October 2013 - Page 2 of 6 - Soap Opera Network
  • ‘General Hospital’ Head Writer Reveals Ilene Kristen’s Renewed Role on ABC

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    As previously reported, Ilene Kristen is returning to daytime television courtesy of ABC's "General Hospital" - the actress debuts today. While ABC wouldn't necessarily confirm which character Kristen would be playing - Delia Reid from "Ryan's Hope" or even Roxy Balsom on "One Life to Live" - when pressed for comment by Soap Opera Network on Friday, "GH" head writer, Ron Carlivati, spilled the beans over the weekend via Twitter. READ MORE
  • Lifetime Renews ‘Drop Dead Diva’ For Sixth Season

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    A&E Television Networks, LLC.
    Just one year ago it seemed likely that "Drop Dead Diva" would end its run after just four seasons with a huge game changing cliffhanger. In the weeks and months following the October 2012 season finale, Lifetime announced it had canceled "Diva" as it reportedly did not fit within their "brand" of programming. When all seemed lost Sony Pictures Television, producers of the series, was able to work out a deal with Lifetime that allowed the show to return for a fifth season. Today Lifetime and Sony announced that "Diva" will return for a sixth season in 2014. READ MORE
  • Lisa Hackner Named EVP, Daytime and Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Lisa Hackner has been named Executive Vice President, Daytime and Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group, it was announced today by Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group, with whom she will report. Hackner will be responsible for first-run development and production. READ MORE
  • ABC Confirms Jacklyn Zeman’s Return to ‘GH’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    On Wednesday, October 23, Jacklyn Zeman tweeted, "@carlivatiron @valentinifrank Congrats on all you are doing, especially the past week. #GH rocks. I'm excited to be coming back. Good times!" With her simple tweet, fans across social media rejoiced as they learned that the actress would once again be reprising her role of Barbara Jean Spencer on ABC's "General Hospital." READ MORE
  • Ilene Kristen Returns To Daytime via ‘General Hospital’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    If you happened to be tuning into today's episode of ABC's "General Hospital," and stayed long enough for the end credits, you may have noticed a familiar face interacting with Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and Silas Clay (Michael Easton). "One Life to Live" and "Ryan's Hope" fan favorite Ilene Kristen was seen serving coffee to the pair in what appears to be Kelly's diner in the previews for the next episode of the drama series - airing Monday, October 28. READ MORE
  • CATCH HER IF YOU CAN: ‘Y&R’s’ Melody Thomas Scott In Canada

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    Sony Pictures Television
    Canadian fans of Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman, "The Young and the Restless") will have multiple opportunities to meet the actress this weekend and next as she is scheduled to appear at the Calgary Women's Show in CALGARY, the West Coast Women's Show at Tradex in Abbotsford in VANCOUVER and The National Women's Show in TORONTO. READ MORE
  • CENTER STAGE: Shawn Christian Delves Deep Into Addiction — At ‘DAYS’ and Beyond!

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    Deep down in the basement of NBC’s The Burbank Studios in Los Angeles, beneath the busy and hectic world of “Days of our Lives’” Salem, lies a cozy dressing room that offers a warm and comfortable respite from cameras, producers, directors, publicists, wardrobe and all of the other distractions of a daytime television set. The lighting is low, candles flicker, and there’s a plush, body hugging beanbag that just begs any visitor to sit back, sink in and possibly take one of the best naps of all time. We at Soap Opera Network could have fallen into the beckoning... READ MORE
  • ‘The Talk’ Celebrates Co-Host Sheryl Underwood’s 50th Birthday

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    CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
    On Monday, October 28, CBS' "The Talk" will celebrate co-host Sheryl Underwood's 50th birthday with a special performance by Bobbie Brown, who will sing one of Underwood's favorite songs - "My Prerogative." READ MORE
  • TUNE IN ALERT: ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Survivor’ Stars on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

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    Bell-Phillip Television Productions
    Beginning with yesterday's episode of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," reality stars from "Big Brother" and "Survivor" are appearing on the drama series alongside series regulars Kim Matula (Hope Logan) and Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller) in episodes showcasing the shows Bikini Bar set, and next week on the set of the Forrester Boutique. READ MORE
  • Saucedo Breaks Silence on ‘GH’ Return

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Last night on Twitter, Michael Saucedo thanked his fans for all their well wishes on word that he's set to reprise his role of Juan Santiago on ABC's "General Hospital" (see full message below). When we first reported the news a few days ago, we stated that Juan would show up on screen in the coming months. Per Saucedo, fans can expect to see the character return "sooner than later." According to sources, Juan may be arriving back in town just in time for November sweeps. What can viewers expect when Juan sees his adopted cousin Sabrina (Teresa Castillo)... READ MORE