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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National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Earlier today the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards.

All entrants that submitted this year were judged by their peers via an online ballot. Eligible judges viewed clips containing work of each performer and were required to select their top 10 performer choices. In the case of the Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor categories, there were ties this year that resulted in more than 10 pre-nominees.

The candidates below will now advance to the blue ribbon screening round, which will determine both nominees and recipients. The final nominations will be announced May 1.

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

ABC

ABC

“You Can run, you can hide… but only for so long,” states the promo the newly released promo for ABC’s “General Hospital” as Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) holds a gun on Franco (Roger Howarth), who is running loose in the PCPD, while Patrick (Jason Thompson) may soon learn the truth about Sabrina’s (Teresa Castillo) baby just as Robin (Kimberly McCullough) gets taken!

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Official General Hospital Fan Club

Official General Hospital Fan Club

ABC; JPI Studios

ABC; JPI Studios

As part of the “General Hospital” Fan Club Weekend, fans of the daytime soap will be able to enjoy several events hosted by the official General Hospital Fan Club. The events include “Cookies & Cream” with Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) and Emme Rylan (Lulu), Boys || Men with Jason Thompson and Dominic Zamprogna, and Friday Night with Monaco (Kelly Monaco, that is).

With tickets ranging from as low as $85 to high as $110, fans will enjoy plenty of Q&A time with the actors, along with autograph signing and photographs, behind the scenes revelations, drinks, food, games and trivia, and MUCH more.

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National Football League

National Football League

soapoperanetwork_tweet_thisthat_02_518x100It’s time for a special Super Bowl Sunday edition of Tweet This, Tweet That! Each week we compile some of the most hilarious, thought-provoking, controversial, or interesting tweets from some of daytime’s most popular stars.

Today the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. Which of your favorite daytime stars picked the Broncos to win – and who has the Seahawks? Which soap actors are more concerned with Super Bowl food than football? And who may be making an appearance on your television tonight? Check it out in this week’s Tweet This, Tweet That!

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Official General Hospital Fan Club

Official General Hospital Fan Club

Ida Mae Astute/ABC

Ida Mae Astute/ABC

As previously reported, the annual “General Hospital” Fan Club weekend will take place from Thursday, July 31 through Monday, August 4 at the Sportmen’s Lodge Hotel and Events Center in Studio City, CA. Tickets for the Kick Off Cocktail Party, Main Cast and Blast from the Past – Part II events went on sale last week Monday.

Recently, the fan club announced additional events for several “GH” stars including mainstays Rebecca Herbst, Lisa LoCicero, Tyler Christopher, Laura Wright, Kelly Moncao, Kirsten Storms, Jason Thompson and Dominic Zamprogna. Joining the actors this year with their own events will be Michael Easton, Ryan Paevey, Kathleen Gati, and even the return of Karaoke night, now hosted by Sean Blakemore, Marc Anthony Samuel and Parry Shen.

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Just as Sabrina Santiago learns that she is pregnant on ABC’s “General Hospital,” her portrayer reveals she is also pregnant in real-life, reports People magazine. “It feels wonderful. This is the most joyous time of my life,” said actress Teresa Castillo to the publication, where she announced she was expecting her first child – a girl – with husband Shane Aaron. “It feels great to finally be able to share it with the world,” she added.

Wed in 2008, the couple are expecting their bundle of joy in May, while in reel-life Sabrina will be experiencing a headache full of drama in the coming months as she debates on how to inform Patrick (Jason Thompson), who just left her in order to return to the arms and bed of his recently revealed to be alive wife, Robin (Kimberly McCullough), about their surprise post-wedding gift. Castillo tells ABC Soaps In Depth, “I feel like it was appropriate for the story. It just adds to the drama, and I love it.”



Doverwood Communications, Inc.

Doverwood Communications, Inc.

See “General Hospital’s” Rick Springfield (Dr. Noah Drake) as you’ve never seen him perform. From personal stories to stories from concert fields, the documentary film, “An Affair of the Heart,” follows the life of the multi-talented actor/musician from the perspective of his fans who share details on when they first discovered him and what makes him such an icon in their lives. The film was recently released on DVD/blu-ray and hails from an idea by producer Melanie Lentz-Janney, who has been a loyal fan of Rick’s for thirty years. “The Young and the Restless’” Doug Davidson along with “GH’s’” Jacklyn Zeman, Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson and Brandon Barash also appear in the film.

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ABC

ABC

On Wednesday, October 23, “General Hospital’s” Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) will be giving ABC’s “The View” a male perspective on the day’s hot topics as the daytime star is scheduled to co-host the chatfest alongside Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and Whoopi Goldberg. The Canadian born actor will also be chatting it up with the stars of ABC’s “The Middle” as the cast celebrates the show’s 100th episode airing that night.

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Ron Tom/ABC

Ron Tom/ABC

Ron Tom/ABC

Ron Tom/ABC

On Thursday, November 28 from 7:00 PM ET/PT through 1:00 AM ET/PT, SOAPnet will present a six hour “General Hospital” Nurses Ball marathon comprising all six episodes dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the ABC Daytime drama series, which aired earlier this year on both ABC and SOAPnet. The episodes include the return of Ingo Rademacher as Jasper “Jax” Jacks, Vanessa Marcil as Brenda Barrett, Richard Simmons as a caricature of himself, Rick Springfield‘s Noah Drake singing “Jessie’s Girl,” Magic Milo (Drew Cheetwood) and the gang, which includes “Dancing with the Stars’” Maksim Chmerkovskiy, doing a strip tease. Sabrina Santago (Teresa Castillo) and Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) closed out the ball as they sang “You’re Not Alone” to Emma Scorpio-Drake (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) as Port Charles’ finest gathered around the stage.

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Getty Images North America

Getty Images North America

The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards are set to be an exciting night filled with appearances from the industry’s biggest stars — some of which will also be presenting awards on stage during the big night. Read on to find out if your favorites will be handing the Outstanding Supporting Actor and the Outstanding Supporting Actress winners their coveted awards!

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