Deep Soap: Why Is ABC Daytime Airing Reruns?

Welcome to Budget Wednesday Today, ABC is going where daytime has never gone before: reruns. This is the first of its scheduled non-holiday repeats, though the Brendapalooza in August was clearly a dry run for the concept.  Budget cuts have forced the network to scale back the number of original episodes. Rumor has each show […]

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Deep Soap: Where Are All The New Supercouples?

Last week, ‘All My Children‘ featured beautiful, touching scenes between Angie (Debbi Morgan) and Jesse (Darnell Williams), as he supported her  decision to forgo treatment for a disease that could blind her so that she could carry an unexpected pregnancy to term.  Some of  the dialogue may have been sappy, but the actors sold it.  […]

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Deep Soap: Is Daytime Doomed? Soap Stars Weigh In

It is easy to make the case that the end is near for daytime soap operas.  ‘As The World Turns‘ has been canceled. SoapNet will be gone in a year. The Daytime Emmys have become an infommerical for C-list lounge acts, the ratings continue to decline.  On the other hand, all television ratings are down, […]

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Deep Soap: Cameron Mathison ‘Confident’ About ‘AMC’ Daytime Emmys Sweep

Cameron Mathison, who plays Ryan on ‘All My Children,’ makes the show, and is ABC daytime’s most active cheerleader.  The frequent ‘Good Morning America’ contributor and former ‘Dancing With The Stars‘ contestant still seems grateful to have a job even though he is one of daytime’s most popular stars.  You have to respect that. So […]

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Deep Soap: ‘Days’ Kristian Alfonso & John Callahan on Their Crime Spree

I will admit it: I am enjoying Hope’s (Kristian Alfonso) Ambien-fueled trip to the dark side on ‘Days of Our Lives.’  Thanks to some ultra-powerful sleeping pills, Hope is spending her nights beating up Salem’s most powerful men and waking up refreshed and unaware of her criminal nightlife.  Usually I dislike far-fetched high concept storylines, […]

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Deep Soap: Making The Big Leagues

Julianne Moore Really Is Returning To As The World Turns It’s official.  Julianne Moore is reprising her Daytime Emmy award winning role of Frannie Hughes in an upcoming episode of ‘As The World Turns.’  Moore’s nostalgic decision to revisit the show that launched her career is the antithesis of James Franco’s “performance art” stint on […]

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The Big Tease: Scoop on ‘Grey’s,’ ‘Mentalist’ and More!

Wanna know what’s coming up on your favorite show? Tuesday is tease-day at Fancast, and MattMtvguy@gmail.com is the place to send you questions. Here now the scoop! Do you know with whom ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘s’ Alex is supposed to have a one-night stand? – Lori Indeed, “a lot of people do the deed” during the January […]

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