(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Daytime Confidential reports that long-time “All My Children” casting director Judy Blye Wilson has decided to move on to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” The report indicates that Wilson had hoped to remain on the soap she has spent twenty years casting but the production company that licensed “AMC,” Prospect Park, failed to reach out to her.
Since 1991, Wilson has acted as the casting director for “AMC.” Along with other high-level executives at the soap, that means she has had an influential hand in the hiring of cast members ranging from current A-listers Sarah Michelle Gellar and Josh Duhamel to rising prime-time television and movie stars Micheal B. Jordan, Eva la Rue, Shannon Kane, Kelli Giddish and Leven Rambin. She also played a hand in discovering most of “Y&R’s” current cast – including Billy Miller, Jeff Branson and Eden Riegel (“Y&R” also recently acquired Debbi Morgan who is not a Wilson find) – and that may be part of the reason the number one soap in the U.S.A. extended the award-winning casting director an offer.
Before joining “AMC,” Wilson acted as the casting director of “Ryan’s Hope” from 1981 to 1987 and held the same position at “One Life to Live” from 1988 to 1991. She won three consecutive Daytime Emmy’s for her casting on “AMC” extending from 2001 thru 2004. She has been awarded ten Artios Awards from the Casting Society of America for her casting work on “AMC” (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). She may add another Artios Award to her shelf this November.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Late last week, on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” an excited Cameron Mathison (Ryan) announced that the production company that licensed “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” from ABC this summer, Prospect Park, had started to contact actors from his show to negotiate. Today, Prospect Park revealed to the press that they have come to terms with not only Mathison but his co-star Lindsay Hartley (Cara) to continue with the 41-year old daytime drama online.
Mathison joined the cast of “AMC” in December 1997 as con-artist and resident hunk Ryan Lavery. The Emmy-nominee, “Dancing with the Stars” contestant and entertainment show correspondent remained on the show for nearly the entire time since. He took a one year break from July 2002 to July 2003 to try other things. Hartley began her daytime career on NBC Daytime’s “Passions” as Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald in 1999. She remained on the show until its cancellation in 2008. In 2009, she joined the cast of NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” as Arianna Hernandez. The actress joined the cast of “AMC” as Dr. Cara Castillo in December 2010 after an early dismissal from “DAYS.” Hartley is married to former “Smallville” star Justin Hartley.
The deals with Mathison, Hartley and “OLTL’s” Erika Slezak (Viki), Michael Easton (John), Kassie DePaiva (Blair) and Ted King (Tomas) are not official as can be, yet. Prospect Park and the actor’s union, AFTRA, have to come to official terms before anything can be made official. It appears to be just a matter of time before that happens.
Prospect Park also announced today that they will release “AMC’s” first day of production for the 2012 season in the next few weeks. “AMC” last airs on ABC on Friday, September 23.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, September 19, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Dante and Lulu have a moment of genuine longing over a wedding dress.
Entrapped at dinner with Anthony, Tracy is unaware that Luke is watching her. Later, Luke and Skye cross again on the Quartermaine jet.
Both Elizabeth and Maxie are separately in danger. Spinelli channels Jackal, P.I. for a heroic moment – but a mysterious someone “helps.” Meanwhile, Lucky comes to Elizabeth’s rescue, and yet his drug demons continue to haunt him.
Kate eggs Sonny on, arguing Sonny is his own worst enemy.
On the Next General Hospital…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, September 19, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Todd is arrested and Jack reveals he’s the eyewitness. Nervous Jack is forced to lie to Todd’s face about having seen him at the crime scene. Todd calls Téa to ask for her help. Jack swears to Victor’s grave that he did what he had to do to get Victor justice. Dani tells Téa about Jack’s eyewitness account. Téa’s troubled by the information, and by Todd’s arrest.
When Brody hears about the arrest, he appears to be relieved. He and Natalie, with Liam, marvel at the turn their relationship ending up taking. Brody proposes to Natalie.
