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CBS announces name for ATWT replacement titled "The Talk"

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It was revealed at the TCA’s by CBS’s Network President, Nina Tassler, that the Julie Chen talkfest that is replacing As the World Turns is called, ready for it….The Talk.  Ah, is that a blatant rip-off…of, oh perhaps, The View? 

Then, according to Deadline.com “Tassler faced questions about casting Julie Chen, wife of CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves, on the network’s mom daytime panel talk show pilot and especially for CBS’ recent decision to pick up the pilot to series over 3 other candidates. Tassler said it was the the series’ creator/executive producer Sara Gilbert who suggested casting Chen. As for the pickup to series, “I made the decision,” Tassler said. “I don’t think Les is unhappy with it,… but show screened great and tested the best of all the pilots.” Tassler went further after the Q&A session. “The elephant in the room is that Julie is on the show, but she happens to be terrific on the show,” Tassler said. “She shouldn’t be penalized for being married to the CEO.”

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Sheryl Pope
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Sheryl Pope

I’m thoroughly disgusted with all these “talk ” shows and reality shows. I see and hear enough of that in everyday life. Is entertainment now consisting of nepotism and some left wing garbage? Irregardless of how “the talk” came about, cancelling “As the World Turns” was not a smart thing to do. Everyone does not want to see a competition to ABC’s “the view”. Which by the way is one of the most idiotic shows on TV. Evidently, the powers that be must think that only 20 or 30 somethings are the viewers of CBS. Well guys, keep it up,… Read more »

leilei
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leilei

Sara Gilbert must be the ultimate suckup to cast Julie Chen, knowing she is the wife of he network president. This sounds like a VIEW rip off, but Moonves will never let it be cancelled.

Wendy
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Wendy

Well I for one will not be watching this show. They took of my As The World Turns for another stupid talk show. The only CBS show I have been watching is ATWT. After they are done I will no longer be watching any shows on CBS.

jack
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jack

the person who decided to pull the plug on AS THE WORLD TURNS. is a FOOL!!! this show has entertained generations of americans. it also educated people on topics such as AIDS, abortion, abuse, homosexuality, etc. i have watch ed ATWT almost my whole life, and i’m almost 50. i guess that’s ancient to the network execs who only think that 18-35 year olds spend money or watch tv. well, you are so wrong. i will not be watching this gab fest with a bunch of hens sitting around yapping over eachother. or will i watch anything else on CBS.… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

I so agree !i’ve been watching ATWT since day 1.I don’t think I’ve ever been so consistent about anything else.We need another talk show like we need another behind.I’m sad and disgusted and still missing ATWT.Now how many jobs is this forJjulie Chen/at least three?and think of all the actors,etc .who were on ATWT who are out of jobs….It breaks my heart!

June Toume
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June Toume

No the CEO should be penalized not his wife. Wake up CBS investors and put a stop to this madness. CBS represents American Heritage in broadcasting not the vision of one man. CBS is going to tumble hard from this in the end. The soap operas provide a “Constant” in our lives during a bad economy for so many. Sure the network’s ratings will show a marginal increase in viewers for a spell because they are watching something new. But don’t be misled by this, cause they will decline once the new wears off. Those viewers for the soaps are… Read more »

Jerry
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Jerry

The truth of the matter is CBS will always have commercials which make them money. Reality shows and talk shows have way less cast to pay, with that in mind the CEO’s can shove more in their pockets. In this case this one certain CEO is double dipping. So no matter how much we rant and rave about them taking ATWT off it will do no good as long as they are in charge. The only way they might listen is if everyone stops buyng the products that sponsors these so called replacement shows, and I don’t see that happening.

mmc
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mmc

It might not do any good to rant and rave, but it makes me feel so much better.I miss my ATWT…when will I stop?

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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ATWT Favorite, Jon Hensley, Releases New Single ‘I See Heaven’

Former As the World Turns, and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Jon Hensley (Ex-Holden Snyder and Ex-Dr. Meade), has announced not only the launch of his new website, but his new single called “I See Heaven”.

According to Hensley, the new track is a 9/11 20th anniversary song.  Through the holiday season, Jon is noting that you can make donations in lieu of the song and he will take a portion of the proceeds and donate them to various 9/11 charities.

In his welcome note on his site, Jon shares: “Welcome to my site, I am very excited about my new project. Most of you might remember me as Holden, it’s been a long time since the good old days in Oakdale. Who knows maybe they bring them back some day. As the World Re-turns?  After the show did end in 2010, I slowly started getting back into music. I spent some time playing in Las Vegas and decided a year or so ago it was time to release my debut album. Over the last few years, I wrote many songs with my great friend and producer Alan Schwartz. And my 1st single, I See Heaven (911 20th anniversary song) is now available as a download. Sing Out Revolution, my title track which was inspired by the Tennessee Williams quote on my home page, is a revolution on love. I’m planning to release SOR by Xmas 2021. And the full record by early 2022. Join my mailer for updates and thanks for listening!”

So, excited to listen to more of Jon’s music? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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ATWT Legend Eileen Fulton Virtual Interview Slated

The one and only Eileen Fulton (Lisa, As the World Turns) is set for a very special edition of The Locher Room when she appears next week on the Friday November 5th episode.

Fulton’s livestream with host, Alan Locher is set to begin at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST.

Eileen played the role of Lisa Miller Hughes Eldridge Shea Colman McColl Mitchell Grimaldi on the CBS daytime dramas for nearly 50 years.

The character of Lisa joined the cast of ATWT in May 1960 and remained with the show on and off, until the show went off the air on September 17, 2010.

In addition, Eileen starred in her  own prime time soap spin-off of ATWT, Our Private World, and is also known for her work on the stage and for her cabaret and nightclub act which she performed around the country.

So, looking forward to this conversation with Eileen, who was the ultimate first soap ‘vixen’ of soaps and ATWT? Comment below.

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