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Despite the fact that the actress' original role has been restored on Port Charles, rumors persist online that actress Joy Bisco (Marissa Leong) will be exiting Port Charles by the end of the show's current book.
There is talk that Port Charles' twelfth and yet-unnamed book will feature the return of a popular character - but not the popular actress who previously played the part. And involved in the rumors is a former Days of our Lives actress.
The Bold and the Beautiful has been hit by yet another wave of casting changes. In the latest batch of "firings," the show has taken three performers off contract. Among them are former Port Charles stars Tamara Davies and Michael Dietz.
Port Charles director Scott McKinsey was awarded the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Daytime Serial for directing the one-hour episode that kicked off Port Charles' tenth book, "Surrender."
Despite a plethora of nominations, Port Charles came away empty-handed at the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Port Charles received a whopping seven Emmy nominations this year, including three acting nominations and a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.
Port Charles, perhaps more than any of the other nine soap operas, has been the buzz of many Internet message boards in recent weeks. Unfortunately, the buzz hasn't been good; most of the talk has been about the "imminent" demise of the six-year-old soap.
Port Charles, the six-year old spinoff of General Hospital, has been cancelled. The show will air its final episode on October. The announcement of the show's demise was made Friday, June 27th by ABC Daytime President Brian Frons, just three days after a Soap Opera Central special report hinted the the half-hour soap was in danger of being cancelled.
Perhaps hoping that some change will spark a new fire of creativity and higher ratings, ABC has announced that Port Charles' executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers will assume the executive producer spot on All My Children next month. Carruthers will replace Jean Dadario Burke, who has served as the show's executive producer since 1998.
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