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


Prospect Park

( — Soap fans across the web aren’t sure what to believe anymore as there are reports that Prospect Park is now without enough funding to support both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” on its Online Network (TOLN), but considering both soaps were just a small part of the overall planning behind the network does that now mean that the Online Network itself is dead as well?

When pressed for comment on the status of both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” the much talked about lack of funding and other matters, a Prospect Park representative told Soap Opera Network “we have no comment at this time.”

OLTL Alerts: Week of November 21 Edition

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( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of November 21, 2011.


  • Monday: Brody holds John and Natalie at gunpoint. Todd goes to great lengths to get what he wants. Baker takes Tomas by surprise.
  • Tuesday: Rex bumps into Alex. Rick starts a rumor about Starr and Nate. Mayor Finn reminds Bo of their agreement.
  • Wednesday: Bo and Nora celebrate Thanksgiving with Matthew at the hospital. Jessica receives an unexpected apology. Viki watches Clint and Shane bond. Someone in Llanview dies.
  • Thursday: (Encore Presentation; Original Airdate of September 2, 2011.) Kim learns that her brother is living in Llanview. Cutter has a surprise visitor. Viki confronts Todd over Victor’s murder.
  • Friday: “One Life to Live” will not air today. The episode airing on Monday, November 28 will pick up from the episode that aired on Wednesday, November 23.

GH Alerts: Week of November 21 Edition


( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of November 21, 2011.


  • Monday: Jason gives Carly a warning. Sonny arrives at Crimson with a gift for Kate. Maxie and Matt end up in close proximity.
  • Tuesday: Lulu unannounced arrival interrupts Olivia’s Thanksgiving preparations. Delores pays the Zacchara family a visit. Sonny and Kate arrive at a special destination.
  • Wednesday: Another year and another holiday at the Quartermaine household. Jason looses it completely. Dante finds himself in a situation when he arrives at Olivia’s place.
  • Thursday: (Encore Presentation; Original Airdate of September 22, 2011.) Jason suprises Sam. Maxie and Spinelli troubleshoot. Dante has a proposal for Lulu.
  • Friday: “General Hospital” will not air today. The episode airing on Monday, November 28 will pick up from the episode that aired on Wednesday, November 23.


( — Americans across the United States celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November each and every year – and then shop until they drop on the day after, Black Friday. Thanksgiving is the one holiday on the calender that can cause us to replicate a scene right out of a soap opera due to the potential conflict that is stored up in large family gatherings. Daytime viewers also know to expect some changes in the daytime schedule on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Soap Opera Network has gathered all the information fans of the five remaining dramas need to know about how their programs will be affected on Thanksgiving, November 24, and the day after, November 25, of 2011.

On Thursday, November 24, ABC Daytime, as usual, will show encore presentations of “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital.” The latter will re-air a rather feel good occasion, while the former went for drama. As always, ABC’s repeat airings are said to help define important moments in each soaps current storylines.

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One Life to Live (Episode # 11,006; OAD: 9/2/11)
In this episode Viki tells Todd that Victor is dead and that the police are looking for him but Todd already knows. John tells Brody that Todd is not the only suspect in Victor’s murder. Natalie confronts Rex about having Gigi’s grave dug up but Rex assures her he knows that Gigi is really dead. In Kentucky, Kim tells the mystery person about Rex digging up Gigi’s grave. Jessica tells Clint that Natalie can’t try to keep Kim away from him anymore. Jessica insists nothing is going on between her and Ford but does say Ford kissed her. Cutter tells Aubrey that he has a legit job at the Minute Man Motel so he can prove to her that he can change. Cutter and Aubrey make love. Kim appears on Cutter’s doorstep. Rama tries to play matchmaker for Cristian and suggests that he and Jessica could get back together. Cristian arrives to see Jessica at Llanfair.

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General Hospital (Episode # TBD; OAD: 9/22/11)
Jason and Sam go on a motorcycle ride and decide rather spontaneously to marry at a Chinese restaurant. They are pronounced husband and wife. Meanwhile, Franco sets malicious plans in motion. Unaware of the developments, Maxie and Spinelli troubleshoot wedding preparations. Dante proposes to Lulu.

ABC will not air “OLTL” and “GH” on Friday, November 25. Like in years past, college football will air in its place. This is a scheduled pre-emption, therefore viewers will not miss a single original airing of their favorite daytime drama. “OLTL” and”GH” will pick up from their Wednesday, November 23 episodes on Monday, November 28.

