(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Sources have confirmed to Soap Opera Network that actress Erin Chambers is returning to ABC’s “General Hospital” in the near future. However, word has it that she might not be playing Siobhan McKenna, the role in which she originated back in September 2010.
Interestingly enough, on Thursday, October 20, Chambers wrote the following on both her Facebook page and on Twitter: “Hey people! I am filming “something” right now. Worked on it last week & this week. Can’t tell you just yet what it is…but stay tuned! :)”
While there is no certainty that the two occurrences are related, Soap Opera Network will continue following this developing story as details become available.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — EXCLUSIVE! Sources have confirmed to Soap Opera Network that “Days of our Lives” has fired Co-Executive Producer Noel Maxam. His replacement will be former “Passions” Executive Producer Lisa De Cazotte.
This comes as a shocking development as Maxam was named Co-Executive Producer this past June, along with Greg Meng, who will remain as Co-Executive Producer.
De Cazotte was the Executive Producer of “Passions” for the show’s entire run (July 5, 1999 – August 7, 2008). This reunites her with former “Passions” writers and current “DAYS” Co-Head Writers Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. and Marlene McPherson.
De Cazotte began her soap opera career as an intern for “One Life To Live” in the early 1980′s and worked her way up to Coordinating Producer before leaving in 1991 to join “Santa Barabara” as a Producer. When “Santa Barbara” ended in 1993, she joined “All My Children” where she was a Coordinating Producer and later Supervising Producer. In 1996, De Cazotte left “AMC” to help start NBC’s new soap opera “Sunset Beach” where she worked as a Producer and Supervising Producer. In 1998, De Cazotte was chosen to be the Executive Producer of another new NBC soap, “Passions.” After “Passions” ended, De Cazotte was name the Executive Producer for the second season of SOAPnet’s “General Hospistal: Night Shift” (July 22, 2008 – October 21, 2008). In 2009, she returned to “All My Children” as a Producer and worked there for a year.
De Cazotte is a graduate of Fordham University and has 4 Daytime Emmy nominations.
Stay tuned to Soap Opera Network as more details become available.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, October 21, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Blair begs Todd to save Tomas from a prison sentence. Inside the hearing room, Tomas faces sentencing. But before hearing the judge’s decision, he directs a heartfelt speech to Téa and Blair in which he takes responsibility for his failures.
Meanwhile, Todd is confronted by another vision of Irene which prompts him to take drastic action. Cutter comes up with a scheme to get the Buchanan money.
In Llanview, Aubrey tells Rex about her idea for Natalie and Brody’s engagement party. Rex informs Aubrey about Cutter’s attempt to get his money. In Llanview, Cutter goes to Rex with an offer.
Starr gets physical with one of the pushy paparazzi, then is spirited inside by James. Starr is glad to be home and can’t wait for life to get back to normal. She goes upstairs to see Hope, leaving James to answer the door to Rick. Rick congratulates Starr on her arrest; buzz is building, and her new bad girl image is just the thing they need to sell records. Rick tells her that if she won’t play ball, he’ll seize control of her music. At EOD Rick has something else up his sleeve to get what he wants.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, October 21, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Olivia realizes she may be competing with someone in Steve’s memory.
Johnny struggles to walk. Lisa confronts Robin and Patrick.
Spinelli and Maxie investigate the curious light at Wyndemere.
Sonny won’t take Kate’s attitude, and Coleman tries to make himself scarce.
On the Next General Hospital…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Soap Opera Network has confirmed with an official Prospect Park spokesperson that Darnell Williams has reached an agreement to continue with “All My Children” for its scheduled online resurrection in 2012. This afternoon, Williams’ former and future co-star, Lindsay Hartley (Cara) jumped over the production company that licensed “AMC” and “One Life to Live” earlier this year to reveal the news on Twitter. The excited actress exclaimed to fans that the popular actor “has officially signed on!! More to come.” All deals between Prospect Park and performers remain tentative at the moment due to the fact that an official deal hasn’t been reached between the actors’ union AFTRA and the production company.
Williams originally joined the cast of “AMC” in 1981 as Jesse Hubbard, the future love of Angela Baxter’s (Debbi Morgan) life. The actor remained in the role until 1988 when Jesse was killed off. Before returning to “AMC” for a second long-term gig in 2008, Williams played Jacob Foster on ABC’s “Loving” and “The City” opposite his long time co-star Morgan and enjoyed a recurring gig on CBS’ “Guiding Light.” The 2-time Daytime Emmy winner has also appeared in a multitude of prime-time series including a recurring role on “Felicity.” Before rejoining the cast of “AMC,” Williams was the acting coach for the daytime drama for some time and occasionally directed an episode of the daytime drama. On an important side note, Williams’ on-screen other half, Morgan, is currently starring on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.”
Williams, so far, is only the third “AMC” performer to sign on to continue with the soap opera once it goes online. He joins Hartley and Cameron Mathison (Ryan). Multiple sources indicate that the sticking point for a multitude of actors, besides not being contacted in some cases, has been that the Prospect Park executives want all of their actors to sign on to 4-year contracts. After years of being misinformed and tied to the controlling atmosphere of ABC Daytime, many “AMC” actors don’t appear to have a strong desire to oblige to long-term contracts.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of October 24, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Viki and Clint share a tender moment on Monday, October 24. Rick wants the Ford brothers to be in Starr’s music video. Starr and Rick clash over details. Cord is taken aback when Tina dons Viki’s old wedding for Rex’s costume party for Brody and Natalie on Friday, October 28. Viki and Tina discuss the men in their lives. Viki offers to stay home with Clint. A letter arrives at Llanfair for Clint from Kim. And Tina makes an interesting discovery at the party.
The Inside Story: Lost Loves
Todd makes an admission at Tomas’ hearing on Monday, October 24. Nora is forced to make a decision about Todd, and gives Téa a warning. Blair remains angry at Tomas for his recent actions. Todd has some good news to share with Viki. On Wednesday, October 26, Tomas asks Blair if she is still in love with Todd. However, a confused Blair isn’t able to give him an answer. Helping his sister get ready for Halloween, Todd tells Viki he plans on getting his life back. Tina claims to her siblings that peace within the family is most important to her at the moment. Meanwhile, Jack makes a frightening discovery at the cemetery on Wednesday, October 26. And later, he spots Rex and Shane having a warm moment at Gigi’s grave.
A Closer Look: Who Am I?
Rex gets into a scuffle with Cutter on Monday, October 24. Kim’s friend makes an surprising realization about herself. Clint explains to Viki why he’s really been holding a grudge against Rex. Rama and Vimal confess their secrets to one another. Cutter freaks out when Kim’s friend goes missing on Tuesday, October 25. Meanwhile, the woman turns up at Llanfair. Tina comes face-to-face with Cutter. Aubrey and Rex continue to bond. Marcie and Michael surprise John with a visit to Llanview. John, meanwhile, dodges their questions about his love life. On Wednesday, October 26, Rex and Aubrey talk with Shane about Halloween costumes. Marcie reminds John of Brody’s past, while Michael suggests a possible motive. Brody arrives at an inopportune moment. Roxy questions Natalie about her engagement. Rex and Marcie share a warm reunion. By Friday, October 28, Cutter convinces Kim’s friend to attend Rex’s costume party. Natalie’s actions make Brody feel guilty. Roxy and Michael push John to talk to Natalie. And Shane eulogizes his mother as the party gets underway.
OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 31, 2011
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of October 24, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL
Olivia’s symptoms continue. Kate and Sonny return to Jake’s on Wednesday, October 26 to confront the issue at hand. Michael is not happy to learn about Carly and Shawn’s trip. He takes out his ire out on Abby on Thursday, October 27. Michael and Dante’s bonding session soon takes a sour turn. Lulu confides in Ethan. Lucky heads to the church Siobhan wrote about despite being warned against it. A mysterious woman watches Lucky. Luke’s words surprise Tracy.
The Inside Story: Bondage at Sea
Matt races to find Elizabeth. A mystery man saves Elizabeth from her seemingly imminent fate but then disappears. Patrick and Robin are helpless to defend themselves as Lisa proceeds with her macabre plan to “bond” husband and wife forever on Monday, October 24. Maxie tries to get through to Matt. Matt fears its too late. Elizabeth has a vision from the great beyond. Spinelli finds a near lifeless Elizabeth. Robin breaks lose and manages to get the upper-hand as she and Lisa struggle. Dr. Scorpio awakens to a mystery. Things get heated as Johnny and Anthony disagree on their next move. Is the danger really over for Elizabeth? The mystery man from earlier lurks inside Wyndemere.
