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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
When former "Days of our Lives" star Peter Reckell (ex-Bo Brady) tweeted several weeks back about a possible return to the daytime drama series, his comments not only grabbed the attention of his fans and the soap press, but his former on screen love interest, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady), as well. In an interview with the actress, Alfonso provides Soap Opera Network with insight on why Hope doesn't need anyone's permission to move on with her life, how the relationship between Aiden Jennings (Daniel Cosgrove) and Hope is a new, but sweet kind of love, and why she was surprised Reckell said what he did on social media.

RATINGS: ‘Y&R’ Attracts Largest Audience Since March

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:39 PM EDT
With the return of Adam Newman to the canvas (Justin Hartley)*, albeit nearly faceless, and the Sharon/Phyllis reveal, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" attracted its largest audience since March, while increasing week-to-week in Women 18-49, Women 25-54 and Women 18-34, according to newly released Nielsen Live+SD ratings data for the week of November 3-7, 2014.
As first reported by Soap Opera Network, actor Marc Anthony Samuel has confirmed that he's now recurring on ABC's "General Hospital" as Felix DuBois after being bumped from contract status. "Hey fans, thanks for the support. 'GH' is just a small part of a great and ongoing journey. Onward and upward!" wrote Samuel on his Twitter page. "To be clear guys, I'm recurring. Not on contract though," he continued.
While the full music video has yet to be released, and we're sure it'll be well worth the wait, Soap Opera Network has your first look at Roxanna's newest music video featuring former "Days of our Lives" star James Scott (ex-EJ DiMera), entitled "Here With Me." The song features Grammy award winning trumpeter, Chris Botti, who has recently made headlines everywhere for his emotional national anthem performance, as Roxanna and Scott's characters ignite their passion in the prequel to their 2012 "Unforgotten" collaboration.
Thursday, December 4 at 3:00 PM, ET/12:00 PM, PT, marks the beginning of Chapter 13 of "The Bay: The Series," the much beloved web series created by Gregori J. Martin. With episodes set to run 20-22 minutes each all throughout the month of December, fans will be able to follow the drama online and through social media using the hashtags #Bayhem and #DecemberBayhem, in addition to the #TheBay. Following the conclusion of Chapter 13, Chapter 14 will debut in mid December.
"The Bay: The Series," the much beloved web series created by Gregori J. Martin, will welcome former "Santa Barbara" stars A. Martinez (ex-Cruz Castillo) and Judith McConnell (ex-Sophia Capwell) to its cast during Chapter 14 of the series, which premieres in mid December on ROKU via BLIP.TV and the show's official website, thebaytheseries.com. With their joining, Martinez and McConnell reunite with former "Santa Barbara" co-stars Lane Davies and Nicolas Coster.
The test results are in and the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OHP) has officially found that "Days of our Lives" actor Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) was legally drunk during last month's near fatal car accident that resulted in girlfriend, actress Alyssa Tabit, to be flown by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown to undergo treatment. Smith received minor injuries and was taken to University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center. Per the newly released report, Smith’s blood alcohol test result was .093. The legal limit in Ohio is .08.
While it had been widely reported to be the case, CBS finally confirmed on Monday, November 10, that Charles "Chuck" Pratt, Jr. has been hired on as the new head writer of "The Young and the Restless." The official word came from "Y&R's" Twitter page, which also noted that Pratt will receive a co-executive producer credit on the series. Pratt replaces Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante, "Y&R's" current head writing team.

CONFIRMED: Brandon Barash Returning to ‘GH’

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Monday, November 10, 2014 3:29 PM EDT
While previously just a rumor, a rep for "General Hospital" confirms to Soap Opera Network that actor Brandon Barash will once again reprise the role of Johnny Zaccara on the daytime drama series. While a first airdate, nor what brings the character back to the canvas, is known at this time, we're sure that any return of the bad boy to the soap will result in some much desired drama for several characters.
Susan Lucci portrayed the iconic role of Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children" for more than 41 years. Sadly, the character would last be seen on September 23, 2011, when a shot rang out during an event that brought Pine Valley's most prominent citizens together. Despite Prospect Park bringing back the series for a short-lived online iteration in 2013, Lucci was unfortunately not part of the cast. Currently pulling double duty as host of the Investigation Discovery series, "Deadly Affairs," and starring in Lifetime's "Devious Maids," Lucci recently told Soap Opera Network, during an Investigation Discovery/Glamour Magazine event honoring actresses Rosario Dawson, Marcia Gay Harden, Tamara Taylor and Stephanie March, that she remains proud of her daytime run as Erica Kane and that's she's having a great time with where her career has taken her since.