“Days of Our Lives” Will (Chandler Massey) has been inching his way out of the closet for months. Now the college student/political intern/attempted blackmailer is finally getting some action.
The January 13th finale of “One Life To Live” was watched by 3,840,000 people, for a strong 2.7 Household rating. For comparison, that is more than watched the final episodes of “All My Children,” (3,475,000) “As The World Turns,” (2.846,000) or “Guiding Light” (2,975,000).
Robert Scorpio is headed back to “General Hospital.” Tristan Rogers will be returning to the soap in February where he will reunite with Finola Hughes, who is also reprising her role of Anna Devane.
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Best Fakeout Ever Matthew is alive! Long live Matthew! Never have I been so glad to be fooled by what was, in retrospect, an obvious soap red herring. I cried buckets of tears over Matthew’s (Eddie Alderson) death on the pre-Thanksgiving episode of “One Life To Live.” It contributed to the Thanksgiving malaise that I, […]
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 […]
“Days of Our Lives” Makes Sweeping Changes Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn are reprising their roles as John and Marlena on “Days of Our Lives,” while Crystal Chappell is leaving the show as part of a large scale attempt to reboot the show. On the heels of replacing headwriter Dena Higley with Marlene Clark Poulter […]