(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — For the second time this year, comedienne Chelsea Handler singles out the recently canceled ABC soap saying that “‘One Life to Live’ is one of the soaps that is headed to an early grave and, unlike many of its characters, it won’t be able to come back as its separated at birth evil, retarded twin.” And while the joke was an obvious reference to the “Tale of Two Todd’s” storyline, it wasn’t the only current plot on the soap targeted by Handler on her E! show “Chelsea Lately.”
Handler also took a jab at the fan favorite stuffed porcupine Morris, whom she affectionately refers to as that “stuffed little buck-toothed nugget.” In a clip from the soap featuring Cutter (Josh Kelly) and Aubrey (Terri Conn) talking about the furry little guy, which he bought at a flea market from Roxy (Ilene Kristen), the comic jokes that due to budget cutbacks [Morris] had to replace the third actor that was supposed to be in the scene. She even manages to take a jab at actor James Franco, who has recurring guest role on “General Hospital,” at the end of clip.
In April of this Handler poked fun at “One Life’s” “cougar” storyline involving Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian) and Tuc Watkins (ex-David), claiming the show had “gone to far” with the story.
You can watch the Youtube clip of her latest jab at “One Life to Live” below:
Thanks to Soap Opera Network message board member Cheap21 for uploading the clip.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Llanview comings and goings for the month of October.
Thought you’d seen the last of Llanview’s craziest physic, but were hoping that you’d be wrong? If so, then you are in luck. Lea DeLaria reprises her role of Madame Delphina on Monday, October 10 when she encounters someone who is feeling a little guilty over something they’ve done as well as someone that asks her to repeat something in particular that she did for him once in the past.
Wendy Moniz is back as Llanview’s new mayor Kathleen Finn on Monday, October 3, and again on Thursday, October 20 when she shows the Llanview Police Department some tough love.
David A. Gregory (Ford) has listed his October airdates on his Facebook page as being the 5, 6, 18, 19, 25, 27, and 31. That is 7 out of 21 episodes airing during the month.
Christopher L. Graves will play a Paparazzi on Friday, October 21. Also in that episode will be Nic Robuck (James), according to IMDb.
Expect to see a little more of Barbara Rhoades (Irene Manning) as the calendar changes from September to October. But will that be the last fans will be seeing of her, or will Irene’s reign of terror continue? Tune in to find out!
Don’t look for Kathy Brier (Marcie) or Chris Stack (Michael) to come back to Llanview for a little while longer. Brier tells a fan on Facebook that their return won’t happen until “Toward the end of October.”
It’s Halloween time in Llanview. Sean Ringgold (Shaun) posted this picture on his Facebook page last Friday, along with the comments “Hey Guys I’m in the Studio about to shoot some Halloween scenes . Can anyone guess what I will be ? I’m sure some people will have jokes for this question but what The heck :- )”
If your wondering about when some of your favorite (or not) recurring characters will be getting a little more airtime, no need to fear. Several actors, including Ilene Kristen (Roxy), Kim Zimmer (Echo), Nick Choksi (Vimal), Shenaz Treasury (Rama), Austin Williams (Shane), and Austin Peck (Rick) will all appear on screen at one point or another again in the coming weeks.
Are Farah Fath (Gigi) and John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) about to leave “OLTL” behind? Fath tweeted on September 21 that “I’ll study twitter slang tomorrow, i gotta go to bed now, ‘OLTL’ at the crack…” And, when asked about how much longer she would be in New York City (where “OLTL” is taped), she responded with “Only for 2 more months.”
What fun place to work. Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted on Monday that she was “Working with silly folks today!”
And talk about a long day on the set. “OLTL” make-up artist Julia Davis tweeted on September 22 that “They have extended our out time. No cooking tonight. This calls for takeout,” and that she was “Finally headed home after 13 hours on set. Thanks a Good Night to Llanview… In need of some zzzzz.”
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, September 26, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Téa visits Todd and finally believes he’s innocent, after he swears on the lives of his children. He tells her about Irene offering him a deal. Téa agrees she’ll represent him. At EOD Todd receives a threat from Irene.
Irene visits Viki, ostensibly to apologize. Viki calls Bo and gets confirmation that Irene was released from jail. Viki berates Irene for her treatment of her sons and of her daughter Tina. At EOD Irene says she has one more thing to share with Viki: a gun that she points at her.
Blair tries to get Jack to admit he’s lying about Todd’s involvement in Victor’s death. She tells him Todd might get the death sentence. However Dani and Tomas interrupt just when Jack might confess to the lie. At EOD Tea returns home and Blair is about to take off with Jack to keep working on him, when someone enters. He is there about Victor Lord Jr’s last will and testament.
Tomas takes responsibility for the fact that Todd had to spend all those years behind bars.
