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: Tuesday, April 5, 2011

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, April 5, 2011

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, April 5, 2011.


Rex and Gigi are horrified to find Shane poised to jump from the school roof and learn in tortured detail the depth of their son’s unhappiness. Rex and Gigi pull out all the stops to convince Shane his life is worth living. Blair has a bad reaction to Jack’s cavalier attitude and lack of remorse for his treatment of Shane.

Starr is shocked to encounter Marty with Hope and learns that Marty has been released from St. Ann’s. Marty knows Starr has broken up with Cole, but she wants to be a part of her granddaughter’s life. When Starr leaves, Marty reveals that she still has the paternity of Natalie’s child on her mind.

John is confronted by Téa about the investigation into Todd’s shooting. John asks about her brother Tomas and Téa defends him. Their conversation turns personal and Téa again urges John to put aside his hurt and anger and be the father to Natalie’s child. Alone, John thinks about the baby he thought was his.

Tomas covers from Dani his interest in Todd’s background and bonds with his niece.

Charlie tries to comfort Viki, but she tells him never to touch her again. Viki thinks she can understand why Charlie would have a meaningless affair. But Charlie makes it clear that it wasn’t a meaningless affair.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Natalie confides in Clint.
  • Blair and Starr talk to Jack.
  • Destiny tells Shaun about Shane.
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    GH Recap: Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, April 5, 2011.


    The question remains who killed Brandon? Dante confronts Johnny who insists he’s avoiding looking at the real culprit because it’s most likely his brother. Abby and Michael discuss Brandon and his murder.

    Suzanne arrives with a surprise: Brenda’s 3-year-old son, Lucian.

    Patrick and Robin manage their first marriage-counseling visit, but Lisa is already plotting her next move. Kristina gets a visit from Lisa as she babysits Emma. Johnny is proud of Lisa for reaching out to Kristina unaware of her true motives.

    Diane emotionally blackmails Sonny and Brenda until they cave and sign a release for her and Spinelli’s new book. Sam talks Spinelli into attending a book signing that Maxie arranged.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Jason and Michael protect each other.
    • Lisa continues to cultivate a relationship with Kristina as a means to gain access to Patrick and Robin.
    • Patrick confronts Johnny.


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      Y&R Recap: Monday, April 4, 2011

      Y&R Recap: Monday, April 4, 2011

      ( — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Monday, April 4, 2011.


      Victoria fills Billy in on Chloe's demands to fire Jana or she'd seek custody of Delia.

      Upstairs in the garage apartment, Jana looks over the account number Kevin helped her with; determined to get to the bottom of who paid Primrose to have Daisy's baby. At the coffee house, Chloe is bad mouthing Jana to Kevin, telling him that if Billy doesn't take her serious regarding keeping her away from Delia, she will find a way to stop him from seeing her. As they are talking, Gloria ear hustles on their conversation, more than willing to help find out what her ex daughter-in-law is up to.

      Diane is disappointed that she can't seem to put Victor is a better mood. Victor is slightly upset at the news' portrayal of him after his testimony in Sharon's case. At the court house, Jack is discussing Victor's lack of help with Nick, who tells him that regardless of when Victor decided to testify, DA Walsh is doing a very good job at damaging Sharon's character.

      At the bank, Jana probes to find out about the bank account number she has. She passes to the teller, telling her that while the money was transfered, the money never was received. When the teller comes back to let her know that the money did go through, Jana asks if there is a way to get documentation on that. She begins to stall when the teller requests her photo ID. Jana has no choice but to leave empty handed.

      Sharon is back on the witness stand, and DA Walsh is in for the kill. He asks Sharon, since Adam is so loyal, where is he? She tells him that he's out trying to clear her name. He goes further to point out that her involvement with Adam has managed to turn everyone in her life against her. Things get heated when Walsh brings up her custody battle with Nick and how her love for Adam would have made her do almost anything to prove his innocence: including killing Skye. As they conclude her testimony, Adam walks through the doors of the court room. Walsh orders that Adam be arrested for skipping town.

