How to stay on the air for half a century? Ask "The Young and the Restless"

Jun 25, 2020
Soap operas are more expensive to make than other daytime TV, but still get more viewers than talk shows.
Melissa Claire Egan and Joshua Morrow
star in "The Young and the Restless".
Howard Wise for JPI Studios.

Telemundo actors vote to unionize

Mar 9, 2017
For the first time in 65 years, actors at a major TV network have held a union election. The actors? Stars of the wildly popular telenovelas airing on NBC Universal’s Telemundo network. The vote still needs to be certified, but…

Soap opera.com: Can the web save the soap?

Jun 21, 2013
Web-only versions of popular soap operas may be back in production after a labor resolution.

Soap operas get a new lease on life online

Apr 29, 2013
'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' are going online only starting Monday -- as the first offerings of 'The Online Network', an ad-supported outlet for first-run entertainment delivered online.

Oh no! ABC says bye to 'Children,' ends 'Life'

Apr 14, 2011
This final note today, in which Susan Lucci loses her job. Yes, it's true. Today, ABC canceled two of the three soap operas it still has on the ...