NEWS: Stickiness Index, THE VIEW, Brooks, Trusel

ABC may replace OPRAH with THE VIEW
Executives at Disney and ABC are mulling the option of yanking THE VIEW out of ABC's daytime network lineup and repackaging it for syndication as a replacement for THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW after the daytime queen departs in 2011.

Another option being discussed by the executives is leaving the panel talk show for women on the network, but moving it to 4 p.m., OPRAH's slot on the ABC O&Os and many other stations, or 3 p.m. in place of GENERAL HOSPITAL, the pay website News Blues says. ABC's popular soap opera would move to another spot on the daytime schedule.

Stickiness Index for Dec. 28, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010
SORTILEGIO finished at #4 for the week and BROTHERS & SISTERS came in at #7.

INTERVIEW: Returning DAYS star Lisa Trusel (Melissa)
"I would love to [come back]. It would be a totally different story in dealing with a child because I never got to do that because I was a child the last time around. I grew up on that show. I started when I was 14. I met [my husband] David [Wallace, ex-Tod] there on the set. Instead of the normal high school memories you have, those are my memories. At the time, I didn't want to leave the show when they let me go, but I was glad to be able to be home to raise my children and be a mom. That has been the greatest blessing ever and I would never change that."

Darin Brooks returning to DAYS OF OUR LIVES for a visit
Emmy-winner Darin Brooks (Max) is headed back to Salem. The actor, who is currently starring on Spike TV's BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE, will return in March for a couple of episodes to check in on sister Melanie.

Dallas entertainment community rallies to help FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS actress who lost home in fire
"I held out hope that, maybe in the rubble, I'd find something." Liz Mikel (Smash's mom) said upon her return to the site where her rented condo once stood. But little survived last week's fire.

Port City ROUND THE SQUARE web TV series debuts today
A web series set to premier today at 10:45 a.m. will tell the stories of six fictional characters living in a Portsmouth its producers described as "America's favorite little port city." Portsmouth-based producers Daniel Freund and Robert Berry will use their website at to unveil ROUND THE SQUARE — a new Web-based television show that will offer a 2-5 minute episode each week for the next 10 weeks.

Soap stars to appear at West Texas Rehab telethon
Radio and TV host Charlie Chase returns for his 10th year as host of the telethon with Red Steagall and The Boys in the Bunkhouse, Bill and Susan Hayes and Brad Maule.

CTV's Hit Programs (including B&B) Join /A\ for a Special Two-Week Run, February 12 - 28, During Vancouver 2010
As Canada's winter athletes compete for gold at the VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES on CTV, viewers can still watch their favourite CTV programs - in simulcast - on /A\, February 12 - 28 (visit to confirm local broadcast times).

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