Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:48 PM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Fair warnings…

THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Adam who is desperate to get out of the mess he is in, once again tries to plead his case to Victor. When Adam asks his father to be there for him and save him Victor refuses and opts to walk out of the young man’s life. On Wednesday, January 21, Billy and Chloe are in for a rude awakening when a friend from New York comes into town with the possibiity of ruining their chances with Lily and Cane.

The Inside Story: Her Two Dads
Brad is thrilled to spend some quality time with Abby at Crimson Lights. As the two are bonding, however, Abby gets a call from Victor. As the two are ending their converesation, Brad’s ego is bruised when he hears Abby ending her conversation with the word ‘dad’ in them. Furious that Victor is once again entering himself in the picture, Brad decides to confront Ashley on the matter. Ashley, who had been reluctant to Victor’s request of Abby acknowledging him as her father, tells Brad that he has nothing to worry about, but also points out that Victor has been nothing but wonderful to Abby. Brad is not pleased to hear that Victor has a close bond with the young teen.
Things get worse for Brad when Victor demands that he step down from his position on the board of directors. Brad tells Victor he’s not about to step down from the board and tries his best to shake it off before having another bonding moment with not only Abby but Colleen. As they are talking, Abby lets slip that Victor has gone to her parent/teacher conference. Brad once again hides his anger and ends their lunch date early. At the conference, Ashley points out to Victor that he doesn’t need to attend the conference, but Victor insists that he wants to be a father in Abby’s life. The moment Brad shows up, it’s on. Brad and Victor have a heated exchange with one another, where Brad tells him that he will never take his place as Abby’s father. Seeing the argument, Ashley quickly steps in and tells Victor that he has to realize how Brad is feeling about his presence. After things have cooled down for Brad, he decides to take matters into his own hands. He has another visit with Abby and he asks her if she would like to come live with him. Abby shoots him down saying that she’s already staying with Victor at the ranch. Brad soon finds himself thinking of another option to keep Victor away: filing for full custody.

A Closer Look: True Identity
Determined to prove that she is who she says she is, Katherine and Amber work together on finding a way to show everyone that she is the ‘real Katherine Chancellor’. Clint, who is in Genoa City spots the two of them together and immediately begins to keep tabs on them. Paul, who is also in the mix, approaches Daniel and Kevin with the request that they do whatever they can to help Kay. Determined to get Katherine’s life back, Amber and Daniel concoct a scheme.

What To Watch

  • The CBS Daytime line-up is pre-empted on Tuesday, January 20 for President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration.
  • Tyra gives Neil a liplock
  • Victor stuns Gloria with a visit and an offer
  • Phyllis and Sharon have a nasty face-off

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • James Michael Gregary reprised his role as Clint, who back in 1989 was in cahoots with the kidnapping of Katherine. His first airdate was January 16
  • Azure Parsons appears as Crystal, a woman that is connected to the forged journal on Wednesday, January 21
  • Keith Pillow appears as Principal Kerns on Thursday, January 22
  • Shiva Rose appears as a friend from Chloe and Billy’s past on Wednesday, January 21
  • Don Diamont’s final air date as Brad Carlton (a role he’s had since 1985) is slated for Thursday, February 5
  • Don Diamont (Brad) and Christian J LeBlanc (Michael) will join other daytime stars to set sail on Soap Cruise, The Second Voygage, Thursday, January 22 until Monday January 26. Those interested can go to Soap Cruise or call (248) 855-7918
  • Don Diamont (Brad), Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael), Daniel Goddard (Cane) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) will be participating with other soap stars in Soap Opera Mania–On Tour. The event will kick-off Saturday, February 7 in Macon, Georgia. Please visit Soap Opera Mania or call (866) 364-0330 to find out which city and state these stars will be appearing.
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “Y&R” during the week of January 12 – 16, 2009?  You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2009

  • Nick and Phyllis’s marriage continues to unravel.
  • Amber and Kevin put their heads together for Katherine’s sake.
  • Brad receives a warning.

    “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 January 19 Edition



OLTL PreVUE: Week of January 19 Edition

Sunday, January 18, 2009 3:52 PM EST | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — War is hell.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Brody is unnerved by what he learns, Jessica comes to a realization about Tess, Blair and Marty have a showdown, David wants Dorian to prove herself, and the Plain White T’s rock Llanview.

