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BREAKING: IS ABC about to cancel both One Life to Live & All My Children?

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Could things get any darker for the daytime genre than this!  The Internet is abuzz this afternoon and this evening with a huge report and item from TV Guide’s legendary soap journalist extraordinare, Michael Logan, that says he has heard from very reliable buzz that ABC is about to cancel both One Life to Live and All My Children in the very near future!

Here is what Logan goes on to say, “Word is, ABC Daytime chief Brian Frons has a talk show and reality show lined up for fall — both of them much cheaper to produce than soaps — and he needs to clear the schedule. More disturbing, insiders say Frons has been extremely cavalier about all this, showing no signs of sorrow or regret about a drastic decision that will leave General Hospital as the network’s only daytime soap. When contacted for comment, ABC Daytime PR chief Jori Petersen told us, “I have no announcement, and these are just rumors that you are hearing. I am sorry to hear that they’re escalating but I cannot confirm anything.”

We will keep you posted as this ongoing story develops! And we pray we do not lose truly one of the best soaps on the air One Life to Live, and one of the legacy soaps, All My Children.

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Sally
Sally

Does ABC really think anyone will continue to watch Daytime TV if these shows go? Do they really think anyone will watch replacements? FYI ABC those of us who watch Daytime also watch Primetime, so the bad press and bad feelings will carry over into Primetime too.

What Frons does not get is these show and the characters are like our family. Erica Kane, Victoria Lord etc are not replaceable. The other reality is, we Soap fans are still here. All you have to do is look at Twitter, FB, Youtube, the web etc to see all the chatter that continues from fans who still watch their shows.

If ABC was smart they’d: Send out a press release renewing each show for 5 more years, promote them in Primetime, and bring back Ryan’s Hope. That is what I said bring back Ryan’s Hope with Kate Mulgrew as Mary. Mary who has been in witness protection and returns to save her bar and neighborhood from a developer. That right there would create so much great press for ABC on TV News, Print, Twitter, FB, and online ABC could ride the wave for years.

So ABC, instead of scaring fans that their show and extended family may end, why don’t you use your powers for good, and make people want to tune into ABC, Daytime and Primetime.

Jill
Jill

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Frons said(at one time)that they take care of their soaps. Not so much. If he did, there wouldn’t be these rumors going around. You should send this to Frons.

Tina Clayton Lord Roberts
Tina Clayton Lord Roberts

I absolutely agree! They should promote their daytime lineup in primetime, online, magazines, newspapers, etc. I love OLTL.

Bernice Johnson
Bernice Johnson

I totally agree! I almost fell out of desk chair this morning when I heard it via online radio. I say boycott the supposed new shows, and boycott the prime time shows. The ABC exec’s continually forget that we, the viewers are who they should be kneeling before. If it wasn’t for us they wouldn’t have a network. But they constantly bow down to corporate advertisers who don’t even watch the shows. I say boycott ABC until they come to their senses and renew OLTL and AMC for another five years like Sally stated on april 1st.

AMT
AMT

I totally agree. I have been watching ABC Soaps since 1968 – yes that’s right 1968. I was 10 years old and would come home from school, turn on ABC and wait for Dark Shadows to come on. I have been watching AMC and OLTL since they first started. I cannot believe that ABC has treated these shows with such disrespect.

Maria Romero
Maria Romero

I can’t believe it, except it’s rumors?! I have been a fan of ABC’s soaps since childhood. Dark Shadows Amen… I have DVD’s and VHS of DS. Please, please do not cancel our soaps. I saw the front of Soap Opera Digest last week. I couldn’t believe it. I thought tabloid posting.

denise walsh
denise walsh

I totally agree i watch abc from GMA to Nightline but i never miss my soaps oltl is my favorite but i like amc also i sometimes watch regis rachael and the view but I NEVER MISS MY SOAPS ANOTHER REALITY SHOW DAYTIME ARE THEY KIDDING ME ANOTHER TALK SHOW i will just boycott abc totally no more eyewitness news that i love gryes private practice bros and sisters etc etc etc bye bye ABC BYE BYE ABC oltl has the most talented actors on the planet acting dancing singer comedy i have started a petition to save oltl you will be making a huge mistake wake up and smell the starbucks

tanya
tanya

I totally agree I will quit watching ABC altogether. I have grown up with the actors and I will be beyond heartbroken if you take my shows away please don’t.!

