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ATWT PreVUE: Week of September 1 Edition

Sunday, August 31, 2008 9:32 PM EDT
A parent goes overboard... Sunday, August 31, 2008 10:40 PM | By Venus Stone(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A father's protection lands him in hot water...THIS WEEK ON:AS THE WORLD TURNSWhen Barbara is threatened by Derek, Paul, having earlier refused James' help, has a reluctant change of heart. James tells him that the money he needs is buried deep under Snyder farm soil, which makes Paul realize he was the one responsible for the contamination of their property. Alison continues preparing for her wedding to Aaron but gets sidetracked when she goes to the hospital and bumps into Chris. While there, Mrs. Ward tells the two she is unable to take care of her dog since she will be in an assisted living facility. Chris sneaks the dog to the Lakeview and Alison offers to help him but runs into Aaron. She quickly covers. Mike an Lily have another...

Y&R PreVUE: Week of September 1 Edition

Sunday, August 31, 2008 9:22 PM EDT
Victor returns with a mighty roar... Sunday, August 31, 2008 10:23 PM | By Venus Stone(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A very alive Victor has some scores to settle and nobody is safe...THIS WEEK ON:THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESSChloe has some serious confessing to do in the Chancellor home. Amber is not too pleased with being led on by Daniel and has it out with him. Jill, wanting the best for Cane, finds herself getting told off by him instead. Jack and Sharon have it out about her taking Nick's side in their argument. Cane and Lily find themselves in a heated liplock. Noah request something very important from his parents. Paul heads back out to MexicoNOT SO DEAD MAN WALKINGNikki, still in Mexico, comes face-to-face with a very much alive Victor. When she sees that he is in fact alive, the two soon find themselves...

Treadway Brings Game to Llanview

Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:18 PM EDT
Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:24 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Ty Treadway returns to Llanview to host a new game show starring Rex Balsom.Psychopath Colin MacIver may be dead, but that won't stop his spirit from invading the inner thoughts of Rex Balsom. Cashing in on the success of Ty Treadway's new game show "Crosswords," "One Life to Live" brings their former star back to town as what else--a game show host.This fall, Rex's past comes back to haunt him as he lies on the operating table after being shot. As he drifts in and out of conscious, he dreams he is a panelist on a game show entitled "So You Think You Can Be Shane Morasco's Father" hosted by the late Colin MacIver.The dream, which is expected to last for two days, will expose Rex's...

BREAKING NEWS: Tornado Hits Pine Valley

Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:02 PM EDT
Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:12 PM ET | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- New "All My Children" Head Writer, Charles Pratt Jr., shakes up canvas with a natural disaster hitting Pine Valley.Just in time for the all important November sweeps period, ABC's "All My Children" is looking to entice new viewers with a major tornado that will hit Pine Valley in October. Soap Opera Network can also confirm, as reported by TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco, that two major characters will die during the tornado and that there will be a number of guest appearances from past "All My Children" cast members.A tornado last hit the fictional Pennsylvania town in 1994, when Julia Santos (Sydney Penny) received a scar after a chandelier fell on her during a party held at the Chandler mansion in honor of Adam (David Canary) and Gloria (Teresa Blake).Stay tuned to Soap Opera Network as further...

My View of Llanview: August 15 Edition

Thursday, August 28, 2008 8:44 PM EDT
Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:49 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Erika Slezak talks family love--'70s style.Wow...this may be a new record for me...I'm nearly two weeks late with this column. However, there is a valid reason for that; the past few weeks have been very hectic for me. Being a City Commissioner, I am responsible for helping my small hometown prepare for our annual Honeyfest. It is a big deal here, especially since it became the "Kentucky's Official State Honey Festival" in 2006. Now in its 14th year, the Clarkson Honeyfest has grown by leaps and bounds. More information is available at www.honeyfest.com.In addition, the past two weeks have also taken a somber tone for my loved ones and me. Three recent deaths have hit too close to home for me. First there was the husband of my...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 1 Edition

