• Soaps 311: The Life and Times of Soap Opera Mastermind William J. Bell

    Source Books
    Source Books
    On Friday, June 1, 2012, Source Books (publisher of the recent "Days of our Lives" series of novels and coffee books) has scheduled the hardcover release of "The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell: Creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful," which covers the life and times of one of daytime's most creative minds. READ MORE
  • Finola Hughes Upped to Contract Status with ABC’s ‘General Hospital’

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    IMDb
    Finola Hughes, who has portrayed Anna Devane on "All My Children," "General Hospital" and its spin-off "General Hospital: Night Shift" over the course of nearly thirty years, has been bumped to contract status at "GH" according to executive producer Frank Valentini, who made the announcement via Twitter. READ MORE
  • Ratings: Another New Low For DAYS in Women 18-49 Viewers

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    Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television
    Ratings Report for the Week of March 26-30, 2012 READ MORE
  • Inside The Writers Room: April Edition

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    Legion College
    The "One Life To Live" invasion continues at "General Hospital" as the show has makes changes to its writing staff. READ MORE
  • Multiple Emmy Award Winning Writer Lorraine Broderick Joins ‘DAYS’

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    Gary Tomlin (Photo: Aaron Montgomery/JPI)
    With news of Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell's ascension to the top of the "Days of our Lives" writing team after the NBC daytime soap let go Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr., less than a year after the two were hired to replace Dena Higley, Soap Opera Digest in its newest issue (issue dated April 16, 2012) is reporting that Tomlin and Whitesell has added the multiple Emmy award winning talents of veteran writer Lorraine Broderick to its new regime. READ MORE
  • Ratings: A Closer Look at Daytime Talk

    Before we post the daytime soap opera ratings for the week of March 26-30, 2012, our friend Marc Berman at TV Media Insights has posted the latest ratings for daytime talk shows and things are still looking very bad for ABC's "The Revolution" while "The Chew" has sustained a similar total audience in comparison to former time-period occupant "All My Children." "The View" was in repeats, while "The Talk" on CBS was up year-to-year in total viewers and Women 25-54, flat in Women 18-49 and down in Women 18-34. READ MORE
  • Marlene McPherson Tweets About Ouster from ‘Days of our Lives’

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    Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos
    Earlier today Soap Opera Network broke the story that NBC's "Days of our Lives" has decided to end its relationship with co-head writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. The female half of the dynamic team has now spoken out against the decision by revealing that the two weren't given enough of a chance to develop the soap to where they wanted it to go thanks to network interference. READ MORE
  • BREAKING NEWS: ‘DAYS’ Gets New Head Writing Team

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    Soap Opera Network has learned that Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. were fired and replaced by Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell. READ MORE
  • Renee Jones Leaving ‘Days of our Lives’

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    Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
    Renee Jones has made one of the most daring decisions of her life. The "Days of our Lives" actress has decided to quit acting and leave the NBC daytime soap after a 20-year career that has spawned one of the longest and most successful pairings in daytime with her character Lexie Carver and James Reynolds' Abe Carver. READ MORE
  • DAYS Promo: Week of April 2, 2012

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    "Days of our Lives" Weekly Promo for the Week of April 2, 2012. READ MORE