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: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

AMC Recap: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, February 16, 2011.


In the hopes of getting closer to his son, Caleb asks Asher to move in with him and out of the Chandler mansion. Asher doesn’t want to leave JR especially after he helped him when needed it most and now he wants to return the favor; JR is family to him. JR tries to apologize to Marissa for everything but she wants him to leave her alone. Asher offers JR his support.

Ryan listens to a message from Annie and Emma and Greenlee comforts her husband who is beside himself.

After getting some relationship advice from Kendall, Bianca calls Reese to tell her everything. She leaves a message and decides if she doesn’t hear back in 24 hours then she knows it’s really over.

Cara confronts Griffin about his feelings for Kendall. Griffin tells Kendall to forget about the secret he told her about sending drugs oversees and to just concentrate on recovering.

Insecure over Cara and Jake, Amanda questions Jake on what he felt when his ex admitted she still loved him. Jake reassures Amanda that he only loves her. Cara refuses to take the wedding ring off her neck after Amanda asks her to, claiming it got her through tough times and Amanda’s just going to have to accept that Jake loved another woman.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Scott and Madison discuss whether or not he will maintain the lie about her baby.
  • Tad informs Jake of the danger Cara faces if she goes back to Doctors Without Borders.
  • Ricky consoles Kendall and they share a kiss.


  • All My Children

    Where in the World is Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard)?

    ( — While Cane Ashby appeared to have been murdered in the Wednesday, February 2 episode of CBS' "The Young and the Restless," no information has been released by either the show, his portrayer Daniel Goddard or any of the actors people indicating that we've seen the last of Goddard on "Y&R," so what the heck is going on? Entertainment Weekly's Lynette Rice has some answers.

    According to Rice, "a source close to the sudser said that Goddard remains a paid employee of 'Y&R' until further notice." Meaning, he hasn't left the building. "He’s not only set to reprise his role as Cane in the Feb. 18 and 23 episodes, but he’ll make additional appearances in March and April. What’s more, no one on the show will even acknowledge whether his character is actually six feet under," Rice continued.

    What this means is that the show might just be playing the same tired switcheroo they've been playing for the last couple of years with "fake deaths" as they've done with Thom Bierdz's Phillip Chancellor III and John Driscoll's Chance Chancellor. Incidentally, all these fake deaths are Chancellor related deaths (at one time Cane was pretending to be Jill's son, who herself thought she was Katherine Chancellor's daughter).

    • The Young and the Restless
    • John Driscoll
    • Daniel Goddard
    • Thom Bierdz
    • Comings & Goings
    • Lynette Rice

      TeleNext Media, Inc.

      As previously reported, “One Life to Live’s” Kim Zimmer (Echo DiSavoy) is starring in the Off-Broadway play “Love, Loss and What I Wore” beginning tonight. Ticket prices for the play, which was written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron and is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, currently goes for $79 but for fans of Zimmer you can receive a special discount.


      'Y&R' Casting a Number of Roles

      ( — In addition to the previously reported search for a name actor to portray the contract role of Clay, "The Young and the Restless" is also seeking actors to portray minor roles for what appears to be an upcoming court case.

      According to information we've obtained, the show is looking for a Judge, a Bank Teller, a Juror and a Man mistaken for someone else. In that particular case, an educated guess would be someone mistaking the person for the recently "deceased" Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard).

      [JUDGE IRENE SALAZAR] 40s to 50s, LATINA, FEMALE. She is experienced, firm, and in total control of her courtroom. MULTIPLE EPISODES

      [BANK TELLER] 30s, FEMALE, any ethnicity. Professional and friendly, she tries to help a customer. ONE EPISODE

      [JUROR] Late 20s, FEMALE, any ethnicity. Pleasant, but a little tired, she is a single mother of 2-year-old twins. MULTIPLE EPISODES

      [MAN] 30s, 6'3", approx. 220 lbs., dark brown hair. He reassures someone when they mistake him for someone else.

      Airdates for these roles are unknown at this time.

      • The Young and the Restless
      • Daniel Goddard
      • Comings & Goings

        'Y&R' Looking for a Name Actor for Contract Role

        ( — CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is actively seeking a Caucasian or Latino actor with "experience or a name" and in the age range of 35-47 for a contract role they are looking to cast.

        According to a breakdown provided to Soap Opera Network, the characters name will be Clay. "Clay is grizzled and sexy, he is a cowboy living on a ranch in a rural western town. A strong but silent, salt of the earth type, he is a smart guy who chooses to live a simple life working with his hands."

        According to Soap Opera Digest, the role is set to begin in early March.

