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

Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 8:29 PM ET by Errol Lewis


Photo: Sean Smith/JPI

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After Kevin Schmidt took a leave from CBS' "The Young and the Restless" after being cast as the lead in the Cartoon Network original series "Unnatural History" earlier this year, fans began wondering what would happen to their favorite Newman offspring. In August, Soap Opera Digest announced on their website that actor Luke Kleintank had been cast in the role of Noah Newman. Now Soap Opera Network has the scoop on Noah's return.

When we last saw Noah, he had left for Paris, France with lady love Eden Gerick (Vanessa Marano) – the two had been fighting family outrage over their coupling, but upon acceptance, Eden found herself being framed for multiple crimes by Daisy Callahan. When Noah returns to Genoa City on Tuesday, September 21, it will be without Eden and his first scenes will be with mom Sharon (Sharon Case) and dad Nicholas (Joshua Morrow). Look for Noah to finally get some bonding time with his little sister Faith, and a warm welcome home from step-mom Phyllis (Michelle Stafford).

Kleintank is best known for his role as Elliot in the widely popular "Gossip Girl" television series, which airs Monday nights of The CW. In 2009, he appeared in episodes of CBS' "The Good Wife" and NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" and "Mercy."

"The Young and the Restless" airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com.

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  • CBS
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  • Sharon Case
  • Joshua Morrow
  • Michelle Stafford
  • Gossip Girl
  • Kevin Schmidt
  • Luke Kleintank
  • Noah Newman
  • The Good Wife
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • Mercy


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    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While reports were stating Brandon Buddy is set to exit ABC’s “One Life to Live” later this fall when his contract expires, Soap Opera Network was unable to confirm the news through proper channels, but sources have since confirmed that Buddy will in fact be leaving the soap in the coming months.

    Since news of Buddy’s possible exit first broke on Daytime Confidential last week, Soap Opera Network has learned from insiders that Buddy’s exit was a “mutual agreement” between the soap and the actor. This development doesn’t come as a surprise as in June of this year Buddy’s Twitter account reported that he had chosen not to renew his contract with the drama series. While said post was later claimed to have been the workings of a hacker, it took four days for the actor to respond, which had some wondering if there was a hacker at all.

    Buddy joined the cast of “One Life to Live” in October 2006 portraying the role of Cole Thornhart.

    IN RELATED NEWS

    While details are slowly coming through, Soap Opera Network is hearing that Farah Fath might be next to exit the drama series this fall. Fath joined the cast in October 2007 portraying the role of Gigi Morasco.

    “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.



    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 6:55 AM ET by Errol Lewis


    Photo: Sean Smith/JPI

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Today's episode of CBS' "The Young and the Restless," if you look for a man, you shall not find a man as the drama series is following in the footsteps of the 1936 play "The Women" by Clare Boothe Luce, in which women of all ages and sizes find themselves discussing the men in their lives and all the other juicy gossip surrounding them, but without said men in sight!

    Join Sharon Newman (Sharon Case), Jill Abbott (Jess Walton), Phyllis Newman (Michelle Stafford), Heather Stevens (Eden Riegel), Chloe Mitchell (Elizabeth Hendrickson), Victoria Newman Abbott (Amelia Heinle), Lauren Fenmore (Tracey Bregman), Abby Newman (Marcy Rylan), Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson), and Mackenzie Browning (Clementine Ford) as they meet for an afternoon of drama, gossip, and relaxation when they find themselves away from home and away from the men in their lives. It's anyone's guess what may happen next, but be sure to be on the lookout for a fight between Sharon and Phyllis as they can throw down like no other.

    "The Young and the Restless" airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com.

    • Eden Riegel
    • The Young and the Restless
    • Y&R
    • CBS
    • Sharon Case
    • Michelle Stafford
    • Marcy Rylan
    • Elizabeth Hendrickson
    • Eileen Davidson
    • Tracey Bregman
    • Clementine Ford
    • Jess Walton
    • Amelia Heinle
    • Clare Boothe Luce
    • CBS.com.


      Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 3:42 AM ET by Errol Lewis


      Photo: Brian Lowe/JPI

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The day after a big hoopla about "One Life to Live" calling in all their contract cast members for a mandatory meeting took place online, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" was holding their own meeting as Executive Producer, Bradley Bell, introduced newly appointed Supervising Producer, Ed Scott, to the cast and crew of the drama series.

