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Monday, August 24, 2009 4:59 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Dan Gauthier will reprise the role as Kevin Buchanan on “One Life to Live” briefly this fall.
From 2003-2006, Gauthier portrayed Viki and Clint’s eldest son Kevin (nicknamed ‘Kevin Eleven’ by the soap’s producers, to indicate the number of times the role has been recast over the years), before receiving his walking papers from the sudser.  However, he would briefly return for two episodes in August of 2007, in celebration of “One Life to Live’s” 10,000th episode.  

No word yet on either Gauthier’s first airdate, or exactly how long he his stint will last.  It also remains to be seen if Kevin will be returning to Llanview alone, or if he will be bringing someone back with him. 

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

Discussion: Dan Gauthier Brings Kevin Buchanan Back to ‘Life’

Monday, August 24, 2009 4:43 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — Veteran financial news correspondent Ted David to make a special appearance on “One Life to Live” next month as Llanview’s mayoral election kicks into high gear.

For nearly 20 years, David could be found behind the CNBC anchor desk between 1989 and 2008. During his stint at The Consumer News and Business Channel, he could also be heard on CNBC radio and seen providing stock market updates on MSNBC and as a weekend anchor on WNBC-TV in New York City. Prior to joining CNBC, David was an anchor for ABC News Radio and most recently he was an anchor for “Business Week.” He currently does freelance work, most notably for Cablevision’s News12 Long Island and news radio station 1010 WINS.

Ted David will make his “One Life to Live” debut in the coming weeks when he appears in Llanview as the moderator of a political debate between incumbent Mayor Stan Lowell and challenger (and past Mayor) Viki Banks.

According to David Hinckley of the New York Daily News, the political commentator was asked to appear on the soap “after ‘OLTL’ executive producer Frank Valentini said he liked David’s work on CNBC.”

David’s first airdate will be Tuesday, September 8th, and there are hints that he may show up again sometime before the November election.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

Discussion: Ted David Gets Involved in Llanview Politics

ABC Daytime Previews Labor Day

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( — It’s been called the unofficial start of fall and the last major summer holiday.  Labor Day was created to honor the working men and women across the United States.  It’s also a chance for ABC Daytime to take the opportunity to catch viewers up on some of the key moments from the recent past that helped define current storylines.

On Monday, September 7th, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas like “All My Children,” “General Hospital” or “One Life to Live,” the network has opted to air repeat episodes of the soaps, which originally aired earlier this summer.

“All My Children” Episode #10061 (original air date 6/29/09)

After a run in with a cop, Tad manages to make it back to the house with the baby before Jake and Liza’s plan goes up in smoke. Jake and Liza fool everyone into thinking she gave birth in the basement. Liza fears Amanda will recognize the baby as her own when she sees him but is greatly relieved when she doesn’t. Tad fakes chest pains to draw attention away from Liza in order to stop the paramedics from taking her to the hospital. Liza tells Colby she’s decided to name the baby Stuart. Marissa defends JR to David. JR confesses to Marissa that he was thinking about Babe when he kissed her and apologizes. Ryan and Erica rush in when they witness Annie holding a gun on Adam. Adam refuses to allow anyone to call the police, choosing to believe Annie when she claims it was all a misunderstanding. Aidan and Ryan are working together to prove Annie killed Stuart. Adam dismisses Erica’s warnings about Annie as he accuses her of just being jealous. Adam kisses Annie when he notices Erica spying on them.

“One Life to Live” Episode #10456 ‘Mother and Child Reunion’ (original air date 6/15/09)

Marcie and Starr have a heart to heart talk, with Marcie telling Starr she sees how much she’s matured since Hope’s birth and can tell she’s ready to be a mother to her own daughter. A spiteful Asher tempts Cole with pills. Although tempted to find a temporary escape, Cole comes to his senses and decides to throw the pills into the water just as a cop approaches him. Miserable after being jilted by Ray, a drunken Dorian makes a disaster of the party Langston throws to celebrate Markko’s graduation. Markko’s conservative parents are horrified when Dorian reveals Markko and Langston slept together on prom night and forbid their son to have any contact with Langston whatsoever. Dorian continues on her tear, kicking Moe and Noelle out of the house and firing Shaun. Incensed by her behavior, Langston shoves Dorian into the pool. Téa’s outraged when Todd forces her to testify at his and Blair custody hearing as she knows she could be disbarred if she tells the truth by admitting she played a part in John and Blair’s sham of a marriage. Blair and Téa both expose the other’s secret when they reveal they each admitted Todd was the love of their lives. The judge rules that Todd and Blair will both retain custody of the kids but decides that everyone must live together under one roof. Téa plans on getting even with Todd.

