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

‘General Hospital’ to Air Original on Christmas Eve

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Friday, December 18, 2015 3:47 PM EDT
As a result of President Barack Obama addressing the nation for his last press conference of 2015, ABC was forced to pull an original episode of "General Hospital" today, which was all but set to air until Nathan Varni, Manager, Current Series, Scripted, announced plans to pull it citing the importance of the current storyline. The episode will now air on Monday, December 21 and an original episode will air on Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24) in place of a previously scheduled encore.
Chloe Lane is heading back to Salem full-time now that actress Nadia Bjorlin has signed a contract with NBC's "Days of our Lives." Bjorlin, who had been spotted on numerous occasions touring with cast members as part of the "Days of our Lives: 50 Years" book tour, began filming scenes last week. The actress previously signed on for a short return engagement in the fall that'll air sometime in early 2016. She'll return in a full-time capacity in late Spring.

‘Y&R’ Marks 27 Consecutive Years as Daytime’s #1 Drama

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 2:51 PM EDT
With a streak that began with the week of December 26, 1988, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" has now stood at the top of the Nielsen ratings among total viewers for 27 consecutive years, it was announced today by Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution.
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With returning stars Candace Cameron-BureJodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber as D.J. Tanner, Stephanie Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler, respectively, Netflix announced today that all 13 episodes of "Fuller House," the spin-off of the popular ABC sitcom that dominated the late 1980s and early 1990s, will release on Friday, February 26. The streaming service also released the first teaser trailer that brings back plenty of nostalgia for longtime fans.
With a new year on the horizon it's inevitable that you'll be seeing a multitude of best and worst lists covering every facet of the entertainment world, and soaps are no exception. In his Best and Worst of 2015 report, TV Guide's Michael Logan has named CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" daytime's best soap, praises "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" for having the best actors and actresses, and calls out some of daytime's current and former writers for insulting viewers with tawdry storylines lacking direction.
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After terrorizing Genoa City for half the year with everyone wondering who killed some of "The Young and the Restless'" most beautiful people, actor Chris McKenna (ex-Detective Mark Harding) announced that he'll next appear on an upcoming episode of CBS' "NCIS: New Orleans."
"The Young and the Restless" will soon produce a face and a name of the Swiss hacker that Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) has been parading about in recent episodes with the casting of daytime newcomer Mara McCaffray in the recurring role of Natalie, an expert with technology who has a passion for life in the cyber world.
Get ready for a night of fun with one of daytime's baddest boys: "The Bold and the Beautiful" star Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe) will be appearing at the Gaslamp on Wednesday, December 16 for a comedic performance alongside some of his friends including: Grant Cotter (MTV's "Jerks with Cameras") and Kate Quigley. The event will be hosted by Zach Miller.