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    ABC Daytime Loses ‘The View’ In the Midst of Reported ‘Dysfunction’ at the Network!

    With ABC becoming full owner of “The View,” after buying out Barbara Walters‘ stake over the summer, the network announced today that the daytime talker will now fall under the purview of ABC News after more than 17 years under the entertainment division, this despite a drastic makeover this fall with the inclusion of three new hosts joining Whoopi Goldberg on the panel. With the talk show now falling under the umbrella of the news division, “General Hospital” and “The Chew” remain the only entertainment programming airing during the daytime on the network. More

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    Disney-ABC Developing New Syndicated Talker With Tyra Banks As Host

    Disney-ABC Domestic Television announced today that it has a new new daily lifestyle syndicated talk show in development for 2015 with supermodel, business woman, producer, and media mogul Tyra Banks as host and executive producer. Produced by Disney-ABC’s Summerdale Productions and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television, the yet-to-be named nationally syndicated show will broadcast from Los Angeles. This marks Banks’ return to daytime television after hosting “The Tyra Banks Show,” which ran for five seasons, first in syndication (2005–2009) followed by a final season on The CW (2009–2010). “Tyra is an enormous and vibrant talent with widespread appeal and we’re […] More

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    REPORT: Disney/ABC Looking to Replace ‘Katie’

    According to a report by FOX News, Disney/ABC Domestic Television might be looking to replace Katie Couric and her talker “Katie” just as the show gets ready to wrap its first season in July.

    “While all television is going through a difficult time and programming is having a hard time finding its niche, Katie’s new talk show does not live up its expectations,” a source closely connected to the ABC show told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “Whatever constraints Katie experienced anchoring ‘Evening News’ [it is] certainly taking its toll, and her return to daytime has backfired.” More

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    ‘General Hospital’ Primetime Special ‘Smash’s’ NBC

    On Saturday, April 6, “A Special Edition of 20/20 with Katie Couric: General Hospital – The Real Soap Dish” beat out the first original airing of NBC’s “Smash” in head to head combat with the Katie Couric hosted special ranking second in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, behind only the “NCAA Basketball Tournament,” according to TVbytheNumbers. More

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    How To Be A Soap Star!

    When you’re a soap fan, it’s tough not to imagine what it would feel like to be in a hot, sweaty love scene with a daytime stud or a fierce, all-out catfight with an iconic diva. Heck, most fans would even kill just for the chance to walk on stage as a background extra! No matter how small or large of a part you’ve may have dreamed of playing on one of your favorite daytime dramas, “General Hospital’s” casting director, Mark Teschner, tells you how to make it happen! More

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    The 50 Shades of Sexy, Sexy, Sexy on ‘GH’!

    “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” Christian and Ana get all the glory for pushing the boundaries when it comes to how sexuality is portrayed via mainstream entertainment, but soap operas are the true pioneers of bringing sensuality and seduction to popular culture. You just have to look at “General Hospital” to prove it! More

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    FIRST LOOK: Katie Couric Joins ‘GH’ Anniversary Mania; Films Guest Appearance

    “General Hospital” has seen a whirlwind of publicity celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and it looks like “Katie” is the next show to join in on the fun and feature the iconic soap and its beloved stars. Host Katie Couric and an audience filled with die-hard “GH” fans will be spending a full hour paying homage to the long-running drama, and several Port Charles residents are slated to participate! More

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    VARIETY: Angelica McDaniel, Frank Valentini, Katie Couric, Heather Tom, Kelly Ripa and More are Daytime TV’s Impact Honorees

    Looking at how daytime television has become the pre-primtime of the entertainment landscape in more ways than one, Variety.com, now part of Penske Business Media, LLC (owners of Deadline.com and TVLine.com), has highlighted several of daytime’s biggest stars in front of and behind the scenes who help make the daily drama, the fun & games and the topics of discussion millions of viewers tune into each and every weekday. Those featured in the article include Angelica McDaniel (Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime), Frank Valentini (Executive Producer, “General Hospital”) Kelly Ripa (Tak Show Host, “Live with Kelly and Michael”; ex-Hayley Vaughan Santos, “All My Children”), Heather Tom (Katie Spencer, “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Katie Couric (Talk Show Host, “Katie”), Judge Judy Sheindlin (Judge, “Judge Judy”), Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly (Co-Hosts, “The Chew”) and many more. More

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    ‘General Hospital’ on ‘Katie’; Hughes and Thompson Seek $100,000 Prize on ‘Millionaire’ + Surprise Guests

    As “General Hospital’s” 50th anniversary celebration kicks into high gear this week with a very special episode airing Tuesday, April 2 (episode was originally scheduled to air on Monday, April 1 as the 50th anniversary celebratory episode), fans will have no chance of avoiding the cast of the series as they grace your TV screens in more ways than one. In addition to the upcoming Special Edition of “20/20″ with Katie Couric,” wherein ABC News will feature “General Hospital” in a “Real Soap Dish” episode airing Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET on ABC, the daytime talk show newbie will host the series in a special edition of “Katie” airing on Thursday, April 4. Stars scheduled to appear in the episode include Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Genie Francis (Laura Spencer), Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin), Finola Hughes (Anna Devanne), and Kelly Monaco, with a special performance by Rick Springfield (Noah Drake). More

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