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ABC Soaps Cross Over on the Web

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Monday, May 10, 2010 10:15 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ever wondered what would happen if Viki Banks chatted with Luke Spencer, or if Erica Kane met Sonny Corinthos?  Well wonder no more.  This summer, ABC Daytime is taking your favorite characters from Pine Valley, Llanview, and Port Charles, and having them interact with one another in a series of scripted online webisodes.

According to Adam Rockmore, Senior Vice President of Marketing for ABC Daytime and SOAPnet, “We are always looking for ways to drive deeper viewer engagement with our fans.  These webisodes are a fun way to answer a long-standing fan question about what would happen in a soap-mash-up.”

Scheduled to be taped next month, the series of 10 four minute online episodes will feature cast members from “All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and “General Hospital” crossing over into one another’s soap towns.  They are set to air in July on abc.com and soapnet.com (and in abbreviated form on ABC and SOAPnet), and will be directed by “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, the pairings for the webisodes are as follows:

“AMC’s” Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and “GH’s” Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard)

“GH‘s” Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and “OLTL‘s” Viki Banks (Erika Slezak)

“AMC‘s” Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison) and “GH‘s” Carly Jacks (Laura Wright)

“AMC‘s” Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig) and “GH‘s” Jason Morgan (Steve Burton)

“OLTL‘s” John McBain (Michael Easton) and “GH‘s” Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco)

“OLTL‘s” Todd Manning (Trevor St. John) and “GH‘s” Damian Spinelli (Bradford Anderson)

“AMC’s” Angie and Jesse Hubbard (Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams) and “OLTL’s” Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson)

“OLTL‘s” Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) and “AMC‘s” Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight)

“OLTL‘s” Tess (Bree Williamson) and “GH‘s” Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna)

“GH‘s” Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) and “OLTL‘s” Rex Balsom (John- Paul Lavoisier)

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

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