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January 2008

ABC Dramas ‘Go Red’

By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital" prepare to send out a colorful message. In partnership with the Campbell Soup Company, "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital" will "Go Red" for February Sweeps - "Go Red For Women" that is. "Go Red For Women" is a national movement to raise awareness among woman of all ages about the dangers of heart disease - the No. 1 killer of American women, promote early prevention of heart disease and raise money…

GH PreVUE: Week of January 28 Edition

Sweeps Kicks Off the Action Thursday, January 24, 2008 1:05 AM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Sweeps starts off with a bang as new characters bring mystery and danger to Port Charles. Will lives be hanging in the balance before the month is over or will citizens find themselves involved in the ultimate battle for power? THIS WEEK ON "GENERAL HOSPITAL" Claudia Zachhara comes to Port Charles and meets mob boss Sonny Corinthos; The two end up in bed together after Sonny is certain that his future plans with Kate…

‘GH’ Recasts Ric’s New Lady Love

By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC's "General Hospital" recasts the role of Marianna effective immediately. Due to a change in direction for the character of Marianna, "General Hospital" has recast the role with Yeniffer Behrens (pictured), whose credits include stints in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Boston Legal" and "Nip/Tuck." The role will remain recurring so says a "GH" representative. The role was previously played by America Olivo who joined "GH" earlier this month with her first airdate being…

‘DAYS’ Fires Beemer and Madison

Monday, January 21, 2008 1:14 AM EST | By Errol Lewis with additional Reporting by Xavier Toups (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Days of our Lives" continues to cut the fat as they get rid of the old and in with the new. Soap Opera Network has just learned that actors Brandon Beemer and Martha Madison, who portray the popular roles of Shawn D. Brady and Belle Black-Brady, have been let go from NBC's "Days of our Lives." According to sources, "Belle" and "Shawn" will be written out of the show due to storyline purposes. Madison…

Mary J. Blige Returns to ‘One Life’

Popular musician returns to soap Tuesday, January 15, 2008 6:27 PM| By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) --Six-time Grammy Award winning artist Mary J. Blige returns to Llanview just in time for Valentine's Day. "One Life to Live" starts off 2008 with a bang as the multi-platinum singer/songwriter makes her second appearance in Llanview in less than two years. On July 28, 2006, Blige made her soap debut on "OLTL." In a press release issued by ABC, Blige is quoted as saying, "It's absolutely amazing to be integrated into a…

GH PreVUE: Week of January 21 Edition

Danger Coming Thy Way Thursday, January 17, 2008 10:30 PM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Week before Sweeps begins, the danger keeps on rising. THIS WEEK ON "GENERAL HOSPITAL" Sonny proposes marriage to Kate, but the fashionista can't help but run away from the future. Sonny pays the high price for love. Robin is distraught after she overhears Patrick telling Dr. Leo about the night they were together. Nikolas is left with the ultimate decision: do nothing about his tumor and die or get treatment and lose…

Y&R PreVUE: Week of January 21 Edition

Dastardly Deeds... Thursday, January 17, 2007 5:57 PM | By Venus Stone (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Can Hitchcock help plan the perfect murder? Gloria's about to test that theory... THIS WEEK ON "THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS" The judge comes to a decision in the divorce of Nikki and Victor. JT finds himself wanting to keep Reed far away from the Newman family. Amber becomes over-eager in her scheme to win the Faces of Jabot contest. David continues to plot and scheme to ensure what he wants. Victor finds himself without any…

GL PreVUE: Week of January 21 Edition

Jonny Comes Marching Home... Thursday, January 17, 2008 6:12 PM | By Venus Stone (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A familiar face returns home to settle an old score... THIS WEEK ON "GUIDING LIGHT" Bill and Coop have a confrontation but is interrupted when Lizzie storms in announcing she's having Bill's baby. Alan wants Beth to attend the memorial service with him and offers the invitation to Rick. Once alone, Alan calls in a few favors to make sure Rick will be too busy to attend. Natalia learns that Olivia and Alan are working…

Preparing for Brown’s Return to ‘GH’

By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After weeks of speculation, Soap Opera Network can now confirm that actress Sarah Joy Brown is set to make her highly anticipated return to ABC's "General Hospital" on Thursday, January 31, 2008. The date just so happens to be the first day of the February Sweeps ratings period. As previously reported, Brown is re-joining the "General Hospital" canvas in the role of Claudia Zacchara, sister to Johnny Zacchara (Brandon Barash), which leaves her popular role of Carly…

DAYS PreVUE: Week of January 21 Edition

Mind Control... Thursday, January 17, 2008 5:37 PM | By Venus Stone (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Marlena continues her fight to bring John back to her... THIS WEEK ON "DAYS OF OUR LIVES" Kayla gives news to Steve that she is more than ready to begin their baby-making. Phillip lends comfort to an ill Belle, who's determined to find Claire. Shawn and Chloe do research on Rob's tattoo. While Nick continues to put the pressure on Chelsea to tell the truth, Stephanie tells Steve what Ford did to her. Lucas tries to contact Sami who…

My View of Llanview: January 15 Edition

What happens in Texas doesn't stay in Texas. Tuesday, January 15, 2008 8:45 PM| By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at the Bon Jour Cafe hostage crisis. Happy 2008 everyone, and welcome to my first column of the New Year. I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday season. I don't know about you, but I am glad the holidays are finally over. It was nice while it lasted, but it such a relief when things got back to normal once more. After a couple of busy evening of burning the 9 pm oil (haha), I have finally…

‘AMC’ Starts Spring Cleaning Early

The Revolving Door - Out! Friday, January 18, 2008 4:55 AM | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Three more actors due to exit as "All My Children" cleans house. Brent Weber who plays Jackson Montgomery's (Walt Willey) handsome and horny nephew, Sean, has been let go from the cast of "All My Children." Weber began portraying Sean Montgomery on August 15, 2006. Before joining "AMC," Weber was best known for his role on the short-lived supernatural show "Point Pleasant" which aired on FOX. Webber played "Terry" the best…