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  • Classic Soap Opera ‘The Doctors’ Returns to the Screen

    NBC Universal
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    NBC Universal
    Daytime fans who might be feeling a little nostalgic for the “good old days of soaps” now have something to smile about: Reruns of NBC’s former soap opera, “The Doctors,” will soon be airing on Retro TV! READ MORE
  • Lesli Kay Returning to ‘B&B’

    Cliff Lipson/CBS
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    Cliff Lipson/CBS
    Soap star Lesli Kay is returning to CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" as Felicia Forrester. The actress tweeted the news on Thursday, June 5. "Worked an episode of B&B today. It was great fun!" READ MORE
  • ‘ATWT’s’ Dylan Bruce Returns to ‘Orphan Black;’ Season Two Premieres This Saturday

    BBC America
    BBC America
    Former “As the World Turns” star Dylan Bruce (ex-Chris Hughes) has a little something to sing about: His series, the BBC America conspiracy clone thriller “Orphan Black,” debuts its season two premiere episode this weekend! READ MORE
  • InSESSION: Cady McClain Dishes on Her Debut as ‘Y&R’s’ Kelly Andrews!

    Courtney Lindberg
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    Courtney Lindberg
    “The Young and the Restless” viewers were recenlty hit with a one-two punch regarding the role of Kelly Andrews: Current portrayer Cynthia Watros was officially announced as stepping out of the role in order to take part in MTV’s new series “Finding Carter,” while Emmy winner Cady McClain (Dixie, “All My Children;” Roseanna, “As the World Turns”) was announced to be stepping into the role of the grieving mother! Soap Opera Network took part in McClain’s very first “Y&R” press conference, and the actress dished on how she landed the exciting role, how she feels about replacing Watros,... READ MORE
  • Funny or Die Spoofs Martha Byrne

    NBC
    NBC
    From being confused with "All My Children's" Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane) to herself jokingly confusing co-star Dermot Mulroney with Dylan McDermott, former "As The World Turns" actress Martha Byrne (ex-Lily Snyder) took part in a Funny or Die spoof interview intended to promote her upcoming appearance on NBC's "Crisis," which tells the shocking fictional story of an ambushed Washington D.C. school bus carrying some of the nation’s most important people’s children. Byrne will play the recurring role of Marie Wirth, a mother of one of the kidnapped children, beginning with the Sunday, April 6 episode. READ MORE
  • UP2LATELY: Martha Byrne Dishes on Her ‘Crisis’ Role, Her Dream Daytime Gig and Why Soap Fans (aka YOU) Are the Best Ever!

    NBC
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    NBC
    Former “As the World Turns” star Martha Byrne (ex-Lily Snyder; ex-Andrea Floyd, “General Hospital”) is making her debut on NBC’s drama series, “Crisis,” next month, and it looks like she’ll be doing it with a literal bang! A teaser trailer featuring the actress wearing a suicide vest has already racked up over a million YouTube views, with the number growing every day. Soap Opera Network caught up with Byrne to get the scoop on her emotional “Crisis” arc, how it might be a game changer for her career, what she thinks of soap fans and more! READ MORE
  • Former ‘AMC’ Star Amanda Seyfried: ‘Sex Scenes Are Great!’

    Craig McDean/W Magazine
    Craig McDean/W Magazine
    “All My Children’s” Amanda Seyfried (ex-Joni Stafford) was just 15 years old when she joined the soap world as “As the World Turns’” Lucinda Montgomery, and the actress has definitely done a lot of growing up since making it big in Hollywood! The “Mean Girls,” “Les Miserables” and “Lovelace” star is featured in the April edition of W magazine, where she makes it very clear that she’s not a little girl anymore! READ MORE
  • DGA Rule Change Leaves Daytime Serials to Compete With Likes of ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and ‘House of Cards’

    AMC; Netflix
    AMC; Netflix
    Last night marked the 66th annual Directors Guild of America Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, but none of today's daytime drama directors received a nomination. Why? Because the "Daytime Serials" category was integrated into the "Dramatic Series" category following a June 22, 2013 DGA National Board meeting that voted on rule changes, which forces daytime and primetime dramas to compete against internet distributed dramas such as "House of Cards," which essentially leaves daytime itself shut out from ever receiving a nomination as the dynamics of daytime is no where near the likes of... READ MORE
  • Soap Secrets Revealed: ‘GH’s’ Anthony Geary, ‘B&B’s’ John McCook, ‘DAYS’ Casting Director and More Discuss 2013’s Resurgence of The Soaps!

    It seems like just yesterday that the world was ready to nail the lid on the coffin of daytime soap operas. Ratings were low across the board, and a slew of sudsers — “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” — were cancelled, leaving only “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” on the air. But to the surprise of critics and many soap fans, 2013 saw a drastic turnaround: All four remaining soap operas saw a significant increase in ratings, and... READ MORE
  • REMINDER: Season 2 of ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ Premieres Tonight

    Jeremy Cowart/OWN
    Jeremy Cowart/OWN
    As we previously reported, season two of “Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots” starring former “One Life to Live” actress Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla Williamson) premieres tonight — and it looks like it’s going to be hot, hot, hot! READ MORE