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March 2011

The Chronicles of Shady ‘AMC’ Writer

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You know who you are, you know what you have done. While millions of viewers wait on pins and needles to find out if their favorite daytime soap is about to get canceled by the network it has aired on for over 41 years, you are looking for work in reality TV. Shame on you! As previously reported, rumors of ABC's "All My Children" getting canned in favor of a new (and cheaper) talk show in the fall escalated on Monday, March 21, when Deadline.com posted an article that industry…

‘One Life to Live’ Casting New African-American Character

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" looks to up its quota of minority characters by casting what appears to be yet another recurring role on the long-running daytime drama. As we previously reported, the soap recently released an audition script for the role of "Robbie" who, from the tone of the script seems to be have been involved in a volatile situation with a girl named "Rose" (Remember that "OLTL" often changes names in these scripts to distract viewers).  Soap Opera Network has since obtained more information…

Y&R Recap: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap - Tuesday, March 22, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Lily continues to freak out about the text message she has received. She soon gets an unexpected visit from Jill and Colin, wanting to check up on her and the twins. The two talk but before long, Jill gets word from Nina about Chance and both she and Colin head out. Moments later, Lily leaves to meet up with Daniel. She tells him about the text message, but when she tries to show it to him, she…

GH Recap: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Tuesday, March 22, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jason agrees to speak with Lucky and Elizabeth on Carly’s behalf to save Josslyn. At first, Elizabeth is enraged, but ultimately she agrees to the kidney donation. Lucky opens up to Luke as Nikolas tries to be strong for the Spencer family, and Jason breaks down over the loss of Jake. Dante and Sam learn the identities of all 7 drivers and Sam is shaken to realize that she or Carly may be Jake’s hit-and-run driver.…

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Tuesday, March 22, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... David seeks revenge on Clint by threatening him with a shotgun. He ultimately decides he’s not worth it and that he and Dorian should get married immediately. Viki questions Dorian about Tess’s hint that she knows something about Charlie and Echo. Charlie and Echo continue their affair. Brody and Natalie innocently fall asleep on the couch but upon waking up there is an awkward moment and they are both affected. Tess…

AMC Recap: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Tuesday, March 22, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Marissa and Bianca’s friendship continues to grow as they work closely on Bianca’s custody case. Marissa reassures her friend she can do the job when they learn that Reese is going for full custody. Marissa calls Kendall to console Bianca. After JR turns down Colby’s request for sponsorship for her blogs, Colby approaches Caleb and Erica. Erica thinks it’s a great idea and Caleb decides Asher should be in charge of it.…

First Look: Nafessa Williams on ‘One Life to Live’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As we previously reported, Nafessa Williams makes her daytime debut on Wednesday, March 23, as Deanna Forbes, the former girlfriend of James Ford (Nic Robuck), on ABC's "One Life to Live."  And, while Williams recently signed a four-year contract with the show, her time in Llanview was originally intended to be much shorter. Last fall, when the model and aspiring actress was first cast by the show, her character was only slated to appear in three episodes of the daytime drama.  Fortunately for…

Andrew Trischitta Upped to Contract Status with ‘One Life to Live’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Expect to be seeing more of Todd Manning's oldest son Jack in the coming months on "One Life to Live," as Andrew Trischitta has becme the soap's newest contract cast member, one month to the day after he first appeared on the show. The news, which was posted earlier today on ABC Soaps in Depth's Twitter page, may come as somewhat as a surprise to some "One Life" fans, considering Trischitta has only appeared on screen in a handful of episodes since joining the show earlier this year (his first…

‘The Talk’ vs ‘ATWT:’ Which Does/Did Better? Plus Full Daytime Ratings

Time and time again we've been asked how daytime shows (those airing only on ABC, CBS and NBC) such as "The View," "The Price is Right," "Let's Make a Deal" and even "The Talk" do in the ratings compared to the daytime soaps that we report on weekly here at Soap Opera Network. So we thought we would compile ratings for daytime programming, separate from just the soaps, and also see how CBS' "The Talk" is doing when compared to "As The World Turns," the show it replaced this season.

Pint-Sized ‘One Life’ Star ‘Loves’ His Day Job

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- He may have only recently taken over the role of Sam Manning, the son of reformed rapist Todd Manning (Trevor St. John) and the late, mentally disturbed Margaret Cochran (Tari Signor) on "One Life to Live," but five-year-old Patrick Gibbons, Jr. is already making the most of his time in the spot light.  The kindergartner says in an interview that he becomes "very excited when see myself on TV.  I love it." However, Gibbons' parents almost passed on the chance to audition for the long-running…

Bree Williamson & Melissa Archer to Appear on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" Buchanan girls Bree Williamson (Jessica/Tess/Bess) and Melissa Archer (Natalie) are scheduled to be guests on Wendy Williams' show on Tuesday, March 22.  The episode will be headlined by R&B Musician Bobby Brown and will also feature a segment with Williams discussing her "Dancing with the Stars" debut.  On Monday, March 28, the talk show diva makes her second appearance on "One Life" as "Access Llanview" host Phyllis Rose. Williams made her "OLTL" debut on Wednesday, March…

Y&R Recap: Monday, March 21, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap - Monday, March 21, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Christine arrives to get things going in the court case when Paul and Nina tell her that Heather is missing. We soon find Heather bound and blindfolded in a taxidermy factory by Angelo. Back in the courtroom, Chance shows Chris the text he received. Before the judge can get things underway, Chance fakes a chest pang, managing to stall the proceedings a few more minutes. Lily thinks back on her…