Monday, August 18, 2008 8:55 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Yes, it was created as a “day off for the working man,” or the official end of summer according to many, but Labor Day is also a day where ABC Daytime gets to remember the good stuff they’ve aired in the recent past.

On Monday, September 1, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas like “All My Children,” “General Hospital” or “One Life to Live,” the network has opted to air repeat episodes of the soaps. These episodes are said to be defining moments in each soaps current storylines.

  • “All My Children” Episode #9881 (original air date 5/27/08) — All hell breaks loose on Angie and Jesse’s wedding day. Jesse rescues Angie from the helicopter after Rob kidnaps her but Tad is shot. Julia refuses surgery knowing she is going to die. Dixie visits Julia and thanks her for taking care of Kate. Kendall tells Ryan that she had sex with Aidan and that Greenlee found out at the wedding. Zach visits Greenlee and finds her throwing Aidan’s belongings out of the apartment. Greenlee pulls Zach into a kiss.
  • “One Life to Live” Episode #10232 (original air date 7/22/08) — This is the second of the 40th Anniversary episodes and features Viki’s emotional reunion with Ben in heaven. Ghost Mel and David ask Dorian to save Viki and she does after David’s promise to divorce Addie. Clint has a phone call from Cord and Cristian fights to get to Sarah and save her from the falls.
  • “General Hospital” Episode #11592 (original air date 7/708) — In this episode Lulu witnesses Logan attacking Maxie. Logan tries to make Lulu understand, but in defense, she winds up stabbing him. Jax and Kate are caught in a compromising position when she accidentally drops her engagement ring and has to lean over him to retrieve it. Carly vents to Jason that she plans to destroy Kate and get her to leave town. He calls her out on sleeping w/Sonny but she explains that away. Claudia and Anthony have a heated discussion in which a bit of her past is revealed.

Original episodes of your favorite ABC soaps return Tuesday, September 2 – just in time for Fall Previews!

“All My Children,” “General Hospital,” and “One Life to Live” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



Monday, August 18, 2008 8:00 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Families coming together.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

After safely getting Sam home without blowing her cover in the process, Lucky calls Elizabeth over to tend to Sam’s wounds. Elizabeth learns that Sam and Lucky’s breakup was staged. Sam and Elizabeth reach a new understanding on Tuesday, August 19. In a moment of weakness, Nikolas kisses Nadine. Jason has an opportunity to take out Karpov, but due to unforeseen events he finds himself is a crippling position. Later, Jason rejects Sasha’s advances, which are misinterpreted by Spinelli, who reveals his theory to Maxie. Jax can’t allow himself to get sucked back in by Carly. Robin has a warning for Nadine as far as Nikolas is concerned. Elizabeth reminds Nikolas that Emily would have wanted him to be happy.

The Inside Story: Is Lulu Crazy?

Lulu and Johnny are caught and subsequently separated as Lulu’s family works overtime in trying to get her the help she needs, while the Zacchara’s are fearing the worst where Johnny is concerned. Claudia stands up to Scott, who is reveling in the fact that Johnny has been caught. Lulu is comforted by her brothers – She tells Nikolas that she is having visions of Logan, while Lucky promises her that he will be by her side supporting her during her ordeal. Anthony threatens the lives of Alexis’ children if she doesn’t drop the charges against Johnny. Meanwhile, Scott torments Lulu with thoughts of testifying against Johnny. Alexis meets with Johnny. Sonny discusses matters with both Johnny and Lulu. Lulu has another tormenting vision of Logan.

A Closer Look: Patrick and Robin’s New Beginning

As the due date becomes ever closer, Patrick becomes increasingly worried about raising a daughter. He tries to make up for his chauvinistic behavior, but manages to go overboard in his endeavor. Robin sets the record straight for her mother when she jumps to the wrong conclusions over Patrick. Patrick decides to propose to Robin in a very public way. Will Robin accept Patrick’s proposal or will she turn him down? Find out on Friday, August 22.

What To Watch

  • Kate is supportive of Sonny when he brings up the subject of his bipolar disorder.
  • Nikolas and Nadine share an intimate dance on Friday, August 22.
  • Jason and Spinelli are at odds.
  • With orders from Jason, Cody keeps a tail on Karpov.

General Hospital News and Headlines

  • “Sopranos” star Vincent Pastore is coming to Port Charles (see story).
  • Finola Hughes joins sister-soap “General Hospital: Night Shift” (see story).

  • Genie Francis first airdate changed (see story).

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 25, 2008

  • Monday: A miracle occurs when Lulu comes face-to-face with her mother, Laura; Spinelli’s life is on the line; Claudia realizes that she needs Ric’s help in order to clear Johnny.
  • Tuesday: Laura and Lulu have a mother-daughter talk that leads to hopes for the future; Claudia and Nikolas become allies; Carly reveals the truth to Jax about her association with Karpov.
  • Wednesday: Maxie gets emotional over thoughts of losing Spinelli when he takes a turn for the worse; Jax puts a stunned Kate in her place; Ric prepares for battle with Scott and Alexis over Johnny.
  • Thursday: Jax becomes the latest person to become Karpov’s enemy; Lulu tells Laura the truth; Robin’s family and friends think she’s making a life-changing mistake.

