Former "Devious Maids" and "Entourage" star Dania Ramirez (ex-Rosie Falta) was said to be joining the upcoming seventh season of "Once Upon a Time" as a series regular, but now comes word from ABC that she'll not only be playing the mother of an adult Henry's child, but she'll also be playing a different version of the beloved Cinderella.

First <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/18/business/media/paul-lee-resign-abc-entertainment.html?_r=0" target="_blank">reported</a> by <em>The New York Times</em>, <strong>Paul Lee</strong> has stepped down as president, ABC Entertainment Group, effective immediately. <strong>Ben Sherwood</strong>, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, has named <strong>Channing Dungey</strong> as Lee's successor as president, ABC Entertainment. Dungey, who is credited with the successful launch of such shows as “Scandal,” “Criminal Minds,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Quantico,” “Army Wives” and “Once Upon A Time,” will report directly to Sherwood. <strong>Patrick Moran</strong>, executive vice president, ABC Studios, will continue to oversee day-to-day operations, and will also report directly to Mr. Sherwood.

The second half of the fourth season of ABC's "Once Upon a Time" will include "General Hospital" alum <strong>Sebastian Roché</strong> (ex-Jerry Jacks), who has been cast as King Stefan, Aurora's (<strong>Sarah Bolger</strong>) father who has a complicated past with Maleficent (<strong>Kristin Bauer Van Straten</strong>), <a href="http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/12/22/once-upon-time-sebastian-roche-aurora/" target="_blank">reports</a> <em>Entertainment Weekly</em>.

DIRECTV and The Walt Disney Company gave subscribers of the top satellite provider an early Christmas present with word that the two companies have reached a new multi-year deal that'll provide high quality entertainment to millions of viewers via DIRECTV Everywhere and Authenticated WATCH Services. The deal with DIRECTV concludes Disney's negotiations with the top ten pay-TV providers.

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.

Masquerade balls are a staple on soap operas, but “Days of our Lives’” Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) and “General Hospital’s” Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) are scheduled to attend a real-life masquerade gala in support of victims of domestic abuse being held this weekend in Los Angeles.

When news first hit that the controversial novel “50 Shades of Grey” was going to be made into a movie, rumors within the daytime community started spreading: “Days of our Lives’” <strong>James Scott</strong> (EJ DiMera) was reportedly being considered for the lead role of Christian Grey, a handsome yet tormented billionaire who lures a young woman named Anastasia (<strong>Dakota Johnson</strong>) into his dark world of sexual fantasies.

“Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” are about to get some serious competition: The popular Australian soap opera “Neighbours” is making it’s debut in the United States this month, and to kick off the show’s exciting new journey, pop singer and former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul is guest-starring!

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).

In the season three finale of ABC's "Once Upon a Time," the series concluded several stories, embarked on new twists and introduced new tales, including the reveal of "Frozen's" Queen Elsa as a tease for season four.

ABC has renewed dramas "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Castle," "Grey's Anatomy," "Once Upon a Time," "Resurrection," "Revenge" and "Scandal," while also picking up comedies "The Goldbergs," "The Middle," and "Modern Family" for the 2014-2015 television season. The network has yet to decide the fates of drama "Nashville" and comedy "Last Man Standing," although the likelihood of both series returning remains strong.

In honor of "One Life to Live's" 45th Anniversary today, July 15, Soap Opera Network has joined forces with FamousBirthdays.com to bring readers the celebratory birthday wishes relating to soap operas and assorted soapy content. Readers will be alerted of upcoming birthdays as they relate to soap operas and other forms of entertainment.

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