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ABC’S “THE VIEW” WELCOMES THE CAST OF “DOWNTON ABBEY,” LIVE DECEMBER 10
ABC’s Annual “Home for the Holidays” Campaign Celebrates Two Talented U.S. Veterans, Dec. 13
Backstreet Boys Perform Live, Dec. 12
Clinton Kelly, Trista Sutter and Hilaria Baldwin Guest Co-Host
“The View,” a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC, features hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on ABC.com. “The View” is produced by ABC and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for “The Barbara Walters Specials.” “The View” is directed by Mark Gentile. For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theviewtv) and hosts Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters), Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg), Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) and Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) on Twitter.™
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and “The View” wants to see Santa’s merriest moments spreading the holiday cheer. Viewers are encouraged to Tweet or Instagram photos with #TheView or submit to [email protected] for the chance they’ll be featured on the show, Dec. 9-13.
“The View” wants to hear from you. Tweet #theview during the live broadcast and selected viewer tweets will appear on screen during the show.
Scheduled guests for the week of DECEMBER 9-13 are as follows (subject to change):
- MONDAY, DEC. 9 – Guest co-host Clinton Kelly (ABC’s “The Chew”); Garth Brooks (“Blame It All On My Roots”); Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley (“Snooki & JWOWW”) joined by their fiancés; a holiday performance from Johnny Mathis.
Christmas is coming a little bit early for fans of Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery, “All My Children”) this year. The actor is gracing the small screen alongside Jennie Garth (“Beverly Hills, 90210”) in an ABC Family “25 Days of Christmas” film titled “Holidaze.”
The feel-good flick follows Melody (Garth), a high-powered workaholic who plans on spending the holidays jet-setting with friends — until her boss sends her to her sleepy hometown with the task of convincing the townspeople to allow the building of a new discount store! Everyone — including her old friends and high school sweetheart, Carter (Mathison) — are opposed to the idea, which starts a recipe for trouble. Desperate to get out of town and back to her normal life, Melody takes a spill and wakes up in an alternate universe where she never left town and is married to Carter!
In celebration of its “Home for the Holidays” campaign, ABC announced today plans to incorporate United States Veterans in upcoming episodes of its daytime and primetime programming, including “Modern Family,” “Last Man Standing” and “General Hospital.” Comedy “The Neighbors” will offer a veteran the opportunity to shadow one of their directors as they put an episode together. Meanwhile, “The View” and “The Chew” will support the vets with various themed episodes throughout the holiday season.
Storyline details and episode airdates, including air times, will be announced at a later date.
The alphabet network is very proud of its sole remaining daytime drama series, “General Hospital,” which has increased its total audience and is surging in the key sales demos. The network is also proud of daytime talkers “The View” and “The Chew,” which are both achieving increased audiences in demos. “Chew” is reaching a new zenith in total audience as the talk show attracted its largest total viewer count and women 25-54 demo count in its history during the week of October 28, 2013 through November 1, 2013.
“General Hospital” grew its Total Viewer audience for the fourth consecutive week, rising to an over 10 month high (2.91 million – since 1/21/13), set an over 2 year high in Women 18-49 (748,000/1.2 rating) and over 2 and a half year high in Women 25-54 (989,000/1.6 rating) – since weeks of 8/15/11 and 3/28/11, respectively – placing a competitive #2 in the demos, and was the #1 program for the 11th week in a row in Women 18-34 (259,000/0.8 rating).
• Monday’s telecast – which included story lines revolving around Robin learning of Patrick’s engagement and Maxie’s frantic preparation for her baby’s return – stood as the series’ most-watched telecast in over 3 and a half years in Total Viewers (3.16 million – since 2/1/10), its second-most-watched telecast in over two years in Women 18-49 (857,000/1.3 rating) and two and a half years in Women 25-54 (1.13 million/1.9 rating) – since 8/15/11 and 3/25/11, accordingly.
On Wednesday, October 23, “General Hospital’s” Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) will be giving ABC’s “The View” a male perspective on the day’s hot topics as the daytime star is scheduled to co-host the chatfest alongside Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and Whoopi Goldberg. The Canadian born actor will also be chatting it up with the stars of ABC’s “The Middle” as the cast celebrates the show’s 100th episode airing that night.
Senior Concerns is hosting the 28th annual Ultimate Dining Experience this month, and it’s truly going to be ultimate, as “The Young and the Restless’” Jerry Douglas (ex-John Abbott) and his wife, Kym (a beauty expert seen on shows like ‘The View,’ ‘The Doctors’ and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’), are co-hosting this year’s event!
The dining experience, which takes place Sunday, September 15, begins with chef’s samplings along with beer and wine tastings, followed by a three-course dinner showcasing creations from Hyatt Westlake Plaza, I’d Rather Be Baking, Mastros, May’s Kitchen, North Ranch Country Club, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Westlake Culinary Institute and the Westlake Village Inn.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Senior Concerns official website.
While the soaps are all up year-to-year in total viewers and key sales demos, CBS’ “The Talk” is also showing signs of solid growth. Last week (week of July 15-19, 2013), the daytime talk show, hosted by Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen and Sheryl Underwood, recorded its largest weekly audience ever as the program averaged 2.62 million viewers.
While the Twitter world was abuzz yesterday over the drama between “Days of our Lives’” Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) and “General Hospital’s” Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones), “GH” actress Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) was up to some social media shenanigans of her own!
With her “Today Show” and “The View” gigs behind her, daytime personality Meredith Vieira is embarking on the next step of her career: She’ll be hosting her very own talk show on NBC!
Going into Sunday’s Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards telecast, the Disney/ABC Television Group was the most honored television group with 50 nominations covering all genres including talk shows (“The View,” “Katie” and “Live with Kelly and Michael”), game shows (“Who Wants to Be A Millionaire”), soap operas (“General Hospital” and “One Life to Live”), amongst many others. By the end of the big night however, the combined television group went home with 11 statues (two during broadcast and nine from the Creative Arts on Friday).