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


AMC Quick Peeks: Week of August 23 Edition

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Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

( — “All My Children” Quick Peeks for the Week of August 23, 2010.


  • Monday: (Episode #10442) — Marissa makes a surprising admission.  David learns of Angie’s medical crisis.  Ryan promises to help Greenlee. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10443) — Marissa pressures J.R. to admit that he doesn’t love her.  Scott makes a confession to Annie.  David tries to comfort Marissa. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10444) — Annie has a difficult decision to make.  Asher takes the fall for Damon.  Kendall has a heart-to-heart with Bianca. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10445) — Zack would like for Kendall to be happy.  Caleb seeks Tad’s help.  Greenlee questions Madison about her husband’s death. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday: (Episode #10446) — Liza asks the mayor to consider her for an important job.  David confides in Liza.  Things between Ryan and Madison begin to heat up. (Rated: TVPG S)

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

Zimmer’s First ‘OLTL’ Tape Date Revealed

Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

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( — Less than a week after news broke that longtime “Guiding Light” star Kim Zimmer was returning to “One Life to Live” to reprise the role of Echo DiSavory (which she last played in 1983), comes word that she has already begun taping scenes for her October 1st return to Llanview.

Zimmer posted the following message on her fan site last week “Hi all! Yes it’s true I will be re-visiting the halls of One Life To Live starting this week on Thurs. [August 19th]. I’m very excited to be working with old friends and new ones. I believe Oct. 1st is my first air date.”

In addition, her new co-star Melissa Archer (Natalie) tweeted on the same day that “I had a great morning working with Erika Slezak, Brian Kerwin, & KIM ZIMMER!!!!” Archer then proceeded to embrace Zimmer, tweeting “Welcome to ‘OLTL!!’ Great working with you today!!”

Terrell Tilford (Greg), who worked with Zimmer on “Guiding Light” from 1998-2001, also welcomed her to the set saying that he was “thrilled Kim Zimmer is joining ‘OLTL’ … one of the absolutely most down-to-earth people in this crazy business. Her whole family is great! Can’t wait to kiss her face! Just had the most incredible moment with Erika Slezak and Kim Zimmer…Icons! And so down to earth…love ‘em! Great to see all the fans outside of ABC/NY studio…wow!!! Heading to set…let’s get ‘em… Yeah? But who?” And Matt Walton (Eli) wrote that “Kim Zimmer in da house!!!!!!”

The 55-year-old Zimmer has won four Daytime Emmys, in addition to several Soap Opera Digest Awards and Soap Opera Update MVP trophies.

In other news…

Andrea Sooch has been cast in the dayplayer role of Dorian’s Secretary and will air on Monday, August 23rd. The actress appeared as Lena in two episodes of “All My Children” in 2007, and as Alice Henry in a 2007 episode of “Guiding Light.” She has also guest starred in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “The Shield.”

Jason Tam (Markko) will be returning to “OLTL” this fall according to, despite rumors that the actor, who took the summer off from his day job to participate in a Shakespeare theater program, was leaving the show.

It appears that the stars of “OLTL” aren’t the only ones pimping the show these days. Late last week Laura Wright (Carly) tweeted that “I heard from. Really good source to watch One Life to Live this week!!!!! It’s gonna be GREAT!!!! Watch it and tell me what u think!!! Don’t forget to watch One Life to Live. Crazy great week!!!”

The song “Talk Like the Streets” by Imaginary Friends, which was played during the Todd/Téa New York City ‘bucket list’ scenes, is now available for purchase on iTunes.

From the Twitter file…

Melissa Archer hints that there are some John and Natalie scenes ahead in the coming weeks, tweeting that she “Had so much fun working with Michael Easton today [August 17]!! Maternity clothes are pretty cute these days, maybe I should by a pillow & hang out in the expecting stores…thoughts? Had a great day [August 18th] working with Mr. Easton again!! I love this forensics stuff!” Also look some more scenes featuring Natalie, Jessica, and Brody tweeting to co-star Bree Williamson that “it was so nice working with you & Mark [Lawson] today [August 20th]!! I miss you!” And on August 17th she wrote that “I had fun working with Hillary [B. Smith] and Bobby [S. Woods] yesterday!! Have an awesome week beautiful!!”

Kassie DePaiva (Blair) tweeted on August 18th that she “Worked all day with Trevor [St. John], Billy [Warlock], Matt [Walton], & Michael [Easton]. Home relaxing with glass of wine. Jimmy took JQ to Jonas Brother’s Camp Rock 2 Premiere.”

And Lenny Platt (Nate) commented on August 17th that he had a “Great day. Had my first scenes with Michael Easton. Been looking forward to working with him since I started.”