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If you’re in need of a ABC Daytime drama fix by this time, check out SOAPnet at 7:00 PM EST for the “Lucky Friday” marathon that centers around “GH’s” Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson) on Friday, November 25. In the five encore presentations chosen, we’ll watch a very young Lucky flee Port Charles after his parents are sent a lethal message (OAD: 11/1/93), discover Nikolas is his brother (OAD: 7/17/96), be held hostage by his father in the wake of a shocking revelation (OAD: 11/11/98), share a special moment with his mother, and later his entire family (4/15/99), and reveal to Elizabeth that their son is dead (3/21/11).

NBC will not air “Days of Our Lives” on Thursday, November 24 or Friday, November 25. Traditionally, “The National Dog Show” will air in its place on Thursday, November 24. “DAYS” has typically aired an original episode on the day following Thanksgiving, but that will no longer be the case. NBC recently inked a ten year deal (2011-2021) with the National Hockey League (NHL) in which the network has agreed to air a hockey game on the last Friday of each November. This year we’ll see the Boston Bruins take on the Detrot Red Wings in place of “DAYS” on Friday, November 25. These are scheduled pre-emptions, therefore viewers will not miss a single original airing of their favorite daytime drama. “DAYS” will pick up from its Wednesday, November 23 episode on Monday, November 28.

According to a CBS spokesperson, on both Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, most markets will show encore presentations of “The Young and the Restless.” On Thursday, November 24, “Y&R” will re-air a New Year’s episode focusing on Billy (Billy Miller) from December 31, 2009. The West Coast – or rather those living in the Pacific Time Zone – will be treated to an NFL game featuring the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Miami Dolphins instead of this encore presentation. On Friday, November 25, “Y&R” will re-air the December 23, 2010 Christmas episode which features Victor (Eric Braeden). This episode is expected to air nation wide but will air a littler later than usual at 3 PM in the Pacific states due to NCAA Football. “The Bold and the Beautiful” will reportedly not air on both days. These are scheduled pre-emptions, therefore viewers will not miss a single original airing of their favorite daytime drama. “Y&R” and”B&B” will pick up from their Wednesday, November 23 episodes on Monday, November 28.

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, November 16, 2011.


Rex and Stacy lock eyes right before she scurries onto the plane. Stacy considers deplaning to have a face-to-face with Rex, but Cutter stops her. During the journey, Stacy coaxes from Cutter a story about his past. Back in Llanview, Rex obtains the information about the Gigi look-a-like’s destination and books his own ticket. John and Natalie make a shocking discovery and must act fast.

Blair and Tomas bask in the afterglow. In a private moment Tomas receives a call from Calmar. Blair catches Tomas giving Calmar an update on his investigation into Victor’s murder. At EOD Tomas wonders aloud to a sleeping Blair what catching Todd will do to their relationship.

Rama and Vimal give their account of the fire at the Sun. Meanwhile, Neela compels Jack to confess his crime .

On the Next One Life to Live

  • The Buchanans rally around John and Natalie.
  • Aubrey decides to follow Rex to Rio.
  • Cutter encounters someone from his past.

GH Recap: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, November 16, 2011.


Frantic, Lulu and Tracy try to find Luke and Aiden. Lucky boards a plane back to America. Meanwhile, Luke – and his own conscious – discuss his psychological scars and responsibility. Is Luke in another car accident?

Ethan addresses Laura’s portrait and discovers a ghostly glow.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason remains resolute to track down Franco.
  • Maxie receives a dozen red roses.
  • Tracy and Lulu are shocked with news.

Buddy Speaks Out About Hasty ‘One Life’ Exit

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( — As we previously reported, “One Life to Live” was forced to replace Brandon Buddy with Van Hughes in the role of Cole Thornhart just one day after Buddy reprised the role for an upcoming storyline with ex-girlfriend Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson). Now the actor has taken to Twitter to apologize to fans for the sudden turn of events.

In a series of tweets dated Thursday, November 10, Buddy explains, “Hi everyone! I wanted to say that I am so sorry that I was unable to make a return to ‘OLTL’ as I intended due to personal family issues. I cherish the time that I had on the show and always will. The fans mean more to me then words can express. I’m devastated about this! Again I am so sorry! Thank you all for your love and support! It really helps me in times like this. Thank you and God bless!”

