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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:36 PM ET | By Xavier Toups

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” names their new head-writing team.

Soap Opera Network has learned that David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski are the new Co-Head Writers at “All My Children.”

“AMC” has been without an official Head Writer ever since the firing of Charles Pratt Jr. in November 2009.

There is no word yet on what will happen to Lorraine Broderick, who was brought in as an “Associate Head Writer” to help with the transition. Broderick served as a member of “AMC’s” writing staff from 1979 thru 1991 and was the head scribe at the ABC soap from October 1995 to December 1997.

This will be Kreizman’s third tenure as a Head Writer or Co-Head Writer. He was HW/Co-HW at CBS’s “Guiding Light” from 2004 until the show’s final episode on September 18, 2009. Kreizman had served on the “GL” writing team for about seven years prior to the promotion.  When “GL” ended, Kreizman joined “As The World Turns” as Co-Head Writer. In December of 2009, it was announced that “ATWT” will end in September 2010.

Swajeski will be reunited with Kreizman, whom she worked with at “GL” as his Co-Head Writer from 2003 to 2008. Swajeski’s other Head Writing tenure was at “Another World” from 1988 to 1992. She’s been writing scripts for “The Bold and The Beautiful” before joining “AMC.”

Both won a Daytime Emmy (Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team) in 2007 and a Writers Guild Award (Daytime Serials) in 2004.

Stay tuned to SON as more information becomes available.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “AMC” now also airs online at ABC.com which can be accessed 24/7.


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    OLTL Recap: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:18 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY “Family is Everything”…

    Danielle refuses to accept that Todd is her father. Ross and Téa, however, tell Danielle the entire story of how she was conceived and why Téa kept the truth from her. Ross tries to convince Danielle that she needs to return to Llanview to get to know Todd. Téa and Danielle strike a deal in which Téa won’t rat Ross out to the authorities if Danielle leaves with her.

    Mitch tells Todd he can solve all his problems with Starr, implying he’d eliminate Cole permanently if Todd were to push Jessica in his direction. Realizing just how sick and twisted Mitch really is, Todd sends him packing. Mitch warns Todd he made the wrong decision in not accepting his offer.

    David’s plan to expose Kim’s duplicity backfires when Clint applauds Kim for having his best interests at heart. After giving David the boot, Clint tells Kim he knows what she’s really up to.

    Jessica tries to be nicer to Stacy after Rex tells that Mitch is out to get her baby.

    Langston and Markko wonder if it’s really going to be possible for them share an apartment with Starr, Cole and Hope. Ford accepts Fish, Layla and Cristian’s offer to move in with them.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Rex informs Gigi that he’s moving in with Stacy.
    • Langston and Markko come to a realization.
    • Blair gives Dorian an icy reception.

    “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



    AMC Recap: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Angie takes DNA samples from Marissa and Trevor to see if they inherited the deadly disease David claims he’s suffering from. Amanda and Jake’s fears for Trevor mount when Angie admits the odds aren’t in his favor. Marissa decides not to hide the fact she might have the disease from JR.

    Colby warns Scott not to interfere with her plans for Annie. Emma bonds with Colby immediately but still remains distant with Adam. JR refuses to help Colby sabotage Annie and makes it clear that he’ll never reconcile with Adam. Scott catches a glimpse of a scantily clad Annie doing a sexy dance for Adam before walking away. Colby and Liza are alerted when they hear a scream coming from the parlor.

    Liza arranges for Damon to get a job with a housepainter to help him and Bailey financially for Stuart’s sake. Bailey’s grateful to Liza, who admits she misses her and Stuart.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Adam’s days could be numbered.
    • Madison catches Ryan and Erica locked in a kiss.
    • Greenlee debates contacting Ryan.

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



    GH Recap: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Johnny reveals to Dominic he knows Dominic’s an undercover cop but won’t blow his cover because he wants to see him bust Sonny for Claudia’s murder. After reading the results of Claudia’s autopsy online, Spinelli informs Johnny and Dominic that she died from a blow to the head.

    Lucky continues to struggle with his anger over Nikolas’ admission that he’s in love with Elizabeth. Nikolas asks Elizabeth to give them a chance to have something together and tell Lucky the truth.

