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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Soap Stars Land E! Reality Series

E! Picks Up Soap Reality Series Are Kelly Monaco, Kristen Storms, Nadia Bjorlin and Farrah Fath the next Kardashians? Since they are all talented people with real jobs, I think they are far superior. But, like the family that built a sex tape into an empire, the four soap actresses are starring on a reality […]

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Huge Changes Mark A Chaotic Week For Soaps

This has been the craziest week in daytime since “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” were canceled. The headwriters of “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives” were fired within twenty-four hours of each other.  The Los Angeles Times reports that Katie Couric is close to signing a deal with ABC for a […]

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Is Sony Planning to Poach ABC Soap Stars?

Actors on the canceled ABC soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” may not have much trouble finding their next jobs. According to Deadline, Sony plans to cast several of them in roles on the two soaps it produces, “The Young & the Restless” and “Days of Our Lives.”  Apparently Steve Mosko, […]

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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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The Daytime Emmy’s Will Live in 2011

Daytime Emmys Scheduled Mark your calendars.  There will be a Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony in 2011.  Soap Opera Digest reports that the event will happen on June 19th.  So far there is no information available about where they will take place, what network will air them, or whether the ceremony will again be a showcase […]

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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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