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Today in Soap Opera History (March 31)

"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...

1955: On HAWKINS FALLS, Dr. Floyd Corey (Maurice Copeland) dealt with fallout from the interview he gave to the local newspaper.

Wally Kurth Back on Contract with 'Days of our Lives'

Wally Kurth
Wally Kurth, who has been on recurring status on both Days of our Lives (as Justin Kiriakis) and General Hospital (as Ned Ashton) has inked a contract to remain in Salem full-time, according to Daytime Confidential.

"I was flattered that Days offered me a contract," Kurth told Soap Opera Digest. "My first in 10 years. Justin is a character I created in 1987 and I am really excited to be given the opportunity to be even more featured on the show. They have big things planned for him. Obviously, it is bittersweet, since I also consider Ned my own and was really enjoying being back in the Q family. I did try to keep them both going but it wasn't meant to be."

There's no word yet on when or how GH will wrap up Ned's storyline.

'Days of our Lives' Casting Lani


Days of our Lives is casting a major recurring part that could become contract. The character of Lani, an African-American woman in her late 20s/early 30s, is described as "stunning, strong and savvy."

The role will start filming mid-April.

Guest List: 'General Hospital' Actor Billy Miller Stars in 'Bad Blood' Tonight

Bad Blood premieres Saturday, March 28 at
8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.
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.

MARCH
28 Bad Blood (Lifetime Movie Premiere) - Billy Miller (Jake, General Hospital)
A woman falsely accused of murder realizes that the person she donated bone marrow to now has a match for her DNA... and is using this new identity to implicate her in his crimes as his obsession for her grows. Miller stars as Garret Church.
30 Gotham - Sharon Washington (ex-Lena, Hustling)
30 The Following - Eric Nelsen (ex-AJ, All My Children)
Nelsen plays Justin Windsort.
30 NCIS: Los Angeles - Becca Tobin (Kitty, Glee)
31 NCIS - A Martinez (ex-Cruz, Santa Barbara)
The murder of a petty officer sparks a lead in a 40 year old airport bombing cold case that Gibbs and DiNozzo have been assigned to for the past two years. Also, McGee is jealous that he was not previously briefed on the cold case. Martinez plays Tomás Orlando.

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (March 30-April 3, 2015)

Sonny learns stunning information about Paul.
Check out day-to-day spoilers below to find out what's happening on Days of our Lives during the week of March 30th. Will and Sonny's anniversary party ends in scandal, and a paternity secret will be revealed.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, March 30
Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) helps Melanie (Molly Burnett) work out the mystery around the attacks; Will (Guy Wilson) intends to write an article exposing a secret about Paul (Christopher Sean); Sonny (Freddie Smith) learns information about Paul; Adrienne (Judi Evans) clases with Lucas (Bryan Dattilo).

Soap of the Week Poll (March 23-27, 2015)


Our new Soap of the Week reader poll is live. Vote for the daytime drama, actor, actress and couple that were your favorites this week. Last week, Days of our Lives was voted the favorite show by our readers for the seventh week in a row. Days of our Lives' Drake Hogestyn (John) and Deidre Hall (Marlena) were favorite actor and actress, and Days' John & Marlena were favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Monday, March 30 at 4 p.m. ET.



RELATED:
- Daytime Emmy Award Nominations to be Announced March 31st Live on 'The Talk'
- 'The Young and the Restless' Star Lachlan Buchanan Visits 'Home & Family' (Video)
- Peter Reckell and Stephen Nichols Returning to 'Days of our Lives'
- Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Will Be Hosted By Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson
- 'The Bold and the Beautiful' Cliffhanger Masterpiece: Maya's Secret Revealed! (Video)
- Pop TV to Premiere 'Queens of Drama' after Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, April 26
- 'General Hospital' 52nd Anniversary Episode Will Recreate Original Characters Plus Reveal Why Luke Developed A Split Personality
- Kate Mansi Update: 'Days of our Lives' Star on the Mend

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.

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

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.

MARCH
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:

Today in Soap Opera History (March 25)

1953: The Guiding Light's Bert pestered her husband, Bill.
1969: Dark Shadows' Barnabas found a strange doll's head.
1987: B&B's Ridge & Caroline revealed their engagement.
1988: General Hospital's Simone had a miscarriage.
"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...

1953: On The Guiding Light, Bert Bauer (Charita Bauer) tried to convince her husband, Bill (Lyle Sudrow), he had to spend money to make money.

Today in Soap Opera History (March 24)

1975: Y&R's Kay begged Phillip not to leave her.
1987: One Life to Live's Viki visited heaven.
1987: B&B's Brooke confided in Stephanie.
2008: Days of our Lives' Shawn & Belle left Salem.
"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...

1955: On The Inner Flame, Walt (Karl Swenson) was unwilling to accept Murray's help.

1955: On Golden Windows, Carl told Charles (Eric Dressler) he would confess his crimes.

Ratings: 'General Hospital' and 'Days of our Lives' Hit New Lows in Women 18-49 Demo

The Live + Same Day daytime ratings are in for the week of March 9-13, 2015. General Hospital (503K) and Days of our Lives (422K) reach new lows in the women 18-49 demographic. The Bold and the Beautiful was up 1K in female viewers age 18-34 and was ahead of the same week last year in both women 18-34 and women 25-54 (as was The Young and the Restless).

Below is a breakdown of the daytime soap opera Nielsen ratings by category:

Total Viewers (versus previous week/versus same week last year)
1. The Young and the Restless 4,834,000 (-304,000/+159,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,501,000 (-308,000/-38,000)
3. General Hospital 2,820,000 (-422,000/+263,000)
4. Days of our Lives 2,260,000 (-183,000/-223,000)

Today in Soap Opera History (March 22)

1962: Ann Flood debuted as Nancy on The Edge of Night.
1983: General Hospital's Jimmy Lee denied having Tolliver's papers.
1991: NBC's primetime Dark Shadows remake ended.
2004: One Life to Live's Paul delivered Babe's baby
on All My Children.
"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...

1940: NBC's Blue Network aired the final episode of radio soap opera The Affairs of Anthony. Henry Hunter starred as Anthony Marleybone Jr.

1955: On The Inner Flame, Dorie (Jean Gillespie) asked Amelia for money.

'Days of our Lives' Wins at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards

Days of our Lives stars Freddie Smith (Sonny), Guy Wilson (Will) and Christopher Sean (Paul) at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
The 2015 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles took place at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday night. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality. In the Outstanding Daily Drama category, Days of our Lives won the award (General Hospital was the other nominee).

How to Get Away with Murder was named Outstanding Drama Series, while Transparent took home the Outstanding Comedy Series award.

Watch Scandal star Kerry Washington accept the Vanguard Award below:

Guest Starring: Eric Nelsen on 'The Following' (March 30), Jessica Leccia on 'Person of Interest (April 7)

All My Children alum Eric Nelsen guest stars on the March 30 episode of
The Following on FOX.  Former Guiding Light star Jessica Leccia guests
on the April 7th installment Person of Interest on CBS.
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.

MARCH
21 Stalked by My Neighbor (Hallmark Channel Movie) - Grant Harvey (ex-Artie, Days of our Lives); Ethan Erickson (ex-J, Guiding Light); Massi Furlan (ex-Giovanni, General Hospital)
23 Mike & Molly - Jay Ali (Timothy, The Fosters)
23 Castle - Reiko Aylesworth (ex-Rebecca, One Life to Live)
24 The Flash - Peyton List (ex-Lucy, As the World Turns)
The Flash (Grant Gustin) learns that Captain Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller) and Heat Wave (guest star Dominic Purcell) have returned to Central City. This time Snart has brought along his baby sister Lisa (List) to help wreak havoc on the city.
24 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Henry Simmons (ex-Tyrone, Another World)

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (March 23-27, 2015)

Melanie catches Clint red-handed.
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 March 23rd.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, March 23
Serena (Melissa Archer) gets what she wants, raising Nicole's (Arianne Zucker) suspicions; Ben (Robert Scott Wilson) asks Abigail (Kate Mansi) a life-changing question; Will (Guy Wilson) warns Paul (Christopher Sean); Adrienne (Judi Evans) helps Sonny (Freddie Smith) with his marriage woes.

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


Our new Soap of the Week reader poll is live. Vote for the daytime drama, actor, actress and couple that were your favorites this week. Last week, Days of our Lives was voted the favorite show by our readers for the sixth week in a row. General Hospital's Michael Easton (Silas) and Days' Deidre Hall (Marlena) were favorite actor and actress, and GH's Silas & Sam were favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Monday, March 23 at 4 p.m. ET.



