Video: Fans Boo Brian Frons as He Leaves ABC Upfronts

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Three days after we reported Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group was spotted chuckling as fans were protesting outside of the ABC Upfronts, Soap Opera Network has now received video of fans booing the executive as he walked over to the ABC after party. Warning: Language inappropriate for children under 14. Shortly after ABC's Upfront presentation wrapped, Frons and his team were crossing the street heading toward the Atlantic Grill when the group were stopped by a red…

‘Days of our Lives’ Executive Producer Ken Corday Releases Statement on New Writers

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Days of our Lives" Executive Producer Ken Corday has just released an official statement confirming our earlier reports that Dena Higley is out as Head Writer and Marlene Clark Poulter (aka: Marlene McPherson) and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. are in as Co-Head Writers. According to Corday the change in writing regimes is "effective immediately." "McPherson and Thomas will bring 'Days of our Lives' back to its core values by telling exciting stories with a fresh and…

‘The Doctors’ Gives Soap Fan Style Makeover and Trip to Vegas for Daytime Emmy’s

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- CBS Television Distribution's daily strip of medical series/talk show "The Doctors" has given soap opera fan Lisette Davila the ultimate makeover just in time for next months Daytime Emmy Awards set to be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, June 19. In the episode airing Thursday, May 19, television personality Maria Menounos joins 'Doctors' co-hosts Dr. Andrew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Lisa Masterson and Dr. Travis Stork as they talk with her about how she keeps in shape without…

Kurt Caceres, DaJuan Johnson and Michelle Krusiec Join ‘General Hospital’ Cast in Recurring Roles

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As summer begins to heat up in Port Charles, ABC's "General Hospital" has cast a number of recurring characters. One is dangerous, another is slick and cocky and the last is an Asian attorney. Beginning Friday, June 24, actor Kurt Caceres joins the cast in the recurring role of Javier. The character is described as a shady, dangerous and charming man. Caceres appeared in the 2006 film "World Trade Center" as a Fireman. The film starred Nicholas Cage. Caceres'…

NBC Takes Attention Off of ABC Upfront With Clever Advertising Platform

Long before ABC's Upfront presentation got underway at around 3:45 PM on Tuesday, May 17, when invited guests began scuttling into the Avery Fisher Hall, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) looked to take attention off of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) by promoting its new fall programming with a rotation of more than a dozen Grayline and CitySearch NYC buses that were filled with wide open spaces or a lack of passengers in this case. While the seats may have been empty, no one could miss the colorful brand…

Brian Frons Spotted Chuckling as Soap Fans Protest His Decision to Change Daytime Television

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group (pictured right wearing sun glasses), went into the ABC Upfront on Tuesday, May 17 knowing he was the most hated man in television today. Frons inherited the title from former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and all it took was a bunch of protesting fans to get the message across as they booed the executive while he walked across the street from Lincoln Center to an ABC After party at the Atlantic Grill restaurant. So how does the man that…

Fans Protest ABC’s Decision to Cancel ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’

On Tuesday, May 17, fans of ABC's recently canceled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" protested outside of the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City as the ABC Television Network presented its 2011-2012 broadcast television schedule to its owned & operated stations, affiliates, advertising partners, and the dozens of press outlets gobbling up everything said during the networks upfront presentation. Joining protesting fans were Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara Ryan, "As The World Turns"), Mimi Torchin…

Protest or Shut Up: The Time is Now for Soap Fans to Be Heard

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Pardon me soap fans for being harsh, but It has now been more than a month since ABC canceled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." It has been nearly two weeks since reports surfaced that "General Hospital" might be in danger of cancellation as well. Since the news broke on that awful Thursday afternoon, message boards and websites all around the world have been flooded with your comments. A failed protest on Tuesday, April 26 in New York City included police…

ABC Replaces Soaps With ‘The Chew’ and ‘The Revolution,’ But Everyone Missed ‘The Clue’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Don't worry soap fans, ABC isn't creating another "The" show...at least none that we've heard of. However, there was a major clue right under our noses that the network was going to be canceling your favorite daytime soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" just one day before the announcement was made. Beginning at 7:00 AM (unclear if it was eastern or pacific time) on Wednesday, April 13, the network posted the first images of "The…