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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
It's hard to believe that Scott Clifton had never won a Daytime Emmy Award for his portrayal of humorous and interesting characters on "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live," which is not to say he hadn't tried. For three consecutive years (2004-2006), Clifton was nominated for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Dillion Quartermaine on "GH" and he was nominated for the fourth time in the same category in 2010 for his role as Schuyler Joplin on "OLTL," but in 2011 the actor finally took home Emmy gold for his work as Liam Cooper on "The Bold and the Beautiful" during CBS' telecast of the "38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on Sunday, June 19. Interestingly enough, this was the actors final chance to be nominated in this category as he turned 26-years-old on October 31, 2010.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Days of our Lives" stars Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso portray Bo and Hope Brady, arguably one of the most popular pairings ever seen on television or in movies. Recently, it was announced that the NBC daytime drama series would be going through creative changes both in front of and behind the camera with the ouster of head writer Dena Higley and co-executive producer Gary Tomlin along with several actors including Crystal Chappell (Carly Manning), Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain), Bren Foster (Quinn Hudson), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane), Tamara Braun (Taylor Walker), and Francisco San Martin (Dario Hernandez). Now with former "Passions" scribes Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas in as co-head writers, what can fans expect for their favorite duo?"Let's just say the Bo and Hope the fans are used to...they're back! And recognizable again. We're so excited because we really missed playing those characters," said Alfonso...
UPDATE 11:44 PM: In an earlier version of this report, we reported Jason Cook's characters name on "General Hospital" as Dr. Matt Drake, which is incorrect. Cook portrays Dr. Matt Hunter on the ABC drama series. We have since corrected this error and apologize.(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "LifeCHANGE," a new documentary series coming soon exclusively to the world wide web, delves into one's desire in making a positive and lasting impact as six people from different perspectives on the world take you inside their everyday lives where they meet new people and learn new things. The groundbreaking series was created by "Days of our Lives" star Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) and her brother Todd, with both serving as executive producers. Also an executive producer is Zucker's former "DAYS" co-star and current "General Hospital" cast member, Jason Cook (Dr. Matt Hunter)."In September of 2007 my brother, Todd Zucker, and I sat down...

Melody Thomas Scott: In Her Own Words

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 8:41 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Talk of being fired from CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and rumors of her making more money than Eric Braeden has created quite the controversy for Melody Thomas Scott, so the actress spoke with Soap Opera Network to set the record straight!Backstage during the "38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," Scott, wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress and jewelry by Mark Lash, dished on her new book, shared her congrats to husband Ed Scott and his team at "The Bold and the Beautiful" on their big wins for the third consecutive year, and how "Y&R" has shown her disrespect after portraying the role of Nikki Newman for 32 years.What are your thoughts on Scott's perspective?The Young and the RestlessEd ScottDaytime EmmysMelody Thomas ScottEric BraedenThe 38th Annual Daytime Emmy AwardsComings & GoingsMark LashTadashi Shoji[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH8z4QduPZ4&w=630&h=360]
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Daytime's biggest night was Sunday, June 19, but before the star studded "Daytime Emmy Awards" got underway there was talk around the Hilton that ABC had received offers from multiple unnamed production companies seeking to purchase the rights to "All My Children" and/or "One Life to Live" from the Walt Disney owned television network nearly three months since it canceled the dramas. This despite the network making it clear there was no longer a wide enough audience to sustain viewership and advertising dollars. Reasons for declining said offers remained unclear as Soap Opera Network went to press.Since announcing the cancellations on Thursday, April 14, TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan revealed that network insiders were telling him that ABC was open to selling "AMC" and "OLTL" to anyone "that might be interested in picking up the shows or even taking over ownership."An ABC rep declined comment.All My ChildrenOne...

Daytime Emmy Awards Sees Decline in Ratings

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 7:35 AM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On a night that found CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" nearly sweeping every category it was nominated for including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team, Outstanding Supporting Actress (Heather Tom) and Younger Actor (Scott Clifton) in a Drama Series, the "38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" found itself lacking in viewers when compared to its year-ago telecast. The awards show, which took place Sunday, June 19 from the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel and aired on CBS for the second consecutive year, averaged a mere 0.8/3 in Adults 18-49 and just 5.4 million viewers throughout its two-hour broadcast. The program was down 37% in Adults 18-49, while shedding 4% of its viewership compared to its year-ago telecast on June 27, 2010 (0.8/3 vs 1.1/3 in Adults 18-49; 5.4 million vs 5.6 million in total viewers).Wayne Brady of CBS' "Let's Make a Deal" hosted the awards show...
After weeks of reported firings, hirings and rumors, NBC's "Days of our Lives" is breaking its silence. In a press release issued to Soap Opera Network, the program has outlined a series of changes that will be reflected on screen beginning in September that includes highlighting romance and the faces of beloved characters once more. Behind the scenes changes include the hiring of "Passions" scribes Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas and naming Noel Maxam and Greg Meng as Co-Executive Producers. The duo replace Gary Tomlin, who was fired last week. The behind the scenes changes are effective immediately.
As daytime gets ready to roll the dice in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 19 for "The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," CBS is getting itself ready by hosting CBS Tweet Week with the networks biggest and brightest daytime stars including "The Young and the Restless'" Christian LeBlanc and Christel Khalil and "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Ronn Moss and Scott Clifton. Also joining in on the fun will be Mike Richards, Executive Producer of "The Price is Right." Each tweeter will chat live with fans during the East Coast broadcast of their respective shows, the network said.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Ever since Tyler Christopher confirmed reports that he had been let go from ABC's "General Hospital" back in March, it became months of dread for fans of his character, Nikolas Cassadine, as to when they'd catch their final glimpse of the dark prince. Soap Opera Network has since learned that day is Thursday, June 30.According to sources, Nikolas will say goodbye to Port Charles shortly after realizing he has nothing left to keep him in town after he learns that his presumed son with Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst), Aiden, is not his after all but the child of his brother Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson) with Elizabeth. Christopher's departure coincides with the return of Constance Towers as Helena Cassadine, Nikolas' grandmother. A "GH" representative told TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan back in early May that Helena's return begins with her "arriving at the Spencer family home — much...
It has been three weeks since Ken Corday, Executive Producer and owner of NBC's "Days of our Lives," made his first move to save the soap from near oblivion with the firing of Head Writer Dena Higley and replacing her with former "Passions" scribes Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas. In the weeks that followed, soap stars Crystal Chappell (Carly Manning), Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain), Bren Foster (Quinn Hudson), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane), Tamara Braun (Taylor Walker), and Francisco San Martin (Dario Hernandez) were all out of jobs. If those changes weren't enough to signal a revolution heading toward Salem, it was definitely made clear with the firing of Co-Executive Producer Gary Tomlin along with the expected returns of Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans), Drake Hogestyn (John Black), and Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux) and the rumored returns of several former cast members including Mark Hapka (Nathan Horton) and Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton).