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ABC Scraps John Stamos New Soapy Drama MEMBERS ONLY Before It Airs!

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Former General Hospital favorite John Stamos, who was a center of a mini-controversy when the the ABC soap tried to get him to reprieve his role as Blackie Parrish during the show’s 50th anniversary season, got some bad news over the weekend!

Stamos new primetime series Members Only which was to be soapy drama about the upstairs/downstairs of a country club was axed by ABC even before it aired!  According to The Hollywood Reporter, he cast was informed Saturday that the network did not want to move ahead with the series starring Stamos and Breaking Bad‘s Betsy Brandt.

The series was ordered straight to series, when American Hustle‘s David O’ Russell and Erin Brockovich‘s Susannah Grant were attached to co-write and executive produce the 13-episode drama. But later, O’Russell bowed out from what was to be his  first TV project which was originally titled, The Club!  The drama also co-starred Natalie Zea, Boris Kodjoe and Luke Mitchell.

What do you think of the Stamos soap drama getting canned?  Were you looking forward to seeing him on a TV series once again?  Comment below!

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Mark
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Mark

LOL back to yogurt commercials!

Adam
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Adam

Yes good one. LMAO.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

It ain’t easy peasy in Hollywood. You book a pilot, pilot not picked up by network execs. Series picked up by network execs, the writer bows out of the project. Talking about an unstable work environment, geesh!!!

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su0000

I’m not surprised..
the series ‘Members Only’ is not what the networks are looking for..
It was DOA..

davlestev1
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davlestev1

And thank goodness they had you to CONSULT. .LOL..obviously they had some interest.

Darren
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Darren

John needs a pay check, please come back to GH .

Mo
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Mo

It doesn’t really sound like a good premise, so not too surprised.

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Always a nice guy… never got to the point of getting past GH or Jesse…. few roles over the years… too bad really but the competition is so great out there… sometimes actors get pigeon holed and can never get out of that.

I wish he could have come back to GH over the years, but maybe someday…. I hated when they brought in Ron Moss for GH 50th and not Blackie! How absurd…and they still bring his name up…who cares about Ron Moss in GH land…not me! LOL!

Troy Parkins
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Troy Parkins

ABC-TV is getting what they deserve – they don’t give ANYTHING a chance and they are a Network in trouble. Since they cancelled both One Life to Live and All My Children, nothing would surprise me.
Now there is talk that their new night time series, RESURRECTION, will soon be cancelled. ABC needs to do some re-thinking ~

brian
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brian

I would have watched it for Natalie Zea. She is one of my faves !

Allen Saint James
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Allen Saint James

He deserves another hit show! Hes tried so many times.

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TONIGHT: Kim Delaney Stars in Lifetime’s ‘The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice’

Make sure to catch General Hospital and former All My Children and NYPD Blue star, Kim Delaney (Jackie, GH, Ex-Jenny, AMC) tonight on Saturday, February 20th when her highly-anticipated Lifetime movie debuts beginning at 8pm EST/7pm CST which marks the cable network’s 400th original movie.

In The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice, it tells the story of Mari Gilbert’s search for the truth behind what happened to her daughter Shannan, a sometime escort who disappeared after a ‘date’ on Long Island.

After Shannan (Katharine Isabelle, Hannibal) fails to come home, her mother Mari (Delaney) knows something is terribly wrong. Pleading to police to take her concerns seriously, she keeps pushing the police for answers. Mari’s insistence that her daughter not be overlooked eventually leads to a horror hidden on Long Island for more than a decade – 19 bodies of young women discovered buried in shallow graves along Ocean Parkway in the area of Jones Beach State Park. Though the search for the killer is still ongoing, Mari’s passionate dedication to giving her daughter and other forgotten women a voice, and the attention they deserve, has kept the case alive with hopes of a breakthrough soon. The movie not only follows a mother’s tireless search for the truth, but it also digs deep into the murders, including Shannan’s, that have gone unsolved for so long.

Delaney’s film, executive produced by Deborah Norville, is based off real life-events that transpired in the early 2010’s where the crimes were never solved.

In an interview with 98.1 WOGL Radio’s Glenn Kalina, Delaney shared: “There is hope in the film… but you also want an answer… what happened to all of these girls?  My character just was relentless trying to find her (daughter) or find answers where she was.  They found a bunch of other bodies, and what they learned was that they were all escorts… and then they learned there was a possible serial killer.”

Check out a promo for the movie below.

Will you be watching Kim in her starring role in The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice? Let us know in the comment section.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ Raises $130,565 For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS In Four Day Streaming Event

Last week, ABC Daytime fans were thrilled to see some of the archival footage and performances from the ABC Daytime: Salutes Broadway Cares benefit concerts by those who were once in the mighty soap programming block that included: All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. 

While only GH remains, viewers still loved seeing many of their favorites perform in the streaming event, ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which featured footage from those events that ran from 2005-2011 in front of a live audience in New York City.

The 2021 online event, which kicked-off on February 11th and streamed for four days, featured new content with daytime favorites including: Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Anthony Geary, Kelly Ripa and more, plus performances from the past benefits, and an original dance performance from Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) on the set of GH.

John Dietrich, who directed each of the ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares concerts, wrote and directed the stream. It was presented in partnership with ABC Owned Television Stations’ websites around the country with support from Good Morning America and The View.

According to Broadway World, in total, the ABC Daytime Back on Broadway event raised $130,565. The streaming total includes a matching donation of $50,000 made by Broadway Cares supporters The Dream Alliance.  Now, when combined with the seven-year run of the annual concerts, the ABC Daytime stars have raised $2,020,565 for Broadway Cares.

As part of the event week, Michael Fairman chatted with former One Life to Live star, Catherine Hickland (Ex-Lindsay Rappaport) about her performances over the years at the event, her role of Lindsay and her on-screen feud with Nora (Hillary B. Smith), and more.  You can watch it below.

What did you think of the ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway streaming event? Did you enjoy seeing the performances? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Will Celebrate His Birthday With Very Special Guests When He Drops ‘Bad Boy Stories’ On March 1st

Now here’s an innovative way to celebrate your birthday! Leave it to two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, GH) who has been delivering plenty of creative content these days for his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel.

On Thursday, Benard teased a trailer for the upcoming big day sharing: “Are you ready for my birthday celebration? This year I wanted to do something for my fans on my birthday. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I hope you enjoy it too.”   The actor revealed this birthday video will premiere on March 1st.

Upon closer look and the full trailer of Benard’s ‘Bad Boy Stories” as its titled, it features his son, Joshua, along with GH notables: Kin Shriner (Scott), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke), Réal Andrews (Taggert) and photographer, Jim Warren.

On another note, Maurice also sent out a tweet yesterday which fueled much speculation for GH fans, when we expressed: “I had a great time working today I can’t tell you who I’m working with because I will get in trouble but I had a blast”

Check out the Maurice’s “birthday” trailer below.

So, what do you think of Maurice’s upcoming birthday celebration? Who do you think he is talking about that he worked with the other day on GH? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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