Monthly Archives: April 2013
After 45 years on Australian television, The Nine Network has announced that on Friday, April 26 it will broadcast the American daytime soap opera "Days of our Lives" (currently in its 48th year of production) for the final time. In a statement released to TV Tonight, a representive for the network said, "We made a commercial decision not to renew 'Days of our Lives,'" without revealing which program it will replace the drama series with.
On April 14, 2011, ABC sent shock-waves throughout the daytime industry when it announced it had decided to cancel "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." Now two years to the day since that announcement, both soaps are in the process of not only returning to television but also to the world wide web courtesy of Prospect Park.
Quite a few familiar faces will resurface on "The Bold and the Beautiful" next week:
Drea de Matteo may be best known for her roles as “Sons of Anarchy’s” Wendy Teller and “The Soprano’s” Adriana La Cerva, but soap opera fans probably recognize her as “Desperate Housewives’” tough-as-nails neighbor, Angie Bolen. And now, the Queens-born actress is set to play in yet another drama-filled adventure: Lifetime’s upcoming film, “Stalkers.”
Shortly after news first broke that Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton would be returning to "General Hospital" as new characters, I tweeted, "Hearing Prospect Park won the character battle between it and ABC. More details on this matter forthcoming." Those details are now ready to be revealed!
As we reported previously, “Days of our Lives” Patrika Darbo (Nancy Wesley) last aired Wednesday, April 10, and now word has come about her onscreen daughter’s final airdate. A rep for the show confirms to Soap Opera Network that Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) is set to make her last appearance on Tuesday, April 16.
Titled "Brand New Start," The OnLine Network has announced that Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Dogg, has agreed to write, produce and perform on the new theme song for the networks "One Life to Live," which premieres with brand new episodes on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes on Monday, April 29. In a statement TOLN says, "'Brand New Start' speaks to the much anticipated series return and features soulful singer, Iza Lach, newly signed to Snoop’s Berhane Sound System label, and Snoop Lion himself."
On Wednesday, April 10, rapper Riff Raff taped scenes alongside "One Life to Live's" Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth) for an upcoming appearance on the online version of the soap opera. According to The OnLine Network, Riff Raff will portray a character by the name of "Jamie Franko," which sounds awfully similar in name to that of actor James Franco. Riff Raff has made claims that a character Franco portrays in the film "Spring Breakers" resembles that of himself, a claim which has denied by Franco. Riff Raff first airs on Tuesday, May 7.
Although a show spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment at press time, a representative for Lindsey Morgan has informed Soap Opera Network that the actress has already appeared in her last episodes of ABC's "General Hospital."
A CBS spokesperson has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that actress Jhoanna Flores has completed her run as Adriana Stone on "The Young and the Restless" with her last airdate being Tuesday, April 9. The actress joined the series on January 4 as the onscreen sister of Ignaccio Serricchio's Alejandro “Alex” Chavez. The news was first reported by Daytime Confidential.
Ratings Report for the Week of April 1-5, 2013
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced on Thursday, April 11, that the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown, Los Angeles, CA. The Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards honors the numerous crafts behind the many shows that grace Daytime television. The awards itself, however, is not broadcast on television.
Say what you will about “Days of our Lives’” Nancy Wesley, but she is definitely a character fans just love to hate. The same can’t be said of her portrayer, Patrika Darbo, who is loved, loved, loved all around for her humor, candidness and ability to play one of daytime’s baddest bitches!