Our soap columnist has some advice for “The Young and the Restless”: Lighten up, and try and be more like “General Hospital.” Read: A Tale of Two Soaps …
“The Young and the Restless” fandom is divided. Some viewers think that the recent revelation that Sharon (Sharon Case) altered Summer’s paternity test is a great twist, while others find her behavior totally out of character. Earlier this week, I spoke with Josh Morrow (Nick), Steve Burton (Dylan) and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) about Sharon’s […]
Happy Independence Day, Katie Logan If you are looking for the perfect Day-After Independence Day activity, then you must watch Monday through Wednesday’s episodes of “The Bold & the Beautiful.” They were the recipe for the perfect soap cocktail: two parts scandalous secrets exposed, one part big family gathering, one part decades-long rivalry, three parts epic […]
Why? That is my biggest question about “General Hospital’s” revelation that the new character Roger Howarth is playing is none other than Franco, the grossest, most annoying, least essential villain in the show’s history. The artist who used murder as a canvas only existed because James Franco decided it would be fun to be on […]
Genoa City is losing one of its primary residents. Fan favorite Michelle Stafford will leave “The Young and the Restless,” after a long run on the show, according to E! News. Stafford plays Phyllis Summers on the CBS soap, originally joining the show in 1994. She has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy 10 times […]
“The Talk” and “20/20” Pay Tribute To “The Young & the Restless” and “General Hospital” The networks are going all out to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “The Young & the Restless” and the 50th anniversary of “General Hospital.” On Monday, March 25, “The Talk” will devote its entire episode to Y&R. Many of the […]
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 […]
This week’s episodes of “The Young & the Restless” were the first shows produced by Jill Farren Phelps and written by Josh Griffith. In just a few days, the duo has made some aggressive moves to change the floundering show.
Happy 10,000th Episode, “Young & the Restless” “The Young & the Restless” hit a milestone Thursday when the show aired its 10,000th episode. Few primetime shows even make it to 100 episodes. Unfortunately, what should have been an episode of celebration was written during the last days of Maria Bell’s tenure as headwriter and executive […]
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.