How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

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OLTL Recap: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

John and Natalie work together to prove that Hannah is on the run with Cole. Cole considers whether to drop his search for Starr and return to Llanview before the cops find him.

Cole runs into Cristian who has stopped with Layla at the motel on their way to Silver Spring. Layla receives a phone call from Ford seeking information about the search for Hannah. Hannah tells Cole that the cops are after her, not him, because she is believed to be Ford’s attacker. Ford tells a mysterious caller that he did as he was told and pointed suspicion at Hannah.

Bull holds Nate hostage in the cabana. Todd promises Dani her that he’ll make sure Nate is all right. Todd receives a call from Bull, who drops the bomb that the price for Nate’s release has shot upward to $500,000. Todd bumps into Blair at the pool before going to confront Bull at the cabana.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Kelly gets in Todd’s way.
  • Bo and Nora return home.
  • Matthew and David go into panic mode.

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




GH Recap: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Both Sam and Spinelli have competing plans to welcome Jason home. Franco returns to Port Charles and comes looking for Jason at Harbor View Towers dressed as a homeless man. Jason is released into Dante’s custody and Claire orchestrates a press conference to draw Franco out.

Luke comes up with an errand for Ethan to perform Friday night. Ethan agrees, unaware his father is saving his life.

Hoping to make Tracy miss him, Luke packs his bag for a trip. The Spencer children give their dad a loving send-off only to find out from a livid Tracy that he has stolen $10M from her.

Steve lifts Patrick’s suspension so he can perform Shirley’s surgery.

Maxie meets up with Matt and finds she is reluctant to give him up.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Dante becomes suspicious of a homeless man.
  • Sonny reviews the car bomb plans.
  • Patrick and Lisa perform surgery.

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




Wednesday, June 30, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Both Caleb and Erica are in shock over Palmer’s plans for them. Palmer’s will also asks for Caleb to change his last name to Cortdlandt and host a party with Erica to introduce himself to everyone. Neither of them wants to go through with this but Opal insists. Caleb also learns Palmer bought Wildwind and wants him to live there. Erica wants to set a wedding date with Jackson ASAP.

When Krystal gives Marissa some advice regarding JR she accuses Krystal of never being there for her. While talking to JR, Tad senses that JR loves his wife but his actions say otherwise. In an effort to prove herself to the family and to the man she loves, Annie wants to make a donation to the hospital on behalf of the Chandler family for Palmer. Unfortunately for Annie, JR beats her to it and donates the check first.

When David and Greenlee go back to Wildwind they discover from Jesse that Palmer had purchased the house and wants him out. The pair head to a hotel and Greenlee’s okay with the fact David got a room with only one bed. David and Greenlee make love.

Jesse believes Angie’s recent health problems are stressed related and lead back to David. Jesse asks Tad for help in finding the missing airplane mechanic that could possibly incriminate David.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Amanda finds Damon’s incriminating photos.
  • Colby has good news about her future.
  • Madison and Ryan grow closer.

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




My View of Llanview: June 30 Edition

Photo: Errol Lewis/SON

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Llanview experiences an infestation of the teenage variety.

Summer tends to bring carefree days, refreshing dips in the pool, and golden brown tans. However, it also tends to bring out the worst in daytime dramas, particularly “One Life to Live.” It may not even be the 4th of July yet, but Llanivew has been plagued with something far worse than locusts, boll weevils, and mosquitos combined. That’s right…a plethora of new one-dimensional cardboard teenage cast members whose characters are unrelated from pretty much any recognizable veteran character currently on the canvas.

First it was the Starr X’d Lovers musical back in May which, by the way, was hideous in its own right, but what’s happening now makes that look like Emmy Award winning material. It’s times like this that I find myself longing for the days when Dena Higley was the Head Writer. It’s just that bad. I’ve seen better writing and acting on “Saved By the Bell,” “Gilligan’s Island,” and “My Mother the Car.”

It’s amazing that, in just the past few months, we have been introduced to more new teen characters than one can shake a stick at (which is a lot by the way). We’ve already been subjected to the likes of James, Nate, Hannah, Darren, Whitney, and Karen the Pizza Girl, alongside the overexposed characters of Starr, Cole, Dani, Destiny, Langston, and Matthew. And let’s not forget about Markko and Ford.

Do I give a damn about Starr and James going on the run together? Hell no. Do I enjoy watching Nate and Dani getting all cozy? Of course not. Do I even care that Langston is torn over her relationship with Ford? No….I haven’t cared for her since she broke Markko’s heart. And, judging by the ratings, a lot of other “OLTL” viewers are feeling the same way.

