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 18, 2011

OLTL Recap: Friday, February 18, 2011

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, February 18, 2011.


John and Kelly wake up together, hungover. John insists Kelly was trying to get back at Joey by sleeping with him, just as John was doing the same to Natalie. Natalie finds John as Kelly walks out of the shower in a towel.

Charlie frets about cheating on Viki with Echo.

Cutter tells Dorian about Joey’s wedding. Dorian realizes Kelly’s bed is un-slept in and she worries that Kelly has done something stupid. Joey goes to tell Clint that he’s married Aubrey. Aubrey panics, thinking Clint might show Joey the damning DVD and she goes to confront him. Aubrey offers to get Clint off the legal hook (through Rama) if he doesn’t show Joey the DVD and Clint agrees.

Joey tells Viki he’s married.

Joey and Rex have a brotherly bonding moment. Rex confronts Clint.

Téa and Nora finish drafting an immunity agreement for Vimal – to nail Clint – but Téa can’t get Vimal to sign it because Todd drags her off, worried that Dani has run away.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Natalie learns of John and Kelly’s one night stand.
  • Brody figures out that Tess has returned.
  • Dorian tosses accusations at Echo.
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    AMC Recap: Friday, February 18, 2011

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, February 18, 2011.


    Ryan continues to look for Emma and combs through security footage with Greenlee by his side. Jesse gives Ryan a photo of David talking to Annie before she fled.

    In the park, Diane tells Ricky that he was sent to PV to find out the evidence Zach had on the casino/mob situation not play “footsies” with his wife. Ricky tells Diane he’ll do what he has to do if Kendall gets on to him. Opal walks in on the pairs ominous conversation. Back at the hospital, Ricky insinuates that Griffin is keeping Kendall in the hospital longer than necessary. Kendall asks Griffin if she can go home.

    Kendall consoles Bianca when she says that she and Reese are divorcing. Marissa says she will be Bianca’s lawyer but going off her own experience warns her to be prepared for anything from Reese regarding the children.

    In an effort to protect Cara from the dangerous warlords, Tad sets a fake funeral in motion. Both Griffin and Cara agree to the idea and Cara thanks Tad for trying to help her. Amanda admits to Jake that she was upset at Cara for wearing the ring but believes in their love. After Tad tells Amanda about the funeral plan she tries to tell the USCIS that the passport fraud was a mistake but it’s too late, Cara is taken away by two men in suits which Amanda witnesses from afar.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Amanda admits to Tad that she called the feds on Cara.
    • Marissa agrees to help rehabilitate David.
    • David denies knowing anything about Emma’s disappearance.


    • All My Children

      'B&B' Places Sarah Brown on Recurring Status

      ( — Weeks after it was revealed that "The Bold and the Beautiful" had placed Kyle Lowder (Rick Forrester) on recurring status, news broke today that the show has done the same to Sarah Joy Brown who portrays Agnes 'Aggie' Jones on the drama series. Ironically, Brown is celebrating her 36th birthday today.

      According to Nelson Branco in his latest Suds Report at, the actress has been placed on recurring status after being on the show for little over a year. This would explain why the actress wasn't in the soaps newest opening sequence, which premieres during the Monday, February 21 broadcast of the soap.

      Prior to joining "B&B" in late 2009, Brown won several Daytime Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Carly Corinthos on ABC's "General Hospital" and was nominated in 2010 for her portrayal of Claudia Zacchara on the soap as well. She's also appeared in such shows as "V.R. Troopers," "Cold Case," "Without a Trace" and TNT's "The Closer."

      • The Bold and the Beautiful
      • The Closer
      • Sarah Joy Brown
      • Without a Trace
      • Nelson Branco
      • Kyle Lowder
      • Cold Case
      • V.R. Troopers

        'The Bold and the Beautiful' Set to Debut New Opening Sequence

        ( — If you watched today's episode of "The Bold and the Beautiful," you may not have known that you were getting your final look at the soaps current opening sequence, which was released in 2004, because on Monday, February 21 daytime's youngest soap opera will debut its third opening sequence since the show premiered on March 23, 1987.

        In an interview with TV Guide Magazine, Executive Producer/Head Writer, Bradley Bell, revealed that the new sequence was created with the use of CGI.

        "This is pretty monumental for us," said Bell. "We've always taken the if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it approach to our opening credits. The first one was so good we kept it from 1987 until 2004 — unlike a lot of things from the '80s it never seemed dated. Our current one has been running for six and a half years. It's beautiful and still works, but now we want to let viewers know that our show is all about experimenting, not only with our storytelling but with our image. We want to be known as a show that's thinking outside the box."

        In a taped segment posted on, it was revealed that "late last year the folks at 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and CBS digital started out lining an idea for a completely new concept using the latest in cutting edge technology and digital effects. Meetings were had and ideas discussed. The result? What would happen if you could create the ultimate fashion show room in a virtual setting?"

