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It has been three weeks since Ken Corday, Executive Producer and owner of NBC's "Days of our Lives," made his first move to save the soap from near oblivion with the firing of Head Writer Dena Higley and replacing her with former "Passions" scribes Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas. In the weeks that followed, soap stars Crystal Chappell (Carly Manning), Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain), Bren Foster (Quinn Hudson), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane), Tamara Braun (Taylor Walker), and Francisco San Martin (Dario Hernandez) were all out of jobs. If those changes weren't enough to signal a revolution heading toward Salem, it was definitely made clear with the firing of Co-Executive Producer Gary Tomlin along with the expected returns of Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans), Drake Hogestyn (John Black), and Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux) and the rumored returns of several former cast members including Mark Hapka (Nathan Horton) and Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton).
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Could Destiny Evans (Shenell Edmonds) be carrying a comatose Matthew Buchanan's (Eddie Alderson) baby? That's the topic up for discussion on "One Life's" latest online video blog hosted by Edmonds and her cast mate Kristen Alderson (Starr), whose character experienced her own teen pregnancy storyline in 2008. According to a spokesperson for the soap, Alderson will soon be drawn into the storyline when "Starr becomes a voice for reason for Destiny, who recently shared her first sexual experience with Matthew, as Starr wonders if she could be pregnant." The blog was launched on Friday, June 10. "ABC Daytime has a long history of entertaining while informing, using the strong foundation of a core characters to take the audience on an emotional journey while prompting discussion among our viewers. With the support of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, OLTL’s 2008 teen pregnancy story explored 16-year-old...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After news broke on Thursday, June 9 that Gary Tomlin was out as co-executive producer of NBC's "Days of our Lives," the two questions left unanswered were whether or not the soap would replace Tomlin or if executive producer Ken Corday would take on full-time duties as the shows sole EP. According to sources, the soap has indeed opted to replace Tomlin with someone new.The name being circulated since news of Tomlin's ouster became public yesterday has been Noel Maxam, who joined "DAYS" as a Producer/Director in August 2007. In late 2008, Maxam was promoted to Supervising Producer. Beginning his daytime career with "The Young and the Restless" in 1997 as an Associate Director, Maxam directed a number of episodes at the drama series starting in 1999 until his departure in August 2007 to join "DAYS." Both "Y&R" and "DAYS" are co-produced by Sony Pictures Television.Although a...

AMC PreVUE: Week of June 13 Edition

Friday, June 10, 2011 8:10 AM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "All My Children" during the week of June 13, 2011. THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN Madison lashes out at Scott on Monday, June 13. Ryan & Madison find comfort in each other in the wake of Lucy's christening. Madison's emotions continue to run high. Ryan & Madison's connection troubles Greenlee. Angie & Maya get acquainted on Tuesday, June 14. Frankie suggests to Angie that she hire Maya to help with Lucy. Angie tells Tad about David's proposal. Liza asks Colby for a fresh start. Colby confronts Maya about the bruise on her arm. Ben reveals to Erica that something he cost Jane led them both down their current paths. Jackson, Kendall & Bianca confront "Erica" about her drinking. Jane dismisses Bianca and confides in David that her new life is far from what she expected. She bristles at David's observation about why...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 13 Edition

Friday, June 10, 2011 8:05 AM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "One Life to Live" during the week of June 13, 2011. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE Cutter enjoys watching Rama continue to lie to Vimal about the baby. Vimal catches Rama and Cristian locking lips on Thursday, June 16. Being a gentleman, Cristian takes the blame and apologizes for his actions. Rama warns Cutter, while Vimal throws Cristian out. Rama is shocked to learn Vimal's parents are coming to visit them. Cristian makes a confession to Rama. On Friday, June 17, Rama and Cutter try to one-up each other. Elsewhere, the man with Todd's old face watches Starr and has a chat with Sam. Later, he spots another familiar face -- Blair. The Inside Story: Strange Bedfellows Natalie leans on John after finding out Clint is dying. The pair share a close moment, but remain unable to bridge the gap between them,...

GH PreVUE: Week of June 13 Edition

Friday, June 10, 2011 8:00 AM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "General Hospital" during the week of June 13, 2011. THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL Patrick & Coleman discuss fidelity. On Monday, June 13, Robin realizes Brenda is still unsure about the life she has chosen for herself and Alec. Anthony confronts Brenda. Jason & Sam contemplate if they could make the choice to turn away from a child of their own. Sam is hit with cramps while on a case with Spinelli on Thursday, June 16. She is surprised when Robin questions if she could be pregnant. Spinelli & Maxie run into each other the hospital. Lisa gets last minute tips from Anthony on how to exact her revenge. The hospital is sent into lock-down after Lisa makes her lethal presence known on Friday, June 17. The Inside Story: We All Fall Down Believing it will bring his son peace, Luke does his absolute...
(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, the identities of which may surprise you. Since news of LaChanze joining "One Life" first broke nearly a month ago, fans have speculated that her character would be related to James' (Nic Robuck) old flame Deanna Forbes (Nafessa Williams), based in part due to the show's strange obsession with a desire to connect every African-American character on the canvas to one another. And while, that may eventually turn out to be true, in a shocking twist, it will soon be revealed that it is actually another Llanview newcomer that Yvette has a history with. The actress...
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.
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.