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 Alerts: Week of February 28 Edition

OLTL Alerts: Week of February 28 Edition

( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of February 28, 2011.


  • Monday: Blair learns who Tomas really is.  Joey punches John.  Will Brody and Langston make it in time to stop Tess and Ford’s wedding?
  • Tuesday: Dorian confronts Echo about her night with Charlie.  Dorian gets some sympathy from Cutter.  Clint walks away a free man.
  • Wednesday: Wendy Williams first airs as Phyllis Rose, host of “Access Llanview.”  Rex drops a bombshell on Bo.  Viki and Charlie discuss Jessica’s mental problems.
  • Thursday: Starr urges Dani to to home.  Todd puts the screws to Inez.  Bo is shattered by Rex’s confession.
  • Friday: Viki needs Ford’s help.  John pays Marty a visit.  Téa observe Todd overreact — yet again.
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    AMC Alerts: Week of February 28 Edition

    ( — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of February 28, 2011.


    • Monday: 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.
    • Tuesday: Jackson confronts Erica over kissing Caleb. Erica calls Krystal out on fantasizing about being with Jackson. Jake tells Tad why he fell in love with Cara.
    • Wednesday: Griffin suggests to Kendall that it’s time to move on from Zach. Diane tries to find out more information about Zach and Kendall. Will Bianca give Reese custody of the kids?
    • Thursday: Kendall overhears Griffin and Cara talking about the fake marriage. Will she keep it a secret? Greenlee offers David a deal. Kendall struggles with her memory.
    • Friday: Erica makes a plea to Jackson. Leticia tells Griffin she plans to do whatever it takes to stop the wedding. Reese sends her lawyers to take the kids away from Bianca.
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      GH Recap: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

      GH Recap: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

      ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, February 23, 2011.


      At the reception, Sonny confronts Carly, but she is unrepentant. Jax arrives at the wedding and realizes he cannot win Carly back. Luke gives Carly props for the effort to stop the wedding – and offers to school her on more trickster ways. Sonny and Brenda share their first dance as husband and wife. Theo continues to plot his revenge on Brenda for killing their son. Jason and Shawn are ambushed in a Balkan trap as Theo gets the drop on Sam.

      Dante is determined to make things right with Lulu, even as Tracy demands that Dante leave her stepdaughter alone. Dante shows up at Lulu’s apartment and she punches him out.

      Patrick and Robin grow closer as they are reminded of their wedding.

      Michael lights up when Abby arrives at the wedding reception, and they dance.

      Kristina and Ethan share a dance at the wedding reception, strengthening their friendship.

      As Elizabeth revisits the idea of Aiden being Lucky’s son, Lucky is assuring Siobhan that even if Aiden had turned out to be his – things would have ended between him and Elizabeth. Siobhan remains vague about agreeing to a green card wedding. Nikolas confides his regrets to Brook Lynn at the wedding.

      As Lisa offers solace to Johnny, Maxie enlists Matt to help her prove that Johnny is covering for Lisa.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Jason barely survives a barrage of gunfire.
      • Dante takes full responsibility for the mess of secrets and lies.
      • Patrick tells Robin just how much he loves her.


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        OLTL Recap: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

        OLTL Recap: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

        ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, February 23, 2011.


        Tess prevents Ford from outing her plan to Brody and Langston. Brody nonetheless uses his resources to determine they’ve gone to Las Vegas and he heads off to Sin City to find them. Unbeknownst to Brody, Langston also leaves for Vegas. Tess and Ford head off to get married.

        Todd and Téa argue about Todd’s treatment of Nate and Dani after his discovery of their plans to have sex. Téa gets a call from Dani, who explains she’s only staying away long enough for Todd to be so worried. Téa keeps Dani’s plan to herself.

        James tells Starr he helped Dani and Nate hide out at Viki’s cabin. When Dani refuses to return to Llanview, Starr and James decide to stay at the lodge with their younger siblings.

        Blair’s surprised to run into Tomas again. Tomas’s plans have changed and he’s heading back to Paris, but he’s oddly interested in Blair’s casual mention that Téa and Todd are happily married. After Todd has stormed out of the house, Téa opens the door to Tomas and reveals that she knows him.

        On the Next One Life to Live…

        • Dorian reports to Viki.
        • Echo gives John some advice.
        • Tomas visits his sister.

        AMC Recap: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

        AMC Recap: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

        ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, February 23, 2011.


        Tad starts sharing his “engagement” news and informs Krystal and Opal of how he is going to save Cara. Krystal appears to be having a harder time than she thought with Tad’s engagement. Upset over the fact Tad is marrying Cara, Krystal confides in Jackson that she’s having a harder time with it than she should. Griffin thanks Tad for what he’s doing but warns them to be on the same page otherwise they’ll get caught. Griffin meets up with Jake and says that there can’t be any feelings between him and Cara otherwise that will ruin the engagement facade. Amanda tells Jake she called the immigration agent to try and help since she felt so guilty for disliking Cara.

