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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Next Week on General Hospital: Sonny and Brenda's Wedding [PROMO]

( — While the drama began on today's episode, the real fireworks will be set off next week on ABC's "General Hospital" as Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) prepare to say "I do!" The question is not if they wed, but what happens next?

Thanks to ABC, Soap Opera Network is able to provide you with a closer look at next weeks action and adventure. For those that remember the good old Guza ("GH's" head wirter) days, you should look at this clip as "clink boom: part II."

After years of trying to fight their fate. Brenda and Sonny vow to love each other for life. Next Week on General Hospital, one couple with the brightest of futures can't seem to escape the enemies of their past. Now Sonny's new life with Brenda could be over before it begins.

  • General Hospital
  • Maurice Benard
  • Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo
  • Promos

    Scoop on Sebastian Roché's Appearance on 'Criminal Minds'

    ( — In early January, reported that "General Hospital's" Sebastian Roché would be appearing as a recurring character on "Criminal Minds," now Soap Opera Network has your scoop on who Roché will be playing and when you can get your first look at him on the CBS drama series.

    According to sources Roché will make his "Minds" debut beginning with the Wednesday, February 23 episode of the hit series in the role of Clyde Easter. In the episode entitled "Coda," Roché's character joins the BAU team after Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) enlists the help of two of her former Interpol colleagues (one played by Roché) for help in hunting down an old nemesis. Roché returns in the Wednesday, March 2 episode entitled "Valhalla," in which there is a series of suspicious murders occurring and Prentiss suspects her old Interpol nemesis of the crimes, making her fear for the safety of her team.

    In addition to his "GH" character Jerry Jacks, Roché has appeared in a number of television series including "Fringe" and "Supernatural."

    "Criminal Minds" airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.

    • General Hospital
    • Criminal Minds
    • Sebastian Roche
    • Supernatural
    • Fringe

      Maurice Benard and Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Sit Down Interview with Michael Fairman

      ( — Today friend to the site Michael Fairman posted his interview with "General Hospital's" Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) and Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda Barrett), which was conducted in anticipation of the duos on screen wedding that began airing today on ABC.

      General Hospital’s Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) chat with Michael Fairman to discuss the wedding day of Sonny and Brenda and the fallout. Plus, Vanessa reveals if she had a clause in her contract that the fictional couple had to actually make it past the “I do’s”. Then, the actors discuss their mutual admiration for working with each other.

      You can view the interview by clicking on the play button below.

      • General Hospital
      • Maurice Benard
      • Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo
      • Michael Fairman
      • Interviews

        'B&B' Places Sarah Brown on Recurring Status

        ( — Weeks after it was revealed that "The Bold and the Beautiful" had placed Kyle Lowder (Rick Forrester) on recurring status, news broke today that the show has done the same to Sarah Joy Brown who portrays Agnes 'Aggie' Jones on the drama series. Ironically, Brown is celebrating her 36th birthday today.

        According to Nelson Branco in his latest Suds Report at, the actress has been placed on recurring status after being on the show for little over a year. This would explain why the actress wasn't in the soaps newest opening sequence, which premieres during the Monday, February 21 broadcast of the soap.

        Prior to joining "B&B" in late 2009, Brown won several Daytime Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Carly Corinthos on ABC's "General Hospital" and was nominated in 2010 for her portrayal of Claudia Zacchara on the soap as well. She's also appeared in such shows as "V.R. Troopers," "Cold Case," "Without a Trace" and TNT's "The Closer."

        • The Bold and the Beautiful
        • The Closer
        • Sarah Joy Brown
        • Without a Trace
        • Nelson Branco
        • Kyle Lowder
        • Cold Case
        • V.R. Troopers

          'The Bold and the Beautiful' Set to Debut New Opening Sequence

          ( — If you watched today's episode of "The Bold and the Beautiful," you may not have known that you were getting your final look at the soaps current opening sequence, which was released in 2004, because on Monday, February 21 daytime's youngest soap opera will debut its third opening sequence since the show premiered on March 23, 1987.

          In an interview with TV Guide Magazine, Executive Producer/Head Writer, Bradley Bell, revealed that the new sequence was created with the use of CGI.

          "This is pretty monumental for us," said Bell. "We've always taken the if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it approach to our opening credits. The first one was so good we kept it from 1987 until 2004 — unlike a lot of things from the '80s it never seemed dated. Our current one has been running for six and a half years. It's beautiful and still works, but now we want to let viewers know that our show is all about experimenting, not only with our storytelling but with our image. We want to be known as a show that's thinking outside the box."

          In a taped segment posted on, it was revealed that "late last year the folks at 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and CBS digital started out lining an idea for a completely new concept using the latest in cutting edge technology and digital effects. Meetings were had and ideas discussed. The result? What would happen if you could create the ultimate fashion show room in a virtual setting?"

          "It's set up so that the various elements, from music to special effects, will constantly change," said Bell. "It'll be a fun, ongoing surprise for the audience."

          To see how the shows opening has evolved through the years and get a glimpse at the new opening click on the video below.

          • The Bold and the Beautiful
          • Bradley Bell
          • Opening Sequence

            Rebecca Herbst Staying? All Signs Point to Yes!

            ( — As previously reported, "General Hospital" star Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) was fired by the ABC soap in late January due to what was said to be "storyline dictated" reasons, but now Soaps In Depth is reporting that the actress is actually staying. So what's the deal?

            After tweeting to their followers earlier today that the actress was staying, In Depth instilled hope into the hearts of Herbst fans who were boycotting the show after they originally learned their favorite actress had been fired. "They’ve been incredibly organized,” said Richard M. Simms, executive editor of the mag in an interview posted on "A lot of times, fans react and for a few days, it’s all anyone can talk about. But Becky Herbst fans really refused to let this drop. It probably doesn’t help that over the past few years, "GH" has gotten a bad reputation for either sidelining or writing out longtime characters. Things may finally have reached a breaking point with a lot of fans, who just couldn’t accept another legacy character being canned."

            An ABC representative was unable to confirm the news to Soap Opera Network.

            • General Hospital
            • Rebecca Herbst
            • Soaps in Depth
            • Comings & Goings

              Where in the World is Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard)?

              ( — While Cane Ashby appeared to have been murdered in the Wednesday, February 2 episode of CBS' "The Young and the Restless," no information has been released by either the show, his portrayer Daniel Goddard or any of the actors people indicating that we've seen the last of Goddard on "Y&R," so what the heck is going on? Entertainment Weekly's Lynette Rice has some answers.

              According to Rice, "a source close to the sudser said that Goddard remains a paid employee of 'Y&R' until further notice." Meaning, he hasn't left the building. "He’s not only set to reprise his role as Cane in the Feb. 18 and 23 episodes, but he’ll make additional appearances in March and April. What’s more, no one on the show will even acknowledge whether his character is actually six feet under," Rice continued.

              What this means is that the show might just be playing the same tired switcheroo they've been playing for the last couple of years with "fake deaths" as they've done with Thom Bierdz's Phillip Chancellor III and John Driscoll's Chance Chancellor. Incidentally, all these fake deaths are Chancellor related deaths (at one time Cane was pretending to be Jill's son, who herself thought she was Katherine Chancellor's daughter).

              • The Young and the Restless
              • John Driscoll
              • Daniel Goddard
              • Thom Bierdz
              • Comings & Goings
              • Lynette Rice

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                As previously reported, “One Life to Live’s” Kim Zimmer (Echo DiSavoy) is starring in the Off-Broadway play “Love, Loss and What I Wore” beginning tonight. Ticket prices for the play, which was written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron and is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, currently goes for $79 but for fans of Zimmer you can receive a special discount.


                'Y&R' Casting a Number of Roles

                ( — In addition to the previously reported search for a name actor to portray the contract role of Clay, "The Young and the Restless" is also seeking actors to portray minor roles for what appears to be an upcoming court case.

                According to information we've obtained, the show is looking for a Judge, a Bank Teller, a Juror and a Man mistaken for someone else. In that particular case, an educated guess would be someone mistaking the person for the recently "deceased" Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard).

                [JUDGE IRENE SALAZAR] 40s to 50s, LATINA, FEMALE. She is experienced, firm, and in total control of her courtroom. MULTIPLE EPISODES

                [BANK TELLER] 30s, FEMALE, any ethnicity. Professional and friendly, she tries to help a customer. ONE EPISODE

                [JUROR] Late 20s, FEMALE, any ethnicity. Pleasant, but a little tired, she is a single mother of 2-year-old twins. MULTIPLE EPISODES

                [MAN] 30s, 6'3", approx. 220 lbs., dark brown hair. He reassures someone when they mistake him for someone else.

                Airdates for these roles are unknown at this time.

                • The Young and the Restless
                • Daniel Goddard
                • Comings & Goings

                  'Y&R' Looking for a Name Actor for Contract Role

                  ( — CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is actively seeking a Caucasian or Latino actor with "experience or a name" and in the age range of 35-47 for a contract role they are looking to cast.

                  According to a breakdown provided to Soap Opera Network, the characters name will be Clay. "Clay is grizzled and sexy, he is a cowboy living on a ranch in a rural western town. A strong but silent, salt of the earth type, he is a smart guy who chooses to live a simple life working with his hands."

                  According to Soap Opera Digest, the role is set to begin in early March.

                  • The Young and the Restless
                  • Comings & Goings

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