AMC PreVUE: Week of October 6 Edition

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Dealing with the consequences.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Taylor shuts down on Jake after things get too close for comfort. Somebody is having Taylor secretly investigated. Noting the tension between the Slater’s, a concerned Ryan gives Kendall some advice. Ryan kisses Greenlee. Annie continues to insist that she’s being stalked. Natalia beseeches Jesse to visit her mother. A furious Greenlee walks out on Aidan after learning he’s been monitoring her. Erica reaches out to a reeling Adam.

The Inside Story: Battleground

Kendall is confronted by a groom who claims his fiancé became ill from Bella. Angie’s test confirms the groom’s angry accusation. A furious Kendall heads to Adam’s mansion where she accuses him of sabotaging Bella. Kendall is appalled when Erica defends Adam. Once alone, Erica assures Kendall that she’ll handle Adam; Adam meanwhile holds a press conference announcing that he’s suing Fusion. Pete tells Colby the truth. Adam warns Colby that Pete will pay the price if she blabs. JR and Babe decide to leave the mansion…and move to California. Babe resigns from Fusion. Kendall gets very bad news concerning Fusion. Colby makes a plea to Pete.

A Closer Look: Entrapment

Zach seems receptive to Annie’s request for his help in securing that she keeps Emma. Annie is confident that the psychiatrist Zach convinced her to meet will secure her custody of Emma, unaware that Zach has actually hired the doctor to gather information to use against her. The doctor assures Zach that he has enough information to make sure Annie loses custody of Emma. During their next session, an unhinged Annie digs her hole in even deeper when she makes a significant slip which a hidden Zach overhears. Zach informs Annie of just how much she stands to lose, her freedom included, if she continues to fight for Emma.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 13, 2008

  • Monday: Greenlee confides to Kendall that her marriage is over. Kendall learns Annie’s secret. Jack finds out what Erica is really up to with Adam.
  • Tuesday: Greenlee can’t deny her true feelings any longer. Erica and Carmen have it out over Jack. Zach warns Annie not to threaten him or his family.
  • Wednesday: Zach and Kendall are back on track. Annie shares her fears about being stalked with Ryan. Taylor gets the news she’s been waiting to hear.
  • Thursday: JR is fed up with Adam’s manipulations. Opal’s premonition about an impending disaster starts to come true. Kendall urges Greenlee to stop fighting her true feelings.

  • Friday: Greenlee gives in to her feelings for Ryan. After cheating death, Zach makes a shocking discovery. Many lives are in peril as disaster strikes Pine Valley.


Pine Valley and the ‘L’ Word

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 1:48 AM EST | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Bianca’s back from Paris with a few surprises.

ABC confirms that both Tamara Braun and Eden Riegel have signed contracts with “All My Children,” but the lengths of those contracts have not been revealed.

Tamara Braun is joining the cast of “AMC” as Bianca Montgomery’s (Eden Riegel) girlfriend, Reese Williams, who is described as a “confident and successful architect.” Braun is best known for her work on “AMC’s” sister soap “General Hospital.” The Emmy-nominated actress played the second incarnation of Carly Corinthos from 2001 until 2005. Braun’s last role on daytime was at NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” where she played the troubled Ava Vitali for a six month period in 2008. On Reese’s upcoming storyline, Braun tells Soap In Depth, “where this is going, I don’t know that this storyline has ever been done in daytime.”

As previously reported by Soap Opera Network, Riegel is returning to “AMC,” as well, as the popular Bianca Montgomery. Riegel played Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) tortured youngest daughter from 2000 until February 2005. The actress was nominated for several Daytime Emmy’s in that time, and finally took home the award in 2005. This will be Riegel’s third … uhm, no actually seventh return to “AMC” since her 2005 exit. Riegel’s longest return started in October of 2006 when the actress initially signed on for a three month contract that extended to six; her last return was in December of 2007.

