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CBS announces name for ATWT replacement titled "The Talk"

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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 Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

Share you condolences to Marnie’s family and your thoughts in the comment section below.

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ATWT Alum Alexandra Chando Cast in NBC Pilot Based on Dutch Show ‘Adam & Eva’

In casting news, Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie, As the World Turns) had been tapped to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming untiled NBC pilot based on the Dutch series, Adam & Eva.

Chando will be joined by Younger star, Ben Rappaport as the epicenter of the proposed series.

The log lines share that the project is both funny and heartfelt and will chronicle the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate.

According to Deadline, Alexandra’s role of Eva is said to be an aspiring artist and force of nature whose relationship and views on fate are put to the test when she meets Adam.

Alexandra commented on social media:Immensely excited and grateful to be apart of this incredible show.”

As the World Turns fans will remember Chando received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performances back in 2007 and she was previously seen in The Lying Game and Sneaky Pete.

So, intrigued on the proposed series featuring Chando? Comment below.

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Julianne Moore Pays Tribute to ATWT’s Kathryn Hays: “I Am in Indebted to Her and So Saddened by Her Loss”

The soap world has been in mourning since last Friday with the news of the passing of As the World Turns icon, Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes).  The beloved actress passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 87.

Now, Hays former on-screen stepdaughter and niece, Oscar winner, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina Hughes) took to Instagram over the weekend to share her heartfelt remembrance and grief of working with Hays early in her acting career on ATWT.

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Moore shared: “The beautiful and gracious Kathryn Hays has passed away. I worked with Kathryn on As the World Turns at the beginning of my career and she treated me with such kindness and generosity, and demonstrated in her every action how to be professional on a set. I am indebted to her and so saddened by her loss. My thoughts are with her family – she spoke to me so often of her daughter. I hope they know what a profound influence Kathryn had on me, and so many others. RIP Kathryn ❤️❤️❤️ ”

Julianne had played twins Frannie and Sabrina from 1985-1988 and then returned to the CBS soap opera one final time in 2010 before ATWT made its final farewell.

What do you think of the kind words Moore shared on her thoughts on the passing of Kathryn Hays? Do you remember Julianne in scenes with Kathryn on ATWT, if so, what were some of your favorites? Comment below.

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