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First Came Daytime's THE CHEW: Now Comes Primetime's New Reality Competition THE TASTE!



From daytime’s talk show The View came the play on words for All My Children’s replacement called The Chew, and while this talk/foodie daytime series is staying put as of now, the primetime branch of the ABC Television Network is about to launch a new reality competition series called, The Taste! 

The Taste is a mid-season replacement series which the alphabet network is touting in its official show description as:  “One blind spoonful could change everything, on the all new alternative series, The Taste, premiering with a two-hour show Tuesday January 22nd (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET; the show moves to its regular 8:00-9:00 p.m. time period on January 29), on The ABC Television Network.  An exhilarating new one-hour cooking competition, The Taste puts 16 culinary competitors — pro chefs to home cooks — to the fire when four of the world’s most notable masters of the food world judge their creations based on a blind taste test. In this pressure-packed contest, the taste in a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top or send him packing.

“The Taste features no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef/author Ludo Lefebvre and chef/restaurateur Brian Malarkey. Each of the four culinary superstars and “Taste” mentors – Bourdain, Lawson, Lefebvre and Malarkey – will coach a team of four competing pro and amateur cooks chosen from a nationwide casting call, as they vie to create the best tasting dish in a state of the art kitchen. In each episode, the groups will face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through several elimination rounds. At the end of each episode, the mentors will have to judge the competitors’ dishes blind, with no knowledge of whose creation they’re sampling, what they’re eating, how it was prepared or whom they could be sending home.”

Doesn’t this sound like The Voice meets The Chew meets Top Chef? Watch a promo for The Taste below! Then, let us know your thoughts and if you would be interested in tuning in?


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I’ll never ever watch this mess.

nether will I …no Spew for me to Taste……sexual named shows huh?

Epic fail is what this show will be, cancelled within 2 weeks!

Boo to another food show on ABC! I’ve got an idea for another one: The Barf!

How about The Crap! When will it end?

If its on Tuesday nights this show will get run over by NCIS which is on CBS.

And here comes my lunch, THE BARF.


I would like the job that comes up with these STUPID, STUPID title of shows! The Chew, The Talk, the View —- how much do these morons get paid for this??

yet another talk show I won’t be watching.

Give it a rest ABC!! Don’t you get it, people watch The Cooking Channel or Foodnetwork for food related shows. Stick to scripted shows!!

ABC is big on chasing of the latest trend, and competition shows involving food are big on cable, so they are trying to get a slice of that pie- excuse the pun. But I for one will not watch. There are so many competition shows on right now that it is getting to point of being absurd. Like that show coming up Diving with the Stars, where D list celebrities compete in a diving competition. Diving is rather boring to watch at the best of times, but watching some old has been jump into a pool of water wearing his Speedo sounds like something one should only watch if you are under the age of 30 and high.

Gee, just what we need, another reality/talk/competition/cooking show. NOT!!!

I am predicting that The Taste will likely go the way of The Revolution and Good Afternoon America, and that some other network will, moreover, be eating ABC/D’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Once again, this is why we have a dedicated food network a la The Chew aka SPEW and its notorious Tip Skimmer aka Tip Thief.

LOVE Nigella. Voluptuous and exquisite, she knows how to cook and she loves to eat what she cooks (unlike Giada). It sounds crazy but I always imagined a woman like her to play Patrick deceased mom on GH.

As for the show…..ZZzzzz. A two hour premiere? Not likely for me to sit through. I’ll stick to the Food Network.

I could care less! I have been watching NCIS on Tues. at 8:00p.m. for years and I will
continue watching NCIS… The Taste doesn’t stand a chance against NCIS! The Taste has put a sour taste in my mouth. These kind of shows don’t work on daytime & won’t
work on primetime either…When will ABC ever learn their lesson!

Who gives a crap about a cooking competion! It will bomb! NCIS will KILL IT IN THE RATINGS FOR SURE!

BORING! I am loyal to NCIS! Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why oh why???? How about “Bite Me”!!! Another crowd pleaser, not!!!

I thought Bourdain had more class than this,he must be doing it for the money.

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Susan Lucci Joins the Cast of Jonah Hill’s Movie ‘Outcome’

Look who will be part of the ensemble cast in motion picture and film star Jonah Hill’s new film project! That’s right, none other than Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, All My Children).

According to Deadline, the daytime television icon joins other notables including Laverne Cox and David Spade who have been added to the cast of Outcome. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Matt Bomer (ex-Ben, Guiding Light) and Cameron Diaz.

In Outcome, which is written by, and will be directed by Hill, the dark comedy centers around Reef (played by Reeves), a damaged Hollywood star who must dive into the dark depths of his past to confront his demons and make amends after he is extorted with a mysterious video clip from his past.

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Soap fans know that following her iconic run as All My Children’s Erica Kane, Susan went on to be featured in Lifetime’s Devious Maids in the role of Genevieve Delatour.  Since her Pine Valley days ended (when AMC was canceled in 2012), Susan has appeared in numerous shows and made numerous appearances.  n December of 2023, Lucci was awarded the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Outcome will debut on Apple and is an Apple Studios production. The film marks the latest collaboration for Hill and Apple Original Films, who are also developing a Grateful Dead biopic with Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions, to be directed by Scorsese, with Hill starring in it and as one of the producers of the project, as well.

So, intrigued to see what kind of role Susan plays in Jonah Hill’s new film ‘Outcome’? Comment below.

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Jacob Young Shares Production Pic of Cast of His New Film Featuring Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin

Last month, during a livestream conversation on the Michael Fairman Channel, while promoting Jason Cook’s film, Four for Fun, and featuring soap notables Jacob Young (ex-AJ, AMC, ex-Lucky, GH, ex-Rick, B&B) and Brytni Sarpy (Y&R), Young revealed some intel on his upcoming movie project.

Jacob shared that he was set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film, Murder Between Friends shooting in Prague.

The actor/director expressed, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova). It’s very ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.”

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Young is currently shooting the film’s principal photography abroad through April 17th.

Over the weekend, Jacob took to his Instagram to share a photo with the cast of the film where pictured is former Dynasty star, Joan Collins (ex-Alexis) and former Days of our Lives star, Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe). In addition, former All My Children star, Trent Garrett (ex-Asher) is seen in director-mode kneeling.

Trent and Jacob are both co-directors of Murder Between Friends Joan Collins shared the pic on her Instagram citing, “This was the #secret I posted about several weeks ago!”

So, looking forward to seeing Jacob’s film when it is released with Joan, Nadia, and company? Let us know in the comment section.


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Barbara Rush, ‘All My Children’ and ‘Peyton Place’ Actress, Dies at 97

Veteran Hollywood actress Barbara Rush, known to soap opera fans for her recurring roles on All My Children as Nola Orsini, and on Peyton Place where she played Marsha Russell, died at 97 on Sunday, March 31st.

Her passing was confirmed by Rush’s daughter, Fox News Channel senior correspondent Claudia Cowan. In a statement, Claudia shared, “My wonderful mother passed away peacefully at 5:28 this evening. I was with her this morning and know she was waiting for me to return home safely to transition. It’s fitting she chose to leave on Easter as it was one of her favorite holidays and now, of course, Easter will have a deeper significance for me and my family.”

Barbara had an extensive career in films and television that included roles in: It Came From Outer Space, The Goldbergs, 7th Heaven,  The Young Philadelphians, Robin and the 7 Hoods, The Young Lions, Batman (TV series ), The Bionic Woman, Fantasy Island, Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote and so many others.

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From 1968 to 1969, she starred in 75 episodes on Peyton Place.  In 1980, Rush also appeared in NBC’s primetime soap opera, Flamingo Road taking on the role of Eudora Weldon, who’s adoptive daughter was played by Morgan Fairchild.

Then, in 1992, she was cast as All My Children’s Nola Orsini. In the storyline, Tad (Michael E. Knight) had amnesia and washed ashore from a river and wides up in California. He gets a job at Orsini Vineyards, where the owner, Nola Orsini (Rush), says that he is the spitting image of her missing son, Ted Orsini, who was kidnapped as a child, and insists Tad is him. She takes him in, trains him to run the vineyards, and makes him her heir, completely convinced he is her lost son, and the story unspooled from there.

Rush is survived by her two children the aforementioned Claudia Cowan, and  Christopher Hunter.

Share your condolences for and remembrances of Barbara Rush via the comment section below.

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