How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus


OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 14 Edition

A young girl’s heart wrenching decision.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 2:47 PM | By Scotty Gore

( — Why must I be a teenager in love…. and pregnant?


Langston uncovers Starr’s pamphlet on abortion and wonders if her friend is seriously considering it. Cole accuses Todd of attempting to ruin Starr’s life. Todd boils with anger as Cole tells him that he would never hurt Starr the way that Todd hurt Marty. As Starr overhears Todd threaten Cole with jail time, she realizes what she needs to do. Starrs asks Langston for her help in her quest to terminate her pregnancy. Starr informs Langston that they will switch places in order for Starr to sneak out of the house without Shaun following her. Later, after putting their dangerous plan into motion, Starr dodges a few close calls but successfully manages to sneak out of the house. Cole and Markko encounter Langston at school dressed as Starr and demand to know what is going on. Cole confronts Langston, who points him in the right direction. Starr nearly has a nervous breakdown as she prepares to follow through with her plan.

Once more Gigi’s attempt at telling Rex the truth about Shane is interrupted following a visit from Adriana. Once Rex leaves, Adriana makes subtle threats to Gigi. Layla tells Dorian that she has noticed changes in Adriana. Dorian sets out to find more information on Brody Lovett. Rex and Adriana make love, and afterwards he learns that Adriana doesn’t plan to ask Marcie to be a part of the wedding. Gigi is affected by Shane’s closeness to Charlie, who she believes to be her son’s grandfather. A frigid Adriana mistakenly believes that Gigi summoned Rex to BE, prompting Rex to explain to her that it was actually Clint who had contacted him. Dorian informs Adriana that Brody Lovett was from Joplin, Missouri. Adriana refuses to rest until she uncovers the truth, and is enraged to learn that Rex has invited Gigi and Shane to the wedding. Seeming to become more and more like her mother every day, Adriana orders Dorian and Layla to go to Missouri to find out what Gigi is hiding. Gigi, meanwhile, continues to receive warnings from Adriana to stay away from her man.


After finding his two friends in a motel room together, Antonio and John have it out. Later, back at the station Ramsey admits to Antonio that he set him up to find John and Talia together in order to show him the type of man John McBain really is. Both John and Talia suffer the consequences of their ‘affair’ as news spreads around Llanview. At the Diner, John and Cristian nearly come to blows. Bo tells John how disappointed he is in him. Ramsey makes it clear to Antonio that he wants John thrown off the force. Jessica and Antonio share a touching moment. Natalie demands answers from John. Talia and Jessica have a bitchy confrontation. Natalie has a difficult time believing that John would sleep with Talia behind Antonio’s back, and believes there is more to the story. John talks Talia into joining him at Capricorn. Jared isn’t too happy to see John and Natalie together, and admits his jealousy to Natalie. Antonio asks Jessica if she can really trust Nash. Cristian continues to be troubled by Sarah’s closeness to Nash. Charlie is filled with guilt as Viki tells him that he could never be as sneaky or underhanded as Clint. Nash and Sarah bump into each other half naked. Jessica and Cristian work to convince themselves that they have nothing to worry about. Nash believes he and Sarah make a perfect team. Jared refuses to give up on the woman he loves, while Natalie continues to fight her feelings for him.
Charlie worries that he will lose Viki if he confesses the truth.


- John informs Natalie that Allison may never emerge from her coma.

-The friction increases between Marcie and Michael.

- Clint defends his actions when Nora confronts him with Todd’s article in The Sun.

- Clint hires Rex to search for dirt on Calvin Jenkins when Lindsay’s file proves useless to him.

- After chatting with Lindsay, Dorian once more contacts Calvin Jenkins.

- Todd presents Ramsey with notorized statements from himself and Gigi outlining Ramsey’s misdeeds.

- Jared bubbles when Natalie agrees to have a drink with Miles.

- My View of Llanview: March 30 Edition. READ MORE

- Evans Brings Tina Back to Llanview. READ MORE


Monday: Cole and Starr have an emotion and heartfelt reunion; Gigi denies Adriana’s accusations; Jared’s jealousy grows when he sees Natalie with Miles.

Tuesday: Cristian springs to his feet when John kisses Talia; Adriana is furious when Rex rushes to Gigi’s aid; Dorian and Layla uncover one of Gigi’s secrets.

Wednesday: Todd has a proposition for Starr regarding Cole; John and Talia work to uncover Ramsey’s tie to Caitlin; Antonio fumes when John plans to press charges against Cristian.

Thursday: Dorian refuses to back down from her attack on BE; Michael delivers heartbreaking news to Antonio concerning Jamie; Gigi tells Rex that she doesn’t need his help.

