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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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 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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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Adam Larkey/ABC

Adam Larkey/ABC

Yesterday, it was announced that veteran soap actor Rick Hearst would be returning to ABC’s “General Hospital” for the first time since 2009 as his character Ric Lansing. Hearst is scheduled to first air on Monday February 24, but isn’t expected to speak until Tuesday, February 25, according to ABC Soaps In Depth. In honor of his grand return, the actor took to Twitter to thank the fans, “GH” executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati for making it all happen.

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 Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

There’s so much excitement happening over at “General Hospital,” it’s tough to keep up! And when Soap Opera Network recently spoke with actress Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), she teased that the strong, layered storylines most fans have been enjoying as of late will continue to pack a punch throughout 2014. But just what will this year have in store for the lovely lady? Read on to find out!

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Fans of “General Hospital’s” headwriter, Ron Carlivati, have something to be very happy about today: The scribe announced that he’s signed a new contract with the ABC soap opera!

“I just signed a new contract!” he wrote via his Twitter feed. “So happy to be staying with @ABCNetwork & @GeneralHospital!”

The news comes hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that “GH” has been renewed through the 2014-2015 season.



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Cliff Lipson/CBS

Cliff Lipson/CBS

Several “Days of our Lives” actors have tweeted short congratulatory messages in support of today’s news that NBC has renewed their series until the 2015-2016 season, but they’re not the only people celebrating the exciting news: Major personalities from the rival soaps have jumped aboard to give shout outs to the iconic soap, as well!

Angelica McDaniel, senior vice president of CBS Daytime (which broadcasts “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless”), took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the renewal news. “CONGRATS to #DAYS on their pickup!” she wrote. “Who said the genre is dying? NOT US!”

Meanwhile, “General Hospital” headwriter Ron Carlivati also gave a shout out to the recent Emmy-winning show. “Congratulations to ‘Days of our Lives’ on the show’s renewal!” he tweeted. “We’re all in this together!”



General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

There have been a slew of stories celebrating soap operas’ recent turnaround in the ratings game as of late, but it’s an unexpected trend worth repeating: Soaps are back, baby! And “General Hospital,” which was marching toward an ABC death similar to “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” is doing particularly well. Soap Opera Network sat down with the sudser’s very own William deVry (Julian Jerome), who discussed some particulars of why “GH” is on such an upswing. And while he was at it, he revealed some details on what’s to come in Julian’s life, as well!

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Ida Mae Astute/ABC

Ida Mae Astute/ABC

Anyone who’s been watching “General Hospital” as of late knows that the iconic sudser is seriously on fire — and from what we can tell, the flames don’t look as if they’ll die down any time soon! In fact, when Soap Opera Network caught up with executive producer Frank Valentini at this month’s Television Critics Association event at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California, he revealed that fans haven’t seen anything yet! Read on for the scoop on what’s to come in the weeks ahead, how interaction with the network heads has helped with the soap’s recent success and what to expect for the long haul when it comes to everything Port Charles!

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Todd Wawrychuk/ABC

Todd Wawrychuk/ABC

Fans of “General Hospital’s” Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) have no doubt been thrilled to see the actress front and center on the canvas as of late, but the sad cat has officially been let out of the bag: She’ll soon be departing Port Charles! But just how will Anna’s (Finola Hughes) daughter be exiting the canvas? Soap Opera Network spoke with the actress to find out!

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Toky Photography

Toky Photography

“General Hospital” head writer Ron Carlivati tweeted about a newcomer hitting Port Charles and now Soap Opera Network has the details! Per a rep for the show, actor/model Ryan Paevey is joining the cast of the soap in the contract role of Nathan West, a detective working for the Port Charles Police Department.

Originally scheduled to debut on the Friday, December 27 episode in scenes alongside Kirsten Storms‘ Maxie Jones, Paevey will instead make his debut on Monday, December 30 as a result of the Friday, December 20 national preemption by President Obama.

In his tweet, Carlivati said, “Look who’s coming to Port Charles…,” which was accompanied by a posed professional photo of Paevey. The writer subsequently tweeted, “To those who were asking me about this guy, google Ryan Paevey. #Enjoy.”

Enjoy they shall!









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