How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

 

My View of Llanview: February 28 Edition

My View of Llanview: February 28 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” recently took to the scriptures with regards to the the new rivalry between Kelly and Natalie — the “scriptures of pie” this is, evoking the sacred Pie Commandment that “Thou shalt send a pie to your enemies as a peace offering.”

What’s that? Pie scriptures and commandments you say? Yes, and I agree that it does sound silly, which is exactly the point I am trying to make. To think that having drunken sex with the ex-fiancé of the sister of one of your best friends can be easily forgiven with a lemon meringue pie and a card is ridiculous even for “One Life to Live.” It doesn’t matter if it is one of Noelle’s (where the heck is she anyway?) award-winning pies; it’s a slap in the face to the person you are trying to apologize to. Although one good thing did come out of it….Kelly shoving the the pie in Joey’s clueless face did get a few slight chuckles out of me. And not the same kind of reaction I get every time I hear Echo refer to the increasing dimwitted Charlie by that name. In Joey’s case however, I’m surprised he even realized he had just been hit with a pie, considering how dumbed down the character has become lately.

This is not the only example of how stupid plot twists have become recently on “OLTL.” Just a few weeks ago Ford tried to bust a move while dressed in a giant hot dog costume, which looked oddly like the dancing banana from the “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” Youtube videos. And throw in some bad wiener jokes by both Langston and Ford, and I was left “relishing” in thoughts of just how bad the writing on this show can be — sorry, couldn’t resist. But not all of these moments were bad. Marty holding a baby doll, and later an empty blanket, claiming it was her child with John and how much it looked just like him, was priceless.

One storyline that has surprisingly turned out fairly decent at the moment involves Ford and Tess. While it seems these days Jessica’s very fragile emotional state shatters a drop of the hat and it doesn’t take much more than a hangnail for Tess to regain control, it has been most entertaining watching her constantly insult Ford. Someone on the writing staff at “One Life to Live” must hate the character as much as most of the people who watch the show. If this what the show brought Tess back for, then I vote to keep her around for awhile. Now if we could just get someone to do the same thing to James and Nate.

Speaking of James, is it just me, or have he and Starr basically been having the same conversation over and over again for a couple of weeks now? It seems like each time they talk, they just paraphrase and rehash their conversation from the previous episode. And what was with the flashbacks? To remind us how boring they have been since day one?

Something else that has been bugging me is how no one seems to really scold Todd when he acts like a complete and total jackass, which is pretty much all the time these days. Oh sure Téa and others may yell and fuss at him from time to time, but most people seem to just let him get away with it. He’s worse than a spoiled little kid; at least they still have a conscious that helps them realize right and wrong,  plus you can teach them a lesson. Todd just does whatever he wants, to whomever he wants, whenever he feels the urge to. If I had been Viki I would have slapped the hell out of him when he acted so rude to her the other day while she was frantically searching for Jessica. No wonder his kids don’t want anything to do with him.

Which brings me to my last rant…the bullying storyline involving Jack and Shane. My initial optimism that this storyline might be at least half-way decent was quickly shattered last week when I watched as Shane was bullied by a geeky little boy and girl that were half his height and age (at it least that’s what it looked like anyway). It was like watching two midgets picking on a giant. And the new Jack wasn’t very impressive either. Perhaps it was the actor’s first day jitters, but I’m not so sure.  And those spoiler pictures of Jack and Shane from last Tuesday’s episode looked like anything but Shane being scared of Jack.   I dare anyone (especially those who stay spoiler free) to say they were at all shocked by the revelation that Jack was Shane’s bully. I mean, after all, it wasn’t hard to figure out, especially when we saw on Shane’s computer that the person sending him threatening messages on “MyFace” was using the screen name “WhoDaMann.” Subtly is not “One Life to Live’s” strong suit, after all…

Not to make light of someone being bullied, but every time I heard the Jack and those other kids calling him “Weezy” the other day, all I could think was George Jefferson’s wife Louise on “The Jeffersons.” Also, I think that picking on the kid for having asthma is a bit far-fetched, although I did read the other day that it happened to Jessica Alba when she was growing up. But still, there are plenty of other things that they could have picked on Shane about, like the fact that his mother’s hairdo makes her resemble Justin Bieber, or that his dad is a doofus, but no… It’s sad to think that Shane is a Buchanan now. Matthew, Joey, Jessica, Cord, Kevin, David, and Natalie are all his cousins. Now that is almost as scary as Matthew nearly having Dorian for a sister-in-law (twice I might add), which almost made Bo and Nora her father and stepmother-in-law. Only in Llanview…

One last thing…I am still enjoying the not-so-subtle hints that maybe Trevor St. John isn’t really playing Todd Manning after all. Two of the most recent comments involved Téa calling him a “new Todd,” and Dani telling Starr that their dad won’t change unless aliens took out his brain and made him a new person.

Moving on, congratulations to “Ange Hertz,” who correctly identified last time’s mystery “OLTL” celebrity guest star as Dr. Ruth Westheimer who, in 1992, tried to change the brainy Egyptologist Mortimer Bern into evil genius Carlo Hesser at the request of the power hungry Alex Olanov.

In case you missed the clues, here they are:

This pint-sized sex shrink stopped by Llanview in 1992 to help pump up the ego of an evil villain’s mild mannered twin at the request of his girlfriend.

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 some mystery celebrity guest stars from “OLTL’s” past. See if you can figure it out. Good luck!!!

Llanview turned red in 2004 when Al presented Marcie with a very special Valentine’s Day treat, which included a performance by her favorite band.

So who is this mystery group from the past?  I’ll have the answers in the March 15th edition of My View of Llanview. 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 7th.  One person’s past is investigated.  A mother goes to drastic lengths to protect her child.  And someone is fired from their job.

Well that’s concludes yet another column. Hope everyone is doing well, and enjoying the warmer weather.  It is refreshing to know that spring is just around the corner. And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…

  • OLTL
  • Llanview
  • My View of Llanview
  • Youtube
  • Trevor St. John
  • One Life to Life
  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer
  • The Jefferesons
  • Jessica Alba
  • Justin Bieber


    The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nominations Announced

    (SoapOperaNetwork)  –  Daytime moves one step closer to announcing the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Award nominees.

    On Wednesday, February 9, TV Guide.ca released the initial list of nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. That initial list was a compilation of every actor on every show who submitted their name for a nomination. The list also revealed which category each actor submitted in for their 2010 performances. The step that proceeded this was in-house voting for the final nominees for each soap opera. If there were more than two actors listed in any category for any specific soap opera the two actors with the most votes moved on to get a Pre-Nomination unless their was a tie – in that case three or more actors are allowed to move on in the process. That voting came to conclusion and the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nominees were announced on Friday, February 25.

    The following is a list of all the submitted names for each daytime soap opera. The actors who were voted on to the official Pre-Nomination list for the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are listed in bold:

    ALL MY CHILDREN

    LEAD ACTRESS
    Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe) • Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) • Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart Slater) Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard)

    LEAD ACTOR
    • David Canary (ex-Adam Chandler) • Ricky Paull Goldin (Dr. Jake Martin) • Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward) • Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin) • Michael Nouri (Caleb Cortlandt) • Walt Willey (Jackson Montgomery) • Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard)

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    • Julia Barr (Brooke English) • Christina Bennett Lind (Bianca Montgomery) • Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Chandler) • Lindsay Hartley (Dr. Cara Castillo) • Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt) • Jamie Luner (Liza Colby) • Cady McClain (Dixie Martin) • Chrishell Stause (Amanda Martin)

    SUPPORTING ACTOR
    • Trent Garrett (Asher Pike)  • Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Dr. Franklin Hubbard) Jacob Young (JR Chandler)

    YOUNGER ACTRESS
    Brittany Allen (Marissa Tasker) Natalie Hall (Colby Chandler)

    YOUNGER ACTOR
    Finn Wittrock (Damon Miller)

    AS THE WORLD TURNS

    LEAD ACTRESS
    • Maura West (Carly Snyder) • Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan)

