"All My Children" alum Yaya DaCosta exits "Chicago Med" for FOX drama "Our Kind of People" from producers Karin Gist and Lee Daniels, Multi-hyphenated talent Tasha Smith to direct the first two episodes, including the pilot.

"The Young and the Restless" has cast Leigh-Ann Rose and Ptosha Storey in the recurring roles of Imani Benedict and Naya Benedict, respectively. They begin airing Thursday, December 24 on the CBS drama.

Maurice Benard to appear on "The [email protected]" on Monday, April 20. HE will be discussing his new book, "Nothing General About It."

After six seasons, "Empire" will conclude its remarkable run as one of television's biggest landmark dramas.

FOX announced today its fall 2019-2020 television season schedule with several changes on multiple nights, the decision to end "Empire" and a mix of sports with soapy goodness.

Charges dropped against "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, Cook County State's Attorney's Office announces. Mayor: "Whitewash of Justice."

FOX has picked up a rebooted "Last Man Standing" from ABC's archives for fall 2018-19. The network also moved "9-1-1" to Monday nights.

In addition to "The Bold and the Beautiful" becoming the <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2016/01/the-bold-and-the-beautiful-sole-nominee-and-defacto-winner-of-glaad-media-award">sole nominee and de facto winner</a> in the category of Outstanding Daily Drama, nominees for the "The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards" were announced today by the organization which recognizes and honors media published, released or broadcast during calendar year 2015 for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

Cookie, Lucious and the entire Lyon family will be back. "Empire" has been renewed for a third season by FOX. The announcement was made today during the network's portion of the 2016 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour by Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group.

Who says daytime soaps are dead? In 2015, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" and NBC's "Days of our Lives" all placed among 2015's top searched non-reality TV shows on Yahoo! In fact, outside of "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones," all three dramas placed in the top five on the search giant's year-end list.

In addition to the <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/08/nbc-gives-put-pilot-order-to-new-soapy-family-drama-from-empire-producer-imagine-tv">previously reported</a> untitled Cain and Abel themed soapy family drama that the network gave a put pilot order to on Friday, <em>Deadline</em> is <a href="http://deadline.com/2015/08/the-bourbon-kings-nbc-drama-series-kentucky-1201503538/" target="_blank">reporting</a> that NBC has bought family drama "The Bourbon Kings," based on the best-selling novel of the same name by <strong>J.R. Ward</strong>, <a href="http://deadline.com/2015/08/talent-drama-music-shaun-cassidy-nbc-1201503450/" target="_blank">and</a> "Talent," a family oriented soap opera following a music prodigy who is dealing with the murder of his one true love in a unique way. Both projects are in development for the 2016-17 television season.

Barely a day after reporting <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/08/report-networks-seeking-more-soaps-in-primetime">news</a> of broadcast networks looking for more soaps on their primetime schedules, <em>Deadline</em> is <a href="http://deadline.com/2015/08/cain-and-abel-drama-how-to-make-it-in-america-creator-imagine-david-frankel-nbc-1201503564/" target="_blank">reporting</a> that NBC has given a put pilot order for an untitled soapy family drama from "Empire" producers Imagine TV, "How To Make It In America" creator <strong>Ian Edelman</strong> and "The Devil Wears Prada" director <strong>David Frankel</strong>. Like the FOX primetime hit, the potential new series will also include a musical connection, but instead of being about the industry itself it'll take place in the Cuban exiles of Miami.

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, <a href="http://deadline.com/2015/08/network-development-trends-soaps-comedies-one-hour-shows-remakes-1201500218/" target="_blank">reports</a> <em>Deadline</em>.

Just two weeks after its premiere, FOX has ordered a second season of "Empire," created by <strong>Lee Daniels</strong> ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Precious") and <strong>Danny Strong</strong>, it was announced today by <strong>Dana Walden</strong> and <strong>Gary Newman</strong>, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, during the FOX portion of the Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena. Emerging as the #1 new series of the television season in Adults 18-49, "Empire" is averaging a 5.3 rating in Live+3, according to current Nielsen Media Research ratings data.

The series premiere of FOX's "Empire" on Wednesday night attracted 9.9 million viewers and a 3.8/10 in Adults 18-49, <a href="http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/01/08/tv-ratings-wednesday-empire-premieres-huge-american-idol-returns-down-law-black-ish-peoples-choice-awards-fall/347264/" target="_blank">reports</a> <em>TVbytheNumbers</em>, based on rush nationals ordered by the network. "Empire" now ties ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" for the highest rated series premiere of the season in the key sales demo.

As it prepares to close out 2014, which included the series enders of such noteworthy programming as "True Blood," "The Newsroom" and "Empire," HBO has released its annual year-ender video that teases what's to come in 2015 to the premium cable network.