Since talk of Prospect Park renewing their efforts to bring back One Life to Live and All My Children first began, the production company has benefited tremendously from guerilla-style, social media marketing from the sudsers' passionate stars. Legendary actors Vincent Irizarry, Cady McClain, Jill Larson, Debbi Morgan, Kassie DePaiva and Robin Strasser have led the charge in spreading positive news about the endeavors. They've been aided by newcomers like Rob Wilson, Sal Stowers, Eric Nelsen and Rob Gorrie.
Many of these stars have been working overtime to quell panic from fans since Prospect Park announced they were cutting their weekly number of episodes in half. Below are a sample of their tweets and Facebook posts:
Jeffrey King (Corbin Bleu) was excited by the new Senate ethics investigation into whether Dorian (Robin Strasser) tried to cover up C.I.A. black sites. Viki (Erika Slezak) wasn’t quite as excited. She didn't want Dorian (Robin Strasser) to be collateral damage. Jeffrey said they needed to run with Dorian's quote, because it was the kind of scoop that would help save The Banner in the digital age. Viki warned the ambitious reporter to do his due diligence.
David (Tuc Watkins) told Dorian for the first time in her life she committed the crime of being naïve. When a reporter called and asked when the “holed up” senator was going to do an interview, she took the challenge and scheduled an interview.
The interview was going fairly well until the TV reporter brought up Dorian’s comment about Americans being “a bunch of idiots who can’t be trusted to spell their own names right." Dorian later vowed Viki would pay. READ MORE
All My Children stars Cady McClain and Julia Barr (pictured above) joined One Life to Live newcomer Jenni “JWoww” Farley and OLTL dame Erika Slezak (pictured above) at TOLN's launch party for the web premieres of their shows on April 23 in New York City. Fan favorites mixed with the show’s young new additions at the launch party.
All My Children and One Life to Live premiere on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes on April 29. See more photos from the AMC and OLTL launch party after the jump! READ MORE
Those feuding socialites, Viki (Erika Slezak) and Dorian (Robin Strasser) will be back at it when One Life to Live returns April 29. The Online Network has released a little snippet via iTunes of what drama is waiting in Llanview, PA. According to the preview:
Intoxicating, character driven drama One Life to Live is back with all new must-see episodes. One Life to Live is filled with action, romance, comedy, and pushes the boundaries of entertainment by exploring cutting edge social issues. Viki, Dorian, Todd, Blair, the Buchanans and the Lords -- all the icons of Llanview -- are joined by gorgeous, hot stars of tomorrow in the all-new One Life to Live. At the start, Viki's sexy, young reporter Jeffrey King uncovers a scandal that ends Dorian's senatorial career. Of course, Dorian blames Viki, reigniting and exploding their feud to epic proportions. Meanwhile danger follows Todd to town in the form of a mysterious, evil organization signified by a sinister tattoo...and a deadly agenda. Blair and Cutter's popular new club Shelter places Llanview on the map with DJ's, singers and cameo roles played by the biggest names in show business today. The new One Life to Live has beloved characters from the show that ran on network television for 43 years plus the contemporary look, feel and style of an edgy new hit.
Don't expect things to be going well for publishing tycoon Viki Lord (Erika Slezak) when One Life to Live returns on April 29. TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan spoke with the soap's co-head writer Thom Racina, who dished The Banner, Llanview's beloved newspaper, has hit rough waters.
What's going to happen to the sacred institution, and how does OLTL newcomer and High School Musical alum Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey King) fit into things? According to Racina:
Jeffrey comes to town and develops a very close relationship with Viki," Racina says. "He'll become her star reporter in a story that will also heavily involve Dorian Lord [Robin Strasser]."