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
Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:48 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, April 30, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

John and Marty’s plan works and Marty is allowed to visit Powell, who seems to have no recognition of her.  John makes a surprising discovery while snooping through Powell’s file at the institution. 

Starr panics when Todd demands that she move back home with him, Jack and Sam.  Starr is forced to leave Cole in his time of need but promises she’ll be back.

Bo and Nora hide out in Bo’s car outside Matthew’s school, concerned about their son’s welfare.  The bond between Bo and Nora grows stronger over their shared emotions about Matthew and they end up close to a kiss. Will they kiss?

Matthew treats Destiny badly when she tells him the real reason Becca said she was his friend.  Matthew, however, soon sees Becca for what she really is.

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




Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:36 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, April 30, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Lucky accuses Nikolas of only kissing Elizabeth in an immature effort to try to pay him back for going out with Rebecca.  Nikolas and Elizabeth get slightly tipsy over drinks at Jake’s and end up kissing for real, which Lucky and Rebecca arrive in time to witness.  Rebecca makes a cryptic phone call. 

Luke convinces Ethan to find out once and for all whether or not they’re father and son. 

Jax implores Jason not to tell Carly about Jerry’s role in Michael’s shooting as he’s afraid the added stress could kill her. 

Patrick and Ingrid find themselves well matched when Jax asks Patrick to consult on Michael’s case.  Maxie comes up with a plan to try and get Spinelli back.

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




Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:07 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, April 30, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jake tells Amanda that the details about giving her baby up for adoption have been worked out and she’ll never have to see the child as she requested.  Amanda admits to Jake that she’s fallen in love with her unborn baby boy and can’t give him up. 

Zach is affected when he remembers the deep love he and Kendall shared.  Ryan and Kendall go public with their relationship, refusing to hide their love for one another any longer. Stuart remembers seeing Adam with a satin ribbon when Tad and Jesse question him about Dixie’s murder. 

JR asks Adam point blank if he killed Dixie.  Scott moves forward with his plans to test the heart valve as soon as possible and gets Jake onboard as well.  JR clashes with Scott when he tries to put a stop to his plans. Randi gets an upsetting phone call while waiting to connect with Frankie on the webcam.

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




Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:0 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 4, 2009.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: VCR ALERTS

    • Monday: Blair is released from the hospital and ready to face off against Todd. Starr finds Cole in a rough state. John and Marty are affected by their close quarters.

    • Tuesday: Cole makes a confession to Rachel. Cristian and Layla paint. Schuyler vows to uncover Stacy’s evil plot. Starr and Schuyler make amends.

    • Wednesday: Gigi is shattered when Rex brushes her off. Starr and Cole receive interesting news about their baby. Lola is up to no good. Stan and Stacy have a debt to settle.

    • Thursday: John bites off more than he can chew when he visits Powell, who plots his next move with his accomplice. Téa has Todd on her brain. Kyle blackmails Jared and Natalie after learning the truth about baby Chloe. Blair and Jack see more of Téa than they bargained for.

    • Friday: Marty is in grave danger. Todd, Téa, and Blair are at the mercy of the KAD killer. Lola rats out Langston and Markko to Dorian.

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




Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:13 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 4, 2009.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Jason confides his dilemma to Sam. Lucky and Elizabeth reach a new understanding. Rebecca wants to set the record straight with Nikolas.
  • Tuesday: Claudia fears she’s losing the baby. Tracy remains convinced that Ethan is pulling a con on Luke. Rebecca finds herself at Wyndemere.
  • Wednesday: Jason has alrming news for Carly. Rebecca and Nikolas grow closer. Spinelli is reluctant to come to Maxie’s rescue.
  • Thursday: Sonny and Carly make a decision about Michael. Things heat up between Nikolas and Rebecca. Luke and Ethan learn whether or not they’re father and son.
  • Friday: Sonny and Carly are on pins and needles during Michael’s surgery. Alexis grows more suspicious of Rebecca. Maxie gets hot and heavy with Spinelli.

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




Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:08 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 4, 2009.

ALL MY CHILDREN: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Krystal is desperate to keep her secret from Tad. David sees red when Marissa sides with JR. Zach and Kendall face another crisis with Ian.
  • Tuesday: Erica wants Ryan to back off of Kendall. Adam tortures Krystal when he threatens to expose her secret. Angie, Jesse and Randi get news about Frankie.
  • Wednesday: David wonders what Adam is holding over Krystal. Jake declares his love for Amanda. Adam wants to make a deal with David.
  • Thursday: JR is furious with Adam for using Little Adam as a bargaining chip. Zach tries to ease Kendall’s fears. Krystal reveals her secret to Tad.
  • Friday: Scott makes a disturbing discovery. David is up to no good. Annie is closer than Aidan realizes.

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




Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:01 PM ET | By Errol Lewis


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Have a question for Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine, “General Hospital”)? If so, send them our way as Soap Opera Network brings you an upcoming interview with the talented actor.

We’re working on something special and exclusive for fans of Tyler and his work on “GH” and his many contributions to the entertainment industry and charitable initiatives.

Questions can be sent to askaway@sonuni.com. Please have questions sent in no later than Thursday, April 30 at 11:59 PM ET.

In addition to his work on “GH,” Tyler has appeared in a number of primetime television series including The WB’s “Angel,” “Felicity” and “Charmed.” In 2001, he appeared along-side Michael T. Weiss (ex-Mike Horton, “Days of our Lives”) in NBC’s “The Pretender” as Ethan, half-brother of Jarod (Weiss) and Miss Parker (Andrea Parker).

Recently he completed filming on the GruntWorks Entertainment film “Raven,” a vampire thriller which is a cross between “Interview with a Vampire” and “The Lost Boys.” The film is currently in post-production and will be ready for distribution this year. Christopher plays the role of Vlad. Also starring in the production is former “GH” co-star and on-screen love interest Alicia Leigh Willis (ex-Courtney Matthews) as Sandra and Tristan Rogers (ex-Robert Scorpio) as the Ancient Priest.

Also due out this year is “The New York City Kitties,” where Christopher finds himself against four sexy woman fighting evil and protecting New York City from the Handsome Devil aka: Alexander Vander Platt (Christopher).

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


Discussion: Ask Away: Tyler Christopher


  • General Hospital
  • Tyler Christopher


    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:41 AM ET | By Errol Lewis


    alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As May Sweeps heats up “The Young and the Restles” goes all out.

    Although she’s been dead for the last  four years, Cassie Newman is returning to “The Young and the Restless” on Wednesday, May 6 as actress Camryn Grimes reprises the role during a dream sequence that finds Sharon (Sharon Case) guided by Cassie on what life would be like for Nicholas (Joshua Morrow) and her (think ghost from Christmas past). Will Cassie lead Sharon back to Nicholas, or will Jack (Peter Bergman) be waiting in the wings to catch her fall? Tune in to find out!

    As if one ghost/spirit wasn’t enough, on Tuesday, May 5, Jerry Douglas (John Abbot) is back to give life advice to son Billy Abbot (Billy Miller), who recently married Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and is in the process of rekindling his romance with old flame Mackenzie Browning (Clementine Ford).

    Actor and soap opera veteran James Hendy (“Ryan’s Hope,” “All My Children,” “Melrose Place”) will play the Governor beginning Friday, May 8, when Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) makes a request on Kevin (Greg Rikaart) and Amber’s (Adrienne Frantz) behalf.

    On Monday, May 11, stylist and “Y&R” fashion blogger George Kotslopoulos appears as himself as he gives fashion advice to Chloe.

    Nia Peeples returns as Karen Taylor Winters on Thursday, May 14, as Karen serves Neil with divorce papers. How does Neil (Kristoff St. John) celebrate the end of his marriage? Well dancing with Tyra (Eva Marcille) of course as Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil) share bachelor/bachelorette parties.

    After returning to Genoa City for Katherine and Murphy’s (Michael Fairman) wedding on Friday, May 1, Trisha Cast is back as Nina Webster on Fridy, May 15 for Lily Winters and Cane Ashby’s  wedding as well. Also returning for the “Lane” wedding is former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” starlet Tatyana Ali as Roxanne.

    Lastly, look for “Touched by an Angel” star Della Reese beginning Monday, May 18 as she joins the cast as Neil’s Aunt Virginia. The role is recurring.

