OLTL: BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR
On Monday, March 18, “One Life to Live” begins filming for the first time in more than a year. Returning star Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan) posted pictures from the set, which shows construction underway (the soap was reportedly building sets last week) along with a look into what “All My Children’s” sets are expected to look like as well as some key sets (namely the hospital and coffee shop) will be shared by both series (with alterations). It’s understood that crew members will help transition certain sets from one show to another depending on which soap is currently in production.
Hot off of completing the first round of “All My Children” filming in Connecticut for its online rebirth, Supervising Producer Sonia Blangiardo joined up with Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart), the star of [Blangiardo's] upcoming online drama “Tainted Dreams” for a trip to Texas. The pair landed in the ABC affiliate news studio, WFAA, which airs in the fifth largest media market in America, Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas. Blangiardo and Minshew talked to host Ron Corning – former host of ABC’s “World News Now” and WNYW’s “Good Day New York” – about both upcoming online projects on the popular morning news program, “Daybreak.”
Soon after Soap Opera Network reported that The OnLine Network (TOLN) had revealed new logos for both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” the production company has now revealed more new logos! As seen on their official social media sites, Twitter (@allmychildren / @onelifetolive) and Facebook (AMC / OLTL), “AMC’s” initial logo now has life put into it instead of a plain white background, while “OLTL” is now at the center between heaven (black) and hell (red). The theme for “One Life” looks to play off of the fact that the series was originally supposed to be titled “Between Heaven and Hell” before ABC settled on the finished product way back when.
On Saturday, April 6, fans of ABC’s “General Hospital” will be able to learn more about the 50 year history of one of television’s longest running programs. On that day, ABC News will feature the soap during that night’s airing of “20/20,” Soap Opera Network has learned.
“GH’s” Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) tweeted on Monday, “Just finished a sit down interview with 20/20 for
#gh 50 year anniversary. #blessed #proud #honored.” Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri) also tweeted about being part of the episode. “But the lovely man doing the story for ’20/20′ did tell me i am a ‘sound bite machine’…” More star appearances are expected to be announced next week along with the timeslot in which fans can expect to tune in.
As we reported last week, “General Hospital’s” Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery) is currently part of a four-episode arc on the web comedy “Old Dogs & New Tricks,” which follows the misadventures of four middle-aged gay friends in West Hollywood. He now has two episodes under his belt, meaning half the fun is yet to come!
“General Hospital’s” Jack Wagner (Frisco Jones) has been a busy man. In addition to his upcoming Sunday, March 17 appearance on “Celebrity Apprentice” with “All My Children’s” Susan Lucci (Erica Kane), which you can read more about here, he’s also set to appear on Nick at Nite’s original series, “See Dad Run”!
The live-action family comedy follows David Hobbs (played by Scott Baio), who, after ten years of starring as America’s favorite TV dad, becomes a stay-at-home father to honor the deal he made with his soap star wife (Alanna Ubach), so she may return to the spotlight.
When “All My Children” stars originally signed on to the A Tribute to Pine Valley tour, they viewed it as their last opportunity to say heartfelt, personal goodbyes to their most loyal fans. But now, with the show set to debut on TOLN on Monday, April 29, they’re looking at the tour dates as chances to party! And guess what? Two more celebratory Tribute dates have been added!
You can catch Walt Willey (Jackson Montgomery), Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart Slater), Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward), Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard), Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, now “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Rick Forrester) on Saturday, April 27, at the Sarasota Opera House in Sarasota, Florida, as well as on Sunday, April 28, at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek, Florida.
With six Outstanding Lead Actress Daytime Emmy Awards under her belt — or rather, on her shelf — “One Life to Live’s” Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord) is one woman to be respected. So when she says TOLN’s version of the iconic show she’s been a part of for more than 40 years is going to be stellar, you’d damn well better believe her!
“I think we’re in great shape. I really do,” the actress reveals. “I have ultimate faith in [co-headwriter] Susan Horgan. She emailed me a few weeks ago, and she said, ‘You’re going to love this. This is so exciting.” I had lunch with her right after she took the job, and we talked for like three hours just about where the show was when it ended, and she already had so many crazy, wonderful ideas, and I thought, ‘This is going to be great.’”
For those that don’t know him or have yet to discover him, Robert Scott Wilson is both a model and an actor. In September 2012, Wilson won the coveted position as the first-ever male model on “The Price is Right.” The game show hosted by Drew Carey, currently in its 41st season on CBS, issued an open casting call for male models in Los Angeles in August of last year and hundreds of hopefuls showed up. After being narrowed down to just 26 individuals, the men competed in a series of challenges that were featured on priceisright.com. Such challenges included writing and singing original lyrics based on the theme music from the iconic series. Ultimately, Wilson beat out finalists Clint Brink and Nick Denbeigh and began a week-long stint in mid-October, which has since turned into a regular gig. When news first broke that Wilson would be joining the cast of “All My Children” in the contract role of Peter Cortlandt, one could only wonder if he would be departing the game show after such a short period of time. Wonder no more as the actor tells Soap Opera Network, he’ll be doing both!
Ratings Report for the Week of March 4-8, 2013
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,549,000 (-65,000/+274,000)
2. B&B 3,532,000 (-26,000/+469,000)
3. GH 2,708,000 (-57,000/+364,000)
4. DAYS 2,563,000 (+46,000/+134,000)
1. Y&R 3.4/11 (+.1/+.3)
2. B&B 2.7/8 (+.1/+.4) <—– 4 year high *
3. GH 2.0/6 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
* Highest since February 16-20, 2009 (2.7/8)