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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“General Hospital’s” A.J. Quartermaine has officially bought the farm, and we’ll soon be seeing his portrayer, Sean Kanan, back on “The Bold and the Beautiful.” The actor reprises his role as the love-to-hate-him Deacon Sharpe on Friday, June 13 — and the sudser’s headwriter, Bradley P. Bell, says it’s going to be one hellraising return!

“Deacon is one of our greatest characters — a guy who is all about money, power and status, and this time will be no different,” the scribe reveals in a recent interview with TV Guide. “Deacon is also the father of our central character, Hope Logan [Kim Matula], which makes him especially valuable right now. We’re going to find out that he’s been going from town to town trying to get something going for himself. He eventually finds his way back to Los Angeles, ostensibly because he misses his daughter. But, as we all know, he’d sell her to the highest bidder if it served his purposes.”

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After “General Hospital’s” A.J. Quartermaine was shot and put into critical condition by Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) a few weeks ago, fans began speculating if this could be the end of the line for the long-time Port Charles resident. Even so, it comes as a shock today that A.J.’s portrayer, Sean Kanan, has confirmed that he will be leaving “GH” at the end of this month to return to his role on “The Bold and the Beautiful!”

In an interview with TV Guide Magazine, Kanan explains that his “GH” exit was a mutual decision by him and the producers. Although, according to him, his exit has a lot to do with his unhappiness over the writing for his character.

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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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CBS

While the rest of the world enjoys hearts and chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day, the characters on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” will be getting a huge dose of Lovers’ Day drama!

Friday, February 14 will be filled with heartbreak on “B&B” as Liam (Scott Clifton) refuses to give up on Hope (Kim Matula) — even though she’s enjoying her very first Valentine’s Day with new lover Wyatt (Darin Brooks)! Meanwhile, certain Los Angeles residents don’t how to feel about Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) plans to get married, with Bill (Don Diamont) going so far as to try and woo Brooke back! Will he succeed? And where will all of the drama leave Katie (Heather Tom), who is secretly yearning for Ridge and fighting the urge to follow her heart?

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In its newsletter, “The Bold and the Beautiful” executive producer and head writer, Bradley P. Bell, shared the following teasers of what fans can expect for their favorite characters in the next couple of months on the CBS Daytime drama series.

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Gilles Toucas

Having endured the ups and downs of true love for more than two decades, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) find themselves reunited with a new and very big obstacle, Bill Spencer (Don Diamont). These two star crossed lovers have forgiven and forgotten many things in their lives, but will they be able to overcome Brooke’s betrayal of her own sister? As Ridge attempts to come to grips with the news of Brooke’s latest romance, he turns to the one person who might be able to give him the understanding and comfort that he needs, Katie (Heather Tom). Meanwhile, still longing for Brooke, Bill tells her that he will not be reuniting with Katie, but will do whatever it takes to make her is own. True love, betrayal and the bonds of family test the love of Ridge, Brooke, Bill and Katie like never before. A fresh new year will be brighter for some, and not so bright for others.

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Francis Specker/CBS

When thinking of daytime dramas like “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless,” extreme drama, intrigue, love and romance probably come to mind. But how about comedy? Is laughter an important component within daytime dramas?

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Francis Specker/CBS

“Criminal Minds” star Joe Mantegna certainly thinks so. “When I was doing mostly theater, I watched a lot of daytime, because theater actors are like athletes: They sleep late, because they work nights, so they watch daytime television. And actually, I used to find a lot of humor in them,” he tells Soap Opera Network. “I like… when soap operas have characters who bring a lot of comedy to the show. Some of them are very, very good.”

But do the stars of CBS’ sudsers agree? We asked several if comedic scenes have a place within their intense dramas, and if so, how important is it to infuse comedy into the emotional roller coasters. Funny enough (no pun intended), they were all too happy to share that when it comes to comedy, there is no joking around!

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CBS

With a new year kicking things off next week, CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” promises to bring a new beginning, new enemies and new surprises to the table for the rich and the fabulous Forresters, Spencers, Logans and Fullers. In a newly released promo, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Katie (Heather Tom) share a tender moment as the clock strikes 12, while Hope (Kim Matula) and Wyatt (Darin Brooks) look to move on…together, and Donna (Jennifer Gareis) and Quinn (Rena Sofer) stand their ground as they prepare for battle.

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CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

If you thought sitting down with family and friends for Thanksgiving was going to be the highlight of the week, wait until you see what “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” have in store for the holiday! Both shows have exciting episodes planned prior to the big day, as well as classic episodes set to air on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. So if turkey, stuffing and all of the fixings don’t have you falling out of your chair, these two sudsers will certainly get the job done!

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Flip Creative Videos

Flip Creative Videos

It’s not uncommon for soap opera stars to appear in music videos (we’ve even done features about it in the past), but “General Hospital’s” Sean Kanan (A.J. Quartermaine; ex-Deacon Sharpe, “The Bold and the Beautiful”/“The Young and the Restless”) and his wife, Michele Kanan, have turned the tables: The duo actually made their own music video specifically about the genre!

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Beginning with yesterday’s episode of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” reality stars from “Big Brother” and “Survivor” are appearing on the drama series alongside series regulars Kim Matula (Hope Logan) and Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller) in episodes showcasing the shows Bikini Bar set, and next week on the set of the Forrester Boutique.

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