(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of August 22, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL
Jackal, P.I. can’t ignore his feeling about the bakery (Luzetta). Maxie takes Jackal, P.I. on an emotional field trip. He is affected. Will Spinelli return to Maxie on Wednesday, August 24? Diane and Max make a decision about their relationship. Skye delights at Tracy’s discomfort. Johnny secretly listens as Skye and Anthony discuss their scheme. Sam makes it clear to Jason she’s in charge. Robin tells Jason & Sam her theory about his condition. Patrick and Matt butt heads over who will operate on Jason. Jason and Sam make an important decision on Friday, August 26. Will they regret that decision after things appear to take a horrible turn?
The Inside Story: Natural Born Killer
On Monday, August 22, we see Jax safely hidden and in Skye’s care. Carly continues to rip into Sonny for what he’s done. Sonny contemplates his biggest regrets at the hospital chapel. Carly and Shawn’s bond continues to grow. Sonny pleads his case to Michael. Abby is incredulous that Michael can support the actions Sonny took against [Michael's] former step-father. Dante overhears Sonny and Carly fighting about Jax. Abby and Sonny don’t hold back the verbal punches. Abby runs into Johnny and their is an obvious connection as they confide in each other. Mac comforts Alexis who fears Jax’s fate. Michael’s support of Sonny agitates Carly.
A Closer Look: Girl Interrupted
Anthony gets to Siobhan before Lucky. Siobhan manages to leave a note in the aftermath of Anthony’s attack. Elizabeth fears Lucky will blame her for what has transpired. Lucky doesn’t see Siobhan’s note. He later battles the urge to succumb to his addiction again. Matt helps Elizabeth cover when Steve confronts them about the missing drugs that Elizabeth used to help Lucky while he was going through withdrawal. Matt confronts Lucky after finding Siobhan’s note on Thursday, August 25. What does it reveal?
GH ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2011
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of August 22, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Jack observes Todd with Dorian’s gun on Monday, August 22. Téa remains committed to the man she married. Starr and Dani argue over Todd and Victor. By week’s end, Blair finds the gun missing. Todd and Victor have a huge confrontation. Bo tries to diffuse the tense situation. Téa and Blair remain in shock over the true identity of both men, but are unable to keep peace between the brothers.
The Inside Story: Dead or Alive?
Rex is shocked to find Kim using Gigi’s name at the Kentucky strip club on Monday, August 22. Kim tells Rex she is unable to help him. Gigi’s spirit urges Rex not to give up on her. Kim tells someone about her encounter with Rex. On Tuesday, August 23, Bo visits Asa’s grave on the anniversary of his death, and has a heart-to-heart talk with Renee. Clint is depressed that he can’t be at the mansion to honor his father’s legacy, and seeks Nigel’s help. Rex returns home and catches Natalie up to speed. Kim decides to return to Llanview. Rex tries to talk to Gigi. Kim pays David a visit. By Wednesday, August 24, Rex allows Clint to pay his respects, and father and son inch closer toward reconciliation. Bo, Joey, Kelly, and Natalie learn of Clint’s “escape” from Llanfair. Rex leaves the Buchanan’s to honor their fallen patriarch, and goes to the cemetery. Kim and David reach an understanding. Clint encounters his ex-wife. Rex makes a startling discovery on Friday, August 26, and asks Bo for a huge favor. Natalie tosses her step-mother out. And Kim arrives at Gigi’s grave.
A Closer Look: For the Love of Family
Ford and Jessica agree to keep their distance from one another. Joey and Kelly prepare to leave for London on Tuesday, August 23. Aubrey wishes Joey well. Kelly urges John to forgive Natalie. David chooses love over his career. John leaves Dorian with a little unfinished business to take care of. Natalie gives John back the tape on Wednesday, August 24. John asks Natalie about her visit with Delphina. Brody threatens Victor to keep quiet about Liam. Joey wonders if he parents new living arrangement might rekindle their relationship. Addie and the rest of the Cramer clan throw a farewell party for Dorian. On Friday, August 26, Viki and Dorian experience a little déjà vu, and later share an emotional farewell. And David says good-bye to Bo.
OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2011
“One Life to Live” star Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) had many fans in attendance at last weekends “One Life to Live” Fan Club Weekend Luncheon scratching their heads when she said “I was told by our executive producer [Frank Valentini] yesterday, that on Wednesday [August 10] we tied with ‘Y&R.’” Considering “The Young and the Restless” is daytime’s #1 soap, we thought she may have made a mistake too, but it turns out she wasn’t wrong at all.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 18, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Lily was upset that Cane broke his word about staying away from her and the babies. He told her not to blame the nanny, he happened to come upon them but he wasn’t going to turn away from seeing his children; he missed and loved them. Lily stressed to them that their relationship was over with. He understood but it was clear that he missed her. While still in the park, a man approached Cane and served him with divorce papers.
Daniel was still waiting for Lily to return back to Jimmy’s bar. He wondered what was taking her so long. Eden and Kevin were keeping him company when Noah, Hunter and Devon walked in. Eden wasn’t pleased at seeing the pretty blonde near her ex-boyfriend. Noah introduced Hunter to Kevin and Daniel, and they all wished Daniel a happy birthday.
Katherine was with Paul at the house discussing what he’s found out regarding Tucker’s long lost son. He told her based on the forensic analysis, they have a good chance of learning the timeframe of the actual letter. Paul deduced that Tucker’s son had to be around the age of 26. Paul, however, warned Katherine not to get too happy on what he’s found out so far; it was still a long shot in finding her grandson. As they were talking, Paul discussed that the mother of Tucker’s son was someone that may not have been just a one- time fling.
Colin assumed that Jill would be pleased with him that he was proving that he loved her by telling Genevieve that their marriage was over. Jill, however, didn’t buy it. She thought it was all an act to win her over. When he got up to leave, Katherine arrived and chastised Jill for hanging around him. Katherine sat down and Jill told Katherine that she wasn’t at all with him. Meanwhile back at her house, still seething in anger at Colin’s bombshell, Genevieve was nursing her hurt hand, vowing that that Colin wouldn’t be leaving her; it would be the other way around.
Tucker was doing his best to go over business documents when Sofia arrived. She brought over new contracts for him. He was telling her that he was making progress in understanding a bit more clearly. He, however did become frustrated at still needing help. Their conversation took on a personal note when Tucker admitted that Ashley and he weren’t on good terms. Sofia in turn shared that Malcolm and her were no longer together, either. She told him about the baby possibly not being his and admitted to have slept with Neil.
Cane met Colin at Crimson Lights. His father wanted him to go spend some time with Genevieve. Cane didn’t want to do that, but when Colin told him that he was going to divorce her, he immediately jumped on him for doing it just to get closer to Jill. Once again, Colin stressed for Cane to go see his mother, telling him that she’s going to need someone to lean on. Cane agreed and headed over there. When he arrived, Genevieve came down the stairs and figured that Colin was the one that sent him to check up on her. Cane told her he was aware of the divorce. A bitter Genevieve told her son that she didn’t need anything from the likes of her husband. Cane told her that being divorced from Colin was the best thing for him. She shot back if he would feel the same way when Lily ended their marriage. He got upset and was ready to leave when she stopped him. She learned that Lily in fact did serve him with divorce papers. Meanwhile, Colin met with his divorce lawyer, determined to get things moving on ending his marriage.
Lily made her way back to Jimmy’s and privately told Daniel about her run in with Cane. He thought that she would want to have some private time to herself, but she told him that she wanted to celebrate his birthday with him. After they enjoyed birthday cake with their friends, the two of them departed. She took him to a private suite at the Athletic Club. Daniel became flustered, not realizing that Lily was truly ready to move forward with what was going on between the two of them. She soon started to kiss them, and they were ready to have sex with one another. As things started to heat up, Lily suddenly started to think about her times of sex with Cane and instantly pulled back, telling Daniel that she couldn’t go through with it.
Devon asked Hunter if she had her internship yet with Restless Style but she said even when it came through, she would still need a job to cover the cost of living there. Noah found a sure solution by telling her that there was a job opening at Crimson Lights for a barista. When he gushed how they could spend more time together while she was working there, a jealous Eden quickly blocked the girl’s joy by telling her that the job was no longer available. She told a crushed Hunter that she took the job. Kevin skeptically went along with it but pulled his sister to the side and questioned her suddenly wanting the job. She said she changed her mind but Kevin said she only did it because she didn’t want to see Noah getting closer to Hunter.
Paul called Katherine and let her know that he found several pictures of Tucker and a woman together. He wondered if the woman could be the one that is kept her son from him. He told her that he would be looking into who the woman was.
Cane entered Jimmy’s to pick up his check. Devon asked him why he was there if it was his night off. When Cane told him, a skeptical Devon asked if he know that Lily was going to be there. Cane said he didn’t know she would even be there. A nerve was hit when Devon told him that Lily and Daniel left the bar together.
Katherine and Jill were still together at Gloworm when Genevieve showed up. Jill told her that if she was there to talk about Colin divorcing her, it had nothing to do with her. Genevieve coolly shared that before he made his phone call to end his marriage, hours earlier, he was with her, having sex together. Jill didn’t believe her. Genevieve told her whether they got divorced or not, Colin would never be over her.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 17, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Sam went to see Sharon in the jail visitation area. Avery showed up to meet them. Sam told her that it would be hard for her to get anywhere with Adam but thought the best place to start would be with Phyllis, who was keeping tabs on him from the very beginning. Sharon disagreed with that idea, pointing out that Phyllis would do anything to twist things and pretty much couldn’t be trusted. Sam said it was worth a shot.
Phyllis ran into Daniel at Crimson Lights and wished him a happy birthday. It was obvious things were tense between the two of them. She wanted to do something with him but he declined. Lily arrived at that moment and asked Daniel if he was ready to go celebrate. Phyllis wasn’t pleased that the they wre together, and started listing off how it was a bad idea, since she was still married. Lily told her that she was getting a divorce. The two of them left before Phyllis could have anything else to say.
Kevin was at Gloworm with Eden when Gloria spotted them, instantly going into mother mode. She wanted to cheer him up since it was his anniversary of being married to Jana. He told her he was doing just fine. When she mentioned Chloe, he broke the news that they were not together anymore. She tried to play match-maker but a freaked Kevin said he didn’t need anyone in his life. He and Eden quickly exited the restaurant.
Across the way, Cane was on his way out when Jill approached him. She wanted him to sit with her and talk. She admitted that while she was still heartbroken and angry at how he treated her, she missed him. She shared the news about Chance and Billy, on how she was unable to talk to him, and admitted that she missed talking with him. He apologized for what he put her through and promised to not do it to her again. While she admitted she was a fool to trust him again, she would slowly let him back into her life, but if he ever betrayed her, it would be over.
Colin went to see Genevieve. He wanted to know if the two of them could have a truce; he no longer wanted all of their fighting to give people more reason to hate them. Genevieve pointed out that he brought out all of his troubles on himself. As for Colin, he wanted to know if she was going to continue to punish him for Samantha’s death. The two exchanged heated barbs with one another. He snatched her by the arm and the two fell into a heated kiss. When she pulled away and attempted to walk upstairs, he cornered her again, kissing her. The two soon headed upstairs to have sex.
Phyllis was back at Restless Style when one of her co-workers told her about a man coming by to see her. Phyllis assumed that it was Deacon but was wrong when Sam appeared, asking her to come see Sharon with him. She balked at the idea, but went anyway. When she got there, Sharon was less than pleased to see her. While Phyllis admitted that she didn’t believe that Sharon killed anyone, she took her to task on her lack of mothering skills, especially to hook up with Sam and let all believe she was dead. Sam tried to get them back on the actual subject at hand: helping clear her name. When Phyllis got a bit antsy, Sam told her to be patient and wait for Avery, Sharon’s D.A. to come back. Meanwhile, Avery clearly wasn’t in any rush to head back to the jailhouse to meet up to hear what Phyllis had to say.
At Jimmy’s Daniel and Lily were settling in for a quiet time together for her birthday. While she stepped away, Eden and Kevin arrived. Daniel was surprised at how much she’s changed. Kevin felt awful for forgetting his birthday, but Daniel understood. Eden joined them and set up a birthday karaoke party for all of them. They all got ready to set up things when Lily got a call. The nanny called to ask about Maddie’s blanket and Lily headed out to go give it to her. While she was on her way, Cane, who was in the park, spotted the nanny with Maddie and Charlie. He started to talk to them and bond with them, telling them how much he missed the two of them. It was at that moment Lily showed up, wanting to know why he was there with the kids. Back at Jimmy’s, after singing some karaoke, Daniel started to wonder where Lily was, unaware that she was detained dealing with Cane.
