How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

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OLTL Recap: Friday, March 18, 2011

OLTL Recap: Friday, March 18, 2011

( — "One Life to Live" Episode Recap – Friday, March 18, 2011.


No one escapes unscathed in the vicious fight for custody of Ryder. But when the judge is about to reveal his decision, Bo and Rex enter and arrest Clint.

Todd hovers between life and death while Téa, Blair, Dani, Starr and his two sons work to coax him back to consciousness. Téa despairs, but Blair gives her the impetus to pick herself up and command Todd to wake up.

Dorian makes it clear to David that she’s moving on. David goes nuts and begs Bo to get him back to Llanview. He discovers that Rex is Clint’s son. Cutter arrives to help Dorian eradicate David from her life. A final posting on David’s MyFace page (courtesy of Clint) leads Dorian into kinky sex with the willing Cutter. When Dorian is an extremely compromising position, she has a surprising guest.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Clint gets a taste of revenge.
  • Tess cozies up to Cutter.
  • Rex sets out to prove Clint is a murderer.
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    'One Life' Casting New Minor Character

    ( — “One Life to Live” releases another audition script for an upcoming role featuring a member of the show’s younger set of characters.

    The scene opens with “Dr. Pryor” informing the parents of a little boy named “Darren” that the outlook is bleak.  He tells them that their son has experienced severe trauma to his brain, as a result to a blow to the head, which has caused significant bleeding.  The CT confirmed that Darren’s slurred speech, confusion, headaches, and vomiting are a result of a Acute Subdural Hematoma.  He also states that the aspirin he has been taking for his headaches have only made matters worse.  Upset, Darren’s father “Scott,” admits that he is one who had been giving his son the aspirin.  Dr. Pryor tries to calm Scott’s nerves, reminding him that he had know way of knowing the severity of Darren’s injuries.  He then says that they must operate immediately if there is any hope of saving him, and if they succeed, he will likely never be the same again.  The scene ends as Darren is prepped for surgery.  Remember that, as usual with these audition scripts, “One Life to Live” changes names in an attempt to throw off viewers.

    In other news…

    Bianca Jamotte will appear again on “OLTL” in a minor role on Wednesday, April 27.  Jamotte’s last appearance on the show was January 17.

    Robert King, who recently appeared on “OLTL” in a dayplayer role, states in an interview with the East Brunswick, New Jersey Sentinel that he hopes to continue making appearances on the long-running daytime drama, noting that being on the show was rewarding and helped him grow as an actor.  With regards to the “One Life” cast, King commented that “There’s a lot to learn from them.”

    And Dike Uzoukwu, who announced on his website on February 4 that he had just “booked and shot is first appearance on ‘One Life to Live’ (ABC Daytime),” had his role upgraded from “Under 5″ to “Dayplayer.”  His scenes should air sometime this month.

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      'GH' Head Writer Robert Guza Jr. Leaving? Not True According to Insiders

      ( – UPDATE: Soap Opera Digest has updated their report on their website citing comment from an ABC representative indicating that Guza is in fact not leaving "GH."

      PREVIOUS: Soap Opera Digest is reporting on their website that "General Hospital" Head Writer Robert Guza Jr. is on his way out as the soaps Head Writer. According to network insiders however, the report is "not true" and "absolutely false." Under normal circumstances, when a rumor is denied or not confirmed by the network we'd receive a standard "no comment," which did not happen in this case thus giving credence to the possibility that Soap Opera Digest is reporting false mistaken news on their website.

      Digest Report:

      Guza's Future at GH in Question
      We're hearing that Robert Guza, Jr. is on his way out as GENERAL HOSPITAL's head writer. ABC Daytime doesn't comment on rumors, but an insider tells us there's a good chance it's true.

      Guza returned to the ABC soap in April 2002 when he was named co-head writer alongside Charles Pratt Jr. He took over sole head writing duties in early 2006 after it was announced that Pratt had decided to leave the drama series. Under Guza's current reign, "General Hospital" won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team in 2003 and 2009. The series won for Outstanding Drama Series in 2005, 2006 and 2008.

