Interviews | Soap Opera Network

InSession with Tyler Christopher

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 12:00 AM EDT
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 11:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Last month Soap Opera Network asked readers like you to send us your questions for Tyler Christopher. He responded and now he has his first sit down interview with Soap Opera Network, and delves deeper into the role that helped define him into the man that he is today. Tyler Christopher has been portraying the role of Nikolas Cassadine on ABC's "General Hospital" off-and-on since joining the cast in July 1996. He has been nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards. He married the love of his life, Brienne Pedigo, in 2008 and is expecting his first child in 2009. Christopher and Pedigo were married on September 27, 2008 and their son (yes, it's a boy!) is due on October 1, 2009. So what's real-life been like for the expecting family man? "Life is great in our home. We're both...

An Interview with Nancy Curlee

Thursday, April 9, 2009 4:00 PM EDT
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 team in 1993) and a Writers Guild Award for the 1991 season. Curlee graduated from Hollins College, in 1979, with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She also attended college at University of East Anglia in England for a year. Curlee is married to Stephen Demorest, who is also a...

An Interview with Karen Harris

Sunday, October 26, 2008 9:21 PM EDT
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 Oxford, England and came to the United States when she two years old. After spending several years in Hartford, Connecticut, she moved to Los Angeles at the age of nine. Soap Opera Network had the privilege to chat with this extremely talented writer about her career in daytime and her new...

An Interview with Sara A. Bibel

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 9:01 PM EDT
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 grew up in Berkeley, California and later attended Harvard University, majoring in English and American Literature – she insists despite the way that sounds, her childhood was more “Gilmore Girls” than “Gossip Girl.”Xavier Toups: Did you grow up watching soaps? Sara Bibel: My best friend got me into...

An Interview with Brian Frons

Saturday, July 21, 2007 7:50 PM EDT
By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital: Night Shift" premiered on July 12, 2007 with an average of 1 million total viewers and just under 500,000 viewers in Women 18-49. The reach the soap had was beyond anyone's expectations at SOAPnet and the Disney-ABC Television Group. So what does the head of the company's daytime division think of the premiere? "Obviously thrilled. There is a mass idea there where you put all of these 'GH' viewers and say 'let's come up with something that is spun out of 'GH' and put it on SOAPnet.' It seems like a pretty basic programming idea, but you still have to make a terrific show and hope that people will watch it -- and Jill and Bob have done that."On Saturday, July 14, 2007, Soap Opera Network was given an opportunity to speak with Brian Frons, , after the "General Hospital: Night Shift" press...