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Barry Sloane Says Farewell To REVENGE! Showrunner Sunil Nayar Weighs-In On Decision To Kill-Off Aiden!

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If you watched last night’s season three finale of Revenge,  it was Aiden who was one of the characters killed-off in a heart-stopping murder plot via Victoria (Madeleine Stowe)!

That also meant the end of the line for the talented Barry Sloane in the role of Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) lover and co-revenge conspirator! But Sloane will be back on ABC next season in a starring role in the new dramatic series, The Whisperers!

Sloane tweeted last night after the outpouring of fan support following the broadcasts on all coasts:  “What an incredible 2 seasons I had playing Mr. Mathis.  An incredible cast who I am lucky enough to call my friends. #RIPAiden  Today, Sloane responded to a tweet from co-star Emily VanCamp who said “You were so fantastic in tonights ep! Truly remarkable work as always!!!”  To which Barry responded: “Thank you so much Em. Every scene with you was an absolute pleasure. Your performance, as always was stunning. Much love.”

Revenge Showrunner Sunil Nayar told The Hollywood Reporter why Aiden had to meet his maker via Victoria to further the story:   “As we told the story, and also realized the idea of David Clarke taking down Conrad, we wanted to have a significant victory at the end of the season and some audience satisfaction. Clearing her father’s name ends a bit of Emily’s revenge strategy, but killing Aiden renews her quest] for revenge in a very present sense. She was a girl when her father was taken away, but this gives us a fresh sense of revenge, and the audience gets to feel it in the moment. When you watch what happens (to Aiden), it’s horrifying and devastating and allows the audience into the mindset of someone who wants revenge. She can’t believe Victoria killed Aiden, and she wants her to die and suffer. The conflict with Victoria is the same thing: Emily took someone away from her. Season four will feel more in the present, and you’ll feel these emotions along with the characters and know what drives them. Sadly, Aiden was a casualty of the storytelling; we had a wonderful opportunity to flesh out his story … and viewers got to understand him as a human being beyond the elegance and the James Bond kind of guy we’ve seen.”

Now below watch the moment where Victoria snuffs out Aiden! Are you sad to see Barry Sloane exit the series?  Let us know!

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andrew hass
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andrew hass

I’m not surprised that Aiden because Barry Sloane landed a pilot.However i can’t wait to see Victoria’s reaction when she finds out it wasn’t Emily who killed Pascal and she killed Aiden for no reason.So next season could be about Emily trying to get more revenge on Victoria for her killing Aiden and Victoria trying to get revenge on Conrad if he lives for his killing Pascal.

Jenn
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Jenn

She still thought/knows that Conrad killed Pascal. She killed Emily because her revenge plot eventually caused the death of Pascal. Once she realized that she was Amanda Clarke, she put all of the puzzle pieces together. She’s failing to blame herself.

Rob
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Rob

BOOOO. Loved him.

Kat
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Kat

Sad that Aiden is gone but Emily/Amanda and Jack are the end game.

Nk3play2
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Nk3play2

Though Victoria scares me….. I don’t think I’ve ever loved her more!!!! THANK GOD AIDEN IS DEAD!!!! I can finally stop doing my special ritual dance to cleanse The Hamptons of that parasite!!!

Lacey
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Lacey

What???? Aiden is freakin’ AWESOME

Liz
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Liz

I was heartbroken to see Aiden die, and so violently too. I screamed at the tv so loud, my daughter came running into my room!!! I wish Barry all the best on his new show and I will definitely tune in! Aiden.. we will miss you, but NOT miss even more Revenge against the Graysons. Daniel is next, I hope, in Emily’s sights!

mk
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mk

Hated the way Aiden was killed! Love Barry Sloane, wish he was staying on.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Sadly have to admit I knew what was coming when he was sipping tea when he was there to pressure the shrink…. it was just too strange that he would be sitting there sipping tea from a teacup.

Omar
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Omar

He should be on People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive”….And very talented actor too!..Will be missed..Hope his pilot gets pickup..I will surely be tuning in.

