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‘Y&R’ Gives Wedding of a Lifetime

Monday, March 23, 2009 8:44 PM EST | By Venus Stone (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- 'Young and the Restless' fans will have an opportunity to make their dreams come true, when they sign up for the most extravagant contest ever: A Las Vegas Wedding of a Lifetime.The #1 daytime drama partnered up with Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Autority and MGM Grand Las Vegas to offer one lucky couple a wedding, vow renewal or commitment ceremony that will be witnessed by "Y&R's" Christian Jules LeBlanc ('Michael Baldwin') and Tracey…

‘AMC’s’ Spring Casting Notes

Sunday, March 15, 2009 6:33 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest casting news for "All My Children."The very handsome Adam Mayfield has joined the cast of "All My Children." Mayfield will be the forth adult actor to take on the role of Stuart Chandler's (David Canary) son, Scott. He follows Shane McDermott, Daniel Cosgrove (who currently plays Bill on CBS's "Guiding Light") and Forbes March (who most recently portrayed Nash on "One Life to Live") in the role of the good boy Chandler. Mayfield's credits…

ABC Soaps Tackle the Economy

Friday, March 13, 2009 11:40 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As a recession continues to grip cities and towns across the United States, not even Pine Valley, Llanview, and Port Charles are immune to its effects.That's right, all three ABC Daytime Dramas have recently taken a beating behind-the-scenes with salary cuts, layoffs, and status changes...but soon the effects of the our nation's recent economic slowdown will be felt and seen on camera as well. The Alphabet Network recently announced that all…

‘OLTL’ Mid-March Comings & Goings

Friday, March 13, 2009 4:06 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore   (SoapOperaNetwork.com) --The latest "One Life to Live" casting tidbits.  Who's Coming? Soap veteran David Forsyth arrives in Llanview starting April 16th as the priest performing baby Chloe's christening. The role is recurring.  Soap fans may recall Forsyth from his stints as Hogan McCleary on "Search for Tomorrow" (1983-1986) and Dr. John Hudson on "Another World" (1987-1997). However, the actor has several other soap credits as well. From 1981-1982 Forsyth portrayed…

‘OLTL’ March Casting News

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:20 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest Llanview comings and goings. Who's Returning?Timothy D. Stickney brings R.J. Gannon back to town later this spring to bond with brother Hank and niece Rachel, who are slated to return to Llanview in early April. Stickney has portrayed the gangster R.J. Gannon on and off since originating the role in 1994; he was bumped from contract to recurring status with "OLTL" in 2006. R.J. was last seen in June 2008 following his break-up with…

The CW 6: Fall’s Returning Shows

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 7:35 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Tuesday, February 24, The CW Television Network gave the green light to show producers of six of its highest rated series to continue on with production during the 2009-2010 broadcast season. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that The CW has renewed dramas "Gossip Girl," "One Tree Hill," "90210," "Smallville" and "Supernatural," while adding two more cycles for reality hit "America's Next Top Model." "As we continue to build The CW Network…

‘AMC’s’ March Casting Notes

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:06 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The ins and outs of March 2009. "All My Children" Head-Writer Charles Pratt Jr. recently reported that David Canary's character, Adam Chandler, would go on a three week hiatus in March. Don't miss getting in your last winter 2008-2009 glimpses of the silver-fox on Monday, March 9, when Adam decides to hit the road. The grandfather won't be leaving Pine Valley alone, expect not one but two other characters to join him, at least for a while. …

Anthony Zacchara Headed to the Federal Pen

Saturday, February 21, 2009 3:05 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- They say daddy knows best, but when daddy tries to kill you, it's best to get the hell out of the way. Fathers are supposed to protect their daughters, but not if you're Anthony Zacchara and your daughter is mob princess Claudia Zacchara. During the Week of February 23 on ABC's "General Hospital," look for Anthony (played by actor Bruce Weitz) to hold his daughter, Claudia (Sarah Joy Brown), hostage via gunpoint and a bomb while trying to get…

Will.i.am for Dylan Patton and ‘DAYS’

Saturday, February 21, 2009 1:39 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Days of our Lives" has found its new Will Roberts and he's ready to give parents Samantha Brady (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas Roberts (Bryan Datillo) a wake-up call.Starting Friday, February 27, look for Dylan Patton to step into the role of Will when he returns from spending an extended trip away from home with his Aunt Carrie and Uncle Austin, who ironically the character once called "Dad." "Dylan's playing the same age Lucas was when I first…

Susan Lucci Gets Perez Hilton Treatment

Friday, February 20, 2009 8:38 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You know you made it when...Perez Hilton talks about you!That's right, "All My Children's" Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) was spotted by the paparazzi wearing a bikini while taking a stroll on the beaches of St. Bart's with husband Helmut Huber. One not to pass up the chance to dog a celeb, Hilton surprisingly had nothing but praise for the actress: On Friday, 62-year old soap diva Susan Lucci hit the beaches of St. Barth's with her husband. Can you…