HomeTagsComings & GoingsCONFIRMED: Scott Clifton OUT at One Life to Live! Jamey Giddens March 9, 2010 Comings & Goings, Exclusives, General Hospital, One Life to Live 56 Comments Sorry Schuyler fans, I am hearing Scott Clifton has taped his last episode of One Life to Live and is telling pals he’s been let go from the sudser! Just last month the talented actor, who hunked up considerably between playing Dillon Quartermaine on General Hospital and joining OLTL as Sky, was tweeting his excitement over landing Susan Lucci’s dressing room, following OLTL’s move to the old AMC studios. Now we hear his character will more than likely be phased out following the climax of the Big Gay Custody Battle For Sierra Mist Rose. Here’s hoping Clifton can return to his former Port Charles stomping grounds, since GH is in the process of rebuilding Generation Next of the Quartermaines! UPDATE: Scott Clifton has confirmed his exit from One Life to Live on Twitter, with the following tweets. Hey guys, just want to let you know the rumors are true: I killed JFK. (Oh, wait, the OTHER rumor? Yeah that’s true too. OLTL let me go.) Had a blast working on the show, with a KILLER conclusion. I really hope you guys keep watching ’cause I did some work I’m really proud of. 56 Responses season1217 March 9, 2010 I’d rather see John-Paul Lavoisier go. Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 March 9, 2010 Dang I actually liked Skye after this year I’m kinda done with Rex/Gigi and I thought Skyler/Gigi were good together. Maybe he’ll leave town with Rachel and then head to Port Charles, the Quartermaines need him badly, or over to Days. Log in to Reply discodan March 9, 2010 FML SKY IS MILLION TIMES BETTER OF A CHARACTER THAN REX AND THEY LET HIM GO?! WTF HE BETTER GO BACK TO GH THO! Log in to Reply Regan Cellura March 9, 2010 Personally I think Scott has grown so much on OLTL. Feel free to disagree. I only hope that Frons can take his head out of wherever it is these days and see that the rebuilding of the Q’s needs a face the fans recognize. Dillon needs to return to Port Charles. I’ll be sad to see him leave Llanview but I will welcome him with open arms back on GH. If not, I’m sure Jamey can think of another soap that will gladly take him. Log in to Reply tml March 9, 2010 Bummer…but I agree with others. Put him back on GH. Log in to Reply dkp March 9, 2010 Sad for Scott, hopefully GH takes him back. But THANK GOD they ended up giving Brett Claywell the role of Kyle instead of keeping him as Sky, that could have been him instead. Log in to Reply GHvetfan March 9, 2010 HMM, not sure I want Dillon back. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 March 9, 2010 Aawwww………….poor thing!!! I was kinda’ misled by the clues, because I don’t necessarily see Scott as “hot” or “sexy” (cute, but not SEXY!!!) and I don’t think he has really “improved” on OLTL. I never saw much NEED for improvement. I always thought he was great on GH. Why would they get rid of him and keep Farah Fath??? Since when did she become the “younger Robin Strasser” of OLTL?? She is TOTALLY replaceable and forgettable!!!! I actually like John Paul Lavoisier, so I am kinda’ glad he is staying!!! He may not be much of a dramatic actor, but he is GREAT at comedy!!!!! Log in to Reply tml March 9, 2010 Oh and on a side note: OLTL can’t think of ANYTHING for him to do after this storyline? If all these daytime shows can’t get creative enough to WRITE AND PRODUCE and always fall back on "the storyline came to a climax" BS, then I really don’t feel that bad that they are all in trouble. C’mon peeps get creative, if you are out of ideas, us fans can help you out!!! Log in to Reply db0415 March 9, 2010 This really sucks. I hope he goes back to GH. It should have been JPL… Log in to Reply soapscribe March 9, 2010 I’m sorry to hear this. I don’t watch OLTL regularly, but Scott Clifton is a great actor and one of the smartest people in the business. His Youtube channel "Theoretical Bullshit" is the shit! Log in to Reply gwynnega March 9, 2010 Drats! He’s one of my favorites on OLTL. Schuyler’s the one who’s coming off sympathetic in this storyline, because of Scott Clifton’s wonderful acting job, whereas Gigi and (especially) Rex are coming off as smug and spiteful… Log in to Reply troymcclure March 9, 2010 [quote=GHvetfan]HMM, not sure I want Dillon back.