As previously reported, Tristan Rogers will soon be departing ABC’s “General Hospital” after his most recent stint as Robert Scorpio comes to an end. With his pending return to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” in the new year, Rogers recently announced on Twitter his final film date at “GH” and his first film date back at “Y&R.”
While announcing his plans to vacation in Australia during the Christmas holiday break, Rogers revealed that he films his last scenes at “GH” on Thursday, December 19 and will begin filming scenes as his “Y&R” character, Colin Atkins, beginning Wednesday, January 8. Viewers should expect to see the actor continue airing on “GH” through at least February, as noted by head writer Ron Carlivati. A first airdate on “Y&R” is not yet known. ”I am passionate about daytime drama. Where ever I work. I want to do the best I can. So lets be bipartisan and support the genre,” said Rogers on moving from one soap to another.
As previously reported, TVGN (TV Guide Network) will begin airing encore episodes of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” weeknights at 6:30 PM ET/PT starting today. In celebration, the network will be hosting a live Twitter chat with “B&B” stars Heather Tom (Katie Logan; @BBheathertom) and Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer; @CliftonsNotes). Using hashtag #BBonTVGN, fans can interact with the duo beginning at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM/PT as they answer fan questions just before TVGN’s airing of their show. The actors will be using their twitter handles to interact so make sure to follow both actors on the social media website.
Unlike “The Young and the Restless,” which also airs on the network at 7:00 PM ET/PT, “B&B” will air episodes a day after airing on CBS. Therefore, the first episode scheduled to air will be the Wednesday, November 27 Thanksgiving Day themed episode which highlighted the togetherness between the Forresters, Logans, Spencers and more.
CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” will be joining sister soap “The Young and the Restless” on cable for the first time ever when it begins airing encore episodes on TVGN (TV Guide Network) beginning Monday, December 2 at 6:30 PM ET/PT, it was announced today by Brad Schwartz, President, Entertainment and Media, TVGN and Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer and Head Writer, “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
TVGN will encore the prior day’s episodes of “B&B” immediately preceding encore airings of “Y&R.” Additionally, TVGN will begin airing the five most recent episodes of the soap back-to-back every Sunday beginning December 8 from 11:00 AM ET/PT to 1:30 PM ET/PT.
In the first 10 weeks of the first quarter, “The Young and the Restless” along with “Big Brother After Dark,” have delivered triple-digit gains in Total Viewers and Women 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings.
“The two fan-obsessed shows book ending our primetime lineup – ‘Big Brother: After Dark’ and ‘Y&R’ – have helped TVGN become the fastest-growing entertainment network in the country,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment and Media, TVGN.
CBS Corporation and Time Warner Cable (TWC) have been embroiled in a carriage dispute since the expiration of their contract on June 30, and as a result the two sides gave Wednesday, July 24 as their deadline to come to an agreement before millions of CBS viewers were left in the dark. Thankfully, the two companies continued discussions and were able to extend their deadline several times since. Last night was the latest scheduled deadline, but both parties failed to come to an agreement yet again and have now set Friday, August 2 at 5:00 PM ET as the next deadline. The extension occurred nearly a half hour after TWC blackened CBS programming in various markets.
On the line are the 13 CBS Owned & Operated (O&O) TV stations in the eight markets covered by TWC, cable networks Showtime, The Movie Channel (TMC), Flix and Smithsonian, which are wholly or partly owned by CBS. TVGN (TV Guide Network), which CBS acquired a 50% stake in earlier this year and airs “The Young and the Restless” is not included in the dispute.
TVGN today announced two new unscripted series and two new celebrity-driven projects as part of the original programming that will premiere on its fall 2013 schedule.
“Wendy Williams Project” (working title) is just one of the new shows as viewers will follow the new daytime talk show queen as she embarks on her Broadway debut in the musical production of “Chicago” and prepares for her role as the prison matron Mama Morton. The cameras will also capture Wendy at the taping of her daily talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” which has been picked up through the 2016-2017 season and taping at the same time as her Broadway rehearsals. According to the network, “Wendy Williams” will be a candid, up-close presentation of one of the most captivating personalities in show business today. The series will be produced by Wendy Williams Productions with Wendy Williams, Kevin Hunter, Lisa Knapp and Jill Ramsey as Executive Producers.
In honor of “The Young and the Restless” moving to TVGN, the network has released a new advertisement, via TV Guide Magazine, that states “Daytime Drama Is Hotter At Night.” In addition to promoting the show on TVGN, fans are asked to enter for a chance to win an exclusive “Y&R” set visit and meeting with some of the shows cast members by simply watching the soap on the network and entering a code on TVGN’s Facebook page.
So by now you may or may not know that same-day airings of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” are now available on TVGN after just over seven years on SOAPnet. To keep you up-to-date with the soaps transition, we thought it best to provide new and old viewers with some tidbits on TVGN and “Y&R’s” move to its new home.
As previously reported, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” is moving to TVGN (née TV Guide Network) beginning Monday, July 1, after spending just over 7 years on SOAPnet. The soap will continue airing same-day episodes Monday through Friday at 7:00 PM ET/PT. In the just released new promo, “Y&R” fans will see Kristoff St. John‘s Neil Winters and Angell Conwell‘s Leslie Michaelson having a heated convo that turns to passion. In addition to the promo, TVGN has also released the full episode of “The Young and the Restless On Set: InFanity,” the special hosted by St. John that provided viewers with a behind the scenes look at the creation of Genoa City, on YouTube.
As previously reported, TVGN has picked up the same-day airing rights of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” beginning with the Monday, July 1 episode. This means that this week is the final week in which fans of the SOAPnet airings will be able to catch the drama series on the never ending defunct cable network.