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 Recap: Monday, August 15, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, August 15, 2011.

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IT HAPPENED TODAY…

John arrives with the key to the mystery. Téa and Blair compare notes as they try to puzzle out the mystery of the two Todds. Blair lets Téa know that the man with Todd’s original face kissed her. Téa’s a little jealous, but that’s nothing compared to how she feels when Blair tells her that she also kissed Todd. A fight ensues, which Tomas interrupts with shocking news that will help solve the mystery of who is the real Todd Manning.

Starr and Baz meet. Baz is stunned about everything that’s happened since he was away visiting his mother. He’s learning more and more about his own dad, while Starr is torn between two fathers. They rehearse some music and are excited by the results.

Destiny reveals to Dani that she decided against the abortion after thinking long and hard about what Matthew’s mom said. She doesn’t know if she’ll give the baby to Nora and Bo. Dani’s supportive, filling her in about the two Todds. They are both grateful for their mothers. Mrs. Evans confronts Nora about Destiny. After a raging argument, Nora apologizes. She offers an olive branch which Mrs. Evans doesn’t quite accept.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Viki and the Todds are shocked by Irene’s arrival.
  • Kelly decides to return to London to be with Zane.
  • Dorian receives an interesting phone call.


GH Recap: Monday, August 15, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, August 15, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jason calls Carly for an update on Josslyn, he has a seizure.

Sonny faces off with Jax in the Drake living room. A scuffle ensues, Robin tries to stop the men – and Sonny shoots. Dante arrests Sonny as Jax tries to leave Port Charles on his plane. Carly gets much needed help from Shawn.

Maxie is jealous of all the attention Jackal, P.I., is paying Lulu.  

On the Next General Hospital

  • Lucky holds Siobhan’s hand as Elizabeth looks on.
  • Dante makes it clear he is treating Sonny as a criminal.
  • Abby is greatly disturbed when she overhears two women talking about her.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, August 15, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Tad tells Cara she didn’t have to move out but she believes he and Dixie won’t be able to figure things out if she’s living at the house. JR lashes out at Dixie. Dixie announces that she’s moving in with JR and Tad thinks it’s a bad idea but she says her son needs help.

Amanda doesn’t wake up right away after surgery as Jake stirs. Jake is relieved when Amanda finally opens her eyes.  Amanda tells him she knows she’s cancer-free and tells him about the wonderful place she visited while she was asleep. She tells him something wonderful is coming for them and their loved ones. Cara confirms that Amanda is indeed cancer-free.

Jackson and Erica are in the south of France, spending some much needed time together. The couple talks about all that has gone down since her kidnapping.

Kendall is stunned to see Zach alive. Greenlee and Ryan fill her in on ehwta happened. Kendall, Bianca, Ryan & Greenlee wait for news on Zach. Bianca calls Erica with an update from home. Griffin and David butt heads about Hayward’s ethics, but manage to work together to stabilize Zach. Griffin tells Kendall she can go see see Zach now. An emotional Kendall takes Zach’s hand as he opens his eyes and says her name. 

On the Next All My Children

  • Is Babe still alive?
  • Marissa tells Bianca she wants to spend the night with her.
  • Maya tells Mookie they’re over.


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On Friday, August 12, both Soap Opera Network and Soap Opera Digest reported SOAPnet’s post “All My Children” schedule (Monday, September 26), which included the insertion of “Brothers & Sisters” re-runs and the shuffling of more than 80% of the schedule into different time periods. Other than “Days of our Lives” picking up a primetime spot (8:00 PM ET/PT), nothing caught reader attention more than the network announcing classic episodes of “All My Children,” “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live.” So what is a classic episode according to the network?

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Jacob Young is returning to the soap that started his daytime career back in 1997. This fall the Daytime Emmy Award winner will reprise the role of Eric Forrester (John McCook) and Brooke Logan’s (Katherine Kelly Lang) son, Rick Forrester, on the CBS daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Four months after it was announced that “All My Children” would be ending its run on ABC in September and just a month after learning that Prospect Park, a 2-year-old production company, had picked up the show as part of its yet-to-be-named infotainment network set for a January launch, Young (JR Chandler on “AMC”) has become the second actor to bolt the daytime drama series. The first being Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard), who is heading to “The Young and the Restless” later this fall.

In an interview with TV Guide Magazine‘s Michael Logan, Young reveals that he will be returning on screen to “B&B” beginning Monday, September 26, which will also mark the first time in 41-years that “All My Children” was not on the regularly scheduled ABC Daytime lineup. “The Chew” replaces “AMC” on this date.

