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CBS Renews Daytime Lineup for 2017-18 Season; ‘Y&R’ Gets Three-Year Renewal

With a successful lineup consisting of soap operas, game shows and a hit talk show, CBS announced today that it has renewed its full daytime lineup for the 2017-18 television season. Additionally, "The Young and the Restless" received an overall three-year commitment from the network, keeping it on the air through at least the 2019-2020 television season. "The Price is Right" was renewed through the 2018-19 television season.

NBC Renews ‘DAYS’ For 2017-18

With the Megyn Kelly drama now behind the network following news of the former FOX News Channel journalist taking over the third hour of "The Today Show" with her own new morning program, NBC has finally made a decision on the future of NBC's "Days of our Lives" and it's a positive one.

‘DAYS’ Star Arianne Zucker Caught in Latest Donald Trump Scandal

With just two days left before the second presidential debate in St. Louis, another Donald Trump scandal has put the Trump campaign into crisis mode. The latest scandal involves a 2005 video released to The Washington Post, which includes audio from a hot microphone where the Republican candidate is heard making vulgar comments about women while openly talking with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush. The two were headed to the set of "Days of our Lives" where Trump was scheduled to tape a cameo appearance at the time.

‘General Hospital’ Preempted for Nancy Reagan Funeral Coverage

As first reported on our Twitter page earlier today, due to ABC News coverage of former first lady Nancy Reagan's funeral, the network announced that it will be doing a full preemption of "General Hospital" on Friday, March 11. Therefore, already completed episodes of the soap will be pushed back by one day, the network said. Reagan's funeral is scheduled to begin at precisely 2:00 PM, EST and is expected to conclude by approximately 3:30 PM, EST.

TV Guide Brings Back The ’80s With Soap Hunks That Ruled

In honor of ABC's "The Goldbergs" receiving its first ever TV Guide Magazine cover, the publication has turned back the dial with an all '80s-themed issue, due out on newsstands later this week. As part of the celebration, several of daytime's biggest hunks from the decade will be featured in the upcoming issue, including Kin Shriner (as Scotty Baldwin, "General Hospital"), Stephen Nichols (as Steven "Patch" Johnson, "Days of our Lives"), A Martinez (as Cruz Castillo, "Santa Barbara"), Doug Davidson (as Paul Williams, "The…

BREAKING: Paul Lee OUT! Channing Dungey Replacing Him as ABC Entertainment President

First reported by The New York Times, Paul Lee has stepped down as president, ABC Entertainment Group, effective immediately. Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, has named Channing Dungey as Lee's successor as president, ABC Entertainment. Dungey, who is credited with the successful launch of such shows as “Scandal,” “Criminal Minds,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Quantico,” “Army Wives” and “Once Upon A Time,” will report directly to Sherwood. Patrick Moran,…

‘General Hospital’ Again Featuring Shriners Hospitals for Children in Story Arc

If you tuned into today's episode of ABC's "General Hospital," you probably took notice of a conversation Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) and Jason Morgan (Billy Miller) had with Jason's mother, Dr. Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson), over Jason and Elizabeth's son, Jake (James Nigbor), and the severity of his recent injuries. Monica suggested that their son's orthopedic care be moved from General Hospital in Port Charles to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. The transition to Shriners marks the second…

Ron Carlivati Led ‘GH’ Wins WGA Award For Daytime Drama

Congratulations are in order for former "General Hospital" head writer Ron Carlivati. The writer, along with his team consisting of Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles and Chris Van Etten, took home the WGA Award in the category of Daytime Drama for their writing work on the anniversary episode of the soap opera.

ABC Executive Gone Too Far? Alleged Fan Encounter Leads to Outcry

If you are a fan of "General Hospital," and have not been living under a rock, you are probably aware of Nathan Varni, manager, current series, ABC Entertainment. But what you may not be aware of is recent allegations that the executive may have allegedly crossed the line when it comes to revealing intimate details surrounding contract negotiations between the network and its actors, particularly in regards to Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber).