Wednesday, July 8, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 8, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Kendall and Ryan spy on Adam from the tunnel as he tells Annie he remembers seeing her shoot Stuart as part of Kendall’s plan to get her to confess. Although slightly shaky at first, Annie maintains her innocence and is hurt that Adam doesn’t trust her. Adam takes his fury out on Kendall and Ryan, angry at himself for having tested Annie that way. Annie removes her ankle monitor planning to flee but has a change of heart. Adam is relieved to find that Annie didn’t run away when he goes to her room to seek her forgiveness for having doubted her. Adam kisses Annie after assuring her that he’s in her corner.

Madison tells Zach that he and Kendall don’t have to worry about North anymore but says nothing more. Jesse knows Randi was acting in self-defense when she believes she was the one who killed North. Randi panics at the thought of being sent to prison, fearing a jury would never believe her. Randi reveals to Jesse that she’s pregnant. Jesse takes action to cover up the crime, going so far as pushing North’s car over a cliff with his corpse strapped inside. Zach suspects that something’s amiss when he arrives at North’s hotel room.

Marissa inadvertently tells Scott that JR kissed her. Scott puts work aside and takes Marissa to the casino but leaves when JR arrives. After explaining how he feels, JR asks Marissa out on a date.

On the Next All My Children…

  • David asks Krystal for another chance.
  • Frankie senses something is troubling Randi.
  • David picks up on Liza’s unease about her baby.

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



Wednesday, July 8, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 8, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Patrick tells Spinelli about pitch correction software that can improve his singing voice. Spinelli utilizes the device and does indeed end up sounding much better.

Andrea plants stalker-like emails on Alexis’ computer, which make it seem as though Alexis is obsessed with Mayor Floyd. Kristina becomes even more upset after finding the emails Andrea planted as she believes Alexis really is obsessed with the Mayor and has been lying to her. After asking Alexis to meet her at the Metro Court, Andrea creates a scene to make her look bad in front of Patrick and Robin.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Ethan puts demands on Rebecca.
  • Things aren’t looking good for Spinelli.
  • Patrick grows supicious of Alexis.

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



Tuesday, July 7, 2009 7:05 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 7, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Pre-emption

“General Hospital” did not air today on the full ABC network due to coverage of Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service.

Today’s scheduled “GH” episode will air on Wednesday; the “GH” episode that had been scheduled for Wednesday will air on Thursday and so forth. No episodes of the soap will be missed. SOAPnet will most likely re-air the Monday, July 6 “GH” episode for their encore presentation this evening and tomorrow morning.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Sonny has a closer tie to his enemy than he could ever imagine.
  • Carly and Sonny reach an agreement about Michael.
  • Kristina believes the worst about Alexis.

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



Tuesday, July 7, 2009 6:45 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 7, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Pre-emption

“All My Children” did not air today on the full ABC network due to coverage of Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service.

Today’s scheduled “AMC” episode will air on Wednesday; the “AMC” episode that had been scheduled for Wednesday will air on Thursday and so forth. No episodes of the soap will be missed. SOAPnet will most likely re-air the Monday, July 6 “AMC” episode for their encore presentation this evening and tomorrow morning.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Adam tests Annie.
  • Jesse goes to great lengths to protect Randi.
  • JR tries to make amends with Marissa.

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



OLTL Recap: Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 7, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Pre-emption

“One Life to Live” did not air today on ABC due to coverage of Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service. 

Today’s scheduled episode, entitled “Can This Marriage Be Saved?” will air tomorrow, with tomorrow’s episode on Thursday and so forth.  No episodes will be missed.  SOAPnet is also expected to air a repeat episode tonight as well. 

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Viki gives Clint some insightful pearls of wisdom.
  • Rex shares his plan to take down Stacy with Gigi.
  • Cole learns that he’s not going to prison.

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



Monday, July 6, 2009 10:51 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

Michael Jackson (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The celebration of Michael Jackson’s life and death will interrupt programming on several broadcast and cable networks on Tuesday, July 7 as friends, family and fans pay their respects to the pop icon whose death on Thursday, June 25, shocked the world and has launched an investigation into how he died. The memorial service of Michael Jackson will begin at 1:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM PT, 11:00 AM MT, and 12:00 PM CT.

