When former "Days of our Lives" star <strong>Peter Reckell</strong> (ex-Bo Brady) tweeted several weeks back about a possible return to the daytime drama series, his comments not only grabbed the attention of his fans and the soap press, but his former on screen love interest, <strong>Kristian Alfonso</strong> (Hope Brady), as well. In an interview with the actress, Alfonso provides <em>Soap Opera Network</em> with insight on why Hope doesn't need anyone's permission to move on with her life, how the relationship between Aiden Jennings (<strong>Daniel Cosgrove</strong>) and Hope is a new, but sweet kind of love, and why she was surprised Reckell said what he did on social media.

Several “Days of our Lives” stars have speculated on the changing shape of the NBC sudser now that <strong>James Scott</strong> (EJ) and <strong>Alison Sweeney</strong> (Sami) — two front burner, leading characters — have left the canvas. The chess pieces have been moving, giving other Salemites a chance to shine. And <em>Soap Opera Network</em> can report that <strong>Bryan Dattilo</strong>’s Lucas is one of the characters who’s been given the chance to step up to the plate!

It's hard enough keeping a good man down, but try keeping a bad man down. It's impossible, as proven by “Days of our Lives” Stefano DiMera. Though the hits keep on coming for the patriarch, he’ll make like <strong>Sia</strong> and remain bulletproof, nothing to lose, as they fire away, fire away. And his portrayer, <strong>Joseph Mascolo</strong>, seems to share the cavalier attitude — at least when it comes to certain aspects of the storyline that ushered <strong>James Scott</strong>’s EJ off the canvas and <strong>Billy Flynn</strong>’s version of Chad onto the screen.

It’s been America’s favorite game show for as long as most can remember, but “The Price Is Right” is looking completely different these days. However, if <strong>Mike Richards</strong> has done the job he intended since stepping into the role of executive producer in 2009, nobody’s the wiser that the game show has basically done a 180 in recent years!

Ever since coming to Salem as a struggling model 16 years ago, “Days of our Lives’” Nicole (<strong>Arianne Zucker</strong>) has been on a non-stop whirlwind journey filled with emotion, tears and a whole lot of super soapy drama. And for the first time in that near two decades, the character is about to embark in an entirely new direction that may elicit some surprise from fans!

Though “Days of our Lives’” Kate Roberts (<strong>Lauren Koslow</strong>) has proven that she’s a force to be reckoned with and can hold her own with the big boys of Salem, her latest love interest — shady Southerner Clyde (<strong>James Read)</strong> — is making for some very worried viewers!

Soap actors aren’t typically shocked by the twists and turns thrown their characters’ way, accepting that paternity switches, affairs and returning from the dead are par for the course. But the latest twist that landed “Days of our Lives’” Eve (<strong>Kassie DePaiva</strong>) and J.J. (<strong>Casey Moss</strong>) in bed together had both of their portrayers’ jaws dropping!

It’s always a struggle for “Days of our Lives’” Brady (<strong>Eric Martsolf</strong>) to stay sober, but events that transpire this week on the NBC sudser push the character to the absolute limit: Following a slew of outlandish circumstances that only happen on soaps, the stressed out addict was just slapped with the news that his ex-lover, Theresa (<strong>Jen Lilley</strong>), is pregnant! But just how will Brady handle this latest curveball? And will he and Theresa ever be reunited with the (as of now unborn) child that Kristen (<strong>Eileen Davidson</strong>) secretly stole? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> spoke with Martsolf to get his thoughts!

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And things are looking pretty smoky this week for “Days of our Lives’” Hope (<strong>Kristian Alfonso</strong>) and Aiden (<strong>Daniel Cosgrove</strong>), who find themselves on the precipice of a new direction after Hope unlocks the single dad’s secret past! But what does the shocking information mean for the couple’s future? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> spoke with Alfonso and Cosgrove to find out!

There may be a lot of “Days of our Lives” fans out there that believe Theresa Donovan is a brat that deserves every little bad thing that comes her way, but the latest plot development is a harsh punishment that her portrayer, <strong>Jen Lilley</strong>, says even those with the hardest of hearts may think crosses the line. Because even though Theresa creates her own troubles, having her embryo stolen by Kristen (<strong>Eileen Davidson</strong>) is quite a big blow!

