OLTL Recap: Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009 6:03 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, June 4, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“The Waiting is the Hardest Part”

With Viki’s love and support, Jessica remembers everything about the night she gave birth.  Jessica shares a look with Brody as Viki and Clint prepare to take her home.  Starr and Cole can’t sotp thinking about Hope’s return. 

Gigi and Stacy go at it.  Schuyler thinks his and Gigi’s mission to get a sample of Stacy’s DNA was a bust but Gigi triumphantly informs him otherwise. 

Cristian and Layla agree to take on Fish as their third roommate, but it might not be smooth sailing for the threesome. 

Shaun warns Destiny not to put too much faith in their estranged brother.  Shaun asks Rachel out on a date.  Destiny is privately happy to be able to spend more time with Matthew as she helps him study. 

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Starr and Cole anxiously await Hope’s arrival.   
  • Viki and Clint are devastated for their daughter.  
  • Todd offers Marcie and Michael an apology. 

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



Thursday, June 4, 2009 6:02 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, June 4, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Ryan leaves to go see Adam after Annie tells him why she had been at the mansion with a gun. Adam lets Ryan know he believes Annie’s innocent.

Liza explains to Colby why she was at the mansion on the night of the murder as she asserts her innocence. Pete confirms to Colby that the blood on the letter is Stuart’s and thinks Liza is guilty of murder.

Thinking she could help fill the void in David’s life, Marissa goes to him. David has a vision of Babe, who urges him to do the right thing.

Tad’s acting footloose and fancy free.

Erica maintains to Kendall that Zach still loves her. Angie questions Zach’s motivation for marrying Kendall. Kendall visits Ryan, but quickly returns to Zach and Ian’s side. Ryan has doubts about Kendall’s true feelings. Zach informs Liza that he’s a married man.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Liza asserts her innocence.
  • An accusatory finger is pointed at David.
  • Kendall remembers more about the night of the murder.

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



Thursday, June 4, 2009 6:01 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, June 4, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jax can barely contain his loathing when Claudia seeks him out, claiming that Carly is trying to worm her way back into Sonny’s life.

Claudia continues to cozy up to Michael as she subtly tries to turn him against Carly. Michael unsettles Claudia when he mentions remembering her visiting him while he was in his coma. Sonny wonders if maybe Michael should come live with him after all. Michael is stopped by Toussaint (Billy Dee Williams) as he tries to leave the hospital.

Jason encounters a young girl outside a bar (Lexi Ainsworth).

Rebecca and Nikolas bask in the afterglow of their lovemaking but Rebecca takes off when Alexis arrives. Helena approaches Rebecca on the docks.

Patrick is worried when Robin says she doesn’t want to come back to work fulltime because she can’t be away from Emma.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Claudia and Carly’s altercation could result in tragedy.
  • Rebecca’s secret is revealed.
  • Jason has his hands full with Kristina.

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



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Mark Hapka marks his steamy debut on Wednesday, June 17 as Nathan Jannings on NBC’s “Days of our Lives.” In this photo released by JPI Studios, Hapka gives actress Molly Burnett and her character Melanie Layton a welcoming surprise after the two meet under unusual circumstances.


Thursday, June 4, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of June 8, 2009.

ALL MY CHILDREN: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: JR points an accusatory finger at David. Annie finds an unlikey friend in Adam Chandler. Frankie continues to push Randi away.
  • Tuesday: Liza makes a deal with David. Annie’s new friend comes between her and Aidan. Krystal doubts David’s innocence.
  • Wednesday: Someone comes to a suspects defense to not fry for a crime they didn’t commit. Ryan believes Annie could be on the road to recovery. David gives Jesse his account of the night of the murder.
  • Thursday: Liza ensures her secret is kept. Liza makes an enemy of David. Aidan conspires with Erica to keep Annie and Adam apart.
  • Friday: Amanda gives birth to a baby boy. Zach and Kendall grow closer. Tad wants to know what Liza’s really up to.

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



Thursday, June 4, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of June 8, 2009.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: 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.
  • Tuesday: Sonny wonders if Ric is the father of Claudia’s baby. Patrick and Robin are in a good place. Jax has concerns about Michael.
  • Wednesday: Rebecca begins to try and win Jason over. Tracy leaves Luke with an ultimatum. Elizabeth doesn’t believe Rebecca’s as innocent as she claims.
  • Thursday: Michael can’t control his rage. Claudia fears she might have lost the baby. Spinelli wants to figure out what Kate’s really up to.
  • Friday: Olivia shares her suspicions about Claudia with Sonny. Michael’s homecoming doesn’t go smoothly. Spinelli, Maxie and Lulu discover Kate’s secret.

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



OLTL Alerts: Week of June 8 Edition

Thursday, June 4, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of June 8, 2009.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Starr and Cole share an emotional reunion with baby Hope. Cole gets to hold his daughter for the first time.  Starr has conflicting feelings about giving away her baby.  Jessica is consumed with guilt.  Rachel asks Nora if she still has the hots for Bo.
  • Tuesday: Todd and Blair’s truce comes to an abrupt end.  Marty lets John know exactly how she feels.  Schuyler provides Gigi with more details concerning Stacy’s personality.
  • Wednesday: John and Blair have different views on their marriage. Téa arrives on Todd’s doorstep with her suitcases packed.  Dorian finds herself all alone. 
  • Thursday: Natalie faces the music and talks to Marcie and Michael.  Cole and Starr find comfort in one anothers arms.  Jessica realizes Natalie did what she thought she had to do. 
  • Friday: Marcie has second thoughts about keepig Starr’s baby.  Todd and Blair battle for custody of their children.  Dorian is miserable, especially upon seeing how happy everyone else seems to be.

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



SOAPnet Audience Continues to Grow

Thursday, June 4, 2009 2:37 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Primetime viewership for SOAPnet, the network for soaps, increased in May for the fourth straight month, and reached a new high in several key demos.

In a press release issued Tuesday by the upstart cable/satellite network dedicated to the daytime drama, viewership for the month of May reached record highs in total viewers and the all important women aged 18-49 demographic. Also, viewership for the channel increased for the fourth consecutive month. Below are a few highlights from the press release.   

Record or near-record viewership for “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” on SOAPnet gave the network their most watched May ever in the women 18-49 demo. in the channel’s nine year history.  Ratings in the category for May 2009 increased 27% over one year ago, with an average of 142,000 viewers. Additionally, last month also marked SOAPnet’s most watched month ever in terms of total viewership, with an average of 361,000 viewers tuning in, a 15% increase over the same time last year. 

“All My Children,” which airs weeknights at 8:00 et, experienced their second highest rating ever on SOAPnet in the women 18-49 demo., falling only 8,000 viewers short of February 2005′s record of 201,000.  Also, May 2009 was “AMC’s” highest rated month ever on SOAPnet, and the fifth highest in terms of overall viewership with 464,000 people tuning in to watch the latest happenings in Pine Valley.  And, thus far in the 2008-09 season, “AMC” has experienced its five highest consecutive months in terms of SOAPnet viewership, which reached a record high 500,000 viewers back in March.  Even more impressive is the fact that “All My Children” is up 72% in the total viewers and 80% in terms of women 18-49, versus last year.   

“One Life to Live,” which airs weeknights at 9:00 et, also saw significant gains in viewers and demos for the month of May on SOAPnet.  The primetime audience for “OLTL” increased for the fifth straight month, giving May 2009 the soap’s highest rating in the women 18-49 category, with 179,000 viewers, an increase of 33% over last year.  Also, since the beginning of the 2008-09 season, “OLTL” has notched their three highest rated months on SOAPnet in total viewers.  And it marked “One Life to Live’s” largest ever May audience on the network, and third highest overall, with 392,000 total viewers, creating an increase of 14%.

