How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

 
Monday, March 23, 2009 8:44 PM EST | By Venus Stone

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ‘Young and the Restless’ fans will have an opportunity to make their dreams come true, when they sign up for the most extravagant contest ever: A Las Vegas Wedding of a Lifetime.

The #1 daytime drama partnered up with Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Autority and MGM Grand Las Vegas to offer one lucky couple a wedding, vow renewal or commitment ceremony that will be witnessed by “Y&R’s” Christian Jules LeBlanc (‘Michael Baldwin’) and Tracey E. Bregman (‘Lauren Fenmore Baldwin’).

The contest runs from March 9th through April 13, and those interested in participating can log on to Wedding of a Lifetime and submit a photograph and answer a question about their relationship. Twenty-five semi-finalists will then be chosen by a third party judge, contacted on April 17th and announced on the Wedding of a Lifetime website on April 20th. Once selected the semi-finalists will be instructed to film a video response sharing their most romantic moment together.

On May 6th, the semi-finalists will then be narrowed down to four finalists selected by “Y&R”s Daniel Goddard (‘Cane Ashby’) and Christel Khalil (‘Lily Winters’). The videos of the four finalists will be posted on the ‘Y&R’ wedding website where the viewers will help determine the winner by voting for their favorite couple, who will be contacted on May 31st and announced on the Wedding of a Lifetime on June 1st.

The Grand Prize winners will receive the following:

Travel and Accommodations for Four

  • Roundtrip coach airfare to Las Vegas, hotel accommodations in the luxurious and romantic suites of The Signature at MGM Grand, transportation to/from the Las Vegas airport in MGM Grand limousines and $1,000.00 spending money.

A Wedding Ceremony, Vow Renewal or Commitment Ceremony and Celebration that includes

  • A unique and romantic ceremony poolside at The Signature at MGM Grand.
  • Exquisite floral arrangements from the Forever Grand Wedding chapel at MGM Grand.
  • Ceremony music performed by the musicians of Cirque du Soleil’s “O” at Bellagio- a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Photography package.
  • Dinner for six at Joël Robuchon, the only Michelin three star, Mobil Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant- the top accolades for each organization.
  • A beautiful and delicious hand-made wedding cake from MGM Grand’s award-winning pastry team.
  • Wedding attire including a wedding dress, bridesmaid dress and two tuxedo rentals.
  • Wedding bands for the couple.

Pampering and Extras

  • Couple’s Dreaming Ritual signature spa treatment in an MGM Grand private spa suite.
  • Custom hair and make-up from Christophe Salon at MGM Grand- For more than 20 years, Christophe has tended to the tresses of rock and celebrity royalty from Beverly Hills to New York City.
  • VIP tickets for four to Cirque du Soleil’s “O” at Bellagio- an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in a timeless production.

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

Discussion: ‘Y&R Gives Wedding of a Lifetime



 

Sunday, March 22, 2009 11:19 PM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Back for a reason…

THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

Jack lashes out at Parker for running to Craig and then later arrests him. Dusty and Meg get into another liplock with one another. Paul threatens Meg.

The Inside Story: Home for a Purpose


Lily help Luke and Noah by going on WOAK to expose housing discrimination against the gay community. Things are going fine when they get positive responses on the show but quickly turn sour when hate mail is left at Lily’s doorstep. Keeping up the positive spirit, Luke puts together a fundraiser at Metro for gay/lesbian rights Noah, along with Luke share the news with Holden and Lily, who offer nothing but support to their son. Holden soon becomes concerned that Luke’s goals could put the family at harm but soon brushes the concern away. As the fundraiser gets underway, Luke honors his mother in a moving speech and later heads outside to grab some it information when a car hits him. Soon after a man comes to see if Luke is alright and takes him to the hospital. Noah, Holden and Lily rush to the hospital after hearing what has happened and are told Luke will be fine. Margo soon arrives to get information about the accident but is told by the doctor she has to leave so Luke can rest. When everyone has left the room, the person who was there earlier returns to Luke’s room and Luke is stunned to realize that it is Damien. Meanwhile, Holden and Lily decide to return to Luke’s room and are stunned to see Damien’s back in town, let alone sitting by their son’s bed.

A Closer Look: Blackmail’s the Name of the Game
After receiving information from Emily about Lucy’s secret business on the docks and how she’s using Craig in the process, Paul decides to pay Lucy a visit. When he confronts her, he tells her that he is well aware of her using Craig and Carly’s business to do some dirty dealings. He tells Lucy that if she doesn’t want the information to be disclosed to Craig, she’ll do what he wants her to; get Dusty away from Meg for good. Lucy tells him that she can’t do that, but Paul tells her that she will do exactly as he tells her. He says the sure way to get Dusty and Meg apart is for her to seduce him into sleeping with her and that she has 24 hours to do so. Despite her reluctance, Lucy realizes she has no choice but to do as Paul says.

What To Watch

  • Vienna and Henry get devastating news
  • Alison pushes Casey closer toward his parents
  • Jack walks in on Carly and Craig in bed

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Nicholas Galbraith and Melinda Sullivan will come on the show as Zac and Zoe Finn on April 1 to help Luke with the foundation; but could they actually stir up some trouble?
  • Danielle Ward plays a District Attorney that will be in charge of Parker’s case of robbery, Thursday, March 26. Ward received her role on the show as part of the Secret Flawless Sam’s Club Once-in-a-Lifetime exclusive package
  • Adam LeFevre will play a judge that will determine Parker’s fate, Monday, March 30
  • Allen McCullough stirs up trouble again for Luke and Noah Tuesday, March 24 as Mr. Reese
  • Word is that Cady McClain will be returning back to Oakdale as Rosanna Cabot. Cabot’s airdate has been slated for May 20
  • ‘As the World Turns’ fans have an opportunity to bring out their charitable side in them by joining Kelley Menighan Hensley, Jon Hensley, Michael Park and Martha Byrne at the Inaugural Angels for Hope Gala Friday. May 29. The event begins from 7 PM to 11 PM at the Estate at Florentine Gardens, located at 97 Rivervale Road in River Vale, NJ. Angels of Hope is the first major fundraiser event that is held on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Bergen County. Those in attendence will have the opportunity to enjoy a night of fine dining, cocktails, music and dancing along with a silent auction. Tickets are $200.00 each with limited seating. Please visit Angels for Hope or call (212) 239-3239 to reserve.
  • ‘As the World Turns’ fans will want to take advantage of seeing some of their favorite stars when they host the ATWT Annual Fan Club Luncheon 2009 on April 18 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM at the Marriot Marquis located at 1535 Broadway, New York, NY. Those interested are required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable deposit per person in order to reserve seating. Those who are current fan club members pay $125 and non-fan club members pay $135 For more information regarding the event, please visit ATWT Fan Club
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of March 16 – 20, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 30, 2009

  • Craig and Jack go toe-to-toe.
  • Zac and Zoe give Luke and Noah some help.
  • Damien continues to try with Luke.

