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



So you are considered one of daytime’s most popular stars thanks to roles on “Guiding Light” and “One Life to Live,” but what happens when your real life is more of a soap opera than the reel-life you had on one? Crystal Hunt knows what it’s really like as the actress got engaged to Dr. Philippe Spiess – a cancer surgeon on Christmas Eve, 2008. So what could possibly have gone wrong? More than you could imagine.


Friday, June 11, 2010 at 9:48 PM ET by Errol Lewis

Photo: CBS

( — CBS has announced the first group of presenters for "The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," which includes Emmy Award nominees Rachael Ray ("The Rachael Ray Show"), Zack Conroy ("The Bold and the Beautiful"), Jonathan Jackson ("General Hospital") and from "The Doctors," Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Drew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears and Dr. Lisa Masterson.

"All My Children's" Rebecca Budig, Susan Lucci and Cameron Mathison will also serve as presenters along with "General Hospital's" Kelly Monaco and "One Life to Live's" Michael Easton and Trevor St. John. Joining them from "Days of our Lives" are Louise Sorel and Peter Reckell and Sharon Case and Joshua Morrow "The Young and the Restless," Kimberly Matula and Ronn Moss from "The Bold and the Beautiful," and Jon Hensley and Kelley Menighan Hensley from "As The World Turns." Non-soap presenters includes Chris Massey ("Zoey 101"), Kyle Massey ("Cory in the House") and Montel Williams ("The Montel Williams Show").

Associated Television International (ATI) is producing this years telecast with ATI President David McKenzie serving as Executive Producer.

"The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will be broadcast live from the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel on Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 9:00-11:00 PM ET on CBS.

  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • All My Children
  • Rebecca Budig
  • Michael Easton
  • One Life to Live
  • Cameron Mathison
  • Susan Lucci
  • The Young and the Restless
  • Days of our Lives
  • The Rachael Ray Show
  • General Hospital
  • As The World Turns
  • Ronn Moss
  • Sharon Case
  • Zack Conroy
  • Kimberly Matula
  • Peter Reckell
  • Louise Sorel
  • Joshua Morrow
  • Zoey 101
  • Kelly Monaco
  • Jonathan Jackson
  • Trevor St. John
  • Dr. Lisa Masterson
  • The Doctors
  • Rachael Ray
  • Dr. Travis Stork
  • Dr. Drew Ordon
  • Dr. Jim Sears
  • Jon Hensley
  • Kelley Menighan Hensley
  • Chris Massey
  • Kyle Massey
  • Montel Williams
  • Cory in the House
  • The Montel Williams Show
  • The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

    Friday, June 11, 2010 at 7:49 PM ET by Errol Lewis

    Photo: Soap Opera Network

    ( — So you have a question about your favorite soap and you have no clue how to get the answers you're looking for? Introducing Soap Opera Network's newest column, Ask & Answer – where you ask the questions and we get the answers. Ask & Answer will be posted every Friday evening exclusively on

    In this weeks inaugural edition, we answer questions relating to Vanessa Marcil's return to "General Hospital," who is the writer behind the new original series "What If…," provide you with dates you can catch David Hasselhoff back on "The Young and the Restless" and much, much more.

    I know David Hasselhoff is returning to "The Young and the Restless" starting next week, but how long is he on for?
    According to a "Y&R" representative, Hasselhoff will air from Tuesday, June 15 through Friday, June 18 and then again on Monday, June 21, making his return to the show a total of five episodes in length. Hasselhoff's character, Dr. William 'Snapper' Foster, Jr., is back to care of his ailing mother, Liz Foster, played by actress Juliana McCarthy. The actress also returns starting June 15.

    Vanessa Marcil is returning to "General Hospital" in August as Brenda Barrett, but for how long will she be on the show this time around?
    While the rumor is that Vanessa had signed a one-year contract with "GH," it is the policy of all soaps to not comment on actor contracts.

    Where's your Kelly Monaco interview? I've been waiting forever to read it!
    Due to technical problems beyond our control, we were unable to post our  interview with Kelly [Sam McCall, "General Hospital"] and others in a time frame we would have liked. However, things are now back in order. We will have Kelly Monaco's interview posted on Tuesday, June 15. In fact, we'll also have Bradford Anderson's [Damian Spinelli, "General Hospital"] interview posted on Wednesday, June 16 as well. How's that for making up for lost time?

