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‘One Life to Live’ Films on Location for Summer Plot

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — They may not be headed for Peapack, New Jersey, but "One Life to Live" is currently filming scenes for an upcoming storyline at an unknown location. But just were are they going? London? Paris? The Bahamas? Not quite, considering the show's budget and the fact that their last location shoot took place on the roof of their own New York City studios. While it isn't clear exactly which and how many of the show's cast members will be participating in the location shoot, or even where it will be taking…

SOAPnet.com Shuts Down Message Boards, Tells Fans to Take a Hike

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Despite ABC Daytime's best attempts to mismanage the situation, SOAPnet will continue to live on thanks to a number cable and satellite providers across the country come January. The same can't be said for the network's website however as top brass have already begun implementing measures to power down certain areas of the site. Beginning Monday, May 23, SOAPnet.com will be officially shutting down their message boards for fans wishing to discuss "General Hospital" and recently canceled sister…

ABC Holding Affiliate Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Following the ABC Upfronts this past week in New York City, the ABC Television Network will be holding its annual affiliate board meeting at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California on Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25 starting at 2:00 PM, PST. Up for discussion between ABC stations across the country will be the networks new crop of programming airing next season and how the programs will strengthen their standing in their respective markets. In lieu of the event,…

‘Once Upon A Time’ ABC Had a Primetime Drama I Wanted to Watch

On Tuesday, May 17, the ABC Television Network presented its 2011-2012 primetime schedule in front of advertisers, affiliates and the press. Two months earlier I received intel on a new series called "Once Upon a Time" that the network had in development where fairy tales and the modern-day collide in the town of Storybooke.

Ingo Rademacher Fired from ‘General Hospital’

A few weeks back I reported on my personal Twitter page that two actors would be let go by summer's end and it wouldn't be by their own choosing despite how it would be presented by the show. The firing of Ingo Rademacher was not one of those people I alluded to. In an official statement released to ABC Soaps In Depth on their website, the actor said "After 15 years on 'GH' portraying Jax I must say goodbye. I'm fired."

Goddard Pulls Double Duty in ‘Y&R’ Shocker! Is Cane Alive After All?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- So you know that beginning on Thursday, May 26, it will be revealed that Cane has a twin brother, but did you know that there is something even more shocking than that? Turns out Daniel Goddard has been pulling double duty at CBS' "The Young and the Restless" all along! According to sources fans will learn that not only does Cane have an evil twin brother named Caleb, but Cane himself isn't dead after all despite being "murdered" on the February 3 episode of the top…

Video: Fans Boo Brian Frons as He Leaves ABC Upfronts

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Three days after we reported Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group was spotted chuckling as fans were protesting outside of the ABC Upfronts, Soap Opera Network has now received video of fans booing the executive as he walked over to the ABC after party. Warning: Language inappropriate for children under 14. Shortly after ABC's Upfront presentation wrapped, Frons and his team were crossing the street heading toward the Atlantic Grill when the group were stopped by a red…

‘Days of our Lives’ Executive Producer Ken Corday Releases Statement on New Writers

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Days of our Lives" Executive Producer Ken Corday has just released an official statement confirming our earlier reports that Dena Higley is out as Head Writer and Marlene Clark Poulter (aka: Marlene McPherson) and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. are in as Co-Head Writers. According to Corday the change in writing regimes is "effective immediately." "McPherson and Thomas will bring 'Days of our Lives' back to its core values by telling exciting stories with a fresh and…

BREAKING NEWS: Marlene McPherson & Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. Named New Head Writers

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- UPDATE 2:59 PM ET: Sources have confirmed our earlier report that NBC's "Days of our Lives" has fired Dena Higley as its head writer. Soap Opera Network has learned the series has hired Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. as its new Co-Head Writers. The duo had previously worked at NBC's "Passions" as Associate Head Writer's under James E. Reilly from the soaps debut season through its end in August 2008. Both McPherson and Thomas had worked at "DAYS" as Associate Head Writers. McPherson…

BREAKING NEWS: ‘DAYS’ Fires Dena Higley

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- UPDATE 12:59 PM ET: Sources have confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Dena Higley has been let go as Head Writer of NBC's "Days of our Lives." Higley joined the writing team of 'DAYS' in 1985 as an Associate Head Writer.  Higley was then promoted to Head Writer, her material lasting from March 7, 2003 - August 8, 2003.  In September 2003 she became a script writer until her departure in November 2004. She left "DAYS" in 2004 to become Head Writer of "One Life to Live." Her first episode aired in…

Robin Strasser Set to Leave ‘One Life to Live’ in Show’s Final Months

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Say it isn't so! After playing Dorian Cramer Lord on "One Life to Live" on and off for the past thirty years, Robin Strasser is once again leaving Llanview. The actress broke the news on Twitter earlier today, saying that a medical issue would prevent her staying with the show, which was cancelled last month by ABC, until it wraps up production in mid-November. The final episode of "One Life to Live" is expected to air on January 20, 2012. According to Strasser, "I'll have to leave 'OLTL' sooner…