      During the recess of the court case, Jack gets word about Kyle being hurt while at school. When he reached Kyle, he is more than irked to see Victor taking on the daddy role with his son. Jack tells Victor that while he's playing daddy to Kyle, maybe he should be doing the same thing when it comes to his son, Adam.

      Victoria informs Jana about her visit from Chloe and how she wants her to be fired. An upset Jana tells Victoria that the only reason why Chloe wants her to lose her job is because of Kevin. Victoria assures her that they aren't firing her.

      Billy stops by Chloe's to tell her to back off of Jana. Chloe tells him that she won't have their daughter anywhere near her. After Billy stresses there is nothing she can do about it, Chloe challenges him to watch and see. The troubles continue to mount for Billy when he gets word from the bank that someone was trying to access his account. He calls Victoria to let her know and to shred up their statements. Victoria in turn calls Jana to do it for them.

      Sharon and Adam are reunited in the vistor's room. When he shows her the camera, she's elated, thinking that he has the proof to clear her name. Her hopes go up in smoke when he admits that the memory card has been taken out. When Adam asks Vance to put him on the witness stand, the lawyer balks, telling him that his history of lying and scheming would only hurt Sharon's case even further. Before they know it, Vance is informed that Adam will be testifying for the prosecution.

      On the Next The Young and the Restless…

      • Jill and Colin have a heart-to-heart.
      • Chloe and Gloria start digging into Jana's belongings.
      • Adam's put on the witness stand.
      • The Young and the Restless
      • Emily O’Brien
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        Roger Howarth Returns to 'One Life to Live' for Sure This Time

        ( — "One Life to Live" is finally confirming what Soap Opera Network reported last summer (though due to scheduling conflicts and financials did not happen) that Roger Howarth is returning to the ABC soap this summer, though it isn't clear whether he'll be portraying the role of Todd Manning or the REAL Todd Manning.

        Despite rumors of "One Life to Live's" pending cancellation, Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Howarth will begin filming scenes on the daytime drama beginning in May. "I am looking forward to returning," said Howarth to Digest. "We are going to have a lot of fun telling this story and I am excited to see how it will unfold." The story Howarth is referring to involves Tea's (Florencia Lozano) brother Tomas (Ted King) and his strange interest in Todd and his family. In fact, the show will continue to delve deeper into the storyline in the coming weeks, when it is revealed that both Todd and Tomas have each been keeping something very interesting tucked away in their private records.

        "You thought the tease a couple weeks back with Tea  proclaiming this isn’t Todd as she pointed to a picture of Roger Howarth was not the start of something bigger? Think again," said a setside source back in late August when Soap Opera Network originally broke the news. Though we had been told Howarth would begin appearing on the soap as early as December or January, which has since come and gone, Soap Opera Network stuck by its guns and continued to stand by our report that Howarth was indeed returning. This was only reinforced by the shows' reference to Howarth as recent as February 11, 2011, when the show re-aired the wedding of Todd and Blair (Kassie DePaiva). After news broke earlier this evening, Kristen Alderson, who grew up on the show in the role of Starr Manning, tweeted to her 13,000 followers that "It's official!! Daddy's back!!!!!!!!! HUGE STUFF! "

        What does news of Howarth's return mean for Trevor St. John? It wouldn't be much of a stretch for the actor to have been playing an impostor after all this time as he originally joined the cast in May 2003 in the role of Walker Laurence, only to be revealed to be Todd Manning, albeit with plastic surgery, in August of that same year. "We are thrilled to have Roger return to 'One Life to Live,'" said Executive Producer Frank Valentini in the Digest report. "As 'OLTL' viewers know, Trevor St. John has been playing the role of Todd Manning since 2003. We have a great story planned that will involve both actors." The news of Howarth's return comes only weeks after we reported that it appeared as if St. John, whose contract with "One Life" expires this month, had decided to one-up with the show.

        Since Howarth's last stint on "One Life to Live" in 2003, the actor moved on to CBS' now canceled "As The World Turns" in the role of Paul Ryan until the shows final episode on September 17, 2010.

        A first airdate for Howarth has not been set.

