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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.”

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.”

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

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Torrey
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Torrey

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

jp
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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
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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
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Lew

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

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

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

Blake
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Blake

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

gloria
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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
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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
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Jan

Thank you

Susan M.
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Susan M.

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

1loveabcsoaps
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Heather

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

Jan
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Jan

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

Carol Painter
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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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Former CBS Daytime On-Air Promo Director, Susan Banks, Joins the Writing Team of The Young and the Restless

There is a new writer in Genoa City with word today from former Executive Producer & Executive in Charge of Production, CBS and former CBS Daytime On-Air Promo Director, Susan Banks.

Banks, who most recently was an executive producer at TV One, is now back with a show that she knows and loves, The Young and the Restless.

In a message via her social media, Susan shared her first script on the number one daytime drama airs tomorrow.

Susan expressed in her announcement:  “I am so excited to announce that my first script for The Young and the Restless airs on Monday, March 1, 2021.  Writing for the show is a thrilling ride that challenges my creative juices every week.   Bill and Lee Bell are icons of the television industry whose love, mentorship and support I have always cherished. It is an honor to be a part of their soap family and the legacy that has continued for almost 48 years. What a delight to return home to work with the amazing cast and characters of one of the greatest, never-ending stories ever told.  The drama, rich with passion, intrigue, mystery and romance has captivated the hearts of many through the years.  I hope you, too, will share the magic and tune in to see my opening credit on my premiere episode. Who knows…you might even get hooked!  Thanks for your loving support…”

The latest addition to the writing staff, Susan was previously at CBS from 1993 to 2003 before exiting for other TV opportunities including her time with TV One in the mid 2000’s.

So, intrigued to know Banks, who has knowledge of the history of Y&R, is on board the scribe team? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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WATCH: Cast of Y&R Recite Maya Angelou’s ‘Equality’ in Honor of Black History Month & Women’s History Month

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Participating in the video are Y&R cast members: Mishael Morgan (Amanda) Jason Thompson (Billy), Jordi Vilasuso (Rey), Bryton James (Devon), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Brytni Sarpy (Elena), Sean Dominic (Nate), Camryn Grimes (Mariah), Christian LeBlanc (Michael), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

Equality was first published in 1990 and was said to address how black women are seen and treated in the eyes of men, and calls for an end to gender and racial inequality.

Watch  and listen to the important words of Maya Angelou performed by the cast below.

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Emmanuel Acho Replaces Chris Harrison as Host of ‘The Bachelor’ Finale ‘After the Final Rose’ Special

Former NFL linebacker and Fox Sports analyst and host of the weekly web series Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Emmnauel Acho has gotten the nod to replace longtime ‘Bachelor’ franchise host, Chris Harrison, for this season’s ‘After the Final Rose’ special.

On Saturday, in an Instagram post confirming the news, Acho wrote, “I’ve accepted the Rose and am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year. It’s been a pivotal season, and this episode will hopefully be one of the most storied shows in TV history. Empathy is needed and change is coming. Share the news! I’ll see y’all then!”

Previously, Chris Harrison revealed that he was stepping aside from The Bachelor after he made controversial remarks to Rachel Lindsey during her interview with him on Extra.  At that time, Harrison and Lindsey, who was the first Black Bachelorette in the series history, were discussing current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s controversy, which included photos of her attending an antebellum-themed college party in 2018, and allegedly liking and sharing social media posts with the Confederate flag and Qanon conspiracies.  Harrison’s comments seemed to indicate he felt people were passing judgement on Kirkconnell on this time of ‘cancel culture’ in our society.  Those remarks inflamed viewers and Lindsey.  As Bachelor Nation knows this season featured Matt James as the first Black bachelor ever within the franchise.

As for Acho, he will anchor the After the Rose special airing on Monday, March 15, immediately following the season finale of The Bachelor. He will sit down with James as well as the three finalists Kirkconnell, Michelle Young and Bri Springs, which is said to include talon the past racist remarks made by Kirkconnell and Harrison’s exit for the special.

So, what do you think about ABC’s choice to replace Chris Harrison for the ‘After the Final Rose” special?  Has this whole season of ‘The Bachelor’ backfired when it should have been groundbreaking? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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