Sunday, May 24, 2009 9:20 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

“All My Children” Weekly Promo – Week of May 25, 2009.

Tag: A New Prime Suspect.

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Friday, May 22, 2009 10:11 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

( — Michael Muhney has joined the cast of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” as the new Adam Wilson, taking over the role from the vacating Chris Engen, beginning Thursday, June 25.

The actor posted on his website about his first day on set, and Soap Opera Network has your first look at Muhney on the set of “Y&R.”

“My first day on the set was crazy and fun and quite a wild ride. I had to hit the ground running at full speed. I think I need a new pair of shoes, but in these economic times I’ll just have my shoes resoled,” said the actor.

“I’m honored to be a part of such an iconic piece of work and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this thing.”


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

Discussion: Y&R First Look: Michael Muhney

  • The Young and the Restless
  • Chris Engen
  • Michael Muhney

    Friday, May 22, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Does the truth set you free?


    Adam asks JR and Scott to run Chandler Enterprises together. Colby’s mom and dad, Liza and Adam, clash on Wednesday, May 27. Krystal is bolstered by Marissa’s unexpected return. Pine Valley comes together to pay a very emotional farewell to Stuart Chandler on Thursday, May 28. Still acting rather peculiar, Tad delivers a unique tribute in memory of Stuart. Colby softens towards Liza. A stunned Colby later overhears her mother and Jake discussing the disturbing details of her conception on Friday, May 29.

    The Inside Story: Prime Suspect
    Liza successfully manages to turn Jesse’s suspicions away from her when she reveals to him that she saw Kendall at the mansion aiming a gun straight at “Adam” on the night of the murder. Meanwhile, on a mission to protect his ex-wife, Zach pleads guilty to murdering Stuart and is sentenced to prison. Jesse can’t ignore the holes in Kendall’s alibi for the night of the murder nor the fact that both Zach and Ryan’s behavior reeks of trying to cover for her. Kendall learns what Liza’s been up to on Wednesday, May 27. Jesse arrives at the church just as Stuart’s funeral is about to get underway and arrests Kendall for murder. Erica accuses Liza of targeting Kendall to deflect blame from the real murderer: Liza! The fur flies between Erica and Liza on Friday, May 29. Kendall swears that she didn’t kill Stuart. Ms. Hart finds an unlikely friend in the form of the convict in the cell next door, Annie.

    A Closer Look: In the End
    David is taken before the hospital ethics committee on Tuesday, May 26. Nurse Gayle bursts Jake and Angie’s bubble when she takes the blame for all of David’s misdeeds. A relieved David gives Gayle a large sum of money and offers her a job taking care of a patient at a private facility in another town. David makes it clear to a chilled Amanda that he’s going to stake his claim to their child. Krystal is appalled when she comes upon David offering Jake money to buy Amanda’s unborn child. A regretful David admits that he can’t stop himself from doing horrible things and pleads with Krystal for understanding. Krystal takes off her wedding ring and walks out on David on Friday, May 29.

    All My Children News and Headlines:


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

    Friday, May 22, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

    ( — The truth is…


    On Tuesday, May 26, Maxie tries to convince herself Spinelli is the right guy for her despite her attraction to Johnny. Claudia supplies Johnny with a gun to protect himself from Sonny. A threatening Sonny orders Johnny to stay away from Olivia. Johnny and Olivia continue their flirtation but agree to put things on hold as they both don’t want to be together for the wrong reasons. Believing she’s carrying his child, Ric asks Claudia to take off with him. Lucky and Elizabeth grow more suspicious of Rebecca. Elizabeth faces off with Rebecca on Wednesday, May 27. Rebecca places a cryptic call. Carly turns to Kelly for help (and proof) when an overly-cautious Jax refuses to be intimate with her for the baby’s safety.

    The Inside Story: The Heartbreaker
    Edward clashes with Sonny and Carly. Michael has a major outburst and later confesses to Jason that he’s troubled by the changes he sees in himself. Jason opens up to Michael about the experiences he went through after his accident. Carly tells a highly agitated Michael that he’s going home with her. Jax pleads with Michael to give his mother a chance on Wednesday, May 27. Claudia subtly probes Michael to see if he remembers any of her visits. Michael learns that Sonny and Claudia are married. Michael turns to Jason for answers about his accident on Thursday, May 28. Jason later teams up with Sam to get the truth once and for all. Carly balks when Jax implies that it would be best for her to give Michael the room he needs…away from her, for now. Michael is clearly fond of Claudia. Carly is hurt when she overhears Michael’s enthusiasm over Claudia’s pregnancy. Sonny thinks Claudia could be just the medicine Michael needs. Jason and Sam track down Fredo. Fredo rats out Claudia to save himself.

