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

 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM ET by Errol Lewis


Aiden Turner

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Two months after it was announced that Andy Whitfield was unable to return to work on a new season of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" after he learned that his cancer had returned, Deadline.com is reporting that Starz Entertainment has narrowed their search for a replacement down to three actors – one of whom includes "All My Children" alum Aiden Turner. Turner, best known for his role as Aidan Devane on ABC's "All My Children" joins actors Stephen Amell and Liam McIntyre who are all vying for the title role in the hit Starz series, which averaged 980,000 viewers through out the course of its 13 episode first season earlier this year. 

According to Deadline, the actors will be flown to New Zealand for screen tests and to meet with the show's cast and crew. A final decision is expected as early as this week on who will take over the role.

Turner became a household name in March of this year when he joined the cast of "Dancing with the Stars" for the shows tenth season. He performed alongside Edyta Sliwinska. The duo were eliminated during the shows third week. The actor starred on "All My Children" from June 2002 through December 2009. 

Stephen Amell portrayed the role of Adam in the first season of the here! series "Dante's Cove." He was replaced in season two with actor Jon Fleming. McIntyre most recently appeared on the HBO series "The Pacific" and is best known for his role in the hit Australian series "Neighbours."

"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" will return to the airwaves with its second season in September 2011. "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena," a prequel to "Blood and Sand" debuts in January 2011.

  • All My Children
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  • Aiden Turner
  • Andy Whitfield
  • Stephen Amell
  • Liam McIntyre
  • Edyta Sliwinska
  • Jon Fleming
  • Spartacus: Blood and Sand
  • Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
  • Dante’s Cove
  • The Pacific
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    GH Recap: Monday, November 8, 2010

    Monday, November 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, November 8, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Jason and Dante prepare to ambush the Balkan in the exchange of Brenda for Siobhan. Despite Jax’s warnings to stay out of it, Carly continues to push Spinelli for more evidence of Brenda’s past. When Balkan henchmen appear with tied up Siobhan for the trade, Dante shoots before Jason gives the order.

    Patrick tries to comfort Robin in the aftermath of the fire. Patrick tells Robin she has contracted a dangerous infection that is serious given her HIV condition. Lisa makes a persuasive argument to Nikolas of her innocence.

    Matt cheers up Maxie when she mourns the loss of the home she shared with Georgie.

    Sonny learns Claire had the evidence against him thrown out and learns Claire is now under investigation by internal affairs for helping him. Ethan worries about Kristina and how will she react when she finds out they lied to her about the car bomb.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Brenda tells Jason the truth.
    • Lulu confronts Dante about his past with Brenda.
    • Luke convinces Tracy to run away to Vegas.

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




    Monday, November 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, November 8, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Ryan concludes David tried to set him up for murder and must search for evidence against Nick Pearson.

    Colby returns to Asher’s room to find him conscious and tells him that Caleb knows that he is his son. Caleb tells Erica he believes Asher was keeping his secret until he could hurt him with it. JR taunts Caleb about his relationship with Asher.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Asher tells Caleb he wants to make his life hell.
    • Ryan agrees to let Greenlee come with him to find Pearson.
    • Liza gives Jackson a warning.

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




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    Monday, November 8, 2010 at 8:41 AM ET by Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) Over and done…

    THIS WEEK ON:THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

    Deacon finds himself ousted out of rehab. On, Tuesday, November 9th, Kevin's bookie gives him a stern warning. That same day, Gloria finds herself stirring up trouble once again regarding the ones she loves. Abby decides on what to do about her relationship with Daniel. Thursday, November 11th, Billy does whatever it takes to keep Delia safe.

