November 2012 - Page 4 of 5 - Soap Opera Network
  • Broadcast vs. Syndicated: The Winners and Losers of Daytime TV

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    CBS Broadcasting Inc.
    For more than 10 years fans of daytime soap operas have been coming to Soap Opera Network to find out how their favorite soap was faring in the weekly ratings report. From time to time we would also provide analysis of how they stacked up when compared to their broadcast counterparts in the talk show and game show genres, but we've never looked at how the broadcast soaps (and to a lesser extent the broadcast talk and game shows) compared to syndicated television. Not that it wasn't easy to provide a comparison, it was just never something we found... READ MORE
  • Former ‘Somerset’ and ‘Love of Life’ Star Gene Bua Passes

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    File Archive
    On Saturday, November 17, 2012, Gene Bua ("Somerset," "Love of Life" and "How To Survive a Marriage") passed away after battling Parkinson's disease for the past 13 years according to a posting on the actor and his wife Toni's website Bua Acting for Life. "The great Master Teacher and my hero and Lion King for 47 years, Gene Bua, passed into the Light on Sat. Nov. 17th at 1:40, after battling 13 years of Parkinson's and yet still going on to teach, write songs, be a mighty friend, and enjoy much of his life. I am surrounded by his... READ MORE
  • GH Week in Review: November 12-16, 2012

    JPI
    JPI
    This week on GH was full of surprises and action packed. The show keeps getting better and better in my opinion. Faison was revealed to be the mask man behind Robin 's capture and the face of Duke. It was also revealed he is holding Duke as well. READ MORE
  • Lisa’s Take on GH: Friday, November 16, 2012

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    John Paschal/JPI Studios
    Port Charles is always filled with excitement and Friday's episode was no exception. READ MORE
  • Cast and Crew of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Pay Homage to Susan Flannery and Her 25 Years as Stephanie Forrester

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    Cliff Lipson/CBS
    Just over a week before she airs for the final time after 25 years portraying Stephanie Forrester on "The Bold and the Beautiful," CBS has released a video montage of Susan Flannery as she got the ultimate send-off from cast and crew of the popular daytime soap opera with some help from other CBS Television City employees, including those from "The Young and the Restless," "The Price is Right" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." READ MORE
  • ‘True Blood’s’ Joe Manganiello Returns to ‘How I Met Your Mother’

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    Bauer Griffin
    On the Monday, November 19 episode of "How I Met Your Mother," entitled "The Stamp Tramp," Joe Manganiello ("True Blood") returns for another stint as Marshall's (Jason Segal) old law school classmate Brad. In the episode, Marshall finds out Brad lost his job as a lawyer two years ago after his company downsized. Hoping to help Brad out, Marshall cleans him up just in time for a job interview at Marshall's firm. Unfortunately for Marshall, Brad screws things up and Marhsall has to do damage control with his boss. READ MORE
  • ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Pays Tribute to ‘BAD 25′

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    Adam Taylor/ABC
    It's the semi-finals as ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" pays tribute to Michael Jackson and the 25th Anniversary of his "Bad" album. The "Dancing" tribute airs days before the network presents "Michael Jackson: BAD 25," a documentary special directed by Spike Lee. READ MORE
  • ‘Colbert Report’ Spoof’s ‘General’s’ Hospital’ Drama While Susan Lucci Makes Hysterical Cameo Appearance

    Comedy Central
    Comedy Central
    Stephen Colbert is a news junkie, but he's also a soap fan as evidenced by numerous skits and jokes he makes in reference to them. The recent sex scandal plaguing Washington, D.C. is no different as the host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" told the tale of the soap opera that is "General's Hospital," referencing the ABC soap "General Hospital" in name and even logo. With a cameo appearance by "All My Children" star Susan Lucci, the skit will likely soon become legen - wait for it - dary, in the words of "How I Met Your Mother's"... READ MORE
  • Erik Valdez Departing ‘General Hospital’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    According to a report by Soap Opera Digest, ABC's "General Hospital" has let actor Erik Valdez go nearly six months after joining the cast of the drama series in the role of Trey Mitchell. The character is the son of Kate Howard (Kelly Sullivan) and the recently departed Joseph Scully, Jr. (Richard Steinmetz). The character was married to Kristina Davis (Lindsey Morgan) in August. Their marriage was annulled in mid-October. READ MORE
  • Barbara Esensten Passes

    Barry Morgenstein
    Barry Morgenstein
    On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the world of soaps lost a true legend in Barbara Esensten, who passed at age 75. Esensten co-created "The City" along with her more than 20 year long writing partner James Harmon Brown. The duo worked together on such shows as "Dynasty," "All My Children," "Days of our Lives," "One Life to Live," "Port Charles" and "Guiding Light." READ MORE