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Today in Soap Opera History (January 21)

1980: As the World Turns' Wade Bookstore caught on fire.

1988: Another World's Mary and Jason were caught in an explosion.

1988: General Hospital's Anna was held hostage.

1997: Sunset Beach's Annie held a gun on Ben."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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1966: On Another World, an argument between John and Lee led to a devastating car crash.
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 31)

Four NBC daytime soap operas aired for the final time on

December 31st: Somerset (1976), Texas (1982),

The Doctors (1982) and Sunset Beach (1999)."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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1965: On Scarlett Hill, Kate (Beth Lockerbie) and Pearl discussed their fears that Ruth was only marrying Mr. Quill for his money. Sheila became extremely rude to Pearl when Pearl tried to show her pictures of the five-year-old she was about to adopt. Sheila revealed a bit of her tragic life to Stan. Ruth openly admitted to Kate that she was only getting married for the money, knowing there was nothing Kate could do to stop her,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 26)

1966: Sft's Joanne and Stu celebrated Christmas with family and

friends. 1986: In the final scene of Search for Tomorrow,

Stu asked, "What is it, Jo? What is it you're searching for?"

Jo's reply: "Tomorrow. And I can't wait.""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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1941: After being canceled by the network, NBC Radio aired what was intended to be the final episode of radio soap opera The Guiding Light. The network received 75,000 protest letters and the show returned 11 weeks later on March 16, 1942, running for four and a half more years on NBC Radio before being canceled again. CBS Radio
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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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Andi Mack Sneak Peek: Buffy Makes a Surprising New Friend

Andi Mack Sneak Peek: Buffy Makes a Surprising New Friend
Buffy has a new friend with a real, ahem, passion for card games.

RelatedAndi Mack Recap: Cyrus’ Coming Out Journey Begins in Season 2 Premiere

Juliet Mills — who, among her extensive list of television credits, starred on NBC’s Passions from 1999 to 2008 — guest-stars in Friday’s episode of Andy Mack (Disney Channel, 8/7c) as an elderly woman Buffy visits as part of a community service program.

But as you’ll see in TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek, the two have more in common than Buffy originally assumes.

Hit Play on the video above, then drop a comment with your thoughts below.
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‘Bold And The Beautiful’ Bill Is About To Get Help For Another Big Scandal

Alright, so according to a new report from Soaps.com,we're about to see Bill plot out a new, big scandal. If this scandal works, it could definitely put him back in the driver's seat at Spencer Publications. This is why Bill is going to needs some very specialized help to pull it off. That's where this new guy Ken will come into play. It's being reported by both Soaps.com and TVinsider.com that Bill is going to hire a tech wiz guy named Ken to hack into the Spencer Publications computer files in an effort to retrieve the incriminating recording that Liam has of Bill confessing to setting the Spectra building on fire. Obviously, if Bill can get his hands on it, Liam would have nothing to continue blackmailing Bill with. That would set the stage for Bill to return and take back his company. The big question
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About McKenzie Westmore

McKenzie Westmore is an actress who is best known for her role as Sheridan Crane Lopez-Fitzgerald on the “Passions” soap opera. She appeared in a recurrent role from 1999 to 2008 in a nine year run. McKenzie is also a singer, among her other talents. While most people think of her as Sheridan, the actress has appeared in many other roles throughout her career. Here are five things that you didn’t know about her. 1. Robert De Niro gave her a start in acting De Niro was at the home of McKenzie’s parents because her father was a makeup artist

Five Things You Didn’t Know About McKenzie Westmore
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TVLine Items: Natalie Zea Gets Famous, Michael Jackson's Halloween and More

TVLine Items: Natalie Zea Gets Famous, Michael Jackson's Halloween and More
Natalie Zea is taking a detour from her TBS comedy to join Showtime’s White Famous.

The Detour star will recur on the upcoming Jamie Foxx co-created/co-starring series as Amy, a high-profile Hollywood agent to whom SNL alum Jay Pharoah’s up-and-coming comedian Floyd is drawn.

Additionally, Kendrick Sampson (How to Get Away With Murder) will recur as Robbie, a handsome British actor auditioning alongside Floyd.

