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  • Daytime Soaps Taking a Rest on Labor Day

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    CBS
    With the final days of summer upon us, many across the nation are gearing up to head to the beach or have one last BBQ before returning to the office or school to tackle responsibilities of the mind next week, with Labor Day being the official holiday of rest for the working class in America. Unfortunately, for those staying home on Monday, September 1, in order to catch up on their favorite soaps, you'll either be seeing a repeat of "General Hospital" on ABC or no soaps at all on CBS and NBC.
  • Alison Sweeney Set For ‘DAYS’ Return!

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    Chris Haston/NBC
    Since it was first announced that Alison Sweeney would be departing NBC's "Days of our Lives" after more than 22 years portraying Sami Brady on the daytime soap opera, Sweeney has made it clear that she'd always welcome a return visit to Salem when the timing is right. Well, she's back!
  • RATINGS: ‘Y&R’ Posts Largest Women 18-49 Rating Since April

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    CBS
    Posting its best Women 18-49 rating since April, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" leads the week amongst all broadcast daytime drama series in Women 18-49 and Women 25-54, while averaging 4.47 million viewers for the week of August 18-22, per Nielsen Media Research ratings data. The soap was up 2% in viewers from the week-ago, posting its largest audience since the week of July 21-25.
  • Retro TV Announces ‘The Doctors’ Launch Date; Classic Soap Returns to the Air This September!

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    NBC Universal
    Retro TV has announced that its finally set a debut date for reruns of the classic soap opera, “The Doctors.” According to an official press release sent out today, the sudser will join the network’s afternoon lineup starting Monday, September 29!
  • FInd Out Who Melissa Archer is Playing on ‘DAYS’ and When She First Airs!

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    Donna Svennevik/ABC
    Two days after it was revealed that Melissa Archer (ex-Natalie Buchanan, "One Life to Live") would be joining the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" this fall as an as yet to be named character fans have been wetting their teeth looking to hear more and today they get their answers!
  • EXCLUSIVE: Max Ehrich Shares Deets On His ‘Under the Dome’ Gig and Reveals When He’ll Be Back to ‘Y&R!’

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    CBS Broadcasting Inc
    “The Young and the Restless’” Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin) hasn’t been seen much in Genoa City these days, but the young actor is still very much a part of the CBS family — as computer hacker Hunter on the network’s primetime series, “Under the Dome!” Soap Opera Network caught up with Ehrich shortly after he returned from North Carolina (where “Dome” films) to get the scoop on his new nighttime alter ego and when fans can look forward to seeing him back at “Y&R!”
  • Katherine Chancellor’s ‘Y&R’ Remembrance Ceremony Continues Today; Tricia Cast Returns

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    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    As we previously reported, “The Young and the Restless’” is honoring the one-year anniversary of Katherine Chancellor’s (Jeanne Cooper) onscreen death with a remembrance ceremony in Chancellor Park. The touching episodes began yesterday, Tuesday, August 26, with a special appearance by Michael Fairman (Patrick Murphy). And today, they continue with a return by Nina (Tricia Cast), who flies in from Los Angeles to honor her dearly departed friend. Tune in today, Wednesday, August 27, to see part two of the special episodes.
  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘Y&R’s’ Joshua Morrow Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Nominates Jill Farren Phelps, Bradley Bell and Steve Kent

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    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    "The Young and the Restless'" Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) was nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by CBS Daytime Senior Vice President Angelica McDaniel and he's gladly accepted!
  • UPDATE: Robin Mattson Returning to ‘General Hospital’ as Evil Heather Webber

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    Howard Wise/JPI Studios
    Last week "General Hospital" executive producer Frank Valentini revealed that there will be plenty of villains hanging around the denizens of Port Charles this fall and he wasn't kidding. While a show rep issued a "no comment" when contacted by Soap Opera Network, actress Robin Mattson announced on her Facebook page yesterday that she is returning to the daytime soap as Heather Webber in the near future. "Heather is returning to GH soon!" read Mattson's Facebook posting. Fans last saw Heather in February, when she was carted off to jail.
  • Melissa Archer Joins ‘DAYS’

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    Steven Bergman Photography
    Rumors began swirling earlier today that an East coast redhead with another life to live had joined a daytime soap. Turns out the redhead in question is none other than Melissa Archer, formerly of ABC and Prospect Park's "One Life to Live." Per Soap Opera Digest, Archer has joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in an as yet to be named role.