[/quote] I don’t want him back on GH. I do agree that I would rather see JPL get the bot over Scott but at the same time I’m not particularly fond of Schuyler so I won’t miss him. Log in to Reply pecola March 9, 2010 This sucks…the writers are, clearly, at a loss for what to do with him now that they don’t have a triangle to portray. I’ve been a fan of Carlivati’s for a long time but the first sign of a show that’s going downhill creatively is when it gets rid of its talented actors. Ask Chuck Pratt. I wouldn’t mind him back on GH…I’d like to see them rebuild the Qs and as a possible obstacle for Lante. Oh, and also: if they’re SORASing Abby Newman with Marcy Rylan, they’re going to need a new Noah. Log in to Reply Bourgeois Nerd March 9, 2010 This is another head-scratcher like DD’s, because both Rachel and Sky seem to be being positioned for post-Sierra Rose drama, Sky with a breakdown and Rachel perhaps with a "saving Sky" thing. Now they’re both gone, though. Has Fronsie’s dread hand struck again (SC’s showing up his boy JPL something fierce), or has FV gone insane? I demand you get to the bottom of this, Jamey!!!!1!!! Log in to Reply syworld82 March 9, 2010 I honestly think this was a reworking after Amanda Setton left the show… Something tells me her leaving affected the shows re-writing a great deal. It affected this specific storyline a great deal as well. I have a feelingClifton is a casulty because of it.. Daphne Dupalix was already cut prior to her resignation. With Daphne and Amandas characters out of the picture and Farahs Character doubtful to be with anyone other than rex With that being considered Schuyler has now has no real chance of being paired with anyone so they just let Scott Clifton go… SORRY SC FANS IM ONE OF THEM.. BUT I WANT HIM BACK AS DILLON ANYWAY… THE FRICTION HE COULD CAUSE FOR LULU / DANTE Log in to Reply Johnathon March 9, 2010 I don’t really know what to feel about this lol. Part of me is happy, I never really connected with Sky, but at the same time i alwaysed enjoyed Scott’s portrayal…. I hope that this isn’t the last we will see of SC, hopefully he will go back to GH, or join another soap soon. Log in to Reply indeegirl March 9, 2010 What about rumors that Sky is Mitch Laurence’s son? Wouldn’t that offer reams of story, since Rex hates his father (and Sky)? He and Sky could bond over their psycho dad. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman March 10, 2010 All the progress OLTL has made is being undone. I no longer consider it Must See…makes me think the show is really on its way out soon. Log in to Reply Mardou March 10, 2010 It got confirmed by SOD. Log in to Reply liason4real March 10, 2010 I’m going to miss Schuyler and I like SC…..I guess this means OLTL is trimming their budget in order to put Fish on contract. Log in to Reply Mione134 March 10, 2010 WOOO! Time for Dillon to come home and bring my love Georgie back. I dont care how it happens, just make it happen. Though, I may not agree with him on his youtube channel, I love him as an actor and hope he comes back to GH with Georgie. lets hope it comes through! Log in to Reply josser March 10, 2010 This sucks!! I really enjoyed Schuyler. Scott Clifton is a great ACTOR. Did I say ACTOR? Why yes, I did! What’s is wrong with these fools? Log in to Reply josser March 10, 2010 Here’s Scott’s tweet: "Hey guys, just want to let you know the rumors are true: I killed JFK. (Oh, wait, the OTHER rumor? Yeah that’s true too. OLTL let me go.)" http://twitter.com/CliftonsNotes BUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Log in to Reply josser March 10, 2010 Here’s Scott’s tweet: "Hey guys, just want to let you know the rumors are true: I killed JFK. (Oh, wait, the OTHER rumor? Yeah that’s true too. OLTL let me go.)" http://twitter.com/CliftonsNotes BUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Log in to Reply east.west March 10, 2010 I guess if your not a pet of Frank and Ron your firing is “story dictated”. This sucks b/c Scott has been a welcome edition to the canvas. Even though I bashed them just now I see why this happened since the cast is already a large ensemble and I guess they need to start saving some cash money. Log in to Reply BigDede March 10, 2010 First Daphne and now this. OLTL must have paid that old/new Kelly lots of money. Yet Gigi, Rex and freakin GREG is still on? Log in to Reply jlj0117 March 10, 2010 Thats alright Scotty baby. Move back out to Cali, and return home to GH. I MISS MY DILLON!!!!!!!!! Log in to Reply DanMan869 March 10, 2010 Gee.. if he’s as great as has been implied, maybe he should return to California and become the recast Noah Newman on Y&R? (Which would bring the character in line with his newly-SORASed cousin, Marcy Rylan-as-Abby Carlton.) Log in to Reply DanMan869 March 10, 2010 <deleted> Log in to Reply Analiza March 10, 2010 I agree with angrierblackerman. I gotta ask myself, if OLTL (the LAST soap based in NY once ATWT ends in Sept.) is letting go one the the best and most popular young actors in daytime, is this a sign? I’m not worried for Scott, though. He’s great and I’m sure he’ll land on his feet. Log in to Reply josser March 10, 2010 Hey, could Y&R hire him?? Seriously, what is Frank Valenti thinking? He dumps Daphne and Scott? Why?? Log in to Reply jlj0117 March 10, 2010 no. Y&R can’t hire him. Because I want Dillon back at GH. So that is where he is going! Log in to Reply buddabridgewater March 10, 2010 Wow DanMan869 that is actually a really good idea….who knows what they’re going to do with Noah and Eden now anyway so he’d be a great choice. Log in to Reply hunterforrester March 10, 2010 That’s a great casting suggestion re — Noah on Y&R! They’re aging everyone like crazy. May write that in Suds Report. Log in to Reply Courtney fan4life March 10, 2010 Sorry to his fans but BYE SKY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Leave Rex and Gigi alone! Log in to Reply liason4real March 10, 2010 It’s too bad SC wasn’t cast as C.J. Roberts…… Log in to Reply dang90210 March 10, 2010 noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oltl got to get it together you have 3 actor leaving now and one is taken off contract what going on over there Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 March 10, 2010 People, they can’t recast him as Noah Newman on Y&R…….Scott Clifton is ARGUABLY a better actor, in my opinion, than Joshua Morrow (who’d be playing his dad!!), so he’d end up upstaging him!!! LOL!!! Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of Joshua Morrow, but he’s not exactly one of the greatest thespians on daytime television!!! Also, I don’t know if I could buy Scott Clifton playing Sharon Case’s son….he would look more like her BOYFRIEND than her SON!!! If he goes over to Y&R, maybe he could play a love interest for Abby????? Scott and Marcy Rylan—SERIOUS comedic potential there!!! Log in to Reply wiggum March 10, 2010 [quote=DanMan869]Gee.. if he’s as great as has been implied, maybe he should return to California and become the recast Noah Newman on Y&R? (Which would bring the character in line with his newly-SORASed cousin, Marcy Rylan-as-Abby Carlton.) [/quote] OOH I like that idea but Frat boy Nick having a son as old as Scott?? not sure about that one Log in to Reply samanthadelayed March 10, 2010 Well, I love Scott, but I am not sad about Sky being written off. I am not a fan of the character. Dillion needs to come back to GH! Now! Log in to Reply Simple C March 10, 2010 Maybe JP and FF are next. They seem to be getting rid of that young crowd and focusing on the teens/college kids. Log in to Reply josser March 10, 2010 Scott Clifton is too old to be Sharon Case’s son. But, he’d be perfect to play Chance! Or, what about a love interest for the SORAS’d Abby? Log in to Reply Set March 10, 2010 This is a very sad bit of news for me. I’m a huge fan of Scott Clifton’s, both as an actor and as a person (he’s extremely funny). I was very happy when I read that One Life was casting him, because ever since he left GH there was a part of my life that was missing something. As someone else said, in the perfect world he would have been CJ Roberts. Would that have really worked? No… but he would have been Andrea Evans’s son, and that would have made me very happy. I had kind of hoped that since they cast him as Dr. Joplin’s son he would have been interacting more with the heavy hitters of the whole Hope fallout (I envisioned some great Dorian/Sky scene which, much like Jason/Dillon scenes, never truly came to fruition). After that, it seemed like he was going to get thrown in the whole Gigi/Rex mess, and Scott’s way better than that. So, while I’m sad (very sad) that I will no longer have a gauranteed show to see Scott Clifton on, I can at least find some comfort in knowing that he won’t be at a place where the writers refuse to write for someone with his considerable amount of talent. I guess that means he won’t be making the final emmy ballot. Though it would be ironic if he did. And even better if he won. I realize his chances of winning are slim, but damn that would be good. Now if only he can go back to GH, should that be what he wants. I miss Dillon ever so much. What would they do with him? I have no idea. Keep him away from his stepsister, though. And don’t get rid of Mark Lawson, One Life! Log in to Reply indeegirl March 10, 2010 Too old to play Sharon Case’s son on Y&R? Have you seen Dante and Olivia? There is like only 9 years between them. She must have been in kindergarten when Sonny knocked her up, not 15:) Log in to Reply Starrgirlfish March 10, 2010 I’m actually kinda happy about this, I never really enjoyed or connected to Schuyler. But I