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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…

Llanview’s Revolving Door

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:18 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Here today, gone tomorrow. Llanview's newest Buchanan prepares to leave town just as he learns of his true identity. Are Tuc Watkins and "One Life to Live" attempting to set a record for most departures of a single actor on a soap? It appears as such, given that ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting that Watkins recently taped his final scenes with the show, less than a week after his character learned of his new family. This will be Watkins'…

No More ‘Life’ for Hendy

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:22 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" releases Jacqueline Hendy from her contract after only five months with the show. The storyline started out promising with news that a new Latin American family would soon be calling Llanview home, leaving many fans thrilled about the "OLTL" cast becoming more diverse. Unfortunately, the premise usually sounds more appealing then what ends up on the television screen. Not long after Hendy made her "OLTL" premiere last…

NASCAR Driver Jeff Burton Hits ‘GH’

Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:49 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- NASCAR driver Jeff Burton (aka: JB) is set to appear on next months "General Hospital" during a cross-over promotional opportunity between the soap and NASCAR racing.Burton, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Impala SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and a 21-time winner in NASCAR’s premier division, will trade in his driving experience for acting experience today while filming scenes with Jason Thompson, who portrays Dr. Patrick Drake…

Diary of a ‘One Life’ Extra

Sunday, February 15, 2009 12:55 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- An aspiring actor describes his day in Llanview, and offers a glimpse into an upcoming storyline.  Wayne Chang, an acting major who is awaiting his big break into show business, recently (February 11th) paid a visit to the "One Life to Live" studios, where he made his soap debut as a Llanview Hospital orderly. In the February 12th entry in his blog, Chang takes fans through a hectic day on the set of the long-running daytime drama.  Arriving…

Samuel Leaves Harmony For Llanview

Thursday, February 12, 2009 2:41 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" hires former Playboy centerfold Daphnée Duplaix Samuel as the next Rachel Gannon. Less than a month after "OLTL" releashed a casting call for Hank and Nora's bi-racial daughter Rachel, the long-running ABC daytime drama has found their woman. Daphnée Duplaix Samuel, ex-Hugh Heffner model and July 1997 Playboy Playmate, has become the fourth actress to tackle the reformed character, whose teenage years were consumed with…