“All My Children” will end its network television run in just five weeks on Friday, September 23, 2011. The soap that houses the biggest name in the history of the daytime drama format, Susan Lucci (Erica Kane), debuted on ABC on January 5, 1970. The entertainment industry is set to pay tribute to the show that left its mark on pop culture with several special installments that fans will not want to miss out on.
People Magazine has spent the summer working on a Special Collector’s issue for fans of “AMC.” The issue is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com for a discounted price. The publication date for the issue is September 27, 2011, which means it should be on newsstands as early as the first week of September. The following is a description of the issue provided by the editors of the popular magazine:
A commemoration of the long-running soap opera that ends in September, 2011 after 41 years. With dozens of pages of brand new, exclusive photographs and interviews, the book visits Pine Valley and all the characters that made the show an American institution. Chock full of favorite moments, story lines, and insights from star Susan Lucci, creator Agnes Nixon and many others, it’s a collector’s book that will satisfy millions of fans.
Cameron Mathison will host a one-hour special on the TV Guide Network honoring “AMC” on Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 PM EST. Mathison has played Ryan Lavery on the ABC daytime drama since December 1997, save a one year break. Mathison posted on his Twitter page that among other past and present “AMC” stars that he has interviewed Kim Delaney (ex-Jenny Gardner) and Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo du Pres) for the special. The handsome actor who will turn 42-years old next week is also a special correspondent for “Extra” and “Good Morning America.” “GMA” which airs every morning on ABC will also be airing a special on “AMC” at an air-date yet to be announced.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — I am pretty sure if you are on the internet it pretty much guarantees that you have either Facebook’ed or Tweeted. If you are anything like me then you have probably already done both! Well, if you are like Alison Sweeney, then you are ahead of the rest of us. Sweeney, who portrays Samantha ‘Sami’ Brady on “Days of Our Lives” and also hosts “The Biggest Loser,” has jumped on board with a brand new social network media website called “Tout.”
Tout is a new video social media platform whose mobile app enables iPhone and iPad users to shoot 15-second real-time video messages (or “touts”), which they can simply and instantly share on Twitter, Facebook, via email and/or SMS in one click. The users’ Touts are also automatically posted on Tout.com.
Sweeney, whose profile is now the second most viewed right behind Shaquille O’Neal, is touting on daily and has provided her fans with a behind-the-scenes look into her everyday life. So far she has shared behind-the-scene clips at her shows, daily work-outs and much more.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, August 19, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
After making love for the first time, Marissa tells Bianca she feels great about what happened between them.
JR tells Liza he got the custody hearing moved up so Tad and Dixie can’t testify against him. Liza is not pleased when she realizes JR tried to bribe the judge. Keeping his part of the deal, JR tries to make inroads between Colby and Liza. Liza tells JR his plan to bribe the judge backfired. When Colby realizes JR spiked his coffee she calls him a selfish drunk. JR says he’s giving up booze. Marissa gets a call from Caleb alerting her to the judge deciding to give her full custody of AJ in light of JR’s attempt to bribe the court. Her happiness is tempered by her concern for JR and his continued self-destruction.
Cara and David talk about the past and the present. Cara hides when Tad arrives at ConFusion looking for her. David and Tad exchange barbs. David takes Cara to his room and tells her she can stay there. Griffin is upset when Cara doesn’t answer his call. Cara calls back and tells Griffin that she is still in Pine Valley but needs some time alone. David explains his love-hate relationship with Pine Valley. Cara tells David that she likes him. The two end up sharing a passionate kiss.
Zach and Kendall’s conversation returns at the tale end. The pair discuss the private conversation they just had and we see that Kendall is clearly not happy with what apparently has to be done. Outside the room, a concerned Griffin asks Kendall if everything is alright. Kendall makes up an excuse for the reason she’s unsettled and later when Greenlee expresses her concern. When Griffin goes to check on Zach, he asks Griffin if he’s in love with Kendall. Griffin tells him it’s not relevant because Zach is back and Kendall loves him. Zach declares to Ryan, Greenlee and Kendall that his full allegiance is to David afterall he saved his life and brought him back to his family.
Greenlee confides to Kendall about Leo and Gillian. Ryan asks Greenlee what’s bothering her.
On the Next All My Children…
- Cara pulls away from a kiss with David.
- Zach announces big news.
- Tad assures JR that his son loves him.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, August 19, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Siobhan and Elizabeth discuss their relationship to Lucky and his drug addiction. Anthony arrives at General Hospital, only to be put in his place by Epiphany. But Anthony has deadly plans. Matt helps Lucky in a tight spot with Anthony’s drug dealer.
Sam worries Jason may have another seizure, despite Jason’s protests. Robin reveals a theory about Jason’s brain.
