OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 18 Edition

Friday, May 15, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — I want my baby back.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Rex is comforted to learn that all is well with Shane after rushing the boy to the hospital for being under the weather on Wednesday, May 20.  Stacy proves what an immature little brat she is when she becomes jealous that a bond still exists between Rex and Gigi.  After Gigi drops by Rex’s loft and orders Shane to pack his belongings, Stacy manages to convince Rex to allow Gigi to take Shane back home with her.  By Friday, May 22, Stacy is successful in getting Rex to agree to let her live with him as long as she needs to.  And Kyle informs Stacy that, if he goes down for what he’s done, he’s taking her with him. 

The Inside Story: Reliving the Past
Marty’s memories come rushing back to her as she is trapped with Todd on Monday, May 18.  First she recounts the nightmare of the night she was raped, but then she remembers falling in love with Patrick and giving birth to Cole.  Meanwhile, Powell locks Blair and Téa in the boiler room.  After kidnapping baby Chloe from Llanfair, Rebecca meets up with Powell.  At the same time, a suspicious Starr and Cole find Kyle at Todd’s house.  John is desperate to get to Marty and beats up Kyle when he refuses to provide any information, and asks Fish to take him back to the station.  John has better luck than Starr in coaxing a frightened Jack into revealing what happened.  Powell floors Todd and Marty with the news that Chloe is really their granddaughter, and that she is his ticket to getting revenge on Tuesday, May 19.  Marty puts her psychiatrist skills to the test by claiming Powell is the reason she got her memory back.  Calming down, Powell places Chloe in Marty’s lap, only to see a look of relief on Todd’s face, prompting his anger to return.  As Powell lunges for Todd’s throat with a knife, Rebecca and John do battle with a syringe.  Managing to overcome Rebecca, John saves Todd and Marty and searches for Blair and Téa.  Todd and Marty head for the hospital to have Chloe checked out.  Across town, Blair and Téa pass out before Téacan reveal her big secret, but not before both proclaim Todd as the love of their lives.  Arriving in the nick of time, John comes to rescue the two women.  After removing Blair from the scene, Rebecca returns just as John is about to save Téa.  Shortly thereafter, the fraternity house explodes, leaving Téa trapped under the debris.  Hovering between life and death, Téa is rushed to the hospital.  On Friday, May 22, Michael shocks Todd with news that Téa’s injuries could prove fatal.

A Closer Look: Baby Blues
Natalie and Jared contemplate the best way to break the news about Chloe to Jessica. Before they get the chance however, Jessica is forced to confess the truth about her and  Brody after Jared and Natalie catch them together at Llanfair on Monday, May 18.  Jessica has the feeling that Natalie is keeping something from her, but has bigger problems to deal with when Chloe turns up missing on Tuesday, May 19.  As Jared and Natalie bowl over Viki, Clint, and Charlie with the news that Chloe is really Starr’s baby, Jessica’s memory flashes back to Bess and the night Chloe was born.  Starr and Cole, meanwhile, work to ease Jack’s fears.  Viki and Clint’s hearts break as they realize that Jessica must be told that her baby died on Wednesday, May 20.  Tradegy is narrowly averted when Jessica’s memories come flooding back and she passes out while in the car with Brody, who rushes her to the hospital.  After coming back to, Jessica tries to take baby Chloe from Marty’s arms after hearing a infant crying.  On Thursday, May 21, Starr and Cole learn from Marcie and Michael that it is a different baby that’s buried in Hope’s grave.  Back at the hospital, Viki reaffirms Powell’s claim to Marty and Todd, who agree that it is in everyone’s best interests to give Jessica some time to digest the news on Thursday, May 21.  Overwhelmed with memories of Bess, Jessica hightails it out of the hospital with Chloe in tow.  Todd and Marty reunite wiht Starr and Cole, and inform the teens that they have something to tell them.  Viki, Clint, and Brody are horrified to discover both Jessica and Chloe missing.  After an emontional reunion with her children, Blair is informed by Marty that Chloe is really Hope.  Viki, putting two and two together, quickly realizes that Bess has retaken control in order to protect Jessica.  And, as she drives further away from Llanview with the baby, Bess temporarily loses control to Jessica while on the phone wth Brody on Friday, May 22, however, she quickly manages to regain control of the situation. 

