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
Monday, June 2, 2008 2:51 AM | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Children are a precious thing.

THIS WEEK ON: DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Lucas and Sami’s daughter, Allie, is handed over to child protective services, while Lexie and Abe learn that their son Theo is having trouble at school. Max Brady runs into John Black, and the two face off. Nicole threatens to reveal EJ’s secrets. Bo and Hope question Paul about the mysterious activity going on at the docks.

What to Watch

  • Victor throws a fit and forbids Philip from seeing Chloe.
  • The Brady Pub is honored with a green certification for all the work they’ve done to help protect the environment. The family throws a party in celebration.



Monday, June 2, 2008 3:45 AM | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A murder plot is set.

THIS WEEK ON: PASSIONS

Sam carries a dying Ivy into the ER, and it is up to Eve to save her life. Finding her plan to make Ivy her next victim thwarted, Viki is confronted by Vincent who gives her a proposition. Juanita finds a picture of Luis in a bookstore and believes it is the key to her finding out where Pilar and her family are. Tabitha uses her magic in hopes of saving Harmony from impending doom.

The Inside Story: Pilar’s Chance to Save her Family

Pilar tries her best to convince her family that they all must leave Harmony at once before they all succumb to Juanita’s wrath, but no one is willing to listen. Pilar comes up with an impromptu trip out of town to save her loved ones from impending doom. In a last ditch effort, Pilar pleads with her family to leave town with her, but is unable to reveal why. Kay and Fancy, however, know what is going on and try to help Pilar’s efforts. Luis and Miguel are suspicious of their other half’s agendas.

A Closer Look: The Wedding Plans Begin

Theresa, in disguise, overhears Ethan and Gwen discussing plans on renewing their wedding vows. Although heartbroken, she is pleased when Gwen asks her to take Ethan’s measurements for his tuxedo.

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What to Watch

  • Viki and Vincent plot a murder spree in Harmony and find the upcoming nuptials of Luis/Fancy, Miguel/Kay, and the renewal of vows of Ethan/Gwen the perfect events to get the job done.
  • Theresa refuses to leave Ethan with Gwen despite her mother’s pleas for her to leave town with the family.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 9, 2008

  • Monday: Gwen complains about Little Ethan to Gertrude; Luis and Miguel agree to take part in the family trip; Juanita has questions for Kay.
  • Tuesday: Ethan finds Theresa’s diary; Rebecca has a warning for Gwen; Tabitha worries about Kay’s wedding.

  • Wednesday: Gwen wants to move up the wedding date; Juanita plots to sabotage the wedding ceremonies; Pretty plots to keep Luis and Fancy’s wedding from happening.



Monday, June 2, 2008 2:30 AM | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A mystery man hits town and causes havoc for some Springfield citizen’s.

THIS WEEK ON: GUIDING LIGHT

A mystery man hits Springfield and sets his sights on Daisy, but it is Ashlee who causes a “twist” of fate and finds herself at the mercy of “dog-tag man.” Cyrus heads to Harley’s house only to find unpaid bills and final notices. Hoping to help out he hits up Dinah for some cash, but she refuses. Finding a dead end, Cyrus tries to steal a painting that Adrianna is willing to pay big bucks for. Mallet catches Cyrus, but the evidence is no where to be found. Bill offers to help out a nauseous Ava, but she finds Remy more appealing. Lizzie seeks out Reva’s help when it comes to Bill, who makes it clear that Lizzie and he were a mistake and they are over.

The Inside Story: Jeffrey’s Awake

Jeffrey wakes up in a hospital bed to an ecstatic Reva, who reveals he was shot. Joshua informs Cassie that Jeffrey has awoken, which prompts her to propose a visit. Jeffrey insists to the police that his shooting was an accident, but the evidence proves otherwise. Jeffrey reveals to Reva that he lied to the cops when he said he remembered everything that happened. Reva and Jeffrey avert marriage talk. Olivia visits Jeffrey and informs him that Ava is happy to know that he is going to be fine, and that she would miss him if he ever left her as she likes having her father around. Reva is annoyed by Jeffrey’s current stance on their marriage plans.

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What to Watch

  • Just who is “G?” This week family ties are revealed.



Sunday, June 1, 2008 3:45 PM | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Relinquishing the power one holds could land others in more danger than ever anticipated.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

The Zacchara’s are homeless now that Jason has burned down their mansion, so the family is forced to take shelter at the MetroCourt Hotel run by Jax and Carly Jacks. While Jax wants them out of his hotel, Carly informs him that the Zacchara’s are more than welcome to stay in her hotel. Edward and Tracy are appalled when they catch Johnny and Lulu in bed together at the mansion. Anthony Zacchara takes his time in plotting his revenge on Jason. Claudia and Nikolas grow closer as the kisses get hotter and a growing family war is set off. Carly warns Lulu to stay away from Claudia. Lulu warns Nikolas to stay away from Claudia. Johnny warns Claudia to stay away from Nikolas. Claudia warns Lulu to stay away from Johnny.

