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Though her margin of win might not have been as great as last year's, Martha Byrne (Lily Snyder and Rose D'Angelo) was once again the big winner of the As The World Turns edition of the Soap Opera Central awards.
As The World Turns will feature a special "stand alone" episode on Thursday, February 14th.
It could be a reunion of sorts for All My Children's Dixie Martin and Leslie Coulson - but it won't take place in Pine Valley. According to inside sources, Cady McClain
) is joining the cast of As The World Turns
's (Dixie Martin
) first appearance as As The World Turns' Rosanna Cabot is still several days away, but the actress is speaking out about her time at AMC and her future on ATWT.
According to an insider, Craig Lawlor
) has been let go from As The World Turns. The departure is said to be "storyline dictated," or rather "lack of storyline."
This week marks the end of Tom Eplin
's run as Jake McKinnon
, a role he created on Another World
in 1985. After the cancellation of Another World by NBC in 1999, Eplin was brought aboard CBS's As The World Turns.
Celebrated As The World Turns head writer Hogan Sheffer will be sticking around for some time to come.
Being last year's big winner with a record-tying eight Emmy victories, there was a lot of expectation by fans and critics that As The World Turns would equal last year's performance at this year's Emmy ceremony.
, the man that half-sisters Carly Tenney and Rosanna Cabot once fought over, is returning to Oakdale. This time around, however, Shawn Christian will not be tackling the part.
The show will conduct an 11-day bus tour beginning on September 16th. The tour will take the show's front-burner younger performers - Jessica Dunphy (Alison Stewart McDermott
), Agim Kaba (Aaron Snyder
) and Peyton List (Lucy Montgomery
) -- to 10 college campuses across the country
Don Chastain (Cooley) passed away on August 9th after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 66.
Effective immediately, As The World Turns' Carolyn Culliton will assume co-head writing duties of Guiding Light with current scribe Millie Taggart. The change comes as Guiding Light experiences its lowest ratings
in recent memory.
Emmy-nominated Annie Parisse
) will be returning to As The World Turns just in time for the big November Sweeps period.
It would appear that All My Children's search for a new head writer is over. However, a network spokesperson insists that the search is ongoing. According to several inside sources, Emmy-winning writer Hogan Sheffer will take over as top scribe of All My Children in 2003.
Hogan Sheffer has broken his silence about the rumors that have him taking over head writing duties at All My Children. In short, Sheffer says that while he's flattered that his name is being bandied about as the show's new head writer, he isn't leaving his gig at As The World Turns.
The speculation over who will take over the head writing duties at All My Children has come to an end.
Bailey Chase has been cast as As The World Turns' Chris Hughes.
Tony award winner Lea Salonga
) will briefly reprise her role as As The World Turns' Lien Hughes early next year.
Daytime veteran Grayson McCouch has been cast as "Vincent," a purported newcomer on As The World Turns. But McCouch's character isn't exactly he might seem to be.