“One Life to Live” and “Dirty Soap” star John-Paul Lavoisier guest stars in tonight’s all new episode of CBS’ “The Mentalist.”

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THE CBI TEAM TRAVELS TO A RESORT TOWN TO INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OF A POLICE CHIEF, ON “THE MENTALIST,” THURSDAY, OCT. 27

Henry Thomas Guest Stars as Tommy,

Lisbon’s Younger Brother

“Where in the World is Carmine O’Brien” — When the CBI team travels to a resort town to find out who murdered a police chief, Lisbon crosses paths with her brother Tommy, now a bounty hunter, who’s tracking a bail jumper, on THE MENTALIST, Thursday, Oct. 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Henry Thomas (“ET: The Extra-Terrestrial”) guest stars as Tommy, Lisbon’s younger brother.

Lavoisier will portray the character Chad Carmichael


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Friday, September 30, Prospect Park officially announced actors Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Kelley Missal (Danielle Rayburn), Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans),Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning) and Jerry VerDorn (Clint Buchanan) will be joining already signed Ted King (Thomas Delgado), Michael Easton (John McBain), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Erika Slezak (Viki Banks) when “One Life to Live” is transitioned over from ABC to the web beginning in January 2012. Since the announcement, Soap Opera Network has reached out to a number of the signed stars and today Missal explains why she signed on.

“I felt very blessed to be asked in the first place,” said Missal earlier this month when Soap Opera Network caught up with the actress outside of the “7th Annual Rock Show for Charity” event held at the Soho Playhouse theater in New York City. On making the decision to continue with the soap online, “Obviously you have to go through a bunch of decisions and a lot of factors come in, but ultimately I love ‘One Life to Live’. I love the people that I work with and I really wanted to be part of this new project going into this new era of TV on the internet. I was just really excited that I was asked and I’m really excited to be part of it now.”

With only nine actors signed on so far for the online version of “One Life to Live,” and some stars coming forward with news that they do not plan on staying with the show when it is transitioned to the web, Missal wishes everyone well. “I wish the best of luck to everyone who is staying on and everyone who is going. I just want to say that I’m very blessed and very thankful.”


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of October 17-21, 2011

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)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,479,000 (-12,000/-383,000)
2. B&B 3,067,000 (+78,000/-120,000)
3. OLTL 2,593,000 (+13,000/+239,000)
4. DAYS 2,393,000 (+50,000/-138,000)
5. GH 2,317,000 (-31,000/-63,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.3/11 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 2.3/8 (same/same)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (+.1/-.1)
4. GH 1.8/5 (same/same)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 906,000 (-47,000/-105,000)
2. OLTL 608,000 (-7,000/-17,000)
3. GH 597,000 (-18,000/-145,000)
4. B&B 583,000 (-37,000/-49,000)
5. DAYS 580,000 (-31,000/-72,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1)
2. OLTL 0.9/6 (-.1/same)
2. GH 0.9/6 (-.1/-.2) <—–— ties low
2. DAYS 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1) <—–— ties low

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 43,000 (-14,000/-2,000)
2. OLTL 41,000 (-4,000/+22,000)
3. B&B 28,000 (-2,000/-8,000)
4. DAYS 25,000 (+6,000/-18,000)
5. GH 12,000 (-11,000/-12,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (same/-.1)
2. OLTL 0.6/3 (same/+.1)
3. DAYS 0.5/3 (-.1/-.2)
3. B&B 0.5/3 (same/same)
5. GH 0.4/3 (-.1/-.2) <—–— ties low

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,045,000 (+13,000/-114,000)
2. B&B 679,000 (+52,000/+7,000)
3. OLTL 530,000 (+22,000/+91,000)
4. DAYS 517,000 (-16,000/-83,000)
5. GH 440,000 (-28,000/-21,000)

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Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.4/2,927,000
Tuesday: 2.3/3,100,000
Wednesday: 2.4/3,072,000
Thursday: 2.3/3,115,000
Friday: 2.4/3,120,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.8/2,362,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,342,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,685,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,458,000
Friday: 1.6/2,129,000

GH
Monday: 1.8/2,380,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,537,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,393,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,204,000
Friday: 1.5/2,072,000

OLTL
Monday: 2.0/2,769,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,631,000
Wednesday: 2.0/2,721,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,518,000
Friday: 1.7/2,313,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.4/4,505,000
Tuesday: 3.3/4,671,000
Wednesday: 3.4/4,458,000
Thursday: 3.2/4,333,000
Friday: 3.2/4,368,000

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For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through October 23, 2011

Households
1. Y&R 3.4
2. B&B 2.3
3. OLTL 2.0
4. GH 1.9
4. DAYS 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5
2. GH 1.1
2. DAYS 1.1
4. OLTL 1.0
5. B&B 0.9

 

Ratings Archive


OLTL Recap: Thursday, October 27, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 27, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Marcie reminds John of Brody’s history of violence. John poses a theory to Michael: Brody threatened to kill Victor because he threatened to take Liam away. Brody enters at EOD in time to hear Michael ask a pertinent question: Brody always stood to lose Shane, because he was not Brody’s son. But how could Victor take Liam away from Brody, since Liam is Brody’s son?

Roxy confronts Natalie about her engagement to Brody. Roxy argues that John still loves Natalie and is on the verge of telling her everything that John said when they are interrupted by a visit from Brody.

Aubrey confronts Cutter about his scheme to use Gigi’s memory to bilk Rex. Cutter comes up with a way to help insure the success of his plan. Rex and Marcie share a warm reunion.

Rick tries to enlist the Fords in Starr’s music video shoot. Starr and Rick clash over his rules for the shoot.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Cutter convinces Kim’s friend to go to the costume party.
  • Cord is taken aback to see Tina wearing a wedding dress.
  • Viki offers to stay home and keep Clint company.

GH Recap: Thursday, October 27, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 27, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Something is not adding up for Robin. Anthony and Johnny discuss the consequences of waking up a coma patient.

Carly and Shawn start drinking.

Michael learns that Carly and Shawn have “gone on vacation” in Hawaii. Furious, he takes out his frustration on arriving Abby with her stripper friends.

Brought in by Spinelli, Elizabeth gets medical care from Monica. Later, the mystery man is inside Wyndemere.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Dante questions Michael.
  • Luke surprises Tracy.
  • Jason and Sam discuss his relationship with Carly.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As in previous weeks, ratings for soaps are unavailable at press time but the numbers are out for talk shows including “The Chew,” “The Talk” and “The View.”

Per Marc Berman at TV Media Insights, ABC’s “The Chew” has reached its largest audiences since premiere week (week of September 26-30, 2011) in viewers while remaining flat in Women 25-54, Women 18-49 and Women 18-34 compared to its post premiere week averages.

Ratings for recently introduced ABC daytime talk show The Chew remained consistent from one week earlier, still trailing former occupant All My Children by noticeable proportions.  Based on the Live Plus Same Day data from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 17 (week four), The Chew averaged 1.94 million viewers, with no change demographically.  One year earlier, long-running scripted serial All My Children averaged 2.31 million viewers, with the demographic breakdown compared to The Chew as follows:

All My Children (ABC) – Week of 10/18/10
Viewers: 2.31 million, Women 25-54: 1.2/ 8, Women 18-49: 0.8/ 6,
Women 18-34: 0.5/ 3

The Chew (ABC) – Week of 10/17/11
Viewers: 1.94 million, Women 25-54: 0.9/ 5, Women 18-49: 0.6/ 4,
Women 18-34: 0.4/ 2

All My Children Advantage
Viewers: + 19 percent, Women 25-54: +33, Women 18-49: +33,
Women 18-34: +25

The Chew, of course, is cheaper to produce than All My Children, hence the programming change.  But sometimes the value of the audience is more important than the raw dollar figures, and the pending departure of One Life to Live for another talker, The Revolution, is also not likely to resonate in a daypart gutted with similar appeal programming.

For more on “The Chew” and how it compares to “The Talk” and “The View,” head on over to TV Media Insights.


Watkins Reports Back to Work on ‘OLTL’

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Tuc Watkins returns to “One Life to Live” once again as David Vickers Buchanan, becoming the latest in a series of former cast members returning to the show before it leaves ABC Daytime.

Despite the fact that his character left town locked arm in arm with Dorian Lord (Robin Strasser) back in August, David has already found his way back to Llanview. According to Watkins’ “One Life” co-star Sean Ringgold (Shaun), the actor is back on set taping scenes this week. However, like most of David’s stints in Llanview, expect this most recent one to likely only last a few episodes.

Ringgold also noted another “return” to the canvas in the coming weeks. Radio personality Carolina Bermudez has also resumed filming for her recurring role of Llaview’s WVL-TV investigative reporter Blanca Morales. The news was also confirmed by Julia Davis, “OLTL’s” make-up artist, who tweeted that she “Had an Awesome day on set with Z100′s Carolina Bermudez. She’s rocking all @Juliajovone Eyes and lips. Makeup by Me.”

“Hey guys just finished up here at the studio . I had some really funny scenes with Carolina Bermudez from z100 she’s did a Really great job :-) also Tuc Walkins , Shenell [Edmonds] , Ilene [Kristen] . I hope and pray everyone is going Hard and finishing up this week with your goals accomplished,” Ringgold posted on his Facebook page Wednesday.

A first airdate for either actor has yet to be announced.


