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‘Y&R’s’ Joshua Morrow Talks Lawsuits and his Desire for an Addiction Storyline for Nicholas Newman

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In an interview with Soap Opera Network, "The Young and the Restless" star Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) took the time to talk about the outcome of the arbitration storyline set to air on the Tuesday, March 8 episode of the CBS soap, but he also sheds light on which storyline he'd like to tackle at some point in the future. Morrow, who joined "Y&R" in June 1994, has found his character dealing with the rape of his high school sweetheart (Sharon, Sharon Case), the…

Judith Chapman Bumped to Recurring Status

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Young and the Restless" has bumped veteran actress Judtih Chapman (Gloria Abbott Bardwell) to recurring status according to published reports. She joins "Y&R" co-stars Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe), Ted Shackelford (Jeffrey Bardwell), Thom Bierdz (Phillip Chancellor III) and a number of other daytime actors in the recurring line (for some, they had been recurring since they joined or returned). Chapman joined the cast in 2005 when she replaced "Dallas" and…

‘Y&R’ Looking for Female Detective With Authority

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is looking for a female detective to investigate an unknown case according to a casting call that has just gone out. 30s to 40s, any ethnicity. Athletic, strong presence, lots of authority. 1 Episode at Principal An airdate has not been set, but "Y&R" typically films about a month in advance prior to air. What do you think? Discuss below.The Young and the RestlessCasting Call

‘DAYS’ Casting African American Characters

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- NBC's "Days of our Lives" issues casting calls for 1.5 African American characters, one contract and the other potentially recurring. But why 1.5? On February 16, Soap Opera Digest announced that a casting call had gone out for the contract role of Ryan, a "17 to 18-year-old Caucasian or African American male," which is where the 0.5 comes from. According to the breakdown released, "Ryan is the all-American high school idol. Gorgeous, well-built quarterback of the…

Editor’s Notebook: Interviews Coming Soon

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The last time I wrote an edition of the Editor's Notebook was August 12, 2008. A lot has changed in the nearly three years since including the cancellations of both "Guiding Light" and "As The World Turns" by CBS, the near blackout of the Daytime Emmys on broadcast television and news of the end being near for what was considered our soap opera haven, SOAPnet. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is that Soap Opera Network is still around and thriving more than ever…

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Done and Out?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In an interview with Access Hollywood Live hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday, March 3, actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo made it clear that her time on ABC's "General Hospital" as Brenda Barrett (now Corinthos) will soon come to a close after her contract with the drama series expires. "I came back to honor my roots. These are the people that I grew up with. I haven't been a regular on the show in 13 years. It was like going to an incredible high school…

Ratings: ‘GH’ Ranks First (tied with ‘Y&R’) in Women 18-49

ABC PRESS RELEASE ABC Ranks as Daytime’s No. 1 Network Among Women 18-49 “General Hospital” is Daytime’s No. 1 Program in Women 18-49 for the 1st Time Since October 08, Driven by James Franco’s Return and the Lead-Up to Sonny and Brenda’s Anticipated Wedding; Ranks No. 1 for the 2nd Straight Week in Women 18-34 “General Hospital” Hits a Near 4-Month High in Women 18-34 and an 8-Week High in Women 18-49; Posts its 2nd-Best Week of the Season in Women 18-49 ABC Claims 3 of the…

NAACP Image Awards to Broadcast Daytime Categories Live

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced that for the first time in its history, the NAACP Image Awards will honor its daytime drama acting categories during the live annual awards broadcast scheduled for Friday, March 4 at 8/7c on FOX. Since introducing the daytime drama categories in 1994, "The Young and the Restless" had consistently dominated the Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Daytime Drama Series with the exception of…

Sonya Eddy Taken Off Contract at ‘GH’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It was only a matter of time before word broke that actors from "General Hospital" would begin receiving notice of their contract cycle not being renewed when the soap re-hired Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) after firing her in late January citing "storyline dictated" reasons. The first cut is with actress Sonya Eddy, who has portrayed the role of Epiphany Johnson on both "GH" and short-lived spin-off "General Hospital: Night Shift" since 2006. The actress…

Danny Cistone Joins ‘GH’ in Recurring Role

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" has cast actor Danny Cistone in the recurring role of Jules, one of the Balkan's (Daniel Benzali) henchman that is holding some high priced inventory from their loved one's. According to sources, Cistone will debut on the Wednesday, March 2 episode of "General Hospital" when Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) wakes up from what she thinks is a dream, but turns into a nightmare soon after as Jules presents her with a potentially deadly injection. In…

Stuart Damon Launches ‘Luxury Lifestyles’ TV Series with Son

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After portraying the role of Alan Quartermaine on ABC's "General Hospital" for 31 years, Stuart Damon has taken to real estate as his second career move. The actor has joined his son to host the new series "Luxury Lifestyles," which takes a look into the life of luxury in the growing Southern California housing market. Launching on Sunday, March 6 at 11:00 AM on KCOP Channel 13 in Southern California, "Luxury Lifestyles" will give viewers the opportunity to peak…

ABC Deciding Fate of Daytime Lineup?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The sky is falling at ABC Daytime! At least that's what published reports have fans thinking after news broke yesterday that ABC is about to make "major decisions" relating to its daytime lineup of "The View," "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live." The Story Daytime Confidential is reporting that ABC will be making a decision in the coming weeks regarding its daytime lineup in the wake of Oprah Winfrey's impending…