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Best known for his starring role as Steve Elliott in the CBS sitcom "Petticoat Junction," actor Mike Minor has died. The former soap star, who made a big impression on daytime fans as Brandon Kingsley on "All My Children" and as Dr. Royal Dunning on "Another World," passed away on Thursday, January 28. He was 75 years old.

Marie Wilson’s ‘DAYS’ Return Set

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 12:54 PM EDT
Marie Wilson
On the Friday, February 5 episode of NBC's "Days of our Lives," Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) will finally see the face of the woman he's been seeing in his dreams in the form of actress Marie Wilson, who is returning to the daytime drama series in the newly created role of Summer.
Nathaniel Marston
Nathaniel Marston's mother, Elizabeth Jackson, shared new details about her late son following a memorial service to honor him at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York on Saturday, January 16. Marston, remembered as Michael McBain on "One Life to Live" and Eddie Silva, "As the World Turns," died November 11 as a result of injuries he suffered in a car crash on October 30.
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!
Four individuals connected by blood, friendship, sex, and love are dragged into the classic battle between good versus evil. No that's not the description for an arc on ABC's "General Hospital" or CBS' "The Young and the Restless," but the online drama "Pride: The Series," which features "GH's" Ilene Kristen (Delia Ryan) and "As The World Turns'" actress Lauren B. Martin (ex-Camille Bennett) as special guest stars. Recently, the series became an official selection of Miami Web Fest, a 10-day festival that showcases the hottest new web series around the world. The festival begins Friday, September 25 and culminates on Sunday, October 4 with the Miami Web TV 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.
After several months of disastrous ratings returns that has left many in the industry wondering if "Days of our Lives" would survive its next renewal talks between NBC, Sony Pictures Television and Corday Productions, producers of the soap, the daytime drama series will welcome back veteran writer Dena Higley, and former "One Life to Live" and "The Young and the Restless" head writer Josh Griffith, as its new head writers. The two replace outgoing head writers Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell.
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.
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.