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BREAKING NEWS: Kim Zimmer back to OLTL as Echo!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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Huge soap news this morning!  ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting, and it has been confirmed by reps at One Life to Live that four-time Daytime Emmy winner, Kim Zimmer is on her way back to Llanview to reprise her role as Echo DiSavoy on Friday, October 1.

Zimmer, who left the role in 1983 to join Guiding Light as Reva Shayne, will reportedly share screen time with Erika Slezak (Viki), Robin Strasser (Dorian) and former GL co-star Jerry verDorn (Clint).   This looks to be a dream come true for soap fans who love the battling Viki and Dorian, and now adding Echo to the mix, one can only hope will be electric.  And, who wouldn’t want to watch these soap legends share some screen time!

More on this developing story as it becomes available.

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Mitch
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Mitch

I was watching OLTL back when Echo was a character and am watching the show now. Echo was not popular and she was paired with Clint Ritchie, no sparks and off she went. Now they are bringing back a character that i am sure 90% of the audience does not rememebr nor care about. Looks like OLTL will be the next soap cancelled, Santa Barbara tried to make it the Kim Zimmer show and Guiding Light Was the Kim Zimmer Show……….will OLTL become the Kim Zimmer Show??????????

Rob
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Rob

Id watch her read the phone book!

John
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John

At first I was NOT happy with this news. I mean OLTL has sooooooooo many mega talented women- Erika S, Robin S, Hillary B Smith, Susan H, Florenzia, Bree, Melissa A, Kassie D etc etc- and to hear another woman was joining was disappointing – as I feel all the current talents are barley used. I think they need to hire one or two more men in their late 30’s to late 40’s at this point. But then a light bulb went off in my head & NOW I can say casting Kim Zimmer was brillant & I wouldnt be… Read more »

jake
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jake

Echo coming back ties in with yesterday’s episode. David found out that Kim was the daughter of Echo and Clint.

Charles
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Charles

How did we learn thsi information? I do not recall that scene at all.

Jake
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Jake

I’m inferring that it is on the flash drive that David gave Clint.

melinda
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melinda

so clint married his daughter or was in love with his kid

Tom
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Tom

I remember the character. She was so boring that I actually stopped watching the show. No need to bring this character back, probably with an unknown kid in tow.

OLTLFAN
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OLTLFAN

I’m not happy about this – but I’ll deal as I love my show. It just better not turn into the Echo-show like GL became the Reva-show. Why not bring back Kevin and/or Joey instead! What is she going to do but take away more screentime from the other characters?

marj
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marj

CONGRATS KIM!
AN X-CAST MATE,

patrick
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patrick

I love KZ, miss Reva & GL beyond words and hope OLTL wides up and cuts it’s dead weight and chooses to write for it’s Emmy winners, all stars and VETS first and foremost. Ill definitey be watching and BOO to CBS!!!!!!!!

O
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O

3 more days until Reva returns to Tv

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This Week Mark Guiding Light’s 84th Anniversary with Grant Aleksander & Beth Chamberlin in Virtual Chat

On Monday, Guiding Light turned 84!  The historic soap opera started on radio before moving to broadcast television which count for the astounding total.

Guiding Light began its journey back on January 25, 1937 on NBC Radio, then moved to CBS Radio, and then eventually to CBS Television on June 30, 1952 (although it also continued on radio for a few years also till 1956).

So many fans mourned the cancellation of the series, and had to say goodbye to their beloved characters of Springfield when it went off the air on September 18th, 2009.

To mark this week’s 84th anniversary of the soap opera, The Locher Room is set to welcome two fan favorite stars, Grant Aleksander (Phillip  Spaulding) and Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines), as they share their memories of working together and portraying one of Springfield’s favorite couples with former GL show publicist and now host, Alan Locher.

Circle this Thursday, January 28th at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST to watch the livestream of the chat with Grant and Beth.

So, do you have a favorite Phillip and Beth moment?  Are you missing Sprinfield on GL’s anniversary week? Let us know via the comment section below.

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Soap Alums Tom Pelphrey, Justin Hartley & William Fichtner Receive 26th Annual Critics Choice Award TV Nominations

Nominations were unveiled on Monday for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards in the field of Television.

Netflix Ozark and The Crown scored the most nominations with six each.   The award winners will be revealed along with the film categories (those nominations will be released on February 7th) on March 7th in a ceremony on the CW and will be hosted by Taye Diggs.

Some very familiar faces to daytime fans are in the running in some major categories.   First, Tom Pelphrey (Ex-Jonathan, GL, Mick, ATWT) who gave one of the most talked about performances of 2020 in Ozark was nominated along with Justin Hartley (Ex-Adam, Y&R, Ex-Passions, Ex-Revenge)  for his star-turn in This Is Us, for Best Supporting Actor in a a Drama Series.

Meanwhile on the comedy side, former As the World Turns actor, William Fichtner (Ex-Josh) scored for his work in the CBS’ Mom, in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy series category.

This Is Us’, Sterling K. Brown also received a nomination in the Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work as Randall Pearson, and the series is also in the running for Best Drama Series.

Below are the full nominations in the running with Pelphrey, Hartley and Fichtner.  You can check out the complete nominations in all categories here.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
John Lithgow – Perry Mason (HBO)
Tobias Menzies – The Crown (Netflix)
Tom Pelphrey – Ozark (Netflix)
Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

William Fichtner – Mom (CBS)
Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Alex Newell – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
Mark Proksch – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Andrew Rannells – Black Monday (Showtime) 

So will you be rooting for Tom or Justin to take hone the Critics Choice Award in the Supporting Actor Drama category? Let us know via the comment section below.

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TONIGHT: Guiding Light “Deck the Zoom” Virtual Holiday Reunion For A Good Cause

Many of your all-time favorite from the beloved Guiding Light will be part of a very special holiday get-together, albeit virtually.

The talented former cast members will be spreading some holiday cheer to help Feeding America during the struggles so many are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.

The livestream kicks-off tonight Thursday, December 17th beginning at 8PM EST/5PM PST on the Locher Room You Tube channel and will be hosted by former Guiding Light show publicist, Alan Locher.  To watch the show click here.

Participating will be: Grant Aleksander (Phillip), Laura Bell Bundy (Marah), Bryan Buffinton (Bill), Jean Carol (Nadine), Beth Chamberlin (Beth), Crystal Chappell (Olivia), Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea), Frank Dicopoulos (Frank), Beth Ehlers (Harley), Morgan Englund (Dylan), Judi Evans (Beth), Jamie Goodwin (Johnny), Melissa Hayden (Bridget), Liz Keifer (Blake), Jessica Leccia (Natalia), Joy Lenz (Michelle), Rachel Miner (Michelle), Michael O’Leary (Rick), Robert Newman (Josh), Peter Simon (Ed), Tina Sloan (Lillian), Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny), Krista Tesreau (Mindy), Jerry verDorn (Ross), Yvonna Kopacz-Wright (Mel), and Kim Zimmer (Reva).

Some late additions to tonight include more of Springfield’s Reardon clan: Ellen Dolan, Harley Jane Kozak and Michael Woods, plus Karla Mosley and Nancy St. Alban.

So will you be checking out this holiday virtual soap special tonight with the best of Springfield? Comment below.

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