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


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( — If you happened to be watching the east coast feed of “One Life to Live” today, you may have felt you were in a time warp and it was Wednesday, August 24, 2011 all over again after nearly thirty minutes into the broadcast. Turns out you weren’t in a different dimension or anything more soapy, but you were witnessing a “technical glitch,” an ABC rep confirms to Soap Opera Network.

Today’s east coast glitch, which found a segment that originally aired during the soaps August 24 broadcast taking the place of another previously scheduled segment, had been rectified in time for the mountain and pacific time zone broadcasts (central time zone feeds off of the east coast feed directly) and the original episode will air as it was originally intended on SOAPnet and

This marks yet another occasion where the east coast feed of the soap had been interrupted this week alone. On Tuesday, August 23, an earthquake rocked the east just before the program began and caused local news to interrupt that days broadcast for all or part of the show. The episode aired in its entirety later that evening on SOAPnet and upon availability on

OLTL Recap: Thursday, August 25, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 25, 2011.


Brody makes a threat to keep his secret safe.

Natalie returns the blank tape to John, who was affected by Kelly’s urging him to move forward with Natalie and asks about her meeting with Delphina. Natalie tells him about the psychic’s claim that Todd knows what was on the tape.

Viki and Dorian reflect on their history and get locked together one last time. David, after a bittersweet farewell to his Pa, rescues them. Dorian and Viki say goodbye to each other.

Clint’s shocked to see Kim. Before she can tell him why she’s here, Natalie tosses her out.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Todd and Victor have a huge fight.
  • Kim visits Gigi’s gravesite.
  • Rex isn’t sure what to believe.

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( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 25, 2011.


Zach tells Griffin he wants him to run the new Miranda Center that Kendall started. Griffin warns Zach off David. Zach can tell David is still wary of his intentions and takes several steps to try to remedy that. Kendall prepares a Welcome Home celebration for Zach. Greenlee arrives and discussion once again turns to David. Kendall admits to Greenlee that Zach is different. Griffin tells Kendall that he wants her to be happy and he feels she can’t be as long as she allows Zach to remain under David’s spell. Zach shows up just as Griffin pulls Kendall closer in his effort to get through to her.

Ryan confronts David over trying to disrupt his marriage and says nothing will come between him and Greenlee. Greenlee tells Kendall about the property bid Ryan made. Ryan learns Zach outbid him. Greenlee and Ryan discuss the recent developments.

Cara tries to convince Griffin to see the bigger picture as he contemplates going to the FDA concerning Project Orpheus. They each accuse the other of letting personal demons get in the way of their objectivity. Tad remembers that he has an immigration meeting with Cara and Dixie feels it’s best if she stays out of the way. Cara is honest with Tad about her feelings. Dixie confronts David. Her words sting the doctor.

On the Next All My Children

  • Erica flashes back to memories of her and Mike Roy.
  • Zach gets in Griffin’s face.
  • Brot asks Natalia to marry him!

GH Recap: Thursday, August 25, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 25, 2011.


Despite his seizures, Jason tries to conduct business from his hospital bed. Sam puts her foot down, and the two share a romantic moment planning their wedding. Later, Robin arrives with a shocking explanation for Jason’s seizures.

Drugs threaten to take a place in Lucky’s life again. Meanwhile, Steve questions Elizabeth and Matt over missing drugs at the hospital. Matt discovers Siobhan’s note and shows it to Lucky – what does it mean?

Jackal, P.I., continues his stakeout of Luzetta’s, making himself at home in the dumpster.

Mac comforts Alexis as she mourns missing Jax.

Diane and Max break up.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Carly clutches as Michael takes Sonny’s side.
  • Patrick and Matt fight over an upcoming surgery.
  • Sam makes an important decision.

Soap Opera Network

As Soap Opera Network recently reported, SOAPnet will be saying a special goodbye to the41- year network run of “All My Children” on the weekend before the daytime drama’s last episode is scheduled to air (Friday, September 23). Today, SOAPnet released the episodes they will use for the 2-day marathon.

