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

Errol Lewis, Publisher and Editor in Chief

GH PreVUE: Week of November 28 Edition


( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of November 28, 2011.


Olivia and Maggie both extend invitations to Steve. Steve and Olivia have a talk. Lucky’s visit gives Elizabeth hope for their future on Tuesday, November 29. Ethan interrupts as Maggie and Lucky are getting acquainted. Maggie’s reveal unleashes Elizabeth’s rage. On Wednesday, November 30, someone is watching from afar as Johnny looks for answers from Abby about the violence going on at his strip club. Michael wants to broker a deal with Tracy. With Kate’s help, Sonny finally is able to go into his old home in Bensonhurst on Friday, December 2. Ethan and Alexis search for Molly at Wyndemere.

The Inside Story: Seasons of Change
Patrick and Robin make time for romance – as do Matt and Maxie – but Lisa’s final act is clearly still on each individuals mind on Monday, November 29. Lulu and Dante discuss his career. Patrick covers up crucial evidence in Lisa murder. Robin is overcome with emotion as she honors Stone. Mac discovers his distraught niece and the pair have a heart to heart about Stone and Lisa. Maggie attends to Emma when Patrick brings her in. Robin receives important test results. Will the results change her life? Mac turns to Alexis for help with his girls. Dante is assigned a new partner. Anthony interrupts Johnny and Delores’ “official” business. Dante reveals the suspect pool for Lisa’s murder has grown. Robin makes a difficult decision after Monica confronts her about the fallout from Lisa’s murder. Lulu is at her breaking point when she realizes Dante is back in the line of fire.

A Closer Look: The Toll Taker
Sam tries to calm an emotional Jason. Jason and Sam cling to each other in bed but things are not the same. Carly calls Shawn out on his true motivation. The arrival of Franco’s gift puts the brakes on the pairs flirtation. Jason and Sam try to ignore the distance between them. Shawn, Carly and Jason view Franco’s DVD. Franco leaves his mark on the streets of Port Charles. Sam later walks into a potentially dangerous situation on those same streets. On Thursday, December 1, Jason has a difficult time keeping it together as he and Sam try to decipher the message in Franco’s grafitti work. Sam comes to a realization about the message. Carly asks Shawn an important question.


  • Patrick misinterprets what Robin is saying.
  • Carly has a new roommate.
  • Sam breaks down to Michael.
  • Sonny and Kate turn up the heat.
  • Mac rounds up the suspects.

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( — Days after being declared one of the Sexiest Men Alive by People Magazine in the Special Double Issue on newsstands right now, J.R. Martinez achieved what many fully expected and took home the mirror ball trophy on “Dancing With the Stars.” Tonight, season thirteen’s most charming – and naturally talented – contestant beat out talk-show host and film actor Ricki Lake and her professional partner Derek Hough as well as reality television personality Rob Kardashian and his professional partner Cheryl Burke to help bring his professional partner Karina Smirnoff her first “DWTS” win in no less than ten attempts.

The former “All My Children” star follows in the footsteps of “General Hospital” star Kelly Monaco (Sam) who won the competition in its inaugural season back in the summer of 2005. Before her winning run with Martinez, professional dancer Smirnoff’s best showing was opposite entertainment personality Mario Lopez in season three of “DWTS.” She finished in second place. On tonight’s edition of the popular dance competition, Martinez and Smirnoff were up against “DWTS” two most successful professional dancers ever. Lake’s partner, Hough, has delivered wins with three partners including current “DWTS” host Brooke Burke, singer Nicole Scherzinger, and actress Jennifer Grey; meanwhile, Kardashian’s partner, Burke has taken singer Drew Lachey and football legend Emmit Smith to the end.

Iraq war veteran, veterans’ issues advocate and motivational speaker Martinez instantly won over millions of new fans after first showing off his impressive dancing skills and equally impressive personality on “DWTS” earlier this fall. Click here for a look at the journey Martinez has taken since then and what’s up next for the fan favorite. In the immediate future look for Martinez and partner Smirnoff to show up on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday, November 23 at 12:05 AM EST. Martinez and Smirnoff will then join their fellow finalists on “Good Morning America” at 7 AM EST on Wednesday morning. Later that morning, they’ll join runners-up Kardashian and Burke on “The View.”

“DWTS” returns for Season 14 on Monday, March 19, 2012 on ABC.

GH Recap: Tuesday, November 22, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, November 22, 2011.


Dante questions Kate over her involvement at the warehouse where he was shot, but Sonny stops Dante from interrogating Kate further. Delores pays the Zaccharas a visit – and we see chemistry fly between Delores and Johnny.

Lucky rushes off the elevator to see Aiden, and Luke slips out to Tracy’s disappointment. Lucky watches Luke at the Haunted Star – is he drinking? Anthony makes a pass at Tracy again.

Hostess Olivia sets aside Thanksgiving cooking to comfort a distraught Lulu. Dante and Lulu reaffirm their love for one another.  

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason looses it completely.
  • Dante runs to Olivia’s to find himself at a crossroads.
  • Another year and another holiday at the Quartermaine household.

