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

Friday, May 8, 2009 2:07 PM ET | Scotty Gore

( — ABC films a new talk show pilot featuring comedic actress Aisha Tyler, while denying that it will take the place of an exsisting program on the network’s daytime schedule. 

Reuters News Service  is reporting that the 38-year-old Tyler, best known for her numerous television and film roles (including “Ghost Whisperer,” “Friends” and “24″), has taped the pilot for a new talk show, which will be geared toward a younger audience and will showcase the actress’s talents as a stand-up comedian.

The new program, titled simply “The Aisha Tyler Show,” “will incorporate aspects of a traditional talk show with comedic political commentary, comedy segments and other elements usually associated with late-night shows,” according to Reuters. It will also be a fully ‘wired’ show, allowing fans to communicate directly with Tyler through online social networking sites such as “Facebook” and “Twitter.” 

Given the recent cancellation of the long-running “Guiding Light” last month by CBS and replace it with either a talk or game show, rumors have begun to swirl that ABC might be contemplating a similar move with one of the three daytime dramas (“All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and “General Hospital”) that presently air on the alphabet network’s daytime line-up.  However, an ABC spokesperson assures Reuters that “‘Tyler’ is being targeted for syndication or cable,” and not for the network itself.  It should be noted that ABC’s present three hour soap programming block has remained unchanged for more than thirty years.   

SON will continue to follow this story and bring you more as it develops.

Discussion: ABC Rebuffs Rumors of Shuffling Daytime Schedule

Friday, May 8, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

( — Adam’s enemies arrive at the Chandler mansion looking for blood on Friday, May 15.


Aidan has second thoughts about playing doctor with mental patients after Annie takes advantage of his fall to get him out of her way on Monday, May 11. Erica’s red flags go up when she realizes just how taken Gayle is with David. Annie heads to the mansion to see Emma. Ryan’s arrival puts Annie in a precarious situation. Despite her anger at him, Erica intervenes when Gayle starts to give Adam his medication. Gayle refuses to admit to any wrongdoing on Wednesday, May 13. Annie turns lethal after Aidan attempts to play her into freeing him. Annie tells Aidan that she’s leaving town…with Emma. Aidan frees himself and races to the mansion. JR runs into a gun wielding Annie.

The Inside Story: Criminal Minds
Marissa finds an upset Krystal at Babe’s grave. On Tuesday, May 12, Marissa puts the pieces together after noticing that she and Babe share the same date of birth. Krystal claims to have always loved Marissa despite her admission that she sold her at birth. Meanwhile, sure the not so good doctor is about to kill him, Adam drops Krystal’s bombshell secret on David. Marissa arrives on the scene just as Krystal and David’s argument turns volatile. David tries to get Marissa to see that he too was a victim of Krystal’s deception. Marissa listens in as Krystal tries to explain why she had to do what she did to David. JR is unsettled when Marissa reveals to him that she’s Babe’s twin sister. Marissa explains to Krystal that while she doesn’t hate her she doesn’t want anything to do with either her or David. Marissa is overcome with emotion as she prepares to leave town. Krystal pops some pills and heads off to confront Adam for destroying her life. Convinced Adam has turned Little Adam against him, David heads out to draw blood from Adam as well. At the mansion, Krystal runs into Tad after an intense confrontation with Adam.

Zach presses David to tell him the truth after learning that Dr. Chappell committed suicide. Ian takes a turn for the worse and is placed on a machine to keep him alive until he’s strong enough to withstand another surgery. Kendall fears what Zach might do as he races out to confront Adam and JR. Zach attacks Adam and lets him know that he is a dead man if Ian doesn’t make it. Despite Erica’s refusal to back up Adam’s allegations, Jesse puts Zach under his close scrutiny. Kendall promises Zach that she’ll take care of the situation if Ian doesn’t survive. Kendall and Zach get the devastating news that Ian won’t make it through the night. Zach and Kendall share a tacit look of understanding as Ian flat lines on Thursday, May 14. Jake and Angie put up a valiant effort and manage to get Ian’s heart beating again but both Zach and Kendall are nowhere to be found. Knowing something is about to go down, Ryan and Jesse both race to get to the mansion. Tad spots Zach inside the mansion. Kendall seeks vengeance for the child she thinks she’s lost.

