(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Daytime vet Kim Zimmer takes time off her book tour for her new memoir “I’m Just Sayin’: Three Deaths, Seven Husbands and a Clone! My Life as a Daytime Diva” to mention what the future holds for her on “One Life to Live.”
In a newspaper interview, which took place earlier this week Zimmer, who returned to “One Life to Live” as Echo DiSavoy last October, reveals what it is like to work on “Guiding Light” for nearly thirty years, her feelings on how the show ended, and why she feels the soap genre is dying.
With regards to “One Life,” the actress previews what lies ahead for her and her character. “I start rehearsals as Norma Desmond in [a Michigan stage production of] ‘Sunset Boulevard.’ I’ll do that for a month and then go back to New York, where I’ll hopefully continue to work on ‘One Life To Live’ for as long as they need me.”
With the show wrapping production on its ABC run in November before switching to an online distribution, Zimmer remains optimistic about the future, commenting that when “OLTL” leaves TV “Then I’m an unemployed actor again, unless something else comes along. I’ve worked a lot in my life and I don’t have any fear that I’ll never work again. I’m in a really good place right now and I’m taking it day by day.”
You can read the full article here.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Teasers for the Week of August 29, 2011.
ALL MY CHILDREN: TEASERS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of August 29, 2011.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: TEASERS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of August 29, 2011.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TEASERS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Saundra Santiago becomes the latest “One Life to Live” seldom used recurring cast member to finally getting some much needed screen time when her onscreen persona, Carlotta Vega, interacts with a familiar face at the family diner, and a few other new and familiar faces pop up in Llanview.
On Thursday, September 8, Carlotta returns when Cristian (David Fumero) seeks a little motherly advice about his future. As we previously reported, Fumero is leaving “One Life” before the show wraps production in November. Santiago taped her scenes on July 14.
In other news, Helmar Augustus Cooper may be returning as Louie, the homeless man who pulled Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) out of the river last month. At the very least, look for the drifter and part-time police informant to be a hot topic of conversation around the LPD water cooler the week of September 5.
Patrick Allen Cole returns as Rodi’s bartender/manager Jeff (now AKA Adam) on Wednesday, September 21.
Nick Choksi (Vimal) has posted on Facebook that “On Thursday’s [September 1] episode of ‘One Life To Live,’ everything seems to be hunky dory in the Patel household, but a secret will lead to a suspicion which will lead to…inevitable mayhem. I also get to square off with the man who cuckolded me…for about a second…which is the most i can handle. ABC @ 2pm.”
Edixon Caridad appears as a Guard in several episodes in mid and later September.
Look for Victor’s secretary at the Sun to continue to appear on screen during the next few weeks.
Barret Helms (Baz) tweets to a fan that the reason he is leaving “One Life to Live” so early is a result of “Baaad timing.”
For those asking about the song playing during Viki and Dorian’s farewell montage during Thursday’s episode was “Moments” by Josh Auer. That was not the first time the song as been used by the show, however, and was heard most recently in this promo from May 12, featuring John and Natalie.
And a walk on role on “One Life to Live” was among the items auctioned off at the Miracle House 11th Annual “Cocktails By the Bay” charity event in Sag Harbor, New York earlier this month. Miracle House “provides temporary housing, meals and advocacy to caregivers and patients coming to the city for critical medical treatment,” according to its website. Click here to learn more.
Entertainment Weekly’s InsideTV posted your first look at the cast of E!’s new reality series “Dirty Soap.”
Premiering Sunday, September 25 at 10:00 PM ET on E! “Dirty Soap” follows the real lives of daytime’s hottest stars including Kelly Monaco (“General Hospital”), Nadia Bjorlin (“Days of Our Lives”), Kirsten Storms (“General Hospital”), Farah Fath (“One Life To Live”), John-Paul Lavoisier (referred to as “JP” in the reality series; “One Life To Live”), and Galen Gering (“Days of Our Lives”). Also appearing in the soap will be Gering’s wife of 11 years, Jenna, who can be seen at top left.
Noticeable scenery, outside of the cast wearing some interesting attire in what appears to be a hallway, include a bar soap inside a small puddle of water, a purse that looks to have lost some items such as lipstick, a cell phone and one other unmentionable.
