Wednesday, April 9, 2008

FAN FAVORITE ANDREA EVANS MAKES HER TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO ABC DAYTIME’S “ONE LIFE TO LIVE” IN JUNE

As "One Life to Live" prepares to celebrate its 40th Anniversary on ABC, acclaimed actress Andrea Evans returns to the series to play one of daytime television's most beloved bad girls, Tina Lord Roberts, starting in June. Ms. Evans originated the role in 1978 and played the popular character until 1990. During that run she received an Emmy Award nomination for her wonderfully devious portrayal. Tina's return to Llanview means the kind of trouble only she can create and will open the door for another fan favorite to return.

"Even though Andrea has not appeared on OLTL since 1990, she has remained among the most requested characters to return to the show," said executive producer Frank Valentini. "I welcome her home to OLTL and to the role where she made an indelible mark on our audience."
"For many years, both fans of mine and 'One Life to Live' have wanted me to return to the show, said Ms. Evans. "Now that the timing is right, I'm thrilled to be returning to the role of Tina which I've always held near and dear to my heart and I'm looking forward to working once again with all my friends and 'family' at 'One Live to Live.'"

Tina has endured a life-altering experience and will have a mysterious connection to one of Llanview's most powerful citizens. Upon her return, Tina will first cross paths with her sister Viki Davidson (Erika Slezak) and her brother Todd (Trevor St. John). Her appearance in town will spark a major story that will take place throughout the summer.



Ms. Evans is one of the genres most dynamic performers and in addition to "One Life to Live", she has appeared on "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and most recently "Passions." In addition to her daytime roles, Andrea has an impressive list of credits spanning film, primetime, radio and theatre. In addition to her acting career, she dedicates her time to such charitable organizations as The City of Hope and numerous animal rights groups.

Ms. Evans continues to reside in CA with her husband Steve and young daughter Kylie Lyn.

Emmy Award-winning "One Life to Live," created by Agnes Nixon, was launched July 15, 1968. Frank Valentini executive-produces. Ron Carlivati is the headwriter. The popular drama consistently ranks among the top five in the key demographic of Women 18-49. "One Life to Live" airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

More links!
http://abc.go.com/daytime/onelifetolive/tinareturns.html

http://www.soapoperadigest.com/actors/andreaevans

http://www.soaptownusa.com/

http://entertainment1.sympatico.msn.ca/All+about+Andrea+Evans/TV_Guide/Soaps/Features/Articles/071004_andrea_evans_NB.htm?isfa=1

38 comments:

Anthony said...

This is awesome news. Andrea/Tina back where you belong. I can't wait.

Giovanni said...

My prayers have been answered.

Lizzy said...

This is the best news!

Terri B. said...

My DVR is going to get a workout for your return. This is great news. Welcome home!

Carol Ann said...

It's been a long time coming. Our Tina is returning! Oh this is going to be great.
Welcome back, Andrea.

Chrissy said...

Wooooohooooo Happy days are here again.

Melissa P. said...

I never thought it would happen, but I am glad it will! Welcome back!

Kim said...

I am sooooo excited. Welcome back home, Andrea. We missed you.

Angela said...

Alright! Fabulous news. Welcome back!
Oh we missed you!

Jennifer M. said...

Finally, we get our Andrea back! And our Tina! This is too good to be true!

Erin and Jamie said...

Great. Fantastic. Super. This is just unbelievable.

Greg said...

I can't wait to see how Tina's story will develop.
Great to see Andrea back!

Joannie said...

Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alex said...

Welcome back. You were my first crush, too!

Steve said...

I agree with the pack, this is the best news.
I loved you then and you are as beautiful as ever!

Jimmy said...

Ditto what Steve wrote.

Rich said...

Ditto what Steve and Jimmy wrote and doubled!

Deb, Donna, Taylor, Maggie, Christine, Jen, Missy & Bobbie said...

We are all excited. It will be great to see you back as Tina!
There has never been character like Tina. You were the best.

Timothy said...

Beautiful is an understatement. Gorgeous? Stunning?
All of the above!
Love you.

Zak said...

Great news!

Jeff said...

Just heard the GREAT news!

Joanne & Liz said...

I guess I am not the first to say it, but WELCOME BACK!

April J. said...

The best daytime diva ever returns! Can't wait!

Carol said...

Happy days are here again. OLTL needs Tina to whip it back into shape.

Suzy and Emily said...

We love you, Andrea.

Trish said...

I never thought I'd see the day, but I will be taping it!
Great news, indeed!

Christie said...

I hate to repeat, but I agree with everyone. Welcome home!
{hugs}

Donna, Rachel, Lisa and Amy said...

My sisters and I are going to order some pizzas and watch your return together. No kids. No laundry. Just us and Tina!

Ronnie said...

This is absolutely the best!
Welcome home, my dearest Tina!

Brett said...

It is so exciting to realize that you are really coming home to OLTL. You/Tina are the best. Younger actresses now should take notes, because you wrote the book!

Diane said...

Welcome Back!

Angus said...

Oh how I loved you back in he day.
and still do!

Theo and Gina said...

Outstanding news!

Tina said...

From one Tina to another, welcome back!
We missed you.
Llanview has not been fun since you left.

Gino said...

Simply wonderful!

Kelly said...

This is great to hear and will be better to see.
Welcome home!

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