Errol Lewis, Editor in Chief
"For 2 years u posted, tweeted, Facebooked me..I heard you. Starting 7/15, we're having a summer fling w/ the soaps!" read Oprah Winfrey's tweet to her more 19 million Twitter followers shortly after news of OWN picking up both "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" for a limited engagement this summer. Both series begin airing Monday, July 15, with "AMC" airing in its old 1:00 PM ET timeslot and now PT as well, while "OLTL" will air at 3:00 PM ET/PT.
In a tweet by Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), the actor revealed that CBS' "The Young and the Restless" has placed a placard on dressing room 41C, which was the late Jeanne Cooper's (Katherine Chancellor). The placard honors the life of the actress, who died on Wednesday, May 8 after a brief illness. The placard read, "Jeanne Cooper Dressing Room - The Door Was Always Open."
On Monday, June 17, in honor of "Days of our Lives" taking home its first Emmy Award in 35 years for Outstanding Drama Series during the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards the night before, the NBC Daytime drama series celebrated its Emmy win in style with cast and crew partaking in champagne. In addition to celebratory words from executive producer Ken Corday, NBC provided the series with a framed congratulatory document that read "Congratulations!! We are so proud. Cheers to your well-deserved honor, Bob, Jen, Bruce, Rebecca and all of your fans at NBC!!!"
Prospect Park's The OnLine Network announced earlier today its decision to release all weekly episodes of both "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" on Mondays, instead of the previously scheduled Mondays and Wednesdays for "AMC" and Tuesdays and Thursdays for "OLTL," beginning Monday, July 1. Jeff Kwatinetz, co-founder, Prospect Park, tells Soap Opera Network via email, "The only difference is greater availability," when asked how the change affects upcoming airdates of both soaps. "If [viewers] still want to watch one ep each day, or just an 'AMC' ep every Monday or Wed, there will be a new one there. If they want to watch the full weeks shows at once starting Monday they will all be there. This is completely giving MORE options to viewers. How could that be a bad thing?"
Beginning Monday, July 1, Prospect Park's The OnLine Network will begin releasing brand new episodes of both "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" each week on Mondays. This means that instead of waiting for each Monday and Wednesday for a brand new "AMC" or Tuesday and Thursday for a brand new "OLTL," the weeks worth of shows for both soaps will be made available each week on Mondays.
As previously reported, TVGN has picked up the same-day airing rights of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" beginning with the Monday, July 1 episode. This means that this week is the final week in which fans of the SOAPnet airings will be able to catch the drama series on the never ending defunct cable network.
"Days of our Lives" star James Reynolds (Abe Carver), and his wife Lissa, need your help. Now through Wednesday, June 26, the duo are asking for donations to help the Fremont Centre Theatre get to the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival. "Our critically acclaimed production of "Holding On~ Letting Go" has been chosen to be a Main Stage show at the prestigious National Black Theatre Festival, and we need your help to get there!" reads a message from the duo promoting the Kickstarter endeavor.
For five days only, fans of Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher, "The Young and the Restless") can see the actor take part in "Snapshots," a theatrical benefit that looks to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure event. Rikaart will be starring in a one-act at benefit, which is scheduled to run from Wednesday, July 10 through Sunday, July 14 at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood, CA.
During the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday, June 14, Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker, "Days of our Lives") gave Soap Opera Network an exclusive in character interview regarding the storyline involving Nicole and Eric Martsolf's Brady Black.
On Sunday, June 16, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" were the big winners at the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, which celebrated the best in soaps, talk, game shows and more. In celebration of their multiple Emmy wins, CBS has released promos for both "B&B" and "Y&R," which includes highlights for the entire CBS Daytime lineup. In addition to the CBS soaps, NBC has released a promo highlighting "Days of our Lives'" win for Outstanding Drama Series and Chandler Massey's (Will Horton) second win for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.