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John Wesley Shipp Cast In Mystery Role in CW's Upcoming Pilot Version Of THE FLASH!

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Now here’s a great twist on a twist! John Wesley Shipp, beloved to daytime soap fans for his roles on Guiding Light, As the World Turns and One Life to Live has been cast in the upcoming version of the CW’s television pilot remake of The Flash!  The thing of it is …  Shipp played ‘The Flash’ in the early 90’s version of the CBS series whose alter ego is Barry Allen.  So just who is he going to play this time?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Shipp will guest star in the pilot playing a mysterious character.  Details for his character are being kept close to the vest. If the proposed Arrow spinoff receives a series order, his role would expand to recurring status.”

Actor Grant Gustin plays the title role in the CW pilot version of the super-hero drama where he is a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who visits Starling City to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Through a freak accident, he is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the fastest man alive.

So, who do you think Shipp will play in the pilot?   Let us know your thoughts!

 

 

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janet
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janet

I have no idea but I was a big fan of his on Guiding Light and he was great on As the World turns, .so I will watch. I always liked the actor.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Love JWS! Looking forward to this show. I’ll be watching.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

John Wesley Shipp is just plain HOT. And he is a fine actor, too. Always glad to read he is involved in a new and exciting project.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Omg is he…the guy that beat up woman on Loving?? Carter jones????? Maybe also on All my children? If so he can play on hell of a baddie!

Joshua
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Joshua

I had no interest in it in 1990 when I was a teen and certainly have no interest in it now.

Surprised he hasn’t been asked to join the cast of “General Hospital” since there are so few characters in Port Charles.

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Justin
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Justin

He is the reason I started watching As The World Turns and watched until the day if went of the air. I still miss it. Douglas Marland created an interesting character and it was incredible television. My guess is he will be the father of the Flash or a new character…Flash Dancer. Kinda like Flash Gordon but with leggings.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

The storyline Marland wrote for him on ATWT–the Douglas Cummings mystery and murder storyline–would probably get my vote as the single best-written mystery storyline the soaps ever did. Not surprisingly, it came right at the end of the period when the writers drove the genre; the incessant meddling by executives started with the 1987 (or maybe it was 1988) writers strike, and after that I’m sure it became much more difficult to craft mystery storylines that didn’t have gigantic plotholes in them (or any kind of coherent storyline, for that matter). It helped immensely that the actors were fabulous: Shipp,… Read more »

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

LOVED him in “The Flash” in the 90s. Will definitely be watching the new series if it gets picked up…

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

He will always be Kelly (GL) to me, but I loved him in Dawson’s Creek, too. The Douglas Cummings SL was superb. on ATWT. Congrats to JWS!

Kevin
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Kevin

The original Flash was Jay Garrick… perhaps they’ll have him play that role & be Barry Allen’s mentor. That would be a nice twist. BTW, I’m a soap fan & a comic geek in case you hadn’t figured that out, LOL.

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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‘The Doctors’ Panel Participants Announced for ‘Soap Con Live’ Event

The upcoming Soap Con Live virtual event has announced that former The Doctors stars: Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne Hunt), Anna Stuart (Toni Ferra-Powers), Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy) and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James-Iverson) will be on the panel representing the series on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

“Classic television has been a great comfort during this challenging year,” said Joel Wertman, president of Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV parent company, Get After It Media, Inc. “Our team is honored that Retro TV has been a place audiences have turned to. We’re excited to be a part of Soap Con Live and are grateful to these stars from “The Doctors” for being a part of the event.”

Panels for other daytime soaps As the World Turns, One Life to Live and General Hospital will continue throughout the day during this free, inaugural virtual event.

The free live event will be simulcast on The Locher Room YouTube Channel, the It’s Real Good TV app, and SoapOperaDigest.com.

There will be a Q&A during the livestream events giving fans opportunities to interact with their favorite daytime stars.

Go to Soap Con Live.com for more information on the main event and virtual meet and greets and more.

So, what do you think about The Doctors panel participants? Comment below.

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