Omar
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Omar

Actually his pilot is already in ABC fall lineup and it costars the extremely talented Lil Rabe…Will tune in!!

JSFan
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JSFan

Noooo. First Will Gardener and now Aiden. Aiden and Emily were perfect together. Jack is such a bore. I think I’m going to quit watching TV, all my favs are dying. hmmm

Maritza
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Maritza

I agree! I was happy when Jack hooked up with Amanda and then Margeaux…. I feel like Jack and Emily have no chemistry….its too brother/sister… Aiden was her HEA

Rodd
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Rodd

I was not surprised that Aiden was the one killed off since Barry has another show, but I was horrified by how graphic the murder was. Victoria proved she is a heartless bitch. Hope she wears those restraints well and rots in the loony bin.

What a wild episode!

su0000
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su0000

wow!
what an unexpected death/way to die!!
An unforgetable moment ..

I will him next season, but wish him all the best..
I am sure Aidan/Barry Sloane will be watching every sunday along with us !!

mgb357
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mgb357

Loved the scene when he was dead AND watching TV.

Ida Geppy
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Ida Geppy

I hope Emily finds she pregnant with Aiden’s baby in Season 4. Also since Barry Sloane can return in guest appearances maybe there will be flashbacks of him, and then we will discover that the poison put him in a death-like state and he’s somewhere recovering. If they can bring back David Clark why not Aiden. Then for the last few episodes of season 4 Emily and Aiden can be married! They belong together and he’s her only true love!

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Plus maybe Victoria faked Aiden’s death.That way she can watch Emily grieve for Aiden knowing he’s still alive.I think that is something Victoria would do to get revenge.However i think Aiden will stay dead but the show could do some new flashbacks of Emily and Aiden’s relationship or Emily could see his ghost or him as a figment of her imagination.Barry ‘s first priority right now is probably his new show but if Revenge needed him back for an episode or 2 for some reason he might be willing to do it if his schedule permits.

Maritza
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Maritza

I hope his death was faked!

Kt
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Kt

That is what I am wishing for, the return of Aiden!!! I loved Aimily!!! They were the best!

Geri
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Geri

I really miss Aiden/Barry Sloan. I wish he was coming to CBS Young and Restless playing someone in Cane’s family. They are Australian and with Barry’s hotness, talent and accent he’d be perfect. But I’ll watch him wherever he goes

Ajla
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Ajla

Recently in all series really doing stupid things and killing most beloved characters has become a trend:Greys anatomy(Mark Sloan and Lexie Gray),Desperate housewives(Mike),Homeland(Brody),Dexter(Debra),and others.What is wrong with these people,writers, producers,they are completely out of ideas and can not think of anything better, more creative, more interesting…this was extra, extra, extra predictable.They were getting so close and in love and things seemed too perfect. I was so upset about seeing Aiden killed. Plus, the way it happened was so drawn out & when he was sitting on the sofa at the end, it was downright creepy. Who will protect Emily now.… Read more »

Frida
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Frida

I was totally devastated with the killing of Aiden. He was my favourite
character with a wonderful screen presence. It will be hard to watch the series now that he has gone.

Dayna
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Dayna

I never liked this actor; he mumbled and with his accent I would have to go back and replay his scenes to figure it out. We need someone really handsome on the show, although Jack and Daniel are mighty fine. Nolan is my favorite; he is so eccentric.

It is the best show on TV; great actors. Why did Grayson get killed off, didn’t want to renew his contract?

cathy williams
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cathy williams

Afternoon! I cried when Aiden died! I could not believe both Aiden and Conrad, two great actors wrre snuffed out of this show! I was hoping it was a fake death for Aiden but i guess not. Emily (Amanda) deserved Aiden..and i lost a bit of interest in watching the show when Emily lost the love of her life. I hope so much that somehow someway you find a way to bring back bring Aiden back and Conrad. Bringing back Conrad could be an easy one. I can’t see how Aiden could be with Vicky suffocating .him

Geri Lopez
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Geri Lopez

I love you Aiden!!! With Justin Hartley on YR as Adam Newman, I’m hoping to get the attention of JFP and Brad Bell Jr. who I’m mad at because of losing Michael Muhney. I accept Justin as Adam. I believe he’ll do great. Now, we have one more HUGE opportunity. Barry’s Australian accent and impeccable acting skills would be an awesome fit on The Bold and The Beautiful as someone from Ivy Forresters past!! A handsome, talented, shrewd business man known for taking pennies and turning them into millions! He also has some ties to LA and some interesting connections… Read more »

Rachel
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Rachel

I just keep hoping some how he comes back to life on revenge. But I will check out his new tv show but regardless I wish he wasn’t killed off, he was my favorite for Emily!

Tasha
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Tasha

Yes very upsetting Aiden next to Emily was the happy moment of the show yes there is the life struggles that they both go through but the two of them made a great team together and apart I feel somehow at some point he needs to be brought back!!!

Cyn m
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Cyn m

Please bring Aiden back!!!! Emily deserve to be happy they the best couple of the show. ..

Lacey
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Lacey

I am very depressed that Aiden has left. Emily and him made such a great couple. I was so sad that when he died I was like “I’m not even gonna route for a fifth season” because it’s just not the same without Aiden…but I eventually came to my senses and accepted that he is gone…but it would be great if he actually didn’t die. I seriously pray to God every night that Aiden willl somehow back onto the show.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Sean Kanan’s ‘Studio City’ Scores 13 Indie Series Award Nominations

Nominations were revealed on Wednesday for the upcoming 13th annual Indie Series Awards.  Sean Kanan’s streaming series, Studio City received 13 nominations in various categories.

Studio City’s nominations are fo: Best Drama Series, Sean Kanan, Michel Kanan, and Timothy Woodward, Jr., producers; Best Director in a Drama Series, Timothy Woodward, Jr.; Best Writing in a Drama Series, Michele Kanan, Sean Kanan and Timothy Woodward, Jr., writers; Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Sean Kanan; Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Carolyn Hennesy; Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Tristan Rogers and Justin Torkildsen; Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Natalie Burn and Juliet Vega; Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Lilly Melgar; Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography in a Drama Series, Pablo Diaz, and Outstanding Editing in a Drama Series, Fady Jeanbart.

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In a statement on Studio City’s 13 nods, Sean Kanan shared: “I am overwhelmed and thankful that our show, which I refer to as the little-engine that could series, has received such support from the Indie Series Awards. Our second season was a collaborative effort of creativity, love of our content, and hard work. We look forward to creating more entertaining series in the future.”

Studio City tells the dramatic and comedic story of Sam Stevens (played by Kanan), a long-time soap opera actor starring in the number two most-watched daytime drama, “Hearts on Fire” as he struggles to keep his top spot on the show, break out of soaps into feature films, and deal with his own complicated life which includes a few dark secrets concerning his past, including an aging step-father, the twisted truth of his paternity, and a daughter that he never knew existed.  Season two consists of six episodes and is available on Amazon Prime.

For the complete list of this year’s Indie Series Award nominations, check them out here.  The Indie Series Awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 12th in Burbank, California at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

What do you think of the nominees from Studio City for the ISA Awards? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Launches Podcast on SiriusXM

Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) can add launching a podcast to their extensive resume through their production company, Milojo Productions, and Sirius XM.

According to Deadline, Ripa will host Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa, where she will have in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. Depending on the subject matter, a specialist or expert could also join the episode to provide insight.

In a statement on her new hosting gig and show, Ripa expressed: “After 23 years of interviewing celebrities, authors, musicians and experts on live TV, the big takeaway is that the most compelling and unfiltered conversations happen off camera. I have dreamed of a platform where I can have these honest talks without all the fuss and filter of a camera. Now SiriusXM has made my dream a reality with a podcast featuring friends, both old and new, discussing a variety of topics we all face in life, while getting deep with some experts’ views and advice along the way. Not another podcast, this is off camera!”

New episodes of Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa will be available every week on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms beginning in March.

Kelly will be quite busy co-hosting the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, in addition to Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.

So, will you check out Kelly’s new podcast? Hope she has some All My Children alum on as guests? Comment below.

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