Guest Stars Update: Ken Kercheval Returns to 'Dallas' Tonight as Cliff Barnes

Ken Kercheval is back as Cliff Barnes tonight on TNT's Dallas.
We Love Soaps is tracking where daytime, primetime and web series soap opera stars are appearing outside of their regular show. Below are some of the upcoming guest appearances in various television and web shows and movies.

SEPTEMBER
1 Under The Dome - Max Ehrich (Fenmore, The Young and the Restless)
1 Mistresses - Ricky Whittle (ex-Calvin, Hollyoaks); Justin Hartley (Adam, The Young and the Restless)
1 Dallas - Ken Kercheval (ex-Nick, Search for Tomorrow) returns as Cliff Barnes
In a thrilling showdown, Elena (Jordana Brewster) finally confronts the Ewings for what J.R. did to her father and for framing Cliff.

Watch a preview below:

TELENOVELA WATCH: 'La Gata' Premieres Tonight on Univision

La Gata premieres tonight at 7 p.m. ET on Univision. A Mexican production from Televisa, this is the latest version of a stalwart telenovela storyline originally written by Inés Rodena in the late 1960s. La Gata is produced by Nathalie Lartilleux whose previous telenovela, the similar Corazón Indomable, was a hit last year in both Mexico and the US.

The plot of La Gata is as rudimentary as telenovelas get: rich boy meets poor girl, falls in love, his family disapproves and strives to separate the lovers.

Today in Soap Opera History (September 1)

1966: Burke investigated Malloy's disappearance on Dark 
Shadows. 1980: The Edge of Night's Nadine was on to Raven.
1981: Heather defended herself to Burt on General Hospital.
1988: As the World Turns' Synder Pond was the place to be.
"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...

1966: On Dark Shadows, Joe (Joel Crothers) told Carolyn (Nancy Barrett) about David's crystal ball's prediction. Burke (Mitchell Ryan) investigated Bill Malloys's disappearance, certain that he had incriminating evidence against Roger and Sam (David Ford). Sam believed everyone in the entire town was headed towards death.

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.