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GH Video Sneak Peek: Friday, May 20, 2011

GH Video Sneak Peek: Friday, May 20, 2011

( — Here’s a glimpse at tomorrow’s Port Charles drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Friday’s episode of “General Hospital,” courtesy of

Alexis gives Jason some food for thought. Carly and Jax remain at odds. And Lisa traps Robin in the basement.

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    Y&R Recap: Thursday, May 19, 2011

    Y&R Recap: Thursday, May 19, 2011

    ( — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Thursday, May 19, 2011.


    Colin and Jill had dinner at Gloworm together, and he made mention that she needed to be there for Katherine at the hospital. Jill initially balked at going but when Colin pointed out that she not too long lost her son, she soon changed her mind. They were set to go to the hospital when Neil arrived. Jill told Colin that he should share what he saw regarding Lily. He didn't want to do so but when Jill pushed him, he took Neil aside and told him that he had something to tell him. Meanwhile, at Lily's, she told Cane that she believed he needed to leave, fearing that since the twins are able to see him, others who visit could start questioning their behavior as Colin did with hers earlier. Instead of leaving, though, Cane instead pulled Lily into a kiss.

    Katherine was pleased that Tucker seemed to be breathing on his own, but the doctor told her things are still touch and go and time would only tell if his health would improve. In another area of the hospital, Det. Mauro is headed for Abby's room, only to be disappointed that she isn't there for questioning. When she tried to get more questions out of Ashley, she backed off when Ashley told her that if she kept harassing her further, she'd have no other option but to call an attorney. When Detective Mauro left the room, Abby soon after was wheeled in; she started to question what her mother told her regarding the accident and told her that she remembered being the one that was driving; not Ashley. Ashley, however, continued the lie and told her daughter that she wouldn't remember what happened due to being passed out drunk.

    Colin told Neil that he believed that Lily was having a conversation with someone that was obviously not there. Neil quickly brushed it away by telling him that he at times would find himself talking to Dru and even pointed out that Jill may have done the same from time to time with John. As they continued talking, Jill received a call from the hospital about Tucker and she quickly left. Leaving Colin with Neil, he told Neil that he simply cares for Lily and didn't want to see anything happen to her. Neil shot back that he barely knew his daughter. While the two men went back and forth about the condition of Lily, Lily, back at her apartment, was getting hot and heavy on the couch with her supposedly dead husband.

    Katherine went to the chapel to pray, unaware that Tucker had another relapse. When she returned and discovered that Tucker was gone, Jill walked in at that moment to comfort her. The doctor came out to tell him that Tucker was rushed to emergency surgery due to more bleeding. He further explained that while they do have him intubated, they eventually will have to have it removed. Katherine is crushed.

    Ashley informed Abby that a detective may want to question her about the car accident but told her that she didn't need to talk to her, since she wouldn't remember anything. A doctor showed up to check on her and told her that she would be set to go home soon. Abby apologized for being the one to tell her mother the truth about Tucker, but Ashley told her that it didn't matter. Jill soon interrupted and gave Ashley the status of Tucker's condition. Ashley rushed out of the room to go check on him, leaving Abby alone.

    In the midst of passion, Lily pulled away from Cane, still unsure on whether if he is real or if she's truly imagining everything that is going on between them. He told her that he'd do whatever she wanted as long as he could be there with her. As they were talking, Neil, concerned with Lily after his conversation with Colin, stops by. When she turned around to answer the door, she noticed that Cane had disappeared, making her believe that she could have been imagining things after all.

    Kevin and Chloe resorted to using a Ouija board to contact Jana. They start 'spelling' out words until they spell out the word good-bye. They both believe that her spirit has moved on.

    Katherine took Ashley aside and consoled her, telling her that despite what happened to her son, she knows that Tucker deeply loves her. The two of them embraced. Meanwhile, Abby, who took her turn praying in the chapel, openly admitted out loud that she was to blame for causing the disaster with Tucker. As she finished confessing, Det. Mauro arrived and told Abby she had some questions for her. When Mauro asked her about the accident, Abby told her that she didn't remember much, since she was passed out. When the detective mentioned the argument she had with Ashley, Abby slowly started to remember parts of the accident. Before she is able to get more out of Abby, Ashley returned and stopped all questioning. Detective Mauro left and so did Abby, who went to Tucker's room. Seeing his condition, the younger Abbott broke down.