    The Inside Story:When It's Over, It's Over
    Victor blows Meggie out of the water when he informs her that he was very well aware of her con from the very beginning and swiftly had her drugs switched with placebos. Knowing that she's been had, Meggie tries to get out of town but is caught by Ronan, Heather and Murphy. Meanwhile, back at the rehabilitation center, Nikki sees on the computer about Victor's 'marriage' and becomes upset, turning her attentions to Deacon. Victor, on the other hand, starts to put the pieces together to realize that Meggie was the one that put Nikki back on the bender. He immediately heads over to Slidarity House but before he can even talk to Nikki about Meggie and her deceit, he once again finds her in bed with Deacon. Furious that the sight of the two of them, Victor attacks Deacon. Nikki instantly comes to Deacon's defense, stating that if Victor can marry Meggie, then she can be with Deacon. A furious Victor lets a stunned Nikki know that everything was a con and that Meggie was the one that made her fall off the wagon. Nikki quickly begs Victor to take her back, but still disgusted by the sight of her with Deacon, Victor tells her that they are over and storms out.

    A Closer Look: A Chance to Start Over
    Phyllis's relationship with Jack takes a terrible hit just as her divorce papers arrive. Not missing an opportunity to have a go at Sharon, Phyllis lets her rival know that their divorce will be final, and that she can have what she's always wanted. Later on that day, Nick tells Sharon about the divorce, which Sharon points out in knowing, courtesy of Phyllis. Putting aside the news of the divorce, Nick and Sharon spend time together looking over baby pictures of Faith. It is then that the two share their true feelings. As the two continue to grow closer, Victoria dampens the mood when she shows up with news about Nikki and Victor. Meanwhile, Sharon finds out that Adam is working Deacon's old job at Gloworm. Pleased to see her, Adam makes it a point in sharing with Sharon that he's no longer with Skye or working the Newman Fund. Sharon in turn tells him that she and Nick are working on getting back together. Nick's arrival soon ends their conversation. He tells her that after learning about the troubles of his parents relationship, he's come to realize just how much he loves her. He tells her that he wants to take her home and make love. which surprises Sharon. She soon wonders if she should go back home with him so soon, she gives in and is seduced by Nick.

    What To Watch

    • Kyle comes between Phyllis and Jack
    • Cane can't shake Blake out of his and his family's life
    • Heather gets a new assignment from the new District Attorney

    The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

    • Eric Braeden's character 'Victor Newman' will be off the canvas for a bit while Braeden takes off for a few weeks to do some vacation time.
    • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on "Y&R" during the week of November 1, 2010? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday's at 4:00 PM, EST.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 15, 2010

    • Adam's past may come back to haunt him
    • Troubles continue to plague Victor
    • Sharon and Nick continue to talk on their future

    SON ALERT BONUS: FALL AND WINTER 2010

    • The true nature of Diane's return to Genoa City is revealed
    • Sharon heads on a personal journey to New Orleans
    • Nick and Adam continue to be a thorn in her side when they decided to follow
    • Blake continues to torment Cane and threatens to reveal EVERYTHING
    • Several lives are forever changed thanks to the likes of Daisy

    "The Young and the Restless" airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



     


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    OLTL Teasers: Week of November 8 Edition

    Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore


    Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of November 8, 2010.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

