ABC Daytime’s Era of Repeats Begins
Friday, October 1, 2010 at 2:25 PM ET by Errol Lewis
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Months after ABC Daytime announced they would be cutting down on original episodes from their soaps "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" each year, despite no official deal with the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) allowing this, the network has confirmed that they will begin airing encore episodes of the dramas beginning Wednesday, October 27, which marks the first non-holiday or unanticipated repeat airing for any daytime soap(s).
As always, the repeat airings are being used to "enhance current story and give fans the opportunity to see episodes they really loved and have wanted to see again," the network said.
The network is expected to air upwards of 20 repeat episodes of each drama series through out the year including those already airing on or around major holidays.
What follows are the episode summaries for each soap repeat airing:
ALL MY CHILDREN
Episode #8927 (original air date 8/31/04) –Ryan first confesses his love for Greenlee, and she is both shocked and thrilled when Ryan gives her an engagement ring and proposes. Zach is short with Maria when she says she's committed to her marriage. Kendall has many drinks and blows up about Greenlee and Ryan to Ethan. Pine Valley gets ready for a "Game of Chance" party at Zach's casino.
Notables: Ethan was played by James Scott, now airing on NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the role of EJ.
Episode #10929 (original air date 12/1/05) –Jason and Sam arrive in Hawaii to spend their remaining days together after Jason is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Despite their romantic activities, Sam cannot fight feelings of impending loss, and she asks Jason to make a baby so she will not be alone after he dies. Meanwhile, Georgie is held hostage by Diego, Luke is protective of young Lulu and Jax asks Liz for help with his crumbling relationship.
Notables: Georgie was played by Lindze Letherman.
The character died a few weeks later.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Episode #10415 (original air date 4/16/09) –Todd and Tea have sex all over his house while saying they hate each other. Tea tells Todd she never intended to help him get custody of his kids. Natalie and Jared hide the truth about Chloe while the family gathers for Chloe's baptism. At Nash's grave, Jessica tells Brody they can't be friends right now. Starr and Cole discuss her attraction to Schuyler, realize Hope didn't die because of RH disease. Markko tells Langston he helped Cole fake his drug test.
Notables: Jared was played by John Brotherton. The character died at the end of 2009. Jessica and Brody are having a baby together or are they? Jason Tam who plays Markko was just fired.
"All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" air Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.
- All My Children
- One Life to Live
- Days of our Lives
- General Hospital
- James Scott
- Lindze Letherman
- Jason Tam
- John Brotherton