Exclusive: ABC soaps get mashed up: Erica and Sonny? Ryan and Carly?

benard-lucciImage Credit: Carol Kaelson/ABC; Patrick Wymore/ABCWith almost an equal number of partners, kids, and scandals between them, ever wonder what Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Bernard) and Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) would have to say to each other?  Well, ABC will give you a chance to find out with a series of 10 webisodes showing well-known characters from All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital interacting with one another. They’ll be taped this month but will air on abc.com and soapnet.com (and in shorter form on ABC and SOAPnet) beginning in July.

“We are always looking for ways to drive deeper viewer engagement with our fans,” said Adam Rockmore, SVP Marketing ABC Daytime and SOAPnet. “These webisodes are a fun way to answer a long-standing fan question about what would happen in a soap-mash-up.”

One Life to Live‘s executive producer, Frank Valentini, will direct the 4-minute long scripted webisodes. The pairings will be:
All My Children‘s Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and General Hospital‘s Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard)

GH‘s Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and OLTL‘s Viki Banks (Erika Slezak)

AMC‘s Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison) and GH‘s Carly Jacks (Laura Wright)

AMC‘s Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig) and GH‘s Jason Morgan (Steve Burton)

OLTL‘s  John McBain (Michael Easton) and GH‘s Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco)

OLTL‘s Todd Manning (Trevor St. John) and GH‘s Damian Spinelli (Bradford Anderson)

AMC’s  Angie and Jesse Hubbard (Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams) and OLTL’s Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson)

OLTL‘s Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) and AMC‘s Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight)

OLTL‘s Tess (Bree Williamson) and GH‘s Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna)

GH‘s Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) and OLTL‘s Rex Balsom (John- Paul Lavoisier)


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  • Vivian

    As a big soaps fan, I can’t wait to see these! Love almost all the pairings!

  • Cece

    This is a nifty idea. BTW, Bree Williamson plays Jessica. Tess is an alter personality.

    • M

      uh she will be “Tess” in the webisode

  • gigi

    I love this idea!! I would have loved to see Luke try to charm Erica, but maybe in a future episode. Can’t wait!!

  • Leyla

    Nifty idea, but I wish Jonathan Jackson was included.

  • goldflame319

    OMG…Spinelli and Todd! I can not wait to see that!

    • Austen

      I can’t to see them either! This is the pairing that intrigues me the most.

      • Sina

        No John McBain and Sam McCall is what is really intriguing. I hate both characters now but when the actors were on Port Charles, I freakin loved Livvie and Caleb!! I hope Spinelli starts talking crazy and Todd shoots him putting us out of our misery.

  • Skippy

    This should be a fun game to watch… I will be looking forward to Maxie’s interaction with Rex… Maxie’s smart mouth and Rex’s sarcasm… wow, that should be a fun go around!!!

  • Sammie

    Why?! Soap Operas are a dying breed. This is just another gimmick to get viewers. All you sheeples following….how very sad.

    • M

      not as sad as you wasting your time reading this article if you hate soaps so much

      • Kathleen

        My thoughts exactly. Not only reading it but taking the time to comement.

    • Margie

      Buzz off, hater! If you so hate soaps, why bother spreading your crap here? No one forced you to read this article or post a comment.

      Why should soap fans care about the number of others who share our love of soaps any more than any other person who likes something that isn’t as popular something else?

      • Sammie

        It’s okay Margie. You are just a sheeple following. I used to watch soaps until I decided to grow up and support my family instead of watch the same storylines over and over and over and……

      • Vikki Sixx

        Sammie, guess what…apparently you aren’t a very capable individual since there are many people out there capable of supporting their families AND enjoying their soap operas. Apparently, you are the one who needs to grow up.

      • Sammie

        It’s okay Vikki Sixx. Why would you enjoy seeing the same storylines over and over again?

    • Kim

      Then why are you reading an article about soap operas then. You have no reason to call anyone names for what they watch.

    • Dee

      I so agree with your comment.

  • jb

    Caleb & Livvie together again…YIPEE!!! (Michael Easton & Kelly Monaco for those of you that never watched Port Charles)

    • Annie

      Very excited about that pairing! Maybe Mr. Serious McBain will lighten up around Sam. Maybe crack a smile!

    • honneylove

      I was thinking the same thing! I really miss PC…

    • Sina

      I would so love for Sam to take a DNA test and find out Alexis is not her mother and she leave PC and goes to Llaneview to find her birth mother. I want to see her tangle with Natalie and get with John McBain. Maybe she can get him to sing. I freakin loved Livvie and Caleb. KeMo is so much better playing a bad girl.

  • efrain

    I think it is great! It is about time Erica Kane got a latino man for change!

    • jlj0117

      Um, Sonny is Italian.

      • Graze

        Actually, Sonny’s mother was from Puerto Rico and his dad, Mike on the show, has some Irish who knows what other Euro background.

      • Sina

        No they made another rewrite. When Ric and Sonny were cool for a minute, back when Ric was his lawyer, Sonny said their mother was Cuban.

  • KRG

    Blair and Tad…I had a dream of this once! Cannot wait;-)

  • John brogan

    Spinelli and Todd!!! Love it

  • Brenda Barrett

    I’ll probably watch the OLTL-related eps, since I watch OLTL, but note to ABC: In no way will this tempt me to watch GH or AMC; they are both terrible!

  • Dia

    Have to admit all of these pairings are pretty snoozy. Unless Erica chews up Sonny and spits him out, that could be fun.

    • Kaleen

      This is the only pairing that I don’t like; most of the others are great (in fact, Cassie should go ahead and move to Port Charles to go out with Tad full-time — they have both become boring chasing after the same partners over and over again and deserve better). But I’d rather see Erica with anyone else. Sonny? Yuck…. Or maybe she’ll pull a gun out of her designer handbag and put him out of commission for good. I can’t watch GH anymore because of all the crimelord BS.

  • Kathy

    I have no objection to these, but soaps need to get back to good storytelling. Stunts like this will not bring viewers in nor retain current viewers. We need good writing first and foremost and that is sadly lacking.

    • jlj0117

      I agree. it seems that since the writers strike, the writers have just gotten lazy, and just don’t care anymore.

  • HipSoCalGuy

    Love it! Nico, uh I mean, Sonny and Erica together!

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