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


Walker Talks About Her ‘OLTL’ Return

Walker Talks About Her 'OLTL' Return

(SoapOperaNetwork) — As previously reported, Tonja Walker announced earlier this month via her Facebook page that she had been asked to return to “One Life to Live” and reprise the role of con artist Alex Olanov.  Now the she has taken to the social networking site again to reveal just how long her latest stint will last and to request a favor from fans.

According to Walker, who is set to begin taping her scenes around mid-February, she has been been asked to shoot a couple of episodes to date.  She is also encouraging her fans to leave comments on the official “One Life to Live” Facebook page expressing their desire to see more of Alex, stating “Yes I will be commuting…No problem. I would appreciate if you all get a chance to put something upon the ‘One Life to Live’ Page here, just that you are happy about and hope they keep it up. So far it is for 2 shows. I am very grateful but would really like 4 or 6 per month! That would be awesome! But what ever God says goes!”

Alex was last seen in January of 2009, when Dorian (Robin Strasser) arrived at the late Asa Buchanan’s private island St. Blaze’s (unaware it now belonged to Alex), to escape charges that she drugged Viki’s (Erika Slezak) husband Charlie (Brian Kerwin).  While there Dorian ran into Alex, who informed her that David (Tuc Watkins) was really a Buchanan.  Could her sudden reappearance have something to do with David, who has been let to rot in a Moroccan prison by his Uncle Clint, or could she be related to Aubrey (Terri Conn), whom Walker commented about on her Facebook page saying “This Aubrey looks a little like me. hmmmm. She looks like me. Daughter?”  It’s early to tell, but either way, with Alex around, trouble can’t be far behind.  A first airdate has not been announced.

  • One Life to Live
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  • Tonja Walker
  • Brian Kerwin
  • Erika Slezak
  • Viki
  • Tuc Watkins
  • Charlie
  • David Vickers
  • Robin Strasser
  • Aubrey
  • Asa Buchanan
  • Terri Conn
  • Alex Olanov

    ABC Now Selling 'Hot Guys of ABC Daytime' Merchandise

    ( — Just in time for Valentine's day, ABC today announced that it has begun selling merchandise on its website showcasing the "hot guys" of its daytime soaps including Jordi Vilasuso and Trent Garrett at "All My Children," Chad Duell and Brandon Barash at "General Hospital" and John-Paul Lavoisier, David Fumero, Nic Robuck and David Gregory at "One Life to Live." Items vary from posters, postcards, greeting cards, magnets, stickers, gym bags, tote bags, coffee mugs, mouse pads, t-shirts, tank tops and yes ladies (and gentleman), even aprons.

    You can purchase the items exclusively at each shows store page located at (links below).

    All My Children | General Hospital | One Life to Live

    • All My Children
    • One Life to Live
    • General Hospital
    • Brandon Barash
    • Chad Duell
    • David Fumero
    • Nic Robuck
    • Jordi Vilasuso
    • Trent Garrett
    • JohnPaul Lavoisier

      This Week on One Life to Live - 01/31/11
      ( — A Look at What's Happening on "One Life to Live" during the Week of January 31, 2011.
      • One Life to Live
      • Bree Williamson
      • Video
      • Promos
      • Clips

        Oprah Winfrey Dedicates Upcoming Episode to Daytime Soaps

        (SoapOperaNetwork) — "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is looking for fans of "All My Children," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital," "One Life to Live" and "The Young and the Restless" to appear on an upcoming episode devoted to the soap opera genre. The show is also looking for those that were followers of the gone but not forgotten soaps including the more recently canceled "As The World Turns," "Guiding Light," "Passions" and "Port Charles."

        This will be your last chance to see Oprah Winfrey cover the soap genre before her show exits the tv landscape in September.

