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

 

Tonja Walker’s ‘One Life’ Return Set

Tonja Walker's 'One Life' Return Set

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Tonja Walker may be returning to “One Life to Live,” but don’t look for Alex to be coming back to Llanview anytime soon.  On Tuesday, March 15, she receives two familiar visitors, while still living it up in the life of luxury on Asa’s tropical island paradise, St. Blaze’s.

As we previously reported, Bo learns the truth from Rex that Clint had David (Tuc Watkins, who also resurfaces the week of March 14) thrown in a Moroccan prison and left for dead.  The pair then reluctantly head for the desert nation to find the elusive Buchanan heir.  However, once there things don’t go as smoothly as planned, and their search soon takes them elsewhere — to a more tropical climate, after receiving an important clue on Friday, March 11.

Enter Alex Olanov, whom you may recall accepted the island resort from Nigel (who inherited it from Asa), in exchange for her silence after learning that David Vickers was really a Buchanan.  But will Alex welcome her guests with open arms, or has she been cavorting with the enemy?

Either way, don’t look for Walker or Alex to stick around for very long.  The actress noted last month on Facebook that she was only returning for two episodes, although she would be open to more if the show would make her an offer.

On a related note, expect to see more the Buchanan’s trusty butler Nigel (Peter Bartlett) in the coming weeks as he learns some details of his his boss’ antics, which could place him in a precarious situation.

In other news…

If you think you have seen the last of Beth (Aitana Rinab) and Brad (Frank Dolce), the two obnoxious teens helping Jack bully Shane, guess again.  The pint-sized thugs will return again by mid-March.

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    GH Recap: Monday, February 28, 2011

    GH Recap: Monday, February 28, 2011

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, February 28, 2011.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Sonny vows to get answers from Shawn on Brenda’s whereabouts. Michael and Morgan return home as Sonny bursts into the guesthouse where Carly is helping Shawn recover. Theo turns lethal on Suzanne. Brenda wakes to find herself in the Balkan’s clutches.

    Jason realizes Sam lost her hearing in the explosion. Jason receives a second phone call from Franco indicating his involvement with the car bombing and potentially with the Balkan.

    Dante troubleshoots how the Balkan set up the car bombing. Lulu puts her faith back in Dante.

    Alone with Ethan, Kristina discusses her own experience with the car bombing.

    Luke and Tracy call a brief truce in the wake of Luke’s kindness towards rattled Edward, who is still in shock over the wedding car bombing.

    Patrick and Robin work together at the hospital.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Sonny is prepared to torture Shawn for information.
    • Patrick and Robin grow closer.
    • Kristina admits her feelings and long-term plans for Ethan.

     

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      OLTL Recap: Monday, February 28, 2011

      OLTL Recap: Monday, February 28, 2011

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, February 28, 2011.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      Protective Tomas wants Téa to leave Todd. Todd demands that Blair find out from Téa where Dani is hiding. Blair learns that Tomas is Téa’s brother.

      James and Starr clear the air.

      Joey throws a punch when he finds John with his hands on Kelly.

      Brody and Langston arrive too late to stop Tess from marrying Ford. Brody trumps up reasons to arrest Ford and Tess.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Roxy is horrified to see John and Kelly together.
      • Rex tells Gigi a secret.
      • Clint becomes a free man.
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        AMC Recap: Monday, February 28, 2011

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, February 28, 2011.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY…

        Kendall tells Griffin about what happened with the letter and Ricky insists that she might have just wanted to see more since she is grieving. Kendall questions why Ricky wants her to talk about Zach and dredge up old memories. Griffin tells Kendall that her tests results came back okay but suggests she talk to a therapist.

        After sharing with Erica the news that she and Reese are divorcing Bianca encourages her mom to make sure she loves Jackson before getting married. Jackson and Krystal continue growing closer as they work on the Cara case. Opal accidentally lets it slip about Erica and Caleb’s kiss but insists it meant nothing.

        Madison gives Ryan all the information she got from Emma’s phone call. When she feels the baby kicking Madison almost tells Ryan the truth but decides against it. Greenlee justifies to Scott her reasons for not telling Ryan the truth. Ryan decides to follow a lead that Annie is staying at shelters. Greenlee worries when Ryan expresses his anger at Annie for keeping him uninformed regarding his child.

        Caleb encourages Asher to go with his gut and talk to Colby about Liza & Damon. Asher admits to Colby he knew the truth and she’s upset with him for keeping it from her. In order to deal with the stress in her life, Colby takes to her webcam.

        On the Next All My Children…

        • Jake tells Tad why he fell in love with Cara.
        • Jackson confronts Erica over kissing Caleb.
        • Erica calls Krystal out on fantasizing about being with Jackson.

         

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          'One Life to Live' Celebrates Erika Slezak's 40th Anniversary with Special Episode

          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The long-running ABC soap pays tribute to six-time Daytime Emmy winner Erika Slezak in celebration of her 40th anniversary of playing Llanview’s matriarch Victoria Lord with a special episode dedicated to her on Tuesday, April 26.  “I was so touched I started to cry [when I found out]. It’s so sweet. But I was kind of hoping it would all go by unnoticed,” the actress tells TVGuide‘s Michael Logan.

