Deep Soap: Bianca Moves To Genoa City

Shocking Casting News of the Week It’s a BAM reunion.  Eden Riegel, the wildly popular actress who has played All My Children’s Bianca on and off for the past decade, is taking over the role of Heather Stevens on The Young & The Restless from Vail Bloom.  There has been speculation that Riegel would return […]

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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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Deep Soap: Weekend Update

Weekend Update This has been a news-packed weekend for daytime.  The Daytime Emmy pre-nominations came out.  They were, as always, a mixed bag of tricks reflecting which actors chose to submit themselves and who is well-liked as much as rewarding great performances.  I will admit I’m shocked by the inclusion of ‘One Life To Live’s […]

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Deep Soap: Pine Valley Goes Hollywood Part One

Wednesday, ‘All My Children‘ invited reporters to its new Los Angeles studios.  Tucked away behind on a mini-mall on a far from glamorous street, is Pine Valley 2.0.  The two spacious soundstages allowed plenty of room for large standing sets.  We met with the cast by the bar at ConFusion, lending a casual, festive vibe […]

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Deep Soap: Credit Where It’s Due

Zaprudering the New General Hospital Opening Our long national nightmare is finally over.  In honor of the show’s 12,000th episode, General Hospital debuted a new opening sequence.  For years, fans have been complaining about how many former cast members have lingered in the credits while numerous newer characters have never been added.  After repeated viewing, […]

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Deep Soap: Awards And Accolades

Y&R Writers Bring Home The Pointy, Heavy Statues Congratulations to The Young & The Restless’s writing team for winning the Writers Guild of America Award for Daytime Serial. The other nominated shows were All My Children, As The World Turns and One Life To Live. The WGA awards are judged differently from the Daytime Emmys.  […]

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Deep Soap: Same Old Story

Hell Has Frozen Over: ABC Publicizes One Life To Live This is crazy. ABC is actually doing publicity for One Life To Live. The network put together an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) to hype Snoop Dogg’s upcoming appearance on the February 24th episode, complete with clips. While the amusing but hardly earthshaking stunt casting is […]

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Deep Soap: Midweek Mishmash

Double Trouble I doubt that there was a single surprised ‘The Young & The Restless’ viewer when Patty knocked Emily out and assumed her identity.  This is a doppleganger storyline by the numbers. 1. Take a villain played by a talented actress who quickly becomes a fan favorite.  Transform her from a quirky woman who […]

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Deep Soap: What A Difference A Week Makes

Turnaround Artist How fast can a writer turn around a struggling soap?  In just a week, interim head writer Lorraine Broderick has gone a long way towards transforming ‘All My Children’ into, well the real All My Children.   Gone is the dark, unpleasant hour of television that former headwriter Chuck Pratt thought made for riveting […]

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