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My View of Llanview: May 30 Edition

Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Sunday, May 30, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Like Momma always says "If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all." I'm sure some of you are expecting this column to lengthy, in depth, and opinion filled. If so, then I'm sorry but you're mistaken. Two things are preventing me from making this particular edition of the column all of the things mentioned above. The first is a result of time constraints. I have a dozen things going on this holiday weekend,…

SOAPnet Gets Its Wish to Become Young

Friday, May 28, 2010 at 10:15 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: SOAPnet (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The year 2012 isn't just the end of the Mayan calendar, it is the end of an era for soap operas as well. When SOAPnet launched on January 20, 2000, it was always assumed that it would be where many soaps would transition to as the broadcast networks decided that soaps no longer fit their brand. Unfortunately, on May 26, 2010, it was announced that that wouldn't be the case for "All My Children," "Days of our Lives," "General…

First Look: ‘OLTL’s’ Newest Cast Member

Friday, May 28, 2010 at 7:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Introducing the latest addition to the cast of "One Life to Live." Soap Opera Network can now put a face with the name of the actor cast in the role of James, the younger brother of sleazy film producer Robert Ford. As we first told you yesterday, daytime newcomer Nicholas Robuck has joined the cast in the contract role. He will first air June 9th. Look for James to cross paths with Starr on several occasions, which will ultimately lead…

OLTL Recap: Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Friday, May 28, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Markko and Langston sweat it out separately as the LPD’s investigation into the attempt on Ford’s life heats up. Markko seeks legal representation from Téa. Markko is placed under arrest. Todd’s hired henchman arrive at his office with Hannah bound and gagged. Jessica pumps Brody for information about Ford’s condition. Jessica apologizes to Cristian for the trouble she…

GH Recap: Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Friday, May 28, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Sam visits Jason but cannot have a conjugal visit because she is not legally his wife. Kristina asserts that it is Sonny’s fault Michael is in jail. Carly tells Jason she wants Dante and Lulu to pay. Sonny reveals to Olivia that he is purposefully provoking Johnny so he can kill him in self-defense. On the Next General Hospital... Encore Episode. Original air date 1/29/10.…

AMC Recap: Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Friday, May 28, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... David tries to calm Greenlee's nerves before the double date. Jackson asks Jesse to keep his eyes and ears open with David to see if he gives away any information regarding Erica. Ryan witness Greenlee and David arguing and reports back to Jackson. Jackson talks to Greenlee about Erica and during the conversation the engagement ring pops out of his pocket. Erica tries to…

OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 31 Edition

Friday, May 28, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The big day has arrived. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE Markko is thrown in jail. Thinking she is to blame for Ford's attack, Todd has Hannah followed on Tuesday, June 1. Starr remains certain her father is innocent. Markko is placed in the cell next to Cole. John and Brody realize the evidence is piling up against Markko. Elsewhere in Llanview, Natalie and Brody agree to keep mum regarding their tryst. Brody and Jessica share a…

Ratings: DAYS Rebounds From Bad Week

Photo: NBC Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:15 PM ET | By Xavier Toups (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Ratings for the Week of May 17 - May 21, 2010.           ***LINK IF COPYING & PASTING*** Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings Ratings for the week of May 17 - May 21, 2010 (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 5,095,000 (-18,000/+221,000)2. B&B 3,246,000 (+59,000/-123,000)3. DAYS 2,552,000 (+108,000/+25,000) 4. GH 2,499,000 (-199,000/-51,000)5. AMC 2,460,000 (-40,000/-58,000)6. OLTL…

OLTL Recap: Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Thursday, May 27, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Todd calls a henchman and tells him to find Hannah before the police do. Langston insists to Dorian that she didn't do anything to Ford. Jessica sees the news report about Ford and wonders if she did it. John asks Markko what happened to his hand and Markko admits he punched Ford because he was sleeping with Langston. Markko tells them he spent the night alone at the…

GH Recap: Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Thursday, May 27, 2010. Jason and Michael work on self-defense techniques together to bolster Michael's confidence and spirits. Jason attempts to find out who hurt Michael, but Michael demands that Jason leave the topic alone. Brook plays up the drama between Olivia and Johnny, gaining Dante's appreciation and trust. Claire confides in Lucky that despite striking a deal with Sonny, she thinks she can successfully…