One Lousy Week For ‘One Life To Live’

Susan Haskell Leaving “One Life To Live” Two years ago, Susan Haskell won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Leading Actress for her performance as Marty Saybrooke on “One Life to Live.” Now, according to We Love Soaps, her character is being written off the show. I have mixed feelings about this departure. On one hand, […]

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The Hidden Meaning of SoapNET’s Valentine’s Marathon

Conspiracy Theories About ABC Daytime Based on SoapNET’s Valentine’s Day Marathon The episodes that ABC selects for its SOAPNet holiday marathons can be viewed as a window into ABC Daytime’s soul, hinting to fans about future story directions.  Or, it could be a random assortment picked out by a junior executive with a dartboard.  But […]

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CBS Daytime Prez Departs: ‘The Talk’ to Blame?

CBS: Daytime Chief Barbara Bloom Exits the Network Executive Vice President of CBS Daytime President Barbara Bloom is departing the network when her contract expires at the end of the month.  Bloom replaced Lucy Johnson as the executive in charge of CBS’s daytime line-up in 2003.  Her aggressive, hands-on management style was a contrast to […]

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Daytime TV’s Biggest Blunders of 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the year of soaps.  It was, to crib from the true king of serialized drama, Charles Dickens, the best of years and the worst of years.  This column is about the worst: the biggest storyline flops, the worst behind-the-scenes decisions, and the just […]

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Procter & Gamble Moves From Soap Operas to Tweets

BY: Dan Sewell CINCINNATI – Goodbye, ‘Guiding Light.’ Hello, YouTube. Procter & Gamble Co., whose sponsorship and production of daytime TV dramas helped coin the term “soap operas,” has pulled the plug after 77 years. Instead, the maker of Tide detergent, Ivory soap and Olay skincare is following its customers online with a big push […]

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Rating OLTL’s New Cast Members; Y&R in The Big Easy

Rating the New ‘One Life To Live’ Characters This week, two new actors debuted on ‘One Life To Live.’  Tom Degnan is the latest actor to assume the role of Joey Buchanan, the youngest and most idealistic of the Buchanan boys.  So far, Joey has returned home to visit his family for Thanksgiving, having hug-filled […]

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‘The Young & The Restless’ Renewed For Three Years

Fans of ‘The Young & the Restless‘ have reason to celebrate this morning.  According to Deadline.com, the top-rated daytime soap was just picked up for another three years. This means that the Newmans and the Abbotts will be on the air through at least the 2013-2014 season. Renewing a show that has been number one […]

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90s Teen Stars Are All Grown Up & Running The Show

Fifteen years ago, the Internet was the newfangled Information Super Highway, and e-mail was the hot new app.  The economy was booming.  Teen stars were largely relegated to wholesome family sit-coms, which back then actually aired on broadcast network television.  They were far from the megacelebrities that Miley Cryus and Selena Gomez are today.  Barely […]

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