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

 

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – A look at what’s happening on “Days of Our Lives” during the week of October 24, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Lexie cautiously agrees to a truce with EJ on Monday, October 24. Chad reinforces his decision not to be a part of the DiMera family. Madison prompts Brady to open up about his feelings about his father on Tuesday, October 25. Later, she tells a mysterious caller that it would be a mistake for that person to show up in Salem now and that it would ruin everything she’s worked so hard to accomplish. Brady plays a guinea pig for Sami and Madison on Thursday, October 27, when he helps them test out their new line of men’s line of products. The session turns sexy when Madison turns the heat up and pampers him. Halloween is celebrated at Horton Square on Friday, October 28. Melanie and Abby discover they are wearing the same Halloween costume. Later Chad sneaks up on “Abigail” and gives her a passionate kiss – only it turns out to be Melanie! EJ steals the spotlight from Abe once again and takes advantage of the situation by kissing Nicole. John escapes from house arrest and surprises Marlena at the town square. Will he be discovered?

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The Inside Story: Politics of Love
On Monday, October 24, Daniel asks Jennifer if she would’ve moved in with him if Jack hadn’t shown up. Jennifer refuses to acknowledge “what ifs” because that would also mean she would still be with Jack if he had never been kidnapped. Abe comes by and asks Jennifer to do PR for his campaign. Jennifer is torn because she knows it will take time away from her family. She is touched when Daniel offers to help out. Daniel realizes how deep Jennifer’s feelings for Jack are when she opens up about their nice date. Daniel shows up for his “date night” with Jennifer on Thursday, October 27 but surprises her with an arrangement he made for her to meet with a professional political operative. She can ask him about his work to help decide whether or not to take the job with Abe. Jennifer is grateful but realizes he’s giving up solo time with her. After meeting with the man, Jennifer is excited and tells Daniel she’s going to call Abe and accept the job. Jennifer pulls Daniel close, knowing he made a sacrifice for her. They kiss. On Friday, October 28 Jennifer and Daniel have a fun halloween date. Daniel confides in Melanie how hard this situation has been on him. Jennifer realizes a masked man has been spying on her all night. Thinking it’s Jack, she confronts him but he leaves before she can learn his identity.

A Closer Look: Awkward
Rafe can’t say no to Sami, so they agree to let Austin settle in on their couch on Monday, October 24. Rafe worries about telling the kids he no longer has a job. but Sami bucks him up. Later, Austin spills water all over himself. Sami walks in and they end up on top of each other…just as Rafe enters. Carrie calls Rafe on Tuesday, October 25  and apologizes to him for losing his job. She shares good news with him that she found the clinic worker who will testify that John was at the clinic, not in Paris making an illegal transaction. Carrie is shocked when she learns Sami invited Austin to stay at her place and urges him to move back to the hotel before she comes home. Austin and Sami realize their spouses are justifiably upset about the two of them living under the same roof. Sami slips into the shower with Rafe to make sure he knows he is the only man she loves. Kate and Austin have lunch on Wednesday, October 26. Kate encourages him to look at more than just the evidence against John. She know’s her ex isn’t capable of committing embezzlement. Kate is horrified when Austin tells her he’s staying with Sami. Austin tells her that Sami isn’t the problem – Rafe is. On Friday, October 28 Sami argues with Marlena and Rafe about John’s innocence.

Another Closer Look: Egg Mystery
Bo and Hope manage to get the name of the woman who took Maggie’s eggs: Lillian Parker. Maggie doesn’t recognize the name. Later Melanie sees the name written down and reacts: what is Maggie doing with the name of her grandmother? On Friday, October 28  Bo and Hope receive partial information from a background check – they learn Lillian is deceased and had a son born on December 18th. Melanie overhears and wonders why they are talking about her grandmother. Bo, Maggie, and Hope are all stunned when they realize Daniel is Maggie’s son! Maggie explains to Melanie and the two share a tearful hug when they realize they are related.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As Soap Opera Network first reported yesterday evening, Lisa De Cazotte has been hired to fill the shoes of the departing Noel Maxam as Co-Executive Producer of NBC’s “Days of our Lives.” In a statement issued earlier today to the press, Co-EP Greg Meng confirmed that De Cazotte will be joining him as Co-Executive Producer and that, “[Executive Producer] Ken Corday is excited to have Lisa join the ‘Days of our Lives’ family.”

The change from Maxam to De Cazotte is effective immediately.

