Will The View’s Whoopi Goldberg cause one of the Glee clubbers to "choke" on tonight's episode of the musical soap? The talk show moderator is playing theatre professor Carmen Tibideaux, who holds Rachel (Lea Michelle) and Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) post-high school fates in her hands. Watch the promo after the jump!
Everywhere you look these days there's an article about the phenomenon of "Social TV". Fans logging into Facebook, Twitter, Get Glue and other social networking platforms to dish about their favorite series with online pals has become highly important to a television program's success. It has also played a factor in affording several on the bubble series reprieves. Could the Social TV craze have played a factor in General Hospital's recent pardon by ABC?
According to TV Guide, GH being picked to stay on the ABC airwaves, as the Mouse House decided to gut The Revolution, helped the 49-year-old sudser top the site's Social Power Ranking. Almost a week after the news was broken by Deadline, GH is still the No. 1 television series on TV Guide's list. Speaking of Deadline, their piece on The Revolution being cancelled, a Good Morning America spin off temporarily taking its place this summer and General Hospital reportedly living to see its 50th anniversary on April 1, 2013, remains the site's most commented on post.
None of this comes as a surprise to diehard soap fans, who witnessed #GeneralHospital and various characters from the series trending on Twitter in the weeks and months leading up to the announcement. We already knew GH was one of the most buzzed about shows on the web, but the question is, what can General Hospital and other soap operas do to turn their Social TV currency into actual ratings?
Will Whoopi Goldberg hold Rachel (Lea Michelle) and Kurt (Chris Colfer)'s fates in the palm of her hands? According to TV Line, The View moderator will guest on the FOX series as theatre professor Carmen Tibideaux.
Carmen Tibideaux, a theatrical grande dame and a professor at New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts (NYADA) who travels to Ohio to preside over Kurt and Rachel’s auditions — and apparently she sticks around long enough to deliver a verdict: I’m told she’ll appear in roughly three episodes, the first of which is set to air on May 1.
Former The Young and the Restless, Guiding Light, Port Charles and Loving star Rebecca Staab will be getting her flirt on in upcoming episode of Glee. Staab’s character will be purring like a cougar as she flirts with Puck (Mark Salling), according to Soaps in Depth.
"No singing. Just walkin' and talkin' and flirting with Puck while in a bikini," Staab tells Soaps In Depth. "Cougar stuff."
Staab will appear in the episode titled "Choke" later this season. "My scene is breif, but it's difficult to get on this show, so I'm thrilled.
Nominations for the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced this week and several soaps made the cut. In daytime, both Days of Our Lives and All My Children received nods for their LGBT storytelling.
This past season DAYS began the soap's first gay storyline featuring Freddie Smith as comfortably out college student Sonny Kiriakis and Chandler Massey as his tortured, closeted pal Will Horton. The final year of All My Children saw the soap's iconic lesbian character Bianca Montgomery (Christina Bennett Lind) fall in love for what was likely the last time, with previously hetero friend Marissa Tasker (Sarah Glendening). READ MORE