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June 2011

OLTL First Look: LaChanze Comes to ‘Life’ in New Role

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — When Broadway star and Tony Award winning actress LaChanze joins the cast of "One Life to Live" later this month in the recurring role of Yvette, she won't be alone. Joined by Barret Helms (who will play Yvette's son Baz), the daytime newcomer will also share a surprising connection to several Llanview residents, the identities of which may surprise you. Since news of LaChanze joining "One Life" first broke nearly a month ago, fans have speculated that her character would be related to James' (Nic…

OLTL Recap: Thursday, June 9, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Thursday, June 9, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Viki learns that after Ford visited Tess, Tess became violent. She is stubbornly refusing to let Jessica out. The doctor feels it’s time to try electro-convulsive therapy. He assures Viki that the procedure is no longer the draconian measure it used to be and that it will likely be the key to getting Jessica back. Viki is reluctant, but after a hostile conversation with Tess, she gives her approval. Viki visits Ford to…

The ‘Write’ Stuff: Ron Carlvati Leaves Llanview for Port Charles

After fifteen years of working in various positions on the "One Life to Live" writing staff, including serving as the show's head scribe for the last three years, ABC has announced that Ron Carlivati will be joining "General Hospital" as a script writer. The move will fulfill the remainder of the three-year contract Carlivati signed with the network last September. A similar two-year deal was hammered out at the time with "One Life" Executive Producer Frank Valentini.

AMC Recap: Thursday, June 9, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Thursday, June 9, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Marissa wants to give JR another shot. Bianca says she just wants Marissa to be happy. Bianca snaps at a guy flirting with her at the bar and tells Kendall she is sick and tired of not feeling safe wherever she goes and she’s trying to shake the bad memories of Ricky & Michael Cambias. When Marissa checks up on Bianca, Bianca admits to Kendall that she can’t lean on her friend because she is falling in love with her.…

GH Recap: Thursday, June 9, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Thursday, June 9, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Steve takes on the difficult task of packing up Jake’s things with Olivia’s help. Elizabeth arrives home and flips out. Later, Elizabeth crumbles when she realizes she is acting irrationally. Sonny, Carly and Alexis make plans to celebrate Michael and Kristina’s high school graduation. Meanwhile, Michael is taken aback about his own career decisions when Abby admits she is considering Anthony’s job offer. Later, Michael…

Ratings: New Lows for GH

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Ratings Report for the Week of May 30 - June 3, 2011 (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) NOTE: Please respect our wishes to link only. Thank you. Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,696,000 (+49,000/-276,000) 2. B&B 2,778,000 (-54,000/-202,000) 3. OLTL 2,456,000 (-44,000/+68,000) 4. AMC 2,344,000 (-59,000/-15,000) 5. DAYS 2,340,000 (-1,000/-210,000) 6. GH 2,252,000 (-196,000/-160,000) <---- new low * * Previous low: 2,282,000 (October 25-29, 2010)…

Mark Hapka Spending his ‘DAYS’ in Salem Once More?

With the news that "Days of our Lives" has let Gary Tomlin go as co-executive producer and Soap Opera Network unable to confirm who is replacing him at this time, rumors began swirling that actor Mark Hapka would be returning to the daytime drama series just days after reportedly stating that someone in particular (possibly Tomlin) was in the way of his employment with the show.

‘Days of our Lives’ Executive Producer Gary Tomlin Fired!

After a week of unconfirmed (by the show) firings of numerous actors, NBC's "Days of our Lives" has now fired its co-executive producer, Gary Tomlin. The news was first reported by TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco on Twitter. News of Tomlin's firing comes on the heals of last months firing of head writer Dena Higley and the recent firings of actors Crystal Chappell (Carly Manning), Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain), Bren Foster (Quinn Hudson), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane), and Tamara Braun (Taylor Walker).

AMC Alerts: Week of June 13 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" DVR Alerts for the Week of June 13, 2011. ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTS Monday: Jackson comes to "Erica's" rescue. Greenlee and "Erica" come to an agreement. Will Bianca confess her true feelings to Marissa? Tuesday: Amanda’s surprised to learn that Cara’s been reinstated at the hospital. Opal tells Tad to stop being a prisoner of the past and fight for his future. Greenlee asks Ryan not to forget about the connection they share. Wednesday: Amanda is determined to find out what Jake…

OLTL Alerts: Week of June 13 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" DVR Alerts for the Week of June 13, 2011. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS Monday: John gives Natalie his support in her hour of need. Ford dons a nun's habit. Gigi falls into Jack's trap for Shane. Tuesday: Ford and Tess finally admit their feelings for one another. John takes aim at Todd. Rex demands answers. Wednesday: Jack has something to confess to Todd. John gets possession of Marty's therapy session tape. Ford and Tess have sex. Thursday: Jessica battles with Tess for…

GH Alerts: Week of June 13 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" DVR Alerts for the Week of June 13, 2011. GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS Monday: Ethan maintains he will see Kristina with or without Sonny’s permission. Anthony threatens Brenda. Tuesday: Carly and Jax agree to a temporary truce to celebrate Michael’s graduation. Kristina admits that she applied to PCU for Michael. Ethan finds himself strong-armed by Max and Milo. Wednesday: Sonny threatens Mayor Floyd for Michael’s diploma. Alexis tries to make a lesson out of Michael’s behavior,…