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Updated: 2017-11-22T00:01:07.501-05:00

 



Today in Soap Opera History (November 22)

2017-11-22T00:01:07.510-05:00

1963: A live episode of ATWT was interrupted by JFK news.1984: Days of our Lives' Tony battled lookalike Andre.1985: General Hospital's Anna and Robin reunited.2010: All My Children's David was revealed to be alive."History is a vast early warning system."― Norman Cousins"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.On this date in...1963: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The clip below features Walter Cronkite breaking into the live broadcast of As the World Turns at 1:40 p.m. ET to deliver the news that shots had been fired at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade in Dallas, with first reports indicating the president was seriously wounded. The news came too quickly for cameras to be ready. The third interruption of that day's As the World Turns episode was when the non-stop CBS News coverage began.Dan Rather reported at 2:28 p.m. (on audio from Dallas) that the president was dead. The official confirmation of death was reported by Cronkite at 2:38 p.m. CBS News broadcast 54 hours and 53 minutes of uninterrupted coverage of the event and its aftermath beginning at 2:00 p.m. on November 22 and concluding at 11:37 p.m. on November 25. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x17h0sb" width="560">1966: Susan Flannery made her first appearance as Laura Horton in Days of our Lives.1968: Stage actress Betsy Durkin made her first appearance in Dark Shadows as governess Victoria Winters. When Alexandra Moltke abruptly left the show due to pregnancy, her pivotal character was in the middle of a major storyline and could not be written out. In Durkin's tenth episode, Victoria literally vanished, fading away, presumably returning to the 1700s, where she had met the love of her life during another journey through time.  Carolyn Groves played the character for a few episodes when they wrapped up her story for good.1977: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (Forrest Compton) was sentenced for the murder of Beau Richardson.1979: On The Edge of Night, Owen (Bruce Gray) read Eddie's letter which revealed he was Brian's father. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/E7cOnHEtovg" width="560">1982: Scott Palmer aired for the final time as Joshua Fallon in Days of our Lives.1982: Christopher Goutman aired for the final time as George St. John in Texas. He had previously played Dr. Kirkland on the show in 1981.1983: Gregg Marx aired for the final time as David Banning on Days of our Lives.1983: On Guiding Light, Ross Marler (Jerry verDorn) visited Beth Raines (Judi Evans) to try to persuade her family to rescind the restraining order against Ross's nephew, Phillip Spaulding (Grant Alexander). Later, Phillip slipped a note under Beth's door. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3bHJ5wvTj_8" width="560">Thanks to Jennifer for sending in the clip above.1984: On Days of our Lives, Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) fought with his lookalike cousin, Andre, and the two of them ended up in quicksand, needing Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) to save them.1985: On General Hospital, Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) reunited with her daughter, Robin (Kimberly McCullough), outside the Port Charles Cannery. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_IQJuFEcilE" width="560">1994: Actress Norma Donaldson died at age 66. She played Dr. Pauline Ravelle in General Hospital and Lillie Belle Barber in The Young and the Restless. 1995: On One Life to Live, after being shot in the previous episode things looked dire for Todd (Roger Howarth). Howarth's first run as Todd ended when the character famously opened his eyed to reveal he was still alive. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1cGWqJng5X8" width="560">1996: L[...]



Kelly Thiebaud Returning to 'General Hospital' for a December Visit

2017-11-21T14:30:57.040-05:00

(image) Kelly Thiebaud will be making a return visit to ABC soap opera General Hospital in December.

Thiebaud, who played Britt on GH from 2012-14 and paid Port Charles a visit in 2015, will make a short-term reprisal of the the role.

"I'd love to come back every so often and play around with Britt," she told Soap Opera Digest upon her 2014 exit. In 2015, she noted to Digest that slipping back into Britt's skin was a piece of cake, saying, "The character’s never left me. She’s a part of me."



Watch Tamara Braun's First 'General Hospital' Scene as Kim Nero

2017-11-21T14:27:20.862-05:00

(image) Emmy winning actress Tamara Braun returns to General Hospital this week. She won't be playing Carly this time around. Instead, she is taking on a new character, Kim Nero, Oscar's mother.

Kim's first scene is with (who else?) Sonny and Carly (Maurice Benard and Laura Wright).

"Our lives will never be the same," Oscar tells Josslyn after they hear Kim ring the doorbell.

"You must be Carly," Kim says, greeting Carly, Sonny and Michael at the door.

Watch below.

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Braun told Soap Opera Digest she was ready to return to GH.

"The timing and the storyline and the character seemed right — and here I am!" she said.




