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


OLTL Promo: Week of February 15 Edition

Thursday, February 18, 2010 2:02 AM ET | Scotty Gore

“One Life to Live” Weekly Promo – Week of February 15, 2010.

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

OLTL Settles into New Home

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Thursday, February 18, 2010 12:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” begins taping in their home.

The ABC soap may have just started taping in the recently vacated “All My Children” studios on Tuesday, but cast and crew are already feeling right at home in their new digs.

Several “One Life” stars have taken to Twitter to voice their excitement over the show’s move to a larger, upgraded studio. Kristen Alderon (Starr) has posted images of her new dressing room, and of the lobby of the building they now share with “The View.” Bree Williamson (Jessica) tweeted earlier this week that it was the “First day at the new studio!! I love everything so far!!! I am gonna post pictures of my new dressing room on Thursday [February 18]!!! Melissa Archer is my neighbour!!”

In addition, the cast was treated to a celebratory lunch on the set, complete with special guests Caroline and Dina Manzo from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” To view photos of the luncheon, click here.

And our good friends over at We Love Soaps has posted a podcast of their visit earlier this week to the new “One Life to Live” studios to talk with some of the show’s stars. Those interviewed include Florencia Lozano (Téa), Kelley Missal (Danielle), Gina Tognoni (Kelly), January LaVoy (Noelle), Farah Fath (Gigi), Kristen Alderson (Blair), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Brett Claywell (Kyle), and Executive Producer Frank Valentini. To view the video, which includes some spoilers pertaining to the soap’s upcoming musical, click here.

In other news…

Talent Agent Michael Bruno has posted on his website that two of his clients, David Cade and Billy Marquret, have screen tested for “One Life to Live.” Although it has not been confirmed with role either have auditioned for, it is speculated that they tried out for the role of “Glenn.”

Mark Lawson (Brody) had some harsh words for “One Life” concerning the firing of co-stat Daphnee Duplaix (Rachel), commenting on her Facebook page: “Shame on them. They have no clue. You will be sorely missed.”

And ABC Medianet has posted a few images from rapper Snoop Dogg‘s return to Llanview on February 24th. Click hereto check them out.

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

Popular ‘AMC’ Couple Set to Return

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:12 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew bring Mr. and Mrs. Slater back to “All My Children” for a short stint in April.

Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew will both be making a short-term return to “All My Children” this April. Minshew, who has played Kendall Hart Slater since 2002, will first air on Friday, April 9. Kaye, who played Zach Slater from spring 2004 until earlier this year, will first air on Tuesday, April 13. It appears that the return episodes will focus on business partners and notorious frenemies Kendall and back-from-the-dead Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) dealing with the fateful events that went down in the winter of 2009.

At “AMC” Exexutive Producer Julie Hanan Carruthers request, which included agreeing to flip the bill for Minshew’s husband Richie Herschenfeld and her new baby daughter Willow Lenora to join the new mother in Los Angeles, Minshew agreed to return for the short stint. The visit interrupts Minshew’s extended maternity leave which is expected to run through this spring. One of daytime’s hardest worked and hardest working actresses, the Emmy-nominated Minshew ironically nearly had her baby on the set of “AMC” last November. Little Willow arrived a month early, during the actresses’ last week of taping pre-maternity leave in New York City.

Speaking of Minshew, SOAPnet has put to rest (for the time being) recent rumors that the actress will tape her final scenes of “AMC” early this spring in New York City. The site reports that Minshew’s April return is a “precursor to her anticipated return following her maternity leave.” 

The actress tells SOD that co-star and good friend Kaye told her “If you go, I’ll go!” upon learning that she had agreed to the stint. The popular actor obviously kept to his word. Kaye opted to discontinue his relationship with “AMC” last fall correlating with the soaps production move to Los Angeles. Kaye’s partner, two-time Emmy winner Susan Haskell, currently stars on ABC’s “One Life to Live” which tapes in New York City. The couple shares two children.

