Errol Lewis

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

As previously reported, soap stars Lindsay Hartley (“All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Passions“), Crystal Hunt (“Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live”), Vanessa Marcil (“Beverly Hills, 90210,” “General Hospital”), Chrystee Pharris (“Passions,” “General Hospital”) and Hunter Tylo (“The Bold and The Beautiful”) have signed on for POP's newest reality series, "Queens of Drama," where the ladies will work together to produce a pilot for a new serialized primetime drama series. As the poster above warns, today, October 28, marks the beginning of production for show. Donna Mills (“General Hospital,” “Knots Landing,” “Melrose Place”) will also be taking part with special appearances.

It should come as no surprise that CBS has handed full season episode orders to all four of its new dramas, including the #1 and #2 new series of the season, "NCIS: New Orleans" and "Scorpion," Sunday's #1 scripted broadcast, "Madam Secretary," and the time period-winning suspense thriller "Stalker."

He's probably already endured some of the worst humanity has to offer while portraying Chad Harris-Crane on NBC's "Passions," but Charles Divins is getting ready to report on real world events when he joins the anchor team of NBC affiliate WDSU effective Monday, October 27, it was announced by WDSU President and General Manager Joel Vilmenay. “We’re delighted to welcome Charles to the WDSU family,” said Vilmenay, “He’s going to be a great addition to our news team.” Divins will co-anchor "WDSU News This Morning" alongside Randi Rousseau.

"Days of our Lives" star Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) and girlfriend Alyssa Tabit are speaking out for the first time since the two were involved in a near fatal car accident in Kingsville Township, Ohio nearly three weeks ago. In a posting on Facebook earlier today, Smith said, "Feeling so lucky and blessed today to be lounging with Alyssa Tabit taking in the autumn day in Ohio. I can't thank you all enough for your on going support, thoughts, and prayers!!!! I really do have the best friends and family in the world!!!!"

With Alison Sweeney leaving the "Days of our Lives" canvas after more than 21 years portraying Sami Brady on Thursday, October 30, it's only fitting that she take one major aspect of her character's life with her, even if it's only temporary. Look for Guy Wilson, who portrays Sami's son Will Horton, to take a storyline dictated temporary leave of absence from the series when Sami heads to Los Angeles following entertainment executives taking an interest in her life as a result of Will's recent profile story in TruVista Magazine.

On Thursday, October 30, fans of NBC's "Days of our Lives" will be saying goodbye to Alison Sweeney and Samantha 'Sami' Brady after more than 21 years. As she gets ready to wrap her two-decade long stint on the daytime drama series, Sweeney shares some of her favorite memories from the beginning to the end, including what it was like finding out she was cast as Deidre Hall's TV daughter, some of Sami's most memorable romances, and much more.

Despite recent bouts of ratings growth in Total Viewers, Women 18-49, Women 25-54 and other assorted demographics, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is the subject of a recent report in the October 31 edition of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, which includes interviews with Angelica McDaniel, CBS Daytime senior vice president, and Brad Adgate, senior vp research for Horizon Media, among others. The magazine noted that following Nielsen's admission of a counting error that lasted for more than six months (since at least March of this year), revised numbers show the daytime drama series doing better than previously thought when on October 20 Nielsen released revised ratings data for daytime television. In it, "Y&R" and sister soap "The Bold and the Beautiful" are showing growth, while ABC's "General Hospital" is actually in decline, down 8% in viewers and down 14 percent in the Women 25-54 sales demographic.

If you tuned into the Friday, October 24 episode of ABC's "General Hospital," you may have noticed a familiar face with a new do. Actress Kelly Sullivan returned as the spirit of Connie Falconeri, who was murdered last year by Ava Jerome (Maura West), in scenes with Maurice Benard's Sonny Corinthos. The return of a normally blonde Sullivan to "GH" comes just days before the actress is set to make her debut as a brunette Sage Warner on CBS' "The Young and the Restless."

If you're a fan of "Grey's Anatomy," "Once Upon a Time," "Castle," "Modern Family," "The Middle," "The Goldbergs" or "Black-ish" you're in luck: ABC has extended the episode orders for each of the 7 series beyond the typical 22 episodes. Unfortunately, if you got yourself entwined in "Manhattan Love Story" you're in for a big disappointment: ABC has canceled the series after just three airings.

The newest cast members of “The Young and the Restless” Scott Elrod (Joe Clark), Justin Hartley (Adam Newman), Burgess Jenkins (Billy Abbott) and Gina Tognoni (Phyllis Summers) joined co-hosts Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, along with guest co-host Pat Harvey, on today's edition of CBS' "The Talk" as the actors discussed some of the exciting new storylines in store for their characters and much more!
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