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Catherine Hickland on her return as OLTL's Lindsay, the prison break & standing up for the fans!

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Soap fans are in for a real treat on next week’s One Life to Live when the Statesville prison break takes front and center stage depositing some of the show’s greatest all-time baddies smack dab in front of, and causing havoc for, some of the major citizens of Llanview! Among them, the fantastic Catherine Hickland as Lindsay Rappaport who  is back, and whose long running feud with Nora Buchanan is soap-legendary!

Hickland spoke with TV Guide to reveal some details on her return, and for sticking up for the fans right after and through the gut-wrenching cancellation and decision by ABC to rid the daytime line-up of two landmark shows: All My Children, and One Life to Live.   Here are a few excerpts below!

Catherine on how Lindsay makes a beeline to former flame Bo Buchanan after the prison break:  “It’s sort of ambiguous. I’m not being coy. I really couldn’t tell from the script. But, yeah, I got to work with Bob and Hillary B. Smith [Nora] and Ty Treadway a bit. For me, it was a satisfying ending for my character. I liked the idea of playing Lindsay one more time. That character has a place in history on that show, that’s for sure. Though, at that point, Prospect Park was still planning to take the show to the Internet. I was happy to wrap it up, or leave it open. Whatever they had in mind.”

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Catherine on being so vocal on her blog and throughout the devastating news of the cancellations of AMC & OLTL, and taking part in the picket lines:  ” I was happy to be out there! I didn’t really care if I ever acted again so, for me, it was no big deal. Everyone else at OLTL and AMC was under gag order and had the fear of God put into them. There was nothing keeping me from telling the truth.  When I saw our wonderful viewers being yanked around like that I just couldn’t take it anymore. They are the bread and butter of this business, the very reason soaps have remained on the air for decades, and they deserved to know what’s really going on. I guess that was the reason behind my snap, so to speak. I just didn’t have any idea it would be so far reaching and cause such a fuss. I was just saying my thoughts, blogging like I have for ages. I spent a lot of years at OLTL being told, “Don’t say this. Don’t say that.” This is America, may I remind everybody. To not be able to speak your mind is very frustrating. If you don’t let your feelings out, that’s where sickness lies. I had already moved on. It’s not like I felt anyone owed me a career. It wasn’t about that at all. I just felt that the audience was owed simple respect, something we all owe each other — in business and in life.”

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Are you excited to see Catherine as Lindsay for an encore performance next week?  Let us know!

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Torrey
Torrey

Love, love, love Catherine…..and I can’t wait to see Lindsay again!

jp
jp

You go girl! Thank you for sticking up for us OLTL fans. I can’t wait to see your return as Lidnsey. I am hoping you and Nora have one more classic cat fight.

Diane
Diane

Looking forward to seeing you Catherine. I appreciate your openess and sticking up for the fans. Along with being heartbroken has come the frustration of not hearing what is really going on. It was very obvious there was a gag order in place and of cousre I understand the pressure many must have felt. Still I appreciate hearing your thoughts on the potential (have not given up) ending of our soaps.

Lew
Lew

I love Catherine Hickland! She has spunk and tells it like it is. I can’t wait to see her episodes!

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

I am sooooo looking forward to seeing Catherine as Lindsay on OLTL next week! Yay!! 😀 😀

Blake
Blake

Love her! Can’t wait to see Lindsey again! And I pray she and Nora have it out one last time!!!

gloria
gloria

Can’t wait to see her too! What is up with this awful ticker ticking down the time left for the show! This is very stressful & depressing to me. What is the point of it?

barbara t
barbara t

forget the ticker ,on monday they are playing a repeat or its not on at all.that means we only have 10 more days of new shows ,cant wait to see lindsay hope she and nora have a few words to say to each other.but its only bringing us closer to the end.

Jan
Jan

Thank you

Susan M.
Susan M.

Is OPLTL going on another cable channel or not??????????Please let me know!!!!!!!!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

I’m trying to figure that out myself. 2 weeks ago, and on this site (comb the site and you will see the write up about prospect park looking for investor’s out of the country…. I haven’t heard anything since, and that was on this site 2 weeks ago… Every other day, I am checking in with this site and checking in on the internet trying to find out the update… People are moving on. Maybe folk are tire. Keep me posted if you here any anything as well.

lipstickcat
lipstickcat

The soaps are off for good! The phoney deal fell through. ABC owes us two 2 hours movies, one for each show, to end the shows right!

lipstickcat
lipstickcat

The deal fell through so the soaps won’t be coming back! I think the whole thing was a fake to begin with! ABC owes us two 2 hour daytime movies, one for each show, to end them right! Thanks for everything Catherine!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

I loved Lindsey Rappaport. Catherine is cor rect. She does have a place in History on that show. I didn’t think she would last very long on that show, BC it was evident that Bo and Nora would be a couple that the show couldn’t break up forever….. and THEN, what would Lindsey do? Lindsey lasted ALONG time on that show BC she was so DAMN good.

