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Llanview Goes All ‘Access’ with Wendy Williams

Llanview Goes All ‘Access’ with Wendy Williams

Monday, January 10, 2011 at 8:35 PM ET by Scotty Gore

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The flamboyant talk show host stops by “One Life to Live” to interview the the most powerful family in Llanview.

Hot on the heels of news that socialite Kourtney Kardashian would be guest starring on “OLTL” this spring as hotshot lawyer Kassanda Kavanagh, comes word that the flamboyant author and TV talk show host Wendy Williams will also be stopping by Llanview in the coming months.

According to several sources, Williams (who has hosted a self-titled BET/syndicated talk show since 2008) is set to appear on the soap as Phyllis Rose, emcee of “Access Llanview,” “One Life’s” show-within-a-show. Look for Williams’ character to tackle the dysfunctional Buchanan clan in a special episode of the fictional talk show entitled “The Buchanans, A Family Under Siege.”

Williams will tape here scenes on Wednesday, January 12, and are scheduled to air on Wednesday, March 2 and Monday, March 28. The second date will also mark Kardashian’s daytime debut.

The news has undoubtedly generated some much-needed buzz for the lone remaining East Coast produced daytime drama, which will also welcomes ABC World News Now co-anchor Vinita Nair and author Pete Straub, both of whom will guest star in the upcoming episodes, and daytime veteran Ted King, who first airs in the contract role of Tomas beginning Friday, January 21.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.