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My View of Llanview: March 15 Edition

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:29 AM EDT | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The top five reasons Llanview is struggling in 2009.

After becoming revitalized and on top last year, “One Life to Live” appears to be running out of gas only one year later. There are several reasons why this viewer believes “OLTL” is trying hard to stay afloat right now; the top five of will be discussed in the following paragraphs.

5. Too many characters, not enough airtime…not to mention overexposure of newbies. While the “One Life” cast has always been rather large, in the past year it has nearly doubled in size. The canvas is crowded with too many useless and seldom used actors and characters. Cristian, Layla, Marcie, Michael, Moe, Noelle, Charlie, tJared…. the list goes on and on. When was the last time viewers saw any of them taking the lead in a front burner storyline, or even playing a major supporting role in plots involving story lines with related characters? The soap currently has nearly three-dozen actors and actresses on contract, and almost two-dozen more on recurring status. And what ever happened to the days of slowly introducing a new character into the canvas? Remember when new characters were gradually introduced to the audience and into story lines, allowing them time to develop a personality and relationship with the viewer? Those were the types of characters that fans were able to root either for or against. Nowadays, a new character is introduced and within a month is placed in a front burner storyline with other recently introduced characters, causing fans to quickly lose interest. A prime example of this is Crystal Hunt as Stacy Morasco. Personally, I couldn’t care less about this character. We know little of her motivation for seducing Rex, other than apparently she secretly pined for him as a teenager. Well whoop de do…. like that means anything to me. Granted she is very easy on the eyes, and I am a man, but the character is totally one-dimensional. And she’s not the only one; there are others like her. Cristian Vega is another great example of what I’m talking about here.

4. Poor storyline execution. Many present and recent story lines on “One Life to Live” have left viewers scratching their heads and wondering, “is that it?” Plots that began with fire and zest often end with a whimper. Take Dorian’s original take over of Buchanan Enterprises for example. When the much-anticipated storyline began last year, it was full of promise and excitement. A major character died, several story lines were interwoven into one, and much of the cast was involved in the story line. But by the time it ended, viewers were left disappointed and angry as Nora offered Dorian a choice between handing BE back to the Buchanans or going to jail. And to make matters worse, Dorian’s decision was not even shown on camera. After coming back from a commercial, Nora informed Clint that they had the company back. That was it. No drama, no fireworks, no fanfare…nothing.

3. Predictable plots. It would be very surprising if there were any “OLTL” fans that were surprised when Stacy went after Rex? Anyone? Didn’t think so. She wasn’t in Llanview a week, and one could already get the sense that she would be causing trouble for her sister. There was no build up or anticipation about what she would do. And what’s worse, Rex appeared to be clueless to the fact that his girlfriend’s sister had the hots for him. It reminds me of another fairly recent, and equally ridiculous storyline where no one in Llanview (and I mean no one) realized that Tess had returned and had she been pretending to be Jessica for months. Even characters that are considered to be rather intelligent (Viki, Clint, etc…) did not even have enough brain cells to figure out that Jessica wasn’t really integrated after all. At least Todd finally figured it out…and we all know how well that turned out.

2. Reality…. what’s that? Soaps have long had a history of outlandish plots and situations in which viewers were expected to visit from reality into make believe, and “OLTL” is certainly no exception. Over the years we have seen numerous characters return from the dead, time travel to the Old West and the groovy 1960s, trips to heaven (Viki…twice) and hell (Dorian…once), mad scientists, underground cities, secret rooms, brainwashing experiments, and the like… which have been meant to entertain and provide us, the fans, with a nice break from reality for one hour a day, five days a week. But somehow, even while being presented with the seemingly impossible, many of those story lines were written well enough so as not to insult the very viewers they were trying to entertain. However, the show seems to have done just that lately…. insult us. For instance, is it too hard to believe that the Llanview School Board didn’t run a background check on Schulyer Joplin before they hired him? Or did he just not feel that being a druggie meant he couldn’t teach high school kids? Either way it seems like something that should have been checked into sooner, but I guess the explanation would be that his mother bought the silence of everyone involved, or something along those lines. Even more disturbing is the fact that Cole has popped a few pills and smoked one joint, and now suddenly he’s a drug addict? Those must have been some pretty powerful pills. And shouldn’t Nora excuse herself from cases where there is a conflict of interest? But then again, I suppose she would have no cases if she did that. And what about the forensics lab at the Llanview Police Department? Why should anyone believe a test they have conducted, given their blunders in recent years? Bribing technicians, regular citizens waltzing in and switching samples, computer glitches, inept employees…the list goes on and on. Maybe the LPD should investigate themselves. That being said, it still leaves doubt that David is really even a Buchanan after all given that it was the latest in a series on conflicting results…. David is Asa’s son, no wait he’s Rex’s, no wait, now he’s really Bo’s long lost son…. give me a break. Here’s another one–Marty as Wonder Woman? I realize that people can briefly develop superhuman strength when faced with overwhelmingly stressful situations, but her lifting the car off of Cole was rather amusing. Instead of sitting on the edge of my seat with crossed fingers and toes concerned that a mother may not be able to save her son from a serious car accident, I found myself laughing and waiting for Marty to rip her shirt off, develop green pigmentation on her skin, and turn into the Incredible Hulk…. repeating “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” Switching gears, is Michael the only doctor at Llanview Hospital? I guess we can blame that one on the economy. And don’t even get me started on John McBain. How is it that he is always, the hero and able to solve every crime committed in Llanview when apparently no one else can even locate a suspect?

1. What ever happened to ‘Love in the Afternoon?’ Is anyone in Llanview happy these days? Not that I can think of? Between dead babies, paralysis, leukemia, drugs, serial killers, multiple personalities, and countless flawed DNA tests…is there anyone experiencing joy and love in 2009? Bo and Nora are concerned about Matthew. Rex and Gigi are heartbroken for Shane. Jessica mourns Nash. Natalie resents Jessica for Tess’ actions. Marty has amnesia and must be a mother to Cole. Starr mourns her baby and is worried about Cole. Marcie wants to know why Hope died. Roxy is keeping a huge secret from Rex. Stacy is an evil man-stealing, gold digger. Dorian is bent on revenge. Blair is fighting for her life. And Todd is, well Todd. None of them are happy. Perhaps Viki and Charlie are the only happy couple in Llanview…. but no one knows since they haven’t been seen together in over a month, and even then it was only a couple of scenes in one episode. Even worse, there are currently only two married couples on “One Life to Live.” Know who they are? Even I had to stop and think about that one for a moment. The two wed couples are Marcie and Michael, and Moe and Noelle. I suppose one could count Dorian and David as well, even though he is currently in Hollywood, looking for his big break. But that’s it. There are a few other couples either engaged or living together, or both, but only two are married at the moment. And furthermore, where is the romance? The last couple I remember being intimate with one another was Cristian and Vanessa…. and we all know how that one turned out. I suppose you could include Stacy and Fish as well, although technically they aren’t a couple. And John and Blair don’t count because they are not a couple, but instead part of a triangle.

Well there you have it. My top five reasons for being disappointed in “One Life to Live” at the moment. I could have expanded the list to include things like ‘Wasted Opportunities’ (David being a monk for months, and having only a couple of scenes with newfound father Bo), or ‘Miscalculations’ (Vanessa’s sudden demise due to little fan support), but I think that five is more than enough to make my point. I have watched “OLTL” long enough (most of my twenty-nine years) to know how great it can be, and just how low it can go. And while I don’t feel that the show has reached either extreme so far this year, it has become stagnant, or mediocre. “One Life to Live” is in no way, shape, or form as good as it was in 1977 (before my time) when Karen Wolek admitted on the witness stand that she was a hooker, or even as it was in 1995 when Viki learned that her father had sexually abused her as a child, splintered into six other personalities and wreaked havoc on an unsuspecting Llanview. However, it is miles above the ‘days’ (no pun intended) of former head writer Dena Higley when Llanview High broke out in song at the prom; former pro-baseball player Tate Harmon became an underwear model/white surpremist/Tom Cruise wannabe on “The View”; Margaret Cochran kidnapped, tortured, and raped Todd before giving birth to his baby following a twelve month pregnancy; Spencer Truman began God; and John had to rescue Evangeline and Natalie from being burned at the stake, with the ladies dressed in cheerleader outfits and carrying pom-poms. So, yes “One Life” has been better, but it has also been worse (much worse actually, as noted above). Agree? Disagree? Give me your feedback by posting your comments and opinions at the end of this article. I may include some of your responses in future columns.

Before going any further I must admit that writing these columns seems to have become an increasingly difficult chore for me in the last few months. It’s not that the present state of “One Life to Live” hasn’t given enough to write about, as so much as it there just hasn’t really been much of anything that has peaked my interest or aroused my curiosity lately. In other words, “OLTL” has been bored me for most of this year so far. There have been moments where I have enjoyed watching the show, and there have been other times that I have found myself looking at my watch just waiting for the hour to end. And that has made these columns tougher to write, and when I do actually set down at my computer to compose my thoughts, they tend to become all jumbled. But I continue to watch out of loyalty and because I know that someday “OLTL” will be better again.

Moving on…..it seems as if “One Life to Live” has been receiving some prime time exposure this past week. First, Steven Colbert opens the March 9th episode of his hit Comedy Central show “The Colbert Report” reading from Soap Opera Digest and stating his disbelief that Stacy drugged Rex’s drink. Then “OLTL” alum Nathon Fillion (ex-Joey Buchanan) mentions his alma mater in the March 16th episode of his new ABC drama series “Castle.” The scene features Fillion’s character, author Rick Castle, having a discussion about nannies with his mother and daughter. Castle informs his daughter that he had nannies growing up that were busy watching daytime television while his mother was out looking for acting jobs. Then he announces that “I got the plot of my first novel by watching ‘One Life to Live.’” I thought that it was a nice nod to his old stomping grounds. Also interesting is the fact that other characters in that same episode mentioned “The View,” another program on ABC’s daytime schedule.

Now for a few random thoughts…. has anyone else noticed how the words “One Life to Live” seem to change slightly from time to time in the blue justice scales logo? Depending on the week and the promo, the title is sometimes bolded, and sometimes not. Interesting. As is the updated “OLTL” opening earlier this month which appears to no longer features longtime cast member Hillary B. Smith (Nora Hanen). But this isn’t the first time a contract cast member was removed while still with the show. Nathaniel Marston suffered the same fate a few years ago for several months, until the soap finally returned his mug shot (again, no pun intended) to the opening. Hopefully Smith will be back where she belongs soon as well. Also, ABC Medianet has finally removed Andrea Evans’ bio. from the “OLTL” page nearly four months after her departure. Even many of those who have been in Llanview for a couple of years now, still have not had their biographies added to the page. Talk about slow. Even worse, instead of adding more spoiler pictures for upcoming weeks, they seem to have resorted to adding images of scenes from episodes in past weeks. And even those have the wrong dates. For example, the car crash scenes were from the week of March 9th, and not the 16th as listed on the website. And finally, the old images of the Phil Carey and Clint Ritchie have been removed from the “OLTL” gallery page, after they had been posted following news of their recent deaths…at least “One Life” put together short, but touching tributes to both Llanview Legends at the ends of two recent episodes.

Last but not least, pop quiz time. Please put away your textbook and notes. Eyes on your own computer screen. Ready…. begin. Question #1: Llanview Police Lieutenant Ed Hall was introduced in 1972 to investigate someone’s murder. But whose? Was it a) Marcy Wade, b) Dr. Mark Toland, c) Rachel Wilson, or d) Victor Lord. Question #2:
During his many years at Llanview Hospital, Dr. Larry Wolek has done everything from treating the common cold to performing major surgery. But what was his field of medical specialty when the show began in 1968? a) pediatrics, b) proctology, c) plastic surgery, or d) psychiatry? Question #3: In 1992, Sloan Carpenter wrote a biography of Victor Lord’s life. What was its title? a) Dark Victor, b) Victorious, c) Citizen Lord, or d) Lord of The Banner? And Question #4: In 1999, Viki tried her hand at karaoke by performing this song in a contest at the Crosswords Bar. Was it a) “Ben,” b) “I Will Survive,” c) “Crazy,” or d) “It’s Raining Men?” I’ll have the answers in the March 30th edition of the column. But if you are stumped and can’t wait, you may want to consult your copy of The One Life to Live 40th Anniversary Trivia Book by Gerry Waggett. Just a suggestion…. but one which you might find useful.

Well, that concludes this edition of the column. I can only hope that, despite my insentient ramblings, you have enjoyed reading it. Don’t forget to make your final predictions as March Madness is here and four basketball tournaments are about to get underway. May the best teams win. Also, I wish you a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day and hope that you enjoy upcoming spring season, which begins early this Friday morning. Perhaps the gentle spring breezes will not only usher in warmer temperatures, but more love, romance, happiness, and understanding to Llanview as well. Stay safe and take care.

And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…



Monday, March 16, 2009 2:24 AM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Runaway love…

THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

Noah and Luke’s joy in moving in together is ruined by a discriminating landlord. Lily decides to take a job at the foundation to help Luke and Noah. Vienna and Henry have nothing but good news to share with Brad and Katie on Wednesday, March 18 . The show will be pre-empted Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 for the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

The Inside Story: Young and Married


Unwilling to go to boarding school and fed up with his parents telling him what to do, Parker tells Liberty that they will do whatever it takes to be together; even getting married. While with Carly, Parker tells her that he’s going to see a hockey game, while back with Janet, Liberty tells her that she’s going to be with Brad checking out potential colleges. Once together the two teens head out of town, they go before the judge to get wed. The judge is instantly suspicious as to why they both want to rush into getting married so young. Parker tells the judge he wants to be emancipated because he feels that his parents have destroyed his life. As Parker is explaining further, the mention of boarding school comes out and the judge quickly realizes that it is the true reason why Parker and Liberty want to get married and promptly prepares to tell them no. At home in Oakdale Carly soon suspects that something is fishy and relays the information to Craig who instantly offers his help. Craig soon finds information on Parker’s computer and they head out. Meanwhile Parker and Liberty continue to plead their case to the judge by telling him that the main reason why they want to get married is to protect his trust fund from his mother. At that moment Carly and Craig arrive to hear Parker trashing Carly’s character and when she has an outburst begging Parker not to do what he’s thinking, the judge takes Parker’s side and decides to grant the teens what they want. Craig quickly calls Jack and Janet and tell them to get down to the judge’s chambers immediately. Unfortuantely Carly has to watch Parker and Liberty get married just as Jack and Janet arrive too late to stop it. When they all return home Jack wipes the smug look of Parker’s face when he tells him that he no longer wants either one of them at the farmhouse. Carly and Janet are livid and take their anger out on Jack who stands his ground. When Janet leaves to go look for the newly married teens Jack and Carly start to argue about who is at fault for Parker’s actions. Carly tells Jack she doesn’t even recognize who he is anymore and storms out. Craig later calls and tells Carly that he’s located Parker and Liberty and gave them a room at the Lakeview. Carly decides to keep Jack in the dark but inform Janet about it. Meanwhile Jack heads home and is confronted by Janet who still can’t believe she kicked their children out. When Jack tells her he’s not sorry for what he did Janet keeps the news about their whereabouts to herself. Back at the Lakeview. Parker and Liberty’s honeymoon is bittersweet when they realize that they are in for tough times.

A Closer Look: Love the One You’re With
Dusty wants to pour on the charm by whisking Meg to Chicago for a much needed date night. When Holden learns of his plans he quickly does his hardest to try to convince Meg not to go, while Lily advises Dusty not to be with Meg strictly for rebound purposes. Dusty is soon disappointed when Meg calls to cancel based off of Holden’s conversation.Later, Meg goes to pick up Eliza at Fairwinds and Paul is overly happy to see her and even more so when he learns that she canceled her plans with Dusty. The two are talking and Meg, feeling sorry for Paul lets him keep Eliza longer. She soon heads to the Lakeview to drop off the clothes Dusty bought for her. Dusty, frustrated, wants to know why she’s suddenly becoming hesitant about being with him. Meg admits that she shouldn’t keep the clothes if they aren’t even in a true relationship with one another. Not giving up, Dusty pulls her into a serious kiss. Back at Fairwinds Paul receives a call from Emily telling him that she believes that Lucy is up to no good. Paul shoots back he’s not interested in Lucy but much rather have interest in the fact that Meg and Dusty aren’t together. He later decides to take Eliza to the farmhouse and wait till Meg returns home. Unfortunately for him, Meg’s not returning home as she and Dusty fall into bed making love to one another. Meanwhile Paul, upon learning that Meg is with Dusty barges into his room and catches the two together. Stalking off Paul calls Emily and tells her that Meg and Dusty will pay.

What To Watch

  • Emily sticks her nose in Craig’s business
  • Lucy informs her contact that she’ll deal with Emily
  • Brad and Katie have reason to celebrate

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Nicholas Galbraith and Melinda Sullivan will come on the show as Zac and Zoe Finn on April 1 to help Luke with the foundation; but could they actually stir up some trouble?
  • Mo Kanekoa portrays Cesar, a man that has some business with Lucy on Monday, March 16
  • Allen McCullough stirs up trouble for Luke and Noah Monday, March 16 as Mr. Reese who is a landlord of an apartment that the two want to reside in
  • Word is that Cady McClain will be returning back to Oakdale as Rosanna Cabot. Cabot’s airdate has been slated for May 20
  • ‘As the World Turns’ fans have an opportunity to bring out their charitable side in them by joining Kelley Menighan Hensley, Jon Hensley, Michael Park and Martha Byrne at the Inaugural Angels for Hope Gala Friday. May 29. The event begins from 7 PM to 11 PM at the Estate at Florentine Gardens, located at 97 Rivervale Road in River Vale, NJ. Angels of Hope is the first major fundraiser event that is held on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Bergen County. Those in attendence will have the opportunity to enjoy a night of fine dining, cocktails, music and dancing along with a silent auction. Tickets are $200.00 each with limited seating. Please visit Angels for Hope or call (212) 239-3239 to reserve.
  • ‘As the World Turns’ fans will want to take advantage of seeing some of their favorite stars when they host the ATWT Annual Fan Club Luncheon 2009 on April 18 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM at the Marriot Marquis located at 1535 Broadway, New York, NY. Those interested are required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable deposit per person in order to reserve seating. Those who are current fan club members pay $125 and non-fan club members pay $135 For more information regarding the event, please visit ATWT Fan Club
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of March 9 – 13, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 23, 2009

  • Alison works to bring Casey closer with his parents.
  • Jack catches Carly and Craig in the act.
  • Damien comes back to Oakdale.

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    Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of March 16 Edition




Sunday, March 15, 2009 11:35 PM ET | By Venus Stone


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Falling apart…

THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Victor has a serious change of heart on Wednesday, March 18 when he gets Adam released into his custody. Katherine still plagued by not only the loss of her memory but those she cares for, decides to leave home for good. The show will be pre-empted Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 for the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

The Inside Story: Caught in the Act
Hoping for alittle one on one, Sharon contacts Billy via text message telling him to come on over. Unfortunately for her, the message never goes through to him but to Nick’s phone which Phyllis quickly intercepts. In the meantime, Billy calls Sharon to see how she is and she tells him that she sent him a text message. Billy quickly tells her he never got it, which confuses Sharon. Peeved once again at Sharon focusing her attentions on Nick, Phyllis hightails it over to the G.C.A.C and heads up to Sharon’s suite. The two women immediately get into it over Phyllis’ accusations of Sharon wanting Nick in her bed. Sharon, angry of the accusations tells Phyllis to get out of her suite. When Phyllis does however, she sees Billy’s arrival and gets a good look at Sharon and Billy in a heated lip lock before her door closes. Not wanting to pass up the opportunity to ruin Sharon, Phyllis hustles to find a bellboy to do her dirty work, asking him to phone Nick to come to Sharon’s room right away. By the time he gets there, Billy is long gone and Sharon figures out that she’s been set up, Later that day, Sharon heads over to the tack house and confronts Phyllis on her scheme. Phyllis begins to taunt Sharon by asking if Jack would be happy knowing that she’s with his brother, and even tosses out that she can’t wait for Nick to know exactly what Sharon has been up to. In tears, Sharon breaks down and begs Phyllis to keep quiet about her and Brad. Phyllis soon questions Sharon as to what she’s talking about and when she turns her back, Sharon instantly reaches and pockets the ‘See No Evil’ figurine and leaves. Shaken up, Sharon calls Billy and tells him that it’s over. Phyllis, meanwhile, notices that the figurine is gone and instantly realizes that Sharon took it. Jack, on the other hand, still wanting to have a part of himself in Sharon’s life, offers her to stay at the Abbott mansion. Sharon quickly accepts and things soon take a turn when the divorced couple wind up in bed. Things however get even more awkward when Sharon learns that Billy has moved back at the Abbott mansion.

A Closer Look: Downward Spiral

Still stunned that Kevin is the one masked as the ‘Chipmunk Bandit’, Jana, Daniel and Amber quickly take the video of Kevin to Michael, who can’t believe his eyes. Unfotunately for them, they aren’t able to try to figure out where he could be when the authorities show up with a lot of questions. Jana is ready to talk to the police but Michael blocks her by quickly covering telling them that Kevin took a trip to Mexico and that he’s unsure when he is to return. Daniel soon receives an email that states there has been another robbery. Meanwhile Kevin is losing his grip when Clint suddenly has a heart attack. He instantly wants to get help but Clint tells him not to do it or else the police will come to arrest him. Unable to help him, Kevin begins to slowly unravel back into ‘his painful childhood’ when Clint dies, instantly pushing him to the breaking point into believing that he’s killed his father, Tom.

What To Watch

  • Things get nasty in the battle for Cordelia
  • Devon gives Neil a piece of his mind about his tryst with Tyra
  • Nikki does what she can to help Katherine

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Judge Karen Mills-Francis appears on the show Monday, March 16 as a process server
  • Roscoe Born will come back to Genoa City to terroize Kevin as the Ghost of Tom, Tuesday March, 31
  • Stacy Haiduk, as mentioned in previous ‘Y&R’ PreVUEs will come to the show as Mary Ann Benson beginning Wednesday, March 18 as a public relations executive. Haiduk played ‘All My Children’s’ Hannah from 2007-2008
  • As previously mentioned on SON, Tom Casiello has joined the writing team of Y&R. His first scenes begin airing April 20 and April 28, May 12 and May 19.
  • Clementine Ford will be soon joining the cast as Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Browning beginning April 1.
  • Viewers can say good-bye to James Michael Gregary, who stirred up trouble as Clint Radison. His last day is Wednesday, March 18, when he finally meets his maker.
  • Daniel Goddard is featured in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest in a segment titled ‘You Sexy Things!’ where he is more than happy to discuss the many things he finds ‘sexy’.
  • Fans can ‘get restless’ by participating in the Get Restless in Jamaica Sweepstakes. A fan could win their chance of a lifetime to have a 4 day/3 night vacation. Those interested can visit Get Restless in Jamaica
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “Y&R” during the week of March 9 – 13, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 23, 2009

  • Katherine finally gets a ‘helping’ hand.
  • Amber finds who she’s looking for.
  • Cane’s request has Lily uncertain.

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    Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of March 16 Edition




Sunday, March 15, 2009 6:33 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The latest casting news for “All My Children.”

The very handsome Adam Mayfield has joined the cast of “All My Children.”

Mayfield will be the forth adult actor to take on the role of Stuart Chandler’s (David Canary) son, Scott. He follows Shane McDermott, Daniel Cosgrove (who currently plays Bill on CBS’s “Guiding Light”) and Forbes March (who most recently portrayed Nash on “One Life to Live”) in the role of the good boy Chandler. Mayfield’s credits include roles on “Girlfriends,” “The Hughleys,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” and “Boston Public.”

The character of Scott was born the biological son of Cindy Parker (Ellen Wheeler). Stuart adopted his wife’s young son prior to her death from AIDS. Scott’s most infamous romantic link was with Greenlee Smythe; the pair hooked up in college and ever the vixen Greenlee made sure Scott paid the price for that. Scott was last seen in the fall of 2000 (played by March). Mayfield first airs on Thursday, April 9.

Scott’s dad, Stuart, returns to the scene as well. David Canary, of course, portrays both Stuart and Adam Chandler. Look for Pine Valley’s favorite set of twins to reappear on a television screen near you during the week of April 6. After almost five weeks off, Emmy-winner David Canary returned to the set to tape this past week.

Thorsten Kaye, who has played casino owner Zach Slater on “AMC” since May 20, 2004, did not opt-out of the contract he re-signed in the spring of 2007. Recent reports detailed stalled negotiations between executives and the former “One Life to Live” and “Port Charles” star but things ironed out and on March 10 the actor gave his official site the go ahead to report that he’s staying with the ABC soap for “a while longer.”

In other casting news, Eden Riegel recently reported to Soap Opera Network that she’d be back on set in a few weeks to wrap up the Reese (Tamara Braun) and Bianca love story, complete with a happy ending. Expect to see Bianca back on-screen by mid-to-late April. Both Braun and Riegel are expected to exit their roles after the story wraps up. Joe Martin will come out of the hospital attic, briefly. The seldom worked Ray MacDonnell appears in his doctor scrubs as April blooms in. Lauren Singerman plays the recurring role of Tori on “AMC;” you first caught a glimpse of the character this past Friday. Following in the footsteps of Dr. Sinclair (McKenzie Westmore), there’s more to this psychology student’s connection to Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) than meets the eye. Annie’s psychologically fit and cute doctor, Dr. Burke, played by John Behlmann will also continue to air on the soap in a recurring capacity. Meredith Patterson plays new casino assistant, Francesca. As Dr. Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) continues to cause trouble and get away with murder, expect to see more of his minions – attorney Jay Stark and Nurse Gayle. Stark is currently played by Drew McVety, and Nurse Gayle is played by Anna Koonin.

Rumor Mill: Rumor has it that former star of “Melrose Place,” “Savannah” and “Profiler” Jamie Luner is set to join the cast of “AMC” as a Chandler vixen. Time will tell. Don’t expect Dixie to pull a Jesse (Darnell Williams) anytime soon. Cady McClain is returning to CBS’s “As the World Turns” as Rosanna in May. In her latest blog, McClain tells disappointed “AMC” fans that ABC never contacted her about returning after her short stint in May 2008.

“All My Children” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




ABC Soaps Tackle the Economy

Friday, March 13, 2009 11:40 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As a recession continues to grip cities and towns across the United States, not even Pine Valley, Llanview, and Port Charles are immune to its effects.

That’s right, all three ABC Daytime Dramas have recently taken a beating behind-the-scenes with salary cuts, layoffs, and status changes…but soon the effects of the our nation’s recent economic slowdown will be felt and seen on camera as well. The Alphabet Network recently announced that all three of their fictional soap towns will soon be delving into reality with upcoming story lines that will mirror the current struggles facing many Americans.

“All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and “General Hospital” will all devote airtime to story lines involving such topics as corporate slowdowns, layoffs, job hunting, and unemployment issues. According to Craig Tomashoff, executive editor of TV Guide, “Soaps are the most immediate scripted programming and they attract more of a mass audience. They want to reflect that audience. So, as they continue to play out dramas about class, we’ll see the layoffs, the foreclosures, people living paycheck to paycheck. These are natural story lines for them.” Tomashoff went on to suggest that the daytime soap operas were one of the first places on television that fans wanted to see recession-type issues interwoven into upcoming plots and story lines.

In addition to daytime, all four major broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox) are in the process of developing recession dominated programs and story lines as part of their summer and fall prime time schedules. For more information, click here.

“All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and “General Hospital” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Discussion: ABC Soaps Tackle the Economy




‘OLTL’ Mid-March Comings & Goings

Friday, March 13, 2009 4:06 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore

 

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) –The latest “One Life to Live” casting tidbits.

 

Who’s Coming?

  • Soap veteran David Forsyth arrives in Llanview starting April 16th as the priest performing baby Chloe’s christening. The role is recurring.

     

    Soap fans may recall Forsyth from his stints as Hogan McCleary on “Search for Tomorrow” (1983-1986) and Dr. John Hudson on “Another World” (1987-1997). However, the actor has several other soap credits as well. From 1981-1982 Forsyth portrayed T.J. Canfield on “Texas.” Also he appeared in a handful of episodes of “As the World Turns” (Burke Donovan–1983), “All My Children” (Jim/Bob Thomasen–1989), and “Days of Our Lives” (John–2001). From 2002-2006, he also directed several episodes of “General Hospital.” And in 1993, he appeared as his “AW” character in the “Another World Reunion Special.” Forsyth’s other television appearances include “Soap Talk,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” “Law & Order,” “Sex and the City,” “The Awakening,” and “30 Rock.”

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  • Tim Hopper first airs as Dr. Shinseki, Matthew’s medical care professional, on March 13th. Hopper’s acting credits include appearances on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Law & Order,” “Oz,” and “Medium.” In 2006, he appeared in a handful of episodes of “As the World Turns” as Judge Steve Colby. Hopper has also did some voice over work for several programs, including the news program “Frontline.” His “OLTL” role is recurring.
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  • Hadley Delany makes an appearance on “One Life” as Frankie, a young cancer patient whom Shane encounters, on March 19th. Delany, a third grade student in New York City, made her Broadway debut last month as a younger version of lead character Katherine (portrayed by Joan Allen) in the Broadway production of “Impressionism.”
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  • Mandy Gonzalez first appears as drug counselor Lauren Hoffman, a drug treatment center representative, on March 26th. Gonzalez is currently slated to appear in four episodes of “OLTL.” The Broadway star has appeared in numerous stage productions, including “Aida,” “Lennon,” and “Dance of the Vampires.” Gonzalez, along with her co-stars, won an ‘OBIE Award for Performance’ in 2001 for the play “Eli’s Comin’.” For more information on Mandy Gonzalez, visit her official website at clicking here.
  • Look for more dayplayer roles in the March 11th and 13th episodes, as well as the May 6th episode.

Who’s Returning?

  • Tuc Watkins is already back and taping more episodes at the “OLTL” studios. Watkins, who has portrayed David Vickers on and off since 1993, left “One Life” in February, and last aired on March 2nd.
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  • Kamar de los Reyes returns to Llanview briefly as Antonio Vega later this spring to help escort his on-screen girlfriend Talia Sahid out of town. De los Reyes left “One Life” in January after deciding not to renew his contract with the soap, last appearing on screen the week of March 23rd.
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  • Sean Ringgold is back as Shaun, the Cramer family bodyguard, on March 23rd.
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  • Mellini Kantayya is back as a Nurse at Llanview Hospital on March 17th. Kantayya portrayed a nurse in several “One Life” episodes between 2005 and 2008. She also portrayed Darcy in a few episodes of “As the World Turns” between 2004 and 2008.
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  • Erinn Holmes again portrays an ICU Nurse on March 10th and 12th. Holmes has portrayed similar roles as a medical assistant on “One Life to Live” (2007-2009) as “As the World Turns” (2007-2008). Also Holmes appeared in two episodes of “Guiding Light” as Sherry (2008) and as an Immigration Agent (2009).
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  • Casey Cipriani appeared again as one of Starr’s high school classmates on March 6th. This made the fourth appearance for Cipriani in the role so far this year, with the other three being in January. The actress had a cameo in the “Bourne Ultimatum” as a girl at a hot dog stand. Other TV appearances include “Haunted Hotels,” “Law & Order,” and the film “Assassination of a High School President.”
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  • Will Schneider plays Cop ‘C’ on March 17th. Schneider has appeared in at least five episodes of “One Life to Live” since 2004, in dayplayer roles such as Gray Grossman, Officer Flynn, and a Security Guard.
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  • Cher Santiago makes two more appearances as Luisa, one of Carlotta’s diner waitresses, on April 24th and 27th.
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Who’s Going?

     

  • Talia Sahid will soon make a dramatic exit from Llanview as former “I Wanna Be a Soap Star” competitor BethAnn Bonner departs “One Life to Live.” Bonner, who was recently released from her contract with the sudser, taped her last scenes on March 2nd. A final airdate has not been announced, but will likely be sometime in April.
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Who’s Staying?

  • It appears that former “One Tree Hill” alum Brett Claywell will be sticking around Llanview as LPD lab technician Kyle Lewis. ABC SID is reporting that the ex-primetime star, has signed a contract with “One Life to Live.” Claywell made his “OLTL” debut in February.
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  • Jack Rovello, who debuted as Matthew’s high school adversary Justin in January, is now listed among the “OLTL” contract cast members in the shows closing credits.

     

 

In other news…

  • Don’t expect Thorsten Kaye to be returning to Llanview as Patrick Thorhart, as the actor has reportedly re-signed with “All My Children.” Kaye, who is married to his former “OLTL” co-star Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke), portrayed the Irish poet/professor from 1995-1997. Later, he portrayed Patrick’s doctor brother Ian Thorhart on “Port Charles” from 2000-2003.
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  • “One Life to Live” has recently released a new audition script for the role of a homeless woman. The scene opens with ‘Anna’ telling the homeless woman that she wishes she were awake so that she could tell Anna just how pretty she is. Much to Anna’s horror, however, the woman is actually awake, and insists that Anna looks like a slut, and will need a dollar to tell her more. The woman then informs Anna that she needs to change her appearance and attitude if she is to win the affections of a man that just broke up with his true love. Anna is taken back and shocked that the bum heard her mumbling to herself. The woman points out that she is not deaf, causing Anna to claim that the other woman was not the love of the man’s life, but that he was too good for her. When Anna insists that she could love him more, the homeless woman fires back that she won’t with that attitude. She informs Anna that to win this guy, she needs to play helpless and tell him that he is her knight in shining armor. The scene then ends with the woman telling Anna to move away from her bench and leave her alone. It’s important to remember that “OLTL” frequently changes character names in their audition scripts, so ‘Anna’ is codename for another character, which, from the tone of the script, sounds somewhat like Stacy. The role of the homeless woman appears to be only a dayplayer role.
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  • According to IMDb.com, “OLTL” episodes #10420, #10421, and #10422 (scheduled to air April 23rd, 24th, and 27th), will be directed by longtime “One Life” director Bruce S. Cooperman.
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    “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




    Wednesday, March 11, 2009 5:45 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Is a fool for love a fool for pain?

    THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

    Tori plants seeds of doubt about Aidan’s loyalty in a fragile Annie’s mind. Randi pops the question to Frankie in an effort to keep him from leaving her for Iraq. On Tuesday, March 17, Frankie answer Randi’s question after getting some advice from Brot. Tad has a full house when Opal and Pete move in. Annie tells Aidan that it’s Emma’s birthday but Ryan later informs the unsettled detective that it’s actually Annie’s birthday. Annie becomes frozen in fear when, with Tori’s assistance, she has a memory of a childhood birthday. Jack accuses Erica of wanting Ryan’s shares of Fusion.

    The Inside Story: Middle Man
    On Monday, Match 16, thinking of his dilemma with Reese, Zach asks an uncomfortable Aidan about how he and Kendall came to the decision that it would be okay to sleep together. Kendall takes off after seeing Zach and Reese together. Later, believing she’s talking to Zach, Reese expresses regret to Aidan for having pushed him away earlier. An exasperated Zach tells Kendall that he didn’t sleep with Reese but lets her know that he wanted to. Kendall insists on going with Ryan to Connecticut after they learn Greenlee’s body may have been found. Pete informs Aidan of the latest developments. Ryan and Kendall can’t bring themselves to look at the body in the morgue after finding Greenlee’s engagement ring in the dead woman’s belongings. Once alone, Aidan looks at the body. Ryan and Kendall find comfort in each other’s arms. Aidan spies Ryan and Kendall in bed together but keeps quiet about the tryst when he later reports in to Zach. Zach remains at Reese’s side as she prepares to undergo surgery. Kendall tells Ryan that she thinks they need each other. Kendall later finds Zach at home with the boys. After viewing the DVD that Greenlee left for him to watch in the event of her death on Thursday, March 19, Ryan heads out to apologize to Kendall for his earlier outburst. Zach re-enters the living room just as Ryan pulls Kendall into a kiss. His suspicions confirmed, Zach tells Kendall that Ryan just slept with her to get even with him and storms off. Facing off with her mother, father, and former fiancé in an odd dream finally brings Reese clarity on her sexual orientation and who she wants a life with, Bianca. Although happy Reese has regained her eyesight, Zach reels over all he’s lost.

    A Closer Look: Obsession
    Amanda begs Jake to help her with her plan to go away before her due date in order to find a loving family to adopt her baby…and then tell David the child died. Fearful she’ll lose David, Krystal comes up with a more straight-forward plan to keep David away from Amanda’s baby, she asks her husband to have legal papers drawn up stating he’ll never stake claim to Amanda’s child. David remains obsessed with getting Little Adam. Krystal gets a chilly reception when she informs Tad and Amanda of David’s promise. David secures a search warrant for Adam’s mansion and is more determined than ever to bring his grandson back home. Krystal is unsettled by David’s vehemence to get his hands on Little Adam. JR makes a fool of David on Wednesday, March 18, but soon pays the consequences. Angie reveals to Krystal that a hospitalized JR was poisoned by David. Krystal confronts an unapologetic David. David orders Jesse to force Erica to tell him where Adam and Little Adam are on Friday, March 20. Colby plays into David’s hands.

    All My Children News and Headlines:

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 23, 2009

    • Monday: Reese urges Zach to fight for Kendall. Erica tells Kendall she only has herself to blame for her marriage falling apart. David resorts to blackmail to get what he wants.
    • Tuesday: Zach tells Kendall their problems are beyond fixing. Ryan and Kendall are drawn together in their grief. Erica gives JR news about Adam.
    • Wednesday: Erica hopes Zach will fight to save his marriage. Krystal tells David to do whatever it takes to get Little Adam. Opal has an eerie felling about Greenlee.
    • Thursday: Zach squares off with Ryan. Erica pulls a fast one on David. Zach tells Aidan their deal is off.
    • Friday: David’s temper flares at the custody hearing for Little A. Kendall chooses between Ryan and Zach. Reese is determined to win Bianca back.

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




    OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 16 Edition

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009 5:00 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Altered lives.

    THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

    Cristain pays a visit to Evangeline on Tuesday, March 17. Eavesdropping, Layla’s anger boils while watching Cristian open up his heart to her comatose sister. Unable to take it any longer, she confronts Cristian, saying he is just like every other man in the world. Cristian, however beats Layla at her own game and accuses her of destroying her own relationships. On Monday, March 16, Stacy watches and listens as Roxy pays another visit to the long-term care facility to talk to Rex’s unresponsive father. Meanwhile, Natalie and Jared race to gather solid evidence to support their claim about baby Chloe. Brody and Jessica feel the heat between them, but agree to postpone a relationship for the time being and to focus on their friendship. Starr informs Schuyler that his late mother isn’t to blame for her baby’s death. Later, Schuyler allows Starr to believe that he and Stacy are rekindling their relationship. By Thursday, March 19, Jared and Natalie are on the verge of getting the proof they need, and realize that the impacts the truth will have on those involved. Markko continues to hide news of Lola’s flirting with him from Langston. And on Friday, March 20, Cristian and Layla argue after being locked in the diner’s freezer together.

    The Inside Story: A Guilty Conscience
    Bo and Nora deliver devastating news to Matthew. At the same time, Rex and Gigi share equally grim news with Shane. Roxy swipes a DNA sample from Rex’s father, hoping he will prove a match for Shane. On Tuesday, March 17, Nora lashes out at Cole, threatening to punish him to the full extent of the law. Cole, meanwhile, gives Marty the third degree, and wishes he could trade places with Matthew. Visiting Cole’s hospital room on Wednesday, March 18, Matthew absolves Cole of any guilt in the accident, claiming that he too could have made better choices. Marty finally accepts responsibility when confronted by Nora, who admits that she too is partly to blame for what has happened. Following the outburst, Marty and Nora comfort one another, and share their grief over their children. On Wednesday, March 18, Cole is arrested and taken to jail. Bo and Rex support one another. Brody’s support is appreciated by Gigi. Shane struggles to accept the fact that he has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. On Thursday, March 19, Shane meets another young male cancer patient at the hospital, and realizes that he will soon lose his hair. Roxy tells Shane that he should go ahead and shave his head now. But when Shane is worried that he will no longer look like his dad, Rex decides to shave his head as well. Meanwhile, a distraught Roxy discovers that the DNA sample she took from Rex’s father is a match for Shane. Stacy, once again spying on Roxy, comes up with a plan after overhearing the news. By Friday, March 20, Roxy is a bundle of nerves when confronted by Stacy. Later, Stacy listens as Gigi pleads with God to help her son.

    A Closer Look: Tough Choices
    Viki extends her support to a solemn Dorian, who has been keeping vigil outside Blair’s room on Tuesday, March 17. Addie arrives with Jack and Sam in tow, claiming that Jack wanted to visit his mother. However, soon thereafter Jack demands to see his father as well. Téa

    announces that she is through being Todd’s babysitter and comes close to admitting her feelings for him on Tuesday, March 17. Viki and Jack arrive at Todd’s jail cell for a visit. Téa confesses to John that she didn’t murder Lee, and is confident that Todd didn’t’ as well. When asked about her personal feelings for Todd, Téa dances around John’s questions. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, March 18, Jack urges Todd to step up to the plate and be the father he Starr and Sam deserve. Soon afterward, Todd informs his new attorney that he is ready to fight for his children. On Thursday, March 19, John makes a startling connection between Marty and the murderer. Todd is determined to regain custody of his kids. And Marty seeks help with Cole from an unlikely source.

    One Life to Live News and Headlines

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 23, 2009

    • Monday: Stacy plots to break up Rex and Gigi. John is concerned for Marty’s safety. Dorian wages war against Todd.
    • Tuesday: Téa

    shares her feelings about Todd with Viki. Gigi can hardly fathom the depths of Stacy’s cruelty. Natalie and Jared receive confirmation.

    • Wednesday: Natalie is concerned that Jessica can’t handle the truth. Blair has an ally in Téa. Matthew brings Bo and Nora closer together, as someone else drifts further apart.
    • Thursday: Gigi feels she has the upper hand. Nora makes a difficult decision regarding Cole. Rex is the recipient of heartbreaking news.
    • Friday: Gigi is forced to do Stacy’s bidding. Téa displays her legal skills in court. Jared and Natalie contemplate telling Jessica the truth.

    “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


    Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 16 Edition




    Monday, March 9, 2009 1:22 AM ET | By Venus Stone


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Having to prove herself…

    THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

    Cane and Billy get into it with one another again. Sharon’s questionable actions pull not only Nick in but also puts Jack in a ‘hot’ situation when he comes over to visit her. Kevin’s troubles continue to pile up on him when he becomes the number one suspect in the motel bombing on Wednesday, March 11. Adam learns that his eyesight if failing him which prompts Heather to go to Victor with the news and on Thursday, March 12, estranged father and son come face-to-face.

    The Inside Story: Who Are You?
    After the explosion at the hotel where Katherine and Esther were both held captive, Katherine is knocked unconcious. When she comes to, she has no memory of what has happened to her. What’s even worse is that she tells Esther and Amber that she can’t remember anything in her life from the past few months. Amber and Esther sit down with her and informs her about the car accident that she was in with Marge, pointing out that even though it was Marge that died in the accident, everyone believes that it was her that died in the crash. They also give her more disturbing news that others, especially Jill, believe that she con artist Marge, which upsets an already frazzled Katherine. Later that day, Billy comes to visit her and is thrown when she recognizes him right away. The two begin to talk and Billy is convinced that she is truly Katherine Chancellor. Billy tells Jill and Jack that he believes who Katherine says she is but Jill still insists that she is not her mother but a simple con woman. When Esther and Amber go back to the hosptial to see Kay she lets them know that she’s not sure that she should go back to her home because it would only make things worse between her and Jill. While there, they are informed that the dental records are missing which prevents Katherine from being released without proof of who she is. In an effort to get out of the hospital, she tells the doctor, in front of Jill and Billy that she is Marge. Jill instantly gloats that she was right and shares that fact with Nikki. The two women begin talking when a package arrives; the emerald ring that Katherine willed to Nikki. Meanwhile Katherine approaches Nikki and instantly remembers the emerald ring belonging to her. Nikki is hesitant in talking to her but Katherine works hard in getting Nikki to believe in her: or does she?

    A Closer Look: Marital Ultimatums

    Karen, tired of Tyra and Neil’s closeness and the fact that she witnessed the two in a kiss, decides to put her foot down. Approaching Neil, Karen tells him that if he loves her and he wants their marriage to work he needs to fire Tyra from Indigo. Neil, not understanding why Karen is making such a demand, gets into an argument with her over the matter. Wanting to set things straight Karent corners Tyra and tells her she wants her to keep her hands off her husband and that she knows all about the kiss between the two of them. Later that night, Neil tells Karen that he will fire Tyra effective immediately.

    What To Watch

    • Michael and Daniel try to locate Kevin
    • Phyllis purposely gets under Sharon’s skin
    • Billy and Chloe grow closer

    The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

    • Ajay Mehta will come to Genoa City on Wednesday, March 11 as an opthamologist to check on Adam’s vision
    • Ely Pouget, who will potray Dr. Braun, a psychologist who checks up on Katherine on Wednesday, March 11
    • Erica Zodtner will appear as nosey reporter Kelli Cash, Wednesday, March 11
    • As previously mentioned on SON, Tom Casiello has joined the writing team of Y&R. His first scenes begin airing April 20 and April 28, May 12 and May 19.
    • Clementine Ford will be soon joining the cast as Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Browning beginning April 1
    • Don Diamont, who recently departed from the show as Brad Carlton will be moving to Y&R’s sister show, ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’. He will portray Bill Spencer Jr who will immediately get involved with the Logan, Forrester, and Marone families. Diamont begins taping his scenes Monday, March 16 and will air on the show May 12.
    • Fans can ‘get restless’ by participating in the Get Restless in Jamaica Sweepstakes. A fan could win their chance of a lifetime to have a 4 day/3 night vacation. Those interested can visit Get Restless in Jamaica
    • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “Y&R” during the week of March 2 – 7, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 16, 2009

    • Devon has some choice words for Neil.
    • Lily, Cane, Chloe and Billy have another blow up.
    • Kevin continues to spiral.

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      Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of March 9 Edition




    Monday, March 9, 2009 12:54 AM ET | By Venus Stone


    alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Back together again…for now

    THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

    Parker, fed up with Jack running his life, decides to leave Oakdale with Liberty in tow. Carly gives Craig a lecture on his behavior toward Lucy. Brian’s return to Oakdale does not sit well with Lily.

    The Inside Story: Trying Again


    Casey finds Matt and apologizes for doubting his innocence. Matt accepts but tells Casey that Alison and he don’t deserve to be together. When Matt finds Alison he asks if she would like to go away with him and she willing accepts. As she is getting everything ready for her time with Matt, she hears Emily talking to Jade about giving her the cash for sleeping with Casey. Alison not only confronts Emily for her betrayal but she goes to Casey’s to let him know. She finds Jade there and slaps her.Casey immediately tells Jade she needs to leave but when she becomes insistent, he lets her know that their time together was nothing more than a one time thing and that all he sees her as is a friend. When she leaves Alison tells him everything about Emily’s scheme to get Jade to break them up. After doing some serious talking about their relationship, Casey and Alison agree to try again. A disgusted Casey goes to Emily and tells her that if she cares for Alison at all she will put asside her hatred and give her sister her blessing for them to be together. Emily at first balks but then agrees. Meanwhile Alison calls Matt and tells him that she can’t be with him.

    A Closer Look: Putting on the Breaks
    Brad and Katie receive a call from Vienna letting them know that it is now time for the artificial insemination. Brad and Katie meet up with Henry and Vienna at the hospital, but while everyone else is getting excited over the procedure, Henry starts to worry and have second thoughts. Although Katie admits she didn’t want to go through such measures to have a baby, Brad reassures her that everything will work out for the best. Henry, who is still hesitant,’accidentally’ knocks the syringe from the doctor’s hand. As the procedure has happened Vienna tells Brad and Katie she would like to be the one to name the baby as long as she is carrying it. While everyone is sharing their happiness of Brad and Katie possibly becoming parents, Henry on the other hand, is very reluctant about the whole thing.

    What To Watch

    • Parker overhears some information that could help him get what he wants
    • Luke and Noah face some harsh objections
    • Lucy has a secretive phone conversation

    As the World Turns News and Headlines

    • Nicholas Galbraith and Melinda Sullivan will come on the show as Zac and Zoe Finn on April 1 to help Luke with the foundation; but could they actually stir up some trouble?
    • Mo Kanekoa portrays Cesar, a man that has some business with Lucy on Monday, March 16
    • Laurence Lau returns as Brian Wheatley. who has some unfinished business with Lucinda
    • Allen McCullough stirs up trouble for Luke and Noah Monday, March 16 as Mr. Reese who is a landlord of an apartment that the two want to reside in
    • Patrick McNulty plays Mr. Shink, a lawyer that give Parker a helping hand on Wednesday, March 11
    • Word is that Cady McClain will be returning back to Oakdale as Rosanna Cabot. Cabot’s airdate has been slated for May 20
    • ‘As the World Turns’ fans have an opportunity to bring out their charitable side in them by joining Kelley Menighan Hensley, Jon Hensley, Michael Park and Martha Byrne at the Inaugural Angels for Hope Gala Friday. May 29. The event begins from 7 PM to 11 PM at the Estate at Florentine Gardens, located at 97 Rivervale Road in River Vale, NJ. Angels of Hope is the first major fundraiser event that is held on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Bergen County. Those in attendence will have the opportunity to enjoy a night of fine dining, cocktails, music and dancing along with a silent auction. Tickets are $200.00 each with limited seating. Please visit Angels for Hope or call (212) 239-3239 to reserve.
    • ‘As the World Turns’ fans will want to take advantage of seeing some of their favorite stars when they host the ATWT Annual Fan Club Luncheon 2009 on April 18 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM at the Marriot Marquis located at 1535 Broadway, New York, NY. Those interested are required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable deposit per person in order to reserve seating. Those who are current fan club members pay $125 and non-fan club members pay $135 For more information regarding the event, please visit ATWT Fan Club
    • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of March 2 – 7, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 16, 2009

    • Luke gets into a car accident.
    • Vienna makes Henry promise to keep something quiet.
    • Paul sets sights to get what he wants.

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