Friday, July 24, 2009 2:23 PM PT | By Errol Lewis

Tyler Christopher ( — Spencer Cassadine is changing faces for the fifth time in three years when newcomer Davin Ransom takes over the role beginning next month on ABC’s “General Hospital.”

Ransom, who is rumored to be portraying the role of a Young Tony Stark in the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster “Iron Man,” first airs on Thursday, August 13. Earlier this year the actor appeared in an episode of the defunct ABC comedy “In the Motherhood.” The series starred Megan Mullally, Cheryl Hines and Jessica St. Clair.

Spencer Cassadine is the son of Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher, pictured) and Courtney Matthews (Alicia Leigh Willis). The child was conceived during an affair the two had while Courtney was married to Jasper ‘Jax’ Jacks (Ingo Rademacher) and Nikolas was involved with Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston). Courtney died while giving birth to Spencer in February 2006. Rami Yousef was the last actor to portray Spencer.

At this time it is unclear what role the character will play in future storyline’s involving his father Nikolas, but according to Tyler Christopher at his event during the “GH” Fan Club Weekend, the character of Spencer will remain true to his age, which would lead one to believe that the show might be ready to show Nikolas’ softer side.

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

Discussion: Nikolas Cassadine Gets a New Heir

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    Friday, July 24, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Shots in the dark.


    The Hubbard’s are rocked by Randi’s loss on Monday, July 27. Angie knows Jesse is hiding something from her. Taylor’s biological clock begins to tick. David comes to an exhausted Liza’s rescue; the smooth doctor easily soothes Stuart after convincing Liza that he’s not going to eat her child on Tuesday, July 28. On Wednesday, July 29, Jake tries to explain to Amanda that she’s leaving David a trail by spending all her time at Taylor’s condo. Tad and Taylor end up in a kiss on Thursday, July 30. Amanda urges Taylor to go for it with Tad. Krystal tells Tad that although she is irked by his relationship with Taylor she just wants him to be happy on Friday, July 31.

    The Inside Story: Taking the Fall
    A cunning Annie plays Adam like a fiddle after he turns down her marriage proposal. Annie is confident she’s well on her way to becoming the next Mrs. Adam Chandler. Zach decides to take matters into his own hands when Kendall refuses to drop the assertion that she killed Stuart. Slater arrives at the Chandler mansion on Monday, July 27, where he manages to lure Annie out to the terrace right before he fires a shot in Adam’s direction. Annie is left with a smoking gun as Zach slips away unseen. Scott believes Annie’s claim that she was set up, but Adam isn’t so sure. Annie is arrested on Tuesday, July 28. Jesse and Zach make a tacit agreement to keep each other’s secrets. Kendall tells Erica she’s sure she killed Stuart and repressed the memory. Kendall realizes what Zach’s done. Zach tries to make Kendall see that the ends justify the means and the guilty party is getting just what she deserves. Back at the hospital, after an interesting chat with A.D.A Willis, Emma confronts a stressed Adam with the claim that they both know that it wasn’t her mother who killed Stuart. Zach grows frustrated with Kendall who’s unable to placate her guilt. Ryan confronts Zach with his suspicions after visiting Annie. Kendall tells Ryan that she is the one who killed Stuart. Marissa questions Annie who points the finger at Zach. Liza explains to a conflicted Marissa that Annie’s guilt or innocence is of no relevance to the job they’ve been hired to do. JR and Scott clash over Annie. Annie insists that Jesse is in cahoots with Zach to crucify her. Jesse shuts Natalia down when she attempts to point out the many discrepancies in the case against Annie on Wednesday, July 29. The judge refuses to dismiss Kendall’s case but agrees to a postponement. Erica demands that Kendall drop the idea of confessing to Stuart’s murder on Thursday, July 30. Jackson issues Zach a warning after agreeing to take Annie’s case. Annie makes a heartfelt declaration to Adam. Adam tells Ryan that he’s sure Annie is telling the truth about the shooting. Ryan doesn’t know if he can go through with letting Annie take the fall for Stuart’s murder. Erica insists to Ryan that they’re doing the right thing and reminds Ryan of Annie’s past crimes. Annie turns to Aidan for help to smoke Zach out; the P.I. instead decides to provide Zach with an alibi for the night Adam was shot at. Kendall goes to see Annie. Natalia shares her theory with Adam and Scott on Friday, July 31. Adam forces Jesse to release Annie. Annie’s triumphant return to the mansion leaves Little Adam and a bristling JR out in the cold again. Jesse tells Zach and Ryan that he has to take Kendall into custody immediately. Kendall surrenders to Jesse.

