Friday, February 15, 2019

Soap of the Week Poll (February 11-15, 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 23rd 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, February 18 at 4 p.m. ET.

Soap of the Week Results (February 4-8, 2019): 'Days of our Lives' Tops Poll for 24th Consecutive Week


The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for February 4-8, 2019. NBC's Days of our Lives was voted favorite soap opera for the 24th week in a row.

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)1433
2General Hospital (ABC)2336
4The Young and the Restless (CBS)3197
3The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)4172

Today in Soap Opera History (February 15)

1967: Peyton Place's Allison famously cut her hair.
1980: AMC's Palmer toasted Nina on her 19th birthday.
1985: Santa Barbara's Kelly blew up a car.
2010: AMC's Greenlee revealed herself to be alive at her wedding.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent 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...

1952: On Search for Tomorrow, Jim and Sam received photos of Keith kissing another woman. Louise told Joanne (Mary Stuart) that Irene (Bess Johnson) planned to destroy Joanne's reputation by leaking information of her affairs and shady business activities. Irene told Jim that she wanted to initiate divorce proceedings between Keith and Joanne, without either of them knowing.

1966: On Peyton Place, Mia Farrow shocked the nation, as well as the show's cast and crew when her charactter, Allison Mackenzie, cut her hair after emotional conversation with Russ Gehring (David Canary).

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Matthew Atkinson Joining 'The Bold and the Beautiful' as Thomas Forrester


Former The Young and the Restless actor Matthew Atkinson has joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful. He will be the latest actor to portray Ridge and Taylor's son, Thomas Forrester.

"It was actually a long time coming," the actor revealed to to Soap Opera Digest. "I remember this role coming around a few years ago. When it came around this time, I knew everyone there. I had met Brad [Bell, executive producer/head writer] before, and I couldn't say no. There's something very comforting now about being back in the same building."

In the story, Thomas has been living in New York with Caroline and their son. Pierson Fodé was the most recent actor to play the role of Thomas.

Atkinson played Austin Travers on Y&R in 2014-2015. He is scheduled to make his B&B debut on March 14.

Today in Soap Opera History (February 14)

2008: All My Children's Greg and Jenny married.
1986: Another World's Felicia and Zane tied the knot.
1991: Guiding Light's Beth and Phillip were finally married.
2002: ATWT's Nancy felt her late husband's presence in a special Valentine's Day episode.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent 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...

1967: On Peyton Place, Chris began a new journey, gunfire brought police to the Webber house, and Constance made plans with Edward.

1975: On Another World, Mackenzie Cory (Douglass Watson) married Rachel Davis Matthews Clark Frame (Victoria Wyndham) at Mac's New York City townhouse.

1977: Eric Roberts debuted in the role of Ted Bancroft on Another World. Ted was Brian's son and his first scene was with Brian and Mackenzie Cory. "You haven't changed a bit, sir," Ted said to Mac in his first line on the soap.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Dominic Zamprogna Returning to 'General Hospital'


Dominic Zamprogna is returning to General Hospital as Dante Falconeri, the role he played from 2009-2018. The actor posted a selfie from inside his temporary dressing room (his old one was reassigned to Josh Swickard, Chase).

Zamprogna is not returning full-time but will be staying longer than the one-day return he made for a special Sonny episode late last year.

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