GH Recap: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Diane wonders why Alexis is bowing to the Mayor when she tries to convince her to drop the malpractice suit against Patrick and Matt.

Robin and Patrick hit the showers in an attempt to figure out how Brianna died. Maxie and Spinelli break into the Mayor’s office to do some snooping and quickly hide when Mac and the Mayor arrive. Mac doesn’t give Maxie and Spinelli away when he spots them but later sends Robin to tell Maxie to stop playing detective. Robin’s surprised to learn that the Mayor’s wife hired Sam to investigate her husband. Patrick gets a surprise visit from the Mayor’s wife.

Nikolas remains conflicted about pursuing a relationship with Rebecca. Nikolas and Rebecca end up at Emily’s grave together. Tracy grows suspicious when she finds Ethan and Rebecca with their heads together.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Claudia makes plans to silence Jason once and for all.
  • Sonny seethes when he sees Olivia and Johnny together.
  • Michael winds up in a barroom brawl.

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



The Canadian ‘Sun’ Rises On ‘OLTL’

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:32 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Only two weeks removed from CTV’s decision to drop the long-running ABC soap “One Life to Live” from their fall schedule, another Canadian broadcaster steps up to the plate.

As we first reported to you back on June 2nd, CTV has announced plans to remove Agnes Nixon created suder from their ‘A’ channel’s line-up come September, and replace it with “ER” reruns. 

The move left Canadians only option of watching the daily happenings in the town of Llanview, Pennsylvania, being the direct ABC Network feed.  However, luckily for “OLTL” fans north of the border, another network, Sun TV, revealed plans to pick up the daytime drama.

The Quebecor Media owned network reports that “OLTL” will maintain its 2:00 pm et time slot, in order for Sun TV to simulcast the broadcast from ABC affiliate WKBW in Buffalo, New York. “The network has analog transmitters across Ontario (Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton and London), and is also available on Bell (satellite) and Rogers (digital) throughout the rest of the country,” according to a press release. 

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


Discussion: ‘OLTL’ Finds the ‘Wright’ Woman for New Role


Drew Carey Gets ‘Bold and Beautiful’

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 11:48 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Pam Douglas and Donna Forrester come on down!  You’re the next contestants on “The Price is Right,” as host Drew Carey brings the iconic daytime game show to “The Bold and the Beautiful.” 

While watching an episode of her favorite daytime game show, “The Price is Right,” Pam Douglas (Alley Mills) has a brillant idea.  She immediately picks up the phone and schedules a meeting with the show’s producers to discuss to the possibility of offering Forrester dresses as prizes on the show.

Her good friend Donna Forrester (Jennifer Garies) soon gets wind of her latest endevour and decides to join her in traveling to the “Price is Right.”   Unfortunately, Pam turns out to be a slow driver, and causes them to miss their appointment.  Arriving on the set too late, they are promptly turned back by security.  However, they decide to sneak in as audience members to watch the show, only to have their names called to ‘come on down’ and be contestants during a taping of the game.

In addition to Drew Carey, “Price is Right” announcer Rich Fields will also appear, along with the game show’s prize models Lanisha Cole, Amber Lancaster, and Rachel Reynolds.  And “Price is Right” co-executive producer Mike Richards and his assistant Stan Bilts makes their soap debuts as audience interviewers. The scenes are to set to air this Wednesday and Thursday (June 17th and 18th).   

“The Bold and the Beautiful” airs weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.


Discussion: Drew Carey Gets ‘Bold and Beautiful’


Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:32 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Where were you when daytime’s best kept secret was revealed on the Friday, May 15 episode of “The Young and the Restless?” If you were not watching the CBS soap, it’s time to get out from under your rock as Genoa City is about to be brought to its knees.

On the Friday, July 3 episode of “Y&R,” actor Thom Bierdz marks his grand return to the drama series as Phillip Chancellor III, son of Jill Foster Abbott (Jess Walton) and the late Phillip Chancellor II, at least that’s what it appears to be. According to sources, on that day’s episode viewers can expect to see a stunned Jill to be confronted by her past and a distressed Nina (Tricia Cast) not believing what’s before her eyes.

Is he Phillip III or Langley?

When Cane (Daniel Goddard) was on the phone during a flashback sequence dating back to when he hit town in 2007, Bierdz’s was revealed to be a character named “Langley.” But who is that? All we know is that Langley was tending bar in a mysterious location and appeared to be working with Cane in conning Genoa City’s elite.

Since his departure from “The Young and the Restless,” Bierdz has found his niche in artwork, which ironically plays a significant role in one of the soaps’ current storylines. Does that mean Phillip or Langley will be playing a role in the mystery? “I can’t answer that, but I can tell you that I have some beautiful male nudes on my website, www.thombierdz.com. [Laughs],” Bierdz’s said in a recent interview with soap specialist Michael Fairman for Advocate.com.

