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

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:51 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 21, 2009.


Carly blames Jax for Michael being so angry with her, saying she never should have let Jax talk her into leaving her son’s bedside. Carly’s devastated when she overhears Michael berating her to Lulu.

Holly and Tracy draw battle lines over Luke, with each woman declaring they want him for themselves. Lulu and Lucky clash over Ethan. Elizabeth tries to make Luke see how much his easy acceptance of Ethan is hurting Lucky.

Elizabeth is taken aback when she sees Rebecca wearing Emily’s favorite color. Rebecca later arrives to go on a date with Nikolas purposely wearing a dress in the same color.

Spinelli bugs Kate’s office to try and find out why she’s sabotaging Crimson. Kate realizes that Olivia slept with Johnny and calls her on it as Spinelli secretly listens in.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Carly is devastated by Michael’s harsh words.
  • Claudia confronts Olivia about sleeping with Johnny.
  • Holly evades Lucky’s questions about Ethan.

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


Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:50 AM ET | By Jermetria Lacey

( — “Days of our Lives” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 20, 2009.


EJ informs Philip he has Stephanie. At first Philip doesn’t believe him and he rails on EJ, telling him this feud is between them, not their loved ones. EJ disagrees. Philip has his father and he’ll do anything he can to get him back including taking Stephanie. EJ proves to Philip that he has her and gives a list of his demands. Philip says he can’t release Stefano and EJ thinks he will if he wants to see Stephanie again. EJ tears up the contract for Titan to buy DiMera industries, saying it’s null and void. EJ returns to the DiMera mansion convinced his father will come home alive. Meanwhile, Philip calls Victor saying the DiMeras have Stephanie. Philip meets with his father to plea for Stefano’s release for Stephanie and Victor says no.

At the morgue, Owen opens the drawer for Stephanie, who plays calm. She realizes Owen’s a bit sweet on her. She also learns it’s the DiMeras who have kidnapped her. Stephanie tries to scare Owen at first, and then tries to sweet talk him. Later, she convinces Owen to let her out of the drawer and she knees him in the groin. Just as she is about to escape, her cell rings and thinking its Philip, she answers to EJ. Stephanie cries for help and EJ reacts.

Arianna accidentally spills hot coffee on Brady and she attends to the burn. Melanie arrives and checks it out and says he’ll live. Arianna is sorry, but convinces Brady to buy her another cup of coffee. She learns he’s Sami’s step-brother and says she’s not a fan. Arianna is intrigued to learn that Brady’s not a fan of Sami either. Meanwhile, Melanie is considering posting Stephanie’s stray earring online for auction, but decides against it. She leaves a message for Stephanie telling her she has her earring. Later, Brady offers praise on her decision, but a miffed Melanie can’t believe she hasn’t heard from Stephanie.

Sami and Rafe make love again and he thinks he needs to make a bigger commitment. Sami thinks he’s talking about marriage, but he’s talking about Grace. He wants to be her father.

On the Next Days of our Lives

  • Sami wonders if Rafe is proposing marriage.
  • Nicole realizes EJ is hiding family business from her.
  • Stephanie manages to escape the morgue.

“Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:50 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 20, 2009.


JR and Erica realize Stuart was killed, not Adam. Word spreads around town that Stuart is dead. Jesse thinks Zach is protecting Kendall. Scott is devastated to lose his father. Liza reaches out to Colby, who rejects her. Erica admits to Kendall that she was at the Mansion the night of the murder and saw Zach standing over Stuart’s body.

Ryan searches the mansion for Annie and Emma and finds evidence they’d been in the attic. Adam convinces Annie to take him with her. They escape from the Chandler Mansion and hide out in Ryan’s basement. Aidan comes face to face with Annie in the cellar at the penthouse. When Aidan tells Adam everyone thinks he’s dead, Adam realizes Stuart must have died. He cries out for his brother and had a heart attack.

Liza reveals her identity to Zach, and tells him that while she isn’t carrying this baby, she will have one: She’s lying to protect an innocent baby and asks Zach to keep quiet. Zach doesn’t want representation.  Tad’s behavior, post surgery, is alarmingly jovial.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Tad and Liza take a trip down memory lane.
  • Annie comes to Adam’s rescue.
  • Angie confronts David.

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


OLTL Recap: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:50 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 20, 2009.


“Not for the Faint of Heart”

Rex rushes Shane to the hospital when he doesn’t feel well but it turns out to be a false alarm. Stacy’s annoyed by the bond that still exists between Rex and Gigi. Back at Rex’s, Gigi orders Shane to pack up his things because he coming home with her.

While in the car with Brody, Jessica is overwhelmed by memories of the night she gave birth and passes out. Brody rushes Jessica to the hospital where Viki, and Clint are already waiting. At the hospital, Jessica hears a baby crying and races out to take Chloe from Marty’s arms.  Natalie and Jared tell Viki, Clint and Charlie everything they discovered about the baby switch. Viki and Clint are heartbroken knowing that Jessica will have to be told that her baby died. Natalie and Jared tell everyone, including Bo, that Kyle might have something to do with Chloe’s disappearance. Natalie and Jared stun Viki, Clint and Charlie with their news about Chloe. Jessica has a flashback involving Bess on the night Chloe was born.

After coming to Todd and Marty’s rescue, John sets out to find Blair and Téa. On their way to the hospital to have Chloe checked out, Todd and Marty marvel that this baby really could be their grandchild. Meanwhile, Téa and Blair lose consciousness before Tea can reveal the secret she’s been keeping. John finds Téa and Blair near death and caries Blair out of the gas filled room first. A vengeful Rebecca comes upon the scene as John is about to rescue Téa.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Starr and Cole are stunned to learn that another baby is buried in Hope’s grave.
  • Jessica is overwhelmed with thoughts of Bess.
  • Stacy talks Rex into giving her what she wants.

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


Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:50 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 20, 2009.


Michael remains distant and angry with Carly. Jason shares his fears for Michael with a supportive Sam. Sonny tells Michael the truth about the shooting and asks his forgiveness. Carly is upset that Michael thinks she’s trying replace him by having another baby. Michael pretends to be asleep while Carly pours out her heart at his bedside.

Johnny and Olivia end up in bed together and share an easy chemistry. Sonny finds Johnny at Olivia’s.

Holly offers to make a deal with Luke.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Carly blames Jax for Michael turning against her.
  • Tracy learns what Holly’s really after.
  • Rebecca might be more calculating than she’s let on.

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


Monday, May 25, 2009 9:11 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

( — Murray Bartlett is back as Cyrus Foley on CBS’ “Guiding Light” and a has a new blond by his side in the form of former “One Life to Live” starlet, BethAnn Bonner.

On Monday, June 1, Cyrus lands in Springfield with a chip on his shoulder and on Tuesday, June 2 BethAnn Bonner debuts as Natasha, a new character interacting with Cyrus upon his return.


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“Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on

Discussion: GL First Look: BethAnn Bonner’s Debut


Monday, May 25, 2009 8:21 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

( — “Days of our Lives” brings in a new face to the Horton clan, while a couple of Brady’s finally hit the road.

Twin babies Julia and Ailish last air as Baby Grace Brady on Monday, June 8, when Sami (Alison Sweeney) must say goodbye to her newborn baby girl.

Rachel Melvin is back as Chelsea Brady returns from London on Wednesday, June 10. Look for Chelsea to lead Max Brady out of Salem on Thursday, June 11 as portrayer Darin Brooks sets his sights on Spike TV’s “Blue Mountain State” later this year. Brooks joined the cast in June 2005.

Mark Hapka is joining the cast beginning Wednesday, June 17 as Nathan, Maggie’s (Suzanne Rogers) grandson. Nathan will be interning at Salem University Hospital along-side Melanie Layton (Molly Burnett). From 2007-2008, Hapka portrayed the role of a 15 year-old Johnny on the NBC drama series. His other credits include a starring role in webisodes of the CBS drama “Ghost Whisperer” as Zach. Recently, he appeared in an episode of Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana.” As in “DAYS” tradition, look for Hapka to kick the summer season off accordingly as Nathan’s shirt comes off on day one.

Ralph Waite again appears as Father Matt on Wednesday, June 17, while former “DAYS” blogger and columnist Ross Matthews appears in scenes with Lauren Koslow’s Kate Roberts.

Casey Deidrick is joining the cast as Chad, Mia’s (Taylor Spreitler) ex-boyfriend and father of her baby, whom she gave to Nicole (Arianne Zuker) to pass off as her own. A first airdate hasn’t been set. Look for Chad to stir things up between Mia and Will Brady (Dylan Michael Patton).

Is former “Sunset Beach” and “Passions” star Nick Stabile joining “Days of our Lives?” That’s the story according to published reports. Soap Opera Network will keep you posted as news develops.

“Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet.

Discussion: DAYS Casting: New Faces, Sad Goodbyes

  • Days of our Lives
  • Rachel Melvin
  • Alison Sweeney
  • Darin Brooks
  • Mark Hapka
  • Suzanne Rogers
  • Molly Burnett
  • Ralph Waite
  • Casey Deidrick
  • Nick Stabile
  • Ghost Whisperer
  • Hannah Montana
  • Blue Mountain State


    Monday, May 25, 2009 1:44 AM ET | By Venus Stone

    ( — Brotherly betrayal…


    Noah makes up his own assumptions regarding Sharon’s news, Monday, May 25. Devon is far from over with giving Tyra a piece of his mind. On Tuesday, May 26, Adam gets the upper hand on Victor and Ashley and on Thursday, May 28, Adam sneaks out of the Newman house again.

    The Inside Story: Blindsided by the Truth
    At Cassie’s grave, Sharon stuns Nick with the news that she is pregnant. He immediately assumes that the baby is his based off of Cassie’s spirit telling him that the two of them would have another child. Not wanting to listen to what Nick has just admitted, Sharon takes off leaving him at the gravesite alone; both unaware that Phyllis, who has arrived at the cemetery, has heard everything. Upset at the revelation, Phyllis heads back over to Restless Style and contacts Jack, telling him to meet her there. When he arrives, she blasts him for not informing her about the news regarding Sharon being pregnant. She further tells him that because of this news, their relationships with the people they love could be over. As Jack is trying to reassure her, Phyllis blurts out that for all they know the baby could be Billy’s and not Jack’s or Nick’s. Jack is stunned by what Phyllis has said and he soon learns that Billy and Sharon were also fooling around one another. Meanwhile Jack, who is back home keeps quiet about what he knows with Sharon but soon confronts Billy for his actions, lashing out that he was selfish for his actions. Later on that day, Nick meets up with Sharon again and tells her that he doesn’t want to keep the truth from his wife, yet doesn’t want Jack as a father figure if the baby is indeed his. Sharon tells Nick that he can’t throw away his marriage to Phyllis if he’s still in love with her. While their significant others are off talking to one another, Jack and Phyllis decide to vent to one another about the things that have been kept from them, unaware that Nick and Sharon are planning on telling them both the truth about everything.

    A Closer Look: Fed Up

    Billy learns the truth about Mac and Raul’s relationship with one another while they were in Dafur and isn’t pleased by it. Covering his annoyance, he swallows the bitterness when Raul comes to him with news of wanting to propose to Mac. Billy lies and tells Raul that he’s happy for him and says he supports him. Chloe, who is very well aware that Billy is not pleased with the news of Raul and Mac, tries to be there for Billy but he brushes her off. The two soon begin to argue about Mac and he leaves in a huff. When he heads back home shortly after their arguement, he finds that Chloe and Cordelia aren’t there but back at the Chancellor estate. He heads over and begs Chloe to come home. Meanwhile, Jill, seeing how hurt Chloe is by Billy’s actions regarding Mac, pulls her son aside and tells him he needs to make a decision about his marriage.

    What To Watch

    • Sharon and Nick get into another lip-lock
    • Det. Gil shows Kevin just how much people wish he were in jail
    • Kay learns who wants the baby swap put on film

    The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

    • Jerry Douglas returns as the ‘Ghost of John Abbott’ Wednesday, May 27
    • David Largo continues in the role of ‘Raul Guittierez’, Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27
    • As mentioned in a previous report on Soap Opera Network, Raya Meddine, who played ‘Sabrina’ will return to mess with ‘Ashley’s mind, Monday, June 1
    • Corbin Bernsen reprises his role as ‘Father Todd Williams’, brother to ‘Paul Williams’ on Tuesday, June 2
    • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “Y&R” during the week of May 18 -22, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.


    • Someone pops the question to Sharon, but who?
    • Chloe gets a confession from Billy
    • Ashley continus to spiral out of control will she ‘spots’ Sabrina

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

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      © 2009 Soap Opera Network. All rights reserved.

      Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of May 25 Edition


    Monday, May 25, 2009 12:22 AM ET | By Venus Stone

    alt ( — A father’s return…


    Parker stoops low to get what he wants when he blackmails Carly, Wednesday, May 27, while that same day Craig goes to Jack for guidance. On Friday, May 29, Bonnie and Dusty race to find Eliza.

