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CBS renews ATWT's replacement "The Talk" for another season!

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CBS’s mommie gabfest, The Talk had been renewed for another season by the network.  The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.  The network announced the pickup Wednesday after several strong week’s of ratings. The Talk is averaging 2.2 million viewers since it premiered last fall.

Hosted by CBS News’  and Big Brother anchor, Julie Chen, along with Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini, the series, according to CBS is resonating with the viewing audience. Nina Tasler, President , CBS Entertainment stated, “After only a few months on the air, The Talk has delivered creative and ratings growth and established a strong profile in daytime. The co-hosts have clicked together, the topics have connected with the audience and the show has added a new dimension to our top-rated daytime line-up.  We’re excited about its current success and the potential to grow and evolve The Talk even further.”

David Stapf, President of CBS Television Studios chimed in stating, “”We’re proud that The Talk has emerged as a unique player in the daytime arena. The goal was always to create a show that offered different perspectives to issues facing families.  The show’s success is largely due to our hosts’ chemistry and we’re thrilled that the topics we are addressing are resonating with audiences.” 

This is not boding well for soaps, folks!  On-Air On-Soaps misses our beloved resident of Oakdale!

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mmc
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mmc

BOO!

Rob
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Rob

Julie Chen must be sharpening her claws!

Donna Thomson
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Donna Thomson

Please bring back “As the World Turns” I have enjoyed some of the Talk but enjoy “As the World Turns” more.

Effie Velardo
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Effie Velardo

I don’t like the new talk but As the World Turns has had its day find something else

Mouse
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Mouse

Love all the ladies, that is what makes the show. It’s a discussion forum, anyone and everyone should talk about all the news regardless if Julie is there or not. Leah you and your mom need to follow the rules and Leah tone it down — you are so loud.

Effie Velardo
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Effie Velardo

I watched the Talk faithfully first season and loved it but if Leah and Holly leave there goes the show. Leah is funny, Holly has the “mommy” experience and Sharon is wonderful funny, and experienced. Julie and Sarah are the worst two on the show and it looks like they are the only two left i watched the first show yesterday and shut it off the two new women are terrilbe I won’t watch again. Effie V

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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