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Sunday, December 31, 2006 5:16 AM EDT
By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Disney/ABC Media Networks division of the Walt Disney Company wants America to be "Ugly" in 2007.Beginning today at 9:00 AM ET with a 10-hour ABC Family marathon, the Disney/ABC Media Networks have banded together in the cross promotion of the ABC Television Network hit one-hour comedy series, "Ugly Betty." The series stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez and Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade. On January 1, New Year's Day, SOAPnet will join in the fun with it's own 10-hour marathon of "Betty" beginning at 10:00 AM, ET. The SOAPnet version is being billed as...

Sunday, December 24, 2006 10:22 PM EDT
ABC, CBS, and NBC are not in the the mood to show you the fantasy of daytime drama on Christmas day. The networks have decided to ignore it's female demographic, and go after the men and children in the house courtesy of Christmas specials and sports, sports and more sports.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 5:05 PM EDT
By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Former "Another World" and "Dallas" star, Brad Pitt, has partnered up with "Nip/Tuck" creator Ryan Murphy to produce a new drama series for the FX Network.Produced by Pitt's production arm, Plan B Entertainment, and penned by Murphy, "4 oz." tells the story of a sportswriter, who keeps his darkest secret from his wife and two teenaged sons - he is a transexual. The series will chronicle the man's process of wanting to become a woman.Murphy, who penned the pilot, hopes the storyline will play out over five years."The first season deals with the revelation of...

Friday, September 22, 2006 11:45 PM EDT
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...

Friday, September 22, 2006 10:22 PM EDT
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...

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 11:40 AM EDT
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...

Monday, August 7, 2006 1:20 PM EDT
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...

Friday, July 14, 2006 7:13 PM EDT
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"...

Sunday, May 14, 2006 7:30 PM EDT
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...

Sunday, May 14, 2006 2:22 PM EDT
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...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:29 AM EDT
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...

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:17 PM EDT
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."