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

 

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“General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 20, 2012.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS

Monday, August 20: Lulu and Dante meet with her doctor. Jason wants Spinelli to get information on Ewen. Trey gets an unexpected visitor.

Tuesday, August 21: Todd offers Carly his support. Kate and Sunny share some romance. Starr is troubled by Trey’s confession.

Wednesday, August 22: Kristina makes a major decision. Kate has a flash of memory of Connie. Luke meets Todd.

Thursday, August 23: Josslyn gets a surprise visitor. Will Ewen be able to protect Elizabeth? Joe Jr. charms Tracy.

Friday, August 24: Is Anna close to locating Robin? Johnny is surprised to learn of someones return to Port Charles.



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Bell-Phillip Television Productions

Bell-Phillip Television Productions

If you’re a current owner of the Roku set-top box that enables you to stream video content from numerous providers such as Hulu, Netflix, HBOGO, Showtime, and others, you probably already noticed that CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” has been providing its content in three distinct collections (“Most Shocking Moments,” “Catfights and Brawls,” and “Ridge & Brooke & Taylor”). For the rest of us without Roku, this might be the incenstive we needed to make our very first purchase.

The free “B&B” application, developed by adRise, enables users to watch 75 episodes of the drama series by simply installing it on their Roku set-top box.

“Viewers have responded enthusiastically, saying they hope to see more,” said Thomas Ahn Hicks, the adRise Executive in charge of Business Development, in a statement. “Our initial data indicates there is a passionate viewing audience for ‘The Bold and the Beautiful.’ Viewers typically watch all of the episodes once they have viewed a few of them.”

While currently only available on Roku devices, adRise plans to launch their suite of apps, which includes apps for Starz and Warner Bros. Flixster, on other platforms such as gaming consoles, iPads and Android devices sometime later this year.

To purchase your Roku set-top box, click here.

For a look at the “B&B” app in action, see the video clip below.





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While “The Bold and the Beautiful” canceled its casting call last week following news of Ronn Moss‘ (soon-to-be ex-Ridge Forrester) departure, sister soap “The Young and the Restless” has announced its plans to cast the contract role of an African American male.

According to Soap Opera Digest, “Y&R” is seeking to cast the face of Tyler Douglas, who is currently in his late 20s or early 30s, and was orphaned at age 16. Douglas got himself through college and now holds an MBA. The character is “driven to succeed. Smart, energetic. Well-read. Smoothly sexy and confident, with a witty, sometimes cynical sense of humor.”

This marks the first role being cast under new executive producer Jill Farren Phelps and head writer Josh Griffith. No word on when the show expects to cast the role nor when viewers can expect to see him on screen.





Ricky Martin (ex-Miguel Morez, “General Hospital”) was a guest on the Thursday, August 16 edition of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and the singer/actor along with host Jimmy Fallon spoofed his stint on the ABC Daytime drama series.

In late July it was announced that Martin had signed a talent holding deal with Universal Television, which will look to develop a television series and specials with him in a leading role.

“Ricky is an iconic superstar who is as talented as he is popular,” said Bela Bajaria, Executive Vice President, Universal Television, in announcing the deal. “Whether he’s performing before sold-out concert crowds, or starring on Broadway, where he is currently playing to SRO in ‘Evita,’ Ricky connects with his audience in a very palpable way – and we are thrilled that he will be adding TV star to his incredible resume.”

Martin joined the cast of “GH” in 1994 as the character Miguel Morez, the father of Juan Santiago through his teenage relationship with Lily Rivera. He left the series in 1995, four years before becoming an international music sensation with the launch of his english speaking self-titled album. “Ricky Martin” has sold more than 22 million copies worldwide since its May 1999 release.



After five weeks of non-stop drama, one of my favorite new television shows, “Political Animals,” is concluding its six-episode mini-series run on USA Network tonight.

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Throughout its run, “Animals” has surrounded the lies, the affairs, the betrayals, and the numerous addictions of the Hammond family. As the families matriarch, Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver), the former First Lady and Governor of Illinois, and current Secretary of State, is once again seeking to become the first female President of the United States. While she believes President Garcetti (Adrian Pasdar) is a good man, she feels she can do a much better job in the most powerful position in the world. In the season finale, aptly titled “Resignation Day,” Garcetti throws an unexpected curve ball in Barrish’s plan to resign from his cabinet by asking her to be his Vice President in the next election. This comes as an unexpected twist, considering Garcetti already has a Vice President in Fred Collier (Dylan Baker). Being that “Political Animals” is a primetime political soap opera, things are likely to happen that may end up putting a wrench in Garcetti’s plan in the end.

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Despite falling five places from the previous week, Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, “The Young and the Restless”) has remained a New York Times best seller for the second consecutive week.

In its newest best sellers list, published today, the Times reports that Cooper’s memoir “Not Young, Still Restless” ranks at number 30 in the Hardcover Nonfiction category. The list covers the week ending Sunday, August 26, 2012.

“Restless” went on sale on Tuesday, July 31 and was written by Cooper with Lindsay Harrison. It was released by It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.



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In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season (it’s fast approaching), Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans, “Days of our Lives”) is now selling her watercolor paintings as 5×7 inch holiday cards.

According to her website, each order of cards will include 15 original watercolor cards (including envelopes) that are personally signed by Hall. Pricing ranges from as low as $35 for domestic purchases and $40 for international purchases.

On the back of every card is a message related to her support of the Wounded Warrior Project. “100% of the proceeds of this card is being donated to Wounded Warriors because they gave 100% to us,” the message reads.

To order your set, click here or print an order form, if ordering by check or money order.

Note: Purchase is tax deductible. Shipping and handling is $5 for domestic purchases and $10 for international purchases. Allow 4-5 weeks for delivery.



What follows is the Fall 2012 Key Art for the new CW primetime series “Arrow,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Emily Owens, M.D.”









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