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NBC Renews Days of Our Lives for 2010-2011 TV Season

Days of Our Lives

Days of Our Lives has been renewed for a 45th season, which will run on NBC through 2011, the network announced Friday.

"The producers, cast and crew have worked tirelessly to make Days the ratings success it is today... read more

CBS Cancels As the World Turns

As The World Turns

As the World Turns will end in September 2010 after more than half a century on the air, CBS announced Tuesday.

Check out photos from As the World Turns

"The almanacs will show As the World Turns as a pioneer of the format, a hallmark for quality with its numerous Emmys, the launching pad for many television and film stars and a daytime ratings powerhouse ...
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VIDEO: ATWT's Cady McClain Previews Rosanna's Oakdale Return

Cady McClain

As the World Turns' Rosanna will really make her presence known this week when she resurfaces in Oakdale, raising a few eyebrows and wrinkling a few people's plans along the way.

Daytime vet Cady McClain — who frankly has not aged a day since I first interviewed her [coughcough] years ago — came by the offices to talk up her CBS soap heroine's can't-miss homecoming.

Among the topics covered in this video Q&A:

• Who in Oakdale will be most happy to see Rosanna? And who will be rather "irked" by her return?

• Why Rosanna's dynamic with a certain Oakdale hunk is "like wrestling a big, fat seal!"

• What is Ro's take on the Carly-Craig romance? "She's like, 'Oh, no, wrong guy! Been there, done that, don't do it!'"

• For McClain, what has been "the most interesting thing" about reprising the role of Rosanna?

Check out the complete video after the jump! read more

Exclusive: Y&R Recasts Victor's Son with Man from Mars

Michael Muhney

The Mustache will soon call a new lad "son.

Michael Muhney, whom Veronica Mars fans will remember as Sheriff Lamb, is taking over the role of The Young and the Restless' charming-yet-shady Adam Wilson, has learned exclusively.

Muhney's first air date ... read more

Rick Hearst Returns to B&B to Crack Whip Again

Rick Hearst

Soap vet Rick Hearst, who was recently and unceremoniously bumped down to recurring status at ABC's General Hospital (see item No. 5), has bounced back nicely, scoring a contract role at The Bold and the Beautiful.

On the CBS sudser, Hearst will ... read more

Reconstructive Surgery: Inside General Hospital's Makeover

Surely Monica can tell Patrick what a vast improvement the new hub is, versus the olden days.

On April 14, not long before it becomes the first ABC sudser to  broadcast in high definition, General Hospital will unveil a new nurses' hub, that pivotal set's first freshening-up in many a year. And it's well-deserved, too, since the location was blown to bits last month as the casualty of a plot twist. GH production designer Chip Dox offered an inside look at how and why the hospital's nerve center got a much-needed redo. Check out photos here. Which came first — the decision to have an explosion in the hospital or the idea to update the nurses' hub?
Chip Dox: They came pretty much on top of each other. For [the GH spin-off] Night Shift, we built a new hub, with the idea that ... read more

GH in HD: Soap Will Look Sharp for May Sweeps

Sonny and Claudia will look sharper than ever.

Despite turning 46 years old on April 1, General Hospital will be looking better than ever when it begins broadcasting in high definition on April 23, the first day of the May sweeps ratings period.

"Our loyal viewers will be very pleased with the technology that provides top-notch video and audio quality, and shows our commitment to the production of this long-running series," says Brian Frons ... read more

VIDEO Exclusive: Might a New Network Keep Guiding Light Turned On?

Daniel Cosgrove and Marcy Rylan

Barely a day after CBS announced a Sept. 18 series finale for Guiding Light, there is talk that the long-running daytime drama might find a way to run a bit longer, somewhere else. Get the latest word from Marcy Rylan (Lizzie) and Daniel Cosgrove (Bill), after the jump. read more

Light's Out: CBS Announces Finale for 72-Year-Old Serial

Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman

Capping years of speculation about Guiding Light's livelihood and amid new rumors of its imminent cancellation, CBS has announced a Sept. 18, 2009, end date for the long-running serial.

Come that fateful Friday, GL will have spanned 72 years and delivered more than 15,700 episodes on television and radio.

What might replace the Light? And which sudser is next in line to be worried about? Make the jump for the full story. read more

General Hospital Exclusive: Meet Sonny's New Son

General Hospital's Maurice Benard (Sonny) and his new "son," Drew Garrett

Apparently it was not a gunshot wound that landed Michael Cornithos in a coma. It was a debilitating case of Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome.

Following months of speculation, General Hospital has recast Michael Quartermaine Corinthos — and ... read more

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