Soap Opera Network Online magazine celebrating the world of soaps past, present and future. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:21:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 #DAYTIMEEMMYS Breakdown: ‘GH’ Leads the Pack, ‘Y&R’ a Close Second Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:06:31 +0000 National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesNominees for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in select categories were announced earlier today on CBS' "The Talk." All in ABC's "General Hospital" is leading the pack with 28 nominations. "The Young and the Restless" is right behind with 25 nominations followed by "The Bold and the Beautiful" with 19 noms and "Days of our Lives" with 16.]]> 12 #DAYTIMEEMMYS: ‘B&B’ Touts Its Nominations Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:15:09 +0000 Bell-Phillip Television ProductionsCBS’s hit daytime drama THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL received 19 nominations for the 42nd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards, it was announced today.]]> 1 #DAYTIMEEMMYS: CBS Celebrates Nominations Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:14:20 +0000 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.Just a short time ago, CBS' "The Talk" announced the nominees for the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," which will air live on Sunday, April 26 on Pop. In total, CBS received 62 nominations in a variety of categories including Outstanding Drama Series for "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless," Outstanding Lead, Supporting and Younger Actor for several of daytime biggest talents, along with nominations for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show and Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts for "The Talk," Outstanding Game Show for Let's Make a Deal," among a plethora of others.]]> 1 EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Getting a Little Personal Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:37:41 +0000 editors_notebookIn life you set goals for yourself, or at least you try to. You even have expectations for yourself that you hope will eventually get fulfilled. In my case, over the years I had set a specific list of goals that included certain expectations as they related to one another. Earlier this year, I officially crossed one of the major things off that list. It wasn't easy as it had plagued me for nearly a decade. A stepping stone you might call it. I took up something many years ago that eventually became impossible to maintain on a full-time basis. I decided to do it part-time. I went from part-time to being very part-time. Later you could say I dropped it completely in order to concentrate on the things that either gave me personal joy and fulfillment (this site) or put several well earned dollars in my pocket. I imagine I'm not the only one out there who's ever had pull some sort of double duty in their lifetime. Right?]]> 4 Ratings: Another New Low For GH in Women 18-49 Viewers Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:00:35 +0000 Disney/ABC Television GroupRatings Report for the Week of March 16-20, 2015]]> 118 Ratings: DAYS/GH to New Lows in Women 18-49 Viewers Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:20:24 +0000 Disney/ABC Television GroupRatings Report for the Week of March 9-13, 2015]]> 135 DAYTIME EMMYS: NATAS and Pop Respond to Ageism Claims Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:25:04 +0000 National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesEarlier today a tweet went out over claims that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Pop, which will broadcast the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards next month, were looking to have soap fans on hand to sit in bleachers that would be made available to the public on the red carpet. There were alleged claims, however, that the two parties was only seeking to include fans under the age of 45 to sit in said bleacher seats. NATAS and Pop have now issued statements that put clarification on the situation.]]> 0 Ratings: GH and DAYS Up For The Week Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:56:18 +0000 Disney/ABC Television GroupRatings Report for the Week of March 2-6, 2015]]> 118 FIRST LOOK: ‘Queens of Drama’ Ready to Re-Popularize Soaps Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:30:50 +0000 PopFirst announced in October of last year, Pop is ready to release their "Queens of Drama" as soap stars Lindsay Hartley (“All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives,” "Passions"), Crystal Hunt (“Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live”), Vanessa Marcil (“Las Vegas,” “General Hospital”), Chrystee Pharris (“PSNS,” "GH") and Hunter Tylo (“The Bold and The Beautiful”) are joined with special appearances by Donna Mills (“Knots Landing,” “Melrose Place” and "GH") in their new reality series debuting Sunday, April 26 at 10:00 PM, ET/7:00 PM, PT, immediately following the network's exclusive live broadcast of "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards."]]> 3 Bradley P. Bell Thanks Fans for 28 Years of ‘Bold’s’ Success Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:40:30 +0000 Sean Smith/JPI Studios"Twenty-eight years on television is a tremendous achievement," said "The Bold and the Beautiful" Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley P. Bell, in a statement released today as the daytime drama series gets ready to celebrate its anniversary on Monday, March 23. The soap, which aired its 7,000th episode in January, was created by the late William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. It's first episode aired on March 23, 1987.]]