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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Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

As a result of the Friday, December 20 preemption, ABC’s “General Hospital’s” is currently behind in its airing schedule. What that means is that the previously scheduled “Home for the Holidays” themed episode set to air today, will instead air on Friday, December 27. Also shifted is the debut of “GH” newcomer Ryan Paevey in the contract role of Nathan West. The character, who was originally set to debut on tomorrow’s episode, will instead debut on the Monday, December 30 episode in scenes alongside Kirsten Storms‘ Maxie Jones, who seeks to get out of town just as Port Charles gets ready to celebrate the New Year as a result of the recent baby drama and the need to clear her head. In real-life, Storms is headed for maternity leave as she’s due to give birth in January to a little girl by husband and former “GH” co-star, Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny Zacchara).

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olddogsnewtrickstheseries.com

Earlier this year, Soap Opera Network covered the antics of the webseries, “Old Dogs & New Tricks.” In light of its recent release on DVD and streaming on Hulu, we thought you’d like to catch up with all the fun that features soap stars Thom Bierdz (ex-Phillip Chancellor, “The Young and the Restless”) and Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery, “General Hospital”).

For more information, visit olddogsnewtrickstheseries.com.



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ABC

In 2014, the stakes will be raised on ABC’s “General Hospital,” or at least that’s what a newly released promo from the network tells you to expect in regards to the ongoing drama surrounding the return of Robin Scorpio Drake (Kimberly McCullough), the rivalry between Carly Corinthos Jacks (Laura Wright) and Ava Jerome (Maura West), and the Mob War that now involves Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly’s son, Morgan (Bryan Craig).

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will host the 5th Annual General Hospital Fan Build, where fans of the daytime soap opera get an opportunity to spend a day building a home with several of their favorite cast members. The event, which is part of Habitat’s entertainment partnership program, was started up by “General Hospital’s” Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny Zacchara) and Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri) in 2009 as a way to reward fans for their loyalty to the show, while at the same time doing a good deed.

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Official General Hospital Fan Club

Official General Hospital Fan Club

Beginning with its annual Kick Off Cocktail Party on Thursday, July 31, and running through Monday, August 4, 2014, the official “General Hospital” Fan Club has announced plans for the 2014 Fan Club Weekend, taking place once again at the Sportmen’s Lodge Hotel in Studio City, CA.

While no specific actor events have been announced at this time, the fan club did note that it is bringing back the popular “Blast from the Past” cast event, which began this year as part of the 50th anniversary celebration for the daytime drama series. The event will take place on Sunday, August 3. One day earlier, the main cast event, which comprises of a luncheon for fans just before “GH’s” current cast members join in the fun for an hour long Q&A, includes autograph signing and pictures with the stars of “GH.”

Tickets for all three events go on sale on Monday, January 13, 2014 with purchasing available online at that time via ghfanclub.com.

To recap, the current event schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, 7/31 – Kick Off Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, 8/2 – Main Cast Event
  • Sunday, 8/3 – Blast from the Part – Part II


soapstarchristmas_daysgh_640x400 Whether it’s parties or church events or cooking (oh my!), shopping or wrapping or snow shoveling (oh why?), the stars of “General Hospital” and “Days of our Lives” will be quite busy this holiday season! But don’t worry: Before the casts took off for their fun-filled Christmas break, Soap Opera Network managed to catch a few actors and get the scoop on how they plan to spend their holiday vacays!

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RCA Records

RCA Records

With the impending debut of Ryan Paevey on Monday, December 30 in the contract role of Detective Nathan West on ABC’s “General Hospital,” many have noted that they’ve seen “that guy” before and if you’re one of the millions of users that watched Christina Aguilera‘s “Your Body” music video on YouTube last year, you’re definitely on the right track. In the video, which shows Aguilera taking control against a male dominated society, Paevey is spotted flirting with the singer while they play a game of pool before heading to the bathroom for a little fun, but instead turns into something blue!

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Jeremy Cowart/OWN

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Set to the tune “Too Darn Hot (RAC Mix)” by Ella Fitzgerald, OWN has released a new teaser trailer for season 2 of “Tyler Parry’s The Haves and the Have Nots,” starring former “One Life to Live” actress Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla Williamson). Set to premiere Tuesday, January 7, 2014, the addictive primetime soap opera brings viewers back to Savannah, Georgia and the complicated dynamics between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the friends and enemies they surround themselves by. The series also stars John SchneiderRenee LawlessCrystal FoxEva Tamargo (ex-Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald, “Passions”), Angela Robinson, Peter Parros (ex-Ben Harris, “As The World Turns”; ex-Ben Price, “One Life to Live”), Gavin Houston (ex-Remy Boudreau, “Guiding Light”; ex-Sly Thomas, “General Hospital”), Aaron O’Connell, Tyler Lepley and Jaclyn Betham.

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Cliff Lipson/UPN

With just 10 days to go before it goes dark for good, one piece of several puzzles surrounding the end of SOAPnet was where some of the shows currently airing on the cable network would land once it said goodbye. In a press release, Pivot announced earlier this week that it has landed the rebroadcast airing rights to “Veronica Mars,” which joined the SOAPnet lineup in March 2012. In announcing its agreement with Warner Bros. Television, producers of the series, the network also announced that it has picked up rerun rights to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which starred former “All My Children” actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall Hart), as well. “Mars” starred Kristen Bell in the title role.

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Jan Thijs/Syfy

As previously reported, Ryan Carnes is set to reprise his role of Lucas Jones on ABC’s “General Hospital” in the coming weeks, but now we know when! A rep for the drama series informs Soap Opera Network that Carnes’ first airdate is scheduled for Friday, January 17, 2014, which for those counting is episode #12974.

As a result of a national network preemption on Friday, December 20, Carnes’ debut was pushed back a day (originally he was to begin airing on Thursday, January 16, if indications from his Twitter feed are to be believed). In a tweet on Wednesday, December 11, the actor posted a photo of his first script (episode #12974) along with a message that read, “First day back in Port Charles. ‘Twas a good day. Thanks @JackieZeman & @valentinifrank!” Two days later, he published another script (episode #12975) along with the message, “Workin’.” The latter script listed airdate as 1/17/14.

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