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


Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 25, 2009.


Kendall challenges Zach to tell her he doesn’t love her. Kendall’s jealousy of Liza grows. Liza admits to Tad that she’s fallen hard for Zach. After leaving Tad’s, Liza shows up at Zach’s. Kendall whacks Liza over the head when she sees her impulsively kissing Zach.

The judge rules Annie competent to stand trial despite Ryan’s tirade against her. The judge, who’s in Adam’s pocket, warns Adam to keep Ryan in check or risk Annie going to prison. Annie warns Ryan that she’s going to take Emma away from him.

Amanda’s a wreck over Trevor’s disappearance and verbally assaults David. Jake covers for Amanda when David mentions she talked as though their baby was still alive.

Angie’s concerned by the results of JR’s blood tests.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Marissa confronts David over his manipulations.
  • Liza confesses her feelings to Zach.
  • Madison puts the screws to Frankie.

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

GH Recap: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 25, 2009.


Rebecca has no idea that Nikolas only has revenge on his mind when he convinces her he wants to them to pick up where they left off before he learned the truth.

Sam and Jason make love but are awkward afterwards, neither sure about what this means for them.

Claudia bonds with Morgan and she and Sonny appear to be on the road to becoming a real family. Sonny assures Claudia he’s through pursuing Olivia, which Dominic overhears and later tells her.

Devastated over Kiefer’s rejection, Kristina packs her bags with the intention of heading home.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Jason and Sam act on their feelings.
  • Nikolas shows his dark side.
  • Kristina confesses the truth to Michael.

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

New Role Cast on ‘AMC’

Photo: Steve Fenn/ABC

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 5:30 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — Baby Stuart’s biological mother has been cast on “All My Children.”

 The Pine Valley Bulletin is reporting that Sofia Black-D’Elia has been cast in the role of Bailey on ABC’s “All My Children.” The actress is a 17-year old model; her character, Bailey, is the biological mother of Liza Colby’s (Jamie Luner) son, Stuart. Ms. Colby may have to refocus her energy because according to “AMC” headwriter Charles Pratt, the young mother will come to Pine Valley with a strong desire to reclaim the child she gave birth to.

Look for Black-D’Elia to debut in the role of Bailey on Friday, October 2.


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

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  • Jamie Luner
  • Sofia Black-D’Elia

    Monday, August 24, 2009 11:16 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live’s” longest running cast member announces that she has signed a new contract with the show to keep Viki in Llanview for the foreseeable future.

    Erika Slezak has revealed the news to fans on her official website that “I am very happy to be remaining with ‘One Life to Live’ for the next few years – and am looking forward to good stories and lots of fun.”

    The actress, who joined “OLTL” on March 17, 1971, portrays the 41-year-old soap’s sole surviving original character Victoria ‘Viki’ Lord. The six time Daytime Emmy winner is the third actress to play the role, which was originated by Gillian Spencer in 1968 (Spencer left the show in 1970, and was replaced for six months by Joanne Dorian).

    Speculation spread like wildfire earlier this year that ABC and “One Life to Live” may be planning to put Viki out to pasture by letting Slezak go. However, the actress doused those rumors in her June fanclub newsletter by stating that the show was ready and willing to negotiate a new contract with her.

    While details of Slezak’s new contract are sketchy, longtime “OLTL” viewers can rest assured that Viki’s ‘Life’ will continue to go on in Llanview.

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

    Discussion: Erika Slezak Re-Ups with ‘One Life to Live’

    OLTL Recap: Monday, August 24, 2009

    Monday, August 24, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, August 24, 2009.


    “Everybody Loves Rayburn”

    Rex tells Blair everything he’s uncovered about Ross Rayburn.  Certain Ross holds the key to exposing Téa’s secret, Blair decides to head to Tahiti to track him down herself.  Téa stands up to Elijah’s threats but is clearly shaken after a phone call with Ross.  Todd returns home to find Téa with her suitcase packed. 

    Schuyler confesses to Gigi how he really feels about her.  Stacy plans on drugging a vulnerable Schuyler to get him into bed in her attempt to get pregnant and then pass the baby off as Rex’s. 
    Marty gains insight into her relationship with John while analyzing Todd during his court ordered therapy session. 

    Charlie suggests that Viki seriously consider running for Mayor.  Dorian flirts with Mayor Lowell.  