    LEAD ACTOR
    Jon Lindstrom (Craig Montgomery) Michael Park (Jack Snyder)

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Terri Conn Colombino (Katie Snyder) Lesli Kay (Molly Conlan) Julie Pinson (Janet Ciccone)

    SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman) Eric Sheffer Stevens (Dr. Reid Oliver)

    YOUNGER ACTOR
    Mick Hazen (Parker Snyder)

    THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

    LEAD ACTRESS
    Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester) Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester) • Hunter Tylo (Dr. Taylor Hayes-Jones)

    LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
    Don Diamont (Bill Spencer) Jack Wagner (Nick Marone)

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    • Lesley-Anne Down (Jackie Knight) • Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore) • Jennifer Gareis (Donna Logan) • Robin Riker (Beth Logan) Heather Tom (Katie Logan-Spencer)

    SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Patrick Duffy (Stephen Logan) Rick Hearst (Whip Jones) • Rodney Saulsberry (Anthony) • Aaron D. Spears (Justin Barber)

    YOUNGER ACTRESS
    • Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee Leigh) • Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester)Kim Matula (Hope Logan)

    YOUNGER ACTOR
    Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer)Zack Conroy (Oliver Jones)

    DAYS OF OUR LIVES

    LEAD ACTRESS
    Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) • Lauren Koslow (Kate Dimera) • Crystal Chappell (Dr. Carly Manning) • Alison Sweeney (Samantha Brady)

    LEAD ACTOR
    • John Aniston (Victor Kiriakis) • Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez) • Peter Reckell (Bo Brady)James Scott (EJ Dimera)

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) • Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) • Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton)  • Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain)  • Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker)

    SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Shawn Christian (Dr. Daniel Jonas) • Mark Hapka (Nathan Horton) • Jay Johnson (Phillip Kiriakis) • Eric Martsolf (Brady Black)

    YOUNGER ACTRESS
    • Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez)  • Molly Burnett (Melanie Layton) • Shelley Hennig (Stephanie Johnson) • Taylor Spreitler (Mia McCormick)

    YOUNGER ACTOR
    Casey Deidrick (Chad Dimera)Chandler Massey (Will Horton)

    GENERAL HOSPITAL

    LEAD ACTRESS
    Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) Laura Wright (Carly Jacks)

    LEAD ACTOR
    Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos)Steve Burton (Jason Morgan)

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Julie Marie Berman (Lulu Spencer) • Brianna Brown (Dr. Lisa Niles) • Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine)  • Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) • Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio Drake)

    SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer)Jason Thompson (Dr. Patrick Drake) • Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconari)

    YOUNGER ACTRESS
    Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina Davis)Haley Pullos (Molly Lansing-David)

    YOUNGER ACTOR
    Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos)Nathan Parsons (Ethan Lovett) • Aaron Sanders (Morgan Corinthos)

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE

    LEAD ACTRESS
    Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) • Susan Haskell (Dr. Marty Saybrooke)  • Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado) • Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord) • Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer)

    LEAD ACTOR
    Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan) Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan)

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    • Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan)  • Ilene Kristen (Roxy Balsom) • Hillary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan)  • Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord) Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan)

    SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Brian Kerwin (Charlie Banks)Mark Lawson (Brody Lovett) • Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans)

    YOUNGER ACTRESS
    Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) • Shenell Edmonds (Destiny Evans) • Farah Fath (Gigi Morasco) • Kelley Missal (Danielle Rayburn) • Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde)

    YOUNGER ACTOR
    Edward Alderson (Matthew Buchanan)David A. Gregory (Robert Ford) • Nic Robuck (James Ford)

    THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

    LEAD ACTRESS
    Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) • Stacy Haiduk (Dr. Emily Peterson & Patty Williams)  • Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman) • Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman)

    LEAD ACTOR
    Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) • Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) • Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) • Tristan Rogers (Colin Atkinson)

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    • Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore Baldwin & Sarah Smythe) • Tricia Cast (Nina Webster)Amelia Heinle (Victoria Abbott) Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell) • Julia Pace Mitchell (Sofia Dupre) • Eden Riegel (Heather Stevens) • Marcy Rylan (Abby Newman) • Laura Stone (Skye Newman) • Sean Young (Meggie Mclaine)

