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While only appearing in a handful of episodes of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in 2013 as Father Martin, actor Miles Gaston Villanueva is set to return to the soap next month in the newly created role of Luca Santori, a charming and mysterious Spanish prince from a wealthy family. The role is said to be recurring.
Eight months after it was announced that he would be vacating the role of Kyle Sloane on ABC's "General Hospital" comes word that actor Robb Derringer will be reprising the role he originated from outgoing "As The World Turns" alum Grayson McCouch (ex-Dusty Donovan). Sources tell Soap Opera Network that producers decided to take the character in a different direction, which prompted the change.
After a failed attempt in relaunching "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" for the web in 2013, Prospect Park co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz is returning to his roots with the relaunch of The Firm, the management and production company he co-founded in 1997 and ceased operations in 2008.
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Fans of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" were in for the shock of their lives when they witnessed the death of Aly Forrester at the hands of Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) late last month on the daytime drama series. In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, on sale Friday, portrayer Ashlyn Pearce talks about how she learned of her characters' ultimate demise and what the fan response has been like since the storyline twist kicked into high gear.
As previously reported, "General Hospital" will soon be saying goodbye to scribe Ron Carlivati and hello again to co-head writers Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante when the team officially takes over writing duties next month, with material not expected to fully hit the screen until mid-October, according to insiders. But what forced ABC to make a change in its writing regime? Ratings, of course! Thirteen consecutive weeks of ratings lows that is.
With 13 consecutive weeks of record low ratings in the key Women 18-49 sales demo, ABC announced today that it has decided to oust "General Hospital's" current head writer, Ron Carlivati, and replace him with newly appointed co-head writers Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante. The duo, who will officially take over writing reins beginning Monday, August 10, previously served together in the same capacity at CBS' "The Young and the Restless" up until January of this year. They won two consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team for their work on "Y&R" during their tenure.