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 Recap: Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

After Madison slips to Liza that Greenlee said she’d like to kill David, Liza presses for more information. Liza informs Kendall and Greenlee that she plans to have Greenlee held without bail. Ryan visits with Greenlee and vows to stand by her but wants to know if there is anything she hasn’t told him.

Marissa and JR argue over her trying to get primary custody of AJ.

JR makes a 1-way business call and tells his contact to invent a crisis to get Scott out of town.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Will the prime suspect be denied bail?
  • Marissa warns Asher to stay away from her son.
  • Caleb questions Scott about trusting Annie.

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




OLTL Recap: Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Destiny confronts her brother about his claim on the stand that Téa desired Ross take custody of Danielle in the event of her death. Ross is awarded custody of Danielle.

Todd learns that the best he can hope for is visitation rights. Ross produces an audio recording of his recent run-in with Todd, in which Todd threatens his life. Ross informs the court that he plans to return to Tahiti with Dani as soon as possible.

John and Natalie put their heads together to figure why Greg would back Ross’s story and thus possibly connect himself to Eli. Eli gets wind that John is calling around asking questions.

Nate, hoping to keep Dani in town seeks help from James. James suggests Ford look into a job at the country club. Clint wines and dines Inez and tells her he wants to help her son, Robert, like he helped James. Langston considers owning up to the dean about her part in Ford’s firing.

Langston tells Starr that Markko is in town. Starr confides in Langston about her troubles with Cole.

 Starr finds out that Todd lost out in court.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Todd needs Viki’s help.
  • John and Natalie are suspicious of Greg.
  • Charlie has a surprise visitor.

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




GH Recap: Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Brenda arrives in Port Charles. Jason suffers Brenda’s diva antics. Feeling insecure, Sam asks Maxie for help in “dressing sexy.”

Deathly weakened at the bottom of the well, Robin continues to hold out hope that she will be found. Robin goes unconscious. Lisa helps Patrick get released. Steve finds a lead in finding Robin.

Stuck in the Irish countryside, Dante questions Lulu’s motives for having an adventure. Lulu admits that she feels pressure to live up to the “Luke & Laura” life that her parents led.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Will Sam and Jason break up because of Brenda?
  • Maxie is jealous when she finds Spinelli infatuated with Brenda.
  • Lisa becomes undone.

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




OLTL Alerts: Week of October 4 Edition

Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of October 4, 2010.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Blair believes Todd’s mind is tricking him.  John discovers Greg near death.  Darren comforts Destiny, who is in grief over Greg’s condition.
  • Tuesday: Will Ford rat out James to Brody?  Jessica is diagnosed with high blood pressure.  Todd and Ross nearly come to blows.
  • Wednesday: Marty ponders what Brody could be hiding.  Ross and Eli have a confrontation at the docks.  Natalie finds James’ bullet necklace.
  • Thursday: Starr makes a shocking discovery.  John questions Nate concerning Dani’s disappearance.  Inez informs Ford that Clint wants to help him too.
  • Friday: Will Dani get the wrong idea about Todd?  Viki gets an admission out of Echo.  Greg wakes up in the ICU.

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




GH Alerts: Week of October 4 Edition

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Thursday, September 30, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of October 4, 2010.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Brenda and Sonny get close! Robin tells Patrick she will not take him back. Will Sam accept Jason’s offer to move in with him?
  • Tuesday: Sonny makes a decision about Claire. Suzanne arrives in Port Charles. Sam volunteers to help Michael find a prostitute.
  • Wednesday: Maxie advises Robin to try and reconcile with Patrick. Suzanne clashes with Diane. Maxie is determined to get Brenda on the cover of Crimson.
  • Thursday: Robin and Brenda have a heart-to-heart. Jax and Brenda reunite. Lucky gets a surprise visit in an Irish prison.
  • Friday: Robin encourages Sonny to follow his heart and pursue Brenda. Carly comes face to face with Brenda. Will Brenda admit her real feelings to Sonny?

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




AMC Alerts: Week of October 4 Edition

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Thursday, September 30, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of October 4, 2010.

ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Tad and Colby congratulate Damon on getting his GED. Liza offers Damon an assistant job at her law firm. Kendall’s reassigned from scrubbing toilets to mopping floors.
  • Tuesday: Colby wonders what JR and Asher are up too. Caleb catches Asher trying to break into his house. Annie is furious with JR for ruining her party.
  • Wednesday: Will JR and Annie be able to resist each other? Erica returns from her trip. Greenlee apologizes to Jackson and asks for forgiveness.
  • Thursday: Scott removes his wedding ring and tosses it into the garbage. Krystal confides in Opal that she’s worried about Marissa’s custody battle with JR. Caleb and Erica agree they do not want to keep fighting over Cortlandt.
  • Friday: Annie thinks all JR wants from her is sex. Ryan gives Madison a key to his apartment. Jackson suggests to Greenlee that Ryan take the fall.

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




Carlivati & Valentini Given New Lease on ‘Life’

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC renews its commitment to keep “One Life to Live” on the air and a part of their daytime schedule through at least 2014.

Last Saturday, a story by the Denver Post left fans of the show feeling a sense of hope and confusion, stating that “ABC owns its soaps, unlike the CBS relationship with P&G. ABC’s ‘One Life to Live’ is soon to announce a deal to live two more years.”

Since the network does maintain ownership of all three of its daytime serials, an announcement that they they were planning to “renew” “One Life” for at least two more years does not and would not apply.

However, TVGuide‘s Michael Logan attempted to clarify the story Wednesday by reporting that he has learned from sources at the network that ABC’s commitment to “One Life to Live” has more to do with behind-the-scenes actions involving the show’s staff.

According to Logan, “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini, who celebrated his 25th anniversary with the show just yesterday (September 28th) has signed a new two-year contract to remain with the soap, while Head Writer Ron Carlivati, who has been with the show for 14 years (including the last three in his current position – with the exception of roughly three months in 2008 due to a writer’s strike) has penned a new three-deal to remain with the show.

Before replacing Gary Tomlin as Executive Producer in 2003, Valentini had worked in several positions on the show including stage manager, producer, and music composer. During his tenure with the show, “OLTL” has been either won or been nominated for several Daytime Emmy Awards, including nods for Directing, Outstanding Drama (which it won in 2002), and Best Original Song. The show has also been earned GLAAD Awards in 2005 and 2010.

Carlivati held the positions of writer’s assistant, script writer, breakdown writer, and co-Head Writer before assuming sole head writing duties in 2007. Carlivati and the rest of the “OLTL” scribes won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Daytime Drama in 2008. They were nominated in the same category in 2002 and 2006. In addition, the writing staff was also nominated for WGA (Writer’s Guild of America) Awards in 2003 and 2006.

Look for a post-deal interview with both Carlivati and Valentini to be posted on TVGuide‘s website sometime next week.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.



My View of Llanview: September 30 Edition

Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 12:01 AM ET by Scotty Gore


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” has once again proven that they don’t have a clue about what their fans really want.

The two breaking news stories today involving the show showcasing exactly what is wrong with “OLTL” at the moment. Both are nothing more than examples of undeserving people being rewarded for producing crap. As per ABC policy, the worse things get, the more praise and promotions those in charge receive. Just take ABC Daytime President Brain Frons for example. He has pretty much single-handed destroyed the entire weekday line-up for the network over the past several years…yet he is still employed by ABC has been promoted several times in as many years. Ignorance is bliss I suppose.

But back to today’s news. The first story proclaimed the firings of Jason Tam (Markko) and Terrell Tilford (Greg). This reaffirmed my belief that “One Life” always fires the wrong people. Jason Tam is professional actor and has had a successful theater career, and his character of Markko was a fan favorite. However, I do agree with those that argue that Markko’s importance to the canvas did decrease when Langston was placed in Ford’s orbit, however the guy still had promise. And as for Tilford, while he wasn’t the greatest actor to ever grace the “OLTL” studios, he is the the least of the show’s problems right now. I mean, up until recently, he has been little more than the dayplayer doctor serving the residents of Llanview whenever they faced a medical crisis.