Pre-emption

“OLTL,” along with all other soaps, will be pre-empted on Tuesday, January 20th, for coverage of Barack Obama’s inauguration as the nation’s 44th President.

The Inside Story: Am I My Altar’s Keeper?

Jessica confesses a secret about Tess, which leaves Natalie and Jared heartbroken. Bess airs her dirty laundry to Tess. Jessica takes control. Viki is deeply concerned for both her daughters. Brody reassures Jessica when he confides in her. Marcie and Michael baby-sit Chloe. Wes confirms Brody’s suspicions, and makes a surprising confession. Jessica gives Brody a shoulder to lean on.

A Closer Look: Old Flames Are Never Completely Extinguished

Marty and Blair have a confrontation. John’s inaction enrages Blair. Antonio tells Tea where to go. Blair is touched by Todd’s love for his sons. Schuyler defends his mother’s honor, and receives something from beyond the grave. Todd isn’t out of the woods just yet. Starr confides her thoughts to Langston. Renee begs Lee turn herself in. Starr’s realization about Cole leaves her heartbroken. John and Blair kiss and make up. Tea attempts to cheer up Todd. Bo and Nora set a trap for Todd with Lee as bait. Starr lies for Cole to Vice Principal Dickinson. Starr and Cole grow distant. Matthew discovers Cole’s secret stash. Wes has a friend in Marty.

What to Watch

  • Bo and Nora discuss Matthew with Vice Principal Dickinson.
  • Rex floors Gigi by getting the Plain White T’s to perform at UV.
  • Matthew’s attempt to impress Becca hits a snag.
  • Lola is ready to talk to Tea.
  • Talia urges Layla to give Fish another chance.
  • David puts Dorian to the test.
  • Noelle is shaken by Madam Delphina’s prediction.
  • Vanessa has words for Lola
  • Tea goes in for the kill.
  • Dorian has a big surprise for Moe.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF January 26, 2009

  • Monday: Tea helps Todd out a sticky situation; Cole becomes a drug addict; Dorian sets her sights on the prize.

  • Tuesday: Tea rocks Starr’s world; Dorian resorts to Plan B; Bess has her hands full with Tess.

  • Wednesday: Tea works to make Starr feel guilty; Natalie can’t get past Jessica’s actions; Rex saves David from Dorian’s evil clutches.

  • Thursday: Todd and Tea attempt to discredit Lee; Marty demands answers from her former nurse; Starr is called to the stand; Wes has a strange reaction to news of Lee’s return.

  • Friday: Tempers flare at Todd’s kidnapping trial; Natalie doesn’t mince words with Jessica; Tea is disturbed by what she sees.


Saturday, January 17, 2009 11:49 PM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A marriage of convenience…

THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

Vienna prepares to work her magic in getting Katie and Brad back together again, while Dusty advises Brad not to be an idiot in letting Craig’s actions ruin what he has with his wife. Katie decides to contact Brad and the two meet at Metro to talk things through. After deciding on taking Craig out of the equation of their lives, they make up. The CBS Daytime line-up is pre-empted on Tuesday, January 20 for President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration.

The Inside Story: Indecent Proposal
Craig’s constant contact with Parker sets Jack off, who demands to know why Craig suddenly wants to be ‘involved’ in his son’s life. Not pleased, Jack hightails it over to see Carly. The two instantly get into an argument where Jack threatens to haul Carly into court if she doesn’t keep Craig away from the kids. That day at Milltown Parker tells Craig what happened between Carly and Jack, which prompts Craig into doing what he can to get Carly to ‘see’ him in a new light. Craig informs Carly that he is going to confront Jack to tell him to back off, but it’s Janet that beats Craig to the punch when she advises Jack to stop pushing Carly’s buttons. Jack later meets Carly and tells her that he’s going to stay out of her business. After Jack leaves, Craig shows up and Carly thanks him for his help with getting Jack to leave her alone. Craig instantly takes credit for something he didn’t do and uses it to his advantage to get Carly to say yes to his marriage proposal. That night Craig arranges everyone to arrive at Metro where he tells them that he and Carly are now engaged. Dusty, who happens to be there during the announcement prepares to depart with Johnny. Craig sees them and tries to say good-bye to the young boy but is stopped by Dusty’s fist. Once alone, a livid Carly tells Craig that if he’s using her just to get back at Dusty, he can forget about marrying her. He admits that it is part of reason but points out she’s doing the same thing by trying to get back at Jack.

