(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It is full steam ahead behind-the-scenes of “One Life to Live” this week as the show works overtime to film their necessary quota of episodes before taking some time off before wrapping production on the shows TV run later this fall.
Beginning Monday, August 27, the “One Life to Live” studios will go dark for about two weeks before taping is scheduled to resume for the final stretch of the drama series’ run on ABC. The show will tape its final ABC episode in November before resuming production under Prospect Park and its online distribution outlet, for which episodes are slated to air shortly after the broadcast television series finale airs in January on ABC.
On Monday, Kassie DePavia (Blair) confirmed the fast-paced production schedule, tweeting that cast and crew were “Super busy at ‘OLTL.’ Shooting 9 shows this week. Hope everyone is enjoying the show.” Similar sentiments were echoed by Julia Davis, who does make-up for the soap and runs her own company called Julia Jovone Beauty, who tweeted that “Wow! Not tonight… Can’t believe they just extended our out time on set : ( # canceling dinner plans,” and later “Home from a long day on set. Very Grateful for all of my blessings. Time to bring this day to an end. : ).” And again today with “Morning Morning! Early start on set in Lllanview… In need of my morning Smoothie,” and “So prepared to bring this long day on set to a close. Grateful for my grind but exhausted out of my mind : ” And she throws in a little teaser for fans, saying “Ok time to break out my bruise kit on set!”
Cast and crew of “General Hospital,” which has also adopted some of “OLTL’s” cost-saving techniques, returned from a three week break in taping in July, and is currently on another one. So far this year, the soap has taken more than 15 weeks off from production. “All My Children,” which is scheduled to tape the final episode of its TV run next week, took a three week hiatus earlier this summer.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — If you happened to be watching the east coast feed of “One Life to Live” today, you may have felt you were in a time warp and it was Wednesday, August 24, 2011 all over again after nearly thirty minutes into the broadcast. Turns out you weren’t in a different dimension or anything more soapy, but you were witnessing a “technical glitch,” an ABC rep confirms to Soap Opera Network.
Today’s east coast glitch, which found a segment that originally aired during the soaps August 24 broadcast taking the place of another previously scheduled segment, had been rectified in time for the mountain and pacific time zone broadcasts (central time zone feeds off of the east coast feed directly) and the original episode will air as it was originally intended on SOAPnet and ABC.com.
This marks yet another occasion where the east coast feed of the soap had been interrupted this week alone. On Tuesday, August 23, an earthquake rocked the east just before the program began and caused local news to interrupt that days broadcast for all or part of the show. The episode aired in its entirety later that evening on SOAPnet and upon availability on ABC.com.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 25, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Brody makes a threat to keep his secret safe.
Natalie returns the blank tape to John, who was affected by Kelly’s urging him to move forward with Natalie and asks about her meeting with Delphina. Natalie tells him about the psychic’s claim that Todd knows what was on the tape.
Viki and Dorian reflect on their history and get locked together one last time. David, after a bittersweet farewell to his Pa, rescues them. Dorian and Viki say goodbye to each other.
Clint’s shocked to see Kim. Before she can tell him why she’s here, Natalie tosses her out.
On the Next One Life to Live…
As Soap Opera Network recently reported, SOAPnet will be saying a special goodbye to the41- year network run of “All My Children” on the weekend before the daytime drama’s last episode is scheduled to air (Friday, September 23). Today, SOAPnet released the episodes they will use for the 2-day marathon.
The “I Love Lucci” marathon airs on Saturday, September 17. The following is a list of the episodes scheduled to air:
7:00 PM EST: Tom furiously ends his marriage to Erica when he discovers she’s secretly been taking birth control pill. Langley tries to convince Myrtle they’ve never met before. (OAD: November 27, 1979)
8:00 PM EST: Erica gives a shocking speech when she accepts the “Media Woman of the Year” award while high on pills. Kelsey thinks she’s going into labor after Lamaze class with Edmund. Janet panics when she learns Amanda has pneumonia. (OAD: January 19, 1996)
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 29, 2011.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Caught off guard by his father’s sudden visit, Rex is inclined to throw Clint out, but Clint explains he only wants to honor Asa. Knowing the police will soon be following Clint, anyway, Rex relents and the father and son have a small bonding moment. Having been alerted about Clint’s “escape,” Bo shows up. Rex leaves them to share a toast to Asa’s memory.
Rex visits Gigi’s grave and admits that after his disappointing visit to Kentucky he may have to accept that she’s truly gone…but then he witnesses something that makes him think twice.