Doe
Doe

This news is outrageous. Everyone who has been a lover and fan of these two soaps, should be up in arms and have a major protest in LA. Unfortunately, I don’t live on tne West Coast, but many of you do. We certainly don’t need another lousy talk show or reality one, either. When do all TPTB plan to cut the cord? Are they going to let the current stories play out? There is no redeeming value in another reality show. I’m really hating this. Stand up and shout loud, fans!…..

Rich
Rich

Again,if any of these shows go,it should definitely be GH(A.K.A “The Sonny Corinthos Mobster Hour”). Once S.C. came on and Jason lost his memory and,apparently,his mind,that’s when the show jumped the shark and lost me as a viewer.

Cancel GH instead,it’s not worth it. I’ve tried several times in the past ten years to get back into it,but i just can’t watch anymore. Long live AMC & OLTL.

Laura Coppola
Laura Coppola

Agree..but I’m hoping for no canceled shows..

Bernice Johnson
Bernice Johnson

I agree, we need to protect all of them. ABC should follow CBS, at least CBS is doing everything it can to protect The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless. The are opening their market to Spanish speaking countries. Why can’t ABC do the same, as well open the market to Canadians and other countries. On you tube I constantly read comments from Europe asking for the same programs. I agree with the others the last thing we need is another reality show or talk show. If I want to see a train wreck or talk about my feelings, I’ll call friends and family.

Sue
Sue

Wow! Logan’s hearing it from his sources, can’t be good. Sad for daytime.

Jill
Jill

I don’t believe it. This is why: First of all, Susan Lucci said in two video interviews that I watched that AMC is not being canceled. She said she also has her script for year. Second, OLTL is doing a real-life storyline about bullying that AS is getting awarded for. Nobody really believes these rumors. Has Michael Logan forgotten that today is April Fool ‘s Day. If this is his idea of a joke, it is not funny. Susan Lucci also said on those same two interviews that the rumors were started by a blogger who said that the ratings were down for AMC last week and therefore it was being canceled. If Michael Logan’s so-called source is this not reliable blogger than they are bjoth wrong. Nobody likes Brian Frons anyway. Why not do us a huge favor and fire this guy. He doesn’t need to be in this business anyway. He doesn’t know or understand anything about soaps, characters, or what it takes to make them work.

Joanne
Joanne

Networks lie to their employees all the time. ABC just lied and said it didn’t fire Rebecca Herbst. Of course, Bob Guza just admitted to Michael Logan that, in fact, ABC had fired Herbst and rehired her after fan backlash.

Showbiz is a ruthless.

Fans have to voice their dissatisfaction with cancellation news.

Ellen
Ellen

I understand that it is all about cost cutting, and a talk show or a reality show are much cheaper to make than a soap opera, BUT if you don’t have many people tuning in, what are you saving??????? Take away ANY of the three ABC daytime soaps and whatever you replace them with will not be successful, as ABC Soaps have a very loyal fan base, who have been following them for many, many years, and will never follow their replacements. Not to mention the CBS soap fans, many who have migrated over to ABC Soaps, since some of those soap stars have joined the ABC Soaps (now that was a smart move), hence the already extremely large fan base is still growing. By the way, imo, there are already way too many talk shows and reality shows on TV, many of which are gone in a blink of an eye. ABC soaps are a staple of ABC Daytime, and taking any of them away will absolutely put a huge dark cloud over ABC programming garnering countless viewers jumping ship for sure. I truly hope this is yet another foolish rumor and nothing more.

mmc
mmc

If I have to watch one more talk or reality show I’ll get out my radio and turn off the TV.Soaps have always given so many of us more comfort and pleasure than we can ever express through the years.The soap fans are like no other , loyal to a fault ! Why don’t the people in charge of the soaps try to find a way.maybe less air time, a new time slot, another channel.Don’t just throw up your hands and say oh well!I’m still missing ATWT and Guiding Light.Believe me , if all the soaps go, fans will find other ways to entertain themselves and it won’t be watching more talk and reality!

