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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Oh ABC, ABC, ABC...or should I say ABC Daytime? In the two weeks since you opted to cancel the soaps citing poor financial returns and low ratings at "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," which caused backlash within the television community, a major advertiser pulls their ads off your network and then the incompetence of your top dog is uncovered by an employee to the press. So what else could you possibly have up your soapy sleeve? How about your being sued by the children of the creators of "General Hospital" for missing profit margins! That's right folks, according to TMZ.com, the estate of Frank and Doris Hursley, the creators of "GH," headed up by their children, is suing The Walt Disney Company owned ABC for what they claim are missing profits from the syndication of the show. Yes people, this is directly related to...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we previously reported, Roger Howarth is set to return to "One Life to Live" this spring. And, while it isn't clear if he will be reprising his signature role as Todd Manning, or if he'll be playing someone else, fans can expect to see Howarth back in Llanview sooner than previously expected. Although he wasn't even scheduled to begin filming scenes until next month, ABC Soaps in Depth reports that Howarth will appear on screen beginning Friday, May 13, as the Todd storyline continues to unfold. "One Life to Live" Head Writer Ron Carlivati made the decision to insert some of Howarth's scenes into episodes several weeks ahead of his original anticipated first airdate early this summer, after ABC cancelled "OLTL" earlier this month. Howarth played Todd Manning from 1992-1998, and again from 2000-2003, at which point Trevor St. John took over the role.One Life to LiveCastingRon CarlivatiABC...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It seems that not even cancellation can stop the long-running ABC soap from introducing new characters. With less than nine months left until the final episode is set to air, "One Life to Live" has cast Barret Helms in the newly created contract role of "Baz." Fans may remember Helms from his role as Precious' dream boyfriend in the Oscar-nominated movie "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire." According to ABC, the character will have "a unique connection to one of Llanview's more recently-arrived residents." Judging by the description, could the "recently-arrived resident" that he is be connected could be James' (Nic Robuck) ex-girlfriend Deanna Forbes (Nafessa Williams), or could it be someone else?  Stay tuned to find out! In casting breakdowns, the character was previously listed named "Robbie," who was described "a sexy and confident college student who interns at a well-known newspaper." Soap Opera Network recently...

Y&R PreVUE: Week of April 25 Edition

Monday, April 25, 2011 10:29 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "The Young and the Restless" during the week of April 25, 2011.THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESSOn Monday, April 25 Adam rails each person at the funeral for their role in Sharon's death. That same day Phyllis confesses all to a furious Jack. Sharon makes a new friend. Victor wants what Adam has, but Adam has a price.The Inside Story: At the End of Her Rope Agnes tells Jana that the outfit that is in the box is the one that her baby was wearing when Primrose took her. Jana realizes that Billy and Victoria are the parents of Daisy and Daniel's daughter. She quickly goes to work in piecing together the shredded bank documents and realizes that the number that she gave Kevin is one and the same. Wanting to prove that she's still good for Kevin, she...
Earlier today, Soap Opera Digest posted breaking news on their website when they reported that actress Cady McClain would be returning to ABC's "All My Children" in the role of Dixie Cooney. Shortly afterward, Soaps in Depth posted their own version of the news. Who to believe? At this point, it doesn't matter as long as Dixie's back! Then again, Cady did return in early 2010 when Dixie, who died via poisoned pancakes (what were the writers thinking?), and her ghost/spirit was used to usher out Palmer Cortlandt, who had "died" on the soap a few months after his real-life portrayer, James Mitchell, passed away.

AMC Teasers: Week of April 25 Edition

Monday, April 25, 2011 2:10 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Teasers for the Week of April 25, 2011. ALL MY CHILDREN: TeasersMonday: (Episode #10607) -- J.R. tries to mend fences with Marissa. Ryan isn't pleased with the fact that Kendall and Ricky are planning a date. J.R. arranges a date for Bianca. (Rated: TVPG)Tuesday: (Episode #10608) -- Amanda disposes her birth control pills. Jake is shocked to learn that Cara and Tad were in bed together. Cara quits her job at the hospital. (Rated: TVPG)Wednesday: (Episode #10609) -- Who kidnapped Erica? Bianca likes Marissa. Caleb and J.R. butt heads. (Rated: TVPG V)Thursday: (Episode #10610) -- Kendall informs Cara and Tad that Griffin is helping doctors in Afghanistan. Jackson grows frustrated. Erica remains in danger. (Rated: TVPG L)Friday: (Episode #10611) -- Kendall continues to charm Ricky. Asher gains access to Bianca's e-mail account. Caleb has his doubts about posting an...

OLTL Teasers: Week of April 25 Edition

Monday, April 25, 2011 2:05 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Teasers for the Week of April 25, 2011. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TeasersMonday: (Episode #10918) -- Natalie and Marty have another showdown. Blair thinks about her date with Tomas. Rama and Cristian bond. (Rated: TVPG)Tuesday: (Episode #10919) -- Tess and Ford await the judge's decision. Joey and Natalie visit Clint in the hospital. Deanna hopes to get back with James. (Rated: TVPG L, V)Wednesday (Erika Slezak 40th Anniversary Episode): (Episode #10920) -- Viki and Jean battle for control. Ford and Tess want Niki's return kept quiet. Viki passes out. (Rated: TVPG V)Thursday: (Episode #10921) -- Rex makes a confession to Gigi. Cutter and Aubrey argue over Joey. John plans to have dinner with Marty. (Rated: TVPG)Friday: (Episode #10922) -- Dani tells Téa about the syringe. Blair and Tomas begin their date. John tries to get information out of Marty....

GH Teasers: Week of April 25 Edition

Monday, April 25, 2011 2:00 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Teasers for the Week of April 25, 2011. GENERAL HOSPITAL: TeasersMonday: (Episode #12291) -- Abby is arrested for murder. Maxie tries to set Liz up with someone. Luke complains to Sam. (Rated: TVPG L)Tuesday: (Episode #12292) -- Sonny tries to calm Luke down. Dante tries to prevent Ronnie from going after Michael. Maxie pushes Liz to come clean. (Rated: TVPG L)Wednesday: (Episode #12293) -- Robin encourages Brenda to have a DNA test conducted. Robin and Patrick plan for their date. Kristina gives Ethan her support. (Rated: TVPG L)Thursday: (Episode #12294) -- Luke's loved ones intervene to help him combat his alcohol problem. The Spencers read letters to Luke. But will Luke agree to enter rehab? (Rated: TVPG L)Friday: (Episode #12295) -- Sonny advises Michael to keep his distance from Abby. Lucian goes missing. Maxie wonders why Jason and Sam are...

What You Talkin’ Bout Chrishell (Stause)?

Monday, April 25, 2011 4:37 AM EDT
UPDATE POSTED @ 12:49 PM ET:Chrishell Stause has updated her twitter page and noted that she's hearing confirmation on the rumors that we've all been talking about (which  rumor is that exactly?). Meanwhile, she denied tweeting the picture of the Easter Eggs as posted by an anti-executive twitter account. Soap Opera Network apologizes for attributing that to Chrishell.  So what rumor are we about to learn is true?  Tune in to find out!PREVIOUS @ 4:37 AM ET(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- We're not saying she's referring to what we're thinking/hoping she's referring to, but it sure didn't squash the possibility, now did it? What exactly are we talking about? "All My Children's" Chrishell Stause (Amanda Martin) tweeted something very interesting on her Twitter page on Easter Sunday along with a retweet of a picture posted by a Twitter account demanding the ouster of Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group. Of course, said tweets...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You got to love ABC Daytime for its usage of the word REAL in its on air promos when touting the return of Rebecca Budig as the REAL Greenlee Smythe on "All My Children" back in 2008, but this isn't about Greenlee so let's have none of that. On the networks "General Hospital," viewers have seen Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) holding onto hope that Lucian (played by cutie pie Elvis Martinez) is her long thought dead son with Alexander Janacek (the never seen son of Suzanne and Theo), even though her husband, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) has his doubts. Next month, the show might prove Sonny right!Soap Opera Network has learned that "GH" has cast child star Quinn Friedman in the role of Alec, who is presumed to be the REAL son of Brenda Barrett (now Corinthos). The actor's first airdate is set for Thursday, May 12....