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Barring any unexpected preemptions, NBC's "Days of our Lives" will celebrate episode 12,000 with a bang on Friday, January 11, 2013 as friends and family in the town of Salem gather together for a wedding that will end all weddings. While we can't reveal what exactly will happen in the episode, we can tell you a huge secret will be revealed by an unexpected individual and that relationships (both familial and intimately) will be torn apart! Fans will be in for a treat as Cliffhanger Friday marks its return to "Days of our Lives."
The big news of December 2012 was word that Prospect Park was taking another stab at moving ABC's "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" to the web in 2013. The news was first reported by Deadline.com's Nellie Andreeva. In her initial reporting, Andreeva revealed that Prospect Park had made agreements with the unions SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and the DGA (Directors Guild of America). Previously, while the company had planned on debuting the shows on the web in early 2012, no deals had been signed with either union or the WGA (Writers Guild of America). This hindered the company's plan to move forward with the shows and resulted in a postponement that was announced in November 2011. In a statement at the time, AFTRA (prior to its merger with SAG) said that they were "deeply disappointed to read that the executives at Prospect Park have decided to suspend their efforts to produce the long-running and popular daytime serials." Additionally, the union had said that they "remain hopeful that an opportunity to revive these two popular series will emerge in the future, and remain ready to resume discussions should that opportunity arise." The future took more than a year, but it appears to have finally emerged. However, although a representative from SAG-AFTRA confirmed that an agreement with Prospect Park had been made when pressed for comment from Soap Opera Network early last week, it remains unclear if said agreement had actually been signed. "Not absolutely certain it had been signed but can check that for you," said the rep. Due to the holidays, we don't expect a response on that little detail until at least tomorrow, January 2.

Alert: Kirsten Storms Live Twitter Chat

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:52 PM EDT

‘Bold and Beautiful’ Adds to Cast

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 2:28 AM EDT
CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" has cast former "Guiding Light" stars Karla Mosley and Lawrence Saint-Victor in the contract roles of Maya Avant and Carter Walton, respectively. Their casting was announced by "B&B" executive producer and head writer Bradley P. Bell.

12/12/12: Maria Arena Bell’s Day of WIN

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Maria Arena Bell, who was let go as Executive Producer and Head Writer of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" earlier this year, was honored on Wednesday, December 12 with a Humanitarian Award for her dedication to arts advocacy during the 14th Annual Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards, which recognizes and honors exemplary men and women in the entertainment industry including those from the television, film and advertising worlds.

Scott Reeves Checking Out of ‘General Hospital’

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:28 AM EDT
Scott Reeves, who has portrayed Dr. Steven Lars Webber on "General Hospital" since 2009, has announced via his Twitter account that the ABC series has released him from his contract and that he will last air on the soap sometime in February."Hey guys, u know how much u mean 2 me and I wanted u 2 hear it from me. I was let go from GH today and my last day should b in Feb sometime," said Reeves in a Twitter posting shortly after 9:00 PM PST on Wednesday, December 12.
According to a tweet by Robert Adamson, who portrays Noah Newman on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," daytime newcomer Jhoanna Flores has joined the cast in an as yet to be determined role. "@ jhoannamarissa welcome to #YR.. I'll keep it under wraps for now who she's playing. But she's doing a great job!" read Adamson's tweet.
Viewers can go back in time and re-live the iconic episodes from the show’s debut in 1987 that introduced the world to the powerful Forrester family, including Eric, Stephanie, Ridge, Thorne and Kristen, and the fashion dynasty they rule, Forrester Creations, as well as the working-class Logan family, Brooke, Katie, Donna, Beth and Storm.