Braun’s Reese won’t show up until Thursday, October 30, although her girlfriend Bianca first airs on Friday, October 17, when her brother-in-law, Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye), finds her buried under some rubble that the tornado, that’s due to hit Pine Valley during the week of October 13, leaves behind. Word is that, despite Reese’s delay, Bianca will not be returning home all alone – and we don’t mean with her sweet daughter, Miranda. Speaking of Miranda, Haley Evans will reclaim her role and is scheduled to start taping soon.

In non-related “AMC” casting news, Shannon Kane will be portraying Natalia, the young woman from Jesse’s past that SON previously reported about. The role is contract.

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


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  • Shannon Kane

    Y&R PreVUE: Week of September 29 Edition

    Abbotts a plenty…
    Monday, September 29, 2008 11:27 AM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Jack tries to get what he wants from his family, while Billy makes his presence known…

    THIS WEEK ON:THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

    Nick and Victoria are in a panic when they learn that Victor has snuck out of ths hosptial. Colleen is offered a chance of a lifetime while Lily desides it is time for her to step down as the Jabot’s Fresh Face model. Karen tells Neil about her past. Noah finds himself in some serious trouble. Nikki finds Victor and gives him a blessing out for his behavior. Lauren realizes that Eden has never gone to school. Lily and Colleen’s friendship slowly becomes tested. Cane’s attitude towards Jill at Jabot stuns her. Jeff and Gloria stumble upon information regarding Kay’s mental health. Phyllis goes behind Nick’s back and makes changes to the editor’s letter in Restless Style.

    JACK DOES SOME SWEET TALK

    Billy decides it is time that he meets the half brother he never knew. After meeting Cane for the first time, he runs into Chloe, who is shocked to see him. Jack meets with Traci and Ashley and immediately tries to talk them into regaining control of Jabot. Meanwhile Jack continues his mission on getting even with Victor, but he may have trouble when Adam begins to have a change of heart.

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    ATWT PreVUE: Week of September 29 Edition

    Things left unresolved…
    Monday, September 29, 2008 11:05 AM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — James does another disappearing act; Dusty’s return spells trouble for some…

    THIS WEEK ON:AS THE WORLD TURNS

    Brad, looking for Katie, finds her in Mike’s hotel room. Alison gets some shocking news and later finds herself having to open up to Aaron. Emily and Casey hits another crossroad in their relationship when she decides to do things that he does not agree on. Carly and Lily find themselves having a touching moment with one another, but Lily soon turns her anger on Holden when she feels that she has been betrayed. Noah returns home into Luke’s waiting arms. Meanwhile Jack opens up to Carly and makes a suggestion on a possible reunion.

    CHANGES BOUND TO COME

    Paul and Dusty corner James but when the schemer hightails it, they race to stop him. Up on the lighthouse the showdown takes a dire turn when James takes a flying leap. When Dusty, Paul and Meg arrive back in Oakdale, Margo’s on them like white on rice demanding answers as to what happened. Everyone is stunned when they realize that Dusty is very much alive. The truth as to why he faked his death soon leaks out. When Meg gets questioned again by Margo she places a phone call asking for their help. Meanwhile, Emily gets the shock of her life when she comes face-to-face with Dusty.

    Pictured: Marie Wilson courtesy CBS

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    OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 29 Edition

    Monday, September 29, 2008 12:05 AM | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty in order to get what you want.

    THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

    Rex fights for his life, Adriana gives Gigi her walking papers, Dorian takes matters into her own hands, Vanessa makes a shocking confession, John receives insight from an old friend, and Michael and Marcie
    long for one another.

    The Inside Story: The Things We Do for Family

    Addie visits Dorian in the slammer to lend her support. Starr, Langston, and Markko work on a plan to stop Ray from leaving Llanview with Langston. At the same time, Clint denies Cole’s accusations and attempts to guilt the teen into keeping mum. However, Cole immediately tells Langston, Markko, and Starr what he has learned. Dorian considers enlisting the services of Jackie McNaughton to take care of Ray. Starr, Langston, Markko, and Cole are unable to visit Dorian, but remain determined to derail Ray’s agenda. By week’s end, Dorian is out of jail. After being released she first reminds Ray that she knows he is hiding something. Afterward, she heads for the Buchanan Mansion for a showdown with Clint. Vanessa urges Cristian to help her, and claims that Ray is out to kill her.

