(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of October 10, 2011.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: TEASERS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — October 8, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of Soap Opera Network, an online magazine celebrating the world of soaps past, present and future.
Soap Opera Network began as an online message board on the then popular ezBoard (now called Yuki) platform by two individuals that wanted to start a more industry based discussion forum for fans of the soap opera genre with the idea that not only could one discuss the comings, the goings or the general news of the day, but have the opportunity to learn more about the names, the faces and the minds of the people that help make daily dramatic serials happen year in and year out. At launch, soap operas “All My Children, “As The World Turns,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live,” “Passions,” “Port Charles,” and “The Young and the Restless” were on the schedules of television networks ABC, CBS and NBC.
In November 2002, Soap Opera Network left ezBoard and became its own .com service.
Thanks to elaborate databases such as a ratings archive (how soaps rated over the years), episode count archive (who appeared in episodes of a soap opera each and every month and year), its end credit archive (who wrote, directed or produced each episode), including a listing of episode writers and directors along with profile pieces on more than 80% of the writers, producers and directors, Soap Opera Network has cornered the market on information surrounding the inner workings of the soap opera format.
Over the course of its ten years, Soap Opera Network has interviewed a number of daytime’s biggest stars and behind the scenes personnel including Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak, Melody Thomas Scott, Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Sarah Brown, Hillary B. Smith, Robert S. Woods, Ilene Kristen, Ken Corday, Cameron Mathison, Cady McClain, Eden Riegel, Judith Light, Bradley P. Bell, Brian Frons, Maria Arena Bell, Sherri Shepherd, Daniel Goddard, Greg Meng, Marlene McPherson, Darrell Ray Thomas, Nancy Curlee, Melissa Archer, Kristen Alderson, Julie Pinson, Ron Carlivati, Frank Valentini, Linda Dano and many more.
Current Soap Opera Network staff is as follows:
Xavier Toups, Co-Founder
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Venus Stone-Cutter, The Young and the Restless Editor
Gehrig Burnett Jr., The Bold and the Beautiful Editor
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, October 7, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Jason and Sam continue their romance in Hawaii. But a shadow falls across their beach hut – is it Franco? We realize there is clear and present danger. Carly gets a surprise present for Josslyn.
Lulu remains deeply conflicted by what the future could hold when Dante maintains that being a cop is who he is.
Michael overhears Carly and Shawn discuss the panic room – and takes off determined to handle the drugs himself.
Siobhan’s letter affects Lucky. More drama for the Spencer clan… Ethan refuses to fall for Luke’s old antics while Luke goes to see Lucky.
On the Next General Hospital…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of October 10, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL
On Tuesday, October 11, Lisa’s “ghost” looms heavy over Port Charles. Patrick puts together an interesting birthday celebration for his wife. The dark cloud following Maxie threatens Patrick and Robin’s celebration but on Thursday, October 13 her bad luck appears to be the least of their problems. Lisa eliminates an obstacle. Alexis and Kristina butt heads. Kristina receives shocking news. Dante listens in as Sonny has a revealing conversation with Kate. Kate and Sonny end up very close as they work together to get Michael out of a jam. Sonny surprises Kate on Friday, October 14.
The Inside Story: My Addiction
Lucky sets Luke straight about where he stands with the family. Does Luke have a secret weapon to break through the wall his family has put up? Luke purposely interrupts Tracy and Anthony on Wednesday, October 12. Lucky and Ethan discuss Luke and addiction. Elizabeth arranges a family get together for herself, Lucky and the children. Lucky pulls no punches as he calls Elizabeth out on her true intentions – and dashes any hopes she has of them ever being a family again. Lucky makes a decision. Matt asks Elizabeth if she would be his date to the boat party (in his honor) after being turned down by Maxie. Lucky confides in Ethan. Lulu continues to drown her sorrows in alcohol.
A Closer Look: Trick or Treat
Jason and Sam’s fun in paradise is threatened by a foe – and a friend of sorts on Monday, October 10. Franco’s psychosis is evident as he continues his elaborate game. Desperate to reach Jason herself, Carly does her best to persuade Shawn to take her and Josslyn with him to Hawaii. Someone lurks outside of Jason and Sam’s shack as they make love. Carly and Shawn arrive in Hawaii. Jason finds a curious item in the shack. Franco delights in his shenanigans.
GH ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 17, 2011
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of September 26-30, 2011
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,264,000 (-84,000/-671,000)
2. B&B 2,809,000 (-34,000/-348,000)
3. OLTL 2,716,000 (-62,000/+413,000)
4. GH 2,597,000 (+55,000/+151,000)
5. DAYS 2,571,000 (+260,000/+163,000)
1. Y&R 3.2/11 (-.1/-.3) <—– ties low
2. B&B 2.1/7 (-.1/-.1)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.2/+.1)
3. GH 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (-.1/+.2)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 865,000 (-5,000/-127,000)
2. GH 746,000 (+77,000/-105,000)
3. OLTL 673,000 (+12,000/+16,000)
4. DAYS 671,000 (+81,000/-7,000)
5. B&B 553,000 (+4,000/-61,000)
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (same/-.1)
2. GH 1.2/7 (+.2/-.1)
3. OLTL 1.1/7 (+.1/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.0/7 (+.1/same)
5. B&B 0.9/5 (same/same)
Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 43,000 (+11,000/+10,000)
2. OLTL 40,000 (-25,000/+31,000)
3. GH 30,000 (+1,000/+15,000)
4. B&B 27,000 (+15,000/-3,000)
5. DAYS 24,000 (+12,000/+6,000)
Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (same/-.1)
1. DAYS 0.7/4 (+.1/same)
3. GH 0.6/4 (same/-.3)
3. OLTL 0.6/4 (same/+.1)
5. B&B 0.4/2 (same/-.1)
Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 974,000 (-94,000/-142,000)
2. B&B 592,000 (-80,000/-36,000)
3. DAYS 585,000 (+51,000/+19,000)
4. OLTL 559,000 (+5,000/+159,000)
5. GH 492,000 (+4,000/+64,000)
Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers
For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through October 2, 2011
1. Y&R 3.2
2. B&B 2.2
3. OLTL 2.0
4. GH 1.9
5. DAYS 1.8
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4
2. GH 1.1
3. DAYS 1.0
3. OLTL 1.0
5. B&B 0.9
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 6, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Delores arrives to question Lulu but ends up giving some answers instead.
Michael refuses to give up on the drugs in the warehouse despite Abby’s pleas.
Ethan checks in on Lucky and brings the torn portrait of Laura. Meanwhile, Luke prepares presents for each Spencer family member. Ethan faces Luke. Lucky opens Siobhan’s letter and starts to read it.
With Spinelli and Matt’s help, Maxie commemorates BJ’s birthday.
Elizabeth challenges Maxie to put her focus back where it belongs: on Matt. Spinelli witnesses Elizabeth and Matt’s growing closeness.
On the Next General Hospital…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of October 10, 2011.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, October 5, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Pissed, Carly makes no effort to hide information from Sonny and Michael, to Shawn’s chagrin. Sonny makes a decision. Unhappy with his father’s behavior, Johnny puts Anthony in his place. Meanwhile, Ronnie and Delores question Abby about Michael and the warehouse. Later, Abby tips off Johnny.
Lulu distraught, asks Olivia “do you ever regret Dante became a police officer?” Later, Lulu has a secret and later cries.
Luke tries to spar with Tracy like old times – but a lot has changed since he left.
On the Next General Hospital…
UPDATE: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 2:33 PM ET
Since we originally went to press early this morning, a “General Hospital” representative has since stated that Butler’s first appearance on the soap will be “sometime later this fall…,” although not necessarily contradicting our earlier report of October 24.
Stay tuned to Soap Opera Network as more information on Butler’s “GH” role comes in.