On Monday, ABC, CBS and NBC confirmed that they have altered their daytime lineups in order to pay tribute to the legendary entertainer.

CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” will not be airing in its regularly scheduled timeslot. The soap, along with “The Bold and the Beautiful” will instead air earlier than usual. ABC’s “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” are pre-empted along with CBS’ “As The World Turns” and NBC’s “Days of our Lives.” CBS’ “Guiding Light” will also move up just a bit and will be joined in progress after the 90-minute special goes off the air and news coverage concludes on CBS. At this time it remains unclear as to whether ABC’s “General Hospital” will air or be pre-empted.

The soaps experiencing pre-emptions on Tuesday will air their previously scheduled Tuesday episode on Wednesday, July 8, which means the shows will be behind by a day for several weeks as the soaps on average film a month in advance of airdate.

ABC News’ Charles Gibson will anchor “Remembering Michael Jackson” from New York and will be joined by “Nightline” anchor Martin Bashir. “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts, “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden and Senior Law and Justice Correspondent Jim Avila will report from the Staples Center. Brian Rooney, Lisa Fletcher, Mike von Fremd and Ryan Owens will also contribute to the special coverage.

CNN, MSNBC, FOX News Channel and HLN will have wall-to-wall coverage of the memorial service.

The following is the official CBS schedule for Tuesday, July 7:

Eastern Stations
11:00am-12:00n THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
12:00n-12:30pm Local News
12:30-1:00pm THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL
1:00-2:30pm Michael Jackson Memorial
Following News Coverage GUIDING LIGHT will be joined in progress
Preempted AS THE WORLD TURNS
3:00-4:00pm THE PRICE IS RIGHT

Central Stations
10:00-11:00am THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
11:00-11:30am THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL
11:30am-12:00n Local Programming
12:00n-1:30pm Michael Jackson Memorial
Following News Coverage GUIDING LIGHT will be joined in progress
Preempted AS THE WORLD TURNS
2:00-3:00pm THE PRICE IS RIGHT

Mountain Stations
9:00-10:00am THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
10:00-10:30am THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL
10:30-11:00am Local Programming
11:00am-12:30pm Michael Jackson Memorial
Following News Coverage GUIDING LIGHT will be joined in progress
Preempted AS THE WORLD TURNS
1:00-2:00pm THE PRICE IS RIGHT

West Coast Stations
10:00-11:30am Michael Jackson Memorial
Following News Coverage GUIDING LIGHT will be joined in progress
12:00n-12:30pm Local News
12:30-1:00pm THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL
1:00-2:00pm THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
Preempted AS THE WORLD TURNS
2:00-3:00pm THE PRICE IS RIGHT


Discussion: Michael Jackson Memorial Service Schedule


  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • All My Children
  • One Life to Live
  • AMC
  • The Young and the Restless
  • Days of our Lives
  • OLTL
  • General Hospital
  • Y&R
  • As The World Turns
  • ATWT
  • B&B
  • GH
  • Guiding Light
  • DAYS
  • GL
  • Michael Jackson
  • Soaps
  • Soap Operas
  • Charles Gibson
  • Katie Couric
  • Brian Williams

    Monday, July 6, 2009 7:05 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

    Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we entered the 2nd half of 2009 last week and we gear up for a new television season in September on the broadcast networks, you’d think no network would be thinking ahead of the pack and setting its sights on what’s ahead in 2010. You’d be wrong.

    SOAPnet, the new way to watch soaps, is moving in a new direction according to sources within the network. SOAPnet is making it known that they plan to break out as a full-fledged ad-supported cable network next year with its recently introduced programming. The network is said to be emphasing less daytime soap and more original “soapy” dramas.

    “SOAPnet is moving in a new direction with original programming that tells stories from an insider’s point of view – featuring strong, aspirational and relatable women,” the network says in promotions geared towards potential advertisers.

    New Look. New Attitude. New Style. New Shows.

