Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
ABC's "The Great American Eclipse" brought in the most viewers of any network, cable or broadcast, during the network's coverage of the first total solar eclipse in 38 years on Monday, August 21. The program, which aired from 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT, was hosted by "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir and brought in 7.9 million viewers with about 2.1 million in the Adults 25-54 demo, nearly tripling the average of what all-new episodes of "The Chew" and "General Hospital" would have attracted in the time period.
While he turns 38 years old on Sunday, September 10, "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) won't let that pesky little detail stop him from performing at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as part of his big birthday celebration! The actor and musician has signed on to headline a Vegas show alongside fellow singer and friend Vanessa LeGrand.
After a leak of her appearance in a forthcoming episode of "Days of our Lives" hit the web recently, the show has officially confirmed Victoria Konefal's casting as Ciara Brady. She first airs in early December.
With a hard "R" rating, "As The World Turns" alum Billy Magnussen (ex-Casey Hughes) shows his wild side as Nicky Sloane in the raunchy film "Ingrid Goes West," set for wide release on Friday, August 25.
"General Hospital" will soon welcome ESPN's Stephen A. Smith back to Port Charles. The host of "First Take" on ESPN2 will once again reprise his role as Brick, the surveillance expert working for Sonny Corinthos.
Netflix has given a green light to a second season of "Friends From College," starring "As The World Turns" alum Annie Parisse. As was the case with the first season, the streaming service has ordered eight episodes of the half-hour comedy.
Sharp had a scheduling conflict that would have prevented him from taking part as filming commenced, forcing the show to recast, Soap Opera Network has learned.
In an allegedly since deleted posting on Vimeo, actor Kyler Pettis is said to have revealed his "final scenes" as Theo Carver on NBC's "Days of our Lives." This might come as a shock to fans as there had been no indication that the show planned to write the character off the canvas, albeit the show does film six months ahead of air.
Following in the footsteps of daytime alums Lauren B. Martin (ex-Camille Bennett, "As The World Turns"), Monti Sharp (ex-Lewis McCloud, "ATWT"; ex-David Grant, "Guiding Light") and Kim Brockington (Felicia Boudreau, "GL"), "Pride: The Series" creator and actor Dorell Anthony ("All My Children," "General Hospital") has joined the cast of "Asunder," producers of the upcoming digital series announced recently.
Since word of Robert Palmer Watkins being let go from ABC's "General Hospital" as Dillon Quartermaine first came to light yesterday, nether the actor nor the show have publicly commented on the decision. Watkins, however, has taken to Twitter to thank the fans for their support.
For those planning to attend "The Young and the Restless'" Fan Event on Saturday, August 19, you'll not only get the chance to meet your favorite stars from the top rated daytime drama series, you'll also be able to ensure those less fortunate can start the new school year on the right track.
"The Bold and the Beautiful's" Rome Flynn is departing the daytime drama series after a little more than two years. Does the soap plan to recast?