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

Kambra Clifford, West Coast Editor
Sunday, May 24, 2009 9:44 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

“One Life to Live” Weekly Promo – Week of May 25, 2009.

Tag: Baby Hope is Kidnapped.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009 9:20 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

“General Hospital” Weekly Promo – Week of May 25, 2009.

Tag: Robin is Back!

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Sunday, May 24, 2009 9:20 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

“All My Children” Weekly Promo – Week of May 25, 2009.

Tag: A New Prime Suspect.

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Friday, May 22, 2009 10:11 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

( — Michael Muhney has joined the cast of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” as the new Adam Wilson, taking over the role from the vacating Chris Engen, beginning Thursday, June 25.

The actor posted on his website about his first day on set, and Soap Opera Network has your first look at Muhney on the set of “Y&R.”

“My first day on the set was crazy and fun and quite a wild ride. I had to hit the ground running at full speed. I think I need a new pair of shoes, but in these economic times I’ll just have my shoes resoled,” said the actor.

“I’m honored to be a part of such an iconic piece of work and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this thing.”


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“The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet.

Discussion: Y&R First Look: Michael Muhney

  • The Young and the Restless
  • Chris Engen
  • Michael Muhney

    Thursday, May 21, 2009 9:50 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

    ( — “General Hospital” sets its sights on a summer of hospitality as General Hospital (location) takes center stage.

    On the heals of the soaps recasting of Michael Corinthos III with newcomer Drew Garrett, who began airing on Thursday, April 24, the soap has recast the role of Kristina Corinthos with daytime newcomer Lexi Ainsworth beginning Thursday, June 4. Lexi is best known for her role as Molly in 2008′s “Wild Child,” starring Emma Roberts. She has also appeared in the Nickelodean series “iCarly” and the short-lived NBC drama “Medical Investigation.” Look for Kristina to take a rather inappropriate liking to Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) as a result of adolescent retaliation against their parents.

    In related news, Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Conor Jackson will portray Michael’s physical therapist on the Wednesday, June 3 episode of the soap. More on Conor’s appearance on the show will appear in the June 29 issue of ESPN Magazine, on newsstands June 19.

    Billy Dee Williams reprises his role of Toussaint DuBois on Thursday, June 4. Last seen on the SOAPnet original series “General Hospital: Night Shift” as the janitor at General Hospital, Toussaint will “return to Port Charles during a tour break with the Saints,” said ABC. “He’ll want to see Epiphany [Sonya Eddy] and other residents in town.”

    Constance Towers brings Helena Cassadine to Port Charles for another go-around as Helena taunts Rebecca (Natalia Livingston) on Thursday, June 4.

    ABC has not confirmed a last airdate for the departing Rick Hearst, who won two Emmy’s for his portrayal of Ric Lansing on the daytime drama series since joining the soap in 2004. Sources, however, state that Hearst will last air in mid-to-late June.

    A first airdate for Martha Byrne’s Andrea Floyd, wife of Mayor Garrett Floyd (John Bolger), hasn’t been released, but when she debuts in June she’ll be one angry woman after learning her husband has been keeping some dirty secrets.

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet.

    Discussion: GH Casting: A June to Remember

    • General Hospital
    • Drew Garrett
    • Billy Dee Williams
    • Martha Byrne
    • Lexi Ainsworth
    • Conor Jackson
    • Ric Hearst
    • Emma Roberts

      Thursday, May 21, 2009 8:48 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

      ( — Just as May Sweeps ends, daytime’s number one drama series, “The Young and the Restless,” gears up for the summer heat with explosive storylines and shocking returns.

      Raul Guittierez (David Lago) is sticking around for a little while longer as “Y&R” delves further into Raul and Mac’s (Clementine Ford) time outside of Genoa City. It remains unclear how long Lago has signed on for.

      Cassius Willis is back as Det. Gil Wallace, who shares words with Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) on Monday, May 25.

      Jerry Douglas  returns on Wednesday, May 27, as John Abbott takes time from his busy day in heaven to give son Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) the “talk” of a lifetime. Douglas last appeared on May 5.

      Corbin Bernsen, son of Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) is back as Father Todd Williams. He re-appears in Genoa City on Tuesday, June 2 and learns that brother Paul (Doug Davidson) has popped the question to Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott). Bernsen’s last appearance on “Y&R” aired in 2004.

      On Friday, June 5, Raya Meddine brings Sabrina Newman back to “life.” Is Sabrina’s “ghost” haunting Ashley (Eileen Davidson) or is Adam (Chris Engen) playing another vile joke on step-mommy? Sabrina was killed in a shocking twist of fate as the spouses of Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki Newman (David Chow, played by Vincent Irizarry) died in a disastrous car accident in 2008.

      Speaking of Adam, Engen has reportedly abruptly quit the soap after rumored battles with producers regarding the future of his character. His last airdate hasn’t been set, but Michael Muhney will take over the role beginning Thursday, June 25.

      “The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet.

      Discussion: Y&R Casting: As May Ends, June Begins

      • The Young and the Restless
      • Vincent Irizarry
      • Corbin Bernsen
      • Jerry Douglas
      • Peter Bergman
      • Eileen Davidson
      • Clementine Ford
      • Jeanne Cooper
      • David Lago
      • Chris Engen
      • Michael Muhney
      • Cassius Willis
      • Greg Rikaart
      • Doug Davidson
      • Melody Thomas Scott
      • Raya Meddine
      • Eric Braeden

        Thursday, May 21, 2009 4:41 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

        ( — In an explosive turn of events, “The Young and the Restless” has recast the role of Adam Wilson, Victor Newman’s son after a rumored falling out with star Chris Engen.

