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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( — According to Gina Tognoni during Saturday’s “Girl’s Night Out” event during the “One Life to Live” Fan Club Weekend, her character Kelly Cramer will be departing Llanview on Wednesday, August 24, when Kelly decides to return to London to be closer to her son Zane. Meanwhile, Tom Degnan‘s Joey Buchanan may not be far behind.

In a soon to be published interview with Soap Opera Network, Degnan explains that Joey finally has the woman he loves in his life and he doesn’t plan on giving her up this time, which is why Joey leaves town to be with his lady.

Before Kelly leaves town, however, look for her, Joey, and the rest of the Buchanan clan pay tribute to Asa (played by the late Phil Carey) on the four year anniversary of his death. In addition, look for her to help her fellow Cramer girls give Dorian (Robin Strasser) a proper sendoff as she exits Llanview to launch her Senate campaign.

Tognoni was honored by “One Life to Live” Executive Producer Frank Valentini and show cast and crew as she taped her final scenes on the ABC soap back on June 24.


OLTL Recap: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 16, 2011.

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Viki and the two possible Todds are stunned to see John arrive with someone from the past who can unlock the mystery of who is the real Todd Manning. At EOD, Viki and the two possible Todds anxiously wait to hear the rest of the story, and especially to find out which man is actually Todd.

John follows up on the DNA test. He and Brody have an awkward moment when Brody is caring for Liam, but John remains stoic and accepts that Liam is not his son. Later, Brody tells Liam he needs to neutralize Todd, who knows the truth about Liam’s paternity, and then his future creating a family with Natalie will be secure.

Meanwhile, Natalie asks John if she can have the blank tape held in evidence in the Gigi’s death; she wants to give it to Delphina so the psychic can tell her more about t he cryptic statements she keeps making to Natalie about the father of her child.

Rex runs a search on “Spotted Pony,” the words Delphina received from Gigi. Unable to find anything that makes sense, Rex again sees Gigi, this time at Capricorn. He follows her and bumps into David, who sees he’s researching Spotted Pony and knows what it means. At Cutter’s urging, Aubrey makes a play for newly wealthy Rex, but Rex is nowhere near ready to move on. Aubrey mentions to Cutter that Rex is researching something called Spotted Pony and Cutter has an odd reaction.

Kelly tells Joey she needs to return to London to be closer to her son. Joey wants to go with her.

Dorian and David’s discussion of their past crimes leads to lovemaking and their repeated vow to be together forever. When David is called away for a meeting with his manager, Dorian receives a mysterious phone call.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • The identity of the real Todd Manning is unveiled.
  • Delphina and Roxy try to contact Gigi’s spirit.
  • Dorian makes the decision to run for the Senate.


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( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 16, 2011.


David tells Angie he does everything he does with only the though of what it can get him. Saving lives boosts his ego and that’s all there is to it. Angie thinks there’s more to the story, he does what he does because he wants to be loved. David is surprised when Marissa pulls him into a hug. She thanks him for saving Zach and Dixie and tells him that his acceptance of her and Bianca’s relationship means a lot to her. David calls Krystal out on stroking his ego. Krystal asks David if he saved their daughter (Babe) too. He takes him leave without answering her question.

Ryan contemplates the odds of Zach surviving the plane explosion the witnessed and wonders how on earth David was at the right place a the right moment. Zach is unable to recall anything from the crash. Ryan is determined to get answers. Greenlee tells Ryan she wants him to drop the obsession with David and to just focus on them having each other – which is in part due to David saving her life. She tells Ryan about seeing Leo after David drugged her. Ryan consoles her and the two make love. 

Zach and Kendall share a tender reunion. Griffin interrupts to give Zach medication to fight his infection and tells Kendall he wants to examine her to make sure she’s okay. Kendall tells Griffin her heart is soaring to have her husband back. Griffin is hit. Kendall tells Griffin how much their relationship has meant to her. Griffin returns the sentiment and reaffirms that he is happy for her. Kendall stares at Zach lovingly before resting her eyes. Zach opens his eyes having heard the conversation between her and Griffin. 

Mookie tells Jesse he’s waiting for Maya to get off work when Jesse finds him lurking in the hallway. Once Alone, Mookie begins pushing Maya around. She slips and mentions giving their baby away, shocking Mookie. Mooke pushes Maya to the ground when she refuses to answer his questions. Jesse and Angie arrive at that moment and toss him out.

Marissa tells Bianca she wants to spend the night with her. The two fall into bed together and begin to make love.

On the Next All My Children

  • Greenlee corners David and asks what he did to her.
  • Someone is found dead!
  • Tad admits to Dixie the truth about his marriage to Cara.


GH Recap: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 16, 2011.


Coleman and Diane split up duties to counsel the romantically challenged Alexis and Mac.

Ethan discovers Anthony’s goon dangerously looming over an unconscious Siobhan. Meanwhile, Elizabeth helps Lucky come down from his high and tells him of the car accident.

Dante makes it clear that no matter the family ties, from now on he is treating Sonny as a criminal if he breaks the law. Later, Jax’s plane goes down.

Abby is greatly disturbed when she overhears two women talking about her (assuming she is a hooker) in the casino bathroom.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Lulu expresses great concern for her brother.
  • Carly visits her friend.
  • Tracy and Skye face off.



( — As we previously reported, after nearly a decade since departing “One Life to Live,” Erin Torpey is returning to the fictional town of Llanview to shake things up with one of her former characters childhood lovers.

On Thursday, September 8, Torpey, who is best known for her portrayal of Jessica Buchanan (now played by Bree Williamson) from 1990-2003 , has a life-changing encounter with one of Jessica’s old flames that will forever alter that person’s life. Unfortunately, however, don’t expect the actress to interact with her former onscreen mom Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord) this time around. Torpey last returned to “One Life” in honor of the show’s 40th anniversary as the adult spirit of Jessica’s stillborn daughter Megan, who escorted Viki to heaven back in 2008.

“I grew up on ‘OLTL,’ and I am happy to make one last cameo as the show prepares to end its run. ‘OLTL’ was a second family to me, and it will always hold a very special place in my life,” she noted in a statement last month. Torpey taped her scenes on June 29.

It is understood the old flame is Cristian Vega, portrayed by David Fumero. Torpey’s appearance is said to coincide with the actors exit from the soap.



( — One of the first high-profile returns announced following news of the cancellation of “All My Children” on ABC this past April was that of Carol Burnett as Verla Grubbs. Soap Opera Network has learned Burnett will mark her re-entrance into Pine Valley society on Tuesday, September 6. The comedic legend started taping her scenes this past Friday, August 12. Burnett is expected to appear in several episodes of the soap.

The 78-year-old actress originated the role of Langley Wallingford’s (Louis Edmonds)  long-lost daughter  in 1983. Burnett is a vocal fan and long-time viewer of “All My Children.” Along with her 1983 debut, Burnett reprised the role of Verla on the soap in 1995 to celebrate its 25th Anniversary and again in 2005 to celebrate its 35th Anniversary. In 1995, Burnett also hosted a prime-time special on ABC to honor her favorite daytime drama on it’s silver Anniversary.

Burnett is one of the most famous comedians of any gender of all-time. She starred on the successful CBS comedy variety show “The Carol Burnett Show” from 1967 to 1978. Burnett has guest appeared on numerous series including older favorites like “Mad About You,” “The Larry Sanders Show” and “The Gary Moore Show” to newer series like NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and FOX’s “Glee” She was also the first celebrity to air on a little PBS program called “Sesame Street” in 1969. The television, stage and movie actress who has earned nearly every prestigious honor available for a legend has also earned six Prime-time Emmy Awards as a performer and a producer and no less than five Golden Globe Awards as a performer.