        "It's set up so that the various elements, from music to special effects, will constantly change," said Bell. "It'll be a fun, ongoing surprise for the audience."

        To see how the shows opening has evolved through the years and get a glimpse at the new opening click on the video below.

        • The Bold and the Beautiful
        • Bradley Bell
        • Opening Sequence

          Ratings: B&B Hits New Lows in Viewers

          ( — While the February sweeps period began on Thursday, February 3, it is the first full week of sweeps that tells the true story of how a show is doing. So how did the soaps perform during the first full week of sweeps? What follows is the daytime ratings report for the week of February 7-11, 2011.

          Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

          (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

          Total Viewers
          1. Y&R 5,117,000 (-216,000/-123,000)
          2. B&B 2,950,000 (-254,000/-317,000) <—– new low
          3. OLTL 2,692,000 (-158,000/same)
          4. GH 2,671,000 (-222,000/-215,000)
          5. DAYS 2,630,000 (-400,000/-695,000)
          6. AMC 2,570,000 (-83,000/-401,0000)

          1. Y&R 3.6/12 (-.2/-.2)
          2. B&B 2.1/7 (-.2/-.3) <—– ties low rating
          3. GH 2.0/6 (same/-.1)
          3. OLTL 2.0/6 (same/same)
          5. DAYS 1.9/6 (-.2/-.4)
          5. AMC 1.9/6 (-.1/-.3)

          Women 18-49 Viewers
          1. Y&R 987,000 (-91,000/-253,000)
          2. GH 758,000 (-100,000/-218,000)
          3. DAYS 716,000 (-123,000/-137,000)
          4. OLTL 657,000 (-35,000/-126,000)
          5. AMC 552,000 (-47,000/-250,000)
          6. B&B 522,000 (-116,000/-209,000) <—– new low

          Women 18-49 Rating
          1. Y&R 1.5/10 (-.1/-.4)
          2. DAYS 1.1/7 (-.2/-.2)
          2. GH 1.1/7 (-.2/-.2)
          4. OLTL 1.0/6 (same/-.1)
          5. B&B 0.8/5 (-.2/-.3) <—– ties low rating
          5. AMC 0.8/5 (-.1/-.4) <—– ties low rating

          Girls 12-17 Viewers
          1. Y&R 38,000 (-3,000/+7,000)
          2. OLTL 32,000 (-6,000/(-13,000)
          3. DAYS 24,000 (-16,000/-11,000)
          4. AMC 22,000 (+7,000/-23,000)
          5. GH 21,000 (-18,000/-26,000)
          6. B&B 16,000 (-13,000/-11,000)

          Women 18-34 Rating
          1. Y&R 0.8/6 (-.1/-.3)
          2. DAYS 0.7/5 (-.2/-.3)
          3. GH 0.6/4 (-.2/-.4) <—– ties low rating
          4. OLTL 0.5/4 (-.1/-.4)
          4. AMC 0.5/3 (same/-.4)
          6. B&B 0.4/3 (-.1/-.3) <—– ties low rating

          Men 18+ Viewers
          1. Y&R 1,232,000 (-31,000/+15,000)
          2. B&B 734,000 (+5,000/+20,000)
          3j. DAYS 624,000 (-114,000/-137,000)
          4. OLTL 535,000 (-86,000/+68,000)
          5. GH 533,000 (-56,000/-4,000)
          6. AMC 520,000 (-77,000/-39,000)


          Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

          Monday: 1.8/2,242,000
          Tuesday: 2.0/2,653,000
          Wednesday: 1.9/2,586,000
          Thursday: 2.0/2,798,000
          Friday: 1.3/1,808,000 (repeat – did not count)

          Monday: 1.9/2,651,000
          Tuesday: 2.1/2,960,000
          Wednesday: 2.4/3,326,000
          Thursday: 2.1/2,976,000
          Friday: 2.0/2,838,000

          Monday: 1.9/2,638,000
          Tuesday: 1.9/2,546,000
          Wednesday: 2.0/2,889,000
          Thursday: 1.8/2,550,000
          Friday: 1.8/2,525,000

          Monday: 2.0/2,751,000
          Tuesday: 1.9/2,546,000
          Wednesday: 2.0/2,620,000
          Thursday: 2.0/2,768,000
          Friday: 1.2/1,517,000 (repeat – did not count)

          Monday: 1.8/2,371,000
          Tuesday: 1.9/2,615,000
          Wednesday: 2.1/2,842,000
          Thursday: 2.1/2,940,000
          Friday: 1.2/1,640,000 (repeat – did not count)

          Monday: 3.5/4,884,000
          Tuesday: 3.7/5,142,000
          Wednesday: 3.8/5,382,000
          Thursday: 3.7/5,419,000
          Friday: 3.4/4,760,000


          For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through February 13, 2011

          1. Y&R 3.7
          2. B&B 2.3
          3. DAYS 2.0
          3. GH 2.0
          5. OLTL 1.9
          5. AMC 1.9

          Women 18-49 Rating
          1. Y&R 1.7
          2. GH 1.4
          3. DAYS 1.2
          4. B&B 1.0
          4. OLTL 1.0
          6. AMC 0.9

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          • The Bold and the Beautiful
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            Rebecca Herbst Staying? All Signs Point to Yes!

