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

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


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( — With the news that “Days of our Lives” has let Gary Tomlin go as co-executive producer and Soap Opera Network unable to confirm who is replacing him at this time, rumors began swirling that actor Mark Hapka would be returning to the daytime drama series just days after reportedly stating that someone in particular (possibly Tomlin) was in the way of his employment with the show.

According to a report on, the website stated that his character, Nathan Horton, will ” return from Baltimore a stronger person, persistent to get Melanie (Molly Burnett) away from Dario Hernandez (Francisco San Martin).” Hapka originally joined the “DAYS” cast in June 2009 until he was let go in January of this year.

While looking to confirm Hapka’s return, a “Days of our Lives” representative was unavailable for comment.


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After a week of unconfirmed (by the show) firings of numerous actors, NBC’s “Days of our Lives” has now fired its co-executive producer, Gary Tomlin. The news was first reported by TV Guide Canada‘s Nelson Branco on Twitter. News of Tomlin’s firing comes on the heels of last months firing of head writer Dena Higley and the recent firings of actors Crystal Chappell (Carly Manning), Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain), Bren Foster (Quinn Hudson), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane), and Tamara Braun (Taylor Walker).

It was in August 2008 when Executive Producer Ken Corday announced the hiring of Tomlin after confirming the ouster of Ed Scott.

“I have decided that it’s in the best interest of the show’s future to make this change in order to improve ‘Days’ both visually and emotionally,” said Corday at the time. “We at ‘Days’ are grateful to Ed Scott for all of his contributions and amazing energy over the past year. Gary Tomlin brings a long successful history of being an actor’s producer and a writer’s producer to our cast and crew and I know the viewers will see the immediate results of this change for the better.” Unfortunately for Tomlin his services were deemed no longer necessary.

At this time no replacement had been named nor was it clear whether or not Corday would take on all executive producer responsibilities himself.

Prior to joining “DAYS,” Tomlin began his career in daytime in 1973, when he was cast in the contract role of Bruce Carson on “Search for Tomorrow.” He later appeared as Morgan Simpson on NBC’s “Another World” in 1979. From 1980-1981, he was co-head writer of “DAYS” with Michelle Poteet-Lisanti. Later, he went on to co-head write at his old stomping ground, “Another World” for two years starting in 1984. In the late 1980′s/early 1990′s, Tomlin began writing scripts for “Santa Barbara” and directing episodes for both “Another World” and “One Life to Live.” In 1995 he joined “All My Children” as a producer. Upon the debut of NBC’s “Sunset Beach” in 1997 through its last airing in 1999, Tomlin was credited as the shows Executive Producer. He served as a director at NBC’s “Passions” from 2000-2001 and again from April 25, 2003 – April 2, 2008. He joined “One Life to Live” as its Executive Producer in November 2000, but his first credited episodes did not air until January 2001. He left the ABC soap in August 2003. He was immediately replaced by current “One Life” Executive Producer, Frank Valentini. Tomlin won the soap its one and only Outstanding Drama Series Daytime Emmy Award in 2003.

Due to its advanced filming schedule, Tomlin will be credited as EP until episodes scheduled to air in late August/early September.

A “Days of our Lives” representative was unavailable for comment at press time.


AMC Alerts: Week of June 13 Edition

( — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of June 13, 2011.


  • Monday: Jackson comes to “Erica’s” rescue. Greenlee and “Erica” come to an agreement. Will Bianca confess her true feelings to Marissa?
  • Tuesday: Amanda’s surprised to learn that Cara’s been reinstated at the hospital. Opal tells Tad to stop being a prisoner of the past and fight for his future. Greenlee asks Ryan not to forget about the connection they share.
  • Wednesday: Amanda is determined to find out what Jake and Cara are hiding. Liza asks Colby for a fresh start to their relationship. Colby notices a bruise on Maya’s arm.
  • Thursday: Jake tells Angie he is trying to rekindle his relationship with Amanda by planning a trip. Past regrets are revealed. Bianca apologizes to Krystal for getting on her about Jackson.
  • Friday: Amanda hatches a plan to make Jake worry. Erica tries to negotiate herself out of a sticky situation. Marissa talks to Bianca about her feelings for JR.
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    OLTL Alerts: Week of June 13 Edition

    OLTL Alerts: Week of June 13 Edition

    ( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of June 13, 2011.


