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Llanview Welcomes New, Familiar Faces

Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:45 AM EDT | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It may still be the lazy days of summer, but "One Life to Live" is abuzz with activity in the casting department. As summer readies to morph into autumn, "One Life to Live" prepares to make some changes in the casting department. Those changes include the return of a recently departed actress, the addition of a soap veteran, and a cameo appearance of a teenage girl "OLTL" consulted when penning Starr's pregnancy storyline. "OLTL" fans can…

ABC Daytime Previews Labor Day

Monday, August 18, 2008 8:55 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Yes, it was created as a "day off for the working man," or the official end of summer according to many, but Labor Day is also a day where ABC Daytime gets to remember the good stuff they've aired in the recent past. On Monday, September 1, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas like "All My Children," "General Hospital" or "One Life to Live," the network has opted to air repeat episodes of the soaps. These…

B&B Casting: Week of August 18 Edition

Monday, August 18, 2008 6:45 AM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Bold and the Beautiful" Comings & Goings for the Week of August 18 Edition. Patrick Duffy returns as "Stephen Logan" on August 21, 22 and 26. Sean Whalen returns as "Lab Technician Carl" on August 20. Dan Martin returns as "Lt. Baker” on August 21, 22, 25 and 26. Mykel Shannon Jenkins returns as "Detective Charlie Baker" on August 21, 22 and 25. Jacqueline Hahn returns as "Dr. Caspary" on August 22. "The Bold and the Beautiful" airs…

Jason Gerhardt Chats with Fans

Monday, August 18, 2008 5:10 AM EST | By Errol Lewis Who: Jason Gerhardt (ex-Cooper Barrett, "General Hospital") What: Jason Gerhardt Live Chat with Fans When: Saturday, August 23 at 11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM EST Where: http://forums.jasongerhardtfan.net/index.php Info: Jason Gerhardt discusses what he's been up to and reminisces over his "General Hospital Fan Club Weekend" event at the Sportmen's Lodge in Studio City last month.

Ed Scott Out! Gary Tomlin In!

Monday, August 18, 2008 5:00 AM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Days of our Lives" producer fired after battle with head writer escalates. "One Life to Live" veteran takes over. According to published reports, "Days of our Lives" executive producer Ed Scott has received the boot from the NBC Daytime drama series after his reported battle with the soaps Head Writer, Dena Higley, escalated to new heights. Former "One Life to Live" executive producer and sometime writer Gary Tomlin will take over EP duties at…

Genie Francis First Airdate Changed

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:00 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Genie Francis returns to Port Charles earlier than expected. Soap Opera Network has learned that actress Genie Francis will return to the role of Laura Spencer on ABC Daytime's "General Hospital" beginning Monday, August 25. Previously it was reported the actress would return on Tuesday, August 26 (see story). Laura's return coincides with daughter Lulu's (Julie Berman) path to destruction after accidentally killing Logan Hayes (Josh Duhon) in…

Finola Hughes Joins ‘Night Shift’

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:35 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital's" Finola Hughes is transferring over to the "Night Shift." Beginning Tuesday, September 30, "General Hospital" star Finola Hughes will be taking beloved super-agent Anna Devane to the SOAPnet Original Series "General Hospital: Night Shift" for the shows final three episodes of its second season. We are told that Anna will be dealing heavily with ex-husband Robert Scorpio's (Tristan Rogers) medical diagnosis and daughter…

First Look: New Issue of Restless Style

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:51 PM EST (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The fourth installment of Restless Style magazine captures the essence and true beauty of Jessica White as she graces the cover of this issue! White, the latest Maybelline spokesmodel on contract, will be appearing as herself on the #1 daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" tomorrow, Wednesday, August 13. In 2007, Tyra Banks dubbed White as "the model of her generation" during a segment on her talk-show "The Tyra Banks Show." To get a closer look of the new…

The Latest ‘AMC’ Casting Info

Monday, August 11, 2008 5:30 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Dre's (Sterling Sulieman) support system vanishes. Don't expect to see much more of Yaya DaCosta's Cassandra Foster on "All My Children" after Monday, August 25. On that date Cassandra will bid adieu to her handsome boyfriend, Dre Woods, and her mom, Angie (Debbie Morgan), and then board a plane that will move her back to Paris, France where her father Jacob resides. Though no official word is out on whether the actress is out permanently, it is…

‘AMC’s’ Billy Becomes ‘Restless’

Monday, August 11, 2008 4:02 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Has "The Young and the Restless" found the perfect Billy? Billy Miller, 28, has been cast in the role of Billy Abbott, son of Jill Foster Abbott (Jess Walton) and the late John Abbott (Jerry Douglas), on CBS's "The Young and the Restless." The role of Mr. Abbott was most notably played by David Tom, 30, sister of soap legend Heather Tom (ex-Victoria Newman, Y&R; ex-Kelly Buchanan, OLTL; and current Katie Logan, B&B), from 1999 to 2002.…

Five Young Soap Stars to Watch

Monday, August 11, 2008 11:28 AM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- New York Magazine profiles five young soap stars to watch on website. "Five Young Soap Stars to Watch" is an online feature currently on the website of New York Magazine, in which the mag profiles young stars from New York based soaps that they believe are ready for super-stardom. The magazine enlisted the aide of well-known soap journalists Connie Passalacqua Hayman, a longtime soap journalist and professor of journalism at Marymount Manhattan;…

Vincent Pastore Comes to Port Charles

Monday, August 11, 2008 9:30 AM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After shooting a set of new promos for ABC Daytime last month, "Sopranos" star Vincent Pastore has agreed to mentor the people of Port Charles on what mob life is truly like. According to EW.com's Abby West, Pastore will join the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" in the guest-role of Maximus Giambetti, a well-known mobster who comes to Port Charles in order to reunite with sons Max (Derk Cheetwood) and Milo (Drew Cheetwood). Maximus comes to town…