The new online version of All My Children will now only post two new episodes per week, instead of the previous four, according to the producers of the series, who cite viewing patterns as the reason for the cutback.
"In the past, these shows had their vast majority of views within the first 24 hours. Instead, our shows are primarily consumed on different days then when they originally air," said Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz, who own Prospect Park, the production company responsible for the shows.
All My Children has regularly ranked among the top 10 most-watched series on Hulu since its premiere on April 29, but some viewers are stockpiling episodes and watching them on the weekend, on their own schedules.
New half-hours of "All My Children" will post on Mondays and Wednesdays effect May 20.
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Friday, May 17*
Eric is stunned when Brooke makes a mind-boggling request of him.
Taylor offers her daughter Steffy essential guidance and support.
Thursday, May 16*
Rick, Caroline and Alison look on as Jesse makes Maya an offer he hopes that she won't refuse.
Taylor, Bill, Liam and Thomas rally for Steffy and Liam.
Wednesday, May 15*
Dollar Bill enlists his staff to ensure that Maya will go back to prison -- for good.
Hope explains to Thomas why she has made peace with Steffy.
Tuesday, May 14*
Bill conspires against Maya by bringing her baby-daddy Jesse to town.
Rick continues to attempt to break up with Caroline, but she won't let him!
Monday, May 13*
Hope and Brooke commiserate with one another regarding their respective relationship issues.
Liam has the candles lit, the barbecue ready, and patiently awaits Steffy's return to share some fun and romance. Read More...
Darin Brooks is the newest member of the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful, having been inked to play Wyatt Fuller, a "a clever and mysterious young man who quickly catches the eye of Hope Logan [Kim Matula] and becomes embroiled in the lives of the Logans, Spencers and Forresters."
Brooks' previous daytime experience was as Max Brady on Days of our Lives, for which he won a Daytime Emmy® as Outstanding Younger Actor in 2009.
His other credits include Miss Behave, CSI: Miami, Castle and most recently Blue Mountain State. He has also starred in made-for-TV movies, ncluding Bad Girls and The Seven Year Itch.
Brooks' first episode is scheduled to air on Friday, June 21.
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Here are the additions to the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful for the Week of May 13 - May 17:
Ricky Paull Goldin debuts as Jesse, Maya's baby-daddy, on May 15.
Theodora Greece returns as Alison, May 13 - 16.
Othello Clark returns as Othello, May 14 - 16.
Rachel Reilly returns as Rachel, May 16 and 17.
Amnesia, gangsters, revenge, long-lost children, mistaken identities and lots of love stories are the subjects covered by the five new novelas that Telemundo will be introducing for its 2013-2014 TV season.
Announced today at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, the new novelas include: Dama y Obrero, the story of two star-crossed lovers who hold on to their love against all odds; La Impostora, in which an actress goes undercover only to fall for the man she is investigating; and Reina de Corazones, where the heroine gets her memory back on her wedding day and realizes she doesn't remember the last five years of her life.
Then there is Camelia la Tejana, inspired by La Reina del Sur, about an innocent young woman trying to escape the clutches of a drug lord; and Santa Diablo, in which our heroine is bent on revenge following the untimely death of her husband.
For a more detailed description of each, check them out here.
Which one are you looking forward to watching?
Reina de Corazones photo courtesy of Telemundo.
This year's The Young and the Restless fan club event, taking place on Saturday, August 24, will celebrate the soap's 40th anniversary.
The lineup of actors hasn't yet been solidified, so no names have been released, but many of your favorites will be in attendance and available for a meet and greet, as well as photos and autographs.
Where: Sheraton Universal Hotel
Universal City, Calif.
When: Saturday, August 24
Time: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Ticket price: $185 -- This includes dinner, tax, tip, and an autograph book with photos of all the actors but can only be paid in U.S. funds with check, money order or PayPal.
Deadline: Friday, August 16
For more information and an application, please e-mail Cathy Tomas at email@example.com.
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When Dimitri Marick returns to "All My Children," he will once again be played by Michael Nader, the actor who originated the role.
It has been more than a decade since Dimitri exited Pine Valley and things have changed. But he comes back at the behest of Brooke English (Julia Barr), who has offered him a job as head of one of Chandler Enterprises new divisions -- Chandler Media -- which he accepts.
"I got a call from executive producer Ginger Smith who said Prospect Park is relaunching 'All My Children' online. She said 'we'd love for you to come back.' And I said, 'you want me, you got me.' Being back, is like being home," Nader said about accepting the role.
Nader's first episode will be posted on Monday, June 3.
It remains to be seen what kind of reception Dimitri will get from the residents of Pine Valley. But how about you? Will you be happy to see him back?
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Jeanne Cooper portrayed Katherine Chancellor for more than 39 years on The Young and the Restless. Now, with her passing, the daytime drama will air a special tribute episode to honor her many years as part of the "Y&R" family.
Cast members, friends and family of the beloved actress will gather on set at CBS Television City next week to shoot a celebration of the life of their late friend who passed away this week at the age of 84.
"Jeanne Cooper was a legend and we want to give her the tribute she deserves," said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, Daytime CBS. "The cast will honor their longtime friend, family member and co-worker in the greatest way possible, as we celebrate her life and vibrant spirit and share it with the audience who loved her as much as we did."
As part of the tribute episode, the cast of The Young and the Restless will share their favorite memories of working with Cooper, along with personal recollections of their friendships with her. Additionally, interviews with Cooper from the show's recent 40th anniversary and classic clips of her years on the daytime drama will be included.
The tribute will air Tuesday, May 28.
Photo courtesy: CBS/Cliff Lipson
Here is what is happening on "The Bold and the Beautiful" this week:
Friday, May 10*
A heartbroken Hope unexpectedly comes face to face with a very blissful Steffy.
Liam and Bill share a father-son moment when they discuss love, life, marriage and babies.
Thursday, May 9*
Hope wears her heart on her sleeve when she visits Thomas and Oliver at the beach house.
Brooke turns to Eric for emotional support but hesitates about telling him the entire truth.
Wednesday, May 8*
Bill threatens to reveal all of Maya's past if she doesn't stay away from Rick.
Donna becomes frustrated with Brooke, who admits that she's in love with Bill.
Tuesday, May 7*
Caroline seeks out relationship advice from her uncle, Dollar Bill Spencer.
Wanting to protect Caroline, Bill dispatches Justin to dig up more dirt on Maya.
Monday, May 6*
Maya finds comfort in Carter when she witnesses something she wishes she hadn't seen.
Brooke is forced to face the consequences of her actions. Read More...