Friday: Dorian and Layla come face-to-face with Brody Lovett; Clint reminds Bo that they must get their hands dirty in order to protect BE; Cole wants Starr to run away with him.

Pictured: Kristen Alderson courtesy Donna Svennevik/ABC

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Guest Stars Offer Helping Hand

By Angela Rosa

( — Various guest stars offer a helping hand to some of Pine Valley’s most beleaguered.

Susan Lucci

Starting on April 14, real-life doctor Gail Saltz begins playing the role of Ryan’s psychoanalyst. The amnesiac looks to be in good hands as he struggles to deal with the quandaries of his memory blockage. In the real world, Dr. Gail Saltz M.D. is a renowned practicing psychiatrist, columnist, bestselling author, and television commentator. NBC Nightly News achor Tom Brokaw once referred to Saltz as “a voice of wisdom and insight in a world of confusion and contradictions.”

On the Friday, April 25 edition of “AMC,” a group of Erica, Erica Kane’s biggest fans gather outside of the fashionista’s prison to rally for her freedom. Amongst that groups of fans will be real-life R&B boy band “B5.” The band made up of five brothers, who happen to be fans of the daytime drama, will perform their song “Erica Cain,” – Susan Lucci’s alter ego makes an appearance in the video to the track – from their album Don’t Talk, Just Listen at the “Free Erica Kane!” rally.

Though a nice thought, the rally is an unsuccessful tactic – so Opal brings in the big guns: the richest person on the planet earth. Conglomerate Warren Buffet, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will make his third “AMC” appearance in May. He will play himself, of course. Opal hopes her friend, who is worth no less than $62 billion, can use his influence to get her best gal pal off the hook for her insider trading conviction. Buffet, an “AMC” fan and a close friend of “AMC” creator Agnes Nixon, first appeared on the soap in 1991 with then-ABC chairman Thomas S. Murphy.

  • All My Children
  • Susan Lucci
  • Warren Buffet
  • B5
  • Gail Saltz

    McClain Makes a Spirited Return

    With the ABC soap operas profusely bleeding out viewers, “AMC” has seemingly chosen a path of goodwill in an attempt to bandage the situation. Fans of one of “AMC’s” all-time greatest super couples, Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Dixie, will reap some benefits from that effort. Many shocked and disappointed fans vividly remember that Dixie’s last go-around in Pine Valley ended with the former Mrs. Martin abruptly killed off before she and Tad could share a long-awaited reunion with their daughter. ABC promises that Tad and Dixie will get that reunion as Dixie guides her oft-time husband into “the loving embrace of their daughter, Kate.” Understandably some fans aren’t pleased because Dixie will be facilitating this reunion as a ghost and not in the flesh. McClain, though, asks fans to “please give the story a chance” as she’s had the chance to discuss the story with the powers that be and feels it will be “very uplifting, fun and rewarding for fans.”

    Expect Dixie to also interact with her former brother-in-law, Jake Martin – who will be played by Ricky Paull Goldin as of May 2. In the newest issue of TV Guide, “AMC” Executive Producer Julie Hanan Carruthers explains that Dr. Martin has spent the past few months being held captive in an enemy camp in Darfur, where detective Aidan Devane (Aiden Turner) will go on a potentially deadly mission to save him. Once home, “emotionally scarred and carrying a very big secret,” Jake will be in no mood to reunite with his family or to stay in Pine Valley. Dixie, who has “a lot of work she must do before her spirit can be free,” according to Carruthers, will be instrumental in helping Jake see things differently.

    McClain played Dixie Cooney Martin on “AMC” from 1988 to 1996, from 1998 to 2002 and from late 2005 to January 2007. For her work as the beleaguered heroine, McClain earned a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Ingénue in 1990. When not on the popular ABC drama, McClain could regularly be seen on the popular CBS sudser “As the World Turns” (from 2002 to 2005, and from July 2007 to January 2008). As Rosanna Cabot on “ATWT,” the actress earned a 2004 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

    Pictured: Cady McClain courtesy ABC

    • All My Children
    • Cady McClain
    • Dixie

      OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 7 Edition

      The truth is closer than you think.
      Sunday, April 6, 2008 10:44 PM | By Scotty Gore

      ( — The person out to destroy Buchanan Enterprises is revealed.


