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April 2011

Video: Behind-the-Scenes of Erika Slezak’s Special ‘One Life’ Episode

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Wednesday, April 27, "One Life to Live" will present a special episode dedicated to Erika Slezak's 40th anniversary in Llanview as Victoria Lord. In advance of the special tribute, "One Life's" special video series "More Life to Live" takes viewers behind-the-scenes with Slezak and set designer Roger Mooney, who get inside Viki's mind -- literally. You catch the video below, and be sure to tune in for Slezak's special episode, which will feature Viki battling with her alternate personalities in…

ABC Done Called the Cops on Ya’ll ‘Crazy’ Soap Fans

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Tuesday, April 26, soap fans, who were able to make it to protests in response to ABC's cancellation of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in major cities across the nation, found out the hard way that dictatorships (cough, television networks) don't play with crazy - they just call the cops on them! To be clear, by no means are we calling anyone crazy (except the boneheaded movers and shakers at ABC). Unfortunately, that is what some people believe when they…

The Behind the Scenes Drama at ABC Daytime Keeps on Popping as Network is Now Being Sued!

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Oh ABC, ABC, ABC...or should I say ABC Daytime? In the two weeks since you opted to cancel the soaps citing poor financial returns and low ratings at "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," which caused backlash within the television community, a major advertiser pulls their ads off your network and then the incompetence of your top dog is uncovered by an employee to the press. So what else could you possibly have up your soapy sleeve? How about your being sued by the children…

Roger Howarth’s First ‘One Life’ Airdate Revealed

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we previously reported, Roger Howarth is set to return to "One Life to Live" this spring. And, while it isn't clear if he will be reprising his signature role as Todd Manning, or if he'll be playing someone else, fans can expect to see Howarth back in Llanview sooner than previously expected. Although he wasn't even scheduled to begin filming scenes until next month, ABC Soaps in Depth reports that Howarth will appear on screen beginning Friday, May 13, as the Todd storyline continues to unfold.…

Y&R Recap: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap - Tuesday, April 26, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Victoria and Billy wake up to discover that Delia and Lucy are not in their rooms. Victoria assumes that Jana could have either taken them downstairs for breakfast or out for a stroll. When the discover that Lucy's and Jana's clothes are missing, they begin to panic. Kevin gets a call from Jana, asking him to come meet her. She has news for him regarding where his niece is. Kevin takes…

AMC Recap: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Tuesday, April 26, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jake’s a bit rattled when he finds out that Cara and Tad were in bed together. When Cara hears the hospital board wants to talk to both her and Jake she decides not to let him take the blame or put the Martin brothers in any more trouble so she resigns. Amanda notices sadness in Jake when he tells Tad to take care of Cara. Amanda decides to fix things by tossing her birth control. Kendall and Griffin argue about him not…

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Tuesday, April 26, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Niki drops in on Echo just to see her squirm, as Niki is holding a certain audiotape confession over Echo. Echo tries to nab the tape from Niki, but the pair is interrupted by Charlie’s arrival. Niki makes her getaway and Echo is left jarred by the experience, worried that the tape may surface at any moment, thus destroying her relationship with Charlie. Tess and Ford prepare for the outcome of their custody suit. Tess…

GH Recap: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Tuesday, April 26, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Maxie continues to encourage Elizabeth to tell the truth about Aiden, and they get to heart of Elizabeth’s emotional motivation to keep the secret. Sonny struggles to talk Luke down from self-destruction as Sam updates Lucky on Luke’s warpath with Jason. Lucky asks Nikolas to help him stage an intervention while Luke plans of his own. Dante stops Ronnie from using Michael’s false confession, and Jason sets out to find…

‘Precious’ Star Barret Helms Joins Cast of ‘One Life to Live’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It seems that not even cancellation can stop the long-running ABC soap from introducing new characters. With less than nine months left until the final episode is set to air, "One Life to Live" has cast Barret Helms in the newly created contract role of "Baz." Fans may remember Helms from his role as Precious' dream boyfriend in the Oscar-nominated movie "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire." According to ABC, the character will have "a unique connection to one of Llanview's more…

Y&R Recap: Monday, April 25, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap - Monday, April 25, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... A frustrated Kevin continues to work at computer when Chloe comes in. She pretends to still be mad at him for helping Jana, which only irritates him more. When she tells him that she's on his side and doesn't understand why Daniel isn't glad that he's getting close to finding his daughter. Kevin tells Chloe that he could care less on Daniel's feelings, he's doing…

Y&R PreVUE: Week of April 25 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "The Young and the Restless" during the week of April 25, 2011. THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS On Monday, April 25 Adam rails each person at the funeral for their role in Sharon's death. That same day Phyllis confesses all to a furious Jack. Sharon makes a new friend. Victor wants what Adam has, but Adam has a price. The Inside Story: At the End of Her Rope Agnes tells Jana that the outfit that is in the box is the one that her baby was…

OLTL Recap: Monday, April 25, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Monday, April 25, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Natalie confronts Marty about why Marty's carrying around Liam's paternity test results. Marty’s cryptic, so Natalie snatches the records from Marty's bag. She furiously and unwittingly tears up the evidence that her baby really is John's, but we see that Gigi, after swiping what she believes is the tape from Shane’s shrink visit, now holds the secret. John goes to talk to Dr. Buhari about Marty, but Dr. Buhari trumps…