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Deep Soap: Stars Return to ‘General Hospital’ and ‘Days of Our Lives’

Drake Hogestyn, Jacklyn Zeman & Michael Saucedo Return to Daytime After seven months away from Salem, Drake Hogestyn is returning to “Days of Our Lives.” His character, John, separated from his wife Marlena after he admitted to being attracted to Kristen (Eileen Davidson). With Kristen about to marry his son Brady, it would seem like an […]

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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: ‘The Young & the Restless’ Celebrates 24 Years as the No. 1 Soap

Y&R Celebrates 24 Years at the Top This week, “The Young & the Restless” hit an unprecedented milestone. It has now been the number one daytime show every week for the past 24 years, or 1248 consecutive weeks in Household Ratings. DVR the Next Episode of “Y&R” It has also been number 1 in women […]

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'The Bold and The Beautiful's Susan Flannery (Photo: CBS)

Deep Soap: Soap Reasons to Be Thankful

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 […]

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Deep Soap: ‘General Hospital’ Appeals to Younger Viewers With Older Actors

Young Viewers Like It Old “General Hospital” has brought back a ton of its biggest stars from past eras. Celebrities really are just like the rest of us. They age. Ian Buchanan and Finola Hughes  and the soon to return Tristan Rogers  and Lynn Herring are fifty-ish. Sean Kanan is in his forties. DVR the […]

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Deep Soap: Two Favorites Return to ‘General Hospital’

More Stars Returning to “General Hospital” “General Hospital” is revisiting one of its greatest love triangles. Earlier this week, news broke that Tristan Rogers  is returning to the show as Robert Scorpio. Yes, that means Robert/Anna/Duke, the triangle that ruled the show during the late 1980s, is back on. Rogers briefly appeared on the show […]

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Deep Soap: Eileen Davidson on Her ‘Days’ Absence and What to Expect Now That She’s Back

Eileen Davidson on Her Return to “Days of Our Lives” Thursday, Eileen Davidson returned to “Days of Our Lives” in the role of Kristen Blake after a fourteen year absence. Kristen’s father, Stefano (Joseph Mascolo)  asked her to return to Salem to help bring the DiMera family back together. Kristen was one of five characters […]

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