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


    Discussion: Y&R Casting Report: May Checking In


    • All My Children
    • Ryan’s Hope
    • The Young and the Restless
    • Sharon Case
    • Kristoff St. John
    • Joshua Morrow
    • Melrose Place
    • Tatyana Ali
    • Elizabeth Hendrickson
    • Peter Bergman
    • Daniel Goddard
    • Christel Khalil
    • Camryn Grimes
    • George Kotslopoulos
    • James Hendy
    • Nia Peeples
    • Eva Marcille
    • Jeanne Cooper
    • Michael Fairman
    • Trisha Cast
    • Della Reese
    • Touched by an Angel
    • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air


      Sunday, April 27, 2009 4:48 PM ET | By Errol Lewis


      alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After playing the role of Lily Snyder on CBS’ “As The World Turns” off-and-on for 23 years, actress Martha Byrne is now heading to Port Charles to play along-side John Bolger as the wife of Mayor Floyd (Bolger) reports SOAPnet.com.

      Over the weekend buzz was growing that Byrne would be heading to “GH” in a then unknown role. SOAPnet spoke with Jason Thompson during the ABC Daytime/SOAPnet sponsored Stagecoach, and he shared his thoughts on the news.

      “I’m really excited, there’s a lot of good stuff coming. I just heard that Martha Byrne is going to be joining the show, which is great. It’s always good to have someone shake things up — and especially when it’s someone who’s had such a distinguished career in daytime,” says Thompson.

      Storyline details are being kept underwraps, but let’s hope that Byrne’s character won’t have to suffer at the hands of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and his minions like so many characters who had potential had to.

      Recently, Byrne has been playing her hand as a writer on CBS’  ”The Bold and the Beautiful.” She wrote the April 14 episode of the soap.

      “I sent [head writer] Brad Bell some writing samples to get his feedback, and I got an e-mail saying he loved the material and wanted me to write a spec script for ‘B&B,’” said Byrne to Carolyn Hinsey in the April 10 Edition of the New York Daily News. “Based on that spec, I got a trial deal with the show.”

      It is unclear at this time as to whether Byrne’s role on “GH” will conflict with any future possibilities she may have with “B&B,” but in any case, we’re glad to have the actress/writer back in daytime.

      In 2008, Byrne left “ATWT” after a contract dispute with show producers. Noelle Beck took over the role of Lily Snyder in May 2008.

      In addition to her work on “ATWT,” Byrne has appeared as a guest-star in such series as “Murder, She Wrote” and “Silk Stalkings.” She is also an Executive Producer for the short film “Bye Bye Sally,” which is set for release later this year.

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


      Discussion: Martha Byrne Heading to Port Charles


      • The Bold and the Beautiful
      • General Hospital
      • As The World Turns
      • Martha Byrne
      • John Bolger
      • Noelle Beck
      • Murder
      • She Wrote
      • Silk Stalkings
      • Bye Bye Sally


        Saturday, April 25, 2009 6:33 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

        alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) –  She isn’t a soap star, but life’s a soap opera – right? Sherri Shepherd of ABC Daytime’s “The View” will appear on “Friday Night SmackDown” along-side WWE Superstar MVP.

        Since appearing on “The View,” MVP has become fast friends with Shepherd and invited her to appear on his turf on the Friday, May 1 episode of the program. The episode airs at 8:00 PM ET (check local listings).

        Will Shepherd head into the ring and lay the SmackDown on a Superstar? Tune in to find out.

        Among Shepherd’s duties as co-host of “The View,” the actress/talk show host consistently takes viewers behind the scenes of daytime and primetime’s biggest shows, more recently she took a look behind the scenes of ABC’s ”Dancing with the Stars.” She also routinely hosts ABC Daytime initiatives including “The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” in June 2008 with “All My Children’s” Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery). In November 2008, Shepherd re-teamed with Mathison as co-host of the final Super Soap Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.

        Outside of “The View,” Shepherd is returning to her acting roots via a primetime sitcom pilot for Lifetime in which she’ll play a character loosely based on herself. In the series, she’ll play a woman who invites her husband’s mistress and her illegitimate child to move into her house. The series was originally developed for The CW Television Network, but was passed over. If picked up, the series will likely join the Lifetime comedy hit “Rita Rocks” and reruns of “Reba” during the networks Monday night comedy block.

        “The View” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com. Check local listings.
        “Friday Night SmackDown” airs Fridays on MyNetworkTV. Check local listings.


        Discussion: ‘The View’s’ Sherri Shepherd on ‘SmackDown’


        • Sherri Shepherd
        • MVP
        • The View Friday Night SmackDown
        • Rita Rocks
        • Reba








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