Friday, March 07, 2008

Y&R Celebrates Two Milestones

The Young and the Restless reached 1,000 consecutive weeks as the #1 rated daytime drama series against regular scheduled programming, according to Nielsen ratings for the week ending February 29, 2008. The streak began more than 19 years ago in December, 1988.


The Young and the Restless will celebrate 35 years on the air on March 26, 2008. Y&R’s 35th anniversary storyline revolves around Restless Style Magazine, a print and Web-based magazine run by Nick and Phyllis Newman (Joshua Morrow and Michelle Stafford) and Jack and Sharon Abbott (Peter Bergman and Sharon Case). In the March 26 episode, a launch party is thrown by the magazine during which surprises occur, former favorites return and old rivalries are renewed. Fan favorite Michael Damian, who played Danny Romalotti from 1981-1990, 1993-1998 and 2002-2004, returns for several episodes, and actors Eileen Davidson and Lesli Kay cross over from sister show The Bold and the Beautiful as their characters attend the Restless Style party. Tatyana Ali appears as Roxanne, Patty Weaver appears as Gina Roma and Entertainment Tonight Correspondent Thea Andrews appears as herself.

Thursday, March 06, 2008


OK, I must have been under a rock last week, because I just found out that Ricky Paull Goldin, who has portrayed Gus Aitoro on Guiding Light for the past 7 years, is leaving. And, to top it off, he is soap-jumping to All My Children, where he will be playing Jake Martin. Last we saw Jake, he was leaving for Kenya to go on a mission for Doctors Without Borders back in 2003.

Ricky is slated to start appearing in Pine Valley, and on your TV screens, sometime in April.

He expressed his sadness about leaving GL on his Web site: "My seven years on Guiding Light have been a wonderful experience. Now it's time for a new adventure, a new chapter in my life. I will especially miss working with Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper), since it doesn't get any better than Gus and Harley."

Like you, I've been frustrated by your waning story line, they fact that your talents have been underused, and just the "can't choose between all these women" scenario that they had thrust at you. All the while, taking you away from your true soulmate, in my opinion, Harley.

Springfield certainly will miss you, but hopefully you'll have more to do over at AMC.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Kelly Ripa's "Mom" Returning to Daytime

Okay, that headline is a stretch, but I was feeling nostalgic. (Anyone else remember when Ripa first debuted as Hayley on All My Children with that hideous long, black wig??)

Olivia Birkelund, who once played Arlene Vaughan, Hayley's alcoholic mother and one of Adam Chandler's (David Canary) many ex-wives, is back, but in a new role. She's been cast on Guiding Light as Phoebe, a woman once scorned by Cyrus (Murray Bartlett), and Harley (Beth Ehlers) is not going to like what she has to say. Look for Birkelund to debut on March 11.

Hey, Kids, Rock 'n' Roll, Rock On!

Don't miss The Young and the Restless on March 18 and 19, because Michael Damian will be back in Genoa City as rockstar/heartthrob Danny Romalotti to help out with the launch of Restless Style magazine. Also, expect to see his son, Daniel, not so thrilled about his return.

To get you in the mood for his return, please watch the video posted below. You won't be disappointed.

SOAPnet celebrates Y&R's 35th Birthday


Cast Members Will Discuss Their Favorite Moments and Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Scoops

Weeklong Celebration Starts March 24

BURBANK, CA. - In celebration of Y&R's 35th birthday the week of March 24th, SOAPnet will celebrate by airing interstitials with the cast as they talk about their juiciest moments on the show (both on screen and off), as well as give behind-the-scenes scoops about what it's like to work there. Exclusive to SOAPnet, the interstitials will air multiple times throughout the primetime airing of The Young and the Restless that week (Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28 at 7:00P ET/PT), as well as in the weekend marathon (Saturday, March 29 from 7:00P - 12:00A ET/PT).

Cast members joining in on the celebration include Peter Bergman, Jess Walton, Joshua Morrow, Doug Davidson, Michelle Stafford, Sharon Case, Ted Shackelford, Judith Chapman, Daniel Goddard, Adrienne Frantz, Jess Walton, Christel Khalil, Jerry Douglas, Amelia Heinle and Michael Graziadei. Jeanne Cooper gives a special tour of the set.

Don't miss it!

SPOILERS for B&B, Days, Passions and Y&R!


This Week:

* The fight for custody of Baby Jack begins.
* Taylor’s testimony will either make or break her case.
* Ridge begins to lose patience with Brooke.
* Katie gives Bridget the encouragement she needs to pursue Nick again.
* Surprise guests arrive for Eric and Stephanie’s anniversary party.


This Week:

* John drops charges against Rolf and hires him as his butler.
* Max receives his sentence for hiding Ford's body.
* Stephanie and Morgan take internships at competing firms.
* Victor introduces Daniel, the new doctor, to Chelsea.
* Philip overhears Chloe's suspicious conversation and records it.
Thursday - EJ is warned that the government wants the DiMeras out of the country.
Friday - Shawn and Belle reaffirm their marriage vows and start anew.

Next Week:

* Everyone gathers to encourage Bo to hang on.
* Shawn and Belle announce their reconciliation.
* Steve whisks Kayla away for a romantic picnic in the park.
* Max takes a peek inside Nick's book bag, and secretly changes his notes.
* John tells Victor that the Salem shipyard deal between the DiMera and Kiriakis families is off.
Thursday - A shrink questions Ava's sense of reality.
Friday - Chelsea passes out, and Dr. Jonas rushes her to the hospital.


Next Week:

Monday, March 10
* Theresa tries to call Pilar.
* Ethan wants to adopt Little Ethan.
* Pretty plots to have Fancy kill Paloma.

Tuesday, March 11
* Theresa escapes.
* Sheridan puts a stop to Pretty's plot.
* Luis tries to revive an unconscious Fancy.

Wednesday, March 12
* Theresa is desperate to get out of Mexico.
* Ethan is affected by a strong memory.
* Tabitha worries about the troublemaking imp.


This Week:

* Nikki has second thoughts about her relationship with David when his past catches up with him.
* Adam hides his attraction to Phyllis, as Nick and Phyllis work toward launching their magazine, and Nick tries to come to terms with Adam’s arrival in Genoa City.
* After a passionate night with Amber, Daniel makes a shocking discovery.
* Neil makes a surprising proposal to Karen, but is she ready to take the next step in their relationship?
* Victoria clashes with Adam at Newman Enterprises. How will Victor react?

Monday, March 03, 2008

SPOILERS! Week of March 3rd

AMC: Aidan walks in on Kendall and Ryan in what appears to be a close moment.
ATWT: Noah agrees to marry Ameera so she can stay in the country.
B&B: Brooke pops the question to Ridge. Meanwhile, Nick gets a visit from another old flame.
Days: Philip asks Chloe to come clean about Brady.
GH: Nikolas faces surgery, but his stubborness to hold onto Emily may cost him his life.
GL: Cyrus finally faces Marina with the truth about Harley.
OLTL: Gigi is more than grateful when Rex gets her a job that will keep her in Llanview.
Passions: Theresa wakes up inside the morgue.
Y&R: Daniel forgives Amber for hiding the money. Meanwhile, Heather thinks about leaving town.