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Friday, November 30, 2012

New ABC Daytime Pilot???

Late on Thursday night, though most of us saw it on Friday, November 30, 2012, The New York Post put an exclusive article up with the headline "ABC developing real-life version of 'General Hospital'"click here to read the news.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

B&B: Stephanie's Death

On Monday, November 26, 2012, Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) died on "The Bold and the Beautiful". The scenes of her demise were filmed outside in Big Bear, California.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving in Soapland 2012


This is going to be short this year as some soap operas had no Thanksgiving celebrations. The Bold & The Beautiful and Days of Our Lives ignored the holiday. General Hospital's celebration was sad due to Edward's death and while "The Young & The Restless" didn't forget Thanksgiving it wasn't lighthearted fun.

GH: Quartermania Thanksgiving Marathon


SoapNet had a General Hospital marathon on Thanksgiving night, Thursday November 22, 2012. The episodes which aired were from 1995, 1997, 2001, 2009 and 2011.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Days: 1997 Rerun


On Friday, November 23, 2012, NBC showed a rerun of Days of Our Lives. The episode, which originally aired on June 24, 1997 is airing as NBC's original programming was cancelled. They had planned to air an NHL game, but since they are on strike and locked out there was no game available.

Y&R: Thanksgiving repeat from 2002


This year, on Friday, November 23, 2012 CBS rebroadcast the September 5, 2002 episode of "The Young and the Restless". This episode featured Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victor (Eric Braeden) getting married yet again.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

B&B: How it All Began Disc 1


Here are my thoughts and a summary of the first disc of "The Bold and the Beautiful" set entitled "How it all began." The first disc is the first four episodes of the series that aired in March 1987.

Monday, November 19, 2012

GH: Maxie Admits Her Feelings


Today on Monday, November 19, 2012, General Hospital's Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) found out that Maxie (Kirsten Storms) wanted him back in her life romantically. What followed was something that was a bit surprising and I wanted to write about it.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Soapclassics stopped production of ATWT & GL DVDs


Last week, soapclassics.com sent an email to regular buyers that their contract with P&G is up and once current stock is gone no more can be bought. I would have written my thoughts about this when I got the message initially, but I feel an entry at that time would have been ill-advised. Anywhere so here goes.

Friday, November 16, 2012

AMC: Susan Lucci on The Colbert Report


This week, "The Colbert Report" had a special guest, All My Children's Susan Lucci (Erica Kane), which was a huge surprise. Here are my thoughts on the appearance.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Days: Will's Story Good and Bad


Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) made love on Days of Our Lives on November 13 & 14, 2012. This happy event was overshadowed due to something else going on in Salem, Gabi (Camila Banus) fainting and then finding out she is over two months pregnant.

Monday, November 12, 2012

GH: The Cliffhanger Resolved For Now


It is sweeps month, and General Hospital is doing what it can by having some regular cliffhangers. If you haven't watched Monday, November 12, 2012's show please don't read below as it spoils that episode.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thoughts on "Becoming Bold & Beautiful"


This is my review of "Becoming Bold & Beautiful: 25 Years of Making the World's Most Popular Daytime Soap Opera". The 224 page nonfiction book focuses on the program mainly in pictures of the last few years.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Days: On the Jeff Probst Show


Today, Monday November 5, 2012, some Days of Our Lives cast members appeared on the Jeff Probst Show. The show's anniversary is later this week (November 8). Here is a quick summary of the program.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

AMC: Thoughts on J.R. Martinez's memoir Full of Heart


This weekend I took the opportunity to read "Full of heart: my story of survival, strength, and spirit" by J.R. Martinez with Alexandra Rockey Fleming. This entry is about my thoughts on the memoir.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Y&R: How Abby, Harmony Genevieve & Heather left Town


In the last week and a half, Y&R had four departures as actresses who were taken off contract last aired. This entry summarizes how Abby (Marcy Rylan), Harmony (Debbi Morgan), Genevieve (Genie Francis) and Heather (Jennifer Landon) were all written out of "The Young and the Restless" as each character left Genoa City. This entry mentions over casting spoilers that have yet to happen.