    A Closer Look: The Mother Hen
    Robin and Patrick meet at a restaurant they had planned on meeting at once before after Robin is released from her in-patient treatment. Although their meeting is a bit strained, the duo are clearly still in love. Patrick watches on anxiously as Robin reaches out to pick up Emma after they arrive home. Robin has no trouble bonding with Emma on Wednesday, May 27 and is obviously thrilled to have her daughter in her arms. Patrick is ecstatic to have his family back. Holly shows up to confront Robin after learning she advised Ethan that his mother was more than likely being dishonest with him when she told him that Robert is his father. Holly’s conscience takes over and she heads to the Haunted Starr where she finally tells Luke and Ethan the truth on Friday, May 29.

    General Hospital News and Headlines:


    • Lulu urges Lucky to try to forgive their father; Ethan, meanwhile, turns his back on his mother. (Soap Opera Digest)
    • Michael admits to Claudia that he’s starting to remember things. (Soap Opera Digest)

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

    OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 25 Edition

    Friday, May 22, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Never deprive someone of Hope–it may be all they have.


    The Buchanans and other loved ones rejoice in the news that Natalie and Jared are married on Tuesday, May 26. Nora begrudgingly informs Bo of her engagement to Clint. On Wednesday, May 27, Dorian floors Markko and Langston with news of Lola’s shenanigans. Unable to pay their rent and refusing to live with their mommies, Cristian and Layla are forced to become roommmies. Caught in his trap, Stacy pays Kyle’s bail. Rex doesn’t quite buy Stan’s claim that Stacy swindled him on Tuesday, May 27. Schuyler shares his theory about Stacy’s bogus stem cells with Gigi. Meanwhile, Stacy bats her eyes at Rex, and manages to worm her way out of a tight squeeze. Gigi plots Stacy’s fall from Rex’s grace after hearing Schuyler say that he thinks Stacy switched her stem cells with someone else. Roxy has no alternative but to give Kyle a room at the Angel Square Hotel. Schuyler grows suspicious of Kyle on Thursday, May 28. Stacy decides to go behind Rex’s back and pays off Stan. And Rex isn’t sure what to make of seeing Gigi and Schuyler together.

    Memorial Day Encore Episode: ‘Mother Courage’ (original airdate 3/9/09)

    Cole, high on drugs, is involved in a horrific car accident with Gigi and Shane. Marty and John quickly spring into action following the wreck. While John rescues the mother and son Morasco, Marty the Incredible Hulk lifts a car off of her son. All the while, no one is wise to the fact that Matthew was traveling with Cole and has been ejected from the vehicle. After being rushed to the ER, Cole nearly OD’s on pills, prompting Marty to pledge to be a better mother to her only child. Bo becomes concerned after discovering Matthew’s hat at the scene of the accident. At the same time, Blair is prepped for surgery following being stabbed while in the shower. Todd rebuffs Dorian’s accusations that he was the one who harmed Blair. Starr in unsuccessful in her attempts to make Schuyler see her as more than just a student. Instead he tells the love struck teen to take a hike. Stacy gives Rex a drug laced cocktail, and begins putting the moves on the poor guy. Rex eventually becomes so out of it, that he fails to notice Gigi’s calls concerning the accident.

    The Inside Story: Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd
    Bess overpowers Jessica and disposes of her cell phone when Brody attempts to call her again. Tess tries to reason with Bess, and insists the control freak can’t raise a baby on her own on Tuesday, May 26. Locking Tess away, Bess has a new idea. Meanwhile, Brody moves heaven and earth to get to Jessica. As Bess pays a visit to Nash’s parents posing as a distraught Jessica, Viki goes before a television camera and pleads for information concerning her daughter’s whereabouts on Thursday, May 28. However, just when Bess begins to think the coast is clear, Cindy and Phil Brennan question her after seeing Viki’s televised appeal. Thinking on her feet, Bess spins a web of lies to Jessica’s former in-laws calming their concerns on Friday, May 29. And, unbeknownst to Bess, Brody is quickly closing in on her.

