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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — What started out as a typical week that began on July 25 ended up being one of the worst in Soap Opera Network history, but you wouldn’t have known it from a behind the scenes perspective.

On Wednesday, July 27, I had posted that our server was being transferred to a new provider that would allow our readers to load us up faster than ever before and if you blinked, you would have missed the change in systems. Unfortunately, you kept on blinking and for three consecutive days Soap Opera Network was offline, no where to be found and no way to say TOLDJA! (gotta love our Nikki Finke at Deadline.com). On Saturday, July 30 and heading into Sunday, July 31, Soap Opera Network‘s Community Message Boards returned to the web with a new look courtesy of a software upgrade. Although it takes getting used to, I have to admit it is one of the better looking changes our boards have seen to date. We will be tinkering with minor details per recommendations from posters. Additionally, today, Soap Opera Network has debuted its new website using a new platform. While the old platform was nice and did us wonders for more than five years, times have changed and so have we. We hope you like the redesign and we will definitely be correcting any bugs you or we may come across in the hours, days and weeks to come, specifically in relation to links, etc. We hope you like the new design as much as we did in building it for you.

The Scoops You Came For

While we were offline and left to cleaning up the mess that we were forced into, we had learned that “General Hospital,” despite Prospect Park’s desire to have it did not sign a deal with Disney/ABC Television Group to bring the series to the World Wide Web when it debuts “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” in January 2012 (yes, ladies and gentleman this is now the confirmed debut month for the web launch for both soaps). We also learned that Tamara Braun is indeed returning to “GH” in the coming weeks despite the shows explicit denial to the contrary, although it remains unclear as to whom she will be portraying. But that wasn’t the biggest scoop of them all. Soap Opera Network has learned that when “One Life to Live” wraps filming at the ABC Television Center in New York City this November, it will indeed be moving its studio space when Prospect Park takes over production. But, despite reports that it will be moving to one studio somewhere in the Big Apple, we have learned that it isn’t just moving to one specific studio, but to three! According to sources, “One Life” will call one studio in Brooklyn and another in Queens home once production begins on v2.0. The third studio location wasn’t made clear at press time, nor were the names of the studios in the aforementioned boroughs, however we’ve been told that with the excess studio digs “One Life” crew members will not be forced to take down as many sets as they have been doing for much of the shows 43-year history on ABC.

Not one to leave another exclusive out, Soap Opera Network was in Burbank on Thursday, July 28 and visited the set of NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” where we spoke with newly appointed head writers Darrell Ray Thomas and Marlene McPherson, who have promised many things for fans who have felt the show has turned into something they no longer recognize. From the return of Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, to the debut of the Horton Square and even a sneak peek at what’s been going on with the characters before their material debuts on Monday, September 26, tune Soap Opera Network as we prepare you for new “DAYS” to come.

Until next Notebook

 

Errol Lewis



ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of August 8, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Angie confronts David about his work and his other patients on Tuesday, August 9. Jesse & Angie continue to disagree about David. Krystal & David face-off. Jake is wary of Janet’s presence. Amanda seeks out Janet’s comfort before she heads into surgery on Wednesday, August 10. Mother and daughter share a poignant moment. Jake pours out his heart to Griffin. On Thursday, August 11, Jack finally tracks down Jane. What will she reveal? Colby encourages Maya to dump the trash out.

The Inside Story: At Last
Kendall fills Bianca in on Project Orpheus as Ryan and David discuss the same matter. Ryan puts a tracking device in David’s phone hoping he’ll lead him straight to Greenlee. Greenlee, meanwhile, realizes she isn’t dreaming that Zach is alive and tries to grasp why David is bringing these people back to life only to keep them locked up. Ryan catches Kendall up on what’s going down. Kendall shuts Ryan down when he suggests that Griffin could be right about Zach. Zach comes out of the deep sleep and believes he’s with his mother, Amelia. He remembers her funeral. David & Ryan try to stay one step ahead of the other. Still hallucinating, Zach insists Greenlee is Kendall and promises her that he is going to protect her with his life. Greenlee has little choice but to play along when Zach begins to lose it when “Kendall” won’t respond to his affections. Griffin confronts Kendall about Zach. Zach falls unconscious in his haste to get out of the locked room. Greenlee calls for David after realizing Zach has no pulse. Ryan hears Greenlee’s cries for help. Kendall arrives at the hospital to take care of some important matters before leaving town … just as David arrives on the scene with a critical Zach on Friday, August 12.

