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  • American Media Purchases Soap Opera Digest from Source Interlink Media

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    Photo Credit: American Media, Inc.
    America Media, Inc. (AMI) has purchased 37-year-old Soap Opera Digest from previous owner Source Interlink Media. As followers of Soap Opera Network knew, America Media licensed Digest from Source Interlink on April 14, 2011, wherein American Media would retain editorial, advertising, marketing and distribution control of the magazine and its sister publications Soap Opera Weekly and Pixie! (both now defunct), while ownership would remain with Source Interlink. READ MORE
  • ABC Cancels ‘The Revolution,’ Provides ‘General Hospital’ With Possible 50th Anniversary Celebration

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    As Soap Opera Network first reported on March 16, Deadline's Nellie Andreeva is reporting that ABC has officially canceled "The Revolution" and plans to slide "General Hospital" into the 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT timeslot beginning Monday, September 10, the same day the network hands over the 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT time period to affiliates. The news was later reported by The New York Times. READ MORE
  • By The Numbers: The Demise of Soap Opera Weekly

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    Photo Credit: American Media, Inc.
    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... READ MORE
  • Soap Opera Weekly Shuttered, April 10 Issue Will Be Its Last

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    Source Interlink
    In a story we had been following since it was first reported last April that Soap Opera Weekly and Soap Opera Digest magazines would fall under the umbrella of American Media, publishers of such mags as Star and TV Guide, Soap Opera Network has learned that after 22 years Soap Opera Weekly (launched in November 1989) will be shuttered and its April 10, 2012 issue will be its last. READ MORE
  • American Media Launches Reality Weekly, But What About Soap Opera Weekly?

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    Source Interlink
    On Sunday, November 13, The New York Times reported that American Media, Inc., which earlier this year purchased the licensing rights of both Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly from owner Source Interlink, in which the company now oversees all aspects including editorial, advertising, marketing and distribution, would be launching a new weekly magazine dubbed Reality Weekly. READ MORE
  • Face Off! ‘OLTL’ Casts Stacy’s Shady Brazilian Doc

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    Thomas A. Montalto/MontaltoPhotos.com
    Talk about being two faced! After Stacy (Farah Fath) heads south of the Equator to Brazil this week to have her old plastic surgeon Dr. Fascinella make her look like her old self again, the doc himself finally gets a face of his own. READ MORE
  • Save Our Show! ‘One Life’ Parodies Its Own Demise

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    Art imitates life as "One Life to Live" does what it does best by poking fun at itself for an upcoming storyline. Beginning next month, the show's once popular soap-within-a-soap, "Fraternity Row," gets canceled due to sagging ratings, leading one loyal Llanview fan to take drastic action to save her soap. The plot mirrors "OLTL's" own predicament, having been dumped by ABC earlier this year. READ MORE
  • Brian Kerwin Returns to ‘OLTL’

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    Donna Svennevik/ABC
    When "One Life" fans last saw Charlie Banks (Brian Kerwin) earlier this year, he was leaving town in disgrace after his love affair with Echo DiSavoy (Kim Zimmer) was exposed, ending his marriage to Viki Lord (Erika Slezak). However that isn't stopping him from creeping his way back into Llanview. READ MORE
  • ‘One Life’ November Casting Updates

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    Thomas A. Montalto/MontaltoPhotos.com
    Casting changes for "One Life to Live" for the month of November. READ MORE
  • Conn’s ‘Life’ Ends with Prospect Park

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    Even though nearly a dozen "One Life to Live" cast members have already signed on to remain with the show when it moves to online production with Prospect Park in the coming months, at least one actress won't be sticking around to make the transition. Terri Conn (Aubrey/Christine) tells Soap Opera Weekly that "I'm not going to stay." READ MORE