    As Neil worried about Lily, Colin, who was at the park, talked to the fake Cane, telling him that once he's gotten Lily over the edge, he'd be more than happy to take the twins back home with him and raise them as his own.

    On the Next The Young and the Restless…

    • Abby defends her mother to Det. Mauro
    • Sofia and Katherine fight over Tucker
    • Victor learns of Adam's new roommate
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      AMC Recap: Thursday, May 19, 2011

      ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 19, 2011.


      Caleb and JR appear to be bonding as they care for Asher who has a spinal cord injury. Caleb agrees to let Asher stay at Wildwind and realizes that JR genuinely cares for his son. Asher tells Colby he forgives her after she says she wants to be his friend during his time of need, just the way he was there for her.

      Maya accompanies Colby to the hospital and when she bumps into Opal, Opal privately tells her that Caleb once gave Asher up for adoption but life sometimes comes back to surprise you. Maya’s clearly shaken. Maya tells Frankie she is sure she made the right decision with her baby and is happy she has a great doctor.

      Scott helps Madison see her baby and she and Ryan share a moment as they both touch her. Greenlee agrees to give Scott a loan so he and Madison can move somewhere better. She even offers some hospital equipment as they are both worried about the baby. Madison tells Ryan she wants to name their daughter Sara and have her take Ryan’s last name. Greenlee tries to apologize to Madison as she stalls her from learning about the emergency that is taking place right now. Madison claims right now the only thing that matters is her baby. Frankie confirms to Ryan that the hospital emergency had to do with his daughter.

      Jane talks her way out of the close call with Jackson. Her behavior later perturbs Jackson and Greenlee. Caleb catches Jane off guard. Opal spies her gal pal flirting with Caleb. Jane and Opal have a feisty confrontation.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Ricky gets a bit annoyed with Kendall.
      • Griffin finds footage proving Ricky had a close relationship with Diana.
      • Ryan, Madison, Greenlee and Scott deal with a loss.


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        OLTL Recap: Thursday, May 19, 2011

        OLTL Recap: Thursday, May 19, 2011

        ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 19, 2011.


        Nate overhears Destiny admitting to Danielle (who has pieced it together herself) that Matthew killed Eddie Ford. Nate storms off, leaving Danielle and Destiny none the wiser that he was ever there, much less a witness to their conversation. Elsewhere, Matthew decides that he must turn himself in for the crime, especially now that Blanca appears to be on the verge of announcing it during her show. Nora won’t stand for this and begs Bo to step in. Bo and Nora leave to try to prevent Blanca from going public.

        Nate arrives after their exit and confronts Matthew. Matthew confesses that he killed Eddie but elaborates on the circumstances. Nate rips into Matthew for allowing him to take the fall.

        At the hospital, Blanca asks Clint for a comment on her exclusive: That Matthew killed Eddie Ford, and Bo and Nora covered it up. Clint won’t stand for this and makes a deal with Blanca.

        Rick learns about the reward Clint is offering for information leading to the safe return of Liam. Meanwhile, Wes is reuniting with Marty, who realizes Jessica’s break from reality has worsened. At the hospital, John is dismayed to learn of Clint’s offer of a reward, fearing that it will distract from his search for Marty.

        Brody gives Viki and Natalie the news that they found Marty’s psychiatrist dead, likely at Marty’s hands. The trio piece together Natalie’s movements leading up to her arrival at the Angel Square Hotel and theorize that the tape of Marty’s therapy session (previously in Natalie’s hands but now mysteriously missing) may have played a role in her confrontation with her enemy. None has any idea of what is on the tape, which we see is still lying around Angel Square, itching to be found.

        Rick crosses with John at the hospital and offers to give up his information on Marty’s whereabouts, but only in exchange for Clint’s reward money. Rick has picked the wrong cop to screw around with and eventually capitulates to John. John and Brody race off in search of Marty and Liam.

        Destiny begs Danielle not to divulge what she’s learned about Matthew. Danielle points out that Destiny’s request may be moot, as Blanca appears verged to broadcast Matthew’s guilt herself. Nate – having knocked Matthew flat – warns him to turn himself in, or else. Bo and Nora burst in on Blanca’s live interview with Clint, and are stunned to hear him claim responsibility for Eddie’s murder.

        Thanks to Marty, Wes appears to be turning into Jess. Viki and Natalie keep vigil for Liam.

