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In a tweet posted by Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime, just a short time ago, it looks as though Eileen Davidson is returning to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" as the soap gets ready to celebrate its 40th Anniversary on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Davidson last appeared on "Y&R" in August 2012 before reprising her iconic role of Kristen Blake on NBC's "Days of our Lives" in October 2012.

As Prospect Park continues casting for the upcoming online rendition of "One Life to Live" under the promise of blending "new themes, fresh stars and youthful energy," the soap is making some alterations to a previously released casting call for a "charming" new character.

As previously reported, "All My Children" has named Marlene McPherson and Elizabeth Snyder as co-head writers. What's so significant about their hiring is that this marks the first time since 2003 that a daytime soap opera has had two females leading its writing team. The last time was with Ellen Weston and Carolyn Culliton co-head writing CBS' "Guiding Light." Prior to that was in 2002, when Millee Taggert and Culliton also co-head wrote for "GL."

"All My Children" and "One Life to Live" casting director Alison Goodman and assistant casting director Michael Morlani have been busy these last couple of weeks casting pivotal roles for the reboots of our beloved daytime soaps. Now comes word that one pivotal role may have gone to daytime newcomer Jordan Lane Price, who tweeted just a short time ago, "Soo I'm pretty much beyond excited to start work. #PineValley, here I come :) #AMC." Both Goodman and Morlani responded to Price's tweets with Goodman saying, "I couldn't be happier! Just remember me when you are a big freakin star!" Morlani added, " SO excited. Me too....remember me as well!"

As part of his efforts to bring an oral history of "One Life to Live" to page via the upcoming book "Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of 'One Life to Live,'" entertainment writer Jeff Giles has been posting numerous interviews and snippets of interviews from his time speaking with writers, producers, cast and crew members as they told of their experiences working on the ABC drama series. One such interview/story was posted earlier today on the books official Facebook page, which highlighted a moment in the life of Patricia Elliott (ex-Renee Buchanan).

Earlier today we posted our ratings report for the week of February 4-8, 2013 and it looks as though the debut of Steve Burton on "The Young and the Restless" and Jack Wagner's return to "General Hospital" have helped bring new (or returning) viewers back to daytime television.

Sure it looks generic (and that's just us being nice) and may not be the final product, but TradeMarkia.com has a posting on its website which shows that Prospect Park Networks, LLC has filed a trademark on the TOLN logo. There is also a posting for TOLN's more widely known name - the OnLine Network.

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman, "The Young and the Restless") is engaged! The actress tweeted a picture of herself (see photo below) with her engagement ring with the caption "Said yes."

On Thursday, February 21, during the east coast broadcast of ABC's "General Hospital" (2:00 - 3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT) fans of Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe) will be able to chat live with the soap star as she discusses her characters crazy antics in an episode that finds Lucy being transferred to Ferncliff, while Molly (Haley Pullos) comes in with recent pictures of Sam (Kelly Moaco), which she hopes will help the police find Sam and her baby. Lucy is fearful for Sam and her baby and believes they are in serious danger, so Lucy concocts a plan to help secure her freedom as she believes she can help save the two.

With just a week to go before production is set to begin once more on "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," after more than a year since both series aired their last episodes on ABC, a number of behind the scenes personnel have been hired on to help spearhead the soaps into the digital world via Hulu and iTunes later this spring.