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: Have ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ Come Back From The Dead… Again?

Soap fans, view this as less of a Christmas miracle and more of a Festivus airing of grievances. Deadline reports that Prospect Park, the production company that infamously bought the rights to ABC’s canceled soaps “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” with plans to turn them into daily full length online programs, then […]

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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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Stars of Canceled Soaps Reinvent Themselves in Daytime, Primetime, Theater and Blogging

Three years ago, there were eight American daytime soaps. Today, there are four. The cancellations of “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children,” and “One Life to Live” left hundreds of people who worked both in front of and behind the camera unemployed. The four canceled soaps all filmed in New York City […]

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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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