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

 
Monday, August 18, 2008 6:45 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A not so beautiful mind.

THIS WEEK ON: BOLD & BEATIFUL

Ridge tries to convince his family to go along with his recent change of heart. An angry Stephanie confronts Donna and demands answers about Eric’s heart attack. Taylor and Rick make love on Monday, August 18.

The Inside Story: Marcus vs. Owen

Marcus becomes increasingly agitated by Owen’s presence in the lives of his family and friends, which leads him to his own theories as to what has caused Eric’s illness. Owen is thrown, literally, when Marcus defends his mother’s honor. Meanwhile, Marcus is able to convince Bridget into running tests on Eric to prove his theory. When the results are in everyone is shocked and accusations fly. The investigation begins when Charlie and Lt. Baker arrive at Forrester mansion to follow new leads.

What To Watch

  • An arrest is made.

“The Bold and the Beautiful” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.



 


Premiered: June 13, 2008

Synopsis: Go behind the scenes with, and into the life of, “General Hospital” star Bradford Anderson in Episode Two of the SOAPnet original web series.


  • General Hospital
  • Bradford Anderson
  • Camera Ready

     


    Premiered: May 19, 2008

    Synopsis: Go behind the scenes with and into the life of “General Hospital” star Bradford Anderson in Episode One of the SOAPnet original web series.


    • General Hospital
    • Bradford Anderson
    • Camera Ready

       

      Monday, August 18, 2008 5:10 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


      Who: Jason Gerhardt (ex-Cooper Barrett, “General Hospital”)

      What: Jason Gerhardt Live Chat with Fans

      When: Saturday, August 23 at 11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM EST

      Where: http://forums.jasongerhardtfan.net/index.php

      Info: Jason Gerhardt discusses what he’s been up to and reminisces over his “General Hospital Fan Club Weekend” event at the Sportmen’s Lodge in Studio City last month.


       

      Monday, August 18, 2008 5:00 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Days of our Lives” producer fired after battle with head writer escalates. “One Life to Live” veteran takes over.

      According to published reports, “Days of our Lives” executive producer Ed Scott has received the boot from the NBC Daytime drama series after his reported battle with the soaps Head Writer, Dena Higley, escalated to new heights. Former “One Life to Live” executive producer and sometime writer Gary Tomlin will take over EP duties at “DAYS” effective immediately.

      Prior to his work on “DAYS,” Scott served as Executive Producer at CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” where he worked from 1984-2001. He returned to the soap in 2004 as its Supervising Producer until his departure in June 2007, just before joining “Days of our Lives” in August 2007 as co-Executive Producer alongside show owner Ken Corday.

      As Executive Producer of “One Life to Live,” Gary Tomlin is credited with providing the ABC soap with its only Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in the shows forty-year history. He served in this capacity from January 2001 through August 2003. He was succeeded by current “OLTL” EP Frank Valentini. During the recent Writer’s Guild of America writer’s strike, Tomlin served as “One Life’s” Head Writer.

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


      • The Young and the Restless
      • Days of our Lives
      • Ed Scott
      • Gary Tomlin

         

        OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 18 Edition

        Sunday, August 17, 2008 11:07 PM | By Scotty Gore


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Secrets, blackmail, and lies dominate Llanview.

        THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

        Marcie and Michael’s marriage comes to an end, Tess grows annoyed with Tina’s increasing curiosity, Clint sets his sights on Langston as he works to retake BE and has an offer Jared can’t refuse, Antonio attempts to save his damsel in distress, and Nora’s comments prompt the teens to contemplate their future.

        The Inside Story: Their Love Began Before They Were Born

        As Rex begins to accept the fact that he may be stuck in the past and about to ship out to Vietnam, he becomes cozy with Emma. It is her resemblance to Gigi that results in the pair making love. Meanwhile, Gigi arrives in 1968 and quickly heads for the Buchanan Ranch. Upon her arrival, however, Gigi is disgusted that Rex would sleep with another woman after all she did to find him. She tears into him about how she allowed herself to get struck by lightning and traveled back in time 40 years just to be with him. Rex attempts to cover his actions by proclaiming that he only slept with Emma Bradley because she reminded him of his long lost Gigi. Later, once cooler heads have prevailed, Gigi and Rex come to terms with their predicament. Around the same time, Rex confesses to Gigi that he loves her. Afraid that they will be stuck in the past until 1988, Rex says good-bye to Gigi at the bus station as he prepares to ship out for Vietnam. Their tender moment is cut short however when a man resembling Brody impulsively kisses Gigi. Back in the present, Delphina has unwelcome news for Brody concerning Gigi. As a result, Brody begins to contemplate Shane’s future if Gigi fails to return to him, and prepares to use the toothbrush containing Rex’s DNA sample to his advantage. Brody calms Shane’s nerves when the boy has a nightmare about the navy seal not being his real father, and promises that no one can separate them. Bo has one last confrontation with Asa’s ghost, and is finally able to put his daddy issues to rest. Finally, Bo suffers an extreme case of déjà vu upon returning home.

        A Closer Look: Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave

        Todd comforts Marty when she has a nightmare about being raped. The details of her dream leave Todd feeling squeamish. Rattled by the nightmare, Marty persuades Todd to spend the night in her room. Meanwhile, John and Blair continue their little tryst and then drift off into slumber. As John sleeps, he dreams of Marty. To complicate matters, Marty dreams of John. In his dream, John is visited by Marty, who questions his motives for getting mixed up with Blair. As for Marty, while Todd sleeps on top of the covers beside her, she blames John for hurting her (thanks to Todd’s twisted history lesson). Todd feels uncomfortable, to say the least, after waking up in Marty’s bed. His feeling of awkwardness in intensified when Marty informs him of her dream about John. To lighten the mood, Todd presents Marty with a copy of The Sun, with a front-page headline linking John to Ramsey’s death. Armed with information from his P.I., Todd heads out to pay Starr’s doctor a visit. At the same time, Starr, Blair, and Marcie see a sonogram of the baby. Cole and Starr bump into each other at the country club. Todd blackmails Starr’s obstetrician into doing his bidding. Blair tries to keep her concerns about Marcie adopting the baby to herself. Marcie offers Starr and Blair a place in the baby’s life. Blair comes to terms with why Starr chose Marcie to adopt her baby. The students of Llanview High learn of Starr’s “delicate” condition. And, like a bad penny, Commissioner John McBain again finds his way to Todd’s doorstep, much to Mr. Manning’s dismay.

        What to Watch

        • Todd deduces that Jessica isn’t acting in character.
        • Marcie and Michael make love one last time.
        • Tess takes subtle jabs at Natalie.
        • Tina takes an interest in the basement construction at Llanfair
        • Clint receives information about Langston from his detective, as he works to regain BE from Dorian.
        • Cole, Langston, and Markko consider their futures when Nora brings up the subject of college.
        • Tina provides Antonio with valuable information.
        • Sarah and Cristian join Antonio as he heads for Mendorra to rescue Talia.
        • Clint gives Jared the opportunity to redeem himself by helping get revenge on Dorian.
        • Clint wants to hit Dorian where it hurts by taking away what she loves the most.

        SON ALERTS: WEEK OF August 25, 2008

        • Monday: Tess and Todd form an unholy alliance; Gigi makes a confession to Rex; Dallas confirms Nora’s worst fears.
        • Tuesday: Rex and Gigi learn that the truth will set you free; Tess learns whom Todd has been hiding; John and Blair are determined to learn the identity of Todd’s ‘mystery woman.’
        • Wednesday: Brody’s lies bring him closer to Shane; Antonio, Cristian, Sarah, and Talia publicly humiliate Carlo and Jonas; Bo visits Lindsay in prison; Todd and Tina share an awkward reunion.
        • Thursday: Tess threatens Todd to mind his own business; Delphina has surprising news for Langston; Jared and Natalie suggest to Carlotta that Charlie could rebuild the diner.

        • Friday: Todd tells Marty the biggest lie yet; Tess works to cover her tracks after too many people spot Leo at Llanfair; Langston begins looking into her ancestry; Blair and Todd face off at Sam’s custody hearing.


         

        AMC PreVUE: Week of August 18 Edition

        Wednesday, August 13, 2008 5:07 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Secrets and plots.

        THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

        Adam squabbles with Pete and Palmer when he and Colby run into them at the Valley Inn. Jack’s date with Carmen becomes even more muddled after Aidan, Greenlee, Kendall and Zach arrive at Confusion for an impromptu wedding reception. Jack tells a stunned Carmen that he wants them to go out on a real date. Amanda finds another medical issue for her favorite doctor to tend to. Kathy wants to shut everyone out except for Tad. Kathy’s aggression towards Krystal appears to simmer down after a talk with JR. Jesse and Angie are wise to Cassandra’s ploy. Frankie sets the record straight about Taylor with Randi. Jake moves out of Greenlee’s place. Cassandra tells Dre that she’s moving back to Paris. Erica plants seeds of doubt in Carmen’s mind about Jack’s motives for asking her out. Amanda rises to Jake’s challenge and meets him at ConFusion in a pirate costume on Thursday, August 21. Taylor jumps to the wrong conclusion after overhearing Jake joking with Aidan. Kendall and Greenlee agree that Randi would make the perfect model for Fusion, but the former prostitute privately reminds Amanda of why that’s not the best idea. Amanda and Jake enjoy their date.

        A Closer Look: Is Annie’s Game Over?

