(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Carly and Johnny discuss their “night” plans. Michael tries to get rid of a gun as Carly looks for Zacchara dirt with Luke’s help. Ewen gives Dante and Delores a psychological profile on their killer.
Shawn discovers TJ, the teenage son of the man he accidentally killed in battle. Looks like Shawn has another person to look out for in Port Charles.
Matt gets uncomfortable with all the attention Ewen is paying Elizabeth.
Lulu tries a new job: dog walking, with disastrous results.
Kate gets an ugly eyeful of Sonny and wonders if she will stick with him.
Tracy burns over upcoming events.
On the Next General Hospital…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, January 16, 2012.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Jason and Sam reel together and have more questions than answers.
Sonny braces himself in a fight to survive. Shawn discovers him, and we see Jax walking away with a gun.
Shocked, Patrick refuses to believe Elizabeth and fears the worst. Patrick calls Robin.
Ewen and Cassandra discuss her possible past as Lulu confronts Ethan on his crush. Meanwhile, Helena lurks in the walls of Wyndemere.
Maxie and Matt prepare for the “Woman Behind The Man” shoot, and she asks him to move in with her. Who is following Maxie?
On the Next General Hospital…
On the heels of a cancellation announcement and a failed online venture, it was announced that successful former Executive Producer, Frank Valentini, and former Head Writer, Ron Carlivati, of “One Life to Live” were hired for the same positions at a struggling “General Hospital.” Rattling many “GH” fans in recent days has been the announcement that at least several major “OLTL” stars will be showing up in Port Charles as their Llanview alter egos. Carlivati insists to insiders that “GH” fans need not worry as he has no intention of turning their soap into “OLTL.” To that end, the show-runners have also announced the return of three of “GH’s” most legendary performers and characters – Finola Hughes, Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms as Anna, Robert and Holly – for extended runs on the last-standing ABC daytime drama.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It was recently announced that Darnell Williams would be joining the cast of “The Young and the Restless” in 2012. The two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner becomes the forth “All My Children” actor to land on the high rated CBS daytime dramas since the 41-year old ABC soap went off the air in September 2011. He joins Jacob Young who returned to “The Bold and the Beautiful” last September, and past and future co-stars Debbi Morgan and Melissa Claire Egan.
Williams long-time co-star, Morgan, currently plays Harmony on “Y&R,” the long-time absent mother of Devon (Bryton McClure) on the CBS soap. Paired with Morgan, Williams contributed to forming daytime’s first super couple of color on “AMC.” Jesse and Angie Hubbard remain, arguably, the most enduring and famous couple of color created on daytime television. This marks the forth soap that Williams and Morgan have appeared on together, ultimately paired with each other each time. Along with the aforementioned soaps, the actors have appeared on “Loving” and ‘The City” at the same time. Williams started his daytime career on “AMC” in 1981.
In recent years the number one soap in the nation has taken to hiring – and then in several cases firing – former “AMC” actors at a very high rate. Since 2005, “Y&R” has hired Amelia Heinle (Victoria; ex-Mia, “AMC”), Vincent Irizarry (ex-David, “AMC” and “Y&R”), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe; ex-Maggie, “AMC”), Stacy Haiduk (Patty; ex-Hannah, “AMC”), Eden Riegel (ex-Heather, “Y&R”; ex-Bianca, “AMC”), Billy Miller (Billy; ex-Richie, “AMC”), Jeff Branson (Ronan; ex-Jonathan, “AMC”), Egan (Chelsea ;ex-Annie, “AMC”), Morgan and Williams fresh off their Pine Valley runs. Fittingly, “Y&R” jumped at the chance to hire “AMC’s” long-time casting director, Judy Blye Wilson, this past fall.
There are currently no details available on whom Williams will be playing on “Y&R” or when he will debut in his new role. Stay tuned.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While she holds out great hope for the future of daytime television, the former first lady of the genre, Susan Lucci, is currently busy adding another notch to her full resume. Beginning this fall, fans can see the legend and former star of “All My Children” hosting and narrating a new series, titled “Deadly Affairs,” for the cable network Investigation Discovery.
