How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

Errol Lewis, Publisher and Editor in Chief
By Errol Lewis

( — Television and Film Star Ricky Dean Logan is joining the cast of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” in the recurring role of Earl Larson. The character makes his first appearance in Salem on April 15 and again on April 25. No word on future airdates or what brings Mr. Larson to town was available at press time.

Days of our Lives

Logan got his start in 1989 as Data in the film “Back to the Future Part II.” He also appeared in “Back to the Future Part III” as a Needles Gang Member. The actor guest-starred in a number of episodes of NBC’s “Seinfeld” in the early 1990′s and had a recurring role on several “Baywatch” related programming as Carlton Edwards.

Logan voiced multiple characters in the comic book spinoff cartoon series of “Spawn” from 1997-1999. More recently he had roles on NBC’s “Las Vegas,” “ER” and ABC’s “Sons & Daughters.” Ricky will make a cameo appearance on an upcoming episode of the Style Network series “Split Ends,” which features longtime friend Guiseppe Franco, a Beverly Hills stylist.

Ricky also appeared in three episodes of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” in 2007, which gave him an in for the role of Earl Larson as “DAYS” Co-Executive Producer Edward Scott kept the actor in mind for future roles.

  • The Young and the Restless
  • Days of our Lives
  • Ricky Dean Logan
  • Seinfeld
  • Baywatch
  • Las Vegas
  • ER
  • Sons & Daughters
  • Split Ends
  • Back to the Future II
  • Back to the Future III

    By Errol Lewis

    ( — After months of anticipation and theories from fans as to how ABC Daytime’s “General Hospital” would celebrate its 45th Anniversary, Soap Opera Network has learned it will be low-key.

    General Hospital

    According to a show spokesman, “General Hospital” will have an on-set celebration to honor its 45 years on television, instead of a televised event. Photos of the event will be provided to the press at a later date.

    The soaps decision is in direct contrast to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” which is celebrating its 35th Anniversary on March 26. The soap has decided to highlight the shows history with reappearances from former cast members for a storyline that incorporates part of the shows name courtesy of Restless Style, a magazine currently being launched by Nick and Phyllis Newman (Joshua Morrow and Michelle Stafford). The soap recently celebrated 1,000 weeks or 19 years as daytime’s most watched soap opera.

    Debuting April 1, 1963, “General Hospital” is the longest running program on the ABC Television Network and the oldest soap opera filming in Los Angeles, California.

    In honor of its 40th anniversary in 2003, TV Guide magazine named “General Hospital” the “Greatest Soap Opera of All Time.” The soap, which takes place in the fictional town of Port Charles, New York, is credited for changing the progression of storyline’s on daytime soap operas and bringing the world Luke and Laura (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis), whose wedding continues to be daytime’s single most watched televised event in history. Their wedding on November 16, 1981 brought in a record 30 million viewers to ABC.

    The soap launched two spin-off’s, first with “Port Charles” in 1997, a daytime soap on ABC, and again in 2007 with “General Hospital: Night Shift,” which aired in primetime on cable network SOAPnet. “Port Charles” was cancelled in 2003 due to low ratings. The fate of “Night Shift” is still up in the air due to the writers strike that began in November 2007 and ended in February 2008. The show aired for 13 weeks from July to September 2007.

    “General Hospital” currently stars Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos), Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos Jacks). Sarah Joy Brown, who originated the role of Carly in 1996, recently re-joined the soap in late January as a new character named Claudia Zacchara.

    • The Young and the Restless
    • General Hospital
    • Anthony Geary
    • Sarah Joy Brown
    • Laura Wright
    • Steve Burton
    • Maurice Benard
    • Joshua Morrow
    • Michelle Stafford
    • Genie Francis

      By Errol Lewis

      ( — Note: The following information covers March 11-14, 2008. March 10 information will be posted at a later date as a recap.