    A Closer Look: Never Lose Hope
    Blair has a change of heart while at the hospital and reaches out to a concerned Todd. Marty and a still married John steal a kiss on Wednesday, May 27, but ultimately decide the time isn’t right for anything more. Todd is relieved to learn that Téa pulled through surgery. Soon afterward, Téa reminds a dismissive Blair how they both proclaimed Todd as the love of their lives. Firing back, Blair asks an innocent looking Téa about her ‘big secret.’ Finally the two women agree to keep their boiler room conversation confidential. Todd offers Téa room and board while she recuperates. By Thursday, May 28, John puts the pieces of the puzzle together, and understands that Marcie and Michael are thisclose to learning the truth about baby Hope. After discussing it with Blair, John tells his brother and sister-in-law the truth, and nothing but the truth on Friday, May 29. At the same time, Todd, Blair, and Marty prepare to give Starr and Cole the shock of their lives.

    One Life to Live News and Headlines


    • Bess begins to feel the heat, and fears her days on the run may be coming to an end. (Soap Opera Digest)
    • Starr has second thoughts about Todd and about giving away her baby. (Soap Opera Digest)
    • Rachel questions her mother’s motives for saying yes to Clint’s proposal. (Soap Opera Weekly)

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

    Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 25 Edition

    Thursday, May 21, 2009 9:50 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

    ( — “General Hospital” sets its sights on a summer of hospitality as General Hospital (location) takes center stage.

    On the heals of the soaps recasting of Michael Corinthos III with newcomer Drew Garrett, who began airing on Thursday, April 24, the soap has recast the role of Kristina Corinthos with daytime newcomer Lexi Ainsworth beginning Thursday, June 4. Lexi is best known for her role as Molly in 2008’s “Wild Child,” starring Emma Roberts. She has also appeared in the Nickelodean series “iCarly” and the short-lived NBC drama “Medical Investigation.” Look for Kristina to take a rather inappropriate liking to Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) as a result of adolescent retaliation against their parents.

    In related news, Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Conor Jackson will portray Michael’s physical therapist on the Wednesday, June 3 episode of the soap. More on Conor’s appearance on the show will appear in the June 29 issue of ESPN Magazine, on newsstands June 19.

    Billy Dee Williams reprises his role of Toussaint DuBois on Thursday, June 4. Last seen on the SOAPnet original series “General Hospital: Night Shift” as the janitor at General Hospital, Toussaint will “return to Port Charles during a tour break with the Saints,” said ABC. “He’ll want to see Epiphany [Sonya Eddy] and other residents in town.”

    Constance Towers brings Helena Cassadine to Port Charles for another go-around as Helena taunts Rebecca (Natalia Livingston) on Thursday, June 4.

    ABC has not confirmed a last airdate for the departing Rick Hearst, who won two Emmy’s for his portrayal of Ric Lansing on the daytime drama series since joining the soap in 2004. Sources, however, state that Hearst will last air in mid-to-late June.

    A first airdate for Martha Byrne’s Andrea Floyd, wife of Mayor Garrett Floyd (John Bolger), hasn’t been released, but when she debuts in June she’ll be one angry woman after learning her husband has been keeping some dirty secrets.

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet.

    Discussion: GH Casting: A June to Remember

    • General Hospital
    • Drew Garrett
    • Billy Dee Williams
    • Martha Byrne
    • Lexi Ainsworth
    • Conor Jackson
    • Ric Hearst
    • Emma Roberts

      Thursday, May 21, 2009 8:48 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

      ( — Just as May Sweeps ends, daytime’s number one drama series, “The Young and the Restless,” gears up for the summer heat with explosive storylines and shocking returns.

      Raul Guittierez (David Lago) is sticking around for a little while longer as “Y&R” delves further into Raul and Mac’s (Clementine Ford) time outside of Genoa City. It remains unclear how long Lago has signed on for.

      Cassius Willis is back as Det. Gil Wallace, who shares words with Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) on Monday, May 25.

      Jerry Douglas  returns on Wednesday, May 27, as John Abbott takes time from his busy day in heaven to give son Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) the “talk” of a lifetime. Douglas last appeared on May 5.

      Corbin Bernsen, son of Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) is back as Father Todd Williams. He re-appears in Genoa City on Tuesday, June 2 and learns that brother Paul (Doug Davidson) has popped the question to Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott). Bernsen’s last appearance on “Y&R” aired in 2004.

      On Friday, June 5, Raya Meddine brings Sabrina Newman back to “life.” Is Sabrina’s “ghost” haunting Ashley (Eileen Davidson) or is Adam (Chris Engen) playing another vile joke on step-mommy? Sabrina was killed in a shocking twist of fate as the spouses of Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki Newman (David Chow, played by Vincent Irizarry) died in a disastrous car accident in 2008.

      Speaking of Adam, Engen has reportedly abruptly quit the soap after rumored battles with producers regarding the future of his character. His last airdate hasn’t been set, but Michael Muhney will take over the role beginning Thursday, June 25.

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

      Discussion: Y&R Casting: As May Ends, June Begins

      • The Young and the Restless
      • Vincent Irizarry
      • Corbin Bernsen
      • Jerry Douglas
      • Peter Bergman
      • Eileen Davidson
      • Clementine Ford
      • Jeanne Cooper
      • David Lago
      • Chris Engen
      • Michael Muhney
      • Cassius Willis
      • Greg Rikaart
      • Doug Davidson
      • Melody Thomas Scott
      • Raya Meddine
      • Eric Braeden

        Thursday, May 21, 2009 4:41 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

        ( — In an explosive turn of events, “The Young and the Restless” has recast the role of Adam Wilson, Victor Newman’s son after a rumored falling out with star Chris Engen.

        TV Guide Canada’s Nelson Branco, in an update to his Sud’s Report, broke the news this morning that sources were reporting that Engen had “quit” the CBS drama series after learning that his character would become a potential love interest of co-star Yani Gellman’s Rafe Torress.

        “He [allegedly] refused to kiss [his same-sex] co-star Yani Gellman [Rafe]. Chris hasn’t been happy for a while. He doesn’t like the dark direction his character is taking. He’s called in sick a lot recently and has been taking a slew of meetings with Y&R’s [top brass] to discuss his future on the show. Chris is still under contract — and Y&R is seriously thinking of taking legal action.”

        When pressed for comment, Engen’s management issued a “no comment.”

        Taking over for Engen will be daytime newcomer Michael Muhney (prounounced mu-nee). The actor has had an extensive career in primetime via his work on UPN/The CW’s “Veronica Mars” as Sheriff Don Lamb and Det. Mark Farrell on USA Network’s “The Huntress.” In 1999, the actor starred in the short-lived CBS series “Turks.”

        Muhney posted on his Twitter page that “the new job is the likes of which i have never done…and i get to indulge in some interesting, perverse, warped scenarios…”

        At press time a last airdate for Engen had not been scheduled. Muhney’s first airdate is scheduled for Thursday, June 25 reports TV

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

        Discussion: Breaking News: Engen Out! Muhney In!

        • The Young and the Restless
        • Chris Engen
        • Michael Muhney

          OLTL Alerts: Week of May 25 Edition

          Thursday, May 21, 2009 1:43 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

          ( — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 25, 2009.


          • Monday: Encore Presentation of “OLTL’s” March 9, 2009 Episode ‘Mother Courage': Matthew’s life is in jeopardy.  Starr wants Schuyler to view her as the adult she feels she is.  Stacy’s evil plan is placed in motion. [Read More]
          • Tuesday: Tess tells Bess she’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.  Nora informs her ex-husband of her engagment to his brother.  Schuyler gives Gigi some insight on Stacy. 
          • Wednesday: Blair and Téa forge a pact.  John and Marty can’t stop that lovin’ feeling.  Gigi is optimistic about the future. 
          • Thursday: Bess hatches a new scheme.  Todd, Blair, and Marty discuss how best to tell their children that they never lost Hope.  Cristian and Layla make new living arrangements.
          • Friday: Starr and Cole are floored by the news about their baby. Bess encounters Brody.  Gigi and Schuyler team up to bring down her bitchy sister Stacy. 

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

          Thursday, May 21, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

          ( — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 25, 2009.


          • Monday: Encore Presentation of “AMC’s” February 16, 2009 Episode: Bianca and Reese pledge their love. Greenlee’s life is in jeopardy. Annie experiences a breakthrough. [Read More]
          • Tuesday: Liza points the finger. Jesse faces a difficult dilemma. Someone close to Krystal dodges a bullet.
          • Wednesday: Jesse knows someone is lying about the murder. Liza’s secret is about to be exposed. Amanda receives a dire warning.
          • Thursday: Someone thinks Liza should be the one behind bars. Another person is arrested for murder. Pine Valley gathers to remember one of their beloved.
          • Friday: Liza faces off with a notable PV resident. Krystal reaches her breaking point. The accused swears they are no murderer.

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