    A Closer Look: My Two Dads

    Llantano Mountain serves as the backdrop as Brody flashes in and out reality while reliving his experiences fighting in Iraq. Even though his ‘father’ is arrested, Shane vows to stand beside him. Meanwhile, Bo and Gigi are clearly concerned for Rex’s life, which hangs by a thread. Later, as Bo searches for Shane, Gigi prays for Rex’s life. Shane is devastated after witnessing Brody’s state of mind while in jail. Bo finally catches up to Shane and escorts him to the hospital where Gigi is preparing to come clean. While he is on the operating table, Rex’s subconscious places him in a game show where he must atone for his past actions. Unfortunately, Rex gives the wrong answer to the most important question. Shane has a bad reaction upon learning that Rex, and not Brody, is really his father. At the same time, Rex’s family and friends gather at the hospital to give their support. Layla attempts to contact Adriana. Natalie is unable to strike a bargain with Tess, which would allow her to visit Rex at the hospital. While still in surgery, Rex’s life is on the line as he is faced with another important question. Meanwhile, Adriana arrives at Rex’s bedside. With Rex’s life in limbo, Adriana forbids Gigi from coming anywhere near her husband.

    What to Watch

    • Michael watches Marcie assemble a crib.
    • Still in love with one other, Marcie and Michael remain at an impasse.
    • Jared defends Natalie to Tess.
    • Tess delights in torturing Natalie.
    • Marty researches her past with Todd’s computer.
    • Todd and Tess threaten each other.
    • Jared gets the feeling that something isn’t quite right with ‘Jessica.’
    • John’s father’s old partner Pete gives Detective McBain new insight into Todd’s ‘mystery woman.’
    • Todd urges Marty to move on as she is about to relive the past.
    • Nora’s anger consumes her after learning Dallas is now staying at the mansion.
    • Antonio and Sarah learn what John uncovered about Cristian while in Columbia.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF October 6, 2008

    • Monday: Marty decides to let the past stay buried; Dorian and Clint battle it out; Langston begs Ray to let her stay in Llanview.
    • Tuesday: Todd and Marty plan for the future; Dorian hires Jackie McNaughton to solve a problem; Clint and Nora have a difference of opinion about Ray.
    • Wednesday: John keeps a secret from Blair; Jared is on to Tess; Todd surprises Marty yet again.
    • Thursday: Marty shocks Todd; Jared learns of the secret room; Adriana stands her ground.

    • Friday: Jared desperately searches for Natalie; Rex’s condition worsens; Tina takes action.


    Branson Leaps into the ‘Light’

    Tuesday, September 23, 2008 5:25 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The prodigal son.

    Jeff Branson is “Guiding Light’s” lucky seventh incarnation of Shayne Lewis.

    Branson is most known for playing the role of Jonathan Lavery on ABC’s “All My Children.” The Emmy-nominated actor played the role of reformed serial killer Jonathan from June, 2004 until “AMC” stopped calling him in for tapings in late 2007. In the spring of 2008, the show officially announced that Branson had been let go. Ironically enough, Branson’s first role on daytime was a day role on “GL” as a young Alan Spaulding in 2003.

    Shayne Lewis is the son of “GL’s” biggest super couple Reva Shayne and Joshua Lewis (Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman). The character was last seen on August 16, 2004 played by played by Marty West. Shayne’s return will be a welcomed surprise for his family; the Lewis’ have recently learned that Shayne is missing in Afghanistan.

    Branson’s first airdate on “GL” is December 1.

    “Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS.


