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January 11, 2017
2017 may have just started, but it's already been a banner year for CBS's two daytime drama series. The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful have notched impressive ratings totals.
January 23, 2017
See which daytime favorites joined the millions of men and women who marched for female equality over the weekend.
February 16, 2016
Find out how you can help CBS Daytime's online series Not Safe For Daytime get the recognition it deserves.
March 1, 2017
The Writers Guild of America is preparing for another strike, meaning the world of daytime could once again be headed for the chaos it experienced during the disastrous writers' strike of 2007-2008.
March 3, 2017
Find out which soap opera actress was thisclose to being fired because her boss didn't like the way she poured coffee.
March 9, 2017
Glee star Jane Lynch says soap operas have "lost their glow and their shine," but her new series, Dropping the Soap, tries to prove the genre is still relevant.
March 17, 2017
Former soap opera writer Charles Pratt has stepped down from his position as show runner for the primetime drama Star.
March 22, 2017
The final nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards have been announced, and it looks like 2017 will see quite a race for the gold!
April 3, 2017
The Daytime Emmys expanded the number of categories devoted to digital drama series. We chatted with the nominated stars to learn more about the series they star in and to get their reactions to landing Emmy nominations.
April 4, 2017
Cancel your plans for this weekend because Lifetime is bringing fans a film featuring General Hospital's Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda Barrett) and a film featuring The Young and the Restless' Yani Gellman (ex-Rafe Torres).
April 7, 2017
Catch your first glimpse of the hot new digital drama Ladies of the Lake, starring Arianne Zucker, Lilly Melgar, Martha Madison, Marie Wilson, Jessica Morris, and Patrika Darbo.
May 4, 2017
Question: This type of daytime entertainment will again be featured on the popular game show Jeopardy! Answer: What is soap operas!
May 25, 2017
Judge Lauren Lake, known for her daytime courtroom series Paternity Court, might be showing up on one of your beloved daytime dramas.
June 14, 2017
Daytime favorites like Donna Mills, Diedre Hall, and Cameron Mathison have signed on for the revival of the 1970s classic Battle of the Network Stars.
June 15, 2017
CW has released a teaser trailer and set a premiere date for the much-anticipated upcoming reboot of the classic soap opera Dynasty.
June 6, 2017
Find out which popular soap roles were recast but then recast once again when an earlier or original portrayer was (woo hoo!) able to return.
June 29, 2017
Former Search For Tomorrow star Jane Krakowski (ex-TR Sentell) dishes on her soap opera past and the strange reason her character was named TR.
July 7, 2017
The upcoming digital drama series Asunder has added GL's Monti Sharp and Kim Brockington as well as ATWT's Lauren B. Martin to its cast.
August 16, 2017
What is being billed as the world's first Christian soap opera is on the way, and Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Dante Damiano, The Bold and the Beautiful), Donna Mills (ex-Madeline Reeves, General Hospital), and Michael Swan (ex-Duncan McKechnie, As the World Turns; ex-Adam Alexander, B&B) are the first actors to sign on.
August 16, 2017
Holy Smörboll: A super dramatic soap opera was filmed inside IKEA, and the store apparently had no clue it was being used in such a bold and beautiful way.
September 18, 2017
It's music to our ears as three musicians with soap opera ties have released some stellar new music.
September 28, 2017
It's official: CBS Daytime has once again managed to keep its place as the top daytime network for the thirty-first year in a row.
September 28, 2017
CBS Daytime executive Angelica McDaniel and her husband, Brian McDaniel, are the proud parents of a new baby girl.
October 1, 2017
Christmas is right around the corner, and so are a slew of soap-star-studded Hallmark holiday movies, featuring Alison Sweeney, Jack Wagner, Lacey Chabert, and more.
October 2, 2017
These twenty soap opera names are just as crazy fantastic as the baby swap, plastic surgery, and return-from-the-dead storylines they've been a part of.
October 3, 2017
CBS is reportedly considering selling its historic Television City studios, meaning The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful may have to relocate.
October 16, 2017
These 14 soap opera stars baffled audiences by playing completely different, unrelated roles on the exact same show.
October 17, 2017
The exciting digital drama Ladies of the Lake, based on the book of the same name by DAYS' EP Ken Corday, has been picked up for a second season.
November 6, 2017
Both General Hospital and Days of our Lives significantly amped up viewership leading into the November Sweeps period.
November 8, 2017
PureFlix is debuting Hilton Head Island, a Christian soap opera starring Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Dante Damiano, The Bold and the Beautiful), Donna Mills (ex-Madeline Reeves, General Hospital), and Michael Swan (ex-Duncan McKechnie, As the World Turns; ex-Adam Alexander, B&B) this weekend.
November 13, 2017
The CW's reboot of classic 80s soap Dynasty has been picked up for a full season, and Rick Hearst (ex-Ric Lansing, General Hospital) has joined the cast.
November 29, 2017
Knots Landing alum Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Paige Mathison) has landed the role of Alexis Carrington on the CW's Dynasty reboot.
December 9, 2017
Days of our Lives and General Hospital have both been nominated to receive a 2018 Writers Guild Award.
December 18, 2017
Soap veteran Jennifer Bassey (ex-Marian Colby, All My Children; ex-Quinn Danvers, General Hospital) has joined digital soap Anacostia -- at One Life to Live star Robin Strasser's (ex-Dorian Lord) request!
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