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With news of Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell's ascension to the top of the "Days of our Lives" writing team after the NBC daytime soap let go Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr., less than a year after the two were hired to replace Dena Higley, Soap Opera Digest in its newest issue (issue dated April 16, 2012) is reporting that Tomlin and Whitesell has added the multiple Emmy award winning talents of veteran writer Lorraine Broderick to its new regime.

By The Numbers: The Demise of Soap Opera Weekly

Friday, March 23, 2012 6:31 PM EDT
Although the likelihood was expected thanks to the loss of long-time soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in 2011 and 2012, which were preceded by the departures of "Guiding Light" and "As The World Turns" in 2009 and 2010, news broke on Thursday, March 22 that after 22 years in publication Soap Opera Weekly would end its successful run as one of the premier soap opera magazines. The final decision to end the mag was just one of many blows the soap opera industry has felt in as many years. Soap Opera Network takes a by the numbers look at Weekly and how its readership levels helped lead to its ultimate demise.
On Thursday, October 20, it was announced that longtime "General Hospital" writer Michele Val Jean would be joining the Emmy Award winning writing team of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful." Also on that day Val Jean was given the opportunity of visiting the set of the soap while they were filming so she could get a better feel of the characters and the actors.
As previously reported, with "All My Children" wrapping production in less than a week, actress Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard) will be heading to CBS' "The Young and the Restless." Although her "Y&R" role has not been revealed, a CBS representative has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Morgan will begin taping scenes beginning Thursday, September 1, which is just one day after her contract with the ABC Television Network is set to expire.

EXCLUSIVE! What If… Promo: Sam McCall Meets John McBain

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 4:32 AM EDT
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 5:32 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo:Rick Rowell/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "What If..." John McBain (Michael Easton) from "One Life to Live" and Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) from "General Hospital" met in an elevator? Would they remember their past lives on ABC's "Port Charles" as Caleb Morley (Easton) or Livvie Locke/Tess Ramsey (Monaco)? Of course not, but that won't stop the ABC.com/SOAPnet.com original series from reuniting one of daytime's sexiest pairings in a whole new way. According to ABC, "After getting trapped in an elevator in a burning building, Sam and John get to know each other better than they ever thought they would." The episode begins airing next week only on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com.{auto width="460" height="360" autostart="true" showdigits="true" pbgcolor="#637997" pfgcolor="white" showicons="false"}/videos/network/abc/wif/WIFpromo_wk083010.flv{/auto}"What If..." is available anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com.Michael EastonOne Life to LiveOLTLGeneral HospitalPort CharlesGHKelly MonacoPCWhat If...

ATWT First Look: Lynn Herring

Sunday, July 5, 2009 4:00 AM EDT
Sunday, July 5, 2009 5:00 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Lynn Herring is joining the cast of CBS' "As The World Turns" as Audrey, mother of Henry Coleman (Trent Dawson), beginning Friday, July 24. Soap Opera Network has your first look at the actress whose return to daytime has sparked significant interest from fans of her work on ABC's "General Hospital" and "Port Charles."{igallery 16}Discussion: ATWT First Look: Lynn Herring
After 72 years on air between radio and television, CBS's "Guiding Light" will cease broadcasting on the CBS Television Network due to low ratings. Love may save the world, but apparently it wasn't enough to save television's longest running daytime drama. Even with having its name published in the Guinness World Record Book and winning three Daytime Emmy's for Best Drama Series (the most recent being in 2007), "GL" found itself unable to withstand the mass exodus of viewers from the traditional daytime soap format in recent years.