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 9:26 PM EDT
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:43 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Revenge is a confession of pain. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVETodd digs a deeper hole for himself, Tess demonstrates how much she loves her family, Marcie is bitten by the green-eyed monster of jealousy, Tina is just too damn smart for her own good, John gets a step closer to the truth, and Cristian goes missing.In a special encore presentation of the second of the 40th anniversary episodes (which originally aired 7/22/08), Labor Day gets heavenly in Llanview as Viki has an emotional reunion with her beloved Ben. Meanwhile, Mel urges Dorian to do the right thing and bring Viki back to life. In heaven, Ben informs Viki that it isn't her time yet, and tells her to give Charlie a second chance. David promises to divorce Addie if Dorian will...

AMC PreVUE: Week of September 1 Edition

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 5:01 PM EDT
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 6:15 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Sleeping dogs never lie still for long.THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDRENKrystal narrowly escapes tragedy after Kathy deliberately pushes her off a ladder and sends her flying towards Jenny's playpen. Tad buys Kathy's innocent act. Krystal insists to Tad that Kathy needs professional help. Jesse gets confirmation that the blood on the lug wrench he recovered belongs to Richie. Kendall is annoyed when Zach is a no show at the Bella launch party. After enduring watching Jack and Carmen together all evening long, Erica makes sure to get the last word in before making an exit. Josh turns to Kendall for help. Randi confesses to Frankie that she's never been truly intimate with anyone. Jesse reveals to Angie that during his time in hiding he was institutionalized for over a year after having suffered a nervous breakdown....

‘Young and Restless’ in Paris

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 2:24 PM EDT
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 3:49 PM ET | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While CBS' "The Young and the Restless" turned 35 years-old in March 2008, its 20th Anniversary on French television is a time to really celebrate.The show is heading to Paris, France in October to film on-location scenes for an upcoming storyline involving the likes of Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow), Sharon Abbott (Sharon Case), Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) and Victor Newman (Eric Braeden). No other actors will be attending, according to a spokeswoman for Sony Pictures Television, producers of the soap. While specific storyline information won't be available for a number of weeks, the first couple of scenes are expected to begin airing during the all important November Sweeps period in the US. This will be the first time the show has ever filmed in France.Davidson's inclusion is surprising as the actress and her character currently work...

Tamblyn is ABC’s Most ‘Unusual’ Top Cop

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 5:55 AM EDT
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 7:24 AM ET | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The little girl that grew up on ABC's "General Hospital" is not so little after all. In fact, she's the toughest thing to hit ABC since "NYPD Blue." Nathan Fillion ("One Life to Live") is also jumping onto the police beat.Amber Tamblyn, 25, who portrayed Emily Bowen-Quartermaine on "GH" from 1995-2001, has found herself with an "Unusual" dramedy that the ABC Entertainment Division (that is primetime tv for us daytime folk) thinks is the next great procedural. The network has given a mid-season order to "The Unusuals," which stars Tamblyn as Casey Shraeger, an NYPD vice detective posing as a Lincoln Tunnel hooker before being transferred to the homicide division. Casey quickly realizes that not only does everyone in her new department have a distinct sense of humor but everyone also has their own dirty little...

Fans: ABC Cares About You

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:35 AM EDT
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:32 AM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In the 1980's, ABC Daytime generated 3/4's of the entire ABC networks revenue, making the lineup the most lucrative in all television. Since then ABC Daytime has become what fans call the "wicked step-child" of the ABC Television Network, a division of the Walt Disney Company. Now the network is showing some love to its most loyal and avid audience. Consisting of popular talk-show "The View" with Barbara Walters and her crew of co-hosts, soap operas "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live," ABC Daytime is littered with fan complaints on how its executives do not care about the product they provide five-days a week. With ratings continuing to fall, stars exiting to stage left onto other networks, and promotional campaigns bashing one actresses abilities by touting the "real"ness of another, ABC has...