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

 

Llanview Casting Gossip: February 24 Edition

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:30 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” confirms two cast departures, a new character’s first airdate is changed, two new castings calls are issued, and the cast celebrates moving into their new studio, in this edition of Llanview Gossip.

As SON told you last week, Daphnee Duplaix (Rachel) has been fired by the soap, while Amanda Setton (Kim) has chosen not to sign a new contract. Now, both exits have been confirmed by “One Life to Live,” according to ABC Soaps in Depth. There are currently no plans to recast the role of stripper Kimberly Andrews; the role is being left open in case the actress chooses to reprise the character at some point in the future. Setton, who has decided to try her luck at landing a role in a new television pilot in Los Angeles, reportedly turned down an multi-year contract and a raise (she had had a short-term contract with the show). As for the character of Rachel Gannon, it is appearing less likely that she will recast either.

Although Kim may not be long for Llanview, look for her to catch up with Leah and Laudine, two of her pals from Vegas, in the coming weeks. While former Miss Teen USA and “All My Children” star Taylor Gildersleeve has been cast in the role of Leah, the name of the actress tapped to portray Laudine is unknown at this time. It had been earlier reported that Gildersleeve would first air on March 15th, however SON has learned that the ex-beauty queen will actually make her Llanview debut on Wednesday, March 10th. Look for the pole dancers to ask Kim how she can marry someone she doesn’t love.

“One Life to Live” is gearing up for its upcoming teen musical in May by releasing a few new casting calls. “Nate” is a high school junior and transfer student at Llanview High, who gets cast in the big school performance as “Rick” (rumored to be Cole). He also talks about wanting to meet “Michelle’s” (Danielle) father so he can understand what it’s like to have a psycho as a dad. “Jeff” (Matthew) picks up on the tension between the two teens and tells Nate that he will soon regret wanting to meet her father.

And “Zoey” is said to be a high-strung girl who is the head of the prom committee. She wants “Antonio” (Cristian) to be one of the chaperone’s and take a prom ticket.

Also ABC Soaps in Depth speculates that the recent casting call for “Time” (actually “Glenn”) may actually be a cover for a Zane (Kelly’s son) recast. However, that is only a RUMOR at this time.

Remember that, as with all “One Life to Live” casting calls, the names are changed to an attempt to throw off viewers.

Martin Samuel played the part of Emile Munroe, the man who picked up Adriana at a café in Paris last week.

Paul Rolfes reprised his recurring role of Dr. Gangemi on February 19th when Stacy’s baby Sierra Rose was brought to the hospital by Gigi and Schuyler.

Viki takes her (temporary) leave from Llanview beginning Friday, March 12th when she tells Charlie that she is going to London with Bree for a few weeks. The move corresponds with Erika Slezak‘s brief leave of absence from the show beginning late last month to have back surgery.

And SOAPnet has posted some pictures of a recent studio-warming party on “One Life to Live’s” new larger set. You can view them here.

From the Twitter files…

“OLTL” Music Director Paul Glass writes that “JAMES CARRINGTON “Ache” on today’s show [song in montage at the end of the episode]. Check out his myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jamescarrington. Tomorrow SNOOP!!”

Brandon Buddy (Cole) says “The new studio is great! Further from the casa, but no complaints here.”

Brett Claywell (Kyle) tweeted on February 21st “Another great week. Some good meetings, some good interviews, some good exercise and some good company. Loved watching the Olympics, go Bode, go Apolo, go USA hockey!! Gonna be another busy one, actually filming 3 days this week! Imagine that. ;)

Scott Clifton (Schuyler) writes “Yeah, I don’t think Schuyler Joplin would last on Survivor. (But then again, we know he’s good at forming alliances!)” and “My boss would kick your boss’s ass in an Awesomeness competition. I just thought I’d make that known.”

Terrell Tilford (Greg) tweeted on February 23rd that he “Is sitting in his dressing room, waiting to be called on-set to shoot his scenes…”

Bree Williamson (Jessica) tweeted “ My very sparse dressing room!! I am not sure who’s it used to be but I will investigate… http://yfrog.com/33yr5nlj

And Melissa Archer (Natalie) has posted some pictures of her new dressing room on her official Facebook page.

For more from the cast of “OLTL” be sure to check out the actors’ Twitter and Facebook pages.

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



OLTL Recap: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY “Downward Schuyler”…

Schuyler’s under the delusion that nothing has to change between him and Gigi but she soon disabuses him of this notion after unleashing her anger. Roxy encourages Rex to go to Gigi.

After learning that Téa has moved out, Blair resists Todd’s advances because she doesn’t want to fall back into old habits.

Fearing for Schuyler after finding the empty vial of oxytocin in his backpack, Rachel turns to Téa for legal advice. Téa admits to Rachel that Schuyler could be in serious trouble if he induced Stacy’s early labor and something happens to the baby.

Clint rips into Kim when he hears her verbally abusing Nigel but softens when she tells him that Stacy drowned to death.

Matthew and Danielle’s make out session starts to build to something more but Matthew makes her see that her reasons for wanting to have sex aren’t the right ones.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Snoop Dogg performs.
  • Shaun’s parents continue to give Rachel the cold shoulder.
  • Langston can’t stop thinking about Ford.

