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November 2012

Ratings Delayed

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, ratings for the week of November 12-16, 2012 will be delayed. Check back on Monday, November 26 to see how your favorite shows fared.

Marc Samuel Joins ‘General Hospital’ as New Contract Player

Soap Opera Network has learned that ABC's "General Hospital" has hired actor Marc Samuel to portray the contract role of Felix, a nursing student friend of Sabrina's (Teresa Castillo), who helps her get ready for an important meeting. Samuel first airs on Tuesday, December 4. Look for the character to play an integral role in helping return the annual Nurse's Ball charity event to General Hospital.

Val Chmerkovskiy Makes Acting Debut on ‘General Hospital’

On Wednesday, November 7, Kelly Monaco's professional dance partner on "Dancing with the Stars: All Stars," Val Chmerkovskiy tweeted, "On my way to @GeneralHospital and its not cause @kellymonaco1 is working... #DaytimeEmmy here I come lol #thrilled #honored." Monaco followed up his tweet when she said, "So proud of ‪@iamValC ‬ Had his 1st day of shooting on the set of ‪@GeneralHospital‬... from ‪#DWTS‬ to ‪#GH‬ :)" While it was unclear at the time when he would first air, Soap Opera Network has learned that Chmerkovskiy…

‘Becoming Bold & Beautiful’ Taking Fans Behind the Making of the World’s Most Watched Daytime Soap

While millions of fans may love the tantalizing tales of the Forrester's and the Logan's on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," many of them may not think twice about what it takes to make the world's most watched daytime soap opera come alive each and every weekday. In a new book released earlier this month by Sourcebooks, entitled "Becoming Bold & Beautiful: 25 Years of Making the World's Most Popular Daytime Soap Opera" with foreword by the soaps "core four" Susan Flannery, John McCook, Ronn Moss and Katherine Kelly…

It’s a Soap Star Holiday Courtesy of ‘Soap Sessions Merry Download, Vol. 2’

Michael Nader ("All My Children"), Matt Cedeno ("Days of our Lives"), Jade Harlow ("Passions"), Roark Critchlow ("Days of our Lives"), Bruce Michael Hall ("Passions") and Kelly Ripa ("All My Children") are just a few of daytime's brightest soap stars of recent past, and they have come together for volume 2 of "Soap Sessions Merry Download," a compilation holiday CD where some of your favorite stars sing (or speak) some of your favorite holiday classics.

Broadcast vs. Syndicated: The Winners and Losers of Daytime TV

For more than 10 years fans of daytime soap operas have been coming to Soap Opera Network to find out how their favorite soap was faring in the weekly ratings report. From time to time we would also provide analysis of how they stacked up when compared to their broadcast counterparts in the talk show and game show genres, but we've never looked at how the broadcast soaps (and to a lesser extent the broadcast talk and game shows) compared to syndicated television. Not that it wasn't easy to provide a comparison, it was just…

Former ‘Somerset’ and ‘Love of Life’ Star Gene Bua Passes

On Saturday, November 17, 2012, Gene Bua ("Somerset," "Love of Life" and "How To Survive a Marriage") passed away after battling Parkinson's disease for the past 13 years according to a posting on the actor and his wife Toni's website Bua Acting for Life. "The great Master Teacher and my hero and Lion King for 47 years, Gene Bua, passed into the Light on Sat. Nov. 17th at 1:40, after battling 13 years of Parkinson's and yet still going on to teach, write songs, be a mighty friend, and enjoy much of his life. I am surrounded…

GH Week in Review: November 12-16, 2012

This week on GH was full of surprises and action packed. The show keeps getting better and better in my opinion. Faison was revealed to be the mask man behind Robin 's capture and the face of Duke. It was also revealed he is holding Duke as well.

Cast and Crew of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Pay Homage to Susan Flannery and Her 25 Years as Stephanie Forrester

Just over a week before she airs for the final time after 25 years portraying Stephanie Forrester on "The Bold and the Beautiful," CBS has released a video montage of Susan Flannery as she got the ultimate send-off from cast and crew of the popular daytime soap opera with some help from other CBS Television City employees, including those from "The Young and the Restless," "The Price is Right" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."

‘True Blood’s’ Joe Manganiello Returns to ‘How I Met Your Mother’

On the Monday, November 19 episode of "How I Met Your Mother," entitled "The Stamp Tramp," Joe Manganiello ("True Blood") returns for another stint as Marshall's (Jason Segal) old law school classmate Brad. In the episode, Marshall finds out Brad lost his job as a lawyer two years ago after his company downsized. Hoping to help Brad out, Marshall cleans him up just in time for a job interview at Marshall's firm. Unfortunately for Marshall, Brad screws things up and Marhsall has to do damage control with his boss.