One Life to Live News and Headlines

OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 18, 2009

  • Markko and Langston learn of Lola’s deception and reveal a deadly secret. (Canadian Cable Guide)
  • Téa makes it through surgery. (Canadian Cable Guide)
  • Blair, Marty, and Todd share some earth-shattering news with Starr and Cole.  (ABC Soaps in Depth)
  • Bess goes on the run with baby Chloe. (Canadian Cable Guide)
  • Nora informs Bo of her engagment to Clint. (New York Daily News)

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


Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 18 Edition


My View of Llanview: May 15 Edition

Friday, May 15, 2009 12:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Is “One Life to Live” even trying anymore?

For those of you out there who have not abandoned ship already and change the channel whenever the “OLTL” theme music starts to play, this question is directed at you. For many years I have been loyal to this soap, and have been with it through its many ups and downs. But like anything in life, you ultimately look in the mirror one day and ask yourself if it is time to move on.

As noted above, I have witnessed many wonderfully played out storylines over the years (i.e., Viki’s DID), and equally as many horrific storylines (i.e., the One Pure People and who shot John’s father plots). But through it all I soldiered on and remained a Rock of Gibraltar when it came to my soap, “One Life to Live.” However, recently I have began questioning myself as it if may now be the time to leave my Llanview home. While the soap is not as bad these days as I have seen it in the past, there is much that not right on my favorite soap.

It is starting to appear as if no one on the show (writers, actors, directors) is even trying anymore. Nothing makes sense anymore. Baby Chloe being exhumed at night? Starr and Cole kicking back at the prom while waiting for their dead baby to be dug up. Powell driving from Rochester, New York to Llanview, Pennsylvania and changing clothes in less than ten minutes. Dorian’s hairstyle changing from one room to another. Tea suddenly dressed after being kidnapped by Powell, when she was wearing only her bra, panties, and overcoat just before his arrival. Starr believing Jack when he told her that Blair, who had just gotten out of the hospital and could barely stand, running off to watch a movie with Todd. Cole still having a drivers license after causing a horrific accident while higher than a kite and having to go to rehab. PI Rex turning becoming dumber than a box of rocks with regards to Stacy. Starr finding a prom dress and doing her hair and make-up all during one commercial break. John managing to escape from a straight jacket in a locked room at a mental institute. Rebecca being able to impersonate Marty…..apparently, the Sitwell Institute doesn’t run background checks. Justin being so cruel to Matthew, a member of one of the richest families in town, just because he is in a wheelchair. The list goes on and on and on and on.

I understand that it is a soap and it is their job to entertain us. I also realize that soap logic is completely different from real world logic, but still…. Watching “OLTL” lately is about like driving by a car accident. You don’t want to look, but something in your brain says that you just have to, no matter how horrific it may be. That’s how I feel about “One Life to Live” these days. It’s just that bad. However there are a few bright spots such as Markko/Langston, Jessica/Brody, and Matthew/Destiny. But for the most part, this show is starting to take on more water than the Titanic.

It is difficult to fathom that this the same soap, with the same head writer, that was critically acclaimed only one year ago. Llanview had so much promise heading into the summer of 2008. The fallout from Nash’s death, Dorian’s takeover of Buchanan Enterprises, the return on Tina Lord Roberts and the real Marty Saybrooke, and the 40th anniversary episodes, just to name a few. One year later, Llanview has been invaded by Rex, Gigi, Stacy, Starr, Cole, John, Todd, and Marty. The rest of the cast is mere supporting players in this horrible drawn-out nightmare. Pardon my French, but what the hell happened? Aside from likely network interference from Brian Frons, I’m not really sure. As evident from many of the storylines from the first half of last year, we know that Ron Carlivati can be and is in fact a much, much better writer, capable of high quality storylines than the crap we, as fans, have been subjected to during the past few months. It’s just like night and day….or turning a light switch off and on. It’s nonsense. I’ve seen better writing in high school drama productions than on “OLTL” lately.

