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OLTL Teasers: Week of March 15 Edition

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Monday, March 15, 2010 at 3:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of March 15, 2010.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

  • Monday: “Whose Child Is This?” — John and Marty have a confrontation about her pregnancy.  Marty claims she is ready to be a single mother again, but John says he is prepared to be a father.  Allison has shocking news for Mitch regarding Schuyler and Sierra Rose.  Greg tells Fish that he doesn’t think Schuyler is fit to be a dad. Roxy admits to Gigi that she knows how it feels to have a baby taken from you.  Natalie can’t believe her father married Kim.  
  • Tuesday: “Teacher’s Sweat” – Todd informs Jessica that Cristian and Blair once had a fling.  Jessica takes Todd’s advice and decides to fight for her man.  Dorian fails to persuade Kelly to remain in Llanview.  Ford continues to give Hannah the brush-off.  Langston hooks up with Ford.  Danielle causes more problems at school. 
  • Wednesday: “…And Baby Makes Three” – John thinks of Natalie.  Todd’s actions enrage Kelly.  Markko finds Langston’s missing button in Ford’s office.  Bo congratulates John on his impending fatherhood.  Marty makes sure Natalie knows how happy John is about the baby.  Cole wonders is Hannah’s actions were intentional. 
  • Thursday: “How Are Things in Glocca Llanview?” – Kelly makes a decision about Todd’s proposal; Todd enjoys watching Blair and Kelly’s catfight. History nearly repeats itself with Jessica and Cristian.  Cole agrees to keep Hannah’s secret.  Starr is angry with Langston.   Roxy celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with beer at the salon.  Natalie and John have a little private time.
  • Friday: “Allison Wonderland”– Sierra Rose is in more danger.  Allison disposes of a social worker and takes her place at Schuyler’s doorstep.  Kelly is shocked that Todd is holding her to her contract.  Jessica helps Blair come to a revelation about what she wants. Cristian chooses to be with Layla, much to Jessica’s dismay.  Kelly assures Todd she is no pushover.   

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




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Monday, March 15, 2010 at 2:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of March 15, 2010.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick Peeks

  • Monday: (Episode #10642) — John asks Marty about her pregnancy; Allison makes a suprising revelation. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10643) — Jessica won’t give up Cristian without a fight; Todd visits his niece. (Rated: TV14 S)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10644) — John thinks of Natalie; Jessica doesn’t like what she sees. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10645) — Kelly makes a decision regarding Todd’s job offer; Roxy celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday: (Episode #10646) — Sierra Rose in is trouble again; Allison turns up on Schuyler’s doorstep. (Rated: TVPG)

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




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Monday, March 15, 2010 at 2:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Quick Peeks for the Week of March 15, 2010.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Quick Peeks

  • Monday: (Episode #12014)– A violent Kiefer sends Kristina to the hospital. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #12015) — Sonny sets out to kill Ethan. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #12016) — Jason questions Kristina about the night of the attack. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Thursday: (Episode #12017) — Sonny wants to tell Dante the truth about Michael. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Friday: (Episode #12018) — Ethan confronts Kristina. (Rated: TVPG L, V)

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.




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Monday, March 15, 2010 at 1:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Quick Peeks for the Week of March 15, 2010.

ALL MY CHILDREN: Quick Peeks

  • Monday: (Episode #10331) — David has a proposition for Adam. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10332) — Tad turns to Krystal instead of Liza. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10333) — Ryan comes to Madison’s rescue. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10334) — Annie assumes Brooke and Adam are having an affair. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday: (Episode #10335) — David tells Adam what Annie’s really about. (Rated: TVPG)

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




My View of Llanview: March 15 Edition

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Monday, March 15 2010 12:07 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Cast firings, on-set injuries, actress meltdowns, and legal issues have made for a busy start to the month of March in Llanview.

It may seem difficult to believe now, but exactly one week ago I stared at my computer screen trying to come up with a topic for this edition of my “One Life to Live” column. I debated doing yet another rant on how much the show sucks right now, or about the continued lack of continuity, or even how the soap is making a mockery of its own history (yet again). Needless to say, I choice to wait a few days to see if I could come up with a better idea. Then it happened.

