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January 6, 2012
Soap Central Live: Reflections of 2011
A look back at the memorable guests, fascinating stories, and unforgettable moments on Soap Central Live's second year. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.
January 13, 2012
A tribute to One Life to Live
Celebrating 43 years of One Life to Live with special interviews, memories, and more. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.
January 13, 2012
The launch of River Ridge
As River Ridge broadcasts its first episode, the cast and crew of the series visits SCL to tell fans what they can expect in the season ahead.
January 20, 2012
Biancapalooza
Honoring All My Children's Bianca Montgomery with Christina Bennett Lind and Eden Riegel. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.
January 27, 2012
A tribute to One Life to Live
An hour of calls from One Life to Live fans sharing their favorite memories, storylines, and more. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.
February 3, 2012
The world of web soaps
A look into the world of web series -- the challenge and the rewards, with the creators of Pretty, Anacostia, and more. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.
February 10, 2012
Fan February with Chrishell Stause
An hour of fan calls to discuss the latest daytime happenings and the hottest romances of all time. With special guest, AMC's Chrishell Stause. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.
February 17, 2012
Ask the soap experts
Do you have a question about your favorite soap past or present? This week on SCL, you can ask the Soap Experts and finally get an answer! Richard Simms, the executive editor of Soaps In Depth magazine, and syndicated soap columnist Lynda Hirsch join host Dan J Kroll for a roundtable discussion. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.
March 2, 2012
Jackie Zeman marches back to SCL
General Hospital's Jackie Zeman returns for her third annual on-air birthday celebration -- and talks soaps, takes calls from fans, offers advice, and more! Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.
March 9, 2012
Something to talk about: An hour of fan calls
Soap fans always have something to talk about, and this week the phone lines are open for fans to call in and talk with host Dan J Kroll. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific. Call in and be part of the show, toll-free at 866.472.5788.
March 16, 2012
Make It Real with Brian Gaskill
Soap vet Brian Gaskill talks about his most personal project to date, a collection of poetry called Make It Real. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific. Call in and be part of the show, toll-free at 866.472.5788.
March 23, 2012
Jen Lilley and Nia Peeples
General Hospital's Jen Lilley and actress Nia Peeples make their first visits to Soap Central Live to chat with fans and host Dan J Kroll. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific. Call in and be part of the show, toll-free at 866.472.5788.
March 30, 2012
The Survival of Soap Opera and GH's Haley Pullos
What transformations do soaps need to undergo to stay relevant in this age of new media? Two experts offer their thoughts. Plus, General Hospital's Haley Pullos. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific. Call in and be part of the show, toll-free at 866.472.5788.
April 6, 2012
General Hospital's Robin Mattson
Robin Mattson talks about her big return to General Hospital and her incredible daytime career. Plus, author Alina Adams discusses the greatest moments in soap history. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific. Call in and be part of the show, toll-free at 866.472.5788.
April 13, 2012
Nelson Branco: Uncensored
Soap journalist Nelson Branco visits with the latest soap opera news and gossip, and to talk about his One Life to Live tribute book, Between Heaven and Hell. Plus, dishing all the latest soap news with soap fans. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific. Call in and be part of the show, toll-free at 866.472.5788.
April 20, 2012
Then and Now
What a difference a year makes: Looking at how your favorite soap has changed in the past 12 months. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific. Call in and be part of the show, toll-free at 866.472.5788.
May 4, 2012
Listen to what happens -- Live!
It's an hour of live discussion about what's hot and what's not. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific. Call in and be part of the show, toll-free at 866.472.5788.
May 11, 2012
Cynthia James and '12 Daytime Emmy noms
Daytime Emmys to be broadcast after all, and an hour of fan calls.
May 25, 2012
HLN saves the Daytime Emmys
Daytime Emmys to be broadcast after all, and an hour of fan calls. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific. Call in and be part of the show, toll-free at 866.472.5788.
