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



( — On Tuesday, May 17, the ABC Television Network presented its 2011-2012 primetime schedule in front of advertisers, affiliates and the press. Two months earlier I received intel on a new series called “Once Upon a Time” that the network had in development where fairy tales and the modern-day collide in the town of Storybooke.

From the moment I read up on the potential program, I knew I wanted to see how it would turn out. I’m happy to report that ABC has picked up the program to series and it will air on Sundays at 8:00 PM beginning this fall.

Based the clip I just received, I have to say that even though I knew this was going to be a program geared towards families, it does look a little darker than I ever expected while still remaining just light enough that the kiddies can stay up and watch.

About Once Upon a Time

Welcome to a world where fairytales are real. Anna Swan is like any other 28 year old, until she discovers she’s a lost princess destined to save her world from darkness. Experience the passion project of executive producers/creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Lost,” “Tron”). “Once Upon A Time” is a thrilling twist of our most beloved stories.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin (“Big Love”) as Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison (“House MD”) as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle (“The Full Monty,” “Trainspotting,” “SGU Stargate Universe”) as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham, Jared Gilmore (“Mad Men”) as Henry, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/John Doe and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie.

What do you think? Tell us your thoughts below.

Dating in the Middle Ages

( — If you liked what you saw in the debut episode of "Dating in the Middle Ages," you'll love what happens next in Episode 2.

If you like the series, why not contribute towards season two?

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    ( — For many of you, "Dating in the Middle Ages" may not immediately come to mind when you think of the latest trend hitting the internet – the era of the web soaps, but it is possibly the most fun you'll get out of the non-traditional soap opera. In February, Soap Opera Network conducted a candid interview with creator and star of "Dating in the Middle Ages," Devin Mills, but before we present you with that interview, we thought we'd give you a glimpse at all the fun and crazy antics that will surely turn into a guilty pleasure.

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      “One Life to Live” fans, who also happen to watch CBS’ “CSI: Miami,” should pay close attention to the Sunday, February 20 episode of the primetime drama as David Fumero (Cristian Vega) is set to play the role of Armando Salazar in the episode entitled “Last Stand.” “General Hospital’s” Robert LaSardo (ex-Manny/Mateo) is also set to return as Memmo Fiero,  the man who killed Horatio Caine’s (David Caruso) wife.


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      ( — Just days before next cycle’s “Dancing with the Stars” cast is announced during Monday’s episode of ABC’s “Bachelor Pad,” comes word that actor Jack Wagner, who portrays Nick Marone on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” is rumored to be joining the cast in the upcoming 11th season of the hit ABC reality-competition series.

      While ABC has had soap stars from the past and present appear on the series over the years, it was always someone from within the ABC/Disney family including the likes of “All My Children’s” Susan Lucci and Cameron Mathison, along with Aiden Turner who appeared in this past spring’s 10th season just after being fired from the ABC soap. “General Hospital’s” Kelly Monaco won it all in the first season of the program in the summer of 2005. Another notable alum is former “SoapTalk” (which aired on Disney cable network SOAPnet) co-host Lisa Rinna. When pressed for a response an ABC spokesman reminds us that the “network does not respond to casting rumors.”

      While Jack Wagner portrayed the role of Frisco Jones on ABC’s “General Hospital” from 1983-1988, 1989-1991, 1994 and 1995, it is highly unlikely that the network would be willing to help promote a rivals competing series, so the chances of him appearing are slim. Meanwhile, Mario Lopez was the closest a daytime soap star from another network has ever come to appearing on the show as he had just completed a brief stint on “B&B” just before “Dancing’s” second season premiere in 2006. He finished second with partner Karina Smirnoff.

      The official cast of “Dancing with the Stars’” 11th season will be made on Monday, August 30 during ABC’s “Bachelor Pad.”

      Stay tuned to Soap Opera Network and for all the latest developments relating to this story.

      Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 3:23 AM ET by Errol Lewis

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      ( — In the new issue of ABC Soaps in Depth, dated September 6, 2010, actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo has set the record straight on the marriage reports that rocked Hollywood blog sites in early July.

