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AMC's Thorsten Kaye & Vincent Irizarry & OLTL's Erika Slezak To Appear On THE VIEW!

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Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photo

As first reported by On-Air On-Soaps last week in our brand new interview with One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak, the six-time Daytime Emmy winner along with All My Children’s Thorsten Kaye and Vincent Irizarry will be appearing on ABC’s morning talk series, The View this coming Thursday April 25th to promote the premiere episodes of the online revivals of AMC and OLTL on April 29th on Hulu, HuluPlus and iTunes!

According to ABC, the three soap star favorites will join the ladies of The View and special guest co-host singer/songwriter Gretchen Wilson whose latest album is “Right on Time”!  The View airs Weekdays from 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, ET/10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, PT on the ABC Television Network.

Now while many may see this as intriguing since ABC canceled AMC and OLTL, it looks as though The View knows that their audience misses their favorite soaps! 

Will you be tuning into see Thorsten, Vincent and Erika on The View this Thursday?  Let us know!

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scott
scott

Heck yah ill be watching

El
El

I used to watch the view every morning before tuning I to my soaps…since they have been canceled I have not watched yet hing on abc except for a soap… I really don’t want to give abc ratings, but for all my children and one live to Live…I will watch and give my soap actors the ratings!!!!

Joliefan Forever
Joliefan Forever

Your giving the Ratings to the View and ABC, Not the actors. I won’t watch because I won’t give them the ratings and I already know about the shows coming back…..

jimh
jimh

I feel both ABC and PP are hypocrites for promoting each other with the lawsuit coming up!

Joliefan Forever
Joliefan Forever

I won’t!

kim berly rios
kim berly rios

i will be watching also

Rose
Rose

Yup I’ll be watching, I really can’t wait for the shows to air…

louisa
louisa

I can’t believe ABC is allowing them to publicize their cancelled soaps–but I’m all for it!

I will be watching.

Pav
Pav

I’ll be there. Oh yeah.

carla rodriguez
carla rodriguez

I will never watch any show but general hospital on abc daytime.

Fran
Fran

yes, for OLTL and AMC

AJ
AJ

Seeing as I’ll be at work, I won’t watch, perhaps ill watch their appearances ONLINE!!!

jimh
jimh

YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES! ABC being sued by PP but turnsaround and promotes PP reboots on ABCs The View? People claim they boycott ABC but will tune in and watch their talk show? PP sues ABC but its ok for them to allow their stars on one of their talk shows? I also wonder…how many people on here did complain about PP back in Nov. 2011 and said they didnt trust PP and said they want nothing to do with them when they announced they had abandon plans to do the reboots? But now PP got their act together and finally are doing them…seems like some changed their names so no one can point their fingers at them. I even read Cady Ms Nov. 2011 facebook page where she blasts PP for not doing their homework and having the money before announcing their first attempt to do the reboots and she even said they were not a class act but since they got their act together and are doing the reboots i guess all is forgiven with her now that she is working for them!

Aria
Aria

So true, one way or another we are all hypocrites no matter how we try to spin it. Every network has cancelled soaps yet ABC is made to look like murderers, it’s so ridiculous, people are stupid if they think any network cares about the people, their bottom line is money, how to spend less and make more. That’s it period…

jimh
jimh

CBS cancelled two soaps…ATWT & GL…and NBC cancelled Passions but no one said they were boycotting those networks!

Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck

I find it very interesting that suddenly ABC is publicizing a show they themselves cancelled. I know exactly why, it was mentioned as a factor in the suit with Prospect Park. Part of the deal was they were supposed to help promote the shows, which they had not done at all up to this point! Just like releasing the URL’s for the shows suddenly to PP after news of the lawsuit broke. They are trying to make the suit look as they it has no merit. I read the entire lawsuit and everything in it, from my perspective appears legitimate. They are back pedaling to save face! I am conflicted as to whether I will watch or not but if I do it will ONLY be as support for these wonderful shows and the actors!

Kathy
Kathy

No, still boycotting ABC. I will be watching AMC and OLTL.

Johnny
Johnny

Really, there are so many ways to watch The View, I’m not home during the daytime as many people aren’t, I have to work – but I can watch The View show on You Tube and it won’t count (well, I don’t think so) towards ratings…or does it? I surely would like to hear what these three well-known soap veterans have to say about everything, I’m sure it will be on the positive side though some of these actors have been known to be very blunt in expressing their feelings. I don’t like what abc-tv did, but if these shows ever found their way back to abc, which I doubt, I can’t say I wouldn’t record them to watch at night, which is what I did for years.

aria
aria

so pp is suing abc but the view is promoting amc an oltl? ok, yeah, this makes sense! NOT!, it feels like ABC and PP is playing us for fools, and we always fall for it.

Joliefan Forever
Joliefan Forever

You fall for it because you don’t do any kind of research! There is a Reason for ABC promoting AMC and OLTL read the lawsuit you’ll find out!

Aria
Aria

Um I know ABC owns the shows and hense if pp makes money,so does abc.

Rapids
Rapids

I have always thought boycott talk of the abc network was silly and hypocritical. How many boycotters pick and choose programs. They say they watch general hospital and the view is ok. Wonder how many watch sports, the academy awards, modern family and countless other shows on abc. Nielsen ratings prove significant numbers even watch the chew as their ratings are pretty good.
Networks cancel shows al the time.. All my children ratings were greatly eroded and the show was almost cancelled in2007 when things really started to tank.

