UPDATE 9:04 PM ET: Due to a national preemption on ABC today, “General Hospital” will likely air its 50th anniversary episode on Tuesday, April 2 instead.
PREVIOUS: Beginning Friday, March 29 at 10:00 PM ET/PT and running through Monday, April 1 at 12:00 AM ET/PT (Sunday night/Monday morning), SOAPnet will be airing a 50-hour marathon of 50 classic episodes from the 50 years of ABC’s “General Hospital.” The marathon is kicked off with the very first episode of the drama series, which aired on April 1, 1963. The unprecedented event leads into the special anniversary episode of “GH,” which airs Monday, April 1 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET/1:00-2:00 PM PT/CT on ABC and 9:00 PM ET/PT on SOAPnet. The cable network will air an encore of the episode at 12:00 AM ET/PT (Monday night/Tuesday morning). Episodes from every decade the show has been on the air will be featured.
There are lots of questions surrounding the Monday, April 29 launch of “All My Children” on The OnLine Network (TOLN), the main one being, “What can we expect?” Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard), Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard) and David Canary (Adam Chandler) took that question by storm during the show’s first official photo shoot in February, and while they couldn’t reveal storyline details, the three stars did open up about the high number of new and young faces on the show, how the shorter 30-minute time slot will affect their acting and how they feel about the women who hold Pine Valley’s future in their hands.
Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network (aka TOLN) formally revealed its new re-designed logo. The logo is a step up from the original one Soap Opera Network first revealed back on February 18.
Styled in a manner in which viewers will always know that TOLN is online and ready for network quality viewing of its programming, the Prospect Park created network will make its mark when it premieres “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” on Monday, April 29 at 12:00 PM ET on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.
UPDATE 5:00 PM ET: A CBS spokesperson has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Hartley Sawyer will replace Blake Hood in the role of Kyle Abbott on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” No further information was provided.
PREVIOUS: According to Soap Opera Digest, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” has recast Kyle Abbott, son of Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman), with daytime newcomer Hartley Sawyer. The actor replaces Blake Hood, who first aired in the role on April 27, 2012.
Amongst the news of TOLN setting a premiere date for both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” the network also formally announced that Roger Howarth had joined the cast of the online reboot of “OLTL” as his character Todd Manning. Previously, Soap Opera Network had reported the news through official word by representatives for the actor and via “OLTL” co-star Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord Buchanan).
Howarth will begin filming at the Stamford, CT studio of the soap on Monday, March 18. He will join the full cast of the soap for four weeks before returning to ABC’s “General Hospital.” It is understood that “OLTL” will complete filming its first batch of episodes (reportedly 40) on Friday, April 12. “AMC” will resume production on Monday, April 15, according to “AMC’s” Debbi Morgan (Angela Hubbard). Read More >>
On Wednesday, February 27, the casts of “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” gathered together for a photo shoot at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With photography by Chapman Baehler and styling by “Fashion Police” co-host George Kotsiopoulos, both shows premiere Monday, April 29 at 12:00 PM ET on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.
On Wednesday, February 27, the casts of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” gathered together for a photo shoot at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With photography by Chapman Baehler and styling by “Fashion Police” co-host George Kotsiopoulos, both shows premiere Monday, April 29 at 12:00 PM ET on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.
Reporting by Scotty Gore and Errol Lewis
With “All My Children” completing its first round of filming last Friday and “One Life to Live” set to begin filming next week, soap fans have been anxiously awaiting the much anticipated returns of their beloved Agnes Nixon daytime dramas. After months of speculation, Prospect Park has finally revealed that both series will debut on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes on Monday, April 29 at noon ET, with fans getting their first glimpse of the new Pine Valley and Llanview.
YouTube channel WIGS announced last week that it has picked up Season Two of its web series, “Blue,” and “All My Children” alum, Mark Consuelos (Mateo Santos) will appear alongside the series’ star, Julia Stiles (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “10 Things I Hate About You”)!
Written and directed by WIGS co-creator, Rodrigo Garcia (“Albert Nobbs,” “In Treatment”), “Blue” follows Stiles’ as the title character, a single mother trying to protect her son from the consequences of her secret life as an upscale escort. The show also features Holly Robinson Peete (“Mike & Molly,” “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”), Uriah Shelton (“The Glades”) Kathleen Quinlan (“Apollo 13”), Carla Gallo (“Bones,” “Men of a Certain Age”), James Morrison (“Revenge,” “24”), as well as Karen Graci as co-writer of the series.
The web comedy “Old Dogs & New Tricks” is in the midst of its second season, and guess what? Not only is “General Hospital’s” Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery) popping up on the series as Christoph, a Hollywood photographer who becomes a romantic alternative for one of the show’s leads, but it was “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester) who convinced him to join the show!