OLTL Recap: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, September 7, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Téa confronts Todd and slaps him. He accuses her of falling in love with a fake.

John, Brody and Natalie go over the forensics report on the gun. It was a 9 mm, which, John points out, even Brody carries. John sends Brody off to check out Todd’s story about Louie and the gun. John sympathizes with Natalie over her loss.

John interrupts Téa and Todd and tells Todd they weren’t able to check out his gun story because Louie is MIA. Todd had better get a lawyer. Todd to Téa: How about you?

Victor’s secretary tells Natalie that she has information and it’s about a cop: Brody Lovett.

Echo confronts Rex with the gun. He insists he didn’t use it. even if he was tempted. He tells her about digging up Gigi. Shane overhears Echo and Rex talking about the gun and the shooting. Echo checks the gun and realizes it has been fired, despite what Rex said.

Cris and Jessica pull out of their kiss and admit that a spark is still there. Cris shows her a love letter he wrote to her that she gave back. Meanwhile Ford fantasizes about Tess. Tess rails at him for not fighting for her. He returns to Jessica to give it another shot and sees her kissing Cris. Ford wants to know what’s up with her and Cris. Cris goes to the BD and gets an important message that surprises him.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Erin Torpey makes a special appearance.
  • Baz and Starr talk about their music.
  • Ford and Jessica reach an understanding.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As Soap Opera Network reported late last week, Susan Lucci has added a scathing new chapter to “All My Life” scheduled to be included in the paperback release of her memoir on September 13. In the new epilogue, the actress who is known for being too well-mannered uncharacteristically blasts ABC Daytime Chief Brian Frons for what she feels is his mismanagement of ABC Daytime and his general arrogance. Following a weekend of book leaks, ABC released what could only be construed as a biting statement about Lucci’s book addition and conduct. On Tuesday – coincidentally or not – after getting information from an unnamed source, a Deadline.com article held back few jabs after revealing the actress turned down the offer to continue with “All My Children” online.

An epilogue is defined as a piece of writing usually included to conclude a body of work. On Saturday, September 3, as aforementioned, the New York Post not only revealed more juicy tidbits from Lucci’s new memoir epilogue detailing her feelings about the cancellation of the soap she put on the map in 1970, they also included a response from ABC in regard to it. An ABC Daytime spokesperson told the Post “we have all the respect in the world for Susan, and are sorry she felt the need to write this epilogue to an otherwise incredible career.” The negative connotation that statement ends on is hard to miss. Coincidentally on Tuesday, September 6, Deadline.com announced that Lucci officially turned down Prospect Park’s more than fair offer to remain with the show due to trying to “gouge the producers for more money.” According to the article, Lucci was offered the same pay she currently receives at ABC Daytime but demanded a raise and perks including more time off. The article implies that the future of “AMC” is now in jeopardy and “One Life to Live” will become the focus of the new venture due to Lucci’s lack of cooperation with the company that has licensed “AMC” and “OLTL” from ABC. In the same article it was also announced that the production company had secured several “OLTL” stars to continue post-ABC Daytime including Llanview’s main leading lady Erika Slezak.

For her part, despite the addition to the book being written before Lucci learned of the licensing deal with Prospect Park, the Emmy Award winner recently told TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan she has no regrets about writing what was on her mind. Just last week, Lucci seemed to be a good bet to continue with Prospect Park. Once again speaking to TV Guide Magazine, she had this to say about the venture at that time: “my heart is there… I think it’s a very, very exciting possibility. I think that Prospect Park, the men involved there, have a wonderful, successful track record.” This leaves fans and the press alike wondering if ABC Daytime’s hurt feelings about Lucci speaking her mind was the real culprit behind this sudden turn of events or at least the negative tone now surrounding her current negotiation stand with Prospect Park. Jamey Giddens, from Daytime Confidential, reports that this may not be the end of talks. “AMC” creator Agnes Nixon is  still hoping to help Prospect Park reach an agreement with Lucci.

Whatever the case, on September 23, Lucci is slated to co-host “The View’” for a special tribute to “AMC.” “The View” is a part of ABC Daytime and the talk show’s daily hot topics may become even more heated if any of these topics reach the discussion table.


