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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After more than 25 years and over 6,450 episodes, CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” will say goodbye to one of its own as Susan Flannery says farewell to the drama series when her character, Stephanie Forrester, succumbs to lung cancer on the Monday, November 26 episode. In celebration of Flannery’s tremendous career at the soap, Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell will Tweet live with fans via the soaps official Twitter handle @BandB_CBS.



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With a lineup consisting of soaps “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” game shows “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal,” and talk show “The Talk,” the home of daytime television’s most watched soap opera and broadcast game show, announced just before the Thanksgiving holiday that its daytime division is now available on Facebook.

The CBS Daytime Facebook page launches months after the network first brought the daypart into the social media age with its very active Twitter page, which now has over 7,000 followers. Both social media sites promise to bring fans of the lineup up close and personal with behind the scenes coverage of current events. Earlier today the Facebook page posted a picture of Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of “Y&R” and “B&B,” playing the role of DJ last month as the younger soap celebrated Susan Flannery‘s final day taping at Stage 31 in the CBS Television City Studios in the role of Stephanie Forrester.



As previously reported, Susan Flannery will air for the final time on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” as Stephanie Forrester on Monday, November 26, when the character succumbs to her battle with cancer. When she takes her last breath, 6,456 episodes of the drama series will have aired.

For a sneak peak, watch the clip below.



In honor of Thanksgiving, CBS thanks you for making them America’s Most Watched Network.



Related: Television Icon Larry Hagman Has Died

via Press Release

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All of us at TNT are deeply saddened at the news of Larry Hagman’s passing. He was a wonderful human being and an extremely gifted actor. We will be forever thankful that a whole new generation of people got to know and appreciate Larry through his performance as J.R. Ewing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.



Lisa’s Take on GH: Week of November 19, 2012

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Monday, November 19, 2012
When we left off Friday, AJ cut his ankle bracelet off to race to Sam’s due to Tracy’s manipulation. Before he was handcuffed back to the police station, he met his new nephew Daniel and shared his hope that Jason is alive so that he can make amends for his past. I think apart of Sam believed him, whether she wanted to admit it or not. I just hope that they do not put them together. However, from the looks of it, they may be hinting at the possibility. A triangle with McBain in the making?

Robert, Elizabeth, and Olivia continued their trying to getting to the bottom of Olivia’s vision. They decided they needed more proof before saying anything to Anna. Robert is convinced Faison is behind this and will stop at nothing to find out for sure.

Anna and Faison as Duke shared a tender moment and kiss. Before things escalated, Anna held back. He seemed different she explained. Faison showed understanding. Frusrtration and anger soon gave way after she left. Of course things are different Anna. It’s not Duke! I really hope she goes with her instinct before it is too late. If Robert and Luke have anything to say about it, Faison is down for the count! I just hope when the real Duke is revealed to be alive, it doesn’t set Anna over the edge. Not to mention Robin being alive.

Spinelli chose Ellie over Maxie and she expected otherwise? She threw him away and he gave his word so of course he did. Maxie brought up the fact that may be the only reason he is choosing her. I will say it again. Please, Spinelli. You are are better off with Ellie!

I am loving the new found relationship of Dante and Sonny and the fact that they are taking his help for the surrogate.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
If you have not seen today’s episode, you will need Kleenex. One word to describe it….EPIC. I am sure the show will be nominated for an Emmy again and even win. I also see Emmy noms for Jane Elliott. She sparkled as Tracy today.

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Emily Squires, who was nominated for fifteen Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards throughout her career based on her work on “As The World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “Sesame Street” and “Between the Lions,” passed on Wednesday, November 21 at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital. She was 71 years old.

Squires directed episodes of “Sesame Street” from 1982 to 2007, while also serving on the shows writing team. She also served as a script writer on “ATWT,” “GL,” Search for Tomorrow,” and “The Secret Storm.”

A cause of death has not been determined according to her husband Len Belzer.



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Larry Hagman, best known for such iconic roles as Major Tony Nelson on “I Dream of Jeannie” and J.R. Ewing on “Dallas,” has died, reports The Dallas Morning News. The actor, 81, died at 4:20 PM local time earlier today.

Reportedly, members of Hagman’s family stated the cause of death as complications from his recent battle with cancer.

A native of Texas himself, Hagman portrayed the legendary Ewing character from 1978 to 1991 on CBS and again this past summer after TNT rebooted the series for a new generation. Hagman returned along side original co-stars Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray. The second season of the TNT incarnation, which Hagman had been filming, is set to premiere in January.

“Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most,” said the actors family in a statement. “Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time.”

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Although CBS canceled “Made in Jersey” in early October due to low ratings, the network has since decided to air two unaired episodes of the series beginning with tomorrow’s episode entitled “Camelot,” which follows series stars Janet Montgomery and Kristoffer Polaha as they represent a wealthy woman acting as a surrogate to her comatose sister. After learning the facts of the case, Martina (Montgomery) begins to suspect the husband may be up to no good.

Chris Beetem, who has appeared on both “As The World Turns” and “One Life to Live,” will portray Mason Burch, the husband in the episode. Beetem most recently appeared in episodes of “Royal Pains,” “Unforgettable” and “Pan Am.”

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Fans of NBC’s “Smash” have waited months anticipating the new season of their favorite musical drama series and now the network has compiled together a number of clips to present a music video with lead vocals by recent addition Jennifer Hudson to tide them over.

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Season two of “Smash” premieres Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT on NBC.









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