Buddy’s journey back to the set of “One Life” began in early August when he posted another series of tweets begging fans to help him get back on the show. “I want/need everyone to send in your love for cole! I’m tired of sitting around. Get me back on the the show so I can finish what I started. I love my fans/friends let’s go!!! No more f**ging around!!!!!!!!! Ok!!! Let me think! I hope I don’t get in trouble for this! …..standby! : ),” said the actor at the time.

Although both Buddy and the show are keeping mum on the specific reason as to the need for an emergency recast, Texas public court records from Travis County indicate that an individual with the full name Brandon Robert Buddy, which is the actors full name, along with matching birthday (verified by Soap Opera Network via district clerk), is scheduled to appear before a judge next month on charges of “INJURY CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLE W/INT SBI/MENTAL,” or allegedly causing harm to a Child/Elderly/Disabled person with the intention to cause serious bodily injury or mental injury.

Buddy was reportedly involved in a traffic accident early last month. On October 8, he tweeted “So check this out! I was headed to Dallas for the Texas OU game yesterday and someone rear ended me going over 60 mph totaling my car. I had to climb out of the window to get out of the car! Craziness!”

While there is no reason to presume that Buddy’s personal family matter is in anyway tied to these reported legal issues, Soap Opera Network wishes Buddy nothing but the best as he works to get things back on track.

Meanwhile, “OLTL” is moving forward with Van Hughes in the role. The Broadway vet, who reshot all of Buddy’s scenes, taped for the first time with Alderson last Tuesday. In fact, she tweeted on Friday (November 11) that “Nic [Robuck],Van, & I have been working extremely hard for the #Jarr & #Sole fans! Having a lot of fun, can’t wait until you guys see what happens!”

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( — In a new Facebook posting that went up just a short time ago, actress Susan Lucci has taken to the social networking service to clear the air regarding the status of “All My Children” and its move to the internet and plans for her inclusion in the online version of the long running ABC soap.

“I want my fans to know the truth. There has been miscommunications as a result of statements in the press that I am one of the reasons that All My Children is not moving forward. This is simply untrue and not the case. We have been in discussions since Prospect Park first expressed interest in moving the series online, and in correspondence dated September 8th, I made it clear that I would be ecstatic to be a part of ‘All My Children’ in a prominent way if they committed to producing the series for another year. I have not heard back from Prospect Park since then, in fact, I learned of their decision not to proceed with ‘All My Children’ at the same time you did, through the media,” said Lucci in her posting.

“It’s been a privilege and honor to be involved with the ‘All My Children’ family for so many years, from working closely with Agnes Nixon to getting to know millions of devoted and wonderful fans.”

Previously it had been reported that Lucci turned down Prospect Park’s financial offer, which doesn’t appear to be the case per Lucci’s statement.

GH Recap: Tuesday, November 15, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, November 15, 2011.


We almost get a full glimpse of Elizabeth’s mystery man.

Ethan sees wet footprints when he enters Wyndemere.

Luke pays a visit to his grandson. Meanwhile, Lucky awakes from a dream and gets a message. Lucky calls home with an emergency – and Luke picks up the phone.

Sam tries to avoid telling Spinelli what haunts her. Meanwhile, Jason comes unhinged with Sonny about Franco, and we see Jason is haunted, too.

Steve and Matt exchange quixotic words about Lisa Niles’ murder.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Luke and his own conscious discuss his psychological scars.
  • Ethan addresses Laura’s portrait and discovers a ghostly glow.
  • More drama for Sonny.

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, November 15, 2011.


Shaken Natalie finally overcomes her shock to realize what she must do. John learns that Liam is his son. Brody takes drastic action to secure the future of his family.

Ford realizes he’s falling for Jess, not Tess. Jessica finds that she’s wild for Ford. They make love.

Cutter convinces Stacy that he sincerely wants to accompany her to Brazil for plastic surgery to turn her face back into Stacy. They share a warm moment. Cutter goes off to purchase their tickets, running into Rex. At EOD, Rex spots Stacy. Stacy turns and they lock eyes.

A beloved couple says “I do.”

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Thanks to Brody, Liam goes missing.
  • Blair catches Tomas on the phone with Calmar.
  • Rama and Vimal discuss the fire at The Sun with police.

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