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


OLTL Teasers: Week of September 13 Edition

Monday, September 13 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

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( — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of September 13, 2010.


  • Monday: Title Not Available — Todd and Dani grow closer after he admits that he lied to her about Ross.  Greg is shocked to find Eli at the hospice center when he returns.  Layla tells Cristian that she thinks they can make a long-distance retlationship work.  Vivian has a rather personal question for Destiny and Darren.  Jessica thinks Brody doesn’t want to marry her now that he knows the truth.  Natalie is surprised when John doubts that Eli is really dead.
  • Tuesday: Title Not Available – Ross shows up on Todd’s doorstep.  Greg checks Eli over and finds a subdural hematoma.  Kelly hires Rex to find David for Dorian.  Gigi tells Rex about her horrible first day of college.  Kelly forces Dorian to get back out among the people.  Layla asks Cristian to extend their engagement by a year.  Clint fills Inez in on the Buchanan’s history with Nora. 
  • Wednesday: Title Not Available – Todd is suspicious when Ross shows him a copy of Téa’s will.  Eli lays out his plans to Greg.  Bo and Nora share a tense dessert with Clint and Inez.  Renee allows John and Natalie to search Eli’s room.  Blair asks Dorian a favor.  Kelly and Dorian role play, with Kelly getting more than she bargined for.
  • Thursday: Title Not Available – Natalie uncovers some DNA evidence and informs John.  Brody and Jessica reaffirm their love and look toward the future.  Langston lures Ford into her trap with a kiss.  John reminds Ross that the will must still be probated.  Gigi thinks Kelly wants Rex for herself.  James promises Cole he is a man of his word.
  • Friday: Title Not Available – At Téa’s memorial service, the tension mounts between Todd and Ross.  Eli again threatens Greg.  Dani confides her feelings to Nate.  Langston gets Ford fired from his teaching job.  John and Natalie learn that Eli’s “body” is missing.  Natalie wonders how they’ll be able to prove their hunch.

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AMC Quick Peeks: Week of September 13 Edition

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Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

( — “All My Children” Quick Peeks for the Week of September 13, 2010.


  • Monday: (Episode #10456) — Liza reaches a decision.  Marissa and Krystal want to help A.J.  Questions surface regarding Asher’s résumé. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10457) — Annie discovers A.J. hiding.  Angie’s loved ones rally around her.  Caleb is questioned by Krystal about Erica. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10458) — Madison hints that she knows who posioned David.  Amanda and Bianca discuss their sorrows.  Liza believes she knows who the murderer is. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10459) — J.R.’s press release could negatively impact Scott.  Annie schedules a meeting.  Tad interrogates Caleb regarding his time with Krystal. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday: (Episode #10460) — Caleb has a tempting offer for Caleb.  Annie wonders about J.R.’s true motives.  Marissa opens up to Krystal. (Rated: TVPG)

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OLTL Quick Peeks: Week of September 13 Edition

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Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of September 13, 2010.


  • Monday: (Episode #10768) — Todd makes an admission to Dani.  Greg finds Eli waiting for him when he returns to the hospice center.  Layla asks something of Cristian. (Rated: TVPG V)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10769) — Ross has surprising news for Todd and Dani.  Greg makes a diagnosis while examining Eli.  Rex receives a job offer from Kelly while Gigi tells him about her bad day. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10770) — Ross presents Todd with Téa’s will.  Eli clues Greg in on his plans.  Bo and Nora share dessert with Clint and Inez. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10771) — Natalie finds her some DNA evidence.  Brody and Jessica discuss their future together.  Langston and Ford lock lips. (Rated: TVPG S)
  • Friday: (Episode #10772) — The tension builds between Todd and Ross.  Eli puts the screws to Greg.  Dani talks to Nate. (Rated: TVPG)

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GH Quick Peeks: Week of September 13 Edition

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Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

( — “General Hospital” Quick Peeks for the Week of September 13, 2010.


  • Monday: (Episode #12140) — Brenda arrives at a decision regarding her relationship with Murphy.  Sonny and Johnny forge a truce thanks to Jason and Dante.  Ethan and Kristina share a warm moment. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #12141) — Carly accuses Jax of thinking of Brenda while they are intimate.  Sam shares her fears with Maxie.  Johnny makes changes to his statement. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #12142) — Patrick and Robin talk about their plan.  Carly and Lulu’s warnings are disregarded by Nik.  Michael is lured into a figh with Kiefer’s friend. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Thursday: (Episode #12143) — Brenda remembers her past loves.  Lucky takes on a new persona.  Dante questions Michael about his time in prison. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Friday: (Episode #12144) — Jason is invited to the gala by Brenda.  Lisa overhears Patrick make an admission to Maxie.  Jax and Carly bond. (Rated: TVPG L)

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One Life at a Glance: September 13 Edition

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Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

( — At the hospice, Greg gets a shocking surprise this week on “One Life to Live.”







Will Todd believe Ross’ claim regarding Dani?



  • Monday:  (Episode 201041/4341/41) – Jessica worries that Brody doesn’t want to marry her.  Cristian wants to marry Layla right away.  John still has suspicions about Eli.
  • Tuesday: (Episode 201042/4342/42) – Todd presses Ross about his connections to Eli’s reign of terror.  Kelly offers Rex a job to help Dorian.  Téa’s will is revealed.
  • Wednesday: (Episode 201043/4343/43) – John apprehends Ross.  Dorian doesn’t like what she hears from Bo and Nora, and then she slugs Kelly.  John and Natalie search for DNA evidence.
  • Thursday: (Episode 201044/4344/44) – Brody may agree to keep his one-night stand with Natalie a secret.  Langston may give Ford another chance.  Natalie tells John about her DNA find.
  • Friday: (Episode 201045/4345/45) – Dani opens up to Nate.  Natalie and John get news from Tahiti about Eli.  Langston may get Ford fired from his teaching job.

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Season 2010

Big Returns this October on ‘AMC’

Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

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( — Who's coming (back) to Pine Valley next month?

Erica Kane and Jackson Montgomery return to "All My Children" on Wednesday, October 6, as previously reported by Soap Opera Network. Susan Lucci and Walt Willey have been off-screen since July 14. Look for Jackson to be there for his daughter Greenlee (Rebecca Budig), who finds herself as the prime suspect in the murder of her husband, Dr. David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry). Erica, meanwhile, will join Caleb (Michael Nouri) in the battle for Chandler/Cortlandt.

Rick Pasqualone appears on two upcoming episodes on "AMC." His character, Charles Michaelson, will briefly be Greenlee's lawyer of choice. The voice actor who started his career as a day player on "AMC" has also appeared on "Desperate Housewives," "NCIS" and "Without a Trace." Pasqualone appears on "AMC" on Thursday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 6.

"Guiding Light" alum Jeff Phillips joins the cast of the ABC soap on Wednesday, October 13 as Nick Pearson. Despite ex-wife Greenlee taking over Ryan's (Cameron Mathison) current status as the prime suspect in David's murder, Ryan will continue to investigate his part in David's murder. Philips, best known for his role as the original Hart Jessup on "GL," is slated to air in at least six episodes.

Thorsten Kaye returns to "AMC" as Zach Slater on Friday, October 22 for what a show representative calls a length of time to be determined. In August, Co-Head Writers David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski initially reported that the actor "is slated to return for a much longer period of time in October/November," referring to the Kaye's brief four episode return stint in August. Swajeski and Kreizman report that fans can expect a "very romantic" arc for the beleaguered and popular pairing of Zach and Kendall (Alicia Minshew).

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    Friday, September 10, 2010 at 10:52 PM ET by Scotty Gore

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    ( — Despite being shot and burned alive, Elijah Clarke makes a not-so-surprising return from the dead next week on "One Life to Live," begging the question that fans have long been asking, "Does anyone ever stay dead on this show?"

    Even though the character, portrayed by "Old Navy" spokesperson Matt Walton, only died a few weeks ago, his reign of terror is far from over. Viewers tuning in to Friday's episode were left with the assumption that it was another presumed dead character, Téa Delgado (played by Florencia Lozano), that had summoned Dr. Gregory Evans (Terell Tilford) back to the hospice center in St. Kitts. However, expect it to be revealed on Monday's episode that Eli is alive and (somewhat) well, and continuing to pull at Greg's strings. But it's only the beginning. Look for Eli to continue wrecking havoc with the lives of numerous Llanview citizens in the coming weeks, as well as making an unusual request to someone he's presently blackmailing.  

    For those of you keeping track, the Eli reveal is thing that "happens in the first five minutes of Monday's episode," which was recently teased in an article on As for the "other bomb" they are referring to, we'll never tell.

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      Friday, September 10, 2010 at 10:10 PM ET by Scotty Gore

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      ( — It appears that reports of Téa Delgado's untimely passing have been greatly exaggerated. In what has possibly been one of ABC Daytime's worst kept secrets, Florencia Lozano returns to "One Life to Live" despite the fact that she never really left.

      While going all out for the shock factor with the "death" of one of the soap's "major" characters, "One Life" would have been wise to have done a better job of covering their tracks. Not only was Ms. Lozano spotted by fans and photographers frequently entering and exiting the soap's studios around the time that her character succumbed to her deadly brain tumor (which would make for an awful lot of ghost scenes, were that to be the case), but the actress herself was rather coy regarding her future with the show in a Wednesday, September 8 interview posted on The New York Times website about her new off-Broadway play "underneathmybed." 

      Giving only a "sly smile" when asked if she was finished with "One Life," Lozano didn't refute rumors that there is more to Téa's death which, in true soap opera fashion occurred off-screen, than meets the eye.  However, New York Times reporter Patrick Healy (who interviewed the soap star) was somewhat more candid, reminding us that "Téa who married the show’s rakish antihero four times, is now officially dead, but her body has mysteriously disappeared, and the first rule of a soap death is that anything can happen." 

      And, if that wasn't enough to cast doubt on the reports that the beloved "OLTL" heroine was dead, consider the fact that none of her fellow cast members seemed surprised or suspicious when the actress recently returned to the set.  In fact, according to Healy, "Dozens of stylish dresses and pantsuits marked 'Téa' remained in the wardrobe department."  Which would seem odd for a character that is supposed to be dead.

      Furthermore it should be noted that, while other media outlets were proclaiming that Téa was dead and Lozano was no longer a part of the cast, Soap Opera Network remained largely silent on the issue, which we regarded as irrelevant.

      So, if Téa really isn't dead, then when can fans expect to see the character again? That remains to be seen, but we here at Soap Opera Network  suspect that Téa's "return from the dead" will tie in with Roger Howarth's reappearance on the "One Life" canvas later this fall.  All we can say is stay tuned. 

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        Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8:46 PM ET by Xavier Toups

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        ( — It may not be the jump that ABC wanted, but after three weeks since returning to “General Hospital,” Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo is helping the soap climb up the charts by increasing viewership week-to-week and year-to-year. Meanwhile, “Days of our Lives” continues to lose viewers and “One Life to Live” is barely able to hold off “As The World Turns” in viewers, while tying the canceled soap for last place in households. Interestingly, fans tuned in to see what they could expect from “One Life” only to tune back out until Friday.

        Ratings for the Week of August 30 – September 3, 2010:

        (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

        Total Viewers
        1. Y&R 4,973,000 (-67,000/+173,000)
        2. B&B 3,144,000 (+38,000/-116,000)
        3. GH 2,660,000 (+144,000/+203,000)
        4. DAYS 2,443,000 (-32,000/-269,000)
        5. AMC 2,420,000 (+94,000/+140,000)
        6. OLTL 2,375,000 (+111,000/+21,000)
        7. ATWT 2,368,000 (+8,000/-30,000)

        1. Y&R 3.5/12 (same/same)
        2. B&B 2.2/8 (same/-.2)
        3. GH 1.9/6 (+.1/same)
        4. AMC 1.8/6 (+.1/+.1)
        4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.2) <- ties low rating (9th staight week)
        6. ATWT 1.7/6 (same/-.1)
        6. OLTL 1.7/6 (same/same)

        Women 18-49 Viewers
        1. Y&R 1,012,000 (-40,000/+23,000)
        2. GH 881,000 (+34,000/+46,000)
        3. DAYS 678,000 (-80,000/-94,000)
        4. OLTL 657,000 (+16,000/-19,000)
        5. B&B 637,000 (+55,000/+6,000)
        6. AMC 593,000 (+3,000/-24,000)
        7. ATWT 536,000 (+37,000/+59,000)

        Women 18-49 Rating
        1. Y&R 1.5/10 (-.1/same) <- ties low rating (Last time: August 31 – September 4, 2009)
        2. GH 1.3/9 (same/same)
        3. DAYS 1.0/7 (-.1/-.2)
        3. OLTL 1.0/7 (same/same)
        3. B&B 1.0/6 (+.1/same)
        6. AMC 0.9/6 (same/same)
        7. ATWT 0.8/5 (same/+.1)

        Girls 12-17 Viewers
        1. Y&R 49,000 (+7,000/+17,000)
        2. GH 42,000 (+7,000/-3,000)
        3. ATWT 37,000 (-4,000/+10,000)
        4. B&B 33,000 (+2,000/+11,000)
        5. OLTL 26,000 (-2,000/-7,000)
        6. AMC 14,000 (-4,000/-1,000)
        7. DAYS 9,000 (-2,000/-10,000)

