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

GH Video Sneak Peek: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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

Patrick and Robin continue to get closer, while Lisa plots he revenge. Luke continues to drink and has a chat with Carly. And Maxie finds something in Matt’s pocket.


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    Y&R Recap: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    Y&R Recap: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    ( — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 10, 2011.


    Ashley and Tucker took a walk in the park. The conversation comes up about Abby and Ashley's feelings about her daughter not being welcomed to the wedding. She admitted that while it is hard not having her there, it was for the best. Meanwhile, a hungover Abby is at Jack's. She told him about her breakup with Daniel, to which Jack commented on being broken up with Phyllis. As they are talking, Billy came downstairs and they both offer their support to him.

    Daniel met Phyllis at Crimson Lights and discussed what Kevin's feeling are about Lucy being his niece. Daniel admitted that he hadn't talked to Kevin after what's happened to him and Chloe. He shared that he wondered what would happen to Lucy now that she's no longer with Billy and Victoria. Phyllis continued pressuring Daniel to take claim of his daughter.

    Victor and Nikki are on the phone talking about Victoria when Diane descended down into the living room. Once his conversation is over, she questioned Victor on how Victoria is holding up. Victor brushed her off by telling her that she shouldn't worry about it; it's a family matter. When Michael arrived to see Victor, Diane excused herself, leaving the two of them alone. Victor tells Michael that he's aware that he's representing Phyllis. Michael explained that he was trying to help the families out privately. Too bad Victor couldn't see it as such and demanded that he tell Phyllis that she will no longer has him representing her.

    Victoria told Nikki that she wondered how Lucy is doing and how she would respond to not having either her or Billy with her. She commented on how Victoria needs Billy by her side. Victoria, however retorted that it was because of him that Lucy is no longer in their lives. She asked her mother to give her time alone. Both Victoria and Billy, who was at The Athletic Club remember how they came up with naming their baby.

    Phyllis wanted Daniel to admit that he could see himself bonding with Lucy and accepting her in his life. Daniel, however, told his mother that he isn't ready and truly wants Billy and Victoria to have her. Unfortunately, Phyllis continued to work on him, not so much for his well-being, but more so for herself getting what she wanted. begging him not to let the change slip away having Lucy as a part of their family. Meanwhile, Michael tried his best to explain his position regarding baby Lucy. Despite his explanation, Victor still managed get his way by threatening Michael with firing him if he goes against his daughter.

    Jack tried to talk to Abby about being there at Ashley's wedding. Abby told him that things had changed since the last time he talked to her mother. He asked her what happened and she explained that Tucker managed to get Ashley to side with him on not having Abby at all at the wedding. While they talked, Diane showed up, ready to run her mouth about the latest regarding Victor. Before she could, though, she saw Abby, who taunted her to spill her guts as to why she was there wanting to see her uncle.

    Michael met Phyllis to break the news that he would no longer be representing her in her desire to have custody of Lucy. Phyllis insisted that Michael stay on as her attorney but soon picked up on the fact that Victor steam-rolled him. Michael pointed out that Daniel doesn't want to take care of Lucy, but Phyllis barked that he does want to be a father to the little girl. Unfortunately for Phyllis, Michael pointed out that he knew the real reason why she's pressuring Daniel to fight for the baby; she wanted to make up for the lost time she had when Daniel wasn't with her as a baby. He told her that she would only hurt Daniel, as well as everyone else in the long run with her need to have Lucy. When the two friends hit a road block in the conversation, Michael left, to which Nikki witnessed. When questioned on what was going on, Phyllis lashes out that once again people bow to Victor to do as he wants when he snaps his fingers.

    Diane lied to Jack saying that she was there to talk to him about Kyle. When he picked up on her excuse just as a ploy to get him to listen to her whine about all the things wrong in her marriage to Victor, she admitted that she thought it would be enough when she obtained the status of being his wife. She tried to seduce him but Jack pushed her away, telling her that the other night was just that; a night. He told her that if she had a problem with Victor and the way she is being treated, to take it up with him.

