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


OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 29 Edition

Monday, September 29, 2008 12:05 AM | By Scotty Gore

( — Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty in order to get what you want.


Rex fights for his life, Adriana gives Gigi her walking papers, Dorian takes matters into her own hands, Vanessa makes a shocking confession, John receives insight from an old friend, and Michael and Marcie
long for one another.

The Inside Story: The Things We Do for Family

Addie visits Dorian in the slammer to lend her support. Starr, Langston, and Markko work on a plan to stop Ray from leaving Llanview with Langston. At the same time, Clint denies Cole’s accusations and attempts to guilt the teen into keeping mum. However, Cole immediately tells Langston, Markko, and Starr what he has learned. Dorian considers enlisting the services of Jackie McNaughton to take care of Ray. Starr, Langston, Markko, and Cole are unable to visit Dorian, but remain determined to derail Ray’s agenda. By week’s end, Dorian is out of jail. After being released she first reminds Ray that she knows he is hiding something. Afterward, she heads for the Buchanan Mansion for a showdown with Clint. Vanessa urges Cristian to help her, and claims that Ray is out to kill her.

A Closer Look: My Two Dads

Llantano Mountain serves as the backdrop as Brody flashes in and out reality while reliving his experiences fighting in Iraq. Even though his ‘father’ is arrested, Shane vows to stand beside him. Meanwhile, Bo and Gigi are clearly concerned for Rex’s life, which hangs by a thread. Later, as Bo searches for Shane, Gigi prays for Rex’s life. Shane is devastated after witnessing Brody’s state of mind while in jail. Bo finally catches up to Shane and escorts him to the hospital where Gigi is preparing to come clean. While he is on the operating table, Rex’s subconscious places him in a game show where he must atone for his past actions. Unfortunately, Rex gives the wrong answer to the most important question. Shane has a bad reaction upon learning that Rex, and not Brody, is really his father. At the same time, Rex’s family and friends gather at the hospital to give their support. Layla attempts to contact Adriana. Natalie is unable to strike a bargain with Tess, which would allow her to visit Rex at the hospital. While still in surgery, Rex’s life is on the line as he is faced with another important question. Meanwhile, Adriana arrives at Rex’s bedside. With Rex’s life in limbo, Adriana forbids Gigi from coming anywhere near her husband.

What to Watch

  • Michael watches Marcie assemble a crib.
  • Still in love with one other, Marcie and Michael remain at an impasse.
  • Jared defends Natalie to Tess.
  • Tess delights in torturing Natalie.
  • Marty researches her past with Todd’s computer.
  • Todd and Tess threaten each other.
  • Jared gets the feeling that something isn’t quite right with ‘Jessica.’
  • John’s father’s old partner Pete gives Detective McBain new insight into Todd’s ‘mystery woman.’
  • Todd urges Marty to move on as she is about to relive the past.
  • Nora’s anger consumes her after learning Dallas is now staying at the mansion.
  • Antonio and Sarah learn what John uncovered about Cristian while in Columbia.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF October 6, 2008

  • Monday: Marty decides to let the past stay buried; Dorian and Clint battle it out; Langston begs Ray to let her stay in Llanview.
  • Tuesday: Todd and Marty plan for the future; Dorian hires Jackie McNaughton to solve a problem; Clint and Nora have a difference of opinion about Ray.
  • Wednesday: John keeps a secret from Blair; Jared is on to Tess; Todd surprises Marty yet again.
  • Thursday: Marty shocks Todd; Jared learns of the secret room; Adriana stands her ground.

  • Friday: Jared desperately searches for Natalie; Rex’s condition worsens; Tina takes action.


Branson Leaps into the ‘Light’

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 5:25 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

( — The prodigal son.

Jeff Branson is “Guiding Light’s” lucky seventh incarnation of Shayne Lewis.

Branson is most known for playing the role of Jonathan Lavery on ABC’s “All My Children.” The Emmy-nominated actor played the role of reformed serial killer Jonathan from June, 2004 until “AMC” stopped calling him in for tapings in late 2007. In the spring of 2008, the show officially announced that Branson had been let go. Ironically enough, Branson’s first role on daytime was a day role on “GL” as a young Alan Spaulding in 2003.

Shayne Lewis is the son of “GL’s” biggest super couple Reva Shayne and Joshua Lewis (Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman). The character was last seen on August 16, 2004 played by played by Marty West. Shayne’s return will be a welcomed surprise for his family; the Lewis’ have recently learned that Shayne is missing in Afghanistan.

