Xavier Toups

on Friday, April 9, 2010 @ 1:41 AM
Photo: NBCFriday, April 9, 2010 2:47 AM ET | By Xavier Toups (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Ratings for the Week of March 29 - April 2, 2010.           March 29 - April 2, 2010 (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 5,051,000 (-128,000/-83,000) 2. B&B 3,066,000 (-121,000/-259,000) 3. GH 2,674,000 (+38,000/+30,000) 4. DAYS 2,582,000 (-189,000/-285,000) 5. AMC 2,423,000 (+27,000/-290,000) 6. OLTL 2,402,000 (+67,000/-286,000) 7. ATWT 2,309,000 (-22,000/-296,000) HH 1. Y&R 3.6/12 (-.1/-.1) 2. B&B 2.2/8 (-.1/-.3) <---- ties low (Last time: June 8-12, 2009) 3. GH 2.0/6 (+.1/same) 4. DAYS 1.9/7 (-.1/-.3) 5. OLTL 1.8/6 (+.1/-.2) 5. AMC 1.8/6 (same/-.2) 7. ATWT 1.7/6...
Photo: ABCWednesday, January 13, 2010 9:36 PM ET | By Xavier Toups (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" names their new head-writing team. Soap Opera Network has learned that David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski are the new Co-Head Writers at "All My Children." "AMC" has been without an official Head Writer ever since the firing of Charles Pratt Jr. in November 2009. There is no word yet on what will happen to Lorraine Broderick, who was brought in as an “Associate Head Writer” to help with the transition. Broderick served as a member of "AMC's" writing staff from 1979 thru 1991 and was the...

on Thursday, April 9, 2009 @ 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 9, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Xavier Toups (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Nancy Curlee is a former soap opera writer who has written for Guiding Light.  She began writing for the show in 1985 as a Script Writer and quickly rose up the ranks, holding positions as Breakdown Writer, Script Editor, Associate Head Writer, Co-Head Writer and then eventually becoming the show’s Head Writer from 1990 – 1993 (she shared the position with James E. Reilly, Stephen Demorest, and Lorraine Broderick). She is a three time Daytime Emmy winner (including one as part of the Head Writing...

on Sunday, October 26, 2008 @ 9:21 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2008 11:33 PM | By Xavier Toups(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Karen Harris is a television writer whose career spans over three decades – beginning with The Incredible Hulk in 1978 to currently writing for General Hospital, where she first began her soap opera career in 1993. Harris is an award winning writer, having won three Writers Guild Awards in 1994, 1995, 1997 and a Daytime Emmy in 1995 – all wins as a writer for GH. Her other daytime credits include: All My Children, Port Charles, and both seasons of General Hospital: Night Shift. Harris was born in...

on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 9:01 PM
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:57 PM| By Xavier Toups(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Sara A. Bibel is a soap opera writer who’s written for CBS’s “The Young and The Restless” and ABC’s “All My Children.” She began her daytime career in 2000 as an Assistant to the Producers/Story Coordinator for “Y&R.” In 2004, Bibel was promoted to the writing staff as a Breakdown Writer and Script Writer. In 2007, she left “Y&R” and joined “AMC” where she wrote for a short time. While writing for “Y&R,” she earned a Writers Guild Award in 2005, 2007 and a Daytime Emmy in 2006. Bibel...
"The Young and the Restless" Swings the Axe!
EXCLUSIVE: Soap Opera Network has learned the names of soap opera writers who declared “Financial Core” status to keep on working during the strike. By going “Fi-Core,” these writers can never be members of the WGA again but they continue to pay reduced union dues and the Guild is obligated to continue providing services such health insurance, pension and residuals. Though they can still work on Guild projects, Guild members will not be keen to hire them.
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