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ABC.com Adds ‘GH’ and ‘The View’ to Full Episode Player

"General Hospital" and "The View" receive a special vote of confidence from the ABC Television Network as the two have been added to the network's popular ABC.com Full Episode Player lineup. The series join ABC's primetime programming including "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Ugly Betty."

GH PreVUE: Week of January 19 Edition

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:00 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Temptation leads to discoveries. Lives are stuck in time. THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL Lulu asks Carly to hire Johnny at the Metro Court. Maxie and Spinelli find Johnny working at Jake's as a janitor. Maxie is suspicious of Lulu's reasonings for being with Johnny - "Lulu, are you trying to emulate Luke and Laura? Is that why you are with Johnny?" Nikolas informs Olivia that he doesn't want Spoon Island re-constructed as it holds so many…

Alison Sweeney Welcomes Baby Girl

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 5:21 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Congratulations go out to actress Alison Sweeney who welcomes a new baby girl into her family. At 11:48 PM PT on Monday, Sweeney gave birth to Megan Hope Sanov (not pictured), who weighed in at 6lbs, 7 oz., reports People magazine. This is Sweeney's second child with husband Dave Sanov. They have a 3-year-old son named Ben. "Both mommy and baby – and daddy, too – are doing well," said Carrie Simons, Sweeney's representative, in a…

DAYS PreVUE: Week of January 12 Edition

Monday, January 12, 2009 2:45 AM ET | Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- An Affair to Remember. THIS WEEK ON: DAYS OF OUR LIVES Can Lucas and Chloe find happiness? Chloe goes to see Daniel and the two give in to passion, but Kate is looming around the corner. Stefano and EJ plan on taking control of the Alternative Fuels Project. Nicole takes Mia to the DiMera mansion in order to show her where her child will be raised. Nicole makes sure that she has a cover story in case someone is around. Brady finds evidence that…

Daytime Ratings: Week of December 29 Edition

Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:30 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC's "All My Children" and NBC's "Days of our Lives" are the only soaps up year-over-year in total viewers. CBS' "Guiding Light" continues to erode the most viewers year-over-year (down 412,000 viewers compared to the Week of December 31, 2007). The series did, however, gain 175,000 viewers from the week prior. "General Hospital" and "DAYS" tied for #2 in women 18-49 (1.4 rating), but DAYS had a larger share (8 share vs 7 share for "GH") and…

GH PreVUE: Week of January 12 Edition

Friday, January 9, 2009 9:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Things in Port Charles appear too quiet as disaster is about to strike. THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITALNadine sways things in her and Nikolas' favor during the Senate hearing. For her best efforts, the White House has a surprise for her. Lucky spends quality time with Elizabeth, Jake and Cameron. Jason is forced to choose between Spinelli and Sonny when Agent Rayner makes him an offer on Tuesday, January 13. Maxie tries to ease Spinelli's fears.…

Top 10 Results: Week of December 29 Edition

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC's "General Hospital" dominates the first Top 10 chart in two years and 2009 to-date. CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is Top Soap. All soaps receive recognition in voting results."General Hospital" roared to the top of the SON Top 10 charts for the week of December 29, 2008 through January 2, 2009 and claims top billing in the Top Actress, Actor and Couple categories. Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) are…

Update to Shiva Rose on ‘Y&R’

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 11:06 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In an update to a story Soap Opera Network first brought to you on Sunday, we have learned a little more about Shiva Rose's appearance on "The Young and the Restless."Rose will be appearing as herself in the episode, not some made up character that the show created for inane reasons. She will be dealing primarily with Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Billy (Billy Miller) in the episode.  We have also learned that an old friend of Billy and…

Livingston: New Character, New Emotions

Monday, January 5, 2009 3:03 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "She goes against the grain. With her, if I don't feel like smiling, I don't have to." That's "General Hospital's" Natalia Livingston talking about her new character, Rebecca, to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Richard L. Eldredge in his Peach Buzz column. In the exclusive interview, the actress discusses her new role on "GH" and how different the character is from Emily Bowen-Quartermaine, a role she portrayed on the ABC soap from April 2003…

‘All My Children’ Left Fighting After 39 Years

Monday, January 5 2009 2:31 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On January 5, 1970, a little town in Pennsylvania rose from beneath Earth's soil and came to be known as Pine Valley. This town has been home to the greatest dame in daytime and the most qualified doctor in his field. Here's a warm welcome to 39 years later for actors Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) and Ray Macdonnell (Dr. Joe Martin).After celebrating 10,000 episodes in November 2008, ABC's "All My Children" is now turning the ripe old age of 39 today.…

NBC Daytime Embraces 11,000 ‘DAYS’

Sunday, January 4, 2009 9:47 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With 43-years of history and more supercouples currently on air than any other daytime soap opera, "Days of our Lives" is ready to join an elite club with show 11,000.On Wednesday, January 21, a day after President-elect Barack Obama is inaugurated as our nations 43rd President, the little soap that could, "Days of our Lives" will air its 11,000th telecast on NBC. It joins fellow daytime soaps "As The World Turns," "General Hospital" and "Guiding…

The ‘People’ Love ‘As The World Turns’

Sunday, January 4, 2009 4:51 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The people have voted and they want to see "As The World Turns" in Primetime.During the Wednesday, January 7 broadcast of "The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards," make sure to look out for "As The World Turns" during those long commercial breaks. Soap Opera Network has learned that Promotional spots starring actress Terri Colombino (Katie Peretti) will begin airing. This marks a turning point for the drama series, as CBS and many other broadcast…