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In addition to the previously reported untitled Cain and Abel themed soapy family drama that the network gave a put pilot order to on Friday, Deadline is reporting that NBC has bought family drama "The Bourbon Kings," based on the best-selling novel of the same name by J.R. Ward, and "Talent," a family oriented soap opera following a music prodigy who is dealing with the murder of his one true love in a unique way. Both projects are in development for the 2016-17 television season.
In the newest issue of Soap Opera Digest, on newsstands now, it's revealed that Serena Mason will become the first victim of the upcoming serial killer storyline on NBC's "Days of our Lives." The news doesn't come as much of a surprise considering the character was one of the first reported to be leaving Salem following the hiring of a new head writing regime earlier this year. In an interview with the magazine, portrayer Melissa Archer talks about how she found out about her character dying, what's next in her career and how Serena meets her maker!

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 11:11 PM EDT
Susan Lucci, former star of "All My Children" (ex-Erica Kane) and a "Dancing with the Stars" contestant, will be joined by Blondie legend Debbie Harry, Christie Brinkley and Brooke Shields for a comedic reading of the 2010 release, "Kardashian Konfidential," reports The New York Post. The ladies will each be taking on the role of one of the Kardashian sisters - Kourtney, Kim and Khloe - as part of the Celebrity Autobiography performance show on Friday, August 21 at the Guild Hall in East Hampton.

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Friday, August 7, 2015 4:29 PM EDT
After a failed attempt in relaunching "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" for the web in 2013, Prospect Park co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz is returning to his roots with the relaunch of The Firm, the management and production company he co-founded in 1997 and ceased operations in 2008.
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Several daytime stars, including "Days of our Lives" actors Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) and Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera), "General Hospital" actors Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery) and Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), along with former "DAYS" and "All My Children" actress Chrishell Stause, have banded together in a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) to help raise awareness to the Childhelp #FiveTooMany Campaign during National Child Abuse Prevention Month (April).
As previously reported, former soapers Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami Brady) and Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery) have teamed up for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie, "Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery," which premieres Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 PM, ET/8:00 PM, CT on the network. Before the movie premieres, Soap Opera Network has your first look photos at the duo on screen!
After conducting interviews with several of today's top talents and filing special assignment reports for the newsmagazine on multiple occassions over the past year, CBS Television Distributions's "Entertainment Tonight" officially announced today the hiring of "All My Children" alum Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery) as its new weekend co-anchor and a full-time correspondent. He will also serve as a fill-in anchor for the weekday telecast, hosted by Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier.
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First announced in October of last year, Pop is ready to release their "Queens of Drama" as soap stars Lindsay Hartley (“All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives,” "Passions"), Crystal Hunt (“Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live”), Vanessa Marcil (“Las Vegas,” “General Hospital”), Chrystee Pharris (“PSNS,” "GH") and Hunter Tylo (“The Bold and The Beautiful”) are joined with special appearances by Donna Mills (“Knots Landing,” “Melrose Place” and "GH") in their new reality series debuting Sunday, April 26 at 10:00 PM, ET/7:00 PM, PT, immediately following the network's exclusive live broadcast of "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards."
With production beginning this month, Michael Caruso's "Winterthorne" has added "One Life to Live" alum John-Paul Lavoisier to its cast. The soap star will portray the role of Hugh Cambridge, a handsome and mysterious man, who shares a past with Miranda Winterthorne, portrayed by "Days of our Lives" alum, Martha Madison. The character is said to be hell bent on becoming a member of the Winterthorne family and will go about any means necessary, including seducing Miranda, to get what he wants.
On Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT, get ready for Alison Sweeney ("Days of our Lives") and Cameron Mathison ("All My Children") to take America by storm when their Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie, "Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Mystery," premieres on the cable network. The movie, also starring "One Life to Live" alum Barbara Niven ("Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove"), is based on the bestselling series of books by Joanne Fluke and follows the story of Hannah Swensen (Sweeney), owner of the Cookie Jar shop where patrons frequently gossip about the latest happenings in town.
Hot on the heels of news that NBC's "Days of our Lives" has put out a casting call for the contract role of Finn, a new doctor set to work alongside Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) when he hits Salem later this year, comes word that the daytime drama series has made a shift in ranks behind the scenes. Lisa de Cazotte is out as co-executive producer, a role she took on in October 2011, with veteran "DAYS" director/producer Albert Alarr set to replace her.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:29 PM EDT
ABC's "General Hospital" is adding "All My Children" alum Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe) to its all-star cast, it was announced yesterday by executive producer Frank Valentini, following an ongoing Twitter conversation with head writer Ron Carlivati, in response to Valentini's promise of a major casting announcement. "Hey @RebeccaBudig wanna join the cast of GH in a new Killer Role??" tweeted Valentini, after saying "okay okay" to head writer Ron Carlivati.