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: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Maxie has her hands full with wedding disasters. As Sam and Jason get visits from Edward, Monica, Elizabeth and Carly, Franco plots his return to Port Charles. Sam is in tears – can she go through with the wedding?

Dante gets much needed advice from his mother. Meanwhile, Lulu asks Ethan to help her disappear for a while.

Spinelli tries to come clean about his cyber amnesia.

Kristina credits Ethan for some good news.

Kate flashes back to Sonny’s proposal to her. Sonny goes to see Kate.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Maxie freaks out about wedding plans.
  • Dante and Lucky discuss next moves.
  • Something strange happens at Wyndemere.


AMC Recap: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

At the beginning of this episode celebrating the rich history and legacy of the Martin family, Michael E. Knight, who plays Tad Martin, dedicates the airing to the remarkable woman who played the Martin matriarch for a quarter of a century, Mary Fickett.

Joe and Ruth inform the family they’re returning to Pine Valley; Joe has been offered a consulting job at Pine Valley Hospital. The Martin family gather together at the Martin house to celebrate. Jamie arrives for the festivities. Tad and Dixie take a walk in the park and its clear there’s something on both their minds: a marriage proposal. The pair share words of love and commitment unaware the family is listening to their every word at the Martin home due to Tad’s phone snafu. Tad and Dixie return home to applause. Joe, Ruth, Tad, Dixie, Kathy, Jenny, Jamie Krystal, Opal, Jake, Amanda and Trevor gather together for the Martin family portrait.

Maria, who is in town for a consultation, treats a patient (played by Sarah Michele Gellar) who believes she is Erica Kane’s daughter. She tells Maria she recognizes her, too. Maria privately scoffs when the patient starts talking about seeing vampires. The patient asserts to Dr. Santos that she has been seeing vampires since before they became such a trend. Maria leaves the patient to the professionals. She tells Joe and Jake that as much as she’d love to come back home she and the children are settled in California. Maria leaves to take an important call from Miami.

Adam and Brooke arrive at the mansion. Adam is heartbroken to see everything packed up and is upset about JR’s current state. Babe takes the gun from JR’s hand. JR is ecstatic to see Babe and tells her everything he’s been going through without her. Knowing he’s headed for a fall, Babe tries to talk JR down. JR is devastated as Babe makes it clear she’s not one of David’s patients. He tells Babe she can’t help him because she’s “dead!” and vanishes her from his mind. JR lashes out at Adam. Adam tries to explain to JR why he had to disinherit him for his own good and apologizes for failing him as a father. He tries to convince JR to leave town so he can regroup like [Adam] did last year. JR goes upstairs to pack but becomes consumed by bitter memories of his recent encounters. He loads the gun he’s been carrying. Adam spills his regrets to Brooke, telling her he killed the one man who could save his son: Stuart. Adam suddenly hears Stuart’s voice.

Griffin tells David that the vitals of the patient are dropping despite him doing everything he can. David realizes the only way the patient can be saved is if he’s released from jail. After receiving a call, Angie arrives at the station to plead David’s case. Jesse agrees to let David go under supervision after David reveals the name of the patient and the circumstances. David, Angie, Jesse and Griffin arrive at the hospital and the patient is wheeled in. David reassures the patient, Stuart Chandler, that he’ll pull through.

On the Next All My Children

  • Through Thursday, “All My Children” will celebrate the rich history and legacy of one of Pine Valley’s favorite families including the Kane family, the Hubbard family, the Martin family and the Chandlers. The Chandler family will take center stage on Thursday’s episode. This week, the special guest appearances include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eva La Rue, David Canary, Julia Barr, Ray MacDonnell, Lee Meriwether, Justin Bruening and Alexa Havins.


OLTL Recap: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Dani shocks Todd when she visits him in jail. She demands to know if he killed Victor. He asks her a big favor. Irene interrupts, introducing herself as Dani’s grandmother. Todd makes Dani leave. At EOD, Irene puts the screws to him, demanding to know if they have a deal.

