(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Bo Buchanan on “Castle?” Say what? In a new interview with AOLtv.com, Nathan Fillion reveals he would like to see his former “One Life to Live” co-star Robert S. Woods play dad to his primetime character, author/police consultant Rick Castle.
Never one to forget his daytime roots, when asked if “Castle” was any closer to casting his character’s father, Fillion suggested that Woods would be a perfect fit for the role saying, “Great question. There are tons of people I would love to see, but less than famous and more personal for me, I would like to see the guy who played my uncle on my first job, my first soap opera ‘One Life to Live,’ Bob Woods. He played my uncle Bo [Buchanan]. I’d love to see him come in and play my dad. For me, that’s … personal. That man actually means something to me. He’s the fellow that said, ‘Hey man, you’ve got to wrap up this soap and move to L.A. You’re gonna do well out there.’ He’s the one who sat me down and gave me the courage to pick up and leave New York when they offered me an extended contract.”
Fillion played Joey Buchanan on “One Life to Live” from 1994-97, and again briefly in 2007 in honor of the soap’s 10,000th episode.
To read the complete interview, which includes a few spoilers for the upcoming season of “Castle,” click here.
And be to watch the season premiere of “Castle” on Monday, September 19, at 10:01 pm ET on ABC.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Teasers for the Week of September 19, 2011.
ALL MY CHILDREN: TEASERS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of September 19, 2011.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: TEASERS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of September 19, 2011.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TEASERS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) is branching out from his daytime role on “One Life to Live.” In addition to co-starring alongside his real and reel life girlfriend Farah Fath (Gigi) in the upcoming E! series “Dirty Soap,” Lavoisier has also landed a guest starring role in the CBS primetime series “The Mentalist.”
“PS Congratulations are in order to my beautiful boyfriend…he’s shooting ‘The Mentalist’ this week! (booked his first audition in LA!),” Fath tells Soap Opera Digest. It is not known at this time the name of the character Lavoisier will be playing or when his episode will air, although he was said to have been filming his scenes sometime this week.
In the meantime be sure to the soap couple on “Dirty Soap,” which premieres on Sunday, September 25 at 10:00 pm ET on E!. Click here to visit the show’s official website.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The latest cast changes and other odds and ends for “One Life to Live.”
Is Tonja Walker on her back to Llanview as Alex Olanov. While it has yet to be confirmed if she is referencing “OLTL,” the actress posted the following message on her Facebook fan club page “I am coming baaaackkkk! I don’t know anything else!” Walker last appeared as Alex back in April.
Steph Garcia next airs as a Diner Waitress on Thursday, November 3.
Paul Hickert will play Kentucky Cop #2 on Monday, October 17.
According to IMDb, one of Nic Robuck‘s (James Ford) October airdates will be the 21st.
For those of you wondering the name of the actress who played Victor’s (Trevor St. John) secretary Tracy recently, here is your answer. The young lady was Alyssa Rose, daughter of New York Mets announcer Howie Rose. She also appeared on the show back on July 6 as a “patient representative,” which marked her debut as a television actress.
Although first airdates remain unknown for Kathy Brier (Marcie) and Chris Stack (Michael), Brier tweeted on August 30 that she was “@ OLTL in the Hair & Make-up Room…I will be going back for a bit…and yes I am really preggers!,” along with this picture of herself in the make-up chair. Look for both Brier and Stack to return to Llanview with Marcie and Michael’s little son Gabriel Thomas. Also, ABC SID reports that Brier’s pregnancy will be written into the show.
The magazine also reports that Tina (Andrea Evans) and Cord (John Loprieno) will stick around Llanview for awhile when they return on September 26 and 28, respectively. In fact, Head Writer Ron Carlivati tells the mag. that he has a big fall storyline planned involving the two of them.
Look for some more dayplayer characters in the coming weeks, including a lawyer and a mystery man.
Christopher Stadulis played an Agent on Monday, August 22.
Get ready for a music video to go along with Starr’s (Kristen Alderson) new single. Alderson tweeted earlier this week that “A new song & a music video to go along w/it for the show! Are u dying w/excitement yet?l ol that’s all I can say with out getting in trouble. Such a blast in the recording studio with @oltlmusic today. I can’t wait for you guys to hear the new Starr/Baz [Barret Helms] song!”
On a related note, “OLTL” Music Director Paul S. Glass tweets that “Mixing right now Kristen….sounds incredible! Definitely a blast!! Thanks!” He also said on September 5 that “the Viki/Dorian [Erika Slezak/Robin Strasser] montage was ‘Moments’ by Josh Auer. We had Josh do special version but the original is available on iTunes.” And he responds to fan who asks the name of a song Jessica sang while on the run way back when Erin Torpey was still in the role by tweeting “Wow..that goes way back! That song is ‘I Will Be the Flame’ by a singer/songwriter Sarah Symons.” Check out Glass’ Twitter page for more comments and thoughts on Starr and Baz’s single.
David A. Gregory (Ford) tries to clear up some confusion surrounding “One Life’s” transition to Prospect Park by posting a message on his Facebook page: “Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know that, as of now, I have no new news about who else is heading to the online show, when the online production begins, where it films etc. Not sure when our last tape date for TV is, although I’m told it’s just before Thanksgiving. Hope this helps. Sorry I cannot answer all questions.”
Is Andrew Trischitta (Jack) making the moving with “OLTL” to online-only distribution? On September 8, the actor responded to a fan who asked if he was interesting in continuing with the show after it leaves ABC by tweeting “I would love to do so.”
And Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian) also chimed in, tweeting on September 5 that “NO, haven’t been asked to participate in prospective Prospect Park ‘OLTL.’ NOR in ‘OLTL’s’ last final months. Diss-appointing? yes-Surprising-no.” And then earlier this evening, after learning that “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini would be continuing on with the show after it moves to Prospect Park, Strasser added “NO WAY! JUST HEARD: Frank Valentini signed EP Prospect Park ‘OLTL?’ Smart move that, wonder if there’s a chance they’LL call me? prolly SLIM 2 none : (”
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, September 16, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Dante and Sonny throw down.
As Elizabeth and Maxie brainstorm how to escape, Lucky and Spinelli follow separate leads. Kate and Olivia discuss Sonny again – just as Sam and her wedding gowns arrive. Sonny and Kate come face to face.
Luke overhears Lulu and Ethan discussing life since their father disappeared. Dante arrives as Lulu is in a compromising position.
On the Next General Hospital…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, September 16, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
The Mannings and Delgados are in the aftermath of the funeral. Téa excused herself from the burial and has retreated to the church. There, she comes face-to-face with Todd.
Meanwhile, Jack admits to Danielle that he told the cops Todd was the one who knocked him out. Danielle doesn’t want to believe Jack. Elsewhere in a town, a new mayor forces the LPD to make an arrest in the Victor Lord case. At EOD, Todd reaches out to Jack at Victor’s grave… just as two officers arrive on the scene.
Destiny explains to Shaun that she went to visit Greg at Statesville. Shaun is proud of Destiny for making the first step toward forgiving him. Destiny admits that the real reason she went to see Greg was to give him Matthew’s medical chart. She soon tells Shaun about Greg’s hopeful prognosis.
Kim and Echo try to strike up a bargain for Rex’s missing gun. It’s not long before they both realize they are former mistresses of Clint Buchanan. Kim agrees to give Echo the gun for a price. Meanwhile, Rex has overheard Clint on the phone with a hospital in Kentucky. Once he learns about Kim’s sick friend, Rex wonders if Gigi is trying to tell him something about the mysterious patient. He agrees to help Clint track down information about Kim’s friend. At EOD, Echo urges Rex to return the Buchanan family fortune to Clint.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, September 16, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Angie is disappointed when the flash of light fades back into darkness. Angie defends David to Jesse. Jesse reels as an emotional Angie describes what she’s feeling after losing the child they loved. The emotional darkness over the Hubbard’s is broken when Angie once again sees a flash of light. This time the flash becomes a clear image of her tearful husband’s face.
David is overjoyed to learn Cara is carrying his child. Cara explains to David that the child she is carrying is her child to raise not his. She elaborates to David that thinks he’s a decent human being and she doesn’t want to keep him from their child. David is thankful to Cara for not believing he’s the monster so many others believe he is.
Dixie explains to an unconvinced JR that she thinks the woman who she shared a room with while recovering was Babe. She explains that she thinks David may have been responsible for her death in an extreme effort to protect Babe from JR and then the tornado hit. After remember David’s actions following Babe’s death, JR confronts David and demands he reveal if he saved Babe. David tells JR there is no way he’d ever let him get his hands on Babe again. David tells Griffin he has to take care of the two patients now since he can’t and passes the shocked doctor a list of their names. JR witnesses the exchange from a distance and takes action.
Kendall becomes agitated when Zach chooses to plop in front of the television with his Red Wings gear instead of spending some quality time getting reacquainted with his wife. Zach presses Kendall to enjoy the game with him. After wrangling his upset wife, Zach reveals the hockey season hasn’t started and suprises a deeply affected Kendall with a video he made of the Slater family. Kendall places a new wedding band on Zach’s finger replacing the one that was lost after the explosion.
Jack leaves Brooke and Erica alone to get reacquainted and its just like old times. Both women admit they’ve missed each other.
On the Next All My Children…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After recently signing four of “One Life to Live’s” most prominent cast members, including long-time veteran Erika Slezak (Viki) to continue with the show when it moves to online-only distribution early next year, Prospect Park takes the next step in their commitment to make for a smooth transition for the show. According to Deadline Hollywood, the production company has hired “One Life” Executive Producer Frank Valentini to remain in his current post with the show, along with becoming Vice President of Serial Dramas.
“Frank’s successful track record both creatively and producorially with ‘One Life to Live’ has been stellar and we are honored that he has also agreed to take on more responsibilities at our new network,” states Prospect Park executives Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, whom Valentini will work closely with in his VP capacity to help relauch “OLTL” and sister soap “All My Children” with the company after each leaves ABC.
Serving as “One Life” Executive Producer since 2006, Valentini is known for running a tight ship and helping keep the show regularly under budget. He has also served as producer, director, stage manager, and music composer for the soap. And in 2010 he directed ABC.com’s “What If…” series, where characters from “All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and “General Hospital” met one another in a series of short webisodes.
Valentini expressed his excitement in remaining with the show, saying “I am thrilled to join the Prospect Park team continuing my role as the Executive Producer of ‘One Life to Live.’ As we enter this new chapter, I must extend a very big, heartfelt thank you to the show’s creator Agnes Nixon who has always been generous with her support of our vision of her creation, ABC for affording me an incomparable experience for the past 26 years at ‘One Life to Live’ and the fans with their unwavering passion determined not to let their shows go away. The cast and crew is my family and I am very proud to have this opportunity to continue working with this talented and dedicated team. And finally, I must extend a huge thanks to Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park whose pioneering innovation is giving us more life to live.”
With Valentini staying on with “OLTL,” fans may be wondering where this leaves the show’s current Head Writer Ron Carlvati. After it was announced earlier this year that he would be joining the writing staff of “General Hospital” after “OLTL” finishes its network run, and ABC spokesperson would only tell Soap Opera Network last month that plans for Carlivati’s move to “GH” are still in place “as far as [they] know.” You may recall it was announced in September 2010 that both Valentini and Carlivati had been signed to new long-term contracts with ABC for two and three years, respectively.
After wrapping production on its television run in November, “One Life to Live” is scheduled to broadcast its final episode on ABC on Friday, January 13, 2012.