Saturday, June 6, 2009 12:10 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Daytime Emmy-Award winning actress Gina Tognoni is ‘thisclose’ to signing a contract to return to “One Life to Live” when “Guiding Light” bites the dust this fall, according to TVGuide Canada’s The Suds Report.  

Tognoni, a former Miss Rhode Island Teen USA and Miss Rhode Island Teen All-American, made her soap debut on “One Life to Live” as the fiesty, rebellious teen Kelly Cramer (neice of Dorian, cousin to Cassie and Blair) in 1995.  After a successful run in Llanview, the actress left the soap in 2001; only to reprise the role briefly in 2002.  Two years later she returned to her daytime roots as Dinah Marler on “Guiding Light.”  Tognoni was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2006 (which she won) and 2007.   In Tognoni’s absence from “OLTL,” the role of Kelly was recasted twice — first with Tracy Melchior (2003), then with Heather Tom (2003-2006).  It was while Tom portrayed Kelly that the character also made appearances on “All My Children” (2004-2005), as part of a complicated baby-switch storyline which played out on both soaps. 

Now, with”GL” expected to end its historic 72-year run in September, speculation that Tognoni may be heading back to Llanview has started to increase.  The Suds Report has revealed that, according to an set-side source, the 35-year-old star has recently turned down offers from two west coast soaps (“The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless”), because she “wants to stay in New York with her new husband.” However, it appears that “OLTL” would be a perfect fit for actress, given that Tognoni is a an alum and that the soap is taped in the Big Apple. 

And, if everything falls into place, Tognoni could be back in Llanview as early as late fall.  However, it remains to be seen if Kelly Cramer would return to town alone, on the arm of beau Kevin Buchanan (last portrayed by Dan Gauthier, 2003-2006; 2007), or with son Zane. 

SON will continue to follow this story and keep you posted on any further updates.    

In other news… 

Scott Henderson, director of publicity for Canada’s CTV Network, tells TVGuide Canada that “With respect to ‘One Life to Live,’ unfortuantely we were unable to find a spot for it on on our schedule, and did not renew [our licencing contract with ABC]. With ‘Dr. Oz’ joining CTV, ‘General Hospital’ moves to ‘A,’ partnered with ‘Ellen,’ to reinforce a strong afternoon lineup.”  The network announced earlier this week that it was dropping “OLTL” from its daytime line-up this fall, and replacing it with reruns of the recently ended primetime medical drama “ER.” 

The mother of Sullivan triplets Maddie, Tess, and Molly (the adorable babies who portray Hope Manning McBain) has posted new upcoming airdates for the tiny tots.  Viewers can watch “OLTL” on June 5th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, and 29th, along with July 20th and 22nd, to try and determine which triplet is which. 

“Soaps Up!,” a daily soap news recap report, which airs between “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” on CTV in Canada, is linking the recently released “OLTL” audtion script for the role of “Ford” with the summer return of Tuc Watkins to Llanview as David Vickers Buchanan.  It appears the sudser is looking to create a reality series within a soap, called “The Real Ladies of Llanview,”  and that it will someone involve the newest Buchanan heir.  And people say “OLTL” Head Writer [Re-]Ron Carlivati can’t pen an original storyline to save his career. 

Also, for those who don’t think that “OLTL” has issued enough casting calls in recently, here is a yet another one.  Seems the show is now looking to cast the character of “Griffin.”  Keep in mind that “OLTL” switches character names in audition scripts.  Nonetheless, it appears that Llanview is about to get some gay characters.  The scene opens with “Griffin” and “Daniel” in a bar on their first date.  He tells Daniel that his friends are welcome to join them, to which he replies that they are not his buds.  Daniel goes on to say that where they are is fine, even though the jukebox has only old songs on it.  He then apologizes for so uptight and tells Griffin that he’s not usually like that, but that he hasn’t been out on a date in forever.  This catches Griffin by suprise, and he tells Daniel that he seems like the kind of guy that really has it going on.  Daniel says that he used to, but that his social life has been non-exsistant lately. Griffin starts to ask him about his last boyfriend, and Daniel responds that the break-up has left him suspicious of other guys.  He then tells Griffin that his ex is a great guy, but that he keeps things bottled up, and is still in the closet.  Afterward he says that he is not usually this bitter and that he can take care of himself.  When Griffin replies that he knows, Daniel asks where he heard that since they only met earlier that day.  Griffin says that after Daniel left the gym, a male cop approaches him and urges him to watch his back.  Daniel asks him if the cop was cute and had short blond hair.  When Griffin responds in the affirmative, Daniel confesses that he and the cop have a long history together.  End of scene.  Hmmm….who could this script involve?  Kyle and Fish perhaps?  Only time will tell.  Remember that this role has yet to be cast, and that “OLTL” regularly tapes about four to six weeks in advance.  So it will be a few months before we will see this play out on screen. 

