on Friday, September 22, 2006 @ 11:45 PM
By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Alyssa Milano made waves in the 1980's on ABC's "Who's The Boss?" and played a friendly witch on The WB's "Charmed" for eight seasons, now the actress has signed on for yet another series. "Me and Everyone Else," a multi-camera half-hour sitcom produced by CBS Paramount Network Television, was given a script commitment by ABC on Thursday. The series is about a young woman, and the men that surround her. Joe Roth and Dan Bucatinsky ("The Comeback") created the series. Milano recently announced plans to launch her own line of clothing titled "Touch." The apparel will be...

on Friday, September 22, 2006 @ 10:22 PM
By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Marcia Cross, star of ABC's "Desperate Housewives," recently announced that she and new husband, Tom Mahoney, are expecting a baby. What she didn't expect was that she'd be having two instead. Us Weekly is reporting that Cross, who plays Bree Van De Kamp on the comedy/drama series, is now carrying two little one's in her tummy. The actress is expected to give birth in April, right when production on the third season of "Wives" comes to an end. Producers of the series have yet to decide whether they will write her pregnancy into storylines. The new season of...

on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 @ 11:40 AM
By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- SOAPnet, the new way to watch soaps, will honor legendary producer Aaron Spelling during a "Beverly Hills, 90210" Labor Day marathon dubbed "Back to School with 90210." "90210," which aired on the FOX Television Network from 1990 to 2000, was a cultural phenomenon during its time on the airwaves. It created trends and made its stars, the stars of Hollywood. The series also spun-off "Melrose Place," which starred Heather Locklear. Darren Star ("Sex and the City") created the series. Aaron Spelling, who died suddenly on June 23, 2006 at his home in Beverly Hills, served as...

on Monday, August 7, 2006 @ 1:20 PM
By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- SOAPnet, the new watch to watch soaps, hits number six on their "They Started on Soaps" series. "They Started on Soaps 6" will highlight some of Hollywood's biggest stars, who actually began their careers in the soap opera medium, including Halle Berry, George Clooney, Heath Ledger, Lindsay Lohan, Brad Pitt and "Superman" himself, Brandon Routh. Other stars included in the special will be Morgan Freeman, Parker Posey, Matthew Fox, Sienna Miller, Michelle Williams, Mark Harmon, and the cast of "The West Wing" including Alan Alda, Jimmy Smits, Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, and Mary Louise Parker. "The...

on Friday, July 14, 2006 @ 7:13 PM
By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- He renewed his contract, but there's still a chance "General Hospital's" Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) will jump ship come midseason. Christopher, who recently extended his contract terms with the ABC Daytime soap, may find himself hitting primetime sooner, rather than later. Word has it that Christopher, along with Denise Richards and Angie Harmon, among others, is still locked into contracts with Touchstone Television over their ABC pilot, "Secrets of a Small Town," which the network opted not to place on its fall schedule. Before the upfronts in May, "Secrets" was the front-runner for the post "Desperate Housewives"...

on Sunday, May 14, 2006 @ 7:30 PM
By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- He played queer on Showtime's "Queer As Folk" for five seasons, now Gale Harold is playing an FBI Agent on the hunt for a missing senator's wife. "Queer As Folk" star Gale Harold (ex-Brian Kinney) has received good news from the FOX Television Network this week, as the network announced his new series, "Vanished," would find itself on their Fall '06 schedule. Don't worry ladies, this time he's playing for your team. "Vanished," a one-hour mystery soap, where madness erupts when the wife of a prominent senator disappears and Senior FBI Agent Kelton (Harold), who was assigned...
FOX Takes WB Star Sunday, May 14, 2006 8:22 PM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- No longer known for being the boy, who just happened to be gay, on WB's "Dawson's Creek," actor Kerr Smith (ex-Jack McPhee) has grown up and is ready for "American Crime." Smith, last seen in the now defunct "E-Ring" as Bobby Wilkerson, finds himself solving crimes in the new series, "American Crime," set to premiere this fall on FOX. "Crime" focuses on the forensics of law, where a dream team of four lawyers in Los Angelas, each lending a unique skill, work to free their high-powered...

on Thursday, May 11, 2006 @ 7:29 AM
By Errol Lewis with additional reporting by Jennifer Snyder (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Anne Sweeney, Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney-ABC Television Group, announced yesterday the promotion of ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons, to President, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group. He will continue his day-to-day responsibilities at ABC Daytime, while adding SOAPnet and Buena Vista Productions to his watch and overseeing the creation, production and delivery of all Daytime programming for the Disney-ABC Television Group. "The Disney-ABC Television Group was created to allow for efficiencies across all our businesses. This new structure achieves this by giving us one strategic vision for all our...

on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 @ 1:17 PM
CBS Corp. and Warner Bros. Television stunned the television industry in late January, when they decided to merge their UPN and WB Television Networks to create a new and improved network called The CW in September. Now, they have stunned the industry yet again with the hiring of former "Passions" star, Justin Hartley (ex-Fox Crane) in the new untitled "Aquaman" project. Hartley replaces Will Toale."Will is a talented actor with a promising career and we hope to work with him in the future," a CW spokesman said. "We have made the decision to go in a different direction with the 'Aquaman' role and wish him the best of luck in all of his endeavors."

on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 @ 5:33 PM
In the last couple of years ABC Daytime has had a nack of hiring actors and actresses with Broadway backgrounds, most noteably Renee Elise Goldsberry ("The Color Purple"), as Evangeline Williams and Kathy Brier ("Hairspray") as Marcie Walsh on ABC's "One Life To Live." Now the network has hired Broadway star Christian Hoff for a recurring role on "All My Children."

on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 @ 8:00 PM
"Gilmore Girls" bad boy Milo Ventimiglia has joined the cast of NBC"s ratings deprived "American Dreams." Ventimiglia, who played Jess on the WB drama series, will star alongside former "Guiding Light" actress Brittany Snow (ex-Susan Lemay), who plays Meg Pryor on the series. He will portray her love interest, who is described as a radical high school senior whose family moves in next door to the Pryors.
Sources are confirming the exit of actress Marcy Walker from the role of Liza Colby Chandler. Walker's departure is on the heals of Amelia Heinle’s exit from the series earlier this month. Heinle played Walker's onscreen sister, Mia Saunders from 2001-2004.
Ryan Carnes will take over the role as Lucas Jones on "General Hospital" this summer, reports TV Guide Online. Lucas is the son of Bobbie Jones (Jacklyn Zeman). The daytime newcomer replaces actor C.J. Thomason, the most recent Lucas from 2002-2003. This move is a part of a usually growing summer teen storyline. No word yet on whether the role is contract, though it is likely to be recurring.
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