One Life to Live
One Life to Live celebrates its 45th anniversary Monday, and is also celebrating a new beginning. New episodes will premiere as scheduled on Hulu and iTunes, and the show will also begin its limited 10-week run on OWN.
"I'm just glad that we can actually have an anniversary, that we're not having a funeral," star Kassie DePaiva, who plays Blair Cramer on the long-running soap, tells TVGuide.com. "Hopefully 45 years from now, somebody else will still be talking about One Life to Live."
Along with DePaiva, TVGuide.com chats with cast members Melissa Archer, Jerry verDorn, Erika Slezak and Tuc Watkins about their most beloved and most despised story lines over the course of the show's history. Here is a chronological breakdown of those moments:
One Life to Live
Are you ready to go back to Llanview?
The online reboot of One Life to Live premieres Monday, more than 15 months after the soap's broadcast finale aired on ABC. So, what should fans expect from the new version? Will it still feel like the same show or will longtime viewers feel like something is off? And will new viewers be completely lost if they start watching now? We have answers to all your burning questions:
Tuc Watkins, Courtney Watkins, Marie Osmond
We thought Tuc Watkins had the role of a lifetime as One Life to Live's madcap hedonist David Vickers. Turns out he's got an even greater role these days! Watkins will appear on the Hallmark Channel talk show Marie (Monday, April 29, noon/11c) and reveal for the first time that he's a gay single dad, telling host Marie Osmond that he recently welcomed twins Catchen and Curtis via surrogate.
The happily sleep-deprived star says the four-month-olds are just starting to giggle which "makes all those midnight feedings totally worth it."
Soap fans, rejoice! Prospect Park has confirmed which cast members are returning for the One Life to Live and All My Children revivals coming to TheOnlineNetwork.com.
Over on One Life to Live, the returning cast includes:
There's been nothing in soap history like the harmonic convergence known as One Life to Live's Dorian Lord — the perfect creation played by the perfect actress at just the perfect time — and we're pretty damn sure we will never seen anything like this again! So let's enjoy Ms. Robin Strasser while we can. The Emmy Award-winning actress will last be seen on OLTL August 25, though it's not exactly by choice. Last May, Strasser told ABC she'd need to exit the series to deal with a severely bad back that's plagued her for years. She had hoped to stay working through most of August — meaning she'd air well into the fall — but she claims the network abruptly cut her loose as part of a major summer cast purge. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Strasser about her imminent departure, what really went down between her and ABC (the network denies her version of things, but more on that later), and her plans for the future. Will the unsinkable Strasser make the move with OLTL to the Internet?...
Tuc Watkins and Kevin Rahm in Desperate Housewives by Ron Tom/ABC
Cheers to Desperate Housewives for continuing to spruce up Wisteria Lane. Hot on the heels of Dana Delany's Cheer-worthy arrival as shady Katherine Mayfair, two more intriguing new neighbors have moved into the 'hood: Bob (Tuc Watkins) and Lee (Kevin Rahm). The refreshingly non-stereotypical life partners have stirred up trouble without even trying their loud lawn sculpture caused a rift between Susan and Lynette and started a feud with Katherine that promises to keep on simmering. During the past two uneven seasons, watching Housewives had become a chore, but with such welcome additions, it feels like a gay old time again. Read and react to Bruce's opinions on 30 Rock, Damages and more! Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the brand-new Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board Your take could wind up in TV Guide magazine's Cheers & Jeers column!
Busted! Eva Longoria and Ricardo Antonio Chavira by Danny Feld/ABC
A hearty welcome to Gaby's old gardener, John Rowland (Jesse Metcalfe). Gaby won't exactly be receiving her old fling with open arms, but he is back...just in time to see Gaby and Carlos deal with Edie, who has pieced together their secret. Bree's secret is looking shaky, too, now that Phyllis Van De Kamp (Shirley Knight) is onto her. And Wisteria Lane's new gay couple (Tuc Watkins, Kevin Rahm) had it rough enough last week when Susan was trying to be nice. Now they'll meet the neighborhood association. The issue at hand is their yard decorations, and some folks aren't even trying to be nice. Paul Droesch
Episode Recap: "If There's Anything I Can't Stand"The biggest news of the episode was not the arrival of Bob and Lee life partners (no, Susan, not business partners) who moved into the Applewhites' home. No, it was the deepening Mayfair mystery. Aunt Lily wasn't long for this world once she moved back in with them. We witnessed Katherine's quickly dissolved bedside manner when Aunt Lily expressed a deep desire to tell Dylan what "happened in this room." So, it appears Aunt Lily conspired with Katherine Mayfair to do something in that bedroom (with the gash in the wood floor) that at her life's end she deemed a mistake that shouldn't have been covered up and kept from Dylan. Sadly, Lily didn't get the chance to tell Dylan why she doesn't remember living on Wisteria Lane or did she? Lily's final desperate act was great drama (and Bach helped): In her final wheezing moments, she scribbled something on a piece of paper at her bedside, folded it several times, and as she to...
Tuc Watkins and Kevin Rahm by Ron Tom/ABC
by Michael LoganTwo gay guys are about to shake up Wisteria Lane, but it's not their sexuality that's the issue it's their bad taste in art! On October 21, Desperate Housewives (Sundays at 9 pm/ET, ABC) will introduce newbie neighbors Bob and Lee played by Tuc Watkins (One Life to Live) and Kevin Rahm (Judging Amy) and they'll quickly get tiffy with Susan (Teri Hatcher)...read more
Wisteria Lane just got a little more interesting. Tuc Watkins and Kevin Rahm by Danny Feld/ABC
What's the meaning of that gash in the floor of the locked room in the Mayfair house? Perhaps we'll find out this week, but the full Mayfair mystery looks like it's going to be an all-season tease. On the other hand, Danielle Van De Kamp is eight-and-a-half months pregnant, so Bree's charade could end by November sweeps, as could the Edie-Carlos engagement, if what Carlos told Gaby is true. But the big story this episode is a new arrival: Wisteria Lane's first gay couple (Tuc Watkins and Kevin Rahm). They're moving into the Applewhites' old house and, we're told their taste in art will make waves. Paul Droesch