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.

According to TV Guide's Michael Logan, Rena Sofer (ex-Lois Cerullo, "General Hospital") is joining the cast of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" as Quinn Fuller, the mother of Darin Brooks' Wyatt Fuller. "Not a lot of deets yet, except that Mama is as mysterious as Sonny Boy and both have secrets that will rock the soap," the publication reported.

ABC formally announced its new lineup of shows on Tuesday at an upfront presentation held at New York City’s Avery Fisher Hall, and Paul Lee, the ABC Entertainment Group president, called series like the network’s new Steven Spielberg-produced drama, “Lucky 7,” soaps! And he revealed much more about the new shows in a special press conference in which Soap Opera Network took part.

ABC has consistently brought soap-worthy programming to primetime (“Desperate Housewives” and “Revenge,” to name but two), and the schedule for this fall is no different: Intermixing with popular mainstay shows like “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” come thirteen brand new shows, a few of which may spur “General Hospital” and other daytime soaps to come to mind! And Wendy Moniz (ex-Mayor Finn, “One Life to Live,” ex-Dinah Marler, “Guiding Light”) strengthens the soap/primetime connection with a role in the new drama, “Betrayal.” Read on to get the exciting details!

ABC has announced its new fall primetime schedule which includes the trimming of "Dancing with the Stars" from two nights to just one (now only on Mondays) with "Castle" remaining in its slot for the fifth year running. Tuesday nights finds the introduction of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," a spin-off series from the "Avengers" film franchise, followed by new comedies "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife." New drama "Lucky 7" replaces "Body of Proof," which was canceled.

After months of anticipation, the day has finally arrived for the returns of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." Both soaps premiered today with brand new episodes via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes. As previously reported, the two soaps have been getting some love from Hulu starting with an email campaign on Friday and a weekend trip on the Hulu bar, which highlights several recent episodes of popular series airing on Hulu. Today, Hulu gave each series their own spot on the bar with positions #1 and #2, ahead of such staples as ABC's "Revenge" and "Once Upon A Time" or FOX's "Family Guy" and "American Dad."

On Friday, July 27, we reported that CBS' "The Young and the Restless" would be holding a Paley Center for Media panel as the daytime soap gears up to celebrate its 10,000th show. We are also happy to report that "Husbands," an online series following the lives of a young same-sex couple through all their trials and tribulations will make history as the first online series to be hosted by The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California.

On Tuesday, May 17, the ABC Television Network presented its 2011-2012 primetime schedule in front of advertisers, affiliates and the press. Two months earlier I received intel on a new series called "Once Upon a Time" that the network had in development where fairy tales and the modern-day collide in the town of Storybooke.