OLTL Recap: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Tina Lord and her dog, David Vickers, return to Llanview and make a beeline to see her family. At Todd’s house, the lawyer is about to read the will when Tina arrives to the surprise of all. By EOD the reading is back on track and the lawyer announces to whom Victor left the entirety of his estate.

Todd freaks when he receives Irene’s note, in which she threatens the lives of all he holds dead. Todd shows Starr the note, which suddenly is unreadable. Starr wants to take the note to John and Bo, but Todd thinks it’s too risky to involve the police. At EOD Todd tells Starr there’s only one thing to do: They must break him out of jail.

Natalie tells Rex that she accepted Brody’s marriage proposal. Rex learns that an encounter with John precipitated Natalie’s decision. Rex questions Natalie’s motives.

Later, Rex has another vision of Gigi. Jessica confides in Ford that Natalie accepted Brody’s marriage proposal.

Ford helps Jessica exorcise her anger. But at EOD she may have some left over when she runs into Natalie.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Jessica and Natalie duke it out.
  • Brody again asks Clint for his blessing.
  • Cord returns to Llanview to see his father.

GH Recap: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Alexis propositions Sonny about Kristina’s future.

Michael goes into mob mode, hoping to protect his father’s assets first with Shawn’s help. Kate tries to center herself as she gets caught up in Sonny’s drama again.

Olivia calls Lulu with news.

Ethan discovers his brother on the floor.

A gloved hand is at Wyndemere.

Spinelli tries to come clean to Maxie about his computer amnesia.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Johnny and Anthony have a major argument.
  • Carly tells another lie.
  • Alexis and Kate have a heart-to-heart.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One day on the air and “The Chew” is already beating “All My Children’s” most recent performance in Total Viewers and the key sales demographic of Women 18-49. The new food and lifestyle talk show also beat the soaps season to date performance for the 2010-2011 television season that concluded on Friday, September 16.

Per ABC via TVbytheNumbers.com, “The Chew” averaged 2.5 million viewers and 590,000 Women 18-49 viewers compared to “All My Children’s” average of 2.491 (averaged to 2.5 million for technicality purposes) and 532,000 Women 18-49 viewers during the week of September 12-16, 2011. It should be noted however that “AMC’s’ Monday, September 12 episode actually beat “Chew” in total viewers (2,640,000 vs 2,500,000). Ratings data for “All My Children’s” final week on television (September 19-23, 2011) won’t be released until as early as Thursday, but the 41-year old soap is expected to top “Chew’s” current performance in both viewers and demos.

For the 2010-2011 television season, “The Chew” beat “All My Children’s” average in Total Viewers (2.5 million vs. 2.4 million) and Women 18-49 (590,000/0.9 rating vs. 541,000/0.8 rating).

Also per ABC, “The Chew’s” premiere episode also exceeded the performance of the series debut of the networks flagship daytime program “The View,” which debuted in August 1997 with 1.9 million viewers, and CBS’ “The Talk,” which launched with 2.2 million viewers in October 2010. The network noted “Chew” also beat “Talk’s” premiere episode in Women 18-34 (167,000 vs. 158,000), Women 18-49 (590,000 vs. 568,000) and Women 25-54 (732,000 vs. 672,000), despite neither show airing against one another in the major markets.

“The Chew” is co-hosted by Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall,  Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz.


Prospect Park Unveils New ‘Online Network’

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Nearly three months after licensing the rights to “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” from ABC, Prospect announces the launching of a new web channel, The Online Network, which will air both soaps along with the upstart company’s other current and future programming.

According to a press release, the new site will launch in January “with the goal of eventually providing viewers with a full programming selection of first-run, long form content on an anytime, anywhere basis.”

“We are creating TOLN to conveniently deliver fans of quality television long-form programming anytime and anywhere. With broadband availability in 70% of US households and the proliferation of internet enabled televisions, DVRs and wireless devices, ultimately we believe that online distribution provides the best platform to access 30 and 60 minute entertainment content. The viewer response to the shows we have licensed has been tremendous, and we have much more in development to appeal to a broad audience base,” adds Prospect Park co-founders Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz.

Furthermore, it appears that Canadian fans of the soaps will be in luck, as ABC Soaps in Depth tweets that our friends north of the border will be able to watch “AMC” and “OLTL” on The Online Network as well.