You know, I just might actually become invested in some of these new teens if they were somewhat connected to “legacy” families on the show. But, as we all know, that is not going to happen. Instead the canvas is flooded with these no-talent hacks, while the writers try to appease the older, long-time viewers by throwing them crumbs with regards to veteran characters like Viki, Dorian, Clint, Bo, and Nora.

Calling this show in its current state a travesty is putting it mildy. It takes great talent to run a show into the ground, and for that Brian Frons deserves a great deal of credit. And judging by the current status of the entire ABC Daytime line-up, he must be damn good at his job. The worse things get, the more promotions and raises he receives. Talk about rewarding failure. Frons would fit in perfectly at BP or one of those big Wall Street corporations like AIG or Goldman Sachs.

On a separate note, surely I am not the only person who finds it ironic that “OLTL” won a Daytime Emmy for best casting, yet lost out in the only three categories in which any of the show’s actors were nominated. Way to go “One Life.” 0-3 and still going strong. Not.

Moving on, that’s all I’m going to say about the sorry state of “One Life to Live.” I’m just too disgusted and pissed off at it at the moment to continue talking about the show.   Again, it’s just that bad. 

Congratulations, by the way, to “Chris,” who correctly identified last time’s mystery “OLTL” guest star, which was the late, great legendary “Match Game” host Gene Rayburn, who played corrupt congressman Quentin Fraizer, a politican who was under the thumb of none other than the infamous Asa Buchanan.

In case you missed the clues, here they are: Throughout the 1970′s this man helped “Match” ordinary people up with celebrities, but by 1982, he tackled a far different role when he came to Llanview to play a public official that was in the back pocket of the pariarch of one of the town’s most powerful families.

Now it’s time to play another round of “Llanview, Who Am I?,” a new feature where you have to use the clues to figure out the identity of a mystery celebrity guest star from “OLTL’s” past. See if you can figure it out. Good luck!!!

This “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” star whose “World” was left unhappy, agreed to a short stint as a man of the cloth in Llanview in 1996. A few years later he played dad to Charles Shaughnessy’s “Nanny” character.

So who is this mystery celebrity from the past? I’ll have the answer in the July 15th edition of My View of Llanview. And don’t forget to check out my Twitter page for all the latest OLTL news and information at SON.

Now, before I wrap up this column, I’m going to look into my crystal ball and give you a quick sneak peek at a few things coming up a few weeks down the road. These are for the week of July 19th. A scorned lover catches her adversary in the sack with her old ‘boy toy.’ A husband and wife are in need of a little R&R. One woman holds the fate of another in her hands. A certain young man decides to get tested after learning of the ‘history’ of a recent fling. Two sisters end up in the ER thanks to some rancid muffins. And someone is drugged.

Well that’s concludes yet another edition of the column. Have a happy and safe July 4th holiday weekend and don’t forget to save me a seat at all those family cookouts this summer. Stay cool and take care.

And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…

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

  • One Life to Live
  • Starr
  • Langston
  • James
  • Cole
  • Hannah
  • Markko
  • Nate
  • Dani
  • Matthew
  • Karen
  • Whitney
  • Destiny
  • Brian Frons
  • ABC Daytime
  • Daytime Emmy Awards
  • Viki
  • Dorian
  • Clint
  • Bo
  • Nora


    OLTL Recap: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 28, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Dani tells Todd the whole story about the money she found with Nate. Starr and James crash the stolen car and realize that their collateral for Bull has been wrecked.

    Gigi reveals to Viki that she wants to go to LU.

    Kelly try’s to find out who Bennett Thompson is and what he has to do with her mother’s death. Rex helps Kelly work on the mystery of her mother’s murder.

    Dorian tries to have a heart-to-heart with Langston about Ford.

    Langston and Ford have a heated discussion over the phone.

    Bree puts Brody and Jessica on the spot with her declaration that she wants him to be her daddy.  

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Ford calls Layla to ask about Hannah.
    • Todd makes a promise to Dani.
    • Cristian encounters Cole.

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




    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Concerned he may be sent back to prison if Jason runs, Michael and Dante talk through their recent experience with the law.

    Lulu returns to reconcile with Dante and the couple has make-up sex.

    Maxie confides in Lucky that she is frightened Franco is back.

    Max and Milo prep the car bomb to explode Friday evening to kill Johnny. Luke entices Ethan with a trip Monte Carlo, but Ethan refuses so he can join a Friday evening meeting with Johnny. Luke asks Lucky to help get Ethan away from Johnny. As an alibi and to protect his children, Sonny asks Alexis to arrange a family dinner with Kristina and Michael for Friday night.