The “I Love Lucci” marathon airs on Saturday, September 17. The following is a list of the episodes scheduled to air:

7:00 PM EST: Tom furiously ends his marriage to Erica when he discovers she’s secretly been taking birth control pill. Langley tries to convince Myrtle they’ve never met before. (OAD: November 27, 1979)

8:00 PM EST: Erica gives a shocking speech when she accepts the “Media Woman of the Year” award while high on pills. Kelsey thinks she’s going into labor after Lamaze class with Edmund. Janet panics when she learns Amanda has pneumonia. (OAD: January 19, 1996)


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( — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 29, 2011.


  • Monday: Maya confides in Angie. Jesse tells Angie they need to talk. JR threatens Marissa.
  • Tuesday: Will Jesse tell Angie the truth about her baby? Cara tells Tad she isn’t going to her immigration interview. Cara gets an email from Griffin saying he’s gone back to Doctors without Borders.
  • Wednesday: Angie reels following Jesse’s confession. “All My Children” creator Agnes Nixon makes a special guest appearance. Dixie wonders if Tad’s really forgiven her about Kathy after a run-in with David.
  • Thursday: Jesse tells Brot he doesn’t want him to risk his badge or relationship with Natalia due to him. Erica gets a message from Mona. Jackson tells Erica her new book is creating good buzz and her publisher wants to put her on a talk show in LA.
  • Friday:  Angie questions Jesse on why he cancelled her surgery without discussing it with her first. Cara confides in David that she is worried her cancer has come back. Erica wants to know whatever Zach is hiding about David.

OLTL Alerts: Week of August 29 Edition

( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 29, 2011.

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  • Monday: Blair tries to get Jack to confide in her. Téa receives a phone call from Victor. Natalie and Jessica remain at odds.
  • Tuesday: Tomas wants his family away from Victor. One Llanview resident is shot in cold blood. Nora asks Bo his opinion of the two of them raising their grandchild.
  • Wednesday: Téa makes a horrifying discovery. Blair goes into panic mode upon realizing Jack is missing. Phylicia tells Bo and Nora to talk to her lawyer.
  • Thursday: Several people appear guilty of murder, but which one actually pulled the trigger? Rex and Shane are less than honest with one another. Blanca breaks the news about the shooting on TV.
  • Friday: Kim is surprised by what she learns. Cutter has a surprise visitor. Viki confronts Todd over her suspicions.

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( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 29, 2011.


  • Monday: Several women dream of Jason. Matt helps Elizabeth in a difficult situation. Skye gets a surprise visit.
  • Tuesday: Sam prays that she and Jason will get to have their wedding day.  Lulu overhears a conversation between Dante and Lucky. Kristina’s upset with Sonny.
  • Wednesday: Lucky and Lulu have an emotional argument. Patrick’s ego crosses with Robin. Carly and Alexis discuss Jax and Sonny.
  • Thursday: Robin and Patrick fight over his attitude since she became chief of staff. Carly and Shawn grow closer. Something’s not quite right with Kristina.
  • Friday: An important moment for Jason. Johnny puts Ethan on the job to find out more about Skye. Two important medical issues are the order of the day in Port Charles.

Y&R Recap: Tuesday, August 23, 2011


( — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 23, 2011.


Nick and Phyllis questioned one another about the latest company that they have been keeping. Nick told her that he talked to Deacon, and wondered what was going on with them. Phyllis scoffed and said that she was only using Deacon to get possible information on a story. She turned the tables and asked if something was going on between Nick and Ashley. Nick told her there was nothing going on.

