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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Two years after they were last seen in Llanview, Kathy Brier and Chris Stack are set to reprise the roles of Marcie and Michael McBain in the coming weeks as “One Life to Live” winds down production on its television run before transitioning to online-only distribution early next year.

As we first reported in August, the duo, who were last seen in November 2009 when Marcie gave birth to a son, Gabriel Thomas, are coming back to town this fall for a few months. Now Soap Opera Network can confirm their first airdate. Look for the husband and wife duo to return to Llanview on Tuesday, October 25, when they surprise Michael’s big brother John McBain (Michael Easton) with a visit.

Once back in town, fans can also expect Marcie to leave her brother-in-law with a little food for thought regarding a certain Llanview resident — and we’re not talking about Natalie (Melissa Archer) either.

Brier gave fans a sneak peek of her return back on August 30 when she tweeted a picture of herself getting into character in the show’s make-up room.

Nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her role on “OLTL,” Brier played Marcie Walsh McBain from 2002-2009. Chris Stack replaced Nathaniel Marston in the role of Michael McBain from 2007-2009.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Victor met up with Sam at Crimson Lights. Sam told him that Victoria sprained her ankle while at the stables. Victor was thankful that Sam was there and commented that he didn’t want her to be alone. He did, however, make a comment about Billy. When he questioned Sam on whether she heard from Billy, Sam pretty much wanted nothing to do with being involved, telling Victor he’d have to ask her that question on his own.

At the house, Victoria was walking on crutches, when she spotted Keely sniffing at the closet door. Unaware that Billy was inside, she stood by it, wondering what the dog was sniffing at. Before she could open it, she wound up hurting her injured foot. She took a sit on the chair, rubbing Keely’s fur, while Billy quietly peeked out to get a glimpse of his estranged wife.

At the police station, Ronan was frustrated that they couldn’t locate the missing shoes Victor wore at the night of Diane’s murder. He demanded that his team continue to look for them so he could get some evidence to prove that he was in fact there that night. Meanwhile, Abby, who was at the police station, left a message for Ashley, telling her that she was going to talk to Ronan, stressing that her mother wasn’t a murderer. When she made her way for his office, she stopped dead in her tracks when a police officer came back to report that the manager from the Athletic Club called to report the lockbox that she had. Abby started to sweat when Ronan hurried his way out of his office to go to the club to retrieve the box. Abby immediately followed him.

Ashley and Tucker were having lunch together at Gloworm. She showed him the latest product that was making a dent in business. She expressed how the very product she created was doing so well, but she was not even a part of Jabot anymore. She wanted back in the minute Tucker worked his best to get the company back. She asked on how he’d feel in putting her back as CEO of Jabot once he got the company back. Tucker was hesitant to answer, remembering the deal that he already made with Jack. Ashley said that she felt that Jack and she could work side by side again as co-CEOs. Before she could convince Tucker on the idea, he told her he had an important meeting to get to, and headed out.

After getting off of the phone with Tucker to meet up, Jack’s conscience, John Abbott, appeared. Jack instantly guessed that he was going to lecture him for wanting to take Jabot away from Katherine. He listed all of the reasons why he wanted Jabot back. He realized that he’d be jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Katherine, but Jack was tired of the family company being used as a way for Tucker and Katherine to get back at each other. Jack was stunned when John didn’t disagree with what he wanted to do; telling his son not to do things half-assed. When Jack turned his back, still talking to his father, the ghost of John soon disappeared. Jack silently thanked his father.

Sam showed up at Victoria’s house. When he walked in, he started gushing over Keely. Billy, however, misunderstood the affections, thinking that Sam was referring to Victoria. Sam continued to gush over Keely, who soon left him to go back to sniff out Billy. The dog soon sat looking at Billy, who was hiding out in the hallway of the house. Sam asked on how Victoria was feeling, and she hinted at how her injure was keeping her from being able to get things; including a mere soda. Sam took the hint and told her that he’d get her a soda. They soon heard a noise, which Sam went to inspect. When Sam was gone, Billy was able to quickly exit the house.

Neil and Katherine were at her home conducting a business meeting. Devon showed up unannounced, excited about finding a possible building. When he proposed his idea, both Katherine and Neil gave their concerns about buying a building so soon. Devon was initially frustrated, thinking that Neil was shooting down his idea because of his past concerns. After Katherine suggested that Devon talk to her legal team and come back with a proposal, she’d give it more thought. She left to take a phone call, leaving Devon and Neil alone. Devon apologized to his father for thinking that he didn’t have his best interest at heart. Neil accepted and told Devon he did believe in him.

Ashley was furious that Abby once again decided to take matters into her own hands. She voiced it with Victor, who told Ashley he warned Abby to stay away from Ronan. After Ashley left, Victor called his daughter, lecturing her on getting mixed up with Ronan; telling her to leave it to him. Abby saw Ronan leaving the club with the lock box. She quickly shared what she discovered with Victor, who again told her to not get roped into what was going on. When they ended their conversation, Abby was on her way out, when Ronan approached her, questioning why she was so curious about what was in the lock box. He took her with him to the police station.

