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
Monday, May 11, 2009 8:41 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, May 11, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Powell, posing as an EMT, stops Jack from calling the police after Jack finds Todd, Blair and Tea passed out in the living room. After carrying an unconscious Todd, Tea and Blair from the house, Powell leaves Rebecca to look after Jack and Sam.

Dorian hits the roof when she learns Langston plans on losing her virginity to Markko after the prom. Langston holds her ground, pointing out how responsible she and Markko have acted. Dorian sees that Langston is making mature decisions and although reluctant to do so, ultimately gives her implied blessing when she presents her with condoms to guarantee she and Markko will be responsible

Meanwhile, Markko runs into a friend of his mother’s at the drug store when he sets out to buy condoms and calls Cole for help. Cole feels guilty when he sees Matthew in his wheelchair for the first time. Cole resists the temptation to take drugs. Lola vows to get even with Langston and Markko.

Rachel convinces Matthew to go to the prom. Bo and Nora address the awkward moment when they almost kissed. After finding Bo and Nora in an embrace, Clint lets his real feelings show.

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




Monday, May 11, 2009 11:30 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Well that was fast! Just days after it was announced that Rick Hearst would be leaving ABC’s “General Hospital”, TVGuide.com is reporting that the actor has signed on the dotted line with CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” to reprise his organic character Whipple ‘Whip’ Jones III.

Last seen in August 2002, Whip left town after divorcing Brooke Logan Forrester (Katherine Kelly Lang) once their charade of a marriage began to unfold. He is back from working abroad for Forrester International. It is understood that Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) sends for Mr. Jones as she feels he is the best person to handle a PR Campaign for Jackie M. Knowing Whip, he isn’t back in Los Angeles just to get work done.

Hearst’s first airdate on “B&B” is scheduled for Friday, July 17. His final appearance on “GH” as Ric Lansing is set to air in June, but ABC yet to confirm a last airdate.

In addition to his extensive work in daytime, Rick has appeared in a number of primetime series including The WB’s “Charmed”, FOX’s “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and USA Network’s “Pacific Blue”. In 2005, he joined an all-star soap opera cast in the Corbin Bernsen film “Carpool Guy”. The film told the story of a guy named Joel (Hearst), who finds himself stuck in life – not in traffic. He is aided by a homeless man (played by Anthony Geary, Luke Spencer “General Hospital”) that sets him on the right path. The film also starred Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy Wesley, “Days of our Lives”), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”), Sean Kanan (ex-Deacon Sharpe, “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Lesli Kay (Felicia Forrester, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters, ”The Young and the Restless”).

“The Bold and the Beautiful” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.


Discussion:  Hearst Ready to Whip ‘B&B’ Back into Shape


  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • The Young and the Restless
  • Days of our Lives
  • General Hospital
  • Katherine Kelly Lang
  • Rick Hearst
  • Susan Flannery
  • Corbin Bernsen
  • Anthony Geary
  • Patrika Darbo
  • Sharon Case
  • Sean Kanan
  • Lesli Kay
  • Kristoff St. John
  • Charmed
  • Beverly Hills
  • 90210
  • Pacific Blue
  • Carpool Guy


    Saturday, May 9, 2009 11:41 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After portraying the role of Ric Lansing on ABC’s “General Hospital” since November 2002, actor Rick Hearst is ready to say goodbye to the role that awarded him two Daytime Emmy Awards and the soap that brought him full circle.

    In April, Soap Opera Network reported that Rick had been dropped to recurring status along with co-star Megan Ward (Kate Howard). Now a month later, Hearst has decided to move on from the daytime drama series and seek new endeavors.

    While it is unclear at this time why the actor opted to leave the show, the network has confirmed that his character will leave with a bang.

    “We’re saddened for ‘GH’ fans but personally thrilled for Rick. We wish him nothing but success. Rest assured that the character of Ric Lansing will have an exit you won’t want to miss,” ABC said in a statement released via SOAPnet.com.

    Prior to his work on “GH”, Hearst starred in a number of daytime drama’s including NBC’s “Days of our Lives”, “CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful”, “Guiding Light” and “The Young and the Restless” He won his first Daytime Emmy Award in 1991 for his role on “GL” portraying Alan-Michael Spaulding.

    His last airdate is set for June.

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


    Discussion:  Rick Hearst Bids ‘GH’ Adieu


    • The Bold and the Beautiful
    • The Young and the Restless
    • Days of our Lives
    • General Hospital
    • Rick Hearst
    • Guiding Light
    • Megan Ward


      Thursday, May 7, 2009 11:54 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 11, 2009.