> 1 ‘One Life’ Alum John-Paul Lavoisier Joins ‘Winterthorne’ Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:57:53 +0000 Marina Chavez/ABCWith production beginning this month, Michael Caruso's "Winterthorne" has added "One Life to Live" alum John-Paul Lavoisier to its cast. The soap star will portray the role of Hugh Cambridge, a handsome and mysterious man, who shares a past with Miranda Winterthorne, portrayed by "Days of our Lives" alum, Martha Madison. The character is said to be hell bent on becoming a member of the Winterthorne family and will go about any means necessary, including seducing Miranda, to get what he wants.]]> 0 Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison’s ‘Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Mystery’ Gets Premiere Date Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:28:14 +0000 Instagram @alisweeneyOn Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT, get ready for Alison Sweeney ("Days of our Lives") and Cameron Mathison ("All My Children") to take America by storm when their Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie, "Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Mystery," premieres on the cable network. The movie, also starring "One Life to Live" alum Barbara Niven ("Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove"), is based on the bestselling series of books by Joanne Fluke and follows the story of Hannah Swensen (Sweeney), owner of the Cookie Jar shop where patrons frequently gossip about the latest happenings in town.]]> 0 ‘The Price is Right’s’ James O’Halloran Talks ‘The Young and the Restless’ Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:40:46 +0000 Sean Smith/JPI StudiosOn the Thursday, March 12 episode of CBS' "The Young and the Restless," fans of the daytime drama series will be introduced to "The Price is Right" male model search winner James O'Halloran, who will guest star as a waiter in scenes with actors Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore) and Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin). In an interview with Soap Opera Network, O'Halloran reveals that his appearance on "Y&R" marks the first time he has ever been on the set of an American soap opera, his thoughts on winning the "The Price is Right" male model gig and what's next for the 6'1 Australian native.]]> 0 Ratings: Y&R/DAYS Up in Women 18-49 Demo Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:25:34 +0000 Corday Productions, Inc.Ratings Report for the Week of February 23-27, 2015]]> 42 Dee Wallace on Joining ‘GH': ‘I Have Never Had A Greater Challenge’ Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:14:50 +0000 Jill Johnson/JPI StudiosActress and author Dee Wallace has joined the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" as Patricia Spencer, the long-lost older sister of Luke and Bobbie Spencer (Anthony Geary and Jacklyn Zeman), Soap Opera Network has confirmed. ]]> 0 RATINGS: ‘Talk’ and ‘Deal’ Break February Sweeps Records; ‘Bold’ Attracts Strongest February Since 2008 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:40:23 +0000 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.CBS' "The Talk" and "Let's Make a Deal" continue showing ratings growth based on the just completed 2015 February Sweeps period. According to Nielsen Media Research data, both programs delivered their largest audiences ever during a February Sweep. The period also happened to be a good one for the network's "The Bold and the Beautiful," which attracted its largest February Sweeps audience since 2008. The daytime drama series averaged 3.97 million viewers, up 2% compared to last year's February Sweep.]]> 4 ‘DAYS” Lisa de Cazotte OUT! Albert Alarr Upped to Co-Executive Producer Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:05:35 +0000 Howard Wise/JPI StudiosHot on the heels of news that NBC's "Days of our Lives" has put out a casting call for the contract role of Finn, a new doctor set to work alongside Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) when he hits Salem later this year, comes word that the daytime drama series has made a shift in ranks behind the scenes. Lisa de Cazotte is out as co-executive producer, a role she took on in October 2011, with veteran "DAYS" director/producer Albert Alarr set to replace her.]]> 10 BREAKING NEWS: POP to Broadcast Daytime Emmys from Iconic Warner Bros. Studios Lot Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:00:07 +0000 National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesIt's official: "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will be broadcast live on Pop on Sunday, April 26 from 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT from the historic Warner Bros. Studios lot on Stage 16, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The awards show, which will share space previously utilized by such iconic films as "Casablanca," "Jurassic Park" and "Ghostbusters," will be executive produced by Michael Levitt and his Michael Levitt Productions banner. Credited for creating the "TV Land Awards," Levitt has previously produced "The Billboard Music Awards," "The Producers Guild Awards" and the "Young Hollywood Awards," along with several other award shows, music specials, reality shows, live events, non-fiction informational series and reunion specials.]]> 7 ‘DAYS’ Seeking ‘Legitimate’ Australian Actor For New Male Lead Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:40:01 +0000 Corday Productions; NBCIn the first major casting announcement under new head writers Dena Higley and Josh Griffith, who replaced Christopher Whitesell and Gary Tomlin last month, "Days of our Lives" is seeking to cast a legitimate Australian actor for the contract role of Finn, a "ruggedly handsome" Australian doctor who is doing his residency in Salem and will work under the stewardship of Doctor Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian), reports the Australian Associated Press and TV Tonight.]]> 3 Ratings: B&B Hits 8 Year High in Total Viewers Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:57:52 +0000 Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)Ratings Report for the Week of February 16-20, 2015]]> 52