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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Y&R’s Very Full Friday

Thirty Pounds of Plot in a Ten Pound Bag Is it just me, or did Friday’s episode of “The Young & the Restless” have a week’s worth of story crammed into one episode? In the space of 37 minutes of actual content, Malcolm (Darius McCrary) and Sophia (Julia Pace Mitchell) found Cane’s (Daniel Goddard) long-hidden […]

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Does ‘General Hospital’ Have A Fighting Chance At Survival?

A Real Contest ABC President Anne Sweeney has made it explicit that “General Hospital” is battling ABC’s two upcoming daytime talk/reality shows, “The Chew” and “The Revolution” for its survival after Katie Couric’s talk show debuts. She told Deadline, “”We are not announcing the cancellation of General Hospital. It is important to look at daytime […]

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‘One Life’s Ted King Gets Artsy; Y&R is in a Hurry

Ted King’s Character Gets A First Name Former ‘General Hospital‘ star Ted King will arrive in Llanview on January 21st.  According to TVGuide, he will be playing an artist named Tomas who painted the portrait of Blair that was in Eli’s mysterious lock box.  As eagle eyed fans noticed, the painting was of Blair (Kassie […]

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‘General Hospital’s Bus Accident Crashes and Burns

Get on the Bus ABC Daytime’s promo department deserves an Emmy for their marketing of the great “General Hospital” bus crash of 2011.  Thanks to all of the hype, I was prepared for a dramatic accident scene, high risk rescues, and lives hanging in the balance. Instead, the accident happened off screen.  One moment, Morgan […]

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Y&R Newcomer Makes A Great First Impression

Angell Conwell Makes A Big Impression in a Small Role Every now and then an actor debuts on a soap in a small role and makes a big impression.  It happened last week when Angell Conwell first appeared on ‘The Young & the Restless‘ as attorney Leslie Michaelson. I initially thought she was just going […]

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Product Placement Goes Viral

Non-Soap Blogs Discover ‘Days of Our Lives’ Product Placement ‘Days of Our Lives‘ fans have been amused by the show’s blatant product placement for years.  I, and other soap bloggers, have cringed at the embarrassing conversations about Midol and numerous other brands that paid to be incorporated into the scripts. This week a YouTube compilation […]

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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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