Cutter’s shocked to discover the gun is missing from Morris. Cutter threatens Kim. Echo, under pressure from Kim, tries to convince Rex to give everything back to Clint. He takes off for the hospital in Kentucky. Kim reveals to her “friend” that she has the gun Rex used to kill Victor. It’s the key to them getting everything they want. At EOD, Kim finds Rex about to discover her secret patient.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, September 19, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Colby tells a confounded Maya that she believes [Maya] is what is right for Lucy. Liza comes down hard on Maya with a clear objective to send her back to the Hubbard family. Jesse realizes Angie can really see and rejoices with his wife. Jesse takes Angie to see David. Angie thanks a thrilled David for what he’s done for her. Brot and Natalia tells Randi and Frankie they want to keep their wedding low-key considering all the loss the Hubbard family has recently faced. Jesse tells Brot and Natalia that they’re getting married at the loft and reveals that Angie will literally see every minute of it. Maya takes Lucy to Angie after Jesse reveals the good news. Angie sees Lucy for the first time. Jesse, Angie, Frankie, Randi, Natalia, Brot, Maya and Lucy gather together for a family portrait as the audience is treated to flashbacks of the rich history and legacy of the Hubbard family.
Colby reveals to Liza that Maya is going to stay with the Hubbard family … and that Angie regained her sight. Liza is overcome with emotion. Colby is impressed with the changes she sees in her mother.
Liza remains neutral on the topic of David while talking to Cara. After giving it thought, Cara goes to see David in jail. She tells David she does want him to be a part of their child’s life. David and Cara share a kiss.
David insists that Griffin take care of the remaining Project Orpheus patient that he can’t care for now. Although Griffin refuses to give him an answer, David is sure Griffin’s conscience won’t allow him to refuse his request. Cara presses Griffin to do as David asked. Griffin arrives at David’s facility but has second thoughts. He ultimately can’t turn his back on the patient.
JR is convinced David has Babe. Krystal refuses to believe it is true and insists that JR get a grip when he asserts that he and Babe will get AJ back. Marissa shoves her restraining order in JR’s face. JR threatens Marissa and makes it clear that there isn’t a piece of paper that exists that will keep him from his son. Later at the mansion, JR fondles the gun he took from Adam’s belongings as he tearfully stares at a picture of himself, Babe and AJ.
On the Next All My Children…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Both “Days of our Lives” and “General Hospital” have added a writer to their respective staff.
David Kreizman joins the writing staff of “GH” as script writer. Kreizman is the former Co-Head Writer of “All My Children,” “As The World Turns,” and “Guiding Light.”
“DAYS” is adding new blood to its writing staff in hiring Lacey Dyer to write scripts. Dyer was a writers’ assistant for “DAYS” from 2010-2011. In other “DAYS” news, script writer John Newman is exiting the show. Newman rejoined “DAYS” for his second stint as script writer in 2008.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of September 19, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL
On Monday, September 19, Lulu tries to resist the pull to Dante. Olivia gives Dante some advice. Lulu turns to Ethan and Maxie for help. Dante confides in Lucky. Lulu is ready to make things right with Dante. Kate has a heart to heart with Kristina after talking to Sonny. Will Kristina forgive Sonny? Kristina shares some good news with Ethan on Wednesday, September 21. Luke watches Tracy and Anthony dining together. Luke and Skye cross again. Kristina and Molly surprise Alexis. Robin and Patrick bond. Sonny has a special invitation for Kate on Friday, September 23.
The Inside Story: I Do
Maxie once again finds herself ring-less as she prepares Jason and Sam’s wedding. Sam catches Jason off-guard on Tuesday, September 20. Franco learns Jason is getting married and didn’t invite him. Jason and Sam get visits from Edward, Monica, Elizabeth and Carly. Is an emotional Sam having second thoughts? Franco plots his return to Port Charles. Maxie tries to salvage the wedding preparations but things just go from bad to worst. Maxie loses her cool. Franco prepares for the wedding. Jason calms Sam and takes her on a ride on his motorcycle. The pair decide to get married on the spot at a Chinese restaurant. The next morning. Jason and Sam prepare to announce the news to their friends and family. Franco takes “aim” as everybody celebrates at the reception.
A Closer Look: Fire
Spinelli releases his inner Jackal, P.I. to ride to Maxie’s rescue but his rescue of Maxie is not completely unaided. Lucky, meanwhile, manages to rescue Elizabeth in time. Johnny takes care of Anthony’s mess. Lucky briefs Mac on the case while Dante worries Lucky will incriminate himself. Matt treats Elizabeth much to Maxie’s chagrin. Spinelli tries to come clean to Maxie about his cyber amnesia. Johnny makes big plans on Thursday, September 22. Dante and Lucky discuss the case. Someone is shot when Dante interrupts Johnny handling business in Sonny’s warehouse. Lucky fights the urge to give in to his addiction while trying to pack up Siobhan’s belongings.