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



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    Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of March 23 Edition



 

Sunday, March 22, 2009 8:12 PM ET | By Venus Stone


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Just below the surface…

THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Nikki begins to doubt that Katherine is the real deal on Monday, March 23. That same day Victor puts his two cents in by telling Nikki that the last time she trusted someone, she nearly got herself and others killed. Cane begins to question if gaining custody is the right thing when Lily turns his proposal down, Wednesday, March 25.

The Inside Story: Digging Deep
Unable to get over the fact that nobody believes who she is, Katherine begins to lose hope. Not wanting to give up on her friend, Nikki talks to Paul about another possible way to prove who she is. Paul says that the only other way is to exhume the body to prove that it’s truly Marge. Nikki is on board but Heather puts a big damper on things when she tells them that it’s not their call to make; they must get Jill’s permission, to which she quickly denies. Not giving up, Nikki approaches Victor on the matter. When Victor hedges on helping, Katherine lashes out at him in true form; which makes him realize that it really is her. Victor then convinces Jill into giving the go ahead to have the body exhume, on the condition of his giving her controlling interest in Jabot. In the meantime, Murphy, who truly loves Katherine, pops the question of marriage. She instantly accepts. Things however get nasty between Jill and Katherine when both bicker about who is right.

A Closer Look: Losing Grip on Reality

Amber finally finds herself face-to-face with an injured Kevin. She insists that they get him to the hospital but he refuses, taking them back to the cabin. When Amber tried to talk to him he becomes angry and shoves her in the closet with Clint’s dead body and locks it. Through the door Amber tries to convince Kevin that Clint, who he still thinks is his dead father, Tom, is truly dead. Kevin opens the closet door and tells Amber he wants her to help him make a coffin to put the body in. Unfortunately Amber says the wrong thing when she tells him that she thinks they should go to the poilce, causing Kevin to snap, pushing her into the coffin. Meanwhile, no longer in the coffin, Amber is told by Kevin that he’s taking her to Canada and that she’s going to help him with the next bank.

What To Watch

  • Jill takes enjoyment in dropping Ashley and Jack
  • Jana comes unnerved by Kevin’s latest downfall
  • Victor gets a satisfying report from Mary Jane concerning her meeting with Jack

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Brian Cousins plays Detective Sloan, who’s on the hunt for Kevin Fisher, Tuesday, March 24
  • Roscoe Born will come back to Genoa City to terroize Kevin as the Ghost of Tom, Tuesday March, 31
  • Scott L. Scwartz comes to the show, Thursday, March 26 as Amos Slaughter
  • As previously mentioned on SON, Tom Casiello has joined the writing team of Y&R. His first scenes begin airing April 20 and April 28, May 12 and May 19.
  • Clementine Ford will be soon joining the cast as Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Browning beginning April 1.
  • George Kotsiopoulos plays George, Friday March 27
  • ‘Y&R celebrates it’s 35th anniversary Thursday, March 26.
  • Fans can ‘get restless’ by participating in the Get Restless in Jamaica Sweepstakes. A fan could win their chance of a lifetime to have a 4 day/3 night vacation. Those interested can visit Get Restless in Jamaica
  • Y&R’ made the pages of the current issues of Soap Opera Digest in ‘Thumbs Up & Down’ regarding the Cane storyline of his determination to take Cordelia.
  • Congratulations to Maria Arena Bell and Paul Rausch for also making the pages of Soap Opera Digest, in an interview of their working together to bring the show back to it’s glory days.
  • Daniel Goddard will give fans an opportunity to see him Saturday May 9 at the Georgetown Market Place located at 289 Guelp Street in Georgetown, Ontario and the OLG Casino Brantford, located 40 Icomm Drive at Brantford, Ontario The Georgetown event begins at 11AM, while the Brantford event starts at 2:30 PM Those interested in attending please keep in mind that the casino event is for those 19 years of age and over. For more information, please go to Soap Opera Mania on Tour
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “Y&R” during the week of March 16 – 20, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 30, 2009

  • Chloe’s wedding takes a backseat to Jill and Katherine’s arguing.
  • Cane tries to do the right thing where Billy is concerned.
  • Phyllis and Nick get snappy about Sharon.

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


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    Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of March 23 Edition



 

GH PreVUE: Week of March 23 Edition

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 5:02 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Bad boys.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Irate over Jason’s lack of cooperation, on Monday, March 23, Rayner threatens to have both Jason and Spinelli arrested. Sam manages to destroy all the evidence against Spinelli. Lucky and Nikolas argue about Rebecca. On Wednesday, March 25, Ric presents himself to a seething Rayner and promises to bring him enough evidence to deliver Jason to him on a silver platter. Rayner insists Ric deliver Sonny on that platter as well. Spinelli pitches to Sam that she hire both him and a freshly unemployed Winnifred for the private eye business she’s planning to open. Nikolas is shocked when he realizes that Rebecca is at the hospital for a mammogram. Tracy confronts Luke for the scam he and Ethan are trying to pull on Edward. Rebecca receives alarming news after having an ultrasound performed.

The Inside Story: The First Step
Robin enjoys spending time with Brad but pulls back when things start to heat up. Patrick arrives at the Rochester motel where Robin is staying. The doctor mistakenly thinks he witnesses Robin and Brad sharing a kiss. Patrick confides in Elizabeth that he’s certain Robin slept with someone else. A distraught Robin finally returns home and tells Patrick about everything except spending time with Brad. Robin admits she’s suffering from post-partum depression on Tuesday, March 24. Patrick correctly assumes Robin has invited Lainey over for show more than tell. Robin begins to open up to Lainey but quickly beats a hasty retreat. Robin breaks down in Jason’s arms. Patrick promises Robin his undying support after Robin tells him that she wants to get help. The couple’s progress hits a snag when Robin learns that Patrick discussed her condition with Carly. Robin vents to Jason while Patrick shares his concerns with Sonny on Friday, March 27. Patrick implies to Robin that he knows she’s keeping something from him.

