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  • Breakdown Writer Shelly Altman Named Co-Head Writer of ‘General Hospital’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Yesterday afternoon, Soap Opera Digest reported that "General Hospital" has named breakdown writer Shelly Altman as its Co-Head Writer working alongside Head Writer Garin Wolf. Per the magazine's website Altman's new role is effective immediately.
  • James Scott Out? Not Everything Is As It Seems to Be

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    Chris Haston/NBC
    Earlier today, Soap Opera Digest shocked the soap world when it reported that after five years on "Days of our Lives," actor James Scott (EJ DiMera) would soon be vacating Salem after a contract dispute with show producers Corday Productions and Sony Pictures Television hit a snag, now hours later like sands through the hourglass, Scott's "DAYS" have changed.
  • Lavoisier Lands Primetime Gig

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    Donna Svennevik/ABC
    John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) is branching out from his daytime role on "One Life to Live." In addition to co-starring alongside his real and reel life girlfriend Farah Fath (Gigi) in the upcoming E! series "Dirty Soap," Lavoisier has also landed a guest starring role in the CBS primetime series "The Mentalist."
  • SOAPnet Reveals Post ‘All My Children’ Schedule, Slots ‘Days of our Lives’ into Primetime for the First Time

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    After a number of years being relegated to the 11:00 PM time slot (outside of the primetime hours of 8:00 to 11:00 PM), SOAPnet's same day re-airings of NBC's "Days of our Lives" are about to replace ABC's canceled "All My Children" in the 8:00 PM ET/PT slot after the latter soap goes off the air on Friday, September 23.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Returns to ‘All My Children’

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    The CW
    Soap Opera Network first reported that Sarah Michelle Gellar was interested in returning to her roots for a guest appearance in May. Today, the same day that film-star Josh Duhamel first aired on "All My Children" in his return stint as Leo du Pres, it was announced that Gellar's interest had come to fruition. Early this afternoon, Soap Opera Digest broke the news that he 34-year-old actress will appear on "AMC" for one episode before the September 23 finale on ABC.
  • ‘Guiding Light’ Alum Takes Over Llanview’s Highest Office

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    With Dorian Lord (Robin Strasser) about to exit the Office of Mayor to reportedly move on to become a Senator, Llanview gets a new commander-in-chief this fall when Wendy Moniz debuts in the recurring role of Mayor Finn, according to Soap Opera Digest.
  • ‘One Life to Live’ August Casting Updates

    Llanview loses a Todd, Dorian moves on to a higher calling, Kelly makes her next move, and other casting changes for the month of August.
  • ‘One Life to Live’ Welcomes Back Fan Favorites Tina & Cord

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    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” fans can breathe a sigh of relief. After months of reports of old faces returning to sister soap “All My Children’s” for its ABC finale, “One Life” finally have something to cheer about, with two big returns of its own. This fall, Andrea Evans (Tina) and John Loprieno (Cord)… Read More »
  • The ‘Gossip’ is True: Amanda Setton Returns to ‘OLTL’

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    Albert L. Ortega/WireImage
    As we first reported last night, thanks to a tweet from a "One Life to Live" crew member, it was looking as if Amanda Setton, who currently plays Penelope Shafai on "Gossip Girl," was making her way back to Llanview as the former stripper and Buchanan wife Kimberly Andrews. This afternoon, both Soap Opera Digest and ABC Soaps in Depth confirmed the news, stating that the actress was indeed returning to Llanview.
  • Lynn Leahey Steps Down as Editorial Director of Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly

    Lynn Leahey
    Lynn Leahey
    On Thursday, May 12, Soap Opera Network broke news when we reported that layoffs occurred earlier this week at Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly after American Media, Inc. officially took over editorial, advertising, marketing and distribution control of both publications from Source Interlink Companies, which retains ownership of both titles. Now comes word that Lynn Leahey, Editorial Director of both magazines along with lesser known title Pixie, is stepping down. We're told it was her decision.