    Billy headed back to the house and is surprised when Victoria enveloped him in an embrace. They sit down to talk about their feelings on how Lucy could be coping being out of the home. Victoria admitted that she's afraid of Phyllis possibly winning if they go to court to fight for Lucy. Billy assured her that they will get Lucy back. However, Phyllis, who was on the phone with Leslie Michaelson, told Jack, who overheard her conversation, that Billy better be warned that she's not giving up on getting Lucy. Jack explained to her that despite what she believed, she would be fighting the battle alone; not a Newman nor an Abbott would ever agree or side with her.

    Abby and Daniel ran into one another and she immediately started to complain about the latest regarding Tucker McCall. Daniel thought she was just being over-dramatic and told her that while she was worried about having to deal with a new step-father, he had pressing issues of his own. Abby instantly took offense to his words and huffed off.

    Nikki headed to the ranch to talk to Victor about her seeing Michael and Phyllis having a disagreement. Victor admits that he talked to Michael, but Nikki called it for what it was: his being there for their daughter. The two continue to talk about family and as Nikki prepared to leave, Victor pulled her into his arms, asking her to stay. They headed up to the bedroom, having sex, unaware that Diane had returned home. Upon entering the room, she saw them in bed and not missing an opportunity, whipped out her cell phone to take a picture of the two former spouses.

    On the Next The Young and the Restless…

    • Nick and Phyllis have heated words over her fight against his sister.
    • Nikki tells Katherine she's still in love with Victor.
    • Jack warns Billy and Victoria not to underestimate Phyllis.
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      AMC Recap: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

      ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 10, 2011.


      Marissa goes with Bianca to confront the mother of the bully. The mother, Tami, tells Bianca that she doesn’t want her daughter around lesbians and says some other homophobic things. Marissa sticks up for her friend. Marissa tells Bianca she doesn’t mind if she is labeled now because she would be honored to have been chosen as Bianca’s partner. AJ tells JR about the fight and JR is proud of his son for sticking up for Miranda. He tells Marissa they should go to the school board so no one has to be ashamed of who they are.

      With Amanda at his bedside, Jake has flashes of his wedding to both Cara and Amanda. Amanda’s surprised to find out Jake was hurt because of Cara and asks if Cara is trying to destroy her husband. Tad admits to Cara that he and Jake argued about her and he insisted that Jake keep his distance. Cara bonds with Kathy & Jenny and is hit when they reveal their father is happy because of her. Tad admits to JR the truth about his marriage but says his feelings for Cara are growing. Tad and Amanda walk into Jake’s room as he and Cara are reminiscing about their wedding. She tells Jake she doesn’t want him fighting her battles anymore.

      Ricky continues to plot his elopement with Kendall and finds a man to captain the boat. After the man says he can perform the wedding Ricky hires him and practices his proposal. A group of teenage boys show up at the abandoned house where Griffin and Kendall are and Griffin wins their trust while helping out one of the boys. He and Kendall continue to bond and Griffin admits he’s gotten attached to her. The boys return with food and in Spanish they tell Griffin that Kendall’s hot, he should go for it. He decides to go out on the streets with the kids to try and find the missing drugs from the hospital.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Jack and Krystal kiss.
      • Erica tries to call for help.
      • David reaches out to Greenlee.


      • All My Children
      • Recaps

        OLTL Recap: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

        OLTL Recap: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

        ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 10, 2011.


        Natalie listens to the tape of Marty admitting John is really Liam’s father. She tries to call John but he doesn’t pick up. She takes the baby and sets out to find John. Kelly finds a vengeful and crazy Marty in John’s room, determined to let Kelly know once and for all that John belongs to her. When things get out of hand, Kelly grabs a knife and Marty advances on her with a broken bottle. Natalie arrives looking for John, and she finds an unlocked, empty apartment John listens to Natalie’s urgent phone message and ignores it.

