How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

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Inside The Writers Room: June Edition



( — On May 19, 2011, Dena Higley was fired as head writer of “Days of our Lives” and was replaced by Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. and Marlene McPherson.   So in June’s edition of “Inside The Writers Room,” I have a few items to report. 

Jeanne Marie Ford moves from the breakdown writer to script editor replacing Fran Myers.   Breakdown writer Lisa Seidman was also let go from the show.  So taking Ford and Seidman’s spot on the breakdown writing team are Nancy Williams Watt and Elizabeth Snyder.  Lastly, David A. Levinson joins as a script writer.

Note: These changes were made before Gary Tomlin’s firing.

In other news, Ron Carlivati will be joining “General Hospital” as a script writer once he’s finished writing the end of “One Life To Live.”  And at “All My Children,” the final scripts will be written in mid-July.


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

  • All My Children
  • One Life to Live
  • Days of our Lives
  • Gary Tomlin
  • Ron Carlivati
  • Comings & Goings
  • Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr.
  • Marlene Clark Poulter
  • Elizabeth Snyder
  • Fran Myers Newman
  • Lisa Seidman
  • Nancy Williams Watt
  • Jeanne Marie Ford
  • David A. Levinson


    Tam Fuels Speculation That He and Underwood May Be Returning to 'OLTL'

    ( — Jason Tam reveals on Twitter that both he and Brittany Underwood may be returning to “One Life to Live” as former lovebirds Markko Rivera and Langston Wilde before the show is scheduled to wrap production in November.

    Tam was asked by a fan if there “Is any chance that Markko and Langston will make a return to Llanview BEFORE ‘OLTL’ ends?!?,” to which the actor responded simply “You bet!” The response was short, but enough to give fans of both actors reason to hope that they may step foot in Llanview at least once more before the fictional soap town fades into daytime history. Underwood, meanwhile, has remained silent on the possible return to “One Life” on her Twitter page.

    Brittany Underwood originated the role of Langston in in 2006. She exited the role on April 12 of this year after the show chose not to renew her contract. Tam joined the cast in the role of Markko in 2007, and left the show in November 2010 following a brief hiatus. He returned for two episodes in April to usher Underwood off the show.

    Both characters are currently said to be in Los Angeles writing and directing the screenplay for David Vickers Buchanan’s biopic “Vicker Man.”

    • One Life to Live
    • Twitter
    • Jason Tam
    • Brittany Underwood


      Y&R PreVUE: Week of June 20 Edition

      ( — A look at what's happening on "The Young and the Restless" during the week of June 20, 2011.


      On Monday, June 20, Jack gets what he's wanted the most: the CEO postion at Jabot. That same day, Victor comes to Victoria's side and offers up comfort. Sharon gets put in her place by Piper's father, while Nick and Adam once again argue over their former lady love. On Friday, June 24 Tucker emerges from his coma.

      The Inside Story: History Repeats Itself
      Sofia admits to Malcolm that Neil could be the father of her baby. Malcolm demands to know if she and Neil are having an affair with one another. She assures him that she and Neil were only together during the time they broke up. Her explanation, however falls on deaf ears when Malcolm huffs off. Soon after, Neil shows up and wants to know why Sofia is upset. She confesses to him that she told the truth to Malcolm about their one night together, and that he could be the baby's father. An upset Neil tells Sofia that she should have just kept quiet. He too leaves Sofia alone. Later on, Malcolm returns and pointedly asks her when they can expect to have the results of the paternity. As they are talking, Neil arrives, spurring on a heated arguement between the two brothers.

      A Closer Look: Phyllis's Actions Cause Heartache and Misery
      With Lucy in Phyllis's care, she begins to ponder on the damage she's caused to those involved. Nick makes an unexpected visit and wants to know just how much Victoria misses having Lucy with her. The two of them get into an argument over what she's done to his family. Meanwhile, a frustrated Billy gets disappointing news from Rafe when he admits that there is little chance that he or Victoria will be able to get Lucy back. He soon decides that it might be best for him to move out of the house. News soon travels fast, when Victoria runs into Chloe. She tells Billy's ex that he's moved out of the house. Chloe is stunned that Billy would be willing to walk away from his marriage, rather than fight. She soon spots him and can't believe that he's downing his sorrows in booze. As Billy and Victoria's marriage falls apart, Phyllis has to deal with a jealous Summer, who is not pleased at having Lucy around. Meanwhile, Victoria heads over to Billy's trailer house, only to see him entertaining a half dressed woman sharing his company.