 “General Hospital” Episode #11852 (original air date 7/21/09)

 Claudia gets in a horrific car accident trying to avoid a reckless driver. Carly, who happens to be close by, pulls Claudia from the wreckage. Meanwhile, Johnny walks in to see Sonny and Olivia kissing. Johnny informs Sonny that tests confirm that Sonny is the father of Claudia’s baby. Sonny doesn’t believe Johnny but later learns he was telling the truth as he sees Claudia being rushed into the emergency room. Jason helps Michael cover his tracks when he admits he thinks he caused a car accident. Kristina fears she could have caused Claudia’s accident. Sam picks up on Kristina’s unease when she returns home. Sam and Jason suspect that either Michael or Kristina could have caused Claudia’s accident. Patrick and Kelly tell Claudia that both her and her unborn baby’s lives are at risk. Maxie is tempted to accept Spinelli’s marriage proposal after seeing the beautiful ring he got for her. Maxie asks Spinelli for more time to decide about his proposal.

Original episodes of your favorite ABC soaps return Tuesday, September 8th.

“All My Children,” “General Hospital,” and “One Life to Live” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

‘OLTL’ September Comings & Goings

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:04 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — The latest “One Life to Live” casting information.

Just when viewers had thought they had seen the last of Matthew Buchanan’s bully Justin, Jack Rovello is set to reprise the role he originated back in January. However this time, instead of being in Matthew’s orbit, Justin gets mixed up with some of Llanview’s more shifty characters.

With the teen last airing in June, and with Rovello’s name being absent from the closing credits in recent weeks, “OLTL” fans began to assume that the character had simply ran his course and would fade into the background. But on Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st, Justin pops up again in Llanview. After a lapse in judgement, his actions quickly land him in hot water, and could spell danger for someone else in town. To make matters worse, yet another Llanview citizen misinterprets what he sees, which could create even more danger for one person in particular.

Theis Weckesser returns as Llanview police officer Keaton on Tuesday, August 25th. Some of the more alert “OLTL” watchers may recall that this is the same man in blue that arrested Cole recently, when the teen attempted to throw away some unwanted drugs he received from Asher. Look for the corrupt cop to also air the following week as well.

Speaking of Asher (Evan Joiner), expect to see more of the pill-pushing teen and his boss Sergei (David Vadim) in late August and early September as the drug storyline begins to reach its climax.

Also receiving more airtime in the coming weeks will be Kevin O’Rourke as Mayor Stan Lowell. With November just around the corner, Llanview’s morally bankrupt commander-in-chief will be launching his re-election campaign. But will his misdeeds be exposed before it is too late? Look for John to grow even more suspicious of the shady politician, and “One Life to Live’s” two leading ladies Viki and Dorian to also get involved.

Kim Sullivan is back as Judge Runyon on Monday, August 31st, when John approaches him about getting a warrant so he can monitor his (and Bo’s) boss’s actions.

After his run-in with the Buchanans this week when his boss David Vickers attempted to make them the stars of his new reality show, Ford (David Gregory) returns on Wednesday, August 26th. It seems that David’s handsome producer leaves one of the young ladies in Llanview more than a little flustered.

Michael Lowry debuts as Ross Rayburn on Friday, August 28th, when he is tracked down in Tahiti by Blair. Seems Ross has a secret involving himself and Téa, which Blair believes she can use to her advantage.

“OLTL” has released a new audition script for the dayplayer role of a ‘Janitor.’ Apparently, ‘Geoff’ shows the custodian a picture of a man and asks the guy if he can identity him. Geoff responds that he is not a cop when the janitor asks him why he wants to know. Remember that the soap routinely changes character names in these scripts to try to throw off viewers.