Speaking of crap……what about this year’s Emmy nominees for Best Daytime Drama? Color me shocked that neither “One Life to Live” (for last summer’s 40th anniversary episodes) nor “Guiding Light” (one last tribute for the 72-year-old canceled soap) were nominated. Well, at least I can take some comfort in the fact that “General Hospital” was shut out as well, meaning no 11th Emmy statue in the category for the soap that always seems to be rewarded no matter how bad it gets (I swear, “GH” could do a storyline about watching paint dry and they would win best drama). I find it very amusing that the recent ratings for “GH” have gone through the cellar. True “OLTL” isn’t faring all that much better, but being in the middle to bottom of the pack has been familiar territory for “OLTL” throughout much of its history, unlike “GH,” who used to set near the top of the ratings.

Otherwise, “OLTL” received only two acting nominations this year which, unfortunately is also nothing new for the red-headed, freckled stepchild of the ABC Daytime line-up. Congratulations to Susan Haskell and Bree Williamson though, nonetheless. With any luck perhaps at least one of the ladies will bring home a trophy for the show. I’ve always felt that, for the most part, “One Life to Live” has always had the most under appreciated cast in daytime. Of course, there are a few exceptions, however most of the cast is rather talented. Not that anyone would know that by watching the show recently, since most of those actors have been placed on the back burner, however.

With that said, I now have found myself at a loss for words. I honestly don’t know what else to say about “OLTL” at this point. That’s just how disgusted I am with the show at this point. I pray that it will get better again soon, and I believe that it will, but it may take some time to complete the transformation. In the meantime, I’ll continue to watch out of loyalty and genuine love for the show I grew up and have watched for nearly all of my twenty-nine years. Doesn’t mean that I’ll always like storylines or the characters, however. But it does mean that perhaps I still have a little “Life” left in me yet.

For those of you unable to figure out the answers to the trivia questions from my last column, here they are (correct answers in bold): Question #1: In 1983 how did Countess Echo DiSavoy earn her unusual nickname? Was it a) because of her ability to imitate voices over the telephone, b) because of her resemblance to her mother, c) because of her unusually deep singing voice, or d) “Echo” was an acronym hor her full name, Eleanor Claire Helena Olivia. Question #2: Back in 1979 who became the first person who figure out that Dr. Mario Correlli was indeed his presumed dead brother Marco Dane? Was it a) Karen Wolek, b) Larry Wolek, c) Dorian Lord, or d) Edwina Lewis. Question #3: Patrick Thornhart was involved with an Irish terrorist group known as the Men of what? a) 8, b) 13, c) 21, or d) 100. And Question #4: Alex Olanov was assigned to locate the missing Sarah Buchanan in 1990 by what government agency? a) FAB (Federal Anticrime Bureau), b) ISB (International Security Bureau), c) WSB (World Security Bureau), or d) The Triple I (International Intelligence & Investigation.

Hope you enjoyed those questions, and that they didn’t prove too difficult for you. Now time for this week’s trivia challenge: Question #1: In 1980, Dr. Ivan Kipling harbored a secret so disgusting that he was willing to kill to keep it buried. Was it a) he was a Nazi war criminal, b) he frequented prostitutes, c) he had never gone to medical school, or d) he performed experimental surgery on homeless men. Question #2: Back in 1969 who or what interrupted Viki Lord and Joe Riley’s first trip down the aisle? Was it a) a fight that broke out, b) the emergence of Niki Smith, c) Victor Lord suffering a heart attack, or d) a confrontation with Dorian Lord, who claimed to be Joe’s first wife. Question #3: Two years later, in 1971, with Joe Riley presumed dead, Viki first met the man that would become her next husband, Steve Burke. But where did the two future lovebirds meet? a) her father hired him to be her bodyguard, b) she accidentally ran him down with her car, c) he became her new editor at The Banner, or d) she had interviewed him for a story about political corruption. And Question #4: Convicted rapist Todd Manning suddenly found himself pardoned for his crimes in 1994. But why? Was it because a) Blair Cramer seduced the governor into pardoning him, b) Larry Wolek discovered a brain tumor that made Todd not criminally responsible for his crimes, c) Todd rescued Marty Saybrooke, CJ Roberts, and Jessica Buchanan from a car accident, or d) Todd agreed to testify against mob boss Carlo Hesser. I’ll have the answers in the May 30th edition of the column. But if you are stumped and can’t wait, you may want to consult a copy of The One Life to Live 40th Anniversary Trivia Book by Gerry Waggett. Just a suggestion…. but one you might find useful.