The real problem remains where it always has been, with unnecessary and unpopular (unless you’re a pre-teen girl perhaps) characters like the Ford brothers, along with the over exposure of others like John McBain, Todd and Starr Manning, and Rex Balsom, who top the episode counts month after month after month. But yet, instead of fixing that huge problem, they fire two backburner characters that are nothing more than supporting players in the never ending storylines featuring the airhogs mentioned above. This is reminiscent of a couple of years ago when Kathy Brier and Chris Stack were fired just so airhogs like John and Todd could featured even more often than they already were at the time.

The second bit of bad news today discussed ABC’s commitment to “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini and Head Writer Ron Carlivati, who were given two and three year contract extensions, respectively. This too is more bad news since thus far during their tenure with the show, “One Life to Live” has sucked to record low levels, where it has since remained. Granted Valentini is apparently a whiz at keeping the show under budget, but should that outweigh plummeting ratings? Apparently so. I understand that executives at the networks pay relatively little attention to the weekly Household and Total Viewer ratings categories, focusing instead on particular demographic groups, however even those have dropped to near the bottom of the ratings in recent years. The optimist may see this news as hope that “One Life to Live” will continue to live on for a at least a few more years. However the pessimist (like myself) sees it as merely an attempt by the network to get rid of the show once and for all by giving it just enough rope to hang itself.

“OLTL” needs new blood, not just the same old familiar faces that are recycled on a regular basis. Valentini has been with the show in various capacities for the past twenty-five years, while Carlivati has been on the payroll for fourteen years now. By keeping them on staff, the show continues to die a little more with each episode that airs. This makes it especially hard for loyal, longtime fans, who hate to watch the show they once loved die such a slow, painful death.

Anyway, moving on, congratulations to “Chris,” who correctly identified last time’s mystery “OLTL” guest star as jazz musician Paul Taylor.

In case you missed the clues, here they are: In 2004 this smooth-jazz musician brought his soothing saxophone sounds to Llanview when he appeared as his himself, and performed a few of his musical numbers at R.J. Gannon’s popular nightclub Capricorn.

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 mental health care professional was summoned by this Llanview doctor to help his wife back in 1972, when she was suffering from depression following the death of one of her infant sons.

So who is this mystery celebrity from the past? I’ll have the answers in the October 15th edition of My View of Llanview. Extra credit if you can tell me the name of the doctor who sought her help, along with the name of his wife. 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 October 18th. Two loved ones are reunited. A secret finally sees the light of day. A confused individual becomes a suspect. One man makes a shocking confession. Several people face off with a murderer. A certain young lady celebrates her birthday. And a hostage works to free herself and a family member from the clutches of a madman.

Well that’s concludes yet another edition of the column. I hope you enjoyed reading it as I did enjoyed writing it. Stay healthy, wealthy, and wise.

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.



AMC Recap: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Asher wants to stay focused on pulling out the rug from under Caleb. Colby worries about Asher’s involvement with JR. Caleb tells Krystal he will help Marissa fight JR for full custody of AJ.

Annie tells Scott she doesn’t want to move just yet, especially for Emma’s sake. Annie suggests throwing a party for the Chandler execs so she can mingle with and get to know the wives. While looking for Scott, JR comes across Annie in a towel that drops to the floor.

Colby suggests Damon take a little break from studying to be wild and carefree like he used to be.

Natalia asks Brot out on a date.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Madison reveals incriminating information to Liza.
  • JR hatches a plan to get Scott out of town.
  • Marissa and JR argue over her trying to get primary custody of AJ.

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




OLTL Recap: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Todd argues with Greg in the courtroom after Greg changes his story about Téa’s dying wishes. Destiny asks Dani to be honest about who she’d rather live with, Todd or Ross. Blair tells Dani and Destiny what Greg said on the stand. Blair warns Todd that he’s playing into Ross’s hands.

Inez tells Nora that Clint got the grant for James.

Rex isn’t honest when Bo questions him.

Natalie and Clint talk about her relationship with John.

Bo becomes suspicious of Clint’s intentions for helping James.

Rex connects with Natalie and both are feeling guilty about their various lies. Everything is going well for Gigi at LU and Rex is happy for her.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Destiny confronts Greg.
  • Ross turns the tables on Todd.
  • Eli learns John is still investigating him.

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










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