        • The Young and the Restless
        • Comings & Goings

          GH Recap: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

          GH Recap: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

          ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, February 15, 2011.


          Sonny realizes the true identity of the wedding saboteur, Suzanne, and rights the situation. Sonny vows to marry Brenda and prove all naysayers wrong. Luke and Carly discuss Brenda’s wedding, and he advises her to confront Brenda with the truth before the wedding. Jason considers that the Balkan has a relationship to Theo. Suzanne is revealed to be the Balkan’s wife. Theo and Suzanne are out for revenge.

          Lucky and Siobhan find a clue.

          Despite making him work for it, Lulu gives into Dante’s romantic advances, and they build to reunion sex.

          Michael and Abby announce to Johnny that Abby is quitting as a stripper.

          On the Next General Hospital…

          • Jason and Sam discuss their suspicions of Theo with Dante.
          • Lucky is in grave danger.
          • Lulu helps short-handed Luke run Kelly’s Diner for the day.


          • General Hospital

            OLTL Recap: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

            OLTL Recap: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

            ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

            IT HAPPENED TODAY…

            Jessica struggles against the takeover by Tess. Brody and Ford argue over who’s Ryder’s daddy.

            Ford is late for his date with Langston, whom Starr keeps company at Capricorn. Starr recounts the story of her and James as James does the same.

            Dani and Nate go to her house to have sex.

            Natalie tells Viki that Logan is Brody’s baby, not John’s. John commiserates with Kelly, gets drunk and leaves the bar with her.

            Blair and Cristian commiserate about their loveless state at Capricorn. Blair tells Cristian about Tomas visit, saying she’s almost sorry she sent him away.

            On the Next One Life to Live…

            • Ford meets Tess for the first time.
            • Todd is furious at what he sees.
            • John and Kelly are caught in a bar fight.
            • One Life to Live

              AMC Recap: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

              AMC Recap: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

              ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

              IT HAPPENED TODAY…

              JR rescues Marissa from the attic and when they search Annie’s room at the Yacht Club, Marissa realizes that JR was staying there with her. He admits to a relationship with Annie and she realizes the lengths he went to in order to get custody. Marissa’s sick over the fact she believed in him. Annie convinces Emma to leave the wedding with her and claims they are going on an adventure. David helps her get away and says he will take care of everything. Ryan freaks out when he realizes his daughter is missing and demands JR tell him where Annie went.

              Liza tries to avoid having a drink with David on Valentine’s Day; he tells her that he’s turned over a new leaf and is no longer holding onto people who don’t love him.

              Bianca admits to Erica the reason she is pushing her to do something about Jackson before it’s too late is because Reese decided not to get on the plane and come to PV. Erica sees Jackson and Krystal about to share a piece of cake and points out that maybe he didn’t miss her as much as she thought.

              Asher tries to pursue Colby but she makes it difficult. Colby approaches Liza about prosecuting Annie and tells her mother that she’s going to see Damon. Asher overhears and thinks it’s a bad idea. Liza tells Asher she’s learned to let Colby make her own decisions and thinks this one will fade.

              On the Next All My Children…

              • Is Bianca’s relationship over with Reese?
              • Cara confronts Griffin about his feelings for Kendall.
              • In the hopes of getting closer to his son, Caleb asks Asher to move in.


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                Shocking Shakeup at 'DAYS:' Livingston OUT! Braun IN!

                ( — Soap Opera Digest is reporting that NBC's "Days of our Lives" has let actress Natalia Livingston go after just three weeks on the air portraying the role of Taylor Walker and replaced her with her former "General Hospital" co-star (and "DAYS" alum herself) Tamara Braun.

                "It was decided to take the character of Taylor in a new direction," said Co-Executive Producer Gary Tomlin. "Natalia Livingston is an amazing actress and a consummate professional. She is a class act and everyone at the studio adores her."

                According to Digest, Braun began taping today and will first air in late April. Ironically, Braun won an Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2009 for her portrayal of vixen Ava Vitali on "DAYS." In addition to her time on "DAYS," Braun is best known for her take on the character of Carly Corinthos on ABC's "General Hospital" and portraying one half of television's first lesbian married couple on "All My Children" with her character Reese Williams.

                • All My Children
                • Tamara Braun
                • Days of our Lives
                • General Hospital
                • Gary Tomlin
                • Natalia Livingston

                  My View of Llanview: February 15 Edition

                  My View of Llanview: February 15 Edition

                  ( — Does, at the end of the day, “One Life to Live” show that it cares for its viewers? The answer may surprise you.