Tomas takes care of distraught Téa, apologizing for missing Victor’s funeral. Téa reminds him that he wanted her to leave Victor, and reveals that Baz is suspicious of him. Téa questions Jack’s eyewitness account.

John questions Irene who urges him to let his suspicions of her go; her son murdered her other son. After he gets rid of her, he goes to Rodi’s for a drink where Roxy wants to know more about Todd’s arrest. He refuses to engage her about that. So, instead, she suggests they talk about John and Natalie. Neither is aware that Natalie has entered. Natalie tells Rex about Brody’s proposal.

Echo’s tempted to forge Rex’s name on legal papers giving Clint back all of his money. Roxy’s horrified to learn that Kim Andrew’s has the gun that she and Echo are convinced Rex used to kill Victor. Cutter confronts Kim about the gun. Cutter sees the mystery patient. Kim begs him to let her keep the gun so that she can continue to blackmail Rex through Echo.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Roxy thinks John is lying about his feelings.
  • Blair sides with Jack out of fear of losing him.
  • Brody and Jessica remember old times.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In preparation for it’s last network presentation on Friday, September 23, “All My Children” has been spending each day of this week paying tribute to one of its core four Pine Valley families. On Wednesday, the Martin family will take center stage. Mary Fickett memorably played the Martin matriarch Ruth, wife of Dr. Joe Martin (Ray MacDonnell), for more than a quarter of a century. Wednesday’s episode will be dedicated to Fickett who passed away at the age of 83 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease on September 8, 2011.

Beginning in 1949, Fickett began a successful run in theater, television and film. The talented actress starred in her first Broadway play, “I Know My Love,” in 1949. She earned a Tony nomination in 1958 for her work on “Sunrise at Campobello.” In the 1950s, she parlayed her theater experience to television appearing on programs like Kraft Television Theater. Fickett appeared on numerous television series through the 1960s including “Bonanza” and “The Defenders.” She made her feature film debut opposite Bing Crosby in 1957 in “Man on Fire.” Fickett began her daytime career on CBS’ “The Edge of Night.” In 1970, Fickett became an original cast member of the ABC daytime drama “AMC” as Ruth Parker Brent Martin, R.N. She went on to earn two Daytime Emmy nominations for Lead Actress in that time. In 1973 she took home an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in a Daytime Drama for her work on a storyline that called for Ruth to protest the Vietnam war. The actress, who wanted to spend more time with her family, failed to come to terms with “AMC” in 1996 and then again after a short stint from 1999-2000. Fickett retired from the business in 2000 and was replaced by Lee Meriwether who took over the role after her initial exit in 1996.

Fickett was born in Buffalo, New York on May 23, 1928. She was married three times and leaves behind two children from her first marriag



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Last week, interviews released by The Hollywood Reporter had Alicia Minshew, one of ‘All My Children’s” most popular stars, directly quoted as saying she was “ready to move on” when asked about continuing with the 41-year old soap as it goes online. In the same interview, Minshew did concede she would be open to continuing with the show with a reduced schedule but that Prospect Park had yet to contact her to begin discussing terms. On Tuesday, the actress revealed to Soap Opera Digest that she is now in talks with the production company that licensed “AMC” and things are looking “really promising” for her to continue with the soap opera that put her on the map.

Talking with Digest, Minshew clarifies that she has never had any intention of just walking away from “AMC” which she feels appeared to get lost in the translation of the interview released last week. The 37-year old actress is married to a New York based restauranteur, Richie Herschenfeld, and notes at that some point she will have to return to the East Coast. The mother of a soon-to-be 2-year-old daughter, Willow, says for her it comes down to what is best for her and her family. She is hopeful something can be worked out, noting the people she is communicating with from Prospect Park “are really nice and really smart and they get it. They understand about family, which I love.”

Minshew debuted in the role of Kendall Hart in January 2002. The role was, of course, originated by Sarah Michelle Gellar from 1993 to 1995. (Gellar, who has moved on to prime-time television success, will make a brief cameo appearance on the Wednesday, September 21 episode of “AMC.”) Minshew has earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for her work as Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) oft-time rebellious first-born; a Supporting Actress nomination in 2009 and she landed in the prestigious Lead Actress category for her work in 2010. The actress reportedly recently turned down an offer to star on, as of 2012, one of the four remaining network soap operas.

Minshew is scheduled to appear with several of her co-stars on a special edition of “The View” on Friday, September 23. “AMC” last airs on ABC Daytime later that same afternoon.



Y&R Recap: Monday, September 19. 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Monday, September 19, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Abby went to Victor to tell him the latest drama she created for herself. She shared with him how she wore a wire for Malloy in an effort to catch Tucker admitting he killed Diane Jenkins. She told Victor how she instead Malloy overheard her conversation with Ashley about the night she was in the park. Victor told Abby to stop confiding in others, but do so with family. He assured her he would take care of everything.

Ashley was still upset that Abby wore a microphone. Tucker asked how she responded to being found out, but Ashley shared that Abby took off before they could talk. He guessed that she was scared about something other than being lectured. He gave Ashley a heads up on Ronan trying to get in contact with her. Just then the phone rang. She told him she was going to go see him, while he kept a eye out on if Abby returned or not. When she reached the police station, Ronan played her ‘confession’ for her. He wanted to know what if she called Nick in order for him to help her get rid of Diane’s body. When she refused to answer him, he pulled the bloody rock out of drawer, placing it in her hand. He wanted to know how many times she hit Diane over the head with the rock until she was dead.

Kevin lectured Billy for sneaking out to see Delia. He warned Billy that by doing it would only make things worse for Delia, especially if he’s trying not to be found out by anyone. When Billy agreed, Kevin started to wonder what he could possibly be up to. Billy didn’t hide his frustration at not being able to see his daughter. Kevin wanted to know what Victor had on Billy, but Billy kept quiet. Back at the hospital, Chloe read to Delia, who complained of a headache. The nurse comes in to take her vitals. She has a slight fever. While Delia is resting, Chloe calls Kevin, leaving him a message.

Jill was having a drink, when she pulled out the note that Genevieve wrote. Still miffed that Colin ran off with his ex, Jill set the note on fire and tossed into the ashtray. As for Colin, he was still locked in the wine cellar with Gloria. Colin slowly learned that Genevieve purposely set him up in order to keep him and Jill apart. A tipsy Gloria babbled about how everyone seemed to focus on Jill. Both questioned the other on who would be looking for them. When Colin went over to a section of the wine cellar, he unwittingly stumbled upon a hidden craps table that lowered down. They realize that there is another hidden area. The go inside, in hopes to see if they can find a way out. Unfortunately, they come up short.

Ronan continued his interrogation, asking Ashley was there to witness Diane’s last breath after taking her life. Ashley told him that she didn’t do anything to Diane. Ronan tossed in that he’s aware that she was angry that Diane was fooling around with Tucker. It’s then that Ashley tells the detective that their conversation is done. As she was heading out, Ronan brought up how Kyle must be wondering who would hurt is mother. He then jabs her with her thinking about her daughter and how hurt she could be. The minute she walks out, he calls to have a police detail tail her. Shortly after placing the tail on Ashley, Victor arrived and told Ronan to leave his family alone. Outside of Ronan’s office, Victor received the call to let him know that the blood work for Billy came in.

