Monthly Archives: June 2009

‘One Life’ Summer Casting Notes

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:35 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As we prepare to head into the lazy days of summer, here are a few casting tidbits for "One Life to Live." Is Tuc Watkins headed back to Llanview for another of his signature brief stints as David Vickers Buchanan on the ABC soap?  While not yet confirmed by either the soap or the network, several media outlets are reporting that the popular daytime actor will show up in Llanview at some point this summer and will interact with several familiar Llanview residents.  Among them are paw...

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 10:58 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Tuesday, June 2, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY..."Mother Knows Bess"Bess feels the walls closing in on her when a fleet of cops, along with Bo, Viki and Clint arrive at the Brennan's. After fleeing up the stairs and locking herself in a bedroom with Hope, Bess is confronted by Tess. Wanting to try and protect a fragile Jessica as much as possible, Viki formulates a radical plan in the hopes she'll be able to get through to Bess. Natalie and...

Breaking News: Canadian Network CTV Cancels ‘OLTL’

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 10:35 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- This fall, as American soap fans continue to get their daily dose of Llanview happenings, our neighbors to the north won't be so lucky, as Canada's CTVglobemedia network announces plans to stop airing "One Life to Live."  The formal announcement came earlier this afternoon by CTVglobemedia as the network unveiled its upcoming daytime fall schedules for its CTV and 'A ' channels.  Taking the place of "One Life to Live" on the 'A' Network at 2:00 pm will be reruns of the popular American primetime hospital drama "ER," which wrapped up its...

AMC Recap: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 6:02 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap -Tuesday, June 2, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY...Marissa tells Scott she knows who Stuart's killer is: her father, David.Marissa calls Krystal for help when she finds David drunk and out of control. A drunken David begs Krystal to come back to him. The doctor roughly grabs Krystal when she insists they're through and violently tries to push her wedding ring back on her finger. Scott punches David in the face when he arrives on the scene.Zach tells D.A. Henry North that...

GH Recap: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 6:01 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Tuesday, June 2, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY...Michael changes his mind about going to live with Sonny after Morgan asks him to come back home with him, Carly and Jax.Jason doesn't play the incriminating recording of Claudia for Sonny although he does make it clear he thinks Claudia is capable of anything, including being involved in Michael's shooting. Johnny warns Claudia that Jason has a tape recorded conversation of her ordering the hit on Jerry. Claudia grows uneasy when a drowsy...

Texas Woman Takes Cue from Soap

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 1:35 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A Texas mother's real life baby drama shares eerie similarities with a recent storyline on "One Life to Live." In 2002, "One Life to Live" revealed a shocking plot twist -- that Natalie Balsom and Jessica Buchanan were Viki Davidson's twin daughters separated at birth.  To make the storyline even more convoluted, DNA confirmed that both girls had been fathered by different men, and that Viki could only recall giving birth to Jessica.  To explain this bizarre turn of events, "OLTL" revealed that Viki's sworn enemy (cult leader) Mitch Laurence, had drugged and raped...

March ‘Comes Out’ for ‘World Turns’

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 12:27 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Former ABC soap star Forbes March joins the cast of "As the World Turns" in an unexpected new role. Best known for the roles of Scott Chandler on "All My Children" and Nash Brennan on sister soap "One Life to Live," the seasoned 36-year-old British-Canadian March is no stranger to soap fans.  Nonetheless, viewers were shocked by the announcement that the actor was taking up residency in Oakdale as Mason, the homosexual college advisor to Noah Mayer (Jake Silbermann).  Despite the fact the Mason will be revealed to...

My View of Llanview: May 30 Edition

Monday, June 1, 2009 11:44 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- One step forward, two steps back. In the weeks since my last column, where I accused "One Life to Live" of no longer even attempting to produce a good daytime drama, the soap has begun to show signs of life.  However, it remains a long way away from a full and complete recovery.  "OLTL" has become like a horrible car accident in the past few months.  No matter how bad it gets, you just can't seem to avoid sneaking a peak.  You know you shouldn't look, but the...

OLTL Recap: Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009 7:06 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Monday, June 1, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY..."Hit Me With Your Best Shot"Brody urges Jessica to fight Bess.  Brody has his work cut out for him when Bess manages to get Phil and Cindy on her side.  Thinking Brody is a danger to "Jessica" and the baby, Cindy clobbers him over the head.  Seeing Brody in distress causes Jessica to emerge but Bess soon regains control.  Bess finds the police closing in as she attempts to flee with Hope.Starr tells...

AMC Recap: Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday, May 1, 2009 6:02 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Monday, June 1, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY...Krystal shows up at Tad's after walking out on David. Tad proves to be a good friend when he welcomes Krystal home and invites her to stay at the house for a while. David, hurting from Krystal leaving him, tries to explain his behavior to Amanda.Liza wants Jake to promise that he won't try to take Amanda's baby back once he gives it to her. Jake comes up with a plan while surfing...

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