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  • DETAILS: Cynthia Watros Takes ‘Y&R’s’ Genoa City By Storm!

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    Sony Pictures Television
    If you couldn’t get enough of Cynthia Watros as “Guiding Light’s” crazy Annie Dutton Banks or as “Lost’s” sympathetic psychologist, Libby Smith, you’re in luck: She’ll be tackling an equally intense role during her upcoming stint on “The Young and the Restless.” READ MORE
  • Drake Hogestyn Confirms ‘DAYS’ Return!

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    “Days of our Lives” actor Drake Hogestyn (John Black) delivered a very happy Halloween treat to fans today: He tweeted confirmation that he is indeed returning to the NBC sudser! READ MORE
  • Bill and Maria Bell Make ‘THR’s’ List of Hollywood’s Top 25 Art Collectors; Leonardo DiCaprio and Pharrell Also On List

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    Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    Being soap opera royalty certainly has it perks: Maria Bell, former headwriter of “The Young and the Restless,” and her husband, Bill Bell Jr., ----- and son of “Y&R” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” creator, William Bell, have amassed such an assortment of fine art, they’ve made The Hollywood Reporter’s list of Hollywood’s Top 25 Art Collectors! READ MORE
  • Today Marked Final Airdate For ‘DAYS’ Casey Deidrick; Co-Star Wishes Him Fond Farewell

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    Today marks the end of a four-year chapter for “Days of our Lives” fan favorite Casey Deidrick (Chad DiMera), who entered Salem as Will’s (Chandler Massey’s) hated rival back in 2009 and is now exiting the canvas as a much-loved and integral character, son of Stefano (Joseph Mascolo). In honor of the occasion, Soap Opera Network spoke with Deidrick’s onscreen love, Kate Mansi (Abigail), who tearfully recalls taping her final scene with Deidrick and opens up about how she truly feels about the star’s exit! READ MORE
  • ‘DAYS’ Casts Former ‘ATWT’ Star Mark Collier

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    Hold onto your hats, because one hunky soap star is headed to “Days of our Lives’” Salem: former “As The World Turns” star Mark Collier (ex-Mike)! READ MORE
  • More Soap Stars Visit ‘The Price Is Right!’

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    Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    As part of a soap opera star filled season, CBS’ “The Price Is Right” just announced the list of daytime stars set to grace the game show stage throughout the month of November! So who will be coming on down and helping Drew Carey as he hosts a variety of iconic games, including Lucky Seven, Plinko, and Shopping Spree? READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ Head Writer Reveals Ilene Kristen’s Renewed Role on ABC

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    As previously reported, Ilene Kristen is returning to daytime television courtesy of ABC's "General Hospital" - the actress debuts today. While ABC wouldn't necessarily confirm which character Kristen would be playing - Delia Reid from "Ryan's Hope" or even Roxy Balsom on "One Life to Live" - when pressed for comment by Soap Opera Network on Friday, "GH" head writer, Ron Carlivati, spilled the beans over the weekend via Twitter. READ MORE
  • Lifetime Renews ‘Drop Dead Diva’ For Sixth Season

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    Just one year ago it seemed likely that "Drop Dead Diva" would end its run after just four seasons with a huge game changing cliffhanger. In the weeks and months following the October 2012 season finale, Lifetime announced it had canceled "Diva" as it reportedly did not fit within their "brand" of programming. When all seemed lost Sony Pictures Television, producers of the series, was able to work out a deal with Lifetime that allowed the show to return for a fifth season. Today Lifetime and Sony announced that "Diva" will return for a sixth season in 2014. READ MORE
  • Lisa Hackner Named EVP, Daytime and Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Lisa Hackner has been named Executive Vice President, Daytime and Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group, it was announced today by Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group, with whom she will report. Hackner will be responsible for first-run development and production. READ MORE
  • ABC Confirms Jacklyn Zeman’s Return to ‘GH’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    On Wednesday, October 23, Jacklyn Zeman tweeted, "@carlivatiron @valentinifrank Congrats on all you are doing, especially the past week. #GH rocks. I'm excited to be coming back. Good times!" With her simple tweet, fans across social media rejoiced as they learned that the actress would once again be reprising her role of Barbara Jean Spencer on ABC's "General Hospital." READ MORE