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(SoapOperaNetwork) -- Tad Martin's (Michael E. Knight) next marriage is set to be Pine Valley's biggest of the year; but will the Cad's parents impede his big plans? Ray MacDonnell and Lee Meriwether are returning to "All My Children" for a guest appearance this March. MacDonnell and Meriwether, of course, portray the husband and wife duo of Dr. Joe Martin and Ruth Martin on "AMC". MacDonnell, who will be 83-years old this March, is one of "AMC's" original cast members. He debuted on the ABC soap on January 5, 1970. The actor who received a Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmy award in...

on Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 12:44 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork) -- ABC's "One Life to Live" has partnered up with "STOMP Out Bullying" as it prepares to kick off a major storyline involving Shane Morasco (Austin Williams) and recently recast Jack Manning (now played by Andrew Trischitta), who has turned into a high school bully. In preparation, "One Life to Live" consulted "STOMP" and "Love Our Children USA" founder and CEO Ross Ellis, who discusses the alarming increase in bullying incidents in recent years in the March 1 edition of Soap Opera Weekly. On Tuesday, February 22, viewers will get their first glimpse of Trischitta, when it is revealed on...
As previously reported, "Days of our Lives" has cast daytime newcomer Francisco San Martin in the role of Dario Hernandez, Rafe (Galen Gering) and Gabi's (Camila Banus) brother. Interestingly, the actor previously appeared on "DAYS" in mid-November in the role of Javier Rodriguez, a sick patient that died as he was causing a deadly outbreak at Salem University Hospital while in the presence of Melanie (Molly Burnett) and Nathan (Mark Hapka).
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Deadline.com is reporting that ABC Family has given a series order to "The Lying Game," a drama based on the same name as the upcoming novel by "Pretty Little Liars" author Sara Shepard. The series is being written and executive produced by former "All My Children" and "General Hospital" Head Writer Charles Pratt, Jr. and will star "General Hospital's" Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) and former "As The World Turns" starlet Alexandra Chando (ex-Maddie Coleman).The series is about a girl named Emma (Chando), who finds out that she has an identical twin sister named Sutton Mercer (Chando in...

on Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:00 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork) -- Fans tuning in to last Friday's encore presentation of Todd and Blair's 1995 gold balloon wedding and hoping to take a trip down memory lane by watching "One Life to Live's" 1992-95 infamous "satin sheets" opening sequence, received an unexpected surprise.Instead of the familiar tune which long-time viewers were accustomed to hearing at the beginning of each episode in the early 1990s, they were instead treated to a remixed and more mellow version of the show's current theme music, which has been used since June 2004.The reason for the abrupt change is most likely attributed to copyright...

on Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:00 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest "One Life to Live" comings and goings for the month of March.For all those wondering where in the world is Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson), don't worry. He will be seen again on Tuesday, February 22, when he has an encounter with Shane, and again on Wednesday, March 2, when he receives some unpleasant news concerning a member of his family.Peter Bartlett is back as Nigel, also on March 2, when he learns something important about his employer while watching an episode of "Access Llanview" with host Phyllis Rose (Wendy Williams), which is all thanks to...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In early January, TVLine.com reported that "General Hospital's" Sebastian Roché would be appearing as a recurring character on "Criminal Minds," now Soap Opera Network has your scoop on who Roché will be playing and when you can get your first look at him on the CBS drama series.According to sources Roché will make his "Minds" debut beginning with the Wednesday, February 23 episode of the hit series in the role of Clyde Easter. In the episode entitled "Coda," Roché's character joins the BAU team after Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) enlists the help of two of her former...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Today friend to the site Michael Fairman posted his interview with "General Hospital's" Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) and Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda Barrett), which was conducted in anticipation of the duos on screen wedding that began airing today on ABC. General Hospital’s Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) chat with Michael Fairman to discuss the wedding day of Sonny and Brenda and the fallout. Plus, Vanessa reveals if she had a clause in her contract that the fictional couple had to actually make it past the “I do’s”. Then, the actors discuss their mutual admiration for working...

on Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 5:32 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Weeks after it was revealed that "The Bold and the Beautiful" had placed Kyle Lowder (Rick Forrester) on recurring status, news broke today that the show has done the same to Sarah Joy Brown who portrays Agnes 'Aggie' Jones on the drama series. Ironically, Brown is celebrating her 36th birthday today.According to Nelson Branco in his latest Suds Report at TVGuide.ca, the actress has been placed on recurring status after being on the show for little over a year. This would explain why the actress wasn't in the soaps newest opening sequence, which premieres during the Monday,...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you watched today's episode of "The Bold and the Beautiful," you may not have known that you were getting your final look at the soaps current opening sequence, which was released in 2004, because on Monday, February 21 daytime's youngest soap opera will debut its third opening sequence since the show premiered on March 23, 1987.In an interview with TV Guide Magazine, Executive Producer/Head Writer, Bradley Bell, revealed that the new sequence was created with the use of CGI."This is pretty monumental for us," said Bell. "We've always taken the if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it approach to our opening credits....

on Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 2:48 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, "General Hospital" star Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) was fired by the ABC soap in late January due to what was said to be "storyline dictated" reasons, but now Soaps In Depth is reporting that the actress is actually staying. So what's the deal?After tweeting to their followers earlier today that the actress was staying, In Depth instilled hope into the hearts of Herbst fans who were boycotting the show after they originally learned their favorite actress had been fired. "They’ve been incredibly organized,” said Richard M. Simms, executive editor of the mag in an...

on Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:40 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork) -- In a surprising move, “Days of Our Lives” has fired Co-Head Writer Christopher Whitesell. Whitesell joined the show in fall of 2008 when newly installed Co-Executive Producer Gary Tomlin brought him in to assist Head Writer Dena Higley.Whitesell’s previous Co-Head Writer stints were at “As The World Turns” (2005-2007), “One Life To Live” (2001-2003), “Sunset Beach” (1998-1999) and “General Hospital” (1997).Days of our LivesGary TomlinChristopher WhitesellDena Higley

on Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "General Hospital" during the week of February 21, 2011.THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITALJohnny and Lisa get very close on Monday, February 21. Lisa comforts Johnny. Maxie enlists Matt's help. Tracy & Lulu don't hold their punches with Dante. Luke faces Tracy's wrath, again. On Wednesday, February 23, a driven Kristina inches closer to the object of her affection. Michael and Abby are honest with each other. Patrick makes a very romantic profession to Robin on Thursday, February 24. Steve and Olivia have a serious discussion.The Inside Story: 'Til "Death" Do Us...
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