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New Details On MICHAEL'S AMAZING SOAP TRIVIA CHALLENGE! Will Give Soap Fans A Chance To Strut Their Knowledge On!

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

On-Air On-Soaps has learned some additional details on the plans for upcoming soap opera game show that will be part of the line-up of the new online destination coming this fall!

Originally titled: The Amazing Soap Trivia Challenge, the series has been rebranded as Michael’s Amazing Soap Trivia Challenge, referring to the series host, Guiding Light favorite, Michael O’Leary (Ex-Rick Bauer).  

In the series concept, during each episode three soap fans armed with a wealth of soap opera trivia knowledge will vie for cash prizes and more!  But they won’t be appearing before a studio audience … no!  They will be playing the game right at Michael O’Leary’s front porch!

In the coming weeks look for how you can be chosen as one of the lucky fans to participate on this unique game show experience – think Pee-wee’s Playhouse meets “Millionaire” meets Newhart – hosted by the charming and oh-so-funny, O’Leary!

And don’t forget, to receive all timely updates on upcoming series, promotions, previews, and how you can become a contestant on Michael’s Amazing Soap Trivia Challenge make sure to sign up today at!

What do you think of the concept of Michael’s Amazing Soap Trivia Challenge? Do you want to see how you can play the game on O’Leary’s front porch? Let us know!


Leave a comment | 12 Comments


  1. vinman

    June 6, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Have always wish there would be a “soap opera”game show!

  2. lou piikes

    June 6, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Does this mean Michael is hosting the game show from his home? If so, what a concept for an online game show! !

    • Blake

      June 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      I agree!

  3. Sue

    June 6, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I guess a game show on Michael’s front porch might be as close as we can get to a Baur BBQ.

    • lou piikes

      June 7, 2015 at 1:57 am

      And the 4th of July is right around the corner. LOL

    • Blake

      June 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Good point! Yeah I sure miss the Bauer BBQ.

  4. Rodd

    June 7, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Love the idea and can’t wait to see it played out. Maybe I’ll be a contestant some day. Woo-hoo!

  5. Blake

    June 7, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    This is a really cool idea. Glad to see Michael O’Leary again!

  6. Steve

    June 8, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Always wanted a soap opera game show/ trivia ….cool. Am def intereested in being a contestant………

  7. Leonna

    June 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    What a great idea!!! I have ALWAYS wanted to put my soap knowledge to the test!!!! Can’t wait to hear more details!!!!! … Lol, Sue, on the Bauer Barbecue reference! That would be so fun!

  8. Donna Tarlton

    October 17, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Would love to be on this

  9. Donna Tarlton

    October 17, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Would love to participate in this game show

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Former Y&R, Santa Barbara, Capitol, and Guiding Light Executive Producer John Conboy Dead

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Reports surfaced on Friday that legendary soap opera executive producer, John Conboy had passed away.

Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) posted the news of Conboy’s death on her facebook page along with these sentiments: “It is with a heavy heart and a grateful smile that I called him my friend,, “BIG” JOHN CONBOY, the ORIGINAL Producer on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, left us today The Big Guy, with the BIG LAUGH, Man about Town, and One HELLUVA PRODUCER… Whether you loved him, or not ..YOU have to agree He was ONE OF A KIND! God Bless you, John. Give Jeanne a Hug from all of us.”

CBS Daytime also tweeted: “We join Judith and the CBS Daytime community in mourning the loss of John Conboy. John was a longtime Executive Producer on #YR, created Capitol and later was EP of Guiding Light. He will remain in our hearts forever.”

Conboy was the original executive producer of The Young and the Restless and remained with the show from its inception in 1973 through to 1982.  Prior to that, he served as the EP on CBS’ Love is a Many Splendored Thing from 1970-1973.  After Y&R, John next launched CBS’ new soap Capitol and stayed as the EP up through its cancellation in 1987.

John made a comeback in 1991 with the one and only Santa Barbara, where he served as the top executive of the series for a time, with the last soap he helmed being Guiding Light from 2002-2004.

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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,

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). 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.

Watch the first official trailer for the soap after the jump.  Then let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! (more…)

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In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking play, Boys in the Band, a limited engagement of the theatrical production is scheduled next year from April 30–August 12, 2018 a the Booth Theatre on Broadway.

The cast will feature none other than former One Life to Live star, Tuc Watkins (Ex-David) and former Guiding Light star, Matt Bomer (Ex-Ben) along with Andrew Rannells, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and more.  The play will be directed this time out by two-time Tony winner, Joe Mantello.

The Boys in the Band centers around a group of gay men who gather in a New York City apartment for a friend’s birthday party. As the evening continues, the cracks beneath their friendships begin to show, exposing the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. (more…)

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