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

One Life at a Glance: August 23 Edition

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Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 6:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

( – Dorian is alone again this week on “One Life to Live.”







Will Todd and Dani make it to Téa before she dies?
  • Monday: (Episode 201027/4327/27) – Kelly tries to get Ford’s help to prove Eli’s a killer.  Eli tells Blair he doesn’t want a double wedding with David and Dorian.  Cole wants James to stay away from Starr.
  • Tuesday: (Episode 201028/4328/28) – Dorian and David’s wedding comes to a halt.  Shaun is abducted by an unseen assailant.  John and Brody fear for Blair’s safety. 
  • Wednesday: (Episode 201029/4329/29) – Shaun agrees to take Todd and Dani to see Téa.  John reveals to Kelly and Ford that Eli alluded him.  David experiences déjà vu.
  • Thursday: (Episode 201030/4330/30) – John tells Marty that Natalie is pregnant.  Jessica seeks Ford’s medical history.  Cole and Hannah may have feelings for each other.
  • Friday: (Episode 201031/4331/31) – Ross is devastated by news of Téa’s imminent death.  Blair discovers a gun.  Todd and Dani may get to Téa before she dies.

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

Pictured: Terrell Tilford & Florencia Lozano courtesy ABC
Season 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11:45 PM ET by Errol Lewis

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( – We previously reported that actress Erin Chambers was joining the cast in the recurring role of Siobhan, and now it looks like Wednesday, September 15 is turning into a big day on ABC's "General Hospital" as a number of other recurring characters swarm into the town of Port Charles on that same day in what appears to be a Port Charles High School related storyline.

Maitland McConnell will begin airing on Friday, September 3 in the role of Ali. The actress has appeared in numerous CBS series including "Ghost Whisperer," "CSI: NY" and "Rules of Engagement."

Relative newcomer Chad W. Smathers is set to start airing on Wednesday, September 15 in the role of Bryce. Smathers' TV credits includes roles on such series as "Zoey 101" and "Without a Trace." He also appeared in the Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. film "Men of Honor."

Michael Chieffo, who just completed filming on the upcoming 2011 film "Beginners" starring Ewan McGregor and Goran Visnjic, will play the role of Mr. Buckley starting on Wednesday, September 15.

Newcomer Simon Potter will play the role of Liam beginning with the Wednesday, September 15 episode.

"General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on

  • General Hospital
  • GH
  • Ghost Whisperer
  • Zoey 101
  • Without a Trace
  • Erin Chambers
  • Maitland McConnell
  • Chad W. Smathers
  • Michael Chieffo
  • Simon Potter
  • Robert De Niro
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Ewan McGregor
  • Goran Visnjic
  • CSI: NY
  • Beginners
  • Men of Honor

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    ( – Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson) may have found himself involved in more baby daddy drama courtesy of long-time love Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst), but ABC’s “General Hospital” has cast actress Erin Chambers in the recurring role of Siobhan, who plays a part in the upcoming early fall Lucky storyline, according to an ABC representative.

    In addition to her upcoming work on “General Hospital,” Chambers had a recurring role on NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” where she portrayed the role of Lacey Hansen. In addition to her apeparances in episodes of SciFi Channel’s “Stargate: Atlantis” and CBS’ “Medium.” More recently, she appeared in CBS’ “Ghost Whisperer” and “MIami Medical.”

    Chambers’ first airdate is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15.

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on

    Friday, August 20, 2010 at 10:09 PM ET by Errol Lewis

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    ( — Andrea Marcovicci, 61, has been cast in the recurring role of Sophia on ABC's "General Hospital" beginning next month. According to the soap, she will be part of the upcoming Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Brenda Barrett storyline, which recently kicked off with the return of Brenda's portrayer Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo.

    Marcovicci is best known for her roles in such shows as "Berrenger's" and "Trapper John, M.D." The actress appeared in the 2009 film "Irene in Time" and was part of the Motion Picture Soundtrack, in which she sang the song "Forever In Time We'll Be."

    Her first airdate on "GH" is scheduled for Friday, September 3.

    "General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on

    • General Hospital
    • GH
    • Maurice Benard
    • Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo
    • Andrea Marcovicci
    • Trapper John
    • M.D.
    • Berrenger’s
    • Irene in Time

      OLTL Recap: Friday, August 20, 2010

      Friday, August 20, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, August 20, 2010.


      John, Bo and Nora race to gather the evidence required to arrest Eli. Knowing John is on to him, Eli threatens Ford into submission. Nora seeks Ford’s signature on his confession but Ford recants. Ford rips into Inez for butting into his affairs and further messing up his life.

      John arrests Kelly and explains the only way of using the evidence she procured is to arrest her for braking into Eli’s room.

