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As KATIE Soon Flatlines, Will Katie Couric Replace Barbara Walters On THE VIEW? Walters Now Denies It!

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It’s been a whirlwind morning for daytime talk show hosts, Katie Couric and Barbara Walters! First came the New York Daily News piece that related that the end of Katie Couric’s low rated talker, Katie could mean that Couric would then be moved by ABC to the spot on The View panel currently held by Barbara Walters, who is currently in her final season with the morning talk series.

The N.Y Daily News report tipster said in regards to KATIE, “They realize it will never be a success and ratings are down drastically from last season. The ABC development team has been working nonstop on new talk show pilots and are looking at high-profile names to replace her, hopefully by January.”   Another source added, “Katie may ultimately replace Barbara when she retires.”

Next, via Deadline.com, Barbara Walter denies the report that Couric will be replacing her, but the piece does allude to the fact that a denial from Walters, can often mean it is the truth! Just look at Walters track record when she denied she was retiring, and then later announced she was stepping down from The View, etc.   Walters said about Katie Couric, “She is always welcome as a guest on The View and I was recently a guest on her show, but there is no truth to the rumor that she will be taking my place on The View.”

But the bigger question is this … Katie is faltering, The Revolution faltered, the whole ABC Daytime line-up shake up that axed All My Children and One Life to Live did not work in synergy as they had hoped, and the audiences did not support this change, and the revised programming day-part.   So, what do you think of the news of Katie taking over for Barbara? Do you think that is where she will go? Do you think it’s sweet justice that ABC is seemingly, according to the NY Daily News, “working non-stop on new talk show pilots”, when they had two soaps that had an audience?  Are you so infuriated with the whole situation?  Comment away!

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Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

So we lose two soaps, Katie gets all the money anyway. 1000s of jobs dumped by ABC for Katie so they’ll put her on the last semi-tolerable thing left and wreck that….brilliant.

Rosanna
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Rosanna

Its comical, ABC thought talk shows would do well, the only one that is, is The Chew, AMC and OLTL will not be back but this will ONLY ignite the flames more now, ill sit back and watch the side show. As for Katie going on the View its as bad as it get.

Robet
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Robet

I disagree, I think with the success AMC and OLTL had online, this will force ABC to rethink their colossal mistake! Soaps have rebounded online and on broadcast TV. Take into account the lawsuit, fan demand, and the failure of their current line up…I bet we will see a familiar line up return!!!

Lisa
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Lisa

Two words for you: Fat chance.

Rosanna
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Rosanna

Propect Park owns the leases, whether the shows return or not ABC/Disney is NOT going to put them back on the network, the sooner the fans realize this the better off they will be.

Fran
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Fran

Only AMC is still standing OLTL has been shelved due to ABC/PP lawsuit so ABC/PP is holding OLTL hostage during this Pissing contest.

Chloe
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Chloe

Cannot stand Katie & I’d like to see her go away……far, far away. As for ABC, while I never watched AMC or OLTL, as a Days [and therefore soap fan], I’m enjoying all the problems that they’ve brought on themselves by cancelling those 2 soaps. Maybe they should just admit their mistakes and bring them both back.

Margaret Johansen
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Margaret Johansen

I think this is what ABC deserves! I will NEVER watch anything that is put on in my soaps time slots (unless they bring back AMC and OLTL!) so they can rack their little brains from now until dooms day to come up with new talk show ideas but I for one, will NOT be watching!!!

louisa
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louisa

Here here! Ditto to all of the above. There is NOTHING that can replace OLTL and AMC…except OLTL and AMC!!

me
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me

The really sad thing about all this is STILL seeing responses like this YEARS after the soaps were cancelled. You know what you sound like? A jilted teenager who won’t accept the fact that your boyfriend dumped you in high school. So even though it’s years later, you’re going to hold your breath and turn blue until he comes back, except he has moved on, gotten married and had kids with someone else.

MOVE ON. GET OVER IT. It’s just a TV show.

mary
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mary

Well said. I will not watch Katie anywhere.

Love my soaps
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Love my soaps

You are so right they can keep putting on talk shows and I will never watch. I could care less where Katie goes. What I do care about is when AMC and OLTL will be back on line or even better yet on cable TV or both at the same time so we could watch when ever we want. JUST BRING THEM BACK. I have been watching GH and enjoying it very much, there could come a time that people will give up hoping AMC AND OLTL will come back and will PP keep taking it off line when ever… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

I never watched that witch (couric) talk show and knew it would tank. Loved how she waltzed over to ABC and felt she could call the shots by deciding when GH’s new time slot would be to give her the best advantage and now GH is the best its ever been and she’s going down the tubes. Poetic justice, really.

