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Mandatory Cast Meeting Set for ‘One Life to Live’ Stars

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 11:17 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In August 2009, contract cast members of ABC's "All My Children" were required to attend a mandatory meeting which resulted in the news that the soap was being moved to the West Coast in hopes of saving money on the drama series' budget. Now comes word that a similar meeting has been called for contract cast members for sister soap "One Life to Live." Could Llanview be heading out west as well or is this…

ABC Daytime Celebrates the Fruits of Their ‘Labor’ with Repeats

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Labor Day has been called the unofficial start of fall and the last major summer holiday -- a day set aside to honor working men and women across the United States.  It's also a chance for ABC Daytime to take the opportunity to catch viewers up on some of the key moments from the recent past that helped define current storylines. On Monday, September 6th, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas like…

‘Pretty Woman’ Meets Nikolas Cassadine on ‘General Hospital’

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 6:55 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Bob D'Amico/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Fans who attended the Tyler Christopher headlined fan event during the "General Hospital" Fan Club Weekend in July were treated to inside scoop in which the actor revealed that he'll be working closely with actress Adrianne Leon, in what looks to be a "Pretty Woman" themed storyline. Now, fans can expect their first glimpse of said storyline beginning next week on the ABC soap. Wednesday,…

You Don’t Always Get Another Chance on ‘Young and the Restless’

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 6:25 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: John Paschal/JPI Studios (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Just a little more than a year has gone by since actor John Driscoll joined the cast of CBS' "The Young and the Restless," and now Soap Opera Network has learned that Driscoll's time is almost up, at least that's what it appears to be. After months of rumors and speculation, sources are confirming that Driscoll's character, Chance Chancellor, is being killed off of the drama series…

Video: The Paley Center for Media Honors ‘As The World Turns’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in New York and Los Angeles, recently sat down with cast members, producers and writers of CBS' long running daytime drama series, "As The World Turns," for a tribute to the soap opera as it gets ready to broadcast its last episode in September. Dubbed "Farewell to 'As The World Turns,'" Executive Producer Christopher Goutman and Co-Head Writer Jean Passanante along with cast members Terri Colombino (Katie Peretti),…

All My Children Fan Club Weekend 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 5:30 PM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Get ready for All My Children's 2010 Fan Club Weekend. "All My Children" will hold it's annual Fan Club Weekend from Thursday, September 23 to Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Van Nuys, California. The following is the list of events that have been scheduled for the All My Children Fan Club Weekend: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 Kick off the weekend with…

Zimmer’s First ‘OLTL’ Tape Date Revealed

Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: PGP (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Less than a week after news broke that longtime "Guiding Light" star Kim Zimmer was returning to "One Life to Live" to reprise the role of Echo DiSavory (which she last played in 1983), comes word that she has already begun taping scenes for her October 1st return to Llanview. Zimmer posted the following message on her fan site last week "Hi all! Yes it's true I will be re-visiting the halls of One Life To Live starting this week on…

GH Casting: September’s Labor of Education

Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11:45 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: IMDb (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- We previously reported that actress Erin Chambers was joining the cast in the recurring role of Siobhan, and now it looks like Wednesday, September 15 is turning into a big day on ABC's "General Hospital" as a number of other recurring characters swarm into the town of Port Charles on that same day in what appears to be a Port Charles High School related storyline. Maitland McConnell will begin airing on Friday,…

Erin Chambers is Lucky to be on ‘GH’

Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson) may have found himself involved in more baby daddy drama courtesy of long-time love Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst), but ABC's "General Hospital" has cast actress Erin Chambers in the recurring role of Siobhan, who plays a part in the upcoming early fall Lucky storyline, according to an ABC representative.

Andrea Marcovicci Heads to Port Charles

Friday, August 20, 2010 at 10:09 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Paul Smith Photography (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Andrea Marcovicci, 61, has been cast in the recurring role of Sophia on ABC's "General Hospital" beginning next month. According to the soap, she will be part of the upcoming Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Brenda Barrett storyline, which recently kicked off with the return of Brenda's portrayer Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo. Marcovicci is best known for her roles in such shows as…

Kim Zimmer Returns to ‘One Life to Live’

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 2:34 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: PGP (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In a suprising casting move, "One Life to Live" has managed to snag long-time "Guiding Light" star Kim Zimmer to reprise a role she hasn't played in nearly three decades.  Zimmer, who will step back into the role of Echo DiSavoy this fall, tells Soap Opera Digest that "I'm so excited.  I feel like its all come full circle." The role is actually the actress' second on "OLTL" (she played Bonnie Harmon in 1978).  She is perhaps best…

‘OLTL’ Early September Casting Notes

Monday, August 16, 2010 at 10:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Gary Gershoff/WireImage (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Fall begins to heat up in Llanview. Kearran Giovanni returns as Dr. Vivian Wright on Thursday, September 2nd, when the doc and her colleague and former lover Greg each vie to become Llanview Hospital's new Chief of Staff. Also look for Vivian to give Jessica some medical advice. The character was last seen in February when she accompanied her current boyfriend (and Greg's brother) Shaun to watch Snoop Dogg's…