CNN’s Jake Tapper (“The Lead with Jake Tapper“) is scheduled to appear in an upcoming episode of The OnLine Network‘s “All My Children,” it was announced today. The journalist will appear in the Monday, August 19 episode as TV investigative reporter Spencer Phillips.
“All My Children” made headlines with the oh, so steamy sex scene between Pete Cortlandt (Robert Scott Wilson) and Colby Chandler (Brooke Newton) last week, but can they replicate it this week when Cassandra Foster (Sal Stowers) is literally needing revival by the town punching bag, David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry), or when JR (Ryan Bittle) does something special for Cara (Lindsay Hartley)? You’ll have to tune into “AMC” during the weeks of June 17 and June 24 to find out, but Soap Opera Network has your first look at what’s ahead in those coming weeks!
The Wednesday, June 12 episode of “All My Children” featured a hot and somewhat controversial sex scene between Pete Cortlandt (Robert Scott Wilson) and Colby Chandler (Brooke Newton) that was so steamy that it violated YouTube’s Terms of Service. TOLNSoaps, the official YouTube page for The OnLine Network, uploaded the scene to their page only to find the message “This video has been removed because its content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service.” Viewers were advised to click on the YouTube TOS page to learn more.
On Thursday, June 6, Prospect Park put “One Life to Live” on an earlier than planned production hiatus as a result of a labor dispute between the company and the I.A.T.S.E. (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees)/Local 52, the union representing stage workers for both “OLTL” and “All My Children,” which alleges that Prospect Park has violated its labor agreement with the union. Previously, Prospect Park planned to begin the hiatus on Monday, June 17.
As a result of Prospect Park‘s decision to reduce the episode order of “All My Children” last month, the first airdate for Michael Nader as Dimitri Marick was pushed back. Previously, the actor, who will reprise the role after a 12 year absence, was scheduled to first air on Monday, June 3.
According to a representative for Prospect Park‘s The OnLine Network, Nader will mark his return beginning with the Wednesday, June 12 episode.
“I got a call from executive producer Ginger Smith who said Prospect Park is relaunching ‘All My Children’ online,” said Nader, who played Dimitri from 1991-2001, of plans to bring his character back to the canvas. “She said, ‘We’d love for you to come back,’ and I said, ‘You want me? You got me.’ Being back is like being home.”
Previewing the Week of June 10-14, 2013
On “All My Children” Celia confides in Miranda about her breakup with Pete. With Miranda’s encouragement, Celia calls Pete to explain her feelings and gets an unwanted surprise. Jesse’s deal with Uri goes terribly wrong, and Zach finds himself as the suspect in a budding murder mystery. JR takes a humiliating fall at Jane’s Addiction, much to David’s satisfaction. Will the confrontation between David and JR escalate into JR taking drastic measures, causing him to return to his destructive ways? Dixie comes face to face with her former tormentor Billy Clyde Tuggle! Colby is in a boat-load of trouble and feels the pressure to deliver a hefty amount of cash. Who in Pine Valley will rescue her? AJ and Miranda throw a party, but while AJ feels a spark for someone new, Miranda feels confused yearning. While comforting Celia, Opal get a chilling psychic feeling.
Legendary hip hop artist Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) just wrapped his final (for now) appearance in Llanview, but he left a lovely parting gift: The full music video for the “ONe Life to Live‘s” theme song, “Brand New Start,” which he and his protégé, IZA, created!
On the Thursday, June 6 episode of “One Life to Live,” Matthew Buchanan (Robert Gorrie) finds himself receiving some much needed advice from guest-star Snoop Lion (appearing as a fictionalized version of himself). Interestingly, the advice Matthew receives (fatherhood, relationships, etc.) takes place while Snoop lights up a joint!
As previously reported, Prospect Park‘s “All My Children,” and now “One Life to Live,” have been embroiled in a heated debate with I.A.T.S.E. (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees)/Local 52, the union representing stage workers for the soaps, which alleges that Prospect Park has violated the labor agreement with the union. As a result, Prospect Park today announced that both soaps will halt production effective tomorrow, June 6.
“As a result of a dispute with the I.A.T.S.E., The OnLine Network is beginning a long-planned hiatus for both ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life To Live’ tomorrow instead of June 17,” the company said in a statement. “The hiatus is scheduled to end on August 12 pending resolution of this labor issue. Right now we have 40 episodes of each show ready to post through September, and if we can resolve this issue by August, we can get back into the studio on time so audiences will enjoy uninterrupted postings of their favorite shows.
Fans of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” have learned to adapt to the dramatic twists and turns hitting their favorite returning “anytime” soaps, only they’ve been adapting more to the behind the scenes “drama” than they have been with what’s happening on screen. First it was the episode reduction (two episodes per week for each show instead of the previously scheduled four), then word FX Canada had dropped both shows from its lineup as a result of the episode reduction, and most recently word that head writers for both shows were released from their contracts and replaced with their script writers. Now, according to TheWrap, the latest drama is based on an apparent labor dispute between Prospect Park and I.A.T.S.E. (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees)/Local 52, the union representing stage workers for “AMC.”
In TheWrap‘s reporting, the publication indicates that Prospect Park is alleged to have gone over budget on certain episodes filmed for “AMC,” which as a result has violated the labor agreement between the production company and the union.