    SUPPORTING ACTOR
    • Jeff Branson (Ronan Malloy) • Doug Davidson (Paul Williams)Billy Miller (Billy Abbott) • John Driscoll (Chance Chancellor) • Darius McCrary (Malcolm Winters) • Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) • Michael Muhney (Adam Newman)

    YOUNGER ACTRESS
    Emily O'Brien (Jana Hawkes)

    On May 11, the final nominations in each category for the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be announced. Preceeding the announcement, the pre-nominated actors are required to submit two of their best episodes from 2010 to be watched and judged by their fellow daytime colleagues. The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Winners will be announced on June 19 in Las Vegas.

    • All My Children
    • One Life to Live
    • The Young and the Restless
    • Days of our Lives
    • General Hospital
    • Daytime Emmys
    • As The World Turns
    • The Bold and the Beautiful


      Susan Lucci's Memoir Set to be Released this March

      (Soap Opera Network) — The latest news on the release of Susan Lucci’s memoir “All My Life”.

      Last July, Soap Opera Network reported that It Books, an imprint of publisher HarperCollins, had tapped the biggest superstar in daytime drama history, Susan Lucci, to pen her memoir for publication in 2011. Since then, the accomplished actress and entrepreneur who has played the legendary character of Erica Kane on “All My Children” since January 5, 1970 has completed that memoir. “All My Life” is scheduled to hit book stores on Tuesday, March 29. In correlation with the book release, Lucci will spend most of that release week signing copies of her book and meeting fans at various Barnes and Noble and Book Revue locations on the East Coast.

      Scheduled Signing Engagements:

      • Tuesday, March 29, 2011 12:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Fifth Avenue. New York, NY.
      • Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:00 PM at BookEnds – East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ.
      • Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:00 PM at Book Revue – New York Avenue. Huntington, NY.
      • Friday, April 1, 2011 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Old Orchard Center. Skokie, IL.
      • Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Barnes & Noble – Mall of America. Bloomington, MN.

      The following is a description of some of what fans can find in the 336-page memoir that can be pre-ordered right now at Amazon.com:

      “‘See that moon up there?
      You can reach that high.
      Never be afraid because you can be anything you want to be.’

      Susan Lucci was only five years old when her father shared these encouraging words with her. They inspired the highly imaginative child who loved make-believe to craft one of the most enduring characters in television history, an achievement that would earn her a record twenty-one Emmy nominations—the most for an actor in the award’s history—and the crown as “Leading Lady of Daytime.”

      When Lucci and All My Children were introduced to the world in 1971, American television changed forever. Susan’s character, the beautiful, spirited, and mercurial Erica Kane, was an original—the first vixen viewers loved to hate. But while millions have enjoyed getting to know Erica’s many sides—and have been awed at how this character has continually remade herself—the woman who plays her has remained a mystery.

      In her long-awaited memoir, this very private actress, wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, friend, and entrepreneur pulls back the curtain to reveal her story.

      Susan, like Erica Kane, has undergone a metamorphosis many times. All My Life shares the stories of those transformations: starring in roles on television and stage, where she took Broadway not just by storm but “by tsunami” as one critic raved about her performance in Annie Get Your Gun; mounting successful cabaret acts (solo and with Regis Philbin); bringing art and joy back to New York in the wake of 9/11; conquering the tango with Tony Dovolani on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars; and building a successful career as an entrepreneur with a signature line of products.

      Susan goes beyond her success to talk about the darker moments, too, including the childhood guilt she harbored over the death of her dear grandmother, the car accident that nearly took away her career and her eyesight, her newborn son’s life-threatening illness, coping with her husband’s cancer, and the pain of miscarriage—one of the many parallels between her Erica Kane.

      As charming, down-to-earth, and compelling as the woman whose story it tells, All My Life shines a spotlight on one of our most popular stars and reminds us of the power of dreams and how we can find the courage and tenacity to make them come true.”

      SON will continue to keep fans updated on future developments concerning Lucci’s book release.

