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One Life to Live

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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(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

  • Roxy thinks John is lying about his feelings.
  • Blair sides with Jack out of fear of losing him.
  • Brody and Jessica remember old times.


OLTL Recap: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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(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

  • Dani visits Todd in jail.
  • Cutter confronts Kim.
  • John questions Irene.


‘OLTL’ Casting Two New Roles

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(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.”



Prospect Park

(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.



OLTL Recap: Monday, September 19, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, September 19, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Todd is arrested and Jack reveals he’s the eyewitness. Nervous Jack is forced to lie to Todd’s face about having seen him at the crime scene. Todd calls Téa to ask for her help. Jack swears to Victor’s grave that he did what he had to do to get Victor justice. Dani tells Téa about Jack’s eyewitness account. Téa’s troubled by the information, and by Todd’s arrest.

When Brody hears about the arrest, he appears to be relieved. He and Natalie, with Liam, marvel at the turn their relationship ending up taking. Brody proposes to Natalie.

Cutter’s shocked to discover the gun is missing from Morris. Cutter threatens Kim. Echo, under pressure from Kim, tries to convince Rex to give everything back to Clint. He takes off for the hospital in Kentucky. Kim reveals to her “friend” that she has the gun Rex used to kill Victor. It’s the key to them getting everything they want. At EOD, Kim finds Rex about to discover her secret patient.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Todd has a run-in with Irene.
  • John and Bo ponder suspects.
  • Natalie gives Brody her answer.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Bo Buchanan on “Castle?” Say what? In a new interview with AOLtv.com, Nathan Fillion reveals he would like to see his former “One Life to Live” co-star Robert S. Woods play dad to his primetime character, author/police consultant Rick Castle.

Never one to forget his daytime roots, when asked if “Castle” was any closer to casting his character’s father, Fillion suggested that Woods would be a perfect fit for the role saying, “Great question. There are tons of people I would love to see, but less than famous and more personal for me, I would like to see the guy who played my uncle on my first job, my first soap opera ‘One Life to Live,’ Bob Woods. He played my uncle Bo [Buchanan]. I’d love to see him come in and play my dad. For me, that’s … personal. That man actually means something to me. He’s the fellow that said, ‘Hey man, you’ve got to wrap up this soap and move to L.A. You’re gonna do well out there.’ He’s the one who sat me down and gave me the courage to pick up and leave New York when they offered me an extended contract.”

Fillion played Joey Buchanan on “One Life to Live” from 1994-97, and again briefly in 2007 in honor of the soap’s 10,000th episode.

To read the complete interview, which includes a few spoilers for the upcoming season of “Castle,” click here.

And be to watch the season premiere of “Castle” on Monday, September 19, at 10:01 pm ET on ABC.



OLTL Teasers: Week of September 19 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of September 19, 2011.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TEASERS

  • Monday (Episode #10963): Todd wants Téa to represent him. Brody asks Natalie to marry him. Cutter freaks out when the gun goes missing. (Rated: TVPG D)
  • Tuesday (Episode #10964): Todd encounters his mother while in jail. Shane teases Jack about what it’s like to lose someone you love. Starr reconsiders letting Rick producer her single. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Wednesday (Episode #10965): Someone learns the identity of Kim’s sick friend in the Kentucky hospital room. Echo remains certain that Rex shot Victor. Roxy probes John on his feelings for Natalie. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday (Episode #10966): John is annoyed by Roxy’s meddling in his love life. The Fords discuss their relationships. Starr learns her dad has been arrested. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday (Episode #10967): Blair thinks she knows how to get to tell the truth. John confides in Bo. Natalie tells John about her dream. (Rated: TVPG S, V)


Lavoisier Lands Primetime Gig

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) is branching out from his daytime role on “One Life to Live.” In addition to co-starring alongside his real and reel life girlfriend Farah Fath (Gigi) in the upcoming E! series “Dirty Soap,” Lavoisier has also landed a guest starring role in the CBS primetime series “The Mentalist.”

“PS Congratulations are in order to my beautiful boyfriend…he’s shooting ‘The Mentalist’ this week! (booked his first audition in LA!),” Fath tells Soap Opera Digest. It is not known at this time the name of the character Lavoisier will be playing or when his episode will air, although he was said to have been filming his scenes sometime this week.

In the meantime be sure to the soap couple on “Dirty Soap,” which premieres on Sunday, September 25 at 10:00 pm ET on E!. Click here to visit the show’s official website.



‘One Life’ Fall Casting Notes

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The latest cast changes and other odds and ends for “One Life to Live.”

Is Tonja Walker on her back to Llanview as Alex Olanov. While it has yet to be confirmed if she is referencing “OLTL,” the actress posted the following message on her Facebook fan club page “I am coming baaaackkkk! I don’t know anything else!” Walker last appeared as Alex back in April.

Steph Garcia next airs as a Diner Waitress on Thursday, November 3.