For a look at what you can expect from the series, here’s the official trailer:
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of August 15-19, 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 4,514,000 (-73,000/-780,000)
2. B&B 2,969,000 (+23,000/-414,000)
3. OLTL 2,804,000 (-84,000/+588,000)
4. GH 2,698,000 (+125,000/+75,000)
5. DAYS 2,496,000 (+147,000/-29,000)
6. AMC 2,488,000 (-64,000/+105,000)
1. Y&R 3.3/10 (same/-.3)
2. B&B 2.1/7 (same/-.3)
3. OLTL 2.0/6 (-.1/+.3)
4. GH 1.9/6 (same/same)
5. DAYS 1.8/6 (+.1/same)
5. AMC 1.8/6 (-.1/same)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 884,000 (+9,000/-220,000)
2. GH 790,000 (+37,000/-93,000)
3. OLTL 773,000 (+22,000/+108,000)
4. DAYS 667,000 (+85,000/-79,000)
5. AMC 578,000 (-1,000/-35,000)
6. B&B 543,000 (-15,000/-142,000)
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/-.4) <—– ties low (2nd straight week)
2. GH 1.2/8 (+.1/-.1)
2. OLTL 1.2/8 (+.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.0/7 (+.1/-.1)
5. AMC 0.9/6 (same/same)
6. B&B 0.8/5 (same/-.2) <—– ties low (2nd straight week)
Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 64,000 (-3,000/-5,000)
2. OLTL 49,000 (-2,000/+23,000)
3. GH 40,000 (-2,000/+2,000)
4. B&B 35,000 (-2,000/-1,000)
5. AMC 20,000 (-3,000/-4,000)
6. DAYS 15,000 (-25,000/same)
Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (+.1/-.3)
1. OLTL 0.7/5 (same/+.1)
1. GH 0.7/4 (same/-.2)
4. DAYS 0.6/4 (+.1/-.3)
5. AMC 0.5/3 (same/-.1)
6. B&B 0.4/3 (same/-.2).
Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 983,000 (-14,000/-205,000)
2. B&B 672,000 (+79,000/-35,000)
3. DAYS 524,000 (-4,000/-4,000)
4. OLTL 468,000 (-61,000/+55,000)
5. GH 448,000 (+3,000/-47,000)
6. AMC 416,000 (-67,000/-81,000)
Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers
As previously reported, with “All My Children” wrapping production in less than a week, actress Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard) will be heading to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” Although her “Y&R” role has not been revealed, a CBS representative has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Morgan will begin taping scenes beginning Thursday, September 1, which is just one day after her contract with the ABC Television Network is set to expire.
Morgan returned to to the soap that made her famous (“AMC”) back in January 2008 after a near twenty-year absence. She debuted in the role of Dr. Hubbard in 1982, but departed in 1990. In between her “AMC” stints, the actress appeared on the ABC Daytime dramas “Loving,” “The City” and “Port Charles” from 1993 to 1998. She portrayed Dr. Hubbard on both “Loving” and “The City.”
Alongside Daytime Emmy Award Winner Darnell Williams, Morgan created daytime’s first African American super-couple in the form of Jesse and Angie Hubbard. Morgan’s daytime career has also extended outside of ABC Daytime. From 1990 to 1991, Morgan moved on to NBC’s “Generations” and then to CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” from October 2006 to June 2007. The two-time Image Award winner has also had a successful career outside of daytime. She has appeared in numerous primetime series and films.
With “The Young and the Restless” filming roughly five weeks ahead of airdate, a representative has told Soap Opera Network that Morgan will begin airing on Friday, October 7.
“All My Children,” which taped in New York City for much of its broadcast run before moving to the Andrita Studios in Los Angeles after just a year and a half, will cease production next week. Morgan and Jacob Young (JR Chandler) are the only actors confirmed not to be joining the series when it relaunches on the new Prospect Park online network in January 2012. “All My Children” airs its broadcast television series finale on Friday, September 23.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, August 26, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Blair discovers the gun is missing from the safe. Todd and Victor argue bitterly. Bo, Téa, and Blair arrive before one of them draws a gun. Bo separates the men. Téa and Blair both reel from the Victor and Todd revelations. The women try to talk sense into the men, but we see their peacekeeping has fallen on deaf ears.
Shane asks Brody to help him make Victor and Jack pay for what they did to Gigi.
Rex is mystified to discover that Gigi’s death-date has been scratched out. Natalie arrives and he probes what it means. He sees it as a sign. Natalie tries to dissuade him from this, but he won’t budge. Bo is reluctant when Rex plans to have Gigi’s grave exhumed but ultimately agrees to go through with it in the hope that it will finally answer Rex’s questions.
The grave is exhumed and the coffin opened. Shane shows up and is horrified by what he finds. At EOD Rex arms himself with a gun. Kim stands over Gigi’s grave and makes a few cryptic comments.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, August 26, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Patrick and Matt fight over who will operate on Jason.
As a couple, Jason and Sam make an important decision. Jason’s surgery takes a bad turn.
Carly clutches as Michael takes Sonny’s side.
On the Next General Hospital…