A Closer Look: Cutting Ties
In hopes of helping Paul have more of a chance to spend time with Eliza, Josie advises him to give Meg what she wants; his signature on the divorce papers. Paul finds himself going to the farmhouse and he tells Meg he will sign the papers as long as he gets to spend time with his daughter. Meg willingly agrees.

What To Watch

  • Emily is a witness to something she doesn’t like
  • Jack creates some tension
  • Dusty gives Meg a reason to think

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Michael McCormick appears as Mr Jaggers
  • Ewa da Cruz and Trent Dawson will be having a book signing for The Man fromo Oakdale Saturday, January 31 at 4:00 PM at Borders located at 1260 Old Country Road in Westbury, NY
  • Laurence Lau (Brian) will be starring in Breaking Legs from January 9 thru February 1 at the
    Riverside Theater, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Tickets are available at Riverside Theatre
  • Austin Peck (Brad) and other daytime stars are set to sail on Soap Cruise, The Second Voygage, Thursday, January 22 until Monday January 26. Those interested can go to Soap Cruise or call (248) 855-7918
  • Julie Pinson (Janet), Michael Park (Jack) and Austin Peck (Brad) will be participating in Soap Opera Mania–On Tour. The event will begin in Macon, Georgia February 7. Visit Soap Opera Mania or call (866) 364-0330
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of January 12 – 16, 2009?  You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2009

  • Carly has cold feet while Craig can’t wait to get what he wants.
  • Dusty’s wishes are denied thanks to Paul.
  • Lily has it out once again with Holden about a ‘certain blonde’.
  • Emily flashes cold hard cash to sway Jade.

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



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    Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of January 19 Edition



‘AMC’s’ Latest Casting Tidbits

Sunday, January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A quick look at some of the characters that will color in the canvas of Pine Valley during the next few weeks.

- Erica (Susan Lucci) brings the mother load to Bianca, Reese and Greenlee’s (Eden Riegel, Tamara Braun and Rebecca Budig) upcoming bridal shower. Literally.

On Thursday, January 29, Greenlee’s mother, Mary, and Reese’s mother, Claire, surprise the brides-to-be with a little help form Ms. Kane. In their latest issue, Soap Opera Digest reports that the magnificent Anna Stuart will be back as Mary; we last saw the character in 2005. For all of us that miss the great Erica and Mary snark, we’ll get a brief moment of that in between mama Smythe getting under her daughter’s skin. Laila Robins will take on the role of Claire Williams.  

Mary will appear on just one episode before disappearing again but Stuart reports that the show is booking her for another episode in February; Claire will stick around for two consecutive episodes.

- Colby’s (Brianne Moncrief) old friends, Ren (Chris Henry) and Corrina (Jenna DiMartini), who is seen semi-regularly as Emma Lavery’s (Lucy Merriam) babysitter, will hit the Pine Valley scene again on January 22. The lucky kids are dressed up to face some righetous indignation from their old pal.

- Death be not a hindrance. Erica’s soon to be deceased son, Joshua Madden (Colin Egglesfield), makes an after-death appearance during the week of February 2.

- Tad and Krystal’s custody battle is over but we haven’t seen the last of Livia Frye. Tonya Pinkins will continue to make sporadic appearances on “All My Children.” The legal eagle will next be seen during the week of February 2.

Updated on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.  

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


  • All My Children
  • Colin Egglesfield
  • Tonya Pinkins
  • Ren
  • Corrina
  • Mary
  • Claire

    Friday, January 16, 2009 8:43 PM EST | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After a minor delay, the SON Top 10 Poll for the Week of January 12-16, 2009 is now available.

    After delays held back the posting of the new Top 10 poll, we have decided to extend the voting period by five hours in order to give everyone an equal amount of time to vote for who they thought was the best for the Week of January 12-16, 2009. Polls will now close on Thursday, January 22 at 4:59 AM, ET/1:59 AM, PT. The Top 10 chart will be posted later that day.

