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(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.

For discussion on these topics and more, join us in the Writers/Directors thread at the SON Community.


AMC Teasers: Week of August 22 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Teasers for the Week of August 22, 2011.

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ALL MY CHILDREN: TEASERS

  • Monday (Episode #10690): Tad reminds J.R. that his son still looks up to him. Cara pushes David away. Zach has a big announcement to make. (Rated: TVPG D)
  • Tuesday (Episode #10691): Krystal reveals that David hinted that Babe may really be alive. Kendall doesn’t want to see Kendall’s marriage destroyed. Zach has to prove himself to David. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday (Episode #10692): Dixie struggles to remember what happened to her. Griffin promises to testify against David in court. Erica wonders who else David saved. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Thursday (Episode #10693): David is confronted by Ryan. Cara wants to help Greenlee. Zach decides to open up his own clinic. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday (Episode #10694): Erica recalls happier times with Mike Roy. Brot pops the question to Natalia. Zach goes after Griffin. (Rated: TVPG)

OLTL Teasers: Week of August 22 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of August 22, 2011.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TEASERS

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  • Monday (Episode #10944): Dorian’s gun turns up missing. Starr and Dani argue over their father and his brother. Rex is shocked to run in to Kim. (Rated: TVPG L, S, V)
  • Tuesday (Episode #10945): Bo visits Asa’s grave. Clint risks going to jail by making a risky move. Joey and Kelly prepare to leave for London. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday (Episode #10946): Brody puts the screws to Victor. Kim and Clint have an encounter. Joey thinks Viki and Clint will reunite. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday (Episode #10947): Dorian is about to leave town. David says farewell to his family. Rex makes an interesting discovery. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Friday (Episode #10948): Rex is armed. More than one Llanview resident promises to settle the score with Victor. Shane asks Brody for his help. (Rated: TVPG L)

GH Teasers: Week of August 22 Edition

NBC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of August 22, 2011.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: TEASERS

  • Monday (Episode #12374): Anthony attacks someone at the hospital. Skye is protecting someone. Carly and Sonny go head-to-head. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Tuesday (Episode #12375): Will Lucky get a message from Siobhan? Sonny takes to the hospital chapel. Maxie tries to help Spinelli regain his memory. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Wednesday (Episode #12376): Johnny overhears a conversation between Anthony and Skye. Dante walks in on Sonny and Carly fighting. Sonny and Abby don’t get along. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Thursday (Episode #12377): Matt makes a discovery. Maxie attempts to reassure Alexis. One couple’s relationship bites the dust. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Friday (Episode #12378): Michael agrees with Sonny. Patrick and Matt bicker. Sam makes an important decision. (Rated: TV14)

CBS

(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.

What To Watch

  • Avery has a surprising connection to Phyllis
  • A pair of missing shoes are searched for at the ranch
  • Ashley and Nick have a confession to make

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Peter Porte has been cast as Paul and Isabella’s son, Ricky Williams. Porte’s first air date is Tuesday, September 13
  • Genie Francis has another project in the works and will briefly depart the show but will return
  • Debbi Morgan is joining the cast of the show. Her slated air date is to be sometime in September

Y&R ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2011

  • Genevieve and Jill compete for a place in Jabot
  • Chloe and Ronan’s relationship takes another turn
  • Cane debates if he should leave Genoa City for good

Y&R ALERTS BONUS: FALL 2011

  • Genevieve will head out of town for a little while
  • A woman of mystery has interesting connections to Katherine, Neil and Sofia
  • While Lily tries her best to cut Cane out of her life, it’s obvious that love is still there for the two of them
  • Reconciliation could be thwart by new issues for Victoria and Billy
  • By Thanksgiving, several romances may come back into bloom
  • Adam continues to be a problem for Sharon
  • Paul’s son, Ricky Williams heads for Genoa City

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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.

  • Monday, August 22 – Without giving an answer, Hope runs away from Liam after he proposes; Marcus and Thorne hold a press conference with the media.
  • Tuesday, August 23 – Ridge grills Liam about his feelings for Hope and Steffy; Marcus and Dayzee solidify their relationship.
  • Wednesday, August 24 – Oliver and Steffy bond over their failed relationships; Hope makes a difficult request of Liam in the middle of an intimate moment.
  • Thursday, August 25 – Steffy blames Brooke for being the catalyst of all her problems; Hope talks to Liam about her mother and how her decisions affected her life.
  • Friday, August 26 – Believing that fate has taken its course, Steffy tricks Liam into saying what he shouldn’t; Brooke realizes her advice backfired.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — You’ve likely heard of the big September returns like Erin Torpey, Andrea Evans and John Loprieno, but they aren’t the only familiar faces coming back to “One Life to Live” in the coming weeks. A few other minor, but noteworthy characters will also be making appearances as summer turns into fall.

Radio personality Carolina Bermudez turns up again as Llanview’s investigative reporter Blanca Morales on Thursday, September 1, when she looks for a scoop from a Llanview resident regarding a crime.

With the “Tale of Two Todd’s” storyline reaching a thrilling climax soon, you might have thought you saw the the last of Irene Manning (Barbara Rhoades), but you’d be wrong. Look for the mother with a warped sense of reality to try to make a deal with one of her sons on Monday, August 29. Rhoades made her “One Life” debut in the role on Tuesday, August 9.

The Buchanan/Evans drama continues into the month of September as Phylicia Evans (Tonye Patano) and Nora Buchanan (Hillary B. Smith) remain at odds.

Patrick Allen Cole taped scenes for his next appearance as Jeff (also know known as Adam), the Rodi’s bartender and manager on August 2, which will air sometime in September.

Brittany Angley will play a waitress on Thursday and Friday, September 1 and 2.

“One Life to Live” has released a new audition script for the role of “Reny,” which appears to be a minor part.

Alicia Henry played Colleen, the stripper who hit on Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier) on Friday, August 19.

Did the woman in scenes with David (Tuc Watkins) playing his agent Bev Altman look familiar? That was actress Brooke Dillman (sporting a blonde wig), who is a childhood friend of Watkins and has appeared with him on HBO’s “Six Feet Under” and the 2009 online “Funny or Die” video “The Sentimentalist.” Dillman’s other credits include “Nip/Tuck, “The Office,” “Blue Collar TV,” “The Bill Engvall Show,” and “Good Luck Charlie,” as well as the film “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector.”

Robin Strasser (Dorian) had a little medical crisis earlier this week. On August 15, the actress tweeted that she had been “Hospitalized Monday-blood infection-I can’t spell e coli, how’d I get it? :) I’m home, gonna rest and be grateful. Sorry for disappearing.”

She may have already left the show, but Nafessa Williams (ex-Deanna) posted this picture of herself and how excited she was the day she landed her “OLTL” role.

It has been rumored that an update to the opening is in the works and that a few actors, including Andrew Trischitta (Jack) and Ted King (Tomas) have taped new shots for it.

In case you missed it, get ready for some more Starr (Kristen Alderson) in the coming weeks. On August 1, Alderson tweeted that “Why does Starr have to be a medical wiz all of a sudden? lol I’ve had so many tough lines to say lately!!” She later added that “I have a late call into work tomorrow.. Can you say SLEEPING IN!? I can. Haha,” and “Seriously Starr…quit saying words like this,” along with this close-up of a big medical term from her script. Later she said “Successful day at work! yay! I had lots of lines but it all went very well. Lots of Starr stuff coming up for ya ; ).  Lovely day in Llanview.” She also thanked fans for liking her scenes with Roger Howarth (Todd), tweeting “Thanks for all of the positive feedback on my scenes with Roger that aired today. They were surreal to film.”

“OLTL” Music Director Paul S. Glass tweeted this picture of Alderson in the studio recently recording a single with co-star Barret Helms (Baz). And  check out this funny one of her dog Pooka at the recording session.

And Kassie DePaiva (Blair) commented earlier this month that “I’m glad so many of you caught today’s show!!! Awesome huh? I loved it too… It’s great to have Roger back. We watched in the makeup room.”


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“All My Children” will end its network television run in just five weeks on Friday, September 23, 2011. The soap that houses the biggest name in the history of the daytime drama format, Susan Lucci (Erica Kane), debuted on ABC on January 5, 1970. The entertainment industry is set to pay tribute to the show that left its mark on pop culture with several special installments that fans will not want to miss out on.

People Magazine has spent the summer working on a Special Collector’s issue for fans of “AMC.” The issue is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com for a discounted price. The publication date for the issue is September 27, 2011, which means it should be on newsstands as early as the first week of September. The following is a description of the issue provided by the editors of the popular magazine:

A commemoration of the long-running soap opera that ends in September, 2011 after 41 years. With dozens of pages of brand new, exclusive photographs and interviews, the book visits Pine Valley and all the characters that made the show an American institution. Chock full of favorite moments, story lines, and insights from star Susan Lucci, creator Agnes Nixon and many others, it’s a collector’s book that will satisfy millions of fans.

Cameron Mathison will host a one-hour special on the TV Guide Network honoring “AMC” on Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 PM EST. Mathison has played Ryan Lavery on the ABC daytime drama since December 1997, save a one year break. Mathison posted on his Twitter page that among other past and present “AMC” stars that he has interviewed Kim Delaney (ex-Jenny Gardner) and Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo du Pres) for the special. The handsome actor who will turn 42-years old next week is also a special correspondent for “Extra” and “Good Morning America.” “GMA” which airs every morning on ABC will also be airing a special on “AMC” at an air-date yet to be announced.


Alison Sweeney Touts It Out!

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — I am pretty sure if you are on the internet it pretty much guarantees that you have either Facebook’ed or Tweeted. If you are anything like me then you have probably already done both! Well, if you are like Alison Sweeney, then you are ahead of the rest of us. Sweeney, who portrays Samantha ‘Sami’ Brady on “Days of Our Lives” and also hosts “The Biggest Loser,” has jumped on board with a brand new social network media website called “Tout.”

Tout is a new video social media platform whose mobile app enables iPhone and iPad users to shoot 15-second real-time video messages (or “touts”), which they can simply and instantly share on Twitter, Facebook, via email and/or SMS in one click. The users’ Touts are also automatically posted on Tout.com.

Sweeney, whose profile is now the second most viewed right behind Shaquille O’Neal, is touting on daily and has provided her fans with a behind-the-scenes look into her everyday life. So far she has shared behind-the-scene clips at her shows, daily work-outs and much more.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, August 19, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

After making love for the first time, Marissa tells Bianca she feels great about what happened between them.

JR tells Liza he got the custody hearing moved up so Tad and Dixie can’t testify against him. Liza is not pleased when she realizes JR tried to bribe the judge. Keeping his part of the deal, JR tries to make inroads between Colby and Liza. Liza tells JR his plan to bribe the judge backfired. When Colby realizes JR spiked his coffee she calls him a selfish drunk. JR says he’s giving up booze. Marissa gets a call from Caleb alerting her to the judge deciding to give her full custody of AJ in light of JR’s attempt to bribe the court. Her happiness is tempered by her concern for JR and his continued self-destruction.

Cara and David talk about the past and the present. Cara hides when Tad arrives at ConFusion looking for her. David and Tad exchange barbs. David takes Cara to his room and tells her she can stay there. Griffin is upset when Cara doesn’t answer his call. Cara calls back and tells Griffin that she is still in Pine Valley but needs some time alone. David explains his love-hate relationship with Pine Valley. Cara tells David that she likes him. The two end up sharing a passionate kiss.

Zach and Kendall’s conversation returns at the tale end. The pair discuss the private conversation they just had and we see that Kendall is clearly not happy with what apparently has to be done. Outside the room, a concerned Griffin asks Kendall if everything is alright. Kendall makes up an excuse for the reason she’s unsettled and later when Greenlee expresses her concern. When Griffin goes to check on Zach, he asks Griffin if he’s in love with Kendall. Griffin tells him it’s not relevant because Zach is back and Kendall loves him. Zach declares to Ryan, Greenlee and Kendall that his full allegiance is to David afterall he saved his life and brought him back to his family.

Greenlee confides to Kendall about Leo and Gillian. Ryan asks Greenlee what’s bothering her.

On the Next All My Children

  • Cara pulls away from a kiss with David.
  • Zach announces big news.
  • Tad assures JR that his son loves him.