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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 27, 2010.


David agrees to give Greenlee some time apart from him. Greenlee feels like the walls are closing in on her when David threatens to expose her part in the Miranda case. Bianca shares the news of David and Greenlee’s separation with Ryan.

Liza tries to cover the truth telling Tad she was drunk and didn’t know Damon was in the room while she undressed. Damon says she’s lying and tells his side of the story.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Randi returns from her modeling trip.
  • Colby and Damon make plans to leave Pine Valley for good.
  • Madison becomes concerned about Ryan’s memory.

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

‘OLTL’ Gives Bumpers New ‘Life’

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 4:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

Photo: ABC

( — If you have noticed some new, character-driven bumpers at the mid-point of each “One Life to Live” episode recently, you’re not alone.  And, although only a handful of the show’s contract cast members have been featured in them thus far, Executive Producer Frank Valentini promises that “We’re going to do one for everybody.  We just have to fit making them within the schedule.  We have a couple of other bumpers that are coming up.”

The EP tells Soap Opera Digest that “Doing the bumpers — not all of them, but most often — is extremely iconic, like Natalie and the pool table, because that represents where she met John. It represents the kind of girl she is.  In another bumper, Cristian is seen painting. “Sort of the abstract way that he does it.”

The new bumpers, which “have to be done rather quickly and as inexpensively as possible” given the ever increasing ABC Daytime budget crunch, began airing in early May, and have so far included nearly a dozen characters, including Starr, Ford, James, Markko, Layla, Cristian, Bo, Nora, John, and Natalie (both John and Starr have two separate new bumpers).  More are expected to debut in the coming weeks and months. 

According to Valentini, “We actually had a movie camera for something else that we were trying to do, so it worked out. It’s just about being resourceful. The one with Melissa Archer (Natalie) took a long time, because it was the first time we were doing it. We were trying out a lot of different stuff, but once we got into the groove, we knocked them off pretty fast.”  One of the more recent ones filmed featured Markko (Jason Tam) eating popcorn while while setting beside an old movie projector.  “Jason happened to be late that day, and we had a little extra time, so we just knocked it out.”

One of the more animated bumpers, featuring Llanview’s super cop John McBain (Michael Easton), has been extended into several promos of various lengths (up to thirty seconds) for both the character and the show, and was the brainchild of ABC Daytime and SOAPnet Senior Vice President of Marketing Adam J. Rockmore, and animator Michael Roberts (husband of “OLTL” star Bree Williamson [Jessica]). 

In case you may have missed any of the new bumpers that have aired so far, you can watch them here.

In other news…

Terrell Tilford’s (Greg) announcement, which he said he would be making this week (leading some to speculate that he was leaving the soap), turned out to be about the launch of his new website.  On a related note, Tilford tweeted today (July 27th) that he was “Filming today, with Everyone! Ok, 8 scenes to go! Just ran into Snoop (Dogg) in the bldg… Heading to ‘The View’…”

ABC Soaps in Depth reported earlier this month that a spokesperson for “One Life to Live” has told them that there are no plans to cast the James and Robert Ford’s oft-mentioned father “at this time.”

Hillary B. Smith (Nora) states that she got to tape scenes with Jessica Leccia (Inez) last Friday (July 23rd).  On July 9th she tweeted that “Jessica (Leccia) and I will definitely be crossing paths…right, Ron?”

And Kassie DePaiva (Blair) has tweeted that she is currently on vacation.  Brittany Underwood (Langston) was off last week.  And Brandon Buddy (Cole) was recently on vacation as well.

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

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    OLTL Teasers: Week of July 26 Edition

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 4:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

    Photo: ABC

    ( — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of July 26, 2010.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