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


Discussion: Will Gina Tognoni Find New ‘Life’ in Llanview? 


Friday, June 5, 2009 9:50 PM ET | Soap Opera Network

“General Hospital” Weekly Promo – Week of June 8, 2009.

Tag: She seduced him with her looks.

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



Friday, June 5, 2009 9:40  PM ET | Soap Opera Network

“One Life to Live” Weekly Promo – Week of June 8, 2009.

Tag: A New Life Begins.

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



OLTL Teasers: Week of June 8 Edition

Friday, June 5, 2009 9:40 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of June 8, 2009.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

  • Monday: “Baby Mine” — Even though she has second thoughts, Starr holds up her end of the bargin and hands the baby over to Marcie.
  • Tuesday: “Top Chef” – After calling a truce for the sake of Hope, Todd and Blair are quickly back at one another’s throats. 
  • Wednesday: “Change Partners and Dance” — John tells Blair exactly what he thinks of their marriage. 
  • Thursday: “Promises to Keep” — Starr confides in Langston how she really feels about giving up her baby. 
  • Friday: “Pomp & Circumstance” — Shared pain brings Starr and Cole closer together, causing things to heat up between them. 

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



OLTL Recap: Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009 6:03 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, June 5, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“Rising from the Tumble”

Blair asks Starr if she wants to change her mind about giving the baby to Marcie.  John bolsters Cole and is certain he’s strong enough to face the task ahead.  Cole arrives to wait with Starr, who’s been contemplating the adoption papers. 

Jessica musters up the strength to tell Bree that Chloe is going to live with her new mommy.  Viki and Clint’s hearts break as they watch Jessica say goodbye to Chloe.  Viki hands the baby over to Todd and Blair.  Brody finds an utterly devastated Jessica in the nursery. 

Michael and Marcie anticipate Hope’s homecoming.  Todd apologizes to Michael and Marcie in a way only he can.   

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Jessica feels unworthy of Brody’s affections. 
  • Viki receives an interesting proposition.
  • Bo has a heart-to-heart with John about taking back his badge. 

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



Friday, June 5, 2009 6:02 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, June 5, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Kendall pleads not guilty at her arraignment, where David makes a brief surprise appearance. Jack grills Kendall about the night of the murder hoping she’ll recall something that can help her case. Kendall later remembers tripping over someone or something as she was running from the mansion. Kendall asks David for answers.

Zach arrives at the mansion where he questions Adam about the night of the murder. Adam and Liza get into it over Colby upon the former Mrs. Chandler’s arrival. Liza gives her account of what happened on the night Stuart was shot. Adam, upset that his memory is foggy, mentions the fact that David had been drugging him to Slater.

Annie’s taken to the hospital after being stabbed by a fellow inmate but her wound isn’t life threatening. Ryan probes Annie after she makes an interesting comment about David. Adam jumps to Annie’s defense when he finds Ryan questioning her about the night of the murder.

Multiple fingers begin to point at David’s guilt.

Frankie pushes Randi away after waking from the surgery that was performed on his hands. Angie fights the urge to go to her son’s side as she encourages Randi to stay strong for Frankie’s sake. Knowing he’ll never be able to live out his dream of becoming a surgeon, Frankie feels as though his life is over.

On the Next All My Children…

  • JR points an accusatory finger at David.
  • Annie finds an unlikey friend.
  • Frankie continues to push Randi away.

