(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, October 7, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Blair struggles to keep Todd from losing consciousness. The two reminisce about the ups and downs of their relationship. At EOD they find themselves on the verge of a kiss.
Jack visits a jailed Starr and gloats to his captive audience how he is using the Sun to paint Todd a killer. Starr floors Jack with news about Todd’s condition and blames him. Jack stands by his story that Todd killed Victor, but Starr is twigged when he references Shaun’s voicemail. Will he confess?
Jessica explains to Ford how she came to be in possession of the test, even though she doesn’t know if it’s real. Ford wonders if Jessica’s real reason for keeping the truth to herself is because it might send Natalie and John back together. Jessica owns up that her motives may not be entirely altruistic.
Clint walks in on Cord and Tina. Flustered, they deny it and Tina runs out. Cord insists to Clint that there’s nothing going on between him and Tina.
Tina requests a favor of Viki: Help her find DV by advertising his disappearance on the front page. Tina wishes Viki would just get over what happened to Jessica and Natalie. Viki ultimately hears Tina out, who unloads about her close moment with Cord. Tina believes that he brings out the best in her, and if that they were only to reunite she might stop getting into so much trouble. Viki consents to give Tina another chance.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Prospect Park continues to forge ahead with plans for their new Online Network in preparation of its January launch by signing a new deal with Universal Music Group. As part of deal, music from UMG’s record and publishing companies will be featured in upcoming episodes of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” when the soaps transition to the new online venue early next year.
The agreement will also provide fans with an opportunity to purchase songs used in both shows, as well as access to exclusive online content. According to Prospect Park executives Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, “As we continue to develop programming for our online network, we are taking every facet of production into consideration to create a premium product for our viewers. Previously these programs have not focused on, or had limited contemporary music and artist involvement, and through UMG we can deliver fans from around the world access to some of the world’s most popular music and artists all leading to better production, storylines and program experience.”
In recent years Kwatinetz and UMG have collaborated with “One Life to Live” in episodes featuring Snoop Dogg, One Republic, Mary J. Blige, and Puddle of Mudd.
“This unique arrangement with ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ offers our artists and songwriters a special opportunity for exposure on two of the most iconic soap operas ever. The online network for the programs is an exciting new vehicle for consumers to connect with our artists and their work, and purchase music seamlessly as they hear it on each episode. We look forward to working with Prospect to bring the best music to our shows’ fans,” UMG President & COO, Zach Horowitz stated in a press release.
Prospect Park secured the the rights to “AMC” and “OLTL” from the Disney/ABC Domestic Television Group back in July, as part of a multi-year, multi-platform licensing agreement. Both shows are expected to begin airing on The Online Network (TOLN) in mid-January.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of October 10, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Clint tells Viki about his fight with Cord on Wednesday, October 12. Viki wonders if Clint misses Kim. Clint, however, asks Viki if she is ready to start dating again. Jessica considers telling John the truth about Liam. Dani lies to Téa. And Nate once again tells Dani how sorry he is for hurting her on Friday, October 14.
The Inside Story: Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Téa walks in on a close moment between Todd and Blair on Monday, October 10. Todd contemplates turning himself in. Téa remembers happier times at the cabin. Starr tries to get Jack to confess. Blair’s pleas to Tomas fall on deaf ears. Jack has a run-in with Delphina. On Tuesday, October 11, Blair tells Jack she’s doesn’t believe his story. Téa and Todd wonder if Rex pulled the trigger. Bo is forced to question Rex, who maintains his innocence. Shane threatens to kill Jack if he doesn’t admit to his role in Gigi’s death on Wednesday, October 12. Blair checks on Todd. Shane has something to tell Bo and Rex. By Friday, October 14, Téa keeps Dani in the dark. Blair leans on Bo to press charges against Shane for threatening Jack. Téa tries to cut a deal with Bo regarding Todd. And Rex and Shane have a father/son moment.
A Closer Look: Gun Shy
Kim confides to her friend that she needs to take care of Roxy and Echo, and later threatens them both. On Monday, October 10, Rex pleads with Delphina to help him. On Tuesday, October 13, Rex learns what Roxy and Echo are up to. Shane discovers the gun, and remembers the night of Victor’s murder. Aubrey learns Cutter never turned the gun into the cops, and ends their relationship. Echo and Rex fear the worst when they can’t find the gun. Cutter schemes to get the Buchanan money back, and tries to blackmail Rama into helping him. Aubrey makes a confession to Bo. On Thursday, October 13, Kim confesses everything to Cutter, and gives him leverage over the Buchanans. Rama comforts Aubrey. By Friday, October 14, Rama threatens Cutter, and confronts Kim. Echo nearly makes a confession to Rex. And Kim’s friend awakens from her coma.
OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 17, 2011
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Original “One Life to Live” cast member Doris Belack passed away Monday of natural causes in Manhattan. Belack potrayed Anna Wolek Craig on the show from 1968-77. She was 85 years old.
Belack had a lengthy television and film career spanning nearly 50 years. Her first TV appearance was in 1951 in the series “Treasury Men in Action.” Four years later she performed alongside Sidney Poitier on the record “Poetry of the Negro,” which was produced by her husband of 65 years, Philip Rose (who passed away on May 31).
In the early 1960s, Belack appeared in “East Side/West Side,” and later guest starred in two episodes of “The Patty Duke Show.” She joined the cast of the new soap “One Life to Live” when it premiered in July 1968, playing Anna Wolek, a member of daytime’s first Polish-American middle class family. Belack would stay with the show until 1977, at which time the role of Anna was recast with Kathleen Maguire from 1977-78, and Phyllis Behar from 1978-82, when the Anna was written off the show. In 1970, Belack made a guest appearance as Anna on “All My Children.” Other soap roles included “Another World,” “The Edge of Night,” and “The Doctors.”
After leaving “One Life to Live,” Belack appeared in an episode of “Barney Miller” as Fish’s wife Bernice, Libby Levine in the 1977 feature film “Looking Up,” which also starred her former “OLTL” co-star and onscreen sister-in-law Marilyn Chris, ex-Wanda Wolek.
Following roles in TV movies “The Last Tenant,” The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” and “The Black Marble” (again alongside Chris), s”We’re Fighting Back” and “Hanky Panky,” she landed one of her most memorable film roles, playing soap opera producer Rita Marshall in “Tootsie.” Around the same time, she had a starring role on the short-lived CBS comedy series “Baker’s Dozen.”
Through the 1980s, Belack’s career continued to flourish with parts in the films “The Cradle Will Fall,” “Sessions,” “The Hearst and Davis Affair,” “Almost Partners,” “*batteries not included,” “She-Devil,” “Fast Forward,” “Hostage,” “Splash, Too,” and “The Luckiest Man in the World.” She also guest starred in numerous television series, including “Family Ties,” “The Cosby Show,” “Cagney and Lacey,” “Remington Steele,” “The Golden Girls,” “Mr. Belvedere,” “Off the Rack,” “Scarecrow and Mrs. King,” “Mary,” “Emerald Point N.A.S.,” “Hometown,” “The Equalizer,” “Baby Boom,” and “Anything But Love.”
Belack stayed action in television and film even into the 1990s, starring in the short-lived ABC primetime series “Laurie Hill,” and equally brief CBS comedy “Family Album.” She also co-starred as Dr. Catherine Tomsky in the 1991 Bill Murray feature film “What About Bob?,” and as Dr. Roberts in 1994′s “Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult.” Other film appearances include “Opportunity Knocks,” “Absolute Strangers,” “What’s Your Sign?,” “Krippendorf’s Tribe,” “The Odd Couple II,” and “Fail Safe.” Belack also guest-starred in a number of TV series during the ’90s including “Mathnet,” “Lifestories: Families in Crisis,” “Picket Fences,” “Chicago Hope,” “Ellen,” “Public Morals,” “Prince Street,” “Dellaventura,” “Touched By an Angel,” “Cosby,” and “New York Undercover.”
In 1999, she provided the voices of Mayor Tippi Dink and teacher Ms. Wingo in “Doug’s 1st Movie,” after having voiced the characters throughout the animated series’ television run. Also, between 1990 and 2001, she played Judge Margaret Barry in ten episodes of “Law & Order” and two episodes of “Law & Order: SVU” from 2000-01.
Other TV and film credits include the short film “The Lovers” and the television series “Now & Again,” “Madigan Men,” and “Everwood.” Belack’s last television appearance was in a 2003 episode of “Sex and the City,” and her final film roles were in “Prime” (2005), which starred Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep; “Delirious” (2006 ), starring Steve Buscemi, and “Arranged” (2008).
Belack was also voiced characters in the video games “True Crime: New York City” and “Grand Theft Auto IV,” where she voiced the character of Maureen McReary. And between 1960 and 1990 she appeared on stage in productions of “The Cemetery Club,” “Cheaters,” “The Trip Back Down,” “Bad Habits,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” “The Ninety Day Mistress,” “Nathan Weinstein, Mystic, Connecticut,” “The Heroine,” and “Semi-Detached.”
A joint public memorial for both Belack and Rose will be held on Monday, October 17, at Noon ET at the Ambassador Theater in New York City.
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(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) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 6, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Todd wakes up in a delirious fever which worries Blair. Blair’s afraid to leave Todd, so she asks for Téa’s help. Téa agrees, but must first deal with Tomas’s arraignment.
While they wait, Todd reveals what really happened on the docks. Blair’s surprised, knowing that Tomas is taking the rap. As she tries to reassure Todd, he passes out.
Starr presses Tomas for information about her father. He stonewalls. Téa arrives and reveals Todd’s condition to Starr, who is emotional. James comforts her.
