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(SoapOperaNetwork) -- Ever wondered how soaps make getting slapped look so realistic?  Or how the actors learn all those lines? On the heels of Shayna Seymour's walk-on role this week as "Shayna the diner waitress" on "One Life to Live," the Boston reporter takes fans behind-the-scenes of the long-running ABC soap to answer those questions and interview cast members Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Ted King (Tomas), Mark Lawson (Brody), and Josh Kelly (Cutter). The WCVB-TV anchor described her day in Llanview in a special episode of the station's weeknight news magazine show "Chronicle HD."  Click here to view Part 1 and...

on Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "General Hospital" during the week of February 28, 2011.THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITALA shaken Kristina opens up to Ethan. On Monday, February 28, Tracy is moved upon witnessing Luke's interaction with Edward. Patrick & Robin inch closer to reconciliation on Tuesday, March 1. Terrell finds the perfect way to get closer to Robin. Brook Lynn & Nikolas passionate eruption come to an abrupt halt. Nikolas tells Lucky that Elizabeth is the reason he can't commit to Brook Lynn. Elizabeth & Brook Lynn take the claws out Wednesday, March 2. Elizabeth makes...

on Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "One Life to Live" during the week of February 28, 2011.THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVETomas urges Téa to leave Todd. Blair learns of her mystery man's true identity, and gets an earful from Todd. James and Starr reach a new understanding. Starr tries to persuade Dani to go home on Thursday, March 3. Starr confides in Dani, and James in Nate. James pushes Nate to smooth things over with Todd. Todd demands Inez tell him what he wants to know. Later, Todd puts the fear of God into the...

on Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "All My Children" during the week of February 28, 2011.THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDRENWill Colby regret taking her rage viral? On Tuesday, March 1, following several interesting discoveries, Jack asks Erica why he should trust her. Erica faces off with Krystal. Jack tells Erica they need to go on hiatus. Ryan's presence during several pivotal baby moments prompts Madison to reconsider her decision; Greenlee, meanwhile, does the same. On Thursday, March 3, Greenlee tells David she'll get him the one thing he wants most in the world if he gets...

on Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 3:23 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Colleges and universities are now teaching their students more than traditional subjects like physics, Latin, English literature, and chemical engineering.  Since the dawn of the digital age, these institutes of higher learning have begun to offer a host of nontraditional courses, including studies in social networking, horror films, video games, and yes, even soap operas.At Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green Sam Ford, co-editor of The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era, is teaching a class this semester on the daytime drama genre as part of the college's Pop Culture Studies Program.  WKU...

on Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" DVR Alerts for the Week of February 28, 2011. GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTSMonday: Sonny vows to get answers from Shawn. Brenda finds herself in the Balkan's clutches. Jason notices something is wrong with Sam.Tuesday: Sonny is prepared to torture Shawn for information. Patrick and Robin grow closer. Kristina admits her feelings and long-term plans for Ethan.Wednesday: Shawn barely dodges a Balkan assassin who attacks him at General Hospital. Kristina witnesses Sam take a turn for the worse. Nikolas works up the courage to admit his feelings to Brook Lynn.Thursday: Dante urges Sonny...

on Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" DVR Alerts for the Week of February 28, 2011. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTSMonday: Blair learns who Tomas really is.  Joey punches John.  Will Brody and Langston make it in time to stop Tess and Ford's wedding?Tuesday: Dorian confronts Echo about her night with Charlie.  Dorian gets some sympathy from Cutter.  Clint walks away a free man.Wednesday: Wendy Williams first airs as Phyllis Rose, host of "Access Llanview."  Rex drops a bombshell on Bo.  Viki and Charlie discuss Jessica's mental problems.Thursday: Starr urges Dani to to home.  Todd puts...

on Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" DVR Alerts for the Week of February 28, 2011. ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTSMonday: Opal accidentally lets it slip to Jackson about Erica and Caleb's kiss. In order to deal with the stress in her life, Colby takes to her webcam. Asher admits to Colby he knew the truth.Tuesday: Jackson confronts Erica over kissing Caleb. Erica calls Krystal out on fantasizing about being with Jackson. Jake tells Tad why he fell in love with Cara.Wednesday: Griffin suggests to Kendall that it's time to move on from Zach. Diane tries to find out...
(SoapOperaNetwork) -- Ilene Kristen's (Roxy) daytime co-stars Kristen Alderson (Starr) and Brittany Underwood (soon to be ex-Langston) join her in the Off-Broadway production of the hit play, which centers around two gay men planning their wedding and having to deal with overbearing friends and family along the way, from March 17-19.  Also joining the show for those dates will be former "As the World Turns" stars Ellen Dolan (ex-Margo) and Marnie Schulenburg (ex-Alison).  Ilene Kristen's run as Aunt Toniann in the show goes through March 26.Directed by "OLTL" Associate Director and Editor Teresa A. Cicala, "My Big Gay Italian...

on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 4:22 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The sky is falling at ABC Daytime! At least that's what published reports have fans thinking after news broke yesterday that ABC is about to make "major decisions" relating to its daytime lineup of "The View," "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live."The StoryDaytime Confidential is reporting that ABC will be making a decision in the coming weeks regarding its daytime lineup in the wake of Oprah Winfrey's impending departure from the ABC O&O (Owned and Operated) stations across the country in September. The decision, which has been highly anticipated for sometime, is expected...

on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 4:20 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork) -- Sometimes even the biggest of television and movie stars keep up with the happenings in the world of daytime drama. In an interview earlier this month with "The View," Jennifer Aniston confessed that she is a fan of one of the central characters on "One Life to Live."After coming onstage to talk with the ladies of the ABC Daytime gabfest on February 10, Aniston stated that "I just met Viki from 'One Life to Live' in the elevator and I almost passed out." "The View" and "One Life to Live" have had studios in the same...

on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 12:35 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Just as fans rejoice that Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) is staying on at "General Hospital," word comes that Ingo Rademacher (Jasper 'Jax' Jacks) has been placed on a reduced work schedule with the ABC drama series.While Ingo does remain on contract with "GH," it is shocking to see how the show has been treating its vets as of late. Of course with a reported budget cut looming over their heads, show producers could take a closer look at who is being featured every day and not the one's who aren't to blame the dramas falling ratings on.Yesterday,...

on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 4:00 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork) -- The ABC soap is casting the minor role of "Dr. Campbell," for an upcoming storyline in which could be a matter of life or death for someone in Llanview. The scene opens with the "Detective" asking the doctor how the patient, named "Alice," is doing.  He tells him that they had to give her a lot of blood, but that her blood pressure has been holding steady, and that he is waiting for an operating room to become available so the surgical team can take care of her.  The doctor then orders the nurse to have a CT...
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