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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( — As previously reported, Thorsten Kaye has landed a recurring role on NBC’s highly-anticipated new musical drama, “Smash.” In case you have lost all contact with American media during the past three months of promotions for “Smash,” the series that heralds Steven Spielberg as an Executive Producer debuts “the Monday after the Superbowl” (February 6). Kaye will be playing the love interest of producer Eileen Rand, played by Academy Award winner Angelica Huston. This afternoon, a reliable source close to the actor revealed a few new details about the role.

Kaye will air in at least nine episodes of “Smash” this season. His character debuts as a bartender named Nick. Kaye is reportedly set to debut on the seventh original episode of the season which is tentatively scheduled for a March air date. The former “All My Children,” “Port Charles,” and “One Life to Live” star therefore should air through to the conclusion of the fifteen episode first season of “Smash.”

NBC’s new entertainment chief, Robert Greenblatt, is hoping that “Smash” will become the first original, scripted smash hit in years for the long-struggling network. Insiders reveal that the pilot for the series cost ten million dollars to produce, and subsequent episodes are estimated at a cost of four million a piece. Estimates also indicate that the network has spent in the ball park of ten to twenty million dollars saturating the media market with promotions for the series. The first episode of the series began airing on Hulu, iTunes and in airlines weeks ago. The series, that has the early positive critical response to go along with its massive promotional campaign, will be given the Monday, 10 PM slot airing right after the reality competition series “The Voice,” one of NBC’s only recent hits.

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( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of February 6, 2012.


Ewen fills in some blanks for Ethan on Monday, February 6. Ethan tries to help Cassandra. Carly and Michael take a step towards each other. Michael and TJ connect. TJ helps Molly stand out. Spinelli begins to believe Elizabeth and Ewen share a past. On Tuesday, February 7, Elizabeth, Ewen, Matt and Maxie all end up on an completely inadvertant double date. Matt is fed up with Maxie’s antics. Maxie causes trouble. Cameron lashes out at Elizabeth. Lulu begins a new career. Robin calls Maggie and Steve out. Did something happen between Diane and Mac? Robin gets news about her condition. Patrick, Robin and Emma visit a special place on Thursday, February 9.

The Inside Story: Relationship Business
Sonny questions where Kate has been all night. She’s about to come clean when Sonny begins a rant about Jax. Johnny wants to help after noticing Delores’ discomfort. Kate’s news knocks the air out of Carly. Olivia is equally shocked by the identity of her new boss. Jax’s part in Kate’s MetroCourt Hotel move comes to light. Sonny loses his cool. Johnny and Anthony’s confrontation grows increasingly volatile. Carly is able to soothe an angry Johnny and offers him some loving counsel. Johnny and Carly begin to make love on Friday, February 10. Delores needs Johnny.

A Closer Look: Moment of Peace
The paternity results are in. Jason and Sam discuss their future and appear to finally be at peace. On Wednesday, February 8, the beleaguered pair make time for romance. Sam contemplate the future of her child. Jason has a neurological episode as another gift from Franco appears. Sam and Jason discuss filling in Carly on the baby news. Monica visits Jason. Alexis, Molly and Sam get excited about the future addition to their family. Jason suffers another episode when he tries to open Franco’s gift.


  • Multiple dramas unfold at the MetroCourt Hotel.
  • Robin makes Jason a promise.
  • Maxie comes clean.
  • The tension between Johnny and Anthony intensifies.
  • Shawn and Michael bond.

Oxygen Media

( — Noting the nations thirst for New Jersey based reality entertainment, in the summer of 2010, the cable network Oxygen jumped into the fray with “Jersey Couture.” Except for being based in New Jersey, viewers will not see much similarities between this series and the eccentricities of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” “Jersey Couture” rather takes a page from TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress.” Both programs share the same producers. This reality series follows the fun and drama surrounding the Scali family (and their customers) as they run Diane & Co., one of New Jersey’s premiere dress boutiques.

