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Sony Pictures Television Responds to Rumors Surrounding ‘All My Children’ & ‘One Life to Live’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It has been a little over a month since Disney's ABC Television Network canceled daytime soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." As is the case with most primetime series upon their cancellation notices, there had been hope that another network would pick up one or both daytime programs. In fact there were rumors that NBC was interested in airing the programs with Sony Pictures Television producing. The rumor, which began shortly after Deadline.com reported that the…

ABC Holding Affiliate Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Following the ABC Upfronts this past week in New York City, the ABC Television Network will be holding its annual affiliate board meeting at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California on Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25 starting at 2:00 PM, PST. Up for discussion between ABC stations across the country will be the networks new crop of programming airing next season and how the programs will strengthen their standing in their respective markets. In lieu of the event,…

‘Once Upon A Time’ ABC Had a Primetime Drama I Wanted to Watch

On Tuesday, May 17, the ABC Television Network presented its 2011-2012 primetime schedule in front of advertisers, affiliates and the press. Two months earlier I received intel on a new series called "Once Upon a Time" that the network had in development where fairy tales and the modern-day collide in the town of Storybooke.

Ingo Rademacher Fired from ‘General Hospital’

A few weeks back I reported on my personal Twitter page that two actors would be let go by summer's end and it wouldn't be by their own choosing despite how it would be presented by the show. The firing of Ingo Rademacher was not one of those people I alluded to. In an official statement released to ABC Soaps In Depth on their website, the actor said "After 15 years on 'GH' portraying Jax I must say goodbye. I'm fired."

Goddard Pulls Double Duty in ‘Y&R’ Shocker! Is Cane Alive After All?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- So you know that beginning on Thursday, May 26, it will be revealed that Cane has a twin brother, but did you know that there is something even more shocking than that? Turns out Daniel Goddard has been pulling double duty at CBS' "The Young and the Restless" all along! According to sources fans will learn that not only does Cane have an evil twin brother named Caleb, but Cane himself isn't dead after all despite being "murdered" on the February 3 episode of the top…

Video: Fans Boo Brian Frons as He Leaves ABC Upfronts

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Three days after we reported Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group was spotted chuckling as fans were protesting outside of the ABC Upfronts, Soap Opera Network has now received video of fans booing the executive as he walked over to the ABC after party. Warning: Language inappropriate for children under 14. Shortly after ABC's Upfront presentation wrapped, Frons and his team were crossing the street heading toward the Atlantic Grill when the group were stopped by a red…

‘Days of our Lives’ Executive Producer Ken Corday Releases Statement on New Writers

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Days of our Lives" Executive Producer Ken Corday has just released an official statement confirming our earlier reports that Dena Higley is out as Head Writer and Marlene Clark Poulter (aka: Marlene McPherson) and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. are in as Co-Head Writers. According to Corday the change in writing regimes is "effective immediately." "McPherson and Thomas will bring 'Days of our Lives' back to its core values by telling exciting stories with a fresh and…

‘The Doctors’ Gives Soap Fan Style Makeover and Trip to Vegas for Daytime Emmy’s

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- CBS Television Distribution's daily strip of medical series/talk show "The Doctors" has given soap opera fan Lisette Davila the ultimate makeover just in time for next months Daytime Emmy Awards set to be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, June 19. In the episode airing Thursday, May 19, television personality Maria Menounos joins 'Doctors' co-hosts Dr. Andrew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Lisa Masterson and Dr. Travis Stork as they talk with her about how she keeps in shape without…

Kurt Caceres, DaJuan Johnson and Michelle Krusiec Join ‘General Hospital’ Cast in Recurring Roles

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As summer begins to heat up in Port Charles, ABC's "General Hospital" has cast a number of recurring characters. One is dangerous, another is slick and cocky and the last is an Asian attorney. Beginning Friday, June 24, actor Kurt Caceres joins the cast in the recurring role of Javier. The character is described as a shady, dangerous and charming man. Caceres appeared in the 2006 film "World Trade Center" as a Fireman. The film starred Nicholas Cage. Caceres'…

NBC Takes Attention Off of ABC Upfront With Clever Advertising Platform

Long before ABC's Upfront presentation got underway at around 3:45 PM on Tuesday, May 17, when invited guests began scuttling into the Avery Fisher Hall, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) looked to take attention off of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) by promoting its new fall programming with a rotation of more than a dozen Grayline and CitySearch NYC buses that were filled with wide open spaces or a lack of passengers in this case. While the seats may have been empty, no one could miss the colorful brand…

Brian Frons Spotted Chuckling as Soap Fans Protest His Decision to Change Daytime Television

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group (pictured right wearing sun glasses), went into the ABC Upfront on Tuesday, May 17 knowing he was the most hated man in television today. Frons inherited the title from former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and all it took was a bunch of protesting fans to get the message across as they booed the executive while he walked across the street from Lincoln Center to an ABC After party at the Atlantic Grill restaurant. So how does the man that…