Kimbery McCullough on "General Hospital" (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Deep Soap: McCullough Returns to ‘General Hospital’

Kimberly McCullough Returning to “General Hospital” Robin Scorpio will finally escape from her kidnappers. Kimberly McCullough, who has played the beloved character since she was a child, is returning to “General Hospital” this fall. For the past year and a half, the residents of Port Charles have mourned Robin, but GH viewers know that she was […]

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Stars Preview Upcoming Gay Storyline

“Days of Our Lives” 2.0 has now fully launched. Tuesday’s episode, featuring Victor (John Aniston) and Maggie’s (Suzanne Rogers) wedding, as well as the aftermath of both Nicole (Arianne Zucker) and E.J. (James Scott) making love, was one of the show’s best episodes in years, with sophisticated, poignant dialogue and lots of character development. If […]

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‘Days’ Stars Promise Surprising Twists

Saturday, “Days of Our Lives” held its annual fan event, Day of Days. The stars were eager to discuss the show’s reboot. If you think you know where all the stories are going, you are wrong. November is going to be a month of surprising twists, and unexpected personal connections. This week, daytime’s most unlikely […]

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Which Soap Had the Best Halloween?

It’s Halloween, the greatest of soap holidays. It’s the chance for characters to don elaborate expensive costumes that reveal aspects of their personality and attend masquerade parties where anything can happen.  With the holiday falling on a Monday, Halloween became a four day extravaganza this year in both real life and on television. It’s unfair […]

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‘All My Children’ Creator Agnes Nixon to Return

Agnes Nixon to Play Aggie on “All My Children” Again “All My Children’s” creator Agnes Nixon will again play Aggie, a Pine Valley Hospital board member, and local historian, during the final week of the show’s ABC run. Nixon first played the role in 2005, for the show’s 35th anniversary. She will first appear on […]

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Launches Its First Gay Storyline

Days Takes a Baby Step Out of the Closet “Days of Our Lives” officially dipped its toe in the gay pool this week. It’s a bold step for what is, despite its numerous bizarre, over-the-top storylines, a show that espouses conservative values. More characters on “Days” consult priests for advice than on every other television […]

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The Best of Daytime in 2010

There were a lot of good things that happened in daytime in 2010.  Really, there were. Ratings may have declined, but the mainstream visibility of soaps rose.  From James Franco’s role on “General Hospital,” to Neil Patrick Harris’s Twitter fight with Eric Braeden, the media remembered that soaps exist.  Several beloved actors returned to their […]

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Inside ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Most Surprising Love Triangle

NBC’s ‘Days of Our Lives‘ is proving that good love stories can involve characters of all ages by putting the Maggie-Victor-Vivian love triangle front burner.  I spoke with the actors who portray them, Suzanne Rogers, John Aniston, and Louise Sorel, about romance, villainy, and that darned sarcophagus. Victor and Maggie have so many beautifully written […]

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Soaps Skimp on Halloween Tricks and Treats

Soap Halloween 2010: Like Getting a Box of Raisins in Your Trick or Treat Bag Soaps did not make a big deal about Halloween this year.  The majority of characters did not acknowledge the holiday at all. Too bad.  I love it when shows come up with the perfect costumes that encapsulate characters’ personalities. 2010’s […]

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Deep Soap: The Week Of Delayed Gratification

Treading Water This has been a week full of the soap equivalent of the filibuster.   The quest for a big Friday cliffhanger or a story that lasts throughout a sweeps period sometimes leaves soaps with episodes where the story does not advance at all. ‘Days of Our Lives‘ has been an exercise in treading water […]

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