Today in Soap Opera History (November 21)

2017-11-21T00:01:02.423-05:00

1980: Dallas' Sue Ellen remembered Kristin shot J.R.1988: Santa Barbra's Julia stopped her wedding to "Mason".1989: Another World's Sharlene and John married.1995: One Life to Live's Todd was shot in Ireland."History is a vast early warning system."― Norman Cousins"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.On this date in...1938: Radio soap opera Central City premiered on NBC Blue. The Blackett-Sample-Hummert serial told the story of a blue-collar manufacturing hub of 50,000 denizens. Elspeth Eric starred as Emily Olson with Van Heflin as Bob Shellenberger. Heflin was eventually replaced by Myron McCormick. 1957: On The Edge of Night, Billy Harper (Pud Flanagan) accidentally overheard Mary's (Anne Sargeant) confession that he was not Roger's son.1977: On Guiding Light, unwilling to burden Ben McFarren (Stephen Yates) with her impending blindness, Eve Stapleton (Janet Grey) postponed their Thanksgiving wedding.Thanks to Scott for sending in the item above.1978: On General Hospital, Heather Webber (Mary O'Brien) was upset that her husband, Jeff (Richard Dean Anderson), didn't tell her Steven Lars' death certificate was a forgery.1979: On As the World Turns, Tom Hughes (Tommi) revealed to Grant Colman (James Douglas) and Valerie Conway (Judith McConnell) that Jay Stallings (Dennis Cooney) had not been seen since last night. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FtHN79lcNWQ" width="560">1979: On Another World, Joey Perrini (Ray Liotta) and Eileen Simpson (Vicky Dawson) were married by Judge Waverly. Eileen died a few weeks later with a brain tumor.1980: An estimated 83 million TV viewers in in the U.S. tuned in to the CBS primetime soap opera Dallas to find out "Who Shot J.R." Ewing (Larry Hagman). Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) figured out that it was her sister, Kristin Shepard (Mary Crosby), who pulled the trigger. Over 350 million viewers watched around the world. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/A_iwxkaKhnE" width="560">1984: On Search for Tomorrow, Wendy's (Lisa Peluso) reaction to his passionate kiss stunned Warren. Later, Stephanie arrived at Wendy's apartment unexpectedly while Warren was there.1988: On Another World, Dick Cavett guest starred as a hypnotist who tried to help Felicia Gallant (Linda Dano). allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rxm7IWh8XkU" width="560">1988: On Santa Barbara, Julia Wainright's (Nancy Lee Grahn) wedding to "Mason Capwell" (Lane Davies) began but she stopped the ceremony. "Mason" was actually lookalike Sonny Sprockett. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Tb47f3PKafc" width="560">1989: On Another World, John Hudson (David Forsyth) and Sharlene Frame Watts (Anna Holbrook) were married. Frankie Frame (Alice Barrett) caught the bouquet. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EF4HVVYisLU" width="560">1990: On Days of our Lives, Tom (Macdonald Carey) felt blessed on Thanksgiving, leading to an "Always" musical montage of Tom and Alice (Frances Reid) highlights. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/D_DW-TZYMD0" width="560">1994: On Another World, Grant Harrison (Mark Pinter) married Amanda Cory (Christine Tucci) in her hospital room at Bay City General.1995: On One Life to Live, Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) was shot in Ireland. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iokuId9DF6A" width="560">1997: On As the World Turns, the Milltown Baptist Church burned to the ground. Several people in the congregation were injured including Lew McCloud (Monti Sharp), who ended up paralyzed, and his w[...]



Pop TV Nielsen Ratings: 'Young and the Restless' Made Cable Top 150 Every Night Last Week

2017-11-20T16:53:34.641-05:00

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The Nielsen ratings are in for the week of November 13-17, 2017. Same-day repeats of CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless made the cable Top 150 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

DateTotal ViewersAdults 18-49 RatingRank Among Cable Programs
Thursday, November 16531,0000.06135th
Tuesday, November 14512,0000.06141st
Wednesday, November 15527,0000.07140th
Thursday, November 16567,0000.05150th
Friday, November 17489,0000.05147th

The Bold and the Beautiful made the cable Top 150 on Monday and Tuesday.

DateTotal ViewersAdults 18-49 RatingRank Among Cable Programs
Thursday, November 16300,0000.05149th
Tuesday, November 14307,0000.05147th
Wednesday, November 15--Not in Top 150
Friday, November 17--Not in Top 150
Friday, November 17--Not in Top 150



'Another World' Star Rhonda Ross Presents Mom Diana Ross AMAs Lifetime Achievement Award

2017-11-20T16:19:43.933-05:00

(image) Holiday movie 12 Days of Giving premieres Sunday, December 3 at 7 p.m. ET on UP.

In 12 Days of Giving, a man who wins a small fortune decides to share his winnings by acting as a Secret Santa to people in a
small town.

The film stars Ashley Jones (Parker, General Hospital; ex-Bridget, The Bold and the Beautiful), David Blue (ex-Ciff, Ugly Betty), Jax Connolly, Preston James Hillier and Melanie Recker.

Watch a sneak peek below.