GH Recap: Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Lucky hits an emotional wall – will he turn to pills? Elizabeth and Cameron bond over the loss of Jake.

Both Michael and Patrick threaten Anthony. Nonplussed, Anthony decides Patrick needs a lesson in manners… or more.

Steve and Olivia have a steamy date at the hospital, no thanks to Epiphany.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Patrick has important medical news.
  • Maxie has bad news … again.
  • An important decision for Michael’s future.

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

John questions a suspect, who claims he did not shoot Victor and assumes the unfired gun Louie should have turned in to the police by now will prove his innocence. Unfortunately, the gun has not been turned in, after all. As John goes off to follow up on the claim that he gave the gun to the homeless man, Téa muscles her way in.

Cristian tells Jessica about Rama’s suggestion that one’s first love may be their true love. They discuss their relationship past and present and wonder if there’s still anything between them. They share a kiss.

Cutter is surprised by Kim’s visit and makes a shocking revelation. At EOD, she lets him in on a secret. Aubrey asks Rama about what she knows about Kim. Rama tells her that Kim’s desire to reinvent herself led her to a job at the Spotted Pony in Kentucky, but she stops short at sharing what she knows about something else that went on there.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Todd and Téa have a heated argument.
  • Echo confronts Rex about the shooting.
  • Jessica and Cristian reminisce.

AMC Recap: Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Carol Burnet makes a guest appearance and reprises her role as Verla Grubbs. Erica doesn’t recognize an intrusive Verla until she introduces herself by name. Verla commiserates with Erica about the perks and price of celebrity and invites her to be a guest on her talk-show. Erica puts Verla in her place when she learns she’s back to get her claws in Sam Brady, Opal’s former beau. Verla’s attitude towards Erica takes a sour turn.

Krystal tells Jack he’s wrong if he believs Erica’s not leaving town due to matters of the heart. Erica remembers working with Mike Roy on her first book. Jack confronts Erica at the airport about why she’s really heading out of town. He presses Erica to tell him if she’s going to Los Angeles in search of Mike Roy. Erica admits it’s true but assures Jack he is the only man in her heart. Jack tells Erica he’s secure about them but he just wants her to be honest with him moving forward

Zach interrupts David’s discussion with Cara eager for them to move their alliance forward. Ryan warns Krystal not to fall into David’s trap. Greenlee tells Kendall she plans on seducing Ryan. The women commiserate over Ryan and Zach’s obsessions with David. Greenlee is surprised when Ryan is waiting for her at home with an island escape. They make love. Kendall, meanwhile, sets up a romantic dinner for Zach who remains focused on his mission. Kendall tells Zach how much she wants this thing with David to be over. Zach takes out Kendall’s engagement ring and places it back on his finger. They make love.  Ryan explains to Greenlee why he has to follow through and stop David. Zach races out of Kendall’s arms after receiving a mysterious call.

Cara thinks it’s time to face the possibility that her cancer has returned. She continues to confide in David.

Jesse, Tad, Frankie, Randi, Jake and Krystal wait for word on Angie as she undergoes the procedure to get her sight back.

On the Next All My Children

  • Bloodied and bruised, Ryan and Zach are hauled down to the police station.
  • David says two of his patients are well enough to be revealed soon.
  • Opal plans on meeting her old flame Sam with Dixie and Krystal by her side.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” fans have reason to celebrate today as a handful of the show’s current cast members, including six-time Daytime Emmy winner Erika Slezak (Viki) have already agreed to make the transition with the show from ABC to online-only distribution with Prospect Park. According to Deadline Hollywood the company, which leased the rights to “OLTL” and sister soap “All My Children” in July, Slezak, along with Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Michael Easton (John), and Ted King (Tomas) will all be remaining with the show after it airs its final ABC episode early next year.

“One Life’s” longest-running cast member, Erika Slezak has been with the soap since 1971. Kassie DePaiva first appeared on the show in 1993.  Michael Easton made his “OLTL” debut in 2003, and Ted King joined the show back in February of this year.

