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

 

GH Quick Peeks: Week of August 16 Edition

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Monday, August 16, 2010 at 4:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Quick Peeks for the Week of August 16, 2010.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Quick Peeks

  • Monday: (Episode #12121) — Spinelli and Carly formulate a plan.  Someone drugs Dante.  Lisa gets confronted. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #12122) — Dante and Brooke are discovered in a compromising position.  Robin loses her meds.  Sam and Jason reunite. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #12123) — Jason warns Michael to keep his distance from the mob warfare.  Brook is attacked by Lulu.  Johnny plots Sonny’s downfall. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
  • Thursday: (Episode #12124) — Michael and Jason are interrogated.  Sam works to clear Jason’s name.  Sonny and Brenda find their way back to one another. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Friday: (Episode #12125) — Gunfire erupts during Sonny and Johnny’s confrontation.  Franco asks Brenda to be the face behind his newest masterpiece.  Dante considers Brook’s story. (Rated: TVPG L, V)

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




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Monday, August 16, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of August 16, 2010.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick Peeks

  • Monday: (Episode #10749) — Eli learns from Blair that Kelly thinks he is a serial murderer.  Jessica gets up in Ford’s face.  Dorian and David seal their argument with a kiss. (Rated: TV14)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10750) — Starr is hurt that Langston is dating James. Téa discusses her decision to abandon Todd and Dani with Greg.  Ford is brought to the police station. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10751) — John puts the screws to Ford in order to get the truth. Eli & Blair and David & Dorian agree to plan a double wedding. Natalie presents Rex and Kelly with the recontructed file on Bennett Thompson.  (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10752) — Inez’s attempt to help her son hits a snag.  David wants Bo to be his best man.  Cole defends Hannah to Starr. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday: (Episode #10753) — Nora, John, and Bo race against the clock gather evidence against Eli.  John slaps handcuffs on Kelly.  Eli tells Blair it’s time for a change of scenery. (Rated: TVPG)

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




AMC Quick Peeks: Week of August 16 Edition

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Monday, August 16, 2010 at 4:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Quick Peeks for the Week of August 16, 2010.

ALL MY CHILDREN: Quick Peeks

  • Monday: (Episode #10437) – J.R. calls Scott a thief.  Ashey is offered money by Colby and Damon.  Ryan gets out of the hospital. (Rated: TVPG S)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10438) — J.R. wants Marissa to stay with him.  Annie wants J.R. to get rid of some evidence.  David wants to know why Zack and Kendall have returned to Pine Valley. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10439) — Jesse acompanies Angie to her sonogram appointment.  Jake and Amanda talk about Angie’s plan.  Frankie opens up to Madison. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10440) — David sees Angie having an attack.  Madison wants Greenlee to leave Ryan alone.  Natalia watches as her brother shares a tender moment with Madison. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday: (Episode #10441) — Annie makes a confession.  Scott is ready to get married as soon as possible.  Jesse and Angie inform Caleb of David’s misdeeds. (Rated: TVPG)

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




OLTL Teasers: Week of August 16 Edition

Monday, August 16, 2010 12:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of August 16, 2010.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

  • Monday: Title Not Available — Blair shares with Eli the fact that Kelly thinks he is a murderer.  Jessica blasts Ford for lying about having sex with her.  David and Dorian argue and then share a kiss.  Todd and Dani are unnerved by Téa’s absence.  Viki learns Natalie is also pregnant.  Greg informs Eli that their plan is working perfectly.
  • Tuesday: Title Not Available – Starr is upset that Langston said yes to James when he asked her out on a date.  Téa confides in Greg about her decision to shut Todd and Dani out of her life.  John puts the heat on Ford, hoping for the truth about Eli.  Dorian and David finally admit that they still love one another.  Todd seeks Shaun’s help.  Blair continues to stand by Eli.
  • Wednesday: Title Not Available – John manages to get an admission out of Ford.  Blair & Eli and David & Dorian decide to have a double wedding.  Natalie shows Rex and Kelly the reconstructed mugshot of Eli.  Brody overhears Jessica on the phone with her OB.  Starr and Cole realize that John and Brody are protecting them.  Jessica remains troubled by the fact that she and Ford sleep together after all.   
  • Thursday: Title Not Available – Inez asks Eli to help Ford, unaware of their connection.  David wants Bo to agree to be his best man.  Cole tells Starr that Hannah is innocent regarding the charges against her.  David warns Nora that Bo and Inez are working together.  Ford feels John in on his past with Eli.  John goes to Bo and Nora with his evidence against Eli.
  • Friday: Title Not Available – John, Bo, and Nora rush to gather enough evidence against Eli to arrest him.  John arrests an unsuspecting Kelly.  Aware that John is on to him, Eli tells Blair there has been a last minute change of plans.  Eli threatens Ford into submission once more.  Dorian grudgingly admits to Viki and Charlie that their plan to reunite her and David ended up working after all.  Ford confronts Inez for butting into his personal life.   

