‘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



Monday, June 22, 2009 12:09 AM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) –Secrets and schemes….

THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

Craig pops the big question to Carly on Monday, June 22 That same day, Meg shares her feelings with Dusty. Casey can’t seem to leave Riley’s past alone. On Wednesday, June 24 Hunter plants a kiss on Alison. Sage tells the truth about Carly to Jack, on Thursday, June 25.

The Inside Story:Putting on the Charm

An upset Emily is told that due to a lot of scarring, she will be unable to have children through the reversal of her tied tubes. Larry, in the meantime, upon hearing Emily’s news from her, lets her know he has no idea where the missing eggs are but tells her to maintain hope in trying for a baby. Susan flips when she sees Emily and Larry bonding with one another and tells Emily she thinks she needs to steer clear of him. Later that same day, Larry shows up to tell Emily he managed to find her missing eggs at Memorial and offers to take her to the opera as a way to celebrate. After the opera the two head to his hotel and share drinks and more close time together; After becoming tired and a little drunk, Larry offers Emily to stay to sleep it off. back at the hospital, Susan is very suspicious as to how Larry was able to locate Emily’s eggs and discusses with the attending nurse to prevent Larry from coming to the hospital requesting admittance into restricted areas.

A Closer Look: Dirty Little Secret
Still working on his film project, Noah realizes he needs to go to the military base to get more information for his film. Luke accompanies him and they meet up with Riley asking for his help, which he agrees to. When he heads to the base to meet Lt. Hasbro, he is surprised to find Col. Mayer there instead. Col. Mayer threatens to reveal Riley’s true identity if he doesn’t follow his orders and get Noah to the base so he can see him. When Riley returns to meet Luke and Noah, he informs them that access can be granted but only to Noah. Noah instantly balks at this but Luke assures him that he should go and accomplish what he needs. In the meantime, Alison runs into a depressed Margo and informs her that she’s been keeping Riley’s watch hidden per Casey’s request. Furious, Margo confront her son about it and Casey soon finds himself confronting Alison for betraying him. Alison, however, tells Casey that she can’t stand by or be with someone that schemes and lies. Upset that Alison broke up with him, Casey heads to Noah and Lukes to fuss about Riley but they tune him out by telling him that they are grateful for all that he’s been doing to get Noah’s film off the ground. Peeved that everyone is liking Riley, Casey calls the Veterans’s Administration to get the goods on Riley once and for all.

What To Watch

  • Damian and Dusty continue to power play each other over Meg
  • Holden is not pleased with Lily and Luke’s sudden closeness to Damian
  • Craig and Jack go yet another round over Carly

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Daniel Hugh Kelly returns as ‘Col. Mayer’ Tuesday, June 23
  • David Hall appears ad ‘Floyd’, who instantly takes a shine to ‘Geneva’ on Thursday, June 25
  • Vanessa Ray will come to the show as ‘Teri Ciccone’, Janet’s sister. She will arrive on the show at the end of July
  • Lynn Herring will join the show as ‘Henry Coleman’s’ mom, Audrey. Herring’s first airdate is Friday, July 24
  • Michael Woods will appear on the show as ‘Jay’, the boyfriend of ‘Audrey’. His first airdate on teh show will be Friday, July 31
  • Cady McClain will be showcasing her art work, which will also include paintings and collages, at Marty’s Cafe in Washington Depot, CT for the entire month of June
  • Austin Peck and Julie Pinson will join other daytime stars as they set sail on Soap Cruise, The Third Voyage on Thursday, January 28 throughMonday, February 1, 2010. Please visit Soap Cruise

or call 1-888-381-4654 for more detailed information.

  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” 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

  • Carly hits the bottle hard on her wedding day
  • Tom confronts Riley about his identity
  • Casey gets the cold shoulder from Alison

“As the World Turns” airs Weekdays on CBS. Check local listings.



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Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of June 22 Edition



Happy Father’s Day from SON

Sunday, June 21, 2009 2:49 AM ET| By Soap Opera Network


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Happy Father’s Day to one and all.

On behalf on the staff and management of Soap Opera Network, we hope that fathers everywhere will enjoy their special day of pampering, praise, and love. Celebrate the day with friends and loved ones, and be sure to thank your father for the impact he has made in your life. 

Thank you for giving us safety, encouragment, security, and love in all that you do. May you have a safe and wonderful Father’s Day, and the understanding that your job is deeply appreciated and respected. Happy Father’s Day, and also enjoy the first day of summer!


OLTL Recap: Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, June 19, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“Where the Kisses are HERS and HERS and HIS”

Todd suggests to an incredulous Blair and Téa that all three of them should live together.  In the ensuing argument, Blair reveals that Starr has her baby back, which sends Todd running off.  Téa wants to have a few words with Blair. 

Starr assures Cole that she and Hope will be waiting for him while he serves his prison sentence.  Cole makes a surprising move.

Gigi sets out to seduce the truth out of Kyle but that kind of behavior clearly isn’t her style.  Kyle offers to make a deal with Gigi.  Schuyler comes to believe that Roxy knows more about Stacy than she’s saying.  Rex and Stacy live large at the country club until their scam is exposed. 

Cristian doesn’t like the idea of Layla going out with Fish. 

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Todd is up to no good.
  • Blair and Téa exchange words over Todd.
  • Roxy is cornered by Gigi, who demands the truth.

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



Friday, June 19, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, June 19, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Liza proves to be a shark in the courtroom while defending Annie. Adam volunteers to let Annie stay at the mansion when the judge agrees to house arrest for her as opposed to being sent back to Oak Haven or jail. Adam tells JR that he and Little A will have to move out while Annie stays there per the judge’s order that Annie not be around any minors. Erica and Ryan are outraged by the turn of events. Aidan and Annie are up to something.

Zach is determined to find North’s weak spot. Eager to score a conviction against a high profile defendant, North pressures Jesse to find more evidence to use against Kendall.

Randi is shaken when she runs into North.

Frankie agrees to more surgery to try and repair the damage to his hands.

JR is pleased to see Marissa bonding with Little Adam.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Annie tosses Aidan aside in favor of Adam.
  • Randi shares a past with Henry North.
  • Erica and Ryan are determined to stop Annie in her tracks.

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



Friday, June 19, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, June 19, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Alexis drags Kristina and Michael out of Jake’s and takes them home. Michael erupts in a violent outburst towards Carly just as Jax walks in.

Olivia fears Sonny is purposely putting Johnny in danger.

Sonny and Claudia’s sparring turns passionate.

Johnny holds Jason’s fate in his hands when they head deep into the woods to meet with their associates.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Carly and Jax reach a decision about Michael.
  • Jason and Johnny fight for their lives.
  • Morgan’s life is in danger.

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