De Cazotte was the Executive Producer of “Passions” for the show’s entire run (July 5, 1999 – August 7, 2008). This reunites her with former “Passions” writers and current  “DAYS” Co-Head Writers Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. and Marlene McPherson.

De Cazotte began her soap opera career as an intern for “One Life To Live” in the early 1980′s and worked her way up to Coordinating Producer before leaving in 1991 to join “Santa Barabara” as a Producer. When “Santa Barbara” ended in 1993, she joined “All My Children” where she was a Coordinating Producer and later Supervising Producer. In 1996, De Cazotte left “AMC” to help start NBC’s new soap opera “Sunset Beach” where she worked as a Producer and Supervising Producer. In 1998, De Cazotte was chosen to be the Executive Producer of another new NBC soap, “Passions.” After “Passions” ended, De Cazotte was name the Executive Producer for the second season of SOAPnet’s “General Hospistal: Night Shift” (July 22, 2008 – October 21, 2008). In 2009, she returned to “All My Children” as a Producer and worked there for a year.

Maxam joined “DAYS” as a Producer/Director in August 2007. In late 2008, Maxam was promoted to Supervising Producer. Beginning his daytime career with “The Young and the Restless” in 1997 as an Associate Director, Maxam directed a number of episodes at the drama series starting in 1999 until his departure in August 2007 to join “DAYS.” He was named Co-Executive Producer along with Meng in June 2011 in what producers called a “reboot” of the series.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With the cancellations of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” back in April it was unclear at the time as to where their replacement shows “The Chew” and “The Revolution” would film their daily episodes. Now with “Chew” filming in New York and soon “The Revolution” set to begin filming in New York as well, Soap Opera Network has learned that ABC Daytime is shifting much of its operations to New York City including talent management and media relations.

Along with the behind the scenes shift to New York, look for Katie Couric‘s new syndicated talk show to be filmed there as well. As previously reported, Couric’s new show will replace “General Hospital” in the 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM CT/PT timeslot as ABC is set to hand over the hour back to its affiliates beginning in September 2012 in hopes that their affiliates will choose to pick up what the company deems to be a more profit sharing program.

With just three hours left available to program effective September 2012, “General Hospital,” which will be the last remaining regularly scheduled daytime soap still airing on ABC and the last daytime series (scripted or otherwise) produced by ABC filming in Los Angeles, will be fighting for its survival in the coming months as it goes head-to-head with “The Chew” and “The Revolution” when it comes to the almighty dollar (ie. which show brings in enough income relative to cost). Upon announcing the timeslot shift for “GH” back in June, Jori Petersen, Vice President, Publicity, ABC Daytime/SOAPnet stated via a company press release that “The announcement does not mean the inevitable cancellation of ‘General Hospital.’ Rather it means that in September 2012, we will program our daytime block with our three strongest shows. We’ll have options for the daytime daypart just like we do each year with prime-time. We believe in all of our shows and the ones that our viewers want will be the ones that continue. There are many options that could happen … only time will tell. We are simply giving ourselves options for the future, which is a smart way to do business. The best way to ensure a favorite show stays on the air is to watch it.”

New York’s last remaining regularly scheduled daytime soap opera, “One Life to Live,” is set to film its final episode on the afternoon of Friday, November 18 and air its series finale in January 2012. “All My Children,” “As The World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “Another World,” “The City” and “Loving” were the last regularly scheduled daytime soaps to film in New York City. In the case of “AMC,” the soap moved to Los Angeles in January 2010 in a cost saving move after nearly 40 years on television. The soap was later canceled along with “One Life to Live” in April 2011, four months after celebrating its 41st anniversary.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Sources have confirmed to Soap Opera Network that actress Erin Chambers is returning to ABC’s “General Hospital” in the near future. However, word has it that she might not be playing Siobhan McKenna, the role in which she originated back in September 2010.

Interestingly enough, on Thursday, October 20, Chambers wrote the following on both her Facebook page and on Twitter: “Hey people! I am filming “something” right now. Worked on it last week & this week. Can’t tell you just yet what it is…but stay tuned! :)”

While there is no certainty that the two occurrences are related, Soap Opera Network will continue following this developing story as details become available.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — EXCLUSIVE! Sources have confirmed to Soap Opera Network that “Days of our Lives” has fired Co-Executive Producer Noel Maxam. His replacement will be former “Passions” Executive Producer Lisa De Cazotte.

This comes as a shocking development as Maxam was named Co-Executive Producer this past June, along with Greg Meng, who will remain as Co-Executive Producer.