Lulu and Dante make love. Dante gives Lulu her birthday gift – an official key to the apartment. He wants her to move-in!
On the Next General Hospital…
- Anthony attacks a patient in the hospital.
- Skye is keeping someone safe.
- Carly and Sonny face off… yet again.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, August 19, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Blair reels when she learns the truth about who is the real Todd Manning. The real Todd blames Blair for not believing him. She tries to defend herself, then realizes it isn’t helping. The real Todd vows revenge. The man who is not Todd Manning must deal with the people in his life. At the EOD, Téa is alone with her husband.
Rex and Natalie discover that the Spotted Pony is a strip club. Rex believes that Gigi sent him here for a reason. Natalie grows increasingly uncomfortable as women solicit Rex and the manager mistakes her for a new dancer. Rex feels compelled to wait and see why Gigi wanted him to come here. He sends Natalie back to the Buchanan jet to wait for him. After she goes, he gets frustrated, too, and is about to leave – until the emcee announces the name of the next dancer…Gigi.
Ford delivers Ryder to Jessica who is still bitter about Natalie and Brody. They argue. Jessica’s anger reminds Ford of Tess. At EOD, he grabs her and kisses her.
Aubrey is about to leave when Cutter returns. He begs her not to go, calling her by her real name. He reminds her of when they first met and fell in love. We find out that he and his sister were a grifter team, but fought and parted ways. Aubrey, who was in trouble herself, fell into grifting with Cutter. Cutter wanted to give her everything, and things went too far. He’s sorry. Aubrey is, too. He points out that she has nowhere to go and no money. At EOD, she decides to stay – but still hasn’t accepted Cutter back.
On the Next One Life to Live…
- Todd takes Dorian’s gun.
- Starr and Dani argue.
- Rex is shocked to see Kim.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of August 22, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN
Marissa fills Tad & Dixie in on what JR’s been up to. Will they finally get through to JR on Monday, August 22. JR is on a mission. Dixie and Angie’s confab hits close to home for Maya. Angie gives Maya advice about the baby she gave up and leads her to Tad for help. Bianca tries to tell Erica about her new romance on Wednesday, August 24 … but Erica isn’t very receptive. Brot asks Natalia an important question on Friday, August 26.
The Inside Story: Toy Soldiers
Cara puts the brakes on her and David’s personal connection. Tad is relieved when Cara reveals she is staying in town until she announces the reason why – Project Orpheus! Kendall watches as Zach & David agree to a professional alliance. Kendall is unsettled but agrees to not fight Zach’s decision. Tad tells Jake about Cara & David. Dixie has another troubling flashback to her time with David on Tuesday, August 23. David douses any illusions Zach has about their partnership and then proceeds to push his buttons. Greenlee refuses to let David continue hurting the people she cares about. Dixie is determined to unlock the truth. Cara’s relationship with David agitates Tad. Greenlee tells Cara she’s going to learn who David really is the hard way. Ryan has an emotional encounter with Gillian. David curbs Erica’s threats by once again holding over her head the possibility that he saved somebody close to her. Ryan confronts David about the game he’s playing. Zach realizes David still doesn’t trust him. On Thursday, August 25, Greenlee tells Kendall about the property bid. Kendall admits to Greenlee that something feels off with Zach. Cara tries to convince Griffin to reconsider risking David’s work. Opal insists Erica not allow David’s mind-games to come between her and Jack. Erica flashes back to moments with Mike Roy. David tells Angie that he doesn’t want to rush into her surgery but they may have no choice. Angie questions David about Babe. Griffin & Zach’s meeting becomes heated. Zach orders Griffin to turn over the Project Orpheus medical files he intends to give the FDA.
AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2011
- Cara grows suspicious after receiving an e-mail from Griffin revealing he’s returned to the field.
- Angie is rocked to the core when the truth finally comes to light.
- Dixie questions if Tad has forgiven her for the decisions she made concerning Kathy.
- A special person delivers a message to Erica from her mother.
- Erica insists Zach tell her what he is hiding concerning David.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of August 22, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL
Jackal, P.I. can’t ignore his feeling about the bakery (Luzetta). Maxie takes Jackal, P.I. on an emotional field trip. He is affected. Will Spinelli return to Maxie on Wednesday, August 24? Diane and Max make a decision about their relationship. Skye delights at Tracy’s discomfort. Johnny secretly listens as Skye and Anthony discuss their scheme. Sam makes it clear to Jason she’s in charge. Robin tells Jason & Sam her theory about his condition. Patrick and Matt butt heads over who will operate on Jason. Jason and Sam make an important decision on Friday, August 26. Will they regret that decision after things appear to take a horrible turn?