    Jason remains unsettled by his “duel” with Franco. Jason tells Sam he has no regrets about choosing to rescue her before Lulu because he loves her.

    Lisa privately takes pleasure in watching Robin and Patrick bicker but her smile fades when they go into each other’s arms for a kiss. Robin leaves for London with Emma to visit Anna.

    Jax makes plans to take the family on a ski vacation.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Johnny and Olivia grow closer.
    • Sonny wants to pin Claudia’s murder on Franco.
    • Michael’s haunted by memories of killing Claudia.

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



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    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 4:19 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” will be whistling Dixie this March.

    On the heels of the fabulous news that Julia Barr is returning to “All My Children” for a three-month story arc, which will begin airing on February 23, as Brooke English, is the equally fabulous news that Cady McClain will also be returning to the ABC sudser in 2010 “for a short run.” ABC Daytime President Brian Frons made the announcement that the actress and “AMC” had “just made a deal” during the ABC panel at the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Tuesday, January 12. The only storyline detail that has been revealed so far is that Dixie, McClain’s character, will share story with her true love Tad Martin, played by Michael E. Knight.

    Two-time Daytime Emmy-award winner McClain started her daytime career on “AMC” in 1988 as Dixie Cooney, kin of the Cortlandts, she remained with the soap until 1996. The actress returned to the show in 1998 and then left again in 2002. McClain then moved on to CBS’s “As the World Turns” as Rosanna Cabot, where she has enjoyed several long-term and short-term stints – and where she earned an Emmy win for her work. The last time McClain appeared on “All My Children” was in May 2008 for a short stint as ghost Dixie. In early 2007, the character of Dixie was killed off by poisoned peanut-butter pancakes. In current storyline, Dixie’s son, JR (Jacob Young), is battling cancer, while ex-husband Tad is romancing Liza Colby (Jamie Luner), again.

    SOAPnet reports that Dixie will return to Pine Valley in early March. Will Dixie be a ghost or will she return in the flesh (after all the formerly deceased Jesse Hubbard’s (Darnell Williams) organs were donated yet he’s alive and kicking in Pine Valley today)? Stay tuned.

    Update (01/19/10): The length of McClain’s return has been made public, and in this case there is emphasis on the short in short-term story arc. McClain tells Soap Opera Digest that they “only asked me back for a week.”

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “AMC” now also airs online at ABC.com which can be accessed 24/7.


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      Llanview Casting Gossip: January 12 Edition

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      Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:26 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A shrink returns, a dayplayer reveals her next airdate, a background character is named, and an extra leaks info. on his upcoming scenes, all in this edition of Llanview Casting Gossip.

      The “One Life to Live” comings and goings continue into the month of February with some minor returns and updates.

      Sean J. Cullen reprises the role of Dr. Levin on Wednesday, January 27th. The doc. previously counseled Jessica Brennan following her most recent bout with DID. This go around Marty confesses to her colleague her fear that John and Natalie will rekindle their relationship. Cullen first joined “OLTL” in 2008.

      Erinn Holmes, who periodically appears at Llanview Hospital as a Nurse, states on her website that her next airdate as a medical caregiver will be on Tuesday, February 16th. Hmmm…wonder who gets sick this time?

      Lorna Price‘s upcoming dayplayer cop character now has a name. Look for Price to appear on as Sergeant Lehrman on Friday, January 29th and Monday, February 1st.

      And Christopher Stadulis notes on his website that he will return on Jan. 29th & Feb. 1st as well and that fans will “See me as a Llanview Police Officer [Guard], who guards the entrance to the courtroom.” Stadulis also reveals that “This will be my third time working on the show.” He booked the role on December 3rd.

      “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.


      OLTL Recap: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

      Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 12, 2010.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY “From Bobby Socks to Stockings”…

      Todd adamantly refuses to allow Starr to move in with Cole but Blair convinces him they have no choice but to let her go or risk alienating her altogether. Starr says and emotional goodbye to her parents as she and Hope leave with Cole. Markko asks Langston to move in with him. Starr, Cole, Markko and Langston are surprised by their new living arrangement.

      Téa’s shocked to find Ross with Danielle. Ross is devastated to learn that Danielle tried to kill Todd. Staggered over the fact Danielle almost killed her own father, Ross reveals the truth and tells her she’s Todd’s daughter.

