In breaking news today, One Life to Live has made the decision to end their same-sex storyline of KISH, better known as Kyle Lewis and Oliver Fish. Actors, Brett Claywell and Scott Evans have been let-go. TV Guide Magazine broke the terrible and disheartening news for the LGBT community and fans of the on-screen couple. OLTL’s executive producer, Frank Valentini made this statement “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.”
According to the report, even though KISH has been a big success with the media and gay-advocacy groups have shown favor to One Life to Live’s efforts, the ABC Television Network says the duo failed to resonate with the mainstream audience, referencing Fish’s coming out story as one reason for tanking the ratings.
The TV Guide item feature also gave details that on the upcoming March 29 episode, Fish will learn that he’s the biological father of baby Sierra Rose, and with all the rumblings of a custody battle with Gigi looming, the law will be on Fish’s side and the two dads will start a new life with the little bundle of joy. Making this all the more shocking is that Scott Evans tweeted today the following, after the news broke. “Anyone who thought my tweets were foreshadowing, that is not the case. Tweets were for something completely different. This is news to me.” And, one more little item, One Life is nominated for the GLAAD Award to be handed out this Saturday. If they were to win, and they just let-go their same-sex couple, how will that look?
Come back tomorrow to On-Air On-Soaps for a special video interview with Brett and Scott taped just last week in New York!