Well that’s a wrap on another edition of the column. Until we meet again in two weeks, stay safe and healthy, and enjoy the wonderful late spring weather. Aloha!

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

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


Discussion: My View of Llanview: May 15 Edition


Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:10 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 14, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Opal can’t shake the unsettling feeling that someone’s death is on the horizon.

Marissa tells Krystal that she doesn’t hate her but still doesn’t want anything to with either her or David. Marissa gets teary as she leaves town. Krystal heads off to confront Adam for ruining her life.

David blames Adam for poisoning Little A against him.

JR falls off the wagon after Adam informs him that he’s leaving control of Chandler Enterprises to Scott in the event of his death.

Tad becomes more and more convinced that Adam killed Dixie. A drunken JR wants vengeance for Dixie’s death.

Zach and Kendall get the devastating news that Ian won’t make it through the night. Kendall and Zach share a tacit look of understanding when Ian flat lines.

Adam’s enemies are on the warpath.

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



Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:05 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 14, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sonny asks Claudia point blank if she had any role whatsoever in Michael’s shooting. Jason doesn’t tell Sonny what he really knows about Claudia after Sonny reveals he’s trying to lure Claudia into a false sense of security. Ric warns Claudia he’s going to stake his claim to her baby if it turns out that he’s the father.

Jax worries that Carly is in denial about Michael.

Lucky pours his heart out to Elizabeth about the situation with Luke and Ethan. Luke, Ethan and Tracy, meanwhile, find themselves in danger in a deserted bar in Singapore. Someone is keeping a close eye on Tracy, Luke and Ethan.

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



Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:01 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 14, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Powell puts the next phase of his macabre plan in motion by holding Todd, Blair, Marty and Tea captive in the fraternity house room where he and Todd raped Marty. Powell torments his hostages while proclaiming he’s going to have one of the women kill Todd. Remembering a book he read as a kid about Harry Houdini, John summons his strength and takes off in pursuit of Marty after managing to escape from his straitjacket.

Marcie feels the need to be at the cemetery during Hope’s exhumation. Starr and Cole are also drawn to the cemetery, knowing they’ll soon have the answers they seek.

Dorian and Ray find passion in each other’s arms.

A drugged Lola rambles to Dorian and Ray about how she got even with Langston and Markko. Meanwhile, Both Langston and Markko are nervous as they anticipate making love for the first time.

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



Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:50 AM ET | By Errol Lewis – (updated 4:51 PM ET)

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Thursday, May 14, 2009 during the fourth hour of NBC’s telecast of “The Today Show”, nominations were announced for “The 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards”. The list included Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor.

After the awards, the full list of nominations were released online at the official Daytime Emmy Awards website.

A private nomination party will be held later this evening in New York City. Soap Opera Network will be there and live Tweeting. If you haven’t done so already, follow us on Twitter.

For your entertainment pleasure, here is a list of those that can now breathe easy knowing they received a nomination in the following categories:

Outstanding Drama Series

  • All My Children (ABC) – Julie Hanan Carruthers, Executive Producer; Charles Pratt Jr., Consulting Producer; Nadine Aronson, Coordinating Producer; Karen Johnson, Producer; Ginger Smith, Producer
  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) – Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer; Rhonda Friedman, Supervising Producer; Ron Weaver, Senior Producer; Adam Dusevoir, Coordinating Producer; Cynthia P. Popp, Producer
  • Days of our Lives (NBC) – Ken Corday, Executive Producer; Edward Scott, Co-Executive Producer; Gary Tomlin, Co-Executive Producer; Janet Spellman-Rider, Senior Coordinating Producer; Tom Walker, Senior Coordinating Producer; Time Stevens, Coordinating Producer; Albert Alarr, Producer

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard, “All My Children”)
  • Maura West (Carly Snyder, “As The World Turns”)
  • Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester, “The Bold and the Beautiful”)
  • Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke, “One Life to Live”)
  • Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, “The Young and the Restless”)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater, “All My Children”)
  • Peter Reckell (Bo Brady, “Days of our Lives”)
  • Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer, “General Hospital”)
  • Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis, “Guiding Light”)
  • Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, “The Young and the Restless”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Lavery, “All My Children”)
  • Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart Slater, “All My Children”)
  • Julie Pinson (Janet Ciccone, “As The World Turns”)
  • Tamara Braun (Ava Vitali, “Days of our Lives”)
  • Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan, “One Life to Live”)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward, “All My Children”)
  • Jacob Young (JR Chandler, “All My Children”)
  • Van Hansis (Luke Snyder, “As The World Turns”)
  • Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli, “General Hospital”)
  • Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis, “Guiding Light”)

