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Errol Lewis

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

Friday, October 25, 2013 10:29 AM EDT
Last night on Twitter, Michael Saucedo thanked his fans for all their well wishes on word that he's set to reprise his role of Juan Santiago on ABC's "General Hospital" (see full message below). When we first reported the news a few days ago, we stated that Juan would show up on screen in the coming months. Per Saucedo, fans can expect to see the character return "sooner than later." According to sources, Juan may be arriving back in town just in time for November sweeps. What can viewers expect when Juan sees his adopted cousin Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) onscreen for the first time? One things for sure, you'll just have to tune in to find out!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 10:40 AM EDT
Soap Opera Network has learned that Michael Saucedo is set to return to ABC's "General Hospital" in the coming months to reprise his role of Juan Santiago, the biological son of Lily Corinthos (Lilly Melgar) and Miguel Morez (Ricky Martin). While storyline details are being kept under wraps, fans can expect his return to provide lots of twists and turns that will send shockwaves all across Port Charles. Saucedo was last seen on "GH" in 2001, when his character left town to pursue a music career in South America. In 2012, it was revealed that Juan was the adopted cousin of Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo).
On Wednesday, October 23, "General Hospital's" Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) will be giving ABC's "The View" a male perspective on the day's hot topics as the daytime star is scheduled to co-host the chatfest alongside Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and Whoopi Goldberg. The Canadian born actor will also be chatting it up with the stars of ABC's "The Middle" as the cast celebrates the show's 100th episode airing that night.
On Thursday, November 28 from 7:00 PM ET/PT through 1:00 AM ET/PT, SOAPnet will present a six hour "General Hospital" Nurses Ball marathon comprising all six episodes dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the ABC Daytime drama series, which aired earlier this year on both ABC and SOAPnet. The episodes include the return of Ingo Rademacher as Jasper "Jax" Jacks, Vanessa Marcil as Brenda Barrett, Richard Simmons as a caricature of himself, Rick Springfield's Noah Drake singing "Jessie's Girl," Magic Milo (Drew Cheetwood) and the gang, which includes "Dancing with the Stars'" Maksim Chmerkovskiy, doing a strip tease. Sabrina Santago (Teresa Castillo) and Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) closed out the ball as they sang "You're Not Alone" to Emma Scorpio-Drake (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) as Port Charles' finest gathered around the stage.

Monday, October 21, 2013 2:57 PM EDT
On Thursday, October 17, several LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) organizations and individuals celebrated Spirit Day, which asks people to take a stand against bullying and show support for LGBT youth by wearing the color purple. NBC's "Days of our Lives" took a stand and showed its support as cast members donned purple shirts, jackets and even ties.
"I am extremely passionate about the pit bull breed, and involved in events and action to raise awareness - awareness that these wonderful animals can be loving pets and furry family members. In an effort to rehab the image of the pit bull breed, I volunteer with Angel City Pit Bulls - - and we have a big fundraising event this weekend," says "The Young and the Restless'" Hartley Sawyer, who will be attending the "Strut Your Mutt" event on Sunday, September 15 at 9:00 AM in Woodley Park (Address: Woodley Park, located at 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91436).
The 50th Anniversary season of ABC's "General Hospital" is on pace of bringing the soap its largest overall audience in five years, the network noted today based on Nielsen Media Research Data. In addition, for the week of September 2, the daytime drama series hit 2-year highs in Women 18-49 (734,000/1.1 rating) and Women 25-54 (967,000/1.6 rating), 10-month high in Women 18-34 (274,000/0.8 rating) and 5-month high in Total Viewers (2.75 million) as "baby fever" continued to power much of the shows overall storyline. In fact, Thursday's telecast (September 5), featuring the imminent birth of Britt's baby, stood as the series' most-watched telecast in nearly over 2 years in Women 18-49 (845,000) and Women 25-54 (1.06 million) and in 8 months in Women 18-34 (342,000) - since 8/15/11 and 1/18/13, respectively.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 7:50 PM EDT
On Saturday, September 14, “The Young and the Restless’” Max Ehrich (Fen Baldwin), Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman) and Hunter King (Summer Newman) will be on hand as part of the Los Angeles portion of the 5th annual “Get Your Licks on Route 66” adoption tour, which was founded by FIDO Friendly magazine publisher, Susan Sims. The trio will appear at the East Valley Animal shelter in Van Nuys from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM alongside Ashley Bell, the official “Licks” tour spokesperson, actress and animal lover.
According to People Magazine, New Zealand-born actor/director/producer Stephen Kay, who portrayed Reginald Jennings on ABC's "General Hospital" for more than a decade, is engaged to "Covert Affairs" star Piper Perabo. Kay is a co-executive producer on the hit USA Network series, which returns with new episodes on Thursday, October 17 after a four-week hiatus.