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July 2013

UPDATE: ABC Family’s ‘The Lying Game’ Cancelled

Sad news if you’ve become addicted to ABC Family’s “The Lying Game”: The serial drama, which stars “As the World Turns’” Alexandra Chando (ex-Maddie Coleman) and “General Hospital’s” Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine), has been cancelled.

Ratings: GH Hits New Low in Women 18-49 Viewers

Ratings Report for the Week of July 1-5, 2013 NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you. Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,396,000 (-160,000/-109,000) 2. B&B 3,423,000 (-71,000/+308,000) 3. DAYS 2,597,000 (-68,000/+188,000) 4. GH 2,332,000 (-121,000/+90,000) Households 1. Y&R 3.3/10 (same/+.1) 2. B&B 2.5/8 (+.1/+.2) 3. DAYS 2.0/6 (same/+.3) 4. GH 1.8/5 (same/+.1)

Soap Opera Birthdays – July 15, 2013

In honor of "One Life to Live's" 45th Anniversary today, July 15, Soap Opera Network has joined forces with FamousBirthdays.com to bring readers the celebratory birthday wishes relating to soap operas and assorted soapy content. Readers will be alerted of upcoming birthdays as they relate to soap operas and other forms of entertainment.

‘Tainted Dreams’ Adds Larkin Malloy to Cast

"Tainted Dreams," the soap within a soap, has announced that former "All My Children" and "Edge of Night" actor Larkin Malloy has joined its cast in the role of Henry Steinman, a director of the fictional soap "Painted Dreams."

Susan Lucci To Host Theater Fundraiser

Susan Lucci has been busy filming “Devious Maids” and “Deadly Affairs,” all the while trying to swing by her old stomping grounds, “All My Children,” where she played Erica Kane from 1970 to 2011. She’s also taken the time to help promote the Smithsonian’s upcoming daytime television exhibit, and she appeared on “Katie” today. But that’s not all the Queen of Soaps has been up to! Soap Opera Network just got word that the New York native will be hosting this year’s Rock the Dock Summer Bash benefiting the Bay Street Theater…

OLTL Celebrates 45th Anniversary; Erika Slezak and Kassie DePaiva Share Memories and Proudest Moments (Part One of Two)

It’s a day that almost never came, but thanks to the team at Prospect Park, “One Life to Live” is celebrating its 45th anniversary on Monday, July 15. In honor of the sudser’s big milestone, iconic actresses Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord) and Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) spoke with reporters about their favorite memories, proudest moments and surprisingly awkward first days.

AMC/OLTL: The OWN First Week Schedule

As previously reported, OWN has picked up the first 40 episodes of both "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" for what they are billing as the "OWN Summer Soap Fling." Episodes begin airing today, July 15. The launch of both soaps will consist of 3 repeat episodes each day and a "brand new" episode airing in each soaps regularly scheduled timeslot (1:00 PM ET/PT for "AMC"; 3:00 PM ET/PT for "OLTL"), according to recently released TV listings and an OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network representative. Actual new episodes of both…

Justin Hartley Joins Emily Thorne’s Plan for ‘Revenge’

Fans of ABC's "Revenge" might recall that the primetime soap ended on several cliffhangers, one of which was Victoria Grayson (Madeline Stowe) coming face to face with her forgotten son, Patrick. While we didn't get to see his face, there's a perfectly good reason why. The soap only just cast the actor to take on the role! On Friday, July 12, it was announced that Justin Hartley ("Passions," "Arrow", "Emily Owens M.D.," "Smallville") would portray the character that could be the saving grace Victoria needs in light of some…

Jake Pavelka Lands Back on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

Real life pilot Jake Pavelka, best known as the star of ABC’s 14th season of “The Bachelor” and season two of “Bachelor Pad,” will reprise his role as the pilot of the Forrester private jet on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful." The actor taped his scenes on Friday, June 21, per a tweet in which the actor/reality star said, "Some quick touch ups before filming a scene. This stuff makes my face break out!" The tweet was accompanied by an image showing Pavelka getting ready in hair and makeup. In the background fans can spot…