(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 6, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Carol Burnet makes a guest appearance and reprises her role as Verla Grubbs. Erica doesn’t recognize an intrusive Verla until she introduces herself by name. Verla commiserates with Erica about the perks and price of celebrity and invites her to be a guest on her talk-show. Erica puts Verla in her place when she learns she’s back to get her claws in Sam Brady, Opal’s former beau. Verla’s attitude towards Erica takes a sour turn.
Krystal tells Jack he’s wrong if he believs Erica’s not leaving town due to matters of the heart. Erica remembers working with Mike Roy on her first book. Jack confronts Erica at the airport about why she’s really heading out of town. He presses Erica to tell him if she’s going to Los Angeles in search of Mike Roy. Erica admits it’s true but assures Jack he is the only man in her heart. Jack tells Erica he’s secure about them but he just wants her to be honest with him moving forward
Zach interrupts David’s discussion with Cara eager for them to move their alliance forward. Ryan warns Krystal not to fall into David’s trap. Greenlee tells Kendall she plans on seducing Ryan. The women commiserate over Ryan and Zach’s obsessions with David. Greenlee is surprised when Ryan is waiting for her at home with an island escape. They make love. Kendall, meanwhile, sets up a romantic dinner for Zach who remains focused on his mission. Kendall tells Zach how much she wants this thing with David to be over. Zach takes out Kendall’s engagement ring and places it back on his finger. They make love. Ryan explains to Greenlee why he has to follow through and stop David. Zach races out of Kendall’s arms after receiving a mysterious call.
Cara thinks it’s time to face the possibility that her cancer has returned. She continues to confide in David.
Jesse, Tad, Frankie, Randi, Jake and Krystal wait for word on Angie as she undergoes the procedure to get her sight back.
On the Next All My Children…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” fans have reason to celebrate today as a handful of the show’s current cast members, including six-time Daytime Emmy winner Erika Slezak (Viki) have already agreed to make the transition with the show from ABC to online-only distribution with Prospect Park. According to Deadline Hollywood the company, which leased the rights to “OLTL” and sister soap “All My Children” in July, Slezak, along with Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Michael Easton (John), and Ted King (Tomas) will all be remaining with the show after it airs its final ABC episode early next year.
“One Life’s” longest-running cast member, Erika Slezak has been with the soap since 1971. Kassie DePaiva first appeared on the show in 1993. Michael Easton made his “OLTL” debut in 2003, and Ted King joined the show back in February of this year.
According to a statement from Prospect Park, “Pending a final agreement with AFTRA, Prospect Park has confirmed that ‘One Life to Live’ cast members Ted King (Tomas Delgado), Michael Easton (John McBain), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and star of stars Erika Slezak who plays Lord family matriarch Victoria Lord, have agreed to deals to join the company’s new production of ‘One Life to Live.’ This marks the first confirmation of cast members since Prospect Park began planning for the soap production to live on the new online network beyond its finale January televised date on ABC.”
Furthermore, Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports that “I hear that Prospect Park may reevaluate its short-term strategy for the two soaps and put its muscle behind the higher-rated ‘OLTL,’ while moving ‘AMC’ to the back burner.”
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Teasers for the Week of September 5, 2011.
ALL MY CHILDREN: TEASERS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, September 5, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY (Encore Presentation; OAD 8/5/11)…
Bianca and Kendall are surprised to find an unharmed Erica on their doorstep. Appears Erica and Janet were not the only ones to escape and Janet brings in Marian and Dixie. Dixie runs out when she hears sirens but no one is able to catch her and Erica hopes she finds Tad and JR on her own.
Emma tells Ryan about the fire and asks if Annie is alright. Both are surprised to see Annie at their door. Ryan makes it clear he won’t allow her to hide out there, but Annie just wants to see Emma. Ryan agrees.
Leo and Greenlee talk about the past and the present. After the pair share a tender kiss, Greenlee opens her eyes still crumbled on the floor. Greenlee’s disappointment turns to shock when she realizes she’s not alone in the locked room. She finds an unconscious Zach in the gurney.
On the Next All My Children…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of August 22-26, 2011
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
NOTE: There were some pre-emptions on Tuesday due to the earthquake and on Friday due to Hurricane Irene.
1. Y&R 4,413,000 (-101,000/-627,000) <—– new low *
2. B&B 2,927,000 (-42,000/-179,000)
3. OLTL 2,743,000 (-61,000/+479,000)
4. AMC 2,491,000 (+3,000/+165,000)
5. GH 2,468,000 (-230,000/-48,000)
6. DAYS 2,440,000 (-56,000/-35,000)
* Previous low: 4,464,000 (February 28 – March 4, 2011)
1. Y&R 3.2/10 (-.1/-.3) <—– ties low
2. B&B 2.2/7 (+.1/same)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (-.1/+.2)
4. AMC 1.8/6 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/same)
4. GH 1.8/5 (-.1/same)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 852,000 (-32,000/-200,000) <—– new low *
2. OLTL 712,000 (-61,000/+71,000)
3. GH 693,000 (-97,000/-154,000)
4. DAYS 633,000 (-34,000/-125,000)
5. AMC 594,000 (+16,000/+4,000)
6. B&B 565,000 (+22,000/-17,000)
* Previous low: 864,000 (February 21-25, 2011)
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/8 (same/-.3) <—– ties low (3rd straight week)
2. OLTL 1.1/7 (-.1/+.1)
2. GH 1.1/6 (-.1/-.2)
4. DAYS 1.0/6 (same/-.1)
5. AMC 0.9/6 (same/same)
5. B&B 0.9/5 (+.1/same)
Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 44,000 (-20,000/+2,000)
2. OLTL 39,000 (-10,000/+11,000)
3. B&B 29,000 (-6,000/-2,000)
4. GH 28,000 (-12,000/-7,000)
5. DAYS 20,000 (+5,000/+9,000)
6. AMC 15,000 (-5,000/-3,000)
Women 18-34 Rating
1. OLTL 0.7/4 (same/+.1) *
2. AMC 0.6/4 (+.1/+.1)
2. GH 0.6/4 (-.1/-.2)
2. DAYS 0.6/4 (same/-.3)
5. Y&R 0.5/4 (-.2/-.5) <—– new low **
6. B&B 0.3/2 (-.1/-.2) <—– ties low
* Sole #1 for the first time this century….possible ever
** Previous low: 0.6 (August 8-12, 2011)
Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 990,000 (+7,000/-231,000)
2. B&B 642,000 (-30,000/-49,000)
3. DAYS 558,000 (+34,000/+57,000)
4. OLTL 522,000 (+54,000/+133,000)
5. AMC 478,000 (+62,000/+52,000)
6. GH 457,000 (+9,000/+32,000)
Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers
For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through August 28, 2011
1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.2
3. GH 2.1
4. DAYS 2.0
4. OLTL 2.0
6. AMC 1.9
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.6
2. GH 1.4
3. DAYS 1.2
4. OLTL 1.1
5. B&B 0.9
5. AMC 0.9
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, September 2, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Cara becomes worried about her growing exhaustion but covers when she sees Tad. Cara confides in David that she is worried her cancer has come back.
Angie questions Jesse on why he cancelled her surgery without discussing it with her first.
Opal is upset when she gets a text from her old flame, Sam Brady.
On the Next All My Children (Encore Presentation; OAD 8/5/11)…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of September 5, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN
On Tuesday, September 6, Erica runs into Verla Grubbs (Carol Burnett) at the airport and is aghast when she realizes what she’s up to. Krystal and Dixie offer Opal moral support. Verla threatens Opal’s reunion with former flame, Sam Brady (Jason Kincaid). Tad surprises an uncertain Dixie with a blast from the past. Erica searches for Mike Roy. Angie’s procedure is completed. JR admits to Scott that he’s lost everything. Marissa reaches out to JR. Colby contacts Brooke. Will Scott and Madison reunite on Thursday, September 8? Cara learns what has been making her sick.
The Inside Story: Losing My Religion
Greenlee fills Kendall in on her sexy plan to get Ryan’s mind off of David. Ryan’s frustration over David continues to intensify. Zach and Kendall make love. David reveals to Zach that two of his patients are almost ready to be revealed. Zach finds Ryan breaking into David’s facility. Ryan and Zach’s confrontation takes a violent turn ending with both men being dragged down to the police station. David assures an upset Cara that he’ll find out the truth about Griffin. Jesse gives Ryan some advice. On Friday, September, 9, David, Ryan, Zach, Griffin, Greenlee and Kendall all end up at David’s facility where the situation quickly deteriorates.
