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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,…

November’s ‘Bold’ Casting Notes

This month on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" fans will get to see the beautiful city of Amsterdam when Hope (Kim Matula), Liam (Scott Clifton), Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) travel abroad to mix business with pleasure, but an on location shoot isn't the only thing to look forward to on the daytime drama series.

NBC Cancels ‘Bad Judge’ and ‘A to Z’ Following Poor Ratings

With NBC's "Bad Judge" and "A to Z" pulling less a than a 1.0 rating in the key Adults 18-49 sales demographic the network has decided to end both Thursday comedies after airing the original full 13-episode order for each. "Judge," the higher rated of the two, starred "The Practice's" Kate Walsh as a "bad judge" who really isn't. The series pulled a 0.9 in the demo in its most recent airing, while "A to Z," co-starring Cristin Milioti (aka: the mother from CBS' "How I Met Your Mother"), pulled in a 0.7 rating, which is the…

Molly Burnett Returning to ‘Days of our Lives’

While it's been the worst kept secret in daytime, Soap Opera Network can finally report that actress Molly Burnett is returning to NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the contract role of Melanie Jonas, a role in which she originated in 2008. Burnett, who left the soap in 2012 in order to pursue outside projects, returns to Salem as her character harbors a secret that even daddy Jonas (Shawn Christian) isn't aware of!

Christopher Sean Joins ‘DAYS’ Cast

While he played a waiter on two episodes of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" in 2010, actor Christopher Sean is getting the chance to play what he loves when he joins the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" next week as Paul, a baseball player who is being treated by Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) after an injury he's sustained. His first airdate is set for Friday, November 7.

Eileen Davidson’s Final ‘DAYS’ Set for Next Week

On Thursday, November 6, fans of NBC's "Days of our Lives" will once again say goodbye to Eileen Davidson as she wraps her three month stint as Kristen DiMera on the daytime drama series. During her return, much of Kristen's storyline revolved around her rivalry with Theresa (Jen Lilley) and her unusual relationship with Daniel (Shawn Christian), which included a roll in the hay.