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

NO I WON’T CONTINUE TO WATCH ABC. I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Laura Coppola
Laura Coppola

Way to go..I feel the same about AMC

Bernice Johnson
Bernice Johnson

I guess the publishing world will be seeing an increase in sales this year if, they cancel AMC and OLTL.

Lisa
Lisa

Unfortunately, I believe that this is true. Both Logan and Nikki Finke are credible sources and neither would report something of this nature unless they were convinced that their info was correct.

ABC has likely seen the success that CBS has had replacing their costly soaps with cheaper programming. Despite soap fans stating that they would never watch CBS Daytime again, people (soap fans or new viewers) are still watching. The ratings may not be the equivalent of the soaps but, since the shows are much cheaper, the overall effect is more profit for CBS. ABC is a business and they could care less about the emotional reactions of their fans; their only goal is to maximize profits for their shareholders.

My gut says that this is a done deal. I feel terrible for the cast and crew of these shows – many of whom have been working at their respective show for years. The other remaining soaps had better take heed because they are going to be next.

Bernice Johnson
Bernice Johnson

CBS only Three and a Half Men. Which isn’t even a good show, well I guess if you like vulgarity then. As for the other so call “money ” makers, The Big Bang Theory isn’t as popular as it used to be during season one because, CBS is now offering it online. Even more of an indicator that sales are down. And the only other profitable show is NCIS original.
CBS is a realty show network. ABC used to be a show network that listened to their viewers.

Laura Coppola
Laura Coppola

Dear Mr. Frons,

Do u realize what your about to do..If you plan on canceling AMC and OLTL ..you will change the history of daytime forever. We do not want more talk shows or reality shows. We have so many now, BORING !! Keep all the soaps that are left on ….ABC & Disney have enough funds to keep them going. I’ve never written to a network before, but I am beyond upset about this possible horror show that might happen….KEEP AMC alive..and all the soaps….Thanks for letting me vent – Laura Coppola

Laura Coppola
Laura Coppola

KEEP The ABC Daytime Soaps alive…we lost too many….PLEASE

Laura Coppola
Laura Coppola

The cast of All My Children does not deserve this…They moved their families across the country to keep AMC alive..they took pay cuts…Susan Lucci jets back and forth to help AMC..Come on..be fair to the cast and staff amd FANS !

Jessica
Jessica

Rally to save our soaps, join us here!
tinyurl.com/saveabcsoaps

ANGEL
ANGEL

I should hope they dont cancel AMC or OLTL they are both great soaps with great storylines and a great cast of actors. Alot of people enjoy tuning in as well as the entertainment. ABC would be making a huge mistake I think if they were to cancel these shows. Many many people enjoy these 2 soaps. You’ would have many disappointed people Not fair ither to the talented cast. They would all be out of work. Not right …. Save AMC and OLTL.

Brian
Brian

It will be a very sad day if “One Life to Live” goes off the air. i’ve been watching for about 30 years. Please let these rumours be untrue!

Brooke
Brooke

The only reason I turn on the TV during the day is to watch my ABC soaps. If they were not on, I would not watch network television during the day at all.

I do not watch reality TV or Talk Shows at anytime, with the exception of late night comedy talk shows so I certainly won’t watch them during the day. I have better things to do.

Brooke
Brooke

Guess I will start watching Y&TR, where I can see my alltime favorites, Stephen Nichols, Tristan Rogers, Kin Shriner and Genie Francies.

