How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

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‘OLTL’ December Casting Updates

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 7:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

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( — The latest comings and goings for the month of December and beyond.

The Llanview PD is about to have another murder mystery on their hands when Eddie Ford (John Wesley Shipp) meets a grizzly fate on Tuesday, December 14. The long list of suspects includes his next of kin, his ex-wife, and yes, even Llanview’s perennial suspect Todd Manning (Trevor St. John). But only one of them actually pulled the trigger. But which one?

Carolyn Hinsey wrote on her Facebook page on Monday that “Did you guys notice that ‘coming attractions’ are back on ‘OLTL?’ Look for a new open, new credits and a few new bumpers this week, too. Llanview is alive and well!” On a related note, the previews for the following episode returned with Monday’s show (in addition to a few other changes) and the opening credits were updated to include Nic Robuck (James), along with Lenny Platt (Nate) and Sean Ringgold (Shaun), both of whom were recently upgraded from recurring to contract status with “One Life to Live,” as well as a few new background graphics. The soap also began broadcasting in “digital widescreen” format on Monday.

Kourtney Kardashian‘s upcoming lawyer character now has a name — Kassandra Kavanaugh. Look for her scenes to air sometime in March.

Destiny’s (Shenell Edmonds) adoring boyrfiend Darren (J.J. Singleton) is back on Monday, December 27, when he arranges a little surprise for his lady love.

Get ready to see some more of Detective Theo Price. Max Tapper noted on his Facebook page on December 3 that he was “On my way in to the set. Late day today. Shooting scenes with Todd Manning, its gonna be goooood!”

Nick Choksi is back as Clint’s (Jerry verDorn) hired hand Vimal Patal (who was last seen carrying out his orders in the DNA lab at Llanview Hospital) in scenes airing in the coming weeks.

Speaking of verDorn, he has posted some pictures on his website of how the fictional town of Llanview will be celebrating the Christmas holiday in upcoming episodes of “One Life to Live.”  Click here and here to check them out.

Upcoming airdates for David A. Gregory (Ford) include December 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 20, 22, and 29.

“One Life to Live” has released four new audition scripts. The first, which is a “wide release,” is for the role of “Barton.” The scene opens with him him asking “Lily” what a nice girl like her is doing all alone on Valentine’s Day. When she responds that she is waiting for her date to arrive, Barton suggests that he could be her date instead. She tells him no and to leave her alone. However, he asks Lily how long she intends to wait for her date, to which she responds that her date is on her way to meet her. Barton tells her that didn’t realize she was a gay and apologizes. Then he asks her again where her date is. Lily says that he is not there yet. Confused Barton asks her if she is with a guy now. Lily responds that she only told him that she was dating a woman to get rid of him. As the scene ends, Barton seems relieved that she is not really a lesbian and Lily impatiently asks if there is anything at all that she can say to get rid of him permanently.

The next script is for the role of Repo, which is also a “wide release.” The scene opens with him telling “Kelly” that his old lady is away so they can talk now. Kelly asks if they know one another. He responds that just a moment ago she was ready to shack up with him to get under her boyfriend’s skin, and states that he is more than willing to help her out. Kelly informs him that she’ll pass on the proposition, claiming that she is no slut. She also tells Repo that his girlfriend should dump him. Ticked off, he asks her what the hell her problem is. She fires back that he obviously has no respect for women. Repo orders her to shut up before he does something he might regret. He then tells her that her boyfriend needs to learn how to keep her in line. Kelly reminds him that she’s not somebody’s trained dog. As the scene ends, Repo asks her boyfriend what kind of a man he is, that he would let his woman dominate their relationship. He goes on to say that she has probably flirted or cheated on him before, perhaps even right in front of him, and asks him to tell him if he is telling the truth or not.

The third script is for the role of “Kris.” The scene opens with her yelling at “Emma” and calling her a slut. Emma asks if she is talking to her. Kris says yeah, and demands that she stop batting her eyes at her boyfriend. Emma tries to calm her down, claiming that she has no interest at all in him. Growing upset, Kris asks why, is he not good enough for her or something. Emma says that maybe she should do like “he” did and fall head over heels with the first person she meets, and marry him. Kris shouts that he’s already married. Emma responds that he’s only getting what he deserves. Kris then confronts her man, and asks him if he tried to hook up with this slut the moment her head was turned. Emma then reminds Kris that she is no slut, and urges her to end the relationship, telling her that sometimes your man just isn’t all that into you. As the scene ends, Kris fires back, telling Emma that she doesn’t know who the hell she thinks she is, but that she just needs to keep her eyes off of her man for good.