    All My Children News and Headlines:


    • Krystal comes perilously close to discovering Tad, Taylor, Jake and Amanda’s secret. (Soap Opera Digest)
    • Zach and Ryan orchestrate Kendall’s escape, but Mrs. Slater isn’t the most willing of participants. (Soaps in Depth)
    • All of Annie’s dreams begin to fall into place with Adam’s marriage proposal. (TV Guide Listings)
    • Emotions run high at Kendall’s sentencing hearing – which ends in gunfire! (Soap Opera Weekly)

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

    Friday, July 24, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Mission Impossible.


    On Tuesday, July 28, Johnny learns that Olivia has known about his sister’s role in Michael’s shooting for months. Edward keeps Nikolas away from Rebecca. Rebecca rebuffs Ethan. Nikolas arrives at the police station after Edward and Rebecca are arrested due to Michael’s shenanigans on Wednesday, July 29. Lulu suggests that Maxie just be honest with Spinelli about her feelings. On Thursday, July 30, Lulu and Maxie work together to derail Spinelli’s plan to ask Mac for Maxie’s hand in marriage. Carly observes the sparks between Sonny and Olivia. Ethan and Lucky realize they have something in common on Friday, July 31 – their desire to keep Dominic away from their sister.

    The Inside Story: Runaway Train
    A grief-stricken Claudia vows revenge on the driver responsible for the crash that killed her child. Sam tries to get Alexis to see what’s right in front of her. Alexis is taken aback when she realizes Sam thinks Kristina may have caused Claudia’s accident. Jason enlists Robin’s help with Mac. Jason takes Michael back to the Quartermaine’s after Mac agrees to release him on bail. Jax’s efforts to keep Carly calm go out the window when she turns on the news and learns that Michael has been arrested. Carly is sure Michael is innocent, but an angry Sonny is of the opposite opinion on Monday, July 27. Michael breaks down. Sonny instantly regrets his harsh words to Michael. Michael decides he has to run away to protect his family. Carly accuses Alexis of causing Claudia’s accident and framing Michael. Claudia wants Michael to pay but decides to play along when Carly insists Michael is innocent on Tuesday, July 28. Jason and Sam are more convinced than ever that Kristina is the true culprit. Sam faces Alexis’ wrath with her claim about Kristina. Jason and Sam realize Michael and Kristina have gone on the lamb together after Morgan shows Jason the e-mail he received. Alexis blames Michael for Kristina’s troubles and tells Mac to issue an APB on him. An angry Alexis tells Jax and Carly the latest developments on Wednesday, July 29. Sam and Jason hit a road block while following Kristina and Michael’s trail. Kristina is haunted by the fact that she may have caused Claudia accident but stops short of confiding in Michael. Jax tries to appease Carly by arranging for Mac to inspect Alexis’ car. Sonny and Carly agree that they’re both to blame for what’s happened to Michael. Alexis makes a shocking confession on Thursday, July 30. Claudia contacts an old associate with ominous plans for Michael in mind. Jax is wary of Alexis’ confession. Jax and Carly realize what’s really going on. Alexis confides in Diane. Jason and Sam find Michael’s car but see no other sign of Michael and Kristina on Friday, July 31. Unfortunately for the kids, Jerry is closing in on them.

    General Hospital News and Headlines:


    • Sonny explains to Claudia that he’s honestly confused about what he feels for her. (Soap Opera Digest)
    • Dominic is furious to learn his mother has been hooking up with Johnny. (Soaps in Depth)
    • Olivia learns Dominic’s true agenda during a heated argument. (Soaps in Depth)

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

    OLTL PreVUE: Week of July 27 Edition

    Friday, July 24, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — It ain’t easy bein’ in love.


    Téa gives Todd back the key to La Boulaie, and makes it clear that she wants no part of his mind games with Blair. In an attempt to prove to her that he has changed, Todd asks Téa to be his date for Viki and Charlie’s wedding on Wednesday, July 29. Marty remains concerned for her son’s safety as she helps Cole move into the apartment John rented for their under cover work. Cole sets up a meeting with Asher. Marty is ready to continue her relationship with John. Cole is able to convince Asher that he is interested in dealing drugs on Thursday, July 30. Téa’s impressed by Todd’s gentleman-like actions. And miserable and alone, Dorian and Blair try to forgot their pain by getting drunk on Friday, July 31.

    The Inside Story: And Baby Makes Three
    Stacy relishes in tormenting her sister, while Bo advises Rex to tell Gigi the truth before it is too late. Discovering that Stacy is alone with Gigi, Rex rushes back to his loft, just in time to hear Stacy’s big announcement on Monday, July 27. Thinking her sister has finally snapped, Gigi refuses to believe that Stacy is indeed pregnant until Rex confesses that he slept with her. Heartbroken, Gigi storms off, bumping into Schuyler along the way. Meanwhile, Stacy continues to clutch her daydream that she and Rex can still be together on Tuesday, July 28. Rex finds himself unable to get over the fact that Gigi felt she had to lie to him all those months, and unleashes his rage upon her. However, Gigi becomes rather submissive and takes full responsibility for everything that has happened. On Wednesday, July 29, Rex and Gigi promise to never let anything come between them again. After taking a blood test to confirm to Rex, Gigi, and Schuyler that she is with child, Stacy demands that Rex take care of what is his.

