‘OLTL’ Nixes Previews — Again

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:29 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Wondering what happened to the “One Life to Live” next day previews at the end of each episode? Well, SON may have the answer.

After years of showing next day previews at the end of each episode for all three of their soaps, ABC suddenly discontinued the practice last summer. While the network gave no specific reason for the change, several sources cited money as the contributing factor to the previews being dropped. Apparently, editing together the 30-second daily end of episode previews for “All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and “General Hospital” was costly, and ABC thought the money would be better spent elsewhere. Plus, tightening budgets and a bleak economy were also apparently to blame. However, by axing the previews, the network was able to squeeze in a few extra commercials at the end of each soap (between the final scene and the closing credits), to bring in added revenue. Replacing the end of episode previews were more generic weekly promos for each of the three soaps, which were scheduled to air randomly during the ABC Daytime programming block in an attempt to lure more viewers to the network’s daytime line-up.

However, the end of episode previews returned to “OLTL” only last fall, just in time for the November sweeps. “We have an amazing story coming in November, and we want the audience to get a sneak preview every day,” announced “One Life” Executive Producer Frank Valentini just a few weeks before the previews were reinstated. But they didn’t end there. Instead the previews continued to air throughout the winter, and through this year’s March sweeps. Beginning with the March 30th episode, the previews were again dropped following the conclusion of the sweeps period. Reading between the lines of Valentini’s statement, it is apparent that the episode previews were only intended to air until the sweeps period was over. It remains anybody’s guess if an when the end-of-episode previews will return to either “OLTL” or her sister soaps “AMC” or “GH.” But for now, “OLTL” fans will have to be content with the weekly promos for their favorite daytime drama.

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


Discussion: ‘OLTL’ Nixes Previews — Again


 


Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7:15 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” brings the past into the present with the returns of Powell Lord III and Rebecca Lewis.

In 1993, Powell Lord III (first cousin to Viki and Todd), reluctantly raped Marty Saybrooke along with frat buddies Todd Manning and Zach Rosen. However, after receiving a lesser sentence then his two accomplices, he was soon released for good behavior. Powell soon fell in love with Rebecca Lewis, an unsuspecting young lady who had been brainwashed by Angela Holiday, a scam artist in cahoots with conman Cain Rogan. Unfortunately for Powell, however, was that naïve Rebecca was enamored with Todd, and soon began visiting him in jail. After tricking the girl into helping him, Todd attempted to get revenge on Marty for sending him to prison, but accidentally killed boyfriend Suede Pruitt in the process.

Holding Rebecca hostage, Todd soon fled the scene with Bo and Powell in hot pursuit. Eventually Todd plunged to his ‘death’ in an icy river nearby. With Todd presumed dead, Rebecca began to fall for Powell (who asked her to marry him), unaware that her new beau was actually the culprit of in a rash of sexual assaults involving nurses at Llanview Hospital. Unbeknownst to anyone, Powell’s mind had snapped and that he believed the only way Rebecca would love him was if he were a serial rapist like Todd. Soon, however, Powell’s involvement in the crimes was revealed, and he was committed to a mental institution in 1994, where he resides today. With her fiancé in jail, Rebecca supposedly decided to leave Llanview behind for Texas.

Flash forward to Llanview 15 years later, as the town is being stalked by a serial killer, identifying himself as a member of the same KAD fraternity which Todd, Zach, and Powell belonged to at the time of Marty’s gang rape. Initial suspects included Todd and recently returned frat buddy Zach, however, recent evidence began to point in a different direction. With suspicion now shifting in the direction of Powell, John McBain soon pays convicted rapist a visit seeking to determine his guilt or innocence in the crime spree.

On April 30th, Sean Moynihan reprises his role as the psychotic grandnephew of the late Victor Lord. However, he will not return alone. Viewers will soon learn that his old flame Rebecca Lewis has been secretly visiting her old love. In fact, when Rebecca is first seen, she is wearing a hosptial coat and badge sporting the name “Dr. Marty Saybrooke.” On May 1st, Jessica Kaye debuts as Rebecca, a role originated by Reiko Aylesworth. Apparently, Aylesworth was unable to fit “OLTL” into her schedule, which includes a starring role on the ABC primetime drama “Lost.” Kaye has appeared in such films as “The Audition,” “Veronkia Decides to Die,” and “Gargoyle” (which she also helped produce). Moynihan, meanwhile has only had a few small acting roles since leaving “OLTL,” with appearances on “Pacific Blue” and “Sliders,” both of which were in 1996.

