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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
As Soap Opera Network gets ready to celebrate its 13th anniversary on Wednesday, October 8, we are proud to announce that we will begin providing our readers with weekly ratings reports for not just the daytime soaps, but also talk shows "The Chew," "The Talk," "The View," "The Today Show 2" and "The Today Show 3," as well as game shows "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Price is Right," along with the previously reported ratings for "The Young and the Restless," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Bold and the Beautiful." The charts, which will vary week to week, does not take away from the weekly daytime drama rankings we will continue posting each week, but instead represents what daytime programming as a whole looks like when compared with one another and not based solely on genre.
With his hit primetime series getting canceled by A&E in late August, despite bringing in some of the largest audiences for the network overall, that hasn't stopped former "Longmire" and "As The World Turns" actor Bailey Chase (ex-Chris Hughes) from moving on with his career. Chase has landed a multi-episode arc on NBC's "Chicago P.D.," reports Deadline Hollywood.

RATINGS: CBS Daytime Keeps on Growing in Total Viewers

Friday, October 3, 2014 2:20 AM EDT
With game shows "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Price is Right," "The Talk" and daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful," CBS Daytime continues to grow its audience year-over-year after just one week into the new television season (week of September 22-26) based on Nielsen Media Research live plus same day ratings data.
Maurice Benard
As previously reported, “General Hospital's" Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) will be featured in the Sunday, October 5 telecast of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" which tracks past guests from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to see what they've been up to since last appearing on the talk show. In the case of Benard, it was in 2004 when the soap star and his wife, Paula, opened up to Oprah Winfrey about the private hell they've lived for years with the revelation that the soap star was living with bipolar disorder, which, at its worst, made him violent and suicidal. Nearly 10 years since the episode aired, "Where Are They Now?" followed the actor backstage on the set of "GH," while viewers are introduced to his loving family, which includes daughters Cailey, Heather and Cassidy, and his very own "Mini-Me," son Joshua.
As previously reported, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" is currently on location filming scenes in Amsterdam for upcoming episodes of the daytime drama series. In a soap opera twist, cast members from the soap met up with the stars of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," which reportedly now includes former "B&B" actress Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, "The Young and the Restless"; Kristen DiMera, "Days of our Lives") and Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed). Incidentally, because Bravo has yet to confirm either actresses participation in the series, it looks like the meeting of the former soapers (along with "Housewife" Lisa Vanderpump) and the cast of "B&B" has resulted in the "secret" being revealed!
After 21 years portraying Sami Brady on NBC's "Days of our Lives," you'd think Alison Sweeney would have forgotten some of her characters' storyline plot points, but you'd be wrong. Appearing on the Wednesday, October 1 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," as part of its Breast Cancer Awareness Month day one episode, Sweeney took part in the segment "30 Seconds or Else," only she didn't exactly know what the "else" was (presumably water).
As previously reported, Wednesday, October 1 marked the first time viewers got to see three time Daytime Emmy Award winning actor Billy Miller in the contract role of Jason Morgan on ABC's "General Hospital." As a mystery man that viewers know to be Jason, John Doe is currently laying up in a hospital bed recovering from injuries sustained following his being run over by Ava Jerome's (Maura West) car in an episode aired last week. When Sam (Kelly Monaco) inadvertently enters his room when her son runs away from her to be by John Doe's side, Sam is inadvertently reunited with her husband and the father of her child, but does she realize it? Does her son, Danny?
For several weeks now "General Hospital" star Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) has been teasing an upcoming series that she's hosting which will feature the likes of comedians Sarah Colonna (“Chelsea Lately”), Jimmy Pardo (“Comedy Bang! Bang!”) and Jen Kober (“American Reunion”), as well as "GH" stars Sebastian Roche (ex-Jerry Jacks), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri), Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones), which she describes as a show about her daytime drama series "with a big dose of funny or die or be in a coma coming to" Just a short time ago, Grahn revealed the new series has officially wrapped filming and will be called "General Hospital Now," which she also notes is "SNLish mixed with Soap. Coming soon in digital near you."