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‘OLTL’ June Minor Casting Notes

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Some Llanview casting odd and ends and comings and goings for the month of June. With David Fumero (Cristian Vega) on his way out of Llanview, rumors are swirling that his former onscreen co-star and reel life brother Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio Vega) and niece Jamie Vega (Saoirse Scott) may return for a brief visit. The speculation was fueled in part due to this picture of the 10-year-old Scott posing "on the set of 'OLTL'" with Shenell Edmonds (Destiny). However, according to Scott's official…

‘General Hospital’ Dominates at 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Art Emmy Awards

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Friday, June 17, the Daytime community celebrated the work of many of the men and women who work generally behind the scenes at various programming on daytime television. The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards Gala was held at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles and was hosted by Steve Wilkos of “The Steve Wilkos Show." ABC's "General Hospital" won 6 of the 13 nominations they earned at the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Art Emmy Awards. With 6 wins, the…

Julia Barr Sends Message out to Daytime Community for the Week of June 20

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- No, it is not the message "All My Children" viewers have been eagerly anticipating, although Soap Opera Network is confident that the announcement of Julia Barr's return to the ABC soap with long-time co-star David Canary is imminent. In the meantime, ten-time Daytime Emmy nominee Barr wants us to know that June 20-24 has been designated Born Free USA's Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week. Born Free USA and entertainers that support the cause including long-time animal advocate Barr, who spent thirty…

David Fumero Won’t See His ‘Life’ Through to the End

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Yet another cast member is planning to leave Llanview early. According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, David Fumero (Cristian) will be departing "One Life to Live" before the show tapes its final episode in November. The move is the latest in a series of actors that have already left or are about to leave the canvas as the show begins to trim down its cast in order to bring back several fan favorites as the show winds down. Others on the list include Brian Kerwin (Charlie), Robin Strasser…

Gigi May be Dead, But Farah Fath Still Has ‘One Life to Live’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With her character in a coma, brain dead, and connected to life support, one might think it was safe to assume that Farah Fath is about to exit from the long-running ABC daytime serial. However, you would be wrong...at least partially. In a new interview with Soap Opera Weekly, Fath talks about the show's decision to kill off her character, Gigi Morasco, and hints that there may still be still be some life left for her in Llanview, even after Gigi is six feet under. "I actually love the way my…

Strasser Leaves Llanview Earlier Than Expected, Previews Exit

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With only weeks to go until her what supposed to be her final tape date on "One Life to Live" due to supposed back problems, Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord) reveals that her stay in Llanview has been cut short by a week. As we previously reported, Strasser was expected to last tape on Friday, July 1. However, earlier this week the veteran soap actress tweeted that she was "JUST told my LAST tape date 'OLTL' is Friday, June 24th, 1 week earlier than original date chosen. TODAY's script: BEST in years.…

‘AMC’ Busts 3 Fan Favorite Villainesses Out of Lock Up

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On the week of July 25, look for Jennifer Bassey, Kate Collins and Melissa Claire Egan to reprise their naughty chick roles on "All My Children." According to TV Guide's Michael Logan, the sanity-challenged Marian, Janet and Annie will help break Dixie (Cady McClain) out of Oak Haven - Pine Valley's long-standing psychiatric facility. Great humor will give way to great warmth when all of the aforementioned escapees are reunited with their loved ones. Bassey played Marian Colby on "All My Children"…

A New Day for ‘Days of our Lives’ Kicks Off This Fall on NBC

After weeks of reported firings, hirings and rumors, NBC's "Days of our Lives" is breaking its silence. In a press release issued to Soap Opera Network, the program has outlined a series of changes that will be reflected on screen beginning in September that includes highlighting romance and the faces of beloved characters once more. Behind the scenes changes include the hiring of "Passions" scribes Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas and naming Noel Maxam and Greg Meng as Co-Executive Producers. The duo replace Gary…

ABC Daytime Sets its ‘Revolution’ in Motion

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — And so it begins. With only seven months until the long-running ABC serial "One Life to Live" gives way to "The Revolution," a weight-loss show co-hosted by "Project Runway" emcee Tim Gunn, the network launches a series of auditions across the nation in search of women in need of shedding more than a few extra pounds and having their trials and tribulations play out on national television. Producers for the show are "looking for inspirational and relatable women who are ready to lose 50-100 pounds…

CBS Launches ‘Tweet Week’ with Daytime Stars as Road to Emmys Nears

As daytime gets ready to roll the dice in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 19 for "The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," CBS is getting itself ready by hosting CBS Tweet Week with the networks biggest and brightest daytime stars including "The Young and the Restless'" Christian LeBlanc and Christel Khalil and "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Ronn Moss and Scott Clifton. Also joining in on the fun will be Mike Richards, Executive Producer of "The Price is Right." Each tweeter will chat live with fans during the East Coast broadcast of…

South African Actress Terry Pheto Joins the Cast of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- According to TVSA, the self dubbed South African TV Authority website, South African actress Terry Pheto has joined the cast of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" as what else but a "world renowned, South African heart surgeon." The actress begins taping at "B&B" on Monday, June 13. With more details on the matter than is currently available to its American counterparts, website All4Women is reporting that producers of "B&B" have been wanting to…

Tyler Christopher Bids ‘GH’ Adieu With Last Airdate Now Revealed

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Ever since Tyler Christopher confirmed reports that he had been let go from ABC's "General Hospital" back in March, it became months of dread for fans of his character, Nikolas Cassadine, as to when they'd catch their final glimpse of the dark prince. Soap Opera Network has since learned that day is Thursday, June 30. According to sources, Nikolas will say goodbye to Port Charles shortly after realizing he has nothing left to keep him in town after he learns that his presumed…