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


OLTL Recap: Friday, February 25, 2011

OLTL Recap: Friday, February 25, 2011

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, February 25, 2011.


Natalie misconstrues John’s presence, thinking he’s come to reconcile. He has come only to see Liam. They end up sharing a close moment over the baby, but John isn’t ready to let go of his anger.

Kelly and Joey have it out about Kelly’s one-nighter with John. Kelly ends up being comforted by John. Joey finds them together and attacks John.

Tess and Ford are on the verge of marrying while Brody discovers Langston’s followed him to Las Vegas. Langston and Brody race to the chapel – and we don’t know if the deed is done.

Todd instantly dislikes Tomas and his mood isn’t improved when Téa reveals Dani called.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Blair discovers Tomas and Téa are siblings.
  • Joey punches John after finding him with Kelly.
  • Will Brody and Langston stop Tess and Ford in time?

AMC Recap: Friday, February 25, 2011

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, February 25, 2011.


Ryan, Greenlee and JR head to Montreal to try and find Annie at the honeymoon suite. JR gets things set up for Annie’s arrival while Greenlee and Ryan hide in another room. Madison calls to inform Ryan that Emma called her and said she and Annie were going to a different place instead of the hotel.

Kendall freaks out over the contents of Zach’s letter but has to put it down when the kids enter and want to go through the contents of the box. Ricky takes this opportunity to swipe the last page which contains the evidence and replaces it with another page.

Scott convinces Madison to move in with him so they can split the rent.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Opal accidentally lets it slip to Jackson about Erica and Caleb’s kiss.
  • In order to deal with the stress in her life, Colby takes to her webcam.
  • Asher admits to Colby he knew the truth.


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    GH PreVUE: Week of February 28 Edition

    ( — A look at what's happening on "General Hospital" during the week of February 28, 2011.


    A shaken Kristina opens up to Ethan. On Monday, February 28, Tracy is moved upon witnessing Luke's interaction with Edward. Patrick & Robin inch closer to reconciliation on Tuesday, March 1. Terrell finds the perfect way to get closer to Robin. Brook Lynn & Nikolas passionate eruption come to an abrupt halt. Nikolas tells Lucky that Elizabeth is the reason he can't commit to Brook Lynn. Elizabeth & Brook Lynn take the claws out Wednesday, March 2. Elizabeth makes an interesting realization about Aiden. Sonny & Luke discuss the challenges having a child in law enforcement brings. Michael, meanwhile, struggles with his desire to be just like Sonny on Thursday, March 3. Jason realizes Sam can't hear. The Davis family converges upon Sam. Jason and Sam celebrate on Friday, March 4.

    The Inside Story: Tick-Tock
    Dante investigates the car bombing. Franco contacts Jason again. Theo threatens Suzanne on Monday, February 28. Sonny finds Carly helping Shawn at the guesthouse. Brenda, meanwhile, awakens in the Balkan's clutches. Carly & Michael are unable to get through to Sonny who begins to torture Shawn for answers. Dante talks Sonny down. Michael & Dante offer their father very different resources in his search for Brenda. Brenda is stunned by the subject of Theo's interrogation. Theo refuses to tell Suzanne where Brenda is. Shawn escapes an assassination attempt at the hospital. Jason and Lucky corner Theo. Shawn convinces Jason to let him handle Theo. Sonny asks Lulu to keep Dante out of his search for Brenda. Brenda explains the circumstances surrounding the birth of her child to Theo including the fact that Suzanne was there. Brenda realizes her child may still be alive on Thursday, March 3. Sonny continues to engage in a campaign of fear to locate Brenda. On Friday, March 4, Dante finds a clever way to cooperate with Sonny after taking the Balkan assassin into custody. Brenda races desperately into the woods after managing to break out of her confines.