JR gives in to the temptation to drink after Adam coldly informs him that he’s leaving control of Chandler Enterprises to Scott in the event of his death. Tad is certain Adam had a hand in Dixie’s death. JR plans on getting vengeance for his mother’s death. Tad manages to stop a spiraling JR before he makes a terrible mistake.

All My Children News and Headlines:


  • Liza reveals her true identity and some interesting baby news. (TV Guide Canada)

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

Friday, May 8, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

( — Heartache.


Jason unburdens himself to a supportive Sam on Monday, May 11. Maxie and Spinelli are baffled when their lead on the culprit leads them back to the Crimson office. Alexis realizes just how smitten Nikolas is with Rebecca. Maxie tries to hide her lack of faith in Spinelli on Tuesday, May 12. Spinelli makes a shocking discovery about Kate. On Wednesday, May 13, Alexis accidentally walks in on a nearly naked Nikolas and Rebecca. Alexis remains convinced Rebecca is hiding something. Ric warns Claudia that he is going to stake claim on her child if he’s the father.

The Inside Story: Hope
Patrick valiantly works to get Michael’s heart beating again. Michael’s loves ones must decide whether or not they should ask Patrick to stop the operation. Carly gives Patrick the go ahead to finish the operation. Patrick gives everyone the news that Michael made it through surgery. Carly holds on to the hope that Michael will wake up. Patrick explains to Carly that if Michael doesn’t wake up soon, he probably never will. Sonny asks Claudia point blank if she had role whatsoever in Michael’s shooting. Jason chooses not to tell Sonny what he knows. Jax worries that Carly is in denial about Michael. Carly finally accepts Michael will never wake up. On Friday, May 15, Michael’s heartbroken mother flies into a rage and ends up collapsing in Jax’s arms. Meanwhile back in Michael’s hospital room, Lulu is stunned to find the coma patient awake. Jason informs Claudia that he knows what she did just as Sonny arrives on the scene.

A Closer Look: Puzzles
Luke takes notice of Tracy’s not so subtle reaction when Lulu cozies up to Ethan. Tracy lies and explains that she just doesn’t want Lulu to end up with a broken heart again. Lulu wonders if Ethan has any idea why Luke put her up to flirting with him. Luke, Tracy, and Ethan continue to keep Lulu in the dark. Luke discusses his suspicions with Ethan and decides to place a call to Holly. Tracy is convinced Luke is playing into Holly’s hands. Luke and Ethan come to believe Holly is in trouble after Luke’s call to her is abruptly cut off. The pair head off to rescue Holly with Tracy on their heels. Luke, Ethan and Tracy find themselves in danger in a deserted bar in Singapore. Back home, Lucky pours out his heart to Elizabeth about the situation with Luke and Ethan on Thursday, May 14. Tracy denies Luke’s accusation that she tampered with his and Ethan’s DNA test. Holly pays Luke an unexpected visit.

General Hospital News and Headlines:


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

OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 11 Edition

Friday, May 8, 2009 9:02 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — The first love is the deepest.


Bo and Nora discuss their almost kiss.  Witnessing the two in a close embrace, Clint’s emotions get the better of him.  He argues with Bo over how close he gotten to Nora recently, and impulsively proposes to Nora on Tuesday, May 12.  After mulling it over, Nora gives a happy Clint her answer.  Elsewhere in Llanview, Stacy sticks the knife further into Gigi’s back by deciding to be the surprise entertainement at Jared’s bachelor party and do a strip tease in front of Rex.  Natalie gives into to Kyle’s demands.  After learning that Hope is going to be exhumed, Jared and Natalie understand the truth will soon hit the fan.  On Wednesday, May 13, realizing that their wedding the following day likely won’t happen once the news breaks, they sneak out and elope.  Jessica and Brody spend some alone time together.  And Dorian and Ray enjoy a little romance.