  • Friday: Matt confesses the truth to Maxie, which is overheard by Jerry; Lulu’s visions of Logan continue; Jason and Elizabeth act on their feelings.

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



Monday, August 18, 2008 7:05 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Plotting revenge and asking questions.

THIS WEEK ON: DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Nicole asks EJ if he meant what he said when he claimed he wanted to give their relationship a shot. Chloe and Nicole team up to get their men and leave Sami out in the cold. EJ and Tony agree to work together in a plan to take back their share of the DiMera empire from John. Steve and Kayla find baby Joe and fear what has been done to him on Thursday, August 21.

The Inside Story: Marlena Wakes Up

While unconscious, Marlena is visited by her dead twin who has some advice for her. Meanwhile, Stefano vows to get revenge on the “new” John Black. Afterward, Marlena regains consciousness and has just one question for John.

What To Watch

  • The role of “Young Stefano” will be played by Davide Schivone. “Young Stefano” will air on Wednesday, August 20.

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



Monday, August 18, 2008 6:45 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Bold and the Beautiful” Comings & Goings for the Week of August 18 Edition.

Patrick Duffy returns as “Stephen Logan” on August 21, 22 and 26.

Sean Whalen returns as “Lab Technician Carl” on August 20.

Dan Martin returns as “Lt. Baker” on August 21, 22, 25 and 26.

Mykel Shannon Jenkins returns as “Detective Charlie Baker” on August 21, 22 and 25.

Jacqueline Hahn returns as “Dr. Caspary” on August 22.

“The Bold and the Beautiful” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.



Monday, August 18, 2008 6:45 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A not so beautiful mind.

THIS WEEK ON: BOLD & BEATIFUL

Ridge tries to convince his family to go along with his recent change of heart. An angry Stephanie confronts Donna and demands answers about Eric’s heart attack. Taylor and Rick make love on Monday, August 18.

The Inside Story: Marcus vs. Owen

Marcus becomes increasingly agitated by Owen’s presence in the lives of his family and friends, which leads him to his own theories as to what has caused Eric’s illness. Owen is thrown, literally, when Marcus defends his mother’s honor. Meanwhile, Marcus is able to convince Bridget into running tests on Eric to prove his theory. When the results are in everyone is shocked and accusations fly. The investigation begins when Charlie and Lt. Baker arrive at Forrester mansion to follow new leads.

What To Watch

  • An arrest is made.

“The Bold and the Beautiful” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.



Episode 2: Camera Ready


Premiered: June 13, 2008

Synopsis: Go behind the scenes with, and into the life of, “General Hospital” star Bradford Anderson in Episode Two of the SOAPnet original web series.


  • General Hospital
  • Bradford Anderson
  • Camera Ready

    Episode 1: Camera Ready


    Premiered: May 19, 2008

    Synopsis: Go behind the scenes with and into the life of “General Hospital” star Bradford Anderson in Episode One of the SOAPnet original web series.


    • General Hospital
    • Bradford Anderson
    • Camera Ready

      Monday, August 18, 2008 5:10 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


      Who: Jason Gerhardt (ex-Cooper Barrett, “General Hospital”)

      What: Jason Gerhardt Live Chat with Fans

      When: Saturday, August 23 at 11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM EST

      Where: http://forums.jasongerhardtfan.net/index.php

      Info: Jason Gerhardt discusses what he’s been up to and reminisces over his “General Hospital Fan Club Weekend” event at the Sportmen’s Lodge in Studio City last month.


      Monday, August 18, 2008 5:00 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Days of our Lives” producer fired after battle with head writer escalates. “One Life to Live” veteran takes over.

      According to published reports, “Days of our Lives” executive producer Ed Scott has received the boot from the NBC Daytime drama series after his reported battle with the soaps Head Writer, Dena Higley, escalated to new heights. Former “One Life to Live” executive producer and sometime writer Gary Tomlin will take over EP duties at “DAYS” effective immediately.

      Prior to his work on “DAYS,” Scott served as Executive Producer at CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” where he worked from 1984-2001. He returned to the soap in 2004 as its Supervising Producer until his departure in June 2007, just before joining “Days of our Lives” in August 2007 as co-Executive Producer alongside show owner Ken Corday.

      As Executive Producer of “One Life to Live,” Gary Tomlin is credited with providing the ABC soap with its only Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in the shows forty-year history. He served in this capacity from January 2001 through August 2003. He was succeeded by current “OLTL” EP Frank Valentini. During the recent Writer’s Guild of America writer’s strike, Tomlin served as “One Life’s” Head Writer.

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


      • The Young and the Restless
      • Days of our Lives
      • Ed Scott
      • Gary Tomlin

        OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 18 Edition

        Sunday, August 17, 2008 11:07 PM | By Scotty Gore


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Secrets, blackmail, and lies dominate Llanview.

        THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

        Marcie and Michael’s marriage comes to an end, Tess grows annoyed with Tina’s increasing curiosity, Clint sets his sights on Langston as he works to retake BE and has an offer Jared can’t refuse, Antonio attempts to save his damsel in distress, and Nora’s comments prompt the teens to contemplate their future.

        The Inside Story: Their Love Began Before They Were Born

        As Rex begins to accept the fact that he may be stuck in the past and about to ship out to Vietnam, he becomes cozy with Emma. It is her resemblance to Gigi that results in the pair making love. Meanwhile, Gigi arrives in 1968 and quickly heads for the Buchanan Ranch. Upon her arrival, however, Gigi is disgusted that Rex would sleep with another woman after all she did to find him. She tears into him about how she allowed herself to get struck by lightning and traveled back in time 40 years just to be with him. Rex attempts to cover his actions by proclaiming that he only slept with Emma Bradley because she reminded him of his long lost Gigi. Later, once cooler heads have prevailed, Gigi and Rex come to terms with their predicament. Around the same time, Rex confesses to Gigi that he loves her. Afraid that they will be stuck in the past until 1988, Rex says good-bye to Gigi at the bus station as he prepares to ship out for Vietnam. Their tender moment is cut short however when a man resembling Brody impulsively kisses Gigi. Back in the present, Delphina has unwelcome news for Brody concerning Gigi. As a result, Brody begins to contemplate Shane’s future if Gigi fails to return to him, and prepares to use the toothbrush containing Rex’s DNA sample to his advantage. Brody calms Shane’s nerves when the boy has a nightmare about the navy seal not being his real father, and promises that no one can separate them. Bo has one last confrontation with Asa’s ghost, and is finally able to put his daddy issues to rest. Finally, Bo suffers an extreme case of déjà vu upon returning home.

        A Closer Look: Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave

        Todd comforts Marty when she has a nightmare about being raped. The details of her dream leave Todd feeling squeamish. Rattled by the nightmare, Marty persuades Todd to spend the night in her room. Meanwhile, John and Blair continue their little tryst and then drift off into slumber. As John sleeps, he dreams of Marty. To complicate matters, Marty dreams of John. In his dream, John is visited by Marty, who questions his motives for getting mixed up with Blair. As for Marty, while Todd sleeps on top of the covers beside her, she blames John for hurting her (thanks to Todd’s twisted history lesson). Todd feels uncomfortable, to say the least, after waking up in Marty’s bed. His feeling of awkwardness in intensified when Marty informs him of her dream about John. To lighten the mood, Todd presents Marty with a copy of The Sun, with a front-page headline linking John to Ramsey’s death. Armed with information from his P.I., Todd heads out to pay Starr’s doctor a visit. At the same time, Starr, Blair, and Marcie see a sonogram of the baby. Cole and Starr bump into each other at the country club. Todd blackmails Starr’s obstetrician into doing his bidding. Blair tries to keep her concerns about Marcie adopting the baby to herself. Marcie offers Starr and Blair a place in the baby’s life. Blair comes to terms with why Starr chose Marcie to adopt her baby. The students of Llanview High learn of Starr’s “delicate” condition. And, like a bad penny, Commissioner John McBain again finds his way to Todd’s doorstep, much to Mr. Manning’s dismay.

        What to Watch

        • Todd deduces that Jessica isn’t acting in character.
        • Marcie and Michael make love one last time.
        • Tess takes subtle jabs at Natalie.
        • Tina takes an interest in the basement construction at Llanfair
        • Clint receives information about Langston from his detective, as he works to regain BE from Dorian.
        • Cole, Langston, and Markko consider their futures when Nora brings up the subject of college.
        • Tina provides Antonio with valuable information.
        • Sarah and Cristian join Antonio as he heads for Mendorra to rescue Talia.
        • Clint gives Jared the opportunity to redeem himself by helping get revenge on Dorian.
        • Clint wants to hit Dorian where it hurts by taking away what she loves the most.

        SON ALERTS: WEEK OF August 25, 2008

        • Monday: Tess and Todd form an unholy alliance; Gigi makes a confession to Rex; Dallas confirms Nora’s worst fears.
        • Tuesday: Rex and Gigi learn that the truth will set you free; Tess learns whom Todd has been hiding; John and Blair are determined to learn the identity of Todd’s ‘mystery woman.’
        • Wednesday: Brody’s lies bring him closer to Shane; Antonio, Cristian, Sarah, and Talia publicly humiliate Carlo and Jonas; Bo visits Lindsay in prison; Todd and Tina share an awkward reunion.
        • Thursday: Tess threatens Todd to mind his own business; Delphina has surprising news for Langston; Jared and Natalie suggest to Carlotta that Charlie could rebuild the diner.

        • Friday: Todd tells Marty the biggest lie yet; Tess works to cover her tracks after too many people spot Leo at Llanfair; Langston begins looking into her ancestry; Blair and Todd face off at Sam’s custody hearing.