How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

 

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While it remains to be seen if his character is really Todd Manning or an imposter, after nearly a decade in Llanview, Trevor St. John announces on his official blog that he is leaving the show later this summer, stating that “One Life to Live” has chosen not to renew his contract as the show prepares to wind down production this fall.

In a post earlier today, St. John writes that “I want to let you know that my current contract on ‘One Life to Live’ is coming to an end and my last shooting day on the show will likely come the week of July 18th. Although I expressed an interest in continuing to perform on the show beyond the aforementioned date the producers have decided they’d rather press on without me. I don’t think I can adequately express my gratitude to all of you who have supported me for the last eight years. It’s been my great honor and pleasure to play the character of Todd. And I can only hope that I served you well and that I did you proud. I’ve also enjoyed the pleasure of meeting many of you in person through the years and I hope we have the opportunity to meet again as my career progresses. But to all of you who have been there for me in person or in spirit — I thank you. Your’s truly, Trevor.”

How this decision will affect the ongoing “Tale of Two Todds” storyline, which also features the recently returned Roger Howarth (who originated the role in 1992), remains to be seen, however fans can expect the storyline to heat up in the coming weeks as the two “Todds” finally come face-to-face.

A final airdate for St. John is unknown at this time. The actor took over the role of the facially reconstructed Todd Manning in 2003, at which time he also played his double, Walker Laurence, who eventually met with foul play. Or did he?

Soap Opera Network will continue to follow the story and bring you details as they develop.


 

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Thursday, June 23, “Days of our Lives” fans finally got their first glimpse of actor Freddie Smith and his character Sonny Kiriakis, despite the NBC drama series keeping mum on the actors casting for more than two months. On Sunday, June 19, on the red carpet at the “38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” Smith opened up about what it was like keeping such a big secret, portraying the shows first gay character and whether or not his character will be hooking up with Will Horton (Chandler Massey) as rumored.

“Sometimes I’ll go into ‘Days of our Lives’ and work three hours, where like ’90210′ you work 15 hours. So it’s two different sides of the spectrum, but they’re both great though,” said Smith about the differences of working on a daily serial compared to working on a weekly primetime hour-long series. But what about the rumors of who Sonny will be hooking up with (Will being the most talked about)? “There’s been so many rumors and I don’t know. I’ve been filming for two months…I have no idea yet. I’m like waiting to see.”

For more from Smith, watch his Soap Opera Network: On the Red Carpet interview below.


 

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Casey Deidrick portrays Chad DiMera on the popular NBC daytime drama series “Days of our Lives” and he’s grateful to be in the company of some fine actors. Soap Opera Network spoke with Deidrick on the red carpet at the “38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” on Sunday, June 19 and the actor shared some interesting information about the parties being held during Emmy weekend, the upcoming gay storyline hitting “DAYS” and the rumors surrounding co-star Chandler Massey, whose character, Will Horton, is said to play a major role in it.

“They don’t tell us actors much,” said Deidrick when asked about the gay storyline hitting the show. “I do know there is something in the works. I’m not sure if it is Chandler Massey or another character, but I’m really looking forward to it and I think it’s going to be a great storyline.”

For more from Deidrick, tune into our Soap Opera Network: On the Red Carpet interview below.


 

AMC Recap: Monday, June 27, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, June 27, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Tad gives Cara a bouquet of flowers and they almost share a kiss. Cara gives Tad the box she found containing a stuffed puppy that once belonged to JR. Kathy tells Cara her mommy would have liked her and Tad agrees. Tad takes the box to JR for his birthday and JR wonders if this is a sign he’s moving on. JR’s happy for him and Tad says Dixie would have wanted her son to be happy too. Cara reassures Opal that she won’t hurt Tad and actually is planning something special for him. When Tad returns he finds his wife looking drop dead gorgeous and Cara asks if she can take him on a real date. They toast to being married for three months. As Tad and Cara’s relationship seems to be moving in the right direction, Dixie is elsewhere, tossing and turning in her sleep, having thoughts of JR as a baby, and him being taken away from her by Adam. She remembers Tad helping her get him back. She also remembers another memory of her and Tad watching a shooting star.

JR apologizes for reneging on his offer to have Amanda take time off. Jake tells JR that Amanda will be unavailable for the next 24 hours and leaves with Trevor to go and prepare a surprise for his wife. JR admits to Amanda he was scared she told Jake the truth but is glad things are turning around for both of them. Amanda arrives home to find Jake dressed up as a pirate and armed with the wine they drank on their first date and feeling guilty she breaks down in tears, saying she doesn’t deserve any of this. Jake thinks he hasn’t shown Amanda how much he loves her and proposes they have another baby. As they start to make love Amanda experiences stomach cramps.

Bianca admits to Marissa that she’s attracted to her but knows nothing can come of it. Marissa’s flattered but says she’s straight. Bianca says she doesn’t want her feelings to get in the way of their friendship and Marissa appreciates her honesty. She wonders if she should go and be with JR on his birthday and Bianca offers to watch AJ. JR’s surprised when Marissa returns home and kisses him passionately.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Marissa reconnects with JR.
  • Griffin tells Bianca and Kendall that he’s leaving Pine Valley.
  • David warns Jane not to get too close with Ryan.

 

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    OLTL Recap: Monday, June 27, 2011

    OLTL Recap: Monday, June 27, 2011

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

    IT HAPPENED TODAY

    Clint is running out of options. Thus Viki assembles the family to say goodbye. She and Clint share a heartfelt moment in which he remembers he was always at his best when married to her.

    Clint exhorts Jessica and Natalie to put aside their differences, and Joey to work things out with Kelly.

    Todd and Téa get into a blowout over the lengths he went to clear Jack.

    Dorian and David urge Kelly to reunite with Joey. All three learn that Clint is not after all getting a heart transplant.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Rex has a proposition for Clint.
    • Vimal learns his wife isn’t pregnant.
    • Echo tells Viki a secret about Dorian.
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      GH Recap: Monday, June 27, 2011

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

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      Sonny sheds light on Luke’s past for Dante. Later, Dante searches for Lulu and gets more than he bargained for in the Florida bordello. Meanwhile, Lulu finds herself in a tight spot with Javier after asking too many questions about Luke.

      Carly freaks out when she hears Michael has accepted the job at ELQ.

      Busted for having Ethan over, Kristina remains brazen about her interest in Ethan.

      While Jax and Carly remain at odds over Josslyn’s custody suit, Brenda and Sonny manage to put their ex’s troubles to the side for a little romance.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Lulu accepts a job at a brothel.
      • Lucky tries to get through to Nikolas about Aiden’s true paternity.
      • Jason confesses his feelings to Sam.

       

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        B&B Recap: Monday, June 27, 2011

        B&B Recap: Monday, June 27, 2011

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "The Bold and the Beautiful" Episode Recap — Monday, June 27, 2011.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY…

        Taylor celebrated her engagement at home with Stephanie and Steffy. Taylor couldn't believe her and Ridge are getting married again Stephanie told her that she deserves this. Later, Taylor and Stephanie sat down for tea. Taylor thanked Stephanie for the ring and said she was honored to have that Forrester heirloom. Talk shifted to Brooke and they talked about how she has no morals. Taylor said she felt vindicated and that she can finally stop worrying about Brooke coming along and ruining everything. Stephanie laughed.

        At Forrester, Thorne, Eric and Ridge worked with some models in the office. When the models stepped out, Thorne demanded Ridge to tell him why he and Brooke broke up and why Brooke left the company. Ridge said it was between him and Brooke. He then announced that he proposed to Taylor last night. Thorne got upset and told Ridge he was moving to fast and making a mistake. He stormed out. Eric told Ridge that Thorne would probably feel differently if he knew what happened between Brooke and Thomas. They talked about Brooke not being able to remember what happened and Eric said he thinks she's blocking it out. 

        At home, Brooke looked at a photo of her and Ridge together. She thought back to the previous night when Stephanie told her that Ridge proposed to Taylor. Hope came downstairs and said good morning. She could tell her mother wasn't fine and accused her of burying herself in the foundation project to hide her pain. Hope wondered why she even wanted to work with someone who hates her. Brooke said Stephanie doesn't hate her, just what she did to Thomas. Hope couldn't believe it when Brooke told her Ridge and Taylor were engaged already. She asked her mother why she was giving up so easily. Brooke told her that it's the best for Ridge. Hope told Brooke that at some point she's going to have to forgive herself. Brooke noted how disillusioned Katie and Donna were when she told them what happened with Thomas. Hope told her mother that she's not alone and that she has her family by her side on this. Later, Brooke looked at a letter from her attorney. Ridge stopped by. They talked about telling RJ about the divorce.  Ridge asked Brooke if she remember anything else about what happened on the island. Brooke said she didn't but that she won't stop trying. She said her betrayal shattered their life and dreams together. Ridge wondered if he could still call her 'Logan'. Brooke said she wouldn't want him to call her anything else. "I will always be your Logan," she told him softly. She then showed Ridge the final divorce decree that she got from her lawyer. Ridge admitted to proposing to Taylor last night. "I did what you wanted me to do," he told her. Brooke said it was hard to hear him say that but she accepts it. She told him she thinks they should get married quickly to start the healing process. She added that she will always love him and always cherish the memories they've had. Ridge took her into his arms and then kissed her before slowly walking out the door. Brooke sobbed.