“When I started talking to ‘B&B’ I didn’t think it would happen so fast. But I guess it’s good that way. I was looking forward to wrapping up ‘AMC’ and having a bit of a hiatus, maybe a month or two to travel with my family,” said Young. “As it turns out, I’ll probably have my ‘AMC’ and ‘B&B’ schedules overlapping and be shooting both shows at the same time. I’m like, ‘You guys figure it out and point me in the right direction.’”

Although he hopes the deal with Prospect Park and “AMC” can come together even without him and Morgan, like many of his co-stars Young is concerned about the hiatus between the soap ending on ABC and taking off on the internet. Young thinks a January 16 debut is an optimistic time table for when “AMC” could end up back on the air considering the facts of the situation so far. His advice to his co-stars in the meantime is “to get out there in the business and see what’s crackin’. Anybody with common sense would do that.”

With Prospect Park yet to confirm details of when “AMC” will pick up production due to union issues, the company has been unable to reach out to actors to try and iron out contracts, leaving an actor exodus a strong possibility before the online version of the soap even debuts. Interestingly enough, news of Young heading back to “B&B” comes on the heals of that soap returning from a three week production hiatus.

In an interview with Soap Opera Network during the “All My Children” Fan Club Weekend, Young shared his hopes for fans who would continue with the show online and where he sees his character as the show comes to a close on ABC.

For more from Young’s TV Guide interview where he discusses both “AMC” and “B&B, click here.

About Jacob Young

Young put the character of Rick Forrester on the map on “B&B” from 1997 to 1999. The role was last played by Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady, “Days of Our Lives) in 2011. Young moved on to ABC’s “General Hospital” as Lucky Spencer, the son of Luke and Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis), from 2000 to 2003. Keeping a track record of playing the son of some of daytime’s most important characters, in 2003, Young landed the role of Adam Chandler (David Canary) and Dixie Cooney’s (Cady McClain) son JR Chandler on “AMC.” That role had previously been played to much acclaim by Jesse McCartney.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Earlier this month, Soap Opera Network reported that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be returning to “All My Children” for a cameo appearance before the Friday, September 23 finale, which is when the soap ends its 41-year run on ABC. Now we’ve learned when she’ll first air!

Right after learning the aforementioned news in April, the actress,  who won a Daytime Emmy for her portrayal of Kendall Hart in 1995 as the first-born of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), began campaigning for a short return stint as a new character. It has been revealed that Gellar will appear on the Wednesday, September 21 episode in scenes opposite another former memorable Pine Valley star and her real-life best friend Eva LaRue.

Gellar appeared on “AMC” from 1993 to 1995. In 1997, the actress, who recently turned 34-years old, landed the lead role on The WB/UPN network primetime series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” The role helped make Gellar a household name, which will come in handy as she’s set to star in the upcoming CW thriller “Ringer, which premieres Tuesday, September 13.

LaRue ‘portrayal as Dr. Maria Santos lasted from 1993 to 1997 and again from 2002 to 2005. Like Gellar, LaRue was immediately interested in a return after hearing about the soaps cancellation. The actress was signed to return for five episodes, two of which already aired in July. The actress is currently filming the 10th season of her  CBS series “CSI: Miami.” She landed a regular role on the procedural in 2005.

“AMC” is slated to live-on with the help of the internet and potentially cable. The latest reports indicate that Prospect Park, the production company that has licensed both “AMC” and “One Life to Live,” is planning to debut both programs on their new format on Monday, January 16.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – - A look at what’s happening on “The Bold and the Beautiful” during the week of August 15, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Bill gets more persuasive with Nick about buying into Jackie M, in hopes that it’ll make things up to Katie. Liam encourages Steffy to move on with her life. Hope is uncomfortable with Liam and Steffy’s “friendship”. Hope fears that her morals could cost her Liam. Hope and Steffy become a source of conflict for Brooke and Ridge.

  • Monday, August 15 - Liam saves Steffy’s life; Taylor and Ridge worry about Steffy.
  • Tuesday, August 16 - Nick tells Owen and Jackie about Bill’s offer; Steffy confides to Taylor about Liam’s act of heroism.
  • Wednesday, August 17 - Bill gives Liam a warning; Hope gets suspicious of Steffy’s sudden change in behavior towards her.
  • Thursday, August 18 - Marcus and Dayzee discuss their relationship and where Amber and baby Rose stand in their lives; Steffy taunts Hope about not having sex with Liam yet.
  • Friday, August 19 - Brooke and Taylor square off regarding their daughters; Hope debuts her new collection to a full house at a Forrester Creations fashion show.


ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” is scheduled to last air on ABC on Friday, September 23. Although “AMC” and “One Life to Live” are slated to go on in a different format thanks to a licensing deal between ABC and production company Prospect Park, several events have been organized to assist the actors and viewers in saying good-bye to “AMC” in the format fans have come to know and love it in for the first 41-years of its existence. These events will be held on the East Coast where the soap was produced for four decades before being moved to Los Angeles in January 2010.

The upcoming scheduled events are as follows:

Good Night Pine Valley will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 1:30 PM EST to 4:00 PM EST at Prohibition Restaurant & Outdoor Cafe located at 503 Columbus Avenue in New York City, New York. This event will be hosted by Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake) and Alicia Minshew (Kendall). Expect special guests to drop by as attendees enjoy the company of the hosts, food and an open bar. There will also be a charity auction with prizes that include luxury items and items from “AMC.” Tickets for this event are now sold out.

A Tribute to Pine Valley: A Tribute of the Final Network Broadcast of “All My Children” benefiting A Season of Concern will be held on Friday, September 23 from 11:00 AM CST at Sidetrack Chicago, The Video Bar located at 3349 N Halsted Street in Chicago, Illinois. Attendees will get to watch the last episode of “AMC” with fellow viewers and past and present cast. During the event there will be trivia, a Q & A session and a Meet and Greet. So far the scheduled attendees include Chrishell Stause (Amanda), Terri Ivens (ex-Simone), Jeffrey Carlson (ex-Zarf/Zoey), Brian Gaskill (ex-Bobby), and Matt Borlenghi (ex-Brian), Chris Bruno (ex-Michael). More names to be added in the weeks to come. Talent is subjected to change without notice. Tickets for this event go on sale on August 22. Visit A Season for Concern site, which is linked above, for more details on this event as they are disclosed in the coming weeks.

A Tribute to Pine Valley: Celebrating 41 Years of “All My Children” debuts from Tuesday, October 25 thru Thursday, October 27 at The Town Hall in New York City on Tuesday, the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey on Wednesday and The Theatre of Westbury in Long Island, New York on Thursday. Scheduled attendees for this event include Cameron Mathison (Ryan), Michael E. Knight (Tad), Vincent Irizarry (Jesse), Walt Willey (Jack), Julia Barr (Brooke) and Jacob Young (JR). The event will be held in two parts. The first part is called “Live on Stage” where fans will be able to listen to personal stories from the actors and participate in a Q & A session. This event runs from 7:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST each night. Tickets for this event range from $45.00 to $85.00. The second part is called an “Up Close & Personal” where you get to meet and talk to the actors in a personal setting. This event runs from 9:30 PM EST to 11:30 PM EST. Tickets to attend both events range from $225.00 to $240.00. Tickets are now available for sale for this event.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “The Young and the Restless” during the week of August 15, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Katherine does what she wants when she decides to regain complete control of Jabot on Monday, August 15. On that same day, Nina and Paul both admit how much they miss one another’s friendship. Kevin has a shoulder to lean on when Lauren comforts him after his break-up with Chloe. Despite still being attracted to Cane, Lily and Daniel take their friendship to the bedroom and have sex. On Wednesday, August 17, Sam meets with Phyllis to get some help in regards to Sharon, and on Friday, August 19, Avery has some questions for Adam regarding the evidence he was supposed to have.

The Inside Story: The Usual Suspects in the Hot Seat
Kyle wants to know from Jack who disliked Diane. Jack tries to comfort his son, but he wants to see where she was killed. Some time later, while in Diane’s room, Ronan questions Jack and Kyle. Kyle comments on the strange pillows in Diane’s room, stating that he’s never seen those before while Diane was staying there. After Ronan is done with his questions, he leaves Jack and Kyle alone. Kyle admits to him that he knew that they were looking for his Harvard ring, so he hid it from them. Meanwhile, Michael wants to take on the responsibility of organizing a funeral for Diane. All suspects and very few friends attend the funeral but keep their words of distain of Diane on pause for Kyle’s sake. With the funeral underway, Michael is peeved to see Adam showing up. Lauren quickly tells her husband that she suggested that he come. Another unwanted guest arrives: Ronan. During the service, Jack, Michael and Victor each take to the front of the church to speak on Diane; each coming up with what a good mother she was to Kyle. When the service ends, Kyle is taken out of the church and Ronan immediatel get the ball rolling by talking on the incriminating evidence he’s found so far in the investigation. Each person possible of the crime soon start to point the finger at others. Later on, Abby manages to overhear Michael discussing the key found in Diane’s mouth, with Victor. She starts to panic that the key could be the one to unlock the video confession she made. She soon finds herself talking with Ashley and is gleeful when her mother tells her that she and Tucker aren’t together. Her mood soon sours, however, when she tells her daughter that while they are not together, their marriage isn’t over. Abby lashes out and says that for all they know, Tucker to be the one that did Diane in. She takes it a step further by going to Ronan and spilling the beans on Tucker. Ronan is interested when she tells him about the rash he has been trying to cure with calamine lotion. When Ronan is done listening to Abby, he soon goes to over to talk to Tucker, who quickly lies about his rash. When Ashley learns that Abby was the one that threw Tucker under the bus, she and her daughter have it out. While everyone is busy to cover their tracks, the mysterious person continues to play mind games with those Diane texted. Nick continues to be nervous as to who could be the one that has the recording of him threatening Diane. Ashley, on the oher hand, receives a photograph of Diane and her at the bridge. As for Phyllis, Deacon makes it known that he has the goods on her. He reveals that he saw her that night chasing after Diane through the park. He happily admits to an annoyed Phyllis that he is blackmailing her: he wants them to go out. As Phyllis is dealing with Deacon, Nick and Ashley slowly start to draw closer to one another regarding who’s toying with them.

