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Author Peter Straub Returns to Llanview

Monday, December 13, 2010 at 4:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

Photo: Ellen Datlow

( — John McBain is about to receive some advice from an old friend just when he may need it the most.  Horror fiction writer Peter Straub has announced that he is reprising his “One Life” role of Pete Braust, the blind, former police partner of Lt. McBain’s late father.

Straub, who had appeared on “One Life to Live” from time to time since 2006, announced on his Twitter page Monday that “Now all I do is walk around spouting the lines from my 8 new scenes in OLTL. Pete Braust slides back into view, advising Lt. McBain.”

Best known for such books as “If You Could See Me Now,” “Ghost Story,” “Koko,” “Mystery,” and “The Hellfire Club,” Straub has won several literary honors including The Bram Stoker, World Fantasy, and International Horror Guild Awards. 

An airdate for his lastest scenes has not been announced.

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

Y&R PreVUE: Week of December 13 Edition


Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 11:19 PM ET by Venus Stone

( Read between the lines…


Nick deep freezes Phyllis over Restless Style's new expose. Tuesday, December 14th Jana thinks of making Daisy's baby her ace to get Kevin back in her life. That same day, Kevin declares that maybe Chloe and he being an item can't be all that bad. Victoria keeps falling short when it comes to the one thing she truly wants. On Thursday, December 16th Adam's lead could do him more harm than good. Things take a different turn between Nick and Diane, Friday, December 17th.

The Inside Story: Stop Spreading the News
With the new Restless Style out on the stands featuring both Adam and Sharon, a disgusted Nick goes to the office and rips into Billy. He points out that he fears that Noah will want to leave Genoa City again because of the way Sharon has been portrayed in the article. Unfazed, however, Billy gloats that he can write as he pleases and will continue to do so. Things get nasty, however, when Victoria stands by her man, pointing out to Nick that Sharon's actions are her own doing for being exploited. Angry that his sister would side with Billy, Nick points out that she's no better than Sharon is: choosing men of unworthy character. Hurt by his words, Victoria turns her back on Nick, leaving the problems between them even more harder to work out. Meanwhile, Adam and Sharon set out to prove that he didn't kill Skye. They both decide to head to the last place that Skye was seen to search for any type of clue to help clear his name. Phyllis, however, with the encouragement of Billy wanting more to add to the series about Adam, decides to start looking for clues to incriminate him. When she arrives at the hotel, she comes face-to-face with Adam and Sharon. Words fly between the three of them. Sharon shuts Phyllis up with a challenge: if evidence surfaces to prove Adam innocent, she has to write an article pointing that Adam was set up. Phyllis not fazed by Sharon's challenge throws one of her own: if Sharon and Adam can find actual proof that he's been set up, she'll put them in the magazine.

A Closer Look: A Dark Cloud Looms Over Cane
As dinner is set to take place at the Chancellor Estate, Jill unwittingly creates trouble for Cane when she brings Colin as her guest. Cane has a hard time controlling his composure when Colin purposely taunts him during the course of his being there. Colin soon starts to fill Jill in on a young lady named Samantha that he and Cane have in common with. Jill is even more transfixed on her new friend. Colin continues to taunt his son, as more details about Cane's past comes to light; one being offered to be a professional rugby player. The moment Cane and his father are alone, he demands that he leave him alone. Colin, however, unnerved issues his own warning: if he doesn't return back to the family business, he will do whatever to destroy his happy home by telling the truth about him to both Jill and Lily.

What To Watch

  • Ronan and Heather's squabblings over his health lead to a kiss
  • Diane confides a secert to Nick
  • Jana does what she can to get close to Kevin

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • David Wells returns Thursday, December 16th to play Reverand Fulton
  • Emily O'Brien who plays the character of 'Jana Fisher' has inked a new contract to stay on the show
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on "Y&R" during the week of December 6, 2010? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday's at 4:00 PM, EST.


  • Victor gets an unpleasant welcome when he returns home
  • Ronan and Heather continue to grow closer
  • Jana gets an invite to the Chancellor Christmas dinner


  • Sharon and Adam continues to grow closer
  • Another court war rages on against Adam
  • Nick gets himself caught in a romantic tryst
  • Several lives are forever changed thanks to the likes of Daisy

"The Young and the Restless" airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


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‘AMC’s’ Morgan Takes a Break

Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa

Photo: Steve Fenn/ABC

( – Personal issues bench one of “All My Children’s” biggest stars.

Debbie Morgan is currently in the middle of an unplanned leave from the ABC soap that put her on the map, “All My Children.” When inquired about the situation, a spokesperson for the soap that Morgan rejoined in January 2008 tells Soap Opera Network that the actress is “taking a brief hiatus to attend to a personal family matter.”

Fans may have noticed that many of the spoiled scenes for Dr. Angela Hubbard – Morgan’s alter-ego - have not aired going as far back as the week of November 15 (which was taped in early October). Though the actress did briefly appear in two episodes since then, do not expect to see Dr. Hubbard appear in too many more spoiled or unspoiled scenes for the time being. At this time, “AMC” does not have a set tape-or-air-date for Morgan’s return.

SON will keep you updated on this developing story.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on

New Opening For ‘AMC’?

Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa

Photo: ABC

( – “All My Children’s” opening set for some changes in the coming weeks.

Are you tired of seeing long-time brunette Melissa Claire Egan as a blond in the “All My Children” opening? Does it give you a sense of false hope to see all the actors lost to the ABC soap in the past year still hanging around in the credits? Is your favorite new “AMC” character still not in the opening? There may be hope!

Last week, “AMC” actress Christina Lind (Bianca) went on Twitter to announce that the show was finally making changes to the opening including finally putting the actress who joined the soap in June in it. The actress alluded to the opening taking a whole new look when inquired further on the topic, “they kept the song…but the visual will be different.”

There has since been conflicting reports on the exact nature of the changes to the opening, when Soap Opera Network asked an “AMC” spokesperson about a potential debut date and the prospect of an updated opening versus a brand new opening we got a resounding “nothing to report at this time.” Take that how you will.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on

Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa

Photo: Robert Milazzo/ABC

( –

The Martin’s lose a son in the new year. Finn Wittrock and “All My Children” set to part ways.

Early last week, Soaps In Depth broke the news that Finn Wittrock is out as Tad Martin’s (Michael E. Knight) surprise son, Damon Miller.

Although, SID alluded to the actor being let go, a spokesperson for the show reports that the actor “reached the end of his contract and decided that he didn’t want to renew it.” Wittrock debuted on “All My Children” in October 2008.

The Julliard graduate is reportedly dating Brittany Allen, who was let go as “AMC’s” Marissa Tasker earlier this fall (Allen last airs on Monday, December 20). Wittrock is currently starring in a production of “The Laramie Project” with The Mechanicals Theatre Group. The young actor, who is reportedly in good spirits, told SID that he’ll continue taping at “AMC” for a few more weeks. Damon’s exit will tie in to the growing connection between Damon and his boss and girlfriend’s mother, Liza Colby (Jamie Luner), escalating.

Look for Damon to continue to air through January 2011.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on

GH Recap: Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, December 10, 2010.


Sonny surprises Brenda with a gift and they are set to finally reunite in lovemaking. Carly begs Jason to keep Sonny and Brenda apart.

Lucky finds photos of Brenda and Dante inside Ronan’s deposit box, explaining their connection to Aleksander to Siobhan.

Lisa makes up an excuse on the spot to hide the true reason for the antibiotics. Dante thanks Johnny for finally breaking things off with his mother as Lisa arrives. Steve and Olivia grow closer in their connection.

Elizabeth warns Robin not to lose out a potentially wonderful marriage, while Theo counsels Robin to kick Patrick to the curb. Sam gives Patrick good advice.

Michael asks Abby out on a date just as Carly arrives.

Elizabeth is hurt when Nikolas refuses her invitation to decorate the Christmas tree for plans with Brook Lynn.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Sonny and Brenda make love.
  • Robin and Patrick have another moment of near reconciliation.
  • Michael confides in Sam about his growing feelings for Abby.

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

Friday, December 10, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, December 10, 2010.


Kendall grows skeptical of whether or not Griffin still has the money Zach gave him to help restore the Miranda Center.

Madison tells Frankie she still hasn’t told Ryan about her pregnancy. Madison runs into Ryan and hints towards a surprise she got at the doctor’s office. Jake and Amanda help Ryan and Greenlee move in together.

Greenlee shares her good news with Kendall who makes it clear she’s declining any invitation to her house as well a future invite to any wedding they might have. Greenlee claims she wouldn’t have a wedding until Kendall agreed to stand beside her. Ryan consoles an upset Greenlee over her visit.

Greenlee tells Ryan that she wants to find an advocate for David after cutting her ties to him.

Cara bumps into Amanda at confusion. While the two women have no idea who the other is, they strike up a conversation. Despite promising Griffin she’d stay away, Cara approaches Jake at the hospital.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Erica tells Greenlee if she wants to help Kendall than she should stay away from her.
  • Randi councils Madison on what she should do.
  • Amanda asks Griffin why Cara’s in town.