      What To Watch

      • Cane and Genevieve are in for a shock by Colin's latest announcement
      • Adam informs Diane she's in the hot seat with the SEC
      • Diane vows to get even with Adam

      The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

      • Matthew John Armstrong plays Lee, Piper's father on Tuesday, June 21
      • Jessica Heap will join the cast as Eden Baldwin. First air date for her is Tuesday, June 28
      • Green River Ordinance will make an appearance on Friday, July 8
      • Billy Miller, who was debating on leaving the role of Billy Abbott has decided to stay with the show for another year.
      • Eileen Davidson, who plays Ashley Abbott, has inked a new contract
      • Maura West, who plays Diane Jenkins has been let go from the show

      Y&R ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 27, 2011

      • Ashley and Tucker tie the knot
      • Victor helps Abby into rehab
      • Diane won't go down with a fight; and a deal with the devil


      • Katherine and Ashley put Tucker in the middle
      • Katherine has some serious questions to answer regarding Tucker's business
      • Tucker finds out who is his son is
      • Lily may be safe but Cane wonders if she will ever reach out and forgive him
      • Tragedy looms thanks to Phyllis's actions
      • Ronan heads back to Genoa City
      • Adam and Diane's dirty deeds against Victor stirs up serious end results
      • Diane leaves Genoa City in dramatic fashion
      • A new lawyer comes into town to help someone who was wrongfully convicted
      • The Young and the Restless
      • PreVUE


        AMC Teasers: Week of June 20 Edition

        AMC Teasers: Week of June 20 Edition

        ( — “All My Children” Teasers for the Week of June 20, 2011.

        ALL MY CHILDREN: Teasers

        • Monday: (Episode #10646) — Amanda makes a spur of the moment decision regarding J.R. Erica warns Jane that she doesn’t stand a chance against David. Jane purchases the hospital from Greenlee. (Rated: TVPG)
        • Tuesday: (Episode #10647) — Krstal informs Jackson of her resignation. Amanda is shocked to learn Jake and Cara didn’t sleep together. Jane announces she and David will be running the hospital together. (Rated: TVPG)
        • Wednesday: (Episode #10648) — Kendall informs Griffin she is no longer blaming David for everything. David tells Greenlee he can understand her in a way Ryan never will. Bianca continues to fight her feelings for Marissa. (Rated: TVPG S)
        • Thursday: (Episode #10649) — Angie is determined to regain her eyesight. Kendall notices a disoriented Madison walking in the park. Angie interviews Maya about a babysitting job. (Rated: TVPG V)
        • Friday: (Episode #10650) — Randi tells Madison about her miscarriage. Amanda has a difficult time telling Jake the truth. Colby believes Maya to be in an abusive relationship. (Rated: TVPG L)
        • All My Children
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          OLTL Teasers: Week of June 20 Edition

          OLTL Teasers: Week of June 20 Edition

          ( — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of June 20, 2011.

          ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

          • Monday: (Episode #10957) — Blair meets someone unexpected. Starr and James decide to take summer classes at LU. Someone is shot at La Boulaie. (Rated: TVPG L)
          • Tuesday: (Episode #10958) — Ford won’t give up on his new family. Starr meets a strange boy with a love of music. Tomas’ world is rocked by a surprising revelation. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
          • Wednesday: (Episode #10959) — Téa gives Rex some disappointing news. Todd and Jack get into a heated argument over his actions. David and Dorian bicker. (Rated: TVPG L)
          • Thursday: (Episode #10960) — Rex asks Echo for help. Starr is shocked to learn about Tomas. Rex makes a big promise to Gigi. (Rated: TVPG)
          • Friday: (Episode #10961) — Clint’s heart surgery is placed on hold. Bo wants to know what caused his son’s accident. Rick puts the screws to Deanna. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
          • One Life to Live
          • Teasers


            GH Teasers: Week of June 20 Edition

            GH Teasers: Week of June 20 Edition

            ( — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of June 20, 2011.

            GENERAL HOSPITAL: Teasers

            • Monday: (Episode #12330) — Lucky, Jason, Dante, and Mac team up to lift the lock down. Elizabeth suffers another accident. Lucky spirals out of control. (Rated: TVPG L)
            • Tuesday: (Episode #12331) — Lucky and Liz talk about the truth. Robin brings Sam her test results. Spinelli is a different man after awakening from surgery. (Rated: TVPG L)
            • Wednesday: (Episode #12332) — Dante tries to calm Lulu’s nerves. Sonny and Diane contemplate whether he should adopt Alec. Nik is confronted by Lucky and Liz. (Rated: TVPG L)
            • Thursday: (Episode #12333) — Michael receives several summer job offers. Alexis and Sonny fight over the best way to discipline Kristina. Spinelli is unable to help Sonny. (Rated: TVPG L)
            • Friday: (Episode #12334) — Lulu is confronted by a shady character. Kristina dares Ethan to kiss her. Jax tries to get Brenda to side with him in his custody battle. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
            • General Hospital
            • Teasers


              ‘OLTL’ June Minor Casting Notes

              'OLTL' June Minor Casting Notes

              ( — Some Llanview casting odd and ends and comings and goings for the month of June.

              With David Fumero (Cristian Vega) on his way out of Llanview, rumors are swirling that his former onscreen co-star and reel life brother Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio Vega) and niece Jamie Vega (Saoirse Scott) may return for a brief visit. The speculation was fueled in part due to this picture of the 10-year-old Scott posing “on the set of ‘OLTL’” with Shenell Edmonds (Destiny). However, according to Scott’s official website, she attended a couple of fan events last fall with Edmonds and several of her former “One Life” co-stars (and apparently also visited with some of them at the studio), which might help explain the photo, especially since both Scott and Edmonds are wearing coats in the image. Furthermore, de los Reyes has remained silent on the issue on his Twitter page.

              Speaking of Edmonds, with Destiny possibly pregnant with Matthew’s (Eddie Alderson) baby, there is some talk her father (whom she grew up thinking was actually her big brother) Greg Evans (Terrell Tilford) returning to Llanview. Tilford noted in a recent interview that “I’d love to make a final appearance before it goes off, especially considering some of the stuff coming up story-wise with my little sister and all that. We’re talking about making it happen, so we’ll see.”

              Look for Nigel (Peter Bartlett), armed with reinforcements, to give the Buchanan Mansion’s new occupants some very unexpected news on Tuesday, June 28. Even from his hospital bed, Clint (Jerry verDorn) remains as shrewd as ever.

              Kearran Giovanni is back as Dr. Vivian Wright. Sean Ringgold (Shaun) posted a pic of the two of them, along with Shenell Edmonds (Destiny) getting ready to tape some scenes last Friday.

              Flint Beverage exits the role of Agent Kent, the man who was guarding the “Man with the Scar” (Roger Howarth) at the top secret facility, on Monday, June 20, when the man with Todd’s old face turns the tables on him at La Boulaie. Click here to the read the original audition script for the role, which featured the scene that will be playing out on screen tomorrow.

              Although the name of the actress cast in the recurring role of Ionia, who plays Dorian Lord (Robin Strasser) in David Vickers Buchanan’s (Tuc Watkins) autopic “Vicker Man” remains unknown, look for the character to first appear later this month. After making a deal with a vengeful Echo (Kim Zimmer), the aspiring actress tries to stir up some trouble for the newlyweds.

              It looks as if Susan Haskell‘s final appearance on the show as Marty was on June 6. In the same episode, Esau Pritchett played Agent Wayne, the man on the plane that escorted the unseen Patrick Thornhart back to Llanview to reunite with his lady love.

              When David Aaron Baker debuts as the father of Brad (Jack’s sidekick) on Friday, June 24, he will be given a last name — Konzinski.

              Majorie Johnson played the nearsighted nun Sister Bridget last week.

              Sean J. Cullen has returned as Jessica’s therapist Dr. Edward Levin.

              Rob Yang continues his recurring role of Dr. Degroff.

              In other news…

              Kassie DePaiva commented on her Facebook page on June 13 that “I had my first scenes with Roger today and it was awesome. Can’t wait for y’all to see it!”

              Kristen Alderson has been busy tweeting a lot of “OLTL” related stuff in the last week. Check out her posts on a variety of topics (because we just know you’re interested, haha) including dressing room pictures with her new co-star Barret Helms (Baz), two minor injuries she suffered recently, the exact shade of new nail polish, and what she is wearing to the Daytime Emmy Awards. A few  of her more interesting tweets include this picture of her and Andrew Trischitta (Jack) in hair and makeup at the studios, her comment stating that Lenny Platt (Nate) “says it best, days with big group scenes are more like a party than work,” and that she just finished a very long work week at “OLTL” and that she taped some “intense scenes.”

              Nick Choksi (Vimal) posted a few photos of him and Tuc Watkins (David) on his Facebook page.

              Does “One Life” have game? Barret Helms (Baz) recently tweeted that “I don’t think I’m a good enough actor to play basketball.”

              It looks like the Manning’s are having a special event coming up. Check out these pictures of Starr (Kristen Alderson), Andrew Trischitta (Jack), and Téa (Florencia Lozano) in their Sunday best.

              “OLTL” Music Director Paul S. Glass reveals that he “Posted Forsaken (Todd’s Song) that I did with Michal for Todd’s execution story in 2006 on Soundcloud. Check it out.”

              And Julia Jovone, who is a make-up artist on the show, tweeted recently that she’s had some long days on the set recently.

              • One Life to Live
              • Casting
              • Susan Haskell
              • Facebook
              • Terrell Tilford
              • Kim Zimmer
              • Twitter
              • Kassie DePaiva
              • David Fumero
              • Kristen Alderson
              • Sean J. Cullen
              • Tuc Watkins
              • Paul S. Glass
              • Lenny Platt
              • Roger Howarth
              • Florencia Lozano
              • Robin Strasser
              • Kearran Giovanni
              • Jerry verDorn
              • Shenell Edmonds
              • Sean Ringgold
              • Nick Choksi
              • Eddie Alderson
              • Kamar de los Reyes
              • Andrew Trischitta
              • Comings & Goings
              • Peter Bartlett
              • Rob Yang
              • Flint Beverage
              • Barret Helms
              • David Aaron Baker
              • Saoirse Scott
              • Esau Pritchett
              • Marjorie Johnson
              • Julia Jovone


                'General Hospital' Dominates at 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Art Emmy Awards

                ( — On Friday, June 17, the Daytime community celebrated the work of many of the men and women who work generally behind the scenes at various programming on daytime television. The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards Gala was held at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles and was hosted by Steve Wilkos of “The Steve Wilkos Show.”

                ABC’s “General Hospital” won 6 of the 13 nominations they earned at the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Art Emmy Awards. With 6 wins, the last ABC soap standing effectively took home half the available awards for the Drama Series categories that evening. CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” followed going 3 for 11. CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and ABC’s “All My Children” wrapped up the wins going, respectively, 2 for 8 and 1 for 7. ABC’s “One Life to Live,” nominated for 9 Creative Art Emmy Awards, and NBC’s “Days of Our Lives,” nominated for 2 Creative Art Emmy Awards, went home empty handed. CBS “As The World Turns” was not nominated for any Creative Art Emmy Awards. ABC Daytime also won the category of New Approaches Daytime for the “What If” internet promotion that crossed-over their three Daytime Drama Series.

                The following is a list of the winners in the drama series category at the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards:

                Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series: General Hospital

                Outstanding Achievement for a Casting Director- For A Drama Series: General Hospital

                Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design For A Drama Series: The Young and the Restless

                Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling For A Drama Series: All My Children

                Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction For A Drama Series: General Hospital

                Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing For A Drama Series:The Young and the Restless

                Outstanding Achievement in Makeup For A Drama Series: The Bold and the Beautiful

                Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing For A Drama Series:The Young and the Restless

                Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series: The Bold and the Beautiful

                Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series: General Hospital “Bad For You”

                Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series: General Hospital

                Outstanding Stunt Coordination: General Hospital

                Actors, Writing Teams, Directing Teams and Complete Ensembles will be rewarded at the The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards which airs on CBS on Sunday, June 19 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT (live on the east coast, recorded for the west coast). The annual awards show returns to the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada for the second consecutive year.

                • All My Children
                • One Life to Live
                • The Young and the Restless
                • General Hospital
                • Days of Our Lives
                • Daytime Emmys
                • The Bold & the Beautiful
                • As The World Turns


                  B&B Teasers: Week of June 20 Edition

                  ( — "The Bold and the Beautiful" Teasers and Sneak Peeks for the Week of June 20, 2011.

