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 exclusively reported by Soap Opera Network in early April, Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) wow’d the Shelter crowd with song on The OnLine Network’s “One Life to Live” on the Thursday, May 30 episode as Llanview experienced a peculiar blackout. As everything seemed to be going wrong, Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) insisted that Blair entertain the crowd until the power was restored.
The song Blair sang was “No Regrets,” DePaiva’s hit single off her 2004 CD of the same name. As sung by Blair, “No Regrets” featured lyrics that were a subtle hint to Todd that Blair’s not over him.
In an interview published in the newest issue of Soap Opera Digest, Maria Arena Bell, the former executive producer and head writer of “The Young and the Restless,” shares that the soap submitted episodes #9,999 and #10,000 as part of their Emmy reel in the category of Outstanding Drama Series for the “40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.”
“We felt those episodes, being sequential, were the peak of huge story,” she says. The episodes covered the mock funeral of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) and the nonmarriage of Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) and Tucker McCall (Stephen Nichols). The soap submitted episode #9,999 in the category of Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team. In addition to the “Y&R” Emmy nominations, Digest asked Bell what she thought of the “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” reboots.