Billy vented his frustrations to the ghost of John Abbott. He shared how he saw Victoria moving on with someone else. He regretted making that deal with Victor in order to save Delia. John told Billy that he made his decision because he was doing what was best for his daughter. John pointed out that he needed to let go of his past with Victoria, or he would only keep himself miserable. Meanwhile, Victoria wrote another email to Billy.

Tucker and Jack met up in his office. Tucker told Jack that once he got his testimony against Katherine, he would make Jack sole controller of all of Jabot’s operations. Jack, however, said that it wasn’t good enough. He wanted Tucker to give him Jabot the minute the company was back in his hands. Tucker was upset that he was going back on their original agreement, but Jack wasn’t budging, pointing out that if he didn’t agree, he wouldn’t testify. Tucker relented and agreed to what Jack wanted. Ashley soon arrived and questioned if Tucker’s meeting was with Jack. When she questioned what they were up to, both men lied to her. Turning to Tucker, Ashley pointed out a past conversation they had: both of them not keeping things from one another. Meanwhile, back at Katherine’s, Neil and Devon were concerned when she shared that she received a phone call from her lawyer. He told her that Tucker was suing her for Jabot.

At the police station, with Abby present, Ronan had the lock box opened. Inside was a journal that Diane was keeping. Ronan told Abby to stay put until he came back. Abby told him that he could talk to her lawyer and walked out. Going to the board of suspects, Ronan wondered what Diane had over Abby. Minutes later, a cop came into Ronan’s office with the shoes Victor wore on the night of Diane’s murder.

On the Next The Young and the Restless

  • Tucker has a confession for Ashley
  • Neil questions Sofia’s integrity
  • Victor continues to taunt Adam

Ruskin Group Theatre

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former “One Life to Live” star Brian Kerwin (ex-Charlie) has returned to his theater roots. Now through November 6, the actor will star in L.A. premiere of  “The Tragedy of the Commons.”

The play, which was written by Stephen Metcalfe, who also penned the screenplay for “Pretty Woman,” is presented by the Ruskin Group Theatre Company Kerwin portrays Dakin Adams, a man “whose loving, longstanding relationship with his wife appears increasingly fragile. The problems are exacerbated by the couple’s fear of their home losing its much-cherished ocean view.” It is directed by Dave Florek.

Regular performances run from September 30 through November 6, with showtimes of 8:00pm PT (11:00 pm ET) on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2:00pm PT (5:00pm ET) on Sunday evenings, at the Ruskin Theatre located at 3000 Airport Ave. in Santa Monica, CA 90405-6139. For more information and to order tickets, which are $25.00 each, click here. You can also call the theater at 310-397-3244. Office hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm PT Mondays through Fridays, and by appointment.

Nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards, Kerwin portrayed Charlie Banks on “OLTL” from 2007-2011.


GH Recap: Monday, October 3, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, October 3, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jason and Sam happily enjoy their honeymoon in Hawaii. Franco chooses a special wedding gift for them.

Sexual tension rising in the panic room, Carly needles Shawn, who refuses to open up about his past. Michael sees Carly and Shawn emerge – hot and sweaty.

Sonny breaks down about Dante when Kate tries to comfort him despite herself. Sonny and Olivia go to visit Dante, leaving Kate an outsider.

Michael and Abby argue over his desire to protect his father, and later, Michael tells Max he is in charge of what happens next with the warehouse.

Lulu goes to see Dante. Later, she returns home and she takes a drink.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Lulu visits Dante.
  • Michael tells Sonny something important.
  • Tracy gets three surprise visitors.

OLTL Recap: Monday, October 3, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, October 3, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Natalie discusses her upcoming wedding with Viki. Viki worries that her daughter is marrying Brody only because he is Liam’s father. Meanwhile, Jessica discovers the copy of Liam’s original paternity test naming John as the father. At EOD, Jessica arrives at Natalie’s loft.

Mayor Finn continues to hound the LPD about Todd’s escape. Meanwhile, at Todd’s House, Bo saves the lives of Blair, Starr, and Téa. Tomas arrives at the scene and learns of Irene’s release. Bo regretfully informs Starr that he has to arrest her.

Before Starr is brought down to the station, she tells Blair that Irene wanted to meet Todd at the docks. Blair begs Tomas to do something about Todd and Irene. Deep down, Tomas can see that Todd still means something to Blair. Tomas kisses Blair, unsure if it will be their last. Tomas arrives at docks for the tail end of Todd and Irene’s final confrontation. Todd shoots Irene. As the sirens approach, Tomas tells Todd to run.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • John is suspicious of Tomas’ claim.
  • Jessica offers to babysit baby Liam.
  • Blair locates a wounded Todd.

Smith Talks About Her ‘Life’ After ABC

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With nine of her co-stars already signed on to continue with “One Life to Live” when it moves to online production with Prospect Park early next year, fans have been wondering if Hillary B. Smith (Nora) might follow suit. However, the “One Life” vet notes that “things are up in the air” regarding her future with the soap.

In a new interview with TheaterMania, Smith, who will be appearing on stage in Bruce Graham‘s “Any Given Monday” beginning Thursday, October 6, talks about the show and teases about what is coming up for Bo and Nora.