      ONE LIFE TO LIVE: VCR ALERTS

      • Monday: Powell and Rebecca make their next move. Langston defends her decision to Dorian. Cole is tempted to take a pill after encountering Matthew.
      • Tuesday: Bo and Clint go head to head over Nora. Jared panics when he learns Hope’s body is going to be exhumed. Lola’s subterfuge could result in disaster for Langston and Markko.
      • Wednesday: The Pussycat Dolls rock Llanview High’s prom with a performance of “Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny).” Natalie and Jared realize the truth about Chloe is bound to come out. Nora questions Clint’s motives.
      • Thursday: Todd, Blair, Marty and Tea are at Powell’s mercy. John is desperate to get to Marty. Langston and Markko anticipate their big night.
      • Friday: Powell torments Todd, Tea, Blair and Marty. Jessica remembers more about the night she gave birth. Jessica and Brody steal a few moments together unaware of a looming threat.

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




      Saturday, May 2, 2009 10:31 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — David Lago is returning to Genoa City and preparing to meet New Billy (Billy Miller), New Mac (Clementine Ford) and Amber Moore (Adrienne Frantz).

      After portraying the role of Raul Guittierez on “The Young and the Restless” from August 1999 to August 2004, David Lago is ready to return to his roots as Raul returns home just in time for the first Abbott/Chancellor Memorial Day Weekend fiesta on the Friday, May 22 episode of daytime’s number one drama series.

      Look for Raul to meet Chloe Abbott (Elizabeth Hendrickson), Billy’s (Miller) wife and the mother of his newborn baby girl, and Murphy (Michael Fairman), Katherine’s new husband. Also in attendance are Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman), Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper), Amber Moore (Frantz), Nina Webster (Tricia Cast), Esther Valentine (Kate Linder), and former flame Mackenzie Browning (Ford)

      No word on the length of Lago’s stay, but with his invitation to the 36th Annual “Y&R” Anniversary party hosted by head writer Maria Arena Bell in March, it sure is looking like Raul just might be sticking around for awhile.

      Since departing “Y&R,” Lago has appeared in a number of films including 2005′s “A Couple of Days and Nights” and the  2006 film “Dead in the Water.” In 2009, he starred in the film “Hollywood Horror,” and will appear in the films “The Commune” and “Deeper and Deeper.”

      IN RELATED NEWS

      Tricia Cast is sticking around Genoa City for a little while longer as the actress has agreed to appear on a recurring basis on the show as Nina Webster. It was recently announced that the soap has cast former “Guiding Light” hottie John Driscoll as Phillip Chancellor IV, Nina’s son with Phillip Chancellor III. 

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


      Discussion:  David Lago’s ‘Y&R’ Return Set


      • Billy Miller
      • The Young and the Restless
      • Elizabeth Hendrickson
      • Peter Bergman
      • Clementine Ford
      • Jeanne Cooper
      • Michael Fairman
      • David Lago
      • Adrienne Frantz
      • Kate Linder
      • A Couple of Days and Nights
      • Dead in the Water
      • Hollywood Horror
      • The Commune
      • Deeper and Deeper


        Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:58 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, May 1, 2009.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY…

        John assures Marty he knows she’s no murderer as they ponder who could be the person who’s been visiting Powell.  John gets a solid lead when he calls Viki seeking answers. 

        Powell gets another visitor.  Marty and John realize there’s only one bed in the motel room they’re sharing. 

        Cole faces his demons as he endures withdrawal. 

        Marcie gives Bo and Nora some sound advice about Matthew.  Bo and Nora are awkward with each other and want to bury the subject all together. 

        Brody and Jessica manage to steal a kiss at Llanfair but are ultimately caught by Viki.

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




        Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:44 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, May 1, 2009.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY…

        Jax argues why Sonny should stop seeking revenge against Jerry for Carly’s sake.  Jax has a proposition for Claudia.  Sonny finds Jax and Claudia together. 

        Ric continues to taunt Claudia with his implications that he’s the father of her baby. 

        Elizabeth admits to Nikolas that she’s conflicted over her feelings for Lucky.  Lucky and Rebecca are on the verge of making love but decide against it at the last minute.  Nikolas walks in on Lucky and Rebecca looking very intimate.

        Maxie finds herself in danger when her scheme to reconcile with Spinelli backfires.

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




        Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:39 PM ET | By Jermetria Lacey

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Days of our Lives” Episode Recap – Friday, May 1, 2009.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY…




        Sami tells Lucas he has to keep his lips zipped about Grace now that she’s decided not to tell EJ the truth about the baby. Lucas promises he won’t say anything – not even to Chloe. The conversation segues to Rafe and how Sami isn’t sure about her future with him. Lucas doubts Rafe is going to be that excited to start anything romantic with Sami as long as she’s still harboring feelings for EJ. Sami argues she isn’t harboring feelings. She’ll always be connected to EJ through Johnny, but that’s it, which is why she’s got to keep Grace’s secret safe. Lucas promises to keep it. Will enters on this. He’s overheard and not happy Lucas is getting involved in Sami’s stuff. Sami covers, learning Rafe is at the Java Café and goes to meet him. Later, Will tells his dad how he had a talk with Chloe and it seems she makes him really happy. He doesn’t want Lucas to screw it up by keeping secrets from Chloe. Lucas is fine with it, and bets Chloe has a few secrets of her own. Meanwhile, Chloe runs into Father Matt and tells him that things are just peachy. Father Matt wants to know if she ever told her husband the truth about her infidelity and she says no…some secrets are best kept hidden as Lucas walks up and has seemingly overheard.

