February 2007 - Soap Opera Network

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‘DAYS’ Actress Becomes ‘Loser’ for NBC

Saturday, February 24, 2007 11:53 AM EDT
Become a 'Loser' with Sweeney Saturday, February 24, 2007 11:53 AM | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- NBC is banking on "Days of our Lives" heroine, Alison Sweeney, to revive its ailing "Biggest Loser" competition series as it goes through a transition.Sweeney, who plays Samantha 'Sami' Brady on the popular soap, has been tapped to replace former "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Caroline Rhea as host of "The Biggest Loser." The reality series aired its third season finale in December."Alison is an incredible talent and will bring not only a great fresh face to the show but a huge, loyal fan base," said Ben Silverman, executive producer of "Loser" and CEO of Reveille, LLC, the production company behind the program."We are thrilled and look forward to another strong season.""The Biggest Loser," which debuted in October 2004, had been losing ratings ground since its second season and fell even further in its...

ABC Marries ‘Wives’ Through 2011

Friday, February 23, 2007 12:27 AM EDT
By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In what can only be called the biggest TV marriage in recent memory, the ABC Television Network has extended the contracts of its "Desperate Housewives" and their creator, Marc Cherry.Marcia Cross (Bree), Teri Hatcher (Susan), Felicity Huffman (Lynette), Eva Longoria (Gabrielle) and Nicollette Sheridan (Edie) may soon become the richest women on television as the stars have signed a new four-year deal with ABC Television Studio to continue their work on the ABC comedy-drama.The deal guarantees the actresses will appear on "Housewives" through at least 2011. It does not guarantee the series will still be on the air by 2011, however. Financial information has not been confirmed, but it is said that each will receive more than seven-figures each year.Series creator, Marc Cherry, who appeared "Desperate" in 2003 when shopping his idea to networks and studios, has signed a similar deal with the TV studio...