(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It is full steam ahead behind-the-scenes of “One Life to Live” this week as the show works overtime to film their necessary quota of episodes before taking some time off before wrapping production on the shows TV run later this fall.
Beginning Monday, August 27, the “One Life to Live” studios will go dark for about two weeks before taping is scheduled to resume for the final stretch of the drama series’ run on ABC. The show will tape its final ABC episode in November before resuming production under Prospect Park and its online distribution outlet, for which episodes are slated to air shortly after the broadcast television series finale airs in January on ABC.
On Monday, Kassie DePavia (Blair) confirmed the fast-paced production schedule, tweeting that cast and crew were “Super busy at ‘OLTL.’ Shooting 9 shows this week. Hope everyone is enjoying the show.” Similar sentiments were echoed by Julia Davis, who does make-up for the soap and runs her own company called Julia Jovone Beauty, who tweeted that “Wow! Not tonight… Can’t believe they just extended our out time on set : ( # canceling dinner plans,” and later “Home from a long day on set. Very Grateful for all of my blessings. Time to bring this day to an end. : ).” And again today with “Morning Morning! Early start on set in Lllanview… In need of my morning Smoothie,” and “So prepared to bring this long day on set to a close. Grateful for my grind but exhausted out of my mind : ” And she throws in a little teaser for fans, saying “Ok time to break out my bruise kit on set!”
Cast and crew of “General Hospital,” which has also adopted some of “OLTL’s” cost-saving techniques, returned from a three week break in taping in July, and is currently on another one. So far this year, the soap has taken more than 15 weeks off from production. “All My Children,” which is scheduled to tape the final episode of its TV run next week, took a three week hiatus earlier this summer.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 25, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Zach tells Griffin he wants him to run the new Miranda Center that Kendall started. Griffin warns Zach off David. Zach can tell David is still wary of his intentions and takes several steps to try to remedy that. Kendall prepares a Welcome Home celebration for Zach. Greenlee arrives and discussion once again turns to David. Kendall admits to Greenlee that Zach is different. Griffin tells Kendall that he wants her to be happy and he feels she can’t be as long as she allows Zach to remain under David’s spell. Zach shows up just as Griffin pulls Kendall closer in his effort to get through to her.
Ryan confronts David over trying to disrupt his marriage and says nothing will come between him and Greenlee. Greenlee tells Kendall about the property bid Ryan made. Ryan learns Zach outbid him. Greenlee and Ryan discuss the recent developments.
Cara tries to convince Griffin to see the bigger picture as he contemplates going to the FDA concerning Project Orpheus. They each accuse the other of letting personal demons get in the way of their objectivity. Tad remembers that he has an immigration meeting with Cara and Dixie feels it’s best if she stays out of the way. Cara is honest with Tad about her feelings. Dixie confronts David. Her words sting the doctor.
On the Next All My Children…
- Erica flashes back to memories of her and Mike Roy.
- Zach gets in Griffin’s face.
- Brot asks Natalia to marry him!
As Soap Opera Network recently reported, SOAPnet will be saying a special goodbye to the41- year network run of “All My Children” on the weekend before the daytime drama’s last episode is scheduled to air (Friday, September 23). Today, SOAPnet released the episodes they will use for the 2-day marathon.
The “I Love Lucci” marathon airs on Saturday, September 17. The following is a list of the episodes scheduled to air:
7:00 PM EST: Tom furiously ends his marriage to Erica when he discovers she’s secretly been taking birth control pill. Langley tries to convince Myrtle they’ve never met before. (OAD: November 27, 1979)
8:00 PM EST: Erica gives a shocking speech when she accepts the “Media Woman of the Year” award while high on pills. Kelsey thinks she’s going into labor after Lamaze class with Edmund. Janet panics when she learns Amanda has pneumonia. (OAD: January 19, 1996)
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 29, 2011.
ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTS
- Monday: Maya confides in Angie. Jesse tells Angie they need to talk. JR threatens Marissa.
- Tuesday: Will Jesse tell Angie the truth about her baby? Cara tells Tad she isn’t going to her immigration interview. Cara gets an email from Griffin saying he’s gone back to Doctors without Borders.
- Wednesday: Angie reels following Jesse’s confession. “All My Children” creator Agnes Nixon makes a special guest appearance. Dixie wonders if Tad’s really forgiven her about Kathy after a run-in with David.
