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ABC Soaps In Depth Year End Issue featuring stars favorite storylines & their favorite co-stars performances!



It’s hard to believe its almost the end of the year, one more month to go soapers! And it has been a very difficult year for any one connected with the soap genre and for you, its loyal fans.  However, ABC Soaps In Depth has on newstands now its year end issue! And in it it, they ask some of the ABC Daytime performers, what was their favorite storyline of the year? And, what performance do you think was a standout on your show during the year?

You can check out the responses from many AMC cast members including Vincent Irizarry, Michael Knight, Darnell Williams, GH cast members including Lisa LoCiero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson and OLTL stars, Josh Kelly, Kristen Alderson and Kassie DePaiva!

But the one response that captured our fancy was from One Life’s Farah Fath (Gigi) who had this to say about what performance she felt stood out on her show this year.  Farah stated,  “I’ll tell you who my favorite breakout star has been. His name is Patrick J. Gibbons, and he plays Sam. He is such a scene stealer. He is gonna be a huge star. OLTL broke the mold when they found this little guy. He makes me so happy, Every time he’s in a scene, I have to rewind and watch it like, five times. He is just tremendous. I love him and I think he should be in every scene and I think every show should book him. He’s the breakout star for 2011.”

And who doesn’t love little Sam!

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He is a scene stealer!! Who can forgot the black sunglasses at the pool scene?

Sam is cute, I think he’s funny and loved watching his scenes especially with Todd. Too bad we haven’t seen him much since the summer.

he’s adorable, and i agree, he’s a scene steeler and alway a pleasure to watch.

Farah is spot on! Sam/Patrick J. Gibbons does steal every scene that he is in, and he also always makes me smile. He is adorable and so real. What a find he is, it is just too bad that we will not be seeing much more of him on ABC Daytime, along with all of his wonderful costars. I am sure another soap will try to recruit him (sad that no other soaps film in NY any longer, where I am sure he and his family live), and would be lucky to get him. He truly is a scene stealer, and I could not agree with Farah more.

Yes, he always made me smile too, even when I didn’t feel like it because of the cancellation. I couldn’t stop myself.

He is irresistibly cute. I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed Spider Man rescuing Dorian from Echo. In another scene, Blair brought Sam to Tea’s house, and Sam presented Tea with a picture he drew of his father Victor and Tea together, after Victor had died. It was touching and heartfelt.

I love the Sam scenes you mentioned as well David! I also enjoy the dynamic between Sam and Todd. It is nice to see the soft side of Todd when he interacts with Sam, and the fondness Sam has for Todd aka Man with the Scar”.


REPORT: CBS to Exercise Option to Renew The Bold and the Beautiful Through 2024-2025 Season

Hot on the heels of today’s announcement of The Young and the Restless being picked-up for four more season, many have wondered what this means for its sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful.

According to a report by TV Line, during B&B’s last renewal pick-up for two years, CBS included an option for an additional year. So, when B&B’s current renewal expires this May, (just like Y&R’s was set to do) it included an additional option year.

A CBS source told the outlet, that the option will be exercised, extending B&B through the 2024-25 TV season. There most likely would be no official announcement for B&B continuing on for another year, since its not part of a newly-negotiated extension.

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The Bold and the Beautiful was co-created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell and premiered on CBS back on March 23, 1987. The series will be celebrating its 37th anniversary next month.

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Currently, viewers were in for a shock when this week, it appears that the powers-that-be ended the reign of terror of supervillain Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) or did they?

With Y&R renewed for four years, B&B expected for another under its current contract with CBS, Days of our Lives renewed through its 60th season and General Hospital continuing on, it looks like there is no need to worry at present time that the four remaining soap operas are going anywhere.

So, glad to know B&B will have CBS pick-up their option for at least another year? Comment below.

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The Young and the Restless Renewed for Four More Years at CBS

Congratulations are in order to the cast, crew, creatives and fans of CBS’ The Young and the Restless. On Wednesday, the top-rated daytime drama was renewed by the network for four more years.

The renewal will bring Y&R through the 2027-2028 television season, and brings the series through its 55th season. The Young and the Restless has continuef to remain the #1 daytime drama for over 36 years and is CBS’ longest-running series.

In a statement, Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment shared, “The Young and the Restless has been a staple of daytime television for over 50 years, and it is with great pleasure that we will continue that legacy at CBS,The talented cast and writers deliver compelling performances and stories on a daily basis and have provided iconic moments that have kept the show on top of the ratings and thrilled generations of fans for over five decades. We look forward to seeing what new creative twists and turns they have planned for the folks of Genoa City.”

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According to CBS, Y&R is averaging 3.50 million viewers this season. The series is also the #1 daytime program among African American viewers. Full episodes of the series are streaming on Paramount+ and CBS TVE.  The soap opera airs weekdays at 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m.-12:30 p..m. PT.

Y&R notables are also celebrating anniversaries in 2024 including series icons: Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) for 45 years this month, and Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) for 44 years. In April, the show will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Nikki and Victor’s wedding, which aired in April 1984 and was one of the highest-rated episodes in the history of the show.

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Other notable cast anniversaries in 2024 include: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) at 35 years and Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) all at 30 years.

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The Young and the Restless debuted on March 23, 1973 and the show celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2023. Y&R was co-created by the late William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. At present, Josh Griffith currently serves as the series executive producer and head writer.

Share your thoughts on the news that Y&R had been given a four-year renewal by CBS and will continue on with the lives of the people you love in Genoa City through its 55th season via the comment section below.

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B&B and Y&R Stars Join Heather Tom In the Celebration of Life for Her Late Mother, Marie Tom

Back on February 4th, Six-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Heather Tom (Katie, The Bold and the Beautiful) shared on Instagram that her beloved mother, Marie Tom had passed away.

At that time, Heather expressed: “At 12:20 am Sunday morning, my brother, David, my sister, Nicholle, and her all but adopted son, Michael, held my beautiful mother’s hand, kissed her face and whispered I love you as she passed from this world to the next. She was my biggest champion and my most important influence.”

Over this past weekend, many of Heather B&B and former Y&R castmates, attended a celebration in honor of the life of Marie Tom, and to support Heather during this difficult time. They included: Ashley Jones (Bridget, B&B), Jennifer Gareis (Donna, B&B), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R) and Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R).

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Jones shared on the touching day, “We love you, Heather Tom, We’ve known you for 25 years (or more)! It was an honor to gather together and celebrate your mom with you, David and Nicholle. 🤍🕊️ Marie Tom certainly knew how to LIVE! And I love the word you left with us… tenacity. Her memory will live on and on…❤️🙌🏼❤️”

Katherine Kelly Lang added, “It was a perfect day for Marie.”  Jones’ post contained other images from the celebration for Marie Tom.

Marie was very proud of her talented children and their accomplishment and was often by their side while they were growing up. Heather Tom first appeared on daytime as Victoria Newman, a part she played on The Young and the Restless from 1990-2003, after a three year stint on One Life to Live as Kelly Cramer, she headed to The Bold and the Beautiful in 2007 to take on the role as Katie Logan, a part she is currently playing.

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David Tom, appeared on The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott from 1999-2004.  That role won David a Daytime Emmy. He later joined One Life to Live in the part of Paul Cramer from 2004-2005. Nicholle Tom continues to appear in numerous television series and film.

Share your continued well-wisues condolences to Heather, David and Nicholle on the passing of their mother, Marie Tom via the comment section below.


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