Monthly Archives: January 2009

on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 @ 4:21 PM
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- January heats up in Llanview. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVEMarty returns to her self-destructive ways; Bo and Nora have their hands full with Matthew; Jessica uncovers a shocking secret; Renee is visited by an old friend; Cole ventures down a path of destruction; Todd vows to change his ways; Llanview High is smitten with Schuyler, and Shane is shocked by what he sees.The Inside Story: Family SquabblesNora shares her discovery with Bo, who blasts Matthew for his actions. Matthew has tough questions for Nora...

on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 @ 10:22 AM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 11:06 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In an update to a story Soap Opera Network first brought to you on Sunday, we have learned a little more about Shiva Rose's appearance on "The Young and the Restless."Rose will be appearing as herself in the episode, not some made up character that the show created for inane reasons. She will be dealing primarily with Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Billy (Billy Miller) in the episode.  We have also learned that an old friend of Billy and Chloe's comes to...

on Monday, January 5, 2009 @ 2:43 AM
Monday, January 5, 2009 3:03 AM ET | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "She goes against the grain. With her, if I don't feel like smiling, I don't have to." That's "General Hospital's" Natalia Livingston talking about her new character, Rebecca, to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Richard L. Eldredge in his Peach Buzz column. In the exclusive interview, the actress discusses her new role on "GH" and how different the character is from Emily Bowen-Quartermaine, a role she portrayed on the ABC soap from April 2003 through May 2008. Emily was killed off in November 2007, and resurrected as a ghost, or...
Monday, January 5 2009 2:31 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On January 5, 1970, a little town in Pennsylvania rose from beneath Earth's soil and came to be known as Pine Valley. This town has been home to the greatest dame in daytime and the most qualified doctor in his field. Here's a warm welcome to 39 years later for actors Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) and Ray Macdonnell (Dr. Joe Martin).After celebrating 10,000 episodes in November 2008, ABC's "All My Children" is now turning the ripe old age of 39 today....

on Sunday, January 4, 2009 @ 9:03 PM
Sunday, January 4, 2009 9:47 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With 43-years of history and more supercouples currently on air than any other daytime soap opera, "Days of our Lives" is ready to join an elite club with show 11,000.On Wednesday, January 21, a day after President-elect Barack Obama is inaugurated as our nations 43rd President, the little soap that could, "Days of our Lives" will air its 11,000th telecast on NBC. It joins fellow daytime soaps "As The World Turns," "General Hospital" and "Guiding Light," as the only programs in...
Sunday, January 4, 2009 4:51 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The people have voted and they want to see "As The World Turns" in Primetime.During the Wednesday, January 7 broadcast of "The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards," make sure to look out for "As The World Turns" during those long commercial breaks. Soap Opera Network has learned that Promotional spots starring actress Terri Colombino (Katie Peretti) will begin airing. This marks a turning point for the drama series, as CBS and many other broadcast networks have refused to air advertisements during...

on Sunday, January 4, 2009 @ 3:51 AM
Sunday, January 4, 2009 4:12 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Actress Shiva Rose is set to guest-star on "The Young and the Restless" later this month.According to sources, the actress and mother of two, is set to appear on the January 21 episode of the CBS drama series during a special get-together that will bring out most of Genoa City's elite. While it is unclear as to what role she will play in the episode, it is understood that she will mainly interact with actors Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell), Daniel Goddard...

on Saturday, January 3, 2009 @ 7:08 PM
Saturday, January 3, 2009 8:06 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- She played her cards and brought in the crowds. She is no fool, but she has your attention. Will 2009 bring about the return of one Vanessa Marcil? "General Hospital" better hope so.Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda Barrett), in a recent interview with Soap Opera Weekly magazine's Gabby Winkel, has made it clear that 2009 could be the year that she finally returns to the ABC soap after a six-year absence. Vanessa left the soap after a six-month stint in 2003. "We were...

on Friday, January 2, 2009 @ 2:43 AM
Friday, January 2, 2009 5:10 AM EST / Revised 2:13 PM | By Errol Lewis and Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- What would a year end chart be without a look back at who hogged the most airtime in all of 2008? As the year 2008 came to a close, so did a years worth of tracking appearances of contract and recurring actors on daytime's remaining eight soap operas. "General Hospital's" Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester) top the list of appearances in 2008 as the duo appeared in 224...

on Thursday, January 1, 2009 @ 11:32 PM
Thursday, January 1, 2009 11:35 PM EST | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" casts two new faces to interact with the Llanview High crowd.With Matthew Buchanan's big drug storyline about to kick into high gear, "OLTL" has cast a couple of new characters to interact with troubled teen. The first is Jack Rovello, who will portray Justin, a teen who tempts Matthew to head down a long and dangerous path. After introducing himself to Nora and Bo, Justin makes Matthew an offer he can't refuse.This marks the second soap role for the 14-year-old Rovello,...
Thursday, January 1, 2009 11:08 PM EST | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A soap legend responds to previous column.With the holidays over and 2009 beginning, I have made a New Year's resolution to be more faithful to this column, my readers, the fans of "One Life to Live," and the show itself. I intend to devote more time and attention to this column, which truly lost its focus throughout much of 2008. So let's celebrate by proposing a toast. Here's to "My View of Llanview." I hope you will enjoy the revamped column and my thoughts...

on Thursday, January 1, 2009 @ 9:51 PM
Thursday, January 1, 2009 10:20 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In honor of the first day of the year 2009 and the cold wintery weather outside, Soap Opera Network has decided to launch a new feature on its website in order to heat things up all year long. We bring you "Sex on a Stick" - a feature for the heart. Twice a month or every two weeks, Soap Opera Network will be highlighting some of daytime's sexiest male and female stars whether in steamy locals (LeBlanc, pictured right) or in...

on Thursday, January 1, 2009 @ 8:08 PM
Thursday, January 1, 2009 8:32 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After NBC slashed its budget and the show was forced to cut the fat, "Days of our Lives'" John and Marlena are set to ride off into the sunset. With the economy a bust and falling ratings across the board at NBC and all of its dayparts, NBC shocked the daytime industry with news that not only has it renewed the 43-year-old "Days of our Lives," but it did so with the intention of cutting the soaps budget by 40%. The network...
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