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
CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

CBS announced today that “The Bold and the Beautiful” will be offering fans the first ever synced second-screen experience as they watch the soap on TV and learn more about the soap via their iPad’s via the recently released CBS App from the iTunes store for iPhone and iPad.

“The release of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ synched second screen app is exciting news for CBS Daytime and our audience,” said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. “The app marks a first for any daytime television program on network TV and most importantly enhances our fans’ TV-viewing experience, offering them a deeper connection with the characters and content of each episode.”

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Robert Voets/CBS

Robert Voets/CBS

via Press Release

“THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS” LAUNCHES “WATCH AND WIN” SWEEPSTAKES OFFERING FANS
CHANCE TO WIN ALL-EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO MONTE CARLO
Attend a Star-Studded Gala Celebrating Show’s 40th Anniversary
And Join Cast Members for a Special Meet-and-Greet

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2013 – Are you the biggest fan of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS? If so, you could be on your way to Monte Carlo, where you’d mingle with cast members in a special gala celebrating the show’s 40th anniversary.

Daytime’s #1 drama today launches a unique “watch and win” sweepstakes: Viewers simply watch THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, then go to a special 40th anniversary Y&R Monte Carlo website at cbs.com/yrMonteCarlo to answer a trivia question.

If they answer it correctly, fans have a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Monte Carlo, where they could attend a star-studded exclusive Y&R 40th Gala Party and also chat with cast members at a special meet-and-greet event.
The contest is open until April 21 and is the latest in a series of celebrations surrounding the show’s 40th anniversary. One entry per correct answer for a maximum of 15 entries per person.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal U.S. residents at least 18 or age of majority, whichever is older, at time of entry. Contest ends on April 21, 2013. Void where prohibited by law. See full rules at cbs.com/yrMonteCarlo.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 24 consecutive years. The show is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 26 consecutive years, featuring a lineup that is a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The network’s daytime lineup includes television’s #1 daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE TALK, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET’S MAKE A DEAL.



Edward Herrera/ABC

Edward Herrera/ABC

Paos Revolution, whose tagline is flipping the script on soaps, announced today plans for its pilot episode of “Perfect Day.” Described as a reality series which will profile various daytime soap stars along with one of their fans and an important charity the actor supports is scheduled for release in the coming months.

In the first episode set to film this summer, Paos has chosen Jacob’s Ladder, a center for Autistic Children in Atlanta, as the first charity they will support for their venture. Jane Rosko, sister of Paos Revolution founding partner Jeff ‘Dock’ Dockweiler, is the chosen fan for the pilot episode.

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Craig Sjodin/ABC

Craig Sjodin/ABC

As previously reported, Anthony Geary appeared on today’s edition of ABC’s “The View.” Geary was there to help celebrate and honor the 50th anniversary of “General Hospital,” whose cast he’s been part of for the last 35 years (off and on).

“He’s full of surprises,” says Geary on how his character Luke Spencer has survived on “GH” after all these years. “I think he’s full of surprises, I don’t think you could say he was a hero or a villain  He’s always shades of grey. I always look for humor in the most dramatic situations and drama in the humor. He’s just not very cliche.”

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After what must have been a very successful marathon of classic episodes of ABC’s “General Hospital” this past weekend, SOAPnet has announced that it plans to re-run the marathon again this weekend beginning Friday, April 5 at 10:00 PM ET/PT and running through Monday, April 8 at 12:00 AM ET/PT (Sunday night/Monday morning).

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

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Tweet with cast members of ABC’s “General Hospital” today, April 1, using hashtag #GH50 during the East Coast broadcast of the daytime soap (2:00 – 3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT). Fans will be able to chat with such “GH” stars as Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber), Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer), and even Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio), whose characters is supposed to be “dead!” Hmm…

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Fans of ABC’s “General Hospital” will not only be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic daytime soap today, but will also be able to own a piece of the soaps history.

Beginning today, April 1, ABC is offering fans of the show the chance to purchase limited edition prints spanning the decades of the series. In a press release issued just a short time ago, the network noted that they are releasing new prints from the series that captures the most jaw-dropping moments from “GH’s” five storied decades. “An iconic 50th Anniversary Cast Photo is part of the limited edition offering (pictured), which includes fan-favorite characters from past and present commemorating the occasion. Only 1,963 reproductions of the print are available — the year the show premiered,” the network said.

Rick Rowell/ABC

Rick Rowell/ABC

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Hallmark Channel

Hallmark Channel

On the Monday, April 1 edition of daytime talker “Marie,” Marie Osmond is joined by the cast of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of their show.

“Marie” airs Weekdays at 12:00 PM ET/11:00 AM CT on Hallmark Channel.

via Press Release

On this special episode, Marie celebrates 40 years of the Daytime Emmy® Award winning soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” Marie is first joined by one of the most tumultuous couples on the show, Melody Thomas Scott and Peter Bergman, who play Nikki Newman and Jack Abbott. Melody talks about her journey working on the set for 34 years and her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis while Peter discusses his path to joining “The Young and the Restless.” Next, the soap opera’s “golden couple,” Michelle Stafford and Joshua Morrow, who play Phyllis and Nick Newman, take the stage with Marie. Michelle and Joshua talk about their start on the show twenty years ago and how their personal lives have changed dramatically since then. Then, Lauralee Bell and Doug Davidson, who play the show’s sweethearts Christine Blair and Paul Williams, sit down and chat with Marie. Lauralee dishes about her return to the show and what it was like being the creators’ daughter while Doug reveals what it was like romancing the bosses’ daughter on screen. Finally, Jeanne Cooper who plays Katherine Chancellor and Jess Walton, whose character is Jill Foster Abbott, are the last of the cast to join Marie. The two discuss their characters rivalry and their favorite on-screen battles. Plus, the cast answers their fans most pressing questions about what goes on in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Marie closes the episode with a tribute to William J. Bell, the co-creator and head writer of “The Young and the Restless.”



Earlier today “General Hospital” stars Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Genie Francis (Laura Spencer), Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin), Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake), Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) and Finola Hughes (Anna Devanne) were joined by executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati as they rang The Opening Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of the shows 50th anniversary, airing today, April 1.

Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext

Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext

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Rick Rowell/ABC

Rick Rowell/ABC

Today, April 1, ABC’s “General Hospital” celebrates its 50th anniversary in style! Before the anniversary episode airs (note: due to a national network preemption on Wednesday, March 13, this episode was originally scheduled to air on Friday, March 29; the Tuesday, April 2 episode was the episode previously scheduled to air as the anniversary episode on Monday, April 1) fans of the soaps most recognizable couple can watch “The View” for Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer) or “The Chew” for Genie Francis (Laura Spencer).

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