ABC Daytime Joins Forces with ESPN

By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Over the weekend mystery photos appeared on ABC’s press site that showed multiple “One Life to Live” actors appearing in scenes on the ABC Daytime drama series. At least that’s what people thought.

David Andrew MacDonald

In preparation for their Fantasy Baseball season, ESPN has joined forces with ABC Daytime for their “Endless Drama” marketing campaign – “Endless Drama” is a series of commercials centered around the drama brought to fantasy baseball. The network came to ABC Daytime seeking soap actors to “bring added drama” to their promotional spots for the campaign.

All My Children” actors Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) and Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe) and “One Life to Live’s” John Paul Lavoiser (Rex Balsom), David Fumero (Cristian Vega), Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan) and John Brotherton (Jared Banks) are all set to appear in the upcoming commercials. Joining in on the fun is David Andrew MacDonald (pictured; “Guiding Light,” “Another World”), who despite reports, is not coming to Llanview in the near future.

Also set to appear are Major League Baseball players Torii Hunter from the LA Angels, Chase Utley from the Philadelphia Phillies, Jorge Posada from the NY Yankees and Hanley Ramirez from the Florida Marlins.

The commercial spots were filmed on the “One Life to Live” set in New York City on Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15.

“One Life to Live” executive producer Frank Valenti directed the commercials, which are set to begin airing on all ESPN Networks and the internet on Monday, March 3.

  • All My Children
  • Rebecca Budig
  • One Life to Live
  • Cameron Mathison
  • Guiding Light
  • Another World
  • David Fumero
  • Bree Williamson
  • John Brotherton
  • John Paul Lavoisier
  • David Andrew MacDonald
  • Torii Hunter
  • Chase Utley
  • Jorge Posada
  • Hanley Ramirez

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