According to a statement from Prospect Park, “Pending a final agreement with AFTRA, Prospect Park has confirmed that ‘One Life to Live’ cast members Ted King (Tomas Delgado), Michael Easton (John McBain), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and star of stars Erika Slezak who plays Lord family matriarch Victoria Lord, have agreed to deals to join the company’s new production of ‘One Life to Live.’ This marks the first confirmation of cast members since Prospect Park began planning for the soap production to live on the new online network beyond its finale January televised date on ABC.”

Furthermore, Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports that “I hear that Prospect Park may reevaluate its short-term strategy for the two soaps and put its muscle behind the higher-rated ‘OLTL,’ while moving ‘AMC’ to the back burner.”


OLTL Teasers: Week of September 5 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of September 5, 2011.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TEASERS

  • Monday (Encore Presentation; OAD 4/6/11) (Episode #10903): Gigi and Rex try to talk Shane out of committing suicide. Matthew admits to his parents that he shot Eddie Ford. Viki talks to Téa about Echo and Charlie’s affair. (Rated: TVPG D, V)
  • Tuesday (Episode #10954): John demands answers from Todd. Cutter has a shocking visitor from his past. Aubrey asks Rama what she knows about Kim. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Wednesday (Episode #10955): Echo is concerned her son may be a murderer. Jessica and Crisitan come together in a kiss. Cutter’s past comes to light. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Thursday (Episode #10956): Natalie learns that Brody threatened Victor before he was shot. Erin Torpey returns to change Cristian’s life. Ford daydreams about Tess (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday (Episode #10957): Clint agrees to help Kim with her problems. Shaun has some key evidence for John. Roxy has to sell her wares. (Rated: TVPG V)

AMC Teasers: Week of September 5 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Teasers for the Week of September 5, 2011.

ALL MY CHILDREN: TEASERS

  • Monday (Encore Presentation; OAD 8/5/11) (Episode #10678): Bianca and Kendall have some surprise visitors. Leo and Greenlee rehash their history. Greenlee finds Zach next to her. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Tuesday (Episode #10700): Erica recalls her collaboration with Mike Roy on her first book. Carol Burnett returns as Verla Grubbs. Ryan thinks David is trying to seek forgiveness from those he harmed.  (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday (Episode #10701): Ryan and Zach are taken to the police station. David makes an admission. Opal decides to get together with an old boyfriend. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday (Episode #10702): J.R. may lose his home. Madison apologizes to Scott. Marissa offers to help J.R.. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday (Episode #10703): Jesse urges Ryan to drop his vendetta against David. Zach threatens Ryan. Cara receives some surprising test results. (Rated: TVPG V)

GH Teasers: Week of September 5 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of September 5, 2011.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: TEASERS

  • Monday (Encore Presentation: OAD 8/8/11) (Episode #12364): Shawn works to prevent Jax from taking off with Josslyn. Jason is seriously injured in a car accident. Robin and Patrick enjoy a little romance. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Tuesday (Episode #12384): Jason and Sam have an important moment. Lucky is emotional. Michael goes after Anthony. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Wednesday (Episode #12385): Maxie has more bad news. Patrick has some big medical news. Michael makes a decision regarding his future. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Thursday (Episode #12386): Matt and Elizabeth go on a picnic. Carly bumps into Shawn. Michael and Abby get up close and personal. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Friday (Episode #12387): Patrick and Matt are at odds. Sonny and Carly butt heads. Kristina has a big moment. (Rated: TVPG L)

GH Recap: Monday, September 5, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, September 5, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY (Encore Presentation; OAD 8/8/11)…

The aftermath of Jason, Carly, Elizabeth & Siobhan’s car accident. Unconscious, Jason and Siobhan are rushed to the hospital along with Carly and Elizabeth. Meanwhile, Sam has set a wedding date for her marriage to Jason.

Shawn tries to prevent Jax from taking Josslyn.

Robin and Patrick get romantic.

Maxie’s jealousy peaks when Jackal, P.I. shows Lulu special attention.

On the Next General Hospital

  • A pivotal moment for Jason and Sam.
  • Lucky hits an emotional wall.
  • Michael takes on Anthony.