(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, August 12, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Elizabeth helps Lucky come down off the drugs, and they discuss Jake. Meanwhile, Anthony orders a hit.
Sam gives Monica a picture of Jake.
Johnny receives a gift from his father. Sonny overhears Matt and Robin’s conversation over Skype – and gets a clue. Shawn arrives at the Drake house and demands he return Josslyn and Sonny slams in, murderous.
On the Next General Hospital…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of August 15, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL
Jackal, P.I. continues to perturb Maxie. Abby is unable to escape her past. Coleman and Diane decide to help Alexis and Mac out on Tuesday, August 16. Sam’s anxiety about Jason’s condition intensifies. Carly arrives to see Jason but comes face to face with Sam instead. Does Sam still have her boxing gloves on? Patrick, Matt and Robin argue over Jason’s case. Robin realizes what may be causing Jason’s seizures. On Wednesday, August 17, Tracy & Skye make little effort to disguise their strong distaste for each other. Skye presses Tracy to reveal her secret ties to the mob. Lulu & Dante celebrate her birthday on Friday, August 19.
The Inside Story: Love and Other Drugs
Ethan finds Anthony’s goon standing over Siobhan when he arrives at her hospital room. Elizabeth tells Lucky about Siobhan’s accident after helping him sober up. Lucky races to the hospital. Elizabeth is wistful as she watches Lucky look over Siobhan. Lulu worries about her brother. Elizabeth turns to Matt for help with the case Lucky is responsible for investigating. Ethan’s timing proves to once again be impeccable as Anthony’s goon moves to make another attempt on Siobhan’s life. Siobhan asks to see Elizabeth after waking up on Thursday, August 18. The two women hash out their issues. Epiphany puts Anthony in his place when he arrives at General Hospital. Anthony proceeds with his deadly plan. Matt arrives on the scene as Anthony’s drug dealer is facing off with Lucky.
A Closer Look: No More I Love You’s
On Monday, August 15, Robin tries to get between Sonny & Jax as things begin to take an extremely volatile turn. Sonny shoots his gun. Dante arrives and arrests Sonny. Jax manages to make it to his plane and boards it unaware of Sonny’s sabotage. Dante makes it clear to Sonny that if he acts like a criminal that is exactly what he is going to treat him as. Jax’s plane goes down. Carly heads out to confront Sonny after learning about Jax. Carly slaps Sonny. She makes it abundantly clear to Sonny that he is no longer any part of her life. Jax’s body is found.
GH ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 22, 2011
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 11, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Carly leaves Jax a pleading message to return Josslyn. Dante overhears and takes off to prevent crime between Sonny and Jax. Meanwhile, Shawn interrupts Sonny’s plan to sabotage Jax’s plane. Sonny decks Dante when he tries to stop his father. Later, Shawn and Carly share a heartfelt moment in their search for Josslyn. Robin gets an unexpected visit from Jax and Josslyn.
Robin ultimately sides with Patrick, which Matt believes is preferential treatment, and we realize Robin has work cut out for her as Patrick’s wife and boss. Later, Robin and Mac discuss work-life balance.
Mac arrives at Jake’s in time to find out who is winning a drinking game.
On the Next General Hospital…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of August 1-5, 2011
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,749,000 (-29,000/-119,000)
2. B&B 3,107,000 (+119,000/-67,000)
3. OLTL 2,912,000 (+100,000/+547,000) *
4. AMC 2,510,000 (-70,000/+133,000)
5. GH 2,504,000 (-5,000/-57,000)
6. DAYS 2,312,000 (-138,000/-97,000)
* 2.75 year high (2,912,000 on November 10-14, 2008)
1. Y&R 3.4/10 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 2.2/7 (same/same)
3. OLTL 2.0/6 (+.1/+.3)
4. GH 1.9/5 (+.1/same)
5. AMC 1.8/6 (-.1/same)
6. DAYS 1.7/5 (same/-.1)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 991,000 (+30,000/-122,000)
2. GH 735,000 (+38,000/-75,000)
3. OLTL 719,000 (+45,000/+31,000)
4. B&B 658,000 (+70,000/-34,000)
5. AMC 572,000 (+45,000/-43,000)
6. DAYS 567,000 (-106,000/-106,000) <—– new low *
* Previous low: 579,000 (June 20-24, 2011)
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5/10 (same/-.2)
2. GH 1.1/7 (same/-.1)
2. OLTL 1.1/7 (+.1/+.1)
4. B&B 1.0/6 (+.1/same)
5. AMC 0.9/6 (+.1/same)
5. DAYS 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1) <—— ties low
Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 69,000 (+12,000/+6,000)
2. OLTL 55,000 (+11,000/+11,000)
3. B&B 52,000 (-19,000/+4,000)
4. GH 29,000 (-9,000/-31,000)
5. AMC 26,000 (+7,000/-3,000)
6. DAYS 19,000 (-13,000/-12,000)
Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (same/-.4)
2. GH 0.6/3 (same/-.2)
2. OLTL 0.6/4 (same/same)
4. AMC 0.5/3 (same/-.1)
4. DAYS 0.5/3 (-.1/-.3)
6. B&B 0.4/3 (same/-.3)
Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,049,000 (+17,000/+88,000)
2. B&B 646,000 (+53,000/+62,000)
3. OLTL 561,000 (+9/+163,000)
4. DAYS 510,000 (-26,000/+57,000)
5. GH 475,000 (+29,000/+18,000)
6. AMC 469,000 (-52,000/+8,000)
Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers
For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through August 7, 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 1.0
6. AMC 0.9
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 15, 2011.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 10, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Still under the influence of drugs, Lucky experiences a series of flashbacks that take us back through his relationship with Elizabeth.
Sam reveals her engagement to Jason.
Kristina and Molly freak each other out in the storm until Ethan arrives. Sonny stops by and does not like what he sees.
Alexis and Diane get stuck at Jake’s in the storm – and decide to play a drinking game with Coleman to pass the time.
Sonny tightens on a trigger pointed at a man boarding a plane.
On the Next General Hospital…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 9, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Elizabeth goes to search for Lucky.
Sam lays into Carly.
Shawn continues to suffer the PTSD attack, but manages to snap out of it. Carly is determined to get Josslyn from Jax before Sonny finds out – and kills him. Olivia agrees to check out the situation. Meanwhile, Jax is stuck on the side of the road with Josslyn. Sonny bursts in on Skye and Edward.
Abby gets uncomfortable when Michael arranges a casino trip – just like Sonny does when he brings a woman to the island.
On the Next General Hospital…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Best known for her portrayal of Carly Corinthos and later Claudia Zacchara on ABC’s “General Hospital,” Sarah Brown is returning to daytime for another go after being dropped to recurring status earlier this year by CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” where she portrayed Agnes ‘Aggie’ Jones. The three-time Emmy Award winning actress has signed with NBC’s “Days of our Lives” to play the contract role of Madison James beginning Tuesday, October 4.
Brown’s new character is described as a “ a powerful and seductive CEO who looks to take on, one way or another, Sami [Brady, Alison Sweeney], Kate [Roberts, Lauren Koslow], Brady [Black, Eric Martsolf], and Victor [Kiriakis, John Aniston].” In a statement, Brown shared that she’s “excited to join such a talented cast as well as to play such a strong yet feminine character that will inspire our female viewer.”
For his part co-executive producer Greg Meng stated “”We are thrilled to have Sarah join our family at ‘Days.’ We needed a strong actress who can mold this character and go toe-to-toe with other strong actresses such as Alison Sweeney and Lauren Koslow. Madison defines a new femininity, displaying confidence, savvy, and elegance.”
via Press Release
THREE-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNING ACTRESS SARAH BROWN JOINS CAST MEMBERS ALISON SWEENEY & DEIDRE HALL ON ”DAYS OF OUR LIVES”
Actress Joins the Newly Revitalized Show in a Provocative & Powerful New Role
Sarah Brown, perhaps best known to fans for her creation of the iconic, tortured troublemaker Carly on “General Hospital,” has joined the cast of “Days of our Lives,” NBC’s longest-running scripted television series. Brown is considered one of daytime television’s best working actresses, having won a jaw-dropping three Emmy Awards for ” General Hospital,” and delighting fans on “As the World Turns” and “The Bold & the Beautiful.” She joins “Days of our Lives” as it begins revolutionary changes to focus on heroic love, intrigue, core family values, and the triumphant return of daytime royalty Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as Marlena Evans and John Black.
Brown will play “Madison James,” a powerful and seductive CEO who looks to take on, in way or another, Sami, Kate, Brady, and Victor. “‘Days of our Lives’ is one of television’s historic gems,” Brown says. ”I’m excited to join such a talented cast as well as to play such a strong yet feminine character that will inspire our female viewer.” Brown joins former cast members Matthew Ashford, Christie Clark, and Patrick Muldoon, who are returning to the show, in celebrating its 46th season on the air. Greg Meng, Co-Executive Producer, commented, “We are thrilled to have Sarah join our family at ‘Days.’ We needed a strong actress who can mold this character and go toe-to-toe with other strong actresses such as Alison Sweeney and Lauren Koslow. Madison defines a new femininity, displaying confidence, savvy, and elegance.”