    General Hospital News and Headlines:


    • Lucky and Luke discuss the pros and cons of a green card marriage with Siobhan.
    • Nikolas and Brook Lynn get very close.
    • Robin and Patrick work together to end Lisa's reign of terror.
    • Jason presses Spinelli to figure things out as time runs out for Brenda.
    • Luke offers his assistance to Carly.
    • General Hospital
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      OLTL PreVUE: Week of February 28 Edition

      OLTL PreVUE: Week of February 28 Edition

      ( — A look at what's happening on "One Life to Live" during the week of February 28, 2011.


      Tomas urges Téa to leave Todd. Blair learns of her mystery man's true identity, and gets an earful from Todd. James and Starr reach a new understanding. Starr tries to persuade Dani to go home on Thursday, March 3. Starr confides in Dani, and James in Nate. James pushes Nate to smooth things over with Todd. Todd demands Inez tell him what he wants to know. Later, Todd puts the fear of God into the teens just as Téa arrives. Téa issues Todd a stern warning.

      The Inside Story: How You Doin' Llanview?
      Rex tells a sympathetic Gigi what he knows about David on Tuesday, March 1. Bo, Nora, and Téa are horrified when Clint is deemed a free man. Vimal changes his story. Aubrey thinks she and Joey should consider making new living arrangements. Nigel receives the good news about Clint while watching Access Llanview on Wednesday, March 2. Bo and Nora talk to Matthew about his Uncle Clint. Bo is shocked by Rex's confession, and refuses his help. Nora has some words of encouragement for Bo. Dorian misses David. Cutter gives Dorian a shoulder lean on. And Gigi comforts Rex.

      A Closer Look: She's Got Personalities
      Brody and Langston are too little, too late on Monday, February 28. Brody finds an excuse to take Ford and Tess into custody. John gets sucker-punched by Joey. John and Kelly discuss their one night stand. Roxy is upset to find John and Kelly together, and urges John not to give up on Natalie. Echo is confronted by Dorian. Echo pays Viki a visit. On Wednesday, March 2, Brody and company arrive back in Llanview, where Viki, Clint, and Dr. Levin are waiting for them. Turning the tables on Jessica's loved ones, Tess delivers some surprising news. Tess works to reassure Ford on Friday, March 4. Ford tells Viki what Clint did to him. Tess tries to put one over on Roxy and Natalie, who begins to get suspicious of her sister's behavior. And Marty is pleased to learn that John and Natalie have broken-up.

      One Life to Live News and Headlines:


      • Joey is suspicious of Clint.
      • Todd makes a surprising admission.
      • John and Todd are caught in the line of fire.
      • The search is on for David Vickers.
      • Dorian has more than a few choice words for Charlie.
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        AMC PreVUE: Week of February 28 Edition

        ( — A look at what's happening on "All My Children" during the week of February 28, 2011.


        Will Colby regret taking her rage viral? On Tuesday, March 1, following several interesting discoveries, Jack asks Erica why he should trust her. Erica faces off with Krystal. Jack tells Erica they need to go on hiatus. Ryan's presence during several pivotal baby moments prompts Madison to reconsider her decision; Greenlee, meanwhile, does the same. On Thursday, March 3, Greenlee tells David she'll get him the one thing he wants most in the world if he gets Ryan the one thing that he does. Emma contacts Madison again. Marissa & Bianca disagree on how to handle things. On Friday, March 4, thrown by Reese's actions concerning the kids, Bianca tells Marissa that the battle is on.

        The Inside Story: Paper Trail
        On Monday, February 28, Kendall notices something is off about the letter after returning. Ricky gets support with his deception from an unsuspecting Griffin. Kendall questions why Ricky is pressing her about her relationship with Zach. Diane confronts Griffin. Ricky & Griffin face off. Griffin is concerned that Kendall's preoccupation with Zach is impeding her recovery. Kendall confides in Bianca. Ricky insists to Kendall that she's overreacting about the letter. Kendall is determined to put the pieces together. Griffin begins to take her concerns to heart when she asks him to decrease the dosage of her medication to prevent any further issues with her memory. Diane warns Ricky that the evidence has to be found immediately. Ricky gets Kendall to take him to the yacht after realizing its significance on Friday, March 4.