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




AMC Recap: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Annie suggests that Adam name her the new Editor-in-Chief at Tempo and he agrees to think about it. Annie’s surprised when Brooke arrives at the mansion.

Afraid he won’t be around for Little A’s upcoming sixth birthday, JR suggests they celebrate early. Little A thinks he needs a more grown up name now and everyone decides to start calling him AJ. JR asks Tad to always play a role in AJ’s life the same way he did for him when he was growing up. Tad catches JR when he collapses. Tad tells Adam he tracked down Sonia Reyes’ son, Miguel, who’s agreed to have his DNA sent from California to be tested.

Angie realizes that Frankie deliberately didn’t give her the message about the patient who could have been saved because he didn’t want to interrupt her time alone with Jesse. Frankie insists on taking full responsibility for the incident but Angie puts her foot down, saying she’ll handle it her way. Frustrated, Frankie slams his fist into a wall, reinjuring his hand.

Erica’s confident she has David right where she wants him when she orchestrates it so that he dismisses Gayle as meaning nothing to him while a hidden Gayle listens. Gayle wants to make David pay for what he’s done and Erica promises they’ll do just that. Erica lays it out for David, telling him she wants him to marry Greenlee, get her out of town and away from Fusion or else.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Annie feels threatened by Brooke’s return.
  • Ryan hopes Greenlee will eventually give them another chance.
  • Erica refuses to step aside at Fusion.

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




GH Recap: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Maxie grills Dante about his intentions towards Lulu as she doesn’t want to see her friend getting hurt down the road. Meanwhile, Tracy tries in vain to warn Lulu away from Dante, saying it’s inevitable that he’ll fall into Sonny’s habit of loving and then leaving whatever woman he’s with. Lulu and Dante end up in a kiss.

Alexis can’t help but be intrigued when Diane asks for her help on Sonny’s case.

Jason confronts Johnny after getting proof he’s responsible for hijacking Sonny’s latest shipment. Johnny tells Jason in no uncertain terms that he’s going to keep going after Sonny. Olivia and Johnny’s relationship remains uncertain when she states she wants nothing to do with any mob business. Johnny goes to see Anthony. Jason surprises Lucky when he advises him to deal with Johnny before someone ends up dead. Luke cautions Ethan to think long and hard before getting involved with Johnny’s business.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Sonny prepares for his day in court.
  • Jax pulls strings to make sure Sonny’s convicted.
  • Johnny refuses to back down.

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




Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 3:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Several “All My Children” stars show their material side.

If you look in the March 2010 issue of L.A. Magzine! don’t be surprised to see several “All My Children” stars modeling some of the seasons latest fashions. Last month, photographer David Drebin made himself at home at “AMC’s” new Los Angeles based studio and captured Susan Lucci (Erica Kane), Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery), Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe) and Denise Vasi (Randi Hubbard) doing their art in posed formation and in high fashion provided by the magazine. Lucci practicing a scene, Mathison preparing to romance a leading lady, Budig memorizing a script and Vasi waiting for her cue are among the posed photographs in this 8-page spread that is promoted as a celebration of “AMC’s” move west.

Correlating with the release of the issue, which should be on newsstands right now, is a welcome to Los Angeles event for the soap at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, March 3, Soap Nation will bring “AMC’s” Lucci, Mathison, Budig and Vasi to the center to autograph copies of the L.A. Magazine! issue they’re featured in. The event runs from 5:30 to 6:30 PM PST. The Beverly Center is located at 8500 Beverly Boulevard. The actors will be situated on the Grand Court on Level 6.

Follow this link to see behind the scenes footage of the actors during the L.A. Magazine! shoot.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “AMC” now also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.

 


  • All My Children
  • Rebecca Budig
  • Cameron Mathison
  • Susan Lucci
  • AMC
  • Denise Vasi
  • L.A. Magazine!


    Win a Walk-on Role on an ABC Soap

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    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 12:30 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Calling all ABC soap fans.  Here is your opportunity to help raise money for charity and receive a non-speaking role in of the network’s three daytime drama series. 

    The website charitybuzz.com is auctioning off walk-on roles on “All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and “General Hospital,”  along with other items as part of the 2010 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS online auction.  Each package includes the following:

  • A non-speaking role in (1) or more scenes
  • Preparation by show’s wardrobe department
  • Photo-ops
  • Autographed script signed by the cast
  • ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares 2010 Poster
  • Winners cannot be a member of SAG or AFTRA unions and must be 18 years of age, and must come make-up ready. Scene and placement and inclusion of taped scene in final edit for broadcast is at the discretion of show staff.  Package must fulfilled by Dec. 31, 2010.

    Be advised, however, that the bidding doesn’t come cheap.  The current bid for a walk-on role on “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” is $1,275.00, and $1,525.00 for “General Hospital.”  All bids must be submitted prior to 1:00 pm ET on March 3, 2010.  The bidding increases at $250.00 increments.