The final script is for a “Priest.” The scene opens with him announcing that everyone is gathered for the christening of two children. He asks one of the mothers if she is ready to present her child. After she responds in the affirmative, he asks who will be responsible for helping the children lead a moral and faithful life. The mom responds that “we will, with God’s help.” The Priest then asks everyone to pray for the infants, and leads the group in a prayer. The mom asks the Lord to please hear their prayer. The Priest then proceeds to baptize them. Later, he congratulates the grandparents on the christening, telling the grandmother that it must be a happy day for them. The grandmother asks if it really shows that much. The grandfather responds that her ear-to-ear grin gave her away her joy. As the scene ends, the Priest tells her that he sees a lot of those and wishes the family the best of luck. The grandmother thanks him and says that it was a rather lovely ceremony. The Priest states that it was his pleasure as he starts to walk away.

Bianca (last name unknown) commented on the casting website The Agency that she was “Doing another Under 5 on One Life to Live on Monday (December 6)! YAY!”

Karen Viola was recently cast in an “Under 5″ role on “One Life.”

Carmen Lamar plays “Maid #2″ on Tuesday, December 14.

Mellini Kantayya is back as a Llanview Hospital Nurse on Wednesday, December 15.

Melissa House plays a Cop on Wednesday, December 8 and again on Wednesday, January 12.

James Saito returns as Judge Lee on Wednesday and Thursday, January 5 and 6.

Alex Tavis portrays “Amir” on Wednesday, January 12.

And Floanne Ankah and Franie Dumaurier were the voices of the French female and male in the November 30 episode.

From the Twitter files…

Bree Williamson (Jessica) wrote on December 3 that “OMG!!! What a week! There’s great scenes coming up but TGIF!!!!!!”

And “OLTL” music director Paul Glass states that he is working on getting the song that Dani sang to her parents in the November 11th episode available for purchase commercially. He also hints that another musical group may be performing on the show sometime early next year.

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

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    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 3:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

    Photo: ABC

    ( – Explosions, gunshots and deaths fill out ABC Daytime’s schedule of re-airings for the 2010 holiday season.

    ABC Daytime will not be showing original episodes of “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital” on Thursday, December 23, Friday, December 24, Thursday, December 30 and on Friday, December 31, as usual. Re-airings of past episodes from all three soaps will air on each of the aforementioned days. Don’t expect to get romantic and joyous episodes to go along with your Christmas presents and New Year’s Eve embraces. Look for an end of year scoop for each ABC soap following the description of the re-airings.

    “All My Children’s” scheduled re-airings focus on the villainous David Hayward. On December 23 and 24 look for re-airings of the November 22 and 23, 2010 episodes of “AMC” respectively. In these episodes, David returns from the not so dead after his wife Greenlee is sentenced to life in prison for his murder. On December 30 and 31 look for re-airings of the November 29 and 30 episodes of “AMC” respectively. In these episodes, an armed David escapes from custody and confronts Ryan Lavery on the roof of his building with murder on his mind but the former doctor is the one who ends up taking a bullet in the back courtesy of Erica Kane. The other plot in these episodes surrounds Kendall Hart learning she’s now a widow and her children learning they’ve lost their father. End of Year Scoop: Will Erica Kane be charged with the attempted murder or the murder of David Hayward?

    “General Hospital’s” scheduled re-airings focus on the explosive Metro Court saga that took up nearly a month of screen-time in February 2007. On December 23 and 24 look for re-airings of the February 1 and 2 episodes of “GH” respectively. These episodes deal with Hour 12 and Hour 11 of the Metro Court saga. Craig’s mercenaries storm the Metro Court and take everybody hostage; and to show everybody they mean business shoot Dr. Robin Scorpio. Alcazar holds the key to saving everybody’s life but is hindered by a life-threatening medical condition. Can the rest of the Port Charles sexy mobsters save the day? On December 30 and 31 look for re-airings of the February 16 and 19 episodes of “GH” respectively. These are the last two hours of the Metro Court saga. Alan Quartermaine struggles to stay alive following his ordeal at Metro Court; meanwhile, more lives are taken and threatened as time literally ticks down at the Metro Court. End of Year Scoop: Brenda and Dante’s big secret will finally be revealed (for real)!

    “One Life to Live” will spin a slightly less dark tale as it takes out episodes from this past October that deal with the final days of two villains reign of terror on Llanview. On December 23 and 24 look for re-airings of the October 22 and 25 episodes of “OLTL” respectively. In these episodes, the citizens of Llanview slowly begin to learn that Tea Delgado is indeed alive and Tea’s life, along with many others, is at risk when a maniacal Eli sets off his bomb. A crazed Hannah, meanwhile, holds Starr and James hostage. Cole shoots Eli dead incorrectly believing that he’s lost everything due to the madman. On December 30 and 31 look for re-airings of the October 28 and 29 episodes of “OLTL” respectively. In these episodes, Tea, Blair, Todd and John dig themselves out of the rubble, while James and Starr try to escape Hannah’s mad burial plot. In the end, everybody is reunited with their loved ones but with their lives having forever been changed. The other plots in these episodes include Destiny learning her real origins and Rex searching for his. End of Year Scoop: Marty Saybrooke prepares to blow up Natalie’s life on one of the happiest days of her life.

    “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Check local listings for airtime. “AMC,” “OLTL” and “GH” airs anytime on

    ‘One Life’ Recasts Young Role

    Monday, December 6, 2010 at 10:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore

    Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

    ( – Todd Manning’s youngest son Sam gets a new face just in time for Chrismtas.

    The Philidelphia Enquirer is reporting that Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania five-year-old Patrick Gibbons, Jr. has been hired by producers at “One Life to Live” to take over the recurring role beginning Wednesday, December 22nd. 

    The kindergartener replaces twins Jacob and Luke Clodfelter who had played Sam since 2007 (the role was originated by another set of twins, Zachary and Daniel Frisch, in 2006).  The casting shake-up also ages the character – but only slightly — since Sam’s fifth birthday wasn’t supposed to be until February 6th.  Also oft referred to throughout the past year, Sam hasn’t been seen onscreen since January.  Sam Manning is the son of Todd Manning and the late Margaret Cochran.

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

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

      ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, December 6, 2010.


      Kendall tells Greenlee that while she helped her on the beach when she needed her, now she must face what lies ahead alone, as a single mom. Bianca suggests a memorial for Zach and Kendall agrees.

      Erica makes it clear to Liza she will fight back if she comes after her for David’s shooting. Greenlee asks Jackson to begin proceeding with her divorce after lashing out at her comatose husband for all the pain he’s caused everybody. Greenlee is hesitant to cut her tie as David’s medical advocate. While Liza and Greenlee discuss the former doctor outside of his room, an upset Kendall arrives and approaches David’s bedside unnoticed.

      JR assures a not so happy Annie that his “date” with Marissa is all part of his plan to play her so she will drop the custody charges. Marissa tells Caleb of her sit down with JR knowing he won’t approve but Caleb says as her attorney he will support her no matter what.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Frankie expresses his frustrations towards Ryan for hurting Madison.
      • Frankie has news for Madison.
      • Amanda questions Jake on his constant suspicion of Griffin.

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

      OLTL Recap: Monday, December 6, 2010

      Monday, December 6, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, December 6, 2010.


      Dorian runs off after spying Charlie kissing Echo.

      Joey tells Viki and Clint that he’s going to marry Aubrey. Aubrey tells Joey she can’t marry him. Kelly braces herself to finally tell Joey how she feels.

      Charlie tells Echo that Viki doesn’t need to know about their kiss.

      Bo receives a text from “Nora,” forged by Eddie. Eddie toys with a tied-up Nora.

      John tells Natalie about his run-in with Marty and how she offered him a gift but took it back. Rex sneaks into Marty’s house and finds the copy of the paternity test for Natalie’s baby.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Kelly gets the wrong idea.
      • Viki gives Charlie a chance to come clean.
      • Eddie wants to box with Ford.

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

      GH Recap: Monday, December 6, 2010

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

      ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, December 6, 2010.


      Dante arranges with Steve to have Aleksander’s body examined for a second autopsy, hoping the Balkan will arrive at General Hospital to claim his son’s remains.

      Just as Sonny and Brenda approach the bed to sleep together, Carly and Spinelli interrupt them. Jax overhears Carly admit to Sonny that she still cares about him. Suzanne demands that Dante accompany Brenda to an ASEC reception, even though Brenda had already invited Sonny to be her date.

      With the syringe evidence in hand, Johnny blackmails Lisa. Johnny and Olivia break up for good.

      Theo (guest star Daniel Benzali), a raving hypochondriac, arrives at General Hospital demanding tests for his brain tumor.

      Michael decks a customer coming onto Abby. Jason comes to Michael’s aid, assuring him he understands Michael’s desire to defend Abby from unwanted sexual advances. Abby and Michael grow closer in their friendship.

      Maya threatens Ethan with a divorce when she finds out Ethan went on a date with Lisa.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Dante goes above and beyond as Brenda’s bodyguard.
      • Lucky is surprised to discover Siobhan ready to be his accomplice.
      • Luke confronts Edward.

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

      OLTL Teasers: Week of December 6 Edition

      Monday, December 6, 2010 at 5:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

      Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

      ( — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of December 6, 2010.

      ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

      • Monday: Title Not Available — Dorian watches as Echo and Charlie kiss.  Joey tells Viki and Clint he wants to marry Aubrey. Aubrey turns down Joey’s proposal.  Charlie tells Echo that he won’t tell Viki about their kiss.  Eddie sends Bo a text message from “Nora.”  Rex finds Natalie’s paternity test results while searching Marty’s house.  Kelly prepares to proclaim her love to Joey. 
      • Tuesday: Title Not Available – Kelly thinks Joey is going to ask her to marry him after seeing him with a diamond ring.  Aubrey and Ford bump into one another.  Dorian breaks the news to Viki that she saw Charlie and Echo kissing.  Viki gives Charlie a chance to tell the truth.  Dorian confronts Ford after seeing him with Aubrey.  Eddie challenges Ford to a boxing match.  Starr and Langston decide to sign-up for a women’s kick-boxing class.
      • Wednesday: Title Not Available – Natalie confesses to Rex.  Rex tells Natalie he found the test results at Marty’s house.  Matthew tells Clint that he knows he’s really Rex’s father.  Nora tries to escape.  Kelly tells Joey she’s getting back together with Kevin.  Eddie agrees to fight Ford.  Inez tries to get out of her deal with Clint.   
      • Thursday: Title Not Available – Natalie confronts Marty.  Eddie threatens Nora after catching her trying to escape.  Inez decides to drug Bo and try to seduce him.  Ford receives boxing lessons from Cristian.  Matthew decides to tell Bo the truth.  Rex and Charlie have a father-son chat.  Clint confirms to Matthew that he’s Rex’s father.  
      • Friday: Title Not Available – Eddie issues another threat to Nora, claiming he will get physical with her if he has to.  Inez drugs Bo and puts the moves on him.  Clint manages to persuade Matthew into thinking that Nora is cheating on Bo with Eddie.  Matthew oversees Bo and Inez in a compromising position.  Natalie ponders telling John the truth about the baby.  John asks Natalie to marry him.  Rex is shocked at what he finds when he searches Eddie’s motel room.

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


      OLTL Recap: Tuesday, November 30, 2010

      Monday, December 6, 2010 5:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, November 30, 2010.


      Kelly tells Rex she’s prepared to tell Joey how she feels about him. Joey makes love to a new woman in his life. Joey and Kelly come face to face.

      Inez is stopped from telling Bo that Clint’s trying to use her to destroy his relationship with Nora. Clint gives Ford $50,000 to give to Eddie to get rid of him.

      Looking for Starr, Todd finds James and learns he has been hit by his father. Todd relates his own experience with Peter Manning’s cruelty and claims death is the only way to stop an abuser, giving James food for thought.

      Dani and Nate decide to “go all the way.”

      Echo further insinuates herself into Viki and Charlie’s lives.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Starr confides in Blair.
      • Dani and Nate change their minds.
      • Ford hands Eddie his money.

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

      OLTL Recap: Wednesday, December 1, 2010

      Monday, December 6, 2010 5:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, December 1, 2010.


      Starr tells Blair she feels like she’s betraying Cole by caring for James.

      Kelly is nervous to tell Joey she’s in love with him. Danielle and

      Nate decide that they are going to wait to have sex. Eddie walks in on Danielle alone in Inez’s apartment and heckles her. Eddie tells Inez to keep Bo and her boys away from him because he’s going to do whatever he wants when he wants. Todd bumps into Eddie and warns him to stay away from his kids.

      Inez tells Clint she’ll go through with his plan as long as she makes Eddie disappear. Nora and Bo get into a heated argument about Inez having feelings for Bo. James is ashamed that everyone saw Eddie hit him. Ford gives Eddie the $50,000 and tells him to get out of town.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Starr confronts Todd.
      • Viki and Nora vent to one another.
      • Dorian wants Echo to confess.

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

      OLTL Recap: Thursday, December 2, 2010

      Monday, December 6, 2010 5:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, December 2, 2010.


      Starr confronts Todd about the restraining order barring Marty from seeing Hope. Starr and Marty have it out about Hannah. Todd hires Rex to make sure Marty doesn’t go anywhere near Starr and Hope.

      Clint offers Eddie a gun and cash and sends him on a mysterious errand. Viki and Nora commiserate about Echo and Inez. Eddie abducts Nora.

      Marty gives John a wrapped copy of the DNA results naming Brody as the father of the baby he thinks is his.

      Kelly runs into Aubrey while Joey invites his folks to lunch for his big news.

      Dorian’s determined to get the truth out of Echo.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Marty has a change of heart.
      • Rex is suspicious of Marty’s actions.
      • Eddie kidnaps Nora.

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

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