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Todd convinces Téa to stay.
    • John sets a trap.
    • Schuyler starts to fall into Stacy’s trap.

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

    Monday, August 24, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, August 24, 2009.


    Thinking David’s just keeping her at the hospital to keep an eye on her, Marissa calls JR to bust her out. David later finds JR and Marissa enjoying themselves at the Yacht Club and assumes JR’s been drinking. David makes a deal with Marissa, saying he’ll release her from the hospital if she agrees to stay with him at Wildwind. After leaving Scott to look after Marissa, a shaky JR heads to the hospital and promptly collapses.

    Ryan’s alarmed to find Jesse at Zach’s. While Kendall hides, Zach covers his tracks when it seems as though he’s nowhere to be found at first. Kendall secretly eavesdrops on Zach and Ryan’s argument.

    Ryan accuses Zach of trying to help take Emma away from him after witnessing Zach accepting Adam’s loan. Annie plays mind games with Scott, fully aware of his attraction to her. Ryan surprises Adam and Annie by showing up unexpectedly at her competency hearing.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Kendall doesn’t like what she sees.
    • Annie learns her fate.
    • Amanda blames herself for Trevor’s disappearance.

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

    Monday, August 24, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, August 24, 2009.


    While remembering their time in Hawaii, Sam and Jason are reminded of how good they were together. Jason catches Sam off guard when he suddenly kisses her.

    Jax figures out that Dominic is Olivia and Sonny’s son Dante. Jax can’t deny Olivia’s accusation that he’d be happy to see Dominic bring Sonny down. Carly’s surprised by Jax’s sudden acceptance of Dominic.

    Sonny explains to Claudia why he wants to try and make their marriage work. Claudia tells Sonny she wants to have a child with him.

    Elizabeth pushes Nikolas away when he kisses her but is left shaken by the experience. Nikolas later goes to Rebecca claiming he wants to forgive her but he clearly has something else on his mind.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Jason makes love with Sam.
    • Nikolas wants revenge on Rebecca.
    • Sonny resolves to make things work with Claudia.

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

    Monday, August 24, 2009 4:59 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Dan Gauthier will reprise the role as Kevin Buchanan on “One Life to Live” briefly this fall.
    From 2003-2006, Gauthier portrayed Viki and Clint’s eldest son Kevin (nicknamed ‘Kevin Eleven’ by the soap’s producers, to indicate the number of times the role has been recast over the years), before receiving his walking papers from the sudser.  However, he would briefly return for two episodes in August of 2007, in celebration of “One Life to Live’s” 10,000th episode.  

    No word yet on either Gauthier’s first airdate, or exactly how long he his stint will last.  It also remains to be seen if Kevin will be returning to Llanview alone, or if he will be bringing someone back with him. 

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

    Discussion: Dan Gauthier Brings Kevin Buchanan Back to ‘Life’

    Monday, August 24, 2009 4:43 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Veteran financial news correspondent Ted David to make a special appearance on “One Life to Live” next month as Llanview’s mayoral election kicks into high gear.

    For nearly 20 years, David could be found behind the CNBC anchor desk between 1989 and 2008. During his stint at The Consumer News and Business Channel, he could also be heard on CNBC radio and seen providing stock market updates on MSNBC and as a weekend anchor on WNBC-TV in New York City. Prior to joining CNBC, David was an anchor for ABC News Radio and most recently he was an anchor for “Business Week.” He currently does freelance work, most notably for Cablevision’s News12 Long Island and news radio station 1010 WINS.

    Ted David will make his “One Life to Live” debut in the coming weeks when he appears in Llanview as the moderator of a political debate between incumbent Mayor Stan Lowell and challenger (and past Mayor) Viki Banks.

    According to David Hinckley of the New York Daily News, the political commentator was asked to appear on the soap “after ‘OLTL’ executive producer Frank Valentini said he liked David’s work on CNBC.”

    David’s first airdate will be Tuesday, September 8th, and there are hints that he may show up again sometime before the November election.

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

    Discussion: Ted David Gets Involved in Llanview Politics

    Monnday, August 24, 2009 8:56 AM ET | By Venus Stone

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    Damian finds a way to use both Meg and Lily to his advantage. Vienna puts pressure on Henry to make a decision where James is concerned, Tuesday, August 25. Emily and Paul continue to grow closer. On Wednesday, August 26 Tom’s paranoia regarding Margon and Riley continues to grow.

