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Steven Bergman Photography

“Days of our Lives’” Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) just took home this year’s Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, but that’s not all the good news the actor has to celebrate: He’s also found recent success in the world of primetime!

Martsolf will be appearing on TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 15, as Brad Oskoff, an employee from a wealthy family with a dark secret.

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Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television

Ratings Report for the Week of June 30 – July 4, 2014

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,321,000 (-69,000/-75,000)
2. B&B 3,449,000 (+35,000/+26,000)
3. GH 2,808,000 (-175,000/+476,000)
4. DAYS 2,403,000 (+18,000/-194,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.2/10 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (same/same)
3. GH 2.1/6 (-.1/+.3)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.2)

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Charley Gallay/Getty Images

After giving birth last month to her first child – a girl – with husband Shane Aaron, who they named Victoria Milani, “General Hospital’s” Teresa Castillo (Sabrina Santiago) announced on Twitter that she can’t wait to get back to work after being on maternity leave.

18 days till I go back to work and I cannot wait! Miss my GH fam so much,” the actress tweeted yesterday to her followers. 

Castillo isn’t expected to re-appear on screen until at least late-August.


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Can You See, What I See In You?

ABC

ABC

ABC

ABC

First aired earlier this week during the final segment of Tuesday’s “Good Morning America,” ABC is touting a summer of good times and good news on “General Hospital” with the return of Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), the potential relationship of Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) and Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), the possible romantic reunions of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Carly Jacks (Laura Wright) and Silas Clay (Michael Easton) and Nina Clay (Michelle Stafford), which might not be a problem with Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco) growing ever closer.

In the promo viewers bear witness to plenty of fun, laughter, sex, love and family.

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Steven Bergman Photography

CBS

CBS

“Devious Maids’” Susan Lucci (Genevieve Delatour) famously received a record 19 Daytime Emmy Award nominations in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Erica Kane on ABC’s “All My Children” before finally taking home the golden statue for the first and only time on Friday, May 21, 1999, after Shemar Moore (ex-Malcom Winters, “The Young and the Restless”) declared, “The streak is over… Susan Lucci!”

In a guest column written for Nikki Finke in Hollywood by Kurt Sutter, creator of FX’s popular “Sons of Anarchy,” the writer, producer, director and actor says the “Lucci Factor” has plagued his series from ever receiving a nomination in the major categories of the Primetime Emmy Awards, including this year’s nomination list, after six seasons on the air. In addition to the show itself, none of its stars or talented crew have ever received Emmy nominations for their works on the biker hit.

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Cliff Lipson/CBS

There’s no doubt that the Daytime Emmy Awards play a large part of the daytime industry, but just how prevalent is the golden statue when it comes to the every day work lives of the people who make up the genre? Soap Opera Network spoke with performers, writers, producers and more to get their take on how often and how much the Emmys impact their work lives. Does the event and its promised accolades inspire them to work harder? Do they keep the Emmys in mind when filming, writing and performing scenes? And are the Emmy awards really necessary for the industry? There are varying opinions, so read on to find out what some of the genre’s heavy hitters had to say!

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Jennifer Graylock/JPI Studios

“The Young and the Restless” is cooking up even more drama for Avery (Jessica Collins): The hubby she cheated on with Dylan (Steve Burton) is headed to the canvas!

TV Guide broke the news that former “Men In Trees” star Scott Elrod has been cast in the contract role of Joe Clark, whom Avery hoped had found happiness after her betrayal. But it seems that hasn’t necessarily been the case. “Viewers can expect Joe to have more than a few tricks up his sleeve as he crosses paths with several key ‘Y&R’ characters,” a spokesperson for the show teases.

In addition to ABC’s comedy “Men In Trees,” Elrod has appeared on “Lone Survivor” as well as in the 2012 Best Picture winner “Argo.” Look for his first “Y&R” appearance in early October.


Steven Bergman Photography

Steven Bergman Photography

It’s been over a month since “The Young and the Restless’” Elizabeth Hendrickson last aired as Chloe Mitchell, and many fans are still getting used to her onscreen absence. But if all goes well, viewers will have the opportunity of seeing the actress on the small screen once more: In a comedy setting! Soap Opera Network caught up with the New York native to get the scoop on how life has been since departing the daytime world, and it sounds like the actress is doing everything she can to shed the tears of her acting past and welcome new smiles.

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Fremantle Media

Fremantle Media

Hulu

Hulu

“Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” are about to get some serious competition: The popular Australian soap opera “Neighbours” is making it’s debut in the United States this month, and to kick off the show’s exciting new journey, pop singer and former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul is guest-starring!

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feature_soapsecretsrevealed_casting_640x400Ever heard the rumor that working on a soap opera is one of the toughest acting jobs out there? Well, according to some industry insiders like “Days of our Lives’” casting director Marnie Saitta, “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” John McCook (Eric Forrester), “General Hospital’s” Anthony Geary, and “The Young and the Restless’” Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin), daytime gigs are some of the toughest jobs to land — and keep, as well!

Soap Opera Network attended an event at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the above experts spilled all of the role-snagging qualities aspiring soap opera actors need to possess. What’s more, they shared some surprising details about the secret world of soap opera casting! Read on to get the juicy behind-the-scenes scoop.

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