OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 10 Edition

Friday, August 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Llanview reality

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Rex and Gigi have it out over her kiss with Schuyler. On Friday, August 14, Kim, Stacy’s stripper friend from Vegas arrives in Llanview, to tell what she needs to do to hold onto Rex. Rachel has mixed feelings with regards to Greg. Dr. Vivian Wright, Greg’s co-worker and occasional date, picks up on the pair’s chemistry on Thursday, August 13. Jessica tells Marty that she thinks she sees dead people, and later makes a discovery in the bushes. Jared and Natalie receive an unmarked DVD containing video of Nash’s fall through the skylight that resulted in his death. Markko is strapped for cash. John thinks Mayor Lowell is up to no good. The Llanview Hospital board meets to discuss the possibility of Marty being reinstated. While Viki is favor of the idea, Mayor Lowell is very vocal in his opposition to the move. In the end, Dorian casts the deciding vote in Marty’s favor on Wednesday, August 12. Cristian won’t leave the apartment so Fish and Layla can spend a romantic evening together, until he tells her the truth. However, after calling his parents, Fish gets intimate with Layla on Thursday, August 13. Later, Cristian isn’t sure what to think after learning of Fish and Layla’s night of passion. And John tells Marty that she can have as much time as she needs before she is ready to take their relationship to the next level again.

The Inside Story: Prepare to Meet Your Match
The judge decides there is enough cause for Matthew’s case to proceed. Téa faces off against the Buchanan’s new hotshot lawyer, Elijah Clarke, who claims to know her big secret on Monday, August 10. Viki leaves Todd with her thoughts of his relationship with Téa. Blair insists to Dorian that, while she is through with Todd, she doesn’t want Téa to have him. Hell bent on airing her rival’s dirty laundary, Blair enlists Rex to do her leg work on Tuesday, August 11. Téa is furious to learn that Todd has hired Elijah to help him regain custody of his kids. Later, she pulls a mysterious briefcase out of her closet. Rachel won’t testify on Matthew’s behalf, however Greg is more willing to do so, much to her dismay. By Friday, August 14, Rex shares the results of his findings with Blair, stating that it appears Téa vanished into thin air between the island rescue and her return to Llanview late last fall. Armed with the new information, Blair instructs Rex to locate Ross Rayburn. And Elijah continues to taunt Téa, admitting that her relationship with Todd could suffer if the truth were to come out.

A Closer Look: Hosed
Still nursing her hangover, Dorian is taken aback to find David on her doorstep. When flattery gets him nowhere, David resorts to telling Dorian the true nature of his visit on Tuesday, August 11. However, Dorian in none to pleased when David pitches his idea of turning the lives of the Cramer women into a new reality show. Dorian sends David and his camera crew scrambling for cover when she attacks them with a garden hose. After learning of David’s latest stunt, Langston suggests that Markko would be great as the cameraman for David’s new show on Wednesday, August 12. Rejected by Dorian, David pays a visit to Viki, hoping she will have a better reaction to his proposal. Much to his dismay, however, Viki says no to allowing Llanfair to be the sitting of a reality show on Thursday, August 13. Meanwhile, Jessica incorrectly believes that David’s producer Ford is her stalker. At the same time, Brody uncovers proof that the mystery man really exists.

One Life to Live News and Headlines

OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 17, 2009

  • David channels his inner Buchanan and attempts to worm his way into his newfound family’s good graces. (SOAPnet)
  • Marty is surprised to learn she has been appointed Todd’s therapist. (Soap Opera Weekly)

Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 10 Edition



Friday, August 7, 2009 6:52 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

Kevin Schmidt
Photo: Howard Wise/JPI

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” star Kevin Schmidt (Noah Newman) has booked the lead role in the Cartoon Network pilot “Unnatural History.”

“History” tells the story of Henry Griffin (Schmidt), a teenager who has acquired exceptional skills during his travels around the world with his anthropologist parents. He faces his greatest challenge when he returns to the United States to attend High School. Rounding out the cast will be Jordan Gavaris (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and Italia Ricci (“Greek”). According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gavaris will play Jasper, Henry’s cousin, and Ricci will play Maggie, a classmate of Henry’s. Production will begin later this month in Toronto. The script was penned by Mike Werb (“The Mask”). Warner Horizon TV will produce the project.

At this time it is unclear if Schmidt will depart “Y&R” if the show receives a series order from Cartoon Network. Most recently the actor appeared in the Disney Channel original movie “Princess Protection Program” along-side tween superstar Selena Gomez.


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    Friday, August 7, 2009 6:34 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

    Lara Spencer
    Photo: Craig Barritt/JPI

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The Insider‘s Lara Spencer and Entertainment Tonight‘s Kevin Frazier will host The CW’s presentation of “Live from the Red Carpet” Daytime Emmy Award’s Pre-Show. The show will air live on Sunday, August 30 from 7:00-8:00 PM ET from the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, CA.


