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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 Cast To Perform Virtual Reading Of Final Episode

In a once-in-a soap-lifetime event during the Covid-19 pandemic, the cast of As the World Turns will reunite for one night online for a virtual reading of the CBS daytime drama’s final episode that aired back 10 years ago this past September,

This livestream event is for a good cause and is brought to you by former ATWT cast member, Trent Dawson’s (Ex-Henry) theatre group The Katonah Classic Stage.  Dawson is the artistic director there.

Over 26 veteran cast members from ATWT, including Larry Bryggman, Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Elizabeth Hubbard, Michael Park and more are set to participate in the reading plus some surprise guests.

The show will be streamed  n The Locher Room YouTube channel, 0n Wednesday night, October 28th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, where fans will also  have the opportunity to comment and ask questions of the cast,

The event is asking for a $15 donation to be able to see it and you can click here for more info!

Working with Katonah Classic Stage (KCS), a professional, nonprofit theatre group an hour north from New York City, Dawson is hoping this event will help those in need.  KCS has access to outdoor performance space that can provide a safer, more  socially-distant experience for the artists and the audience. The fundraiser not only  applies to salaries, but to health care as well; without employment most artists are ineligible for health coverage during a time when such insurance is critically important.

So what do you think of getting these beloved stars from ATWT together for a good cause to relive and read the script of the final episode from Oakdale? Comment below.

 

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ATWT Alum and Two-Time Daytime Emmy Winner, Michael Park in Virtual ‘STOMP Out Bullying’ Chat

This Thursday, October 8th, to support National Bullying Prevention Month, Alan Locher and his Locher Room You Tube Channel will be holding a special conversation.

That is when As the World Turns fan favorite, and two-time Lead Actor Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Ex-Jack) along with the CEO and Founder of STOMP Out Bullying, Ross Ellis and former New York Jets legend Tony Richardson will join Alan at 2 p. m. EST.]

STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students, calls on the nation to support their mission by raising awareness around the need to develop a society focused on kindness and inclusivity.

You can watch the livestream here.

So, will you be checking out Michael and company for this special chat? Comment below.

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ATWT and GL Casting Directors To Talk Casting Some Of Your Favorites In Upcoming Virtual Chat

Here’s an intriguing virtual reunion from Alan Locher, and his Locher Room channel.  Coming up next week on Thursday, September 3rd at 2 p. m. EST/11 a. m. PST, the former casting directors of As the World Turns and Guiding Light will chat it up about their time casting some of your favorites from Oakdale and Spingfield.

Look for Mary Clay Boland, who was with As the World Turns till its conclusion in 2010 and Rob Decina who was with Guiding Light till it ended in 2009, to talk about the casting process, what they are up to today and so much more.

You can check it out next week live by clicking here.

So when you look at the last ten years or so of As the World Turns and Guiding Light, which characters and actors would you love to know about … and hear some back-story as to why they got their parts from Rob and Mary?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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