RelatedJay Pharoah Lands Lead in Jamie Foxx’s Showtime Pilot White Famous

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Michael Jackson’s Halloween is coming to CBS this fall in
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Bold And The Beautiful 2017 Bringing On A New Doctor Character For July Episodes

According to a new report from the folks at Soapcentral, we're about to see a new doctor character show up on the "Bold And The Beautiful" scene in late July 2017. He's going to be played by French-American actor Gilles Marini (above). His guest appearance is being described as a very pivotal arc. Also, they say his Summer storylines are supposed be very juicy. Getting back to his character description. They're told that he will be a doctor who has to unexpectedly treat a character in Monaco. He's expected to show up onscreen in two episodes that will start on Friday, July 28th,2017. So, be sure to look out for him on that date. Gilles Marini's acting resume includes roles in HBO's hit drama "Sex and The City" and Lifetime's "Devious Maids," "Brothers and Sisters," "Ugly Betty," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Two Broke Girls," and Switched at Birth. He also competed in seasons 8 and 15 of ABC's hit dancing show, "Dancing With the Stars." He was also previously cast on "The Bold And The Beautiful" as different characters for a couple of one-episode stints in 2005 and 2007. He played an Italian bicycle rider on the now defunct "Passions" soap opera way back in 2006. In addition to the whole treating a patient storyline, they also mentioned that Gilles arc will include some characters traveling to Monte Carlo for the annual Spencer Summit. There's also going to be a swimwear fashion show challenge that's going to pit the Spectra and Forrester fashion houses against each other. So, that certainly sounds like that could give us some pretty intense storylines to look forward to. Unfortunately, they didn't mention which other characters we'll see in Monte Carlo. But hopefully, some more info will pop up before that date. Be sure to follow us for more "Bold And The Beautiful" news coverage on our "Bold And The Beautiful" Facebook page by Clicking Here.
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TV's 15 Best Musical Episodes, Ranked (Plus the One Absolute Worst)

TV's 15 Best Musical Episodes, Ranked (Plus the One Absolute Worst)
“Musical episode.” No two words strike fear in the hearts of network executives — and snark in the minds of critics — with greater expedience. But when done right, the result can be a beautiful thing.

VideosThe Flash and Supergirl Get Retro Glam in First Musical Crossover Promo

With two big-ticket musical episodes on the horizon — the Supergirl/Flash crossover airs Tuesday (The CW, 8/7c), while Once Upon a Time‘s song-and-dance hour will air later this season — TVLine decided to take a look back at some of our favorites from days (and shows) gone by.

Before you start whining about your favorites being omitted,
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Exclusive: Justin Hartley Brings Honesty and Humility to ‘This Is Us’

Exclusive: Justin Hartley Brings Honesty and Humility to ‘This Is Us’
“I didn’t know I was known as the ‘daytime guy,’” Justin Hartley, star of the breakout NBC series This Is Us, tells Et from the top of the Empire State Building in New York City, where on a chilly February morning he’s happily posing for cameras, making the rounds with reporters and acknowledging fans who recognize him as the 36-year-old version of Kevin Pearson. “But this show certainly has changed the trajectory of things.”

Created by Crazy, Stupid, Love screenwriter Dan Fogelman, the multigenerational family dramedy has quickly become the biggest hit of the 2016-17 TV season, pulling in at least 13 million viewers each week and earning several Golden Globe nominations, including Best Television Series – Drama. The show also marks the biggest role of Hartley’s career, which started with playing Nicholas Foxworth "Fox" Crane on Passions before spending the better part of a decade appearing on Smallville, Emily Owens, M.D. and
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Natalie Zea Says Two of Her 16-Month-Old Daughter’s First Words Were ‘White Wine’: ‘She’s Just Very … Astute’

Natalie Zea Says Two of Her 16-Month-Old Daughter’s First Words Were ‘White Wine’: ‘She’s Just Very … Astute’
Most stories you hear of baby’s first words probably include one like “Mama,” “Dada,” “no” or even “dog,” but one early addition to Natalie Zea‘s daughter’s vocabulary was a little more outside the box.

“She really says ‘white wine,’ as articulate as any grown adult,” The Detour star tells People Now of her 16-month-old little girl Reygan. “She can barely say ‘Mama,’ but she can say ‘white wine.’ ”

And where did Reygan pick that up? “I have my white wine at dinner,” admits the actress, 41. “So she’s just very … astute.”

Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements,
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Bewitched's Bernard Fox Dead at 89

Bewitched's Bernard Fox Dead at 89
Bernard Fox, who played “witch doctor” Dr. Bombay on Bewitched, has died of heart failure; he was 89 years old. The Hollywood Reporter first confirmed the news with Fox’s publicist.

In an acting career that spanned six decades, the Welsh actor with the distinctive mustache was best known for a pair of TV roles, both airing in the late 1960s. On Bewitched, he played warlock physician Dr. Bombay, who was summoned by Samantha to treat all kinds of supernatural illnesses. And on Hogan’s Heroes, he played Colonel Crittendon, a bumbling British officer whose plans for escaping the German Pow camp never quite succeeded.
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'This Is Us' Star Justin Hartley on His Meta Role and Going Toe to Toe With Sterling K. Brown

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Tuesday's This Is Us.]

