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On Friday, November 8, Soap Opera Network reported that SOAPnet, now the old way to watch soaps, would cease operation on December 31, 2013 at 11:59:59 ET. In a piece by the Los Angeles Times, Ben Pyne, president of global distribution for Disney Media Networks, said, "SOAPnet had a great run." He added, "It served an audience of super-soap fans. And when given the opportunity, all of our affiliates kept the channel up and running." The affiliates Pyne refers are the cable and satellite operators including DirecTV and Cablevision, et al that have kept the cable network on their channel listings whether a new deal with Disney and the carriers was signed or not.
In a posting on her Facebook page, "All My Children's" Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney, pictured right with "AMC" co-star Denyse Tontz) reiterates Debbi Morgan's (Angela Hubbard) confirmation that "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" have been canceled. "If you aren't hearing anything about the ending of 'AMC' as we know it, it's really out of shock. I am also trying to allow PP to have the moment to contact all the actors and explain what is and has been going on with 'AMC,' and then gather themselves to try and explain it all to you, the fans."
On Friday, November 29, "The Young and the Restless'" Jerry Douglas (John Abbott) will be performing alongside comedian Rich Little at The Canyon in Agoura Hills and on Saturday, November 30, in case you miss Douglas the day prior, the actor will also be performing at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Showtimes for both events will be at 8:00 PM.
In the new book, "Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live," actress Ellen Holly (ex-Clara "Carla" Hall) accused former co-star Erika Slezak (Viki Lord Buchanan) of getting her fired off of the ABC soap back in the 1980's. The actress says Slezak used the words, "Get those two black bitches out of my face," in reference to Holly and Lillian Hayman (Sadie Gray) during an anniversary party for the show in 1983. Until now, Slezak had not commented on the matter since the book hit Amazon and other outlets in early September.
Eric Martsolf (Brady Black, "Days of our Lives") is scheduled to take part in the 33rd annual "WPXI Presents: My Macy’s Holiday Parade" (previously "Celebrate the Season Parade"), the NBC affiliate announced last week.

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on Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 11:52 AM
With "All My Children's" Debbi Morgan confirming that her show (and likely "One Life to Live") has been canceled after getting word from Prospect Park's lawyers in the last couple of days, Soap Opera Network once again reached out to Prospect Park to find out if A) Are both shows now officially canceled. B) Is Prospect Park possibly seeking/able to try another reboot down the road. C) How does this cancellation relate to their rights to the shows and D) Do the rights now revert back to ABC.
While Prospect Park has yet to confirm the news to the press, "All My Children" star Debbi Morgan (Angela Hubbard) has confirmed that the soap is officially canceled. The actress tweeted, "my manager was given the news by PP's lawyer," when asked by a fan whether or not the show was now officially canceled after her previous tweets on Saturday, November 9 all but confirmed the news that the actors were informed by the production company. To make it clear as day to anyone still with hope, Morgan responded to another tweeter and said, "Yea, we've been canceled."

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on Saturday, November 9, 2013 @ 7:35 PM
In the coming weeks a storyline involving the characters of Nick Fallon and Gabi Hernandez gets physically violent and rumors are now swirling about the possibility that as a result of the storyline, Nick's portrayer, Blake Berris, may be leaving the "Days of our Lives" canvas.
Earlier today a fan tweeted, "@JohnStamos @carlivatiron @valentinifrank #BringBlackieBack #GH," which attracted the attention of the intended parties, but the responses themselves were the least expected of all.Stamos, who portrayed Blackie Parrish on ABC's "General Hospital" in the 1980's replied to the tweet and said, "Sociopathic! You don't remember [the] phone call in @valentinifrank office?" As confusing as the tweet appeared, it became less confusing when "GH" head writer Ron Carlivati responded to Stamos' tweet with, "Yes, I remember it well. But for some reason you seem determined to rewrite the narrative."
Drake Hogestyn is not only returning to NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the early part of the new year as his iconic character, John Black, he's also returning to contract status with the daytime drama series. The actor confirmed his new status with the soap to Soap Opera Network during today's "A Day of Days" fan event at Universal CityWalk Hollywood.
During today's "A Day of Days" fan event at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, actor Freddie Smith shared with Soap Opera Network that Guy Wilson will replace Chandler Massey in the role of Will Horton beginning in January 2014. The actor noted that viewers will see Chandler one day and the next day they'll see Guy (ie. Will is not leaving town only to return played by a new actor).
On the Sunday, November 10 episode of Showtime's "Homeland," starring Claire Danes, "All My Children's" Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward) guest stars as Captain Lonza. Irizarry's appearance on "Homeland" is a dream come true of sorts as the actor has been a longtime fan of the series since it premiered in 2011. The actor attended the rooftop premiere of season three in Beverly Hills in late September.
When word came to light that Prospect Park was getting ready to announce it had decided to not move forward with either "All My Children" or "One Life to Live," as had been expected (The OnLine Network Announces First Season Finales of ‘AMC’ and ‘OLTL’), fans were gearing up for the worst, but what about the actors? When a fan tweeted to "AMC" star Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard), "AMC FB page fans angry, some quitting show and Hulu. Some demanding PP give statement one way or the other. WOW!" the actress responded by saying, "U can imagine how all the cast is feeling being that we're still in the dark as well..." Morgan's comments are in direct contrast to her comment on Sunday, October 27, where she sounded more upbeat when she said, "Many R asking when AMC is coming back. Wish I could give a definitive date. All I can give U is what we're given. The Show 'Is' coming back!"

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