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Angelica McDaniel Reflects On Her Time At CBS In Her Parting Words: “It’s Time For Me To Move On To New Innovative Territory”

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On Friday, Angelica McDaniel, who’s position as head of Daytime for CBS was folded into the current programming department, thereby the network eliminating her position, took to her Instagram to share her thoughts on her achievements in the day-part over her nine years as part of the network.

McDaniel pointed to her successes in her farewell post expressing: “In my nine years at CBS I’ve had some incredible highlights – we launched a new show which is celebrating it’s 10th season, created an immersive museum exhibit celebrating iconic Daytime shows, gathered more than 100 talent from the past and present to commemorate 30 years of television in a historic photo, developed an innovative show for young people celebrating female superstars in STEM to launch in a few weeks, traveled America’s favorite game show wheel around the country, celebrated 116 Emmy wins and the many dances they spawned at after parties, and friendships that I’ll always cherish. It’s time for me to move on to new innovative territory, make even bigger successes, and always more great memories.”

The former CBS executive was referencing launching The Talk, how she was in charge of the initiative that brought back Guiding Light and As the World Turns stars to be part of the Paley Center for Television Museum exhibit and more, and of course, those Emmy after-parties as only CBS Daytime throws.

Over the last 24 hours, social media has been a mixed bag of reactions to the news of McDaniel’s departure from support from several actors and soap writers, to fans who have been unhappy with the state of Y&R, hoping that with McDaniel no longer in charge, things might change for the better.

So what do you think of the sentiments shared by McDaniel in her parting words post? Comment below.

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I liked how she was a champion of soaps but I think this change will be good news for Y&R,the show has not been doing well and the problems and with her influence gone the writers may have more freedom and the saint Lola mandate can end

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No offense to you Michael, or Ms. McDaniel….but who cares? Soap fans dont care about the corporate suits…..with some exceptions! If its a Brian Frons…who has caused devastation and destruction across the daytime landscapes, then yes. On the lower level… The Executive Producers and Head Writers… we generally care about news. If its a Phelps, or a Carlivati, or a Pratt…we generally care! But these no name…..nobodies essentially…why even report on them? They spout the same “We are very pleased with our daypart!”. The script never changes. We are down to four soaps and these suits know there should be… Read more »

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Daytime execs are not really in touch with daytime viewers. Think about the devastation to daytime soaps caused by Brian Frons with the cancellations of AMC and OLTL and Barbara Bloomless with the cancellations of ATWT and my all-time favorite Guiding Light. Noticed that Bloomless is writing for GH so the writing might be on the wall by ABC. They have made no move to cancel that GMA Day mess that is a horrible ratings lead-in for GH. Either return OLTL and AMC as 1/2 hour each show lead-ins or move Tamara Hall’s talk show before GH. Get with it… Read more »

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Chrishell Stause and Her ‘Selling Sunset’ Boss Jason Oppenheim Make Relationship Instagram Official

There’s a new man in soap veteran and Selling Sunset star, Chrishell Stause’s life.  And it is … none other than her boss at the Oppenheim Group, a real estate company, in Los Angeles which is at the epicenter of the Netflix reality series.

Stause who is also a real estate agent at the firm, made her relationship with Jason Oppenheim Instagram official when she posted a pic of the two of them while the cast of Selling Sunset were in Italy.

Oppenheim told PEOPLE: “Chrishell and I became close friends and it has developed into an amazing relationship. I care about her deeply and we are very happy together.”

Previously Stause was married to This is Us star, Justin Hartley and following their divorce, was briefly dating Dancing with the Stars pro dancer, Keo Motsepe.

So, what do you think of the love connection between Chrishell and Jason? Comment below.

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‘Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’ Remake Lands at TBS

Another soap opera gets a reboot, and as we previously reported this one is starring former Schitt’s Creek star, Emily Hampshire.

The remake is of the satirical, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman ,that developed quite the cult-following back in the 70’s and was a look into American media and consumer culture which starred Louise Lasser as Mary Hartman. In the original, Mary was a small-town Ohio housewife who reacted to the bizarre goings on all around her. The cast also included Greg Mullavey, Dody Goodman, Norman Alden and Mary Kay Place.

In the updated version of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, the loglines reveal it’s: “about a small-town woman who feels like a nobody in every aspect of her life until she suddenly becomes a ‘verified[ social media somebody after her nervous breakdown goes viral.”

According to Variety, “After being shopped by Sony Pictures TV to buyers this spring, the project has landed at TBS.”  That means that it will be in development for the cable outlet.

In addition, it was a welcome birthday present for its creator, the iconic Norman Lear who is celebrating his 99th birthday.

Hampshire not only will star as “Mary” but she will also serve as an executive producer and will co-write the script with Jacob Tierney (Letterkenny).

So, do you like the concept of the updated version of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman? Did you watch the original version? Comment below.

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OLTL Alum Florenica Lozano Joins Netflix Series, ‘Breathe’

We all loved her as spitfire legal eagle, Téa Delgado on One Life to Live, and now comes casting news that has actress/writer Florencia Lozano appearing in a recurring role in Netflix survival drama, Breathe.

The one-hour drama series is from Blindspot creator Martin Gero and writer-executive producer Brendan Gall.

According to Deadline, in story: When a small plane crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness, a lone woman named Liv (played by Melissa Barrera) must battle the elements and odds to survive.  Liv is a razor-sharp Manhattan attorney who finds herself profoundly out of her comfort zone when her plane crashes and she must battle for survival.

Lozano will play Liv’s mother on the series.

Since leaving One Life to Live and appearing in the theatre, film and television, Florencia has appeared on Narcos, Madam Secretary, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, to name but a few.

So excited to see Florencia soon on her new series?  Do you recall some of her great performances while in Llanview? Comment below.

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