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
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David Becker/Getty Images

As we previously reported, former “All My Children” actress Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe) will be appearing on tonight’s episode of the drama series “Blue Bloods.”

Titled “Ties That Bind,” the episode features Budig as Connie, the wife of Mickey (Tom Cavanagh), a childhood friend of Danny (Donnie Wahlberg). And things might just get a bit crazy, because Mickey’s under investigation for having ties to an infamous mob family!

Click here for a preview, and tune into CBS tonight for the full episode, which airs at 10/9c.

UPDATE: Budig will be live tweeting during tonight’s airing! Join the live conversation here, and don’t forget to use #BlueBloods and @RebeccaBudig when asking your questions!

 



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Bob D'Amico/ABC

Bob D’Amico/ABC

It looks like “Grey’s Anatomy” star Chandra Wilson and hospitals are a match made in heaven: She’s temporarily taking a break from her “Grey’s” Seattle hospital home and visiting “General Hospital’s” Port Charles!

“I grew up with [“GH”]; it holds such a place in my heart,” the actress told Soaps In Depth, who broke the story. “Even though we’ve shared the same lot for 10 years, I can’t talk to anybody on the lot… it’s weird to see them because they’re supposed to be in Port Charles! I have that kind of fan disconnect.”

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Dennis Kwan

Dennis Kwan

Ever walk into a room and get a resounding boo? “General Hospital’s” Parry Shen (Brad Cooper) sure has, but the New York native took it in stride. When several people at this year’s “GH” Fan Club weekend shouted their disapproval upon Shen’s arrival to the event, he laughed it off and took it as par for the course.

“I got a cacophony of boos, but it’s been nice that people have sort of been able to realize that [Brad] is just an evil heel to have around,” Shen told Soap Opera Network. “I’ve been reading everything — the good and the bad — about how inappropriate he is and… what I really was surprised about was some people are picking up on the humor that I’m trying to inject. I was really happy about that, because I wasn’t sure if that was going over people’s heads or if they were having a knee-jerk reaction, like, ‘This guy is such a douche!’”

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios; Cliff Lipson/CBS (insert)

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios; Cliff Lipson/CBS (insert)

The cast and crew of “The Young and the Restless” have a major milestone to smile about: The CBS sudser has officially marked its 25 year anniversary of being the number one rated soap opera on national television! In honor of the very special occasion, Soap Opera Network spoke with longtime castmember Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), who’s been with the show since 1978, to discuss the elements that have gone into keeping “Y&R” in the coveted top-notch position for so long.

Lasting a quarter of a century as the number one show in its genre is quite a feat, and it’s one that Davidson and the rest of the “Y&R” cast and crew credits to creator William J. Bell, who poured his heart and soul into putting together a believable product with a rich cast of characters. “It’s an amazing streak of time [being in the number one spot],” Davidson begins. “It’s been absolutely fabulous and a testament to Bill and what he started 40 years ago. I know that when I was working closely with him, [writing the show was] pretty much all he did. I had visions of him Christmas morning, when his kids were opening packages, taking notes on wrapping paper about what he wanted his characters to do. And I know to some degree, it was very true. I mean, he just wouldn’t stop thinking about it.”

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Just when you thought you’d seen soap star Crystal Hunt in the most outlandish situations ever (in her roles as stripper Stacy Morasco on “One Life to Live” and bratty diva Lizzie Spaulding on “Guiding Light”), she goes and pulls a real-life stunt that outshines any of her previous onscreen shenanigans: She reportedly smashed glass in a woman’s face during a soap-topping bar brawl!

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John Paschal/JPI Studios

If you live in the Sooner State and are a fan of “The Young and the Restless,” then you’re in for a post-holiday treat: Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) will be stopping by for  a special (and free!) meet and greet!

The actor will be visiting the Cherokee Casino in Ramona, Oklahoma, on Saturday, January 25, from 6PM to 7:15PM and Sunday, January 26, from 10AM to 11AM. Catch the popular star at “The Watering Hole,” which is located inside the casino.

For more information on Cherokee Casino Ramona, check out the establishment’s official website.



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Jon McKee Studio

Jon McKee Studio

There’s a rumor going around that former “All My Children” star Vincent Irizarry (ex-David Hayward) has been tapped to play the role of “General Hospital’s” Valentin Cassadine — a role former “AMC” star Matthew Borlenghi (ex-Brian Bodine) had been cast to play before the storyline was scrapped back in 2009. And when Borlenghi caught wind of the supposed recast, his online comments prompted “GH” headscribe, Ron Carlivati, to shed some news on the Irizarry casting rumor!

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CBS

Genoa City’s two greatest rivals are coming together, and they’re inviting you in for the action!

On the heels of “The Young and the Restless” officially reaching an outstanding 25 year mark as television’s number one rated daytime soap opera, Eric Braeden (Victor) and Peter Bergman (Jack) will be taking to Twitter for a special live chat in which they’ll answer fan questions about their onscreen rivalry, love interests, the show’s spectacular history and more!

The fun begins on Friday, December 13 at 12:30 PM EST/9:30 AM PT,  and fans should use #YR as well as @EBraeden for Braeden and @YandR_CBS for Bergman when asking the talented soap opera veterans questions. Good luck and happy tweeting!



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It looks like “All My Children” and “General Hospital” alum, Eddie Matos (ex-Ricky Torres and ex-Peter Marquez, respectively) is headed to The CW’s popular series, “Hart of Dixie,” and a big dose of romance is coming along with him!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Matos is joining the primetime sudser in the recurring role of Enrique, an attractive Latino driver for Grandma Bettie Breeland (Marcee Cheatham), who’s also a struggling poet. “Passionate, charming and incredibly romantic,” Enrique will be on a mission to win the heart of one of the Bluebell beauties!

Catch Matos, whose credits also include guest spots on “Psych,” “Awake,” and “House,” in the new season of the show, which returns to the screen on Monday, January 13.



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Lesley Bohm/CBS

If a dose of “The Young and the Restless’” Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla Winters) is just what you’ve been craving this holiday season, then get ready for your wish to come true! The former daytime star will be appearing in an upcoming original UP film titled “Marry Me for Christmas.”

The romantic, home-for-the-holidays feature follows Marci Jewel (Malinda Williams), the owner and creative director of an up-and-coming ad agency who’s happy about her life as a NYC single gal — until the holidays roll around! “While all of her cousins are married and having babies, Marci remains the lone holdout in the large Chandler family clan who has put marriage and motherhood on hold for the sake of her career,” states an official press release. “As the family’s epic Christmas celebration is about to start, Marci learns that her favorite cousin Dana (Tamara Bass), her husband Frankie (Jason Weaver) and their family are leaving the country for five years on missionary work. So at the last minute, Marci promises to come home for the holidays for the first time in years. With a deadline looming for a new client, she drags her employee Adam (Brad James) in tow to Atlanta and does the only thing she can do in the face of unbearable pressure from her ailing mom Stephanie (Rowell), aunt Myra (DeEtta West), uncle Donald (Greg Alan Williams) and cousin Preston (Carl Payne): fakes a fiancé.”

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