AMC Recap: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Tad tells Cara they can’t put off the interview otherwise she could be deported. “All My Children” creator Agnes Nixon makes a special guest appearance.

Tad admits that seeing Dixie with David reminded him all over again how David convinced her to leave town while pregnant with their baby.

Marissa tells Bianca that JR is making trouble for her.

Angie reels off the loss of her baby and asks Jesse to tell her about their little girl.

On the Next All My Children

  • Jesse tells Brot he doesn’t want him to risk his badge or relationship with Natalia due to him.
  • Jackson tells Erica her new book is creating good buzz and her publisher wants to put her on a talk show in LA.
  • Erica gets a message from Mona.

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

The police are called to the scene of the shooting. Brody, remaining enigmatic, finds a keychain by the front door, with the inscription “You Don’t Know Jack.” Téa IDs them as Jack’s. Starr returns home to Blair’s frantic news that Jack is missing.

Starr learns that Todd has taken Blair’s gun. Brody, staring at his gun, comes into the LPD after supposedly searching for the shooter.

At the Buenos Dias, Mrs. Evans is still bitter about Nora’s wanting Destiny to have the baby and let her raise it, Bo and Nora enter and it’s tense. Nora inadvertently makes things worse by offering to draw up a legal agreement about the grandchild.

Dani leaves and the situation goes from bad to worse, with Mrs. Evans telling Bo/Nora that she only wants to communicate with them through their lawyers.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Blanca goes after Brody looking for a scoop.
  • Rex and Shane each act rather suspicious.
  • Baz has his doubts about his father’s claim.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Daytime Emmy Award winning television and stage director, actor, and teacher David Pressman died of natural causes on Monday in New York City at the age of 97. Pressman is best remembered by soap fans for his three decades of directing daytime dramas, including “Another World” and “One Life to Live.”

According to Variety, Pressman began his long career as child after receiving a scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, where he studied acting alongside Sanford Mesiner. It was during this time that Pressman made his acting debut in 1941 in a stage production of “Brooklyn, U.S.A.” He later also appeared on stage in “The Eve of St. Mark” and “Dream Girl.”

After graduating, Mesiner asked him to return as his teaching assistant, where he mentored several young actors, including Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck and Tony Randall.

After serving in World War II, where he earned two Purple Hearts, Pressman pursued a career in the new medium of television. In the early 1950s he won a Peabody for his work directing a live action “Actors Studio” TV program. Before directing the series, Pressman starred in the first episode opposite Jessica Tandy, in an adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play “Portrait of a Madonna.” He then earned widespread recognition for his work directing Molnar’s “The Swan” as a segment on “Studio One in Hollywood” starring Grace Kelly in 1951, which later remade into a feature film.

Blacklisted during the 1950s for being a member of the Communist Party, the Soviet-born Pressman founded the acting department at Boston University, where he a number of future Hollywood stars, including Olympia Dukakis. From there, he moved to Broadway, where he directed a number of stage productions, including “The Disenchanted,” “Roman Candle,” and “Summertree.” He then returned to the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he took over the school for the next decade.

By the 1960s, Pressman returned to television, and directed episodes of the primetime dramas “The Defenders,” “The Doctors and the Nurses,” and “N.Y.P.D.,” including a 1968 episode featuring future Hollywood icons Al Pacino and Jill Claybaugh. After a stint of directing on the NBC soap “Another World,” Pressman joined rival ABC soap “One Life to Live”  in 1970 at the request of then Executive Producer Doris Quinlin. After directing countless episodes of “OLTL” during the next twenty-eight years, and earning several Daytime Emmy nominations (winning in 1976, 1983, and 1984), Pressman retired from the show in 1998. However, he was soon asked to return for a time to help train the soap’s younger actors.

Also in 1998, Pressman returned to his acting roots when he played the  Shakespeare-quoting homeless man Bernie Hopper on “OLTL.” He later reprised the role in 2003. In 2004 he was interviewed as part of the Archive of American Television’s TV Legends Series, which you can watch here.

