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On Tuesday, May 17, fans of ABC's recently canceled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" protested outside of the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City as the ABC Television Network presented its 2011-2012 broadcast television schedule to its owned & operated stations, affiliates, advertising partners, and the dozens of press outlets gobbling up everything said during the networks upfront presentation. Joining protesting fans were Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara Ryan, "As The World Turns"), Mimi Torchin (founding Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Weekly), and "One Life to Live's" Ilene Kristen (Roxy Balsom). Also making their presence known was the Broadcast Television Union NABET CWA Local 16.

‘OLTL’ Casting Call: ‘Life’ After Death?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 11:42 PM EDT
( — "One Life to Live" issues a new casting call for a character who appears to have risen from the dead. The newest audition script is for the role of "Irene." The scene opens with Mr. Baker (played by Jonathan Earl Peck, who debuted last Friday, in scenes opposite Roger Howarth) visiting a visibly upset Mrs. Irene Williams at her office. Baker tries to explain what happened, saying the situation had gotten seriously out of control. Irene laments that she should have sent someone else to do the job, and that all the years they have spent covering up the truth was for nothing, all because of a DNA test. Mr. Baker takes full responsibility for the prisoner's escape and tells her that he's sorry. She reminds him that they have known one another for years, and to please call her Irene. Baker thanks her and says that he believes...
( — She may have only appeared in two episodes of the long-running ABC soap, and she may not be a household name for many soap fans, but 22-year-old actress Katrina Bowden topped a recent Esquire online reader's poll, to gain the magazine's top honor last month, garnering more than two millions votes. Bowden, who has played Liz Lemon's (Tina Fey) assistant Cerie on "30 Rock" since 2006, originated the role of bad girl Britney Jennings on "One Life to Live" on September 26th of the same year. However, she would only appear in one other episode (on October 4) before leaving the show and being replaced by Portia Reiners (who remained with the show until the character was written out a year later). "I was up against Kim Kardashian," the actress recently told the editor of Yahoo!'s Lifestyle blog. "And then - let's put it this way,...

AMC Video Sneak Peek: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:10 PM EDT
( — Here's a glimpse at tomorrow's Pine Valley drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Wednesday's episode of "All My Children," courtesy of Greenlee remains with Ryan at the hospital. Kendall continues to work to win over Ricky's trust. And Griffin searches for evidence on Ricky's computer.All My ChildrenSneak Peek

OLTL Video Sneak Peek: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:05 PM EDT
( — Here's a glimpse at tomorrow's Llanview drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Wednesday's episode of "One Life to Live," courtesy of Marty frantically searches for the tape of her therapy session. Matthew and Destiny share another kiss. And John and Bo discuss Marty's disappearance.One Life to LiveSneak Peek

GH Video Sneak Peek: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:00 PM EDT
( — Here's a glimpse at tomorrow's Port Charles drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Wednesday's episode of "General Hospital," courtesy of Robin and Patrick share a moment at the hospital. Lisa continues to plot her revenge. And Michael pays Jason a visit.General HospitalSneak Peek

Video: Who is the Real Todd Manning?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:32 PM EDT
"One Life to Live" goes behind-the-scenes to ask some of Llanview's leading residents their thoughts on one of the town's most infamous characters -- Todd Manning, only to learn that "he's a bit misunderstood." But will they spill on just who is really playing Todd -- Trevor St. John or Roger Howarth? You'll have to watch to find out!
( — As we previously reported, Barret Helms, who played Precious' dream boyfriend in the Oscar-nominated movie "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," has joined the cast of "One Life to Live" in the contract role of Baz. Now, in an update to our initial report, we can tell you that Helms is expected to make his "One Life" debut on Monday, June 20. Look for his character to have "a unique connection to one of Llanview's more recently-arrived residents." While it is rumored that Baz will be related to James Ford's (Nic Robuck's) ex-girlfriend Deanna Forbes (Nafessa Williams), SON can confirm that he will be related to another "One Life" newcomer. Helms tweets that "Tony Award winner LaChanze is playing my mom! Pedigree." LaChanze, as we reported earlier today, has been cast by "OLTL" in the recurring role of Yvette, who is said to "have a surprising...
( — Tony Award winning Broadway star Rhonda LaChanze Sapp has been cast in a newly created role on the recently cancelled ABC soap. According to ABC Soaps in Depth, the 49-year-old Sapp, or LaChanze as she is better known, has been cast in the recurring role of Yvette, a woman who shares "a surprising connection to someone in Llanview." The actress is best known for her portrayal of Celie in the stage production of "The Color Purple," where she appeared opposite former "One Life" star Renee Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline). LaChanze has also appeared in a number of other stage productions, including "Dreamgirls," "Ragtime," "Funny Girl," and "The Whiz." She has also guest starred in a several television shows, such as "Law & Order: SVU," "Sex and the City," and "The Cosby Show." A first airdate has not been announced, however, LaChanze is expected to make her Llanview debut sometime in June. While...

‘One Life’ Issues New Casting Call

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 2:08 AM EDT
( — "One Life to Live" issues another new casting call and some minor casting odds and ends for the months of May and June. The latest audition script is for the role of "Louie." The scene opens with "Tim" reading an article in the newspaper about "Max." Louie tells him that he shouldn't believe what he reads in that particular paper. Tim states that at one time it was a good newspaper, until someone stole it, along with the rest of his life, from him. Louie agrees and said that his ex-wife's current husband did a similar number on him, detailing all the things he took from him, even saying that someone at Rodi's even thinks the guy looks just like Bon Jovi. Tim assures him that he's not crazy and that he knows exactly who he is. Louie says to Tim that everyone knows that some professionals tried to...