While the lengths of both Moynihan and Kaye’s stints on “One Life to Live” are being kept quiet, viewers can expect the pair to create much drama throughout the month of May, and causes problems for Todd, Téa, Marty, and John in particular. The storyline also looks to involve Viki as well, in that John contacts her for insight into her cousin Powell’s possible state of mind. Also rumored to possibly play a role in the storyline are LPD officer Oliver Fish and Llanview Hospital lab tech Kyle Lewis (who oddly shares a last name with Rebecca), both of which have been revealed to be graduates of the recently reinstated KAD fraternity at Llanview University. However, while both Powell and Rebecca become swept up in the KAD serial killer storyline, it remains to be seen if either (or both) is actually a murderer. Nonetheless, the plot is expected to come to a climax during the upcoming May sweeps.

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


Discussion: A ‘Lord’ and His Accomplice Return to ‘One Life’


 

 

 


More Soap Stars Play Ball for Charity

Monday, April 20, 2009 11:47 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — More soap stars from “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” and “One Life to Live” sign up for this year’s Tammy Rubin Rice Charity Softball Game.

Now in its eleventh year, the Tammy Rubin Rice Celebrity Softball Game, whose namesake died of breast cancer, is sponsored by the Shorefront Friends for Hospice. The voluntary organization offers supportive health services for terminally ill patients.

Here is a list of soap stars scheduled to attend this year’s game (names in bold are the newest additions). Representing ABC at this year’s game are the following cast members from “One Life to Live”: Eddie Alderson (Matthew Buchanan), Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), John Brotherton (Jared Banks), Brandon Buddy (Cole Thornhart), Brett Claywell (Kyle Lewis), Scott Clifton (Schuyler Joplin), Shenell Edmonds (Destiny), Scott Evans (Oliver Fish), Farah Fath (Gigi Morasco), John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom), Sean Ringgold (Shaun), Jason Tam (Markko Rivera), Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde Cramer), and Austin Williams (Shane Morasco). Representing CBS will be Alex Cole (Hunter), Mick Hazen (Parker Snyder), Billy Magnussen (Casey Hughes) and Marnie Schulenburg (Alison Stewart) from “As the World Turns,” Bonnie Dennison (Daisy Lemay) and Caitlin van Zandt (Ashlee Wolfe) from “Guiding Light,” and Daniel Kennedy (Peter/Petey Cortlandt) from “All My Children.”

The 11th Annual Tammy Rubin Rice Celebrity Softball Game will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Midwood High School softball field in Brooklyn, New York, located at Avenue K and East 16th Street. The gates open at 11:00 am et, with the game beginning at 11:30 am et. Tickets cost $25.00 each, and all proceeds go to benefit the charity.

To order tickets, please send a check or money order, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to Shorefront Friends for Hospice (C/o Jodi Waxman), at 61 Bay 35th Street Brooklyn, New York 11214. For more information, click here to e-mail the event organizer.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.
“As the World Turns” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.
“Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.
“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Discussion: More Soap Stars Play Ball for Charity


  • All My Children
  • One Life to Live
  • Billy Magnussen
  • As The World Turns
  • Scott Clifton
  • Guiding Light
  • Austin Williams
  • Farah Fath
  • Kristen Alderson
  • Jason Tam
  • Scott Evans
  • Brett Claywell
  • Brandon Buddy
  • Brittany Underwood
  • Shenell Edmonds
  • Sean Ringgold
  • John-Paul Lavoisier
  • John Brotherton
  • Eddie Alderson
  • Alex Cole
  • Mick Hazen
  • Marnie Schulenburg
  • Bonnie Dennison
  • Caitlin van Zandt
  • Daniel Kennedy

    ‘OLTL’ Late April Casting News

    Monday, April 20, 2009 10:12 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The latest casting news for “One Life to Live.”

    Stacy is confronted by her past on May 6th, when Eric Martin Brown arrives in Llanview as Stan, the former call girl’s boss from her Vegas show days. Stan, who was last seen in February, is looking to settle a debt with his former employee. Ken Schwarz appears as “Gravedigger #1″ on May 15th, as one particular recent storyline comes to a climax. “OLTL” has recently released a casting call for the roles of Aurelia and Geraldo, which appear to be recurring. And the show is reportedly in the process of casting Rex Balsom’s comatose father, and is looking for a ‘big name actor’ to tackle the role.