Disney/ABC Television Group

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Since we reported an update to ABC’s decision to hand over the “General Hospital” timeslot in September 2012 back to its affiliates in the Disney/ABC Television Groups plan to launch a new talk show hosted by Katie Couric, fans have been up in arms over the possible demise of a daytime institution (on top of the demises of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live”) after a number of them started calling their local ABC affiliates and reportedly were told that the network had informed them they would be pulling “GH” off the ABC Daytime schedule as early as June 2012. Now an ABC Daytime representative tells Soap Opera Network that those rumors are just “not true.”

“This is not true…our ABC stations have not been told that the ‘General Hospital’ time slot will end in June. The confusion probably lies in giving back the ‘GH’ ‘Time Period’ to the stations come September 2012,” said the rep who reminds us of the following statement issued back in June of this year:

“The announcement does not mean the inevitable cancellation of ‘General Hospital.’ Rather it means that in September 2012 we will program our daytime block with our three strongest shows.  We’ll have options for the Daytime daypart just like we do each year with Primetime.  We believe in all of our shows and the ones that our viewers want, will be the ones that continue. There are MANY options that could happen…only time will tell…we are simply giving ourselves options for the future, which is a smart way to do business.  The best way to ensure a favorite show stays on the air is to watch it.”


JPI

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Although a “Days of our Lives” representative was unavailable for comment to Soap Opera Network, Soap Opera Digest is reporting what The Huffington Post originally reported, which is Lisa Rinna is returning to the NBC soap in the role of Billie Reed. The actress originated the role in 1992, nearly twenty years ago.

The Huffington Post
“‘Days Of Our Lives’ has a great new team behind it, and they are determined to make sure the show not only survives but thrives,” an insider tells me. “Part of the strategy is bringing out the big guns, which includes bringing back Lisa Rinna and Billie Reed.”

“Lisa is doing a James Franco,” the source says, referencing Franco’s recent guest role on “General Hospital.” “There is something full circle about bringing her back to the role that made her famous and now harnessing her celebrity to secure the future of the show.”

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Per the Post, Rinna’s supposed scripts are being kept under wraps and anyone involved in her storyline are being told to keep quiet after learning they’ll be working with her. The site states she’ll begin shooting her episodes in December, which would place her first airdate as early as March per the current filming schedule the soap is under.

Rinna previously returned to “DAYS” in 2002 during the soaps failed attempt to recapture the novelty of her character. Although at no fault to the actress herself, the soap wrote her character as a cop at the Salem Police Department, which incensed fans – particularly fans of Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) Brady.


‘One Life’ November Casting Updates

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Casting changes for “One Life to Live” for the month of November.

As we previously reported, Tonja Walker is returning to “OLTL” as Alex Olanov. Yesterday the actress posted her upcoming airdates on her Twitter page. Fans can be expect to see her on November 17, 18, 21, and 22, and for Alex to have a surprising connection to Cutter (Josh Kelly).

Kathy Brier has posted a few of her upcoming airdates as Marcie McBain on Facebook. Look for her again on November 1, 3, and 8.

Looks like he’s not dead after all. On Friday, November 4, homeless man Louie (Helmar Augustus Cooper) has an encounter with Todd (Roger Howarth) after having escaped from Irene’s hired goons, who have been holding him prisoner.

Speaking of Irene (Barbara Rhoades), look for Todd to have another vision of his dead mother on Thursday, November 10 when she pushes him to do something drastic.

Matthew Conlon is back as Tomas’ (Ted King) friend art dealer M. Claude Calmar on Tuesday, November 8 when the two have a visit.

Patrick Gibbons, Jr. and Stephanie Schmahl next appear as Sam Manning and Bree Brennan on Monday, October 31.

Although she has been MIA recently, Destiny (Shenell Edmonds) returns next week.

Kearran Giovanni appears again as Dr. Vivian Wright on Friday, November 11 when she and Sean (Shaun Ringgold) have a difference of opinion regarding their future together.

Peter Barlett will be making at least a couple of appearances as Nigel next month, including Tuesday, November 1, when he relays an important message to Clint (Jerry verDorn). On a related note, verDorn talks about Prospect Park’s takeover of “One Life” in a recent interview with Soap Opera Weekly.

Kristen Alderson (Starr) and David A. Gregory (Ford) are reportedly in negotiations with Prospect Park about continuing with the show after it leaves ABC.

Doggie David Vickers (Tallulah Bean) will continue to play a role in an important storyline in the coming weeks.

And check out this cute picture of Andrew Trischitta (Jack) helping Patrick Gibbons, Jr. (Sam) out with his math homework during a break on set, and this one of Roger Howarth (Todd) posing with “OLTL’s” Make-Up Artist Julia Davis.