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
Monday, June 30, 2008 7:20 PM | By Errol Lewis



(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC’s “General Hospital” is bringing in a new mafia lord to Port Charles in an effort to up the ante in the drama surrounding the Corinthos and Zacchara family organizations.

Ilia Volok, 42, is joining the cast of “GH” in the recurring role of Karpov beginning with the Friday, July 18 episode of the soap, confirms a show spokesperson.

Karpov is a Russian mob kingpin who tries to tempt Sonny into conducting business with him, essentially bringing Sonny Corinthos back into play within organized crime once more – Sonny gave up his half of the Corinthos organization after his son, Michael Corinthos, was shot in the head earlier this year and sent into a coma. Michael is currently being cared for in an around-the-clock state medical facility.

Volok, born in the USSR, is best known for roles in such shows as CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” “ER,” and “Power Rangers: Wildforce.”

The actors film credits include “Air Force One” and summer blockbuster “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” starring Harrison Ford and 2007′s “Charlie Wilson’s War” with Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Tom Hanks. He can next be seen in the Robert Downey Jr. film “The Soloist,” which is set for release on November 21 of this year.

He is repped by Gold Talent Group.


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    Monday, June 30, 2008 11:54 PM | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The Logan family aligns together.

    THIS WEEK ON: THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    The Logan’s frantically search for their matriarch just as Beth finds herself meeting granddaughter, Hope, face-to-face. After finding Beth, Brooke realizes she is in for an unheil battle with Beth. Steffy and Marcus don’t realize just how close they are to being found by an angry Ridge. Rick and Marcus realize that they share a common bond, “The Wrath of Ridge Forrester.” A mystery man from Marcus’ past shows up and congratulates him on his “good fortune.”

    Eric and Stephanie’s conversation over Marcus takes an unexpected turn. Katie makes her decision known to Nick after being interrogated by Brooke. Felicia realizes Owen’s interest in Donna. An unexpected marriage proposal is made.

    What to Watch

    • Brandon Beemer joins the cast of “The Bold and the Beautiful” in the contract role of Owen Knight beginning Wednesday, July 2.



    Monday, June 30, 2008 11:50 PM | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Entrapment.

    THIS WEEK ON: DAYS OF OUR LIVES

    During an argument with Marlena, John reveals to her that the man she once loved is now dead. Chloe tells Philip they are over. Max has questions for Trent about the girl he saw in the photo. Victor goes off on Daniel for not telling him that he was seeing Chelsea. EJ and Nicole are trapped in an elevator after the power goes out.

    Many things can happen when the lights go out.

    What to Watch

    • Bill and Susan Hayes return for the annual Salem 4th of July festivities beginning Tuesday, July 1.

    What Not to Watch

    • “Days of our Lives” on Thursday and Friday, July 3 and 4. The soap is pre-empted due to sporting events on NBC.



    Monday, June 30, 2008 8:30 AM | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Desperate crimes calls for desperate measures.

    THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

    “If I am pregnant, I need you to claim to be my baby’s father,” says Carly to Jason while awaiting results of her pregnancy test (Carly had sex with her ex-husband, Sonny Corinthos, and her current husband, Jasper “Jax” Jacks, on the same night). Jax confronts Carly after an argument with Sonny in which Sonny claims he could be the father of Carly’s baby as well. Jerry holds Johnny at gun point in an effort to get Anthony to back off Alexis. Nikolas threatens to reveal Claudia’s secret involvement in Michael’s shooting to Jason if any harm comes to Alexis or her family. Carly eases Jax’s mind about her and Sonny. Leyla and Spinelli grow closer. Anna and Patrick discuss how Robin’s childhood may have effected her views on marriage and parenthood. Anna stuns Robin with her new view.

    The Inside Story: Introducing Dr. Matt Hunter

    Just days after joining the staff of General Hospital, Dr. Matt Hunter (played by “Days of our Lives” alum Jason Cook) takes a liking to Lulu after her visit with Spinelli in the hospital. After a brush off from Lulu, Logan lets Matt in on a business proposition, but Maxie warns Matt to stay away from Logan. Nikolas, Leyla, Matt and Nadine work together in figuring out if the drugs given to a patient treated at the clinc were actually placebos. Matt informs Nikolas that counterfeit drugs were a lucrative business for organized crime.

    A Closer Look: Remembering May 1, 2008


    ABC Daytime and “General Hospital” will be in re-run mode on Independence Day, July 4, therefore the network will present the May 1, 2008 episode of the soap opera in which Claudia sets a plan in motion by changing her story about Anthony threatening her life. Sonny and Jason’s relationship begins to strain, while Claudia and Johnny form a secret alliance against their father. Look for Kate to receive a startling message from Ian, while Maxie finds a large amount of money missing from Crimson’s operating account. Sonny has a warning for Luke about his growing attachment to the Zacchara family and their organization. Nikolas and Emily share their final dance as Nikolas agrees to live life to the fullest.

