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With NBC's "Bad Judge" and "A to Z" pulling less a than a 1.0 rating in the key Adults 18-49 sales demographic the network has decided to end both Thursday comedies after airing the original full 13-episode order for each. "Judge," the higher rated of the two, starred "The Practice's" Kate Walsh as a "bad judge" who really isn't. The series pulled a 0.9 in the demo in its most recent airing, while "A to Z," co-starring Cristin Milioti (aka: the mother from CBS' "How I Met Your Mother"), pulled in a 0.7 rating, which is the lowest rating a primetime show reportedly can hit before it gets the axe. Former "Passions" star Ryan McPartlin recently completed an arc on "Judge."
POP’s “Queens of Drama” is rolling out the red carpet and delivering exactly what the show’s title implies: In addition to the list of popular soap stars already attached to the reality show, “Dynasty” legend Joan Collins will also be a part of the new show!
As previously reported, soap stars Lindsay Hartley (“All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Passions“), Crystal Hunt (“Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live”), Vanessa Marcil (“Beverly Hills, 90210,” “General Hospital”), Chrystee Pharris (“Passions,” “General Hospital”) and Hunter Tylo (“The Bold and The Beautiful”) have signed on for POP's newest reality series, "Queens of Drama," where the ladies will work together to produce a pilot for a new serialized primetime drama series. As the poster above warns, today, October 28, marks the beginning of production for show. Donna Mills (“General Hospital,” “Knots Landing,” “Melrose Place”) will also be taking part with special appearances.
He's probably already endured some of the worst humanity has to offer while portraying Chad Harris-Crane on NBC's "Passions," but Charles Divins is getting ready to report on real world events when he joins the anchor team of NBC affiliate WDSU effective Monday, October 27, it was announced by WDSU President and General Manager Joel Vilmenay. “We’re delighted to welcome Charles to the WDSU family,” said Vilmenay, “He’s going to be a great addition to our news team.” Divins will co-anchor "WDSU News This Morning" alongside Randi Rousseau.
As Soap Opera Network previously reported, former “Passions” and “Desperate Housewives” star Jesse Metcalfe will be appearing on an upcoming episode of CBS’ “2 Broke Girls,” and a photo from his guest appearance has surfaced!
With soap stars Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, "The Young and the Restless"; Kristen DiMera, "Days of our Lives") and Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed, "DAYS"; ex-Taylor McBride, "Melrose Place") currently filming the fifth season of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," it was only a matter of time before a network greenlit a new reality series/docu-series comprised solely of the divas of daytime and primetime soap operas.

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on Friday, October 3, 2014 @ 7:25 PM
Just two weeks after the dramatic season finale of "Dallas," which found one of its lead characters killed after the car they were in exploded, TNT has opted to cancel the series after just three seasons, the network announced today.
It’s been almost eight months since “The Young and the Restless’” Adam Newman was declared dead following a horrific showdown and subsequent car crash with Billy Abbott. And since most of the town believed he’d perished in the fiery accident, they’ll be getting quite a shock when the very-much-alive CEO — now played by former “Passions” star Justin Hartley — makes a surprise return to Genoa City, which Soap Opera Network has exclusively learned will take place on Wednesday, November 5!
“Dallas’” Jesse Metcalfe (Chistopher Ewing) is one lucky man: He had the opportunity of romancing “Desperate Housewives’” Gabi (Eva Longoria), and now he’s in the running to land “Two Broke Girls’” Max (Kat Dennings)!

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on Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 11:42 PM
As they celebrated their first anniversary as hosts of "Soap Box with Lilly & Martha" on Thursday, August 21, former daytime soap stars Lilly Melgar ("General Hospital") and Martha Madison ("Days of our Lives") had soap journalist Michael Maloney, talent manager Michael Bruno and online soap reporter Michael Fairman on as guests as they discussed the week's biggest soap opera news. No story was bigger this past week than the news of Justin Hartley ("Passions," "Revenge," "Mistresses") returning to daytime television to portray a recast Adam Newman on CBS' "The Young and the Restless." According to Bruno, however, there was a chance that the role could have gone to Hartley's former "Smallville" co-star Tom Welling, "Sex and the City's" Jason Lewis or "Queer as Folk's'" Gale Harold.
He's been prancing around Genoa City only showing his hands to viewers, while the rest of the town thinks he's dead, but Adam Newman is most certainly returning to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in the coming months with a new face after supposedly dying in a fiery explosion in late January as played by actor Michael Muhney. TV Guide's Michael Logan is reporting that "Smallville" and "Revenge" star Justin Hartley is returning to daytime television to assume the role of the devilish Adam just in time for the all important November sweeps ratings period. Hartley, who will report to the CBS Television Center studio where "Y&R" is filmed in late September, previously portrayed the role of Fox Crane on NBC's "Passions" from 2002 to 2006.
Best known to soap fans for his role as Hank Bennett on NBC's "Passions," actor Ryan McPartlin has signed on for an arc on NBC's "Bad Judge," reports Deadline Hollywood. Per the publication, McPartlin will appear opposite series star Kate Walsh in the single-camera comedy series as Billy the Fireman, a love interest for Walsh's character, Rebecca. While the series is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, October 2 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT, there is no set airdate for McPartlin's appearance on the series.

on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 1:05 PM
Congratulations are in order for former “Passions” stars Natalie Zea (Gwen Winthrop) and Travis Schuldt (Ethan Winthrop): The couple got married last week!
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