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Jason Cook, Brandon Beemer
In the January 4, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest, on newsstands now, "Days of our Lives" executive producer Ken Corday revealed the reasons behind the soap's decision to bring back actor Brandon Beemer (ex-Owen Knight, "The Bold and the Beautiful") to the role of Shawn Douglas Brady, the eldest child of Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Bo (Peter Reckell), so soon after the blink-and-you-missed-it return and departure of original adult portrayer Jason Cook.

The Diversity Issue: TV Guide Grades the Soaps

Thursday, December 31, 2015 3:34 PM EDT
Mishael Morgan, Bryton James
In the current issue of TV Guide, on newsstands now, the magazine examines the four remaining daytime soaps consisting of "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" and how FOX's "Empire" may have influenced a push for more diversity in 2015 during love in the afternoon.
Whoopi Goldberg with co-hosts Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Michelle Collins, Paula Faris, Raven-Symone
After reporting how daytime stacks up when looking at the Adults 18-49 demo as used by primetime advertisers, one has to wonder what daytime looks like in the actual key sales demo of Women 18-49 when it comes to the season-to-date rankings. What's surprising is how poorly "The View" does overall, and how well "General Hospital" is actually doing when factoring in the Live+7* numbers vs. the traditionally reported Live+SD** numbers seen here on Soap Opera Network each week.
As we prepare to publish another week's worth of ratings covering the daytime soaps "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless," we felt it was worth noting the difference between daytime and primetime when it comes to demographics as part of a year-end report.
It was in 1996 when Tori Spelling broke out of her shell as Donna Martin on the popular FOX hit "Beverly Hills, 90210" with the NBC original movie, "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" As the TV movie approaches its 20th anniversary, Lifetime announced today that it is remaking the classic with a story by "General Hospital's" James Franco (ex-Franco), who will also executive produce.

‘General Hospital’ to Air Original on Christmas Eve

Friday, December 18, 2015 3:47 PM EDT
As a result of President Barack Obama addressing the nation for his last press conference of 2015, ABC was forced to pull an original episode of "General Hospital" today, which was all but set to air until Nathan Varni, Manager, Current Series, Scripted, announced plans to pull it citing the importance of the current storyline. The episode will now air on Monday, December 21 and an original episode will air on Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24) in place of a previously scheduled encore.
With returning stars Candace Cameron-BureJodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber as D.J. Tanner, Stephanie Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler, respectively, Netflix announced today that all 13 episodes of "Fuller House," the spin-off of the popular ABC sitcom that dominated the late 1980s and early 1990s, will release on Friday, February 26. The streaming service also released the first teaser trailer that brings back plenty of nostalgia for longtime fans.