Friday, June 15, 2007

OLTL Goes Musical

As many fans already know, beginning today One Life to Live begins showing "Prom Night: The Musical," where all your fave Llanview teens experience that quintessential of all rite of passages: PROM! Many of us will remember our own proms with fondness, embarrassment, maybe a little of both.

But for the teens in Llanview, you can add a little musical theatre to the mix. Running through Wednesday, "Prom Night: The Musical " will feature songs like "You're the Freak," "The Cheerleader is Always the Bitch" and the already popular "Together."

As described on OLTL's Web site: Prom's supposed to be fun, but the only person excited for it is Britney--and she's a bitch. Cole's agreed to go with her, but all he can think about it how he'd rather be going with Starr. Starr's agreed to do the platonic date thing with Markko, and her best friend Langston is a bit too adamant about not caring. Over the course of four episodes, couples will split, others will come together and destiny takes over as the magic of prom night may just touch Starr and Cole. And, of course, Britney will be a bitch.

Starr Manning is the daughter of two of Llanview's most masterful manipulators, Todd and Blair, and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. She's met her match in alpha bitch cheerleader Britney Jennings. Britney wants Cole Thornhart, Starr's ex but Cole wants Starr back. Only problem is, their parents hate each other (dad tried to strangle Cole), so dating isn't exactly easy. Starr's best friend Langston Wilde knows Starr and Cole are the real deal, but remains a cynic about love herself. She thinks Markko Rivera is a egotistical jock wannabe, while he thinks she's trying a little too work the hipster/goth look. Their arguments are a little too passionate. Hey, they say enemies can make the best lovers.

I spoke with Kristen Alderson about these special episodes and here's a snippet of what she had to say:

When you first found out that OLTL was going to be filming musical episodes, "Prom Night: The Musical," what was your reaction? Since you come from a musical theatre background, it must have been exciting for you.
I was extremely excited, but I was curious as to how they were going to do it. I didn't know whether it would be the actual play that the students were rehearsing for, or whether it would be a fantasylike scenario. Either way, I couldn't wait to hear the music and to get started. Especially since it would be something completely different from the usual. I thought it was an amazing idea.

How was it to film the episodes? You all must have had a lot of fun.
It was incredible, and took a lot of time. We had a blast, especially since all of us teens are so close in real life. We worked every day with long hours, but because it was so much fun, it went by very quickly. The rehearsals and the recordings were really cool because we never really work outside of the studio, and this was a breath of fresh air and a great experience.

What can you tell me about Starr's journey throughout the course of the four-episode story arc, without giving too much away, of course?
Well, there are definitely extreme amounts of drama and problems. No one goes to prom with who they really want to except for Britney. Starr and viewers will have to tune in to see if Starr and Cole are really meant to be.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Possible Passions and Days Pre-emption

Due to NBC’s coverage of U.S. Open Championship Golf, Days of Our Lives and Passions might be airing at a special time in your area on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15.

Please check your local listings for details.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Days of Our Lives Now Available for Purchase at the iTunes Store


CULVER CITY, CA – June 12, 2007 – Sony Pictures Television today announced that episodes from the popular daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" are now available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store (

The new offerings on iTunes begin today with the June 11 episode and new episodes will be available the day following the broadcast airing five days a week. Episodes will be priced at $1.99 each and a multipass for 20 episodes will be available for $9.99.

The fictitious town of Salem is the backdrop for the dramatic events of the Horton, Brady and Reed families in the long-running daytime drama, Days of Our Lives. A leader with women 18-34, the series follows the turbulent lives and lost loves of many of daytime television's favorite cast of characters and has received more than 40 Emmy nominations throughout the past decade.

Days is produced by Corday Productions, Inc., in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer, Steve Wyman is co-executive producer and Hogan Sheffer is head writer.

SPOILERS for B&B, Passions and Days!


Monday, June 18
* Fancy and Sheridan race to find the identity of the Blackmailer.
* Spike digs a grave for Jessica!
* Kay casts a spell that makes Tabitha's house shake.

Tuesday, June 19
* Jared warns Ethan to steer clear of Theresa.
* Fancy and Sheridan discover the Blackmailer has killed a doctor.
* Spike is going to bury Jessica alive!

Wednesday, June 20
* Ethan is being followed.
* Kay casts a spell to find Jessica and releases a demon elf!
* Julian realizes he might have been better off staying with Ivy.

Thursday, June 21
* Gwen returns to Harmony.
* Kay makes a deal with the demon elf to find Jessica.
* Ivy and Julian find their way back to each other.

Friday, June 22
* Theresa could be losing her hold on Ethan.
* Jessica panics when she realizes she and her baby are going to die.
* Valerie tells Eve that her son wants to meet with her and Julian.

Sami and Lucas find a disk in the ticking Alarm clock.
Belle and Philip are reunited with Claire.
At the DiMera family meeting, Stefano announces that Colleen was killed
by the Bradys.
Stephanie grills Jett about whether or not Jeremy is cheating on her.
VCR Alerts
Thursday - During the Brady Family meeting, Sami brings in none other
than Anna DiMera.
Friday - Stefano learns that EJ can not be trusted.

Today - Bridget receives a dire warning.
Ridge meets his new attorney.
Tomorrow - Rick has a hard time believing Ridge when he tells him a secret from the past.
Constantine sings a special song, "A Girl Like You," for Phoebe.

POLL: Who Is Passion's Man/Woman Blackmailer?

Monday, June 11, 2007

SPOILERS! Week of June 11th

AMC: Time is running out for Adam as he frantically tries to come up with JR's ransom.
ATWT: Someone from Alison's past returns to Oakdale.
B&B: Taylor uses her professional expertise to try to help Rick remember Grant's shooting.
Days: Colleen's identity is revealed, and she bears a striking resemblance to a current Salem resident.
GH: Elizabeth faces her worst nightmare after a family outing at the park.
GL: Billy finds proof that Jonathan is alive. Can Reva explain her way out of this one?
OLTL: Blair tries to seduce Miles, believing he is the key to finding Todd.
Passions: Tabitha tutors Kay in the art of witchcraft.
Y&R: Sharon and Phyllis team up to get even with Nikki.