Heather
Heather

Welcome back Lindsay! Glad to see you back on OLTL.

Jan
Jan

The guy playing Cole, Branndon Buddy’s part actually looks good.
Coles back take Starr and Hope away.
James bye bye.

Carol Painter
Carol Painter

EXCELLENT!!!! REALLY? She’s going to be on??? What a great surprise!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT! And Thank you Catherine Hickland for speaking out! THANK YOU THANK YOU AND THANK YOU!!!!!!

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Amanda Setton Cast As GH’s New Brook Lynn Ashton

Former One Life to Live alum, Amanda Setton (Ex-Kimberly) is about to make her debut on General Hospital in the role of Ned (Wally Kurth)and Lois’ (formerly B&B’s Rena Sofer) daughter, Brook Lynn Ashton!

The news of the recast came via TV Line, and Setton is set to make her on-screen debut next Monday on the November 18th episode of the ABC soap.

In story, it looks like Ned and his current wife, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) welcome Brook Lynn back to Port Charles. The role haas previously been played by Brooke Radding and Adrianne Leon.

In addition to her work as the former Mrs. Clint Buchanan in Llanview, (Kimberly started as a Las Vegas stripper who came to Llanview to help her best friend, Stacy Moraso played by Crystal Hunt) Setton has had numerous primetime roles including: Hawaii Five-0, The Crazy Ones, The Mindy Project, and Gossip Girl.

News of the return of Brook Lynn to GH comes on the heels of the return of Nikolas Cassadine now played by actor, Marcus Coloma.

What do you think of the return of Brook Lynn means for the characters of Port Charles? Who might be her romantic interest? Share your thoughts via the comment section below

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General Hospital Receives Honor From Ruderman Family Foundation

General Hospital was one of five television shows that has been named and honored by the Ruderman Family Foundation for their accurate depictions of people with disabilities.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the soap received the recognition for the casting of Maysoon Zayid who portrayed Shilohs’s (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) lawyer, Zahra Amir.

Zayid is an actress and disabilities advocate living with cerebral palsy. In addition, Maysoon is also one of America’s first Muslim women comedians.  Zayid said landing on GH was a “lifelong dream,” after finding it difficult to land roles due to her disability.

Along with GH, the foundation’s seal of authentic representation went to: Netflix’s Tales of the City and Raising Dion, and BBC/HBO’s Years and Years and Audience’s Loudermilk, great company for the ABC daytime drama series to be included with.

Jay Ruderman, president of the Ruderman Family Foundation expressed in a statement. “By giving credit where credit is due in Hollywood, we hope to inspire a broader, longer-term, industry-wide sea change when it comes to authentically casting actors of all abilities.”

In addition, Frank Valentini, executive producer of General Hospital stated: “Our goal has always been to provide stories that are authentic and relatable for our viewers. Having the opportunity to welcome Maysoon Zayid onto the show was exciting for us. She is an incredible talent and was a perfect fit to guest-star as Zahra Amir. It takes all kinds of people to tell a story; especially those that are rich and entertaining enough to resonate with our audience.”

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Networks To Preempt Daytime Programming For Donald Trump Impeachment Hearing Coverage

Just as your favorite soaps are kicking into high gear for November sweeps next week, comes the news that due to the House public impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump, daytime programming will endure several pre-mptions starting with the first two on Wednesday November 13th and Friday, November 15th.

CBS was the first network to announce their plans for their extensive coverage, and according to the Washington Post all other networks have followed suit.  By this move by the networks it gives the hearing some extra weight and exposure to the American voters and viewing audience.

So far, leading network coverage for CBS will be reportedly anchored by Norah O’Donnell and for ABC George Stephanopoulos.

On Wednesday, the hearings begin at 10am EST, the second is scheduled for Friday beginning at 11am EST.

William Taylor, the U.S. diplomat in the Ukraine, is scheduled to testify Wednesday and on Friday Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is scheduled to testify.

The networks are expecting big numbers for covering the hearings, as they have in the past for impeachment proceedings and hearings.

No word yet how the soaps plan for you to see the episodes that don’t air at their regularly scheduled times, or if it shifts your soap viewing schedule by several days.

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Nevertheless not great timing when the soaps are revving up their stories to make you tune-in for not-to-be missed episodes.

So, what are your thoughts on what the Impeachment hearings could mean for daytime dramas in in the weeks ahead? Comment below.

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