BREAKING NEWS: One Life to Live KIBOSHES Kish!



ABC has confirmed that One Life to Live is concluding the groundbreaking Kish love story featuring Scott Evans and Brett Claywell. Apparently, the network is attributing OLTL's ratings slide to KISH and the recent Big Gay Wedding. Un-Be-Lievable. Daytime Confidential.com has obtained the following statement from OLTL showrunner Frank Valentini:

“We are concluding the story that we set out to tell with Kyle and Fish. We are very proud to have broken new ground with a same sex couple on daytime.”


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4 August 2009
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Thats it!  I'm done with the show and the ABC network when they leave.  ABC must be filled with a bunch of morons!  I stopped watching CBS when GL was canceled and now it's ABC turn.  Thank god for cable!

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30 August 2009
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So now, the brightest spot on Llanview's canvas will now be extinguished.  I just pray that OLTL as a whole will be around this time next year, though i'm not holding my breath. 

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2 January 2008
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Daphne Duplaix,Scott Clifton,Scott Evans. aand brett claywell all axed within weeks apart.From what i hear online this is a precursor for Thorsten Kaye to return.Sorry but my boy aint cheap

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So The mainstream audience cant accept two gay males but Todd Manning is the hero of the show

WTF

What is the mainstream Audience? The Non gay Viewers?

Talk about homophobia
Ok so GLBT folks tend to have more expendable income but ABC doesnt care

Frons is prolly dancing cause he hopes Frank & Ron will quit that Frons will hire hacks and kill the show
 

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What a dumbass move by ABC! I hope they reverse this. Y&R or B&B needs to snap up Brett & Scott

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28 June 2009
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This is UNBELIEVABLE.  Frank and Ron you have dealt the ULTIMATE blow to the show.  It is now only a matter of time before you are cancelled.  I, for one, will watch until Kyle and Fish are no longer on and then you have lost me as a loyal viewer forever.  Very sad. 

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OLTL is now flushing itself down the toilet at warp speed.

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1 October 2008
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Scott Evans as Y&R's new Noah! And Brett as the new Kyle Abbott.

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 stupidStupidSTUPID.  It's true, their TRYING to kill the show.  Theres no other explanation.

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26 December 2008
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ARE THEY NUTS! These two young men are two of the bright spots on the show. I don't believe they have told all the story that can and needs to be told. The custody of Sierra Rose should be the beginning of a new chapter for these talented young actors. Shame on TPTB at OLTL. I think this move will cause the show to lose fans.

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This is the beginning of the end for OLTL.  Why is they getting rid of their bright young stars?  I not buying that Kish is the ratings bummer, it is the Morasco Fiasco that is the problem.

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Grimm wrote:
 stupidStupidSTUPID.  It's true, their TRYING to kill the show.  Theres no other explanation.
Grimm, thas exactly what I am thinking too.

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8 September 2009
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The best thing the show had going for it is now toast. I actually won't feel bad anymore if the show gets canceled. If Kish or Layla go...then I will stop watching.

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30 September 2009
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So it's Kish's fault for the ratings slide?  It has nothing to do with the resurrection of Mitch Laurence for the umpteenth time, killing off Jared, ruining Charlie, having Dorian "come out" and some of the other lame stories they have going on.  I don't dislike Bree Williamson, but I am sick of Jessica/Tess/Bess, whoever she is this week.  And Ford has no redeeming qualities.  He's nice to look at, but I can't see Langston just up and sleeping with him because he's hot.
Whatever, I watched GL go down the tubes, then ATWT, I think I may just leave this trainwreck now.  I can't take it anymore!
                    

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12 April 2009
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You have got to be kidding me!!!

The problem with OLTL is the stupid fast pacing, stupid couples like Ford and high school Langston, the glamorizaiton of rapist Todd and all that Mitch nonsense!  In no way is Kish to blame for the ratings! They are one of the few good things on the show! Argh!

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Yeah, and the dumbing down Dorian and Viki not being on the frontburner have nothing to do with falling ratings, either.  Thanks Frons.

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21 November 2008
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I think we're seeing the endgame for OLTL. Bo & Nora are back together, McNat II is just around the bend and I think a Viki-Clint reunion is in the works. I also wouldn't be surprised if they put Cris and Jess together for keeps during this silly high school SL. All the newbies exiting at once is a real bad sign. I'll say it again: Valentini and Carlivati's so-called love for this show is looking a lot like Münchausen syndrome by proxy. A shame...

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19 January 2009
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This is probably the beginning of the end for OLTL which is quite sad.

If ABC think that getting rid of everything gay from their show is going to make it a ratings winner then they are going to have to fire most of their staff too!

Also maybe they will decide to ditch Dorian who is surely the gayest over the top soap diva of them all (that's meant as a compliment btw)!!!

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15 June 2009
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I'm soooo upset about this news I hope these people will change their minds!They are making a huge mistake! who is left on this show to care about now?Well I hope OLTL gives us at least one last sex scene between them.Or two considering the fact we'll never see them again.

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They need to get rid of some of the bad acting headed by GIGI!! Can't stand that woman and her bad acting. Also get rid of Rex, Roxie, Ford,  Any Strippers & Cult Members/Leaders!!  The show needs to bring back the Buchanans & Cramers to their full glory (from the 80's & 90's).  They were the ones that made the show!!!!

Having said that, Kish should become a new family on OLTL!!

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4 August 2008
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Well, I stopped watching "The Young and the Restless" for "One Life to Live" in October. I guess it's time for me to book a flight from Llandview to Genoa City. It was fun while it lasted.

Thanks for those months of excellent television.

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I'm not surprised. OLTL has a huge cast. 6 characters are being written out. Who's next? 

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I have read this story three times, and I still do not understand. They are getting rid of Scott and Brett?  I am physically sick over this.  These are two of the best actors OLTL has seen in year, what are they thinking.  I have watched One Life for over 30 years, and once they leave that is it.  Letting Scott Clifton go was a major mistake, getting rid of KISH is beyond crazy.  They are going to cancel One Life within 6 months.  I wish Scott and Brett the best, and I hope they know how much enjoyment they have brought to the viewers.  They gave me hope a gay couple could be portrayed just like everyone else.         

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Why the hell hasn't Terrell Tilford been let go? He's the worst of the newbie bunch!  And his character is a snooze. Rachel's history soon, Matthew's up and walking -- get Dr. Greg Evans the hell outta Llanview! Stat!

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10 March 2010
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 This is crap. Why in the world would they get rid of the 2 BEST characters on this show but keep characters like Gigi and Rex. Fish and Kyle are the reason why I have started watching the show again and if they really decide to write them off than I'm going to stop watching. 

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The problem with OLTL isn't Kish, its Rex and Gigi, Stacy (before Amanda Setton) the focus on characters "cough John cough" that need to go and yes Mitch Lawrence. It's not Kish, if anything Kish has given them something people can talk about around the "water cooler"

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Let's see how long it takes for Zendall to end up on OLTL....

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Let's see how long it takes for Zendall to end up on OLTL....

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19 January 2008
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This is sad! Kish was the best thing going for the show. The Mitch storyline, Ford and Langston fling and not having Vicki on the show all the time is what's killing the show! I agree with all the comments above. OLTL is suppose to be the "groundbreaking" soap, yeah for killing great storylines with issues that are up to date with today's world.

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I hope Sierra Mist leaves the show with her Baby Daddies! I guess now we know there was more to Scott Evans working on a TV pilot.