        Full Press Release

        Are you a devoted soap opera viewer? Do you plan your day around watching soap operas? Do you record the soaps while you are at work and rush home to see what your favorite characters did that day? Do your favorite stars feel like members of the family? Do you live vicariously through their triumphs and struggles? Do you remember where you were when Luke and Laura got married or when Erika Kane walked down the aisle for the tenth time? Who are your favorite characters? Which couples did you desperately want to see together again? Which storylines made you laugh, cry or changed your life? Which soap that is no longer on the air do you miss the most? If you are a fan of the soaps and are willing to share your love of daytime dramas on The Oprah Winfrey Show, we want to hear from you!

        To apply to appear on the show, go to

        • The Bold and the Beautiful
        • All My Children
        • One Life to Live
        • The Young and the Restless
        • Days of our Lives
        • General Hospital
        • As The World Turns
        • Port Charles
        • Passions
        • Guiding Light
        • Oprah Winfrey
        • The Oprah Winfrey Show

          GH Recap: Monday, January 31, 2011

          GH Recap: Monday, January 31, 2011

          ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, January 31, 2011.


          Michael wards off Abby’s attacker before he can rape her. Dante convinces Jason not to cover up the crime to allow for Michael’s psychological healing as a hero. Michael breaks down and admits to Jason what really happened at Pentonville.

          Alexis discovers that Jax went to London to play “hero” for Brenda. Brenda twists the knife by telling Carly, and Carly asks Jax for a divorce. Robin supports Brenda in overcoming Carly’s threats to ruin her wedding.

          Siobhan falls for Lucky’s trap – and Lucky catches her red-handed. But Siobhan reveals why she is working for the Balkan, and what he holds over her as Lucky turns to Theo for answers. Lulu unknowingly faces the wrath of the Balkan.

          On the Next General Hospital…

          • Brenda admits the truth to Dante.
          • Lulu finds Brenda in Dante’s arms.
          • Lucky sets a plan of entrapment to outwit the Balkan.
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            OLTL Recap: Monday, January 31, 2011

            OLTL Recap: Monday, January 31, 2011

            ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, January 31, 2011.

            IT HAPPENED TODAY…

            Starr visits a delusional Marty at St. Ann’s.

            As Marty’s memory starts to clear up she begins to remember Natalie’s secret. Jessica and Brody decide to marry right away. They convince Natalie and John to join them in a double-wedding.

            As Aubrey is about to tell the Buchanan family about Clint’s treachery, Clint stops her and apologizes for having disowned Joey. Cutter visits Dorian on a pretense and while he’s there the yearbook from the Paris boarding school Aubrey supposedly attended arrives. He hides it from Dorian. The yearbook photo reveals that Aubrey Wentworth isn’t who she claims to be. Dorian surmises Aubrey has something on Clint.

            Echo discovers that Shane is being bullied and he begs her not to tell his folks. When Rex and Gigi arrive, Echo keeps the problem to herself.

            Rex questions Echo about his paternity, and that he’s considering getting another DNA test. Echo warns him to leave it alone.

            On the Next One Life to Live…

            • Aubrey and Cutter tamper with the yearbook.
            • Kelly and Cutter kiss.
            • Clint gives Vimal the boot.
            • One Life to Live

              AMC Recap: Monday, January 31, 2011

              ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, January 31, 2011.

              IT HAPPENED TODAY…

              Krystal worries about Annie’s downward spiral and warns her to stay away from both Marissa and the bar. JR reassures both Marissa and Krystal that he has the Annie situation under control; he’s called Dr. Burke from Oak Haven. JR is disturbed when he finds the stolen jewelry in Annie’s room.

              Erica tells Jack she needs to attend to some “business” and goes to see Caleb and Jackson watches from afar. Krystal consoles Jack over the Erica situation.

              With David “missing” from his room, Erica heads off to find Kendall after Jesse says David might want revenge on the person who shot him. After Ryan takes David to the rooftop mayhem ensues. Ryan threatens him and says he will be arrested for appearing to escape; Ryan’s got all areas covered and leaves. David’s cuffed after Jesse finds him and despite insisting his innocence all evidence (a helicopter, Ryan’s alibi) points to a planned escape.

              Kendall and Greenlee bond; Kendall offers up her house to Greenlee for the wedding but she says she’d rather have the wedding at Fusion. Kendall, Greenlee and Ryan all toast to Kendall’s return to Fusion.