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Because we were working overtime trying to get the re-designed website up while also transferring servers, we didn’t get a chance to report on this. For those who may have missed out on it all, E! is debuting a new reality series that actually covers the behind the scenes lives of some of your favorite soap stars for a change and not those “Real Housewives” we’ve gotten bored with from network sibling Bravo.
“Dirty Soap,” debuting on Sunday, September 25 at 10:00 PM on E! stars Kelly Monaco (“General Hospital”), Nadia Bjorlin (“Days of Our Lives”), Kirsten Storms (“General Hospital”), Farah Fath (“One Life To Live”), John-Paul Lavoisier (referred to as “JP” in the reality series; “One Life To Live”), and Galen Gering (“Days of Our Lives”).
The series is being executive produced by former “All My Children” supercouple and real-life husband and wife duo Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley Vaughan Santos; co-host “Live with Regis and Kelly”) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos).
via Press Release
E! LATHERS UP WITH NEW FALL DOCU-SERIES “DIRTY SOAP” TAKING VIEWERS INSIDE THE REAL LIVES OF TODAY’S HOTTEST SOAP STARS
Executive Produced By Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Amber Mazzola and Albert Bianchini, the Eight-Episode, Hour-Long Series Debuts September 25 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT on E!
LOS ANGELES – July 28, 2011 – They’ve been killers, ghosts, homeless, prostitutes, prisoners and even murder victims – but it’s off the set of their famous soaps where the real drama begins. Featuring a drop-dead gorgeous ‘who’s who’ of daytime television – Kelly Monaco (General Hospital), Nadia Bjorlin (Days of Our Lives), Kirsten Storms (General Hospital), Farah Fath (One Life To Live), JP Lavoisier (One Life To Live), and Galen Gering (Days of Our Lives) – “Dirty Soap” is a titillating look at these stunning thespians as they navigate high-profile careers during pivotal moments in the industry and deal with their own real-life drama, which often rivals that of their daytime counterparts. Executive produced by Amber Mazzola of Machete Productions and Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Albert Bianchini of Milojo Productions, the eight-episode, hour-long series, “Dirty Soap,” premieres September 25 at 10:00 PM ET/PT only on E!
The “soap bubble” is a small and intimate world and this cast of characters has played extremely significant roles in each others lives for years. They’ve been co-stars, best friends, worst enemies, boyfriends, girlfriends, and everything in between. Working together on set and spending time with each other in their down-time, they have formed substantial bonds and created a pseudo “soap family.” In the series we see them all begin a new chapter in their lives – some have left the soap world, some are doing film, some are focusing on family, and others are simply trying to determine what would be the best next move. Romantic relationships are tested when one person’s career rockets forward and the others is stuck at “go.” Jealousies arise as actors attempt to jump from one soap to another, and arch rivals must find a way to coexist in this sudsy microcosm without ripping each other to shreds. The softer side of these heartthrobs is also exposed as they interact with their families – one beauty meets her biological father for the very first time and another tearfully sends her brother off to the United States Army flight school. All the while their goals are clear – to grow their careers and to keep their hearts and heads above water in Tinseltown – where it’s so very easy to drown.
“The soap industry is at a defining moment and the time is ripe for a series that goes inside this iconic world and explores the unique bond that these actors share,” said Lisa Berger, President, Entertainment Programming, E! “No one knows the inner-workings of the soap community better than Kelly and Mark, and it is exciting for us to work with them, in addition to some of the reigning kings and queens of soap featured in the series.”
“We’re very excited to be behind this show for E!, and having met on the soaps we know all too well how much work and dedication it takes,” adds Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.
Meet the Cast:
Kelly Monaco, a dazzling brunette beauty, is most famous for her starring role on the daytime drama “General Hospital” and being the first champion on “Dancing With The Stars.” In the mid-90’s, Kelly landed a recurring role on “Baywatch” and after numerous roles in film she eventually was cast as ‘Sam’ on “GH.” Kelly recently ended an eighteen year relationship with her high-school sweetheart and is cautiously getting ready to jump back into the dating pool in LA…but is she really ready to let go of her troubled past? One of Kelly’s best friends is Kirsten, who she met when Kirsten joined “General Hospital.”