        TV Guide Canada’s Nelson Branco, in an update to his Sud’s Report, broke the news this morning that sources were reporting that Engen had “quit” the CBS drama series after learning that his character would become a potential love interest of co-star Yani Gellman’s Rafe Torress.

        “He [allegedly] refused to kiss [his same-sex] co-star Yani Gellman [Rafe]. Chris hasn’t been happy for a while. He doesn’t like the dark direction his character is taking. He’s called in sick a lot recently and has been taking a slew of meetings with Y&R’s [top brass] to discuss his future on the show. Chris is still under contract — and Y&R is seriously thinking of taking legal action.”

        When pressed for comment, Engen’s management issued a “no comment.”

        Taking over for Engen will be daytime newcomer Michael Muhney (prounounced mu-nee). The actor has had an extensive career in primetime via his work on UPN/The CW’s “Veronica Mars” as Sheriff Don Lamb and Det. Mark Farrell on USA Network’s “The Huntress.” In 1999, the actor starred in the short-lived CBS series “Turks.”

        Muhney posted on his Twitter page that “the new job is the likes of which i have never done…and i get to indulge in some interesting, perverse, warped scenarios…”

        At press time a last airdate for Engen had not been scheduled. Muhney’s first airdate is scheduled for Thursday, June 25 reports TV

        “The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet.

        Discussion: Breaking News: Engen Out! Muhney In!

        • The Young and the Restless
        • Chris Engen
        • Michael Muhney

          Tueday, May 19, 2009 8:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

          ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 19, 2009.


          Edward and Monica put Sonny on notice that they’re not going to let him put Michael’s life in danger ever again. Thinking of her own son, Olivia fiercely defends Sonny to Edward and Monica. Fed up and disgusted with Claudia, Johnny goes to Jake’s to drown his sorrows and strikes up a flirtation with Olivia.

          Michael doesn’t hide the fact that he’s angry with Carly for not being there when he woke up. Jax warns Michael not to upset Carly, revealing she’s pregnant. Michael asks if Carly is having Jax’s baby as a way to replace him.

          Tracy admits to Lulu that she tampered with Luke and Ethan’s DNA test but honestly claims she never learned the real results. Meanwhile, Holly pours on her seductive charms while making herself at home at Patrick’s. Luke tracks Holly down demanding answers.

          On the Next General Hospital

          • Carly is hurt by Michael’s anger towards her.
          • Johnny and Olivia find comfort in each other’s arms.
          • Jason opens up to Sam about his fears for Michael.

          “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

          Tuesday, May 19, 2009 8:13 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

          ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 19, 2009.


          Powell reveals the truth about Chloe to Todd and Marty, who are disbelieving at first but then come to believe that the baby really is their granddaughter. Powell explains to Todd how he’s going to use the baby to make him pay for ruining his life. Marty uses her skills as a psychiatrist as she convinces Powell that he saved her by bringing her here because she got her memories back.

          Powell places Chloe in Marty’s lap but seeing Todd’s relief at this causes him to spin back into a rage. Powell grabs his knife prepared to slit Todd’s throat. Meanwhile, John battles a syringe wielding Rebecca. Jessica is frantic to find Chloe, fearing she’s been kidnapped.

          Natalie and Jared tell everyone, including Bo, that Kyle might have something to do with Chloe’s disappearance. Natalie and Jared stun Viki, Clint and Charlie with their news about Chloe. Jessica has a flashback involving Bess on the night Chloe was born.

          As they succumb to the gas leaking into the room, Tea and Blair both admit that Todd is the love of their lives. Tea has another secret she wants to share with Blair. Cole and Starr try to comfort Jack.

          On the Next One Life to Live

          • Tea has a secret she wants to reveal to Blair before it is too ate.
          • Rebecca makes a desperate move.
          • Natalie and Jared confess all to their parents.

          “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

          Tuesday, May 18, 2009 7:57 PM ET | By Jermetria Lacey

          ( — “Days of our Lives” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 19, 2009.


          Sami and Rafe make love for the first time and profess their love for each other.

          Philip grows increasingly worried about Stephanie’s whereabouts as he tries to track her down. Desperate, he calls Owen asking if he knows Stephanie’s whereabouts. Owen, looking down at Stephanie, covers. Discouraged, Philip crosses with Brady and questions Brady’s loyalty to the family. Meanwhile, Owen finally picks up EJ’s call and tells him that he has successfully kidnapped Stephanie.

          Owen takes his next instructions as Stephanie awakens and realizes she has been kidnapped by the Kiriakis gardener and is being held in a morgue. Owen snaps Stephanie’s picture and sends it to EJ, using her phone. Stephanie tries to attack Owen, and he defensively slams her back into the drawer, telling her he will have to come up with a new plan to take care of her. Meanwhile, EJ finds Philip on the pier and tells him he has Stephanie.

          Victor has his nurse administer Stefano’s final dose of insulin, and calls EJ to remind him that the deadline is at hand. Victor is confident he will win, but Stefano thinks his son will surprise Victor. Brady and Arianna have a scratchy first meeting. Later, they literally run into each other again when Arianna spills her coffee on Brady.

          On the Next Days of our Lives

          • EJ informs Philip he has Stephanie.
          • Arianna accidentally spills hot coffee on Brady and she attends to the burn.
          • Sami and Rafe make love again and he thinks he needs to make a bigger commitment.

          “Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

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