    Now available in 71.4 million homes according to Nielsen Universe Estimates for June ’09, the cable network has green lit a series of original scripted programs and reality shows in lights of its new identity as the “home of character-driven soapy drama.” These shows include the recently introduced “Being Erica,” a Canadian import, which has turned out to be one of SOAPnet’s highest rated original series after bringing in over half-a-million new viewers to the network during its inaugural first season. The series about 32-year-old Erica Strange (Erin Karpluk), who can go back in time to relive a past regret each week, returns for a second season with twelve all-new episodes in early 2010. The network is also ready to launch “Holidate,” which was originally ordered as a one-off reality special. “Holidate,” which follows two women, per episode, who are looking for love with no luck, who switch places and try their hat in each others cities, will now be featured as a ten episode series set to debut on Wednesday, July 29 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. SOAPnet is currently running the hit reality series “Southern Belles: Louisville” Thursday’s at 10:00 PM. The season finale is set to air Thursday, July 23.

    In addition to “Holidate” and “Belles,” SOAPnet will premiere new reality series “Bank of Mom and Dad” on Wednesday, September 30 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. “Bank” is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name, which follows women in their 20′s and 30′s who have to face their Mom’s and Dad’s moving in with them for one week in order to help their daughter’s get their personal and financial lives back on track. CNBC and MSNBC financial expert Farnoosh Torabi will guide viewers into the lives of these women during the10-episode run of the series from BBC WorldWide Productions. Reportedly the network is working on a new docu-drama going by the name of “Mommie Dearest,” but no details have come to light about the project. Ironically, last year SOAPnet acquired the movie rights to the film “Mommie Dearest” starring Meryl Streep, though it is unclear if the reality series is a take-off of the horror movie.

    Recently, the network launched its 6th incarnation of its SOAPnet.com web portal since the networks launch in January 2000. The site houses news, sneak peeks, streaming video and promos, daily recaps, message boards, games and information on its national tour sponsorship “Soap Nation.”

    Original Scripted Dramas

    In addition to “Being Erica,” SOAPnet is also working on two new original scripted dramas – “Julia’s Tango” and “Santa Monica.”

    “Julia’s Tango,” a one hour scripted drama series, follows Julia, a woman who takes an impromptu trip to her hometown of Buenos Aires and finds there has been something missing in her life all this time. The series is produced by SOAPnet in conjunction with Endemol. “Santa Monica,” a one hour scripted dramedy, is about four twenty-something best friends who live together in Santa Monica, California and try to reach life’s ambitions and aspirations.

    New Acquired Series. More Movies.

    The former CW/WB hit series “Gilmore Girls” starring Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham joins SOAPnet’s re-run heavy lineup of teen oriented dramas, which includes FOX’s “The O.C.” and “Beverly Hills, 90210,” and The CW/WB’s “One Tree Hill.” During its seven season run on TV, “Gilmore Girls” consistently ranked as one of television’s highest rated series in numerous female demographics, including Women 18-34 and Women 18-49. In addition to “Gilmore Girls,” SOAPnet has acquired the movie rights to numerous Hollywood films as part of its “Sunday Night Movie” franchise including the Bledel starrer “Tuck Everlasting.” The 2002 film also starred Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky Spencer, “General Hospital”). “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” starring Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg (Co-Host, “The View”), and the films “Brokedown Palace,” “The Truth About Cats & Dogs,” “The Object of My Affection,” “Illegally Yours,” “Loverboy,” and “Uptown Girls” were also recently acquired.

    More Days. Less Hospital.

    After signing a deal in 2003 to exclusive same-day airing rights to NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” which began on the network in March 2004, SOAPnet has extended its original five-year deal with Sony Pictures Television, producers of the soap for an unspecified duration. The new deal includes digital streaming rights of the soap.

    While “DAYS’” future on the cabler seems secure for now, the same can not be said for ABC’s “General Hospital.” Soap Opera Network has learned that the network’s reliability on debuting its shows in the 10:00 PM ET/PT timeslot Monday-Friday, which routinely displaces the soap, is being eyed as a potential launching pad for a block of programming set to debut next year. It is understood that the soap might be pushed back an hour to 11:00 PM, which would then push “DAYS” to 12 midnight. The idea behind the timeslot switcheroo stems from success stories from other cable networks finding audiences available at the later hour. Should “GH” be moved, it will be the first time an ABC soap has permanently lost its timeslot since helping launch the network in January 2000.