Before discussion of a return began, Bierdz admitted that he would have agreed to return to “Y&R” in an interview that took place years ago if the show could incorporate his being an openly gay man and his passion for artwork into its storylines. “I did say that a couple of years ago. I really don’t know the twists and turns this character is going to take. I’m hoping with a progressive head writer and co-executive producer like ‘Y&R’s’ Maria Arena Bell that all kinds of opportunities are explored here. I think it’s all really encouraging and exciting.”

Rumors began circulating in late April that Phillip’s son with Nina, Phillip IV, will join his mother in Genoa City as a gay man. Former “Guiding Light” star John Driscoll has signed on to portray Phillip IV, but a first airdate has yet to be revealed.

Before Bierdz’s return in May, the actor last made an appearance on the soap as the “ghost” of Phillip in July 2004. Bierdz’s was the fourth actor to portray the role since the character hit Genoa City in 1981. He portrayed the role from 1986 to 1989. In 1994 and again in 1995, Bierdz appeared on the popular CBS primetime drama “Murder, She Wrote.” He’s also appeared in such dramas as “Matlock” and “Melrose Place.”


Discussion: Thom Bierdz Rocks Genoa City


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  • Daniel Goddard
  • Thom Bierdz
  • Jess Walton
  • Tricia Cast

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 8:57 PM ET | By Venus Stone-Cutter

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — How does a former pro wrestler become a sought after television and film “tough guy?”

    Scott L Schwartz, best known for his role as ‘Bruiser’ in the “Ocean’s Eleven” trilogy, never intended to be an actor. Growing up, his goal was to be the best pro-wrestler that he could be possibly be; who would have known that many years later after acheiving the goal of pro-wrestler he would be seen on some of the best television shows and motion pictures in recent history.

    Scott openly explains how his life plan took an interesting turn one day with one meeting. “I was wrestling in Bakersfield, California and an agent approached me after seeing me on television. He asked me if I ever considered acting to which I admitted I had not, but rather wanted to be the wrestler that achieved the ultimate goal: being carried out the arena on a stretcher, paralyzed and receiving a standing ovation.” Scott, who continued his conversation with the agent, was told that he should come to Hollywood to hear his pitch, and have a look around. During the course of the interview, Scott received his first list of agents to look at, so he could see that the agent was legitimate. Despite having some tough times in finding someone to give him his initial start, he soon caught someones interest, Suzie Moore, who Scott said “had complete faith in me.”

    With wrestling only under his belt, Scott used it to his advantage – having the experience of being in front of the camera. While there were tough times for him in getting auditions, Scott didn’t give up. He was not really encouraged when he had an interview with legendary actor Robert Redford, who pointed out that actors “deal with a business that is based on deception. Sometimes you have to be a shark in a pool of sharks to get ahead.” Advice paying off, Scott eventually started getting his foot in the door and receiving acting roles as tough guys in television shows such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Charmed” and “Angel.”

    One of the most endearing tough guys has been that of ‘Bruiser’ from the film “Ocean’s Eleven.” What could it possibly be like to work with new generation ‘Rat Pack’; George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt? “George, Brad, Matt, Andy, the whole group treated me as a part of the gang; everyone on the set were ‘family’. Not only does Scott have a fondness for the entire cast but he spoke in kind of the late actor, Bernie Mac, calling him a “truly cool guy”.

    On March 30, Scott added another role to his lengthy resume: daytime soap actor, playing the role of “Amos” the bounty hunter hired by “Jeffrey Bardwell” (played by Ted Shakelford) on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” When asked how he was offered the role, Scott stated that his agent negotiated the three day role. Being new to daytime Scott admitted that he found “acting on a soap a new realm of acting” and when given the role of the bounty hunter he didn’t want to just focus on playing it as the typical bad guy, but rather add a touch of softness to him, “I wanted to create something that would be memorable and the director loved it” he pointed out.

    Not only did he enjoy his time on set but he loved the cast he was working with. “The days I spent on the set were brilliant! Ted Shackelford was great. Everybody was so nice! Even the villians! It feels alot like a family there. Everybody is working together to make something special. It is way cool the way they have a Public Address system in your dressing room and let you know ahead of time when your scenes are coming up. Very Professional! Very Enjoyable!”

    Besides acting, Scott has had the enjoyment in setting up his very own website called “The Official Site of the Ultimate Bad Guy,” but don’t let the site name fool you. The website was created as a way to give back to the friends and fans that support Scott in everything he accomplishes, even having a “Memomrium” page set up to pay tribute to many loved ones that touched his life through the years, which was created originally after the pssing of his younger sister who died of cancer.

