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It's been quite some time since Soap Opera Network last brought its readers a weekly breakdown of what's going to happen during the upcoming week of soaps. With our new sense of direction and focus as we get ready to enter a new year, and a new phase for the site, we thought it would be a great opportunity to get back into the previews game.

By now you've probably already been made aware of the fact that CBS Daytime's "The Young and the Restless" has been the #1 rated daytime drama for a nearly unheard of 25 consecutive years! In a newly released promo, the network touts that fact on air where it notes that the show and its cast of characters have "been with you all of your life, laughing, loving, living and together you've made it the #1 daytime drama for 25 years. Here's to many more." The promo ends with the tag "It's Your Life," and a shot of Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) highlighting the shows #1 status with his fingers.

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - New Year's Day - CBS will air episode #6536 of "The Young and the Restless," which originally aired on December 31, 1998. The episode found family and friends gather at the Colonnade Room for a New Year’s celebration, while Nicholas (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon (Sharon Case) celebrated the new year with Cassie (Camryn Grimes).

From re-runs of soap classics "Dallas," "Dynasty," "Another World," "Port Charles," and "Falcon Crest," to the launches of original series "SoapCenter," "Soap Talk" and "General Hospital: Night Shift," SOAPnet was defined as the "new way to watch soaps" for much of its near 14-year run. With just 2 days left before SOAPnet is no more, we thought it would be a great opportunity to look back at the inaugural year of a network that gave diehard soap fans their own platform to shout with glee through the death of a network that outlived its purpose.

In a message posted on her Facebook page earlier today, "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts for the first time publicly acknowledged her sexuality. The ABC News anchor posted her message one year to the day after reaching the critical stage of 100 days following the bone marrow transplant that saved her life.

In an episode aptly titled "Dinner Party," "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller) is returning to ABC's "Super Fun Night" on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, which finds his character, Jason, and wife Jazmine (Ashley Tisdale), show up drunk to Jazmine's sister's dinner party.

In his effort to protect the woman he loves and her role in the death of Nick Fallon (Blake Berris), EJ (James Scott) gives Sami (Alison Sweeney) an ultimatum. "Are you going to marry me or not?" questions the powerful DiMera.

With a new year kicking things off next week, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" promises to bring a new beginning, new enemies and new surprises to the table for the rich and the fabulous Forresters, Spencers, Logans and Fullers. In a newly released promo, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Katie (Heather Tom) share a tender moment as the clock strikes 12, while Hope (Kim Matula) and Wyatt (Darin Brooks) look to move on...together, and Donna (Jennifer Gareis) and Quinn (Rena Sofer) stand their ground as they prepare for battle.

Former "All My Children" star Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Cooney) announced recently that her short film, "Flip Fantasia," has been accepted into the 9th Annual Macon Film Festival, which will be held from February 27 - March 2, 2014 and will take place at the Cox Capitol Theatre, The Douglass Theatre and The 567 Center for Renewal in downtown Macon, GA. Describing the film she wrote, produced and directed on her website, McClain says, "I made this as a labor of love right out of my heart." She adds, "It’s a love song to NYC, to my wild youth, to crazy people I have known that changed my life, to being raw, to innocence, to friendship, to true hearts, to broken hearts, and to the pain of having to deal with the hardest parts of life when you are very, very young… as I did."

In a promo that puts emphasis on the word "new," CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is promising viewers a new year filled with new drama, infidelity, secrets, and reunions. In the case of infidelity, Billy (Billy Miller) won't let the search for his daughter's killer stop him from bumping uglies with Kelly (Cynthia Watros), while Sharon (Sharon Case) and Nicholas (Joshua Morrow) share a reunion of sorts, and Dylan (Steve Burton) wants more information from momma Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) on her secret past. Also look for Victor (Eric Braeden) and Jack (Peter Bergman) as they toast to an exciting new year!