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Eric Sheffer-Stevens lands role in primetime comedy pilot!

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TV Guide Canada’s Soap Opera Spirit Award winner for Outstanding Actor in a Recurring Role or Guest Star Role, Eric Sheffer-Stevens, has landed a role in the upcoming primetime comedy pilot, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, playing the ex-husband of Annie  played by Jaime Pressly, according to an item out from Deadline.com!

The former star of As the World Turns where he played snarky neurosurgeon, Dr. Reid Oliver, has been out in Los Angeles during pilot season and looks to have landed this primo spot!

In case you missed our On-Air On-Soaps Podcast interview with Eric Sheffer-Stevens from earlier this week, make sure to listen to our special SOS Award edition, and hear what he had to say.  Great news for a great actor!

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Kim
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Kim

Congratulations to ESS…we are all thrilled that we will get to see him on our screens again.

Colleen
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Colleen

As always Michael, so nice to see your gracious support of Eric. Knowing the pilot process, know it can be a challenge to make it to a series. Would be terrific for ESS fans to get to see his talent showcased on a regular basis once again. Let’s hope the show wil lget a boost from having “Emmy winner, Eric Sheffer-Stevens” as past of the ensemble:-)

Nicole
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Nicole

Very excited that the team who brought us “The New Adventures of Old Christine” have chosen ESS for their new show! It’s wonderful that those who are creating quality television recognize the talent in ESS that we all know and love.

HUGE congratulations to him!

gwennylou
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gwennylou

Congratulations, Eric! Cannot wait to see you on my screen again!

Traci (traciamc)
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Traci (traciamc)

I am absolutely thrilled that I will be able to see Eric on my TV screen regularly again. I knew as talented as he is, it would only be a matter of time before he found something. As the mother of 2 teenage daughters, I love the premise, and Jamie Pressley is so funny. Eric had acting chemistry with everyone on ATWT, and I imagine he and Jamie together will be gold! Can’t wait!

Laura
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Laura

Wonderful news- congratulations Eric!

Teri
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Teri

YAY! Looking forward to seeing ESS on screen and even more exited that it happens to be a comedy. Can’t wait to see it.

mepariseau
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mepariseau

Thanks Michael for your continued support of ESS. I am so happy that Eric has been cast in a pilot. Now even more people will come to see what a truly talented actor Eric is. Absolutely can’t wait to see it.

Mary

Colleen
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Colleen

Oh, should have mentioned that fans of LuRe are gathering in NYC at the end of June. It is a celebration of the incredible friendships formed among folks from all over the world. Folks are on their own for accomodations and travel plans but many group events are being planned/coordinated. Details can be found on Eric’s fan run website @ http://s1.zetaboards.com/ESS_Fan_Forum/topic/3748578/1/#new. It’s a terrific celebration of friendships formed over shared love of Eric’s work.

Ripley
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Ripley

Thank you so much, Michael, for sharing this! You have always been such a fantastic supporter of Eric and the rest of his fans definitely appreciate it! This is very exciting news for ESS — we all hope the show is successful! Congrats to Eric, and thanks again for sharing the news!
<3

limeybird2 (Karen)
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limeybird2 (Karen)

I am so happy that Eric has landed a pilot & it sounds like it will be a great show.
He has chemistry with everyone & we all know he can do comedy with all the great lines he had on ATWT & that we all still use to this day.

Carol
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Carol

Congratulations, Eric! We’re so looking forward to seeing you in your new roles!

Feli
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Feli

Thank you, Michael, for bringing that. I so totally love to hear that, and I´m so looking forward to see Eric again.

Sandy
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Sandy

Wonderful, can not wait to see him again. He is so talented. WTG Eric.

Inga Dóra
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Inga Dóra

This is wonderful news! Can´t wait seen him in this show!!! Eric is wonderful actor!!! I am big fan of his. Congratulations, Eric.

Karen
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Karen

Great news about Eric landing this role. I can’t wait to see him on TV again.
Best of luck Eric and congratulations!

allison
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allison

do you guys know when it will air on tv so happy for him

Karen
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Karen

He just taped the pilot episode on 3/31/11.
I don’t know if there is any word yet on when it will actually air.
I can’t wait to see it!

r/p/o
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r/p/o

I hope his character is straight. Ex-husband????, ya never know.

zippy2825
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zippy2825

Why does that matter? Gay, straight, bisexual. It’s a role. I’m just hoping the show is picked up. I would really like to have the opportunity to see him weekly. I think he’s very talented.

George
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George

I agree 100% with zippy2825. It does not matter what is the sexual orientation or preference of a character; infact that should not be even an issue of judgement for any individual in RL.

Nicky
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Nicky

I’m so thrilled for Eric. He really deserves good roles, because he is a great actor, and i adore him so much. Best of luck Eric. XOXOXO

Michelle
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Michelle

I am so happy for Eric. He is definitely good at comedy because he gave us plenty of smiles and laughs on ATWT. I hope this show is a big success and I wish him the best.
Can’t wait to see it. 🙂

Michelle
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Michelle

I am so happy for Eric. He will be very good in this comedy because he sure gave us plenty of smiles and laughs on ATWT. I hope this show is a big success, and I can’t wait to watch it. I wish Eric nothing but the best. 🙂

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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So, excited to listen to more of Jon’s music? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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In addition, Eileen starred in her  own prime time soap spin-off of ATWT, Our Private World, and is also known for her work on the stage and for her cabaret and nightclub act which she performed around the country.

So, looking forward to this conversation with Eileen, who was the ultimate first soap ‘vixen’ of soaps and ATWT? Comment below.

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