A few days ago a comment was posted on our website regarding why SOAPnet was still on the air, particularly on the posters cable system, despite the network widely expected to have left the airwaves in 2012. As we reported in April 2011, SOAPnet will transition into Disney Jr. at some point, but not until new deals are forged with cable operators.
Ratings Report for the Week of December 17-21, 2012
From "Cold Spring" to "Prosecuting Casey Anthony," former soap stars Marisa Ramirez ("General Hospital"), Sam Page ("All My Children"), Patrick Muldoon ("Days of our Lives," "Melrose Place"), Aiden Turner ("All My Children"), Elizabeth Rohm ("One Life to Live"), Sean Patrick Flannery ("The Young and the Restless") and Scott Evans ("One Life to Live") will grace the Lifetime movie screens this month as the group of actors help tell the networks tradition of stories involving stalkings, affairs and murder.
Beginning in February 2013, fans of NBC's "Days of our Lives" will have to get used to seeing a new set of faces portraying the role of Sydney DiMera, Sami (Alison Sweeney) and EJ's (James Scott) daughter. According to website Jason47.com, twins Nadia and Talia Hartounian will assume the role from twins Isabelle and Sahara Roberts at that time.
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.
Ratings Report for the Week of December 10-14, 2012
Ratings Report for the Week of December 3-7, 2012
As part of the on going promotion of "General Hospital" and its 50th anniversary season through social networking, actress Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) will be tweeting live with fans during today's East Coast broadcast of the ABC drama series.
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.