The proverbial poo has hit the fan. Not once, not twice, but several times over. This left we with a similar, yet different problem. I still wasn’t sure exactly what topic to focus on, however, this time it was because there were too many things I could write about. So, instead of focusing on only one or two, I thought I would try to touch on as many as possible. So indulge me and my ramblings for a moment, if you will.

This past week proved to be a busy one for the Llanview revolving door. Several cast members were either given their pink slips or demoted. Those on the chopping block included Scott Clifton (Schuyler) and Brett Claywell (Kyle). In addition, a recurring cast member, Scott Evans (Fish), learned his character will be phased out as well. Also, Austin Williams (Shane) and Tika Sumpter (Layla) were bumped to recurring status (the latter reportedly due to her own choosing). And rumors ran rampant that nearly all the Evans family might soon be wiped out with a stroke of the writers’ pen.

While some have referred to this as a bloodbath, I choose to look at it more like “One Life to Live” doing a little spring cleaning. True, at least one of those who will soon be saying farewell to Llanview (Scott Clifton) has been involved recently in a front burner storyline. However, most of the cast demoted/fired this week have largely been backburnered for some time, and can be only be considered as supporting players, at best. With the exception of Tika Sumpter (who joined the show in 2005), all of those mentioned in the preceding paragraph have been with the show for no more than three years. So it’s not as if “OLTL” has been firing veteran cast members left and right. Had that happened, then I think this cast purging could legitimately have been called a ‘bloodbath.’

Furthermore, aside from Clifton, none of those listed appeared in more than 30% of the 250 new episodes that aired in 2009. And, if you think solely in terms of airtime, it makes sense to get rid of some of the dead weight among the show’s already bloated cast. Specifically, demoting Austin Williams from contract to recurring status is logical, considering his age and his character having very little importance when it comes to advancing storylines. Let’s face it, no matter how could of an actor you are, no one needs to be on contract with a soap opera when they are thirteen-years-old. And I happen to like the little guy, but I have to agree with “One Life’s” decision on this one. As for Tika Sumpter, she’s practically been recurring for the past few years anyway, so this news, too, should not come as that big of a shock. Same with the infrequently used Evans clan. With regards to Scott Clifton I think the writing has been on the wall for his character for a while now. Schuyler seems to have no viable options left for a love interest, since Stacy is dead, Kim and Rachel will both soon be leaving town, and Gigi is hooking back up with Rex. That leaves him the odd man out.

This brings me to Brett Claywell and Scott Evans. Again, on paper, writing out the characters of Kyle Lewis and Oliver Fish makes sense, when speaking strictly in terms of airtime and ties to the canvas (outside of baby Sierra Rose). But of course we can’t always go by how things look on paper. It’s one thing to say that all of those fired/demoted last week were just simply dead weight. However it’s a whole another issue considering that nearly all of them represented a minority (black/gay) in Llanview. That shifts the focus entirely to speculation as to why all of show’s minority characters were reduced to “supporting characters” and “wallpaper” to begin with.

Moving along, none of these cast changes have resulted in quite the backlash as the firing of Claywell and Evans have had. Known as ‘Kish’ they make-up Llanview only same-sex couple. As one “OLTL” fan, ‘J’ tells me “The only reason I started watching ‘OLTL’ was Kish and after both Oliver and Kyle’s (Brett and Scott) storyline is over, I will not be watching ‘OLTL’ anymore. It’s nice to know that the Mitch character, a religious nut job who electro shocks and wants to have a baby with is own daughter ‘resonates with the mainstream (‘OLTL’) audience’ more than a committed gay couple, is just startling to me. I could keep going down the line to other ‘resonates with the mainstream (‘OLTL’) audience’ like Todd the rapist (how many kids from different women does he have?) but I’ll save my time. Signed, a hocked off viewer.”

