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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
(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 and Phyllis, Michelle Stafford) and multiple kids, but what storyline has Morrow not played on "The Young and the Restless," but wishes he could act out in the future? "I guess something along the addiction phase. I don't think that Nick has ever really had a problem. He seems to...

Judith Chapman Bumped to Recurring Status

Monday, March 7, 2011 11:06 PM EDT
(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 Restless," Chapman has appeared in all but two current daytime soaps ("The Bold and the Beautiful" and "All My Children" being the exceptions). She made her television debut in 1975, when she portrayed the role of Natalie Bannon Hughes on CBS' canceled "As The World Turns." In the late 1980's,...
(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

‘DAYS’ Casting African American Characters

Sunday, March 6, 2011 5:30 PM EDT
(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 addition to Ryan, Soap Opera Network has learned that the show recently released a casting call for the potentially recurring role of Scott. The character is described as a "35 to 44-year-old gorgeous African American male. Scott is a recent divorcee that is trying to get past the pain of...

Editor’s Notebook: Interviews Coming Soon

Sunday, March 6, 2011 4:45 PM EDT
(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 layout design and a new outlook, our traffic has been climbing to some of the sites best numbers in years. This is a testament to the hard work that our staff writers have put into the shows they cover day in and day out on our website and you, our...

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Done and Out?

Sunday, March 6, 2011 3:43 PM EDT
(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 where "GH" is filmed. "We had so much fun. I have so much respect for these people. They work so hard. I loved being there. We shot the wedding for seven days. We just had the best time. There were all these insane things that happened and now after the...
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 To Live”•ABC stood as Daytime’s No. 1 network among Women 18-34 (0.6 rating/216,000 – tie) and Women 18-49 (1.1 rating/721,000 – tie).•“General Hospital” ranked as Daytime’s No. 1 program in Women 18-49 (1.3 rating/874,000 – tie) for the first time since the week of October 27, 2008, and ranked No....
(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) and Cornelius Smith Jr. (Frankie Hubbard) took home the honors as mother and son.The 2011 nominees are as follows:Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series· Debbi Morgan - "All My Children" (ABC) · Julia Pace Mitchell - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS) · Tatyana Ali - "The Young and the Restless"...

Sonya Eddy Taken Off Contract at ‘GH’

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 6:30 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It was only a matter of time before word broke that actors from "General Hospital" would begin receiving notice of their contract cycle not being renewed when the soap re-hired Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) after firing her in late January citing "storyline dictated" reasons. The first cut is with actress Sonya Eddy, who has portrayed the role of Epiphany Johnson on both "GH" and short-lived spin-off "General Hospital: Night Shift" since 2006. The actress was upped to contract status in August 2007.In a posting on her facebook page, Eddy answered the question that has been on the minds of her fans for quite awhile. "So, the question has been asked. Here's the answer.... It is true, I have been taken off contract at GH. And so it goes...," Eddy's post said. At this time it remains unclear  whether Eddy will remain on the soap in a recurring...

Danny Cistone Joins ‘GH’ in Recurring Role

Saturday, February 26, 2011 6:51 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" has cast actor Danny Cistone in the recurring role of Jules, one of the Balkan's (Daniel Benzali) henchman that is holding some high priced inventory from their loved one's.According to sources, Cistone will debut on the Wednesday, March 2 episode of "General Hospital" when Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) wakes up from what she thinks is a dream, but turns into a nightmare soon after as Jules presents her with a potentially deadly injection.In addition to his role on "GH," Cistone is also the Technical Director and Co-founder of Theatre 68 | 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company along with Ronnie Marmo (Ronnie Dimestico). He's appeared in a number of films including "West of Brooklyn" and "A Bronx Tale," which both co-starred Marmo and in the case of "Bronx Tale," James Franco (Franco). Cistone's last airdate is set for Thursday, March 10.General HospitalRonnie MarmoJames FrancoVanessa Marcil GiovinazzoDanny CistoneWest...