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February 2008

Daytime Ratings: Week of February 11 Edition

ABC Daytime Loses Three Million Viewers in One Year By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With the Daytime Soap Opera almost extinct due to falling ratings week-after-week, it's anyone's guess as to how ABC Daytime, once considered the premiere network for soaps, has lost three million viewers in one year for their dramas with no changes expected in sight. For the week of February 11, 2008, ABC Daytime's "General Hospital" held down a 2.3/7 household rating for the third week in a row. The soap averaged 2.9 million viewers, but lost 150,000 total viewers from the week prior (Week of February 4 , 2008). For the comparable week last year (Week of February 12, 2007), "GH" has lost 1.4 million viewers. CBS' "The Young and the Restless"…

The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nominees

By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Thursday, February 21, 2008, The 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards "In-Studio" Drama Series Performer Results were posted on the Official Emmy Award Website. The Performer Results are what is called the "pre-nomination" process for the Emmy Awards. Each drama series is given an opportunity to present their best actors to the academy of voters who will determine which individuals will receive an official nomination when the list is revealed in April. Each show is allowed to pre-nominate up to three actors in each category. In the case of a tie, the show is able to nominate four or more. For your entertainment pleasure, here are the pre-nominees from each daytime drama series:…

PSNS PreVUE: Week of February 25 Edition

The Return of 'Passions' Coverage Friday, February 22, 2008 4:30 AM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A scorned child could put his parents' life in danger. THIS WEEK ON: PASSIONS Gwen defends herself from Pilar, and spouts out threats of her own. Marty refuses to acknowledge Fancy. Juanita threatens Marty, or did she? Noah requests help from Tabitha and Kay. Kay accidentally sets Tabitha's kitchen on fire. Tabitha senses that all is not what it seems and it could have devastating results for the citizens of Harmony. Vincent continues his path of destruction as he plots the deaths of mommy and daddy, Eve and Julian. Vincent turns into alter-ego Valerie Davis and plans a night of romance with daddy! As Valerie, Vincent drugs…

Eric Forrester Crosses Over to ‘Y&R’

Brings Ashley Abbott Along for the Ride Friday, February 22, 2008 4:00 AM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Bold and the Beautiful's" John McCook (Eric Forrester) and Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) are crossing over to mother soap "The Young and the Restless" for a meeting with Jack (Peter Bergman) and Sharon Abbott (Sharon Case). On the February 27 and February 28 episodes of "Y&R," Jack and Sharon find themselves going to Los Angeles to speak with Forrester Boss, Eric Forrester, over the launch of a new magazine, Restless Style. Jack is hoping to get Forrester Creations to take part as a promotional sponsor for their magazine. While their scenes will air on "Y&R," the setting used is from Los Angeles based…

B&B PreVUE: Week of February 25 Edition

What's Happening Next Week Friday, February 22, 2008 3:00 AM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The custody of a child pits family against family. THIS WEEK ON: THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL Stephanie shocks the Logan and Forrester clans with a surprising turn of events - she doesn't reveal that Storm is the one that shot her. Brooke and Nick share a passionate kiss. Taylor lets Nick know that she will never give up her son and abruptly takes Jack home with her in front of a stunned Nick and Brooke. Nick serves Taylor with custody papers. Rick comforts Taylor in her time of need. The custody trial for Baby Jack is in full force as Nick hires Storm as his lawyer, while Taylor brings in Gloria Schiller (Meeghan Holaway). Phoebe and…

B&B Casting: Week of February 25 Edition

Who Knows What Can Happen? Friday, February 22, 2008 2:15 AM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Casting News for the Week of February 25. The custody trial for Baby Jack between Taylor Forrester (Hunter Tylo, pictured) and Nick Marone (Jack Wagner) is in full force as "The Bold and the Beautiful" brings in multiple characters to add to the drama. Rob Brownstein portrays Judge Friedman on February 29 and March 3. MacKenzie Mauzy returns beginning Thursday, February 28 as "Phoebe" shows her support for Taylor. Joining her will be Meeghan Holaway as Taylor's attorney Gloria Schiller . Holaway has appeared on "B&B" off-and-on since 2005. She airs February 29 and March 3. Mykel Shannon Jenkins and Dan Martin continue their roles as…

Prescott’s ‘World Turns’ as Mike Kasnoff

By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "As The World Turns" finds new Mike Kasnoff, albeit a younger one. Jon Prescott, 26, is joining the cast of the CBS drama series in March as Mike Kasnoff #3. He takes over the role from Mark Collier, 37, who exited the soap in 2007. The character is returning to Oakdale with a new business venture on his mind and thoughts of ex-wife Katie (Terri Colombino), who is involved in some baby drama with co-host Brad Snyder (Austin Peck). Also joining the cast of "World Turns" is Tala Ashe who will play the role of Ameera, a muslim girl with ties to Noah's (Jake Silbermann) father. Ameera will turn Oakdale upside down when she debuts on Friday, February 22. Chris Hartl and Will Poston appear as "Chad" and…

AMC PreVUE: Week of February 25 Edition

Pine Valley is a Battlefield Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:28 AM | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Can the residents of Pine Valley survive the perilous situations set in their paths? THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN SHE WILL SURVIVE The bad news keeps on mounting for Erica who learns that New Beginnings has been cancelled. Erica blames Adam for her predicament and demands he help her. Erica shows Samuel just what she's made of as she calls a press conference where she both addresses the charges against her and aptly turns the table on her prosecutor. EXTREME MEASURES Richie spins a tale to Babe as his henchmen take JR hostage and prepare to extract his bone marrow. Babe assumes the worst about JR when she learns that he never showed…

‘General Hospital’ Remembers Shell Kepler

By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" to honor the memory of actress Shell Kepler (ex-Nurse Amy Vining), who passed away on February 1, 2008. The soap will honor the memory of Kepler with an "In Loving Memory of Shell Kepler" graphic, which will appear at the end of the Tuesday, February 26 episode. The actress played Nurse Vining for 23 years (1979 to 2002) on the ABC soap.General HospitalShell Kepler

ABC Daytime Joins Forces with ESPN

By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Over the weekend mystery photos appeared on ABC's press site that showed multiple "One Life to Live" actors appearing in scenes on the ABC Daytime drama series. At least that's what people thought. In preparation for their Fantasy Baseball season, ESPN has joined forces with ABC Daytime for their "Endless Drama" marketing campaign - "Endless Drama" is a series of commercials centered around the drama brought to fantasy baseball. The network came to ABC Daytime seeking soap actors to "bring added drama" to their promotional spots for the campaign. "All My Children" actors Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) and Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe) and "One Life to Live's" John Paul Lavoiser (Rex Balsom), David…

Elmarie Wendel Appears on ‘GH’

By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Elmarie Wendel joins the cast of "General Hospital" in the recurring role of Peg. While Jax (Ingo Rademacher) puts private investigators on the search for Michael (Dylan Cash) in order to ease Carly's (Laura Wright) pain over the disappearance of her son, Michael finds himself taking refuge in a cabin, where he encounters a craggy old woman beginning Thursday, February 28. Peg meets Michael as a result of his shooting Kate Howard (Megan Ward) with an illegal weapon on the February 18 episode of the ABC drama series. The soap aired a public service announcement about the dangers of gun violence at the conclusion of said episode. Wendel is best known to viewers as Mrs. Mamie Dubcek on NBC's "3rd Rock…