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

One Life to Live

She’s Back! Tess Lives On


( — Even though Jessica Brennan (Bree Williamson) appears to be fully integrated, that doesn’t mean the end of the line for her infamous alter ego Tess. As we previously reported, fans can expect yet another visit from Llanview’s least favorite alternate personality soon. However, it may not be in quite the way you think.

With an increasingly unsympathetic Jessica maintaining control, Ford (David A. Gregory) is at his wit’s end over the loss of his beloved Tess. However, just as he is about to give up on ever getting her back on Wednesday, September 7, he conjures up a vision of Tess who urges not to give up on their love and chastises him for not fighting for her hard enough.

But will he open up to Jessica or will someone from the past interfere with his plans?  Tune in to find out. Though be forewarned, Gregory has listed his September airdates as only the 6, 7, 21, and 27.

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Last Friday, I had stated on my personal Twitter account that I had been hearing reports that “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” might be heading to Bravo as a part of a cable deal with Prospect Park, which is reportedly looking for a cable network to supplement costs for its online network debuting in January 2012. Although it’s taken longer than expected to get an official response from Bravo, a spokesperson has stated that “these are all just rumors.”

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If you happened to be tuning into “One Life to Live” or “General Hospital” today and you lived in New York City or its surrounding areas, you may have noticed no shows! That’s because both shows were preempted by WABC, the nations most watched station and ABC’s flagship station in New York. If you don’t have SOAPnet or access to the Full Episode Player (if you are reading this you should), then you are out of luck when it comes to viewing today’s episodes.

According to a station representative, due to coverage of Hurricane Irene, all ABC broadcasts will be preempted so the station can bring viewers wall to wall coverage of the upcoming hurricane scheduled to hit the New York/New Jersey coast by 9:00 PM Saturday evening. The station will not resume broadcasting ABC programming until an unspecified time tomorrow or until time warrants.

Today’s interruption for “One Life to Live” in particular is just the latest in a series of interruptions/preemptions that have occurred this week alone and will likely impact the series greatly when Nielsen Media Research releases ratings data covering the week of August 22-26, 2011 next week.

If you do have SOAPnet and/or access to the Full Episode Player, “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital” will be available in their entirety as scheduled.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 29 Edition

( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of August 29, 2011.


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Natalie and Jessica remain at odds. Natalie decides on a new living arrangement. Starr lets James listen to the demo tape of her and Baz singing, and later the pair share an intimate moment with one another. Bo tells Nora he would love to raise their grandchild. On Wednesday, August 31, Dani and the Evans family wait for Bo and Nora to leave the diner. Nora’s suggestion makes matters worse. Phylicia tells the Buchanans that they’ll be hearing from her attorney. Cutter inches closer to Aubrey and has an unexpected visitor on Friday, September 2. Rama gives Cristian some food for thought. Clint urges Jessica to move with her life. And later, Cristian stops by to see Jessica.

The Inside Story: Screaming Bloody Murder
Todd is armed and dangerous. Jack tries to make peace with Shane on Monday, August 29, but refuses to open up to Blair. Téa ignores Blair’s phone call, and makes plans to meet up with Victor. The Manning brothers remain at odds. Irene wants to make a deal with Victor. Brody contemplates his next move. On Tuesday, August 30, Victor brushes off both Jack and Blair’s warnings about Todd. Blair contacts Brody. Tomas wants Victor away from his loved ones. By Wednesday, August 31, the LPD investigates a shooting at Victor’s home. Jack turns up missing. Starr learns Todd has Blair’s gun. Brody acts suspicious, and has a run-in with Blanca. Brody and John cross paths. By Friday, September 2, news of the shooting spreads throughout Llanview. Viki has a few questions for Todd. And John is visited by one of the suspects in the case.

A Closer Look: Whodunit?
Victor makes a decision about Liam. Jessica is curious about what Kim is up to. Bo finally agrees to allow Gigi’s grave to be exhumed on Monday, August 29. Shane is shocked by what he sees. Rex gets a gun. Shane asks Brody for his help in settling the score with Victor and Jack. Kim visits Gigi’s grave site. Rex returns home to find Shane waiting for him on Thursday, September 1. Shane is surprised by Rex’s appearance, and father and son make excuses to one another. Both are startled when Blanca reports the shooting at Victor’s ho on live television. Meanwhile, Baz encounters a suspicious acting Tomas at the diner, and his put off by his explanation. Rex tells Natalie about digging up Gigi’s grave on Friday, September 2, but can’t seem to let go of the past. And back in Kentucky, Kim pays another visit to her comatose friend, and makes a surprising discovery.


  • Cutter’s past comes to light, and a huge secret is revealed.
  • Clint decides to help Kim in her time of need.
  • Shaun has something important to share with John.
  • Cristian and Jessica lock lips.
  • Erin Torpey returns to change someone’s life.

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( — If you are like most “One Life to Live” fans on the east coast, you are probably wondering what scenes you missed during the six minute “technical glitch” which caused scenes from the previous day’s episode of the soap to be aired nearly mid-day through Thursday’s episode. In case you missed the corrected airing of the episode with the missing scenes in tact on  either SOAPnet and, Soap Opera Network is ready to show you what you missed.

