Monday, February 8, 2010 8:47 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

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( — On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, Emmy Award Winning Daytime Drama “General Hospital” will celebrate its 12,000th show on the ABC Television Network.

Debuting on April 1, 1963, “General Hospital” has tackled numerous social issue storylines including breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, sexual assault and heart disease. The series has launched the careers of some of today’s hottest stars including Demi Moore, Ricky Martin, Rick Springfield, Vanessa Marcil, and John Stamos. Numerous others have guest-starred including Elizabeth Taylor, who appeared during Luke and Laura’s (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) Wedding in 1980. That appearance helped the soap garner the highest ratings for a daytime drama series ever with an audience of 30 million viewers. The event is considered to be one of the most memorable moments in television history. Film star James Franco (“Milk,” “Pineapple Express” and “Freaks and Geeks”) recently appeared in a multi-episode story arc on the series. He portrayed the role of Franco – a serial killer.

“In any climate, it is amazing that we have the opportunity to celebrate such a momentous occasion,” says Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps. “This milestone honors the strength of the daytime drama and looks to the future that ‘General Hospital’ will continue to air many, many more episodes.”

According to ABC Daytime, storyline’s that will occur during the celebratory event includes the fallout from Sonny Corinthos learning that Dante, an undercover cop, is his son, Elizabeth figuring out who the father is of her unborn child and Dante and Lulu’s relationship coming to a cross road.

Did You Know? “General Hospital” is the longest running dramatic serial currently in production on the West Coast.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Jill Farren Phelps serves as Executive Producer. Mary O’Leary, Mercer Barrows and Michelle Henry are producers. Robert Guza Jr. is the Head Writer. “General Hospital” can also be seen online on the day after airing on ABC and SOAPnet.

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    OLTL Recap: Monday, February 8, 2010

    Monday, February 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, February 8, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY “Fire and Ice and Brimstone”…

    Mitch explains to a docile Jessica that they will create a child together. Mitch drugs Jessica when she struggles against him and prepares to carry out his twisted plan.

    In her weakened state after the explosion, Natalie hallucinates that John is Jared. John goes along with a delusional Natalie to give her the will to live. In her delirium, Natalie asks John to kiss her and he complies thinking it’s what she needs to stay strong. Rex just misses spotting Stacy, who has fallen unconscious in the deep snow. Schuyler’s desperate to make his way to Gigi but is rendered unconscious by a falling branch.

    Dorian tries to defend her actions when Mel appears before her. Mel’s words get through to Dorian, who sets out to stop Charlie before he becomes a murderer.

    Clint, Viki and Marty try not to fear the worst when Fish alerts them to fact he found the wreckage of John, Natalie and Brody’s car.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Gigi finds Stacy.
    • Brody saves Jessica.
    • Roxy confronts Kim.

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

    Monday, February 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, February 8, 2010.


    Jack surprises Erica when he appears on her doorstep unexpectedly. Erica’s relieved at first when she comes to believe Jack’s visit is in response to the attack on Fusion but he quickly lets her know he’s concerned about her relationship with Ryan.

    David taunts Ryan, leading him to believe that the attack on Fusion was directed at Ryan himself. A hidden Greenlee listens as Ryan tells David that he’s come to accept Greenlee’s death and has moved on. Greenlee’s a mix of emotions as she thinks about Ryan.

    Tad, Amanda and Liza are concerned about Jake’s vendetta against David and the lengths to which he’ll go to get revenge. David stuns Tad, Liza, Jake and Amanda when he announces he’s getting married on Valentine’s Day and invites them all to the wedding.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Erica takes advantage of Opal’s psychic powers.
    • Erica decides to break things off with Ryan.
    • Ryan’s surprised by Erica’s change of heart.

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

    GH Recap: Monday, February 8, 2010

    Monday, February 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, February 8, 2010.


    Dante makes it clear to Sonny that he lied to protect him because of Michael, Morgan and Kristina, not because he feels for Sonny as a father. Sonny insists he and Dante can forge a relationship but Dante wants nothing to do with him. Dante admits to Lulu he’s conflicted about his feelings for Sonny. An ominous looking Jason arrives to confront Dante. Olivia takes her anger out on Sonny. Carly finds a remorseful Sonny in the hospital chapel.