        On the Next One Life to Live…

        • Tess regains control of the situation.
        • Bo and Nora overhear Clint’s confession.
        • Joey comes to a decision about Aubrey.
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          GH Recap: Thursday, May 19, 2011

          ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 19, 2011.


          Kristina unloads on Lisa for tricking her into taking an addictive drug, but Lisa feigns innocence. Ethan vows to help Kristina recover. Lisa betrays just how far gone she is to Johnny, who decides to warn Patrick. Meanwhile, Robin returns home as Lisa sabotages the Drake heater. Robin hears a noise in the basement and goes to investigate.

          Jax and Carly argue over Josslyn’s safety in the hands of Carly and the mob. Jax provides evidence that Shawn is not safe, shaking Carly.

          Jason refuses to put Luke out of his misery. Despite Carly’s comforts, Luke’s bitter words about Jake have left a mark on Jason. Alexis shows up with a care package for Sam, and talk turns to Jake’s death and parenthood. Alexis hopes Sam and Jason will decide not to have a child.

          On the Next General Hospital…

          • Lisa locks Robin in the basement with a leaking gas heater.
          • Sonny and Brenda have a heart to heart about the risks of being with him.
          • Brenda thanks Carly for saving her son.


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            Ratings: GH/B&B Hit New Lows in Women 18-49 Viewers


            NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.

            ( — Ratings Report for the Week of May 9-13, 2011

            Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

            (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

            Total Viewers
            1. Y&R 4,630,000 (+87,000/-483,000)
            2. B&B 2,790,000 (-33,000/-397,000)
            3. OLTL 2,582,000 (+84,000/+166,000)
            4. DAYS 2,489,000 (+250,000/+45,000)
            5. GH 2,371,000 (-8,000/-327,000)
            6. AMC 2,299,000 (-36,000/-201,000)

            1. Y&R 3.3/12 (same/-.4)
            2. B&B 2.0/7 (same/-.3) <—- ties low (2nd straight week)
            3. DAYS 1.9/7 (+.2/+.1)
            3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
            5. GH 1.8/6 (same/-.1)
            6. AMC 1.7/6 (-.1/-.2) <—- ties low

            Women 18-49 Viewers
            1. Y&R 882,000 (-54,000/-314,000)
            2. DAYS 689,000 (+38,000/+64,000)
            3. OLTL 656,000 (+57,000/-68,000)
            4. GH 642,000 (-19,000/-282,000) <—- new low *
            5. B&B 499,000 (-35,000/-189,000) <—- new low **
            6. AMC 496,000 (+13,000/-155,000)

            * Previous GH low: 661,000 (May 2-6, 2011)
            ** Previous B&B low: 503,000 (April 3-8, 2011)

            Women 18-49 Rating
            1. Y&R 1.3/9 (-.1/-.5) <—- ties low
            2. DAYS 1.0/7 (same/+.1)
            2. OLTL 1.0/7 (+.1/-.1)
            2. GH 1.0/6 (same/-.4) <—- ties low (3rd straight week)
            5. B&B 0.8/5 (same/-.2) <—- ties low (2nd straight week)
            5. AMC 0.8/5 (+.1/-.2)

            Girls 12-17 Viewers
            1. OLTL 35,000 (+10,000/+10,000)
            2. Y&R 30,000 (same/+15,000)
            3. AMC 20,000 (+18,000/+5,000)
            4. GH 18,000 (+5,000/-15,000)
            5. DAYS 10,000 (-12,000/+5,000)
            6. B&B 6,000 (-10,000/-13,000)

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

            Men 18+ Viewers
            1. Y&R 1,082,000 (+12,000/-33,000)
            2. B&B 578,000 (-81,000/-118,000)
            3. DAYS 562,000 (+43,000/+37,000)
            4. OLTL 477,000 (+4,000/+56,000)
            5. GH 416,000 (+14,000/-107,000)
            6. AMC 409,000 (-41,000/-64,000)


            Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

            Monday: 1.7/2,305,000
            Tuesday: 1.7/2,284,000
            Wednesday: 1.8/2,339,000
            Thursday: 1.7/2,225,000
            Friday: 1.7/2,340,000

            Monday: 2.1/2,787,000
            Tuesday: 2.2/3,070,000
            Wednesday: 1.9/2,569,000
            Thursday: 2.1/2,835,000
            Friday: 1.9/2,687,000

