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  • Debuted on ABC: July 15, 1968
  • Final ABC Tape Date: November 18, 2011
  • Final ABC Episode: January 13, 2012
  • Debut on Hulu / iTunes: April 29, 2013
  • Debuts on OWN: July 15, 2013
  • # of Episodes on ABC: 11,096
  • Original Network: ABC
  • Created by: Agnes Nixon
  • Takes place in: Llanview, PA



  • Current Online Cast

    • Melissa Archer as Natalie Buchanan Banks
    • Corbin Bleu as Jeffrey King
    • Alice Callahan as Kate Lane
    • Nick Choksi as Vimal Patel
    • Ryan Cooper as Bruce Hunter
    • Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer
    • Jenni "Jwoww" Farley as Nikki
    • Robert Gorrie as Matthew Buchanan
    • Laura Harrier as Destiny Evans
    • Roger Howarth as Todd Manning
    • Josh Kelly as Cutter Wentworth
    • Florencia Lozano as Tea Delgado
    • Kelley Missal as Danielle Manning
    • Amber Skye Noyes as Michelle
    • Ron Raines as Carl Petersen
    • Sean Ringgold as Shaun Evans
    • Marnie Schulenberg as Jo Sullivan
    • Paolo Seganti as Arturo Bandini
    • Erika Slezak as Victoria Lord Buchanan
    • Hillary B. Smith as Nora Buchanan
    • Trevor St. John as Victor Lord
    • Robin Strasser as Dorian Lord
    • Shenaz Treasury as Rama Patel
    • Andrew Trischitta as Jack Manning
    • Jerry verDorn as Clint Buchanan
    • Tuc Watkins as David Vickers
    • Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan
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    Special Thanks to Leo Logan (Willimantic, CT) for helping us keep this up to date

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    One Life To Live 1968-2012, 2013

    Agnes Nixon's mission for One Life to Live: "...stories about richly diverse people as their lives intertwined, as they interacted with one another... To explain the hopes and hardships, the goals, fights, and failures that are ultimately shared by all mankind no matter how disparate their lifestyles."

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    (News section last updated January 11, 2019)

    Dishing with Digest - 1/11/19 - Gina Tognoni

    (1/11/19) Y&R’s Gina Tognoni (Phyllis) Reflects On Her Soap Career (Listen / download)

    Y&R’s Gina Tognoni chats about her Genoa City leading men, her memories of GL and OLTL and more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. Plus, we talk about the importance of shows’ opening credits.

    Ryan Phillippe slapped with almost $800 fine in Elsie Hewitt suit

    (1/10/19) Ryan Phillippe will be paying up in his lawsuit with ex-girlfriend Elise Hewitt.

    A judge ordered the actor to pay Hewitt’s lawyers $790 for failing to turn over his text messages with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon before the court-ordered deadline, The Blast reports. The judge previously sanctioned him $1,580 for not turning in the messages at an earlier date.

    The model believes that the text messages will help her case against him.

    Hewitt, 22, first sued Phillippe, 44, for $1 million in September 2017. She alleged that he punched and kicked her before throwing her down a flight of stairs in July of that year. She also claimed that he “repeatedly abused a panoply of legal and illegal drugs, including without limitation: cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms and steroids.”

    He previously denied her allegations, saying that he believes he is being extorted.

    Phillippe’s rep and lawyer did not return our request for comment.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (1/5/19) The Talk – CBS

    Wednesday, Jan. 9

    Actress Judith Light discusses her upcoming television film

    Dishing with Digest - Linda Dano - 1/4/19

    (1/4/19) (Listen/download) Linda Dano Reflects On Daytime Career

    Beloved soap vet Linda Dano looks back on her ANOTHER WORLD years as Felicia Gallant, her friendship with Stephen Schnetzer (ex-Cass), her jump to ABC and more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also discuss Ingo Rademacher’s upcoming departure from B&B and what it means for the canvas.

    Farah Fath Welcomes a Beautiful Baby Boy

    (1/3/19) (Photo) Congratulations to actress Farah Fath and husband Phil Galfond, who welcomed a beautiful baby boy in time for the new year! Fath, who soap fans remember as Gigi Morasco on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as well as Mimi Lockhart on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, originally announced her pregnancy back in June and at the time was expecting their bundle of joy to be the best Christmas gift ever. But instead, Spencer Keith Galfond was born on Dec. 31, weighing eight pounds, five ounces. “This came out of me, finally,” Fath tweeted. “Loving him lots.” She also shared the photo of her little miracle on Instagram, adding: “New Year’s Eve was a different kind of party this year.”

    At the end of June, Fath was delighted to reveal that her first child was going to be a boy, but by the following month, among the photos of her growing baby bump, the expectant mom was also confessing how difficult this pregnancy had been for her. But Spencer is just gorgeous and well worth all the suffering she went through. All the best to the happy family, and we can’t wait for the proud parents to share even more beautiful photos of their baby boy as he grows up!

    Donald Moffat Dies: Prolific Actor For Broadway, TV And Film Was 87

    (12/23/18) Donald Moffat, a character actor who appeared on Broadway, television and film, died Thursday in Sleepy Hollow, New York. He was 87 and passed from complications of a recent stroke, according to his daughter.

    In a career that spanned close to 50 years, he appeared in 80 stage plays (directing 10 others), 70 Hollywood and television movies, and at least 60 television productions. His range extended from Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh on Broadway (where he played Larry Slade) to the film A Clear And Present Danger to episodes of the TV series Mannix, Ironside, Gunsmoke and The Defenders.

    Moffat was born in Plymouth, Devon to parents who ran a boarding home while the father sold insurance. He later studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

    He moved to the US at age 26 after serving in World War II and began his career in the Association of Producing Artists, a repertory company on Broadway. He was nominated for a Best Actor Tony for his 1967 roles in revivals of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck and Pirandello’s Right You Are If You Think You Are.

    That was the start of a career that ran from Off-Broadway to Broadway, playing roles as everything from an attorney to US President Ulysses S. Grant.

    In film, Moffat appeared as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in The Right Stuff, as a corrupt US President in Clear And Present Danger, and later as a station commander in the horror classic, The Thing. His other film credits included Rachel, Rachel, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Earthquake and Winter Kills.

    On television, Moffat was Dr. Marcus Polk in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live and an android in the TV adaptation of Logan’s Run

    He is survived by his wife, Gwen Arner, and daughters Lynn and Catherine Railton, as well as two children from his first marriage, Kathleen, known as Wendy, and Gabriel Moffat; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

    Memorial details have not been revealed.

    Lifetime Casts Leads For Jane Green Movies ‘Family Pictures’ & ‘To Have And To Hold’

    (12/14/18) Lifetime has its leads for a pair of movies based on internationally best-selling author Jane Green novels. The cable net said today that Justina Machado, Elisabeth Röhm and Matt Passmore will star in Family Pictures and Erika Christensen, Antonio Cupo, Andy Favreau and Carmel Amit are set for To Have and to Hold.

    Both movies premiere next year, along with another based on Green’s Tempting Fate, which will star Alyssa Milano.

    Family Pictures stars Machado (Jane the Virgin) and Sylvie and Röhm (Law & Order) as Maggie, strangers living on opposite coasts, leading very similar lives with husbands that travel for work too much and daughters about to leave the nest. But when their daughters befriend each other on a college tour, they soon discover a shocking secret that threatens to tear both families apart. Passmore’s (Jigsaw) role was not specified.

    Manu Boyer is directing from a script by Ilene Rosenzweig.

    To Have and To Hold centers on Alice (Christensen, Parenthood), who still can’t believe her high school crush — the dashing, wealthy and successful Joe (Cupo, Blood & Treasure) — would choose to marry her, and she willingly allows him to mold her into his ideal socialite wife. Despite Alice’s best efforts to be the woman of Joe’s dreams, he can’t help but be unfaithful to her. When Joe’s indiscretions impact his career, Alice’s life is further turned upside down. She unexpectedly finds herself falling for Harry (Favreau, Champions), the boyfriend of her best friend Emily (Amit, Ghost Wars), and begins to wonder if her fairy-tale ending could exist after all. Monika Mitchell directs from a script by Jennifer Maisel.

    The exec producers on both pics are Green, Kim Raver, Boyer, Jocelyn Freid, David Fleming, Shane Salerno and Kara Feifer. Family Pictures and To Have and to Hold are in production in Vancouver.

    Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations

    (12/12/18) The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, broadcast live January 13 on the CW at 7 PM ET/PT.MOVIES

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Mahershala Ali – Green Book
    Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
    Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
    Sam Elliott – A Star Is Born
    Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther

    BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
    Black Panther
    Crazy Rich Asians
    The Favourite
    Vice
    Widows

    TELEVISION

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
    Richard Cabral – Mayans M.C. (FX)
    Asia Kate Dillon – Billions (Showtime)
    Noah Emmerich – The Americans (FX)
    Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
    Matthew Macfadyen – Succession (HBO)
    Richard Schiff – The Good Doctor (ABC)
    Shea Whigham – Homecoming (Amazon)

    BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
    Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
    Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
    Allison Janney – Mom (CBS)
    Justina Machado – One Day at a Time (Netflix)
    Debra Messing – Will & Grace (NBC)
    Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
    Brandon Victor Dixon – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
    Eric Lange – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
    Alex Rich – Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
    Peter Sarsgaard – The Looming Tower (Hulu)
    Finn Wittrock – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal (Amazon)

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
    Ellen Burstyn – The Tale (HBO)
    Patricia Clarkson – Sharp Objects (HBO)
    Penelope Cruz – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Julia Garner – Dirty John (Bravo)
    Judith Light – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Elizabeth Perkins – Sharp Objects (HBO)

    Lifetime Unveils Premiere Dates For Winter Movie Slate

    (12/4/18) Lifetime has unveiled the premiere dates for their robust slate of winter movies. From music icons to deadly cheerleaders to the daughter of a notorious mob boss, the network isn’t holding back when it comes to the drama — some based on true stories, some not — for 2019.

    Highlights of their slate include Love You to Death (January 26) starring Marcia Gay Harden, which is based on the true story of a mother and daughter who are nothing like they seem, their tumultuous relationship ending in a brutal murder. Also based on a true story is Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (January 19) starring Christina Ricci. The movie is inspired by Nellie Bly’s undercover stay at the impenetrable Women’s Lunatic Asylum. For something a little lighter, there’s Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You (February 16) which follows the personal and professional journey of the titular Grease icon. Lifetime acquired the biopic for its U.S. premiere.

    Other features on the slate include Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter (February 9) which is executive produced by the real-life Victoria Gotti. Lifetime will also bring back the cult classic Death of a Cheerleader (February 2). The remake will see the return of Kellie Martin, who starred in the 1994 original.

    Lifetime has also acquired Best Friend’s Betrayal and My Mother’s Split Personalities for January. The network will feature five weeks of premieres every Saturday at 8 pm PT/ET, beginning January 19.

    See the complete list and summaries of the features below.

    Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story
    Starring Christina Ricci, Judith Light and Josh Bowman
    January 19

    The Lifetime feature is inspired by Nellie Bly’s undercover stay at the impenetrable Women’s Lunatic Asylum and stars Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress Christina Ricci (Monster), two-time Tony award-winner, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Judith Light (Transparent, The Assassination of Giannni Versace) as Matron Grady and Josh Bowman (Revenge).

    On a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, investigative reporter Nellie Bly (Ricci) feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside. The movie delivers an intense and fictionalized account of actual events surrounding Nellie’s stay beginning after Nellie has undergone treatment, leaving her with no recollection of how she came to the asylum or her real identity. Nellie’s unwillingness to submit to authority results in unspeakable torture at the hands of the head nurse, Matron Grady (Light). When Nellie captures the attention of Dr. Josiah (Bowman) who tries to help her, Grady’s barbaric tactics only intensify, leading Nellie to questions if she actually does belong in the asylum after all.

    A real-life hero, Nellie Bly’s expose was the first of its kind in America and inspired the global reformation of mental health care.

    Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story is executive produced by Howard Braunstein along with Ricci of Grey Team Productions. Michael Tive, David Sigal, Peter Werner and Jonathan Baruch of StoryBy Entertainment also serve as executive producers with Karen Moncrieff as director (Petals on the Wind) with a screenplay by Helen Childress (Reality Bites).

    Love You to Death
    Starring Marcia Gay Harden, Emily Skeggs and Tate Donovan
    January 26

    Inspired by a true story, Love You to Death is a shocking tale of a mother and daughter who are nothing like they seem, their tumultuous relationship ending in a brutal murder. Camile (Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden, Fifty Shades features, Code Black, Point Blank) and Esme (Emily Skeggs, Miseducation of Cameron Post, Mile 22) are well-known in their community – Esme as the sickly, child-like wheelchair-bound daughter, and Camile as the perfect caretaker and mother. They seem a perfect pair until Camile is found stabbed to death in her home, and Esme has vanished, believed to be kidnapped by the killer. But when Esme is found, a terrible secret emerges. Esme was not kidnapped. Instead she ran away with her boyfriend (Brennan Keel Cook) after working with him to murder Camile. More than that, Esme is perfectly healthy, mentally and physically, and has been a victim of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, forced to believe she was ill by her controlling, abusive mother.

    Tate Donovan (The Man in The High Castle) plays Travis, Esme’s estranged father who tries to reconnect with his daughter, despite her mother’s objections.

    Marcia Gay Harden is repped by ICM Partners and Framework Entertainment.

    Love You to Death is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment Television. Executive producers are Jordan Davis and John Davis. Alex Kalymnios directs from a script written by Anthony Jaswinski.

    Death of a Cheerleader
    Stars Kellie Martin, Aubrey Peeples and Sarah Dugdale
    February 2

    In a remake of the cult-classic, Death of a Cheerleader is inspired by Randall Sullivan’s Rolling Stone article of the same name about the real-life murder of a popular, affluent and beautiful Northern California high school cheerleader at the hand of a classmate. Bridget Moretti (Aubrey Peeples) is a shy outsider from a lower middle-class background who aspires to be beautiful, popular and perfect in everything. Believing that a friendship with rich and pretty Kelly Locke (Sarah Dugdale), leader of the school’s most prestigious clique, will get her all that she desires, Bridget tries to forge a friendship with her. When Kelly rejects Bridget’s attempts, it leaves her humiliated and feeling like a failure and ultimately fuels a jealous rage that will lead to murder. Death of a Cheerleader explores the events leading up to and after the shocking crime that took place in this upper-middle-class community.

    Kellie Martin, who starred alongside Tori Spelling in the original, plays the FBI agent who cracks the case.

    Death of a Cheerleader is produced by Just Singer Entertainment and Reunion Pacific Entertainment. Executive producers are Matthew O’Connor, Paddy Bickerton, Steve White and Sheri Singer. Paul Shapiro directs from a script written by Caitlin D. Fryers.

    Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter
    Executive Produced and Narrated by Victoria Gotti and
    Starring Chelsea Frei and Maurice Benard
    February 9

    Executive produced by Victoria Gotti herself, the movie takes us deep into the world of what it was really like to grow up as the daughter of mob boss John Gotti, revealing the glamour, glitz and unique hardships of her world. Sharing never-before-revealed stories about her life, Victoria (played by Chelsea Frei) tells of a sensitive child growing up with a beloved father (Maurice Benard) she worried about constantly; the tragedy of her younger brother’s death; and her turbulent romance, forbidden by her father, with the man who later became her husband. Victoria had a front-row seat to a life the world became fascinated with, all while trying to reconcile the loving father she adored with a man the outside world was determined to bring down.

    Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter is produced by Relevé Entertainment for Lifetime with Victoria Gotti, Jennifer Wachtell (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) and Holly Carter (Home is Where You Find It) executive producing. Catherine Cyran (The Prince & Me) directs from a script co-written by Victoria Gotti and David Schneiderman (Chasing Liberty). The film is based on Gotti’s book This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti. Victoria Gotti will appear on camera narrating her story.

    Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You
    Starring Delta Goodrem
    February 16

    Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You is the remarkable personal and professional journey of international superstar Olivia Newton-John, illustrated through her music. Covering her lasting power across more than five decades in one of the world’s toughest industries, the film delves into both Olivia’s public persona as well as the private woman behind-the-scenes, including her multiple battles with cancer and her intense fight to survive.

