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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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Love in the afternoon is about to take a provocative turn with “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” latest storyline twist for Bill (Don Diamont): He’ll be taking part in some risqué mattress mambos — complete with whips and delight — with none other than the town’s psychotic villainess, Quinn Fuller (Rena Sofer)!

“We’re not cable, but we certainly take it as far as we can — and I don’t think there’s ever been anything like it in daytime,” teases Diamont to TV Guide, who first reported the news of the sexy, S&M story that kicks off Friday, February 21.

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Patrick Harbron/TOLN

Patrick Harbron/TOLN

As we previously reported, former “One Life to Live” actor Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth) had landed a starring role in Lifetime’s pilot, “Un-Real,” which has now officially been picked up by the network!

Deadline reports that Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which was inspired by the award-winning short “Sequin Raze” and centers around a fictional competitive dating program in which the relationships of the contestants are manipulated to spur major drama and outrageous footage. Kelly plays the role of Jeremy, whose ex-girlfriend (Shiri Appleby) is responsible for the relationship meddling.

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Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Prospect Park and ABC battled it out in court this morning over the $100+ million lawsuit the former launched against the latter over the soaps “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” And it looks like Prospect Park has won the first round!

According to Deadline Hollywood, ABC was denied its motion to strike the part of Prospect Park’s amended complaint in which the production company asked to have the license agreement for both online shows extended and licensing payments to ABC halted while the breach of contract suit moves forward.

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

UPDATE Fri, 2/7/14 7:35 PM ET: Ben (Gaston) is Jordan’s (Stause) brother and first airs on Wednesday, February 26 (to the audience).

PREVIOUS 2/6/14 11:03 PM: Best known for his singing stints in “Nashville Star” and “If I Can Dream,” country music singer and actor Justin Gaston has joined the cast of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” in the contract role of Ben, who a casting call from last summer described as “early-to-mid 20s… midwestern or southern (very slight southern accent) country boy. He is utterly charming in his honest sincere approach to life and love. Ben can also sing and/or play the guitar, though it is not necessary.” The actor began filming scenes in mid-October and will first air later this month.

Gaston will initially share scenes with Freddie Smith (Sonny), Brendon Coughlin (Tad) and Chrishell Stause (Jordan), who Ben may share a hidden past.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

CBS

CBS

While the rest of the world enjoys hearts and chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day, the characters on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” will be getting a huge dose of Lovers’ Day drama!

Friday, February 14 will be filled with heartbreak on “B&B” as Liam (Scott Clifton) refuses to give up on Hope (Kim Matula) — even though she’s enjoying her very first Valentine’s Day with new lover Wyatt (Darin Brooks)! Meanwhile, certain Los Angeles residents don’t how to feel about Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) plans to get married, with Bill (Don Diamont) going so far as to try and woo Brooke back! Will he succeed? And where will all of the drama leave Katie (Heather Tom), who is secretly yearning for Ridge and fighting the urge to follow her heart?

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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Bell-Phillip Television Productions

Bell-Phillip Television Productions

“The Bold and the Beautiful” has upped its glitz and glamour factor with the unveiling of a brand new, colorful website that not only keeps fans up-to-date on everything happening at the sudser, but also completely immerses fans in the “B&B” world!

Designed by David H. Lawrence XVII and Steve Loyola of VO2GoGO, Inc, in partnership with executive producer Bradley P. Bell and the show’s production team, the modernized site contains full screen, rotating images, gallery photographs and user-friendly buttons that allow viewers to access a complete “B&B” experience. There’s also a live social media feed of the show’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, a “Watch Now” platform that includes video teasers of upcoming episodes, and a blog that details news regarding the show.

Go to www.boldandbeautiful.com to check it out!



Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Ratings Report for the Week of January 27-31, 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 5,726,000 (+350,000/+1,028,000) * <—- 6 year high
2. B&B 4,168,000 (+232,000/+631,000) ** <—- 7 year high
3. GH 3,098,000 (+21,000/+251,000)
4. DAYS 2,881,000 (+22,000/+257,000)

* New high for JFP/Passanante/Altman regime
* Highest since February 25-29, 2008

** Highest since April 9-13, 2007

 

Households
1. Y&R 4.0/12 (+.2/+.5) * <—– 5 year high
2. B&B 2.9/8 (+.1/+.3)
3. GH 2.3/7 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 2.1/6 (same/+.1)

* New high for JFP/Passanante/Altman regime
* Highest since February 16-20, 2009

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Huge congratulations are in order for CBS Daytime, as the network’s entire lineup managed to attract its largest weekly audience in more than eight years!

According to Nielsen ratings for the week of Monday, January 27 through Friday, January 31, “The Talk” averaged 3.19 million viewers — its largest weekly audience ever — while “Let’s Make a Deal” part one attracted 3.71 million viewers, and “Let’s Make a Deal” part two attracted 4.22 million viewers — also the show’s highest ratings ever. With 6.08 million viewers, “The Price Is Right” part one posted its highest ratings since December of 2004, while “The Price Is Right” part two garnered 7.12 million viewers, its highest since December 2005.

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Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Get ready to see some serious drama from “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Ashley Jones (ex-Bridget Forrester; ex-Megan Dennison, “The Young and the Restless”), who’ll be appearing in an upcoming episode of “Criminal Minds” that sounds like it might give her soap gigs a run for their money!

Titled “Gabby,” the Wednesday, February 26 episode of the CBS drama has Jones starring as Kate Hoffer, the mother of a 4-year-old girl who goes missing while visiting a relative in Mississippi. The BAU uncovers some startling truths in their search for the child — but will suspicions about Kate be part of those revelations?

Tune into CBS to catch the episode at a special time — 10PM ET/PT on Wednesday, February 26 — to find out!



PGP

PGP

As we previously reported, soap actress Crystal Hunt (Stacy Morasco, “One Life to Live;” Lizzie Spaulding, “Guiding Light”) was arrested back in December for allegedly smashing a glass into another woman’s face. And she’s now officially been charged with the crime, meaning she could face up to four years in prison!

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