Today in Soap Opera History (November 20)

2017-11-20T10:16:42.069-05:00

1978: Anthony Geary debuted as Luke Spencer on General Hospital.1978: Rita Stapleton and Ed Bauer were married on Guiding Light.1980: Donna Mills debuted as Abby Fairgate on Knots Landing.2012: Edward Quartermaine passed away on General Hospital."History is a vast early warning system."― Norman Cousins"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.On this date in...1929: Radio serial The Rise of the Goldbergs premiered on the NBC Blue network.1944: The Frank and Anne Hummert soap opera The Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters premiered on CBS Radio. 1964: On General Hospital, Steve Hardy asked Audrey March to marry him.1964: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) at in her jail cell wondering if she was there because she had aborted her baby.1967: Dark Shadows introduced time travel to the show when Victoria Winters (Alexandra Moltke) disappeared from a séance and went back in time.1978: Anthony Geary debuted as Luke Spencer on General Hospital.  Geary has since won 8 Daytime Emmy Awards for his work in the role, and finished at #1 in the 50 Greatest Soap Actors of All-Time countdown.  He retired from GH in July 2015. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mMNgNGpx8AA" width="560">1978: On Guiding Light, Rita Stapleton (Lenore Kasdorf) married Ed Bauer (Mart Hulswit) at Bert Bauer's house.Thanks to Scott for sending in the item above.1979: On As the World Turns, Ian McFarland (Peter Simon) lashed out at Dee Stewart (Jacqueline Schultz) after she filed his notes away then immediately apologized and pulled her into an embrace. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Rz_ngiyWRl4" width="560">1980: On the Season 2 premiere of Knots Landing, Donna Mills made her first appearance as Abby Cunningham. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/XS885xOxdik" width="560">1984: On Search for Tomorrow, Jo (Mary Stuart) told her niece, Suzi (Terri Eoff), about her plans for a murder with merriment party. TR (Jane Krakowski) was disappointed by the adoption judge's decision. Warren paid another visit to Wendy (Lisa Peluso), who tried very hard to reject his advances.1985: On Another World, Marley Love (Ellen Wheeler) was held captive by an on-the-run Carl Hutchins (Charles Keating). allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qtojj6D6tFI" width="560">1985: Dynasty spin-off The Colbys premiered. Miles Colby (Maxwell Caulfield) brought "Randall" aka Fallon Carrington (Emma Samms) home to meet the family. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/24E61eZoTwg" width="560">1987: On The Young and the Restless, Janet (Maureen McDonnell) held a gun on Farren/Michelle (Colleen Casey) while Evan (John Shearin) tried to talk her down.1995: ABC aired the 7,000th episode of One Life to Live, which featured a new opening sequence. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/v5fofzl5h8E" width="560">2007: On General Hospital, Jason (Steve Burton) and Skye (Robin Christopher) told Edward and Monica Quartermaine about Emily's death. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1NoYEqoyFWs" width="560">Thanks to Enrique for sending in the item above.2009: Chuck Pratt was fired as head writer of All My Children. Pratt took over as the new head writer of The Young and the Restless earlier this year.2010: Actress Geraldine Court died at age 68. Her soap roles included Jennifer Richards in Guiding Light, Jennifer Sullivan Ryan in As the World Turns, Ann Larimer in The Doctors and M[...]



'General Hospital' Spoilers (November 20-24, 2017)

2017-11-20T10:12:30.990-05:00

(image) What's happening on General Hospital during the week of November 20-24, 2017? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, November 20
Nathan is under fire; Felicia shares too much; Cassandra tests the waters.

Tuesday, November 21
Patient 6 faces his past; Carly lays blame; Jason has terrible timing.

Wednesday, November 22
Jason turns to Monica; Carly opens her home; Alexis attempts to make amends.

Thursday, November 23
ABC will air an encore episode of GH from September 27, 2017.

Friday, November 24
GH is preempted.

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Nielsen Ratings: 'Young and the Restless,' 'General Hospital' and 'Days of our Lives' Up in Total Viewers

2017-11-20T10:24:10.235-05:00

(image) The Live + Same Day daytime Nielsen ratings are in for the shortened week November 6-10, 2017. Versus the previous week, The Young and the Restless, General Hospital and Days of our Lives were up in total viewers.

Check out a breakdown below of the daytime soap opera Nielsen ratings by category:

Total Viewers (versus previous week/versus same week last year)
1. The Young and the Restless 4,616,000 (+201,000/+116,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 2,706,000 (-57,000/+84,000)
3. General Hospital 2,750,000 (+219,000/+112,000)
4. Days of our Lives 2,204,000 (+14,000/-68,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 473,000 (+41,000/-100,000)
2. General Hospital 438,000 (-49,000/-13,000)
3. The Bold and the Beautiful 382,000 (+34,000/-133,000)
4. Days of our Lives 344,000 (-3,000/-58,000)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 125,000 (+29,000/-17,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 110,000 (+30,000/-20,000)
2. General Hospital 105,000 (-14,000/-6,000)
4. Days of our Lives 71,000 (-15,000/-13,000)

Women 25-54 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 778,000 (+52,000/-56,000)
2. General Hospital 658,000 (+76,000/-87,000)
3. The Bold and the Beautiful 630,000 (-43,000/+11,000)
4. Days of our Lives 459,000 (+2,000/-72,000)

On Pop TV, same-day repeats of CBS soap operas The Young and the Restless made the cable Top 150 on Monday and Thursday. The Bold and the Beautiful did not make the cable Top 150. For the latest Pop's soap opera ratings, visit our Pop TV Ratings Hub.

