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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The Young and the Restless
Robert Voets/CBS

Robert Voets/CBS

Melody Thomas Scott may be celebrating her 35th anniversary as “The Young and the Restless’” Nikki Newman, but that doesn’t mean her Genoa City alter ego is the only acting challenge on her plate: She’s booked a guest starring role on CBS’s “The Crazy Ones!” And guess what? The Los Angeles native will be playing a boozy librarian — which won’t be a far stretch, considering Nikki is a recovering alcoholic!

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios; Chapman Baehler/TOLN

Sean Smith/JPI Studios; Chapman Baehler/TOLN

Ever since we reported that a pilot starring Cynthia Watros (Kelly Andrews, “The Young and the Restless”) was picked up by MTV, speculation began that Watros would be leaving “Y&R” to participate in the new MTV series.

Earlier tonight, Watros confirmed our suspicions by tweeting to her fans that she will indeed be leaving the CBS soap. But CBS wasted no time in recasting the role – an hour later Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime Angelica McDaniel announced that former “All My Children” veteran Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Martin) will be replacing her!

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Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Ratings Report for the Week of February 10-14, 2014

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,289,000 (-193,000/+689,000)
2. B&B 3,829,000 (-310,000/+309,000)
3. GH 3,012,000 (+45,000/+370,000)
4. DAYS 2,881,000 (-6,000/+435,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.8/11 (-.1/+.4)
2. B&B 2.7/8 (-.2/+.1)
3. GH 2.2/7 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 2.1/6 (same/+.2)

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CBS

CBS

On Thursday, March 13Michael Robinson, fullback of the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks, will make his acting debut on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” the network announced today.

In a recent interview with “NFL Total Access,” Robinson revealed that his guilty pleasure is “watching the stories,” particularly “Y&R.” After learning of his interest in soaps, producers at the show invited the athlete to make an appearance. Robinson jumped at the chance to visit the soap and was thrilled when he found out that he had been written into an upcoming episode working with Daytime Emmy winner Eric Braeden, who plays Victor Newman.

A rep for the show tells Soap Opera Network that Robinson will portray a man named Michael Robinson, who is the VP Northwest regional Marketing in Seattle and stops by to see Victor.

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

With “The Young and the Restless” gearing up for the unveiling of Chelsea’s (Melissa Claire Egan) new fashion line, Chelsea Lawson for Jabot, and the subsequent battleground between the fashionista and Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson), as well as Lily (Christel Khalil) and Hilary (Mishael Morgan), it would only make sense for the series to use the storyline as a crossover opportunity with sister soap “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

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Robert Voets/CBS

Robert Voets/CBS

“The Young and the Restless’” Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy; ex-Jason Morgan, “General Hospital”) shared some great news with fans yesterday: He and his wife, Sheree, are expecting another daughter!

The actor announced the exciting news via a “baby girl on board” photo posted to his Twitter feed.

The new baby will be joining siblings Makena, 10, and Jack, 7.

Congratulations, Burton family!



NATAS/Soap Opera Network

NATAS/Soap Opera Network

With soap operas having been on the air since “Guiding Light’s” television debut in 1952, one would think the world would know by now that soap operas aren’t the cheesy programs they’re often made out to be. But for some reason, the four remaining soaps on air — “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless,” “Days of our Lives,” and “General Hospital” — continue to be stereotyped, as do the slew of former soaps that used to exist and the actors who have or currently are appearing on them.

Soap Opera Network recently attended an event at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and in addition to discussing daytime’s recent resurgence (read that SON article here), experts like Robert Ulrich (casting director of “Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “The Mentalist” and more) and Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer, “GH”) discussed why soap operas have such strong associations with cheesiness and how these stereotypes affect the actors. Read on to see what they had to say!

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Lisette M. Azar/CBS

Lisette M. Azar/CBS

Real life brother and sister duo Heather Tom (Katie Logan, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and David Tom (Billy Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”) appeared on yesterday’s episode “The Talk,” and if you missed the exciting clip, you’re in luck!

CBS has released a video of the siblings’ appearance with hosts Sara GilbertSheryl UnderwoodAisha TylerSharon Osbourne and Julie Chen. Watch below to view the actors chatting about everything from how they got their start to how their soap alter egos will survive their latest onscreen drama.

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CBS Television Distribution

CBS Television Distribution

With an impressive seven out of the 10 daytime stars nominated for an NAACP Image Award, CBS is celebrating its network diversity with a special episode of “The Insider!”

Host Kevin Frazier is sitting down for an exclusive roundtable discussion with “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” nominees Aaron D. Spears (Justin Barber), Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter Walton) and Karla Mosley (Maya Avant), as well as “The Young and the Restless’” nominees Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters), Redaric Williams (Tyler Michaelson), Angell Conwell (Leslie Michaelson) and Christel Khalil (Lily Winters) to discuss diversity in entertainment.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Cupid may be fluttering around shooting love arrows left and right, but it seems he hasn’t been able to successfully connect “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Katie (Heather Tom) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) — at least, not yet! But does Katie even truly care for Ridge? Or is her attraction based out of revenge toward her sister, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), who swooped in and dated her former hubby, Bill (Don Diamont)? And what about the Logan sister’s relationship: Will they ever be as close as they once were, or have these recent matters of the heart permanently decimated their sibling bond? Read on to find out!

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