The Inside Story: Natural Born Killer
On Monday, August 22, we see Jax safely hidden and in Skye’s care. Carly continues to rip into Sonny for what he’s done. Sonny contemplates his biggest regrets at the hospital chapel. Carly and Shawn’s bond continues to grow. Sonny pleads his case to Michael. Abby is incredulous that Michael can support the actions Sonny took against [Michael's] former step-father. Dante overhears Sonny and Carly fighting about Jax. Abby and Sonny don’t hold back the verbal punches. Abby runs into Johnny and their is an obvious connection as they confide in each other. Mac comforts Alexis who fears Jax’s fate. Michael’s support of Sonny agitates Carly.
A Closer Look: Girl Interrupted
Anthony gets to Siobhan before Lucky. Siobhan manages to leave a note in the aftermath of Anthony’s attack. Elizabeth fears Lucky will blame her for what has transpired. Lucky doesn’t see Siobhan’s note. He later battles the urge to succumb to his addiction again. Matt helps Elizabeth cover when Steve confronts them about the missing drugs that Elizabeth used to help Lucky while he was going through withdrawal. Matt confronts Lucky after finding Siobhan’s note on Thursday, August 25. What does it reveal?
GH ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2011
- Sam, Elizabeth, Carly and Monica all dream about Jason Quartermaine.
- Matt helps Elizabeth in a difficult situation.
- Johnny and Ethan have their hands full with Skye.
- Kristina unleashes her fury at Sonny – but something appears to be very wrong with Sonny’s daughter.
- Lucky and Lulu have an emotional confrontation.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of August 22, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Jack observes Todd with Dorian’s gun on Monday, August 22. Téa remains committed to the man she married. Starr and Dani argue over Todd and Victor. By week’s end, Blair finds the gun missing. Todd and Victor have a huge confrontation. Bo tries to diffuse the tense situation. Téa and Blair remain in shock over the true identity of both men, but are unable to keep peace between the brothers.
The Inside Story: Dead or Alive?
Rex is shocked to find Kim using Gigi’s name at the Kentucky strip club on Monday, August 22. Kim tells Rex she is unable to help him. Gigi’s spirit urges Rex not to give up on her. Kim tells someone about her encounter with Rex. On Tuesday, August 23, Bo visits Asa’s grave on the anniversary of his death, and has a heart-to-heart talk with Renee. Clint is depressed that he can’t be at the mansion to honor his father’s legacy, and seeks Nigel’s help. Rex returns home and catches Natalie up to speed. Kim decides to return to Llanview. Rex tries to talk to Gigi. Kim pays David a visit. By Wednesday, August 24, Rex allows Clint to pay his respects, and father and son inch closer toward reconciliation. Bo, Joey, Kelly, and Natalie learn of Clint’s “escape” from Llanfair. Rex leaves the Buchanan’s to honor their fallen patriarch, and goes to the cemetery. Kim and David reach an understanding. Clint encounters his ex-wife. Rex makes a startling discovery on Friday, August 26, and asks Bo for a huge favor. Natalie tosses her step-mother out. And Kim arrives at Gigi’s grave.
A Closer Look: For the Love of Family
Ford and Jessica agree to keep their distance from one another. Joey and Kelly prepare to leave for London on Tuesday, August 23. Aubrey wishes Joey well. Kelly urges John to forgive Natalie. David chooses love over his career. John leaves Dorian with a little unfinished business to take care of. Natalie gives John back the tape on Wednesday, August 24. John asks Natalie about her visit with Delphina. Brody threatens Victor to keep quiet about Liam. Joey wonders if he parents new living arrangement might rekindle their relationship. Addie and the rest of the Cramer clan throw a farewell party for Dorian. On Friday, August 26, Viki and Dorian experience a little déjà vu, and later share an emotional farewell. And David says good-bye to Bo.
OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2011
- Someone is murdered in cold blood. But who pulled the trigger?
- Tensions remain high between Phylicia and Nora.
- Cutter has a surprise visitor from his past life.
- Blair goes into panic mode when Jack turns up missing.
- Several Llanview residents appear guilty of murder.
“One Life to Live” star Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) had many fans in attendance at last weekends “One Life to Live” Fan Club Weekend Luncheon scratching their heads when she said “I was told by our executive producer [Frank Valentini] yesterday, that on Wednesday [August 10] we tied with ‘Y&R.’” Considering “The Young and the Restless” is daytime’s #1 soap, we thought she may have made a mistake too, but it turns out she wasn’t wrong at all.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 18, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Lily was upset that Cane broke his word about staying away from her and the babies. He told her not to blame the nanny, he happened to come upon them but he wasn’t going to turn away from seeing his children; he missed and loved them. Lily stressed to them that their relationship was over with. He understood but it was clear that he missed her. While still in the park, a man approached Cane and served him with divorce papers.