    A Closer Look: Wedding Bell Blues
    Rex quizzes Bo on his feelings for Nora. With the family gathered at the Buchanan Lodge for Viki/Charlie and Bo/Nora’s impending nuptials, Renee asks Madame Delphina to contact Asa’s spirit on Monday, July 27. As she attempts to do so however, Delphina receives some rather disturbing vibes. Following a chain of strange events, the clan wonders if the celebration is cursed. As Jessica remembers Nash, and realizes how lucky she is to have found Brody, someone is lurking in the shadows outside the lodge. Nora becomes overwhelmed while discussing Matthew with Bo, and they are soon drawn into a kiss, which Matthew observes. Jessica, spooked, thinks she see Nash walking the grounds on Tuesday, July 28. Viki and Clint experience a tender moment when they discover an unopened gift Asa meant to give them the first time they were wed. By Wednesday, July 29, Matthew threatens to inform Clint of his parent’s impulsive kiss if they do not agree to his surgery. Calling him on his bluff, Bo challenges him to make good on his threat. Rachel is floored when her mother confides in her that she kissed Bo, and asks Nora if she is still in love with him on Thursday, July 30. Bo is hot under the collar as Clint prepares for the wedding, and decides to get an outsider’s opinion. Jessica panics when Bree claims her new toy was given to her by her ‘Daddy.’ Going into protective mode, Brody soothes Jessica, and assures her that there must be a logical explanation for what has happened. However, Jessica soon spots the mysterious man again on Thursday, July 30. Nora admits to Rachel that she has mixed feelings about Bo, and can’t cancel her wedding to Clint when Bo has yet to make his feelings clear. At the same time, Bo visits Lindsay in Stateville, seeking advice on what he should do on Friday, July 31. Upon leaving, Bo remains confused, however, Lindsay hopes he finds the happiness she feels he deserves. Brody becomes alarmed when Jessica is adamant that she saw Nash yet again.

    One Life to Live News and Headlines



    OLTL Teasers: Week of July 27 Edition

    Friday, July 24, 2009 1:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of July 27, 2009.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

    • Monday: “Ghost of a Chance” — Renee seeks Madame Delphina’s assistance in contacting Asa’s spirit.  Someone is walking the grounds outside the Buchanan Lodge.
    • Tuesday: “Baby Daddy” – Stacy announces to Rex and Gigi that she is pregnant.  Rex makes a confession to Gigi. 
    • Wednesday: “In the Family Way” — Matthew gets leverage over his parents, and attempts to blackmail them.  Rex unleashes his rage on Gigi, who claims responsibility for what has happened.   
    • Thursday: “Elephant in the Room” — Bo pays Lindsay a visit in Statesville, seeking her advice.  Rachel can’t believe what Nora is telling her. 
    • Friday: “Wedding Bo Blues”– Todd flaunts to Blair the fact that Téa is his date to his sister’s wedding.  Lindsay hopes Bo finds true happiness. 

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

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 10:37 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — With “One Life to Live’s” much anticipated gay storyline about to take flight, the soap casts the parents of one of the characters involved, but with a suprising twist.

    Soap Opera Digest broke the news earlier this evening that “OLTL” has cast the recurring roles of Barbara and George, the mother and father of Officer Oliver Fish (Scott Evans), who shares a past relationship with Kyle Lewis (Brett Claywell).

    While George Fish will be potrayed by actor J. Tucker Smith (“Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” “Cupid”), “One Life to Live” decided to look a little closer to home when casting Fish’s mother Barbara. Despite releasing an audition script more than a month ago for the role, and auditioning several actresses, “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini ultimately chose to give the role to Scott Evans’ own mother, Lisa Evans.

    The younger Evans reveals to SOD that, “She came to the set a couple of weeks ago, and I wanted to show her around and she met Frank. My mother is very personable and I’d mentioned to Frank that she was a dancer growing up and we’ve done plays together. When I was a little kid I’d say, ‘Mom, come do this play with me,’ and she’d say, ‘Ok.’ It was easier for her, instead of just driving me to rehearsal, she could be in the show.”

    “She runs a children’s theater, and Frank was like, ‘Would she want to do it?’ She didn’t audition or anything. He put his trust in me, I guess. It’s incredible! I get to work with my mother. We have some really fun scenes coming up where it’s just us two talking and it’s really just us two talking. When I say, ‘Mom’ it’s definitely not acting, it’s absolutely real,” Evans goes on to say.

