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Guiding Light R.I.P.

Chamberlin on first project, "La Lumiere", Kiefer & Cassidy to play lovers?

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Over the past weekend, as many long time viewers of Guiding Light had heard that the last bits of sets and props from Springfield were being auctioned off at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn. Beth Chamberlin (Ex-Beth) blogged about her thoughts on watching the last remnants of the show being sold away, and her decision, along with her former GL co-stars to create their new production company 9After7, whose first project is on DVD, La Lumiere.

Chamberlin posted: “Today, May 1, 2010, at 12:01 am we launched our website http://www.newkindoflight.com/and announced our first project. The fact that we commenced our new venture on the day that the last of  Guiding Light was auctioned off to the highest bidder was not planned, not by us. I believe there is something in the stars. I believe we are all, cast, crew and fans alike being given a second chance.  Our first project is a full-length, direct-to-dvd feature. Its title is La Lumiere, which many of you know is French for light. I created it and coincidentally it is about a place, an inn where magic happens; a place where stars align and love and life are found. . .or lost. It is a place where past and present often mingle as one. That is sort of what 9 After 7 was formed to do. Take the best of the past, those wonderful stories that brought us together and offer them through the new forms of media, technology and marketing that are available.

It will be a new kind of light. It will come in the form of DVD’s that fans can buy and have shipped to their homes. But, the most wonderful thing about this new venture is that it can never be canceled or auctioned off as long as there is interest. In this venture, the fan is the boss, the fans are ‘The Powers That Be”. 9 After 7 is offering a pre-release Limited Edition Director’s Cut of the movie, La Lumiere.”

Over the weekend, On-Air On-Soaps also read through a series of tweets from Chamberlin, and co-star Tina Sloan (Ex-Lillian, GL), that Liz Keifer and Orlagh Cassidy (Ex-Blake, and Ex-Doris, respectively, GL) will be playing lesbians in the project. Could they be the next DVD supercouple?  Stay tuned!

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Liz Keifer and Orlagh Cassidy will definitely be the next DVD supercouple!! Beth also tweeted that Liz would be helping Orlagh discover her ‘true nature’, and Tina tweeted there would be kissing! Plus, the DVD will be available multi-regionally for international fans!

Blake and Doris (Blis) were the second most popular fandom (besides Otalia) on Guiding Light. 🙂 Hotness factor aside, Doris represented those of us who were closeted b/c of our jobs, and she deserved an awesome girlfriend/lover, and well, Blake, the hot seductress, former mayor, and deliciously single woman was just a perfect match. 🙂

Guiding Light R.I.P.

Former Y&R, Santa Barbara, Capitol, and Guiding Light Executive Producer John Conboy Dead

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Reports surfaced on Friday that legendary soap opera executive producer, John Conboy had passed away.

Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) posted the news of Conboy’s death on her facebook page along with these sentiments: “It is with a heavy heart and a grateful smile that I called him my friend,, “BIG” JOHN CONBOY, the ORIGINAL Producer on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, left us today The Big Guy, with the BIG LAUGH, Man about Town, and One HELLUVA PRODUCER… Whether you loved him, or not ..YOU have to agree He was ONE OF A KIND! God Bless you, John. Give Jeanne a Hug from all of us.”

CBS Daytime also tweeted: “We join Judith and the CBS Daytime community in mourning the loss of John Conboy. John was a longtime Executive Producer on #YR, created Capitol and later was EP of Guiding Light. He will remain in our hearts forever.”

Conboy was the original executive producer of The Young and the Restless and remained with the show from its inception in 1973 through to 1982.  Prior to that, he served as the EP on CBS’ Love is a Many Splendored Thing from 1970-1973.  After Y&R, John next launched CBS’ new soap Capitol and stayed as the EP up through its cancellation in 1987.

John made a comeback in 1991 with the one and only Santa Barbara, where he served as the top executive of the series for a time, with the last soap he helmed being Guiding Light from 2002-2004.

Throughout his daytime career, Conboy picked up four Daytime Emmys – three for the soaps, and one for an afternoon special. (more…)

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Crystal Hunt, Donna Mills, Antonio Sabato Jr & Michael Swan Star In New Faith-Based Soap Opera, HILTON HEAD ISLAND!

Some longtime soap opera notables are featured in a new 22 episode faith-based soap entitle, Hilton Head Island.

The series debuts this Friday, November 10th with the first eight installments, and is from the Christian entertainment company, PureFlix.com.

The soap opera is available by subscription, but the service offers a one-month free trial.  In story, Hilton Head Island, revolves around the lives of the fictional Trisk family, who own the a television network.

Hilton Head Island features: Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, General Hospital), Donna Mills (ex-Abby, Knots Landing), Michael Swan (ex-Duncan, As the World Turns), and Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie, GL). PureFlix.com specializes in “family-oriented” content and shows. The plan is for Hilton Head Island to be rolled out in two subsequent seven-episode blocks in the coming weeks.

Watch the first official trailer for the soap after the jump.  Then let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! (more…)

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Guiding Light R.I.P.

OLTL Alum Tuc Watkins Joins GL Alum Matt Bomer And An All-Star Cast In Broadway Revival Of Boys In The Band!

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In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking play, Boys in the Band, a limited engagement of the theatrical production is scheduled next year from April 30–August 12, 2018 a the Booth Theatre on Broadway.

The cast will feature none other than former One Life to Live star, Tuc Watkins (Ex-David) and former Guiding Light star, Matt Bomer (Ex-Ben) along with Andrew Rannells, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and more.  The play will be directed this time out by two-time Tony winner, Joe Mantello.

The Boys in the Band centers around a group of gay men who gather in a New York City apartment for a friend’s birthday party. As the evening continues, the cracks beneath their friendships begin to show, exposing the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. (more…)

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