Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Classic Supercouple Returning to All My Children

One of daytime's most popular supercouples from the 1980s -- which in my opinion is the golden era of the Supercouple! -- is returning to All My Children. Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan have signed contracts (not just recurring!) to return to the soap in January. The duo played the uber-popular Jesse and Angie Hubbard two decades ago. Sadly, Jesse was killed off. So does this mean he's returning as a ghost? It could be he's coming back in the form of his lookalike, Jacob, who surfaced on Loving/The City when Morgan's character relocated to that soap after Jesse died. I'll take him in either form, although I'm partial to him returning as his original character, Jesse.

Williams most recently played a bad guy, Griggs, on Guiding Light, and Morgan has a recurring role as an attorney on The Bold and the Beautiful, as well as a judge on the reality series I Wanna Be a Soap Star. She was also absolutely fantastic in the indie film Eve's Bayou in the 1990s and generated Oscar talk, but alas wasn't awarded a nomination. I'm thrilled to see both of them back on AMC.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

General Hospital: The Text Message Killer Strikes Again!

Don't miss General Hospital on Monday, Dec. 17, as the text-message killer claims another victim. Message boards are blowing up that the latest victim is Georgie Jones. (UPDATE: We were right. It was Georgie who succumbed the Text-Message Killer's rage.) This conclusion makes the most sense, as actress Lindze Letherman (left, image courtesy ABC) , who has portrayed Georgie since 2002, was set to leave GH earlier this year, but then had her contract extended by three months to tie up her story line.

Also, Georgie's mom, Felicia (played by Kristina Wagner) is set to return to Port Charles on Thursday, Dec. 20, for what we can assume is the bad news about the death of her daughter. She shares scenes with other daughter, Maxie (Kirsten Storms), who is upset by her mother's continued absence.

So, the slight good news for Jones Family fans: While you might be losing Georgie, at least you'll temporarily be gaining Felicia, if even for a short run.

SPOILERS for B&B, Days, Passions and Y&R!


This Week

* Pam and Ann are keeping a deep dark secret.
* Stephen’s children question his innocence.
* Nick and Brooke’s private moment isn’t so private.
* Eric blindsides Stephanie with his plans for the future.
* An unexpected storm rolls into LA.


Next Week

* Sami confesses her feelings about EJ to Marlena.
* Billie goes to Maggie and asks for her help.
* Stephanie discovers that Cordy has gone missing.
* Max and Nick have a talk and decide to "man up."
* Marlena must clean out John's closet.
* Kayla is in full seduction mode when Steve comes home.
Thursday - Lucas makes an appalling confession to Kate.
Friday - Belle's jealousy flares when Philip publicizes his date with Chloe.


Monday, December 17
* Pilar tells Theresa about her past.
* Sheridan and Fancy catch Luis and Pretty in a kiss.
* Julian visits Eve in rehab.

Tuesday, December 18
* Ethan and Gwen panic when they learn the baby had trouble during surgery.
* Fancy is devastated after seeing Luis with her sister.
* Julian gets closer to catching Vincent.

Wednesday, December 19
* Little Ethan faces complications from surgery.
* Pretty hopes that she has gotten pregnant.
* Kay tries to keep Tabitha from causing trouble.

Thursday, December 20
* Ethan is confused by Theresa's mysterious actions.
* Luis tries to let Pretty down the easy way.
* Esme and Viki visit Santa Claus.


This Week

* Jack’s life falls apart as he is forced to resign his senate seat and his marriage to Sharon begins to disintegrate.
* Victor adamantly refuses to let Brad visit Victoria’s baby, while Brad continues to hope he is the baby’s father.
* Colleen reaches out to a devastated J.T., as Victoria remains in a coma and the baby fights for his life.
* Neil tries to persuade Victor not to call in Nikki’s loan, but Victor remains determined to get his revenge.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Passions: Has It Been Cancelled Again?

As of this writing it hasn't been confirmed by any of the top brass at Passions, but two of the shows actresses have confirmed on their Web sites that DirecTV has given Passions the ax. According to Liza Huber, who plays Gwen: "Yes, it is true that Passions will finish taping at the end of March 2008. We will start airing three days a week on DirecTV, which should last through summer 2008. It has been a wonderful ride (although Gwen has completely lost her mind!), and I want to thank all of you for your amazing support for Passions through the years!"

Fans had hoped that the switch to DirecTV this past fall might breathe some new life into the soap, and gain new fans. However, this particular gamble seems not to have paid off for the show. Passions has always been known for its outlandish story lines and characters, but in recent years, it has really gone wacko. Perhaps it is time to lay this old dog to rest. But, they gave it their best shot! And I will definitely miss Gratuitous Shirtless Scenes. Oh yes, I will miss those most of all.