    Réal Andrews may soon be calling Llanview home. The actor, best known for his work as the tough-as-nail cop Taggert on “General Hospital,” commented recently that “One Life to Live” was ‘holding’ a role for him (after announcing last month that he had auditioned for the soap). Could it be the rumored miracle doctor Garrett, boyfriend to Rachel Gannon and big brother to Shaun and Destiny, that will help Matthew regain the use of his legs? Only time will tell, but indications are beginning to point in that direction. Also, is Evangeline Williamson (last portrayed by Renee Elise Goldsberry from 2003-2007) returning to Llanview? “OLTL” Head Writer Ron Carlivati recently commented to ABC Soaps in Depth that “Well, Evangeline is Layla’s sister. But you’ve got to give Layla a chance to get her foot in the door with Cris first. If Evangeline does in fact return, don’t be surprised if Layla’s sis is recast.” The character, who has been in a coma since December 2007 following being attacked by white supremacist Tate Harmon.

    And finally, with the KAD serial killer storyline heating up, many fans have begun speculating as to the identity of the murderer. While agreeing to keep the matter hush-hush, SON can tell you that the sudden appearance of two familiar characters next month, may or may not have ties to the killer. But will they look the same, or not? For now, “OLTL” isn’t commenting. Regardless, it will spell bad news for all those involved. As for the identity of the two characters, all we can say is that this pair still have ties to the canvas, despite some time away from Llanview.

     

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


    Discussion: ‘OLTL’ Late April Casting Report




    Monday, April 20, 2009 12:27 AM ET | By Venus Stone


    alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — For the sake of her son…

    THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

    Casey and Alison get closer after trying to locate a patient. Vienna and Henry get a warning about keeping secrets from others. On Friday, April 24 Jack gives Parker some not so pleasant news.

    The Inside Story: Desperate Measures

    Noah, still being held captive by Zac and Zoe tries his best to escape but Zac captures him. Zoe thinks it’s time to go into their next phase of their plan and send out a ransom note to Lily, Holden and Luke,telling them that in order to get Noah unharmed to deliver a large sum of cash. Holden instantly assumes that it is Damien behind the plot and lunges at him. Lily, however, insists that Damien couldn’t have done it but Luke is very wary. When they get to the police station they fill Margo in on Noah’s kidnapping. Luke quickly points the finger at Damien. Getting Lily, Holden and Luke alone, Margo advises against them paying the ransom because it could put Noah in greater harm. A frustrated Luke exits the interrogation room and sees Damien who begs for him to let him lend his help. When Damien enters the interrogation room, Holden once again lashes out that he is to blame for Noah’s disappearance. Margo, in the meantime gets news that Damien’s finger prints are on the ransom note and quickly puts him in lock-up. Lily, not believing that Damien could have been behind the kidnapping tries to plead with Margo but fails. In the meantime, Luke, who is off by himself gets a text message from ‘Noah’ telling him where he is. When Luke gets there Zac and Zoe corner him and tie him up. When Lily and Holden get home they find a second ransom note telling them that Luke is also with Noah. Lily insists that they pay the ransom but Holden reminds her of what Margo said. Unable to convince Holden to pay the ransom and that Damien is innocent, Lily takes matters into her own hands by going to the Lakeview to get the security tape. She finds the information she needs and presents it to Margo, who has no choice but to let Damien go. After looking at old photo albums of the Grimaldi family, Damien notices a woman in a picture wearing a Pisces necklace. At that same time, Lily receives yet another note instructing her to deliver the money. She tells Holden about the note and he takes it to Margo. While he is gone, Damien shows up and tells Lily that they have to act now in order to save their son. Lily thinks they should wait till Holden returns but Damien says that Holden would never allow it, which prompts Lily to once again go behind Holden’s back to do what she needs to do.

    A Closer Look: A Family Out of Control
    Craig finds a drunken Parker passed out in the woods and tries to contact Carly. When he can’t get her, he has no choice but to contact Jack, who meets them at the hospital. Jack is told by the doctor that Parker’s head injury during the fall isn’t serious but he’s very drunk. Carly in the meantime, is drunk herself and being forced out Yo’s. When Craig gets to Carly’s place he quickly tries to get her sober enough to get her to visit her son in the hospital but when they arrive, Jack refuses her near him. Jack then lashes out at Craig and tells him that ever since he got back into Oakdale he has been nothing but trouble for his family. When Parker wakes up he is upset at how he acted and even more upset at losing Liberty. Carly, in the meantime, has her own woes and decides it might be best to cut Craig loose, but that all changes when Craig is unable to find a babysitter and decides to show up with Johnny and peace offerings.