    • Monday: Title Not Available — Dorian summons a meeting of the Cramer women to help keep Langston away from Ford.  Kelly admits that she has a crush on Rex.  Todd warns Nora that she needs to watch out for Inez.  Rex demands Echo spill what she knows about his parents.  Nora urges Inez to visit Clint to Todd and Téa’s party.  Todd points out that Viki and Charlie’s marriage is on the rocks.  Eddie wants his money back from James.
    • Tuesday: Title Not Available – Cole is given ten years in prison for killing Eli.  Layla and Cristian hook-up while in Paris.  Dorian hires a personal trainer for Kelly that has more than working out on the brain.  Out of spite Marty blabs the news about Natalie’s secret amino to John.  Adriana interrupts Cristian and Layla as they are on the verge of making love.  Cole breaks off his relationship with Starr.  Gigi admits she and Rex haven’t had sex in some time.
    • Wednesday: Title Not Available –  Markko tells Langston good-bye and leaves for Los Angeles.  Layla chooses to accompany Adriana on a business trip to Milan instead of spending the weekend in Paris with Cristian.  Inez and Nate are shocked to find Eddie at Ford and James’ apartment.  Gigi reaches her boiling point with Adriana and slugs her.  Cole is given some time to get his affairs in order.  John asks Natalie about the aminocentesis she recently asked Vivian to perform.  Rex tells Kelly he and Gigi haven’t slept together in awhile. 
    • Thursday: Title Not Available – Todd and Téa’s party gets underway. Clint orders Echo to keep her mouth shut unless she wants to see Rex go to prison.  Gigi, Kelly, and Starr each kiss someone who isn’t their significant other.  Marty arrives at the party also to encounter John and Marty.  Matthew gives Destiny his support.  Blair tries to comfort Starr, who remains devastated over Cole’s going to jail.  Nora makes it to clear to Inez that she shouldn’t mistake Bo’s kindness for something it’s not.   
    • Friday: Title Not Available – Langston and Ford think it’s time they had an actual relationship.  Kelly tells Rex that she lost her groove following her relationship with Joey.  James tells Starr he can’t have sex with her.  Todd and Téa’s party continues.  John dismisses Marty when she tries to give him Natalie’s amino records, which includes mention of a paternity test.  Viki backs Echo into a corner.  Echo admits she’s Rex’s mother just as he enters the room.

    “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 November 8 Edition

    Photo: ABC

    Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Quick Peeks for the Week of November 8, 2010.

    ALL MY CHILDREN: Quick Peeks

    • Monday: (Episode #10495) — Ryan realizes that David tried to set him up for his murder.  Asher tells Colby that Asher knows he’s his son.  Caleb confides in Erica that he thinks Asher was only keeping his secret so he could use it against him.  J.R. gets under Caleb’s skin. (Rated: TVPG L)
    • Tuesday: (Episode #10496) – J.R. teases and taunts Caleb.  Ryan lets Greenlee go with him to visit Pearson.  Zach overhears Kendall telling Ryan and Greenlee that she will help them get out of town.  Asher tells Colby he’s still full of anger. (Rated: TVPG L)
    • Wednesday: (Episode #10497) – Erica urges Caleb not to give up on Asher.  Ryan and Greenlee are offered use of Erica’s private plane to usher them out of Pine Valley.  Caleb informs Marissa that she should get herself a new lawyer. Asher thinks J.R. is just using him. (Rated: TVPG)
    • Thursday: (Episode #10498) — Ryan and Greenlee grow closer.  Madison agrees to go on a date with Logan.  Jesse has some questions for Kendall and Zach.  Natalia surprises Brot with a kiss. (Rated: TVPG)
    • Friday: (Episode #10499) — Colby tells Damon about her kiss with Asher.  Caleb is livid as he watches Asher make accusations on live TV.  Zach decides to help Ryan.  Erica tells Caleb she has booked him on a flight to Washington, D.C. (Rated: TVPG)

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




    OLTL Quick Peeks: Week of November 8 Edition

    Photo: ABC

    Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of November 8, 2010.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick Peeks

    • Monday: (Episode #10806) — Dorian gathers the Cramer women for an intervention.  Kelly confesses to having a little crush on Rex.  Rex orders Echo to come clean.  Todd advises Nora to keep a close eye on Inez. (Rated: TVPG L)
    • Tuesday: (Episode #10807) — Cole is sentenced to jail time for Eli’s murder.  Layla and Cristian reunite while in Paris.  Dorian hires Kelly a personal trainer.  A vengeful Marty tells John about Natalie’s secret amino. (Rated: TVPG)
    • Wednesday: (Episode #10808) — John questions Natalie.  Markko leaves Llanview to return to UCLA.  Layla chooses her career over her love for Cristian.  Inez and Nate are stunned to find Eddie staying with Ford and James. (Rated: TVPG L, S, V)
    • Thursday: (Episode #10809) — Todd and Téa host a back-from-the-dead party.  Echo is warned to keep quiet by Clint.  Gigi, Kelly, and Starr all lock lips with the wrong men.  Marty bumps in John and Natalie at the party. (Rated: TVPG L)
    • Friday: (Episode #10810) — Langston and Ford decide to try having a real relationship.  Kelly confides in Rex.  Viki forces Echo to admit that she is Rex’s mother.  James rebuffs Starr’s advances. (Rated: TVPG)

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




    GH Quick Peeks: Week of November 8 Edition

    Photo: ABC

    Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Quick Peeks for the Week of November 8, 2010.

