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

 
Baby Blues: 'One Life to Live' Launches Teen Pregnancy Video Blog

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Could Destiny Evans (Shenell Edmonds) be carrying a comatose Matthew Buchanan’s (Eddie Alderson) baby? That’s the topic up for discussion on “One Life’s” latest online video blog hosted by Edmonds and her cast mate Kristen Alderson (Starr), whose character experienced her own teen pregnancy storyline in 2008.

According to a spokesperson for the soap, Alderson will soon be drawn into the storyline when “Starr becomes a voice for reason for Destiny, who recently shared her first sexual experience with Matthew, as Starr wonders if she could be pregnant.” The blog was launched on Friday, June 10.

“ABC Daytime has a long history of entertaining while informing, using the strong foundation of a core characters to take the audience on an emotional journey while prompting discussion among our viewers. With the support of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, OLTL’s 2008 teen pregnancy story explored 16-year-old Starr Manning’s first sexual experience and resulting pregnancy. ABC Daytime first partnered with The National Campaign in 1998 for the telling of Jessica’s story on OLTL and again for Lulu’s pregnancy on ‘General Hospital,’” states a press release.

The baby drama begins to heat up the week of June 13 when Starr has a few questions to Destiny about her recent rendezvous with Matthew.

You can watch the video blog below:

  • One Life to Live
  • General Hospital
  • Kristen Alderson
  • ABC Daytime
  • Shenell Edmonds
  • Eddie Alderson
  • Video Blog
  • National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

     

    Noel Maxam Replacing Gary Tomlin as Co-Executive Producer of 'Days of our Lives?'

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After news broke on Thursday, June 9 that Gary Tomlin was out as co-executive producer of NBC's "Days of our Lives," the two questions left unanswered were whether or not the soap would replace Tomlin or if executive producer Ken Corday would take on full-time duties as the shows sole EP. According to sources, the soap has indeed opted to replace Tomlin with someone new.

    The name being circulated since news of Tomlin's ouster became public yesterday has been Noel Maxam, who joined "DAYS" as a Producer/Director in August 2007. In late 2008, Maxam was promoted to Supervising Producer. Beginning his daytime career with "The Young and the Restless" in 1997 as an Associate Director, Maxam directed a number of episodes at the drama series starting in 1999 until his departure in August 2007 to join "DAYS." Both "Y&R" and "DAYS" are co-produced by Sony Pictures Television.

    Although a "Days of our Lives" representative was unable to confirm our report of Tomlin's ouster and who would be replacing him, Soap Opera Network has learned exclusively that the soap will is likely to announce the ouster of Tomlin and officially name his successor on Monday, June 13.

    • All My Children
    • One Life to Live
    • The Young and the Restless
    • Days of our Lives
    • Ken Corday
    • Gary Tomlin
    • Noel Maxam

       

      AMC Recap: Friday, June 10, 2011

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, June 10, 2011.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      David says he could be back in power soon and he’d like Griffin to reconsider re-joining the staff as Chief of Cardiac Surgery. Griffin shares the good news with Kendall, no jail time, just community service for 6 months and he has to pay restitution for the drugs he stole. Excited, she throws her arms around him. Kendall’s excited for him and says she is counting on him to help her with the Miranda Center project. She also gives Griffin an advance so he can use it towards paying his restitution. Kendall catches herself and pulls back when Griffin comes close to acting on his feelings for her.

      Bianca has admitted to Kendall that she’s falling in love with Marissa but Marissa has no idea of her feelings. Kendall’s worried that her sister might be closing herself off from something that could make her happy. Bianca pulls out a music box and contemplates giving it to Marissa. Krystal tells Bianca that she doesn’t blame her for the kidnapping and thinks she’s been an inspiration to Marissa. Marissa wants Scott to move back in so he can be with family. While JR thinks that having Scott around their family will only remind him of Madison and the baby she lost, he agrees to call a contractor to help finish the gatehouse. Out of earshot, JR offers the contractor double the money to make sure the gatehouse never gets finished. Marissa runs into Bianca at Krystal’s and asks her to join her, JR & AJ. Marissa thinks Bianca has been uncomfortable around her after what happened with Ricky. Bianca doesn’t want to avoid Marissa and starts to reach for the music box. JR tells Krystal that from here on out he is going to prove he’s the right man for her daughter.

