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The Biz: Why Soaps Are Bubbling

Susan Flannery, Lesley-Anne Down

Like a popular dead character suddenly coming back to life, the rising ratings of the remaining daytime dramas are a major surprise of the TV season.

All four soaps are seeing growth in total audience and at least one of the younger demographic categories (women ages 18 to 49 and women ages 18 to 34) that are important to advertisers. On CBS, The Bold and the Beautiful is up 12 percent in total viewers this season, giving the show its best start since 2007, while The Young and the Restless recently had its largest weekly audience since... read more

Devious Maids' Paula Garces Welcomes Baby Boy

Paula Garces, Antonio Hernandez

Devious Maids star Paula Garces gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday, People reports.

Garces, 39, and her husband... read more

All My Children Dead (Again), Cast Members Say

Julia Barr

All My Children has been reportedly been canceled for a second time.

The long-running soap ended its first online season more than two months ago in the middle of a legal battle between ABC and Prospect Park, the production company which resurrected both All My Children and another recently axed ABC daytime drama... read more

Exclusive: Thorsten Kaye Cast as the New Ridge on The Bold and the Beautiful

Thorsten Kaye

Soap news doesn't get much bigger — or cooler — than this! All My Children great Thorsten Kaye (Zach) has been cast as the new Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful and will hit the CBS soap Dec. 13. Details about the character's return are few at this time but... read more

Actress Marta Heflin Dies at 68

Marta Heflin, Paul Dooley

Marta Heflin, the Broadway star and film actress who was the niece of actor Van Heflin andAll My Children star Frances Heflin, died Sept. 18 after a lengthy illness, The New York Times reports. She was 68.

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One Life to Live Suspended Indefinitely

One Life to Live

It might be a while before your next trip to Llanview.

Prospect Park has suspended One Life to Live indefinitely while it settles a lawsuit with ABC, The Los Angeles Times reports. However, writers are still working on scripts for a second season of All My Children, which also migrated from TV to Hulu this year. read more

One Life to Live: A Timeline of Stars' Best and Worst Moments

One Life to Live

One Life to Live celebrates its 45th anniversary Monday, and is also celebrating a new beginning. New episodes will premiere as scheduled on Hulu and iTunes, and the show will also begin its limited 10-week run on OWN.

"I'm just glad that we can actually have an anniversary, that we're not having a funeral," star Kassie DePaiva, who plays Blair Cramer on the long-running soap, tells TVGuide.com. "Hopefully 45 years from now, somebody else will still be talking about One Life to Live."

Along with DePaiva, TVGuide.com chats with cast members Melissa Archer, Jerry verDorn, Erika Slezak and Tuc Watkins about their most beloved and most despised story lines over the course of the show's history. Here is a chronological breakdown of those moments:

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Exclusive: Michael E. Knight Guest Stars on Drop Dead Diva

Michael E. Knight

Our long national nightmare is over — Michael E. Knight is back on TV! The three-time Emmy winner, best known for his multi-decade run as Tad Martin on All My Children, has landed a juicy guest gig on the July 14 episode of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva (airing Sundays, 9/8c). He'll play Charles Van Horn, a lawsuit-happy curmudgeon who is representing himself in a court case involving his dog's unplanned pregnancy. TV Guide Magazine had a chat with Knight to score some scoop on his role and, of course, to get his thoughts on the AMC Internet reboot. Will he ever return to Pine Valley?

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The 60 Greatest Soap Opera Moments of All Time

Anthony Geary, Genie Francis

Sordid secrets, evil twins, mind-blowing returns from the dead and love in the afternoon so lushly romantic it makes our knees buckle. We're talking, of course, about daytime soaps, which have been bubbling over with escapist thrills since 1946. Here, like sands through the hourglass, are the grandest, wildest, most shocking moments of our soap-viewing lives — the ones that made us all tune in tomorrow... read more

Oprah Winfrey Network to Broadcast One Life to Live and All My Children

All My Children

The Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired the first 40 episodes of The Online Network's All My Children and One Life to Live, the network announced on Wednesday.

"These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base, not to mention Oprah herself is a big fan," OWN President Erik Logan said. "Many of our viewers across numerous platforms have expressed their passion for the soaps so we are especially excited to air this limited engagement on OWN."

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Premiered: January 05, 1970, on ABC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The soap that introduced Erica Kane and her many husbands to the masses launched on Jan. 5, 1970, and won a number of Best Drama Emmys along the way. Set in Pine Valley, a fictional East Coast burb, `AMC' was created by the prolific Agnes Nixon and has been a soap with a social conscience, tackling issues like addiction, abortion and homosexuality. In fact, it featured daytime's first lesbian kiss, between Erica's daughter Bianca and con woman Lena Kundera, who later stole her heart.

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