      It was nearly two years ago to the day since news broke that Scott had been ousted from his post as co-executive producer at NBC's "Days of our Lives," when TV Guide Magazine reported that Scott had been hired on as a producer on "The Bold and the Beautiful," replacing supervising producer Rhonda Friedman, who was stepping down after 11 years on the job at "B&B" to begin working more closely along-side Bell in a managerial position. Scott reported to work on Tuesday, August 24, and received the full attention of the shows cast and crew at the soaps CBS Television City studio in Los Angeles. While nothing atypical occurred in the meeting, Soap Opera Network has learned that introductions were made by Bell on the set of an upcoming Jackie M Designs fashion show. What drama can we expect from Jackie M this time? Tune in to find out.

      Prior to his work on "DAYS," Scott served as Executive Producer at CBS' "The Young and the Restless," where he worked from 1984-2001. He returned to the soap in 2004 as its Supervising Producer until his departure in June 2007, just before joining "Days of our Lives" in August 2007 as co-executive producer alongside show owner Ken Corday.

      "The Bold and the Beautiful" airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com.

      • The Bold and the Beautiful
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      • B&B
      • Ed Scott
      • Bradley Bell
      • Heather Tom
      • Brandon Beemer
      • Ken Corday
      • Gary Tomlin


        Monday, August 30, 2010 at 2:57 AM ET by Errol Lewis


        Photo: Robert Kazandjian
        Photography

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While online media seems to be breaking news reports before print media can finalize the cover of their next issue, it is unfortunate to learn that to compete with its online counterparts, Soaps in Depth took the news of Leslie Charleson being placed on recurring status with ABC's "General Hospital," after more than 30 years on the show portraying the role of Monica Quartermaine, to its website without alerting Ms. Charleson of the change after initially informing her that the news was to be revealed in the print version of the magazine first.

        "I was under the impression that the announcement of my contract status was not going to be released by Soaps In Depth Magazine until the September issue and that would give me the time to tell you myself what was going on," said Charleson to fans on her website. "I did not want you to find out on the internet. Unfortunately, that did not happen and yes, it is true. I am officially off contract."

        Meanwhile, keeping her fans informed is of top priority with Charleson as she revealed without them, she wouldn't be where she is today. "I have had the best relationships with you, the fans and I would’ve never had that without 'Monica.' There is nothing that I cherish more than the experiences and memories I have had and the special friends that I have made over the years, both on the show and off," she said. "I can’t say enough about how much you all mean to me."

        Charleson joined the cast of "GH" in 1977 replacing actress Patsy Rahn, who originated the role. She has been nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards and four Soap Opera Digest Awards, but has never won. She has appeared in such primetime shows as "Dharma & Greg" and "Diagnosis Murder." She also brought her character, Monica Quartermaine, over to "GH" spin-off's "Port Charles" and "General Hospital: Night Shift" for multiple appearances.

        "General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.

        • SOAPnet
        • ABC
        • General Hospital
        • Port Charles
        • GH
        • Leslie Charleson
        • General Hospital: Night Shift
        • Soap Opera Network
        • Soaps in Depth
        • Dharma & Greg
        • GHNS
        • PC
        • Diagnosis Murder
        • SON
        • SID


          Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 5:32 AM ET by Errol Lewis


          Photo:Rick Rowell/ABC

          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "What If…" John McBain (Michael Easton) from "One Life to Live" and Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) from "General Hospital" met in an elevator? Would they remember their past lives on ABC's "Port Charles" as Caleb Morley (Easton) or Livvie Locke/Tess Ramsey (Monaco)? Of course not, but that won't stop the ABC.com/SOAPnet.com original series from reuniting one of daytime's sexiest pairings in a whole new way. According to ABC, "After getting trapped in an elevator in a burning building, Sam and John get to know each other better than they ever thought they would." The episode begins airing next week only on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com.

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          "What If…" is available anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com.

          • Michael Easton
          • One Life to Live
          • OLTL
          • General Hospital
          • Port Charles
          • GH
          • Kelly Monaco
          • PC
          • What If…


            Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 3:15 AM ET by Errol Lewis


            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "General Hospital" has released a new extended promo centering on the character of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), who will soon come face-to-face with his one true love, Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo), on next weeks episode of the daytime soap.

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            "General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.

            • SOAPnet
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            • General Hospital
            • GH
            • Maurice Benard
            • Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo


              Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 6:14 PM ET by Errol Lewis


              Photo: Bob D'Amico/ABC

              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting that actress Leslie Charleson, 65, who portrays the role of Monica Quartermaine on ABC's "General Hospital," has been taken off contract and has been placed on recurring status, but I'm more surprised to hear that she was even on contract to begin with considering fans haven't seen Monica on an even semi-regular basis, based on what a contract guarantees an actor. Of course, "GH" did provide the actress with a new contract in 2009, which just came up for renewal and as we can see, the show opted not to do so.

