Indie Series of the Week Poll (August 24-30, 2014)

In last week's ISN "Indie Series of the Week" poll, Family Problems was voted favorite web series for the week. It's now time to catch up on all the new episodes and vote for your favorite series in this week's poll.

You can also cast a vote for your favorite actor, actress and web series couple/duo. Voting ends Wednesday, September 3 at 4 p.m. ET (one vote per person per day).

Web series that aired one or more new episodes from August 24-30, 2014 are eligible. If an indie series aired this week and is not on the list, cast your vote as "Other" and write in your choice.

Watch this week's indie series below:
- Family Problems Episode 31 "Trust"
- The Horizon Episode 32 (season finale)
- People you Know Episode 6 "Let's Do Brunch"
- Proper Manors Season 2 Episode 10 "In Memorium Part I"
- Re-Casting Kyle Episode 12 "West Hollywood Bullshit"
- Red Shirts Episode 5 "Space Interrogation"
- Top Decking Season 2 Episode 11 "Coiling Oracle"
- Where the Bears Are Season 3 Episodes 5 "Bear on a Table" & 6 "Country Bear Jamboree"
- Youthful Daze Season 2 Episode 17 "Dangerous Intentions"

Soap Opera Ratings: 'The Young and the Restless' Posts Best Women 18-49 In Over 4 Months

For the week of August 18-22, 2014, The Young and the Restless posted its best women 18-49 rating since April and its largest weekly audience in more than a month, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. The Young and the Restless scored a 1.2/09 in women 18-49, up +9% from last week and its best rating since the week ending April 4.

Check out a breakdown of the Nielsen ratings below:

Total Viewers (versus previous week/versus same week last year)
1. The Young and the Restless 4,468,000 (+69,000/+14,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,490,000 (+61,000/+200,000)
3. General Hospital 2,780,000 (-99,000/+162,000)
4. Days of our Lives 2,390,000 (-73,000/+7,000)

'Masters of Sex' Preview: Mirror, Mirror

Photo Credit: Showtime
The sophomore season of Showtime's Masters of Sex continues on Sunday, August 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Masters of Sex stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances on Johnny Carson’s couch. He is a brilliant scientist out of touch with his own feelings, and she is a single working mother ahead of her time. The series chronicles their unusual lives, romance, and unlikely pop culture trajectory.

In this week's episode, "Mirror, Mirror," Johnson attempts to treat a woman on her own. Libby (Caitlin Fitzgerald) witnesses a hate crime.

Watch a sneak peek video below:

Former 'The Young and the Restless' Actress Victoria Mallory Has Died at age 64

Former The Young and the Restless actress Victoria Mallory died on August 30, 2014 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mallory was known for her work in the theater and on television. On TV, she starred as pianist Leslie Brooks on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1977 to 1982, visiting again in 1984. Later, she played Dr. Denise Foxworthy on NBC's Santa Barbara. Her other television credits included guest starring roles on Everwood, Touched By An Angel, Promised Land, the female lead in the made-for-television movie Unabomber: The True Story, and three CBS musical specials, The Emperor's New Clothes, Aladdin, and After Hours: Singin', Swingin' and All That Jazz, which won an Emmy Award in 1978 for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Daytime Programming.

Mallory made her Broadway debut when Richard Rodgers chose her to star as Maria in the first revival of "West Side Story" at Lincoln Center. She then went on to play Lili in City Center's revival of "Carnival." Mallory originated the role of Young Heidi in the Harold Prince/Stephen Sondheim production of "Follies" as well as the starring role of Anne Egerman in "A Little Night Music."

Today in Soap Opera History (August 30)

1968: Barnabas fought with Jennings on Dark Shadows.
1991: Wayne Northrop returned to Days of our Lives as Roman.
2004: General Hospital debuted a new opening.  2010: As
the World Turns'
Bob revealed that Nancy had died.
"To believe what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"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...

1968: On Dark Shadows, Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) and Willie (John Karlen) went to the crypt where Tom Jennings (Donald Briscoe) kept his coffin, but when Barnabas opened the coffin, it was empty. Jennings arrived and tried to bite him.

'The Doctors' Debuts on Retro TV September 29

Elizabeth Hubbard
Look for classic soap The Doctors to join Retro TV's afternoon lineup starting September 29th. Fans of the Emmy-winning series will find two episodes airing back-to- back every weekday at 12 p.m. ET/PT.

Set in Hope Memorial Hospital in the fictional New England city of Madison, The Doctors ran from 1963-1982 on NBC.

Emily Bronze, Luken's Director of Affiliate Relations, said "The positive feedback we've received since Retro TV's initial announcement of The Doctors has been phenomenal. Classic soap fans are excited about Retro TV and we look forward to expanding our offerings with this genre and audience."

Retro TV will start with The Doctors episodes from 1967, the year the show made the transition from black and white broadcasts to color.

Indie Series of the Week Poll Results (August 17-23, 2014)

Family Problems was voted web series of the week.
The results are in from "Indie Series of the Week" poll for web series that aired one or more new episodes from August 17-23, 2014.

Family Problems was voted favorite web series of the week. A new episode of Producing Juliet was second, followed by the latest from Where the Bears Are, The Horizon and My Gay Roommate.

Check out the complete results below including the Favorite Actor, Actress and Couple/Duo of the Week:

1Family Problems319
2Producing Juliet-2
3Where the Bears Are101
4The Horizon50
5My Gay Roommate-0
6Friends Like These-0
7Top Decking-0
8Red Shirts-0
9Derek and Cameron-0
10Re-Casting Kyle120

Watch the Top 3 series and see the rest of the poll results below:

'General Hospital' Spoilers (September 1-5, 2014)

Ava comes face to face with the enemy.
Check out day-to-day spoilers and two sneak peek videos below to find out what's happening on General Hospital during the week of September 1st.

Note: ABC is only airing four new episodes during the week.


Monday, September 1
ABC is airing a repeat episode of GH due the Labor Day holiday.

Tuesday, September 2
Levi (Zachary Garred) goes to extreme measures; revelations about the accident leave Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) stunned; Kiki (Kristen Alderson) accidentally hears surprising news.