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GMA's Kish Rally Efforts: So how did it go? First Hand Account

So what went down at the Kish Rally in front of the Good Morning America ABC studios in New York this morning?  Jenna Michelle, the rally organizer filed this report for On-Air On-Soaps.  “We had a nice turnout. Really nice. There were people from New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Belgium, Germany– all there to support Kish, equality, diversity in daytime, and gay representation in the media”

Jenna says weather was not cooperating with the protesters, “It’s just a shame that the weather was so terrible- it was pretty freezing and raining, and I know that prevented a lot of people from getting to the rally. ABC/GMA definitely seemed to try and avoid us. Most of us had gotten there really early, and waited with some other standbys, to try and get in the studio. Kishers were the only people there early, trying to get in, that were told “No”– so take that as you will. GMA seemed to avoid window shots, and if we did get a Kish sign on, they’d quickly cut away. But, we did get Kish signs on, a couple times at least. I’m really proud of everyone who helped and was supportive, and everyone who came out so early in the cold, wet morning, to help support Kish”   Here is an image above from GMA’s live shot.  If you look closely, you will see a solo Kish Poster all the way in the back. (far right in brown)

Jenna continues on some of her continued next steps to keep the fight for Kish alive, “Right now, our other major effort will be to promote and get donations for “Fish4Kish.” This effort is based off the Jericho “Nuts” campaign. It was the most successful fan campaign ever. Jericho fans used 10,000lbs of peanuts to persuade CBS to resurrect the canceled series. The leader of that effort, Shaun Daily of Blog Talk Radio’s “TV TALK” has been giving me some much-appreciated advice about how I can emulate his efforts for F4K. We plan to bombard ABC with Swedish Fish. We also have a PayPal account set up, a link is directly on the F4K entry on the website, where we will collect money to buy Swedish Fish in bulk and send a huge batch to Robert Iger in California one day, and Frank Valentini in NY another. The account will be up for a week now, come Sunday. We have about $1,000. We also want to encourage people who maybe can’t donate to the PayPal to send Swedish Fish on their own, in support of Kish.”

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Eileen Davidson, Vince Van Patten & Caitlyn Jenner In Cast Of New Sitcom ‘Duke of the Valley’

A fictional apartment building featuring a set of very eccentric tenants in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California is the backdrop for a new indie comedy sitcom based on the memoirs of the late Dick Van Patten, best known for his role on the ABC series, Eight is Enough.

The show entitled, Duke of the Valley is co-created by Dick’s son, Vince Van Patten and his grandson, Duke Van Patten, who also wrote the series together. In addition, Vince is also directing and one of the producers of the series.

According to The Wrap, Caitlyn Jenner will star as Heather a transgender “white trash” woman who sells perfume at the counter of Macy’s.  Others in the cast include: Vince Van Patten’s wife and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R and Ex- DAYS and RHOBH), who plays Brenda, a washed-up actress who can’t accept that her career in showbiz is over.

Vince Van Patten takes on the role of a homeless killer named Skipy, who demands to camp outside the apartment building.  Meanwhile, Duke Van Patten plays himself as an actor in Hollywood living in a dingy apartment building in the San Fernando Valley that happens to be owned by his ‘crazy uncle Jimmy”, played by none other than James Van Patten.

Duke of the Valley is currently in production, but without a network or streaming service attached to it yet.  Thus, no release date has been set as this time either.

So, what do you think of the premise of Duke of the Valley featuring Caitlyn, Eileen and Vincent? Comment below!

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Tom Pelphrey Set As Series Regular For Amazon’s Mystery Drama ‘Outer Range’

Another great feather in the cap for one of the finest actors we know, former Guiding Light and As the World Turns alum, and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Tom Pelphrey.

Fresh of his star-turn in Netflix;s Ozark as Laura Linney’s on-screen brother Ben, Pelphrey has nabbed a key role in the upcoming Amazon series, Outer Range.

The show also stars Lilli Taylor and Tamara Podemski and Josh Brolin.  Outer Range is from playwright Brian Watkins, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Amazon Studios.

According to Deadline: The story centers on Royal Abbott (Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness.  Taylor will portray Cecilia Abbott, the matriarch of the Abbott family. Cecilia is a woman of deep faith, which she finds tested as never before. Podemski will play Deputy Sheriff Joy. A life-long cop, Joy is running for county sheriff, and is the first gay Native American to ever do so in Wyoming. Pelphrey is Perry Abbott, the dutiful, eldest Abbott son, who is torn up inside by the lingering mystery of his missing wife.”

Coming up this Oscar season look for Tom in David Fincher’s Mank, where he plays Joseph Mankiewicz .

So will you be checking out Tom in Outer Range? Comment below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Celebrates Taping 100 Episodes Since Returning to Production Amidst COVID-19

This week on Wednesday, The Bold and the Beautiful reached another milestone in their over 33-years on the air, but this one nobody could have prepared for or predicted earlier this year.

The CBS daytime drama celebrated their 100th episode back in production after the coronavirus pandemic shut down production months ago.  B&B was the first soap and television show back in production in the U.S. in June and since that time has kept the show moving forward offering its fans plenty of drama.

For the milestone, the cast and crew were given new masks to wear, which showed The Bold and the Beautiful logo and the 100 numerical number.

Taking to their Instagram account over the last few days, showing off their masks, and marking the occasion have been cast members including: Lawrence-Saint Victor, Thorsten Kaye, Denise Richard, Matthew Atkinson, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Scott Clifton, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and more.

Thosten Kaye gave a special message and shout out to fans of the series sharing: ” We couldn’t have done it without you, our fans. Thank you.”

Lawrence Saint-Victor shared: “We’ve shot 100 episodes since we’ve been back in production!!  Our incredible team who brought us back and brought us back safely.   We weathered this crazy time.”

Check out Jacqui and Scott celebration pic below, then share your congrats to B&B for providing entertainment and drama during these tough times when it cannot be easy to film via the comment section below.

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