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Exclusive: Online Soap The Bay Looking For a TV Home

The Bay

He saved the Daytime Emmys when no one at ABC, CBS or NBC wanted to produce them anymore. Now Jim Romanovich, of Associated Television International, plans to work his magic on the hot internet sudser The Bay. Romanovich tells TV Guide Magazine that ATI has acquired the soap star-studded series — created by Gregori J. Martin — with plans to sell it as a half-hour cable or syndicated program to air in 2012.

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Days of Our Lives Bids Farewell to Alice Horton

Frances Reid

Now this is Big Love! Days of Our Lives will celebrate the life, and honor the passing, of legendary actress Frances Reid with a farewell that's unprecedented in soap history. The beloved veteran, who played Salem matriarch Alice Horton from the show's debut in 1965 until her health became too fragile in 2007, died last February at age 95. On June 9, Days viewers will learn that Alice is rapidly declining, at which point several characters from the past will gather for a final visit... read more

Happy Days, or the Dude in the Orange Shoes

Imagine that you awaken one morning and go about your usual routine, put the coffee on, get the paper, prepare things you will need for the day's work. You get in the car and on the way to work you listen to the news from around the world, realizing once again what a blessing it is to live in this country, where bombs are not exploding around you and where you have a job to show up for at all. You arrive. As you enter the building, you amble down past the huge stage doors and say hello to the ever-friendly Stephanie at the security desk and continue on down the hall. Moving down the hallway, passing the costume department, stage manager's desk, and makeup departments, waving and exchanging hellos, you notice something feels different. The place has a different energy. The place is buzzing.A feeling of anticipation permeates the studio and no matter where you go in the building, this energy is there along with a feeling that everyone present has a renewed interest in his or her parti... read more

One Life to Live has recast Dr....

One Life to Live has recast Dr. Paige Miller yet again. Cady Huffman, who played the part on a recurring basis, last airs on Jan. 23. Soap veteran Alexandra Neil steps in as NuPaige on Jan. 27. Unlike her predecessor, Neil joins the ABC sudser as a contract player. "They wanted to take the character in a different direction," an OLTL rep tells TVGuide.com.

Let's just hope this actress takes! Huffman didn't last long after replacing Paige No. 1, Kimberlin Brown, who was wooed away by The Young and the Restless. Before Brown, Mary Beth Evans (Sierra, As the World Turns) agreed to play Paige, only to back out. We know soap characters are blind to recasts, but eventually Bo Buchanan is gonna wonder why his girlfriend keeps changing faces. read more

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