      Eli surprises Blair at the country club and tells her there’s been a change of plans. Blair invites Dani to her wedding and to stay with the family until Todd returns from searching for Téa.

      Dorian drops in on Viki with news of her imminent nuptials. Dorian grudgingly admits that Viki and Charlie’s harebrained scheme to reunite her with David wound up working and invites Viki to the wedding.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Kelly needs Ford’s help.
      • Eli tells Blair he doesn’t like the idea of a double wedding.
      • Cole orders James to keep his distance from Starr.

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

      Friday, August 20, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

      ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, August 20, 2010.


      Sam steals into Santos Lopez’ compound to get evidence proving Jason’s innocence.

      Because they called each other simultaneously, Brenda and Sonny are unable to connect. Kristina and Sonny talk about Brenda. Brenda is approached by Franco’s art dealer with the proposal to be the face of Franco’s next art masterpiece.

      Sonny and Johnny have a showdown on Baker Street and shots are fired.

      Brook feigns innocence with Dante, who believes her and desires to put the past behind them.

      Maxie tells Robin that Lisa was in her home while she was in New York. Patrick and Robin arrive home to discover that Lisa has taken Emma for an unauthorized trip for ice cream. Matt and Maxie continue to monitor Lisa around Patrick.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Sonny claims self defense in the shooting of Johnny.
      • Brenda refuses to be the face of Franco’s art masterpiece.
      • Jax warns Claire about Sonny’s patterns with women.

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

      Friday, August 20, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

      ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, August 20, 2010.


      JR tries to work things out with Marissa but her underlying guilt of sleeping with Scott prevents her from allowing that. Scott tells Annie wants to call the Justice of the Peace and get married today. Annie admits her worries about being abandoned. Annie tries to convince JR, and herself, that she is getting everything she wants from Scott.

      Angie and Jesse fill Caleb in on David’s wrongdoings. David asks Angie about her eyes.

      Greenlee slips into Ryan’s place with a secret key and gets caught up in the memories the place holds for her.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Marissa admits to sleeping with Scott.
      • Angie admits her medical condition to David.
      • Ryan promises to help Greenlee.

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

      Friday, August 20, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

      Photo: Adam Larkey/ABC

      ( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of August 23, 2010.


      Brenda has no interest in being Franco’s latest muse. Jason and Sam face a continuous streak of danger but manage to make some time for romance. Dante fights for Lulu on Wednesday, August 25. Michael discovers that his mother is pimping out Brook Lynn. A desperate Brook Lynn tries to deceive Carly on Friday, August 27. Nikolas is disheartened after overhearing Elizabeth’s confession. On Thursday, August 26, Nikolas decides to put Elizabeth’s happiness ahead of his own and lets her and the kids go.

      The Inside Story: Mad World
      Patrick finds Emma with Lisa back at their home. Robin and Patrick confront Lisa for essentially kidnapping their daughter. Seeing no other choice, Patrick confesses his infidelity to Robin on Tuesday, August 24. A shattered Robin kicks a devestated Patrick out. Robin tells Lisa that she will kill her if she comes near Emma again. Lisa confronts Lucky about Robin’s threat. On Wednesday, August 25, Robin has a melt down in front of everyone at the hospital. Patrick pleads with Robin to give him another chance. Lisa files an official report against Robin. Lisa points the finger at Robin when she discovers her locker trashed and covered in blood. On Friday, August 27, Patrick and Robin come to the unsettling conclusion that Lisa is mentally deranged. Patrick’s apologies continue to fall on deaf ears. Lisa throws herself in front of Robin’s moving car.

      A Closer Look: Star-Crossed
      Jax tries to get Claire to see the light where Sonny is concerned. Sonny adamantly claims self-defense after shooting Johnny. Ronnie arrest Sonny for first degree murder after disposing of Johnny’s gun. Sonny asks for Dante’s help. Claire pulls the rug out from under Sonny when she takes out a tape recording of Sonny telling her about his plot to murder Johnny and claim self-defense on Tuesday, August 24. Lucky questions the absence of Johnny’s gun. Michael pleads his father’s innocence. Ethan assures Kristina she’s not responsible for what happened to Johnny. Sonny pleads with Dante to believe him. Olivia begs an unconscious Johnny to come back to her. Dante tells Sonny that he believes him. Diane berates Sonny for trusting Claire. On Friday, August 27, Sonny flashes back to the time he discovered Brenda wearing a wire to incriminate him. Brenda, meanwhile, reminisces of a more romantic moment in her history with Sonny before accepting Murphy’s marriage proposal. Sonny and Brenda appear to be on a collision course.

      General Hospital News and Headlines:

      GH ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 30, 2010

      • Dante, Michael and Kristina try to deal with their father’s betrayal. (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.

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