    Australian singer, songwriter and actress Delta Goodrem (House Husbands, judge on The Voice, Australia) stars as Olivia Newton-John and re-records her classic hits for the film. Hugo Johnstone-Burt (San Andreas, The Wrong Girl) is Bruce Welch and Todd Lasance (The Flash, The Vampire Diaries) plays Lee Kramer. Richard Brancatisano (Chasing Life) is featured as Matt Lattanzi, Anthony Brandon Wong (The Matrix Revolutions) is Patrick McDermott, Morgan Griffin (San Andreas, The Sleepover Club) is young Olivia, and Georgia Flood (American Princess, Wentworth) is young Pat Carroll.

    Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You is produced by Fremantle with the assistance of Screen Australia and Film Victoria for Channel Seven. Lifetime has acquired the film for the U.S. premiere.

    JANUARY ACQUIRED MOVIES

    Best Friend’s Betrayal
    Starring Mary Grill, Vanessa Walsh, Jaime M. Callica
    Premieres January 13

    Best friends Katie (Mary Grill) and Jess (Vanessa Walsh) are inseparable and have always had each other’s backs. When Jess begins a new serious relationship with famous crime writer, Nick (Jaime M. Callica), Katie is unsure of this new seemingly perfect man. Katie wants to support her friend’s newfound happiness but is fiercely protective of her. But Katie’s obsession with Jess soon proves deadly and it is up to the recently vilified Nick to expose this supposed ‘best friend’ before it is too late. Best Friend’s Betrayal is produced by Reel One Entertainment.

    My Mother’s Split Personalities
    Starring Lindsay Hartley, Kayla Wallace, Jefferson Brown
    Premieres January 12

    After her father dies of a heart attack, Julie Price (Kayla Wallace) has returned home after two years of living in estrangement from her mother Gail (Lindsay Hartley). But Gail is not herself these days, acting bizarrely and under the control of Warren (Jefferson Brown), a highly intelligent criminal, who has become Gail’s boyfriend and is plotting to get his hands on a vast amount of money left behind by her dead husband. As Julie investigates the cause of her mother’s strange behavior, she gets closer to the truth about Warren, and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins, in which the dark criminal operator will do anything to protect his payday. It’s up to Julie to save her mother from not only Warren but also from her own split personalities and get her the help she desperately needs. My Mother’s Split Personalities is produced by Reel One Entertainment

    Free Buffy, Angel, Firefly

    (12/1/18) Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel, plus creator Joss Whedon’s cult fave Firefly, are now available to stream for free in their entirety on Facebook Watch, per Variety.

    Kristen Alderson Opens up About Her First Love, ONE LIFE TO LIVE Castmate Brandon Buddy

    (11/29/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Although some soap fans may only remember Kristen Alderson as the first Kiki Jerome on GENERAL HOSPITAL, most know her best as ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Starr Manning, the little girl viewers watched grow into a young woman. And the actress recently revealed that her first daytime role led to her very first real-life love story — she and OLTL castmate Brandon Buddy (Cole) were an item both on and off the show! “Procrastinating washing my face led me down a rabbit hole of Starr and Cole scenes on YouTube,” Alderson confessed on Twitter. So here I am at 2:30 a.m. still in my stage makeup watching myself at age 15 and 18 be in love with my first love. Life is weird and beautiful. So grateful for it all.”

    When a fan asked her to confirm she’d read the tweet correctly, adding that she was a huge fan of Starr and Cole and the chemistry the pair shared together, Alderson revealed there was a very good reason that chemistry was so strong. “It was a secret,” she confided of their romance, “but yep. In real-life, too.”

    Alderson joined the cast of OLTL back in 1998 and grew up on screen as Starr. Buddy first appeared as Cole Thornhart in the fall of 2006, and Starr and Cole quickly became a popular supercouple on the soap. As their relationship developed, the teens navigated the ups and downs of young love, and after finally deciding to sleep together, Star became pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl named Hope. Unfortunately, their future happiness was ruined when Cole wound up in prison for murder and Starr had to raise their daughter on her own.

    When Alderson joined the cast of GH following OLTL’s cancelation, Cole and Hope were killed off in a car accident, leaving Starr completely on her own to build a new life in Port Charles. When Starr later went to Los Angeles and broke up with Michael Corinthos over the phone, many fans suspected that Cole and Hope had survived the crash and imagined that the three of them have been reunited and are living in California together. Hey, in soaps anything is possible, even happy endings!

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine Cast Previews Amy's #MeToo Episode: 'You See a Side of Her That You've Never Seen Before'

    (11/24/18) Brooklyn Nine-Nine is moving forward with a #MeToo storyline in Season 6. The episode, which is focused on Melissa Fumero’s Amy, marks the directorial debut of Fumero’s co-star, Stephanie Beatriz.

    “I’ve never done an episode like this,” Fumero tells TVLine. “You see a side of her that you’ve never seen before.”

    For Fumero, having Beatriz at the helm was especially important given the material at hand. “I think it would have been nerve-wracking if it had been someone else, or someone I didn’t know,” she says. “It was really wonderful to have my friend directing, where we already have a shorthand… It was so amazing to just have that trust, to feel protected and safe.”