    Perhaps now “OLTL” will hire Scott Evans actor brother Chris Evans as Oliver Fish’s brother to make it a true family affair. 

    Look for Lisa Evans and J. Tucker Smith to first air as Barbara and George Fish on Wednesday, September 16th.

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

    Discussion: ‘One Life’ Casts Mama and Papa ‘Fish’

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 23, 2009.


    Annie is shocked when she answers a call presumably from Erica and finds Emma on the other end of the line. With Jesse standing in front of her, Annie abruptly ends the call. Ryan takes the phone when Annie calls back and tries to convince her that they can’t put Emma through the trauma of testifying at a murder trial. After not being able to get a hold of Ryan, Erica calls Zach to let him know Liza’s there questioning Emma. Zach pulls Liza away from Emma but realizes Liza’s right when she says someone other than Ryan needs to talk to her. Zach gently starts to question Emma, who seems about to reveal something important just as Ryan barges in on them.

    Adam accuses Annie of having shot Stuart after having another memory from the attic.

    Randi panics when she receives a bookend identical to the one she clobbered North with in the mail. Jesse tells Randi that Madison is just playing mind games with her and promises to put an end to it. Jesse rushes Randi to the hospital after she doubles over in pain. Frankie shows Brot the disturbing text message he received questioning the paternity of Randi’s baby.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Zach and Liza push Ryan too far.
    • Kendall makes a confession.
    • Jesse confronts Madison for harassing Randi.

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

    OLTL Recap: Thursday, July 23, 2009

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 23, 2009.


    “How to Handle a Woman”

    Starr and Cole wake up blissfully happy in each other’s arms. Listening via the baby monitor, Starr and Cole are speechless to hear Dorian berating Todd for having slept with Blair. Todd insists to Dorian that he wants Téa, not Blair. Dorian offers to give Todd some advice about how he might be able to win Téa back. Meanwhile, Blair goes to see Téa ostensibly to apologize but is really there to gloat about bedding Todd. Téa and Blair get into a major brawl with Blair playing dirty as she delivers the final blow before walking out.

    Bo and Nora are confident that Matthew doesn’t stand a chance with his lawsuit but he takes the wind out of their sails when he informs them Téa will be acting as his lawyer. Nora beseeches Téa to drop Matthew’s case but she refuses to do so unless that’s what Matthew wants.

    Shaun jumps to the wrong conclusion when he finds Rachel in Greg’s hotel room.

    Viki shares some no-nonsense advice with Clint after he confides that he might have torpedoed his wedding to Nora.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Rex is ready to press charges against Stacy.
    • Rex makes a confession to Bo about his tryst with Stacy.
    • Blair seethes with anger.

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

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 23, 2009.


    Johnny becomes upset when Claudia decides to risk brain surgery rather than take the chance of losing her baby. Because of his hand injury, Patrick asks Matt to perform Claudia’s surgery. Johnny threatens to kill Matt if anything happens to Claudia during her surgery.

    Michael becomes more and more certain that he caused Claudia’s accident but Kristina tries to make him see that someone else could be responsible. Morgan tells Jason that Michael is headed to the police station to confess to the accident. Jason arrives at the station just as Michael’s in the middle of confessing.

    Andrea makes things worse for Alexis by accusing her of causing Claudia’s accident because she was emotionally overwrought after their previous confrontation. Kristina overhears Diane asking Alexis if there’s any possible way she could have caused the accident.

    Carly is rushed to the hospital after collapsing. Kelly has alarming news for Jax and Carly.

    Olivia denies Dominic’s accusation that she’s involved with Sonny. Olivia sees Dominic and Sonny together at the hospital.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Jason is determined to help Michael.
    • Sam realizes Kristina could be guilty of causing the car accident.
    • Claudia’s dreams are shattered.

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

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of July 27, 2009.


    • Monday: Annie vows to become the next Mrs. Adam Chandler. Zach promises to prove Kendall’s innocence. Ryan is concerned about Emma.
    • Tuesday: Adam thinks Annie tried to kill him. Zach tells Kendall her nightmare is over. David gets closer to Liza.
    • Wednesday: Annie accuses Zach of setting her up. Adam is troubled by Emma’s comment about Annie. Jake warns Amanda not to do anything to make David suspicious.
    • Thursday: Zach is certain of Kendall’s innocence. Annie finds an unlikely ally in Jack. Erica insists to Ryan they’re doing the right thing.
    • Friday: Zach wonders what Aidan’s up to. Jesse has bad news for Kendall, Zach and Ryan. Tad and Taylor take another step closer.

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