De Cazotte was the Executive Producer of “Passions” for the show’s entire run (July 5, 1999 – August 7, 2008).   This reunites her with former “Passions” writers and current  “DAYS” Co-Head Writers Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr.  and Marlene McPherson.

De Cazotte began her soap opera career as an intern for “One Life To Live” in the early 1980′s and worked her way up to Coordinating Producer before leaving in 1991 to join “Santa Barabara” as a Producer.   When “Santa Barbara” ended in 1993, she joined “All My Children” where she was a Coordinating Producer and later Supervising Producer. In 1996, De Cazotte left “AMC” to help start NBC’s new soap opera “Sunset Beach” where she worked as a Producer and Supervising Producer. In 1998, De Cazotte was chosen to be the Executive Producer of another new NBC soap, “Passions.”   After “Passions” ended, De Cazotte was name the Executive Producer for the second season of SOAPnet’s “General Hospistal: Night Shift” (July 22, 2008 – October 21, 2008). In 2009, she returned to “All My Children” as a Producer and worked there for a year.

De Cazotte is a graduate of Fordham University and has 4 Daytime Emmy nominations.

Stay tuned to Soap Opera Network as more details become available.



OLTL Recap: Friday, October 21, 2011

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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Blair begs Todd to save Tomas from a prison sentence. Inside the hearing room, Tomas faces sentencing. But before hearing the judge’s decision, he directs a heartfelt speech to Téa and Blair in which he takes responsibility for his failures.

Meanwhile, Todd is confronted by another vision of Irene which prompts him to take drastic action. Cutter comes up with a scheme to get the Buchanan money.

In Llanview, Aubrey tells Rex about her idea for Natalie and Brody’s engagement party. Rex informs Aubrey about Cutter’s attempt to get his money. In Llanview, Cutter goes to Rex with an offer.

Starr gets physical with one of the pushy paparazzi, then is spirited inside by James. Starr is glad to be home and can’t wait for life to get back to normal. She goes upstairs to see Hope, leaving James to answer the door to Rick. Rick congratulates Starr on her arrest; buzz is building, and her new bad girl image is just the thing they need to sell records. Rick tells her that if she won’t play ball, he’ll seize control of her music. At EOD Rick has something else up his sleeve to get what he wants.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Cutter presents his deal to Rex.
  • Todd makes a confession.
  • Nora makes a tough call.


GH Recap: Friday, October 21, 2011

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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Olivia realizes she may be competing with someone in Steve’s memory.

Johnny struggles to walk.  Lisa confronts Robin and Patrick.

Spinelli and Maxie investigate the curious light at Wyndemere.

Sonny won’t take Kate’s attitude, and Coleman tries to make himself scarce.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Lisa has plans for Robin and Patrick.
  • Carly and Sam find middle ground.
  • Elizabeth has an encounter with a mystery man.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Soap Opera Network has confirmed with an official Prospect Park spokesperson that Darnell Williams has reached an agreement to continue with “All My Children” for its scheduled online resurrection in 2012. This afternoon, Williams’ former and future co-star, Lindsay Hartley (Cara) jumped over the production company that licensed “AMC” and “One Life to Live” earlier this year to reveal the news on Twitter. The excited actress exclaimed to fans that the popular actor “has officially signed on!! More to come.” All deals between Prospect Park and performers remain tentative at the moment due to the fact that an official deal hasn’t been reached between the actors’ union AFTRA and the production company.

Williams originally joined the cast of “AMC” in 1981 as Jesse Hubbard, the future love of Angela Baxter’s (Debbi Morgan) life. The actor remained in the role until 1988 when Jesse was killed off. Before returning to “AMC” for a second long-term gig in 2008, Williams played Jacob Foster on ABC’s “Loving” and “The City” opposite his long time co-star Morgan and enjoyed a recurring gig on CBS’ “Guiding Light.” The 2-time Daytime Emmy winner has also appeared in a multitude of prime-time series including a recurring role on “Felicity.” Before rejoining the cast of “AMC,” Williams was the acting coach for the daytime drama for some time and occasionally directed an episode of the daytime drama. On an important side note, Williams’ on-screen other half, Morgan, is currently starring on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.”

Williams, so far, is only the third “AMC” performer to sign on to continue with the soap opera once it goes online. He joins Hartley and Cameron Mathison (Ryan). Multiple sources indicate that the sticking point for a multitude of actors, besides not being contacted in some cases, has been that the Prospect Park executives want all of their actors to sign on to 4-year contracts. After years of being misinformed and tied to the controlling atmosphere of ABC Daytime, many “AMC” actors don’t appear to have a strong desire to oblige to long-term contracts.



