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

 
Errol Lewis, Publisher and Editor in Chief
The OnLine Network

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ABC

ABC

Had ABC not canceled “All My Children” back in 2011, and Prospect Park didn’t decide to cancel it again in 2013, Agnes Nixon‘s “All My Children” would have celebrated its 44th anniversary today. Susan Lucci, who portrayed matriarch Erica Kane on the soap, was the only original cast member from the first season of “AMC” that had remained with the show without interruption since its debut on January 5, 1970 through its final ABC broadcast on September 23, 2011.

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Toky Photography

Toky Photography

After someone pulled a social media fast one on fans of ABC’s “General Hospital” last week by claiming to be the soap’s newest star, Ryan Paevey (Nathan West), the actor’s management team confirmed today that the actor is now officially on Twitter.

The company, Justice & Ponder (@JusticePonder), tweeted earlier today, “Todd & Ryan Paevey in our office and as of today his REAL Twitter user name is @RyanPaevey.” The tweet was accompanied by a picture of Paevey and his co-manager, Todd Justice.



Keadrick D. Washington/PR Photos

Keadrick D. Washington/PR Photos

In a new interview with Highlight Hollywood, former executive producer and head writer of “The Young and the Restless,” Maria Arena Bell, has clarified a statement she made in Soap Opera Digest after the publication released their report on Michael Muhney’s firing from the daytime drama series. In it, she said, “Michael brought amazing dimension and complexity to the role of Adam Newman, and his and Sharon’s [Sharon Case] was a great dark love story. Sadly, that story was seriously derailed in the last year, so I am not surprised that the show would look for a solution to their problematic storytelling decisions. It will be a tough role to recast.” However, with a report by TMZ that says the actor was let go following alleged claims he fondled the breasts of one of his co-stars, Bell now says, “Frankly he should have been let go months before because of his behind the scenes actions.”

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John Paschal/JPI Studios

It had long been rumored and speculated about on social media and message boards, including the SON Community, since word of Michael Muhney‘s firing from “The Young and the Restless” first came to light. Now, TMZ is reporting that as per their sources, Muhney, 38, was fired for allegedly groping a female co-star’s breasts on more than one occasion.

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On Tuesday, January 7, ABC Family will run an all-day marathon of its most popular series, “Pretty Little Liars,” which will lead into the season premiere of the series and its spin-off, “Ravenswood.”

“After years of tormenting and numerous shocking revelations, the Liars are united and ready to kick some ‘A’ and uncover the truth. No longer just wanting to sit by and wait for “A’s” latest cruel attack, Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Hanna (Ashley Benson; ex-Abigail Deveraux, “Days of our Lives”) and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) take matters into their own hands and try to finally put a stop to their tormentor,” reads the description of the “PLL” marathon, which airs from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET/PT. All that leads into the the season premiere at 8:00 PM ET/PT, which finds the Liars still reeling from the events of the Ravenswood Founders Day Celebration. They seek answers into what happened to Ali (Sasha Pieterse).

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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

In its newsletter, “The Bold and the Beautiful” executive producer and head writer, Bradley P. Bell, shared the following teasers of what fans can expect for their favorite characters in the next couple of months on the CBS Daytime drama series.

Gilles Toucas

Gilles Toucas

Having endured the ups and downs of true love for more than two decades, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) find themselves reunited with a new and very big obstacle, Bill Spencer (Don Diamont). These two star crossed lovers have forgiven and forgotten many things in their lives, but will they be able to overcome Brooke’s betrayal of her own sister? As Ridge attempts to come to grips with the news of Brooke’s latest romance, he turns to the one person who might be able to give him the understanding and comfort that he needs, Katie (Heather Tom). Meanwhile, still longing for Brooke, Bill tells her that he will not be reuniting with Katie, but will do whatever it takes to make her is own. True love, betrayal and the bonds of family test the love of Ridge, Brooke, Bill and Katie like never before. A fresh new year will be brighter for some, and not so bright for others.

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Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Earlier today, we reported on changes affecting those viewers who use WATCH ABC to view their favorite ABC programming. In our report, we noted that in order to view the network’s shows online or On Demand, viewers would only be able access programming within one week of air if they are a current subscriber to participating TV service providers. This change goes into effect on Monday, January 6. Not in our report was how this change would directly effect ABC Daytime’s “The View,” “The Chew” and “General Hospital.”

A representative for the Disney/ABC Television Group confirms to Soap Opera Network that daytime is slightly different from ABC’s primetime shows, such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Revenge,” and “Scandal,” when it comes to WATCH ABC’s new restrictions. According to the rep, the window for “View,” “Chew” and “GH” will expand from 7 days to 10 days per episode in the case of “The View” (1 week of authenticated; three days free) and 14 days per episode (1 week of authenticated; 1 week free) for “The Chew” and “General Hospital.”

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Toky Photography

Toky Photography

Fans had inquired with us whether the Twitter handle @Ryan_Paevey was in fact “General Hospital’s” newest stars’ social media address. Sadly, as we always suspected, the account is in fact not real. A rep for the soap confirms that the account is not the actor’s and subsequently, the handle has been deleted. Additionally, Justice & Ponder, a management firm based in Los Angeles, which represents Paevey, confirmed the fake account when it said, “SOOOO, it turns out @Ryan_Paevey is not our client RYAN PAEVEY and we are alerting Twitter now that this is an impostor using his name.” The company notes that the actor will begin using the social media platform for the first time sometime next week when he begins tweeting via his (real) account.

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YouTube

YouTube

Using beats from Justin Timberlake‘s “SexyBack” and 50 Cents‘ “In Da Club,” “Days of our Lives” stars Jen Lilley (Theresa) and Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne) released a hilarious rap video earlier today for those needing a recap of all the things happening in Salem USA. The video includes cameo appearances by several cast members (including James Scott and Alison Sweeney), crew and even the shows’ publicity team.

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Jeff Neumann/Warner Bros. Entertainment

Jeff Neumann/Warner Bros. Entertainment

TVGN, which yesterday announced plans to air marathon episodes of “The Tomorrow People,” “The Originals” and “Reign” on Saturday afternoons leading up to the return of new episodes to The CW, today announced that it will provide an all-day marathon of CBS’ “Hostages” on Sunday, January 5. The marathon begins at 1:00 PM ET/PT, starting with the series premiere, and will last until 2:00 AM ET/PT on Monday, January 6.

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