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
Danger Coming Thy Way
Thursday, January 17, 2008 10:30 PM | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The Week before Sweeps begins, the danger keeps on rising.

THIS WEEK ON “GENERAL HOSPITAL”

Sonny proposes marriage to Kate, but the fashionista can’t help but run away from the future. Sonny pays the high price for love. Robin is distraught after she overhears Patrick telling Dr. Leo about the night they were together. Nikolas is left with the ultimate decision: do nothing about his tumor and die or get treatment and lose Emily forever. Michael defies Jason’s earlier warnings as Jason catches Michael for the second time with Sonny’s gun. Robin witnesses an intimate moment with Patrick and Leyla.

THE INSIDE STORY

Evidence begins pilling in that puts Coop in the spotlight as the possible mastermind behind the masked killings. Mac questions Coop about a missing file. Coop proclaims his innocence as Logan confronts him with the missing DNA test results. Coop meets an enigmatic Daniel at Kelly’s before he gives Jerry a piece of his mind. Will Coop be able to get out in time or will more danger hit closer to home?

THE REST

Ric’s memories begin to haunt him as he finds himself at his childhood home. He becomes intrigued by a mystery house guest. Jason spends a special moment with Elizabeth as he begins to rethink his decision to not be a part of his son’s life. Johnny and Lulu are trapped on an explosive Haunted Star. While watching Jake, Lucky is called away due to a police matter and leaves the baby in Sam’s capable hands. Carly picks a fight with Kate after she learns that Sonny proposed.

WHAT TO WATCH

- Tuesday, January 21: America Olivo debuts as Marianna, a character who bonds with Ric while in Martha’s Vineyard. READ MORE

- Friday, January 25: Seamus Dever debuts as Dr. Ian Devlin, a former college buddy of Dr. Patrick Drake’s (Jason Thompson). READ MORE

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 28, 2007

Monday: A mystery woman is on her way to Port Charles as one of Port Charles’ finest meets an untimely demise.

Tuesday: Lulu and Johnny try to fight their attraction. Alexis accuses Jerry of trying to play her.


Wednesday: Jax and Carly make plans to make their baby. Elizabeth tells Lucky about Sam’s misdeeds.

Thursday: Lucky dumps Sam. Emily tries to get Nikolas to remember the night she was killed.

Friday: The Text Message Killer is still on the loose and Sam becomes their primary target. Lulu puts an end to her relationship with Logan.

Correction: 01/17/2008 11:21 PM

We mistakenly referred to the TMK on “GH” as the Masked Killer. The proper name is the Text Message Killer.

Pictured: Jason Gerhardt courtesy ABC



By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After weeks of speculation, Soap Opera Network can now confirm that actress Sarah Joy Brown is set to make her highly anticipated return to ABC’s “General Hospital” on Thursday, January 31, 2008. The date just so happens to be the first day of the February Sweeps ratings period.

Sarah Brown

As previously reported, Brown is re-joining the “General Hospital” canvas in the role of Claudia Zacchara, sister to Johnny Zacchara (Brandon Barash), which leaves her popular role of Carly Benson-Roberts-Quartermaine-Corinthos-Jacks in the capable hands of her current portrayer, Laura Wright.

Soap Opera Network has also learned that the character will square off with mob boss Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) immediately upon arrival to Port Charles. Are sparks ready to fly? or are guns about to be drawn? You’ll have to tune in as February is a new beginning for drama on “General Hospital.”

Brown vacated the role of Carly in April 2001 after spending five years with the soap. Tamara Braun took over the role the next day until her exit from the soap in early 2005. Jennifer Bransford was brought on as a replacement before being replaced herself by Laura Wright in November 2005.

  • Tamara Braun
  • General Hospital
  • Sarah Joy Brown
  • Jennifer Bransford
  • Laura Wright
  • Maurice Benard


    By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Two new characters hit Port Charles this month as the canvas receives a shakeup.

    Seamus Dever

    Soap Opera Network has learned that actors Seamus Dever and America Olivo are joining the cast of ABC’s “General Hospital” in the recurring roles of Dr. Ian Devlin and Marianna. Both actors debut during the week of January 21.

    Dr. Devlin is said to be an old medical school buddy of Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson). Upon his arrival to General Hospital on Friday, January 25, Devlin becomes the talk of GH’s nursing staff.

    Marianna, who has no last name at this time, encounters Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst) during his visit to Martha’s Vineyard on Tuesday, January 22. Ric is shocked to find Marianna working at the local diner as a waitress as Trevor makes his presence known.

