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ABC’s ‘What if…’ Ready for Launch

ABC’s ‘What if…’ Ready for Launch

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC Daytime prepares to debut the much anticipated series of cross-over webisodes featuring the stars of “All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and “General Hospital.”  

As we first reported in May, the series of 10 four-minute oline episodes will feature cast members from each of the network’s three daytime dramas ineracting with one another in various situations, and will be directed by “One Life to Live” Executive Producer Frank Valentini.  Look for the first ones to air on Monday, July 12th.

According to Adam Rockmore, Senior Vice President of Marketing for ABC Daytime and SOAPnet, “We are always looking for ways to drive deeper viewer engagement with our fans. These webisodes are a fun way to answer a long-standing fan question about what would happen in a soap-mash-up.”

Here is the schedule in which the webisodes will air, along with a plot summary, per an ABC press release:

Week 1 (July 12):
“All My Children’s” Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and “General Hospital’s” Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard): When Sonny’s plan to use Erica as an alibi goes awry, his claustrophobia gets the best of both of them.

“All My Children’s” Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison) and “General Hospital’s” Carly Jacks (Laura Wright): Carly gives Ryan a refresher course on how to channel his inner bad boy.

“One Life To Live’s” Todd Manning (Trevor St. John) and “General Hospital’s” Damian Spinelli (Bradford Anderson): Spinelli’s fear of flying frustrates Todd to no end and unexpectedly changes their flight plan.

Week 2 (July 19):
“All My Children’s” Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig) and “General Hospital’s” Jason Morgan (Steve Burton): A drunken Greenlee pours her heart out (and more) to a very sober Jason Morgan.  

Week 3 (July 26):
“All My Children’s” Angie and Jesse Hubbard (Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams) and “One Life To Live’s” Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson): When Angie and Jesse argue about a dry spell in the romance department, Starr reminds them what matters most in life.  

Week 4(Aug. 2):
“One Life To Live’s” Tess (Bree Williamson) and “General Hospital’s” Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna): When Dante and Tess realize they’ve met before, she tries to seduce him for old time’s sake.

Week 5 (Aug. 9):
“General Hospital’s” Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and “One Life to Live’s” Viki Banks (Erika Slezak): Bonded by their respective heart problems, Viki and Luke commiserate over lost love.

Week 6 (Aug. 16):
“General Hospital’s” Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) and “One Life to Live’s” Rex Balsom (John- Paul Lavoisier): Maxie and Rex debate the pros and cons of young love, while suddenly faced with their own mortality.

Week 7 (Aug. 23):
“One Life To Live’s” Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) and “All My Children’s” Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight): After comparing notes on their messy love lives, Tad and Blair realize they dance to the same tune.
Week 8 (Aug. 30):
“One Life To Live’s” John McBain (Michael Easton) and “General Hospital’s” Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco): After getting trapped in an elevator in a burning building, Sam and John get to know each other better than they ever thought they would.

The webisodes will air on abc.com, and soapnet.com, and later in shortened form on ABC and SOAPnet.  In addition, preview clips will be available of each episode the Wednesday before it is scheduled to air online. 

“All My Children,” “General Hospital,” and “One Life to Live” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.