      • All My Children
      • Susan Lucci
      • Erica Kane


        Is There 'Life' After Death for John Wesley Shipp?

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After his character was killed off late last year as part of a still unsolved murder mystery, it appears that John Wesley Shipp may be headed back to Llanview as Eddie Ford, the late papa of “One Life to Live’s” infamous trio of Ford brothers.  Shipp made a rather lengthy comment on his Facebook page on February 25 praising the show’s production crew which read in part, “Thrill rides, today.  Highlight:  murder scenes under the—I feel like saying ‘baton’– of Director Jill Mitwell…I’ve experienced this at peak moments working on Broadway, in primetime, on film, and today with the terrific cast and crew of ‘One Life To Live.’”

        In addition to Mitwell, the actor also compliments other members of “One Life’s” production team in his Facebook post, saying “Many thanks to Director Larry Carpenter for the morning scenes whch were quite a bit lighter (no murders) and Vince Cupone who–in coordinating fights and physical business–incorporates beat and motivation and reality into his process of keeping us safe and saving us from looking ridiculous most of the time unless we want to.”

        Shipp joined the “One Life” cast on November 5, only to have his character killed off six weeks later.  He last aired as Eddie in a newly created flashback scene with youngest son Nate Salinger (Lenny Platt) in early January.  Nate, along with his siblings James (Nic Robuck) and Robert Ford (David A. Gregory), and the boys’ mother (and Eddie’s ex-wife) Inez Sallinger (Jessica Leccia) have all been considered as suspects in the case. Also under suspicion for the murder is Llanview’s perennial suspect Todd Manning (Trevor St. John), as well as good guy turned bad Clint Buchanan (Jerry verDorn), who hired Eddie to do his dirty work and kidnap and rough up is his ex-wife and sister-in-law Nora (Hillary B. Smith), much to the dismay of little brother Bo (Robert S. Woods). To further complicate matters, look for Joey (Tom Degnan) to accuse someone close to him of murdering the abusive, dead beat dad on Wednesday, March 9.

        No word on Shipp’s upcoming airdates, or as to when his real murderer will be revealed.  In the meantime though, look for more references to the Eddie’s violent death to surface in the coming weeks.

        This was Shipp’s second time in Llanview.  In 1989 he played the minor role of Blanchard Lovelace on “One Life to Live.” He is best known for the roles of Kelly Nelson on “Guiding Light” from 1980-84 and Douglas Cummings on “As the World Turns” from 1985-86.  He has also appeared on “Santa Barbara” and “All My Children.”  Shipp earned Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on “ATWT” and “SB.” Other credits include “The Flash,” “Sisters,” and “Dawson’s Creek.”

        In other news…

        Zane Akram recently booked an Under 5 role on “OLTL.”  His scenes will air on Tuesday, March 15.

         

        • All My Children
        • One Life to Live
        • OLTL
        • Facebook
        • Guiding Light
        • Daytime Emmys
        • Jessica Leccia
        • As the World Turns
        • Broadway
        • Hillary B. Smith
        • Robert S. Woods
        • Daytime Emmy Awards
        • Llanview
        • Lenny Platt
        • Nic Robuck
        • One Life
        • Trevor St. John
        • Jerry verDorn
        • John Wesley Shipp
        • Eddie Ford
        • Dawson’s Creek
        • Sisters
        • Larry Carpenter
        • David Gregory
        • Santa Barbara
        • Comings & Goings
        • Jill Mitwell
        • Vince Cupone
        • The Flash
        • Zane Akram


          Danny Cistone Joins 'GH' in Recurring Role

          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "General Hospital" has cast actor Danny Cistone in the recurring role of Jules, one of the Balkan's (Daniel Benzali) henchman that is holding some high priced inventory from their loved one's.

          According to sources, Cistone will debut on the Wednesday, March 2 episode of "General Hospital" when Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) wakes up from what she thinks is a dream, but turns into a nightmare soon after as Jules presents her with a potentially deadly injection.