SOAPnet, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Corporation, airs same-day repeats of soaps “All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “One Life to Live,” and “The Young and the Restless,” along with classic soaps such as “Ryan’s Hope.”  In recent years, the network’s programming schedule has expanded to include primetime dramas “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “One Tree Hill,” “The O.C.,” and “Gilmore Girls,” combined with original programming such as “MVP,” “1 Day With…,” “Soapography,” and “Southern Bells: Louisville.”

Click here to read the press release in its entirety.

“All My Chilren” airs weekdays on ABC.  Weeknights on SOAPnet.  Check local listings.

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


Discussion: SOAPnet Audience Continues to Grow


Thursday, June 4, 2009 1:28 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In 2005, drama teacher Lisa Glide appeared on the verge of a promising acting career, with small roles on “Dawson’s Creek” and the ABC soaps “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” However all that changed this week, when she plead guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

In an article posted on the New Jersey On-Line News Website, which first broke the story, the 35-year old Glide was accussed of engaging in a four month sexual relationship with one of her male students last year.  The Howell Township, New Jersey resident, and teacher at Old Bridge High School, admitted on Wednesday to New Brunswick Superior Court Judge Frederick De Vesa, that she and the student had sexual encounters on two separate occassions, neither of which were reportedly on school property. 

Pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a child in the fourth degree, Glide could be sentenced up to 364 days in the Middlesex County Jail.  Formal sentencing will be held in August.  In addition, she has also agreed to forfeit her teaching certificate and recuse herself from re-applying for certification at any New Jersey public school.  And, as per her plea agreement, Glide is to be place on probation for five years, receive counseling, and have only supervised contact with males under the age of 18.   

Since Glide pleaded guilty to the charges, Christie Bevacqua, the Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor, stated the state went with the lesser endangering charge of the fourth degree rather than the third, and dropped the second-degree sexual assualt charge, all because “the victim wanted to be spared having to testify.”  The student, who was 17 at the time of his affair with Glide, graduated from the school last June and is said to be “fine with this plea agreement.” 

As the school’s drama teacher, Glide was frequently in charge of organizing plays and rehearsels.  Last December, she was arrested, and later suspended, after details of the relationship leaked out.  Glide had been a teacher at the high school since 2004.  The sexual rendezous with her student were believed to have taken place between February and May of last year. 

Glide embarked on her career in education in 1999 as a substitute teacher in Weehawken, New Jersey.  In 2000, she was employed by Jersey City schools, and by the Marlboro Township School District the following year.  Majoring in theater at Montclair State University, she studied acting at Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, Glide earned $50,943 annually as a teacher at Old Bridge High School.   

In a 2005 interview with the Old Bridge newspaper “The Suburban,” Glide discussed her budding acting career, which included bit parts on the daytime dramas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” along with a guest shot on “Dawson’s Creek.”  The interview was conducted following Glide’s directing of the high school’s production of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite.” 

To read the full New Jersery On-line report, click here


OLTL Recap: Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 6:22 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“Are You the Gatekeeper?”

 Bess unlocks the door, thinking she’s coming face to face with Jean Randolph.  Pretending to be Jean, Viki prevails for Bess to look at the situation logically and realize that Jessica needs to face the truth.  Viki’s love and compassion reaches Jessicea, who begins to face the realization that her baby died. 

Schuyler attacks Kyle, accusing him of having stolen Stacy’s blood sample from his room.  Fish comes upon the scene and orders Schuyler to back off Kyle.  Fish doesn’t hid his dislike of Kyle, who points out they used to be friends.  Kyle warns Stacy that Schuyler and Gigi are on to her but she’s not worried.  Thinking Rex and Gigi aren’t home, Gigi uses her key to let her and Schuyler into the loft to get a sample of Stacy’s DNA.  Gigi and Schuyler walk in just as Stacy has managed to get Rex into a very compromising position. 

Layla and Cristian’s search for a third roommate gets off to a rocky start. 

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Jessica is overwhelmed with the memories of the night she gave birth to Chloe.
  • Gigi and Stacy have a chick fight.
  • Shaun has a proposition for Rachel. 

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