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

John Paschal/JPI Studios

John Paschal/JPI Studios

“General Hospital’s” Emme Rylan (Lulu Spencer) is no stranger to heartbreaking baby loss storylines. As “Guiding Light’s” Lizzie Spaulding, she had to play out the emotional arc in which Lizzie believed her daughter, Sarah, had died in a car accident. And while Rylan is proud of the work she was able to bring as her Springfield alter ego, she’s of the opinion that now having two children of her own (Jackson, 4, and Levi, 2) is making her current baby-loss storyline much stronger.

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Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

UPDATE: Today marks “General Hospital’s” 13,000th episode, and in honor of the very special event, several of the sudser’s stars are taking to Twitter to chat live with fans!

You can join Kristen Alderson (Kiki), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Jimmy Deshler (Rafe), Tequan Richmond (T.J.), Ian Buchanan (Duke) during the East coast broadcast of the show (at 2ET/11PT) and Sean Blakemore (Shawn), Kimberly McCullough (Robin), Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) during the West coast broadcast of the show (4ET/1PT).

Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) and Kathleen Gati (Dr. Obrecht) may also join, time permitting.

Use #GH13000 to join the conversation!



General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

ABC

ABC

 Coastal Entertainment Productions

Coastal Entertainment Productions

It may be super cold in the Northeast (and much of the country) right now, but come Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, much of the cast of ABC’s “General Hospital” will be heating things up for those in and around Montclair, New Jersey and Boston, Massachusetts.

Produced by Coastal Entertainment Productions, “GH’s” Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and Laura Wright (Carly) will host co-stars Kristen Alderson (Kiki), Chad Duell (Michael), Kelly Thiebaud (Britt), Bryan Craig (Morgan), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), Maura West (Ava) and Michael Easton (Silas) for the ultimate “GH” Fantasy Weekend. The actors will all be on hand for a star studded afternoon in Montclair on Saturday, April 5 and in Boston on Sunday, April 6 for what is being dubbed the largest soap opera event in the Northeast.

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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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Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Shortly after it was announced that Kelly Sullivan would be departing ABC’s “General Hospital,” as a result of the soap opting to write her characters (Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri) off the canvas, the actress stated on her Facebook page, “I am not returning to ‘GH’ after August. This is not a contract issue, I have been written off the show.”

It was unclear at the time whether August meant airdate or tape date. Things have since become clear as the actress has revealed on her Twitter page that she will be taping her last episode of the daytime drama series today, which means her last airdate will be sometime in August.

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Official General Hospital Fan Club

Official General Hospital Fan Club

Times, they are a-changin’! Due to a last minute switch in the production schedule over at “General Hospital,” there are some schedule changes taking place for a few of the “GH” Fan Club Weekend events taking place on Friday, July 26.

The Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) and Kristen Alderson (Kiki Jerome) event has been moved to a later time slot, now taking place from 7PM to 9PM. And the Bryan Craig (Morgan Corinthos), Tequan Richmond (T.J. Ashford) and Jimmy Deshler (Rafe Kovich) event has been moved up to the earlier time of 4PM to 6PM. Meanwhile, Lisa LoCicero’s (Olivia Falconeri) event has been pushed back an hour. Her festivities will now take place from 10AM to 1PM.

As far as we know, none of the other “GH” event times have been affected by the scheduling conflict.



Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Hot on the heels of word breaking that Kelly Sullivan (Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri) would be departing ABC’s “General Hospital” in the near future as a result of her character being written off canvas, the newest issue of Soap Opera Digest reveals that co-star Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri) has renewed her contract with the daytime soap. Ironically, the two portray cousins on “GH.”

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Not on twitter? Can’t figure it out? Or just didn’t have time to keep up today?  That’s alright, our Tweet This, Tweet That will get you all caught up in the Soap Twitterverse! Funny, sad, news worthy or not, if we think it is worth sharing we’ll have them all in our daily Tweet Cap!

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Missed the “20/20″ special dedicated to ABC’s “General Hospital”? ABCNews.com has uploaded the entire  thing (broken into segments) for your viewing pleasure! If you prefer watching the entire thing straight through, ABC.com also uploaded the entire episode.


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