Look for Verla to hit the Pine Valley scene with her unique sense of humor just as Erica (Susan Lucci) finds herself in the unique position of having to help deal with Opal’s (Jill Larson) man trouble.


OLTL Recap: Monday, August 15, 2011

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, August 15, 2011.



John arrives with the key to the mystery. Téa and Blair compare notes as they try to puzzle out the mystery of the two Todds. Blair lets Téa know that the man with Todd’s original face kissed her. Téa’s a little jealous, but that’s nothing compared to how she feels when Blair tells her that she also kissed Todd. A fight ensues, which Tomas interrupts with shocking news that will help solve the mystery of who is the real Todd Manning.

Starr and Baz meet. Baz is stunned about everything that’s happened since he was away visiting his mother. He’s learning more and more about his own dad, while Starr is torn between two fathers. They rehearse some music and are excited by the results.

Destiny reveals to Dani that she decided against the abortion after thinking long and hard about what Matthew’s mom said. She doesn’t know if she’ll give the baby to Nora and Bo. Dani’s supportive, filling her in about the two Todds. They are both grateful for their mothers. Mrs. Evans confronts Nora about Destiny. After a raging argument, Nora apologizes. She offers an olive branch which Mrs. Evans doesn’t quite accept.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Viki and the Todds are shocked by Irene’s arrival.
  • Kelly decides to return to London to be with Zane.
  • Dorian receives an interesting phone call.


GH Recap: Monday, August 15, 2011

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, August 15, 2011.


Jason calls Carly for an update on Josslyn, he has a seizure.

Sonny faces off with Jax in the Drake living room. A scuffle ensues, Robin tries to stop the men – and Sonny shoots. Dante arrests Sonny as Jax tries to leave Port Charles on his plane. Carly gets much needed help from Shawn.

Maxie is jealous of all the attention Jackal, P.I., is paying Lulu.  

On the Next General Hospital

  • Lucky holds Siobhan’s hand as Elizabeth looks on.
  • Dante makes it clear he is treating Sonny as a criminal.
  • Abby is greatly disturbed when she overhears two women talking about her.


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( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, August 15, 2011.


Tad tells Cara she didn’t have to move out but she believes he and Dixie won’t be able to figure things out if she’s living at the house. JR lashes out at Dixie. Dixie announces that she’s moving in with JR and Tad thinks it’s a bad idea but she says her son needs help.

Amanda doesn’t wake up right away after surgery as Jake stirs. Jake is relieved when Amanda finally opens her eyes.  Amanda tells him she knows she’s cancer-free and tells him about the wonderful place she visited while she was asleep. She tells him something wonderful is coming for them and their loved ones. Cara confirms that Amanda is indeed cancer-free.

Jackson and Erica are in the south of France, spending some much needed time together. The couple talks about all that has gone down since her kidnapping.

Kendall is stunned to see Zach alive. Greenlee and Ryan fill her in on ehwta happened. Kendall, Bianca, Ryan & Greenlee wait for news on Zach. Bianca calls Erica with an update from home. Griffin and David butt heads about Hayward’s ethics, but manage to work together to stabilize Zach. Griffin tells Kendall she can go see see Zach now. An emotional Kendall takes Zach’s hand as he opens his eyes and says her name. 

On the Next All My Children

  • Is Babe still alive?
  • Marissa tells Bianca she wants to spend the night with her.
  • Maya tells Mookie they’re over.


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On Friday, August 12, both Soap Opera Network and Soap Opera Digest reported SOAPnet’s post “All My Children” schedule (Monday, September 26), which included the insertion of “Brothers & Sisters” re-runs and the shuffling of more than 80% of the schedule into different time periods. Other than “Days of our Lives” picking up a primetime spot (8:00 PM ET/PT), nothing caught reader attention more than the network announcing classic episodes of “All My Children,” “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live.” So what is a classic episode according to the network?



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