We are now counting down to 30 days away before brokenhearted and disgruntled soap fans of One Life to Live will get to see their favorite soap live again, when The Online Network premieres new episodes of the iconic soap online! This week in a brand new interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Viki Banks) shared some very candid and forthright thoughts on Prospect Park getting the show on its feet again, and how ABC struck down One Life to Live and canceled it, when it was riding high in the ratings, only to replace it with the doomed reality makeover show, The Revolution!
When discussing how the cancellation went down, Slezak related, “ABC, they just cut us loose pretty cruelly, you know? Just, ‘That’s it, goodbye.”‘
However, when reviewing what went into ABC’s decision to cancel One Life to Live, the legendary Slezak packed a one-two punch: “The excuses they gave were that people didn’t want entertainment anymore, they want information. No, no, there’s too much information. The shows were not making the kind of money they were making 40 years ago. Nobody is! They (wanted) to go in other directions. Okay, fine. My greatest vindication was that The Revolution which replaced us (was) axed within three of four months. I don’t even want to comment on what kind of show that was. I watched it once.”
OK, One Life fans, what do you think about Erika’s comments? We all knew The Revolution was doomed once we saw it on the air, and that ABC made a mistake! But flash forward: are you looking forward to seeing Erika and the canvas of Llanview again in just 30 days? Let us know your thoughts!