Who says daytime soaps are dead? In 2015, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" and NBC's "Days of our Lives" all placed among 2015's top searched non-reality TV shows on Yahoo! In fact, outside of "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones," all three dramas placed in the top five on the search giant's year-end list.
Hot on the heels of the news that FOX <a title="FOX Extends ‘Gotham’ Run" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/10/fox-extends-gotham-run" target="_blank">ordered an extra six episodes</a> of its much-buzzed about series, “Gotham,” comes news that the drama series has reversed its recent ratings trend: After weeks of declining numbers, “Gotham” is finally on the rise!
The success of its breakout drama series, “Gotham,” has led FOX to extend the series’ run with an order of six new episodes!<strong>Dana Walden</strong> and <strong>Gary Newman</strong>, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, announced yesterday that they’ve decided to pick up six more episodes of the drama, bringing it to a full 22-episode season. “’Gotham’ debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason. <strong>Bruno Heller</strong> and <strong>Danny Cannon</strong> have created an incredibly rich world, with characters that draw you in and a cast that brings to life these heroes and villains in a way we’ve never seen before,” said the execs via an official press release. “We are so excited to see where Bruno, Danny and the entire ‘Gotham’ team take this story over the course of this season, and so thankful to all the fans who have embraced it this fall.”
What do Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love, Lea Michele and “All My Children/General Hospital” alum Mathew St. Patrick (ex-Adrian Sword, “AMC;” ex-Marcus Taggert, “GH”) have in common? They’re all confirmed to join “Sons of Anarchy’s” seventh and final season!
They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and if “The Young and the Restless’” latest character turns out to be who we think it is, then Genoa City is in trouble!
"Devious Maids'" Susan Lucci (Genevieve Delatour) famously received a record 19 Daytime Emmy Award nominations in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children" before finally taking home the golden statue for the first and only time on Friday, May 21, 1999, after Shemar Moore (ex-Malcom Winters, "The Young and the Restless") declared, "The streak is over... Susan Lucci!"
Playboy may have found popularity by publishing risqué photos of women, but as the old excuse goes, some people actually read it “for the articles.” And those who picked up the March 2014 issue of the popular mag for reading purposes only were in for a lovely daytime related surprise: The publication stripped down popular primetime series made predominately for a male audience and declares they’re exactly like “The Bold and the Beautiful,” The Young and the Restless,” “General Hospital,” and “Days of our Lives” — with a manly twist.
Drea de Matteo may be best known for her roles as “Sons of Anarchy’s” Wendy Teller and “The Soprano’s” Adriana La Cerva, but soap opera fans probably recognize her as “Desperate Housewives’” tough-as-nails neighbor, Angie Bolen. And now, the Queens-born actress is set to play in yet another drama-filled adventure: Lifetime’s upcoming film, “Stalkers.”