RELATED:
- Peter Reckell and Stephen Nichols Returning to 'Days of our Lives'
- 'The Bold and the Beautiful' Cliffhanger Masterpiece: Maya's Secret Revealed! (Video)
- Pop TV to Premiere 'Queens of Drama' after Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, April 26
- 'General Hospital' 52nd Anniversary Episode Will Recreate Original Characters Plus Reveal Why Luke Developed A Split Personality
- Angell Conwell Making a Return Visit to 'The Young and the Restless'
- Kate Mansi Update: 'Days of our Lives' Star on the Mend
- Ryan Caltagirone Joins 'The Young and the Restless'

Today in Soap Opera History (March 20)

1953: Love of Life's Vaness waited for news about Beanie.
1987: As the World Turns' John pulled Lucinda into a hot tub,
then married her. 1987: The final episode of Capitol.
1990: General Hospital's Lucy resigned from the hospital.
"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...

1942: NBC's Blue Network aired the final episode of radio soap opera John's Other Wife, after a five and a half year run.

1953: On Love of Life, with Beaning (Dennis Parnell) missing, a tense Meg Harper (Jean McBride) complained that her sister, Vanessa Dale (Peggy McCay), was snapping at her "like a snotty little puppy."

Kate Mansi Update: 'Days of our Lives' Star on the Mend

Kate Mansi (via Twitter)
Days of our Lives actress Kate Mansi (Abigail), who recently had emergency laproscopic surgery for internal bleeding, is on the mend. The actress told Soap Opera Digest that she got a pick-me-up from on-screen mom Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), who visited her on March 14th, which was also Reeves’s birthday.

“Missy insisted on visiting when I returned home to my family’s house to recover,” Mansi told the magazine. “She said, ‘I have to see at least one of my children on my birthday’ since her family was out of town. We made sure Missy had a birthday wish and a piece of her country home with some apple pie and candles. Missy’s visit was the first time I really felt like the worst was over — she made me laugh so much that night. I am now focusing on positivity and progress. The healing power of a mother’s love is really somethin’.”

Peter Reckell and Stephen Nichols Returning to 'Days of our Lives'

Peter Reckell, Stephen Nichols
Two longtime favorites are returning to Days of our Lives for the show's 50th anniversary. According to Soap Opera Digest, Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson) and Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) are returning to Salem

“Stephen Nichols and Peter Reckell have signed deals to come back for the 50th anniversary,” Executive Producer Ken Corday tells Digest. “They represent two of the most popular characters in the history of the show.”

Days of our Lives will turn 50 on November 8, but the actors will pop up on screen well before then.

Reckell first appeared on Days in May 1983 as the rebellious Bo Brady, who quickly the captured the heart of spunky Hope Williams (Kristian Alfonso). The couple was married in 1985, and have been on and off every since. With Bo absent since October 2012, Hope has moved on with Aiden Jennings (Daniel Cosgrove).

Nichols joined Days in 1985 as Steve "Patch" Johnson. Steve fell in love with Kayla Brady (Mary Beth Evans) and the couple was married in 1988. When Nichols left the show in 1990, Steve was presumed dead, but the character turned up alive in 2006. Nichols last appeared on Days in 2009. Steve and Kayla were divorced in 2012.

Today in Soap Opera History (March 18)

1968: Dark Shadows' Bathia went up in flames.
1985: Australian soap opera Neighbours premiered.
1988: General Hospital's Duke was involved in a shootout.
2004: All My Children's Bianca went into labor.
"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...

1968: On Dark Shadows, Bathia Mapes (Anita Bolster) tried to drive Angeligue out but announced she had failed and feared for her life. She said she felt herself on fire then flames sprung up around her.



1977: On Another World, Liz Matthews (Irene Dailey) was upset when Alice (Susan Harney) and Pat (Beverly Penberthy) accused her of being instrumental in Russ and Sharlene's breakup.

1978: Actress Peggy Wood died at age 86. She played Dr. Kate Nolan on One Life to Live and Marcella Higgins on The Doctors and The Nurses.

1980: On The Edge of Night, Molly Sherwood (Jane Hoffman) tried to convince her daughter, Emily Gault (Margo McKenna), to have Draper Scott (Tony Craig) taken to a hospital.