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Deep Soap: Will ‘Queer Eye’ Alum Jai Rodriguez Help a ‘Days’ Character Come Out?

“Days of Our Lives” Will (Chandler Massey) is having a rotten winter. He’s grappling with two big secrets: he witnessed his mother cheating on her husband with her ex, and his realization that he is gay. On January twelfth, he finds himself drawn to a handsome older man played by “Queer Eye For the Straight […]

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Deep Soap: Fearless New Year’s Predictions

2011 was the year that daytime soaps died — again and again and again.  What will 2012 bring to daytime television? Will CBS and NBC decide to axe their surviving soaps? Will “All My Children” and “One Life To Live” miraculously come back from the dead for a second time?  Will The Powers That Be […]

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Deep Soap: Soaps Serve Up A Holiday Treat

Friday was an anxious day for anyone who covers daytime. The day before Thanksgiving brought the news that Prospect Park was abandoning plans to continue “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” online. Would the ultimate news dump day, the last weekday before a three-day Christmas weekend, bring something equally terrible? Fortunately the answer […]

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Datillo Returns to ‘Days of Our Lives’

Bryan Datillo Returns to “Days” All of Sami’s exes are returning to “Days of Our Lives.” Bryan Datillo will once again play Lucas, Will’s father, and Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) first love-hate relationship. Given that Will (Chandler Massey) is turning to alcohol to deal with his problems, a talk with his alcoholic father could scare him […]

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Deep Soap: Reasons For Soap Fans To Be Thankful

This has been a rotten year for daytime soaps. At the beginning of 2011, there were six daytime dramas on the air, their futures all seemingly secure. Now, there are only four survivors, with “General Hospital’s” future looking increasingly tenuous. Yet almost every day I am reminded of why I love this unique genre. Here […]

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