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


Friday, November 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

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( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of November 15, 2010.


Jason and Sam grow closer on Tuesday, November 16. Matt reaches out to Robin for assistance in winning over Maxie. Johnny is frustrated by Olivia’s refusal to believe him about his relationship with Carly. Jason gives Michael advice. Siobhan tells Jason what she remembers about her time in captivity. Jason and Spinelli look into what the name “Jack” means to the Balkan. Lulu and Siobhan get to know each other. Lucky questions why Siobhan is fighting what they have. Elizabeth meets Siobhan on Wednesday, November 17. Lucky sets some boundaries for Elizabeth. Lisa tells Patrick she’ll give him what he wants for a price. On Thursday, November 18, Robin refuses to continue being Lisa’s victim. Maxie catches Lisa in the act. Johnny covers for a surprised Lisa.

The Inside Story: The Past & the Present
Brenda makes a confession to Dante concerning their past on Monday, November 15. Dante confides in Michael. Sonny and Dante can’t stop thinking about Brenda. Carly is poised to spill that Brenda and Dante slept together. Carly and Brenda clash. Dante admits to Sonny that he knew Brenda in 2007. Claire and Sonny remain torn about their future after more truths come to light. Brenda and Sonny share a flashback. Claire tells Sonny to follow his heart … back to Brenda. Michael warns Jason that his mother needs to be stopped. Jason presses Carly to drop her vendettas. Carly tells Jason about Brenda and Dante on Thursday, November 18. Jason and Suzanne realize there is really something between Brenda and Dante. Luke becomes concerned after overhearing Carly’s chat with Lulu. Brenda and Sonny admit their true feelings for each other to others. On Friday, November 19, Brenda and Sonny both end up in Sonny’s old apartment over Luke’s club.

A Closer Look: Love & Marriage
On Monday, November 15, a speechless Luke and Tracy find Maya and Ethan in the afterglow of love-making. The Vegas annulment lawyer with Tracy and Luke informs the group that an annulment is now off the table. Ethan is pleased with the turn of events. Later, Edward offers the newlyweds $1 million if they can stay married for an entire year. Ethan and Maya accept Edward’s challenge. Luke, meanwhile, is forced to accept Tracy’s draconian terms for a Christmas wedding on Thursday, November 18.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 2:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore

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( — Could “One Life to Live” be on the verge of getting a new opening? Erika Slezak (Viki) discusses the possibility in her latest online fan club newsletter.

In the November edition of her newsletter Slezak was asked by her fan club president Walter Miller if she had shot any new pictures for “OLTL’s” opening sequence, which hasn’t been overhauled since 2004. Although the longtime vet stated that she hadn’t, she did hint at the fact that a new or updated opening may be in the offing for the ABC soap.

According to Slezak, “I think Frank [Valentini] is doing a new opening, but I’m not sure whether he is going to replace pictures. You know what? It all costs money.”

So perhaps “OLTL” will go the “General Hospital” route and get a somewhat revamped opening sequence (updated graphics and pictures with the same music). Or at the very least it appears that, if nothing else, we can expect an updated opening with new contract cast members added and the removal of those no longer on the show.

On a related note, the six-time Daytime Emmy winner reveals that Valentini is apparently finally making good on his promise to film new bumpers for every contract cast member, stating that, while she hasn’t taped one yet, “we’re going to be shooting those.”

In addition, Slezak also notes that her co-star Brian Kerwin (Charlie) will be taking a hiatus from “One Life to Live” from mid-December through the end of January to perform in a play in San Diego. However, Charlie fans shouldn’t fear because Slezak notes that he will pre-tape additional scenes before he leaves for the West Coast, as well as post-tape scenes when he returns to the set.

Lastly, she confirms that she recently had a pre-cancerous lesion removed from her forehead, hence Viki’s explanation to Dorian in a recent scene on the show about why she had a band-aid over her eye.

To read more of Slezak’s latest newsletter, including her comments on some of her upcoming storylines, click here.

In other news…

James Saito plays Judge Lee on January 3rd and 4th.

Upcoming airdates for Josh Wesley Shipp (Eddie) in the coming weeks include November 24th, 29th, and 30th, as well as December 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 17th. Also look for Nic Robuck (James) on November 24th and 30th as well as December 1st and 2nd, among other dates.

Kassie DePaiva (Blair) had nothing but good things to do about her day working with Kourtney Kardashian on set, tweeting “Kourtney is really sweet…and she is beautiful too! David [Fumero] and I had a good time working with Kourtney. She worked really hard and I think her fans will love her debut as a daytime diva. She was a delight.”

“OLTL” Music Director Paul Glass tweets that the song Kelley Missal (Dani) sung during the November 11th episode “is not commercially available.”

