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Soap opera News

A conversation with 'The Haves and Have Nots' Renee Lawless Special

Renee Lawless spent years traveling across country performing in national musical theater productions before landing a starring role in OWN TV’s "The Have and Have Nots."

Review: Shout! Factory releases 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman' on DVD Special

Fans of cult TV and pop culture rejoice! The entire series of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is finally being issued on DVD. All 325 episodes will be released on December 3rd just in time for the holidays.

Déjà vu or plagiarism in Britain's leading soaps? Special

Britain's leading soap operas have some extraordinary plots, so when the same plot appears in another years later, can this really be mere coincidence?

Five-time Emmy winner Heather Tom talks soaps and reality TV Special

Known mainly for her award-winning roles of Katie Logan on "The Bold and the Beautiful" and Victoria Newman on "The Young and the Restless", Heather Tom is now a reality TV star with her HGTV series "Renovation Unscripted".

A conversation with Linden Ashby, Teen Wolf's Sheriff Stilinski Special

You may know Linden Ashby for his roles as Johnny Cage in the Mortal Kombat film and Sheriff Stilinksi in MTV's hit show Teen Wolf. What you may not know is that the actor is also an avid sportsman, and will go wherever he must to catch a wave.

'Young and the Restless' leads with 23 Daytime Emmy nominations

It can be said that the heyday of soap operas are behind us. Those days when the shows were actually sponsored by soap companies, hence the name.

Review: From vicar to pariah in three painful moves - soap tragedy Special

What does a vicar do after he is cautioned for assault? Resign his post and start work in a burger bar. And after he is sacked from that job for stealing bread?

Review: From vicar to pariah in three painful moves - soap tragedy Special

What does a vicar do after he is cautioned for assault? Resign his post and start work in a burger bar. And after he is sacked from that job for stealing bread?

Op-Ed: More soap nonsense – heroes and villains, rape and prejudice

At one time, soap operas were considered low grade entertainment; nowadays they are used as vehicles for social enlightenment. (Note: This article contains show spoilers)

Op-Ed: Casey Anthony - stranger than fiction and infinitely more ugly

Orlando - A report on the trial of Casey Anthony for the murder of her daughter Caylee, contrasting this stranger than fiction case with a fictional mercy killing from a British TV series.

Op-Ed: Coronation Street — From kitchen sink to Greek tragedy

A follow up article to last month's "The wild plots of British soap operas" concluding the tragic tale of former schoolteacher John Stape.

With soap operas ending, P&G moves into digital branded content

Procter and Gamble used to be in the soap opera production business, having spawned 'Guiding Light' and 'As The World Turns,' but it is now turning its attention, and its considerable budgets, to digital branded content platforms.

The wild plots of British soap operas

An irreverant look at the increasingly outlandish plots of Britain's soap operas in the wake of the British Soap Awards, 2011.

US actor Larry Hagman to return in new Dallas TV series

US actor Larry Hagman, who became popular in a long-running TV series "Dallas" for his leading role as JR Ewing, will return to television's classic soap opera.

Veteran actor Stephanie Cole to join Coronation Street

Actress Stephanie Cole – star of an iconic prisoner-of-war drama in the eighties – is now set to join Britain’s oldest and best-loved TV soap opera.

As The World Turns off the air

For 54 years the daytime U.S. soap opera "As The World Turns" has been entertaining fans. That long run ended on Friday after low ratings brought the show to a close.

Sean Young joins The Young And The Restless

Los Angeles - It's no secret that many of today's biggest marquee draws got their start in the afternoon soap operas. Now movie star Sean Young will return to the daytime drama The Young And The Restless.

Op-Ed: After 72 Years the 'Guiding Light' is Flickering Out

CBS announced it’s pulling the plug on the “Guiding Light” after 72 consecutive years of broadcasting on radio, then on television.

'Guiding Light' soap opera gets the curtain call

The 72-year history of the Guiding Light is about to end. The announcement came April 1 that the soap opera was not renewed by CBS for the fall.

Luke and Laura Tie the Knot Again!

On the 25th anniversary of one of daytime television's most historical wedding days ever, Luke and Laura will tie the knot once again.

Cuba airs gay soap opera

Cuba is airing the communist island's first TV program featuring openly gay characters, The Miami Herald reported Monday.
 

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