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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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Daytime veteran actor Sean Kanan began his daytime career in 1993 as AJ Quartermaine on “General Hospital;” a role the handsome 44-year old actor played until 1997. After a short stint on NBC’s “Sunset Beach,” in 2000 the actor landed on the most popular American daytime drama in the world which is CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful.” His bad boy character, Deacon Sharpe, memorably began an affair with and impregnated “B&B’s” top siren Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) while married to her daughter Bridget (then played by 3-time Daytime Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan). His “B&B” stint ended in 2005, but Kanan has continued in the role on America’s number one daytime drama CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” since 2009. In Genoa City, Deacon’s carried on affairs with some of the most prominent women including queen bee Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott). Soap Opera Network recently caught up with the actor for an interview pertaining to his lifestyle book “The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan,” which was released on September 13. Kanan also discussed his career and his thoughts on the current state of daytime television.

Can you summarize the main theme and lessons of “The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan”?

“The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan” is a hybrid combining the best parts of a “how to” cook book and a self help/pop psychology guide for men to become better men. I teach you how to use food as a metaphor to connect with other people. I also decipher what it means to be a gentleman in today’s confusing landscape of mixed social signals. Many woman lament that they always fall for the bad boys. I will show you how to exude the “best” qualities of a bad boy all the while remaining a true modern gentleman. The book also offers woman a front row seat in the theater of the male psyche. This ain’t your mama’s cookbook.

The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan

What inspired you to write “The Modern Gentleman”?

I love to entertain and cook for my friends. For years everyone has told me that I should open a restaurant. Writing a book seemed like a better way to reach and affect more people. At the end of the day my most basic desire is to affect a positive change in as many people as possible. My other inspiration for the book centered around the frustration I see among men who have been largely depicted by Hollywood and Madison Avenue as a group of bumbling, overgrown and inept children. Obviously this is not reality. Men have simply never had a mentor, someone to teach them all of the things that women wish they knew. I am also very involved with the Anti Defamation League (ADL). I speak out frequently about bullying and cyberbullying. As a young boy I was bullied. Later I played iconic bully, Mike Barnes, Karate’s bad boy in the Karate Kid III. I was searching for a nexus between my work with the ADL and the information in my book. My girlfriend, Michele, pointed out that young boys taught to be gentleman do not generally grow up to become bullies. On the contrary, they evolve into well adjusted and tolerant men who view all women as someone’s daughter or sister. Consequently they treat them with respect.

On the subject of your daytime career, you’ve starred on “General Hospital” as AJ Quartermaine, and on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” as Deacon Sharpe. Can you give us some of your fondest memories from each show both as an actor and for each character?

My early days on “GH” were bitter sweet. I was involved in some very socially poignant story lines as well as a great many emotionally challenging scenes. I was honored to have this opportunity professionally. I was also dealing with some very serious inner-personal challenges that made my tenure in Port Charles very, very difficult at times. Ultimately albeit years later those days served to make me the man I am today. My early days playing Deacon Sharpe were really magical. They were so fulfilling on many different levels. I had finally found “The Part”. This is the role every actor prays for that will draw the attention of the outside world and speak to his or her soul. Deacon Sharpe was in those days my, “The Part”. I was extremely connected to my fellow actors, producers and the fantastic crew which supported me so well. I miss those days but I gotta say I am also loving these days.

With all the cancellations and potential online resurrections, what are your thoughts and feelings on the current state of daytime? What are your hopes for the future of daytime?

It all boils down to ratings and production costs. If a show sustains the ratings that allow the network to sell commercial time for a profit then that show has a good shot of remaining on the air. I am fortunate to be a part of the number one rated, daytime drama. My heart goes out to all of my fellow actors and the crew and production members who have lost their jobs. There is a very human face on these cancellations. Concurrently I really dislike when I hear people say “I hate that character. They should fire so and so.” That so and so has a family to feed and children to raise. Careless and insensitive comments like this result in human beings losing their livelihood. Words become actions. I talk about this in my book. Remaining accountable for the things we say is the mark of a mature adult and the hallmark of a modern gentleman.

You competed in the third season of the Italian version of “Dancing with the Stars.” Describe the experience. Are you ready for the American version?

My participation in “Ballando con le Stelle” was a life-changing experience. I lived in a foreign country under the best circumstances. I learned to dance with the best dancers in the world and, oh, by the way, I was living in Rome!! I drew a lot of inspiration from my book from my days in Italy. I would love the opportunity to dust of my dance shoes and join the American show.