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


 



One Life at a Glance: August 16 Edition

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Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – David and Dorian prepare to wed this week on “One Life to Live.”

 

 

 

 

 

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: At a Glance

Will John get the evidence he needs to take down Eli?
  • Monday: (Episode 201022/4322/22) – Blair reveals to Eli that Kelly thinks he’s a murderer.  Jessica confronts Ford about having sex with her.  David and Dorian argue, then kiss.
  • Tuesday: (Episode 201023/4323/23) – Starr is upset that Langston has accepted a date with James.  Téa talks to Greg about her decision to shut Todd and Dani out of her final days.  John hauls Ford off for questioning.
  • Wednesday: (Episode 201024/4324/24) – Ford may tell what he knows about Eli.  Brody walks in on Jessica as she’s calling her OB about a paternity test.  Eli and Blair and David and Dorian decide to have a double wedding.
  • Thursday: (Episode 201025/4325/25) – Unaware of Ford’s connection to Eli, Inez calls him to help her son.  David asks Bo to be his best man.  Cole tells Starr that Hannah is innocent.
  • Friday: (Episode 201026/4326/26) – John, Bo and Nora race to gather the evidence required to arrest Eli.  John arrests Kelly.  Eli tells Blair there’s been a change of plans.  

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

Pictured: Michael Easton courtesy ABC
Season 2010



My View of Llanview: August 15 Edition

Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM ET by Scotty Gore


Photo: Errol Lewis/SON

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” needs to shake things up a bit.

Brenda returns to Port Charles. Kendall returns to Pine Valley. These two heavily promoted events have so overshadowed “OLTL” in recent weeks, it’s almost as if the show no longer existed. “OLTL” was so much of an afterthought for ABC that it couldn’t even put together any sort of a promo for the same week as those two returns.

But, then again, that is more or less a moot point now because, after watching what “One Life to Live” had to offer this past week, they really didn’t have anything worth promoting anyway. This show continues on its collision course with cancellation and yet it seems in no rush to try to postpone the inevitable. The Ford brothers continue to be coma-inducing, Starr remains a spoiled little brat, Jessica is still a twit, Gigi’s hair continues to be unsightly and distracting, Rex won’t stop acting like a circus clown, John always sleepwalks and mumbles through all of his scenes, Kelly is as annoying as fingernails on a chalkboard, Dorian acts like an old shrew, David’s comedic antics are getting stale, and Viki and Charlie are as elusive as FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. So really…what is there to promote? Not much with this train wreck, that’s for damn sure.

Which leads me to the conclusion that “One Life to Live” needs something – anything – to drum up some publicity and set it apart from the rest of the soaps. And NO I do NOT mean another high school musical or hotshot recording artist to perform on the show. Instead, what the show needs to fire roughly between a quarter to half of its current cast (contract, recurring, and dayplayers) and lure back some huge name from Llanview’s past and/or from one of the other remaining soaps currently on the air. And yes, I realize that “One Life” has already done this once this year when it re-hired Gina Tognoni as Kelly Cramer. However, that was an ill-conceived idea from the start that has only gotten worse as the months have gone by. Not only has Tognoni’s return to Llanview been a huge disaster, but it has the audience painfully aware that the show really had no plan of what to do with her in the first place. It’s as if they only put her back on the payroll as a favor to her and a way to stick it the competition. And just look at how well that has worked out. Although the character of Kelly has always been a bit overbearing, this latest incarnation takes the cake…and then some.