Before NBC freshman drama This Is Us, viewers were more likely to know Justin Hartley from his daytime turns on Passions as well as Young and the Restless or even as the original Green Arrow/Oliver Queen portrayer on Smallville. But thanks to the Dan Fogelman family drama's early success and strong critical praise, Hartley’s somewhat meta role as Kevin — the actor who stormed out on his leading role as The Manny in the pilot — has changed helped change his career.

For several episodes, audiences have watched as Kevin’s relationship with his...
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This Is Us: Justin Hartley Offers Odds You'll Ugly-Cry ('For Sure'), Talks Sitcom Bonding With Alan Thicke

This Is Us: Justin Hartley Offers Odds You'll Ugly-Cry ('For Sure'), Talks Sitcom Bonding With Alan Thicke
By the end of This Is Us‘ first episode, characters we’ve barely met (yet already care about) experience quite a few extremes of the human condition. There’s budding love. Sibling bonds. A terrible loss. A life-affirming reconnection.

And then there’s Kevin, a very attractive and often shirtless Los Angeles actor who’s unhappy that his lucrative sitcom role is a waste of his time, talent and purpose.

RelatedNBC’s Twisty Fall Series This Is Us Is ‘Dramedy Version of Lost’

Smallville alum Justin Hartley plays Kevin, and he’s highly aware that his character’s woes may
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BrainDead: Which Star Auditioned for a Role on Glee?

If you are like me, you probably are still mourning the ending of The Good Wife. Lucky for everyone, CBS has treated us to a new guilty pleasure from Robert and Michelle King called BrainDead. The series may not be anything like The Good Wife, but it still has a tone that still helps to fill the void. BrainDead has many familiar faces in its cast including Tony Shalhoub and Dann Pino. Here are four fun facts about the show’s stars. Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s First Major TV Role was on Passions Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays Laurel on BrainDead, has been acting for almost 20 years! Her first big break came

BrainDead: Which Star Auditioned for a Role on Glee?
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Fun Trailer for The Zombie Thriller Dead Rising: Endgame

The first trailer has been released for Legendary Digital's zombie film Dead Rising: Endgame, which is based on the popular video game franchise Dead Rising, and is also a sequel to the movie Dead Rising Watchtower. I enjoyed the first film and this new one looks like it will be just as entertaining.

Dead Rising: Endgame drops us into the zombie-infested quarantined zone of East Mission City where investigative reporter Chase Carter (Jesse Metcalfe) must stop a secret government conspiracy which, though seemingly aimed at ending the country’s zombie epidemic, will also kill millions of innocent civilians. Dead Rising: Endgame is based on the hugely popular Dead Rising video game franchise by Capcom, which has sold over 9.1 million copies worldwide.

Jesse Metcalfe returns to Dead Rising: Endgame as Chase Carter, the well-known television journalist who goes back underground to stop the military’s rogue operation and break the ultimate story.
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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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Stepping Out! Susan Lucci's Grandson with Cerebral Palsy Walks First-Ever Red Carpet After Undergoing Life-Changing Surgery

Stepping Out! Susan Lucci's Grandson with Cerebral Palsy Walks First-Ever Red Carpet After Undergoing Life-Changing Surgery
When Susan Lucci's daughter Liza Huber first found out in 2010 that her son Brendan had cerebral palsy, she could not have imagined he would walk a red carpet just six years later.

But Brendan got just that chance when he attended Monday's 15th Annual Women Who Care awards luncheon, which his mother and grandmother co-hosted.

Lucci, 69, proudly told People at the New York event: "For the first time he can stand up straight. His feet are flat on the floor."

Brendan's big debut comes just months after he underwent a selective dorsal rhizotomy, which involved cutting some sensory nerves
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Stepping Out! Susan Lucci's Grandson with Cerebral Palsy Walks First-Ever Red Carpet After Undergoing Life-Changing Surgery

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Stepping Out! Susan Lucci's Grandson with Cerebral Palsy Walks First-Ever Red Carpet After Undergoing Life-Changing Surgery
When Susan Lucci's daughter Liza Huber first found out in 2010 that her son Brendan had cerebral palsy, she could not have imagined he would walk a red carpet just six years later. But Brendan got just that chance when he attended Monday's 15th Annual Women Who Care awards luncheon, which his mother and grandmother co-hosted. Lucci, 69, proudly told People at the New York event: "For the first time he can stand up straight. His feet are flat on the floor." Brendan's big debut comes just months after he underwent a selective dorsal rhizotomy, which involved cutting some sensory nerves
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