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 Alerts: Week of May 23 Edition

OLTL Alerts: Week of May 23 Edition

( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of May 23, 2011.


  • Monday: Bo and Nora are suspicious of Tomas. Matthew passes out. Joey confronts Aubrey.
  • Tuesday: Viki asks Clint about Eddie’s murder. Bo and Nora are concerned about Matthew. Téa is caught off guard when Todd suggests Tomas live with them.
  • Wednesday: Brody questions Todd. Cutter tries to cut a deal with Clint and Viki. James plans a romantic evening for Starr.
  • Thursday: Marty needs Todd’s help. Brody tells John he’s sorry. Roxy tries to help find Liam by hiring a psychic.
  • Friday: Nate confides in Deanna. Rama tells Vimal the truth. Starr and James proclaim their feelings for one another.
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    GH Alerts: Week of May 23 Edition

    ( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of May 23, 2011.


    • Monday: Robin and Patrick have a trick of their sleeves. Anthony plots to use Brenda and her son as a way to weaken Sonny. Michael finds himself staring down the barrel of Anthony’s shotgun.
    • Tuesday: Luke confides in Sonny his fear that he is becoming his father. Elizabeth is distracted by a vision of Jake and makes a potentially fatal mistake. Ethan comforts Kristina as she suffers through symptoms of withdrawal.
    • Wednesday: Sonny flips out about Kristina’s crush on Ethan. Siobhan and Maxie admit to each other that they know Aiden’s paternity. Maxie treats Matt to a night out.
    • Thursday: Lulu quits Crimson and decides to run the Haunted Star. Lulu worries that when her dad returns from rehab, he will no longer be the Luke Spencer she knew. Sam learns whether she can carry a baby to term.
    • Friday: Anthony encourages Abby to work for him. Elizabeth counsels a mother whose son was hit by a car and brought into General Hospital. Elizabeth breaks down from another vision of Jake.
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      Robin Strasser Set to Leave 'One Life to Live' in Show's Final Months

      ( — Say it isn’t so! After playing Dorian Cramer Lord on “One Life to Live” on and off for the past thirty years, Robin Strasser is once again leaving Llanview. The actress broke the news on Twitter earlier today, saying that a medical issue would prevent her staying with the show, which was cancelled last month by ABC, until it wraps up production in mid-November. The final episode of “One Life to Live” is expected to air on January 20, 2012.

      According to Strasser, “I’ll have to leave ‘OLTL’ sooner than the cancellation date, for compelling health reasons. Unable 2 meet high standards I owe our great show.BUMMER! Darn right. WISDOM indicates a GRACE-full exit, before I fall on my bum. Always leave ‘em laughin”. With Tuc [Watkins] and luck, hope I will!”

      The 66-year-old actress, who is also currently the oldest contract cast member on “One Life,” commented recently that she suffers from back problems, tweeting last week that she “May have to have another back surgery. 2004, 2 discs were operated on, the pain got worse. I know it’s worked for many-but DQD is daunted.”

      Strasser’s long-time co-star Erika Slezak (Viki) also recently underwent back surgery, taking a brief hiatus from the show early last year.

      In related news, Strasser also revealed that Tuc Watkins (David Vickers Buchanan) would once again be returning to the show in the near future (imagine that), saying “GREAT Tuc Watkins back in Llanview. Dorian diminished when he’s not doing David. Joked I wuz the Widow Watkins but wuzn’t feelin’ the funny.”

      She also reveals that she will be “Working with Kim Zimmer [Echo] at 7:30am 2moro [Wednesday]! She’s black belt/kick butt/fantastic! Gotta study and catch zzzz’s,” and that she taped scenes on Tuesday of this week as well.

      A final airdate for Strasser is not known at this time, however, given that the show currently tapes about two months in advance, she will likely continue to appear onscreen into at least the first part of summer. And, judging by her comments, David appears to be returning to help usher Dorian out of Llanview.

      Strasser took over the role of Dorian in 1979. After leaving “OLTL” in 1987, only to return again from 1993-2000, and from 2003-present. She also appeared in several other soaps including “Another World,” “All My Children,” and “Passions,” along with guest starring in numerous television shows.