    The Inside Story: Reunion Most Unwanted

    Wanting to celebrate Alison’s graduation and an award she received, Casey plans a dinner with the family, to which Hunter overhears. Unaware of what he’s doing, Hunter, upon hearing that Alison’s father isn’t included in the celebration, decides to track him down and offer up an invite. When Emily discovers what Hunter has done, she’s livid but soon doubts that Larry will even show up. Later that evening, Casey, Alison and Emily are talking at the Lakeview Lounge when Hunter shows up offering to help distract Larry if he in fact decides to come to the dinner. Emily wants Hunter to leave but Alison tells him he’s more than welcome to stay to celebrate with them all. Meanwhile Larry shows up as the party is getting settled for their dinner and it floors Alison that he’s there. Realizing how upset she is, Hunter comes forward and tells her that it was his doing, further upsetting Alison. When Susan comes to the Lakeview and sees Larry she is angered and tells him no matter what he does, she will never accept any apologies. Upset by what he’s done, Hunter leaves and soon finds himself face-to-face with Alison and Casey. While Alison is willilng to forgive him, Casey lets it be known that he’ll be the one to help Alison because he loves her. Later that night, Hunter heads to Java and ins approached by Larry who wants to know where Alison is. Hunter at first refuses but soon relents and tells him that she is with Casey. Larry later meets up with Susan at the hospital and after some talking both decide to put the past in the past. Meanwhile after admitting how much he loves Alison, Casey and Alison make love for the first time.

    A Closer Look: One Step Ahead
    Paul calls Barbara in need of funds, instructing her to meet him at the airfield. After his phone call he meets up with Rosanna and asks her to watch Eliza for a bit until he comes back. Meanwhile in Oakdale, Lisa fills Damian and Meg in on Barbara’s plans to meet Paul and they follow her. When all three arrive, Paul, who sees them, contacts Barbara and warns her that Damian and Meg are on her tail and that she won’t see him any longer. When Barbara approaches Meg and Damian, they realize that Paul tipped her off about them following her and that Paul cut out of sight again. When Paul returns to Rosanna, he asks her if he and Eliza can stay with her. She goes before the Farm Stand Committee to ask if Paul can stay but one of the committee members named Edna isn’t sure that he is on the up and up. After discussion, the committee agrees to let Paul stay but only because of Rosanna. When they are alone Rosanna gives Paul a warning to keep out of trouble and not mess up the life she has made for herself. Back in Oakdale, Noah approaches Meg with the idea of creating a video tape requesting Paul to bring her daughter back to her. Damian, alongside Lily, Luke and Noah all help Meg with the video and Damian later sends out the finished tape to his busines email lists while Noah uploads it, in hopes that someone sees it in time.

    What To Watch

    • Carly kicks Craig to the curb
    • Paul comes up with yet another scheme
    • Jack’s lecturing to Carly sets her off

    As the World Turns News and Headlines

    • Word is that Daniel Hugh Kelley is on his way back to Oakdale as ‘Noah’s’ father, ‘Col. Winston Mayer’ some time in June.
    • Allyce Beasley comes to the show playing the role of ‘Edna’ who has big suspicions about ‘Paul’, Tueday, May 26
    • Joe Dawson joins the show playing ‘Gus’ a man that encounters ‘Carly’ at the bar on Friday, May 29.
    • Ellen Dolan, who plays ‘Margo Hughes’ is appearing in a production of Sophistry, which started April 22 and ends its run June 6 at the Samuel Becket Theater on Theater Row, located at 410 W. 42nd. For ticket information, please contact
    • Word is that Julie Pinson’s ‘Janet’ could be getting a sister arriving in Oakdale. Actresses have been doing screen tests with John Lindstrom (Craig Montgomery)
    • ‘As the World Turns’ fans have an opportunity to bring out their charitable side in them by joining Kelley Menighan Hensley, Jon Hensley, Michael Park and Martha Byrne at the Inaugural Angels for Hope Gala Friday. May 29. The event begins from 7 PM to 11 PM at the Estate at Florentine Gardens, located at 97 Rivervale Road in River Vale, NJ. Angels of Hope is the first major fundraiser event that is held on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Bergen County. Those in attendence will have the opportunity to enjoy a night of fine dining, cocktails, music and dancing along with a silent auction. Tickets are $200.00 each with limited seating. Please visit Angels for Hope or call (212) 239-3239 to reserve.
    • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of May 18 – 22, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.


    • Bonnie and Dusty are near in locating Paul and Rosanna
    • Katie has some positive news
    • Bob tells Emily some disturbing news
    • Meg continues to play with fire

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

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      Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of May 25 Edition


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