Soap Opera Network

My View of Llanview: July 15 Edition

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:48 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 12:35 AM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look to both the past and the future. One of the best things about posting this bi-monthly column on the 15th and 30th of each month, is that it presents me with a unique opportunity every July 15th to pay homage to the soap I grew up with on its anniversary. Without getting into the whole history of the show as I have done in past columns (and will soon delve into again with the re-posting of an article I wrote for SON in honor of the show's 39th anniversary back in 2007), I would like to take a moment to recall the rich and endearing legacy that is Llanview and "One Life to Live." What began in the mid-1960s as an alternative plan for creator Agnes Nixon following the original rejection of the concept that would later become "All My Children,"...

Frankie Negrón Salsas His Way into Llanview

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 5:20 PM EDT
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" latest musical guest helps the citizens of Llanview understand what it takes to keep "Holding on to Love." On Tuesday, August 4th, 22-year old Grammy nominated Latin musician Frankie Negrón will appear on "One Life to Live," serenading lovers Todd Manning and Téa Delgado with a rather unique version of his signature love song, performing it in both English and Spanish on a secluded rooftop. According to Paul Glass, "One Life's" Supervising Muscial Director, "I am very excited to welcome a unique artist like Frankie Negrón to 'One Life to Live.' The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Latin artist is the perfect fit for the intimate performance we have planned. His romantic ballad, 'Holding on to Love,' is a wonderful complement to the live music we have featured on the show."Negrón, whose appearance on "OLTL," marks his soap...

AMC Recap: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Tuesday, July 14, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Randi feels the weight of recent events. Zach subtly clues Jesse in to the fact he knows the truth about North's death, believing Randi killed him. Madison lets Jesse know she watched the hotel surveillance tapes and saw Randi entering North's room. Madison knows Jesse covered up North's murder but tells him she destroyed the surveillance tapes, much to his relief. Angie suspects Jesse is keeping something from her. Madison introduces herself to Randi, realizing she was the great love of her husband's life. David and Amanda both admit they feel a special connection to Liza's baby. David gets the results of the DNA test he had conducted on baby Stuart. Amanda asks Jake point blank if he gave her baby to Liza. Zach and Kendall's heated...

GH Recap: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Tuesday, July 14, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Sonny knows he's gotten under Olivia's skin when she responds to his kiss. Olivia protests a bit too much, insisting to Sonny she'll never sleep with him. Claudia's temper flares when she notices Olivia’s lipstick on Sonny's shirt collar. Olivia asks Dominic to leave Port Charles. Dominic pitches that he and Claudia should team up but she turns him down. After speaking with one of his Zacchara cohorts, Dominic gives Sonny inside information to prove his loyalty. Jason and Sam end up in close proximity when he asks her to run a background check on Dominic and she twists her ankle while going up the stairs. After a disastrous start, Spinelli finds his voice and sweeps Maxie off her feet when he takes the stage at Jake's. Maxie and...

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 4:56 PM EDT
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:03 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Tuesday, July 14, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... "The Deep End" Todd and Blair’s pleasant breakfast with the kids comes to a screeching halt when Téa drops by. Téa fuels Blair’s jealousy by planting a big kiss on Todd. Blair hires a hunky swimming teacher for Sam and flaunts him in front of Todd to get even with him for throwing Téa in her face. Gigi tells Brody about her and Rex’s plan to nail Stacy. Rex and Shane scramble to keep the plan alive when Stacy arrives unexpectedly. Gigi returns home with Michael just as a suspicious Stacy insists she and Rex take Shane to the hospital. Rachel has reservations about Cole going undercover but agrees to help out. John tells Marty he’d like to pick up where they left off the night Cole was arrested and...

‘OLTL’s’ August Casting Notes

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 12:19 AM EDT
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:50 AM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" casting happenings for the month of August. With the cancellation of "Guiding Light" all but certain come September, it appears that "One Life to Live" may be interested in more than just their former castmember Gina Tognoni. It now appears that the soap is going after yet another of the soon-to-be-defunct CBS sudser's stars. According to the New York Daily News' Carolyn Hinsey, execs at "OLTL" are "wooing" "GL" star, and Daytime Emmy winner, Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis) to come to Llanview and become the seventh actor to tackle the coveted role of Joey Buchanan, son of town matriarch Viki Davidson and the late Joe Riley, and adopted son of Clint Buchanan. The character of Joey was last portrayed by "Castle" star Nathan Fillion, who briefly returned to Llanview in August of 2007 to pay his...

OLTL Recap: Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009 8:47 PM EDT
Monday, July 13, 2009 9:52 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Monday, July 13, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... "Aunt Misbehavin'" Rex and Gigi come clean with Shane, who’s happy to have his family back together again. Gigi and Rex explain how they’re going to turn the tables on Stacy with Shane’s help. Rex lies to Gigi, telling her he and Stacy didn’t sleep together. Stacy is unsettled after a visit from Roxy. Roxy has no clue that the real stem cell donor is still very much alive. Mr. Rivera kicks Markko out of the house when he refuses to stop seeing Langston. Cristian is troubled by Kyle’s comments about Fish. Cristian returns home unexpectedly just as things are heating up between Fish and Layla. On the Next One Life to Live...Todd and Blair plot to make each other jealous. Rachel agrees to assist Cole. Brody and Jessica...

AMC Recap: Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Monday, July 13, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Monday, July 13, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Madison tells Zach that the woman North was having a liaison with killed him and that Jesse is also involved. Madison claims to Zach that she destroyed the surveillance tapes from the hotel. Zach takes the case files Madison offers and later blackmails Liza into representing Kendall. Marissa offers to help David prove his theory that Liza's baby is really his and Amanda's son. David gets a sample of Stuart’s DNA. Ryan and Aidan wash their hands of Kendall and Annie, respectively. Erica and Ryan think about the fun time they had together. Annie continues to work her wiles on Adam. On the Next All My Children...Zach subtly tells Jesse he knows the truth. Amanda asks Jake if he gave her baby to Liza. Kendall questions why Liza would agree to take her...

GH Recap: Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Monday, July 13, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Monday, July 13, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jason pays Anthony Zacchara a visit in prison. Anthony lies to Jason, claiming he has nothing to do with the current strife between Sonny and the Zacchara's. Sonny agrees to give Dominic a chance to prove himself. Claudia makes it clear she hates the idea of Dominic being around. After arguing with Claudia, Sonny slams out and heads to Olivia's. Sonny and Olivia argument ends with a surprise. Spinelli is paralyzed with stage fright when he finally takes the stage at Jake's. Ethan grows increasingly jealous watching Rebecca and Nikolas together. Jason is left speechless by the sight of Sam in the sexy outfit she's wearing for her undercover work. On the Next General Hospital...Dominic suggests that he and Claudia could help each other. Ethan puts the pressure on Rebecca. Claudia confronts Sonny about...

‘AMC’s’ July Casting Notes

Monday, July 13, 2009 3:12 PM EDT
Monday, July 13, 2009 4:20 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Casting happenings for the month of July on "All My Children." Now that the District Attorney has been murdered too, look for Assistant District Attorney Andrew Willis to take over Stuart Chandler's (David Canary) murder investigation and trial. A.D.A. Willis, played by Lorenzo Pisoni, was first seen on Friday, July 10. Pisoni has appeared in numerous theatre productions, probaby most famously opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway production of "Equus." "Equus," a Peter Shaffer play, is about a young man who has a disturbing fixation on horses and it is of course the play that so famously showcased a nude "Harry Potter." Pisoni played Nugget, the horse (and stable boy) that Radcliffe rides and comes to see as a godlike presence. The handsome actor is also a talented circus performer. Pisoni spent twenty years working in the family business and has performed...