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

 
Kambra Clifford, West Coast Editor
Video: February Brings Love and Hearbreak to 'DAYS'

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Will Taylor (Natalia Livinston) ruin her sisters wedding to EJ (James Scott)? Tune in to "Days of our Lives" this month on NBC.

  • Days of our Lives
  • James Scott
  • Video
  • Promo
  • Natalia Livinston


    ABC Introduces 'Watch' Series with 'GH's' Wright, Burton, Benard, McCullough and Marcil Giovinazzo

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The nuptials between "General Hospital's" Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) begins on Friday, February 18 on ABC and will last through out the following week, but it is that following week that fans will surely be enjoying the most.

    According to an ABC representative, in addition to the week long wedding ceremony that is sure to have lots of drama, ABC.com will begin hosting online chats with "GH" stars Laura Wright (Carly Jacks), Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) along with Benard and Marcil Giovinazzo.

    "'Watch with the GENERAL HOSPITAL cast' will begin Monday, February 21st where fans and viewers will have the unique opportunity to chat and ask questions to their favorite actors from the daytime drama while the show airs," ABC said. "In addition, talent will give exclusive 'behind the scenes' commentary of that day's episodes."

    The chats will begin at 3:00 PM ET during the East Coast feed of "GH," and will last for the full-hour long duration of the drama series. Fans can log on to ABC.com/ghchat to take part.

    SCHEDULE
    For an hour each day during the network broadcast, the following talent will participate (subject to change):

    • - February 21st at 3PM ET Watch with… Laura Wright (Carly Jacks)
    • - February 22nd at 3PM ET Watch with… Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda Barrett)
    • - February 23rd at 3PM ET Watch with… Steve Burton (Jason Morgan)
    • - February 24th at 2PM PT Watch with… Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos)
    • - February 25th at 2PM PT Watch with… Kimberly McCullough (Dr. Robin Scorpio)
    • General Hospital
    • Laura Wright
    • Steve Burton
    • Maurice Benard
    • Kimberly McCullough
    • Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo


      Video: The Legends of Daytime on Oprah + All Eight of Erica's Husbands

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we previously reported here, here and here, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will be presenting the legends of daytime (at least those legends from "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless") in a special episode episode dedicated to "All My Children's" Susan Lucci (Erica Kane), Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard), Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard), Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin), "General Hospital's" Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer) and Genie Francis (ex-Laura Spencer) and "The Young and the Restless'" Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor). Now thanks to Harpo Studios, here is a quick look at what you can expect on Wednesday, February 9 when Oprah Winfrey brings together some of daytime biggest stars for a star studed event!

      Interestingly enough, we posted a reunion between Lucci and her six husbands (at the time) over the weekend from their appearance on "Oprah" in the early 1990's and now all eight of her characters husbands will be appearing for another reunion in 2011, thanks to Oprah as well.

      • All My Children
      • Darnell Williams
      • Susan Lucci
      • General Hospital
      • Anthony Geary
      • Genie Francis
      • Jeanne Cooper
      • Oprah Winfrey
      • The Oprah Winfrey Show
      • Michael Knight
      • Debbie Morgan
      • Promo


        BREAKING: ABC Drops Soap Repeats According to Network Representative

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Friday, February 4, word from Soap Opera Digest's Carolyn Hinsey via her Twitter page indicated that ABC was looking to drop soap repeats from its lineup after introducing them in October 2010. Now Soap Opera Network has received word from an ABC representative that they have indeed dropped the repeats from their schedule.

        "Our viewers like the original episodes better so we are eliminating the non-holiday encore episodes after the 2/11 encore broadcast," the ABC rep said.

        • All My Children
        • One Life to Live
        • General Hospital


          The 'Super Bowl' and Volkswagen Turns 'Y&R' Actor into Overnight Sensation

          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — So you watched last nights Super Bowl on FOX and cheered when the Green Bay Packers won their fourth Vince Lombardi Trophy by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25, but for many viewers it wasn't just about the game but the commercials that played during the game. No commercial grabbed as much attention as the one that featured "Young and the Restless" star named Max Page.

          Page, known to us soapers for his role as Reed Hellstrom, the son of Victoria Newman Abbott (Amelia Heinle) and JT Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," has become an overnight sensation after he was featured portraying a young boy wearing a Darth Vader (famously voiced by actor James Earl Jones in the "Star Wars" films) costume trying to move objects in the Volkswagen Super Bowl ad promoting the car companies flagship Passat vehicle.

          "He took directions so well." said Tim Ellis, Volkswagen of America's vice president for marketing in a report found on USAToday.com. "As we were filming it, I could see it was going to be iconic."

          Congrats Max!

          • The Young and the Restless
          • Amelia Heinle
          • Max Page
          • Volkswagen
          • Passat
          • Thad Luckinbill
          • Super Bowl
          • Vince Lombardi Trophy
          • James Earl Jones
          • Green Bay Packers
          • Pittsburgh Steelers


            'The Bold and the Beautiful' Celebrates Episode 6,000 with Special Online Stream

            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Daytime TV's youngest soap opera will air its 6,000th episode today on CBS and as a special treat to its fans, "The Bold and the Beautiful" will host a special online streaming event just for its fans at boldandbeautiful.com live at the shows Hollywood studio.

