'One Life to Live' Has Left the Building
'The View' to salute Llanview in a special episode
It's official: Llanview has left the building. The "One Life to Live" ABC finale will air on Jan. 13, but that episode has already been taped and today, Dec. 9, was the cast's final day to clear out their dressing rooms. With production wrapped, however, comes renewed hope for an after-life on the internet, along with news that "The View" will salute "One Life to Live" in a special episode just hours before the finale.
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“I am awake and dreading today," Hillary B. Smith tweeted Thursday. "It is the day I move the last of my stuff from the dressing room and say good by to my family. I will roll my stuff unaided through the audience waiting in line to see The View like a discarded lover when she has been all used up. After 20 years of caring and bleeding for this show. I feel dismissed. Like we are all being told, 'Move along. Nothing to see here.'”
Smith softened the blow with a Llanview ladies' night, meeting up with costars Kassie DePaiva, Kristen Alderson and Florencia Lozano, show publicist Lauri Hogan and costume designer Susan Gammie on Wednesday. The love-fest seemed to give them all a boost.
"These women carried me for 18 years during my time at OLTL," tweeted DePaiva, pictured hugging onscreen daughter Alderson. "Their love and friendship shaped my everyday existence. I treasure each them and cherish my memories!"
Alderson, who grew up on the show, tweeted out the goodbye photos from the ladies' night, while her brother and costar Eddie tweeted out the above twitpic of the empty stages when the sibs packed up their dressing rooms earlier that day.
Will 'One Life to Live' make it to the net?
Soap fans were heartbroken when Prospect Park announced they were "suspending aspirations" to bring "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" back to life on the internet. Just this week, however, Variety reported that the production company that bought digital rights to the canceled ABC sudsers is meeting with potential partners.
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Erika Slezak (Viki Lord) will serve as guest host for an episode that promises never-before seen footage of the final taping; interviews with special guest stars and returning cast members; surprise appearances; an exclusive sneak peek clip of the final show and the cast and crew uniting for their final group photo. Creator Agnes Nixon will also stop by and fans can of course expect a "One Life to Live" montage of memorable moments.
Those who wish to be studio audience members can email their request ASAP to: TheViewSalutesOLTL@gmail.com.
"One Life to Live" airs weekdays on ABC, until Jan. 13. "The View" airs weekdays on ABC
I have been watching OLTL since it first began and it is a sad day indeed to see them go I detest all these reality shows if i want to watch a cooking show i will go to the food network the Chew is foolish i caught it just to give it a chance that i wont do again as for the revolution i have no intentions of watching it at all if i want to watch a show like that i will watch THE BIGGEST LOSER at least NBC had the good grace to put it on at night and not ruin their dedicated daytime viewers favorites as for ABC once they remove GH I will no longer view their network nor will i allow it on in my home by my children nor grandchildren they have no regard for their viewers they say the cut these shows due do the cost well how is it going to be for them when they lose all their viewers I wish the sponsors of these new shows would take their adds away for i will no longer purchase their products so ABC AND SPONSORS OF THE CHEW AND REVOLUTION I HOPE YOUR POCKETS RUN DRY when all the people who once bought what you had to offer no longer do
Ellen Degeneres got what she deserved, a no show. When are these people going to stop trusting in Lindsay Lohan and realize she is damaged beyond repair?
Just let her be, she will never be "okay."
A Carver: You are a very narrow-minded person, which makes you a moron. If you could care less about soaps, then why seek out articles such as this one with the sole intention of putting the genre down in front of thousands of lifelong fans? Soaps have been around for almost half a century. If they were so "well past their prime", then I seriously doubt that they would've lasted as long as they have. Secondly, Soaps are not full of "B-rated actors and actresses", as you so cluelessly described Hillary B. Smith. Josh Duhamel, Kelly Ripa and Demi Moore are just a few examples of first class award-winning talent who got their start on soaps. And as for your other clueless statement that "people are not watching anymore", have you visited the other blogs, the facebook fan pages, the twitter world???? If you would do a little research, you would see that hundreds of thousands of people DO still watch these shows!!! So, please spare us with your lame, clueless babble and take your unsolicited comments somewhere else.
Now, onward and upward....
To the ones who matter - the soapfans: I grew up in a household where both my parents were AMC and OLTL fans, so in a way, I feel like these characters are a part of my family. Since The Chew has replaced AMC, I refuse to watch it. (Even though I tried to give it a chance, but ended up turning the channel after 5 minutes because the cast was too annoying.) When The Revolution replaces OLTL, I will NOT watch it. ABC, the only shows you have going for you now are GH and Desperate Housewives....and we all know that DH is in its last season. That being said, if you plan to cancel GH (and with your superb track record for caring less about your loyal views, I am sure that a cancellation is just around the corner), then ABC will no longer be welcome in my home. I have been a faithful viewer since I was a child, but I will no longer be supportive of a network who does not listen to their viewers' opinions or wants.
I watch CBS now for everything. When they remove Y&R and B&B. They will lose me as a viewer completely. I can watch EVERYTHING else online. I am ready to cancel my Direct TV. Why do I need it? They are taking off everything I care about.
Streaming is the way to go if the Networks refuse to listen to their audience. TIME to goooo.. All I will have left is ELLEN. LOVE LOVE HER! But, I think I can get her online. So, Networks take it away and Karma take over. ; )
Please, Please, no more talk shows, reality shows and NO MORE cooking shows..
I will miss my extended family terribly..
i think its a shame that after all the years these soaps have been treated the way the have...they have have brought happiness,hope, and understanding to lives that were filled with un happiness or something missing in them...they were are the back bone of tv...to put reality shows and and no telling what else will be a great mistake....everyone should boycott these things...i will only watch tv at night now...and if the same happens there then go buy DVDs....screw what these networks are doing...and if any one of you says you never watch soaps will if those lips are moving you are lying...the american public has a right to there shows....are we moving into a communist world now and having to watch what the government and sponsors say we have to....it become a sad sad day tv,,they sold out
I watched OLTL from day one: as two doctors struggled with each other and one fell several stories to the ground; and Dorian Crammer (not Lord yet) lurked in the shadows of the hospital watching her lover fall to his death! From that day I have watched tens of thousands of shows (and commercials). Quoting Hillary B. Smith "I feel like I've been dismissed" too! and I will never forgive ABC/Disney for cancelling this show. AMC came later for me, but I came to love this show too. What's wrong with ABC? I truly question the executives who made these decisions, and will deserve what's coming to them after the stupid realty and talk shows tank. I know that its a business and I can appreciate that they have to pay their bills. But the millions of fans that loved these shows have gone somewhere else, and have taken their money with them. ABC and their advertisers will lose so much money from p*ssed off viewers, I don't know if the companies will be able to recover financially. You've made several bad decisions and will pay for them. I have already stopped watching ABC which would include: DWTS, The View, nightly and local news, Greys, and other shows and will never, never watch "screw" the Chew and Revulsion. As for OLTL actors, writers, and crew...thank you for giving us so many great years of acting and story telling. I hope to see you back in the future and will watch for the continuing stories of the good people of Llandview. Good bye and best wishes to you all!
Why try to save AMC & OLTL? No one tried to save ATWT & GL. I hope all the internet thing gets canned permantly. Eventually all Soaps will die out. Hopefully
Y&R will be the last to go. THEY R THE BEST!