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

 
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin; Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin; Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Angela Weiss/Getty Images

As Aisha Tyler said yesterday on “The Talk,” John Mayer has a history of being a little bit of a stomp-around, and according to a recent Perez Hilton story about his breakup with singer Katy Perry, he’s living up to the reputation!

According to the gossip site, the reason Perry broke it off with Mayer was because of his cheating ways: It seems he’s been busy sexting “General Hospital’s” Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall), whom he reportedly met years ago!

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National Hispanic Media Coalition

National Hispanic Media Coalition

It’s not often that you’ll see the big four networks – ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox – working together, but this past Thursday, representatives from each network put the competition aside for a good cause. As part of the third annual National Hispanic Media Coalition MediaCon event, over 300 media entertainment executives and insiders met with Latino industry professionals and Latinos looking to break into the industry to discuss improving diversity efforts in media and entertainment.

Bob D'Amico/ABC

Bob D’Amico/ABC

Questioning why soap casts aren’t more diverse has been a long debated topic among soap fans. While some shows are better than others, and there certainly has been improvement over the years, some fans are still dissatisfied by the lack of minorities on their soaps. These fans will be interested to hear what the heads of entertainment at ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox had to say as part of their keynote address at the event.

“If you do not reflect the face of America, you will not get the ratings,” said Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment Group President (pictured above). “Anyone who says you cannot have a Latino lead or an African-American lead is now proven wrong.” ABC points to the success of shows like “Modern Family” (which features Colombian actress Sofia Vergara and Mexican American actor Rico Rodriguez) and “Scandal” (which stars African-American lead Kerry Washington) as examples of this.

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Former “General Hospital” star Sebastian Roche (ex-Jerry Jacks) will soon be gracing the screen of ABC again — but instead of popping up in Port Charles, he’ll be appearing on the alphabet network’s hit primetime drama, “Scandal!”

A rep for the show confirms that the actor will be appearing in a handful of episodes beginning this Thursday, April 3. The spokesperson remained tight-lipped about addition details, but Roche tweeted a photo of himself on set of the popular series looking as handsome as ever in a Paul Smith suit.

“Scandal” airs on Thursdays on ABC at 10PM ET.


 

Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Howard Wise/jpistudios.com

Howard Wise/jpistudios.com

Don your finest and bust out a bottle of bubbly, because “Days of our Lives” is making history this week with the first ever male-male wedding to be seen on a soap opera! The important and heartfelt marital ceremony between longtime lovers Will (Guy Wilson) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) officially begins today, Tuesday, April 1, and in celebration of the very special event, Soap Opera Network snagged a few comments from Smith and Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady)! Read on for their special sneak peek into WilSon’s big day!

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Hallmark Channel/Crown Media

Hallmark Channel/Crown Media

Hot on the heels of the news that Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman, “The Young and the Restless”) will be appearing on Hallmark’s “Home & Family” on Tuesday, April 1 comes news that two additional soap stars will be dropping by the talk show this week: “Days of our Lives’” Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) and “All My Children’s” J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot Monroe)!

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Beginning Tuesday, April 1 and continuing through Thursday, April 3, NBC’s “Days of our Lives” will present daytime’s first gay male wedding as Will Horton (Guy Wilson) and Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) exchange wedding vows in front of friends and family. In honor of the special event, the soap has released a video preview of the wedding, which shows both grooms being walked down the aisle by their loving mothers - Will is walked down the aisle by Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Sonny is walked down by Adrienne (Judi Evans) – while their father’s proudly look on. The wedding will be presided over by Will’s grandmother, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall).

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Paul Smith

Paul Smith

You might want to buckle up, because it looks as if “The Young and the Restless’” Chelsea Newman won’t soon be getting off this roller coaster she’s been calling life — and her portrayer, Melissa Claire Egan, is spilling some of the dirty details!

The busy actress will be stopping by The Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” on Tuesday, April 1 to discuss the latest twists and turns in Chelsea’s more-than-complicated life. “Trophy Wife’s” Malin Akerman and The Dancing Scientist, Jeffrey Vinokur, will also appear.

For more information on Egan’s appearance, check out the show’s official website.


 

The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

@MelodyThomasSco/Twitter

@MelodyThomasSco/Twitter

On Friday, March 28, “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent Mo Rocca was on hand to film scenes alongside “The Young and the Restless” actresses Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) and Amelia Heinle (Victor Newman) for an upcoming appearance on daytime TV’s top rated drama series. News of Rocca’s appearance came to light when the correspondent tweeted a picture of himself with the ladies while noting he’ll be portraying the role of Milton the accountant in scenes scheduled to air on Wednesday, April 30, per a tweet by Scott. 

Rocca’s appearance on “Y&R” isn’t his first time appearing during the daytime hours on the network. Rocca most recently appeared in an October 2013 episode of “The Talk,” during a segment in which he shared America’s favorite family recipes with the co-hosts.


 

General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

JPI Studios

JPI Studios

Tuesday, April 1 marks the 51st anniversary of ABC’s “General Hospital.” To honor its special day, the series is promising viewers plenty of love, life and nostalgia, which includes the re-appearance of two of its most popular and celebrated actresses per a report by Daytime Confidential.

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

According to the website, Sarah Brown and Tamara Braun, both of whom portrayed Carly Corinthos on the daytime soap prior to her current portrayer, Laura Wright, joining in 2005, will make cameo appearances alongside Wright in the special episode of the series. This marks Brown’s third non-consecutive stint (brief or otherwise) on “GH” since originating the role of Carly in 1996. After departing the soap in 2001, Brown returned in January 2008 to portray the newly created role of mob princess Claudia Zacchara. She departed the series in 2009. Braun portrayed Carly almost immediately following Brown’s departure in 2001 until her contract expired in 2005.

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Finisherpix.com

Finisherpix.com

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) is on fire! Not only did the athletic actress ace the Abu Dhabi International Triathalon that took place on March 15 in the United Arab Emirates, she followed up the tough challenge by also acing the difficult Ironman triathalon that took place this past Saturday in Oceanside, California!

The busy actress managed to finish the 70.3-mile triathalon  (the half version of the most grueling endurance event in the world, consisting of a 1.20-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride, and 13.1-mile run) in seven hours, one minute and eight seconds. The time landed her in the position of 1,826 out of 2,414 athletes.

Congratulations, Lang!


 






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