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Good Morning America pays tribute to One Life to Live this Monday!

One Life to Live fans, make sure not to miss this coming Monday’s January 9th episode of Good Morning America on ABC.  That is when GMA’s special correspondent and former star of All My Children, Cameron Mathison (Ryan) will host a very special segment as the show pays tribute to OLTL as the iconic show draws to an end and becomes part of television history, while the viewers at home get ready to watch the last five episodes as it wraps up its final week of airshows!

We are hoping they will look at the history, interview the actors in the current cast, and gives us a behind-the-scene glimpse of the final days of life in Llanview.  Whatever the case, make sure not to miss it!

 

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Shari
Shari

ABC cans the show but wants to get ratings off of its legacy. Give me a break!

barbara t
barbara t

I feel the same ,and Im sure abc will insult us with there boring ,loud commercials of the chew and the revolution .I have no choice but to watch good morning america and the view ,( only to support one life to live) but abc will make out in the ratings ,And I have a problem with that .The view says there will be a big announcement on that day,Are they going to bring on those idiots from the chew ,and share a hamburger or maybe that apple and oranges doctor will give us advice on how to deal with the fact that abc canceled our soaps.Either way abc makes out and that makes me sick.

gloria
gloria

Oh My God-me too.

leah
leah

I hate abc. Prospect park needs to send the soap to cable… but then again they were in on it with Frons… they just wanted the fans to shut up. This show NEVER should have been canned…. Someone feel free to tell ABC that OLTL trended 2 days in a row world wide. And also tell Disney the phrase Disney is pathetic trended too….

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Leah, what do you mean by “OLTL trended 2 days in a row world wide.?” Can you explain that please annd ALSO…….. tell me where I can find that information so that I can understand that statement for myself..
Did Disney trend to or is that you saying that? Please explain. Thanks.

barbara t
barbara t

Id like to know to.

su0000
su0000

This may help;
Twitter’s Trending Topics algorithm identifies topics that are immediately popular, rather than topics that have been popular for a while or on a daily basis, to help people discover the “most breaking” news stories from across the world. We think that trending topics which capture the hottest emerging trends and topics of discussion on Twitter are the most interesting.

Blake
Blake

I believe she means Trended from Twitter.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Blake (hummm, I just sent you a reply, LOL, and I click on and your answering mine, posed by someone else. Thanks. Ok, what do you mean Trended from Twitter? Explain that for me and Barbara.. And she also said it trended worldwide. I don’t have a clue. Please explain.

Blake
Blake

Trying googling Trending by Twitter, do I have to do it for you? Geesh.

barbara t
barbara t

oh,ok . you do it for me.then let me know.ok.

Pat E
Pat E

This was not Fronz’ idea – this was all Ann Sweeney – new head of ABC at Disney. I’m thinking the new name of ABC should be the Already Been Canceled network. Such a shame because so many people worked so hard to bring this network up and now one person is taking it down.

barbara t
barbara t

so right you are.And alot of people were involved ,and they wanted there pockets loaded with more cash ,and they are willing to take good programing off ,and throw this garbage at us.abc use to be good ,Im so pissed off at them I didnt even get into the canceling of brothers and sisters boston legal ,I can go on but abc is going down hill fast.Its all cheep programing ,not worth watching tv .boycott abc thats all I can do watch general hospital when it ends change your channel.

Sue
Sue

Thanks for the heads up on GMA monday.

FYI- People magazine has Erica Slezak on the cover and several pages of pictures of current cast and comments in magazine.

Blake
Blake

I did see that, pretty cool that they had so many pages and featured most of the actors and gave them a photo shoot.
So sad that all the cancelled shows get the best publicity when they are canned.

gloria
gloria

I loved the article in People & will save it. I only wish they had shown John & Natalie too!

auotb
auotb

they cover the show now that its cancelled I hate ABC

gloria
gloria

ME TOO!

ethel
ethel

i hate abc too but as a loyal fan of over 40 years i will be watching any tribute to oltl that is being aired…………

Christina
Christina

I won’t be looking at it.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

I’ve always known somehow that Fronz wasn’t behind this all by himself. He answers to somebody., so I AGREE with you. Ann should share som of the responsibility, OR all………….of it at this juncture bc she isn’t doing anything about it.
JOIN US in sending bar’s of soap to the ABC studio’s in nyc. Abc can use them to clean up the mess they have made. Better stll the soap should be sent to Ann Sweeney, who is present and in a positon to change things around NOW. Let abc studio’s be BOMBARDED by soap arriving to the studio by the dozens from people ALL across the Utnited States and Canada. So get your soap (form the dollor store) and get it in the mail.

Heather
Heather

All I can say is that I’m thankful that it’s Frons instead of Sweeney who made the decision to cancel the soaps. That woman wanted to cancel General Hospital along with the other two soaps.

I’ve read that Frons successor, Vicki Dummer, is not better than the rest of them. Actually, she’s worst. Whereas Frons had somewhat of a background in soap operas (having, for example, appeared on the soap opera Santa Barbara in 1989), Dummer is all 100% about reality television and so-called “lifestyle” shows.

barbara t
barbara t

the demise of daytime television ,bring back all the soaps,we want entertainment not cheap talk and food stuff ,shows like that are for idiots,thats why I wont be tuning in ,who hires someone who is the queen of reality shows?I would love to be a fly on a wall and find out the real reason abc got rid of frons,It cant be that he was the only one with the balls to kill all my children and one life to live.unless they wanted us to think that he is the reason the soaps are gone ,all of us head honchos at abc had no Idea what this guy was going to do , we will play stupid ,sorry abc no one is buying into that ,and I ll go further ,I know what your doing with the lets put the cast of one life to live on goodmorning america and the view we will sucker the fans for a few more hours of ratings , maybe you should it will be the last of you high ratings , you alienated alot of people,Is that vicki DUMMERS idea?She will fit in good at abc,with her cheezy cheep reality shows.

Heather
Heather

From my personal point of view, I think that Frons got into an argument with the management of ABC over the future of General Hospital. ABC wants General Hospital out of the picture while Frons wants it to stay on the air.

Frons has always liked General Hospital. I don’t know what are his reasons for his love for GH. But long before the announcement was made that Frons would be leaving the company, I knew it all along that it would be impossible for Frons to cancel GH. Someone else would have to do it.

Blake
Blake

I will dvr this and only watch the OLTL segment. I understand that the new Soap Opera Digest that’s out has only OLTL in it and nothing else. I haven’t seen it yet but i’m gonna go buy it at the store this week.
I did see the People magazine with Erika Slezak on the cover (a small pic) and it has like 6 pages in it of OLTL, I was surprised to see that! The only thing I saw in Entertainment Weekly was the article about Lindsey back on the show. I hope the new one has an article about the show ending.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Hey Blake, telll me something, did Soap Opera Digest devote the entire magazine to AMC when it went off? Let me know. And what did people magazine do in honor of AMC, or Entertainment Weekly.

Blake
Blake

No AMC did not get all of that but they got at least one whole special magazine for themselves and got more news coverage.

Why are you giving me attitude about AMC? I didn’t say anything about AMC. So back off.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Hey Blake, telll me something, did Soap Opera Digest devote the entire magazine to AMC when it went off? Let me know. And what did people magazine do in honor of AMC, or Entertainment Weekly.) Where do you see ATTITUDE in my question? If you read very closely, I’m merely asking a question, and I ask pcolitely, “Let me know”. In contrast, you need to BACK OFF away from your OWN SELF. Your a DANGER to yourself IF YOU FIND a simple question to be Threatening. When I read your response, I first thought, “Oh, ok, he’s right, maybe AMC did get more coverage”. But then I thought. “this week isn’t over with yet”. And then I get to the end of your message, and out the BLUE, you got “BACK OFF” there, and screwed up the whole thing. You OWE me an apology. We are suppose to be working toward the same goal, part of the same movement, and here YOU ARE STARTING TROUBLE. If you dont want to be part of the movement, and be positive with the people involved in it, then you should not be apart of THIS SOCIAL MEDIUM FORMATE. I have been reading conversations from people on this site most of the day, and they haven’t agreed on many things, from the shows, their favorite character’s going to other shows, plots, etc. Even one guy my the name of Scott said he was glad AMC and OLTL were canceled since his CBS soaps were. He called GH boring. I read twhere 2 women, Heather and Barbara went back and forth with Scott over his opinion, BUT never did they get personal, or insult Scott. They just defended their positon, opposed to his. And here your negative behind, I ask you a question, (certainly it wasn’t wasn’t even a negative question, and You telling me I have attitude (behind a question) and to back off. You owe me an apology. If you can’t handle the maturity of this site, you shouldn’t get on. We are respectable adults on this site, fighting the same cause, not one another.

Heather
Heather

Scott has nothing against AMC. It’s only OLTL that he hates.

su0000
su0000

I do not understand how so many can give Frons the power to cancel the soaps..
Frons never had the power to cancel the soaps, why give make him out to be what he was not/ a power head of ABC/D with the power..
Blame whom is actually the head of the cancellations, and that would not be Frons.

It is a terrible mistake to kill-off OLTL.. It is very strong and wanted by millions.
I have a problem believing that in a few days OLTL will be dead, I still see it being revived.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Hey, Thank you for explaining that trending thing. It’s just a new term, I gathered how U explained it, which helps decribe what’s going on on twitter. (It’s a TRENDY word too lol.) I hear it when they use it on the news and I’m not sure what it means, I dont twitter or Facebook. I only wanted to know bc it was posted that OLTL was ‘trending’ all over the world. I know OLTL is not known ALL OVER THE WORLD, so that is why I wanted to know and I suppose Barbara too. So Thank You, for myself and Barbara. And see below this post where I have found the OLTL song that someone on here requested. Make sure U STOP at the post office tomorrow and mail out your soap bar’s to the abc studio’s in nyc, to show your fustration. See how the exec’s and new shows feel about being BOMBARDED with soap coming in ALL across the UNITED STATES. Pass this along about the soap and HELP TO POST on this site and other sites. Thanks Again.

barbara t
barbara t

thanks for letting us know.

su0000
su0000

Glad I could help 🙂
Trending is the most popular / hottest topics being talked about /tweeted..
And OLTL was it!! 🙂 Goes to show how deep losing OLTL goes, millions so very upset and heartbroken..

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Did AMC get this much Bra-hah when they were canceled? I know there was media attention, and I read stuff on abc.com, amd the like…. AMC, I read on this site Sunday, Jan, 9th got the Cover of People Magazine, and more media attention. What Im asking is, in your opionion do you think that AMC got the Fan-fare/ the Fall Out/ the Out Cry as OLTL?

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Someone on here requested the where abouts of this song, just found it, posted below.

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Kelly Dutton
Kelly Dutton

i When i foounf out that you could talk to celebs on the internet i was amazed and to be a fan of theirs and to say what i was thinking in the stories of the soaps. i felt like i was in heaven because i never was able to go see them in person but i felt like wow i am getting closer to them just by being able to watch them and comment and now it is going away and i just don’t like it. I mean ABC had Soapnet and ABC to show their shows how can that not be enough. i would go back to ABC to watch but they keep taking our shows away that i am afraid to see what they have on now. and i have been watching abc since Al Albert showcase . what the heck ABC what is going on here. I still love channel six and the weather and all the shows they had before now and taking the soaps off is a big gigantic mistake.

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Nick Cannon Daytime Talker Set To Premiere On September 21

More talk shows are coming daytime viewers way come the fall with the announcement of the premiere date for The Masked Singer host, Nick Cannon’s daytime talk show, titled aptly, Nick Cannon.

The company behind the upcoming nationally syndicated series, Debmar-Mercury, says the new show will bow on September 21 and has been cleared in more than 90% of markets in the United States.

According to Deadline: “Cannon’s production company, Ncredible Entertainment, and Debmar-Mercury will co-produce the talker featuring his take on the latest in trending pop culture stories and celebrity interviews.”

Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus, co-presidents of Debmar-Mercury, said,  “Our great station partners are hungry for a rising, versatile and dynamic talent like Nick. His light-hearted style quickly wins over viewers and gives them a much-needed escape from the world.  We’ve been asked why we skipped doing test shows and explained there was no need. It’s obvious to anyone who watched Nick guest host for Wendy Williams last year how much he loves daytime talk and, based on the reaction of fans, how much they love him.”

Cannon added: “It’s been thrilling going through this process, and to see the widespread support that the show has received and the milestones we’ve achieved is mind blowing, We’re gearing up to deliver a must-see show and I’m looking forward to coming to you on your TV this fall.”

