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, July 5, 2009 4:20 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

Lisa LoCicero ( – Just three months after bumping Megan Ward (Kate Howard) to recurring status, ABC’s “General Hospital” has upgraded Ward’s onscreen sister cousin, Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri), to contract status.

Since joining the cast of “General Hospital” in 2008, LoCicero’s Olivia has enjoyed a taudry affair with Johnny Zacchara (Brandon Barash) and a flirtation with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). Recently, it was revealed that Olivia’s son with Sonny, Dante, has come to Port Charles in the form of hired hitman Dominic (Dominic Zamprogna).

LoCicero got her start in the 1994 short-film “Murder Too Sweet.” She would later join the cast of ABC Daytime’s “Loving” as Jocelyn Roberts Brown, a character which she took to “Loving” spin-off “The City” in 1995. Upon that soaps cancellation in 1997, the actress began appearing in a number of high profile primetime dramas including NBC’s “Law & Order” and ABC’s “NYPD Blue.” From 2004 to 2007, she appeared as Maria Storm in the Comedy Central series “Reno 911.”

Fans of Megan Ward don’t fret, you can next see the actress on the soap on Wednesday, July 15, when Kate gives Maxie some financial assurance.

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

Discussion: Who Needs Kate? Lisa LoCicero Placed on Contract

  • General Hospital
  • GH
  • Megan Ward
  • Lisa LoCicero
  • Loving
  • The City
  • NYPD Blue
  • Law & Order
  • Reno 911

    Sunday, July 5, 2009 3:30 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

    Christian Alexander ( — If you thought you saw the last of Christian Alexander and his character Keifer Tate on ABC’s “General Hospital,” think again!

    Soap Opera Network has learned that Alexander has been bumped to recurring status and will return for a series of episodes in July beginning with the Tuesday, July 14 episode of the soap. In the episode, Michael (Drew Garrett) senses something is off with Keifer and tries to protect his sister, Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth), from harms way. Will he be too late? Tune in to find out!

    Christian Alexander has been making a name for himself since marking his television debut on the Nickelodean series “Zoey 101″ in 2006. Since then he has appeared in such programs as NBC’s “Medium” (2007), ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” (2008), ABC Family’s “Lincoln Height’s”(2008) and Disney Channel’s “The Suite Life on Deck” (2008). Come fall, look for Alexander to appear in the new ABC Primetime series “Eastwick,” which stars former “General Hospital” starlet Jaime Ray Newman (ex-Kristina Cassadine). He will portray a character by the name of Gus.

    Recently, Alexander starred in the film “Half Truth” along-side “GH’s” Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller). The film is a quirky coming-of-age indie film set in the rural south and centered around an insecure, teenaged outcast, Donell (James Earl), an enigmatic wonder-boy, Johnny (Alexander), and the intimate relationship they forge while on a madcap escape from their oppressive lives. The film was written and directed by Wade Gasque.

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

    Discussion: Who’s That Boy? ‘GH’s’ Christian Alexander

    • General Hospital
    • GH
    • Drew Garrett
    • Lexi Ainsworth
    • Christian Alexander
    • Carolyn Hennesy
    • Jaime Ray Newman
    • Zoey 101
    • Grey’s Anatomy
    • Medium
    • The Suite Life on Deck
    • Eastwick
    • Half Truth

      Y&R PreVuE: Week of July 6 Edition

      Sunday, July 5, 2009 1:18 AM ET | By Venus Stone

      alt ( — A return worth explaining…


      Heather gets the taste slapped out her mouth by a furious Phyllis, on Tuesday, July 7. That same day Nick decides to break the law. Phyllis decides to go to Sharon for a listening ear on Wednesday, July 8.

      The Inside Story: A Homecoming Unexplained
      After the shock of learning that Cane has lied to all about being Jill’s son, they are even further floored when the real Phillip enters very much alive and well. Katherine filled with shock and disbelief falls to the ground and is quickly rushed to the hospital. Olivia, who’s on call instantly takes charge and learns that Katherine has had a stroke. Meanwhile back at the Chancellor estate, everyone still wants answers from both Phillip and Cane. Phillip explains that at the time of his ‘accident’ he was not only an alcholic but also in a depressed/suicidal state; deciding to end it all by arranging to kill himself in the car. He goes on to tell all how he came upon Cane in Australia and made arrangements for him to pretend to be him. Billy, who has happened upon the revelation with Chloe, decks Cane. Cane soon admits to Billy and Chloe that he knew that Billy was always the father of Cordelia; stating that at the time of the paternity test, he used Phillip’s blood when making the determination of who the baby’s father was. Lily, along with Neil, is furious that Cane has been lying to her for years. Cane tries in vain to get Lily to understand that in all the times that he has been with her, he not once lied about his feelings for her. Unwilling to listen to anything he has to say, Lily snatches off her wedding ring and gives it to him, while Neil warns him to stay away from his daughter; or else. Once alone with Phillip, a furious Cane demands to know why Phillip suddenly decided to come back to Genoa City after all.

