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Kassie DePaiva discusses OLTL's cancellation and how it went down! – Watch the Video!

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One Life to Live’s Kassie DePaiva recently taped a very interesting and emotional interview for HDNet’s series, Naughty But Nice with host, Rob Shuter.

During the conversation DePaiva elaborated on the now infamous teleconference call with Brian Frons informing the cast of All My Children and One Life to Live that they had been canceled, the initial promise of the Prospect Park deal that would move the show from network television to its new Online Network, and how she took a pay cut a few years ago when AMC moved to L.A. and OLTL moved into their new studios and much more.

Watch after the jump as Kassie and Rob Shuter’s chitchat on all things OLTL and watch for the cute ending of the segment from DePaiva!

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Mary
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Mary

I for one would watch OLTL & AMC on whatever network or forum it could possibly show up on. I am dreading the day the folks from Lanview leave my day the way the AMC People did. You all will be missed greatly.

linde Bally
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linde Bally

i would pay a fee to watch one life to live to continue

david
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david

I think a million viewers would pay a fee, but saying that isn’t going to fund the investment capital necessary to produce the show, and no one seems willing to believe there are enough fans who will put their money where their mouth is. I can’t believe there isn’t one billionaire on this planet who couldn’t afford $50 million for OLTL when some of them spend that much for a painting. Paul Allen spent $160 million for a yacht that costs $20 million a year to maintain. Besides, what would be more of a babe magnet than saving and producing… Read more »

susan
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susan

do you have a Facebook? if so please join the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/200709853303867/
unless you have already done so join so they can count you
the actress Tanya Walker aka alex on one life to live
you joining counts!!
thanks
Susan

david
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david

Kassie, I love what you did and I loved Blair too. It’s been great fun watching you for the last 18 years–you are the best. You radiant beauty from the inside out. Thank you for entertaining us and being you. I am going to miss you and Blair so much. I hope to see you as a regular on some primetime series.

lillysmoonfire
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lillysmoonfire

I am fighting the fight to save these iconic beautiful stories . I am a SWAN! I Stand With Agnes Nixon! I have been a 40 plus year viewer/consumer/fan of OLTL and AMC and GH, tho OLTL has always been my favorite. The hours from 1-3 in my time zone are going to be so lost. These characters, these actors have been in my home as family every day, 5 days a week.. yr long. I cannot fathom a day without them .. television has lost its integrity and it values and morals. ABC/Disney could reverse it if they chose… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

Yes, lilysmoonfire, US fans WILL continue to fight for our soaps. The fight isn’t over yet. Those idiotic replacement shows will tank, and tank big, as millions of soap fans will never watch them. NBC has received so many emails asking them to pick up OLTL, and I’m truly amazed that they don’t realize what a truly great show it is, and how many fans would tune in to NBC each and every day. Well, hopefully “someone” out there will come to their senses soon.

Heather
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Heather

I feel your sadness, but let’s keep it real. NBC will never pick up OLTL. NBC didn’t cancelled Passions only to later pick up ABC’s remains.

The sad reality is that all three networks want soap operas out of their schedule. Asking NBC to pick up OLTL is leaving in a fantasy land instead of planet Earth.

adriana8900
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adriana8900

loved blair

debera
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debera

abc should be ashamed of themselves, disappointing millions of fans by canceling OLTL. i can not believe it and i am so upset . this has always been a fabulous show and i will miss it so much. i will not watch whatever they replace it with. SHAME ON YOU. ABC

Mary
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Mary

I agree with all of you. I am so upset by ABC’s decision to cancel this show, and I am equally upset by the way they have treated the OLTL cast and all of their fans. I am willing to follow OLTL where ever it goes if anyone will be willing to pick them up. ABC’s reputation has been forever tainted in my eyes. I hope they realize how many lifelong viewers they have lost. And since they obviously do not care about these millions of dedicated ABC viewers, I will no longer support them. After Jan 13th, the only… Read more »

Lynne
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Lynne

I am very very upset about OLTL going off for good as I was with all my children. Now, I won’t have anything good to watch anymore and for sure I will be missing all those fine , fine, actors. Boo Hoo Shame on that creep that did this to us!!!!!!!!!!!

Lindley Pablo
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Lindley Pablo

I am really going to miss OLTL! At first the only reason I started watching it was because I wanted to get my mind off of 7th Heaven ending. But then I started to become addicted to OLTL! What am I going to do without 7th Heaven and without OLTL! I would go out and buy me some 7th Heaven dvds if I had the money. My two favorite shows in the whole wide world gone! This is sad! :’-(

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

We OLTL fans in Evanston, Illinois love you very, very much, Cassie!!

