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Dating in the Middle Ages: Episode 2

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you liked what you saw in the debut episode of "Dating in the Middle Ages," you'll love what happens next in Episode 2. If you like the series, why not contribute towards season two?Dating in the Middle AgesDevin Millshttp://blip.tv/play/ht9ngoz5OQI

Soap Opera Network Joins ‘One Life’s’ Matt Cavenaugh For Fan Event, You Coming?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Soap fans may remember Matt Cavenaugh from his stint as Mark Soloman, the secret lover of Daniel Colson (Mark Dobies), on ABC's "One Life to Live," but you may not have known that the actor is one of Broadway's biggest stars and will be hosting an intimate event with fans in New York City on Monday, May 16. Soap Opera Network has joined together with Cavenaugh in providing discount tickets to those wishing to attend. Interested? Before he joined "One Life to Live" in…

‘GH’ Recasts Elizabeth Webber With Martha Madison

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A "General Hospital" representative has informed Soap Opera Network that due to illness, actress Rebecca Herbst, who portrays the role of Elizabeth Webber, is on a temporary leave of absence. As her character is currently involved in the shows big storyline leading into summer, the ABC soap was forced to recast the role with former "Days of our Lives" starlet Martha Madison (ex-Belle Black). Madison currently stars in the popular online soap, "The Bay." Madison first…

ABC Might Get Couric, So What Happens to ‘GH?’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Katie Couric announced last week that she would be leaving her post as anchor of the "CBS Evening News" after five years with the network. The former "Today" show co-host plans to launch a daytime talk show in the fall of 2012. Word has it that ABC is in serious discussions to bring the well known personality to the Disney/ABC Television Group fold, but what does that mean for ABC's "General Hospital" now that it's former lead-ins "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are being replaced with…

‘Dating in the Middle Ages’ Episode 1: A New Websoap Takes Flight

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- For many of you, "Dating in the Middle Ages" may not immediately come to mind when you think of the latest trend hitting the internet - the era of the web soaps, but it is possibly the most fun you'll get out of the non-traditional soap opera. In February, Soap Opera Network conducted a candid interview with creator and star of "Dating in the Middle Ages," Devin Mills, but before we present you with that interview, we thought we'd give you a glimpse at all the fun and…

Celebrate Mother’s Day on SOAPnet With Billionth Rerun of ‘90210’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- I'm sure you have better things to do with your life on Mother's Day than spending four hours with the teens at "Beverly Hills, 90210" from 20 years ago, but SOAPnet is airing the billionth marathon of the show on your mom's most important day (besides her own birth and the day you kicked yourself out of her). According to the departing cable network, viewers will be treated to four hours of programming featuring some of the most beloved (and not so beloved) mothers from…

ABC Confirms Postponed Demise of SOAPnet

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As we reported back on April 25, SOAPnet will not be handing over its valuable cable/satellite space to Disney Junior as soon as expected after a scathing report by Deadline.com revealed the incompetence of numerous Disney executives. Now an ABC representative has confirmed to Soaps in Depth that Deadline was in fact correct in their report, although they didn't touch the poor management issue. Instead of launching in January 2012 as originally thought, SOAPnet Disney Junior is now expected to…

‘DAYS’ Sets Bren Foster’s First Airdate and It’s Sexylicious

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, NBC's "Days of our Lives" has cast actor Bren Foster in the contract role of Quinn, a "charming businessman with an edge. He can be clean cut or not. He is sexy, mysterious and savvy, has an easy way with the ladies but can be formidable if crossed." According to sources, Foster's first scenes will be with Nadia Bjorlin's Chloe Lane. The two will meet at the Cheatin' Heart, where Quinn offers to buy Chloe a drink and one thing leads to…

More on the ‘GH’ Lawsuit That Rocked ABC Daytime and Other Court Drama

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- So you heard the story about ABC being sued for unpaid residuals owed to the estate of "General Hospital" creators Frank and Doris Hursley? Did you know that their children are Bridget Dobson, Deborah Hardy and Polly Keusnik? Why is that important? According to The Hollywood Reporter, two of the three women were writers on "GH" way back when and in the case of Bridget Dobson, she and her husband, Jerome, co-created NBC's cult classic "Santa Barbara." During the…

ABC Done Called the Cops on Ya’ll ‘Crazy’ Soap Fans

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Tuesday, April 26, soap fans, who were able to make it to protests in response to ABC's cancellation of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in major cities across the nation, found out the hard way that dictatorships (cough, television networks) don't play with crazy - they just call the cops on them! To be clear, by no means are we calling anyone crazy (except the boneheaded movers and shakers at ABC). Unfortunately, that is what some people believe when they…

The Behind the Scenes Drama at ABC Daytime Keeps on Popping as Network is Now Being Sued!

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Oh ABC, ABC, ABC...or should I say ABC Daytime? In the two weeks since you opted to cancel the soaps citing poor financial returns and low ratings at "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," which caused backlash within the television community, a major advertiser pulls their ads off your network and then the incompetence of your top dog is uncovered by an employee to the press. So what else could you possibly have up your soapy sleeve? How about your being sued by the children…

Cady McClain Returning to ‘AMC’ to Usher Out Another Canceled Soap?

Earlier today, Soap Opera Digest posted breaking news on their website when they reported that actress Cady McClain would be returning to ABC's "All My Children" in the role of Dixie Cooney. Shortly afterward, Soaps in Depth posted their own version of the news. Who to believe? At this point, it doesn't matter as long as Dixie's back! Then again, Cady did return in early 2010 when Dixie, who died via poisoned pancakes (what were the writers thinking?), and her ghost/spirit was used to usher out Palmer Cortlandt, who had…