John is about to admit to Natalie that he still loves her, when he sees her engagement ring. He learns she’s going to marry Brody. Bo sees Natalie is upset.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of September 26, 2011.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TEASERS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The 25th Annual Broadway Fleamarket sponsored by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS took place today and several of daytime’s biggest stars were on hand as celebrity guests including stars from “One Life to Live” such as Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning), Gina Tognoni (ex-Kelly Cramer), Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans), Ilene Kristen (Roxy Balsom) and even former cast member Judith Light (ex-Karen Wolek). Also in attendance was former “Guiding Light” actor Ron Raines (ex-Alan Spaulding), who is currently appearing in previews for the Broadway production of “Follies.” Raines’ former “Light” co-star Marj Dusay (ex-Alexandra Spaulding) was scheduled to appear but had to cancel due to illness. Also scheduled was “As The World Turns” actresses Eileen Fulton (ex-Lisa Grimaldi) and Ellen Dolan (Margo Hughes). Soap Opera Network spoke with a few of the stars and learned some interesting tidbits, one of which being that Ringgold received his offer from Prospect Park on Friday and he’s since decided to continue with the show when it moves to the web in January along with “All My Children.”
“You know what’s funny, I was making up my mind cause I got the offer to come over on Friday [September 23] actually and I didn’t give them my response, but after speaking with a couple of hierarchies, I just said ‘you know what? I’ll give it a year!’ Why not? So I’m going to come over to Prospect Park.” As for what the new version of the soap may look like and what fans can expect, Ringgold emphasizes that “There’s going to be more of a free reign to do more things on the internet than you could normally do on network. It could get quite interesting. I’ll leave that open for the imagination.” As for the chance of new faces popping up and where they’ll find their new filming digs, the actor says “I’m sure there are going to be new characters who are going to be brought on and I hope the studio goes to Brooklyn because I live in Queens. Although coming into Manhattan wouldn’t be a bad thing – I’ll miss Manhattan – but to just be able to wake up out of the bed and drive 10 minutes over to the studio. I’ll be in heaven.”
What is Ringgold looking forward to most for his character as the soap transitions from ABC to Prospect Park? “As long as Shaun is there for Destiny, and being supportive of his sister with her decision, whichever way we’ll see how that turns out to be… just to be there for [my] sister and to make sure she’s good and also my mom. They’re going to bring my pops back and it’ll be great if Greg [Terrell Tilford] popped up as well.” Speaking of Destiny, particularly her portrayer Shennell Edmonds, can we expect to hear news of her continuing as well? While Ringgold couldn’t confirm it as fact, he does hope it turns out to be the case.
Lastly with “One Life to Live” being canceled in April by ABC only to be picked up in July by Prospect Park, what happens to the planned series finale that was scheduled to air in January? “I’m sure they are changing the story a little bit because we’re going to continue on with Prospect Park.”
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, September 23, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
The residents of Llanview wake from vivid dreams, revealing their hidden hopes, fears, and suspicions.
Bo finds John at Rodi’s, having spent the night. He recalls that the last time John went on a bender like that was after his wedding. It doesn’t take Bo long to realize John is thinking about Natalie. Meanwhile, Natalie has a dream that she can’t quite shake: seeing paternity test results indicating that John is Liam’s father. At EOD, Natalie goes to see John at Rodi’s. She has something to tell him.
Blair stops by to check on Téa. The two women go over their doubts concerning both Todd and Jack. Blair devises a plan to get the truth out of Jack. Téa opens a box of Victor’s belongings from his office at The Sun among those belongings is a copy of Natalie’s original paternity test.
At Llanview High, Shane overhears Jack reiterate his version of what happened the night Victor was murdered.
At EOD, a hopeless Todd has a visitor.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of September 26, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Rex sees Gigi again. Cord comes to Llanfair to see Clint on Wednesday, September 28. Cord isn’t pleased with Rex’s running of the family company. Bo interrupt a tense moment between father and son. And Rex confides in Shane that he’s been seeing Gigi’s spirit, and this time she gave him something on Thursday, September 29.
The Inside Story: Bombs Away
Todd finally convinces Téa to help him. Irene visits Viki under the pretense of apologizing to her old friend on Monday, September 26. Viki tears into Irene. Blair attempts to get a confession out of Jack. Irene turns the tables on Viki. Tina is on her way back to Llanview with doggie David Vickers in tow. Tomas mans up. On Tuesday, September 27, Tina arrives just as Victor’s will is about to be read. Todd receives a menacing note from his mother. Todd and Starr have a difference of opinion. Tina is heartbroken. Irene plans an explosive homecoming for her loved ones. Todd’s family is shocked to learn of his latest stunt, and Starr’s involvement in it. Tina and Todd fight. Téa tries to get Todd to turn himself in. Shane recalls the night of Victor’s murder. Todd and Irene butt heads. Doggie David Vickers, and later Bo, each make a shocking discovery on Friday, September 30. Tina and Cord rehash old times. The dog goes missing. And Cord reaches out to Tina.
