‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Gets the Reality TV Treatment

By Tim Kenneally “The Bold and the Beautiful” is going to get real in the next couple of weeks. CBS’s soap opera is recruiting contestants from the network’s reality shows “Big Brother,” “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race” to appear on “Bold,” the network said Friday. Also read: ‘Big Brother’ Ousts Proud Aryan Aaryn “Big Brother” […]

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Deep Soap: ‘The Young & the Restless’ Celebrates 24 Years as the No. 1 Soap

Y&R Celebrates 24 Years at the Top This week, “The Young & the Restless” hit an unprecedented milestone. It has now been the number one daytime show every week for the past 24 years, or 1248 consecutive weeks in Household Ratings. DVR the Next Episode of “Y&R” It has also been number 1 in women […]

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Deep Soap: ‘General Hospital’ Appeals to Younger Viewers With Older Actors

Young Viewers Like It Old “General Hospital” has brought back a ton of its biggest stars from past eras. Celebrities really are just like the rest of us. They age. Ian Buchanan and Finola Hughes  and the soon to return Tristan Rogers  and Lynn Herring are fifty-ish. Sean Kanan is in his forties. DVR the […]

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Deep Soap: ‘General Hospital’ and ‘Bold & the Beautiful’ Say Goodbye to Their Stars

Requiem for a Black T-Shirt I have so many mixed emotions about the death of “General Hospital’s” Jason Morgan. Love him or hate him — and I did both, often simultaneously over the course of what will be looked back upon as the Jason Morgan decades  — his departure forever changed the show. I was […]

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Stars of Canceled Soaps Reinvent Themselves in Daytime, Primetime, Theater and Blogging

Three years ago, there were eight American daytime soaps. Today, there are four. The cancellations of “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children,” and “One Life to Live” left hundreds of people who worked both in front of and behind the camera unemployed. The four canceled soaps all filmed in New York City […]

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