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John Conboy Dead at 83

John Conboy, an executive producer known for his work on soap operas The Young and the Restless, Santa Barbara, Guiding Light and Capitol, died Friday in Palm Desert, California. He was 83.

Conboy won four Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on the soap operas: his first for The ABC Afternoon Playbreak, two for The Young and the Restless and one for Santa Barbara.

After beginning his television career as an actor, he made the switch to producing in 1970 on Love is a Many Splendored Thing. He then moved to The Young and the Restless in 1973, winning Emmys in 1975 and 1983 for outstanding daytime drama. In 1982, he left the show to executive produce Capitol, which ran for five years.

Conboy went on to executive produce Santa Barbara, winning his fourth Emmy in 1990 for daytime drama. He returned to CBS to produce Guiding Light.

He also worked on a number of TV movies,
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 18)

1980: As the World Turns' Nick met Lisa.

1985: Santa Barbara's Peter kidnapped Eden.

1987: Brenda Dickson was honored.

2007: Guiding Light's Tammy and Jonathan were married."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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...

1937: Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories premiered on CBS Radio. The popular radio soap opera ran until November 16, 1956.

1968: On Another World, Rachel (Robin Strasser
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Arrow Video’s February 2018 Blu-ray Releases Include Basket Case Limited Edition, Scalpel, The Gruesome Twosome

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Even after all of your presents are unwrapped and your tree is packed away (or put on the curb), Arrow Video will continue to give the gift of new horror Blu-ray releases for fans looking to expand their collections. The company just announced their impressive February 2018 slate of Blu-rays, including a limited edition version of Frank Henenlotter's Basket Case, The Gruesome Twosome, and much more!

From Arrow Video: "Time for our new announcements! First up two titles coming from Arrow Records and Books this December…

New Arrow Book: The Hitcher (Book)

Pre-order now: http://bit.ly/2BqKmWx

Release date: 29th December

Robert Harmon’s 1986 film The Hitcher is a complex beast: reviled at the time of its release, it has been adored in the long term as one of the most intoxicating, unrelenting highway cult films ever made. Starring Rutger Hauer in the title role whose alluring villainy
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The Young and the Restless: 2016-17 Ratings (updated 9/26/17)

Last season, there was no danger of The Young and the Restless being cancelled because, back in 2014, it had been renewed for multiple seasons. The CBS soap doesn't have that guarantee in season 44. It's still the highest-rated soap on television but, these days, you never know what can happen. Will it continue to dominate the genre for years to come? Stay tuned.Premiering on CBS on March 26th 1973, The Young and the Restless follows the romances, hopes and fears of the residents of Midwestern metropolis Genoa City. The large cast includes Robert Adamson, Lauralee Bell, Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Tracey E. Bregman, Steve Burton, Sean Carrigan, Sharon Case, Judith Chapman, Doug Davidson, Eileen Davidson, Melissa Claire Egan, Max Ehrich, Daniel Goddard, Camryn Grimes, Amelia Heinle, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Bryton James, Christel Khalil, Hunter King, Christian Jules LeBlanc, Kate Linder, Mishael Morgan, Joshua Morrow, Melissa Ordway, Sofia Pernas, Greg Rikaart, Tristan Rogers,
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The Young and the Restless: 2016-17 Ratings (updated 9/1/17)

Last season, there was no danger of The Young and the Restless being cancelled because, back in 2014, it had been renewed for multiple seasons. The CBS soap doesn't have that guarantee in season 44. It's still the highest-rated soap on television but, these days, you never know what can happen. Will it continue to dominate the genre for years to come? Stay tuned.Premiering on CBS on March 26th 1973, The Young and the Restless follows the romances, hopes and fears of the residents of Midwestern metropolis Genoa City. The large cast includes Robert Adamson, Lauralee Bell, Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Tracey E. Bregman, Steve Burton, Sean Carrigan, Sharon Case, Judith Chapman, Doug Davidson, Eileen Davidson, Melissa Claire Egan, Max Ehrich, Daniel Goddard, Camryn Grimes, Amelia Heinle, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Bryton James, Christel Khalil, Hunter King, Christian Jules LeBlanc, Kate Linder, Mishael Morgan, Joshua Morrow, Melissa Ordway, Sofia Pernas, Greg Rikaart, Tristan Rogers,
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The Young and the Restless; The Bold and the Beautiful: CBS Renews Soaps Through 2018 and Beyond

