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Today in Soap Opera History (December 29)

1967: Days of our Lives' Mickey and Laura were married.

1975: Another World's Marianne had an abortion.

1982: Kvik hosted a telethon on Texas.

1995: General Hospital's Ned found Jason unconscious."History is a vast early warning system."

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"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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1961: NBC aired the final episode of From These Roots after a three and a half year run. Ftr actress Ann Flood starred as Liz, a successful writer who had returned to her New England hometown of Strathfield to run her family's newspaper, the Strathfield Record. The cast included Robert Mandan (Sam), Millette Alexander (Gloria) and Barbara Berjer (Lynn).

1967: On The Edge of Night,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 10)

1979: The Edge of Night's Deborah continued to be poisoned.

1981: Milton Berle guest-starred on General Hospital.

1991: Days of our Lives' Carly and Bo exchanged vows in Mexico.

2001: One Life to Live's Blair was reunited with her baby."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...

1957: On The Edge of Night, Willy (Edward Holmes) informed Mike (John Larkin) that Ed was the staff member who talked to Dalton.

1971: On The Doctors, Dr. Steve Aldrich (David O'Brien) recalled how happy he and Carolee Simpson (Carolee Campbell) were the day that he was arrested for Dan's murder. Later at the jail,
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Days of Our Lives Casts General Hospital Alum Tyler Christopher in Mystery Role

Days of Our Lives Casts General Hospital Alum Tyler Christopher in Mystery Role
One of Port Charles’ longtime residents is relocating to Salem.

Tyler Christopher, who played Nikolas Cassadine on ABC’s General Hospital, is joining the cast of NBC’s Days of Our Lives in an as-yet-unspecified role, EW.com reports. Christopher is said to have begun filming last week, with his on-screen debut not expected before the end of the year or early 2018.

RelatedDays of Our Lives: Louise Sorel to Return

Christopher, who in 2016 won his first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, originated the role of Laura Spencer’s firstborn son back in 1996. After
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Heartland Movie Review

Heartland is a film that will tear at you, but not for the reasons it hopes. At the heart of Heartland is a story about all the ache, frustration, and alienation the gay community struggles with and through, which would make for the indie gem of the year. Unfortunately, the film is so focused on belaboring the obvious and tired details of its setting, and it does so, somehow, from such an ingenuous perspective that it never really dives into its own effort.

Velinda Godfrey, who co-wrote (with Todd Waring), produced, and stars in Heartland, is Lauren, who we meet as she is suffering through her dying girlfriend’s last hours. With few options, and naturally distraught, she returns home to figure out what she’s going to do with herself. Unfortunately, her mother, Crystal (Beth Grant), is very religious, which means theirs is obviously a tricky relationship. As is perhaps not completely unusual,
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General Hospital: Is Luke Spencer Coming Back to Town?

General Hospital fans have one question they ask repeatedly, and it’s a fair question. Will Luke Spencer ever return? Will Anthony Geary ever reprise his role as the love of Laura Spencer’s life? Theirs is one of the greatest soap opera love stories of all time. Everyone knows Luke and Laura, even if they don’t watch soaps. They know this couple as being one of the most famous on-screen couples of all time, and when he left the show it destroyed some people. Fans have been wondering if he might return simply because we all know that Tracy Quatermaine’s actress

General Hospital: Is Luke Spencer Coming Back to Town?
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Exclusive: Emily Deschanel Reflects on the 'Bones' Series Finale: 'Nothing Can Prepare You for the Very End'

Exclusive: Emily Deschanel Reflects on the 'Bones' Series Finale: 'Nothing Can Prepare You for the Very End'
Bones said goodbye after 12 seasons on Tuesday night, with a series finale that paid tribute to the brilliant mind of Dr. Temperance Brennan, by showing what life would be like without it.

In the aftermath of the bombing at the Jeffersonian, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) thankfully survives -- as do Booth (David Boreanaz), Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) and Angela (Michaela Conlin) -- but she knows immediately that something’s wrong. Unable to remember what she was doing prior to the explosion or recall what the team was working on, Brennan tearfully insists to Booth that “something is wrong with me.”