The Inside Story: The Mob Life Hits Close to Home

Now that Sonny has relinquished his power to Jason, he finds that life is different for a man on the up and up. Kate admits to Sonny that she loves him so much that it scares her. Ric admits to Sonny that now that Jason has taken action against the Zacchara’s, his family could be in more danger than ever before. Jason makes it clear to Sonny that he is in charge now. When Kate has problems with one of Crimson’s main distributors, Sonny intervenes and he and Kate fight over his butting his nose in her business. Sonny faces the realities of being ‘out’ of the business.

A Closer Look: Advice for Spinelli

Everyone in town has decided to give Spinelli pointers on how to win a girl’s heart starting with Sam. Patrick offers Spinelli a job, while Robin suspects Spinelli is sabotaging her blog on Patrick’s orders and questions Maxie. Spinelli tries to pick up a girl at Jake’s but things don’t go as planned. Diane inadvertently gives Spinelli some bad advice, which he acts on when he sees Maxie. Sonny once again takes his anger out on Spinelli, who finds an understanding Leyla appealing.

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What to Watch

  • Robin is disturbed by the bad reception her blog is receiving.
  • Lulu accuses Tracy of using her anger over Luke’s disappearance on her.
  • Jax is furious with Carly when she refuses to distance herself from Jason and his ties to the mob.
  • Nikolas visits Emily’s grave for the first time since her funeral.
  • Monica admits to Jason that she wishes things could be different and that he never got himself involved with Sonny.
  • Jax and Carly make up and discuss baby plans just before making love.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 9, 2008

  • Monday: Sonny finds life hard without ‘the life;’ Claudia has a proposition for Maxie; Spinelli is stuck in an unexpected situation.
  • Tuesday: Sonny questions his decisions; Alexis once again asks Sonny to relinquish his parental rights to Kristina; Spinelli inspires Leyla.
  • Wednesday: Carly has revenge on her mind when it comes to Kate; Luke contacts Sam; Robin shares her fears with Elizabeth.
  • Thursday: Claudia has a warning for Lulu; Jax helps Spinelli change his look; Lucky and Sam land in Mexico while searching for Luke.

  • Friday: Jerry has a new game to play with Claudia; Sonny thinks Carly won’t keep him from his sons forever; Robin is rushed to the hospital.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008 5:15 PM EST | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children’s” Cameron Mathison and “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd team up as co-hosts of the “35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” which will air live on Friday, June 20 at 8:00 PM EST/PST (tape-delayed to the West Coast) from Hollywood’s Kodak Theater on the ABC Television Network. SOAPnet original series “MVP” to air immediately after the two-hour Emmy telecast.

“Cameron and Sherri both have such an inviting way about them. Viewers will feel like they’re in the Kodak and part of the excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this year’s broadcast,” said Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group. “They bring the perfect vibe to the celebratory atmosphere of this show.”

“We are excited to have two of the biggest supporters of daytime programming as our hosts,” said show executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss. “The audience – both in the Kodak and at home – is in for a very entertaining evening, courtesy of Cameron and Sherri.”

“MVP,” also known as the “Secret Lives of Hockey Wives,” tells the story of the Mustangs hockey team and gives viewers a behind the scenes look at their lives off the ice.

“The Daytime Emmys are the perfect springboard into SOAPnet’s new original series. We have a unique opportunity to leverage the strength of the division and showcase a great new dramatic series to a broad audience that loves serialized drama,” said Frons.

The series is an original production of Screen Door Inc., with Mary Young Leckie and Heather Haldane serving as executive producers. It was cancelled in March by its Canadian broadcaster the CBC. Each episode reportedly cost about $1.5 million

“MVP” stars Lucas Bryant, Dillon Casey, Matthew Bennett, Peter Miller, Kristin Booth, Anastasia Phillips, Deborah Odell, Natalie Krill and Olivia Waldriff.



Wednesday, May 21, 2008 6:04 PM | By Errol Lewis


Seamus Dever

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — According to published reports, Seamus Dever, who recently departed ABC’s “General Hospital” (as Dr. Ian Devlin) is joining the cast of Lifetime’s top-rated original series “Army Wives,” starring Kim Delaney (“All My Children,” “NYPD Blue”) and Catherine Bell (“Jag”).

Dever has signed on for at least four episodes and will play a doctor at Mercer Hospital. He will play the love interest to Bell’s character Denise.

The actor recently wrapped work on “Ready or Not,” which also stars Jordi Vilasuso (“Guiding Light”) and Jonathan Murphy (“Wildfire” and “The Bold and the Beautiful”).

The new season of “Army Wives” begins June 8.



Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:37 PM | By Xavier Toups


Charles Pratt Jr.

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Soap Opera Network has learned James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten have been fired as Headwriters from ABC’s “All My Children.” Effective immediately, Charles Pratt Jr. will be taking over as Head Writer.

As Co-Head Writers of “All My Children,” Brown and Esensten’s tenure only lasted one year. With declining ratings and disappointing storylines, speculation of their firing had been imminent.

