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Look Who's Back At 'General Hospital'!

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 02.13.2012 | TV

"General Hospital" fan-favorite Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) is coming back this week (Tues., Feb. 14, 3 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST on ABC), and we've got an ...

FLASHBACK: Demi Moore Kisses Young 'General Hospital' Co-Star

ETonline | Posted 03.27.2012 | TV

Demi Moore may be experiencing a mid-life crisis following her split with Ashton Kutcher, but at just 19 years old she was living life to the fullest ...

David Lohr

'One Life To Live' Stars Bid Farewell To Fans In NY | David Lohr | Posted 06.18.2012 | TV

WESTBURY, N.Y. -- Several stars from ABC's recently cancelled soap opera "One Life to Live" met with eager fans at a tribute event Saturday. The ne...

'One Life To Live' Star On Cancellation: 'I Was So Sad'

Posted 06.18.2012 | TV

Hillary B. Smith, or Nora to the loyal fans of "One Life to Live," is moving on to "The Bold And The Beautiful," but she's not done reflecting on her ...

'General Hospital' Moving To Primetime?

Posted 01.19.2012 | TV

Update: A source told The Huffington Post that Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment, and Vicki Dummer, head of ABC's Times Square Studios, are loo...

'One Life To Live' Says Goodbye With A Shock!

Posted 01.13.2012 | TV

Note: The following contains spoilers about the series finale of "One Life to Live," which aired Fri., Jan. 13 on ABC. After 44 seasons and 11,105 ...

'One Life To Live's' Beloved Moments

Posted 06.18.2012 | TV

As the sun sets in Llanview for the last time, "One Life to Live" fans are paying tribute to their beloved soap opera, which signs off on the unlucky ...

Phyllis Diller Returns To TV

Posted 01.12.2012 | TV

Phyllis Diller is returning to TV, just in time to celebrate 'The Bold and the Beautiful's' 25th anniversary. According to TV Guide Magazine, the ...

'One Life To Live' Veterans Move To 'General Hospital'

Posted 06.18.2012 | TV

"One Life to Live" may be going off the air, but veteran cast members will be sticking around ABC. Kassie DePaiva, Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and K...

Erika Slezak: 'One Life To Live' Cancellation Bullsh--t

Posted 06.18.2012 | TV

The end of an era is upon us: ABC's "One Life to Live" signs off on Fri., Jan. 13. The show joins sister soap "All My Children" in canceled TV heaven,...

One Life to Live Entertainingly Reflects on Its Own Demise

Ed Martin | Posted 02.18.2012 | TV
Ed Martin

At first blush, it may appear that this brilliant bit of reflexive storytelling is being played for laughs, especially because it has so many of the show's adult characters in tizzies of varying intensity.

Chandler Massey Is Ready to Play Gay in Daytime

Deanna Barnert | Posted 02.15.2012 | TV
Deanna Barnert

Rumor has it Will will come out by the time the ball drops on 2012, but Salem may actually have a bit more time than that to build to the reveals. One thing's for sure: While Massey still can't get too specific about the storyline, he's clearly enjoying the ride.

IT'S OFFICIAL: 'All My Children,' 'One Life To Live' Both Canceled For Good, Won't Go Online

Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment

"All My Children" and "One Life To Live" are both dead, after all. Following their cancellations by longtime network ABC in April, it was announced...

Classic Soap Opera Officially Ending For Now

Posted 01.11.2012 | Entertainment

A groundbreaking show that began over 40 years ago, "All My Children" is officially ending. The classic ABC soap opera, canceled in April by ABC, w...

Goodbye Forever 'All My Children': A Liveblog

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

After more than 40 years, "All My Children" is coming to an end. The story of Erica Kane and all the many, many children of Pine Valley has brought...

Synonymous With Entertainment: Branded Content and Why it Works

Mia R. Benenate | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Mia R. Benenate

"Branding" entertainment allows a company to target its audience and give a specific message, often imbedded within the programming in original and interesting ways.

Daytime Stunner: General Hospital Is Showing Signs of Renewed Life!

Ed Martin | Posted 10.16.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

For the first time in longer than I can remember, ABC's General Hospital is showing signs of renewed life across much of its canvas, bringing back lon...

Canceled Soaps Could Make A Comeback | Posted 10.04.2011 | Media

ABC's canceled daytime dramas All My Children and One Life to Live may be returning to television. I hear that Prospect Park, the company that license...

NBC Says 'Playboy Club' Is A 'Fun Soap Opera'

Reuters | Bob Tourtellotte | Posted 10.01.2011 | Entertainment

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC executives on Monday defended the network's controversial new drama "The Playboy Club",...

A Shocking Conclusion!

Elizabeth Donoghue | Posted 07.07.2011 | Media
Elizabeth Donoghue

I crawl to the finish line of every day knowing that at 10 pm, no matter what else has happened, I will turn on the daily soap re-run channel, and instantly, happily, fall into a trance.

Oprah To Distraught Soap Fans: I'm Not Saving Them

Posted 06.23.2011 | Media

Oprah sent a message to fans who have been bombarding her with pleas to save the soap operas that ABC canceled last week: no. In a YouTube video po...

Soaps Matter

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Lesleyann Coker

Any primetime show featuring recurring characters, storylines and cliffhangers -- from Star Trek to Friends to CSI to Mad Men -- owes its heritage to soap operas.

ABC Kills Two Soaps

Posted 06.18.2012 | Media

ABC has canceled two of its longest-running programs, daytime soap operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." The network announced Thursday ...

General Hospital Tragedy: Has This Soap Finally Gone Too Far?

Ed Martin | Posted 05.29.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Shouldn't the death of one child and the near-death of another have been enough drama for this storyline? If it had to be told in the first place, why build in so silly a distraction?

My Repression Is Her Chance to Watch Her Soap Opera

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I'm unexpectedly overcome by horror, someone just thanked me for being raw meat for the surveillance machinery, the target of guards.