Daniel was still waiting for Lily to return back to Jimmy’s bar. He wondered what was taking her so long. Eden and Kevin were keeping him company when Noah, Hunter and Devon walked in. Eden wasn’t pleased at seeing the pretty blonde near her ex-boyfriend. Noah introduced Hunter to Kevin and Daniel, and they all wished Daniel a happy birthday.
Katherine was with Paul at the house discussing what he’s found out regarding Tucker’s long lost son. He told her based on the forensic analysis, they have a good chance of learning the timeframe of the actual letter. Paul deduced that Tucker’s son had to be around the age of 26. Paul, however, warned Katherine not to get too happy on what he’s found out so far; it was still a long shot in finding her grandson. As they were talking, Paul discussed that the mother of Tucker’s son was someone that may not have been just a one- time fling.
Colin assumed that Jill would be pleased with him that he was proving that he loved her by telling Genevieve that their marriage was over. Jill, however, didn’t buy it. She thought it was all an act to win her over. When he got up to leave, Katherine arrived and chastised Jill for hanging around him. Katherine sat down and Jill told Katherine that she wasn’t at all with him. Meanwhile back at her house, still seething in anger at Colin’s bombshell, Genevieve was nursing her hurt hand, vowing that that Colin wouldn’t be leaving her; it would be the other way around.
Tucker was doing his best to go over business documents when Sofia arrived. She brought over new contracts for him. He was telling her that he was making progress in understanding a bit more clearly. He, however did become frustrated at still needing help. Their conversation took on a personal note when Tucker admitted that Ashley and he weren’t on good terms. Sofia in turn shared that Malcolm and her were no longer together, either. She told him about the baby possibly not being his and admitted to have slept with Neil.
Cane met Colin at Crimson Lights. His father wanted him to go spend some time with Genevieve. Cane didn’t want to do that, but when Colin told him that he was going to divorce her, he immediately jumped on him for doing it just to get closer to Jill. Once again, Colin stressed for Cane to go see his mother, telling him that she’s going to need someone to lean on. Cane agreed and headed over there. When he arrived, Genevieve came down the stairs and figured that Colin was the one that sent him to check up on her. Cane told her he was aware of the divorce. A bitter Genevieve told her son that she didn’t need anything from the likes of her husband. Cane told her that being divorced from Colin was the best thing for him. She shot back if he would feel the same way when Lily ended their marriage. He got upset and was ready to leave when she stopped him. She learned that Lily in fact did serve him with divorce papers. Meanwhile, Colin met with his divorce lawyer, determined to get things moving on ending his marriage.
Lily made her way back to Jimmy’s and privately told Daniel about her run in with Cane. He thought that she would want to have some private time to herself, but she told him that she wanted to celebrate his birthday with him. After they enjoyed birthday cake with their friends, the two of them departed. She took him to a private suite at the Athletic Club. Daniel became flustered, not realizing that Lily was truly ready to move forward with what was going on between the two of them. She soon started to kiss them, and they were ready to have sex with one another. As things started to heat up, Lily suddenly started to think about her times of sex with Cane and instantly pulled back, telling Daniel that she couldn’t go through with it.
Devon asked Hunter if she had her internship yet with Restless Style but she said even when it came through, she would still need a job to cover the cost of living there. Noah found a sure solution by telling her that there was a job opening at Crimson Lights for a barista. When he gushed how they could spend more time together while she was working there, a jealous Eden quickly blocked the girl’s joy by telling her that the job was no longer available. She told a crushed Hunter that she took the job. Kevin skeptically went along with it but pulled his sister to the side and questioned her suddenly wanting the job. She said she changed her mind but Kevin said she only did it because she didn’t want to see Noah getting closer to Hunter.
Paul called Katherine and let her know that he found several pictures of Tucker and a woman together. He wondered if the woman could be the one that is kept her son from him. He told her that he would be looking into who the woman was.
Cane entered Jimmy’s to pick up his check. Devon asked him why he was there if it was his night off. When Cane told him, a skeptical Devon asked if he know that Lily was going to be there. Cane said he didn’t know she would even be there. A nerve was hit when Devon told him that Lily and Daniel left the bar together.
Katherine and Jill were still together at Gloworm when Genevieve showed up. Jill told her that if she was there to talk about Colin divorcing her, it had nothing to do with her. Genevieve coolly shared that before he made his phone call to end his marriage, hours earlier, he was with her, having sex together. Jill didn’t believe her. Genevieve told her whether they got divorced or not, Colin would never be over her.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
- Abby insisted that Ashley end her marriage to Tucker
- Deacon backs Phyllis in a corner with Ashley and Nick present
- Avery wanted to know why Adam destroyed evidence to clear Sharon