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GH Alerts: Week of May 2 Edition

Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:00 AM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" DVR Alerts for the Week of May 2, 2011. GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTSMonday: Brenda unravels with Lucian's disappearance, accusing Sonny of not giving a damn about her son. Jason breaks into Johnny's penthouse only to discover a suspicious woman in the doorway. Jason asks Sam what she wants to do about the fertility procedure.Tuesday: The identity of Lucian is revealed. Jax threatens to take Carly to court to win custody of Josslyn. Jason and Abby have a heart to heart about Michael.Wednesday: Luke seeks legal representation from Alexis to regain his life. Elizabeth returns to work, only to be haunted by visions of Jake. Siobhan takes Lucky to a romantic cabin in an attempt to distract him.Thursday: Luke invites Ethan to a drink. What will he do? Elizabeth decides to tell Lucky the truth about Aiden. Sam goes to General Hospital for...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" fans received a pleasant, yet unexpected surprise in the midst of Erika Slezak's (Viki) special episode Wednesday celebrating the six-time Daytime Emmy winner's 40th anniversary with the recently canceled ABC soap. After months of the same dozen or so mid and end show "bumpers" for other cast members being regurgitated and airing repeatedly in episode after episode, "One Life's" longest-running cast member finally gets her due.  The show unveiled Viki's new bumper today, airing it not once, but twice. With a voice over from Slezak reminding viewers that "OLTL" "will continue in a moment" and to "stay tuned for scenes" from the tomorrow's episode, numerous images of her four decades in Llanview filled the screen, while a few familiar notes reminiscent of "One Life's" 1995-2004 opening theme could be heard in the background. Slezak joined "One Life to Live" on March 17, 1971, becoming...

Kaye In-Talks with “All My Children,” Too

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:00 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork) -- With "All My Children" scheduled to end production permanently in just a little over three months, news of the expected casting shake-ups at the soap are being revealed every day. Forty-eight hours after reports leaked that Cady McClain is in-talks to return as Dixie Cooney, the love of Tad Martin's (Michael E. Knight) life, comes the report that Thorsten Kaye is also in-talks to return as Zach Slater, the love of Kendall Hart's (Alicia Minshew) life. Just as many fans speculated after the April 14 cancellation announcement preceding the Easter break, both returns are suspected to be a sure thing. Kaye first aired in the role of casino owner Zach Slater on May 20, 2004. He last aired on contract five and a half years later on December 29, 2009. The four-time Daytime Emmy nominee, twice for his role on "AMC," has returned for several short stints on...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Following much speculation on the topic, a spokesperson for "All My Children" has revealed that Lorraine Broderick's first official script as Head Writer will air on Monday, June 27. "AMC" and "One Life to Live" creator Agnes Nixon will assist Broderick in scripting the shows final months. Broderick's promotion to the position was announced on April 2. The 41-year old serial drama is scheduled to air its final episode before the 2011-2012 television season officially debuts in September. Production is expected to cease in early August. As previously reported, this will mark Broderick's fourth stint as "AMC's" top scribe. She was a member of the "AMC" writing team from 1979 to 1991; she served as an Associate Head Writer of the show from 1981 to 1986 and from 1989 to 1991. From 1986 to 1989, Broderick served in the positions of Co-Head Writer and sole Head Writer at...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, NBC's "Days of our Lives" has cast actor Bren Foster in the contract role of Quinn, a "charming businessman with an edge. He can be clean cut or not. He is sexy, mysterious and savvy, has an easy way with the ladies but can be formidable if crossed." According to sources, Foster's first scenes will be with Nadia Bjorlin's Chloe Lane. The two will meet at the Cheatin' Heart, where Quinn offers to buy Chloe a drink and one thing leads to another (hello sexy couple), on Friday Thursday, May 5. The funniest part? Look for Quinn to mistake Chloe for one of the world's oldest professionals! No wonder Foster's hair looks a little gray on his first day.Prior to joining "DAYS," Foster is probably best known for his roles in the Australian soap "Home and Away" and drama "Sea Patrol." He recently completed...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- So you heard the story about ABC being sued for unpaid residuals owed to the estate of "General Hospital" creators Frank and Doris Hursley? Did you know that their children are Bridget Dobson, Deborah Hardy and Polly Keusnik? Why is that important? According to The Hollywood Reporter, two of the three women were writers on "GH" way back when and in the case of Bridget Dobson, she and her husband, Jerome, co-created NBC's cult classic "Santa Barbara." During the time the two were at odds with NBC, current "GH" executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps, oversaw the day-to-day operations of "Barbara." Did you also know that five years ago ABC faced another "GH" related lawsuit courtesy of fired actress Kari Wuhrer, who played Reese Marshall or the REAL Carly Roberts (there goes ABC with that REAL talk again), after she accused the network of firing her for being...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Tuesday, April 26, soap fans, who were able to make it to protests in response to ABC's cancellation of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in major cities across the nation, found out the hard way that dictatorships (cough, television networks) don't play with crazy - they just call the cops on them! To be clear, by no means are we calling anyone crazy (except the boneheaded movers and shakers at ABC). Unfortunately, that is what some people believe when they hear you're a soap fan these days. But onto the news...According to those who attended the New York protest in front of the "One Life to Live" studios in Manhattan, ABC called the police on protesters! "The rally has petered a bit! But the POLICE is out her talking to the ABC peeps," said Twitter poster Xanderdash after tweeting a picture of fans protesting....
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Oh ABC, ABC, ABC...or should I say ABC Daytime? In the two weeks since you opted to cancel the soaps citing poor financial returns and low ratings at "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," which caused backlash within the television community, a major advertiser pulls their ads off your network and then the incompetence of your top dog is uncovered by an employee to the press. So what else could you possibly have up your soapy sleeve? How about your being sued by the children of the creators of "General Hospital" for missing profit margins! That's right folks, according to TMZ.com, the estate of Frank and Doris Hursley, the creators of "GH," headed up by their children, is suing The Walt Disney Company owned ABC for what they claim are missing profits from the syndication of the show. Yes people, this is directly related to...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we previously reported, Roger Howarth is set to return to "One Life to Live" this spring. And, while it isn't clear if he will be reprising his signature role as Todd Manning, or if he'll be playing someone else, fans can expect to see Howarth back in Llanview sooner than previously expected. Although he wasn't even scheduled to begin filming scenes until next month, ABC Soaps in Depth reports that Howarth will appear on screen beginning Friday, May 13, as the Todd storyline continues to unfold. "One Life to Live" Head Writer Ron Carlivati made the decision to insert some of Howarth's scenes into episodes several weeks ahead of his original anticipated first airdate early this summer, after ABC cancelled "OLTL" earlier this month. Howarth played Todd Manning from 1992-1998, and again from 2000-2003, at which point Trevor St. John took over the role.One Life to LiveCastingRon CarlivatiABC...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It seems that not even cancellation can stop the long-running ABC soap from introducing new characters. With less than nine months left until the final episode is set to air, "One Life to Live" has cast Barret Helms in the newly created contract role of "Baz." Fans may remember Helms from his role as Precious' dream boyfriend in the Oscar-nominated movie "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire." According to ABC, the character will have "a unique connection to one of Llanview's more recently-arrived residents." Judging by the description, could the "recently-arrived resident" that he is be connected could be James' (Nic Robuck) ex-girlfriend Deanna Forbes (Nafessa Williams), or could it be someone else?  Stay tuned to find out! In casting breakdowns, the character was previously listed named "Robbie," who was described "a sexy and confident college student who interns at a well-known newspaper." Soap Opera Network recently...