Fans: ABC Cares About You

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:32 AM EST | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In the 1980′s, ABC Daytime generated 3/4′s of the entire ABC networks revenue, making the lineup the most lucrative in all television. Since then ABC Daytime has become what fans call the “wicked step-child” of the ABC Television Network, a division of the Walt Disney Company. Now the network is showing some love to its most loyal and avid audience.

Consisting of popular talk-show “The View” with Barbara Walters and her crew of co-hosts, soap operas “All My Children,” “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live,” ABC Daytime is littered with fan complaints on how its executives do not care about the product they provide five-days a week.

With ratings continuing to fall, stars exiting to stage left onto other networks, and promotional campaigns bashing one actresses abilities by touting the “real”ness of another, ABC has shown that they are not interested in growing their lineup the nice way. The network keeps stale writing teams (think “General Hospital”), re-hires a specimen of said writing team to another show (Charles Pratt Jr. to “All My Children”) or takes an eternity to re-tell stories long forgotten (Mendorra or the beginnings of the Buchanan’s on “One Life to Live”). But hey, why not promote the shows good or bad? After all, even during their heydays, these shows weren’t without their problems either behind-the-scenes or in front of the camera. No show is perfect!

In the latest issue of TV Guide, ABC bought out all available ad spaces, a first for any company in the 55-year history of the weekly magazine. Advertisements not only included pages on the networks new and returning primetime shows, but there was enough room to tout morning news, daytime, evening news and latenight tv.

“We are delighted ABC has chosen TV Guide for this innovative and unprecedented partnership,” said Scott Crystal, president, TV Guide. “This collaboration with ABC is another example of our willingness to disrupt’ the norm in terms of advertising placement and execution with the goal of being both memorable and more engaging to our readers.”

Daytime was placed on the inside back cover of the issue.

In related news, earlier this month ABC began airing primetime promos for their September premieres. The network was also able to find space to combine said promos with those of morning news, daytime, evening news, and latenight tv as well. Is this a turning point for ABC where all of their shows get equal billing in promotions? Well, no.

We are in a time where a writers strike, a possible actors strike and a delayed primtime television slate has opened the doors for networks to think outside of the box and embrace change. Sooner or later we will be watching our favorite shows online as they air simultaneously on our bigger televisions screens. ABC is just furthering things along as we “Start Here” and end up watching their programming via our iPod’s, computers or on DVD.

This is Errol Lewis…Keeping you Wired.


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    Monday, August 25, 2008 1:28 PM EST | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Due to time constraints, GH PreVUE: Week of August 25 Edition will not be posted at this time. In its place, please note GH Today. GH PreVUE will return tomorrow.

    TODAY ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

    Lucky takes Lulu back to Shadybrook after her breakdown at the police station. Lainey admits to Lucky that Lulu’s condition is rapidly deteriorating. Lulu gets quite a surprise when she goes to Laura’s room. Spinelli gets hit by a car while on his stakeout with Maxie and is rushed to the hospital. Maxie and Nadine are terrified over the thought of Matt treating Spinelli’s injuries and learn Spinelli needs surgery. Spinelli puts his life in Maxie’s hands, telling her to decide if Matt should operate on him or not. Claudia decides she needs Ric’s help when Scott threatens to send Johnny to Pentonville but Ric is nowhere to be found. Alexis catches Claudia snooping around in her office. Kate becomes extremely superstitious after Sonny gets a few drops of blood on her reception dress. Sonny’s wheels start spinning when Kate relates a story about her cousin Olivia, whom she hasn’t seen in years. Sam’s suspicions about Jerry being involved with Karpov are confirmed. Nadine lets her fantasies take over as she and Nikolas enjoy a waltz.

    This episode marks Genie Francis’ (Laura Spencer) return to “General Hospital” after a two-year absence.

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



    Monday, August 25, 2008 6:13 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — New York is the center of the universe.

    THIS WEEK ON: GUIDING LIGHT

    Blake and Cassie have a fun girl’s night out but when Cassie goes home she cries as she goes upstairs alone. Cyrus sees Cassie through the window and goes inside to comfort her. She tells him the only way he can help is by leaving town with Grady.

