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


AMC Recap: Monday, January 24, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, January 24, 2011.


David signs the divorce papers from Greenlee. Liza informs David she’s going to put him back in prison to await his trial.

Damon decides to leave Pine Valley. He learns Angie’s out of town when he tells Tad he wants to thank her for giving him his first job. Opal tells Tad she hopes that Liza didn’t have a hand in Colby and Damon’s demise. Damon takes the law opportunity in California that Liza hooked up for him. Tad tells his son he’s fine with him accepting the position even though deep down he isn’t as fine as he claims to be.

Annie’s insecurity over JR and Marissa pushes her towards a breaking point. She demands that JR set a divorce date. After hearing the news that Ryan and Greenlee are engaged, Annie sees Marissa and JR walking into Krystal’s with a bunch of decorations. JR says he’s helping with Damon’s going away party but when Marissa returns he moves away from Annie.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Scott works hard to transform himself into a better person.
  • Colby tries to patch things up with Damon.
  • Cara’s hidden past finally comes to light.

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

Wendy Williams Extends Her ‘Life’

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 12:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore

Photo: FOX

( — “How you doin’ Llanview?” The energetic talk show host got quite a surprise during the January 24 episode of her self-titled talk show, when she found that that “One Life to Live” wanted her to tape additional scenes on the long-running ABC Daytime soap.

The added scenes will extend Williams’ guest stint on “OLTL” from two episodes to five. While it is unclear when she will head back to the studio, her original scenes were taped on January 12 and are set to air on Wednesday, March 2 and Monday, March 28.

The development came as a shock to Williams, who learned of the news during a live broadcast of her talk show on Monday, when a crew member held up a cue card stating simply that “‘One Life to Live’ just called – wants you to do three more shows!”

As SON first told you two weeks ago, Williams (who has hosted a self-titled BET/syndicated talk show since 2008) will play as Phyllis Rose, emcee of “Access Llanview,” “One Life’s” show-within-a-show. Watch for the character to tackle the dysfunctional Buchanan clan in a special episode of the fictional talk show entitled “The Buchanans, A Family Under Siege.”

To a view a clip, and read a humorous commentary on the video on E!’s “The Soup Blog,” click here.

In other news…

“One Life to Live” has released a new casting call for the role of “Zoe.” The scene opens with Zoe mocking “Reed” for finally showing up. Reed reminds her that he is not her friend, and that his full name is Reed Kelly. Zoe compliments his name and tells Reed that he shouldn’t be nervous because she won’t bite him. A little confused, Zoe asks if they are shooting a porno film. Zoe responds that Reed is a little slow in the head, but that it’s okay, since that’s not what he was hired for anyway. Realizing what is going on, Reed tries to back out. Zoe asks if they take things from the top, because it throws off her concentration and motivation when they shoot out of order. Getting upset, Reed says that he can’t do this and has to leave. On the defensive, Zoe asks him what his problem is, to which he reaffirms that he must go. Zoe tries to reassure him by saying all he has to do is say his lines and then she’ll take it from there. The scene ends with Reed insisting that he wants no part of this, and that they need to find some other guy for the job. Click here for more information.

And here is a little more information on the audition script for the recurring role of “Repo,” which “OLTL” released last month. The soap is looking for a Caucasian male in his 40s who is an expert in stage combat, for the role which is described as a “wiry, dangerous, and extremely threatening bartender of a seedy bar.”

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

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 5:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

( — February brings an altered state of reality for one Llanview resident who can never seem to handle her screwed up life.

Jessica (Bree Williamson) and Natalie (Melissa Archer) may be headed for the altar in the coming weeks but, in typical soap opera fashion, don’t look the nuptials to go off without a hitch. Fans can expect lots of drama, suspense, and heartache.

However, while most of those involved are able to cope with turn of events in a somewhat more reasonable manner, the same can’t be said for Jessica. That’s right…everyone’s least favorite alternate personality Tess regains control of Jessica’s fragile mental state beginning on Valentine’s Day.

