Online magazine celebrating the world of soaps
Browsing Category

News

Gina Tognoni OUT! Actress Bolts from ‘GL’

Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:18 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco is reporting that Gina Tognoni's last tape date as Dinah Marler on CBS' "Guiding Light" was Friday, June 26. It is understood that despite the cancellation of "Light" in April, the actresses contract was set to expire in June 2009 and the two sides failed to meet an agreement where the actress would remain on the soap until the shows final airdate in September. A last airdate has not been set, however, the soap is…

John Driscoll’s ‘Y&R’ Debut Set

Friday, June 26, 2009 5:57 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Just one day after pondering when John Driscoll would make his long-awaited "Young and Restless" debut as Phillip Chancellor IV, Soap Opera Network has learned that a date has been set. According to sources, Driscoll's first airdate is set for Thursday, July 16, when Phillip IV returns to Genoa City after taking a leave from the U.S. Army. Yes, Phillip is "Army Strong." His first scenes are with the Chancellor clan, including on-screen mother Tricia…

‘One Life to Live’ Welcomes Two New Cast Members

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:59 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The invasion of new characters into Llanview continues as "One Life to Live" cast two recurring roles. Best known for his 1997-2000 stint in Pine Valley as "All My Chidren's" Dr. Jake Martin, Michael Lowry has been cast by sister soap "OLTL" as a 'character from the past.' However, a spokesperson for the show refused to devulge any further information. Hmmm....wonder if this could possibly be the Ross recast, for which the soap recently released…

Bruce Weitz Brings Anthony Back to ‘GH’

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 8:57 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Bruce Weitz returns to ABC's "General Hospital" as Anthony Zacchara. Nearly five months since he was sent to prison for his crimes, Anthony Zacchara is ready for a visit from one of his enemies on the Friday, July 10 episode of "GH" when actor Bruce Weitz reprises his role as the snarky villain. Weitz's appearance is expected to be for just this one episode, but don't be surprised if he pops back in from time to time as his children's lives…

Sean Kanan Lands in Genoa City

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 3:51 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Sean Kanan is heading to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" as Deacon Sharpe is resurrected on daytime's number one drama series. Soap Opera Network has learned that Kanan, last seen as Adam McNeil in the independent movie "Jack Rio" in 2008, is returning to daytime television beginning Friday, July 10 when he brings his character Deacon Sharpe from CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" to Genoa City and "Y&R." The actor last appeared as…

Tuc Watkins Shows His ‘Sentimental’ Side

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:57 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- When he's not rubbing elbows with "Desperate Housewives" or enjoying his "One Life to Live," Tuc Watkins turns to the popular website "Funny or Die" for help releasing his comedic talents. Founded in 2007 by Adam McKay and "Saturday Night Live" alum Will Ferrell, "Funny or Die" has become a highly successful comedy video website, with material from a wide-range of Hollywood celebrities."One Life to Live" vet Tuc Watkins (David Vickers) can now be…

‘OLTL’ July Casting Report

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:35 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With summer upon us, here are a few casting tidbits for "One Life to Live." Chris Stack (Michael McBain) appears to be heading back the hallways and operating rooms of Llanview Hospital later since summer, albeit briefly.  The actor only last Wednesday departed "One Life" with co-star and onscreen wife Kathy Brier (Marcie McBain) at his side. However, the actor reveals a bit of juicy storyline gossip with Soap Opera Digest.In a recent interview with…

The Canadian ‘Sun’ Rises On ‘OLTL’

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:32 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Only two weeks removed from CTV's decision to drop the long-running ABC soap "One Life to Live" from their fall schedule, another Canadian broadcaster steps up to the plate. As we first reported to you back on June 2nd, CTV has announced plans to remove Agnes Nixon created suder from their 'A' channel's line-up come September, and replace it with "ER" reruns.  The move left Canadians only option of watching the daily happenings in the town of…

Drew Carey Gets ‘Bold and Beautiful’

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 11:48 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Pam Douglas and Donna Forrester come on down!  You're the next contestants on "The Price is Right," as host Drew Carey brings the iconic daytime game show to "The Bold and the Beautiful."  While watching an episode of her favorite daytime game show, "The Price is Right," Pam Douglas (Alley Mills) has a brillant idea.  She immediately picks up the phone and schedules a meeting with the show's producers to discuss to the possibility of offering…

Thom Bierdz Rocks Genoa City

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:32 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Where were you when daytime's best kept secret was revealed on the Friday, May 15 episode of "The Young and the Restless?" If you were not watching the CBS soap, it's time to get out from under your rock as Genoa City is about to be brought to its knees. On the Friday, July 3 episode of "Y&R," actor Thom Bierdz marks his grand return to the drama series as Phillip Chancellor III, son of Jill Foster Abbott (Jess Walton) and the late Phillip…

‘OLTL’ Finds the ‘Wright’ Woman for New Role

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2:39 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" casts a new recurring role and welcomes back a few familiar faces.  Daytime newcomer Kearra Giovanni has been cast in the role of Dr. Wright, who will confer with the recently arrived medical whiz Greg Evans (Terrell Tilford) on Matthew's case.  Look for her to also to spend time with Dr. Evans on a more personal level as well when he takes her out on the town, must to the dismay of his lil' sis Destiny (Shenell Edmonds).  The…

‘One Life’ Recasting Former Leading Man

Monday, June 15, 2009 4:38 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As the mystery of Téa Delgado's mysterious secret begins to unravel, "One Life to Live" works to recast a familiar face from her past.   Back in 2002, Todd Manning's dasterdly plan to steal his children away from ex-wife Blair hit a snag when he, Téa, and Ross Rayburn, one of the goons Todd had hired to assist in the kidnapping, finds themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island.  In the weeks and months that followed, a twisted long triangle…