(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group (pictured right wearing sun glasses), went into the ABC Upfront on Tuesday, May 17 knowing he was the most hated man in television today. Frons inherited the title from former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and all it took was a bunch of protesting fans to get the message across as they booed the executive while he walked across the street from Lincoln Center to an ABC After party at the Atlantic Grill restaurant. So how does the man that canceled a collective 83-years of daytime drama respond to angry...
On Tuesday, May 17, fans of ABC's recently canceled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" protested outside of the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City as the ABC Television Network presented its 2011-2012 broadcast television schedule to its owned & operated stations, affiliates, advertising partners, and the dozens of press outlets gobbling up everything said during the networks upfront presentation. Joining protesting fans were Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara Ryan, "As The World Turns"), Mimi Torchin (founding Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Weekly), and "One Life to Live's" Ilene Kristen (Roxy Balsom). Also making their presence known was the Broadcast Television Union NABET CWA Local 16.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" issues a new casting call for a character who appears to have risen from the dead. The newest audition script is for the role of "Irene." The scene opens with Mr. Baker (played by Jonathan Earl Peck, who debuted last Friday, in scenes opposite Roger Howarth) visiting a visibly upset Mrs. Irene Williams at her office. Baker tries to explain what happened, saying the situation had gotten seriously out of control. Irene laments that she should have sent someone else to do the job, and that all the years they have spent covering up...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — She may have only appeared in two episodes of the long-running ABC soap, and she may not be a household name for many soap fans, but 22-year-old actress Katrina Bowden topped a recent Esquire online reader's poll, to gain the magazine's top honor last month, garnering more than two millions votes. Bowden, who has played Liz Lemon's (Tina Fey) assistant Cerie on "30 Rock" since 2006, originated the role of bad girl Britney Jennings on "One Life to Live" on September 26th of the same year. However, she would only appear in one other episode...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Here's a glimpse at tomorrow's Pine Valley drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Wednesday's episode of "All My Children," courtesy of ABC.com. Greenlee remains with Ryan at the hospital. Kendall continues to work to win over Ricky's trust. And Griffin searches for evidence on Ricky's computer.All My ChildrenSneak Peek
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Here's a glimpse at tomorrow's Llanview drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Wednesday's episode of "One Life to Live," courtesy of ABC.com. Marty frantically searches for the tape of her therapy session. Matthew and Destiny share another kiss. And John and Bo discuss Marty's disappearance.One Life to LiveSneak Peek
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Here's a glimpse at tomorrow's Port Charles drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Wednesday's episode of "General Hospital," courtesy of ABC.com. Robin and Patrick share a moment at the hospital. Lisa continues to plot her revenge. And Michael pays Jason a visit.General HospitalSneak Peek

on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 6:10 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Tuesday, May 17, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... After seeing Jesse and Brot talking in the park, Liza tells Angie she thinks Jesse’s up to something since she’s seen him in a few suspicious situations. She’s telling Angie not because she wants to take Jesse down but because she’s hoping Angie can pull him from the edge before its too late. Angie questions Jesse on why he told Brot he owes him. Jesse covers but Angie picks up on his tension. The tension between Ricky and Bianca continues. When the family is all together Ricky...

on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 6:05 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Tuesday, May 17, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Todd insists to Téa and to Blair that he didn't see Tomas in the window. Téa thinks Todd was originally lying but Todd swears that wasn't the case. Téa goes to tell Tomas, and Blair is furious. Meanwhile Calmar visits Tomas who tells him he came to an understanding with Todd. Téa arrives and Tomas asks her to help sort out Todd’s recantation. Calmar warns Tomas that his fate is still entwined with Todd's. Aubrey and Rama try to keep Wes out of trouble while Cutter...

on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 6:00 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Tuesday, May 17, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Carly threatens Jax with a dirty battle over Josslyn’s custody. Brenda and Sonny continue to clash. Brenda confronts Suzanne about her treachery. Lisa continues to lay groundwork for her next attack on Patrick and Robin via Kristina, as the couple moves to heal through marriage counseling. Elizabeth completely devolves when she discovers Cameron has opened the front door. Lucky and Siobhan prepare for an immigration interrogation over their marriage. On the Next General Hospital...Ethan discovers that Kristina has been taking an addictive drug, courtesy of Lisa. Lucky almost succumbs to his...

on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 4:32 PM
"One Life to Live" goes behind-the-scenes to ask some of Llanview's leading residents their thoughts on one of the town's most infamous characters -- Todd Manning, only to learn that "he's a bit misunderstood." But will they spill on just who is really playing Todd -- Trevor St. John or Roger Howarth? You'll have to watch to find out!
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we previously reported, Barret Helms, who played Precious' dream boyfriend in the Oscar-nominated movie "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," has joined the cast of "One Life to Live" in the contract role of Baz. Now, in an update to our initial report, we can tell you that Helms is expected to make his "One Life" debut on Monday, June 20. Look for his character to have "a unique connection to one of Llanview's more recently-arrived residents." While it is rumored that Baz will be related to James Ford's (Nic Robuck's) ex-girlfriend Deanna Forbes (Nafessa...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Tony Award winning Broadway star Rhonda LaChanze Sapp has been cast in a newly created role on the recently cancelled ABC soap. According to ABC Soaps in Depth, the 49-year-old Sapp, or LaChanze as she is better known, has been cast in the recurring role of Yvette, a woman who shares "a surprising connection to someone in Llanview." The actress is best known for her portrayal of Celie in the stage production of "The Color Purple," where she appeared opposite former "One Life" star Renee Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline). LaChanze has also appeared in a number of other stage productions,...
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