First announced in October of last year, Pop is ready to release their "Queens of Drama" as soap stars <strong>Lindsay Hartley</strong> (“All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives,” "Passions"), <strong>Crystal Hunt</strong> (“Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live”), <strong>Vanessa Marcil</strong> (“Las Vegas,” “General Hospital”), <strong>Chrystee Pharris</strong> (“PSNS,” "GH") and <strong>Hunter Tylo</strong> (“The Bold and The Beautiful”) are joined with special appearances by <strong>Donna Mills</strong> (“Knots Landing,” “Melrose Place” and "GH") in their new reality series debuting <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong> at 10:00 PM, ET/7:00 PM, PT, immediately following the network's exclusive live broadcast of "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards."

E! has given an early season two pickup to its first original scripted series, "The Royals," starring <strong>Elizabeth Hurley</strong> and <strong>Vincent Regan</strong> as Queen Helena and King Simon, it was announcced today during the NBC Cable portion of the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena. The series, which is set to premiere on the network on <strong>Sunday, March 15</strong>, will also add Universal Cable Productions as co-producing partner alongside Lionsgate Television Group.

"The Royals" marks E!'s first entry in the original scripted drama series game when it premieres <strong>Sunday, March 15</strong>, and as the network highlights the annual Christmas address by Queen Helena (<strong>Elizabeth Hurley</strong>), who says, "I'm supposed to tell you what a wonderful year it's been. I'm supposed to smile and stick to the script. But the truth is, as a family, as a monarchy, we're hanging on by a thread," we can't help but prepare to witness the next great soapy drama!

May you now and forever refer to her as a dame! <strong>Queen Elizabeth II</strong> has awarded actress <strong>Joan Collins</strong> ("Dynasty," "Guiding Light") with the honor of damehood, reports the <em>BBC</em>.

POP’s “Queens of Drama” is rolling out the red carpet and delivering exactly what the show’s title implies: In addition to the list of popular soap stars already attached to the reality show, “Dynasty” legend <strong>Joan Collins </strong>will also be a part of the new show!