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        Y&R Recap: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

        Y&R Recap: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

        ( — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 18, 2011.


        A frustrated Billy talked to Rafe about the latest regarding Lucy. He said that things hit an ugly snag at the hospital chapel and that Phyllis was acting as if she, not Daniel, was the only one with a say about who Lucy should be with. Rafe told him that they would simply have to wait it out until they are told on what else can be done, but that maybe he and Chloe could come to some agreement regarding Delia. Billy took up that advice. As Rafe was leaving, Adam was arriving, making a beeline for Billy. He wanted Billy to write up an article to state that Sharon didn't commit suicide. Billy agreed, but pointed out that he wasn't doing it just to make Adam happy; he was doing it primarily and only for Sharon and her family.

        Diane begged Victor to let her stay and come through on his promise to take care of her and her son. Not caring about her one bit, Victor told her that she could either gather her things and leave or be tossed out. Angry at the way she was being treated, Diane said she was going to call a lawyer but Victor told her she'd be wasting her time. She tossed in how he would be treating Kyle with kicking them out, but Victor, having some compassion, said that her son could stay but she'd have to leave. Without any other option, Diane started to pack up her stuff.

        Sharon continued to enjoy her time on the farm and helped Sam when brought in a dog that was seemed to have run off. She and Piper, who returned to get Fanny, started to wash the lost dog. The two started to bond while Sam went to see if anyone may have lost the dog. Sure enough, a young girl comes to the farm to collect her pet, while Piper, asked if she could take Fanny home with her. Sam asked her if she were able to care of her; she said she could and Sharon watched as Piper took her little lamb back home.

        After his conversation with Billy, Adam spotted an upset Diane on her cell phone getting an earful from Jack. After getting him to agree to keep Kyle for a bit, she turned and asked Adam what he wanted. Taking full advantage of the situation that she was in regarding Victor, Adam told her that he'd help anyone that was done wrong by his father. Diane told Adam she had no place to stay and he offered to let her stay with him. When they arrived at the house, Diane offered up thanks and a bit of empathy regarding his feelings of losing Sharon. Adam wasted no time in telling Diane that he'd might some time soon need a favor of her; obviously clear that he planned on using her to get back at Victor.

        Michael arrived at Crimson Lights to tell Chloe and Kevin that after the police looked at all of the evidence and the medical examiner's findings, they are in the clear of any criminal charges. When Kevin called the medical examiner to discuss making funeral arrangements, he and Chloe learned that the body was taken by a possible relative.

        Lily was stunned to once again see Cane in her home. She asked if he could talk to anyone else. He told her that she was the only one that could talk to him. While she was talking to him, Colin, who came with gifts for the twins, spotted her through her window animately talking to herself. When he showed up and asked her who he was talking to, she lied and said that she was just praying. As Cane stood right across from him, Lily started to believe that she was the only person that could see him. After Colin left, Cane confirmed to her that nobody but her can see him. As they played with the twins, Lily was surprised to see that the babies were looking directly at Cane.

        Billy arrived at Crimson Lights to talk to Chloe about coming to some form of an agreement about Delia. Unfortunately, it doesn't happen when their conversation about his poor judgement in hiring Jana and her poor judgement in staying with Kevin escalated into an argument. When Billy blasts her for having their daughter around a nutcase such as Kevin, she threw in his face the fact that he had no room to talk, as seeing that he bought a baby off the black market. Billy said he wasn't going to let her keep Delia around bad influences. Chloe told him that she was definitely going to go for full custody.

        Victor called Michael and asked him to make changes to the agreement that he made with Diane at the time that he and she were married. Michael asked if Victor was sure about making such changes; Victor stated that wasn't the only thing that he wanted him to take care of. He wanted Michael to see what legal actions he could find in getting Adam off of his property. After some careful research, Michael told Victor that he believed that he found a sure-fire way to eliminate Victor; Victor smiled saying that he couldn't wait to see the look on his troublemaking son's face.

        Colin returned back to see Jill and told him that he believed that something was seriously wrong with Lily. Jill at first thinks that she is merely having a hard time still having Cane gone; even admitting that they both know she 'talks' to Cane from time to time. Colin, however, believed that Lily was on the deep end and started to question who would care for the twins if anything were to happen to her.