GH ALERTS: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “The Young and the Restless” during the week of September 19, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
On Monday, September 19, while Abby confesses to Victor on her wearing a wire, Ronan begins a heated interrogation on Ashley in order to get her to confess to killing Diane. Tucker learns from Jill that Katherine hired Devon. Wednesday, September 21, Colin and Gloria decide to drown themselves in bottles of wine. Cane hands over evidence to nail Colin. On Friday, September 23, Sharon is stunned to run into Daisy while heading back to jail.
The Inside Story: Billy Yearns to See His Loved Ones
Kevin wants to know from Billy what Victor has over his head that would keep him from going to see Delia. Unfortunately, Billy isn’t talking and refuses to admit what Victor is using against him. Victor shows up and tells Billy that his is a positive match for Delia. Billy becomes emotional over the good news that his daughter will be fine. An uncaring Victor, however, points out to a crushed Billy that once Delia is well, he will leave Genoa City for good. Meanwhile, Kevin continues to lie to Chloe by telling her that he matched as Delia’s donor. He becomes even more uncomfortable when Chloe, along with others deem him as a hero for saving the little girl. While Kevin continues to be plagued with guilt, Billy is plagued with being kept in line by Victor. Billy comments that he should be with his daughter, but Newman snarks that his actions that landed him in jail are too unforgiveable. Meanwhile, Victoria, still pining for Billy, decides to write him an email to let him know about Delia’s condition. Billy, in turn decides to do the same thing.
A Closer Look: Adam’s Sabotage on the Stand Blows Up in His Face
Adam comes to the court house to testify against Sharon. On the stand he attacks her, calling Sharon a terrible mother. Sharon is crushed at how cruel Adam’s words are. When it’s time for cross-examination, Avery promptly turns the tables against Adam. Adam’s hopes of revenge against Sharon blow up in his face. Meanwhile, as Sharon is debating taking a plea bargain, Avery and Phyllis get into a heated exchange with one another.
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Y&R ALERTS BONUS: FALL 2011
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Friday, September 16, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Lauren and Jill met up at Crimson Lights, where Jill complained at how she was once again duped by Colin. Lauren didn’t believe Jill had enough proof, but Jill insisted that if Genevieve wanted to have Colin, she could. She was done. Gloria and Jeffrey were there and stopped at their table. They said they were going down to the hospital to be tested. Jill, in the meantime, was a little taken-aback in Jeffrey openly flirted with her. Unfortunately for Jeffrey, she wasn’t interested.
Jack, Victoria and Chloe were in the hospital room with Delia. They were all talking about Billy together. Victoria excused herself to leave but promised to return. She headed home to have a home cooked meal with Sam. Jack, in the meantime, was still working on finding any leads on where Billy was. He received a phone call and learned that Billy could be in Myanmar. He stepped out of the hospital room, promising Chloe he’d keep her posted if he heard anything. He called Victoria to report the same news to her. After getting off of the phone, Jack ran into Jill, who came with Lauren. Jill wanted to know if Jack was aware that Genevieve took off with Colin on the business trip. Jack told her he wasn’t but it was none of his business. He told her that their concern should be that of Delia. She agreed, and she and Lauren went into the hospital room, where Lauren shared a home video of Fen and Kevin.
Kevin wanted to know why Billy wasn’t at the hospital to see his daughter. Victor, however, did all of the talking, telling Kevin that the two of them would be working together. He took Kevin’s phone from him, to prevent him from making any calls to alert anyone about Billy. He went on to tell Kevin that Billy would have some preliminary tests and if he matched, Kevin would be the faux donor. Kevin told both Victor and Billy that it wouldn’t work, since everyone knew that he didn’t match. Kevin wanted to know what was going on and why Billy was laying low. Victor explained that Billy got into serious trouble and couldn’t simply re-emerge to the family. Realizing that Delia needed to be saved, Kevin reluctantly agreed to help.
