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Today in Soap Opera History (February 15)

1967: Peyton Place's Allison famously cut her hair.

1980: AMC's Palmer toasted Nina on her 19th birthday.

1985: Santa Barbara's Kelly blew up a car.

2010: AMC's Greenlee revealed herself to be alive at her wedding."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1952: On Search for Tomorrow, Jim and Sam received photos of Keith kissing another woman.
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 4)

1966: Guiding Light's Mike Bauer crossed over to Another World.

1980: Gl's Roger dressed as a clown to kidnap his daughter.

2004: AMC's Greenlee ripped off Kendall's dress in court.

2005: Y&R's Jack threw a chair through the Jabot window."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1966: The Guiding Light's Mike Bauer (Gary Pillar) debuted
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 16)

1978: One Life to Live and General Hospital each

expanded to an hour."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1958: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (John Larkin) warned Toni Fescina of the danger if she tried to get hush money from Roy Benson.

1967: On Dark Shadows, Sam Evans (David Ford) woke up and tried to put out the fire, burning his hands in the process. Maggie Evans (Kathryn Leigh Scott ) came in and put the fire out, as Sam frantically claimed that Laura Collins (Diana Millay) burned his hands. Roger (Louis Edmonds) believed booze to be the culprit in Sam's accident.
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 15)

1953: Love of Life's Meg was upset with Vanessa.

1983: Guiding Light's Mike investigated a birth certificate.

1988: General Hospital's Grant tried to kidnap Robin.

1993: NBC aired the final episode of Santa Barbara."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1953: On Love of Life, Van (Peggy McCay) and Meg (Jean McBride) were at odds over Meg's son, Beanie (Dennis Parnell). Meg later asked Van, "How can you go on being friends with a man who threatened my life?" McCay left Love of Life in 1955 after 4 years. She currently stars as Caroline Brady on Days of our Lives.

Thanks to
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General Hospital: Hayden is Out

General Hospital fans have been hearing for weeks that one character is leaving, and it turns out it’s a true story. Hayden is slated to exit the show. Rebecca Budig is not going to stick around much longer, and we don’t know how she will go. She’s pregnant in the show, and she and Finn are having a baby. She’s had a lot of health issues for a while now, and we can’t wait to see what might happen in this role. Is she going to die giving birth to a baby that Finn will have to raise on his

General Hospital: Hayden is Out
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Report: Steve Burton Returning to Gh — Plus, Who's Leaving the ABC Soap?

Report: Steve Burton Returning to Gh — Plus, Who's Leaving the ABC Soap?
Is Port Charles big enough for two Jasons?

General Hospital fave Steve Burton — who vacated the role of Jason Morgan in 2012 after a two-decade run — is heading back to the ABC soap, Daytime Confidential reports. Of course, Jason is currently being portrayed by Billy Miller, so it’s not clear if Burton would be playing a new role or replacing his replacement.

RelatedThe Young and the Restless Gets 3 More Seasons, as CBS Renews Daytime Slate

A rep for the sudser declined to confirm Burton’s return.

After leaving Gh five years ago, Burton immediately jumped to rival soap The Young and the Restless.
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All My Children: Cast of Cancelled Soap Reunite on Hallmark

The gang is back together. Today, the cast of All My Children joined castmate Susan Lucci for a reunion on Hallmark Channel's Home & Family, TVLine reports.The ABC soap opera began in 1970 and ran until 2011 when it switched over to The Online Network before ending in 2013. The cast includes Lucci, Peter Bergman, Kim Delaney, Lawrence Lau, Rebecca Budig, Eden Riegel, Eva Larue, Kathleen Noone, John Callahan, and Cameron Mathison.Read More…
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One Live to Live: Cancelled Soap Vet Joins General Hospital on ABC

We have some great news for fans of the cancelled ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. Hillary B. Smith is reprising her Oltl role of Nora Buchanan (aka Nora Hanen) on General Hospital. Executive producer Frank Valentini announced the news via a Facebook video, featuring Smith and current Gh star Rebecca Budig. Check it out, after the jump.Although we don't know how long Smith's role will last, her casting is the first time Gh has included a Oltl character, in a few years. In fact, Soap Opera Digest says, "Smith’s casting marks the first inclusion of a character from AMC or Oltl on Gh since ABC regained the rights to the shows after its protracted legal battle with Prospect Park.
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General Hospital Casts Hillary B. Smith — as Oltl's Nora Buchanan

General Hospital Casts Hillary B. Smith — as Oltl's Nora Buchanan
General Hospital boss Frank Valentini dropped a fun bombshell on Tuesday night, revealing in a video posted to twitter that two-time Daytime Emmy winner Hillary B. Smith will be appearing on ABC’s sole surviving sudser — and as her One Life to Live character, legal eagle Nora Buchanan.

RelatedNBC’s Timeless Casts General Hospital Vet as Ernest Hemingway

The video is capped by a fun little wink from Rebecca Budig, who currently plays Gh‘s Hayden but who “back in the day” used to work down the street from Smith, when she was All My Children‘s Greenlee.

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TVLine Items: Lucifer Finds God (?), Lucci Hosts AMC Reunion and More

TVLine Items: Lucifer Finds God (?), Lucci Hosts AMC Reunion and More
Lucifer is setting its sights on the Man Upstairs.

Psych vet Timothy Omundson will guest-star during a Season 2 episode of the Fox drama as God Johnson, a charming psychiatric patient who thinks he’s the Almighty God, EW.com reports.

VideosLucifer: Maze Offers Chloe Tips After Witnessing Bedroom Antics

Lucifer sets out to prove that God Johnson is a phony, but in the process, he discovers that the man has knowledge of things that only his true Father would know.

Omundson’s recent TV credits include Galavant and Supernatural, where he played another biblical figure, Cain.

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Susan Lucci to Guest Co-Host Hallmark’s Home and Family — and Reunite with All My Children Cast!

Susan Lucci to Guest Co-Host Hallmark’s Home and Family — and Reunite with All My Children Cast!
Susan Lucci is saying hello to Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family!

People can exclusively reveal that the All My Children star will join the network as a guest co-host for one full week.

Beginning Jan. 30, Lucci, 70, will participate in every aspect of the daily morning program, including cooking, playing games and sharing personal stories with viewers. Lucci — who played Erica Kane on the ABC soap from 1970-2011 — will also be joined by her husband, Helmut Huber, and two children: her son, Andreas, and daughter, Liza.

“I’m looking forward to learning new things about interior design and color. I’ve
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He’s Taken! Former Bachelor Star Bob Guiney Marries Jessica Canyon in Mexico

He’s Taken! Former Bachelor Star Bob Guiney Marries Jessica Canyon in Mexico
He’s no longer a bachelor!

Former Bachelor star Bob Guiney said “I do” to his bride Jessica Canyon on Saturday.

Held at Casa Entre Rocas in Punta Mita, Mexico, the ABC reality star alum and Canyon tied the knot in front of friends and family at their destination wedding.

According to Instagram posts from guests, the bridesmaids all wore black dresses and held bouquets of tropical flowers.

The bridesmaids also wore matching floral robes while preparing for the big day.

After the wedding, a guest posted a Mannequin Challegne featuring the couple and their friends in what appeared to be a post-reception celebration.
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Former Bachelor Bob Guiney Spills All the Details on His Upcoming Wedding!

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Former Bachelor Bob Guiney Spills All the Details on His Upcoming Wedding!
Another Bachelor is off the market (again)! Former Bachelor leading man Bob Guiney, 45, who announced his engagement to fiancée Jessica Canyon back in October, gives People Now the exclusive scoop on his upcoming wedding. "Third time's the charm!" the former contestant says. Guiney has been married twice prior to this engagement first to Jennifer Lantz and following to All My Children actress Rebecca Budig. Budig and Guiney were married for seven years before divorcing in 2010. Guiney claims that he was simply "too young" during his first marriage, affirming that he has no bad blood with any of his exes. "We
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Former Bachelor Bob Guiney Spills All the Details on His Upcoming Wedding!

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Former Bachelor Bob Guiney Spills All the Details on His Upcoming Wedding!
Another Bachelor is off the market (again)! Former Bachelor leading man Bob Guiney, 45, who announced his engagement to fiancée Jessica Canyon back in October, gives People Now the exclusive scoop on his upcoming wedding. "Third time's the charm!" the former contestant says. Guiney has been married twice prior to this engagement first to Jennifer Lantz and following to All My Children actress Rebecca Budig. Budig and Guiney were married for seven years before divorcing in 2010. Guiney claims that he was simply "too young" during his first marriage, affirming that he has no bad blood with any of his exes. "We
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Former Bachelor Bob Guiney Spills All the Details on His Upcoming Wedding!

