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.

A pair of former “General Hospital” stars are collaborating on a new business venture. Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky Spencer; Avery Barkley, “Nashville”) and Steve Burton (ex-Jason Morgan; Dylan McAvoy, “The Young and the Restless”) are opening Jack and Jameson's Smokehouse, a barbecue restaurant and concert venue in Franklin, Tennessee.

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.

Starring <strong>Bradley Cooper</strong> and directed by <strong>Clint Eastwood</strong>, Warner Bros. Pictures is celebrating its "American Sniper" this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as the film is currently setting several January box office records. Estimates have the film, which includes appearances by "General Hospital's" <strong>Billy Miller</strong> (Jason Morgan) and "Nashville's" <strong>Eric Close</strong>, taking in $89.5 million over the three-day weekend and $105.3 million over the four-day holiday weekend, <a href="http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=weekend&id=americansniper.htm" target="_blank">according to Box Office Mojo</a>.

After Rayna (<strong>Connie Britton</strong>) chose Deacon (<strong>Charles Esten</strong>) on the winter finale of ABC's "Nashville," the series returns with all new episodes beginning <strong>Wednesday, February 4</strong> with the question, "Can their love survive the year?"

If you're a fan of "Grey's Anatomy," "Once Upon a Time," "Castle," "Modern Family," "The Middle," "The Goldbergs" or "Black-ish" you're in luck: ABC has extended the episode orders for each of the 7 series beyond the typical 22 episodes. Unfortunately, if you got yourself entwined in "Manhattan Love Story" you're in for a big disappointment: ABC has canceled the series after just three airings.

For weeks gossip sites and celebrity magazines have been left wondering if former "Guiding Light" star Hayden Panettiere was indeed pregnant after pictures of the "Nashville" actress surfaced with what would appear to be a baby bump. As part of the social phenomenon known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Panettiere put those pregnancy rumors to rest while challenging her unborn child to take part.

Just one day after revealing he would be returning to ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" for its 19th season as a pro dancer on "Good Morning America," the network announced that Derek Hough will also be joining the cast of "Nashville" for a multi-episode story arc. Hough will portray Noah West, a beguiling and disarming movie star who crosses paths with the Nashville elite following his being cast as the lead in a biopic of a famous country music star.

Fans who've attended the "General Hospital" fan club weekend over the years have had the pleasure of experiencing music by former "GH" star Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky Spencer) and his Enation band. Surprisingly enough, the band, which includes Jackson's real-life brother, Richard Lee, and Daniel Sweatt, have yet to perform in front of a national audience. That will soon change when they perform their new single, "Everything Is Possible," from their upcoming fall 2014 album, on ABC's "The View" and the syndicated/online talk show, "The Better Show," co-hosted by former "All My Children" actress Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe).

Just as the long memorial day holiday weekend was getting ready to begin word broke that "The Young and the Restless" was recasting the role of Billy Abbott. According to Daytime Confidential, "Y&R" has decided to go in a different direction with the character and has let David Tom go. He is being replaced by actor Burgess Jenkins.

Hot on the heels of Fox and NBC’s release of their fall 2014-2015 primetime schedules comes the reveal of ABC’s fall schedule, which includes several new series (which you can read more about here).