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‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Celebrates 24 Years on Broadcast Television

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As one soap learned that its demise was nothing but premature speculation based on rumors according to its executive producer, another was celebratings its 24th anniversary on broadcast television as today, March 23, marked CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful's" birthday. Launched on March 23, 1987 by co-creators William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, "The Bold and the Beautiful" is daytime's second most watched soap opera only behind parent series "The…

Anthony Geary on Taylor’s Passing: ‘She Was a Fierce and Loyal Friend and Tireless Advocate’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, the world is in mourning after news of the passing of legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor broke early this morning. Now Anthony Geary, who portrays Luke Spencer on ABC's "General Hospital" and had the honor of working with Taylor when she appeared on the soap as his character was marrying Laura Webber (Genie Francis) in the most watched television event in daytime history, shares some of his fondest memories of Taylor in a statement released by the show.…

‘AMC’ Executive Producer Sets the Record to Worried Cast and Crew

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After three consecutive days of waiting to hear whether or not "All My Children" was about to get the axe from ABC, as has been speculated since Deadline's article on the soap being in danger, executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers took the time today to assure her cast and crew that the show was not being canceled by the network. As reported on Soap Opera Digest's twitter page, Soap Opera Network has learned through sources that Carruthers made…

‘General Hospital’ Comments on the Passing of Elizabeth Taylor

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Today the world woke up to news that legendary actress and Academy Award winner Elizabeth Taylor, 79, had died. The cause of death was congestive heart failure according to her publicist, Sally Morrison, in a statement released to the Associated Press. Taylor, who died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, had recently gone under treatment for heart problems after years of medical setbacks. Although she was not one of the many honored guests and friends who attended the wedding of Luke Spencer (Anthony…

The Chronicles of Shady ‘AMC’ Writer

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You know who you are, you know what you have done. While millions of viewers wait on pins and needles to find out if their favorite daytime soap is about to get canceled by the network it has aired on for over 41 years, you are looking for work in reality TV. Shame on you! As previously reported, rumors of ABC's "All My Children" getting canned in favor of a new (and cheaper) talk show in the fall escalated on Monday, March 21, when Deadline.com posted an article that industry…

‘The Talk’ vs ‘ATWT:’ Which Does/Did Better? Plus Full Daytime Ratings

Time and time again we've been asked how daytime shows (those airing only on ABC, CBS and NBC) such as "The View," "The Price is Right," "Let's Make a Deal" and even "The Talk" do in the ratings compared to the daytime soaps that we report on weekly here at Soap Opera Network. So we thought we would compile ratings for daytime programming, separate from just the soaps, and also see how CBS' "The Talk" is doing when compared to "As The World Turns," the show it replaced this season.

‘Yes, it’s true’ Tyler Christopher is Leaving ‘GH’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Over the weekend news broke that ABC's "General Hospital" had informed actor Tyler Christopher on Friday, March 18 that his contract would not be renewed. Christopher's contract was up for renewal in June and the soap had until last week to inform Christopher whether or not they had plans of renewing it, which they chose not to. In a statement released to ABC Soaps in Depth, Christopher answered the question everyone wanted to know with a simple "Yes, it's true."…

CBS to Air Daytime Emmy’s for Second Consecutive Year

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- UPDATE: "All of us are excited to once again show America just how great and relevant daytime television is to all of us. We look forward to a fabulous evening of television that will delight, entertain and enlighten," said Darryl Cohen, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in a statement in a CBS press release. “We are delighted to be working again with NATAS and CBS after last year’s great success,” said David…

‘All My Children’ On Chopping Block?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- UPDATE 8:28 PM ET: "The piece is just another story in a long line of stories about this same topic," said an ABC rep commenting on Deadline.com's article. PREVIOUS 9:08 AM ET: Talk of ABC canceling one of its daytime dramas in favor of a new talk show has escalated today thanks to Deadline.com reporter Nellie Andreeva, who is reporting that the network may cancel "All My Children" in order to debut a new talk show in the fall according to industry speculation. The…

It’s Child’s Play for Brenda as ‘GH’ Casts New Character

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As posted on our Twitter page, ABC's "General Hospital" has cast child actor Elvis Martinez in the role of Lucian. The actor will share scenes with Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda Barrett Corinthos) and Laura Wright (Carly Jacks) that are set to air during the week of April 4. The length of the characters stay on the show is not known at this time, therefore making it unclear as to whether the character is the long thought to be dead child of Brenda's or what brings him into…

The Instability of Lily’s Mind on ‘Y&R’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Since the death of her husband last month, after he was murdered on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," Lily Winters (Christel Khalil) has been seeing what appears to be his ghost in various places - not to mention also hearing his voice. Lily's mind will continue to play tricks on her when actor Daniel Goddard returns to the CBS soap as the "ghost" of Cane in the coming weeks, but is it possible he's not a ghost after all? In Lynette Rice's report on the…

Is Tyler Christopher the Latest ‘GH’ Star Set to Depart?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Late Saturday night, Soap Opera Digest posted, via their twitter page, news that "General Hospital's" Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) had been let go from the ABC Daytime soap. The news came soon after Soap Central posted on their twitter page that they were hearing another big name "GH" star was on their way out. The possibility of Christopher's exit comes as no surprise as the actor recently learned his ABC Family pilot "The Lying Game" was picked up…