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Errol Lewis

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

Monday, June 24, 2013 2:58 PM EDT
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.
Charlie Sheen ("Anger Management," "Two and a Half Men") is proud of Chandler Massey (Will Horton, "Days of our Lives") for winning his second Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series and he wants the world to know it. In a Twitter posting last week, a few days after Massey won his second Emmy Award, Sheen posted a picture of himself holding Massey's Emmy with the caption "Having taught ths kid everything he knows, I'm proud but not surprised. We call it SHID--Show 'em How It's Done."
As noted in our recent interview with Greg Meng, co-executive producer, "Days of our Lives," the NBC Daytime soap opera is releasing "Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life," a new book that delves into five better living topics - nutrition, exercise, style, inspiration and balance.
On Thursday, June 20, Prospect Park announced that they had come to a resolution to the dispute between it and the I.A.T.S.E. (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees) New York Production Locals 52, 161, 600, 700, 764, 798 and USA829, the union representing stage workers for the soaps, which alleged that Prospect Park had violated the labor agreement with the union. Prior to the resolution, Soap Opera Network spoke with "One Life to Live" star Robert Gorrie (Matthew Buchanan) about the early hiatus as a result of the dispute, his upcoming storyline with Amber Skye Noyes' Michelle, being a leading man on a soap opera and how his show is helping him grow.
Jesse Lee Soffer (ex-Will Munson, "As The World Turns") has joined the cast of NBC's "Chicago PD," the spinoff of their hit drama series "Chicago Fire," reports Deadline Hollywood. According to the website, Soffer will portray "a young police detective who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks." It is understood that Soffer's character will be first introduced this fall on "Fire" before appearing fulltime on "PD," which debuts in midseason on the network.
For the week of June 10-14, 2013, CBS Daytime once again led all networks in the households and total viewers. Consisting of soap operas "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless," game shows "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Price is Right" and talk show "The Talk," CBS was up week-to-week in viewers and the Women 25-54 demo. "Y&R" was up 5% in both viewers and women 25-54, while "B&B" was up 4% in viewers and 7% in women 25-54.
While on the red carpet of the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, "All My Children" actresses Cady McClain (Dixie Martin), Denyse Tontz (Miranda Montgomery) and Sal Stowers (Cassandra Foster) gave Soap Opera Network the inside scoop on the summer filming hiatus of their soap, what lies ahead for their characters, and much, much more.
The OnLine Network has announced that on Wednesday, July 10, "All My Children" fans will finally get a chance to catch a glimpse of Alicia Minshew as Kendall Hart, who we recently discovered had divorced Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye) between the end of the ABC incarnation to current TOLN version of the soap. Minshew appeared on the set of the online soap opera on Friday, March 8, when it was announced she'd be reprising her role as the eldest daughter of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci).

Thursday, June 20, 2013 7:19 PM EDT
Casey Deidrick, who portrays Chad DiMera on "Days of our Lives," announced today on Twitter that he's departing the NBC Daytime drama series after completing filming of his final episode, which per a tweeted image is expected to air in late October.