Pratt began his daytime career writing scripts for “General Hospital” in the early 1980′s. He joined “Santa Barbara” as a Script Writer and was later promoted to Co-Head Writer – he won two Daytime Emmy Awards (1989, 1991) and a Writers Guild Award (1990). He left “SB” in 1991. Pratt also co-created “Sunset Beach” with Robert Guza Jr. and Josh Griffith. Though he never wrote for “Beach,” he served as an Executive Storyline Consultant for its first year. In 2002, Pratt and Guza returned to “GH” as Co-Head Writers where he won another Daytime Emmy (2003) for Outstanding Writing Team. He quietly left “GH” in 2006 and began writing for the FOX primetime series “Vanished.”

Pratt is best known for his “Melrose Place” work, where he was a writer from the beginning to the end – he also served as an Executive Producer and Director. Pratt created the short-lived soaps, “Models Inc.” (with Frank South) and “Titans,” and worked as a Consultant on “Pacific Palisades.” His other primetime credits includes: “Desperate Housewives,” and “Ugly Betty,” where he was listed as a Consulting Producer.

There is still no word if Pratt’s hiring will affect Daren Little, who was hired as a Creative Consultant earlier this week. Little comes from England and has has worked on British soaps such as “Coronation Street,” “Hollyoaks,” and its spinoff “Hollyoaks: In The City.”



Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:25 PM | By Xavier Toups


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Soap Opera Network has learned that Hogan Sheffer is joining “The Young and The Restless” as Co-Head Writer. He will be top scribe of the CBS sudser along with current Head Writer Maria Arena Bell.

Sheffer was most recently the Head Writer for NBC’s “Days Of Our Lives,” which he joined in 2006. During the Writer’s Strike, he elected to go Financial Core status, but “DAYS” decided not to use his services and fired him soon after.

From 2000-2005 he was the Head Writer for CBS’ “As The World Turns,” where he won four Emmy Awards. Towards the end of his run he opted to take a lesser creative role in the writing staff and eventually left the show in 2006.



By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Passions ignite and connections arise as Port Charles readies for a shift in power.

Laura Wright

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Elizabeth and Jason grow closer after she brings him to a cabin during the storm and he breaks down in her arms over his loss of Michael. Trevor and Johnny share words over Anthony and Lulu. Trevor plays a pivotal role in Luke getting arrested for money laundering. Robin wishes she could help Jason out. Patrick starts his own baby blog. Patrick admits to Robin that fatherhood is the scariest thing. Johnny and Lulu decide to keep seeing each other. Luke asks Tracy to run away with him and is surprised at Tracy’s response. Patrick and Robin agree to steer clear of each other’s blogs.

The Inside Story: New Connections Arise

After getting stabbed and pushed into the water by Jerry Jacks on the Thursday, May 15 episode, Claudia finds herself at Wyndemere and in the arms of a confused Nikolas Cassadine – Nikolas thinks that Claudia is Emily in the flesh even though his surgery also whipped out his hallucinations of her. After realizing Claudia is injured, Nikolas immediately brings her into the house and tends to her wounds. In her delirium, Claudia reveals her association with Ian to Nikolas, who himself realizes he shares some responsibility in Michael’s getting shot through his illegal dealings with Ian. In need of help with Claudia’s wounds, Nikolas contacts Nadine and asks her to come home with him, though she thinks its for more intimate purposes. Nikolas and Claudia reveals their stories on life and love. Nikolas warns Claudia that if anything happens to Lulu, he will reveal her role in Michael’s shooting.

A Closer Look: Sonny, Carly, Jax and Kate

Sonny and Carly have sex in the back of Sonny’s limo after leaving the medical care center that is taking care of a comatose Michael. Afterward, the two argue over the fact that Morgan might be safer without Sonny in his life – of which Carly presents Sonny with legal papers asking him to renounce his parental rights to Morgan. Jax and Kate both feel that they are being shut out by Sonny and Carly during their time of grief. Kate returns to Port Charles with hopes of reuniting with Sonny. Jax and Carly make love, but when Carly disappears into the night, Jax leaves leaves town and Carly with a note. Carly seeks Spinelli’s help in finding Jax.

What to Watch

  • Robin is surprised with Anna comes to her doorstep in full grandma mode.
  • Lucky tells Lulu to stay away from Johnny.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 26, 2008

Monday: Encore Presentation (Metro Court Hotel Explosion OAD 02/01/07)

Tuesday: Sonny and Kate reunite; Johnny and Lulu grow closer; Spinelli pushes Sonny too far.

Wednesday: Jason agrees to Sonny’s terms – for a price; Anthony and Ric plot to turn Claudia and Johnny against each other; Sam agrees to help Spinelli with his sexuality.

Thursday: Jason puts together a plan to handle the Zaccharas his way; Carly and Jax realize they can’t ignore their problems any longer; Maxie uses Johnny to rile up Lulu.

Friday: Carly and Jax work on their marriage problems; Kate gets assurance from Sonny; Sam gives Spinelli further advice on how to win Maxie.











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