And Brittany Underwood (Langston) comments that she was on set Thursday, as were David A. Gregory (Ford) and Nic Robuck (James), and posted this picture of the guys relaxing in her and co-star Kristen Alderson‘s (Starr) dressing room.

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    Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 9:15 PM ET by Errol Lewis

    Aiden Turner

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    ( — As previously reported, Aiden Turner,  Stephen Amell and Liam McIntyre were up for the role of Spartacus in the Starz original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" after series star Andy Whitfield was unable to return to work on the shows second season when he learned his cancer had returned. Now is reporting that neither of the actors vying for the part got the role.

    The decision comes as a surprise after the network went through all that trouble in flying all three to New Zealand to screen test and meet with the shows cast and crew. 

    Despite no actor being offered the role, however, Deadline says that Starz has opted to hold onto McIntyre, while releasing Amell and Turner. The networks decision to hold onto McIntyre theoretically means he will eventually land the role, but according to reporter Nellie Andreeva, Starz is still looking into all options including the possibility of ending the series or bringing in someone entirely new.

    Whitfield was diagnosed with Stage 1 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in early March when "Spartacus" was in pre-production, but was in remission and training hard for the series' second season. In September, Starz announced that the actor was advised by his doctors to immediately resume aggressive treatment for a recurrence of cancer, which caused him to drop out of 'Spartacus.'

    "It's with a deep sense of disappointment that I must step aside from such an exceptional project as 'Spartacus' and all the wonderful people involved. It seems that it is time for myself and my family to embark on another extraordinary journey. Thank you sincerely for the support so far," said Whitfield at the time.

    "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" averaged 980,000 viewers through out the course of its 13 episode first season earlier this year. 

    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" is scheduled to 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.

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      AMC Recap: Thursday, November 11, 2010

      Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

      ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, November 11, 2010.


      Zach’s lawyer informs him that the deal is done and he’s out of the casino situation.

      Passion builds between Ryan and Greenlee while on the run. Ryan and Greenlee admit their love for each other and share a passionate kiss. Ryan is able to con a guard into believing he is with the FBI, searching for a fugitive, Nick Pearson. Zach and Kendall deny knowing where Greenlee and Ryan are when Jesse questions them.

      In an effort to get over Ryan, Madison accepts a lunch date with Logan.

      Jesse walks in on Natalia and Brot arguing and they admit to him they’ve been on a few dates but agree it won’t be a problem when Jesse says he’ll have to transfer one of them. Natalia surprises Brot when she kisses him.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Colby tells Damon about her kiss with Asher.
      • Caleb fumes as he watches Asher’s angry accusations on TV.
      • Zach goes to help Ryan.

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

      GH Recap: Thursday, November 11, 2010

      Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

      ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, November 11, 2010.


      Jax and Olivia try to dissuade Johnny and Carly from their conspiracy.

      Dante confesses to Michael that he lied to Lulu about Brenda.

      Brenda sympathizes with Spinelli over his love life and tells Jason to help him.

      Lisa is exonerated for the Scorpio fire, to Robin’s disbelief. Robin awakens from a nightmare to the horrifying sight of Lisa standing over her bed with a syringe.

      Hoping to protect her from further career damage, Sonny breaks off the relationship with Claire.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Brenda and Dante meet secretly to discuss their past.
      • Lisa threatens to go to the board for Robin’s termination.
      • Lisa tries to lure Patrick to Jake’s under the guise of reconciliation.

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

      OLTL Recap: Thursday, November 11, 2010

      Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, November 11, 2010.


      Todd and Téa host a welcome back from the dead party.

      Clint warns Echo not to reveal they’re Rex’s parents or he’ll have Rex put in prison. Viki and Charlie corner Echo and ask her to tell them who Rex’s parents are.

      Having learned that Natalie’s seeking a paternity test, suspicious Marty shows up at the party and comes face to face with John and Natalie.

      Langston and Ford draw closer.

      Destiny leans on Matthew for support in the wake of the crushing news that Greg and her parents have lied about her parentage.

      Blair tries to comfort an inconsolable Starr in the wake of Cole’s incarceration. James goes to see Starr and she pulls him into a hot and heavy kiss.

      Unable to patch things up with Gigi while she’s in Paris, Rex kisses Kelly. Gigi and Cris kiss in Paris.

      Nora tells Inez not to mistake Bo’s kindness for anything else. He is that way with everyone.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • The party continues.
      • Echo makes a confession.
      • Starr wants to have sex with James.

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

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      Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

      ( — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of November 15, 2010.


