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January 2009

Top 10 Results: Week of December 29 Edition

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC's "General Hospital" dominates the first Top 10 chart in two years and 2009 to-date. CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is Top Soap. All soaps receive recognition in voting results."General Hospital" roared to the top of the SON Top 10 charts for the week of December 29, 2008 through January 2, 2009 and claims top billing in the Top Actress, Actor and Couple categories. Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) are…

AMC PreVUE: Week of January 12 Edition

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Final decisions. THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDRENA heartbroken Pete ends his friendship with Colby. Amanda gives JR a dose of tough love. Bianca's accusation sends Reese packing for Paris but the lovers soon end up back in each other's arm. Aidan takes a few digs at Ryan before signing his and Greenlee's divorce papers. Annie is convinced of what she needs to do after having a nightmare where Ryan is stabbed to death by Greenlee. An increasingly …

OLTL PreVUE: Week of January 12 Edition

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- January heats up in Llanview. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE Marty returns to her self-destructive ways; Bo and Nora have their hands full with Matthew; Jessica uncovers a shocking secret; Renee is visited by an old friend; Cole ventures down a path of destruction; Todd vows to change his ways; Llanview High is smitten with Schuyler, and Shane is shocked by what he sees. The Inside Story: Family Squabbles Nora shares her discovery with Bo, who…

Update to Shiva Rose on ‘Y&R’

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 11:06 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In an update to a story Soap Opera Network first brought to you on Sunday, we have learned a little more about Shiva Rose's appearance on "The Young and the Restless."Rose will be appearing as herself in the episode, not some made up character that the show created for inane reasons. She will be dealing primarily with Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Billy (Billy Miller) in the episode.  We have also learned that an old friend of Billy and…

Livingston: New Character, New Emotions

Monday, January 5, 2009 3:03 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "She goes against the grain. With her, if I don't feel like smiling, I don't have to." That's "General Hospital's" Natalia Livingston talking about her new character, Rebecca, to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Richard L. Eldredge in his Peach Buzz column. In the exclusive interview, the actress discusses her new role on "GH" and how different the character is from Emily Bowen-Quartermaine, a role she portrayed on the ABC soap from April 2003…

‘All My Children’ Left Fighting After 39 Years

Monday, January 5 2009 2:31 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On January 5, 1970, a little town in Pennsylvania rose from beneath Earth's soil and came to be known as Pine Valley. This town has been home to the greatest dame in daytime and the most qualified doctor in his field. Here's a warm welcome to 39 years later for actors Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) and Ray Macdonnell (Dr. Joe Martin).After celebrating 10,000 episodes in November 2008, ABC's "All My Children" is now turning the ripe old age of 39 today.…

NBC Daytime Embraces 11,000 ‘DAYS’

Sunday, January 4, 2009 9:47 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With 43-years of history and more supercouples currently on air than any other daytime soap opera, "Days of our Lives" is ready to join an elite club with show 11,000.On Wednesday, January 21, a day after President-elect Barack Obama is inaugurated as our nations 43rd President, the little soap that could, "Days of our Lives" will air its 11,000th telecast on NBC. It joins fellow daytime soaps "As The World Turns," "General Hospital" and "Guiding…

The ‘People’ Love ‘As The World Turns’

Sunday, January 4, 2009 4:51 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The people have voted and they want to see "As The World Turns" in Primetime.During the Wednesday, January 7 broadcast of "The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards," make sure to look out for "As The World Turns" during those long commercial breaks. Soap Opera Network has learned that Promotional spots starring actress Terri Colombino (Katie Peretti) will begin airing. This marks a turning point for the drama series, as CBS and many other broadcast…

Being ‘Restless’ Takes ‘Practice’

Sunday, January 4, 2009 4:12 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Actress Shiva Rose is set to guest-star on "The Young and the Restless" later this month.According to sources, the actress and mother of two, is set to appear on the January 21 episode of the CBS drama series during a special get-together that will bring out most of Genoa City's elite. While it is unclear as to what role she will play in the episode, it is understood that she will mainly interact with actors Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell),…

Oh Vanessa, Vanessa, the ‘GH’ Jesta!

Saturday, January 3, 2009 8:06 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- She played her cards and brought in the crowds. She is no fool, but she has your attention. Will 2009 bring about the return of one Vanessa Marcil? "General Hospital" better hope so.Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda Barrett), in a recent interview with Soap Opera Weekly magazine's Gabby Winkel, has made it clear that 2009 could be the year that she finally returns to the ABC soap after a six-year absence. Vanessa left the soap after a six-month stint in…

The 2008 Daytime Airhog Awards

Friday, January 2, 2009 5:10 AM EST / Revised 2:13 PM | By Errol Lewis and Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- What would a year end chart be without a look back at who hogged the most airtime in all of 2008? As the year 2008 came to a close, so did a years worth of tracking appearances of contract and recurring actors on daytime's remaining eight soap operas. "General Hospital's" Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester) top the list of appearances in 2008…

‘OLTL’ Casts Two Roles

Thursday, January 1, 2009 11:35 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" casts two new faces to interact with the Llanview High crowd. With Matthew Buchanan's big drug storyline about to kick into high gear, "OLTL" has cast a couple of new characters to interact with troubled teen. The first is Jack Rovello, who will portray Justin, a teen who tempts Matthew to head down a long and dangerous path. After introducing himself to Nora and Bo, Justin makes Matthew an offer he can't refuse. This marks…