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on Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 5:44 PM
It is with great sadness to report that "All My Children's" Matthew Cowles (Billy Clyde Tuggle) has died. The actor, who was married to actress Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife) for more than 30 years, passed away on Thursday, May 22 at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife and their two daughters, Isabel and Lily.
As it gets ready to finish the traditional television season (September-May) as America's most-watched network in viewers for the 11th time in 12 years, CBS has renewed 21 shows and has picked up an additional 8 for next season. Five of the new shows will air in the fall with the remaining three headed for midseason.The new series joining the network in the fall includes "Madam Secretary," starring Téa Leoni as the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State; "NCIS: New Orleans," a spinoff of "NCIS," starring Scott Bakula; "Scorpion," a high-octane drama starring Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick and Katharine McPhee, inspired...
"The Young and the Restless'" Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), of the hit independent film, “Tentacle 8,” — which also stars Bruce Gray (ex-Mark Wilcox), Teri Reeves (ex-Megan McKenna, "General Hospital"), and “All My Children’s” John Callahan (ex-Edmund Grey) and Matthew Borlenghi (ex-Brian Bodine) — will be appearing at Laemmle’s NoHo7 theater in Los Angeles for a special film screening on Tuesday, May 20, and guess what? Soap Opera Network has partnered with the film’s director, John Chi, in giving away two pairs of screening tickets to a couple of lucky SON readers!
“All My Children” grad Finn Wittrock (ex-Damon Miller) is on a role: Not only will he be starring in the upcoming Angelina Jolie-directed film “Unbroken” (which you can read more about here), he’s also been cast opposite Aaron Eckhart in the new film “My All American.”
Set your DVRs not only for Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” but also for “The Steve Harvey Show,” as Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, “All My Children”) will be dropping by the talk show next week to celebrate Mother’s Day!
In case you were wondering how the networks and the shows stacked up when nominees for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, Soap Opera Network has you covered! As previously reported, CBS leads the pack with 61 nominations overall with "The Young and the Restless" in particular leading all shows with 26 nominations. But, how do the other networks and shows stack up?
Segueing from discussion on baking as a skill that every mom should have on the Wednesday, April 30 edition of her syndicated and online series, "The Better Show," former "All My Children" actress Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe) announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Michael Benson. "I am five months pregnant," the excited actress shared with viewers and co-host JD Roberto (pictured above with Budig). "There have been a couple of Facebook followers that have guessed that, but I had a lot of tests and things to do and I wanted to make sure it was all okay before I said, 'I'm pregnant!' When her co-host, asked her how she's feeling overall, Budig revealed she's actually quite nervous. "I'm nervous. I'm really scared. I don't think there's a perfect parent and you don't know what you're going to get. I'm a lot more nervous than I thought I'd be."

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on Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 12:26 PM
It’s been a long time coming, but the date for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards has officially been set: A spokesperson for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences confirms that the ceremony will be taking place on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
A little disorderly conduct charge earlier this month wasn’t enough to stop former “All My Children” star Colin Egglesfield (ex-Josh Madden): The actor will be appearing on an upcoming episode of CBS’ series, “Unforgettable.”
Last week, Soap Opera Network featured an exciting interview with “The Young and the Restless’” Cady McClain (Kelly Andrews), but the actress had MUCH more to say regarding her new CBS soap role — as well as a slew of other topics, including the tragic second ending of “All My Children,” where she played Dixie Cooney for over 25 years. Read on to get additional scoop on a variety of subjects from “Y&R’s” newest star!
The phrase “How does she do it?!” is said a lot in regards to “Devious Maids” and former “All My Children” star Susan Lucci (Genevieve Delatour, “DM;” ex-Erica Kane, “AMC”), who manages to make being in one’s 60s look youthful and glamorous. And the actress is sharing her secrets!
When life gives you lemons, you’re supposed to make lemonade. But when former “All My Children” actors Debbie Morgan (ex-Angie Hubbard) and Ricky Paull Goldin (ex-Jake Martin, “AMC;” ex-Jesse Torres, “The Bold and the Beautiful;” ex-Gus Aitoro, “Guiding Light;” Andrew Miller, “Beacon Hill”) were given the very lemon-esque news that their sudser had been cancelled, they decided to make much more than lemonade: They paired up to executive produce an MTV special!
As we previously reported, “The Young and the Restless’” Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) is guest-starring on tonight’s episode of CBS’ hit sitcom, “The Crazy Ones.” The actress will be playing boozy librarian named Flora who enlists the help of Simon (Robin Williams) and his team to help her save her library.
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