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, June 14, 2009 11:52 PM ET | By Venus Stone

alt ( — In over his head…


Mack’s decision breaks a heart on Wednesday, June 17. On Thursday, June 18, Jana and Daniel are in more hot water when they are arrested, prompting Michael to once again come to their aid.

The Inside Story: Caught Red-Handed
After learning that Ashley has a new doctor ‘treating’ her, Victor decides that he should get to know exactly how good he is at his job. Ashley tells Victor that he’s a good doctor, however, Victor wants to meet with him anyways and feel him out. When Dr. Taylor arrives, he instantly becomes nervous when Victor starts questioning him. Olivia unexpectantly pays Victor and Ashley a visit while Dr. Taylor is there. She intstantly recognizes him and raves his praises to Victor; which pleases Dr. Taylor. With Olivia’s compliments on the doctor, Victor gives the okay that he can continue treating Ashley. In the meantime, as Victor and Ashley both bask in the joys of their ‘baby’ the start discussing baby names. As they are discussing names Victor discovers that Nick has left Phyllis. Victor immediately finds his son at the Genoa City Athletic Club and demands to know why he’s so willing to end his marriage to his wife. Nick tells Victor that he’s doing what he feels is right and that his place is with Sharon, even after Victor points out that his decision could make things hard on Summer not having both parents together. A defeated Victor heads back home to be with Ashley. In the meantime upstairs in his room, Adam is playing the spliced recording of Sabrina’s voice when player gets stuck. Unable to fix it Adam is unaware that both Ashley and Victor, who are downstairs, can hear the ‘voice of Sabrina’ over and over. Heading upstairs they pounce on Adam demanding what he’s doing. Adam quickly tries to get out of his mess by ‘assuring’ Ashley that he’s her friend and that he’d never do that to her. Victor, however, isn’t quick to bite the bait and tells Adam that he’s cutting his ties with him. Not wanting to lose Ashley’s confidence in him, he quickly lies and says that Estella was there at the ranch and that she must have been the one that ‘set him up’. Unable to prove that he is behind messing with Ashley, the couple give Adam the benefit; however, when they are out of earshot of Adam, Victor points out that if he finds out that Adam has in fact been messing with her, he’ll seriously regret it.

A Closer Look: The Real McCoy?
Nina, determined to get Katherine’s story out, begins by continuing her pursuit in finding out more about Cane. The minute Nina questions Cane’s past, he becomes skitterish and begs Katherine to block Nina’s prying. Unfortunately for Cane, Paul is already digging deep and hits pay-dirt when he discovers that Violoet Montgomery was never in Genoa City at the time of Cane’s birth. Once Nina learns of this informations she goes to Katherine and shares it. Katherine floors Nina when she tells her that she wants her to leave Cane alone and not dig any further into his past. Things get even more awkward when Jill shows up and goes off on Nina, telling her to mind her business regarding her son. Meanwhile Nina decides to take a different approach by dropping the word to Jill and Katherine that Phillip IV has been showing signs of Huntington’s disease and in order to truly determine that he has it, his father’s DNA must be tested. Unfortunately Jill is unable to contest Nina’s request to exhume his body, but points out that it was already done when they needed to prove the baby switch. A determined Nina calls upon the lab and learns that there are no records on file of Phillip’s DNA results. When she asks more questions as to who did the test, she learns that the doctor who did the testing has been fired.

What To Watch

  • Chloe finds Mac at Billy’s place
  • Rafe gets hit on by Adam
  • Mac says what Billy wants to hear

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Tammy Barr will join the show in ‘recreated’ flashbacks as a young Patti Williams beginning Thursday, July 2
  • Word was that actor Michael Corbett, who played the devious David Kimble for seven years, paid a visit on the set. When asked if he was in the works of making a return, a spokeperson for the soap pointed out that he was just visiting his friends.


  • Adam’s deceit puts Estella in further hot water
  • Sharon’s baby-daddy is revealed…
  • Cane stoops low to get Nina off his back
  • Daniel’s release on bail infuriates someone

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

Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of June 15 Edition

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( — While many fans are sure to be mourning the loss of Chad Michael Murray (ex-Lucas Scott) and Hilarie Burton (ex-Peyton Sawyer Scott), “One Tree Hill” is not about to let them go without a fight.

Best known for his roles on MyNetworkTV’s “Fashion House” and NBC’s “Lipstick Jungle,” Robert Buckley has signed on as a series regular beginning this fall when “Tree Hill” returns for its seventh season on the The CW.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Buckley will be portraying the role of Clayton – “a brash young sports agent who represents Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) and has become a close friend, ally, business partner and advisor to him while also enjoying the spoils that come from being a wealthy, handsome single guy.” Originally, the role of Clayton was meant for Brian Austin Green (ex-David Silver, “Beverly Hills, 90210″), but a deal could not be hashed out with the actor.

It is being reported that the show will once again jump ahead into the future to advance storylines, this time by one year. In addition to his work on “House” and “Jungle,” Buckley has also made guest appearances on “Ghost Whisper” and on the CW’s “Privileged.” In 2008, he starred in “Flirting with Forty” along-side soap vixen Heather Locklear (“Melrose Place” and “Dynasty”).

“One Tree Hill” airs Mondays at 9:00 ET/PT on The CW. Check local listings.

Flag Day Greetings

Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:03 AM ET | By Soap Opera Network

( — Have a safe and happy Flag Day holiday. 

On behalf on the staff and management of Soap Opera Network, we hope that all of our members and guests enjoy the Flag Day holiday and that you take time to honor our nation’s flag and remember those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.  It is because of their bravery that we are able to fly the stars and stripes high in the air and enjoy the many right and liberties that make us the United States of America.    Happy Flag Day!

ABC Previews Independence Day

Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:45 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — As America celebrates its independence next month with cookouts, fireworks, and family vacations, ABC Daytime isn’t letting the fact that the 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year keeping them from airing encore episodes of your favorite daytime dramas. 

On Friday, July 3, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas like “All My Children,” “General Hospital” or “One Life to Live,” the network has opted to air repeat episodes of the soaps. These episodes are said to be important moments in each soap’s current storylines.

  • “All My Children” Episode #10125 (original air date 5/15/09) — Adam’s a marked man as several Pine Valley residents want to see him pay for his sins. JR spirals out of control but Tad manages to stop him from making a terrible mistake and shooting his father. JR comes across a gun wielding Annie inside the mansion. Krystal encounters Tad after almost shooting Adam. Aidan frees himself from Annie’s restraints and heads to Adam’s. David is out for revenge and heads to the Chandler Mansion with a gun. Tad sees Zach inside the mansion, armed with a gun. Jake and Angie work valiantly to get Ian’s heart beating again and do so, but by the time they save him, Kendall and Zach believe their son is dead and have headed to the Chandlers for revenge. Unaware that Ian is still alive, Kendall wants vengeance for the child she thinks she’s lost and aims a gun at Adam. A mystery woman enters the Chandler Mansion. At the end of the day, Kendall, Zach, David and unknown others have guns pointed at Adam. A shot is fire and Adam falls to the floor, seemingly dead.


  • “One Life to Live” Episode #10394 ‘No One Said It Would Be This Hard’ (original air date 3/18/09) — Emotions run wild as Marty and Nora have it out over who is to blame for Matthew’s paralysis. Cole goes to Matthew for some kind of resolution or understanding. Neither of these things comes easily to any of them. Cole is handcuffed and led off to jail. Jack tells his father Todd to stop ending up in jail and come home and be a father. John gets Téa to admit she didn’t stab Lee Halpern and admits she did it to protect Todd. But she also states that she still believes Todd is innocent. John calls her on her feelings for Todd and she admits as much, to a point. Viki sends Todd the cavalry. Todd decides he wants custody of his kids back. Rex finds Bo praying and learns that Matthew is permanently paralyzed. Rex breaks down and tells Bo that Shane has leukemia. Brody learns the truth about Shane from Gigi and does all he can to help.