June 8, 2012
The Young, Restless, and Outrageous
Comedian BD Freeman, and author Michael Maloney discusses his biography of Y&R/B&B creator William J. Bell.
June 15, 2012
Daytime Emmy Confidential
Announcing this year's special Daytime Emmy correspondants. Plus, Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe talk Emmy predictions.
June 22, 2012
A Daytime Emmy Preview
Soaps In Depth's Richard Simms talks Emmy predictions and other Red Carpet-worthy gossip.
June 29, 2012
Jill Larson and Kassie DePaiva
Catching up with All My Children vet Jill Larson, and One Life to Live.
July 13, 2012
Lisa LoCicero on soaps and Star Trek
Lisa LoCicero on soaps and science fiction.
July 20, 2012
Heart to Hart: All My Children's Alicia Minshew
A Hart to heart conversation with All My Children vet Alicia Minshew.
July 27, 2012
The return of Robin Mattson
Robin Mattson returns to SCL to talk about her GH stories and to take calls from fans.
August 3, 2012
Terri Ivens comes to town -- your town!
Terri Ivens reveals how to get a soap star to visit you in your hometown. Plus, Y&R fans share their thoughts on the behind-the-scenes changes.
August 10, 2012
Fumbling thru the Pieces second season launch party
It's a special kick-off party for the second season of the award-winning web series, Fumbling thru the Pieces.
August 24, 2012
'Wild' Walt Willey
All My Children vet Walt Willey talks about his new project, the life of 'Wild Bill' Hickok.
August 31, 2012
End of summer call-in show heats up the hotline
An hour of your calls to discuss all the behind-the-scenes casting changes on your favorite soaps.
September 14, 2013
Soap Central Improv
An hour of unscripted radio to kick off the improvisational soap opera, Scandal Crest.
September 21, 2012
Remembering John Ingle, canceled soaps
Remembering three canceled soaps, and the life of John Ingle.
October 12, 2012
The Great Soap Debate 2012
The first-ever soap debate, with Soaps In Depth's Richard Simms and soapcentral.com's Dan J Kroll.
October 19, 2012
DAYS star Peggy McCay and the return of Lynda Hirsch
DAYS star Peggy McCay reflect on 30 years of playing Caroline Brady, and the return of soapcentral.com columnist Lynda Hirsch.
November 2, 2012
The Soap Debate 2: Fans respond
It's your turn to get in on the Soap Debate. What do you think of the hot-button issues of the day?
November 9, 2012
Another hour of your calls
The phone lines are open once again for you to call in and talk about what's hot and what's not on your favorite soaps.
November 16, 2012
General Hospital's Julie Berman
General Hospital's Julie Berman on Lulu and Better Buddies, her eco-friendly pet company. Plus, kicking off the holiday season with a gift giveaway!
November 30, 2012
Karla Mosley and Jordi Vilasuso
Guiding Light vet Karla Mosley. Plus, GL and All My Children fave Jordi Vilasuso!
December 7, 2012
Kate Collins enters the SCL orbit
All My Children's Kate Collins makes a very special appearance on Soap Central Live to talk about Natalie, Janet, Oakhaven recreational activities, and more!
December 14, 2012
Van Hansis talks EastSiders and Marlena de Lacroix's year-end wrap-up
As the World Turns' Van Hansis discusses his new web series, EastSiders. Then, Marlena de Lacroix talks about the big newa of the year gone by!
December 21, 2012
2012 In Review: The Best of 2012
A look back at the best stories, characters, and news of 2012, featuring interviews with your favorite soapcentral.com Two Scoops columnists. Soap Central Live airs Fridays at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific. Share your picks for the Best of 2012 at 267.341.7627, and your comments may be part of the show. Listen at http://soapcentral.com/scl
December 28, 2012
2012 In Review: The Worst of 2012
A look back at the stories, characters, news stories that ended up as the worst of 2012, featuring interviews with your soapcentral.com's Two Scoops columnists. Listen at http://soapcentral.com/scl
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