Sunday, January 20, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (January 20)

1976: Pat wanted to stop seeing Faith on Ryan's Hope.
1981: Guiding Light's Jennifer made a courtroom confession.
1986: Santa Barbara's Mason was shocked his father was well.
1995: General Hospital's Monica met 11-year-old Emily.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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...

1936: Radio soap opera Dan Harding's Wife premiered. It ran until on NBC Radio until February 10, 1939. Isabel Randolph starred as Rhoda Harding.

1958: On The Edge of Night, Roy Benson called Fitzsimmons to tell him trouble was brewing.

1967: On Another World, Liz (Audra Lindley) encouraged Danny to take Missy and split, even though she couldn't get Fred to help her unlock the trust fund.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (January 19)

1967: Roger burned David's painting on Dark Shadows.
1981: Guiding Light's Alan showed up at Jennifer's trial.
2009: GL's Olivia kissed Natalia.
2010: As the World Turns' Reid had no time for Luke.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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...

1956: Actor Charles Dingle died at age 68. He played Conrad Overton in Irna Phillips' daytime soap opera The Road of Life.

1967: On Dark Shadows, the ghost of Josette duPres materialized in David Collins' room and magically completed David's painting so that it now depicted him and his mother surrounded by a wall of flames. Later, Roger Collins (Louis Edmonds) threw the painting into the fire. As it began to burn, screaming erupted from the canvas.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Soap of the Week Poll (January 14-18, 2019)


It is time to vote in our new Soap of the Week reader poll! Vote for the daytime drama, actor, actress and couple that were your favorites this week. In our last poll, Days of our Lives was voted the favorite show by our readers for the 22nd week in a row. Days' Chandler Massey (Will) and Camila Banus (Gabi) were favorite actor and actress, while Days' Will & Sonny were favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Monday, January 21 at 4 p.m. ET.

Soap of the Week Results (December 31, 2018-January 4, 2019): 'Days of our Lives' Tops Poll for 22nd Week in a Row


The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for December 31-January 4, 2018. NBC's Days of our Lives was voted favorite soap opera for the 22nd consecutive week.

ABC's General Hospital came in second, followed by CBS' The Young and the Restless.

The Favorite Couple this week was Days' Will & Sonny. Day's Chandler Massey (Will) and Camila Banus (Gabi) were Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress.

Check out the complete show rankings below as well as the Top 15 favorite couples, actors and actresses.

RANKSHOWLAST WEEKTOP 3
1Days of our Lives (NBC)1432
2General Hospital (ABC)2335
3The Young and the Restless (CBS)3197
4The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)4171

Larry Bryggman & Dorothy Lyman Guest Star on 'The Blacklist' Tonight

Mozhan MarnĂ² as Samar Navabi, Dorothy Lyman as Delaine Uhlman, Larry Bryggman as Rod Uhlman
Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC
Emmy-winning former soap opera actors Larry Bryggman (John Dixon on As the World Turns) and Dorothy Lyman (Opal Gardner on All My Children) will guest star on the Friday, January 18th episode of The Blacklist, airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

The episode is titled "The Pawnbrokers," and they play a couple that fronts cast to criminals on the black market.

Watch a sneak peek below.

'General Hospital' Spoilers (January 21-25, 2019)


What's happening on General Hospital next week? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, January 21
Lucy corners Ava. Ryan takes a moment to gloat; Kim shares her struggles with Liz; Willow lets down her guard; Michael treats Lucas to lunch.