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‘One Life’ Summer Casting Notes

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 10:13 PM EDT
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 Bo (Robert S. Woods), little brother Matthew (Eddie Alderson), former stepmother Nora (Hillary B. Smith), best friend Viki (Erika Slezak), and estranged wife Dorian (Robin Strasser), each in their respective storylines.  Hmmm...wonder if that means he will also interact with uncle Clint (Jerry VerDorn), step-grandmother Renee (Patricia Elliott), and trusted family...

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 9:51 PM EDT
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 Jared explain what's going on to a confused Phil and Cindy, who are bolstered by the fact they really do have a grandchild when Natalie tells them about Bree.Starr tries to tell Langston how she feels about the baby. Meanwhile, Cole admits to Markko he wants to keep the baby...
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 fifteen year run last month.   The medical sudser will be sandwhiched between "All My Children," which will remain in it's current spot at 1:00 pm, and "General Hospital,"  which will move from CTV to 'A' and air at 3:00 pm.   CTV, meanwhile, will become a one soap network, with only "The Bold and the...

AMC Recap: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 5:02 PM EDT
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 his confession was false but maintains his ex-wife's innocence. Zach is released from prison. Ryan suggests that Zach marry Kendall so that he doesn't have to testify against her.Pete and Colby commiserate over their parents dysfunctional relationships.Having learned Liza slept with Zach, Erica becomes even more convinced that the lawyer is Stuart's real killer. Colby...

GH Recap: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 5:01 PM EDT
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 Michael reveals he's starting to remember snippets of her hospital visits to him.Lucky can't let go of his anger towards Luke. Holly defends Luke to an unforgiving Lucky. After a talk with Lulu, Ethan sees Holly in a different light and embraces her. Holly and Luke share a bittersweet goodbye.On...

Texas Woman Takes Cue from Soap

Monday, June 1, 2009 11:33 PM EDT
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 her around the same time that she had convienced a child with husband Clint Buchanan.  For the next eight months, Viki unknowingly carried fraternal twin girls. When she went into labor, a sedated Viki still did not realize that she was carrying twins.  Her physican, Dr. Balsom (wife of Roxy, supposed father of...

March ‘Comes Out’ for ‘World Turns’

Monday, June 1, 2009 10:50 PM EDT
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 be gay, the show assures fans that the new character will not come between Noah and boyfriend Luke Synder (Van Hansis).  March recently told TV Guide Canada that "I am interested in characters who will demand I look at the world through someone else’s eyes and fight for their point of...

My View of Llanview: May 30 Edition

Monday, June 1, 2009 8:40 PM EDT
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 little voice in the back of your head says otherwise.  Much the same way that someone telling you not to do something, makes you want to do the forbidden thing even more.  Curiosity is a dangerous thing.  Then again, so using the words common sense and Llanview in the same...

OLTL Recap: Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009 5:54 PM EDT
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 Todd that she's stopped hating him.  Starr, Blair, Todd, Cole, and Marcie have conflcted feelings about what's going to happen once Hope comes home.  John gives Marty a shoulder to lean on when she wishes she knew how to help Cole.  Rex jumps to the wrong conclusion when he sees...

AMC Recap: Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009 5:02 PM EDT
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 adoption websites.Colby is stunned when she overhears Jake and Liza talking and learns that Jake, not Adam, was supposed to have been her father. Colby confronts Adam. Liza pales when she arrives to hear that Colby knows the truth. Adam and Liza explain a bit of their complicated history to...