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My View of Llanview: July 15 Edition

Saturday, July 26, 2008 12:22 AM EDT
Saturday, July 26, 2008 1:25 AM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A review of "One Life to Live's" 40th anniversary tribute.Aloha everyone. It seems I just keep getting later and later with these columns, doesn't it? I just get so wrapped up with everything going on around me, that I forget things, like this column. And I find it so difficult just to set down and write very much when there is so much to do outside this time of year. Also, I wanted to wait until after the two special 40th anniversary episodes of "OLTL" aired earlier this week before I wrote my column. But my apologizes for this being so late. There are just never enough hours in the day to do anything. Anyway, here are my thoughts on "One Life to Live's" 40th anniversary celebration...The Top Five reasons why...

‘GH’ Casting Updates

Friday, July 25, 2008 10:02 AM EDT
Friday, July 25, 2008 11:20 AM EST | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- When characters return from the great beyond, or prison, people get to wondering what their purpose is in life and how long they can expect to be seen.Beginning with the Monday, July 21 episode of ABC's "General Hospital," viewers were shocked to learn that Cody Paul as played by actor Graham Shiels, had returned to the canvas with a major storyline involving the mob and Jason Morgan. With the consistent violence on the soap, it was only a matter of time that viewers questioned when Cody would be killed off!According to a show rep, "Graham will be on the canvas for the foreseeable future on a recurring basis."IN RELATED NEWSRumors around the net that "GH" was looking to recast the role of Lucas Jones (last played by Ben Hogestyn in 2006) have proven to be false. There...

‘GH’ Working on a New Opening Sequence

Friday, July 25, 2008 9:06 AM EDT
Friday, July 25, 2008 10:50 AM EST | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In January, Soap Opera Network first reported that ABC's "General Hospital" would not be getting a new opening sequence (see story), but now comes word that things have changed.According to a "General Hospital" representative, "a new opening sequence is in the works."It was not clear as to whether or not this opening will be an updated version of the current opening or a completely new opening that will include new graphics and images of the actors. However, we have been told that whatever opening it may be it will definitely include new contract players such as Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara), Nazanin Boniadi (Leyla Mir), Sarah Joy Brown (Claudia Zacchara), Claire Coffee (Nurse Nadine Crowell), Jason Cook (Dr. Matt Hunter) and Sonya Eddy (Epiphany Johnson), among others."General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of July 28 Edition

Thursday, July 24, 2008 9:34 PM EDT
Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:43 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Rex and Bo work to make sure history repeats itself. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVEJohn and Blair's makeout session on the roof of the Angel Square Hotel in interrupted by a shower, causing them to take their lust to the bedroom. Finding comfort in one another's arms, the pair make passionate love. Meanwhile, across town, Marty questions Todd on what became of the three men who raped her. Without revealing his role in the ordeal, Todd assures her that all three men are paying their debt to society. An unknowing Marty informs Todd that he is not to blame for what happened to her, which leaves him covered with guilt. Agreeing to remain friends, Blair and John don't regret their night of ecstasy. Marty continues to become more comfortable...

AMC PreVUE: Week of July 28 Edition

Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:58 AM EDT
Thursday, July 24, 2008 1:13 PM | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- More than meets the eye.THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDRENRandi worries about the consequences for Frankie if Fletcher dies and admits to the doctor that she doesn't want to lose him. Frankie pulls back from having sex with Randi, letting her know that she doesn't owe him anything. Babe turns down JR's offer to take over Fusion and put her in charge. Babe likes the changes she sees in JR and believes they can have a happy future together. Erica and Samuel enjoy spending time alone together at BJ's. Erica encourages Samuel not to give up on trying to build a relationship with his son. JR anticipates taking Chandler Enterprises away from Adam. Jake gives Frankie sound advice about his situation with Randi. Aidan and Greenlee design their dream house on the computer.The Inside Story: Mind...

