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SOAPnet Gets Its Wish to Become Young

Friday, May 28, 2010 9:14 PM EDT
Friday, May 28, 2010 at 10:15 PM ET by Errol LewisPhoto: SOAPnet(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The year 2012 isn't just the end of the Mayan calendar, it is the end of an era for soap operas as well. When SOAPnet launched on January 20, 2000, it was always assumed that it would be where many soaps would transition to as the broadcast networks decided that soaps no longer fit their brand. Unfortunately, on May 26, 2010, it was announced that that wouldn't be the case for "All My Children," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital," "One Life to Live," or "The Young and the Restless" as the network that airs same day episodes of each becomes no more. SOAPnet, which just achieved carriage in 75 million cable homes earlier this year, will be replaced by Disney Junior, the 3rd American iteration of the popular Disney Channel cable network, in 2012. Anne Sweeney, co-chair,...

First Look: ‘OLTL’s’ Newest Cast Member

Friday, May 28, 2010 6:30 PM EDT
Friday, May 28, 2010 at 7:30 PM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Introducing the latest addition to the cast of "One Life to Live." Soap Opera Network can now put a face with the name of the actor cast in the role of James, the younger brother of sleazy film producer Robert Ford. As we first told you yesterday, daytime newcomer Nicholas Robuck has joined the cast in the contract role. He will first air June 9th. Look for James to cross paths with Starr on several occasions, which will ultimately lead to a summer adventure for the pair, among others. And, from the look of his picture, it's going to be a long, hot summer in Llanview (click here for a larger view). IN OTHER CASTING NEWS... Sean J. Cullen returns as Dr. Edward Levin on Friday, June 18th, when Jessica shares her fears with him about her altars and the recent attack...

OLTL Recap: Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Friday, May 28, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Friday, May 28, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Markko and Langston sweat it out separately as the LPD’s investigation into the attempt on Ford’s life heats up. Markko seeks legal representation from Téa. Markko is placed under arrest. Todd’s hired henchman arrive at his office with Hannah bound and gagged. Jessica pumps Brody for information about Ford’s condition. Jessica apologizes to Cristian for the trouble she caused him and Layla. On the Next One Life to Live (enocre of the 04/2/10 episode)...Kim is forced to walk out on Clint. Bo and Brody realize Allison's gun seems to be missing. Kelly questions Allison about her mother's death."One Life to Live" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.

GH Recap: Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Friday, May 28, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Friday, May 28, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Sam visits Jason but cannot have a conjugal visit because she is not legally his wife. Kristina asserts that it is Sonny’s fault Michael is in jail. Carly tells Jason she wants Dante and Lulu to pay. Sonny reveals to Olivia that he is purposefully provoking Johnny so he can kill him in self-defense. On the Next General Hospital...Encore Episode. Original air date 1/29/10. In this episode Dominic reveals that he is a cop and goes to arrest Sonny. Sonny shoots Dominic as Olivia reveals that Dominic is Sonny's own son."General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

AMC Recap: Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Friday, May 28, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Friday, May 28, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... David tries to calm Greenlee's nerves before the double date. Jackson asks Jesse to keep his eyes and ears open with David to see if he gives away any information regarding Erica. Ryan witness Greenlee and David arguing and reports back to Jackson. Jackson talks to Greenlee about Erica and during the conversation the engagement ring pops out of his pocket. Erica tries to leave the cabin but passes out. Caleb worries she has a fever. Madison asks Ryan out and he accepts. At the Pine Valley Hotel, Madison falls asleep in one of the suites and wakes up to the room filled with smoke. On the Next All My Children...Encore Episode (2/15/2010 Episode). Greenlee stuns her wedding guests. Jack wants answers from David. Ryan makes a...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 31 Edition

Friday, May 28, 2010 7:00 AM EDT
Friday, May 28, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The big day has arrived. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE Markko is thrown in jail. Thinking she is to blame for Ford's attack, Todd has Hannah followed on Tuesday, June 1. Starr remains certain her father is innocent. Markko is placed in the cell next to Cole. John and Brody realize the evidence is piling up against Markko. Elsewhere in Llanview, Natalie and Brody agree to keep mum regarding their tryst. Brody and Jessica share a romantic evening at Llanfair, while Natalie and John to the same at his office. Gigi and Rex return home and inform Shane of what they found out. Natalie feels guitly about her night with Brody, while Jessica regrets nearly having sex with Ford. After asking Matthew if Danielle ever responded to his saying that he loved her, she spots Dani and...

