Is ‘The Chew’ Devouring ABC’s Surviving Soaps?

Is “The Chew” Sinking Its Teeth Into Soap Ratings? People are watching the rebooted “Days of Our Lives.”  The week of the October 3rd, “Days” was tied with “The Young & the Restless” for number one among  Women 18-34 (0.6/4), and was the number two show among Women 18-49 (1.0/7). That is a quick turnaround […]

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Burning Questions About ABC’s Online Soap Deal

Now that the shock of the news that “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” are moving to a yet-to-be-named new online entertainment channel owned by production company Prospect Park is starting to wear off, I have a lot of questions. I am not alone. The Internet has vacillated between euphoria, skepticism and confusion […]

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Daytime Emmy Nominations Shockers

The nominations for the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. There were plenty of surprises. Some outstanding actors who had never been nominated before were finally recognized. On the other hand, the flawed nomination process, in which nominees are chosen on the basis of one or two episodes, resulted in some selections […]

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One Lousy Week For ‘One Life To Live’

Susan Haskell Leaving “One Life To Live” Two years ago, Susan Haskell won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Leading Actress for her performance as Marty Saybrooke on “One Life to Live.” Now, according to We Love Soaps, her character is being written off the show. I have mixed feelings about this departure. On one hand, […]

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Sonny and Brenda’s Wedding Is A Hit With Viewers

Sonny and Brenda Are Number One America still loves Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo). Last week, a lot of people tuned in to see them finally get married. For the first time since October, 2008 “General Hospital” was the number one soap among the all-important Women 18-49 demographic — tying with “The […]

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The Soap Paternity Test Conundrum

Do Me A Little Favor: Alter Some Paternity Test Results When “The Bold & the Beautiful’s” Tawny (Andrea Evans) needed to fake the results of a paternity test so that Liam, not Oliver, would appear to be the father of Amber’s baby, she easily found a willing lab tech on an online dating site.  (What […]

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‘One Life To Live’s Epic Confrontation

Showdown At The Buchanan Corral The epic battle between Clint (Jerry Ver Dorn) and Bo (Robert S. Woods) on “One Life To Live” Thursday was everything that a soap confrontation should be.   Scenes like this are why I continue to find it the most entertaining soap on the air.  OLTL wisely had Inez (Jessica Leccia) […]

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‘One Life To Live’s Heroines Fall From Grace

Tarnished Halos Sometimes a little moral ambiguity can go a long way towards making a character interesting.  ‘One Life To Live’s’ Inez (Jessica Leccia) makes my fast forward finger itchy. She was a bland damsel in distress, with financial problems and a jerk of an ex-husband.  She has three annoying sons, amazing Miscrosoft Office skills […]

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