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Watkins Back on Contract with ‘One Life’

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Tuesday, April 20, 2010 2:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Tuc Watkins finds himself back in Llanview once more, and this time he plans to hang around for awhile. The last time viewers saw David Vickers Buchanan he was blackmailing Kim to walk on his uncle Clint. Now comes word that he will back in town again in the near future, as Watkins has signed a new contract with the ABC sudser. Watkins has been portraying the popular conman on and off since 1994. After leaving the show in…

‘OLTL’ May 2010 Casting Notes

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Tuesday, April 20, 2010 3:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" uses the sound of music to usher in the month of May. Is Viki and Clint's prodigal son Kevin (Dan Gauthier) on his way back to the canvas? It appears so (albeit briefly) since Kevin and his little sis Natalie sympathize with one another over the sorry state of their love lives on Friday, May 7th. Tramaine Montell Ford, who has recently been tweeting about his days taping on the "OLTL" set, has announced…

‘AMC’ Says Goodbye to Three Stars

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Tuesday, April 20, 2010 2:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Pine Valley bids adieu to three major forces this week. "All My Children" says goodbye to Palmer Cortlandt on today's episode. The episode will feature flashbacks of some of Palmer's most memorable moments along with unaired footage of James Mitchell portraying Palmer (the footage was taped at the actors California home for the soaps 40th Anniversary episode earlier this year). Gillian Spencer, who played Palmer's most…

‘AMC’s’ Janet Flies Out of the Cuckoo’s Nest

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Saturday, April 17, 2010 1:30 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Amanda's mother returns with a vengeance on "All My Children." Janet Green returns to Pine Valley this April, in the form of popular actress Kate Collins. "All My Children's" favorite sweet, albeit homicidal maniac continues to earn her nickname, Janet From Another Planet, when she breaks out of the psych ward determined to "manage" her daughter Amanda's (Chrishell Stause) modeling career and personal life. The talented…

Llanview Casting Gossip: April 16 Edition

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Friday, April 16, 2010 11:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Several familiar faces will be seen again in the coming weeks, a half dozen new casting calls are released, and one cast member takes a much needed vacation, all in this edition of Llanview Casting Gossip. Paul Rolfes reprises his recurring role of Dr. Jay Gangemi beginning Tuesday, April 27th when he informs Blair of Todd's condition. Also look for the good doc and his medical team to take action when things become…

Two ‘OLTL’ Alums Pass Away

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage Wednesday, April 14, 2010 3:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In a little over a month, "One Life to Live" has lost two actresses that once portrayed one of Llanview's most recognizable characters. On March 4th, Nancy Pinkerton Peabody died at the age of 69, as a result of congestive heart failure. Joining the cast of "One Life" in 1973, Peabody (then credited as just Nancy Pinkerton), originated the role of Dr. Dorian Cramer Lord (currently played by Robin Strasser). She…

Llanview Welcomes Two New Faces

Photo: ABC Friday, April 9, 2010 4:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" casts roles for the upcoming musical, 'Starr X'd Lovers.' Lenny Platt will make his return to Llanview (he appeared as James in a 2008 episode of "OLTL") starting Monday, April 12th at Nate Sallinger, the teen chosen to play Cole Thornhart in Langston's play about her best friend Starr's turbulent life. The role is recurring and expected to last through the spring. Also cast in the musical, in an unknown role is…

The Search Is Over at ‘AMC’

Photo: Dale Wilcox/WireImage Thursday, April 8, 2010 11:07 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Erica Kane's next love interest is cast on "All My Children." Michael Nouri is joining the cast of "All My Children" this May as Erica Kane's newest romantic interest, Caleb McGraw. The soap has been trying to find the perfect actor for the contract role for since this past winter. Susan Lucci, who plays the legendary diva, is reportedly "over the moon" with the casting decision. Th 64-year old actor is probably best…

Passanante Joins ‘OLTL’ Writing Staff

Photo: PGP Friday, April 2, 2010 11:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "As the World Turns" Head Writer Jean Passanante returns to her Llanview roots.  Soap Opera Network's Xavier Toups broke the news that the scribe would soon be re-joining the "One Life to Live" writing staff earlier this week.  Now SOAPnet.com is confirming the report.  Passanante is expected to make the move from Oakdale to Llanview sometime later this year when the recently cancelled "ATWT" wraps production this summer.  Head Writer of…

‘More Life to Live’ Goes Behind the Scenes

Photo: ABC Friday, April 2, 2010 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A backstage look at the new and improved "One Life to Live." BEHIND THE SCENES: ONE LIFE TO LIVE Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) and Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde Cramer) take fans behind the scenes at their new studios in New York City in the latest edition of "More Life to Live."  From their dressing room, to the hair and make-up area, to the studio floor, they provide a glimpse at the show's new home.  You can view the video clip …

Llanview Casting Gossip: April 2 Edition

Photo: Cornerstone Talent Friday, April 2, 2010 3:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Amanda Setton's final airdate, two new roles are cast, a familiar face returns, and other minor casting news in this edition of Llanview Casting Gossip. Amanda Setton's days in Llanview as the pole dancer turned millionaire wife Kim Andrews come to an end on Friday, April 2nd.  Setton recently turned down a pay raise and a new contract in favor of exploring other options outside of "One Life to Live."  Gavin Alexander…

Erica Kane Gets ‘Lost’

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC Thursday, March 30, 2010 5:15 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC takes one of their most well-known daytime heroines and plants her on one of their primetime dramas.  In an announcement made this morning on their website, the network said that Lucci would soon be appearing on "Lost" as her Erica Kane persona in a special crossover event, which would leave her stranded on the same island as the passangers of Oceanic Flight 815.  Further details concerning the crossover are…