    Back in August, series co-creator Dan Goor told reporters at the Television Critics’ Assoc. summer press tour that the producers were contemplating a #MeToo episode. At the time, fellow EP and series star Andy Samberg said that they wouldn’t move forward with the issue-oriented episode “unless we have the right take that does it justice.”

    According to Beatriz, the writers ultimately came up with an “amazing script” for Fumero, adding, “I think she’s [an] underrated actress. I don’t think people understand the scope of her talent, and I am really thrilled I got to be witness to it on set that week. Melissa’s a star.”

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine makes its NBC debut on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9/8c. An airdate for the #MeToo episode has not yet been announced.

    Soap opera veteran Jensen Buchanan is ready for a clean break in Brentwood

    (11/20/18) (latimes.com) Veteran soap opera actress Jensen Buchanan has listed a Brentwood home she owns through a trust for sale at $2.45 million.

    The single-level Traditional, built in 1955, has an open floor plan, wood floors and vaulted ceilings. A fireplace anchors the living room. The kitchen has a beamed ceiling, stainless-steel appliances and an eat-at center island. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

    French doors at the back of the house open to a covered terrace, a pavilion and an outdoor kitchen. A stone bridge with a waterfall overlooks the pool and spa area.

    Buchanan, 56, has appeared on such daytime soap operas as "Another World," "As the World Turns," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live."

    She bought the property in 2016 for $1.9 million, public records show.

    Jade Mills and Johnny Schell of Coldwell Banker are the listing agents.

    Fosse/Verdon Adds Cast

    (11/20/18) FX’s forthcoming limited series Fosse/Verdon, about the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams), has added the following actors to its ensemble: Norbert Leo Butz (as Paddy Chayefsky), Margaret Qualley (as Ann Reinking), Aya Cash (as Joan Simon), Nate Corddry (as Neil Simon), Susan Misner (as Joan McCracken), Bianca Marroquin (as Chita Rivera), Kelli Barrett (as Liza Minnelli), Evan Handler (as Hal Price), Rick Holmes (as Fred Weaver) and Paul Reiser (as Cy Feuer).

    Dishing with Digest - 11/16/18 - Ron Carlivati

    (11/16/18) Head Writer Ron Carlivati Talks About His Soap Past And Present (Listen / download)

    DAYS’s Head Writer Ron Carlivati talks to Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky about his Salem present, the highlights of his GH and ONE LIFE TO LIVE past, how he broke into the biz and more. We also discuss the challenges of being the top scribe in today’s soap climate.


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    Facts

    1. Agnes Nixon's mission for One Life to Live: "...stories about richly diverse people as their lives intertwined, as they interacted with one another... To explain the hopes and hardships, the goals, fights, and failures that are ultimately shared by all mankind no matter how disparate their lifestyles."

    2. February 17, 1995: Todd married Blair in Florida.

    3. February 23, 1996: Dylan Moody and Marty Saybrooke tied the knot.

    4. March 3, 1998: Fiona Hutchison (Gabrielle, OLTL) and husband John Viscardi (ex-Tony, OLTL) welcomed son Trevor into the world.

    5. March 5, 1990: Bo disguised himself as Prince Raymond and married Sarah Gordon.

    6. March 29, 1996: Once Alex’s husband, Carlo Hesser, returned from the dead, she married Asa Buchanan again.

    7. March 31, 1977: Larry and Karen Wolek were married.

    8. March: In 2000, Ben found out that he was Asa’s son.

    9. April 10, 1998: Georgie lied to Hank when she fingered Bo as her attacker.

    10. April 27, 1990: Michael Grande wed Brenda McGillis

    11. April: In 2000, Viki said an emotional good-bye to her children as she headed off for breast-cancer treatment.

    12. May 10, 2000: Ty Treadway made his Llanview debut as Melanie’s husband (and Troy’s twin), Colin.

    13. May 12, 1987: Cord Roberts wed archaeologist Kate Sanders believing that his wife, Tina, had perished.

    14. May 14: Megan Gordon wed her true love, Jake Harrison, in 1991.

    15. June 1: On this date in 1984, Jenny and David finally tied the knot.

    16. June 2, 1995: Bo Buchanan and Nora Gannon tied the knot in a ceremony officiated by Little Richard.

    17. June: The emergence of Niki Smith interrupted Viki’s wedding to Joe Riley in 1969.

    18. June: Thanks to Blair’s truth serum, Skye revealed that Max was not Asa’s son in 2000.

    19. June: In 1976, Victor Lord died (or so everyone would long believe!).

    20. June: In 1988, Tom Dennison’s troubled young daughter, Mari Lynn, married Wade Coleman.

    21. July 15, 1968: OLTL first aired on ABC.

    22. July 15: On this date in 1993, the soap celebrated its 25th anniversary.

    23. July 15, 1997: Todd Manning and Téa Delgado married so the groom could keep custody of his daughter, Starr.

    24. July 16, 2001: Melissa Archer debuted on the serial as Natalie, a troublesome twentysomething.

    25. August 4, 1997: Antonio Vega and Andy Harrison were wed.

    26. August 8, 2001: Colin’s twin brother, Troy, arrived in Llanview.

    27. August 15, 2001: Allison Perkins returned to Llanview after a 14-year absence.

    28. August 16, 1996: Todd returned from the dead, and to Llanview, and found his “widow,” Blair, in a compromising position with Patrick.

