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‘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…

DEVELOPING STORY: Was Soap Opera Digest Right? Is Guza Out?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You had to know there was something afloat when Soap Opera Digest posted on their website Friday that Robert Guza Jr. was out as "General Hospital's" head writer. While the news was later refuted by network insiders and a "GH" spokesperson, numerous sources have since come forward and revealed that while Guza is not expected to leave the show when his contract expires next month, thereby him not being out as the magazine's website had stated, his relations with network…

Frank Valentini: The Man Behind ‘Life’ on ABC

(Link only. Copy/Paste not allowed) (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Frank Valentini is the "Wizard of Oz" of ABC Daytime. Not only does he serve as Executive Producer of "One Life to Live," but he is also the go to man for when the network needs oversight of some of their biggest side projects. In 2008, Valentini directed the ESPN commissioned "Endless Drama" campaign in which "All My Children" actors Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) and Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe) and "One Life to…

Brittany Underwood Says Goodbye to Her Fans and ‘One Life’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Brittany Underwood, 22, joined the cast of "One Life to Live" on May 17, 2006 in the role of Langston Wilde. Nearly five years later, the actress is set to make her final appearance on the soap on Friday, April 8 when her character is offered a movie deal. In an interview with Soap Opera Network after last Sunday's grand finale of "ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS" charity event, Underwood dishes on what her fans mean to her, life after "One Life…

‘GH’ Head Writer Robert Guza Jr. Leaving? Not True According to Insiders

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- UPDATE: Soap Opera Digest has updated their report on their website citing comment from an ABC representative indicating that Guza is in fact not leaving "GH." PREVIOUS: Soap Opera Digest is reporting on their website that "General Hospital" Head Writer Robert Guza Jr. is on his way out as the soaps Head Writer. According to network insiders however, the report is "not true" and "absolutely false." Under normal circumstances, when a rumor is denied or not…

John Gregory Willard Tries Out for Role of Ryan on ‘DAYS’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- We had previously reported that NBC's "Days of our Lives" was seeking to cast the contract role of Ryan, who is described as a "17 to 18-year-old Caucasian or African American male." According to the breakdown released at the time, "Ryan is the all-American high school idol. Gorgeous, well-built quarterback of the football team. Popular, confident and charismatic...the world is at his feet for the taking." Recently, Soap Opera Network received a link to a clip of…

‘One Life’ Head Writer Ron Carlivati Talks Erika Slezak and Importance of Viewers

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Sunday, March 13, Soap Opera Network chatted with some of your favorite actors from "All My Children, "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital" at a press party held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The event took place immediately following the 7th and final production of "ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS" charity event. In our first of a series of interviews, we thought it would be best to start things off by talking with…