A Closer Look: Entrapment
Ric informs Claudia that he has the DVD that incriminates her in Michael’s shooting. Jax feels guilty for not telling Carly what he’s learned about Michael’s shooting. After stopping Carly from watching the DVD, Jax watches the rest of Jerry’s recording in which he spells out how the truth would surely end his brother’s relationship with Carly. Claudia has no choice but to convince Sonny to place Ric in a more powerful position in the organization when Ric puts her on the spot. Ric continues to blackmail Claudia. On Thursday, March 26, Ric relishes making Claudia squirm in front of Sonny. Ric gets into Sonny’s good graces by warning him of a possible assassination attempt. Claudia formulates a plan. Jax shares his dilemma with Olivia. Jax only admits to Carly that Jerry is still alive and later goes to Michael’s bedside where he apologizes to the boy for not getting Jerry put behind bars when he had the chance. Sonny assures Jason that he still doesn’t trust Ric. Ric and Claudia play a game of cat and mouse. Sonny arrives at Claudia’s bedroom…where a passed out Ric lies on his wife’s bed.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 30, 2009

  • Monday: Claudia dodges a bullet. Rebecca accepts Nikolas’ offer of help. Lulu catches Maxie and Johnny in a lie.
  • Tuesday: Carly has renewed hope for the future. Rebecca makes a mysterious call. Maxie flirts with Ethan, much to Lulu’s annoyance.
  • Wednesday: Claudia admits to Johnny that Ric’s blackmailing her. Kate urges Olivia to come clean with Sonny. Robin makes a painful confession during therapy.
  • Thursday: Claudia comes up with a new plan to try and save herself. Olivia encourages Jax to tell Carly the truth. Lulu gives Ethan a taste of his own medicine.
  • Friday: Claudia puts her plan in motion. Robin’s condition takes a life threatening turn. Carly’s torn over how to proceed with Michael.

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



 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Mother nature.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Frankie takes action after being overwhelmed by his mother’s zealous wedding planning. Reese is determined to prove to Kendall and Erica that she’s worthy of Bianca. Amanda has an invited guest at her sonogram appointment, a shameless David. Nurse Gayle, David’s cohort in crime, gives Jake the results of Greenlee’s autopsy on Tuesday, March 24. The Hubbard’s welcome Mrs. Frankie Hubbard, Randi, into their family. DNA tests and ashes don’t ease Opal’s vibes about Greenlee. Frankie and Randi finally get the perfect honeymoon thanks to Brot and Taylor. Taylor can’t help but be disappointed, on Friday, March 27, when Brot voices his views about marriage.

The Inside Story: Possessions
David’s blood boils when Erica denies having any knowledge of Adam or Little Adam’s whereabouts. Erica’s words get to Jesse. The Kane matriarch later slips JR the address to where he can find his son unaware that Krystal has witnessed the exchange. JR and Little Adam share an emotional reunion on Monday, March 23. Adam becomes a fugitive from the law thanks to David’s maneuvering. Erica informs JR that his father is in a Philadelphia hospital suffering from a heart condition. JR decides to leave the country with Little Adam. Krystal catches a glimpse of Little Adam when JR arrives at the mansion to say his goodbyes. Despite Colby’s efforts JR ends up under arrest. David learns Little Adam has been placed in foster care. David arranges a meeting with “his” judge as he and Krystal plot to get their grandson once and for all. JR panics when he fears his father is in distress. Erica takes action after discovering David has the judge for Little Adam’s custody hearing in his back pocket. On Thursday, March 26, Erica alerts a seething David to a judicial change in the custody hearing. Jesse arranges for Little Adam to stay with him and Angie. Little Adam’s temporary custody hearing gets underway. JR and Tad’s testimony gets under David’s skin. The judge makes a surprising decision in regard to Little Adam’s custody.

A Closer Look: Battleground
Zach rips into Aidan for not disclosing to him that Ryan and Kendall slept together. Reese urges Kendall to fight for her marriage. A conflicted Kendall gets the rug pulled out from under her by Zach. Zach is unreceptive to Kendall’s desire to fight for their marriage. Zach declares to Kendall that Ryan has always been and will always be the problem between them and tells her that their marriage is beyond repair. Ryan receives confirmation that the body in the Connecticut morgue was indeed Greenlee’s. Kendall and Ryan turn to each other and end up in bed again. Zach focuses on stopping Ryan’s takeover bid. Erica tries to convince Zach not to give up on his marriage. Zach inform Erica that his marriage is already a lost cause. Kendall tries to reach out to Zach on Wednesday, March 25. Zach walks out on Kendall again as she’s unable to find the right words. Erica ponders Kendall’s inability to be alone. Kendall prepares to leave town with the boys, but leaves a message for Ryan in the hope that he’ll show up to stop her. Zach throws down the gauntlet with Ryan who informs Slater that the battle is over – he already owns Cambias Industries and the casino. Unsatisfied with the results of his work, Zach punches Aidan and lets him know their deal is off. Kendall confronts Ryan about his takeover of Cambias. Kendall and Ryan try to convince themselves that they can build a happy future together. Zach arrives at the casino with a challenge for Ryan.

All My Children News and Headlines:

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 30, 2009

  • Monday: Zach doesn’t buy Kendall’s claims of innocence. Krystal pushes David too far. Jake assures Amanda she’s doing the right thing.
  • Tuesday: Tad is appalled by Krystal’s behavior. Annie is haunted by her dreams. Frankie makes plans for the future.
  • Wednesday: Zach lays down the law with Kendall. Jake comes to Amanda’s rescue. Krystal takes her anger out on Tad and JR.
  • Thursday: Ryan accuses Kendall of wanting to get back together with Zach. Krystal and JR reach a stalemate. Zach and Kendall get alarming news about Ian.
  • Friday: Erica asks Ryan to keep his distance from Kendall. JR gets unsettling news about Adam. Aidan does some digging into Annie’s past.

