Florencia Lozano, Tuc Watkins, Shenell Edmonds and Josh Kelly Sign to Continue at OLTL



Things are starting to take shape casting-wise for Prospect Park's version of One Life To Live. Florencia Lozano, Tuc Watkins, Shenell Edmonds and Josh Kelly have all signed on to continue with the series when it moves to The Online Network. The actors follow Erika Slezak, Kassie DePaiva, Michael Easton, Ted King, Melissa Archer, Kelley Missal, Sean Ringgold, Andrew Trischitta and Jerry VerDorn, who all previously signed up. 


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David without Dorian? The cart's leading the horse, here, folks. Perhaps this means that they're reconsidering not bringing La Strasser on board?

Also surprised to see Josh Kelly, since I read on here that he got an MTV pilot. He's my favorite new actor on the show (hope they tie him to the canvas in some fashion soon) and so this is great news.

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This article is made up of PURE YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

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I'm surprised by TW! They can always just have Dorian in DC. Anyway, I thought y'all hated David and Dorian?

I'm happy about Josh Kelly! I've really come to like Cutter (and Aubrey), which is something I NEVER thought would happen. He just plays him with such gusto and quirkiness. He's a con, but he's fun, and he does have flashes of humanity.

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Florencia Lozano signing is great news. Big smile Florencia has done a great job with her scenes these past months. I like this love/hate thing Tea has going on with Todd. I am waiting for Tea's reaction to Todd possibly murdering her husband after she helped him beat the charges.

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This is getting better and better for OLTL, at least PP is treating them better than ABC did the last few years.

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Tea is carrying Victor III so yes. I can see one of the cliffhangers Tea burning down the cabana with todd inside....

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Yes!

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They sign TW, but tell RS to pound sand? It is a shame they don't value her or her character and that they saddled Dorian for years with only David and refused to write for her without TW. But they will write for him without her? I am sad to see they do not value such a gifted actress and her important character. More over, I wish they had allowed Dorian to leave the canvas with Herb or Mel instead of David as the end result is always David leaves her and with TW continuing and not RS, the couple is done.

A legacy character like Dorian freaking Lord deserved better and so did her fans.

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Hi All....I think Tuc joining is further proof that the door is not shut on Robin/Dorian and never was. How can they have David without Dorian? Let's face it, Robin is a self-confessed Diva who is tech - and fan - savy enough to have twitter and a hotline where ANYTHING she says is taken as gospel by her fans. My guess? She was given a less than stellar offer from PP and she's "considering" it and is trying to drum up fan support to get a sweeter deal. Sure, that's alot to assume based on her brief, one-sided, not very detailed tweets. However, alot of people have determined "PP didn't even give her an offer!" based on the same tweets. I say the truth lies much closer in the middle. I love Robin and hope she joins soon, but lets not act like she's a victim in this.....these are negotiations as handled by a pro with around 40 years of soap diva experience.

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But ths is my question about Dorian, Robin Strasser still appears in the opening credits, even after they were updated. So what gives there?
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Llanview76 wrote:
But ths is my question about Dorian, Robin Strasser still appears in the opening credits, even after they were updated. So what gives there?
Erik

Hi All....My guess (and it's only a guess) is that her ABC contract is still active. She went on medical leave and assumed that the surgery would not allow her to return before the ABC Finale was taped. People seem to forget that she didn't actually quit and she most certainly was not fired, so her ABC contract should still be valid. If she still has a contract, she is still in the opening.

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I think most of my posts make it pretty clear what a huge Strasser fan I am (lol) and I am not ignorant of her difficult and demanding nature, but RS has made it perfectly clear she wants to continue playing Dorian and I believe if an offer was made, she would jump at it. She certainly had no qualms talking past offers on her hotline; this is no different. They don't want her.

The fact I doubt I will ever see her again as Dorian, makes it more aggravating that her final days were all about David (again) and that her fans were not given a great finale. Watching old YouTube scenes of Dorian and Herb made me realize how much I will miss this actress and her character and how cheated fans of Dorian have been with her last days on the canvas.

Again, I say what a shame, since they have no intention of bringing RS back, that they did not let Herb Callison or even an undead Mel escort her off the show. Instead, well, whatever.

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Hi All...I'm afraid you are burying your head in the sand if you are taking HER tweets as the complete story. There is much more to this that we've yet to hear. Hell, Susan Lucci's deal with PP hasn't been talked about either - by either side, just "insiders" and the media - do you think they didn't offer her ANYTHING? Nope, Susan just doesn't go onto Twitter to drum up support for a fight that honestly the fans should not be shoved into the middle of. She does it the old fashioned way, by having "insiders" talk about it for her and booking gigs on Army Wives to show that there's outside interest while conducting herself professionally in public.

Mark my words, PP wants Robin and they are still in negotiations even if they've stalled. They will sign her eventually and she's make a triumphant return. For now, the off-screen drama will continue.....