    • Monday: Title Not Available — David and Dorian remain at odds.  Eli tampers with records in an attempt to keep Rex from finding him out.  Layla, Lisa, and Cristian agree to remove Evangeline from life support.  Blair informs Dorian she is getting married to Eli. Gigi advises Natalie to think she makes a final decision about getting an abortion.  Jessica and Brody continue to celebrate their good news. 
    • Tuesday: Title Not Available – Téa, Todd, Dani, and Nate see the sights in New York City.  Eli lies to Blair again.  Kelly finds Rex passed out in Boston.  Cole tells Starr he and Hannah nearly slept together.  Cole’s trial is about to get underway.  Eli claims he was buying Blair an engagement ring.
    • Wednesday: Title Not Available – Todd changes his mind about testifying at Cole’s hearing.  Bo observes Inez swerving across the road and pulls her over.  Nora tries to figure out a way to help Cole. Kelly tells John about what happened to her and Rex in Boston.  Nate apologizes to Bo.  Eli intercepts Hannah’s call to Cole.
    • Thursday: Title Not Available – Eli wants to marry Blair right away. Ford’s STD test results come back.  Brody asks Jessica to marry him.  Inez unburdens herself to Bo.   Kelly and Rex hit a dead end in their investigation of Bennett Thompson. John wants Natalie to tell him what is bothering her.  Hannah begs Ford to help her expose Eli.
    • Friday: Title Not Available – Eli forces Hannah to take a bottle of pills while holdiing her at gunpoint.  Starr learns from Todd that Téa is dying.  John sets out to prove his theory about Eli.  Jack attempts to prevent Blair from running off to get married to Eli.  David and Dorian plan a double date.  Dorian wants Clint to pretend to be her boyfriend. 

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


    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 1:30 AM ET by Angela Rosa

    Photo: Lou Rocco/ABC

    ( — Popular duo returns to Pine Valley this August.

    Kendall Hart returns to “All My Children” full-time beginning on Monday, August 9. Alicia Minshew, who debuted in the role of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) first born on January 2002, has been on maternity leave since last November after giving birth to daughter, Willow Lenora. The popular actress has relocated with her family, including Manhattan based restaurateur and husband Richie Herschenfeld, to Los Angeles. Look for Minshew to remain with the ABC daytime drama well into 2011.

    Exactly one week later, on August 16, Minshew’s co-star Thorsten Kaye returns for a limited run as Kendall’s husband, Zach Slater. Kaye, who joined the soap in 2004, and “AMC” parted ways late last year correlating with the soaps production move west. Kaye’s partner Susan Haskell currently plays Marty Saybrooke on “One Life to Live.” Although the Emmy-winner is enjoying some serious time on Llanview’s back-burner, Haskell recently re-signed with the New York based soap. Despite that fact and the tag “limited run,” Kaye’s status with “AMC” appears to be up in the air. Soap Opera Digest recently reported that ABC has reached out to the actor concerning a deal to keep him in Pine Valley.

    Following the Slater’s December 2009 exit, Kaye and Minshew brought the bruised and battered couple back to “AMC” briefly last April.

    While there aren’t many story specifics out at the moment, we can tell you that upon her return Kendall will immediately find herself in the middle of some Ryan, Greenlee, and David (Cameron Mathison, Rebecca Budig, and Vincent Irizarry) drama, as usual (at least the Ryan and Greenlee part). Also look for some enlightening personal details to come out when sister’s Kendall and Bianca (Christina Bennett Lind) come face to face in Pine Valley.

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. “AMC” also airs 24/7 online at

    Llanview Casting Gossip: July 27 Edition

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 1:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

    Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

    ( — The latest comings and goings for “One Life to Live.”

    Sabine Singh fans will be happy to learn that she will be making another appearance on “OLTL” as Wendy the Happy Hooker on Wednesday, August 6th, when she is called upon by David. Look for the two “friends with benefits” to go out on a double-date with Dorian and her faux beau Clint.

    It appears that Janet Hubert‘s latest stint as Lisa Williamson will come to an end the week of July 26th, when she agrees with Layla to take Evangeline off of life support.

    Erika Slezak and Brian Kerwin bring Viki and Charlie back to Llanview on Wednesday, August 11th.

    Llanview newcomer Max Tapper commented on his Facebook page on July 15th that “For all my ‘One Life to Live’ fans, Det Price has more in store. it’s gonna get fun!” He has also posted a pic. of himself in his dressing room at “One Life” getting ready to tape a steam room scene on July 19th. You can see the picture here.

    Terrell Tilford announced Monday on his Twitter page Monday (July 26th) that he would have an “Announcement: a few days away…” Could he be on his way out of Llanview soon? In the meantime, get ready for more Greg Evans. Tilford tweeted Thursday (July 22nd) that “4 scenes down…11 scenes to go… Whew! Just got in, exhausted, but rejuvenated! 21 scenes tomorrow…I’ve got to study my lines, omg! We shall do this!” Then on Friday he commented that “One hour from now, scene 1 of, well! 21… This is gonna be fun! just got home… today was a terrible day of shooting for me.. simply exhausted. but i give myself an hour to beat myself up, then i’m done.” Tilford also taped scenes on July 19th; his next airdate is August 5th. Hmmm…could these scenes possibly involve Téa’s condition taking a turn for the worse? Only time will tell.

