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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- So you heard the story about ABC being sued for unpaid residuals owed to the estate of "General Hospital" creators Frank and Doris Hursley? Did you know that their children are Bridget Dobson, Deborah Hardy and Polly Keusnik? Why is that important? According to The Hollywood Reporter, two of the three women were writers on "GH" way back when and in the case of Bridget Dobson, she and her husband, Jerome, co-created NBC's cult classic "Santa Barbara." During the time the two were at odds with NBC, current "GH" executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps, oversaw the day-to-day...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Tuesday, April 26, soap fans, who were able to make it to protests in response to ABC's cancellation of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in major cities across the nation, found out the hard way that dictatorships (cough, television networks) don't play with crazy - they just call the cops on them! To be clear, by no means are we calling anyone crazy (except the boneheaded movers and shakers at ABC). Unfortunately, that is what some people believe when they hear you're a soap fan these days. But onto the news...According to those...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Oh ABC, ABC, ABC...or should I say ABC Daytime? In the two weeks since you opted to cancel the soaps citing poor financial returns and low ratings at "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," which caused backlash within the television community, a major advertiser pulls their ads off your network and then the incompetence of your top dog is uncovered by an employee to the press. So what else could you possibly have up your soapy sleeve? How about your being sued by the children of the creators of "General Hospital" for missing profit margins!...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we previously reported, Roger Howarth is set to return to "One Life to Live" this spring. And, while it isn't clear if he will be reprising his signature role as Todd Manning, or if he'll be playing someone else, fans can expect to see Howarth back in Llanview sooner than previously expected. Although he wasn't even scheduled to begin filming scenes until next month, ABC Soaps in Depth reports that Howarth will appear on screen beginning Friday, May 13, as the Todd storyline continues to unfold. "One Life to Live" Head Writer Ron Carlivati made the decision...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It seems that not even cancellation can stop the long-running ABC soap from introducing new characters. With less than nine months left until the final episode is set to air, "One Life to Live" has cast Barret Helms in the newly created contract role of "Baz." Fans may remember Helms from his role as Precious' dream boyfriend in the Oscar-nominated movie "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire." According to ABC, the character will have "a unique connection to one of Llanview's more recently-arrived residents." Judging by the description, could the "recently-arrived resident" that he is be...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "The Young and the Restless" during the week of April 25, 2011.THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESSOn Monday, April 25 Adam rails each person at the funeral for their role in Sharon's death. That same day Phyllis confesses all to a furious Jack. Sharon makes a new friend. Victor wants what Adam has, but Adam has a price.The Inside Story: At the End of Her Rope Agnes tells Jana that the outfit that is in the box is the one that her baby was wearing when Primrose took her....
Earlier today, Soap Opera Digest posted breaking news on their website when they reported that actress Cady McClain would be returning to ABC's "All My Children" in the role of Dixie Cooney. Shortly afterward, Soaps in Depth posted their own version of the news. Who to believe? At this point, it doesn't matter as long as Dixie's back! Then again, Cady did return in early 2010 when Dixie, who died via poisoned pancakes (what were the writers thinking?), and her ghost/spirit was used to usher out Palmer Cortlandt, who had "died" on the soap a few months after his real-life portrayer, James Mitchell, passed away.

on Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:10 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Teasers for the Week of April 25, 2011. ALL MY CHILDREN: TeasersMonday: (Episode #10607) -- J.R. tries to mend fences with Marissa. Ryan isn't pleased with the fact that Kendall and Ricky are planning a date. J.R. arranges a date for Bianca. (Rated: TVPG)Tuesday: (Episode #10608) -- Amanda disposes her birth control pills. Jake is shocked to learn that Cara and Tad were in bed together. Cara quits her job at the hospital. (Rated: TVPG)Wednesday: (Episode #10609) -- Who kidnapped Erica? Bianca likes Marissa. Caleb and J.R. butt heads. (Rated: TVPG...

on Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:05 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Teasers for the Week of April 25, 2011. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TeasersMonday: (Episode #10918) -- Natalie and Marty have another showdown. Blair thinks about her date with Tomas. Rama and Cristian bond. (Rated: TVPG)Tuesday: (Episode #10919) -- Tess and Ford await the judge's decision. Joey and Natalie visit Clint in the hospital. Deanna hopes to get back with James. (Rated: TVPG L, V)Wednesday (Erika Slezak 40th Anniversary Episode): (Episode #10920) -- Viki and Jean battle for control. Ford and Tess want Niki's return kept quiet. Viki passes out. (Rated: TVPG...

on Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:00 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Teasers for the Week of April 25, 2011. GENERAL HOSPITAL: TeasersMonday: (Episode #12291) -- Abby is arrested for murder. Maxie tries to set Liz up with someone. Luke complains to Sam. (Rated: TVPG L)Tuesday: (Episode #12292) -- Sonny tries to calm Luke down. Dante tries to prevent Ronnie from going after Michael. Maxie pushes Liz to come clean. (Rated: TVPG L)Wednesday: (Episode #12293) -- Robin encourages Brenda to have a DNA test conducted. Robin and Patrick plan for their date. Kristina gives Ethan her support. (Rated: TVPG L)Thursday: (Episode #12294) --...

on Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 4:37 AM
UPDATE POSTED @ 12:49 PM ET:Chrishell Stause has updated her twitter page and noted that she's hearing confirmation on the rumors that we've all been talking about (which  rumor is that exactly?). Meanwhile, she denied tweeting the picture of the Easter Eggs as posted by an anti-executive twitter account. Soap Opera Network apologizes for attributing that to Chrishell.  So what rumor are we about to learn is true?  Tune in to find out!PREVIOUS @ 4:37 AM ET(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- We're not saying she's referring to what we're thinking/hoping she's referring to, but it sure didn't squash the possibility, now did it? What...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You got to love ABC Daytime for its usage of the word REAL in its on air promos when touting the return of Rebecca Budig as the REAL Greenlee Smythe on "All My Children" back in 2008, but this isn't about Greenlee so let's have none of that. On the networks "General Hospital," viewers have seen Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) holding onto hope that Lucian (played by cutie pie Elvis Martinez) is her long thought dead son with Alexander Janacek (the never seen son of Suzanne and Theo), even though her husband, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) has...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The talented Shannon Kane played Natalia Fowler on "All My Children" from October 2008 to February 2011, and recently returned for a week long visit in late March. Socialite in training turned actress Leven Rambin played the sweet autistic Lily Montgomery from June 2004 to June 2008 and the dual role of the much more jaded Ava Benton on the same soap from from March 2007 to February 2008. In the last week, Kane has debuted in her second featured role in a motion picture; while Rambin has been cast in the first installment of one of...
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