GH Alerts: Week of November 28 Edition


( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of November 28, 2011.


  • Monday: Sam tries to calm Jason down. Patrick and Robin get close in bed. Lulu and Dante discuss his career.
  • Tuesday: Elizabeth gets a visit from Lucky and Aiden. Lulu turns to Olivia and Steve. Carly calls Shawn out.
  • Wednesday: Mac discovers a distraught Robin. Jason and Sam share time together. Franco is making graffiti art in Port Charles.
  • Thursday: Mac asks Alexis to represent Robin and Maxie if they need legal help. Dante is assigned a new partner. Spinelli uses his social networking skills.
  • Friday: Monica has an important question for Robin. Elizabeth has a shocking response for Luke. Sonny and Kate continue their visit in Bensonhurst.

GH Recap: Monday, November 21, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, November 21, 2011.


Sam uses Michael’s concern for Abby and her stripper friends as a distraction from Franco. Later, Monica invites Sam and Jason to a Quartermaine Thanksgiving.

Jason warns Carly to be careful – Franco is still on the loose, and Josslyn may be in danger. Carly is annoyed that Shawn’s attention has less to do with her. Franco has another gift planned.

Kate realizes Sonny is taking a trip to get an official Brenda divorce, but Sonny opts for a different destination.

Maxie and Matt try on outfits for the “Woman Behind the Man” article – only to tumble into one another’s arms.  

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sonny and Kate arrive at a special destination.
  • Delores pays the Zacchara family a visit.
  • Olivia prepares a Thanksgiving dinner when Lulu arrives.

GH Recap: Friday, November 18, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, November 18, 2011.


Luke suffers a setback. Maggie has Aiden’s diagnosis, and Tracy reminds Luke about an important fact.

Maggie needles Steve about his Memphis past.

Patrick pays Anthony and Johnny a visit – he’s pissed about Lisa. Dante arrives to take in a familiar father/son dynamic. Dante finds some incriminating evidence.

Sonny cashes in on a favor Alexis owes him. Meanwhile, Carly invites Michael to Thanksgiving – but her son is not interested if Shawn will be there. Later, Carly and Sonny spar over Kate. Sonny has plans about Brenda

Ethan questions Alexis about the Cassadines and Wyndemere. Meanwhile, two people are lurking around Wyndemere.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sonny arrives at Crimson with a gift for Kate.
  • Jason gives Carly a warning.
  • Maxie and Matt find each other closer.

Bob D'Amico/ABC

( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of November 21, 2011.


Maxie and Matt mix business with unexpected pleasure on Monday, November 21. Sparks fly between Delores and Johnny as the pair discuss crime and punishment. On Tuesday, November 22, effected by her discussion with Olivia, Lulu finally seems to get back on track with Dante. Will fate soon impede upon Lulu’s progress? Luke slips out when Lucky arrives to reunite with Aiden. Lucky and Tracy worry about Luke’s next move. Tracy’s disappointed by the suitor who arrives to keep her company on Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 23.

NOTE: On Thursday, November 24, “General Hospital will air an encore presentation. “GH” will not air on Friday, November 25.

The Inside Story: Forget You Not
Sam tries to distract herself by focusing on Michael’s problems. Jason warns Carly that Franco still poses a real threat to her and Josslyn. Shawn’s single-minded focus agitates Carly. Franco prepares another surprise. Monica, meanwhile, invites Jason and Sam to the Quartermaine Thanksgiving. Shawn prepares a special feast for Carly. Jason and Sam remain profoundly haunted despite their efforts to move forward. Jason flips out at the Quartermaine Thanksgiving celebration on Wednesday, November 23. Franco leaves a gift for Josslyn.

A Closer Look: I Love You (Not)
On Monday, November 21, Kate realizes Sonny is going away to officially end his marriage to Brenda. Sonny makes a slight alteration to his plans and arrives to see Kate with a surprise. Dante confronts Kate about her involvement at the warehouse where he was shot. Sonny orders Dante to back off. Kate and Sonny arrive at a special destination. Later, Sonny is surprised to find Kate’s hotel room empty.


  • Sam tries to calm Jason down.
  • Kate helps Sonny face the past.
  • Mac finds a distraught Robin.
  • Dante is assigned a new partner.
  • Elizabeth’s reaction to Luke shocks everybody.

GH Recap: Thursday, November 17, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, November 17, 2011.


Aiden’s bruising symptoms cause concern for Steve, Monica, Robin and Maggie. Meanwhile, Tracy and Lulu express shock about Lucky’s request for Luke.

Jason remains resolute to track down Franco. Can he and Sam keep it themselves together before emotional shutdown? Maxie receives a dozen red roses – could they be from Franco?

Matt agrees to be part of Maxie’s upcoming magazine spread.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Luke has a setback.
  • Carly and Sonny spar over Kate.
  • Steve and Maggie discuss their past.

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.

Disney/ABC Television Group

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.

Disney/ABC Television Group

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.

Craig Sjodin/ABC

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.

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