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‘One Life’s’ About Face

Monday, December 15, 2008 1:13 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You know how a daytime newcomer by the name of Brett Claywell was supposed to join ABC's "One Life to Live" in the contract role of Schuyler? Yeah, he isn't. Scott Clifton apparently can act better.Clifton, best known for his role as Dillon Quartermaine on ABC's "General Hospital" from 2003-2007, is joining the show in the now re-contracted role of Schuyler (pronounced "sky-lar") beginning January 9. Schuyler is a Llanview High School Teacher,…

‘AMC’s’ Egglesfield Is History

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 3:18 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" aborts Josh Madden. Colin Egglesfield has been let go from "All My Children." Always hopeful about a return to the soap, a now clearly disappointed Egglesfield tells ABC Soaps In Depth that the decision "doesn't add up to ." Egglesfield joined "AMC" in September 2005, replacing Scott Kinworthy in the role of Josh Madden. Egglesfield was dropped to recurring status in the early fall of 2008. Sources close to "AMC" tell the…

‘OLTL’ December Casting Report

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 1:15 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Who's coming? Who's returning? Who's going? Who's staying? Who's Coming? Brett Claywell joins the cast of "One Life to Live." The 30-year-old actor, best known as Tim Smith on the CW's "One Tree Hill," joins the cast in January as a sauve high school teacher named Schuyler. Claywell beat out several other actors for the role, including Scott Clifton (ex-Dillon, "General Hospital"). In addition to "One Tree Hill," Claywell has also appeared in…

‘DAYS’ Theme Up For Auction

The instantly recognizable “Days of Our Lives” theme song has regularly accompanied the hit soap opera’s opening sequence as it has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965 on the NBC network in the United States. Introduced by the famous spoken lines, “like sands through the hourglass, so are the Days of Our Lives,” the song was composed by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart and Charles Albertine. The tune’s original recording was arranged in the C Major key for a small chamber string ensemble augmented by woodwinds, guitar…

Who’s Back on ‘AMC’?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 10:46 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Three familiar faces briefly return to Pine Valley as winter breezes in. Soap Opera Network has it on good word that both Agnes Nixon and Francesca James will step into character to pay tribute to the irreplaceable Myrtle Fargate (the character played by Eileen Herlie, who passed away on October 8) on the December 19 episode of "AMC." Nixon reprises the role of Aggie, which she played on the drama's 10,000th episode on November 12, while…

‘OLTL’s’ Latest Casting News

Monday, November 24, 2008 11:17 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Who's returning? Who's staying? Who's going? Who's coming? Who's Returning? Tuc Watkins returns to the cast of "One Life to Live." The 42-year-old actor returns to his old stopping ground in December as lovable conman David Vickers, a role Watkins has played on and off since 1994. When viewers last saw David in July he had divorced Addie Cramer and let ten million dollars slip through his fingers. Next month, fans will discover just what Mr.…

More ‘DAYS’ … For a Price!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:38 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The first cut is the deepest. "Days of Our Lives" contract with NBC was due to expire in March of 2009, and negotiations between the long-running drama and NBC have never been easy. That noted, NBC recently agreed to renew the 43-year-old soap through September 2010 - with an option to pick it up for another year at that point; the renewal comes with a price. The price, as "DAYS" Executive Producer Ken Corday explains to Soap Opera Digest, is…

‘AMC’s’ Latest Casting News

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:20 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Who's coming? Who's staying? Who's going? Who's Coming? McKenzie Westmore has joined the cast of "All My Children." The 31-year old actress is best known for her role on the cancelled daytime drama "Passions." Westmore played Sheridan Crane, one half of "Passions" first super couple, Sheridan and Luis (Galen Gering), from the drama's inception in 1999 until it's cancellation in 2008. On the change of venue from the very fanciful "Passions" to…

Major Fan Favorite Returns to ‘GL’

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:28 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Aleksander puts Springfield back on the map. Grant Aleksander is returning to "Guiding Light" as the mega-popular Phillip Spaulding in January. The three-time Daytime Emmy nominee cites his close friendship with current "GL" Head Writer Jill Lorie Hurst, who began talking to him about a return late this past summer, as a main element in prompting his return. Aleksander, who has signed a long-term contract with the CBS sudser, tells Soap Opera…

A Soldier’s Story

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 10:03 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Can Taylor handle the truth? As Soap Opera Network previously reported, the role of Taylor's not so dead fiancé has been cast. Iraq war veteran JR Martinez has been cast in the role of Brot Monroe. "All My Children" put out a casting call for a real-life war veteran to take on the role of Taylor Thompson's (played by Beth Ehlers) fiancé in September. As pre-scripted from the beginning, the storyline involves Brot having led Taylor to believe…

‘AMC’s’ Latest Casting Tidbits

Friday, October 24, 2008 11:49 AM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Who's heading to Pine Valley in the latter section of Fall 2008? Frank Runyeon has been cast in the recurring role of Forrest Williams on "All My Children." Forrest is the disapproving father of Bianca's (Eden Riegel) fiancé, Reese Williams (Tamara Braun). Runyeon is a veteran to daytime television; his defining daytime roles were on CBS's "As the World Turns" and on NBC's "Santa Barbara." The 55 year old actor began his career on "ATWT" in…

Are You ‘DAYS” Biggest Fan?

Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:22 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Alison Sweeney, who portrays Samantha Brady on NBC "Days of our Lives," is on the hunt for the shows biggest fan for talk show "The Bonnie Hunt Show." Sweeney has teamed with the Warner Bros. distributed daily talk show to find "DAYS'" biggest fan. Said fan will serve a a special correspondent to the "Bonnie Hunt Show" during the "Days of Days" event at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk on November 1. The event includes a Meet & Greet,…