Soap of the Week Poll Results (March 16-20, 2015)

Days of our Lives was voted favorite soap opera of the week.
The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for March 16, 2015. NBC's Days of our Lives was voted favorite soap opera by our readers for the seventh week in a row

ABC's General Hospital was second followed by CBS' The Young and the Restless.

The Favorite Couple this week was Days of our Lives' John & Marlena. Days' Drake Hogestyn (John) and Days of our Lives' Deidre Hall (Marlena) repeated as Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress.

Check out the complete show ranking below as well as the favorite couples, actors and actresses.

1Days of our Lives (NBC)1259
2General Hospital (NBC)2176
3The Young and the Restless (CBS)3127
4The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)475

'The Young and the Restless' Star Lachlan Buchanan Visits 'Home & Family'

Cristina Ferrare, Lachlan Buchanan and Mark Steines. Photo Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media Family Networks/Photographer: Jeremy Lee
On Monday, March 23, new The Young and the Restless star Lachlan Buchanan was a guest on Hallmark Channel's Home & Family where he discussed his role as Kyle Abbott on the top-rated daytime drama. The Australian actor also gave a surfing demonstration.

Check out more photos and video of Buchanan's appearance below:

Today in Soap Opera History (March 26)

1973: Barbara looked for her husband on the first episode of
The Young and the Restless. 1982: Capitol premiered in a
primetime special. 1990: General Hospital's Casey met Robin.
1997: The City's Ally learned truth about Carla's baby.
"Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature."
― David Hume

"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...

1967: On ANOTHER WORLD, Ada (Constance Ford) mentioned having been married to “Lou”, which was probably the original name for the character of Gerald Davis, Rachel's father.

1968: The first episode of DARK SHADOWS that was directed by Dan Curtis aired. Nathan told Naomi that Barnabas was the Strangler.

1973: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, premiered on CBS.

'The Young and the Restless' Premiered 42 Years Ago Today

The Young and the Restless, created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, premiered 42 years ago today (March 26, 1973). Y&R joined the CBS Daytime lineup as a 30-minute soap, expanding to an hour per episode in February 1980.

In the very episode, Brad Eliot (Tom Hallick) rode back into Genoa City with a trucker, following his accident; in their apartment, Snapper Foster (William Gray Espy) and Sally McGuire (Lee Crawford) talked about their relationship and the fact that Snapper had been dating Chris Brooks (Trish Stewart); Chris told her sister Leslie (Janice Lynde) that she may be in love with Snapper; at Pierre's restaurant, Snapper waited for Chris' father to meet him for lunch; Brad entered the restaurant and was seated by the waitress, Sally; Chris' father, Stuart (Robert Colbert), questioned Snapper about his past and his intentions concerning Chris; and Stuart paid Brad's check when Brad admitted to Sally that he had no money. Meanwhile, at a police station, Brad's wife, Barbara (Deidre Hall), was informed that her husband was dead.

Watch the first episode of The Young and the Restless below:

Daytime Emmy Award Nominations to be Announced March 31st Live on 'The Talk'

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and “The Talk” announced that the nominations for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be revealed live on The Talk on Tuesday, March 31 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT/CT on CBS. NATAS will release the full nominations list immediately following the program online.

Encores of this special episode of The Talk will air on Pop on Tuesday, March 31 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET/PT featuring the nominations of the Daytime Emmy Awards. The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony airs live exclusively on Pop on Sunday, April 26 at 8 p.m., ET/5 p.m. PT.

Entertainment Tonight (ET) will follow the announcement with reaction from the nominees and analysis of the big races. CBS This Morning will recap the nominations in their 8 a.m. hour on April 1.

Guest Star Update: Chris L. McKenna on 'Criminal Minds,' Jesse McCartney on 'Young & Hungry'

Chris L. McKenna and Thomas Gibson in Criminal Minds.
We Love Soaps is tracking where daytime, primetime and web stars are appearing outside of their regular series. Below are some of the upcoming guest appearances in various television and web shows and movies.

25 Criminal Minds - Chris L. McKenna (Det. Harding, The Young and the Restless)
When the wife of an up-and-coming Congressman Benjamin Troy (McKenna), the BAU investigates his political enemies as possible suspects.

Watch a sneak peek below: