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Erin Chambers Ends ‘Y&R’ Run

Soap Opera Network has learned that today marked the end of Erin Chambers' stint as Melanie Daniels on CBS' "The Young and the Restless." At the end of today's episode, the character decided to drop the sexual assault charges against Adam Newman (Michael Muhney) after speaking with Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), who made it clear to Melanie that there was no way Adam could have assaulted her.

Ratings: Good Week For GH

Ratings Report for the Week of August 12-16, 2013 NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you. Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,511,000 (-9,000/+200,000) 2. B&B 3,382,000 (-63,000/+311,000) 3. GH 2,543,000 (+83,000/+80,000) 4. DAYS 2,283,000 (-113,000/-416,000) Households 1. Y&R 3.3/11 (same/+.1) 2. B&B 2.5/8 (same/+.2) 3. GH 1.9/6 (same/+.1) 4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.2)

The Katherine Chancellor Postcards: ‘Y&R’ Furthers Storyline Online

As first noted on the Friday, August 16 episode of CBS' "The Young and the Restless," several of Katherine Chancellor's friends and family received postcards informing them to be at the grand dames home on that particular date and at "8:00pm sharp." Yesterday, following news of when the show will honor the life of Katherine on screen, the show unveiled a website dedicated to character that includes a gallery on the site that breaks down the postcards each of her friends and family received, some of which were sent before…

Prospect Park Unveils New TOLN.com

Using the Drupal content management platform, Prospect Park's The OnLine Network has revamped its TOLN.com website, which is the online home of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." The new website was first released on Thursday, August 15, before TOLN officially announced its unveiling yesterday. Previously, TOLN.com was an internet hub that solely enabled online viewers of "AMC" and "OLTL" to watch the soaps outside of Hulu's website. Eventually, TOLN.com, along with AllMyChildren.com and OneLifetoLive.com were all…

Life Imitates Life on ‘The Young and the Restless’

As previously reported, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" will honor the life of Katherine Chancellor on Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4, when the soap opera pays tribute to the character and her portrayer, Jeanne Cooper, in a two-part memorial service. Per a website dedicated to the character, Katherine died on Thursday, August 1 after a short illness. Cooper died on Wednesday, May 8, also from a brief illness. Fan favorites Lauralee Bell (Christine), Tricia Cast (Nina Webster), Beau Kazer (Brock Reynolds),…

RUMOR RUMOR: ‘Y&R’ Head Writer Out?

Just as the fall season gets ready to kick into high gear next month comes word that "The Young and the Restless" may have lost its head writer as a result of creative differences with the shows executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps. Josh Griffith, who took the reigns from Maria Arena Bell one year ago, has reportedly given notice to Sony Pictures Television and Bell Dramatic Television of his decision to leave.

TODAY: The Death of Katherine Chancellor Begins

Beginning with today's episode of CBS' "The Young and the Restless," the citizens of Genoa City will honor the life of Katherine Chancellor, whose portrayer, Jeanne Cooper, passed earlier this year after a short illness. According to the network, loved ones of Katherine's will begin receiving postcards asking them to gather at the Chancellor Estate, where they'll learn that Katherine died while exploring the world with her husband, Murphy (Michael Fairman).

Ratings: Bad Week For Soaps

Ratings Report for the Week of July 29 - August 2, 2013 NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you. NOTE: There is no "DAYS" comparison to last year due to the Olympics Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,692,000 (-56,000/+500,000) 2. B&B 3,597,000 (+2,000/+507,000) 3. DAYS 2,456,000 (-106,000/-------) 4. GH 2,441,000 (-98,000/+177,000) Households 1. Y&R 3.4/11 (same/+.3) 2. B&B 2.6/8 (same/+.4) 3. GH 1.8/6…

CBS Blocks TWC Subscribers from Viewing CBS.com to Watch Full Episodes

Things are getting even uglier in the dispute between CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable (TWC), which has resulted in 13 CBS Owned & Operated TV stations in the eight markets covered by TWC, cable networks Showtime, The Movie Channel (TMC), Flix and Smithsonian, which are wholly or partly owned by CBS, to go dark. A CBS spokesperson has confirmed reports that CBS has blocked TWC subscribers from viewing CBS.com, which would enable those affected by the dispute with a different avenue to view their favorite CBS programs.

AHEAD OF SCHEDULE: CNN’s Jake Tapper Guest Appearance on ‘All My Children’ Moved Up

As Soap Opera Network first reported in mid-June, CNN's Jake Tapper ("The Lead with Jake Tapper") will be appearing on The OnLine Network's "All My Children," portraying the role of TV investigative reporter Spencer Phillips. Tapper was originally scheduled to appear on the Monday, August 19 episode (prior to the announcement that each weeks episodes would be released on Mondays), but TOLN announced today that his appearance has been moved up. He will now appear on one of the episodes scheduled for release on Monday, August…