                  THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Teasers

                  Thomas struggles physically and emotionally with his guilt. Stephanie begins to worry about Thomas. Amber hopes that becoming a mother will inspire her to change. Donna gives Amber a warning. Brooke tells Ridge that Taylor is the one for him. Marcus seeks advice out of Stephanie. Bill and Katie decide to celebrate a new chapter in their life.

                  • Monday, June 20 - Marcus is clearly the father of Amber's baby girl; Liam accidentally interrupts Oliver's marriage proposal to Hope.
                  • Tuesday, June 21 - Amber names her child Rosie, short for Ambrosia; Liam and Hope question Oliver about his history with Amber.
                  • Wednesday, June 22 - Taylor and Stephanie bask in the news that Brooke and Ridge's marriage is over; Brooke gives a shocking request to Ridge.
                  • Thursday, June 23 - Katie and Donna console Brooke after she tells them that Ridge and Taylor will be reuniting; Steffy is confused by Thomas' lack of enthusiasm over their parents reuniting.
                  • Friday, June 24 - Bill trys to get information out of Hope regarding the demise of Brooke and Ridge's marriagee; Taylor gives Ridge guidelines regarding their future together.
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                    B&B Recap: Friday, June 17, 2011

                    B&B Recap: Friday, June 17, 2011

                    ( — "The Bold and the Beautiful" Episode Recap — Friday, June 17, 2011.

                    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                    At Brooke's request, Taylor stopped by her home. Taylor wasn't sure it was a good idea. Brooke told her to stay for at least ten minutes because she had something for her. Brooke assured Taylor that she had no hidden agenda when Taylor expressed her suspicions. Taylor balked that whatever she had to say wouldn't change her opinion on her. Brooke told Taylor that Ridge is safer with her and that she can make him happy. "You're the only other woman who loves him as much as I do," she said. Taylor was shocked when Brooke handed her her wedding ring. "I made a mockery out of this–something that was so sacred. And giving it to you makes me feel like I can take a step forward, like I can fix things," Brooke told her. She said the ring will remind Taylor to keep Ridge happy. Taylor thanked Brooke. Brooke told her to set an example to Hope for what a good marriage should be. Taylor said she would treasure the ring. The two then hugged.

                    Amber told Carl that she has to know who the father of this baby is before she delivers it. Carl told her that the results were delayed because of a mishap in the lab. "We are running out of time Carl. If this baby comes out and it's the wrong dad, we are in so much trouble!" Carl bolted out of the room after Amber told him to hurry up. Later, Tawny visited Amber and started to annoy her about baby names.

                    Bill, Katie, and Justin discussed business in Bill's office. Liam called Bill and told him that Amber was in labor. Bill hung up and told Katie and Justin that he's about to become a Grandfather. Later, they all arrived at the hospital and Liam greeted them. Liam told Bill that Amber went into labor right as he and Hope were about to set off for Mexico. Amber's doctor asked Liam to come with her to check on Amber. Bill came along with him but immediately left when Amber's labor screams started to get to him. He went back out into the hospital corridor with Katie and Justin. Justin laughed and gave Bill a cigar. Back in Amber's room, Amber was almost fully dilated (and ready to push) when Carl sended her a text saying the results were almost ready.

                    Oliver and Hope got comfortable in the Big Bear cabin. Hope couldn't help but think about Liam and talked about how everythings's going to be different now. She layed in Oliver's lap. She noted how unfair it was to Liam how his life changed all in one night. Oliver told her she was right but you can't wish away a baby. "Liam's future is tied to her, yours doesn't have to be," he told Hope. He told her that he loved her and that she could have better. "There's no heartache with me," he said. Just then, Hope's phone rang. It was Liam. Hope took the call outside, where a storm was brewing. Hope could hear Amber's screams through the phone. She told Liam that she was really happy for him. Liam told Hope that he loved her. After the conversation ended, Hope started crying and looked up at the sky. She went back into the cabin with Oliver and thanked him for bringing her there. Oliver said he'd take care of her forever if she'd let him. He told Hope he couldn't wait any longer and got down on one knee and proposed to her.

                    Amber screamed in pain as she began to push. Bill scowled about it outside in the corridor. Katie laughed at how uncomfortable he was and encouraged him to go inside. Bill mustered up the courage and finally went inside. Carl came into the room and asked for some time alone with Amber. The doctor told him there was no way that could happen with Amber about to give birth. The baby's head becomes visible and everyone looks on as Amber brings a baby into the world!

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