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"Grey's Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson is returning to "General Hospital" for the third time. This time she'll be interacting with the Port Charles elite at the Nurses Ball.
Mal Young is reportedly out as executive producer/head writer of CBS' "The Young and the Restless." Josh Griffith said to be replacing him.
With a streak that began with the week of December 26, 1988, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" has now stood at the top of the Nielsen ratings among total viewers for 27 consecutive years, it was announced today by <strong>Angelica McDaniel</strong>, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution.
With a new year on the horizon it's inevitable that you'll be seeing a multitude of best and worst lists covering every facet of the entertainment world, and soaps are no exception. In his Best and Worst of 2015 <a href="http://www.tvinsider.com/article/60478/the-best-and-worst-in-soaps-2015/" target="_blank">report</a>, <em>TV Guide</em>'s <strong>Michael Logan</strong> has named CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" daytime's best soap, praises "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" for having the best actors and actresses, and calls out some of daytime's current and former writers for insulting viewers with tawdry storylines lacking direction.
When news of <strong>Jason Thompson</strong>'s decision to leave ABC's "General Hospital" after a decade first came to light, timed around the announcement of <strong>Burgess Jenkins</strong> being out as the third Billy Abbott in two years at CBS' "The Young and the Restless," <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/11/jason-thompson-tapes-final-scenes-at-general-hospital" target="_blank">rumors ran rampant</a> that "GH's" loss would ultimately become "Y&R's" gain and that is now proven true. Thompson will officially join the "Y&R" cast on screen beginning in <strong>January 2016</strong>.
First, "Grey's Anatomy" lost Derek Shepherd. Now, Port Charles is losing their own resident McDreamy. After a decade as dashing Dr. Patrick Drake, <strong>Jason Thompson</strong> has taped his final scenes at "General Hospital."
“The Young and the Restless’” <strong>Gina Tognoni</strong> is having the time of her life. Just seven months after reporting to the CBS Television City studio, where the daytime drama series is filmed, Tognoni is grateful for the warm welcome she’s received from viewers and the daytime community as a whole. Fresh off a pre-nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, for her role as Phyllis Summers on “Y&R,” Tognoni shares with us what it’s like playing such an interesting and dynamic character, provides insight into the Phyllis, Jack (<strong>Peter Bergman</strong>) and Kelly (<strong>Cady McClain</strong>) triangle, and which actors and characters she'd love to share more screen time with.
While it had been <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/09/chuck-pratt-named-head-writer-young-restless-executive-producer-credit">widely reported</a> to be the case, CBS finally confirmed on Monday, November 10, that <strong>Charles "Chuck" Pratt, Jr.</strong> has been hired on as the new head writer of "The Young and the Restless." The <a href="https://twitter.com/YRInsider/status/531934873649295360" target="_blank">official word</a> came from "Y&R's" Twitter page, which also noted that Pratt will receive a co-executive producer credit on the series. Pratt replaces <strong>Shelly Altman</strong> and <strong>Jean Passanante</strong>, "Y&R's" current head writing team.
In an exclusive <a href="http://www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au/insider/blog/2014/9/soap-scandals,-dance-classes,-and-moving-poetry/" target="_blank">interview </a>with Australia's <em>TV Week Soap Extra</em>, "The Young and the Restless'" <strong>Michael Muhney</strong> (ex-Adam Newman) has point blank denied the allegations that he groped the breasts of one of his former co-stars, which was reportedly the reason show producers opted to drop him from his contract last December. "I didn't want to be desperately screaming: 'I didn't do it!’” Muhney told the publication in its newest issue as to why it took him so long to defend himself after staying silent for so long. “The rumour was untrue," he continued.
“The Young and the Restless” has cemented its spot as the number one daytime drama for the past 25 years with a record of outstanding decisions, and the sudser’s latest flawless move was the addition of Emmy-winning actress <strong>Gina Tognoni</strong>, who took over the role of Phyllis Summers (previously portrayed by <strong>Michelle Stafford</strong>, Nina Clay, “General Hospital”) this year. The Missouri native showed off her serious acting chops as “Guiding Light’s” Dinah Marler and “One Life to Live’s” Kelly Cramer, and now that Phyllis is finally out of her lengthy coma and headed back to Genoa City starting this week, Tognoni will be giving soap fans yet another dose of her powerhouse skills — but this time, as the feisty GC diva “Y&R” fans have loved since she hit the scene back in 1994!