    Patrick pulls back from a kiss with Lisa and she kicks him out of her apartment.

    Steve and Epiphany break bad news to Liz that Shirley’s cancer has spread to her brain.

    Maya invites herself over to break things off with Ethan.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • James Franco returns to “General Hospital.”
    • Will Luke be able to protect his son?
    • Steve lifts Patrick’s suspension at the hospital.

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




    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    JR tells Annie that their sexual relationship will never happen again and he only turned to her because he was in a bad place.

    Bianca tells her mother she is going back to Europe unless there is a wedding to stick around for. At the reading of Palmer’s will, Erica tells Jackson she wants to get married as soon as possible.

    Annie and Scott defend themselves to JR on why they are attending the reading of Palmer’s will. Jackson reads Palmer’s will to the family. Erica and Palmers nephew Caleb Cooney are named partners of Cortdlandt Electronics and its subsidiaries.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • David is thrown out of Wildwind.
    • JR beats Annie to the punch.
    • Opal insists Erica and Caleb honor Palmers wishes.

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




    OLTL Teasers: Week of June 28 Edition

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 2:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore


    Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of June 28, 2010.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

    • Monday: Title Not Available — Natalie and John start working together at the LPD.  Wanting his money back, Bull holds Nate hostage.  Dani surprises Todd when she asks for his help.  Bree wants Brody to be her new daddy.  Dani gives Matthew the brush off.  The cops close in on Hannah.
    • Tuesday: Title Not Available – Dani confesses all to Todd.  Gigi tells Viki she wants to go to college.  James and Starr crash the car they were going to give to Bull.  Kelly hires Rex to track down Bennett Thompson.  Langston and Ford have a heated phone conversation.  Dorian attempts to have a mother-daughter chat with Langston.
    • Wednesday: Title Not Available – Todd takes charges and pledges his help to Dani.  Hannah comes clean to Cole.  Ford gets another cryptic phone call.  Bull raises the price of Nate’s release.  Cristian bumps into Cole on his and Layla’s way to Maryland.  Todd runs into Blair. 
    • Thursday: Title Not Available – James lures Starr into a hot, juicy kiss. Téa collapses while home alone.  Bo and Nora find David and Matthew with a hooker.  Kelly confronts Todd about their recent kiss.  Blair admits to Dorian that she’s falling hard for Eli.  Bull takes off with Nate before Todd can rescue him.  
    • Friday: Title Not Available – Jessica tells Brody about her prom night encounter with Ford.  Hannah is placed under arrest.  David, Dorian, Langston, and Ford run into one another at Llanview’s 4th of July celebration.  Hannah maintains her innocence with regards to the attack on Marty.  Ford’s real attack reveals himself.  Dani hides out as Todd meets up with Bull. 

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


     



    OLTL Recap: Monday, June 28, 2010

    Monday, June 28, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, June 28, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    James makes arrangements to meet Bull and turn over the stolen car as payment for his debt. Bull holds Nate hostage and demands that Dani retrieve the money from the bag they found. Nate asks Dani to get the cashier’s check back from his mother and Dani asks Todd for help.

    Cops come in search of Hannah but she tells Cole the cops want to bust him for jumping bail. Cole considers giving himself up but Hannah has another plan. Matthew wants to tell Dani that he ratted Nate out to Bull, but Dani blows him off.

    Natalie passes her forensics technician’s test and starts working for John. He asks her to analyze the threads found at the scene of the crime against Marty.

    Bree announces that she wants Brody to be her father.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Dani comes clean with Todd. 
    • Kelly hires Rex to locate Bennett Thompson.
    • Langston and Ford have a confrontation.

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




    Monday, June 28, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, June 28, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Jason demands a gun to protect himself from Franco. Dante refuses for fear it will enable him to run and emphasizes that Jason’s role is merely to lure Franco, not apprehend or kill him. Sonny asks Jason to promise to return to prison.

    Luke reminds Sonny that he lost his first wife Lilly in a car bomb meant for him planted by Lily’s father. Luke tells Sonny that payback will only come to hurt his family. Olivia calls Kristina and Johnny out on their charade relationship and Olivia alleges that Johnny loves his vendetta more than he loves her.

    Patrick follows Lisa up to her apartment and they share a hungry, passionate kiss.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Will Dante and Lulu get a chance to have make-up sex?
    • Steve and Epiphany break bad news to Elizabeth.
    • Luke tries to get Ethan to stay away from Johnny.

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










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