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Thursday, December 4 at 3:00 PM, ET/12:00 PM, PT, marks the beginning of Chapter 13 of "The Bay: The Series," the much beloved web series created by Gregori J. Martin. With episodes set to run 20-22 minutes each all throughout the month of December, fans will be able to follow the drama online and through social media using the hashtags #Bayhem and #DecemberBayhem, in addition to the #TheBay. Following the conclusion of Chapter 13, Chapter 14 will debut in mid December.
“Days of our Lives” doesn’t have to roll out its own red carpet for its upcoming 50th anniversary — the Hollywood Christmas Parade is doing it, instead! The grand holiday event will be honoring the long-running NBC soap opera with a special commemoration on Sunday, November 30!
The test results are in and the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OHP) has officially found that "Days of our Lives" actor Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) was legally drunk during last month's near fatal car accident that resulted in girlfriend, actress Alyssa Tabit, to be flown by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown to undergo treatment. Smith received minor injuries and was taken to University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center. Per the newly released report, Smith’s blood alcohol test result was .093. The legal limit in Ohio is .08.
While it had been widely reported to be the case, CBS finally confirmed on Monday, November 10, that Charles "Chuck" Pratt, Jr. has been hired on as the new head writer of "The Young and the Restless." The official word came from "Y&R's" Twitter page, which also noted that Pratt will receive a co-executive producer credit on the series. Pratt replaces Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante, "Y&R's" current head writing team.
While previously just a rumor, a rep for "General Hospital" confirms to Soap Opera Network that actor Brandon Barash will once again reprise the role of Johnny Zaccara on the daytime drama series. While a first airdate, nor what brings the character back to the canvas, is known at this time, we're sure that any return of the bad boy to the soap will result in some much desired drama for several characters.
The November Sweeps ratings period is a time where the daytime soaps pull out all the stops to attract new and old viewers with big events, big reveals and big returns. No other soap has all three points nailed down as CBS' "The Young and the Restless," which will give viewers another dose of Grace Turner (Jennifer Gareis), now that Mariah (Camryn Grimes) has officially been revealed to be Sharon's (Sharon Case) daughter, while also giving fans insight into what Sharon's childhood friend, Amy Wilson (Julianna Morris Polaha), has been up to since last being seen in Genoa City. The soap will also welcome former "M*A*S*H" star Sally Kellerman to the cast in the newly created role of Constance Bingham. To ensure viewers are well versed into the happenings on screen and behind the scenes during this very important month, Soap Opera Network is breaking down who's coming, who's going, and when to expect those pesky preemptions we all love (to hate).
Fans have long wondered when "General Hospital's" contract cast would be a receiving a trimming, as it's widely known that the series has quite a large group of actors that make up the Port Charles canvas, but it was anyone's guess whose status would be changed. Soap Opera Network has learned that actors Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix DuBois), Kelly Thiebaud (Britt Westbourne) and John J. York (Mac Scorpio) have all been placed on recurring status. In the case of Thiebaud and Samuel, their status change will be reflected in the on air credits in the coming weeks. York has been listed as a recurring cast member since early October.
It'll be baby girl number three for "General Hospital's" Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri), who is expecting his third child with wife, Linda. "It was a bit of a surprise!" the actor tells ABC Soaps In Depth of being a father again. "Found out it was a girl two weeks ago in a text from Linda saying baby was healthy and to pour myself a drink because it was another girl," said the actor to Soap Opera Digest. "It's my goal to make them the best soccer/hockey playing princesses whether they like it or not!"

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on Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 9:44 PM
Ratings Report for the Week of October 27-31, 2014
"The Young and the Restless'" Steve Burton is sticking around for at least another year as Dylan McAvoy, reports CBS Soaps In Depth. "I've re-signed for a year, and I'm very happy!" Burton tells the magazine.
Shortly after Kim Matula shocked the soap world with the news that she has chosen not to renew her contract as “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Hope Logan and that she has already taped her final scenes, her longtime co-star Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer) took to social media and publicly declared his thoughts on the turn of events.
As previously reported, actress Kim Matula has opted to exit CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" after portraying the contract role of Hope Logan on the daytime drama series for the last five years. In a posting on her Instagram page, Matula confirms her exit and shares what led to her decision to leave the world's most watched soap!
In one of the rarest of circumstances, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" announced on Twitter earlier this evening that actress Kim Matula (Hope Logan) will soon be departing the daytime drama series, just hours after Matula appeared live alongside co-stars Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller) and Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy Forrester) on the network's daytime talk show, "The Talk." Under normal circumstances the talent, or their representatives, would reveal departure news to the press or social media before the show was able to confirm casting updates.
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