Look for some hospital drama to take place in early September, as several doctor and nurse extras have been taping recently.

Head Writer Ron Carlivati tells Soap Opera Digest that “we’ll see some old faces in the coming months.”

“OLTL” Music Director Paul Glass tweets that R&B singer-songwriter Akon was originally scheduled to perform on the show alongside Lionel Richie, but was forced to cancel as the last minute.  He was replaced by Jeremih, whose hit song is entitled “Birthday Sex.”  Lionel Richie and Jeremih’s scenes will air on Tuesday, September, 29th.  

And “OLTL” marked a milestone on Tuesday, August 18th, with the airing of the soap’s 10,500th episode. 

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

Discussion: ‘OLTL’ September Comings & Goings

Sunday, August 16, 2009 3:50 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

Bobbie Eakes ( — The latest news on “AMC’s” move to California.

After weeks of rumors, on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4, the cast of ABC’s “All My Children” were told by ABC Daytime President Brian Frons that the soap would be moving production to Los Angeles – ending its 39 year run of production in New York City. This week, in the New York Daily New and Soap Opera Digest, an ABC representative cleared up some important details about the move.

As previously reported, all of the contract actors on “AMC” have been given the option to move with the production of the show to Los Angeles or be let out of their contract should the big move conflict with their best interests. The initial report was that the actors were given just one week to make the decision. The actors were actually given the week of August 10 off to contemplate the move but an ABC representative reports that the actors have until September 8 to make their decision. The actors final decisions will be announced following that deadline. The ABC representative also confirms that many members of the cast have already made the decision to make the move; thanks to their Facebook entries, Soap Opera Network can confirm that Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey) and Shannon Kane (Natalia Fowler) are among those actors deciding to go left and remain with “AMC.”

Rumors are swirling about who’s not going to L.A., the list includes several of the soaps key players, but we won’t know the facts for some time yet. The following is a list of the current contract players on “AMC” along with the first year they appeared on the soap:

Susan Lucci [Erica Kane, 1970]
Ray MacDonnell [Dr. Joe Martin, 1970]
James Mitchell [Palmer Cortlandt, 1979]
Darnell Williams [Jesse Hubbard, 1981]
Michael E. Knight [Tad Martin, 1982]
Debbi Morgan [Dr. Angela Hubbard, 1982]
David Canary [Adam & Stuart Chandler, 1983]
Vincent Irizarry [Dr. David Hayward, 1997]
Cameron Mathison [Ryan Lavery, 1998]
Alicia Minshew [Kendall Hart Slater, 2002]
Aiden Turner [Aidan Devane, 2002]
Jacob Young [J.R. Chandler, 2003]
Bobbie Eakes [Krystal Carey Hayward, 2003]
Thorsten Kaye [Zach Slater, 2004]
Chrishell Stause [Amanda Dillon Martin, 2005]
Melissa Claire Egan [Annie Lavery, 2006]
Cornelius Smith Jr. [Dr. Frankie Hubbard, 2007]
Ricky Paull Goldin [Dr. Jake Martin, 2008]
Brianne Moncrief [Colby Chandler, 2008]
Denise Vasi [Randi Morgan, 2008]
Beth Ehlers [Taylor Thompson, 2008]
Shannon Kane [Natalia Fowler, 2008]
J.R. Martinez [Brot Monroe, 2008]
Adam Mayfield [Scott Chandler, 2009]
Jamie Luner [Liza Colby, 2009]
Brittany Allen [Marissa Tasker, 2009]
Stephanie Gatschet [Madison North, 2009]

Production of “AMC” in New York City will cease after the Friday, December 11 work day.

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    Friday, August 14, 2009 4:49 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Kathy Brier announces on her website that she is “in talks to return to ‘One Life to Live’ for a few episodes” as Marcie McBain, only two months after her character packed up and moved with husband Michael from Llanview to Seattle.

