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



( — As previously reported, “Days of our Lives” has cast daytime newcomer Francisco San Martin in the role of Dario Hernandez, Rafe (Galen Gering) and Gabi’s (Camila Banus) brother. Interestingly, the actor previously appeared on “DAYS” in mid-November in the role of Javier Rodriguez, a sick patient that died as he was causing a deadly outbreak at Salem University Hospital while in the presence of Melanie (Molly Burnett) and Nathan (Mark Hapka).

According to sources, San Martin began taping his first scenes on Wednesday, January 5 and his first airate is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9.

Actress Kim Zimmer Talks 'One Life' and 'What I Wore' in Exclusive Interview

( — "One Life to Live's" Kim Zimmer (Echo DiSavoy) began appearing in the Off-Broadway play "Love, Loss and What I Wore" on February 16. In an exclusive interview, Soap Opera Network spoke with the star about her role in the play, her character on "One Life to Live" and what she'll be doing after her run with "Loss" comes to an end.

You went from 'Guiding Light' to 'One Life to Live' and now you're starring in an Off-Broadway show. What attracted you to 'Love, Loss and What I Wore?'
The opportunity to work on stage again. I love "One Life," but I'm still just not [pauses]… I come here, I do a little bit here, but It's not enough work for me. So I told my agents, I need something to keep my brain going because doing a soap is like I can do it in my sleep. I love what I'm doing. I love working at 'One Life to Live.' I love the people. I love Frank Valentini ["One Life to Live" Executive Producer]. I love the show. I'm so happy there. But I really needed something a little more. So they put the feelers out and they had other clients in 'Love, Loss and What I Wore' so they pitched my name and they were like 'Oh my god! Would she do it?' and they were like yeah.

Tell us more about 'Love, Loss and What I Wore.' Is it really just monologues? Are you playing any particular character?
Each monologue is a character. So, for an actress it's fantastic because you get to put on all of these different personalities. Some of them are me. I do this whole monologue about a purse and it's so me. I mean it is about how much I hate purses. When I read the monologue I was like 'Oh god, I hope they give me that monologue' and they did because it is just so close to me. I carry bags, I don't carry purses, unless they go over my shoulder, but purses with handles? No!

Would you be interested in doing another play after this one is over?
It looks like I'm going to be. I can't say right now what it is, but I may be doing the soap, doing this at night and rehearsing another play during the day. I'll let you know when it all happens.

Let's talk about 'One Life to Live' for a hot minute. Rex is your son with Clint and not with…
[Zimmer answers in character]

Charlie! Well I knew from the moment that I showed up in Llanview that Clint was the father of the baby. There was never a question in my mind. I wanted Clint to confess that he was the father and take pride in having Rex [John-Paul Lavoisier] as his son. Clint wouldn't do it. I had then fallen in love with Charlie and knew that using the kid, which could have been his… I mean it was kind of devious to begin with, but then Clint blackmailed me, so I had to stick with the whole lie and it is going to come back and bite me on the ass big time.

By going to, Kim Zimmer fans interested in seeing her on stage can purchase a ticket to see the show for only $45 (only when used with code LLSKZ75). Zimmer's final appearance in "Love, Loss and What I Wore" is scheduled for Sunday, March 20, so act fast.

Offer valid now through March 20, 2011. Offer is valid for web sales through only. Latecomers will not be seated. Cast subject to change. Phone and online orders subject to normal fees. Not valid for prior purchases. Not combinable with other offers. All sales are final. Limit of 8 tickets per order. Offer may be revoked at any time. The Westside Theatre is located at 407 West 43rd Street (between 9th and 10th Aves).

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  • Love, Loss and What I Wore

    ABC Family Picks Up 'The Lying Game' Starring Tyler Christopher and Written/Produced by Charles Pratt Jr.

    ( — is reporting that ABC Family has given a series order to "The Lying Game," a drama based on the same name as the upcoming novel by "Pretty Little Liars" author Sara Shepard. The series is being written and executive produced by former "All My Children" and "General Hospital" Head Writer Charles Pratt, Jr. and will star "General Hospital's" Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) and former "As The World Turns" starlet Alexandra Chando (ex-Maddie Coleman).

