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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
Brenda

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

Violet V Lemm
Violet V Lemm

OMG , Watched these shows from beginning. Cannot wait !

blake
blake

Lucky you, very cool!

Steve
Steve

Love it. Great for us fans.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
su0000

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)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

JK
JK

WILL WATCH THE TALK FOR THAT SHOW…ONLY!

Mark Lopa
Mark Lopa

Exactly!

Kimberly
Kimberly

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

blake
blake

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

blake
blake

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

DjLevel9
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
Vicki

Philip and beth….I am super excited

blake
blake

Yes!

Mark Lopa
Mark Lopa

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

Nancy
Nancy

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

blake
blake

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

blake
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
Mark Y

Cannot wait to see all of these old friends again.

Irene
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
Gia

Looking forward to it!

I loved, watched and miss both of these soaps!

Dena
Dena

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

MH
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
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 doubtful but I can hope) the “Barker’s Beauties” —- Janice, Holly, etc. (you could have them appear in a segment after Bob since I don’t think the women left the show with a high opinion of him).

TUESDAY – Y&R, fill it with present cast and bring back some fan favorites (Tricia Cast, Barbara Crampton, Nina Arvesen, J. Eddie Peck, etc.).

WEDNESDAY – B&B, same thing as Y&R with Susan Flannery, Kimberlin Brown showing up for a segment.

THURSDAY – ATWT, the ones who appeared and what about the other veterans that no one even had the time to mention on this episode — Don Hastings, Eileen Fulton, Kathryn Hayes, etc.

FRIDAY – GL

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Final Season of ‘EastSiders’ Starring Kit Williamson and Van Hansis Gets Premiere Date on Netflix

The fourth and final season of the much heralded LGBTQ series, EastSiders now has a premiere date of December 1st on Netflix, and fans of the show will see how things will play out for the Silver Lake duo of Cal  and Thom, who have gone through quite a lot in their relationship over the last three seasons.

EastSiders stars series creator, Kit Williamson (Cal) along with As the World Turns favorite, Van Hansis (Thom).  The last six-episodes that comprise season four will tackle questions such as… what does commitment really look like in a long-term relationship? And what unique challenges does a “gay marriage” present?

In story, Cal and Thom are back home in Los Angeles following season three’s cross-country road trip.  The guys are still trying to figure out if they are just best friends with benefits, or more, or less, than that.

Elsewhere, Douglas (Willam Belli) and Quincy (Stephen Guarino) are engaged to be married, but with very different ideas about what a gay wedding should be. Hillary (Brianna Brown) and Ian (John Halbach) are cohabiting peacefully; and Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon) and Derrick (Leith M. Burke) have taken a huge step in their relationship by fostering a child.

Deadline broke the news of the premiere date and the many special guest stars from primetime and more to look forward to this season.

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Will you be watching the final season of EastSiders? If you follow the series, how do you hope the relationship between Cal and Thom resolves itself? Do they stay together, or move on from each other once and for all? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Emmy Winner and Noted Soap Opera Head Writer; Hogan Sheffer Passes Away At 61

Over the last several hours, reports have broke that one of daytime’s most notable scribes has died.  Hogan Sheffer, who was head writer at As the World Turns, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless has passed away at the age of 61.

Soap Hub, first reported the news via multiple sources, however, many writers who worked with Hogan during his tenure on the soaps have taken to social media to share their condolences and their grief and remembrances.

Sheffer’s appearance on the soap scene was unexpected, especially in a genre where it is often rare for new blood to take the reins at the head writer position.  Proctor & Gamble had decided to bring in Hogan after his work as the Director of Screenplay Development for DreamWorks, not because of his writing credits for a previous network soap.  He was given trial deal as a breakdown writer for the CBS soap and 10-weeks in became the beloved town of Oakdale’s new head writer.

Hogan and his then writing team were able to turn the classic, As the World Turns around.  The show went up in the ratings and during his time with the series ‘World Turn’s’ won two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, and he and the writing team picked up four Emmy victories all through 2000-2004.

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Next, Sheffer landed in Salem as head writer of Days of our Lives along with Meg Kelly from 2006 through to the beginning of 2008.   He would later join The Young and the Restless and team up with then head writers: Maria Arena Bell and Scott Hamner, and eventually stay with the show till 2012.  During Sheffer’s time in Genoa City, Y&R also won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in 2011.

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On Sunday, former WWE and daytime writer Tom Casiello, who was extremely close with Sheffer…  and who shared how Hogan gave him his start at writing in daytime, took to his Facebook page to pay tribute to a man who had such an impact on his life and many others.  It is worth the read here. 

Y&R writer, Sara Bibel tweeted: “Hogan Sheffer was a gamechanger for ATWT and daytime. Everyone I know who worked with him adored him. RIP”

And, iconic ATWT star, Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily) tweeted on Sheffer’s passing: “To say he was one of a kind would be a tremendous understatement. Our years at ATWT with Hogan at the helm were a rebirth for our beautiful show. Loved his writers, actors,crew. Blessed to have him on the first floor in Brooklyn ready to listen. Talented. Funny. Generous. RIP”

Colleen Zenk (Ex-Barbara, ATWT) also took to Twitter upon learning of the passing of Sheffer sharing: “I loved him, loved him, loved him… he was so good to me. Thank you for everything, Hogan. You were so loved. Especially, by me… Rest in peace…”

Michael Fairman TV will continue to bring you updates as the soap world mourns the loss of a creative force in our genre.  Share your condolences and thoughts on the death of Hogan Sheffer via the comment section below.

 

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FRIDAY: ATWT’s Larry Bryggman and AMC’s Dorothy Lyman Guest Star On ‘The Blacklist’

Two of the most revered performances ever in the world of daytime drama will be seen tomorrow night on an all-new episode of NBC’s drama series, The Blacklist. (10/9c).

In “The Pawnbrokers”, Daytime Emmy winners, Larry Bryggman (Ex-John Dixon, As the World Turns) and Dorothy Lyman (Ex-Opal Gardner, All My Children) will be seen as a criminal duo!

Bryggman and Lyman play a couple that fronts cash to criminals on the black market. In story, series star, James Spader’s Red acclimates himself to his new digs in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival.  Samar (Mozhan Marnò) goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals. (Enter Larry and Dorothy!)  And, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.

Check out the promo for tomorrow night’s episode below.   Then let us know if you will be checking out Larry and Dorothy and if all of this brings back memories of their amazing performances in Oakdale and in Pine Valley in the comment section below.

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