              On the Next All My Children…

              • Jackson walks in on Erica and Caleb in an embrace and jumps to conclusions.
              • Kendall collapses to the ground.
              • Brot and Natalia take measures to be together.

              Jordana Brewster Lands Lead Role in 'Dallas' Pilot for TNT

              ( — Jordana Brewster is heading to the TNT based "Dallas" reboot according to a report by Nellie Andreeva of Andreeva reports that Brewster has joined the cast of the new era of "Dallas," the popular primetime soap that lasted from 1978 to 1991, which was order to pilot in late 2010 by TNT. The actress will play the role of Elena, "the the gorgeous daughter of the ranch's cook who is locked into a love triangle with Christopher and John," the sons of J.R. and Bobby Ewing stuck in a bitter rivalry over who will run the Ewing dynasty.

              The actress will be joined by original cast members Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy (also appearing on "The Bold and the Beautiful" here and there), who have already signed on to reprise their roles as Sue Ellen and Bobby Ewing. Larry Hagman, who portrayed J.R. Ewing in the original, has verbally committed to the series, but has not officially signed a deal with Warner Bros. Television.

              For soap fans, Brewster is best known for her portrayal of Nikki Munson on CBS' "As The World Turns" from 1995 to 2001 and a brief appearance on "All My Children." After leaving the soap world behind, Brewster landed roles in such films as "The Fast the the Furious" franchise and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning." In 2007, the actress starred in the ABC pilot "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," the TV version of the popular 2005 film of the same name starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Brewster can next be seen in the fifth "Furious" film called "Fast Five," which is due for release in theaters on April 29, 2011.

              Should the pilot be well received by the programming brass at TNT you can expect the series on the network at some point later this year.

              • All My Children
              • As The World Turns
              • Patrick Duffy
              • Jordana Brewster
              • Dallas
              • Larry Hagman
              • Linda Gray
              • Angelina Jolie
              • Brad Pitt
              • Mr. and Mrs. Smith
              • The Fast and the Furious
              • Fast Five
              • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

                Ratings: Good Week for B&B and Y&R

                ( — Ratings Report for the Week of January 17 – 21, 2011.

                Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

                Ratings for the week January 17-21, 2011

                (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

                Total Viewers
                1. Y&R 5,182,000 (+47,000/+31,000)
                2. B&B 3,190,000 (+129,000/-122,000)
                3. DAYS 2,719,000 (-253,000/-474,000)
                4. GH 2,680,000 (-172,000/+85,000)
                5. OLTL 2,643,000 (-38,000/+172,000)
                6. AMC 2,584,000 (-119,000/-224,000)

                1. Y&R 3.6/11 (-.1/-.1)
                2. B&B 2.3/7 (+.1/-.1)
                3. DAYS 2.0/6 (-.1/-.3)
                3. GH 2.0/5 (-.1/+.1)
                5. AMC 1.9/6 (-.1/-.2)
                5. OLTL 1.9/6 (-.1/+.1)

                Women 18-49 Viewers
                1. Y&R 1,046,000 (+41,000/-168,000)
                2. GH 826,000 (-5,000/-12,000)
                3. DAYS 777,000 (-78,000/-89,000)
                4. OLTL 656,000 (+21,000/-89,000)
                5. B&B 600,000 (+20,000/-156,000)
                6. AMC 577,000 (-55,000/-142,000)

                Women 18-49 Rating
                1. Y&R 1.6/9 (+.1/-.2)
                2. GH 1.3/7 (same/same)
                3. DAYS 1.2/7 (-.1/-.1)
                4. OLTL 1.0/6 (same/-.1)
                5. B&B 0.9/5 (same/-.2)
                5. AMC 0.9/5 (-.1/-.2)

                Girls 12-17 Viewers
                1. DAYS 44,000 (+3,000/+17,000)
                2. Y&R 39,000 (+2,000/-9,000)
                2. OLTL 39,000 (+8,000/+25,000)
                4. GH 38,000 (-4,000/-3,000)
                5. AMC 34,000 (+13,000/+16,000)
                6. B&B 32,000 (+4,000/+1,000)