(Daytime ratings via SON)

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Today in Soap Opera History (November 19)

2017-11-19T11:14:49.030-05:00

1976: Search for Tomorrow's Eunice died after Jennifer shot her. 1978: Dallas' Sue Ellen told J.R. she was pregnant. 1981: Sid Fairgate died on Knots Landing. 2009: James Franco debuted on General Hospital."History is a vast early warning system."― Norman Cousins"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.On this date in...1957: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (John Larkin) Mike convinced DA Thompson to withhold the Harper's involvement with Clayton Pike, so that Mary and Roger Harper could make peace first.1974: On Another World, Alice Matthews Frame (Jacqueline Courtney) agreed to see Rachel (Victoria Wyndham) after Rachel arrived at the Matthews' home insisting theythey talk.1976: On Search for Tomorrow, Eunice Wyatt (Ann Williams) died from wounds inflicted when Jennifer Pace (Morgan Fairchild) shot her (see clip below). allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/g9uDAoFjvgM" width="560">1978: On Dallas, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) learned she was pregnant, and couldn't be sure whether J.R. (Larry Hagman) or Cliff (Ken Kercheval) was the father. In the powerful final scene, J.R. realized he may not be the baby's father and slapped Sue Ellen allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rYg3IYB8B90" width="560">1979: On As the World Turns, Melinda told Kim (Kathryn Hays) about the party Betsy (Suzanne Davidson) had while Kim was visiting Lisa (Eileen Fulton). allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0KTuHu3_JkI" width="560">1981: Elizabeth Taylor aired for the final time as Helena Cassadine in General Hospital. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZMNTvryC1PI" width="560">1981: On Knots Landing, as Sid's (Don Murray) friends and family waited for news during his surgery, Karen (Michele) reminisced about giving birth to her children with her husband by her side. The surgery went badly, however, and the doctor emerged to give her the news of his death. The family was devastated, and Karen drove the children home in stunned silence, then listened to Sid's loving final message to her on a tape he recorded just before he went into surgery. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Iia3oGPYx8c" width="560">1981: Harley Kozak debuted on Texas as Brette Wheeler.1984: On Search for Tomorrow, upset by Justine (Leslie Stevens) and Cagney (Matthew Ashford) dancing together, Suzi (Terri Eoff) threatened Justine in front of everyone at Big's. Justine raked Chase over the coals about jilting Adair. Wendy (Lisa Peluso) couldn't believe her eyes when she saw Warren Carter (Michael Corbett). Cagney came to a realization about Suzi. Wendy thought Warren should pay for killing Travis, but Warren had an explanation.1986: On Guiding Light, the man holding Mindy (Krista Tesreau) and Reva (Kim Zimmer) captive died (Kevin Carrigan) after falling while being chased by Josh (Robert Newman). Carrigan would play at least three other minor roles on GUIDING LIGHT in future years. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7pQ3sGA8ulg" width="560">1987: On Santa Barbara, Gina (Robin Mattson) and C.C. (Jed Allan) were married.1987: Julie Harris aired for the final time in Knots Landing as Lilimae Clements. Lilimae and Al (Red Buttons) left town to travel around the country. At the end of the episode, Greg (William Devane) received a phone call telling him Laura had died.1990: On Santa Barbara, Robert (Roscoe Born) told Cruz (A Martinez) that he had no idea he[...]



'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (November 20-24 2017)

2017-11-18T14:57:30.057-05:00

(image) What will happen on Days of our Lives during the week of 20-24, 2017? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, November 20
Sami and Susan battle over Will; John and Marlena attempt to find a way to get through to Susan; Hope and Rafe argue over the shooting; Adrienne and Justin reconnect on a romantic level.

Tuesday, November 21
John gets Roger to admit to Will that Susan has been lying to him; Paul thanks Sonny for defending him, but Sonny makes clear all is not forgiven; a familiar face visits Susan; Eve blasts Brady and Victor for trying to set her up.

Wednesday, November 22
A guilt-ridden JJ sneaks into Theo's hospital room; Roman and Sami comfort Abe; Will reunites with Gabi and Arianna; Eli consoles Lani.

Thursday, November 23
Days is preempted.

Friday, November 24
Days is preempted.

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'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (November 20-24 2017)

2017-11-18T14:52:42.319-05:00

(image) What will happen on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless during the week of November 20-24, 2017? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, November 20
Victor gives Neil clear direction; Paul investigates Victor; Abby has a dangerous reunion with Zack; Ashley and Jack face the reality of Dina's diagnosis.

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Tuesday, November 21
Nikki crosses the line with Jack; Mariah and Devon examine their relationship; Victoria cleans house at Newman Enterprises.

