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If you've ever tuned into NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and wondered what life is like for the contestants following their grueling experience, former "As The World Turns" actress Martha Byrne (ex-Lily Snyder) along with writer Daryn Strauss have come together for a new series that hopes to give you the answers you crave. In "Weight: The Series," Byrne portrays the role of Claire Carlson, a mom who loses 100 pounds on a reality show and then has to contend with the absurd and complicated reactions of her friends and family as she attempts to balance the day to day pressures of staying thin and appearing on reality TV. If the description sounds interesting to you, you might be interested in attending a VIP Soap Party and Advanced Screening of the pilot alongside several of daytime's biggest and brightest stars!

On the Monday, September 29 season premiere episode of ABC's "Castle," "General Hospital" star Jon Lindstrom (Kevin Collins) will guest star as FBI Agent Connors, who helps Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) try to solve the toughest case of her career following her much-anticipated nuptials to Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion; ex-Joey Buchanan, "One Life to Live") that resulted in an ominous black SUV driving him off the road in the season finale before he could see his blushing bride.

On the Wednesday, October 1 episode of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," entitled "American Disgrace," former "One Life to Live" star Kelley Missal (ex-Dani Manning) will appear as an alleged rape victim of pro basketball star Shakir “The Shark” Wilkins (guest star Henry Simmons; "NYPD Blue," "Another World"). In the episode, Orion press rep Carla Cannon (Missal) tells reporters she was raped by Wilkins. When more women come forward, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Detective Carisi (guest star Peter Scanavino) disagree on the authenticity of each woman’s story, and Barba (Raul Esparza) takes a shaky case to court.

“The Young and the Restless” has cemented its spot as the number one daytime drama for the past 25 years with a record of outstanding decisions, and the sudser’s latest flawless move was the addition of Emmy-winning actress Gina Tognoni, who took over the role of Phyllis Summers (previously portrayed by Michelle Stafford, Nina Clay, “General Hospital”) this year. The Missouri native showed off her serious acting chops as “Guiding Light’s” Dinah Marler and “One Life to Live’s” Kelly Cramer, and now that Phyllis is finally out of her lengthy coma and headed back to Genoa City starting this week, Tognoni will be giving soap fans yet another dose of her powerhouse skills — but this time, as the feisty GC diva “Y&R” fans have loved since she hit the scene back in 1994!

Cape May Stage Equity Theater Company is putting on a production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play “Other Desert Cities” with a super soapy twist: former “Guiding Light” actor Robert Newman (ex-Joshua Lewis; Richard, “Venice”) will be performing in the show, which is being directed by former “Days of our Lives,” “One Life to Live” and “Guiding Light” director Roy Steinberg!

When Soap Opera Network recently caught up with “One Life to Live’s” David Fumero (ex-Christian Vega), he revealed that he’s been the putting the pedal to the metal in his race to find primetime success, and it looks like his hard work has finally paid off: He’s been cast as a series regular on Starz’ drama series, “Power!”

Soap Opera Network teased that OWN’s new Tyler Perry series, “If Loving You Is Wrong,” is hot, but the series is way more than that: It’s literally on fire!

If Michael Fairman’s recent return as Patrick Murphy on “The Young and the Restless” wasn’t enough for you, you’re in luck: The actor is heading to ABC Family’s “The Fosters” for a special holiday episode!

Time to upgrade your fire extinguishers, because Tyler Perry’s new series for OWN, “If Loving You Is Wrong,” is scorching hot! Not only will the first scenes and beyond have your jaws dropping, the steamy drama also stars former “All My Children” star Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan Devane), former "One Life to Live" star Charles Malik Whitfield (ex-Ben Price), and Joel Rush, who had a short stint as an assistant manager on NBC’s “Days of our Lives!”

Retro TV has announced that its finally set a debut date for reruns of the classic soap opera, “The Doctors.” According to an official press release sent out today, the sudser will join the network’s afternoon lineup starting Monday, September 29!
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