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Least Watched Emmy Telecast in History

The Friday, June 20 telecast of the "35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on ABC was the least watched in the ceremonies history and the network placed third overall against repeats on the other networks.

Woods Brings Family to Llanview

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 9:29 PM| By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Robert S. Woods makes "One Life to Live's" 40th anniversary a family affair. When "One Life to Live" celebrates its 40th anniversary next month, viewers can expect special appearances by several former cast members, as well as get a glimpse at the real-life family of "OLTL's" Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan). Woods' wife Loyita Chapel and 17-year-old son Tanner arrive in the Llanview of yesteryear when Bo and Rex are struck by lightning and transported…

Television’s Top Shows Around the World

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 8:45 PM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Bold and the Beautiful," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," and "Desperate Housewives" are the worlds top television destinations for the second consecutive year. According to 2007 ratings data released by Eurodata TV Worldwide and the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, which highlights the most popular worldwide television programming, CBS' "CSI" was TV's most watched drama series and was seen by an anverage of 83.9 million total viewers each…

Torpey Finds ‘Life’ in Heaven

Thursday, June 12, 2008 11:04 PM| By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Erin Torpey returns to "One Life to Live," but not as Jessica. With filming for "One Life to Live's" 40th anniversary episodes set to begin on June 16th, Head Writer Ron Carlivati had to put on his thinking cap when Jessica Tuck informed the soap on June 11th that, due to an scheduling conflict, she would be forced to back out of returning to "OLTL." Tuck had been scheduled to be one of familiar faces Viki Davidson (Erika Slezak) encounters on her…

“One Life” Plans 40th Anniversary Bash

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:48 AM| By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" plans to celebrate their 40th anniversary by honoring the past. With "One Life to Live's" 40th anniversary fast approaching on July 15th, Head Writer Ron Carlivati assures fans that they won't be disappointed with the tribute to honor the venerable daytime drama's enduring legacy. In an interview with TV Guide, Carlivati states that "Our 40th anniversary deserved more than just a clip montage--we're retelling classic stories." The…

Jason Cook joins ‘General Hospital’

Monday, June 9, 2008 11:40 PM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Jason Cook ("Days of our Lives") joins the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" as Port Charles' new resident Doctor, who has a run-in with the town's fashionista. Cook, last seen on NBC's "Days of our Lives" where he played the role of Shawn Brady from October 1999 to September 2006, is returning to daytime after nearly a two year absence in the contract role of Dr. Matt Hunter, who finds his life turning upside down once he meets Maxie Jones. Maxie is…

‘AMC’s’ New Faces of Summer

Friday, June 6, 2008 10:21 PM | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Summer brings in a wave of new faces to "All My Children." Beth Ehlers has signed a contract to star on "All My Children." Ehlers, a four-time Emmy nominee, is best known for the role she has played off and on for more than twenty years - Harley Cooper on CBS's "Guiding Light." Ehlers was initially scheduled to be a recast of Liza Colby, formerly played by Marcy Walker, but head writing shifts scrapped that plan; the characters name is yet to be…

Brandon Beemer Leaves Salem to be ‘Beautiful’

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 10:10 PM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Former "Days of our Lives" star Brandon Beemer joins the cast of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" in the contract role of Owen Knight, an individual who has a past connection to a recently exposed Logan family secret. "Owen arrives at Forrester Creations connected to Marcus Walton (Texas Battle), Donna's secret son, and quickly becomes embroiled in the lives of the Logans and the Forresters," previewed Executive Producer and Headwriter, Bradley P.…

Cyndi Lauper’s ‘World Turns’ on CBS

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 9:47 PM | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Gay Pride and Cyndi Lauper are coming to CBS' "As The World Turns" in July as the soap takes one step closer in showing same sex relationships in daytime. On May 27, Lauper stopped by for a taping of the July 3 episode of "World Turns" for a benefit concert at Yo's to promote her new dance album Bring Ya to the Brink (available in stores now) and her annual True Colors tour, which started on Saturday, May 31. In the episode she will perform the songs…

Pine Valley Loses Some ‘Children’

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 1:58 AM | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Five characters exit Pine Valley as "All My Children" moves into the hot and heavy months of summer. Leven Rambin, 18, will last air on "All My Children" on Tuesday, June 10. The Emmy-nominated actress joined the cast of "AMC" in May 2004 as Lily Montgomery and began playing Lily's identical half-sister, Ava Benton, in March 2007. Rambin taped her last scenes as Lily during an "AMC" location shoot in Long Island on May 19; Ava's last appearance on the…

RestlessStyle Takes Viewers on Fashion Journey

Posted Monday, May 26 12:22 PM | By Venus Stone (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Friday, May 16, 2008, "The Young and the Restless" launched an online fashion and lifestyle magazine, RestlessStyle.com, to go hand in hand with the launch of their in-show print magazine, RestlessStyle. The new online website gives viewers the latest in runway trends, beauty pointers and coverage on the red carpet. The magazine also offers videos, polls, horoscopes and photo galleries. Content will run concurrently with upcoming "Y&R"…

Block’s ‘Life’ Reaches End

Friday, May 23, 2008 7:52 PM | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Llanview's corrupt police commissioner will soon be without a job. The casting shake-ups continue at "One Life to Live," with Soap Opera Weekly reporting that Hunt Block, who joined the cast in the short-term role of rogue FBI agent turned Police Commissioner Lee Ramsey last October, has been handed his walking papers. Prior to his stint on "OLTL," Block became the second actor to Craig Montgomery on "As the World Turns" from 2000-2005. Additionally,…