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



 

OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 23 Edition

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 5:00 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Haunted by the ghosts of the past.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Talia is disheartened by Antonio’s announcement that he is leaving Llanview to hunt down Carlo Hesser. On Wednesday, March 25, the Vega clan gathers to give Antonio a proper send-off. Meanwhile, Jared and Natalie contemplate what to do next after getting the proof they need concerning Jessica and Starr’s babies. And, just when they believe they have figured out what to do with the truth, Jessica asks them to become Chloe’s godparents. Brody confesses to Dr. Levin that he intends to tell Jessica how he feels about her. And Langston tries to knock some sense into Starr regarding Schuyler on Thursday, March 26.

The Inside Story: Sisters by Blood Only
Stacy tricks Gigi into believing that her bone marrow is a match for Shane on Monday, March 23. To complicate matters further, Stacy refuses to help her nephew unless her sister terminates her relationship with Rex. Horrified, Gigi listens in disgust as her sister claims that she and Rex were meant to be together, and would be today if Gigi had snatched him away back in high school. At the same time, Roxy is conflicted as she recounts her recent conversation with Stacy. By Tuesday, March 24, Stacy’s face is red following her confrontation with Gigi. As she storms off, however, Stacy claims that her offer won’t last forever. Brody commends Shane on his bravery. As he leaves with Jessica, Shane wishes that Brody could find love. Michael shares good news with Rex and Gigi concerning the international bone marrow registry list on Thursday, March 26. Their joy is short lived however, as Michael is forced to inform Rex that the match fell through. Meanwhile Gigi, unaware of the recent developments, prepares to tell Stacy where she can go. Unfortunately for Gigi, she is soon forced to eat crow on Friday, March 27. Now begging her sister’s assistance, Gigi is uncertain if she will be able to fulfill Stacy’s demands in time to help her son. Meanwhile, Rex keeps up a brave face in front of Shane.

A Closer Look: A Family Affair
John and Marty realize that she is connected to the murders on Monday, March 23. The discovery comes after finding the letters “KAD” on the victims, the same as those of the college fraternity where Marty was once raped while at Llanview University. The Cramer women are shocked to learn that Todd is intent on regaining custody of his children. At the same time, Shaun, Moe, and Ray unite to thwart Todd’s attempt to visit Jack. Cole is shocked to learn that Marty has hired Téa to defend him. Meanwhile, Michael shares the news with Addie and Starr that Blair is coming out of her coma. Todd, confident that he will get custody of his kids, seeks out Viki’s help on Tuesday, March 24. Viki however, disappoints Todd by refusing to testify on his behalf, and chastises him for doing this given what has happened to Blair. Later, Téa confides to Viki that she has fallen for Todd again, but is trying to suppress her feelings. Three generations of Cramers are reunited as Addie and Starr visit Blair, who is unaware of just what has happened to her. On Tuesday, March 24, John pays Blair a visit at the hospital, and apologizes for not being there for her when she needed him. Promising to be a better boyfriend, John gives into her requests by explaining to her that she was stabbed in the shower. Later, he ushers Todd out of Blair’s room when he arrives for a visit. Meanwhile, Starr informs Todd in no uncertain terms that she does not want to live with him, even if Jack and Sam do. Blair convinces Téa to represent her in the custody case against Todd. Nearby, Bo and Nora continue to share their grief over Matthew’s condition, which leaves Clint on the outside looking in. Destiny shows Matthew just what a good friend she is. On Thursday, March 26, Matthew appeals to Nora to go easy on Cole. After making a promise to her son, Nora presents Cole with a deal to help him avoid jail time if he agrees to enroll in a drug treatment program. Cole proves it’s hard for a leopard to change his spots however, as he asks Asher for more pills just before his arraignment. Furthermore, Asher helps Cole fake his urinalysis. Meanwhile, Matthew tries to adjust to life in a wheelchair. And, on Friday, March 27, Téa cooks up a surprise at the custody hearing.

One Life to Live News and Headlines

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 30, 2009

  • Monday: Gigi goes to extremes to please Stacy. Todd promises revenge on Téa. John floors Marty.
  • Tuesday: Gigi works to make Rex fall out of love with her. Jessica has bad timing regarding Brody. The sparks fly between Cristian and Layla.
  • Wednesday: Todd is being watched. Dorian finds herself jealous when Ray and Téa go out on a date. Clint and Nora’s relationship is in peril because of Matthew’s condition.
  • Thursday: Gigi sacrifices her happiness for her son’s well being. Todd attempts to use Téa’s feelings against her. Things get hot for Cristian and Layla.
  • Friday: Starr uses her feminine wiles on Schuyler. Stacy is confident she will get what she feels she deserves. Todd receives an unwelcome surprise.

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



Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 23 Edition



 

My View of Llanview: March 15 Edition

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:29 AM EDT | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The top five reasons Llanview is struggling in 2009.

After becoming revitalized and on top last year, “One Life to Live” appears to be running out of gas only one year later. There are several reasons why this viewer believes “OLTL” is trying hard to stay afloat right now; the top five of will be discussed in the following paragraphs.

5. Too many characters, not enough airtime…not to mention overexposure of newbies. While the “One Life” cast has always been rather large, in the past year it has nearly doubled in size. The canvas is crowded with too many useless and seldom used actors and characters. Cristian, Layla, Marcie, Michael, Moe, Noelle, Charlie, tJared…. the list goes on and on. When was the last time viewers saw any of them taking the lead in a front burner storyline, or even playing a major supporting role in plots involving story lines with related characters? The soap currently has nearly three-dozen actors and actresses on contract, and almost two-dozen more on recurring status. And what ever happened to the days of slowly introducing a new character into the canvas? Remember when new characters were gradually introduced to the audience and into story lines, allowing them time to develop a personality and relationship with the viewer? Those were the types of characters that fans were able to root either for or against. Nowadays, a new character is introduced and within a month is placed in a front burner storyline with other recently introduced characters, causing fans to quickly lose interest. A prime example of this is Crystal Hunt as Stacy Morasco. Personally, I couldn’t care less about this character. We know little of her motivation for seducing Rex, other than apparently she secretly pined for him as a teenager. Well whoop de do…. like that means anything to me. Granted she is very easy on the eyes, and I am a man, but the character is totally one-dimensional. And she’s not the only one; there are others like her. Cristian Vega is another great example of what I’m talking about here.

