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: Thursday, April 28, 2011

OLTL Recap: Thursday, April 28, 2011

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, April 28, 2011.


Despite Viki’s recovery, the appearance of her alters leads the judge to deny her bid for custody of Ryder. Tess and Ford’s celebration is brief, however, when the judge finds them unfit parents and intends to place their son in foster care. To everyone’s surprise, Aubrey convinces the judge to let her and Joey take temporary custody of the baby.

Kelly prepares dinner for John, only to learn that John is cancelling their date to have dinner with Marty. He explains that it’s a fact-finding mission during which he hopes to determine Marty’s real mental state and to learn what she meant by her threats against Kelly and her cryptic comments about her role in his breakup with Natalie. Before John leaves for his date with Marty, Kelly gives him the encrypted document she found hidden in Todd’s office. Marty happily awaits John’s arrival for dinner and is visited by troubled Dr. Buhari, who urges her to tell John he’s Liam’s father. Marty refuses and at John walks in on an argument that has him at its center.

Rex admits to Gigi that he was, in fact, behind Jack’s beating. Gigi confesses to her own crime, having taken the tape of Shane’s private psychiatric session from Buhari’s receptionist’s desk. Gigi and Rex prepare to listen to the tape, unaware that it isn’t Shane’s recording, but Marty’s, on which Marty confesses to having switched Liam’s paternity records.

Cutter and Aubrey continue to clash over her growing feelings for Joey. Dorian arrives to visit Clint and warns Cutter and Aubrey she’ll tell Joey the truth about their scam as soon as possible. After Aubrey leaves, Clint wakes up and talks to Dorian privately, blasting her for causing the severity of his condition by her refusal to get him help. Cutter overhears and at tells Dorian she’s going to keep his relationship with Aubrey to herself or the world will know she nearly killed Clint Buchanan.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • John probes Marty for information.
  • Deanna decides to remain in Llanview.
  • Shaun remains suspicious of Tomas.
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    GH Recap: Thursday, April 28, 2011

    GH Recap: Thursday, April 28, 2011

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, April 28, 2011.


    The Spencers, Nikolas, Sonny, Carly and Steve encircle Luke in a surprise intervention for his alcohol addiction. Through individual letters, flashbacks and loving pleas, they ask Luke to choose rehab or else live with the consequence of losing everyone in his life.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Sonny issues an ultimatum to Michael to stay away from Abby.
    • Lucian disappears.
    • Maxie question Jason and Sam’s timing on having a baby so soon after Jake’s death.


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      OLTL Alerts: Week of May 2 Edition

      OLTL Alerts: Week of May 2 Edition

      ( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of May 2, 2011.


      • Monday: Todd and Téa are reunited. Marty cozies up to John. Deanna confides in Starr and James.
      • Tuesday: Todd blames someone for shooting him. Dorian tries to get information from Cutter. Ford is ordered to give up his son.
      • Wednesday: Todd gets a cryptic phone call. Brody realizes Tess has gone on the run. Clint has grim news for Bo about his condition.
      • Thursday: Tess says “I do” once again. Matthew makes a confession to someone. Starr and James discuss Deanna.
      • Friday: Natalie may find out what Marty has done. Todd learns his son is a bully. The Mannings and Morascos have a tense encounter.
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        AMC Alerts: Week of May 2 Edition

        AMC Alerts: Week of May 2 Edition

        ( — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of May 2, 2011.


        • Monday: Madison faces Greenlee’s ire following another situation with Emma. Ryan asks Greenlee to remarry him. Scott’s upset when JR informs him that he plans on tearing down Stuart’s gatehouse.
        • Tuesday: Greenlee contemplates telling Ryan the truth. David taunts Greenlee about Ryan. Ryan puts the pieces together. Jesse continues to struggle with the memories of his dead baby.
        • Wednesday: Erica fakes passing out. Opal tells Krystal to back off Jackson. Angie warns Amanda against getting pregnant without Jake being on board.
        • Thursday: Scott and Madison make love. Krystal comes to Jackson and Bianca’s defense when they are bombarded by a reporter. Erica’s captor sticks her with the needle.
        • Friday: Madison tells Greenlee she did not rat her out to Ryan. Jack and Bianca have a near encounter with Erica’s captor. Kendall tries to gather information from Ricky’s computer.
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          GH Alerts: Week of May 2 Edition

          GH Alerts: Week of May 2 Edition

          ( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of May 2, 2011.


          • Monday: Brenda unravels with Lucian’s disappearance, accusing Sonny of not giving a damn about her son. Jason breaks into Johnny’s penthouse only to discover a suspicious woman in the doorway. Jason asks Sam what she wants to do about the fertility procedure.
          • Tuesday: The identity of Lucian is revealed. Jax threatens to take Carly to court to win custody of Josslyn. Jason and Abby have a heart to heart about Michael.
          • Wednesday: Luke seeks legal representation from Alexis to regain his life. Elizabeth returns to work, only to be haunted by visions of Jake. Siobhan takes Lucky to a romantic cabin in an attempt to distract him.
          • Thursday: Luke invites Ethan to a drink. What will he do? Elizabeth decides to tell Lucky the truth about Aiden. Sam goes to General Hospital for the procedure.
          • Friday: Luke confides in Ethan about his own alcoholic father. Jason and Elizabeth comfort each other in their grief over Jake. Elizabeth rushes to the justice of the peace with Aiden’s paternity. Will she stop Lucky and Siobhan’s wedding?
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            Erika Slezak Finally Gets 'Bumped' by 'One Life'

            ( — “One Life to Live” fans received a pleasant, yet unexpected surprise in the midst of Erika Slezak‘s (Viki) special episode Wednesday celebrating the six-time Daytime Emmy winner’s 40th anniversary with the recently canceled ABC soap. After months of the same dozen or so mid and end show “bumpers” for other cast members being regurgitated and airing repeatedly in episode after episode, “One Life’s” longest-running cast member finally gets her due.  The show unveiled Viki’s new bumper today, airing it not once, but twice. With a voice over from Slezak reminding viewers that “OLTL” “will continue in a moment” and to “stay tuned for scenes” from the tomorrow’s episode, numerous images of her four decades in Llanview filled the screen, while a few familiar notes reminiscent of “One Life’s” 1995-2004 opening theme could be heard in the background.

            Slezak joined “One Life to Live” on March 17, 1971, becoming the third actress to portray Victoria Lord, taking over role from Joanne Dorian. Gillian Spencer originated the role when “OLTL” debuted in 1968, only to leave the show in 1970.

            Check out the the Slezak/Viki bumper below, courtesy of the OLTLViewersChannel on Youtube.

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              Y&R Recap: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

              Y&R Recap: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

              ( — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

              IT HAPPENED TODAY…

              Billy, Victoria and Chloe arrive at the church to find Katherine and Murphy with Delia and Lucy. They are thankful that they have kept them safe and soon begin to wonder where Jana has gone. They all find out from Delia that Kevin was with Jana. Billy instantly assumes that Kevin and Jana must be working together in the kidnapping. Chloe defends him telling him that Kevin most likely is a victim, not a kidnapper.

              Jana takes Kevin back to the abandoned school house. When he tries to talk to her about turning herself in, she tells him that they aren't going anywhere. A spiraling Jana tells Kevin she's not letting him go; he will be with her until she convinces him that he loves her. Trying again to reason with her, he comes close but Jana freaks, telling him that he's only lying to her again.

              Phyllis, Michael and Lauren are all talking about Jana's kidnapping. Lauren quips that she wished she had been done with Jana when she had the chance. The topic soon turns to Daniel and why Michael still believes that he's lying to them about Daisy. Phyllis points out that she thinks about where her granddaughter is. Lauren says that the minute the baby is found it would only bring Daisy back too. Phyllis points out that if the tables were turned, Lauren would do the same thing if Scotty were in Daniel's shoes. Michael, getting a phone cal from Chloe regarding a missing Kevin, departs and heads off, leaving the two friends to continue their disagreement.

              At home, Billy and Victoria continue to watch over Lucy. Knowing that he has to tell her the truth, Billy does so by telling her about his buying Lucy from Primrose. Victoria doesn't believe him at first, until he tells her that he knows who the parents are. Victoria's heartbroken and furious that Billy would buy a baby. She quickly thinks that Daniel will want to get the baby back. Despite his reassurance, Billy's words falls on deaf ears.

              At the Athletic Club, Daniel and Abby are talking about the fact that he kept the truth about being Lucy's father a secret. He explains that he knew that Victoria and Billy were good parents for her and that by keeping silent, it would keep Daisy away. Abby is understanding, that is until Lily shows up asking about Lucy. She realizes that Daniel shared the truth with Lily. Abby lights into him for trusting his ex-wife and not her. Before they can get into it, Billy calls, asking Daniel to come to the house to assure Victoria that he will not take the baby from them. When he leaves, Lily tries to calm Abby, but a bitter Abby snaps at her.

              At the Chancellor home, everyone is overjoyed that the children are safe. Michael arrives and Chloe tells him that she believes that Jana has Kevin. Jill pipes up wondering why Kevin would be involved with Jana, but everyone else agrees with Chloe that Kevin is not responsible for Jana kidnapping the children. Michael assures her that he'll find out what's going on. Chance promises to do the same thing.

              Jana tells Kevin that they need to have supplies if they are going to be 'living' at the school for a bit. A frustrated and scared Kevin tells her that he does want to be with her, but she doesn't believe him. Using Kevin's one weakness and fear, Jana demands that he go inside of the closet. When he tries to talk her out of putting him in there, she points the gun and tells him she'll kill him, even though she doesn't want to. Without any other choice, Kevin goes into the closet and she locks the door.

              Daniel goes to Billy and Victoria. Alone with Victoria, he promises her that he will not seek to take Lucy away from them. Victoria doesn't believe him and says he could change his mind. He points out that he never wanted to be a father and that he told himself that even if he saw the baby, his mind wouldn't change. Daniel says he still stands by that. Seeing that she's still not sure of his word, he tells her that if he needs to draw up papers to make the baby theirs legally, he'll do it. Meanwhile, a heartbroken Abby goes to the church and pours her heart out to God; admitting that she's insecure to the fact that Lily is everything that she is not.

              Heather arrives at the Chancellor home and tells Michael that while doing some work into finding Kevin, she got a tip from someone else pointing out that the authorities are still looking into Kevin's past gambling dealings. Michael tells Heather that they are mistaken. Heather, however, isn't too sure.

              Phyllis heads over to Billy to check on how they are doing. When she walks in, she is surprised to see Daniel there, and immediately has questions.

              On the Next The Young and the Restless…

              • Victoria becomes unnerved when seeing Phyllis with Daniel.
              • Angelo wants to know if Michael is asking for his help finding Kevin.
              • Jana wants to take Kevin to another location.
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                Kaye In-Talks with

                (SoapOperaNetwork) — With “All My Children” scheduled to end production permanently in just a little over three months, news of the expected casting shake-ups at the soap are being revealed every day. Forty-eight hours after reports leaked that Cady McClain is in-talks to return as Dixie Cooney, the love of Tad Martin’s (Michael E. Knight) life, comes the report that Thorsten Kaye is also in-talks to return as Zach Slater, the love of Kendall Hart’s (Alicia Minshew) life. Just as many fans speculated after the April 14 cancellation announcement preceding the Easter break, both returns are suspected to be a sure thing.

                Kaye first aired in the role of casino owner Zach Slater on May 20, 2004. He last aired on contract five and a half years later on December 29, 2009. The four-time Daytime Emmy nominee, twice for his role on “AMC,” has returned for several short stints on the soap since that departure. In 2010, the actor totaled 22 episodes – appearing from January 5 – 6, April 13 – 16, August 16 – 26 and from October 22 – November 16. Before joining “AMC, Kaye played Patrick Thornhart on “One Life to Live” from October 1995 – September 1997 and Ian Thornhart on “Port Charles” from May 2000 until its last episode in October 2003.