<strong>Susan Lucci</strong> 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 "Devious Maids," Lucci recently told <em>Soap Opera Network</em>, during an Investigation Discovery/<em>Glamour Magazine</em> event honoring actresses <strong>Rosario Dawson</strong>,<strong> Marcia Gay Harden</strong>, <strong>Tamara Taylor </strong>and<strong> Stephanie March</strong>, that she remains proud of her daytime run as Erica Kane and that's she's having a great time with where her career has taken her since.

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 <strong>Friday, April 24</strong> and the big show would be taking place on<strong> Sunday, April 26</strong> - the earliest either ceremony will have taken place since at least 2006.<strong> </strong>In an interview with <strong>David Michaels</strong>, Senior Executive Director and Co-Executive Producer for the Daytime Emmy Awards & Events, who notes to <em>Soap Opera Network</em> that we can likely thank "The Young and the Restless'"<strong> Christian Le Blanc</strong> (Michael Baldwin) for revealing the dates online, the executive addresses the red carpet debacle that rocked the industry earlier this year, while also providing insight into what we can look forward to seeing from both the creative side and the broadcast side for next year's telecast, and a greater understanding of how four new categories will change the future of the awards ceremony.

Something wicked this way comes: “The Taking of Deborah Logan,” a horror flick starring “All My Children’s” <strong>Jill Larson</strong> (ex-Opal Cortlandt)! And with Halloween creeping closer, there’s no better time to delve deep into the devilishly delightful (or rather, frightful) details of the film, which is already being heralded as an occult classic. <em>Soap Opera Network</em> caught up with Larson to the get the behind-the-scenes scoop, so read on for the scary details — if you dare!

With a slew of soap weddings under her belt, a run at playing “crazy” and nearly a decade of daytime experience between “The Young and the Restless” and “All My Children,” a back-from-the-dead storyline is no big thang for “Y&R’s” <strong>Melissa Claire Egan </strong>(Chelsea Lawson). Except for when the back-from-the-dead character happens to be her alter ego’s kid-killing husband, and that same guy’s real-life recast happens to be one of the most talked about soap events of the year! So just how is Egan taking in all of the madness surrounding Adam’s big return from the “dead,” including the fact that the character is now being played by <strong>Justin Hartley</strong>? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> caught up with the actress to find out!

Halloween is fast approaching, and “The Bold and the Beautiful” is bringing viewers a special treat for the spooky holiday: A candy-bowl plethora of “Big Brother” contestants! Season 16’s <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/donny-thompson">Donny Thompson</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/amber-borzotra">Amber Borzotra</a>, <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/cody-calafiore">Cody Calafiore</a></strong>,<strong> <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/zach-rance">Zach Rance</a></strong>,<strong> <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/hayden-voss">Hayden Voss</a></strong>,<strong> <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/nicole-franzel">Nicole Franzel</a>, <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/caleb-reynolds">Caleb Reynolds</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/devin-shephard">Devin Shephard</a></strong>, Season 11 & 13’s <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/jeff-schroeder">Jeff Schroeder</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/jordan-lloyd">Jordan Lloyd</a></strong>, Season 12 & 13’s <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/rachel-reilly">Rachel Reilly</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/brendon-villegas">Brendon Villegas</a>,</strong> and Season 15’s <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/elissa-slater">Elissa Slater</a></strong> will be appearing on the sudser for two special Halloween episodes, as <a title="‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Gearing Up For ‘Big Brother’ Palooza" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/09/bold-beautiful-gearing-big-brother-palooza" target="_blank">previously reported</a>. But there’s no need to wait until <strong>Thursday, October 30</strong> and <strong>Friday, October 31</strong> to get a taste of the delicious drama: <em>Soap Opera Network</em> sat down with some of the aforementioned stars to get the scoop on the special episodes, which you can read about after the jump!