Love my soaps
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Love my soaps

They can put on 100 talk shows , try over and over again and it will never be as much $$$$$ as the Soaps that is why even though they know that it was a BIG mistake ABC will never bring them back.
There almighty 18 to 49 AGE GROUPis the bottom line and always will be. PP came through the first time we need them to keep it going. SO WHEN WILL THEY BE BACK ONLINE that is the BIG question .

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Maybe ABC should consider a talk show that talks about soaps LOL.

Lois
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Lois

Soaptalk

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I was speaking about a talk show NOW, on the main network in the afternoon, not one that was on a cable channel own by ABC earlier in the decade and was on prior to ABC cancelling their own soaps. I just thought it would be funny if after cancelling two of their soaps the only talk show that that might be embraced by bitter fans was a talk show about soaps– I was going for irony, but thanks for the input.

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

THAT WOULD BE GREAT TOO and bring Michael Fairman and Linda Hirsch as regulars.

brian
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brian

yours is the best comment by far ! BRAVO !

Lois
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Lois

I was making a joke. I didn’t mean bring back Soaptalk from Soapnete. Sorry I wasn’t clear enough. Maybe it could be Soaptalk 2.0.

brian
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brian

oh… too bad, it works well for the irony of it… cancel all the soaps to do a talk show… and it ends up being a talk show about the soaps.

with everything going on with ABC daytime, who knows…

Talisyn
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Talisyn

I’d say an hour slot on ABC has opened up, and I know 2 half-hour shows that would fit that bill quite nicely – with a proven track record that ABC has yet to replace in numbers. Put AMC and OLTL back on TV. Better if the soaps could air and still keep their distance from ABC suits, something, syndication, IDK, but Bring them Back.

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

Bring them back in half hour format………….it will work…. or create a new soap opera with the AMC & OLTL cast limited of course. Look how good AMC did without Erica.

Scott
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Scott

well they would be a lot cheaper than they used to be now that prospect park is producing them

Kate
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Kate

AMC would have done better with Erika. However, it did as well as it did because it had some fan favorites return. I ,as well as many others, hope for her return at some point. Since PP owns the right to AMC and OLTL, ABC can’t bring them back easily and they don’t want to. It would certainly bring some viewers back to daytime tv.

Patience DePhazio
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Patience DePhazio

Brianna Frons caused this. As a result, the whole ABC Daytime lineup faltered. No one wanted Katie Couric, THE REVULSION, and THE SPEW. The ABC audience wanted quality (re: AMC and OLTL), not silliness.

Lisa
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Lisa

Maybe YOU did not want The Chew, but plenty of people did. It’s doing well in the ratings and is a fun, harmless show. Don’t you dare ruin it for those people. You are NOT so far above everyone else.

And GROW THE HELL UP already with those tired, juvenile names for the replacement talk shows. If you think you’re being clever, you’re dead wrong. It just proves what an immature baby you are.

And soap fans actually have the gall to wonder aloud why they are not taken seriously. Imagine that.

Kate
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Kate

The Chew is contributing to the obesity problem in America. Lisa, you seem to be the one having a tantrum .

KarenB
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KarenB

Boy Kate I was just thinking the same thing. Do you think she is turning blue yet? roflmao

Wilda K
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Wilda K

Maybe she is off her medications?? LOL

Joan Faist
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Joan Faist

I think it is sweet Justice for ABC. No doubt. They should have put more time into promoting their Soaps and yes they had a very loyal following. The day time audience does not want to hear talk, talk, talk all day long. HOW BORING!!!!! Give us a good Soapy drama anytime.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

DITTO!!!!

Karen
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Karen

Second DITTO!

Lisa
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Lisa

I firmly believe now that the cancellations of AMC and OLTL have been totally blown out of proportion by the soap media. I’m sure ABC has zero regrets. With all the so-called talk that soap fans are boycotting the network, ABC’s ratings don’t show any direct evidence at all that a boycott is harming them in any way. And even if Katie fails, ABC is not getting that hour back from local affiliates, who will simply plug in other syndicated and local shows there. They wanted to downsize their daytime schedule. This idea that Katie’s failure will bring back AMC… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

A lot of people do care…as for OWN its a low rated cable station…the reboots would work better on tvgc, lifetime or some other more popular cable channel and shown later in the evening like 6pm to 9pm. Not many recieve own so that is what keeps the numbers down…if these soaps were truly over PP would have never listen to us small looney fan base and brought them back!!!

Lisa
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Lisa

Excuses, excuses. Yeah, everything is an excuse with these shows. How about that simply not enough people cared to follow these soaps in a different form to the Internet after a year and a half delay, unlike what only Prospect Park and the most rabid die hard fans thought. Sometimes the truth hurts.

As was proven, some shows are better off being left resting in peace.

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

that’s right…….say it loud…..jimh…

Linda
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Linda

Do you work for ABC/D? The boycott by the extremely loyal soap fans is woking. The Chew is NOT doing as well as AMC did. That’s why ABC has it run right up to 2p without commercial break to get some of GH’s ratings. No one watched GAA or the Revolution either. We soap fans turn the channel as soon as GH is over so we don’t watch Katie! In case you haven’t noticed ABC ranks 3rd among the big 3 networks in primetime. ABC/D pissed off millions of viewers by showing such disrespect and now they are getting paid… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

Is that the best comeback you can come up with? Whenever someone presents an opinion that differs from yours or something you don’t want to hear, it’s always tired crap in return like “Do you work for ABC?” etc. No, I don’t, thank you. If this so-called soap boycott is working, prove it with concrete evidence, smarty pants. This is just a small group of sour, loud fans who think that they represent millions of people but could not be more mistaken. The overwhelming majority of mainstream people in the real world have long since accepted ABC’s decision and gone… Read more »

Lew S
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Lew S

Hi Linda, I think she does. I also think she was the individual who rejoiced at the cancellation of AMC and OLTL in 2011 and insulted many of the fans on Michael’s site. If she isn’t a soap fan, why is she here? If she doesn’t like soaps, don’t watch!

Lew S
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Lew S

Or, maybe she is Brian Frons the “genius” responsible for the cancellations of AMC and OLTL!

Karen
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Karen

Amen!

Luciano
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Luciano

Unfortunately, the truth is it took to long to bring back the two soaps. Also another down fall was the loss of some key characters (original actor’s). And perhaps as odd as it sounds the opening theme songs and sets are drastically different then before. They are very close to being two brand new shows.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I had no problem with your opinion…but if you dont like the shows and others do, why should it bother you if a group of us ‘looneys’ u called us start a writing campaign to bring them back…it happens with prime time shows too…a success or not…there is no harm in trying…if you like talk over action im fine with it but you dont have to call people names like looney because they like something and you dont!!!

Kate
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Kate

More and more people are learning the importance of eating healthy. Supermarkets are carrying more unprocessed foods. Restaurants are being forced to add vegan and vegetarian dishes. Our society is suffering from obesity and the health problems that go along with it. The Chew is like cigarette manufacturers, they contribute to making society sick. This is why I do not like The Chew. I do understand the business side in the decision to cancel the soaps. I miss not having AMC on ABC but I get it. I know that Dr. oz’s daughter does do health segments but the rest… Read more »

moshane58
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moshane58

We know ABC will never bring back the soaps.Anne Sweeney has made it clear she doesn’t like soaps.But we also know the idiots did all they could to take them down before they were cancelled.They brung the idiot Frons in who already got a soap cancelled on another network and took over the writing for AMC.Writers lefted everyday upset.don’t think we hurt them.ABC is what one article called The new NBC.Low ratings on the majority of their shows.Who’s doing the best.CBS.Why because people have went to their soaps and see whats on nighttime and staying there.I use to turn on… Read more »

KarenB
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KarenB

No she is just a Britch!

Matthew
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Matthew

LOL Karen!

brian
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brian

Lisa, first off, hope you are not a troll ( as described in the show “The Newsroom”}

OLTL was rushed to production and the showed quite clearly by the lack of storyline the writers wrote. It had a very bad writing team, as they had such a rich histroy to draw from and they didn’t.

I am hope that they is one shot left for OLTL V3 ! With the proper writing team, I still believe it could succeed.

Nothing wrong with being positive and hopeful, is there ?

Mama3
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Mama3

I called this months ago when Katie was faltering, Joy and Elisabeth were leaving and Barbara announced her retirement. There should be a journalist on the panel, but not sure Katie will work. ABC will do what they want regardless of their viewers.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I could care less if Katie replaces Barbara Walters…ABC getting what it deserves for cancelling AMC and Oltl…ill continue to support GH being my favorite soap…ABC should air repeats of the soap reboots to see if they do better than Katie but i know thatll never happen…theyll never admit how stupid they are…in a way i do understand why they cancelled but hopefully theyve learn their lesson and realize there is still an audience for daytime soaps! GHs recent ratings rise is solid proof of that!!!

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I prefer watching the soaps over any talking or cooking show .. I like drama and stories you can follow each day (M-F)..I watch GH also and enjoy watching it each day. ABC makes such bad decisions on daytime programming. This happens quite often. The Chew should be transferred to the food network channel. That’s were all those kind of shows belong. I have always like watching the soaps and that will never change. GH ROCKS!

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

One more thing I am tired of all these talk shows on daytime t.v. They choke you with them on ABC ,etc. Tired of Blah Blah Blah talk shows …I don’t watch them on daytime t.v. I am a loyal soap fan and always have been. I will continue to support GH also.. Hope OLTL comes back soon and everything gets resolved. And I don’t watch The View anymore. Lost interest quite a while ago.

brian
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brian

Oh Micheal…. I am sorry, but I just can’t be bothered anymore… if my beloved OLTL returns… to any platform in shape or form… I will watch.. but just so tired of all the behind the scenes stuff.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

Double DITTO!

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

It is just incredible to me how dumb ABC/Disney really is! They have killed their daytime line up. They have pissed off the fans who would have supported their nighttime lineup so they are well on their way to destroying their nighttime lineup for pissing us off. And the stupidity continues………. Oh well. Soon I’ll be down to Kelly and Michael and GH. I’m not happy with Jenny McCarthy. I only watch The View now for Whoopie’s intelligence and Sherri’s beautiful spirit. But it’s still a disaster…….. Adding Katie will turn me off no matter how much I love Whoopie… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

Amen again!

ryan
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ryan

all my children and one life to live will never come back to abc. i love the chew. the ratings are good. the revolution sucked. it was not a very good show. keep all my children on the internet. one life to live will not be back. there will be an annoucement soon. that its cancelled. katie couric belongs on the today show. this will probably be her last season. her show is boring.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

You actually like The Chew??? Not to many people do. I never watch it at all. Never watch cooking shows. I prefer drama and heart-warming stories. OLTL will come back. I have positive thoughts for OLTL return. Never had any interest in Katie..

su0000
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su0000

I can not tolerate the View..
Its a big hen fest.. women spouting their opinions over dunbshit stuff lol
what a waste of air time..

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

AMEN….well said…

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

They seem to talk all at once.. Instead of one at a time.. I still like Whoopie!

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

All of the money wasted on Katie and all of the jobs lost by the soaps’ cancellation is just sad. The programming decisions were so obviously misguided. Katie tanked on CBS, so why would she be successful with her own talk show? ABC should bring OLTL back since Prospect Park is so obviously in love with AMC. The former OLTL writers and producer (who are now at GH) could oversee both GH and OLTL. These writers know OLTL and could do a much better job of writing storylines that are much truer to the characters. The first act of business… Read more »

Omar
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Omar

I like your style LIsa Z…I have a feeling maybe it could happen, except the ‘burning” down Shelter..I know OLTL will be back on PP, but something tells me it will be back at ABC..SPOILER ALERT!!! I always ruin a good surprise!!

Mary Moore Fergen
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Mary Moore Fergen

I have mixed emotions when I think about how stupid the execs at ABC/D are. On one hand, I’m still furious about the callous cancellations of AMC and OLTL and the cavalier way they have treated their daytime viewers., On the other, I’m getting a grim satisfaction from seeing how they are floundering and frantically trying to come up with programming that people will actually watch. As for Katie, I would prefer that she just go away, but if she ends up on The View, so be it. I don’t watch that show anymore, anyway.

Linda
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Linda

Well stated Mary!

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I don’t watch The View either.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I lost interest in The View a long time ago. Don’t care for Sherri Shepherd. She thinks she is the head honcho. When there’s an eating segment Sherri is the first one there… I knew Katie’s talk show would fail.. And this isn’t the first time this has happened.

Linda
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Linda

I only watch ABC for GH!!!!

me
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me

I’d LOVE to see Katie join The View. That way, I can ignore 5 of the most annoying women on the planet all at the same time.

Kate
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Kate

Need to add the women on The Talk in the most annoying category.

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

How does The Chew do so well up against Y&R and DOOL? Ellen IS NOW on the same time at Katie in many markets………Katie will be way down by Christmas. Most people will watch Ellen just so Katie will not get their time…………Katie will never be on in my home ever……….. will watch paint dry first before I watch her……..GH is the only ABC show I watch period…………NBC, CBS, HGTV, Hallmark, METV, Netflix, Local News, Brian Williams is all I watch………….Good bye Katie……:<( argh!!!!

Jared
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Jared

Bring back ONE LIFE TO LIVE & All My Children. Cancel the goo and the spew. Stop rewarding failure. Ms. Couric hasn’t done much since she left the today show.

su0000
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su0000

AMC and OLTL will never be on network TV..
Soaps are a huge money output..
ABC can support 1 soap, not 3 ..
GH has a future and will remain ABC’s only soap..

Looking forward to both AMC and OL 2nd season online..

brian
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brian

fingers crossed… your first statement will be proven false. one can hope, can’t they ?

Omar
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Omar

Katie’s talk show will be cancelled very soon..Taking its place, will be OLTL, who just happens to be in hiatus, since Prospect Park and ABC are working out legal issues..Katie will still be in ABC in “The View” and OLTL will be back and Prospect Park will receive enough cash flow to produce a kick butt “All My Children” which in a matters of months, will ALSO be back in TV, but over at NBC. I guy can dream right??? LOL…All kidding aside, everyone should give Prospect Park applause all around for their efforts and rest assure OLTL will be… Read more »

Marisa
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Marisa

I said it from the start Katie is so over, I am shocked she lasted this long. ABC needs to realize she is a has been. I would rather watch a slice of white wonder bread on the screen. It would be more exciting.

Rodd
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Rodd

I may be crazy, but how about ABC admitting they made a huge mistake in cancelling AMC and OLTL and doing whatever they have to to get the shows back on the network, and treating their soap franchise with the respect it deserves. I would be thrilled to watch these shows on something other than OWN or Hulu with restored budgets and full casts and better writing/production values. The PP people are to be congratulated, and I will continue to support the shows there, but they were so much better when there was more to work with. Just admit you… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

This is true!

Linda
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Linda

It’s ironic and sad that we are being called names by the suspected ABC/D employee because we are still pissed that AMC & OLTL were canceled. She thinks we should join the real world and get on with our lives. Let’s see, there is a $17 trillion debt, Obamacare, NSA, IRS and Benghazi scandals, a possible war with Syria, devastating floods in Colorado, wildfires out west, and the boardwalk in Seaside just burned down, so if that’s the “real world” give me my soaps as an escape! Gee I do sound like a smarty pants.

Rose
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Rose

Add to your list reality (?) shows that have become like a virus on TV, and all of the gun shootings. I don’ think you’re a smarty pants. Like you I think a lot of us need a time out of ” real life.”

Karen
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Karen

Yes Rose , so true!

David
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David

First off although Katie is produced by ABC/Disney it is a syndicated show. IN some parts of the country it airs on the NBC or CBS afffiliate. If Katie gets cancelled that 3pm hour is not going to see AMC/OLTL or any other soap in that slot. The local affiliates were given that hour to program as they want. The ABC affiliates that do air Katie will find other programming to put int hat slot. As for The Chew, all the numbers I have seen point to it being on par with AMC in its last season. I was determined… Read more »

JustSaying
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JustSaying

How is the Chew doing better than Katie???

Come on now, this doesn’t make any sense. Just switch the time slot for both shows and see how well Katie does. (Or how badly the Chew does).

jas
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jas

wherever Katie is from…wish she’d go back there and never come back. she Is and has always been the worst. she is not well liked by the people who work with her and the perpetual smile and goody-two-shoes act is just that, an act. she would do the profession a lot of good if she would JUST RETIRE already. And along with her retiring, it would be such a good thing if they retired The View. It is awful and has been forever. Absolutely no reason to watch all of those screaming females in heat. You learn nothing, you get… Read more »

Marianne
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Marianne

general Hospital is stil on the replacement shows on ly the Chew survives ashow I still don’t watch like Pavlo’s dog. Today on the chew reach for remote

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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