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‘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!"

ON THE RECORD: David Michaels Talks New Daytime Emmy Categories, Overall Changes and That Red Carpet Situation!

While the date for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards wasn't necessarily a secret, it was still somewhat surprising when it was revealed that next year's Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards would be taking place on Friday, April 24 and the big show would be taking place on Sunday, April 26 - the earliest either ceremony will have taken place since at least 2006. In an interview with David Michaels, Senior Executive Director and Co-Executive Producer for the Daytime Emmy Awards & Events, who notes to Soap Opera Network…

Kim Matula Exits ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

In one of the rarest of circumstances, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" announced on Twitter earlier this evening that actress Kim Matula (Hope Logan) will soon be departing the daytime drama series, just hours after Matula appeared live alongside co-stars Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller) and Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy Forrester) on the network's daytime talk show, "The Talk." Under normal circumstances the talent, or their representatives, would reveal departure news to the press or social media before…

‘B&B’ and ‘Y&R’ Impacted By The Presidential Press Conference; Affiliates Offering Makegoods

As the saying goes, "Remember, remember! The fifth of November," in reference to the fifth day of the month of November, which got a modern boost in understanding via the Natalie Portman vehicle "V for Vendetta," some CBS Daytime soap fans will remember the day for a presidential press conference that resulted in their favorite soaps being interrupted in several markets, including the second largest market - Los Angeles! As a result, those impacted markets will offer makegoods, which finds stations re-running a program that…

‘General Hospital’ To Air Overnight In Markets Impacted By Today’s Presidential Press Conference

As a result of a presidential press conference taking the place of today's, November 5, episode of ABC's "General Hospital" in several major markets, including six of the eight markets that recently moved the show back to its original time slot, the daytime soap opera will be airing in the overnight hours on those impacted stations for what is known as makegoods. This process finds stations re-running a program that may have been interrupted in any significant way in its corrected form at a later time.

Queen Latifah Takes On The Men of ‘The Young and the Restless’

Before enjoying your annual Thanksgiving meal with friends and family on Thursday, November 27, one day earlier - Wednesday, November 26 - the men of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" will provide plenty of thanks for viewers of "The Queen Latifah Show" as the talk show welcomes actors Peter Bergman (Jack), Justin Hartley (Adam), Daniel Goddard (Cane), Bryton James (Devon) and Joshua Morrow (Nicholas) to the program to chat with Queen Latifah herself.

REPORT: The Political Role of Soaps, Talk Shows, Game Shows and More!

As the polls close in some states, and prepare to close in others, it might come as a surprise to learn which of your favorite television shows may appeal more to those who share a different political viewpoint from that of your own. In the weeks leading up to the mid-term elections taking place today, Bloomberg did a study that followed political ad spending on various forms of programming aired throughout the year leading up to election night. In it, Bloomberg noted that "General Hospital," "The Bold and the Beautiful,"…

New Season of ‘Hart of Dixie’ Launches January 9

The CW announced today that the fourth season of "Hart of Dixie" will launch on Friday, January 9 at 9:00 PM, ET, with 10 all-new episodes. The series, starring Rachel Bilson ("The O.C.") and Wilson Bethel ("The Young and the Restless"), follows a big city girl who moves to quirky BlueBell, Alabama and finds herself more at home there than anywhere she's been before.

CBS Confirms Final Season of ‘The Mentalist’; Procedural Returns To Schedule November 30

As previously reported, the seventh season of CBS' "The Mentalist" will be its last. The network confirmed the news today when it announced the series will return to the primetime schedule on Sunday, November 30 at 9:30 PM, ET/9:00 PM, PT*, before moving to its regular Wednesday 8:00 PM time slot on January 7. "Mentalist" will bridge the gap between new episodes of "The Good Wife" during its Sunday run and take over for "Survivor" on Wednesdays before it concludes with a special two-hour series finale airing on Wednesday,…