    A spokesperson for SOAPnet was not readily available for comment on our story as the offices of ABC Daytime and SOAPnet remained closed Monday in honor of the long Independence Day weekend.


    Discussion: SOAPnet Ready to Break Out


    • Days of our Lives
    • SOAPnet
    • General Hospital
    • Beverly Hills
    • 90210
    • Jonathan Jackson
    • The O.C.
    • Gilmore Girls
    • One Tree Hill
    • Erin Karpluk
    • Alexis Bledel
    • Lauren Graham
    • Whoopi Goldberg
    • Angela Bassett
    • Farnoosh Torabi
    • Being Erica
    • Holidate
    • Southern Belles: Louisville
    • Bank of Mom and Dad
    • Julia’s Tango
    • Santa Monica
    • How Stella Got Her Groove Back
    • Brokedown Palace
    • The Truth About Cats & Dogs
    • The Object of My Affection
    • Illegally Yours
    • Loverboy
    • Uptown Girls

      OLTL Recap: Monday, July 6, 2009

      Monday, July 6, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


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

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      “Or 4ever hold your peace”

      Blair is infuriated by Téa’s presence when she arrives for Starr’s wedding after having been invited by Todd. Cole eases Starr’s doubts, assuring her they are nothing like her parents. Neither Todd nor Blair want Starr to get married but have no choice but to go along with it once the Justice of the Peace arrives.

      Meanwhile, John pleads his case to Judge Runyon, who finally agrees to let him use Cole to try and bust the drug ring in Llanview. John interrupts Starr and Cole’s wedding just as they’re about to be pronounced husband and wife.

      Rex tells Gigi he hasn’t been able to find the bag of donor blood that could save Shane and get them out from under Stacy’s thumb. Rex avoids Stacy’s attempts to get him into bed. Schuyler decides not to tell Gigi that Stacy told him she and Rex slept together, at least for the time being.

      Natalie apologizes to Jessica for having misjudged Brody. Bo encourages Brody to apply to the Police Academy.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Viki gives Clint some insightful pearls of wisdom.
      • Rex shares his plan to take down Stacy with Gigi.
      • Cole learns that he’s not going to prison.

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



      Monday, July 6, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


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

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      Annie stops short of choking the life out of Erica. Erica seethes when Adam takes Annie’s side over hers. JR tries to convince Adam that Annie probably killed Stuart but he staunchly defends her. Kendall turns to Ryan for help with her plan but hides when Erica arrives. Kendall goes to see Adam, saying she has a plan to prove Annie’s guilt. Kendall hides in the tunnel as Adam tells a panicky Annie that he remembers exactly what happened the night Stuart was shot.

      North becomes violent as he forces himself on Randi, who smashes a bookend into his head to defend herself. Randi runs from the room, leaving North crumpled on the floor. North thinks Madison will help him when she arrives in the room but she has something else in mind. Realizing her earring fell off in the room, a shaky Randi returns there and fears she killed North when she finds him dead. Jesse walks in to see Randi kneeling beside North’s dead body.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Adam tests Annie.
      • Jesse goes to great lengths to protect Randi.
      • JR tries to make amends with Marissa.

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



      Monday, July 6, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


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

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      Dominic asks Kristina to help him get into Sonny’s house so he can learn more about his organization. Sonny orders Jason and Johnny to eliminate the Zacchara gunman who menaced Carly and the boys. Johnny leads Jason to a Zacchara hideout in the woods and they kill the two gunmen who are there but Dominic has already left. Dominic grabs Olivia.

      Carly surprises Michael when she doesn’t throw a fit about him having taken Morgan for a drive. Sonny tells Michael he’s forbidden to drive until he gets his license and is thrown for a loop when Carly presents Michael with a temporary permit.

      Andrea eavesdrops on Robin as she tells Patrick that she’s come to believe that Andrea is the person who killed Brianna. After coming up with a plan, Andrea sneaks into Alexis’ house but is unaware that Kristina is still home.

      Spinelli overhears Maxie asking Patrick to get Coleman to abandon Karaoke Night so that Spinelli won’t embarrass himself with his horrible singing voice.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Sonny has a closer tie to his enemy than he could ever imagine.
      • Carly and Sonny reach an agreement about Michael.
      • Kristina believes the worst about Alexis.

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