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Y&R First Look: Jeff Branson

As previously reported, Jeff Branson is joining the cast of "The Young and the Restless" in the role of Detective Ronan Malloy, Chance's (John Driscoll) new partner. Soap Opera Network has your first look at Jeff on the set of the soap. His first airdate is set for Tuesday, June 22.

Taylor Spreitler’s Last ‘DAYS’ Are Set

Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 11:07 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Jill Johnson/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Nearly two months after it was announced that Taylor Spreitler would be departing NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the role of Mia McCormick, a last airdate for the actress has been set. According to sources, look for Spreitler to last air on Wednesday, June 23, when Mia shares an emotional goodbye with Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Will (Chandler Massey). The character is expected to head off to New York, as she…

How Does Daytime Rank in Adults 18-49? We Got the Numbers

Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 6:20 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: CBS/Sony Pictures Television (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You may have heard that Adults 18-49 is the most important sales demographic for primetime and cable television, but how do the daytime soaps along with "The View" and "The Price is Right," despite their ad sales being based on performance in Women 18-49, rate in comparison in Adults 18-49? Not as bad as one might think. In today's television market, what might be considered a hit and…

Crystal Hunt’s Real Life Soap Opera

So you are considered one of daytime's most popular stars thanks to roles on "Guiding Light" and "One Life to Live," but what happens when your real life is more of a soap opera than the reel-life you had on one? Crystal Hunt knows what it's really like as the actress got engaged to Dr. Philippe Spiess - a cancer surgeon on Christmas Eve, 2008. So what could possibly have gone wrong? More than you could imagine.

First Batch of Emmy Presenters Announced

Friday, June 11, 2010 at 9:48 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: CBS (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- CBS has announced the first group of presenters for "The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," which includes Emmy Award nominees Rachael Ray ("The Rachael Ray Show"), Zack Conroy ("The Bold and the Beautiful"), Jonathan Jackson ("General Hospital") and from "The Doctors," Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Drew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears and Dr. Lisa Masterson. "All My Children's" Rebecca Budig,…

Ask & Answer: How Long is Vanessa Marcil Back For?

Friday, June 11, 2010 at 7:49 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Soap Opera Network (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- So you have a question about your favorite soap and you have no clue how to get the answers you're looking for? Introducing Soap Opera Network's newest column, Ask & Answer - where you ask the questions and we get the answers. Ask & Answer will be posted every Friday evening exclusively on SoapOperaNetwork.com. In this weeks inaugural edition, we answer questions relating to Vanessa Marcil's return…

It’s Fan Appreciation Day on ‘SoapCentral Live’

Friday, June 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: SoapCentral.com (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Our friends at SoapCentral.com are opening up the phone lines and taking your calls for what is being dubbed "Fan Appreciation Day" during tonight's broadcast of "SoapCentral Live," hosted by webmaster and owner Dan J. Kroll. Tonight on "SoapCentral Live," Dan has a chat with Beliefnet.com's Hillary Fields, who recently gathered a list of "11 Love Lessons Learned While Watching…

ABC Daytime’s ‘What If…’ Almost Ready to Launch

Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Marina Chavez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Daytime and SOAPnet are gearing up for online original web series "What If..." starring some of daytime's biggest and brightest stars. As reported last month, ABC Daytime, in conjunction with soon-to-be-defunct SOAPnet, has put together some of your favorite stars from "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" in new original online series "What…

11 Love Lessons Learned from Watching Soaps

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 2:43 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you thought you couldn't learn anything about love while watching daytime soap operas, other than "Who's the Daddy?," Beliefnet.com's Hillary Fields has compiled a list of 11 love lessons learned while watching soaps. "Soap operas are my big guilty pleasure," said Fields in her report. "Yes, the acting is melodramatic and the storylines are sometimes so over the top they make the plot twists on…

Daytime is Strongest in Women 25-54 Demographic

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 3:45 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Aaron Montgomery/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While there is heavy emphasis on the all important Women 18-49 demographic, which is how most advertising inventory is sold for the daytime soaps, Soap Opera Network has found that daytime programs including "The View" and both editions of "The Price is Right" are in fact viewed in greater proportions by Women 25-54. (Editor's Note: Ratings data is based on Live+Same Day for the Week of May…

Cady McClain says ‘Hello, Goodbye!’ to ‘World Turns’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As the show is getting ready to wrap up the trials and tribulations of its fictional characters in the small town known as Oakdale, CBS' "As The World Turns" is welcoming the return of Rosanna Cabot, so says portrayer Cady McClain who broke the news on her website. "Vegas baby! The 'Daytime Emmys' are being held in Las Vegas on June 27th. I will be present to both support Jon and for the tribute to 'As the World Turns,' said McClain. "I am thrilled to…