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10 Soap Opera Businesses That Would Get Our Black Friday Bucks (VIDEO)

Editor's Note: This list was originally published on Nov. 23, 2012.

No. 10: Berrenger's Department Store, Berrenger's

In 1985, NBC debuted Berrenger's, a splashy, primetime serial about a glamorous, New York City department store dynasty. The soap opera from Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick was meant to be a competitor for ABC's Dynasty and CBS primetime sudsers Dallas, Falcon Crest and Knots Landing among others.

Unfortunately, suds lovers were only able to follow the antics of the Berrenger family, friends and foes for 13 short episodes. A pre-Generations Jonelle Allen and future Dallas and All My Children hunk Jack Scalia both appeared. Watch an NBC promo for the premiere of Berrenger's (at the 24 second mark) below!

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Clarence on Bold and Beautiful's Warring Clans: "By Christmas They'll Be Throwing Punches" (VIDEO)

The Forrester, Spencers, Logan and Fuller clans gathered for Thanksgiving dinner and while everyone may have tried to play nice, Clarence reveals in his latest The Bold and the Beautiful update he believes they'll be throwing punches by Christmas. Watch the clip after the jump! READ MORE

PC #71: If You Build It They Will Come

On today's Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Melodie Aikels, Regan Cellura and Jenna Dorsi dish the latest TV and  pop culture hot topics and headlines, including:

The latest twists and turns on American Horror Story: Coven. Olivia Pope's mother takes desperate measures on Scandal. Is the demise of Cristina and Meredith friendship on Grey's Anatomy great drama or death by a thousand cuts? A shocking death takes place on Person of Interest. Should Daniel be killed off on Revenge

Find out what the PC gang thought of the American Music Awards and the performance by Miley Cyrus.

All this and more on today's Pop Confidential. 


DC #743: Top 5 Things We're Thankful For in 2013

On today's Daytime Confidential Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Melodie Aikels and Regan Cellura count down the Top 5 Things They Are Thankful For in Soaps in 2013.

Share the Top 5 things you're thankful for from soaps in 2013 in the comments. We'd love to know what made your list!

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast! READ MORE

10 Steamy Books That Would Make Excellent Television Soap Operas

Every time you refresh your page, while visiting one of Hollywood's top industry websites, you're likely to be reading a new article about a hot best seller being adapted for the big or small screen. Both daytime and primetime soap opera creators have long been inspired by the literary world.

 Before it was a hit movie or televised guilty pleasure, Peyton Place was a scandalous tome by Grace Metalious. The classic 1960's sudser later spun off to daytime in the early 70's, via the short-lived daily serial Return to Peyton Place

Flamingo Road and Rituals also started off as books. Irna PhillipsLove is a Many Splendored Thing (1967-73) may have been viewed as a spin-off from the movie of the same name, but both projects found their origin in Han Suyin's autobiographical novel A Many-Splendoured Thing.

This got me to thinking. Should daytime and primetime television executives start looking more to books to find the next big serialized dramas? Here are a few steamy reads I'd start with! READ MORE

Daytime Confidential Top 20, October 2013

No. 20: Michael Muhney, The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless' Michael Muhney returns to the Daytime Confidential Top 20 for the first time since August of 2010. When he last appeared on the DC Top 20, Muhney ranked No. 16. This time the talented actor earned a spot at No. 20. READ MORE