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        Ratings: New Low For AMC In Women 18-49 Viewers

        NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Copy/paste partially then leaving a link would be best. Thank you.

        ( — Ratings Report for the Week of March 7-11, 2011.

        Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

        (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

        Note: There was a national pre-empted on Friday March 11 that ended at 1:26pm EST.

        Total Viewers
        1. Y&R 4,825,000 (+361,000/-261,000)
        2. B&B 2,811,000 (-19,000/-448,000)
        3. GH 2,687,000 (-101,000/+136,000)
        4. DAYS 2,488,000 (-158,000/-446,000)
        5. OLTL 2,355,000 (-36,000/-71,000)
        6. AMC 2,318,000 (+69,000/-242,000)

        1. Y&R 3.5/12 (+.2/-.2)
        2. B&B 2.0/7 (-.1/-.3) <—- ties low
        2. GH 2.0/6 (-.1/+.1)
        4. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/-.3)
        4. AMC 1.8/6 (same/-.1)
        4. OLTL 1.8/6 (same/same)

        Women 18-49 Viewers
        1. Y&R 1,004,000 (+92,000/-230,000)
        2. GH 759,000 (-52,000/-122,000)
        3. DAYS 688,000 (-6,000/-138,000)
        4. OLTL 563,000 (+20,000/-178,000)
        5. B&B 562,000 (-10,000/-152,000)
        6. AMC 463,000 (-6,000/-239,000) <—- new low *

        * AMC previous low: 469,000 (Feb 28 – Mar 4, 2011)

        Women 18-49 Rating
        1. Y&R 1.5/10 (+.1/-.4)
        2. GH 1.1/7 (-.1/-.2)
        3. DAYS 1.0/7 (-.1/-.3)
        4. OLTL 0.9/6 (+.1/-.2)
        4. B&B 0.9/5 (same/-.2)
        6. AMC 0.7/4 (same/-.4) <—- ties low (2nd straigth week)

        Girls 12-17 Viewers
        1. Y&R 35,000 (+5,000/+7,000)
        2. OLTL 29,000 (+10,000/+8,000)
        3. GH 28,000 (+9,000/-2,000)
        3. B&B 28,000 (+5,000/+5,000)
        5. DAYS 27,000 (-10,000/+11,000)
        6. AMC 9,000 (same/-9,000)

        Women 18-34 Rating
        1. GH 0.8/5 (same/-.1)
        1. Y&R 0.8/5 (same/-.3)
        3. DAYS 0.6/4 (same/-.3)
        3. OLTL 0.6/4 (+.1/-.2)
        5. B&B 0.4/3 (-.1/-.3) <—- ties low
        5. AMC 0.4/3 (same/-.4) <—- ties low (4th straight week)

        Men 18+ Viewers
        1. Y&R 1,089,000 (+60,000/-91,000)
        2. B&B 620,000 (+39,000/-95,000)
        3. DAYS 578,000 (-61,000/-4,000)
        4. GH 481,000 (-23,000/+21,000)
        5. AMC 465,000 (+39,000/+1,000)
        6. OLTL 430,000 (+1,000/+28,000)


        Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

        Monday: 1.8/2,294,000
        Tuesday: 1.7/2,272,000
        Wednesday: 1.8/2,371,000
        Thursday: 1.8/2,304,000
        Friday: 1.8/2,372,000 (36 mins aired)

        Monday: 2.1/2,875,000
        Tuesday: 2.1/2,855,000
        Wednesday: 2.0/2,716,000
        Thursday: 2.1/2,886,000
        Friday: 1.8/2,722,000

        Monday: 1.9/2,670,000
        Tuesday: 1.9/2,566,000
        Wednesday: 1.8/2,566,000
        Thursday: 1.8/2,362,000
        Friday: 1.6/2,140,000 (36 mins aired)