        Liza tries to explain exactly what happened between her and Damon to Colby. Asher offers Colby a shoulder to cry on and she clings to him. Asher admits he already knew the truth.

        Jackson confronts Erica over the issues that are affecting their relationship. Erica realizes she needs to resign from Cortlandt Electronics.

        On the Next All My Children…

        • Kendall gets a message from Zach.
        • Jake lets out his anger towards Amanda.
        • Tad tells Damon that Colby knows his secret.


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          Ilene Kristen Gets Familiar Company in 'My Big Gay Italian Wedding'

          (SoapOperaNetwork) — Ilene Kristen's (Roxy) daytime co-stars Kristen Alderson (Starr) and Brittany Underwood (soon to be ex-Langston) join her in the Off-Broadway production of the hit play, which centers around two gay men planning their wedding and having to deal with overbearing friends and family along the way, from March 17-19.  Also joining the show for those dates will be former "As the World Turns" stars Ellen Dolan (ex-Margo) and Marnie Schulenburg (ex-Alison).  Ilene Kristen's run as Aunt Toniann in the show goes through March 26.

          Directed by "OLTL" Associate Director and Editor Teresa A. Cicala, "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" also stars Anthony J. Wilkinson, Marty Thomas, Erik Ransom, Eric Carpenter, Brett Douglas, Liz Gerecitano, Leah Gerstel, Randi Kaplan, Chad Kessler, Marissa Rosen, Meagan Robar, Joe Scanio, Joey Murray, Billy Yoder and Adam Zelasko.

          The play takes place at St. Luke's Theatre at 308 West 46th Street in New York City.  To purchase tickets and see the schedule of performances, click here.   And for more information about the play, visit the show's official website.

          • One Life to Live
          • New York City
          • As The World Turns
          • Kristen Alderson
          • Brittany Underwood
          • Ilene Kristen
          • Marnie Schulenburg
          • Off Broadway
          • Ellen Dolan
          • My Big Gay Italian Wedding
          • Teresa A. Cicala
          • Anthony J. Wilkinson
          • Marty Thomas
          • Erik Ransom
          • Eric Carpenter
          • Brett Douglas
          • Liz Gerecitano
          • Leah Gerstel
          • Randi Kaplan
          • Chad Kessler
          • Marissa Rosen
          • Megan Robar
          • Joe Scanio
          • Joey Murray
          • Billy Yoder
          • Adam Zelasko
          • St. Luke’s Theatre

            ABC Deciding Fate of Daytime Lineup?

            ( — The sky is falling at ABC Daytime! At least that's what published reports have fans thinking after news broke yesterday that ABC is about to make "major decisions" relating to its daytime lineup of "The View," "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live."

            The Story

            Daytime Confidential is reporting that ABC will be making a decision in the coming weeks regarding its daytime lineup in the wake of Oprah Winfrey's impending departure from the ABC O&O (Owned and Operated) stations across the country in September. The decision, which has been highly anticipated for sometime, is expected to cause "ripple effects throughout the ABC Daytime lineup" according to DC's sources.

            "They have to make a decision by the end of the First Quarter 2011 in order to get one or more of the shows on the air by fall," said the source in the DC report. "Affiliates are getting antsy with Oprah leaving the airwaves with no clear cut successor. The decisions ABC will be making will have ripple effects throughout the ABC Daytime lineup and yes, the soaps will be affected."

            The Facts

            In 2009 and again in 2010, news broke that ABC Media Productions (previously known as Buena Vista Television) was developing talk shows and reality programming for corporate parent Disney/ABC Television Group. ABC Media Productions, ABC Daytime and soon-to-depart SOAPnet are all overseen by Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group. The production company has produced "Southern Belles: Louisville" and "HoliDate" for SOAPnet, along with oversight of game show "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?" which airs in national syndication.

            In a November 2010 report, Los Angeles Times reporter Joe Flint published an article announcing that the production company had found the right man to co-host a daily talk show alongside Tori Spelling ("Beverly Hills, 90210"). That man was Jeff Lewis ("Flipping Out"). "In the test pilot show with Spelling last week, the two had good chemistry. The show, which is still in the development stage, wants to be a talk show version of 'Will & Grace,'" the report said at the time. When news initially broke, speculation went wild that ABC would be canceling one or more of its soaps this season and would replace them with this show, which has since gone nowhere beyond the initial pilot filmed in November. This same scenario played out in the Summer of 2009 when ABC Media Productions was developing a talk show for Aisha Tyler, but the key factor is whether or not these shows the company is developing are even targeted for the ABC Television Network itself. The production company after all has produced numerous hours of original programming for non-Disney cable networks including SyFy, TLC and TruTV. Last summer the company announced they were developing a half-hour reality show called "Ghost Town" and featuring well-known psychic Maureen Hancock as she goes "coast to coast calling up the past, seeing the future, and contacting spirits." That potential series was to be produced by "Ghost Whisperer" executive producers Kim Moses and Ian Sander. Nothing's been heard about the project since.

