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GL’s Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman, ATWT’s Elizabeth Hubbard, Ellen Dolan & More Set For Special Episode Of THE TALK!

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Calling all Springfield and Oakdale fans, CBS Daytime is commerating its 30 years as the number one daytime television network with several special events, but this one is not-to-be-missed!

Next week on the October 12th episode of the Daytime Emmy Award winning talk series, The Talk, former cast members from Guiding Light and As the World Turns will join stars from current CBS series, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

The Talk will feature two mini-reunions during the hourlong episode.  On board and set to appear from Guiding Light are:  Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding), and Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines).  From As the World Turns: Martha Byrne (Lily Snyder), Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan), Ellen Dolan (Margo Hughes), and Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh).

This will be a heart-tugging moment for fans of these two iconic shows: Guiding Light, ran on TV from 1952 to 2009, and As The World Turns bowed in 1956 and ran for 54 years till it went off the air in 2010.So, excited about the line-up from GL and ATWT on the special episode of The Talk?  We will update fans in the days ahead with the final line-up from B&B and Y&R.   Comment below!

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  1. Brenda

    October 5, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Will be there with my wife and friend!!! Cannot wait!!!

    • Violet V Lemm

      October 5, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      OMG , Watched these shows from beginning. Cannot wait !

    • blake

      October 8, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Lucky you, very cool!

  2. Steve

    October 5, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Love it. Great for us fans.

  3. Jimh(leave it to beaver)

    October 5, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    It was always funny how fans of AMC and OLTL say they boycott ABC over those two soaps cancellation but CBS cancelled these two iconic soaps GL ans ATWTs and no one said they were boycotting that network!!!

    • su0000

      October 5, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      hey Jimh..
      ABC has the best primetime soaps, really great entertainment programing.
      If they want to be kooky and miss out on the awesome series, their loss, and foolish..
      Like g’ma would say;
      ”don’t cut off your nose to spite your face” ….

      Anyways, I have no idea as to who those people are lol, so you enjoy seeing them, once again !

      • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

        October 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm

        You missed out on a lot…so many soaps and most were good!!!

  4. JK

    October 5, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    WILL WATCH THE TALK FOR THAT SHOW…ONLY!

    • Mark Lopa

      October 5, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      Exactly!

    • Kimberly

      October 6, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Me too! I have never watched The Talk or Let’s Make a Deal

      • blake

        October 8, 2016 at 3:11 pm

        yeah I definitely won’t watch Let’s Make A deal since it replaced Guiding Light.

    • blake

      October 8, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Same here, I see it on at work but don’t try to watch it at home.

  5. DjLevel9

    October 5, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Finnaly I I Hope They Bring Them Back 🙂 It’s Been Far Far Too “Long” for “GUIDING-LIGHT And “AS THE WORLD” Turn’s I missed my Old Soaps when one ch Had them Right after another lol Never had to Turn The Station lol Except For 4:30 PM For The Y&R On GLOBAL lololololololololol

  6. Vicki

    October 5, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Philip and beth….I am super excited

    • blake

      October 8, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Yes!

  7. Mark Lopa

    October 5, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Ellen Dolan also played the original Maureen on Guiding Light, so she represents both shows!

  8. Nancy

    October 6, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Can’t wait to see, watched GL & ATWT since I was a little girl because my Mom always watched.
    Loved Reva & Josh !!!!!!!

    • blake

      October 8, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Yeah I told my mom and sister and they are gonna watch it for the GL actors also.

  9. blake

    October 6, 2016 at 9:10 am

    great news, I will have to watch this! glad that the Guiding Light actors will be there, I will watch for them! I wish Beth ehlers (Harley) could be there too.

  10. Mark Y

    October 6, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Cannot wait to see all of these old friends again.

  11. Irene

    October 6, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Good lineup. Count me in.

    P&G involved. Complicated. Slings thrown at time. Soaps expensive. 2 entities wanted profit not going to happen.

  12. Gia

    October 7, 2016 at 4:05 am

    Looking forward to it!

    I loved, watched and miss both of these soaps!

  13. Dena

    October 8, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Jusr checked my guide for next week and it didn’t show that as the days show.

  14. MH

    October 8, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Miss ATWT so much . . . can’t wait to see them all again. Just wish it wasn’t on the show that replaced them.

  15. Barbara from Atlanta

    October 13, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    The amount of time spent with the GL and ATWT actors was PATHETIC. Each group must have gotten no more than 5 minutes. Very sad.

    If The Talk wanted to “celebrate” 30 years of CBS being #1 in the ratings, why not devote a whole week (5 episodes) to it, giving each show its own hour??? There primarily were 5 shows in the period (if you exclude “Capitol” which was cancelled in 1987, after the first year of the 30 year run and “Let’s Make a Deal”)…..

    MONDAY — Price is Right, bringing on Bob Barker, Drew Carey and (highly doubtful but I can hope) the “Barker’s Beauties” —- Janice, Holly, etc. (you could have them appear in a segment after Bob since I don’t think the women left the show with a high opinion of him).

    TUESDAY – Y&R, fill it with present cast and bring back some fan favorites (Tricia Cast, Barbara Crampton, Nina Arvesen, J. Eddie Peck, etc.).

    WEDNESDAY – B&B, same thing as Y&R with Susan Flannery, Kimberlin Brown showing up for a segment.

    THURSDAY – ATWT, the ones who appeared and what about the other veterans that no one even had the time to mention on this episode — Don Hastings, Eileen Fulton, Kathryn Hayes, etc.

    FRIDAY – GL

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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Crystal Hunt, Donna Mills, Antonio Sabato Jr & Michael Swan Star In New Faith-Based Soap Opera, HILTON HEAD ISLAND!

Some longtime soap opera notables are featured in a new 22 episode faith-based soap entitle, Hilton Head Island.

The series debuts this Friday, November 10th with the first eight installments, and is from the Christian entertainment company, PureFlix.com.

The soap opera is available by subscription, but the service offers a one-month free trial.  In story, Hilton Head Island, revolves around the lives of the fictional Trisk family, who own the a television network.

Hilton Head Island features: Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, General Hospital), Donna Mills (ex-Abby, Knots Landing), Michael Swan (ex-Duncan, As the World Turns), and Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie, GL). PureFlix.com specializes in “family-oriented” content and shows. The plan is for Hilton Head Island to be rolled out in two subsequent seven-episode blocks in the coming weeks.

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EastSiders Season 3 Starring Van Hansis and Kit Williamson Kickstarter Campaign Underway!

EastSiders is on its way back for season three, which is great news since the LGBT series starring former As the World Turns star Van Hasis (Ex-Luke) as Thom and creator/writer/producer Kit Williamson as Cal.

Over the last few seasons, the funny, poignant, and extremely well-written series tells the tale of a couple who go through the struggles of their relationship while living in Silver Lake, California.

With many twist and turns and featuring a supporting cast that includes: Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat)Brianna Brown (General Hospital, Devious Maids, the upcoming Dynasty), Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings, I’m Dying Up Here), Willam Beli (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nip/Tuck) Traci Lords (Crybaby, Zach and Miri Make a Porno), Matthew McKelligon (You’re Killing Me), Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby) and John Halbach (Producer, EastSiders), the series third season looks to be one of its most intriguing yet.

This time Thom and Cal (Hansis and Williamson) end up on the great American road trip after moving from L.A. to the Big Apple and then trying to get back home! The journey home to Silver Lake was shot on-location in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and  California over 35 days last fall.

The production has now launched their Kicktstarter campaign to finish up the series and is hoping for some funding for additional shoot days, and post-production costs. The campaign is set to run until June 6th, by which time the producers must have attained their goal of $60,000, or if you contribute and they have not met their goal, it is refunded. (more…)

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