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

GH Casting: For Once, Bob Guza is Sticking to His Word

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:57 AM EDT
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 12:57 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Earlier this year, "General Hospital" Head Writer Bob Guza informed TV Guide's Michael Logan that while he wouldn't be specific in the matter of Michael Corinthos' (Chad Duell) possible rape by his prison cellmate Carter (Josh Wingate) in May, that didn't mean he wouldn't get to that point down the road."Our focus right now is on the horrific experience of an 18- or 19-year-old who is thrown into a terrible situation like this," said Guza. "I just didn't want to make the story more specific at this point. However, that's not to say that I won't be getting very specific in three or four or five months down the line."That time is now as the show has cast actress Andrea Bogart in the role of a prostitute named Candy, who is hired by Sam McCall...

Who Will Be Leaving ‘General Hospital?’

Friday, September 10, 2010 5:24 PM EDT
Friday, September 10, 2010 at 6:24 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Not even two months has gone by since Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo returned to the set of ABC's "General Hospital," in what is reportedly an expensive contract lasting two years, when word comes out that the soap is about to lose some key cast members thanks to a dent in the pockets. If we are to believe Soap Opera Digest, we can expect several actors to be getting a pink slip in the near future as the magazine is reporting that the soap is facing budget cuts.In its newest issue, Digest says "rumors are swirling that another round of budget cuts will result in several heads rolling this fall." With news that Leslie Charleson, who has portrayed the role of Monica Quartermaine for over 30 years was out of a contract, it doesn't come as a surprise...

Hold The Horn: Two ‘ATWT’ Stars Heading to ABC?

Friday, September 10, 2010 2:52 PM EDT
Friday, September 10, 2010 at 3:52 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: TeleNext Media(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Today in soap land, Carolyn 'Opinion' Hinsey posted on her Facebook page that two current "As The World Turns" actors would be appearing on an ABC soap near you in the next couple of weeks - one as a recast and one a new face on the canvas on either "All My Children," "General Hospital" or "One Life to Live." The question is, who is talking to Hinsey?Typically, when we ask for confirmation of who is coming or who is going from a series, we receive the standard "no comment" or "we do not comment on rumors." In the case of this report, we received neither. So what's the deal? We talked to those very high up at ABC Daytime and while the word "no" was never used, the word "yes" wasn't either. Does...

Second Look: Maura West as Diane on ‘Y&R’

Friday, September 10, 2010 10:37 AM EDT
Friday, September 10, 2010 at 11:37 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Sean Smith/JPI Studios(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While CBS.com had your first look at Maura West as the new Diane Jenkins on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," Soap Opera Network has your second and more flattering look at the actress. As previously reported, West is joining the cast of the drama series in the role of Diane Jenkins. The role was last played by actress Susan Walters from 2001-2004, and most recently appeared earlier this year for a few episodes. Alex Donnelley originated the role in 1982. When she was last in Genoa City full-time, Diane was romantically linked to Jack Abbott (portrayed by Peter Bergman,).In June, Maura won her second Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Backstage, the actress told Soap Opera Network that she was heading to California with her family to look for work just days...
Monday, September 6, 2010 at 9:40 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: CBS(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Entertainment Tonight" went behind the scenes to capture the love and romance behind Billy Abbott (Billy Miller) and Victoria Newman's (Amelia Heinle) wedding, airing this week on CBS' "The Young and the Restless."In a homage to the 1950's, the duo's wedding was filmed on location on the front lawn of the house where "Leave it to Beaver" used to film in the 1950's and 1960's. "ET" also revealed that Victoria's dress is a replica of the one worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1957 film "Funny Face," and that the two will be wed by Elinor Donahue, who will portray the role of Judge Anderson. Donahue is best known as Betty Anderson in '50s sitcom "Father Knows Best," which is the basis of the era's significance in the pairs nuptials.  The wedding begins on Wednesday, September 8."The...
Monday, September 6, 2010 at 8:07 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: John Paschal/JPI(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- What did you do today? I'm sure since your favorite soap didn't air today due to pre-emptions or you were stuck with repeats of episodes you probably didn't want to watch again, you had a very productive day. Well, rest assured that you're favorite soaps return to the airwaves beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 7 with original episodes.ALL MY CHILDREN Things unfold as a dead body is discovered and suspects begin to pile up. Liza Colby makes it her mission to prosecute the culprit to the fullest extent of the law as Pine Valley's interim acting district attorney. JR is suspicious of Asher and someone gets arrested on Friday, September 10.For More: AMC PreVUE / AMC Alerts Photo: George DeSota/JPIAS THE WORLD TURNS After heading to Bay City to try and help out his friend, Chris, who is in...
Monday, September 6, 2010 at 5:38 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You may have heard that Eden Riegel (Heather Stevens, "The Young and the Restless") and Victor Webster (ex-Nicholas Alamain, "Days of our Lives") would be appearing in the upcoming season of ABC's hit primetime drama series "Castle," but I bet you didn't know when that episode would air, did you? Soap Opera Network has the scoop!In the episode entitled Punked airing on Monday, October 11, the shows fourth episode of the season, Riegel will be portraying the role of Rachel Goldstein, the distraught sister of a man killed by an antique pistol. "Castle" stars Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey Buchanan, "One Life to Live") and Stana Katic ("24") are called in to investigate the crime as title character and novelist Richard Castle (Fillion) and Detective Kate Beckett (Katic). Webster will also appear in this episode as Josh Davidson,...
Monday, September 6, 2010 at 7:44 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: CBS(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "As The World Turns" is set to air its final episode on Friday, September 17, and the show replacing it, "The Talk," isn't set to debut until Monday, October 18, so what does CBS plan to air for the four weeks in between? Soap Opera Network has the schedule.Beginning Monday, September 20, episodes of CBS' remaining lineup including original broadcasts of "The Price is Right" and "Let's Make a Deal" along with repeats of top ranked "The Young and the Restless" will air in the 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT period currently occupied by the departing "As The World Turns." According to CBS, the repeat airings of "Y&R" will include "episodes that are emotionally relevant to current stories," which is code for shows that aired in the recent past. Knowing how ABC does their "relevant to...

Britney Spears on the Set of ‘Glee’

Monday, September 6, 2010 12:13 AM EDT
On the Tuesday, September 28 episode of pop phenomenon "Glee," singer and actress Britney Spears finds herself the subject of music and mayhem as the cast of the primetime drama series sings all about "Britney Britney." In the episode, look for a number of song and dance numbers spanning Spears' long career in the music industry, including numbers off of her CD's "Baby One More Time...," "Oops! I Did It Again," "Britney," "In the Zone," "Blackout" and "Circus."
Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 11:28 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: NBC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While actor Paul Leyden has been off of CBS' "As The World Turns" for sometime, his debut on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in the coming weeks is sure leading some to believe there is an invasion in place of the now canceled soaps past and present stars.Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Leyden has been cast in the role of Blake on daytime's number one drama series. He begins filming on Tuesday, September 7 with his first airdate set for Wednesday, October 6. In it a bit of irony, former "World Turns" co-star Maura West began taping on Wednesday, September 1 with her first air date set for Friday, October 8 as a recast Diane Jenkins, which is two days after Leyden debuts, but one week after West began taping. Got to give it...