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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.

As previously reported, actress Kim Matula has opted to exit CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" after portraying the contract role of Hope Logan on the daytime drama series for the last five years. In a posting on her Instagram page, Matula confirms her exit and shares what led to her decision to leave the world's most watched soap!

While the date for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards wasn't necessarily a secret, it was still somewhat surprising when it was revealed that next year's Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards would be taking place on Friday, April 24 and the big show would be taking place on Sunday, April 26 - the earliest either ceremony will have taken place since at least 2006. In an interview with David Michaels, Senior Executive Director and Co-Executive Producer for the Daytime Emmy Awards & Events, who notes to Soap Opera Network that we can likely thank "The Young and the Restless'" Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin) for revealing the dates online, the executive addresses the red carpet debacle that rocked the industry earlier this year, while also providing insight into what we can look forward to seeing from both the creative side and the broadcast side for next year's telecast, and a greater understanding of how four new categories will change the future of the awards ceremony.

In one of the rarest of circumstances, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" announced on Twitter earlier this evening that actress Kim Matula (Hope Logan) will soon be departing the daytime drama series, just hours after Matula appeared live alongside co-stars Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller) and Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy Forrester) on the network's daytime talk show, "The Talk." Under normal circumstances the talent, or their representatives, would reveal departure news to the press or social media before the show was able to confirm casting updates.

As the saying goes, "Remember, remember! The fifth of November," in reference to the fifth day of the month of November, which got a modern boost in understanding via the Natalie Portman vehicle "V for Vendetta," some CBS Daytime soap fans will remember the day for a presidential press conference that resulted in their favorite soaps being interrupted in several markets, including the second largest market - Los Angeles! As a result, those impacted markets will offer makegoods, which finds stations re-running a program that may have been interrupted in any significant way in its corrected form at a later time. "The Bold and the Beautiful" did not air in nearly 11% of the country, while "The Young and the Restless" did not air in nearly 7% of the country.

As a result of a presidential press conference taking the place of today's, November 5, episode of ABC's "General Hospital" in several major markets, including six of the eight markets that recently moved the show back to its original time slot, the daytime soap opera will be airing in the overnight hours on those impacted stations for what is known as makegoods. This process finds stations re-running a program that may have been interrupted in any significant way in its corrected form at a later time.

Before enjoying your annual Thanksgiving meal with friends and family on Thursday, November 27, one day earlier - Wednesday, November 26 - the men of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" will provide plenty of thanks for viewers of "The Queen Latifah Show" as the talk show welcomes actors Peter Bergman (Jack), Justin Hartley (Adam), Daniel Goddard (Cane), Bryton James (Devon) and Joshua Morrow (Nicholas) to the program to chat with Queen Latifah herself.

As the polls close in some states, and prepare to close in others, it might come as a surprise to learn which of your favorite television shows may appeal more to those who share a different political viewpoint from that of your own. In the weeks leading up to the mid-term elections taking place today, Bloomberg did a study that followed political ad spending on various forms of programming aired throughout the year leading up to election night. In it, Bloomberg noted that "General Hospital," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Talk," "The Steve Harvey Show" and even "Judge Judy," among others, aired more Democratic political ads while news oriented programming such as "CBS Sunday Morning," "NBC Nightly News," "Nightline," the Sunday editions of both "Good Morning America" and "The Today Show," and even game show "The Price is Right," aired more Republican ads.

The CW announced today that the fourth season of "Hart of Dixie" will launch on Friday, January 9 at 9:00 PM, ET, with 10 all-new episodes. The series, starring Rachel Bilson ("The O.C.") and Wilson Bethel ("The Young and the Restless"), follows a big city girl who moves to quirky BlueBell, Alabama and finds herself more at home there than anywhere she's been before.

As previously reported, the seventh season of CBS' "The Mentalist" will be its last. The network confirmed the news today when it announced the series will return to the primetime schedule on Sunday, November 30 at 9:30 PM, ET/9:00 PM, PT*, before moving to its regular Wednesday 8:00 PM time slot on January 7. "Mentalist" will bridge the gap between new episodes of "The Good Wife" during its Sunday run and take over for "Survivor" on Wednesdays before it concludes with a special two-hour series finale airing on Wednesday, February 18. In addition to "The Mentalist," "Undercover Boss" returns to the lineup with three special Sunday broadcasts on December 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and December 21 and 28 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT*). On January 2, it will move to its regular Friday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period.

This month on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" fans will get to see the beautiful city of Amsterdam when Hope (Kim Matula), Liam (Scott Clifton), Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) travel abroad to mix business with pleasure, but an on location shoot isn't the only thing to look forward to on the daytime drama series.
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