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  • B&B Casting Tidbits: Week of May 13

    Bell-Phillip Television Productions
    Bell-Phillip Television Productions
    New and old faces hit "The Bold and the Beautiful" next week: READ MORE
  • Disney/ABC Television Group Launching WATCH ABC Application; ‘GH’ Fans Able to Watch LIVE in Sync with Broadcast Airing For First Time

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Just days before its upfront presentation to Madison Avenue on Tuesday, May 14, the Disney/ABC Television Group has announced that viewers of ABC programming in New York City and Philadelphia (via their WABC and WPVI affiliates) will be able to watch ABC's Live 24/7 linear broadcast network programming online for the first time ever through the new WATCH ABC application. Viewers can access WATCH ABC online at ABC.com or by downloading the WATCH ABC app on their iOS or Kindle Fire devices. The WATCH ABC app will be available on Samsung Galaxy devices this summer. READ MORE
  • The Women of ‘The Talk’ Dish On Dream Guests, ‘The Real Housewives’ and Catfights

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    CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
    When five smart, high-powered, self-made women get together, claws generally come out and the fur flies. But that’s the exact opposite of what happened when CBS’s Watch magazine recently gathered the women of “The Talk” — Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler — together for a very candid roundtable interview. “There are a lot of representations of women on television where they just aren’t being kind to each other,” Tyler says of what makes “The Talk” stand out. “Female-focused television has become antagonistic—some of the most popular shows are about women competing with each other—and... READ MORE
  • Y&R/B&B Co-Creator Lee Phillip Bell on Passing of Jeanne Cooper: ‘Her Crowning Glory Was Her Family’

    Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    In a statement released just a short time ago, Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," said, "JEANNE COOPER: respected colleague, industry icon, woman of passion and grandeur; most important, beloved friend. She was a shining beacon. Her love was unexpendable, and was given freely to all, from fans to great celebrities. She was not jaded by success, nor impressed by wealth and fame. Her crowning glory was her family: her children Corbin, Collin and Caren and her grandchildren, whom she adored, and all of whom adored her in... READ MORE
  • Justin Hartley Set To Be Melissa Joan Hart’s New Boy Toy!

    NBC
    NBC
    “Passions’” alum Justin Hartley has done a lot of work since he left his role as Fox Crane in 2006, including a leading role as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in “Smallville,” as well as a role as Will Collins in “Emily Owens M.D.” And now comes word of the actor’s next chapter: He’ll be playing the boyfriend of Melissa Joan Hart’s character in ABC Family’s “Melissa & Joey!” READ MORE
  • Jeanne Cooper Official Death Announcement / Obituary

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    Sony Pictures Television
    Internationally renowned actress Jeanne Cooper, who played the vibrant and tough grand dame with a heart of gold, Katherine Chancellor on “The Young and the Restless”, died on May 8, 2013 after a brief illness. READ MORE
  • FOX Teases New Fall Lineup; ‘OLTL’s’ Melissa Fumero Stars In Network’s New Comedy!

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Though the official announcement of FOX’s fall schedule won’t be happening until Monday, the network has released a sneak peek of the new programming it has picked up and plans to air near the end of the year. And it looks like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” a comedy starring “One Life to Live’s” Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana Cramer) made the cut! Read on for details on that as well as the three other comedies and five dramas Fox has given teasers for! READ MORE
  • BREAKING NEWS: CBS To Air Jeanne Cooper Tribute Episode of ‘The Young and the Restless’

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    Sony Pictures Television
    On Tuesday, May 28, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" will air a special tribute episode honoring the life of the late Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor). Cast members, friends and family of the beloved actress will gather on set next week to shoot a celebration of the life of Cooper, who passed away this week at the age of 84. Cooper, who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for more than 39 years, was the show’s longest-running cast member. READ MORE
  • Ratings: Bad Week For All Soaps

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    Soap Opera Network
    Ratings Report for the Week of April 29 - May 3, 2013 READ MORE
  • Susan Lucci Lends Iconic Dress to Smithsonian’s Daytime Memorabilia Exhibit

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    SI.edu
    As previously reported, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have partnered up to amass a collection of costumes, scripts, photographs, props, awards and other materials recognizable to daytime fans for a special Daytime Television exhibit. The museum held a special ceremony today, May 9, to not only celebrate the partnership, but to also officially launch a three-year artifact collecting initiative and to announce the first items to be lent for the exhibit! READ MORE