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Francisco San Martin’s First ‘DAYS’ Set

Sunday, February 20, 2011 12:02 AM EDT
As previously reported, "Days of our Lives" has cast daytime newcomer Francisco San Martin in the role of Dario Hernandez, Rafe (Galen Gering) and Gabi's (Camila Banus) brother. Interestingly, the actor previously appeared on "DAYS" in mid-November in the role of Javier Rodriguez, a sick patient that died as he was causing a deadly outbreak at Salem University Hospital while in the presence of Melanie (Molly Burnett) and Nathan (Mark Hapka).
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" Kim Zimmer (Echo DiSavoy) began appearing in the Off-Broadway play "Love, Loss and What I Wore" on February 16. In an exclusive interview, Soap Opera Network spoke with the star about her role in the play, her character on "One Life to Live" and what she'll be doing after her run with "Loss" comes to an end.You went from 'Guiding Light' to 'One Life to Live' and now you're starring in an Off-Broadway show. What attracted you to 'Love, Loss and What I Wore?' The opportunity to work on stage again. I love "One Life," but I'm still just not ... I come here, I do a little bit here, but It's not enough work for me. So I told my agents, I need something to keep my brain going because doing a soap is like I can do it in my sleep. I...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Deadline.com is reporting that ABC Family has given a series order to "The Lying Game," a drama based on the same name as the upcoming novel by "Pretty Little Liars" author Sara Shepard. The series is being written and executive produced by former "All My Children" and "General Hospital" Head Writer Charles Pratt, Jr. and will star "General Hospital's" Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) and former "As The World Turns" starlet Alexandra Chando (ex-Maddie Coleman).The series is about a girl named Emma (Chando), who finds out that she has an identical twin sister named Sutton Mercer (Chando in a double role), who was adopted by wealthy parents and supposedly living the high life until she goes missing. Emma takes it upon herself to find her sister and while in pursuit adventure ensues. Christopher will portray the role of Detective Matthews who is investigating the disappearance of Sutton.Also starring...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While the drama began on today's episode, the real fireworks will be set off next week on ABC's "General Hospital" as Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) prepare to say "I do!" The question is not if they wed, but what happens next?Thanks to ABC, Soap Opera Network is able to provide you with a closer look at next weeks action and adventure. For those that remember the good old Guza ("GH's" head wirter) days, you should look at this clip as "clink boom: part II." PROMO DETAILS: After years of trying to fight their fate. Brenda and Sonny vow to love each other for life. Next Week on General Hospital, one couple with the brightest of futures can't seem to escape the enemies of their past. Now Sonny's new life with Brenda could be over before it begins. General HospitalMaurice BenardVanessa Marcil GiovinazzoPromos

‘OLTL’ March Casting Notes

Friday, February 18, 2011 11:00 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest "One Life to Live" comings and goings for the month of March.For all those wondering where in the world is Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson), don't worry. He will be seen again on Tuesday, February 22, when he has an encounter with Shane, and again on Wednesday, March 2, when he receives some unpleasant news concerning a member of his family.Peter Bartlett is back as Nigel, also on March 2, when he learns something important about his employer while watching an episode of "Access Llanview" with host Phyllis Rose (Wendy Williams), which is all thanks to Vimal (Nick Choksi).Sean J. Cullen returns as Dr. Edward Levin as March 2 as well, when he, Clint, and Viki are one-upped by Tess, who delivers some shocking news.Ilene Kristen is back as Roxy on Monday, February 21, when she returns to a horrifying scene at her hair salon. Look...

‘One Life’ Updates Old Opening

Friday, February 18, 2011 11:00 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork) -- Fans tuning in to last Friday's encore presentation of Todd and Blair's 1995 gold balloon wedding and hoping to take a trip down memory lane by watching "One Life to Live's" 1992-95 infamous "satin sheets" opening sequence, received an unexpected surprise.Instead of the familiar tune which long-time viewers were accustomed to hearing at the beginning of each episode in the early 1990s, they were instead treated to a remixed and more mellow version of the show's current theme music, which has been used since June 2004.The reason for the abrupt change is most likely attributed to copyright issues, considering that particular theme, as well as the one used in the "Tour of Llanview II" opening that followed it from 1995-2004, were both composed by Lee Holdridge. However it begs the question as to why "One Life to Live" chose to remix the current theme music, instead of...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In early January, TVLine.com reported that "General Hospital's" Sebastian Roché would be appearing as a recurring character on "Criminal Minds," now Soap Opera Network has your scoop on who Roché will be playing and when you can get your first look at him on the CBS drama series.According to sources Roché will make his "Minds" debut beginning with the Wednesday, February 23 episode of the hit series in the role of Clyde Easter. In the episode entitled "Coda," Roché's character joins the BAU team after Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) enlists the help of two of her former Interpol colleagues (one played by Roché) for help in hunting down an old nemesis. Roché returns in the Wednesday, March 2 episode entitled "Valhalla," in which there is a series of suspicious murders occurring and Prentiss suspects her old Interpol nemesis of the crimes, making her fear for the safety...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Today friend to the site Michael Fairman posted his interview with "General Hospital's" Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) and Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda Barrett), which was conducted in anticipation of the duos on screen wedding that began airing today on ABC. General Hospital’s Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) chat with Michael Fairman to discuss the wedding day of Sonny and Brenda and the fallout. Plus, Vanessa reveals if she had a clause in her contract that the fictional couple had to actually make it past the “I do’s”. Then, the actors discuss their mutual admiration for working with each other.You can view the interview by clicking on the play button below.General HospitalMaurice BenardVanessa Marcil GiovinazzoMichael FairmanInterviews[vimeo 20106032 w=530 h=360]

GH Recap: Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011 6:00 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Friday, February 18, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Patrick shows up for the wedding, to Robin’s happiness. Lulu accompanies Luke and Ethan to the wedding, and Tracy shows as well. Molly discovers the identity of the Balkan. Jason and Sam attempt to apprehend the Balkan but are too late. It’s Sonny and Brenda’s wedding day, but the Balkan’s kidnapper lays trap to Brenda. Robin tries to recruit Edward to walk Brenda down the aisle when Jason is a no-show. Carly knocks her captors unconscious and arrives just as Brenda is about to walk down the aisle. On the Next General Hospital...Carly threatens Brenda with damning evidence. Shawn takes Sam hostage. Lisa and Johnny have a heart to heart and combust into lovemaking. General Hospital