        A Closer Look: Mother Load
        Jake continues to be troubled by what Amanda has done. On Tuesday, March 1, Tad's attempt to get to know Cara better comes to an abrupt end when he brings up the topic of his brother. Jake fills Tad in on why he fell in love with Cara. With the feds keeping a close eye on them, Tad & Cara gather the family and put on a show. Krystal has a serious talk with Tad about what he's doing. Griffin opens up to Tad about his sister. On Thursday, March 3, Tad introduces himself to Cara's fuming mother, Leticia (Elena Campbell-Martinez). Kendall overhears Cara & Griffin discussing their latest secret. Leticia tells Cara that they're going back to Mexico. Tad fills Griffin in on Leticia's plans. As Amanda watches from the distance, Cara gives Jake back his ring.

        All My Children News and Headlines:

        AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 7, 2011

        • JR lays into Colby for her online attack.
        • Cara confronts Amanda after learning the truth.
        • Tad asks Jesse to be his best man.
        • Kendall gives Cara a memento for her wedding.
        • Ryan makes a plea to Annie.
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          Pop Culture Studies: Soap Operas 101

          Pop Culture Studies: Soap Operas 101

          ( — Colleges and universities are now teaching their students more than traditional subjects like physics, Latin, English literature, and chemical engineering.  Since the dawn of the digital age, these institutes of higher learning have begun to offer a host of nontraditional courses, including studies in social networking, horror films, video games, and yes, even soap operas.

          At Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green Sam Ford, co-editor of The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era, is teaching a class this semester on the daytime drama genre as part of the college's Pop Culture Studies Program.  WKU is only one of two colleges in the nation offer a major in pop culture. Twice a week students gather together to discuss his book, as well as Robert C. Allen's Speaking of Soap Operas and a variety of other readings, in order to gain insight into the evolution of the soap opera, in order to gain new insight into the evolution of the soap opera.

          "A uniquely American creation, the daytime serial drama is perhaps the most in-depth example of serialized storytelling in our popular culture, telling stories daily about the same characters and families over decades, with no off season.  This class examines the history of these 'soap operas' and their audiences by focusing on the production of soaps, the shows themselves, and the active practices of soap opera viewers. Through the semester, we will look at the place soap operas have held in U.S. culture and where the genre finds itself today, discussing how soaps compare and contrast with to other forms of serialized storytelling," reads a description on the course syllabus.  (To view the syllabus, click on "Course Syllabus" next to "Download Attached Files" under "Social Networks" at the end of the article.)

          Ford has chosen the popular CBS daytime drama "The Bold & the Beautiful," with which he has forged a unique partnership with the show's creative staff, to allow his students "to gain additional insights into the soap opera industry and to provide feedback to the writing team, based on their observations."  Throughout the semester, episodes of other soap operas are also used for comparison, including the special 70th anniversary episode of "Guiding Light," which was canceled last year after more than seventy years on television and radio.

          In addition, students will correspond with one another and discuss their findings in a blog that Ford has used since he taught a similar soap opera class at MIT three years ago.  Other requirements for the course include interviews with two contributors (other than Ford) to The Survival of Soap Opera and a term paper over a topic relevant to the material covered covered in class.

          Soap Opera Network is currently reviewing Ford's book, and will post an in-depth analysis of it later this spring.

          The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era, is a publication of the University of Mississippi Press, and can be purchased at Amazon. Among the numerous contributors to the book is radio soap creator, We Love Soaps founder, and Soap Opera Network poster Roger Newcomb.

          For more information, click here to read an interesting article about Sam Ford's class with the Bowling Green Daily News, or here for a report on the class from WKU's student newspaper, the Herald.

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            GH Recap: Thursday, February 24, 2011

            GH Recap: Thursday, February 24, 2011

            ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, February 24, 2011.

            IT HAPPENED TODAY…

            Jason barely survives a barrage of gunfire. Shawn is wounded but makes it to the road only to take Carly hostage, forcing her to hide him in her guesthouse. Jason storms in to save Carly. Sonny’s children and Robin make a heartfelt toast to the newlyweds. Sonny and Brenda leave for their honeymoon when history repeats itself.