          In addition to his role on "GH," Cistone is also the Technical Director and Co-founder of Theatre 68 | 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company along with Ronnie Marmo (Ronnie Dimestico). He's appeared in a number of films including "West of Brooklyn" and "A Bronx Tale," which both co-starred Marmo and in the case of "Bronx Tale," James Franco (Franco).

          Cistone's last airdate is set for Thursday, March 10.

          • General Hospital
          • Ronnie Marmo
          • James Franco
          • Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo
          • Danny Cistone
          • West of Brooklyn
          • A Bronx Tale
          • Theatre 68 | 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company
          • Daniel Benzali


            Stuart Damon Launches 'Luxury Lifestyles' TV Series with Son

            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After portraying the role of Alan Quartermaine on ABC's "General Hospital" for 31 years, Stuart Damon has taken to real estate as his second career move. The actor has joined his son to host the new series "Luxury Lifestyles," which takes a look into the life of luxury in the growing Southern California housing market.

            Launching on Sunday, March 6 at 11:00 AM on KCOP Channel 13 in Southern California, "Luxury Lifestyles" will give viewers the opportunity to peak inside the homes of some of the grandest living spaces in the area, but unfortunately for the rest of us in the country we'll miss out on all the finest homes.

            "It was intended to be a local show but there could be a national interest in this," said Christopher Damon, who was a producer on the first season of "Survivor" as well as MTV's "Road Rules" in an interview with AOL Real Estate. "You can certainly make this a national show and even an international show. I don't think it has any particular limitations. We have just been so focused on getting this first season together and getting the show launched."

            "I have actually been involved with real estate development for the last 20 years," said the elder Damon when asked why he chose real estate as the next step in his life. "Now that my 31-year run with 'General Hospital' is over, I have more time to devote to it. Working in real estate with my son offers me the flexibility to continue acting when parts arise, while my son handles the business. He had been working in residential and commercial real estate for the last 10 years so this was a great opportunity."

            "The show is not really about us or any listings we have or are dealing with," said the younger Damon. "The show highlights a variety of homeowners, agents, architects, and designers." But mostly, he says, it is "just about seeing amazing real estate." [Stuart adds: "We try to make the show just fun and entertaining, not too serious. Our sense of humor and sense of fun we both have with each other come in handy and it is natural to us."]

            In the Spring of 2010, the duo launched The Damon Group alongside real estate broker Joyce Rey of Joyce Rey Coldwell Banker Previews International. They are joined by real estate brokers and partners Jason Oppenheim and Stacy Gottula.

            On the web: Luxury Lifestyles TV

            • General Hospital
            • Stuart Damon
            • Luxury Lifestyles
            • Jason Oppenheim
            • Stacy Gottula
            • Joyce Rey
            • Real Estate
            • The Damon Group
            • Christopher Damon


              Back Yet Again! Tuc Watkins Returns to 'One Life'

              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With his character left to rot in a Moroccan prison, Tuc Watkins comes back to his old daytime stomping ground.  But with Bo (Robert S. Woods) now hot on his son’s trail, it maybe just a matter of time before David Vickers Buchanan is a free man once more — or will it?  As we previously reported, following a falling out between Bo and best pal/nephew Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier), the troubled pair head for the African desert nation in search of the missing Buchanan heir, only to realize that Clint (Jerry verDorn) is one step ahead of them.  Look for Watkins to next air as David beginning the week of March 14.

              Watkins has played David on and off since originating the role in 1994.  He was last seen in early January trying to bribe a guard who was patrolling his jail cell.  He also portrays the recurring role of Bob Hunter on “Desperate Housewives.”  Other credits include Reggie on “Santa Barbara” (1993) and Dr. Pierce Dorman on “General Hospital” (1996-97), along with numerous television and stage appearances.  And he had a small role in the 1999 film “The Mummy.”

              In other news…

              David A. Gregory (Ford) has posted his upcoming airdates.  Look for him on March 2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29, and 30.

              Gary Hilborn plays “Private Security Guard #1″ on Monday, March 7.

              Frank Dolce and Aitana Rinab portrayed Brad and Beth, respectively, beginning Tuesday, February 22.