Victoria showed up for dinner and marveled over the smell of Sam’ chili. The two dined on chili and a game of Parcheesi. While they were playing, Sam received a phone call and had to take it, leaving Victoria by herself. Sitting there alone, her mind raced to thoughts of Billy and her playing games together. Once off of the phone, Sam and she went back to playing the board game. Victoria did a little victory dance after beating Sam in several matches. An amused Sam challenged her to playing some penny arcade games with him some time. Once again, her mind went back to Billy and the time they shared.
At the Athletic Club, Victor and Jack ran into one another. Jack told Victor about his possible lead, and Victor, said he would ‘look into it’. While he was away, Kevin wanted to know why Billy would turn to Victor for help, when he hated the man so much. Billy, however, wanted to know how Delia was. Kevin told him that Chloe was holding it together. He shared that gave Delia McGruff to her. Billy teared up when he learned that Delia was asking for her daddy. Victor showed back up with a nurse to draw Billy’s blood. He instructed Kevin to go back to the hospital and tell Chloe that the hospital called to have him re-tested. The minute the nurse and Victor were gone, Kevin departed to go back to the hospital. Billy, unable to contain being apart from Delia, also left, sneaking to the hospital to see his daughter.
Victoria decided to leave the house and head to Billy’s trailer. When she peered inside, she noticed it empty. Trying to turn the handle, she discovered it locked. As she stood there, Victor appeared, wondering why she was there. She too, was surprised to see her father there. She shared the news of Jack learning that Billy could be in Myanmar. Victor once again urged her daughter to accept the fact that her marriage to Billy was over. When she left, Victor unlocked the trailer, looking around. He wondered where Billy went off to.
Jack was with Kyle at Crimson Lights. He called Chloe to let her know that he found Billy. He shared with his son that he had to go out of town to bring Billy back home from Hong Kong. An eavesdropping Victor overheard and called someone to tell them that he was glad to see Jack heading out of Genoa City to China.
Kevin told Chloe that he had to be re-tested, which puzzled her. She shared the news that Jack was headed to China to get Billy. When they both headed back to Delia’s room, the little girl told them that she had a dream that Billy was there to visit her.
Jeffrey told Gloria that he had to leave for Las Vegas. He once again flirted with Jill, which annoyed Gloria. She soon received a call from the security company, telling her that she was put down as a person to contact if there was a problem with the security system at Genevieve’s house. Gloria glowed at the notion that Genevieve put her down as someone to keep an eye on things for her. When she arrived, she let herself in, making sure everything was in order. Meanwhile, Colin, who tripped the alarm system, prayed that someone would come. When Gloria came down to the wine cellar, she was surprised to see a drunken Colin sitting in there. Colin hollered for Gloria not to let the door close, but it was too late: Gloria locked herself, along with him, again, in the wine cellar.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Thursday, September 15, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Chloe was the hospital, tending to Delia, who just returned back to the room from her first round of chemotherapy. Delia received a visit from Kevin, he brought her favorite stuffed animal, McGruff. When she saw the stuffed animal, she asked Chloe if her father was going to come and see her. Chloe said that Billy was away on business but loved her very much. Cane soon showed up, giving the young girl a little stuffed koala bear. He told Chloe he went to be tested but wasn’t a match for the transplant. Kevin, in the meantime, stepped out, promising to come back to see Delia. Alone together, watching a sleeping Delia, Cane asked how Chloe was doing. She vented that she was upset that Billy hadn’t made any attempts to see his daughter. Cane made the suggestion that Chloe give Lily a call, since she too was a cancer patient that beat the odds. Chloe thanked him, along with others for their kindness.
Victoria called the office to talk to Victor but was told that he wasn’t there. When Sam came in with Keely, the dog he gave to Victoria, he asked if she had any news on Delia. She shared that the young girl just had her first round of chemotherapy. He was sure that Delia would survive and pull through. As the two were talking, Jack arrived to see Victoria. Spotting Sam, he offered his hellos and asked how he was doing. Jack was curious if Victor had any luck in locating Billy, but Victoria said she tried calling her father but was told he was out of the office. Sam revealed that when he was at the ranch, he heard that Victor was out of town. She was surprised that he left town. Jack and Victoria soon started to talk about Billy and his not being there for Delia. Jack relayed how he talked to Chloe on his being there for Kyle now that he was without a mother, saying it was similar in some ways for her having to handle Delia’s illness without Billy. Jack departed, determined to find out where Billy was. Sam learned that Victoria hadn’t had much to eat and offered to cook her something. Victoria was touched by how kind Sam was being toward her.
Ronan continued to listen to Ashley’s ‘confession’ as Abby wore the wire. Abby, tried in vain to get Ashley to stop talking about the park, but was soon interrupted when Tucker arrived. He wanted to get things out in the open about her not supporting her mother’s decision of them being together. Still freaked out by what she learned and what she knows Ronan had heard, Abby tried to leave, but Tucker said that she wasn’t leaving until they all talked to one another. Abby soon rushed into their bedroom, locking the door. There, she removed the wire and threw it into her purse. When she re-emerged, and bolted out of the door. Tucker was puzzled by her behavior and wanted to go after her, but Ashley told him to let her go. She was thankful that he was being supportive in repairing their relationship
At the Athletic Club, Victor talked to someone on his cell phone to let them know he made it back in town, and that Billy was also in Genoa City. He headed over to see Victoria, who wanted to know when he was out of town. He fibbed and said it was business. He told Victoria he wasn’t able to find Billy at all. Victoria was crushed by the news. When Victor left, Sam told Victoria that while he was making something to eat for her, she should head to the hospital to check in on Delia. Meanwhile, Jack, who had Billy still on his mind, went to his trailer to see if he might have returned there. Seeing the trailer empty, Jack looked around and spotted a picture of Billy and Delia on the table. Jack silently cursed Billy for staying away when people needed him the most.
When Abby reached to police van, she begged Ronan to turn a deaf ear to what he heard Ashley say. Ronan, however told Abby that he couldn’t do that, and he had a confession. Abby told him that her mother wasn’t a murderer. Ronan told Abby that he had what he needed and that she could leave. He asked for the wire and the microphone. She gave him everything out of her purse, but he asked her where the mic was. She said she didn’t have anything else. Meanwhile, back in the bedroom together, Tucker and Ashley found the mic on their bed. Tucker believed that Abby was the one that was trying to get dirt on him. A furious Ashley said she would take care of her daughter. She called her and told her to meet her at Crimson Light immediately. In the meantime, Abby departed the police van and Ronan instantly put a ‘tail’ on her to see where she would go.
At the hospital, Chloe and Cane still talked, as Delia slept. He was grateful that she treated him a bit better than the others have been since he returned back to Genoa City. Chloe told him that she still wasn’t ready to forgive him for what he put everyone through, but she knew that he cared for Delia. Lily arrived and she too offered to be there for Chloe and Delia in anything they needed. When Delia woke up, Lily shared with the little girl a secret on how to handle the nurses and doctors.
Victor ushered a hidden Billy to come into his trailer. While inside, Billy read up the reports on the bone marrow donors. He didn’t believe he’d be a match for Delia, but Victor believed he would be. A concerned Victor wanted to move Billy from staying in the trailer but Billy didn’t want to leave. Billy was more focused on learning the condition of his daughter. Victor called Victoria and both learned that she went through her first bout of chemotherapy. When he got off of the phone, Billy talked on an experimental procedure. They continued to talk on Delia’s condition but when Billy mentioned Victoria, Victor told him that she was of no concern to him anymore, per the deal they made.
Jack arrived at the hospital to see Delia. He told Chloe he found a picture of Delia and Billy and wanted to show it to her. Chloe objected, saying it would just made it harder for her to understand why her father wasn’t there. She continued to gripe at how Billy was proving to be an uncaring father, but both Kevin and Jack defended him. Jack said if Billy knew what was going on, he’d be there for her. Victoria arrived, and Jack showed her the picture. Victoria, too, thought Delia might like to see it, but Chloe, again was against it. Victoria and Jack both tried to reason with Chloe, saying that with Billy gone, Delia had only the good memories of her father. They both encouraged her not to keep her from seeing the photo. Chloe soon agreed to give the photograph to Delia.
At the trailer with Victor, Billy questioned how they were going to hide that fact of who the donor is if he is a perfect match. Victor told him he had a plan to cover their bases. Billy wanted more information on who else was working with them. When there was a knock at the door, Victor answered it. Both Billy and Kevin were stunned to see one another. Billy was horrified to learn that Victor was going to have Kevin be the faux donor.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…