    Johnny points out to Olivia that his life could be in jeopardy given the fact he knew the truth about Dante and chose not to tell Sonny or Jason.

    Lucky coldly rejects Elizabeth when she tries to reach out to him while he continues to drink at Jake’s. Johnny pushes a volatile Lucky too far.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Jason warns Sonny that Dante could still destroy him.
    • Ronnie accuses Olivia of choosing Sonny over Dante.
    • Lucky gains new insight into Luke.

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

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    Monday, February 8, 2010 5:37 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Find out what’s in store as “All My Children” ushers February out and March in. 

    Nurse Gayle returns to “All My Children” on Tuesday, February 23. Late last month, Anna Koonin took a flight out to Los Angeles to reprise the role she began playing on the soap in February of 2009. Look for a spurned Gayle to cause some problems for her boss Dr. David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry). The actress will return for approximately two weeks this time around. “AMC” and Koonin may bring Gayle back for more appearances in the future.

    Speaking of problems for Dr. Hayward, Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) is finally moving out of a mess of hotel rooms and into a home of her own – which she’ll initially be using for some dirty business involving her ex-boyfriend. Ms. Kane’s new penthouse set debuts on Thursday, February 18.

    Tate Berney has been cast as Little Adam. Soap Opera Network can reveal to its readers that the information that reported earlier this month is indeed true, Little Adam’s name will be changed to the more school-yard friendly name of AJ. Berney debuts as Little Adam on Tuesday, February 16. Look for Adam Chandler III, who is nearing his sixth birthday, to advocate for his name change approximately a week later. is also reporting that young actress Emily Lind may be taking over the role of Emma Lavery. Emma was previously played by Lucy Merriam. All of “AMC’s” children actors had to be recast due to the move of production from New York to Los Angeles. We’ll keep you updated as news develops on the casting of the soaps younger generation.

    As previously reported, Julia Barr returns to “AMC” as Brooke English on Tuesday, February 23. Watch for Brooke’s return to throw the current Mrs. Chandler (Melissa Claire Egan) for a loop both professionally and personally. Brooke will interact with many of the faces from her past that we would all expect her to and of course tangle with some of Pine Valley’s newer faces, such as Annie. Barr is back for a three month stint.

    Cady McClain reprises the role of Dixie Cooney for approximately a week beginning on Wednesday, March 3. Look for Dixie and her very ill son, JR (Jacob Young), to share some emotional scenes.

    It appears that Bill D. Dawes has taken over the role of Val on “AMC.” Dawes takes over the role from Michael Malone, who played the quirky role of Erica’s favorite assistant on the ABC soap for many, many years. That was Gary Weeks who took over the role of Dr. Clayton last week. Timothy Adams, of “Sunset Beach” and “One Life to Live” fame, played the recurring role of Greenlee’s (Rebecca Budig) doctor in January.

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

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      OLTL Teasers: Week of February 8 Edition

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      Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of February 8, 2010.

      ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

      • Monday: “Fire and Ice and Brimstone” — Mitch informs Jessica that they will make a child together.  Jessica struggles in vain only to be subdued by her father.  Natalie mistakenly believes that John is Jared in her semi-conscience state.  Stacy collapses in the snow.  Dorian has visions of Mel.  Clint, Viki, and Marty hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
      • Tuesday: “Shiver Deep, Mountain High” – Kim again threatens to jeopardize Kyle’s medical career.  Roxy gets all up in Kim’s face.  Rex helps Schuyler, but then confronts him.  Fish saves Brody from Nurse Charles’ clutches when he finds Jessica.  Gigi gets Stacy back to the cabin.  Natalie and John each recall the past.
      • Wednesday: “Shocked! Shocked!” — Armed with a gun, Charlie goes after Mitch.  Dorian arrives at the last minute.  Mitch taunts Brody.  Schuyler works to convince Rex that he is the father of Stacy’s baby.  Greg goes to Rachel with his discovery.  Gigi helps Stacy give birth.
      • Thursday: “Sierra Rose” — Rex assaults Schuyler.  Gigi and Stacy name her infant daughter.  Something appears wrong with the baby.  Dorian’s sudden arrival leads Charlie to accidentally shoot the wrong person.  Fish prevents Rex from killing Schuyler.
      • Friday: “On Thin Ice”– Mitch has a new threat for Dorian.  Gigi finds herself in grave danger while trying to get help for the baby.  Jessica is in critical condition.  The tension builds between John and Natalie.  Marty does not like what she sees.  Kelly and Adriana catch up in Paris.

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

      OLTL Quick Peeks: Week of February 8 Edition

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      Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of February 8, 2010.

      ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick Peeks

      • Monday: (Episode #10617) — Jessica tries in vain to fend off Mitch; Natalie sees dead people. (Rated: TV14)
      • Tuesday: (Episode #10618) — Roxy blasts Kim; Rex confronts Schuyler. (Rated: TV14)
      • Wednesday: (Episode #10619) — Charlie goes after Mitch with a gun; Brody is horrifed to discover what has happened to Jessica. (Rated: TV14)
      • Thursday: (Episode #10620) — Rex attacks Schuyler; Gigi helps Stacy give birth. (Rated: TV14)
      • Friday: (Episode #10621) — Mitch has a new threat for Dorian; Gigi finds herself on thin ice. (Rated: TV14)

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

      More Life to Live: February 5 Edition

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      Saturday, February 6, 2010 2:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

      ( — A look at what you didn’t see the past few weeks on “One Life to Live.”


      Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer) previews the latest edition of “More Life to Live” deleted scenes which features Bo and Nora discussing Matthew and Danielle’s budding friendship; Rachel and Gigi talking about Schuyler and what may be weighing on his mind; Schuyler forcing Stacy to name him as her baby’s legal guardian instead of Kim; and Téa trying to rassure Todd that Jessica will be fine and that his private investigators will contact him as soon as they find out anything about his niece. 

      You can view the scenes here, courtesy of

      Next Week on One Life to Live…

      • Dorian has a change of heart.
      • Charlie accidentally shoots the wrong person.
      • Natalie dreams she is kissing Jared.
      • Kelly and Adriana reunite in Paris.
      • Mitch comes up with his most perverted plan yet.
      • Gigi helps Stacy deliver her baby.
      • Rex and Schuyler duke it out.

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

      OLTL Casting: Upcoming Noteworthy Appearances

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      Friday, February 5, 2010 11:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      ( — Meghann Fahy is already turning boys’ heads when she debuts as Cole’s hot and perky classmate Hannah on Thursday, February 25 on ABC’s “One Life to Live.”

      Soap Opera Network has learned that the preppy cheerleader will try to cause a rift between Starr and Cole. And, if first impressions mean anything, look for Starr to be bitten by the green-eyed monster known as jealousy upon meeting her beau’s new school chum.

      The day before, on Wednesday, February 24, Shaun Evans’ parents Phylicia (Tonye Patano) and Richard (Frankie Faison) continue to give his ex-girlfriend Rachel the cold shoulder, all the while fawning over his date for the evening, Dr. Vivian Wright (Kearra Giovanni). Also on that date, Snoop Dogg puts on a concert at Capricorn and reconnects with his old pal Bo Buchanan.

      On Friday, February 26, Robert Krimmer returns as Andrew Carpenter, when the good reverend travels to La Boulaie to deliver some upsetting news to his former mother-in-law Dorian and the rest of the Cramer clan.

      And on Thursday, March 4, Kevin’s (Dan Gauthier) actions take Kelly completely by surprise as the elder Buchanan son returns to Llanview.

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

      OLTL Recap: Friday, February 5, 2010

      Friday, February 5, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, February 5, 2010.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY “Sorry, Wrong Baby”…

      Enraged she’s not pregnant with the “chosen one,” Mitch casts Stacy out into the blizzard. Mitch forms his most heinous plan yet in his desperation to give the world the next Messiah. Charlie and Dorian find shelter at Viki’s cabin and are surprised to find Gigi there.

      Rex and Fish come upon Schuyler and Dorian’s wrecked cars. Schuyler’s in dire straits as he soldiers through the snowstorm. Fearing he was in an accident, Gigi leaves the cabin to look for Schuyler as Charlie sets out to get to Jessica. Kyle tells Roxy that Rex isn’t the father of Stacy’s baby. Rex makes a curious discovery as he goes through Schuyler’s backpack.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Jessica fights Mitch.
      • Stacy goes into labor for real.
      • Natalie mistakenly believes she is kissing Jared.

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