    Natalia hears a radio report that Rafe is surrounded by police with orders to shoot to kill. Rafe surrenders to the police. Natalia arrives at the police station to see Rafe but he refuses to look at her. He is furious at Natalia and lashes out on her for turning him in. Olivia arrives at the station. Olivia reams out Rafe about Natalia and tells him if he wants to get out he needs to show Natalia respect. Rafe admits that he loves his mother and he knows she would never do anything to hurt him. Natalia goes with Olivia to get a checkup. Natalia once again talks about her faith in Alan’s visions and a fed up Rick breaks the doctor-patient confidentiality by telling Natalia and Olivia the truth about Alan’s health. Natalia receives news that she is able to see Rafe. Natalia tells Rafe that she called in the tip to police to help him and she tells him about Alan’s illness in his brain which could be causing the visions.

    Grady questions Daisy’s feelings for Rafe and her reasons for being there with him. Cyrus confronts Grady about making the call to the police and is disgusted by the smug look on his face. Grady tells Daisy they can be alone in the cottage and she agrees to stay. They begin kissing and undressing. Daisy and Grady lie in bed after making love but Daisy can’t get Rafe off her mind.

    Jeffrey comes home and insists he and Reva wed in two days. They go to pre-wedding counseling and are shocked when Josh is their counselor. During counseling, Josh questions Jeffrey’s love for Reva and comments on their lack of history together. She admits that since her cancer, she now lives her life differently. Later, Lillian visits a distracted Reva and Reva emotionally admits that she just found a mass.

    The Inside Story: Lizzie in New York

    Jeffrey tells Bill and Lizzie that Alan is missing. Lizzie notices Alan’s passport is missing. She admits that she may not testify against Alan and explains his condition to Jeffrey. During a meeting, Josh reveals to Bill that he got a phone call from Alan who is in New York on a spiritual trip. Bill puts the pieces together and realizes that Alan is in New York trying to take over the company. Bill tells Lizzie that Alan is in New York and he makes plans to follow her to New York behind her back.

    “Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com and Hulu.com. Check local listings.



    Monday, August 25, 2008 8:42 AM EST | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Susan Lucci is due to find out the answer to that age old question: Is it more easy to win a snazzy disco ball trophy or a Daytime Emmy?

    The internet web site Gossip Sauce announced the stars of the new season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” last week. On the morning of Monday, August 25, “Good Morning America” confirmed most of that list with the official announcement of the roster for the seventh season of the popular reality-competition series.

    “All My Children’s” Susan Lucci, 61, will take on the torch of representing daytime television when the dance competition premieres this fall; she will be partnered with Tony Dovolani. After a rough start, “General Hospital” star Kelly Monaco was eventually crowned the champion on the inaugural season of “DWTS;” Lucci’s co-star Cameron Mathison finished the competition in fifth place in season five; former soap stars Lisa Rinna (NBC’s “Days of Our Lives”) and Mario Lopez (CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful”) also competed in the competition; Rinna finished in forth place in season two, while Lopez was runner-up to season three winner Emmitt Smith.

    In the history of popular culture, it is likely that there will never come into existence an actor more synonymous with the medium of the daytime serial than “AMC’s” petite star. Thirty-eight years on the popular daytime serial, and a marriage or twelve for her alter ego Erica Kane, has contributed to Lucci’s fame, but it was eighteen Daytime Emmy nominations in the lead actress category, including an astounding streak of 14 consecutive nominations from 1980-1993, without a win that made her into a household name. Lucci’s streak made the Daytime Emmy’s must-see television through 1999, when Lucci finally took home the elusive award. During the losing streak, Lucci was invited to host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” an impressive feat for a daytime actor. Lucci has appeared on numerous made for television movies, as a commercial spokesperson for many products including Ford automobiles, starred on Broadway and is also a successful businesswoman/entrepreneur.

