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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Monday, October 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of October 4, 2010.


  • Monday: (Episode #10782) — Blair tells Todd he is imagining things.  John discovers Greg near death.  Darren comforts Destiny when she hears about Greg.  Viki is suspicious of Echo’s sudden arrival.  (Rated: TVPG)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10783) — Ford decides to keep James’ secret that he is hiding Dani.  Jessica is diagnosed with high blood pressure.  Todd and Ross have a confrontation.  John tells Greg’s mother of his connection to Eli. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10784) — Marty wonders what Brody is hiding.  Ross and Eli have a dangerous showdown on the docks.  Natalie uncovers James’ bullet necklace.  Todd tells Blair, Kelly, and Dorian that he learned from John that Eli is still alive. (Rated: TVPG V)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10785) — Starr is shocked to find a bloody Eli in her apartment.  John questions Nate about where Dani is hiding.  Inez tells Ford that Clint wants to help him.  Ford wonders what Clint is up to. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Friday: (Episode #10786) — Dani gets the wrong idea about Todd.  Viki gets a confession out of Echo.  Greg comes to while in the ICU.  John believes Todd’s version of events. (Rated: TVPG V)

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GH Quick Peeks: Week of October 4 Edition

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Monday, October 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

( — “General Hospital” Quick Peeks for the Week of October 4, 2010.


  • Monday: (Episode #12155) — Robin tells Patrick she will not give him another chance.  Sam considers Jason’s offer that they live together.  Brenda and Sonny get closer.  Dante and Lulu are orders back to the U.S. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #12156) — Suzanne makes her way to Port Charles.  Sam offers to find Michael a hooker.  Sonny reaches a decision regarding Claire.  Patrick tries to get Robin to change her mind. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #12157) — Suzanne and Diane butt heads.  Maxie wants to get Brenda on the cover of Crimson.  Maxie urges Robin to make up with Patrick.  Kate and Olivia go at it. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
  • Thursday: (Episode #12158) — Jax and Brenda are reunited.  Robin and Brenda have a heart-to-heart conversation.  Lucky receives a suprise visitor.  Ethan admits that he enjoys working for Tracy. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Friday: (Episode #12159) — Carly and Brenda bump into one another.  Robin tells Sonny to follow his heart and go after Brenda.  Will Brenda admit her true feelings for Sonny?  Maxie learns how smitten Spinelli is over Brenda. (Rated: TVPG L)

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One Life at a Glance: October 4 Edition

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Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 2:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

( – Greg’s near death this week on “One Life to Live.”







Todd receives a phone call from “beyond the grave.”



  • Monday: (Episode 201056/4356/56) – Blair thinks Todd’s mind is playing tricks on him.  John finds Greg nearly dead.  Darren comforts Destiny when she breaks down about Greg’s condition.
  • Tuesday: (Episode 201057/4357/57) – Ford may tell Brody the secret James is keeping.  Jessica learns that she has high-blood pressure due to stress.  Todd and Ross almost come to blows.
  • Wednesday: (Episode 201058/4358/58) – Marty wonders what secret Brody is keeping.  Ross and Eli have a showdown on the docks.  Natalie discovers James’ bullet necklace.
  • Thursday: (Episode 201059/4359/59) – Starr finds a surprise in her apartment.  John questions Nate about Dani’s whereabouts.  Inez tells Ford that Clint is going to help get his job back at the university.
  • Friday: (Episode 201060/4360/60) – Dani may jump to the wrong conclusion about Todd.  Viki gets Echo to admit that she has an agenda that brought her to Llanview.  Greg wakes up in an ICU and utters a single word.

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Season 2010

One Life to Live: October PreVUE

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Saturday, October 2, 2010 2:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — A quick peek into what’s happening in Llanview this October.


    Dani thinks she sees a ghost.
    Viki lends her support to her longtime foe in her hour of need.
    Ford knows that Langston is in good hands. 
    Phylicia and Richard Evans make a shocking confession to Destiny.
    Eli’s reign of terror goes out with a bang — literally.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on

OLTL Recap: Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, October 1, 2010.