      • Monday: Zach helps Greenlee and Ryan get to the island where Nick Pearson is staying. Colby tells JR to stop using Asher to get back at Caleb. Caleb holds important information back from Asher.
      • Tuesday: Liza gets word that the jury has reached a verdict in David’s murder case. Amanda gets to know Griffin (Jordi Vilasuso), the new doctor at the hospital. Tad takes Opal to the hospital when she experiences chest pains.
      • Wednesday: Ryan and Greenlee find Nick Pearson. Jackson gets a call from Greenlee who tells him that they have new evidence. Damon takes Liza to the hospital for a checkup.
      • Thursday: A tragic accident happens. Kendall invites Annie and JR to the big Thanksgiving dinner she is planning. Colby sees Asher with no shirt on and tries to hide the effect it has on her.
      • Friday: Erica becomes territorial when Jackson tells her how supportive Krystal has been. Amanda asks Griffin to lunch to get the story regarding Carolyn. Bianca introduces Griffin to Kendall.

      “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 Alerts: Week of November 15 Edition

      Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

      Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

      ( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of November 15, 2010.


      • Monday: Rex orders Echo to tell who his father is.  James comforts Starr.  Kelly makes an embarrassing scene.
      • Tuesday: Marty remains determined to settle the score with Natalie.  Nora and Inez fight about Bo. Echo and Charlie enjoy a nice moment with Rex.
      • Wednesday: Marty impersonates Natalie when calling the DNA lab.  Todd sneaks away to watch Greg’s sentencing.  Destiny decides to divorce her “parents.”  
      • Thursday: Brody threatens to have Marty fired from her job.  John has a special delivery for Blair.  Kelly bumps into Kevin while visiting London.
      • Friday: Will Rex and Gigi end their sexual dry spell?  Jessica and Natalie’s DNA test results are in.  Blair flirts with Ford.

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

      GH Alerts: Week of November 15 Edition

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      Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

      ( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of November 15, 2010.


      • Monday: Will Carly make public the past relationship between Dante and Brenda? Dante and Sonny have flashbacks about Brenda. Lulu and Siobhan exchange honest words.
      • Tuesday: Carly and Benda clash. Jason and Sam have a heart-to-heart. Patrick asks Lisa to show mercy towards Robin.
      • Wednesday: Michael tries to convince Carly to forgive Dante. Dante makes an admission to Sonny. Edward makes Ethan and Maya an offer they can’t refuse.
      • Thursday: Jason warns Carly to back off Brenda. Robin vows to fight back against Lisa. Will Ethan and Maya accept Edward’s challenge?
      • Friday: Luke becomes suspicious when he overhears Carly giving Lulu advice. Lisa uses a hypodermic needle to inject drugs into Robin’s I.V. Will Johnny help protect Lisa?

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

      Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 3:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

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      ( – “All My Children” is ending November Sweeps with two explosive moments sure to leave a lasting mark on Pine Valley. (Do not continue reading this article if you’re spoiler-free!)

      The November 16, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Digest elaborated on the news Soap Opera Network alluded to in our November PreVUE concerning a flight that ends in tragedy. On Thursday, November 18, viewers will see that the passenger on that ill-fated flight is Zach Slater.

      Slater’s portrayer since April 2004, Thorsten Kaye, has not been able to commit to a return to the Los Angeles based “All My Children.” Kaye’s wife, two-time Daytime Emmy winner Susan Haskell, currently stars on New York based “One Life to Live.” The East coast based couple share two children. Kaye officially exited the role coinciding with “AMC’s” move West late last year but has returned for three short stints since. “AMC” Co-Head Writer Donna Swajeski tells SOD that while the door will always be open for Kaye, whose character’s body will be missing in the ashes of the upcoming disaster, they “had to close it for now.” The writers, who reveal they collaborated with Kaye on the exit, are of the belief that this is the best way to close the door, for now, on the extremely popular Zach and Kendall (Alicia Minshew) romance and open the door to a new chapter in the life and times of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) first born. That future chapter includes a potential romance with Dr. Griffin Castillo; Emmy-winner Jordi Vilasuso debuts in the role of the cardiologist on Tuesday, November 16.

      “Zendall” fans, who have been enjoying some ominous happy moments with their tortured couple, can catch some last glimpses of the pair through this week preceeding the former casino owner heading off on his ill-fated trip to help Ryan and Greenlee (Cameron Mathison and Rebecca Budig) clear their names in the demise of David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry).

      Speaking of David Hayward; the verdict in his murder trial will be announced on Monday, November 22. Swajeski tells SOD that immediately following that announcement the actual (major) character responsible for David’s demise will reveal themselves in court in dramatic fashion. If, as many publications including SON believe, Irizarry’s lethal departure was little more than an elaborate stunt (like “OLTL’s” recent one with Tea Delgado and her portrayer Florencia Lozano) we suspect this is an episode that fans of the very bad David Hayward and the very good Vincent Irizarry won’t want to miss a minute of. Irizarry previously appeared in the role of David on September 24.

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