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Susan Lucci still in talks with Prospect Park

All My Children actress Susan Lucci has said she is still in talks with Prospect Park to remain with the soap when it re-launches next year online. The actress is the last original cast member still as regular in the series; she plays diva Erica Kane. In the final episode Erica was dumped by her long-term lover and quite possibly the victim of a shooting. The actress has revealed that

The Chew launches well for ABC

ABC’s’ new lifestyle chat-show The Chew launched well for the broadcaster on Monday outperforming daytime soap All My Children which it replaced – but will it last? ABC are celebrating the success of The Chew which launched on Monday to decent, solid ratings. The lifestyle programme is a cheap replacement for daytime soap All My Children which ended on Friday but will re-launch next year as an online soap will

Prospect Park announce launch date for online network

Prospect Park has announced a tentative launch date for the online network that will house daytime soaps All My Children and One Life to Live. ABC cancelled the two daytime soaps earlier this year in a shock cull – it was widely expected the broadcaster would cancel one series but not two. All My Children ended its television run on Friday and One Life to Live will airs its television

Inside Soap Awards 2011: The Winners

EastEnders has once again been crowned Best Soap at the Inside Soap Awards but Coronation Street’s 50th anniversary storyline was also recognised.   The 2011 Inside Soap Awards has seen EastEnders crowned Best Soap once again beating rivals Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and Coronation Street. It was a good night for the BBC One soap as it picked up several awards. As well as being named Best Soap the soap also won

Registrar role for Joseph Millson at Holby City

Joseph Millson is to join the cast of BBC One’s medical saga Holby City as new regular character, Trauma Registrar Luc Hemingway. Joseph has already started filming with the team at the BBC Elstree Centre and will be seen on screen from November 2011. Joseph says: “I’m having a ball. Luc is a terrific part – he winds everybody up but doesn’t have a clue he’s doing it! I’m enjoying

Anthony Cotton signs new Corrie contract

Anthony Cotton has signed a new contract with ITV soap Coronation Street. The new deal between the actor and the soap means he’ll continue playing Sean Tully until at least 2013. Media reports claim the actor signed the new contract to remain with the ITV soap because bosses feared he would leave after receiving ‘work offers’ elsewhere. “I have signed a new deal and I’m really pleased. I love working

Lorraine Chase returns to Luton Airport

Former Emmerdale actress Lorraine Chase has returned to Luton Airport to mark an easyJet milestone. The flight operator, which has also been the subject of an ITV docusoap, today celebrated reaching the milestone of flying its 65 millionth passenger from Luton Airport. Lorraine Chase checked in easyJet’s first ever passenger in 1995, who was heading from Luton to Glasgow. The former Emmerdale actress, who played the troubled daughter of Alan

Tamzin Outhwaite ‘not asked back to EastEnders’

Tamzin Outhwaite has revealed that EastEnders bosses haven’t pursued her over a return to the show. During an appearance on This Morning, Outhwaite stated that she has never been asked to reprise her role of Mel Healy in the soap, despite a number of reports over the years claiming that she has turned down offers. The actress added that she wouldn’t consider it a ‘failure’ if she were to return at some point in the

Dallas producer teases Ken Kercheval return

Cynthia Cidre, the executive producer of TNT’s revived Dallas, has revealed a few details about Ken Kercheval’s return to the legendary oil drama. Last week it was revealed – to the delight of original series fans – that Ken Kercheval was heading back to Dallas as Cliff Barnes. The actor joins original cast members Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and Larry Hagman on the revival of the iconic 1980s soap. Producer

Nominations for Inside Soap Awards revealed

The nominations for this year’s Inside Soap Awards have been announced with the likes of EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and Coronation Street battling it out to see which soap walks away with the most awards. The awards will be handed out to the winners of each category in a ceremony in London on 26th September. Nominated in the Best Actor category are Emmett J Scanlan for his role of Brendan Brady