            The the online streaming event starts at 9:30 AM Pacific Time with actual event festivities starting at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.

            "The Bold and the Beautiful" debuted on March 23, 1987 and still mainstains some of its original stars including Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester), Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) and John McCook (Eric Forrester).

            PRESS RELEASE

            You’re cordially invited to attend THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s 6,000th Episode Celebration taking place LIVE on B&B’s Historic Stage 31 at CBS Television City in the heart of West Hollywood, California.

            Be a part of this special B&B milestone by logging onto www.boldandbeautiful.com, Monday February 7, 2011. The entire event will be streaming live, on-line, beginning at 9:30 a.m., PACIFIC TIME ZONE, with the Event Festivities starting promptly at 10 a.m., PACIFIC TIME ZONE.

            Fans around the world are encouraged to log-on and join in on this incredible opportunity to be a part of celebrating THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s 6,000th Episode Event.

            • The Bold and the Beautiful
            • Katherine Kelly Lang
            • Ronn Moss
            • Susan Flannery
            • John McCook
            • 6000th Show


              Old Video of Susan Lucci with Her Men on 'Oprah'

              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While we all wait to see what happens on the Wednesday, February 9 episode of talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which is being billed as an hour long sit down with soap opera legends Susan Lucci, Anthony Geary, Genie Francis, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams, Michael E. Knight, and Jeanne Cooper, we at Soap Opera Network thought you'd like to see a clip of Lucci with all her men (six husbands at the time) from their appearance on the talk show in the early 1990's.

              Special thanks goes to the power of YouTube and poster Jonathan on the SON Community Boards (who brought this to our attention).

              • All My Children
              • Darnell Williams
              • Susan Lucci
              • The Young and the Restless
              • Debbi Morgan
              • General Hospital
              • Anthony Geary
              • Genie Francis
              • Jeanne Cooper
              • Oprah Winfrey
              • The Oprah Winfrey Show
              • Michael Knight


                First Look: The Wedding of 'General Hospital's' Sonny and Brenda

                (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — What has been years in the making finally happens beginning Friday, February 18 when fans and the citizens of Port Charles are invited to the wedding of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) on ABC's "General Hospital."

                According to ABC, while the nuptials of super couple Sonny and Brenda begins on February 18, you can expect a long celebration throughout the following week, but "will they make it to their honeymoon?"

                Tune in to find out as "General Hosital" airs Weekdays at 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT on the ABC Television Network or anytime on ABC.com.

                (Photo Gallery Images courtesy Rick Rowell/ABC)

                • General Hospital
                • Maurice Benard
                • Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo


                  Tracey Bregman Selling Jewelry 'Superbowl' Sunday on Canadian Television

                  (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On "Superbowl" Sunday, February 6, actress Tracey Bregman (Lauren Fenmore on CBS' "The Young and the Restless") will find herself selling her new collection of jewelry, dubbed "Glamorous Gems in Luxury Settings," on Canadian television courtesy of The Shopping Channel, Canada's only nationally televised shopping service.

                  With items ranging from a 14K Gold Multicolored Diamond Ring (priced at $1,600) to a Sterling Silver 'I Love You' Round Diamond Pendant (priced at $69.99), Bregman will appear on the network through out the day starting at 9:00 AM, then again at 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM and lastly at 9:00 PM. If you are unable to watch Bregman you can still shop online anytime at www.theShoppingChannel.com/traceybregman.

                  • The Young and the Restless
                  • Tracey Bregman
                  • Superbowl


                    'One Life's' Kamar de los Reyes Now Appearing in 'Firehouse'

                    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former "One Life to Live" star Kamar de los Reyes is currently living it up in Los Angeles, California these days and he's even got a "Firehouse" to prove it.

                    "Firehouse" for those whose minds were just in the gutter, is a play based on a true story where honor and loyalty clash with "doing the right thing" when a rookie fireman saves the life of a fellow firefighter instead of a 12 year-old girl, who is also in the burning building during a disastrous night in the South Bronx. Based on the fireman's decision, the community at large is outraged. "Firehouse" is a powerful drama that deals with race, the code of honor and even love.

                    In a tweet before opening night (which was last night), de los Reyes revealed that he was "feeling butterflies."

                    The play also stars Gerald Downey ("Leverage"), Jossara Jinaro ("Passions"), Ed Morrone ("The Fugitive Chronicles"), Elvis Nolasco ("Miracle Boys"), Bryan Rasmussen ("24"), and Jon Southwell ("What Would Jesus Do?").

                    For those interested in seeing the play, it runs only on Fridays at 8:00 PM now through April 29 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, California. For tickets, call (323) 822-7898. Tickets are $22 if purchased in advance or $25 if purchased at the door. For more ticketing information, please visit the Firehouse page theatermania.com.

                    • One Life to Live
                    • Passions
                    • 24
                    • Gerald Downey
                    • Jossara Jinaro
                    • Kamar de los Reyes
                    • Ed Morrone
                    • Elvis Nolasco
                    • Bryan Rasmussen
                    • Jon Southwell
                    • Leverage
                    • The Fugitive Chronicles
                    • Miracle Boys
                    • What Would Jesus Do?
                    • Firehouse








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