            Monday: 1.8/2,357,000
            Tuesday: 1.8/2,367,000
            Wednesday: 1.9/2,528,000
            Thursday: 2.0/2,663,000
            Friday: 1.9/2,527,000

            Monday: 1.7/2,221,000
            Tuesday: 1.9/2,495,000
            Wednesday: 1.9/2,543,000
            Thursday: 1.7/2,246,000
            Friday: 1.7/2,350,000

            Monday: 1.8/2,442,000
            Tuesday: 1.8/2,429,000
            Wednesday: 2.0/2,631,000
            Thursday: 1.9/2,631,000
            Friday: 1.9/2,779,000

            Monday: 3.3/4,399,000
            Tuesday: 3.3/4,664,000
            Wednesday: 3.4/4,788,000
            Thursday: 3.4/4,688,000
            Friday: 3.3/4,613,000


            For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through May 15, 2011

            1. Y&R 3.6
            2. B&B 2.2
            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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            • Days of our Lives

              'Days of our Lives' Executive Producer Ken Corday Releases Statement on New Writers

              ( — "Days of our Lives" Executive Producer Ken Corday has just released an official statement confirming our earlier reports that Dena Higley is out as Head Writer and Marlene Clark Poulter (aka: Marlene McPherson) and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. are in as Co-Head Writers. According to Corday the change in writing regimes is "effective immediately."

              "McPherson and Thomas will bring 'Days of our Lives' back to its core values by telling exciting stories with a fresh and contemporary approach including beloved characters," Corday said.

              "Days of our Lives" tapes approximately two months in advance, so any writing changes will not hit the screen until late summer/early Fall.

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                BREAKING NEWS: Marlene McPherson & Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. Named New Head Writers

                ( — UPDATE 2:59 PM ET: Sources have confirmed our earlier report that NBC’s “Days of our Lives” has fired Dena Higley as its head writer. Soap Opera Network has learned the series has hired Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. as its new Co-Head Writers. The duo had previously worked at NBC’s “Passions” as Associate Head Writer’s under James E. Reilly from the soaps debut season through its end in August 2008.

                Both McPherson and Thomas had worked at “DAYS” as Associate Head Writers. McPherson from 1993 to 1999 and Thomas from 1998 to 1999. McPherson won a Writer’s Guild of America Award for her work at “DAYS.”

                PREVIOUS 2:08 PM ET: BREAKING NEWS! SON Exclusive! Soap Opera Network can confirm that Marlene McPherson & Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. have been named new Head Writers for “Days of our Lives.”   Stay tuned to SON as more details become available.




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                  BREAKING NEWS: 'DAYS' Fires Dena Higley

                  ( — UPDATE 12:59 PM ET: Sources have confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Dena Higley has been let go as Head Writer of NBC’s “Days of our Lives.” Higley joined the writing team of ‘DAYS’ in 1985 as an Associate Head Writer.  Higley was then promoted to Head Writer, her material lasting from March 7, 2003 – August 8, 2003.  In September 2003 she became a script writer until her departure in November 2004. She left “DAYS” in 2004 to become Head Writer of “One Life to Live.” Her first episode aired in December of that year. She remained at “One Life” until September 2007.

                  After the WGA Writer’s strike, Higley returned to “Days of our Lives” in April 2008 and was named Head Writer.

                  PREVIOUS 12:19 PM ET: Exclusive! Soap Opera Network has learned “Days of our Lives” has fired Head Writer Dena Higley.

                  Stay tuned to SON as more details become available.

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                    AMC Alerts: Week of May 23 Edition

                    ( — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of May 23, 2011.

                    ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTS

                    • Monday: Kendall learns that Ricky killed Diane. Ricky wants to marry Kendall immediately. Jake’s upset when Amanda tells him she stopped taking her birth control and might be pregnant.
                    • Tuesday: Ricky overhears Bianca telling Miranda to stay away from him. Cara misinterprets Tad’s intentions. Krystal senses something isn’t right with a loved one.
                    • Wednesday: Kendall injects Griffin with a syringe. Bianca has flashbacks of her rape. Ryan turns to Greenlee for support in hard times.
                    • Thursday: Kendall threatens to use her gun against Ricky. Cara thinks Griffin is dead after seeing a news report about danger in Afghanistan. Jake discovers Amanda’s deception.
                    • Friday: Kendall’s showdown with Ricky continues. Bianca continues to have flashbacks of Michael Cambias. Jake and Cara become intimate. Will they sleep together?
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