- Thursday: Jesse tells Brot he doesn’t want him to risk his badge or relationship with Natalia due to him. Erica gets a message from Mona. Jackson tells Erica her new book is creating good buzz and her publisher wants to put her on a talk show in LA.
- Friday: Angie questions Jesse on why he cancelled her surgery without discussing it with her first. Cara confides in David that she is worried her cancer has come back. Erica wants to know whatever Zach is hiding about David.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Eva LaRue and Sarah Michelle Gellar reunited with some of their former co-stars on the set of “All My Children” earlier today. The two beautiful women taped their scenes scheduled to air on Wednesday, September 21. Continue to read to find out who Gellar will be playing. Soap Opera Network also investigated to find out if this episode is it for LaRue.
With scripts reportedly being manipulated due to “AMC” receiving a new lease on life on the internet, it appears to be impacting more than one return to the program. As we reported earlier this week, Julia Barr’s return was cut short. LaRue’s spokesperson tells Soap Opera Network that her appearance with Gellar will indeed be her next and final appearance on the soap on ABC. The actress who last appeared on the soap in July for two episodes was originally slated to air in three more episodes before “AMC” ended its run on ABC on Friday, September 23.
On her official Twitter feed, LaRue describes the scenes with Gellar that she affectionately refers to as cheesy. Paying homage to Gellar’s run on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and possibly to ”AMC’s” current bizarre umbrella story that has several character returning from certain death thanks to a miracle drug regime, Sarah will be playing Dr. Maria Santos psychiatric patient. Dr. Santos’ patient insists she’s surrounded by … vampires!
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Erica shows up at Krystal’s and wants to hear from Bianca everything she’s missed but when Bianca tries to tell her she is with Marissa, Erica insists on talking about Paris and then leaves to see Zach before Bianca even has the chance. Marissa reassures Bianca. JR tells Dixie he is going to prove Marissa he’s worthy of his son. An upset Liza finds JR trying to upload to the internet a video he has of Marissa and Bianca having sex.
Erica learns David and Zach are now partners and that Kendall is on board with [Zach's] decision. David interrupts Erica’s reunion with Zach. Erica reminds David she didn’t sell him the hospital and he says she can take him to court but then she may not know who else he saved.
Greenlee finds Ryan packing for a business trip and asks if this has anything to do with David. She tells Ryan about David mentioning Gillian. Greenlee tells Ryan even if Leo was alive it’s Ryan who has her heart. Ryan remembers his romance with Gillian. Ryan has an emotional moment with a heavenly figment of Gillian and closes the door on his past.
Tad’s shocked Cara told David the truth about their marriage. Cara tells David that badmouthing Tad will not gain him any points with her. Greenlee tells Cara she’ll have to learn the hard way about David. Tad tells Dixie about David and Cara. He tries to help Dixie after she fills him in on her flashes of memory of her time with David. Dixie remembers there being another patient in the room with her.
Kendall gently reassures Griffin that everything will be okay with Cara. David continues to push Zach’s buttons. In front of David, Zach pushes Kendall away when she arrives back in the room and tries to help him. Kendall decides to head out with Erica. Zach brushes off Kendall when she attempts to kiss him goodbye. Zach reveals to David that Griffin is working on contacting the FDA about the Orpheus Project.
On the Next All My Children…
- Ryan confronts David over trying to disrupt his marriage and says nothing will come between him and Greenlee.
- Cara tries to convince Griffin to see the bigger picture.
- Zach tells Griffin he is going to open a clinic and wants him to run it.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Susan Lucci has taken to Twitter by announcing that she is heading into her final week of taping at ABC’s “All My Children,” although she doesn’t make it clear whether or not she will be moving on to the Prospect Park version of the soap when it debuts in January 2012.
Heading towards my last week of All My Children..very emotional time yet excited to see David Canary & Julia Barr again! – Susan Lucci
Wednesday, August 31 is the last day that cast and crew of “All My Children” will be employed by the network, leaving Prospect Park to sign deals with the soon-to-be unemployed talent in order to properly re-launch the show in the coming months. There is no official word on who is staying, although we already know that Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard) and Jacob Young (JR Chandler) will not be part of the soap when Prospect Park takes over as each are heading to “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” respectively.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 23, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
David and Zach agree to a partnership. Greenlee finds Griffin staring at a picture of Kendall and advises him to not let go of his friendship with her. David taunts Griffin and Greenlee about losing their love interests. Zach tells Kendall she would be better off without him, angering Kendall. Greenlee doesn’t want to see Kendall’s marriage destroyed by David and she promises not to let that happen. David tells Zach it will take a lot of work before he trusts him with anything besides finances. Griffin asks Zach to help him get David away from his sister. Kendall takes Griffin aside. Zach watches Kendall and Griffin from a distance. David arrives and pushes Zach’s buttons about Griffin.