              Li Jun Li debuted as the Gothic Vegas Justice of the Peace assistant beginning Friday, February 25.

              Also on on the 25th, Ariel Shafir played Dan, the man Tess flirted with while in Las Vegas.

              And Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted Friday (February 25) that had a photo shoot for the show to attend.

              • One Life to Live
              • General Hospital
              • Las Vegas
              • Twitter
              • Kristen Alderson
              • Robert S. Woods
              • David Gregory
              • Tuc Watkins
              • Ford
              • Jerry verDorn
              • John-Paul Lavoisier
              • Desperate Housewives
              • Bob Hunter
              • Moroccan
              • David Vickers Buchanan
              • Clint Buchanan
              • Rex Balsom
              • Starr Manning
              • Bo Buchanan
              • Santa Barbara
              • Gary Hilborn
              • The Mummy
              • Frank Dolce
              • Aitana Rinab
              • Li Jun Li
              • Ariel Shafir


                Shayna Seymour Behind-the-Scenes of 'One Life to Live'

                (SoapOperaNetwork) — Ever wondered how soaps make getting slapped look so realistic?  Or how the actors learn all those lines? On the heels of Shayna Seymour‘s walk-on role this week as “Shayna the diner waitress” on “One Life to Live,” the Boston reporter takes fans behind-the-scenes of the long-running ABC soap to answer those questions and interview cast members Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Ted King (Tomas), Mark Lawson (Brody), and Josh Kelly (Cutter).

                The WCVB-TV anchor described her day in Llanview in a special episode of the station’s weeknight news magazine show “Chronicle HD.”  Click here to view Part 1 and Part 2 of Seymour’s day in the life of a soap star.  (NOTE: Part 2 also contains an unrelated story that was also featured on that particular episode of the program).

                • Ted King
                • Kassie DePaiva
                • Mark Lawson
                • Llanview
                • Josh Kelly
                • Shayna Seymour
                • WCVBTV
                • WCVB TV
                • WMUR TV
                • Chronicle HD
                • Dream Big
                • Boston
                • Manchester, New Hampshire


                  Ratings: Very Bad Week For Soaps

                  (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of February 14-18, 2011

                   

                   

                   

                  Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

                  (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

                  Total Viewers
                  1. Y&R 4,644,000 (-473,000/-499,000)
                  2. B&B 2,791,000 (-159,000/-613,000) <—- new low (2nd straight week for a new low)
                  3. DAYS 2,557,000 (-73,000/-718,000)
                  4. GH 2,508,000 (-163,000/-245,000)
                  5. AMC 2,350,000 (-220,000/-552,000)
                  6. OLTL 2,346,000 (-346,000/-276,000)

                  Households
                  1. Y&R 3.3/12 (-.3/-.4)
                  2. B&B 2.0/7 (-.1/-.4) <—- new low
                  3. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/-.5)
                  3. AMC 1.8/6 (-.1/-.4)
                  3. GH 1.8/6 (-.2/-.2)
                  6. OLTL 1.7/6 (-.3/-.3)

                  Women 18-49 Viewers
                  1. Y&R 886,000 (-101,000/-264,000) <—- new low
                  2. GH 720,000 (-38,000/-276,000)
                  3. DAYS 618,000 (-98,000/-248,000)
                  4. OLTL 570,000 (-87,000/-251,000) <—- new low
                  5. B&B 530,000 (+8,000/-222,000)
                  6. AMC 497,000 (-55,000/-278,000) <—- new low

                  Women 18-49 Rating
                  1. Y&R 1.3/9 (-.2/-.4) <—- new low
                  2. GH 1.1/7 (same/-.4)
                  3. DAYS 0.9/6 (-.2/-.4) <—- ties low (Last time: July 12-16, 2010)
                  3. OLTL 0.9/6 (-.1/-.3) <—- ties low (Last time: January 24-28, 2011
                  5. AMC 0.8/5 (same/-.4) <—- ties low (2nd straight week)
                  5. B&B 0.8/5 (same/-.3) <—- ties low (2nd straight week)

                   