      Nora threatens to sell Asa’s mansion when Clint tries to sue her for millions of dollars in damages in their divorce settlement. Kim convinces Clint to back down and drop his suit against Nora in exchange for keeping the mansion. David confronts Kim.

      Matthew misses Danielle.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Danielle refuses to face reality.
      • David’s attempt to expose Kim to Clint backfires.
      • Jessica is nice to Stacy.

      “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



      Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 12, 2010.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      Jake’s not pleased to catch Amanda on the phone with David but soon lets his anger pass as she gives a heartfelt explanation of why she called. Amanda begins researching the disease David claims to be dying of and fears Trevor could be suffering from it as well after discovering it could be hereditary. Angie and Jake try to ease Amanda’s fears, saying they’ll run a DNA test on Trevor to learn more. While eavesdropping on David and Greenlee, Gayle figures out that David isn’t Trevor’s father.

      Randi and Frankie find Madison looking for Erica at Fusion and learn she needs a job. Against her better judgment, Randi suggests that Madison could take an entry level job working with her at Fusion. Randi can barely hide her bitterness when Erica hires Madison to be her personal assistant, a position that’s above Randi’s.

      Erica and Ryan wake up in each other’s arms but are soon forced to face the world. Ryan decides to help Erica run Fusion. Madison walks in as Ryan and Erica are sharing a kiss.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Amanda agrees to have a DNA test run on Trevor.
      • Colby’s out to get Annie.
      • Annie tells Scott nothing will ever happen between them.

      “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



      GH Recap: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

      Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 12, 2010.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      Sonny warns Michael that Claudia’s body may have been recovered. Jason knows Franco isn’t through with him yet. Sonny tears into Jason for letting Franco get under his skin. Sonny tells Jason and Carly they all need to work together to protect Michael. Ronnie confesses to Dominic that he and Franco had once been friends.

      Michael’s temper flares when Kristina makes disparaging remarks about Sonny.

      Lucky confronts Nikolas about being in love with Elizabeth.

      Lulu has trouble dealing with her emotions in the aftermath of her near death experience. Carly attempts to help Lulu but Dominic is the one who gets through to her.

      Patrick jumps to Lisa’s defense when Steve reprimands her and ends up clashing with Robin.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Jason remains unsettled by thoughts of Franco.
      • Johnny wants Sonny to pay for Claudia’s murder.
      • Lucky struggles with the anger he feels towards Nikolas.

      “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



      OLTL Teasers: Week of January 11 Edition

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      Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 2:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of January 11, 2010.

      ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

      • Monday: “Mitch Ado About Something” — Mitch reminds Dorian that he is the one calling the shots.  Dorian gets an idea after hearing Charlie say that he could kill Mitch.  Natalie makes a confession — again.  Lowell is forced to drop the charges against John, thanks to Nora.  Cole asks Starr to move in with him.
      • Tuesday: “From Bobby Socks to Stockings” – Todd refuses to allow Starr to be Cole’s new roommate, however Blair tries to reason with him.  Markko asks Langston to live with him. Téa is shocked to find Ross talking to Danielle.  Nora threatens Clint by vowing to sell Asa’s mansion.  Kim talks some sense into Clint.
      • Wednesday: “Family is Everything” — David has words with Kim about his Uncle Clint.  However, Clint sings Kim’s praises.  Mitch offers to kill Cole if Todd will push Jessica in his direction.  Todd realizes just how nutty Mitch really is.  Danielle is told the truth about her conception when she refuses to believe that Todd is really her father.
      • Thursday: “Movin’ on Up” — Gigi is afraid Mitch will target Shane.  Schuyler confronts Stacy after learning she paid Mitch a visit.  Kyle overhears some juicy gossip.  Markko and Langston realize their new living arrangement with Starr, Cole, and Hope isn’t working out as well as they’d hoped.  David hatches another get rich quick scheme.
      • Friday: “Laurence of Suburbia”– Viki is worried about Charlie’s mental state.  John realizes that Mitch has been threatening Dorian’s family, and urges her to break the hold he has over her.  Fish tells Kyle that he has a second job.  Schuyler and Stacy pray that Kyle will keep their secret.  Mitch continues to torment Viki, Charlie, Jessica, and Natalie.

      “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.