Colin showed up at Gloworm and wanted to know how Jill was doing. She commented that he just missed his son. Colin quipped how it was nice that she was making amends with Cane and wondered if she would ever feel the same way about him. Jill told him that wasn’t going to happen. Colin continued to profess how much he loved her and in an attempt to prove it, called Genevieve to tell her that he was divorcing her. After getting off the phone with him, Genevieve, who was at the house, went into a fit of rage, destroying the house.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With today’s news that Prospect Park has officially begun making offers to actors in hopes of them joining “All My Children” 2.0 in time for its January 2012 debut, it’s only fitting to get an insiders perspective on the innerworkings of a canceled soap opera. Cameron Mathison, who portrays the role of Ryan Lavery on the soap, spoke with Soap Opera Network during the “All My Children” Fan Club Weekend and he shed some light on Prospect Park, being a contributor on “Good Morning America” and even dancing on “Dancing with the Stars.”
“What we’ve learned, and I hope I do this justice, is that network television…big corporation television…have got a certain amount of timeslots allowed. So just because ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ are off the air doesn’t mean they that it wasn’t a success, it just means in big business, you know… is there something in there that could made more money. There is only one time slot available,” said Mathison giving some insight into the decision to cancel the two soaps. “It doesn’t mean that ‘All My Children’ was a failure, it just simply means that for big business it wasn’t the best fit,” he continued.
You may be asking your self, “how can two soaps that weren’t ‘the best fit’ for broadcast television turn in a better profit for another company or find any type of success online?” While Mathison may not know the full answer to that question, he does help shed some light for those questioning the difference between an online series and one made available to you free over broadcast channels.
“This entrepreneurial company [Prospect Park], they don’t have the same restrictions that network television has. You can watch the show, any show, whatever you want with different types of advertising. I mean I don’t know the in’s and out’s of it, but I just know far fewer restrictions and I think because of that and because there is a daily production here that it’s a really a good fit. From what I understand, and again I don’t want to pretend I know more than I do, because I really don’t, but I do know that just because it came off the air on ABC it doesn’t mean that it wasn’t doing well. Apparently, they were still making good money, but they could make a lot more.”
For more from Mathison and where he sees his character going as we head into the final weeks of “All My Children,” click on the video below.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Just weeks before the Prospect Park deal to pick up the production and distribution rights of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” from the Disney/ABC Television group was announced, ABC revealed that they had decided to move “One Life” head writer Ron Carlivati to “General Hospital” as a script writer once production wrapped on the soap in November. Is that still the case two months later?
As you may remember, Carlivati along with “One Life to Live” executive producer Frank Valentini were signed to long-term contracts with ABC back in September 2010 that kept them both with the network through 2012 (Valentini) and 2013 (Carlivati), respectively, leaving a move for Carlivati to “GH” an obvious decision.
Two months after making the announcement to hand Carlivati over to “GH,” and 17 consecutive weeks of “One Life to Live” rating as ABC’s #1 soap in households and total viewers, you’d think there was a chance of the writer to continue with the soap once Prospect takes over, but you’d be wrong.
