New Versions of ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘All My Children’ Announce Casts

Many of the biggest stars of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” have joined the new on-line versions of the former ABC soaps. Production company Prospect Park announced today that is has signed 22 actors to the shows, with more deals expected to close in the upcoming weeks. “One Life to Live” has […]

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Deep Soap: Headwriter and More Stars Join Online ‘One Life to Live’

Headwriter Ron Carlivati and five more actors have signed contracts to join the online version of “One Life To Live,” which is scheduled to premiere in January 2012 on The On-line Network, production company Prospect Park’s new online internet entertainment network.  The cast members making the move are: Melissa Archer (Natalie), Kelley Missal (Dani), Sean […]

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‘One Life to Live’ Delivers Gruesome Execution

Victor’s Murder On “One Life To Live” If “One Life to Live’s” Victor (Trevor St. John) had to die in a poorly timed murder mystery that cut short a storyline that has enthralled viewers, improved the show’s ratings and could have generated years of material, at least the execution (pun intended) has been compelling. Victor […]

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Will Susan Lucci Follow ‘All My Children’ Online?

Prospect Park Making Offers to All My Children Actors Production company Prospect Park is now negotiating deals to the cast of “All My Children” to continue with the soap when it moves on-line. Walt Willey who plays Jackson, told Soap Opera Digest that the company presented an initial proposal to the cast on Tuesday night. […]

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Deep Soap: James Franco Update & Epic Friday Cliffhangers

When is  James Franco Returning to General Hospital? Early last week TVGuide published a story stating that James Franco would be reprising his role as serial killer Franco on “General Hospital” as part of a major storyline, first appearing on the show’s September 20th episode. Friday, Access Hollywood’s website broadcast an interview with the actor […]

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Y&R’s Lawsuit Makes Everyone Look Bad

Trust No One I should love “The Young & the Restless’s” story about Victor’s (Eric Braeden) children suing him for mishandling their trust funds, a lawsuit which threatens to wrest control of Newman Enterprises from Victor. In the past year, he has gone from ruthless and controlling to heartless and mean. He has no respect […]

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Daytime TV’s Biggest Blunders of 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the year of soaps.  It was, to crib from the true king of serialized drama, Charles Dickens, the best of years and the worst of years.  This column is about the worst: the biggest storyline flops, the worst behind-the-scenes decisions, and the just […]

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Deep Soap: The Week Of Delayed Gratification

Treading Water This has been a week full of the soap equivalent of the filibuster.   The quest for a big Friday cliffhanger or a story that lasts throughout a sweeps period sometimes leaves soaps with episodes where the story does not advance at all. ‘Days of Our Lives‘ has been an exercise in treading water […]

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Deep Soap: Do People Care About James Franco’s ‘General Hospital’ Return?

Franco Returns to ‘General Hospital’ Fans of homoerotic performance art, rejoice.  James Franco is returning to ‘General Hospital‘ as pretentious hit man Franco this summer to wrap up his storyline.  Although the mainstream press’s coverage implies that he is being brought back because of his character’s popularity, this was the plan all along. As Franco […]

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