Soap Secrets Revealed: ‘GH’s’ Anthony Geary, ‘B&B’s’ John McCook, ‘DAYS’ Casting Director and More Discuss 2013’s Resurgence of The Soaps!
on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ 9:45 AM
It seems like just yesterday that the world was ready to nail the lid on the coffin of daytime soap operas. Ratings were low across the board, and a slew of sudsers — “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” — were cancelled, leaving only “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” on the air. But to the surprise of critics and many soap fans, 2013 saw a drastic turnaround: All four remaining soap operas saw a significant increase in ratings, and “The Young and the Restless” once again made a list of the top 10 most-searched television programs of the year, among popular series like “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead.” So why the complete 180 in daytime soap popularity?
Not on Twitter? Following too many people that you're afraid you missed out on some of the best tweets? Do not fear, because "Tweet This, Tweet That" has returned!This week, your favorite soap actors past and present weigh in on the Golden Globes results and reveal their favorite Best Picture Oscar nominees!
on Sunday, January 5, 2014 @ 3:57 PM
After someone pulled a social media fast one on fans of ABC's "General Hospital" last week by claiming to be the soap's newest star, Ryan Paevey (Nathan West), the actor's management team confirmed today that the actor is now officially on Twitter.
on Friday, January 3, 2014 @ 5:47 PM
Fans had inquired with us whether the Twitter handle @Ryan_Paevey was in fact "General Hospital's" newest stars' social media address. Sadly, as we always suspected, the account is in fact not real. A rep for the soap confirms that the account is not the actor's and subsequently, the handle has been deleted. Additionally, Justice & Ponder, a management firm based in Los Angeles, which represents Paevey, confirmed the fake account when it said, "SOOOO, it turns out @Ryan_Paevey is not our client RYAN PAEVEY and we are alerting Twitter now that this is an impostor using his name." The company notes that the actor will begin using the social media platform for the first time sometime next week when he begins tweeting via his (real) account.
on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 @ 6:51 PM
If you’re looking to set some resolutions for 2014 and need some inspiration, look no further! Soap Opera Network asked “Days of our Lives” and “General Hospital” stars to open up on how they hope to improve themselves and their lives in the year to come, and they were none too shy to shed some light on the ways they’re setting out to achieve greatness. Bonus: They also threw in some opinions on how their characters should approach 2014, as well! Read on for the fun, and happy New Year from Soap Opera Network!
on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 @ 6:36 PM
We’re guessing you’re sad that Christmas is over. So are we! But don’t fret, because there’s one more gift to come: New Year’s resolutions from some of your favorite “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” stars! Several of the sister sudser’s actors let Soap Opera Network in on the ways they hope to achieve perfection (or at least near perfection) in the year to come. And guess what? They also spilled the deets on how their characters should tackle 2014, as well! Read on for the fun, and happy New Year from Soap Opera Network!
on Monday, December 30, 2013 @ 4:24 PM
When thinking of daytime dramas like “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless,” extreme drama, intrigue, love and romance probably come to mind. But how about comedy? Is laughter an important component within daytime dramas?
on Monday, December 23, 2013 @ 7:05 PM
'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring... except for all us! Soap Opera Network contacted soap actors with care, in hopes that responses soon would be there. Whether traveling, visiting family or just snuggling in bed, these "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" actors' plans will dance in your head!
on Monday, December 23, 2013 @ 5:30 PM
Whether it’s parties or church events or cooking (oh my!), shopping or wrapping or snow shoveling (oh why?), the stars of “General Hospital” and “Days of our Lives” will be quite busy this holiday season! But don’t worry: Before the casts took off for their fun-filled Christmas break, Soap Opera Network managed to catch a few actors and get the scoop on how they plan to spend the next two weeks ahead!
Behind The Scenes
on Friday, December 13, 2013 @ 12:40 AM
CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is in a celebratory mood today as the soap is enjoying 25 consecutive years as daytime television's most watched drama series. As part of its continued success, the soap is also enjoying its best season average in total viewers since the 2011-2012 television season. To show their appreciation to fans for their support, cast and crew took the time to pose with a banner that states: "The Young and the Restless: #1 For 25 Years." To honor this feet, Soap Opera Network has gathered all the images published on social media for your one stop viewing pleasure.
Behind The Scenes
on Friday, December 6, 2013 @ 10:25 PM
Filmed in mid-August, episodes airing during the week of November 25 and on Monday, December 2, 2013 of NBC's "Days of our Lives" found Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus), Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) and Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) seemingly unite for the first time as they worked overtime to hide their role in the apparent death of Nick Fallon (Blake Berris). Just before being hit over the head with a rock, Nick was trying to instigate sexual relations with Ms. Hernandez, who then made it clear that not only wasn't she interested, but it wasn't the time nor the place to get busy. In a recent interview with Soap Opera Network, Koslow gushed over the amount of effort that went into producing the episodes, particularly the river set. "It was kind of amazing what they created on the set,” the actress said. "It’s like the 90s, because in the 90s we had huge sets. I remember being on a raft, and the raft was on shocks. So we did some crazy stuff back then, and they recreated it for this story. It was actually an adventure."
on Monday, December 2, 2013 @ 2:38 PM
As previously reported, TVGN (TV Guide Network) will begin airing encore episodes of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" weeknights at 6:30 PM ET/PT starting today. In celebration, the network will be hosting a live Twitter chat with "B&B" stars Heather Tom (Katie Logan) and Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer). Using hashtag #BBonTVGN, fans can interact with the duo beginning at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM/PT as they answer fan questions just before TVGN's airing of their show. The actors will be using their twitter handles @BBheathertom and @CliftonsNotes to interact so make sure to follow both actors on the social media website.Unlike "The Young and the Restless," which also airs on the network at 7:00 PM ET/PT, "B&B" will air episodes a day after airing on CBS. Therefore, the first episode scheduled air will be the Wednesday, November 27 Thanksgiving Day themed episode which highlighted the togetherness between the Forresters, Logans, Spencers and more.
on Monday, December 2, 2013 @ 10:38 AM
With "All My Children" not moving forward, and word that the show along with sister soap "One Life to Live" would be eligible for Emmy consideration in all categories for next year's awards presentation, actress Debbi Morgan (ex-Dr. Angela Hubbard) has decided to not put her name up consideration in either Supporting or Lead Actress categories. In a tweet on Saturday, November 30, Morgan said, "I've decided not 2 have my name submitted 4 emmy consideration this year cuz I just really, really want 2 move on."