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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Days of our Lives
Ben Cohen/NBC

Ben Cohen/NBC

On Tuesday, April 9, NBC premieres the new supersized “Bachelor”-esque reality series “Ready for Love,” and NBC’s daytime superstars Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) and James Scott (EJ DiMera) from “Days of our Lives” are giving you a sneak peek of what NBC hopes to be it’s next reality hit, but first…it’s time for “The Tonight Show.”

According to NBC, the two will appear in a skit in tonight’s edition of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” which Sweeney says will not only make you laugh, but you can also spot Scott in a robe. Now we know you ladies (and some men) will definitely be tuning in after hearing that!

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The OnLine Network/TOLN

The OnLine Network/TOLN

Since it was first announced that Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network was looking to once again revive “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” after they were canceled by ABC in 2011, it has been said that the company planned to take the shows into a sexier and edgier environment. In a recent teaser released by iTunes for its launch of the two soaps, Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord, “OLTL”) is heard saying, “My agent said, ‘What do you want in this contract?’ I said, ‘No nudity!” Fans shouldn’t expect anything too racy on either show as Prospect Park co-founder Rich Frank admitted to Michael Maloney, Contributing Editor at Bauer Publishing for Soaps In Depth, in an interview with Variety. “We are going to be a little hotter and sexier,” said Frank. He added, “That doesn’t mean we’ll be doing anything that’s offensive. We’re trying to be contemporary and have storylines that are relevant to people’s lives.”

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Disney/ABC Television Group; Sony Pictures Television

Disney/ABC Television Group; Sony Pictures Television

As the popularity of soap operas fell in recent years (shown by decreased ratings and the cancelation of several sudsers, leaving only “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” and “General Hospital” on the air), the Daytime Emmy Awards shifted to keep up: Gone were the beloved clips showcasing the nominated actors’ work and the majority of the show celebrating daytime dramas, in were more moments involving morning, talk, game and cooking shows. And rumor had it that the Emmys would become even less soap-centric as the years went on. But according to the Daytime Emmys’ senior executive director, David Michaels, though this year’s program has not yet been set, he’s sure the ceremony will keep soaps front and center, right where they belong!

“The daytime fan base comes from all genres,” he tells Variety. “We have a Facebook page, and it’s not just the soap fans. The games and the talk shows have some pretty rabid fans, too. But there’s no fans like soap fans.”

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Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television

Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television

Ratings Report for the Week of March 18-22, 2013

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

NOTE: B&B and Y&R did not air on Thursday/Friday due to NCAA Basketball
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,711,000 (+345,000/+636,000)
2. B&B 3,492,000 (+112,000/+543,000)
3. DAYS 2,489,000 (+312,000/+237,000)
4. GH 2,451,000 (-87,000/+204,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.4/11 (+.2/+.4)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (+.1/+.4)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.2/+.2)
3. GH 1.9/6 (same/+.2)
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TNA Entertainment, LLC

TNA Entertainment, LLC

TNA Impact Wrestling Superstars Jessie Godderz (“Big Brother”) and Lisa Marie Varon have joined the ever growing cast of the NYC Brand Productions online series “Tainted Dreams,” created by “All My Children” Supervising Producer Sonia Blangiardo. Godderz, whose wrestling stage name is Mr. PEC-Tacular, is probably best known for his time on CBS’ “Big Brother.” Varon appears in TNA programming with the stage name Tara (aka Tarantula).

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Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television

Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television

Ratings Report for the Week of March 11-15, 2013

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

NOTE: There were Papal election interruptions/pre-emptions on Tuesday and Wednesday

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,366,000 (-183,000/+29,000)
2. B&B 3,380,000 (-152,000/+264,000)
3. GH 2,538,000 (-170,000/+290,000)
4. DAYS 2,177,000 (-386,000/-243,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.2/10 (-.2/same)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (-.2/+.1)
3. GH 1.9/6 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.2/-.1)

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File Photo

File Photo

A soap is a soap is a soap. Or is it? That’s the question the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences committee is rumored to be discussing at their next meeting, where the fate of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will be determined.

“OLTL” is eligible to compete in this year’s Emmy competition because the show aired episodes during calendar year 2012 (the soap aired its ABC finale in January of that year). But what about next year? Now that both soaps will be airing exclusively online, will they be permitted to compete against “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” and “The Young and the Restless”?

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Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Cutie pie Molly Burnett left her role as “Days of our Lives’” Melanie Jonas in September, and the actress is already bringing her signature sunshiny smile elsewhere: To MTV!

Burnett stars as Ashley Bloom in the network’s new “Made” movie, “Ladies’ Man,” which follows a college freshman (Dave Davis) who enlists the help of his former babysitter (Burnett) — now the campus sorority queen — as well as Jill (Melia Renee) to teach him how to become the ultimate wooer of women. The film also features rising stars Ryan Guzman (“The Last Exorcism Part II”), Mark Daugherty (“Awkward”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Cole Escola (“Jack in a Box”), and Jeffery Self (“Desperate Housewives”).

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Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery

Soap star and theatre regular, Robert Newman, addressed fan inquiries on Facebook earlier today over his possible involvement in either “All My Children” or “One Life to Live,” which are essentially filming in his backyard of Stamford, CT. The inquiries were from fans of the cancelled Proctor & Gamble produced soap “Guiding Light,” which Newman starred off and on for nearly 30 years as Joshua Lewis.

“I do have some interest, but my guess is that, at least at first, they will only be tapping into the incredible talent that have put in their time already on both shows,” Newman said. He added, “Wouldn’t be much of a reunion if you recast any characters or added new ones. But down the road, who knows? They both are stocked with several actors I have great respect for and would love working with. We’ll see.”

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Maryann Bates Photography

Maryann Bates Photography

Hot off of completing the first round of “All My Children” filming in Connecticut for its online rebirth, Supervising Producer Sonia Blangiardo joined up with Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart), the star of [Blangiardo's] upcoming online drama “Tainted Dreams” for a trip to Texas. The pair landed in the ABC affiliate news studio, WFAA, which airs in the fifth largest media market in America, Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas. Blangiardo and Minshew talked to host Ron Corning – former host of ABC’s “World News Now” and WNYW’s “Good Day New York” – about both upcoming online projects on the popular morning news program, “Daybreak.”

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