(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
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, September 21, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Dani shocks Todd when she visits him in jail. She demands to know if he killed Victor. He asks her a big favor. Irene interrupts, introducing herself as Dani’s grandmother. Todd makes Dani leave. At EOD, Irene puts the screws to him, demanding to know if they have a deal.
Tomas takes care of distraught Téa, apologizing for missing Victor’s funeral. Téa reminds him that he wanted her to leave Victor, and reveals that Baz is suspicious of him. Téa questions Jack’s eyewitness account.
John questions Irene who urges him to let his suspicions of her go; her son murdered her other son. After he gets rid of her, he goes to Rodi’s for a drink where Roxy wants to know more about Todd’s arrest. He refuses to engage her about that. So, instead, she suggests they talk about John and Natalie. Neither is aware that Natalie has entered. Natalie tells Rex about Brody’s proposal.
Echo’s tempted to forge Rex’s name on legal papers giving Clint back all of his money. Roxy’s horrified to learn that Kim Andrew’s has the gun that she and Echo are convinced Rex used to kill Victor. Cutter confronts Kim about the gun. Cutter sees the mystery patient. Kim begs him to let her keep the gun so that she can continue to blackmail Rex through Echo.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Todd and Irene are face to face in their cells. She is responsible for concealing Louie and the gun that will clear him. But she’ll produce it and get him off the hook, if Todd will give her what she wants..
John admits to Bo that he thinks Jack is lying about Todd’s guilt in Victor’s murder. John runs through possible suspects, specifically Rex. Bo sticks up for him. Then John proposes another suspect.
Shane appears at the cemetery and needles Jack subtly about what it feels like to lose someone he loves. Jack tells Shane he was an eyewitness to the murder and that his father hit him on the head before going in and shooting Victor. When Jack leaves, Shane goes to Gigi’s grave and tells her that Jack is lying.
Kim diverts Rex from seeing her friend in the hospital room and comes up with a plan to prevent Rex from ever seeing the person in the bed.
Natalie gives Brody an answer to his marriage proposal making it clear that their relationship has nothing to do with John. Brody tells her he loves her.
Baz and Rick find Starr and James at Capricorn. Baz has reconsidered and wants Rick to produce their single. He works to convince her, despite James’s objections, that Rick will be a good producer. Starr feels finally that she should follow her dream and agrees to let Rick produce it.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” issues casting calls for a pair of new minor characters.
The first script is for the recurring role of Dr. Fascinella. The script is a recycled version of the script for Dr. Pryor, which was released back in March. As you may recall, that script revolved around Bo (Robert S. Woods) and Nora (Hillary B. Smith)Buchanan finding out that their son Matthew (Eddie Alderson) was suffering from severe brain trauma. So who do you think is in need of medical assistance this time around?
The second script is for the dayplayer role of a Receptionist. The scene opens with “Ted” tells a receptionist at an office in Brazil that he has been called in to take care of a bed bug infestation. Horrified and disgusted, the woman tells him that he must be mistaken. However Ted, who claims to be from Winnipeg, tells her that he received a complaint from a woman who encountered the pests while staying at the facility recently. When he asks to speak with the doctor in charge, she tells him that Dr. Fascinella is unavailable because he is with a patient. Ted says that is okay, because the bed bug infestation was confined mainly to the reception area. As the woman screams and runs off, Ted steals some files from his desk. As the scene ends, he states that the infestation must have been a false alarm. Remember that “OLTL” often tries to throw viewers off by changing character names in these scripts.
In other news…
David A. Gregory (Ford) responded to a fan on his Facebook page asking him when “OLTL’s” last television tape date was, saying “we don’t know yet.” He also answers a question about why everyone in Llanview refers to his character only by his last name, commenting “When I first came on the show in 2009, the character was known only as Ford. When they brought the character back at the end of the year, they gave him a first name. Most people in Llandview know him as Ford. His family knows him as Robert/Bobby. My theory is he hates Bobby because it reminds him of his bad childhood and it sounds like a little kid’s name. ‘Ford’ is more mysterious, adult, and masculine.” And he previews Wednesday’s (September 21) episode of “One Life,” teasing that “Wed. on OLTL: All 3 Ford boys are back at one of their favorite places…”
Farah Fath (Gigi) tweeted Monday that it was “Back to OLTL tomorrow..cant wait for JP [John-Paul Lavoisier] to get here Wed.”
And Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted on Monday “SO MUCH FUN at work today!!! Hahaha” And then later with, “Can’t stop thinking about how fun my “job”was today.Thank u all for your support! I wouldn’t be able to do what I LOVE if it weren’t for u.”
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Late last week, on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” an excited Cameron Mathison (Ryan) announced that the production company that licensed “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” from ABC this summer, Prospect Park, had started to contact actors from his show to negotiate. Today, Prospect Park revealed to the press that they have come to terms with not only Mathison but his co-star Lindsay Hartley (Cara) to continue with the 41-year old daytime drama online.
Mathison joined the cast of “AMC” in December 1997 as con-artist and resident hunk Ryan Lavery. The Emmy-nominee, “Dancing with the Stars” contestant and entertainment show correspondent remained on the show for nearly the entire time since. He took a one year break from July 2002 to July 2003 to try other things. Hartley began her daytime career on NBC Daytime’s “Passions” as Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald in 1999. She remained on the show until its cancellation in 2008. In 2009, she joined the cast of NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” as Arianna Hernandez. The actress joined the cast of “AMC” as Dr. Cara Castillo in December 2010 after an early dismissal from “DAYS.” Hartley is married to former “Smallville” star Justin Hartley.
The deals with Mathison, Hartley and “OLTL’s” Erika Slezak (Viki), Michael Easton (John), Kassie DePaiva (Blair) and Ted King (Tomas) are not official as can be, yet. Prospect Park and the actor’s union, AFTRA, have to come to official terms before anything can be made official. It appears to be just a matter of time before that happens.
Prospect Park also announced today that they will release “AMC’s” first day of production for the 2012 season in the next few weeks. “AMC” last airs on ABC on Friday, September 23.