    What To Watch

    • Meg plays head games with Paul
    • Liberty continues to crush Parker’s spirits
    • Dusty comes to Lucy’s aid

    As the World Turns News and Headlines

    • Ed Fry returns to the show as ‘Larry McDermott’ Alison’s wayward father
    • Michael Crecco plays ‘Mr Pants’ who stirs up trouble for Casey, Monday April 20
    • Ewa da Cruz (‘Vienna’), Trent Dawson (‘Henry’) and Billy Magnussen (‘Casey’) will be attending the 11th Annual Southwest Florida SoapFest, an event that returns the best of daytime television’s soap opera stars to Marco Island, May 2 and May 3 to raise money for local children’s charities. Those interested in ticket and sponsorship information go online to SopaFest or call 239-394-4559
    • ‘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.
    • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of April 13 – April 17, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF APRIL 27, 2009

    • Emily gets another ‘partner in crime’ to stir up trouble
    • Holden catches Lily in a lie
    • Meg and Dusty make Lucy see red

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      Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of April 20 Edition



    Sunday, April 19, 2009 11:53 PM ET | By Venus Stone


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A different shoulder to lean on…

    THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

    Kay helps give Marge’s friends closure by setting up a memorial service for Marge on Wednesday, April 22. That same day Heather just can’t seem to get Adam out of her system. Kevin slips up by calling his wife another woman’s name on Tuesday, April 21.

    The Inside Story: Pushed to Edge
    Not able to let go of the fact that Sharon has pulled Nick away from her, Phyllis approaches Lauren about Sharon’s stealing habit, telling her that she should press charges for letting Eden take the fall for her. Nick, in the meantime wants Sharon to keep quiet about what has been happening but she’s determined to admit what she has done. Later that day, Lauren and Michael corner Sharon demanding how she could have let Eden take the blame for the stolen text books; Nick tries to get them to back off but Lauren snaps at him telling that they are going to press charges. Nick tells her she shouldn’t take legal action and things become even more heated when Michael tells him that Sharon had it in for Eden from the very beginning. Back at home, Phyllis is upset that Nick still won’t come home to her and even more ticked when Heather tells her she can’t press charges against Sharon for petty theft. Fed up, Phyllis approaches Victor and drops the bomb about Sharon stealing from under his nose, but Victor’s reaction is a surprising one. Nick tells Nikki that he has no plans on going back to the tack house and is more than ever determined to be there for Sharon. Sharon, however,doesn’t want Nick’s help or him to be putting his own problems on hold to help her. Jack, who knows that things are going downhill for Sharon, decides to offer a shoulder for her to lean on; and she instantly accepts it.

    A Closer Look: Doing What’s Right

    During the court hearing about Ana, Cane come in just in time to see the judge ruling in Tyra’s favor, thanks to Neil. When mother and daughter are reunited, Lily points out that every child should be with their mother. At the courthouse, Cane sees Chloe there and pulls her to the side. He informs her that he will be dropping the battle for custody of Cordelia. Chloe, being grateful promises that she will no longer bother him or Lily again.

    What To Watch

    • Karen and Neil exchange some heated words
    • Jill hits the bottle and almose slips about Victor’s dirty deeds
    • Jack and Adam come face-to-face

    The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

    • Karen Hensel returns to the show as Sharon’s mother Doris on Wednesday, April 22
    • Kerrie Keane returns as the judge who determine’s Ana and Tyra’s fate, Monday, April 20
    • Sandy Martin plays Jimmy, Thursday, April 23
    • 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.
    • Jeanne Cooper’s ‘Katherine Chancellor’ gets a spot in the ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest
    • Viewers who watch the ‘Y&R’ week-end marathon on Saturday nights on SOAPnet have seen a time change that began April 11, moving it from the 7PM EST/PT slot to 4PM EST/PT. Check your local listings for this time slot change.
    • 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 April 13 – April 17, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF APRIL 13, 2009

    • Kay and Murphy say ‘I do’.
    • Jack hits the sheets with Mary Jane.
    • Someone has their sights on Ashley.

      “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 April 20 Edition



    Friday, April 17, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Keeping my baby.

    THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

    Certain of her feelings, a bold Alexis takes Rebecca by the hair to reveal her plastic surgery scars. Patrick and Robin’s problems disappear for a moment when they work in tandem to save their patient on Tuesday, April 21. Things soon turn sour, when the newlyweds return home and Robin can’t bring herself to soothe a fussy Emma. Rebecca wants Nikolas to stay away from her. Luke is taken aback when Helena tells him that she’s certain Ethan is his son. Helena leaves town after getting what she came for. Maxie is desperate to get Spinelli back in her life. Alexis gives Robin some sound advice. Tracy fears Luke is being suckered in by Ethan. Robin attends a therapy session with Patrick after he catches her in a lie. Robin’s denial leads to tragedy. An unforgiving Rebecca keeps her date with Lucky much to Nikolas’ chagrin on Friday, April 24.