        Rafe and Arianna spent the night catching up. She’s a bit pissed that he hasn’t been in touch. She learns about his watching Sami, kind of having a romance, but Rafe doesn’t think it’s going to work out. Later, he tells Arianna that he will always love her and she will never be replaced in his heart as Sami arrives, and witnesses Rafe’s declaration.

        Chelsea and Kate learn Billie’s accident is even graver than before and that she’s going to need help in London. Kate wants to go, but can’t leave Philip due to his injures, so Chelsea volunteers. Daniel offers to call the hospital in England and make a call for Chelsea for future opportunities. Chelsea appreciates it. She also says good bye to Abe, Lexie and Theo. She knows she’s leaving Theo in good hands. It’s Lexie who is Theo’s anchor. Kate has to say good-bye to Chelsea as well. It’s an emotional farewell, but once Chelsea is gone, it’s back to business for Kate. She zeros in on Daniel and tells him she knows he had an affair with Chloe. Also, Chelsea calls Max and says they need to talk.

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




        Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:35 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, May 1, 2009.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY…

        Opal continues to be plagued by horrifying visions and is certain something awful is going to happen.  Stuart is troubled when he remembers Adam’s behavior on the day Dixie was murdered.  Adam suffers a seizure when JR lays into him, demanding to know whether or not he killed Dixie.  Adam makes a startling confession to Erica.  David has an ominous plan in store for Adam. 

        Krystal overreacts when she walks in on Marissa giving David a back massage. 

        Zach and Liza are mutually intrigued by one another.  Liza once again leaves without telling Zach her name.  Frankie’s family fears the worst when they learn his convey has been ambushed but Brot and Taylor point out that Frankie is a skilled soldier who can take care of himself.

        “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




        Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:29 PM ET | By Jermetria Lacey

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Days of our Lives” Episode Recap – Thursday, April 30, 2009.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY…

        Rafe wants Sami to tell him if she still has feelings for EJ. It’s clear she made him think that at the church. Sami denies this and says she has feelings for Rafe – no one else. She kisses him, but Rafe is not convinced. He tells Sami she needs to sort out her feelings before there can be anything between the two of them. Will arrives and he asks his mom if Rafe is back in her life. Sami isn’t sure. Meanwhile, Rafe reunites with…Arianna.

        EJ’s had a flash of Sami in his head before he was about to make love to Nicole. Nicole calls him on this, but he won’t share what it is he saw. Nicole is not happy, but EJ manages to put Sami out of his head and make love to Nicole. Later, he tells Nicole that he doesn’t intend to share everything with his wife – that in his line of work it’s okay to have secrets. Nicole has no choice but to accept this and EJ explains she can have a few of her own secrets too. During all of this, EJ receives a call from an associate re: a file that is being e-mailed. It’s something Stefano was sending on his way out of town. EJ goes to get some champagne and Nicole realizes it wasn’t business on EJ’s mind but more than likely – Sami! She calls Baker and frets that if Sami starts pulling EJ back in, they’re liable to talk and if they realize Baker, now a doctor at the hospital, supposedly helped each woman give birth on the same day – they could be sunk. So, Nicole needs him to leave town. Meanwhile, EJ is downstairs and sees the file Stefano has forwarded. It’s on Baker! Earlier, EJ receives a call from the hit man, Masi, who informs him he intends to finish his job by killing Philip Kiriakis. EJ tries to neutralize the hit for now, but Masi doesn’t hear him and puts the wheels in motion.

        Stephanie has plane tickets and wants Philip to go away with her, possibly forever. Unfortunately for Stephanie, Philip feels otherwise. He intends to stay in Salem and help his father in dealing with the DiMeras. Stephanie doesn’t like the sound of this and tries to argue against Philip’s choice. Melanie delivers food and senses some tension between Stephanie and Philip. Stephanie leaves the room for a moment and Melanie tells Philip she’s sorry what happened to him, showing her softer side. Philip appreciates her concern. Alone and distressed, Stephanie tears the tickets up, and after she throws them away, Melanie finds the torn tickets, realizing there’s trouble in paradise.

        While going over some hospital computer files, Chelsea nearly screws up Max’s chances at Salem University when Melanie tattles on her to Dr. Baker. After he finds out, Max forgives Chelsea and promises he’s staying in Salem. However, Chelsea receives a serious phone call and she may be the one leaving.

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










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