    The series is about a girl named Emma (Chando), who finds out that she has an identical twin sister named Sutton Mercer (Chando in a double role), who was adopted by wealthy parents and supposedly living the high life until she goes missing. Emma takes it upon herself to find her sister and while in pursuit adventure ensues. Christopher will portray the role of Detective Matthews who is investigating the disappearance of Sutton.

    Also starring in "The Lying Game" are actors Blair Redford as Garrett Matthews ("90210," "Passions" and "The Young and the Restless"), Andy Buckley as Ted Mercer ("The Office" and "Melrose Place"), Mitch Ryan as Luke Coburn ("One Tree Hill"), Sharon Pierre-Louis as Nisha Randall ("Lincoln Heights") and Vivian Nesbitt as Coach Lee ("In Plain Sight").

    ABC Family recently picked up the Raven Symone comedy "The Great State of Georgia" and dramas "The Nine Lives of Chloe King" and "Switched at Birth." All three are set to debut this summer on the cable network, while "Game" is said to be launching sometime this fall.

    • All My Children
    • The Young and the Restless
    • General Hospital
    • As The World Turns
    • 90210
    • Passions
    • Tyler Christopher
    • Melrose Place
    • ABC Family
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    • Pretty Little Liars
    • Pilot
    • Charles Pratt Jr.
    • Alexandra Chando
    • Mitch Ryan
    • Andy Buckley
    • Blair Redford
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    • The Office
    • In Plain Sight
    • Lincoln Heights
    • Vivian Nesbitt
    • The Nine Lives of Chloe King
    • Switched at Birth
    • The Great State of Georgia
    • Raven Symone

      Next Week on General Hospital: Sonny and Brenda's Wedding [PROMO]

      ( — While the drama began on today's episode, the real fireworks will be set off next week on ABC's "General Hospital" as Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) prepare to say "I do!" The question is not if they wed, but what happens next?

      Thanks to ABC, Soap Opera Network is able to provide you with a closer look at next weeks action and adventure. For those that remember the good old Guza ("GH's" head wirter) days, you should look at this clip as "clink boom: part II."

      After years of trying to fight their fate. Brenda and Sonny vow to love each other for life. Next Week on General Hospital, one couple with the brightest of futures can't seem to escape the enemies of their past. Now Sonny's new life with Brenda could be over before it begins.

      • General Hospital
      • Maurice Benard
      • Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo
      • Promos

        Video: Nathan Fillion on the ‘Late Show’

        Video: Nathan Fillion on the 'Late Show'

        (SoapOperaNetwork) — “Castle” star Nathan Fillion sets down with David Letterman to talk his time as Joey Buchanan on ABC’s “One Life to Live.”

        • One Life to Live
        • Late Show
        • David Letterman

          ‘OLTL’ March Casting Notes

          'OLTL' March Casting Notes

          ( — The latest "One Life to Live" comings and goings for the month of March.

          For all those wondering where in the world is Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson), don't worry. He will be seen again on Tuesday, February 22, when he has an encounter with Shane, and again on Wednesday, March 2, when he receives some unpleasant news concerning a member of his family.

          Peter Bartlett is back as Nigel, also on March 2, when he learns something important about his employer while watching an episode of "Access Llanview" with host Phyllis Rose (Wendy Williams), which is all thanks to Vimal (Nick Choksi).

          Sean J. Cullen returns as Dr. Edward Levin as March 2 as well, when he, Clint, and Viki are one-upped by Tess, who delivers some shocking news.

          Ilene Kristen is back as Roxy on Monday, February 21, when she returns to a horrifying scene at her hair salon. Look for her to pop up again on Friday, March 4, when she and Natalie have an interesting encounter with "Jessica."

          Jessica Leccia pops up again as Inez, mother to the Ford brothers, on Thursday, March 3, when Todd puts the screws to her, demanding she tell him what he wants to know or else.

          Nafessa Williams, who was recently cast in the contract role of Deanna, will make her "One Life" debut the week of March 21.

          Former "Days of Our Lives" and "As the World Turns" heart throb Austin Peck will first air as "Rick" on Friday, March 25.

          And Steph Garcia will appear again as a Buenos Dias waitress on Wednesday, March 30.

