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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Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 1:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore


Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Perhaps best remembered for her controversial exit from sister soap “All My Children,” Sabine Singh lands a recurring role on “One Life to Live.”

For most of 2007 Singh portrayed Greenlee Smythe on “AMC,” replacing the original Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) in the role.  However, less than a year later, she was fired so the show could bring Budig back to Pine Valley, even running promos touting Buding as “the real Greenlee.” 

Singh makes her return to Llanview on Tuesday, June 15th (she played a coffee shop waitress on “OLTL” in 2002), as a hooker named Wendy, when she and her gal pal Fawn are treated to a night on the town with David Vickers (Tuc Watkins) and Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson). 

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



Friday, June 4, 2010 at 5:47 PM ET by Errol Lewis


Photo: Wireimage

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Another celebrity drug problem means just another day in the crazy world called Hollywood.

TMZ.com is reporting that Chace Crawford, who currently stars on the CW series “Gossip Girl,” was busted early this morning in Plano, Texas for possession of marijuana under 2 ounces.

It is understood that the actor was in a car with a friend in the Ringo’s Pub parking lot when they were discovered by police.

Crawford was charged with a misdemeanor.

  • Gossip Girl
  • Chace Crawford
  • TMZ.com


    Friday, June 4, 2010 at 2:38 PM ET by Errol Lewis


    Photo: Bradley Ross

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Despite Michael’s (Chad Duell) wishes that Jason (Steve Burton) stay out of it when it comes to Carter’s treatment of him, Jason takes matters into his own hands when he kills the prisoner on the Friday, June 11 episode of ABC’s “General Hospital.” Of course, being cliffhanger Friday, look for actor Josh Wingate, who portrays Carter, to exit the soap on Monday, June 14.

    Wingate joined the cast of the soap in May as Carter, shortly after Michael was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his step-mother last fall. In a first for daytime, it quickly became apparent that Carter was possibly sexually abusing the young boy despite his father being the biggest crime boss in the North East, that being Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

    In an interview with TV Guide.com’s Michael Logan, “GH” Head Writer Robert Guza Jr. explained that while many have assumed that Michael had been raped multiple times by the prison inmate, “I have never confirmed that he was and I’m not about to.”

    “Our focus right now is on the horrific experience of an 18- or 19-year-old who is thrown into a terrible situation like this,” said Guza. “I just didn’t want to make the story more specific at this point. However, that’s not to say that I won’t be getting very specific in three or four or five months down the line. This situation is going to rear its ugly head in a big way and Michael is going to have to deal with it. This is a story that needs to be parceled out.”

    According to ABC, as Carter crumples to the floor dying, he tells Jason, “Franco says hi.” That being the character of Franco, played by James Franco, who is returning to the soap later this month.

    In addition to his work on “General Hospital,” Wingate has appeared in such television shows as FX’s “Justified” and ABC’s “FlashForward.” He can next be seen in the films “Priest” and “Fuzz Track City.”

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.

    • Jr.
    • General Hospital
    • GH
    • Steve Burton
    • Maurice Benard
    • James Franco
    • Chad Duell
    • Josh Wingate
    • Robert Guza


      Friday, June 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM ET by Errol Lewis


      Photo: Lisa Rose/JPI

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — James Franco is marking his return to ABC’s “General Hospital” in a big way this summer as daytime’s most original soap opera breaks new ground in storytelling.

      On Wednesday, June 30, “GH” welcomes actor James Franco back into the fold as his psychedelic character Franco returns to Port Charles after suddenly disappearing last fall.

      “Working on ‘General Hospital’ was a great experience. I love the cast, writers, directors and producers. They have become a new family for me. I can’t wait for the work we will do this summer,” said Franco in a statement.

      “We are so thrilled to welcome James back to ‘General Hospital,’” says Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps. “We had such a great time with him and are very excited that he decided to return to Port Charles to take care of unfinished business.”

      Clues of Franco’s return begins to surface next week when Jason (Steve Burton) confronts Michael’s (Chad Duell) attacker, Carter (Joshua Wingate), who has been physically abusing the young boy since he was sentenced last month for killing his step-mother last fall. According to ABC, after Jason stabs Carter in the stomach on Friday, June 11, while in the shower room no less, Carter’s dying words will be “Franco says hi.”

      Look for Jason to join forces with sworn enemy Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna), who is also Michael’s older brother, in a quest to track down Franco and be rid of the man once and for all.

      “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.

      • General Hospital
      • GH
      • Steve Burton
      • Dominic Zamprogna
      • James Franco
      • Chad Duell


        Watkins’ ‘Desperate’ New ‘Life’

        Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore


        Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Tuc Watkins will soon be spending less time in Llanview and more time on Wisteria Lane as the actor has been upgraded to a series regular on “Desperate Housewives.” 

        Watkins, who has been portraying gay lawyer Bob Hunter (alongside Kevin Rahm who plays his partner Lee McDermott) on the primetime sudser on a recurring basis since October 2007, will become a contract member of the cast when the show begins its seventh season this fall on ABC. 

        The actor tells Access Hollywood that the “the timing works out perfectly,” and that “I’m doing the play [White Lies] for eight weeks and then when ‘Desperate Housewives’ starts up again in mid-July, I go back to do that on a hopefully more [regular basis].”

        But what does this mean with regards to his latest stint on “One Life to Live?”   Watkins recently signed a short-term contract with the sudser to reprise his role of David Vickers.  However, news of Watkins becoming a regular on “DH” broke the same day that “OLTL” persona returnted to Llanview.  He is expected to remain with “One Life” until the middle of next month, when taping is scheduled to resume on “Desperate Housewives.” 

