Welcome Home, Nikki Newman

Nikki Newman Makes Everything Better Can the presence of one character really change a soap? Yes, if that characters is “The Young & the Restless’s” Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott). The show has been much improved since she returned to Genoa City, drunk as a skunk, and convinced she murdered Diane. The audience knows she […]

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Boss Replaced in Soap Shake-Up

Shocker: “Days of Our Lives” Replaces Executive Producer Noel Maxam With Lisa DeCazotte “Days of Our Lives” has replaced co-executive producer Noel Maxam with Lisa DeCazotte, who previously served as the executive producer of “Passions” and “General Hospital: Night Shift.” DeCazotte previously worked with “Days’” new headwriters Marlene McPherson and  Darrell Ray Thomas Junior. This […]

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Daytime TV’s Biggest Blunders of 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the year of soaps.  It was, to crib from the true king of serialized drama, Charles Dickens, the best of years and the worst of years.  This column is about the worst: the biggest storyline flops, the worst behind-the-scenes decisions, and the just […]

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Deep Soap: Is Stacy Haiduk’s ‘Y&R’ Departure Tragic?

Why I Am Not Heartbroken Over Stacy Haiduk’s Departure From ‘The Young & The Restless’ I have read several articles decrying the departure of Stacy Haiduk (Patty/Emily) from ‘The Young & The Restless.’  I disagree.  Haiduk is an extraordinarily talented actress who made Patty into one of daytime’s most memorable psychos and managed to give […]

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