Kanan is currently doing book signings for “The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan.” Follow the actor at his official site to find out the latest locations, dates and times for these signings. You can purchase this thoughtful advice and recipe book at book stores such as Barnes & Nobles and online at Amazon.com.

A special thank you goes out to both Kanan, of course, for taking some to share his thoughts with our SON family – and to Turk Entertainment for setting up this interview between the actor and SON.

Update (10:00 PM EST): The actor has just added three more dates for book signings for “The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan.” The book that just sold out at Amazon.com (it has been re-ordered) will be available at the signings and cooking demonstrations this coming weekend. Sean’s book is also coming to Bed, Bath & Beyond locations soon. The locations, dates and times for the upcoming appearances are as follows…

Saturday, October 16th, New Castle, PA
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chuck Tanner’s Restaurant
2305 Wilmington Rd.
New Castle, PA
724-658-5900

Sunday, October 16th, Pittsburgh, PA
11:30 am
Giant Eagle Store
South Hills Market District
Village Square Mall
7000 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park
Cooking Demonstration and Book Signing

Sunday, October 16th
6:00 pm
Giant Eagle Store
Shadyside Market District
5550 Centre Avenue, Shadyside
Cooking Demonstration and Book Signing


GH Recap: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

We realize Franco is watching Jason and Sam’s every move and planning his next move. Meanwhile, Carly tries to convince Shawn to take her and Josslyn with him to Hawaii.

Patrick is horrified when he thinks he sees Lisa – was it really her? Meanwhile, Anthony rekindles a friendship.

Sonny stops Michael from getting more involved. But when Kate stumbles upon the panic room, the three of them have to work together to keep the cops from discovering the drugs. Sonny is in Kate’s arms.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Lucky and Ethan talk about their father.
  • Tracy visits Anthony at the Metro Court.
  • Patrick celebrates Robin’s birthday.


GH Recap: Monday, October 10, 2011

Errol Lewis/SON

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, October 10, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jason and Sam enjoy their honeymoon, romantically joking about activities and Hawaiian shirts. But they are in trouble not only from Franco, but also from a frantic Carly with the best and worst intentions.

Steve and Olivia get romantic… and injured.

Lucky has an important conversation with Luke. And he hopes Luke will leave Lulu alone, too. But Luke packs a surprise.

Sonny awakens and grabs his gun – pointing it at Kate. They have a heart-to-heart, as Dante overhears. Abby tries to dissuade Michael from searching out the panic room and the drugs, to no avail. Michael is discovered in the panic room.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Carly tries to convince Shawn to let her join him for some important business.
  • Franco sets up his next move.
  • Sonny stops Michael.


Disney/ABC Television Group

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC’s flagship station will likely leave some New York soap fans upset Monday when the affiliate pre-empts “The Chew” and “One Life to Live” for continuous coverage of the 67th Annual Columbus Day parade, relegating both shows to the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to WABC-TV President and General Manager Dave Davis, “Channel 7 is proud to partner with the Columbus Citizens Foundation for the largest celebration of Italian American heritage and culture in the world. Viewers choose to watch Channel 7 because they know how well we serve their communities. The Columbus Day Parade is a natural fit for us.”

The press release goes on to state that “Channel 7′s broadcast will reach more than 7.4 million television households in 29 counties covering New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. In addition, the parade will be viewed live by millions of people along Fifth Avenue and on the Italian television network, RAI International.”

WABC-TV’s coverage of the parade will last from noon until 3:00 pm ET on Monday, October 10, meaning fans of “General Hospital” will be still be able to watch their soap in its regular time slot. The station will also be streamed online on their website, and be offered via Video on Demand upon the conclusion of the festivities.

As a result of the schedule change, Monday’s episode of “The Chew” will be broadcast on Channel 7 Tuesday morning at 2:36 am ET, according to TV listings. Fans of “One Life to Live” living in

New York City unable to watch Monday’s episode on either SOAPnet or ABC.com, will have to wait until 3:36 am ET to watch a slightly shortened broadcast of the episode just ahead of WABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News This Morning,” beginning at 4:30 am ET.

Click here to read the press release in its entirety.



