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Following months of speculation, the announcement has finally been made official today. ABC has announced plans to cancel two-thirds of their daytime soap line-up. According to reports, "All My Children" will last air in September, while "One Life to Live" will leave the air in January 2012. The move will leave "General Hospital" as the network's only remaining daytime drama.

GH Alerts: Week of April 18 Edition

Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:30 AM EDT
( -- "General Hospital" DVR Alerts for the Week of April 18, 2011. GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTSMonday: Brenda remains adamant that Sonny love Lucian as his own. Matt urges Maxie to keep her mouth shut about the truth of Aiden's paternity. Siobhan brings Lucky back from the darkness of grief, and they make love.Tuesday: Jason and Sam finally decide they should try to have a baby. Lisa masks a narcotic as an herbal supplement, giving it to Kristina. Kristina asks Ethan to the prom.Wednesday: Sonny gets a birthday surprise. Jax offers Shawn $10 million to leave Port Charles and never look back. Carly and Sonny try their own methods to keep Michael from joining the mob.Thursday: Dante gets word there is cell phone footage implicating Michael in Brandon's murder. Carly and Brenda have a showdown. Carly finds Sam in tears.Friday: Sonny confronts Anthony in jail....

OLTL Alerts: Week of April 18 Edition

Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:05 AM EDT
( -- "One Life to Live" DVR Alerts for the Week of April 18, 2011. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTSMonday: Phyllis Rose reveals another shocking secret. Bo and Clint have a showdown. Tess gets under Viki's skin.Tuesday: Blair and Téa discuss John's investigation of Tomas. Dorian refuses to help Clint in his hour of need. Rex proposes to Gigi.Wednesday: Starr tries to get information about of Deanna. Tess and Niki come up with a plan. James thinks Tess is beginning to get to Ford.Thursday: Tomas makes another cryptic phone call. Jack is beaten up. Shane begins therapy.Friday: Marty makes a confession. Jack and Shane come face-to-face. John holds Liam. One Life to LiveAlerts

‘One Life’ Releases New Casting Call

Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:19 AM EDT
( -- "One Life to Live" has issued yet another casting call, this time recycling the script for the former minor recurring character of Reed Wagner. You may remember that Reed (originally portrayed by Gavin Alexander Hammon) was the man whom Kelly (Gina Tognoni) had an affair with while still married to Kevin Buchanan and living in London, and then followed her to Llanview. The script opens with "Reed" and "Katherine Mackenzie" in a restaurant. Katherine walks over to Reed's table and tells him that she got his message and that they need to talk. Reed notices her hesitation and admits that he first thought she was trying to run out on him again, which makes Katerine somewhat defensive. This prompts Reed to recall how she left London just as things were starting to get hot and heavy between them. However, Katherine insists it was nothing but more than a...

AMC Alerts: Week of April 18 Edition

Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:30 AM EDT
( -- "All My Children" DVR Alerts for the Week of April 18, 2011. ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTSMonday: Jesse informs Griffin he is being charged with the murder of Diana Holden. Angie calls Jesse out on acting differently lately. Krystal admits to Angie that she has feelings for Jack.Tuesday: Kendall almost tells Griffin her suspicions about Ricky. Jesse has flashes of his deceased baby. Bianca finds an emotional David in the park.Wednesday: Kendall discovers the original letter from Zach with the missing page. Cara is ambushed and Tad comes to her rescue. Emma gets into trouble.Thursday: Kendall tells Ryan that she might have proof that Zach was murdered. Erica tries to make a deal with her captor. Opal tries to reassure Jackson and Erica's disappearance can be explained.Friday: Cara sets off the hospital fire alarm in an effort to help Griffin escape. Ricky tells...

‘One Life’ Casting Thorsten Kaye Look-Alike

Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:28 AM EDT
( -- Is Patrick Thornhart (Thorsten Kaye) on his way back to Llanview? Rumors are flying after "One Life to Live" issues a surprising casting call for the role. On Wednesday (April 13), "One Life to Live" announced plans to cast the dayplayer role of a "Thorsten Kaye Body Double" with "long hair," reports Soap Opera Digest. Auditions are set to begin on Monday, April 25. Kaye played Patrick Thornhart on "OLTL" from 1995-97. He then went on to play Patrick's doctor Ian on "Port Charles" from 2000-2003. His most recent soap role was Zach Slater on "All My Children" from 2004-2010. So could the (late) Patrick be briefly returning to help escort his lady love Marty Saybrooke (played by Kaye's real-life wife Susan Haskell) out of Llanview?  Let us know what you think!All My ChildrenOne Life to LiveThorsten KayeSusan HaskellPort CharlesComings & Goings

ABC Gives Soap Fans the Royal Treatment

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:29 AM EDT
( -- Fans of the ABC soaps can breath a little easier. Although the network is planning extensive coverage of the United Kingdom's royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29, there are currently no plans to pre-empt "All My Children," "One Life to Live," or "General Hospital," according to a press release. Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters will co-host the festivities live from London's Buckingham Palace on April 29 from 4:00 - 10:00 am ET (9:00 am - 3:00 pm London time). It will be followed by a special West Coast edition of "Good Morning America," the network will return to its regular daytime schedule. ABC News coverage of the royal wedding will then resume later that evening at 9:00 pm ET with a two-hour "Special Edition of 20/20," called "A Modern Fairytale," hosted by Walters.All My ChildrenOne Life to LiveABCGeneral HospitalGood Morning AmericaABC DaytimeABC...
( -- During his annual fan event with his onscreen wife Florencia Lozano (Téa) last weekend, Trevor St. John (Todd) talked about his predecessor Roger Howarth's return to the show, and what character he thinks he'll be playing. St. John tells Soap Opera Digest that "I'm not familiar with his work so I can't tell you what he's like to work with, but I think it's great for the show. There are all these rumors , so I think it will at least give it a ratings boost. I truly have no idea , but I can't imagine anything other than he's the real Todd, because that would mean if he's not the real Todd, then there never was a Todd and he was an imposter from the beginning! That's the only way you can do it. Logically, speaking." Lozano also chimed in, joking that "Unless Téa's the real Todd! You...
( -- The reality television darling told "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno earlier this month that after her one-day acting stint on "One Life to Live" as ambulance chaser Kassandra Kavanaugh (and yes, that's with two K's) she "felt like a prostitute. Like, being paid to kiss someone." And to think that for decades Hollywood has called it acting. Guess that means that hundreds of people pimp themselves out every time they appear in a television show, either daytime or primetime...we may never look at Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak, or Jeanne Cooper the same way ever again.  Well, it is the world's oldest profession after all.  But hey, at least she nailed (no pun intended) her scenes after all. Right? Well, not exactly; instead the criticism has been so harsh that Kardashian's own mother has been forced to jump to her daughter's defense. In an interview with "Access Hollywood,"...