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Eden Riegel on Pratt Falls, Bianca/Reese story and IB Emmy nom!

riegel-news.jpgIn a brand new interview with Michael Logan of TV Guide Magazine, Daytime Emmy nominee Eden Riegel, yes, she is nominated in the  “New Approaches” category for Imaginary Bitches, answers some questions about the convoluted Reese/Bianca same-sex story on All My Children, and especially about our favorite online parody, Pratt Falls. Here is a sampling of the interview below:

TV Guide: Speaking of your groupies, do you watch Pratt Falls?
Riegel: Ohhh, yes! Can you believe that show?

The two gals who write that series are scathingly funny. It’s terrific satire!
Riegel: It’s so brilliant. And so perfect. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.

They really skewered and roasted AMC head writer Chuck Pratt for that interview he gave me in TV Guide Magazine—the one where he blamed the Reese-Bianca storyline mess on you for leaving the soap earlier than expected.
Riegel: I know. The Bianca fans really took that to the nth degree. They are so protective. Everything happened so fast [with the AMC story] that there wasn’t time to really build to the idea that Reese would make out with Zach the night before the wedding. A lot of people found that unforgivable. It was the first gay wedding. People wanted it to be pure. She was making out with Bianca’s brother-in-law!

Whose sperm Bianca used to make a baby and didn’t tell her sister, Kendall, who happened to be Zach’s wife! Let’s face facts: Bianca was no saint in that situation, either.
Riegel: And then, during the wedding, Greenlee died a horrible death. [Laughs] Oh, the whole thing was a disaster.

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I think its a shame that OLTL is concluding the Kish storyline. We see it every week on Modern Family w/ a baby to raise. And its o.k.? Why not on a soap? Its so much more interesting than Jessicas 100 personalities we put up with. And way better than watching Dorian pretend to be gay. I think the time has come to have a gay couple in the mix just like real life. It sadens me that this storyline is being cut out of a town where everyone has practically slept with each other as it is. I thought the gay couple raising a baby would of been a great thing to see and maybe give the show some stability especially in a town of bad decision makers. Oh well dreaming is free and of course since I liked Kish they are out. Life is a bitch! Such a step backwards for day time to pull the plug. They shouldve not even brought them into the show for, what was the point? They opened a door and then as us viewers got to really like these characters they decided to close it and enough said? What was the point? If this was the outcome, obviously it was too much for them to handle and they shouldnt of gone there? I think they need to continue on with it since they opened this up and follow through, and see where it leads. And if they dont have the confidence they should just give Jessica another personality and do the safe thing. They totally disappoint me if they cant handle throwing a little realism without getting cold feet. The writers are a bunch of chickens just worried about a little controversy, which is something the soaps should embrace.

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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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This week, Nick lost temporary custody of Christian leading to a defiant and emotional turn by Joshua Morrow (Nick) as he has to say farewell to the little boy he has come to love as his own son, and give him to his father, Victor, who wanted and was granted custody of the child. Watch the hankie-inducing moment! Leave A Comment

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