The Tiffany Network is keeping it sudsy. Today, CBS renewed its top daytime soap opera, The Young and The Restless for three more years, through 2020, and its spinoff serial, The Bold and the Beautiful through 2018. Y&R has long been the top rated broadcast network daytime drama, with B&B taking second place. The Young and the Restless  premiered on CBS on March 26th 1973 . It centers on the lives and loves of the residents of Genoa City. The large cast includes Robert Adamson, Lauralee Bell, Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Tracey E. Bregman, Sean Carrigan, Sharon Case, Judith Chapman, Doug Davidson, Eileen Davidson, Melissa Claire Egan, Max Ehrich, Daniel Goddard, Camryn Grimes, Amelia Heinle, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Bryton James, Christel Khalil, Christian Jules Le Blanc, Kate Linder, Mishael Morgan, Joshua Morrow, Melissa Ordway, Sofia Pernas, Greg Rikaart, Tristan Rogers, Melody Thomas Scott, Kristoff St. John,
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The Young and the Restless: 2015-16 Ratings (final)

In early 2014, The Young and the Restless was renewed through the 2016-17 season so there's no danger of it being cancelled for awhile. The 43 year old TV show has been the top soap opera in the ratings for quite awhile. Will it continue to dominate the genre? Stay tuned.Premiering on CBS on March 26th 1973, The Young and the Restless follows the romances, hopes and fears of the residents of Midwestern metropolis Genoa City. The cast includes Tristan Rogers, Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Sharon Case, Melody Thomas Scott, Tracey E. Bregman, Amelia Heinle, Robert Adamson, Steve Burton, Mishael Morgan, Melissa Ordway, Sean Carrigan, Gina Tognoni, Eileen Davidson, Justin Hartley, Kelly Sullivan, Jason Thompson, Lauralee Bell, Bryton James, Camryn Grimes, Christel Khalil, Christian Jules LeBlanc, Daniel Goddard, Doug Davidson, Greg Rikaart, Hunter King, Jess Walton, Joshua Morrow, Judith Chapman, Kate Linder, Kristoff St. John, Max Ehrich,
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TVLine Items: Five-0's Latest Lost Reunion, Y&R Vet to B&B and More

TVLine Items: Five-0's Latest Lost Reunion, Y&R Vet to B&B and More
Rebecca Mader is going back to the island.

The Lost vet is the latest alum from the beloved ABC drama to land a gig on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0.

Related Leftovers Star Visits Hawaii

TVLine has confirmed that Lost’s erstwhile Charlotte will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the CBS procedural as Nicole, the dynamic, smart and edgy recovery specialist for a big insurance company. As she works closely with McGarrett on a case, Steve constantly second-guesses her motives, yet is genuinely impressed and amused by her various ploys.

(Rest assured, though, Mader will also share screen time with Lost
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News Roundup: Ron Raines & Follies, Rave Reviews For Judith Chapman, Harvey Fierstein To Good Wife

Former Guiding Light star Ron Raines writes about playing "Follies'" Ben Stone and Singing beside Bernadette Peters. Y&R's Judith Chapman wins rave reviews for her portrayal of Vivien Leigh. Matthew Ashford talks about Days return with Sacramento's Kcra. ReelzChannel will air the Primetime Emmys Creative Arts Awards. Harvey Fierstein guest starring on The Good Wife as a judge. Are end dates actually good for TV shows? Are showrunner tweeters a good thing?