    Additionally, we have added Scott Clifton (Schuyler Joplin) to the “One Life to Live” Actors list, and removed Justis Bolding (ex-Sarah Roberts) from the Actress list. Bolding last aired on January 7. We have also added Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) and Hayley Erin (Abby Carlton) to the Actress list for “The Young and the Restless.” Davidson was previously not listed due to an oversight. We welcome Natalia Livingston back to “General Hospital” and the Actress list as she re-joins the soap as Rebecca. Lastly, we have added Bridget Forrester and Owen Knight to the Couples list for “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Natalia Rivera and Olivia Spencer to the couples list for “Guiding Light.”

    If you find someone missing from the poll or anyone still listed that shouldn’t, please let us know by emailing us.

    Voting for the Week of January 12-16, 2009 is now open.

    Eligibility: In order for an actor or actress to be eligible for the SON Top 10, the actor or actress must be on-air during the week covering the voting period. If they do not appear on screen during this period, their votes are not included in final Top 10 Rankings. This includes their eligibilty in the couples category. Couples do not need to be on-screen together, however, to be eligible.


    Discussion: 



    Friday, January 16, 2009 1:26 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While America gets ready for a change on Tuesday, January 20, when Senator Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America, fans of daytime drama shifted this weeks Top 10 results into anyone’s favor.

    In its second week out, the SON Top 10 recorded a record 1,350 total votes. This is a 40% increase in votes over last week. Additionally, 2,579 votes were cast  for 124 daytime actresses and 2,509 votes were cast for 117 daytime actors. 2,554 votes were cast for daytime’s most popular couples.

    Holding onto the Top Actor title for the second week in a row, “General Hospital’s” Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) held a commanding lead over his nearest competitor, “All My Children’s” Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater). The actor had a 352% vote lead over Kaye. As one-half of two popular pairings, it’s no surprise that Burton is well worth the airtime he receives on the daytime drama series.

    Jumping from 2nd place to first, “General Hospital’s” Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) unseats co-star Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) as Top Actress. McCullough fell to fourth place. Also on the rise, “Guiding Light’s” Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) rose from 5th to 3rd. This is the highest ranking for a non-”GH” actress. “The Young and the Restless’” Sharon Case (Sharon Newman Abbott) delivered a powerful punch as the actress jumped to 7th place from 21st last week. The actress received an 81% spike in votes week-to-week. By comparison, “One Life to Live’s” Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke) fell from 10th to 26th place week-to-week.

    “General Hospital’s” Elizabeth Webber and Jason Morgan are daytime’s Top Couple for the week after placing third the week prior. Fellow “GH’ers” Maxie Jones and Damian Spinelli received a significant spike in ranking as they placed 10th. Previously they ranked just out of the Just Missed list in 23rd place. Showing the largest gain in any category, “One Life to Live’s” Natalie Buchanan and Jared Banks jump 24 spots from 33rd place to 9th. Last week’s top couple, Robin Scorpio and Patrick Drake, fell from the top to 6th. Rounding out the list was Sharon Newman Abbott and Nicholas Newman of “The Young and the Restless,” who went from 13th to 7th and “Days of our Lives” duo Sami Brady and EJ Wells who fell a notch to place 8th.

    After fighting it out with “The Young and the Restless” in last week’s Top 10 chart, ABC’s “General Hospital” was able to hold a solid lead over the CBS drama series this week and claim the Top Soap title. The series held a 54% advantage over “Y&R.” “All My Children” rose a notch to place third, while “Days of our Lives” jumped from 6th to 4th.

    Voting for the Week of January 12 – 16, 2009 opens Friday at 4:00 PM, ET/1:00 PM, PT. You can vote here.

    Top Actresses

    TW LW Peak Actresses  Weeks On
    Chart
    1 2 1   Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber, General Hospital) 2
    2 3 2 Kelly Monaco (Samantha McCall, General Hospital) 2
    3 5 3 Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis, Guiding Light) 2
    4 1 1 Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio, General Hospital) 2
    5 4 4 Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady, Days of our Lives) 2
    6 8 6 Tamara Braun (Reese Williams, All My Children) 2
    7 21 7 Sharon Case (Sharon Newman Abbott, The Young and the Restless) 1
    8 11 8 Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh, As The World Turns) 1
    9 12 9 Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan, One Life to Live) 1
    10 9 9 Christel Khalil (Lily Winters, The Young and the Restless) 2

    Just Missed: 11. Maura West (Carly Snyder, As The World Turns); 12. Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery, All My Children); 13. Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady, Days of our Lives); 14. Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers Newman, The Young and the Restless); 15. Megan Ward (Kate Howard, General Hospital); 16. Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones, General Hospital); 17. Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe, All My Children); 18. Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, The Young and the Restless); 20. Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard, All My Children).

