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‘One Life’ Teen Now On Contract

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:51 AM EDT
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:54 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With a huge new storyline for his character in the offing, Eddie Alderson has been placed on contract with "One Life to Live." Since 2001, Eddie Alderson has played the squeaky clean Matthew Buchanan, son of Police Commissioner Bo Buchanan and District Attorney Nora Hanen. Seldom seen outside of family gatherings and holidays, Matthew wasn't much more than a background character. But all that is about to change as Matthew enters the realm of Llanview High School. Facing puberty and peer pressure, the young Buchanan teen looks to have a rather stressful freshman year of high school. With the start of Matthew's big storyline getting underway in early 2009, fans can expect to see more of the 14-year-old Alderson. So much more...

More ‘Life’ For Familiar Faces

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 2:06 AM EDT
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 2:15 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Some familiar faces return to Llanview in 2009. As the new year gets under way, two actresses find they still have "One Life to Live." Janet Zarish and Lea DeLaria both reprise their recurring roles in January, and will play key parts in some very big storylines. Soap Opera Network first commented on Janet Zarish's possible return to the canvas stating that, while the actress had not appeared on screen since early November, her name has continued to be listed with other recurring cast members in the closing credits. Well now SON can confirm that Janet Zarish will reprise her role of Janet Ketring (aka Lee Halpern) beginning January 12th. Without getting into the specifics of her return, look for Janet/Lee to make herself known to...

Y&R PreVUE: Week of December 22 Edition

Monday, December 22, 2008 9:43 PM EDT
Monday, December 22, 2008 9:51 PM | By Venus Stone(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Kay's memories are slowly trickling back...THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESSLily finds herself coming upon a secret. Michael finds himself reaching his wits end and soon finds himself learning what life would be like if he weren't in the lives of his loved-ones. Adam finds himself not only pleading with the judge but with Victor; who in turn rebuffs him. Nikki, tired of Victor's attitude towards her, has some very choice words for him.FLOODGATE OF MEMORIESAfter taking a tumble, Katherine hits her head. Murphy finds her and immediately comes to her aid and takes her back into the house. When she comes to, she becomes startled, letting him know that she knows that this couldn't be where she belongs. She soon starts to regain more of her memory and...

ATWT PreVUE: Week of December 22 Edition

Monday, December 22, 2008 9:15 PM EDT
Monday, December 22, 2008 9:21 PM | By Venus Stone(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Maddie's return makes Casey and Luke uneasy...THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNSWhen Craig shows up bearing gifts for her kids, Carly lets him know she's not in the mood for him. Parker, upon Craig's arrival, immediately questions him about bombing Paul's car. Craig quickly tries to smooth Parker over by pleading his innocence. Jack's arrival sets him off when he sees Craig, which later bothers Janet. Meg and Dusty return with baby Eliza from the hospital and Craig instantly becomes overwhelmed with emotions. He soon calls Dusty out on trying to attach himself to Meg as a way to 'replace' Johnny in his life. Upon this, Meg decides that Dusty must leave, somewhat agreeing with what Craig has said.Alison received a text message from Lucy and quickly meets her at Old...

Rinse and Repeat: Happy Holidays

Monday, December 22, 2008 12:45 PM EDT
Monday, December 22, 2008 3:00 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The holidays are a time when family and friends gather together and feel the joy and love in the room. For daytime's remaining eight soap operas, it is a time to remember the murders and mayhem, the evil brothers and sisters or the back from the dead aunts and uncles that took up time and space over the past year of years.During the week of December 22, the daytime lineups of ABC, CBS and NBC will be littered with re-broadcast episodes or pre-emptions of their top soaps.ABC Daytime will air repeats of "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" on Christmas Eve (December 24), while "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" will be pre-empted on Christmas Day (December 25). "All My Children" will air a repeat episode...

‘One Life’ Casting Carousel

Friday, December 19, 2008 4:55 PM EDT
Friday, December 19, 2008 5:23 PM EST | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Another week, another round of casting tidbits for "One Life to Live."Who's Coming?Crystal Hunt joins the cast of "One Life to Live" on February 6th in the contract role of a stripper named Stacey.The 23-year-old actress is best known for portraying Elizabeth "Lizzie" Spaulding on "Guiding Light" from 2003-2006. In 2005 Hunt was both Daytime Emmy and Soap Opera Digest Award nominations. In addition to her work on "GL," Hunt has appeared in the films "Brooklyn to Manhattan," "The Derby Stallion," and "Problem Child 2." Rumor has it that the new character is related to someone in Llanview. Could Stacey be Talia's troublesome younger sister that "OLTL" recently issued a casting call for? Only time will tell.Scott Clifton first airs as Schuyler Joplin, the drug abusing...

‘C’est la vie’ for ‘One Life’ Hunk

Friday, December 19, 2008 12:29 AM EDT
Friday, December 19, 2008 12:53 AM EST | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Kamar de los Reyes confesses that "it is time to say good-bye" to "One Life to Live."After nearly a decade on "OLTL" portraying gang leader turned police detective Antonio Vega, actor Kamar de los Reyes has decided not to renew his contract with the long running daytime drama, claiming that "Antonio is longer the central figure I believe he deserves to be," and that "over the years, he has become less and less valued."While admitting that Antonio's time on the sidelines is likely not intentional on the soap's part, de los Reyes does admit "I believe that there is a cut-off point for characters...and I think it may be time to say goodbye."De los Reyes originated the role of Antonio Vega in 1995. He would leave Llanview in 1997, only to return briefly...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of December 22 Edition

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 4:41 PM EDT
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5:00 PM EST | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- There's no place like home for the holidays. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVEBess and Tess battle for control; Brody makes progress; Starr rips in to her father on the witness stand; Todd's life falls in around him; Roxy almost ruins a surprise; Viki and Clint decorate the Llanfair Christmas tree; Jared asks Clint for his blessing; Tea has a gift for Todd; Carlotta bites her tongue; Dorian has another spiritual visit; Rex confesses to Gigi; Dorian does a good deed, and David Vickers returns to Llanview.Encore PresentationOn Christmas Eve, ABC will air a special re-broadcast of the September 29th, 2008 episode of "OLTL." The episode will feature Brody reliving the trauma he endured in Iraq, while on top of Llantano Mountain with Shane; Addie visiting a jailed Dorian; Langston, Markko, and Starr...

GH PreVUE: Week of December 22 Edition

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 3:40 PM EDT
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Joy to the world. THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITALJason and Spinelli save Sam's life. Jax's plans disappoint Kate. Carly and Jax share a kiss under the mistletoe. Sonny and Morgan have a happy reunion. Carly and Sonny discuss Michael and guidelines for Sonny's future involvement with Morgan. Claudia and Ric give into their primal urges. Claudia is desperate to find the incriminating DVD. Jason asks Sonny to end his alliance with the Zacchara's. Lucky and Sam recommit to their relationship on Friday, December 26. Santa's Helpers On Tuesday, December 23, with Maxie at his side, Spinelli conjures up miracles for the citizen of Port Charles at Santa's bequest. Robin's greatest wish comes true as she's finally able to soothe Emma. Alan gives Monica hope. Luke, Lucky and Lulu find Laura's...