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

  • Meredith Hagner (Liberty Ciccone, “As The World Turns”)
  • Rachel Melvin (Chelsea Brady, “Days of our Lives”)
  • Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones, “General Hospital”)
  • Julie Berman (Lulu Spencer, “General Hospital”)
  • Emily O’Brien (Jana Fisher, “The Young and the Restless”)

Outstanding Young Actor in a Drama Series

  • Cornelius Smith Jr. (Frankie Hubbard, “All My Children”)
  • Darin Brooks (Max Brady, “Days of our Lives”)
  • Blake Berris (Nick Fallon, “Days of our Lives”)
  • EJ Bonilla (Rafe Rivera, “Guiding Light”)
  • Bryton McClure (Devon Hamilton, “The Young and the Restless”)

New Approaches – Daytime Entertainment

  • All My Children (ABC) – Julie Hanan Carruthers, Executive Producer (“All My Children”); Enza Dolce, Producer
  • I Met the Walrus (YouTube) – Jerry Levitan, Producer; Josh Raskin, Director, Writer.
  • Imaginary Bitches (YouTube) – Andrew Miller, Executive Producer, Director, Head Writer; Seth Cohen, Producer; Judson MOrgan, Producer; Nichole Millard, Writer; Jeff Poliquin, Writer; Kathryn Price, Writer; Sam Riegel, Writer; Quyen Tran, Cinematographer; Tatiana Riegel, Editor; Connie Fletcher Staton, Performer; Jessalyn Gilsig, Performer; Elizabeth Hendrickson, Performer; James Kee, Performer; Charlie Koznick, Performer; Brooke Nevin, Performer; Eden Riegel, Performer; Greg Rikaart, Performer; Michael Traynor, Performer; Chandra West, Performer, Brittany Ishibashi, Performer.
  • TAC.TV (Internet) – Catalina Brieceno, Producer; Michel Beaudet, Created by, Executive Producer, Writer and Director; Bruce Dinsmore, Voice; Howard Schrier, Writer-English Adaptations; Hugo Caron, Art Director, Layouts; Alexis Cadieux, Writer; Simon Parizeau, Production Supervisor, Editor, Sound Editor.
  • The New York Style Magazine Screen Tests (NYTimes.com) – Stefano Tonchi, Editor, T: Style; Janet Froelich, Creative Director; Judith Puckett-Rinella, Senior Photography Editor; Horacio Silva, Online Director; Jenny Hung, Visual Editor; Lynn Hirschberg, Editor at Large; Greg Brunkalla, Director.

Outstanding Achievement for a Casting Director for a Drama Series

  • As The World Turns (CBS) – Mary Clay Boland, Casting Director
  • Days of our Lives (NBC) – Marine Saitta, Casting Director
  • General Hospital (ABC) – Mark Teschner, Casting Director

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

  • All My Children (ABC) - Names to follow…
  • Days of our Lives (NBC) - Names to follow…
  • One Life to Live (ABC) – Names to follow…

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

  • All My Children (ABC) - Names to follow…
  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) – Names to follow…
  • General Hospital (ABC) – Names to follow…
  • One Life to Live (ABC) – Names to follow…

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series

  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) – Names to follow…
  • General Hospital (ABC) – Names to follow…
  • Passions (DirecTV) – Names to follow…

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for a Drama Series

  • All My Children (ABC) - David Zyla, Costume Designer; James P. Hammer, Costume Designer; Kate Jones, Costume Designer.
  • One Life to Live (ABC) – Susan Gammie, Costume Designer; Sally Lesser, Costume Designer; David Brooks, Costume Designer.
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS) – Jennifer Johns, Costume Designer

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction for a Drama Series

  • All My Children (ABC) – Names to follow…
  • Days of our Lives (NBC) – Names to follow…
  • One Life to Live (ABC) – Names to follow…
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS) – Names to follow…

Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series

  • All My Children (ABC) – Names to follow…
  • Days of our Lives (NBC) – Names to follow…
  • One Life to Live (ABC) – Names to follow…

Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Drama Series

  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) - Names to follow…
  • Days of our Lives (NBC) – Names to follow…
  • One Life to Live (ABC) – Names to follow…

Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series

  • All My Children (ABC) – Names to follow…
  • As The Wolrd Turns (CBS) – Names to follow…
  • One Life to Live (ABC) – Names to follow…

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series

  • All My Children (ABC) – Names to follow…
  • Days of our Lives (NBC) – Names to follow…
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS) – Names to follow…

Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series

  • Guiding Light (CBS) – The Leaver (Getting Left) – Names to follow…
  • One Life to Live (ABC) – We All Fall Down – Names to follow…
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS) – All My Days Filled With You - Names to follow…
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS) – For All Time – Names to follow…

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control for a Drama Series

  • All My Children (ABC) – Names to follow…
  • One Life to Live (ABC) – Names to follow…
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS) – Names to follow…

Outstanding Achievment in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series

  • All My Children (ABC) – Roger Mooney, Production Designer; Chas Plummer, Scenic Designer; Joel Reynolds, Scenic Designer; Martin Fahrer, Scenic Design.
  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) – Jack Forrestel, Production Designer; Fabrice Kenwood, Art Director; Elsa Zamparelli, Set Decorator; Charlotte Garnell Scheide, Set Decorator.
  • Days of our Lives (NBC) – Dan Olexiewicz, Production Designer; Tom Early, Art Director; Jennifer Savala, Art Director; Danielle Mullen, Set Decorator.

Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Episodic

  • 2008 Video Music Awards Host Campaign (MTV) – Names to follow…
  • All My Children (ABC) – Names to follow…
  • Dr. Phil (Syndicated) – Names to follow…
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated) – Names to follow…

Hosted by “Ugly Betty” star Vanessa William, “The 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards” will air Live on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM ET on The CW Television Network from the historic Orpheum Theatre in in Los Angeles, California.


Discussion: The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees


  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • All My Children
  • One Life to Live
  • The Young and the Restless
  • Days of our Lives
  • General Hospital
  • As The World Turns
  • Guiding Light
  • The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards

    Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:15 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 18, 2009.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: VCR ALERTS

    • Monday: Marty’s memories come flooding back to her. Blair and Tea’s lives are in jeopardy. Jessica senses Natalie and Jared are keeping a secret.
    • Tuesday: Marty attempts to outwit a menacing Powell. Jessica is horrified to discover Chloe missing. Time is running out for Blair and Tea.
    • Wednesday: Tea has a secret she wants to reveal to Blair before it is too ate. Rebecca makes a desperate move. Natalie and Jared confess all to their parents.
    • Thursday: Starr and Cole get shocking news. Bess emerges to protect a fragile Jessica. Stacy manipulates Rex to get what she wants.
    • Friday: Having regained her memory, Marty shares an emotional reunion with Cole. Viki figures out what’s happened to Jessica. Kyle puts the screws to Stacy.

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



    Thursday, May 14, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 18, 2009.

    GENERAL HOSPITAL: VCR ALERTS

    • Monday: Carly gets the news she’s been praying for. Ethan drops a bomb on Lulu. Rebecca makes a deal with Alexis.
    • Tuesday: Jason wants to keep the truth from Michael. Tracy makes a confession to Lulu. Claudia thinks she’s one step closer to being in the clear.
    • Wednesday: Carly is hurt by Michael’s anger towards her. Johnny and Olivia find comfort in each other’s arms. Jason opens up to Sam about his fears for Michael.
    • Thursday: Carly blames Jax for Michael turning against her. Tracy learns what Holly’s really after. Rebecca might be more calculating than she’s let on.
    • Friday: Carly is devastated by Michael’s harsh words. Claudia confronts Olivia about sleeping with Johnny. Holly evades Lucky’s questions about Ethan.

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



    Thursday, May 14, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 18, 2009.