                Women 18-34 Rating
                1. DAYS 0.8/5 (same/-.2)
                1. Y&R 0.8/5 (same/-.3)
                3. GH 0.7/4 (same/-.2)
                4. AMC 0.5/3 (-.1/-.3)
                4. OLTL 0.5/3 (same/-.4)
                4. B&B 0.5/3 (+.1/-.2)

                Men 18+ Viewers
                1. Y&R 1,242,000 (+10,000/+57,000)
                2. B&B 739,000 (+76,000/same)
                3. DAYS 599,000 (-94,000/-62,000)
                4. AMC 552,000 (+5,000/-47,000)
                5. GH 541,000 (-26,000/+77,000)
                6. OLTL 538,000 (+5,000/+62,000)


                Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

                Monday: 2.0/2,718,000
                Tuesday: 1.9/2,474,000
                Wednesday: 1.4/1,875,000 (repeat – did not count)
                Thursday: 1.9/2,528,000
                Friday: 2.0/2,614,000

                Monday: 2.5/3,476,000
                Tuesday: 2.3/3,179,000
                Wednesday: 2.2/3,016,000
                Thursday: 2.2/3,123,000
                Friday: 2.2/3,156,000

                Monday: 2.1/3,014,000
                Tuesday: 2.0/2,755,000
                Wednesday: 1.8/2,415,000
                Thursday: 1.9/2,690,000
                Friday: 1.9/2,722,000

                Monday: 2.0/2,893,000
                Tuesday: 2.0/2,736,000
                Wednesday: 1.1/1,417,000 (repeat – did not count)
                Thursday: 1.9/2,520,000
                Friday: 1.9/2,574,000

                Monday: 2.0/2,887,000
                Tuesday: 2.0/2,642,000
                Wednesday: 1.1/1,379,000 (repeat – did not count)
                Thursday: 1.9/2,534,000
                Friday: 1.9/2,507,000

                Monday: 4.0/5,769,000
                Tuesday: 3.6/5,025,000
                Wednesday: 3.5/4,890,000
                Thursday: 3.4/4,761,000
                Friday: 3.7/5,467,000


                For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through January 23, 2011

                1. Y&R 3.7
                2. B&B 2.3
                3. DAYS 2.0
                3. GH 2.0
                5. OLTL 1.9
                5. AMC 1.9

                Women 18-49 Rating
                1. Y&R 1.7
                2. GH 1.4
                3. DAYS 1.2
                4. B&B 1.0
                4. OLTL 1.0
                6. AMC 0.9

                Ratings Archive

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                • Days of our Lives
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                  Y&R PreVUE: Week of January 31 Edition

                  ( — A look at what's happening on "The Young and the Restless" during the week of January 31, 2011.


                  On Monday, January 31, Adam and Jack continue to work hard on the Newman Fund. That same day, they discover that Skye had a secret helper. Nick decides to call off being just friends with Diane; he wants more. Jana continues to outfox Kevin, while Deacon and Nikki’s romance continues to blossom. Friday, February 4, Lauren gets to the truth.

