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

 
Sunday, January 11, 2008 9:18 PM EST | By Venus Stone

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Schemes begin to unravel…

THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Chloe can’t keep her mind off Billy. Adam has a lot to worry about when Victor makes some serious demands. Katherine decides that the best thing for her is to steer clear of Genoa City. Tyra and Karen get into a heated argument. Nikki and Jill find themselves having a very interesting conversation with one another. Lily debates if she wants to continue her newfound relationship with Billy. Amber finds herself face-to-face with Katherine.

What to Watch: Unraveling Schemes
Sharon lets it be known that she is through with Jack. Nick is floored to see that Sharon and Brad are hanging around one another. Later Nick approaches Sharon and they have a discussion about Phyllis’ actions. When Nick heads home he and Phyllis get into an argument. Things don’t fare well for her when she confronts Brad about his deception. Jack gives Phyllis cause to be worried when he threatens to blow away her marriage as payback for destroying his.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2009

  • Katherine has something she can prove.
  • A friend could blow Billy and Chloe away.
  • The fur flies between Phyllis and Sharon.
  • Brad has a nasty encounter with his nemesis



Sunday, January 11, 2009 8:36 PM EST | By Venus Stone

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Forgiveness is granted and young love is put to the test…

THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

Josie pays a visit to Johnny and Dusty at the hospital. A tender moment is sharred between the twol. As she heads out she passes by Paul’s room. When he sees her he tries to convince her to help him be able to see Meg and Eliza. She does so and both head to the Snyder Farm only to see that Meg isn’t at all thrilled to see either of them. Craig wants Parker to see Johnny but when he learns that Dusty left with him he hits the roof. He soon arrives at the Lakeview and whisks Johnny away from a stunned Josie, who is baby-sitting. She immediately calls Dusty.

Lily gives Craig the suggestion to get his life in order if he wants to be able to win the custody battle for Johnny. He suddenly comes up with a plan and goes to see Carly. Carly is stunned when he asks her if she will be his wife. At home, Casey tells Tom that he has feelings for Alison, but Tom instantly lets his son know that he isn’t pleased with the idea. Later on Alison bolts when she sees Casey with Jade. Casey is confused when Alison gives him the cold shoulder and later learns that she had concert tickets and didn’t invite him. Alison and Casey later make amends after sharing a moment with one another but it’s cut short when Jade shows up wanting to go to lunch with Casey.

What to Watch: The Need for Closure
Lucinda, still burning from Brian’s betrayal, makes it a point to continue to give Luke the cold shoulder. Jade calls her on it and tells her to stop blaming Luke for things that her husband has done. Taking it to heart Lucinda goes to find Noah. When they sit down to talk, she tries to persuade him to take Luke back. Jade soon appears and Noah fingers her as the one trying to stir things up by using Lucinda to do her bidding. He tells Jade that there is nothing more between him and Luke. Casey in the meantime is trying to talk to Luke about making up with Noah and it is at Old Town where Luke pours his heart out to Noah. Noah moved by what Luke has said pulls him into a kiss. Luke and Noah head home and share ice cream with Lucinda who soon makes peace with her grandson. The next day at Worldwide Lucinda is burning Brian’s belongings when he shows up. He once again pleads with her to help him find closure but she rebuffs him. Crushed by her rejection Brian heads to Java where he encounters Noah. There he asks Noah into convincing him to get Luke to speak to him. Noah tells Brian he will do no such thing but also points out that he and Luke are together again. Although pleased that things worked out for them Brian leaves and heads back to the Lakeview. Worried that Brian might hurt himself he follows him but Brian refuses to let him in. Noah calls Luke who comes to the Lakeview. They immediately begin to think that Brian is thinking suicide but Brian refutes the claim. As he’s admitting that he is in fact gay, Lucinda arrives and the two finally talk.