Joey wonders if living under the same roof will rekindle Viki and Clint’s relationship. Determined to win Clint back, Kim implores David not to share with Clint the damning information he has on her. David agrees and at EOD Kim comes face to face with her ex-husband Clint.
The Cramer women of Llanview have a surprise farewell party for Dorian.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Less than a week after first breaking the news that Barret Helms had wrapped up filming on “One Life to Live,” Soap Opera Network can now confirm the actor’s final airdate as Tomas Delgado’s (Ted King) long-lost son Baz Moreau.
Helms will last appear as Baz on Tuesday, September 20, exactly three months to the day after he first appeared on the show back on July 20. The actor, who finished taping last month, tweeted on July 21 that he had “just finished one of the craziest 13 week periods of my life!!”
As previously reported, 13 weeks is the length of time since beginning a contract that a soap can drop an actor no matter the initial length of said contract. The actor is not given the same courtesy (they must stay for the full duration).
Fans shouldn’t expect Baz to go out on a quiet note however, as he prepares to leave Llanview to return to Paris to be with his mother. In a tweet on August 22, Helms assured fans that he has “one more really good stint coming up!”
Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming Soap Opera Network interview with Helms along with his former “One Life” co-star Nafessa Williams (ex-Deanna Forbes), where the two discuss their experience on the soap and its cancellation and how the series going online may not be such a bad thing for fans.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 23, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Joey and Kelly prepare to say goodbye to Llanview and move to London. Aubrey returns her engagement ring and learns that Joey is leaving town with Kelly and wishes them the best. Elsewhere, Kelly gives John the news of her imminent departure and urges him not to let his pride get in the way of a possible future with Natalie.
Bo visits Asa’s grave on the anniversary of his death. There he runs into Renee, and the two have a heart-to-heart about the state of the family and Bo’s feelings that he’s let them all down. Clint settles into life at Llanfair, but broods that house arrest prevents him from keeping up a tradition he’s begun since Asa’s death, which requires his presence at the mansion. Clint compels Nigel to help him slip out and go to the mansion anyway, thus violating the terms of his sentencing.
Rex returns to Llanview. Rex tells Natalie about his run-in with Kim. Natalie extracts a promise from Rex that he’ll keep Kim’s whereabouts a secret especially from Clint. Rex goes on to say that he saw Gigi again. She urged him not to give up. Natalie suggests that the meaning behind Gigi’s statement is that he shouldn’t give up on his life. Kim visits the bedside of her mysterious friend and tells her about Rex’s surprise visit to The Spotted Pony. Kim, made aware of Clint’s reversal of fortune, decides to risk the wrath of David, return to Llanview and take another shot at her ex-husband.
Dorian’s career aspirations do not mesh with David’s but he chooses to sacrifice his career to stand by Dorian. Dorian is rattled after a visit from John which sends Dorian on a mission to complete one last bit of business.
At EOD: John comes face to face with Natalie. Viki, Joey and Kelly discover that Clint has disappeared. Rex asks Gigi for a sign that Natalie’s interpretation of her last message is correct; then Clint and Nigel arrive. Kim arrives at La Boulaie to see David. A bedside photo of the person in the Kentucky hospital room implies her true identity.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — If you’re local ABC affiliate broke into “One Life to Live” and/or “General Hospital” today, you might have missed all or part of today’s episodes due to a 5.9 magnitude Earthquake that hit the east coast just before 2:00 PM. Thankfully, SOAPnet and ABC.com are here to save the day for those markets affected by the quake.
According to an ABC representative, if either show was interrupted by your local station due to Earthquake coverage it will be up to the local station to make up for it by airing the shows in a later hour or in the “overnights.” Otherwise, the episodes will be available in their entirety on SOAPnet and ABC.com’s Full Episode Player as scheduled.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Is there something special happening on this coming Thursday’s episode (August 25) of “One Life to Live?” We’re wondering because whatever was supposed to happen got changed and now everything about the episode is being kept tight lipped by the network. Other than it being Robin Strasser‘s second to last day as Dorian Lord and a big storyline about to kick off with some interesting (that’s saying it lightly) twists, we just can’t imagine what could actually be happening in the episode that would make it such a big secret.
What we can tell you is the episode kicks off a string of daily cliffhangers and the Tale isn’t over and is only just beginning!
Are you as curious as we are? Maybe we should all just tune into the episode and find out!? What do you think will happen?