  • “General Hospital” Episode #11809 (original air date 5/18/09) — Michael wakes up to find Lulu at his side and wonders what’s happened to him. Unable to reach Carly because she’s turned her phones off, Lulu finally contacts Sonny with the good news about Michael. Sonny shares an emotional reunion with his son and sends Jason to let Carly know what’s going on. Michael questions why neither Sonny nor Carly were with him when he woke up, and he doesn’t remember the shooting. Carly races to Michael’s side and doesn’t pick up on the fact that he’s slightly cool towards her. Claudia worries that Michael will remember her confessing her guilt during the visits she paid him. Holly evades Luke’s questions about Ethan. Tracy sees red when she finds Holly with Luke. Ethan stuns Lulu when he tells her he might be her brother. Holly arrives on Patrick’s doorstep looking for a place to stay. Alexis grills Rebecca about the time she spent in Greece, still certain that she’s working with Helena. Rebecca gives Alexis two weeks to dig up any dirt on her, saying she’ll keep her hands off Nikolas during that period.

Original episodes of your favorite ABC soaps return Monday, July 6.

“All My Children,” “General Hospital,” and “One Life to Live” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

Discussion: ABC Previews Independence Day

Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:09 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — Amanda Setton, best known as badgirl Penelope Shafai in the primetime drama “Gossip Girl,” lands the contract role of ‘Summer’ on “One Life to Live.”

Setton, has also guest starred in episodes of “Sex and the City” and “All the World’s a Stage,” as well as the film “What Happens in Vegas.  In addition, she has also appeared in advertisments for ‘,’ a moblie gourmet shoppe for the tasty treat in New York City.  Setton will make her Llanview debut as Summer,(appropriately enough) in August, and will be close buds with no one’s favorite badgirl Stacy Morasco (Crystal Hunt).   

SON will continue to follow this story and bring you more details as they develop.

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

Discussion: ‘Gossip Girl’ Brings ‘Summer’ to Llanview

‘DAYS’ Snags a Major Return

Saturday, June 13, 2009 7:06 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — Crystal Chappell returns to “Days of Our Lives.”

On Thursday, June 11, TV Guide Magazine broke the news that Daytime Emmy Award winner Crystal Chappell has inked a deal to return to the daytime drama that put her on the map, NBC’s “Days of Our Lives.”

On “DAYS,” Chappell played popular heroine Dr. Carly Manning from June 1990 to October 1993. Carly enjoyed a major romance with former-widower Bo Brady (played by both Peter Reckell and Robert Kelker-Kelly), a not so happy marriage to Bo’s father Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston) and an unusual relationship with Lawrence Alamain (played by real life husband Michael Sabatino), the father of her son Nicholas Alamain. In 1993, former “DAYS” Head Writer James E. Reilly penned a storyline that found Chappell’s character buried alive by Lawrence’s disapproving and not quite sane aunt, Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel). The storyline was so popular and daring that “DAYS” ratings rose from a 4.6 to a phenomenol 6.4 in the matter of just several weeks. In a shocking move, just months after that story came into play, the NBC soap decided they no longer needed the actress and she was shown the door. Probably the most visually stunning actress on daytime television at the time, Chappell earned a 1993 Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Female Actress.

Chappell has enjoyed roles on ABC’s” All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and NBC’s “Santa Barbara,” but it was “DAYS” that made her a daytime superstar and CBS’ “Guiding Light” that gave the one-time underrated actress respect for her contribution to the craft of acting.

On “Guiding Light” Chappell has played anti-heroine Olivia Spencer Lewis since July 1999. The character has gone through a lot of the shows top men, but it’s the loss of her current romance with Natalia Rivera Aitoro (Jessica Leccia) that will break the hearts of a lot of “GL” fans. For her part, in her TV Guide Magazine interview with Michael Logan, Chappell reports that she was completely open to moving over to “GL’s” sister-soap “As the World Turns” to carry on the love-story but nobody who could have gotten it done showed any interest in getting it done.

The actress has earned four Emmy nominations for her work on “Guiding Light” – two for Lead Actress and two for Supporting Actress, Chappell took home the Supporting Actress trophy in 2002.

The 43-year old actress will bring Dr. Carly Manning back to Salem in October, one month after the current daytime drama she’s on, “GL,” goes off the air.

“Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. “Guiding Light” aires Weeksdays on CBS.Check local listings.

Discussion: ‘DAYS’ Snags a Major Return

  • Days of our Lives
  • Crystal Chappell
  • Guiding Light

    Saturday, June 13, 2009 2:44 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — SOAPnet launches a new feature called “More Life to Live,” giving fans of the soap “One Life to Live” the opportunity to view deleted scenes from recent episodes. 

    Sometimes the best scenes end up on the cutting room floor, never to be seen by again.  Fortunately for fans of “One Life to Live” that is no longer the case.  SOAPnet, the self-proclaimed network for soaps, has launched a new weekly online video clip highlighting selected scenes from previous week’s episodes which failed to make it to our television screens.  The videos are hosted by a member of the cast, include a snazzy new logo (at right), and a slightly revamped rendition of the “One Life to Live” theme music. 

    John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom) hosts the premiere edition of “More Life to Live,” which features three bonus scenes from episodes aired earlier this month.  Included are Starr and Cole discussing why she hasn’t signed the adoption papers, Michael and Marcie proclaiming their love for one another and discussing what baby Hope’s arrival will mean for their lives, and Stacy attempting to teach Rex how to dance. 

    To view the bonus scenes, click here.

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

    Discussion: SOAPnet Offers Fans ‘More Life to Live’

    OLTL Recap: Friday, June 12, 2009

    Friday, June 12, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, June 12, 2009.


    “Pomp & Circumstance”

    Marty takes the stand in Todd and Blair’s custody hearing. Marcie is affected by all the mentions of Hope she overhears and later tells Michael they need to talk.  Cole sees Michael with Hope at the diner.  Starr opens the door to find Marcie there with Hope in her arms.   

    Marty arrives at the school in the nick of time to see Cole graduate.  Cole is disappointed that he won’t get a real diploma until he passes summer school.  Asher approaches Cole on the docks. 

    Dorian’s blood boils when she can’t seem to escape being bombarded by happy couples, which only reminds her of how alone she really is. 

    Renee suggests that Viki and Charlie should have a double wedding with Clint and Nora.   

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Marcie’s actions take Starr by surprise. 
    • Dorian makes a fool of herself in public.
    • The judge in Todd and Blair’s custody case renders his ruling. 

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

    Friday, June 12, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, June 12, 2009.


    Liza’s anxious to get in touch with Jake after learning he and Amanda left on their honeymoon. Jake finally returns one of Liza’s many calls and assures her everything is going according to plan. Jake and Amanda head to the hospital in Barbados when she goes into labor unexpectedly. Amanda delivers a healthy baby boy and has Jake place him in her arms despite her earlier claim that she never wanted to see her child. Meanwhile, Marissa appeals to David to not try and snatch Amanda’s baby away from her once he tracks her down. Tad suspects Liza’s up to something.

    Jack presents the Slater’s with an option. Kendall is moved by Zach’s vehemence when he refuses to entertain the idea of her pleading guilty in order to get a lighter sentence. Kendall confronts Zach about the kiss they shared.

    Emma fakes being sick in order to go to the hospital in hopes of seeing Annie. Against Ryan’s wishes, Aidan arranges for Annie spend time with Emma. Annie tells Emma that she has a guardian angel who is going to fix everything.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Tad figures out what Liza’s really up to.
    • Amanda faces a difficult decision.
    • Krystal and Marissa fear what David will do next.

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

    Friday, June 12, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, June 12, 2009.


    Claudia’s vastly relieved when Kelly tells her the baby is still alive but cautions she needs to avoid stress. Claudia rips into Olivia when she finds her telling Sonny that it wouldn’t be that surprising if Ric were the baby’s father. Sonny tells Claudia to feel free to pack her bags and leave if she wants. Sonny, however, witnesses Claudia’s vulnerability when he overhears her privately voicing her love for her unborn baby.

    Michael’s homecoming doesn’t go smoothly. Kristina picks up Michael after he storms out on Carly but their impromptu joyride could end in disaster.

    A defensive Matt spurns Patrick and Robin when they try to reach out to him after his patient dies during surgery. Diane lets Matt, Robin and Patrick know that the family of Brianna Hughes is planning on suing Matt for malpractice.

    Lulu, Maxie and Spinelli discover what’s really going on with Kate.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Sonny has a change of heart towards Claudia.
    • Matt continues to push Robin and Patrick away.
    • Sam is in over her head when she takes on a new case.

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

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