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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Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

In remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombings that took place one year ago, a portion of the east coast broadcast of ABC’s “General Hospital” will be preempted on Tuesday, April 15, a representative for the network informs Soap Opera Network. ABC News will cut into the broadcast from approximately 2:35 PM to 2:55 PM, EST.

According to the network, there will be no changes made to the episode  (#13,036) to accommodate the preemption. Therefore, viewers will still be able to tune in to see Sonny’s conscience continuing to haunt him, while Carlos fears he could be accused of shooting AJ. Jordan begins her new job, while Ava and Julian confront each other about their deeds, and Ned (Wally Kurth) returns to Port Charles.

Viewers on the east coast looking to watch the episode in its entirety can do so by utlizing the power of WATCH ABC, Hulu Plus or their cable/satellite providers ABC OnDemand service.

The east coast preemption will not affect the west coast airing.



CBS

CBS

Good news, sports fans: “The Young and the Restless” is scoring another appearance by Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Champion Michael Robinson!

The fullback, who last appeared as a businessman in the Thursday, March 13 episode of the sudser, will be back to CBS on Wednesday, April 16 to tape scenes that will air on Monday, May 19. According to Soap Opera Digest, Robinson will appear in scenes with Eric Braeden (Victor) and Sean Carrigan (Stitch).



Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Whoa, baby! “The Young and the Restless’” Genoa City is getting a brand new OB/GYN: “Supergirl” film star Helen Slater, who’ll be playing the role of Dr. Chiverton for at least five episodes.

TV Guide reports that the actress — who rose to fame in “Supergirl” and later played Clark Kent’s mother, Lara-El, in “Smallville” — hits the soap screen on Friday, May 2 for an upcoming pregnancy storyline. But which woman in town has a possible bun in the oven?

Apparently, the sudser is keeping that info on the downlow for now, but the possibilities are endless! Could it be Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman), who currently thinks she’s with child? Or could it be someone else? You’ll have to tune in to find out!



Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Corday Productions, Inc.

Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Corday Productions, Inc.

Ratings Report for the Week of March 31 – April 4, 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 4,544,000 (-275,000/-125,000)
2. B&B 3,529,000 (-158,000/+221,000)
3. GH 2,875,000 (-183,000/+83,000)
4. DAYS 2,423,000 (-22,000/+113,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.4/11 (-.1/same)
2. B&B 2.6/9 (-.1/+.2)
3. GH 2.2/7 (-.1/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/same)

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Francis Specker/CBS

Francis Specker/CBS

“The Young and the Restless’” Ignacio Serricchio (Alex Chavez) has most recently been seen on Fox’s hit series, “Bones,” but that’s not the only place fans can catch the actor: He’ll be performing at Hark in the Park-ing Lot, a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles charity event, this weekend!

Serricchio and his new band, Los Zorros, will be taking an outdoor stage at The Secret Rose Theater on Sunday, April 13, to perform a variety of tunes and raise awareness about HARK (Healing Arts Reaching Kids), which is a program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles that utilizes art and music in non-traditional ways to help sick children.

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

It’s only April, but former soap stud Jeff Branson (ex-Ronan Malloy, “The Young and the Restless;” ex-Shayne Lewis, “Guiding Light;” ex-Jonathan Lavery, “All My Children”) has already had quite a busy year. Not only did he and longtime love Jaimie Foley just welcome their first child, son Van James, into the world, he’s also been busy shooting a variety of projects like Lifetime’s “Zoe Gone” and and TNT’s “Perception.” But the latest place you can find the star: On CBS’ “NCIS.”

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CBS

CBS

Twitter

Twitter

As previously reported, “The Young and the Restless’” Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) and Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy) are this years Social Media Reports for the annual Academy of Country Music Awards, airing live tonight at 8:00 PM, ET/7:00 PM, CT on CBS. All week and leading up to and after tonight’s broadcast, the actors are sharing behind the scenes videos and images along with a handful of interviews with several country music superstars.

To follow Josh and Steve’s videos and tweets, head on over to CBS.com’s official ACM website and make sure to use hashtag #ACMs to follow the conversation during the three-hour broadcast.

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Bettina Strauss/Crown Media

Bettina Strauss/Crown Media

As previously reported, “Days of our Lives” actress Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) will be co-starring in the new Hallmark Channel original movie “Lucky in Love,” premiering tonight at 9:00 PM, ET/8:00 PM, CT. The TV movie stars Jessica Szohr (“Gossip Girl,” “The Internship”) as Mira Simon, a young professional whose April Fool’s Day pranks actually come true and change the course of her life. Hall  portray’s Erin Billings, Mira’s boss and the CEO of Your Page, a one stop shop social media network that encompasses all social media needs (think an all-in-one Twitter/Facebook website) for its users. Also featured is Benjamin Hollingsworth (“The Tomorrow People”) as Mira’s friend Jonah.

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Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Ratings Report for the Week of March 24-28, 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 4,808,000 (-134,000/+53,000)
2. B&B 3,687,000 (-198,000/+294,000)
3. GH 3,058,000 (+417,000/+304,000)
4. DAYS 2,445,000 (-31,000/+12,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.5/11 (-.1/same)
2. B&B 2.7/8 (-.1/+.2)
3. GH 2.3/7 (+.3/+.3)
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (same/+.1)

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NetSoaps Net Novelas, LLC

NetSoaps Net Novelas, LLC

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

While Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network (TOLN) failed to re-launch “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” to a brand new audience via the internet last year, Corday Productions, which produces NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” has joined with All Screens Media, an international interactive digital media company founded by former Comcast digital media executive Peter Heumiller, to form a new online network dedicated to the soap opera and telenovela format. Per Variety, the production entities have joined together to form NetSoaps Net Novelas LLC (NSNN), which will strive to develop domestic (Net Soaps) and international (Net Novelas) online soap operas for a new generation of soap fans. Net Soaps will be geared toward American and English speaking audiences while Net Novelas will be targeted toward Latin American and Brazilian audiences.

Key executives in charge of the new venture are Corday Productions CEO and “DAYS” executive producer Ken Corday, Greg Meng, co-executive producer of “DAYS,” former “DAYS” actress and online series producer Crystal Chappell (ex-Carly Manning; “Venice: The Series”), the aforementioned Peter Heumiller and international latin producer Rose Ganguzza, who spearheaded the growth of Brazil’s TV Globo network.

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