      On Wednesday, July 14, Soap Opera Network had reported that Vanessa Marcil had wed longtime love Carmine Giovinazzo ("CSI: NY") in an intimate ceremony attended by close family and friends. The report was based on details provided by US Magazine, which claimed that the mag had heard from a representative of the actress that "They [Marcil and Giovinazzo] were married in New York on Sunday night with family and close friends." With news that the actress had professionally changed her name from Vanessa Marcil to Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, it only solidified news of the nuptials. Now a month later, the actress has finally spoken out on what has apparently turned out to be nothing more than a blown out of proportion party that was being held in preparation of her upcoming nuptials to Mr. Giovinazzo, which is set to take place this winter.

      Just before taping began for her return to "General Hospital" in late July, the actress informed her employers at Disney/ABC Television that she had recently changed her name, which was done in order to give the company enough notice to update promotional materials in conjuction with her return to "GH." But why did she change her name at all if she isn't married? And why did it take so long to clear up all those reports?

      In her In Depth interview, Marcil Giovinazzo revealed that she changed her name prior to the actual event because "I wanted to use his name professionally" She added, "We have been in love for 11 years. We've always been in each other's lives." As for why it took more than a month to clear things up? "I'm completely unaware, as all my friends and family always like to remind me," she said. "We grew vegetables and we are so living under our own little rock! We don't even have a TV!" Well that explains a lot!

      Now how about when we can report on the REAL wedding? "We're going to have about 10 parties celebrating! But the details of the wedding are just going to be ours."

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        Monday, August 23, 2010 at 11:58 PM ET by Errol Lewis

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        ( — If being all over the soap press and "The View" in preparation of her return to ABC's "General Hospital" earlier this month wasn't enough, actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, who portrays Brenda Barrett, is set to make an appearance on the syndicated talk show "The Doctors" for the programs third season premiere.

        According to Marcil Giovinazzo's official website, the actress will appear as a guest co-host in a "mom-tourage" themed panel of the the daily talk show's Monday, September 13, season premiere. "The segment will feature rotating moms, experts, and celebrities discussing kid’s and women’s issues in a light-hearted way," the site said. "Dr. Lisa Masterson will moderate the discussions ranging from diapers, teething, and other issues facing mothers."

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          Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 9:49 AM ET by Errol Lewis

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          ( — As if being the most in demand actress in daytime wasn't enough, Vanessa Marcil, 41, can add newlywed and wife to her list of accomplishments in 2010 as the actress wed "CSI: NY" star Carmine Giovinazzo, 36, on Sunday, July 11 in New York City among family and friends, according to a statement released by the actress' representatives to Us Magazine. Marcil has opted to now also go by the name Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo professionally, according to her employers at Disney/ABC. 

          The actress' son, Kassius, with ex-boyfriend Brian Austin Green ("Beverly Hills, 90210") was among the attendees according to Us. The eight-year old also attended the nuptials of his daddy to actress Megan Fox ("Transformers") on June 24 in Hawaii.

          This is Marcil Giovinazzo's second marriage as she was previously married to Corey Feldman from 1989 to 1993 

          After a seven-year absence, Marcil Giovinazzo returns to ABC's "General Hospital" in the role of Brenda Barrett on Wednesday, August 11. The network is devoting an entire week to the actresses return, which has resulted in minor backlash from viewers that do not watch "GH" and would prefer to see "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" air in their regular scheduled timeslots on Tuesday, August 10.

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            Monday, June 14, 2010 at 1:39 AM ET by Errol Lewis

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            ( — Congratulations goes out to Jennifer Gareis, who portrays Donna Forrester on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," as the actress has welcomed her first child into the world.

            According to Soap Opera Digest, Gareis and husband Bobby said hello to their as-yet-to-be named baby boy on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 7:33 PM PT. The little one weighed in at 9lbs, 8 ounces and is 22 inches long. According to a statement released by a "B&B" representative, "Mommy and baby are both happy and healthy."

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              Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 4:16 PM ET by Errol Lewis

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              ( — Arianne Zucker's (Nicole Walker, "Days of our Lives") Lowd Suga line of jewelry and accessories gets a mention in new book, "Young, Restless & Broke" by Michelle Yu and Blossom Kan, which hit stores in April.

              In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Zucker says "I always appreciate when people think of me to write about. There are many people to choose from and in Michelle Yu's case, she chose me."

              The authors inked a deal with Zucker in January that includes an option to buy the book along-side a necklace set created specifically for the book. To get a look at the jewlery included in the set, go to Lowd Suga's Website.

              To purchase the book, head on over to

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