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

Friday, December 10, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

Photo: CBS

( — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of December 13, 2010.


Erica has some tough words for Greenlee on Monday, December 13. Jackson overhears Erica telling Greenlee that she wishes she had never come back. Erica and Caleb’s bond grows. Jackson and Erica set a wedding date but a rift has clearly been opened. Annie is (literally) left out in the cold as JR shares quality time with Marissa, AJ, Tad and Krystal on Wednesday, December 15. A jealous Annie erupts in her empty hotel room. On Thursday, December 16, Kendall clears up any misconception Ryan has about his influence on her. Madison comes to Kendall’s defense at Fusion. The pair share a moment of connection. Kendall informs Griffin that she’s going to be taking on a bigger role with the Miranda Project and from now on he’ll be reporting to her.

The Inside Story: Past or Present
Cara asks Jake to reconsider his decision not to return to Doctors without Borders. Amanda questions Griffin about Cara’s intentions on Monday, December 13. Though apart, Jake and Cara flash-back to the same romantic moment from their past. Tad confronts Cara. Jake reassures Amanda. Tad offers to investigate Cara for Jake. Jake is shaken by another memory of his ex-wife. Jake asserts to Cara that he’s found true happiness with Amanda and his son. On Friday, December 17, a frustrated Griffin doubts the sincerity of Cara’s disappointment when fate impedes to prevent her departure from town. Jake surprises everybody when he suggests that Cara take the open position at the hospital. Amanda asks Cara out to lunch.

A Closer Look: Truth or Dare
Madison comes clean after Randi spots her waiting to be seen by the hospital OBGYN. Randi offers her support to Madison who is later shaken to learn that she’s already three months pregnant. Madison is hit with unexpected emotions while talking to Angie about her pregnancy. Ryan grows confused when Madison shows up at his door and begins rambling on about a big decision on Wednesday, December 15. Greenlee shows up just as Madison is about to spill the beans prompting Madison to claim that the big decision she’s made is that she’s leaving Fusion. Greenlee tells Madison it’s time she stopped paying Ryan visits. Madison tells Frankie that she’s decided against telling Ryan about her pregnancy. Frankie and Randi support Madison.

All My Children News and Headlines:


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

OLTL PreVUE: Week of December 13 Edition

Friday, December 10, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of December 13, 2010.


Natalie is on the verge of telling John the truth when he proposes on Monday, December 13. While Joey tells Jessica about Aubrey, Blair and Dorian persuade Kelly to tell Joey how she really feels. Aubrey appreciates Viki’s willingness to accept her engagement to her son. Kelly is about to confess her feelings to Joey when she suffers through another food-related incident. Blair tries to give Téa the box Eli left for her. Viki confronts Charlie over kissing Echo. Echo, meanwhile, shares a tender moment with Charlie while awaiting news of Rex’s condition. On Thursday, December 16, Viki teams up with Dorian to get Echo out of Llanview all the while Echo asks Charlie to help her beat her drinking problem. And Natalie voices her concerns about how marrying John will provoke Marty to ruin her life.

The Inside Story: Whodunit

Eddie and Ford’s fight comes to a sudden stop when Brody and Nate pull Eddie off his eldest son on Monday, December 13. Ford in injured in the scuffle and a concerned Langston takes him to the hospital to get checked out. Rex finds Nora while searching Eddie’s motel room and quickly unties her. They attempt to call Bo, but fail to reach him because he is passed out after being drugged by Inez. After seeing Bo and Inez together, a distraught Matthew gets behind the wheel and swerves his car, which unknowingly forces Rex and Nora off the road. Meanwhile, James waves a gun at Eddie. Dani and Nate are confused after receiving a frantic call from Matthew, however Nate remains focused on getting rid of Eddie, who soon turns up dead. The first to arrive at the crime scene, Brody searches for clues. James, Nate, Ford, and Inez become the obivious suspects in the case on Tuesday, December 14. Brody and Gigi locate Rex, who was seriously injured in the car crash, however Nora is nowhere to be found. Inez lies to Bo, telling him the two of them had sex. On Wednesday, December 15, John and Natalie begin investigating Eddie’s murder. Bo learns of both the murder and the car crash, and tells Starr and James that someone killed Eddie. Natalie discovers red hairs while searching Eddie’s room. Rex informs Bo that Nora was in the car with him when it crashed. Starr wants to know if James murdered his dad. John makes Blair, Téa, and Todd aware of the investigation, and announces he found a cufflink with the letters “TM” in the motel room. However, Todd maintains his innocence while being questioned by John.