But just what will Tess do with her newfound freedom, and could Bess (Jessica’s other personality) also make a return appearance? That remains to be seen, but watch out if either Jess or Tess ever reach for a pair of glasses again…

In other casting news…

Wesley Taylor‘s “Creeper” character now has a name, and it is one some fans might recognize. The Broadway star, who taped scenes earlier this month, will be playing the bit part of Barton, who strikes out while hitting on a girl. A summary of the casting call, which was released last month, can be read here. An airdate has not been announced.  Taylor is good match with the description of the person the show was looking to cast in the dayplayer role, which was a Caucasian male in his early 20s, that was “overly confident, cocky, smarmy, and thinks he’s ‘hot,’ but is really a nerd.” 

Pete Braust (Peter Straub) offers John (Michael Eaton) some advice concerning the women in his life on Monday, February 7.

Baby Hope Thornhart (Madeline, Molly, and Tess Sullivan) will be seen again on Tuesday, Feburary 8 when Starr (Kristen Alderson) takes her to Statesville for a (off-screen) visit with her daddy, Cole.

Expect to see more of Matthew Conlon in the coming days as Paris gallery owner M. Claude Calmar, in scenes with tortured artist Tomas (Ted King), before the latter decides to take a trip to Llanview. Calmar made his “OLTL” debut on Friday, January 21, in scenes with Cristian (David Fumero) and Blair (Kassie DePaiva).

Harold Plaut returns as Clint’s (Jerry verDorn) thug Mr. Black on Tuesday, February 1. Look for Clint to give him and his other thug Mr. Blue (actor unknown) some further instructions. The goons were last seen in October when Clint ordered them to beat up on Ford (David A. Gregory).

And other dayplayer character appearing in the coming weeks will be Reverend Dennis, who will officiate the christening of Jessica’s and Natalie’s babies.

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

ABC to Preview Soaps Online

Monday, January 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

Photo: ABC

( — With February sweeps just around the corner, ABC promises to give soap fans a special glimpse into upcoming episodes.

According to a press release, “Viewers of ABC’s three daytime dramas ‘All My Children,’ ‘One Life to Live,’ and ‘General Hospital’ will get their first-ever opportunity to watch a sneak peek clip of their shows on the award-winning website each weeknight starting at 7:00 p.m., ET before it airs on the network.”

The online sneak peeks, which will preview the following day’s episodes of “AMC,” “OLTL,” and “GH,” are scheduled to begin on Monday, February 7, and run “throughout the month of February for four consecutive weeks.”

“All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and “General Hospital” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on and Check local listings.

Y&R PreVUE: Week of January 24 Edition


Monday, January 24, 2011 at 12:29 AM ET by Venus Stone

( Framed and ignored…


Lily recreates Paris for her and Cane, Monday, January 24. Jill doesn’t get the congratulations she hopes for when she announces to family and friends her engagement. Tuesday, January 25, Colin continues to taunt Cane with his presence. Nikki turns to Deacon when she’s tempted to fall off the wagon again. Cane tells a dumbfounded Lily more about his past Friday, January 28.

