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

GH Recap: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 24, 2011.


Sonny juggles mob business alongside Brenda, but cracks are beginning to show. Ethan comforts Kristina as she suffers through symptoms of withdrawal, and she falls even harder for him. Later, Kristina goes to Brenda for help to dress “older” as Sonny overhears.

Elizabeth is distracted by a vision of Jake and makes a potentially fatal mistake. Meanwhile, Lucky, Nikolas and Aiden bond together at Kelly’s, unaware of the truth.

Lulu appeals to Lucky to drop the twelve-step approach. Later, Lulu tries to clean up the mess Luke has made at the Haunted Star, only for him to scream at her in a drunken rage. Luke confides in Sonny his fear that he is becoming his father. Luke tells the Spencer clan he will go to rehab and Lucky insists he must go tonight.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • 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.


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    EXCLUSIVE: ABC Drops Previously Planned Tornado Rerun from Memorial Day Schedule

    ( — In light of recent events, ABC has confirmed exclusively to Soap Opera Network that the previously scheduled Memorial Day rerun airing of the 2008 Tornado that hit Pine Valley on "All My Children" has been scrapped. The network has not announced what episode they will air in its place.

    On Monday, May 9, the network had announced they would re-air the October 17, 2008 episode of "AMC" in which "Zach barely cheats death when his car is swept up in the tornado. After making it back to the now destroyed beach house, Zach makes a surprising discovery as he frantically searches for a missing Kendall. Ryan and Greenlee take shelter in a shed. Aidan fears the worst when he finds the gazebo demolished but soon spots Greenlee and Ryan together in the shed and can’t help but notice the connection between them. Aidan survives another twister roaring through the area but sees that the shed is now nothing but rubble. At the Comeback, JR and Babe decide to stage an impromptu wedding to entertain the scared kids. Tragedy strikes when a tornado rips through the Comeback. A wall of fallen rocks block Adam and Erica’s escape from the tunnels as their air supply begins to dwindle. Colby comes to Pete’s aide when the terrace door is blown in by the storm. Annie desperately searches for Emma."

    The previously scheduled rerun airings of "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital" will air as planned according to ABC. Memorial Day is Monday, May 30.

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      TheWrap Incorrectly Reports the News...Again!

      ( — As we reported on Friday, May 20, fans of canceled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" took the news of ABC's upcoming Affiliates Board meeting to heart and called in to their local ABC stations in droves in response to our story demanding that the network change course in its plans for a "Brand New Day" in daytime starting this fall with "The Chew" and "The Revolution." Organizers of the fan inspired campaign to save the two soaps issued a press release to ABC affiliates and news outlets with the prime target being board Chairman Bill Hoffman.

      Unfortunately TheWrap, as they did in April when NBC launched "The Voice" to stellar numbers last month only to rerun the shows debut episode the following night with much lower ratings to which the publication claimed brought the network its newest bomb, misconstrued Hoffman's comments in their article referencing the efforts of the fans. Specifically, the problem with the article is Hoffman's comments were made in April just two weeks after ABC canceled their two daytime soaps. You wouldn't have known that if you hadn't checked the link though.

      In TheWrap's article it was stated:

      The cause may be lost: Bill Hoffman, the ABC Affiliates Board chairman and the general manager of the network's Atlanta affiliate, is ready to let the soaps go. The fans' letter is addressed to him and other affiliates.

      In an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Hoffman said that while he appreciated soap fans' loyalty, he believed the audience was aging and shrinking. He said he planned to run the shows ABC is offering instead of the soaps, "The Revolution" and "The Chew."

      Hoffman's comments were made on April 26 to the Atlanta Journal Constitution and not in response to this latest movement by soap fans to get the attention of their ABC affiliate. Unfortunately, TheWrap just can't get it right.

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        ABC Soap Uses Vintage Theme to Acknowledge Cancellation Onscreen

        ( — The recently cancelled ABC soap “One Life to Live” does what it does best again this week, by taking a tongue-in-check approach in addressing its own impending demise. Tuesday’s (May 24) episode begins with Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) reciting a few bars from the show’s 1986-91 “Tour of Llanview” opening theme song, which has arguably become one of the show’s most revered openings among fans, only to stop midway through the Paebo Bryson theme to remark that it was “too sad” to continue. This comes in light of last month’s cancellation of the show by ABC.