    The Inside Story: The Stork Report
    Carly’s joy about her pregnancy is tempered when she remembers her discussion with Kelly. Jason gives Carly a shoulder to lean on. Carly comes to the decision not to tell Jax about the pregnancy until after she’s tested for the life threatening condition. Those plans go out the window when Jax suddenly arrives home and sees the pregnancy test stick. Carly doesn’t have the heart to tell a thrilled Jax about the risks she may face if she goes through with the pregnancy. Jax confides in Alexis, telling her the good news about Carly and the bad news about Jerry. Carly undergoes the tests to determine whether or not she’s at risk of developing the dangerous condition. Jason confronts Jax with the truth about Jerry. Jax implores Jason to keep the news from Carly so not to stress her out. Kelly gives Carly heartbreaking news on Thursday, April 23. Carly refuses to entertain the idea of terminating her pregnancy. Jerry feigns unconscious while Jax lashes out at him at the site of the explosion. Carly collapses when she learns about the injuries Jason sustained.

    Claudia too learns that she’s with child on Monday, April 20. The molls’ relief is short-lived when her brother warns her that Sonny could easily deduce that she got pregnant because she is culpable in Michael’s shooting. Thinking on her feet, Claudia leads Sonny to believe she’s making arrangements to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Sonny tells Claudia he doesn’t want her to terminate her pregnancy. A stunned Alexis comes face to face with Jerry after walking into Sonny’s place on Wednesday, April 22. Sonny tells Jason and later Carly about Claudia’s pregnancy. Jason and Sam become more suspicious of Claudia’s role in Michael’s shooting. Claudia orders a hit on Jerry after overhearing him and Alexis. Jason tracks Jerry down thanks to Spinelli but the situation takes an explosive turn thanks to Claudia’s order. Ric realizes Claudia is pregnant and implies to a nervous Claudia that the child could be his. Jerry and Jason are both injured in the explosion but Jason is in far worse shape.

    General Hospital News and Headlines:

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF APRIL 27, 2009

    • Monday: Jax learns the truth about Carly’s condition. Sonny makes a decision about Michael. Olivia warns Claudia that her date are numbered.
    • Tuesday: Jason’s suspicions about Claudia are confirmed. Luke wants answers from Ethan. Robin agrees to get the help she needs.
    • Wednesday: Claudia questions Sonny’s feelings for Carly. Tracy warns Luke that he’s playing right into Ethan’s hands. Patricks struggles with being a single father.
    • Thursday: Things heat up between Nikolas and Elizabeth. Luke asks Ethan to take a DNA test. Maxie comes up with a plan to win Spinelli back.
    • Friday: Ric puts the pressure on Claudia. Sonny and Jax remain at odds over Carly. Maxie’s plan backfires in a big way.

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


    OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 20 Edition

    Friday, April 17, 2009 10:14 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Who framed John McBain?

    THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

    Rays confesses to Dorian how he really feels about her on Wednesday, April 22. He then calls Dorian on the reason she keeps making excuses as to why she hasn’t gone to visit her husband. Meanwhile, David drops by for a visit and is anxious to hear her answer as well. Later, David and Dorian decide it is time to end their relationship. Ray invites Dorian to a night out on the town. Brody prepares to make a confession to Jessica, with Gigi’s support. Schuyler watches as Stacy throws something into a refuge container and later decides to investigate, where he discovers a container of Stacy’s blood. Elsewhere, Shane appears to be on the road to recovery, prompting Roxy to talk Gigi into coming clean to Rex. However, as she prepares to let the cat out of the bag, Shane suddenly has a relapse on Monday, April 20. Fortunately, Shane soon recovers, but Stacy reminds Gigi of their pact. Meanwhile, Roxy is shocked by what she learns while visiting Rex’s supposedly comatose father. Schuyler demands answers from Stacy. By Friday, April 24, Gigi regains the nerve once more to tell Rex the truth, but chickens out after jumping to the wrong conclusion about Rex and Stacy. At the same time, Kyle demands Roxy provide him free room and board in exchange for his silence.

    The Inside Story: To Catch a Killer, You Have to Think Like a Killer
    With Talia floating like a inflatable raft in Dorian’s pool, John is afraid the KAD killer has struck again. Arriving on the scene, Fish gives his friend a chance to flee, but John orders him to call Bo. Mayor Lowell also visits the crime scene, and demands John be charged with murder on Monday, April 20. Bo and Nora react to news of Talia’s demise. Téa drops by John’s holding cell and the pair attempt to decipher who could be framing him. While the logical suspect appears to be Todd, Téa, John, and Marty have a difference of opinion concerning his guilt. On Tuesday, April 21, Mayor Lowell takes matters into his own hands and informs the press that the serial killer has been apprehended, much to Bo and Nora’s anger. Across town, Viki warns Todd not to take advantage of Téa. But after learning of their night of passion, Viki realizes that Todd is still in love with Téa. Layla crys on Crisitan’s shoulder after learning of Talia’s death. Todd is as giddy as a schoolgirl over John’s arrest, and plans to use it to his advantage. John informs Marty why he believes Todd is innocent. At the courthouse, Téa seduces Todd in an empty room in an attempt to prevent him from talking to a judge on Wednesday, April 22. Marty fires Téa as John’s attorney after learning she slept with the enemy. Antonio says farewell to Talia for the final time. Vowing justice for his dead girlfriend, Antonio makes John a free man. On Thursday, April 23, Michael helps his brother say good-bye to Blair, who gives John her support. After breaking into his motel room, John quickly discovers that the killer has left his calling card. Back at the courthouse, RJ bumps into Téa. Two’s company, but three’s a crowd when Todd soon joins them as well. John prepares to hunt down a murderer, and reluctantly accepts Marty’s offer to tag along. Unbeknownst to the sleuths, however, is the fact that the KAD killer is closer than anyone realizes.

    A Closer Look: Teenage Angst
    Lola is out for blood when Markko and Langston inform Dorian and Ray of what she has done. On Tuesday, April 21, Cole and Rachel have their first rehab session together. Lola takes advantage of the situation by confessing to Rachel how Cole talked Markko into taking his drug test. After sending Lola packing, Rachel confronts Cole with the accusation, and demands he be honest with her. Realizing he has hit rock bottom, Cole comes clean to Rachel about his continued drug use. A firm, but fair Rachel agrees to give the kid another chance. Tempted to take the rest of his pills, Cole gives them to Rachel. None to pleased that her daughter is Cole’s drug counselor, Nora issues Rachel an ultimatum after learning of what Markko did for Cole. Rachel, however, argues to her mother that Cole deserves a second chance, just as she was given when she was on drugs. Lola causes even more trouble for Markko and Langston. Across town, Cole and Starr try to decide the next step in their quest to uncover baby Hope’s true cause of death. On Friday, April 24, they turn to Kyle for help, asking him to run a DNA test on the lock of Hope’s hair. And Cole begins to experience the symptoms of withdrawal.

    One Life to Live News and Headlines

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF APRIL 27, 2009

    • Monday: Starr confronts Cole over drugs. Roxy believes she has weathered the storm. Brody and Jessica make amends.
    • Tuesday: Cole shares a secret with Starr. Brody and Jessica ‘get it on.’ Téa uses RJ to make Todd jealous, while Todd gets under Téa’s skin. Langston and Markko make a big decision.
    • Wednesday: Todd and Téa square off in court. Starr helps Cole kick his drug habit. John visits someone in a mental hospital.
    • Thursday: John is shocked by what he finds. Starr must leave Cole in his hour of need. Matthew’s accident brings Bo and Nora even closer. Matthew sees Destiny in a new light.
    • Friday: John seeks Viki’s help in catching the killer. Cole fights his urges. Marcie gives Bo advice about Matthew.

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


    Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 20 Edition


     


    Friday, April 17, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Dangerous liasons.

    THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

    On Monday, April 20, Jake meets Liza (Jamie Luner) at the casino to discuss Amanda’s case. Liza confides in Jake that Colby wants nothing to do with her. Colby and Amanda discuss having difficult mothers. Erica charms the brains behind Scott’s project, Dr. Chappell (Thomas Galantich). JR flips when Adam takes Scott’s side. Brot learns that Taylor followed him to Florida. Erica gives Adam his pills after noticing him having a seizure. A smiling David is later seen holding Adam’s medication. Erica gets Angie to help her with Adam. Jake and Amanda’s connection grows stronger. Scott is furious with JR after learning he strong armed Dr. Chappell into accepting a buyout on Thursday, April 23.

    The Inside Story: Close Calls
    David spies a cryptic meeting between Adam and Krystal. Adam hands Krystal a slip of paper. Krystal later arrives at a massage parlor where she’s reunited with a young woman named Marissa. Marissa shares the news of her parents’ death with Krystal. Krystal insistence that Marissa quit her job at the parlor comes moments too late. The pair ends up caught in a surprise raid on the parlor. Marissa and Krystal continue getting acquainted in a jail cell. Krystal insists on covering Marissa’s tuition for law school. An emotional Krystal heads back home hoping David will take her back and prepared to confess her big secret on Wednesday, April 22. Krystal is thrown for a loop when David greets her with a kiss and complete forgiveness. Hayward’s wife is further thrown when Marissa suddenly arrives at Wildwind. Krystal reluctantly introduces David to Marissa. David believes Krystal reached out to Marissa because she needs someone to mother. JR and Scott are mesmerized when they meet Marissa.

