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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Randy Holmes/ABC Family

It looks like former “General Hospital” star Nathan Parsons (ex-Ethan Lovett) has some bloody good news to celebrate: He’s been cast in the role of James on HBO’s “True Blood!”

TV Line first reported the news that the “Bunheads” star will be replacing Luke Grimes in the role, reportedly due to Grimes request to be let go from the show due to creative differences.

Look for Parsons to make his debut as the hunky young vampire rumored to be in a love triangle when “True Blood” returns for its seventh and final season this summer.



Monty Brinton/CBS

Monty Brinton/CBS

Canadian fans of “The Young and the Restless” actress Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) may have the chance to get up close and personal with the Genoa City star, as she’s heading to Ontario for a star-studded event!

On Friday, January 17, the actress will join actor/producer DTeflon to host An Evening With the Stars Sick Kids Hospital Believe Foundation at the Ivy Social Club in Vaughan, Ontario. The event begins at 10:00PM with a private dinner followed by a meet-and-greet after party from 12:00 to 2:00AM.

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Steph/Lionel/FDC13/Visual

Soap opera fans may best know actress June Squibb from her 2008-2009 stint as Katherine Chancellor’s (Jeanne Cooper) diner friend, Pearl, on “The Young and the Restless,” but the rest of the world will see her shine at this year’s Academy Awards for her role in Alexander Payne’s film, “Nebraska.”

The former soap actress joins Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o and Julia Roberts in the category of Best Supporting Actress.

Watch for the Academy Awards to air on ABC on Sunday, March 2.



Chris Haston/NBC

Chris Haston/NBC

Even though she’s on “Days of our Lives,” hosts “The Biggest Loser,” and graces the covers of countless magazines, the world just can’t seem to get enough of Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady). And now fans of the busy mom of two have another venture to look forward to: Her new book, “Scared Scriptless.”

The actress took to Twitter to announce the reveal of the book’s cover, along with a link to details about the book, which is due out in bookstores on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. “Just in — my book cover!” she wrote. “So excited 2 share with you!! Like it?”

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Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television

Sonja Flemming/CBS

Sonja Flemming/CBS

The recent behind-the-scenes drama over at “The Young and the Restless” has created quite a storm, but a little bit of sunshine broke through the clouds today when CBS announced it has renewed the 40-year-old soap opera through 2017. Fans of the show have taken to Twitter to congratulate the cast and crew, and they’re not alone in the celebration: The actors are also thrilled that the sudser they call home received the official extension.

“This is amazing news!” Daniel Goddard (Cane) tweeted. “You, our amazing fans, will get to enjoy ‘Y&R’ for years to come!”

Added Joshua Morrow (Nicholas): “Huge thank you to all of our fans… U appreciate what we do… U stick with us through our ups and downs… our rich history lives on because of u!”

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Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television

The entertainment world has seen yet another sad loss: Actor Frank Marth (ex-Lt. Phil Parker, “The Young and the Restless”) died on Sunday, January 12 in Rancho Mirage, California, from heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease.

Though best known for his background roles on “The Honeymooners” opposite Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows and Art Carney, the 91-year-old appeared in a slew of television and films throughout his more than 50 years in show business. Some of them include “Barnaby Jones,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” his 1986 stint on “Y&R,” a detective in “Madame X” opposite Lana Turner and an Air Force man in the Gregory Peck film “Marooned.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the story, services for the beloved actor will be private.



Monty Brinton/CBS

Monty Brinton/CBS

While it seems that the entire world has been abuzz over the recent news that “The Young and the Restless’” Michael Muhney (ex-Adam Newman) was reportedly fired for sexual misconduct, there’s been one person who’s been unusually quiet as of late: Muhney himself. And now Radar Online is reporting that there’s a very specific reason why the once vocal star is keeping mum!

According to the publication, which also ran the controversial recent interview with Muhney’s former co-star, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman), the Illinois native has been “muzzled” by CBS and Sony and is not allowed to talk about the sexual allegations launched against him nor Braeden’s interview. “Eric’s comments were off base and his version of the events is very different from Michael’s,” a source close to Muhney told Radar. “It’s very frustrating that Eric made these remarks, because Michael has been ordered by Sony and CBS to not discuss anything about the show or cast.

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Robert Voets/Nickelodean

Robert Voets/Nickelodean

Robert Adamson may best be known as “The Young and the Restless’” Noah Newman, but what many fans might not know is that the actor is also a talented director. He’s made several short films — and he even met his real life flame, Linsey Godfrey (Caroline Spencer, “The Bold and the Beautiful”), after casting her in one of his recent projects! Soap Opera Network caught up with Adamson, who gave us the scoop on his films, love life, “Y&R” and more!

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Sonja Flemming/CBS

Sonja Flemming/CBS

ABC’s “Modern Family” is about to get a bump up in coolness: “The Talk” panelist and host of the CW’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Aisha Tyler is set to guest star on the popular sitcom later this season!

A rep for the show confirms that the California native will be appearing in the 16th episode of the comedy’s fifth and current season as Wendy, a former law school classmate of Mitchell’s (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) who unexpectedly becomes his boss.

Tyler and Ferguson will be taping their scenes this week for the episode, which is titled “Spring-a-Ding-Fling.”

Meanwhile, fans who just can’t get enough of Tyler can tune in to CBS’s “The Price Is Right” on Wednesday, January 15, as she’ll be appearing as that day’s celebrity guest model.



Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Ever since the news broke last September that Guy Wilson would be replacing Chandler Massey as “Days of our Lives” beloved character, Will Horton, many fans have been chomping at the bit to see the actor’s take on the important role. Well, the wait is finally over, as Wilson made his debut as Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) son today!

As we previously reported, Massey’s exit off the canvas followed by Wilson’s entrance into Salem was rather quick: Massey was last seen in the role less than a week ago. The show’s actors seemed to take the switch in stride, connecting with the nuWill rather seamlessly. But what about the fans? Were you all able to embrace the new face of Sonny’s (Freddie Smith) lover? Tell us what you thought below!

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