Errol Lewis
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Errol Lewis

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

In an exclusive interview with Australia's TV Week Soap Extra, "The Young and the Restless'" Michael Muhney (ex-Adam Newman) has point blank denied the allegations that he groped the breasts of one of his former co-stars, which was reportedly the reason show producers opted to drop him from his contract last December. "I didn't want to be desperately screaming: 'I didn't do it!’” Muhney told the publication in its newest issue as to why it took him so long to defend himself after staying silent for so long. “The rumour was untrue," he continued.

On the Monday, September 29 season premiere episode of ABC's "Castle," "General Hospital" star Jon Lindstrom (Kevin Collins) will guest star as FBI Agent Connors, who helps Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) try to solve the toughest case of her career following her much-anticipated nuptials to Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion; ex-Joey Buchanan, "One Life to Live") that resulted in an ominous black SUV driving him off the road in the season finale before he could see his blushing bride.

With photography by Brad Everett Young, several of daytime's hottest young stars including "General Hospital's" Kristen Alderson (Kiki), Chad Duell (Michael), Ryan Carnes (Lucas), Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) and Ian Buchanan (Duke), "Days of our Lives'" Brendan Coughlin (T), Allison Paige (Bev), Guy Wilson (Will), Jen Lilley (Theresa), Billy Flynn (Chad), Casey Moss (JJ) and Kevin Riggin (Rory), and "The Young and the Restless'" Camryn Grimes (Mariah), along with stars from "Baby Daddy" (Derek Theleer), "Teen Wolf" (Stephen Lunsford) and "Power Rangers," have taken part in the Dream Loud campaign that hopes to bring music and the arts programs back into schools. "Port Charles" alum Brian Gaskill is also featured in the campaign, among countless others.

"This is our 7th and final season," revealed actor Tim Kang, who portrays Kimball Cho on CBS' "The Mentalist," which has featured countless soap stars during its run on television. "Looking at the scripts now, it's so fun and such a great season!"

On the Wednesday, October 1 episode of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," entitled "American Disgrace," former "One Life to Live" star Kelley Missal (ex-Dani Manning) will appear as an alleged rape victim of pro basketball star Shakir “The Shark” Wilkins (guest star Henry Simmons; "NYPD Blue," "Another World"). In the episode, Orion press rep Carla Cannon (Missal) tells reporters she was raped by Wilkins. When more women come forward, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Detective Carisi (guest star Peter Scanavino) disagree on the authenticity of each woman’s story, and Barba (Raul Esparza) takes a shaky case to court.

With a 13-episode order, Lifetime has renewed "Devious Maids," executive produced by Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives"), and starring Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem, Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci ("All My Children"), for a third season.

While Halloween season itself isn't necessarily in style just yet for much of the land, the Halloween themed episodes of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" has already been planned and will include several "Big Brother" contestants new and old, reports TV Guide's Michael Logan. Per the publication, "Big Brother" contestant Donny Thompson will be joined by fellow season 16 houseguests Amber Borzotra, Cody Calafiore, Zach Rance, Hayden Voss, Nicole Franzel, Caleb Reynolds and Devin Shephard, Season 11 & 13's Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd, Season 12 & 13's Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas, and Season 15's Elissa Slater as they all appear in the Halloween themed episodes of the soap, airing Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31, that promises to be boatloads of fun!

With the launch of its 18th season during the week of September 15-19, 2014, and the debut of new co-hosts Rosie Perez and Nicole Wallace, and the return of Rosie O'Donnell to the table, ABC's "The View" attracted its largest premiere week ratings in three years (3.4 million), to qualify as the week's most watched broadcast talk show, while also posting year-to-year growth of 13% in viewers compared to the 17th season premiere last season (3.0 million).

The final week of the 2013-2014 television season came to a close last week (week of September 15-19, 2014) and CBS Daytime ended the year on top for the 28th consecutive year! "The Bold and the Beautiful" attracted its largest audience since the 2006-07 television season, while "The Young and the Restless" scored its most watched season in viewers since the 2009-10 television season. Meanwhile, "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Talk" hit their best numbers ever in viewers as "The Price is Right 1" delivered its largest audience since the 2004-05 season and "The Price is Right 2" brought in its biggest audience since the 2006-07 season.

Soap Opera Network first reported on the possibility in early July, while speaking with "The Bold and the Beautiful" executive producer and head writer Bradley P. Bell, and now it is official: The daytime drama series will film a romantic story on the canals of Amsterdam the first week of October, the soap announced yesterday, September 24.