    What to Watch

    • Carly threatens to seduce Sonny if he continues getting in the middle of her relationship with Jax.
    • After being rejected again by Lulu, Logan corners Maxie in the Crimson offices and attacks her.

    • Carly is out for Kate’s blood after learning that Jax and Kate shared a passionate kiss.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 7, 2008

    • Monday: Lulu is unable to calm an enraged Logan; Anthony can’t forgive Claudia’s past mistakes; Carly makes her life mission in getting revenge on Kate.
    • Tuesday: Johnny, Lulu and Maxie work together to cover up a murder; Claudia is rejected by Sonny; Robin stands her ground with Patrick.
    • Wednesday: Claudia aides in a cover-up; Jax and Carly fight over a kiss; Sonny pledges his faith in Kate.
    • Thursday: Johnny continues to watch over Lulu; Anthony knows something is up with Johnny; Maxie and Lulu grow closer under circumstance.

    • Friday: Maxie holds Lulu’s life in her hands; Sonny has a warning for Carly; Patrick is successful in his ability to reach out to Robin.



    Saturday, June 28, 2008 12:15 AM | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Antonio Sabato Jr. is returning to primetime television to portray John “Jagger” Cates on the SOAPnet original series, “General Hospital: Night Shift,” a role he originated on ABC’s “General Hospital” in the early 1990′s.

    Jagger is said to be returning to Port Charles with his 5-year-old son, named after his late brother Michael “Stone” Cates, J.R. Whalen.

    Stone died of AIDS in 1995 and was the love interest of “Night Shift” star Kimberly McCullough’s Robin Scorpio, who contracted the HIV virus from Stone after the two had sex.

    Before joining “GH” in 1992, the now 36-year-old actor first gained international attention as a Calvin Klein underwear model and again in the sexually charged “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” music video with Janet Jackson. The video also included Djimon Hounsou, another CK model and actor whose television credits include stints in “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and “ER.”

    Sabato Jr. left “GH” in 1994 to join the cast of the failed NBC primetime series “Earth 2″ before returning to “GH” in the fall of 1995, when Jagger rode off into the sunset with new wife Karen Wexler (then portrayed by Cari Shayne). The two headed to San Francisco, CA where Karen went off to become a medical student and Jagger joined the SFPD (San Francisco Police Department).

    When “Night Shift” returns for its second season in late July, look for Sabato Jr. to appear in all 13 action-packed and adrenalin-filled batch of drama.

    Also checking back into Port Charles, but on “Night Shift,” is Tristan Rogers, who originated the role of Robert Scorpio, father of Robin, in 1980 – a role he portrayed for twelve years (until 1992) before returning for a brief stint in 2006. Robert’s return coincides with the impending birth of Robin’s baby with Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and the hopes of reconciling their strained relationship.

    “General Hospital: Night Shift” airs this summer on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




    Thursday, June 26, 2008 11:05 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After months of rumors of his impending exit from ABC’s “General Hospital,” Soap Opera Network has learned that Josh Duhon’s last day as an alive Logan Hayes will be Tuesday, July 8.

    Duhon joined “General Hospital” in March 2007 as Army soldier Logan Hayes, the eventual love interest of Lulu Spencer (Julie Marie Berman), daughter of Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura Spencer (Genie Francis). It was soon revealed that Logan was the son of Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Luke’s chief rival for Laura’s affections over the last 30 years. In November 2007, Logan’s airtime and his place in Lulu’s heart gradually decreased in favor of Johnny Zacchara (Brandon Barash), who became the new bad boy of Port Charles.

    In a major twist of fate, Logan will find himself killed off by Lulu when the two get into a fight over the truths of their lives.

    The actor is repped by Innovative Artists. His other television credits include roles on NBC’s “Passions” and CBS’ “Criminal Minds”. He also appeared in the 2006 surf film “Boxboarders!”

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


    Discussion:

    • General Hospital
    • Anthony Geary
    • Passions
    • Genie Francis
    • Josh Duhon
    • Julie Marie Berman
    • Kin Shriner
    • Brandon Barash
    • Criminal Minds
    • Boxboarders!


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      The Friday, June 20 telecast of the “35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” on ABC was the least watched in the ceremonies history and the network placed third overall against repeats on the other networks.

      Just 5.4 million viewers tuned into the two-hour telecast to watch ABC’s “General Hospital” take home its 10th Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. The series has won the Emmy in this category more than any other series in Emmy history.

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