      Kimberly McCullough


      Trevor shows his true colors when he leaves Johnny in the hands of Sonny. Johnny composes music with Lulu in mind, but it is later taken from him as he remains Sonny’s hostage. Scott accuses Lulu of deliberately hurting Logan in order to get revenge. Lulu lets Scott know exactly what Logan means to her. Marianna and Elizabeth strike a friendship after a productive exchange at Kelly’s. Ric thanks Marianna for coming into his life and making him a better man. Sonny and Jason part on bad terms when Sonny takes his frustration out on Jason after Jason questions him on his reasoning. After her face-off with Sonny, Claudia throws down with Trevor. Alexis is surprised to see the positive changes in Ric’s life. Peg urges Michael to do the right thing and go home and face the music. Sonny is forced to admit that Michael ran away after “Bugs” and “J.T.” admit they sold Michael a gun. Spinelli is impressed when Maxie deduces that Michael had been on a certain supply ship.

      Patrick informs Jason that his best chances for a full recovery are with a specialist in Seattle, Washington and wants Jason to go there as soon as possible. Elizabeth is saddened over the thought of Jason leaving town.

      Spinelli learns that Diego had planted several timed bombs, but is unable to crack the code to locate them.

      The Inside Story: The Kick that Rocked General Hospital

      Patrick and others work to save Nikolas’ life, but in a hallucinogenic state, Nikolas longs to be with Emily. Nikolas realizes that Spencer needs him to live, but in a battle for survival Nikolas gets violent and kicks Robin in the stomach. Afterward, in the operating room Nikolas holds the hospital staff at bay with a scalpel. Nadine is able to calm Nikolas down, and pretends to inject him with a sedative in front of the others. Patrick displays paternal qualities when he insists that Robin gets checked out by Dr. Lee. Despite her love for Patrick, Robin pushes him away when he makes it clear he wants to be in his child’s life. Nikolas agrees to let Ian use his experimental drug on him.

      A Closer Look: Did Elizabeth Run Sam Down?

      Sam doesn’t know what to think of Ian. Lucky confronts Jason over the confession he overheard Elizabeth make. Sam feels her life is crumbling when everyone and everything she cared about is no longer there as she learns she has been fired from Everyday Heroes. Lucky questions Elizabeth over her belief she ran Sam down. Sam overhears Lucky and Elizabeth’s talk and is saddened to hear Lucky say that he will speak with her about not filing charges against Elizabeth. Tracy confronts Monica with the clothes she wore the night Sam was ran down and the two battle it out at General Hospital.

      What to Watch

      - Sonny learns that Kate knows that he was unfaithful during their supposed breakup.

      - Marianna stands up to Trevor, but comes face-to-face with Randy.

      - Claudia believes that together she and Ric could be a forced to be reckoned with, but unknown danger could spoil her plans.

      - Michael has an emotional reunion with Carly after he runs into her arms and tells her the truth about why he ran away, but an explosion puts their lives in danger.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 17, 2008

      Monday: Johnny saves the day when he helps find survivors from the explosion; While looking for Carly, Sonny finds Claudia instead; Ric moves heaven and earth to protect Marianna from danger.

      Tuesday: Carly is rescued by an unlikely source and is rushed to the hospital; Sonny offends Claudia by claiming he wants nothing to do with her; Johnny has revenge in mind for Sonny.

      Wednesday: Carly and Jax do not see eye-to-eye where Michael is concerned; Claudia pays Carly a visit in the hospital; Trevor and Anthony form an alliance.

      Thursday: Carly’s future is shattered after she gets devastating news; Jason and Claudia work to talk sense into Sonny and Johnny; Alexis and Diane clash over the warehouse explosion.

      Friday: Jax and Carly come to decision as far as their kids are concerned; Jason convinces Sonny not to kill Johnny; Sonny proposes a truce with the Zacchara’s.

      Thoughts on the new format?

      Please let me know by emailing me.

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      By Errol Lewis

      ( — If this is post-sweeps, what happened to the action and adventure of sweeps itself?