        Monday: 2.1/2,793,000
        Tuesday: 2.0/2,758,000
        Wednesday: 1.9/2,613,000
        Thursday: 2.0/2,630,000
        Friday: 2.0/2,638,000

        Monday: 1.8/2,397,000
        Tuesday: 1.7/2,201,000
        Wednesday: 1.8/2,446,000
        Thursday: 1.8/2,325,000
        Friday: 1.8/2,404,000

        Monday: 3.5/4,840,000
        Tuesday: 3.6/4,990,000
        Wednesday: 3.4/4,728,000
        Thursday: 3.4/4,741,000
        Friday: (4 mins aired on East Coast – no ratings)


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

        1. Y&R 3.7
        2. B&B 2.3
        3. GH 2.1
        4. DAYS 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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          GH PreVUE: Week of March 21 Edition

          ( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of March 21, 2011.


          On Tuesday, March 22, Kristina continues to come between Michael & Abby. Dante is conflicted over how to deal with Michael. Michael & Abby reach out to each other. Theo forces Suzanne to make a choice. Brenda reassures Sonny of her happiness. Theo gets the truth out of Suzanne on Wednesday, March 23. Sonny & Brenda discuss the future. Carly receives a troubling message from Franco on Friday, March 25.

          The Inside Story: My Baby Love
          Jake passes away in the operating room in front of Jason on Monday, March 21. Jason breaks the devastating news to Lucky who is charged with the difficult task of telling Elizabeth. Matt consoles Maxie. Jax & Carly consider the options for Josslyn. Dante & Sam team up. A shaken Sam learns that she and Carly are among the possible culprits behind Jake’s hit and run. Carly asks Jason if he can allow his son to save her daughter. Elizabeth tears into Jason when he brings up the topic of organ donation. On Tuesday, March 22, Elizabeth makes a decision after talking to Lucky. Jason breaks down. Lucky opens up to Luke. Nikolas reaches out to his extended family. Michael & Kristina get their hands on the suspect list for Jake’s accident. Michael vows to do whatever it takes to protect his mother. Sam consoles Jason. Steve reaches out to Elizabeth. Carly tells a drained Jason that she may have killed his son. Port Charles continues to reel from the recent events. Jason shows up at Elizabeth’s door on Friday, March 25.

          A Closer Look: Coming Home
          Robin comforts a heartbroken Patrick. On Tuesday, March 22, Robin finally tells Patrick the words he’s been longing to hear. Patrick, Robin & Emma enjoy a family breakfast. Lisa manages to retrieve the syringe – and destroys it. Johnny & Lisa make love. Patrick gives Johnny something to think about on Thursday, March 24. Robin & Lisa’s confrontation takes a volatile turn.

          General Hospital News and Headlines:

          GH ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 28, 2011

          • Jax discovers that Shawn is Carly & Josslyn’s bodyguard.
          • Michael and Abby’s connection reaches a climax.
          • Sonny and Luke share a heartbreaking conversation.
          • Lucky turns to Maxie.
          • Brenda makes a heartfelt confession, as Theo inches closer to his ultimate goal.
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            OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 21 Edition

            OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 21 Edition

            ( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of March 21, 2011.


            Starr helps James search for a job on MyFace, while a new girl named Deanna reads his profile on Wednesday, March 23.  Deanna spies Starr and James together.  Gigi and Blair talk about their sons.  Jack and his friends continue to torment Shane, who suffers a severe asthma attack on Thursday, March 24.  Dani wonders what is going on with Jack.  Deanna is upset at James profile picture on MyFace.  James makes a confession to Nate.  Gigi and Rex are again summoned to Llanview High.  Shane’s parents believe he isn’t being honest with them.  Meanwhile, Jack dismisses Dani’s accusations.

