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GL’s Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman, ATWT’s Elizabeth Hubbard, Ellen Dolan & More Set For Special Episode Of THE TALK!

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Calling all Springfield and Oakdale fans, CBS Daytime is commerating its 30 years as the number one daytime television network with several special events, but this one is not-to-be-missed!

Next week on the October 12th episode of the Daytime Emmy Award winning talk series, The Talk, former cast members from Guiding Light and As the World Turns will join stars from current CBS series, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

The Talk will feature two mini-reunions during the hourlong episode.  On board and set to appear from Guiding Light are:  Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding), and Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines).  From As the World Turns: Martha Byrne (Lily Snyder), Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan), Ellen Dolan (Margo Hughes), and Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh).

This will be a heart-tugging moment for fans of these two iconic shows: Guiding Light, ran on TV from 1952 to 2009, and As The World Turns bowed in 1956 and ran for 54 years till it went off the air in 2010.So, excited about the line-up from GL and ATWT on the special episode of The Talk?  We will update fans in the days ahead with the final line-up from B&B and Y&R.   Comment below!

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Brenda
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Brenda

Will be there with my wife and friend!!! Cannot wait!!!

Violet V Lemm
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Violet V Lemm

OMG , Watched these shows from beginning. Cannot wait !

blake
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blake

Lucky you, very cool!

Steve
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Steve

Love it. Great for us fans.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

It was always funny how fans of AMC and OLTL say they boycott ABC over those two soaps cancellation but CBS cancelled these two iconic soaps GL ans ATWTs and no one said they were boycotting that network!!!

su0000
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hey Jimh..
ABC has the best primetime soaps, really great entertainment programing.
If they want to be kooky and miss out on the awesome series, their loss, and foolish..
Like g’ma would say;
”don’t cut off your nose to spite your face” ….

Anyways, I have no idea as to who those people are lol, so you enjoy seeing them, once again !

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

You missed out on a lot…so many soaps and most were good!!!

JK
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JK

WILL WATCH THE TALK FOR THAT SHOW…ONLY!

Mark Lopa
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Mark Lopa

Exactly!

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Me too! I have never watched The Talk or Let’s Make a Deal

blake
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blake

yeah I definitely won’t watch Let’s Make A deal since it replaced Guiding Light.

blake
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blake

Same here, I see it on at work but don’t try to watch it at home.

DjLevel9
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DjLevel9

Finnaly I I Hope They Bring Them Back 🙂 It’s Been Far Far Too “Long” for “GUIDING-LIGHT And “AS THE WORLD” Turn’s I missed my Old Soaps when one ch Had them Right after another lol Never had to Turn The Station lol Except For 4:30 PM For The Y&R On GLOBAL lololololololololol

Vicki
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Vicki

Philip and beth….I am super excited

blake
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blake

Yes!

Mark Lopa
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Mark Lopa

Ellen Dolan also played the original Maureen on Guiding Light, so she represents both shows!

Nancy
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Nancy

Can’t wait to see, watched GL & ATWT since I was a little girl because my Mom always watched.
Loved Reva & Josh !!!!!!!

blake
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blake

Yeah I told my mom and sister and they are gonna watch it for the GL actors also.

blake
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blake

great news, I will have to watch this! glad that the Guiding Light actors will be there, I will watch for them! I wish Beth ehlers (Harley) could be there too.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Cannot wait to see all of these old friends again.

Irene
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Irene

Good lineup. Count me in.

P&G involved. Complicated. Slings thrown at time. Soaps expensive. 2 entities wanted profit not going to happen.

Gia
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Gia

Looking forward to it!

I loved, watched and miss both of these soaps!

Dena
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Dena

Jusr checked my guide for next week and it didn’t show that as the days show.

MH
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MH

Miss ATWT so much . . . can’t wait to see them all again. Just wish it wasn’t on the show that replaced them.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

The amount of time spent with the GL and ATWT actors was PATHETIC. Each group must have gotten no more than 5 minutes. Very sad. If The Talk wanted to “celebrate” 30 years of CBS being #1 in the ratings, why not devote a whole week (5 episodes) to it, giving each show its own hour??? There primarily were 5 shows in the period (if you exclude “Capitol” which was cancelled in 1987, after the first year of the 30 year run and “Let’s Make a Deal”)….. MONDAY — Price is Right, bringing on Bob Barker, Drew Carey and (highly… Read more »

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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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