            ( — As previously reported, "General Hospital" star Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) was fired by the ABC soap in late January due to what was said to be "storyline dictated" reasons, but now Soaps In Depth is reporting that the actress is actually staying. So what's the deal?

            After tweeting to their followers earlier today that the actress was staying, In Depth instilled hope into the hearts of Herbst fans who were boycotting the show after they originally learned their favorite actress had been fired. "They’ve been incredibly organized,” said Richard M. Simms, executive editor of the mag in an interview posted on "A lot of times, fans react and for a few days, it’s all anyone can talk about. But Becky Herbst fans really refused to let this drop. It probably doesn’t help that over the past few years, "GH" has gotten a bad reputation for either sidelining or writing out longtime characters. Things may finally have reached a breaking point with a lot of fans, who just couldn’t accept another legacy character being canned."

            An ABC representative was unable to confirm the news to Soap Opera Network.

            • General Hospital
            • Rebecca Herbst
            • Soaps in Depth
            • Comings & Goings

              'DAYS' Fires Chris Whitesell

              (SoapOperaNetwork) – In a surprising move, “Days of Our Lives” has fired Co-Head Writer Christopher Whitesell. Whitesell joined the show in fall of 2008 when newly installed Co-Executive Producer Gary Tomlin brought him in to assist Head Writer Dena Higley.

              Whitesell’s previous Co-Head Writer stints were at “As The World Turns” (2005-2007), “One Life To Live” (2001-2003), “Sunset Beach” (1998-1999) and “General Hospital” (1997).

              • Days of our Lives
              • Gary Tomlin
              • Christopher Whitesell
              • Dena Higley

                GH PreVUE: Week of February 21 Edition

                ( — A look at what's happening on "General Hospital" during the week of February 21, 2011.


                Johnny and Lisa get very close on Monday, February 21. Lisa comforts Johnny. Maxie enlists Matt's help. Tracy & Lulu don't hold their punches with Dante. Luke faces Tracy's wrath, again. On Wednesday, February 23, a driven Kristina inches closer to the object of her affection. Michael and Abby are honest with each other. Patrick makes a very romantic profession to Robin on Thursday, February 24. Steve and Olivia have a serious discussion.

                The Inside Story: 'Til "Death" Do Us Part
                Carly's revenge against Brenda impedes Theo from carrying out his. Sam ends up in a jam after putting the pieces together about Shawn. Brenda beats Carly to the punch. Dante & Brenda detail the secret they've been keeping to Sonny and the wedding guests. On Tuesday, February 22, Sonny stops a dejected Brenda from leaving the church with a passionate declaration of love. Sonny & Brenda are announced husband and wife. Shawn agrees to work with Jason. Theo remains one step ahead of everyone. Sonny confronts his unrepentant ex at the reception. Sonny & Brenda share their first dance. Jason & Shawn are ambushed. A wounded Shawn takes Carly hostage. The wedding reception concludes. History repeats itself on Thursday, February 24. Chaos and heartbreak spill over in the wake of the deadly explosion. Michael tries to console Sonny. Lulu comforts Dante. Jason gets a chilling call after concluding that the Balkan's intentions don't add up. Sonny makes a shocking discovery.

                A Closer Look: The Business of Marriage
                Lucky and Siobhan accomplish their mission together. Siobhan tells Lucky she wants to go home with him. Lucky proposes a green card marriage after immigration threatens to separate them. Back home, a course is set for Elizabeth to once more question Aiden's true paternity. Coincidentally, Lucky and Siobhan discuss what would have been with Elizabeth had Aiden been revealed to be his son on Wednesday, February 23. Siobhan leaves Lucky hanging. Nikolas confides his regrets.

                General Hospital News and Headlines:

                GH ALERTS: WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28, 2011

                • Jason realizes something is very wrong with Sam.
                • Brenda finds herself in the Balkan's clutches.
                • Michael and Dante take opposing sides as they appeal to Sonny.
                • Kristina confesses her long-term plans for Ethan.
                • Nikolas tells Brook Lynn how he feels about her.


                • General Hospital
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                  OLTL PreVUE: Week of February 21 Edition

                  OLTL PreVUE: Week of February 21 Edition

                  (SoapOperaNetwork) — A look at what's happening on "One Life to Live" during the week of February 21, 2011.