Kaye and Minshew are not the only actors returning to “AMC” for short stints, Julia Barr and Cady McClain (who play Brooke English and Dixie Cooney, respectively) aside, Taylor Miller returns as Nina this spring as “AMC” celebrates the life and times of Palmer Cortlandt. James Mitchell, who played the lovable tycoon, died in January.

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

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    OLTL Recap: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, February 17, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY “Le Revenge”…

    Blair, Starr and Langston are inclined to forgive Dorian after hearing her story about Mitch’s threats but are mortified to learn how she manipulated Charlie. Dorian hires Eli to represent her and Charlie. Dorian apologizes to Charlie but he maintains he’s responsible for the tragic events. Mitch continues to taunt Dorian and Charlie even as he’s led off to prison.

    A frantic Kelly enlists David’s help to track down Adriana, fearing she could be in danger after having left the café with Emile. After pulling a fast one at the café, David and Kelly get their hands on Emile’s credit card receipt in their effort to find Adriana.

    Natalie encourages John to try and make things right with Marty. Brody questions Marty about the effects of electroshock therapy.

    A guilty Langston confesses to Blair that she kissed Ford again. Cristian warns Ford about getting involved with a student.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Kim learns of Stacy’s death.
    • Jessica recognizes Viki and Clint.
    • David and Kelly locate Adriana.

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

    AMC Recap: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, February 17, 2010.


    Jake refuses to let David get away with blackmailing Angie into resigning. Tad, Ryan and Jake come up with a plan to get even with David. To that end, Tad and Jake drag an unconscious David to an undisclosed location. Greenlee faces off with Erica at Fusion. Erica becomes incensed when Jack immediately jumps to Greenlee’s defense and tells him this is proof positive why they could never be together again.

    Greenlee insists to David she still wants to marry him but decides it would be better to have a private ceremony the next day with no guests. Ryan surprises Greenlee at Fusion and carries her away despite her protests.

    Pretending to be Annie, Colby calls Oak Haven claiming she fears she’s starting to have a breakdown. Annie starts to panic when Dr. Burke arrives at the mansion but does her best to cover her growing unease. Annie asks Scott to spend the night.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Ryan refuses to give up.
    • Jake refuses to allow David to blackmail Angie.
    • Annie admits to Scott she’s shaken by recent turn of events.

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

    GH Recap: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, February 17, 2010.


    Lucky and Nikolas manage to convince Elizabeth that it’s in her and her children’s best interests if she went to Shadybrook for treatment. After Steve gets Elizabeth settled in her room, Helena makes a surprise appearance. Luke and Lucky lament the parallels between Luke’s history with Laura and Stavros and Lucky’s situation with Elizabeth and Nikolas. Lucky vows to give Elizabeth all the support she needs.

    Agent Rayner informs Dante and Olivia that he’s going to force them to testify against Sonny. Michael and Morgan make separate appeals to Dante, asking him to try and help Sonny.

    Robin and Patrick are both affected by the news about Elizabeth and resolve to appreciate what they have.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Helena pushes Elizabeth further over the edge.
    • Carly takes matters into her own hands.
    • Jason warns Sonny he’s making a huge mistake.

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

    Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 4:13 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” star officially announces his retirement.

    Confirming what numerous internet publications, including Soap Opera Network, have been reporting for some time, ABC Daytime has announced through SOAPnet that David Canary, 71, is retiring from “All My Children” this March after giving audiences twenty-seven years of wonderful performances as Adam and Stuart Chandler.

    The talented actor had these parting words for his many disappointed fans: “My career on All My Children has given me more than words could ever convey both professionally and personally. I have cherished each and every moment. I would like to thank all the fans who have tuned in throughout the years. Their love and support has meant the world to me. I truly feel that I will leave the show in great hands. The viewers will be happy with how Adam departs the canvas and I know that leaving JR (Jacob Young) as head of the Chandler household will continue to provide the show with many great stories to come.”

    Although Canary will finish taping in March, expect to see Adam Chandler air through April of 2010. ABC is still keeping specific details of the exit mum, but it appears that SON’s initial speculation that Brooke’s return was designed to usher Adam’s exit is correct. SOAPnet tells the audience to “expect to see a scandalous end to his marriage with Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) and a reunion with an ex-wife.”

    In news that may ease some of the sting from the loss of this powerful actor and character for the soap and its many fans, Canary assures that “this is not the last you’ve seen of Adam Chandler. I will be back to check up on the Chandler Clan.” Before his scheduled departure, look for Canary to bring back the deceased Chandler brother, Stuart, for some poignant scenes this March.

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

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      Tuesday, February 17, 2010 11:33 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

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      ( — Sean Kanan has taken to his Twitter page to address rumors of his departure from CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.”

      On Friday, July 10, 2009, Sean Kanan’s “Deacon Sharpe” landed in Genoa City and “The Young and the Restless,” after being MIA from Beverly Hills and “The Bold and the Beautiful” for some time. His character got back into action with his favorite femme fatale Amber Moore (Adrienne Frantz), who is currently involved with Daniel Romalotti (Michael Graziadei). Recently, the character was hauled off to jail on charges of kidnapping. Since then, fans have been wondering when their favorite bad boy from the other side of the tracks would be returning to the soap. Kanan addresses those questions and answered a few more via multiple Tweets on his Twitter page.

      “There has been lots of rumor and speculation about my departure from Y/R so here is the truth straight from my me,” said Kanan. “I was always on reoccurring status. I was not fired and am sick of hearing that I was. I spoke the words that were given to me. The last script I received sent me off to jail. I am thankful for my time on the show and am actively working outside of daytime. I have not been contacted by Y/R regarding my return. It seems that I will also not be returning to B&B any time in the near future,” he continued. “Now you know as much as I do. I hope that we can put an end to the rumor factory. I profoundly appreciate your support.”

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

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        Duplaix Exits ‘One Life to Live’

        Photo: NBC

        Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

        ( — It now appears the Dapnee Duplaix’s exit from “One Life to Live” is already a done deal.

        In an update to a story SON first brought you yesterday, ABC Soaps in Depth is confirming that the actress has indeed been released from her contract by the soap.  And Duplaix herself posted the following message Tuesday on her Twitter page: “packing up and headed to Hollywood!!!!!!!!!! Woohoooooo”  A “OLTL” spokesperson had no comment, and no final airdate has yet been announced.

        Rumors of Duplaix’s departure from Llanview first broke Monday, when Daytime Confidential reported that a a source close to the actress, who portrays Rachel Gannon, was claiming that she has been fired from “One Life to Live.”

        Duplaix joined the “One Life” cast on April 7th, 2009, becoming the fourth actress to take on the role of Rachel, the only daughter of Nora Hanen and Hank Gannon.

        Prior to joining “OLTL,” she portrayed Valerie Davis on “Passions” from 2004-08, and was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for July 1997. She has also appeared in other of television shows and minor films.

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

        OLTL Recap: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

        Tuesday, February 16, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

        ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, February 16, 2010.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY “Come on In, the Water’s Frigid”…

        Schuyler breathes life back into Gigi just as Stacy sees them, along with Rex, Fish and the baby in the distance. In her attempt to reach the group, Stacy falls through the ice into the freezing water. Schuyler and Gigi leave to take Sierra Rose to the hospital while Rex and Fish work valiantly to try and rescue Stacy. Rex dives into the water when Stacy goes under but his efforts to save her are in vain.

        Viki unleashes her anger on Dorian, accusing her of complicity in Jessica’s shooting. Dorian comes clean with Viki but claims she had to act to save her girls from Mitch. Dorian fires Lowell but Viki makes it clear that doesn’t let her off the hook for all she’s done.

        Blair arrives at Cole and Starr’s to get Starr and Hope after Cassie’s warning.

        Meanwhile, Langston lets herself into Ford’s office without realizing he’s sleeping there. Ford and Langston end up in a steamy kiss before Langston gets summoned home.

        Dorian arrives to tell Blair, Starr and Langston everything.

        On the Next One Life to Live…

        • The Cramer girls are shocked to hear how Dorian used Charlie.
        • Kelly asks David to help her find Adriana.
        • Cristian advises Ford against getting involved with a student.

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

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