    Do you know when the Johnny and Brook Lynn stuff starts…I mean really starts?
    Unfortunately, we are unable to provide spoiler information beyond our full-length PreVUE's and Alerts that we post each week. We can say, however, that you should continue to watch "General Hospital" for hints on what's happening with the two characters.

    Can you tell me who is behind the writing for "What If…," the new series that brings Erica Kane and Sonny Corinthos and others together? I'm really excited to see my favorite characters come together.
    Her name is Sara Saedi, who is a former programming executive at "General Hospital." The 10 webisodes, which are 4-6 minutes long and will air in cut-down versions on both ABC and SOAPnet, debuts on and in mid-July according to ABC. We'll have quotes from the actors on our site in the coming weeks.

    So I was reading your message boards and I came across a post where it said you guys are taking on a "new direction, new attitude." What does that even mean?
    Essentially, for the 8 1/2 years that Soap Opera Network has been online, we have been posting news and previews on the website relating to what's happening on your favorite soaps, which could be considered "fluff" pieces. Meanwhile, people are angry with their shows, and while the soaps themselves are trying to keep their audiences, they are getting canceled left and right. Instead of pretending things are "business as usual," we have collaboratively decided to take a closer look at the soaps and what they are doing right and what they are doing wrong. We will be looking at non-soap media and questioning their perceptions on our soaps, we'll look at the financial stakes involved in the soap business and we'll be touching on topics that may or may not please certain audiences, including discussing matters such as homosexuality and  physical and mental abuse.

    How do I send in my questions?
    With the new wave in internet browsing thanks to Social Networks Facebook and Twitter, you are now able to ask us your pertinent questions in several ways, but the best and easiest is also the most traditional. Send us an email to and you might find your answer in next weeks edition.

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    Until Next time…

    • The Young and the Restless
    • General Hospital
    • Bradford Anderson
    • Vanessa Marcil
    • Kelly Monaco
    • David Hasselhoff

      OLTL Recap: Friday, June 11, 2010

      Friday, June 11, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap - Friday, June 11, 2010.


      Markko is thrown by Langston’s confession. Knowing Langston’s lying to save Markko John decides to release both teens from custody. John visits Ford and asks if he knows who assaulted him.

      Kelly hires Jessica at the newspaper.

      James explains to Ford that he was the victim of an attempted murder. James gets nervous when he sees an imposing man at the hospital circulating his picture and runs off.

      Téa is disappointed to learn that there has been little change in the size of her tumor. Todd sneaks into Greg’s office where he gets his hands on Téa’s medical file.

      Charlie and Dorian want to know why half-clad David has his hands all over Viki. David presses Dorian about her inappropriate behavior with Charlie. Viki hires David to work for her.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Todd races to Téa’s side.
      • James carjacks Starr and Hope.
      • Dani and Nate come into some money.

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

      Friday, June 11, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

      ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, June 11, 2010.


      Jason finds out that Carter showers at a regular hour and plans his attack. Michael tries to convince Jason not to retaliate. Jason and Carter have a stand off at the showers and Jason stabs him in the stomach. As Carter crumples to the floor dying, he tells Jason, “Franco says hi.” Dante receives a photo from Franco.

      Lulu establishes some ground rules for Brooks interaction with Dante. Johnny refuses to get involved with Carly because of her ties to Sonny.

      Sonny remains on the defensive about Kristina’s abuse allegations. Kristina asks Johnny to help her enact revenge on Sonny by pretending they are a couple.

      Luke says he wants to marry Tracy for real but she is furious. Lucky arrives on the Cassadine premises pretending to be a jobless drifter and Nikolas recognizes him.

      Patrick interrupts Steve and Lisa’s date, pulling in Carly to make Lisa jealous.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Will Jason be punished for murder?
      • Kristina asks Johnny to help in her plan against Sonny.
      • Lucky locks Nikolas in Helena’s dungeon.

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

      Friday, June 11, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

      ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, June 11, 2010.


      Liza tells Damon what Tad did to her all those years ago (slept with her mom) and doesn’t want him hurting Colby the same way. Tad admits to Colby that he wants the same happiness as Jake and says he has feelings for Liza. Sexual tension is high between Tad and Liza and they kiss. They agree to give things a shot.

