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

 

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of December 20, 2010.

ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Greenlee gets into the hospital computer and discovers something shocking. Annie blurts to JR that she loves him, catching him off guard. Erica and Caleb share a close moment.
  • Tuesday: Frankie and Randi are overprotective of Madison. Greenlee tells Madison she knows her secret. Kendall kicks Ryan out of the house.
  • Wednesday: Greenlee contemplates telling Ryan the truth. Kendall tries to gain some independence. Jake and Cara make an effort to try and co-exist at the hospital.
  • Thursday: Encore Presentation; original air date 11/22/2010. The verdict is read! Is Greenlee innocent or guilty? David enters the courtroom after Greenlee learns her fate. Ryan and Erica tell Kendall about Zach’s doomed flight.
  • Friday: Encore Presentation; original air date 11/23/2010. The courtroom reacts to David’s return. Marissa learns about David’s treachery. Kendall lashes out.

“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.




OLTL Alerts: Week of December 20 Edition

Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of December 20, 2010.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Todd blames Marty for his troubles.  Langston lies for Ford.  Bo follows Clint’s advice.
  • Tuesday: Nate is taken into custody.  Joey and Aubry get some Christmas spirit.  Dorian comes up with a plan to run Echo out of town.
  • Wednesday: Starr and Hope go to see the Angel Square Christmas tree.  Kelly goes after Aubrey.  Dorian lures Echo into her trap.
  • Thursday: Encore Presentation; original air date 10/22/2010. Todd, Blair, John and Bo square off with Eli at the warehouse.  Greg’s family secret finally sees the light of day.  Eli set up a rendezvous with Todd to get the ransom money. 
  • Friday: Encore Presentation; original air date 10/25/2010.  Cole resorts to drastic measures.  Todd and Téa escape the crumbling warehouse.  Blair receives the shock of her life. 

“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 December 20 Edition

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of December 20, 2010.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Sonny continues to defend his relationship with Brenda to Carly and Alexis. Dante and Brenda discuss their secret. Jerry’s on the move.
  • Tuesday: Will Luke and Tracy tie the know? Lisa sets a new plan in motion. Jason reconnects with Sam.
  • Wednesday: Someone proposes at Luke and Tracy’s wedding. Patrick and Robin agree to set aside their differences for the holidays. Sam and Jason celebrate the holidays with a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
  • Thursday: Encore Presentation; original air date 2/1/07. This episode is the first episode of the Metro Court saga and takes place twelve hours before the Metro Court explosion. In this episode, lives hang in the balance as chaos erupts at the Metro Court.
  • Friday: Encore Presentation; original air date 2/2/07. The episode continues the Metro Court saga and takes place eleven hours before the Metro Court Explosion. In this episode, Sam, Carly and Max hatch a dangerous plan.

“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.




GH Recap: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sonny and Brenda fall deeper back into love, even as it may seem she is finally safe and able to go back to Rome. Sonny gives Brenda a Christmas present. All await confirming news that Jerry Jax is dead, but he is not. Instead, Jerry shows up at the Jax home, proclaiming his hatred for Brenda as he holds Josslyn close.

Theo announces that he is suing General Hospital for malpractice. Steve, Patrick and Lisa are all named in the suit, but Theo spares Robin due to her compassion for him.

Michael questions Abby’s sudden change of heart but she is vague. Glum, Michael ends up in a close call fight with Bryce over Kristina, and Abby saves the day.

Luke fights his instinct to flee before the wedding.

Claire mentions to Sonny that she is being transferred to Alaska.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Sonny wants to bring Jerry down once and for all.
  • Carly’s life is put in danger.
  • Robin tries to sway Theo out of his malpractice suit.

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




AMC Recap: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Annie is disappointed when JR gives her a jewelry box containing diamond earrings and not an engagement ring. Tad calls JR out on being in a hotel room with Annie. JR invites Tad along Christmas tree shopping so he can see his intentions are good when it comes to Marissa and AJ. JR, Tad, Krystal, AJ, and Marissa all share a good time as they set up the Christmas tree. Annie watches the loving moment through the window and when all retreat to another room she enters the mansion and Tad catches her and tells her to leave. In a jealous rage, Annie rips apart her hotel room.

While looking for Frankie, Madison strikes up a conversation with Angie regarding her pregnancy. After Angie lets her feel the baby kick, Madison’s hit with a wave of emotions. Ryan’s confused when Madison rambles on about a big decision she has made but doesn’t exactly tell him what that decision is. Greenlee shows up and Madison claims her big announcement is that she’s leaving Fusion. Greenlee tells Madison it’s time she stopped coming around.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Madison tells Frankie the decision she made regarding Ryan.
  • Kendall agrees to hear Ryan out.
  • Jake is rattled after he has another flashback of Cara.

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




My View of Llanview: December 15 Edition

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM ET by Scotty Gore


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” takes a turn for the worse.

What a train wreck “One Life to Live” seems to be right now. On the one hand, you have solid drama, while on the other hand you have something that, at best, is reminiscent of a middle school drama production.

For example, the scenes involving Clint tricking Matthew into believing that his parents were cheating on one another, Matthew’s reaction to seeing Inez and a drunken Bo kissing on the couch, his being incapable of dealing with the situation, and of Nora’s fear and anger over what Eddie almost did to her, were powerful and truly soapy in nature. On the other hand, the boxing match between Eddie and Ford was idiotic to say the least.

It was horrible editing to go from Matthew’s rage and anger to James and Nate watching their abusive dad trading jabs with their older brother while the boys’ girlfriends watched in horror and disgust. Much like the storyline that it was ripped off from (where Cristian pursued a boxing career and the shifty Vincent Jones became his manager), this story brought down what would have otherwise been a solid episode. But that’s nothing new. “OLTL” tends to do this a lot these days. They try to balance out a good storyline involving talented actors with filler and fluff that would make “High School Musical” look like Shakespeare. And who in the hell even cares who really killed Eddie? That’s yet another bad habit “One Life” seems to have trouble breaking. They nearly always kill off insignificant or despised characters and then try lure viewers in by making many of the characters they actually care about into suspects with motives that contain more holes than a piece of Swiss Cheese.

All this storyline succeeds in doing is making me hate the Ford family even more and remind me how the show has completely ruined several characters, most notably Starr and Langston. And just who is writing this garbage anyway? For example, take the line where Langston told Ford that she would sleep with him if he wouldn’t fight his father. Yeah, that would be the same father that physically abused his younger brother James while they were growing up. But what the hey, having sex with your girlfriend will take care of all of that. Yeah, right. Langston has been totally ruined to make the Ford family looked good. I can still remember the days when she and Markko decided to wait to have sex because they were both so mature and focused on their future. But just look at her now. Oh, how far she has fallen. And don’t even get me started on “oh, woe is me” Starr. I just wonder how many more weeks will go by before she gets kidnapped for the 527th time? My guess not very long.

That’s about all I feel like saying about “One Life to Live” at this point. It has just turned back into a hot mess again. It never fails that, just when the show is starting to get good again, it takes a sudden nosedive and returns to a steaming pile of crap again. And that is starting to happen now. Until then, I’m outta here…

But before I go, perhaps I should just stop writing these columns all together since apparently certain people have nothing better to do than to set around and look for mistakes and publicly criticize someone anytime one is made. Well we all can’t be as perfect as some people pretend to be, and perhaps they have an endless amount of time to critique each and every paragraph for grammatical and spelling errors but I, much like most other people in the world, have a life away from my computer that tend to focus more of my time on more important things than what someone has written on an online message board. Get off the couch and enjoy your life for a change already. 

Anyway, moving on, no one correctly guessed I identity of last time’s celebrity guest which was former CNBC news anchor Ted David. He played both a debate moderator and reporter during the recent mayoral election storyline featuring Viki and Dorian.

In case you missed the clues, here they are: This former financial TV commentator appeared in Llanview in 2009 on two separate occasions during a storyline that involved two of the town’s leading citizens.

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!!!

In 1974, this famous actor, the son of an Austrian opera star, played the godfather of one of Llanview’s leading ladies, who just happened to be portrayed by his real-life daughter.

