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CBC News Segment on State of Soaps with AMC's Mathison & TVG's Branco!

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Canada is mourning our soaps too!  In a piece for CBC News the state of the soap genre is profiled featuring footage from Tuesday’s soap opera fan protest in front of the ABC Upfronts, a group of long-time soap watchers, and interviews with All My Children’s, Cameron Mathison (who hails from Canada), and TV Guide Canada’s soap journalist, Nelson Branco.

The segment looks at the ever-changing and dwindling canvas of the daytime genre, and what it means to many people, plus how budgets have been integral to wiping soaps off the map! Watch the segment after the jump!

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Crystal
Crystal

Y&R has been a staple in my family. It started with my Grandmother who started watching from the very first episode and NEVER MISSED ONE up until less than a week before she passed away 2 years ago. She was 92. The love of Y&R and soaps in general is something my family has always joked about saying, “it ran through our veins like blood.” I am a Canadian fan. At 30 years old, I feel like I have grown up with many of the Characters. The thought that this genre is dying is crushing to me. While I have not personally watched the shows that were just cancelled, I cannot take this sitting down. My soap could be the next to go. This is a travesty that needs to be avoided at all costs!

Brooke
Brooke

From what I hear, Couric is eyeing Oprah’s syndicated spot with affiiiates, not GH’s.

From what I have seen, promos for “The Spew” and “The Regurgitation” look just awful. They won’t last.

Ceridwyn2
Ceridwyn2

Thanks for using the vid link, Michael. 🙂

We can only hope that GH’s status will hold for the time being. Fingers crossed. If only one could be picked up, I really want OLTL to be the one. It’s on FIRE.

Jill Villagomez
Jill Villagomez

I am in the 18-49 age demographic…I have watched ABC soaps for my entire life! My mother watches, my grandmother watches, my friends watch. I have been waiting for the day my daughter is old enough to fall in love with them! This is a horrible mistake by ABC and we, the viewers, are not being counted accurately with the Neilsen ratings!

Mike MacDonald
Mike MacDonald

I actually have childhood memories watching that show when ABC simsubbed CBC until I was 4, not 5 but close. WXYZ simsubbed that show, even on star choice too. WCVB used to simsubbed to the CBC feeds in Atlantic Canada for two straight years for all my children. In 1998, Citytv picked up the show to avoid family rivals competing with CityTVs One life to live and CBCs all my children. I watch that instead of Barney the boring dinosaur on PBS. Until 1996, one life to live aired on CBC. In 1998, both ABC’s daytime shows starting airing on ASN in atlantic Canada due to CBC airing European soap operas. CBC only simsubs christmas programs from american networks via pay television. in 1999, I restarted watching soap operas only for NBC and CBSs shows when later my mom took over that which I used to watch it with her. when General Hospital is over, Who Wants to be A Millionaire will return to abc, this time and longer as a daytime show, also with the fastest finger. Soap Operas will ban daytime shows due to bankruptcy or end up on CW and fox. I am more of a action and comedy show guy still and now,I really miss being a teenager. CTV used to air that show until 1982.

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Tamara Braun and Jennifer Bassey Filming New Motion Picture Comedy ‘Kombucha Cure’

The cast of the new motion picture comedy, Kombucha Cure was revealed by Variety and in it. soap opera favorite and Daytime Emmy winner Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim and Carly, GH, Ava, DAYS, and Reese AMC) is featured in the cast along with Denise Boutte, Jayson Bernard and Jasper Cole in a film directed by Cecilia Choi.

In Kombucha Cure, Braun and Boutte play corporate enemy executives at a health insurance company sent to a small town to investigate what the company views as the unusual and expensive longevity of some of their clients with cancer.

Along with Braun, none other than another former All My Children and GH star Jennifer Bassey  is in the film along with Robert Craighead, Ali Zahiri, Lance Paul, Yorke G. Fryer, and Angie Kim.

The film is currently shooting in Los Angeles through the month of February, and the feature is being executive produced by Jonathan Chia and Tarun Raj.

In addition, Paul and Fryer of Ginger Knight Films are producers along with Bernard and Roberto Rosario, Jr. of J&R Productions.

So excited to hear of Tamara’s latest project? Comment below.

 

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Cady McClain Remembers 'All My Children' On Its 50th Anniversary Sharing: "I Will Always Be Grateful For the Experience, and For The Lifelong Relationship With All The Fans"
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FRIDAY: All My Children Icon Susan Lucci To Co-Host ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

Look for La Lucci to chat it up with Dr. Mehmet Oz on his Daytime Emmy-winning Daytime talk show, The Dr, Oz Show, this Friday (check times in your area).

In the Friday Celebrity Super Fan episode featuring Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children) look for the full-hour to tackle hot health topics plus how Susan is doing today after her heart emergency that happened in the fall of 2018. . In addition, Dr. Oz looks inside Lucci’s heart with a live scan.

And, Susan will be surprised by her former AMC co-star and on-screen love interest, Walt Willey (Ex-Jack)

For a preview of the episode with Susan click here.

Excited to be part of tomorrow’s on-air episode of Dr. Oz, Lucci posted on her Instagram “DR. OZ! Co-hosting with the brilliant one himself! Tomorrow! He makes me do something I’ve NEVER done before!!”

Will you be checking out Susan on Dr. Oz and a reunion with Walt Willey? Will they talk about the bantered about pontential AMC reboot? Comment below.

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Cady McClain Remembers ‘All My Children’ On Its 50th Anniversary Sharing: “I Will Always Be Grateful For the Experience, and For The Lifelong Relationship With All The Fans”

The beloved All My Children first aired on January 5th, 1970 on ABC and ran on the network until it was canceled back in September of 2013.  The next year, the show received a short-lived reboot online via Prospect Park.

One of the actresses to appear in both the network and online version was Daytime Emmy winning actress Cady McClain, who became soap-famous for her role as Dixie Cooney Martin and together with Michael E. Knight, became one of soaps all-time popular duos as Tad and Dixie.

While so many miss All My Children every single day and the indelible characters created by the late, great Agnes Nixon, McClain took to her Instagram on Sunday to relate what the soap opera meant to her in her life.

Here is what Cady shared along with a cover of Soap Opera Digest featuring Michael Knight and herself as Tad and Dixie: “Today I am celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “All My Children”! I started on the show when I had just turned 19 in the fall of 1988. I worked as a contract player thru 1996. I was back in the fall of 1997 again under contract and worked through 2001. That’s roughly 13 years. Then I came back for a year in 2006, then for a couple months in 2012. Then I did the internet version for six weeks and then… the show was done.

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For many years this show and the people on it were like family to me. The makeup artists as much mom’s as my own mom to me at times. And thanks to the work I was able to afford some art school and college as well. I saw many great shows (both American and International) that came to NYC, which opened my eyes to what performance could be. It allowed me to do a lot of Off-Broadway theater and roles in five Indie films while working my day job.

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I was nominated three times and won my first Emmy. I made some lifelong friends like Michael E. Knight, James Patrick Stewart, Jill Larson, Penny Bergman, Julia Barr, Lonnie Quinn and many others both in front of and behind the scenes. And most importantly, I was able to take care of my wild but wonderful mother. ‘She who drove me nuts’ but impressed on me the importance of having art in ones life. Who read me poems and took me to museums. My child who died but who I so grateful to have known. Thank you ABC and all the producers and writers who supported me and my work. Because of your support my life was richer, broader, more interesting. I will always be grateful for the experience …. and for the lifelong relationship with all the fans! Massive shout out to the daytime fans who continue to support me in my projects. When I meet one of you on the street I am truly grateful for your time and that we got to share some really special moments together. . .”

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So, share your remembrances of All My Children and your thoughts on Cady’s sentiments via the comment section below.

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