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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Kirsten Storms
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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

As much as fans love a good catfight onscreen, yesterday’s social media drama between “Days of our Lives” Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) and “General Hospital’s” Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) proves that real life catfights take the cake!

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As previously reported, tomorrow, April 12, The Paley Center for Media will present a panel discussion with the cast of ABC’s “General Hospital” in honor of the soaps 50th anniversary. Also scheduled to join in are executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati.

While tickets have already sold out quickly, fans of ABC’s “General Hospital” won’t have to miss out on their favorite actors as they take a chair with Will Keck, Senior Editor & Columnist, TV Guide Magazine, during an interactive panel conversation that will be streamed live at PaleyCenter.org on Friday, April 12 at 7:00 PM PT at The Paley Center for Media John H. Mitchell Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Tongues started wagging when “Days of our Lives” star Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) tweeted that Jen Lilley (ex-Maxie Jones, “General Hospital”) was the newest castmember to join the iconic show, and while the actor’s tweet was quickly pulled, the rumor spread like wildfire anyway. And it turns out, the news is true!

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On Monday, April 1, ABC’s “General Hospital” turns 50! In honor of the event, fans have been anticipating the return of one of the shows grandest events…the Nurses Ball. While things don’t kick into high gear for the event until the Friday, April 5 episode, we at Soap Opera Network wanted to make sure you got a glimpse of some of your favorite actors before their characters start singing, dancing, and throwing punches.

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

When word broke that Brandon Barash would be departing ABC’s “General Hospital” after five years portraying the contract role of Johnny Zacchara on the daytime drama series, many fans began to wonder if we had already seen the last of the actor on screen as the character hadn’t appeared on the canvas in some time. Turns out we haven’t seen the last of Barash on “GH” just yet, but we will soon.

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People Magazine/Time Warner

People Magazine/Time Warner

The last time People Magazine offerred a collector’s edition of a soap opera was in September 2011, when the mag celebrated the life and history of the then canceled “All My Children.” This time the magazine is celebrating the continued life and history of “General Hospital” with a special 50th Anniversary collector’s edition that finds Luke and Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis), Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), Sonny Corinthos and Brenda Barrett (Maurice Benard and Vanessa Marcil), Duke Lavery and Anna Devane (Ian Buchanan and Finola Highes), and Jagger Cates (Antonio Sabato Jr.) gracing the cover.

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Alert: Kirsten Storms Live Twitter Chat

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Frank Ockenfels/E! Entertainment

As part of the on going promotion of “General Hospital” and its 50th anniversary season through social networking, actress Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) will be tweeting live with fans during today’s East Coast broadcast of the ABC drama series.

In today’s episode, Maxie freaks out and Mac (John York) counsels her to be honest about her feelings. Is she backing out of her promise to be a surrogate for Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu (Julie Marie Berman)? Maxie makes a decision and tells the hopeful couple that she has something important to tell them.

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Beginning Monday, September 10 ABC’s “General Hospital” moves to a new time period (2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT/CT) and in celebration the network is hosting a weeklong twitter chat with cast members of the drama series.

Fans of ABC’s hit drama “General Hospital” will be able to submit questions (#askgh) and receive real-time responses from fan favorites who will be on Twitter during the East Coast broadcast of the show 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m.- noon PT.

Scheduled to take part in the twitter chats include the following stars (talent subject to change):

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 - Sebastian Roche (Jerry Jacks) - @sebroche
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 -  Roger Howarth (Todd Manning) - @generalhospital
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) - @MauriceBenardMB
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) - @finolahughes
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 – Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) - @teenystweeting

Help spread the word on social media with videos of your favorite “General Hospital” stars:

Follow your favorite “General Hospital” cast and crew on Twitter:

  • Bradford Anderson: @BfordAnderson
  • Brandon Barash: @BrandonBarash
  • Chad Duell: @duelly87
  • Dominick Zamprogna: @dom_zamprogna
  • Finola Hughes: @finolahughes
  • Frank Valentini: @valentinifrank
  • Ingo Rademacher: @IngoRademacher
  • Jason Thompson: @MyJasonThompson
  • Kelly Monaco: @kellymonaco1
  • Kelly Sullivan: @kellysullicanny
  • Kimberly McCullough: @whitewatercrew
  • Kirsten Storms: @teenystweeting
  • Kristen Alderson: krisalderson
  • Laura Wright: @ldubs
  • Leslie Charleson: @lesliecharleson
  • Lisa LoCicero: @lisalocicerogh
  • Maurice Benard: @MauriceBenardMB
  • Nancy Lee Grahn: @NancyLeeGrahn
  • Nathin Butler: @nathinbutler
  • Ron Carlivati: @carlivatiron
  • Scott Reeves: @reevesforreal
  • Sebastian Roche: @sebroche
  • Sonya Eddy: @TheRealSonyaEd
  • Steve Burton: @1SteveBurton


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“Happy Back to Work Day!!!! YAY!!” said Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) in a tweet earlier today as she prepared for her first day back on the set of ABC’s “General Hospital.” The actress also tweeted a photo of her script that was tucked away in her purse, saying “Bag packed. Off to work. #excitement.”

Storms re-tweeted a tweet by co-star Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake), who said, “I’m excited about getting back to work today. A healthy chunk is because @teenystweeting is back!! (but shh, we know how her head can swell).” Read More >>



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Actress Jen Lilley, who was given the ultimate acting challenge when she replaced Kirsten Storms in the role of Maxie Jones on ABC’s “General Hospital” in September 2011 now finds herself relinquishing the role back to Storms as the show prepares a time slot change in the coming weeks.

Last month Soap Opera Digest teased that Storms was “in talks to return the show,” and an emotional Lilley took to YouTube on Saturday, July 21, to confirm those reports (see video below).

Although a last airdate for Lilley has not been set nor has an ABC representative officially confirmed Lilley’s ouster and Storms’ return, sources tell Soap Opera Network that Storms is tentatively scheduled to return to the set beginning this week. A first airdate is expected for mid-to-late August, which is just in time for “General Hospital’s” move to 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT on ABC.









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