In honor of “One Life to Live’s” 45th Anniversary today, July 15, Soap Opera Network has joined forces with FamousBirthdays.com to bring readers the celebratory birthday wishes relating to soap operas and assorted soapy content. Readers will be alerted of upcoming birthdays as they relate to soap operas and other forms of entertainment.
Heartthrob Trevor Donovan (ex-Jeremy Horton, “Days of our Lives”) is a man of many talents: He skis, snowboards, sings, plays the guitar and has a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts. But of his many abilities, acting takes the cake — and it’s something he’s been on a roll doing since he left “DAYS” six years ago. The California native has starred in projects like “90210,” “Savages,” and “The Client List,” and now he’ll add ABC Family’s “Melissa & Joey” to his resume.
As if things weren’t crazy enough on “Baby Daddy,” an ABC Family sitcom about a guy who becomes a surprise dad when his ex-girlfriend leaves a baby on his doorstep, Matt Dallas (“Kyle XY”) is dropping in again to up the ante!
“Days of our Lives” stars Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) and Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) have a lot to celebrate. In addition to surpassing their Kickstarter page donation goal for their new web comedy project, “Addicts Anonymous,” a new star has joined the cast: “Full House” alum, Lori Loughlin!
Loughlin, who’s also known for her roles on “The Edge of Night,” “Summerland,” and the new “90210,” will play Smith’s character’s mother (opposite Christian, who will portray Smith’s character’s dad) if the project is made.
Check out the “Addicts Anonymous” Kickstarter page for more information and to find out how you can help create the potential web series, which also stars comedy veterans Matt Walsh (“Veep,” “Ted,” “The Hangover,” “Old School”) and Jerry Lambert (“Shameless,” Family Guy,” “Bad Teacher”), and former “DAYS” beauty Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie Kiriakis).
ABC has consistently brought soap-worthy programming to primetime (“Desperate Housewives” and “Revenge,” to name but two), and the schedule for this fall is no different: Intermixing with popular mainstay shows like “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” come thirteen brand new shows, a few of which may spur “General Hospital” and other daytime soaps to come to mind! And Wendy Moniz (ex-Mayor Finn, “One Life to Live,” ex-Dinah Marler, “Guiding Light”) strengthens the soap/primetime connection with a role in the new drama, “Betrayal.” Read on to get the exciting details!
Maria Arena Bell, who was let go as Executive Producer and Head Writer of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” earlier this year, was honored on Wednesday, December 12 with a Humanitarian Award for her dedication to arts advocacy during the 14th Annual Women’s Image Network (WIN) Awards, which recognizes and honors exemplary men and women in the entertainment industry including those from the television, film and advertising worlds.
Deadline is reporting Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte is scheduled to make his series television debut when he makes a cameo appearance on the CW’s “90210.”
Last week Lochte made it known that he’d like to take a stab at television by either competing in an upcoming season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” or possibly finding love on the networks “The Bachelor.”
Lochte’s “90210″ episode is scheduled to air on Monday, October 29.
Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake, “General Hospital”) announced via Twitter late last week that he would be appearing on The CW’s “90210,” which returns for its fifth season in October.
“Anyone a “90210″ fan? Doing a guest spot tomorrow and Monday..looking forward to it,” Thompson’s tweet said.
“90210″ moves to Mondays at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT on The CW Television Network.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” has cast actor Blake Hood in the contract role of Kyle Jenkins Abbott, the son of Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) and Diane Jenkins (last played by Maura West). The character left the canvas shortly after the murder of his mother last year in the soaps yearly whodunit storyline.
In its reporting, The Hollywood Reporter stated “Kyle was originally believed to be the child of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), but once the truth came out that he was Jack’s son, a custody battle ensued. After the death of his mother, Kyle struggled with anger toward his father and eventually departed for boarding school. It’s unclear which family he’ll return home to when he arrives in Genoa City.” In actuality Kyle and his father left on good terms, but it is likely that the show has changed the storyline around in order to accomodate the SORASing of the character (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome to soap fans wondering) who is now inline with the age of Abby Newman (Marcy Rylan).
Hood, best known for his portrayal of Mark Driscoll during the second season of the CW’s “90210,” recently appeared in an episode of CBS’ “2 Broke Girls.” The actor has also appeared in ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” FOX’s “‘Til Death,” and NBC’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” In 2010, he appeared as Kennedy Peters-Booth in the box-office hit “Easy A” starring Emma Stone.
Hood is scheduled to mark his “Y&R” debut on Friday, April 27.
After a number of years being relegated to the 11:00 PM time slot (outside of the primetime hours of 8:00 to 11:00 PM), SOAPnet’s same day re-airings of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” are about to replace ABC’s canceled “All My Children” in the 8:00 PM ET/PT slot after the latter soap goes off the air on Friday, September 23.
SOAPnet, which has aired “AMC” in the time period since the networks inception in January 2000, also announced a restructuring of its full lineup that includes the removal of “Ryan’s Hope,” the addition of “Brothers & Sisters” and classic episodes of “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital.”
According to Soap Opera Digest, the weekend preceding “All My Children’s” final week on television, SOAPnet will air ten “Best of AMC’” hours, which includes five hours on Saturday, September 17 (7:00 PM ET/PT to midnight) and five hours on Sunday, September 18 (7:00 PM ET/PT to midnight).