        DePaiva last sung that particular theme during “One Life’s” three-day “Starr X’d Lovers” musical event in 2010, when it served as a temporary opening for the show. Mark Lawson (Brody), Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston) and Jason Tam (ex-Markko) also recorded versions of the theme at that time, all of which are available for purchase on iTunes.

        However, this hasn’t been the only hint of acknowledgement by the soap regarding its cancellation. In recent scenes with local TV reporter Blanca Morales (Carolina Bermudez), Bo and Nora Buchanan (Robert S. Woods and Hillary B. Smith) discussed ratings, unhappy sponsors, and Emmys with the scoop-hungry journalist who went after their family.

        But this approach isn’t new to “OLTL.” Earlier this year, writers worked in several onscreen references to former cast mate Nathan Fillion‘s (ex-Joey Buchanan) ABC primetime drama “Castle.” And in 2009 the show used a picture of the late Clint Ritchie (ex-Clint Buchanan, a role now played by Jerry verDorn) in scenes where Viki (Erika Slezak) was telling Noelle (January LaVoy) about each of her ex-husbands, noting that Clint “was a different man back then.”

        So, as you watch Tuesday’s episode remember that “Here’s what you do when you don’t find the rainbow’s end, This time… Here’s where you go when it looks like the rain won’t end, Don’t cry… I’ll give you tomorrow, Let me be the one you share it with, And each day that follows, ‘Cause we only have ‘ONE LIFE TO LIVE!’”

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        • January Lavoy
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        • Jason Tam
        • Hillary B. Smith
        • Robert S. Woods
        • Brittany Underwood
        • Jerry verDorn
        • Nathan Fillion
        • Clint Ritchie
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        • Carolina Bermudez
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          AMC Video Sneak Peek: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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

          Kendall is backed into a corner. Krystal gets Tad to open up. And Cara and Jake lament on the state of their love lives.

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            OLTL Video Sneak Peek: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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

            Starr gives Blair some food for thought. Todd threatens to shoot Tomas. And Ford volunteers at the hospital.

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              GH Video Sneak Peek: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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

              Lucky and Lulu discuss their father’s recent intervention. Luke continues to spiral out of control. And Dante visits Luke.

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                Ricky Paull Goldin Retiring from Soaps following 'All My Children' Finale

                ( — In an exclusive interview with Michael Fairman from On-Air, On-Soaps, actor Ricky Paull Goldin reveals that following the news of “All My Children’s” cancellation and its last airdate in September that he has decided to retire from acting in daytime. When asked if he was ready to say goodbye to his character Jake Martin, Goldin stated  “yeah, because I honestly feel right now that this is my farewell tour. I feel like the door for me is going to close now on this chapter of my life. Having had a great reign in daytime, and drifting across the three networks on three different soaps, and kind of doing it my way, I think I did everything I wanted to do. I have never said that.”

                So what are some of the actors fondest memories? Goldin shared with Fairman that “I think when we talked at this time three and half years ago, and I was making a change going to play a family character and being a family member on a legacy show on ABC, I had not done that before. I hadn’t taken over a role that others played before me, and smashed all the walls down and re-created it. That was a challenge. Then, I previously had the opportunity to come in and make it work with the great Beth Ehlers as Harley on ‘Guiding Light.’ Gus was a tough character in many ways and multi-leveled, and I got to play this flawed character on ‘Guiding Light,’ which was great. And when I was younger, doing music and writing songs for TV and singing them and performing them as I did on ‘Another World,’ I really feel I have done everything I wanted to do. I don’t know what is in store, but the cancellation of ‘AMC’ has lifted a little avail for me. I am going to bow out now gracefully and this is my farewell to daytime.”

                Ricky Paull Goldin is currently nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Dr. Jake Martin on “All My Children.”

                For his full interview, head on over to Michael Fairman On-Air, On-Soaps.

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                • Ricky Paull Golin
                • Beth Ehlers
                • Guiding Light
                • Another World

                  Sony Pictures Television Responds to Rumors Surrounding 'All My Children' & 'One Life to Live'

                  ( — It has been a little over a month since Disney's ABC Television Network canceled daytime soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." As is the case with most primetime series upon their cancellation notices, there had been hope that another network would pick up one or both daytime programs. In fact there were rumors that NBC was interested in airing the programs with Sony Pictures Television producing. The rumor, which began shortly after reported that the producer of NBC's "Days of our Lives" and CBS' "The Young and the Restless" was interested in snapping up top talent from ABC shortly after the stars received their walking papers on Thursday, April 14, heated up as the weeks went on with no response from Sony Pictures Television. Soap Opera Network reached out to representatives from the production powerhouse and we're sorry to say soap fans, it isn't looking too good.