Ashley and Tucker were at Crimson Lights together. He filled her in on his latest go-round with Katherine to take control of Jabot. Ashley thought she should leave it alone. Just then, she received a phone call from someone, requesting her to meet them. She at first told them it wasn’t a good time, but became agitated when the person on the other line was persistent. She gathered her things to leave. When she left, Tucker received a call, telling them that the judge was ready to meet with him. Meanwhile, Katherine, who was with Jack at the Athletic Club, shared the news that Tucker was filing a petition against her. She assured Jack that she had a few things in the works to keep things from going the way he wants. She received a call, letting her know that the judge was ready to meet with them.

Paul was on the phone with an editor giving them a stern lecture regarding a crime scene photo. Deacon, in usual fashion, was lurking around, trying to listen to what was going on. After Paul got off of the phone, he started to ask him on the case. A curious Paul wanted to know why he was asking. Deacon said Diane was his friend and he wanted to know if there was any leads. Paul chuckled, asking why he didn’t attend the funeral. Paul soon told Deacon if he had anything to share, he had better tell him.

Heather was stunned to see Ronan. Her mood soon turned to anger; questioning why Ronan left everyone without a care. Ronan then cut the conversation to call Nick, to tell him to come see him for more questioning. When he got off the phone, Heather snipped that he was still hiding behind the badge, rather than dealing with the way he treated everyone. She soon stormed off on him.

Tucker was trying to get a hold of Ashley but forgot her new cell phone number. He was at the courthouse in the hall, when Jack and Katherine arrived. Tucker laughed at Jack being there to support his mother, but Jack shot back that he wanted to see to it that Jabot stayed put. The two of them walked inside, leaving Tucker still trying to call Ashley. His advisor arrived and told him that it was time to go inside and get things started.

Nick and Phyllis were still lightly squabbling about the whole Ashley situation. Nick said there was nothing going on. She said if there wasn’t, then tell her what was going on. When he said that they sounded like a married couple, she backed off slightly and said that whatever she did with Deacon was her business, if what he did with Ashley was his own. Ronan called back, telling Nick to come to Gloworm immediately. Covering, Nick cryptically gave his okay. Phyllis assumed Nick was going to see Ashley. Shortly after, Nick arrived at Gloworm, as did Ashley. They both realized that Ronan summoned them both together. He showed up, more than ready to question them. He told them both that based on the phone records, they both were in the vicinity of the park the night Diane died. He went on to concoct his own scenario: that Nick, Ashley, Tucker and Phyllis were all in cahoots to kill Diane, and working hard to keep everyone’s bases covered. He told them if they didn’t tell the truth, they would be headed downtown for a few nights in jail. When he received a phone call he told them by the time he returned he better start hearing the truth from them. Alone together, Ashley and Nick worked hard at coming up with a new ‘truth’. Nick would say that he was trying to get a hold of Ashley because he needed to locate Abby, while Ashley would claim that she never got the call because of her dropping her phone and someone picking it up in the park. They both said they would have to inform Phyllis and Tucker of the new alibi.

At the competency hearing, both Tucker and Katherine argued their sides as to why the other shouldn’t be in control over Tucker’s company. Katherine felt that he wasn’t ready to take on the challenges since his accident and needed time to heal. Tucker, however, argued that he did everything that was required of him: occupational and physical therapy, and that his progress should be proven in the medical documentation. The judge said he would look over everything and come back shortly. Jack worried that Tucker was definitely back on the mend, but Katherine wasn’t so sure.

Heather met with Paul. She told about her seeing Ronan. He shared that he was aware that Ronan was back in Genoa City and that he was selected to take on the murder case of Diane. She was upset to know that he was aware of his being back in town but not share the news with her. Paul told Heather that he primarily took on helping Ronan with the case in some effort to make sure that he was doing the job accordingly and to find out why he left to begin with. She suggested that Paul set up a meeting with D.A. Walsh. When he arrived, Heather worked her way into getting him to have her be the one to closely work with Ronan, making sure that he did his job accordingly and to get a sure arrest and conviction. Walsh agreed and gave her the job.

