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


Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 8:29 PM ET by Errol Lewis

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( — After Kevin Schmidt took a leave from CBS' "The Young and the Restless" after being cast as the lead in the Cartoon Network original series "Unnatural History" earlier this year, fans began wondering what would happen to their favorite Newman offspring. In August, Soap Opera Digest announced on their website that actor Luke Kleintank had been cast in the role of Noah Newman. Now Soap Opera Network has the scoop on Noah's return.

When we last saw Noah, he had left for Paris, France with lady love Eden Gerick (Vanessa Marano) – the two had been fighting family outrage over their coupling, but upon acceptance, Eden found herself being framed for multiple crimes by Daisy Callahan. When Noah returns to Genoa City on Tuesday, September 21, it will be without Eden and his first scenes will be with mom Sharon (Sharon Case) and dad Nicholas (Joshua Morrow). Look for Noah to finally get some bonding time with his little sister Faith, and a warm welcome home from step-mom Phyllis (Michelle Stafford).

Kleintank is best known for his role as Elliot in the widely popular "Gossip Girl" television series, which airs Monday nights of The CW. In 2009, he appeared in episodes of CBS' "The Good Wife" and NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" and "Mercy."

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    Friday, September 3, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, September 3, 2010.


    JR tries to convince Tad that he is confident about the future he is making for himself and for the company.

    JR’s a little leery of all the time Colby is spending with Asher. Asher asks JR for a job. Colby tells Asher that a few friends think they make a cute couple but he makes it clear that can never happen.

    The mayor finds Liza at the party and appoints her interim DA.

    Caleb wows the crowd with his speech and announces his plans to change his last name to Cortlandt.

    Madison drowns her sorrows in alcohol when Ryan blows her off to help Greenlee. Ryan, who is in Liza’s office trying to find files, is almost caught by a security guard. David reveals to Greenlee that he overheard her plotting with Ryan. David threatens to hurt Ryan if she doesn’t get him to back off. Greenlee tells Ryan she is going to stay with David. Ryan and David start to brawl at the party. Caleb’s speech is interrupted when David comes out and collapses on the ground right in front of him.

    On the Next All My Children (Encore Presentation of 6/10/2010 Episode)…

    • Greenlee makes a confession about Erica.
    • Angie collapses.
    • Jake and Amanda get married.

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

    OLTL Recap: Friday, September 3, 2010

    Friday, September 3, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, September 3, 2010.


    Blair is undone when Eli’s charred body is brought in and the police assure John that it’s Eli.

    Starr tells Todd that she’s going to arrange a memorial service for Téa.

    Jessica reveals to Kelly that Ford’s blood type is incompatible with hers and she’ll need to get a shot to make sure the baby will be okay. Brody and Natalie commiserate about having lied to Jessica and John. Natalie reveals to Gigi that she’s afraid John will figure out the baby isn’t his.

    Kelly and Rex grow closer over the news of Eli’s death.

    Langston breaks off from a kiss with Ford. Despite his attempts to persuade her, she is unwilling to trust him again.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Jessica comes clean with Brody.
    • Dani and Jack learn of Eli’s death.
    • Natalie tells John there’s something he needs to know..

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

    GH Recap: Friday, September 3, 2010

    Friday, September 3, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, September 3, 2010.


    Dante pressures Jason and Spinelli to help prove Sonny’s self-defense plea. Johnny surprises Lucky with a job offer to work for him.

    As Sam questions Jason about Brenda, Jason realizes she is feeling insecure about Brenda’s return onto the landscape of their lives. Jason assures Sam that he loves only her always.

    Sonny and Brenda’s eyes meet just as thugs attack her.

    Robin discovers Emma’s favorite toy – tubby puppy – boiling in a beaker of hot water in her lab. Lisa tricks a fellow doctor so she can work with Patrick in surgery.

    At the country club pool, Michael reveals he still has prison issues when Kristina’s friend, Blair, starts to flirt with him.

    On the Next General Hospital (Encore Presentation of 7/23/2010 Episode)…

    • Jason gets a message from Franco.
    • Warren’s rampage at General Hospital leaves people injured.
    • Skye steals back Alcazar’s fortune.

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

    Friday, September 3, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

    Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

    ( — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of September 6, 2010.


    An encore presentation of “AMC” airs on Monday, September 6. Caleb is personally affected as he watches the grief of a particular person on Tuesday, September 7. Colby and JR take notice of Asher’s peculiar reaction to uniformed authority. Scott faces off with JR on his plans to usurp him. On Thursday, September 9, a devastated Angie learns that her days at PVH may end much sooner than she expected. Kendall burns the contents of Liza’s briefcase which lands her in a new pair of hand-cuffs on Friday, September 10.

    The Inside Story: Death Becomes Him
    On Tuesday, September 7, shockwaves spread after David is pronounced dead on the Yacht Club Terrace. Ryan, meanwhile, wakes up in David’s room with no memory of what just transpired and a wound on his hand. Jake suspects foul play in David’s demise. Accusations are made. Liza assures the mayor that she’ll do her job should Jake’s suspicions prove accurate. On Wednesday, September 8, an autopsy is performed. Liza’s search for the truth doesn’t win her fans in Pine Valley. Ryan worries about Greenlee. Natalia is surprised when Ryan informs her that he may have killed David. Madison arrives at the police station demanding answers. Colby bristles when Liza refuses to keep her recap of Ryan and David’s brawl between them. Liza shoots down Ryan’s attempt to cut a deal. Annie visits Ryan in jail on Friday, September 10. JR is surprised when Annie turns to him for help in getting Emma’s father out of his mess. David haunts someone close to him.

    All My Children News and Headlines:


    • Greenlee comes clean with Kendall and Bianca about her (and David’s) misdeeds. (Soap Opera Digest)
    • New alliances are formed as the tension between Scott and JR intensifies. (TV Listings)
    • Madison thinks she knows who is really responsible for fatally dosing David with poison. (National Enquirer)

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

    OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 6 Edition

    Friday, September 3, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

    Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

    ( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of September 6, 2010.


    Cristian and Layla discuss their future on Tuesday, September 7. Destiny offers the troubled couple advice after overhearing their conversation. Bo remains upset that Clint offered Matthew a job at Buchanan Enterprises. Matthew and Nate face off during a basketball game on Thursday, September 9. Cole spies James and Starr having a close moment, and later opens up to James, asking him to stay away from Starr so he can have a second chance with her.

    Labor Day Encore of the 07/21/10 Episode

    After they each learn that they are pregnant, both Natalie nor Jessica are sure who the fathers of their babies really are. As they leave the hospital neither sister tells the other they are pregnant. Natalie confides in Gigi, while Jessica talks to Kelly. Rex and Kelly decide to investigate Bennett Thompson in Boston. Gigi gets accepted into LU. Dani congratulates her parents after learning they are planning to get married right away. Todd and Téa make love, and she tells him appreciates him standing by her in her time of need. Dani talks to Greg about a new cancer cure she found online. Viki and Charlie decide that their plan to reunite David and Dorian backfired, and decide to head to the Caribbean for a much needed vacation.

    The Inside Story: Painful Confessions

    Brody and Jessica view a sonogram of her baby on Tuesday, September 7. Unable to bare the guilt any longer, Jessica makes a confession about her prom night encounter with Ford. Meanwhile, Natalie admits to John that there is something he needs to know. On Wednesday, September 8, Jessica goes on to remind Brody that, at the time, she thought she was still seventeen. Afterward, Brody pays Ford a not-so-friendly visit when he slams him up against a wall and threatens to kill him. Langston arrives for her creative writing class at LU, only to learn that Ford is longer teaching it. Marty send well wishes to John and Natalie, who also see the first sonogram of her baby. By Thursday, September 9, Natalie learns that Brody may not be the father of Jessica’s baby. Brody continues his assault on Ford, going as far as accusing him of taking advantage of Jessica. When Brody doubts that he can keep quiet much longer, Natalie reminds him of what all is at stake. Ford tells Jessica about his run-in with Brody, and is upset that Langston witnessed the encounter and now knows that he slept with Jessica. Later, Langston confides in Starr. And, believing it’s all over between him and Langston, Ford changes his mind about teaching the writing class at LU on Friday, September 10.

    A Closer Look: Guilt Trip

    Todd lets Dani and Jack know that Eli died, and later he and Blair bond over their all-too-brief marriages on Tuesday, September 7. Greg has something to say to Todd regarding Téa. Rex bumps into Kelly as she is about to spread her mother’s ashes. John informs Marty that the authorities in Tahiti have officially pronounced Eli dead. Greg nearly makes a confession to Todd when he receives a cryptic text message warning him to keep quiet. Still grieving for Téa, Todd asks Marty how she got over Patrick’s death on Wednesday, September 8. After Todd leaves, Marty receives a visit from Greg, who says that he needs to get something off of his chest. John warns Todd that Ross may be on his way back to Llanview. Dani gets a strange text message on Thursday, September 9. Meanwhile, Greg unburdens himself to Marty, all the while remaining vague and cryptic. After the session, he receives a mysterious phone call. On Friday, September 10, Todd admits to Dani that he lied to her about Ross. Greg returns to the hospice center and is shocked by what, or rather who, he finds waiting for him there. And Dani tells Nate that she thinks Ross sent her the text message.

    One Life to Live News and Headlines:


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

    Friday, September 3, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

    Photo: Patrick Wymore/ABC

    ( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of September 6, 2010.


    An encore presentation of “GH” airs on Monday, September 6. Matt calls Maxie out on her remorse over Spinelli. Kristina and Carly get some insight into Michael’s continued turmoil on Tuesday, September 7. Michael overreacts when the topic of sex comes up at Dante and Lulu’s place. On Wednesday, September 8, Lulu confronts Nikolas over his new alliance with Brook Lynn. Nikolas recruits Alexis. A charmed Nikolas tutors Brook Lynn on proper etiquette. Lucky makes an unusually vulnerable Tracy a promise on Thursday, September 9. Lucky assumes the identity of Ronan O’Reilly, the Balkan’s hired assassin, at Interpol’s request.

    The Inside Story: Seperate Lives
    Dante, Spinelli and Jason agree to work together for Sonny’s sake. Sonny and Brenda take refuge together after he rescues her from the Balkan’s thugs. Murphy, having also escaped the kidnapping attempt, asks Suzanne about the man Brenda ran off with. Brenda tells Sonny about her fiancé. Sonny tells Brenda why he’s on the run. On Wednesday, September 8, Brenda advises Sonny to return to Port Charles to face the music – for the sake of his children. Jason doubts his ability to get Sonny out of his latest jam. Sam overhears Jason asking Spinelli to get him a detail on Brenda. Dante learns Sonny is headed back to Port Charles. Jason suspects Ronnie set Sonny up. Johnny’s vendetta against Sonny continues to be an obstacle for Johnny and Olivia. Sonny explains himself to Dante after turning himself into the PCPD. Jason and Dante set out to prove Ronnie set up Sonny. The pair get the evidence they’ve been looking for. A concerned Suzanne pleads with Brenda to return to the U.S. Brenda is grabbed by two thugs on Friday, September 10.

    A Closer Look: Paying the Price
    Robin’s rage spills over when she publically confronts Lisa after finding Emma’s favorite toy boiling in a lab bleaker. Steve has no choice but to suspend Robin on Tuesday, September 7. Lisa subtly disparages Robin to Maya as Steve listens in. Patrick is crushed when Robin leaves their home with Emma. Robin agrees to go along with Patrick’s scheme to make sure Lisa’s threat to their daughter is eliminated. Lisa is hopeful that the object of her affection is now available. Maxie helps the Drake’s move forward with their plan by “accidentally” clueing Lisa in to their location. On Thursday, September 9, Lisa spies Patrick and Robin in a nasty fight at the park. Patrick and Robin pray that their plan is working.

    General Hospital News and Headlines:


    • Carly accuses Jax of thinking of Brenda while making love with her. (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, September 3, 2010 at 1:30 AM ET by Angela Rosa

    Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

    ( — The devil gets his due … or does he?

    In the September 14, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Digest, “All My Children” Co-Head Writers David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski report that Emmy-winner Vincent Irizarry is out as David Hayward, a role the actor has played off and on for the better part of the last 13 years.

    Normally news of the exit of Pine Valley’s finest bad boy would upset the masses – but online fans are savvy to the way of their daytime dramas and many smell something fishy. “AMC” and sister-soap “One Life to Live” (Florencia Lozano’s character Tea recently died at the hands of an evil menace) are now both running stories – and releasing actor exit announcements – that have some online fans questioning if these lethal exits are just well orchestrated rating ploys. These fans suspect both David and Tea will both return from the dead in due time and that their revivals will have been in the cards all along.

    We’ll keep you updated. Either way, Dr. Hayward kicks the bucket in style this Friday on “AMC.” Friday won’t be the last we’ll see of David’s brand of bad, though - he’ll pop up as a ghost next week. Irizarry, meanwhile, is keeping busy. The talented actor recently landed a guest-role on an episode of CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles.” The episode will air this fall.

    Update (Sept. 4): Today on his Official Fan Page on Facebook, Rachel Anderson – who appears to run the page – reported that Irizarry is in the middle of contract negotiations and his current story was created in part to deal with the results of those negotiations. Anderson passed on this note from the actor himself, “if I do return to AMC, it will be in greater part because of this wonderful outpouring from all of you who love the show and David as much as I do.” While this adds to the drama (by chance … or on purpose), and confirms fan speculation that David’s demise was created as a less than permanent ratings ploy – it also puts fans more on edge than ever about the ultimate fate of Hayward and Irizarry in Pine Valley.

    In other casting news, Susan Lucci, who plays the one and only Erica Kane, returns with Walt Willey, who plays Jackson Montgomery (one of Erica’s many men), to tape at “AMC” next week. Lucci has been on an extended summer vacation since June which has allotted alter-ego Erica and her main man Jackson a nearly 3-month long pre-wedding honeymoon sail around the world. Erica and Jack return to Pine Valley on Wednesday, October 6. Upon their returns, look for Erica to continue to be entangled with Caleb (Michael Nouri); while Jackson gets pulled into Mrs. Hayward’s (Rebecca Budig) major legal woes.

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. “AMC” also airs 24/7 online at

    Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

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    ( — Kristine Sutherland, best known to audiences as Sarah Michelle Gellar’s clueless mum Joyce Summers on The WB/UPN hit “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997-2003), has been cast in the recurring role of a new Dean at Llanview University, and will factor into at least one of the soap’s upcoming fall storylines. 

    Look for the actress to first air on Friday, September 17th when Langston puts her plan to get Ford fired from his teaching job at LU in motion.  And, with so many characters hanging around the campus in the coming months, it is likely not the last we will being seeing of the new Dean either.

    In addition to “Buffy,” Sutherland also appeared in the 1989 film “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” along with guest spots on “Remington Steele,” “Easy Street,” and “Providence.”

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

    Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 10:15 PM ET by Xavier Toups

    Photo: CBS

    ( — Ratings Report for the Week of August 23 – 27, 2010.


    Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

    Ratings for the week August 23-27, 2010

    (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

    Total Viewers
    1. Y&R 5,040,000 (-254,000/+78,000)
    2. B&B 3,106,000 (-277,000/-121,000)
    3. GH 2,516,000 (-107,000/+115,000)
    4. DAYS 2,475,000 (-50,000/-286,000)
    5. ATWT 2,360,000 (-124,000/-37,000)
    6. AMC 2,326,000 (-57,000/+118,000)
    7. OLTL 2,264,000 (+48,000/-15,000)

    1. Y&R 3.5/12 (-.1/same)
    2. B&B 2.2/7 (-.2/-.1)
    3. GH 1.8/6 (-.1/same)
    3. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.3) <- ties low rating (8th straight week)
    5. ATWT 1.7/6 (same/same)
    5. AMC 1.7/6 (-.1/same) <- ties low rating (Last time: August 31 – September 4, 2009)
    5. OLTL 1.7/6 (same/-.1)

