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Errol Lewis

Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
General Hospital
As first reported on our Twitter page earlier today, due to ABC News coverage of former first lady Nancy Reagan's funeral, the network announced that it will be doing a full preemption of "General Hospital" on Friday, March 11. Therefore, already completed episodes of the soap will be pushed back by one day, the network said. Reagan's funeral is scheduled to begin at precisely 2:00 PM, EST and is expected to conclude by approximately 3:30 PM, EST.

TV Guide Brings Back The ’80s With Soap Hunks That Ruled

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:49 AM EDT
Kin Shriner, Stephen NIchols, A Martinez, Doug Davidson, Don Diamont, Michael E. Knight
In honor of ABC's "The Goldbergs" receiving its first ever TV Guide Magazine cover, the publication has turned back the dial with an all '80s-themed issue, due out on newsstands later this week. As part of the celebration, several of daytime's biggest hunks from the decade will be featured in the upcoming issue, including Kin Shriner (as Scotty Baldwin, "General Hospital"), Stephen Nichols (as Steven "Patch" Johnson, "Days of our Lives"), A Martinez (as Cruz Castillo, "Santa Barbara"), Doug Davidson (as Paul Williams, "The Young and the Restless"), Don Diamont (as Brad Carlton, "The Young and the Restless") and Michael E. Knight (as Tad Martin, "All My Children").

Soap Alum Sarah Buxton To Appear on ‘Shark Tank’

Friday, February 19, 2016 5:46 PM EDT
Sarah Buxton, TUTUblue
On the Friday, February 19 edition of ABC's "Shark Tank," former soap star Sarah Buxton (ex-Morgan DeWitt, "The Bold and the Beautiful"; ex-Annie Douglas Richards, "Sunset Beach") will appear as she tries to get the sharks -- Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary -- to make a deal over her one-piece swimsuit line that not only keeps things in the right places, but can keep you sun-safe and stylish at the same time.
Whoopi Goldberg with co-hosts Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Michelle Collins, Paula Faris, Raven-Symone
After starting out the 2015-16 television season dead last in Women 18-49 rating and nearly at the bottom in Women 25-54, the key sales demos that determine advertising rates for daytime programming, ABC's "The View" has been turning things around of late with solid gains against competing "The Talk" in both Total Viewers and Women 18-49. The talk show remains behind the CBS gabfest in Women 25-54, however.
CBS Daytime
CBS Daytime is showing across the board ratings growth compared to one week prior and the same week last year, according to newly released Nielsen Media Research ratings data for the week of February 8-12, 2016. The network held the top six programs in Total Viewers and the top four in both Women 25-54 and Women 18-49, the key sales demos that determine ad rates for daytime programs. The network remains the industry leader throughout the February Sweeps ratings period that began Thursday, February 4.
Michael Easton
While it's still uncertain as to who Michael Easton will be portraying when he returns to the "General Hospital" canvas in the coming weeks, the actor recently announced on his Facebook page that you'll soon be able to catch his new short-film, "Dreamliner," which reunites him with his former "One Life to Live" co-star Trevor St. John (ex-Todd Manning/ex-Victor Lord, JR). Easton wrote and directed the short.
After a successful turn as Daniel Grayson on ABC's "Revenge," which ran for four seasons on the network, actor Josh Bowman is headed back to the alphabet as the lead in the Kevin Williamson drama pilot, "Time After Time," which tells the story of serial killer Jack the Ripper and his nemesis, H.G. Wells.

Troy Ruptash Cast as Dixon, ‘GH’s’ New Big Bad

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 10:58 PM EDT
Troy Ruptash
"General Hospital's" mysterious Dixon, who Paul Hornsby (Richard Burgi) has been heard conversing with for the last several weeks, has finally been identified as actor Troy Ruptash, who debuts in the recurring role beginning Friday, February 19, Soap Opera Network has learned.
Paul Lee
First reported by The New York Times, Paul Lee has stepped down as president, ABC Entertainment Group, effective immediately. Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, has named Channing Dungey as Lee's successor as president, ABC Entertainment. Dungey, who is credited with the successful launch of such shows as “Scandal,” “Criminal Minds,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Quantico,” “Army Wives” and “Once Upon A Time,” will report directly to Sherwood. Patrick Moran, executive vice president, ABC Studios, will continue to oversee day-to-day operations, and will also report directly to Mr. Sherwood.