Wednesday, November 22
Unexpected guests crash Victor's Thanksgiving dinner; Phyllis and Hilary's dinner takes a surprise turn; a secret overshadows the Abbotts' holiday.

Thursday, November 23
CBS is airing an encore episode of Y&R.

Friday, November 24
CBS is airing an encore episode of Y&R.

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'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (November 20-24 2017)

2017-11-18T14:52:50.756-05:00

(image) What will happen on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of November 20-24, 2017? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, November 20
Bill propositions Steffy with a future together; Liam tells Wyatt he regrets putting Sally in front of family.

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Tuesday, November 21
Eric and Quinn share a special moment appreciating each other and their love; Bill feels guilty when Liam expresses his feelings for him.

Wednesday, November 22
Quinn tells Steffy that she and Eric know her secret; the Forrester, Logan, Spencer, Avant and Spectra families put their differences aside and join together for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving)
CBS will air an encore episode of B&B.

Friday, November 24
B&B is pre-empted.

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Soap of the Week Poll (November 13-17, 2017)

2017-11-18T14:27:09.197-05:00

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It is time to vote in our new Soap of the Week reader poll! Vote for the daytime drama, actor, actress and couple that were your favorites this week. In last week's poll, General Hospital was voted the favorite show by our readers for the 42nd consecutive week. General Hospital's Steve Burton (Patient 6) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) were favorite actor and actress, and GH's Franco & Elizabeth were favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Tuesday, November 21 at 4 p.m. ET.

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Today in Soap Opera History (November 18)

2017-11-18T14:20:47.803-05:00

1988: General Hopsital's Jake was back in Port Charles. 1994: All My Children's Laurel tried to expose Janet. 2002: Young and the Restless' Victoria slapped Victor. 2005: Kay talked to the mystery woman on Passions."History is a vast early warning system."― Norman Cousins"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.On this date in...1957: On The Edge of Night, the doctors realized that Mary Harper's (Anne Sargent) coma was a result of a drug overdose, rather than head injuries.1972: Susan Brown debuted as Constance MacKenzie Carson in Return to Peyton Place.1974: On Another World, Carol Lamonte (Jeanne Lange) met with Steve Frame (George Reinholt) to sound him out about Rachel.1981: On Guiding Light, Vanessa Chamberlain (temporarily played by Anna Stuart) tried to convince his father (William Roerick) to relax over their embezzlement secret. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/r983PgFiqjo" width="560">Thanks to Jennifer for sending in the clip above.1983: On Dallas, Ray Krebbs (Steve Kanaly) was found guilty of killing Mickey Trotter and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, suspended for 18 months.1985: On Santa Barbara, Eden (Marcy Walker) gave Cruz (A Martinez) the engagement ring back. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BtpKqQA5mEs" width="560">1986: On Another World, Reginald (John Considine) vowed to make Brittany (Sharon Gabet) pay for shooting Peter.1988: On General Hospital, Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) and Jake Meyer (Sam Behrens) made opening statements at Anna Devane's trial. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/csSBa12h-hY" width="560">1988: On Santa Barbara, Gina DeMott (Robin Mattson) and Mason lookalike Sonny Sprocket (Lane Davies) set up Julia Wainwright (Nancy Lee Gran) to see them together.1992: Stephen Nichols aired for the final time as Dr. Skyler Gates on Santa Barbara.1994: On All My Children, when pressed by Jack and Trevor, a hospitalized Laurel Banning (Felicity LaFortune) managed to say "Janet" as Janet (Robin Mattson) looked on. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BziTgQU7Azw" width="560">1997: On Guiding Light, Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) reunited Cassie Winslow (Laura Wright) with her daughter, Tammy. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NIYH5_rG53g" width="560">1998: Actress Norma Connolly died at age 71. She was best known for her long-running role as Ruby Anderson in General Hospital. She also played Lena Karr Gilroy in The Young Marrieds. During her career, Connolly appeared in scores of television specials, movies and miniseries. She was a board member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. She was also active in the battle against AIDS, serving on the board of Hollywood Helps. She was responsible for recruiting soap opera performers for such fund-raisers as the "Soap Star Spectacular" staged in 1992 at the Santa Monica Airport. 2002: On The Young and the Restless, after Victoria (Heather Tom) discovered that her ever-controlling father, Victor (Eric Braeden), had been behind her boyfriend, Diego Guttierez (Greg Vaughan), leaving town, she angrily confronted and SLAPPED him! allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1qgjYvEDkZA" width="560">Thanks to FoxCrane for sending in [...]