That being said..”if” “OLTL” does manage to lure back another big name (as rumor has it), they should not, and cannot try and make that character be the center of the show even if he/she is playing a character that has been on the show before. That will lead to nothing but disaster, which is what I believe will eventually happen to “All My Children,” and especially “General Hospital” as well. In the past month “GH” has gone to extreme lengths to promote the return of the character of Brenda Barrett to Port Charles. And, while all the hype may initially cause a bump in the ratings, it is very unlikely to last in the weeks and months that follow. But that isn’t just the case with soaps (and all other television shows for that matter), it’s just human nature. People flock to experience something new and different from what they are used to. But once the ‘newness’ wears off, most people just simply lose interest and tune out.

Which brings me to my point…no one character or actor (no matter how popular or important) can carry a soap opera. While a show may have some ‘rising stars,’ it takes an ensemble cast to make everything gel together. Putting all your eggs into one basket and focusing on only person (or even on one particular group) is a risky gamble to say the least. However it is a bet that “One Life to Live” keeps taking and losing again and again and again. Hopefully they’ll learn their lesson before it is too late…but I don’t it. 

Anyway, moving on, congratulations to “guilty pleasure,” who correctly identified last time’s mystery “OLTL” guest stars as Bill Medley and Darlene Love, who performed the hit song “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” for lovebirds Tina Roberts and Cain Rogan.

In case you missed the clues, here they are: This musician sang a nice little ‘Medley’ on “One Life to Live” in 1994 with a certain ‘lovely’ woman for someone’s wedding shower.

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 some mystery celebrity guest stars from “OLTL’s” past. See if you can figure it out. Good luck!!!

This ‘Rich and Famous’ host stopped by Llanview to to emcee ‘The Daisy Awards’ (“OLTL’s” answer to the Daytime Emmys) in 1992, in which this one-hit wonder boy band, who left people’s ‘Minds’ almost as quickly as they came into them, performed their only memorable song.

So who are these mystery celebrities from the past? Bonus points if you can tell me the name of soap without a soap “OLTL” ‘created,’ which led up to that fictional awards show. I’ll have the answers in the August 30th 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 August 30th. Two people wrestle for a gun. A daughter spins a web of lies when her mother catches her in a tight spot. A grief-stricken individual wants to pay tribute to the memory of a loved one. A young couple gets pulled in opposite directions. Two students are surprised by who their teacher turns out to be. One woman worries her significant other will learn the truth. And something catches on fire.

Well that’s concludes yet another edition of the column. Hope everyone is staying cool and out of this dangerous heat as much as possible. Enjoy the rest of the summer 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.

  • All My Children
  • One Life to Live
  • AMC
  • OLTL
  • General Hospital
  • Port Charles
  • GH
  • Brenda Barrett
  • Gina Tognoni
  • Viki
  • Dorian
  • David
  • Charlie
  • Llanview
  • Kelly Cramer
  • John
  • Jessica
  • My View of Llanview
  • Rex
  • One Life
  • Brenda
  • Kendall
  • Pine Valley
  • Ford brothers
  • Gigi
  • Kelly
  • Bill Medley
  • Darlene Love
  • Tina Roberts
  • Cain Rogan


    Friday, August 13, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore


    Photo: MaxTapper.com

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Two of Llanview’s newest and most popular recurring characters reveal that their “One Life to Live” isn’t over yet.

    Fans can expect Max Tapper, who first aired as John McBain’s sidekick Detective Price on May 27th, to get a lot more screen time in the coming weeks. On July 19th, Tapper mentioned on his Facebook page that he was taping a steam room scene. And on Friday (August 13th) he commented that he was “up early shooting on location for ‘OLTL.’ IT’S a GOOD MORNING.”