    The Inside Story: Hidden Illness

    Alison, still upset about Bob and Kim, gets reassurance from Casey that he believes her. During that day, Casey heads to Tom and Margo’s and finds Kim and Bob there having lunch. Casey instantly asks Bob if there is something they should know regarding his health. Casey is soon chatised for suddenly questioning Bob. When Kim begins to feel weak, Bob rushes to get her to the hospital; but bows out of overseeing her case. Kim asks Bob if he’ll go out to pick up ice cream for her and he heads out. In the meantime, Casey spots Alison and Riley at Java. He lets on that he’s not comfortable with their sudden closeness, which upsets Alison into running off. She soon finds Bob in Old Town disoriented holding the carton of melted ice cream. When Alison puts her hand on him, he suddenly falls. After Bob is rushed to the hospital, Tom and Margo arrive and begin to accuse Alison of being the cause of his sickness. After some x-rays, it is discovered that there is a mass found on his brain that needs operating on. While Kim is upset, she is determined to be there by his side. Meanwhile, Riley tells Margo to stop pointing the finger at Alison since all she was doing was the right thing. He also points out that while Alison may have lied, Margo is not one flawless from keeping things from people herself. Tom overhears their conversation and questions what’s going on. Riley quickly tells him that they were only arguing about their treatment towards Alison. Tom later finds Casey and Alison together and he grumbles that he wants to know what Margo and Riley are hiding from him. Casey insists that there is nothing going on. When Tom leaves to see about Bob, Alison tells Casey that she can tell that he’s hiding somethng and that it’s best to just get it out in the open.

    A Closer Look: History Repeats Itself

    While on the Snyder Farm, Liberty forgets a bag of hers as she is heading out. Teri notices it and opens it and realizes what’s in the bag. When Liberty comes back to retrieve the bag, she doesn’t realize that Teri has seen what was in it. Teri leaves for Metro to look over the blueprints but she is not focusing on work. Craig seeing her distraction asks what is going on. Teri quickly tells Craig that she found Liberty’s positive pregnancy test. Liberty who is at the park with Parker, tries her best to talk to him about what’s going on with her. Craig shows up and assumes that Parker could be the one that got Liberty pregnant. Liberty leaves after seeing Craig watching them. After talking to Parker, Craig realizes that Parker and Liberty haven’t had sex in some time. Meanwhile, Liberty calls Tony to tell him that she’s pregnant with his baby. A livid Tony tells Liberty that she’s lying and that he’s not the father. When she returns home, she starts to fill sick and Janet deduces it as a cold. Teri, on the other hand, knows that Liberty is pregnant. Scared, Liberty insists her aunt keeps quiet about it, but Teri thinks that Craig can help her. They plan a trip to Chicago to give her the opportunity to weigh her options. When Liberty tells Janet she wants to head to Chicago to look at colleges, Janet tells her that because she’s not feeling well, she wants her to stay home.

    What To Watch

    • Audrey works hard to get what she wants
    • Mason pushes Noah to head to LA with him
    • Jack has his doubts about Holden’s accident

    As the World Turns News and Headlines

    • Steve Bassett returns as “Seth Snyder” on Thursday, August 27
    • Agim Kaba returns as “Aaron Snyder on Thursday, August 27
    • has undergone a redesign and has launched on August 1, 2009. Check out the site at:
    • An As The World Turns Fan Club Luncheon, Autograph and Photo Session will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2010 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (Between 45th & 46th St.), New York, NY. Please visit ATWT Fan Club Luncheon for more information.
    • Van Hansis (“Luke Snyder”) and Jake Silbermann (“Noah Mayer”) will attend their first European fan event in France beginning October 17 at Auditorium Jean-de-La-Fontaine 25, Avenue du General Sarrail. For more information please visit MGC Events for more detailed information.
    • Austin Peck and Julie Pinson will join other daytime stars as they set sail on Soap Cruise, The Third Voyage on Thursday, January 28 through Monday, February 1, 2010. Please visit Soap Cruise or call 1-888-381-4654 for more detailed information.
    • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of August 17, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.


    • Margo’s confession about Riley has Tom seeing red
    • Paul stuns Emily with his proposal
    • Damian continue to manipulate his way into Lily’ heart

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