Along with updated encore presentations of some of prime-times most memorable investigation shows, like NBC’s “Dateline” and CBS’ “48 Hours,” Investigation Discovery or ID is known for creating new programming documenting true-life stories of crime and punishment. Some of their more popular original series include “I (Almost) Got Away With It,” “Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?,” “Wicked Attraction,” and “Deadly Women.” Following a similar formula to “Wicked Attraction,” according to a press release from the network, “Deadly Affairs” will “explore true stories of romance gone wrong and the crimes of passion that resulted.” Noting the often romantic and tragic heritage of daytime television serial storytelling, Lucci calls the seemingly natural partnership “a perfect match.” In the past, Lucci has narrated on at least severel occasions in the past including for Lifetime’s “Intimate Portrait,” the prestigious Candlelight Processional at Epcot, and for her memoir “All My Life.”
“Deadly Affairs” will begin filming in March and is set to debut at the beginning of the 2012 – 2013 fall television season. Investigation Discovery has ordered ten episodes of the series. If you can’t wait until fall to see Lucci again, there are no worries ahead for you. Along with airing regularly on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) and on multiple networks with infomercials selling her line of jewelry and products to enhance beauty and fitness, as previously reported, Lucci will guest-star on the new season of “Army Wives.” The series’ sixth season debuts this spring. Lucci will appear in at least two episodes of the high-rated Lifetime series.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former “All My Children” leading men Cameron Mathison and Thorsten Kaye are scheduled to help heat up the primetime schedule later this winter. Mathison is scheduled to hit the sheets with one of televisions original housewives on the last season of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.” Meanwhile, Kaye will show up on NBC’s highly anticipated mid-season replacement, the musical drama “Smash,” where his character will turn the temperature up for a brassy and determined Broadway producer going through some rough personal and professional times.
Mathison will appear opposite former “One Life to Live” star Marcia Cross on “Desperate Housewives” this January. In the wake of an unsuccessful suicide attempt, Cross’ character, Bree Van de Kamp, will take up an interesting new hobby to mask her personal woes. The fiery red head will begin picking up random men at bars for drinks and hot sex. Mathison will make an enticing contribution to Bree’s nasty new habit on Sunday, January 22. Mathison debuted as Ryan Lavery on “AMC” in 1997 and, amongst various other projects, has recently been keeping busy as a correspondent for “Good Morning America.”
Last fall, a publicist for the NBC’s “Smash” confirmed to Soap Opera Network that, while scripts were still in the middle of being written, Kaye would be portraying the recurring role of a love interest for the character of Eileen Rand on the series. Eileen, played by Academy Award winner (“Prizzi’s Honor”) Angelica Huston, will be going through a very tense split from her business partner and husband - who both just happen to be the same man, Jerry Rand (Michael Christofer). When recently contacted for an update on Kaye’s role we were told there was “nothing further” to add at this time. As per Kaye’s official website, look for the actor to make his debut on the seventh original episode of the series which should air in March. Kaye started his daytime career on “One Life to Live” in 1995 and ended it, for the time being, on “AMC” in 2011. “Smash” debuts on Monday, February 6 on NBC.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, January 13, 2012.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Sam tells Jason the results.
Patrick is concerned he has not heard from Robin. She finally calls – but she is not where she claims to be. Elizabeth has a heart-to-heart with Patrick.
A familiar face is back in Port Charles.
Meanwhile, Kate talks Sonny down from compromising his son in mob revenge but he gets into trouble. We see Michael buy a gun.
Ethan and Cassandra combust but Ewen warns Cassandra.
On the Next General Hospital…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of January 16, 2012.
THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL
On Tuesday, January 17, Lulu begins a new career – with interesting results. Later, with wine in hand, Lulu mulls her future. Jason and Sam reel. Spinelli gets an update concerning Franco on Wednesday, January 18. Can Steve and Olivia get back on track? Shawn finds the son of the man he accidentally killed, TJ. Fate (and school) acquaints the same young man with Molly. Shawn has his hands full with TJ on Thursday, January 19. Tracy goes through the stages of grief as Anthony continues to plan their wedding with an unnerved Maxie. Someone important interrupts Anthony and Tracy’s big moment. Patrick is rocked by his discussion with Elizabeth. He later calls Robin who agrees to return home. On Friday, January 20, will Robin find the strength to come clean to her husband?