Tad tries to warn Cara off David. Tad tells Jake about Cara working with David. Dixie has another flashback of David bending over her and wonders what he did to her and why she can’t remember. Cara tells David that their hook-up was just a one time deal but later agrees to go on a work-date to discuss the Orpheus Project. Griffin warns Cara that David is using her like he used him. Cara brushes off Griffin’s concerns. Tad issues David a warning. David tells Tad he isn’t the one who tossed Cara aside. Cara tells Tad she had sex with David.
Jake and Amanda discuss adoption.
Maya tells Angie she heard Mookie has gone back to California. Maya’s affected as Dixie, Krystal, Angie and Amanda discuss motherhood. Angie tells Maya she will help her find her daughter.
On the Next All My Children…
- Dixie tries to remember what David did to her.
- Griffin threatens to go to the FDA to testify against David and The Orpheus Project.
- Erica demands to know who else David has saved.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, August 22, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Kendall is quiet after Zach’s declaration that he is standing by David. Ryan, Greenlee and later Griffin are dumbfounded by Zach’s allegiance to David. Kendall defends Zach’s position on the matter. Greenlee tries to get through to Kendall. Griffin questions David about his new biggest fan, Zach. Zach tells David he wants to partners with him on Project Orpheus
Dixie tells Tad she feels much better and is working on building a relationship with Kathy. Cara initially pulls away from a kiss with David. David and Cara make love. Cara tells David she has no regrets about what transpired between them. Griffin interrupts the pair as Cara’s preparing to leave. David announces to Griffin that he’s offered Cara his former research position in the Orpheus Project. Cara apologizes to Tad for disappearing and he’s relieved to hear she is staying in PV. His relief is short-lived as Cara reveals she is going to work with David on the Orpheus project.
Liza is sickened by JR’s actions and tells him to find a new lawyer. Colby convinces Liza to give JR another chance. Marissa tells Tad that JR tried to bribe the judge for the custody hearing. Tad and Dixie show up at the mansion and want to know if JR’s been drinking. Tad assures JR that his son loves him. JR asks Dixie to help him get rid of all the alcohol in the house. We later see JR is clearly manipulating his loved ones in order to get what he wants.
On the Next All My Children…
- Krystal admits David teased that Babe might be alive.
- Greenlee doesn’t want to see Kendall’s marriage destroyed by David.
- David says Zach must earn his trust.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Julia Barr will bring Brooke English back to Pine Valley on Friday, September 16, which means, if the soap can take a break from exploring Dr. David Hayward’s (Vincent Irizarry) God complex in-depth, Barr will air in six episodes at the most before “All My Children” airs its series finale on ABC on Friday, September 23.
Barr initially reported she was due to tape nine episodes. Her return was most likely impacted by the 41-year old soap being picked up for continuation on the internet – and potentially cable – by production company Prospect Park. ABC Daytime Chief Brian Frons recently reported that the move meant that the last few weeks of “AMC” script had to be manipulated to apply a more ongoing and less of a finale tone.
Barr joined the cast of “AMC” in 1976 as the troubled niece of delightful socialite Phoebe Wallingford (Ruth Warrick). For thirty years, fans were spellbound as Barr took us on a journey through Brooke’s many personal and professional trials and tribulations. Barr’s most memorable work as Brooke included her numerous verbal sparring matches with Erica, her romance with Adam, and the heart-breaking death of Brooke’s baby daughter Laura. In 2006, Barr was told she could only remain on cast if she agreed to a downgrade to recurring status. She decided to exit. In 2010, Barr returned as the love of Adam Chandler’s life to usher David Canary off the canvas in top form.
As previously reported, Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall) pops up with Eva La Rue (Maria) on Wednesday, September 21 and is scheduled to tape those scenes this week, according to sources. Gellar will appear as a new character; La Rue appeared in two episodes of “AMC” in July and was scheduled to appear in three more episodes before the ABC finale.
Agnes Nixon will appear on “AMC” beginning with the Wednesday, August 31 episode and continuing through Thursday, September 1. Carol Burnett (Verla) will air on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7. Leven Rambin (Lily), Alexa Havins (Babe), Justin Bruening (Jamie) and, of course, Canary’s return airdates have not been released at this time.