Kirsten Storms has been acting since she was a young girl. A star on the Disney Channel, appearing in the hit movie franchise “Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century,” the bubbly blonde has been on set most of her life. Things really took off for Kirsten when in 1999 she landed the role of ‘Belle’ on “Days of Our Lives.” Kirsten is currently enjoying a successful run on “General Hospital.” Happy in her career, she is trying to figure out what happened between her and her former best friend and co-star Farah Fath – the duo hasn’t spoken in over three years. Will they be able to repair their old friendship? Kirsten is also working through some family issues; she has been on the outs with her immediate family for quite some time and just as she begins to make amends, her brother must leave to go to the United States Army flight school.
Farah Fath is a southern gal from Lexington, Kentucky, who was crowned “Miss Kentucky Preteen” in 1995. In 1999, Farah went to LA for her first audition and in less than a month she landed the role of ‘Mimi Lockhart’ (whose character was best friends with Storms’ ‘Belle’) on “Days of our Lives.” After 8 years on “Days” Farah moved to NYC and joined the cast of “One Life To Live.” Now, she is now bi-coastal and back in LA for a few months, looking for her next gig and preparing to live with her actor boyfriend, JP. Though she loves him, Farah needs some answers from JP – is this relationship serious or not? Once back in the sunshine state, the blonde beauty must face her “frienemy” Kirsten Storms, but luckily she has the help of her friend and former colleague, Nadia Bjorlin.
Nadia Bjorlin is a woman of many talents. Besides being breathtakingly beautiful, she is an accomplished opera singer with many accolades under her belt. Nadia didn’t have to wait long for her big break in acting when, just weeks after she secured an agent, she auditioned for the role of mysterious young opera singer ‘Chloe’ on “Days of Our Lives.” She nailed the audition, landed the role and moved out to Los Angeles. She has played ‘Chloe’ on and off since 1999 and has also had guest starring roles on “Two and a Half Men,” “CSI,” and many more. Now, Nadia is leaving “Days” to begin her career in film. Nadia has been living with her boyfriend, Brandon, for the past few years. They are both actors in transition mode – the big question is: what will happen if one of their careers takes off, and the other goes nowhere?
Galen Gering is currently a major character on “Days of Our Lives” playing Alison Sweeney’s love interest. He was raised by hippie parents in sunny southern California and in his late teens he moved to NYC and enjoyed a successful modeling career. Galen landed a role on “Passions” in 1999 and has been melting women’s hearts ever since. The soap star has been married for the past 11 years to his actress wife, Jenna, and the couple has two sons.
JP Lavoisier grew up in small town Pennsylvania and studied at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His rugged good looks helped land him a role on “One Life To Live” in 2002 and he has been a soap stud ever since. For the last four years he has been dating Farah Fath, though he seems to have no plans to “put a ring on it” any time soon. In fact, he left his last girlfriend because she wanted more than he was able to give. What is going to happen with Farah when she clearly has marriage on the brain?
“Dirty Soap” premieres on September 25th at 10:00 PM, ET/PT on E!.
via Press Release
After 10 years, Los Angeles’ critically acclaimed 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company is going bicoastal and coming to New York City! With over 60 productions and festivals to date in Los Angeles, including the ONLY production of the ”13 by Shanley” Festival, Artistic Director Ronnie Marmo (GENERAL HOSPITAL, WEST OF BROOKLYN) feels it is time to return to his New York City roots and officially open a chapter of the 68 Cent Crew on the East Coast.
We produce published works, as well as original work written by Company members and writers around the world. We are looking for dedicated, open minded and talented individuals interested not only in acting but in writing, producing, directing, stage managing and set design. The 68 Cent Crew nurtures artists in all aspects of theatre. We believe that being a member of 68 is more than just being a member of a theatre company; we take pride in the fact that we provide a safe community where creativity and talent flourish. Members are surrounded by a family of individuals who are devoted, passionate and ready to work.
The 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company is a dues paying company. Dues are $75.00 per month. Membership includes our Monday night Gym. In Gym, we workshop scenes, improv, cold read, write, develop and direct material brought in by members. We exercise to keep our skills sharp for much less than the cost of a class. Company members get first right to audition for company shows. Once you are accepted into the 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company, you are a member of both Los Angeles and New York. This gives you exclusive access to use your creative passion on both coasts whether it be in a production or attend Monday night gym! All Theatre 68 members will now be bi-coastal.
For more company info check out www.theatre68.com
Auditions will be held on August 25th at the New York location. If you or someone you know wants to audition, please email a headshot / resume and note for an audition slot to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that audition slots are limited, and this is NOT an open call.