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John-Paul Lavoisier Joins The Cast Of Crystal Chappell's Beacon Hill!

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So many of us have missed John-Paul Lavoisier, who was extremely popular in the role of Rex Balsom on One Life to Live!  Now comes word that Lavoisier is the next soap all-star to garner a role in Crystal Chappell’s upcoming new web series, Beacon Hill!

John-Paul will play Eric Preston who is Claire’s son (Crystal Chappell) and Sara’s brother.  Eric’s easy smile hides a steely resolve and sharp ambition. His grandfather’s stroke may be just the excuse he’s been waiting for to make his move.

According to the series website, the premise of the story is: “When Senior Massachusetts Senator William Preston suffers a stroke, his rebellious granddaughter Sara is called home to Boston. Once there, Sara finds that her ailing grandfather has a new wife barely older than herself, that her mother Claire is still hiding in her room with her favorite bottle, and that her brother Eric is playing nursemaid in between board meetings.  Sara also discovers that her ex, State Representative Katherine Wesley, is being mentioned as a possible Senatorial candidate in a cat-and-mouse game controlled by Sara’s grandfather.  When former lovers Sara Preston and Katherine Wesley reconnect after six years apart, it seems unlikely that they’ll ever be able to put their past behind them. And with the political turmoil, family intrusions and the press interfering, it may be downright impossible.”

John-Paul joins the likes of already announced stars: Ricky Paull Goldin, Louise Sorel, Sarah Brown, and Melissa Archer!  Yes, Lavoisier will appear on the series with his One Life to Live on-screen sister!

So what do you think about the casting of John-Paul as Crystal’s son in the series? Excited to see him on screen again after missing him on One Life? Weigh-in!

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Ed
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Ed

Love it. Looking forward to this. Very intrigued by the super talent assembled. Can’t wait to find out who Sara is gonna be portrayed by……

KatieK
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KatieK

Louise Sorel & JPL!, sounds good to me. Cant wait.

lanell
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lanell

WISH JPL WOULD COME ON OLTL —EVEN AS A GUEST FROM TIME TO TIME! BUT, AM HAPPY HE HAS THIS NEW SOAP!

robin fletcher
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robin fletcher

I hope it is half as good as as the new ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

des10261991
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des10261991

When did this series start? I love Sarah Brown… Is it on Hulu?

SZima
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SZima

“Beacon Hill” will stream on its own website, beaconhill
theseries.com
I don’t believe it has started yet.

SZima
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SZima

Looks like it starts early in 2014

Philip Chase
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Philip Chase

With this cast and proposed story relationships, sounds like “Beacon Hill” will be successful and a hoot to follow! When will it begin to air?

su0000
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su0000

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Beacon Hill was considered to be an Americanized version of the British TV series, Upstairs Downstairs.
In 1975 it was a short lived soap on CBS ..
Beacon Hill debuted to monster ratings, the show dwindled and was cancelled after only 6 episodes, making it one of the most monumental flops in TV drama.
But most of the actors went on to bigger things anyway..

It sounds like a really good soap..
Being it will be on the internet I’m sure this time around I’m going to be fan !!!!

heidi
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heidi

Great cast!!! Glad to see JPL in something!

brian
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brian

Why not do OLTL if doing an online soap ?

susan M.
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susan M.

Agree!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Farrah Fath confirmed neither she nor John-Paul were asked back to the series.

Kiki
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Kiki

Not true. Heard they wanted JP – but he said no.

Bryon B
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Bryon B

Very good question. I’m also interested in the Tainted Dreams online soap as well, that has an interesting cast, with several former OLTL actors. Hope to see more of them return to the online version on Hulu.

C
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C

I hope he and (Farah Fath) stay away from OLTL. Rex and Gigi practically ate the show the last few years and I for one don’t miss their epic, death-defying, time traveling tru wuv forever.

susan M.
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susan M.

Melissa Archer is doing both on-line shows now. OLTL & Beacon Hill!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I think it’s awesome, especially since it’s being filmed somewhere that is so close to my heart.

louisa
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louisa

I want to see him on One Life to Live!

Tali
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Tali

Agree with Louisa! Excited to see him on the screen with Melissa Archer tho’. Loved them as brother & sister on OLTL.

Diane Dunn
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Diane Dunn

just loving all the new options for entertainment! will watch this one for sure!

su0000
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su0000

Internet programming is becoming very popular..
I watch a few internet series; House of Cards is my fav ..(and my 2 soaps.. lol

Sheryl Postin
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Sheryl Postin

Looking forward to seeing John Paul again. the shows sounds like it will be good and I can’t wait to see it.Any sow that Melissa and john paul are in should be great.

bc
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bc

he and fary were hilarious and the only likeable people on dirty soap.

boes
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boes

Good for him! They’re getting together quite a good cast and the storyline sounds intriguing.

I don’t know – or really care – what sort of “range” JPL has an actor. What he definitely DOES have is a charm and likability that make watching him a treat.

And now that he’s not harnessed to that horrid Farah Fath, things can only be looking up for him.

Cindy
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Cindy

was interested in watching this show, but now that I know Minshew is playing a gay character, not so much. Guess I won’t be watching. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with gays, I have relatives that are gay, but I just don’t see Minshew playing that type of role. Would rather see her back on AMC with Thorsten Kaye and playing Kendall.

kitty
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kitty

You don’t see Alicia Minshew playing “a reporter in New York [who] reluctantly returns home”? You don’t think she has that kind of range? She was one of my faves on AMC and I can definitely see her playing a reporter. But that’s just me. Do you hate reporters?

Bambi Seponski
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Bambi Seponski

It’s a pleasure to see my son, John-Paul, even if only on an online show.

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Brad Schmidt Steps in Temporarily for Johnny Wactor on General Hospital

Temporary recasts have been a common occurrence on ABC’s General Hospital, of late, but they have kept the characters and actions going when the actors have to step out of their role for a short term due to a myriad of reasons.

Now comes word that actor Brad Schmidt temporarily is filling-in for Johnny Wactor in the role of Brando Corbin.

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Soap Opera Digest revealed the fill-in casting news in their latest issue on newsstands now.

No intel on what GH airdates Schmidt will be replacing Wactor in, but they should be coming up very shortly.

In his career, Schmidt actually appeared on As the World Turns and Guiding Light back in 2002, and has been seen in numerous primetime series including: Summerland, House of Lies and Yellowstone. 

Wactor started his run as Brando back in 2020 on GH.

Interestingly enough, Wactor’s on-screen lady love, Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) was recently replaced on-screen by her own sister, Helena Mattsson for a few episodes, and now it looks like the tables will be turned for Sofia acting with Wactor’s fill-in.

So, check out Brad on upcoming episodes of GH, and then let us know what you thought of him.  Comment below.

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Another World Alum and ‘Goodfellas’ Star Ray Liotta Dead at 67

In yet another heartbreaking death, motion picture and television star, Ray Liotta, has passed away at 67-years-old.

According to reports, Liotta was shooting a movie called Dangerous Waters in the Dominic Republic when he died in his sleep.  Jacy Nittolo, Ray’s fiancée had traveled with him.

Soap fans fondly remember Liotta’s soap start as Joey Perrini on NBC’s Another World from 1978-81.

Born on December 18, 1954, in Newark, NJ, Liotta studied acting at the University of Miami before coming to Bay City and Another World.

Ray’s impressive list of film credits includes: Goodfellas, Field of Dreams, Hannibal, the Silence of the Lambs, John Q, The Iceman, Marriage Story, among so many others.

He also set executive produce a series for A&E. a docuseries called the Five Families, about the dramatic rise and fall of the New York’s mafia’s families.

Liotta won a Primetime Emmy in 2005 for his guest stint on ER and was a two-time SAG Award nominee for the 2015 miniseries Texas Rising and 1998 telefilm The Rat Pack.

Ray leaves behind his daughter, Karsen.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the sudden death of Ray Liotta in the comment section below. But first, watch some scenes of Ray’s early days on Another World below.

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‘This Is Us’ Series Finale Scores 6.4 Million Viewers and 1.3 in Key Demo; Bests Since November 2020

Last night’s This Is Us series finale wrapped up the story of the Pearson family with a tender episode that saw the NBC drama nab some of its best ratings numbers since November of 2020.

According to NBC, the final was watched by 6.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the key 18-49 demo.  That marks the highest demo rating since November 10, 2020 and the highest total viewer count since November 17, 2020.

Throughout its six season run, This Is Us continued to be the top broadcast-rated drama every season.

In addition the grand finale also scored amazingly well all across social media, generating 1.5 million interactions across platforms from Twitter to Instagram.

So, what did you think of the series finale of This Is Us? Share your thoughts below.

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