                  On Wednesday, April 27, nearly two weeks after ABC announced the demise of both "AMC" and "OLTL," reported that Sony Pictures Television President Steve Mosko was interested in poaching "All My Children's" Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard) and Jacob Young (JR Chandler) along with "One Life to Live's" Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer) and Josh Kelly (Cutter) from the canceled programs in hopes of bringing their star power to "DAYS" and "Y&R." In her reporting of this development Deadline's Nellie Andreeva made it clear that "given the financial challenges the two shows faced on ABC amidst declining ratings, finding a buyer would be a daunting task. So fans of 'AMC' and 'OLTL' shows may have to settle for a consolation price — getting to keep some of their favorite stars in daytime." Unfortunately, this news only put relevance to rumors of an "AMC" and "OLTL" pick up instead.

                  According to a Sony Pictures Television representative, the reports of the company picking up the canceled soaps from ABC was nothing but "total speculation." This despite claims by fans on message board postings indicating that the more they called in to the company's comment hotline or sent letter's to their headquarters that Sony Pictures would be justified in planning a secret bid for the iconic soaps.

                  Why would Sony Pictures Television be interested? The saying goes that because of the leverage the company has in the international television markets they would be better equipped to recoup any production costs put out to produce "AMC" and "OLTL." NBC had been the prime target in the rumor as the network currently airs only one hour of original scripted programming in daytime. After canceling "Sunset Beach" in 1999 and "Passions" in 2007, NBC replaced the vacated timeslots with two additional hours of "The Today Show."

                  An NBC representative was unavailable for comment at press time.

                  • All My Children
                  • One Life to Live
                  • The Young and the Restless
                  • Days of our Lives
                  • Gina Tognoni
                  • Nellie Andreeva
                  • Jacob Young
                  • Sony Pictures Television
                  • Debbi Morgan
                  • Deadline Hollywood
                  • Steve Mosko

                    OLTL Recap: Monday, May 23, 2011

                    OLTL Recap: Monday, May 23, 2011

                    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, May 23, 2011.

                    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                    Todd is released from the hospital and is not pleased to discover that Tomas has been living at his house in his absence. Téa gets the charges against Tomas dropped and expects Tomas to move out, but after Téa leaves, Tomas tells Todd he’s not going anywhere. He reminds Tomas he has no choice in the matter, but Todd presents an alternative in the form of a gun. Bo and Nora aren’t convinced Tomas is innocent, despite having to release him from custody.

                    Destiny comes to see Matthew, who is shocked by Clint’s confession to Eddie’s murder. Destiny begs Matt to let his uncle take the rap for him and rushes off to do damage control with Dani. Throughout the day, Matthew nurses a searing headache brought on by the injury he sustained when Nate punched him. Bo and Nora return home and Bo tells Matthew that Clint confessed because he’s dying. Matt is nonetheless determined to take responsibility for the murder and starts to tell his parents someone else knows the truth, but before he can name Nate, he collapses. Nate tells Deanna he overheard Dani and Destiny talking about Matthew’s guilt. Nate’s surprised when he sees Dani and she says nothing to him about it, but instead pretends she believes Clint’s confession.

                    John comes to see Kelly, hopeful for information about Marty’s whereabouts but Kelly is unable to enlighten him. It comes out that Joey’s feelings for Kelly have been rekindled in the face of her near death, and Kelly suspects John’s feelings have been similarly stirred by the thought of losing Natalie and Liam.

                    Before Aubrey can tell Joey the truth herself, Joey blasts her about her lying and scheming. Aubrey is forced to admit she set out to woo and rob Joey, but she fell in love with him. Joey is unimpressed and admits to his feelings for Kelly. He orders Aubrey out of the mansion, but Aubrey reminds him they need to stay married to retain custody of Ryder.

                    On the Next One Life to Live…

                    • Bo and Nora are concerned about Matthew.
                    • Bess provides Brody with a clue.
                    • Viki asks Clint about Eddie’s murder.
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