The Inside Story: Thrown to the Wolves
Sharon is floored when Christine, along with FBI Agents arrive to arrest her for the death of Skye. She immediately turns to Victor and demands that he tells the truth but Victor, who is unmoved by her pleas, ignores her. She soon is handcuffed and escorted out of the club. When she’s at the station, Christine shares the evidence that has Sharon in the situation that she is in: the recording of her and Skye arguing by the volcano. Sharon insists that she didn’t do anything to Skye, but Christine points out that based on the evidence that they received, she could be spending the rest of her life behind bars. More devastation comes to Sharon when she is told that bail will be set at 5 million dollars. News soon travels when Nick arrives and he outright admits that he thinks she is guilty; Sharon tells him that she never touched Skye. Adam, in the meantime, tries his best to turn the blame on Victor, but Christine turns a deaf ear to his accusations. Back at the holding cell, Sharon tries her best to get Nick to believe that she didn’t murder Skye and tells him about the bail. Nick, however, tells her that he will not put up the money to get her out of jail. Nick does, however, inform Noah about Sharon’s arrest. When their son hears this, he heads over to the jail and blasts Sharon for her need to be with Adam rather than her own family. In the meantime, Jack is approached by Adam, who tells him about Sharon being arrested for a crime Victor had to have committed. He too, asks Jack to help, but Jack coldly tells him that Sharon is no longer is business or concern. As everyone turns their back on helping, let alone believing Sharon, Sharon receives a visit from the one person she doesn’t want: Phyllis. Phyllis instantly gloats at her rival being in jail. Sharon snaps telling the red-head that if she truly wanted to do away with someone, she would have gotten rid of her a long time ago. With those honest words said to her, Phyllis believes that Sharon didn’t do the deed. Meanwhile, Nick confronts his father demanding to know what exactly happened when he whisked Skye to Hawaii. Victor refuses to answer but immediately calls Michael once Nick has left: he wants him to pay the 5 million dollar bail, but to keep his name out of it.

A Closer Look:Don’t Mean Maybe, But That’s His Baby
As Daniel continues to hold Lucy, he is flooded with the memory of helping deliver her before Daisy hit him and ran off. Without sharing his memory, Daniel finds himself in awe that Victoria and Billy have instant love for his baby that they’ve adopted. Once by himself, he begins to ponder what to do with his revelation. He soon finds himself approaching Kevin, vaguely telling him that he has a feeling he knows where his baby may be. The two friends have a heart-to-heart and once all is said and done, Daniel makes a vow to keep quiet about being Lucy’s father and that the best place is in fact with Billy and Victoria.

What To Watch

  • Monday: Victor turns his nose up at Victoria’s news about baby Lucy
  • Tuesday: Jill pleads for Katherine to be a true friend to her
  • Wednesday: Adam offers Jack a business 'deal'
  • Thursday: Nikki becomes suspicious of Victor and Diane
  • Friday Jack and Phyllis have a change of heart where Sharon is concerned

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Peter Navy Tuiasosopo returns back to the show as ‘Koa’ Thursday, January 27 and Friday, January 28
  • Marty Lodge plays ‘Reverend Scott’ Wednesday, February 2
  • Dean Cudworth comes to the show as a detective Thursday, February 3
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on "Y&R" during the week of January 17, 2011? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday's at 4:00 PM, EST.


  • Sofia sees the nasty side of Tucker McCall
  • Diane does her best to have her boy toy and his father
  • The custody battle between Nick and Sharon continues


  • 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" airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


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GH Recap: Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, January 21, 2011.


Brenda blames herself for Dante and Lulu’s break up, and she resolves to make things right. Lulu tries to distract herself with work, but is shocked when Brenda arrives to convince her to take Dante back. Diane brings Carly legal proof that Brenda and Dante had a baby together, just as Dante catches them in conversation.

Lucky confronts Siobhan, demanding to discuss the abrupt ending of their relationship. He remains concerned for her safety.

Obviously tweaked by Terrell’s attention to Robin, Patrick tries to hide his jealousy as Lisa revels in it. Patrick finds Lisa and Terrell enjoying drinks together.

Sonny and Molly discuss bi-polar disorder. Leaving the office, Molly has a PTSD attack as she is overwhelmed by the sounds of a local road car accident.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Lulu cannot forgive Dante for his lies.
  • Michael and Kristina discuss the aftermath of the bus accident.
  • Brandon gets aggressive with Abby.

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

OLTL Recap: Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, January 21, 2011.


Blair and Cristian, in Paris, meet a gallery owner who says he sold Blair’s painting to an American lawyer (Eli) and has the artist’s address. Cris and Blair are about to go when Layla arrives. Blair leaves them alone and goes to the artist’s address. Cristian wants to settle things with Layla, admits he spent the night with Blair, but didn’t sleep with her. Layla admits she slept with her boss.