In related news, TVLine is reporting that “at launch time TOLN will be strictly ad-supported, like most online video hubs,” however that has yet to be confirmed by Prospect Park.

Fans wanting to receive updates regarding The Online Network, as well as its show (including “AMC” and “OLTL”), can register with your e-mail address or cell phone number at www.TOLN.com or www.theonlinenetwork.com.

“All My Children” aired its final episode on ABC last Friday, while “One Life to Live” will last end its network run on January 13, 2012. Both shows are expected to resume with Prospect Park early next year.


‘One Life’ Prop Leads to Late Night Fodder

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — For the second time this year, comedienne Chelsea Handler singles out the recently canceled ABC soap saying that “‘One Life to Live’ is one of the soaps that is headed to an early grave and, unlike many of its characters, it won’t be able to come back as its separated at birth evil, retarded twin.” And while the joke was an obvious reference to the “Tale of Two Todd’s” storyline, it wasn’t the only current plot on the soap targeted by Handler on her E! show “Chelsea Lately.”

Handler also took a jab at the fan favorite stuffed porcupine Morris, whom she affectionately refers to as that “stuffed little buck-toothed nugget.” In a clip from the soap featuring Cutter (Josh Kelly) and Aubrey (Terri Conn) talking about the furry little guy, which he bought at a flea market from Roxy (Ilene Kristen), the comic jokes that due to budget cutbacks [Morris] had to replace the third actor that was supposed to be in the scene. She even manages to take a jab at actor James Franco, who has recurring guest role on “General Hospital,” at the end of clip.

In April of this Handler poked fun at “One Life’s” “cougar” storyline involving Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian) and Tuc Watkins (ex-David), claiming the show had “gone to far” with the story.

You can watch the Youtube clip of her latest jab at “One Life to Live” below:

Thanks to Soap Opera Network message board member Cheap21 for uploading the clip.


GH Recap: Monday, September 26, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, September 26, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Dante tries to answer Lulu’s cell phone call. Michael and Abby join Carly at the warehouse, only for Michael to discover his brother.

We pick up on Jason and Sam dancing blissfully at their wedding reception – as Franco dances as well. All the guests delight in their wise fortunes except for Maxie, whose cookie lessons hit too close to home. Jason and Sam head out to their honeymoon – so does Franco.

Kate and Sonny discuss their past in familiar surroundings.

Kristina asks Kate for a job in fashion to Alexis’ horror.

Olivia surprises Steve with a rooftop picnic at the hospital, but what is he hiding about his past?

On the Next General Hospital

  • Olivia gets bad news.
  • Ethan discovers a distraught Lucky.
  • Sonny and Alexis discuss Kristina’s future.

‘One Life’ October Casting News

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Llanview comings and goings for the month of October.

Thought you’d seen the last of Llanview’s craziest physic, but were hoping that you’d be wrong? If so, then you are in luck. Lea DeLaria reprises her role of Madame Delphina on Monday, October 10 when she encounters someone who is feeling a little guilty over something they’ve done as well as someone that asks her to repeat something in particular that she did for him once in the past.

Wendy Moniz is back as Llanview’s new mayor Kathleen Finn on Monday, October 3, and again on  Thursday, October 20 when she shows the Llanview Police Department some tough love.

David A. Gregory (Ford) has listed his October airdates on his Facebook page as being the 5, 6, 18, 19, 25, 27, and 31. That is 7 out of 21 episodes airing during the month.

Christopher L. Graves will play a Paparazzi on Friday, October 21. Also in that episode will be Nic Robuck (James), according to IMDb.

Expect to see a little more of Barbara Rhoades (Irene Manning) as the calendar changes from September to October. But will that be the last fans will be seeing of her, or will Irene’s reign of terror continue? Tune in to find out!

Don’t look for Kathy Brier (Marcie) or Chris Stack (Michael) to come back to Llanview for a little while longer. Brier tells a fan on Facebook that their return won’t happen until “Toward the end of October.”