4. Poor storyline execution. Many present and recent story lines on “One Life to Live” have left viewers scratching their heads and wondering, “is that it?” Plots that began with fire and zest often end with a whimper. Take Dorian’s original take over of Buchanan Enterprises for example. When the much-anticipated storyline began last year, it was full of promise and excitement. A major character died, several story lines were interwoven into one, and much of the cast was involved in the story line. But by the time it ended, viewers were left disappointed and angry as Nora offered Dorian a choice between handing BE back to the Buchanans or going to jail. And to make matters worse, Dorian’s decision was not even shown on camera. After coming back from a commercial, Nora informed Clint that they had the company back. That was it. No drama, no fireworks, no fanfare…nothing.

3. Predictable plots. It would be very surprising if there were any “OLTL” fans that were surprised when Stacy went after Rex? Anyone? Didn’t think so. She wasn’t in Llanview a week, and one could already get the sense that she would be causing trouble for her sister. There was no build up or anticipation about what she would do. And what’s worse, Rex appeared to be clueless to the fact that his girlfriend’s sister had the hots for him. It reminds me of another fairly recent, and equally ridiculous storyline where no one in Llanview (and I mean no one) realized that Tess had returned and had she been pretending to be Jessica for months. Even characters that are considered to be rather intelligent (Viki, Clint, etc…) did not even have enough brain cells to figure out that Jessica wasn’t really integrated after all. At least Todd finally figured it out…and we all know how well that turned out.

2. Reality…. what’s that? Soaps have long had a history of outlandish plots and situations in which viewers were expected to visit from reality into make believe, and “OLTL” is certainly no exception. Over the years we have seen numerous characters return from the dead, time travel to the Old West and the groovy 1960s, trips to heaven (Viki…twice) and hell (Dorian…once), mad scientists, underground cities, secret rooms, brainwashing experiments, and the like… which have been meant to entertain and provide us, the fans, with a nice break from reality for one hour a day, five days a week. But somehow, even while being presented with the seemingly impossible, many of those story lines were written well enough so as not to insult the very viewers they were trying to entertain. However, the show seems to have done just that lately…. insult us. For instance, is it too hard to believe that the Llanview School Board didn’t run a background check on Schulyer Joplin before they hired him? Or did he just not feel that being a druggie meant he couldn’t teach high school kids? Either way it seems like something that should have been checked into sooner, but I guess the explanation would be that his mother bought the silence of everyone involved, or something along those lines. Even more disturbing is the fact that Cole has popped a few pills and smoked one joint, and now suddenly he’s a drug addict? Those must have been some pretty powerful pills. And shouldn’t Nora excuse herself from cases where there is a conflict of interest? But then again, I suppose she would have no cases if she did that. And what about the forensics lab at the Llanview Police Department? Why should anyone believe a test they have conducted, given their blunders in recent years? Bribing technicians, regular citizens waltzing in and switching samples, computer glitches, inept employees…the list goes on and on. Maybe the LPD should investigate themselves. That being said, it still leaves doubt that David is really even a Buchanan after all given that it was the latest in a series on conflicting results…. David is Asa’s son, no wait he’s Rex’s, no wait, now he’s really Bo’s long lost son…. give me a break. Here’s another one–Marty as Wonder Woman? I realize that people can briefly develop superhuman strength when faced with overwhelmingly stressful situations, but her lifting the car off of Cole was rather amusing. Instead of sitting on the edge of my seat with crossed fingers and toes concerned that a mother may not be able to save her son from a serious car accident, I found myself laughing and waiting for Marty to rip her shirt off, develop green pigmentation on her skin, and turn into the Incredible Hulk…. repeating “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” Switching gears, is Michael the only doctor at Llanview Hospital? I guess we can blame that one on the economy. And don’t even get me started on John McBain. How is it that he is always, the hero and able to solve every crime committed in Llanview when apparently no one else can even locate a suspect?

1. What ever happened to ‘Love in the Afternoon?’ Is anyone in Llanview happy these days? Not that I can think of? Between dead babies, paralysis, leukemia, drugs, serial killers, multiple personalities, and countless flawed DNA tests…is there anyone experiencing joy and love in 2009? Bo and Nora are concerned about Matthew. Rex and Gigi are heartbroken for Shane. Jessica mourns Nash. Natalie resents Jessica for Tess’ actions. Marty has amnesia and must be a mother to Cole. Starr mourns her baby and is worried about Cole. Marcie wants to know why Hope died. Roxy is keeping a huge secret from Rex. Stacy is an evil man-stealing, gold digger. Dorian is bent on revenge. Blair is fighting for her life. And Todd is, well Todd. None of them are happy. Perhaps Viki and Charlie are the only happy couple in Llanview…. but no one knows since they haven’t been seen together in over a month, and even then it was only a couple of scenes in one episode. Even worse, there are currently only two married couples on “One Life to Live.” Know who they are? Even I had to stop and think about that one for a moment. The two wed couples are Marcie and Michael, and Moe and Noelle. I suppose one could count Dorian and David as well, even though he is currently in Hollywood, looking for his big break. But that’s it. There are a few other couples either engaged or living together, or both, but only two are married at the moment. And furthermore, where is the romance? The last couple I remember being intimate with one another was Cristian and Vanessa…. and we all know how that one turned out. I suppose you could include Stacy and Fish as well, although technically they aren’t a couple. And John and Blair don’t count because they are not a couple, but instead part of a triangle.

Well there you have it. My top five reasons for being disappointed in “One Life to Live” at the moment. I could have expanded the list to include things like ‘Wasted Opportunities’ (David being a monk for months, and having only a couple of scenes with newfound father Bo), or ‘Miscalculations’ (Vanessa’s sudden demise due to little fan support), but I think that five is more than enough to make my point. I have watched “OLTL” long enough (most of my twenty-nine years) to know how great it can be, and just how low it can go. And while I don’t feel that the show has reached either extreme so far this year, it has become stagnant, or mediocre. “One Life to Live” is in no way, shape, or form as good as it was in 1977 (before my time) when Karen Wolek admitted on the witness stand that she was a hooker, or even as it was in 1995 when Viki learned that her father had sexually abused her as a child, splintered into six other personalities and wreaked havoc on an unsuspecting Llanview. However, it is miles above the ‘days’ (no pun intended) of former head writer Dena Higley when Llanview High broke out in song at the prom; former pro-baseball player Tate Harmon became an underwear model/white surpremist/Tom Cruise wannabe on “The View”; Margaret Cochran kidnapped, tortured, and raped Todd before giving birth to his baby following a twelve month pregnancy; Spencer Truman began God; and John had to rescue Evangeline and Natalie from being burned at the stake, with the ladies dressed in cheerleader outfits and carrying pom-poms. So, yes “One Life” has been better, but it has also been worse (much worse actually, as noted above). Agree? Disagree? Give me your feedback by posting your comments and opinions at the end of this article. I may include some of your responses in future columns.

Before going any further I must admit that writing these columns seems to have become an increasingly difficult chore for me in the last few months. It’s not that the present state of “One Life to Live” hasn’t given enough to write about, as so much as it there just hasn’t really been much of anything that has peaked my interest or aroused my curiosity lately. In other words, “OLTL” has been bored me for most of this year so far. There have been moments where I have enjoyed watching the show, and there have been other times that I have found myself looking at my watch just waiting for the hour to end. And that has made these columns tougher to write, and when I do actually set down at my computer to compose my thoughts, they tend to become all jumbled. But I continue to watch out of loyalty and because I know that someday “OLTL” will be better again.

Moving on…..it seems as if “One Life to Live” has been receiving some prime time exposure this past week. First, Steven Colbert opens the March 9th episode of his hit Comedy Central show “The Colbert Report” reading from Soap Opera Digest and stating his disbelief that Stacy drugged Rex’s drink. Then “OLTL” alum Nathon Fillion (ex-Joey Buchanan) mentions his alma mater in the March 16th episode of his new ABC drama series “Castle.” The scene features Fillion’s character, author Rick Castle, having a discussion about nannies with his mother and daughter. Castle informs his daughter that he had nannies growing up that were busy watching daytime television while his mother was out looking for acting jobs. Then he announces that “I got the plot of my first novel by watching ‘One Life to Live.’” I thought that it was a nice nod to his old stomping grounds. Also interesting is the fact that other characters in that same episode mentioned “The View,” another program on ABC’s daytime schedule.

Now for a few random thoughts…. has anyone else noticed how the words “One Life to Live” seem to change slightly from time to time in the blue justice scales logo? Depending on the week and the promo, the title is sometimes bolded, and sometimes not. Interesting. As is the updated “OLTL” opening earlier this month which appears to no longer features longtime cast member Hillary B. Smith (Nora Hanen). But this isn’t the first time a contract cast member was removed while still with the show. Nathaniel Marston suffered the same fate a few years ago for several months, until the soap finally returned his mug shot (again, no pun intended) to the opening. Hopefully Smith will be back where she belongs soon as well. Also, ABC Medianet has finally removed Andrea Evans’ bio. from the “OLTL” page nearly four months after her departure. Even many of those who have been in Llanview for a couple of years now, still have not had their biographies added to the page. Talk about slow. Even worse, instead of adding more spoiler pictures for upcoming weeks, they seem to have resorted to adding images of scenes from episodes in past weeks. And even those have the wrong dates. For example, the car crash scenes were from the week of March 9th, and not the 16th as listed on the website. And finally, the old images of the Phil Carey and Clint Ritchie have been removed from the “OLTL” gallery page, after they had been posted following news of their recent deaths…at least “One Life” put together short, but touching tributes to both Llanview Legends at the ends of two recent episodes.

Last but not least, pop quiz time. Please put away your textbook and notes. Eyes on your own computer screen. Ready…. begin. Question #1: Llanview Police Lieutenant Ed Hall was introduced in 1972 to investigate someone’s murder. But whose? Was it a) Marcy Wade, b) Dr. Mark Toland, c) Rachel Wilson, or d) Victor Lord. Question #2:
During his many years at Llanview Hospital, Dr. Larry Wolek has done everything from treating the common cold to performing major surgery. But what was his field of medical specialty when the show began in 1968? a) pediatrics, b) proctology, c) plastic surgery, or d) psychiatry? Question #3: In 1992, Sloan Carpenter wrote a biography of Victor Lord’s life. What was its title? a) Dark Victor, b) Victorious, c) Citizen Lord, or d) Lord of The Banner? And Question #4: In 1999, Viki tried her hand at karaoke by performing this song in a contest at the Crosswords Bar. Was it a) “Ben,” b) “I Will Survive,” c) “Crazy,” or d) “It’s Raining Men?” I’ll have the answers in the March 30th edition of the column. But if you are stumped and can’t wait, you may want to consult your copy of The One Life to Live 40th Anniversary Trivia Book by Gerry Waggett. Just a suggestion…. but one which you might find useful.

Well, that concludes this edition of the column. I can only hope that, despite my insentient ramblings, you have enjoyed reading it. Don’t forget to make your final predictions as March Madness is here and four basketball tournaments are about to get underway. May the best teams win. Also, I wish you a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day and hope that you enjoy upcoming spring season, which begins early this Friday morning. Perhaps the gentle spring breezes will not only usher in warmer temperatures, but more love, romance, happiness, and understanding to Llanview as well. Stay safe and take care.

And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…


 

Monday, March 16, 2009 2:24 AM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Runaway love…

THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

Noah and Luke’s joy in moving in together is ruined by a discriminating landlord. Lily decides to take a job at the foundation to help Luke and Noah. Vienna and Henry have nothing but good news to share with Brad and Katie on Wednesday, March 18 . The show will be pre-empted Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 for the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

