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My View of Llanview: January 30 Edition

Saturday, January 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT
Photo: Errol Lewis/SONSaturday, January 30, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- One year later and still in the dark. Two former cast members are still missed, and an anniversary of an event most would rather forget. I cannot believe it has already been a year since the devastating ice storm that hit much of central Kentucky. I can still vividly remember going nearly a week without electricity or watching "One Life to Live." I also recall all the news/previews/columns I had to catch up on when I was able to finally return to SON afterwards. There were several news stories that came and went while I was literally and figuratively in the dark. Most were minor, however two continue to leave ripples throughout the canvas one year later. Of course I am referring to the untimely deaths of long-time "One Life" veteran cast members Phil Carey and Clint...

ABC/SOAPnet Salute ‘Broadway Cares’ 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010 9:30 PM EDT
Friday, January 29, 2010 9:30 PM ET | By Errol LewisPhoto: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Sunday, March 21, ABC Daytime and SOAPnet present the "6th Annual ABC Daytime & SOAPnet Saulte Broadway Cares" charity event from Broadway's historic Town Hall in New York City. The event will once again be hosted by "All My Children's" Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) with appearances by today's biggest and brightest stars from across the ABC Daytime lineup singing, dancing and providing pure entertainment for attendees. Scheduled to appear are: ALL MY CHILDREN* Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe), Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Lavery), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Martin), Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake Martin), Adam Mayfield (Scott Chandler), Cornelius Smith Jr. (Frankie Hubbard) and Susan Lucci (Erica Kane). GENERAL HOSPITAL* Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli), Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara), Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer) and Nathan Parsons (Ethan Lovett). ONE LIFE TO LIVE* Scott Evans (Oliver Fish), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer),...

OLTL Recap: Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010 6:00 PM EDT
Friday, January 29, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Friday, January 29, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY "Kill the Messenger"... John and Brody embark on their risky mission to break John out of jail but it appears as though their plan may have taken an unexpected turn. Mitch has no reservations about resorting to heinous measures to get what he wants from Jessica. Dorian tells Charlie they’re going to use Stacy to get to Mitch. Danielle continues to refuse to have anything to do with Todd. Téa goes to see Danielle and tells her she’s made arrangements to enroll her at Llanview High. Stacy fakes going into labor after making some headway with Rex when she wonders if there’s any chance there could ever be anything more between them. On the Next One Life to Live...Brody helps John bust out of jail. Schuyler has second thoughts...

AMC Recap: Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010 6:00 PM EDT
Friday, January 29, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Friday, January 29, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Damon swears to Colby that he isn’t responsible for the latest break-in attempt at the mansion and claims he was knocked out from behind when he tried to chase the guy who really did set off the alarm. Erica’s uncharacteristically flustered when the reporters bombard her with questions about her and Ryan. Ryan tries to ease Erica’s fears about them going public with their relationship. Greenlee sets out on a mission to track down Ryan after not finding him at his penthouse. Jesse and Angie both realize their marriage has hit a rough patch. Liza confronts Adam after Colby tells her about the stipulations in his merit trust. Liza’s frustrated by Tad’s continued closeness to Krystal. On the Next All My Children...Greenlee gets and unexpected surprise when she finally finds...

GH Recap: Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010 6:00 PM EDT
Friday, January 29, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Friday, January 29, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Everyone gathers for Josslyn’s christening. Dominic makes a bold move when he realizes Sonny is planning on having him meet an untimely demise and their confrontation takes a tragic turn. Lucky admits to Jason he isn’t sure if he’ll be able to be a good father to Jake. Robin advises Nikolas to keep his distance from Elizabeth. On the Next General Hospital...Sonny's horrified by his actions. Jason receives a final message from Franco. Lucky struggles to cope in the wake of his break up with Elizabeth."General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

Slezak on the Mend Following Surgery

Friday, January 29, 2010 12:17 PM EDT
Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABCFriday, January 29, 2010 12:33 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The veteran "One Life to Live" actress, and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, is recovering following back surgery.  "We are pleased to share with you that Erika's surgery was successful and she is doing fine. On behalf of Erika, thank you all for your well wishes," wrote her fan club president on the actress' official website earlier this morning. SON first broke the news a few weeks ago that Slezak, who has portrayed Viki on "OLTL" since 1971, was taking some time off from the show to have the painful operation.  "Erika shared that she will be having back surgery at the end of January, and in Llanview, Viki will take a trip to London to cover Erika's absence. The surgery will correspond with the 'OLTL' studio move, and Erika hopes to return to the new studio within a month. We will keep you posted on her...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of February 1 Edition

Friday, January 29, 2010 8:00 AM EDT
Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABCFriday, January 29, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Pure as the driven snow. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE Happy to see each other again, Matthew and Danielle kiss on Tuesday, February 2. Elsewhere in Llanview, while looking for Markko, Langston bumps into Ford. Langston adamantly denies Ford's accusation that she was really looking for him. Even so, she accepts his offer of using his office to do her writing. And Kyle breaks the news to Roxy on Friday, February 5, that she is not going to be a grandmother again anytime soon. The Inside Story: Traffic Jam John and Brody execute their plan to bust the rogue cop out of jail on Monday, February 1. After busting out, John is surprised to find Natalie driving their getaway car. As the trio is fleeing the scene, Marty bumps into Lowell, who arrests her for aiding and...

AMC PreVUE: Week of February 1 Edition

Friday, January 29, 2010 8:00 AM EDT
Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABCFriday, January 29, 2009 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Hell hath no fury.... THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN Adam finds Damon in Colby's bed. Damon and Bailey don't see eye to eye. Liza is unsettled by Colby's interest in Damon. On Tuesday, February 2, Annie manages to convince Adam to allow her to work side by side with Scott, much to Scott's chagrin. Tad's easy rapport with Krystal continues to be a source of anxiety for Liza. JR tells a heartbroken Colby the truth about his condition on Thursday, February 4. The Inside Story: Like a Woman Scorned!Tad calls Jake after spotting David. Back at Wildwind, Greenlee hides when Tad and Jake suddenly appear at David's door demanding to know why he's back. On Tuesday, February 2, the brothers confront David's pilot for answers after deducing that David didn't return home alone. Jake manages to intercept the package the...

GH PreVUE: Week of February 1 Edition

Friday, January 29, 2010 8:00 AM EDT
Photo: Ron Tom/ABCFriday, January 29, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The (not so) prodigal son. THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL Carly find a "gift" for Jason from Franco among Josslyn's christening presents. Robin learns that Patrick has been keeping her in the dark. Michael unburdens himself to Morgan, Kristina and Molly. Jax admits his culpability to Carly on Thursday, February 4. Kiefer and Kristina's relationship continues in its unsettling spiral. On Friday, February 5, Nikolas is forced to take action after Elizabeth has another meltdown at the hospital. Nikolas appeals to Lucky. The Inside Story: The First Cut Is The DeepestOn Monday, February 1, OIivia tells a horrified Sonny that he shot his own son. Sonny and Olivia struggle to keep Dante alive as they wait for the paramedics to arrive. Lulu's fears are validated when she arrives at Sonny's apartment and sees jarring evidence of Dante's fate....