    Top Actors

    TW LW Peak Actors Weeks On
    Chart
    1 1 1   Steve Burton (Jason Morgan, General Hospital) 2
    2 3 2 Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater, All My Children) 2
    3 2 2 Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake, General Hospital) 2
    4 8 4 Bradley Cole (Jeffrey O’Neill, Guiding Light) 2
    5 4 4 Van Hansis (Luke Snyder, As The World Turns) 2
    6 13 6 Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) 1
    7 5 5 Trevor St. John (Todd Manning, One Life to Live) 2
    8 9 8 Billy Miller (Billy Abbott, The Young and the Restless) 2
    9 28 9 Jacob Young (J.R. Chandler, All My Children) 1
    10 11 10 Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli, General Hospital) 1

    Just Missed: 11. Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman, The Young and the Restless); 12. James Scott (EJ Wells, Days of our Lives); 13. Michael Easton (John McBain, One Life to Live); 14. Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby, The Young and the Restless); 15. Stephen Nichols (Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson, Days of our Lives); 16. Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward, All My Children); 17. Michael Park (Jack Snyder, As The World Turns); 18. Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, The Young and the Restless); 19. Peter Reckell (Bo Brady, Days of our Lives); 20. Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott, The Young and the Restless).

    Top Couples

    TW LW Peak Couples Weeks On 
    Chart
    1 3  1  
    Elizabeth Webber/Jason Morgan (General Hospital)
    2
    2 4 2 Samantha McCall/Jason Morgan (General Hospital) 2
    3 2 2 Luke Snyder/Noah Mayer (As The World Turns) 2
    4 7 4 Reve Shayne Lewis/Jeffrey O’Neill (Guiding Light) 2
    5 5 5 Bianca Montgomery/Reese Williams (All My Children) 2
    6 1 1 Robin Scorpio/Patrick Drake (General Hospital) 2
    7 13 7 Sharon Newman/Nicholas Newman (The Young and the Restless) 1
    8 7 7 Sami Brady/EJ Wells (Days of our Lives) 2
    9 33 9 Natalia Buchanan/Jared Banks (One Life to Live) 1
    10 23 10 Maxie Jones/Damian Spinelli (General Hospital) 1

    Just Missed: 11. Kate Howard/Sonny Corinthos (General Hospital); 12. Angie Hubbard/Jessie Hubbard (All My Children); 13. Phyllis Summers Newman/Nicholas Newman (The Young and the Restless); 14. Jessica Buchanan/Brody Lovett (One Life to Live), Kayla Brady/Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson (Days of our Lives); 16. Carly Snyder/Jack Snyder (As The World Turns), Lily Winters/Billy Abbott (The Young and the Restless), Lily Winters/Cane Ashby (The Young and the Restless); 19. Gigi Morasco/Rex Balsom (One Life to Live); 20. Hope Brady/Bo Brady (Days of our Lives).

    Top Soaps

    TW LW
    Peak
    Soaps
    Weeks On
    Chart
    1 2 1   General Hospital (ABC/SOAPnet) 2
    2 1 1
    The Young and the Restless (CBS/SOAPnet) 2
    3 4 3 All My Children (ABC/SOAPnet) 2
    4 6 4
    Days of our Lives (NBC/SOAPnet) 2
    5 3 3 As The World Turns (CBS/CBS.com) 2
    6 5 5 One Life to Live (ABC/SOAPnet) 2
    7 7 7 Guiding Light (CBS/CBS.com) 2
    8 8 8 The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CBS.com) 2

    Eligibility: In order for an actor or actress to be eligible for the SON Top 10, the actor or actress must be on-air during the week covering the voting period. If they do not appear on screen during this period, their votes are not included in final Top 10 Rankings. This includes their eligibilty in the couples category. Couples do not need to be on-screen together, however, to be eligible.


    Discussion: Top 10 Results: Week of January 5-9, 2009


    • 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

      Disney/ABC Television Group

      “General Hospital” and “The View” receive a special vote of confidence from the ABC Television Network as the two have been added to the network’s popular ABC.com Full Episode Player lineup. The series join ABC’s primetime programming including “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Ugly Betty.”