You asked, and we answered! Following <em>Soap Opera Network</em>’s <a title="‘Baby Daddy’ Welcomes Another Daytime Star!" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/09/baby-daddy-welcomes-another-daytime-star" target="_blank">report</a> that former “Days of our Lives” star <strong>Matt Cedeno</strong> (ex-Brandon Walker) would be appearing on an upcoming episode of ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy,” your enthusiasm was so great, we reached out to the star to see if he’d spill additional details about his appearance. And guess what? Not only was he more than happy to discuss his sitcom role (which airs <strong>Wednesday, October 22</strong>), he also opened up about starring in <strong>50 Cent</strong>’s drama series, “Powers,” his reaction to <strong>Alison Sweeney</strong>’s departure as “DAYS’” Sami and much more!

Strolling into a large and quiet stage space just north of Hollywood, “Days of our Lives’” <strong>James Scott</strong> (ex-EJ DiMera) looks as gorgeous as ever. But it’s not the “tall, dark and handsome” thing he usually emanates that’s turning heads. Rather, it’s a calm, relaxed and seriously happy vibe that’s giving him a remarkable glow and an aura of magnetism. You don’t want to sit next to him because he’s cute; you want to sit next to him because he’s <em>happy</em>. So much so, it appears it just might rub off. And the reason that the actor is all smiles? He tells <em>Soap Opera Network</em> that, completely free of a soap opera contract for the first time in 10 years after a combined run as EJ and “All My Children’s” Ethan Cambias, he is well-rested, inspired, and looking forward to the next chapter in his thus-far very charmed life.

Daniel Jonas’ journey on “Days of our Lives” has taken portrayer <strong>Shawn Christian</strong> on a plethora of adventures, many of which have included top talent from the drama series. But of all the storylines the devilishly handsome doc has played out, fans seem to have gravitated toward the cat-and-mouse game Daniel and Kristen (<strong>Eileen Davidson</strong>) have been involved in over the past couple of months the most. And <em>Soap Opera Network</em> has good news for fans: The delicious drama is far from being over, and Christian has shared some of the juicy details of the story below!

The zany moment you’ve all been waiting for is about to commence: Famous funnyman <strong>Fred Willard</strong> hits the “The Bold and the Beautiful” canvas <strong>today, October 2</strong>, as the whacky brother of Eric (<strong>John McCook</strong>)! <em>Soap Opera Network</em> <a title="DETAILS: Fred Willard Shares Deets on His Upcoming ‘B&B’ Stint and What to Expect From Eric’s Zany Brother!" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/09/details-fred-willard-shares-deets-upcoming-bb-stint-expect-erics-zany-brother" target="_blank">previously posted an interview</a> with Willard, and now we’re sharing McCook’s thoughts on his alter ego’s whacky sibling!

“One Life to Live” fans had the privilege of literally watching <strong>Kristen Alderson</strong> grow up via her portrayal of Starr Manning, a role she landed back in 1998. And “General Hospital” fans then had the unique privilege of watching the actress shed the character she’d played for nearly 14 years on OLTL and embody her new character — Kiki Jerome — right before their eyes. The journey has been filled with a lot of ups and downs, but Alderson recently shared with <em>Soap Opera Network</em> that Kiki is finally coming into her own — which she couldn’t be more thrilled about!

<strong>Jen Lilley</strong> is well aware that she hit soap opera gold when she landed the role of "Days of our Lives'" Theresa Donovan. The feisty character has gotten one stellar storyline after the next — and it doesn’t look like the runaway train will be stopping any time soon! <em>Soap Opera Network</em> caught up with actress, who spilled the deets on Theresa’s rivalry with Kristen (<strong>Eileen Davidson</strong>), her love/hate relationship with sister Eve (<strong>Kassie DePaiva</strong>), and how her alter ego just may well be done with her current love life once and for all!

“Days of our Lives’” fans have had 32 years of dark DiMera family amusement through Stefano (<strong>Joe Mascolo</strong>) and later the addition of EJ (<strong>James Scott</strong>), but it looks like the newest family member will be giving his predecessors a run for their money! <strong>Billy Flynn</strong> debuted as the new darker and vengeful Chad this month, and it’s been quite obvious that the apple has definitely not fallen far from the tree. But just what can fans expect from the character as he continues to ingratiate himself back into Salem? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> spoke with his new portrayer to find out!