        Hope came by Steffy's office and gave her some promo photos. Steffy noted how Hope's handling her parent's reunion better than she thought. Hope snapped that it's because she doesn't think it'll really happen. Steffy said that Brooke won't ruin it this time and that Ridge will never forgive her for what she did with Thomas. Hope told Steffy that she thinks Thomas is lying. Steffy accused Hope of being desperate and in denial. She said that she, her mother and Thomas all deserve happiness with their father for once and added that her mother deserves happiness more than anyone. "I think my mom deserves to be happy, to." said Hope. "Yeah your mom will be happy–with another man because my father is officially off the market," Steffy replied. Steffy told her that integrity, goodness, and loyalty win in the end and that unlike Brooke, her mother has all those things. Hope told Steffy that her "sainted" mother isn't perfect and also noted to Steffy that her mother only allegedly slept with her brother, unlike Taylor who definitely slept with her brother. Steffy yelped that her mother and Rick were in an actual relationship and that it was completely different. Hope said she was just sayin'. Steffy told her that Brooke betrayed her dad in the worst possibly way and that he'll never forgive her. Hope said that Ridge loves her mother and that he will always go back to her. "It's their destiny."

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          'Chainsaw Massacre' Star Cast as 'Reel' Dorian Lord

          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Following weeks of speculation as to the identity of the woman cast by “One Life to Live” in the role of Ionia, who portrays Dorian Lord (Robin Strasser) in David Vickers Buchanan’s (Tuc Watkins) biopic “Vicker Man,” we finally learn the name of the actress cast in the recurring role. According to Soap Opera Digest Kate Hodge, best known for her breakout role of Michelle in 1990 slasher film “Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III,” has been tapped by “OLTL” to play the aspiring actress, whose primary job is to make lives miserable for the newlyweds.

          Hodge has a long list of film and television credits including “Super Christian 2,” “Rapid Fire,” and “The Hidden II,” as well as “As the World Turns,” “She-Wolf of London,” “Ellen,” “thirtysomething,” “NCIS,” “Boston Legal,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

          Look for Hodge to first appear on screen as Ionia on Tuesday, June 28, as she carries out Echo’s (Kim Zimmer) orders to drive a wedge between the lovebirds by making it look as if she is having an affair with David. However, that’s only the beginning. But will Ionia and Echo succeed in their quest for revenge, or will love win out in the end? Tune in to find out!

          Click here to read a summary of the audition script for Ionia.

          • One Life to Live
          • Casting
          • Kim Zimmer
          • Soap Opera Digest
          • Tuc Watkins
          • Robin Strasser
          • audition scripts
          • Boston Legal
          • NCIS
          • Ellen
          • As The World Turns
          • Comings & Goings
          • scripts
          • Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
          • Super Christian 2
          • Kate Hodge
          • Rapid Fire
          • The Hidden II
          • thirtysomething
          • Law and Order: Criminal Intent
          • SheWof of London

             

            Torpey Returns to 'Life' to Say Good-Bye

            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In a surprising casting twist Erin Torpey, who played Jessica Buchanan from 1990-2003 is returning to “One Life to Live” this fall to make one final appearance in Llanview. However, those expecting the actress to reprise her former role, which is now played by Bree Williamson, shouldn’t hold their breath.

            According to Michael Logan, of TV Guide Magazine, Torpey will “will play a different character, which the show has asked us to keep hush-hush. (Look for Torpey to reunite in a fun, special way with one of her former co-stars!)”

            In a statement, Torpey states that “I grew up on ‘OLTL,’ and I am happy to make one last cameo as the show prepares to end its run. ‘OLTL’ was a second family to me, and it will always hold a very special place in my life.”

            The actress last appeared in honor of the show’s 40th anniversary in 2008 as the adult spirit of Jessica’s stillborn daughter Megan, when she escorted Jess’ mom Viki (Erika Slezak) to heaven following a car crash.

            Torpey is scheduled to tape her “farewell scenes” this Wednesday, which are expected to air sometime in September. “One Life to Live” wraps production in mid-November, with the final episode set to air on January 20, 2012 after more than 43 years on the air.

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            • TV Guide Magazine
            • Michael Logan
            • Erika Slezak
            • Bree Williamson
            • Erin Torpey

               

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