And she’s right. Once the foursome escapes the rubble of the Medico-Legal Lab, Cam (Tamara Taylor) informs the forensic anthropologist that she has a contusion on her corpus callosum, the nerves that join the two hemispheres of the brain. Essentially, the brilliant scientist has lost her ability to process complex information, a devastating
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'Bones' Says Goodbye After 12 Seasons: How the 'Squint Squad' Passed Every Test (Especially the Bechdel)

'Bones' Says Goodbye After 12 Seasons: How the 'Squint Squad' Passed Every Test (Especially the Bechdel)
When Bones signs off on Tuesday night, after 12 seasons on Fox, it will do so as the network’s longest-running scripted drama, having solved -- according to finale promos -- 275 cases in 246 episodes. And that prolific conviction rate may not even be the most impressive thing that the series accomplished.

Because Bones -- which was based on the life and works of real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs -- did more than just stay on the air, leapfrogging more than 20 different time slots in its 12-year run. In a television landscape populated with morose antiheroes and sarcastic protagonists that often poke fun at the earnestness of cops-and-science procedurals like Bones, sometimes directly by name (see: American Dad, Bojack Horseman, Bob’s Burgers and more), the show was a champion of justice and evidence, science and guts, “brains and heart.” It told new stories every week, while at the same time unfolding its central characters little by little, making
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'Bones' Sends Off Old Friends and Brings Back a Big Bad in Explosive Penultimate Episode

'Bones' Sends Off Old Friends and Brings Back a Big Bad in Explosive Penultimate Episode
Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s Bones.

Bones set the stage for its series finale on Tuesday’s explosive penultimate episode, which, true to form for the long-running Fox procedural, combined the joy of a wedding with the terror of a killer on the loose. And everything ended with a bang.

The episode, titled “The Day in the Life,” flashed back and forward around the events of Cam (Tamara Taylor) and Arastoo’s (Pej Vahdat) reception, giving fans a chance to see the happy couple and all their friends and relatives -- Michelle! Felicia! Most of the old “squinterns!” -- celebrating their much-deserved bliss.

However, the honeymoon doesn’t last long, as the next morning Cam and Arastoo are summoned back to the Jeffersonian Institute’s Medico-Legal Lab, where, as Brennan (Emily Deschanel) puts it, “everything” has gone wrong.

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Related: 'Bones' Stars and Creator Address 'Possible' Revival
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General Hospital Q&A: Hillary B. Smith Talks Oltl Legal Eagle Nora's Arrival in Port Charles, Reunions Galore

General Hospital Q&A: Hillary B. Smith Talks Oltl Legal Eagle Nora's Arrival in Port Charles, Reunions Galore
One Life to Live legal eagle Nora Buchanan will next exhibit her expertise in the courts of Port Charles, when Hillary B. Smith begins a short stint on ABC’s General Hospital (starting Monday, March 6).

RelatedGeneral Hospital Casts Hillary B. Smith — as Oltl‘s Nora!

When Oltl’s broadcast run came to an end in 2011, Smith was among the cast who continued on with the long-running soap’s “version 2.0,” on Prospect Park’s short-lived The Online Network. Meanwhile, costars such as Roger Howarth and Michael Easton migrated their Llanview characters to Gh — until a legal kerfuffle with Prospect Park
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Big Bang, Homeland, The Flash, Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, The 100 and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Big Bang, Homeland, The Flash, Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, The 100 and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Any scoop on The Big Bang Theory would be fantastic! —Mer

Ausiello: Sheldon and Amy are sloooooowly making Penny’s apartment their own. “If you look carefully, some of Sheldon’s things are quietly migrating from [his and Leonard’s old apartment] into what was Penny’s apartment,” reveals showrunner Steve Molaro, adding that he’s loathe to conduct a wholesale revamp of what is essentially one of the show’s three iconic sets (the other two being Sheldon’s old apartment with
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General Hospital: Tyler Christopher Not Returning, as Contract Talks Crumble

General Hospital: Tyler Christopher Not Returning, as Contract Talks Crumble
Remember what we said about “Some day, your prince will come“…? Scratch that.