I think the prospect park story is interesting to follow but I doubt I will watch the reboots. I have zero interest in the young crowd and newbies that will dominate. How long do people think the vets will be featured, my guess is not very long.
I totally agree cady McClain is a big hypocrite as the front person for the show but her job options tv wise are kind of exhausted.
I have a lot of respect for Vincent irizarry and hoped he would find other work in TV, kind of shocked he did not.
Thorsten Kaye is another one I am tired of but in the beginning of his run he was terrific as Zach.

jimh
jimh

Nice post…some of these people claim they boycott abc but then turn around and will watch one of there talk shows? What hypocrites! I bet half of them do watch some shows on ABC! I dont mind the newbies or young crowd but i do believe if these shows are around in a few years the vets will be pushed to backburner and barely used. They are only there to draw in the long time die hard fans for ratings because PP hopes theyll spread the word to younger viewers these shows are on. You do need younger viewers to keep the show going and thats what they care about. I just feel they could care less about they older viewers except for using them. Younger fans will realize this once they get older…i did. Vincent should be a primetime star…Cady is a hypocrite: She blasted PP on her facebook in 2011 but because she cant get other work i guess shes changed her opinion about them.

Torrey
Torrey

I watch Wendy Williams now, at that time slot, and I won’t be changing. I’m like the previous poster……I know when the shows air on HULU, and I will not be giving ABC or the View the ratings.

Dave
Dave

Why is his Name Glenn Beck lol

gloria
gloria

I don’t care who the guests are-I cannot stand The View. They are loud, obnoxious & talk over each other & get on my last nerve. And I don’t think they truly respect or understand soaps, I really don’t. They kind of make fun of them & yeah, I know soaps can get crazy & but I can criticize since I really love them but I DO NOT like non-soap lovers to make fun of them! It’s like I can gripe about my husband but nobody else better. Anyway, can’t wait for the 29th-long live all of our soaps. To hell with the rest of daytime.

susan M.
susan M.

I will make this one exception & watch it. I am interested what they have to see plus I miss them. Erika is my favorite soap star of all time!

David
David

I wonder if ABC does indeed get served with the lawsuit that Prosepct Park has filed if they will pull these guests from appearing on The View.

Tracey
Tracey

PP and ABC should completely sever ties with each other by ABC selling all rights to PP.

susan M.
susan M.

I agree!

Bob Bateman in Boise
Bob Bateman in Boise

I am so glad One Life to Live is coming back! What time of day will the program play in Boise? I am a giving man: give me the postal address to contact you and I will send you for free: my Gospel album recorded in Hollywood. The title song of this album is greatly needed now for our beloved nation: “America, It’s Surely Time to Pray” is that song! My phone: 208/342-4889. Thank you, Erica, especially! I am 70, not married, just available! OK, I know you are married. (I am laughing!). God bless: Jesus is coming any day now!

Zelan
Zelan

The “rent” (licensing fees) PP pays ABC is nearly $10M per year. The 10+ year license they have is already worth $100M to ABC plus their cut of any profits. Why would they sell their valuable property? And where would PP ever find the cash to pay them enough to make them give up all that perpetual passive income? ABC is NOT trying to sabotage this cash cow, nor are they trying to give up all that money. If anything, if PP keeps making themselves a legal or otherwise pain in the heinie, ABC may eventually simply take the rights back at first opportunity (when the license expires or PP does something to default) or offers the license to another company post-PP that they can actually work with. At the end of the day ABC is still the owner’

Rapids
Rapids

Some of the start up cash came from government grants, this was well documented in 2011. I have no idea if grants are still involved. Cannot figure out how prospect park will pay the bills much less their royalties to abc. This is more interesting than the actual show from a business standpoint.
I bet the actors have concerns as well but they cannot say so publicly and most have no job offers elsewhere.

Joliefan Forever
Joliefan Forever

Where exactly was this “well documented”.

“most have no job offers elsewhere.” Boy it is funny how many ppl think they know what goes on in the private lives of these actors!

Cin
Cin

I won’t miss this for the world. I haven’t watched The View since the shows were taken off the air. This will be my first time back. Can’t wait to see Thorsten again.

Christy
Christy

I’ll record it… I don’t care for The View, but will record it if there’s a soap star on that I like.

and ABC won’t get my viewing as a rating hit… digital tuners aren’t counted!

Jan
Jan

on my days off yes,

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

Vincent I’m mad with you!!!

You could have played Kelly Monaco father on GH

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Cameron first shared the news on Monday’s Home & Family in a special announcement enlightening viewers on his health condition (watch video below) and later took to his Instagram and social media to share more details.   Of note: Mathison’s healthy lifestyle has indeed helped, and shown, that his cancer has not spread.

In addition, Mathison wrote: “About a month ago, I had an MRI for some gut issues I’ve been having, and during that MRI they fd a tumor on my right kidney. It’s consistent with Renal Cell Carcinoma … or kidney cancer. The good news is that it hasn’t spread to any other organs🙏🏼 They say my healthy lifestyle and diet has no doubt helped keep it from growing and spreading to other areas, as doctors think it’s been growing in me for minimum 10 years🙏🏼. I am extremely lucky that we found it early.” He thanked his doctor and his family, saying, “[wife] Vanessa, [kids] Lucas and Leila have been absolutely amazing with their love and support… as have my mom, dad, brother, and everyone at Home and Family, Hallmark, and ET❤️ My surgery is scheduled on September 12th, I was hoping to receive positive thoughts, prayers, or whatever you feel comfortable with, on 9/12 (my surgery is at 1pm PST) 🙏🏼.” He concluded, “Feeling very grateful and optimistic!”

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

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The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

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The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

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Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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