            The Inside Story: Will the Third Time be the Charm?
            Cutter is tossed to the curb when David walks in on him and Dorian on Monday, March 21.  Dorian finally forgives David.  Clint has the tables turned on him by a vengeful family member.  Joey is suspicious of Aubrey’s motives.  Joey and Kelly bond their concern for Jessica.  David thinks he and Dorian should get married.  Joey has a few questions for Aubrey.  Rama is lonely.  On Thursday, March 24, Nigel makes an admission to Bo and David.  Nora struggles to remember what happened the night Eddie was murdered.  David realizes just how Matthew looks up to Clint on Friday, March 25.  Clint reassures Matthew.  Rex stumbles upon some evidence from the Minute Man Motel.  Nora regains her memories.  Rex interrupts a romantic encounter between Aubrey and Cutter.  Joey confides in Brody.  Dorian wants Viki to be her matron of honor.  But is David getting a case of cold feet?  

            A Closer Look: More Than Meets the Eye
            Cristian and Kelly watch as Tess makes a scene on Monday, March 21.  Ford tries to reign in Tess.  Cutter makes eyes at Tess, who later sneaks off with him.  Viki questions Dorian.  Charlie and Echo continue their tryst.  Brody and Natalie have an awkward encounter.  Tess and Cutter get better acquainted.  Charlie and Echo are unknowingly caught in the act.  John receives an earful from Natalie on Wednesday, March 23.  Natalie makes a discovery at the scene of Todd’s shooting. Shaun learns Tomas is Téa’s brother.  Blair introduces John and Tomas.  Gigi tells Tomas he made a mistake.  Natalie has something to say to Kelly.  John grows suspicious of Tomas.  Tess ridicules Ford’s hot dog costume on Friday, March 25.  Cutter lies to Aubrey.  Brody learns Tess was seen shoplifting.  And Tess loses control while with Cutter.

            One Life to Live News and Headlines:

            OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 28, 2011

            • Jessica’s return is cut short.
            • Deanna is tempted by an unsavory character.
            • Rex learns what Shane has been hiding.
            • Viki is shocked by what she sees.
            • Jack takes things too far.
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              AMC PreVUE: Week of March 21 Edition

              ( — A look at what's happening on "All My Children" during the week of March 21, 2011.


              Erica & Caleb agree to sponsor Colby's successful blog. On Tuesday, March 22, eager to decimate Erica after their latest nasty face-off, Liza trashes her skepticism and decides to take David up on his offer. Asher loses his patience for JR & Caleb's antics. Jackson puts Erica on the spot about their wedding in front of Caleb. Krystal questions Jackson's need to seemingly stick it to Caleb. Opal, Kendall & Bianca react to an uneasy Erica's news on Wednesday, March 23. Caleb opens up to Marissa. Cara gives Ryan advice. Emma & Greenlee relationship continues to spiral on Friday, March 25.

              The Inside Story: (Almost) 30-Something
              Amanda realizes JR's feelings for Annie were real as the pair continue to bond on Monday, March 21. Jake is irked by Cara's genuine happiness to be married to his brother. Opal notices the positive change in Tad. Jake & Cara work together to help Jesse. Marissa & Bianca's friendship flourishes. Bianca is rocked when she realizes Reese is going after full custody of the children. Bianca insists to Kendall that she's okay but later breaks down in Marissa's arms. Marissa admits her fears to Caleb. JR gets a window into Amanda's insecurities about Cara when Jake breaks their date. JR turns to Amanda for assistance with Marissa at the bachelor auction. Bianca assures Marissa that her fate in love will be restored someday. Despite Amanda's efforts, Marissa places the winning bid on Scott instead of on JR. On Friday, March 25, JR does his best to get under Madison's skin.

              A Closer Look: No Pain, No Gain
              On Wednesday, March 23, Griffin shows up to meet the (unreceptive) casino owners despite Ricky & Diana's interference. Cara's concerns deepen when her brother arrives at the hospital badly beaten. Tad tells Griffin he's going to help him uncover the truth. Griffin lies to Kendall about the source of his beating. A jealous Ricky watches Kendall & Griffin. Ricky later implies to Kendall that Castillo got hurt during a drug-deal gone bad. Griffin's vague answers do nothing to dis-spell Kendall's suspicions. Kendall decides to bid on the doctor at the hospital's bachelor auction to get to the bottom of things on Thursday, March 24. Diana bristles at Ricky's latest plans. Griffin pleads with Cara to outbid Kendall explaining that he can't face her because he feels culpability for her husband's death. Cara ignores Griffin's plea and places the winning bid on an unhappy Ricky instead.

