Last Thanksgiving was bleak for daytime fans. The day before the holiday, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” were canceled for a second time when plans for the shows to continue online fell apart. There was every expectation at at least one more soap would be canceled in 2012. What a difference a […]
“The Young & the Restless” filmed its 10,000th episode this week. Thursday night the Paley Center honored the number one soap’s accomplishment by hosting a retrospective and panel discussion in the show’s honor. This milestone comes at a difficult moment for the soap, as former showrunner Maria Bell departs and new headwriter Josh Griffith and […]
There’s another major shake-up rocking the soap world. “Young and the Restless” showrunner Maria Bell has been replaced by for “General Hospital” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps, while Josh Griffith returns to the role of the soap’s headwriter.
The late, great soap writer Douglas Marland famously wrote that all story comes from backstory. Both “The Young & the Restless” and the awesome new “Dallas” are proving his adage right.
Brad Bell Hosting Obama Fundraiser President Obama may think twice about holding his next press conference during the soaps. “The Bold & the Beautiful” executive producer Brad Bell is hosting a $38,800 a plate fundraising dinner for the President at his Holmby Hills estate, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If that’s a little too pricy […]
Trevor St. John Leaving Every now and then, some soap news breaks that makes absolutely no sense to me. Trevor St. John’s announcement Monday night, via his website, that he will be departing “One Life To Live” well before the show’s finale is one of those occasions. St. John is one of the show’s most […]
They Say Luke’s Got to Go To Rehab, But Did He Say No, No, No? Wednesday’s episode of “General Hospital” featured one of Tony Geary’s most powerful performances of all time. Luke finally hit rock bottom when he bullied Lulu for attempting to reach out to him during his latest self-destructive binge. He told his family […]
The Rumor Mill Screenwriter William Goldman famous summed up the movie industry in three words: nobody knows anything. That applies doubly to daytime right now. In the past few weeks, several credible sources have published rumors that “All My Children” and “One Life To Live” are on the verge of being canceled. This week, AMC […]
Please Let There Be An Awesome Pay-off To This Storyline Jeff Branson recently debuted as Detective Ronan Malloy on ‘The Young & The Restless.’ All we know so far is that he formerly worked for the Los Angeles Police Department, and seems to have some connection to the people who set up Chance (John Driscoll) […]
Why I Am Not Heartbroken Over Stacy Haiduk’s Departure From ‘The Young & The Restless’ I have read several articles decrying the departure of Stacy Haiduk (Patty/Emily) from ‘The Young & The Restless.’ I disagree. Haiduk is an extraordinarily talented actress who made Patty into one of daytime’s most memorable psychos and managed to give […]