    Women 18-49 Viewers
    1. Y&R 1,052,000 (-52,000/+24,000)
    2. GH 847,000 (-36,000/+40,000)
    3. DAYS 758,000 (+12,000/-119,000)
    4. OLTL 641,000 (-25,000/-40,000)
    5. AMC 590,000 (-23,000/-18,000)
    6. B&B 582,000 (-103,000/-59,000)
    7. ATWT 499,000 (-54,000/-24,000)

    Women 18-49 Rating
    1. Y&R 1.6/11 (-.1/same)
    2. GH 1.3/8 (same/+.1)
    3. DAYS 1.1/8 (same/-.3)
    4. OLTL 1.0/6 (same/same)
    5. B&B 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1) <- ties low rating (Last time: June 21-25, 2010)
    5. AMC 0.9/6 (same/same)
    7. ATWT 0.8/5 (same/same)

    Girls 12-17 Viewers
    1. Y&R 42,000 (-27,000/+8,000)
    2. ATWT 41,000 (-15,000/+27,000)
    3. GH 35,000 (-3,000/-17,000)
    4. B&B 31,000 (-5,000/+14,000)
    5. OLTL 28,000 (+2,000/-7,000)
    6. AMC 18,000 (-6,000/+5,000)
    7. DAYS 11,000 (-4,000/-34,000)

    Women 18-34 Rating
    1. Y&R 1.0/7 (same/-.1)
    2. DAYS 0.9/6 (same/same)
    3. GH 0.8/5 (-.1/-.1)
    4. OLTL 0.6/4 (same/-.3) <- ties low rating (5th straight week)
    5. AMC 0.5/4 (-.1/-.3) <- ties low rating (Last time: August 18-22, 2008)
    5. ATWT 0.5/3 (-.1/same)
    5. B&B 0.5/3 (-.1/-.1)

    Men 18+ Viewers
    1. Y&R 1,221,000 (+33,000/+80,000)
    2. B&B 691,000 (-16,000/+21,000)
    3. DAYS 501,000 (-27,000/-64,000)
    4. ATWT 471,000 (+17,000/-1,000)
    5. AMC 426,000 (-71,000/-37,000)
    6. GH 425,000 (-70,000/+13,000)
    7. OLTL 389,000 (-24,000/-15,000)


    Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

    Monday: 1.8/2,389,000
    Tuesday: 1.7/2,219,000
    Wednesday: 1.8/2,404,000
    Thursday: 1.7/2,312,000
    Friday: 1.7/2,305,000

    Monday: 1.8/2,569,000
    Tuesday: 1.7/2,385,000
    Wednesday: 1.7/2,282,000
    Thursday: 1.6/2,181,000
    Friday: 1.6/2,383,000

    Monday: 2.4/3,450,000
    Tuesday: 2.2/3,114,000
    Wednesday: 2.2/2,953,000
    Thursday: 2.1/3,042,000
    Friday: 2.1/2,969,000

    Monday: 1.7/2,413,000
    Tuesday: 1.8/2,507,000
    Wednesday: 1.8/2,446,000
    Thursday: 1.9/2,690,000
    Friday: 1.7/2,317,000

    Monday: 1.8/2,533,000
    Tuesday: 1.8/2,511,000
    Wednesday: 1.9/2,586,000
    Thursday: 1.8/2,460,000
    Friday: 1.8/2,492,000

    Monday: 1.7/2,352,000
    Tuesday: 1.8/2,312,000
    Wednesday: 1.6/2,205,000
    Thursday: 1.6/2,308,000
    Friday: 1.6/2,144,000

    Monday: 3.7/5,173,000
    Tuesday: 3.6/5,175,000
    Wednesday: 3.4/4,838,000
    Thursday: 3.6/5,030,000
    Friday: 3.3/4,983,000


    For the SEASON September 21, 2009 through August 29, 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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