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

 
AMC Alerts: Week of July 25 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of July 25, 2011.

ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Erica attacks David. Janet returns. Will Dixie and JR reunite?
  • Tuesday: David assures Kendall that he’s done with Erica and she belongs to Jackson. Jesse gets back the DNA test results for Lucy. Amanda learns the results of her biopsy.
  • Wednesday: Brot runs into Dixie and takes her to Oak Haven. Jesse tells Frankie he discovered something Maya hasn’t told them. Cara offers Amanda her support.
  • Thursday: Kendall, Greenlee and Madison prepare for the Fierce presentation. David agrees to treat Greenlee. Marian and Annie return.
  • Friday: Marissa visits David in the hospital and tells him about her and Bianca relationship. AJ smacks JR and tells him he doesn’t want to see him anymore. Erica sees the dead.
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    OLTL Alerts: Week of July 25 Edition

    OLTL Alerts: Week of July 25 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of July 25, 2011.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS

    • Monday: Tomas makes a shocking admission to Téa. Someone is after John and the man with the scar. Dani tells Nate she’s sorry for not trusting him.
    • Tuesday: Natalie and Brody decide their future. John and the man with the scar try to unravel the mystery of the two Todds. Téa arrives to see John.
    • Wednesday: Dorian and David ready for the “Vicker Man” movie premiere. Will Vimal continue to keep the secret about Liam’s paternity? Clint’s days as a free man are nearing an end.
    • Thursday: “Vicker Man” finally debuts. Rex takes the next step in his plot to destroy the Manning family. Jack thinks John is still trying to get dirt on him.
    • Friday: Tomas makes a surprising accusation regarding Todd. David’s movie premiere holds more than a few surprises. Rama helps out Vimal is his moment of need.
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      GH Alerts: Week of July 25 Edition

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of July 25, 2011.

      GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS

      • Monday: Determined to help Lucky, Elizabeth fights to keep working at the hospital as he investigates his drug case. Helena goes cougar on Dante. Patrick tries to divert Robin’s attention from her Chief of Staff duties.
      • Tuesday: New head writer Garin Wolf’s first episode. Lucky is tempted by his old drug dealer. Helena physically threatens Lulu. Jason and Sam discuss their engagement.
      • Wednesday: Helena eggs Nikolas on as he tries to reconcile with his sister. Elizabeth and Monica discuss Jake. Steve and Olivia make love.
      • Thursday: Lulu finally decides to go home… will she bring Luke along? Anthony drops in on Tracy Quartermaine – what do they have in common? Jason and Sam get romantic.
      • Friday: Anthony sets drugs in Lucky’s path… what happens next? Carly is stunned when Elizabeth breaks the news that Sam and Jason are engaged. Tension rises when Robin sees Patrick talking with Carly.
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        AMC Recap: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY…

        Frankie doesn’t believe Asher when he says he needs another bottle of pills because Colby lost the ones he had. Instead he’s convinced Asher is developing a serious problem. Asher threatens to find a doctor who will give him the pills. Caleb overhears Asher and Frankie and agrees his son needs help.

        JR tells Amanda he can relate to some of what she’s feeling because of his own situation. He tells Amanda that Marissa fell in love with Bianca and takes a drink from a flask. Amanda’s sorry to see that he’s drinking again and hopes he gets his act together but won’t be the one to help him do it. Caleb and Asher find JR drinking in the parlor and Caleb grabs the flask and chucks it in the garbage. He plans on taking Asher home where he belongs. An angry JR doesn’t want Asher to leave and gets nasty, telling Caleb it’s a little too late to be a father now. Asher leaves and JR pours himself another drink.

        Amanda tells JR about her biopsy but declines his offer of support should it turn out to be cancerous, saying he is the last person she would turn to for support. In tears, Amanda goes home to Opal and admits she might have cancer.

        Tad tells Cara that Dixie’s father just passed away and they must have found the journal in his stuff. Tad reads the diary and learns that Dixie always wanted the type of life she had with him. Overwhelmed, Tad needs to get away from the house. Tad and Cara head off to the park and he admits that life with Dixie was a life changer for him, made him see himself differently. He figured if she loved him than he couldn’t be all that bad. Cara doesn’t believe he was ever bad so he tells her the story of “Tad the Cad”. Dixie changed him and when they were finally able to be together, she died. Tad comes to the realization that he needs to find out who he is separate from Dixie. Cara offers to help him move on like he helped her move on from Jake.

        On the Next All My Children…

        • Kathy sees Dixie.
        • Jane is moved by Jackson’s passion.
        • Jane becomes upset after seeing a close moment between Greenlee and David.

         

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          OLTL Recap: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

          OLTL Recap: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

          IT HAPPENED TODAY…

          John, in search of Sam, bursts into the Minute Man Motel room. Sam isn’t there, but evidence of the man with Todd’s original face is. Meanwhile, at Todd’s house, the man with Todd’s original face, bent on coercing the truth about what he believes to be his stolen life, marches Todd at gunpoint right up to the door of his own house.

          But before he can reveal them to the family inside, they are set upon by Baker and one of his agents. The man with Todd’s original face accuses Todd of being Baker’s cohort. Todd clearly recognizes Baker, who plays dumb about their mysterious connection in front of the man with Todd’s original face. The man with Todd’s original face threatens to kill Todd but is thwarted by the arrival of a second agent. Baker takes the man with Todd’s original face into custody as Todd demands to know what is going on. Baker refuses to enlighten Todd, simply assuring him that he’ll never see the man with Todd’s original face again. Téa nearly catches Todd with Baker.

          Meanwhile, Blair continues to worry about Sam’s whereabouts. Baz questions Tomas about his connections to Todd and all the goings-on. On the docks, Baker shoots the man with Todd’s original face and rolls him into the water. Baker makes a call to his unidentified controller to say that the man with Todd’s original face is dead.

          John examines evidence left in the man with Todd’s original face’s room, including Kent’s ID and phone, as well as a computer, complete with its search history indicating an interest in Todd Manning.

          John locates Sam in another Minute Man room with Dorian and Echo. John returns with Sam, providing the family with a happy reunion. John informs the Mannings that Sam claims the man behind super hero mask is the man with the line on his face.

          Natalie enters and brings David and Viki up to speed on the situation with missing Sam. Her update is interrupted by Dorian’s arrival. She tells David and Viki of her kidnapping by Echo and subsequent rescue. David and Dorian clear the air and renew their love. Later, Natalie divulges to Viki the oddity surrounding the identity of Sam’s no-longer imaginary friend.

          Joey shows up at La Boulaie on a pretense; his true mission is to spend time with Kelly.

          On the Next One Life to Live…

          • Rex demands Echo be released from jail.
          • Jessica takes Ford up on his offer.
          • David and Dorian ready for the movie premiere.
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            GH Recap: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

            GH Recap: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

            IT HAPPENED TODAY…

            With Maxie’s help, Jason picks out an engagement ring for Sam. As preparations are made, Sam confides in Alexis the possibility she is getting married. But there is a snafu – Maxie accidentally drops the ring off the balcony!

            Jax levels awful insults Carly’s way as Sonny fights to hold onto the woman he loves. Jax makes plans to leave Port Charles, and Brenda catches Carly and Sonny in a situation.

            When Lucky steps away, Siobhan attacks Elizabeth for putting on an act of kindness. Lucky tries to maintain a peaceful triangle, but drama looms between the three.

            On the Next General Hospital…

            • Jax says goodbye to Michael, Morgan and Josslyn.
            • Devastated and heartbroken, Sonny finds little comfort from Carly or Robin.
            • Will Jason and Sam finally get engaged?