        Brody arrests Tess for attempted murder of Ford. They spar and ultimately Brody tells her he’s played it safe too long. He’s going to make her remember she’s Jessica and kisses her. Cutter enters and tells him to get his hands off his wife. As they argue, Tess struggles internally and Cutter and Brody are not sure whether she’s Jess or Tess and to their shock, she’s neither. Cutter comes clean with Joey (and Aubrey) that he’s married Tess to get the Buchanan money. He doesn’t out Aubrey as his lover or his co-con, after she privately begs him not to. Cutter tells Joey to let Clint know his terms — he’ll commit Jessica if they pay him gazillions. When Cutter leaves, Aubrey swears she didn’t know Cutter came to town to con the Buchanan’s. But we see Joey doesn’t believe her.

        John visits Todd and asks him about the file Kelly and Blair found in his desk. Todd claims no knowledge of it and insists Tomas is his would-be killer. John also tells Todd about the CIA connection to Tomas and proposes that both Todd and Tomas have something to hide. Blair visits Tomas and she wants to trust him but is very conflicted. Tomas swears he didn’t shoot Todd, but can’t explain why Todd saw him. He asks Blair to trust him even though he can’t tell her certain things. He gives her leave to walk away from him if she can’t take it.

        On the Next One Life to Live…

        • Natalie encounters a crazed Marty.
        • John makes a horrifying discovery.
        • Tess loses control to Wes.
        • One Life to Live
        • Recaps

          GH Recap: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

          ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 10, 2011.


          Elizabeth decides not to tell Lucky so that she can set him free to be happy. Siobhan is poised to tell Lucky the truth. Maxie is about to explode with the secret, but Matt distracts her.

          Lucky asks Jason not to take revenge on Luke.

          Robin and Patrick’s loving banter triggers a lethal idea in Lisa’s head. Kristina wonders why her “herbal supplements” don’t match the online images.

          Carly warns Anthony to stay away from her son, but Anthony starts to flirt instead. Michael refuses to heed Carly and Jason’s warnings that Anthony is setting a trap. Michael steps into Anthony’s web when he baits Abby. Carly asks Shawn to assassinate Anthony, but he refuses.

          On the Next General Hospital…

          • Michael wonders if Kristina is having substance abuse problems.
          • Will Siobhan tells Lucky the truth about Aiden’s paternity?
          • Maxie discovers a ring in Matt’s pocket? Is he going to pop the question?


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            Fan Event Celebrating 'One Life's' Matt Cavenaugh's New CD Canceled!

            ( — Due to a scheduling conflict, fans of Matt Cavenaugh will not be able to meet the former "One Life to Live" (ex-Mark Soloman) star in New York City as previously reported. According to representatives for the actor, the event has been canceled and there are currently no plans to reschedule. For those that have already purchased tickets, please check with Should organizers reschedule, we have been told you will be the first to know!

            • One Life to Live
            • Matt Cavenaugh

              Soap Fans Plan Protest Outside Lincoln Center During ABC's Presentation of Its 2011-2012 Schedule

              ( — Fans of ABC's recently canceled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" have set Tuesday, May 17 as their next protest day, which just happens to be the day the ABC Television Network announces its Fall 2011 Daytime and Primetime schedule to advertisers and press outlets. On this day, the network is expected to provide a preview of "The Chew" and "The Revolution," alongside the numerous pilots the network is expected to order to series for the 2011-2012 television season. "Chew" replaces "All My Children" in September while "Revolution" replaces "One Life to Live" in January 2012. More than 9 billion advertising dollars are up for grabs between ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and The CW during the upfront presentations taking place in and around New York City next week.

              From 2:00 – 6:00 PM ET, fans of the two canceled soaps will be outside New York's famous Lincoln Center where Anne Sweeney, Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, will appear on stage along with her executive team that includes Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group, Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group and Ben Sherwood, President, ABC News. Each will announce changes to their division in relation to the ABC Television Network. For Frons it will be the makeover of ABC Daytime, while Lee will unveil the new crop of programming hitting ABC Primetime. Sherwood is expected to tout the solid performance of ABC News.