Those opinions are shared by many in the gay community. GLAAD issued a statement urging “OLTL” to reconsider, and ABC sent out a press release trying to do a little damage control. And to add further insult to injury, “One Life” won the GLAAD Media Award for Best Daily Drama in the same week they fired the actors who play the only two gay characters on the show, which has a gay man as both its Head Writer (Ron Carlivati) and Executive Producer (Frank Valentini). Talk about irony. And, while not gay myself or a huge fan of ‘Kish,’ I still feel that the soap made a very bad move by phasing the popular couple out. One that they will probably soon regret. We tend to forget that “One Life to Live” was born out of diversity. In 1968, Carla Gray passed herself off as as white woman. And when she kissed a black man viewers (who didn’t realize that she was, in fact, a light-skinned African-American), jammed the ABC phone lines with comments. One Texas TV station even dropped the show for a time. But where is that “OLTL” now? Nothing more than a distant memory I’m afraid. It appears now that the best we can hope for is a recurring police department secretary and a virtually dayplayer jack-of-all-trades doctor at Llanview Hospital. If anything, we have moved backward, instead of forward.

And, as if all that wasn’t depressing enough, who could forget Farah Fath’s (Gigi) online meltdown last week when she gave a virtual middle finger to “95% of the posters at TWOP [Television Without Pity] and SON.” Now, given the fact that mentioned Soap Opera Network specifically, I’m not going to say much about the issue (obviously, since I’m on staff at SON). But I will say this. Public figures (actors, politicians, teachers, doctors, etc…) have to learn how to properly take constructive criticism. It is the price you pay for putting yourself out there for everyone to see. I do the same thing with every article I write, realizing that some people hang on my every word, while others wait for me to make a misstep. That’s just part of the job. Fath just needs to accept that. Furthermore, it is one thing to critique her acting talents, but to personally attack her as an individual (or anyone for that matter) is totally uncalled for, and you will never see that happening in any of my columns. And, while I have never much cared for the character of Gigi, I have always been proud of the fact that Fath and I, along with Kassie DePaiva (Blair), can all call Kentucky home. And, despite how she may have attacked this past week, we are both still Kentuckians, and I am proud of what she has accomplished.

Lastly, Brandon Buddy (Cole) suffered a slight injury to his right hand last week while taping scenes with Trevor St. John (Todd). It should be quite interesting to see those scenes when they air. And Nathaniel Marston (ex-Michael) pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, following a 2007 incident involving several cab drivers and police officers in Manhattan. I can remember writing the initial article for SON the day after the altercation took place. I feel the same way about it now that I did back then. It was quite sad to see Marston blow the second chance ABC and “OLTL” given him when they re-hired him less than a year firing him back in 2003. Granted, ABC was forced to cave in the face of overwhelming fan opposition to the firing, but still it was just an all around messy situation. But I’m glad to see that at least he is getting help for his anger issues, and is trying to get his life back on track again.

What bugs you about “One Life to Live” these days? Be sure and drop me a line…I would love to hear from you, and I just might use your comments in an upcoming column.

Congrats to “Nancy” for correctly guessing the identity of last time’s mystery character. The conman was named Dante Medina and is daughter was, of course Gabrielle (whose native country was Argentina). Her ex-lover was Max Holden, and his new girlfriend was none other than Tina Roberts. And, later Max would pretend to be the son of Asa Buchanan, in order to try to gain control of the oil tycoon’s vast fortune.

In case you missed the clues, here they are: This conman father appeared on the canvas briefly nearly a generation ago, along with his daughter, who would eventually become romantically linked to a suave man that would a decade later pretend to be the son of someone else. When we first met them, the daughter’s old flame was visiting her native country with his new girlfriend. Eventually the woman’s crooked father, who was a drug lord, was murdered, and the girlfriend of his daughter’s former beau was presumed dead following a terrible fall.

Now it’s time to play another round of “Llanview, Who Am I?,” a new feature where you have to use the clues to figure out the identity of a mystery character from “OLTL’s” past, this time with a bit of a twist. See if you can figure it out. Good luck!!!

This real-life country music singer appeared on “One Life to Live” as himself several times in the early 1980s, where he took to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry with a certain young lady (who was involved with both a father and son), made her singing debut.

