Wednesday, June 24, 2009 3:51 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Sean Kanan is heading to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” as Deacon Sharpe is resurrected on daytime’s number one drama series.

Soap Opera Network has learned that Kanan, last seen as Adam McNeil in the independent movie “Jack Rio” in 2008, is returning to daytime television beginning Friday, July 10 when he brings his character Deacon Sharpe from CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” to Genoa City and “Y&R.” The actor last appeared as Deacon in 2005 on “B&B.”

According to sources, Kanan’s first scenes are with Amelia Heinle, who portrays Victoria Newman on the drama series.

At this time it is unclear if the actor has signed a contract with the soap or if the character is returning as part of the Art Heist storyline that is about to heat up during the summer months.

With Deacon in town, what does this all mean for Amber Moore (Adrienne Frantz)? Deacon and Amber have a history dating back to 2000 on “B&B” while Amber was married to Rick Forrester (then played by Justin Torkildsen). Tune in to find out!

“The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Discussion: Sean Kanan Lands in Genoa City


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  • Adrienne Frantz
  • Amelia Heinle

    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:57 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — When he’s not rubbing elbows with “Desperate Housewives” or enjoying his “One Life to Live,” Tuc Watkins turns to the popular website “Funny or Die” for help releasing his comedic talents.

    Founded in 2007 by Adam McKay and “Saturday Night Live” alum Will Ferrell, “Funny or Die” has become a highly successful comedy video website, with material from a wide-range of Hollywood celebrities.

    “One Life to Live” vet Tuc Watkins (David Vickers) can now be added to the long list of stars, such as Judd Apatow and James Franco, who have posted videos to the website.

    “The Sentimentalist,” pokes fun at the recent wave of oddball primetime detectives such as “Monk” and “The Mentalist.” Watkins’ character has a rather difficult time separating his emotions from his work. Co-staring in the video is Brooke Dillman, of “Blue Collar TV,” “The Wayne Brady Show,” and “Good Morning, Miami” fame. Directed by Jeff Drake, the dialouge was written by Tuc Watkins and Molyneux.

    The hilarous video can be viewed here, but be advised that it does contain some adult language. For those of you who just can’t get enough of the the actor, click here to revisit the classic “Have a Seat” commerical featuring his David Vickers persona. And don’t miss Watkins’ return to Llanview next month, when David bonds with his newfound family, the Buchanans.


    Discussion: Tuc Watkins Shows His ‘Sentimental’ Side


    OLTL Recap: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 23, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    “Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)”

    Natalie rips into Gigi when she asks her and Jared to drop the charges against Kyle. Gigi wishes she could tell Natalie the truth about everything but can only say letting Kyle off the hook would benefit Shane. Natalie refuses to budge, even after Gigi appeals to the friendship they used to share. Schuyler confronts a guilt filled Kyle. After finding Gigi in tears, Schuyler thinks it’s time to tell Natalie the Jared the whole story. Rex urges Shane not to be so hard on Gigi.

    Clint tells Bo and Nora that he found a doctor who thinks he might be able to help Matthew walk again. Meanwhile, Shaun talks to Rachel about his brother Greg, the surgeon who turned his back on their family. Destiny gets fired from her job at the country club after giving Justin and Becca their just desserts.

    Dorian makes some inroads on Langston’s behalf with Markko’s mother, Aurelia. Meanwhile, Moe, Charlie and Shaun give Markko’s father, Ernesto, an earful about Dorian. Aurelia believes Markko should be allowed to see Langston but Ernesto won’t hear of it.

    Cristian denies to Fish that he’s interested in Layla. Fish suggests that Layla apply for a job at the police station.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Gigi is honest with Natalie and Jared. 
    • Jessica humilates Stacy in front of the ballet class she is teaching.
    • Destiny is grateful for her brother Greg’s return.

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



    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 23, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Kendall arranges a meeting with North while Zach spends time playing blackjack with his wife Madison at the casino. Kendall tries to make a deal with North but he remains convinced he’ll easily be able to convict her of Stuart’s murder. Zach hits a nerve with Madison when he talks about her marriage. Kendall also gets under North’s skin but both she and Zach are unsuccessful in getting what they hoped.