According to an ABC representative, plans for Carlivati’s move to “GH” are still in place “as far as [they] know,” leaving the millions of viewers currently on the edge of their seat courtesy of the “Tale of Two Todd’s” storyline to wonder what the soap will look like when it debuts online on January 16, 2012 and who will be writing it.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of August 8-12, 2011
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
1. Y&R 4,587,000 (-162,000/-448,000)
2. B&B 2,946,000 (-161,000/-358,000)
3. OLTL 2,888,000 (-24,000/+641,000)
4. GH 2,573,000 (+69,000/+25,000)
5. AMC 2,552,000 (+42,000/+94,000)
6. DAYS 2,349,000 (+37,000/-145,000)
1. Y&R 3.3/10 (-.1/-.2)
2. B&B 2.1/6 (-.1/-.2)
2. OLTL 2.1/6 (+.1/+.4) *
4. AMC 1.9/6 (+.1/+.1)
4. GH 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
6. DAYS 1.7/5 (same/-.1)
* Last time at 2.1 was December 15-19, 2008
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 875,000 (-116,000/-259,000)
2. GH 753,000 (+18,000/-24,000)
3. OLTL 751,000 (+32,000/+116,000)
4. DAYS 582,000 (+15,000/-149,000)
5. AMC 579,000 (+7,000/-14,000)
6. B&B 558,000 (-100,000/-194,000)
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (-.2/-.4) <—– ties low
2. GH 1.1/7 (same/-.1)
2. OLTL 1.1/7 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.9/6 (same/-.2) <—– ties low (2nd straight week)
4. AMC 0.9/6 (same/same)
6. B&B 0.8/6 (-.2/-.3) <—– ties low
Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 67,000 (-2,000/+6,000)
2. OLTL 51,000 (-4,000/+19,000)
3. GH 42,000 (+13,000/-13,000)
4. DAYS 40,000 (+21,000/+10,000)
5. B&B 37,000 (-15,000/same)
6. AMC 23,000 (-3,000/+6,000)
Women 18-34 Rating
1. GH 0.7/4 (+.1/-.1)
1. OLTL 0.7/4 (+.1/+.1)
3. Y&R 0.6/4 (-.1/-.5) <—– ties low
4. AMC 0.5/4 (same/-.1)
4. DAYS 0.5/4 (same/-.3)
6. B&B 0.4/3 (same/-.4)
Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 997,000 (-52,000/-57,000)
2. B&B 593,000 (-53,000/-42,000)
3. OLTL 529,000 (-32,000/+145,000)
4. DAYS 528,000 (+18,000/+16,000)
5. AMC 483,000 (+14,000/+3,000)
6. GH 445,000 (-30,000/-64,000)
Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers
For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through August 14, 2011
1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.2
3. GH 2.1
4. DAYS 2.0
4. OLTL 2.0
6. AMC 1.9
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.6
2. GH 1.4
3. DAYS 1.2
4. OLTL 1.1
5. B&B 1.0
6. AMC 0.9
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As previously reported, the cast of “All My Children” have received offers from Prospect Park to return to the series upon re-launch in January 2012, nearly four months after the series completes its ABC run. According to Deadline Hollywood‘s Nellie Andreeva, Prospect Park is offering Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) virtually the same salary she’s currently receiving from ABC.
In her Deadline.com posting, Andreeva states Lucci “is currently mulling the offer. While there will probably be some budget trimming due to the medium switch, it looks like AMC and OLTL‘s’ new producers are stepping up to keep the shows’ biggest stars and fan favorites.AMC and OLTL are scheduled to relaunch online in the first quarter of 2012. Prospect Park is also in talks with cable networks about carving out a traditional TV window.”
Should Prospect secure Lucci, it will mark the first public sign of confidence from an “AMC” actor since news of the deal between Prospect Park and Disney/ABC Television Group was announced on Thursday, July 7. The series has already lost Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard) to “The Young and the Restless” and Jacob Young (JR Chandler) to “The Bold and the Beautiful,” although for Morgan she made her deal with the the Sony Pictures Television produced “Y&R” before news of Prospect even came to light. Young announced his post-”AMC” plans on Monday, August 15.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 18, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Starr visits with her father now that the real Todd Manning has been revealed. Todd. Father and daughter have an emotional talk. Meanwhile, the man who is not Todd Manning is not ready to admit it and makes plans for his family.
Tomas admits to Blair he was jealous of her kissing both possible Todds. He urges Blair to stay true to her own vow to never again be involved with a man like Todd and expresses his own deep feelings for her. Blair remains unsettled, putting her romantic feelings on hold until she can learn the truth about which Todd is the man she once loved.
Natalie tells Brody about Delphina’s cryptic comment that Todd knows what was on the erased tape she and Marty fought over. Aware that Todd knows the tape contained Marty’s confession that John is really Liam’s father, Brody freaks when Natalie tells him she intends to ask Todd about it. He stalls her by reminding her Todd is currently caught up in the question of his identity and Natalie agrees to put aside her concerns about the tape. Brody is left to privately vow to do something to prevent Todd from telling Natalie or anyone the truth.
Rex plans a trip to Kentucky where he hopes a visit to the Spotted Pony strip club will explain what Gigi has been trying to tell him and asks Natalie to accompany him on the journey. Cutter summons Rama and accuses her of having told Rex about “what happened” at the Spotted Pony. Rama maintains her innocence, but agrees the consequences would be dire if anyone were to know what Cutter did many years ago.
On the Next One Life to Live…