Bo tells Matthew he did not sleep with Inez and tells him he has to stop working for Clint. Bo uses Inez to try to entrap Clint. Matthew accuses Clint of telling him his parents were cheating just to get him off the subject of Rex being his son. Clint tells Viki he’s setting up trusts for the babies in case anything happens to him. Viki is slightly twigged by Nora’s cold attitude towards Clint.

At breakfast with Téa, Todd and Dani, Starr has a bad reaction to seeing James with Michelle. Inez and Nate try to figure out who planted the gun. Téa and Dani take Nate to his hearing. The judge drops all charges against Nate. Nate asks Téa to represent Inez. Téa, Dani and Nate go to find Inez in jail and are surprised to find out she’s gone.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Starr is shocked by Todd’s actions.
  • Cristian is stunned by Layla’s admission.
  • Darren needs Shaun’s help.

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

Friday, January 21, 2011 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, January 21, 2011.


Krystal isn’t thrilled about Marissa’s decision to represent David but is unsuccessful in talking her out of it. Marissa warns David that he better not manipulate her or try and bend the rules. David says he couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. Using Kendall’s guilt as blackmail, David tells Erica to get Greenlee to come and see him. Greenlee and David talk about how much has changed between them. Erica goes to Caleb for help with David’s blackmail and Caleb agrees to help her with what she needs.

Both Jackson and Erica are happy for a newly engaged Ryan and Greenlee.

Erica is concerned how Kendall will take the news of Ryan and Greenlee’s engagement. When she does learn of their plans, Kendall acts like she’s fine but Ryan notices she’s hiding her true feelings. Minister Torres encourages Kendall to get involved in something and suggests Habitat for Humanity. Griffin tells Cara that he’s not the guy for Kendall to reach out to and doesn’t want to get too personal with a patient. Kendall tries to cover her anxiety after Ryan explains his initial concern of foul play in Zach’s plane crash but covers that he’s sure there was none.

Scott and Madison grow closer. She comforts him over his frustration at having to take a low-level job at the hospital but she thinks it’s great that he’s seizing an opportunity to rebuild himself. Scott confronts Greenlee who says it was the best she could do. When Ryan sees Scott with Madison, Scott puts his arm around her.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Annie demands that JR set a divorce date.
  • Damon decides to officially leave Pine Valley.
  • Opal talks to Tad about Colby and Damon.

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

Friday, January 21, 2011 at 5:12 PM ET by Xavier Toups

Photo: ABC

( — Ratings Report for the Week of January 10 – 14, 2011.


Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

Ratings for the week January 10-14, 2011

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,135,000 (+28,000/+170,000)
2. B&B 3,061,000 (-150,000/-377,000)
3. DAYS 2,972,000 (+309,000/-137,000)
4. GH 2,852,000 (+114,000/+160,000)
5. AMC 2,703,000 (+236,000/+74,000)
6. OLTL 2,681,000 (+310,000/+251,000)

1. Y&R 3.7/11 (+.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.2/7 (same/-.3)
3. DAYS 2.1/6 (+.1/-.1)
3. GH 2.1/6 (+.1/+.2)
5. AMC 2.0/6 (+.1/same)
5. OLTL 2.0/6 (+.2/+.2)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,005,000 (-69,000/-190,000)
2. DAYS 855,000 (+34,000/+36,000)
3. GH 831,000 (+10,000/-47,000)
4. OLTL 635,000 (+62,000/-40,000)
5. AMC 632,000 (+96,000/+5,000)
6. B&B 580,000 (-83,000/-237,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5/9 (-.1/-.3)
2. GH 1.3/7 (+.1/same)
2. DAYS 1.3/7 (+.1/+.1)
4. AMC 1.0/5 (+.2/+.1)
4. OLTL 1.0/5 (+.1/same)
6. B&B 0.9/5 (-.1/-.3)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. GH 42,000 (-12,000/-23,000)
2. DAYS 41,000 (+26,000/-8,000)
3. Y&R 37,000 (+4,000/+2,000)
4. OLTL 31,000 (+13,000/-3,000)
5. B&B 28,000 (+9,000/-4,000)
6. AMC 21,000 (+12,000/+3,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. DAYS 0.8/5 (same/-.1)
1. Y&R 0.8/5 (-.1/-.3)
3. GH 0.7/4 (same/-.2)
4. AMC 0.6/3 (+.2/-.1)
5. OLTL 0.5/3 (+.1/-.3)
6. B&B 0.4/2 (-.1/-.4) <- ties low rating

