CBS has renewed its entire daytime lineup consisting of "Let's Make a Deal," "The Price is Right," "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Talk" through the 2016-17 television season, the network announced today.
As first reported on our Twitter page earlier today, due to ABC News coverage of former first lady Nancy Reagan's funeral, the network announced that it will be doing a full preemption of "General Hospital" on Friday, March 11. Therefore, already completed episodes of the soap will be pushed back by one day, the network said. Reagan's funeral is scheduled to begin at precisely 2:00 PM, EST and is expected to conclude by approximately 3:30 PM, EST.
In honor of ABC's "The Goldbergs" receiving its first ever TV Guide Magazine cover, the publication has turned back the dial with an all '80s-themed issue, due out on newsstands later this week. As part of the celebration, several of daytime's biggest hunks from the decade will be featured in the upcoming issue, including Kin Shriner (as Scotty Baldwin, "General Hospital"), Stephen Nichols (as Steven "Patch" Johnson, "Days of our Lives"), A Martinez (as Cruz Castillo, "Santa Barbara"), Doug Davidson (as Paul Williams, "The Young and the Restless"), Don Diamont (as Brad Carlton, "The Young and the Restless") and Michael E. Knight (as Tad Martin, "All My Children").
Veteran daytime director and producer Shelley Curtis has joined the directing team of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," Soap Opera Network has learned exclusively.
First reported by The New York Times, Paul Lee has stepped down as president, ABC Entertainment Group, effective immediately. Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, has named Channing Dungey as Lee's successor as president, ABC Entertainment. Dungey, who is credited with the successful launch of such shows as “Scandal,” “Criminal Minds,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Quantico,” “Army Wives” and “Once Upon A Time,” will report directly to Sherwood. Patrick Moran, executive vice president, ABC Studios, will continue to oversee day-to-day operations, and will also report directly to Mr. Sherwood.
If you tuned into today's episode of ABC's "General Hospital," you probably took notice of a conversation Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) and Jason Morgan (Billy Miller) had with Jason's mother, Dr. Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson), over Jason and Elizabeth's son, Jake (James Nigbor), and the severity of his recent injuries. Monica suggested that their son's orthopedic care be moved from General Hospital in Port Charles to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. The transition to Shriners marks the second consecutive year in which Shriners Hospitals for Children has teamed up with the daytime drama series to raise awareness and support for the expert care it provides to kids. Last year, the soap told the story of Spencer Cassadine (Nicolas Bechtel), who was severely burned following a fire at Wyndemere. In story, Spencer was treated at the Boston location for Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Congratulations are in order for former "General Hospital" head writer Ron Carlivati. The writer, along with his team consisting of Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles and Chris Van Etten, took home the WGA Award in the category of Daytime Drama for their writing work on the anniversary episode of the soap opera.
If you are a fan of "General Hospital," and have not been living under a rock, you are probably aware of Nathan Varni, manager, current series, ABC Entertainment. But what you may not be aware of is recent allegations that the executive may have allegedly crossed the line when it comes to revealing intimate details surrounding contract negotiations between the network and its actors, particularly in regards to Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber).
As previously reported, NBC has officially renewed "Days of our Lives" for next season, the show's 51st. In announcing the pickup, Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, said, "NBC is incredibly proud of the legacy of 'Days of our Lives' and we couldn’t be more excited to brings its fans new stories for the 51st season.
After months and months of negotiations, "Days of our Lives" has finally been renewed by NBC, reports deadline.com. The pickup ensures the soap will run through September 2017 and may also include an option for an additional year