    The rest of season seven’s competitors include:

    • Film and television star, Cloris Leachman, 82. The oft-time comedic actress (“The Facts of Life” and “Malcolm in the Middle”) and legend has won eight Primetime Emmy’s, one Daytime Emmy and a measly Oscar as well. Leachman is the oldest star to ever compete on the dance show, Wayne Newton, 65, formerly held that distinction. Corky Ballas, father of Mark Ballas, will be Leachman’s dance partner.
    • Comedic actor Ted McGinley, 50. McGinley is best known for his stint on FOX’s raunchy comedy “Married with Children” where he played Jefferson D’Arcy from 1991-1997; he also played Charley Shanowski on the former ABC sitcom “Hope & Faith.” McGinley will be paired with “DWTS” newcomer Inna Braye.
    • Professional beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor, 31, who just took home a gold medal with teammate, Kerri Walsh, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. May-Treanor is not used to defeat; she and Walsh have not lost a beach volleyball game in a whopping 103 matches. May-Treanor will dance with the sexy Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
    • Olympic champion sprinter Maurice Greene, 34. Greene earned two gold medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and a Silver and Bronze Medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics. Greene is paired with another two-time champion, Cheryl Burke.
    • 2003 Super Bowl champion, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Warren Sapp, 35. The retired football’s player talent and popularity earned him seven trips to the Pro Bowl. Sapp will dance with Kim Johnson.
    • Six-time Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton (“Un-Break My Heart”), 40. Recently, Braxton has been more recognizable for financial problems that led her to file for bankruptcy. Braxton will dance with Alex Mazo.
    • Lance Bass, 29, is the former bass singer of the pop boy band ‘N Sync. Bass came out of the closet as a homosexual in 2006. His former bandmate Joey Fatone was the runner-up on season four of “DWTS.” Bass teams up with Lacey Schwimmer.
    • Cody Linley, 18, is a young actor who is best known for his work on numerous Disney channel series. His most notable role is that of Jack Ryan on the Disney comedy “Hannah Montana.” Linley will dance with Julianne Hough.
    • Top celebrity chef and cookbook author Rocco DiSpirito, 41. In 2003 and 2004, the hot cook starred on his own reality series (“The Restaurant”) on NBC. DiSpirito will be paired with Karina Smirnoff.
    • Brooke Burke, 36, when not hitting the pages of popular lad mags “Maxim,” “Stuff” and “FHM” can typically be seen as a hosting personality (E’s “Wild On!” and CBS’s “Rock Star”). Burke is romantically linked to former “Baywatch” star David Charvet, the couple have two children together. Burke partners with Derek Hough.
    • Sex-tape star turned reality-show star, Kim Kardashian, 27, will fill the famous for no good reason void on season seven of the series. Kardashian will share the spotlight with dancer Mark Ballas.
    • Jeff Ross, 42, is a popular insult comic. While Ross probably won’t dazzle us with his dancing, audiences can likely look forward to some colorful exchanges between Ross and judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Edyta Sliwinska gets the honor of teaching Ross how to shake his bon-bon.

    The new season of “DWTS” premieres on Monday, September 22 on ABC.

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


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    • Susan Lucci
    • AMC

      OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 25 Edition

      Sunday, August 24, 2008 10:04 PM | By Scotty Gore


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Girls just wanna have fun.

      THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

      Dallas gives Nora a run for her money with regards to Clint, Rex learns he has a son, Brody plays dirty to get what he wants, Carlo and Jonas are made a laughingstock, Tina is reunited with Todd, Langston researches her family tree, and Tess and Todd form an unholy alliance.

      The Inside Story: Revenge May Be Sweet, But Payback is Hell

      Antonio, Sarah, and Cristian arrive at the royal palace in Mendorra as they begin their quest to rescue Talia, who has been busy rebuffing Jonas’ advances. Antonio sneaks into Talia’s room, while Cristian and Sarah surprise Jonas. Carlo spots Antonio in Talia’s room, prompting Talia to render her father unconscious. The quad drugs Carlo and Jonas and places them in bed together. As Talia gives the press a guided tour of the palace the media spots the “lovers” in bed together.
      Carlo and Jonas are left publicly humiliated. Antonio, Talia, Sarah, and Cristian’s plan works much better than they anticipated.