The Inside Story: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold
Powell prevents Jack from calling the cops after finding his mother, father, and Téa all unconscious by impersonating an EMT on Monday, May 11.  After carrying the adults outside, Powell leaves Rebecca to tend to Jack and Sam.  Phase two of his diabolical plan is put in motion on Wednesday, May 13, when Powell holds Todd, Téa, Blair, and Marty hostage in the faternity houseroom where Marty was once raped.  Taunting the prisoners, Powell claims he’s going to have one of the three women put Todd out of his misery once and for all.  Meanwhile, John recalls a book he read as a child about Harry Houdini on Thursday, May 14, and manages to escape his straightjacket and cell at the Sitwell Institute.  On Friday, May 15, Téa volunteers to be the one to off Todd, however Powell quickly sees through her ploy.  Todd is afraid of what will happen when Powell leads Blair and Téa off away from the others.  Across town, Kyle’s eyebrows raise when he finds Rebecca at Todd’s house.  As she listens to her brother talk about how Jessica is raising Starr’s baby, Rebecca gets an idea.  Marty remembers the night she was raped by Todd, Zach, and Powell. 

A Closer Look: We All Want What We Can’t Have
Langston stands her ground as Dorian goes through the roof after learning that she and Markko plan to lose their virginity after the prom.  Langston reminds Dorian how responsible she has been, to which Dorian agrees.  Realizing she can’t stop her from having sex, Dorian orders Langston and Markko to play it safe and gives Langston some condoms.  Meanwhile, a nervous Markko tries to buy condoms from a convience store, but is soon spotted by his mother’s best friend, forcing him to call Cole for help on Monday, May 11.  Lola vows to get even.  Cole feels remorseful after seeing Matthew in a wheelchair for the first time, and nearly takes drugs to ease his guilt.  Elsewhere, Rachel talks Matthew into attending the prom.  As Starr assists Langston in getting ready for the prom on Tuesday, May 12, Dorian issues Markko a warning that he better treat Langston right or else.  Meanwhile, Lola prepares to enact her revenge.  With the impending exhumation of Hope’s body, Starr and Cole to decide to distract themselves by attending the prom.  Jessica has a memory of giving birth at the vineyard. Langston is happy to see Starr and Cole at the prom.  Asher escorts Lola to the prom, where she sees Langston and Markko happy together on Wednesday, May 13.  Rachel and Shaun have Asher arrested for dealing drugs, but not before he slips some acid to Lola.  After Destiny confesses to Matthew that her date is really her cousin, the pair decides to enjoy the prom together.  The Pussycat Dolls rock Llanview High on Wednesday, May 13.  Later, Marcie decides to attend Hope’s exhumation.  A high Lola remarks to Dorian and Ray how she got even with Langston and Markko, who are a bundle of nerves as they prepare to make love for the first time.  Starr and Cole visit Hope’s grave.  Jessica has another flashback to the night she gave birth to Chloe. Dorian leaps into action when Lola confesses to tampering with the condoms she gave Langston.  At that very moment at the Palce Hotel, Langston and Markko make love for the first time on Friday, May 15.  And Lola drops yet another bomb on Dorian and Ray.    

One Life to Live News and Headlines


  • Marty is back to her old self after all her memories come flooding back. (Soap Opera Digest)
  • Powell gets physical with Todd, while Blair and Téa are trapped in a boiler room. (Canadian Cable Guide)
  • Superman John McBain arrives to save the day and free Marty and Todd. (Canadian Cable Guide)

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 11 Edition

Thursday, May 7, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 7, 2009.


JR’s blood boils when he realizes Adam used Little A as a bargaining chip to get David to agree to test their experimental heart valve on Ian. Dr. Chappell warns Adam and JR that he discovered a serious problem with the valve. JR makes a desperate call to Scott to have him stop the surgery but it’s already too late. Adam cautions JR and Scott to never breathe a word about Dr. Chappell’s warnings.

Zach and Kendall are on pins and needles as they wait for word on Ian. David gives everyone the good news that Ian made it through the surgery.

