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CBS Daytme Renewed

The CBS network announced earlier today that everything daytime is coming back for the 2019-2020 season.

Friday, December 30, 2011

ATWT: Bonus New Year's Eve Episode

Soapclassics.com has a new bonus episode of As the World Turns posted. It is from December 30, 1999. Here is a summary and my thoughts on it, as this will only be up for a limited time.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas in Soapland 2011

Here are the highlights of what went on during Christmas on the daytime soaps. Unfortunately, there wasn't much to report on some shows, while others went out of their way to celebrate the day.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

GL: On DVD Coming 2012

Last night, information was released that soapclassics.com is going to offer 20 episodes of Guiding Light for sale in Mid-January. So far we have one photo of cover art and this post from welovesoaps.net with spoiled episodes.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

ATWT: Christmas in Oakdale

In this entry, I am going to write about my thoughts on the Christmas in Oakdale soapclassics.com As the World Turns release. All episodes on this release have full opening and closing credits, some of which were holiday style with special cast photos.

Friday, December 23, 2011

ATWT: Villains and Vixens Disc 4

In this entry, I am going to write about my thoughts on the fourth disc of soapclassics.com As the World Turns release.

Monday, December 19, 2011

OLTL: Fraternity Row Fantasy

One Life to Live had a fanciful episode on Monday, December 16, 2011. Here is a quick summary, which is not in 100% order and my thoughts on it.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

ATWT: Bonus Christmas Episode

Soapclassics.com has a new bonus episode of As the World Turns posted. It is from December 24, 1982. Here is a summary and my thoughts on it, as this will only be up for a limited time.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Y&R Neil and Sofia Get Married

On the Thursday, December 15, 2011 episode of The Young & The Restless, Neil (Kristoff St. John) and Sofia (Julia Pace Mitchell) were married in a small ceremony. Here are my thoughts on this episode.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

B&B: Tuesday December 13, 2011 Episode

Here are my thoughts on the December 13, 2011 episode of The Bold and the Beautiful. This was a special edition as it focused on the foster care system.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

GL: Taking Soaps Seriously Part 1

From surfing the web, I found the full text of Michael James Intintoli’s book Taking Soaps Seriously the World of Guiding Light. It is available for no cost here, so I decided to write about it.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Y&R: The Backwards Episode

My television listing referenced “The Young & the Restless” that aired on December 9, 2011 as the backwards episode. It was kind of confusing, but these are my thoughts on it, if you haven’t seen it read no further.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Days: Horton Square Tree Lighting

On Tuesday, December 6, Days of Our Lives started the holiday celebrations early as characters put up trees all over town. Richard Culliton wrote this episode.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

OLTL: Matthew's Awake

On the November 23, 2011 Thanksgiving holiday episode Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson) narrated the show, while he was comatose. At the end of the episode, he flat lined, but the following Monday he awoke from his coma.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Starlit Book

Starlit is a 2010 novel, by Lisa Rinna best known to daytime soap opera viewers as Billie Reed on Days of Our Lives, her stint on Melrose Place or as host of the defunct SoapNet show, SoapTalk. She's also been a competitor on Dancing with the Stars, had her own reality show, and appeared in various television movies. This entry has plot references and spoilers for the book, so if you don't want to know, don't continue reading it.

Friday, December 2, 2011

ABC: Frons Out in January

The news came out today that Brian Frons will no longer be the head of ABC Daytime effective January. Someone new named Vicki Dummer, who was already at ABC will be doing the job. She is from the reality show realm and manages that part of the business for ABC. It sounds like the syndicated shows along with the ABC Daytime shows will all be under her management. For more information about the changes read the article on Deadline.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

GH: More Behind the Scenes Changes

Last night, news came out on twitter from ABC: Soaps In Depth that Jill Farren Phelps was out as General Hospital's executive producer and Frank Valentini, the head man at One Life to Live was taking her place. Today it was revealed that Ron Carlivati, who was the last head writer at One Life to Live will be the program's new head writer.

This may be a big change for the show, as Phelps has been at GH for a decade. The current head writer Garin Wolf and his co-head writer Sherry Altman will continue at GH, but not in those positions.

Will this keep General Hospital on the air longer? Is the program going to continue and celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013? Who knows, but it will be interesting to see if GH changes in tone and scope. According to press reports, they will be starting at General Hospital on January 9, 2012.

For press information on this news visit: Entertainment Weekly’s Story which is an interview with Frank Valentini or New York Magazine's Story.