A Closer Look: You Are My Sunshine
At Kendall’s house, the women contemplate what awaits Tad & Dixie. Krystal and Opal learn that Tad’s marriage has taken a genuine turn. At the park, Tad continues to say goodbye to Dixie unaware that she is feet away listening to his every word. Dixie’s memories come flooding back on Monday, August 8, and she calls out to Tad . Tad & Dixie get reacquainted. He takes Dixie home to introduce her to their daughter. Dixie sees a picture of Tad & Cara. Griffin tells a reeling Cara that she may still stand a chance, but Cara can see the writing on the wall. Cara introduces herself to Dixie as David watches the scene from a distance. Once alone, Tad tells Cara he is not going to let her be deported. David & Dixie come face to face. Cara shows up at Kendall’s door looking for a place to stay. JR is shocked to see Dixie when he arrives at the Martin house. Disbelieving, JR pushes Dixie away, and accuses Tad of setting this all up.

AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 15, 2011

  • Zach fights for his life.
  • Dixie reaches out to JR.
  • Tad & Dixie discuss their future after Tad comes clean about his present.
  • While Krystal & Greenlee are left unnerved by their latest encounters with David, Cara is left intrigued by her encounter with Dr. Hayward.
  • Greenlee confides in Kendall about Leo.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com ) — Esta TerBlanche and Shannon Kane will both return to “All My Children” later this summer. Kane, a rising film star, will reprise the role of Jesse Hubbard’s (Darnell Williams) daughter, Det. Natalia Fowler, beginning on Friday, August 26. 38-year old South African beauty, TerBlanche reprises the role of the love of Ryan Lavery’s (Cameron Mathison) life Princess Gillian Andrassy beginning on a date yet to be announced by the ABC soap.

TerBlanche appeared as Gillian on “AMC” from 1997 to 2001. In June 2001, after being shot dead, Ryan agreed to donate Gillian’s heart to Brooke English’s (Julia Barr) adopted daughter, Laura. Fans may remember Dr. David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) was the physician that took care of that medical emergency. Hayward is currently in the middle of resurrecting many of Pine Valley’s deceased characters through what we assume is the most incredible medical science breakthrough ever; is Ryan’s princess next? Stay Tuned. Kane debuted on “AMC” in October 2008 as the beautiful daughter Jesse conceived while on the run for close to twenty years, Natalia. Kane, who has appeared in Richard Gere’s “Brooklyn’s Finest” and Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Tired Black Man” and “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” parted ways with “AMC” in February 2011. Natalia has visited her family and her long-distance boyfriend Brot Monroe (J.R. Martinez) just once since leaving the Pine Valley Police Department for the Philidelphia Police Department. Stay Tuned to find out where Natalia’s relationships will pick up from when she returns later this summer.

According to a show spokesperson, TerBlanche will be back for a handful of episodes. It’s expected that Kane will appear in as many episodes. TerBlanche and Kane’s upcoming appearances bring the total of returning actors to “AMC” since word of cancellation in April to a whopping seventeen. The pair join Cady McClain (Dixie), Thorsten Kaye (Zach), Eva LaRue (Maria), Josh Duhamel (Leo), Leven Rambin (Lily), Carol Burnett (Verla), Kate Collins (Janet), Melissa Claire Egan (Annie), Jennifer Bassey (Marian), David Canary (Adam), Julia Barr(Brooke), Ray MacDonnell (Joe), Lee Meriwether (Ruth), Alexa Havins (Babe) and Justin Burening (Jamie). As previously reported, McClain and Kaye’s returns are extended. Collins, Canary and Barr will each air in anywhere up to ten episodes each. Everybody else will air in up to handful of episodes each before “AMC” last airs on ABC on Friday, September 23.



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Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,778,000 (-31,000/-192,000)
2. B&B 2,988,000 (-38,000/-178,000)
3. OLTL 2,812,000 (+33,000/+481,000)
4. AMC 2,580,000 (+10,000/+28,000)
5. GH 2,509,000 (-113,000/-111,000)
6. DAYS 2,450,000 (+109,000/-114,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.4/10 (same/same)
2. B&B 2.2/7 (+.1/-.1)
3. AMC 1.9/6 (same/same)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
5. GH 1.8/5 (-.1/-.2)
6. DAYS 1.7/5 (same/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 961,000 (-40,000/-169,000)
2. GH 697,000 (-36,000/-129,000)
3. OLTL 674,000 (+14,000/+46,000)
4. DAYS 673,000 (+47,000/-62,000)
5. B&B 588,000 (-78,000/-125,000)
6. AMC 527,000 (-4,000/-92,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5/10 (same/-.2)
2. GH 1.1/6 (same/-.1)
3. DAYS 1.0/7 (+.1/-.1)
3. OLTL 1.0/6 (same/same)
5. B&B 0.9/6 (-.1/-.2)
6. AMC 0.8/5 (same/-.1)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 57,000 (-17,000/-13,000)
2. OLTL 44,000 (+1,000/-9,000)
3. GH 38,000 (+1,000/-25,000)
4. B&B 33,000 (-31,000/-20,000)
5. DAYS 32,000 (-18,000/+3,000)
6. AMC 19,000 (-3,000/-20,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (same/-.4)
2. GH 0.6/4 (same/-.3)
2. OLTL 0.6/4 (same/same)
2. DAYS 0.6/4 (same/-.3)
5. AMC 0.5/3 (+.1/-.1)
6. B&B 0.4/3 (-.1/-.4)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,032,000 (-24,000/+21,000)
2. B&B 593,000 (-12,000/-1,000)
3. OLTL 552,000 (+21,000/+166,000)
4. DAYS 536,000 (+64,000/+5,000)
5. AMC 521,000 (+27,000/+46,000)
6. GH 446,000 (-21,000/-15,000)

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Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

AMC
Monday: 2.0/2,681,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,438,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,521,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,651,000
Friday: 1.8/2,608,000

B&B
Monday: 2.2/3,043,000
Tuesday: 2.2/3,053,000
Wednesday: 2.2/2,870,000
Thursday: 2.1/2,986,000
Friday: 2.2/2,986,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.8/2,562,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,582,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,405,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,377,000
Friday: 1.7/2,324,000

GH
Monday: 1.9/2,572,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,532,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,363,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,450,000
Friday: 1.9/2,627,000

OLTL
Monday: 2.1/3,020,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,543,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,647,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,853,000
Friday: 2.0/3,000,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.5/4,796,000
Tuesday: 3.5/5,002,000
Wednesday: 3.3/4,638,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,804,000
Friday: 3.4/4,651,000

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For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through July 31, 2011

Households
1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.2
3. GH 2.1
4. DAYS 2.0
5. OLTL 1.9
5. 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

 

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The CW

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Soap Opera Network first reported that Sarah Michelle Gellar was interested in returning to her roots for a guest appearance in May. Today, the same day that film-star Josh Duhamel first aired on “All My Children” in his return stint as Leo du Pres, it was announced that Gellar’s interest had come to fruition. Early this afternoon, Soap Opera Digest broke the news that he 34-year-old actress will appear on “AMC” for one episode before the September 23 finale on ABC.

Gellar, who has been a fan of the 41-year-old ABC soap almost her entire life, is also a fan of the actress that with much success took over the role of Erica Kane’s first born in 2002, Alicia Minshew. On that note, the actress will not be returning to reprise the role of Kendall Hart. Gellar originated the role in 1993. Of her successor, Minshew, Gellar says, “[it's her] role now. She has made that beyond her own. She’s amazing.” Who will Gellar be playing? She has no idea, yet. The actress tells Digest she is open to playing any role, from a bar patron to the long-missing Bobby Martin’s new ski-bunny wife, as long as she gets to bid the soap that started her career a respectful adieu.

