Soaps

DARK SHADOWS, Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, 1966-71

‘Dark Shadows’: What Made This Daytime Soap a Cult TV Classic?

Sixty years ago “Dark Shadows” made its daytime debut. Hear from the cast on the show’s immortal legacy.

‘Young and the Restless’: Joshua Morrow Looks Back on 30 Years as Nick Newman

‘The Young and the Restless’ star Joshua Morrow reflects on his first audition, his first day on the set, and his love for TV parents Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott.

Susan Lucci with Emmy

‘The Streak Is Over!’: Remembering Susan Lucci’s Overdue Daytime Emmy Win, 25 Years Later

It took 19 nominations across 21 years for Daytime Emmy voters to recognize Lucci’s performance as Erica Kane on ‘All My Children.’

TV Nurses Collage

We Heart Nurses! Celebrating Classic TV’s Most Beloved Female Medics

From Julia Baker and Margaret Houlihan to ‘Three’s Company’s’ Terri Alden we pay tribute to the best in the field of TV nurses.

Another World (1980s), 1964-99

Interesting Facts About the Soap Opera ‘Another World’ on 60th Anniversary

This soap opera had a lot of firsts!

Unspecified - 1993: (L-R) Sarah Michelle Gellar, Susan Lucci, Frances Heflin, Gina Gallagher on 'All My Children'.

Did you Know These ’90s Stars Started on Soaps?

We’ll give you a hint, one did some major slaying.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Kristian Alfonso, 1990s, 1965- . © NBC /Courtesy Everett Collection

‘Days of Our Lives’: Kristian Alfonso to Return as Hope Brady

Kristian Alfonso is returning as Hope Brady to Days of Our Lives to pay tribute to onscreen dad Bill Hayes. Plus, is there more Bo and Hope to come?

1982 CBS Photo Archive, Meg Bennett, The Young And The Restless

‘Young and the Restless’ Actress Meg Bennett Dies: Eric Braeden Pays Tribute to First Screen Wife

She played Victor Newman’s first wife in the soap, and appeared in ‘General Hospital and ‘Santa Barbara.’

Jean-Paul Vignon Dies: Singer, Soap Star, TV & Movie Actor Was 89

He appeared in ‘Dallas,’ ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ ‘Bold & Beautiful,’ and much more.

Dallas Steve Kanaly, Linda Gray, Charlene Tilton, Larry Hagman, Jim Davis, Barbara Bel Geddes, Victoria Principal, Patrick Duffy, 1978-1991

Where is the Cast of ‘Dallas’ in 2024? Find Out Who Owns a Bread Company!

Find out where the cast members are 45 years later.

GENERAL HOSPITAL, Robyn Bernard, (1980s), 1963- , /

Robyn Bernard Dies: ‘General Hospital’s Terry Brock Was 64

Bernard played Terry Brock in more than 140 episodes of the soap opera.

John Stamos, Demi Moore, Meg Ryan collage

From Soap Star To Superstar: 12 of the Most Surprising Actors Who Started on Daytime TV

Many of Hollywood’s A-listers got their start on soaps.

Unspecified - 1980: Malachy McCourt appearing in the ABC tv series 'Reward', episode 'Pilot'.

Malachy McCourt Dies: ‘Ryan’s Hope’ Actor Was 92

Malachy McCourt was also the brother of Pulitzer Prize-winner Frank McCourt.

REUNION! ‘Electra Woman and Dyna Girl­’ Stars Deidre Hall and Judy Strangis at Hollywood Show

The dynamic duo reunited and shared with fans everything from that Barbie commerical, ‘Days of Our Lives,’ David Cassidy, Donny and Marie Osmond and more!

SANTA BARBARA, (from left): Marcy Walker, A. Martinez, (1989), 1984-93.

‘Santa Barbara’ Star A Martinez Talks Cruz and Eden, Marcy Walker, Fans & More

Reminiscing on one of the hottest soap romances of all time.

THE PLAINSMAN, Don Murray, 1966

Don Murray Dies: ‘Bus Stop’ & ‘Knot’s Landing’ Actor Was 94

Known for his breakthrough role opposite Marilyn Monroe.

The Guiding Light Ellen Demming, Susan Douglas, Herbert Nelson, Lyle Sudrow, on set, (1952), 1952-2009.

Can You Remember the Name of the Very First Soap Opera Which Premiered in 1949?

Find out who created the very first soap opera and led the way for the genre.

Ally McBeal Calista Flockhart, 4th Season, 1997-2002

Calista Flockhart Talks ‘Ally McBeal’ Reboot, Harrison Ford’s Soft Side & Being a Bad Babysitter

Before ‘Ally McBeal,’ she was cast in the soap opera ‘Guiding Light.’

David Gail

David Gail Dies: ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ & ‘Port Charles’ Actor Was 58

Additional credits include guest-star roles in nostalgic shows such as ‘Growing Pains,’ ‘Doogie Howser,’ and more.

Michael Jackson, Hulk Hogan and Fraggle rock collage

Ultimate Trivia: How Well Do You Know the 1980s?

Do you remember what year the Challenger exploded? Or What caught on fire while Michael Jackson was filing a Pepsi commercial in 1984?

Alison Sweeny now and then photo

Alison Sweeney Talks About Her Bad Girl ‘Days of Our Lives’ Role Sami & If She Would Come Back

We caught up with the actress on her new Hallmark Channel movie and who she still talks to from ‘Days of Our Lives.’

Jack Wagner

‘General Hospital’: Is Jack Wagner Returning to the Show?

Wagner joined ‘General Hospital’ as Frisco Jones in 1984 and appeared on the long-running series on and off through 1995.

Jacklyn Zeman

How ‘General Hospital’ Will Say Farewell to Bobbie Spencer After Jacklyn Zeman’s Death

The memorial episodes will feature characters from Bobbie’s past and present.

ALL MY CHILDREN, Susan Lucci (1993), 1970-2011.

Susan Lucci on Receiving Daytime Emmys’ Lifetime Achievement Award & If She’d Return to Soaps

Daytime Emmys air tonight.

DYNASTY, Joan Collins, Linda Evans, (Season 4), 1981-89

Joan Collins Thought Her Iconic ‘Dynasty’ Fights Were ‘Stupid’

Joan Collins and Linda Evans’ fights reportedly went off the set too.

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‘Ladies of the ’80s’ First-Look: Loni Anderson, Donna Mills & More Reunite for Soap-Themed Lifetime Holiday Movie (PHOTOS)

‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’ premieres in December.

LOS ANGELES - 1991: Actress and comedian Arleen Sorkin poses for a portrait during a session in front of a Wurlitzer juke box in 1991 in Los Angeles, California.

Arleen Sorkin Dies: Original Voice of Harley Quinn & ‘Days of Our Lives’ Star Was 67

Sorkin’s ‘Days’ role directly led to her two-decade career voicing DC Comics’ Clown Princess of Crime.

KNOTS LANDING, creator and executive producer David Jacobs, 1979-93.

David Jacobs, Creator of ‘Dallas’ & ‘Knots Landing,’ Dies at 84

Read the touching tributes.

DREAMS, John Stamos, 1984.

From ‘General Hospital’ to ‘Big Shot’: John Stamos’ Life on TV

Happy 60th birthday to the hunka hunka TV Dad!

LOVING - Pamela Blair at Home Layout - Shoot Date: October 10, 1984.

Pamela Blair Dies: ‘A Chorus Line’ & ‘All My Children’ Actress Was 73

She also appeared in ‘Ryan’s Hope,’ ‘Another World,’ ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’ and more.