The Inside Story: Young and Married


Unwilling to go to boarding school and fed up with his parents telling him what to do, Parker tells Liberty that they will do whatever it takes to be together; even getting married. While with Carly, Parker tells her that he’s going to see a hockey game, while back with Janet, Liberty tells her that she’s going to be with Brad checking out potential colleges. Once together the two teens head out of town, they go before the judge to get wed. The judge is instantly suspicious as to why they both want to rush into getting married so young. Parker tells the judge he wants to be emancipated because he feels that his parents have destroyed his life. As Parker is explaining further, the mention of boarding school comes out and the judge quickly realizes that it is the true reason why Parker and Liberty want to get married and promptly prepares to tell them no. At home in Oakdale Carly soon suspects that something is fishy and relays the information to Craig who instantly offers his help. Craig soon finds information on Parker’s computer and they head out. Meanwhile Parker and Liberty continue to plead their case to the judge by telling him that the main reason why they want to get married is to protect his trust fund from his mother. At that moment Carly and Craig arrive to hear Parker trashing Carly’s character and when she has an outburst begging Parker not to do what he’s thinking, the judge takes Parker’s side and decides to grant the teens what they want. Craig quickly calls Jack and Janet and tell them to get down to the judge’s chambers immediately. Unfortuantely Carly has to watch Parker and Liberty get married just as Jack and Janet arrive too late to stop it. When they all return home Jack wipes the smug look of Parker’s face when he tells him that he no longer wants either one of them at the farmhouse. Carly and Janet are livid and take their anger out on Jack who stands his ground. When Janet leaves to go look for the newly married teens Jack and Carly start to argue about who is at fault for Parker’s actions. Carly tells Jack she doesn’t even recognize who he is anymore and storms out. Craig later calls and tells Carly that he’s located Parker and Liberty and gave them a room at the Lakeview. Carly decides to keep Jack in the dark but inform Janet about it. Meanwhile Jack heads home and is confronted by Janet who still can’t believe she kicked their children out. When Jack tells her he’s not sorry for what he did Janet keeps the news about their whereabouts to herself. Back at the Lakeview. Parker and Liberty’s honeymoon is bittersweet when they realize that they are in for tough times.

A Closer Look: Love the One You’re With
Dusty wants to pour on the charm by whisking Meg to Chicago for a much needed date night. When Holden learns of his plans he quickly does his hardest to try to convince Meg not to go, while Lily advises Dusty not to be with Meg strictly for rebound purposes. Dusty is soon disappointed when Meg calls to cancel based off of Holden’s conversation.Later, Meg goes to pick up Eliza at Fairwinds and Paul is overly happy to see her and even more so when he learns that she canceled her plans with Dusty. The two are talking and Meg, feeling sorry for Paul lets him keep Eliza longer. She soon heads to the Lakeview to drop off the clothes Dusty bought for her. Dusty, frustrated, wants to know why she’s suddenly becoming hesitant about being with him. Meg admits that she shouldn’t keep the clothes if they aren’t even in a true relationship with one another. Not giving up, Dusty pulls her into a serious kiss. Back at Fairwinds Paul receives a call from Emily telling him that she believes that Lucy is up to no good. Paul shoots back he’s not interested in Lucy but much rather have interest in the fact that Meg and Dusty aren’t together. He later decides to take Eliza to the farmhouse and wait till Meg returns home. Unfortunately for him, Meg’s not returning home as she and Dusty fall into bed making love to one another. Meanwhile Paul, upon learning that Meg is with Dusty barges into his room and catches the two together. Stalking off Paul calls Emily and tells her that Meg and Dusty will pay.

What To Watch

  • Emily sticks her nose in Craig’s business
  • Lucy informs her contact that she’ll deal with Emily
  • Brad and Katie have reason to celebrate

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Nicholas Galbraith and Melinda Sullivan will come on the show as Zac and Zoe Finn on April 1 to help Luke with the foundation; but could they actually stir up some trouble?
  • Mo Kanekoa portrays Cesar, a man that has some business with Lucy on Monday, March 16
  • Allen McCullough stirs up trouble for Luke and Noah Monday, March 16 as Mr. Reese who is a landlord of an apartment that the two want to reside in
  • Word is that Cady McClain will be returning back to Oakdale as Rosanna Cabot. Cabot’s airdate has been slated for May 20
  • ‘As the World Turns’ fans have an opportunity to bring out their charitable side in them by joining Kelley Menighan Hensley, Jon Hensley, Michael Park and Martha Byrne at the Inaugural Angels for Hope Gala Friday. May 29. The event begins from 7 PM to 11 PM at the Estate at Florentine Gardens, located at 97 Rivervale Road in River Vale, NJ. Angels of Hope is the first major fundraiser event that is held on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Bergen County. Those in attendence will have the opportunity to enjoy a night of fine dining, cocktails, music and dancing along with a silent auction. Tickets are $200.00 each with limited seating. Please visit Angels for Hope or call (212) 239-3239 to reserve.
  • ‘As the World Turns’ fans will want to take advantage of seeing some of their favorite stars when they host the ATWT Annual Fan Club Luncheon 2009 on April 18 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM at the Marriot Marquis located at 1535 Broadway, New York, NY. Those interested are required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable deposit per person in order to reserve seating. Those who are current fan club members pay $125 and non-fan club members pay $135 For more information regarding the event, please visit ATWT Fan Club
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of March 9 – 13, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 23, 2009

  • Alison works to bring Casey closer with his parents.
  • Jack catches Carly and Craig in the act.
  • Damien comes back to Oakdale.

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    Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of March 16 Edition



 

Sunday, March 15, 2009 11:35 PM ET | By Venus Stone


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Falling apart…

THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Victor has a serious change of heart on Wednesday, March 18 when he gets Adam released into his custody. Katherine still plagued by not only the loss of her memory but those she cares for, decides to leave home for good. The show will be pre-empted Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 for the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

The Inside Story: Caught in the Act
Hoping for alittle one on one, Sharon contacts Billy via text message telling him to come on over. Unfortunately for her, the message never goes through to him but to Nick’s phone which Phyllis quickly intercepts. In the meantime, Billy calls Sharon to see how she is and she tells him that she sent him a text message. Billy quickly tells her he never got it, which confuses Sharon. Peeved once again at Sharon focusing her attentions on Nick, Phyllis hightails it over to the G.C.A.C and heads up to Sharon’s suite. The two women immediately get into it over Phyllis’ accusations of Sharon wanting Nick in her bed. Sharon, angry of the accusations tells Phyllis to get out of her suite. When Phyllis does however, she sees Billy’s arrival and gets a good look at Sharon and Billy in a heated lip lock before her door closes. Not wanting to pass up the opportunity to ruin Sharon, Phyllis hustles to find a bellboy to do her dirty work, asking him to phone Nick to come to Sharon’s room right away. By the time he gets there, Billy is long gone and Sharon figures out that she’s been set up, Later that day, Sharon heads over to the tack house and confronts Phyllis on her scheme. Phyllis begins to taunt Sharon by asking if Jack would be happy knowing that she’s with his brother, and even tosses out that she can’t wait for Nick to know exactly what Sharon has been up to. In tears, Sharon breaks down and begs Phyllis to keep quiet about her and Brad. Phyllis soon questions Sharon as to what she’s talking about and when she turns her back, Sharon instantly reaches and pockets the ‘See No Evil’ figurine and leaves. Shaken up, Sharon calls Billy and tells him that it’s over. Phyllis, meanwhile, notices that the figurine is gone and instantly realizes that Sharon took it. Jack, on the other hand, still wanting to have a part of himself in Sharon’s life, offers her to stay at the Abbott mansion. Sharon quickly accepts and things soon take a turn when the divorced couple wind up in bed. Things however get even more awkward when Sharon learns that Billy has moved back at the Abbott mansion.

A Closer Look: Downward Spiral

Still stunned that Kevin is the one masked as the ‘Chipmunk Bandit’, Jana, Daniel and Amber quickly take the video of Kevin to Michael, who can’t believe his eyes. Unfotunately for them, they aren’t able to try to figure out where he could be when the authorities show up with a lot of questions. Jana is ready to talk to the police but Michael blocks her by quickly covering telling them that Kevin took a trip to Mexico and that he’s unsure when he is to return. Daniel soon receives an email that states there has been another robbery. Meanwhile Kevin is losing his grip when Clint suddenly has a heart attack. He instantly wants to get help but Clint tells him not to do it or else the police will come to arrest him. Unable to help him, Kevin begins to slowly unravel back into ‘his painful childhood’ when Clint dies, instantly pushing him to the breaking point into believing that he’s killed his father, Tom.

What To Watch

  • Things get nasty in the battle for Cordelia
  • Devon gives Neil a piece of his mind about his tryst with Tyra
  • Nikki does what she can to help Katherine

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Judge Karen Mills-Francis appears on the show Monday, March 16 as a process server
  • Roscoe Born will come back to Genoa City to terroize Kevin as the Ghost of Tom, Tuesday March, 31
  • Stacy Haiduk, as mentioned in previous ‘Y&R’ PreVUEs will come to the show as Mary Ann Benson beginning Wednesday, March 18 as a public relations executive. Haiduk played ‘All My Children’s’ Hannah from 2007-2008
  • As previously mentioned on SON, Tom Casiello has joined the writing team of Y&R. His first scenes begin airing April 20 and April 28, May 12 and May 19.
  • Clementine Ford will be soon joining the cast as Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Browning beginning April 1.
  • Viewers can say good-bye to James Michael Gregary, who stirred up trouble as Clint Radison. His last day is Wednesday, March 18, when he finally meets his maker.
  • Daniel Goddard is featured in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest in a segment titled ‘You Sexy Things!’ where he is more than happy to discuss the many things he finds ‘sexy’.
  • Fans can ‘get restless’ by participating in the Get Restless in Jamaica Sweepstakes. A fan could win their chance of a lifetime to have a 4 day/3 night vacation. Those interested can visit Get Restless in Jamaica
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “Y&R” during the week of March 9 – 13, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 23, 2009

  • Katherine finally gets a ‘helping’ hand.
  • Amber finds who she’s looking for.
  • Cane’s request has Lily uncertain.

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    Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of March 16 Edition



 

Sunday, March 15, 2009 6:33 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The latest casting news for “All My Children.”

The very handsome Adam Mayfield has joined the cast of “All My Children.”

Mayfield will be the forth adult actor to take on the role of Stuart Chandler’s (David Canary) son, Scott. He follows Shane McDermott, Daniel Cosgrove (who currently plays Bill on CBS’s “Guiding Light”) and Forbes March (who most recently portrayed Nash on “One Life to Live”) in the role of the good boy Chandler. Mayfield’s credits include roles on “Girlfriends,” “The Hughleys,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” and “Boston Public.”

The character of Scott was born the biological son of Cindy Parker (Ellen Wheeler). Stuart adopted his wife’s young son prior to her death from AIDS. Scott’s most infamous romantic link was with Greenlee Smythe; the pair hooked up in college and ever the vixen Greenlee made sure Scott paid the price for that. Scott was last seen in the fall of 2000 (played by March). Mayfield first airs on Thursday, April 9.

Scott’s dad, Stuart, returns to the scene as well. David Canary, of course, portrays both Stuart and Adam Chandler. Look for Pine Valley’s favorite set of twins to reappear on a television screen near you during the week of April 6. After almost five weeks off, Emmy-winner David Canary returned to the set to tape this past week.

Thorsten Kaye, who has played casino owner Zach Slater on “AMC” since May 20, 2004, did not opt-out of the contract he re-signed in the spring of 2007. Recent reports detailed stalled negotiations between executives and the former “One Life to Live” and “Port Charles” star but things ironed out and on March 10 the actor gave his official site the go ahead to report that he’s staying with the ABC soap for “a while longer.”

In other casting news, Eden Riegel recently reported to Soap Opera Network that she’d be back on set in a few weeks to wrap up the Reese (Tamara Braun) and Bianca love story, complete with a happy ending. Expect to see Bianca back on-screen by mid-to-late April. Both Braun and Riegel are expected to exit their roles after the story wraps up. Joe Martin will come out of the hospital attic, briefly. The seldom worked Ray MacDonnell appears in his doctor scrubs as April blooms in. Lauren Singerman plays the recurring role of Tori on “AMC;” you first caught a glimpse of the character this past Friday. Following in the footsteps of Dr. Sinclair (McKenzie Westmore), there’s more to this psychology student’s connection to Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) than meets the eye. Annie’s psychologically fit and cute doctor, Dr. Burke, played by John Behlmann will also continue to air on the soap in a recurring capacity. Meredith Patterson plays new casino assistant, Francesca. As Dr. Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) continues to cause trouble and get away with murder, expect to see more of his minions – attorney Jay Stark and Nurse Gayle. Stark is currently played by Drew McVety, and Nurse Gayle is played by Anna Koonin.

Rumor Mill: Rumor has it that former star of “Melrose Place,” “Savannah” and “Profiler” Jamie Luner is set to join the cast of “AMC” as a Chandler vixen. Time will tell. Don’t expect Dixie to pull a Jesse (Darnell Williams) anytime soon. Cady McClain is returning to CBS’s “As the World Turns” as Rosanna in May. In her latest blog, McClain tells disappointed “AMC” fans that ABC never contacted her about returning after her short stint in May 2008.

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