When the series debuts its second season, Diane Scali and daytime fans will be excited to see a familiar face or two walk into the New Jersey boutique. Former “All My Children” star Alicia Minshew, who played Kendall Hart on the cancelled serial from 2002 to 2011, stops by Diane & Co. looking for some red-carpet looks. Minshew brings along former co-star Ricky Paull Goldin (who has starred on”Another World,” “Guiding Light” and “AMC”) to assist on her mission.

The following is the full synopsis of the two half-hour installments marking the season premiere of “Jersey Couture” airing on Tuesday, February 7 on Oxygen:

10:00 P.M. ET/PT (Episode Title: Say Yes to Excess): Three clients come to Diane & Co. to look for the perfect dress for their individual events. Chelsea wants to be the belle of the ball at the Marine Corps Ball, Tenin is going to her album release party and wants all eyes on her when she walks into the room and Alexandra – who hasn’t worn a dress in 20 years – needs the perfect number for her book launch party in Texas. If that wasn’t enough to keep the Scali ladies busy, Kimberly is a few weeks away from having a baby, and she’s still working in heels. She is ready for a break, but Christina doesn’t want to be stuck doing all the work. The sisters decide to try to talk Diane into letting them hire an assistant. Will Diane go for it?

10:30 P.M. ET/PT (Episode Title: All My Dresses): Diane is in for the surprise of a lifetime when one of her favorite “All My Children” actors, Alicia Minshew, comes in to the store looking for dresses for her red carpet events. Is Alicia ready for red carpet glam Jersey style? Later, a pageant princess battles with her mom over her pricey dream dress. How will the Scalis handle the dresses and the drama this season?

Watch a supertease for Season Two of “Jersey Couture”:

GH Recap: Thursday, February 2, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, February 2, 2012.


Luke drops in on Ethan and Cassandra at Wyndemere. Ethan and Cassandra make love – while someone else at Wyndemere knocks Luke to the ground.

Olivia narrows in on Maggie’s antics with Steve – and their past in Memphis. What does Johnny know about Memphis?

Carly stops by Johnny’s garage and Olivia interrupts. Shawn gets personal advice from Ewen, and there is tension with Carly.

Delores is attacked in an alleyway.

Robin has a conversation with Mac.

Alexis and Diane get drunk with Coleman, but Alexis is affected by more than the alcohol… what could it be?

Sonny surprises Kate but will he regret his trip?

On the Next General Hospital

  • Dr. Lee has important news.
  • Something new about Helena.
  • Dante and Lulu discover Delores.

GH Alerts: Week of February 6 Edition


( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of February 6, 2012.


  • Monday: Jason and Sam get important news. Maxie desire to make Matt jealous falls flat. Sonny is surprised with Kate.
  • Tuesday: More news for Robin. Carly gets a bombshell from Kate. A moment for Michael with his mom.
  • Wednesday: Jason and Sam discuss their future. Olivia is shocked at her new boss at the MetroCourt. Diane gives Alexis a present.
  • Thursday: Johnny is furious at Anthony. Sonny and Kate seem worlds apart. Robin, Patrick and Emma visit a special place.
  • Friday: Monica visits Jason. A bonding moment for Alexis, Sam and Molly. Elizabeth gets an earful from Cameron.

GH Recap: Wednesday, February 1, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, February 1, 2012.


Jason and Sam come together despite circumstances – and results are in!

Dante refuses to be part of Sonny’s pulmonary research benefit. Kate has yet another work trip but who is following her?

Michael exhibits an uncanny aptitude for business to Edward and Tracy’s delight.

Trust grows between TJ and Molly as they study together.

Matt is twinged when Ewen asks Elizabeth to join him in the supply closet.

Lulu rolls her eyes at Maxie and Spinelli’s typical shenanigans.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Olivia learns more about Maggie’s past with Steven.
  • Robin and Mac talk about the future.
  • Alexis and Diane have too much fun with Coleman.

GH Recap: Tuesday, January 31, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 31, 2012.


Luke drops in on Ethan and Cassandra at Wyndemere but he gets a surprise.

