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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Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios

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Amazon, Inc. announced today the premiere date of “Alpha House,” a new comedy that features former “All My Children” heartthrob Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos) as one of four United States senators-turned-unlikely-roommates renting a house in Washington, D.C. The series, which also stars John Goodman, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy, will premiere on Friday, November 15 with the first three of its eleven episode first season being made available to all Amazon Prime Instant Video customers online and via Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Roku, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii and Wii U, as well as other connected devises. In addition to announcing the premiere date for “Alpha House,” Amazon also announced the launch date for its other new comedy, “Betas” – Friday, November 22, which follows four friends as they work to make it rich with a new mobile social networking application.

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Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios

In mid-April, Amazon Studios launched the 2013 “Watch the Shows. Call the Shots.” campaign in which viewers get to decide which pilot got picked up to series based on feedback and total views. This method differs from the traditional method in which executives at television networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The CW, etc., order a project, decide which gets a pilot order, and then from the available crop decide which of those pilots gets picked up to series.

It was recently announced that “Alpha House,” starring John Goodman (“Roseanne,” “Treme”) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos, “All My Children”; “American Horror Story: Asylum”), had received a series order from Amazon. “Alpha House,” written by Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer-Prize winner Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury,” “Tanner ’88″) tells the story of four United States senators who live together in a rented house in Washington DC as re-election battles and looming indictments head their way. Clark Johnson (“The Wire”) and Matt Malloy (“Six Feet Under,” “Law & Order”) also star.

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Allison Janney has acted in a slew of projects since leaving the role of “Guiding Light’s” Ginger in 1995, including “The West Wing,” “Mr. Sunshine,” and “American Beauty,” and she just filmed a new spot as a guest on “Bitter Party of 5,” which “The Young and the Restless’” Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) wants you to see!

“Tweeps! [Please] watch my friends hilarious show!” writes the actress of the web comedy that was created by Jason Antoon (“Minority Report”), Mary Birdsong (“The Descendants”), Greg Cromer, Romy Resemont (“Glee”) and Tricia O’Kelley — all actors who were slated to star alongside “Roseanne’s” Roseanne Barr and John Goodman in NBC’s pilot “Downwardly Mobile,” which was ultimately not picked up by the network.

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Before landing “Castle,” Nathan Fillion did a lot of whacky stuff as “One Life to Live’s” Joey Buchanan (including losing his characters virginity to Robin Strasser’s Dorian Lord!), but his latest gig just may take the cake: According to Entertainment Weekly, he’ll be voicing an animated character in Pixar’s “Monsters University,” a prequel to the popular “Monsters, Inc.”!

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