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October 8, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of Soap Opera Network, an online magazine celebrating the world of soaps past, present and future.
Early this afternoon, Entertainment Weekly broke the news that daytime's number one drama, "The Young and the Restless," has put another former "All My Children" star on contract to join Genoa City's ranks. This happens just several weeks after wooing the ABC Daytime drama's acclaimed and long-time casting director, Judy Blye Wilson. The CBS drama and Wilson have snatched up one of Wilson's most popular Pine Valley finds, Melissa Claire Egan. Beginning on November 11, Egan will debut in the contract role of mystery woman Chelsea.

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on Thursday, October 6, 2011 @ 7:48 PM
Ratings Report for the Week of September 26-30, 2011
On Saturday, October 1, the National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) met for the final time in 2011, as previously reported. One of the topics of discussion was Prospect Park and its transitioning of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" to the web in January 2012. While exact details of the meeting are still unknown in that respect, a representative speaks to Soap Opera Network exclusively on where things stand at this time between the actors union and Prospect Park.
Nelson Branco, best known as the writer of the popular Suds Report column for website TV Guide Canada and his contributions to magazine Hello! Canada is back! This time he's Uncensored. With Soap Opera: Uncensored fans of Branco will notice the same writing style from his Suds Report, which includes an interview, translated comments on daytime moves, a breakdown of what's happening on each soap and his uber popular Blind Items.

on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 @ 12:34 AM
A look at what's happening on "The Young and the Restless" during the week of October 3, 2011

on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 @ 12:21 AM
"The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap - Friday, September 30, 2011

on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 @ 12:12 AM
"The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap - Thursday, September 29, 2011
"The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap - Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The final meeting of the year for the National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) took place today via video conferences in New York and Los Angeles and one of the key topics of discussion effects Prospect Park and television network contracts including those surrounding daytime soaps.
"All My Children," aired its series finale on Friday, September 23, 2011 with its largest weekly audience in over four years (since week of August 20, 2007), its largest single day episode in more than 4 1/2 years (since the May 11, 2007 episode) and tied its highest weekly household rating in four years (since week of September 24, 2007). The canceled ABC soap managed to place second in households for the first time in 16 years (since week of July 10, 1995) and placed second in viewers for the first time in nearly seven years (since week of December 6, 2004).

on Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 8:25 PM
Ratings Report for the Week of September 19-23, 2011

on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 11:52 PM
"The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap - Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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