GH Teasers: Week of October 10 Edition

ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of October 10, 2011.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: TEASERS

  • Monday (Episode #12408): Jason and Sam’s romantic honeymoon may take a dark tone. Steve and Olivia suffer a mishap. Lucky is taken by surprise by Luke. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
  • Tuesday (Episode #12409): Carly works to convince Shawn about something important. Franco plots the next stage of his plan. Sonny comes to stop Michael. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
  • Wednesday (Episode #12410): Patrick remembers Robin’s birthday. Tracy visits Anthony. Lucky and Ethan have a chat. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
  • Thursday (Episode #12411): Elizabeth suffers a break down. Kate receives flowers from someone unexpected. Kristina gets some big news. (Rated: TVPG V)
  • Friday (Episode #12412): There’s trouble in paradise for Jason and Sam. Matt asks Elizabeth out on a date. Lulu makes an admission. (Rated: TVPG L, S)


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — October 8, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of Soap Opera Network, an online magazine celebrating the world of soaps past, present and future.

Soap Opera Network began as an online message board on the then popular ezBoard (now called Yuki) platform by two individuals that wanted to start a more industry based discussion forum for fans of the soap opera genre with the idea that not only could one discuss the comings, the goings or the general news of the day, but have the opportunity to learn more about the names, the faces and the minds of the people that help make daily dramatic serials happen year in and year out. At launch, soap operas “All My Children, “As The World Turns,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live,” “Passions,” “Port Charles,” and “The Young and the Restless” were on the schedules of television networks ABC, CBS and NBC.

In November 2002, Soap Opera Network left ezBoard and became its own .com service.

Thanks to elaborate databases such as a ratings archive (how soaps rated over the years), episode count archive (who appeared in episodes of a soap opera each and every month and year), its end credit archive (who wrote, directed or produced each episode), including a listing of episode writers and directors along with profile pieces on more than 80% of the writers, producers and directors, Soap Opera Network has cornered the market on information surrounding the inner workings of the soap opera format.

Over the course of its ten years, Soap Opera Network has interviewed a number of daytime’s biggest stars and behind the scenes personnel including Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak, Melody Thomas Scott, Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Sarah Brown, Hillary B. Smith, Robert S. Woods, Ilene Kristen, Ken Corday, Cameron Mathison, Cady McClain, Eden Riegel, Judith Light, Bradley P. Bell, Brian Frons, Maria Arena Bell, Sherri Shepherd, Daniel Goddard, Greg Meng, Marlene McPherson, Darrell Ray Thomas, Nancy CurleeMelissa Archer, Kristen Alderson, Julie Pinson, Ron Carlivati, Frank Valentini, Linda Dano and many more.

Current Soap Opera Network staff is as follows:

Xavier Toups, Co-Founder
Errol Lewis, Editor in Chief; General Hospital Editor; Days of our Lives Editor
Angela Rosa, Managing Editor; All My Children Editor
Scotty Gore, Managing Editor; One Life to Live Editor
Venus Stone-Cutter, The Young and the Restless Editor
Gehrig Burnett Jr., The Bold and the Beautiful Editor



GH Recap: Friday, October 7, 2011

ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, October 7, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jason and Sam continue their romance in Hawaii. But a shadow falls across their beach hut – is it Franco? We realize there is clear and present danger. Carly gets a surprise present for Josslyn.

Lulu remains deeply conflicted by what the future could hold when Dante maintains that being a cop is who he is.

Michael overhears Carly and Shawn discuss the panic room – and takes off determined to handle the drugs himself.

Siobhan’s letter affects Lucky. More drama for the Spencer clan… Ethan refuses to fall for Luke’s old antics while Luke goes to see Lucky.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason and Sam are enjoying their honeymoon… but for how long?
  • Luke surprises Lucky.
  • Steve and Olivia get romantic… and injured.


Bob D'Amico/ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of October 10, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

On Tuesday, October 11, Lisa’s “ghost” looms heavy over Port Charles. Patrick puts together an interesting birthday celebration for his wife. The dark cloud following Maxie threatens Patrick and Robin’s celebration but on Thursday, October 13 her bad luck appears to be the least of their problems. Lisa eliminates an obstacle. Alexis and Kristina butt heads. Kristina receives shocking news. Dante listens in as Sonny has a revealing conversation with Kate. Kate and Sonny end up very close as they work together to get Michael out of a jam. Sonny surprises Kate on Friday, October 14.

The Inside Story: My Addiction
Lucky sets Luke straight about where he stands with the family. Does Luke have a secret weapon to break through the wall his family has put up? Luke purposely interrupts Tracy and Anthony on Wednesday, October 12. Lucky and Ethan discuss Luke and addiction. Elizabeth arranges a family get together for herself, Lucky and the children. Lucky pulls no punches as he calls Elizabeth out on her true intentions  – and dashes any hopes she has of them ever being a family again. Lucky makes a decision. Matt asks Elizabeth if she would be his date to the boat party (in his honor) after being turned down by Maxie. Lucky confides in Ethan. Lulu continues to drown her sorrows in alcohol.

A Closer Look: Trick or Treat
Jason and Sam’s fun in paradise is threatened by a foe – and a friend of sorts on Monday, October 10. Franco’s psychosis is evident as he continues his elaborate game. Desperate to reach Jason herself, Carly does her best to persuade Shawn to take her and Josslyn with him to Hawaii. Someone lurks outside of Jason and Sam’s shack as they make love. Carly and Shawn arrive in Hawaii. Jason finds a curious item in the shack. Franco delights in his shenanigans.

GH ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 17, 2011

  • Steve’s announcement upsets Robin.
  • Matt and Elizabeth inch closer.
  • Jason and Sam face off with Carly and Shawn.
  • Sonny is done tolerating Kate’s attitude.
  • Lives are at stake as Lisa takes Port Charles by storm, again.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of September 26-30, 2011

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,264,000 (-84,000/-671,000)
2. B&B 2,809,000 (-34,000/-348,000)
3. OLTL 2,716,000 (-62,000/+413,000)
4. GH 2,597,000 (+55,000/+151,000)
5. DAYS 2,571,000 (+260,000/+163,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.2/11 (-.1/-.3) <—– ties low
2. B&B 2.1/7 (-.1/-.1)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.2/+.1)
3. GH 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (-.1/+.2)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 865,000 (-5,000/-127,000)
2. GH 746,000 (+77,000/-105,000)
3. OLTL 673,000 (+12,000/+16,000)
4. DAYS 671,000 (+81,000/-7,000)
5. B&B 553,000 (+4,000/-61,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (same/-.1)
2. GH 1.2/7 (+.2/-.1)
3. OLTL 1.1/7 (+.1/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.0/7 (+.1/same)
5. B&B 0.9/5 (same/same)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 43,000 (+11,000/+10,000)
2. OLTL 40,000 (-25,000/+31,000)
3. GH 30,000 (+1,000/+15,000)
4. B&B 27,000 (+15,000/-3,000)
5. DAYS 24,000 (+12,000/+6,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (same/-.1)
1. DAYS 0.7/4 (+.1/same)
3. GH 0.6/4 (same/-.3)
3. OLTL 0.6/4 (same/+.1)
5. B&B 0.4/2 (same/-.1)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 974,000 (-94,000/-142,000)
2. B&B 592,000 (-80,000/-36,000)
3. DAYS 585,000 (+51,000/+19,000)
4. OLTL 559,000 (+5,000/+159,000)
5. GH 492,000 (+4,000/+64,000)

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Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.2/2,937,000
Tuesday: 2.2/2,896,000
Wednesday: 2.3/2,913,000
Thursday: 2.1/2,839,000
Friday: 2.0/2,459,000

DAYS
Monday: 2.0/2,667,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,452,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,630,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,579,000
Friday: 1.9/2,529,000

GH
Monday: 2.0/2,787,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,560,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,691,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,553,000
Friday: 1.8/2,394,000

OLTL
Monday: 2.0/2,837,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,680,000
Wednesday: 2.0/2,692,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,795,000
Friday: 1.9/2,578,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.3/4,519,000
Tuesday: 3.4/4,528,000
Wednesday: 3.5/4,479,000
Thursday: 3.1/4,134,000
Friday: 2.8/3,660,000

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For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through October 2, 2011

Households
1. Y&R 3.2
2. B&B 2.2
3. OLTL 2.0
4. GH 1.9
5. DAYS 1.8

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4
2. GH 1.1
3. DAYS 1.0
3. OLTL 1.0
5. B&B 0.9

 

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GH Recap: Thursday, October 6, 2011

ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 6, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Delores arrives to question Lulu but ends up giving some answers instead.

Michael refuses to give up on the drugs in the warehouse despite Abby’s pleas.

Ethan checks in on Lucky and brings the torn portrait of Laura. Meanwhile, Luke prepares presents for each Spencer family member. Ethan faces Luke. Lucky opens Siobhan’s letter and starts to read it.

With Spinelli and Matt’s help, Maxie commemorates BJ’s birthday.

Elizabeth challenges Maxie to put her focus back where it belongs: on Matt. Spinelli witnesses Elizabeth and Matt’s growing closeness.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Something’s not right in Hawaii.
  • Carly gets a gift for Josslyn.
  • Michael overhears Carly and Shawn.








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