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      Two Hunks Bring Harmony to Salem

      Tuesday, September 23, 2008 5:17 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The look.

      Former “Passions” hunks Galen Gering and Eric Martsolf are joining the cast of NBC’s “Days of Our Lives.”

      Galen Gering played the very popular Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on the now defunct soap, “Passions,” from it’s inception on NBC on July 5, 1999 to it’s cancellation on DirectTV on August 7, 2008. The 37 year-old actor has been cast in the role of an FBI Agent who comes to Salem working on a special case. Gering first airs on “DAYS” in late October. Word is that Gering’s character will be involved with Alison Sweeney’s character, Sami Brady.

      Eric Martsolf, who played the easily manipulated Ethan Winthrop on “Passions” from 2002 until the shows cancellation, will join his former cast-mate on “DAYS” in mid-November. Martsolf will be playing a recast of Brady Black, the son of John Black (Drake Hogestyn). We last saw Brady Black on September 16, 2005, played by Kyle Lowder (currently Rick Forrester on “The Bold and the Beautiful”). Mr. Black is back to settle some unresolved issues with his ex-wife, Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin).

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


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      • Galen Gering
      • Eric Martsolf

        Wednesday, September 24, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Beware of the signs.

        THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

        Adam leaves Annie in a pickle when he recants his tale about the gun in her room. Babe and JR are being watched. Babe gets news that leads her to suspect that the Bella samples may be tainted. Annie accuses Kendall of concentrating on everyone else in order to avoid focusing on her own relationship with Zach. Pete fills Adam in on what Erica’s really up to. Erica and Adam privately think about the kiss they shared. Krystal frets over Opal’s prediction of doom while Jesse and Erica choose to ignore it. JR, Babe and Adam are disbelieving of Annie’s claim that she was attacked. Jesse gets a surprise outside of his door.

        The Inside Story: Just Like a Pill

        Taylor takes the sedative Frankie prescribed her and calmly gets through her therapy session. Taylor feels certain that she’ll be cleared for redeployment. Jake knows Taylor is on something despite her denials and turns to Frankie for answers. Amanda plans a seduction for Jake. Taylor is shaken to find Jake and Amanda, donned in Brot’s shirt, in bed after returning home from a rough therapy session. Jakes finds Taylor at his cabin. Taylor opens up to Jake and admits to how deeply she misses Brot.

        A Closer Look: Hidden Passions

        Greenlee reaches out to Ryan. Greenlee and Ryan resist sharing a kiss. Ryan pushes Greenlee away. A shaken Greenlee confronts Kendall and blames her for her predicament. Ryan tells Annie that he’s filing for divorce and full custody of Emma. Aidan confronts Greenlee on lying about seeing Ryan. Greenlee tells Ryan they can no longer be friends. Ryan sets Annie straight after she jumps to the wrong conclusion. Ryan and Greenlee can’t get their minds off one another. Aidan secretly plants a listening device on Greenlee’s earring.

        SON ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 6, 2008

        • Monday: Kendall learns the truth about the tainted perfume. Annie turns to Zach for help. Jake tries to get Taylor to open up to him.
        • Tuesday: Aidan keeps a close eye – and ear – on Greenlee. Adam makes a move against Fusion. Taylor pulls away from Jake.
        • Wednesday: Ryan tells Kendall to concentrate on her own life instead of his. Colby is impressed by Pete despite herself. Annie plays into Zach’s hands.
        • Thursday: Zach knows what Annie did last summer. Greenlee struggles to remain faithful to Aidan. Kendall, Greenlee and Amanda try to do damage control.

        • Friday: Zach forces Annie to do the right thing. Aidan admits the truth to Greenlee. Jesse’s past catches up to him.