      A Closer Look: Demented and Dangerous
      Doing her best to keep her true identity underwraps, Mary Jane works hard at keeping her enemies in line. Mary Jane, arriving at the hospital, peeks in on a comatose Summer and sits by her bedside ‘talking’ to her on how everything will work out as she hopes. Victor, who is also at the hospital spots Mary Jane in his granddaughter’s room and instantly tells the woman to leave her alone. Back at her office, Heather, thanks to Mary Jane’s lies, works hard to figure out how she intentionally came in contact with peanuts. Victor, who is beginning to wonder about Mary Jane, heads over to her suite at the G.C.A.C. When he arrives he finds himself looking at a collage of photos of Jack, Sharon and Phyllis. The minute Mary Jane returns to her suite she is stunned to find him there and begins to question why he snuck into her room. Keeping his cool, Victor announces to her that he thinks that a trip out of town for a bit would do her some good.

      What To Watch

      • Sharon is plaqued by a guilty conscious
      • Someone may be on to Victor
      • Amber may not like her past coming back to life

      The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

      • “Ed Stanley will appear on the show as ‘Summer’s’ doctor on on Friday, July, 10
      • Steven Richard Harris will reprise his role as ‘Aidan’ the bartender that had a tryst with Jill. His airdates are Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July15. For more information on Steven Richard Harris, go to the latest news here on Soap Opera Network.
      • John Driscoll will appear as the long awaited ‘Phillip Chancellor IV’ on Thursday, July 16
      • Actress Vail Bloom, who plays legal eagle ‘Heather Stevens’ will make an appearance on the hit HBO series ‘Entorage’ Sunday, July 26.
      • Congratulations are in order for onscreen and offscreen married couple Thad Luckinbill, ‘JT Helstrom’ and Amelia Heinle, ‘Victoria Newman Helstrom’ who are expecting another addition into their family. Word is that the couple will be welcoming a baby girl this time around.
      • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on "Y&R" during the week of June 29 – July 3, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 13, 2009

      • Adam and Mary Jane join forces
      • Colleen comes back home and finds herself in close quarters
      • Nina’s son comes back home

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

      Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of July 6 Edition

      • The Young and the Restless
      • Y&R
      • CBS
      • John Driscoll
      • Jeanne Cooper
      • Thom Bierdz
      • Jess Walton
      • Spoilers

        Happy Independence Day from SON

        Saturday, July 4, 2009 12:00 AM ET| By Soap Opera Network

        ( — Happy Independence Day to one and all.

        On behalf on the staff and management of Soap Opera Network, we hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July.  Celebrate the day with cookouts, fireworks, and honoring the brave sacrifices made by our service men and women in order to protect the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States.

        Thank you for protecting our great nation, and ensuring that we remain the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Drive safely this Independence Day weekend, and be sure to wear your seat belt while on the road.  So have a great 4th of July holiday weekend and God Bless America!

        OLTL Recap: Friday, July 3, 2009

        Friday, July 3, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

        ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, July 3, 2009.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY (encore of 03/18/09 episode)…

        “No One Ever Said it Would Be This Hard”

        Emotions run wild between Nora and Marty. Nora at first unleashes an angry tirade at Marty, who takes responsibility for her mistakes. Nora, however, then admits she blames herself as well for the tragic situation they’re facing. Marty and Nora end up in a fierce embrace, each mother’s heart breaking for both their sons.

        Meanwhile, Cole visits Matthew and feels even worse when Matthew absolves him of any guilt. Cole wonders why Matthew doesn’t hate him but Matthew explains he could have made better choices himself. Cole is led off to jail.

        Jack pulls no punches with Todd, telling him to clean up his act and come home and be the father they all need.

        Téa admits to John that she didn’t stab Lee but also states she doesn’t think Todd did either. John calls Téa on her feelings for Todd and while not admitting the total truth, she doesn’t completely deny his accusation. Todd tells his new attorney he wants to fight for his kids.

        Gigi is grateful for Brody’s support.

        Bo and Rex are there for one another when they learn about each other’s kids.

        On the Next One Life to Live…

        • Blair is beyond angry when Téa shows up at her daughter’s wedding.
        • John makes a final plea to keep Cole out of jail.
        • Rex keeps Gigi in the dark about sleeping with her sister.

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

        Friday, July 3, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

        ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, July 3, 2009 (Repeat; Original Airdate: 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.

        Krystal encounters Tad after almost taking things with Adam into her hands.

        JR comes across a gun wielding Annie inside the mansion. Aidan frees himself from Annie’s restraints and heads to Adam’s.

        David is out for revenge.

        Tad sees Zach inside the mansion. Jake and Angie work valiantly to get Ian’s heart beating again. Unaware that Ian is still alive, Kendall wants vengeance for the child she thinks she’s lost.

