One Life to Live

Ex-One Life to Live Scribe Sues ABC For Alleged Unpaid Royalties

Disney's legal team must keep Antacids on hand, thanks to all of the soap opera-related lawsuits they have to defend. Former One Life to Live co-head writer Alison "Sam" Hall is suing over royalties he claims he's due following OLTL airing on Hulu, iTunes and OWN. READ MORE

The Haves and the Have Nots Delivers 2.8 Million Viewers For OWN

Tyler Perry keeps minting money and viewers for OWN. The Season 2 premiere of The Haves and the Have Nots pulled in 2.8 million viewers. It is the No. 1 season premiere in the cable network's history across all demos.

DC #746: Firings and Allegations

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels are back with the first episode of 2014 and there are so many headlines and storylines to discuss!

The Young and the Restless fired Michael Muhney in December, much to the surprise of fans. While no reason was given at the time, during the first week of January, TMZ published allegations Muhney was fired for groping co-star Hunter King. The DC gang dives into the allegations, star reactions, the fallout for Y&R and the giant mess the whole thing has become.

The DC crew then give their First Impressions of Ryan Paevey as General Hospital's newest detective. Sabrina is pregnant, but is the baby Patrick's or Carlos?

Chandler Massey says goodbye to Salem, as Guy Wilson takes over the role of Will Horton on Days of Our Lives this week. What will Sami do when she finds out EJ and Abigail had sex?

Why does everyone on The Bold and the Beautiful shame Brooke for being a slut, when they don't have any room to judge? Ridge reacts to finding out Brooke and Bill were an item.

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

The Haves and Have Nots Return January 7 (PROMO)

If you've missed the scandalous drama of Tyler Perry's The Haves and Have Nots, you'll want to make sure your DVR is set for January 7. The soapy  drama returns to OWN with its season two premiere.  Watch the sizzling preview after the jump!


Binge on First Three Episodes of Tainted Dreams (VIDEO)

Tainted Dream—the soap-within-a-soap featuring Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall, All My Children), Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip Spaulding, Guiding Light) and Kelley Menighan Hensley (ex-Emily Stewart, As the World Turns)—has released the first three episodes for fans to binge on. Watch them after the jump!


Will You Miss SOAPnet? (POLL)

What if people could watch their favorite soaps at night? With that revolutionary-at-the-time question in mind, Disney launched SOAPnet back in 2000. I remember, because as a college student in Arkansas, I was thoroughly pissed my cable provider didn't carry the channel.

How was it possible that a channel existed where re-runs of Dallas, Falcon Crest and Knots Landing aired constantly and I couldn't get it? A few years later, when I moved to Illinois for work, I discovered the majesty of SOAPnet.

It had it all. There were my aforementioned primetime soaps from boyhood, Another World, Ryan's Hope and a soap talk show featuring Lisa Rinna talking about her toe fungus. Those were the days. Oh, and if by chance my VCR mucked up during the day, I could still watch my daytime stories at night. Heaven.

Somewhere along the way, SOAPnet began to lose focus. Tacky reality shows were added, as well as beyond lame movies. "What the fudge is Clue doing on SOAPnet?" I screamed at random strangers in grocery store aisles. Yet those weekend marathons of Beverly Hills, 90210, One Tree Hill and Veronica Mars kept me watching.

Now that SOAPnet has gone on to that Great Cable Landscape in The Sky, are you sad to see it end?