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,232,000 (-63,000/+99,000)
2. DAYS 693,000 (+113,000/+73,000)
3. B&B 663,000 (-96,000/-86,000)
4. GH 567,000 (+34,000/+72,000)
5. AMC 547,000 (+40,000/+7,000)
6. OLTL 533,000 (+88,000/+82,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.0/2,758,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,855,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,787,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,673,000
Friday: 1.8/2,444,000

Monday: 2.3/3,170,000
Tuesday: 2.3/3,154,000
Wednesday: 2.3/3,138,000
Thursday: 2.2/2,937,000
Friday: 2.1/2,904,000

Monday: 2.2/2,930,000
Tuesday: 2.2/3,083,000
Wednesday: 2.3/3,363,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,701,000
Friday: 1.9/2,785,000

Monday: 2.1/2,814,000
Tuesday: 2.1/3,001,000
Wednesday: 2.1/3,028,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,688,000
Friday: 2.0/2,729,000

Monday: 1.9/2,566,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,856,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,903,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,536,000
Friday: 1.9/2,543,000

Monday: 3.9/5,505,000
Tuesday: 3.8/5,223,000
Wednesday: 3.8/5,327,000
Thursday: 3.5/4,854,000
Friday: 3.4/4,768,000


For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through January 16, 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

Friday, January 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

Photo: ABC

( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of January 24, 2011.


Patrick and Terrell have a very public “chest thumping” match on Monday, January 24. Terrell continues to score points with Robin. Shawn is there for a distressed Molly. Alexis makes a plea to Molly on Tuesday, January 25. Kelly tells Sam her odds. Sam is haunted by the past. On Wednesday, January 26, Jason discovers Sam’s secret. Does Sam protest too much? Tracy motivates Brook Lynn. Brook Lynn takes Elizabeth battle on. Spinelli makes a plea to Carly. Jax’s preoccupation with Brenda blows up in his face on Friday, January 28.

The Inside Story: The Sins of the Father
Lulu and Dante have a bittersweet heart to heart. Siobhan can’t deny Lucky’s conclusion about her true feelings. Theo welcomes his mercenary to Port Charles. On Tuesday, January 25, refusing to accept things are over with Lulu, Dante makes a bold move. Lulu, Lucky and Ethan discuss the Spencer curse on love. Dante and Lulu’s loved ones offer them support in the wake of their break-up. Ethan tells Maya why he thinks she sabotaged their plans. The Balkan’s mercenary confronts Johnny. Lulu cares for Johnny after finding him badly beaten. Dante angrily accuses Theo of breaking client confidentiality. Jason and Lucky are on the trail of the traitor. Lucky confronts the traitor on Friday, January 28. Dante won’t give up. Lulu is threatened. Brenda is struck with a feeling of loss as she, Spinelli and Sam discuss pregnancy.

A Closer Look: Alone with My Memories
On Monday, January 24, a haunted Michael has an extreme reaction to Dante’s greeting. Brandon refuses to heed Jason’s warning to cease harassing Abby. Abby opens up to Jason about her feelings for Michael. Jason counsels an upset Michael to respect Abby’s wishes. Molly schemes to get Michael what he wants. Brandon decides to teach Abby a lesson after seeing her with Michael on Friday, January 28. Michael is overcome with memories of Carter as he fights Brandon off of Abby.

General Hospital News and Headlines:


  • Carly asks Jax for a divorce.
  • Brenda discovers her wedding dress has been destroyed.
  • Michael tells Jason the truth about what happened to him in prison.
  • Siobhan falls for Lucky’s trap. Will he fall for hers?
  • Luke gets his bride in hot water.

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

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