Alexis and Shawn put an apple and orange together: Molly & TJ. As TJ chides Molly while online, Molly discovers TJ is not able to read.

Carly levels Sonny for what he did to Johnny – and putting their kids at risk. Shawn overhears Carly calling Johnny – and is conflicted.

Sonny starts to make Dante an offer he cannot refuse. Delores is motivated by the unsolved murder of her sister, Rosa. Meanwhile, Ewen tries to help Dante with a profile of the man assaulting strippers.

Johnny talks with Tracy about an important issue.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Michael makes Edward and Tracy happy.
  • Kate has another business trip.
  • Matt gets unhinged regarding Ewen and Elizabeth.

GH Recap: Monday, January 30, 2012

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, January 30, 2012.


Is Sam having a miscarriage? She rushes to the hospital to find Jason already there – for his own medical concern. Elizabeth’s curiosity is piqued.

Luke and Lulu discuss alcoholism. Lulu considers the job opening at PCPD.

Ethan and Cassandra’s relationship continues to deepen.

Sonny and Kate discuss their trust issues and how they can move forward together.

Spinelli agrees to help Maxie make Matt jealous. Matt asks Elizabeth to dinner after Ewen perhaps made plans with her.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Alexis and Shawn work together.
  • Ewen tries to help Dante.
  • Ethan gets a surprising visitor.

GH Recap: Friday, January 27, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, January 27, 2012.


Sonny brings Jason up to speed on new developments, just as Johnny makes a threatening pass at Kate. Sonny and Kate discuss rebuilding their favorite restaurant, Fortunato’s. But later, Sonny nails Kate on her secretive travels. Meanwhile, Carly can’t stay away from Johnny.

Sam and Spinelli try to get excited with baby planning, but soon Sam, Jason and Robin all get unsettling news.

Matt gets uncomfortable with Elizabeth’s potential future.

Maxie calls Lulu out on her career search and alcoholic behavior. Lulu confronts Luke at the Haunted Star.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sam rushes to the hospital.
  • Luke and Lulu have a heart-to-heart.
  • Carly gets closer with Johnny.


( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of January 30, 2012.


On Monday, January 30, Jason and Sam both end up in need of medical attention. Circumstances continue to stand between Jason, Sam and the paternity results. Alexis and Shawn are of like minds on Tuesday, January 31. Spinelli agrees to be Maxie’s accomplice. A jealous Matt decides to take action but does Ewen still manage to get the better of him on Wednesday, February 1? Lulu bares witness to Maxie and Spinelli’s antics. Michael’s aptitude for business impresses. Robin and Mac have an important discussion. On Thursday, February 2, Olivia turns to Johnny for answers. Luke gets knocked out while Ethan and Cassandra continue to knock boots. Big drama unfolds at Wyndemere on Friday, February 3. Alexis and Diane get drunk at Jake’s. Diane ends up taking Mac home. Alexis gets surprising news.

The Inside Story: Seeds of Jealousy
Johnny and Carly get closer on Monday, January 30 – as Kate and Sonny struggle to get past their trust issues. Carly rips into Sonny for his recent actions. Shawn is affected when he overhears Carly’s call to Johnny. Kate has unexpected company during her business trip. How will Kate react to her surprise? Carly stops by Johnny’s garage. Olivia interrupts the pair. Carly and Johnny’s flirtation continues to agitate Shawn who gets some advice from Ewen. Sonny threatens someone close to Kate.

A Closer Look: Cop Shop
Luke and Lulu have a discussion about alcoholism. Lulu contemplates working a career that will put her in even closer proximity with Dante. On Tuesday, January 31, we get insight into Delores’ professional motivation. Ewen continues to assist with cracking the case of the assaults on the strippers. Delores is attacked. Lulu makes a decision about her future. Dante and Lulu make a shocking discovery.


  • Jason and Sam get important news.
  • Carly gets a bombshell from Kate.
  • Robin gets more news.
  • The Davis women come together.
  • Cameron surprises Elizabeth.

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