    ALL MY CHILDREN: VCR ALERTS

    • Monday: Aidan is desperate to find Annie. Ryan spirits Kendall away. Zach goes to bat for Kendall.
    • Tuesday: Kendall grows suspicious of Erica. JR makes a surprising discovery. Jesse springs into action.
    • Wednesday: Zach promises to keep Liza’s secret. Annie gets an unlikely ally. Tragedy strikes.
    • Thursday: Krystal figures out what David’s been up to. Liza shares her plan with Jake. Tad shows some strange behavior.
    • Friday: Liza defends herself to Colby. Kendall refuses to turn her back on Zach. Zach has an encounter with Annie.

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



    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 11:03 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Nash Brennan may have died a year ago, but that isn’t stopping “One Life to Live” from introducing the deceased character’s estranged parents.

    It was a serious of horrific accidents that led to death of father and husband Nash Brennan in May of 2008, the shock of which led his widow Jessica to a nervous breakdown resulting in the resurfacing of her struggles with DID.

    Now, one year removed from the tradegy, Jessica is finally beginning to put the pieces of her life back together again. However, there remains one secret that could again shatter her already fragile state of mind. As the news of baby Chloe’s true maternity begins to rear its ugly head around Llanview, Jessica begins to retreat into her own mind. With the heiress unable to comprehend what is happening around her, Jess’ domaineering gate-keeper alternate personality Bess soon resurfaces to get a grasp on the situation. Along the road, Tess, her free-spirit counterpart, also looks to cause trouble for those involved.

    But it is Bess who, while pretending to be Jessica, goes on the run with baby Chloe and seeks a safe haven with Phil and Cindy Brennan, the long absent parents of Jessica’s late husband Nash. At this time, “OLTL” has not released the names of the actors potraying either character, however they will first air on May 28th when Bess and Chloe show up on their doorstep.

    Eric Martin Brown returns once more as Stan, Stacy’s old Vegas boss, the week of May 26th, as he demands the former stripper return the money she stole from him. In addition, he will also have to tangle with Rex, who believes Stacy is an angel sent form Heaven above to save his son’s life with her stem cells.

    With the KAD serial killer storyline reaching a climax later this month, “OLTL” is confirming that Sean Moynihan and Jessica Kaye are out as convicted rapist Powell Lord III and his evil sidekick Rebecca Lewis during the week of May 18th.

    Look for another dayplayer role on June 26th.

    And “OLTL” released to new audition scripts on Tuesday of this week. The first is for a “Justice of the Peace.” In this dayplayer role, a wedding cermony is being performed. Toward the end of the ceremony, the justice states that ‘John’ and ‘Karen’ have asked their loves ones to join with them as they make a public display of a private commitment they have already made with one another. As the scene ends, he tells those in attendance that the couple knows how much everyone cares for them, and that they are about to witness their holy union as they prepare to spend the rest of their lives together. From the tone of the script, it appears that the couple was recently married privately, and is now reaffirming their vows in a public ceremony. And, as is common policy with “OLTL,” the names are frequently changed in audition scripts to throw off the viewer.

    The second script is somewhat more complex, and is for the role of ‘Brenden.’ The scene begins with Brenden, who is apparently a teenager, being introduced to ‘Ron’ and ‘Jim’ by ‘Lynn.’ Apparently his drug counselor, Lynn calls Brenden a friend. Brenden responds by telling Lynn that’s it alright to reveal that she is his counselor and that she (Lynn) is really great. Ron asks Brenden is telling the truth, to which he responds that, before he met Lynn, he stayed so high he couldn’t even skateboard. Lynn says that they should see how good Brenden skates now that he has kicked his drug habit. Brenden states that he got a little scrapped up a short time ago while trying to do a kickup and needs to get some ice from ‘Carlotta’ to put on his injury. Jim tells Brenden that he needs to start wearing a helmet, prompting Brenden to ask him if he was the one who sent the flowers to Lynn. Ron speaks up and confessing that he was the one who sent them to her. When Lynn asks Brenden how he feels, he becomes nervous and states that he is 42 days clean, but asks to take some aspirin for his headache from his skateboarding accident. Brenden ignores Jim’s suggestion that he go to the emergency room to get checked out, and becomes agitated when Jim asks him exactly where he hit his head. As the scene draws to a close, Brenden points out to Jim just where he bumped his head, and states that it really hurts. However, when Lynn asks Brenden the extent of his injuries, he questions how she knows his name.

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


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