              Charleson joined the cast of"GH" in 1977 replacing actress Patsy Rahn, who originated the role. She has been nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards  and four Soap Opera Digest Awards, but has never won. She has appeared in such primetime shows as "Dharma & Greg" and "Diagnosis Murder." She also brought her character, Monica Quartermaine, over to "GH" spin-off's "Port Charles" and "General Hospital: Night Shift" for multiple appearances.

              A typical soap contract guarantees a star financial payment of three episodes or days per week irregardless of whether the show fulfills said guarantee. In Charleson's case, the show was paying her, but refused to use her.

              "General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.

              • SOAPnet
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              • General Hospital
              • Port Charles
              • GH
              • Leslie Charleson
              • General Hospital: Night Shift
              • Patsy Rahn
              • Dharma & Greg
              • Diagonsis Murder
              • GHNS
              • PC


                Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 5:15 PM ET by Errol Lewis


                Photo: ABC

                (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Monday, August 23, online websites and social networks were going crazy over news that ABC's "One Life to Live" has called in all of its contract cast members to be at the studio on Thursday, August 26 for what was presumed to be a big meeting to discuss whether or not the show would be A) Moving to the West Coast, B) Getting its budget slashed, again or C) Getting canceled. Fortunately, neither is happening.

                Setside sources have confirmed to Soap Opera Network that the big meeting taking place at the "One Life to Live" studio is nothing more than updates on what are essentially just house rules and scheduling actor vacations during the holiday season. In fact, these types of meetings happen 3 to 4 times a year for the show as Executive Producer, Frank Valentini, likes to have group discussions with his cast members. Is that so bad? Of course, in the last meeting that took place sometime back, the cast learned that their scripts would be printed as two-sided copies instead of the norm of one-side. The horror!

                While we all are concerned that "One Life to Live" might be the next soap opera to go after the recent cancellations of "As The World Turns" and "Guiding Light," let's all just try to enjoy the show we've been enjoying for the last 42-years instead of speculating on when it will end. In fact, if you are enjoying the show (even if you're not), write into the show and let them know. A letter showing your interest, good or bad, is worth more than you think.

                "One Life to Live" airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.

                • One Life to Live
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                • ABC
                • OLTL
                • Frank Valentini


                  Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 3:23 AM ET by Errol Lewis


                  Photo: Jeff Neira/ABC

                  (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In the new issue of ABC Soaps in Depth, dated September 6, 2010, actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo has set the record straight on the marriage reports that rocked Hollywood blog sites in early July.

                  On Wednesday, July 14, Soap Opera Network had reported that Vanessa Marcil had wed longtime love Carmine Giovinazzo ("CSI: NY") in an intimate ceremony attended by close family and friends. The report was based on details provided by US Magazine, which claimed that the mag had heard from a representative of the actress that "They [Marcil and Giovinazzo] were married in New York on Sunday night with family and close friends." With news that the actress had professionally changed her name from Vanessa Marcil to Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, it only solidified news of the nuptials. Now a month later, the actress has finally spoken out on what has apparently turned out to be nothing more than a blown out of proportion party that was being held in preparation of her upcoming nuptials to Mr. Giovinazzo, which is set to take place this winter.

                  Just before taping began for her return to "General Hospital" in late July, the actress informed her employers at Disney/ABC Television that she had recently changed her name, which was done in order to give the company enough notice to update promotional materials in conjuction with her return to "GH." But why did she change her name at all if she isn't married? And why did it take so long to clear up all those reports?

                  In her In Depth interview, Marcil Giovinazzo revealed that she changed her name prior to the actual event because "I wanted to use his name professionally" She added, "We have been in love for 11 years. We've always been in each other's lives." As for why it took more than a month to clear things up? "I'm completely unaware, as all my friends and family always like to remind me," she said. "We grew vegetables and we are so living under our own little rock! We don't even have a TV!" Well that explains a lot!

                  Now how about when we can report on the REAL wedding? "We're going to have about 10 parties celebrating! But the details of the wedding are just going to be ours."

                  Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo can bee seen on "General Hospital," which airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.

                  • SOAPnet
                  • ABC
                  • General Hospital
                  • CBS
                  • GH
                  • Vanessa Marcil
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                  • Carmine Giovinazzo








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