(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Yesterday, we reported that Barret Helms was out as Baz on ABC’s “One Life to Live,” now we can also confirm that Nafessa Williams is also out as Deanne Forbes on the drama series.
According to sources, the actress already wrapped filming and was last seen on the Tuesday, July 19 episode when Deanna received the information she needed on her mother’s whereabouts from porn producer Rick (Austin Peck), who used the information to get her to appear in a porn film with Nate Ford (Lenny Platt), who was being blackmailed by Rick after learning Rick knew about what he did to Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson). After receiving the information, Deanna headed to Los Angeles and made a promise between her and Nate not to ever discuss the details of the matter to anyone else. Unfortunately for her and Nate, their film was shown during the premiere of David Vickers’ (Tuc Watkins) movie, “Vicker Man,” instead of the film he intended to show Llanview.
Williams joined the cast of “One Life to Live” beginning with the Wednesday, March 23 episode, and like Helms, despite signing a lengthy contract with the soap, was informed her cycle wouldn’t be picked up.
Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming Soap Opera Network interview with Williams along with Helms, where the two discuss their experience on the soap and its cancellation and how the series going online may not be such a bad thing for fans.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 22, 2011.
ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 22, 2011.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 22, 2011.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — When Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier) and Natalie (Melissa Archer) arrive in Kentucky at the Spotted Pony Strip Club later this week, fans may recognize the face of the man tending bar behind the counter. A.C. Weary, the husband of Kim Zimmer, who returned to the role of Echo Di Savoy last October after a nearly thirty year absence from the show, has been cast in the recurring role of Theo, the club’s manager. But don’t expect husband and wife to be sharing screen time anytime soon, however.
Weary first airs on Friday, August 19, when he gets the wrong impression about the Buchanan heiress and has a run-in with the young Mr. Balsom. But that’s not all, look for Theo to also have a Buchanan ex-wife on the payroll of his shady establishment.
This is not Weary’s first stint on “One Life to Live.” In 1978 (and again briefly in 1983) he played Dick Grant, the producer of Pat Ashley’s (played by the late Jacqueline Courtney) TV talk show “The View on Llanview,” whom she turned to after learning of her new husband Adam Brewster’s (John Mansfield) shady financial dealings. In true soap fashion, the personable Dick became obsessed with Pat, going as far as kidnapping her as well as her twin sister Maggie (also played by Courtney).
In addition to “OLTL,” he has also directed episodes of “Another World” and appeared as a paramedic on “Ryan’s Hope” in 1978 and as Gary Shaw in “The Edge of Night” in 1984. Other television credits include appearances on “L.A. Law,” “Jake and the Fatman,” and “Father Dowling Mysteries.”
After learning he was joining the cast of “One Life to Live” in the contract role of Baz on the same day the show was canceled back on April 14, Soap Opera Network can confirm that actor Barret Helms is no longer with the show.
While a last airdate is unknown at this time, sources have confirmed that Helms has already completed filming and his character will be sent to Paris in the coming weeks. Coincidentally, Helms tweeted on July 21 that he had “just finished one of the craziest 13 week periods of my life!!”
For those wondering, 13 weeks is the length of time since beginning a contract that a soap can drop an actor no matter the initial length of said contract. The actor is not given the same courtesy (they must stay for the full duration).
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 17, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Carly hears about Jax’s plane crash. Meanwhile, Sonny faces off with Jax in his prison cell. Carly smacks Sonny across the face.
At Siobhan’s bedside, Lucky prays for her recovery.
Carly tries to visit Jason but is only greeted with an anxious Sam. Patrick and Matt, along with Robin, get in a heated argument over Jason’s diagnosis.
Skye brings Edward home after his chest pain complaints. Tracy and Skye face off about her past with Gino Soleito, their animosity from the past still strong.
On the Next General Hospital…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Back in June at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, “One Life to Live” executive producer Frank Valentini alluded to Soap Opera Network that we hadn’t seen the last of Farah Fath despite her character, Gigi Morasco, being killed off. In our Twitter posting that night, we stated “according to Frank Valentini, more surprises in store for #OLTL. Have we seen the last of Gigi? Don’t believe what you see!” Come August, that’s never been more certain!
During the “One Life to Live” Fan Club Weekend, Fath herself shed a little light on her storyline when she shared with a fan that “the storyline’s not over.” So how can that be considering Gigi died in June thanks to carbon monoxide poisoning after being locked in a basement by Jack Manning (Andrew Trischitta), his buddy Brad (Frank Dolce), and Llanview High School cheerleader Hayley (Gaby Leyner)? Well Gigi’s heart may have gone to Clint Buchanan (Jerry verDorn), which conveniently occurred off-screen, but Stacy’s (played by Crystal Hunt) body was never recovered.
Interestingly enough, Stacy’s best friend Kim (Amanda Setton), Clint’s most recent ex-wife, returns on Friday, August 19. In the episode, the character will learn some interesting information from Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier) about the goings on in Llanview and shares these tidbits with a certain someone next week.
We wonder what that means? Hmmm…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 17, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
The real Todd Manning is revealed. Téa and Blair and Tomas wait for news about who’s the real Todd. Téa
tells Tomas that Blair kissed Todd, and Tomas is slightly piqued but later kisses Blair himself.
David and Cutter both react to the clue “spotted pony” that Rex received from Gigi in the beyond. David reveals to Rex that it’s a strip joint in Kentucky. Cutter hears Rex tell Delphina he’s going to Kentucky.
Earlier, Delphina and Roxy try to get more info from dead Gigi, and Delphina hears something. Delphina tries to help Natalie figure out what was on the tape that led to her fight with Marty, to no avail. However one of her spirit voices tells her Todd knows.
Dorian is planning a run for senate and plans to take David with her. But David is getting news of a job offer that will require him to leave Dorian.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 17, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Greenlee calls Ryan out on his lie that he’s headed to work and he admits he’s going to find information on David. Jesse breaks the news to Ryan that Ricky Torres was found dead. Greenlee corners David and asks what he did to her.
Zach studies the dynamic between Griffin and Kendall. Zach is reunited with his children.
Cara tells Griffin she is thinking of leaving. Tad admits he and Cara developed feelings for one another and Opal asks if it’s over between them.
On the Next All My Children…