          Slezak became the third actress to play Viki, who was originated by Gillian Spencer, on March 17, 1971.  She remains “One Life to Live’s” longest-running cast member, while Viki is the show’s only remaining original character.  But, despite spending four decades in Llanview, Slezak laments that she doesn’t think that reaching this milestone is all that special.  “I came to this show without a fuss — I crept in rather quietly — and when I leave I want to go out that way, too. I don’t like fuss. It’s a little embarrassing.” Even so, she confesses to Logan that “I think it’s just so darling that they want to do this special show for me, and I am deeply honored. I only have one concern — that I do it justice.”  She reveals she was informed about the decision by the show’s Executive Producer Frank Valentini, who told her that “We’re writing a show for you.”

          As for details of special episode, she admits “I haven’t seen the script yet but I think it’s going to include a lot of me. [Laughs] No flashbacks or anything. I think they’re going to dredge up a lot of what’s going on in Viki’s life right now and how she’s dealing with it.”

          Slezak also addresses the persistent cancellation rumors regarding “One Life to Live” and sister soap “All My Children,” noting that “If we get canceled, we get canceled. What can you do? I’ve had 40 years — that’s 38 more than I thought I was going to have. I can’t complain. And I did what my father said. [Laughs] I saved my money!”

          To read the full interview, which also includes her reflections on a number of other topics, including working with Kim Zimmer and Robin Strasser, her memories of the late Phil Carey and Clint Ritchie, and auditioning for the role of Viki with “One Life” creator Agnes Nixon, click here.

           

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            GH Teasers: Week of February 28 Edition

            GH Teasers: Week of February 28 Edition

            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of February 28, 2011.

            GENERAL HOSPITAL: Teasers

            • Monday: (Episode #12251) — Sonny wants answers from Shawn.  Jason wonders what is going on with Sam.  Brenda falls into the Balkan’s trap. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
            • Tuesday: (Episode #12252) — Sonny prepares to interrogate Shawn.  Kristina makes an admission regarding Ethan.  Patrick and Robin continue to find their way back to one another. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
            • Wednesday: (Episode #12253) — Shawn’s life is in danger.  Sam takes a turn for the worse.  Nik admits to Brook Lynn that he like her. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
            • Thursday: (Episode #12254) — Molly knows who attacked Shawn.  Michael confides in Abby.  Dante warns Sonny not to revert to his mob ways in order to locate Brenda. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
            • Friday: (Episode #12255) — Liz is curious as to Aiden’s true paternity.  Dante and Jason urge Michael not to get involved the criminal world.  Brenda hides out in the woods. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
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              OLTL Teasers: Week of February 28 Edition

              OLTL Teasers: Week of February 28 Edition

              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of February 28, 2011.

              ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

              • Monday: (Episode #10878) — Blair learns who Tomas is related to.  Joey punches John.  Brody and Langston arrive too late to prevent Tess and Ford from getting married. (Rated: TVPG D, L, V)
              • Tuesday: (Episode #10879) — Doria accuses Echo of sleeping with Charlie.  Cutter comforts Dorian, who misses David.  Clint walks away a free man. (Rated: TVPG S)
              • Wednesday: (Episode #10880) — Wendy Williams premieres as “Access Llanview” emcee Phyllis Rose.  Rex shatters Bo’s faith in him.  Viki and Charlie discuss Jessica’s mental issues. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
              • Thursday: (Episode #10881) — Starr urges Dani to go back to Llanview.  Todd demands answers from Inez.  Bo is devastated to learn that Rex has been lying to him. (Rated: TVPG D)
              • Friday: (Episode #10882) — Viki tries to win over Ford.  John goes to see Marty as St. Ann’s.  Todd goes ballistic — again. (Rated: TVPG D)
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                AMC Teasers: Week of February 28 Edition

                AMC Teasers: Week of February 28 Edition

                (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Teasers for the Week of February 28, 2011.

                ALL MY CHILDREN: Teasers

                • Monday: (Episode #10567) — Opal inadvertently tells Jackson a secret about Erica and Caleb.  Colby vents via her webcam.  Asher makes an admission to Colby. (Rated: TVPG)
                • Tuesday: (Episode #10568) — Jake describes how he fell in love with Cara.  Jackson confronts Erica.  Krystal is blasted by Erica. (Rated: TVPG)
                • Wednesday: (Episode #10569) — Bianca considers granting Reese custody of their children.  Griffin tells Kendall it’s time to move on with her life.  Diane searches for more information on Zach and Kendall. (Rated: TVPG)
                • Thursday: (Episode #10570) — Kendall eavesdrops as Griffin and Cara say their marriage is a sham.  Greenlee has proposition for David.  Kendall’s memory is fuzzy. (Rated: TVPG)
                • Friday: (Episode #10571) — Erica pleads with Jackson.  Leticia concocts a plan.  Reese’s lawyers fight to have the kids taken away from Bianca. (Rated: TVPG)
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                  The 2010 Daytime Airhog Awards

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                  Who hogged the most airtime in all of 2010? Steve Burton slips out of the number one slot due to competition from a relatively new co-star’s record-breaking year.