Tucker shows up at the Athletic Club and takes a seat across from Jill. Jill shares that Colin took off with Genevieve. Tucker offers a little sympathy. Jill mentions how Tucker not once tried to warn her about what she was getting into when she was set to marry Colin. She bemoans how Katherine will be all over her when she learns what has happened. Tucker doesn’t mince his dislike for Katherine, calling her a ‘busybody’. During their talk, Jill lets slip that Katherine has managed to give Devon a job in the music industry. Tucker can’t believe what he is hearing. Meanwhile, Devon walked into Gloworm and spotted Abby. The minute he approached her, she started in on how she felt about Tucker. Devon changes gears and shares his news about his job.

In Billy’s trailer, Victor arrived to tell Billy that he is a match to save Delia. He then instructs Kevin to head to the hospital to inform Chloe that he matched after all. As for Chloe, she gets a visit from Ronan. She admits that if she weren’t with him in his hotel room, she might have been able to be there for her daughter sooner. She also admits that if she hadn’t fought Billy for custody, he’d still be in town and be there to help his daughter.

Outside of the police station, Ashley hurriedly rips up the photos that were taken of her and Diane, tossing them into the dumpster. While Ashley was hiding incriminating photos against her, Tucker was at Gloworm approaching Devon, curious to know about his job from Katherine.

Billy was overjoyed that he was a match for his daughter, but a cold Victor told him that once she was fully in the clear, he was to leave town. He said both Victoria and Delia would be better off without him in town at all. Meanwhile, at the hospital, Kevin gave Chloe the news that he was a ‘match’ for Delia.

Ronan returned back to the police station and was being briefed on Ashley and her whereabouts. The police officer handed him a Zip-loc bag with the shredded photographs. Back at the apartment, Abby waited for Ashley, who wanted to know if she was there to apologize.

On the Next The Young and the Restless

  • Tucker blasts Abby for her actions
  • Billy has it out with Victor
  • Kevin gets ready to confess to Victoria


AMC Recap: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Kendall and Bianca are upset after reading the detailed manuscript to Erica’s new book. Kit (John O’Hurley) presses Erica to give him even more insight on her relationships with her daughters and the men in her life. The diva gives Kit generic answers but privately reflects on her relationships both with Kendall and Bianca. The discussion turns to Jackson and his part in Erica losing custody of Bianca. Zach and Jackson both privately reflect on the Kane women. Bianca and Kendall confront Erica. Ryan, Zach and Jack try to keep the peace. The women end up making up and the Kane family – including the Montgomery’s, Slater’s and Lavery’s – gather together for family portraits.

Griffin insists to JR the patient in the room is not Babe. JR and Griffin get into a scuffle. Griffin is forced to knock JR out with drugs to keep him from uncovering the patient. David bristles as JR bad-mouths Marissa and reminds the young man he’s talking about his daughter. JR tries to choke David. David taunts JR. JR threatens Marissa and Bianca again and then proceeds to follow them back to Kendall’s house. He enters the house after everybody scatters and gets his hands on AJ. Erica finds JR with AJ and tells him to leave. JR refuses to abide until the men return to the room. He returns to the mansion where he once again strokes the gun he took from Adam’s belongings. JR is shocked when Babe (Alexa Havins) suddenly appears.

On the Next All My Children

  • Through Thursday, “All My Children” will celebrate the rich history and legacy of one of Pine Valley’s favorite families including the Kane family, the Hubbard family, the Martin family and the Chandlers. The Martin family will take center stage on Wednesday’s episode. This week, the special guest appearances include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eva La Rue, David Canary, Julia Barr, Ray MacDonnell, Lee Meriwether, Justin Bruening and Alexa Havins.


GH Recap: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sam catches Jason as he practices walking down the aisle. Maxie jumps straight back into wedding preparations – without the ring (again). Franco is in his gallery, none too pleased that he never received an invitation to Jason and Sam’s wedding.

Johnny takes care of his father’s mess – and we see a new side to the mob prince. Lucky briefs Mac on the Luzetta drug case – and Siobhan’s murder, but Dante worries Lucky will incriminate himself despite Elizabeth’s support. Matt treats Elizabeth for her injuries. Maxie is twinged when she sees their closeness.