    • Monday: John gives Natalie his support in her hour of need. Ford dons a nun’s habit. Gigi falls into Jack’s trap for Shane.
    • Tuesday: Ford and Tess finally admit their feelings for one another. John takes aim at Todd. Rex demands answers.
    • Wednesday: Jack has something to confess to Todd. John gets possession of Marty’s therapy session tape. Ford and Tess have sex.
    • Thursday: Jessica battles with Tess for control. Rama continues to keep Vimal in the dark. Téa gets some shocking news.
    • Friday: Ford orders Cutter to divorce Tess. Several people hover between life and death at Llanview Hospital. Rama puts the screws to Cutter. The man with Todd’s old face spots Blair.
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      GH Alerts: Week of June 13 Edition

      ( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of June 13, 2011.


      • Monday: Ethan maintains he will see Kristina with or without Sonny’s permission. Anthony threatens Brenda.
      • Tuesday: Carly and Jax agree to a temporary truce to celebrate Michael’s graduation. Kristina admits that she applied to PCU for Michael. Ethan finds himself strong-armed by Max and Milo.
      • Wednesday: Sonny threatens Mayor Floyd for Michael’s diploma. Alexis tries to make a lesson out of Michael’s behavior, but Carly defends her son. Brenda and Diane argue over the idea of Sonny legally adopting Alec.
      • Thursday: Siobhan and Maxie discuss Aiden’s paternity secret. Lucky sets fire to the Spencer home, only to realize Siobhan is inside.
      • Friday: Elizabeth makes a potentially fatal error on the operating table. Robin and Sam discuss running tests to see if Sam may already be pregnant.
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        Eva LaRue Returns to 'All My Children' this July

        ( — Another name has been added to the growing list of former “All My Children” stars who have returned or are confirmed to be returning to bid the ABC soap adieu before taping concludes on September 2. So far, that list includes Josh Duhamel, Cady McClain, Thorsten Kaye and Shannon Kane. This evening, in a press release, ABC reveals that “CSI: Miami” star Eva LaRue will join that returning group. The 44-year-old stunner is due to bring Dr. Maria Santos Grey back to Pine Valley this July.

        LaRue starred on the ABC soap from March 1993 to August 1997 and from June 2002 to June 2005. Her electric chemistry with co-star John Callahan, who played her husband Edmund Grey, translated into a real-life romance. The couple made their union official with a 1996 wedding. In 2001, the relationship produced a daughter, Kaya. LaRue and Callahan divorced in 2004. The actress married Joe Cappuccio in 2010. LaRue’s first husband was “Seinfeld” and “Dancing with the Stars” star John O’Hurley. LaRue is best friends with Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played Kendall Hart on “All My Children” from 1993 to 1995. As previously reported, Gellar has also expressed interest in doing a cameo appearance.

        Before landing “All My Children,” the Daytime Emmy nominated actress guest-starred on numerous series including FOX’s “Married… with Children.” In between stints at the soap, she appeared on multi-episode arcs of the NBC drama “Third Watch” and the ABC comedy “George Lopez.” After her last exit from “All My Children” in 2005, LaRue landed a series regular role on the popular CBS procedural drama “CSI: Miami” as Detective Natalia Boa Vista. The actress who remains a fan of the ABC soap that put her on the map also returned for an appearance on its 40th Anniversary episode in 2010. LaRue has taken home two ALMA Awards and one Gracie Allen Award during her career.

        A spokesperson for the talented actress tells Soap Opera Network that, as of now, the actress is signed on for two episodes. LaRue is slated to tape those episodes next week. Dr. Santos first episode back airs on Tuesday, July 19. Update on 6/13/11: Over the weekend, La Rue expanded to Entertainment Tonight that after completing filming of the two episodes this week – these initial episodes will be related to Dr. David Hayward played by Vincent Irizarry – she’ll return “during the course of the summer” to tape three more episodes. “CSI: Miami” will resume taping for the Fall season around that time but the schedules are not expected to conflict.


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          AMC Recap: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

          ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, June 8, 2011.


          Brot finds Madison sleeping on a park bench near her daughter’s grave. Scott interrupts Ryan and Greenlee in search of Madison. Ryan realizes where Madison is as Scott stays behind with Greenlee. Ryan tells Madison that she can still be the woman she wanted to be. He also says that he thinks Scott is a good man. Greenlee encourages Scott to fight for Madison and plans to take her own advice in her fight to keep Ryan in her life. Scott tries to rekindle their romance but Madison. Madison decides to end things with Scott. Randi invites Madison to stay with her and Frankie. Scott winds up hitting JR after he makes a sarcastic comment regarding him and Madison. Ryan lets Greenlee console him.

          Marissa is clearly disappointed when JR isn’t able to keep their date much to his delight. Bianca promises JR she’ll help him with Marissa but he must promise not to hurt her again. Haunted by the memories of Ricky and Michael anew, Bianca heads to the room Ricky kept her in to try to face down her demons. Marissa shows up and tells her friend they can help each other.

          Jane tells Jackson she signed the papers for David and Greenlee rips into her for what she’s done. David learns from Jane that Greenlee is thinking of selling the hospital and insists she buy it that way she can help reinstate him. In return he will keep her secret; Jane agrees and a deal is made.

          On the Next All My Children…

          • Liza wants to help get Griffin’s charges dropped.
          • Cara tries setting up Griffin and Kendall.
          • Bianca admits to Kendall she is falling in love with Marissa.


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            OLTL Recap: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

            OLTL Recap: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

            ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, June 8, 2011.


            Natalie expresses her gratitude to John for his role in bringing Liam back safely. She tells John she remembered having Marty’s tape recording with her when they argued on the roof. John and Natalie share a close moment that’s broken when Brody returns.

            Meanwhile, Todd is about to tell Téa about Marty’s secret of having switched Liam’s paternity records, but he changes his mind when he hears Brody tell Téa how much Liam means to him. John’s return and continued suspicion and antagonism toward Todd convinces Todd to keep Marty’s secret at least a little longer.

            Starr tells James about taking Hope to see Cole and that Hope didn’t want to leave her Daddy. James offers to help in any way he can. Things turn romantic, but Starr has to go home to Hope before things go too far.

            Gigi and Shane tell Rex about the latest incident with Jack. Rex is glad Shane’s fighting back and he and Gigi share the hope that the bullying problem will finally be put to rest. Meanwhile, Jack plots revenge against Shane, who apparently takes the bait when he “friends” a cute girl on MyFace. The girl, however, is a fabrication by Jack and Brad, but unbeknownst to them, Shane is well aware they’re behind the ruse and has a plan of his own.

            On the Next One Life to Live…

            • Viki agrees to give Tess electroshock therapy.
            • Starr learns of Matthew’s injuries.
            • Bo and Nora face a heartbreaking decision.
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              GH Recap: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

              ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

              IT HAPPENED TODAY…

              While Jason convinces Michael it is a bad time to join the mob, Anthony sets his sight on getting Abby to work for him. He wants war with Sonny.

              Elizabeth’s grief is triggered when she sees Robin and Patrick with Emma.

              Robin and Patrick make efforts to safeguard their lives.

              Matt helps out at Crimson, to Maxie’s delight. Spinelli daydreams of being a gumshoe.

              On the Next General Hospital…

              • Sam talks with Jason about his future in the mob.
              • Michael discovers he was accepted to PCU, but there’s a bigger question at hand.
              • Is Elizabeth losing her mind?


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                Y&R Recap: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

                Y&R Recap: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

                ( — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

                IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                At Crimson Lights, Diane spotted Nick there and tried to cozy up to him. When he showed annoyance rather than kindness, Diane was quick to bring up how the two of them had sex the night before. Unfortunately, Nick could have cared less, telling Diane that the sex they had was a one time thing. Their conversation was interrupted when Adam arrived with the news that the two of them did a great job in getting Sharon's name cleared. Showing him an Internet news story, it pointed out that Sharon's accident was just that: an accident.

                Sharon was in the barn reading the Internet article about herself with Sam arrived inviting her to dinner. She quickly declined him and he soon received a phone call. While he was gone, she wondered what it would have been like if she would have approached Adam at the festival. She soon changed her mind and decided he was in a better place without her around. Sam returned to tell her about a horse that died. During the conversation, Sharon learned that Sam used to be married. He shared how his wife walked on him. She soon decides to join him for dinner after all.

                Sofia tried to conduct business with Katherine, but becamse frustrated that she was being blown off by her. When she left, Jack, who was spying them, approached Katherine; determined to get her to make him CEO of Jabot. Katherine told him she'll let him know what her decision is in due time.

                Everyone was angry at the courthouse when Daisy and Phyllis walked into the courtroom. Phyllis gloated that now that Daisy was back wanting her parental rights, Billy and Victoria doesn't stand a chance in having the baby. They were further infuriated when they learned that Phyllis was trying to get rights for herself as well. Daniel pointed out that Phyllis was doing it for herself and that once she got what she wanted, Daisy would be history. When Lucy tried to reach out to the baby, Billy backed away from her.

                After reading the article about Sharon, Nick was pleased that things were changed to make Sharon's accident was just that: an accident. Before Diane could say anything more to Nick, he left the table and found himself running into Noah, who was back from New York. The two started to talk and Nick filled him in on what was going on back home. As the two talked, a young girl approached them. Noah introduced Nick to Hunter, who he was helping out with a place to stay while in New York. He assured his father that she was just a friend. Nick was pleased to learn that Noah would be staying in Genoa City to continue his music with Devon.

                At the jail, Abby told Ashley how she tried to tell the D.A. that she was the one that was driving the car. She admits that despite her telling the truth, the attorney didn't believe her. Ashley warned her that her constant pursuit of trying to get Ashley off will only hurt her chances in the long run. A heartbroken Abby left and Sofia arrived, miffed that Ashley was the cause of Tucker being in a hospital bed. When Ashley told Sofia that she didn't try to purposely harm Tucker, Sofia soon softens and shares her frustrations regarding Katherine. Ashley advised Sofia to not back down from Katherine and to do what Tucker would want her to do.

                When the authorities come to take Daisy to jail, Kevin leaves to follow them. Billy and Victoria leave also, taking Lucy back home. Lauren and Michael have their turn in lashing out at Phyllis for her betrayal. Michael can't believe Phyllis would use Daisy to get what she wants; while Lauren can't believe Phyllis is helping free Daisy after the torture she put her through. Phyllis stands up for Daisy but it only makes Lauren more furious. Michael quickly escorts his wife out of the courtroom, leaving Daniel and Phyllis alone. Daniel snapped that he couldn't believe that she resorted into helping the likes of Daisy all to get what she wanted, but Phyllis barks that it's not for her; she's doing it all for him. When he doesn't comment, she laments that she's disappointed in the person that he's become. Not at all buying her song and dance, Daniel walks out on her.

                Adam teased Diane with the fact that he saw her and Nick having sex. Diane told him that it wasn't his business what she did with Nick. She soon tried another approach and asked if Adam would ever stop grieving Sharon; Adam admitted to her that he would not.

                Sofia returned back to Gloworm to talk to Katherine. She shared that she didn't believe that Ashley belonged in jail and that Tucker wouldn't want her in there either. Katherine didn't want to hear Sofia's stance and told her that she was doing what she wanted to protect her son. When Sofia continued to press the issue, Katherine said that if she didn't like working with her, hand in her resignation. When Sofia refused and questioned why Tucker would ever give control over his company to her, Katherine shot back that effective immediately she was putting her on a paid leave of absence.

                Jack ran into an upset Abby, who blamed him for everything that was going wrong in her life. Not taking the bait, Jack calmly talked to her into reason. He soon headed to the jail and visited Ashley. He told her that he talked to Katherine again about taking the CEO position. A peeved Ashley told her brother that she didn't want her new line in the hands of Katherine and for Jack to do whatever it takes to get back into Jabot.

                Phyllis who is alone at the courthouse is faced once again by lauren and Michael. She tried to explain that she was the one that finally was able to get Daisy in jail and that Lauren should be able to be a peace in her doing that. Lauren told Phyllis that after what she did, there was no going back. She tells Phyllis their friendship is over and done. A silent but obviously angry Michael joined his wife as they walked out on a heartbroken Phyllis.

                On the Next The Young and the Restless…

                • Katherine has a change of heart with Jack
                • The carjacker comes to Sam's with a photo of Sharon
                • Adam tells Diane they are going to do away with Victor Newman
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