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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David Becker/Getty Images

Longtime fans of “All My Children’s” Rebecca Budig would love to see her return as Jackson Montgomery’s (Walt Willey) firecracker daughter, Greenlee Smythe. But will the busy actress make a return appearance to Pine Valley as the character she originated back in 1999?

Earlier today, a fan asked the beloved beauty via Twitter if she’s been approached for the reboot of the classic show. Her response: “Yes and no. Not for the next round of shooting.”

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File Photo

A soap is a soap is a soap. Or is it? That’s the question the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences committee is rumored to be discussing at their next meeting, where the fate of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will be determined.

“OLTL” is eligible to compete in this year’s Emmy competition because the show aired episodes during calendar year 2012 (the soap aired its ABC finale in January of that year). But what about next year? Now that both soaps will be airing exclusively online, will they be permitted to compete against “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” and “The Young and the Restless”?

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David M. Russell/TOLN

David M. Russell/TOLN

You’ve heard the buzz about what to expect when The OnLine Network debuts “All My Children” (via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes) on Monday, April 29, and now you can see for yourself what the classic soap is going to look like when it hits its new web home!

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Disney/ABC Domestic Television

As previously reported by Soap Opera Network, ABC News’ “20/20″ will be honoring the 50th anniversary of ABC’s “General Hospital” on Saturday, April 6. Dubbed “‘General Hospital’ – The Real Soap Dish,” Katie Couric will take viewers behind the scenes of the fictional town of Port Charles, NY. The hour-long special will include interviews with such “GH” stars as Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Genie Francis (Laura Spencer), Jack Wagner (Frisco Jones), Rick Springfield (Noah Drake), Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri) and many more. Fans will also get to hear from Frank Valentini, who has spearheaded the soap into increased ratings since taking over as executive producer in January 2012.

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Craig Sjodin/ABC

Craig Sjodin/ABC

Always wanted to have a chat with “General Hospital’s” Finola Hughes (Anna Devane)? Now’s your chance! On Thursday, March 21, during the East coast broadcast of the show (2:00 – 3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT), the actress will be joining fans for a live Twitter chat!

As you chitter chatter with Hughes, Duke (Ian Buchanan) and Mac (John J. York) will be discussing their relationship woes onscreen — and you can bet Anna and Felicia (Kristina Wagner) will be doing the same! Both ladies believe they should move on from their former flames, but… True love holds strong! Or does it?

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Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Cutie pie Molly Burnett left her role as “Days of our Lives’” Melanie Jonas in September, and the actress is already bringing her signature sunshiny smile elsewhere: To MTV!

Burnett stars as Ashley Bloom in the network’s new “Made” movie, “Ladies’ Man,” which follows a college freshman (Dave Davis) who enlists the help of his former babysitter (Burnett) — now the campus sorority queen — as well as Jill (Melia Renee) to teach him how to become the ultimate wooer of women. The film also features rising stars Ryan Guzman (“The Last Exorcism Part II”), Mark Daugherty (“Awkward”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Cole Escola (“Jack in a Box”), and Jeffery Self (“Desperate Housewives”).

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TeleNext Media, Inc.

TeleNext Media, Inc.

Emme Rylan may be between soaps at the moment (having recently left her role as “The Young and the Restless’” Abby Newman in order to play “General Hospital’s” Lulu Spencer), but you can still catch her onscreen — if you’re quick!

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Nick Collins

Nick Collins

Disney/ABC Domestic Television announced today that Cedric “The Entertainer” would be replacing Meredith Vieira as host of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” beginning with the shows 12th season scheduled to debut in national syndication this Fall.

“We are thrilled to announce that Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ will be at the helm as our new host of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,’” said Janice Marinelli, president, Disney-ABC Domestic Television, in a statement. “With his deep roots as a successful stand-up comedian and actor, Cedric will bring his fresh approach and unpredictable fun to the show.”

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The OnLine Network/TOLN

The OnLine Network/TOLN

Prospect Park continues to channel “One Life to Live’s” original title of “Between Heaven and Hell” in a new audition script, which holds true to their desire to make the online version of the show “edgier” and “fresh.”

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Donna Svennevik/ABC

Donna Svennevik/ABC

Trevor St. John‘s first acting gig was courtesy of the 1993 film “Benny & Joon.” Although he was only a stand-in for Aidan Quinn‘s character, Benjamin “Benny” Pearl,” the actor credits the experience for giving him that certain bug. “The energy and pace of the movie set really caught my interest and was the reason I chose Los Angeles over New York. I’ve wanted to relive that feeling ever since.”

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