    A Closer Look: Hart-ache
    Zach evades Liza’s personal questions. Zach arrives at the hospital where he sees Kendall, Ryan and Ian looking very much like a family. Kendall notices lipstick on Zach’s neck. Zach bluntly tells Kendall about his romp with a complete stranger. Kendall is hurt by Zach’s coldness. Reese rubs it in after realizing what has Kendall so up in arms. Zach arrives to show Reese a new picture of Gabrielle that Bianca sent. A reeling Kendall heads to Ryan’s desperate to feel loved by someone. Ryan holds Kendall back and ponders why she’s so upset about Zach when they’re getting divorced. Kendall storms out on Ryan. Ryan tells an understanding Erica that he’s fed up with Kendall. Kendall reacts badly to Ryan’s decision on Friday, April 24. Ryan tells Kendall he refuses to stick around while she’s still hung up on Zach. Erica accuses Kendall of sabotaging her own happiness once again. Kendall follows Zach to the airport after overhearing him discussing travel arrangements.

    A Bonus View: Running Start
    Aidan tells Annie that they’re going on the run. Annie is hesitant to leave Emma but knows it wouldn’t be fair to have her live a life on the run. Jesse informs Ryan that Annie has escaped from Oak Haven again. Annie intercepts Emma on her way to school, wanting to see her one last time on Tuesday, April 21. Ryan goes off on Aidan who arrives at the penthouse under the pretense of wanting to help. Emma returns home much to Ryan’s relief. Ryan tracks down Annie and Aidan and confronts them with a gun. Aidan orders Annie to run as he and Ryan struggle. Jesse arrests Aidan after he gives him false information on Annie’s intended destination. Ryan’s blood boils when Jesse informs him that Annie was seen boarding a flight headed to the Maldives, a country the U.S. has no extradition treaty with. Opal is shaken by a vision of a bloodied Annie.

    All My Children News and Headlines:

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF APRIL 27, 2009

    • Monday: Kendall and Bianca reach an understanding. Tad gets some disturbing news. Adam confides in Erica.
    • Tuesday: Reese hopes that Bianca can find a way to forgive her. Zach’s father warns Ryan there’s a killer on the loose. Zach questions Kendall’s motives.
    • Wednesday: Bianca and Reese make a decision about their future. Kendall tells Ryan he’s the man she wants to be with. Adam lays out a challenge for Scott and JR.
    • Thursday: Amanda has a change of heart about her baby. Tad is on a mission to find out who really killed Dixie. Zach remembers the good times with Kendall.
    • Friday: Opal is plagued by ominous visions. David makes plans for Adam. Zach and Liza are equally matched.

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



    Friday, April 17, 2009 1:23 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The CW signs on the dotted line and brings the best of daytime to their primetime schedule by agreeing to air the “36th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards.”

    In an update to a story that SON first brought you last month, this year’s “Daytime Emmy® Awards” are set to air on a network other than one of the Big Three (ABC, NBC, and CBS) for the first time in the ceremony’s history. While news of negotiations between The CW and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (which oversees the awards) to air the telecast were leaked last month, the deal was only finalized a few days ago.

    In an announcement released on April 7th by the NATAS, the “36th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards” will air Sunday, August 30th at 8:00 pm et on The CW, live from the Orpheum Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. The broadcast will be produced by Associated Television International (ATI), with MGM Worldwide Television as the U.S. distributor, according to Variety. The awards ceremony will result in the pre-emption of The CW’s regular Sunday night schedule, which features an MGM-distributed movie (which explains the studio’s involvement in the awards).

    “The ‘Daytime Emmy® Awards’ are one of the cornerstones of our business,” Frank Radice, President & Chief Marketing Officer, NATAS, said in a press release. “There wouldn’t be a television awards season without them. From the extravagant red carpet to the great entertainment, the viewer will experience the show through new approaches which will make this year’s show more robust and relevant than ever before.”

    Jim Packer, Co-President of MGM Worldwide Television, stated: “MGM is always looking at creative ways to work with our partners in bringing compelling product to the marketplace and this is clear example of executing that strategy.”

    Jim Romanovich, ATI’s President of Worldwide Media and Entertainment, comments that “We are thrilled to be working with NATAS, MGM and The CW on this year’s special presentation. As the producers of many special events, and as fans of the daytime genre, it is our quest to make this a fast paced, full-filled entertainment special that celebrates the best of daytime.” Romanovich went on to say that “We are close to naming a host and chances are it will be one person. We have a short list of about six people.” ATI president and Emmy® award winning producer David McKenzie has been named executive producer of this year’s telecast, along with Paul Sharratt.