                Whether the deceased Mr. Slater will return in the flesh or in the spirit remains to be seen. Ditto for the deceased Ms. Cooney, who is no stranger to returning from the dead. Stay with Soap Opera Network for more information on these expected returns and other suspected returns, as the casting world turns for “AMC” in the next days, weeks and months.

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                  Air-Date Set for Lorraine Broderick's Return to the Top at 'AMC'

                  ( — Following much speculation on the topic, a spokesperson for “All My Children” has revealed that Lorraine Broderick’s first official script as Head Writer will air on Monday, June 27. “AMC” and “One Life to Live” creator Agnes Nixon will assist Broderick in scripting the shows final months. Broderick’s promotion to the position was announced on April 2. The 41-year old serial drama is scheduled to air its final episode before the 2011-2012 television season officially debuts in September. Production is expected to cease in early August.

                  As previously reported, this will mark Broderick’s fourth stint as “AMC’s” top scribe. She was a member of the “AMC” writing team from 1979 to 1991; she served as an Associate Head Writer of the show from 1981 to 1986 and from 1989 to 1991. From 1986 to 1989, Broderick served in the positions of Co-Head Writer and sole Head Writer at the ABC soap. Broderick left “AMC” for a successful Co-Head Writing stint on CBS’ “Guiding Light” in 1991. In October 1995, Broderick returned to “AMC” in the position of Head Writer. Despite three consecutive Emmy wins for Outstanding Writing in a Daytime Drama Series, Broderick was fired in December of 1997 after a long period of then record low ratings. The popular writer quietly returned to handle the ship in the wake of Charles Pratt, Jr.’s firing in November 2009. Broderick was the unofficial top name in the writing credits for the soap from February 8 to May 11, 2010. Since handing over the reigns to Donna Swajeski and David Kreizman, Broderick has remained on the writing staff as an Associate Head Writer.

                  Like in all transitions of this type, in preparing the canvas for the new Head Writer’s stories, look for writing tweaks from Broderick to Swajeski & Kreizman’s work to begin appearing on-screen in the weeks just prior to June 27.

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                  • Agnes Nixon
                  • David Kreizman
                  • Donna Swajeski
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                    AMC Recap: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

                    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

                    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                    Marissa agrees to the double date for Bianca’s sake, believing her friend needs the distraction. After lunch JR’s called away on business leaving the girls to hang out. Alone for a moment with Bianca, Louise points out that maybe the date was a mistake because it’s clear she has feelings for someone else. Affected by her feelings for Marissa, Bianca decides to back out of going to the play.

                    Seeing how upset he is over Erica’s disappearance, Krystal offers to spend some time with Jack in the hopes she can distract him. Erica tries to grab hold of the disembodied voice but is unsuccessful. When her captor serves her something to eat she recognizes it’s from Krystal’s but when she asks if the person is Krystal she gets no response. Upon Asher’s questioning, Caleb says nothing happened between him and Erica and he shuts down. He later apologizes to Asher for not opening up and Asher admits he wants to help his father out.

                    Maya admits to Colby that she’s a big fan of her and her blogs but remains vague with information about herself. Caleb wants to give Colby equipment for her blogs which would support Corlandt Electronics but Asher isn’t so sure it’s a good idea to go over to the Chandler mansion. Caleb winds up getting into an argument with JR when he comes home and Asher gets in the middle and defends his father. He won’t remove the equipment because it’s Colby’s decision.

                    On the Next All My Children…

                    • Kendall tells Cara and Tad that Griffin has gone off to Afghanistan with rengade doctors.
                    • After seeing an old interview with Erica discussing her many marriages, Jackson becomes frustrated.
                    • Erica hits a brick wall.


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