      Jackson’s surprised “Erica” is so accommodating when she signs autographs and takes pictures with her fans. Jane takes it a step further and steps up on a chair to announce that everyone’s meal is on her leaving Jackson charmed. Jack kisses “Erica” and admits he misses making love to her. Erica/Jane says that she wants their first time since being kidnapped to be like it’s their first time ever. Her demeanor changes though when he starts talking about Kendall and Bianca. Jane snaps at him, and later when she reaches for a drink at the bar, Jackson becomes alarmed. David approaches Jane on the progress she’s making and says she must work faster. Liza asks David what he’s up too.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Jackson comes to the rescue.
      • Will Bianca confess her feelings to Marissa?
      • Greenlee makes a deal.

       

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      • Recaps

         

        OLTL Recap: Friday, June 10, 2011

        OLTL Recap: Friday, June 10, 2011

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, June 10, 2011.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY

        Nora leaps to the wrong conclusion when she overhears Bo and Rex discussing the odds that Matthew’s heart may be a match for Clint. The possibility of giving up on Matthew, much less giving his heart to Clint, is a non-starter for Nora.

        Elsewhere, Clint breaks the news to Joey and Natalie that he doesn’t have long to live. Clint advises Natalie and Joey to fight for John and Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly and John make the mostly mutual decision to end their dalliance. John happens on Natalie, distraught over her father’s faltering health, while Joey seeks solace from Kelly. Rex confronts Clint, whose doctor approaches Bo and Nora about donating Matthew’s heart.

        Jack and Brad shoo away curious Sam, then plot to lure Shane into a trap. However, Shane is onto them. He divulges what he knows to Gigi, who demands he steer clear of his tormentors. Mother and son have an emotional conversation as they prepare for her wedding to Rex. Gigi sends Shane ahead to the courthouse without her and Gigi decides to take care of Jack herself.

        Starr comforts Destiny, distraught over Matthew. Starr is concerned for Destiny.

        On the Next One Life to Live…

        • John gives Natalie his support.
        • Ford plots to help Tess escape.
        • Gigi falls into Shane’s trap.
        • One Life to Live
        • Recaps

           

          GH Recap: Friday, June 10, 2011

          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, June 10, 2011.

          IT HAPPENED TODAY…

          As Ethan and Kristina enjoy downtime in the Dominican Republic, Alexis and Sonny fly to find them. When they get there they rush into the judge’s chambers, ready to object to their “wedding.”

          Dante challenges Jason about the example he is setting for Michael.

          Lulu gets testy with Jason over Luke, and Maxie sympathizes with Jason. Lucky confronts Luke, ensconced in the old family Bordello. Meanwhile, Maxie tries to help Lulu see reason.

          On the Next General Hospital…

          • Ethan maintains he will see Kristina with or without Sonny’s permission.
          • Anthony threatens Brenda.

           

          • General Hospital
          • Recaps

             

            AMC PreVUE: Week of June 13 Edition

            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of June 13, 2011.

            THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

            Madison lashes out at Scott on Monday, June 13. Ryan & Madison find comfort in each other in the wake of Lucy’s christening. Madison’s emotions continue to run high. Ryan & Madison’s connection troubles Greenlee. Angie & Maya get acquainted on Tuesday, June 14. Frankie suggests to Angie that she hire Maya to help with Lucy. Angie tells Tad about David’s proposal. Liza asks Colby for a fresh start. Colby confronts Maya about the bruise on her arm. Ben reveals to Erica that something he cost Jane led them both down their current paths. Jackson, Kendall & Bianca confront “Erica” about her drinking. Jane dismisses Bianca and confides in David that her new life is far from what she expected. She bristles at David’s observation about why that is. On Friday, June 17, Erica makes progress with Ben, but will Jane’s arrival mitigate her impact? Jackson confronts David about blackmailing Erica.

            The Inside Story: Mixed Signals
            Though troubled by Jake keeping her in the dark about Cara’s reinstatement, Amanda vows to fight to keep her marriage intact. Opal implores Tad to not stand by and let the life he wants pass him by. Jake attempts to get an uncomfortable Amanda in the mood in the free clinic tent. On Wednesday, June 15, Amanda confronts Cara; she questions if the doctor designed the tent as a replica of the one she shared with Jake in Africa. Remembering what happened in the tent, Cara just does her best to reassure Amanda. Tad advises Jake not to add fuel to the fire by telling Amanda about his make out session with Cara. Opal helps Tad make a change. Cara finds her husband sporting blue hair. Tad admits he was trying to improve his appearance for her. Cara kisses Tad. Tad calls Cara out on the real reason for the kiss. Jake plans a surprise for Amanda with Angie’s help. Amanda tells JR she’s sure Cara & Jake are hiding something from her. She later confronts Jake after overhearing him and Cara discussing their secret. Amanda is left with only her imagination after Jake blows off their discussion to tend to an emergency with Cara. David doesn’t help matters after picking up on her unease. Amanda joins JR at the Yacht Club. Will Mrs. Martin’s plot to get back at her husband stop at just spending an unscheduled night away from home? Trumbull confronts Tad.

            A Closer Look: Love Game
            Just as Bianca is about to put her heart on the line, Marissa announces she wants to give JR another shot. Bianca offers Marissa her support. As she’s taking her leave, Bianca slips JR the music box she was going to give to Marissa. Later, Marissa shows Bianca the special gift JR gave her. Marissa asks an emotional Bianca to join her for a girl’s night out to help raise her spirits. Despite wanting nothing more, Bianca turns the situation to JR’s advantage. On Thursday, June 16, Bianca helps JR put together a special date and issues him another warning. Marissa is deeply touched by the date she thinks JR arranged. Bianca & Krystal discuss failing at love. JR & Marissa get into it after she pulls back as things begin to heat up. Marissa turns to Bianca for advice.

            All My Children News and Headlines:

            AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 20, 2011

            • Faux-Erica introduces her new partner after completing the purchase of Pine Valley Hospital.
            • Amanda comes to a shocking realization after making an impulsive decision with someone familiar.
            • Angie agrees to move ahead with David’s treatment plan.
            • Kendall spots a disoriented Madison wandering alone in the park.
            • Bianca continues to struggle with her feelings for Marissa.
            • All My Children
            • PreVUE

               

              OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 13 Edition

              OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 13 Edition

              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of June 13, 2011.

              THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

              Cutter enjoys watching Rama continue to lie to Vimal about the baby. Vimal catches Rama and Cristian locking lips on Thursday, June 16. Being a gentleman, Cristian takes the blame and apologizes for his actions. Rama warns Cutter, while Vimal throws Cristian out. Rama is shocked to learn Vimal’s parents are coming to visit them. Cristian makes a confession to Rama. On Friday, June 17, Rama and Cutter try to one-up each other. Elsewhere, the man with Todd’s old face watches Starr and has a chat with Sam. Later, he spots another familiar face — Blair.

              The Inside Story: Strange Bedfellows
              Natalie leans on John after finding out Clint is dying. The pair share a close moment, but remain unable to bridge the gap between them, and part on good terms. Meanwhile, Brody and Viki receive some disappointing news about Tess on Monday, June 13. Viki disagrees with Brody’s suggestion. Ford comes to Tess’ rescue. Brody realizes Jessica may never come back. Ford and Tess confess their true feelings to one another. Brody seeks a change of scenery, but not before he and Natalie give in to temptation on Tuesday, June 14. Téa attempts to reason with John, who points a gun at taunting Todd. Ford and Tess make love, as to Natalie and Brody. Ford asks Cutter to divorce Tess. Brody and Natalie are happy. Jessica fights Tess for control, and later spots Brody and Natalie kissing. On Friday, June 17, Natalie defends her actions to her sister. Jessica squares off against Aubrey over Ryder. Rama persuades Cutter to agree to Ford’s demands. And Ford returns with good news only to find Tess has disappeared.

              A Closer Look: Matters of the Heart
              Roxy learns of Rex and Gigi’s wedding plans on Monday, June 13, and asks a favor of Gigi. Rex tells Clint he’s sorry. However, his apology falls on deaf ears, and father and son remain at odds. Roxy gives Rex and Gigi the tape recorder as a gift. Nora won’t even consider the possibility of donating Matthew’s heart to Clint. Bo realizes they will soon have a difficult decision to make regarding their son. Clint remains unaware of his nephew’s condition on Tuesday, June 14, but admits he would never sacrifice Matthew’s life to save his own. He remains adamant even when Viki informs him that it appears Matthew may not recover. Destiny keeps vigil over Matthew. Starr tells Dani she knows that Destiny and Matthew had sex, and together they ponder if she might be pregnant on Wednesday, June 16.  Destiny lies to Starr. Bo and Nora remain determined not to give up on Matthew. By Friday, June 17, Viki tries to raise Clint’s spirits. Dr. Gangemi and the ER doctor discuss a possible heart for Clint. Viki is shocked to learn the identity of the donor. Clint receives the good news. And a grieving family is asked to make the ultimate sacrifice.

              One Life to Live News and Headlines:

              OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 20, 2011

              • Blair meets someone unexpected.
              • Ford refuses to give up on Tess.
              • David returns to Llanview.
              • Rex makes Gigi a promise.
              • Bo seeks answers regarding his son’s accident.
              • One Life to Live
              • PreVUE

                 

                GH PreVUE: Week of June 13 Edition

                (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of June 13, 2011.

                THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

                Patrick & Coleman discuss fidelity. On Monday, June 13, Robin realizes Brenda is still unsure about the life she has chosen for herself and Alec. Anthony confronts Brenda. Jason & Sam contemplate if they could make the choice to turn away from a child of their own. Sam is hit with cramps while on a case with Spinelli on Thursday, June 16. She is surprised when Robin questions if she could be pregnant. Spinelli & Maxie run into each other the hospital. Lisa gets last minute tips from Anthony on how to exact her revenge. The hospital is sent into lock-down after Lisa makes her lethal presence known on Friday, June 17.

                The Inside Story: We All Fall Down
                Believing it will bring his son peace, Luke does his absolute “best” to make Lucky hate him. He instead decimates his son who blames his existence in part for what has become of Luke. Luke’s heartbroken children commiserate at the old Spencer home on Tuesday, June 14. Maxie and Dante discuss how to help Lulu deal. Meanwhile, Siobhan and Lulu worry that Lucky won’t recover from Luke’s rebuke. Steve worries about Elizabeth’s stability. Elizabeth goes to see Jason about Lucky. Lucky realizes Siobhan is in the old Spencer home moments after setting it on fire. Dante & Lucky rush Siobhan to General Hospital. Elizabeth realizes Siobhan is on the operating table after rushing in to assist Matt. She makes a potentially fatal error on the operating table.

                A Closer Look: Graduation Day
                Ethan, once again, makes it clear to a confrontational Sonny that if he decides to see Kristina that he will do it with or without his permission. Carly & Jax call a temporary truce as the kids prepare for their graduation day. Michael & Abby discuss Michael’s options. Kristina admits to Michael that she applied to PCU on his behalf. Michael gets into trouble for the tactic he uses to defend Kristina just as the graduation ceremony is beginning. On Wednesday, June 15, Alexis is dumbfounded as Carly defends Michael’s actions – while Sonny tries to strong-arm the Mayor into giving Michael his diploma. Michael finally listens to Jason’s heartfelt concerns and agrees to working a legal job over the summer. Dante gives Michael good news. Can Ethan escape Max & Milo’s grip in time to give Kristina the gift she wants most?

