Errol Lewis

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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
Fans who've missed seeing Anthony Geary on ABC's "General Hospital" since the actor took his annual vacation are in luck: the actor will be back on air in the coming weeks, per executive producer Frank Valentini.

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on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Soap Opera Network can finally report that former "As The World Turns" and "Port Charles" actress Marie Wilson has joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the recurring role of Bree. The actress will share scenes with former "ATWT" co-star Daniel Cosgrove (ex-Chris Hughes), who now appears as Aiden Jennings on "DAYS," and Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady). Bree is an old acquaintance of Hope’s who turns out to be someone from Aiden's dark past.
Corday Productions has partnered with TruLOVE Network, a BroadLit, Inc. company, to develop original television quality produced programming based on TruLOVE's library of romantic stories, it was announced today by Ken Corday, CEO of Corday Productions, which produces "Days of our Lives" for NBC. The partnership with TruLOVE continues Corday's goal of revitalizing the traditional soap opera format to suit current fans and engage new viewers. TruLOVE is a digital network with a new focus on global romance. It's programming looks to capture the attention of the key female demographic with a wholly owned original library of content developed by an award winning marketing, branding and production management team.
According to Deadline and TV Line, "General Hospital's" Roger Howarth (Franco) has joined the cast of The CW's "The Flash," the most watched new series in the network's history, in the recurring role of Mason Bridge, an award-winning reporter from the Central City Picture News.
In May, Disney-ABC Domestic Television announced plans to launch a new syndicated talk show featuring actress and model Tyra Banks for consideration for Fall 2015. Today, the syndication arm of the Disney-ABC Television Group announced that the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, representing 23% of the nation's television households with 6 of the top 10 markets, have agreed to carry the show on their stations. Currently titled "The F.A.B.," which stands for "Fun and Beautiful," Banks will be joined by social media buff and foodie Chrissy Teigen, fashion guru Joe Zee, interior design professional Lauren Makk, and do-it-yourself YouTuber Leah Ashley as the hosts of the upcoming lifestyle show. Banks serves as moderator of the talker. The ABC Owned stations markets include New York (WABC-TV), Los Angeles (KABC-TV), Chicago (WLS-TV), Philadelphia (WPVI-TV), San Francisco (KGO-TV), Houston (KTRK-TV), Raleigh/Durham (WTVD-TV) and Fresno (KFSN-TV).
On the Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 episodes of ABC's "The Chew," the cooking show will feature a soap star in the kitchen as "General Hospital's" Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and "All My Children" alum Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos) are set to join celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz for some fine dining.
On Friday, October 24, "The Young and the Restless'" newest stars, Scott Elrod (Joe Clark), Justin Hartley (Adam Newman), Burgess Jenkins (Billy Abbott) and Gina Tognoni (Phyllis Summers), will be appearing on CBS' "The Talk" to discuss their joining daytime's most watched drama series. The actors are expected to provide some insight into their characters and what life has been like since entering Genoa City.
The Wednesday, October 15 episode of CBS' "Criminal Minds" featuring former "All My Children" and "The Young and the Restless" actress Eden Riegel found the primetime series growing week-to-week in Total Viewers and the key Adults 18-49 sales demo.
Portraying Fenmore Baldwin on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," Max Ehrich has always given off a boy next door type feel, even when his daytime character was reaching dark places. However, on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Ehrich will be going darker than ever before as a college student accused of sexually assaulting a supposedly innocent coed on the Wednesday, October 22 episode entitled "Pornstar's Requiem."
As previously reported, everyone loves CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and the year-to-year growth in Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 during the week of October 6-10, 2014 continues to prove that point. In addition to "Y&R," CBS is experiencing overall growth with "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Price is Right," "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Talk." In the case of "B&B," the soap is seeing plenty of women enjoying the storyline surrounding Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) and Caroline Spencer Forrester (Linsey Godfrey) along with the happenings of Hope Logan (Kim Matula) following the recent revelation that she's with child after a recent romp with one of the Spencer brothers. The soap is up 23% in Women 25-54 and 38% in Women 18-49 compared to the same week last year.

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on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:59 PM
Each Monday, we plan to publish our weekly Daytime Ratings Report, which covers the broadcast soaps, game shows and talk shows. Unfortunately, due to an arm injury I sustained last Thursday, my typing skills have been put to the test and the report was delayed. Alas, I'm feeling a lot less pain than I did for much of the past week so here now is the daytime ratings report for the week of September 29-October 3, 2014. Better late than never, right? This week we highlight how the broadcast shows ranked overall in Total Viewers, Men 18+, Adults 18-49 and Median Age.
On Thursday, September 25, Soap Opera Network reported that CBS completed its 28th year as the most watched network in daytime with its highly ranked lineup consisting of soap operas "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," game shows "The Price is Right" and "Let's Make a Deal," and growing talker "The Talk." In honor of their continued success the network has bestowed upon the cast and crews of each program a plaque that highlights key reasons everyone watches CBS Daytime.
Archie Panjabi is departing CBS' "The Good Wife" when her contract expires at the end of this season, it was announced today. Panjabi portrays Private Investigator Kalinda Sharma on the hit primetime series, which is experiencing some of its highest ratings since debuting in 2009.
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