Today in Soap Opera History (May 23)

1980: General Hospital's Tracy ignored Edward's plea for help.
1985: Bo & Hope were married on Days of our Lives. 1986:
Caroline told Bo that Victor Kiriakis was his father. 1986: Mary Beth
Evans debuted as Kayla Brady. 
"History never looks like history when you are living through it."
― John W. Gardner

"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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1967: NBC daytime drama Another World was broadcast live for the final time.

1980: On General Hospital, Tracy (Jane Elliot) refused to help her father, Edward (David Lewis), when he had a heart attack.

'General Hospital' Spoilers (May 25-29, 2015)

A woman who looks a lot like Ava Jerome arrives at Julian's.  Who is she?
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on General Hospital during the week of May 18th.

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Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)
ABC is airing a repeat of the episode which originally aired on April 1, 2015: Various scenes from the original episode from 1963; questions are answered; the truth about Luke (Anthony Geary) is revealed.

Tuesday, May 26
Shawn (Sean Blakemore) has to make a difficult decision; Sloane (Grayson McCouch) must give Jake (Billy Miller) news; Nina (Michelle Stafford) has doubts about a situation; an unexpected visitor (Maura West) arrives at Julian's (William deVry).

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (May 25-29, 2015)

Melanie gives Brady an answer to his proposal.
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 May 25th.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)
Days is pre-empted for NBC coverage of the 2015 French Open tennis tournament.

Tuesday, May 26
Theresa (Jen Lilley) realizes she has an opportunity to come between Melanie (Molly Burnett) and Brady (Eric Martsolf); Melanie answers Brady; Ben (Robert Scott Wilson) talks to Abigail (Kate Mansi) about Chad (Billy Flynn); Rafe (Galen Gerin) and Chad want to get a look at Will's (Guy Wilson) research on Clyde (James Read).

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (May 25-29, 2015)

Nikki's family and friends stage an intervention. Photo Credit: Sean
Smith/JPIstudios.com
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on The Young and the Restless during the week of May 25th.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)
The Newman/Abbott merger party receives an uninvited guest: Tobias Gray (Jeffrey Christopher Todd); Kevin (Greg Rikaart) and Mariah (Camryn Grimes) chase down a clue to a motel room; Tobias is involved in a car accident; At the hospital, Tobias says one word before he flatlines: "Austin".

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (May 25-29, 2015)

"You have to stand up for me," Rick tells Eric.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of May 25th.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)
Rick (Jacob Young) pleads with Eric (John McCook) to ignore Ridge's (Thorsten Kaye) manipulative tactics, after Eric asks him to step down as CEO; Bill (Don Diamont) stands by his business decision despite his son's criticism.

'Friday Night Lights' Coming to CMT; Network Will Air Memorial Day Marathon

CMT today announced it will premiere the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning ensemble drama, Friday Night Lights on Memorial Day (Monday, May 25th) with a special kickoff marathon of the series, presented by Ram Trucks and hosted by country sensation, football lover and Redneck Island co-host Jessie James Decker. The day-long event begins with the CMT premiere of the Friday Night Lights film, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Tim McGraw, at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT with the marathon kicking off immediately at 12 p.m. ET/PT. To rally fans for the marathon, CMT will premiere the first episode on Saturday, May 23rd at 12 p.m. ET/PT and again on Sunday, May 24th at 2:30 p.m. ET/PT.