Watch 'The Young and the Restless' Stars Joshua Morrow and Sharon Case Preview Nick and Sharon's Upcoming Wedding


Longtime The Young and the Restless stars Joshua Morrow (Nick) and Sharon Case (Sharon) were guests on Hallmark Channel's Home & Family on Tuesday to discuss their characters' upcoming wedding. Watch the segment below which includes a sneak peek of the nuptials:

'Santa Barbara' Emmy Winner Justin Gocke Dead at 36

Santa Barbara stars Robin Mattson and Justin Gocke.
Actor turned businessman Justin Gocke, best known for his Emmy-winning role on the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara, died on September 8. He was 36.

Justin Earle Gocke was born on January 31, 1978 in Los Angeles, California.

At age 6, he landed a role in The Burning Bed movie starring Farrah Fawcett. He continued to work in the entertainment industry until age 14, ending his acting career shortly after he started high school.

Today in Soap Opera History (September 30)

1966: A ghost emerged from Josette's portrait on Dark Shadows.
1978: Lucy was devastated when Gary & Val left Dallas again.
1982: Karen Fairgate met Mack Mackenzie in Knots Landing.
1985: General Hospital's Frisco was determined to go undercover.
"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future."
― Robert Penn Warren

"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 Dark Shadows, David (David Henesy) took Victoria (Alexandra Moltke) to the Old House to show her the ghosts. After they left, a ghost emerged from the portrait of Josette Collins.

'Devious Maids' Will Return in 2015 For Season 3

Lifetime will air the third season of Devious Maids in 2015.
Lifetime has renewed its hit series Devious Maids for a 13-episode third season. Executive produced by Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Devious Maids Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem, Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci.

"We are thrilled to be bringing Devious Maids back for another season. Marc Cherry has created a uniquely twisted world that blends his comic wit with devilishly ingenious characters and plot twists," said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime.

Devious Maids is set in a world where murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills' wealthiest and most powerful families. Class warfare has never been as fun and dirty as it is in the tiny enclave where the staff is as clever, witty and downright devilish as their employers. The series centers on a close-knit group of maids, Marisol (Ortiz), Rosie (Ramírez), Carmen (Sánchez), Valentina (Ganem) and Zoila (Reyes), who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the melodramatic universe that engulfs their employers. Devious Maids also stars Grant Show, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin, Drew Van Acker and Mark Deklin.

Season 2 of Devious Maids, which concluded July 13th, fueled Lifetime to be the number one cable network in its Sunday 10-11pm time period with Total Females, Women 18+, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49. In its freshman season, the series was Lifetime's fastest-growing drama ever.

Inspired by the hit telenovela Ellas son… la alegría del hogar and created by Marc Cherry, Devious Maids is produced by ABC Studios.

Season 3, which will air next year, will be executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind (Desperate Housewives) and Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives). Joining them is the creative team of Ric Swartzlander (Cougar Town), Brian Tanen (Desperate Housewives), Larry Shuman (Kissing Miranda), David Lonner, John Mass and Televisa USA’s Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia.

'Dark Shadows' and 'One Life to Live' Writer Sam Hall Dead at 93

Matthew Hall and Sam Hall.
Writer Sam Hall, best known for his work on Dark Shadows and One Life to Live, died on Friday, September 26. He was 93.

Allison Samuel Hall was born on March 11, 1921, in Carrollton, Ohio, and graduated from Dartmouth and Yale. A veteran of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, he was married to actress Grayson Hall in 1952.

Sam was a playwright who had spent several years working on the CBS daytime drama The Brighter Day. He was not really interested in accepting another TV job. But the family had been struggling for a while, and Sam was considering moving back to Ohio to work at his father’s rubber gloves factory. Then Grayson got a short-term acting role on ABC's afternoon soap opera Dark Shadows, which turned into a long-term gig, and that kept them in New York. So when creator Dan Curtis said he needed a new writer to replace Malcolm Marmorstein, Sam said he would give it a try. The series became a cult classic, with stories that continued to be told in novels, comic books, movies, audio stories, a primetime television revival and more. Dark Shadows featured the traditional themes of love and family during its five-year run (1966-1971), but mixed in were werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and even a parallel universe.

Today in Soap Opera History (September 29)

1969: Bright Promise premiered. 1978: For Richer, For 
Poorer ended.  1989: Terry Lester debuted on Santa 
Barbara. 1995: Another World's Vicky hoped Ryan
would survive being shot.
"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future."
― Robert Penn Warren

"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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1947: Radio soap opera Claudia premiered. Due in large part to the success of the two Claudia movies, the D'Arcy advertising agency decided to bring the characters to radio in a five-a-week quarter-hour serial on behalf of its client, Coca-Cola. Kathryn Bard was cast as Claudia and Paul Crabtree as David, with Joe King announcing.

1969: Daytime soap opera Bright Promise premiered on NBC. The daytime soap opera ran at 3:30 p.m. ET until March 31, 1972. The show revolved around students and faculty at the fictional Bancroft College and was created by Frank and Doris Hursley. The show starred Dana Andrews, and Anthony Geary would later join the cast. Bright Promise actress Gail Kobe would become the executive producer of its replacement show, Return to Peyton Place.

'The Young and the Restless' Alum Joe LaDue Dead at 70

Quinn Redeker and Joe LaDue (right) attended a 30th anniversary
celebration for Jeanne Cooper in 2004.
Actor Joe LaDue died on May 26 at age 70.

LaDue starred as Derek Thurston on CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless from 1977-1980. In 1983, he played Detective Harry Frost on NBC's Days of our Lives.

LaDue's other credits include Emergency!, The Rookies, Starsky and Hutch, Casino, Luckytown and Ocean's Eleven.

In recent years, LaDue had suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

Services were held on Sunday, July 29 at the Blue Diamond Foursquare Church in Blue Diamond, Nevada.

Today in Soap Opera History (September 28)

1962: Daytime soap operas The Brighter Day (CBS) and
Our Five Daughters (NBC) aired for the final time.  1981: General
Hospital was featured on the cover of Newsweek.
1987: Delia had a courtoom fantasy on Ryan's Hope.
"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future."
― Robert Penn Warren

"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...

1962: CBS aired the final episode of daytime soap opera The Brighter Day. The show was created for NBC Radio by Irna Phillips in 1948. The television version premiered on January 4, 1954, and the episodes ran on both TV and radio for 2 years. The Brighter Day was originally set in Three Rivers until a move to New Hope in 1953.

1962: NBC aired the final episode of Our Five Daughters, a daytime soap which starred silent film icon Esther Ralston as Helen Lee, the mother of five young women including Jacqueline Courtney's Ann (pictured, upper right).