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August 2008

‘Dancing with the’ Queen of Daytime

Monday, August 25, 2008 8:42 AM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Susan Lucci is due to find out the answer to that age old question: Is it more easy to win a snazzy disco ball trophy or a Daytime Emmy? The internet web site Gossip Sauce announced the stars of the new season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," last week. On the morning of Monday, August 25, "Good Morning America" confirmed most of that list with the official announcement of the roster for the seventh season of the popular reality-competition series. "All My Children's" Susan Lucci, 61, will take on the torch of representing daytime television when the dance competition premieres this fall; she will be partnered with Tony Dovolani. After a rough start, "General…

OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 25 Edition

Sunday, August 24, 2008 10:04 PM | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Girls just wanna have fun. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE Dallas gives Nora a run for her money with regards to Clint, Rex learns he has a son, Brody plays dirty to get what he wants, Carlo and Jonas are made a laughingstock, Tina is reunited with Todd, Langston researches her family tree, and Tess and Todd form an unholy alliance. The Inside Story: Revenge May Be Sweet, But Payback is Hell Antonio, Sarah, and Cristian arrive at the royal palace in Mendorra as they begin their quest to rescue Talia, who has been busy rebuffing Jonas' advances. Antonio sneaks into Talia's room, while Cristian and Sarah surprise Jonas. Carlo spots Antonio in Talia's room, prompting…

B&B PreVUE: Week of August 25 Edition

Sunday, August 24, 2008 9:43 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Be my savior. THIS WEEK ON: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL After discussing theories and motives, Lt. and Det. Baker's work to get to the bottom of Eric's attempted murder and make an arrest. After getting a chilling visit from Stephanie in jail, Owen begs Ridge to believe his story. Ann calls Stephanie and delivers some troublesome news. Nick and Katie come to an emotional decision about their baby. The Inside Story: Owen to the Rescue A terrified Donna tries to fight off a masked intruder. A tied up and honey basted Donna is moments from death when she discovers that Pamela has opened the doors for a bear to eat her alive. Owen, Marcus, Brooke and Ridge rush to…

DAYS PreVUE: Week of August 25 Edition

Sunday, August 24, 2008 9:16 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- When secrets come out. THIS WEEK ON: DAYS OF OUR LIVES Lucas informs Sami that he is leaving and taking Allie with him. Chelsea surprises Daniel at his apartment, but how will Chelsea take the news when Daniel comes clean about his relationship with Kate? Meanwhile, Nick finds Melanie, and the two have an instant connection. Marlena finally wakes up with John by her side. John asks Marlena to come home with him when she's released from the hospital. Max tells Tiffany that he has a girlfriend, but she doesn't let that stop her from planting a kiss on him anyway. Phillip is in hot water. The Inside Story: Trent Robbins Trent asks Nicole for help. Trent overhears a…

Holroyd Plays ‘Dirty’ For ABC

Sunday, August 24, 2008 11:34 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Former "As The World Turns" star, Scott Holroyd, joins the cast of "Dirty Sexy Money." According to Michael Ausiello in his Ausiello Files column, Scott Holroyd, who portrayed Paul Ryan on CBS' "As The World Turns" from 2001-2003, is joining the cast of the ABC primetime soap "Dirty Sexy Money" this fall. Holroyd will play the brother of Kiersten Warren's Ellen Darling. Currently, Ellen's husband, Senator Patrick Darling (played by William Baldwin), is having an affair with transsexual Carmelita (played by real-life transsexual Candis Cayne), who mysteriously disappeared in the last episode of the shows first season. Holroyd's character is said to not be taking…

Sony Produces Best Soap Not on TV

Saturday, August 23, 2008 6:09 AM EST | By Errol Lewis Sony Produces Best Soap Not on TV After firing the writing teams of "Days of our Lives" and "The Young and the Restless" during the infamous Writer's Strike earlier this year, Sony Pictures Television, producer of both soaps, continues to house power struggles behind-the-scenes between executives and writers at the top ranked daytime soap operas. Is it any wonder why fans call the series of events the best drama not on TV? February 2008 will not only go down as the end of the first writer's strike in nearly 20 years, but it will also go down as a time when striking writers learned whether they'd have a job to come home to, at least if you were a writer for a Sony produced daytime drama…

Needed: Various Positions

Friday, August 22, 2008 10:00 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As we approach our 7th year online in October, Soap Opera Network is looking toward the future and has come up with an aggressive plan to "Bringing.Drama.Closer" than ever before to the fans of daytime and prime soap operas. In order to do this, we need individuals who would like to cover the following soap operas and provide visitors with news, previews and interviews with today's biggest and brightest stars: 90210 The Bold and the Beautiful Brothers & Sisters Desperate Housewives Dirty Sexy Money Days of our Lives Gossip Girl Grey's Anatomy Guiding Light One Tree Hill Private Practice Ugly Betty Show Editors will be required to provide up-to-date News and…

Matthew Borlenghi Joins ‘DAYS’

Friday, August 22, 2008 9:14 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Matthew Borlenghi is expected to shake things up next month on the NBC drama series "Days of our Lives," when he joins the cast as the Mayor of Salem. Beginning Thursday, September 18, look for Borlenghi to shock Salem citizens, as his character Mayor Marino, with news that...oh wait, I can't tell you...yet! Just know that you'll definitely be in for a surprise. Borlenghi is best known for playing Brian Bodine, Hayley's (Kelly Ripa) love interest, on ABC's "All My Children, and Ziggy Deadmarsh on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful." This year the actor co-wrote the film "Jack Rio" with Sean Kanan ("The Bold and the Beautiful" and "General Hospital") and the films…

BREAKING NEWS: ‘DAYS’ Gets Another Co-Head Writer

Friday, August 22, 2008 6:27 PM ET | By Xavier Toups (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Gary Tomlin makes his first executive decision. Soap Opera Network has learned that newly appointed "Days Of Our Lives" Executive Producer Gary Tomlin has brought in Christopher Whitesell as Co-Head Writer. Whitesell will serve along side Dena Higley, the show's current Head Writer. This will now be the third time Whitesell has worked as Co-Head Writer for Gary Tomlin. The previous two times were at "Sunset Beach" with Meg Bennett (from late 1997 to 1998), then Margaret De Priest (from 1998 to the show's finale on December 31, 1999), and "One Life To Live" with Lorraine Broderick (from 2001 to 2002). He was also Co-Head Writer at "General Hospital" with Janet…

Daytime Ratings: Week of August 11 Edition

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:55 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- I've always thought that if you put on quality television with good writing combined with great acting, you'd find yourself well positioned for growth in the Nielsen Ratings. NBCs "Days of our Lives" proved just that during the week of August 11, 2008, when it moved up to 3rd place in the Nielsen rankings, pulling a 2.4/8 in households. Oh, wait...the Olympics were on. Never mind. With the Summer 2008 Beijing Olympic games as a lead-in, "Days of our Lives" was able to bring in 500,000 more households than they had the week prior, and 400,000 more than at the same point last year. Similarly, 3.1 million viewers tuned into the soap, which was an increase of…