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          • Jessica Leccia
          • Sean J. Cullen
          • Ilene Kristen
          • Steph Garcia
          • Nick Choksi
          • Eddie Alderson
          • Wendy Williams
          • Nafessa Williams
          • Comings & Goings
          • Peter Bartlett

            ‘One Life’ Updates Old Opening

            'One Life' Updates Old Opening

            (SoapOperaNetwork) — Fans tuning in to last Friday's encore presentation of Todd and Blair's 1995 gold balloon wedding and hoping to take a trip down memory lane by watching "One Life to Live's" 1992-95 infamous "satin sheets" opening sequence, received an unexpected surprise.

            Instead of the familiar tune which long-time viewers were accustomed to hearing at the beginning of each episode in the early 1990s, they were instead treated to a remixed and more mellow version of the show's current theme music, which has been used since June 2004.

            The reason for the abrupt change is most likely attributed to copyright issues, considering that particular theme, as well as the one used in the "Tour of Llanview II" opening that followed it from 1995-2004, were both composed by Lee Holdridge. However it begs the question as to why "One Life to Live" chose to remix the current theme music, instead of simply using the present theme music with the old opening's imagery, or simply a title card featuring the "One Life" logo.

            But could the remixed opening instead be a present for fans, such as when the show re-recorded the words to the original "Tour of Llanview" opening (1986-91) with various cast members for three days during 2010's "Starr X'd Lovers: the Musical?" Or could it even be a hint that a new opening sequence may indeed be in the works?

            A spokesperson for the show did not return our request for a comment.

            • One Life to Live
            • OLTL
            • Llanview
            • Lee Holdridge

              Scoop on Sebastian Roché's Appearance on 'Criminal Minds'

              ( — In early January, reported that "General Hospital's" Sebastian Roché would be appearing as a recurring character on "Criminal Minds," now Soap Opera Network has your scoop on who Roché will be playing and when you can get your first look at him on the CBS drama series.

              According to sources Roché will make his "Minds" debut beginning with the Wednesday, February 23 episode of the hit series in the role of Clyde Easter. In the episode entitled "Coda," Roché's character joins the BAU team after Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) enlists the help of two of her former Interpol colleagues (one played by Roché) for help in hunting down an old nemesis. Roché returns in the Wednesday, March 2 episode entitled "Valhalla," in which there is a series of suspicious murders occurring and Prentiss suspects her old Interpol nemesis of the crimes, making her fear for the safety of her team.

              In addition to his "GH" character Jerry Jacks, Roché has appeared in a number of television series including "Fringe" and "Supernatural."

              "Criminal Minds" airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.

              • General Hospital
              • Criminal Minds
              • Sebastian Roche
              • Supernatural
              • Fringe

                Maurice Benard and Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Sit Down Interview with Michael Fairman

                ( — Today friend to the site Michael Fairman posted his interview with "General Hospital's" Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) and Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda Barrett), which was conducted in anticipation of the duos on screen wedding that began airing today on ABC.

                General Hospital’s Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) chat with Michael Fairman to discuss the wedding day of Sonny and Brenda and the fallout. Plus, Vanessa reveals if she had a clause in her contract that the fictional couple had to actually make it past the “I do’s”. Then, the actors discuss their mutual admiration for working with each other.

                You can view the interview by clicking on the play button below.

                • General Hospital
                • Maurice Benard
                • Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo
                • Michael Fairman
                • Interviews

                  GH Recap: Friday, February 18, 2011

                  GH Recap: Friday, February 18, 2011

                  ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, February 18, 2011.

                  IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                  Patrick shows up for the wedding, to Robin’s happiness.

                  Lulu accompanies Luke and Ethan to the wedding, and Tracy shows as well.

                  Molly discovers the identity of the Balkan. Jason and Sam attempt to apprehend the Balkan but are too late. It’s Sonny and Brenda’s wedding day, but the Balkan’s kidnapper lays trap to Brenda. Robin tries to recruit Edward to walk Brenda down the aisle when Jason is a no-show. Carly knocks her captors unconscious and arrives just as Brenda is about to walk down the aisle.

                  On the Next General Hospital…

                  • Carly threatens Brenda with damning evidence.
                  • Shawn takes Sam hostage.
                  • Lisa and Johnny have a heart to heart and combust into lovemaking.


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