        • One Life to Live
        • Ted King
        • Frank Valentini
        • Kristen Alderson
        • Roger Howarth
        • Trevor St. John
        • Florencia Lozano
        • Comings & Goings

          AMC Recap: Monday, April 4, 2011

          ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, April 4, 2011.


          Emma continues to lash out at Greenlee but pretends to be nice when Bianca’s around. Greenlee confides in Bianca about the situation with Emma and admits that it’s taking a toll. Emma slips out of the house and goes to Scott and Madison’s. Madison calls Ryan and he comes to pick up his daughter. Emma wants to know why Ryan couldn’t marry Madison. Ryan insists she must go home and apologize to Greenlee. In front of Ryan, a sweet Emma apologizes but she whispers something nasty to Greenlee. Greenlee says she knows every trick in the book and won’t let Emma push her away because she loves her.

          Madison questions Scott about his movie plans with Marissa and he gets annoyed JR told her about his history with Marissa. When Madison presses for more information, the two admit they care about each other. JR continues to try and win back Marissa. He brings up something from their past which almost leads to a kiss but Marissa pulls back. JR’s unhappy to learn that Marissa has plans for the movies with Scott. Bianca thanks JR for the contract he set for Reese and believes him when he says he still has feelings for Marissa.

          Sensing his sadness, Angie asks Jesse what’s wrong. Jesse covers and insists he’s just battling some insecurities. David overhears a reporter questioning Angie about the circumstances of Lucy’s birth. Dr. Hayward congratulates Angie on her miracle. Maya continues to flash back to her final moments with Lucy. Maya has a hostile confrontation with her aunt. Asher offers to help Maya get a job.

          On the Next All My Children…

          • Ricky accepts Kendall’s invite to Erica’s wedding.
          • Jake and Amanda get into an argument over Cara.
          • Cara admits to Tad that he might be the best friend she ever had.


          • All My Children
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            OLTL Recap: Monday, April 4, 2011

            OLTL Recap: Monday, April 4, 2011

            ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, April 4, 2011.

            IT HAPPENED TODAY…

            Shane returns to the school and sees reactions to the video of him. He gives Jack his inhaler. Destiny gives him a pep talk and tries to convince him to go to the administration, but Shane thinks it would make things worse. After reading his cryptic note, Rex and Gigi are desperate to find Shane. They reach out to Echo, who’s eager to escape Viki’s vitriol. They end up calling Blair who finds out from Jack that Shane is at the school. They race there – just as we see Shane on the roof. Starr spills everything about Jack to Blair. Blair doesn’t want to believe it, but Starr shows her Jack’s online taunts.

            Bo and Nora don’t believe Clint’s assertion re: who killed Eddie Ford.

            Viki’s horrified to discover Charlie and Echo in bed together. Viki realizes that Charlie was vulnerable to Echo, and that Viki has been wrapped up in her own troubles with her children.

            James pulls away from Deanna’s kiss, telling her he loves Starr. He doesn’t understand why she showed up here, after making it clear that she broke up with him. He realizes she’s desperate for money and has no place to stay. He invites her to his place.

            On the Next One Life to Live…

            • Gigi and Rex plead with Shane not to jump.
            • Starr is shocked to find Hope with Marty.
            • Viki warns Charlie never to touch her again.
            • One Life to Live
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              GH Recap: Monday, April 4, 2011

              ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, April 4, 2011.

              IT HAPPENED TODAY…

              With Abby’s warning, Jason stops Michael from pulling the trigger on Brandon. Later, Dante arrives with news that Brandon has been shot to death behind Vaughn’s.

              Lucky confronts Luke.

              Inspired by Jake to preserve family, Robin suggests that she and Patrick enroll in marriage counseling. Meanwhile, Johnny invites Lisa over, and they have sex. They also open up to one another, bonding over the tragedy of Jake’s death.

              On the Next General Hospital…

              • Who killed Brandon?
              • Suzanne arrives with a surprise!
              • Sam talks Spinelli into attending a book signing that Maxie arranged.