      A Closer Look: You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Your’s

      Todd maintains his composure when John stops by with a search warrant. Meanwhile Tess, thinking on her feet, fakes abdominal pains to create a distraction, which allows Todd’s bodyguard to sneak Marty out of the house undetected. Afterward, however, Tess is angry when Todd refuses to display any gratitude. Tess sneaks away from Todd and John and discovers Marty hidden away in a garden shed on the property. Back in the house, John becomes aggravated when his search of Todd’s house turns up empty. Upon returning to the police station, John finds Blair in his office and the pair remain obsessed over the identity of Todd’s ‘”mystery woman.” Tess can hardly fathom what Uncle Todd has been up to. Later she makes a deal with the devil as she and Todd team to keep their skeletons in the closet. Some time later, Todd encounters Tina when he stops by Llanfair to visit Tess. Todd’s interest is quipped when Tina alerts him to some mysterious happenings in the basement. Meanwhile, John is more determined than ever to find whom Todd is hiding. Tess and Todd are at a crossroads, as each has no choice but to keep the other’s secrets. In a moment of desperation, Todd attempts to force Jessica to emerge, only to have Tess laugh in his face. By week’s end, Sam’s custody hearing begins as Todd and Blair face off in court. To ensure he gets what he wants, Todd tells Marty his biggest lie yet, which results in the two getting closer. John corners Mayor Lowell into reinstating Bo to the office of police commissioner. And Tess quickly tries to cover her tracks after Leo the contractor is spotted by too many people at Llanfair.

      What to Watch

      • In 1968, Gigi confesses to Rex that he is Shane’s father, just as he is about to ship out to Vietnam.
      • Brody subsitiues Rex’s toothbrush as his own, as he and Shane take a paternity test.
      • Dallas admits to Nora that she still has her eye on Clint.
      • Gigi’s confession sends her and Rex back to 2008.
      • In 1968, the real Bo Buchanan heads off for Fort Bliss as history repeats itself.
      • Once the anger subsides, Gigi and Rex discuss how best to tell Shane the truth.
      • Rex reassures Gigi as they agree to take things slow.
      • While visiting Lindsay in jail, Bo thanks her for helping him deal with the past.
      • Natalie doesn’t like Jared doing Clint’s dirty work, leaving Jared conflicted.
      • Langston hires Madam Delphina to prove that she isn’t alone.
      • Jared and Natalie suggest to Carlotta that she should hire Charlie to rebuild the diner.
      • Jared makes a decision about Clint’s offer after arguing with Natalie.
      • Langston has a hard time keeping her mind off Delphina’s prediction.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF September 1, 2008

      • Monday: Encore of the second of the 40th anniversary episodes (which originally aired on July 22nd) in which Viki and Ben share an emotional reunion in heaven; Mel and David beg Dorian to save Viki’s life; and Tina watches as history repeats itself before her very eyes.
      • Tuesday: Todd has an interesting proposal for Marty; Marcie and Michael remain at odds over the adoption; Tina and Roxy conclude that they have a lot in common.
      • Wednesday: Blair and Marcie doubt the sincerity of Todd’s apology; John vows to uncover the truth; Tina’s too smart for her own good; Janet quizzes Marty on her feelings for Todd.
      • Thursday: Tess pushes Todd to silence Tina; Natalie has a showdown with Clint; Cristian is confronted by an old adversary on his way back to Llanview; Clint and Nora argue.

      • Friday: Brody makes Rex the bad guy in front of Shane; Tess puts phase two of her plan in motion; Marcie is jealous of Michael and Layla’s friendship.


      Sunday, August 24, 2008 9:43 PM EST | By Errol Lewis


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Be my savior.

      THIS WEEK ON:

      THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

      After discussing theories and motives, Lt. and Det. Baker’s work to get to the bottom of Eric’s attempted murder and make an arrest. After getting a chilling visit from Stephanie in jail, Owen begs Ridge to believe his story. Ann calls Stephanie and delivers some troublesome news. Nick and Katie come to an emotional decision about their baby.

      The Inside Story: Owen to the Rescue

      A terrified Donna tries to fight off a masked intruder. A tied up and honey basted Donna is moments from death when she discovers that Pamela has opened the doors for a bear to eat her alive. Owen, Marcus, Brooke and Ridge rush to Big Bear, but can they make it in time to save Donna? Tune in on Friday, August 29 to find out!

      What To Watch

      • Stephen and Beth in a moment of passion on Tuesday, August 26.
      • Betty White returns as Ann Douglas on Thursday, August 28.

      “The Bold and the Beautiful” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.



      Sunday, August 24, 2008 9:16 PM EST | By Errol Lewis


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — When secrets come out.

      THIS WEEK ON: DAYS OF OUR LIVES

      Lucas informs Sami that he is leaving and taking Allie with him. Chelsea surprises Daniel at his apartment, but how will Chelsea take the news when Daniel comes clean about his relationship with Kate? Meanwhile, Nick finds Melanie, and the two have an instant connection. Marlena finally wakes up with John by her side. John asks Marlena to come home with him when she’s released from the hospital. Max tells Tiffany that he has a girlfriend, but she doesn’t let that stop her from planting a kiss on him anyway. Phillip is in hot water.

      The Inside Story: Trent Robbins

      Trent asks Nicole for help. Trent overhears a conversation between Max and Caroline. While Trent wants Steve’s help in locating Max, Steve begins investigating Trent on Thursday, August 28.

      What To Watch

      • Stefano tells Tony that he’s coming home on Friday, August 29.

      “Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on iTunes. Check local listings.



      Sunday, August 24, 2008 11:34 PM ET | By Errol Lewis


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former “As The World Turns” star, Scott Holroyd, joins the cast of “Dirty Sexy Money.”

      According to Michael Ausiello in his Ausiello Files column, Scott Holroyd, who portrayed Paul Ryan on CBS’ “As The World Turns” from 2001-2003, is joining the cast of the ABC primetime soap “Dirty Sexy Money” this fall. Holroyd will play the brother of Kiersten Warren’s Ellen Darling.

      Currently, Ellen’s husband, Senator Patrick Darling (played by William Baldwin), is having an affair with transsexual Carmelita (played by real-life transsexual Candis Cayne), who mysteriously disappeared in the last episode of the shows first season.

      Holroyd’s character is said to not be taking the news of Patrick’s sexual escapes as easy as his sister did.

      Since leaving “World Turns,” Holroyd has appeared in such shows as “Law & Order: SVU,” “That 70′s Show,” “Ghost Whisperer” and “In Justice.” In November 2007, he married childhood friend Allison Munn.

      “Dirty Sexy Money” airs Wednesdays 10/9c on ABC.


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        Saturday, August 23, 2008 6:09 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


        Sony Produces Best Soap Not on TV

        After firing the writing teams of “Days of our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless” during the infamous Writer’s Strike earlier this year, Sony Pictures Television, producer of both soaps, continues to house power struggles behind-the-scenes between executives and writers at the top ranked daytime soap operas. Is it any wonder why fans call the series of events the best drama not on TV?

        February 2008 will not only go down as the end of the first writer’s strike in nearly 20 years, but it will also go down as a time when striking writers learned whether they’d have a job to come home to, at least if you were a writer for a Sony produced daytime drama series.

        On February 2, Soap Opera Network broke the news that Hogan Sheffer and the majority of his writing team were fired from NBC’s “Days of our Lives.” Then, on February 13, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” handed out pink slips to its head writer and Executive Producer, Lynn Marie Latham, her husband Bernard Lechowick, and key members of her writing team. Immediately after the “Days of our Lives” firings, the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) got involved and questioned the legalities of whether or not the studio and its co-owner of “DAYS,” Corday Productions, Inc., were able to release their writers while they were on strike. While no news had come out about how the WGA was handling that situation at the time, it is clear, however, that they are involved now. The reason? Dena Higley.

        If you have ever come across a “DAYS” message board and saw postings about the quality of the show, you’d probably come to realize that Dena Higley is quite possibly the most hated writer in daytime. Yes, she even beats mob lover, Robert Guza Jr (Head Writer, “General Hospital”).

        Higley, 49, got her start as Associate Head Writer at “Days of our Lives” in 1985, a position she held for 18 years. She was named Head Writer in 2003. In 2004, she left the show only to join ABC’s “One Life to Live” as its Head Writer. She was later fired in June 2007 after disastrous storylines angered fans and the soap started hitting record lows in the Nielsen ratings. Later that year she came back to “DAYS” as Co-Head Writer alongside Hogan Sheffer. During the Writer’s Strike, however, Higley was outed by former Soap Opera Weekly Editor, Carolyn Hinsey, as going Fi-Core. “Fi-Core” is short for “financial core,” in which WGA membership is reduced to its core necessities such as the inability to vote in elections, hold a seat on the board, or have any say in how the guild conducts its business. A writer that partakes in such activity will never be able to return to full guild privileges for however long they shall live. Sure sounds like a broken marriage agreement, no?