    29. August: In 1986, Delila Ralston married her third Buchanan man: Rafe Garretson.

    30. August 1999: Dorian confessed to hitting Jessica with her car, which exonerated Lindsay.

    31. September 12, 1997: Patrick Thornhart wed Marty Saybrooke on a clearing high atop Llantano Mountain.

    32. September 30, 1999: Tonja Walker Davidson (ex-Alex) and her husband welcomed daughter Abrianna Elaine into the world.

    33. October 1, 1999: Rapist Brian Harris was shot and killed by Det. John Sykes after nearly assaulting Kelly Cramer.

    34. October 1999: Brian, the Llanview rapist, was shot and killed by Sykes.

    35. November 5, 2001: Al and Jen make love for the first time at the quarry.

    36. November 14, 1994: In Egyptian style, Asa and Alex tied the knot as Nora and Bo stood in as the maid of honor and best man.

    37. November 14, 1995: Todd and Blair were married and celebrated with each other and a thousand golden balloons.

    38. November 17, 1999: Grace died in Kevin’s arms and continued to haunt him in his dreams.

    39. November 27, 1991: Bo and Cassie were married for a brief time; shortly after the ceremony, the groom ran into his "late wife," Sarah.

    40. November 1999: Renée learned the truth — that Max was not her and Asa’s son.

    41. December 1, 1993: Max wed Luna Moody.

    42. December 1, 1999: Max awakened from his coma.

    43. December 31, 1999: After trying to rescue Nora after her car broke down, Bo spent New Year's Eve trapped inside an abandoned building with her.

    44. Evangeline sang at Michael and Marcie's wedding in May 2006. The song was "We'll Love Through," written and performed by Renee Elise Goldsberry herself.

    45. What was that beautiful song that Marcie (Kathy Brier) sang on Wed. 1/25/06 when she and Michael were alone in the church? A. It was called "Water's Edge" by Cyndi Lauper.

    46. Viki has had 6 alternate personalities: Niki Smith, Tommy (an angry teenage boy), Jean (cold, calculating, in control), Tori (more malicious version of Viki), Princess (young girl) and Victor Lord. Currently, all those personalities but Niki have been integrated.

    47. The bridesmaids dresses that Dorian had the girls wear for her wedding were by Teri Jon. They may be available at Saks Fifth Avenue or directly from the manufacturer.

    48. David Vickers: A Look Back: David Vickers is handsome, charming, and usually guilty as sin. Always good for a dry pun or a gratuitous shirtless shot, this con man is back on "One Life to Live." Let's look back at his past.

      1994: David claimed to be the son of Victor Lord, whom Dorian Lord was accused of killing. He produced a forged diary, clearing her -- and she paid him $50,000 for it. A beautiful partnership began. Meanwhile, Tina Lord fell hard for David but she thought he was her brother. The two couldn't resist each other ... and slept together.

      1995: David confessed to Tina they weren't related, so they decided to get hitched. Viki also found out David wasn't really her brother. Her alternate personality, prissy Jean, emerged -- and blackmailed David into divorcing Tina and marrying Dorian (who hated him).

      2001: David resurfaced to help Todd sell Blair's baby. Todd didn't realize little Jack was his son, and eventually got him back. When David blackmailed him, Todd sent David to a Moroccan prison!

      2003: David, fresh from prison, returned to town and started shacking up with Dorian again.

      2005: David and Dorian planned to wed for the second time. Spencer, David's brother, forced David to dump Dorian during the ceremony by threatening to tell the cops that David shot John's dad (which was lie).

      2007: Despite his innocence, David confessed to killing Spencer--but only because Asa promised him $10 million to off his bro. As Asa's illegitimate son, David's worth 10 times that! After that drama ended, David married man-eater Alex Olanov to get half her fortune. He didn't know she was marrying him to get HIS share of the Buchanan wealth. Nice try, Alex!

    49. Allison Perkins 101: Allison Perkins, an insane and murderous enemy of the Buchanans, is back on OLTL. She's armed with a secret that she says could destroy the family. Here's a recap on some of the havoc Allison has wrought:

      1986: Under cult leader Mitch Laurence's orders, his disciple Allison kidnapped newborn Jessica Buchanan from her parents, Viki and Clint. Weeks later, Allison was in a car accident and fell into a coma. Shortly after, baby Jessica was returned to the family.

      2001: Allison, now awake from her coma, dropped a bombshell on Viki, Jessica and the Buchanans: Jessica wasn't Clint and Viki's daughter! Natalie Balsom, Jessica's blue collar classmate, was. Allison explained how she stole infant Natalie from Llanfair shortly after birth—but infant Jessica was the one returned. Viki refused to believe it, but a DNA test between Viki and Natalie proved they were mother and daughter.

      Allison's plan was to get half of Natalie's money for reuniting mother and daughter. When Natalie actually started to feel a part of the Buchanan family, she told Allison her cash was off limits.

      2002: Allison went on the run. With the cops closing in, she took Viki (in her Niki persona) hostage. Allison was captured, but the shootout with the authorities left Ben Davidson, Viki's husband, in a coma. Allison was placed in St. Ann's, a mental institution.

      Some months later, the full extent of Allison's manipulations were revealed: Viki was actually the mother of Natalie AND Jessica. Natalie's father was Clint, while Jessica's father was Mitch, who had raped Viki. Allison had lied about Jessica not being Viki's child.

      2008: Allison is back with a new secret about Jessica and the Buchanans.

    50. Q. Who are Blair's parents on One Life to Live?
      A. Blair's mother is Addie Cramer, Dorian's sister. Addie lives with the Cramers but travels frequently. The identity of Blair's father is unknown. He was an orderly who raped Addie when she was a patient in a mental hospital.

