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Olympic Size Storytelling on ‘DAYS’

Get ready "Days of our Lives" fans, the NBC soap opera is gearing up for the networks coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and they don't want you to miss out on all the action, intrigue and romance that daytime's sexiest soap has to offer.

Robert Newman Returns to Barn Theatre

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 1:00 AM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Guiding Light's" Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis) is returning to the Michigan stage courtesy of a new musical production from the Barn Theatre. Newman has signed on to star in the musical production of "Shenandoah," a story about Virginian farmer Charlie Anderson (Newman) and how his family struggles to stay together throughout the civil war. The production is based on the original 1965 screenplay by James Lee Barrett, which debuted in 1974 at the…

‘As The World Turns’ Dumps Mike

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:28 AM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Just six months after joining "As The World Turns" in the contract role of Mike Kasnoff, Soap Opera Network has learned that Jon Prescott has been let go from the CBS soap. According to a posting on his website, Prescott confirms his ouster citing budget constraints as the reason for his termination. "I'd like to express my gratitude to the entire cast, crew, and production team who have made this an irreplaceable experience," said Prescott. "I…

‘GH’ Casting Updates

Friday, July 25, 2008 11:20 AM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- When characters return from the great beyond, or prison, people get to wondering what their purpose is in life and how long they can expect to be seen. Beginning with the Monday, July 21 episode of ABC's "General Hospital," viewers were shocked to learn that Cody Paul as played by actor Graham Shiels, had returned to the canvas with a major storyline involving the mob and Jason Morgan. With the consistent violence on the soap, it was only a matter…

‘GH’ Working on a New Opening Sequence

Friday, July 25, 2008 10:50 AM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In January, Soap Opera Network first reported that ABC's "General Hospital" would not be getting a new opening sequence (see story), but now comes word that things have changed. According to a "General Hospital" representative, "a new opening sequence is in the works." It was not clear as to whether or not this opening will be an updated version of the current opening or a completely new opening that will include new graphics and images of the…

Summer Status Report for ‘AMC’

Saturday, July 26, 2008 1:41 AM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- What's happening inside and outside of Pine Valley. THE INSIDE STORY: Lieutenant Taylor Thompson, formerly named Taylor McBride (the name of Lisa Rinna's character on "Melrose Place," where Pratt served as a writer and executive producer), played by the Emmy nominated Beth Ehlers premiered on "All My Children" on Thursday, July 24. Ehlers first scenes had her literally running into Dr. Jake Martin played by Ricky Paull Goldin. Pratt along with…

‘GH’ Welcomes Springfield Performance

Saturday, July 19, 2008 1:57 PM PST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While Rick Springfield is back in Port Charles as both Dr. Noah Drake and Eli Love on "General Hospital" for a short stint, it comes as no surprise that the actor would bring his real-life musical persona back to the screen. On the Tuesday, July 29 episode of "GH," look for Springfield to perform his new single -- as rocker Eli Love -- "What's Victoria's Secret?" during a concert event. Also in the episode, Eli will get a closer look at the true…

Press Release: Bitches are on Strike

Premiered: June 20, 2008 Synopsis: The Imaginary Bitches and Eden Riegel hold a press conference after finding out that the show is the most successful web series on youtube. They are DEMANDING more money and other special perks!!! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK0FF--SaOE&hl=en&fs=1] "Imaginary Bitches" episodes are now on Soap Opera Network. Click for more.

Genie Francis Brings Laura Back to ‘GH’

Friday, July 11, 2008 5:00 PM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Beginning Tuesday, August 26, look for actress Genie Francis to reprise her iconic role of Laura Spencer on the daytime soap opera "General Hospital." "This is a short visit," Francis said in an interview with the The Associated Press on Friday. "It's a mother-daughter story. Years ago when I started playing the character as a 14-year-old girl, it was a mother-daughter story, only I was the daughter. So it's kinda cool this is full circle. It's nice to…

Two Roles Cast on ‘General Hospital’

Thursday, July 10, 2008 5:30 PM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC's "General Hospital" adds two new recurring roles to its roster. Beginning with the Wednesday, July 23 episode of the soap, look for actors Rolando Molina and Kristin Herrera to join the cast in the recurring roles of Sal and Lourdes, who will have a connection to Johnny (Brandon Barash) and Lulu (Julie Berman). While on the run from the police, Johnny and Lulu encounter Sal, a neighbor of Johnny's former piano teacher. Sal agrees to let Johnny…

Rick Springfield Re-Joins ‘GH’

Monday, July 7, 2008 10:05 AM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Rick Springfield is returning to ABC's "General Hospital" as both Dr. Noah Drake and musician Eli Love. Beginning Tuesday, July 8, Rick Springfield will reprise his role of Dr. Drake, who learns his son Patrick (played by Jason Thompson) is going to be the father to Robin Scorpio's (Kimberly McCullough) baby. Patrick and Robin are in a legal fight for the unborn baby due to Robin's inability to commit to Patrick or allowing him access to their child…

Daytime Getting Older Not Younger

Thursday, July 3, 2008 1:20 AM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The average age of a daytime viewer has increased tenfold on the ABC, CBS, and NBC Broadcast Networks. According to data released last week by Steve Sternberg, executive vice president, audience analysis at Magna Global, one of the world's largest media services firms, the average age of an individual watching daytime programming on the broadcast networks has increased season-to-season to 54 years-old from 50 years-old. ABC jumped four years to 53…