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Ever wonder what it all took to make "The Stafford Project" come together? In a new behind the scenes video, creator Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis Summers, "The Young and the Restless") informs fans of the hit web series that it all came about from a script in her head, how co-creators Paige Dorian and Paige Long helped evolve the idea from her head to the screen, and much more. Plus, if you haven't been exposed to the series until now, we've got every episode available for your viewing pleasure!

CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is already bringing it, if ratings are anything to go by, but next week the soap will be kicking things into high gear with Summer's (Hunter King) desire to be perfect turning into a deadly situation and Billy (Billy Miller) getting ever closer to learning the truth about Adam's (Michael Muhney) possible role in the death of his daughter.

As previously reported, "General Hospital's" Emily Wilson (ex-Ellie Trout) announced that she will be appearing in an upcoming episode of ABC's "Castle," which Soap Opera Network has since learned will air on Monday, January 27.

CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" ushered in 2014 with their largest weekly audiences in several years, according to ratings data released today by Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 30, 2013 through January 3, 2014.

Lifetime announced today that Sunday, April 20 at 10:00 PM ET/PT marks the grand return of its s newest primetime guilty pleasure, "Devious Maids." According to the network, the season two opener will be directed by executive producer Eva Longoria, which will also marks Longoria's television directorial debut.

Nominees for Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Daytime Drama Series were announced today for "The 45th NAACP Image Awards," scheduled to air Saturday, February 22 on TV One. "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" were once again dominant in both acting categories.

According to Law360.com, Allison "Sam" Hall, a former co-head writer of ABC's "One Life to Live," is suing the network over what he claims are royalties owed since the soap transitioned to the web via Hulu and iTunes, and broadcast during summer 2013 on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), courtesy of Prospect Park - the company that licensed the rights to both programs from Disney/ABC in 2011. Hall reportedly filed his complaint against American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (ABC) on Tuesday, January 7, in New York. Hall was named co-head writer of the soap in 1984, and remained with the series until 1985.

As previously reported, allegations that "The Young and the Restless'" Michael Muhney groped a female co-star's breasts, which is reportedly what led to his firing last month, made headlines over the weekend when TMZ got wind of the rumors spreading throughout social media and soap opera message boards several weeks back. In announcing his firing on Tuesday, December 17, Muhney used Twitter as his outlet of choice. Since then, he's been virtually silent, at least until now.

With its lineup consisting of soaps "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," game shows "The Price is Right" and "Let's Make a Deal," and talker "The Talk," CBS Daytime posted double-digit growth during the fourth quarter in viewers compared to the year-ago period, while each series was up or even in Women 25-54 and Women 18-49. In fact, "Y&R" was first in both key women demos.

After a long wait, American fans of "Downton Abbey" will finally get the opportunity to bare witness to the Masterpiece PBS series first aired on ITV. In honor of tonight's season four premiere, here's a preview clip:
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