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      GL: The Final Cast Shot

      Friday, August 7, 2009 6:19 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

      Guiding Light
      Photo: John Paschal/JPI

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While “Guiding Light’s” last episode doesn’t air until Friday, September 18, 2009, Soap Opera Network has your last look at the cast as a group before the final curtain call.

      “Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.


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        ‘One Life’ Casting Updates

        Friday, August 7, 2009 8:05 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — An update to some “One Life to Live” casting information recently posted on Soap Opera Network.

        ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting that the role of Ross Rayburn, who was last seen stranded on a deserted island with Todd Manning and Téa Delgado in 2002, is recurring. According to a source, Michael Lowry (ex-Jake, “All My Children”) was originally brought on to “OLTL” for a limited three month run. However, it is hinted that he remain on canvas for an extended period of time. His first airdate is Friday, August 28th.

        Matt Walton, who’s character Elijah Clarke debuts Friday, August 7th and will cause problems for Téa, is also on recurring status with the show (not contract status as was earlier speculated). A spokesperson for “OLTL” tells ABC SID to look for Elijah to remain in Llanview for forseeable future given that the character has “no end date.”

        Rumors continue to swirl that “One Life to Live” is looking to cast a young lady that could be the secret love child of Todd and Téa. Perhaps this relates to the recently released audition script for the role of “Dakota.” However, casting the role as a teenager makes little sense, given that the soap has announced repeatedly since Lozano’s return to the canvas last December, that it had only been six years since she and Todd last made love, back on that deserted isle.

        Upcoming airdates for Patrick Allen Cole’s recurring character Jeff the Rodi’s Manager have been revised. Fans can now expect to see him on Friday, August 21st and again on Monday, September 28th.

        Look for Chris Kies to portray a ‘Movie Man,’ according to IMDb.com, in some upcoming episodes involving David Vickers Buchanan and his reality show.  Wonder if his character’s name will be Ford, and will be David’s show’s producer? 

        Tuc Watkins tells Soap Opera Digest that “he’s going back and forth from ‘OLTL’ and ‘Desperate Houswives’ and so far it’s working out so hopefully he can continue to do that. He says he hopes that he can go to one of John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) poker games while he’s New York City because whenever Lavioisier has them, it’s on a night he’s not available. He says he still wants to see his $4,000 poker table but hasn’t had the privilege yet.”

        Nicholas Rodriguez’s upcoming short-term character’s name has officially been changed form ‘Griffin’ to ‘Nick’ by “OLTL.” Reportedly, actors Agim Kaba and Nicholas Galbraith were rumored to have auditioned for the role. Rodriguez will first air as Nick on Friday, August 14th. Look for Kyle to use him in an attempt to make Fish jealous.

        Kristen Alderson tweets that both she and co-star Brandon Buddy will be among the presenters representing “OLTL” at the Daytime Emmy Awards on August 30th.

        And Robin Strasser has posted the following message on her hotline, after announcing that she had just signed a new contract with “OLTL” following a month of tense negotations. “Yes. A contract is going to be coming over. I took what they offered. You know I can fight. I don’t lack the feistiness or resentment or energy or jet fuel, but I have not the inclination, not a bit. Because I’m doing a certain kind of very positive inner work and I can use that energy for other things and I choose to go toward love.”  To read more of what Strasser had to say, along with a comment by “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini on the show’s move to “All My Children’s” soon-to-be-vacated studios and the transition to HD, click here

        Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater, “AMC”), husband of “OLTL” star Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke) tells Carolyn Hinsey that “They’ve given us one week to decide. I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I’m not the kind of dad who wants to be 3,000 miles away from my kids. And it’s not exactly the best time to sell real estate. I think the move shows that ABC has a lot of belief in ‘AMC’ and wants to keep it going.” Perhaps a return to Llanview as Patrick Thornhart may be in his future then.

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


        Discussion: ‘One Life’ Casting Updates



        Friday, August 7, 2009 3:26 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

        Rebecca Budig, Eden Riegel
        Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — We have it on good authority that you can expect to see Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe) and Eden Riegel (ex-Bianca Montgomery) back on “All My Children” when the show moves to the West Coast in the new year. After all, the commute to New York was the only reason the two departed the soap earlier this year. Did we forget to mention? Greenlee isn’t dead!

        Riegel recently Tweeted her happiness about the move the day the news broke:

        Amazing news! AMC moving to LA!!! Can’t wait! http://bit.ly/iXYmV But, I am concerned this means makeup/hair/wardrobe depts will change. :(

        - Eden Riegel

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


        Discussion: Rebecca Budig and Eden Riegel Return?


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          Friday, August 7, 2009 3:16 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live’s” popular husband and wife duo team up to star in an infomercial for TimeLife’s the “Power of Love” ultimate CD collection.

          In a message posted Wednesday afternoon on her Twitter page, Kassie DePaiva revealed that she and her husband were in the process of shooting a new infomercial for TimeLife. The eight CD compilation, called the “Power of Love,” is set to be released sometime in October, and will feature classic love songs from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

          Kassie DePaiva has portrayed Blair Cramer on “One Life to Live” since 1993, when she replaced Asian-American actress Mia Korf. Prior to her stint in Llanview, she Chelsea Reardon on “Guiding Light” from 1986-1991.

          James DePaiva played Max Holden on “OLTL” from 1987-1990 and again from 1991-2003. He returned briefly in August of 2007, for the soap’s 10,000th episode. In addition, he has also directed episodes of “One Life to Live” and “As the World Turns.”

          Married since 1996, the DePaiva’s have one son, James Quentin (JQ) DePaiva, who was born hearing impaired and had implants before his first birthday. In 2007, JQ appeared in an episode of “All My Children” as a guest on Erica Kane’s talk show, in hopes it would convince her daughter Kendall to comes to terms with her son Spike’s hearing loss. James DePaiva also has a daughter from a previous marriage.

          Founded in 1961 as the book division of Time Inc., TimeLife is among the world’s largest distributors of books, CDs, DVDs, and various other multimedia products. In 2003 the company was purchased by Direct Holdings US Corp. TimeLife takes it name from Time Inc.’s two most popular magazines Time and Life. For more information about TimeLife, click here.

          The “Power of Love” TimeLife infomercial featuring the DePaivas will air beginning in October on television stations around the country. Check your local listings for the time and channel in your area.

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


          Discussion: James & Kassie DePaiva Promote the ‘Power of Love’



          Thursday, August 6, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 6, 2009.

          IT HAPPENED TODAY…

          Zach gives an impassioned plea for leniency at Kendall’s sentencing hearing. Scott also makes a statement at the hearing, invoking Stuart’s memory as he tells the judge his father wasn’t a vindictive man. At Annie’s urging, Adam asks the judge to go easy on Kendall. Marian lays into Kendall and wants her to pay dearly for killing Stuart. The judge prepares to deliver Kendall’s sentence. Ryan gives a distraught Erica a shoulder to lean on.

          Colby is stunned to learn of Adam’s plan to marry Annie. JR challenges Annie to admit she’s just using Adam and kisses her.

          Angie notices Randi’s quick defense of Jesse after Natalia states she thinks Jesse is involved in a cover up of some sort. Angie admits to Frankie she believes Jesse is hiding something. Madison approaches Randi at the hospital, which Angie sees.

          On the Next All My Children…

          • Kendall learns her fate.
          • Marissa is the unintended victim of Marian’s quest for revenge.
          • Annie knows what JR’s really up to.

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



          OLTL Recap: Thursday, August 6, 2009

          Thursday, August 6, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 6, 2009.

          IT HAPPENED TODAY…

          “A Kiss is Just a Kiss”

          Rex and Gigi’s relationship remains strained due to Stacy’s pregnancy. Realizing the baby is the only chance she has to hold onto Rex, Stacy decides not to tell him she suffered a miscarriage. Rex tells Stacy he’d never turn his back on their child but makes it clear that he’s in love with Gigi. Schuyler acts on his feelings for Gigi.

          Asher and his boss, Serge, surprise Cole in his apartment. Serge seems to accept Cole’s cover story but secretly plants a listening device in the apartment. John reveals to fellow cop Mannetti that he also planted a bug outside Cole’s apartment. Cole answers the phone to Starr, unaware of the bug Serge planted.

          Layla defends Fish when Cristian wonders if he’s gay. At the diner, Kyle urges Fish to be honest with himself. Cristian sees Kyle kissing Fish.

          Viki’s thrown for a loop when Charlie suggests expanding their family.

          On the Next One Life to Live…

          • John saves Cole’s neck.
          • Matthew’s court case is about to get underway.
          • Téa receives ammunition against Bo and Nora.

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



          GH Recap: Thursday, August 6, 2009

          Thursday, August 6, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 6, 2009.

          IT HAPPENED TODAY…

          Spinelli decides he needs to ask Mac for Maxie’s hand in marriage.

          Robin remains determined to prove that Andrea Floyd killed Brianna and clear Alexis’ name.

          Jax enlists Morgan and Max’s help in trying to get Carly to remain stress free.

          Jerry stays one step ahead of Sam down in Mexico. Michael and Kristina find themselves in jeopardy. Molly tells Morgan she overheard Alexis saying that Kristina was really the person who caused Claudia’s accident.

          On the Next General Hospital…

          • Dominic is hiding a major secret.
          • Sam’s in for a surprise when she finds Michael and Kristina.
          • Spinelli finally has his say with Mac.

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