Rallen
Rallen

this has to be a joke….please let it be a joke…..NOT OLTL. How about noone of the ABC soaps! what are they thinking replacing the 3 best soaps with talk shows????? I’ll tell you one thing if they cancel AMC and OLTL: SHIT GONNA GET CRAZY! haha

Vicki
Vicki

Say it ain’t so, It to shall pass, we need soaps to escape from reality and share our views w/others..

donna anderson
donna anderson

April 3, 2011

Pleas do not take One Life to Live off the air. I only watch two soaps on Soap Net, that one and General Hospital. They have become a staple in my life.

I look forward every week night from 9:00-11:00 to watching both of these shows after I get off of work.

When they go off on Friday night, I look forward to Monday.

I know this isn’t much, but thank you for listening.

Sincerely,

Donna Anderson

Jeffrey Moree
Jeffrey Moree

For those of us who love daytime dramas this would force me to protest and not watch anything on abc.. I’m sick of talk shows and all the reality crap like we really need another reality show..

Kitty
Kitty

Did anyone bother to look at the date this was submitted? Granted this could be true, but I do love a good April Fools joke that gets everyone hyped up.

Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie

If ABC decides to take OLTL off the air, then daytime soaps are about to go the way of the dinosaur…it’s the best soap on television – period.

Joe E.
Joe E.

I could not agree with you more. “One Life” has become my must-see TV, and really has been since I started my soap habit once more in 2008. I temporarily gave them up, but now that I have a DVR it makes it that much easier to follow all THREE of my ABC stories. Soaps are also original in that they don’t take summers off, there aren’t WEEKS in between original episodes (Hello, Prime-Time!!)… if even ONE of these soaps goes down, I’m never watching ABC Daytime again. I could even give up GREY’S, DESP. HOUSEWIVES, DANCING W’ THE STARS… I’m prepared to boycott EVERYTHING on the network. That’s what I did when NBC axed “Another World” (I only watched “Friends”) and look at where NBC is now. In the toilet.

Laura Coppola
Laura Coppola

Ex employee of AMC stated the both shows are being canceled…This is insane ! KEEP THE SOAPS ON….

Lucas
Lucas

I thought I would die when Another World went off the air,I only watch Days of our live’s now,and when Bryan Dattilo/Lucas Horton went off the show last year,I have not watched a soap sence then and for over 45 years,I will never watch another soap as long as I live,we love soaps and we fans watch them and then the actors and charecters we love are all but gone and we never see or hear from them ever again,its so sad,my heart cant take it any more.

lumily
lumily

NBC is trying to save Days Of Our Lives,they are on till 2013 and going for 2015 and that will give then 50 years,I hope they make it,I hope they all make it,
soap fans are a mighty-out spoken,fiercely loyal bunch and we will fight for our fave shows tooth and nail,,,,

Lily
Lily

This is Crazy! I love my ABC Soaps(GH & OLTL) are my favorites. You Americans need to protest. I live in the caribbean so I can’t help. I watch my soaps on Youtube. The GH fans are the best. If these cancellations are allowed to continue I know GH will be next. Stop TPTB from doing so.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