Todd asks Viki to help him hide Dani. Dani, Todd and Destiny have an emotional goodbye. Nate asks James to help him keep Dani in Llanview.

John and Natalie ponder Greg’s recent and current trips to the hospice where Téa died. John and Natalie consider the possibility that Greg is seeing Eli at the hospice. Greg tells Eli he needs brain surgery.

Destiny and Shaun discuss Greg’s behavior and the fact that the police are asking questions about him.

Charlie receives a surprise visit by a woman from his past.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Blair thinks Todd’s mind is deceiving him.
  • John finds Greg near death.
  • Darren comforts Destiny.

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OLTL PreVUE: Week of October 4 Edition

Friday, October 1, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

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( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of October 4, 2010.


Charlie and Viki are each surprised, albeit for different reasons, when Echo shows up at Llanfair. Viki is highly suspicious regarding Echo’s sudden return to town. On Thursday, October 7, Echo assures Charlie has coming back to Llanview has nothing whatsoever to do with Viki. However, Viki soon gets her old adversary to admit otherwise. Echo tells her that she is now a fashion photographer and wants a job at The Banner on Friday, October 8. Elsewhere in Llanview, Jessica is told that she has high blood pressure. On Wednesday, October 6, Brody informs Ford that Jessica has been placed on bed rest and wants to make that he will keep his continue to keep his distance from her. Inez tells Ford that Clint is getting his job at LU back for him. Wondering what is going on, Ford pays Clint a visit to inquire about why he wants to help him.

The Inside Story: Mind Games

Blair tells Todd that his mind is playing tricks on him when he thinks that the phone call he received was from Téa on Monday, October 4. Ross arrives to take Dani back to Tahiti only to find that she’s disappeared. John finds Greg near death after Eli injects him with a lethal drug. Shaun calls Greg’s cell phone only to learn of his brother’s condition. Darren comforts Destiny when she breaks down in tears. On Tuesday, October 5, Brody works to take the statements of Todd, Ross, and Nate in connection with Dani’s diappearance. Afterward, Todd and Ross’ altercation nearly turns physical. Todd is surprised to learn from John that Eli is still alive. When Ross searches the docks for Dani, he encounters Eli. Meanwhile, Starr reveals to Cole that James is hiding Dani as a favor to Nate. John informs Greg’s mother Phylicia of her son’s connection to Eli. By Wednesday, October 6, James pleads with Ford not to rat him out to Brody after telling him that he is helping to hide Dani. Luckily for his little brother, Ford soon decides to keep his newfound knowledge to himself.

A Closer Look: Hide and Seek

Cole walks out on Starr when she agrees to exchange messages between Dani and Nate. Natalie stumbles upon James’ bullet necklace. Cole and Hannah kiss when he confesses that he told Starr that he has feelings for her. Marty wonders what Brody is hiding, while Brody informs Natalie that he’s been seeing Marty professionally. Blair, Kelly, and Dorian learn from Todd that Eli is very much alive. Back at the docks, Eli tells Ross that Dani will now become his bargaining chip and then shoots his brother and rolls his body into the Llantano River. On Thursday, October 7, Todd runs into Eli on the docks, where the two are involved in a standoff. Todd shoots and injuries Eli, who manages to escape. Todd then pulls Ross from the river just as Dani arrives on the scene. Starr finds a bruised and bloodied Eli waiting for her at her apartment. Cole breaks from his kiss with Hannah, realizing he is still in love with Starr. John asks Nate if he knows where Dani might be. By Friday, October 8, Dani doesn’t believe Todd when he claims that Eli was the one who shot Ross, and runs away. John then arrives on the scene and surprises Todd when he says he believes his story. Dani arrives at Starr’s apartment where Eli is waiting for her. And, as Shaun and Destiny set vigil at his bedside, Greg regains consciousness and speaks a single word.

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    OLTL Recap: Thursday, September 30, 2010

    Thursday, September 30, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, September 30, 2010.


    Destiny confronts her brother about his claim on the stand that Téa desired Ross take custody of Danielle in the event of her death. Ross is awarded custody of Danielle.

