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Extreme Makeover handyman, Ty Pennington to try hand at daytime talk show?

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How would you feel if Ty Pennington the fix-it guy, Mr. Extreme Makeover, would come to daytime with his own talk show?  Better idea than the new CBS gabfest, The Talk, slated to replace ATWT, with mommies, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne and company?  Well according to Deadline.com,  “Pennington’s contract with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ends in spring of 2012. So the host and his management team have been working for a number of months on a daytime format they are getting ready to take out for a Fall 2012 start date. Managers Bill Stankey and Drea Bock are currently exploring other networks besides ABC as well as syndication and cable partnerships with alternative revenue streams being a major component to the show.

Discussions are taking place with several major sponsors. Stankey took Joy Behar from daytime to primetime and kept her in both time slots. Team Ty hopes to do the same, in part because of preliminary audience research conducted by a network and an independent web based research firm. Meanwhile, Team Ty claims Pennington’s Q scores run higher than all daytime’s hosts with the exception of Ellen DeGeneres. Pennington started out on TLC’s Trading Spaces and has become a familiar pitchman for advertisers.”

So would this be a viable soap alternative?  Let us know your thoughts.

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Sharon
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I would check it out as long as it’s not in the OLTL or GH time slot. Same reason I don’t watch Ellen D who I love because she’s in the OLTL time slot in my viewing area. Martha Stewart’s show is moving from ABC as is Oprah so both the 10 AM and 4 PM time slots will be opening up. If the show is in either of those time slots I would tune in.

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Guess they’ll give anyone a talk show, other soaps have better start preying for a miracle.

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As the World Turns Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

Share you condolences to Marnie’s family and your thoughts in the comment section below.

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ATWT Alum Alexandra Chando Cast in NBC Pilot Based on Dutch Show ‘Adam & Eva’

In casting news, Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie, As the World Turns) had been tapped to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming untiled NBC pilot based on the Dutch series, Adam & Eva.

Chando will be joined by Younger star, Ben Rappaport as the epicenter of the proposed series.

The log lines share that the project is both funny and heartfelt and will chronicle the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate.

According to Deadline, Alexandra’s role of Eva is said to be an aspiring artist and force of nature whose relationship and views on fate are put to the test when she meets Adam.

Alexandra commented on social media:Immensely excited and grateful to be apart of this incredible show.”

As the World Turns fans will remember Chando received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performances back in 2007 and she was previously seen in The Lying Game and Sneaky Pete.

So, intrigued on the proposed series featuring Chando? Comment below.

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Julianne Moore Pays Tribute to ATWT’s Kathryn Hays: “I Am in Indebted to Her and So Saddened by Her Loss”

The soap world has been in mourning since last Friday with the news of the passing of As the World Turns icon, Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes).  The beloved actress passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 87.

Now, Hays former on-screen stepdaughter and niece, Oscar winner, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina Hughes) took to Instagram over the weekend to share her heartfelt remembrance and grief of working with Hays early in her acting career on ATWT.

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Moore shared: “The beautiful and gracious Kathryn Hays has passed away. I worked with Kathryn on As the World Turns at the beginning of my career and she treated me with such kindness and generosity, and demonstrated in her every action how to be professional on a set. I am indebted to her and so saddened by her loss. My thoughts are with her family – she spoke to me so often of her daughter. I hope they know what a profound influence Kathryn had on me, and so many others. RIP Kathryn ❤️❤️❤️ ”

Julianne had played twins Frannie and Sabrina from 1985-1988 and then returned to the CBS soap opera one final time in 2010 before ATWT made its final farewell.

What do you think of the kind words Moore shared on her thoughts on the passing of Kathryn Hays? Do you remember Julianne in scenes with Kathryn on ATWT, if so, what were some of your favorites? Comment below.

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