A Closer Look: Sweet Child of Mine
On Wednesday, September 7, Tad and Jake have a heart to heart about adoption. Jake abruptly ends the important call he’s on when Amanda enters the room. Amanda opens up to Cara. Cara tells an intrigued Amanda about Children of Hope. She explains that they relocate children orphaned by war and offers to make a call if she’s interested.
AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, September 1, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Erica shows Opal the copy of the file she made from David’s office and wonders if Mike Roy is alive. Erica meets Agnes and she gives her a message from Mona.
Marissa refuses to give into JR’s blackmail.
Jesse tells Brot he has told Angie the truth but doesn’t want him to risk his badge or relationship with Natalia so he’s keeping his name out of it.
On the Next All My Children…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — If you are a fan of “All My Children” you have probably given up on both keeping count and keeping track of all the returns racking up to help guide the 41-year old daytime drama’s exit off ABC Daytime. Don’t fret, Soap Opera Network is here to help guide you.
Carol Burnett return as Verla Grubbs beginning on Tuesday, September 6. For two episodes, Burnett brings the eccentric daughter of Langley Wallingford (Louis Edmonds) back to Pine Valley to stir up trouble for Opal Cortlandt (Jill Larson).
Thanks to the reach of Facebook, the hard-to-find Jason Kincaid returns as Sam Brady next week, as well . Kincaid played the object of both Opal (then played by Dorothy Lyman) and Verla’s affections in the 1980s. Verla won Round One in the battle for Sam’s heart. If Opal and her closest friends have anything to say about it, Opal will knock Verla out of the ring in Round Two.
“Seinfeld” and “Dancing with the Stars” alumni John O’Hurley shows up as film producer Kit Sterling on Monday, September 12. He presents Erica Kane with an offer he hopes she can’t refuse.
Julia Barr returns as Brooke English on Friday, September 16. Look for Brooke’s return to Pine Valley to tie into JR Chandler’s (Jacob Young) story. David Canary will follow on the heels of the love of Adam Chandler’s life. Along with a multitude of unforgettable connections, Adam is, of course, the father of JR and Colby Chandler (Natalie Hall). Will David Canary also dust off Stuart Chandler for one more appearance? Stay Tuned.
Alexa Havins will return as Babe Carey on Tuesday, September 20. Babe is the daughter of David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) and Krystal Carey (Bobbie Eakes). She is also the ex-wife of JR and the mother of his son AJ (Tate Berney). Is Babe alive? Stay Tuned.
Justin Bruening returns as Jamie Martin on Wednesday, September 21. Jamie is the son of Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight) and Brooke. He is also JR’s brother-in-heart and Babe’s former lover.
Sarah Michelle Geller and Eva La Rue also return to the scene on September 21 for a quick sighting. In tribute to her “Buffy the Vampire” success, Gellar (who played Kendall Hart from 1993 to 1995) plays a psychiatric patient that is convinced she’s surrounded by vampires. La Rue’s Dr. Maria Santos will see to her care.
Look for Ray MacDonnell and Lee Meriwether to also return as Dr. Joe and Ruth Martin during the week of September 19. Leven Rambin had to cancel her return to “AMC” due to a scheduling conflict. Rambin, who played Lily Montgomery on the ABC soap, is currently filming the much-anticipated film “The Hunger Games.” “AMC” last airs on ABC Daytime on Friday, September 23, 2011.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Susan Lucci’s memoir “All My Life,” a New York Times Bestseller, hit book stores on March 29, 2011. On September 13, 2011, the paperback edition of the book will be released with a new chapter where the actress, who is regarded as one of the biggest names on daytime television, tells fans what she really thinks about a multitude of events surrounding the ABC Daytime cancellation of “All My Children.”
In the new thought-provoking chapter, written before “AMC” was given a new lease on life upon being licensed by production company Prospect Park, Lucci takes on ABC Daytime President Brian Frons and the detrimental influence she believes his decisions had on “AMC.” High-up on her list of management criticisms includes the 2008 hiring of former “AMC” head-writer Charles Pratt, Jr. who had fans and actors alike running for cover with his quick-shot character assassinations. The Emmy winner also gives a detailed description of the days surrounding the announcement that the soap she helped launch in 1970 had been given the axe.