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Happy 47th Anniversary to The Young and the Restless

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The number-one soap opera for more than three decades, The Young and the Restless turns 47-years-young today.  The now iconic CBS Daytime drama series debuted back on March 26th, 1973.

The series created by the late great Bill Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, originally was broadcast as half-hour episodes.  The show expanded to one-hour back in February of 1980.  In fact, the shows working title was “The Innocent Years” until it became the much sexier and grand, The Young and the Restless.

In the beginning, it was the drama between the Brooks and the Fosters that set the tone, but in the 80’s those families were eventually phased out in favor of the Newmans and the Abbotts, who remain the core and most popular clans in Genoa City.  The Chancellors remained throughout the decades in story capacity, as well.

On January 30, 2020, CBS announced it had renewed Y&R for an unprecedented four more years through 2023, which means it will definitely live to see its big 5-0!

In a statement on the renewal, CBS Entertainment president Kellty Kahl: “It’s a remarkable achievement and a testament to the extraordinary cast, gifted writers, talented producers and supremely passionate fans,”

Congrats to all the hard working men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes at Y&R. We all look forward to you returning to production as soon as its safe, as ee all must do what we can right now for each other during these trying times during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jimh
Jimh

If and when these soaps return they might lose more viewers if this pandemic continues…OJ Simpson trials cost soap some viewership when some fans never returned…this might cause even more but hopefully im wrong!!!

Satan
Satan

Well, I’m sure the GH viewers on the West coast are getting tired of losing the last 15 minutes of the show every day this week because the Orange Imbecile wants to babble needlessly in front of the cameras, saying nothing at all of any value, regarding the pandemic.

If such daily interruptions are needed at all, they could 1) wait another 15 minutes and 2) let the two doctors on his so-called “task force” do the talking, because at least they have a clue what they’re talking about.

anne
anne

ANY AND ALL INFORMATION on Covid 19 is and ALWAYS WILL BE MORE IMPORTANT than the last 15 of GH,DOOL, B&B and Y&R.

Damien
Damien

No better time to usher in the next year than for a new head writer team to be announced!!!
Im sure occasional or old viewers tuning in cant believe how boring and amateur this soaps become! Unfortunate y n r wasnt great like it used to be to recapture old viewers or gain new ones.Since so many viewers are home and available to tune in. Nevermind what a nice distraction regular viewers could look forward too.
Nice that the chancellor estates still present as its the only original family mansion since its inception! How amazing would it be for Chance to get a real story to bring back Nina now that Billy and Jill are working together! Unfortunate theres no working class family for regular viewers to connect with like the Fosters were. The Rosales were close but ignorant viewers didnt allow it. Nows the time for upper brass to get their heads outta there asses, sit down, try to make it through even a half hour and see what dedicated viewers have been suffering through. If the short sighted writers kill off Dinah it might the nail on the coffin for me too…#fireJoshGriffith

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I’m glad that it is still on the air. However, vast improvements (particularly with the writing and the tenure length of the writing team) are needed. For the past decade, the show has been a mere “shell” of what it used to be.

Momo
Momo

Cheers! Happy anniversary.

soapfan
soapfan

So much talent. I wish the show wasn’t so grating right now. It is truly unwatchable. In 40 years of watching soaps, I’ve never said that before. Hopefully the writers are using this time to get their shit together.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Y&R is running out of new episodes and may never return to production, but they had a pretty good run.

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Kelly Ripa Shares Her Grief and Remembrances of John Callahan on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’

There was always something special about the wonderful actors and the cast pictured here from ABC’s All My Children.  After all, this is where Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) met her husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) and where Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) met her ex-husband John Callahan (Ex-Edmund).

Then, over this past weekend this family picture from Pine Valley was forever changed, when the soap world was rocked by the news that John Callahan passed away at only 66/

Heartbreaking remembrances poured in on social media …. and none more so than from Eva LaRue, who also shares a daughter with John, named Kaya.  Eva and Kaya rushed to John’s bedside where he has been put on life-support following a reported massive stroke.

Now on Monday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, which is being done remotely from the hosts individual hosts due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Ripa shared her grief over the loss of her dear friend John Callahan with Ryan.

Kelly said “I had a really a bad weekend this weekend.  A very dear friend of mine for many, many years, almost 30 years, passed away over the weekend. He was a great actor, a really good friend. One of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He was the ex-husband of my first-born son’s godmother, Eva LaRue. His name was John Callahan. He was 66 years old—way too young to be taken from us.”

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Ripa went on to to tell her co-host: “A gentleman of, I mean, Ryan, you two would have loved each other. He would say the funniest things and we were all going through our brains about all of the funny, like the funny ‘Callahan-isms’ over the years. He was just one of these guys and you know and he just died way too soon. His daughter and my daughter are good friends, they’re the same age and I just want everyone to know, Eva and Kaya, that we are thinking of you and we are just so sad and so devastated. So, I apologize in advance if I seem out of it. I really actually am, I’m terribly out of it. You know, forgive me for it.”

Watch Kelly discuss the death of John Callahan with Ryan Seacrest below.  Then share your thoughts on what Ripa had to share and more on the loss of John Callahan via the comment section.

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‘The Talk’, Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall Daytime Shows Return with New Episodes or Content Via a Stay at Home Remedy

While the daytime dramas are still not back in production due to the coronavirus pandemic; morning and afternoon talk shows are finding a way to deliver new episodes or some new content to inject into previously aired shows.

CBS’ The Talk returns today on Monday March 30 with the hosts doing their thing from their homes.  The series has a temporary new name as well The Talk@Home

According to Deadline: The ladies of The Talk: Sharon Osbourne, Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond will be live using Zoom technology – allowing all of them plus their guests to be featured on screens together while in separate locations.  The Talk staff will also continue to work remotely.  Guests for this week will include: Wayne Brady, Sean Hayes, Terry Crews, Broke stars Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette, Dr Oz and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.

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In addition, syndicated freshmen hits The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Tamron Hall show will both feature new content filmed by their hosts while they have been quarantined at home during the pandemic

Clarkson, who is Montana with her family will add some home segments to air on the daily broadcast.  The Kelly Clarkson Show has been airing original episodes that had been filmed before the production shutdowns. (Many had been previously  preempted). The week of April 6, the show had announced plans to air some new original episodes plus newly filmed content from Montana.

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Also beginning today, Tamron Hall will have new content focused on the latest with COVID-19, and that will be followed by encore segments from previously aired episodes of her talk show.

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So, glad to hear that the daytime talk shows are imploring technology to continue to try to bring viewers updated and new features, content and episodes? Comment below.

 

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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