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‘Edge of Night’ Mainstay Forrest Compton Dies Following Complications From COVID-19

Sad news to report this Monday.  The longtime star of CBS’ and then ABC’s The Edge of Night, Forrest Compton. has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Forrest died on Sunday at the age of 94.

His death was reported and confirmed by Compton’s friends and an article in the Shelter Island Reporter.

Photo: CBS

As Edge of Night and longtime daytime fans know, Forrest played Monticello’s district attorney, Mike Karr.  He played this key role from 1971 until the show’s cancellation in 1984.  The show was originally titled “The Edge of Night” and eventually just became “Edge of Night”.   The soap which was steeped in murder mysteries ran on CBS from 1956–1975 and on ABC from 1975–1984,   In addition, Forrest along with his on-screen wife, Ann Flood (Nancy Karr) were one of the most popular duos in daytime.

Not only did Compton appear on EON, but he also had soap roles on As the World Turns, One Life to Live and All My Children.   In primetime, Forrest was best known for his role on Gomer Pyle: USMC opposite  Jim Nabors and Frank Sutton as Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gray.

In a heartwarming story where fan meets actor and helps him out (according to the Shelter Island Reporter) Compton was only slated to appear in two episodes a week for the next 13 weeks on The Edge of Night, when he needed an apartment in New York City near the studio, so when he heard about a one-bedroom on East 72nd he went to see Al, the super.  Forrest later learned that Al was such a devotee of  The Edge of Night that he locked his office door every day at 2 p.m. to watch uninterrupted. When Forrest mentioned that he had just been hired to play Mike Karr, the super said, “You’re getting that apartment.”’

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Sharon Gabet who starred as Raven on Edge of Night, posted on Facebook, a tribute and remembrance of her former co-star: “Woody, as he was affectionately known to all of us on The Edge of Night, was a master professional, hilarious, smart, kind and gentle. I spoke with him a couple years ago on his birthday and he was active and happy in his retirement. Rest in peace, Woody, and give hugs and kisses to Larkin, Lois, Dennis, Nick, Joel, Irving and all the other EDGE alumni up there.  THE story about Woody. He was on EON when they were LIVE. It was brutal, but Woody was one of the best “straight face” men in the business. So he is doing a scene with Nancy his wife (the glorious Ann Flood – another “straight face” master). He walks in the kitchen and sits down and his line was supposed to be “Gee, it’s hard to get up in the morning.” as Nancy gave him his coffee. Instead, Mike Karr says on national TV, “Gee it’s hard to get IT up in the morning, Nancy.” There was pandemonium among the crew during the commercial break as you can imagine.”

Now below, watch the opening title sequence fro the The Edge of Night over the years, many of which feature Forrest as Mike Karr at the very opening or at the end as one of the series most well-known and beloved characters.

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Robert Newman Shares Why There Has Not Been a Return to Springfield & ‘Guiding Light’ On-Screen Reunion

Robert Newman, best known to daytime soap fans as Josh Lewis on Guiding Light, sat down earlier this week for a wide-ranging interview on his career with Lauren Van Hemert via her You Tube Channel.

The timing of the posting of the interview as in-line with the date GL was officially canceled back on April 1, 2009.  The series began its historic run on TV from radio back on June 30, 1952, and ultimately aired its final episode on September 18, 2009.

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From 1980 to 2009, Robert was one of the mainstays and key leading men of Springfield, and of course, the Josh and Reva (Kim Zimmer) love story is one of the most popular ever in the annals of daytime drama.

Right off at the top of the interview; Hemert noted that what she was asked most by fans of Newman’s and GL’s, when and if there will ever be a Guiding Light on-screen reunion.

Newman responded to the question: “I get that a lot.  That question is unfortunately in the hands of Procter and Gamble more than anything else … and they made it very clear over the years that they’re just not going to release the characters and copyrights to the show.”

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Robert also added, “In terms of what you are talking about where there might be some sort of production, where there’s an actual reunion, and we see where Josh and Reva are today and that kind of thing (on their probably 15th marriage) … unless Procter and Gamble is somehow willing to shake loose the rights to the show, I don’t see it happening.”

Watch the full interview with the talented Mr. Newman below.

Then let us know, since P&G has made it very clear for the last several years they are out of the soap business completely, do you think its time they just sell the rights so viewers can see some sort of reboot down the line, especially for a show as beloved as Guiding Light? Comment below.

 

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