Paul Hickert will play Kentucky Cop #2 on Monday, October 17.

According to IMDb, one of Nic Robuck‘s (James Ford) October airdates will be the 21st.

For those of you wondering the name of the actress who played Victor’s (Trevor St. John) secretary Tracy recently, here is your answer. The young lady was Alyssa Rose, daughter of New York Mets announcer Howie Rose. She also appeared on the show back on July 6 as a “patient representative,” which marked her debut as a television actress.

Although first airdates remain unknown for Kathy Brier (Marcie) and Chris Stack (Michael), Brier tweeted on August 30 that she was “@ OLTL in the Hair & Make-up Room…I will be going back for a bit…and yes I am really preggers!,” along with this picture of herself in the make-up chair. Look for both Brier and Stack to return to Llanview with Marcie and Michael’s little son Gabriel Thomas. Also, ABC SID reports that Brier’s pregnancy will be written into the show.

The magazine also reports that Tina (Andrea Evans) and Cord (John Loprieno) will stick around Llanview for awhile when they return on September 26 and 28, respectively. In fact, Head Writer Ron Carlivati tells the mag. that he has a big fall storyline planned involving the two of them.

Look for some more dayplayer characters in the coming weeks, including a lawyer and a mystery man.

Christopher Stadulis played an Agent on Monday, August 22.

Get ready for a music video to go along with Starr’s (Kristen Alderson) new single. Alderson tweeted earlier this week that “A new song & a music video to go along w/it for the show! Are u dying w/excitement yet?l ol that’s all I can say with out getting in trouble. Such a blast in the recording studio with @oltlmusic today. I can’t wait for you guys to hear the new Starr/Baz [Barret Helms] song!”

On a related note, “OLTL” Music Director Paul S. Glass tweets that “Mixing right now Kristen….sounds incredible! Definitely a blast!! Thanks!” He also said on September 5 that “the Viki/Dorian [Erika Slezak/Robin Strasser] montage was ‘Moments’ by Josh Auer. We had Josh do special version but the original is available on iTunes.” And he responds to fan who asks the name of a song Jessica sang while on the run way back when Erin Torpey was still in the role by tweeting “Wow..that goes way back! That song is ‘I Will Be the Flame’ by a singer/songwriter Sarah Symons.” Check out Glass’ Twitter page for more comments and thoughts on Starr and Baz’s single.

David A. Gregory (Ford) tries to clear up some confusion surrounding “One Life’s” transition to Prospect Park by posting a message on his Facebook page: “Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know that, as of now, I have no new news about who else is heading to the online show, when the online production begins, where it films etc. Not sure when our last tape date for TV is, although I’m told it’s just before Thanksgiving. Hope this helps. Sorry I cannot answer all questions.”

Is Andrew Trischitta (Jack) making the moving with “OLTL” to online-only distribution? On September 8, the actor responded to a fan who asked if he was interesting in continuing with the show after it leaves ABC by tweeting “I would love to do so.”

And Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian) also chimed in, tweeting on September 5 that “NO, haven’t been asked to participate in prospective Prospect Park ‘OLTL.’ NOR in ‘OLTL’s’ last final months. Diss-appointing? yes-Surprising-no.” And then earlier this evening, after learning that “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini would be continuing on with the show after it moves to Prospect Park, Strasser added “NO WAY! JUST HEARD: Frank Valentini signed EP Prospect Park ‘OLTL?’ Smart move that, wonder if there’s a chance they’LL call me? prolly SLIM 2 none : (”



OLTL Recap: Friday, September 16, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, September 16, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

The Mannings and Delgados are in the aftermath of the funeral. Téa excused herself from the burial and has retreated to the church. There, she comes face-to-face with Todd.

Meanwhile, Jack admits to Danielle that he told the cops Todd was the one who knocked him out. Danielle doesn’t want to believe Jack. Elsewhere in a town, a new mayor forces the LPD to make an arrest in the Victor Lord case. At EOD, Todd reaches out to Jack at Victor’s grave… just as two officers arrive on the scene.

Destiny explains to Shaun that she went to visit Greg at Statesville. Shaun is proud of Destiny for making the first step toward forgiving him. Destiny admits that the real reason she went to see Greg was to give him Matthew’s medical chart. She soon tells Shaun about Greg’s hopeful prognosis.

Kim and Echo try to strike up a bargain for Rex’s missing gun. It’s not long before they both realize they are former mistresses of Clint Buchanan. Kim agrees to give Echo the gun for a price. Meanwhile, Rex has overheard Clint on the phone with a hospital in Kentucky. Once he learns about Kim’s sick friend, Rex wonders if Gigi is trying to tell him something about the mysterious patient. He agrees to help Clint track down information about Kim’s friend. At EOD, Echo urges Rex to return the Buchanan family fortune to Clint.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Todd needs a lawyer.
  • Brody proposes to Natalie.
  • Cutter threatens Kim.








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