The Daytime Emmy Award winner, who became a mainstream star for her seven season run (1997 to 2003) on the cult-classic and critically acclaimed “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” is set to star on the CW drama-thriller “Ringer” which debuts in the 2011-2012 prime-time season. Speaking of “AMC” and “Ringer,” Justin Bruening (who is also returning to “AMC” as Tad Martin’s (Michael E. Knight) son for a short stint this summer) will be joining the cast of “Ringer” as a potential love interest for Gellar’s character. The role is recurring. (Bruening had originally been set to star on an NBC reboot of “Wonder Woman” for the 2011-2012 prime-time season; the production was dropped due to expense.) Gellar adds that she believes she is coincidentally set to tape at “AMC” on the same day her new co-star, Bruening, returns to tape his episodes. Update (8/6): Gellar will air on Wednesday, September 21.

Check out the August 23 issue of Digest for more from Gellar pertaining to her return to “AMC.”



(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Beginning on Monday, September 12 look for John O’Hurley to debut in the role of film producer Kit Sterling on “All My Children.” Mr. Sterling will approach Pine Valley’s leading lady Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) in an effort to convince her to turn her new book, “Erica Kane: Uncensored,” into a big-screen production. O’Hurley is best known for the recurring role of Elaine’s (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) boss John Peterman on the former NBC mega-hit series “Seinfeld” and his stint on the first season of ABC’s hit reality series “Dancing with the Stars.” He also hosted the popular syndicated game show “Family Fued.”

O’Hurley is very familiar to the world of daytime television. He was married to “AMC” star Eva LaRue, who is among the many returning actors to “AMC” this summer, from 1992 to 1994. The actor appeared on ABC’s “Loving” and “General Hospital,” CBS’s “As the World Turns” and “The Young and The Restless” and NBC’s “Santa Barbara.” The dancing champion has also guest-starred on numerous series and with a distinctive tone has found success doing voice-over work, as well.

Look for O’Hurley to appear in several episodes of the 41-year-old daytime drama this September. “AMC” last airs on ABC on Friday, September 23. Production company Prospect Park has licensed “AMC” and “One Life to Live” from ABC. Following their extinction on ABC, new episodes of both soaps are expected to be available to fans again in some form at some point in 2012.



ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, July 29, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Dixie is sedated in her cell and cries out, No David. Tad shows up at Oak Haven to get Opal. Both he and Dixie sense something while he stands outside her cell, clueless to the fact she is alive. When Tad takes Opal home he asks if she noticed anyone unusual there.

Griffin tells Cara that he and Kendall broke up because he’s working with David and says David has done a lot for the both of them. Cara points out how every time he tries to protect her he winds up sacrificing something for him and this time she won’t let him do it. Cara says he must choose between work and his personal life. Cara asks David what he is doing with Griffin. Before he can answer, Griffin shows up and says he’s quitting. David says he’s giving up a chance to bring people back to life for a picnic with Kendall. Griffin asks who else is a part of the project and David wonders if Griffin is worried the answer may cost him Kendall and admits it could.

Marissa visits David in the hospital and tells him about her and Bianca. After having pushed a drunken JR in the pool, Tad helps him get out. JR admits he overheard Tad’s memorial for Dixie and says he isn’t like Tad and he couldn’t take being rejected by Marissa and AJ. When JR goes to get AJ from Marissa, AJ smacks his father with his fists and says he doesn’t want to see him anymore. JR grabs a bottle and leaves. Bianca realizes her keys are missing while JR gets into her car and starts it.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Brot finds Bianca’s car that was totaled by JR, but no JR?
  • Jackson tells Kendall to give Griffin another chance.
  • Janet gives Erica some advice.


AMC Recap: Thursday, July 28, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 28, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

JR tells Scott he has more important things to worry about than dealing with Chandler Enterprise problems. Like salvaging his family. Scott can’t possibly understand what he’s going through because he doesn’t have a wife and kid. JR says he doesn’t care about anyone besides AJ but Scott points out that he had AJ until he started drinking. JR finds Tad and demands to see AJ. He tries to apologize to Krystal but winds up yelling at her and Marissa instead. AJ admits to Tad he doesn’t want to see JR.

Scott bumps into Madison at the park and he tells her about the work he’s doing on Stuart’s house and Madison says she would love to see his progress and Scott invites her to come over anytime.

