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The November Sweeps ratings period is a time where the daytime soaps pull out all the stops to attract new and old viewers with big events, big reveals and big returns. No other soap has all three points nailed down as CBS' "The Young and the Restless," which will give viewers another dose of Grace Turner (Jennifer Gareis), now that Mariah (Camryn Grimes) has officially been revealed to be Sharon's (Sharon Case) daughter, while also giving fans insight into what Sharon's childhood friend, Amy Wilson (Julianna Morris Polaha), has been up to since last being seen in Genoa City. The soap will also welcome former "M*A*S*H" star Sally Kellerman to the cast in the newly created role of Constance Bingham. To ensure viewers are well versed into the happenings on screen and behind the scenes during this very important month, Soap Opera Network is breaking down who's coming, who's going, and when to expect those pesky preemptions we all love (to hate).
Fans have long wondered when "General Hospital's" contract cast would be a receiving a trimming, as it's widely known that the series has quite a large group of actors that make up the Port Charles canvas, but it was anyone's guess whose status would be changed. Soap Opera Network has learned that actors Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix DuBois), Kelly Thiebaud (Britt Westbourne) and John J. York (Mac Scorpio) have all been placed on recurring status. In the case of Thiebaud and Samuel, their status change will be reflected in the on air credits in the coming weeks. York has been listed as a recurring cast member since early October.
It'll be baby girl number three for "General Hospital's" Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri), who is expecting his third child with wife, Linda. "It was a bit of a surprise!" the actor tells ABC Soaps In Depth of being a father again. "Found out it was a girl two weeks ago in a text from Linda saying baby was healthy and to pour myself a drink because it was another girl," said the actor to Soap Opera Digest. "It's my goal to make them the best soccer/hockey playing princesses whether they like it or not!"
"The Young and the Restless'" Steve Burton is sticking around for at least another year as Dylan McAvoy, reports CBS Soaps In Depth. "I've re-signed for a year, and I'm very happy!" Burton tells the magazine.
Shortly after Kim Matula shocked the soap world with the news that she has chosen not to renew her contract as “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Hope Logan and that she has already taped her final scenes, her longtime co-star Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer) took to social media and publicly declared his thoughts on the turn of events.
As previously reported, actress Kim Matula has opted to exit CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" after portraying the contract role of Hope Logan on the daytime drama series for the last five years. In a posting on her Instagram page, Matula confirms her exit and shares what led to her decision to leave the world's most watched soap!
In one of the rarest of circumstances, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" announced on Twitter earlier this evening that actress Kim Matula (Hope Logan) will soon be departing the daytime drama series, just hours after Matula appeared live alongside co-stars Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller) and Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy Forrester) on the network's daytime talk show, "The Talk." Under normal circumstances the talent, or their representatives, would reveal departure news to the press or social media before the show was able to confirm casting updates.
As the saying goes, "Remember, remember! The fifth of November," in reference to the fifth day of the month of November, which got a modern boost in understanding via the Natalie Portman vehicle "V for Vendetta," some CBS Daytime soap fans will remember the day for a presidential press conference that resulted in their favorite soaps being interrupted in several markets, including the second largest market - Los Angeles! As a result, those impacted markets will offer makegoods, which finds stations re-running a program that may have been interrupted in any significant way in its corrected form at a later time. "The Bold and the Beautiful" did not air in nearly 11% of the country, while "The Young and the Restless" did not air in nearly 7% of the country.
As a result of a presidential press conference taking the place of today's, November 5, episode of ABC's "General Hospital" in several major markets, including six of the eight markets that recently moved the show back to its original time slot, the daytime soap opera will be airing in the overnight hours on those impacted stations for what is known as makegoods. This process finds stations re-running a program that may have been interrupted in any significant way in its corrected form at a later time.
Yesterday, we reported that “General Hospital” star Parry Shen (Brad Cooper) will be guest-starring on an upcoming episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and today, Soap Opera Network is bringing you the first look of the actor in his primetime role!
As the polls close in some states, and prepare to close in others, it might come as a surprise to learn which of your favorite television shows may appeal more to those who share a different political viewpoint from that of your own. In the weeks leading up to the mid-term elections taking place today, Bloomberg did a study that followed political ad spending on various forms of programming aired throughout the year leading up to election night. In it, Bloomberg noted that "General Hospital," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Talk," "The Steve Harvey Show" and even "Judge Judy," among others, aired more Democratic political ads while news oriented programming such as "CBS Sunday Morning," "NBC Nightly News," "Nightline," the Sunday editions of both "Good Morning America" and "The Today Show," and even game show "The Price is Right," aired more Republican ads.

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