So who is this mystery music man from the past? I’ll have the answer in the March 30th edition of “My View of Llanview.” Extra credit will be given if you tell me the identities of the woman (and the actress in the role), along with the father/son she was once involved with. Until then make your best guesses and give me your feedback on the column. Also don’t forget to tell me what bugs you about the show these days. I love hearing from fellow “OLTL” fans. And don’t forget to check out my Twitter page for all the latest “OLTL” news and information at SON.

Now, before I wrap up this column, I’m going to look into my crystal ball and give you a quick sneak peek at a few things coming up a few weeks down the road. These are for the week of March 29th. One woman reveals a shocking secret. A second turns to another for help. Someone faces a medical emergency. A young man ventures down a dark path, while other’s world is rocked. A forgotten lover struggles to do the right thing. And a shot in fired on someone in Llanview, but who?

Well that’s concludes yet another edition of the column. My apologizes if this column seems to ramble on more than usual. It’s been a very long day, and I am exhausted. Plus a lot of college basketball action and losing an hour of sleep didn’t help me any either. Hope everyone out there remembered to “spring forward” today. Take care!

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

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



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Sunday, March 14, 2010 7:30 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” pays tribute to one of its most memorable characters.

The sad news of James Mitchell’s passing came out on the night of January 22. In the weeks that followed, “All My Children” and other sources have begun to leak details of the tribute they’re planning for the popular character Mitchell played on the soap from 1979 to 2010, Palmer Cortlandt.

Over the past several weeks, The Official Taylor Miller Facebook has confirmed that Miller and Gillian Spencer are both scheduled to return to tape episodes surrounding Palmer’s death later this month. Miller played Palmer’s daughter, Nina, off and on from 1979 to 1989. The actress has also appeared on NBC’s “Another World.” Spencer of course played one of Palmer’s favorite ex-wife’s and Nina’s mother, Daisy Murdoch, from 1979 to 1989. Spencer has appeared on several soaps including “The Edge of Night,” “The Secret Room,” “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns” and “One Life to Live” where she originated the role of Victoria Lord. The talented actress is also a soap writer, she has written for “AW,” “ATWT,” “AMC” and “Days of Our Lives.”

Storyline wise expect Palmer’s long-time nemesis, Adam Chandler (David Canary), to be deeply affected by the loss of his favorite enemy and sometimes friend. This will enable David Canary’s exit from the soap this April, as Adam re-evaluates his life and decides to make some changes.

Palmer’s memorial is scheduled to air, give or take, around the week of April 19th. Soap Opera Network will keep you updated as more information comes out.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “AMC” now also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.


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    Sunday, March 14, 2010 7:30 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” actors prove to have the golden touch at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards.

    Debbi Morgan, who plays Dr. Angela Hubbard on “All My Children,” and Cornelius Smith, Jr., who plays Morgan’s on-screen son Dr. Franklin Hubbard, scored victories at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards on the evening February 26.

    This was Morgan’s sixth NAACP Image Award Nomination since 1996 in categories that range from Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (“The Hurricane”) to Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (“Soul Food”). For the second consecutive year, the talented actress picked up the Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series Award for her work on “AMC.” Morgan was up against a slew of multiple-time NAACP Image Award nominees and winners which included Eva Marcille, Tatyana Ali and Tonya Lee Williams from CBS’s “The Young and the Restless,” and Daphnee Duplaix from ABC’s “One Life to Live.” Morgan tells Soap Opera Digest that being rewarded for the second year in the row by her community for playing a positive role model ”makes [her] so proud to still be playing the role of Angie.” 

    Smith, Jr. picked up a win in the Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Series category for his work on the ABC soap he joined in the fall of 2007. This was the young actors second nomination and first win. Smith’s competitors included Bryton McClure (who earned the award in 2009) and Cassius Willis from “Y&R,” Terrell Tilford from “OLTL,” and Texas Battle from CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful.” A thrilled, albeit nervous, Smith, Jr. reported to Digest that everything “went blank” when he heard his name announced as the winner.