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



Friday, June 5, 2009 6:01 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, June 5, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Claudia, Sonny, Carly and Jax are concerned to find Michael missing from his hospital room. Carly confronts Claudia after overhearing her talking to Johnny about Michael and the two women end up in a precarious situation.

Jason has his hands full with Kristina. Although weak, Michael manages to make his way out of the hospital. Kristina is surprised, but extremely happy, to find Michael waiting for her in her room. Kristina feels as though Sonny never has time for her.

Rebecca wants nothing to do with Helena. Rayner gives Alexis some startling information about Rebecca which she later shares with Nikolas. Rebecca reunites with her secret cohort.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Ric’s concern for Claudia raises Sonny’s suspicions.
  • Sam doesn’t want Kristina making the same mistakes she did.
  • Rebecca’s true agenda is revealed.

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



Friday, June 5, 2009 1:46 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Stars from daytime and primetime attended the premiere of summer’s highly anticipated film, “The Taking of Pelham 123,” starring Denzel Washingston and John Travolta. The film hits theaters on Friday, June 12.

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OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 8 Edition

Friday, June 5, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Love is in the air.  

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Love is in the air as Charlie suprises Viki with a marriage proposal on Monday, June 8.  Also, Nora is taken aback when Clint suggest that they pick an early wedding date.  On Friday, June 12, Renee makes the suggestion that both couples could tie the knot in a double ceremony. Elsewhere in Llanview, Bo finds it difficult to lure John back to the LPD.  Schuyler reveals details of his and Stacy’s Las Vegas life to Gigi on Tuesday, June 9.  Stacy and Rex share a lighter moment as they wash dishes.  While eavesdropping on Gigi and Schuyler’s conversation, Shane learns that his mother lied when she said that she had slept with Brody.  And Stacy reassures Shane that what he overheard was just another of his mother’s lies.   Stacy open up to Rex.  Dorian reveals to Moe and Noelle that she has grown to appreciate and respect Ray.  However, on Wednesday, June 10, she is heartbroken when Ray informs her that he is leaving town.  By Friday, June 12, a miserable Dorian can’t seem to steer clear of happy couples.     

The Inside Story: Love Conquers All
Baby Hope is returned to her excited, nervous parents on Monday, June 8. Blair realizes that her daughter is having second thoughts about giving away her baby, while Cole holds his baby for the first time.  Meanwhile, Marcie and Michael each make promises to the other that their love will never die.  Although she has been experiencing conflicting emotions, Starr ultiamtely signs the adoption papers.  Cole holds Starr as she breaks down in his arms.  At Llanfair, Jessica is overwraught with guilt over Chloe’s death.  Vowing to stand beside the woman he loves through her heartwrenching ordeal, Broday assures Jessica that he is there to stay.  However, Jessica asks him how he could possibly love her considering what has happened. On Thursday, June 11, Jessica mourns her loss, and comes to terms with her sister’s actions in keeping the truth from her.  At the same time, Natalie makes amends with Marcie and Michael.  As Starr reveals to Langston that she had to push herself to sign the adoption papers, Marcie begins to feel bad for Starr.  Coles spots Michael and Hope together at the diner.  Later, Marcie accidently overhears Langston inform Markko of Jessica’s hesitation.  Jessica finds some joy in spending time with Brody and Bree.  Starr and Cole grow closer as they grieve. On Friday, June 12, Marcie informs Michael that they need to have a talk concerning what is best for Hope. Afterward, Starr is surprised to find Marcie at her door with the baby. 

A Closer Look: Family Ties
Todd and Blair call a truce in honor of their grandchild, however it proves to be short-lived, as the pair battle for custody of their children on Tuesday, June 9.  Todd reminds Blair that legally, he still has custody of them, however Blair is able to convince him to allow Starr to stay with her, considering everything she has been through.  After walking out with Jack and Sam, Todd visits Téa in the hospital and welcomes her to stay with him and the boys.  Meanwhile, Marty holds nothing back when she tells John exactly how she feels about him on Tuesday, June 9.  As Marty informs him that she hopes they can pick up where they left off, Blair searches for John so that they can discuss their marriage.  At the same time, Téa catches up with Viki, whom she tells that Todd is her one true love.  On Wednesday, June 10, Téa moves into Todd’s guest room while she recovers, telling him that she won’t sleep with him again until she is back to her old self.  Across town, John makes it clear to a remorseful Blair that there’s will be a marriage in name only, and later tells Marty that he is ready to be with her.  Blair, meanwhile, feels even more depressed upon seeing Todd, Téa. and the boys looking and acting very much like a family.  By Friday, June 12, Marty is called to the witness stand at Todd and Blair’s custody hearing.  After giving her testimony, she arrives at Llanview High just as Cole is about to graduate.  However, he is disheartened that his real diploma won’t arrive until after he passes summer school.  Following the ceremony, Cole bumps into Asher while on the docks. 

One Life to Live News and Headlines

OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 15, 2009

  • An inebriated Dorian crahses Langston’s party. (SOAPnet)

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


Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 8 Edition


Friday, June 5, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Nothing more than feelings.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Adam promises Annie that he’ll do everything in his power to protect her. Brot rips into Frankie for pushing Randi away on Monday, June 8. Jake proposes to Amanda. Colby refuses to forgive Adam for his deception and moves out of the mansion. Annie shows Aidan the door after he clashes with Adam over her well-being. Ryan accuses Aidan of just being jealous of Adam and Annie’s relationship after the Brit suddenly asserts to him that Annie is still a certified lunatic on Wednesday, June 10. JR tells Erica about Adam’s growing interest in Annie. North issues Liza an ultimatum. Aidan and Erica realize they share a similar goal. Erica confronts Annie. Aidan arranges a secret meeting between Annie and Emma on Friday, June 12.

The Inside Story: Army of One (or Two)
JR has his hands full with Marissa after he accuses her father of murder. Marissa refuses to turn her back on David and urges him to stay in town and fight if he’s innocent. David faces the consequences when he finds himself unable to refuse his daughter’s request. Jesse picks David up for questioning. Hayward accepts Liza’s offer of help after realizing they share more in common than he thought. Krystal worries about Marissa’s growing closeness to David. Jesse confronts David with proof of his proximity to the Chandler terrace on the night of the murder. David cops to being in the Chandler tunnels on the night of the murder and admits that Kendall tripped over him while he was hiding in the garden after he head a gunshot go off. David refutes Jesse’s rendition of what really happened that night and places Liza over a dead Stuart’s body. Freedom comes at a price when David refuses to keep the peace at Jake and Amanda’s impromptu wedding on Thursday, June 11. Tad, a newly ordained minister (circa the internet), marries Jake and Amanda in front of David after knocking him out, tying him up and gagging him. A horrified Marissa comes to David’s aid. A lethal David accuses Liza of taking his case with every intention of purposely losing it. Jake assures an anxious Liza that their plan is still a go. Amanda and Jake’s honeymoon is cut short when Amanda goes into labor. Tad grows suspicious of Liza. Marissa urges David to not go after Amanda’s baby. Emotions run high after Amanda gives birth to her and David’s son.

A Closer Look: Push and Pull
Zach’s Q&A’s with Liza and Adam leads him to level a serious accusation at David. Ryan also becomes convinced of the doctor’s guilt after talking to Annie, and later shares his theory with Zach and Kendall. Kendall though remains unsure if the person she tripped over on the night of the murder was indeed David. Ryan and Zach confront North with the new evidence against David, but the D.A. adamantly refuses to stop pursuing Kendall as his prime suspect. On Tuesday, June 9, good news about Ian sends Kendall into Zach’s arms which leaves Ryan feeling left out in the cold. Zach promises Kendall that he won’t let her be railroaded to prison as they wait out Ian’s surgery. Kendall and Zach end up sharing a kiss after getting more good news about Ian. Zach agrees to keep Liza’s secret after she swears she’ll never say anything to incriminate Kendall. Meanwhile, Kendall and Ryan share an honest talk where they both admit that Zach and Greenlee, respectively, are still very much in their hearts. Kendall is affected by Zach’s vehement objection to the idea of her pleading guilty to get a lighter sentence. Kendall apologizes to Zach for having hurt him by turning to Ryan.

All My Children News and Headlines:

AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 15, 2009

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