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  • Katie Couric: ‘General Hospital’s’ Savior?

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    On June 6, 2011, ABC finally announced (after months of rumors) that it had signed a deal with former "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric to host a new daily syndicated talk show, and that said show would replace veteran soap opera "General Hospital" in the 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT/CT timeslot. While initially the decision brought fear to soap opera fans, who only two months prior learned that ABC Daytime's two other veteran soaps ("All My Children" and "One Life to Live") would be replaced by two new food and lifestyle centered talk shows ("The Chew" and "The... READ MORE
  • Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati Join Twitter

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    Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati, who took over the reigns as ABC's new executive producer and head writer for "General Hospital," are now on the world wide web courtesy of Twitter, the social networking media giant. READ MORE
  • Hughes, Rogers and Samms Check Back Into ‘General Hospital’

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    On the heels of a cancellation announcement and a failed online venture, it was announced that successful former Executive Producer, Frank Valentini, and former Head Writer, Ron Carlivati, of "One Life to Live" were hired for the same positions at a struggling "General Hospital." Rattling many "GH" fans, in recent days, has been the announcement that at least several major "OLTL" stars will be showing up in Port Charles as their Llanview alter egos. Carlivati insists to insiders that "GH" fans need not worry as he has no intention of turning their soap into "OLTL." To that end, the... READ MORE
  • Next Stop, Port-Charles! Four ‘OLTL’ Actors Join ‘GH’

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    Four stars of "One Life To Live" will be joining the cast of joining "General Hospital." READ MORE
  • DePaiva Responds to Reports that ‘OLTL’ Won’t Continue Online

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    On the heels of today's announcement by Prospect Park that the upstart production company was shelving plans to relaunch canceled ABC soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," the cast and crew of the sudsers are beginning to speak out. Kassie DePaiva (Blair), who became one of the first "OLTL" stars to sign on back in September to help the show make the transition, has issued a statement on her website regarding the turn of events. READ MORE
  • Prospect Park Suspends Online Plans for ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’

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    After five months of negotiations with various guilds, hundreds of presentations to potential financial and technology partners, and a hope that we could pioneer a new network for the future, it is with great disappointment that we are suspending our aspirations to revive “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” via online distribution. It is now becoming clear that mounting issues make our ability to meet our deadlines to get OLTL on the air in a reasonable time period following its January 13, 2012 ABC finale impossible. READ MORE
  • ‘OLTL’ Stars Bid Farewell to ABC Era

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    A collection of Twitter and Facebook posts from current and former cast and crew members of "One Life to Live" during and following the show's final days of production on its ABC Daytime run, which wrapped production last Friday. READ MORE
  • Ford Trio’s Daddy Dearest Comes Back to ‘Life’ as John Wesley Shipp Returns to Set

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    Looks like another ghostly return for "One Life to Live." John Wesley Shipp, who played the abusive father of the Ford brothers and ex-husband of their mom Inez Salinger (Jessica Leccia) appears to be headed back to Llanview for the show's final days on the air. But just what brings the murdered deadbeat dad back to the canvas? READ MORE
  • Hutchison Brings Gabrielle Back to Llanview

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    Add another name to the list of the caravan of returning stars to "One Life to Live." Fiona Hutchison shocked fans this week by announcing the soap has asked her to reprise her signature role of Gabrielle Mednina. READ MORE
  • Soap Opera Network: 10 Years of Soap Opera Discussion, News and Much More

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    October 8, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of Soap Opera Network, an online magazine celebrating the world of soaps past, present and future. READ MORE