A Closer Look: Genevieve Continues to Pull Colin
Colin, tired of fighting with Genevieve, heads over to her house, regquesting that the two of them form a truce of sorts. He points out that they needs to salvage their already damaged reputations due to their constant public fights. The two soon find themselves getting into yet another argument and the argument turns to passion when they have sex with one another. Afterward, Colin refuses to believe that it meant anything to him, causing Genevieve to become infuriated. After leaving, Colin goes right over to Jill’s to bed for another chance with her. To prove that he loves her and only her, he tells Jill that he is divorcing Genevieve. Not believing him, Jill calls him out on his latest omission. In an effort to win her over, he calls his wife to tell her it’s over. Not wanting him to get the last word, Genevieve tells Colin he’s not going to dump her but she’ll do it to him. Getting off of the phone with him, she trashes her room. Once she cools down, Genevieve takes herself over to Jill’s house, determined to make her next move.

What To Watch

  • Paul is puzzled when Kay doesn’t want to keep Tucker in the loop regarding his son
  • Nick and Phyllis continue to draw suspicion to themselves
  • Lily continues to keep Cane at bay, but lets Daniel get closer to her

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Peter Porte has been cast as Paul and Isabella’s son, Ricky Williams. Porte’s first air date is Tuesday, September 13
  • Genie Francis has another project in the works and will briefly depart the show but will return
  • Debbi Morgan is joining the cast of the show. Her slated air date is to be sometime in September

Y&R ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 22, 2011

  • Someone in Genoa City has a connection to the new D.A., Avery
  • It’s another round for Tucker and Katherine over Jabot
  • Lily and Daniel continue to get closer, but Cane isn’t giving up

Y&R ALERTS BONUS: SUMMER 2011

  • Genevieve will head out of town for a little while
  • A new lady comes into Neil’s life
  • While Lily tries her best to cut Cane out of her life, it’s obvious that love is still there for the two of them
  • Reconciliation could be thwart by new issues for Victoria and Billy
  • By Thanksgiving, several romances may come back into bloom
  • Adam continues to be a problem for Sharon
  • Genevieve plays herself in the middle of Jack and Victor’s latest battle


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After nearly a two year absence, Kathy Brier and Chris Stack are set to return to ABC’s “One Life to Live” just before the series ends its run on broadcast television. According to Brier during last nights “Divas” concert at the Triad in New York City, Michael (Stack) and Marcie (Brier) McBain are heading back to Llanview for a few months beginning in October, although the actors have yet to begin filming their first scenes.

The duo join Andrea Evans (Tina Lord) and John Loprieno (Cord Buchanan) as the first set of returning stars to the drama series as it gets closer to its ABC finale on Friday, January 13, 2012.

Also returning is Erin Torpey, who for thirteen years (1990-2003) portrayed the role of Jessica Buchanan (now portrayed by Bree Williamson). Torpey made a return visit to the drama series in 2008 during the shows 40th anniversary episodes that also included an appearance by show creator Agnes Nixon in the role of Agnes, who interacts with Victoria Lord (Erika Slezak) while in heaven. Torpey played Megan Buchanan, Jessica’s miscarried baby with Will Rappaport (portrayed by Jason-Shane Scott),  in the episodes. Details of Torpey’s September return have been kept under wraps despite her filming scenes way back on Wednesday, June 29, although it is understood that her return coincides with the departure of David Fumero‘s Cristian Vega (Jessica’s first love on the show). A first air date for Torpey has not been set nor a last air date for Fumero.

Brier and Stack were last seen on the show when Marcie gave birth to her and Michael’s baby boy, Gabriel Thomas McBain, in November 2009.









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