PREVIOUS: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 2:58 AM ET
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Wednesday, September 21, daytime newcomer Nathin Art Butler tweeted to his followers (@nathinbutler) “I was welcomed into the family of ‘GH’ today. 1st day on set felt like 1st day of high school. Feel so blessed.” For those wondering what exactly he was talking about, on that day the actor revealed to the soap world that he had been hired to portray the contract role of Dr. Ewen Keenan, also known as “the mad Aussie therapist” on ABC’s “General Hospital. Soap Opera Network has since learned when you can expect to first see the actor, musician and digital photographer on screen.
According to sources, beginning with the Monday, October 24 episode of “GH,” look for Butler to begin interacting with Rebecca Herbst‘s Elizabeth Webber when the character finds herself encountering a mystery man (Butler’s Dr. Keenan). After describing his first day on set, the actor followed up that tweet with information on what his second week was like when pressed by a fan of the ABC drama series. “Started last week. Felt pretty special! Moonlit beach scenes this week. Dreamy character intro.”
Tweets to Stardom
- Monday, September 26 – Getting into tip-top shape for shirtless beach scene this week. Look out!
- Thursday, September 29 – My GH dressing room! Also happens to be my lucky numbers… http://yfrog.com/ntw4jmj
- Thursday, September 29 – Listening to Bruce Springsteen & keeping hydrated while waiting for my scene to come up
- Thursday, September 29 – I’m playing an Australian therapist Dr. Ewen Keenan & I will be acting with Becky.
- Thursday, September 29 –
#GH #GeneralHospital My first episode airs in a few weeks…
Butler began his professional acting career in 2007 courtesy of the TV movie “Rain Shadow,” a mini-series in which he portrayed the role of Shane Maguire. The actor subsequently appeared in the 2010 HBO mini-series “The Pacific” as a Young Private. In addition to acting in a number of films since then, Butler is also an avid film buff as he’s performed a number of behind the scenes jobs including performing duties as a Camera Operator, Cinematographer, and as an Associate Producer. On the beat.productions website, you can view a number of projects that Butler had some role in helping develop (both in front of and behind the camera) via video trailers and/or B-Roll.
Nelson Branco, best known as the writer of the popular Suds Report column for website TV Guide Canada and for his contributions to magazine Hello! Canada is back! This time he’s Uncensored.
With Soap Opera: Uncensored, fans of Branco will notice the same writing style from his Suds Report, which includes an interview, translated comments on daytime moves, a breakdown of what’s happening on each soap and his uber-popular Blind Items.
For just $1.99 per issue, readers will receive 60 pages of news, notes and even an interview from “Venice: The Series” star Crystal Chappell where she explains why her online web soap is recasting roles played by Gina Tognoni (ex-Kelly Cramer, “One Life to Live”) and Wes Ramsey (ex-Sam Spencer, “Guiding Light”).
Snippet from Chappell Interview…
Despite winning an Emmy for Venice, Chappell still has to deal with the cruel realities of show business. But hey, what’s a soap without cast changes? My boyfriend Eric Martsolf has joined the Sapphic web serial as a recast. The ‘DAYS’ hunk will be replacing Wes Ramsey, who is currently in New York City shooting ‘The Playboy Club.’ “Eric’s wonderful in this,” compliments Chappell. “Eric’s always been supportive of the show. I had to shoot this character with or without Wes, so I sent the script to Eric, and luckily he agreed to do it. It was so much fun to see actors I love and respect in different parts. And you can talk to Eric about this — but this was a part he was born to play!” Also, don’t expect Gina Tognoni back as Sami. “She can’t do it,” sighs Chappell. “So I have to recast the role. I have someone in mind, but I can’t say who.”
Soap Opera: Uncernsored:
Inside the Issue
If that wasn’t enough to get you interested, here are this weeks blind items from Soap Opera: Uncensored (as written by Nelson Branco):
—Which boring character is headed back to his old stomping grounds?
—Which super villainess is returning to her old show with a new-ish face?
—Expect some major firings very soon!
—Which despised star is cleaning up his or her a-hole act? But co-stars are dubious.
–Which soap actress in major trouble physically, mentally, and professionally?
—–Which new actor is as “gay as a handbag,” says one co-star, but the acting novice thinks he’s fooling people into thinking he’s straight?
To order your copy of the first edition of Soap Opera: Uncensored, click here.