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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.

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.
Nutrisystem, Inc. announced last week that Genie Francis ("General Hospital," "The Young and the Restless") is its new brand ambassador. The iconic former soap star is said to have lost 30 pounds while on the weight loss program, which she started after losing her sister in 2013 and following her oldest child, son Jameson Ivor Frakes, heading off to college.
Saturday, January 17 was Whitney Houston night on Lifetime as the network premiered "Whitney," its biopic based on the romantic life of Houston and husband Bobby Brown, one-hour special, "Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney," and "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances," hosted by long-time friend and the man who discovered her, Clive Davis. According to Nielsen Media Research ratings data, overall 11.8 million viewers tuned in during the event block (8:00 PM - 12:00 AM, ET/PT).
The CW announced today during its portion of the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena that it has given an early renewal to "Arrow," "Jane the Virgin," "Reign," "Supernatural," "The 100," "The Flash," "The Originals" and "The Vampire Diaries," all of which appeared on the network's fall 2014 schedule, for the 2015-2016 television season.
After joining the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" in the contract role of Starr Manning in 2012, which she originated in 1998 on "One Life to Live" when she was just 6 years old, Daytime Emmy Award winner Kristen Alderson (Kiki Jerome) has decided to leave the daytime drama series.
"All My Children" alum and frequent "Good Morning America" and "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent, Cameron Mathison, has signed on to star alongside Alison Sweeney ("Days of our Lives," "The Biggest Loser") in a new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries series of movies beginning with "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" (working title), which will premiere on the network in the spring.

Sunday, January 4, 2015 11:00 AM EDT
Just before the holiday break, actor Robb Derringer announced on social media that he will soon be departing ABC's "General Hospital," where he's been portraying the recurring role of Special Agent Kyle Sloane opposite Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) since mid-November.
"In the immortal words of Cher, you better sit down, kids," wrote soap columnist Carolyn Hinsey, who has penned her final "It's Only My Opinion" for Soap Opera Digest magazine, which appears in the January 5, 2015 issue. "I've taken another job, which means I have to give up this column and I am really sorry about that."
Brandon Stoddard, the former president of entertainment and director of daytime programming at ABC, who is best known for spearheading the launches of such series, specials and miniseries as "All My Children," "Roseanne," "Roots," "ABC Afterschool Specials," "Moonlighting" and "Thirtysomething," among many others, died today at his home in Bel-Air after a long battle with cancer. He was 77 years old.