        “I played David Vickers on ‘One Life To Live’ for a year the way he was written, which was a cool, mysterious con man and I was unremarkable at doing that and then one day I accidentally fell down the stairs while trying to be cool and mysterious and everybody laughed at me.  That’s when I realized, he’s not a cool mysterious character, he thinks he’s a cool mysterious character. And that’s when the David Vickers that we know today was really born,” Watkins comments to Access Hollywood.  “That was [a breakthrough moment]. I’d have to call that an Oprah, ‘Ah ha!’ moment. And it informed the way I take on other roles.”

        In addition to “One Life to Live” and “Desperate Housewives,” Watkins is currently appearing on stage in New York City as Joe White in the play “White Lies.” The character is described as ” a roguish divorce lawyer and lady-killer whose mother’s dying wish is to see her son produce a grandchild.” 

        Tuc Watkins originated the role of David Vickers on “One Life to Live” in 1994, and has portrayed the comedic conman off an on ever since.  From 1996-97 he played the recurring role of Dr. Pierce Dorman on “General Hospital.”  Other television credits include “Beggars and Choosers,” “Sisters,” “Melrose Place,” and “Six Feet Under,” as well as the film “The Mummy.”

        “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



        Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 4:49 PM ET by Errol Lewis


        Photo: Sean Smith/JPI

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In celebration of the “37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” the CBS Television Network will air a “Price is Right” themed edition of the awards telecast to be hosted by Drew Carey.

        The special episode of “The Price is Right” will include appearances by “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Patrick Duffy and “The Young and the Restless’” Peter Bergman. The episode airs on Friday, June 25 at 11:00 AM ET/10:00 AM PT.

        According to CBS, Duffy and Bergman will appear early in the show as part of a “one-bid,” and then each will present their own showcase at the end of the show. The showcase winner will receive a trip to Las Vegas to attend “The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.” The episode was actually filmed last week, Monday, May 24, on the “Price is Right” set in Los Angeles, CA.

        “The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” will air Live from the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, June 27 from 9:00 – 11:00 PM ET.

        • The Bold and the Beautiful
        • Peter Bergman
        • The Price is Right
        • Drew Carey
        • Patrick Duffy


          Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 2:48 PM ET by Errol Lewis


          Photo: Shelly Doss/JPI

          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Hollywood loses another legendary actress as Rue McClanahan, one of the last remaining “Golden Girls” (Betty White being the other) died this morning due to an apparent stroke, her management said.

          While most may remember the actress as Blanche Devereaux on popular NBC comedy “The Golden Girls” or as Vivian Cavender Harmon in CBS sitcom “Maude,” you probably didn’t know that she made a name for herself in the early 1970′s with her roles on daytime soaps “Another World” and “Where the Heart Is.”

          Estelle Getty, who played mouthy Sophia Petrillo on “Golden Girls,” died of natural causes on July 22, 2008, while Beatrice “Bea” Arthur, who played Dorothy Zbornak, died on April 29, 2009 after a battle with cancer.

          McClanahan was 76 years old. She died this morning in New York City at around 1:00 AM.

          • Another World
          • Maude
          • Rue McClanahan
          • Betty White
          • Estelle Getty
          • Beatrice Bea Arthur
          • Golden Girls
          • Where the Heart Is


            Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 3:15 AM ET by Scotty Gore


            Photo: CBS

            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Although it is the youngest of the soaps currently on the air, according to Guinness World Records “The Bold and the Beautiful” has already become the most popular with an international daily audience of nearly 35 million people. 

            Last month, a representative from Guinnesss presented “B&B” Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell with the certificatie at the show’s Stage 31 studios at CBS’ Television City.  Broadcast in more than 110 countries and territories, 66 of which have “scientific people-meter systems in place to measure television viewing audiences,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” has become one of the most successful American daytime drama series around the world. 

            In addition, the show was also recently nominated for its fifth consecutive ‘Golden Nymph’ for the Monte Carlo TV Festival’s TV Audience Award.  The nomination was announced on May 4th, with the ceremony set for June 10th in Monaco. 

            Created by William J. and Lee Philip Bell, “The Bold and the Beautiful” premiered on March 23, 1987.

            “The Bold and the Beautiful” airs weekdays on CBS.  Anytime on CBS.com.  Check local listings.



            Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 12:05 AM ET by Scotty Gore


            Photo: Heidi Gutman/ABC

            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC offers fans the latest in a series of online video commentaries for “One Life to Live.”

            First viewers were able tov iew a special episode alongside John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) and Farah Fath (Gigi), then it was Kristen Alderson (Starr) and Brandon Buddy (Cole). Now they will have the chance to watch Bo and Nora saying “I do” alongside the actors behind the popular characters, Robert S. Woods and Hillary B. Smith.

            On the evening of Monday, June 7th, the exclusive commentary-filled episode will be posted on ABC.com’s Full Episode Player.

            “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



            Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 6:05 PM ET by Scotty Gore


            Photo: ABC

            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Hillary B. Smith and Robert S. Woods answer your questions and give you a sneak peek at Bo and Nora’s second walk down the aisle.

            In two (so far) short Q & A sessions, the longtime “One Life to Live” castmates discuss the hijinks and accidents that plague the big day, which will play out on screen throughout this week, and into the beginning of the next.

            You can view the two clips below:

            “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.

            • One Life to Live
            • OLTL
            • Hillary B. Smith
            • Robert S. Woods








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