Josh Morrow of "The Young and the Restless" (Photo: Francis Specker/CBS)

Deep Soap: ‘The Young and the Restless’ Stars Tease Twists in Controversial Storylines

“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 […]

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Amelia Heinle of "The Young & the Restless" (Photo: CBS)

Deep Soap: Daytime Emmy Hosts Announced; Are the Women of ‘Young & the Restless’ Leaning Out?

Daytime Emmys Hosts and Presenters Announced “The 40th Annual Daytime Emmys” are just nine days away. HLN has announced that the awards show will be hosted by “Good Morning America” weather man Sam Champion, and HLN personalities A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade. In other words, three people who mean nothing to the soap, talk and […]

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Deep Soap: Best and Worst of the Year in Soaps

I thought 2012 would be a terrible year for soaps. It began it the darkest of places, as “One Life to Live,” the best soap of 2011, aired its final episode in January 2012. The deal to move it, and “All My Children” online had just fallen apart. All three of the networks seemed to […]

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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: 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: Holiday Soap Wishes

Merry Chrismakwanzukkah. It’s the time of the year when soap characters visit Christmas tree lots, have holiday themed weddings that would doom them to a lifetime of combined anniversary/Christmas presents if their marriages lasted, and give each other elaborate, expensive gifts. If I were Santa Claus, these are the gifts that I would give each […]

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