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

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GL PreVUE: Week of August 3 Edition

Monday, August 3, 2009 1:47 AM ET | By Venus Stone

alt ( — A father learns the truth…


Mallet comes to the realization that he made a huge mistake, Monday, August 3. On Wednesday, August 5 Jonathan come back to Springfield. Buzz takes the law into his own hands.

The Inside Story: A Father’s Sudden Change of Heart

Alan learns from Phillip that the cafe they are at is owned by the widow of the man who took Alan’s place in Vietnam. Upon hearing this information, a stunned Alan runs out of the cafe, needing time to absorb it all in. When Phillip finds him, he tells his father he believes now that they are there, he can tell the truth and ask for forgiveness. Alan, however, admits that he’s scared to go back and face the past. Eventually he relents and goes back to introduce himself to Charlie. Alone, Phillip calls Ed and leaves a message to call back regarding the blood work.. Meanwhile, Alan, who is alone, sees that Ed is trying to contact Phillip and answers the call. Pretending to be his son, Alan learns from Ed that the results of the test aren’t good, which means the experiemental treatment may not work. Ed insists that he needs to tell his loved ones that he is dying. Once Phillip returns Alan begins to see his son in a different light. Alan admits that he took Ed’s phone call and he knows everything. When Phillip explains further regarding the disease, Alan suddenly grows suspicious and accuses his son of lying. He points out that Phillip doesn’t get to call the shots in fixing everyone only to die later. Leaving Phillip alone, Alan runs into Charlie, who kindly thanks him for telling him about his father.

A Closer Look: Runaway Bride
Ready for her wedding, Dinah dressed in her wedding dress is excited; while Shayne is awaiting her arrival with flowers. Taking each other’s hand, they walk together to the wedding as Shanye describes what a wonderful life they have together. Alone, Reva talks to Jeffrey’s picture, admitting she’s doing a pretty good job at putting on a brave face. Billy and Vanessa discuss how weddings seem to be in the water these days. Remy, who is at the wedding notices that Mallet is edgy and questions what’s going on, but their conversation is halted when Dinah and Shayne arrive. Remy kindly asks Dinah if she would let him walk her down the aisle. The wedding begins and Doris soon pronounces them husband and wife. Things meanwhile grow tense between Marina and Mallet, who accuses her of keeping things from him. He later tells Remy that he’s taking his wife in for questioning. Dinah, over-hearing their conversation pulls Mallet to the side and tells him he can’t arrest his wife; she’s the one that killed the man. A stunned Mallet listens on as she explains what happened, both unaware that Frank is listening in on their conversation. Dinah is ready to be taken to jail but Mallet tells her that she needs to finally live a life. Later on that evening, Shayne and Dinah are alone together and she admits that she fears she’s not who he thinks she is. Shayne reassures her things between them will be wonderful. At the station, Frank informs Mallet he’s heard everything that Dinah confessed to him; Mallet wants to give Dinah her time alone with her husband but Frank tells him he needs to bring her in immediately. Mallet calls Dinah and tells her that Frank knows everything and tells her he’s going to do whatever he can to help her; even if it means getting her out of Springfield.

What To Watch

  • Edmund returns very much alive
  • Shayne turns to an old friend for comfort

    Guiding Light News and Headlines

  • Dorothy Lyman, Emmy award winning actress, will come to the show as ‘Joanne’ Monday, August 3
  • Del Pentecost appears as “Charlie” to make Alan face his past Tuesday, August 4
  • Tom Pelphrey returns to the show as ‘Jonathan Randall” on Wednesday, August 5
  • David Andrew MacDonald returns as “Edmund” on Friday, August 7
  • Fiona Hutchinson reprises her role as the ghostly “Jenna”on Thursday, August 13
  • Jessica Leccia returns as “Natalia” Monday, August 17
  • Maureen Garrett comes back to Springfield as ‘Holly Lindsey-Reade. She returns to the show Wednesday, August 26
  • Guiding Light will donate a portion of its wardrobe to New York’s Bottomless Closet to help economically disadvantaged New York City women enter and succeed in the workforce. Guiding Light will provide the organization with the show’s stock of women’s business appropriate clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags and accessories. Please visit Bottomless Closet or call 212-563-2499 for more detailed information.
  • Frank Dicopoulous (“Frank Cooper”) will be the honorary chairperson for FAAN Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward a Cure in Long Beach, NJ on Saturday, September 12. Please visit FAAN for more detailed information.
  • Murray Bartlett (“Cyrus”) and other daytime stars will set sail on Soap Cruise, the Third Voyage on Thursday, January 28 until Monday, February 1, 2010. Please visit Soap Cruise or call 1-888-381-4654 for more detailed information.
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “GL” during the week of July 27, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.


  • Daisy and James get closer than they realize

“Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS. Check local listings.

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Discussion: GL PreVUE: Week of August 3 Edition


Monday, August 3, 2009 1:18 AM ET | By Venus Stone

alt ( — Coming in between…


Henry tries his best to keep up with what his mother could be up to, Monday, August 3. The green-eyed monster creeps its way into Noah when he sees Luke flirting. Thursday, August 6 Bob’s behavior worries Alison.

The Inside Story: Stirring Things Up

After love-making, Damian tells Meg that he has a job working as a consultant with a pharmaceutical company under his company. As they are talking, he tells Meg that she has to honor a personal commitment; being with him exclusively. He further reminds her that if she’s still harboring feelings for Paul, it will only make things difficult between them. Meg tells him she will think it over and immediately runs into Lily. Meg shares the news about the job offer and Lily instantly tries to talk Meg out of takng the job. Angry, Meg snaps that Lily is upset that Damian is not focusing his attentions on her and that she wishes it was her he was sleeping with. The two instantly sling insults at one another over their past. When Holden arrives, Lily quickly tells him that she’s more focused on Meg being hurt rather than thinking about Damian. Later on that day Damian asks Luke to join him at the Lakeview for a meeting with a client. When Mr. Rusk comes with his daughter, Sara, Luke immediately assumes that Damian is trying to set the two of them up and throws a fit. Damian assures him that it was mere coincidence and Luke relaxes and has a great time at the meeting. Meanwhile, Noah heads to a private screening with Mason, but promises to meet Luke up at Yo’s afterward.

A Closer Look: Second Best

A forlorn Janet continues to compare her life to that of her sister, Teri’s. When Jack decides to come up with a sure-fire way to lift up her spirits. He calls Katie and Brad and asks if they can get Janet back on Oakdale Now. Unfortunately Brad tells Jack that they already have their sights set on Teri as their co-host. Brad admits to Jack that Janet should have the job. He decides to go discuss the job with Teri, however, Craig gets to her first and talks her into not quitting her babysitting job with him. Teri tells Brad that she can’t take the job at the station. Brad tells Teri that he is glad that she can’t do it becasue he wants to offer it to Janet. Teri fully understands and agrees to keep quiet about Janet being his second choice. Later that day Brad gives Janet the news that they want her back on Oakdale Now, however, Janet is slightly thrilled about the offer. Meanwhile, Janet and Liberty get into an argument and she takes off to find Parker. When she gets there, Parker is occupied with helping with the advertising campaign, causing Liberty to leave feeling in the way.

What To Watch

  • Barbara takes matters into her own hands regarding Paul’s behavior
  • Audrey’s boyfriend shows up to stir up trouble
  • Tom wants Riley gone; immediately

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Scott Winters appears as “Mr. Rusk’ on Tuesday, August 4
  • Sara Hillier appears as “Sara” on Tuesday, August 4
  • Van Hansis (“Luke Snyder”) and Jake Silbermann (“Noah Mayer”) will attend their first European fan event in France beginning October 17 at Auditorium Jean-de-La-Fontaine 25, Avenue du General Sarrail. For more information please visit MGC Events for more detailed information.
  • Austin Peck and Julie Pinson will join other daytime stars as they set sail on Soap Cruise, The Third Voyage on Thursday, January 28 through Monday, February 1, 2010. Please visit Soap Cruise or call 1-888-381-4654 for more detailed information.
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of July 27, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.


  • Noah confronts Mason
  • Lily can’t keep her lips off of Damian

“As the World Turns” airs Weekdays on CBS. Check local listings.

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Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of August 3 Edition


Monday, August 3, 2009 12:59 AM ET | By Venus Stone

alt ( — Losing touch with reality….


Victor’s loyal friend Zapato rips ‘Kitty’ and new one and Mary Jane loses it. Katherine has more shocking news for Jill. As Nikki’s wedding approaches, she begins to have cold feet, Tuesday, August 4. Sharon once again gets the hancuffs slapped on her, Friday, August 7.

The Inside Story: Flipping Out
Billy, worried about Ashley, comes to the Newman ranch to check up on her. Before he can get in the door however, Victor shows up and throws nasty jabs at him, ordering him to get out of his house. Billy, shoots back that he’s not afraid of him before exiting. Nikki, who is on her way to the ranch, meets up with Ashley at the stables. Agitated and unhinged, Ashley snaps at her for sticking her nose in her business. Nikki leaves and Abby soon shows up and tries to talk to her mother about Victor’s reasons for the things he has done. Meanwhile, thanks to Adam’s constant gaslighting, Ashley has a serious breakdown after she begins having more hallucinations.

A Closer Look: Obsessed
Jack meets up with Billy to talk over for drinks.Unaware that Mary Jane is closer than he realizes, Jack is oblivious to the fact that she has managed to spike his drink with drugs. Managing to get home, Jack is so drunk that he mistakes Mary Jane, who is seducing him, for Sharon.

What To Watch

  • The Newman family get some devastating news
  • Deacon won’t leave Amber alone
  • Adam’s scheming could wind up catching up with him

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Melody Thomas Scott (“Nikki Newman”) will be staying with the show after some serious negotiations. Thomas, who’s played in the role since 1979, will take a short scripted leave some time in August
  • Dianne Miranda appears as “Dr. Nunez Wednesday, August 5
  • Corbin Bernsen reprises his role as “Father Todd” Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6
  • Raya Meddine makes another appearance as “Sabrina” Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7
  • On Friday, August 28, 2009, The Young and the Restless Fan Club Dinner will be held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California from 6pm to 11pm. Fans will get the chance to get up close and personal with their favorite Genoa City residents. Pictures and autographs will be available along with some very special surprises planned for the evening. Tickets are available on a limited basis only so it is important to order now. The cost per person is $170. which includes dinner, tip, tax, photo autograph book and much more. The deadline is August 21st, 2009. Please visit Young and the Restless Fan Club Dinner for more detailed information.
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on "Y&R" during the week of July 27, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.


  • Mary Jane pours her soul out to Father Todd
  • Adam plots a nasty scheme to set Ashley further into a fragile state
  • A deal is offered up to Sharon

"The Young and the Restless" airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings .

Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of August 3 Edition


OLTL Quick Peaks: Week of August 3

Saturday, August 1, 2009 8:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Quick Peaks for the Week of August 3, 2009.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick Peaks 

  • Monday:  (Episode 10489) — Gigi is befuddled to learn that Rex is allowing Stacy to live in his loft. 
  • Tuesday:  (Episode 10490) – Téa and Blair prove to be a handful for Todd. 
  • Wednesday: (Episode 10491) — Todd tries his darndest to get himself back on Téa’s good side again. 
  • Thursday:  (Episode 10492) — Cole suffers a lapse in judgement while talking to Starr, which places him in a rather tight predicament; Cristian eavesdrops on Fish at the diner.  
  • Friday: (Episode 10493) — Cristian is adament that Fish be honest with Layla.   

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


OLTL Teasers: Week of August 3 Edition

Saturday, August 1, 2009 4:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of August 3, 2009.


  • Monday*: “Téa for Two” — The double wedding of Viki & Charlie and Bo & Nora has consequences for many in Llanview.  Dorian and Blair re-enact ‘Grey Gardens’ at La Boulaie. 
  • Tuesday: “I Deux” – Blair and Dorian become wedding crashers.  Nora and Viki throw their wedding bouquets, which are caught by two unexpected women.  
  • Wednesday: “Broken Flowers” – In front of Blair, Todd proclaims is love for Téa, and later treats her to a romantic evening featuring a surprise guest.  Stacy receives heartbreaking news.
  • Thursday: “A Kiss is Just a Kiss” — After Layla defends Fish to Cristian, he spots Fish and Kyle up close and personal at the diner.  Cole manages to get himself into trouble while working undercover.   
  • Friday: “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me”– Téa gets useful information out of Matthew as the court battle begins, where she meets her match.  John bails Cole out of trouble. 

*One source lists Monday’s title as “Téa for Two,” while another lists it as “Just Me for You.” 

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Friday, July 31, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, July 31, 2009.


Aidan surprises Zach by giving him an alibi for the night Adam was shot at. Alone with Zach, Aidan claims he believes Annie killed Stuart and wants to make her pay. Natalia thinks Annie, not Adam, was the intended victim on the night of the shooting and shares her theory with Adam and Scott. Adam forces Jesse to release Annie from jail. JR’s plans to move back home with Little A go out the window when Annie returns to the mansion.

Kendall surrenders to Jesse after he informs Zach and Ryan he needs to take her into custody now that the trial is back on.

Krystal admits to Tad that she’s bothered by the fact he’s seeing Taylor but says she’s happy for him. Amanda urges Taylor to go for it with Tad.

On the Next All My Children …

  • Zach and Ryan orchestrate Kendall’s escape.
  • Kendall has second thoughts about taking the kids away from Zach.
  • Jake and Amanda’s plan might be over before it even begins.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


OLTL Recap: Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, July 31, 2009.


“Wedding Bo Blues”

Nora admits she’s confused about her feelings for Bo when Rachel presses her. Nora argues she shouldn’t hurt Clint by cancelling the wedding when Bo hasn’t come right out and said he wants to be with her.

Meanwhile, Bo visits Lindsay at Statesville, hoping the one person who hates Nora more than anyone else in the world will tell him he’s crazy for still having feelings for her. Lindsay leaves Bo with more questions than answers but sincerely hopes he finds the happiness he deserves.

Blair and Dorian are miserable over the fact everyone else seems to be in happy relationships and drown their sorrows with cocktails and massages.

Téa’s impressed with Todd’s efforts to be the perfect date.

Brody’s concerned for Jessica when she insists she saw Nash again.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Blair is horrified by a vision of the future for herself and Dorian.
  • Nora has mixed emotions.
  • Gigi is enraged by Rex’s new houseguest.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Friday, July 31, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, July 31, 2009.


After being waylaid by an overeager cop, Jason and Sam finally track down Michael’s car but see no sign of either him or Kristina. Michael and Kristina buy bus tickets for Mexico. Jerry is one step closer to tracking down Michael and Kristina.

Jax grows suspicious of Alexis’ confession and he and Carly later come to realize what’s really going on. Alexis confides the truth in Diane.

Carly notices the spark between Olivia and Sonny. Carly warns Olivia she might not be able to resist Sonny’s charms should he pursue her.

Lucky and Ethan become unlikely allies when they team up to get Dominic away from Lulu.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Michael and Kristina are headed south of the border.
  • Olivia fights her feelings for Sonny.
  • Jerry plans on using Michael as a pawn to get to Jason.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Friday, July 31, 2009 2:55 PM PT | By Errol Lewis

( — Lindsay Hartley (ex-Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald, “Passions”) has joined the cast of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” in the contract role of Arianna Hernandez. Now Soap Opera Network has your first look at the actress on the set of the drama series along-side co-stars Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez), Arianna’s brother, and Eric Martsolf (Brady Black), Arianna’s love interest. At this time it is unclear as to when Hartley will mark her debut on the drama series.

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    Friday, July 31, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — That pesky little voice in your head.


    Taylor realizes that Krystal still loves Tad. Jake and Amanda convince David that Amanda is sterile on Monday, August 3, and prepare their plan to “adopt” Trevor. Tad and Taylor find themselves in a pickle when Krystal overhears them discussing a baby on Tuesday, August 4. Tad, Taylor, Jake and Amanda are forced to come clean with Opal on Friday, August 7. Natalia confronts Jesse about his work ethics on Wednesday, August 5. Angie takes notice of Randi’s quick defense of Jesse on Thursday, August 6. Liza shares a sad goodbye with Marian. Krystal is overwhelmed by David’s paternal instinct.

    The Inside Story: Run
    Zach and Ryan’s escape plot hits a major snag when Kendall refuses to go on the run on Monday, August 3. Kendall explains that she couldn’t bear to tear the boys away from Zach. Zach and Ryan convince Kendall to stick to the plan moments before the cops begin to descend on the warehouse. Kendall arrives at the marina but ultimately decides to turn herself in to Natalia instead of fleeing. Jesse doesn’t press the issue when Kendall claims she acted alone in her escape attempt. Kendall’s emotions get the best of her alone in her cell. Jesse alerts Zach to Kendall’s intention. Following her full confession on Wednesday, August 5, a consoling Stuart appears to Kendall and tells her that they can all be at peace now. Zach gives an impassioned plea for leniency at Kendall’s sentencing hearing on Thursday, August 6. Scott and then Adam, at Annie’s urging, also make statements on Kendall’s behalf. Marian rips into Kendall and makes it clear that she wants her to pay dearly for killing Stuart. Ryan reaches out to a distraught Erica. The judge delivers Kendall’s sentence. Craving an eye for an eye, Marian takes aim at Kendall and shoots – but ends up hitting Marissa.

    A Closer Look: Beware
    Annie agrees to be JR’s newest step-mother on Tuesday, August 4. Scott informs a seething JR that Adam asked him to move into the mansion. JR and Marissa’s bond continues to grow. Marissa finds an unconscious JR in an alley. JR truthfully tells Marissa he hasn’t been drinking and dismisses the incident as being nothing. JR’s disdain is palpable when Adam announces his engagement to Annie on Wednesday, July 5. JR challenges Annie to admit that she’s just using his father and to that end pulls her into a kiss to prove it. Junior get a rise out of Annie, who slaps him across the face on Friday, August 7. Colby wants nothing to do with Annie or Adam.

    All My Children News and Headlines:


    • David takes a keen interest in Marissa’s love life; will JR take the bad doctor’s bait? (Soap Opera Weekly)
    • Kendall is taken aback to find herself “imprisoned” in the last place she expected. (Soap Opera Digest)
    • Annie tells Emma that she has to keep lying about what she really saw on the night of Stuart’s murder. (TV Guide Listings)
    • Zach admits to Kendall that he’ll never forgive her for cheating on him with Aidan and Ryan. (TV Guide Listings)
    • Jake and Amanda’s not so brilliant plan to infiltrate baby Trevor hits a not so minor snag – they lose the kid! (National Enquirer)

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


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