            The Response

            When pressed for comment, an ABC representative stated "there's nothing to comment on" and reminds us that the DC story is based on old news that has already been widely reported on, but with some new speculation added in.

            • All My Children
            • One Life to Live
            • SOAPnet
            • General Hospital
            • Ghost Whisperer
            • Brian Frons
            • Daytime Confidential
            • Oprah Winfrey
            • The Oprah Winfrey Show
            • Beverly Hills, 90210
            • Business
            • Tori Spelling
            • Aisha Tyler
            • Jeff Lewis
            • Flipping Out
            • Joe Flint
            • Los Angeles Times
            • ABC Media Productions
            • Ian Sander
            • Ghost Town
            • Kim Moses
            • Maureen Hancock

              Jennifer Aniston Reveals She is a Soap Fan

              Jennifer Aniston Reveals She is a Soap Fan

              (SoapOperaNetwork) — Sometimes even the biggest of television and movie stars keep up with the happenings in the world of daytime drama. In an interview earlier this month with "The View," Jennifer Aniston confessed that she is a fan of one of the central characters on "One Life to Live."

              After coming onstage to talk with the ladies of the ABC Daytime gabfest on February 10, Aniston stated that "I just met Viki [Erika Slezak] from 'One Life to Live' in the elevator and I almost passed out." "The View" and "One Life to Live" have had studios in the same building since "All My Children's" move from New York City to near Los Angeles last year.

              The accomplished actress is no stranger to soaps. Her father John Aniston has placed Victor Kiriakis on "Days of our Lives" since 1985. Aniston is best remembered for the role of Rachel Green on the 1994-2004 NBC sitcom "Friends." The role earned her several honors, including an Emmy, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also appeared in films such as "Bruce Almighty," "Marley & Me," "He's Just Not That Into You," and "Along Came Polly," as well "Just Go With It," which co-stars Adam Sandler and was released in theaters on February 11.

              • One Life to Live
              • Days of our Lives
              • ABC
              • Los Angeles
              • New York City
              • John Aniston
              • NBC
              • The View
              • Erika Slezak
              • Friends
              • Jennifer Aniston
              • Adam Sandler
              • Bruce Almighty
              • Marley and Me
              • Along Came Polly
              • Just Go With It
              • He’s Just Not That Into You
              • Emmy Awards
              • Golden Globes
              • Screen Actors Guild Awards

                Ingo Rademacher Placed on Reduced Work Schedule?

                ( — Just as fans rejoice that Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) is staying on at "General Hospital," word comes that Ingo Rademacher (Jasper 'Jax' Jacks) has been placed on a reduced work schedule with the ABC drama series.

                While Ingo does remain on contract with "GH," it is shocking to see how the show has been treating its vets as of late. Of course with a reported budget cut looming over their heads, show producers could take a closer look at who is being featured every day and not the one's who aren't to blame the dramas falling ratings on.

                Yesterday, the Rademacher tweeted the following on Twitter:

                "Dont expect to c me much on GH. once a week seems to the norm for me if that. I must have peed in the pool and was fresh out of chlorine :-) I'll be on the air for the next week or 2 a bit. But after that a lot less. Sorry guys. I don't know what to tell u. Its Not my call.

                A "GH" representative was unavailable for comment at press time.

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                • Ingo Rademacher
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                  GH Recap: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

                  GH Recap: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

                  ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

                  IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                  Brenda and Dante explain the truth of their past. Apologetic, Brenda heads up the aisle in dejection – only for Sonny to stop her and claim his undying love and they are announced husband and wife. Having a strong moral code, Shawn agrees to switch sides and work with Jason and Sam against the Balkan. Theo mourns the death of his grandchild and remains one step ahead of everyone.

                  Lucky proposes a green card marriage to Siobhan when she is stopped trying to enter the United States. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is set on a course to wonder once more about Aiden’s paternity.

                  Terrell gets harder and harder for Lisa to control.

                  On the Next General Hospital…

                  • Jax realizes he cannot win Carly back.
                  • Dante shows up ay Lulu’s apartment and she punches him out.
                  • Maxie enlists Matt to help prove that Johnny is covering for Lisa.


                  • General Hospital

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