      “We are excited to collaborate with the ABC.com team to offer our viewers another way to get their daily dose of ‘General Hospital’ and ‘The View’,” said Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney ABC Television Group. “As part of our ongoing strategic effort to grow our audience and increase awareness of our shows, ABC.com is a proven platform that not only gives existing viewers more access to our shows, but is a great way to introduce a new audience to these shows.”

      “General Hospital” and “The View” are the first ABC Daytime programming to be showcased on the networks ABC.com website. Weekly episodes will be available starting today, January 14. The most current broadcast of “The View” will be made available at 1:00 PM, PT the same day it airs on ABC. “General Hospital” will be made available at 2:00 AM, PT the day after airing on ABC. The programs join CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Guiding Light” and “As The World Turns” as the only daytime programs currently streamed over the web.

      Users will also be able to access episodes of “General Hospital” through the recently redesigned SOAPnet.com website via a link to the video player on the site’s “General Hospital” section. “General Hospital” will continue to be broadcast on SOAPnet Weekdays at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

      “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” remain the only daytime dramas not currently available online. NBC’s “Days of our Lives” is currently available for download on the Apple owned iTunes platform.

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


      Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:00 PM ET | By Errol Lewis


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Temptation leads to discoveries. Lives are stuck in time.

      THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

      Lulu asks Carly to hire Johnny at the Metro Court. Maxie and Spinelli find Johnny working at Jake’s as a janitor. Maxie is suspicious of Lulu’s reasonings for being with Johnny – “Lulu, are you trying to emulate Luke and Laura? Is that why you are with Johnny?” Nikolas informs Olivia that he doesn’t want Spoon Island re-constructed as it holds so many fond memories of his life with Emily. Robin admits to Patrick that Matt reminds her so much of him from when they first met. Carly wishes Sonny and Jason would mend fences. Matt flirts with Rebecca, who is a dead ringer for Emily on Wednesday, January 20. Carly has an invitation for Robin. Jason is worried about Carly. Nikolas and Jason are questioned by Patrick. Nikolas pays his respects to Monica on Emily’s birthday.

      The Inside Story: A Corinthos Affair
      Claudia makes it clear to Sonny that he is on the verge of losing everything that he’s worked hard to achieve unless he does what Anthony tells him to. Afterward, Claudia plans on seducing Ric in an effort to find out what he’s been up to with her father. Meanwhile, Sonny is looming nearby while Claudia and Ric enjoy their intimate moment. Will Sonny catch Claudia in a lie or does fate hold all the cards? Claudia puts the pressure on Anthony. Sonny leaves Kate with a promise. Olivia warns Sonny to stay away from Kate or else.

      A Closer Look: Reunited Acquaintances
      Sam and Jason are back in good graces, and this week the two work even closer than ever to bring down the Zacchara organization. On Monday, January 19, Sam informs Jason of her plans to infiltrate Anthony’s inner circle in her quest to help Jason and Spinelli. Jason, however, is not completely sold on the idea and warns her to be careful. Later, Sam meets up with a concerned Ric, who informs Jason that life isn’t as safe with Sonny around as he thinks. Spinelli’s self esteem is on the verge of crippling when he learns that Sam is also trying to protect him. He later tries to hack into the FBI database in order to find out what Jason did to keep him out of harms way, temporarily. Later, Spinelli has an offer that Agent Rayner might not refuse.

      What To Watch

      • Patrick recalls the events leading up to the mysterious catastrophe at the hospital on Monday, January 19.
      • Anthony warns Johnny about the consequences that life brings on Wednesday, January 21.
      • Patrick realizes there’s a disaster in the making at the hospital on Thursday, January 22.
      • Patrick races to avert a catastrophe at the hospital on Friday, January 23.

      General Hospital News and Headlines

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2009

      • Monday: Claudia and Anthony hold their cards close to the vest. Many lives are in peril as events are set in motion. Lucky wants to know what’s going on between Jason and Sam.
      • Tuesday: Spinelli has Jason’s back. Lucky and Sam call it quits. Claudia fears Sonny is getting too close.
      • Wednesday: Kate learns exactly what Claudia has been hiding. Patrick is unable to stop a tragedy from happening. Nikolas thinks his eyes are playing tricks on him.
      • Thursday: Kate holds her ground with Claudia. Elizabeth’s life hangs in the balance. Robin continues to grow more and more depressed.
      • Friday: Claudia gets ready to throw down her cards. Nikolas thinks his tumor has returned. Lives are in danger at the hospital as the time warp continues.