A Closer Look: Sweet Temptation
While Shawn fills Jason in on the warehouse drama back home, Sam and Carly hash a few things out. Sam and Jason discuss the pros and cons of having a baby. Carly and Shawn draw closer as he opens up about his PTSD … but pull back before things get too hot to handle. Jason gets an update on Franco’s location. Carly confides in Jason but ends up putting her best friend in a tough spot. Shawn and Carly share a charged moment. The pair later let loose over booze. But how do things escalate into a pissed Carly charging at the hunk on Friday, October 28? Jason and Sam discuss his relationship with Carly. Franco continues to watch Jason.
GH ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 31, 2011
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of October 10-14, 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)
1. Y&R 4,491,000 (+282,000/-540,000)
2. B&B 2,989,000 (+125,000/-226,000)
3. OLTL 2,580,000 (+162,000/+129,000)
4. GH 2,348,000 (+99,000/-176,000)
5. DAYS 2,343,000 (-107,000/-70,000)
1. Y&R 3.4/11 (+.3/-.1)
2. B&B 2.3/7 (+.2/same)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (+.1/+.1)
4. GH 1.8/5 (+.1/-.1)
5. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.1/-.1)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 953,000 (+145,000/-100,000)
2. B&B 620,000 (+22,000/-30,000)
3. GH 615,000 (+42,000/-216,000)
3. OLTL 615,000 (+54,000/-71,000)
5. DAYS 611,000 (-35,000/-72,000)
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5/10 (+.2/-.1)
2. DAYS 1.0/6 (same/same)
2. B&B 1.0/6 (+.1/same)
2. GH 1.0/6 (+.1/-.3)
2. OLTL 1.0/6 (+.1/same)
Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 57,000 (+21,000/+25,000)
2. OLTL 45,000 (+6,000/+33,000)
3. B&B 30,000 (+9,000/-3,000)
4. GH 23,000 (+2,000/+14,000)
5. DAYS 19,000 (-1,000/-17,000)
Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (+.1/-.2)
2. DAYS 0.6/4 (same/-.1)
2. OLTL 0.6/3 (+.1/same)
4. GH 0.5/3 (+.1/-.3)
4. B&B 0.5/3 (same/same)
Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,032,000 (+63,000/-136,000)
2. B&B 627,000 (-16,000/-60,000)
3. DAYS 533,000 (-9,000/+49,000)
4. OLTL 508,000 (+17,000/+86,000)
5. GH 468,000 (+15,000/+21,000)
Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers
For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through October 16, 2011
1. Y&R 3.4
2. B&B 2.2
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
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – TV Line revealed today that Susan Lucci has landed a gig on “Army Wives” which airs on the Lifetime cable network. The popular series stars Lucci’s former “All My Children” co-star Kim Delaney. For at least two episodes of the sixth season of the series, which will begin airing in the spring of 2012, the daytime legend will be playing a former Army wife and a new confidante of sorts for Delaney’s character, Claudia.
“Army Wives,” which averaged 3.7 million viewers a week in its fifth season and has earned the distinction of being the number one scripted drama series on cable in the Female 18-49 demographic, debuted in June 2007 on Lifetime with Delaney as its headline star.
The beautiful Delaney played Jenny Gardner, one half of super couple Greg (Laurence Lau) and Jenny, on “AMC” from 1981 to 1984. Despite some ongoing personal issues that have recently put the actress on the news, Delaney has enjoyed a successful prime-time television career with starring roles on series including “NYPD Blue,” “Philly” and “CSI: Miami.” Lucci, of course, is an original cast member or “AMC” which debuted in 1970. Along with the prestigious honor of hosting “Saturday Night Live,” during her career the popular actress has been the commercial spokesperson for brands including Ford automobiles, guest-starred on numerous series and starred on numerous television movies.
Last she touched on the topic, despite prior reports to the contrary, Lucci confided that she was still in ongoing negotiations with production company Prospect Park to bring Erica Kane back to Pine Valley. “AMC” is scheduled to debut online at some point in 2012.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 20, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Patrick and Robin get romantic.
Steve and Olivia get romantic, too.
Lulu’s concern heightens when Sonny gives her some advice about marrying Dante. Meanwhile, Delores questions Dante.
Kate trounces into Jake’s and lays one on Coleman when Sonny arrives.
On the Next General Hospital…