                  Given the show’s often stagnant ratings and high volume of viewer complaints, it may seem hard to imagine that “OLTL” might actually care what their fans think and want.  However, I really do think that they do care — at least to an extent; however not so much in terms of characters and writing, then in terms of the small things that provide a little wink to the audience to say, “hey here’s a little somethin’ special for ya.”

                  Granted those small gestures can only go so far, but they are a sign that perhaps at least someone behind-the-scenes is still listening to “One Life’s” ever vocal fanbase.  And in this day and age, when the soap genre is on life support, a little is better than none at all.

                  What are some of these little gestures I am referring to?  Well the most recent one that comes to mind was the remixed version of the show’s present opening theme music that accompanied the 1992-95 “Satin Sheets” opening during the encore showing of Todd and Blair’s gold balloon wedding last Friday.  Although the reason that the original theme composed for that particular opening sequence was not used was most likely due to copyright issues, it doesn’t explain why the “Tour of Llanview II” opening, which debuted only a few weeks after the encore episode originally aired, wasn’t used in its place.  Or better yet, why didn’t “OLTL” simply use just a title card for that episode, or even the current theme music as is with the particular opening?  Why go to the time and expense of remixing the current theme just to use for that one old episode?  Maybe it was a subtle hint that a completely revamped opening in presently in the works featuring the variation of the theme — the same one that fans have been complaining about for several years now as being tacky and out-dated.  Or maybe it was simply just an unexpected treat for the fans who tuned in to watch the episode.  Either way, I think that it shows that “One Life to Live” still cares.

                  Perhaps an even better example of what I am talking about was the re-recorded versions of the popular 1986-91 Peabo Bryson “Rainbow’s End” vocals featured in the original “Tour of Llanview” opening, that aired during last year’s “Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” episodes.  Although none of the cast members who recorded updated versions of Bryson’s song could even come close to holding a candle to the original, it was still nice to hear that old theme again .  As a child of the eighties that theme song and opening sequence was one of my earliest memories of “OLTL.”  So that was a very, very special treat for us long-time fans.

                  Other examples include things such as showing a copy of Nathan Fillion’s (ex-Joey) “Castle” character’s book and Kelly saying he looked familiar, and Viki telling Gigi that Clint was a different man back then when they looked at a picture of the late Clint Ritchie while sorting through photos on her wedding day to Charlie.  It’s little things like these that help me find something recognizable in the show right now that reminds me of how it used to be.  Back when the characters were not one-dimensional and the writing was done by someone on a higher level than that of a high school freshman.

                  These days soaps are all about shock value and plot points. Men run around town 90% of the time without shirts on, women are degraded and made to look sub-servant to the men in their lives, storylines contain holes large enough to drive a truck through, and grown men and women are cast as middle and high school age kids.  “Masterpiece Theater,” it is not…

                  Much like David A. Gregory’s hyperventilating on Monday’s show when his character Robert Ford found out he had a son, talent is no longer required to be a soap star of the 21st century.  As long as you have a pretty face (among other things), you’ll do all right, apparently.  With that philosophy, is it any wonder that soaps are a dying breed?  Maybe, maybe not…but one thing’s for certain.  The “good ole days” are long since gone.  Thank God for memories and Youtube, where at least, they will continue to live on in my mind.

                  Moving on, congratulations to “CBRVA,” who correctly identified last time’s mystery “OLTL” celebrity guest star as Jeannie Ortega who, back in 2006, sang her hit single “Crowded” from her album “No Place Like BKLYN.”

                  In case you missed the clues, here they are:

                  Things got a bit crowded on the set when this Puerto Rican singer-songwriter stopped by Llanview to sing her then hit single from her debut album.

                  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!!!

                  This pint-sized sex shrink stopped by Llanview in 1992 to help pump up the ego of an evil villain’s mild mannered twin at the request of his girlfriend.

                  So who is this mystery celebrity from the past? Bonus points if you can tell me the names of the other characters referred to above.  I’ll have the answers in the February 28th edition of My View of Llanview. 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 February 28.  A worried mother tries to win someone over to her side.  Jealousy leads to violence.  A gigolo comforts someone in need.  Desperate, one man turns to harassment to get what he needs.  Another secret it revealed.  A nontraditional couple prepares to wed.  And someone receives an unexpected visitor.

                  Well that’s concludes yet another column. Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day.  Take care and enjoy the warmer weather. And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…

                  • One Life to Live
                  • Castle
                  • David Gregory
                  • Llanview
                  • Robert Ford
                  • Joey
                  • Nathan Fillion
                  • Peabo Bryson
                  • Jeannie Ortega
                  • Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical
                  • Masterpiece Theater

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