Nielsen Ratings: 'General Hospital' Hits #1 in Women 18-49 and 18-34 Demos

2017-11-17T15:29:48.506-05:00

The Live + Same Day daytime Nielsen ratings are in for the shortened week October 30-November 3, 2017. General Hospital ranked first in the Women 18-49 demo, the first time the show has been alone in the top spot since June 2014.Check out a breakdown below of the daytime soap opera Nielsen ratings by category:Total Viewers (versus previous week/versus same week last year)1. The Young and the Restless 4,415,000 (-41,000/-179,000)2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,491,000 (-71,000/-218,000)3. General Hospital 2,763,000 (+13,000/+125,000)4. Days of our Lives 2,190,000 (-108,000/+17,000)Women 18-49 Viewers1. General Hospital 487,000 (+53,000/+37,000)2. The Young and the Restless 432,000 (-37,000/-164,000)3. The Bold and the Beautiful 348,000 (-24,000/-146,000)4. Days of our Lives 347,000 (-20,000/-32,000)Women 18-34 Viewers1. General Hospital 119,000 (+22,000/+6,000)2. The Young and the Restless 96,000 (-23,000/-48,000)3. Days of our Lives 86,000 (+15,000/+5,000)4. The Bold and the Beautiful 80,000 (-17,000/-45,000)Women 25-54 Viewers1. The Young and the Restless 726,000 (-42,000/-141,000)2. General Hospital 673,000 (+27,000/+53,000)3. The Bold and the Beautiful 582,000 (-22,000/-145,000)4. Days of our Lives 457,000 (-16,000/-38,000)On Pop TV, same-day repeats of CBS soap operas The Young and the Restless made the cable Top 150 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Bold and the Beautiful did not make the cable Top 150. For the latest Pop's soap opera ratings, visit our Pop TV Ratings Hub.(Daytime ratings via SON)RELATED:- Wes Ramsey Joins 'General Hospital' as Peter August- Tamara Braun Return to 'General Hospital' Confirmed- Kristoff St. John's Ex-Wife Mia Sets Record Straight on His Alleged Suicide Threat- 'Days of our Lives' Annual 'Day of Days' Event Set for November 11- Victoria Konefal Joining 'Days of our Lives' as Ciara Brady- Lisa Rinna Returning to 'Days of our Lives' as Billie Reed in Early 2018- Louise Sorel Returning to 'Days of our Lives' as Vivian Alamain- Tyler Christopher Joins 'Days of our Lives'[...]



Ann Wedgeworth Dead at 83

2017-11-19T11:12:29.079-05:00

(image) Tony Award winning actress and former soap opera star Ann Wedgeworth passed away on Thursday. She was 83.

Wedgeworth's daughter Dianna Martin said the actress died close to her home in New York City after a long illness in a nursing home.

After playing Marie Warren and, later, Angie Talbot on CBS soap The Edge of Night, Wedgeworth moved to NBC's Another World in 1967 to create the role of Lahoma Vane. In March 1970, Lahoma and her husband, Sam Lucas, left Bay City for the spin-off series Somerset. Wedgeworth left Somerset in September 1973.

In a 1980 People magazine interview, Wedgeworth described her six years in the soaps as "dreary and horrible".

She went on to win a Tony Award in 1978 for her work in "Chapter Two," and later memorably played Lana Shields on ABC's hit sitcom Three's Company.

Wedgeworth's numerous other TV credits included Filthy Rich, Evening Shade, One Life to Live (as Charlie Barnes), Roseanne and Trapper John, M.D.

Her movie appearances included Scarecrow, Bang the Drum Slowly, Steel Magnolias, Love and a .45, Hard Promises and Made in Heaven. She also starred as country music singer Patsy Cline's mom in the 1985 film Sweet Dreams.

She was born in Abilene, Texas, in 1934. Her father was the superintendent of a local school and her mother died when Ann was 2 years old. After getting a drama degree from Southern Methodist University, she moved to New York City in the 1950s to pursue a theater career.

She married actor Rip Torn and the couple had a daughter, Danae Torn, before ending their five-year marriage in 1961. Wedgeworth later married acting teacher Ernest Martin and had her second daughter, Martin.

Survivors include her husband, her two daughters and stepsons Michael Martin and Greg Martin.

You can catch a glimpse of Wedgeworth on Another World in the clip below starting at the 39:27 mark.

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'Nashville' Will End After Season 6

2017-11-17T13:35:28.394-05:00

(image) Season 6 of CMT primtime serial Nashville kicks off on January 4, 2018. On Friday, CMT announced Friday that the upcoming sixth season will be the country music drama's last.

"All of us on Nashville are so incredibly grateful to the show’s fans, who convinced CMT to give us a chance to keep telling the story of these remarkable characters," executive producer Marshall Herskovitz said via statement. "And we want to return the favor with a final season that celebrates all the joys and passions, twists and turns — and amazing music! — that made Nashville such an exciting journey for the last six years."

CMT picked up Nashville after the series was canceled by ABC following Season 4.

"After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to its triumphant close at the end of the upcoming season," Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, said in a statement. "We’re very proud of our incredibly talented cast and crew, the creative brilliance of our showrunners, and the loyal support of our great partners at CMT, Hulu and ABC Studios. Most importantly, we owe a special debt of thanks to the Nashville fans who propelled the series to an incredible run. We owe it to them to make the sixth season the most exciting and memorable of all."

Check out the latest sneak peek from Season 6 below.

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Jen Lilley Returning to 'Days of our Lives' as Theresa Donovan

2017-11-17T13:24:45.438-05:00

(image) Jen Lilley is returning to NBC soap opera Days of our Lives as Theresa Donovan, according to Soap Opera Digest.

When she left Days in November 2016, Lilley told Digest she’d be open to a return.

“I would definitely go back to Days of our Lives and play Theresa," she said. "I would be devastated if they recast the character without calling me first. I would love to reprise that role. In a perfect world, I would keep playing Theresa, just like how Eileen Davidson [Ashley, Y&R] has played Kristen. I would come back and do some arcs. That would be amazing. I know they say never say never, but if I were ever on a soap, it would be Days, because that’s really where I found a home.”

Lilley's Theresa will make her return in May 2018.




Today in Soap Opera History (November 17)

2017-11-17T11:56:57.926-05:00

1981: Luke and Laura were married on General Hospital."History is a vast early warning system."― Norman Cousins"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.On this date in...1971: On The Doctors, Dr. Althea Davis (Elizabeth Hubbard) warned Dr. Maggie Powers (Lydia Bruce) to keep her eyes wide open when it came to Dr. Karen Werner.1979: On The Edge of Night, Steve Guthrie (Denny Albee) confessed to Deborah Saxon (Frances Fisher) he still loved her.1981: On Another World, an argument ensued when Larry Ewing (Rick Porter) accused his wife, Clarice (Gail Brown), of leading Jerry Grove (Paul Tinder) on before her rape. Later, they made peace and comforted each other. Barry Snider debuted as Joe Masterson in this episode. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oO4Au2TQ7Wg" width="560">1981: On General Hospital, Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) exchanged their wedding vows at the altar. As the ceremony concluded, Helena Cassadine (guest star Elizabeth Taylor), who was lurking in the background, put a curse on the newly married couple. Luke and Laura proceeded to get ready for their honeymoon and to toss the garter belt and bouquet to the anxious guests. As Laura threw the wedding bouquet, her ex-husband, Scotty Baldwin (Kin Shriner), snatched it from the guests' outstretched hands. Luke then took it upon himself to show Scott that Laura was now his wife and the two of them had a big fight. The newlyweds then left on their honeymoon, agreeing to put everything in the past and to start a new life together. 30 million viewers tuned in, the largest audience in daytime television history. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/c5i_CUg0_3w" width="560">1981: On Flamingo Road, Fielding Carlyle (Mark Harmon) turned his attention to improving living conditions in Truro's impoverished barrio quarter. Meanwhile, Sam Curtis (John Beck) assumed responsibility for Alicia (Gina Gallego) and Julio (Fernando Allende) Sanchez, the adult children of one of his Cuban employees, who died at the construction site. Field learned the identity of the barrio's slumlord. Julio bristled at Alicia's reliance on Sam. Sam and Sheriff Titus Semple (Howard Duff) drew battle lines over their domain. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x21o4bn" width="560">1986: On Another World, following an interruption from Reginald Love (John Considine), Michael Hudson (Kale Browne) and Donna Love (Anna Stuart) were married in the judge's chambers. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6R1QzmUdb4A" width="560">1986: On As the World Turns, Lucinda Walsh (Elizabeth Walsh) told James Stenbeck (Anthony Herrera) that she had done her homework on him. Later, James showed up at Margo Hughes's (Hillary B. Smith) hospital room. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4XKd5d-EDNw" width="560">1987: Actress and producer Betty Corday died at age 75. She was as a producer for Pepper Young's Family and Young Doctor Malone, and a consultant for The Young and the Restless. In 1965, she co-created Days of our LivesDays of our Lives1988: Justin Deas aired for the final time as Keith Timmons on Santa Barb[...]



Today in Soap Opera History (November 16)

2017-11-16T15:11:48.291-05:00

1981: Texas' Justin learned Ashley wasn't pregnant.1981: General Hospital's Rick walked Laura down the aisle.1995: Days of our Lives' Sami gave birth to Will.1995: One Life to Live's Todd left for Ireland."History is a vast early warning system."― Norman Cousins"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.On this date in...1964: On Another World, Ken Baxter (William Prince) agreed to give up his relationship with Janet Matthews (Liza Chapman) and make his marriage to Laura (Augusta Dabney) work, following the murder of their son, Tom.1966: On Dark Shadows, a mysterious person tried to enter Victoria Winters' (Alexandra Moltke) room, but her screams scared the intruder away.1972: On The Doctors, Dr. Nick Bellini (Gerald Gordon) tried to get through to Nurse Cathy Ryker (Holly Peters). allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/t1y-B6v5aho" width="560">1978: On General Hospital, Laura Webber (Genie Francis) received a letter in the mail with her photo and the caption, "Once a killer, always a killer." Later, when Bobbie Spencer (Jacklyn Zeman) asked Laura about books with murder stories and sex, Laura lost it and shoved her to the ground. Bobbie pretended it was much worse than it was, saying Laura tried to kill her.1979: On Guiding Light, Roger Thorpe (Michael Zaslow) filled Alan Spaulding (Christopher Bernau) on his plans to return to Springfield. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DSgSHMGLWa0" width="560">1981: On Another World, Rachel Cory (Victoria Wyndham) agreed to consider Steve Frame's (David Canary) commission to create a sculpture for the Bel Aire Towers. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fs5fjQUIHc0" width="560">1981: On General Hospital, the wedding of Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) began. During 1981, General Hospital reached the highest daytime ratings in TV history (14 million viewers). It earned more than $50 million a year in profits (double that of primetime's costlier-to-produce and top-rated Dallas). And in next week's wedding of erstwhile rapist Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and smitten victim Laura Baldwin (Genie Francis). Luke and Laura's wedding ceremony was watched by a daytime record 30 million viewers. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WQyzG1Au3J0" width="560">1981: On Texas, Dr. Bernard Kirkman (Christopher Goutman) surprised Justin (Jerry Lanning) when he revealed Justin's wife, Ashley, was not pregnant. Note: Goutman returned to Texas in 1982 in a different role, George St. John. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/L1-MjaYkNaM" width="560">1981: On Guiding Light, Carrie Anderson (Jane Elliot) told Ross Marler (Jerry verDorn) that she wanted to wait to accept his marriage proposal until the chaos in their lives was over. Elsewhere, Morgan Richards Nelson (Jennifer Cook) made waffles with a candle for her husband, Kelly (John Wesley Shipp), on his birthday. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XSTBIChKW-g" width="560">Thanks to Jennifer for sending in the clip above.1990: On Another World, a comatose Jake McKinnon (Tom Eplin) suddenly opene[...]



Soap of the Week Results (October 30-November 3, 2017): 'General Hospital' Voted Favorite for 42nd Week in a Row

2017-11-17T12:29:12.508-05:00

The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for October 30-November 3, 2017. ABC's General Hospital was voted favorite soap opera by our readers for the 42nd week in a row.NBC's Days of our Lives came in second, followed by CBS' The Young and the Restless.The Favorite Couple this week was General Hospital's Franco & Elizabeth. GH's Steve Burton (Patient 6) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) were Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress.Note: The next Soap of the Week poll will go live on Saturday, November 18.Check out the complete show rankings below as well as the Top 15 favorite couples, actors and actresses.RANKSHOWLAST WEEKTOP 31General Hospital (ABC)13052Days of our Lives (NBC)24023The Young and the Restless (CBS)41794The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)3156General Hospital's Steve Burton (Patient 6) was voted Favorite Actor for the second week in a row.RANKACTORLAST WEEKTOP 31Steve Burton (Patient 6), GH142Roger Howarth (Franco), GH2943Chandler Massey (Will), Days4464Darin Brooks (Wyatt), B&B3125Drake Hogestyn (John), Days62136Billy Miller (Jason), GH8117Freddie Smith (Sonny), Days9578Ryan Paevey (Nathan), GH729Michael Easton (Finn), GH47410Don Diamont (Bill), B&B105411Maurice Benard (Sonny), GH13012Stephen Nichols (Steve), Days12313Christopher Sean (Paul), Days-014Eric Braeden (Victor), Y&R-015Scott Clifton (Liam), B&B152General Hospital's Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) was voted Favorite Actress for the fourth week in a row.RANKACTRESSLAST WEEKTOP 31Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), GH1752Deidre Hall (Marlena), Days32283Alison Sweeney (Sami), Days71104Ashley Jones (Parker), GH255Kirsten Storms (Maxie), GH496Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), B&B507Kelly Monaco (Sam), GH12248Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Days819Marci Miller (Abby), Days61710Cait Fairbanks (Tessa), Y&R-011Judi Evans (Adrienne), Days9012Camila Banus (Gabi), Days15013Maura West (Ava), GH10014Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Days-015Brytni Sarpy (Valerie), GH110The Favorite Couple for the third week in a row was Franco & Elizabeth from General Hospital.RANKCOUPLELAST WEEKTOP 31Franco & Elizabeth, GH1522Elizabeth & Patient 6, GH333Will & Sonny, Days41174Parker & Kristina, GH2175John & Marlena, Days52296Nathan & Maxie, GH647Paul & Sonny, Days1018Steffy & Bill, B&B909Steve & Kayla, Days8210Steffy & Liam, B&B13011Valerie & Curtis, GH12012Tessa & Mariah, Y&R-013Jason & Sam, GH-214Chad & Abby, Days71515Rafe & Hope, Days140RELATED:- Lexi Ainsworth & Ashley Jones Leaving 'General Hospital'?- 'Days of our Lives' Annual 'Day of Days' Event Set for November 11- Kristoff St. John's Ex-Wife Mia Sets Record Straight on His Alleged Suicide Threat- FIRST LOOK: Ingo Rademacher as Thorne Forrester on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'[...]