Deep Soap: ‘General Hospital’ Boss Frank Valentini on The Nurses Ball and ‘One Life to Live’s’ Return

“General Hospital” is red hot again thanks in large part to Frank Valentini, who became the show’s executive producer in 2012. He has brought back beloved actors, including Genie Francis, and is bringing back the show’s traditional Nurses Ball. His former soap, “One Life to Live” has just been resurrected as an online series.  As […]

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Deep Soap: Another Star Leaves ‘The Young & The Restless’

Casting News of the Week Stephen Nichols (Tucker) is the latest star of “The Young & the Restless” to be fired by the show’s new producer, Jill Farren Phelps. The actor has already taped his final scenes. The billionaire who turned out to be Katherine’s long lost son and Devon’s father suffered from inconsistent writing […]

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Deep Soap: ‘General Hospital’s’ Wild Wedding Week

This week’s column is going to be all about “General Hospital” because a couple zillion things happened in Port Charles this week, while the other three soaps were so boring. “The Young & the Restless” has the excuse of transitioning from one headwriter to another. “The Bold & the Beautiful” ought to change its name […]

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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: 2012 Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 39th Annuals Daytime Emmy Awards were announced today. “General Hospital” was the most nominated Daytime Show, scoring 23 nominations, followed by “Sesame Street” and “The Young & the Restless” with 16. The nominations for Outstanding Drama Series are “All My Children“, “Days of Our Lives“, “General Hospital” and “The Young & […]

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Deep Soap: ‘General Hospital’ Resurrects Robin; ‘Young & the Restless’ Resurrects Classic Storyline

Reports of Robin Scorpio’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated You can’t keep a Scorpio down. The big soap plot news this week is that “General Hospital’s” Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) is alive and on the way to being well. The writers gave themselves an out with Robin’s body being burned beyond recognition.  Monday’s episode ended with […]

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