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

 
Marvel Comics/ABC Studios

Marvel Comics/ABC Studios

What does “Revenge’s” Emily Thorne have in common with Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor and Captain America? She’ll be the star of her own comic book, of course!

USA Today reports that ABC has partnered with Marvel Comics to bring “Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne” to comic book stores. Written by Erica Schultz and television writer Ted Sullivan, the book is scheduled to hit shelves on Wednesday, September 3.

“The parts of the history we’re bursting to tell is the origin of the woman you see that shows up in the pilot, as differentiated from the girl who was thrown into (juvenile detention) when her dad was taken from her,” says “Revenge” executive producer Sunil Nayar. “We’re going to the beginning where when things don’t fall into place, she has to think fast on her feet… And she doesn’t have the experience she has on the show, so there’s going to be more mistakes and fumbles.”

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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Cupid may be fluttering around shooting love arrows left and right, but it seems he hasn’t been able to successfully connect “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Katie (Heather Tom) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) — at least, not yet! But does Katie even truly care for Ridge? Or is her attraction based out of revenge toward her sister, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), who swooped in and dated her former hubby, Bill (Don Diamont)? And what about the Logan sister’s relationship: Will they ever be as close as they once were, or have these recent matters of the heart permanently decimated their sibling bond? Read on to find out!

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Donna Svennevik/ABC

Donna Svennevik/ABC

“Saturday Night Live’s” Rachel Dratch may be known for her comedic skills, but the actress is taking a turn toward the dark side alongside Trevor St. John (Victor Lord/Todd Manning, “One Life to Live”) and Wendy Moniz (Kathleen Finn, “OLTL;” Dinah Marler, “Guiding Light”) in the drama “The Grief of Others.”

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trueobrien_01_350x500The boys that live in “Days of our Lives” Salem better watch out, because a young siren is headed to town!

A source close to the show confirms that actress True O’Brien has been cast in the role of Paige, a Salem newbie who first appears on Monday, March 3. There’s no word yet on what brings Paige to town or which characters she may be connecting with.

Viewers may recognize O’Brien, however, from her role as Diamond Bloodworth in The Disney Channel’s “Jessie.”


 

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Soap siblings Heather Tom (Katie Logan, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and David Tom (Billy Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”) not only share a family, career paths and a last name, they’re also sharing the stage at CBS’ popular daytime program, “The Talk!”

The real-life brother and sister duo will be joining hosts Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler, Sharon Osbourne and Julie Chen to chat about their characters’ insane love lives  — and you can bet that the ladies will get the scoop on whether or not Katie will allow Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) to successfully make it down the aisle, and how Victoria (Amelia Heinle) will react when she finally finds out that Billy slept with Kelly (Cynthia Watros)!

To catch all of the fun, be sure to tune into CBS’ “The Talk” today, February 17 at 2:00 PM ET or 1:00 PT/CT.


 

Corday Productions, Inc.

Corday Productions, Inc.

Ratings Report for the Week of February 3-7, 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 5,482,000 (-244,000/+718,000)
2. B&B 4,139,000 (-29,000/+551,000)
3. GH 2,967,000 (-131,000/+149,000)
4. DAYS 2,887,000 (+6,000/+315,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.9/12 (-.1/+.4)
2. B&B 2.9/9 (same/+.3)
3. GH 2.3/7 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 2.1/6 (same/+.2)

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Open Books Productions/Bella Productions

Open Books Productions/Bella Productions

Previously we reported that upcoming web series “Beacon Hill” would utilize a viewer subscription-based service, in lieu of generating revenue through advertisements. Now we have more information on how the subscription service will work for viewers wishing to watch the soap when it debuts in three weeks.

According to the official “Beacon Hill” Facebook page, all 12 ad-free episodes of the first season will be available on www.beaconhilltheseries.com for $9.99. The premiere episode will debut online on March 5, with one new episode being put online each Wednesday after that. Viewers can subscribe at any time, with all previous episodes made available to them after paying the subscription fee. All major credit cards and Paypal will be accepted.

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Dark Sky Films

Dark Sky Films

For those of you “General Hospital” fans who can’t get enough of the love-him-or-hate-him Brad, there’s a little treat for you online: The actor’s DVD, “Unidentified” was released!

As we previously reported, the actor produced, co-wrote and starred in the sci-fi comedy that follows four friends who go on the run after getting into trouble with a Las Vegas loan shark… but end up finding even bigger trouble of the more earthly, unexplainable kind!

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Ron Tom/ABC; Lifetime; David M. Russell/TOLN

Ron Tom/ABC; Lifetime; David M. Russell/TOLN

Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” is set to premiere its sixth and final season this March and a slew of former daytime stars have signed on to send the critically acclaimed drama series off in style.

Rick Springfield (ex-Noah Drake, “General Hospital,”) Colin Egglesfield (ex-Joshua Madden, “All My Children,”) and Corbin Bleu (ex-Jeffrey King, “One Life to Live”) have all signed on to make appearances in this upcoming season.

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George de Sota/JPI Studios

George de Sota/JPI Studios

You may remember John Wesley Shipp from his role on “One Life to Live” as the abusive father of the Ford brothers. Or you might know him from his memorable role as football coach Mitch on “Dawson’s Creek.” Before both of those roles though, John Wesley Shipp was THE FLASH!

In the early 90′s, Shipp starred as the lead in a short-lived CBS series based on the popular comic book character Barry Allen AKA The Flash. It’s been known for a while now that the CW network intends on remaking the series, but now comes word that Shipp will be playing a mystery role in the show!

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