Because as it turns out, contract talks between Tyler Christopher and General Hospital “fell apart” in August, Soap Opera Digest is reporting, and as such he won’t be returning to the role of Nikolas Cassadine, from which he took a hiatus in May.

RelatedGeneral Hospital‘s Tyler Christopher Teases His Return as Nikolas

During Christopher’s late spring/summer absence from ABC’s sole surviving sudser, Sunset Beach alum Nick Stabile took over as Nikolas, making his final appearance in late July. Christopher in turn
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General Hospital's Tyler Christopher Teases His Return as Nikolas

General Hospital's Tyler Christopher Teases His Return as Nikolas
Someday, your prince will come… back to Port Charles. And that day is perhaps not too far into the future.

General Hospital vet Tyler Christopher said on Friday evening at a Gh Fan Club Weekend kickoff event that he expects to soon resume taping at the ABC sudser, which he abruptly took a hiatus from the role of Nikolas Cassadine back in May.

RelatedGeneral Hospital‘s Kirsten Storms Sets Return Date as Maxie

Update: Original accounts of the event were more in the affirmative, prompting Christopher to clarify his status via Twitter, maintaining, “Nothing official yet”:

Slow down
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General Hospital's Tyler Christopher Replaced as Nikolas by Nick Stabile

General Hospital's Tyler Christopher Replaced as Nikolas by Nick Stabile
Tyler Christopher has been temporarily replaced as General Hospital‘s dark prince, Nikolas Cassadine, by daytime TV vet Nick Stabile, TVLine has confirmed.

RelatedGeneral Hospital Ep Promises a Big Nurses Ball Wedding, a Nasty Catfight and a Surprising Jason/Elizabeth Twist

A spokesperson for ABC’s one remaining soap could neither say how long the recast would be playing Hayden’s husband nor when the big switch would take place on air. Christopher, who recently won his first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, originated the role of Laura Spencer’s firstborn son back in
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'Bones' Episode 11.14 Photos: Brennan Testifies at an FBI Hearing About Her Assault of an Unarmed Suspect

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'Bones' Episode 11.14 Photos: Brennan Testifies at an FBI Hearing About Her Assault of an Unarmed Suspect
Official episodic photos for Bones season 11 episode 14, "The Last Shot at a Second Chance," airing Thursday, May 5.

From Fox: "The Jeffersonian investigates the murder of a convicted felon who had been released to a halfway house, but disappeared, and a suspect in the case has ties to Booth. Meanwhile, Brennan testifies at an FBI hearing about the circumstances regarding her assault of an unarmed suspect from a previous case, and the outcome of the hearing could lead to her suspension and prevent her from working with the FBI. Aubrey and Jessica?s (guest star Laura Spencer) first kiss is delayed again and Hodgins continues to push Angela away."
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Watch: ‘Heartland’ Trailer Shows Hardships in Same-Sex Love

The long-in-the-making lesbian indie “Heartland” is finally making its world premiere March 5 at the Cinequest Film Festival. The romantic drama stars Laura Spencer (“The Big Bang Theory”) and its screenwriter Velinda Godfrey as star-crossed lovers. Godfrey plays Lauren, an artist who returns to her childhood home in Oklahoma to live with her mother (Beth Grant of “The Mindy Project”) after the death of her longtime girlfriend. Her brother Justin (Aaron Leddick) is also visiting home with his girlfriend Carrie (Spencer). What starts as a friendship between Carrie and Lauren slowly progresses into a forbidden love affair. The film was first written in “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor’s film workshop, and has since accumulated praise from actors Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Julia Stiles, and Tambor himself. “This film emulates a reality that we all live in now,” director Maura Anderson said in a statement. “This is the world we live in
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New Bones Season 11,Episode 6 Spoiler Promo Clip Hit The Net

