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Gimme Shelter: Llanview Transitions Back to Life

When "One Life to Live" went off the air just over a year ago it was my favorite daily drama and it had been for quite some time. So, while the show’s ratings were rising, it was quite a shock to learn it had been canceled in 2011. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous with the series coming back, but this time without executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati.

THE SOAP CONNECTION: Iron Man 3’s Monster $170 Million Weekend

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" kicked off the summer box-office season on Friday raking in $68.3 million, which according to Deadline Hollywood is expected to translate into a weekend haul of between $165 to $170 million for the third installment in the popular film franchise. So how does the films massive success relate to soap operas?

RESOLVED: Who Did JR Shoot?; ‘MORE All My Children’ Debuts

On the Thursday, May 2 episode of "All My Children," The OnLine Network finally revealed what the ABC finale in 2011 left viewers clamoring to know...Who Did JR Shoot? Fans will remember that the character was drunk and aiming his gun at at unknown individual(s) when shots were fired and the show faded to black. Now in 2013, we have our answer and sadly, some of you will not be happy.

CENTER STAGE: A View from the Top with Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime (Part 1 of 2)

As Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime, Angelica McDaniel is ultimately responsible for the daily operation of television's most popular daily lineup consisting of "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Let's Make a Deal," "The Price is Right," "The Talk" and "The Young and the Restless." Just a few weeks ago, Soap Opera Network had the opportunity of speaking with McDaniel about her diverse lineup filled with soap operas, game shows and talk shows.

Update on Jeanne Cooper: ‘She’s in the Final Stages’

After being released from the hospital this past weekend, Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, "The Young and the Restless") was sadly readmitted on Wednesday. With posts on Facebook, Cooper's son, Corbin Bernsen, has been keeping friends and fans all around the world up-to-date on his mom's current condition and things aren't looking good. The actor said in one of his recent postings, "Please know that I'm not saying my mother's life has ended, it hasn't, but no matter how you slice it, she is in the final stages, whether…

You Can Help Give an ‘AMC’ Star a ‘Perfect Day’!

As we previously reported, Paos Revolution, the production company headed by “All My Children’s” Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin Castillo), has begun production on a new web series called ‘Perfect Day,” and while both the company and Vilasuso himself are in high gear prepping for the show’s launch, there’s a way for you to help make the dream come true!

Katherine Kelly Lang Celebrates Emmy Nom; Plans to Make Brooke ‘Stronger’

Katherine Kelly Lang has been front and center as “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Brooke Logan since 1987, and in a moment that feels like it should have happened years ago, she has finally been nominated for her very first Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award! And when reporters met the beloved actress on set hours after executive producer and headwriter Bradley Bell woke her with the exciting news, Lang’s glow was very much still evident.

Inside The Writers Room: May 2013 Edition

Two writers from "The Young and The Restless" were given the axe. Exiting the show are breakdown writers Paula Cwikly and Michael Conforti.  Cwikly has been with "Y&R" since 2006 and Conforti recently joined the show in late 2012. For discussion on these topics and more, join us in the Writers/Directors thread at the SON Community.

Michael Muhney on Emmy Nomination: ‘I Don’t Think I Should Win!’

There’s no doubt that “The Young and the Restless’” Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) is honored to have been nominated for Outstanding Leading Actor for this year’s Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, but believe it or not, he’ll actually be rather upset if he takes home the coveted award come ceremony night!