                  The Inside Story: Tragedy Looms Over Genoa City
                  Feeling himself corned and seeing everything slipping away, Cane decides that Katherine and Jill need to know the truth about his past. As he is telling them both about Blake and his involvement with him, Colin suddenly arrives. Seeing that something is up, Colin and Cane step outside for a private conversation. Cane informs his father that he’s told Jill and Katherine about his past, and will soon tell them about who he really is. A furious Colin decides to step up his threats by telling Cane that if he opens his mouth to Jill and Katherine, he will have no choice but to get rid of Jill: permanently. Knowing that his father is true to his word, Cane has no choice but to continue telling Jill and Kay everything, minus everything he was going to reveal about Colin. Katherine, knowing that something more is troubling Cane, and her dislike for Colin, begins to wonder what else Cane was going to reveal. Getting the young man alone, Katherine learns that Lily is devastated by Cane’s revelation and promises to help him. She calls Lily and talks her into meeting Cane so that the two of them can talk some more. A hesitant Lily relents and the strained couple meet to talk. During their conversation, Lily tells Cane that if he’s not hiding anything else from her, he can come back home. The minute that he becomes hesitant, a furious Lily tells him that she wants him packed and out of the house immediately. Cane pleads with Lily that for her and their twins safety, he can’t reveal everything. Not wanting to hear any more of what he has to tell her, Lily demands that he pack his bags and move out. Once away from Cane and with the twins, Lily has a run in with Blake, who also tries to get him to hear his version of the ‘truth’, but an angry Lily lashes out, telling Blake to stay away from both her and her babies. Back at the apartment, Cane records a heartfelt message for the twins. A heartbroken Cane tries once more to talk to Lily in hopes of getting her to believe him. When he makes the suggestion to run away together, Lily tells him that he needs to stop running away from his problems and face them. It is then that Cane later sets a plan in motion to not only prevent Jill from marrying Colin but to also end his problems for good. An unhinged Blake is requested to take care of one more matter for Colin. As Lily leaves a building with the babies, Blake takes his aim. Seeing that his wife is in danger, Cane springs into action to save her. As Lily screams in horror, Cane’s body hits the ground. As news spreads about Cane, Malcolm and Neil race to be by her side, while back home, Victoria and Billy comfort Katherine and Jill. Later, when Colin comes to ‘comfort’ Jill, she makes the remark that she’ll make whoever harmed Cane pay dearly.

                  A Closer Look:Another Round of Losing It All
                  Wanting to gain permanent custody of Faith, Nick pleads his case to the judge, who agrees to give the case another look. It is the judge’s decision to bring Nick and Sharon back to the court room to determine who will obtain custody. While Nick feels confident that he will get his way, a nervous Sharon asks Adam to be there in court to give his moral support to her. Adam, however tells her that it is best to stay out of the court room, fearing that it could only hurt her chances if the judge sees him there. Once in court, Sharon takes to the stand and tells the judge that the primary reason why Nick is going after custody of Faith is because of her choice in who to be involved with. She further points out that she isn’t a bad parent at all; she loves her daughter, While the proceedings are still going, Adam watches on from a distance. The judge returns with a decision and crushes Sharon by saying that Nick will have full custody of Faith based off of the murder allegations against her. Sharon immediately pleads with Victor to help her but he rebuffs her by keeping the truth to himself. A broken-hearted Sharon has no choice but to give Faith back to Nick. When Adam hears the news, he wants to rip into Nick, but Sharon tells him that it is best that he leaves things alone. Holding her close, Adam promises to do whatever to make things right for her.

                  What To Watch

                  • Sofia sees how threatening Tucker can truly be
                  • Ronan’s deteriorating health brings him to his knees
                  • Victor learns of Nick and Diane and vows to make her his bride immediately

                  The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

                  • Marty Lodge will play ‘Reverend Scott’ Wednesday, February 2
                  • Michael Harding will play ‘Dr. Harding’ Friday, February 4
                  • Word is that actor Walter Fauntleroy will be coming to the show as ‘Nate Hastings’, the son of ‘Olivia Hastings Winters’. Fauntleroy first appearance on the show begins Monday, February 7, through Friday, February 11. No word yet as to what ‘Nate’s’ storyline will be.
                  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on "Y&R" during the week of January 24, 2010? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday's at 4:00 PM, EST.

                  SON ALERTS: WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7, 2011

                  • Jack, Sharon and Phyllis set out to bring down Victor
                  • Adam returns to his wicked ways
                  • Daniel is in for a shock

                  SON ALERT BONUS: WINTER 2011

                  • Victor tries to help Sharon from a distance as her life continues to head on a downward spiral
                  • Sharon can’t cope without Faith in her life
                  • Victoria and Billy’s happiness is marred as trouble looms over them
                  • Traci returns home to be a support system to her family
                  • Colin’s manipulation of Jill pulls apart her relationship with Katherine at a time when they both need one another
                  • The Young and the Restless

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