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GH Casting Report: April Edition

Monday, April 13, 2009 8:30 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As a new Michael is set to join the cast, "General Hospital" is ready to reduce the appearances of two contract players. According to published reports, actors Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing) and Megan Ward (Kate Howard) have been bumped to recurring status by the ABC Daytime drama series. Ironically, Hearst recently re-signed a new contract after joining the cast in 2002. Ward joined the cast in May 2007. Rumors began circulating last month that five…

Deidre Hall Guest-Hosts ‘Hollywood CLOUT’

Monday, April 13, 2009 7:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Legendary soap opera actress, Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena Evans, "Days of our Lives"), to guest-host online radio show "Hollywood CLOUT" during the week of April 13-17, 2009. Joining Hall on Monday's edition (April 13) will be Author, Rory Freedman ("Skinny Bitch"), talking about the "Meatless Monday" campaign on Air America. On Tuesday (April 14), look for Sex and Relationship Expert Alison Armstrong and on Thursday (April 16), look for "Wheel of…

‘GH’ Launches PSA on Postpartum Depression

Monday, April 13, 2009 7:15 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On ABC's "General Hospital," Dr. Robin Scorpio recently gave birth to a baby girl, but finds herself unable to bond with her. Mother's across America suffer through the same problem day after day untreated, now the soap has joined together with Postpartum Support International (PSI) to get the word out with the hope of helping mothers everywhere. On Thursday, April 16, immediately following that days airing of "General Hospital," look for an…

ABC Daytime and SOAPnet Present Stagecoach

Sunday, April 12, 2009 8:05 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Daytime and SOAPnet have signed on as presenting sponsors of Stagecoach - California's Country Music Festival taking place on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Actors Steve Burton (Jason Morgan, "General Hospital"), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Martin, "All My Children"), and Bree Williamson (Jessica Brennan, "One Life to Live") are set to appear as part of Weekend Festivities. Stagecoach…

‘One Life’ Prom Dress Give-Away

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:51 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Want to go to prom, but can't afford a dress? Then "One Life to Live" may be able to help. For many high school students, prom is the most magical time of the year. That will certainly be the case at Llanview High next month when The Pussycat Dolls perform "Jai Ho (You are My Destiny)," the English version of the popular song from the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaires." But the fun doesn't end there. "One Life to Live" is teaming up with…

‘General Hospital’ Goes High-Def.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 1:23 AM EDT | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Port Charles is about to get a makeover as ABC prepares to launch "GH" in HD.Brian Frons, president of daytime at the Disney-ABC Television Group, announced Monday that the network's senior daytime drama will be begin broadcasting in 720-line-progressive high-definition format on April 23rd. The move will coincide with the unveiling of a new hospital set, designed by "GH" production designer Chip Dox, and possibly a new, or updated opening…

‘OLTL’ April Casting Report

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 4:49 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest casting news for "One Life to Live."BethAnn Bonner's days in Llanview as Talia Hesser Sahid come to an abrupt end on Friday, April 17, when John McBain (Michael Easton) makes a troubling discovery poolside at La Boulaie. To assist in dealing with the aftermath, Kamar de los Reyes briefly returns as police detective Antonio Vega, who left Llanview in late March in search of Talia's biological father, Carlo Hesser. While in town, Antonio…

‘AMC’s’ April Casting Notes

Monday, April 6, 2009 2:40 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest casting news for "All My Children."David Canary returned as Adam Chandler on Friday, April 3, following a one month hiatus. Canary puts on a cute sweater and portrays Adam's rarely seen twin, Stuart Chandler, on Friday, April 10. Stuart is back to welcome his son, Scott Chandler, back to Pine Valley. Adam Mayfield will be playing Scott this time around. Mayfield first airs on Thursday, April 9. Look for the Chandler men to take on David…

‘Pyramid’ to Replace ‘Light?”

Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:40 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Only one day after CBS announced that they were cancelling "Guiding Light," the network provides a glimpse at what may take its place on their daytime line-up.   In an update to a story SON first brought you yesterday concerning the cancellation of "Guiding Light," television's longest running daytime drama, new details have emerged as to what may move into the time slot presently occupied by the iconic soap opera on the CBS schedule.  TV Week is…

Breaking News: ‘Guiding Light’ Cancelled by CBS

After 72 years on air between radio and television, CBS's "Guiding Light" will cease broadcasting on the CBS Television Network due to low ratings. Love may save the world, but apparently it wasn't enough to save television's longest running daytime drama. Even with having its name published in the Guinness World Record Book and winning three Daytime Emmy's for Best Drama Series (the most recent being in 2007), "GL" found itself unable to withstand the mass exodus of viewers from the traditional daytime soap format in recent…

Brier and Stack’s ‘Life’ Comes to an End in Llanview

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:02 AM EDT | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" has announced that Marcie and Michael McBain will be soon be riding off into the sunset together, as Kathy Brier and Chris Stack prepare to say goodbye to Llanview. The writing has long been on the wall, but the news remains shocking nonetheless. According to Soap Opera Digest, "OLTL" has decided not to renew the contracts of Kathy Brier and Chris Stack. Mostly backburnerd during the past few years, Marcie and Michael have had…