The Inside Story: Father Figure
Carly returns to Luke for help after upping the ante with Johnny. Sonny finds himself in a fight for survival. Shawn later comes upon the mobster as we see Jax walking away from the scene with a gun. Ewen gives Dante and Delores insight into the mind of the killer. Michael, meanwhile, tries to get rid of a gun. Kate gets an unsettling reminder that Sonny still has a very dark side. Johnny confronts Michael after finding him with a gun. Jason and Sonny discuss their history with the Zacchara family. Jax stops Michael from making a mistake. Michael appears to take a loving Jax’s good advice to heart. Luke is ready to give Carly what she wants … for a price. Later, Luke’s news stuns Sonny. Will Carly and Johnny actually go through with it and make love on Friday, January 20? Olivia and Kate discuss the trouble with men. Kate arrives at the airport to meet someone.
A Closer Look: Love Games
Ewen and Cassandra discuss the past. Lulu, meanwhile, confronts Ethan about his crush as Helena continues to lurk. Maxie asks Matt to move in with her. But who is following the manic fashionista? Matt bristles at the attention Ewen is paying to Elizabeth. Maxie and Elizabeth argue about Matt. Matt tries to keep the peace but finds himself physically trapped between the two warring parties. On Thursday, January 19, Maxie asks Spinelli an important question that could change the game. Ethan seeks Spinelli out for help. Ewen bristles as Cassandra and Ethan continue to grow closer.
GH ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2012
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Michael E. Knight will be back delighting fans this February. Knight has been cast in The Blank Theatre Company’s west coast production of “The Cost of the Erection.”
Aptly titled, “The Cost of the Erection” is a oft-time comedic tale about a wealthy woman who, in an effort to revive her marriage, forces her architect husband (played by Knight) into a face-off against a younger, hotshot architect to design the exclusive Manhattan space she purchases. The Jon Marans play is directed by Daniel Henning and will play at The Blank Theatre Company’s 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood. Henning is the founder of the award winning Blank Theatre Company. Joining Knight on stage is Robin Riker (who has appeared on several soaps including “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Days of Our Lives”), as the wealthy wife, James Louis Wagner, as the young architect, and Kal Bennett.
The play will make its Hollywood debut with preview performances beginning on Saturday, February 4. The official opening night will be on February 11. Performances will continue every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through March 18. Tickets range from $26.00 to $30.00. For more information on tickets, location and the play visit www.TheBlank.com.
In the meantime, enjoy a sneak peek of “The Cost of the Erection” in the video below:
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After a successful three-city tour on the east coast, “A Tribute to Pine Valley,” produced and presented by Celebrity Events Group, Soap Opera Digestand Visit Myrtle Beach: South Carolina, is taking the show to the midwest. Beginning today, January 13, the tribute will hit three venues in Wisconsin and Illinois. The tour boasts a cast of some of “All My Children’s” most popular and sustaining actors for a question and answer session as well as an autograph and photo session where you can meet your favorite stars up-close and personal.
The tour as originated was slated to star Walt Willey (ex-Jackson), Michael E. Knight (Tad), Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan), Vincent Irizarry (ex-David), Jacob Young (ex-JR) and Julia Barr (ex-Brooke). After an injury sidelined Barr from attending the event on the east coast, Darnell Williams (ex-Jesse) stepped in and took her place. Williams, Willey, Mathison, Irizarry and Young will remain with the tour as it hits the midwest and have added some feminine energy to the mix this time around. Look for the beautiful Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall) to attend this weekends events. The opportunity to say thank you and goodbye to the loyal fans for potentially the last time appealed to the actress who notes to Soaps In Depth, “when am I going to have [another] chance to do stuff with [AMC] fans?” Taking note of the attractive slate of former co-stars attending, the actress added “when I saw who was doing it, I thought, ‘My boys! My boys are doing it, so I have to go be with my boys!’”
On Friday, January 13, the six actors will land in Green Bay, Wisconsin at Fox Cities PAC. The events will run from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Tickets start at $38.00. On Saturday, January 14, the tour moves to Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Pabst Theater. The events will run from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM as well. Tickets start at $35.00. On Sunday, January 15, the tour ends in Chicago, Illonois at the Rosemont Theater. The events will run from 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Tickets start at $35.00 here as well. For more information on these events and information on how to purchase tickets visit A Tribute to Pine Valley.