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  • ‘The Chew’ Falls Again! Talk Show Reaches Lowest Benchmark for Daytime Programming

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    Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC
    A few weeks ago an insider informed us that a 1.7 is the lowest acceptable point a daytime program can reach in households before television networks begin to worry about the future of the program on their daytime schedules (ten years ago it was a 2.7). After four days on the air, "The Chew" has hit that benchmark. READ MORE
  • 10 Years of Roxy: Ilene Kristen Reflects on the Past and ‘One Life’s’ Future

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    George De Sota/jpistudios.com
    Ilene Kristen didn't debut as Roxy Balsom on ABC's "One Life to Live" until November 2001, but the actress did learn she had the job on September 10 of that year and began filming on September 27. Ten years later the actress reflects on the days after learning she had gotten the job, and what she is looking forward to when the soap transitions to Prospect Park in the coming months. READ MORE
  • Report: ‘One Life to Live’ Head Writer Ron Carlivati Heading to Prospect Park?

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    Donna Svennevik/ABC
    As previously reported, "One Life to Live" executive producer Frank Valentini will be taking over both "OLTL" and "All My Children" when he begins his new position as Vice President, Serial Dramas, for Prospect Park immediately following the end of production for "One Life" under the guidance of ABC. Now comes word from our friends at Daytime Confidential, who are reporting that "One Life to Live" Head Writer Ron Carlivati will be joining the show when it transitions to the web beginning in January, despite ABC declaring his move to "General Hospital" in June - weeks before it was... READ MORE
  • OLTL PreVUE: Week of October 3 Edition

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    Lou Rocco/ABC
    A look at what's happening on "One Life to Live" during the week of October 3, 2011. READ MORE
  • GH PreVUE: Week of October 3 Edition

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    ABC
    A look at what's happening on "General Hospital" during the week of October 3, 2011. READ MORE
  • Soap Blogger Michael Fairman Joins Entertainment Games, Inc.

    Entertainment Games, Inc. Teams Up With Daytime Drama Industry Expert Michael Fairman to Create Social Game Soaps for the Heyday Platform READ MORE
  • Tonja Walker Brings Alex Back to ‘Life’

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    TonjaWalker.com
    It's official! Another fan favorite is on her way back to "One Life to Live." In a message on her Facebook page, Tonja Walker not only confirms that she will be reprising her role of Alex Olanov, but also reveals a few of the characters she will be mingling with when she returns later this fall. READ MORE
  • Entertainment Weekly Places ‘Bullseye’ on Mario Batali and ‘The Chew’

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    Ida Mae Astute/ABC
    Each week Entertainment Weekly puts together "The Bullseye," a gathering of images in which "pop culture news that was right on target" for the week comes together leading to the "events that missed the mark." For its October 7, 2011 issue, the magazine placed a "Bullseye" on "The Chew's" Mario Batali. READ MORE
  • ‘All My Children’ Ends Television Run With Highest Ratings In Four Years! First Time Soap Places 2nd in Households Since 1995!

    The Final Cast Shot of the Cast of "All My Children" (Photo: ABC)
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    The Final Cast Shot of the Cast of "All My Children" (Photo: ABC)
    "All My Children," aired its series finale on Friday, September 23, 2011 with its largest weekly audience in over four years (since week of August 20, 2007), its largest single day episode in more than 4 1/2 years (since the May 11, 2007 episode) and tied its highest weekly household rating in four years (since week of September 24, 2007). The canceled ABC soap managed to place second in households for the first time in 16 years (since week of July 10, 1995) and placed second in viewers for the first time in nearly seven years (since week of... READ MORE
  • ‘The Chew’ by the Numbers: Three Days and Already Below ‘All My Children’s’ Year-Ago Performance

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    Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC
    Although ABC did not expect "The Chew" to outperform "All My Children" every day nor did they expect it to beat it in the long-run, after all the ultimate goal is to save money by producing a cheaper show, the network should still be a little worried about "Chew's" performance after three days of ratings data have been released. READ MORE