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

 

General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

John Paschal/JPI Studios

John Paschal/JPI Studios

“General Hospital’s” Port Charles is about to get a little chilly, as the ghost of Emily Quartermaine is on her way back again!

A rep for “GH” confirms that Natalia Livingston will be reprising the role of Alan (Stuart Damon) and Monica’s (Leslie Charlson) adopted daughter, albeit in the specter form. Further details including the length of her return and airdates have yet to be released.

Livingston last appeared on the show in the same ghostly capacity back in 2013 to help Tracy (Jane Elliot) and Monica set aside their differences.


 

The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

CBS

CBS

Since acquiring encore airing rights to CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” late last year, TVGN had been airing the series with a one day delay. Beginning Monday, February 17, however, the network announced today that it will start airing same day episodes of the world’s most watched daytime drama series.

“B&B” will continue airing weeknights at 6:30 PM, ET/PT preceding the network’s encore airings of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” which airs at 7:00 PM, ET/PT.


 

Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

NBC

NBC

NBC’s “Days of our Lives” continues its season long ratings momentum as the series delivered its biggest Women 18-49 audience in nearly three years, according to Nielsen Media Research data for the week of February 3-7, 2014. With a 1.1 rating, 7 share among women 18-49 and 0.6 rating among women 18-34, “DAYS”  tied for fourth place among all broadcast network daytime series in the women 18-49 demographic and tied for fifth in women 18-34.

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Jennifer Graylock/JPI Studios

Jennifer Graylock/JPI Studios

James Franco’s name was brought back into soap opera news last week when reports surfaced that “General Hospital” headwriter Ron Carlivati wished to bring Franco back to the soap. However, it looks like the A-list actor already has quite a few projects on his plate. One of those projects is the film “Maladies,” featuring Franco as a former soap opera actor who has trouble dealing with his mental illness as well as the mental illnesses of his two housemates.

The first trailer for the film was recently released.

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 Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

The drama surrounding former soap actress Crystal Hunt’s (Stacy Morasco, “One Life to Live;” Lizzie Spaulding, “Guiding Light”) felony assault charge continues to build!

As we previously reported, the Florida native has been officially charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly using a glass to attack a woman at a West Hollywood bar back in December. And now, according to KTLA 5, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has revealed that Hunt has plead not guilty to the charge. If convicted, however, the actress could face up to four to five years in jail.

At press time, Hunt’s next court appearance was scheduled for Monday, February 24 — so stay tuned for further details!


 

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NBC

NBC

The 2014 Winter Olympics are now underway, so it’s time for an Olympics edition of Tweet This, Tweet That! Each week we compile some of the most hilarious, thought-provoking, controversial, or interesting tweets from some of daytime’s most popular stars.

This week some of the world’s best athletes have traveled to Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia to compete in the Winter Olympics. However, due to Russia’s questionable ethics on homosexuality and Sochi’s less-than-stellar accomodations, this year’s Winter Olympics has become one of the most controversial in recent years. Which of your favorite soap actors are being Olympics fans? And which have flat out refused to watch the Olympics due to these controversies? Check it out in this week’s Tweet This, Tweet That!

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Cynthia Watros whirled in as “The Young and the Restless’” Kelly two months ago, and she may be dropping out of Genoa City just as quickly!

As we previously reported, the former “Lost” and “Guiding Light” actress had taken part in an MTV pilot called “Finding Carter” around the time she began the soap gig, and now that the coming-of-age drama has been picked up by the music network, rumors are flying that Watros will be exiting “Y&R” to focus on her new gig full time.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

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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William Cole; Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

William Cole; Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Someone in the “Mistresses” casting department must be a “General Hospital” fan: former ‘GH’ stars Jason Gerhardt (ex-Coop Barrett) and Rebeka Montoya (ex-Dolores Padilla) have signed on for Season 2 of the primetime sudser.

According to TVLine.com, Gerhardt will appear as a recurring character who shows up at the home of Savi (Alyssa Milano) during the third episode of Season 2. The two end up having a very unique connection, one which complicates Savi’s life.

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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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