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 […]
The two soaps that are creatively struggling right now, “The Young & The Restless” and “General Hospital,” decided to add insult to injury this week.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]