LOSING TREVOR ST JOHN, SUSAN HASKELL, BRAIN KERWIN AND BRTINEY UDNERWOOD IS ONE THING. BUT ONE LIFE TO LIVE. I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT THEM. SAME WITH ALL MY CHILDREN. I BECAME SO HURT WHEN KELLY RIPA, LIZ VASSEY, JOHN CALLAHAN, JAMES KIBERD, JULIA BARR AND COLIN EGGSFEILDSON AND AIDEN TURNER AND DAVID CANERY LEFT ALL MY CHILDREN. I’VE BEEN LIVING WITH OUT THE RAPPAPORTS ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE. PLEASE BRING BACK CATHERINE HICKLAND AND JASON SHANE SCOTT. I MISS THEM A LOT AS MUCH I MISS MARK DERWIN, JESSICA MORRIS, KALE BROWNE, DARLENE VOGEL AND SUSAN MINSER. I WAS SO SAD WHEN JEN, BEN,GRACE AND SAM DIED. I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT DREW. I LOVE SAMUEL BALL. I HAVE TO SAY HE IS BETTER LOOKING THAN VICTOR BROWNE. I STILL SOMETIMES THINK ABOUT SONIA SATRA. I JUST LOVE LAURA KOFFMAN. I WISH THAT SHE WILL COME BACK SAME WITH MELISSA FUMERO. IT WOULD GREAT TO SEE SOME PEOPLE FROM 1998, 1999,2000 AND 2001. I ALSO REALLY MISS AMELIA HEINEL AND TANISHA LYNN. THEY NEED TO BE BACK. I WASN’T SO HAPPY THAT LIZA IS BACK. I NEVER REALLY LOVE OR LIKE HER. I REALLY MISS TERRI IVENS. I LOVED HER I STILL DO. BRING BACK RACHEL,OLIVER AND KYLE. I LOVE THEM. I’M NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS DEENA GIRL ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE. SHE NEEDS TO LEAVE.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I’M HAPPY THAT JOEY MADE IT BACK TO ONE LIFE TO LIVE. I’M A HUGE FAN OF HIM. SAME WITH JOEY ON ALL MY CHILDREN. HE GOES BY JAKE. BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER GET SEE JOEY AGAIN ON ALL MY CHILDREN. JAKE IS A GOOD NAME. IT WAS SO GREAT TO JOE AGAIN. I REALLY MISS JOSH CASAUBON SO MUCH. I LOVED HUGH.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I REALLY MISS JEFF BARSON AS JONTHAN LAVERY. HE IS GREAT. I MISS LEVEN RAMBIN AS LILY AND AVA TOO. I GREW UP WITH THESE SOAPS. ONE LIFE TO LIVE AND ALL MY CHILDREN. PLEASE DON’T THROUGH THEM AWAY LIKE GARBAGE. THEY ARE NOT GARBAGE. THEY ARE A BLESSING TO WATCH.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

These lingering, persistent rumors are making me feel desperately ill & terribly pessimistic!

Allie
Allie

If it’s about money, why ABC did waste it on moving “All My Children” to Los Angeles? Does Brian Frons understand that he’s insulting the loyal viewers of ABC Daytime, by putting additional talk shows that no one will watch and/or reality shows that are meant for primetime?

Allie
Allie

Who and where can we write to in order to prevent OLTL & AMC from getting cancelled?

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I HAVE TO SAY THE GAY STORY LINES ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE OLIVER AND KYLE WAS GREAT TO WATCH. SAME ON ALL MY CHILDREN. BIANCA AND OF ALL GIRLFRIENDS. MAGGIE,LENA,FRANKIE,ZOE AND REESE. I NEVER REALLY LIKE ZOE. I WISH MAGGIE IS BACK ON ALL MY CHILDREN.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I LOVE SEEING VIKI AND DORIAN’S FRIENDSHIP. IT LOOKS LIKE THEIR FEUD IS AT THE END. BOTH VIKI AND DORIAN ARE UP AGAINST ECHO. ECHO JUST STOLEN CHARLIE AWAY FROM VIKI. THAT MAKE ME MAD.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I NEVER FORGET DIXIE ON ALL MY CHILDREN. I’M STILL A HUGE FAN OF HER’S. I LOVE JAMIE JUSTIN BUELDING. I MISS HIM. I WISH HE COULD COME BACK AND HELP JR TO WIN BACK HIS FAMILY.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

WHAT’S UP WITH JAMES ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE. WHY IS HE BEING SO NICE TO HIS EX GIRL FRIEND. I HATE HER ALREADY. SHE IS GOING TO TRY TO GET RID OF STARR. I HAVE A BAD FEELING.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

ONE LIFE TO LIVE HAD SO MANY DRUG STORY LINES. COLE HAD A PROBLEM WITH DRUGS SO DID AL HOLDEN. SAME WITH RACHEL.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I HOPE TESS WILL GO AFTER DEENA AND MAKE HER GET OUT JAMES’S LIFE.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I MISS TODD’S PARROT. I WAS SO COLORFUL AND SO FUNNY. I THINK TODD SHOULD GET A NEW ONE. I ALSO MISS MONA BIGLOW. SHE AND TODD USE TO WORK TOGETHER. THEY WERE GOOD FRIENDS. I’M HAPPY TO SEE TODD AND TEA BACK TOGETHER.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