    51. Q. How many times has Dorian been married?
      A. At last count, seven times -- to six different men. They are: Victor Lord (Viki's dad -- the start of their feud), Herb Callison, Manuel Santi, David Vickers (twice), Mel Hayes, and Mitch Laurence.

    52. Q. What is the name of the song that played during Starr's baby's funeral on "One Life to Live?"
      A. The song is called We All Fall Down by Kevin Briody.

    53. Q. What is the name of the song Marcie sang when she was putting together a crib on One Life to Live? It was from the September 29, 2008 episode.
      A. The song was called "In My Arms."

    54. Q. What is that song playing in the One Life to Live ads that feature Rex and Gigi kissing in bed and say "look how complicated love can be"?
      A. The song is called "Once in a Lifetime" by Keith Urban.

    55. Q. How many times have Todd and Blair been married on One Life to Live? What were the reasons they divorced?
      A. Todd and Blair have been married, and divorced, five times. Yes, five times! Reasons for the divorces, in brief: Todd learned Blair lied about a pregnancy (#1); Todd framed Patrick for murder (#2); Blair learned Todd lied about their baby dying (#3); Blair learned Todd lied about his identity (#4); Blair was angry with Todd's behavior during Starr's pregnancy (#5).

    56. Q. Who sang "I've Got a Crush on You" when Viki and Ben were in Heaven on One Life to Live's July 21, 2008 episode?
      A. Legendary recording artist Linda Ronstadt sang that ballad.

    57. Q. Who sings the song "Believe" that plays in the OLTL and GH ads?
      A. It's by a band called "The Bravery."

    58. Q. What is the breed of David Vickers, the dog on One Life to Live?
      A. David Vickers is a shitzu.

    59. Q. Can you please tell me where I can purchase that white lounging robe with flowers that Dorian wore on OLTL on 5/29/08 & 5/30/08?
      A. Dorian's caftan is from Saks in New York. Hope that helps!

    60. Q. Where did you find the gowns and accessories used at Rex and Adriana's beautiful wedding on OLTL? Where can I get Dorian's dress and necklace?
      A. Susan Gammie of OLTL's Wardrobe Department designed Adriana's wedding dress. The bridesmaid's dresses are by Catherine Regehr, and their necklaces are Swarovski. Dorian's dress is from Vivaldi Boutique in New York and her necklace is from Gale Grant (a jewelry store on Madison Avenue in New York).

    61. Q. What was the song playing during Monday, May 5th, 2008 OLTL? It was shown during a montage with several characters including Talia and Antonio.
      A. The montage featured is the song "When The Time Is Right" by Griffin House.

    62. Q. What is the name of the song that played during Starr and Cole's "first time" on OLTL? I really liked it. What is the name and who sings it?
      A. The song is called "Sweetest Kiss," made specifically for the show and sung by Michael Towber (He was the same singer for Todd's execution song, "Forsaken"). It's not yet commercially available but we hope to get it onto iTunes soon.

    63. Q. OLTL's Viki wore a long purple jacket when she visited Charlie in January 2008. Can you tell me where the show got it?
      A. Viki's jacket is from Eileen Fisher, and should be available in Eileen Fisher boutiques and department stores nationwide.

    64. Q. Where can I get the blouse/tunic that Jessica was wearing on Jan 4th's OLTL? It was a blue V neck with cut away shoulders which was absolutely beautiful!
      A. Jessica's dress came from Calypso in New York. The designer is Tufi Dufek.

    65. Q. Which Sam did Todd Manning (OLTL) name his son after?
      A. Todd renamed his son Sam Manning in honor of his deceased mentor and friend, Sam Rappaport. The child was previously called "Tommy" when he lived with Michael and Marcie McBain.

    66. Q. What's the history behind Dorian's house on OLTL? Why did she choose to name it "La Boulaie?"
      A. Dorian loves all things French so she translated the house's original name. The name is derived from the word for "birch tree." Literally translated, it means "birch plantation."

    67. Q. On "One Life to Live," Viki said grace before Thanksgiving dinner (2007) with the gang from the diner. What was it?
      A. That was a prayer written by Ralph Waldo Emerson called "Thanksgiving." It goes: "For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food,For love and friends, For everything thy goodness sends."

    68. Q. What was the song that Marcie said was her favorite?
      A. The song Marcie said was her favorite is an ABC-owned, non-commercially available song called FLY AWAY.

    69. Q. Where did you get the red outfit that Dorian had on the week of Oct. 15, 2007?
      A. Dorian's red outfit was a Givenchy suit purchased at Vivaldi Boutique in New York. Unfortunately, it was purchased last year.

    70. Q. Who sang after Timbaland's performance on OLTL and what is the song called?
      A. The group is called One Republic and the song is called Apologize.

    71. Q. What was the song played at the ending montage of One Life to Live's 9/28 episode?
      A. The 9/28 Montage featured the song Human by John McLaughlin.

    72. Q. Where did you get the lovely dress that Natalie was wearing on 9/14?
      A. Natalie's outfit is from Anne Taylor and should be available at their stores.

    73. Q. What brand is the cream colored top and long skirt that Blair was wearing on the 1st week of September (2007).
      A. Both top and skirt are made by Donna Karan.

    74. Q. Can you please tell me the song that was playing at the end of the September 5th episode of One Life to Live?
      A. That song is called "Captured," by Bic Runga.