A Closer Look: Comeuppance

Bo searches the crash site, hoping to find Nora. But, after locating only her wedding ring, he feels remorseful over betraying her with Inez on Thursday, December 16. Inez confronts Clint, claiming that she plans to tell Bo the truth, since he didn’t keep up his end of the bargain. Clint calls her bluff, claiming he will tell the cops he saw her sons at the murder scene if she doesn’t keep her mouth shut. James confides in Starr what happened when he visited Eddie’s motel room, and prepares to talk with John. Matthew admits to Destiny that he saw his dad and Inez together. By Friday, December 17, Blair and Téa place Todd on the hot seat, demanding to know if he really killed Edide. Starr manages to get Téa to represent James, who tells John that he considered shooting his father, but then changed his mind. Bo is relieved to finally find Nora, who has no memory of anything that happened to her following the car crash. Clint tells Inez that one or more of her sons could have easily been at the crime scene. Nate is short with Dani while explaining why the news that his father was murdered didn’t take him by surprise. Later Nate confronts his mom after learning from Matthew that their parents had sex. Rex confesses to Natalie how Eddie kidnapped Nora and caused a rift between her and Bo. Darren is curious as to how Destiny can have so much sympathy for Nate. And Matthew and Destiny bond over their troubles with their parents.

One Life to Live News and Headlines:

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

  • One Life to Live
  • James
  • Nate
  • Dani
  • Matthew
  • Destiny
  • Viki
  • Dorian
  • Bo
  • Nora
  • Eli
  • Ford
  • Charlie
  • Téa
  • Blair
  • Todd
  • Llanview
  • Natalie
  • John
  • Jessica
  • Inez
  • Rex
  • Gigi
  • Joey
  • Eddie
  • Aubrey
  • Marty
  • Echo
  • Darren
  • Brody

    Friday, December 10, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

    Photo: Bob D’Amico/ABC

    ( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of December 13, 2010.


    On Monday, December 13, Lucky warns Luke that he will do whatever it takes to make sure he’s at the alter on December 21 ready to marry Tracy. Tracy confides in Brook Lynn. Luke feels the pressure. Lucky and Nikolas reconcile. Siobhan asks Nikolas to help her protect Lucky. Jax gets a visit from Siobhan concerning Jerry on Tuesday, December 14. Claire and Sonny have a run-in. Michael confides in Sam. Carly warns Abby to stop seeing Michael or else. Carly presses Sam and Luke to get her the dirt on the stripper. Michael is upset by Abby’s sudden change of heart. Can Abby resist Michael on Thursday, December 16? Brook Lynn and Nikolas discuss past loves. Elizabeth is distressed to see the growing connection between the pair. On Friday, December 17, the Spencer’s doubts about Dante echo.

    The Inside Story: Love & Hate
    Sonny and Brenda reconnect and make love. Jerry Jacks appears to claim Aleksander’s remains at the GH loading dock. Jason and Dante lose track of Jerry who kills an innocent civilian to get away from them. Jerry appears to meet a fiery death. Brenda and Sonny fall deeper back into love. Dispelling rumors of his demise, on Wednesday, December 15, Jerry shows up at his brother’s home where he holds Josslyn close as he proclaims his unadulterated hatred for Brenda. Jax tells Jerry he will not allow him to hurt Brenda. Jerry puts a gun to Carly and tells his brother that he will stop at nothing to get Brenda. Sonny asks Jax to work with him to get rid of Jerry. Brenda learns she’s being sued for the wrongful death of Banovic. Theo arrives at Diane and Alexis’ law office, ready to help the women help Sonny and Brenda with their legal issues. Diane accepts Theo’s offer. Jax prepares to kill Jerry to protect Brenda. On Friday, December 17, pushed to her limit, Brenda finally admits the truth of the Balkan’s son.

    A Closer Look: General Dysfunction
    Patrick and Robin appear to be on the verge of reconciliation. Johnny appears indifferent as Steve is about to dismiss Lisa over the antibiotics incident. Ethan and Maya’s moment of connection is interrupted by Johnny’s call. Johnny comes through for Lisa on Monday, December 13. Patrick and Robin fight over how to deal with Lisa. Theo names Steve, Patrick and Lisa in his suit against General Hospital for malpractice. On Thursday, December 16, will Theo’s soft spot for Robin save General Hospital?

    General Hospital News and Headlines:


    • Sonny defends his relationship with Brenda to the other women in his life. (Soap Opera Weekly)
    • Jason and Sam celebrate the holidays with a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. (Soap Opera Weekly)

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “GH” also airs online at and can be accessed 24/7.

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