    However, if being in front of the camera isn’t for you, there are backstage passes up on the auction block as well.  Fans can bid for the chance to get an up close and pesonal look at a typical day at either the “AMC,” “OLTL,” or “GH” studios.  Included in this package are: 

    • A tour of the set, offices and greenroom
    • Photo-ops
    • Autographed script signed by the cast
    • ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares 2010 Poster

    Winner must be 18 years of age.  Set tour and backstage access not to exceed (4) hours and at the discretion of show staff.  Package must fulfilled by Dec. 31, 2010.

    Current bids on this item are $450.00 for “All My Children,” $525.00 for “One Life to Live,” and $825.00.  The bidding increases at $100.00 increments, and closes at 1:00 pm ET on March 3, 2010.

    Other packages up for bids include a chance to meet the stars of “The View,” VIP tickets to the 2010 Stage Coach Soap Nation fan event, guest co-hosting duties with Cameron Mathison at the 6th Annual ABC Daytime & SOAPnet Salute Broadway Cares in New York City, and VIP tickets to the show on March 21, 2010. 

    For more information or to place your bids, click here.

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



    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 12:25 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


    Photo: ABC

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC offers viewers a special glimpse of the new “General Hospital” opening credits on the soap’s official website. 

    As SON first told you earlier this month, “GH” is getting a new opening to correspond with the airing of the show’s 12,000th episode on Tuesday, February 23rd. 

    Look for the show to finally remove old (and mostly dead) characters from the opening sequence including the appearances of Justus Ward (M’fundo Morrison), Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), Ned Ashton (Wallace Kurth), Dillon Quartermaine (Scott Clifton), Lorenzo Alcazar (Ted King) and actor Greg Vaughan, who portrayed the role of Lucky Spencer until his dismissal upon the return of originator Jonathan Jackson in October 2009, and the removal of  the universally panned all-male final shot.

    You can view the new “General Hospital” opening credits here:

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




    OLTL Recap: Monday, February 22, 2010

    Monday, February 22, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, February 22, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY “Displeasures of Sierra’s Madre”…

    Schuyler knocks the wind out of Gigi when he announces he’s the father of Stacy’s baby as Sierra Rose is prepped for life-saving heart surgery. Gigi is further stunned when Schuyler admits he’s known the truth for several months and never told her. Rex has the difficult task of explaining the truth about the baby to Shane and later begins to open up to Bo about how he really feels. Shane wonders if Rex and Gigi will get back together.

    Kyle is dismayed over Fish’s reluctance to find out whether or not he’s Sierra Rose’s father because he believes the baby should be raised by a “normal couple” and not a gay man and his partner.

    Jessica doesn’t recognize Natalie as being her sister but does pretend to know Bree so as not to traumatize the little girl.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Gigi unleashes her anger on Schuyler.
    • Roxy pushes Rex toward Gigi.
    • Clint rips into Kim when she verbally assalts Nigel.

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




    Monday, February 22, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, February 22, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Adam comes upon a zombie-like Annie holding the tire iron and instinctively backs away, uncertain what to think. Scott’s arrival snaps Annie out of her trance. Scott later confronts Colby, who finally admits she’s responsible for the stunt but remains unremorseful. Adam reads Scott, Colby and Annie the riot act after hearing Colby admit her guilt while accusing Scott of still having a thing for Annie.

    Liza’s disheartened when Damon tells her that Bailey is staying at her parent’s house with Stuart permanently. Natalia arrests Damon in connection to the recent string of burglaries.

    Jesse convinces Angie they need some time alone and whisks her away to a room at the Yacht Club where they reconnect and make love. Not wanting to ruin his parent’s time together, Frankie fails to give Angie an urgent message which results in the death of a patient.

    Ryan eavesdrops as Greenlee pours her heart out to Jake and is deeply affected by what he hears. After telling her he’s going to back off, Ryan and Greenlee begin to enjoy being together without feeling any pressure. Greenlee’s touched when Ryan remembers her birthday and presents her with a cupcake.

    Adam tells Tad to speed up the search for Sonia Reyes.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • JR asks Tad to always look out for his son.
    • Frankie’s mistake has grave consequences.
    • Erica lays out her demands to David.

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




    GH Recap: Monday, February 22, 2010

    Monday, February 22, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, February 22, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Dante wonders if his luck has run out when Jason confronts him on the roof at the hospital. Jason explains to Dante and a protective Lulu that Sonny has issued the order that Dante is not to be touched. Jason warns Sonny that Dante is more dangerous to them now than ever. Sonny refuses to stop trying to form some kind of relationship with Dante, who rejects him once again. Olivia hotly defends the decision she made when she opted to lie to Sonny and not tell him about Dante when she first learned she was pregnant.

    Johnny slips away before Max and Milo discover he’s the person who hijacked Sonny’s shipment, thanks to Ethan’s interference. Luke becomes concerned when Ethan ends up on Johnny’s grateful side. Johnny shows up at Olivia’s and they make love.

    Maxie tries to give Lucky advice about Elizabeth. Nikolas asks Elizabeth if she’d be willing to take a paternity test sooner rather than later.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Johnny stands up to Jason.
    • Diane has an intriguing proposition for Alexis.
    • Tracy cautions Lulu about getting involved with Dante.

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










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