    Todd learns that the best he can hope for is visitation rights. Ross produces an audio recording of his recent run-in with Todd, in which Todd threatens his life. Ross informs the court that he plans to return to Tahiti with Dani as soon as possible.

    John and Natalie put their heads together to figure why Greg would back Ross’s story and thus possibly connect himself to Eli. Eli gets wind that John is calling around asking questions.

    Nate, hoping to keep Dani in town seeks help from James. James suggests Ford look into a job at the country club. Clint wines and dines Inez and tells her he wants to help her son, Robert, like he helped James. Langston considers owning up to the dean about her part in Ford’s firing.

    Langston tells Starr that Markko is in town. Starr confides in Langston about her troubles with Cole.

     Starr finds out that Todd lost out in court.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Todd needs Viki’s help.
    • John and Natalie are suspicious of Greg.
    • Charlie has a surprise visitor.

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    OLTL Alerts: Week of October 4 Edition

    Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

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    ( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of October 4, 2010.


    • Monday: Blair believes Todd’s mind is tricking him.  John discovers Greg near death.  Darren comforts Destiny, who is in grief over Greg’s condition.
    • Tuesday: Will Ford rat out James to Brody?  Jessica is diagnosed with high blood pressure.  Todd and Ross nearly come to blows.
    • Wednesday: Marty ponders what Brody could be hiding.  Ross and Eli have a confrontation at the docks.  Natalie finds James’ bullet necklace.
    • Thursday: Starr makes a shocking discovery.  John questions Nate concerning Dani’s disappearance.  Inez informs Ford that Clint wants to help him too.
    • Friday: Will Dani get the wrong idea about Todd?  Viki gets an admission out of Echo.  Greg wakes up in the ICU.

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

    Carlivati & Valentini Given New Lease on ‘Life’


    ( — ABC renews its commitment to keep “One Life to Live” on the air and a part of their daytime schedule through at least 2014.

    Last Saturday, a story by the Denver Post left fans of the show feeling a sense of hope and confusion, stating that “ABC owns its soaps, unlike the CBS relationship with P&G. ABC’s ‘One Life to Live’ is soon to announce a deal to live two more years.”

    Since the network does maintain ownership of all three of its daytime serials, an announcement that they they were planning to “renew” “One Life” for at least two more years does not and would not apply.

    However, TVGuide‘s Michael Logan attempted to clarify the story Wednesday by reporting that he has learned from sources at the network that ABC’s commitment to “One Life to Live” has more to do with behind-the-scenes actions involving the show’s staff.

    According to Logan, “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini, who celebrated his 25th anniversary with the show just yesterday (September 28th) has signed a new two-year contract to remain with the soap, while Head Writer Ron Carlivati, who has been with the show for 14 years (including the last three in his current position – with the exception of roughly three months in 2008 due to a writer’s strike) has penned a new three-deal to remain with the show.

    Before replacing Gary Tomlin as Executive Producer in 2003, Valentini had worked in several positions on the show including stage manager, producer, and music composer. During his tenure with the show, “OLTL” has been either won or been nominated for several Daytime Emmy Awards, including nods for Directing, Outstanding Drama (which it won in 2002), and Best Original Song. The show has also been earned GLAAD Awards in 2005 and 2010.

    Carlivati held the positions of writer’s assistant, script writer, breakdown writer, and co-Head Writer before assuming sole head writing duties in 2007. Carlivati and the rest of the “OLTL” scribes won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Daytime Drama in 2008. They were nominated in the same category in 2002 and 2006. In addition, the writing staff was also nominated for WGA (Writer’s Guild of America) Awards in 2003 and 2006.

    Look for a post-deal interview with both Carlivati and Valentini to be posted on TVGuide‘s website sometime next week.

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    My View of Llanview: September 30 Edition

    Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 12:01 AM ET by Scotty Gore

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    ( — “One Life to Live” has once again proven that they don’t have a clue about what their fans really want.

    The two breaking news stories today involving the show showcasing exactly what is wrong with “OLTL” at the moment. Both are nothing more than examples of undeserving people being rewarded for producing crap. As per ABC policy, the worse things get, the more praise and promotions those in charge receive. Just take ABC Daytime President Brain Frons for example. He has pretty much single-handed destroyed the entire weekday line-up for the network over the past several years…yet he is still employed by ABC has been promoted several times in as many years. Ignorance is bliss I suppose.

    But back to today’s news. The first story proclaimed the firings of Jason Tam (Markko) and Terrell Tilford (Greg). This reaffirmed my belief that “One Life” always fires the wrong people. Jason Tam is professional actor and has had a successful theater career, and his character of Markko was a fan favorite. However, I do agree with those that argue that Markko’s importance to the canvas did decrease when Langston was placed in Ford’s orbit, however the guy still had promise. And as for Tilford, while he wasn’t the greatest actor to ever grace the “OLTL” studios, he is the the least of the show’s problems right now. I mean, up until recently, he has been little more than the dayplayer doctor serving the residents of Llanview whenever they faced a medical crisis.

    The real problem remains where it always has been, with unnecessary and unpopular (unless you’re a pre-teen girl perhaps) characters like the Ford brothers, along with the over exposure of others like John McBain, Todd and Starr Manning, and Rex Balsom, who top the episode counts month after month after month. But yet, instead of fixing that huge problem, they fire two backburner characters that are nothing more than supporting players in the never ending storylines featuring the airhogs mentioned above. This is reminiscent of a couple of years ago when Kathy Brier and Chris Stack were fired just so airhogs like John and Todd could featured even more often than they already were at the time.

    The second bit of bad news today discussed ABC’s commitment to “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini and Head Writer Ron Carlivati, who were given two and three year contract extensions, respectively. This too is more bad news since thus far during their tenure with the show, “One Life to Live” has sucked to record low levels, where it has since remained. Granted Valentini is apparently a whiz at keeping the show under budget, but should that outweigh plummeting ratings? Apparently so. I understand that executives at the networks pay relatively little attention to the weekly Household and Total Viewer ratings categories, focusing instead on particular demographic groups, however even those have dropped to near the bottom of the ratings in recent years. The optimist may see this news as hope that “One Life to Live” will continue to live on for a at least a few more years. However the pessimist (like myself) sees it as merely an attempt by the network to get rid of the show once and for all by giving it just enough rope to hang itself.

    “OLTL” needs new blood, not just the same old familiar faces that are recycled on a regular basis. Valentini has been with the show in various capacities for the past twenty-five years, while Carlivati has been on the payroll for fourteen years now. By keeping them on staff, the show continues to die a little more with each episode that airs. This makes it especially hard for loyal, longtime fans, who hate to watch the show they once loved die such a slow, painful death.

    Anyway, moving on, congratulations to “Chris,” who correctly identified last time’s mystery “OLTL” guest star as jazz musician Paul Taylor.

    In case you missed the clues, here they are: In 2004 this smooth-jazz musician brought his soothing saxophone sounds to Llanview when he appeared as his himself, and performed a few of his musical numbers at R.J. Gannon’s popular nightclub Capricorn.

    Now it’s time to play another round of “Llanview, Who Am I?,” a new feature where you have to use the clues to figure out the identity of some mystery celebrity guest stars from “OLTL’s” past. See if you can figure it out. Good luck!!!

    This mental health care professional was summoned by this Llanview doctor to help his wife back in 1972, when she was suffering from depression following the death of one of her infant sons.

    So who is this mystery celebrity from the past? I’ll have the answers in the October 15th edition of My View of Llanview. Extra credit if you can tell me the name of the doctor who sought her help, along with the name of his wife. And don’t forget to check out my Twitter page for all the latest “OLTL” news and information at SON.

    Now, before I wrap up this column, I’m going to look into my crystal ball and give you a quick sneak peek at a few things coming up a few weeks down the road. These are for the week of October 18th. Two loved ones are reunited. A secret finally sees the light of day. A confused individual becomes a suspect. One man makes a shocking confession. Several people face off with a murderer. A certain young lady celebrates her birthday. And a hostage works to free herself and a family member from the clutches of a madman.

    Well that’s concludes yet another edition of the column. I hope you enjoyed reading it as I did enjoyed writing it. Stay healthy, wealthy, and wise.

    And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…

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