Deacon showed up at Restless Style, still trying to worm his affections on Phyllis. Phyllis asked if he enjoyed blackmailing Amber into having sex with him. Deacon seriously thought that he and Phyllis would make a good pair, but Phyllis laughed in his face. She picked up her phone and stated she had to answer a text. She texted Nick, requesting him to get back to the magazine quick.

Ronan went back to the police station, where he took out a recorder from his backpack. Sitting at his desk he played the conversation that Ashley and Nick had while he was gone. He was more than certain after hearing their lies, that they, along with Phyllis and Tucker, were the ones that could have killed Diane.

The judge returned after reviewing the medical records of Tucker’s progress. He was going to be in favor of having Tucker take back control of the company. Tucker’s lawyer wanted to have the Jabot transferring to Chancellor to be revoked, but Katherine sputtered that if he initially signed off on the deal to begin with, why did he suddenly want it reversed. Tucker tried to argue his way out of it, but Katherine presented the documentation. When the judge looked over the documentation, he requested that Tucker and his attorney look at it as well. The judge started to put him in the hot seat: either he’s competent or he’s not;

On the Next The Young and the Restless

  • Nick asks Phyllis if she was trying to use Deacon to make him jealous
  • Tucker wants Ashley back
  • Avery tells Adam she’s putting him in the hot seat when they new trial begins

Y&R Recap: Monday, August 22, 2011


( — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Monday, August 22, 2011.


Lily showed up at Daniel’s to apologize for pulling back from him on the night of his birthday. She went on to explain that Cane and she shared a Parisian themed romantic evening in a hotel room together, and it brought up memories for her. Daniel was very understanding and told Lily that he knew she would always have love for Cane. Lily stressed that she was ready to move on. As the two shared a tender kiss, they took things to the bedroom, where the two eventually had sex. Daniel admitted that he was caught off guard by what took place; Lily assured him that she felt that it was right.

Gloria was talking to Jeffrey about putting Deacon on the lunch shift to draw in more business from the women that were drawn to him. Phyllis walked in and started to pry to find out Deacon’s hours for the month of August so far. Gloria immediately refused to help give Phyllis information after she spotted the date on the newspaper Phyllis was holding. She realized that Phyllis was trying to pin Diane Jenkins murder on Deacon. With nothing to go on, Phyllis vowed to herself another way to be done with Deacon Sharpe.

Deacon was at the Genoa City Athletic Club when Nick arrived. Approaching his table, Nick wanted to know why he was suddenly interested in keeping company with Phyllis. Deacon asked him if it was wrong for him to turn to a friend, but Nick shot back that he didn’t think Deacon was a true friend to Phyllis. He went on further to bring up how he helped ruin his mother’s sobriety. Not phased by Nick’s words, Deacon pointed out that he was no better: after all he and Victor both turned their backs on Diane. Nick realized that Deacon was assuming that he had something to do with her death and told him he was with Phyllis that night.

Ronan, who was at Gloworm was setting out to leave when he spotted Heather walking in and taking a seat. Walking up to her, he got her attention. She was surprised to see him standing in front of her.

Adam was sitting at a table at Crimson Lights, working at his laptop when a angry Noah approached him. He wanted to know where the evidence was to clear Sharon. He made a curt comment at Noah and went on to tell the young man that Sharon was responsible for her own situation. Noah told Adam that it was Sharon that went on the line to prove his innocence by going to Hawaii to find Skye, and now he was turning his back on her. Not missing a beat, Adam told Noah that while he was working hard to help Sharon day and night, visiting her in jail, Noah was nowhere there to support her. He questioned when the last time he went to go see her. Adam pointed out that he did everything to help her, only for her to turn to Sam for comfort instead. An annoyed Noah realized that Adam was jealous and it was the reason for him withholding the memory card to clear Sharon’s name.