    David A. Gregory (Ford) commented on his Facebook page that he is “working every day this week!” on “One Life to Live.”

    ABC Soaps in Depth states that a setside source tells them that viewers may not have seen the last of Kelly Cramer’s former London beau Reed Wagner (Gavin Alexander Hammon).

    Michael J. Burg has been cast as the “Conseiller Municipal,” who is rumored to be performing a marriage ceremony for someone. Burg’s airdates include August 27th and 30th. Burg appeared in a handful of episodes on “OLTL” in 2005, as a “Mystery Person/Killing Club Killer.”

    According to listings at, upcoming airdates for Billy Warlock (as a recast Ross Rayburn) include Friday and Monday, August 27th and 30th. It is speculated that Ross’ return to the canvas and the “Conseiller Municipal” character, who is rumored to marry Blair and Eli, are connected.

    The site also lists Nic Robuck (James) as appearing in the August 23rd episode, as well as Mary Ryan as the Director of the August 27th episode.

    Look for more dayplayer roles in the following episodes in August: 4th, 5th, 17th, 18th, 20th, and 24th.

    “One Life to Live” Music Director Paul S. Glass tweets that the song during the Todd/Téa montage in the July 22nd episode was an ABC original number entitled “Talks Like the Streets,” and that it’s “not available but should be on itunes in a couple of weeks.”

    “OLTL” recently released a new audition script for the role of a “Tahiti Cop,” which will coincide with the upcoming return of Ross Rayburn. The scene begins with “Brad” introducing himself to the cop as “Lt. Brad Daley, Llanview P.D.” The cop replies yeah, from Pennsylvania, and that he spoke to the police commissioner from there earlier on the phone. Brad states that he coming to arrest a fugitive by the name of “Clark Brown.” The cop points to a nearby man, claiming he’s Mr. Brown. However, Brad replies that that is not the person he is looking for. The cop asks who is he then, to which Brad quips that the man is actually “Ray Patterson.” The cop admits that he only did what he was told. He was informed that he could find Clark Brown at this address, and that the man identified himself as such. Annoyed, Brad asks the cop if he or his fellow officers encounted anyone else at the scene, like maybe a skinny blonde woman. The Tahiti Cop replies that they did a search of the area, but it turned up empty. Interested, Brad asks where the search area is, to which the cop replies that it is nearby. Brad says that he must get there right away. Ray, meanwhile, inquires as to if he is a free man now. The cop says, no, because he is wanted by in the U.S. Ray is adamant and replies that it’s Clark, and not him, that they want, and that they have the wrong guy in custody. The cop replies “now you tell us” as the scene ends.

    Another new audition script is for the role of Judge Burdett. In this script, the Judge asks “Tim Bright” if his attorney will be joining them in the courtroom today, leading him to admit that he couldn’t afford to hire one. The Judge replies that it shouldn’t be a problem, since the case appears fairly simple and straightforward. He/She goes on to say that the will appears to be in order, since it has been signed and notarized, and rules that Tim is should be granted custody of “Suzy Marsh.” “Patrick” jumps up and states that “Sam Major” is Suzy’s biological father, and not Mr. Bright, giving him the advantage according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Judge agrees that there is precedent, and that he/she will hear arguments to that effect. The Judge then asks Tim to proceed, at which point he admits that he has something that should settle the matter….Suzy’s birth certificate naming him as the girl’s father. (The Judge’s last name in this script is the same as that of a woman Executive Producer Frank Valentini encountered while on a recent trip to Costa Rica, in which he promised to name an upcoming minor character after her).

    There was also two other scripts released recently for the minor roles of “Mr. Stein” and a “Coach,” however, details on them remain sketchy at this time.

    In other news…

    Kassie DePaiva tweets that “For those of you looking for photos of my new hair…Buy the June 22 issue date of Soap Opera Weekly for photos. Should be on sale now.”

    And Lenny Platt (Nate) tweeted earlier this month that “For reals. Over in a flash. Too bad they didn’t keep the scene of Starr changing shoes mid-shootout.” The scene he is referring to was the shoot-out in the barn with Todd, Bull, Nate, Starr, James, and Dani.

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

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      OLTL Recap: Monday, July 26, 2010

      Monday, July 26, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, July 26, 2010.


      After drugging Rex, Eli manipulates records to put an end to Rex’s investigation. Evangeline’s mother, Layla and Cristian agree to honor her wishes by taking her off life support.

      Jessica and Brody continue to celebrate the news of their pregnancy. Natalie explains to Gigi her decision to have an abortion. Gigi urges Natalie to sleep on it before making an irrevocable decision.

      Blair referees the escalating battle between Dorian and David, who insist they are not now nor have they ever really been in love.

      Blair tells Dorian about her engagement to Eli. Blair plans to surprise Eli with a visit, unaware that he’s lied about his whereabouts.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Cole makes an admission to Starr.
      • Eli lies to Blair.
      • Kelly finds Rex passed out.

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

      Monday, July 26, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

      ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, July 26, 2010.


      Jason has an encounter with Franco with what appears to be deadly results. Jason is returned into Dante’s custody.

      Lulu and Dante fear they have lost the only lead to find Elizabeth and Nikolas’s baby, but Lucky comes up with something.

      Robin and Maxie wait anxiously for the results of Mac’s surgery.

      Steve thanks Olivia for her quick-thinking in helping Ethan.

      Kristina is amazed at Michael’s resilient attitude. Carly bolsters both Michael and Kristina, aware that both children have a lot of emotional healing to do.

      Maxie warns Robin that Lisa is up to no good with Patrick. Lisa makes a subtle threat to Patrick about their one nightstand, saying they have a relationship now.

      Skye steals the keys to Fernanda’s computer but is caught by a security guard.

      Sonny and Claire remain intent on playing each other despite Diane’s warnings.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Dante warns Jason not to go to far.
      • Elizabeth crumbles emotionally.
      • Claire proposes that Sonny give her a baby.

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

      Monday, July 26, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

      ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, July 26, 2010.


      Liza gets more placebo pills to swap with Damon’s meds from David in exchange for her representation in court. Colby anxiously awaits her father’s arrival but is disappointed when a chauffeur shows up with a gift and the news that Adam couldn’t make it. Upset, Damon offers comfort and the two have sex.

      Ryan is on close watch in the hospital after his aneurysm. Greenlee advises David to stay away from Ryan and questions him as to why he just stood over Ryan’s body and did nothing.

      Angie wants to keep Jesse in the dark about her vision problem.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • David agrees to time apart from Greenlee.
      • David threatens to expose Greenlee.
      • Tad is torn between believing Liza or Damon.

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

      OLTL Quick Peeks: Week of July 26 Edition

      Photo: ABC

      Monday, July 26, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of July 26, 2010.

      ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick Peeks

      • Monday: (Episode #10735) — David and Dorian continue to butt heads.  Eli works to throw Rex of his trail.  Cristian and Layla come to a heartbreaking decision. (Rated: TVPG)
      • Tuesday: (Episode #10736) — Téa, Todd, Dani, and Nate take in the sights in New York City.  Eli continues to keep Blair in the dark.  Cole makes a confession to Starr. (Rated: TVPG)
      • Wednesday: (Episode #10737) — Todd changes his mind.  Bo pulls Inez over.  Kelly and Rex don’t find what they’re looking for. (Rated: TVPG D)
      • Thursday: (Episode #10738) — Eli has an offer for Blair.  Ford gets his test results back.  Brody pops the question to Jessica. (Rated: TVPG)
      • Friday: (Episode #10739) — Eli holds Hannah at gunpoint.  Starr gets some upsetting news.  John tries to prove he’s right. (Rated: TVPG)

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

      AMC Quick Peeks: Week of July 26 Edition

      Photo: ABC

      Monday, July 26, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

      ( — “All My Children” Quick Peeks for the Week of July 26, 2010.

      ALL MY CHILDREN: Quick Peeks

      • Monday: (Episode #10423) — A pact is made between David and Liza.  Colby is comforted by Damon.  Greenlee goes after David. (Rated: TVPG S)
      • Tuesday: (Episode #10424) — David decides to keep his distance from Greenlee.  Tad is confused.  David issues a threat. (Rated: TVPG)
      • Wednesday: (Episode #10425) — Randi returns to Pine Valley.  Damon and Colby discuss the future.  Madison is concerned for Ryan. (Rated: TVPG)
      • Thursday: (Episode #10426) — Angie receives some shocking news.  Natalia offers Jesse some advice  Bianca makes an admission to Ryan. (Rated: TVPG)
      • Friday: (Episode #10427) — Caleb confides in Bianca.  Annie tries to mend fences with Marissa.  Scott pays Caleb a visit. (Rated: TVPG)

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

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