Last night, Fox dropped the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Bones" episode 6 of season 11, and it gives us new looks at some pretty interesting stuff as Booth and Brennan are spotted doing their thing as they investigate the death of a Senator, and more. The episode is titled, "Impractical Jokers." In the new,6th episode official description: A pair of funny sanitation workers (guest stars Sal Vulcano and James Murray; "Impractical Jokers") are going to discover the shredded body of a U.S. Senator in a street sweeper, which will lead Brennan, Booth and the team to Capitol Hill, where they meet with U.S. Senator and majority whip Hayley Winters (guest star Brenda Strong) and the victim's chief of staff Eric Morales (guest star Nicholas Gonzalez) to get to the bottom of this political murder. Meanwhile, as Aubrey starts to develop a relationship with squintern Jessica
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New Bones Season 11,Episode 6 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By Fox

Recently, Fox served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Bones" episode 6 of season 11. The episode is entitled, "Impractical Jokers," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty dramatic and interesting stuff go down as the murder of a political figure, prompts the team's latest investigation, and more. In the new, 6th episode press release: The Team Goes To Capitol Hill To Solve The Murder Of A Political Figure On An All-new "Bones" Thursday, November 5, On Fox. Press release number 2: A pair of funny sanitation workers (guest stars Sal Vulcano and James Murray; "Impractical Jokers") are going to discover the shredded body of a U.S. Senator in a street sweeper, which is going to lead Brennan, Booth and the team to Capitol Hill, where they meet with U.S. Senator and majority whip Hayley Winters (guest star Brenda Strong) and the victim's chief
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Has Big Bang Theory Cast New Love Interests for Sheldon and Amy?

Has Big Bang Theory Cast New Love Interests for Sheldon and Amy?
Is The Big Bang Theory about to give us “The New Love Interests Initiation”?

The CBS comedy has cast Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) and Analeigh Tipton (Manhattan Love Story) as Season 9 guest stars, TVLine has confirmed.

RelatedThe Big Bang Theory: Laura Spencer Promoted to Series Regular

While the network would not confirm who Merchant and Tipton will be playing, reports from audience members who attended the taping of Episode 9 suggest they’ll appear as respective dates for the recently broken-up Amy and Sheldon.

Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
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'Bones' Episode 11.6 Photos: Brenda Strong Guest Stars as a U.S. Senator

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'Bones' Episode 11.6 Photos: Brenda Strong Guest Stars as a U.S. Senator
Official episodic photos for Bones season 11 episode 6, "The Senator in the Street Sweeper," airing Thursday, November 5.

From Fox: "A pair of funny sanitation workers (guest stars Sal Vulcano and James Murray; ?Impractical Jokers?) discover the shredded body of a U.S. Senator in a street sweeper, which leads Brennan, Booth and the team to Capitol Hill, where they meet with U.S. Senator and majority whip Hayley Winters (guest star Brenda Strong) and the victim?s chief of staff Eric Morales (guest star Nicholas Gonzalez) to get to the bottom of this political murder. Meanwhile, as Aubrey starts to develop a relationship with squintern Jessica (guest star Laura Spencer), he looks into her past to make sure nothing will harm his dream of a future in politics."
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The Big Bang Theory Season 9 Episode 4 Review – ‘The 2003 Approximation’

Tom Beasley reviews the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory in a week where Raj and Howard formed a band and Sheldon continued to showcase an inability to cope with the changing relationships in his life…

After three slightly bizarre weeks at the start of this season of The Big Bang Theory, ‘The 2003 Approximation’ has the show back at its comedic best, with every character getting a moment to shine and narrative earthquakes taking a back seat. This was the show funnier than it has been for a very long time, shifting the relationship drama to a distant back seat in order to focus on jokes.

There were two main strands to this episode, with the first following Sheldon after the revelation that Leonard was to move out in order to live across the hall with new wife Penny. This triggered Sheldon to launch a disastrous hunt for a
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