Janet questions Liberty about her and Parker. Liberty tells her that she and Parker are seeing one another, to which Jack instantly puts his foot down on. Jack’s not only surprised that Janet is allowing it but that Carly agrees with her. Jack soon starts to worry that Carly is too close to Craig. Meanwhile, Lily tries to explain why she didn’t want Holden helping her by lending her money for Metro. Back at the house Parker and Liberty are alone in his bedroom and the two begin to make love when Jack barges in. Embarrassed at being caught, Liberty flees out of the house and an upset Parker takes off after her. Jack finds Carly with Lily having lunch and begins to place the blame not only on her but Janet for allowing the teens to see one another. Carly surprises herself when she tells Jack that she agrees with Janet that the kids have to be trusted enough to be responsible.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2009

  • Dusty decides its time to take matters into his own hands.
  • Carly still has an answer to give.
  • Emily offers something out of the ordinary.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:30 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC’s “All My Children” and NBC’s “Days of our Lives” are the only soaps up year-over-year in total viewers. CBS’ “Guiding Light” continues to erode the most viewers year-over-year (down 412,000 viewers compared to the Week of December 31, 2007). The series did, however, gain 175,000 viewers from the week prior. “General Hospital” and “DAYS” tied for #2 in women 18-49 (1.4 rating), but DAYS had a larger share (8 share vs 7 share for “GH”) and about 47,000 more Women 18-49 viewers.

“The Bold and the Beautiful” had a 1.3 in Women 18-49 for its Friday broadcast, tying “AMC” and “OLTL.” Each soap had a 7 share in the demo. “The Young and the Restless” had a 1.9 rating and 10 share on Friday.

While “GH” is tied for fourth place in Women 18-34 (with “AMC”), it remains daytime’s youngest skewing drama series with a median age of 50.2. “OLTL” came close with its median age of 50.7. “GH’s” Friday broadcast had a median age of 49.8. “B&B” is the oldest skewing daytime drama with a median age of 58.6. ABC is the youngest skewing network with a median age of 50.8.

What follows are the daytime ratings results for the week of December 29, 2008 – January 2, 2009:

 Daytime Ratings:
Week of December 29, 2008
(in order of Households)

 Rank  Show Network
Households
(Rating/Share;
change vs last week/last year)
 Total Viewers
(in millions;
change vs last
week/last year)
Women 18-49
(Rating/Share;
change vs last week/last year)
 1 The Young and the Restless CBS 3.8/11
(+.1/-.3)
5,385,000 (+131,000/-328,000) 1.7/10
(+.1/-.3)
 2 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.7/8
(+.1/-.2)
3,781,000 (+213,000/-249,000) 1.2/6
(+.2/-.3)
 3 Days of our Lives NBC 2.3/7
(+.2/same)
3,282,000 (+275,000/+180,000)

1.4/8
(+.1/-.1)

 4 General Hospital ABC 2.1/6
(-.1/-.2)
2,865,000 (-90,000/-180,000) 1.4/7
(-.1/-.1)
 5 All My Children ABC 2.0/6
(same/-.1)
2,838,000 (+152,000/-394,000) 1.2/7
(same/same)
  As The World Turns CBS 2.0/6
(same/-.1)
2,776,000 (+44,000/+83,000) 1.0/5
(+.1/-.5)
  One Life to Live ABC 2.0/6
(+.1/-.4)
2,710,000 (-59,000/same) 1.2/6
(-.1/-.1)
 8 Guiding Light CBS 1.6/5
(+.2/-.3)
2,232,000 (+175,000/-412,000) 0.9/5
(+.1/-.4)

Source: NTI Live+SD

Soap Opera Episode Rankings:
Week of December 29, 2008
(in order of Total Viewers)
 Rank Show
Network

 Household Rating

 Total Viewers
(in millions)
 Airdate
1
The Young and the Restless
CBS
4.0
 5,648,000  Friday
2 The Young and the Restless CBS 3.7  5,471,000  Wednesday
3 The Young and the Restless  CBS 3.6  5,312,000  Tuesday
4 The Young and the Restless CBS 3.9  5,193,000  Monday
5 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.7 3,976,000  Wednesday
6 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.7  3,919,000  Friday
7 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.9  3,728,000  Monday
8 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.6  3,694,000  Tuesday
9 Days of our Lives NBC 2.4 3,353,000
 Monday
10 Days of our Lives NBC 2.3  3,329,000  Friday
11 Days of our Lives NBC 2.2  3,163,000  Tuesday
12 General Hospital
ABC
2.3  3,117,000  Friday
13 Days of our Lives NBC 2.3

 3,076,000

Wednesday
14 All My Children
ABC
2.1
3,000,000
 Monday
15 General Hospital ABC 2.2  2,989,000  Monday
16 One Life to Live
ABC 2.1  2,910,000  Friday
17 As The World Turns CBS 2.1  2,874,000 Friday
18 As The World Turns CBS 2.0  2,851,000  Tuesday
19 All My Children ABC 2.1  2,828,000  Friday
20 As The World Turns CBS 2.1 2,790,000  Monday
21 One Life to Live ABC 2.1 2,778,000  Monday
22 All My Children ABC  1.9  2,502,000  Tuesday
23 General Hospital ABC  1.9  2,488,000  Tuesday
24 One Life to Live ABC  1.8 2,441,000  Tuesday
25
Guiding Light
CBS  1.7  2,440,000  Friday
26 Guiding Light CBS  1.6  2,244,000  Tuesday
27 Guiding Light CBS  1.7  2,212,000  Wednesday
28 General Hospital – repeat of 10/31/07 episode
ABC 1.4  2,055,000 Wednesday
29 One Life to Live – repeat of 10/01/08 episode ABC  1.3  1,896,000  Wednesday
30 All My Children – repeat of 10/22/08 episode ABC  1.5  1,888,000  Wednesday
31 As The World Turns – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A Wednesday
32 Guiding Light – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A  Wednesday
33 All My Children -Pre-empted ABC  N/A  N/A  Thursday
34 As The World Turns - Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A Thursday
35 The Bold and the Beautiful – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A  Thursday
36 Days of our Lives – Pre-empted NBC N/A  N/A  Thursday
37 General Hospital – Pre-empted ABC  N/A  N/A  Thursday
38 Guiding Light – Pre-empted  CBS  N/A  N/A  Thursday
39 One Life to Live – Pre-empted ABC  N/A  N/A  Thursday
40  The Young and the Restless – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A  Thursday
  Legend:  Most Watched Episode
 Did Not Count  Least Watched Episode

Source: NTI Live+SD


Discussion/More Ratings Results: Daytime Ratings: Week of December 29 Edition




Friday, January 9, 2009 9:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Things in Port Charles appear too quiet as disaster is about to strike.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Nadine sways things in her and Nikolas’ favor during the Senate hearing. For her best efforts, the White House has a surprise for her. Lucky spends quality time with Elizabeth, Jake and Cameron. Jason is forced to choose between Spinelli and Sonny when Agent Rayner makes him an offer on Tuesday, January 13. Maxie tries to ease Spinelli’s fears. Lucky and Elizabeth re-connect. Kate tears into Claudia after catching her searching Sonny’s bedroom. Kate has her eyes and ears glued on Claudia and that pesky DVD. Lulu asks Carly for some money. Johnny doesn’t get the job he wanted, but lies about it to Lulu. Claudia has a warning for Spinelli. Matt asks Maxie out on a date on Thursday, January 15

The Inside Story: To Carly with Love…
On Monday, January 12, Jax and Carly finally admit that they have purposely stalled their divorce. The two opt to spend quality time together to find out where things may lead. On Wednesday, January 14, Alexis isn’t lead to believe otherwise when she questions Jax on his whereabouts the night before and if they included Carly. Carly once again butts heads with Claudia, but this time it’s over Michael. Hoping to divert an upcoming Government raid, Jason asks Carly to mitigate a meeting between he and Sonny. Will Carly decide to continue making progress with Jax or will her friendship with Jason win over, again?

A Closer Look: Postpartum Depression
Over 12 years ago, Carly Roberts came to town and blew the town of Port Charles sky-high when they all learned that she was the daughter of Barbara Jean Spencer and a John from back in the day. She then tore apart two families when it was learned that she conceived a child with either A.J. Quartermaine or Tony Jones in 1997. Once the baby was born, however, Jason Morgan claimed the child was his – the baby was fathered by his brother A.J. Soon afterward, Carly left town believing she harmed her child. Upon her return months later, she refused to touch the baby. It was revealed that Carly was going through postpartum depression, but not everyone was convinced – in particular one Robin Scorpio. On Thursday, January 15, look for Robin to have an unexpected reaction to her newborn baby girl. Fearing she is doing something wrong, Robin asks Elizabeth to watch over Emma. Afterward, she finds Jason and questions him on what things were like when Carly suffered from postpartum depression. On Friday, January 16, Robin is offended by Patrick’s medical suggestion.

What To Watch

  • Patrick makes an alarming discovery on Thursday, January 15.
  • Natalia Livingston debuts as Rebecca on Thursday, January 15.
  • Disaster strikes General Hospital on Thursday, January 15 and Friday, January 16 as Port Charles is hit with a “Twist in Time.”
  • Nikolas confides to Alexis that he still misses Emily on Friday, January 16.

General Hospital News and Headlines

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2009

  • Monday: Sam informs Jason of her plans to infiltrate the Zacchara organization; Olivia neutralizes Nikolas’ power play to stall Jax’s hotel project; Matt insists that Maxie go out on a date with him.
  • Tuesday: Pre-empted due to Inauguration coverage.
  • Wednesday: Claudia successfully seduces Ric in order to find out what he’s been up to; Carly urges Sonny to re-consider his battle against Jason; Anthony questions Sam’s true motives.
  • Thursday: Ric explains Anthony’s plan to Claudia; Spinelli’s self-esteem is on the verge of crippling; Sonny is even more suspicious of Claudia after her latest actions.
  • Friday: Claudia confronts Anthony; Carly discusses the possibility that Robin may have postpartum depression with Patrick; Olivia has romantic advice for Sonny.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Discussion: GH PreVUE: Week of January 12 Edition




Friday, January 9, 2009 5:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC’s “General Hospital” dominates the first Top 10 chart in two years and 2009 to-date. CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” is Top Soap. All soaps receive recognition in voting results.

“General Hospital” roared to the top of the SON Top 10 charts for the week of December 29, 2008 through January 2, 2009 and claims top billing in the Top Actress, Actor and Couple categories. Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) are daytime’s most popular stars according to Soap Opera Network readers out of the 964 votes received. The soap held the top 2 or 3 positions in the Actor, Actress and Couple categories.

Top ranked “The Young and the Restless” held a decisive lead over “General Hospital” to hold the #1 position as Top soap. “The Bold and the Beautiful” was dead last in this category.

Voting for the Week of January 5 – 9, 2009 is Now Open.

Top Actresses

TW LW Peak Actresses  Weeks On
 1  1   Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio, General Hospital)  1
 2  –  2 Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber, General Hospital)  1
 3  3 Kelly Monaco (Samantha McCall, General Hospital)  1
 4  4 Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady, Days of our Lives)  1
 5  –  5 Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis, Guiding Light)  1
 6  6 Maura West (Carly Snyder, As The World Turns)  1
 7  7 Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart, All My Children)  1
 8  –  8 Tamara Braun (Reese Williams, All My Children)  1
 9  –  9 Christel Khalil (Lily Winters, The Young and the Restless)  1
 10  –  10 Susan Haskell (Marty Sayrbooke, One Life to Live)  1

Just Missed: 11. Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh, As The World Turns); 12. Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan, One Life to Live); 13. Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers Newman, The Young and the Restless); 14.Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery, All My Children); 15. Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful); 16. Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful); 17. Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, The Young and the Restles); 18. Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard, All My Children); 19. Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell, The Young and the Restless); 20. Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos Jacks, General Hospital).

Top Actors

TW LW Peak Actors Weeks On
 1  1   Steve Burton (Jason Morgan, General Hospital)  1
 2  –  2 Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake, General Hospital)  1
 3  3 Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater, All My Children)  1
 4  4 Van Hansis (Luke Snyder, As The World Turns)  1
 5  –  5 Trevor St. John (Todd Manning, One Life to Live)  1
 6  6 James Scott (E.J. Wells, Days of our Lives)  1
 7  7 Michael Easton (John McBain, One Life to Live)  1
 8  –  8 Bradley Cole (Jeffrey O’Neill, Guiding Light)  1
 9  –  9 Billy Miller (Billy Abbott, The Young and the Restless)  1
 10  –  10 Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman, The Young and the Restless)  1

Just Missed: 11. Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli, General Hospital); 12. Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby, The Young and the Restless); 13. Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital), Jack Wagner (Dominick Marone, The Bold and the Beautiful); 15. Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott, The Young and the Restless), Kyle Lowder (Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful); 17. Roger Howarth (Paul Ryan, As The World Turns); 18. Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, The Young and the Restless); 19. John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom, One Life to Live); 20. Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward, All My Children), Michael Park (Jack Snyder, As The World Turns), Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard, All My Children).

Top Couples

TW LW Peak Couples Weeks On
 1  1   Robin Scorpio/Patrick Drake (General Hospital)  1
 2  –  2 Luke Snyder/Noah Mayer (As The World Turns)  1
 3  3 Elizabeth Webber/Jason Morgan (General Hospital)  1
 4  4 Samantha McCall/Jason Morgan (General Hospital)  1
 5  –  5 Bianca Montgomery/Reese Williams (All My Children)  1
 6  6 Kendall Hart/Zach Slater (All My Children)  1
 7  7 Reve Shayne Lewis/Jeffrey O’Neill (Guiding Light)  1
   –  7 Sami Brady/E.J. Wells (Days of our Lives)  1
 9  –  9 Angie Hubbard/Jessie Hubbard (All My Children)  1
 10  –  10 Gigi Morasco/Rex Balsom (One Life to Live)  1

Just Missed: 11. Lily Winters/Cane Ashby (The Young and the Restless); 12. Hope Brady/Bo Brady (Days of our Lives), Sharon Newman/Nicholas Newman (The Young and the Restless); 14. Phyllis Summers Newman/Nicholas Newman (The Young and the Restless); 15. Brooke Logan Forrester/Ridge Forrester (The Bold and the Beautiful); 16. Reva Shayne Lewis/Josh Lewis (Guiding Light); 17. Carly Snyder/Jack Snyder (As The World Turns), Viki Lord Davidson/Charlie Banks (One Life to Live); 19. Lizzie Spaulding/Bill Lewis (Guiding Light), Marty Saybrooke/Todd Manning (One Life to Live).

Top Soaps

TW LW
Peak
Soaps
Weeks On
 1  1   The Young and the Restless (CBS/SOAPnet)  1
 2  –  2 General Hospital (ABC/SOAPnet) 1
 3  –  3 As The World Turns (CBS/CBS.com)  1
 4  – 4 All My Children (ABC/SOAPnet)  1
 5  –  5 One Life to Live (ABC/SOAPnet)  1
 6  –  6 Days of our Lives (NBC/SOAPnet)  1
 7  –  7 Guiding Light (CBS/CBS.com)  1
 8  –  8 The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CBS.com) 1



Discussion: Top 10 Results: Week of December 29, 2008 – January 2, 2009




Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Final decisions. 

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

A heartbroken Pete ends his friendship with Colby. Amanda gives JR a dose of tough love. Bianca’s accusation sends Reese packing for Paris but the lovers soon end up back in each other’s arm. Aidan takes a few digs at Ryan before signing his and Greenlee’s divorce papers. Annie is convinced of what she needs to do after having a nightmare where Ryan is stabbed to death by Greenlee. An increasingly suspicious Dr. Sinclair puts Aidan in lock down after he sneaks back into Oak Haven. Reeling from another tense confrontation with Frankie, an upset Randi propositions the wrong man on Tuesday, January 13. Aidan explains his motives concerning Annie on Wednesday, January 14. Greenlee is wary of Annie’s claim of forgiveness. Amanda prays that she isn’t pregnant.

A Closer Look: Fallen
Krystal learns that taking an offense is not the best defense on Monday, January 12, when Tad gives her the boot in such a fashion that even Dr. Hayward is left stunned. Tad and David separately make moves to keep Krystal from Jenny. On Thursday, January 15, Adam, Tad and Opal all give damning testimony against Krystal who shows up in court high as a kite. Krystal accidentally sends her pills flying across the courtroom during an emotional outburst. Tad is granted full custody of Jenny. A sympathetic Tad tells Krystal she can visit Jenny whenever she wants but without David and without the pills. Angie and Jake take (illegal) action to uncover David’s law-bending.

The Inside Story: Desperate Measures
Josh heads to the casino determined to make Zach pay. Bianca and Josh have a close call. Zach grows desperate to get Kendall moved to the top of the heart transplant list after David informs him that his wife is going to die of heart failure in a matter of days. Back at the casino, a masked Josh stages an armed robbery. Zach finds himself staring down the barrel of Josh’s gun. Erica comes to a disturbing realization after hearing Reese’s description. Reese and Bianca grow suspicious of Erica. The three women soon find themselves facing an armed Josh who attempts to take Reese hostage. On Friday, January 16, a shot rings out as Zach and Josh face off at gunpoint.

All My Children News and Headlines

  • Pine Valley’s Ins and Outs
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “AMC” during the week of January 5 – January 9, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2009

  • Monday: Erica faces a difficult decision. Amanda gets the news she’s been dreading. Angie and Jake get the goods on David.
  • Tuesday: The ABC Daytime line-up is pre-empted for President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration.
  • Wednesday: Kendall’s life is on the line. JR is at rock bottom. David turns the tables on Angie.
  • Thursday: JR’s discovers that Amanda’s pregnant. Angie becomes David’s latest victim. Tad accuses Krystal of letting David brainwash her.
  • Friday: Reese helps Zach face the truth about Kendall. Jake gives Amanda something to think about. Annie remembers killing Richie.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




OLTL PreVUE: Week of January 12 Edition

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — January heats up in Llanview.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Marty returns to her self-destructive ways; Bo and Nora have their hands full with Matthew; Jessica uncovers a shocking secret; Renee is visited by an old friend; Cole ventures down a path of destruction; Todd vows to change his ways; Llanview High is smitten with Schuyler, and Shane is shocked by what he sees.

The Inside Story: Family Squabbles

Nora shares her discovery with Bo, who blasts Matthew for his actions. Matthew has tough questions for Nora and Bo. Meanwhile, Jessica returns to the scene of the crime in search of answers. Tess takes charge, while Jessica battles Bess. Later, Jessica learns a dirty little secret. Across town, Bo drags Matthew to the principal’s office to come clean, and later confides in Rex.

A Closer Look: She’s A Rebel

Janet asks her old friend Renee for assistance. Tea schedules a meeting with Schuyler to discuss his mother’s suicide. John gives Blair a dose of her own medicine when discussing Todd and Marty. Cole looks for Marty, finding her somewhere unexpected. Marty wants a change of scenery. Viki demands Todd pull himself up by his bootstraps. Starr and Schuyler begin to bond. Todd pours out his heart. Cole becomes a pill popper. Wes is none to pleased with his new boss. Todd makes a promise to Starr. John is upset at Marty’s new living arrangements. Roxy points out the obvious to Blair. Jessica and Brody recall thoughts in therapy. The Iraqi boy speaks to Brody for the first time. Wes assures Brody that he told the truth. Marty smarts off to Nora and runs away. Cole suffers from a bout of jealousy. Marty puckers up to one of the men in her life. Starr comes to a realization about Cole, but has her own problems to deal with. Wes has something he needs to get off his chest. Gigi has words of comfort for Brody.

What to Watch

  • Shane sees something he shouldn’t.
  • Rex and Shane have “the talk.”
  • Langston and Lola receive a letter from Ray.
  • Vanessa is suspicious of Tea.
  • Cristian confesses to Antonio.
  • Cristian and Vanessa become husband and wife in every sense of the word.
  • Madam Delphina comes to Dorian’s aid.
  • Dorian has her sights set on David.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF January 19, 2009

  • Monday: Jessica’s three personalities start to become one; Marty sticks her claws in an old adversary; Brody’s world is shattered.

  • Tuesday: Pre-empted.

  • Wednesday: Todd pleads with Blair; Schuyler has secrets of his own; the Plain White T’s rock Ultra Violet.

  • Thursday: Jessica’s revelation stuns Natalie and Jared; Wes has a shoulder to cry on; John and Blair have a difference of opinion.

  • Friday: Janet is offered a deal; Dorian has an announcement to make; Matthew steals something from Cole.



Tuesday, January 6, 2009 11:06 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In an update to a story Soap Opera Network first brought to you on Sunday, we have learned a little more about Shiva Rose’s appearance on “The Young and the Restless.”

Rose will be appearing as herself in the episode, not some made up character that the show created for inane reasons. She will be dealing primarily with Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Billy (Billy Miller) in the episode. 

We have also learned that an old friend of Billy and Chloe’s comes to town and the two will freak out, thinking said friend might divulge their past together to Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil). It is unclear if this friend will be played by Shiva, who is playing herself (*wink* *wink*).

Rose’s “Y&R” appearance is scheduled for Wednesday, January 21. 

“The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


 Discussion: Update to Shiva Rose on ‘Y&R’


  • The Young and the Restless
  • Shiva Rose


    Monday, January 5, 2009 3:03 AM ET | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “She goes against the grain. With her, if I don’t feel like smiling, I don’t have to.”

    That’s “General Hospital’s” Natalia Livingston talking about her new character, Rebecca, to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Richard L. Eldredge in his Peach Buzz column.

    In the exclusive interview, the actress discusses her new role on “GH” and how different the character is from Emily Bowen-Quartermaine, a role she portrayed on the ABC soap from April 2003 through May 2008. Emily was killed off in November 2007, and resurrected as a ghost, or a tumor, until Livingston’s departure.

    “Her name is Rebecca and she works at the hospital,” Livingston admitted. “She’s going to come in and shake things up. It’ll be interesting to see how the characters react to her.”

    Livingston made it clear that unlike Emily, “Rebecca doesn’t feel the need to be nice to everyone.”

    For the full interview head on over to the Peach Buzz.

    Look for Natalia Livingston to mark her “GH” return on Thursday, January 15 as the soap gears up for its upcoming “Twist in Time” story arc.

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


    Discussion: Livingston: New Character, New Emotions


    • General Hospital
    • Natalia Livingston


      Monday, January 5 2009 2:31 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On January 5, 1970, a little town in Pennsylvania rose from beneath Earth’s soil and came to be known as Pine Valley. This town has been home to the greatest dame in daytime and the most qualified doctor in his field. Here’s a warm welcome to 39 years later for actors Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) and Ray Macdonnell (Dr. Joe Martin).

      After celebrating 10,000 episodes in November 2008, ABC’s “All My Children” is now turning the ripe old age of 39 today. The soap has aired on the ABC Television Network since its first broadcast and also airs at night on ABC/Disney’s SOAPnet. The cable network has aired every “AMC” broadcast since the network launched on January 20, 2000. Lucci and Macdonnell are the shows only remaining original cast members.

      “All My Children” was created by Agnes Nixon, who also created ABC’s “One Life to Live.” Nixon appeared on both soap operas in 2008 as a relative ghost in honor of key milestones for each (10,000 shows for “AMC” and 40 years on the air for “OLTL”).

      In recent weeks, it was announced that Lucci, Macdonnell and Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin) had been asked to renew their contracts with the soap, but at reduced salaries. It is understood that they all accepted, and now receive approximately 40% less per year than they were receiving previously. This is inline with the 40% production budget cut that timeslot competitor “Days of our Lives” was forced into in November. “All My Children,” along with most soap operas, is facing record low viewership and possible cancellation due to advertisers pulling ad dollars from the genre.

      With budget cuts and cast trimming hitting the soap across the board (Colin Egglesfield Fired), rumors are flying that Julie Hanan Carruthers is on her way out as Executive Producer. If proven true, “Passions” and “General Hospital: Night Shift” Executive Producer, Lisa de Cazotte is said to be in the running. TV Guide Canada‘s Nelson Branco recently reported that de Cazotte has joined the soaps production team.

      “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


       Discussion: ‘All My Children’ Left Fighting After 39 Years


      • All My Children
      • Michael E. Knight
      • Susan Lucci
      • Ray McDonald
      • Days of our Lives








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