And BTW, I adore Robin (and her Diva-ness) and Dorian, so I'm really hoping she's back in Llanview ASAP. I'm not trying to knock her, I just don't think we should demonize PP for negotiations we don't have all the details on.

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dewlove,

Robin was given early release from her contract. She's not on medical leave.

I love Ms. Strasser's Dorian. David & Dorian are the perfect match of sex, comedy, scandal, and intrigue.

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I'm surprised on Tuc Walkins, but I guess with Desperate Housewives ending he must need the work with him living in New York glad to see Tea continue with Kelly and Ted already signed on hopefully Roger will fellow I not surprised at Destiny being that Sean signed as well surprised at Josh Kelly since Terri Conn moving on from Soap wonder if they will get Vimal and Rama. I hope AMC can get nine more to sign soon

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so why is PP/TOL having a tough time signing actors for AMC-Online???

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But ths is my question about Dorian, Robin Strasser still appears in the opening credits, even after they were updated. So what gives there?

Langston's still in the opening credits and she's been gone how long now? I think Josh Kelley is smart for staying put. MTV has never been known for its long-running sitcom lineup.

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This is good news and this is what I consider normal casting news under the circumstances. What is going on with All My Children is not normal, therefore, I am thinking something is going on with it that it either wont be coming back, or some of the cast are wanting more than what they just came from, (time off, reoccuring, flex hours, etc) I only say this because at the very beginning I heard more than a few actors talk about things like this, and I wondered what they would have done if ABC didnt cancel. All of a sudden they all wanted vacation hours. Maybe now there are just too many of them with the same idea. PP may be having a hard time with it. Then if they (PP) in all good faith want AMC to continue, they should re-cast. I am very happy about One Life to Live.

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Great news! I am not a fan of Cutter, but hey that ain't the actors fault! I am so happy Flo is sticking around!

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THRILLED about Tuc Watkins and Florencia Lozano! Now IF ONLY they'd get Robin Strasser, Bree Williamson and Roger Howarth!!!

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stefan: Bree's already on record as saying she's heading to L.A. when OLTL wraps up on ABC. So that one is a no go.

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I am not sure about contracts but the credits also include those they have kept on as "day players" such as Tuc, Brittnay, etc...leaving them open to have them return but not on contract.

I have a VERY hard time believing that RS was NEVER approached by PP. I think the one tweet I saw said her "agent" said the daytime is dead. I certainly hope she has made it clear she WILL entertain offers for Llanview since she is and always will be Dorian! Maybe Tuc can talk to her personally...I hope.

As for some other comments about Josh, it is my understanding that PP is willing to work with people and other projects. Josh was very forthcoming at an event that they were willing to work with him and his schedule with MTV. If they are that willing to work with people I find it hard to believe that cannot work with Robin.

I hope she returns and does it with style in both her personal and professional life. I adore Robins spunk!

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In addition I am SO excited about Florencia! Her and Kelley are my favorite mother/daughter team on television and it makes me happy that they are continuing Tea and Dani!

I wish Kristen would reconsider, but maybe after "Starr tours the world", she will return to Llanview to raise Hope. Same with Eddie.

I hope the storyline remains open if Kristen wants to come back. PP has a unique opportunity with OLTL they didn't have with AMC, they came in and have some say in the storylines and how they are written in order to open the doors for people to return (and not from the dead) Let the dead make an appearance on the last days of ABC.

Also as a view I don't mind the lag between the online airing and when it airs on cable. I don't think people really mind. I am sure they can do catch up on a holiday if a cable network picks it up. I feel bad that AMC isn't getting the treatment that OLTL is but I also am thrilled the OLTL has this opportunity.

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If Josh Kelly can accomadate his schedule with his MTV show to stll work on OLTL with PP, then how come when it was announced when Terri Conn turned down PP's deal, she said that she couldn't pursue doing a primetime tv show in NY working as a contract player with OLTL and PP unless she can do an "out" like a guest starring gig on a primetime show? Did TC's family factor in her decision to not do OLTL 2.0, because she has kids and is married to her OLTL co-star Austin Peck? And which event did JK say that he could do both his MTV show and OLTL 2.0?

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Cherrydee - that was a very nice post. As for Robin, I believe her when she says they havent approached her. She was asked to leave one week before she was leaving for surgery, that luckily she never needed. I wondered why they wrote her off so fast. I thought maybe it could have been because she was very vocal about ABC canceling. As for Kristen, if she wants to leave Im happy for her, but at this point I think alot of us are expecting re-casts. There will be too many "not sighing with PP" for them to leave doors open if and when they want to come back. As for AMC my own conclusion about it, is that its not going forward the way they said/thought it would. I believe something happened, and Im my own opinion I think most of the cast is here nor there. It will take a while to re-cast.

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I love Josh Kelly. I am so happy he signed. I didn't think he would.

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I keep hoping that they will rescind their offer to Andrew Trischitta and send him back to the wonderful world of NON-SPEAKING roles in "Ring Pop" commercials!! Why did they offer this poor baby a contract? WHY? WHY? WHY?

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