            Dante takes full responsibility for the mess of secrets and lies and Lulu is heartbroken. Tracy is pissed at Luke for not shielding Lulu from heartbreak.

            Patrick tells Robin just how much he loves her.

            Michael is pleased when his parents welcome Abby warmly. Michael and Abby get honest about their feelings for one another.

            Kristina catches the wedding bouquet and chides Ethan that they will get married one day.

            Steve and Olivia talk about their stance on kids.

            On the Next General Hospital…

            • Jason worries that the Balkan’s intentions don’t add up.
            • Jason gets a call from Franco.
            • Sonny discover that the body is not who they think it is.


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              OLTL Recap: Thursday, February 24, 2011

              OLTL Recap: Thursday, February 24, 2011

              ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, February 24, 2011.

              IT HAPPENED TODAY…

              Natalie questions why Joey cares if Kelly slept with John if he’s married to someone else. Natalie trashes Kelly, and Joey trashes John.

              Echo and John have a surprise encounter. Echo warns the heavily drinking John not to make choices now that he might regret later. Blair finds Kelly still nursing her hangover, and Kelly tells her she slept with John. Kelly decides she has to find a way to apologize to Natalie, and she shows up at the Lord kitchen, planning to leave a pie as a piece offering and a note and slip away, but Joey catches her.

              Aubrey and Cutter work to persuade Rama to convince Vimal to take one for the team and not testify against Clint.

              Dorian comes to Viki to report to her on Echo. Viki tells Dorian that where Charlie spent last night is still a mystery. Dorian chooses not to tell Viki that she suspects Charlie might have spent the night with Echo. Dorian calls Echo and tells her she’s onto her.

              Tomas turns out to be Téa’s brother. She’s still mad at him for walking away from her and the family years ago and he asks her to give him another chance.

              On the Next One Life to Live…

              • John gives Natalie the wrong idea.
              • Kelly and Joey argue.
              • Todd’s day goes from bad to worse.

              AMC Recap: Thursday, February 24, 2011

              AMC Recap: Thursday, February 24, 2011

              ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, February 24, 2011.

              IT HAPPENED TODAY…

              Jake lets out his anger over Amanda distrusting his word and calling the feds. Cara picks up on the tension between Jake and Amanda and is concerned over the drama her situation is causing the Martin family and Tad genuinely consoles her.

              Ryan tells Kendall about the metal box found in Zach’s plane and she decides she’d like to see it for herself. Ricky insists to Diane that he will get close enough to Kendall to find the evidence that Zach had. Kendall is released from the hospital. Once home, Kendall receives a package (the metal box) and Ricky watches her open it from nearby. Kendall is shocked when she reads a letter from Zach about his ‘untimely’ death.

              Tad calls Damon to inform him that Colby knows he slept with Liza.

              On the Next All My Children…

              • Ryan, Greenlee and JR head to Montreal to find Annie.
              • Ricky steals part of Zach’s letter before Kendall can read it.
              • Scott convinces Madison to move in with him to they can split the rent.


              • All My Children

                GH Alerts: Week of February 28 Edition

                GH Alerts: Week of February 28 Edition

                ( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of February 28, 2011.


                • Monday: Sonny vows to get answers from Shawn. Brenda finds herself in the Balkan’s clutches. Jason notices something is wrong with Sam.
                • Tuesday: Sonny is prepared to torture Shawn for information. Patrick and Robin grow closer. Kristina admits her feelings and long-term plans for Ethan.
                • Wednesday: Shawn barely dodges a Balkan assassin who attacks him at General Hospital. Kristina witnesses Sam take a turn for the worse. Nikolas works up the courage to admit his feelings to Brook Lynn.
                • Thursday: Dante urges Sonny not to use his mob boss tactics to find Brenda. Molly recognizes Shawn’s hospital attacker. Michael confides in Abby of his conflict between upholding the law and following in the footsteps of his father.
                • Friday: Brenda runs desperately into the woods. Elizabeth wonders about the true paternity of Aiden. Dante and Jason warn Michael not to get involved in the criminal world.
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