        On the Next The Young and the Restless…

        • Neil gives Colin a warning when it comes to Lily
        • Abby tells Ashley she knows that she was behind the wheel
        • Katherine discovers Tucker isn't in his room
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          Thom Christopher Brings 'The Hawk' to 'Trek Expo'

          ( — Nearly a decade before he first stepped foot in Llanview as the the villainous Carlo Hesser, Thom Christopher played a role that was ahead of its time — literally. In 1981, the soap vet originated the role of the half-man, half-bird warrior known as The Hawk in the sci-fi series “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.”  Next month, he will reunite with his former “Buck Rogers” co-stars Gil Gerald and Erin Gray at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s 2011 ‘Trek Fest,’ billed as “The Southwest’s Premiere Sci-Fi Event.” Also in attendance at the event will stars from the various “Star Trek” incarnations, along with other current and past science fiction television show and movie actors.

          The actor tells Broadway World that “Gil (Gerard), Erin (Gray) and all the cast members were so considerate and generous with this character — a new actor on their show wearing Black spandex, knee high boots, a black breast plate, a Taser Gun and the glorious feathered dome of white and black feathers! I have done dozens of personal appearances since the 1980s to the most supportive and amazing fans of Hawk. For a series that ran only 37 episodes, the fan devotion is just incredible. Even during my soap opera fan encounters (appearing on ‘One Life to Live,’ ‘Loving,’ ‘Guiding Light’), fans always asked me about Hawk.”

          After “Buck Rogers,” Christopher portrayed Noel Douglas on “The Edge of Night” in 1974. From there he played Dante Partou / Joe Young on “Loving” (1993-1994) and Colonel Dax on “Guiding Light” (1999-2002). But it would be his portrayal of Carlo Hesser on “One Life to Live,” a role he created in 1990 and has played off and on in the three decades that have followed (most recently in 2008), that he is best remembered for among daytime fans.

          Tulsa’s 2011 ‘Trek Expo’ will be held on Friday through Sunday, June 24-26 at the John Q Hammons UMAC Arena, located at 6836 South Mingo Street. To order tickets, see a complete list of attendees, and for more information, visit the event’s official website, here.

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            AMC Video Sneak Peek: Thursday, May 19, 2011

            ( — Here’s a glimpse at tomorrow’s Pine Valley drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Thursday’s episode of “All My Children,” courtesy of

            Ryan and Grenlee discuss the baby with Emma. Scott stays with Madison at the hospital. And Asher realizes he has little movement in his legs.

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              OLTL Video Sneak Peek: Thursday, May 19, 2011

              ( — Here’s a glimpse at tomorrow’s Llanview drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Thursay’s episode of “One Life to Live,” courtesy of

              John briefs his officers in their search for Marty. Meanwhile, Marty goes on the run with Liam, only to encounter Wes. And Clint offers a $1 million reward for his grandson’s safe return.

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                ( — ABC’s “General Hospital” has announced that effective immediately Garin Wolf will replace outgoing Robert Guza Jr. as its head writer. The announcement was made by Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group.

                “Garin is a talented writer and storyteller who has been a part of the ‘General Hospital’ family for nearly 15 years,” said Frons. “His in-depth knowledge and adoration for the show’s legacy will help make a smooth transition and an immediate impact on story,” said Frons. “I’m sure he will succeed in taking ‘General Hospital’ to new heights as he develops characters and storylines that will engage and thrill our viewers.”

                According to ABC, Wolf has been part of the “General Hospital” writing team since 1997 for which he won two Daytime Emmy Awards. In addition to his time at the flagship ABC soap, Wolf had written for CBS’ “As The World Turns” and SOAPnet’s “General Hospital: Night Shift.” While he’s best known for his work on soaps, Wolf is also credited for his time at animated series “Batman” and “Tiny Toon Adventures.” He won a Writer’s Guild of America Award for his work on “GH.”

                GH Video Sneak Peek: Thursday, May 19, 2011

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

                Patrick suspects Lisa is behind his credit card problems. Kristina confronts Lisa. And Ethan tries to convince Johnny that Lisa is behind Kristina’s drug problem.