                  As the year 2010 came to a close, so did a years worth of tracking appearances of contract and recurring actors on daytime’s remaining soap operas. “General Hospital’s” Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri) and Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) top the list of appearances in 2010 as the male duo from the ABC soap respectively appeared in 234 and 224 out of 249 episodes. Those totals denote a noticeable rise from the amount of episodes 2009′s leaders Burton (208) & “Days of Our Lives” Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker; 207) appeared in. In 2010, airing in 234 episodes, Zamprogna also beat the record formerly held by “All My Children’s” Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart Slater) and Lindsay Hartley (as Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald on NBC’s “Passions”) for most appearances in a year; Hartley appeared in 233 episodes in 2006 and Minshew appeared in the same amount of episodes in 2007. Enjoying an eight month long maternity leave in 2010, Minshew missed the list this year. Meanwhile, swapping from NBC to ABC and the time off in-between kept Hartley off the 2010 list, as well. ABC, CBS and NBC produced between 249 and 252 episodes of soap opera hours for each soap (except for the canceled CBS sudser “As the World Turns”) last year.

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                  Y&R PreVUE: Week of February 28 Edition

                  (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what's happening on "The Young and the Restless" during the week of February 28, 2011.

                  THIS WEEK ON:THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

                  Ashley snaps into Tucker for using her family’s turmoil to get what he wants. On Tuesday, March 1 Chance refuses to tell Nina the truth. That same day Meggie demands that Deacon help her get out of jail. Nikki and Deacon heat things up with one another. Friday, March 4 Neil sets forth to take the stand.

                  The Inside Story: Backstabbers and Betrayals
                  When Adam steps forward to ‘help’ Victor’s fight, Victoria, Nick and Abby are floored and disgusted. Nick and Victoria immediately try their best to get the judge to see that Adam is lying, however, the judge wants to take a look at the new evidence that has been presented. The minute alone, Nick slams Victor and tells him that regardless of what the outcome will be, Victor will never have the respect of his children. Victor, unfortunately for them, is unfazed by his son’s words. Meanwhile, Phyllis blabs to Jack about the latest development. Jack becomes suspicious and points out to Phyllis that he believes that Victor has something over on Adam to make him join in helping him win the arbitration. Abby, still reeling from the matters of the case, takes aim at Victoria, accusing her sister of manipulating her into going against Victor in the first place. Victoria is upset that Abby would even suggest that she would do that to her. As for Nick, he makes sure to inform Sharon that Adam came to the arbitration and testified to help Victor. Sharon is stunned that Adam would resort to helping Victor after all that he’s been through with the older Newman. She begs Adam to do what is right, which hits a nerve with Adam as to how much Sharon really cares for him. But for Adam, he isn’t sure that backing out of his agreement with Victor is the right thing: he doesn’t want Sharon to go to prison for something she didn’t do. He says that he would rather take the fall than see her suffer. Victor, sensing that Adam may back out of their ‘agreement’, continues to work him over by assuring him that by helping him will keep Sharon out of prison. Despite Sharon’s pleas for Adam to break his deal with Victor, Adam has no choice but to stick to it; especially after Victor makes a threat to throw him under the bus if he backs out.

                  A Closer Look:The Past Always Comes Back
                  As Jana is standing outside of Billy and Victoria’s, she’s suddenly attacked by someone from behind. Trying to break free of their chokehold, Jana is terrified when she breaks free to see that her attacker is Ryder, who has returned to Genoa City. She demands to know why he’s back in town and Ryder doesn’t hesitate to keep Jana on her toes by letting her know that he can make her life a living hell. Meanwhile, Kevin’s past also seems to be coming back on him when the Governor who helped do away with his Silver Chipmunk crimes returns to Genoa City. Things continue to get worse for the young man when Angelo ups the ante in their partnership, which causes Kevin to worry when his dealings with Angelo brings Chloe right in the middle of things.

                  What To Watch

                  • Katherine does her best to mess up Jill and Colin’s marriage
                  • Victor makes yet another threat against someone: this time Meggie
                  • Nikki wants her man to move in with her

                  The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

                  • James Handy will come to the show as a governor beginning Wednesday, March 2
                  • Sean Young continues her role as ‘Meggie’ Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2
                  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on "Y&R" during the week of February 21, 2011? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday's at 4:00 PM, EST.

                  SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 7, 2011

                  • The judge’s decision sends shockwaves through the Newman family
                  • Victor turns to the one person he least expects: Nikki
                  • A new woman could be the thing that keeps Neil distracted from his feelings for Sofia

                  SON ALERT BONUS: WINTER 2011

                  • Ryder decides to return to Genoa City for good
                  • A new man comes to Genoa City and could be the thing that Phyllis needs
                  • Victoria and Billy’s happiness is marred as trouble looms over them
                  • Victor reaches his breaking point
                  • Nikki is unaware that Meggie and Deacon have a thing going on








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