      Steve Burton


      Trevor does not deny any involvement by he nor Claudia in the disappearance of Michael. Claudia vows to destroy everything in Sonny’s life if he hurts Johnny. Kate tries to deny the truth, but succumbs to the realization that Sonny and Claudia did sleep together. Sonny continues to hold Johnny captive despite repeated attempts by Johnny telling Sonny he didn’t take Michael or shoot Kate. Luke and Scott butt-heads.

      After weeks of denials, Robin finally reveals that Patrick is indeed the father of her baby. Robin informs Patrick that she can handle her life and their baby’s life on her own, and isn’t surprised when Patrick can’t come to terms with impending fatherhood. Peg tells Michael that he should try to get in contact with his family. Sonny learns of Carly’s pregnancy. Marianna saves the day as Mike finds himself flooded with customers at Kelly’s. Ric and Marianna grow closer.

      Jason Suffers Severe Cuts to his Hands

      After racing against time to save Elizabeth and Sam from the Text Message Killer’s reign of terror on Monday, March 3, Jason suffers severe cuts to his hands while pulling the two to safety. Upon arrival to General Hospital, Patrick is put in charge of Jason’s medical case and provides him with a grim prognosis – he needs surgery. Patrick promises Jason that he will find him the best surgeons for his operation. What does this mean for Jason Morgan’s future? Stay Tuned!

      The Inside Story: The TMK Storyline Reaches Its End

      Kelly Monaco Hanging Off Ledge

      For the last couple of months Diego Alcazar, better known as the Text Message Killer, has claimed the lives of Leticia Juarez, Emily Quartermaine, Georgie Jones, and Coop Barrett, and has tried to kill Carly Corinthos Jacks and Alexis Davis, but his attempt to kill Sam McCall (Alexis’ daughter) might bring him to his knees.

      Nikolas and Nadine find their way to Diego’s lair, but an argument pits the two against each other as Nikolas leaves Nadine in the eyes of danger. Diego attacks Nadine, but Nikolas is unable to immediately save her due to sudden head pains. Finally back to normal, Nikolas is temporarily able to subdue Diego, who has already set the next phase of his deadly plan in motion. Maxie and Spinelli are still trapped in the underground sewer system, but a sudden realization finds the dynamic duo with a way out. Nikolas sees visions of Emily as Diego attempts to claim Maxie as his next victim. Nikolas and Diego battle to the death.

      A Closer Look: Port Charles After the Slayings

      After the battle to survive is over and the Text Message Killer has been defeated, Nikolas is on the hunt to find Nadine with help from Emily. With things slowly coming back to some normalcy in Port Charles, Carly and Elizabeth argue over Jason’s current circumstance. Lulu continues to feel guilty over Logan’s battle for survival, but she yearns to be with Johnny. Kate and Jax have a talk. Jerry feels the pressure from his partner in crime. Ric inadvertently sets off one of Diego’s hidden bombs with its path of destruction set for the cannery. Johnny writes music with Lulu in mind, while still in his padded cell. Sam feels this is truly the end for her and Lucky. Elizabeth confesses to a truth, and Lucky overhears. Claudia turns to daddy to get what she wants.

      What to Watch

      - Sam is puzzled by Ian’s behavior.

      - Robin and Patrick part on bad terms.

      - Elmarie Wendel continues her role of “Peg,” a craggy old woman who helps Michael come to an important decision.

      - Jim Palmer returns as “Randy” beginning Wednesday, March 5, when the character heads to Port Charles.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 10, 2008

      Monday: Nikolas is desperate to hold on to visions of Emily; Lulu worries about Johnny; Jason gets a lead on Michael’s whereabouts.

      Tuesday: Nikolas is faced with an impossible choice; Johnny’s time is running out; Jason may call it quits on Sonny.

      Wednesday: Nikolas agrees to Ian’s terms; Elizabeth desires Jason; Claudia puts her foot down where Trevor is concerned.

      Thursday: Kate stands her ground with Sonny; Marianna stands up to Trevor; Elizabeth isn’t happy with Jason’s decision.

      Friday: Claudia’s life is in danger; Sam is stunned by Lucky’s betrayal; Scott confesses to Lulu.

      Thoughts on the new format?

      Please let me know by emailing me.

      Friday, February 29, 2008 6:00 PM | By Errol Lewis

      Casey Spooner

      ( — Visual artist Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner, a collaborative art and performance project he co-founded in 1998, is set to appear on “The Young and the Restless” next month.

      Spooner will appear as himself on the March 14 episode of the CBS drama series.

      Fischerspooner recently teamed up with French label Kitsune for the release of two new singles. The first, “The Best Revenge” was released on February 4, 2008 and is currently available on iTunes. On March 10, they will release “Danse en France.” Both singles are from their upcoming third album, which was produced by Jeff Salzman. You can learn more about the group at their official website or their MySpace page.

      In Related News

      Former “Perfect Strangers” star Bronson Pinchot is set to appear as Patrick, the publicist, beginning March 14. He will subsequently appear in the March 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 episodes of the soap. Pinchot is best known for his role as Balki Bartokomous on the ABC sitcom from 1986 to 1993.

      Jerry Douglas returns as the ghost of John Abbott on March 10, 12 and 14. Elizabeth Hendrickson also returns as Chloe on March 12, 13 and 14. Look for Scott Hoxby as Walter Palin on the March 10 episode.

      • The Young and the Restless
      • Casey Spooner
      • Fischerspooner
      • Bronson Pinchot
      • Jerry Douglas
      • Elizabeth Hendrickson
      • Scott Hoxby

        By Errol Lewis

        ( — After the reveal, the story nears its climax as multiple lives hang in the balance.

        Ignacio Serricchio


        Robin can barely contain herself when she’s around Patrick. Angie arrives at General Hospital seeking medical help. Patrick arranges for Angie to be treated at the hospital, despite her lacking medical insurance. Patrick reveals that he posted Joe’s bail. Ian informs Robin and Patrick that their patient has been taking counterfeit prescription drugs and they race to save a life, but they are too late. Patrick asks Robin if he’s the father of her baby. Will Robin finally admit the truth?

        Elizabeth fears she is the one that ran Sam down. Scott yells at Lulu for what she did to Logan after it is revealed that he couldn’t possibly be the Text Message Killer. Carly is hit with abdominal pains during her talk with Jason.

        Sarah Brown and Megan Ward


        Sonny believes the Zacchara’s are behind Kate’s shooting and Michael’s disappearance. Seeking answers, Sonny has a standoff with Claudia, who once again has seduction on her mind. Sonny begins to play Claudia’s little game, but when Jason arrives Claudia departs in a fit of rage. Johnny is knocked unconscious and kidnapped by two thugs hired by Sonny. Humiliated, Claudia pays a visit to Kate, but Kate takes a turn for the worse. Sonny warns Claudia about consequences and leaves her with an ominous message about Johnny. Sonny presents himself to Johnny, who is being held captive in a padded room at an abandoned psychiatric clinic. Claudia tries to make a deal with Jason and warns him that there will be hell to pay if Sonny harms Johnny. A worried Lulu is looking for Johnny, but finds herself meeting Claudia instead. Claudia learns that Sonny is holding Johnny hostage and vows revenge. Claudia returns to General Hospital with the intention of revealing a secret to Kate, which when revealed could spell the end for Kate and Sonny’s relationship.


        The Text Message Killer is revealed to be Diego Alcazar. Diego reveals that it is because of Jason and Sonny that all the women he killed had to die. Maxie finds herself at Sam’s door, but exits before she realizes Diego’s presence – Sam is not as fortunate. Diego ties Sam up and hauls her to his warehouse lair. Diego reveals the final phase in his plans for revenge against Sonny and Jason while planting explosives in the warehouse. Sam attempts to escape, but is recaptured just as Elizabeth finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Diego knocks Elizabeth out and handcuffs her in his car with Sam bound and gagged in the trunk. A gun-battle escalates between Max and Diego and their vehicles crash. Seeing an opportunity, Elizabeth tries to rescue Sam. Lucky comes onto the scene hoping to save Sam and Elizabeth, but gun fire is aimed his way.