do adore Scott and hope he finds another soap so I can see him in a better character. I liked him sooo much better on GH and Dillon, so I hope he goes back to GH. Log in to Reply platinumdva March 10, 2010 Does Rex and Gigi have something to do with Stacy and Sky leaving?? Is that why Kim walk away?? Sounds fishy to me! Log in to Reply platinumdva March 10, 2010 Does Rex and Gigi have something to do with Stacy and Sky leaving?? Is that why Kim walk away?? Sounds fishy to me! Log in to Reply keanna March 10, 2010 This is really sad, I love Scott Clifton, he definitely grew as an actor. First, Daphne, then Amanda, now Scott, what is going on over there? I would love for him to come back to GH, but even though they do seem to be revamping the Qs, would there be a place for him? Log in to Reply ChrisGa March 10, 2010 OLTL has been making some head-scratching decisions of late. First Daphne Duplaix, who I think is great as Rachel, gets dumped. Then they let Amanda Setton slip through the cracks. Now Scott Clifton who, along with Setton, was the only thing remotely interesting about the whole Stacy Fiasco fiasco. Yet, we still have folks likeTerrell Tilford (the weakest actor or actress on the show) and Farrah Fath (whose "range" is limited on her best day) soldiering on with support from the showrunners. About the only logical decision made of late casting wise was killing Stacy off. This makes me worry with regards to the fates of Scott Evans and Brett Claywell–who knows what’s gonna happen with them once the who’s-the-daddy storyline wraps up. Log in to Reply TV Gord March 10, 2010 I liked him on GH, but I don’t think he ever meshed on OLTL. I don’t think the writers knew whether they wanted to make him a good guy or a bad guy. A romantic lead or a fifth wheel. Unlike some others here, I like JPL. I think he’ll grow on people again, now that Clifton isn’t around to mimic Rex’s mannerisms and twitches. Log in to Reply appleridge March 10, 2010 Yeah age doesnt matter SC was born in 1984 turning 26 soon. sharon Case Just turned 39 I Think Josh Morrow is 35-36 If We can Buy Dante who is 30 IRL and Olivia who is 39-40 as Mom & Son Plus TC is 38 and GF is 48 and they play Mom & son on GH As For CJ Roberts Doubtful They cant even keep Sarah Roberts longer than 18 months at a time. Log in to Reply sunnydays25 March 10, 2010 platinumdva….I think there’s something to that theory. FF made it perfectly clear that she did not like the Stacy storyline, both by comments she made and by the way she walked thru her lines for months.I think that’s one of the reasons CH was canned (besides her lack of spark in that role) I am sure JPL was not happy when their characters were broken up and there was a HUGE Gigi/Sky following. I am sorry to see SC leave, as I do think he’s a great actor and brought quite a bit to the show. But I wouldn’t mind seeing him on GH Log in to Reply Grimm March 10, 2010 I never got fully past the icky introduction of the character and the ill conceived Starr/Sky pairing. Scott Clifton should land on his feet elsewhere. ( I agree that the show/writing is losing its way btw ) Log in to Reply RoseVioletDaisy March 10, 2010 Wow, what a difference three months makes. Three months ago, AMC was atrocious and OLTL was being pimped as the absolute most fantabulous thing in the whole universe. Fast-forward to today and AMC is fantastic, although I don’t expect it to remain good once Kreizman arrives, and OLTL is utterly unwatchable and deserves every bit of it’s horrible numbers. The sacrifice of Schuyler/Clifton at the altar of Rex & Fifi/JPL & Fath is just one of the symptoms, along with the Mitch nonsense, Messica and her new life as a teenage moron, and the incessent Todd pimping. Carlivati is his own worst enemy and OLTL’s biggest obstacle. It’ll be interesting in a few months when Kreizman’s AMC and Carlivati’s OLTL are airing back-to-back because they’re almost identical writers. They’re both longtime fanboys who proclaim to love their shows but ultimately don’t seem to understand what makes these shows special to most of the people who’ve been watching them for years. They’re both capable of stringing together some decent isolated episodes and can come up with some good ideas but their longterm story arcs and their executions of them are pitiful, all the while focusing on all the wrong characters. Given Guza’s hatred of anything and everything Quartermaine, I can’t say that I wish for SC to end up at GH either. What a mess this industry is in. Log in to Reply Dariclone March 10, 2010 They never did know what do with him, did they? I would’ve put him with Rachael. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.