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‘OLTL’ December Casting Updates

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 7:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest comings and goings for the month of December and beyond. The Llanview PD is about to have another murder mystery on their hands when Eddie Ford (John Wesley Shipp) meets a grizzly fate on Tuesday, December 14. The long list of suspects includes his next of kin, his ex-wife, and yes, even Llanview's perennial suspect Todd Manning (Trevor St. John). But only one of them actually pulled the trigger. But which one? Carolyn…

ABC Daytime Bangs Out Their Holiday Schedule

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 3:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Explosions, gunshots and deaths fill out ABC Daytime's schedule of re-airings for the 2010 holiday season. ABC Daytime will not be showing original episodes of "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital" on Thursday, December 23, Friday, December 24, Thursday, December 30 and on Friday, December 31, as usual. Re-airings of past episodes from all three soaps will air on each of the aforementioned days. Don't expect to…

‘One Life’ Recasts Young Role

Monday, December 6, 2010 at 10:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Todd Manning's youngest son Sam gets a new face just in time for Chrismtas. The Philidelphia Enquirer is reporting that Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania five-year-old Patrick Gibbons, Jr. has been hired by producers at "One Life to Live" to take over the recurring role beginning Wednesday, December 22nd.  The kindergartener replaces twins Jacob and Luke Clodfelter who had played Sam since 2007 (the role was originated…

Llanview Casting Gossip: November 17 Edition

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Several minor characters will help provide major drama for some of Llanview's leading citizens in the weeks ahead. Actor and Minnesota native Tim Turner is set to play a trainer at Rourke's Gym when Cristian Vega returns to his boxing roots on Thursday, December 9th. However, this time around don't look for the tortured artist to be stepping back into the ring. Instead, he will be giving lessons to the eldest of…

‘Survival of Soap Opera’ Book Goes on Sale

Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 11:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Univ. Press of Mississippi (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era is scheduled to be officially released on Wednesday, December 1st by the University Press of Mississippi. The anthology, which is edited by Sam Ford, Abigail De Kosnik, and C. Lee Harrington, discusses the current and future state of the faltering soap opera genre, along with how the traditional daytime drama format will either reach or lose its…

Kardashian Lays Down the Law in Llanview

Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 9:45 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: E! Entertainment (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- She may not be a lawyer in real life, however Kourteny Kardashian is about to play one on "One Life to Live." That's right, only days after SON first told you that the heiress and socialite was scheduled to make a guest appearance on the ABC soap, details as to the character she will play are revealed. The popular celebrity gossip website TMZ is reporting that Kardashian will portray "a sexy attorney who develops a…

Is a New Intro in the Works for ‘One Life?’

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 2:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Could "One Life to Live" be on the verge of getting a new opening? Erika Slezak (Viki) discusses the possibility in her latest online fan club newsletter. In the November edition of her newsletter Slezak was asked by her fan club president Walter Miller if she had shot any new pictures for "OLTL's" opening sequence, which hasn't been overhauled since 2004. Although the longtime vet stated that she hadn't, she did hint at the fact…

Starz Drops Actors Vying for ‘Spartacus’ Role

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 9:15 PM ET by Errol Lewis Aiden Turner Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, Aiden Turner, Stephen Amell and Liam McIntyre were up for the role of Spartacus in the Starz original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" after series star Andy Whitfield was unable to return to work on the shows second season when he learned his cancer had returned. Now Deadline.com is reporting that neither of the actors vying for the part got the…

Major ‘AMC’ Star Exits! Emmy Winner Set to Return?

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 3:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: Lou Rocco/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – "All My Children" is ending November Sweeps with two explosive moments sure to leave a lasting mark on Pine Valley. (Do not continue reading this article if you're spoiler-free!) The November 16, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Digest elaborated on the news Soap Opera Network alluded to in our November PreVUE concerning a flight that ends in tragedy. On Thursday, November 18, viewers will see that the passenger on that ill-fated …

‘OLTL’ November Casting Notes

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 2:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest "One Life to Live" comings and goings. Austin Williams is back on Wednesday, November 24th when Shane begins to bond with his new Granny Echo. But don't expect Rex's mum to be quite so friendly to Gigi, however. Rumor has it that Christmas holiday will mean a few more appearances for Todd's sons Jack (Carmen LoPorto) and Sam (Jacob & Luke Clodfelter). Terri Colombino's new "OLTL" character Aubrey now has a last name…

The ‘King’ of Daytime Joins ‘One Life’

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" alum Ted King has been cast in a new role by "One Life to Live." According to Entertainment Weekly King, best known for his portrayal of Lorenzo Alcazar (as well as his twin brother Luis) on "GH" from 2002-2007, is currently working with producers at the ABC sudser to develop his character, which is also named Luis.    King tells the media outlet "We’re creating this together.  It was an opportunity I couldn’t…

Reality TV Socialite Kourtney Kardashian Stops By Llanview

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 10:11 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Erik Kabik (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In what may be the biggest ABC Daytime move since "General Hospital" lured film star James Franco to Port Charles, E! Online is reporting that famous socialite Kourtney Kardashian will soon be making her acting debut on "One Life to Live." Kardashian is best known for her role in the E! reality series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and its spin-off "Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami." Although it is unclear exactly what…