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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CBS

In a newly released preview for the next all new episode of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” the first of 2014, Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) is seen waking up from a good night sleep only to find Carmine (Marco Dapper) in bed next to her, but is it really him or just a dream? Or in Lauren’s case, a nightmare?

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Listed as a second unit director of photography during the third season of “The Bay: The Series,” David Pregerson, 23, a recent graduate of UCLA, has died after succumbing to injuries sustained by a hit-and-run that occurred on the morning of Friday, December 27 in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. According to police, he was walking home when he was hit by a vehicle and thrown into the bushes. The driver of the vehicle has yet to be identified. Pregerson died on Monday night after being taken off of life support.

In honor of his memory, producers of “The Bay” have released a Director’s Cut of Chapter 11: Part 1, which can be streamed beginning today.

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Just as Sabrina Santiago learns that she is pregnant on ABC’s “General Hospital,” her portrayer reveals she is also pregnant in real-life, reports People magazine. “It feels wonderful. This is the most joyous time of my life,” said actress Teresa Castillo to the publication, where she announced she was expecting her first child – a girl – with husband Shane Aaron. “It feels great to finally be able to share it with the world,” she added.

Wed in 2008, the couple are expecting their bundle of joy in May, while in reel-life Sabrina will be experiencing a headache full of drama in the coming months as she debates on how to inform Patrick (Jason Thompson), who just left her in order to return to the arms and bed of his recently revealed to be alive wife, Robin (Kimberly McCullough), about their surprise post-wedding gift. Castillo tells ABC Soaps In Depth, “I feel like it was appropriate for the story. It just adds to the drama, and I love it.”



General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

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John Paschal/JPI Studios

“General Hospital’s” Drew Cheetwood (Milo Giambetti) and Derk Cheetwood (Max Giambetti) might jokingly want fans to view them as super ninjas ready to dropkick anyone and anything at the drop of a hat, but when Soap Opera Network “mob”nobbed with the brothers for a feature interview, they proved that they’re much cooler than dropkicking ninjas — and then some!

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John P. Johnson/ HBO

According to TVLine, Luke Grimes is exiting HBO’s “True Blood” after reported creative differences with show producers over the future of his character, James. “He initially joined the show because he wanted to work with [his 'Forever' co-star] Deborah Ann Woll,” said an insider to the website. “But when he started reading the scripts for Season 7, he was disappointed to learn that they were going in a completely different direction with James.”

Grimes joined the cast of the series in season 6, which found James mostly sexing it up with Woll’s Jessica. He was expected to continue in the role through the upcoming seventh and final season, which begins shooting in late January. The role will be recast, says an HBO representative.

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Francis Specker/CBS

When thinking of daytime dramas like “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless,” extreme drama, intrigue, love and romance probably come to mind. But how about comedy? Is laughter an important component within daytime dramas?

Francis Specker/CBS

Francis Specker/CBS

“Criminal Minds” star Joe Mantegna certainly thinks so. “When I was doing mostly theater, I watched a lot of daytime, because theater actors are like athletes: They sleep late, because they work nights, so they watch daytime television. And actually, I used to find a lot of humor in them,” he tells Soap Opera Network. “I like… when soap operas have characters who bring a lot of comedy to the show. Some of them are very, very good.”

But do the stars of CBS’ sudsers agree? We asked several if comedic scenes have a place within their intense dramas, and if so, how important is it to infuse comedy into the emotional roller coasters. Funny enough (no pun intended), they were all too happy to share that when it comes to comedy, there is no joking around!

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NYC Brand Productions

The wait is finally over for the launch of Sonia Blangiardo‘s “Tainted Dreams: The Series,” which features Alicia Minshew (“All My Children”), Terri Ivens (“AMC”), Grant Aleksander (“Guiding Light”), Kelley Menighan Hensley (“As the World Turns“), Walt Willey (“AMC”), Natalia Livingston (“GH“), Marnie Schulenburg (“ATWT”), Michael Lowry (“AMC,” “One Life to Live“), Nathan Purdee (“OLTL”), Austin Peck (“ATWT,” “Days of our Lives“, “OLTL”), Colleen Zenk (“ATWT”), Larkin Malloy (“The Edge of Knight,” “AMC”) Dina Manzo (“Dina’s Party” and “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”), Anthony Wilkinson (“My Big Gay Italian Wedding” and the new “My Big Gay Italian Funeral”), Lisa Marie Varon (“IMPACT WRESTLING”) and “Mr. PEC-Tacular” Jessie Godderz (“IMPACT WRESTLING” and “Big Brother”), Bobbie Eakes (“AMC,” “The Bold and the Beautiful“), Ilene Kristen (“OLTL,” “Ryan’s Hope”), James DePaiva ( “OLTL”) and Tonja Walker (“OLTL”), along with a host of newcomers, as viewers are treated to a behind the scenes look at the daytime soap, “Painted Dreams.”

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Howard Wise/JPI Studios

The numbers have been tallied, and “The Young and the Restless” has made the list of the top 10 most searched for TV programs of 2013!

According to a Yahoo! rating, the sudser (which is the only daytime program to make the list) comes in at number five on the list of most searched shows on the Internet. And it’s among some pretty spectacular shows! Also on the list: “American Idol,” (which took the top spot), “Dancing With the Stars,” “Duck Dynasty,” “The Walking Dead,” “Game of Thrones,” “South Park,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “The Voice.”

Congratulations, “Y&R!”



Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

As we previously reported, former “All My Children” star Aiden Turner (Aidan Devane) was arrested in November for attacking his girlfriend, and the actor has now officially been charged with four counts of domestic violence!

As fans might remember, the former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant allegedly threw a remote control at his longtime girlfriend in their Hollywood home in November, causing a cut and bruising to her face. Consequently, TMZ reports that the LA City Attorney has charged the Hertfordshire, England native with two counts of domestic violence with injury and two counts without injury (in case the jury doesn’t believe she was hurt).

The news, however, hasn’t seemed to affect Turner’s career. According to ABC, the actor will be appearing in an upcoming episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” as an international criminal named Vanchat. Watch for the episode on Tuesday, January 7 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on ABC.



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ABC

ABC

One thing we’ll soon find out is how much of an effect SOAPnet’s demise will have on “General Hospital,” if any at all. In a new promo touting the multi-platform availability of ABC’s sole remaining daytime soap opera, the network wants to make sure its viewers have every opportunity of catching up with the latest happenings in Port Charles.

In the promo, viewers are treated to the phrases “More Sizzle, More Secrets, More Twists, More Heart Stopping Action,” as they are subsequently informed that they can view “GH” weekdays at 2e/1c/p on ABC and anytime on ABC On Demand, which includes Watch ABC on ABC.com and mobile app on iOS and Android enabled devices.

In addition to the aforementioned platforms, you can also watch “GH” on Hulu.com, which proves that SOAPnet was no longer necessary in today’s world. The series is currently unavailable on Hulu Plus.

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