              All My Children News and Headlines:

              AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 28, 2011

              • Angie and Jesse face multiple obstacles as the newest Hubbard arrives.
              • Faced with the prospect of losing her, Caleb confesses his true feelings to Erica.
              • JR's good deed pays off substantially with Marissa.
              • On their date, Kendall plies Griffin with wine hoping to get some answers.
              • Ricky reveals his plot to seduce Kendall.
              • All My Children
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                Jason Tam Returns to 'One Life to Live' for Brief Stint

                ( — With his former on-screen girlfriend Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde) about to leave the canvas, Jason Tam makes a brief return to Llanview as Markko Rivera early next month, according to ABC Soaps in Depth.  While the show is keeping mum on the storyline details, it seems a safe bet that Markko and Langston’s paths will cross once again before she leaves town.

                Underwood, who exits Llanview on Friday, April 8, when budding author Langston is offered a movie deal, told ABC SID in an recent interview that “If Markko comes back, that would amazing.”  Jason Tam originated the role of Markko on May 21, 2007.  He took a hiatus from “One Life” last summer before returning in the fall to wrap up his character’s storyline.  He was last seen back on November 10th.

                Look for Tam to appear briefly during the week of April 4th.

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                  GH Recap: Thursday, March 17, 2011

                  GH Recap: Thursday, March 17, 2011

                  ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, March 17, 2011.

                  IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                  Sam learns the whereabouts of a Balkan henchman from Abby and goes in pursuit of the Balkan lead. Sam is driving when a headache hits.

                  Sonny and Brenda take off in the car for their honeymoon.

                  Luke voices objections to Lucky’s green card marriage, to Lucky’s fury. Luke races onto the road to attend Lucky and Siobhan’s wedding.

                  Dante busts Michael, but allows Jason to spirit him away from the scene. Jason tells Michael in no uncertain terms that he will never be part of the mob. Dante and Jason come into conflict over Michael’s future.

                  Robin and Lisa continue to search for the syringe via Johnny’s clues. Robin has the proof in her hands and takes off on the road with Lisa in hot pursuit.

                  Jax notifies Carly that Josslyn’s fever has escalated, and Carly rushes to the hospital in her car.

                  A frazzled Elizabeth comes home to find that the paternity test results have arrived in the mail. As she reacts to the news, she discovers that Jake is missing and the front door is open.

                  On the Next General Hospital…

                  • A medical diagnosis for Josslyn.
                  • Theo and Suzanne attempt to find their grandchild.
                  • Brenda dreams of the baby boy she never had.


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                    OLTL Recap: Thursday, March 17, 2011

                    OLTL Recap: Thursday, March 17, 2011

                    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, March 17, 2011.

                    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                    All interested parties ready for the hearing to determine custody of Ryder. Tess tries to make herself as conservative as possible while Ford tries in vain to get through to Langston.

                    Langston cries on Dorian’s shoulder. Dorian advises her to find a more suitable man. Dorian tries to take her own advice by inviting Cutter over.

                    Cutter and Aubrey discuss getting Clint off the BE board and getting their mitts on the corporate money. Rama goes to Asa’s to speak to Aubrey but finds Joey home alone. Rama threatens to expose Aubrey for who she really is but Aubrey returns home in time to give Rama something to shut her up; namely, a room in Asa’s mansion.

                    Nora is forced to tell Viki what she and Bo believe to be true about Clint’s crimes. Viki and Clint must nonetheless form a unified front for Ryder’s behalf.

                    On the Next One Life to Live…

                    • Clint is arrested.
                    • Dorian and Cutter have sex.
                    • David makes a shocking discovery.
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