    Viewers last saw Marcie on June 17th as she was helping Michael box up their personal belongings in their less-than-luxurious Angel Square apartment in preparation of the couple’s move to Seattle, where Michael had been offered a job at a prestigious hospital. Just before leaving town Marcie also got her storybook ending by learning that, after two aborted adoption attempts, she was finally pregnant with a baby of her own.

    Portraying Marcie McBain (née Walsh) since 2002 Brier, along with her onscreen hubby Michael (Chris Stack) were informed by “One Life to Live” earlier this year that the soap had no plans to keep them in Llanview once their contracts reached their expiration dates in June, citing lack of storyline possibilities as the reason for the popular couple’s termination.

    While Stack briefly reprised the role of Dr. Michael McBain for three episodes last month to help wrap up the Shane Morasco stem cells storyline, Brier and Marcie were nowhere to be seen.

    While the exact nature of Brier’s upcoming “OLTL” return have yet to be announced, her latest stint is expected to be short-term. It also remains to be seen exactly which characters Marcie will share scenes with, and if her husband Michael will be returning as well. No first airdate has been revealed, however given the fact that both parties are still hammering out the details and that “OLTL” routinely tapes approximately 4-6 weeks in advance, it would likely be sometime this fall before fans can expect to see Marcie back in Llanview.

    SON will keep you informed as this story continues to develop.

    In other news…

    Soap Opera Weekly is reporting that Eloise Mumford has been cast as Loretta Hogan, a witness called to the stand by Téa to testify in Matthew’s defense on Thursday, September 3rd. The character’s name is a play on that of “OLTL’s” publicist, Lauri Hogan.

    An ABC spokesperson tells Carolyn Hinsey of the New York Daily News that “The rumor that ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘All My Children’ will become two half-hour shows is incorrect.” Hmmm…wonder if that is the same spokesperson that told SON about a month ago that “All My Children” was NOT shifting production from New York City to Los Angeles.

    Hinsey also reports that, with regards to Thorsten Kaye (Zach “AMC,” ex-Patrick “OLTL”), a network rep. comments that “Our primary focus right now is ‘AMC.’ We hope Thorsten comes to L.A. to continue as Zach. We can’t think of other options until we know Thorsten’s decision.” Meanwhile, rumors continue to swirl that Kaye may opt out of following “AMC” to the West Coast and instead remain in New York City and return to “OLTL,” where his wife Susan Haskell portrays Marty Saybrooke.

    From the Twitter files…

    Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) reveals that her younger brother Eddie Alderson (Matthew Buchanan) broke his wrist two weeks ago. Poor Matthew….paralyzed from the waist down and suffering from a broken wrist…can’t the kid ever catch a break?

    Alderson also provides some behind-the-scenes insight by answering a fan question about who exactly writes the notes that Starr leaves for Cole. “They [the show] wrote the note that was on the last show [Wednesday].. I usually write the notes…but they did this one for some reason. lol”

    And, when asked by a fan if he would consider reprising the role of Antonio Vega, Kamar de los Reyes tweets that “I never like to say never but in this case it’s highly unlikely that I will ever go back to ‘OLTL.’” The actor left the sudser earlier this year when he contract was up, stating that he believed “Antonio is longer the central figure I believe he deserves to be,” and that “over the years, he has become less and less valued.” Yeah…right. No offense to the guy, but when one thinks of the great “OLTL” characters from the past 41 years (Carla Gray, Ed Hall, Victor Lord, Karen Wolek, Asa Buchanan, Victoria Lord, Todd Manning, Dorian Cramer Lord, etc…), Antonio Vega just does not come to mind.

    “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

    Discussion: Brier Revisits Her Old ‘Life’ in Llanview

    36th Annual Daytime Emmy Presenters Announced

    Thursday, August 13, 2009 3:50 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

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    ( — The list of presenters for the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Award show has been released. The ceremony will air live (except on the west coast) on Sunday, August 30th, from 8:00 until 10:00 pm et on the CW from the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. This year’s show will be hosted by “Ugly Betty” co-star Vanessa Williams.

    Each of the eight daytime drama series will have a minimum of two presenters this year. Those presenters noted with an asterisk (*) are also nominees this year.

