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A Martinez and Judith McConnell Join the Cast of ‘The Bay: The Series’

"The Bay: The Series," the much beloved web series created by Gregori J. Martin, will welcome former "Santa Barbara" stars A. Martinez (ex-Cruz Castillo) and Judith McConnell (ex-Sophia Capwell) to its cast during Chapter 14 of the series, which premieres in mid December on ROKU via BLIP.TV and the show's official website, thebaytheseries.com. With their joining, Martinez and McConnell reunite with former "Santa Barbara" co-stars Lane Davies and Nicolas Coster.

Blood Alcohol Test Results Find ‘DAYS’ Star Freddie Smith Legally Drunk During Last Month’s Car Accident

The test results are in and the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OHP) has officially found that "Days of our Lives" actor Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) was legally drunk during last month's near fatal car accident that resulted in girlfriend, actress Alyssa Tabit, to be flown by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown to undergo treatment. Smith received minor injuries and was taken to University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center. Per the newly released report, Smith’s blood alcohol test result was .093. The…

Charles ‘Chuck’ Pratt, Jr. Officially Named Head Writer and Co-EP of ‘The Young and the Restless’

While it had been widely reported to be the case, CBS finally confirmed on Monday, November 10, that Charles "Chuck" Pratt, Jr. has been hired on as the new head writer of "The Young and the Restless." The official word came from "Y&R's" Twitter page, which also noted that Pratt will receive a co-executive producer credit on the series. Pratt replaces Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante, "Y&R's" current head writing team.

CONFIRMED: Brandon Barash Returning to ‘GH’

While previously just a rumor, a rep for "General Hospital" confirms to Soap Opera Network that actor Brandon Barash will once again reprise the role of Johnny Zaccara on the daytime drama series. While a first airdate, nor what brings the character back to the canvas, is known at this time, we're sure that any return of the bad boy to the soap will result in some much desired drama for several characters.

Susan Lucci Talks ‘Deadly Affairs’; Praises Devious Army

Susan Lucci portrayed the iconic role of Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children" for more than 41 years. Sadly, the character would last be seen on September 23, 2011, when a shot rang out during an event that brought Pine Valley's most prominent citizens together. Despite Prospect Park bringing back the series for a short-lived online iteration in 2013, Lucci was unfortunately not part of the cast. Currently pulling double duty as host of the Investigation Discovery series, "Deadly Affairs," and starring in Lifetime's…

Lifetime Cancels ‘Witches of East End’ and ‘The Lottery’

Lifetime announced last week that it wasn't moving forward with a third season of "Witches of East End," reports Deadline. The series followed a new generation of witches based on the book of the same name. Featuring former "Days of our Lives" and "Revenge" actor, Eric Winter, "Witches" ended its second season in early October.

‘Y&R’ and ‘Housewives’ Star Eileen Davidson Takes Viewers Inside Her Home

Last week Bravo finally confirmed that "Days of our Lives" and "The Young and the Restless" actress Eileen Davidson had officially joined the cast of the network's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." As viewers get ready to watch all the drama unfold between Davidson and her co-stars, which includes former soap star Lisa Rinna ("DAYS," "Melrose Place"), TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive look at Davidson's home.

WATCH: ‘Last Week Tonight’s’ Salmon Cannon Attack on ‘Y&R’s’ Sharon Newman During Dramatic Scene

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" has been entertaining millions of late night talk show fans since debuting earlier this year as an escape from late night talk shows. The premise of the HBO series is that host John Oliver takes a closer look at the happenings of the past week in terms of news, politics and social media, and culls it altogether into one half hour of entertainment that seeks to empower and inform its viewers. In a segment highlighting a "CBS This Morning" report on a device known as the Salmon Cannon,…

‘Y&R’ Casting Odds and Ends, Preemption Dates and Much More!

The November Sweeps ratings period is a time where the daytime soaps pull out all the stops to attract new and old viewers with big events, big reveals and big returns. No other soap has all three points nailed down as CBS' "The Young and the Restless," which will give viewers another dose of Grace Turner (Jennifer Gareis), now that Mariah (Camryn Grimes) has officially been revealed to be Sharon's (Sharon Case) daughter, while also giving fans insight into what Sharon's childhood friend, Amy Wilson (Julianna Morris Polaha),…

‘GH’s’ Marc Anthony Samuel, Kelly Thiebaud and John J. York All Bumped To Recurring Status; Brandon Barash Returning?

Fans have long wondered when "General Hospital's" contract cast would be a receiving a trimming, as it's widely known that the series has quite a large group of actors that make up the Port Charles canvas, but it was anyone's guess whose status would be changed. Soap Opera Network has learned that actors Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix DuBois), Kelly Thiebaud (Britt Westbourne) and John J. York (Mac Scorpio) have all been placed on recurring status. In the case of Thiebaud and Samuel, their status change will be reflected in the…

‘General Hospital’ Star Dominic Zamprogna And Wife Expecting Third Child!

It'll be baby girl number three for "General Hospital's" Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri), who is expecting his third child with wife, Linda. "It was a bit of a surprise!" the actor tells ABC Soaps In Depth of being a father again. "Found out it was a girl two weeks ago in a text from Linda saying baby was healthy and to pour myself a drink because it was another girl," said the actor to Soap Opera Digest. "It's my goal to make them the best soccer/hockey playing princesses whether they like it or not!"