        - Kate piques Alexis’ interest in her past when Kate calls her Olivia, but Kate is weary of revealing anything.

        - Nikolas is able to live out the memory of Emily’s murder at the hands of the Text Message Killer.

        - Former “3rd Rock from the Sun” star Elmarie Wendel plays the role of “Peg” beginning Thursday, February 28. READ MORE

        - Jim Palmer brings Marianna’s abusive ex “Randy” to Port Charles as “Randy” follows Ric and Marianna to the town during the Week of March 3.

        SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 3, 2008

        Monday: Jason tries to rescue Sam and Elizabeth; Maxie and Spinelli fall into a dead end in their pursuit of Diego/The Text Message Killer; Images of Claudia and Sonny having sex haunt Kate.

        Tuesday: Patrick has painful news for Jason; Maxie is trapped between a rock and hard place; Nikolas seeks the ultimate revenge against the killer.

        Wednesday: It’s a battle of the titans as Nikolas and Diego fight to the bitter end; Ian takes a special interest in Sam; Luke and Scott have a war of words.

        Thursday: Jerry feels the pressure from his partner in crime; Ric and Marianna have luck on their side; Patrick confronts Elizabeth about Jake’s true paternity.

        Friday: Jax puts his faith in Jerry, but he might regret his decision; Emily forces Nikolas to face his fears; Lucky overhears Elizabeth’s confession.

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        © 2008 Soap Opera Network. All rights reserved.

        ABC Daytime Loses Three Million Viewers in One Year

        By Errol Lewis

        ( — With the Daytime Soap Opera almost extinct due to falling ratings week-after-week, it’s anyone’s guess as to how ABC Daytime, once considered the premiere network for soaps, has lost three million viewers in one year for their dramas with no changes expected in sight.

        ABC Daytime

        For the week of February 11, 2008, ABC Daytime’s “General Hospital” held down a 2.3/7 household rating for the third week in a row. The soap averaged 2.9 million viewers, but lost 150,000 total viewers from the week prior (Week of February 4 , 2008). For the comparable week last year (Week of February 12, 2007), “GH” has lost 1.4 million viewers.

        CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” continues to be daytime’s number one drama series with a 4.2/14 household rating and 5.8 million viewers, an increase of nearly 300,000 viewers from the week before. “The Bold and the Beautiful” for its part also had an increase of nearly 300,000 viewers to bring its average up to just over 4 million viewers and 2.9/9 household rating. “Guiding Light” was the only other CBS soap to show an increase in the important categories as it averaged a 2.0/6 in households and 2.8 million viewers. The soap beat ABC’s “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” in total viewers. “AMC” averaged a 2.1/7 household rating with 2.7 million viewers, while “OLTL” had a 2.1/7 household rating and 2.6 million viewers.

        In Women 18-49, ABC was tied with CBS as Daytime’s #1 network – though CBS had more Women 18-49 viewers (984,000 vs 959,000). “Y&R” held its #1 position in the demo with a 1.9/12.

        According to ABC, “All My Children” hit a 29-week high in Women 18-49 (993,000 – since week of 7/23/07), when fan favorites, Angie and Jesse, Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams, reunited after 20 years.

        The following is the final ratings report for the Week of February 11, 2008:

        HOUSEHOLD RANK/SHARE (change last week/last year)

        1. Y&R 4.2/14 (+.2/-.4)

        2. B&B 2.9/9 (+.1/-.4)

        3. ATWT 2.3/7 (same/-.3)

        3. GH 2.3/7 (same/-.9)

        5. DAYS 2.2/7 (same/-.3)

        6. AMC 2.1/7 (same/-.7)

        6. OLTL 2.1/7 (+.1/-.5)

        8. GL 2.0/6 (+.1/-.4)

        TOTAL VIEWERS (change last week/last year)