    75. Q. I want to know the store that sold Jessica's dress that she wore during the BE Fundraiser, Monte Carlo night. It was worn on the episodes from Monday, 8/13 until Thursday, 8/16.
      A. Jessica's Monte Carlo dress is by Marc Bouwer from Saks.

    76. Q. Where can I purchase the flower tank top that was worn by Lulu on General Hospital weeks ago and then again by Sarah on One Life to Live?
      A. The flower tank top is by Lucky Brand and should be available at their stores.

    77. Q. The song that played at the end of One Life to Live's 10,000th episode was so beautiful. Can you tell me the name of the song and artist?
      A. The song is called "Gone" by Jessica Riddle.

    78. Q. Where did Starr's beautiful peach-colored prom dress come from?
      A. The dress is by Alyce Designs, a company located in Chicago. Their web address is www.alycedesigns.com.

    79. Q. Can you please tell me what the name of the song was playing on OLTL on 8/8/07 while Vincent & Layla were making love?
      A. Sure, that song is called "This Love" written by Bobby Hartry.

    80. Q. Where can I find Jessica's wedding dress (on OLTL)?
      A. Her dress was by Amy Michelson. Amy's dresses are available through a number of bridal salons. The headpiece was purchased at Kleinfeld's.

    81. Q. Heather Tom (Kelly on OLTL) has been sporting a white handbag since she came out of the hospital. Who makes it and where can I buy it?
      A. Kelly's purse is made by Gerard Darel.

    82. Q. On OLTL, Cristian wore t-shirts on the April 20, 2006 and May 15, 20006 episodes with a sword-like symbol on them. Where can I find these awesome shirts?
      A. The shirts are by Edun, a new clothing line started by U2 frontman Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson. The items are created from organic materials, and can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales in New York or by doing a search on-line.

    83. Q. Where can I purchase a shirt like Jess/Tess wore on March 31? It had leather around the neck and it was green and white.
      A. Jessica's top is from Saks Fifth Avenue and is currently available.

    84. Q. What was the name of the beautiful song that Marcie sang at Duke's funeral?
      A. The song was "Sand and Water" by Beth Nielsen Chapman.

    85. Q. Marcie (on OLTL) had on a brown sundress on the May 2, 2006 Can you please tell me where it was purchased and who the designer is?
      A. Marcie's dress was an Anne Klein Petite and was purchased at Lord and Taylor.

    86. Q. Who makes the bedding set in Jessica Buchanan's bedroom (yellow and green striped cover) on OLTL?
      A. The manufacturer is Dan River, Inc. and the designer is Lilly Pulitzer.

    87. Q. I've always liked the artwork of the spaghetti wrapped around a fork in Kelly's house (on OLTL). Now that she's redecorating, I am even more interested in knowing how I can get a print of that?
      A. The poster is an original Razzia Pasta poster created in 1986. It's still available on-line. Try Razzia-Posters.com or Goantiques.com. It will cost approximately $220.00.

    88. Q. What is the name of the song that Marcie sang at Jen's Memorial on OLTL and who sings it?

      A. The song is called "Borrowed Angels" by Kristen Chenoweth.

    89. When One Life to Live debuted on July 15, 1968, it only ran a half-hour. OLTL expanded to 45 minutes on July 26, 1976. It wasn’t until January 16, 1978 that it became a full hour.

    90. In June, 1971 OLTL was the first soap to use real-life drug users on camera, courtesy of Odyssey House in New York, as part of a teen drug storyline.

    91. Last-minute changes over the years have included the name of the show- OLTL almost aired as Between Heaven And Hell, and Clint’s name- it was supposed to be "Chris," but Clint Ritchie (Clint) convinced producers to make the change before his first taping.

    92. OLTL celebrated its 8,000th episode Oct. 22, 1999

    93. The song played when Grace died was "Say Good Night" by Beth Nielson Chapman

    94. ONE LIFE TO LIVE was the first original soap opera to air by Agnes Nixon, who also created ALL MY CHILDREN and LOVING, and co-created THE CITY.

    95. As a teen-ager, Kassie DePaiva (Blair Manning) worked at Nashville, Tennessee's Opryland as a singer and, at age 18, debuted as a soloist at the legendary Grand Ole Opry.

    96. The actors arrive at the studio between 7:00AM and 9:00AM. They rarely leave before 7:00PM.

    97. Roger Howarth (Todd Manning) was awarded the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in 1994. He also received a nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actor in 1995.

    98. Many music stars have made guest appearances on OLTL, including The Beach Boys, Rick James, Bryan White and The Chieftains

    99. The largest set ever created for a soap opera was the set for Eterna. It was so huge---over 32 feet high---that it had to be set up in a different studio from where OLTL usually tapes.

    100. In the late 1960's, OLTL used to air at 3:30PM, after General Hospital and before Dark Shadows.

    101. No teleprompters or cue cards are used on OLTL. Their use was discontinued back in 1988.

    102. OLTL's first acting Emmy was awarded to Al Freeman, Jr. (Lt. Ed Hall) in 1979.

    103. On May 10, 1993, Clint Ritchie (Clint) was critically injured in a tractor accident. The actor suffered broken vertebrae, crushed ribs and a punctured lung, forcing him to leave OLTL for almost five months. To deal with his absence, Head Writer Micheal Malone quickly scripted a plane crash. Upon his return, Ritchie publicly praised OLTL for their sensitive handling of his accident and privately thanked Robert S. Woods (bo) and Producer Frank Valentini for flying out to California to cheer him up in person. "All the way through, (OLTL) has been a great support system," he smiled.



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