Today in Soap Opera History (November 23)

1963: Doctor Who premiered. 1970: Daphne and Quentin
had a seance on Dark Shadows. 1984: Days' Stefano
shot Roman, who fell off a cliff. 1988: GH's Cheryl was delirious.
"Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years."
― Will Durant

"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...

1963: The original Doctor Who series premiered on the BBC. The show depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien. He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship.

'Friday Night Lights' Marathon Will Air During Pivot TV's "We Love Football" Week

Pivot is celebrating Thanksgiving with a marathon of Friday Night Lights. From football to family, the "We Love Football" marathon features the Dylan Panthers, Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his beloved wife Tami (Connie Britton).

Kicking off on Monday, November 24 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, each day will have a themed block of episodes including "We Love BBQ" (November 24), “Family First” (November 25), and “Tami Knows Best” (November 26). Finishing out the marathon on Thanksgiving day, Pivot will air some of the best episodes with an 11-hour marathon starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Former 'Another World' Actress Michelle Hurd: "Bill Cosby Was VERY Inappropriate With Me"

Michelle Hurd
Michelle Hurd, who played Dana Kramer on NBC daytime soap opera Another World from 1991 to 1997, is the latest actress to speak out about what Bill Cosby did to her in the past. Hurd detailed her experience on The Cosby Show in a Facebook post.

LOOK, I wasn’t going to say anything, but I can’t believe some of the things I've been reading, SO here is MY personal experience:

I did stand-in work on The Cosby show back in the day and YES, Bill Cosby was VERY inappropriate with me. It started innocently, lunch in his dressing room, daily, then onto weird acting exercises were he would move his hands up and down my body, (can’t believe I fell for that) I was instructed to NEVER tell anyone what we did together, (he said other actors would become jealous) and then fortunately, I dodged the ultimate bullet with him when he asked me to come to his house, take a shower so we could blow dry my hair and see what it looked like straightened. At that point my own red flags went off and I told him, "No, I'll just come to work tomorrow with my hair straightened".

Today in Soap Opera History (November 22)

1963: A live episode of top-rated soap opera As the World Turns
was interrupted at 1:40 p.m. by a CBS News Bulletin
from Walter Cronkite telling viewers President John F. Kennedy
had been shot and seriously wounded in Dallas.
"Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years."
― Will Durant

"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...

1963: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The clip below features Walter Cronkite breaking into the live broadcast of As the World Turns at 1:40 p.m. to deliver the news that shots had been fired at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade in Dallas, with first reports indicating the president was seriously wounded. The third interruption of that day's As the World Turns episode was when the non-stop CBS News coverage began.

'General Hospital' Spoilers (November 24-28, 2014)

Jake receives a mysterious visitor.  Photo Credit: ABC
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 November 24th.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, November 24
Larry (Hugo Napier) is hiding something; Anna (Finola Hughes) discloses more about what happened with Faison (Anders Hove); "Fluke" (Anthony Geary) arrives just as Luke (Anthony Geary) is about to leave, can Luke escape Ferncliff?; Julian (William deVry) is forced to reveal more to Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn); Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) is pressured by her boss to get to the bottom of who is behind the Jerome organization.

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (November 24-28, 2014)

Melanie (Molly Burnett) is back. But is she ready to face the bad boy
she left behind?
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on Days of our Lives during the week of November 24th.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, November 24
JJ (Casey Moss) reaches a decision about his future with Paige (True O'Brien); Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) reunites with Melanie (Molly Burnett), who does her best to cover up a secret; Daniel (Shawn Christian) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker) try to resist their obvious attraction to one another; Sonny (Freddie Smith) has it out with Chad (Billy Flynn), demanding to know if he can count on his business partner.