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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After three consecutive days of waiting to hear whether or not "All My Children" was about to get the axe from ABC, as has been speculated since Deadline's article on the soap being in danger, executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers took the time today to assure her cast and crew that the show was not being canceled by the network.As reported on Soap Opera Digest's twitter page, Soap Opera Network has learned through sources that Carruthers made it clear that the " rumors are just rumors." The news was later spread through Twitter by actress Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey) and also by Eric...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Today the world woke up to news that legendary actress and Academy Award winner Elizabeth Taylor, 79, had died. The cause of death was congestive heart failure according to her publicist, Sally Morrison, in a statement released to the Associated Press. Taylor, who died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, had recently gone under treatment for heart problems after years of medical setbacks. Although she was not one of the many honored guests and friends who attended the wedding of Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and Laura Webber (Genie Francis) on ABC's "General Hospital" on November 17, 1981," Taylor did...

on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 4:00 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- One of “All My Children” semi-regular players is set to wrap up their stint in Pine Valley Ella Thomas ends her run as the mobster associate and jealous gal pal of hit-man “Reverend” Ricky Torres (Eddie Matos), Diana Holden, on "All My Children" this April. The stunning Thomas debuted on the ABC soap on February 18 as one-half of the pair responsible for the murder of Kendall Hart Slater's (Alicia Minshew) husband. Thomas enjoyed a career as a successful model prior to catching the acting bug. Before getting the recurring role on “AMC”, Thomas had landed...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Daytime has a captive audience as the fate of "All My Children" appears to hang in the balance. On Monday morning, Deadline.com put soap fans on alarm when they reinforced the story Daytime Confidential first reported several weeks earlier: "All My Children" appears to be on the verge of cancellation! Since then, ABC's lack of confirmation which includes a glaring lack of denial has put soap fans even more on edge; a spokesperson for ABC continues to tell the media, including Soap Opera Network, that "the piece is just another story in a long line of stories...

on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 1:27 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You know who you are, you know what you have done. While millions of viewers wait on pins and needles to find out if their favorite daytime soap is about to get canceled by the network it has aired on for over 41 years, you are looking for work in reality TV. Shame on you!As previously reported, rumors of ABC's "All My Children" getting canned in favor of a new (and cheaper) talk show in the fall escalated on Monday, March 21, when Deadline.com posted an article that industry speculation had it that the network was in...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" looks to up its quota of minority characters by casting what appears to be yet another recurring role on the long-running daytime drama. As we previously reported, the soap recently released an audition script for the role of "Robbie" who, from the tone of the script seems to be have been involved in a volatile situation with a girl named "Rose" (Remember that "OLTL" often changes names in these scripts to distract viewers).  Soap Opera Network has since obtained more information regarding this new character. According to the casting breakdown, "One Life" is looking for...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As we previously reported, Nafessa Williams makes her daytime debut on Wednesday, March 23, as Deanna Forbes, the former girlfriend of James Ford (Nic Robuck), on ABC's "One Life to Live."  And, while Williams recently signed a four-year contract with the show, her time in Llanview was originally intended to be much shorter. Last fall, when the model and aspiring actress was first cast by the show, her character was only slated to appear in three episodes of the daytime drama.  Fortunately for Williams, however, the show decided to further develop the character of Deanna, who will try...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Expect to be seeing more of Todd Manning's oldest son Jack in the coming months on "One Life to Live," as Andrew Trischitta has becme the soap's newest contract cast member, one month to the day after he first appeared on the show. The news, which was posted earlier today on ABC Soaps in Depth's Twitter page, may come as somewhat as a surprise to some "One Life" fans, considering Trischitta has only appeared on screen in a handful of episodes since joining the show earlier this year (his first airdate was February 22).  The actor replaced fan...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- He may have only recently taken over the role of Sam Manning, the son of reformed rapist Todd Manning (Trevor St. John) and the late, mentally disturbed Margaret Cochran (Tari Signor) on "One Life to Live," but five-year-old Patrick Gibbons, Jr. is already making the most of his time in the spot light.  The kindergartner says in an interview that he becomes "very excited when see myself on TV.  I love it." However, Gibbons' parents almost passed on the chance to audition for the long-running daytime drama, believing their son's chances of landing the role were...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" Buchanan girls Bree Williamson (Jessica/Tess/Bess) and Melissa Archer (Natalie) are scheduled to be guests on Wendy Williams' show on Tuesday, March 22.  The episode will be headlined by R&B Musician Bobby Brown and will also feature a segment with Williams discussing her "Dancing with the Stars" debut.  On Monday, March 28, the talk show diva makes her second appearance on "One Life" as "Access Llanview" host Phyllis Rose. Williams made her "OLTL" debut on Wednesday, March 2 as part of a storyline referred to as "The Buchanans, A Family Under Siege." She is scheduled...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Over the weekend news broke that ABC's "General Hospital" had informed actor Tyler Christopher on Friday, March 18 that his contract would not be renewed. Christopher's contract was up for renewal in June and the soap had until last week to inform Christopher whether or not they had plans of renewing it, which they chose not to. In a statement released to ABC Soaps in Depth, Christopher answered the question everyone wanted to know with a simple "Yes, it's true."An ABC spokesman did not return a request for comment on this story.Tyler Christopher has portrayed the role...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- UPDATE: "All of us are excited to once again show America just how great and relevant daytime television is to all of us.  We look forward to a fabulous evening of television that will delight, entertain and enlighten," said Darryl Cohen, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in a statement in a CBS press release.“We are delighted to be working again with NATAS and CBS after last year’s great success,” said David McKenzie, executive producer and ATI president.  “Daytime television continues to be a dominant force in the industry and we’re proud that we’re bringing this...

on Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 12:00 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Teasers for the Week of March 21, 2011. GENERAL HOSPITAL: TeasersMonday: (Episode #12266) -- Jake hovers between life and death.  Dante and Sam work to figure out who hit Jake.  Jossyln is told she needs chemotherapy. (Rated: TVPG L)Tuesday: (Episode #12267) -- Sam realizes either she or Carly may be responsible for Jake's accident.  Robin asks Patrick to come home.  Sonny continue his search for Theo while on his honeymoon. (Rated: TVPG L)Wednesday: (Episode #12268) -- The Spencer family is there for one another.  Suzanne informs Theo where he can find Brenda's...

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