                  THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

                  Clint tells Rex he isn't sorry for changing his DNA test.  Clint dares Rex to tell Bo about David.  Dorian hurls accusations at Echo, and comes close to figuring out another secret on Monday, February 21.  Viki gets a report on Echo from Dorian, who leaves out one important detail.  Dorian lets Echo know she's on to her.  And Aubrey and Cutter try to reason with Rama.

                  The Inside Story: Twisted Relationships
                  Natalie realizes that John and Kelly had sexual relations on Monday, February 21.  Brody figures out that Tess has returned.  Tess and Ford prepare to get married in Vegas.  Starr makes an admission to Langston, and comes to a conclusion.  On Tuesday, February 22, Viki and Clint are brought up to speed on Jessica.  Langston provides Brody with a clue.  Ford and Tess bicker, and she warns him to keep quiet.  Brody gets a lead on the unhappy couple's whereabouts. Langston leaves town.  Kelly makes a confession to Blair. Natalie wonders why Joey is still worried about Kelly on Thursday, February 24.  Joey and Natalie put down their old loves' new flames.  Echo leaves John with some good advice.  Kelly tries to extend a piece offering to Natalie.  John's actions leave Natalie with the wrong idea.  Kelly and Joey argue.  Joey assaults John.  And Langston and Brody each hope they're not too late.

                  A Closer Look: Kids Gone Wild
                  Todd and Téa search for Dani.  James is hiding something.  Jack continues to bully Shane.  Matthew is less than sympathetic to Shane's plight.  Todd and Téa argue over how he handled the situation with Dani and Nate.  James confides in Starr.  Dani contacts Todd saying he needs time to cool off.  Learning the truth, Téa keeps Todd in the dark on Wednesday, February 23.  James and Starr leave to meet up with their siblings.  Meanwhile, Tomas takes Blair by surprise.  Blair's comments peek Tomas' interests.  Téa finds a familiar face on her doorstep.  And Todd's mood goes from bad to worse on Friday, February 25.

                  One Life to Live News and Headlines:

                  OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28, 2011

                  • Clint gets some good news.
                  • Do Langston and Brody make it in time to stop the wedding?
                  • Wendy Williams appears as "Access Llanview" host Phyllis Rose.
                  • Joey punches John.
                  • Viki needs an ally.
                  • One Life to Live

                    AMC PreVUE: Week of February 21 Edition

                    ( — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of February 21, 2011.

                    THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

                    Colby tries to digest her mother’s shocking admission on Wednesday, February 23. Erica decides to cut ties with Caleb to save her relationship with Jackson; will she follow through? Ryan updates Kendall on the latest news about the investigation into Zach’s accident on Thursday, February 24. Ricky tells Diane that he will do what it takes to find the evidence Slater left behind. Kendall makes a disturbing discovery as Ricky looks on. On Friday, February 25, will Madison accept Scott’s invitation?

                    The Inside Story: Federal Case
                    Amanda tells Tad what she did. Jake is shocked when Cara is accused of being a terrorist. On Monday, February 21, Cara explains everything to Jake who manages to convince the FBI agents that they’re wrong. Tad beats Jake to Cara’s rescue. Jake is discombobulated by news of Tad and Cara’s engagement. Tad tells Opal and a flustered Krystal that he is off the market. Griffin is grateful but wary as he issues his sister, Tad & Jake each specific warnings about their parts in this green card marriage. Amanda tries to explain her actions to an upset Jake on Thursday, February 24. Cara feels responsible for the tension between Jake & Amanda. Tad consoles his fiance.

                    A Closer Look: Tell Me Lies
                    JR’s words ring hollow to both Colby and Marissa. Marissa & David make a deal. David declares to Liza that he will soon be seen as something more than a villain. Ryan, Greenlee & Jesse confront David who denies knowing anything about Emma’s disappearance. Ryan busts in on David in the middle of a phone call to Annie. Greenlee challenges Marissa on her new-found faith in her father. On Tuesday, February 22, Ryan fills David in on what Annie did to Marissa before disappearing. David gives in to Marissa’s plea and tells the truth. Marissa walks away from David. Is JR helping Annie stay a step ahead? Ryan asks Marissa for help with JR. Ryan & Greenlee follow JR who arrives at a Montreal hotel on Friday, February 25. Emma gets a message to Madison who contacts the pair with news of Annie’s change of plans.

                    All My Children News and Headlines:

                    AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28, 2011

                    • Jackson and Erica hit some more bumps in the road.
                    • Bianca and Reese’s break-up takes a decidedly ugly turn.
                    • David receives an offer he may not be able to refuse.
                    • Griffin suggests to Kendall that it’s time to move on.
                    • Several potential wrenches are thrown into Cara and Tad’s plans.
                    • All My Children

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