Samantha Harris by Carol Kaelson/ABC
Dancing with the Stars
will guest-host ABC's
this Thursday and Friday, as the daytime talker scrambles to accommodate the fast-tracked maternity leave of Elisabeth Hasselbeck. (Following Tuesday's taping, Hasselbeck is rushing off to Arizona, where hubby Tim is tackling a brand-new NFL quarterbacking gig.)
As previously reported in the
Soaps News blog
One Life to Live
is Liz's first fill-in, on Wednesday.
Also, as part of its sweeps plan, starting Nov.1 and continuing each subsequent Thursday,
ers will be treated to a dance from couples voted off
. The month also will feature such guests as Jerry Seinfeld, Peter Krause, Keri Russell, David Spade, Teri Hatcher, Steve Martin, Jason Bateman, Jorja Fox and Marcia Cross.