Pressman is survived by his wife, two sons, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


General Hospital: September PreVUE

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A quick peek into what’s happening in Port Charles this September.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: SEPTEMBER PREVIEW

The road to Sam and Jason’s wedding is paved with both minor and major challenges.

Shawn and Carly find themselves in a sexy situation.

Lucky fights to get his life together and fix the huge mess he’s created.

Kristina’s family and friends struggle to cope in the wake her diagnosis.

Two Port Charles residents make their long-awaited returns.


One Life to Live: September PreVUE

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A quick peek into what’s happening in Llanview this September.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: SEPTEMBER PREVIEW

Clint thinks he has the answer to Kim’s troubles.

An arrest is made in Victor’s murder, but is the right person behind bars?

Todd tries to reach out to Jack, only to be shocked by his actions.

Aubrey and Cutter make a surprising discovery regarding a murder suspect.

Rex’s two moms go to great lengths to protect their son, but will their efforts be in vain?


All My Children: September PreVUE

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A quick peek into what’s happening in Pine Valley this September.

ALL MY CHILDREN: SEPTEMBER PREVIEW

JR hits rock bottom. Can anybody save him from himself?

Erica decides whether or not to pursue her past or leave it buried.

Jake and Amanda make a profound decision about their future.

Cara shocks David.

Angie and Maya both make difficult decisions that could forever change their future.

Zach surprises Kendall.

On it’s final week on ABC (September 19 to 23), look for many returns as “All My Children” celebrates the rich history and legacy of Pine Valley’s favorite families including the Kane family, the Hubbard family, the Martin family and the Chandlers.  Creator Agnes Nixon promises a cliffhanger ending that will have the audience excited for the next chapter of her 41-year old sudser.


‘One Life to Live’ Casting Updates

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The “One Life to Live” revolving door will stay busy during the month of September as several new and familiar faces make their presence known in Llanview.

As we previously reported, “Guiding Light” alum Wendy Moniz has been tapped to take over as Llanview’s new mayor following the resignation of Dorian Lord (Robin Strasser), who left town after being appointed a U.S. Senator. On Friday, September 16, look for the former deputy mayor to start exercising her newfound authority around town.

With visions of Gigi (Farah Fath) still fresh on Rex’s (John-Paul Lavoisier) mind, Lea DeLaria again reprises her role as Llanview’s favorite physic Madame Delphina beginning Wednesday, September 14, when she tries to help Rex make sense of what he has been seeing. However, Rex isn’t the only Balsom Delphina will come into contact with.

Apparently porn doesn’t pay the bills. As the calendar turns to September look for X-rated film producer Rick Powers (Austin Peck) to resurface following his attempt to make a name for himself by substituting the film “VickerMan” with his own creation “Hold the Diploma” in late July. Only this time it isn’t smut that he’s peddling. As Rick branches out career-wise, expect him to get tangled up in another storyline playing out on the canvas.

After going MIA since saving his Aunt Dorian while dressed as a pint-sized Spiderman, the youngest Manning child Sam (Patrick Gibbons, Jr.) returns again this month. But how will the recent developments in his family affect the little guy?

Barbara Rhoades will continue to air as Irene Manning through the month of September.

It appears as if Mandy Evans, who made her debut as “Uncanny Annie,” a pole dancer at the Spotted Pony strip club in Kentucky on August 19, may be making another appearance on the show. Evans, who taped her first scenes on July 11, posted the following on her website on August 8: “Recurring Under 5 as Uncanny Annie on One Life To Live.”

Paul Rolfes returns as Dr. Jay Gangemi on Wednesday, August 31, along with a few dayplayer nurses, EMTS, and cops. In the same episode, Helmar Augustus Cooper is back as homeless man Louie, who interacts with several Llanview residents. And on the same date, Frankie Faison also airs again as Destiny’s grandad Richard Evans.

Rumors continue to swirl that Terrell Tilford will be returning to Llanview as Destiny’s (Shenell Edmonds) dad and Shaun (Sean Ringgold) brother Greg Evans this fall. Tilford himself has added to the speculation with this video message to his former “OLTL” fans on his Facebook fan page, teasing about a possible return to the show. However, while it remains to be seen if the actor is actually returning or not, Greg’s name will be mentioned more than once by his loved ones in the coming weeks.

Edmonds tweeted on August 24 that it was a “Good day at #OLTL, one day break and back again to close out the week.” Also be sure to check out her Twitter page to read her earlier tweets from some of Destiny’s scenes from the August 5 episode.

Check out this tweet from Hillary B. Smith from earlier this month: “I would love to do ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ But ABC doesn’t promote us on ‘OLTL.'” She also responds to a fan who asked her on August 22, “Yet, you all are the number one rated soap on their schedule! Word!,” with “we sure are!!! Not their plan! But aren’t we grand!!!” Earlier in the month she commented on slap Phylicia gave Nora recently, saying “The slap was acted. I don’t think my head would have stayed attached if Tonye [Phylicia Evans] connected. She was awesome!”

Robin Strasser  tweeted on August 30 that “GROUND TURKEY E COLI RECALL? didn’t know- ate turkey burgers with gusto. SICK unto death-gotta get better help.Thank you for prayers.” On August 26 she tweeted that “Yes, I was able to watch the ‘last show”. I LUV Erika Slezak, Kassie DePaiva, Kristen Alderson, Gina Tognoni. I’ll miss working with them. Soap Central really cheered me UP. I’m in hospital- 2nd time in 2 weeks for a blood infection (wuh?) Hoping for meds I’m not allergic to.”

A fan commented to Kristen Alderson on Twitter on August 30, saying “LOVED when Starr said Brown Chicken Brown Cow today!tweeting”I added that in cause Kassie always says it hahah.”

And speaking of Shaun, fans can expect to see more of him in September, along with a few of Llanview’s other infrequently used supporting characters like Nigel (Peter Bartlett), Shane (Austin Williams), Echo (Kim Zimmer), Phylicia (Tonye Patano), Roxy (Ilene Kristen), and a certain prized possession of the eccentric hairdresser.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Cara tells David she’s starting to worry about him Griffin.

Zach asks Kendall if she trusts him enough to keep a secret. Cara tells Tad she isn’t going to the immigration interview.

Angie asks what happened to her baby.

On the Next All My Children

  • “All My Children” creator Agnes Nixon makes a special guest appearance.
  • Dixie wonders if Tad’s really forgiven her for what she did.
  • Marissa tells JR neither she nor Bianca will be blackmailed by him.

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

Jack warns Victor that Todd has a gun, but Victor reassures him that he won’t be intimidated. Blair reports the theft of the gun to Brody. Blair visits Victor and warns him about Todd, but Victor continues to be unconcerned. Nonetheless, Blair takes Jack home.

At EOD, an intruder enters Victor’s home. Tomas finds Téa at The Sun and reiterates his desire to get Victor away from her and Danielle.

Starr and James find time for a little romance. Starr plays James the demo tape Baz made of her singing.

Nora returns from a visit to Matthew and after catching up on Llanview matters, Nora asks Bo how he’d feel about raising Matthew and Destiny’s child with her. Bo tells her he would consider it an honor.

Someone is shot in cold blood.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Blair realizes that Jack has gone missing.
  • Nora makes things worse with Phylicia.
  • Rex and Shane are lying to one another.

GH Recap: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sam, overcome with emotion, prays Jason will return to her so they can get married.

Alexis confronts Sonny about Jax.

Kristina blows up at her father but there’s something is very wrong with her.

Lulu overhears Dante and Lucky discussing his recent drug encounter. Dante gets much needed advice from his mother about Lulu, as Lulu and Tracy discuss their relationships. Later, Olivia has loving words with Lulu.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Lucky and Lulu have an emotional argument.
  • Carly and Alexis discuss Jax and Sonny.
  • Patrick’s ego crosses with Robin.