Carly and Shawn run into each other.

Kate has a heart-to-heart with Kristina, and Sonny tries to make peace with his daughter.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Maxie has her hands full with wedding disasters.
  • Dante gets some advice from his mother.
  • Spinelli tries and fails to come clean.


OLTL Recap: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Todd and Irene are face to face in their cells. She is responsible for concealing Louie and the gun that will clear him. But she’ll produce it and get him off the hook, if Todd will give her what she wants..

John admits to Bo that he thinks Jack is lying about Todd’s guilt in Victor’s murder. John runs through possible suspects, specifically Rex. Bo sticks up for him. Then John proposes another suspect.

Shane appears at the cemetery and needles Jack subtly about what it feels like to lose someone he loves. Jack tells Shane he was an eyewitness to the murder and that his father hit him on the head before going in and shooting Victor. When Jack leaves, Shane goes to Gigi’s grave and tells her that Jack is lying.

Kim diverts Rex from seeing her friend in the hospital room and comes up with a plan to prevent Rex from ever seeing the person in the bed.

Natalie gives Brody an answer to his marriage proposal making it clear that their relationship has nothing to do with John. Brody tells her he loves her.

Baz and Rick find Starr and James at Capricorn. Baz has reconsidered and wants Rick to produce their single. He works to convince her, despite James’s objections, that Rick will be a good producer. Starr feels finally that she should follow her dream and agrees to let Rick produce it.
On the Next One Life to Live

  • Dani visits Todd in jail.
  • Cutter confronts Kim.
  • John questions Irene.


‘OLTL’ Casting Two New Roles

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” issues casting calls for a pair of new minor characters.

The first script is for the recurring role of Dr. Fascinella. The script is a recycled version of the script for Dr. Pryor, which was released back in March. As you may recall, that script revolved around Bo (Robert S. Woods) and Nora (Hillary B. Smith)Buchanan finding out that their son Matthew (Eddie Alderson) was suffering from severe brain trauma. So who do you think is in need of medical assistance this time around?

The second script is for the dayplayer role of a Receptionist. The scene opens with “Ted” tells a receptionist at an office in Brazil that he has been called in to take care of a bed bug infestation. Horrified and disgusted, the woman tells him that he must be mistaken. However Ted, who claims to be from Winnipeg, tells her that he received a complaint from a woman who encountered the pests while staying at the facility recently. When he asks to speak with the doctor in charge, she tells him that Dr. Fascinella is unavailable because he is with a patient. Ted says that is okay, because the bed bug infestation was confined mainly to the reception area. As the woman screams and runs off, Ted steals some files from his desk. As the scene ends, he states that the infestation must have been a false alarm. Remember that “OLTL” often tries to throw viewers off by changing character names in these scripts.

In other news…

David A. Gregory (Ford) responded to a fan on his Facebook page asking him when “OLTL’s” last television tape date was, saying “we don’t know yet.” He also answers a question about why everyone in Llanview refers to his character only by his last name, commenting “When I first came on the show in 2009, the character was known only as Ford. When they brought the character back at the end of the year, they gave him a first name. Most people in Llandview know him as Ford. His family knows him as Robert/Bobby. My theory is he hates Bobby because it reminds him of his bad childhood and it sounds like a little kid’s name. ‘Ford’ is more mysterious, adult, and masculine.” And he previews Wednesday’s (September 21) episode of “One Life,” teasing that “Wed. on OLTL: All 3 Ford boys are back at one of their favorite places…”

Farah Fath (Gigi) tweeted Monday that it was “Back to OLTL tomorrow..cant wait for JP [John-Paul Lavoisier] to get here Wed.”

And Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted on Monday “SO MUCH FUN at work today!!! Hahaha” And then later with, “Can’t stop thinking about how fun my “job”was today.Thank u all for your support! I wouldn’t be able to do what I LOVE if it weren’t for u.”









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