    GENERAL HOSPITAL: Quick Peeks

    • Monday: (Episode #12179) — Carly pushes Spinelli to continue to digging up more information from Brenda’s past.  Patrick works to console Robin following the fire.  Lisa works to persuade Nik that she is innocent. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
    • Tuesday: (Episode #12180) — Brenda makes a confession.  Luke convinces Tracy to run away with him to Las Vegas.  Lulu confronts Dante regarding his time wiht Brenda.  Ethan exposes Luke’s faux heart attack ploy. (Rated: TVPG L, S, V)
    • Wednesday: (Episode #12181) — Johnny and Carly are caught plotting by Olivia.  Lucky discovers Siobhan packing for Ireland.  Luky, Tracy, Ethan, and Maya awake from their drunken stupor.  Maxie is taken aback to learn Siobhan has been working at Jake’s. (Rated: TVPG L)
    • Thursday: (Episode #12182) — Brenda and Spinelli sympathize with one another.  Robin wakes up to find Liza hovering over her with a needle.  Sonny ends his relationship with Clarie.  Lisa is cleared of suspicion with regards to the fire at Robin’s home. (Rated: TVPG L)
    • Friday: (Episode #12183) — Dante and Brenda have a secret meeting.  Lisa works to trick Patrick.  Lisa threatens to get Robin fired.  Sonny hopes their break-up will boost Claire’s career. (Rated: TVPG L)

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




    Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 3:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore


    Photo: Dpnna Svennevik/ABC

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The former “One Life to Live” starlet lands recurring roles on two primetime series.

    Sumpter, who recently went to recurring status with “OLTL” when her contract expired in July, has joined the cast of The CW’s “Gossip Girl” and the recently resurrected BET series “The Game.”

    On “Gossip Girl,” the actress will play a newcomer named Raina, who is said to be “smart and savvy.” Look for her to first air early next year. As for “The Game,” the name of her character is unknown, however she recently visited Atlanta to tape her first scenes for the show, which are also expected to air sometime in early 2011.

    Sumpter debuted on “OLTL” as Layla Williamson in 2005. Although her chose not to renew her contract, which expired July 30th, she agreed to remain on recurring status with the soap, taping scenes when needed. She was last seen on “One Life” in September, but will appear again the week of November 8th.

    Now in its fourth season, “Gossip Girl” premiered on The CW in September of 2007. The Kelsey Grammer produced series “The Game” aired on The CW from 2006-2009. Earlier this fall, the series was picked up by BET, which will begin airing new episodes of the show beginning January 11th, 2011.

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

    • One Life to Live
    • OLTL
    • Gossip Girl
    • The CW
    • Tika Sumpter
    • Layla Williamson
    • One Life
    • The Game
    • Kelsey Grammer
    • BET


      Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore


      Photo: ABC

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC announces the date when “One Life to Live” fans can expect to begin seeing episodes of the soap broadcast in 16×9 standard-definition widescreen format.

      In an update to a story we first brought you in September, the Alphabet network is planning to take the inital stages of upgrading the only regularly scheduled program on their daytime line to high-definition by year’s end.  That will come in the form of tapiing and broadcasting episodes of “OLTL” in widescreen format, meaning that the images will fill up the entire screen instead of having black bars are either side.  It will also mean improved picture quality (similar to that of a DVD), although not as crisp as high-definition. 

      “One Life to Live” began taping episodes in the new 16×9 format on Friday, October 26th, which will begin airing on Monday, December 6th.

      “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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