                General Hospital News and Headlines:

                GH ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 20, 2011

                • Elizabeth and Lucky continue their downward spiral.
                • Lucky and Elizabeth have a revealing heart to heart.
                • Robin arrives with Sam’s pregnancy test results.
                • Sonny contemplates whether or not to go ahead with Brenda’s plans for him to adopt Alec.
                • Michael ponders several job offers.
                • General Hospital
                • PreVUE

                   

                  OLTL First Look: LaChanze Comes to 'Life' in New Role

                  (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — When Broadway star and Tony Award winning actress LaChanze joins the cast of “One Life to Live” later this month in the recurring role of Yvette, she won’t be alone. Joined by Barret Helms (who will play Yvette’s son Baz), the daytime newcomer will also share a surprising connection to several Llanview residents, the identities of which may surprise you.

                  Since news of LaChanze joining “One Life” first broke nearly a month ago, fans have speculated that her character would be related to James’ (Nic Robuck) old flame Deanna Forbes (Nafessa Williams), based in part due to the show’s strange obsession with a desire to connect every African-American character on the canvas to one another. And while, that may eventually turn out to be true, in a shocking twist, it will soon be revealed that it is actually another Llanview newcomer that Yvette has a history with.

                  The actress makes her “OLTL” debut on Monday, June 20, when Yvette receives a visit from her estranged husband Tomas (Ted King), which is overheard by Blair (Kassie DePaiva) who ignores Calmar’s (Matthew Conlon) warnings that she stop following Tomas and go home.  Meanwhile Starr (Kristen Alderson) has an encounter with a stranger named Baz (Barret Helms). And, later, Yvette turns Tomas’ world upside down when she makes a shocking confession.

                  What happens next? Tune in to find out!

                  • One Life to Live
                  • Casting
                  • Ted King
                  • Kassie DePaiva
                  • Kristen Alderson
                  • Broadway
                  • Nic Robuck
                  • Nafessa Williams
                  • Comings & Goings
                  • Matthew Conlon
                  • LaChanze
                  • Tony Awards
                  • Barret Helms

                     

                    OLTL Recap: Thursday, June 9, 2011

                    OLTL Recap: Thursday, June 9, 2011

                    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, June 9, 2011.

                    IT HAPPENED TODAY

                    Viki learns that after Ford visited Tess, Tess became violent. She is stubbornly refusing to let Jessica out. The doctor feels it’s time to try electro-convulsive therapy. He assures Viki that the procedure is no longer the draconian measure it used to be and that it will likely be the key to getting Jessica back. Viki is reluctant, but after a hostile conversation with Tess, she gives her approval.

                    Viki visits Ford to warn him not to visit Tess again, revealing that Tess is about to undergo ECT. Ford freaks, worrying that he’s going to lose Tess forever. Ford reveals to James that he is falling for Tess while Tess admits the same thing about Ford to Bess. Both James and Bess express concern that this emotional connection will end badly, but neither Ford nor Tess is willing to give up.

                    Matthew’s doctor presents Nora and Bo with news that there’s no change in Matthew’s condition. They are presented with two options but Nora refuses to consider pulling the plug on Matthew. Rex arrives and Bo is too overwhelmed with grief for Matthew to think straight. Eventually, he asks Rex about Clint. Rex reveals that he’s waiting for a compatible heart from a B- donor. Bo realizes and very reluctantly reveals that Matthew is B-.

                    Rex and Gigi almost catch Shane corresponding with ComicGurl15. They tell him that they’ve decided to get married at City Hall today. Gigi discovers Shane’s correspondence and thinks it’s sweet. But Shane, feeling guilty, reveals that he’s pretty sure ComicGurl15 is Jack Manning.

                    Starr learns about Matthew’s condition from Danielle. She visits Matthew and discovers the relationship between Destiny and Matthew. Nate calls Dani, hoping for good news about Matthew. When there is none, Nate grows even more concerned that he caused Matthew’s brain bleed.

                    James arrives with news of a job for Deanna.

                    On the Next One Life to Live…

                    • Nora jumps to the wrong conclusion.
                    • Joey and Natalie learn their father is dying.
                    • Gigi takes matters into her own hands.
                    • One Life to Live
                    • Recaps

                       






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