Deep Soap: ‘High School Musical’ Alum Corbin Bleu Joins ‘One Life to Live’

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“High School Musical” Star Joins New “One Life to Live”

Corbin Bleu, who played Chad in the “High School Musical” series of movies, is an unexpected addition to the cast of the new “One Life to Live.”

Since the tween franchise ended, Bleu was a series regular on the shortlived CW series “The Beautiful Life,” and guest starred on primetime series including ‘The Good Wife” and “Blue Bloods.”

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Though a cynic might argue that this is a sign that Bleu’s career has stalled, especially given that his HSM co-star Vanessa Hudgens is currently starring in the high profile movie “Spring Breakers,” it’s certainly a vote of confidence for the fledgling online series that an actor with name recognition is joining the show.

Bleu will play Jeffrey King, a new reporter for The Banner who is friends with Dani (Kelly Missal) and Matthew (Robert Gorrie). Prospect Park, whose founder Jeff Kwatinetz is a major player in the music industry, has touted that the soaps will feature current music on their soundtracks.

Bleu, who showcased his singing and dancing abilities in the HSM movies, may get to do the same on OLTL.

In a press statement, Kwatinetz said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have Corbin Bleu join the remarkable cast of ‘One Life to Live.’ Corbin is multi-talented and we look forward to seeing this dynamic character unfold.”

Premiere Date Announced for “All My Children” and “One Life to Live”

Start planning your viewing parties now. Earlier this week, Prospect Park announced that both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will premiere on April 29. The shows will be available on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes. The precise time of day the shows will be released has not been revealed. In a press statement, Prospect Park heads Rich Ross and Jeff Kwatinetz said, “The response and camaraderie of our cast and crew has been inspiring as we have all banded together to succeed in our mission; unencumbered by the creative constraints of traditional broadcast television, to deliver storylines, style and characters that are stronger, with more dimension than ever.”

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