              • General Hospital
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                ABC Confirms Broderick as 'AMC's' New Head Writer, But Show Not Safe

                ( — As we reported on Saturday, April 2, ABC has now confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Lorraine Broderick has been named head writer of 41-year-old "All My Children." Broderick replaces David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski, whose contracts were not renewed by the network. Unfortunately, Broderick's escalation to the top writing position does not put a stop to rumors of "AMC's" pending cancellation despite reports to the contrary. In fact, in the rarest of instances, ABC did not include a single quote from Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group, or Broderick herself in the press release issued to us confirming the news. This only means one thing soap fans and it's not looking good.

                If you want to see "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" remain on the air, as the two are currently rumored to be on the chopping block by ABC, the time is now for soap fans everywhere to put their differences aside and forget that they love them some Jason/Sam, Jack/Erica, Todd/Blair, Todd/Tea, Ryan/Greenlee or even hate them all. If you want to see your favorite soaps still on the air, only you can make that happen. Call in to ABC, write in to Anne Sweeney, President, Disney/ABC Television Group. Otherwise, if you do nothing you'll be left complaining that ABC sucks, Frons should be fired, etc. Your words online mean nothing if ABC itself isn't getting your time, your energy, your effort. Remind yourself that you started watching these shows for a reason and whether you watch it for one couple, one actor or out of pure habit, you stuck with it for a reason. When they are gone, they are gone and will never return. We are down to our final six shows, and without "AMC" and/or "OLTL," we'll be left with just four. How much longer before those four are gone as well? At least in the case of "Days of our Lives," "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," we know they'll be on the air no matter what throughout 2013 and beyond, but the ABC soaps? We have no definitive word as the network owns their shows and can cancel at any time as we're currently experiencing with rumors surrounding 41-year-old "All My Children" and 42-year-old "One Life to Live."

                CONTACT INFO

                All My Children Executive Outreach
                All My Children
                Prospect Studios
                4151 Prospect Avenue
                Los Angeles, CA 90027

                ABC comment line: 818- 460-7477 (Listen to the prompts and then press 255 for AMC) Messages are 30 seconds in length.

                Brian Frons
                President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group
                2300 Riverside Drive
                Burbank, CA 91506
                Brian Fron's direct office line: 818-460-7020

                Julie Hanan Carruthers, Executive Producer, "All My Children"

                Anne Sweeney
                President, Disney/ABC Television Group
                ABC Studios
                500 South Buena Vista Street
                Burbank CA 91521

                Anne Sweeney direct office line: 818 460-7700


                In the words of Walt Willey, who plays Jackson Montgomery, "using your most polite and concerned voice, contact ABC Corporate headquarters and log your concerns. In New York, the number is: 212-456-7777. In Los Angeles, it is: 818-569-7500. Tell the operator what you'd like to do and they'll direct your call. Believe me, this will help! My job was saved many years ago by fans' outpouring of support. Your help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!"

                • All My Children
                • One Life to Live
                • Agnes Nixon
                • Walt Willey
                • Brian Frons
                • ABC Daytime
                • Anne Sweeney
                • Susan Lucci

                  Y&R PreVUE: Week of April 4 Edition

                  ( — A look at what's happening on "The Young and the Restless" during the week of April 4, 2011.


                  Diane tries her best to fight her feelings for Nick. On Monday, April 5, Jack is less than pleased when he's pushed out after learning Kyle has hurt himself. Colin and Jill have a heart-to-heart about the loss of his children. Tucker tries to get Abby interested in an offer Wednesday, April 6 and on Friday, April 8, Tucker's dealings continue; this time with Victor.

                  The Inside Story: Time Runs Out for Sharon
                  Still on the witness stand, Sharon is being crossed examined by DA Walsh, who continues to rip apart her testimony. Things look bleak for her until she sees Adam walking into the courtroom ready to help her. Unfortunately for him, he is immediately arrested on the spot for the warrant out on him. In the visting room, Adam admits to Sharon and Vance that the memory card from Sharon's camera couldn't be located. Sharon's hopes are dashed with the news. Things don't get any better for Sharon when Adam's put on the witness stand as a hostile witness. Adam is immediately asked about Skye and if he was the person that sent Sharon there to get rid of her. Adam's past deed of trying to make it look like Skye was still alive comes back to haunt him. Adam is shot down by both Walsh and the judge when he tries to talk about what he saw on Sharon's camera. Knowing that his testimony has damaged Sharon's case even further, Adam comes up with another plan. He tells a scared Sharon that they need to go on the run: immediately.

