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BREAKING NEWS: Susie Bedsow Horgan & Thom Racina Named New Headwriters of OLTL Reboot!

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For those wondering who is going to write Prospect Park’s One Life to Live reboot? The answer to that question has been solved.  Susie Bedsow Horgan will head write the series along with Tom Racina!  Horgan reportedly signed her deal on Wednesday and Racina followed suit the next day!

Bedsow Horgan broke the news on her facebook page stating:  “Well peeps, I have quite an announcement to make. I will be co-headwriting One Life to Live with my writing partner of many years, Thom Racina as a new web series. It’s a golden opportunity for me to help resuscitate and reinvent the show that is dearest to my heart as well as being on the frontier of the new form of television. Agnes Nixon, who’s on board said this was like the days when the shows went from radio to television. And that’s exactly what it feels like. History in the making. The timing for me is perfect as I’ve done all the work on my book that I can, now it’s in the editors hands and then the agents and so while I await its fate, I get to be back in LLanview for awhile. Truly a dream come true. What a way to start 2013. Wish us luck!”

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Susie Bedsow Horgan has spent two decades in daytime as a writer and a producer.  Her writing credits include: being head writer of As the World Turns from 1984-1986, and part of the One Life to Live writing teamas Associate Head Writer, and in 1994 she won a Daytime Emmy.  Susie was named the executive producer of One Life in the mid-90’s.   She has blog entitled MakingPeaceWithPotatoChips where she has been life coach since 1996.

As for Racina,  he was written for soaps such as: Search For Tomorrow, General Hospital, Santa Barbara, Another World, Generations, and Days of our Lives.  Thom was part of the biggest soap episode of them all: the wedding of Luke and Laura on GH!

So soapers, what do you think about the announcement of Horgan and Racina to head up the new One Life to Live? Let us know your thoughts!

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Christina
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Christina

Yeah. Make ABC get on their knees for the hell they’ve put us through!

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Agreed! Bring on OLTL, a year of hell-may the next be nothing but greatness!

Doreen
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Doreen

Thanks for the updates. Can’t wait!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Good Luck! I’m excited.

diane c
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diane c

good news miss goings on in llanview.

Annalee
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Annalee

The only ONLY thing irritating me about the web series’
is the referral to them being OLTL reboot.
Reboot. Ugh.

su0000
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su0000

Loving this.. The talent being brought in is awesome..
I see they are going full speed ahead with the best, and it doesn’t get any better than that..
I see a great future for both soaps as they are on their back ..
I fully expect to be watching them on cable.. (that will eventually be their new home)

susan M.
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susan M.

I thought both soaps were going to be on-line only!!!!! Are they going to be on cable now? Did I miss something? This is for suOOOO. Please reply to this.. I am very interested to know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I know this is a web series. why did you say you expect to be watching them on cable?

Maxine
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Maxine

The word is Prospect Park plans to put them on CABLE TV as well (THANKFULLY)!

susan M.
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susan M.

Where did you hear this? You are the second person that has mentioned it. I mean about the PP plans to put OLTL on cable!!!!

toscanti
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toscanti

Sounds like a great team with lots of experience.

louisa
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louisa

Thanks for the updates! Very exciting news one year after the finale.

Go OLTL!

Annie
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Annie

Exciting! Welcome to Llanview!

Bruce
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Bruce

Thank u to these two for believing with us that Llanview will always live on!!

susan M.
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susan M.

Will they have most of the actors & actresses we have come to love all these years? Will there be old and as well new characters? Not to many new! They seem like talented writers. And I hope they do OLTL justice! And don’t change to much of the orginial format we soap fans have come to adore. A heart-warming soap, you laugh and cry with! First of all OLTL would never be the same without Erika Slezak (the heart & soul of OLTL)!! As you can see I am and alway’s will be a DIE-HARD OLTL soap fan!!!! Give… Read more »

Ella
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Ella

Erica Slezak, Robin Strasser & Cassie DePaiva all need to be included. It isn’t OLTL without them.

bob
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bob

Erika slezak kassie depaiva Melissa archer Robert s woods Hilary b smith robin strasser lazano missel verdorn are returning

dinah
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dinah

This is very good news! So happy how things are going now for my favorite soap OLTL.

Debbie Hamilton
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Debbie Hamilton

Sounds wonderful and its full steam ahead. Good Luck to all involved. Can’t wait to see my beloved soaps again. xoxox. Hopefully we will see many of the shows regular actors back on the fore front.

Bethy
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Bethy

I must be blind. I can’t find that announcement on her facebook page. The last post from her I see was made on Thursday, about Downtown Abby.

Maxine
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Maxine

I think they will be a great writing team. I also don’t like the term “reboot”. It makes it sound as if OLTL & AMC needed fixing and/or that these revivals will be very different from the OLTL & AMC we knew, as a result. I also really wish Prospect Park woud issue a statement responding to the cable rumors. I believe they’re true, and I know it’s very important to them that TOLN succeeds, and OLTL & AMC will be a big part of this, but the fact of the matter is there are a lot of people out… Read more »

Brian T
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Brian T

I think they have mentioned something about it and also marketing them internationally. That was one of the reason the WGA took longer to finalize. I know that they want to get the shows on cable at some point but I doubt it will happen right away. I think we should be happy that we can watch them online. I believe they will be available on Hulu too which is how I watch Days and GH now anyway. Watching the shows live is so over rated lol

Maxine
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Maxine

To each, his/her own. The fact of the matter is without OLTL & AMC going to cable, a majority of the audience won’t watch online– most of these people won’t watch because they can’t watch online.

I’m not too thrilled about them going online. IMHO, there is a massive difference between the transition of radio to TV and the TV to internet. I think TV will be around for many, many more years to come. Cable especially.

Michael
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Michael

I hope they air the web episodes during One Life’s old time slot- and ABCrap takes a huge dump….I mean drop….in the ratings.

su0000
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su0000

Web series are available to watch 24hr a day, that is why watching shows via the web is a huge connivance ..

brian
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brian

The beauty of the web is that you watch programming when you desire… not at a set time by a network, but I’m sure ABC knows it has lost a lot of viewers.

mike
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mike

WOW, this might actually work.

chris c. (toronto)
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chris c. (toronto)

Please please please make OLTL available to Canadian viewers. There are so many of us anxiously awaiting its return, but afraid that it will only be available to US viewers, as many american (online) network channels are…

Bethy
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Bethy

Michael, The web episodes will be available anytime one wants to watch them.

Tsuds
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Tsuds

I just don’t know how this is going to be successful… the overhead of paying for all the expenses to put All My Children and OLTL online. I know many of you have said you will pay for it, but I just don’t see how the quality can be that great for the limited amount of revenue from viewers and advertisings that will pay for this. I hope I am wrong, but I am giving this 1 year and unfortunately it may be gone after that…

Again.. .I hope I am wrong…..

boes
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boes

It’s like hearing from Elvira Gulch when you post. There’s dark cloud you can’t find in a silver lining, is there?
So far, you ‘ve said repeatedly that the rebirth of both shows wouldn’t happen, no way, no how. Now that they have, you’re telling us they’ll be an epic fail.

Good news of any sort must REALLY bum you out. So sorry, but so far you’ve been batting a thousand in the “got it wrong” category.

Good luck, now, finding some other way to rain on any parade.

Tsuds
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Tsuds

LOL… I like you boes and your post.. I am just realistic.. I am just trying to protect all of you… I don’t want you all to fall hard when it DOES happen… How can the figures work? Let me see the financial plan and budget….

Brian T
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Brian T

I am anxious to hear who will write for AMC also. We need to be hearing more actors names also. We know that Pine Valley will have plenty of doctors and a police department but where are the Chandlers, Kane/Montgomery, Martin families? Also we have only heard about Jerry ver Dorn coming to OLTL. I assume that Kassie DPV, Florencia Lozano, Erika Slezak, Melissa Archer, and many more will follow in signing on.

Alan
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Alan

This announcement makes me a lot less excited than I was a few days ago.

Rodd
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Rodd

Sending best wishes to everyone they bring on board at OLTL and AMC. The soap fans and those who bring us these wonderful shows deserve some happiness. May 2013 be the year it begins anew.

DAG
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DAG

Its almost hard to believe I may get to see my beloved Llanview again! I’ve missed them all I hope they get as many of them as they can. ::Fingers Crossed:: Excited!

RLeternal
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RLeternal

Hope that Jean Passnante and Chris Goutman who completely destroyed ATWT with their feeble and idotic choices are never. never appointed HW and EP of any show. So, Happy that OLTL and AMC are coming back. Now that the writing team for OLTL has been announced; I hope AMC never includes JP as a writer.

sheild
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sheild

hope them three stay on one life to live that where they belong not on general hospital i enjoy them on one life to live bring todd starr michael back on one life to live wherethey belong

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TONIGHT: 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS

Who will take home the gold at Sunday night’s 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards?  Well, from the looks of it .two heavy favorites going into it are Ted Lasso in the comedy categories, and The Crown in the dramatic categories, but as we have seen on previous Emmys there may be upsets afoot.

Other leading contenders through the night will include the series: The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live, Lovecraft CountryThe Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown.

Cedric the Entertainer will host the three-hour special on CBS beginning at 8 pm EST emanating from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.  Pandemic and all there will be a return to an opening number.

 

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The broadcast’s executive producer, Ian Stewart, confirmed an opening number, when he previously told Deadline, the number “is going to be a lot of people participating, singing, rapping.  It’s hopefully going to be a very impactful start, a ton of fun.”

The Primetime Emmys will have nominees in attendance, with a more limited amount virtually, and those who have tickets can stay in the venue through the whole show, unlike the Grammys or Oscars were those nominated were ushered in and out.  Look for the Emmys to take place outside the theatre under a tent.

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One Life to Live alum Renée  Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) will be competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in Hamilton.  Another OLTL alum, Jonathan Groff (Ex-Henry), is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in Hamilton, as well.

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In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Sterling K. Brown tries to win another Emmy for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.   To view all the nominees, head on over to the TV Academy’s website.

This past June, CBS also aired the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in a pre-packaged show for broadcast due to Covid-19 restrictions.

So, who are you rooting for to win the gold at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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