              Below, you can find the press release issued to Soap Opera Network earlier today from the those heading up the Fan Protest.

              Soap Fan Protest Press Release

              Viewers Rally to Save Daytime Dramas All My Children & One Life To Live

              A demonstration protesting the cancellations of ABC Soaps All My Children and One Life To Live has been planned for the 17th of May outside Lincoln Center. The rally will be held from 2:00pm – 6:00pm to target the advertisers arriving at Avery Fisher Hall for ABC's Upfront Presentation at 4:00pm.

              One such advertiser Hoover, withdrew its sponsorship from ABC to support keeping the shows from being cancelled. The company understands that the brand recognition a soap opera brings is invaluable for business and "impossible to duplicate with new shows that are short-lived." (From attached The Hollywood Reporter Ad. Credit to THR ad purchased by members of The THR issue dated May 20th, hits newsstands on Friday May 13.)

              A week after its cancellation was announced, One Life To Live was tied for 2nd place in household ratings with CBS to be ABC's top rated scripted daytime show. Its viewership shot up 200,000 from the previous week and is up half a million viewers from the same time last year. It is unheard of a cancelled TV show to go up in numbers following the announcement of its cancellation.

              ABC/Disney hastily killed their own shows without foresight to maximize them to their fullest potential. This in turn, will effectively damage both ABC O&O stations along with the rest of the affiliates across the country. With both Oprah and Regis gone along with the soaps, an unproven ABC daytime schedule filled with cheap food and weight loss shows will negatively impact local news programming. Lower ratings mean lower profits.

              ABC/Disney is eliminating the jobs of approximately 800 WGA, AFTRA, DGA, NABET-CWA and IATSE members. NYC will be hardest hit with the One Life To Live cancellation since it is the last remaining scripted daytime drama taped there. Extra income for starving TV and Broadway theatre actors will be gone. Especially with regards to the unions, these cancellations could have future repercussions for primetime television shows.

              With the following steps to generate additional revenue stream the ABC soaps can be saved:

              • Commission Nielsen to measure the daily soaps Live+5 days instead of Live+same day; most soap fans watch with their DVR's on the weekends and their true viewership will emerge.
              • Use product placement from designer clothes to iPhones; to product tie-ins like books and specially packaged DVD sets. Currently, there is one ABC soap-tie in book on the NYT Bestseller's List.
              • Package both shows together and syndicate them internationally; soaps overseas are more popular than ever and air in early prime daily.
              • Make the shows available via On Demand on TV & smartphone apps.
              • Make subscriptions available via iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other streaming apps.
              • Cable operators want SoapNet to stay on the air for the female demographics alone; make SN which re-runs the soaps a premium cable channel.
              • All My Children
              • One Life to Live
              • Brian Frons
              • Anne Sweeney
              • The Chew
              • The Revolution
              • Disney/ABC Television Group
              • Soap Fan Protest

                Emmy Day is Wednesday for CBS and NATAS

                ( — Wednesday, May 11, is one of the most important days in daytime television as the day marks the announcement of nominees for "The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" airing Live on CBS on Sunday, June 19. Soap Opera Network has learned that the official announcement will be made tomorrow morning promptly at 9:00 AM ET through a joint press release from the CBS Television Network and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

                As previously reported, the "38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will air from 8:00 to 10:00 PM ET/PT (live on the east coast, recorded for the west coast) on CBS for the second consecutive year after the awards program was on the verge of going without home in 2010. The show had aired consistently on ABC, CBS and NBC until 2004, which was the last year NBC broadcast the awards show. Citing low ratings and poor representation in key categories, NBC opted out of broadcasting the annual event. Once NBC dropped out it became a two network ball game between ABC and CBS up until 2008, which was the last time ABC broadcast the Daytime Emmy's. After CBS decided not to air the annual awards show in 2009, the Emmy's were close to not airing at all until The CW network picked up the slack and aired the program in August of that year. Based on tradition the telecast was supposed to have aired on ABC in 2010, but the network opted not to take part citing low ratings as the reason. Aired on Friday, June 20, 2008, "the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" received its lowest ratings in its history, although airing on The CW the following year further eroded the audience (Editor's Note: The CW consistently ranks lower than the broadcast networks in all key categories including total viewers). Since 2009, Associated Television International has taken up production responsibilities for the annual telecast.

