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Guiding Light Alum Tina Sloan Gets Booked for the Next Chapter of Her Career

Tina Sloan

There's no business like shoe business. Since the demise of her soap Guiding Light, fan fave Tina Sloan (Lillian) has been playing to sell-out crowds with her inspiring one-woman stage show Changing Shoes. It's all about her struggle to stay vital and relevant in a world that prizes beauty and youth. The book version, Changing Shoes: Getting Older — Not Old — With Style, Humor, and Grace (Gotham Books), will hit stores September 16. (Go to ChangingShoes.com for her performance schedule and pre-order info on the book.) TV Guide Magazine spoke with the 67-year-old Sloan about her adventure into self-awareness, which took her from the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro to the depths of depression... read more

The Young and the Restless Dreams Up the Return of Signy Coleman

Signy Coleman

How did the most angelic woman in soap history give birth to a monster? We might get an answer when Signy Coleman appears on The Young and the Restless August 13 and 16 as blind heroine Hope Wilson. The character, who died in 2008, will return in flashbacks and a dream sequence that will shed some light on her son, Adam, and why he turned into such a conniving psychopath. Since we last saw Coleman, she's been crazy-busy... read more

As the World Turns Wraps Production After 54 Years

As The World Turns

As the World Turns has wrapped production after 54 years, according to The Associated Press. The final episode will air Sept. 17.

"It's been a job and a home and friendships for 50 years," longtime star Don Hastings told the AP at the final taping Wednesday. "I don't think it's hit me yet."

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Daytime TV's longest-running soap opera, which... read more

Daytime Emmy Watch: Fearless Predictions

Michelle Stafford, Sarah Joy Brown

Only one thing is certain about the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: My predictions will suck and as always I will blame it on those crazy blue-ribbon judges! Still, after re-watching each of the episodes submitted by the soap nominees, I can't resist my yearly exercise in embarrassment. So here goes... read more

General Hospital Leads Daytime Emmy Nominations

Sarah Joy Brown

General Hospital nabbed a leading 18 Daytime Emmy Award nominations Wednesday as it goes for its 11th outstanding drama series trophy.

The ABC soap, which has won outstanding drama series more times than any other show, will vie for the top honor against All My Children, defending champion The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless. General Hospital last won the award in 2008.

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Notably snubbed was the departing As the World Turns, but the long-running CBS drama fielded ...
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CBS Orders New Pyramid Pilot

Dick Clark

CBS has ordered a new pilot of the classic game show Pyramid, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As the September cancelation of... read more

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

Benson Actress Caroline McWilliams Dead at 64

Inga Swenson, James Noble, Caroline McWilliams, Robert Guillame and Missy Gold

Actress Caroline McWilliams died last week. She was 64 years old.

McWilliams, whose film and TV career spanned decades, died from... read more

Grey's Anatomy, Glee and Mad Men Nominated for GLAAD Media Awards

Grey’s Anatomy, Glee

Dramas Grey's Anatomy and Mad Men and the freshman comedies Glee and Modern Family were among the nominees for the 21st annual GLAAD Media awards.

Also in the running for best drama series: Brothers & Sisters, True Blood and Skins. And the other best comedy series nominees... 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.

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"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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Premiered: June 30, 1952, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Fictional Springfield is the home of daytime's grande dame, the only current soap rooted in the early days of the medium. It began on radio in 1937 and jumped to TV on June 30, 1952, capturing the daily travails of the Bauers, Coopers, Lewises and Spauldings, including the always vivacious character Reva (played by the award-winning Kim Zimmer), daytime's most outrageous heroine.

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