Ron Raines on Being "Follies'" Ben Stone and Singing Beside Bernadette Peters

"One of the challenges for me right now is doing eight shows a week. Stephen Sondheim is a composer and lyricist whose work demands that you show up at each performance. I have to be at the top of my form because there are so many emotional changes that Ben goes through during each performance. Of course, working with Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell and Danny Burstein
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News Roundup: General Hospital's Steve Burton, Julie Marie Berman, James Franco

Lots of news on the General Hospital front today: Steve Burton discusses Jason's brain surgery and the special episodes where the women in his life fantasize about how their relationships with him would be different if he hadn't turned mobster. Julie Marie Berman wants cleaner, greener pet products. James Franco will direct a porn documentary. Former General Hospital star John Stamos makes a cuddling video. Vampire Diaries casts Sebastian Roche as mysterious vampire hunter. And Judith Chapman is doing a new one-woman show.

General Hospital's Julie Marie Berman wants cleaner, greener pet products

Along with a third partner, Julie and Mike Grady reached out to Best Friends Animal Society to join forces on ending the homeless pet problem and push adoption as the best choice when searching for a pet. The company has pledged 10 percent of its profits to the organization.

With its current merchandising limited to hemp dog beds,
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News: William Levy Faces Sexual Battery Charges, British TV Offerings for Americans

Telenovela star William Levy Faces Sexual Battery Charges

Jennifer Lopez has been in the media spotlight over her split from husband of seven years Marc Anthony, and now her name is tied to a different media story. The hunky actor, William Levy, who played J. Lo’s love interest in her recent “I’m Into You” music video is being sued for sexual battery of a minor.

Radar Online obtained court documents filed one year ago that accuse Levy of battery.

“Through deception and trickery Levy, with the aid of several members of his entourage, lured Plaintiff back to the Hilton Hotel in Glendale. Plaintiff, who was infatuated with Levy — a rising star of international renown for his work on Spanish language telenovelas — wanted his autograph,” the official papers state.

He's also been accused of an affair with Jennifer Lopez. Levy's rep denies there is or ever has been anything
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Female Celebrities To Help Build Affordable Housing

Female stars and business leaders will unite to help build affordable housing in San Fernando Valley this weekend.

Among those taking part are T’keyah Crystal Keymah (Cosby/That’s So Raven), Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie), Allison Haislip (The Voice), Anneliesse Vander Pol (That’s So Raven), Carla Ortiz (Land of the Astronauts), Dawnn Lewis (A Different World), Kristina Guerrero, (E! News), Laura Leighton (Pretty Little Liars), Margaret Laurena Kemp (Children of God), Marion Ramsey (Police Academy), Rebecca Holden (Knight Rider), Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), as well as Days of Our Lives stars Arianne Zucker, Camila Banus, Kate Mansi, Louise Sorel, Peggy McCay and Tamara Braun. Also taking part will be Bold & the Beautiful stars Adrianne Frantz, Ashley Jones and Heather Tom, as well as Young and The Restless stars Kate Linder, Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Michelle Stafford.

Habitat For Humanity are partnering with the
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The Week in Review: Most Popular Posts

In case you missed them, here are the 15 most popular topics over the past week at We Love Soaps TV:

1.   Timothy D. Stickney: The Wls Interview, Part Three

2.   Timothy D. Stickney: The Wls Interview, Part One

3.   Timothy D. Stickney: The Wls Interview, Part Two

4.   Exclusive: Maurice Benard Interview, Part 2

5.   News: Sherri Saum, Judith Chapman, Lifetime, Ratings, Chris Stack

6.   News: Joshua Morrow, Thom Bierdz, Nathan Filllion, Lindsay Lohan

7. Thom Bierdz on "Forgiving": The Wls Interview, Part Two

8.   Sean Patrick Flanery Joining The Young And The Restless

9.   We Love Soaps TV 2.36 Crystal Chappell

9.   10. Maria Bell, More TV on Computers Now, Betty Paul

11. Secret Storm's Peter Hobbs Has Died At Age 92

12. Wls Theater Review: "Priscilla Queen of the Desert"

13. B&B Hairstylist Sues Producers For Defamation

14. Thom Bierdz on "Forgiving": The Wls Interview, Part One

15. Brian Kerwin Out As Charlie On One Life To Live

You can also
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News: Sherri Saum, Judith Chapman, Lifetime, Ratings, Chris Stack