                "The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" marks the final year that the canceled "As the World Turns" remains eligible for Emmy consideration. Recently canceled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will both be considered for nominations for "The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," hopefully airing on broadcast television at some point in 2012, while only "One Life" will remain eligible during the "The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," set to air in 2013.

                To get an idea of who is currently pre-nominated before the official list is revealed tomorrow, click here.

                • All My Children
                • One Life to Live
                • The Young and the Restless
                • General Hospital
                • As The World Turns
                • The Bold and the Beautiful
                • Days of our Lives
                • Associated Television International

                  Inside The Writers Room: May Edition

                  ( — There's just one staff writer change for the May edition.

                  Script Writer David Cherrill is leaving the writing staff of "Days of our Lives."  He's been with the show since late 2008.

                  For discussion, please join us the Writers/Directors Thread.

                  • Days of our Lives
                  • Comings & Goings
                  • David Cherrill

                    David Canary and Julia Barr Headed Back to 'AMC,' Too?

                    ( — In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, the publication reports that multiple insiders have confirmed the news that legions of “All My Children” fans have been hoping to hear since April 2010. The power’s that be at the 41-year old daytime serial are eager to lure back David Canary and Julia Barr to the canvas for a run before shop closes at ABC.

                    Canary, a five-time Daytime Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Lead Actor, joined the cast of “AMC” in 1983 as tycoon Adam Chandler. The male equal to Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), Adam would quickly become one of “AMC’s” most iconic characters. In 1984, Canary ushered in Adam’s better half Stuart Chandler. The 72-year old actor remained on the show until his retirement. He last aired in April 2010. Prior to his more than a quarter of a century of delighting ABC Daytime fans, Canary was best known for the role of Candy Canady in the Western series “Bonanza.” The thirteen-time Daytime Emmy nominee started his daytime career on NBC’s “Another World” as the second edition of Steve Frame.

                    As many “AMC” fans know, Erica Kane has never had a greater rival than Brooke English played by the powerhouse and ten-time Daytime Emmy nominee – and two-time winner – better known as Julia Barr. Barr joined the cast of “AMC” in 1976 as the troubled niece of the delightful and unforgettable Phoebe Wallingford (Ruth Warrick). For thirty years, fans marveled as Barr took us on Brooke’s journey through storyline after storyline including the ebbs and flows of many romances, the numerous verbal sparring matches with Erica, and the heart-breaking death of Brooke’s baby daughter Laura. In 2006, Barr was told she could only remain with “AMC” if she agreed to a downgrade to recurring status. She decided to exit. In 2010, the 62-year old Barr returned as the love of Adam Chandler’s life to usher Canary off the canvas in top form.

                    With some help from Erica, Adam & Brooke left town together in April 2010 to help heal Adam’s heart, literally and figuratively, which had suffered multiple strains due to David Hayward’s (Vincent Irizarry) shenanigans – as well as his son and nephew’s hot pursuit of his very young wife, Annie Lavery (Melissa Claire Egan). Soap Opera Network hopes we can soon report the news that Adam & Brooke are back to stir the pot in Pine Valley – and help Erica out of her latest jam! Stay tuned as details develop.

                    • All My Children
                    • Vincent Irizarry
                    • David Canary
                    • Julia Barr
                    • Adam Chandler
                    • Melissa Claire Egan
                    • Ruth Warrick
                    • Brooke English
                    • Adam and Brooke

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