      Clint meets with Calvin Jenkins, who appears to have it out for Buchanan Enterprises. Lindsay informs Dorian of all she’s done to help BE. Dorian, meanwhile, is revealed to be partners with Calvin. Viki confronts Clint with a distasteful article about him that Todd plans on running in The Sun. Much to Viki’s dismay, however, Clint admits that most of what Todd says in the article is true. Meanwhile, Clint asks Lindsay to search for dirt on Calvin. Dorian has Calvin completely under her control. Calvin comes to the realization that Dorian will stop at nothing in order to exact her revenge. Dorian, meanwhile, looks forward to seeing both Clint and Viki destroyed. And later, while doing Adriana’s dirty work, Dorian discovers from her PI that Brody Lovett really does exist.

      With Langston by her side, Starr receives the results of her home pregnancy test. Cole suspects that Langston isn’t being truthful about Starr. Natalie spies Jared telling Cole that he understands how it feels to not be able to be with the woman you love. Starr breaks down in Blair’s arms after having a dream about Cole. Langston keeps Starr’s secret. Cole and Markko suspect that Langston and Starr are hiding something. Langston worries about what Starr will do now that she is pregnant. Langston and Starr are thankful for one another. Meanwhile, Todd discovers that Ramsey is threatening Gigi, and considers joining forces with her in order to bring down Ramsey. Gigi throws Rex a curveball concerning Shane. Todd storms in on Ramsey and issues him an ultimatum. After he leaves, Ramsey beings to wait on and read to an unseen woman. Gigi is remorseful that she will never be able to tell Rex that Shane is his son. Gigi is concerned with Todd informs her that he has already told Ramsey that they have teamed up against him. Rex quizzes Gigi on why she is upset, who tells him that she dreams of having a real family. Adriana grows increasing jealous of Rex’s closeness with Shane.


      Viki and Charlie agree that it is too soon to get married, but that he should move back to Llanfiar. Jared reassures Charlie that he won’t take him down with him. Natalie fumes when Jared attempts to put the moves on her. After taunting Jared with the knowledge that she can reveal his secret at any time she pleases, Natalie orders Pamela Stuart to Llanview. Upon her arrival, Pamela is confronted by Natalie who demands to know why she is in cahoots with Jared. Pamela informs her that Jared’s abusive stepfather was her brother. Charlie confesses to Viki the tragic story of Jimmy’s death. Meanwhile, Pamela’s recollection of the events surrounding the boy’s death leaves Natalie shaken. Later Pamela introduces herself to Charlie when she encounters he and Jared at the Palace. Jared informs Pamela of Charlie’s true identity, who then gives Charlie the cold shoulder. The sexual tension is high between Jared and Natalie.


      - Blair enjoys her first night as owner of Capricorn.

      - Jessica is clueless to the fact that Sarah and Nash are splitting a two-bedroom suite in Napa; Nash and Sarah have a great first day at the convention.

      - Cristian is shocked when Nash answers the phone when he calls Sarah’s room.

      - Antonio continues to give Talia the cold shoulder and defends Ramsey over John.

      - LPD cop Eddie, as well as Cristian, pick up on how close John and Talia seem to have become.

      - Cristian informs Jessica of Nash and Sarah’s sharing a suite, and work to convince themselves that they have nothing to be worried about; Sarah and Nash are having a great time in Napa.

      - Ramsey sees John kissing Talia, and continues to try to win over Antonio; Ramsey sets up John and Talia for a fall.

      - John receives some interesting information concerning Caitlin.

      - Marcie and Michael continue to grow apart.

      - My View of Llanview: March 30 Edition. READ MORE

      - Evans Brings Tina Back to Llanview. READ MORE


      Monday: Cole blames Todd for ruining Starr’s life; Gigi contemplates confessing to Rex; John and Antonio duke it out.

      Tuesday: Adriana spirals out of control with jealousy; Lindsay provides Clint with dirt on Calvin Jenkins; the mood between Sarah and Nash turns awkward.

      Wednesday: Ramsey admits to Antonio that he wants John kicked off the LPD; Nora is not pleased with the changes in Clint.

      Thursday: Starr and Langston put their desperate plan in motion; John talks Talia into going out on a date; Antonio asks Jessica about her doubts concerning Sarah and Nash.

      Friday: Adriana threatens Gigi; Jared is jealous of Natalie’s decision to spend more time with Miles; Cole orders Langston to tell him what is happening with Starr.

      Pictured: Robin Strasser courtesy Donna Svennevik/ABC

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      Y&R PreVUE: Week of April 7 Edition

      Testing the romantic waters…
      Saturday, April 5, 2008 10:48 PM | By Venus Stone

      ( — Victor gets a new lover, while Nikki’s finds himself falling off the gambling wagon…


      Victoria and Adam go toe-to-toe for Victor’s attention. Felicia returns to Genoa City and makes a play for Nick. Daniel and Amber don’t see eye to eye about the status of their relationship. Karen packs her bags and moves in with Neil. Gloria finds herself meeting Jeff’s old flame, Kyon. Michael hits Jack with a lawsuit. Lily tells Cane she’s pregnant.