        ATWT PreVUE: Week of September 22 Edition

        Not so dead after all…
        Monday, September 22, 2008 11:26 AM | By Venus Stone

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The dirty deeds of James Stenbeck brings back a very familiar face…

        THIS WEEK ON:AS THE WORLD TURNS

        When Jack is detained at the police station he calls Carly with the news. As they are talking Jack requests Carly to inform Janet that he will be too busy. When Janet gets the news she is upset and barges in at the station demanding why he couldn’t tell her himself. An argument about Carly happens and Janet soon finds herself at the ex-wife’s door. Holden and Lily continue to grow closer after they bring Ethan home. A tender moment happens between the two and both wind up making love.

        Alison and Chris have another close moment which leads into a kiss. Guilty over what she has done, Alison insists on making a baby with Aaron. Later that day she runs into Chris again and accuses him of following her but he asks her what she truly feels for him. Meanwhile Casey has baby ideas of his own when he insists Emily and he make love without protection. Emily quickly shoots the idea down, which makes Casey upset. Emily soon realizes that Casey’s ideas on having a baby together aren’t going to disappear.

        MEG STUMBLES ON TO A FAMILIAR FACE

        Mike and Barbara think that Paul has died in the cave-in but are stunned when he contacts asking about Meg. When Barbara goes to see him, Paul tells her that James must have abducted Meg. When they contact Jack, they all agree to keep her disappearance a secret for now, as not to upset the Snyder family with anymore bad news. Henry is their first person of interest and begin to ask him about what he may know during the time James had him. Henry informs them that Bonnie had a relationship with Derek, who works for James. When they meet up with Bonnie she agrees to help them set up a trap. When Derek arrives at Metro, Paul jumps him and demands to know where James has Meg. He reveals that he took her to a safe house near the east coast. On the beach, James takes Meg to a beach cottage adn tries offering her something to eat. Meg informs James that despite her agreeing to do as he wants doesn’t mean she’s going to hand over her baby to him. When he leaves her alone she instantly tries to escape but falls in pain. James soon finds her and takes her back to the beach house and heads out again to get supplies. Meg soon tries working on the doors and when she opens one she discovers a cage in the room. Peering inside she finds herself looking at Dusty, who is fast asleep.

        Back in Oakdale, Paul has a vision of a cottage and contacts Jack about it. Jack instantly brings Carly with him so she can draw what Paul is describing. Paul soon has another vision of swans and Carly says that Meg could be on Swan Island. Dallas soon is given the information. At home Paul comes face-to-face with James and immediately demand he tell him where Meg is. James denies having her. Meanwhile back on the beach, Meg can’t believe that Dusty is alive. Dusty tells her he had to fake his death in order to find Johnny. Dusty asks where he is and Meg says that James has them on the beach somewhere on the east coast. She soon begins working on the lock on the cage when James returns. Meg quickly tells James that she’s hungry after all and he leaves to get food. The minute he’s gone, Meg breaks the lock and gets Dusty out of the cage so they can find a way to escape.

        Pictured: Grayson McCouch courtesy CBS

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        Y&R PreVUE: Week of September 22 Edition

        Digging for dirt…
        Monday, September 22, 2008 10:30 AM | By Venus Stone

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Michael gets more family and secrets continue to slowly be revealed…

        THIS WEEK ON:THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

        Jeff admits that he called the authorities to have River taken to jail. Victor collapses. Colleen continues to use sex as a way to hold on to Daniel. Jill gets the news that she’s been hoping for. Sharon and Phyllis have yet another confrontation. Billy Abbott makes himself at home again. Phyllis has some choice words about Sharon’s marriage to Jack.

        SOME SECRETS ARE HARDER TO KEEP HIDDEN

        Michael finds out that he has more family in his life when River’s daughter comes to Genoa City. Daniel reveals to Jana that Amber’s boyfriend, Liam is really Billy Abbott. As Cane and Chloe share a very tender moment together, Billy makes plans to meet him. When news gets out to Chloe about the true conception of her baby, she demands her doctor keep the news buried. While in Mexico, Jack and Adam dig up whatever they can to find out what happened with Victor during his time there.

        Pictured: Christian Jules LeBlanc courtesy CBS

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