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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, the world is in mourning after news of the passing of legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor broke early this morning. Now Anthony Geary, who portrays Luke Spencer on ABC's "General Hospital" and had the honor of working with Taylor when she appeared on the soap as his character was marrying Laura Webber (Genie Francis) in the most watched television event in daytime history, shares some of his fondest memories of Taylor in a statement released by the show."Elizabeth was more than a great star, she was an amazing human being. Her world famous physical beauty paled in comparison to the beauty that radiated from her heart and soul. She had great humor, didn’t take herself too seriously, and had the most wonderful bawdy laugh," said Geary. "She was a fierce and loyal friend and tireless advocate. She dedicated herself to education, treatment and the search...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After three consecutive days of waiting to hear whether or not "All My Children" was about to get the axe from ABC, as has been speculated since Deadline's article on the soap being in danger, executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers took the time today to assure her cast and crew that the show was not being canceled by the network.As reported on Soap Opera Digest's twitter page, Soap Opera Network has learned through sources that Carruthers made it clear that the " rumors are just rumors." The news was later spread through Twitter by actress Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey) and also by Eric Martsolf (Brady Black, "Days of our Lives") via information from "AMC's" Lindsay Hartley (Cara Martin).According to Eakes, "AMC is not being cancelled :). But now is a great time to let the network know you'd like to keep it that way. Thanks for all the support!!" Meanwhile, Martsolf shared "AMC-...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Today the world woke up to news that legendary actress and Academy Award winner Elizabeth Taylor, 79, had died. The cause of death was congestive heart failure according to her publicist, Sally Morrison, in a statement released to the Associated Press. Taylor, who died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, had recently gone under treatment for heart problems after years of medical setbacks. Although she was not one of the many honored guests and friends who attended the wedding of Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and Laura Webber (Genie Francis) on ABC's "General Hospital" on November 17, 1981," Taylor did help bring in approximately 30 million viewers to the soap making it the most watched single episode ever aired in the history of daytime television. Her role as Helena Cassadine brought chills to the hearts of millions of viewers when she famously declared "I curse on you Laura and Luke....

The Chronicles of Shady ‘AMC’ Writer

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 1:27 AM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You know who you are, you know what you have done. While millions of viewers wait on pins and needles to find out if their favorite daytime soap is about to get canceled by the network it has aired on for over 41 years, you are looking for work in reality TV. Shame on you!As previously reported, rumors of ABC's "All My Children" getting canned in favor of a new (and cheaper) talk show in the fall escalated on Monday, March 21, when Deadline.com posted an article that industry speculation had it that the network was in serious talks to pull the plug on the long running drama series. In response to Deadline's article, FOX News posted a piece on their website citing comments from a television analyst, a talent manager, and even Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly Editorial Director Lynn Leahey. However, it is...
Time and time again we've been asked how daytime shows (those airing only on ABC, CBS and NBC) such as "The View," "The Price is Right," "Let's Make a Deal" and even "The Talk" do in the ratings compared to the daytime soaps that we report on weekly here at Soap Opera Network. So we thought we would compile ratings for daytime programming, separate from just the soaps, and also see how CBS' "The Talk" is doing when compared to "As The World Turns," the show it replaced this season.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Over the weekend news broke that ABC's "General Hospital" had informed actor Tyler Christopher on Friday, March 18 that his contract would not be renewed. Christopher's contract was up for renewal in June and the soap had until last week to inform Christopher whether or not they had plans of renewing it, which they chose not to. In a statement released to ABC Soaps in Depth, Christopher answered the question everyone wanted to know with a simple "Yes, it's true."An ABC spokesman did not return a request for comment on this story.Tyler Christopher has portrayed the role of Nikolas Cassadine on ABC's "General Hospital" off-and-on since joining the cast in July 1996. He has been nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards.A last airdate has not been announced.General HospitalTyler ChristopherABC Soaps in DepthComings & Goings
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- UPDATE: "All of us are excited to once again show America just how great and relevant daytime television is to all of us.  We look forward to a fabulous evening of television that will delight, entertain and enlighten," said Darryl Cohen, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in a statement in a CBS press release.“We are delighted to be working again with NATAS and CBS after last year’s great success,” said David McKenzie, executive producer and ATI president.  “Daytime television continues to be a dominant force in the industry and we’re proud that we’re bringing this special night honoring the daytime community to a wide television audience.”“The best of daytime will be joined by the best of Las Vegas as some of the greatest entertainers in the world will join us for a celebration of all that is great about daytime television,” said Jack Sussman, Executive...

‘All My Children’ On Chopping Block?

Monday, March 21, 2011 9:08 AM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- UPDATE 8:28 PM ET: "The piece is just another story in a long line of stories about this same topic," said an ABC rep commenting on Deadline.com's article.PREVIOUS 9:08 AM ET: Talk of ABC canceling one of its daytime dramas in favor of a new talk show has escalated today thanks to Deadline.com reporter Nellie Andreeva, who is reporting that the network may cancel "All My Children" in order to debut a new talk show in the fall according to industry speculation. The information is not new to soap fans who as recent as four weeks ago learned through Daytime Confidential that "affiliates are getting antsy with Oprah leaving the airwaves with no clear cut successor. The decisions ABC will be making will have ripple effects throughout the ABC Daytime lineup and yes, the soaps will be affected," according to their sources.According to Andreeva, "with SOAPnet changing...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As posted on our Twitter page, ABC's "General Hospital" has cast child actor Elvis Martinez in the role of Lucian. The actor will share scenes with Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda Barrett Corinthos) and Laura Wright (Carly Jacks) that are set to air during the week of April 4.The length of the characters stay on the show is not known at this time, therefore making it unclear as to whether the character is the long thought to be dead child of Brenda's or what brings him into Brenda's orbit, but we can tell you that Brenda is clearly in the motherly mood.Giovinazzo recently announced in an interview with Access Hollywood Live that her time on "General Hospital" is soon coming to a close. The news has not been confirmed by ABC.General HospitalLaura WrightVanessa Marcil GiovinazzoTwitterComings & GoingsElvis Martinez

The Instability of Lily’s Mind on ‘Y&R’

Sunday, March 20, 2011 11:28 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Since the death of her husband last month, after he was murdered on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," Lily Winters (Christel Khalil) has been seeing what appears to be his ghost in various places - not to mention also hearing his voice. Lily's mind will continue to play tricks on her when actor Daniel Goddard returns to the CBS soap as the "ghost" of Cane in the coming weeks, but is it possible he's not a ghost after all?In Lynette Rice's report on the status of Goddard, which was posted on Entertainment Weekly's website over a month ago, the reporter made it clear that "Goddard remains a paid employee of 'Y&R' until further notice (or until they’re officially ready to boot him)," according to her sources. A week after Rice posted this news Goddard was seen on the set filming an episode set to air during...