(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Julia Barr will bring Brooke English back to Pine Valley on Friday, September 16, which means, if the soap can take a break from exploring Dr. David Hayward’s (Vincent Irizarry) God complex in-depth, Barr will air in six episodes at the most before “All My Children” airs its series finale on ABC on Friday, September 23.
Barr initially reported she was due to tape nine episodes. Her return was most likely impacted by the 41-year old soap being picked up for continuation on the internet – and potentially cable – by production company Prospect Park. ABC Daytime Chief Brian Frons recently reported that the move meant that the last few weeks of “AMC” script had to be manipulated to apply a more ongoing and less of a finale tone.
Barr joined the cast of “AMC” in 1976 as the troubled niece of delightful socialite Phoebe Wallingford (Ruth Warrick). For thirty years, fans were spellbound as Barr took us on a journey through Brooke’s many personal and professional trials and tribulations. Barr’s most memorable work as Brooke included her numerous verbal sparring matches with Erica, her romance with Adam, and the heart-breaking death of Brooke’s baby daughter Laura. In 2006, Barr was told she could only remain on cast if she agreed to a downgrade to recurring status. She decided to exit. In 2010, Barr returned as the love of Adam Chandler’s life to usher David Canary off the canvas in top form.
As previously reported, Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall) pops up with Eva La Rue (Maria) on Wednesday, September 21 and is scheduled to tape those scenes this week, according to sources. Gellar will appear as a new character; La Rue appeared in two episodes of “AMC” in July and was scheduled to appear in three more episodes before the ABC finale.
Agnes Nixon will appear on “AMC” beginning with the Wednesday, August 31 episode and continuing through Thursday, September 1. Carol Burnett (Verla) will air on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7. Leven Rambin (Lily), Alexa Havins (Babe), Justin Bruening (Jamie) and, of course, Canary’s return airdates have not been released at this time.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Thursday, July 21, ABC Soaps in Depth reported that Kelly Sullivan had been hired as a recast Kate Howard after more than a year since we last saw the character (last played by Megan Ward). Now Soap Opera Network has learned when you can catch your first glimpse of the actress.
In In Depth‘s posting they indicated that Kate “will be looking a bit different after all that time recently spent in Paris and Milan,” but that’s only half the story! Just wait until Kate comes face-to-face with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), her high school boyfriend and supposedly the loves of each other’s lives, or she was until Sonny remembered Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) at this point last year.
In addition to “GH,” Sullivan has appeared in episodes of “As The World Turns” and “One Life to Live” along with a guest-stint in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” She’ll appear in the film “333″ co-starring with “The Young and the Restless’” Camryn Grimes (ex-Cassie Newman) which is set for release in 2012.
Sullivan’s first airdate is scheduled for Monday, September 12.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Rebeka Montoya, best known for her role as Gina in the online series “Heroes: Going Postal” alongside former “GH” and “Port Charles” actor Kiko Ellsworth, is joining the cast of “General Hospital” in the recurring role of Delores Padilla.
In addition to appearing in such shows as UPN’s “Eve” and NBC’s “Las Vegas,” Montoya appeared in the 2009 NBC mini-series “The Storm” along with “GH” actress Erin Chambers (Siobhan McKenna), James Van Der Beek (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Apartment 23″), Treat Williams (“Everwood”), Marisol Nichols (“GCB: Good Christian Bitches”) and Luke Perry (“Beverly Hills, 90210″).
Montoya’s first episode is set to air on Tuesday, September 27. She began filming on Thursday, August 18.
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Montoya’s character will be working heavily with PCPD’s finest in solving the crimes of Port Charles.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Monday, September 5, 2011 will mark the final Labor Day repeat airing of ABC’s canceled daytime dramas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” and likely the second to last time “General Hospital” will air one during its current 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT timeslot as Katie Couric takes over “GH’s” slot beginning in September 2012.
Since debuting re-runs several years ago, the network has been able to utilize the “AMC,” “GH” and “OLTL” repeats to help define important moments in each soaps current storylines. For “All My Children” in particular, the episode set to air is expected to set the course towards the soaps ABC series finale on Friday, September 23. Only “One Life to Live” will air an episode older than a few weeks as both “General Hospital” and “AMC” will air episodes that aired two weeks ago.
“All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will debut online in January 2012 on the as-yet-to-be named entertainment hub by production company Prospect Park.
What follows are the final labor day re-runs scheduled to air on ABC on Monday, September 5, 2011:
All My Children (Episode # 10,678; OAD: 8/5/11)
Bianca and Kendall are surprised to find an unharmed Erica on their doorstep. Appears Erica and Janet were not the only ones to escape and Janet brings in Marian and Dixie. Dixie runs out when she hears sirens but no one is able to catch her and Erica hopes she finds Tad and JR on her own. Emma tells Ryan about the fire and asks if Annie is alright. Both are surprised to see Annie at the door and Ryan makes it clear he won’t allow her to hide out there, but she just wants to see Emma. Thorsten Kaye returns as Zach Slater.
