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  • ‘Days of our Lives’ Put on Notice by NBC?

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    On the heels of "Days of our Lives" replacing the head writing team of Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. with a new head writing team consisting of Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell, TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio is reporting that part of the deal NBC signed in order to keep Matt Lauer with the network late last week could include a possible fifth hour of "The Today Show." READ MORE
  • Jonathan Jackson Ends His Second ‘General Hospital’ Stint

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    Craig Sjodin/ABC
    On Monday afternoon, TV Guide Magazine revealed news that "General Hospital" actor Jonathan Jackson has decided to exit the role of Lucky Spencer on the ABC daytime drama. Sources indicate to the magazine that Jackson was denied a lighter schedule following two years of non-stop drama for his beleaguered character and that ultimately played into his decision to get out of Port Charles. Jackson was also apparently disappointed that his character never got the opportunity to properly reunite with his former love interest Elizabeth Webber played by Rebecca Herbst. The four-time Daytime Emmy Award winner will last tape on... READ MORE
  • Lucci Out! Star Accused of Gouging In Wake of Blasting of ABC Daytime Exec

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    ABC
    As Soap Opera Network reported late last week, Susan Lucci has added a scathing new chapter to "All My Life" scheduled to be included in the paperback release of her memoir on September 13. In the new epilogue, the actress who is known for being too well-mannered uncharacteristically blasts ABC Daytime Chief Brian Frons for what she feels is his mismanagement of ABC Daytime and his general arrogance. Following a weekend of book leaks, ABC released what could only be construed as a biting statement about Lucci's book addition and conduct. On Tuesday - coincidentally or not - after... READ MORE
  • Jacob Young Heading Back to ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

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    Yolanda Perez/ABC
    Jacob Young is returning to the soap that started his daytime career back in 1997. This fall the Daytime Emmy Award winner will reprise the role of Eric Forrester (John McCook) and Brooke Logan's (Katherine Kelly Lang) son, Rick Forrester, on the CBS daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful." READ MORE
  • Strasser’s Final ‘One Life’ Airdate Set

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    Donna Svennevik/ABC
    As we previously reported, Robin Strasser (Dorian) is leaving "One Life to Live" before the show wraps up on its television run on ABC due to reports that she was contemplating having back surgery. Having taped her last scenes on Friday, June 24, we now know when Llanview's grand dame will make her final appearance on the show. READ MORE
  • ‘Sometimes They Come Back’ Becomes Reality on ‘General Hospital,’ Plus the Plan to Cut Costs

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    Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos
    It was June 8 when newly appointed "General Hospital" head writer Garin Wolf previewed to TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan that "sometimes they come back" in reference to what fans can expect from his tenure as the shows top scribe. Since then word broke that Leslie Charleson would be returning to the soap as Dr. Monica Quartermaine nearly a year after being placed on recurring status, but never seen or used since. Also expected to return in recurring capacities are Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) and Ingo Rademacher (Jasper 'Jax' Jacks), who were both fired while under the Robert Guza... READ MORE
  • NBC Takes Attention Off of ABC Upfront With Clever Advertising Platform

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    Soap Opera Network
    Long before ABC's Upfront presentation got underway at around 3:45 PM on Tuesday, May 17, when invited guests began scuttling into the Avery Fisher Hall, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) looked to take attention off of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) by promoting its new fall programming with a rotation of more than a dozen Grayline and CitySearch NYC buses that were filled with wide open spaces or a lack of passengers in this case. While the seats may have been empty, no one could miss the colorful brand making its presence known while its competitor seeks a piece... READ MORE
  • Carlivati & Valentini Given New Lease on ‘Life’

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    JPI
    ABC renews its commitment to keep "One Life to Live" on the air and a part of their daytime schedule through at least 2014. READ MORE
  • TV Guide Magazine Returns to TV Guide.com

    TV Guide Magazine Returns to TV Guide.com

    TV Guide.com and TV Guide Magazine appear to have reconciled as the two became one once again on Tuesday, June 1.