      JT begins a background check into Adam’s past. Nick warns Adam to back off of Phyllis. Jana and Kevin pick a date for their wedding. Jack purchases a new home. Victor and Sabrina become intimate with one another. Later, he offers her a position at Newman. Victoria wants Sabrina to be Reed’s godmother. Meanwhile, David sinks back into gambling, thanks to Brad’s hiring on a bookie. David later pressures Nikki to quickly pick a wedding date.

      Pictured: Eric Braeden courtesy CBS

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      GL PreVUE: Week of April 7 Edition

      One lie is all it takes…
      Saturday, April 5, 2008 10:39 PM | By Venus Stone

      ( — Lies and schemes could tear several couples apart…


      As everyone continues to honor Gus’s memory, Cyrus learns that Harley’s credit card isn’t able to pay for the funeral expenses. Alan comes to Harley’s house and Rafe extends himself to him. Sam and Ava try their best to get Olivia out of her depressed state. Olivia admits that she is unable to accept that Gus is gone. When Daisy runs into Sam, he gives her advice on how to stop doing things for Rafe and start doing things for herself. Natalia is angered by the fact that Olivia can’t accept Gus’s gift of life. Remy tries to get Rafe to unleash his anger over Gus’s death in the boxing ring. Reva discovers that Dinah was the one that brought Alan down and requests the two be partners.


      In an effort to get Harley out of serious debt, Cyrus corners Daisy, insisting she make him a partner in her fake ID scam. She quickly lashes out at him saying that Harley will never see him the way the she sees Gus. Mallet continues to show his discomfort with the fact that Dinah owns the Spaulding mansion. When he starts to investigate Philip’s whereabouts, Dinah panics and recruits Remy to help her out. Remy says he’ll only help her if she pays him and gives him a room in the mansion. The two concoct a ‘good-bye’ letter, which Mallet calls Jeffrey about. As the two are talking, Reva overhears. Dinah quickly hired on Matt to re-decorate the entire mansion as her very own.

      As Bill and Lizzie get closer, Bill confronts Ava about her pregnancy, requesting she come to him with proof. Bill sends Ava into the bathroom with a pregnancy kit. Ava immediately panics until she notices a pregnant lady there with her. When she returns, she tells Bill it’s time he break the news to Lizzie and own up to his responsibilities. Bill takes Lizzie rollerblading and another tender moment between the two of them prevents Bill from coming forward about Ava. Ava, however, pays Vanessa a visit, asking that she give her son some advice on doing the right thing. Meanwhile, after making love, Bill tells a heartbroken Lizzie the news.

      Pictured: Michelle Ray Smith courtesy Steve Vaccariello/PGP

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      An old rivalry rears its ugly head…
      Saturday, April 5, 2008 10:16 PM | By Venus Stone

      ( — Former rivals come face-to-face; while a wife searches for her husband…


      Daniel comes to Nick with the request that he keep a watchful eye on Chelsea. Marlena hypnotizes John in order to see if there are things about his past that might come out. Anna, upset at seeing Tony out with Kate, tries to make a pass at John in an effort to spark jealousy in Tony. Sami admits that she misses Lucas. Phillip learns that the consulate officers are taking Chloe away and immediately suspects Nicole.


      Kayla, worried about Steve, calls him, but the call is disconnected when Steve spots Ava approaching him. Hope and Steve try to break free but are prevented by Ava’s crew. Bo and Kayla disagree as to who should go in search of Steve and Hope. Ava has romance for Steve on her mind. Steve pretends to like remembering the ‘past’ with Ava, but continues to devise a way to escape.

      Nicole confronts Sami, letting her know that she has no plans in leaving Salem again. Sami is further angered when EJ decides to take a case involving Nicole. EJ and Sami have dinner together at Chez Rouge. While there, he tells Sami that he no longer holds hatred for Lucas shooting him. Meanwhile Phillip offers to take Nicole out; the destination, Chez Rouge.

      Pictured: Alison Sweeney courtesy NBC

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      You can’t fight old feelings…
      Saturday, April 5, 2008 10:03 PM | By Venus Stone

      ( — With an old flame back in town, will a new love soon end?


      Lily crumbles when she receives a package full of mementos that were from Dusty. Holden immediately comes to her side to offer his comfort. Luke informs his parents that Noah and Ameera have moved into the cottage. Emily continues to be a thorn in Alison’s side, telling her that Chris would never like her if he knew about her past. Alison meets Chris and hands him a copy of her video; afterwards, it’s Chris that asks Alison if she’d like to go out with him. Carly and Jack share a passionate kiss, but they later get into another discussion about his unresolved feelings for Katie.


      Mike’s arrival back in Oakdale sets off Paul’s jealous side when Mike and Meg have a bonding moment. When Mike tells both of them that he’s thinking about leaving town, it’s Paul that convinces him to stay put. Meg later tells Mike that if he wants to feel happy back in Oakdale, it’s time for him to come face-to-face with Katie to gain closure. Meanwhile, Brad sets Katie off when he publically announces their engagement on television. Margo has her on thoughts regarding the true reason why Katie said yes to Brad, telling Tom that he’s strictly rebound because of her feelings for Jack. When she learns of their plans to elope, Margo sets off to put a stop to it.

      Carly is stunned to see that Mike is back in town but assumes he’s there to get Katie back. She tells Mike that Katie is now engaged to Brad and that if he wants her back, he should fight for her. Katie meets up with Margo and is upset when Margo tells her that she won’t give her blessing. Brad and Katie both try to convince her why they truly want to be together. Margo later plans a party for the couple but learns that the only people that will be able to attend are Katie, Brad, Jack and Carly. As the party is underway, Mike shows up, seeing Katie again for the first time.

      Pictured: Terri Colombino courtesy CBS

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      By Errol Lewis

      ( — Television and Film Star Ricky Dean Logan is joining the cast of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” in the recurring role of Earl Larson. The character makes his first appearance in Salem on April 15 and again on April 25. No word on future airdates or what brings Mr. Larson to town was available at press time.

      Days of our Lives

      Logan got his start in 1989 as Data in the film “Back to the Future Part II.” He also appeared in “Back to the Future Part III” as a Needles Gang Member. The actor guest-starred in a number of episodes of NBC’s “Seinfeld” in the early 1990′s and had a recurring role on several “Baywatch” related programming as Carlton Edwards.

      Logan voiced multiple characters in the comic book spinoff cartoon series of “Spawn” from 1997-1999. More recently he had roles on NBC’s “Las Vegas,” “ER” and ABC’s “Sons & Daughters.” Ricky will make a cameo appearance on an upcoming episode of the Style Network series “Split Ends,” which features longtime friend Guiseppe Franco, a Beverly Hills stylist.

      Ricky also appeared in three episodes of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” in 2007, which gave him an in for the role of Earl Larson as “DAYS” Co-Executive Producer Edward Scott kept the actor in mind for future roles.

      • The Young and the Restless
      • Days of our Lives
      • Ricky Dean Logan
      • Seinfeld
      • Baywatch
      • Las Vegas
      • ER
      • Sons & Daughters
      • Split Ends
      • Back to the Future II
      • Back to the Future III

        Evans Brings Tina Back to Llanview

        Beloved actress returns to soap
        Friday, April 4, 2008 4:36 PM| By Scotty Gore

        ( — A fan favorite returns after an absence of nearly two decades.

        Following years of speculation, and an eighteen-year absence from Llanview, Soap Opera Digest is confirming that Andrea Evans is returning to “One Life to Live” as Tina Lord Roberts. Evans orginated the role in 1978. After leaving in 1981, she would return again in 1985. In 1990, Evans left “OLTL” once more, this time removing herself from public life for nearly a decade after revealing that a crazed fan had been stalking her.

        During the 1990s, Evans appeared in the films “A Low Down Dirty Shame” and “Ice Cream Man.” In 1999, she returned to daytime as Tawny Moore on “The Bold and the Beautiful,” where she remained until 2000. Later that same year she replaced former “Brady Bunch” star Maureen McCormick in the recurring role of Rebecca Hotchkiss on “Passions.” Following that soap’s
        cancellation by DirecTV, fans have been flooding online message boards with speculation that Evans might return to her Llanview roots. The character of Tina has been absent from Llanview for than a decade, having last been seen in early 1997, despite the fact that much of her family (including siblings Todd and Viki, and daughter Sarah) remains in town.

        In June of 2007, Evans told Soap Opera Digest when asked what her favorite role was, said “That’s an easy one … Tina Lord Roberts on “One Life to Live” because in every actor’s life, you hope for a role that becomes bigger than yourself and for me, Tina was that role.”

        Details on Evans return to Llanview are sketchy, but sources are indicating that she will share a connection to a character that viewers love to hate. No first airdate has been announced.

        Pictured: Andrea Evans courtesy NBC

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