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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…

Fans Protest ABC’s Decision to Cancel ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’

On Tuesday, May 17, fans of ABC's recently canceled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" protested outside of the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City as the ABC Television Network presented its 2011-2012 broadcast television schedule to its owned & operated stations, affiliates, advertising partners, and the dozens of press outlets gobbling up everything said during the networks upfront presentation. Joining protesting fans were Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara Ryan, "As The World Turns"), Mimi Torchin…

Protest or Shut Up: The Time is Now for Soap Fans to Be Heard

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Pardon me soap fans for being harsh, but It has now been more than a month since ABC canceled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." It has been nearly two weeks since reports surfaced that "General Hospital" might be in danger of cancellation as well. Since the news broke on that awful Thursday afternoon, message boards and websites all around the world have been flooded with your comments. A failed protest on Tuesday, April 26 in New York City included police…

ABC Replaces Soaps With ‘The Chew’ and ‘The Revolution,’ But Everyone Missed ‘The Clue’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Don't worry soap fans, ABC isn't creating another "The" show...at least none that we've heard of. However, there was a major clue right under our noses that the network was going to be canceling your favorite daytime soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" just one day before the announcement was made. Beginning at 7:00 AM (unclear if it was eastern or pacific time) on Wednesday, April 13, the network posted the first images of "The…

Special Report: Lying to Her Face, ABC Sets Susan Lucci Up for Embarrassment; Plus Timeline to Demise of ABC Daytime Soaps

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After beginning her press tour in promotion of her new memoir "All My Life," Susan Lucci vehemently denied rumors of "All My Children's" demise as anything but and that said rumors were not coming from ABC. While ABC didn't publicly create the rumor, they sure didn't deny it either...except to Lucci and the cast members and crews at "AMC" and "One Life to Live" after the idea of the two being canceled escalated beyond the networks control in…

Exclusive First Look: ‘It’s a Brand New Day’ at ABC Daytime this Fall When Network Debuts ‘Chew’ and…

As we all know, four weeks ago Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group, visited the set of ABC's "All My Children" to announce the cancellation of the 41-year-old soap live and in person to cast members while also canceling "AMC's" sister soap "One Life to Live," whose cast members learned via video feed of the 42-year-old daytime dramas fate. According to Frons, with "The Chew" and "The Revolution" the network will be saving between 30-40% a week on programming costs. It's easy to see why as Soap Opera…

Clearing Up the Rumor: Chrishell Stause is Not Leaving ‘All My Children’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In its latest issue on newsstands now, Soap Opera Digest is reporting that there are rumors that "All My Children's" Chrishell Stause (Amanda Martin) will be leaving the recently canceled soap opera prior to its January 2012 finale, even though the soap last airs on Friday, September 23, 2011 and yes, they wrote that in their magazine, not I. Either which way, Soap Opera Network spoke with Stause herself right after the Twitter controversy that sparked Digest's report. The…

Lynn Leahey Steps Down as Editorial Director of Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly

On Thursday, May 12, Soap Opera Network broke news when we reported that layoffs occurred earlier this week at Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly after American Media, Inc. officially took over editorial, advertising, marketing and distribution control of both publications from Source Interlink Companies, which retains ownership of both titles. Now comes word that Lynn Leahey, Editorial Director of both magazines along with lesser known title Pixie, is stepping down. We're told it was her decision.

Freddie Smith Joins ‘DAYS’ as Rumored Gay Love Interest of Will Horton

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Currently appearing on The CW's "90210," rumors persist that actor Freddie Smith will be joining the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in a contract role. Some of the rumors are going as far as to say that he will portray the love interest of Will Horton (Chandler Massey), who is also rumored to be the character the soap will reveal as being gay. When contacted by Soap Opera Network, a "DAYS" representative confirmed that it is indeed a rumor, but could not confirm published reports. A…

Thorsten Kaye Signs on the Dotted Line for Return to ‘All My Children’

Additional reporting by Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While it was widely expected to happen, ABC is now confirming that Thorsten Kaye has indeed signed on to return to "All My Children" in the role of Zach Slater, the presumed dead husband of Kendall Hart Slater, as the daytime soap begins counting down to its final episode. Kaye is "coming back sometime later this summer" reports an ABC representative to Soap Opera Network in confirming the news. Based on a posting on his official website the actor will begin…