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Paul Lee
First reported by The New York Times, Paul Lee has stepped down as president, ABC Entertainment Group, effective immediately. Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, has named Channing Dungey as Lee's successor as president, ABC Entertainment. Dungey, who is credited with the successful launch of such shows as “Scandal,” “Criminal Minds,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Quantico,” “Army Wives” and “Once Upon A Time,” will report directly to Sherwood. Patrick Moran, executive vice president, ABC Studios, will continue to oversee day-to-day operations, and will also report directly to Mr. Sherwood.
Billy Miller, Rebecca Herbst, Leslie Charleson
If you tuned into today's episode of ABC's "General Hospital," you probably took notice of a conversation Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) and Jason Morgan (Billy Miller) had with Jason's mother, Dr. Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson), over Jason and Elizabeth's son, Jake (James Nigbor), and the severity of his recent injuries. Monica suggested that their son's orthopedic care be moved from General Hospital in Port Charles to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. The transition to Shriners marks the second consecutive year in which Shriners Hospitals for Children has teamed up with the daytime drama series to raise awareness and support for the expert care it provides to kids. Last year, the soap told the story of Spencer Cassadine (Nicolas Bechtel), who was severely burned following a fire at Wyndemere. In story, Spencer was treated at the Boston location for Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Angell Conwell Returning to ‘Y&R’

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 5:07 PM EDT
Angell Conwell
Actress Angell Conwell is returning to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" next month as Leslie Michaelson, reports Soap Opera Digest. According to the publication, Conwell's character is being called to Genoa City to help someone in need of her legal expertise on the Monday, March 14 episode of the soap.
Kate Mansi
Ever since Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux) announced she was leaving "Days of our Lives" when her contract expires, fans have been agonizing over the impending loss. Not only will they be losing the show's most popular 20-something heroine, but also half of the most beloved and charismatic supercouple the soap has developed in years, Chad and Abby. That is, unless "DAYS" recasts Abigail.
Ron Carlivati
As previously reported, the "General Hospital" writing team consisting of former head writer Ron Carlivati, and writers Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles and Chris Van Etten, took home the Writers Guild Award on Saturday, February 13 in the category of Daytime Drama. The soap beat out CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," the only other series nominated in the category. At press time, Carlivati's acceptance speech was unavailable. That has since changed.
Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) has reached a milestone -- his 25th year anniversary on "The Young and the Restless." In honor of the special occasion, a gathering was held on the show's CBS sound stage, last Friday. Cast, crew, "Y&R" co-creator Lee Phillip Bell and the actor's daughters, Paris and Lola, were all on hand to celebrate the talented actor.