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


      Discussion: GH PreVUE: Week of January 19 Edition



      AMC PreVUE: Week of January 19 Edition

      Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:10 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Family crisis.

      THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

      Were Ms. Montgomery’s insecurities all in her head? Maybe not; after taking him home on Wednesday, January 21, Bianca’s fiancé finds herself privately unsettled by the depth of her feelings for Mr. Slater. David’s malevolent tango with the Hubbard’s is just getting started when he has Jesse arrest Angie for breaking and entering after she confronts him with the illegal drugs she found at Wildwind. Tad rips into Krystal after she chooses going to David’s side over spending time with Jenny. David covers his tracks on Thursday, January 22. Brot calms Emma’s fears at the hospital. Jesse issues David a warning. Ryan becomes suspicious of Dr. Sinclair’s motives. The ABC Daytime line-up is pre-empted on Tuesday, January 20 for President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration.

      A Closer Look: Parent Trap
      Jake confronts Amanda with the check David wrote out to her. Amanda tells Jake the truth on Monday, January 19. Colby’s makes an emotional plea to JR who runs off after scaring Little Adam. Amanda rushes to JR’s rescue after the drunken Chandler falls off the dock. After calling Jake over to check on JR, Amanda heads to the hospital prepared to terminate her pregnancy. JR races to get to Amanda after finding her home pregnancy test. Jake gives Amanda something to think about.

      The Inside Story: In the End
      Erica cradles a bleeding Josh as he loses consciousness. Zach stuns Erica when he tells her he needs Josh’s heart for Kendall and finally lets her in on just how dire her daughter’s condition really is. Back at the hospital, David jumps into action when Kendall goes into cardiac arrest. Erica learns that Josh is brain dead. Erica gives David the go ahead to transplant her son’s heart into her daughter. David successfully performs the transplant but explains that Kendall’s not out of the woods yet. Ryan privately wonders if Zach intentionally killed Josh for his heart. Jack attempts to comfort Erica. Erica throws herself into work as a worried Bianca looks on, on Friday, January 23. Reese, meanwhile, confronts Zach on why he’s been avoiding Kendall since the transplant. Reese takes Zach to listen to Kendall’s heartbeat to alleviate his fears.

      All My Children News and Headlines

      • Pine Valley’s Ins and Outs
      • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “AMC” during the week of January 12 – 16, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2009

      • Monday: Ryan faces off with Dr. Sinclair. Aidan might have taken things too far. Tad reaches his breaking point with Krystal.
      • Tuesday: Dr. Sinclair wants to make Annie pay for what she’s done. Amanda has a surprising proposition for Greenlee and Ryan. Reese and Zach are caught in an awkward moment.
      • Wednesday: David wonders if he’s the father of Amanda’s baby. Aidan realizes Dr. Sinclair is on to him. Krystal presents Tad with divorce papers.
      • Thursday: Erica stirs up trouble at Bianca’s bridal shower. Reese squares off with her mother. Tad confronts Krystal about her drug use.
      • Friday: Reese confesses her feelings to Zach. Zach and Kendall share a romantic reunion. Tad tears into Krystal for destroying their family.

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



      Tuesday, January 13, 2009 5:21 PM ET | By Errol Lewis


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Congratulations go out to actress Alison Sweeney who welcomes a new baby girl into her family.

      At 11:48 PM PT on Monday, Sweeney gave birth to Megan Hope Sanov (not pictured), who weighed in at 6lbs, 7 oz., reports People magazine. This is Sweeney’s second child with husband Dave Sanov. They have a 3-year-old son named Ben.

      “Both mommy and baby – and daddy, too – are doing well,” said Carrie Simons, Sweeney’s representative, in a statement.

      Ironically enough, Sweeney’s Sami Brady is about to give birth to a baby girl on ”Days of our Lives ” in the coming weeks. Pictured, Sweeney holding said baby on the “DAYS” set on December 18, 2008.

      In addition to her work on “DAYS,” Alison also serves as primary host of the popular NBC reality series, “The Biggest Loser.” The series airs Tuesdays at 8:00 PM ET on NBC.

      “Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


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