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BREAKING NEWS: ‘AMC’ Fires Brown/Esensten

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:37 PM EDT
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:37 PM | By Xavier Toups( -- Soap Opera Network has learned James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten have been fired as Headwriters from ABC's "All My Children." Effective immediately, Charles Pratt Jr. will be taking over as Head Writer.As Co-Head Writers of "All My Children," Brown and Esensten’s tenure only lasted one year. With declining ratings and disappointing storylines, speculation of their firing had been imminent.Pratt began his daytime career writing scripts for "General Hospital" in the early 1980's. He joined "Santa Barbara" as a Script Writer and was later promoted to Co-Head Writer - he won two Daytime Emmy Awards (1989, 1991) and a Writers Guild Award (1990). He left "SB" in 1991. Pratt also co-created "Sunset Beach" with Robert Guza Jr. and Josh Griffith. Though he never wrote for "Beach," he served as an Executive Storyline Consultant for its first...

BREAKING NEWS: Hogan Sheffer Joins ‘Y&R’

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:25 PM EDT
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:25 PM | By Xavier Toups( -- Soap Opera Network has learned that Hogan Sheffer is joining "The Young and The Restless" as Co-Head Writer. He will be top scribe of the CBS sudser along with current Head Writer Maria Arena Bell.Sheffer was most recently the Head Writer for NBC's "Days Of Our Lives," which he joined in 2006. During the Writer’s Strike, he elected to go Financial Core status, but "DAYS" decided not to use his services and fired him soon after.From 2000-2005 he was the Head Writer for CBS' "As The World Turns," where he won four Emmy Awards. Towards the end of his run he opted to take a lesser creative role in the writing staff and eventually left the show in 2006.

AMC PreVUE: Week of May 26 Edition

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:12 PM EDT
By Angela Rosa( -- The aftermath.THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDRENZach finds Greenlee purging her place of all things connected to Aidan. Zach calmly helps a distressed Greenlee remove her engagement ring as she rants against Aidan and Kendall. Greenlee impulsively kisses Zach. Kendall turns to Ryan for help. Zach pulls out of Greenlee's kiss knowing she's just acting out over the hurt she feels. Greenlee insists to Zach that they need to get Kendall and Aidan out of their lives. Kendall's arrival sends Greenlee off into the night. Ryan picks Greenlee up after she runs into a flat tire. Greenlee suggests that she and Ryan ride off into the night together but Ryan knows she's just acting out of the hurt she feels. Annie is upset to find Greenlee in Ryan's arms. Kendall attempts to make peace with Greenlee. Greenlee would rather dismantle Fusion than work with Kendall.The...

GH PreVUE: Week of May 19 Edition

Monday, May 19, 2008 12:31 PM EDT
By Errol Lewis( -- Passions ignite and connections arise as Port Charles readies for a shift in power.THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITALElizabeth and Jason grow closer after she brings him to a cabin during the storm and he breaks down in her arms over his loss of Michael. Trevor and Johnny share words over Anthony and Lulu. Trevor plays a pivotal role in Luke getting arrested for money laundering. Robin wishes she could help Jason out. Patrick starts his own baby blog. Patrick admits to Robin that fatherhood is the scariest thing. Johnny and Lulu decide to keep seeing each other. Luke asks Tracy to run away with him and is surprised at Tracy's response. Patrick and Robin agree to steer clear of each other's blogs.The Inside Story: New Connections AriseAfter getting stabbed and pushed into the water by Jerry Jacks on the Thursday, May 15 episode, Claudia finds...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 19 Edition

Sunday, May 18, 2008 10:50 PM EDT
By Scotty Gore( -- He love me, he loves me not...THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVEAfter making himself at home in Asa's mansion, David delights in making Jared squirm in front of Nora and Clint, who are none to happy with their uninvited houseguest. In an attempt to keep David quiet, Jared whacks him over the head, rendering him unconscious. Jared and Nigel scramble to keep David out of sight as very slowly come to. Natalie arrives on the scene in time to assist Jared and Nigel in tying up David in the stables. David counters Jared's death threats by extending him an olive branch, in which he tells Jared and Natalie that if they give him money they'll never see him again. Realizing what needs to be done, Jared and Natalie make plans to out themselves before David does. Jared pays...

