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DEVELOPING STORY: AMC could be set to debut online on Sept 26th! Lucci looks to be in!

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As the pieces of the biggest soap puzzle ever are beginning to unfold, there is a report from TV Guide’s Michael Logan that from his sources that it looks like Prospect Park will waste no time — or lose any momentum — and will launch the online version of All My Children on Monday, September 26,  three days after the soap ends its 40 year run on the ABC Television Network.

There is also this report that soaps biggest star, Susan Lucci (Erica Cane) looks to be on board for the move as of now.  TVG stated, “There’s also highly reliable buzz — unconfirmed by Prospect Park — that Susan Lucci has agreed to move on with the show, though to what extent she’ll participate or for how long isn’t clear. Most (if not all) of the soap’s other top stars have yet to enter negotiations.”

And what of the creative teams and how the  debut online on the 26th will impact the network television two-hour finale?  TVG stated, “We also hear Prospect Park plans to retain current head writer Lorraine Broderick and executive producer Julie Carruthers. But are there major rewrites in the works for the ABC finale? Broderick, working in tandem with AMC‘s legendary creator Agnes Nixon, had planned to tie up most of the major storylines with nice tidy bows. Now such a finale is problematic, since creating a few cliffhangers would encourage viewers to check out the internet version.”

Tell you what? If this can all work out, soaps are in the unique position to prove to the mainstream just how viable and how strong their audiene is as they are by moving into the latest technology, while pulling off a top quality show at the same time.

More on this developing story in the days ahead!

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Mark
Mark

This is great for AMC. I just wish this was done for Guiding Light two years ago. Hopefully this can help bring GL back.

Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie

It can’t be that easy to go from a network television format to a web format…While I am happy to hear they plan to move to the web, I’m not sure two months is enough time to get all their ducks in a row….

lisa
lisa

Here’s to success in the new venture for AMC.

CHEERS !!!

Sonja
Sonja

I honestly don’t care if Susan Lucci goes to the web version. The most exciting part of this story is the news that Lorraine Broderick has maybe signed on to keep writing!

Seriously the best news! I have hope that it will work now. Without good stories, there’s no point to any of it.

margothestar
margothestar

I am glad Susan Lucci will be a part i love her an i hope it will work save our soaps

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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All My Children Alum Kim Delaney Joins The Cast of CHICAGO FIRE!

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

Casting news has revealed that Kim Delaney is joining the show in Season 6 where she will play the role of Jennifer Sheridan, the mother of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

According to Deadline, Kim’s new role as Jennifer Sheridan is described as “warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. At one point she may have partied like it was 1979, but now it looks like she’s on the path of the straight and narrow. If you ask her, she’s moved on from the past, namely her messy divorce from her ex-husband Benny (Treat Williams), but old habits die very hard.”

Chicago Fire is currently on hiatus until after the Winter Olympics, when it begins again on March 1st.  As viewers know, in the last episode prior to the break, Kelly and Casey (Jesse Spenver) were seen jumping off a roof of a building while it was in flames in an exciting cliffhanger. (more…)

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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