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First Look: ‘OLTL’s’ Newest Cast Member

Friday, May 28, 2010 at 7:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Introducing the latest addition to the cast of "One Life to Live." Soap Opera Network can now put a face with the name of the actor cast in the role of James, the younger brother of sleazy film producer Robert Ford. As we first told you yesterday, daytime newcomer Nicholas Robuck has joined the cast in the contract role. He will first air June 9th. Look for James to cross paths with Starr on several occasions, which will ultimately lead…

The President Impacts ‘Days of our Lives’ Too

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 3:09 PM by Errol Lewis Photo: NBC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Just when you think only "All My Children" felt the effects of President Obama's press conference, NBC has pointed out to us that "Days of our Lives" is also now a day behind. "Due to special news coverage, 'Days of our Lives' is not airing today (5/27). The new episode will instead air tomorrow (5/28). This will push all episodes over one (1) day," said a Days of our Lives representative. We expect to hear from CBS soon at this point...…

‘All My Children’ Gets Presidential Bump Forward

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 2:45 PM by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Due to a presidential press conference, "All My Children" is now a day behind. ABC has just informed us that due to today's press conference by President Obama, today's originally scheduled airing of "All My Children" will now be broadcast tomorrow. "All future episodes of 'All My Children' will bump forward one day on the schedule accordingly," said an ABC representative. An encore episode of "The View" will air today to replace "All My…

‘Soapdish’ Gets a Makeover

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Paramount Pictures (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Paramount Pictures announces plans to re-make the 1991 satire film about soap operas. The comedic spoof poked fun at the behind-the-scenes drama of the daytime serial with the fictional soap "The Sun Also Sets," and featured an ensemble cast which included Sally Field, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Kline, Kathy Najimy, Robert Downy, Jr., Carrie Fisher, Teri Hatcher, Garry Marshall, Paul Johansson, Cathy Moriarty, and Elizabeth…

Scott Clifton’s ‘Bold’ New Character

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- One week after the former ABC soap star jumped ship to CBS, the name of the character Scott Clifton will play on "The Bold and the Beautiful" is revealed. Best known to soap fans for the roles of Dillon Quartermaine on "General Hospital" (2003-2007) and Schuyler Joplin on "One Life to Live" (2009-10), Clifton will makes his "B&B" debut on Monday, July 19th, in the newly created role of Liam Cooper. Earlier this month, Clifton was…

Llanview Casting Gossip: May 27 Edition

Photo: Lisa Rosa/JPI Thursday, May 27, 2010 3:45 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest "One Life to Live" comings and goings for the month of June. Nicholas Robuck has been cast in the contract role of James, who will cross paths with Starr and be revealed as Ford's younger brother.  His first airdate is Wednesday, June 9th.  Two days later, a thug (remember the recent audition script for "Bull") wants to settle the score with the Llanview newcomer.  Jessica Leccia debuts as Nate's mother Inez…

BREAKING NEWS: Disney Drops SOAPnet, ABC Broadcast Network Next?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Weeknights on SOAPnet" is no more as Disney/ABC has opted to pull the plug on SOAPnet. In the biggest shocker to hit daytime since the cancellations of "Guiding Light" and "As The World Turns," Disney/ABC Television Group announced today that they have decided to discontinue SOAPnet, the 24-hour cable network devoted to daytime and primetime soaps. The news was first reported by the New York Times. "The launch of Disney Junior in the U.S. is the next step in our…

‘One Life’ Hits the Road This Summer

Photo: ABC Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:05 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" travels to Jersey for an exciting summer location shoot.  This week, the ABC sudser as started filming on location in and around Hopewell Township in Mercer County, New Jersey.  According to The Trentonian newspaper, "Yesterday's (Tuesday) action took place at the beautfiul Quarry Swimming club, 'The Old Swimming Hole since 1928' at 180 Crusher Road...in a dark leafy glade above the scenic quarry." Today's filming…

Florencia Lozano & the ‘Goon Squad’

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The popular "One Life to Live" actress will attend a reading of Jennifer Egan's new book "A Visit from the Goon Squad."  On Thursday evening, June 10th, Lozano (who plays Téa Delgado on "One Life to Live") will join television and film actor, and Tony Award winning Broadway performer, Malcolm Gets in reading passages from the book, which is scheduled to be released a earlier the same week.  Another leading actor who…

ABC’s Memorial Day Change of Plans

Photo: ABC Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- For the second time in a week, ABC has decided to air a different encore episode of one of their daytime soaps on Memorial Day than what was originally scheduled.  This time around, the network has opted to re-air the May 4th, 2010 episode of "General Hospital," in which Michael admits in court that he murdered Claudia, in place of the earlier announced encore of the January 29th, 2010 episode (in which Sonny shoots his own son).  Last…

‘OLTL’s’ Lozano, Tilford Talk ‘Roots of Success’

Photo: CenterStageNY.com Saturday, May 22, 2010 11:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Spend an afternoon with your favorite TV and Broadway stars and help celebrate their success. On Sunday, May 23rd, Florencia Lozano (Téa) and Terrell Tilford (Greg) will appear at the "Roots of Success Symposium" sponsored by the Developing Artists Theater Company in New York City.  They will be joined by other television and stars, who will "share their experiences moving on up through the branches of the tree of success…

A ‘Brady’ in Llanview?

Photo: Chris Haston/People Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!" Soap Opera Digest reports that "Brady Bunch" star Eve Plumb recently auditioned for a role on "One Life to Live."  Best known as awkward middle child Jan Brady (who was ever jealous of her older sister Marcia) on the 1969-74 sitcom "The Brady Bunch," the 52-year old Plumb tells SOD that she wouldn't object to returning to daytime soaps.  In 2003, she played June Landau on "All My Children," which…