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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Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures

Former “One Life to Live” actor Roger Hill, who played Alex Lowndes, has died.

According to reports, the 65-year-old actor passed away on Thursday, February 20 in New York City. Having spent most of his career in theater, the Bronx native is also known for his role as gang lord Cyrus in the film “Warriors,” and Chingachgook in the TV mini-series “The Leatherstocking Tales.” Soap opera fans, however, most remember him as Llanview’s Alex, which he played in the early 80s.

Hill is survived by his only son, film editor Chris W. Hill.



Frank Ockenfels/E! Entertainment

Frank Ockenfels/E! Entertainment

Good news Kirsten Storms fans: The actress will be back filming as “General Hospital’s” Maxie Jones very soon!

Storms, who is currently on maternity leave enjoying the new daughter she shares with husband Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny Zacchara), took to Twitter to announce that she’ll be back to work next week!

“Just spoke with [executive producer] @valentinifrak,” she wrote. “Very excited to return to work next week. I wonder what Maxie has been up to on her vacation…”

Storms gave birth to baby Harper Rose on January 7 of this year. She is the couple’s first child together.



MichellStafford.com

MichellStafford.com

Former “The Young and the Restless” star Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman) repeatedly told reporters that she was walking away from her popular daytime role to pursue other projects, and rumors are swirling that her next gig might be over at “General Hospital!”

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Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Rumors have been swirling that “Days of our Lives’” star John Aniston (Victor Kiriakis) is ready to retire from the sudser, but it seems fans can rest easy, as the actor himself has addressed whether he’ll stay or whether he’ll go!

When Soap Opera Digest asked whether or not he does intend to leave, the actor answered in his typical joking fashion: “Well, I am lost in the building, so I might as well stay!”

Aniston, who’s the real life father of actress Jennifer Aniston, joined the NBC soap in 1985.



Robert Voets/CBS

Robert Voets/CBS

Melody Thomas Scott may be celebrating her 35th anniversary as “The Young and the Restless’” Nikki Newman, but that doesn’t mean her Genoa City alter ego is the only acting challenge on her plate: She’s booked a guest starring role on CBS’s “The Crazy Ones!” And guess what? The Los Angeles native will be playing a boozy librarian — which won’t be a far stretch, considering Nikki is a recovering alcoholic!

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Ever since it was announced that former “Knots Landing” actress Donna Mills is headed to “General Hospital,” tongues have been wagging regarding character details and a first airdate. And while the Illinois native has yet to reveal any details about her new alter ego, she has announced when fans can expect her to make her Port Charles debut!

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Sean Smith/JPI Studios; Chapman Baehler/TOLN

Sean Smith/JPI Studios; Chapman Baehler/TOLN

Ever since we reported that a pilot starring Cynthia Watros (Kelly Andrews, “The Young and the Restless”) was picked up by MTV, speculation began that Watros would be leaving “Y&R” to participate in the new MTV series.

Earlier tonight, Watros confirmed our suspicions by tweeting to her fans that she will indeed be leaving the CBS soap. But CBS wasted no time in recasting the role – an hour later Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime Angelica McDaniel announced that former “All My Children” veteran Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Martin) will be replacing her!

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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Denis Guignebourg/JPI Studios

Denis Guignebourg/JPI Studios

“The Bold and the Beautiful” has shot on location in a variety of places around the globe, but for the first time ever, the sudser has chosen the Middle East as its next destination!

A select few members of the crew and cast — which includes Thorsten Kaye (Ridge), Don Diamont (Bill) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) — will be heading to Abu Dhabi and Dubai from Monday, March 17 through Wednesday, March 19 for a storyline arc that TV Guide reports is expected to hit the air in late May or early June.

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Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Ratings Report for the Week of February 10-14, 2014

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,289,000 (-193,000/+689,000)
2. B&B 3,829,000 (-310,000/+309,000)
3. GH 3,012,000 (+45,000/+370,000)
4. DAYS 2,881,000 (-6,000/+435,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.8/11 (-.1/+.4)
2. B&B 2.7/8 (-.2/+.1)
3. GH 2.2/7 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 2.1/6 (same/+.2)

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Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

UPDATE: Today marks “General Hospital’s” 13,000th episode, and in honor of the very special event, several of the sudser’s stars are taking to Twitter to chat live with fans!

You can join Kristen Alderson (Kiki), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Jimmy Deshler (Rafe), Tequan Richmond (T.J.), Ian Buchanan (Duke) during the East coast broadcast of the show (at 2ET/11PT) and Sean Blakemore (Shawn), Kimberly McCullough (Robin), Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) during the West coast broadcast of the show (4ET/1PT).

Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) and Kathleen Gati (Dr. Obrecht) may also join, time permitting.

Use #GH13000 to join the conversation!









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