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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.

James Franco Back for More ‘General Hospital’

Saturday, March 12, 2011 2:46 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Despite a less than thrilling performance as co-host of the "83rd Annual Academy Awards" on ABC last month, the network has asked actor James Franco to return to "General Hospital" once more as the deadly artist known simply as Franco.According to the network, on Friday, March 25, Franco will again make his presence known to a Port Charles citizen. This time to Carly Jacks (Laura Wright), when Franco gets in touch with the hotel owner with a very important message.To find out what Franco is up to next, tune in to "General Hospital." Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.General HospitalLaura WrightJames FrancoOscarsComings & GoingsAcademy Awards

A New Face for Baby Emma on ‘GH’

Friday, March 11, 2011 9:48 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital's" Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) and Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) are getting a new face for their baby girl. Not a face lift sillies (who'd do that to a baby anyway?), but a new actress is taking over the role of Emma from departing twins Jessie and Gianna Salvatierra.According to ABC Soaps In Depth, Francesca Cistone will take on the role beginning with the Wednesday, March 23 episode. Cistone is the daughter of Danny Cistone, who recently appeared on the soap as Jules, one of Theo's (Daniel Benzali) men who taunted Sonny (Maurice Benard) on the Thursday, March 10 episode of the soap with a lead on Brenda's (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) kidnapping.According to In Depth: No explanation has been given for the reason behind replacing the twins, who've been sharing the role since 2009, and setsiders report that Francesca -- a fraternal twin herself --4 is just...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After a 20 year absence, actor Thom Bierdz (Phillip Chancellor III) returned to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in 2009 with the revelation that his character was gay - one of the few out characters currently portrayed on American soaps. As the only openly gay actor appearing in a soap opera, Bierdz took time out of his busy day on Wednesday, February 16, to speak with Soap Opera Network about his most recent return to daytime's top soap, his passion for art and his Amazon bestseller "Forgiving Troy," which delves into the mind, the life and the heart of a man dealing with trauma through the power of the written word.Your name is very unique, and sometimes can be pronounced incorrectly by individuals. Is it pronounced like Tom Beards? Did I say that right?You did! Beards, like facial hair. I kind of wish I would have...

GH Promo: A Child’s Life in Danger

Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:10 PM EDT
A hitman with a painful past. The only way to protect his son was to give him up. But just because he's no longer in his life, doesn't mean he stops loving him. Starting Thursday, March 17 on "General Hospital," it's the moment every mother fears. And now, three parents must wait, pray, and hope for a miracle. General Hospital. Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. General HospitalPromosSlideShowPro({ attributes: { id: "album-21", width: 530, height: 340 }, mobile: { auto: false }, params: { bgcolor: "#000000", allowfullscreen: true }, flashvars: { xmlFilePath: "http://director.soapoperanetwork.com/images.php?album=21", displayMode: "Manual", videoAutoStart: "Off", navAppearance: "Visible on Rollover", navLinkAppearance: "Numbers", transitionStyle: "Photo Flash", feedbackPreloaderAppearance: "Bar" } });
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- During a stop in New York City at the NBC Experience Store within 30 Rockefeller Plaza (NBC's corporate headquarters), while promoting the new coffee book "Days of our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos," cast and crew members from the show sat down with Soap Opera Network to discuss their characters, their lives and much more. In our first interview, actor James Scott (EJ DiMera) talks about the Taylor switch (see Livingston OUT! Braun IN!) and why his character is so bad!English born actor James Scott joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the contract role of EJ DiMera in May 2006. Since then, he's seen his character go from a seemingly harmless, but definitely womanizing, race car driver to a corporate lawyer and for the most part as the dastardly evil son of Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo). So how does his portrayer...
NBC's "Days of our Lives" has cast newcomer Bren Foster in the contract role of Quinn, a character previously known as Fletcher in a recent casting call according to Soap Opera Digest. The character is described as being a "charming businessman with an edge. He can be clean cut or not. He is sexy, mysterious and savvy, has an easy way with the ladies but can be formidable if crossed." The World Tae Kwon Do Champion's first airdate will be in May and he'll share his first scenes with Nadia Bjorlin's Chloe Lane.
(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...