Soap Opera Daily Scoop: The Story Of Soaps Airs Tonight On ABC

Soap Opera Daily Scoop: Andy Cohen, Susan Lucci and Bryan Cranston on The Story Of Soaps

Soap fans set your DVR’s! You won’t want to miss the two hour special The Story Of Soaps, which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on ABC. This documentary, produced by ABC and PEOPLE magazine, explores how soap operas have influenced all manner of programming over the years, from prime time dramas to reality television. Viewers will also see how female creators successfully relocated the genre from radio to television. The program will also explore how soaps became a force to be reckoned with in daytime television for more than three…

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Soap Opera Scoop: Stars Share How They’re Spending Time In Isolation

Soap Opera Scoop: Paul Telfer, Courtney Hope and Maurice Benard Share Their Quarantine Routines

General Hospital (GH), Bold And The Beautiful (B&B) and Days Of Our Lives (DOOL) stars recently shared their quarantine routines with Soaps.com. And like many people these days, it involves a lot of binge watching. For Maurice Benard, who plays Sonny Corinthos on GH, it’s been all about television. “I try to get up and watch some TV. Then I watch more TV,” Benard said. “There’s not a lot to do, man. I started watching Tiger King, told everyone about it and then stopped watching for whatever reason.” His GH…

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Soap Opera Daily Scoop: All Four North American Soaps Pause Production

Soap Opera Daily Scoop: B&B - Y&R - DOOL And GH Have All Halted Production Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

The Soap Opera Daily Scoop reveals all four North American soaps have paused production, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ABC soap General Hospital (GH) was the first to turn its lights off. Producers announced on March 13 that the soap would halt production for the next two weeks. Then came the declaration from CBS yesterday, noting that Bold And The Beautiful (B&B) and Young And The Restless (Y&R) would suspend production, effective immediately. This gap in production is slated to last for two weeks. Soap Opera Scoop – All Four…

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Bold And The Beautiful And General Hospital News: Courtney Hope And Chad Duell Celebrate Their Anniversary

Bold And The Beautiful News: Courtney Hope And Chad Duell

Bold And The Beautiful’s (B&B) Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra) and General Hospital’s (GH) Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) are celebrating their fourth anniversary. “Four years with this man has been undoubtedly adventurous and transcendent. I’m very happy to be madly in love with my best friend,” Hope posted on Instagram. “Here’s to a lifetime more of memories. Happy anniversary babes, I love you.” The couple met for the first time at a party hosted by Bryan Craig, who played Morgan Corinthos on GH. The two got along well and began dating shortly…

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General Hospital News: Jacklyn Zeman Becomes A First-Time Grandma

General Hospital News: Jacklyn Zeman Becomes A First-Time Grandma

General Hospital (GH) actress Jacklyn Zeman welcomed her first grandchild over the Christmas holidays. Born on December 20, 2019, little bundle of joy Kennedy Elise MacLeod arrived ten days early. According to Zeman, who plays Bobbie Spencer on GH, her granddaughter had been due on December 30. “Cassidy and Cutter’s beautiful little Girl was born on Friday 10 days early! Welcome to the world. We love you,” Zeman posted on Instagram. “You are the greatest gift, Truly a Christmas Blessing. We have so much to celebrate. Wishing Everyone love, joy,…

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Cherished Soap Opera Stars Who Passed Away In 2019

The past year brought many great soap opera storylines and some new breakout stars. But it also brought with it the passing of some soap legends. As the year draws to a close, The Soap Scoop remembers the cherished and much-loved daytime stars who passed away in 2019. Luke Perry The iconic Luke Perry, who starred as Dylan on Beverley Hills 90210 and most recently in the Netflix hit Riverdale, got his acting start on the now cancelled soaps Another World and Loving. He passed away on March 4 due…

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General Hospital News: Alum Coby Ryan McLaughlin Lands Gig On Hawaii Five-O

General Hospital News: Alum Coby Ryan McLauglin Lands Gig On Hawaii Five-O

General Hospital (GH) fans take note – Coby Ryan McLaughlin, who played Shiloh Archer on the soap, will appear on Hawaii Five-O in January 2020. McLaughlin will be playing a character named Luke on the episode, entitled Loa‘a pono ka ‘iole i ka pūnana. Other soap stars have also appeared on the hit CBS show. Days Of Our Lives alum Christopher Sean played a recurring villain named Gabriel Waincroft in 2015. GH’s Ingo Rademacher (Jasper Jacks) played government agent Robert Coughlin on several episodes in 2017. General Hospital News –…

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General Hospital News: Michelle Argyris Talks About Her Exit

General Hospital News: Michelle Argyris Talks About Her Exit

Actress Michelle Argyris recently opened up to Soap Opera Digest about her short stint on General Hospital (GH) playing villainess Kendra Lennon. “Frank (Valentini, GH executive producer) was like, ‘You know who you are, right?’ And I was like, ‘No! Do you care to tell me? I would love to know!’” Argyris said. Just before the character passed away on the soap in early December, viewers found out she was Kiefer Bauer’s sister, who had been accidentally killed by Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) a few years back. Of course…

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General Hospital News: Matt Cohen’s Short Return Stint Is Over

General Hospital News: Matt Cohen's Short Return Stint Is Over

Matt Cohen’s short return to General Hospital (GH) is already over. Cohen came back to GH for a brief stint as Dr. Griffin Munro beginning December 6. Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) had pleaded with the neurosurgeon to come back to town (he had left in March, 2019) to help take care of Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes). Lucas had been involved in a terrible car accident and was in a coma. WATCH: Griffin and Maxie catch up before Laura and Jax join their conversation. @teenystweeting @mattcohen4real #GH pic.twitter.com/aRpVWVDonX — General Hospital…

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General Hospital Blast From The Past: Luke And Laura’s Wedding

General Hospital Blast From The Past: Luke And Laura’s Classic Love Story

General Hospital’s (GH) Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and Laura Webber (Genie Francis) were the most popular super-couple on any soap opera in the 1980s. Their GH wedding aired on ABC on November 17, 1981 and I couldn’t help but tune in for it. The wedding was the first time I had watched GH, and I was immediately smitten with the soap. But I wasn’t the only one. More than 30 million viewers tuned in to watch the pair tie the knot – it was the highest-rated soap opera event in…

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