        1. Y&R 5,842,000 (+291,000/-320,000)

        2. B&B 4,006,000 (+268,000/-352,000)

        3. ATWT 3,206,000 (+178,000/-161,000)

        4. DAYS 2.962,000 (-18,000/-290,000)

        5. GH 2,882,000 (-150,000/-1,368,000)

        6. GL 2,757,000 (+222,000/-262,000)

        7. AMC 2,696,000 (-62,000/-860,000)

        8. OLTL 2,618,000 (-10,000/-723,000)

        WOMEN 18-49 RATING (change last week/last year)

        1. Y&R 1.9/12 (same/-.4)

        2. AMC 1.5/9 (+.1/-.2)

        2. OLTL 1.5/9 (+.1/-.3)

        2. DAYS 1.5/9 (-.2/-.1)

        2. GH 1.5/8 (-.1/-1.0)

        6. ATWT 1.3/8 (same/same)

        6. B&B 1.3/8 (same/-.2)

        6. GL 1.3/7 (+.1/+.1)

        WOMEN 18-49 VIEWERS (change last week/last year)

        1. Y&R 1,256,000 (+14,000/-256,000)

        2. AMC 993,000 (+99,000/-131,000)

        3. DAYS 984,000 (-131,000/-58,000)

        4. OLTL 975,000 (+62,000/-181,000)

        5. GH 963,000 (-90,000/-660,000)

        6. B&B 884,000 (-4,000/-114,000)

        7. ATWT 838,000 (-2,000/-7,000)

        8. GL 834,000 (+66,000/+27,000)

        WOMEN 18-34 RATING (change last week/last year)

        1. DAYS 1.1/7 (-.2/-.4)

        1. Y&R 1.1/7 (same/-.6)

        3. AMC 1.0/6 (same/-.2)

        3. GH 1.0/6 (-.1/-1.0)

        5. OLTL 0.9/6 (same/-.4)

        6. ATWT 0.7/4 (same/-.2)

        6. B&B 0.7/5 (same/-.3)

        8. GL 0.6/4 (same/-.2)

        • The Bold and the Beautiful
        • All My Children
        • One Life to Live
        • The Young and the Restless
        • Days of our Lives
        • General Hospital
        • As The World Turns
        • Passions
        • Guiding Light

          By Errol Lewis

          ( — On Thursday, February 21, 2008, The 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards “In-Studio” Drama Series Performer Results were posted on the Official Emmy Award Website.

          The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards

          The Performer Results are what is called the “pre-nomination” process for the Emmy Awards. Each drama series is given an opportunity to present their best actors to the academy of voters who will determine which individuals will receive an official nomination when the list is revealed in April. Each show is allowed to pre-nominate up to three actors in each category. In the case of a tie, the show is able to nominate four or more.

          For your entertainment pleasure, here are the pre-nominees from each daytime drama series:

          Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Pre-Nominees

          • All My Children | Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey Martin) and Susan Lucci (Erica Kane)
          • As the World Turns | Martha Byrnes (Lily Snyder), Terri Colombino (Katie Peretti ) and Maura West (Carly Tenney)
          • The Bold and the Beautiful | Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester), Hunter Tylo (Taylor Forrester) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan)
          • Days of our Lives | Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) and Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady-Roberts)
          • General Hospital | Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), Megan Ward (Kate Howard) and Laura Wright (Carly Jacks)
          • Guiding Light | Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer), and Nicole Forester (Cassie Winslow)
          • One Life to Live | Kassie DePaiva (Blair Manning), Erika Slezak (Viki Davidson) and Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord)
          • Passions | Lindsay Hartley (Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald), Tracey Ross (Eve Russell) and McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan Crane)
          • The Young and the Restless | Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman)

          Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Pre-Nominees

          • All My Children | David Canary (Adam/Stuart Chandler), Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater) and Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin)
          • As the World Turns | Scott Bryce (Craig Montgomery), Jon Hensley (Holden Snyder) and Michael Park (Jack Snyder)
          • The Bold and the Beautiful | John McCook (Eric Forrester), Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester/Marone) and Jack Wagner (Nick Marone)
          • Days of our Lives | Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson), Thaao Penghlis (Andre/Tony DiMera), Peter Reckell (Bo Brady), James Scott (EJ DiMera)
          • General Hospital | Steve Burton (Jason Morgan), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) and Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer)
          • Guiding Light | Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro), Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis) and Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding)
          • One Life to Live | Michael Easton (John McBain), Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan) and Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan)
          • The Young and the Restless | Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) and Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin)

          Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Pre-Nominees

          • All My Children | Alicia Minshew (Kendall Slater) and Sabine Singh (Greenlee Smythe)
          • As the World Turns | Kelley Menighan Hensley (Emily Stuart), Colleen Zenk Pinter (Barbara Ryan) and Marie Wilson (Meg)
          • Bold and the Beautiful | Jennifer Gareis (Donna), Lesli Kay (Felicia) and Heather Tom (Katie)
          • Days of our Lives | Judi Evans (Bonnie Lockhart/Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Johnson) and Martha Madison (Belle Black Brady)
          • General Hospital | Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller), Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio)
          • Guiding Light | Beth Chamberlin (Beth Bauer) Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding) and Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler)
          • One Life to Live | Kathy Brier (Marcie McBain), Catherine Hickland (Lindsay Rappaport) and Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan)
          • Passions | Erin Cardillo (Esme Vanderheusen) and Melinda Sward (Pretty Crane)
          • The Young and the Restless | Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore), Judith Chapman (Gloria Fisher) and Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore)

          Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Pre-Nominees

          • All My Children | Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe Luper), Billy J. Miller (Richie Novak) and Jacob Young (JR Chandler)
          • As the World Turns | Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Grayson McCouch (Dusty Donovan) and Austin Peck (Brad Snyder)
          • Bold and the Beautiful | William deVry (Storm Logan), Patrick Duffy (Stephen Logan), and Dax Griffin (Shane McGrath)
          • Days of our Lives | Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Roberts), Jay Kenneth Johnson (Phillip Kiriakis), and Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera)
          • General Hospital | Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli), Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing) and Sebastian Roche (Jerry Jacks)
          • Guiding Light | Murray Bartlett (Cyrus Foley), Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis) and Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis)
          • One Life to Live | Brian Kerwin (Charlie Banks), John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom) and Tuc Watkins (David Vickers)
          • Passions | Phillip Jeanmarie (Vincent Clarkson), Christopher Maleki (Spike Lester) and Eric Martsolf (Ethan Crane)
          • The Young and the Restless | Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher), Ted Shackelford (William/Jeffrey Bardwell) and Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters)

          Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series – Pre-Nominees

          • All My Children | Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Lavery), Leven Rambin (Lily Montgomery/Ava Benton) and Chrishell Stause (Amanda Dillon)
          • As the World Turns | Alexandra Chando (Maddie Coleman), Jennifer Landon (Gwen Norbeck Munson) and Marnie Schulenburg (Alison Stewart)
          • The Bold and the Beautiful | MacKenzie Mauzy (Phoebe Forrester)
          • Days of our Lives | Shelley Hennig (Stephanie Johnson), Rachel Melvin (Chelsea Brady) and Kristen Renton (Morgan Hollingsworth)
          • General Hospital | Julie Marie Berman (Lulu Spencer) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones-Scorpio)
          • Guiding Light | Mandy Bruno (Marina Cooper), Bonnie Dennison (Daisy Lemay) and Caitlin Van Zandt (Ashlee Wolfe)
          • One Life to Live | Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Farah Fath (Gigi Morasco) and Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde)
          • Passions | Hannia Guillen (Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald) and Danica Stewart (Jessica Bennett)
          • The Young and the Restless | Vail Bloom (Heather Stevens), Christel Khalil (Lily Winters), Emily O’Brien (Jana Hawkes) and Tammin Sursok (Colleen Carlton)

          Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series – Pre-Nominees

          • As the World Turns | Van Hansis (Luke Snyder), Jake Silbermann (Noah Mayer) and Jesse Lee Soffer (Will Munson)
          • Days of our Lives | Blake Berris (Nick Fallon), Darin Brooks (Max Brady) and Matthew Florida (Ford Decker)
          • General Hospital | Dylan Cash (Michael Corinthos) and Josh Duhon (Logan Hayes)
          • Guiding Light | John Driscoll (Coop Bradshaw), Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau)
          • One Life to Live | Edward Alderson (Matthew Buchanan), Brandon Buddy (Cole Thornhart) and Jason Tam (Markko Rivera)
          • Passions | Adrian Bellani (Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald) and Blair Redford (Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald)
          • The Young and the Restless | Hunter Allan (Noah Newman) and Bryton McClure (Devon Hamilton/Winters)

          Due to age limitations, “All My Children” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” were unable to provide an actor to pre-nominate for the “Outstanding Younger Actor” category. Last year, “AMC” pre-nominated Brent Weber (ex-Sean Montgomery) and Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie Montgomery). “B&B” currently does not have an actor eligible in this categeory. With a tie in place, “Days of our Lives” was able to pre-nominate four actors in the “Outstanding Lead Actor” category. “Passions” did not pre-nominate anyone in the “Outstanding Lead Actor” category. With a tie in place, “The Young and the Restless” was able to pre-nominate four actresses in the “Outstanding Younger Actress” category.

          Only those actors and/or actresses who are 25 and under are eligible for the “Younger” acting categories. An actor turning 26 in 2007 was eligible for a pre-nomination until their birth date (example: John Driscoll was eligible for the category until he turned 26 on June 27, 2007).

          “The 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards” will air Live Friday, June 20, 2008 on the ABC Television Network from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Timeslot is to be determined.

          • The Bold and the Beautiful
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          • Days of our Lives
          • General Hospital
          • As The World Turns
          • Passions
          • Guiding Light

            The Return of ‘Passions’ Coverage
            Friday, February 22, 2008 4:30 AM | By Errol Lewis

            ( — A scorned child could put his parents’ life in danger.


            Gwen defends herself from Pilar, and spouts out threats of her own. Marty refuses to acknowledge Fancy. Juanita threatens Marty, or did she? Noah requests help from Tabitha and Kay. Kay accidentally sets Tabitha’s kitchen on fire. Tabitha senses that all is not what it seems and it could have devastating results for the citizens of Harmony.

            Vincent continues his path of destruction as he plots the deaths of mommy and daddy, Eve and Julian. Vincent turns into alter-ego Valerie Davis and plans a night of romance with daddy! As Valerie, Vincent drugs Julian. Julian comes to his senses and realizes that Eve was telling the truth all along about what Vincent has been up to.

            WHAT TO WATCH

            Vincent’s plot for revenge escalates.

            Tracey Ross and Phillip Jeanmarie courtesy Brian Lowe/JPI

            Pictured: Phillip Jeanmarie courtesy Sean Smith/JPI

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            Brings Ashley Abbott Along for the Ride
            Friday, February 22, 2008 4:00 AM | By Errol Lewis

            ( — “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” John McCook (Eric Forrester) and Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) are crossing over to mother soap “The Young and the Restless” for a meeting with Jack (Peter Bergman) and Sharon Abbott (Sharon Case).

            On the February 27 and February 28 episodes of “Y&R,” Jack and Sharon find themselves going to Los Angeles to speak with Forrester Boss, Eric Forrester, over the launch of a new magazine, Restless Style. Jack is hoping to get Forrester Creations to take part as a promotional sponsor for their magazine.

            While their scenes will air on “Y&R,” the setting used is from Los Angeles based “B&B.”

            This is McCook’s fourth appearance on daytime’s top rated soap as Eric Forrester. He first appeared in the early 1990′s and returned twice in 2005. Previously, he played Lance Prentiss from 1975-1980 on the soap.

            Davidson has crossed-over numerous times since her joining the cast of “B&B” in early 2007.

            Peter Bergman and John McCook courtesy Aaron Montgomery/JPI

            Pictured: John McCook courtesy CBS

            • The Bold and the Beautiful
            • The Young and the Restless
            • Sharon Case
            • John McCook
            • Peter Bergman
            • Eileen Davidson

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