    Aside from his website, Scott also dedicates his time in becoming a big support system to various organizations that he wants to make a difference in, one being that of Children’s cancer units and the second is being a positive role model, saying “I’m very stern in terms of how to represent myself as role model for children.”

    Scott not only has set a goal for himself in being the best actor that he can be, but also has his sights set on being a good director as well. Scott is Directing his first film – a short entitled “Changing Hands.” Scott points out “Actors love my shooting style. I can truly approach an actor that I am directing as a fellow actor, not just that of the director in charge. I want to show them that I have been on the same side that they have been in. I am able to give great tips on how to bring their character to the height that it should be and I use what I’ve learned as an actor as a tool to help with my directing and have my cast feel at ease”.

    Scott is currently working on projects that are in post production. Fans interested in taking a look at “The Official Site of the Ultimate Bad Guy” can go to: http://www.ultimatebadguy.com.


    Discussion: ‘The Ultimate Bad Guy’ on Soap Experience


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      OLTL Recap: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

      Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 16, 2009.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      “The Blessed and the Busted”

      Cole faces serious trouble when he’s arrested for drug possessioin even though he was in the process of throwing the pills away.  Marty, John, Bo and Nora believe Cole when he tells them he isn’t back on drugs but are powerless to help him when he’s remanded to jail.  Meanwhile, Starr marvels at her daughter and is anxious to see Cole to tell him the good news.  Cole manages to return Starr’s call, but doesn’t tell her that he’s in jail. 

      Téa takes her anger out on Todd for putting her career in jeopardy but still agrees to stay at his house at least for one more night.  Todd plays on the fact that Téa admitted he was the love of her life. 

      Shaun doesn’t want Destiny giving Matthew false hope that their brother will be able to get him walking again.  Rachel’s surprised by Shaun’s friendly kiss.  Matthew shares his feelings about Nora marrying Clint with a supportive Destiny. 

      Michael suggests that he and Marcie should get a fresh start and move to Seattle, where he’s been offered a job.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Cole is sentenced.
      • Destiny boosts Matthew’s spirit. 
      • Jessica says a final good-bye to baby Chloe.

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



      Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 16, 2009.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      Liza pleads her case to Tad, asking him to go along with her plan. Liza goes off the deep end when Jake calls to tell her she might not get Amanda’s baby after all and heads straight to Zach. Amanda has an emotional exchange with David while convincing him that their baby died. Liza’s thrilled when Jake lets her know everything is back on track.

      After getting the good news that Ian will soon be released from the hospital, Kendall tells Zach she wants to move back home even though she knows he doesn’t want to get back together with her. Kendall tells Ryan of her plans and admits she doesn’t know what she wants. Kendall quickly runs out when Ryan reaches out to her.

      Ryan remembers Greenlee when he receives a Christmas gift from her that Jack had found while packing up her things. Ryan gets a mysterious phone call.

      Adam tells Ryan he’s helping Annie because she saved his life and there’s no way he’s going to walk away from her. Adam goes off on Kendall, accusing her having murdered Stuart. Annie pulls Adam into a kiss after telling him she doesn’t think Kendall killed Stuart.

      Frankie shuts down on everyone as he struggles to come to terms with what’s happened to him.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Krystal and Marissa reach out to David.
      • Erica wants to take care of Annie once and for all.
      • Adam asks Liza to represent Annie.

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



      Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 16, 2009.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      Although Michael agrees to go back to Carly’s, things remain tense between him and his mother. Michael confesses to Kristina he fears he might act out and end up hurting someone he loves. Jason confides his worries about Michael to Sam and asks her to have a talk with Kristina.

      Ric asserts his belief that he could be the father of Claudia’s baby to Sonny.

      Nikolas questions whether or not he should continue being involved with Rebecca. Ethan reminds Rebecca that he’s calling the shots in their con game.

      Sam’s shocked to learn of Brianna Hughes death as she reveals to Jason and Spinelli that she’d been hired by the Mayor’s wife to get proof of her husband’s extramarital activities. Spinelli jumps to the conclusion that Brianna was murdered.

      Patrick and Robin get Matt out of Jake’s. Patrick inadvertently gives Diane more ammunition to use in her malpractice suit. Diane later informs Patrick that he’s going to be named in the malpractice suit along with Matt.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Tracy catches Ethan and Rebecca together.
      • Maxie and Spinelli set out to solve a mystery.
      • Diane suspects Alexis is up to something.

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



      Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2:39 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” casts a new recurring role and welcomes back a few familiar faces. 

      Daytime newcomer Kearra Giovanni has been cast in the role of Dr. Wright, who will confer with the recently arrived medical whiz Greg Evans (Terrell Tilford) on Matthew’s case.  Look for her to also to spend time with Dr. Evans on a more personal level as well when he takes her out on the town, must to the dismay of his lil’ sis Destiny (Shenell Edmonds). 

      The announement comes more than a month following the release of an audition script for the role. Ginovanni will first air as Dr. Wright on Tuesday, June 30th, one week after the arrival of Terrell Tilford as Dr. Greg Evans.    

      In other news…

      What’s in a name?  Apparently not much.  SOAPnet.com is reporting that “OLTL” has changed the name of former “Gossip Girl” Amanda Setton‘s new character from ‘Summer’ to ‘Kimberly Andrews.’  It seems that, much like her best bud Stacy Morasco, Kimberly will be a stripper and will also interact with Gigi and Rex following her August debut.  Interesting. 

      Can’t get enough of Moe and Noelle Stubbs (John Rue and January LaVoy)?  Well, you’re in luck.  Moe (and perhaps his blushing bride as well) will pop up once again on Tuesday, June 30th and Thursday, July 2nd.

      Pamela Payton-Wright returns as the adorable Addie Cramer on Wednesday, July 2nd when daugther Blair confides in her how she really feels about Todd and Téa’s stormy relationship. 

      Julia Murney reprises her recurring role of Boutet Clinic Nurse Gayle Collins beginning Monday, June 29th, when she has a memorable run-in with Roxy Balsom, and later pays a visit to a certain Llanview resident in order to deliver an unusual present from her new boss. 

      Patrick Allen Cole, who occassionaly pops up as Rodi’s Manager Jeff, recently posted on his website that he is “once again recurring his role of Jeff @ Rodi’s Bar on ABC’s ‘One Life To Live.’ Will keep you posted on the air date.”  Fans may remember that Jeff was the one who found a druken Charlie last year, and used his phone to call Viki to come and pick him up.  More recently, he shared scenes Gigi while she was on the clock waiting tables at the popular hangout.

      Is she in or is she out?  The back and forth appears to be continuing between Gina Tognoni and “One Life to Live.”  The latest rumors claim that recent reports that she was demanding an outragous sum of money from the ABC soap were exaggerated and that she is still negotiating with the sudser on the terms of a new contract.  SON will keep you posted on any developments.

      TVGuide Canada speculates that the recently released casting call for ‘Griffin,’ who is supposed to come between Oliver Fish and Kyle Lewis as they attempt to rekindle their past romance, may actually be a decoy for the recasting of Tina and Cord Roberts’ son CJ.  Even though the timing seems off, considering his mom and sister Sarah have already left town, the character still has many ties to the canvas (most notably Aunt Viki and Uncle Todd). For now, however, this remains only speculation. 

      Soap Opera Digest reports that, when new lawyer Elijah Clarke (Matt Walton) arrives in town on August 6th, he will do more than simply share scenes with Téa.  In addition, look for Mr. Clarke to also become involved with the Buchanan clan.  They also report that when Lionel Richie serenades Llanview next month, he will be in scenes with Todd and Téa. 

      And who can resist pictures of a beautiful baby…let alone three?  Check out some of the cute pictures of Mady, Molly, and Tess Sullivan, the beyond cute triplets who portray baby Hope.  Is there anythimg more precious? 

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


      Discussion: ‘OLTL’ Finds the ‘Wright’ Woman for New Role


      OLTL Recap: Monday, June 15, 2009

      Monday, June 15, 2009 10:54 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, June 15, 2009.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      “Mother and Child Reunion”

      Miserable after being jilted by Ray, a drunken Dorian makes a disaster of the party Langston throws to celebrate Markko’s graduation. Markko’s conservative parents are horrified when Dorian reveals Markko and Langston slept together on prom night and forbid their son to have any contact with Langston whatsoever. Dorian continues on her tear, kicking Moe and Noelle out of the house and firing Shaun. Incensed by her behavior, Langston shoves Dorian into the pool.

      Téa’s outraged when Todd forces her to testify at his and Blair custody hearing as she knows she could be disbarred if she tells the truth by admitting she played a part in John and Blair’s sham of a marriage. Blair and Téa both expose the other’s secret when they reveal they each admitted Todd was the love of their lives. The judge rules that Todd and Blair will both retain custody of the kids but decides that everyone must live together under one roof. Téa plans on getting even with Todd.

      Marcie and Starr have a heart to heart talk, with Marcie telling Starr she sees how much she’s matured since Hope’s birth and can tell she’s ready to be a mother to her own daughter. A spiteful Asher tempts Cole with pills. Although tempted to find a temporary escape, Cole comes to his senses and decides to throw the pills into the water just as a cop approaches him.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Cole is in trouble with the law.
      • Michael has a surprise for Marcie. 
      • Shaun plants a kiss on Rachel.

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