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

 
She May Be Jess Now, But Tess is Lurking in the Shadows

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Jessica (Bree Williamson) may have just regained control of her life from her troublesome alternate personality Tess, but could the bad girl be coming out again anytime soon? Tess’ onscreen love interest David A. Gregory (Ford) has the surprising answer in a recent interview with ABC Soaps in Depth.

In the interview, which can be hold in the July 11 edition of the magazine, Gregory talks about the love/hate relationship between Ford and Tess, and how they fell in love with one another just before Jessica re-emerged.

When asked how Ford will be able the fact that the woman he is in love with is not even a “real” person, Gregory hints that “In the next couple of months Tess and Jessica are going to fluctuate between each other, and Ford is going to have to deal with that. It’s going to be interesting to see how Ford handles Jessica, so I am very excited by where the story is going!” However, judging by the reaction to the couple by many of the show’s fans, he may be about the only one.

With any luck, “One Life” fans won’t be subjected to either of Jessica’s other alters, Bess and Wes, again before the show stops taping in November. However, with “One Life to Live” one can never say never.

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    ‘OLTL’ Casting Call: Paging Nurse Judy

    'OLTL' Casting Call: Paging Nurse Judy

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” issues a new audition script for the minor role of a nurse, and other casting insights and tidbits for the month of July and beyond.

    The scene opens with Tom telling “Nurse Judy” he he is aware of his rights, and that the hospital can’t force a patient to stay under their care. She agrees, but states that if he leaves now, it could seriously hamper his recovery. However, Tom insists that he has pressing issues to attend to that are need to be taken care of in a timely manner, and that he feels perfectly fine. Nurse Judy tells him it is because he has been getting plenty of bed rest and following his doctor’s orders, but that if he leaves, he could suffer a fatal hemorrhage. Tom demands a second opinion on his condition. She reminds him that there is no one else at the hospital who can examine him at the moment, and that “Dr. Lawless” is the top professional in his field. As the scene ends, Tom becomes even more upset, saying that the doctor cannot be located, and that if is medical issue were really so severe, he would be in to check on him already. In response, Nurse Judy states that she is sure the doctor will be making his rounds shortly. Remember that the show frequently changes names in these auditions scripts to throw off viewers.

    In other news…

    Although both actress’ have already left the show fans can expect to hear Susan Haskell‘s (Marty) and Tamela Aldridge‘s (Dr. Buhari) voices again later this week when Brody (Mark Lawson) listens to the tape of Marty’s therapy session with her shrink, and learns a piece of shocking information about baby Liam.

    Despite the fact that his character of Agent Kent is dead, look for Flint Beverage to be seen again in the coming days as Kent’s corpse is stumbled upon poolside at La Boulaie.

    According to the closing credits at the end of last Friday’s (June 24) episode, Barret Helms‘ and LaChanze‘s characters of Baz and Yvette have been given the last name of Moreau. Also, LaChanze was officially credited as LaChanze Fordjour.

    Get ready for some location shots to air later this summer. Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted this picture last Friday of her co-star Barret Helms (Baz) getting on a bus and said that they were “off to do some ‘location stuff,’ rain rain stay away,” along with this one of Helms and Andrew Trischitta (Jack) having some fun on the bus en route to the location shoot.

    Helms, meanwhile tweeted that “my ‘cool shades’ haven’t aired yet….but they were far from cool hahaha.” The day before she wrote that “I have a LONG day of work tomorrow!!! Early is right!So many lines too! haha A very tall coffee for a very long day.”

    Earlier last week Alderson tweeted that she was “Lovin’ my day at work w/Nic Robuck today!! He’s a silly guy!” And last Tuesday she posted a picture of part of her scripts full of the names “Starr,” “Jack,” and “Baz,” and commented that “Friday’s gonna be a long day at work!”

    Nick Choksi (Vimal) posted on Facebook page on Monday that “Tomorrow (Tuesday) on ‘One Life To Live,’ something big happens: could this be then end of my marriage to Rama? Well, if it is, it won’t happen for quite some time. Oh, soaps. But seriously, some big truth happens that starts a series of events that gets nuttier and nuttier over the coming month or so. 2pm on ABC!”

    Floanne Ankah will play Colette on Tuesday, July 5.

    Michael Easton (John) and Ted King (Tomas) will appear in the August 8th episode, which will be directed by Michael Eilbaum.

    Is Brandon Buddy (Cole) returning to the show before it wraps production in November? The actor responds to a tweet by a fan asking what they could do to help get him back on the show before it ends by saying “I’m not sure. Maybe wright to the studios in nyc?” He also tells another fan who asks if he is coming back to “OLTL” in August that “I’m trying! With your help and all of the other awesome followers I think we can make it happen!”

    Robin Strasser (Dorian) continues to make some rather interesting comments regarding “OLTL” and her former co-stars, especially Trevor St. John and Roger Howarth, on her Twitter page, including this one from last Friday (her last day of taping), stating that “As final curtains go: it went as well as I prayed it would. Tuc [Watkins]/David scenes a joy. I gave “lunch” 4 crew/cast: rotisserie chicken+heros.” Today she tweeted that “12 Hrs?! last tweet? Time flies living life after ‘One Life.’ Busy, productive and making progress. Kathy [Alderson], Kristen Alderson’s mom dropped by. Kathy gave me a BEAUTIFUL photo by Kristen Alderson: Cramer women’s last shoot 2gether. Fab frame! omG I’m blessed to have had that family.”

    Although she lost out to Will Smith‘s kids Willow and Jaden at last Sunday’s BET Awards, Shenell Edmonds (Destiny) still looked great in the dress she wore to the ceremony. And check out some of her comments about getting ready for the awards telecast on her Facebook page.

    Nikola Kent portrayed Agent Jones on June 2 and 3.

    Lisa Romain played a Doctor on June 9.

    “OLTL” Music Director Paul S. Glass tells a fan on his Twitter page who asks if he could put the song “Forsaken,” which played in the background of Todd’s execution scenes in 2006 on iTunes that ” I wish I could but can’t for a number of reasons.”

    And wanting to get a sense of which “One Life” cast members have been on set taping recently? Check out the Facebook page of this dedicated fan, who has pictures of himself taken with the various actors as they arrive/leave the studios. It is quite an interesting collection of current and former “OLTL” stars. The gallery also features a number of photos taken outside the studio last Friday. He and a friend also claim that last Friday was not only Robin Strasser’s final day of taping, but also Gina Tongnoni‘s (Kelly). However, that remains unconfirmed at this time.

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    • One Life to Live
    • Casting
    • Susan Haskell
    • Facebook
    • Ted King
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    • Gina Tognoni
    • Mark Lawson
    • Kristen Alderson
    • Brandon Buddy
    • Will Smith
    • Tuc Watkins
    • Nic Robuck
    • Roger Howarth
    • Trevor St. John
    • Robin Strasser
    • Shenell Edmonds
    • Paul Glass
    • Nick Choksi
    • audition scripts
    • Floanne Ankah
    • iTunes
    • Andrew Trischitta
    • Comings & Goings
    • Tamela Aldridge
    • Flint Beverage
    • LaChanze
    • Barret Helms
    • 2011 BET Awards
    • Willow Smith
    • Jaden Smith
    • scripts
    • Kathy Alderson
    • BET Awards
    • Michael Eilbaum
    • Lisa Romain
    • Nikola Kent

       

      AMC Recap: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      After making love to JR, Marissa lays awake thinking about Bianca’s admission. JR realizes Bianca must have had a hand in Marissa coming home last night and later thanks her for whatever she said to Marissa. Bianca is surprised to hear from AJ the two are back together and tells Marissa she’s happy for both her and JR. Marissa tells AJ that she and JR are back together after the little boy sees them together. JR is thrilled, it’s the only birthday present he really wanted. Despite her admission Marissa appears conflicted.

      Griffin tells Bianca and Kendall that he’s leaving PV for Chile tonight. Bianca’s shocked and can see the yearning between Griffin and Kendall. Bianca questions why she didn’t ask him to stay. Bianca says she put her feelings for Marissa out there and Kendall should do the same. Griffin thanks David for his offer to work at PVH but explains why he wants to go to Chile. David says he’s doing the right thing in keeping his personal and professional life separate. Thinking of what Bianca said Kendall is surprised when Griffin shows up. He admits he couldn’t leave without saying goodbye. They admit they’re going to miss each other.

      Greenlee wants to know what else David has up his sleeve after getting Erica to buy the hospital. David’s amused Greenlee thinks everything he does revolves around her somehow. Greenlee tells Ryan that Erica reminds her of herself when she was under David’s influence and thinks he’s gotten into Erica’s head. She’s also noticed that Erica was wearing shoes from last season and that’s so not her. Ryan thinks he and Greenlee make a great team just like the old days. Both admit they can’t live without each other and he says he will make sure they stay together. Ryan helps “Erica” avoid a tabloid reporter and asks if he needs to be worried about her. Ryan questions whether David forced her to buy the hospital and goes as far as asking if David was behind her kidnapping. “Erica” says she would never let herself be manipulated by David like Greenlee was as Greenlee overhears. Partnering with David was just a business decision she says. Greenlee thinks “Erica” is doing this just to get back at her but Ryan comes to “Erica’s” defense. David corners Jane and warns her not to get too close to Ryan. David makes it clear Ryan’s no threat to him. Acquiring the hospital is just the beginning of his bigger plans.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Ryan asks Tad if he will marry him and Greenlee.
      • Dixie continues to stir restlessly in her sleep.
      • Kendall and Griffin have an awkward goodbye.

       

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        OLTL Recap: Tuesdsay, June 28, 2011

        OLTL Recap: Tuesdsay, June 28, 2011

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY

        Rex gives Clint an ultimatum. Clint signs over everything to Rex. Rex tells Gigi that he had to do what he did, because now he has enough money and power to go after Todd and Jack.

        Todd tells Jack he wants him to work at the SUN with Todd, and stop screwing up now that Todd bought him a second chance. Aubrey goes to Cutter with no place to go, asking to move back in to Asa’s. They argue, annoying Vimal who’s concerned about Rama’s “pregnancy.” Aubrey blurts that Rama isn’t pregnant. Vimal makes it clear his marriage to Rama is over, and she leaves. Aubrey and the pathetic Vimal finally persuade Cutter to let them stay there when Nigel returns with movers, telling Cutter the deed Clint gave him was a fake. All of them have to get out.

        Joey and Kelly reveal to each other that each has been encouraged not to give up on the other. They almost make a step towards each other when they’re interrupted.

        Viki hears Echo on the phone, not quite catching her plotting with Ionia. Echo tells Viki that Dorian is responsible for the damage to Clint’s heart when she didn’t call for help soon enough. Viki isn’t sure what to believe.

        Meanwhile, Ionia has performed a charade with David in front of Dorian, making it look like she’s having an affair with him. Dorian is shaken, as is David, worried that Dorian doesn’t trust him. Echo is with Ionia, happy that the plot to mess with Dorian is underway and Viki is next.

        Rama admits to Cristian the real reason why she allowed Vimal to believe she was pregnant is for money. Cristian, disillusioned, walks out on her.

        On the Next One Life to Live…

        • Clint prepares for surgery.
        • Ford visits Brody.
        • Viki gives Jessica some advice.
        • One Life to Live
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          GH Recap: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

          IT HAPPENED TODAY…

          Lucky tries to get through to Nikolas about Aiden’s true paternity, but Nikolas insists Elizabeth is lying out of her grief over Jake. Lucky and Elizabeth discuss next steps as we see Nikolas and Aiden preparing to leave Wyndemere behind forever.

          Lulu accepts a job in the Florida brothel as a waitress while she awaits Luke’s return. Meanwhile, Dante fishes for more info about Lulu and Luke.

          Jason admits to Sam he would have been happy if her pregnancy test came out positive.

          On the Next General Hospital…

          • Steve asks Robin and Patrick to investigate Siobhan’s surgery error.
          • Sonny finds out that Jax has a subpoena for Brenda to testify against him.
          • Edward welcomes Michael and Abby to their first day of work at ELQ.

           

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            B&B Recap: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

            B&B Recap: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "The Bold and the Beautiful" Episode Recap — Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

            IT HAPPENED TODAY…

            Liam and Bill came by the Malibu house. Amber told them that Rosie was with Marcus. Liam asked how he was handling it. Amber said he's still in shock. She then told them to get on with what they came here for, which was to give her the boot. "I'm already packed." she said. "Good." Bill replied. Liam stepped away and called Hope to tell her to come by. Hope, who was still with Steffy arguing, told her she had to go. Steffy told Hope that she didn't want her to be heartbroken over her parents reunion. Hope told Steffy that she'd be the one who ends up heartbroken because Ridge belongs with her mother, not Taylor. Meanwhile, Amber came downstairs at the Malibu house with her bags packed. Bill snarked at her. Hope arrived and Amber told her she was sorry and hoped to make it up to her some day. Bill wasn't having any of it and fiercely told her to leave. Before leaving, Amber said she's starting a new life now taking care of her precious baby. She asked them to all say prayers for her. Bill clapped with glee when she left and suggested they call a hazmat crew to come and disinfect the house. Liam was stoked when Bill told him that he and Hope could keep the keys to the house. Bill left and Liam and Hope celebrated. "I want to make this the summer of our lives." Liam said.

            Dayzee stopped by Brooke's home at her request. She asked what happened with her and Ridge. Brooke didn't want to talk about it. Brooke told Dayzee that she wanted her to be on the board of her new foundation.

            Over at Taylor's house, Taylor confided in Stephanie that she wanted her wedding to be small. Stephanie was to distracted to listen. Taylor asked if she was ok. Stephanie said she was. Taylor noted that Eric told her she was coughing the other night. Stephanie said she goes in for all of her check ups and that she's fine. Taylor tried to cheer Stephanie up by asking her to be her matron of honor at the wedding. Stephanie gladly accepted but wondered about Steffy. Taylor said she wanted both of them to be it. Just then, Stephanie got a call from Brooke who said she needed to talk to her. Ridge came in as Stephanie was leaving. Before leaving, Stephanie hugged him and told him she wants him to be happy. Taylor told Ridge that she thinks Stephanie's been acting strange lately. Ridge said he hasn't been paying much attention. He told Taylor that he went to see Brooke and told her about the proposal. He talked about how difficult it was. Steffy arrived home as her parents hugged. Taylor asked her daughter to be her maid of honor. Steffy accepted and was excited. Taylor told her that her Grandmother would be standing beside her. Steffy wanted to go talk with her about it but Taylor said she was with Brooke. Later, Taylor sat with Ridge, who was sullen. He said he felt like his whole world has turned upside down and that he can't hold onto his bearings. He added that he didn't know how he could cope with all this without her. Taylor said she was ready to be his wife and would marry him right now if he wanted. Ridge said soon. "I want my famiy back. I want you." he told her. They kissed.

            Stephanie arrived at Brooke's, along with Nick and Jackie who were there to help with the foundation. As the meeting commenced, Jackie and Dayzee noticed Stephanie's reluctance to the idea and wondered how she could be so hesitant towards Brooke's gesture. RJ came downstairs and asked Brooke to read him the book his dad always reads him. She told him to go get the book. Brooke decided to end the meeting but asked Stephanie to stay awhile longer. Brooke told Stephanie that it's been a difficult transition for RJ. Stephanie said she'd support in any way she could. Brooke said she lies awake at night and tries to remember what happened on the island. Stephanie told her not to obsess over it. Brooke told Stephanie she was grateful and lucky to have her in her life. "You changed my life, and I will always love and respect you for that," Brooke told her. She hugged her. Stephanie looked on with a guilty face.

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              Tuck: 'I Would Absolutely Go Back' to 'One Life to Live'

              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While at least one former “One Life to Live” has reportedly turned down offers to return to the soap in its final months on the air, another actress says she “would definitely jump at the chance” to return to Llanview a final time. In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Jessica Tuck, fondly remembered by “One Life” fans for her role of Megan Gordon Harrison, discusses the possibility of returning to her daytime roots.

              From 1988-92, Tuck portrayed the feisty, outspoken secret daughter of Victoria Lord (Erika Slezak), only to have her character die from complication of lupus in one of the most touching scenes in “OLTL” history. Tuck would reprise the role of Megan, albeit in spiritual form, in 1993, 1999, and 2004 (she had also planned on making a cameo as part of of the show’s 40th anniversary celebration in 2008, but was forced to pass due to a scheduling conflict). “They brought me back as a ghost, as a spirit, in dreams. I mean, when you’re doing a soap, you can pretty [much] create any opportunity to come back, I think,” Tuck tells the entertainment news site of her previous guest appearances on the show. The role earned a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination in 1990 and a Daytime Emmy Award nod in 1992.

              When asked if she would be open to returning to the show again before it wraps production later this year, and enthusiastic Tuck replied that “If they invited me, absolutely I would go back. It’s very sad that [the show is ending in] I guess January… That’s coming up fast. It was such a great ride and I loved being there so if they wanted me to dip back in for a moment or two, I would definitely jump at the chance.”

              In addition to “One Life to Live,” Tuck also appeared on “Days of our Lives” in 2010. Outside of daytime, she currently plays Nan Flanagan, president of the American Vampire League on the HBO series “True Blood.” Other television appearances include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Boston Legal,” “Saving Grace,” “The Nanny,” and “October Road.”  She also portrayed Sharpay’s (Ashley Tisdale) mother in Disney’s “High School Musical” movie franchise, along with its sequel, “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure,” which was released on DVD on May 22.  

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              • Jessica Tuck
              • Grey’s Anatomy
              • Soap Opera Digest Awards
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              • Daytime Emmy Awards
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              • Disney
              • Boston Legal
              • Saving Grace
              • HBO
              • Days of our Lives
              • Access Hollywood
              • True Blood
              • Ashley Tisdale
              • October Road
              • Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure

                 

                Spiderman Casts His Web on Llanview

                Spiderman Casts His Web on Llanview

                (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Is the masked Marvel Comics superhero bringing his “spidey sense” to Llanview to save the town’s unsuspecting residents from impending peril? Not really, but a dayplayer in a Spiderman costume will be making an appearance on the show soon, much to delight of a certain Llanview tyke.

                Matt McGorry posted last month on his website that he had just “Booked a recurring role in 3 episodes on ABC’s ‘One Life To Live’ playing Spiderman.” The episodes will air in mid-July when his character is hired to entertain at a child’s birthday party. However, an incident that occurs just before he is set to perform, could place several Llanview residents in danger.

                On a related note, click here to view some pictures of several “OLTL” cast members donning Spiderman masks last month as they were taking a break from filming scenes involving the comic book superhero.

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                  Lavoisier: 'I'll Be There Until the End' of 'OLTL'

                  (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With his on and off screen fiancé Farah Fath (Gigi Morasco) leaving “One Life to Live,” fans have begun to speculate on John-Paul Lavoisier‘s status with the show as well. The actor, however, tries to put the rumors to rest by setting the record straight with Soap Opera Digest.

                  “I think [the powers that be] want me to go out with the show. I think I’ll be there until the end,” Lavoisier tells the magazine, despite recent speculation that he was leaving “One Life” this fall. The actor originated the role of Rex Balsom in 2002.

                  As for Gigi, Fath reveals in the same interview that, despite the fact that her character is about to become plant food after Rex makes a bargain with Clint (Jerry verDorn) to get her heart, that “I can’t say that I’m 100% done with the show.” Fath echoed those same sentiments earlier this month in an interview with Soap Opera Weekly.

                  • One Life to Live
                  • Soap Opera Digest
                  • Farah Fath
                  • Soap Opera Weekly
                  • Jerry verDorn
                  • John-Paul Lavoisier

                     

                    ABC Soap Won’t See the ‘Light’

                    ABC Soap Won't See the 'Light'

                    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Despite being a part of one of the most memorable scenes in “One Life to Live” history and topping many fan lists as the actress they would most like to see return to Llanview, veteran actress Judith Light has reportedly turned down not one, but two offers from the show asking her to reprise her breakthrough role of housewife turned prostitute Karen Wolek.

                    Despite often fondly recalling her time on “One Life to Live,” Daytime Confidential is reporting that Light recently told the show thanks, but no thanks when they asked her back for one final appearance on the show before it wraps up production in November. She is said to have rejected a similar offer to return as part of “One Life’s” 40th anniversary celebration back in 2008. Speculation is that her decision may be partly based on the fact that, after nearly thirty years living away from Llanview, should Karen come back to town she would only know a small handful of people. However, Kim Zimmer faced a similar scenario when she reprised the role of Echo Di Savoy last October after a twenty-seven year absence from the show, and look how that turned out.

                    Light took over the role in 1977, one year after the gold-digging Karen first stepped foot in Llanview as the sister of the spiritual and kind-hearted Jenny Wolek. After getting romantically involved with her distant cousin Dr. Larry Wolek, however, Karen was soon blackmailed into a life of turning tricks by her former lover Marco Dane. The storyline would ultimately lead to the Karen’s infamous 1979 witness stand admission to a shocked courtroom (as well as hubby Larry) that she was a hooker, while testifying on behalf of her good friend Victoria Lord, who stood falsely accused of Marco’s murder (it turned out later that Marco’s twin brother was the one that had been murdered). Karen left town in 1983, and was never heard from again.

                    Light’s portrayal of Karen earned her two Daytime Emmy Awards for Leading Actress, as well as two Soapy Awards. After leaving “OLTL,” she went on to a successful television and stage career, starring in “Who’s the Boss?,” “Ugly Betty,” and “Law & Order: SVU.” Earlier this year she earned a Tony Award for her part in the Broadway production of “Lombardi.” Light has also long been an outspoken champion of gay rights.

                    You can watch Karen’s infamous witness stand admission below:

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                    • Ugly Betty
                    • Kim Zimmer
                    • Daytime Emmys
                    • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
                    • Broadway
                    • Daytime Confidential
                    • Judith Light
                    • Tony Awards
                    • Soapy Awards
                    • Who’s the Boss?
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