Errol Lewis

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

on Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 9:48 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital's" Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) and Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) are getting a new face for their baby girl. Not a face lift sillies (who'd do that to a baby anyway?), but a new actress is taking over the role of Emma from departing twins Jessie and Gianna Salvatierra.According to ABC Soaps In Depth, Francesca Cistone will take on the role beginning with the Wednesday, March 23 episode. Cistone is the daughter of Danny Cistone, who recently appeared on the soap as Jules, one of Theo's (Daniel Benzali) men who taunted Sonny (Maurice Benard) on the...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After a 20 year absence, actor Thom Bierdz (Phillip Chancellor III) returned to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in 2009 with the revelation that his character was gay - one of the few out characters currently portrayed on American soaps. As the only openly gay actor appearing in a soap opera, Bierdz took time out of his busy day on Wednesday, February 16, to speak with Soap Opera Network about his most recent return to daytime's top soap, his passion for art and his Amazon bestseller "Forgiving Troy," which delves into the mind, the life and...

on Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 2:10 PM
A hitman with a painful past. The only way to protect his son was to give him up. But just because he's no longer in his life, doesn't mean he stops loving him. Starting Thursday, March 17 on "General Hospital," it's the moment every mother fears. And now, three parents must wait, pray, and hope for a miracle. General Hospital. Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. General HospitalPromosSlideShowPro({ attributes: { id: "album-21", width: 530, height: 340 }, mobile: { auto: false }, params: { bgcolor: "#000000", allowfullscreen: true }, flashvars: { xmlFilePath: "http://director.soapoperanetwork.com/images.php?album=21", displayMode: "Manual", videoAutoStart: "Off", navAppearance: "Visible on Rollover", navLinkAppearance: "Numbers", transitionStyle: "Photo Flash", feedbackPreloaderAppearance: "Bar" } });
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- During a stop in New York City at the NBC Experience Store within 30 Rockefeller Plaza (NBC's corporate headquarters), while promoting the new coffee book "Days of our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos," cast and crew members from the show sat down with Soap Opera Network to discuss their characters, their lives and much more. In our first interview, actor James Scott (EJ DiMera) talks about the Taylor switch (see Livingston OUT! Braun IN!) and why his character is so bad!English born actor James Scott joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in...
NBC's "Days of our Lives" has cast newcomer Bren Foster in the contract role of Quinn, a character previously known as Fletcher in a recent casting call according to Soap Opera Digest. The character is described as being a "charming businessman with an edge. He can be clean cut or not. He is sexy, mysterious and savvy, has an easy way with the ladies but can be formidable if crossed." The World Tae Kwon Do Champion's first airdate will be in May and he'll share his first scenes with Nadia Bjorlin's Chloe Lane.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In an interview with Soap Opera Network, "The Young and the Restless" star Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) took the time to talk about the outcome of the arbitration storyline set to air on the Tuesday, March 8 episode of the CBS soap, but he also sheds light on which storyline he'd like to tackle at some point in the future.Morrow, who joined "Y&R" in June 1994, has found his character dealing with the rape of his high school sweetheart (Sharon, Sharon Case), the death of his adopted daughter (Cassie, Camryn Grimes), a divorce from two wives (Sharon...

on Monday, March 7, 2011 @ 11:06 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Young and the Restless" has bumped veteran actress Judtih Chapman (Gloria Abbott Bardwell) to recurring status according to published reports. She joins "Y&R" co-stars Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe), Ted Shackelford (Jeffrey Bardwell), Thom Bierdz (Phillip Chancellor III) and a number of other daytime actors in the recurring line (for some, they had been recurring since they joined or returned).Chapman joined the cast in 2005 when she replaced "Dallas" and "Knot's Landing" star Joan Van Ark as the mother of Michael (Christian J. LeBlanc) and Kevin (Greg Rikaart).In addition to her role on "The Young and the...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is looking for a female detective to investigate an unknown case according to a casting call that has just gone out. 30s to 40s, any ethnicity. Athletic, strong presence, lots of authority. 1 Episode at PrincipalAn airdate has not been set, but "Y&R" typically films about a month in advance prior to air.What do you think?Discuss below.The Young and the RestlessCasting Call
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- NBC's "Days of our Lives" issues casting calls for 1.5 African American characters, one contract and the other potentially recurring. But why 1.5?On February 16, Soap Opera Digest announced that a casting call had gone out for the contract role of Ryan, a "17 to 18-year-old Caucasian or African American male," which is where the 0.5 comes from. According to the breakdown released, "Ryan is the all-American high school idol. Gorgeous, well-built quarterback of the football team. Popular, confident and charismatic...the world is at his feet for the taking." The character is scheduled to debut in May.In...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The last time I wrote an edition of the Editor's Notebook was August 12, 2008. A lot has changed in the nearly three years since including the cancellations of both "Guiding Light" and "As The World Turns" by CBS, the near blackout of the Daytime Emmys on broadcast television and news of the end being near for what was considered our soap opera haven, SOAPnet. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is that Soap Opera Network is still around and thriving more than ever before.Since our relaunch in late January of this year, which included a new...

on Sunday, March 6, 2011 @ 3:43 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In an interview with Access Hollywood Live hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday, March 3, actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo made it clear that her time on ABC's "General Hospital" as Brenda Barrett (now Corinthos) will soon come to a close after her contract with the drama series expires."I came back to honor my roots. These are the people that I grew up with. I haven't been a regular on the show in 13 years. It was like going to an incredible high school reunion," said Marcil Giovinazzo of her time back at the Prospect Studios...
ABC PRESS RELEASEABC Ranks as Daytime’s No. 1 Network Among Women 18-49“General Hospital” is Daytime’s No. 1 Program in Women 18-49 for the 1st Time Since October 08, Driven by James Franco’s Return and the Lead-Up to Sonny and Brenda’s Anticipated Wedding; Ranks No. 1 for the 2nd Straight Week in Women 18-34“General Hospital” Hits a Near 4-Month High in Women 18-34 and an 8-Week High in Women 18-49; Posts its 2nd-Best Week of the Season in Women 18-49ABC Claims 3 of the Week’s Top 5 Programs in Daytime in Women 18-49With “General Hospital,” “The View” and “One Life...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced that for the first time in its history, the NAACP Image Awards will honor its daytime drama acting categories during the live annual awards broadcast scheduled for Friday, March 4 at 8/7c on FOX.Since introducing the daytime drama categories in 1994, "The Young and the Restless" had consistently dominated the Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Daytime Drama Series with the exception of "Passions" actress Tracey Ross, who won for her role as Eve Russell in 2007. In 2010, "All My Children's" Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard)...
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