The issue had been rectified in time for the Mountain and Pacific time zone broadcasts (Central time zone feeds off of the east coast feed directly) and the original episode aired as it was originally intended on SOAPnet and

So,whether it be Dorian’s farewell scenes with Viki, John and Natalie remembering the past, Clint and Kim getting caught up on recent events, or Brody asking Victor if he will keep his secret about Liam’s true paternity, you can see the “lost” scenes below:

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( — It is full steam ahead behind-the-scenes of “One Life to Live” this week as the show works overtime to film their necessary quota of episodes before taking some time off before wrapping production on the shows TV run later this fall.

Beginning Monday, August 27, the “One Life to Live” studios will go dark for about two weeks before taping is scheduled to resume for the final stretch of the drama series’ run on ABC. The show will tape its final ABC episode in November before resuming production under Prospect Park and its online distribution outlet, for which episodes are slated to air shortly after the broadcast television series finale airs in January on ABC.

On Monday, Kassie DePavia (Blair) confirmed the fast-paced production schedule, tweeting that cast and crew were “Super busy at ‘OLTL.’ Shooting 9 shows this week. Hope everyone is enjoying the show.” Similar sentiments were echoed by Julia Davis, who does make-up for the soap and runs her own company called Julia Jovone Beauty, who tweeted that “Wow! Not tonight… Can’t believe they just extended our out time on set : ( # canceling dinner plans,” and later “Home from a long day on set. Very Grateful for all of my blessings. Time to bring this day to an end. : ).” And again today with “Morning Morning! Early start on set in Lllanview… In need of my morning Smoothie,” and “So prepared to bring this long day on set to a close. Grateful for my grind but exhausted out of my mind : ” And she throws in a little teaser for fans, saying “Ok time to break out my bruise kit on set!”

Cast and crew of “General Hospital,” which has also adopted some of “OLTL’s” cost-saving techniques, returned from a three week break in taping in July, and is currently on another one. So far this year, the soap has taken more than 15 weeks off from production. “All My Children,” which is scheduled to tape the final episode of its TV run next week, took a three week hiatus earlier this summer.

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( — If you happened to be watching the east coast feed of “One Life to Live” today, you may have felt you were in a time warp and it was Wednesday, August 24, 2011 all over again after nearly thirty minutes into the broadcast. Turns out you weren’t in a different dimension or anything more soapy, but you were witnessing a “technical glitch,” an ABC rep confirms to Soap Opera Network.

Today’s east coast glitch, which found a segment that originally aired during the soaps August 24 broadcast taking the place of another previously scheduled segment, had been rectified in time for the mountain and pacific time zone broadcasts (central time zone feeds off of the east coast feed directly) and the original episode will air as it was originally intended on SOAPnet and

This marks yet another occasion where the east coast feed of the soap had been interrupted this week alone. On Tuesday, August 23, an earthquake rocked the east just before the program began and caused local news to interrupt that days broadcast for all or part of the show. The episode aired in its entirety later that evening on SOAPnet and upon availability on

OLTL Recap: Thursday, August 25, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 25, 2011.


Brody makes a threat to keep his secret safe.

Natalie returns the blank tape to John, who was affected by Kelly’s urging him to move forward with Natalie and asks about her meeting with Delphina. Natalie tells him about the psychic’s claim that Todd knows what was on the tape.

Viki and Dorian reflect on their history and get locked together one last time. David, after a bittersweet farewell to his Pa, rescues them. Dorian and Viki say goodbye to each other.

Clint’s shocked to see Kim. Before she can tell him why she’s here, Natalie tosses her out.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Todd and Victor have a huge fight.
  • Kim visits Gigi’s gravesite.
  • Rex isn’t sure what to believe.

Soap Opera Network

As Soap Opera Network recently reported, SOAPnet will be saying a special goodbye to the41- year network run of “All My Children” on the weekend before the daytime drama’s last episode is scheduled to air (Friday, September 23). Today, SOAPnet released the episodes they will use for the 2-day marathon.

The “I Love Lucci” marathon airs on Saturday, September 17. The following is a list of the episodes scheduled to air:

7:00 PM EST: Tom furiously ends his marriage to Erica when he discovers she’s secretly been taking birth control pill. Langley tries to convince Myrtle they’ve never met before. (OAD: November 27, 1979)

8:00 PM EST: Erica gives a shocking speech when she accepts the “Media Woman of the Year” award while high on pills. Kelsey thinks she’s going into labor after Lamaze class with Edmund. Janet panics when she learns Amanda has pneumonia. (OAD: January 19, 1996)


OLTL Alerts: Week of August 29 Edition

( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 29, 2011.

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  • Monday: Blair tries to get Jack to confide in her. Téa receives a phone call from Victor. Natalie and Jessica remain at odds.
  • Tuesday: Tomas wants his family away from Victor. One Llanview resident is shot in cold blood. Nora asks Bo his opinion of the two of them raising their grandchild.
  • Wednesday: Téa makes a horrifying discovery. Blair goes into panic mode upon realizing Jack is missing. Phylicia tells Bo and Nora to talk to her lawyer.
  • Thursday: Several people appear guilty of murder, but which one actually pulled the trigger? Rex and Shane are less than honest with one another. Blanca breaks the news about the shooting on TV.
  • Friday: Kim is surprised by what she learns. Cutter has a surprise visitor. Viki confronts Todd over her suspicions.

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