SINCE SUSAN HASKELL IS LEAVING MAN I’M GOING TO MISS HER. I THINK IT IS TIME TO BRING BACK LINDA DANO. RAE CUMMINGS AND JOHN BOLGER AS JOHN SKYES. I LOVE HIM. WE NEED CHARISSA CHAMAROO, ERIKA PAGE,CATHERINE HICKLAND AND JASON SHANE SCOTT, NATHAN PRUDEE, DAPHINEE DUPLIAX RACHEL, DAVID CHUSIM, MILES,CHRIS STACK,KATHY BRAIER, DAN GAUTHIER, TIMOTHY D. STICKNEY AND JUSTIS BOLDING. BRING BACK THE PAST.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

JAMES DEPAIVA NEEDS TO COME BACK TOO AND KAMAR DE LOS REYES NEEDS TO COME BACK. I THINK MARK LAWSON SHOULD BE FIRED. SAME WITH MELISSA ARCHER.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I THINK THAT RENEE SHOULD HAVE A STORY LINE. I HAVEN’T SEEN MUCH OF HER LATELY SAME WITH CARLOTTA.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I WISH THAT ALL MY CHILDREN COULD BRING EDMUND AND TREVOR. I MISS THEM. I WAS GOING TO QUIT WATCHING ALL MY CHILDREN WHEN THEY WERE KILLED OFF. I JUST LOVE THEM. I STILL LOVE JAMES MITCHELL. I MISS HIM AS PALMER.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I REALLY MISS PHIL CAREY AND CLINT RICHIE. I ALREADY DO LOVE JERRY VERN DORN. HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB AS THE NEW CLINT. I HOPE HE NEVER LEAVES. I CAN’T TAKE ANY MORE GOINGS ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE. I LOVE THE COMINGS INSTEAD. I’M NOT CRAZY ABOUT DEENA FORBES. SHE SHOULD NEVER CAME TO ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I THINK CJ SHOULD COME BACK TO ONE LIFE TO LIVE WITH HIS SISTER SARAH AND PARENTS TINA AND CORD. IT HAS BEEN YEARS I HAVEN’T SEEN CORD. THE LAST TIME I SAY HIM WAS WHEN ASA HAD DIED.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

WHERE IS NATE AND INEZ. I HAVEN’T SEEN THEM AT ALL ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE. THEY NEED A STORY LINE.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I HAVEN’T SEEN MUCH OF THE ULTA VIOLET BAR LATELY. THE COOPERCONE BAR IS GREAT. I LOVE THE RIODIES BAR. I LOVED SEEING MAX AS THE MANAGER. WHY JOHN MC’BAIN. HE SUCKS. I LOVED THE CROSSROADS BAR AND THE BREAK BAR WHERE WILL AND JESSICA LIVED. I DID LOVED INGO BAR WHEN RJ OWNED IT.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

II’M TIRED OF SEEING TUC WALKINS LEAVING ONE LIFE TO LIVE. HE JUST MARRIED DORIAN AND HE HAS A FAMILY. HE IS BO’S SON. IT’S ABOUT TIME TO GET A LIFE. STOP WITH GOING’S AND DO MORE OF THE COMINGS. KEEP TUC WALKINS. I LOVE HIM. I REMEMBER WHEN DREW WAS KILLED OFF I WASN’T SO HAPPY ABOUT THAT. I’M A HUGE DAVID FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I’M SO ANNOYED WHEN EVER I SEE SOMEBODY I LOVE LEAVING ONE LIFE TO LIVE. I’M NOT GOING TO ACCEPT THIS. WHY CAN YOU JUST PICK SOME ONE I DON’T LIKE. LIKE MELISSA ARCHER,MICHALE ESTON AND MARK LAWSON AND NEEFSA WILLIAMS.