Branson’s first airdate on “GL” is December 1.

“Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS.

  • Jeff Branson
  • Guiding Light
  • Shayne Lewis


    Two Hunks Bring Harmony to Salem

    Tuesday, September 23, 2008 5:17 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

    ( — The look.

    Former “Passions” hunks Galen Gering and Eric Martsolf are joining the cast of NBC’s “Days of Our Lives.”

    Galen Gering played the very popular Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on the now defunct soap, “Passions,” from it’s inception on NBC on July 5, 1999 to it’s cancellation on DirectTV on August 7, 2008. The 37 year-old actor has been cast in the role of an FBI Agent who comes to Salem working on a special case. Gering first airs on “DAYS” in late October. Word is that Gering’s character will be involved with Alison Sweeney’s character, Sami Brady.

    Eric Martsolf, who played the easily manipulated Ethan Winthrop on “Passions” from 2002 until the shows cancellation, will join his former cast-mate on “DAYS” in mid-November. Martsolf will be playing a recast of Brady Black, the son of John Black (Drake Hogestyn). We last saw Brady Black on September 16, 2005, played by Kyle Lowder (currently Rick Forrester on “The Bold and the Beautiful”). Mr. Black is back to settle some unresolved issues with his ex-wife, Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin).

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

    • Days of our Lives
    • Galen Gering
    • Eric Martsolf


      Wednesday, September 24, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa

      ( — Beware of the signs.


      Adam leaves Annie in a pickle when he recants his tale about the gun in her room. Babe and JR are being watched. Babe gets news that leads her to suspect that the Bella samples may be tainted. Annie accuses Kendall of concentrating on everyone else in order to avoid focusing on her own relationship with Zach. Pete fills Adam in on what Erica’s really up to. Erica and Adam privately think about the kiss they shared. Krystal frets over Opal’s prediction of doom while Jesse and Erica choose to ignore it. JR, Babe and Adam are disbelieving of Annie’s claim that she was attacked. Jesse gets a surprise outside of his door.

      The Inside Story: Just Like a Pill

      Taylor takes the sedative Frankie prescribed her and calmly gets through her therapy session. Taylor feels certain that she’ll be cleared for redeployment. Jake knows Taylor is on something despite her denials and turns to Frankie for answers. Amanda plans a seduction for Jake. Taylor is shaken to find Jake and Amanda, donned in Brot’s shirt, in bed after returning home from a rough therapy session. Jakes finds Taylor at his cabin. Taylor opens up to Jake and admits to how deeply she misses Brot.

      A Closer Look: Hidden Passions

      Greenlee reaches out to Ryan. Greenlee and Ryan resist sharing a kiss. Ryan pushes Greenlee away. A shaken Greenlee confronts Kendall and blames her for her predicament. Ryan tells Annie that he’s filing for divorce and full custody of Emma. Aidan confronts Greenlee on lying about seeing Ryan. Greenlee tells Ryan they can no longer be friends. Ryan sets Annie straight after she jumps to the wrong conclusion. Ryan and Greenlee can’t get their minds off one another. Aidan secretly plants a listening device on Greenlee’s earring.


      • Monday: Kendall learns the truth about the tainted perfume. Annie turns to Zach for help. Jake tries to get Taylor to open up to him.
      • Tuesday: Aidan keeps a close eye – and ear – on Greenlee. Adam makes a move against Fusion. Taylor pulls away from Jake.
      • Wednesday: Ryan tells Kendall to concentrate on her own life instead of his. Colby is impressed by Pete despite herself. Annie plays into Zach’s hands.
      • Thursday: Zach knows what Annie did last summer. Greenlee struggles to remain faithful to Aidan. Kendall, Greenlee and Amanda try to do damage control.

      • Friday: Zach forces Annie to do the right thing. Aidan admits the truth to Greenlee. Jesse’s past catches up to him.


      ATWT PreVUE: Week of September 22 Edition

      Not so dead after all…
      Monday, September 22, 2008 11:26 AM | By Venus Stone

      ( — The dirty deeds of James Stenbeck brings back a very familiar face…


      When Jack is detained at the police station he calls Carly with the news. As they are talking Jack requests Carly to inform Janet that he will be too busy. When Janet gets the news she is upset and barges in at the station demanding why he couldn’t tell her himself. An argument about Carly happens and Janet soon finds herself at the ex-wife’s door. Holden and Lily continue to grow closer after they bring Ethan home. A tender moment happens between the two and both wind up making love.

      Alison and Chris have another close moment which leads into a kiss. Guilty over what she has done, Alison insists on making a baby with Aaron. Later that day she runs into Chris again and accuses him of following her but he asks her what she truly feels for him. Meanwhile Casey has baby ideas of his own when he insists Emily and he make love without protection. Emily quickly shoots the idea down, which makes Casey upset. Emily soon realizes that Casey’s ideas on having a baby together aren’t going to disappear.


      Mike and Barbara think that Paul has died in the cave-in but are stunned when he contacts asking about Meg. When Barbara goes to see him, Paul tells her that James must have abducted Meg. When they contact Jack, they all agree to keep her disappearance a secret for now, as not to upset the Snyder family with anymore bad news. Henry is their first person of interest and begin to ask him about what he may know during the time James had him. Henry informs them that Bonnie had a relationship with Derek, who works for James. When they meet up with Bonnie she agrees to help them set up a trap. When Derek arrives at Metro, Paul jumps him and demands to know where James has Meg. He reveals that he took her to a safe house near the east coast. On the beach, James takes Meg to a beach cottage adn tries offering her something to eat. Meg informs James that despite her agreeing to do as he wants doesn’t mean she’s going to hand over her baby to him. When he leaves her alone she instantly tries to escape but falls in pain. James soon finds her and takes her back to the beach house and heads out again to get supplies. Meg soon tries working on the doors and when she opens one she discovers a cage in the room. Peering inside she finds herself looking at Dusty, who is fast asleep.

      Back in Oakdale, Paul has a vision of a cottage and contacts Jack about it. Jack instantly brings Carly with him so she can draw what Paul is describing. Paul soon has another vision of swans and Carly says that Meg could be on Swan Island. Dallas soon is given the information. At home Paul comes face-to-face with James and immediately demand he tell him where Meg is. James denies having her. Meanwhile back on the beach, Meg can’t believe that Dusty is alive. Dusty tells her he had to fake his death in order to find Johnny. Dusty asks where he is and Meg says that James has them on the beach somewhere on the east coast. She soon begins working on the lock on the cage when James returns. Meg quickly tells James that she’s hungry after all and he leaves to get food. The minute he’s gone, Meg breaks the lock and gets Dusty out of the cage so they can find a way to escape.

      Pictured: Grayson McCouch courtesy CBS

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      Y&R PreVUE: Week of September 22 Edition

      Digging for dirt…
      Monday, September 22, 2008 10:30 AM | By Venus Stone

      ( — Michael gets more family and secrets continue to slowly be revealed…


      Jeff admits that he called the authorities to have River taken to jail. Victor collapses. Colleen continues to use sex as a way to hold on to Daniel. Jill gets the news that she’s been hoping for. Sharon and Phyllis have yet another confrontation. Billy Abbott makes himself at home again. Phyllis has some choice words about Sharon’s marriage to Jack.


      Michael finds out that he has more family in his life when River’s daughter comes to Genoa City. Daniel reveals to Jana that Amber’s boyfriend, Liam is really Billy Abbott. As Cane and Chloe share a very tender moment together, Billy makes plans to meet him. When news gets out to Chloe about the true conception of her baby, she demands her doctor keep the news buried. While in Mexico, Jack and Adam dig up whatever they can to find out what happened with Victor during his time there.

      Pictured: Christian Jules LeBlanc courtesy CBS

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      OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 22 Edition

      Monday, September 22, 2008 12:25 AM | By Scotty Gore

      ( — You can’t handle the truth, even though it will set you free.


      Brody loses touch with reality, Marty becomes a hopeless romantic, Blair uses her influence, Dorian doesn’t understand the word ‘no’, and Dallas inches closer to Clint.

      The Inside Story: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Lose

      Rex and Gigi enjoy the moment. Across town, Brody exposes his darker side. He takes off with Shane, promising to change his last name to Lovett. Brody tells Shane that Gigi wants Rex to be his daddy. Marcie comes to and alerts Gigi as to what has happened. Rex and Gigi learn that Brody is armed and dangerous. Bo joins the concerned parents in the search for Shane. Dancing around the truth, Brody tells Shane they are going to Llantano Mountain for a camping trip. Brody makes sure to bring his Navy SEAL survival gear. Meanwhile, Rex, Gigi, and Bo meet with Navy SEAL Wes Granger, who served with Brody. Brody starts to crack under pressure while teaching Shane to use a gun. Wes recounts a terrifying story. Bo gets a lead on Brody’s location. Brody flashes back to his combat days in Iraq, while becoming increasingly unstable.

      A Closer Look: Temper Tantrums Seldom Work

      Mary reminds Todd of how much she cares for him, and is excited at the prospect of having a baby in the house. Todd pulls back when things get hot and heavy with Marty. Starr’s principal demands she be home-schooled, which angers Blair. Cole and Markko support Starr. Blair throws her weight around in order to get what she wants. Starr and Cole bond, but remain at an impasse. Meanwhile, Dorian hits a roadblock when she attempts to speed up Langston’s adoption. Later, the judge renders a verdict between Dorian and Ray. Dorian’s tirade results in trouble. Starr, Markko, and Cole comfort Langston. Cole spots Clint with Ray. Dallas continues to be Clint’s cheerleader. Nora is none to pleased with Dallas’ new living arrangement.

      What to Watch

      • Tess stops Jared from uncovering the truth.
      • Tina apologizes to Natalie.
      • Tess tempts Jared to remain at Llanfair.
      • Charlie urges Michael to give Marcie a second chance.
      • Sarah and Layla comfort Carlotta.
      • The Vegas and loved ones pray for Cristian.
      • John gets flak from the Columbian prison warden.
      • Vanessa keeps her word.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF September 29, 2008

      • Monday: Brody’s actions result in tragedy; Clint’s plan is threatened; Michael and Marcie wish things were better.
      • Tuesday: Shane learns the truth; Dorian strengthens her resolve; Tess is a happy little camper.
      • Wednesday: Rex’s life hangs in the balance while loved ones pray; Tess wants Natalie to experience what she did.
      • Thursday: Rex is damned if he does, and damned if he doesn’t; Todd confronts Tess; John wonders if Marty is alive and living with Todd.

      • Friday: Adriana orders Gigi to keep her distance; Marty researches her past; Dorian tells Ray that she’s watching him.


      AMC PreVUE: Week of September 22 Edition

      Wednesday, September 17, 2008 5:05 PM | By Angela Rosa

      ( — The bold and the beautiful.


      Erica’s pull to Adam is electric as he holds her close during the raging storm but soon turns to push when Adam offers up an astute observation. Zach and Kendall face the problems in their marriage. Adam lays it on thick after JR and Babe announce their engagement. Frankie and Taylor’s night out with their old comrades ends with violence and an arrest. Adam finds himself inexplicably touched when Babe tells him just how much JR means to her. Angie begins to see Randi in a new light. Pete gives Colby a taste of his newfound confidence. On Wednesday, September 24, JR’s romantic proposal to Babe is cut short when he finds the ring missing from the box and Babe finds their son choking. Annie comes to Little A’s rescue. Jesse finally tells Angie the truth after Tad confronts him with his suspicions. Kendall admits to Zach that she’s been spending too much time meddling in other people’s lives. Taylor and Angie clash after mother Hubbard reacts to Frankie’s unpatriotic sentencing for his DUI arrest.

      A Closer Look: Tainted Love

      Aidan and Greenlee prepare to leave on their long overdue honeymoon but Babe’s well-intentioned gift could spell doom. Greenlee and Aidan enjoy a romantic evening that ends in love-making. The newlyweds night of bliss though soon comes to a screeching halt when, under the influence of the secret recipe Bella, Greenlee professes to her husband that she wants to have Ryan’s baby. Back home, Ryan relishes spending time with Emma while Annie forces a smile on at JR and Babe’s engagement party. Ryan remains melancholy over Greenlee. The honeymoon is over as Aidan struggles with Greenlee’s slip of the tongue and the missus realizes that her feelings for Ryan aren’t so cut and dry after all. Adam comes to Annie’s rescue when a furious Ryan confronts her with the gun he found in her and Emma’s room on Thursday, September 25. Annie shows up at the penthouse to reclaim Emma, with Jesse in tow. Ryan’s situation quickly deteriorates. Greenlee loses it with Annie and punches her.


