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  • Michael Muhney Returning to ‘Y&R’?

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    While keeping relatively silent since being let go from CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in early December, actor Michael Muhney (ex-Adam Newman) was reportedly spotted on the CBS Television Studios based set of the daytime drama series recently, reports Soap Opera Digest in its June 9 issue. READ MORE
  • Former ‘Y&R’ Executive Producer and Head Writer Speaks Out on Michael Muhney Firing

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    Keadrick D. Washington/PR Photos (left); Howard Wise/JPI Studios (right)
    In Soap Opera Digest's reporting on the firing of Michael Muhney as Adam Newman on "The Young and the Restless," in its January 13, 2014 issue, the magazine included a quote from former executive producer and head writer, Maria Arena Bell. In the piece, Bell, who hired Muhney back in 2009, is quoted as saying, "Michael brought amazing dimension and complexity to the role of Adam Newman, and his and Sharon's was a great dark love story. Sadly, that story was seriously derailed in the last year, so I am not surprised that the show would look... READ MORE
  • UPDATE: Blake Hood OUT! Hartley Sawyer IN! ‘The Young and the Restless’ Recasts Kyle Abbott

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    Sony Pictures Television
    According to Soap Opera Digest, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" has recast Kyle Abbott, son of Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman), with daytime newcomer Hartley Sawyer. The actor replaces Blake Hood, who first aired in the role on April 27, 2012. READ MORE
  • Ingo Rademacher and Vanessa Marcil Returning to ‘General Hospital'; Richard Simmons Does the Nurses Ball

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    When Ingo Rademacher (Jasper "Jax" Jacks) was announced as a celebrity dancer on "Dancing with the Stars" for the competition series' 16th season, many avid "General Hospital" fans wisely guessed the actor's dancing chops would be tested as part of a cross-promotional opportunity between ABC's primetime juggernaut and the networks daytime soap staple. READ MORE
  • Soap Opera Digest Celebrates 50 Years of ‘GH’ With Full Sized Special Collector’s Edition

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    As People Magazine gets ready to release its special collector's edition honoring 50 years of "General Hospital" on Tuesday, March 12, the editors of Soap Opera Digest have collaborated on their own special tribute issue for the ABC Daytime drama series. Going on sale on Monday, March 25, the full sized Digest issue will include "revealing interviews, backstage gossip, photos, memories and more!" READ MORE
  • Ray MacDonnell Set to Make Return Visit to ‘All My Children’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Earlier today Paos Revolution (aka: Soap Revolution flipped) announced that actor Ray MacDonnell is scheduled to make a return visit to Pine Valley as Dr. Joe Martin. It was previously stated by Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin), in a recent interview with Soap Opera Digest, that MacDonnell would likely be appearing on the reboot of the soap when Knight said, "I think the Martins are going to be well-represented with Cady and I hear Ray. I’m sorry if Ricky won't be. I'm blessed, personally, that the Martins are going to be represented." READ MORE
  • ‘AMC’ and ‘OLTL’ Add to Behind the Scenes Personnel

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    With just a week to go before production is set to begin once more on "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," after more than a year since both series aired their last episodes on ABC, a number of behind the scenes personnel have been hired on to help spearhead the soaps into the digital world via Hulu and iTunes later this spring. READ MORE
  • ‘AMC,’ ‘OLTL’ 2.0 Production Dates Set?

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Prospect Park's much anticipated online revivals of long-running soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" continue to inch closer to reality as both shows are scheduled to go into production in the coming weeks ahead of their excepted launch dates on Hulu (and iTunes) sometime in April. READ MORE
  • ‘All My Children,’ ‘Days of our Lives’ and ‘General Hospital’ Issue Casting Calls With Diversity In Mind

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    It was on Friday, January 25, when Soap Opera Network first reported that Prospect Park's "All My Children" was looking to recast the role of Cassandra Foster, the adopted daughter of Angela Hubbard (Debbi Morgan), who the good doctor found abandoned in a dumpster during her run on ABC’s “The City” back in the mid-1990′s. The character returned as an 18 year-old seeking comfort from mommy dearest in 2008 as played by actress YaYa DaCosta. Since then, the production company has now officially issued a casting call for the role. According to the casting call, the role is for... READ MORE
  • ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ Moving Forward: Prospect Park Hires EPs, Signs on Actors

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    The big news of December 2012 was word that Prospect Park was taking another stab at moving ABC's "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" to the web in 2013. The news was first reported by Deadline.com's Nellie Andreeva. In her initial reporting, Andreeva revealed that Prospect Park had made agreements with the unions SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and the DGA (Directors Guild of America). Previously, while the company had planned on debuting the shows on the web in early 2012, no deals had been signed with either union or the... READ MORE