“I can say that Nora and Bo (played by Robert S. Woods) will be leaving together when we stop taping on ABC, and that makes me very happy. As for the online venture, I am very excited that the show’s fans will have another venue, and I am sorry for ABC that they made this decision. But I don’t know what’s in store for me after Thanksgiving, when I stop shooting ‘One Life.’ Things are up in the air.”

As for what is next for Smith, the actress laments that “I am continuing to work on this Internet series, ‘Venice,’ which shoots in Los Angeles. I would love to do more stage work. And I have to admit it’s both liberating and scary not to know what’s next. Like a lot of actors, I actually love change and love reinventing myself.”

Click here to read the full interview, including Smith’s thoughts on how the character of Nora has changed since she joined the show in 1992.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – - A look at what’s happening on “The Bold and the Beautiful” during the week of October 3, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Brooke and Katie make it their goal to put an end to Steffy and Liam’s engagement. Bill sends Liam and Steffy to Aspen. After helping Hope track down Liam and Steffy, Rick asks an old friend to find Liam and deliver a message to him. Liam thinks about his relationships with Steffy and Hope. Steffy anxiously tries to get Bill to keep Hope away. Ridge is forced to choose sides between Brooke and Taylor yet again.

  • Monday, October 3 -  Steffy manipulates Hope into questioning her right to Liam’s love; Liam questions his fathers true intentions.
  • Tuesday, October 4 - Bill orders Justin to leak a photo of Steffy wearing Liam’s engagement ring to the public in order to make his point; Ridge walks into a heated argument between Brooke and Taylor.
  • Wednesday, October 5 - Katie calls Bill out on his machinations with Steffy and Liam; Liam and Steffy take a whirlwind trip to a destination known only to Bill.
  • Thursday, October 6 - Steffy and Liam share a romantic kiss in Aspen; Rick shows his brotherly love and sleuthing skills when he assists Hope in tracking down Liam and Steffy.
  • Friday, October 7 - Rick and Bill both use their power of persuasion to manipulate the outcome of the love triangle; Steffy hides the fact that Hope is en route to Aspen from Liam.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — You can expect to see at least two reality show stars guest this fall on “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Real life pilot Jake Pavelka, best known as the star of ABC’s 14th season of “The Bachelor” and season two of “Bachelor Pad,” will reprise his role as the pilot of the Forrester private jet in the coming days. Pavelka announced his reprisal via Twitter in late August.

Pavelka taped his scenes on Tuesday, September 1 and Friday, September 2, which are set to air Thursday, October 6, and Tuesday, October 11. The last time he appeared on “B&B” was in November 2010 alongside Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Forrester) and Adam Gregory (Thomas Forrester). This time the former “Bachelor” will share scenes with Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) and Kim Matula (Hope Logan).

According to TV Guide, Texan model Cassi Colvin, best known for her short run on CBS’ most recent season of “Big Brother,” can be seen this fall on “B&B” when she plays a runway model named Cassi who is involved with Hope Logan’s “Hope for the Future” fashion line. Colvin taped her scenes on September 15, 2011, the day after she appeared on the “Big Brother 13″ finale, and is set to air on Thursday, October 20.

Also look for “Big Brother 13″ winner Rachel Reilly and fiancé/sidekick Brendan Villegas to reprise their drink-serving roles on “B&B” this Halloween in scenes set to air October 28 and 31.


OLTL Teasers: Week of October 3 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of October 3, 2011.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TEASERS

  • Monday (Episode #10973): Bo risks his life to dispose of a bomb. A Llanview resident is killed. Jessica gets her hands on some shocking information. (Rated: TVPG V)
  • Tuesday (Episode #10974): Starr is placed under arrest. Tomas’ is thrown in a jail cell. Jessica offers to babysit Liam. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday (Episode #10975): Jessica contemplates telling Brody what she knows. Natalie makes a discovery on the docks which could affect Todd. Blair tends to Todd. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Thursday (Episode #10976): Téa delivers some upsetting news to Starr. Blair helps keep Todd alive. Cord and Tina become closer. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday (Episode #10977): Blair and Todd remember their long past. Starr attempts to get a confession out of Jack. Tina pleads with Viki to give her another chance. (Rated: TVPG)

GH Teasers: Week of October 3 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of October 3, 2011.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: TEASERS

  • Monday (Episode #12403): Shawn refuses to open up to Carly about his past. Will Jason and Sam have a happy honeymoon? Kate is there for Sonny. (Rated: TVPG L, S, V)
  • Tuesday (Episode #12404): Lulu goes to see Dante. Michael shares some important news with Sonny. Tracy has some unexpected visitors. (Rated: TVPG L, S, V)
  • Wednesday (Episode #12405): Sonny
    arrives at a conclusion. Lulu is beside herself. Johnny puts Anthony in his place. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Thursday (Episode #12406): Maxie remembers B.J.’s birthday. Michael decides to focus on the future. Lucky reads over Siobhan’s letter. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
  • Friday (Episode #12407): There’s trouble in paradise. Carly receives Josslyn’s present. Michael overhears a conversation between Carly and Shawn. (Rated: TVPG L, S)