    Ryan enrages Annie when he states she’ll never take his daughter away from him. Erica and Ryan conspire against Adam and Annie. Erica has a plan up her sleeve when Adam invites her and a guest to join him and Annie for dinner at the mansion.

    Amanda is suffering the effects of postpartum depression. Tad wishes Liza would change her mind about taking Amanda’s baby. Liza worries that Amanda will recognize her baby after learning she held him after he was born.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Zach thinks he might have uncovered North’s weak spot.
    • Frankie pushes his family away.
    • Annie holds her own against Erica.

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



    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 23, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Michael and Carly head into the woods from opposite directions looking for Morgan. Carly finds Morgan being menaced by the sniper and Michael soon comes upon the scene. After defending themselves, Carly manages to convince Dominic to just take off without harming her or her kids. Claudia defends Johnny to Sonny. A wounded Dominic makes it to Sonny’s, where he tells Claudia that the hit went awry and she has to help him. Sonny assures Michael that everything will work out.

    Johnny and Olivia can’t keep their hands off each other.

    Nikolas eases Rebecca’s fears about living Emily’s life as he assure her that he’s not falling for her just because she looks like Emily.

    Patrick and Robin go over the autopsy report for Brianna Hughes and come to the conclusion that she was murdered. Ric and Andrea, the Mayor’s wife, are up to no good.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Michael wants to follow in his father’s footsteps.
    • Claudia scrambles to cover her tracks.
    • Kristina comes face to face with a killer.

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



    ‘OLTL’ July Casting Report

    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:35 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With summer upon us, here are a few casting tidbits for “One Life to Live.”

    Chris Stack (Michael McBain) appears to be heading back the hallways and operating rooms of Llanview Hospital later since summer, albeit briefly.  The actor only last Wednesday departed “One Life” with co-star and onscreen wife Kathy Brier (Marcie McBain) at his side. However, the actor reveals a bit of juicy storyline gossip with Soap Opera Digest.

    In a recent interview with the soap magazine, Stack reports that he “taped more episodes recently,” and that it “had to do with Shane’s stem-cell transplant and Gigi, Stacy and Rex’s storyline.”  So, while it appears that the good doctor may be briefly returning to help wrap up the plot later this summer, his better half will remain off-camera. 

    Kim Sullivan returns as Judge Runyon on Monday, July 6th when John asks him for a favor regarding Cole.  Doesn’t anyone in Llanview pay for their crimes anymore? 

    Despite the fact that a nasty rumor continues to circulate in certain circles concerning “OLTL” toying with the idea of not returning Erika Slezak‘s contract later this year, there remains no evidence to indicate the 38-year vet. may soon be on her way out of Llanview. 

    Speaking of rumors, some Internet sites are speculating that Paul Satterfield (ex-Spencer Truman) and/or Roscoe Born (ex-Mitch Laurence) may soon be popping up again on “One Life” with regards to the on and off again storyline involving the true identity of Rex Balsom’s biological father.  But, here again, there is no concrete evidence to support either claim.

    Even though all indications point toward Motown crooner Lionel Richie‘s stop in Llanview being a one episode deal, some media outlets seem to be indicating that “he won’t just sing and go.” However, don’t look for Richie to become a “One Life” regular.  Although he may act in a few scenes in addition to singing his hit single “Just Go,” similar to what other recent musical acts on “OLTL” have done.  Richie’s scenes are set to air sometime in July.

    Finally, a “OLTL” spokesperson assures us that there is also no truth to the claim that Florencia Lozano will soon be vacating the role of legal ace Téa Delgado. In fact, the exact opposite appears to be true.  A big, upcoming storyline for Téa is presently in the works. 