Y&R PreVUE: Week of May 19 Edition

Sunday, May 18, 2008 4:54 PM EDT
A spouse continues to play games Sunday, May 18, 2008 5:55 PM | By Venus Stone( -- A husband's addiction could take Nikki for an unpleasant ride...THIS WEEK ON:THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESSVictor comes to Nick's and congratulates him on a job well done on Restless Style. Michael, Lauren and Kevin walk in on Gloria and Alistar in bed. Jeff opts to leave Genoa City for good, as he plans a trip to the Cayman Islands. Lily begins to wonder if something happened between Cane and Chloe. Brad makes the moves on Heather, which Victoria is witness to. Danny returns to Genoa City and offers Daniel something that could put a damper on his relationship to Amber. Adam makes a costly mistake that leads to a serious lawsuit. The Newman family take time to remember Cassie. Someone sideswipes Nick's car.A HUSBAND...

ATWT PreVUE: Week of May 19 Edition

Sunday, May 18, 2008 4:02 PM EDT
Welcome well overstayed... Sunday, May 18, 2008 4:55 PM | By Venus Stone( -- Katie continues to see red and trouble could be on the horizon for Noah and Luke...THIS WEEK ON:AS THE WORLDS TURNSSophie tries to make moves on Paul, who is checking up on Barbara. Barbara, on the other hand is offered care by Meg when she passes out. Alison tries playing matchmaker for Casey, unaware that something went on between him and Emily. Later that day, Casey and Emily find themselves in a heated situation but is haulted when Tom comes unannounced. Things between Holden and Lily continue to go south when a wary Faith announces she wants them nowhere near her school dance. Across town, Carly and Jack are having their awkward moments too with one another. Alison becomes tense around Chris when he makes the offer to help her...

Cousins Raises ‘Cain’ in Llanview

Thursday, May 15, 2008 4:59 PM EDT
Thursday, May 15, 2008 6:59 PM | By Scotty Gore( -- "One Life to Live" is bringing back yet another familiar face.On the heels of the news that Tuc Watkins, Andrea Evans, Thom Christopher, and Susan Haskell will all be reprising their "One Life to Live" roles this spring and summer, comes news that the sudser is bringing back still another fan favorite. is confirming that Christopher Cousins is reprising his role as conman Cain Rogan.Cousins portrayed the infamous con artist Cain Rogan, who always employed the use of clever diguises to pull off his heists, from 1991-1994. While searching for information he could use against the powerful Asa Buchanan, Cain crossed paths with Tina Clayton Lord, whom he ended up taking the plunge into holy matrimony. Not long thereafter, the marriage fell apart and Cain and Tina got divorced.While...

“One Life” Returns to Mendorra

Thursday, May 15, 2008 4:49 PM EDT
Soap revisits past Thursday, May 15, 2008 5:54 PM| By Scotty Gore( -- Head Writer Ron Carlivati brings another piece of Llanview history to life.Following weeks of speculation, Soap Opera Network can now confirm that "One Life to Live" plans to resurrect the fictional European principality of Mendorra. The official word comes not from the daytime drama itself, but from the website of actor Jason Howland, who has previously appeared on "OLTL" as Boo, one half of Roxy Balsom's poker buddies. On his website, Howland mentions that he recently taped an episode for the ABC sudser, in which he portrayed Mr. Caldwell, a museum curator from Mendorra. The episode, which was taped last month, is expected to air later this month.In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Mendorra played a prominent role in several "OLTL" storylines. First, there was Tina Robert's unquenchable determination to...