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

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( — After scheduling conflicts reportedly kept her from reprising her signature role of housewife turned hooker Karen Wolek on “One Life to Live” in show’s final months on the air, Judith Light is finally coming back to Llanview…sort of. On Friday, January 13, just three hours before the final “One Life” episode airs, Light will set down on “The View” with several of her former co-stars to recall some of her fondest memories of the soap she called home from 1977-1983.

Also participating in the hour-long tribute to all things Llanview will be Erika Slezak (Viki), who will be co-hosting the show, as well as Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), James DePaiva (ex-Max), Hillary B. Smith (Nora), Robert S. Woods (Bo), and “OLTL” creator Agnes Nixon.

According to a press release, “the show will also feature additional ‘surprise’ appearances; exclusive, never-before-seen footage of the final taping; never-before-seen interviews with some of the special guest stars and returning cast members; an exclusive sneak peek clip of the final broadcast of ‘One Life to Live;’ the last cast photograph, and a special video taped messages from past stars. A musical montage will showcase some of the show’s most memorable moments.”

In addition, the show’s audience for that episode, which will be taped on Thursday, January 12, will be composed solely of “One Life to Live” fans. Click here to request your tickets for the show, and you can leave your comments on “The View’s” homepage, telling who and what you would like to see in the episode, here.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of January 2 Edition


( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of January 2, 2012.


Bo and John learn of a prison break at Statesville on Tuesday, January 3. The ring leader of the escape is revealed. Natalie receives an unexpected visit from Mitch Laurence. Troy goes to see Nora. Starr is shocked to see Cole. And Todd and Blair share a meaningful kiss. On Wednesday, January 4, Mitch tries to bargain with Viki. John is determined to talk to Natalie, and races against time with Viki and Clint to save her. Bo is concerned for Nora’s safety. Troy goes to great lengths to get what he wants. James learns of Cole’s escape. Cole asks Starr to hide him. The fallout from the Statesville Prison break continues on Thursday, January 5, when shots are fired. And by Friday, January 6, several lies are in jeopardy. But who will live, and who will die? And on Monday, January 2, “One Life to Live” will be pre-empted for coverage of college football on ABC.


  • Be sure to tune in as “One Life to Live” leads up to its final episode on Friday, January 13.

OLTL Alerts: Week of January 2 Edition

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( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of January 2, 2012.


  • Monday: Pre-empted.
  • Tuesday – Friday: The town of Llanview is plunged into darkness and things will never be the same.

“One Life to Live” last airs on ABC Daytime on Friday, January 13, 2012.

OLTL Recap: Friday, December 23, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, December 23, 2011.


Rex and “Stacy” are rapt and emotional as Delbert shows them what really happened on the night Gigi supposedly died.

Neela still has misgivings as Shane plays the tape of Jack confessing his part in Gigi’s death. Shane’s hit hard all over again, but when it’s over, he realizes that this tape could put Jack in jail. Neela tries to convince him not to call the cops, but Shane wants Jack punished! He calls John, and John arrives. Shane plays the tape for him. John goes. Neela, feeling bad, needs to get home. Shane calls his father.

While Téa urges John to straighten things out with Natalie, Dani calls Starr, saying her mother could use some cheering up. Blair, Starr, Jack and Sam arrive. They toast to Victor and to the baby of his Téa’s having. When Blair and her family leave, Dani finds a cache of gifts Victor had left for them.

Todd makes it clear that he was going to visit his family whether Jack had invited him or not. Sam is waiting for Santa to arrive the way he did last year. Blair explains the Echo diSavoy-as-Santa incident to Todd. Alone, Todd is visited by Irene who warns him that if anyone finds out he killed his brother, he’ll lose everything again.

While Viki tells Natalie that she found Clint kissing Kim, Clint tells Jess he sent Kim away because he loves Viki. Will they actually reveal their true feelings to each other?

John arrives with a gift for Liam. Natalie is about to talk to him about their relationship.

On the Next One Life to Live (Encore Presentation; Original Airdate is August 20, 2011)…

  • Victor is murdered in cold blood by an unknown assailant.
  • Shane asks Rex why he had Gigi’s body exhumed.
  • Starr tells James she and Baz made a demo together.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of December 26 Edition


( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of December 26, 2011.