    Dever’s credits include stints in the Jerry Bruckheimer dramas “CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” CSI: NY,” and “Close to Home.” His more recent credits includes playing Cyrus in the film “Affairs in Order,” which is due for release later this year.

    Olivo has appeared in such primetime series as FOX’s “House” and CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother.” She will appear in the films “Circle” and “The Last Resort,” which are both in post-production and due out this year.

    IN RELATED NEWS

    - Word has it that Kristina Wagner (Felicia Jones) has agreed to continue working at “GH” in a recurring capacity.

    - ABC has confirmed that Robin Christopher’s last airdate as Skye Chandler on “GH” was Friday, January 11.

    - Sarah Brown, who joins the cast of “GH” later this month, will be playing Claudia Zacchara, who is Johnny Zacchara’s (Brandon Barash) sister. No first airdate has been announced.

    • General Hospital
    • CSI
    • Seamus Dever
    • America Olivo
    • Kristina Wagner
    • Robin Christopher










      True Love
      Tuesday, January 1, 2008 11:45 PM | By Errol Lewis

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A New Year, Same Old Stories…

      THIS WEEK ON “GENERAL HOSPITAL”

      Alexis and Diane find that they are both nominated for the Litigator of the Year award by the Women Attorney’s Association. Ric and Skye play a dirty dance. Sam fears being tested for the possibly deadly condition Nikolas is suffering through. Maxie gives Felicia another daughter to mother talk. Epiphany hears from Stan, but her happiness is short lived. Max and Spinelli are left to deal with an angry Health Inspector.

      SPENCER’S IN DANGER

      Luke lights it up and suffers the consequences. Luke finds himself in purgatory court where he plays judge, prosecutor and defender. A string of witnesses, including his own family, let Luke have it. Can Tracy save her husband, or will she make him pay? Meanwhile Jerry sets his plan in motion and Lulu just so happens to be in the way.

      THE REST

      Jason’s attempt to locate Sonny after his arrest frustrate him. Kate impresses Sonny after she sticks up for him. Sonny leaves Kate behind and returns to Port Charles. Ric is left babysitting Kristina and Molly. Jason is unable to fulfill Carly’s expectations as he grows closer to Elizabeth.

      SNEAK PEEK: WEEK OF JANUARY 7, 2007

      Monday: Sam drops a bombshell on Carly.

      Tuesday: Skye has reservations about getting in deeper with Ric.


      Wednesday: Elizabeth squares off with Sam.

      Thursday: Carly lays down the law with Elizabeth.

      Friday: Lucky leaves Sam with plenty to think about.

      Pictured: Maurice Benard courtesy Yolanda Perez/ABC





      Given Time In Jail and Probation
      Monday, December 31, 2007 12:05 AM | By Errol Lewis

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former “General Hospital” and “Bold and the Beautiful” star Sean Kanan plead no contest to misdemeanor DUI charges on December 13 after he was arrested earlier this year by the LAPD for drunk driving.

      Upon his arrest, Kanan was found driving with a blood alcohol level of over .08%.

      L.A. City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said Kanan has been sentenced to 96 hours in county jail and ordered to serve five years of probation. In addition, he must pay a fine and participate in an 18-month alcohol education program.

      In a more positive note, Kanan can next be seen in the film “Jack Rio,” due out in 2008. The film which stars
      Matthew Borlenghi (“All My Children,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Brian Krause (“Another World,” “Charmed”), James Patrick Stuart (“All My Children”), Monti Sharp (“General Hospital,” “Guiding Light”), Nadia Bjorlin (“Days of our Lives”) and Tristan Rogers (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “General Hospital”), follows the dark journey of a TV star trying to live a life outside of his onscreen persona as a serial killer is on the loose in L.A.

      The film is a production of Black Hat Productions and GruntWorks Entertainment. A release date of June 13, 2008 has been set. Borlenghi, who plays the title character serves as writer/producer with Kanan receiving producer credit.

      Pictured: Sean Kanan courtesy CBS

      • The Bold and the Beautiful
      • All My Children
      • Days of our Lives
      • General Hospital
      • Sean Kanan
      • Charmed
      • Matthew Borlenghi
      • Guiding Light
      • Another World
      • Brian Crause
      • James Patrick Stuart
      • Monti Sharp
      • Nadia Bjorlin
      • Tristian Rogers








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