    The the more alert “One Life” viewer will recall that, roughly a month ago, the soap released a casting call for a “Justice of the Peace.”  While “OLTL” has yet to reveal the name of the actor portraying the role, we can tell you that he will be interacting in scenes on Monday and Tuesday, July 6th and 7th, as a certain teen couple prepares to tie the knot.  But will they ultimately go through with it?

    While on the subject of audition scripts, the latest (released late last week), involves the character of “Barbara.”  Great — just what this show needs — even more newbies.  Hopefully this will turn out to only be a bit part, although that remains to be seen.  SON will keep you posted.

    Here’s more good news for our “One Life to Live” fans north of the border.  First western Canada’s Sun TV announced plans to pick up the soap this fall.  Now comes word that Joy TV, which serves the Vancouver/Winnipeg areas, will also be adding “OLTL” to their daytime line-up later this year. 

    And Scott Clifton (Schuyler Joplin) spilled last week on his Twitter page that “One Life” is in the process of conducting another photo shoot.  In posts dated June 16th, Clifton reported that “At a location shoot in Brooklyn. Sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty. Really great view. (You won’t see it on TV though),” and that “Okay, so, update on the location shoot: I just learned that this warehouse is where they shot ‘Real World Brooklyn.’ Any fans of that show?”

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


    Discussion: ‘OLTL’ July Casting Report


    OLTL Recap: Monday, June 22, 2009

    Monday, June 22, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, June 22, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    “Prisoners of Love”

    Starr and Cole don’t know what to expect when Todd walks in to witness Cole’s marriage proposal. Todd surprises both Starr and Cole when he doesn’t go ballistic, going so far as agreeing to give his consent for them to get married even after learning about Cole’s arrest and upcoming jail sentence. Todd, however, is privately up to something.

    Meanwhile, Téa and Blair go head to head over Todd, with Blair insisting she doesn’t want him back. Téa is privately disappointed when Todd agrees to move to La Boulaie with Blair and kids.

    Gigi confronts Roxy after Schuyler convinces her that Roxy knows more than she’s saying about Stacy. Roxy keeps her secret but clearly feels guilty about not being able to come clean with Gigi. Rex and Stacy are just seconds away from making love when they’re busted by the Manager at the country club. Bo smoothes things over when Rex and Stacy are brought into the station. Rex admits to Bo that although he would have slept with Stacy, his heart still belongs to Gigi.

    Marty opens up to a sympathetic Viki.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Natalie turns her anger toward Gigi.
    • Schulyer convinces Gigi to come clean to Natalie and Jared.
    • Dorian attempts to make amends to Markko’s parents.

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



    Monday, June 22, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, June 22, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    North makes advances towards Randi as he clearly wants to rekindle their past relationship. Randi pulls away from North but later remembers the feelings they once shared. A nervous Randi goes to see North, telling him she didn’t run away with him when he asked her to years before because she belives she would have been his downfall. North darkens when Randi states she’s happily married and asks him to forget he ever knew her.

    Brot and Taylor address the problems in their relationship. Brot later admits to Frankie that he and Taylor have lost what they once had and doesn’t think they can ever get it back.

    Annie tells Aidan she no longer needs him because she has Adam now. Erica tries to warn Adam away from Annie but he appears to be growing even more smitten by her. Erica vows to Ryan she’ll find a way to stop Annie in her tracks and keep her from getting her hands on Emma. Ryan tears into Liza for defending Annie.

    Marissa is moved when JR talks about his love for Babe.

    Liza tries to make inroads with an angry Colby.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Zach and Kendall put their plan in motion.
    • Erica and Ryan conspire against Adam and Annie.
    • Amanda is overwhelmed by recent events.

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



    Monday, June 22, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, June 22, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Jax is forced to restrain Michael after he comes perilously close to harming Carly. Carly is forced to agree with Jax that Michael can no longer live with them. Michael apologizes to Morgan for his outburst before sneaking out the window.

    Jason and Johnny narrowly escape an ambush by a group of snipers in the woods but manage to kill all but one of them. Sonny and Jason realize things are only going to get worse. Jason warns Jax that Michael might not be safe at Sonny’s. Morgan gets grabbed by the sniper after sneaking out to go to Sonny’s.