Starr pays Rick off on Wednesday, December 27. Cutter hopes Kim will help him. Clint and Viki work out their true feelings. On Friday, December 30, Delphina warns John that Llanview will soon be plunged into darkness.  And the town’s power grid goes haywire on New Year’s Eve. On Monday, December 26,  “One Life to Live” will air an encore presentation of the August 30, 2011 episode where Victor is murdered in cold blood, Shane becomes angry Jack hasn’t paid for Gigi’s death, and Nora asks Bo his feelings about raising their grandchild.

The Inside Story: Back from the Dead
Rex and Gigi awaken in one another’s arms on Tuesday, December 27. Shane receives the shock of his life when he comes face-to-face with his mother. Rex asks to see Aubrey and, on Thursday, December 29, breaks the news to her that Gigi is still alive. And Rex has a surprise for Gigi.

A Closer Look: Justice Served
John tells Blair, Todd, and Téa that Neela turned Jack’s confession over to the police on Wednesday, December 28. Jack is left stunned after encountering Gigi. Todd vows to make Neela pay for her actions. Gigi remembers what was on the cassette tape. Natalie and John makes plans to discuss their relationship. John and Téa butt heads over Jack’s guilt. Todd and Blair stand by their son. And on Thursday, December 29, Todd has second thoughts about Téa representing Jack.


  • The town of Llanview is plunged into darkness and things will never be the same.

OLTL Recap: Thursday, December 22, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, December 22, 2011.


Cutter reveals the truth. Rex accuses him of still trying to con him, make money …and punches him out. “Stacy’s” concerned for Cutter, until she learns he’s wanted for murder in Kentucky. Stacy’s horrified that Cutter has committed such a horrendous crime. When Stacy expresses horror over Cutter’s crime, Rex says she’s no better.

“Stacy” still doesn’t remember, but also believes she never could have done something so horrible. If only she could go back in time… and remember. Prof. Delbert Fina appears: maybe he can help.

Aubrey, who now knows what Shane is up to vis a vis Jack. She warns Rama to keep an eye on Neela, while not breaking Shane’s confidence. Aubrey admits she’s worried Rex might not make it home in time for them to spend Christmas together. Aubrey waits for Rex, and at EOD, Cutter uses his one phone call to call her from police custody.

Todd sees Jack looking shaken (after confessing the truth about his role in Gigi’s death to Neela.) Meanwhile, Shane calls Neela, really hopeful she got a confession out of Jack. Jack and Neela grow closer as he tells her how much it meant to him to be able to open up to her about the terrible thing he did to Gigi. Shane meets Neela later. Will she tell him the truth? Todd questions Jack about his relationship with Neela. Jack closes him down, but is grateful when Todd gives him money to buy Neela a nice Christmas present. EOD, Jack and Todd take a baby step forward when Jack invites him to spend Christmas Eve with their family.

Téa is upset that Todd’s worming his way into a closer relationship with Dani. Almost loses it again, but John pulls her back, reminding her she needs to avoid stress for the baby’s sake. Nate and Dani grow closer. John insists Téa keep her distance from Todd, he sees her at the breaking point, and they can’t afford to tip Todd off to their suspicions. EOD, Dani tells Téa she wants to invite Todd to spend Christmas Eve with them.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Rex and “Stacy” recall the night of Gigi’s “death.”
  • Neela has second thoughts about helping Shane.
  • Viki and Clint confide in their daughters.

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, December 21, 2011.


Rex encounters “Stacy” and lets her have it about her plan to take Gigi’s place. She swears she remembers nothing. He’s affected by having someone who’s a ringer for Gigi standing right in front of him – and this makes him even more furious. Cutter interrupts. At EOD, he’s about to do the right thing and tell them the truth about “Stacy.”

After getting Neela’s reassurance that Jack can trust her, Jack spills the whole story about his part in Gigi’s death while Neela secretly tapes him. He is genuinely sorry and breaks down.

