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  • OLTL First Look: LaChanze Comes to ‘Life’ in New Role

    OLTL First Look: LaChanze Comes to ‘Life’ in New Role

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — When Broadway star and Tony Award winning actress LaChanze joins the cast of “One Life to Live” later this month in the recurring role of Yvette, she won’t be alone. Joined by Barret Helms (who will play Yvette’s son Baz), the daytime newcomer will also share a surprising connection to several Llanview residents,… Read More »

  • The ‘Write’ Stuff: Ron Carlvati Leaves Llanview for Port Charles

    ABC
    ABC
    After fifteen years of working in various positions on the "One Life to Live" writing staff, including serving as the show's head scribe for the last three years, ABC has announced that Ron Carlivati will be joining "General Hospital" as a script writer. The move will fulfill the remainder of the three-year contract Carlivati signed with the network last September. A similar two-year deal was hammered out at the time with "One Life" Executive Producer Frank Valentini. READ MORE
  • Francisco San Martin the Next Out at ‘Days of our Lives’

    Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
    Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
    Francisco San Martin is the next actor out at NBC's "Days of our Lives" as another week comes to a close where blood is spilled at the fledgling daytime drama series. The actor tweeted the news to fans before the show could make it official. READ MORE
  • Mark Hapka Spending his ‘DAYS’ in Salem Once More?

    Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
    Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
    With the news that "Days of our Lives" has let Gary Tomlin go as co-executive producer and Soap Opera Network unable to confirm who is replacing him at this time, rumors began swirling that actor Mark Hapka would be returning to the daytime drama series just days after reportedly stating that someone in particular (possibly Tomlin) was in the way of his employment with the show. READ MORE
  • ‘Days of our Lives’ Executive Producer Gary Tomlin Fired!

    Corday Productions, Inc.
    Corday Productions, Inc.
    After a week of unconfirmed (by the show) firings of numerous actors, NBC's "Days of our Lives" has now fired its co-executive producer, Gary Tomlin. The news was first reported by TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco on Twitter. News of Tomlin's firing comes on the heals of last months firing of head writer Dena Higley and the recent firings of actors Crystal Chappell (Carly Manning), Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain), Bren Foster (Quinn Hudson), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane), and Tamara Braun (Taylor Walker). READ MORE
  • Eva LaRue Returns to ‘All My Children’ this July

    Eva LaRue Returns to ‘All My Children’ this July

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Another name has been added to the growing list of former “All My Children” stars who have returned or are confirmed to be returning to bid the ABC soap adieu before taping concludes on September 2. So far, that list includes Josh Duhamel, Cady McClain, Thorsten Kaye and Shannon Kane. This evening, in… Read More »

  • CONFIRMED: Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Leaving ‘General Hospital’

    Photo Credit: Rick Rowell/ABC
    Photo Credit: Rick Rowell/ABC
    On Monday, May 23, three days after news broke that Ingo Rademacher (Jasper 'Jax' Jacks) had been fired by ABC's "General Hospital," Soap Opera Network tweeted that we had exclusively learned that Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda Barrett Corinthos) would be the next actor leaving the daytime drama series. On Thursday, May 26, just before the long Memorial Day Weekend, the actress confirmed our report when she revealed that her days with the soap were numbered via her Twitter page. Interestingly, the actress has been tweeting up a storm since revealing the news while keeping mum for nearly 3 months... READ MORE
  • ‘All My Children’ Confirms that Josh Duhamel is Coming Home

    ‘All My Children’ Confirms that Josh Duhamel is Coming Home

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Soap Opera Network first reported news of a Josh Duhamel return being in the works at “All My Children” in May following the 38-year-old actor making curious comments relating to the cancelled ABC soap on “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” Twitter and Facebook. On Monday, June 6, ABC confirmed speculation with the announcement that… Read More »

  • Tognoni & Degnan Bid Llanview Adieu

    Tognoni & Degnan Bid Llanview Adieu

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With only seven months left to go before the show becomes a part of television history, two more actors are about to depart from “One Life to Live.” ABC Soaps in Depth reports that Gina Tognoni (Kelly) and Tom Degnan (Joey) will be both be leaving Llanview behind later this summer as their… Read More »

  • Clearing Up the Statements: What Will ABC Daytime Look Like in Fall 2012?

    Disney/ABC Television Group
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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    After news broke today that ABC would be bumping "General Hospital" from its long time 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT timeslot beginning in September 2012 in favor of a new Katie Couric talk show, the network was forced to calm the nerves of fans who are still reeling from the cancellations of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." Unfortunately, the network is just delaying the inevitable to placate fans from believing that their favorite soap could be next. READ MORE