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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: Will ‘General Hospital’s’ New Time Period Hurt the Show?

“General Hospital” Prepares to Time Travel Daytime is an oasis of stability in the desert of television. Every year, returning primetime shows change time periods. Networks trust that fans of, say, “Revenge” will follow the show to a different night and time and will then stay tuned for the program that follows. Next Monday, September […]

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Deep Soap: Changing of the Guard

Ronn Moss (Ridge) is leaving “The Bold & the Beautiful.” So is Susan Flannery (Stephanie).  Steve Burton (Jason) shocked the soap world earlier this week when he announced he was leaving “General Hospital.” Peter Reckell has filmed his last episode of “Days of Our Lives.” It is probable that the regime change at “The Young […]

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"Hit" / "Run" --  Morgan (Shemar Moore), Hotch (Thomas Gibson) and Prentiss (Paget Brewster) try to restrain a distraught JJ (A.J. Cook) as the hostage situation inside a Washington, D.C. bank become more tense, on the two-hour season finale of Criminal Minds (CBS)

‘Criminal Minds’ Team Says Goodbye to One of Their Own in Season Finale

The season seven “Criminal Minds” two-part finale is a real explosive, shoot ’em up story about serial-killing bank robbers that is so violent it could have been directed by Sam Peckinpah — and it is also the final two episodes for Emily Prentiss, as Paget Brewster has decided to leave the series. The episode opens […]

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‘Vampire Diaries’: The Original Dysfunctional Family

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Originals but were afraid to ask  is explained in expository dialogue and flashbacks in this week’s episode of “Vampire Diaries,” “Ordinary People.” As with any flashback episode, the most important question is, is there funny hair? Rest assured, you will not be disappointed. Nor will you feel […]

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Producer Julie Plec on the Bromance That Changes Everything

Thursday night’s episode of “Vampire Diaries,” “The End of the Affair” was one the show’s best episodes yet. Finally, there is an explanation for Klaus’s (Joseph Morgan) fixation on Stefan (Paul Wesley): They were best friends during the 1920s until Klaus compelled him to forget he ever met him. Klaus just wants his bro back! […]

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And ‘General Hospital’s Big Bad Balkan Is…?

The Balkan’s Unsurprising Identity All week ABC announced that Friday would be the day everybody had been waiting for: the identity of “General Hospital”s’ mysterious crimelord, the Balkan, would be revealed.  OMG!  The news everyone viewer has been awaiting breathlessly.  Well, except that there were not exactly a plethora of suspects. There was Jerry (Sebastian […]

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