        Women 18-34 Rating
        1. Y&R 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1)
        1. GH 0.9/6 (+.1/+.1)
        3. DAYS 0.8/5 (-.1/-.1)
        4. B&B 0.6/4 (+.1/-.1)
        4. OLTL 0.6/4 (same/-.2) <- ties low rating (6th straight week)
        6. AMC 0.5/4 (same/-.3) <- ties low rating (2nd straight week)
        6. ATWT 0.5/3 (same/-.1)

        Men 18+ Viewers
        1. Y&R 1,123,000 (-98,000/+25,000)
        2. B&B 673,000 (-18,000/-29,000)
        3. DAYS 553,000 (+52,000/+18,000)
        4. GH 503,000 (+78,000/+76,000)
        5. AMC 471,000 (+45,000/+24,000)
        6. ATWT 460,000 (-11,000/-30,000)
        7. OLTL 448,000 (+59,000/+43,000)


        Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

        Monday: 1.8/2,405,000
        Tuesday: 1.8/2,424,000
        Wednesday: 1.8/2,330,000
        Thursday: 1.9/2,484,000
        Friday: 1.8/2,458,000

        Monday: 1.7/2,436,000
        Tuesday: 1.7/2,436,000
        Wednesday: 1.8/2,467,000
        Thursday: 1.8/2,378,000
        Friday: 1.6/2,125,000

        Monday: 2.3/3,260,000
        Tuesday: 2.2/3,114,000
        Wednesday: 2.4/3,328,000
        Thursday: 2.3/3,144,000
        Friday: 2.0/2,873,000

        Monday: 2.0/2,730,000
        Tuesday: 1.8/2,480,000
        Wednesday: 1.7/2,406,000
        Thursday: 1.7/2,276,000
        Friday: 1.8/2,325,000

        Monday: 2.1/2,972,000
        Tuesday: 1.9/2,626,000
        Wednesday: 1.9/2,567,000
        Thursday: 1.9/2,761,000
        Friday: 1.8/2,375,000

        Monday: 1.8/2,523,000
        Tuesday: 1.7/2,354,000
        Wednesday: 1.7/2,221,000
        Thursday: 1.7/2,367,000
        Friday: 1.8/2,412,000

        Monday: 3.6/5,333,000
        Tuesday: 3.4/4,972,000
        Wednesday: 3.7/5,122,000
        Thursday: 3.4/4,786,000
        Friday: 3.2/4,654,000


        For the SEASON September 21, 2009 through September 5, 2010

        1. Y&R 3.7
        2. B&B 2.4
        3. DAYS 2.2
        4. GH 2.1
        5. AMC 2.0
        6. OLTL 1.9
        7. ATWT 1.8

        Women 18-49 Rating
        1. Y&R 1.9
        2. GH 1.5
        3. DAYS 1.4
        4. B&B 1.1
        4. OLTL 1.1
        6. AMC 1.0
        7. ATWT 0.9


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          Friday, September 10, 2010 at 6:24 PM ET by Errol Lewis

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          ( — Not even two months has gone by since Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo returned to the set of ABC's "General Hospital," in what is reportedly an expensive contract lasting two years, when word comes out that the soap is about to lose some key cast members thanks to a dent in the pockets. If we are to believe Soap Opera Digest, we can expect several actors to be getting a pink slip in the near future as the magazine is reporting that the soap is facing budget cuts.

          In its newest issue, Digest says "rumors are swirling that another round of budget cuts will result in several heads rolling this fall." With news that Leslie Charleson, who has portrayed the role of Monica Quartermaine for over 30 years was out of a contract, it doesn't come as a surprise that more actors could be on their way out as well. When pressed for comment, an ABC representative would only say "we do not comment."

          So who do you think "GH" could afford to lose? Just remember that in addition to Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Laura Wright and Kelly Monaco are the stars of the show, so don't expect any of them to lose their jobs.

          Side Note: Is it just me or are we hearing that the ABC soaps are facing budget cuts every year right around this time? There's going to come a point where these supposed budget cuts won't be enough to pay for the light bill or the food brought in for lunch, much less a cast members' mortgage. As a reminder, in the spring of 2009, ABC spent $3 million on upgrading the shows production facilities to HD which has not helped the show bring in new viewers nor has the return of Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo as Brenda Barrett, but I'm not the Executive Producer or President of a network, so what do I know? Except spending money doesn't always make money and "GH" sure does spend a lot with no pay off.

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