             

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              Real-Life Husband and Wife Duo Returning to 'All My Children'

              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – On Tuesday, ABC Daytime announced that Justin Bruening and Alexa Havins will be making a return to “All My Children” before shop closes on ABC Daytime. The duo who played Jamie Martin and Babe Carey on the ABC soap from the Fall of 2003 to the Fall of 2007 will return for a handful of episodes scheduled to air in September. Bruening and Havins met on the cast of the ABC soap in 2003 and were officially married on June 5, 2005. The couple welcomed daughter Lexington Grace into the fold on August 9, 2010.

              Bruening first aired on “AMC” in the role of the son of Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight) and Brooke English (Julia Barr), Jamie, in September of 2003. He remained with the show until August 2007. The former model has jumped into the prime-time television pool somewhat successfully since his departure from daytime television. The hunk landed the leading role on the NBC reboot of the “Knight Rider” series after a television movie reboot, also starring Bruening, of the series landed good ratings. The series aired in the 2008-2009 season before being cancelled. Recently, Bruening was set to star as the male lead in a “Wonder Woman” television series reboot for the same network. The series was dropped from contention for a time-slot in the 2011-2012 fall line-up due to excessively high production cost. The actor has guest starred on multiple prime-time series’ including ABC’s “Castle” and and CBS’ “CSI: Miami.”

              Havins, of course, played the controversial but popular Babe Carey Chandler on “AMC” from October 13, 2003 to October 8, 2007. The role of David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) and Krystal Carey’s (Bobbie Eakes) daughter and the love of JR Chandler’s (Jacob Young) life was immediately recast. Havins was replaced by Amanda Baker no later than on October 8, 2007. Babe died after being crushed in the wreckage of a tornado protecting her son, AJ Chandler, the following year. Or did she? With her father’s project encompassing the entire canvas at the moment, one can’t rule out Babe miraculously returning in the flesh due to his machinations quite yet. Havins earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for her work on “AMC” in 2005. The 30-year-old actress recently landed a series regular role on STARZ series “Torchwood: Miracle Day.” Before landing the role, she had guest-starred on several prime-time series including FX’s “Rescue Me” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

              Soap Opera Network will continue to keep viewers and readers updated as we get more information on both the specific dates and length of returns for all of the returning actors. Bruening and Havins comebacks brings the total amount of actors confirmed to return to “AMC” since the news of cancellation this past April to fifteen. Only Cady McClain and Thorsten Kaye are scheduled for returns that extend to more than a handful or two of episodes.

              “AMC” concludes airing on ABC on Friday, September 23. Prospect Park has licensed both “AMC” and “One Life to Live” from ABC and is rumored to be prepared to have new episodes of “AMC” set to go by Monday, September 26. Fans are skeptical of that as numerous actors from the 41-year-old daytime drama have confirmed that they have yet to be contacted by the production company to discuss any potential negotiations. All “AMC” actors will be released from their contracts with ABC on August 31, 2011, the last day of filming.

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                Disney/ABC Television Group

                (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On May 18, 2011, Robert Guza Jr. was fired as head writer of “General Hospital” and Garin Wolf was named the new head writer.  With Guza leaving, it’s not surprising that his wife, breakdown writer Meg Bennett, was also let go from the show.  Breakdown writer David Goldschmid was also fired.  Replacing them on the breakdown team will be Shelly Altman, who’s been writing breakdowns for “One Life to Live” for the past 11 years, and current “GH” script writer Tracey Thomson (though she may only be helping out with breakdowns temporarily).

                Over at “Days of our Lives” the changes just keep on coming.   Ryan Quan who’s been a script writer and writers’ assistant gets promoted to breakdown writer, replacing Michelle Poteet Lisanti.  Joining the script writing team is Pete T. Rich.

                More changes are expected at both soaps.

                For discussion, join us in the Writers/Directors thread.


                 

                (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Get ready Kentucky soap fans. “One Life to Live’s” Kassie DePaiva (Blair) and “General Hospital’s” Jason Thompson (Patrick) are coming to Louisville this weekend for the annual WHAS11 Health & Fitness Expo to sign autograph and chat with viewers.

                The fun begins this Friday, July 22, when Thompson will be on hand from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm ET. DePaiva, who is also a Kentucky native, will stop by on Saturday, July 23 from 11:30 am until 1:30 PM ET. Both actors will conduct a question and answer session with fans, as well as sign autographs and pose for photos.

                According to a press release from the ABC affiliate, “This FREE event will feature activities fun for the whole family. See the latest health and fitness products. Learn about innovative health care options. Get FREE medical tests and screenings! Before you leave, stop by the WHAS11 booth and fill out the event survey. You’ll be automatically registered to win an iPad 2!”

                The WHAS-11 Health & Fitness Expo will take place at the Kentucky International Convention Center (Exhibit Halls 1A & B), 2215 South 4th Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202. Events run from 10:00 am until 5:00 PM ET each day, and admission is free. However, there is a charge for parking. For more information, click here.


                 

                AMC Recap: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

                (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

                IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                Griffin is doing community service when Kendall approaches and asks if he found anything out from David. He admits he hasn’t heard back after all he’s done for David. Griffin tells Kendall he knew a different David from the one they all know. He talks about how David taught him everything he knows, even how to save her life that day in the ambulance. Kendall says David saves people for his own purposes and tells Griffin about Maria Santos. He presses her for more information and Kendall admits that he locked her away after an accident. Maria’s plane went down like Zach’s and Zach was involved with her before Kendall. Eva La Rue returns to AMC for her first appearance as Maria Santos.

                JR drops AJ off at Tad’s and Cara overhears him saying that he didn’t want AJ watching Marissa pack up and leave again. Tad asks if he needs a few drinks to handle it and suggests he attend an AA meeting. JR says he doesn’t need one and tries to convince Tad that one slip is no big deal. Cara makes her presence known when JR brings up Tad & Cara’s fake marriage. Tad wonders what Dixie would think right now of her son. JR tells him to leave her out of this; she’s dead and not coming back. Tad’s sorry Cara had to witness his tough love with JR. Tad gets a delivery from Dixie’s father; in the box is Dixie’s diary. Scott finds Marissa and wants to know what JR’s done this time. Marissa admits she’s in love with Bianca and Scott’s surprised but happy for her. He assumes JR didn’t take the news to well. Marissa notices an empty liquor bottle and has a feeling he took it harder than she thought. Scott tells her not to feel responsible for JR’s drinking. JR kicks Marissa out and assumes Scott wants to laugh at him. Scott tries to explain that Marissa’s decision was not a personal attack on him. But he’s glad she is a lesbian because it means she’ll never be with JR again. JR looks at a picture of Dixie and apologizes for messing up.

                Liza thinks Jesse is happy she lost her job and he admits he was happy to hear it until he found out it was because of him. Liza admits she didn’t want to be the same person she was a few years ago because she lost Colby because of her old behavior.

                While bonding with Angie, Maya ignores several calls on her cell. Angie asks if she’s in trouble but Maya says it’s just her aunt calling. Maya tells Mookie to stop calling and Angie wonders why she tries to convince herself he’s a good guy. Maya explains that Mookie moved to NY to be with her so she should have told him about her new job. Jesse overhears Maya telling Frankie she is letting go of the guilt of giving up her baby and privately reacts. He confides his concerns to Brot that Maya could be Lucy’s mother. They agree she can’t be but when Mookie shows up Jesse’s concerned and wants to do a DNA test as soon as possible.

                Jake gets Amanda’s test results and says they found some abnormal cells so he scheduled a biopsy for today. Jake tells Tad about Amanda’s test results and fears it may be cancer. Amanda puts on a brave front but when Jake holds her their fear is apparent.

                On the Next All My Children…

                • Tad tells Cara about his past as “Tad the Cad.”
                • Greenlee awakes from a nightmare and tells Ryan it could be a memory.
                • Frankie is convinced Asher is developing a serious problem.

                 

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