It’s Halloween time in Llanview. Sean Ringgold (Shaun) posted this picture on his Facebook page last Friday, along with the comments “Hey Guys I’m in the Studio about to shoot some Halloween scenes . Can anyone guess what I will be ? I’m sure some people will have jokes for this question but what The heck :- )”

If your wondering about when some of your favorite (or not) recurring characters will be getting a little more airtime, no need to fear. Several actors, including Ilene Kristen (Roxy), Kim Zimmer (Echo), Nick Choksi (Vimal), Shenaz Treasury (Rama), Austin Williams (Shane), and Austin Peck (Rick) will all appear on screen at one point or another again in the coming weeks.

Are Farah Fath (Gigi) and John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) about to leave “OLTL” behind? Fath tweeted on September 21 that “I’ll study twitter slang tomorrow, i gotta go to bed now, ‘OLTL’ at the crack…” And, when asked about how much longer she would be in New York City (where “OLTL” is taped), she responded with “Only for 2 more months.”

What fun place to work. Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted on Monday that she was “Working with silly folks today!”

And talk about a long day on the set. “OLTL” make-up artist Julia Davis tweeted on September 22 that “They have extended our out time. No cooking tonight. This calls for takeout,” and that she was “Finally headed home after 13 hours on set. Thanks a Good Night to Llanview… In need of some zzzzz.”


OLTL Recap: Monday, September 26, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, September 26, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Téa visits Todd and finally believes he’s innocent, after he swears on the lives of his children. He tells her about Irene offering him a deal. Téa agrees she’ll represent him. At EOD Todd receives a threat from Irene.

Irene visits Viki, ostensibly to apologize. Viki calls Bo and gets confirmation that Irene was released from jail. Viki berates Irene for her treatment of her sons and of her daughter Tina. At EOD Irene says she has one more thing to share with Viki: a gun that she points at her.

Blair tries to get Jack to admit he’s lying about Todd’s involvement in Victor’s death. She tells him Todd might get the death sentence. However Dani and Tomas interrupt just when Jack might confess to the lie. At EOD Tea returns home and Blair is about to take off with Jack to keep working on him, when someone enters. He is there about Victor Lord Jr’s last will and testament.

Tomas takes responsibility for the fact that Todd had to spend all those years behind bars.

John is about to admit to Natalie that he still loves her, when he sees her engagement ring. He learns she’s going to marry Brody. Bo sees Natalie is upset.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Tina returns for the reading of Victor’s will.
  • Starr learns of the note Irene sent to Todd.
  • Rex is visited yet again by Gigi’s ghost.

GH Teasers: Week of September 26 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of September 26, 2011.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: TEASERS

  • Monday (Episode #12398): Dante tries to answer the phone with Lulu calls. Jason and Sam are being followed. Kate and Sonny talk about the past. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Tuesday (Episode #12399): Olivia receives some disappointing news. Ethan encounters a despondent Lucky. Sonny and Alexis plan Kristina’s future. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Wednesday (Episode #12400): Johnny and Anthony have a disagreement. Carly continues to be less than truthful. Kate and Alexis have a chat. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Thursday (Episode #12401): Shawn in keeping a secret. Lucky makes an admission to Elizabeth. Ethan has a run-in with something evil. (Rated: TVPG L, S, V)
  • Friday (Episode #12402): Carly and Sam team up. Lucky comes across something belonging to Siobhan. Michael is in a bad mood. (Rated: TVPG L, S, V)

OLTL Teasers: Week of September 26 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of September 26, 2011.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TEASERS

  • Monday (Episode #10968): Tina returns to town on family business.  Téa goes to see Todd in his jail cell. Blair tries to get a confession out of Jack. (Rated: TVPG V)
  • Tuesday (Episode #10969): Rex questions Natalie on her true motives for saying yes to Brody’s proposal. Todd receives a disturbing note from mommy dearest. (Rated: TVPG D, V)
  • Wednesday (Episode #10970): Natalie and Jessica have a big fight. Cord comes to see Clint. Starr contemplates helping her father do something illegal. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Thursday (Episode #10971): Clint defends Rex’s actions. Shane recalls the night Victor was shot and killed. Tina tries to convince Todd to help her. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Friday (Episode #10972): Viki questions Natalie about her feelings for John. Irene’s plan places several lives in jeopardy. Tina is distraught. (Rated: TVPG L, V)