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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...

Previewing 'The Chew': ABC Hopes New Food Show Can Perform

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- Gnaw on this: Can some of food and style TV's biggest stars, Mario Batali and Clinton Kelly among them, help ABC soap f...

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...

Vacuum Maker Pulling Ads From ABC To Protest Soap Cancellations

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 06.19.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A Hoover executive whose wife and mother are big fans of two ABC soap operas that were canceled last week said he is yanking the vacu...

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.

Three-Year Pickup

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — CBS says it's renewing "The Young and the Restless" for three more years. TV's top-rated daytime drama has now been picked up throug...

CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful Offers Hope for a Dying Genre

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

B&B is singlehandedly proving that soap operas can still have enormous value on many levels. All things considered, that's a minor miracle.

Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva: The Business Behind the Bubbles

Victoria Rowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Victoria Rowell

Young and the Restless has enjoyed the spoils of loyal black viewers for decades and generationally, while simply refusing to reinvest in that very demographic to the extent it should.

Women of Color Greatly Misrepresented on Daytime TV

Victoria Rowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Victoria Rowell

Though there are more minority women onscreen than ever before, they often fall into "specialty-act" roles or negative stereotypes, lessening their power in Hollywood as well as their worth in the industry.

As My World Turned

Jennifer Worick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jennifer Worick

As the World Turns ended today. Big deal, right? It's a daytime soap, a dinosaur in today's snappy world. 54 years on the air is pretty amazing, but I don't care about records. Records aren't going to fill the void.