Special Note: This episode features Leo’s (Josh Duhamel) return plus the fire at Oak Haven which brings all the crazies into town. Tad talks to Kathy and then Dixie, Griffin pressures David regarding Orpheus info and Zach appears at the end.
General Hospital (Episode # 12,364; OAD: 8/8/11)
Liz wakes up from the car accident and discovers Siobhan unconscious. She finds Jason unresponsive in the other car and Carly injured. Meanwhile Sam starts to get excited about her wedding date! Sam gets a call from Monica. Shawn and Jax, with Josslyn in his arms, face off, but Shawn suffers a PTSD attack. Jackal, P.I., takes interest in Lulu, to Maxie’s chagrin. Robin’s regime as Chief of Staff continues to wreak havoc for Patrick, Matt and Steve. Later, Patrick and Robin get romantic but are interrupted when Patrick is called back to the hospital for an emergency.
One Life to Live (Episode # 10,903; OAD: 4/6/11)
Natalie visits with Clint and admits she’s not over John. Blair and Starr take Jack home and make him take the Shane video off his computer. Blair admits to Starr that she hit Jack. In the aftermath of Shane’s suicide attempt, Rex and Gigi argue over what’s the right thing to do, but ultimately decide to take him to the hospital. Viki visits Todd, but instead finds Téa. Viki tells Téa that she found Charlie in bed with Echo. Téa realizes that Viki is going to give Echo a piece of her mind. Destiny tells Shaun about Shane, says she’s going to tell Matthew what happened. Shaun and Téa bond over Destiny and Danielle.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” continues to make changes on the writing staff.
Script writer Mary Sue Price, who began writing for “GH” in 1999, is leaving the show. Joining “GH” is former “All My Children” script writer Kate Hall. Hall wrote scripts for “AMC” from 2007-2011. She is the daughter of soap writer Courtney Simon and Peter Simon (ex-Ed Bauer, “Guiding Light”).
Script writer Aida Croal, who’s been with “One Life To Live” since 2006, has left the show. She joins the writing staff of “Sanctuary” which airs on Syfy.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Teasers for the Week of August 22, 2011.
ALL MY CHILDREN: TEASERS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of August 22, 2011.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TEASERS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of August 22, 2011.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: TEASERS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “The Young and the Restless” during the week of August 22, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Sam decides to stay put and is offered Victoria’s apartment above the garage on, Monday, August, 22. On the same day, Ronan and Heather see one another. Paul has a few questions for Deacon, Tuesday, August 23. Evidence continues to build up around Adam. Thursday, August 25, Jack continues to pine over Genevieve and on Friday, August 26, Jill sees Genevieve and Jack together.
The Inside Story: Tucker and Katherine Battle for Jabot
Tucker nervously gets ready for the competency hearing. Tucker is more than determined to keep Katherine from getting control over Jabot, while Katherine plans on using whatever tactics she can to push Tucker out. After everything has been put out on the table, the judge is set to rule in Tucker’s favor to keep control over Jabot, but Katherine blocks the decision when she pulls out the bill of sale. Tucker is furious and points out that Katherine is doing this just to stay in power. With the evidence presented to him, the judge begins to reviews the documentation. With Tucker’s back against the wall, he has two options: tell the judge that Katherine tricked him or back out and have the company placed in her hands. Tucker, refusing the lose the company, tells the judge that Katherine played him. The judge decides to hold off on making a decision right away, which in turn puts Jabot’s fate in uncertainty.
A Closer Look: Adam’s Actions Continue to Plague Sharon
After learning that Adam destroyed the memory card that contained evidence to clear Sharon, Noah confronts him, demanding answers. After going at it with one another about abandoning Sharon when she needed help the most, Adam takes a pot shot and tells Noah that if anyone abandoned Sharon, it was him, pointing out that he has barely gone to see Sharon since being sentenced. Meanwhile, Avery tells Sharon that while she hasn’t found anything yet to help clear her name, she’s still doing some investigating. Later on, Adam goes to the jail to pay Sharon a visit. Sharon continues to plead her case with him where Sam is concerned. She stresses that there is nothing between her and Sam. When Sam show up, also to see Sharon, Adam calls Sharon a liar.
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Y&R ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2011
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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “The Bold and the Beautiful” during the week of August 22, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Hope seeks advice from her mother about intimacy. Steffy wastes no time trying to get her hooks in Liam again. Dayzee and Marcus get closer. Amber tells Dayzee to back off so that she and Marcus can build a family with their child. Madison and her friend give a broken-hearted Oliver some attention at the Bikini Bar.