Phyllis was busy writing her dirt on Deacon at Restless Style when he showed up. He teased her for having so many secrets. He shared that he talked to Nick and realized that the two of them were covering for one another: Nick wasn’t with her all night as he claimed to have been. When he tried to insinuate that Nick could have done something to Diane on the night she died, Phyllis barked that he keep Nick out of what was going on with them. He told her that while they may have a ‘connection’ that keeps him from going to the cops on her, he couldn’t guarantee that he could keep quiet about Nick. He bluntly made the suggestion that she dress sexy for a night out with him so they could discuss it. When he left, a nervous Phyllis muttered to herself that she couldn’t chance writing dirt on Deacon, since it would damage the alibi Nick had.

An unannounced Sam showed up at Victoria’s, inquiring about her apartment above her garage. She was surprised that Victor was the one that told him about her place to begin with. Sam went on to explain that he needed a place to stay, since he would be taking care of some veterinarian duties for a short period time. Victoria realized that Sam was the one that Sharon met in New Mexico, and she became topic of discussion between the two of them. He admitted to Victoria that he planned on staying until he could help prove Sharon’s innocence. Impressed by him, Victoria offered the apartment to him.

Noah was still peeved at his encounter with Adam when Nick approached him. Noah told him about his confrontation with Adam, and the comment he made about not being there for Sharon. He admitted that he was still bitter that she let everyone think she was dead. Nick advised Noah to talk to her and to eventually forgive her. When Nick said he’d hope that Noah would be supportive of him if the tables were reversed, Noah quipped that he doubt he’d ever do anything to get put in jail. When Noah departed, Nick remembered the blocked phone call that he got the threatening comment he made at Diane; he then remembered the text message from the mystery person that stated: “Like father, like son…like prison?”

Avery went to see Sharon in prison. She instantly noticed a change in Sharon and was pleasantly surprised by it. Sharon shared that Victor stopped by and gave her some sound advice. Avery mentioned Sam and Sharon smiled. She then asked if she had any leads in play, but Avery told her that she was still working on it. She told Sharon not to give up or be down, even if things seemed to work slowly. When Avery left, Adam showed up. Sharon wanted to know why he was there. Adam told her that Avery was questioning him and figured if Sharon wanted to ask him something, she could do it to his face. Sharon assumed Adam was there because he knew she was the one person that believed in him. She went on to tell him that she knew he couldn’t walk away from her. Adam, however told Sharon that he was by far over her. Like clockwork, when Sharon told Adam that there was nothing between her and Sam, Sam walked in. Adam called Sharon a liar and walked out, tossing at Sam that Sharon was all his now.

Victor was at the ranch when Ronan and the police rang his doorbell. Victor wanted to know what they were doing there and Ronan told him that they were there to search his house for a pair of size 111/2 shoes. Ronan pointed out that the shoes in question had left an impression in the mud at the time of Diane’s death. Victor said he didn’t recall any shoes and didn’t keep track of all the shoes he had. When Ronan showed Victor the receipt from Fenmore’s for the pair of shoes they were looking for, Victor, still not flinching, admitted that he bought shoes but didn’t like them nor recall even putting them on. Going toe-to-toe with him, Ronan showed a picture of Victor wearing the shoes. The police officers took cue to start looking in the house to search for the evidence. When they came back to tell him that they couldn’t find the shoes, Ronan wanted to know where Victor was at the time of Diane’s murder. Just then, out of the blue, Victoria walked in and told Ronan that her father was with her. Not believing her, Ronan started to grill her on why she hadn’t told that to begin with. Victoria snipped that she was already going through a rough time with her husband leaving her, she didn’t feel the need to add any further embarrassment to herself. Victor instructed Ronan to leave. Alone with his daughter, he told Victoria she didn’t need to give a false alibi when they both knew they had nothing at all to hide.

On the Next The Young and the Restless

  • Phyllis questions what’s up between Nick and Ashley
  • Paul advises Deacon to tell whatever he knows about Diane’s death
  • Nick and Ashley tell Ronan they have something to tell him

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