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New Role Cast on ‘AMC’

Photo: Steve Fenn/ABC Tuesday, August 25, 2009 5:30 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Baby Stuart's biological mother has been cast on "All My Children."  The Pine Valley Bulletin is reporting that Sofia Black-D'Elia has been cast in the role of Bailey on ABC's "All My Children." The actress is a 17-year old model; her character, Bailey, is the biological mother of Liza Colby's (Jamie Luner) son, Stuart. Ms. Colby may have to refocus her energy because according to "AMC" headwriter Charles…

Erika Slezak Re-Ups with ‘One Life to Live’

Monday, August 24, 2009 11:16 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" longest running cast member announces that she has signed a new contract with the show to keep Viki in Llanview for the foreseeable future. Erika Slezak has revealed the news to fans on her official website that "I am very happy to be remaining with 'One Life to Live' for the next few years - and am looking forward to good stories and lots of fun." The actress, who joined "OLTL" on March 17, 1971, portrays the 41-year-old…

Dan Gauthier Brings Kevin Buchanan Back to ‘Life’

Monday, August 24, 2009 4:59 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Dan Gauthier will reprise the role as Kevin Buchanan on "One Life to Live" briefly this fall.  From 2003-2006, Gauthier portrayed Viki and Clint's eldest son Kevin (nicknamed 'Kevin Eleven' by the soap's producers, to indicate the number of times the role has been recast over the years), before receiving his walking papers from the sudser.  However, he would briefly return for two episodes in August of 2007, in…

Ted David Gets Involved in Llanview Politics

Monday, August 24, 2009 4:43 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Veteran financial news correspondent Ted David to make a special appearance on "One Life to Live" next month as Llanview's mayoral election kicks into high gear. For nearly 20 years, David could be found behind the CNBC anchor desk between 1989 and 2008. During his stint at The Consumer News and Business Channel, he could also be heard on CNBC radio and seen providing stock market updates on MSNBC and as a weekend anchor on WNBC-TV in New York…

ABC Daytime Previews Labor Day

It's been called the unofficial start of fall and the last major summer holiday. Labor Day was created to honor the working men and women across the United States. It's also a chance for ABC Daytime to take the opportunity to catch viewers up on some of the key moments from the recent past that helped define current storylines.

‘OLTL’ September Comings & Goings

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:04 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest "One Life to Live" casting information. Just when viewers had thought they had seen the last of Matthew Buchanan's bully Justin, Jack Rovello is set to reprise the role he originated back in January. However this time, instead of being in Matthew's orbit, Justin gets mixed up with some of Llanview's more shifty characters. With the teen last airing in June, and with Rovello's name being absent from the closing credits in recent weeks,…

Big Decisions for the Cast of ‘AMC’

Sunday, August 16, 2009 3:50 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest news on "AMC's" move to California. After weeks of rumors, on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4, the cast of ABC's "All My Children" were told by ABC Daytime President Brian Frons that the soap would be moving production to Los Angeles - ending its 39 year run of production in New York City. This week, in the New York Daily New and Soap Opera Digest, an ABC representative cleared up some important details about the move. As previously…

Brier Revisits Her Old ‘Life’ in Llanview

Friday, August 14, 2009 4:49 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Kathy Brier announces on her website that she is "in talks to return to 'One Life to Live' for a few episodes" as Marcie McBain, only two months after her character packed up and moved with husband Michael from Llanview to Seattle. Viewers last saw Marcie on June 17th as she was helping Michael box up their personal belongings in their less-than-luxurious Angel Square apartment in preparation of the couple's move to Seattle, where Michael had been…

36th Annual Daytime Emmy Presenters Announced

Thursday, August 13, 2009 3:50 AM ET | By Scotty Gore Photo: NATAS (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The list of presenters for the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Award show has been released. The ceremony will air live (except on the west coast) on Sunday, August 30th, from 8:00 until 10:00 pm et on the CW from the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. This year's show will be hosted by "Ugly Betty" co-star Vanessa Williams. Each of the eight daytime drama series will have a minimum of two presenters this year. Those…

Gregory Helps Bring Reality to Llanview

Thursday, August 13, 2009 12:36 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Earlier this week, David Vickers returned to Llanview with a camera crew in tow, hoping to film a new reality show using some of the town's leading families. Now SON has learned new details about the actor portraying the would-be show's producer, Ford. Back in Llanview for only two days, viewers have already seen the lovable conman David Vickers (Tuc Watkins, who is expected to remain in Llanview through at least November) and his entourage get…

‘One Life to Live’ Casting Reminders

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:07 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- All the recent "One Life to Live" casting news getting you confused?  If so, here is a handy reference chart that may help.  Listed below are the first airdates for new and returning "One Life to Live" characters, which are subject to change in the event of a pre-emption by ABC News.  Note: With the exception of Amanda Setton (who will portray Stacy's friend Kim Andrews), all characters listed below are either recurring or dayplayers.  Thursday,…

New ADA Hits ‘GH’ and Dominic’s a Cop!

Saturday, August 8, 2009 12:56 PM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: Ron Tom/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The secret is out, Dante Falconeri (aka: Dominic Pirelli), is a cop and is in Port Charles to take down the infamous Corinthos/Zacchara organization headed by Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). Only problem is, Dominic/Dante doesn't know that Sonny is really his daddy courtesy of a high school romp mommy Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) had with Sonny when she was young. On the Tuesday, August 11 episode of "General Hospital," after…