Ratings: DAYS Rebounds From Bad Week

Thursday, May 27, 2010 5:48 PM EDT
Photo: NBCThursday, May 27, 2010 7:15 PM ET | By Xavier Toups (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Ratings for the Week of May 17 - May 21, 2010.           ***LINK IF COPYING & PASTING*** Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings Ratings for the week of May 17 - May 21, 2010 (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 5,095,000 (-18,000/+221,000)2. B&B 3,246,000 (+59,000/-123,000)3. DAYS 2,552,000 (+108,000/+25,000) 4. GH 2,499,000 (-199,000/-51,000)5. AMC 2,460,000 (-40,000/-58,000)6. OLTL 2,341,000 (-75,000/-219,000)7. ATWT 2,226,000 (-11,000/-168,000) HH 1. Y&R 3.7/13 (same/+.2)2. B&B 2.4/8 (+.1/-.1) 3. DAYS 1.9/7 (+.1/same)3. AMC 1.9/7 (same/same)3. GH 1.9/6 (same/-.1)6. OLTL 1.8/6 (same/-.1) 7. ATWT 1.7/6 (same/-.1) Women 18-49 Viewers 1. Y&R 1,163,000 (-33,000/+78,000)2. GH 848,000 (-76,000/-57,000)3. OLTL 735,000 (+11,000/-113,000)4. DAYS 710,000 (+85,000/-92,000)5. B&B 678,000 (-10,000/-13,000)6. AMC 635,000 (-16,000/-158,000) 7. ATWT 519,000 (-1,000/-11,000) Women 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 1.8/12 (same/+.2)2. GH 1.3/8 (-.1/-.1)3. OLTL 1.1/7 (same/-.2)3. DAYS 1.1/7 (+.2/-.1) 5. B&B 1.0/7 (same/same)5. AMC 1.0/6 (same/-.2)  7. ATWT 0.8/5 (same/same) Girls 12-17 Viewers...

OLTL Recap: Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Thursday, May 27, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Todd calls a henchman and tells him to find Hannah before the police do. Langston insists to Dorian that she didn't do anything to Ford. Jessica sees the news report about Ford and wonders if she did it. John asks Markko what happened to his hand and Markko admits he punched Ford because he was sleeping with Langston. Markko tells them he spent the night alone at the Buenos Dias. Rex and Gigi have learned that Rex's parents, Rick and Lili, never saw each other after their brief romance in Santa Fe. On the Next One Life to Live...Markko is arrested. Hannah is brought to Todd's office. Jessic apologizes to Cristian."One Life to Live" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.

GH Recap: Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Thursday, May 27, 2010. Jason and Michael work on self-defense techniques together to bolster Michael's confidence and spirits. Jason attempts to find out who hurt Michael, but Michael demands that Jason leave the topic alone. Brook plays up the drama between Olivia and Johnny, gaining Dante's appreciation and trust. Claire confides in Lucky that despite striking a deal with Sonny, she thinks she can successfully double-cross him and bring down both mobsters. On the Next General Hospital...Carly wants Dante and Lulu to pay. Sam and Jason can't have sex. Sonny reveals a plan to Olivia."General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

AMC Recap: Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Thursday, May 27, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Greenlee attends Emma's birthday party. Emma whispers to Greenlee that her birthday wish is for Erica to come because she gives the best gifts. David comes to the rescue when he shows up with two presents and claims one came from Erica. Ryan and Scott both find it odd that Erica’s gift came mysteriously. Annie tells JR that he misses the heat between them and he denies it. Marissa asks her father for advice on how to deal with Annie. Angie takes Jesse's advice and asks David and Greenlee out on a double date. On the Next All My Children...Ryan witnesses Greenlee and David arguing. Erica passes out. Madison wakes up in a room full of smoke."All My Children" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.