    Variety also reports that speculation swirls that The CW has found a loophole that exempts the network from having to pay the standard license fee for the awards, due in part to “an unusual advertising arrangement with NATAS, ATI and MGM.” Dawn Ostroff, entertainment president for The CW reports that, like the network, the telecast has a “core female following,” and will be used to help jumpstart the fledgling network’s upcoming fall line-up. “We’re pleased to have the prestigious franchise on our network. It is not only a terrifically entertaining show with a core female following to our own, but will also give us a promotional platform as we launch our Fall 2009 schedule.”

    The recent announcement came as a saving grace to many soap fans who feared that this year’s ceremony would go unaired after CBS announced they were scrapping plans to air this or any future “Daytime Emmy®” telecast due to the record low ratings garnered by the 2008 broadcast on ABC. Last year’s ceremony attracted only 5.4 millions viewers and received a 1.2 rating/4 share in adults 18-49, making it the lowest rated broadcast in the nearly four decade history of the “Daytime Emmy® Awards.” In recent years, the telecast has rotated between the Big Three networks before NBC opted out in 2004 and CBS earlier this year. Following the dismissal by CBS, the NATAS had looked into other possible options, including an afternoon telecast, a webcast, or a move to a cable network.

    While the audience following for the “Daytime Emmy® Awards” is somewhat more mature then The CW’s target demographic, it is still likely to give the upstart network a boost, considering the telecast attracts a mainly female audience, and that it will air only weeks before the unveiling of The CW’s revamped fall schedule. However, the ceremony will be facing stiff competition this year, as the schedule change (the 2008 awards aired in June) will pit it up against one of its primetime counterparts. The “2009 Primetime Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards,” administered by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the west coast equivalent of the NATAS), will air only one day before the “Daytime Emmy® Awards” on Saturday, August 30th–sitting up the historic possibility that two major Emmy® ceremonies would take place within only 24 hours of one another. “The L.A. Area Awards” are currently scheduled to be broadcast from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California. In addition, the “Primetime Emmy® Creative Arts Awards” will air on September 12th, while the “61st Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards” will be broadcast September 20th on CBS.

    The NATAS press release also states “Through the use of innovative programming from social networking sites, audiences will be availed of unprecedented interactivity between the program and audience. Westwood One Radio, the official radio partner of the event will also be offering a wide range of exciting participatory contests for their listeners.”

    Nominations for the “36th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards” will be announced May 14th by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, during the fourth hour of the top-rated NBC morning news/informational program “Today” at 10:00 am et. The complete list will be available that evening at a nominating event at the Hearst Tower, in Manhattan, home of the official print partner of the “Daytime Emmy® Awards,” Good Housekeeping Magazine. A multi-page insert dedicated to the “Daytime Emmy® Awards” and the nominees will appear in the September issue of Good Housekeeping.

    In addition to the regular award categories for best Daytime Entertainment Drama Series, Talk & Morning Shows, Variety, Cooking, Animation, and Courtroom Drama, the long-running PBS children’s educational program “Sesame Street” will be honored with this year’s this year’s lifetime achievement award in celebration of the program’s 40th anniversary. This year’s telecast is also expected to pay homage to “Guiding Light,” the septuagenarian daytime drama that was cancelled by CBS on April 1st.

    All balloting for the “36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards” will be compiled by the independent accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. American Airlines is the official airline of the “Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.”

    According to the NATAS website, “The ‘Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards’ has been honoring excellence in all fields of daytime Broadcast production for 36 years. The Emmy® is awarded in 68 categories, including acknowledgments for series, performers and all other technical and creative areas. The ‘Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards’ season culminates with a televised show that pays tribute to the exceptional work of daytime broadcasting’s elite. The ‘Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards’ recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. et during the 2008 calendar year. The ’36th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards’ is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.”

    The CW Network was launched in 2006 as a joint venture between the CBS Corporation and Warner Brothers. It is the successor of the now-defunct WB and UPN networks. The CW airs programming specifically geared toward the 18-34 year old demographic, such as “Gossip Girl,” “American’s Next Top Model,” “90210,” and “Smallville.” It is one of seven broadcast networks in the United States, which includes ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ION Television, and MyNetworkTV. The CW covers more than 95% of television homes in the U.S., and has affiliates or transmitters in 99 of the top 100 television markets in the nation, according to Nielsen Media. The network’s current slogan is “Every Night is Good.”

    Soap fans can follow this year’s “Daytime Emmy® Awards” by connecting to ceremony’s official Twitter page by clicking here. You can also check out the official “Daytime Emmy®” website here.


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