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Things are about to start looking a bit different in Genoa City, as “The Young and the Restless” has named its new headwriters: Current ‘Y&R’ scribe Shelly Altman and daytime writer Jean Passanante will share the position, along with ‘Y&R’ scribe Tracey Thomson, who’s been promoted to co-writer within the new, all female headwriting team.

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Monday, September 9, 2013 1:08 AM EDT
Ratings Report for the Week of August 26-30, 2013NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,618,000 (+164,000/+279,000) 2. B&B 3,592,000 (+302,000/+481,000) 3. GH 2,673,000 (+55,000/+12,000) 4. DAYS 2,419,000 (+36,000/-152,000)Households 1. Y&R 3.3/11 (same/-.1) 2. B&B 2.6/8 (+.1/+.2) 3. GH 2.1/7 (+.1+.1) 4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.2)Women 18-49 Viewers 1. Y&R 758,000 (+32,000/-46,000) 2. B&B 665,000 (+83,000/+65,000) 3. GH 636,000 (-13,000/+10,000) 4. DAYS 529,000 (-15,000/-2,000)Women 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 1.2/8 (+.1/-.1) 2. B&B 1.0/7 (+.1/+.1) 2. GH 1.0/7 (same/same) 4. DAYS 0.8/6 (same/same)Women 18-34 Viewers 1. GH 223,000 (-23,000/+31,000) 2. Y&R 203,000 (-13,000/+16,000) 3. B&B 186,000 (+21,000/+37,000) 4. DAYS 158,000 (-4,000/-24,000)Women...
According to People Magazine, New Zealand-born actor/director/producer Stephen Kay, who portrayed Reginald Jennings on ABC's "General Hospital" for more than a decade, is engaged to "Covert Affairs" star Piper Perabo. Kay is a co-executive producer on the hit USA Network series, which returns with new episodes on Thursday, October 17 after a four-week hiatus.
The drama just never stops for Prospect Park’s “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” with the latest shocking news regarding the online sudsers coming from the L.A. Times. According to the publication, Prospect Park is shelving ‘One Life to Live’ until the lawsuit it launched against ABC in April is resolved. Additionally, the company will focus on producing “AMC,” with writers having already started work on scripts for the second season of the show.

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Friday, August 23, 2013 1:25 AM EDT
Ratings Report for the Week of August 12-16, 2013NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,511,000 (-9,000/+200,000) 2. B&B 3,382,000 (-63,000/+311,000) 3. GH 2,543,000 (+83,000/+80,000) 4. DAYS 2,283,000 (-113,000/-416,000)Households 1. Y&R 3.3/11 (same/+.1) 2. B&B 2.5/8 (same/+.2) 3. GH 1.9/6 (same/+.1) 4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.2)Women 18-49 Viewers 1. Y&R 764,000 (-22,000/-60,000) 2. B&B 643,000 (-24,000/+17,000) 3. GH 604,000 (+27,000/+13,000) 4. DAYS 531,000 (+5,000/-52,000)Women 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 1.2/8 (same/-.1) 2. B&B 1.0/7 (same/same) 3. GH 0.9/6 (same/same) 4. DAYS 0.8/5 (same/-.1)Women 18-34 Viewers 1. Y&R 223,000 (-22,000/+35,000) 2. GH 197,000 (+2,000/-1,000) 3. B&B 176,000 (-24,000/+48,000) 4. DAYS 166,000 (+17,000/-28,000)Women...
Soap Opera Network has learned that "General Hospital" and "General Hospital: Night Shift" alum, Minae Noji, has landed a top secret role in the new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film set for release in 2014. Starring Megan Fox as April O'Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Jeremy Howard as Donatello and Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, rumor has it that Noji will be portraying the role of Karai, a character first introduced in the 1992 comic book series, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:44 AM EDT
Ratings Report for the Week of July 29 - August 2, 2013NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.NOTE: There is no "DAYS" comparison to last year due to the OlympicsNumbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,692,000 (-56,000/+500,000) 2. B&B 3,597,000 (+2,000/+507,000) 3. DAYS 2,456,000 (-106,000/-------) 4. GH 2,441,000 (-98,000/+177,000)Households 1. Y&R 3.4/11 (same/+.3) 2. B&B 2.6/8 (same/+.4) 3. GH 1.8/6 (-.1/+.1) 3. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/---)Women 18-49 Viewers 1. Y&R 783,000 (-48,000/-15,000) 2. B&B 637,000 (-24,000/+12,000) 3. GH 581,000 (-32,000/+28,000) 4. DAYS 544,000 (-43,000/-------)Women 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 1.2/8 (-.1/same) 2. B&B 1.0/6 (same/same) 3. GH 0.9/6 (-.1/same) 3. DAYS 0.9/5...
"Tainted Dreams" is truly turning out to be the dream of a soap opera as the new series has added "One Life to Live's" Nathan Purdee to its cast. The actor joins the previously signed Alicia Minshew (“AMC”), Terri Ivens (“AMC”), Grant Aleksander (“Guiding Light”), Kelley Menighan Hensley (“As the World Turns“), Walt Willey (“AMC”), Natalia Livingston (“GH“), Marnie Schulenburg (“ATWT”), Michael Lowry (“AMC,” “One Life to Live“), Austin Peck (“ATWT,” “Days of our Lives“, “OLTL”), Colleen Zenk (“ATWT”), Larkin Malloy (“The Edge of Knight,” “All My Children”) Dina Manzo (“Dina’s Party” and “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”), Anthony Wilkinson (“My Big Gay Italian Wedding” and the new “My Big Gay Italian Funeral”), Lisa Marie Varon (“IMPACT WRESTLING”) and “Mr. PEC-Tacular” Jessie Godderz (“IMPACT WRESTLING” and “Big Brother”), Bobbie Eakes (“All My Children,” “The Bold and the Beautiful“), Ilene Kristen (“OLTL," “Ryan’s Hope”), James DePaiva ( “OLTL”) and Tonja Walker (“OLTL”).