      • Monday: Adam throws Annie to the wolves. Greenlee gives Ryan a shoulder to lean on. Jake wants to know what’s going on with Taylor.
      • Tuesday: Greenlee blames Kendall for pushing her towards Ryan. Opal senses that trouble is on the horizon. Jesse warns Aidan to stay out of his personal life.
      • Wednesday: Aidan learns Greenlee lied to him about being with Ryan. Adam and Erica prove to be worthy opponents. Frankie asks Randi to move in with him.
      • Thursday: Pete tells Adam what Erica is really up to. Annie unleashes her anger in Kendall’s direction. Greenlee doesn’t think she and Ryan can be friends after all.

      • Friday: Babe and JR begin to question Annie’s sanity. Opal has a dire warning for Erica and Krystal. Ryan and Greenlee can’t get their minds off one another.


      ‘AMC’s’ Fall Returns

      Wednesday, September 17, 2008 2:30 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

      ( — The healing touch.

      Vincent Irizarry returns to “All My Children,” as Dr. David Hayward, on October, 23, one week after a devastating tornado hits the little town that the troublemaking doctor left behind almost two years to the date. Could David’s return have something to do with an ominous warning Opal (Jill Larson) issues to both Krystal Carey (Bobbie Eakes), the mother of David’s only living child, and the doctor’s former lover, Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), in the coming weeks or will we learn that the doctor has been lurking in the shadows all along?

      Irizarry started his daytime career on CBS’s “Guiding Light” where he played the popular Lujack Luvonaczek. The Emmy-nominated actor joined the cast of ABC’s “AMC” in 1997 where he would play Dr. Hayward until he was given the pink slip in late 2006. CBS’s number one rated soap “The Young and the Restless” quickly picked up the talented actor for the role of David Chow. Irizarry played this incarnation of David from January 2007 until last August when the unpopular character was killed off.

      “AMC” head writer Charles Pratt reports that the evil wind that blows through Pine Valley will also pave the path for the return of “probably the most loved character of the last 10 years that’s been on “AMC,” and that’s Bianca.” Eden Riegel is returning to “AMC” as Bianca Montgomery, again. Riegel tells ABC Soaps In Depth that she’s “not just stopping in,” she’s back with a contract. Pratt hints to the magazine that Bianca’s return with coincide with her “ever-suffering family going through one mother of a rough patch;” though it likely won’t be the only tragedy striking the family following the disaster that hits Pine Valley next month, a cryptic Pratt hints of Bianca being there in the wake of an all new horribleness that befalls Zach and Kendall (Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew) that she’ll help heal.

      Pratt also reports that their will be three other surprise arrivals aside from Riegel’s – but points out that two of those arrivals will be directly connected to the character of Bianca’s return. Pratt previously reported to TV Guide that “a character from Erica Kane’s past returns to fundamentally change her life;” while that could mean anybody from her aforementioned daughter, Bianca, to Dr. Hayward, Soap Opera Network speculates that this may be one of those still to be announced surprise returns.

      In other “AMC” news, the role of Natalia has been cast. The character, likely one of those faces from Jesse’s past promised by Pratt in his fall previews, will start appearing regularly in early October. The character will indeed be circling the Hubbard family.

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

      • Eden Riegel
      • AMC
      • Vincent Irizarry


        ATWT PreVUE: Week of September 15 Edition

        A little one needs saving…
        Monday, September 15, 2008 12:50 PM | By Venus Stone

        ( — Lily and Holden’s world are turned upside down…


        Alison sees red when she witnesses Dani and Chris is a liplock. Bonnie and Vienna put aside their hatred to help each other stay alive. Meg slowly gets closer to what Paul is up to. Jack, after his talk with Carly, makes a serious decision about his life. Janet continues to push closer toward Jack but feels the burn when he rebuffs her. Paul gets to what he’s been looking for. Meg falls upon James who quickly gives her a choice.


        Holden and Lily are overcome with fear when they discover that Ethan has fallen into a deep hole. When Holden gets injured trying to save his son, the residents of Oakdale come together to do what they can to save the little boy. When Carly offers her support Lily immediately lashes out at the woman but soon accepts her kidness. Emma soon puts the blame on herself for troubles of her family. The truth comes to light about who dug the hole. Meanwhile, a nerve of jealousy hits Carly when she sees how the accident has drawn Holden and Lily closer together.

        Pictured: Jon Hensley courtesy CBS

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