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Amid Jackson Drama, Daytime is Left Scrambling

Saturday, July 11, 2009 6:21 PM EDT
Saturday, July 11, 2009 7:21 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The memorial service for Michael "The King of Pop" Jackson on Tuesday, July 7 resulted in six of the remaining eight soap operas not airing, which has pushed five soaps behind schedule and one canceled soap airless. ABC's "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live," CBS' "As The World Turns" and NBC's "Days of our Lives" are currently airing one day behind, which has pushed airdates for new and returning characters to the soaps back. CBS' "Guiding Light" aired in parts of the east coast as the soap airs at 10:00 AM in some cities, however, the soap was pre-empted in much of the country despite CBS' anticipation of airing the show in progress. Jackson's memorial service was originally scheduled to air from 1:00 to 2:30 PM on the East Coast and 10:00...
Saturday, July 11, 2009 6:01 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Further confirming that "Guiding Light" will truly come to an end when it last airs on Friday, September 18 on CBS, TeleNext Media, producers of the soap, announced on Wednesday, July 8 that "Guiding Light" Head Writer David Kreizman will join the writing team of "As The World Turns" along-side Head Writer Jean Passanante, thereby forming a New Headwriting team for the soap. The announcement was made by "As The World Turns" Executive Producer, Christopher Goutman. "I am thrilled that Dave and Jean will make up the new headwriting team for 'As The World Turns,'" said Goutman. "Both writers have an incredible respect for the show's rich history and I am confident this partnership will generate the exciting, character-based stories for which 'As The World Turns' is known for." Before joining the writing team of "Guiding...

Melody Thomas Scott Re-Ups with ‘Y&R’

Saturday, July 11, 2009 3:19 PM EDT
After months of speculation that Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) was getting the shaft by CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and its producer Sony Pictures Television, TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan sat down with the actress who confirms that she has signed a new deal with the soap after contract negotiations hit a stand-still.

Greg Vaughan Discusses Rumors and Fans

Saturday, July 11, 2009 3:03 PM EDT
Saturday, July 11, 2009 4:03 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The rarely seen Greg Vaughan (Lucky Spencer) of ABC's "General Hospital" addresses rumors of his being dropped to recurring status by the soap and his desire to hear what his fan's think should happen on the drama series. On Wednesday, July 8, Vaughan took to his Twitter page in order to squash those pesky rumors that he's been hearing for the last couple of months. Though he spoke in third person. "Rumors, Rumors, Rumors...what should a 'GH' fan believe? Better yet, what should a Greg Vaughan fan believe? Rumors have said the actor was put on recurring status months ago despite some saying that simply wasn't true," said the actor. "Now we're seeing rumors that Lucky may be heading out of Port Charles. Is this to help his 'brother' Ethan find their wayward father Luke?" Anthony Geary, who...
Saturday, July 11, 2009 1:06 AM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After being asked to take a huge paycut, Robin Strasser delays making a "big announcement" on her hotline concerning her future with "One Life to Live," in the role of Dr. Dorian Cramer Lord. "Just in case my paranoia is correct and somebody might leak something before I tell you on the hotline, which is what I promised, I was assured, 'Please wait 24 hours,' ," Strasser's recorded message told fans who called the actress's telephone hotline Thursday afternoon. "Of course it has to do with offers from ABC to continue playing Dorian. It's not a negotiation. The first figure they gave me was exactly the same six weeks later after I spent a fortune having a lawyer talk for me," she added. Strasser's message comes weeks after her bosses at ABC, refusing to negotiate, reportedly offered the...

‘More Life to Live’: July 10 Edition

Friday, July 10, 2009 7:00 PM EDT
Friday, July 10, 2009 8:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what you didn't see the past few weeks on "One Life to Live." BONUS SCENES: ONE LIFE TO LIVE As the Cramer girls prepare for Starr's wedding, Addie squirts the girl with perfume, the scent of which she says is 'lemon blossoms from the rain forest.' As Blair, Starr, and Langston try to catch their breath from the overwhelming aroma, Blair regrets that she didn't get her daughter a veil for her wedding dress. Starr tells her that it's okay, and reminds her mother that they only had twelve hours to prepare for her wedding to Cole. The girls decide that Starr at least needs a bouquet of flowers to accent her dress. Jessica relates to Brody at the cemetery how much she hates leaving Chloe there all alone. As they set in front of the baby's...

OLTL Teasers: Week of July 13 Edition

Friday, July 10, 2009 6:00 PM EDT
Friday, July 10, 2009 7:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of July 13, 2009. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers (with updated dates due to the pre-emption on Tuesday, July 7th)Monday: "Aunt Misbehavin'" -- Christian demands to know why when Kyle tells him that Fish is using Layla as a crutch.  Shane learns the depths of Aunt Stacy's lies, and helps plot to bring her down. Tuesday: "The Deep End" -- Téa receives an ominous warning about Todd from a jealous Blair.  Todd and Blair push one another's buttons. Wednesday: "Heating Up Fast" -- Marty has bitter memories of Todd on her mind when she and John start to get intimate.  Todd and Blair get up close and personal.   Thursday: "Red-Handed" -- Stacy panics when Michael tells her that Shane needs her stem cells now.  Rex catches Stacy in the act,...

OLTL Recap: Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Friday, July 10, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Friday, July 10, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... "Cocktails at Seven, Dinner at Eight" Noelle shames Viki, Charlie, Moe and Shaun into attending Dorian’s conciliatory dinner party with the Riveras. When Mr. Rivera questions the time Dorian poured alcohol down Charlie’s throat, Dorian sees Charlie’s genuine pain and delivers a sincere apology. Dorian fails to sway Mr. Rivera’s opinion of her. Markko stands up to his father as he makes it perfectly clear he has no intention of staying away from Langston and even threatens to go up to her bedroom and have sex with her. Rex asks Schuyler to tell him what he thinks Stacy is truly capable of. Stacy gloats to Gigi that she slept with Rex. Gigi asks Rex if Stacy was telling the truth about sleeping with him. At the...

AMC Recap: Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Friday, July 10, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Friday, July 10, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... In D.C., Detective Beckett gives Jesse the evidence found in North's room, which happens to be Randi's earring. Jesse assures Randi that no one will ever know she was in North's room because he has her earring and the hotel surveillance tapes went missing. Kendall wonders if Zach had any involvement in North's death. Zach and Jesse suspect that each knows more than they're saying. Madison is seen watching the hotel surveillance tapes. Zach asks Madison point blank if she killed her husband after she offers to give him all the files North compiled to build his case Kendall. Jack removes himself as Kendall's attorney after she inadvertently reveals she was the one driving the car that ran Greenlee off the road. David becomes more and more...

GH Recap: Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Friday, July 10, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Friday, July 10, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Alexis learns she's been suspended from her position as District Attorney. Jason gets a mysterious call after being released from police custody. Dominic takes his life into his own hands when he shows up at Sonny's while Carly's there to identify him. Johnny suspects Olivia still has feelings for Sonny. Maxie pressures Spinelli to take the stage at Karaoke Night. Rebecca takes Nikolas to Jake's, where they run into Ethan, Lucky, Lulu and Elizabeth. Ethan becomes angry when he finds out Rebecca refused to take money from Nikolas. On the Next General Hospital...Claudia's troubles continue to mount. Olivia's actions belie her words. Ethan is growing increasingly jealous of Nikolas."General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.