So who is this mystery celebrity from the past? I’ll have the answers in the December 30th edition of My View of Llanview. Bonus points if you can tell me the name of his daughter. 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 January 3rd. A woman mourns for a lost love. Someone receives some bad news. A realization is made about a person who is up to no good. One woman gets bitch slapped. Alcohol is used to dull the pain of unrequited love. A mysterious package is exposed. And will someone finally reveal the secret they are holding over another?

Well that’s concludes yet another column. I hope everyone had a wonderful a very merry Christmas and an extremely happy New Year. Stay safe, warm, happy, 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.



GH Recap: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jerry escapes from Jason and Dante after killing an innocent civilian and driving off with Aleksander’s body. Jason, Dante and Lucky corner him, only for Jerry to drive off the road in flames. Siobhan asks Nikolas to help get Lucky off the Balkan case. Later, she questions Jax for info about Jerry.

Lisa manages to avoid disciplinary action thanks to Johnny’s help. Patrick and Robin fight over how to deal with Lisa.

Sam is conflicted by Michael and Abby’s pairing but resists Carly’s grilling. Carly asks Luke to dig up dirt on Abby. Abby unwillingly tries to turn down Michael.

Luke feels pressured to clear enough money to pay for his wedding to Tracy.

Brook Lynn and Nikolas discuss their past loves and empathize with one another.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Sonny gives Brenda a Christmas present.
  • Theo announces that he is suing General Hospital for malpractice.
  • Luke fights his instinct to flee before the wedding.

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




AMC Recap: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Tad warns Cara to stay away from Jake. Amanda wonders what Jake told Cara about Doctors Without Borders and he reassures her that she isn’t holding him back from anything. Tad offers to investigate Cara after Jake admits he’s curious as to what she’s doing in town.

Caleb tells Erica that she is a good mother and if anyone can help Kendall it’s her. Jackson tells Erica he’d like for them to marry on New Year’s Eve and while she agrees, it’s obvious that there’s broken trust between them. Erica is appreciative of Caleb and all his help and she hopes to one day return the favor regarding him and Asher.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Madison’s hit with a wave of emotions.
  • JR, Tad, Krystal, AJ, and Marissa all share a good time as they set up the Christmas tree.
  • In a jealous rage, Annie rips apart her hotel room.

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




GH Recap: Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, December 13, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sonny and Brenda declare themselves and make love.

Jason and Dante stake out the GH loading dock where the body of Aleksander is to be collected. Jerry Jacks appears to take possession of the remains.

Johnny’s call for help derails Ethan’s chance at romance with Maya.

Johnny appears indifferent to Lisa’s bind over the antibiotics. Just as Steve is about to dismiss her, Johnny comes through with an unexpected save for her career.

Robin and Patrick have another moment of near reconciliation.

Michael confides in Sam about his growing feelings for Abby, Carly threatens Abby and demands the relationship with her son ends immediately.

Lucky warns Luke that he will use whatever force – legal or otherwise – to make sure his father appears at the altar on December 21. Tracy confides in Brook Lynn that she believes Luke will stand her up.

Siobhan witnesses Lucky and Nikolas in reconciliation.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Siobhan asks Nikolas to help get Lucky off the Balkan case.
  • Lisa manages to avoid disciplinary actions thanks to Johnny’s help.
  • Carly asks Luke to dig up dirt on Abby.

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




Monday, December 13, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, December 13, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Cara tells Jake she really needs him back at Doctors Without Borders. Amanda asks Griffin why Cara’s in town. Alone, Jake is hit by a memory’s of Christmas with Cara, while she has the exact same flashback.

After Randi spots Madison waiting for her OBGYN appointment, Madison winds up telling her she is pregnant. Randi encourages Madison to take her time in deciding what she wants to do but after meeting with the doctor and learning she’s three months along, she must make a decision very soon.

Erica tells Greenlee if she wants to help Kendall than she should stay away from her. Erica proceeds to say this incident between the two girls is unlike any other and wishes Greenlee never came back to town as Jackson overhears.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Tad warns Cara to stay away from Jake.
  • Caleb reassures Erica that she is a good mother.
  • Jackson tells Erica he’d like for them to marry on New Year’s Eve.

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










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