Summer Status Report for ‘AMC’

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 3:21 PM EDT
Saturday, July 26, 2008 1:41 AM EST | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- What's happening inside and outside of Pine Valley.THE INSIDE STORY:Lieutenant Taylor Thompson, formerly named Taylor McBride (the name of Lisa Rinna's character on "Melrose Place," where Pratt served as a writer and executive producer), played by the Emmy nominated Beth Ehlers premiered on "All My Children" on Thursday, July 24. Ehlers first scenes had her literally running into Dr. Jake Martin played by Ricky Paull Goldin. Pratt along with other ABC Daytime executives are not being subtle about their desire to see lightning strike twice between the actors who played the very popular Gus and Harley on CBS's "Guiding Light." Foretelling the future direction of the story, Pratt tells TV Guide, that "like many great romances, this one will be born of conflict." Having seen the disastrous results of war in Darfur, Jake is a liberal...

ATWT PreVUE: Week of July 21 Edition

Sunday, July 20, 2008 3:22 PM EDT
A killer is discovered... Sunday, July 20, 2008 4:22 PM | By Venus Stone(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The walls close in on a killer...THIS WEEK ON:AS THE WORLDS TURNSA bracelet from Alison's father arrives. Putting it on her moods suddenly changes, causing her to not only snapping into Aarron but Chris as well. After the bracelet falls apart, a confused Alison offers her apology to Aaron for her behavior. Tom is set for his case against Emily when Casey once again tries to get him to change his mind about keeping Emily away from Daniel. Emily tries to convince Margo to talk to Tom but Margo refuses to help. Tom's change of heart delights Emily and Casey, however, infuriates Margo. That night Emily and Casey openly display their relationship regardless of who sees it.Lucinda sees red when she learns that Holden cheated on Lily with Carly....

Y&R PreVUE: Week of July 21 Edition

Sunday, July 20, 2008 3:07 PM EDT
An elegant function ends with lives changed forever... Sunday, July 20, 2008 4:13 PM | By Venus Stone(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- An extravagant gala in Genoa City turns into tragedy before the night ends...THIS WEEK ON:THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESSCane offers his place to Lily as a permanent stay. Jeff continues to play games when he purposely hides the face cream from Gloria. Sabrina gets her first taste of how Victor operates when he informs her he no longer considers Nick and Victoria a part of his family. Things turn grim for Nick and Phyllis when Victor shows up to the tack-house demanding the keys. Adam decides to invite Heather to the gala. Daniel and Amber find themselves looking for advice from Dr. Drew.A REGAL GALA MARRED BY LIES AND DANGERPaul tells Nikki about David's true identity. When she confronts him she informs...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of July 21 Edition

Saturday, July 19, 2008 11:10 PM EDT
Sunday, July 20, 2008 12:23 AM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Victoria Lord meets her maker.THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE"One Life to Live" kicks off their 40th anniversary celebration by revisiting three classic storylines. Bo and Rex awaken to find themselves transported to the year 1968 after being struck by lightning. Struggling to make sense of the events unfolding around them, Rex and Bo work to understand what has happened to them.The Inside Story: History Repeats ItselfIn Mendorra, Carlo places his dastardly plan in motion. Tina is forced to watch in horror as Carlo sends Sarah sailing toward a deadly waterfall. Fortunately, Cristian is able to overtake the guards in an attempt to rescue Sarah. He manages to swim to her raft in time for he and Sarah to proclaim their love, before plunging to their doom. ...

GH PreVUE: Week of July 21 Edition

Saturday, July 19, 2008 4:00 PM EDT
Saturday, July 19, 2008 3:00 PM PST | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Fear can bring one down, what is it that you fear?THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITALSonny has another meeting with Andre Karpov in order to reset the terms of their business deal. Despite warnings from Nikolas, Nadine agrees to go out on a date with Matt. Maxie informs Claudia that Spinelli will not help her locate Johnny and Lulu. Claudia warns Maxie that if she doesn't get Spinelli to help, she will reveal their deal where Maxie was to sleep with Johnny for a price. After a fight with Mac, Maxie returns home only to find a shirtless and moved in Matt. Robin admits to renting out Georgie's room to Matt, who needed a place to stay. Sonny saves Claudia from Anthony's verbal abuse. Lucky and Elizabeth have a heart-warming discussion. Max and Diane fear for Sonny.A Closer...