Former Bachelor Bob Guiney Spills All the Details on His Upcoming Wedding!
Another Bachelor is off the market (again)!

Former Bachelor leading man Bob Guiney, 45, who announced his engagement to fiancée Jessica Canyon back in October, gives People Now the exclusive scoop on his upcoming wedding.

"Third time's the charm!" the former contestant says. Guiney has been married twice prior to this engagement first to Jennifer Lantz and following to All My Children actress Rebecca Budig.

Budig and Guiney were married for seven years before divorcing in 2010.

Guiney claims that he was simply "too young" during his first marriage, affirming that he has no bad blood with any of his exes.

"We
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TVLine Items: Yvonne Strahovski in Amazon Pilot, New Arrow Foe and More

TVLine Items: Yvonne Strahovski in Amazon Pilot, New Arrow Foe and More
Yvonne Strahovski has played the killer before, but she’ll soon be on the other side of a murder investigation.

The Dexter alumna has been cast in Amazon’s drama pilot Edge, opposite Max Martini (The Unit) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood).

RelatedHouse Creator’s Sneaky Pete Pilot Gets Second Chance on Amazon

Based on the books by George G. Gilman, the potential series centers on Martini’s Josiah Hedges (aka Edge), who is out for vengeance after his younger brother is killed. Per our sister site Variety, Strahovski will play Beth, a mysterious Pinkerton detective and newcomer to the town of Seward,
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Dancing With the Stars' Season 20 Pros: Who's Mia? Which Champ Is Back?

Dancing With the Stars' Season 20 Pros: Who's Mia? Which Champ Is Back?
Dancing With the Stars Season 20 will hit the floor minus two familiar pro faces but also bring back a champion, it was announced Wednesday on ABC’s Good Morning America.

RelatedDerek Hough Sitting Out Upcoming Dancing With the Stars

As previously reported, neither Derek Hough nor Cheryl Burke are participating in the competition’s 10th anniversary season, which kicks off Monday, March 16. To that end, producers made a point to lure back a departed pro — so Kym Johnson, who won both Season 9 (with Donny Osmond) Season 12 (with Hines Ward) and last competed in Season 16 (making it to the semis
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Pilot News: Ken Jeong Is ABC's Dr. Ken

Pilot News: Ken Jeong Is ABC's Dr. Ken
ABC has made an appointment with Dr. Ken, a comedy pilot starring Community‘s Ken Jeong.

RelatedPilot Season 2015: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Penned by Jeong — who in real life has his M.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Jared Stern (Mr. Popper’s Penguins) and Funny or Die’s Mike O’Connell, the project stars Jeong as a frustrated Hmo doctor who is juggling medicine, marriage and parenting — and succeeding at none of them.

RelatedPilots: ABC Orders Comedies About Johnny Knoxville, NBA Odd Couple, Genius Kids,
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Mistresses Scoop: Jennifer Esposito Snags Major Season 3 Role

Mistresses Scoop: Jennifer Esposito Snags Major Season 3 Role
Is Mistresses about to enter its Blue Period?

Jennifer Esposito (Blue Bloods, Taxi Brooklyn) has landed a series-regular role on Season 3 of Mistresses. The actress will play the “new mistress” of ABC’s summer soap, the “uber-fabulous and larger-than-life” Calista Raines — a woman who’ll step into the role of “friend, mentor and surrogate sister” to Jes Macallan’s Joss following the exit of that character’s actual big sis Savi (Alyssa Milano).

RelatedMistresses Scoop: Client List Star Cast as New Playmate for Harry

Calista, the Creative Director of a luxury fashion brand who has a correspondingly high-class socialite lifestyle,
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General Hospital Casts AMC Fave Rebecca Budig in 'Spitfire' Role

General Hospital Casts AMC Fave Rebecca Budig in 'Spitfire' Role
Two-time Daytime Emmy nominee Rebecca Budig is making tracks for Port Charles.

RelatedGeneral Hospital Recasts Kiki

As part of General Hospital‘s Fan February promotion, executive producer Frank Valentini and headwriter Ron Carlivati announced on Twitter Tuesday that the All My Children and Guiding Light alumna will be joining the ABC serial in a role alternately described as “killer” and “a real spitfire.”

.@carlivatiron Okay Okay. Hey @RebeccaBudig wanna join the cast of Gh in a new Killer Role?? #Gh

Frank Valentini (@valentinifrank) February 10, 2015

.@valentinifrank Okay, but this character is a real spitfire. Do you think she can handle it?
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