More Details Emerge About Plans for Online Revival of Two Soaps

What is it about the holidays and the online versions of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live”? The plans to move the two canceled ABC soaps online fell apart the day before Thanksgiving 2011.  Here we are on the day after Christmas 2012 starting this whole dance again. Last Monday, Deadline reported that […]

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Huge Changes Mark A Chaotic Week For Soaps

This has been the craziest week in daytime since “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” were canceled. The headwriters of “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives” were fired within twenty-four hours of each other.  The Los Angeles Times reports that Katie Couric is close to signing a deal with ABC for a […]

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Deep Soap: Days of Our Lives Replaces Headwriter Higley With Passions Scribes

“Days of Our Lives” has replaced headwriter Dena Higley with Marlene Clark Poulter and Darrell Ray Thomas Junior, effective immediately. In a press release, Executive Producer Ken Corday stated, “”McPherson and Thomas will bring ‘Days of our Lives’ back to its core values by telling exciting stories with a fresh and contemporary approach including beloved […]

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5 Reasons to Give Thanks for Daytime

2010 has not been a great year for daytime soap operas.  ‘As The World Turns’ was canceled.  Ratings are low.  Budgets have been slashed.  Viewers are demoralized.  It’s a continuation of the issues that have plagued daytime for years.  Yet there are still many reasons why I am thankful that I have spent hundreds of […]

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Deep Soap: TV Academy Celebrates ‘Days’ 45th Anniversary

Tuesday night The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences celebrated ‘Days of Our Lives‘ 45th anniversary with a lengthy event featuring panel discussions and montages of the show’s classic moments.  Executive Producer Ken Corday held court alongside actors grouped into panels including Families, Heroes, Villains and Growing Up in Salem.  The m.c. was Jon Jordan, […]

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