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Morgan Set to Return to ‘AMC’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Debbi Morgan returns to "All My Children" this March. The time has come for fans of the Hubbard clan to rejoice. Monday, March 14 will mark Debbi Morgan's first full episode back as Jesse Hubbard's (Darnell Williams) very pregnant wife, Dr. Angela Hubbard, on "All My Children". Suffering from the long-term effects of Lyme disease, the accomplished 54-year old actress has been on a personal leave since late last year. Morgan reportedly ended her leave and returned to the set of "AMC" to resume…

Tonja Walker’s ‘One Life’ Return Set

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Tonja Walker may be returning to "One Life to Live," but don't look for Alex to be coming back to Llanview anytime soon.  On Tuesday, March 15, she receives two familiar visitors, while still living it up in the life of luxury on Asa's tropical island paradise, St. Blaze's. As we previously reported, Bo learns the truth from Rex that Clint had David (Tuc Watkins, who also resurfaces the week of March 14) thrown in a Moroccan prison and left for dead.  The pair then reluctantly head for the desert…

‘One Life to Live’ Celebrates Erika Slezak’s 40th Anniversary with Special Episode

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The long-running ABC soap pays tribute to six-time Daytime Emmy winner Erika Slezak in celebration of her 40th anniversary of playing Llanview's matriarch Victoria Lord with a special episode dedicated to her on Tuesday, April 26.  "I was so touched I started to cry . It's so sweet. But I was kind of hoping it would all go by unnoticed," the actress tells TVGuide's Michael Logan. Slezak became the third actress to play Viki, who was originated by Gillian Spencer, on March 17, 1971.  She remains…

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nominations Announced

(SoapOperaNetwork) -- Daytime moves one step closer to announcing the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Award nominees. On Wednesday, February 9, TV Guide.ca released the initial list of nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. That initial list was a compilation of every actor on every show who submitted their name for a nomination. The list also revealed which category each actor submitted in for their 2010 performances. The step that proceeded this was in-house voting for the final nominees for each soap…

Susan Lucci’s Memoir Set to be Released this March

(Soap Opera Network) -- The latest news on the release of Susan Lucci's memoir "All My Life". Last July, Soap Opera Network reported that It Books, an imprint of publisher HarperCollins, had tapped the biggest superstar in daytime drama history, Susan Lucci, to pen her memoir for publication in 2011. Since then, the accomplished actress and entrepreneur who has played the legendary character of Erica Kane on "All My Children" since January 5, 1970 has completed that memoir. "All My Life" is scheduled to hit book stores on…

Is There ‘Life’ After Death for John Wesley Shipp?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After his character was killed off late last year as part of a still unsolved murder mystery, it appears that John Wesley Shipp may be headed back to Llanview as Eddie Ford, the late papa of "One Life to Live's" infamous trio of Ford brothers.  Shipp made a rather lengthy comment on his Facebook page on February 25 praising the show's production crew which read in part, "Thrill rides, today.  Highlight:  murder scenes under the---I feel like saying 'baton'-- of Director Jill Mitwell...I've…

Danny Cistone Joins ‘GH’ in Recurring Role

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" has cast actor Danny Cistone in the recurring role of Jules, one of the Balkan's (Daniel Benzali) henchman that is holding some high priced inventory from their loved one's. According to sources, Cistone will debut on the Wednesday, March 2 episode of "General Hospital" when Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) wakes up from what she thinks is a dream, but turns into a nightmare soon after as Jules presents her with a potentially deadly injection. In…

Stuart Damon Launches ‘Luxury Lifestyles’ TV Series with Son

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After portraying the role of Alan Quartermaine on ABC's "General Hospital" for 31 years, Stuart Damon has taken to real estate as his second career move. The actor has joined his son to host the new series "Luxury Lifestyles," which takes a look into the life of luxury in the growing Southern California housing market. Launching on Sunday, March 6 at 11:00 AM on KCOP Channel 13 in Southern California, "Luxury Lifestyles" will give viewers the opportunity to peak…

Back Yet Again! Tuc Watkins Returns to ‘One Life’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With his character left to rot in a Moroccan prison, Tuc Watkins comes back to his old daytime stomping ground.  But with Bo (Robert S. Woods) now hot on his son's trail, it maybe just a matter of time before David Vickers Buchanan is a free man once more -- or will it?  As we previously reported, following a falling out between Bo and best pal/nephew Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier), the troubled pair head for the African desert nation in search of the missing Buchanan heir, only to realize that Clint…

Shayna Seymour Behind-the-Scenes of ‘One Life to Live’

(SoapOperaNetwork) -- Ever wondered how soaps make getting slapped look so realistic?  Or how the actors learn all those lines? On the heels of Shayna Seymour's walk-on role this week as "Shayna the diner waitress" on "One Life to Live," the Boston reporter takes fans behind-the-scenes of the long-running ABC soap to answer those questions and interview cast members Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Ted King (Tomas), Mark Lawson (Brody), and Josh Kelly (Cutter). The WCVB-TV anchor described her day in Llanview in a special episode of…

Pop Culture Studies: Soap Operas 101

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Colleges and universities are now teaching their students more than traditional subjects like physics, Latin, English literature, and chemical engineering. Since the dawn of the digital age, these institutes of higher learning have begun to offer a host of nontraditional courses, including studies in social networking, horror films, video games, and yes, even soap operas. At Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green Sam Ford, co-editor of The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a…