Jake and Amanda declare their love for each other and end up in bed. Krystal shocks Tad when she confides her secret with him but insists neither David nor Marissa can ever learn the truth.

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

Thursday, May 7, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 7, 2009.


Carly agrees that Patrick should operate on Michael immediately and Sonny and Jax support her decision. Matt tries to dissuade Patrick from performing the procedure but Patrick is determined to see that Michael wakes up. Patrick and his surgical team begin Michael’s surgery as Sonny, Carly, Claudia, Jax and Jason sit vigil.

Luke and Ethan get the results of their DNA test and learn whether or not they’re father and son. Luke suspects Tracy of being up to something.

Maxie puts her career in Spinelli’s hands when he insists he can ferret out the mole who’s been leaking confidential information at the magazine. Things heat up between Nikolas and Rebecca.

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

Thursday, May 7, 2009 11:54 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 11, 2009.


  • Monday: Powell and Rebecca make their next move. Langston defends her decision to Dorian. Cole is tempted to take a pill after encountering Matthew.
  • Tuesday: Bo and Clint go head to head over Nora. Jared panics when he learns Hope’s body is going to be exhumed. Lola’s subterfuge could result in disaster for Langston and Markko.
  • Wednesday: The Pussycat Dolls rock Llanview High’s prom with a performance of “Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny).” Natalie and Jared realize the truth about Chloe is bound to come out. Nora questions Clint’s motives.
  • Thursday: Todd, Blair, Marty and Tea are at Powell’s mercy. John is desperate to get to Marty. Langston and Markko anticipate their big night.
  • Friday: Powell torments Todd, Tea, Blair and Marty. Jessica remembers more about the night she gave birth. Jessica and Brody steal a few moments together unaware of a looming threat.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

Thursday, May 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 11, 2009.


  • Monday: Michael is in dire straits. Spinelli promises Maxie he’ll come through for her. Luke is certain Tracy knows more than she’s saying.
  • Tuesday: Ric reminds Claudia that her fate rides on whether Michael lives or dies. Luke shares his suspicions about Tracy with Ethan. Maxie fears she’ll end up losing her job after all.
  • Wednesday: Patrick has distressing news for Carly. Luke and Ethan set out to rescue Holly. Spinelli uncovers the truth about Kate.
  • Thursday: Carly refuses to give up on Michael. Someone is keeping their eye on Luke, Ethan and Tracy. Ric backs Claudia into a corner.
  • Friday: Carly collapses in Jax’s arms. Jason confronts Claudia with the truth about Michaels’ shooting. Luke is surprised by a visit from Holly.

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

Thursday, May 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 11, 2009.


  • Monday: Zach demands answers from David. Aidan gets more than he bargained for when he tries to help Annie. Erica confronts Gayle with her suspicions.
  • Tuesday: Krystal is forced to come clean with Marissa. Zach unleashes his wrath on Adam and JR. Adam tells David what Krystal’s been hiding.
  • Wednesday: Zach threatens to kill Adam if anything happens to Ian. David tries to reach out to Marissa. Annie grows more and more unhinged.
  • Thursday: Tad is certain Adam had something to do with Dixie’s murder. Zach and Kendall fear the worst for their son. Opal has an ominous warning for Ryan.
  • Friday: Adam’s enemies want him to pay for his sins. Angie and Jake work to save Ian’s life. Annie makes her move.

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 6, 2009.


Zach correctly points out that David is reluctant to test Scott’s experimental heart valve on Ian because he doesn’t want to do anything that could potentially help Adam and Chandler Enterprises. After learning the reason why David is refusing to operate on Ian, Erica demands that Adam do whatever it takes to change David’s mind. Adam meets with David, who ends up agreeing to perform the surgery. Zach and Kendall give David the go ahead to operate on their son.

Brot shares what he found out with Jesse, Angie, Randi and Taylor, telling them that Frankie’s hands were crushed when his unit was attacked. Frankie’s family struggles to be patient as they wait for more news.

Amanda plans on running away and leaves Jake a goodbye note. In the end, however, Amanda can’t bring herself to leave Jake and returns home. Jake tells Amanda that he loves her.

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

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