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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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ATWT Alum Michael Park Joins The Cast of Hulu Drama ‘Saint X’

Great news! Fans who have missed Michael Park (ex-Jack, As the World Turns) on the small screen will get a chance to see him once again in the new psychological drama series, Saint X.

The series will stream on Hulu and in it the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor will play the part of Bill Thomas, in the eight-episode series adapted from Alexis Schaitkin’s novel.

In story, Bill and his wife Mia Thomas (Betsy Brandt) are upper middle class parents of two, enjoying a family vacation in a Caribbean resort until one of their daughters goes missing.

According to Deadline, the series is told via multiple timelines and perspectives, explores and upends the girl-gone-missing genre as it explains how a young woman’s mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth.

No further details have been been made available as to when the show will premiere on the streamer, but stay tuned for more updates.

So, excited to see Michael in Saint X? Comment below.

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ATWT Alum Julianne Moore to Star In New Limited-Series

In casting news, Academy Award-winner and As the World Turns alum, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie and Sabrina Hughes) will star in a new period-piece drama for Sky and AMC.

Moore, who won a Daytime Emmy for her work on the beloved CBS soap back in 1988, will play Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham, in Mary & George.

Villers in 17th Century England moulded her  son, George, to seduce King James I and become his all-powerful lover. Through outrageous scheming, the pair rose from humble beginnings to become one of the richest, most titled, and influential mother and sons England had ever seen.

According to Deadline, the series is due to begin filming in early 2023 and is slated for an 8-episode run.

Mary & George will mark only the second time, Moore has starred in a TV drama, after her appearance in the 2021 Apple mini-series Lisey’s Story.

Julianne won her Oscar for Lead Actress back in 2014 for Still Alice, where she played a woman battling Alzheimer’s disease.

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ATWT Alum Colleen Zenk Joins Tony Award-Winner, Michael R. Jackson For ‘As The Musical Turns: A Soap Inspiration’

Circle Friday Night, October 21st beginning at 6PM EST.  That’s when you can join a virtual event featuring former As The World Turns star, Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara) who will join Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop), for a very special discussion and more of his upcoming new musical to bow in 2023, White Girl in Danger.

The Zoom event is brought to you by The Hermitage Artist Retreat in partnership with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe.

In As the Musical Turns: A Soap Inspiration, Michael will chat on how his new musical satire, White Girl in Danger was inspired by the soap opera genre that Zenk was front and center on for more than 30 years on the beloved CBS daytime drama.

Look for, White Girl in Danger to have its Off-Broadway production at Second Stage Theatre and The Vineyard Theater in the early part of the new year.

To register for As the Musical Turns: A Soap Inspiration’s virtual program click here.

Now, you can get inside scoop on this brilliant musical concept, and soon to be must-see theatre piece, that any soap fan will love!

So, looking forward to seeing Colleen and Michael virtually on October 21 and finding out more about ‘White Girl in Danger’ and its soapy inspirations? Comment below.

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