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

 

The Writers Guild of America have announced the nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards.  In the Daytime Drama category, “Days Of Our Lives,” “One Life To Live,” and “The Young and The Restless” were nominated.  Winners will be determined on February 17, 2013.

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Lifetime

In yet another holiday film from Lifetime starring former soap stars, actors Claire Coffee (ex-Nadine Crowell, “General Hospital”) and Ryan McPartlin (ex-Hank Bennett, “Passions”) are headlining “Holly’s Holiday.” In the film, Coffee portrays Holly Maddux, a New York advertising executive who can’t help notice the window display she passes by on her way to work every day, the one with the perfect, hunky mannequin. When Holly slips one day on the ice in front of the store and hits her head, she wakes up to find a perfect gentleman by her side, helping her up. That gentleman is portrayed by McPartlin in the role of Bo. As Holly and Bo hit it off almost perfectly, Holly soon realizes that the pressure to be perfect all the time is not all that it’s cracked up to be as she has to make a choice between the perfect life she’s always dreamed of… and the real love that’s been waiting for her all along. The fim also stars Jeff Ward (“Body of Proof”) in the role of Milo Ames.

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ABC

In a Twitter posting just after midnight on Tuesday, December 4 (on the east coast), Maurice Benard revealed that he signed a new contract with ABC’s “General Hospital,” which will keep him in the role of Sonny Corinthos for the foreseeable future. In his posting the actor said, “I just signed my contract for ‘General Hospital.’ It makes me feel good that I’m not leaving my family.”

Co-star Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) responded to Benard’s tweet where she said jokingly, ” I believe its in ur contract that u must do whatever I say (in fine print which I know u didnt read).”

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Warner Bros. Television

For the 60 million television households still lucky enough to receive SOAPnet via their cable or satellite provider you’ll be happy to know (or not) that the network is presenting a nine-hour marathon of party-themed episodes from “Veronica Mars,” “One Tree Hill” and “Beverly Hills, 90210″ in honor of New Year’s Day 2013 (January 1, 2013).

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According to a report by the New York Post, ABC is developing a real-life version of its popular daytime soap “General Hospital.” A network spokesperson confirmed the Post‘s report and said that the possible series, which recently began taping at UCLA Medical Center, is in its “earliest, pilot stages,” and is intended “either for syndication or maybe cable.” Of course, the news has put soap opera fans into a tizzy as they are now worried about the fate of “GH” when they really shouldn’t be – yet.

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“The Bold and the Beautiful” and CBS have joined together in an effort to raise money for the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief fund.

Beginning Friday, November 30 through December 18, 2012, four simultaneous auctions will take place in which each winner will receive a brooch worn by Susan Flannery, who just ended her 25 year run on the drama series as Stephanie Forrester, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s most watched daytime serial.

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All proceeds from the auction will go to the American Red Cross as it works overtime to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy. To join in on the auction, click here.

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Disney/ABC Television Group

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, which just happens to be the mags annual Best & Worst issue, columnist Carolyn Hinsey (“It’s Only My Opinion”) shared her views of the best and worst of 2012 in the world of daytime soaps. While you can read her input by picking up your own copy, it is her statement that “OLTL will be back” that peaked our curiosity.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Felicia brought Anna some dinner and they talked about Duke, Luke, and Robert. Anna explained that things were different and didn’t know what it was. Felicia offered her support and hope for happiness no matter what. As Felicia was about to leave, Faison as Duke walked in. Anna smelled smoke as they were to kiss and she was shocked and he explained he started while being in prison. Faison also told her things change but their feelings don’t and that is what matters.

Before going to see Anna, Faison had a run in with Johnny on the docks. Johnny wanted to make it clear he was out of his family business and wanted to keep Haunted Star clean and to know his workers. Faison agreed and said they had a lot in common.

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Blair and Starr had a phone conversation regarding her wedding to Tomas. She wanted to make sure Starr would be there and Starr said she would and wanted her happy. Blair said she was, but she has a wallpaper on her phone that is of her and Todd.

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Sony Pictures Television

Ratings for the Week of November 19-23, 2012

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,378,000 (+35,000/-154,000)
2. B&B 3,206,000 (-118,000/+18,000)
3. GH 2,759,000 (-48,000/+302,000)
4. DAYS 2,347,000 (-72,000/-190,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.2/10 (-.1/-.2)
2. B&B 2.4/7 (-.1/same)
3. GH 2.0/6 (-.1/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/-.1)

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