Scoop: THE VIEW - Week of 4/1 on ABC -
ABC's "The View" returns live MONDAY, APRIL 1 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) with actor Anthony Geary as ABC celebrates the 50th anniversary of its popular drama "General Hospital." Geary's visit falls on the show's actual anniversary date. "General Hospital" hit the airwaves on April 1, 1963 and has been entertaining audiences for five decades. A seven-time Emmy award-winner, Geary is expected to discuss his career portraying the wonderfully unpredictable Luke Spencer since 1978, and what to expect all this week on "General Hospital" in celebration of the show's Golden Anniversary.
Honoring 50 historic years on ABC, "General Hospital" is the longest running scripted drama currently in production and the third longest-running drama in American television history. To mark the show's Golden Anniversary, "General Hospital" reprises the immensely popular Nurses Ball, a fictional charity event complete with musical performances from the illustrious citizens of Port Charles dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness. The celebration begins on April 1. "General Hospital" airs at 2:00 p.m., ET / 1:00 p.m., PT/CT, on the ABC Television Network.
Iron Chef Bobby Flay ("Brunch with Bobby") is the guest co-host for "Guy Day Friday," April 5. Flay will cook up some delectable brunch items for the hosts.
Scheduled guests for the week of April 1-5 are as follows (subject to change):
MONDAY, APRIL 1 - Emmy winner Anthony Geary celebrates 50 years of ABC's "General Hospital"; Noel & Amanda Biderman of the controversial infidelity website, "Ashley Madison."
TUESDAY, APRIL 2 -- Guest co-host Brooke Shields ("Army Wives"); Debbie Reynolds (author, Unsinkable: A Memoir); Kendra Wilkinson (ABC's "Splash").
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 - Sarah Chalke [ABC's "How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)"]; music from New Kids on the Block.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4 - Chandra Wilson (ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"); AZIZ ANSARI ("Parks & Recreation"); Macy's Spring Fashions.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 - Chef Bobby Flay guest co-hosts "Guy Day Friday" ("Brunch at Bobby's"); Bridget Moynihan ("Blue Bloods"); former college football players Brian Banks and Justin Brooks discuss life after both were exonerated of rape convictions; makeup tips from Barbara Walters' personal makeup artist Lori Klein.
About "The View": "The View," a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC, features Daytime Emmy Award-winning hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. It's the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. "The View," broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on ABC.com. "The View" is produced by ABC and Ms. Walters' Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for "The Barbara Walters Specials." "The View" is directed by Mark Gentile. For breaking news and updated videos follow "The View" (@theviewtv) and hosts Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters), Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg), Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar), Elisabeth Hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) and Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) on Twitter.