        Hinsey’s claims were validated when actor James Reynolds (who plays Abe Carver on the soap) was quoted by TV Guide Canada‘s Nelson Branco in saying “Dena is our head writer,” and that he’d been enjoying her work, “especially the episodes that are airing now.” His comments were notable at the time as Dena had not received writing credit on the show, though her husband Mark Christopher Higley and friend Victor Gialanella did elect to go “Fi-Core.” Higley was named Head Writer shortly after the strike was over. According to sources, since the end of the strike, the WGA has been investigating claims as to whether Higley did indeed go “Fi-Core.” Also at the end of the strike, after a two-year absence, Rick Draughon returned to the show as a Script Writer. On June 1, it was revealed that he had been bumped up to Co-Head Writer with Dena, while Gialanella was demoted to Script Editor.

        As the height of the summer season approached, word broke out that “DAYS” Executive Producer Ed Scott and an unnamed “diva” were re-writing Higley’s scripts and telling everyone they were in charge of the show. This claim was also made of Josh Griffith, Executive Producer of “The Young and the Restless,” of Head Writer Maria Arena Bell’s scripts. Griffith, Bell and Paula Cwikly were all revealed to have gone “Fi-Core” during the strike. Hogan Sheffer, who himself also went “Fi-Core” during the strike, but at “DAYS”, was named Co-Head Writer of “Y&R” in May. Recently rumors were circulating that Josh Griffith had been fired, however, a “Y&R” rep denies those claims.

        It has been speculated that Higley, angered with the working environment she was placed in, went to the Writer’s Guild and asked them to intervene. The WGA was said to have issued a cease and desist letter to the show. On Friday, August 15, Ed Scott was fired and replaced by former “One Life to Live” Executive Producer and onetime “DAYS” Head Writer, Gary Tomlin. On August 22, Soap Opera Network once again broke news that Tomlin had hired Christopher Whitesell as another Co-Head Writer for “DAYS.”

        Now the question remains, how many head writers does it take to end this never ending storyline where one woman holds so much power at NBC’s sole daytime soap opera, before fans do not recognize their show by refusing to watch and NBC cancels the 43 year-old show in favor of cheaper programming? The only one who knows that answer is Ken Corday, owner of the soap, who is currently said to be paying off the remainder of James E. Reilly and Hogan Sheffer’s contracts, which were interrupted after their respective firings by Corday himself.

        Seriously Sony, get your act together. If only the drama on screen was as juicy as the one going on behind-the-scenes, you’d find yourself with daytime’s #1 drama…oh wait, “Y&R” already holds that title. Maybe “DAYS” could bump up to #2? One can dream!

        This is Errol Lewis…Keeping you Wired.

        Correction (9:48 AM ET): Hinsey “outed” Higley as a “scab” writer, not a “Fi-Core” writer as mentioned in the article above. A “scab” is one who unofficially crosses the picket line during a strike and chooses to work for the party a union is rallying against. When someone chooses “Fi-Core” they are officially informing their union that they have chosen to work, instead of striking with other union members.


        • The Young and the Restless
        • Days of our Lives
        • Ed Scott
        • Ken Corday
        • Gary Tomlin
        • Christopher Whitesell
        • Carolyn Hinsey
        • Josh Griffith
        • Dena Higley
        • Sony Pictures Television

          Needed: Various Positions

          Friday, August 22, 2008 10:00 PM ET | By Errol Lewis


          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we approach our 7th year online in October, Soap Opera Network is looking toward the future and has come up with an aggressive plan to “Bringing.Drama.Closer” than ever before to the fans of daytime and prime soap operas. In order to do this, we need individuals who would like to cover the following soap operas and provide visitors with news, previews and interviews with today’s biggest and brightest stars:

          • 90210
          • The Bold and the Beautiful
          • Brothers & Sisters
          • Desperate Housewives
          • Dirty Sexy Money
          • Days of our Lives
          • Gossip Girl
          • Grey’s Anatomy
          • Guiding Light
          • One Tree Hill
          • Private Practice
          • Ugly Betty

          Show Editors will be required to provide up-to-date News and Previews for their respective show.

          Soap Opera Network is also looking for episode recappers for the daytime soaps.

          If you are interested in any position, please contact me at [email protected]. In your subject line, please indicate which show or area you are interested in covering. A writing sample should be attached in your email.

          Note: At this time all available positions are based on a volunteer basis only.


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