Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:23 AM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group (pictured right wearing sun glasses), went into the ABC Upfront on Tuesday, May 17 knowing he was the most hated man in television today. Frons inherited the title from former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and all it took was a bunch of protesting fans to get the message across as they booed the executive while he walked across the street from Lincoln Center to an ABC After party at the Atlantic Grill restaurant. So how does the man that canceled a collective 83-years of daytime drama respond to angry fans? With a chuckle of course!As the Soap Fans United protest was reaching its final half hour and industry movers and shakers made their way to various parties in and around New York City, daytime soap fans were surprised to see Frons walk right on by as they rallied on...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:15 AM EDT
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 11:42 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" issues a new casting call for a character who appears to have risen from the dead. The newest audition script is for the role of "Irene." The scene opens with Mr. Baker (played by Jonathan Earl Peck, who debuted last Friday, in scenes opposite Roger Howarth) visiting a visibly upset Mrs. Irene Williams at her office. Baker tries to explain what happened, saying the situation had gotten seriously out of control. Irene laments that she should have sent someone else to do the job, and that all the years they have spent covering up the truth was for nothing, all because of a DNA test. Mr. Baker takes full responsibility for the prisoner's escape and tells her that he's sorry. She reminds him that they have known one another for years, and to please call her Irene. Baker thanks her and says that he believes...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:53 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — She may have only appeared in two episodes of the long-running ABC soap, and she may not be a household name for many soap fans, but 22-year-old actress Katrina Bowden topped a recent Esquire online reader's poll, to gain the magazine's top honor last month, garnering more than two millions votes. Bowden, who has played Liz Lemon's (Tina Fey) assistant Cerie on "30 Rock" since 2006, originated the role of bad girl Britney Jennings on "One Life to Live" on September 26th of the same year. However, she would only appear in one other episode (on October 4) before leaving the show and being replaced by Portia Reiners (who remained with the show until the character was written out a year later). "I was up against Kim Kardashian," the actress recently told the editor of Yahoo!'s Lifestyle blog. "And then - let's put it this way,...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:10 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Here's a glimpse at tomorrow's Pine Valley drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Wednesday's episode of "All My Children," courtesy of ABC.com. Greenlee remains with Ryan at the hospital. Kendall continues to work to win over Ricky's trust. And Griffin searches for evidence on Ricky's computer.All My ChildrenSneak Peek
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:05 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Here's a glimpse at tomorrow's Llanview drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Wednesday's episode of "One Life to Live," courtesy of ABC.com. Marty frantically searches for the tape of her therapy session. Matthew and Destiny share another kiss. And John and Bo discuss Marty's disappearance.One Life to LiveSneak Peek
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:00 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Here's a glimpse at tomorrow's Port Charles drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Wednesday's episode of "General Hospital," courtesy of ABC.com. Robin and Patrick share a moment at the hospital. Lisa continues to plot her revenge. And Michael pays Jason a visit.General HospitalSneak Peek
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:32 PM EDT
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:50 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we previously reported, Barret Helms, who played Precious' dream boyfriend in the Oscar-nominated movie "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," has joined the cast of "One Life to Live" in the contract role of Baz. Now, in an update to our initial report, we can tell you that Helms is expected to make his "One Life" debut on Monday, June 20. Look for his character to have "a unique connection to one of Llanview's more recently-arrived residents." While it is rumored that Baz will be related to James Ford's (Nic Robuck's) ex-girlfriend Deanna Forbes (Nafessa Williams), SON can confirm that he will be related to another "One Life" newcomer. Helms tweets that "Tony Award winner LaChanze is playing my mom! Pedigree." LaChanze, as we reported earlier today, has been cast by "OLTL" in the recurring role of Yvette, who is said to "have a surprising...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 2:19 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Tony Award winning Broadway star Rhonda LaChanze Sapp has been cast in a newly created role on the recently cancelled ABC soap. According to ABC Soaps in Depth, the 49-year-old Sapp, or LaChanze as she is better known, has been cast in the recurring role of Yvette, a woman who shares "a surprising connection to someone in Llanview." The actress is best known for her portrayal of Celie in the stage production of "The Color Purple," where she appeared opposite former "One Life" star Renee Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline). LaChanze has also appeared in a number of other stage productions, including "Dreamgirls," "Ragtime," "Funny Girl," and "The Whiz." She has also guest starred in a several television shows, such as "Law & Order: SVU," "Sex and the City," and "The Cosby Show." A first airdate has not been announced, however, LaChanze is expected to make her Llanview debut sometime in June. While...