ANNIE THIEL
ANNIE THIEL

I HOPE YOU KEEP BREE WILLIAMSON ON. SHE IS THE BEST. I’VE BEEN A FAN OF JESSICA EVER SINCE ERIN TORPEY PLAYED HER. KEEP ROBERT S. WOODS TOO. I LOVE BO. HE IS ALSO THE BEST. IT WAS FUNNY WHEN HE GOT SKUNKED ON HIS WEDDING WITH NORA. I LOVE HILLARY B. SMITH. SHE WITH OUT THE DOUBT THE GREATEST. I LOVED WATCHING HER WITH CATHERINE HICKLAND WHEN SHE WAS ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE. NORA AND LNIDSAY’S FEUD. THAT WAS SO FUNNY. I LOVED SEEING HER WORKING WITH KALE BROWNE. (SAM) I MISS THE GOOD OLD DAYS WITH THE RAPPAPORTS AND THE DAVIDSON’S. I WISH THEY WERE STILL THERE. I HAVE BEEN THEIR FAN EVER SINCE THEY WERE ON. I LOVED THEIR SECNES.

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Justin Hartley, Judith Light, Finn Wittrock Score 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Nominations

This morning, nominations were announced in the fields of motion picture and television for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards given out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.  The kudofest will be held on January 13th on the CW airing at 7PMET/PT.

Leading the pack in the TV field was the final season of The Americans and limited series Escape at Dannemora and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story with five nominations.

This Is Us as with the Golden Globes did not come up with a Drama Series nod, however at the Critics’ Choice Awards two if its stars:  Milo Ventimiglia and Justin Hartley were nominated.

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For Hartley, the former Y&R star received an nod in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category,  While Ventimigilia, who plays Justin’s on-screen dad, is vying the Lead Actor Drama category.

Judith Light, the former two-time Daytime Emmy winner from One Life to Live, received a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television category for her performance in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

While yet, another former daytime, Finn Wittrock (Ex-All My Children) in the Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television category also for “Versace”.

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To view the complete list in all motion picture and TV categories click here.

Now, let us know if you are happy to hear that Justin, Judith, and Finn received nominations for their work? Comment below!

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Former Executive Producer & Director of All My Children, Jorn Winther Dead Following Two-Vehicle Collision

Very sad news to report.  Renowned director, Jorn Winther, who served as executive producer and director at All My Children has died at the age of 88.

Winther was actually killed on November 9th when in an automobile accident in front of Palm Desert High School outside Palm Springs.

According to the Desert Sun, “Jorn was killed in a two-vehicle collision at Cook Street and Santa Fe Trail in Palm Desert. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle was moving south on Cook Street when its driver suddenly entered the northbound lanes and collided with an oncoming vehicle,  Winther was pronounced dead shortly after noon Friday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office. His wife of 31 years, Claire Winther, confirmed that her husband drove the vehicle that entered oncoming traffic. Why he did so remains a mystery.”

The famous director was best known for for the landmark David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews in 1977,  The Sonny & Cher Hour, and was also known for producing rock performances for TV including: California Jam II, featuring performances by Aerosmith, Foreigner, Heart, Santana and more.

In the world of soaps, Jorn had been the EP and director for ABC”s All My Children for five and half years, and had been with the series from 1981 to 2005.  He also directed on: One Life to Live, Generations, Santa Barbara and Rituals.

Born in Denmark, Winther studied speech and drama at the University of Copenhagen and continued his education at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, where his mother had danced as a prima ballerina. He also studied at the Stratford Shakespearean Theater in Ontario, Canada, and at Stanford.

Most recently, Winther directed and produced the independent film Do It or Die!, about the 1979 kidnapping of socialite Elaine Chaddick. It screened at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Winther’s daughter, Lisa has been a stage manager on the soaps most recently working at The Bold and the Beautiful.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Jorn Winther as we offer our thoughts, condolences, and prayers to his family, via the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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