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                  Y&R Recap: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

                  Y&R Recap: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

                  ( — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

                  IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                  Sofia tried to call Tucker but was unable to get in contact with him. She, Malcolm and Phyllis shared lunch together, where they shared the good news of her pregnancy. Phyllis in turn shared that she was going to get Daniel's daughter back. Meanwhile, at the church, Victoria and Billy prayed that he bless them with the return of their daughter.

                  Ashley, still with Abby, tried her best to get her to wake up when Daniel arrived to pay her a visit. He told her that Tucker was soon to be brought back up to his room from recovery. Ashley decided to head there but asked Daniel to come get her if Abby happened to wake up. While Ashley made her way to see Tucker, Diane made her move on bad mouthing Ashley, implying to Detective Mauro that she saw everything, and that Ashley purposely hit him because she knew that they were having a romantic meeting at the cabin together.

                  Jack showed up in the waiting room and found Victor there. He made a comment on what was to happen to Tucker's businesses now that he was in grave danger. Victor told Jack to concerns elsewhere. As the two of them talked about Tucker, the doctor, who arrived to see Katherine and Ashley, told them that Tucker wasn't out of the woods, even though he made it through surgery. They are shocked to see that he's been placed on a ventilator.

                  While Daniel told Billy and Victoria he wished he had done things differently, Phyllis was boasting to Malcolm and Sofia that hopefully one day, her grand-daughter would be playing with their child one day. Their conversation was cut short when Katherine called to break the news to them about Tucker. A stunned Sofia told Katherine that she'd be there with his lawyer as soon as possible.

                  Jack entered Tucker's room to find Ashley crying. She informed him that Abby was right about Tucker, that on the night before the wedding, he lied about going to meet the guys for a bachelor party, only to instead, make plans to meet with Diane. Diane, however, continued to fill Detective Mauro's head with her 'thoughts' on Ashley. The detective, however, wanted to know why she was there to begin. As she shared her information with the detective, Jack shared Ashley's news with Victor. Both men minced no feelings on what they really thought of Diane and Victor headed out of the waiting room to find her. Instead, he found Detective Mauro interrogating Ashley and promptly interrupted her. When Det. Mauro threatened to have charges pressed for his interfering in her investigation, he tossed out a threat of his own: to take his complaint of her to her boss, who would take his word over hers.

                  Tucker's lawyer arrived at the hospital and announced that Tucker stated that he issued out a DNR if anything were to happen to him. Katherine demanded that they bypass that and give Tucker a chance to fight for his life. Shortly after, his lawyer also announced that he would be conducting a meeting with certain parties regarding who would be overseeing any of his businesses. He and Sofia left to discuss what Tucker's wishes were.

                  Jack caught Diane slinking around the hospital and called her out on trying to hook up with Tucker. Diane said she wasn't to blame for what happened but he thought otherwise. Victor showed up and told Jack about Diane going to the detective, telling her that Ashley intentionally tried to kill Tucker. A livid Jack walked out of the room so Victor could have his say with Diane. Victor snapped at her, telling her that she was nothing more than a tramp. She called him a hypocrite for his actions but he got the last word when he told Diane that he wanted her out of the house immediately.

                  Jack found Ashley in Abby's room and shared the news of what Diane told the detective. Just then, Murphy called Jack to tell him that the doctors were pulling the ventilator off of Tucker. The two of them were headed to go see him when Abby woke up. She slowly started to remember everything that happened that night. When she admitted that she hit Tucker, Ashley quickly corrected her and told her she was driving. Meanwhile in Tucker's room, the doctor prepared to remove the tube. Everyone waited on bated breath to see if Tucker would be able to take his first breath. Katherine is overjoyed when he is able to.

                  In the church, Daniel shared the results with Phyllis. She begged Daniel not to give custody to Billy and Victoria. They both walked in at that moment to hear everything. When Billy asked what Daniel was going to do now that he received the results, a fed up and frustrated Daniel said he was tired of the three of them and that he was going to get the documents to get custody of Lucy for himself; after that, he'd see what he'd want to do.

                  On the Next The Young and the Restless…

                  • Victor wants Diane off his land
                  • Billy and Chloe go at it over Delia; again.
                  • Cane appears to Lily; again.
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