                  A Closer: Chloe and Gloria Team Against Jana
                  Chloe fills Gloria in on her suspicions about Jana. Gloria instantly pounces and wants to know what the young woman is up to. The two of them start to devise a plan to see what they can find out, but are interrupted when Jana appears. She tells Chloe about her conversation with Victoria and knows she went there to try to get her fired. The two of them get into it just long enough for Gloria to swipe Jana's keys. The minute Gloria and Chloe leave, they head over to the garage apartment. The two of them begin snooping through Jana's belongings. Meanwhile, a frustrated Jana returns to Billy and Victoria's. Gloria, hearing Jana, quickly devises a plan to keep her from the garage apartment. She hurriedly pays Billy and Victoria a visit but quickly fakes spraining her ankle. Jana goes to get a bag of ice for Gloria, who puts it on the wrong foot. She realizes that Gloria is up to something and leaves her to head back to her garage apartment. As for Chloe, her search pays off: she finds the pregnancy pillow that Jana donned during her visits with Primrose. Chloe and Gloria attempt to split but are approached by Billy, who wants to know what the two of them are up to.

                  What To Watch

                  • MondayBilly gets a threat
                  • Tuesday Phyllis goes to an old friend for help
                  • Wedneday Ashley gives Diane a call
                  • Thursday Daniel can't catch a break
                  • Friday The vedict is in

                  The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

                  • Angela Alvarado plays Judge Irene Salazar on Monday, April 4, Tuesday, April 5, and Friday, April 8
                  • Kelsey Scott will play a bank teller on Monday, April 4
                  • Lisa Waltz plays Dr. Mason Tuesday, April 5
                  • Tom Jourdan plays a reporter on Friday, April 8

                  Y&R ALERTS: WEEK OF April 11, 2011

                  • Sharon takes desperate measures to stay free
                  • Chloe and Gloria's schemes to catch Jana blow up in their faces
                  • Adam sends Phyllis and Nick on a wild goose chase

                  Y&R ALERTS BONUS: SPRING 2011

                  • Cane’s presence continues to be felt by Lily
                  • Cane's mother comes to town
                  • Victor’s marriage to Diane is on shaky ground
                  • Victor is greatly naïve thinking that he’s truly pulled Nick from Diane
                  • A veterinarian named Sam Gibson finds himself crossing paths with Sharon
                  • Victor fumes when Adam manages to find himself in a position of power
                  • Things begin to fall apart between Sharon and Adam
                  • Nikki's drinking continues to spiral out of control
                  • Nikki gets someone new in her life to Victor's chagrin
                  • Noah comes home and Eden's not too far behind
                  • Sam's presence in Sharon's life could be some competition for Adam
                  • The Young and the Restless
                  • Joshua Morrow

                    Video: Austin Williams Talks About Bullying

                    ( — “One Life to Live’s” Austin Williams (Shane Morasco) discusses the show’s bullying storyline in an interview with the Associated Press and describes his character’s mindset as Shane is literally pushed to the edge this week, after enduring months of torment at the hands of Jack Manning (Andrew Trischitta).

                    On Monday, April 5, Shane’s parents Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier) and Gigi (Farah Fath) are shocked to find their baby boy about to jump off the roof of Llanview High School.  Desperate to talk their son out of ending his life, they listen as Shane opens up about the humiliation he has been subjected to recently, from having his inhaler stolen just as he was suffering a severe asthma attack to having a nude video of himself plastered all over the Internet.  It is a “One Life” event you won’t want to miss.

                    • One Life to Live
                    • Austin Williams
                    • Farah Fath
                    • John-Paul Lavosier
                    • Andrew Trischitta
                    • Bullying
                    • Associated Press

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