OLTL PreVUE: Week of October 24 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of October 24, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Viki and Clint share a tender moment on Monday, October 24. Rick wants the Ford brothers to be in Starr’s music video. Starr and Rick clash over details. Cord is taken aback when Tina dons Viki’s old wedding for Rex’s costume party for Brody and Natalie on Friday, October 28. Viki and Tina discuss the men in their lives. Viki offers to stay home with Clint. A letter arrives at Llanfair for Clint from Kim. And Tina makes an interesting discovery at the party.

The Inside Story: Lost Loves
Todd makes an admission at Tomas’ hearing on Monday, October 24. Nora is forced to make a decision about Todd, and gives Téa a warning. Blair remains angry at Tomas for his recent actions. Todd has some good news to share with Viki. On Wednesday, October 26, Tomas asks Blair if she is still in love with Todd. However, a confused Blair isn’t able to give him an answer. Helping his sister get ready for Halloween, Todd tells Viki he plans on getting his life back. Tina claims to her siblings that peace within the family is most important to her at the moment. Meanwhile, Jack makes a frightening discovery at the cemetery on Wednesday, October 26.  And later, he spots Rex and Shane having a warm moment at Gigi’s grave.

A Closer Look: Who Am I?
Rex gets into a scuffle with Cutter on Monday, October 24. Kim’s friend makes an surprising realization about herself. Clint explains to Viki why he’s really been holding a grudge against Rex. Rama and Vimal confess their secrets to one another. Cutter freaks out when Kim’s friend goes missing on Tuesday, October 25. Meanwhile, the woman turns up at Llanfair. Tina comes face-to-face with Cutter. Aubrey and Rex continue to bond. Marcie and Michael surprise John with a visit to Llanview. John, meanwhile, dodges their questions about his love life. On Wednesday, October 26, Rex and Aubrey talk with Shane about Halloween costumes. Marcie reminds John of Brody’s past, while Michael suggests a possible motive. Brody arrives at an inopportune moment. Roxy questions Natalie about her engagement. Rex and Marcie share a warm reunion. By Friday, October 28, Cutter convinces Kim’s friend to attend Rex’s costume party. Natalie’s actions make Brody feel guilty. Roxy and Michael push John to talk to Natalie. And Shane eulogizes his mother as the party gets underway.

OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 31, 2011

  • Viki and Clint take a trip down memory lane.
  • Cord and Tina find themselves all alone.
  • Roxy finds a confidant in Tina.
  • Dani is worried about her mother.
  • John encounters Natalie in her wedding dress.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of October 24, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Olivia’s symptoms continue. Kate and Sonny return to Jake’s on Wednesday, October 26 to confront the issue at hand. Michael is not happy to learn about Carly and Shawn’s trip. He takes out his ire out on Abby on Thursday, October 27. Michael and Dante’s bonding session soon takes a sour turn. Lulu confides in Ethan. Lucky heads to the church Siobhan wrote about despite being warned against it. A mysterious woman watches Lucky. Luke’s words surprise Tracy.

The Inside Story: Bondage at Sea
Matt races to find Elizabeth. A mystery man saves Elizabeth from her seemingly imminent fate but then disappears. Patrick and Robin are helpless to defend themselves as Lisa proceeds with her macabre plan to “bond” husband and wife forever on Monday, October 24. Maxie tries to get through to Matt. Matt fears its too late. Elizabeth has a vision from the great beyond. Spinelli finds a near lifeless Elizabeth. Robin breaks lose and manages to get the upper-hand as she and Lisa struggle. Dr. Scorpio awakens to a mystery. Things get heated as Johnny and Anthony disagree on their next move. Is the danger really over for Elizabeth? The mystery man from earlier lurks inside Wyndemere.

A Closer Look: Sweet Temptation
While Shawn fills Jason in on the warehouse drama back home, Sam and Carly hash a few things out. Sam and Jason discuss the pros and cons of having a baby. Carly and Shawn draw closer as he opens up about his PTSD … but pull back before things get too hot to handle. Jason gets an update on Franco’s location. Carly confides in Jason but ends up putting her best friend in a tough spot. Shawn and Carly share a charged moment. The pair later let loose over booze. But how do things escalate into a pissed Carly charging at the hunk on Friday, October 28? Jason and Sam discuss his relationship with Carly. Franco continues to watch Jason.

GH ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 31, 2011

  • Sonny plans a family dinner.
  • Diane has news about Brenda.
  • Kristina questions her future.
  • Carly gets upset with Shawn.
  • Jason is in for a surprise.








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