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Will ‘One Life’ Be ‘Born’ Again?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 11:22 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Will Roscoe Born be bringing former cult leader Mitch Laurence back to Llanview? Is he, or isn't he? That is the question countless "One Life to Live" fans have been asking themselves in recent weeks. The answer depends on which source you choose to believe. According to ABC Soaps in Depth, Born will return to "OLTL" for a short stint in the coming months to tie up loose ends to a storyline sidetracked by last year's writers strike. That…

Purdee, Gannons Get New ‘Life’ in Llanview

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 8:05 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" brings diversity back to Llanveiw by resurrecting the African-American Gannon family. Throughout the 1990s, the Gannon's made quite a splash in Llanview. Patriarch Hank was the ex-husband of the town's noted Caucasian defense attorney Nora Hanen; creating one of daytime television's only interracial couples of the time. They also brought along their daughter Rachel and Hank's brother R.J., whom it was later revealed had once…

‘One Life’ February Casting Notes

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 4:45 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest casting tidbits for "One Life to Live." Who's Coming? Musician Rachael Yamagata comes to Llanview on April 2nd, and will perform a song from her album "Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart" at Capricorn. The 31-year-old vocal artist began her solo career in 2002, following a stint with the Chicago funk-fusion band "Bumpus." In 2004, Yamagata released her first album "Happenstance." Several of her songs, including "Be Be Your Love,"…

‘One Life’ Suffers Another Loss

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 12:43 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life" mourns the death of Phil Carey. Only days after losing long-time cast member Clint Ritchie (ex-Clint Buchanan) following heart surgery, the "One Life to Live" family is hit with yet another shocking loss. On February 6th, Phil Carey lost his hard fought three-year battle with lung cancer. He was 83-years-old. Phil Carey brought Asa Buchanan and his oil empire to Llanview in January 1980, as "One Life" cashed in on the buzz…

Clint Ritchie Dies, ‘One Life’ Mourns

Monday, February 9, 2009 12:22 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Clint Ritchie, "One Life to Live's" original Clint Buchanan, has passed away in Roseville, California following a brief illness, according to ABC spokeswoman Lauri Hogan. He was 70-years-old. When cowboy Clinton "Clint" Buchanan first rode in Llanview in 1979, America had "Dallas" fever, brought on by the popular CBS primetime sudser featuring the wealthy and scandalous oil loving Ewing class. Cashing in on the success of "Dallas," "One Life to…

Over and Out on ‘AMC’

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 4:59 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Now you seem them, now you don't. "All My Children" just continues to break new ground. Immediately following daytime television's first same-sex marriage between Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel) and Reese Williams (Tamara Braun), you may get a front seat to daytime television's first same-sex marriage annulment. Is the ABC drama also aiming to beat the record for shortest daytime marriage on record?Eden Riegel exits from the role of Bianca…

‘AMC’s’ Mortality Count

Sunday, February 1, 2009 11:49 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Who's not going to wait to die another day in Pine Valley? Soap death comes in sets of...six? Babe (Amanda Baker), Di (Heather Kenzie), Myrtle (Eileen Herlie) and Josh (Colin Egglesfield) are about to get some company (that's a spoiler alert for those of you that enjoy being surprised).Laura Koffman is out as Rebecca. Jesse Hubbard's (Darnell Williams) surprise ex-wife's brain tumor isn't as stabilized as everybody thought. Jesse and Natalia…

Matters of the Hart on SOAPnet

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 1:18 AM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- SOAPnet takes Valentine's Day to heart with "All My Children's" Kendall Hart. Pine Valley's own Sleeping Beauty, Kendall Hart Slater, played since 2002 by Alicia Minshew, wakes up from her nearly four month long coma on Friday, January 30. (The actress was on vacation). On Saturday, February 7, SOAPnet celebrates the sugar, the spice and everything nice about Erica Kane's (Susan Lucci) first born.The "We Hart Kendall" marathon, which airs from…

Soaps Take Back Seat To Politics On Inauguration Day

Sunday, January 18, 2009 9:36 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Out with the old, in with the news. When Barack Obama takes the oath of office on January 20th, 2009 and becomes our nation's first African American President, the cable news outlets and broadcast networks will provide wall-to-wall coverage of the landmark event. As history is made in the United States, the eight daytime dramas will take a back seat to politics. It happens once every four years, and only 55 times in American history. And on…

‘AMC’s’ Latest Casting Tidbits

Sunday, January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A quick look at some of the characters that will color in the canvas of Pine Valley during the next few weeks. - Erica (Susan Lucci) brings the mother load to Bianca, Reese and Greenlee's (Eden Riegel, Tamara Braun and Rebecca Budig) upcoming bridal shower. Literally. On Thursday, January 29, Greenlee's mother, Mary, and Reese's mother, Claire, surprise the brides-to-be with a little help form Ms. Kane. In their latest issue, Soap Opera Digest …

Top 10 Results: Week of January 5 Edition

Friday, January 16, 2009 1:26 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While America gets ready for a change on Tuesday, January 20, when Senator Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America, fans of daytime drama shifted this weeks Top 10 results into anyone's favor. In its second week out, the SON Top 10 recorded a record 1,350 total votes. This is a 40% increase in votes over last week. Additionally, 2,579 votes were cast  for 124 daytime actresses and 2,509 votes were cast for…

ABC.com Adds ‘GH’ and ‘The View’ to Full Episode Player

"General Hospital" and "The View" receive a special vote of confidence from the ABC Television Network as the two have been added to the network's popular ABC.com Full Episode Player lineup. The series join ABC's primetime programming including "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Ugly Betty."