As the World Turns

1956, TV Show

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ABC Family Gets Into The Lying Game

Alexandra Chando

ABC Family has picked up the one-hour drama The Lying Game, the network announced Tuesday.

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Based on the novel from Pretty Little Liars author Sara Shepard , The Lying Game centers on... read more

Mad Men, Modern Family Win at Writers Guild Awards

Mad Men

Mad Men won the Writers Guild award for best dramatic TV series, and Modern Family for best TV comedy series.

Mad Men also took the prize for dramatic episode ("The Chrysanthemum and the Sword") while 30 Rock took best TV comedy episode honors ("When It Rains, It Pours") at the 2011 Writers Guild of America awards, held Saturday night in New York and Los Angeles.

HBO snagged three awards. The TV movie The Special Relationship was named the... read more

CBS Renews The Talk For Second Season

Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini

CBS has renewed The Talk for a second season.

Hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini, the hourlong show covers current events and issues.  The Talk began in October to fill the void  left... read more

CBS Daytime SVP Barbara Bloom Leaving Network

Barbara Bloom

Barbara Bloom, senior vice president of CBS Daytime, will leave the network when her contract expires at the end of the month.

"I've had the great fortune to work with an extraordinary group of executives, producers and talent who make CBS No. 1 in daytime," Bloom said Tuesday in a statement. "With CBS Daytime teed up for success and stability for many years ahead, the timing ...
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The Best in Soaps 2010

Don Diamont and Heather Tom

Best Soap: The Bold and the Beautiful

How can one show be both gloriously uplifting and dirty as hell? That's the marvel of B&B! After back-to-back Emmy wins as best soap, this CBS serial should make it three in a row thanks to its daring lung-cancer plot involving big mama Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) who nearly chose death over life. Episodes with Stephanie visiting the homeless on L.A.'s Skid Row, and giving them a chance to tell their life stories, made for important and transcendent TV. read more

True Blood Promotes Jessica Tuck; Adds Three New Actresses

Jessica Tuck

True Blood is amping up the girl power for Season 4.

The HBO drama is promoting Jessica Tuck to a series regular and adding three new actresses, Deadline reports.

Tuck, 47, has recurred since the show's inception as... read more

Days of Our Lives Renewed for Two More Years

Days of Our Lives

NBC has renewed Days of Our Lives for two more years.

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As the World Turns' Terri Colombino Moves to Llanview

Terri Colombino

Fan fave and Emmy nominee Terri Colombino is headed to One Life to Live after 12 years as the eternally adorable Katie on As the World Turns. She's been cast as Aubrey Wentworth, the secret sweetheart of Joey Buchanan (Tom Degnan) and will first be seen November 29 while flying to Llanview to meet the parents. The timing of Aubrey's arrival couldn't be worse for lovelorn Kelly Cramer (Gina Tognoni), who is suddenly intent on going after Joey but has no idea he's already taken. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Colombino about her cool new gig and what's sure to be a very hot triangle!

TV Guide Magazine: Congrats on landing a job on the last New York soap standing. No relocation necessary! read more

Ratings: The Talk Premiere Boosts CBS Daytime

The Talk

CBS' new daytime talk show The Talk premiered Monday to 2.25 million viewers, according to the network.

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The roundtable women's series, hosted by Julie Chen among others, was up 29 percent in its time period among women 18-49 and up 22 percent in women overall compared to... read more

Soap Execs Take Cover: A Hot Tell-All Book Is On the Way

Noelle Beck and Jon Hensley

How could the death of As the World Turns been avoided? Was Guiding Light the victim of low-ratings or something insidious? Are certain networks execs looking to save the soaps — or their own asses? That recent 113-degree heat wave in L.A. may be nothing compared to the upcoming scorcher Afternoon Delight: Why Soaps Still Matter (4th Street Media) due in 2011 from veteran journalist Carolyn Hinsey (Soap Opera Digest, New York Daily News). One of the most dynamic and provocative voices in the suds world, Hinsey says her book is packed with insider analysis and celebrity contributions but is also written from a true fan's perspective. And she will take no prisoners... read more

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Premiered: April 02, 1956, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: The randy residents of Oakdale fire up this hour of small-town scandals and big-league betrayals, especially among the Hughes and Snyder families. Created by soap pioneer Irna Phillips for Proctor & Gamble, it launched live on April 2, 1956 (the same day that `The Edge of Night' premiered).

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