    “All My Children”
    Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Lavery)*
    Susan Lucci (Susan Lucci)
    Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery)

    “As the World Turns”
    Van Hansis (Luke Snyder)*
    Jake Silbermann (Noah Mayer)

    “The Bold and the Beautiful”
    Patrick Duffy (Stephen Logan)
    Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan)
    Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester)
    Betty White (Pam Douglas)

    “Days of our Lives”
    Jay Kenneth Johnson (Phillip Kiriakis)
    James Scott (EJ DiMera)

    “General Hospital”
    Bradford Anderson (Damien Spinelli)*
    Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer)*
    Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones)*

    “Guiding Light”
    Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis)
    Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne)

    “One Life to Live”
    Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning)
    Brandon Buddy (Cole Thornhart)

    “The Young and the Restless”
    Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell)
    Billy Miller (Billy Abbott)

    Other Daytime Programming
    Tyra Banks (“The Tyra Banks Show”)*
    Colin Egglesfield (“Melrose Place”)
    Jennie Garth (“90210″)
    Bindi Irwin (“Bindi the Jungle Girl”)
    Lori Loughlin (“Melrose Place”)
    Gilles Marini (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Brothers & Sisters”)
    Kyle Massey (“That’s So Raven,” “Cory in the House”)
    Chris Massey (“Zoey 101″)
    Dr. Phil McGraw (“Dr. Phil”)
    Robin McGraw
    Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
    Rachael Ray (“The Rachael Ray Show”)*
    Dr. Travis Stork (“The Doctors”)
    Alex Trebek (“Jeopardy!”)*
    Montel Williams (“The Montel Williams Show)

    Click here for a complete list of this year’s Daytime Emmy nominees. 

    Gregory Helps Bring Reality to Llanview

    Thursday, August 13, 2009 12:36 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Earlier this week, David Vickers returned to Llanview with a camera crew in tow, hoping to film a new reality show using some of the town’s leading families. Now SON has learned new details about the actor portraying the would-be show’s producer, Ford.

    Back in Llanview for only two days, viewers have already seen the lovable conman David Vickers (Tuc Watkins, who is expected to remain in Llanview through at least November) and his entourage get hosed down by Dorian and shot down by Viki. They also saw one member of the crew, Ford, get yanked out of the bushes by Jessica Brennan, who mistakes the reality show producer for her mysterious stalker.

    Portraying Ford is 24-year-old Fairbanks, Alaska native David Gregory (no relation to the NBC news correspondent of the same name), who sat down recently to talk with the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

    Gregory mentions that he is currently filming a new romantic comedy directed by James L. Brooks. The as-yet-untitled film also stars Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson and Paul Rudd. “The filming is taking place in Philadelphia and other cities until the fall,” the paper notes.

    One of three sons, the aspiring actor’s first stage performance came at an early age, when he impersonated Jerry Lewis as part of a local contest. According to the News-Miner, Gregory is also an accomplished dancer, whose credits include “the Fairbanks Summer Fine Arts Camp, the North Star Ballet, the Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre, the Fairbanks Drama Association, the UAF Music Department, the Mo Holland Dance Studio, the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and other groups and individuals. “

    In addition to his scenes this week, David Gregory is also expected to air as Ford on August 19, 20, 26, 27, Sept. 8 and 16.

    “I haven’t watched a soap in years but I guess I’m going to start now,” comments Gregory’s mother Carol.

    To read the full interview, click here.

    “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

    Discussion: Gregory Helps Bring Reality to Llanview

    ‘One Life to Live’ Casting Reminders

    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:07 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — All the recent “One Life to Live” casting news getting you confused?  If so, here is a handy reference chart that may help. 

    Listed below are the first airdates for new and returning “One Life to Live” characters, which are subject to change in the event of a pre-emption by ABC News. 

    Note: With the exception of Amanda Setton (who will portray Stacy’s friend Kim Andrews), all characters listed below are either recurring or dayplayers. 

    Thursday, August 6th:
    David Vadim was first seen as Serge, the drug lord boss of the pill-pushing teen Asher Garnett.   

    Friday, August 7th:
    Matt Walton first appeared as the suave new attorney Elijah Clarke.

    Monday, August 10th:
    Tuc Watkins returned as David Vickers, arriving on Dorian’s door step. 

    Melanie Nicholls-King reprised her recurring role of Judge Avery Henson for Matthew’s court case against his parents. 

    Tuesday, August 11th:
    David Gregory (not to be confused with the NBC News anchor of the same name) first airs as Ford, the producer of David’s would be Llanview reality show, and the man Jessica mistakenly believes is her stalker. 

    Chris Kies plays a ‘Movie Man,’ part of the camera crew following David around Llanview as he searches for a location for his new show. 

    Wednesday, August 12th:
    Kevin O’Rourke returns as Mayor Stan Lowell, and will be involved in scenes at Llanview Hospital, as the board of directors votes on Marty’s reinstatement.  He will return again on Friday, August 24th. 

    Thursday, August 13th:
    Kearra Giovanni shows up again as Greg’s co-worker and occassional date Dr. Vivian Wright.

    Friday, August 14th:
    Former “Gossip Girl” Amanda Setton debuts as Stacy’s best friend from Vegas, as well as a fellow stripper, Kim Andrews. 

    Tuesday, August 18th:
    Nicholas Rodriguez first airs as Nick, whom Kyle uses in an attempt to make Fish jealous.

    Wednesday, August 19th:
    Lea DeLaria is back again as Madame Delphina, when the Llanview’s favorite medium gives Jessica an ominous warning. 

    Friday, August 21st:
    Patrick Allen Cole returns as Jeff the Rodi’s manager.  He will air again on Monday, September 28th.

    Friday, August 28th:
    Michael Lowry first airs as a recasted Ross Rayburn when he is tracked down by Blair in her quest to uncover Téa’s deep dark secret. 

    Thursday, September 3rd:
    Saundra Santiago takes over the role of Carlotta Vega, and mistakenly believes her son Cristian to be gay.  Santiago is also scheduled to appear in Friday’s episode as well. 

    Tuesday, September 10th:
    Anthony Bradford portrays an ICU Orderly in this episode, as well as the following episode. 

    Frankie Faison and Tonye Patano first appear as Richard and Phylicia Evans, the mom and dad of the Evans siblings Shaun, Greg, and Destiny. 

    Wednesday, September 16th:
    J. Tucker Smith and Scott Evans’ real-life mother (Lisa Evans) debut as Oliver Fish’s parents George and Barbara. 

    Tuesday, September 29th:
    Lionel Ritchie performs alongside Jeremih on “One Life to Live.” 

    To Be Announced:
    Jonathan Phillips has taped at least two episodes as a Russian Mobster who will add to Cole’s problems with Llanview’s drug dealers. 

    On her Twitter page, @143Cherelle mentioned on July 27th that she had just wrapped up a day of filming on the “One Life to Live” set.  No word on what character she will play, however it will presumably be a dayplayer role. 

    Roles in the casting process:
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    In other news…

    The “OLTL” studios are dark this week (according to Scott Clifton’s Twitter page), due to the soap being so far ahead in their taping schedule. The break was announced more than a month ago by several sources, including Erika Slezak’s June newsletter.  However, it was unknown exactly which week in August the cast and crew would be taking off until now. 

    “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

    Discussion: ‘One Life to Live’ Casting Reminders

    Saturday, August 8, 2009 12:56 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

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    ( — The secret is out, Dante Falconeri (aka: Dominic Pirelli), is a cop and is in Port Charles to take down the infamous Corinthos/Zacchara organization headed by Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). Only problem is, Dominic/Dante doesn’t know that Sonny is really his daddy courtesy of a high school romp mommy Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) had with Sonny when she was young.

    On the Tuesday, August 11 episode of “General Hospital,” after Dante is arrested while infiltrating a Zacchara drug shipment, Commissioner Mac Scorpio (John York) and new Assistant District Attorney Louise Addison (Cara Pifko) learn that Dominic is living a double life as a cop working a sting operation with intentions of taking down the Zacchara’s. This explains all those secret conversations Dominic has been having with Ronnie Dimestico (Ronnie Marmo) over the last couple of weeks.

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