Genoa City is about to become one of the hottest towns in soap operas: Former “General Hospital” star Kelly Sullivan (ex-Kate Howard, ex-Connie Falconeri) has joined “The Young and the Restless!”
"The Young and the Restless'" Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) was nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by CBS Daytime Senior Vice President Angelica McDaniel and he's gladly accepted!
He's been prancing around Genoa City only showing his hands to viewers, while the rest of the town thinks he's dead, but Adam Newman is most certainly returning to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in the coming months with a new face after supposedly dying in a fiery explosion in late January as played by actor Michael Muhney. TV Guide's Michael Logan is reporting that "Smallville" and "Revenge" star Justin Hartley is returning to daytime television to assume the role of the devilish Adam just in time for the all important November sweeps ratings period. Hartley, who will report to the CBS Television Center studio where "Y&R" is filmed in late September, previously portrayed the role of Fox Crane on NBC's "Passions" from 2002 to 2006.
The best of the best took home statues during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards last night, and while viewers were able to see the winners accept their honors on stage, Soap Opera Network caught up with many of them for exclusive backstage reactions! Where will they put their gorgeous gold statues? And how will they celebrate being the top of the top in their field? Read on to find out!
Since Melissa Ordway joined “The Young and the Restless” as Abby Newman just over a year ago, she hasn’t had much exciting story to sink her teeth into — until now! The drama between Abby, Tyler (Redaric Williams) and Mariah (Camryn Grimes) is about to explode, and Soap Opera Network caught up with Ordway to get the juicy details!
With over 20 years of daytime experience, you’d think that Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman, “The Young and the Restless”) would have already been nominated at least once for a Daytime Emmy Award, but shockingly enough, this year’s nomination marks the first for the actress! And she says it’s all due to the incredibly emotional Delia’s death storyline she and her “Y&R” counterparts were given this year. “I don’t always put myself in the running, because I don’t always have [strong material to submit]... but this year, I just thought, you know, I’m just going to put myself in there, so it feels really good, because my instincts, I guess, were right!” she says, adding that the impact of the storyline was felt by everybody right from the beginning. “The first day of shooting the Delia stuff, after she died, this weird sort of camaraderie came over all of us. I don’t think we anticipated the magnitude of how heavy it would be, because sometimes you get a storyline that’s really heavy and nobody is into it and nobody can play it, and it’s like, ‘Ugh, this isn’t really working.’ But that day, it meant something to everybody. It almost felt like [the death] really happened. It was surreal, because it was the first time I’ve ever experienced this in all of my years of daytime, where the storyline actually felt pretty real.”
Last week, Soap Opera Network featured an exciting interview with “The Young and the Restless’” Cady McClain (Kelly Andrews), but the actress had MUCH more to say regarding her new CBS soap role — as well as a slew of other topics, including the tragic second ending of “All My Children,” where she played Dixie Cooney for over 25 years. Read on to get additional scoop on a variety of subjects from “Y&R’s” newest star!
“The Young and the Restless” viewers were recenlty hit with a one-two punch regarding the role of Kelly Andrews: Current portrayer Cynthia Watros was officially announced as stepping out of the role in order to take part in MTV’s new series “Finding Carter,” while Emmy winner Cady McClain (Dixie, “All My Children;” Roseanna, “As the World Turns”) was announced to be stepping into the role of the grieving mother! Soap Opera Network took part in McClain’s very first “Y&R” press conference, and the actress dished on how she landed the exciting role, how she feels about replacing Watros, working with her former Pine Valley co-stars in Genoa City and her experience saying goodbye to “AMC” and Dixie once and for all. Read on for the scoop!
Oh, snap! Former “All My Children” actress Jill Larson (ex-Opal Cortlandt) is set to appear on “The Young and the Restless” next week during the sudser’s major fashion show crossover storyline with “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and it seems her alter ego will be quite the force to be reckoned with! Soap Opera Network caught up with the actress to get the details on her exciting guest-starring role, so read on to find out how she’ll impact some of Genoa City’s most popular characters!