        On the Next All My Children …

        • Erica tells Adam she can prove Annie’s guilty of murder.
        • Randi fears she’s done the unthinkable.
        • Kendall turns to Ryan for help with her latest plan.

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

        Friday, July 3, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

        ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, July 3, 2009.


        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 doesn’t remember the shooting. Michael has a brief memory of seeing Jax leading Carly out of his room before he woke up. 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. Alexis asks Rayner to do a background on Rebecca and he agrees under the condition that Alexis go out with him.

        On the Next General Hospital…

        • Sonny has a job for Jason and Johnny.
        • Carly makes an unexpected move.
        • Alexis is being set up for a fall.

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

        OLTL Teasers: Week of July 6 Edition

        Friday, July 3, 2009 3:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

        ( — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of July 6, 2009.

        ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

        • Monday: “Or 4ever Hold Your Peace” — Starr and Cole start their walk down the aisle, but are soon interrupted by John. Todd and Blair don’t like what’s happening.
        • Tuesday: “Can This Marriage Be Saved?”– Rex explains to Gigi his plan to expose Stacy and retrieve the missing stem cells. Gigi warns Rex that they must come clean to Shane first.
        • Wednesday: “You Can Go Home Again” — John and Cole discuss the finer points of his ‘community service.’ Starr and Cole reach a decision on their future.
        • Thursday: “Cocktails at Seven, Dinner at Eight” — Dorian’s hellish dinner party gets underway at La Boulaie. Markko gathers the nerve to stand up to his oppressive father.
        • Friday: “Aunt Misbehavin’”– Cristian is concerned by Kyle’s comments about Officer Oliver Fish. Cristian’s sudden return home places a damper on Fish and Layla’s evening of romance.

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



        • As The World Turns
        • ATWT
        • Forbes March

          Friday, July 3, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

          ( — Rules of entrapment.

          THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN [Revised]

          His doubts surfacing after an angry confrontation with Erica, on Monday, July 6, Adam agrees to go along with Kendall’s plan to get answers. Annie panics when Adam tells her he remembers exactly what happened the night Stuart died but she quickly pulls it together and refutes his claim that he saw her shoot Stuart. A deeply regretful Adam is relieved when he sees that Annie didn’t take her chance to cut and run. On Wednesday, July 8, Scott’s play for Marissa flops when a smitten JR arrives at the casino on a mission. Erica and Ryan’s mutual admiration of each other turns into a more than friendly kiss on Thursday, July 9. The duo’s fun afternoon ends with a mishap that leads to a bit of an awkward moment: Kendall finding her mother half-naked in Ryan’s penthouse on Friday, July 10! David takes notice of both Liza and Jake’s strange behavior when Stuart arrives at the hospital with a fever. Marissa offers to lend David a hand after he fills her in on his theory about baby Stuart on Monday, July 13. David gets a DNA sample from Stuart. Jack removes himself from Kendall’s case after she lets it slip that she, not Zach, ran Greenlee off the road. Zach blackmails Liza into representing Kendall. Ryan and Aidan conclude it’s time to put their attachments to Kendall and Annie, respectively, behind them. Annie gets Adam right where she wants him.

          The Inside Story: Murder She Wrote
          Randi tries to fight off North who won’t take no for an answer. North is rendered unconscious after Randi hits him with a bookend. The D.A. is relieved to find Madison standing over him after regaining consciousness but assistance is the last thing Mrs. North has in mind for her husband. Randi realizes she lost an earring in North’s room. Jesse finds Randi kneeling over North’s dead body on Monday, July 6. Zach heads to North’s D.C. hotel room after Madison cryptically informs him that he and Kendall don’t have to worry about her husband anymore. Determined to protect a very scared…and pregnant Randi from doing time, Jesse straps North into his car and pushes it off a cliff. Zach senses something’s amiss. Jesse pretends to be surprised when Randi attributes her nerves to being pregnant on Thursday, July 9. Zach, who suspects foul play, questions Randi who claims that she did not go to in D.C. Madison is shocked when Zach reveals that there was no sign of her husband in his D.C. hotel room. North and his car are found at the bottom of a ravine. Kendall wonders if Zach had any involvement in North’s death. Jesse’s trip to D.C. provides good news for Randi when a detective places Mrs. Hubbard’s missing earring into Jesse’s hands and informs the cop that the surveillance tapes from the hotel have vanished. Zach and Jesse suspect that each knows more than they’re saying on Friday, July 10. Alone, Madison watches the missing hotel surveillance tapes. Madison offers Zach her husband’s files on Kendall’s case. The widow tells a suspicious Zach that Randi killed her husband, and that Jesse was involved – and also claims to have destroyed the tapes of the crime.

          All My Children News and Headlines:

          AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 13, 2009

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

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          • Susan Lucci
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