    Rebecca suddenly runs off while sharing a romantic evening with Nikolas. Rebecca tells Ethan that she felt overwhelmed while waltzing with Nikolas. Nikolas puts Rebecca’s mind at ease and they make love after returning to Wyndemere.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Carly and Michael search for Morgan.
    • Patrick and Robin set out to solve a murder mystery.
    • Ric is up to no good.

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



    Monday, June 22, 2009 12:38 AM ET | By Venus Stone


    alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Closing in on the truth…

    THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

    Billy and Mac go back in time to how things were between them but she quickly puts on the breaks, on Monday, June 22. Nick and Sharon move forward in choosing their home,Tuesday, June 23 and that same day, something unexpected goes down at Jana’s hearing. Noah decides to take things into his own hands on Thursday, June 25.

    The Inside Story: Keeping Secrets
    After having the body of Phillip III exhumed, Nina is floored to learn from Paul that there was no body at all in the casket; but sand bags that were in its placed. Without the DNA, there is way to believe that Phillip truly died; or that Cane is Jill’s son. A furious Nina demands that Cane take a DNA test to proof who he is. Without hesitation, Cane agrees to take a test to prove who he is and when he tells Lily that he could wind up not being a Chancellor. Lily assures him that she will love him and stand by him no matter what. When Lily leaves Cane alone, he makes a phone call to Langley and tellins him about what is going on but assures him that he’s taking care of it Opening up the freezer he pulled out a box filled with viles of blood marked ‘Langley’

    A Closer Look: To Catch a Con Man
    After finding Estella’s fingerprints on a box of papers that she dropped off some time ago at the Newman mansion. When word gets back to Victor that she was there, he is furious to the point where he calls the police to have her arrested. Nikki hears about the arrest and she is beyond angry at Victor about it; while Adam thinks that he’s in the clear now that Estella’s arrest has helped him from being caught. In the meantime Rafe informs Adam that he can no longer be his lawyer due to his decision to help his aunt. Before he leaves he tells Adam point blank that if he finds out who is doing this to his aunt, they are going to seriously pay. Dr. Taylonr comes to the Newman house to pay a visit to Ashley and continue his claims that Ashley and ‘baby’ are all fine. When he meets up with Adam, Adam demands that he get him a vile of Botox. Dr, Taylor is outraged that he’s even going to extremes to keep gaslighting Ashley. Meanwhile, Victor’s friend, Dr. Donahue pays a visit to check on Adam and learns that he has been injecting his eyes. Dr. Donahue then informs that because of his injections in his eyes, he could definitely lose his sight for real. Unbeknownst to Adam, however, is that Victor begins to think that someone is helping gaslight Ashley; while Rafe is determined to see if Adam is the one that is putting the blame on his aunt.

    What To Watch

    • Kevin and Daniel put their heads together
    • Victor shows Mary Jane just who he ‘truly’ is
    • Phyllis can’t seem to stay out of jail

    The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

    • “The Young and the Restless” has crowned Charlene Lee and Willie Williams from Bronx, New York as the winners of the show’s “Wedding of a Lifetime” contest. The couple, who were selected from an eligible entry pool of 2,600 applicants, will receive their dream wedding in Las Vegas this summer. The wedding will be witnessed by “The Young and the Restless’s” veteran stars, Christian LeBlanc (“Michael Baldwin”) and Tracey E. Bregman (“Lauren Baldwin”), with Grand Prize packaging provided by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and MGM Grand Las Vegas.
    • Dennis Cockrum appears as ‘Dr. Donahue’, Wednesday,, June 24 when he gives Adam some bad news
    • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “Y&R” during the week of June 15 -19, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 29, 2009

    • Victor finds himself being blackmailed
    • Mary Jane’s true identity slowly reveals itself
    • Cane stoops low to get Nina off his back
    • Cane continues to try to stay ahead of everyone

    “The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings .


    Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of June 22 Edition