                  Girls 12-17 Viewers
                  1. Y&R 43,000 (+5,000/+11,000)
                  2. OLTL 31,000 (-1,000/-12,000)
                  3. GH 26,000 (+5,000/-24,000)
                  4. B&B 25,000 (+9,000/-1,000)
                  5. DAYS 19,000 (-5,000/-16,000)
                  6. AMC 8,000 (-14,000/-25,000)

                  Women 18-34 Rating
                  1. Y&R 0.7/5 (-.1/-.3) <—- ties low (Last time: December 20-24, 2010)
                  1. GH 0.7/5 (+.1/-.4)
                  3. OLTL 0.5/4 (same/-.4)
                  3. DAYS 0.5/4 (-.2/-.5) <—- new low
                  5. AMC 0.4/3 (-.1/-.5) <—- ties low
                  5. B&B 0.4/3 (same/-.4) <—- ties low (2nd straight week)

                  Men 18+ Viewers
                  1. Y&R 1,080,000 (-152,000/-151,000)
                  2. DAYS 621,000 (-3,000/-85,000)
                  3. B&B 609,000 (-125,000/-186,000)
                  4. GH 469,000 (-64,000/+27,000)
                  5. AMC 422,000 (-98,000/-113,000)
                  6. OLTL 400,000 (-135,000/-24,000)

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                  Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

                  AMC
                  Monday: 1.8/2,297,000
                  Tuesday: 1.8/2,314,000
                  Wednesday: 1.9/2,580,000
                  Thursday: 1.8/2,421,000
                  Friday: 1.6/2,140,000

                  B&B
                  Monday: 1.9/2,683,000
                  Tuesday: 2.1/2,874,000
                  Wednesday: 2.1/2,938,000
                  Thursday: 1.9/2,562,000
                  Friday: 2.0/2,898,000

                  DAYS
                  Monday: 1.8/2,555,000
                  Tuesday: 2.0/2,640,000
                  Wednesday: 1.8/2,669,000
                  Thursday: 1.7/2,448,000
                  Friday: 1.7/2,472,000

                  GH
                  Monday: 1.9/2,579,000
                  Tuesday: 1.8/2,411,000
                  Wednesday: 1.8/2,356,000
                  Thursday: 1.8/2,621,000
                  Friday: 1.8/2,574,000

                  OLTL
                  Monday: 1.8/2,374,000
                  Tuesday: 1.8/2,365,000
                  Wednesday: 1.8/2,496,000
                  Thursday: 1.7/2,396,000
                  Friday: 1.6/2,100,000

                  Y&R
                  Monday: 3.4/4,650,000
                  Tuesday: 3.3/4,496,000
                  Wednesday: 3.6/5,015,000
                  Thursday: 3.3/4,620,000
                  Friday: 3.1/4,441,000

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                  For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through February 20, 2011

                  Households
                  1. Y&R 3.7
                  2. B&B 2.3
                  3. DAYS 2.0
                  3. GH 2.0
                  5. OLTL 1.9
                  5. AMC 1.9

                  Women 18-49 Rating
                  1. Y&R 1.7
                  2. GH 1.4
                  3. DAYS 1.2
                  4. B&B 1.0
                  4. OLTL 1.0
                  6. AMC 0.9

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                    GH Recap: Friday, February 25, 2011

                    GH Recap: Friday, February 25, 2011

                    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, February 25, 2011.

                    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                    In the aftermath of the wedding, everyone is reeling from what happened. Sonny, Robin, Edward and Jax are beside themselves with grief, anger and disbelief as Ethan ushers Kristina, Molly and Morgan home away from danger. Michael is the only one who can calm his father down. Jason worries that the Balkan’s intentions don’t add up. Jason gets a call from Franco and Sonny discovers that the body is not who they think it is. Lulu arrives outside of the Archer Pavilion to comfort Dante after the tragedy, despite her feelings of betrayal.

                    On the Next General Hospital…

                    • Sonny vows to get answers from Shawn.
                    • Jason notices something is wrong with Sam.
                    • Brenda finds herself in the Balkan’s clutches.

                     

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