A Closer Look: Sisterly Hate
John notices Natalie’s engagement ring on Monday, September 26. Bo encounters an upset Natalie, who later tells Rex that she has agreed to marry Brody. Rex questions his sister’s true motives. Jessica confides in a sympathetic Ford. Natalie and Jessica have a major altercation on Wednesday, September 28. Brody tries to keep the peace, and afterward asks Clint for his blessing. Brody stands his ground, and Clint relents. By Friday, September 30, Jessica, still licking her wounds, is forced to tell Clint and Viki about the fight. Viki talks to Natalie about her sister and the men in her life. Clint tells Jessica about Brody’s visit. And Brody gives Natalie a shoulder to lean on.
OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 3, 2011
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of September 12-16, 2011
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,249,000 (-382,000/-799,000) <—– new low *
2. OLTL 2,668,000 (-148,000/+341,000) **
3. B&B 2,642,000 (-349,000/-551,000) <—– new low ***
4. AMC 2,491,000 (-212,000/+104,000)
5. GH 2,439,000 (-56,000/-202,000)
6. DAYS 2,322,000 (-35,000/-188,000)
* Previous low: 4,413,000 (August 22-26, 2011)
**Last time #2 in Total Viewers (May 23-27, 2005)
*** Previous low: 2,692,000 (April 11-15, 2011)
1. Y&R 3.2/11 (-.2/-.3) <—– ties low
2. B&B 2.1/7 (-.1/-.2)
3. OLTL 2.0/7 (-.1/+.2)
4. AMC 1.9/7 (-.1/+.1)
5. GH 1.8/6 (-.1/-.2)
6. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.1/-.1)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 835,000 (-81,000/-264,000)
2. GH 660,000 (-69,000/-227,000)
3. OLTL 637,000 (-53,000/-27,000)
4. DAYS 581,000 (+10,000/-131,000)
5. AMC 532,000 (-25,000/-60,000)
6. B&B 510,000 (-42,000/-186,000)
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (-.1/-.4) <—– ties low
2. GH 1.0/7 (-.1/-.3)
2. OLTL 1.0/7 (-.1/same)
4. DAYS 0.9/6 (same/-.2) <—– ties low (2nd straight week)
5. AMC 0.8/6 (-.1/-.1)
5. B&B 0.8/5 (-.1/-.3) <—– ties low
Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. OLTL 53,000 (+16,000/+33,000)
2. Y&R 37,000 (-21,000/-10,000)
3. GH 33,000 (+18,000/+13,000)
4. AMC 27,000 (+14,000/+18,000)
5. DAYS 22,000 (+2,000/+2,000)
6. B&B 16,000 (-13,000/-17,000)
Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (same/-.2)
1. DAYS 0.7/4 (+.1/same)
3. GH 0.6/4 (same/-.3)
3. OLTL 0.6/4 (-.1/same)
5. AMC 0.5/4 (-.1/same)
6. B&B 0.3/2 (-.1/-.3) <—– ties low
Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 956,000 (-55,000/-258,000)
2. B&B 580,000 (-71,000/-100,000)
3. OLTL 525,000 (-64,000/+90,000)
4. DAYS 516,000 (-15,000/-61,000)
5. AMC 464,000 (-119,000/+5,000)
6. GH 446,000 (-16,000/-67,000)
Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers
For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through September 18, 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 0.9
5. AMC 0.9
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, September 22, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
John just wants to have a relaxing end-of-day drink at his bar but must first shake Roxy, who presses him about his feelings for Natalie. Pestered, John tells Roxy he is not in love with Natalie. Roxy deems John a liar and pushes him to cop to his feelings.
Elsewhere, Brody receives a visit from Jessica, who has come bearing a medal left behind at Llanfair during the move. The pair reminisces about the medal’s meaning to them both . Brody informs Jessica of his marriage proposal to Natalie. Jessica seeks comfort from Ford. Meanwhile, Natalie returns home and changes her mind about Brody’s proposal.
Blair has bad news for Starr: Todd has been arrested. Starr informs Blair that the reason for Todd’s incarceration is Jack’s eyewitness account that he killed Victor. Starr urges Blair to compel Jack to come. Privately, Blair tells Starr that she is not 100% certain Jack is telling the truth but has to be on his side right now. She knows she’s in danger of losing him. Jack thanks Blair for believing in him.
Elsewhere, Dani tells Téa about her visit to Todd at the jail. Téa is incensed that Todd would use Dani to get to her.
The Ford brothers compare notes on their love lives. By EOD Nate checks in with Dani, James supports Starr, and Ford gives solace to Jessica.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of September 26, 2011.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS