Thursday, May 7, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 7, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Carly agrees that Patrick should operate on Michael immediately and Sonny and Jax support her decision. Matt tries to dissuade Patrick from performing the procedure but Patrick is determined to see that Michael wakes up. Patrick and his surgical team begin Michael’s surgery as Sonny, Carly, Claudia, Jax and Jason sit vigil.

Luke and Ethan get the results of their DNA test and learn whether or not they’re father and son. Luke suspects Tracy of being up to something.


Maxie puts her career in Spinelli’s hands when he insists he can ferret out the mole who’s been leaking confidential information at the magazine. Things heat up between Nikolas and Rebecca.

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



Thursday, May 7, 2009 11:54 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 11, 2009.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Powell and Rebecca make their next move. Langston defends her decision to Dorian. Cole is tempted to take a pill after encountering Matthew.
  • Tuesday: Bo and Clint go head to head over Nora. Jared panics when he learns Hope’s body is going to be exhumed. Lola’s subterfuge could result in disaster for Langston and Markko.
  • Wednesday: The Pussycat Dolls rock Llanview High’s prom with a performance of “Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny).” Natalie and Jared realize the truth about Chloe is bound to come out. Nora questions Clint’s motives.
  • Thursday: Todd, Blair, Marty and Tea are at Powell’s mercy. John is desperate to get to Marty. Langston and Markko anticipate their big night.
  • Friday: Powell torments Todd, Tea, Blair and Marty. Jessica remembers more about the night she gave birth. Jessica and Brody steal a few moments together unaware of a looming threat.

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



Thursday, May 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 11, 2009.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Michael is in dire straits. Spinelli promises Maxie he’ll come through for her. Luke is certain Tracy knows more than she’s saying.
  • Tuesday: Ric reminds Claudia that her fate rides on whether Michael lives or dies. Luke shares his suspicions about Tracy with Ethan. Maxie fears she’ll end up losing her job after all.
  • Wednesday: Patrick has distressing news for Carly. Luke and Ethan set out to rescue Holly. Spinelli uncovers the truth about Kate.
  • Thursday: Carly refuses to give up on Michael. Someone is keeping their eye on Luke, Ethan and Tracy. Ric backs Claudia into a corner.
  • Friday: Carly collapses in Jax’s arms. Jason confronts Claudia with the truth about Michaels’ shooting. Luke is surprised by a visit from Holly.

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



Thursday, May 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 11, 2009.

ALL MY CHILDREN: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Zach demands answers from David. Aidan gets more than he bargained for when he tries to help Annie. Erica confronts Gayle with her suspicions.
  • Tuesday: Krystal is forced to come clean with Marissa. Zach unleashes his wrath on Adam and JR. Adam tells David what Krystal’s been hiding.
  • Wednesday: Zach threatens to kill Adam if anything happens to Ian. David tries to reach out to Marissa. Annie grows more and more unhinged.
  • Thursday: Tad is certain Adam had something to do with Dixie’s murder. Zach and Kendall fear the worst for their son. Opal has an ominous warning for Ryan.
  • Friday: Adam’s enemies want him to pay for his sins. Angie and Jake work to save Ian’s life. Annie makes her move.

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



Wednesday, May 6, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Zach correctly points out that David is reluctant to test Scott’s experimental heart valve on Ian because he doesn’t want to do anything that could potentially help Adam and Chandler Enterprises. After learning the reason why David is refusing to operate on Ian, Erica demands that Adam do whatever it takes to change David’s mind. Adam meets with David, who ends up agreeing to perform the surgery. Zach and Kendall give David the go ahead to operate on their son.

Brot shares what he found out with Jesse, Angie, Randi and Taylor, telling them that Frankie’s hands were crushed when his unit was attacked. Frankie’s family struggles to be patient as they wait for more news.

Amanda plans on running away and leaves Jake a goodbye note. In the end, however, Amanda can’t bring herself to leave Jake and returns home. Jake tells Amanda that he loves her.

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



Wednesday, May 6, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Patrick feels certain that Michael needs to have surgery immediately if he’s ever going to have a chance of waking up but Dr. Hensen maintains that the operation can wait until after she returns from Europe. Jax sides with Dr. Hensen despite Patrick’s insistence that he knows what he’s doing. Carly returns home and Jason tells her the critical nature of Michael’s condition.

Luke, Ethan and Tracy await the results of the DNA test. Lucky becomes upset over the fact that Luke could turn out to be Ethan’s father.

Rebecca enlists Nikolas’ help in painting her room at Kelly’s and their mood turns playful. Rebecca gives Nikolas a massage after he strains his back helping her move furniture.

Spinelli accuses Maxie and Lulu of lying when they claim they need his help to solve a crisis at Crimson. Spinelli ends up taking on the case but crushes Maxie when he states he’s only doing so for Lulu’s sake.

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


 


Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 5, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Marissa abruptly moves out of Wildwind but leaves David the envelope containing the charred photo of her family Krystal tried to destroy. Krystal evades David’s questions and doesn’t confide her secret with him. Adam takes pleasure in torturing Krystal over her sordid secret and meets Marissa for the first time. Krystal warns Adam she’ll kill him if he ever breathes about what he knows about her and her connection to Marissa.

Joe tells Kendall and Zach that Ian will surely die if he doesn’t receive a new heart valve in the very near future. Zach and Kendall are faced with an impossible decision as either option they’re presented with doesn’t guarantee Ian’s life will be saved. JR is vastly opposed to Scott’s suggestion that they should test their new heart valve out on Ian. David tells Zach and Kendall that he could successfully perform the surgery using Scott’s experimental valve but doesn’t agree to do so.

Ryan holds his ground with Erica, flatly stating he and Kendall belong together.

Frankie’s family realize that his injuries are serious after getting word that he’s being airlifted to Germany for treatment. Brot calls in a favor and learns the true extent of Frankie’s injuries.

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



ABC Previews Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 4:06 AM ET | Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Yes, it was created as a day off to remember deceased friends and loved ones, or the official start of summer according to many, but Memorial Day is also a day where ABC Daytime gets to remember the good stuff they’ve aired in the recent past.

On Monday, May 25, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas like “All My Children,” “General Hospital” or “One Life to Live,” the network has opted to air repeat episodes of the soaps. These episodes are said to be defining moments in each soaps current storylines.

  • “All My Children” Episode #10086 (original air date 2/16/09) — Kendell loses control of the car while arguing with Zach, ending up on the wrong side of the road with Greenlee’s motorcycle coming right at them. Kendall and Zach are unhurt but Greenlee’s motorcycle has careened down into the ravine by the riverbank. Zach goes off to search for Greenlee but only finds her wedding veil and what’s left of her mangled bike. Zach tells Kendall he’s going to take the blame for the accident and claims that he was the one driving. Ryan soon arrives on the scene and begins a desperate search for Greenlee, diving into freezing waters. The rescue team soon arrives on the scene and begins their search but the situation is bleak. Kendall admits to Ryan that she and Zach were arguing in the car. Ryan stuns Kendall when he accuses Zach of having slept with Reese. Ryan attacks Zach, blaming him for running Greenlee off the road. Meanwhile, Bianca and Reese are married in a heartfelt ceremony. The festivities back at the end come to a halt when Zach and Kendall return and inform everyone of the accident. Kendall seethes as she glares at Reese and then collapses after clutching her chest. A lucid Annie tells Aidan she realizes she’s lost Ryan but says that he was never hers to begin with. Aidan convinces Annie that she needs to go back to Oak Haven to get well. Annie is grateful to have Aidan on her side. Annie looks in on Emma, vowing to get well for her little girl. JR notices that Amanda seems jumpy in front of Frankie, Jake and Randi whenever he’s around.
  • “One Life to Live” Episode #10387 ‘Mother Courage’ (original air date 3/9/09) — Cole, driving under the influence with Matthew, causes a horrific crash with Gigi and Shane’s car. After hearing the sound of the crash, John and Marty go to investigate and immediately jump into action when they arrive on the scene. While John frees Gigi and Shane, Marty summons near superhuman strength to rescue Cole, who’s been trapped under the overturned car. No one, however, is aware that Matthew had been thrown from the car. At the hospital, Cole nearly overdoses from the pills he took. Bo is alarmed when he finds Matthew’s hat at the crash site. Meanwhile, Blair is in critical condition at the hospital and is taken in for surgery. Dorian points a guilty finger at Todd, who swears to Talia that he didn’t attack Blair. Starr tries to make Schuyler see her as more than just a student but he explains that he can never do that. Schuyler tells Starr that he’s been suspended from teaching indefinitely and that they can no longer spend time together. After drugging his drink, Stacy puts the moves on a disoriented Rex. Gigi tries to call Rex to tell him about the accident but Stacy makes sure he doesn’t get the calls.
  • “General Hospital” Episode #11529 (original air date 4/7/08) — News of Michael’s shooting quickly spreads as he’s rushed to the hospital. At the hospital, Jason urges Carly to pull herself together and stay strong for Michael. Patrick informs Carly and Sonny that Michael is in critical condition with a bullet lodged in his head and will need surgery. Patrick refuses to allow Robin to assist him in the operating room as she’s too emotionally tied to Michael. Sonny takes his misplaced anger out on Jason. Carly accuses Sonny of being the one who didn’t protect their son. Lulu and Johnny make love but then head to the hospital after Spinelli informs them about Michael. Lucky tells Alexis that it appears as though Michael was hit by a ricochet bullet that was probably meant for Sonny. Jerry confronts Ian and threatens to kill him. Johnny and Claudia are horrified by what they’ve done.

Original episodes of your favorite ABC soaps return Tuesday, May 26.

“All My Children,” “General Hospital,” and “One Life to Live” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


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    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 5, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Claudia reluctantly accepts help from Ric and allows him to take her to the hospital when she keels over with abdominal pains. Claudia fears she’s losing the baby. Sonny opens up to Olivia about his complicated relationship with Claudia. Sonny heads to the hospital after being informed that Claudia has been admitted and both are relieved to learn nothing is wrong with the baby. Ric witnesses Sonny and Claudia sharing a close moment.

    Elizabeth and Lucky both take responsibility for their past problems as they decide to make another go at it.

    Rebecca pulls back from sleeping with Nikolas, leaving him extremely frustrated. With the launch temporarily out of commission, Rebecca is forced to spend the night at Wyndemere. Nikolas is thrown by the sight of Rebecca in one of Emily’s nightgowns. Nikolas has a nightmare about Emily’s death and awakens to find a comforting Rebecca by his side. Luke hopes Ethan turns out to be his son but Ethan doesn’t seem to feel the same way. Tracy remains convinced Ethan is pulling a con on Luke.

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



    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:50 AM ET | Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The Walt Disney Corporation, the parent company of the ABC Television Network, has joined forces with NBC Universal, News Corporation, and Providence Equity Partners to become joint owners of the popular video content website ‘Hulu.’ The deal, which is currently in the process of being finalized, will add significantly to the programming schedule of the Internet’s third largest video streaming website.

    The venture opens up the vast Disney vault of primetime series and feature films. Included in the list are full episodes of “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Private Practice,” “Ugly Betty,” “Scrubs,” “Greek,” “Hope and Faith,” “Less Than Perfect,” “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” “Samantha Who?,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Commander in Chief,” “General Hospital,” “The View” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” which are all expected to soon be streamed on Hulu on an ad-supported basis. Additionally, selected full length Disney Studios feature films will also be streamed through Hulu, as well short form content including webisodes, sneak peaks, and episode recaps from the ABC Network, ABC Family, and SOAPnet. The Disney Channel programming is expected to from a new DISNEY location in the channel section of the Hulu webiste.

    According to Disney President and CEO Robert Iger, “From our landmark iTunes deal to our pioneering decision to stream ad supported shows on our ABC.com player, Disney has sought to meet the constantly evolving viewing habits of our consumers, and today’s Hulu announcement is the next important step in that ongoing journey. Disney and Hulu share a focus on delivering the highest-quality entertainment experience and we look forward to working with Hulu to build value for our consumers, our brands and our shareholders.”

    “We’re honored to welcome the Disney team in our mission to help people find and enjoy the world’s premium content, when, where and how they want it,” said Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu, in a press release. “With the addition of shows like ‘Lost,’ ‘Desperate Housewives,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and many more to Hulu, we continue to aspire to deliver a service that users, advertisers and content owners unabashedly love.”

    “Hulu, quite simply, now has the best premium content on the web,” said Peter Chernin, president and COO, News Corporation. “With three major networks and over 150 leading content providers providing content, combined with the best video user interface anywhere on the web, Hulu offers consumers the finest premium online video experience available today.”

    Jeff Zucker, president and CEO of NBC Universal states that “Hulu has shown that if you make quality content available on the web and combine it with an unbeatable user experience, viewers will come, and so will advertisers. The addition of some of the best content Disney/ABC has to offer will only enhance Hulu’s standing as a top site for high quality video entertainment.”

    And Jonathan M. Nelson, CEO of Providence, said “Hulu is creating significant value for users, advertisers and content owners. This balance, together with aggregated professional content and an expanding base of over 200 brand advertisers, is establishing Hulu as a compelling online video monetization platform. Hulu is a bright spot in the new media landscape.”

    The announcement came has a serious blow to widely popular video sharing website YouTube, which had hoped to forge an alliance with Disney and ABC to bring their vast video library to its site. The deal breaker appears to be YouTube’s difficulty is attracting advertisers, although they have experienced limited success through deals with Sony and even Disney-ABC (to run short-form programming such as webisodes).

    “This is a major win for Hulu, because the YouTube deal happened a few weeks ago and this brings Hulu to parity if not better,” said Will Richmond, analyst with VideoNuze.com in an interview with TV Week. “This continues to suggest there is a real battle for aggregator supremacy between Hulu and YouTube, and even though YouTube is many times the size in terms of traffic, Hulu has made a lot of progress in a short amount of time.”

    The Disney-Hulu tie-up also leaves CBS in the dark. Earlier this year, Hulu pulled its programming from CBS-owned TV.com, which also carries full-length episodes of TV shows. CBS issued this statement on the Disney-Hulu deal: “CBS has long employed open, non-exclusive content partnerships that allow fans across the Internet to engage with our programming in such a way that we control our distribution, sales and profit. We continue to discuss similar arrangements with additional partners as we grow our online audience based on the strength of our content and the passion of the communities it creates. The company also believes that controlling our own rights for that content—in all media—preserves its value in a multiplatform business system.”

    The Hulu deal, which is undergoing standard government review, will provide Disney with three seats on the site’s board of directors that will be held by Mr. Iger; Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group; and Kevin Mayer, executive vice president, Corporate Strategy, Business Development & Technology. All other current directors from News Corp, NBC Universal and Providence will remain on the Hulu board. The Walt Disney Corporation is an equity partner in the deal.

    Hulu.com was founded in March 2007 and is operated independently by a dedicated management team with offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and Beijing. Hulu’s selection of premium programming is provided by nearly 150 leading content companies, including FOX, NBC Universal, Comedy Central, Lionsgate, MGM, MTV Networks, National Geographic, Paramount, PBS, Sony Pictures Television, and Warner Bros. Television Group.


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