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

 
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Rick Rowell/ABC

Rick Rowell/ABC

On Saturday, April 6, fans of ABC’s “General Hospital” will be able to learn more about the 50 year history of one of television’s longest running programs. On that day, ABC News will feature the soap during that night’s airing of “20/20,” Soap Opera Network has learned.

“GH’s” Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) tweeted on Monday, “Just finished a sit down interview with 20/20 for #gh 50 year anniversary. #blessed #proud #honored.” Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri) also tweeted about being part of the episode. “But the lovely man doing the story for ’20/20′ did tell me i am a ‘sound bite machine’…” More star appearances are expected to be announced next week along with the timeslot in which fans can expect to tune in.

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Monty Brinton/CBS

Monty Brinton/CBS

For those that don’t know him or have yet to discover him, Robert Scott Wilson is both a model and an actor. In September 2012, Wilson won the coveted position as the first-ever male model on “The Price is Right.” The game show hosted by Drew Carey, currently in its 41st season on CBS, issued an open casting call for male models in Los Angeles in August of last year and hundreds of hopefuls showed up. After being narrowed down to just 26 individuals, the men competed in a series of challenges that were featured on priceisright.com. Such challenges included writing and singing original lyrics based on the theme music from the iconic series. Ultimately, Wilson beat out finalists Clint Brink and Nick Denbeigh and began a week-long stint in mid-October, which has since turned into a regular gig. When news first broke that Wilson would be joining the cast of “All My Children” in the contract role of Peter Cortlandt, one could only wonder if he would be departing the game show after such a short period of time. Wonder no more as the actor tells Soap Opera Network, he’ll be doing both!

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Chris Haston/NBC

Chris Haston/NBC

The annual “General Hospital” Fan Club Weekend is more than 130 days away, but it’s never too early to find out who’s scheduling time with their fans. On Friday, July 26 from 9:00 PM to midnight, “GH’s” Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) will be hosting “An Evening with Kelly Monaco” at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel in Studio City, CA.

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Wireimage

On Sunday, July 28 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, “General Hospital’s” Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin) will be hosting his first “GH” Fan Club Weekend event in a number of years. The event is currently titled “Kin Shriner Event (with Special Guest),” as per the Official “GH” Fan Club Website. The cost of the event is $60 per person. For more information, fans are asked to contact Jim Warren at FansGH@aol.com.

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Facebook

As previously reported, singer/actor Corbin Bleu has joined the cast of TOLN’s “One Life to Live” in the contract role of Jeffrey King. The actor released the following statement to his 338,000+ Facebook followers:

“I’m very excited about joining the “One Life to Live’ family and beginning a new chapter in the shows long history. I can’t wait to meet the entire talented cast & crew and begin filming at ‘One Life to Live.”

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As expected, The OnLine Network (TOLN) has released new logos for “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” New opening sequences (length TBD) are also expected to be released when the shows debut on Monday, April 29 at 12:00 PM ET on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.

The OnLine Network/TOLN

The OnLine Network/TOLN



The CW

The CW

TOLN’s “One Life to Live” announced today that “High School Musical” star Corbin Bleu (as Chad Danforth) has joined its cast in the contract role of Jeffrey King. The character is described as a ” brilliant young reporter who moves to Llanview to work for publisher, Victoria Lord (Erica Slezak) at Llanview’s newspaper, The Banner.” Soap Opera Network first brought you word on the character being part of the Banner family back on February 19. According to TOLN, the character is a friend of Matthew Buchanan (Robert Gorrie) and Danielle Manning (Kelley Missal).

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Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

UPDATE 9:04 PM ET: Due to a national preemption on ABC today, “General Hospital” will likely air its 50th anniversary episode on Tuesday, April 2 instead.

PREVIOUS: Beginning Friday, March 29 at 10:00 PM ET/PT and running through Monday, April 1 at 12:00 AM ET/PT (Sunday night/Monday morning), SOAPnet will be airing a 50-hour marathon of 50 classic episodes from the 50 years of ABC’s “General Hospital.” The marathon is kicked off with the very first episode of the drama series, which aired on April 1, 1963. The unprecedented event leads into the special anniversary episode of “GH,” which airs Monday, April 1 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET/1:00-2:00 PM PT/CT on ABC and 9:00 PM ET/PT on SOAPnet. The cable network will air an encore of the episode at 12:00 AM ET/PT (Monday night/Tuesday morning). Episodes from every decade the show has been on the air will be featured.

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The OnLine Network (aka TOLN)

The OnLine Network (aka TOLN)

Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network (aka TOLN) formally revealed its new re-designed logo. The logo is a step up from the original one Soap Opera Network first revealed back on February 18.

Styled in a manner in which viewers will always know that TOLN is online and ready for network quality viewing of its programming, the Prospect Park created network will make its mark when it premieres “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” on Monday, April 29 at 12:00 PM ET on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.

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(L) Jeff Xander; (R) Jeff Farsai

(L) Jeff Xander; (R) Jeff Farsai

The annual “General Hospital” Fan Club Weekend is more than 130 days away, but it’s never too early to find out who’s scheduling time with their fans. On Sunday, July 28 from 9:00 PM to midnight, “GH’s” Teresa Castillo (Sabrina Santiago) and Emily Wilson (Ellie Trout) will be hosting “Girls’ Night Out” at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel in Studio City, CA.

At a cost of $85 per person, “Girls’ Night Out” is described as an event where “fashion styles come and go and beauty trends fade in and out. One thing that’s always in style is  quality time with your friends. At Girls Night Out, expect the unexpected. One thing you can expect is a lot of laughter, gossip and a few friends from the hospital to stop by. Rule number one: Whatever happens at ‘Girls’ Night Out’ stays at ‘Girls’ Night Out!’”

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