On the <strong>Thursday, October 23</strong> and <strong>Friday, October 24</strong> episodes of ABC's "The Chew," the cooking show will feature a soap star in the kitchen as "General Hospital's" <strong>Jason Thompson</strong> (Patrick Drake) and "All My Children" alum <strong>Mark Consuelos</strong> (ex-Mateo Santos) are set to join celebrity chefs <strong>Mario Batali</strong>,<strong> Michael Symon</strong>, and<strong> Carla Hall,</strong> entertaining expert <strong>Clinton Kelly</strong> and health and wellness enthusiast <strong>Daphne Oz</strong> for some fine dining.
Amazon, Inc. announced today the premiere date of "Alpha House," a new comedy that features former "All My Children" heartthrob Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos) as one of four United States senators-turned-unlikely-roommates renting a house in Washington, D.C. The series, which also stars John Goodman, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy, will premiere on Friday, November 15 with the first three of its eleven episode first season being made available to all Amazon Prime Instant Video customers online and via Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Roku, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii and Wii U, as well as other connected devises. In addition to announcing the premiere date for "Alpha House," Amazon also announced the launch date for its other new comedy, "Betas" - Friday, November 22, which follows four friends as they work to make it rich with a new mobile social networking application.
In mid-April, Amazon Studios launched the 2013 "Watch the Shows. Call the Shots." campaign in which viewers get to decide which pilot got picked up to series based on feedback and total views. This method differs from the traditional method in which executives at television networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The CW, etc., order a project, decide which gets a pilot order, and then from the available crop decide which of those pilots gets picked up to series.