        Ryan can’t hide his love for Greenlee and his wife takes notice. Once back home with Ryan, Annie rails against Kendall and Greenlee and attempts to convince her husband that they need to leave Pine Valley. Ryan tries to convince himself that he and Annie can be happy again but his doubts continue to grow. Annie accuses Kendall of always trying to undermine her. Zach tries to calm Annie, while Ryan attempts the same with Kendall. Kendall tells Ryan that she does not want Spike to ever be left alone with Annie. Annie tries Ryan’s patience. Annie later gets into another confrontation with Kendall and Greenlee and quits her job at Fusion. Kendall can’t shake her feeling about Annie. Kendall discovers what the hidden key is for. Kendall and Greenlee are shocked by what they discover in Annie’s post office box on Friday, August 22.

        The Inside Story: Dirty Business

        On Tuesday, August 19, oblivious to the fact that Adam has plans for Fusion that don’t include him or Babe, JR informs his father that they need to let Babe in on their plot to take over Fusion for her. Meanwhile back at Fusion, Babe and Amanda’s righteous indignation flares up when Kendall and Greenlee fail to conjure up an adequate response to all the hard work they’ve done. Adam continues to plot to steal Fusion for himself behind JR’s back. Krystal states her reservations when she learns of JR’s plans. Adam gets an idea on how to accomplish his goal when Carmen has an allergic reaction to his after-shave. Babe, meanwhile, informs JR that she’s onboard with his plan to take over Fusion but they’re doing it her way. Annie, who continues to be prodded on by visions of Richie, pays Adam a visit after overhearing JR on the phone.

        All My Children News and Headlines

        • For the latest “All My Children” casting news: (Click Here).

        SON ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 25, 2008

        • Monday: Kendall reveals Ryan’s secret to Greenlee. Erica is shocked when she sees Carmen kiss Jack. Kendall and Greenlee have disturbing news for Ryan.
        • Tuesday: Ryan wonders how many other secrets Annie has been keeping from him. Greenlee assures Kendall that she’s happy with Aidan. Jack tells Erica not to drag Carmen into her petty game playing.
        • Wednesday: Kendall and Greenlee clash with Babe and Amanda. Zach gives Ryan advice about how to deal with Annie. Angie tries to question Jesse about what happened when he was “dead.”
        • Thursday: Greenlee questions Ryan about his feelings for her. Adam and Pete agree to do each others dirty work. Zach wants Kendall to focus on him and their family.

        • Friday: Ryan admits to Annie that he loves Greenlee. Amanda plans to keep a close eye on her competition for Jake. Erica gets quite a surprise when she drops in on Jack.


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        Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:00 PM EST | By Errol Lewis


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Genie Francis returns to Port Charles earlier than expected.

        Soap Opera Network has learned that actress Genie Francis will return to the role of Laura Spencer on ABC Daytime’s “General Hospital” beginning Monday, August 25. Previously it was reported the actress would return on Tuesday, August 26 (see story).

        Laura’s return coincides with daughter Lulu’s (Julie Berman) path to destruction after accidentally killing Logan Hayes (Josh Duhon) in early July. Lulu has been having hallucinations of Logan, which is leading her to a near breakdown.

        “GH” began using a body double for Laura on Tuesday, August 5, but when Francis marks her return on the 25th, look for many shocking twists and turns that not even poor Lulu can believe.

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


        • General Hospital
        • Genie Francis

           

          Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:35 PM EST | By Errol Lewis


          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital’s” Finola Hughes is transferring over to the “Night Shift.”

          Beginning Tuesday, September 30, “General Hospital” star Finola Hughes will be taking beloved super-agent Anna Devane to the SOAPnet Original Series “General Hospital: Night Shift” for the shows final three episodes of its second season. We are told that Anna will be dealing heavily with ex-husband Robert Scorpio’s (Tristan Rogers) medical diagnosis and daughter Robin’s (Kimberly McCullough) pregnancy.

          Hughes is currently involved in a romantic storyline with Rick Springfield, who portrays both Eli Love and Dr. Noah Drake on the ABC Daytime drama “General Hospital.” He portrays the father of Jason Thompson’s character, Patrick Drake, who is the father of Robin’s baby.

          “General Hospital: Night Shift” airs Tuesdays on SOAPnet. Mondays on DirecTV’s the 101. Check local listings.


          • General Hospital
          • Jason Thompson
          • Kimberly McCullough
          • General Hospital: Night Shift
          • Finola Hughes
          • Tristan Rogers

             

            Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:51 PM EST


            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The fourth installment of Restless Style magazine captures the essence and true beauty of Jessica White as she graces the cover of this issue!

            White, the latest Maybelline spokesmodel on contract, will be appearing as herself on the #1 daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” tomorrow, Wednesday, August 13.

            In 2007, Tyra Banks dubbed White as “the model of her generation” during a segment on her talk-show “The Tyra Banks Show.”

            To get a closer look of the new cover, additional photos and behind-the-scenes footage, make sure to check out RestlessStyle.com next week! Also available on RestlessStyle.com is a new column catering to “Conscious Consumers” for those restless shoppers who want to do good, while looking good. Don’t hesitate to check out George Kotsiopoulos and his “Custom to a T: By George” column for the latest fashion tips by the style guru himself.

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


            • The Young and the Restless
            • Jessica White

               






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