Soap of the Week Poll Results (August 18-22, 2014)

Days was voted favorite soap of the week.
The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for August 18-22, 2014. NBC's Days of our Lives was voted favorite soap opera of our readers for the fourth week in a row.

CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful was second followed by ABC's General Hospital.

The Favorite Couple this week was The Bold and the Beautiful's Katie & Ridge. Days' stars James Scott and Alison Sweeney were voted Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress.

Check out the complete list of shows below as well as the favorite couples, actors and actresses.

RANKSHOWLAST WEEKTOP 3
1Days of our Lives (NBC)1230
2The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)267
3General Hospital (ABC)3151
4The Young and the Restless (CBS)499

Guest Stars Update: Nicolas Bechtel, Colleen Zenk, Cameron Mathison

Cameron Mathison in Along Came a Nanny.  Photo Credit: Copyright
2014 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Bettina Strauss
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.

AUGUST
27 Extant - Annie Wersching (ex-Amelia, General Hospital)
31 Reckless - Kelly Rutherford (ex-Sam, Generations); Linda Purl (ex-Doreen, The Secret Storm)

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)

'Days of our Lives' Adds Former 'One Life to Live' Actress Melissa Archer

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos
Former One Life to Live actress Melissa Archer has joined the cast of NBC soap opera Days of our Lives. According to Soap Opera Digest, Archer is already filming her as-yet-unnamed role.

A show rep reveals that Archer will being airing later this fall.

Archer played Natalie Buchanan on ABC's One Life to Live from 2001 to 2012, then again in Prospect Park's online version of the show in 2013.

Archer's former One Life to Live co-star Kassie DePaiva tweeted with excitement after the news was revealed. "Welcome to SALEM! #Days #Oltl GOOD TIMES COMING!"

RELATED:
- INTERVIEW: Melissa Archer Says 'One Life to Live' Feels Like A Rebirth

Today in Soap Opera History (August 27)

2010: As the World Turns' Henry and Barbara married.
"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...

1974: On Another World, Steve (George Reinholt) talked Janice (Victoria Thompson) into staying in Bay City.

1976: On Ryan's Hope, Jill (Nancy Addison) arrived at Frank's Office and expressed her grief over what had happened. They found themselves in each other's arms and pledged that all they wanted was to be together.

1980: On The Edge of Night, Emily Michaels (Margo McKenna) was in a catatonic state.

66th Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List

Vince Gilligan (center) accepts Breaking Bad's Emmy for Oustanding
Drama Series.
The Television Academy awarded the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday Night from the Nokia Theatre L.A. live in Los Angeles for programming which aired during the 2013-2014 season.

Hosted by Seth Meyers, the 66th Emmy Awards ceremony presented the coveted statuette in 26 categories and was telecast live on NBC. In addition, Emmys in 80 other categories for programs and individual achievements were presented at the Creative Arts Awards on August 16, 2014, also from the Nokia Theatre.

Awards by network (including the Creative Arts Emmys):

HBO 19
CBS 11
PBS 11
NBC 10
ABC 8
FX Networks 8
FOX 7
Netflix 7
AMC 6
Discovery Channel 4
Disney Channel 4
FOX/NatGeo 4
Showtime 4
Cartoon Network 3
Comedy Central 3
Starz 2
Adult Swim 1
CartoonNetwork.com 1
CNN 1
comcast.com 1
ESPN 1
FunnyOrDie.com 1
justareflektor.com 1
Nat Geo WILD 1
National Geographic Channel 1
pivot.tv 1
TNT 1

Awards given out on Monday night:

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
TY BURRELL as Phil Dunphy
ABC Modern Family

'Pretty Little Liars' Fatal Finale Preview: The Liars Take a Shaky Leap of Faith

Photo Credit: ABC Family
Feeling trapped by Alison and "A," the PLLs turn to an unlikely person for help in "Taking This One To The Grave," the mid-season finale of ABC Family's hit original series Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, August 26th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

With Alison leading them down a dangerous path and "A" barring them from telling the police the truth, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer feel trapped and are desperate to find a way out of this mess. With nothing else to lose, could the PLLs lose everything by putting their faith in a possibly untrustworthy ally?

Meanwhile, Alison begins to build up her own army now that the PLLs have turned their back on her.

Watch a sneak peek video below:

Today in Soap Opera History (August 26)

1980: Emily wanted to end it all on Edge of Night. 1996: ESPN
premiered Playmakers. 1996: 7th Heaven made its debut.
1997: Reva got revenge on Annie on Guiding Light.
"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...

1909: Jim Davis was born. The actor would go on to play patriarch Jock Ewing in the CBS primetime soap opera Dallas. Davis died April 26, 1981, at age 71.

1946: Prolific radio soap opera writer Elaine Sterne Carrington (Pepper Young's Family; Rosemary) was featured in TIME magazine.

1950: Benjamin Hendrickson was born. He would go on to play a number of soap opera roles including Hal Munson in As the World Turns. Hendrickson died on July 1, 2006, at age 55.

1980: On The Edge of Night, Emily (Margo McKenna) threatened to jump from a 6th floor ledge at the hospital.

'Dallas' Preview: Dead Reckoning

Brenda Strong, Patrick Duffy and Marlene Forte.
Photo Credit: Skip Bolen
The third season TNT's Dallas continues with a new episode ("Dead Reckoning") on Monday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The dark cloud over Southfork continues to grow with the news of a family death (Drew Ramos). Meanwhile, Christopher and Heather's relationship is put to the test as John Ross tries to redeem himself with Pamela, who begins to face the real reasons behind her overdose. Elsewhere, Elena makes a drastic move to get justice for her family, putting John Ross directly in her crosshairs.

Watch a sneak peek video below: