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Deep Soap: Fearless Daytime Emmy Predictions

The Daytime Emmys are just one day away, which means it’s time for my annual Daytime Emmy predictions. After watching all of the nominees reels, I have some strong opinions about who should win and who will win. At least half of them will inevitably be wrong. So without further ado, here are my picks. […]

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Deep Soap: ‘General Hospital’ Crossover Sizzles, ‘B&B’ Sex Fizzles

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/General-Hospital/97378/2208038101/Thu%2C-Mar-8%2C-2012/embed?skipTo=465 580 476] The Mannings Take Port Charles By Storm The “One Life to Live”/”General Hospital” mash up is, so far, proving to be a successful experiment. When Todd (Roger Howarth) and Blair (Kassie DePaiva) came face-to-face in the hospital hallway, I realized how much I had missed them. Their dialogue assured me that […]

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Deep Soap: Will ‘One Life To Live’ Characters Work on ‘General Hospital’?

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/One-Life-to-Live/97348/2186435969/Thu%2C-Jan-12%2C-2012/embed?skipTo=1018 580 476] Watch “One Life To Live’s” Emotional Tribute to Soaps The penultimate episode of “One Life To Live” (it is killing me to write that) contained a beautiful love letter to soaps and its fans. In what has got to be the most meta scenario in television history, everyone gathered to watch […]

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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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Deep Soap: Finola Hughes Returns to ‘General Hospital’

Anna Devane is coming back to “General Hospital.” Finola Hughes will once again play the stylish super spy, who was last seen attending her daughter Robin’s wedding in 2008. This time the occasion is not as happy. Kimberly McCullough, who has played Robin, since 1985  is leaving the show. Fans learned yesterday that Robin’s HIV […]

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‘One Life To Live’ Writer, Producer Taking Over ‘General Hospital’

Update: It’s official. ABC has issued a press release confirming that Frank Valentini is “General Hospital’s” new executive producer and Ron Carlivati is the show’s new headwriter. ABC Daytime President Brian Frons states, “Frank and Ron’s creativity, passion and outstanding leadership will be a welcome addition to the cast and crew as well as viewers […]

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