Sherri Saum lands lead in ABC drama pilot Grace

A dysfunctional family drama set in the world of professional dance, the show centers on Michael Grace (Eric Roberts), a famous choreographer who tends to sleep with his dancers and has three daughters with different mothers. He is in danger of losing his studio until his daughter Sarah (Abigail Spencer), a dancer-turned-lawyer, decides to buy her father's studio and run it for him. Saum will play Grace's second daughter, a beautiful, bright Bohemian artist. She's Sarah's half-sister and best friend.

Top Lifetime Programming Executive Leaving

"For the time being, Lifetime president and general manger Nancy Dubuc will oversee the network's development, with Svp series programming Nina Lederman and Svp original movies Tanya Lopez reporting to her."

Y&R's Judith Chapman bumped to recurring

But the actress isn't going anywhere. Insiders are saying that the fan favorite will continue to appear
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IMDb Starmeter

According to the Internet Movie DataBase (IMDb.com): "The STARmeter rankings provide a snapshot of who's popular based on the searches of millions of IMDb users. Updated weekly, these rankings also graph the popularity of people over time and determine which events affect public awareness."  Here is a listing of some present and past soap stars and their current ranking, as well as some public figures.  Do you agree with the list? Is Lisa Rinna really more popular than President Obama? Weigh in below.   1. Darren Criss (Glee) 3. Leonardo DiCaprio (ex-santa Barbara)4. Johnny Depp (star of Dark Shadows movie)9. Dot Jones (Glee, Venice) 11. Jill Clayburgh (ex-sft)19. Brad Pitt (ex-aw)28. Amber Tamblyn (ex-gh)54. James Franco (ex-gh) 101. Parker Posey (ex-atwt)

119. Jessica Lowndes (90210) 121. Amanda Seyfried (ex-atwt)125. Demi Moore (ex-gh)134. Lyndsy Fonseca (ex Dh, ex-y&R)144. Courtney Thorne-Smith (ex-Melrose Place)157. Morgan Freeman (ex-aw)189. Josh Duhamel (ex-amc)200. Julianne Moore (ex-atwt)208. Paul Wesley (ex-gl)236. Lindsay Lohan
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Today's Soap World Birthdays

Brian Davies (ex-Dick, All My Children; ex-Scott, One Life To Live) - 72

Judith Chapman (Gloria, The Young And The Restless; ex-Anjelica, Days Of Our Lives; ex-Ginny, General Hospital; ex-Charlotte, Ryan's Hope; ex-Natalie, As The World Turns) - 65

Margaret Reed (Sheila, Gotham; ex-Shannon, As The World Turns) - 54

Shailene Woodley (Amy, The Secret Life Of The American Teenager; ex-Kaitlin, The O.C.) - 19
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Vote: Best Dressed at Daytime Emmy Awards

Daytime television's hottest stars glammed it up for the red carpet at the Emmy Awards Sunday, where bright hues and silky frocks ruled the red carpet! Tell "Extra" -- Which fierce fashionista looked the best at the awards show?

Best Dressed Daytime Emmy AwardsTatyana Ali

Tyra Banks

Jennie Garth

Lori Loughlin

Susan Lucci

Rachael Ray

Bree Williamson

Rachel Zeskind

Lindsay Hartley

Renee Jones

Brenda Dickson

Laura Wright

Melissa Claire Egan

Shelley Hennig

Noelle Beck

Katherine Kelly Lang
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