With Cord, Jessica subtly probes about the paternity test result she found in DV’s carrier. She has a crisis of conscience over not having told Natalie, Brody or John. Troubled, she goes to Ford’s to hand over the baby for the day. At EOD, she shows him the test results.
Tina goes to Viki’s and runs into Cord. They get into it and after a series of accusations, they get to a near-kiss. Will they?
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of October 10, 2011.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, October 5, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Blair finds Todd in Viki’s cabin in desperate need of medical attention. He refuses to allow her to call a doctor.
Téa tries to get Tomas to admit that he didn’t shoot Irene. Natalie arrives and tells them the blood evidence is being analyzed and suspects Tomas’ story won’t hold up. John tries to get Tomas to tell the truth about what happened on the docks. Natalie gets the results for the test run on the blood. The cops give Tomas one more chance to change his story but Tomas refuses, and they throw him in jail.
Starr tells James her plan for him to help clear her father. After James goes, Starr is worried about Todd and tries to get the guard to find out if there’s any news. John goes to Dorian’s to see if he can find out any clue to Todd’s whereabouts.
Jessica almost tells Brody what she discovered from the paternity test. They have a slightly conciliatory moment. Natalie returns and Brody expresses optimism that soon the troubles between them and Jessica will be over, and everything will be perfect in their family.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After months of speculation as to whether or not he will be returning to “One Life to Live” before the wraps production on its TV run in November, Terrell Tilford (ex-Greg) responds to the rumors. But do his comments lead to more questions than answers?
Tilford, who played the contract role of Llanview’s Dr. Greg Evans from 2009-10, teased fans about a possible “OLTL” return in a video posted on his Facebook page back in August, which was recorded while he was on the set of the Lifetime drama series “The Protector.” Two months earlier he told Soaps.com that “I’d love to make a final appearance before it goes off, especially considering some of the stuff coming up story-wise with my little sister (Destiny Evans, played by Shenell Edmonds) and all that. We’re talking about making it happen, so we’ll see.”
Further adding to the speculation, Tilford posted the following message on his Facebook page on September 11, “To Everyone who has asked if I’m returning to ‘OLTL,’ thank you for enthusiasm of me and the return of Dr. Greg Evans. The only truthful answer I will give for now is ‘NO’ so that if it is ‘YES’ then it will hopefully be a welcoming surprise… Stay blessed, amazing & know that I miss my ‘OLTL’ family, fans & friends…”
Around the same time, Greg’s name was mentioned on screen when Destiny admitted to her big brother Shaun (Sean Ringgold) that she had went to visit Greg in Statesville Prison to get his medical opinion on Matthew’s (Eddie Alderson) condition.
“One Life to Live” will cease taping for the show’s television run in November before transitioning to online-only distribution with Prospect Park. The soap will air its final ABC episode on Friday, January 13, 2012.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Saturday, October 1, the National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) met for the final time in 2011, as previously reported. One of the topics of discussion was Prospect Park and its transitioning of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” to the web in January 2012. While exact details of the meeting are still unknown in that respect, a representative speaks to Soap Opera Network exclusively on where things stand at this time between the actors union and Prospect Park.
It has been nearly three months since Prospect Park announced that they had licensed the rights to “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” from the Disney/ABC Television Group with the intention of transitioning the soaps to the web beginning in January 2012. Since that time, AFTRA, better known as the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists union, has been relatively silent on how the transition would be possible, until now. Soap Opera Network has learned exclusively that despite a number of actors from both “AMC” and “OLTL” signing on for the 2.0 versions of the soaps, talks between Prospect Park and AFTRA are still ongoing and that a deal between the actors union and the production company has yet to be signed.
Although “One Life to Live’s” Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Kelley Missal (Danielle Rayburn), Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans), Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning) and Jerry VerDorn (Clint Buchanan), Ted King (Thomas Delgado), Michael Easton (John McBain), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Erika Slezak (Viki Banks) and “All My Children’s” Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) and Lindsay Hartley (Cara Castillo) have already signed on despite no official deal between AFTRA and Prospect Park, an AFTRA rep tells Soap Opera Network “we are still in negotiations with Prospect Park. There is no agreement as of yet, but we are in discussion and when there is something final to announce we will announce it.”
Many of you have wondered why more cast members from “One Life to Live” have signed on to the web version of their show, pending a Prospect Park/AFTRA contract agreement, while not as many have signed on from the “All My Children” cast, but the AFTRA rep assures us that “we’ve been keeping the cast members of both shows advised as to the terms of the progress and the status of the discussions with Prospect Park.”
Actors from “All My Children,” which ended its television run on September 23, 2011, are left in limbo in the interim of a deal between AFTRA and Prospect Park, leaving many to seek new soap roles (Debbi Morgan, ex-Dr. Angie Hubbard now on “The Young and the Restless”), return to the soap that launched their careers (Jacob Young, ex-JR Chandler returned to “The Bold and the Beautiful”), or just deciding to take a much needed break (Michael E. Knight, ex-Tad Martin).