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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Heidi Gutman/Disney-ABC Domestic TV

Heidi Gutman/Disney-ABC Domestic TV

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of ABC’s “General Hospital,” Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and Finola Hughes (Anna Devanne) worked together and just missed taking home $500,000 for their charity, The Art of Elysium (http://www.theartofelysium.org), a non-profit organization that works closely with actors, artists and musicians, encouraging them to volunteer their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions, on Disney/ABC Domestic Television’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” After appearing on the Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2 episodes, the duo walked away with the guaranteed bank of $250,000.

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Tweet with cast members of ABC’s “General Hospital” today, April 1, using hashtag #GH50 during the East Coast broadcast of the daytime soap (2:00 – 3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT). Fans will be able to chat with such “GH” stars as Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber), Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer), and even Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio), whose characters is supposed to be “dead!” Hmm…

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Earlier today “General Hospital” stars Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Genie Francis (Laura Spencer), Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin), Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake), Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) and Finola Hughes (Anna Devanne) were joined by executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati as they rang The Opening Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of the shows 50th anniversary, airing today, April 1.

Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext

Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext

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On Monday, April 1, ABC’s “General Hospital” turns 50! In honor of the event, fans have been anticipating the return of one of the shows grandest events…the Nurses Ball. While things don’t kick into high gear for the event until the Friday, April 5 episode, we at Soap Opera Network wanted to make sure you got a glimpse of some of your favorite actors before their characters start singing, dancing, and throwing punches.

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Heidi Gutman/Disney-ABC Domestic TV

Heidi Gutman/Disney-ABC Domestic TV

As first reported by Soap Opera Network on our Twitter page on Tuesday, March 19, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of ABC’s “General Hospital” on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2. “GH” stars Finola Hughes (Anna Devanne) and Jason Thompson (Dr. Patrick Drake) served as contestants on the special episodes and will donate their BIG money winnings to The Art of Elysium (http://www.theartofelysium.org), a non-profit organization that works closely with actors, artists and musicians, encouraging them to volunteer their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions.

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Craig Sjodin/ABC

Craig Sjodin/ABC

Always wanted to have a chat with “General Hospital’s” Finola Hughes (Anna Devane)? Now’s your chance! On Thursday, March 21, during the East coast broadcast of the show (2:00 – 3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT), the actress will be joining fans for a live Twitter chat!

As you chitter chatter with Hughes, Duke (Ian Buchanan) and Mac (John J. York) will be discussing their relationship woes onscreen — and you can bet Anna and Felicia (Kristina Wagner) will be doing the same! Both ladies believe they should move on from their former flames, but… True love holds strong! Or does it?

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JJL Entertainment

JJL Entertainment

Actor Jeffrey James Lippold will appear on the Monday, March 4 episode of ABC’s “General Hospital” as a Sergeant working at the Port Charles Police Department. The actor will appear in scenes with Finola Hughes as her character, Anna Devane, deals with the aftermath left behind by Caleb Morley. Look for Anna to make a tough decision about her future as the head of the PCPD.

According to his Twitter page, Lippold is an “Actor, Stunt Man, Sambo Champion, All Around Martial Arts Wizard, MMA Champion Sparring, Former NAVY Amphibious MEF RECON Corpsman/Bushmaster, & Anti-Bully!” The actor tweeted a picture of himself in uniform.

Lippold starred in the films “Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf” and “XII.”



Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos

Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos

The peer votes have been cast, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards! Five categories have been announced, including Lead Actress and Lead Actor, Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor, as well as Younger Actress and Younger Actor. Without further adieu, here are the pre-nominees:

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

  • Sharon Case as Sharon on “The Young and the Restless”
  • Jeanne Cooper as Katherine on “Y&R”
  • Susan Flannery as Stephanie on “The Bold and the Beautiful”
  • Finola Hughes as Anna Devane on “General Hospital”
  • Peggy McCay as Caroline on “Days of our Lives”
  • Kelly Monaco as Sam on “GH”
  • Melody Thomas Scott as Nikki on “Y&R”
  • Michelle Stafford as Phyllis on “Y&R”
  • Kelly Sullivan as Kate on “GH”
  • Heather Tom as Katie on “B&B”
  • Laura Wright as Carly on “GH”

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People Magazine/Time Warner

People Magazine/Time Warner

The last time People Magazine offerred a collector’s edition of a soap opera was in September 2011, when the mag celebrated the life and history of the then canceled “All My Children.” This time the magazine is celebrating the continued life and history of “General Hospital” with a special 50th Anniversary collector’s edition that finds Luke and Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis), Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), Sonny Corinthos and Brenda Barrett (Maurice Benard and Vanessa Marcil), Duke Lavery and Anna Devane (Ian Buchanan and Finola Highes), and Jagger Cates (Antonio Sabato Jr.) gracing the cover.

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Photo Credit: Ron Tom/ABC

Beginning Monday, September 10 ABC’s “General Hospital” moves to a new time period (2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT/CT) and in celebration the network is hosting a weeklong twitter chat with cast members of the drama series.

Fans of ABC’s hit drama “General Hospital” will be able to submit questions (#askgh) and receive real-time responses from fan favorites who will be on Twitter during the East Coast broadcast of the show 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m.- noon PT.

Scheduled to take part in the twitter chats include the following stars (talent subject to change):

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 - Sebastian Roche (Jerry Jacks) - @sebroche
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 -  Roger Howarth (Todd Manning) - @generalhospital
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) - @MauriceBenardMB
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) - @finolahughes
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 – Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) - @teenystweeting

Help spread the word on social media with videos of your favorite “General Hospital” stars:

Follow your favorite “General Hospital” cast and crew on Twitter:

  • Bradford Anderson: @BfordAnderson
  • Brandon Barash: @BrandonBarash
  • Chad Duell: @duelly87
  • Dominick Zamprogna: @dom_zamprogna
  • Finola Hughes: @finolahughes
  • Frank Valentini: @valentinifrank
  • Ingo Rademacher: @IngoRademacher
  • Jason Thompson: @MyJasonThompson
  • Kelly Monaco: @kellymonaco1
  • Kelly Sullivan: @kellysullicanny
  • Kimberly McCullough: @whitewatercrew
  • Kirsten Storms: @teenystweeting
  • Kristen Alderson: krisalderson
  • Laura Wright: @ldubs
  • Leslie Charleson: @lesliecharleson
  • Lisa LoCicero: @lisalocicerogh
  • Maurice Benard: @MauriceBenardMB
  • Nancy Lee Grahn: @NancyLeeGrahn
  • Nathin Butler: @nathinbutler
  • Ron Carlivati: @carlivatiron
  • Scott Reeves: @reevesforreal
  • Sebastian Roche: @sebroche
  • Sonya Eddy: @TheRealSonyaEd
  • Steve Burton: @1SteveBurton








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