Kendall, Greenlee and Madison prepare for the Fierce presentation. Since the breakup Kendall’s thrown herself into work while Greenlee urges her to give Griffin another chance since David is to blame for their breakup. Griffin shows up to ask Kendall to trust him but when he still can’t tell her what’s going on he apologizes for upsetting her and says he’ll leave her alone, hoping one day she will understand and forgive him. He tells David that he broke up with Kendall in order to keep the research confidential and wants to know what’s going on and how he can help. Greenlee comes into David’s room and tells him she doesn’t want him to die because she doesn’t want to die. She tells him that she hasn’t told Ryan he is treating her and won’t until she knows what David did to her and if she is going to die. David agrees to treat her but says he must take her somewhere for treatment.

Opal has convinced Jackson into believing Erica’s story and along with Tad and Jackson tries to figure out how he can get to Oak Haven to see Erica. Jackson shows up as her attorney and asks Erica to tell him everything right from the beginning. He says they need to find Ben and the plastic surgeon that did Jane’s work. Jackson tells Erica that he believes her and the two embrace, not sure when he’ll be able to visit again. Erica follows Janet to arts and crafts and finds Marian and Annie there. Marian tries to comfort Erica.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Erica’s shocked when she sees the dead.
  • AJ smacks JR and says he doesn’t want to see him anymore.
  • Marissa visits David in the hospital and tells him about her and Bianca relationship.

 

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    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 1, 2011.

    ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTS

    • Monday: Brot finds Bianca’s car that was totaled by JR, but no JR. Jackson tells Kendall she should give Griffin another chance. Janet gives Erica some advice.
    • Tuesday: Kendall’s heart races when she thinks about Zach. Jesse tells Brot he needs to find a way to get Lucy away from Maya. Amanda’s doctor gives her some more bad news.
    • Wednesday: Maya points out to Angie how Lucy looks a lot like the baby she gave up. Jesse wonders if he should tell Angie the truth. JR accuses Marissa of poisoning their son against him.
    • Thursday: Ryan and Griffin break into David’s office. Josh Duhamel returns as Leo du Pres. Cara prepares for a real honeymoon with Tad.
    • Friday: Will Erica break out of Oak Haven? Will Dixie and Tad finally reunite? Thorsten Kaye returns as Zach Slater.


    AMC Recap: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    While JR’s nursing a hangover, Tad shows him some cards he made for Dixie as a child. Tad finds it strange that Kathy said she saw Dixie and now JR imagined her in the park. JR says she’s dead and Tad is the one that needs help. Cara tells Tad about Amanda. In the park, Brot asks Dixie if there’s anyone he can call for her but she takes off. Brot meets up with Jesse and tells him about the woman in the park who he thinks might be mentally disturbed (Dixie). Jesse’s too concerned with what’s going on at home to be of any use. Brot runs into Dixie again and takes her to Oak Haven. Dixie freaks out when she’s locked in a cell.

    Amanda tells Cara she has cancer and thanks her for her help. She apologizes for calling immigration but Cara’s thankful she did because it led her to Tad. Cara apologizes for coming to town and threatening Amanda and Jake’s relationship. A cancer survivor herself, Cara offers Amanda her support. Amanda asks the doctor if she will be able to have more children and it’s possible but if the cancer cells have progressed she might need a hysterectomy.

    Jesse and Angie argue over Maya living with them and Angie wants to help Maya get out of an unhealthy relationship. Jesse tells Frankie he discovered something Maya hasn’t told them. She recently gave up a child for adoption and he’s worried she may reconsider her choice. Frankie says she gave up her baby because she could not take care of it herself. He admits the father doesn’t even know. Maya tells JR she is leaving her job at the mansion to go and work for the Hubbard’s. Mookie’s upset, claiming he moved here from NY to be close to her and she had a nice gig at the mansion. Mookie believes Angie talked her out of it but Angie says no one is stopping him from seeing Maya and an angry Mookie slams out. Jesse tries to think of a way to get Maya out of the house. He cannot risk her finding out that Lucy is her child

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Kendall, Greenlee and Madison prepare for the Fierce presentation.
    • David agrees to treat Greenlee.
    • Marian and Annie return.

     

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