Errol Lewis

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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
On January 30, 2011, Soap Opera Network launched its brand new website. The website, literally re-built from the ground up, now houses the latest news, interviews and all business headlines covering the genre of soap operas. Our goal is to not just cover what's happening in front of the camera for both daytime and primetime soaps, but to also inform our readers of what's happening behind the scenes. That isn't to say the "gossip" aspect of behind the scenes drama, but the business perspective.We hope you enjoy our new look as well as the types of content we will...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Last night at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Los Angeles, veteran "One Life to Live" director Larry Carpenter won his fourth Director's Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievment in Daytime Serials for his work on the ABC daytime drama series in 2010. He won for "Episode #10,687" or commonly known as " 'Starr X'd Lovers: The Musical, Part Two, " which aired on May 17, 2010.Carpenter previously won this award in 2008 for "So You Think You Can Be Shane Morasco's Father," again in 2007 for "Episode #9947,"...

on Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 9:15 PM
Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 9:15 PM ET by Errol Lewis Aiden Turner Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, Aiden Turner,  Stephen Amell and Liam McIntyre were up for the role of Spartacus in the Starz original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" after series star Andy Whitfield was unable to return to work on the shows second season when he learned his cancer had returned. Now Deadline.com is reporting that neither of the actors vying for the part got the role.The decision comes as a surprise after the network went through all that trouble in flying all three to New Zealand to screen...

on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 @ 4:34 PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM ET by Errol Lewis Aiden Turner Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Two months after it was announced that Andy Whitfield was unable to return to work on a new season of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" after he learned that his cancer had returned, Deadline.com is reporting that Starz Entertainment has narrowed their search for a replacement down to three actors - one of whom includes "All My Children" alum Aiden Turner. Turner, best known for his role as Aidan Devane on ABC's "All My Children" joins actors Stephen Amell and Liam McIntyre who are all vying for the title role in the hit Starz...

on Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:53 PM
Monday, October 25, 2010 at 1:53 PM ET by Errol Lewis and Scotty Gore Brandon Buddy and Jason Tam Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, Brandon Buddy is leaving ABC's "One Life to Live" and has already finished taping according to setside sources. Now Soap Opera Network has learned when you can last expect to see the actor in Llanview along with on-screen best friend Jason Tam, who plays Markko Rivera.After his fate is decided by a judge on the Wednesday, November 10 episode for the murder of Eli Clarke (Matt Walton), an emotional Cole says goodbye to Starr Manning...
Friday, October 1, 2010 at 4:36 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Bob D'Amico/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As we first reported on Thursday, September 23, sources were confirming that Sebastian Roche was returning to ABC's "General Hospital" in the coming months, now ABC has confirmed that Roche is indeed returning to the drama series this fall in the role of Jerry Jacks, who was last seen in 2009. The network, however, did not confirm reports that Jerry Jacks would be the mystery character simply known as the Balkan who is after Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo)."There's been a lot of speculation out...
As previously reported, Brandon Buddy is departing ABC's "One Life to Live" and now Soap Opera Network has learned the actor has finished taping his last scenes.
Friday, October 1, 2010 at 4:19 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After portrayer Rebecca Herbst went on maternity leave this summer, Elizabeth Webber found herself off the canvas by going cross-country to visit her sister Sarah in order to clear her head and bond with the child she shares with Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) on ABC's "General Hospital." Now with Herbst back on set, Elizabeth better prepare herself for the drama about to unfold at work and personally.According to sources, Herbst is set to return on the Wednesday, October 13 episode of "GH" wherein Elizabeth learns about...

on Friday, October 1, 2010 @ 1:25 PM
Friday, October 1, 2010 at 2:25 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Months after ABC Daytime announced they would be cutting down on original episodes from their soaps "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" each year, despite no official deal with the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) allowing this, the network has confirmed that they will begin airing encore episodes of the dramas beginning Wednesday, October 27, which marks the first non-holiday or unanticipated repeat airing for any daytime soap(s).As always, the repeat airings are being used to "enhance current story and give fans...

on Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 3:04 PM
Friday, September 24, 2010 at 4:04 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Sean Smith/JPI(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, Paul Leyden is joining the cast of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in October in the role of Blake, who shares a history with Cane (Daniel Goddard). Now Soap Opera Network has your first look at Leyden on set.Leyden began filming on Tuesday, September 7 with his first airdate set for Wednesday, October 6. In it a bit of irony, former "World Turns" co-star Maura West began taping on Wednesday, September 1 with her first air date set for Friday, October...

on Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 7:53 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Bob D'Amico/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Usually when there is a hot rumor going around the web, we ask around to see if there is any legs to the story and in the case of Sebastian Roche, the legs are growing. Over the past couple of days, message boards have been abuzz with word that Sebastian Roche is returning to ABC's "General Hospital," and now Soap Opera Network has learned that that is definitely a possibility, but he may not be Jerry Jacks this time around.According to sources, Roche is expected...
Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 12:51 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Now that his quarterly vacation is over, Anthony Geary is returning to "General Hospital" next month as his character, Luke Spencer, finally crosses paths with his son Lucky (Jonathan Jackson), but Lucky is pretending to be Ronan O'Reilly. And you thought Luke was the only one with multiple personalities.When we last saw Luke it was on Wednesday, June 30, and he had stolen money from Tracy (Jane Elliot) in a quest to make his wife miss him, and his children said their good bye's. Now months...

on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:57 AM
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 12:57 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Earlier this year, "General Hospital" Head Writer Bob Guza informed TV Guide's Michael Logan that while he wouldn't be specific in the matter of Michael Corinthos' (Chad Duell) possible rape by his prison cellmate Carter (Josh Wingate) in May, that didn't mean he wouldn't get to that point down the road."Our focus right now is on the horrific experience of an 18- or 19-year-old who is thrown into a terrible situation like this," said Guza. "I just didn't want to make the story more specific...
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