August 2012 - Soap Opera Network
  • Ratings: Great Week for DAYS/Y&R/B&B

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    Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television
    Ratings Report for the Week of August 20-24, 2012 READ MORE
  • ABC Finds Replacement Affiliate for WKDH in Columbus/Tupelo/West Point TV Market

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    On Monday, August 13, Soap Opera Network first brought you the story of WKDH, an ABC affiliate that will cease operations effective Friday, August 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM CT after citing poor financial conditions in recent years as its reasoning. Now Soap Opera Network has learned that the ABC Television Network, which was left scrambling to replace the 11-year-old affiliate, has signed a long-term agreement with WTVA, an NBC affiliate that had actually provided WKDH with ABC programming through a local marketing agreement (LMA) with Southern Broadcasting, Inc. (WKDH's parent company). The new deal, by utilizing WTVA digital... READ MORE
  • ABC Presents Season Two of ‘The Chew’ with Katie Couric as Guest

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    ABC’s “The Chew” returns for its second season MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET), bringing with it a smorgasbord of exciting guests, culinary creations and tips and tricks to make life healthier, easier and, frankly, a whole lot more fabulous. Season Two will also continue to showcase the hosts’ signature series, including “Five in Five,” “Mario’s Simple Italian,” “The Power of Oz,” as well as “Clinton’s Craft Corner” and “C&C Food Factory.” READ MORE
  • ABC To Air Michael Jackson ‘BAD25′ Documentary by Famed Director Spike Lee

    ABC has acquired the television rights to “BAD25,” a documentary film by the award-winning director Spike Lee. Airing at Thanksgiving (details to be announced at a later date), “BAD25” shares fresh insights into the King of Pop’s creative vision that resulted in his landmark “BAD” album, this year marking its 25th anniversary. READ MORE
  • ABC Names Program Planning & Scheduling Executive

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    Photo Credit: Disney/ABC Television Group
    Andrew Kubitz, an esteemed entertainment executive with 17 years of scheduling experience, has been named executive vice president, Program Planning & Scheduling, ABC Entertainment Group, it was announced today by Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group, to whom he will report. In his new role, Kubitz will have oversight of daytime, primetime and late-night program planning and scheduling, as well as film acquisition and theatrical inventory. Kubitz will also facilitate and coordinate windowing strategies for ABC Entertainment Group programming across all platforms. READ MORE
  • Steve Burton Departing ‘General Hospital’

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    Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
    TV Guide's Michael Logan pulls off another exclusive! In an interview with Steve Burton, the actor reveals that he has in fact decided to leave ABC's "General Hospital" after two decades at the drama series. First joining the cast in 1991, Burton had portrayed the role of Jason Quartermaine turned Morgan. He left the series in 2000, but returned in 2002, and has remained at the show ever since. He's also appeared on the “GH” spinoff, “General Hospital: Night Shift,” during the SOAPnet original series’ first season. READ MORE
  • The Tale of Two Duke’s? Ian Buchanan Returns to ABC’s ‘General Hospital’

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    Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
    After promising that today's episode of "General Hospital" was "not to be missed" as the series has “been keeping a huge surprise under wraps," executive producer Frank Valentini got some good news today as the big reveal began trending worldwide just a short time ago. While live tweeting along with thousands of others, fans of the daytime drama series learned that actor Ian Buchanan had returned to the ABC soap after a 23-year absence. Of course, Soap Opera Network broke the story on Thursday, August 23. READ MORE
  • Former ‘Y&R’ Star Brenda Dickson Promises ‘Tell All Book’

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    Sony Pictures Television
    While it is unknown when the message was first posted on her official copy written website, Brenda Dickson (ex-Jill Foster, "The Young and the Restless") is apparently promising to release a "Tell All Book" in the next couple of months that will begin with highlights of her experience at the "canceled" CBS daytime drama series (say what?) and ends with her time in Hawaii. The site says that if you want to know what happened in the tropical state with Dickson and other assorted matters, "read the book, my friends. You will learn a lot about what you think... READ MORE
  • Sean Kanan: The Story Behind the Story

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    Twitter
    Shortly after Soap Opera Network reported on Friday, August 24 that Sean Kanan was headed back to CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" as Deacon Sharpe, the actor himself tweeted "I never said I'm coming back guys. Let's not stoke the fire of the rumor mill." While the tweet seemed to contradict our reporting, Soap Opera Network has re-confirmed with the show and Kanan's management team who assure us that "Yes...he is coming back." So what happened? It looks like Kanan was not aware that the show was confirming his return to the press, which resulted in some confusion. READ MORE
  • Happy Birthday to ‘Y&R’s’ Christian LeBlanc

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    John Paschal/JPI Studios
    Soap Opera Network wishes “The Young and the Restless” star Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) a very happy birthday as the three time Daytime Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2005, 2007, 2009) turns 54 years-old today. READ MORE