    Soap Opera Network congratulates Morgan and Smith, Jr. for their wins. For a full list of Image Award winners, click on the following link: 2010 Winners!

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “AMC” now also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.


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      ‘One Life to Live’ Wins GLAAD Award

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      Sunday, March 14, 2010 3:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In an ironic twist, the ABC soap is named “Best Daily Drama” by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation organization the same week the show fired the actors who portray Llanview’s only on-screen same-sex couple. 

      On Wednesday news broke that Brett Claywell and Scott Evans were being let go by “One Life to Live” and that their characters Kyle Lewis and Oliver Fish (known affectionally as ‘Kish’), were being written off the canvas.  The decision resulted in a backlash that forced the soap to issue a statement thanking fans for supporting ‘Kish’ and saying that they ”understand the fans’ disappointment now that it [the storyline] has concluded.”

      Evans and Claywell accepted the award alongside “OLTL” Head Writer Ron Carlivati at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards Ceremony in New York City on Saturday night. The show beat out “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” and “Guiding Light” for the honor. 

      “The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives,” according to the organization’s website.  “The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.”

      Click here to see a picture of the group accepting the award.  Fans can also visit Brett Claywell’s and Scott Evans’ Twitter pages for commentary by both actors as they prepared to the awards show. 

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



      Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

      Friday, March 12, 2010 10:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Two days after firing their only on-screen same-sex couple, the ABC soap responds to outraged fans of the popular duo.

      In a statement given to Soap Opera Network earlier this evening, a “One Life” spokesperson comments that “The groundbreaking Kyle/Fish relationship on ‘One Life to Live’ was embraced by fans both as a great story and a fair and honest reflection of the LGBT community. We’re glad their story resonated with the audience, and understand the fans’ disappointment now that it has concluded. The show has a history of bringing LGBT stories to the screen – earning two GLAAD awards in the process – as well as returning popular characters when they serve the ongoing story. These great characters remain in Llanview, and while there are no immediate plans to advance their story, the door is always open for their return.”

      On Wednesday,TV Guide’s Michael Logan broke the news that “One Life to Live” had decided to axe cast members Brett Claywell (Kyle Lewis) and Scott Evans (Oliver Fish), whose characters are affectionately referred to as ‘Kish’ by “One Life” fans.

      The decision has been met with backlash from angry fans and gay rights groups, including GLAAD (The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), which said in a press release Friday that “Last summer, ‘One Life to Live’ brought a ground-breaking relationship into the homes of millions with Kyle and Fish’s story, one that built acceptance and understanding of gay people. While we understand that the close of storylines is a frequent occurrence on daytime dramas, canceling this story just as it gains momentum is a step backward in ABC Daytime’s representation of the lives of gay Americans. When news reports broke yesterday, GLAAD spoke to ABC Daytime to voice concerns over the cancellation and advocate that the storyline continue. We remain disappointed that ABC Daytime has chosen to stop sharing this powerful story with viewers of ‘One Life to Live.’ GLAAD will continue to advocate that in the near future producers and writers at ABC Daytime incorporate gay and transgender characters in their programming.”

      Both Claywell and Evans are expected to last air sometime in mid-April.

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



      OLTL Recap: Friday, March 12, 2010

      Friday, March 12, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, March 12, 2010.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY “I Saw Your Picture Today”…

      Thinking Marty’s already told him she’s pregnant, Natalie congratulates John on his impending fatherhood. John’s flabbergasted to realize Marty probably really is pregnant.

      Rex appeals to Schuyler to return Sierra Rose to Gigi.

      Jessica’s unmoved when Brody gives her a box of mementos from their time together but turns around and does the same with Cristian hoping it will spark something in him.

      While visiting Mitch, Allison makes a cryptic comment about Sierra Rose.

      Viki tells Charlie she’s putting the divorce on hold because she’s taking Bree to London for a few weeks.

      Hannah breaks down in front of Cole over a guy who slept with her and then dumped her.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • John asks Marty about her pregnancy.
      • Gigi is curious about Roxy’s comment.
      • Mitch gets some good news.

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










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