Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Most of the population seems to love former “General Hospital” star John Stamos (Ex-Blackie), but perhaps not quite as much as “The Talk’s” co-host Sheryl Underwood. The actor, who’s also known as Uncle Jesse from the 1980s sitcom “Full House,” will be appearing on the Friday, July 25 episode of the talk show, and co-host Julie Chen surprised Underwood with the news during a recent taping of a promo shot. Check out her hilarious reaction here, and don’t forget to catch Stamos’ appearance this Friday!


Steven Bergman Photography

Steven Bergman Photography

“Days of our Lives’” Casey Moss (JJ Deveraux) is taking a page out of “Rock of Ages” and hitting the stage on Los Angeles’ famed Sunset Strip!

The actor and his band — Eyes of One — will be opening for Fozzy’s CD release party on Thursday, July 24 at the Whiskey A Go Go.

For more information and to purchase tickets (which are $20 each), check out the rock club’s official website.


NBC Universal

NBC Universal

As we reported last week, Retro TV will soon begin airing reruns of NBC’s classic soap opera, “The Doctors,” which has created quite a stir for soap opera fans! What are the details of the soaps’ blast from the past? And could the network bring other former soaps like “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” and “Dark Shadows” to the screen? Retro TV’s Vice President of Production, Matthew Golden, spoke with TV journalist Will McKinley about these questions, so check out some excerpts after the jump!

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ABC/Matt Petit

ABC/Matt Petit

Soap operas often feature couples who eventually trade partners within their myriad of storylines over the years, so Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine, “General Hospital”) and Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge Forrester, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) should have no trouble with their latest challenge: They’ll be appearing on tonight’s edition of ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap,” where their wives will trade households, lifestyles and children for an entire week!

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Lisa Rose/JPI Studios

Lisa Rose/JPI Studios

Congratulations are in order for former “Passions” stars Natalie Zea (Gwen Winthrop) and Travis Schuldt (Ethan Winthrop): The couple got married last week!

According to Us Weekly, the soap alums wed on Wednesday, July 16 in a private residence in Hawaii in front of 18 family members, followed an intimate luau on the beach.

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

“The Young and the Restless” is no stranger to having sports stars visit Genoa City (Seattle Seahawk Superbowl champ Michael Robinson appeared earlier this year), but the next sports/soap opera crossover the sudser is planning has a bit of a twist: Instead of an athlete appearing on the show, it’ll be an athlete’s mother!

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 Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York City went dark for one minute on Friday, July 18th in memory of actress Elaine Stritch (ex-Wilma Bern, “One Life to Live”), who passed away due to natural causes at the age of 89.

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

“The Bold and the Beautiful” has set off for locations like Paris, Abu Dhabi, Monaco and many parts of Southern California, making it quite the globe trotting soap opera. And that has left many CBS Daytime fans wondering if its sister soap, “The Young and the Restless,” will follow suit and take some of its characters out of Genoa City and around the world. We spoke with network execs to find out!

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

She’s gone, but she’ll never be forgotten — a statement proven true by “The Young and the Restless” regarding Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), who passed away last year but still remains quite central to storylines playing out in Genoa City. And the soap will once again honor her memory — exactly one year after Katherine’s onscreen death — with a remembrance ceremony in Chancellor Park that includes Tricia Cast (Nina Webster) and Michael Fairman (Patrick Murphy).

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Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Ratings Report for the Week of July 7-11, 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 4,478,000 (+157,000/-176,000)
2. B&B 3,687,000 (+238,000/+178,000)
3. GH 2,872,000 (+64,000/+423,000)
4. DAYS 2,391,000 (-12,000/-59,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.3/11 (+.1/-.1)
2. B&B 2.7/89 (+.2/+.2)
3. GH 2.2/7 (+.1/+.4)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.1)

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