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‘Edge of Night’ Alum Lori Loughlin and Husband Enter Not Guilty Plea in College Admissions Scandal

Lori Loughlin (“Full House,” “The Edge of Night”) and husband Mossimo Giannulli plead not guilty to charges in college admissions scandal.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Actress Pleads Guilty in College Cheating Scandal

Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”) pleads guilty to charges brought against her in College Admissions scandal that rocked the world last month.

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Troy Ruptash Cast as Dixon, ‘GH’s’ New Big Bad

“General Hospital’s” mysterious Dixon, who Paul Hornsby (Richard Burgi) has been heard conversing with for the last several weeks, has finally been identified as actor Troy Ruptash, who debuts in the recurring role beginning Friday, February 19, Soap Opera Network has learned.

REPORT: Networks Seeking More Soaps in Primetime

Along with lighter fare and high-concept comedies, the broadcast networks are looking to correct course in development for the 2016-17 television buying season with more of a focus on soaps, reports Deadline.

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Tuc Watkins and Jesse Tyler Ferguson: The ‘Modern Family’ Debate

In a posting on his Facebook page last week, former “Desperate Housewives” and “One Life to Live” star Tuc Watkins commented on his perception of gay stereotypes as shown on ABC’s “Modern Family” each week. The actor’s comments soon got picked up by the Greg in Hollywood blog, which got the attention of “Modern Family” actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays one half of the popular gay couple on the sitcom.

UP2LATELY: ‘DAYS’’ Matt Cedeno On Playing a Bad Boy on ‘Baby Daddy,’ a Drug Dealer In 50 Cent’s ‘Power,’ and What He Thinks About Alison Sweeney’s Exit From Soaps!

You asked, and we answered! Following Soap Opera Network’s report that former “Days of our Lives” star Matt Cedeno (ex-Brandon Walker) would be appearing on an upcoming episode of ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy,” your enthusiasm was so great, we reached out to the star to see if he’d spill additional details about his appearance. And guess what? Not only was he more than happy to discuss his sitcom role (which airs Wednesday, October 22), he also opened up about starring in 50 Cent’s drama series, “Powers,” his reaction to Alison Sweeney’s departure as “DAYS’” Sami and much more!

FIRST LOOK: Jesse Metcalfe Guest Stars on ‘2 Broke Girls’

As Soap Opera Network previously reported, former “Passions” and “Desperate Housewives” star Jesse Metcalfe will be appearing on an upcoming episode of CBS’ “2 Broke Girls,” and a photo from his guest appearance has surfaced!

‘Devious Maids’ Picked Up For Third Season

With a 13-episode order, Lifetime has renewed “Devious Maids,” executive produced by Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”), and starring Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem, Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci (“All My Children”), for a third season.

‘Dallas’ Star Books Role on ‘2 Broke Girls’

“Dallas’” Jesse Metcalfe (Chistopher Ewing) is one lucky man: He had the opportunity of romancing “Desperate Housewives’” Gabi (Eva Longoria), and now he’s in the running to land “Two Broke Girls’” Max (Kat Dennings)!

Eva Longoria Heading to ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

She may have helped create one of the most popular and socially engaging television programs on the air today with Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” but that doesn’t mean fans of former “Desperate Housewives” and “The Young and the Restless” actress and entrepreneur Eva Longoria have seen the last of her in front of the camera. FOX announced earlier this evening that Longoria will guest-star for a three-episode arc on the second season of its Golden Globe award winning comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which co-stars former “One Life to Live” actress Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana Cramer) as Detective Amy Santiago.

‘GH’s Vanessa Marcil ‘Stranded in Paradise’ with ‘Desperate Housewives’ Star!

It’s a far cry from Port Charles, but “General Hospital’s” Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda Barrett) will soon be seen in Puerto Rico — via Hallmark Channel’s new film, “Stranded in Paradise!”

Trevor St. John
Trevor St. John To Appear on ‘The Mentalist’

Former daytime actor Trevor St. John (ex-Victor Lord Jr./Todd Manning, “One Life to Live”) has been popping up on various television shows since his soap gig ended in 2013, and fans of the Washington native have yet another small screen appearance to look forward to: He’ll be appearing in the Sunday, March 30 episode of CBS’ popular drama, “The Mentalist!”

FUNNY BUSINESS: Does Blatant Comedy Have a Place In Soaps?

When thinking of daytime dramas like “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless,” extreme drama, intrigue, love and romance probably come to mind. But how about comedy? Is laughter an important component within daytime dramas?

Ryan Carnes Returning to ‘General Hospital’; Hints Began on Twitter

While hints of a possible return to “General Hospital” began on his Twitter page last week, where he referred to numerous Ports in the world (Portlandia, Port Hueneme, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach), an ABC representative confirms to Soap Opera Network that actor Ryan Carnes will be reprising his role as Lucas Jones, the adopted son of Bobbie (Jacklyn Zeman) and Tony Jones (Brad Maule), on the ABC Daytime drama series. “Like a ship lost in the night at sea, wondering where my next port will be…,” Carnes tweeted on Wednesday, December 4.

‘AMC’ & ‘GH’ Star Eddie Matos Takes the Stage For Charity

What do you get when you mix some of televisions hottest stars with instruments? Band From TV, of course! And the musical group, which includes former “All My Children” star Eddie Matos (ex-Ricky Torres; ex-Peter Marquez, “General Hospital”), is slated to rock at yet another charity fundraiser event.

Second Life for ‘Body of Proof?’

The revival of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” could be just the start of cancelled network shows finding new homes in other places. Not only will “Arrested Development,” a popular comedy Fox cancelled in 2006, continue on Netflix starting Sunday, May 26, but ABC’s recently cancelled ‘Body of Proof’ may get a similar second chance!