    It is speculated that this location shoot also involves Eli and Blair, and is separate from the one last week that involved Kristen Alderson (Starr), Brittany Underwood (Langston), and Nic Robuck (James).  On a related note Melissa Archer (Natalie) tweeted Friday that “I had the best time on the remote today!! Can’t wait till they air!!!!!”

    Tapper went on to say that “to all my Det. Price fans out there! I have no control over when Price shows his face. But rest assured Ill be back soon. It should be this week or next since I already shot a bunch of new stuff that hasn’t aired yet, plus Ill be back at the studio this Friday.” The character has developed a large fan following, despite the fact that he has only appeared in four episodes thus far.

    And, despite rumors that Meghann Fahy (Hannah) has wrapped up taping with “OLTL” in order to focus solely on her role as Natalie in the play “Next to Normal” (she was previously the understudy), Fahy rebuffs the claims in a new interview with Broadway.com. In fact the 20-year-old starlett, who made her Llanview debut in February, states that she is often taping at “One Life” two or three days a week.

    It’s not easy because sometimes I have to get up at 6 to go to the studio, film all day and then do the show, but both jobs are rewarding in different ways. I just try to get as much sleep as I can when I’m not working,” the actress comments. She always says that her parents “love watching me on TV. I find it hilarious.” Fahy was originally only slated to appear in three episodes of “One Life to Live,” but the show decided to expand the role partly based upon fan response to character of Hannah.

    Lastly, Kathy Brier tweeted Friday “I can’t come back to ‘OLTL’ unless they ask me back. They fired me.”  This was in response to a fan asking her if she was coming back to the soap anytime soon.

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



    OLTL Recap: Friday, August 13, 2010

    Friday, August 13, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, Augsut 13, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Jessica tells Ford she wants to know once and for all if they slept together. Gigi promises Brody she’ll never tell anyone he and Natalie slept together.

    Rex tells Kelly that Natalie will do what she can to piece together the shredded documents.

    John questions Eli about Hannah’s suicide attempt. Eli reminds Hannah to keep her mouth shut if she wants Cole to be safe. Cole tells John he has doubts about Hannah’s story. John gets Hannah alone and says they need to talk about Eli.

    James asks Langston on a date and she accepts.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Blair confesses to Eli that Kelly thinks he’s a murderer.
    • Jessica goes after Ford.
    • David and Dorian kiss.

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




    Friday, August 13, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, August 13, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Sonny confides in Mike that he can’t stop thinking about Brenda. In Rome, Brenda becomes haunted by thoughts of her past with Sonny before she is whisked away for an exciting night with international movie star Murphy Sinclair.

    Sonny decides to test Claire’s loyalty, asking her to get Jason released from prison. Claire answers Sonny’s test with a legal loophole permitting the release of Jason Morgan from prison.

    After Michael saves Johnny from the drive-by shooting, Dante, Johnny and Ethan all lie to the police to cover up Michael’s involvement. Johnny focuses on wiping out Sonny for good. Lulu lets Dante squirm under pressure of the marriage question, but he is saved by a cell phone call from PCPD regarding the drive-by shooting.

    Patrick fails to get Lisa to leave his home despite his clear requests for her to do so. Aware something is very wrong, Maxie helps Patrick drive Lisa out of the house.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Carly and Spinelli hatch a plan.
    • Brook Lynn drugs Dante.
    • Patrick confronts Lisa about her stalking behavior.

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




    Friday, August 13, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, August 13, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Marissa tells JR regardless of whether or not he slept with Annie their marriage is over. Scott confronts Annie and she’s appalled that after all their promises he would think she slept with JR. Realizing that nothing happened, Scott feels guilty for what he’s done. Scott tells Marissa nothing happened between Annie and JR and now they’ve just made things worse. Marissa thinks they should tell JR and Annie that they slept together.

    Krystal helps Caleb and gives him a makeover.

    Damon expresses to Tad his desire to stop taking his meds as he believes he’ll be okay without them.

    Colby has several encounters with Asher.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • JR calls Scott out on being a thief.
    • Damon and Colby offer Asher some cash.
    • Ryan leaves the hospital against Kendall’s wishes.

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










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