      Greenlee tells Ryan that she knows where Erica is but won’t give any further details. Krystal and Jackson head to West Virginia to find Erica.

      Angie recovers from collapsing and reassures Jesse that she’ll be fine.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Damon is frustrated about Colby’s change of heart.
      • Greenlee backs up David story.
      • Liza gets a scandalous text.

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

      Friday, June 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM ET by Errol Lewis


      ( — Our friends at are opening up the phone lines and taking your calls for what is being dubbed "Fan Appreciation Day" during tonight's broadcast of "SoapCentral Live," hosted by webmaster and owner Dan J. Kroll.

      Tonight on "SoapCentral Live," Dan has a chat with's Hillary Fields, who recently gathered a list of "11 Love Lessons Learned While Watching Soaps," and opens up telephone lines for fans to discuss what's happening in daytime. The show starts at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT.

      To listen and interact with the show, click here. For an archive of past shows, you can find them all right here.

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        OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 14 Edition

        Friday, June 11, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

        Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

        ( — On the run.


        Matthew confides in David that he and Dani ended their relationship. Hoping to cheer up his little brother, David arranges for the two of them to have a night on the town with a couple of female escorts. On Tuesday, June 15, it appears that Matthew may be on his way to becoming a man. However, he, David, and their two female acquaintances are soon spotted by Destiny. Elsewhere in Llanview, Todd races to Téa’s after learning of her brain tumor. On Wednesday, June 16, Todd wants to take Téa to her treatment session, however, she wants them to go to Starr’s graduation first. Later, Todd tells Téa that she has his full support. And Layla wants to go to Maryland with Cristian to break the news of their engagement to her mother on Friday, June 18.

        The Inside Story: Who Done It?

        On Monday, June 14, Jessica confesses to Brody that she was with Ford the night he was bludgeoned. Ford tells John he doesn’t remember who attacked him. John informs Jessica and Brody that Ford is alert and talking. While he can’t remember the identity of his attacker, Ford is able to corroborate Langston and Markko’s stories on Tuesday, June 14. Jessica fears that her memories of Mitch while with Ford prompted Bess or Tess to temporarily take control. Langston chats with Blair about the guilt and remorse she feels over what she did to Markko. Dr. Levin reassures Jessica that there is no evidence that her alters have returned. At the same time, Ford informs John that he now remembers everything. Langston apologizes to Cole. And on Friday, June 18, John overhears Hannah putting the screws to Marty, and begins to question the girl about Marty’s fall and Ford’s attack.

        A Closer Look: Finders Keepers

        James races out of the hospital and carjacks Starr and Hope. He stops the car several miles down the road, thinking he has elluded the person who was following him. Starr demands to know the truth on Monday, June 14. Meanwhile, Danielle and Nate find a bag of money at the quarry; James later comes to retrieve it only to find it missing. Dorian makes a toast in honor of Starr and Langston on their graduation day, on Wednesday, June 16. James receives a threatening phone call from Bull, warning him that Starr will pay if he doesn’t get his money back. Starr is dragged away after receiving her diploma. On Thursday, June 17, Starr, who has been taken to an empty classroom by James, demands to know what is going on. James tells her that he stole $50,000 from Bull’s boss. Meanwhile, Nate hides the money in his backpack, and is worried that someone may come after him. Across town, Eli arranges for a new bail hearing for Cole, who surprises everyone at the graduation party when he comes looking for Starr. By Friday, June 18, Cole and Langston work to find Starr. Cole and Hope have a heartwarming reunion. Starr hides James in Viki’s cabin. Nate gives his mother a huge check to help save their home. James tells Starr that he took the money from his abusive father, who sent Bull to track him down, and that he came to town to find his brother and enroll in Llanview University.

        One Life to Live News and Headlines:

        OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 21, 2010

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

        Friday, June 11, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

        Photo: IMDb

        ( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of June 14, 2010.


        Steve and Lisa have sex. Carly calls Patrick out on his jealous antics on Monday, June 14. Patrick spies on a loving moment between Lisa and Steve. Skye turns to Jax for help on Tuesday, June 15. Carly continues to push Lulu’s buttons concerning Dante and Brook. Luke pours out his heart to Tracy. On Wednesday, June 16, Tracy holds on to her determination to never give Luke another chance to hurt her. Ethan and Maya inch closer. Lucky turns the lock on Nikolas. Nikolas banishes Helena in hopes of making inroads with Elizabeth. Dante visits Jason with unsettling news about Franco. Claire turns to Jason on Thursday, June 17, in her mission to take Franco down.

        The Inside Story: Child’s Play
        Johnny refuses to go along with Kristina’s plot to hurt Sonny by making him believe they’re a couple. Claire and Sonny spar over their different definitions of “taking care” of Johnny. On Tuesday, June 15, an upset Kristina accuses Alexis of being one of Sonny’s enablers. Kristina confides in Molly. Olivia begs Johnny to drop his vendetta against Sonny. Kristina grabs Johnny’s hand just as Sonny walks in at the tail end of their disagreement. Johnny plays along with Kristina. Kristina is unflustered by Johnny’s warning that her plot cannot continue. Sonny tells Olivia and Alexis that Johnny and Kristina are sleeping together on Thursday, June 17. Sonny and Alexis strategize. Olivia and Johnny break up. Johnny confides his true feeling to Ethan. Kristina tells Ethan the truth about her and Johnny. Alexis presses Kristina to end things with Johnny.

        A Closer Look: My Brother’s Keeper
        Carter’s dead body is discovered on Monday, June 14. The other inmates back up Jason’s claim of innocence. Jason persuades the Warden to let him go back to Michael. Sonny visits Michael in jail with some advice. Dante is determined to get Michael out of jail and set him on a different path. Judge Carroll agrees to hear Dante out. Michael confides in Jason his fear that Dante will inherit the mob business from Sonny. On Friday, June 18, Michael gets news that will affect his future. Dante warns Sonny to stay away from Michael. Lulu and Dante realize things will have to change due to Michael’s new living arrangements.

        General Hospital News and Headlines:

        GH ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 21, 2010

        • Luke continues to hit road-blocks in his mission to win back Tracy. (Soap Opera Digest)

        “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “GH” also airs online at and can be accessed 24/7.

        Friday, June 11, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

        Photo: Steve Fenn/ABC

        ( — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of June 14, 2010.


        Annie is forced to make a choice on Tuesday, June 15 – after being propositioned by both JR and Scott. JR and Annie have a difficult time coping with their choices. David puts Angie on notice. Jesse’s concern about Angie’s health grows. The Hubbard’s get the results of Angie’s pregnancy test on Friday, June 18. Angie’s vision becomes blurry at work.

        The Inside Story: Up In the Mountains 
        David and Greenlee leave Jesse with no choice but to release them from custody on Monday, June 14. Greenlee fires Madison after she suggests they mount a search for Erica. On Tuesday, June 15, a none too pleased Bianca shows up just as Greenlee decrees that Fusion be cleansed of Erica. Erica takes action to get away from Caleb after finding her cell phone hidden in his pocket. Caleb saves Erica after she falls into a pit. Erica faints in Caleb’s arms. Jackson and Krystal are hot on Erica’s trail. Erica manages to get Caleb to open up a bit about his past on Thursday, June 17. Jackson and Erica are reunited when Erica and Caleb return to the cabin. Opal warns David that something bad is going to happen to him. Jack calls Bianca with the good news about Erica. Bianca remains determined to get to bottom of the Miranda Scandal.

        A Closer Look: Getting Burned
        On Monday, June 14, Colby tells a frustrated Damon they won’t be having sex until she’s certain about their potential. Liza jumps to the wrong conclusion about Damon and Colby. Damon taunts Liza with a photo from her “drunken” exhibition. An upset Liza cuts her evening with Tad short. Colby and Damon show up at the Yacht Club where Tad and Liza are enjoying a daytime date. Things quickly take a tense turn. Damon pushes Liza to her limit on Friday, June 18

        All My Children News and Headlines:

        AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 21, 2010

        • David takes extreme action to keep Bianca’s mouth shut. (Soaps In Depth)
        • Greenlee squirms as Erica makes a grand entrance at the Fusion party. (Soap Opera Weekly)
        • Angie takes steps to find out what’s really behind her deteriorating health. (Soap Opera Weekly)

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

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