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GH PreVUE: Week of January 5 Edition

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 7:21 PM EDT
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 8:15 PM EST | By Errol Lewis ( -- After two straight weeks of repeats and interruptions, "General Hospital" is back in full swing with lots of drama heading your way. THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITALJax and Carly come to a mutual understanding. Nadine makes it clear that she wants nothing to do with Equinox and its dealings with manufactured weapons. In honor of Ruby's memory, Luke and Bobbie discuss rebuilding Kelly's. Sam is unsettled when she witnesses how close Lucky and Elizabeth are getting. Robin feels the stress of motherhood. Patrick informs Sonny that Michael's condition could be permanent. Sonny and Carly come to an understanding and work on re-building their relationship. Diane suggests that Alexis and she work on bringing Jax and Carly back together, instead of tearing them apart through a divorce. Johnny is arrested, and Ric offers help...

DAYS PreVUE: Week of January 5 Edition

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 3:52 PM EDT
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 4:21 PM EST | By Errol Lewis ( -- Secrets are hard to keep. THIS WEEK ON: DAYS OF OUR LIVES After asking the woman he loves and the mother of his "unborn" child to marry him at the beginning of the New Year, would EJ really want her to find out what he's been up to soon afterward? Nicole finds pre-nuptial agreement paperwork that suddenly falls out of EJ's briefcase. Care to explain Mr. Wells? Hope works her magic on Bo and convinces him to take a romantic break with her. It will be well worth it Brady. Lexie and Abe learn that Theo must undergo surgery in order to relieve pressure on his brain. Max offers himself as Chelsea's date to the engagement party.A Closer Look: Lucas the Protector It's bad enough that Daniel is with his mother, but...

AMC PreVUE: Week of January 5 Edition

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 1:55 AM EDT
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 5:00 PM EST | By Angela Rosa ( -- Looking for trouble. THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDRENRyan and Greenlee's bliss is not contagious; Erica balks at the sight of the duo back together while Opal warns them against a holy union. Pete's plot to grab Colby's attention fails miserably. On Tuesday, January 6, Angie learns Rebecca may factor into her life a lot longer than she originally expected. Passion flares between Amanda and JR as Pine Valley's newest millionaire tries to convince her former mark to stop drinking. The reveal of Taylor's deception proves to be a positive catalyst for Brot and Taylor on Thursday, January 8. A Closer Look: Shaky Ground Erica's hits a nerve (Bianca's) when she voices her concern about the time Reese and Zach have been spending together. Is Miranda, Spike, Ian and Gabrielle's mother's mother full of bunk...

SON Top 10 Returns!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:44 AM EDT
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:47 AM EST | By Errol Lewis ( -- After a two year absence, the Soap Opera Network Top 10 poll returns just in time to ring in the new year. Who is Daytime's Top Actress? Actor? Couple? Only you can decide as is proud to return to you the SON Top 10. When the last Top 10 ballot was cast on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 and the last results chart posted on Thursday, November 16, 2006, ABC's "One Life to Live" was dominating the charts. Renee Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline Williamson) was Daytime's Top Actress for the 34th week (out of 96 weeks) and David Fumero was Daytime's Top Actor for the third time in 31 tries. While he ranked a distant number 2 in vote counts at the time, "General Hospital's" Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) held the...

New Year, Old Memories: Welcome to 2009

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 10:00 AM EDT
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 2:17 PM ET | By Errol Lewis ( -- While we ring in a new year and anticipate more drama filled soap opera on daytime's remaining eight soap operas, we won't soon forget how much has happened in the year gone by. With 2008 almost but a memory, each of daytime's broadcast networks have filled up on what you can expect to see on their schedules between New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.  What you won't see on New Year's Day on ABC, CBS or NBC is a soap in sight. The day before, ABC makes us relive Tornado's ("All My Children") and Game Shows ("One Life to Live"), while 2007 comes to life again courtesy of "General Hospital" and its look back at the Nikolas and Emily engagement party that ended in tragedy. Of course, it would appear that ABC is gearing fans up for...

Vanessa Marcil Stars in ‘The Nanny Express’

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 3:40 AM EDT
Vanessa Marcil, 40, may have quit daytime in 2003 and hit it big in primetime from then on, but she has never forgotten her roots. In fact, she put a little bit of herself in Kate Hewitt, her character in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "The Nanny Express."

Lawson Named Number One Soap Hunk

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 1:47 AM EDT
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 1:55 AM EST | By Scotty Gore ( -- "One Life to Live's" Mark Lawson declared the hunkiest daytime soap star., the popular soap opera website dedicated to daytime's hottest past and present male stars, has named "One Life To Live" newcomer Mark Lawson as Daytime's "Best Hunk" for 2008. Lawson portrays Brody Lovett on the ABC Daytime drama series. The actor narrowly edged out "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Brandon Beemer (Owen) for the honor. Also nominated were Shawn Christian (Daniel, "Days of Our Lives"), Eric Martsolf (Ethan, "Passions"), and One Life" co-star John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex). Lawson joined "One Life to Live" on April 24th, 2008. While earning the title of "Best Hunk," Lawson was also honored with "Best Chest" and "Hunkiest Newcomer." John-Paul Lavoisier won "Best Hair" and "One Life to Live" was named "Hunkiest Soap," beating out "As the...

‘OLTL’ Named Best Soap of 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 12:40 AM EDT
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 12:43 AM EST | By Scotty Gore ( -- Soap Opera Digest releases their annual "Best and Worst" list for 2008, with "One Life to Live" leading all soaps by receiving top honors in nine categories. It was a year filled with time travel, multiple personalities, a visit to heaven, trips to foreign lands, musical guests, shocking returns, and a 40th anniversary on "One Life to Live." But through it all, fans of the long running daytime drama were gripped by touching and provocative storylines including Todd Manning having sex and falling in love with an amnesiac Marty Saybrooke, Dorian Cramer Lord's surprise takeover of Buchanan Enterprises, and Jessica Brenan's altar Tess holding her sister Natalie Buchanan and boyfriend Jared Banks hostage for months in a secret room beneath Llanfair vowing to make them pay for the accidental death of her late husband...

Y&R PreVUE: Week of December 29 Edition

Sunday, December 28, 2008 8:28 PM EDT
Sunday, December 28, 2008 8:46 PM EST | By Venus Stone ( -- Another New Year for those in Genoa City...... THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Katherine is caught red-handed by Jill as she's stepping foot into the Chancellor mansion. Jill immediately thinks she's Marge trying to pretend to be Katherine and calls the cops to have her arrested. Karen has doubts about marriage to Neil. An offer is given to Jill and she has a hard time resisting. Gloria and Jeffrey plan to scheme when Katherine is put in the jail with her. What to Watch: Trouble Brewing Jack gives Billy a serious warning. Yet another face-off between Jack and Victor occurs. Abby comes back home to the ones she loves. Amber keeps herself occupied with her thoughts as to whether Kevin...

ATWT PreVUE: Week of December 29 Edition

Sunday, December 28, 2008 6:34 PM EDT
Sunday, December 28, 2008 6:59 PM EST | By Venus Stone ( -- Costly repercussions... THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS Henry isn't pleased to learn that the only reason why Maddie is back in town is to try to start again with Casey. When she expresses how they both are different people now, Henry hesitantly agrees to give them a chance to try again. Bonnie tries to get Jade to come to Metro with her but Jade tells her she doesn't want to be pushed into Derek's life. Jade and Luke have a run in and when he leaves upset for her not accepting his apology, she follows after him only to run into Derek and Bonnie. Derek lets Jade know he doesn't want to have anything to do with her, but she shoots back at him by telling him he...