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Christopher’s ‘Secrets’ Continue?

By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- He renewed his contract, but there's still a chance "General Hospital's" Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) will jump ship come midseason. Christopher, who recently extended his contract terms with the ABC Daytime soap, may find himself hitting primetime sooner, rather than later. Word has it that Christopher, along with Denise Richards and Angie Harmon, among others, is still locked into contracts with Touchstone Television over their ABC pilot, "Secrets of a Small Town," which…

ABC Daytime President Promoted

By Errol Lewis with additional reporting by Jennifer Snyder (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Anne Sweeney, Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney-ABC Television Group, announced yesterday the promotion of ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons, to President, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group. He will continue his day-to-day responsibilities at ABC Daytime, while adding SOAPnet and Buena Vista Productions to his watch and overseeing the creation, production and delivery of all Daytime programming for the Disney-ABC…

Justin Hartley is ‘Aquaman’

CBS Corp. and Warner Bros. Television stunned the television industry in late January, when they decided to merge their UPN and WB Television Networks to create a new and improved network called The CW in September. Now, they have stunned the industry yet again with the hiring of former "Passions" star, Justin Hartley (ex-Fox Crane) in the new untitled "Aquaman" project. Hartley replaces Will Toale."Will is a talented actor with a promising career and we hope to work with him in the future," a CW spokesman said. "We have…

‘Jersey Boy’ Becomes ABC ‘Child’

In the last couple of years ABC Daytime has had a nack of hiring actors and actresses with Broadway backgrounds, most noteably Renee Elise Goldsberry ("The Color Purple"), as Evangeline Williams and Kathy Brier ("Hairspray") as Marcie Walsh on ABC's "One Life To Live." Now the network has hired Broadway star Christian Hoff for a recurring role on "All My Children."

From ‘Gilmore’ to ‘American Dreams’

"Gilmore Girls" bad boy Milo Ventimiglia has joined the cast of NBC"s ratings deprived "American Dreams." Ventimiglia, who played Jess on the WB drama series, will star alongside former "Guiding Light" actress Brittany Snow (ex-Susan Lemay), who plays Meg Pryor on the series. He will portray her love interest, who is described as a radical high school senior whose family moves in next door to the Pryors.

‘GH’ Recasts Lucas; Teen Returns In The Summer

Ryan Carnes will take over the role as Lucas Jones on "General Hospital" this summer, reports TV Guide Online. Lucas is the son of Bobbie Jones (Jacklyn Zeman). The daytime newcomer replaces actor C.J. Thomason, the most recent Lucas from 2002-2003. This move is a part of a usually growing summer teen storyline. No word yet on whether the role is contract, though it is likely to be recurring.