Shane finds Aubrey decorating his and Rex’s house for Christmas. Aubrey’s disappointed to discover that Rex volunteered to get bumped from the flight home. They have a heart-to-heart during which Aubrey assures Shane she isn’t trying to take Gigi’s place. Shane reveals to her that he’s hoping to give Dad the best gift ever: justice for Gigi. He tells her about his and Neela’s collaboration to get Jack to confess.

Aubrey opens a box of Christmas decorations from Rex’s storage – and finds Gigi’s Christmas stocking.

Viki walks in on Kim and Clint’s kiss. She witnesses a second kiss, then stumbles out only to run into entering David. She asks him to get her out of there. He takes her away and she pours out her story. David insists she’s better off without Clint. She’s genuinely hurt, really thought she and Clint had a chance. He comforts her. Meanwhile, Clint tells Kim how he really feels.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Cutter makes a confession about Gigi.
  • Jack extends a special invitation to Todd.
  • Aubrey receives a phone call from Cutter.

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, December 21, 2011.


Viki, Noelle, Moe, Rex and Shane all go to the diner for the pie-off, and everyone bonds over their memories of Gigi…while Cutter and “Stacy” wake up in each other’s arms. She later looks through the window of the Bon Jour to see her family and friends gathered in her honor, and is deeply moved.

The judge of the pie contest is none other than Professor Delbert Fina, Jr., son of the famous time travel researcher who helped Gigi and Rex find each other when he was trapped in 1968. Everyone goes to the airport to return to Llanview, but the plane is oversold. One of them has to volunteer to take the next plane. Rex looks in the Professor’s book and sees an important message. “Stacy” meets Prof. Fina, confides she came to Paris, Texas, hoping to find something here, but she gave up. The Professor tells her his motto. When Cutter returns, Stacy is gone. EOD, she comes face to face with Rex.

Clint confides his dilemma in Natalie. Natalie is of course on Viki’s side. Clint accuses her of being as stubborn as Viki. Natalie says Jessica helped her see she was being unreasonable about John, she wants to tell him she still loves him, but he’s been dodging her calls. She decides she’ll go talk to him in person. Kim comes to Clint to find out if he’s made up his mind, chosen between her and Viki. Clint’s still uncertain. Kim plants a big kiss on him just as Viki returns home.

John’s at the hospital to take Téa home. She’s still pushing him about the Todd investigation, he reminds her to keep her stress levels down, let him handle it. She asks him about Natalie, calls him on evading talking about his relationship. Todd comes in on Téa and John talking about him. Todd expresses sympathy to Téa over her scare with the baby. Téa, on edge, because she knows Todd’s guilty, loses it with him. Her hostility unsettles him.

Shane calls Neela, reminds her he still needs Jack’s confession. Neela’s surprised Jack’s working for Todd now. Todd makes progress getting his relationship with Jack on a better footing, treats him and Neela to a lavish lunch in his office. Neela/Jack grow closer. He kisses her, and by EOD, is about to unburden himself to her about a secret he’s been holding in for a long time as Neela’s tape recorder rolls.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Rex hashes it out with Stacy.
  • Shane confides in Aubrey.
  • Clint makes his decision.

OLTL Alerts: Week of December 26 Edition

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( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of December 26, 2011.


  • Monday: Encore Episode.
  • Tuesday: Shane and Gigi are reunited. Rex and Gigi are back together.
  • Wednesday: Jack is shocked to learn Gigi is alive. Todd vows to make Neela pay.
  • Thursday: A beloved Llanview couple ties the knot. Cutter asks Kim for her help.
  • Friday: Delphina gives John a warning. The lights go out in Llanview on New Year’s Eve.

OLTL Teasers: Week of December 19 Edition


( — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of December 19, 2011.


  • Monday (Episode #11026): Roxy’s dreams come true when she awakens in the world of her favorite soap “Fraternity Row.” (Rated: TVPG D)
  • Tuesday (Episode #11027): Clint must choose between Kim and Viki. Téa talks to John about Natalie. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday (Episode #11028): Viki leans on David for support. Shane yearns for justice for his mother’s death. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday (Episode #11029): Cutter makes a startling confession. Jack asks Todd to spend Christmas Eve with the family. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Friday (Episode #11030): Stacy’s true identity is revealed. Natalie and John prepare to discuss their relationship. (Rated: TVPG)

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