Brian 😀 😀

lisa
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lisa

Aw Kassie you’re a class act all the way….
I’m so sorry we’re not going to see more of Blair Cramer in the future.
But I wish you the very best of luck in your future ventures.

Rainbo
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Rainbo

I will be so sad on the last air date. I refuse to watch the CHEW (more like SPEW) or the revolution. ABC sucks for doing this. I won’t watch ANY of their shows…daytime or prime time, ever. I am willing to not watch Modern family and other great shows just to “flip the bird” at ABC. We were going to buy season passes for Disneyland, too, but we decided not to, just because of the “soap slaughter.” I would totally subscribe to a SOAP channel, and pay for lit like I do SHOWTIME and HBO. I wish that were… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

I would sit in a dumpster to watch OLTL if I had to!!!!!!! I’m just so sad…

Dana
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Dana

NMy family (mother and brothes) bave watched all 3 the abc soaps for over 30 years. We loved Dis using things that bad happened and making predictions on what would happen next. I was so mad when they announced they were cancelled that I couldn’t watch any SPF them any more. I was even madder when I heard how they determined how many viewers they had. They only counted live viewers and ones that watched the recorded version the same day. Before DVR. I used VHS tapes to record and watch the shows. Now I record and watch them on… Read more »

Torrey
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Torrey

In my heart of hearts I believe that Prospect Park was paid by ABC to come in and take the heat off of them. All of this has been in too much of a clean and neat package. First ABC makes the announcement in April that they are canceling AMC & OLTL…they get major heat from both fans and advertisers, so in July this company, PP comes out of nowhere and announces that they are going to continue on with both shows in an online format. Keep in mind that one of the co-owners of PP is Richard H. Frank,… Read more »

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Those allegations prompted an internal investigation by WarnerMedia, which led to the dismissal of several key producers at the talk show.

Previously, Ellen shared that she would address what had happened during the new season, but she did so at the top of its first episode back, and repeated some of the same sentiments she also shared in a letter to her crew and staffers.

DeGeneres expressed  “I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power, and I realize that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show. This is The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I am Ellen DeGeneres.”  She was quick to point out that she is turning the page and that “today, we are starting a new chapter.”

Addressing what has been her off-screen behavior vs. her on-air persona, Ellen said: “The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things.  Sometimes I get sad. I get mad. I get anxious. I get frustrated. I get impatient. And I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress… I don’t think I’m that good of an actress that I could come out here every day for 17 years and fool you. This is me, and my intention is to always be the best person I can be. And if I’ve ever let someone down, if I’ve ever hurt their feelings, I’m so sorry for that.”  Within the monologue she shares how she became known as the “Be Kind Lady” a moniker that also came back to bite her during the summer.

So, what do you think about what Ellen has to say at the top of the new season of her show? Do you think this is enough of an explanation to the public? Are you ready to watch her new season? Comment below.

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The first ever virtual Primetime Emmys were held last night amid the coronavirus pandemic with host Jimmy Kimmel presiding over the proceedings in an empty Staple Center in Los Angeles and nominees streamed in from locations in the United States and around the globe.

After the dust settled, Canada was having quite the night with the clean sweep by Schitt’s Creek in the comedy categories.  The series, which ended after its sixth season, saw all of its nominated stars win in all the comedy performer categories: Dan Levy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’ Hara and Annie Murphy.  Dan continued to be on a hot streak also taking the Writing and Directing categories..  The show then won the Comedy Series award.  The impressive night for Schitt’s Creek make it a record-breaker with seven trophies in a row.  That, coupled with their two wins during the Creative Arts Emmys, set the new record for most Emmy wins.

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In the drama categories it was Succession which racked up four major awards including: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor for Jeremy Strong, and in the writing and directing categories.

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The complete list of winner’s from Sunday night are listed below.

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DANIEL LEVY as David Rose  Schitt’s Creek

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
ANNIE MURPHY as Alexis Rose  Schitt’s Creek

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OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
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OUTSTANDING COMPETITION PROGRAM
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OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
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OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
JULIA GARNER as Ruth Langmore Ozark

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So, what did you think of the winners at the 72nd annual Primetime Emmys?  What did you think of the virtual ceremony … thumbs up or thumbs down? Comment below.

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On Saturday night, Ron Cephas Jones took home his second Emmy for his guest-star turn on the hit NBC drama, This Is Us.   Jones, plays the biological father, William Hill to Sterling K. Brown’s Randall Pearson.  Jones took home the gold during the final night of the Creative Arts Emmys leading into Sunday’s night’s major ceremony on the 72nd annual Primetime Emmys on ABC. (8 p.m. EST/5 p. m. PST).

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However, Ron’s win did not go off without hitch!  The broadcast announced The Outsider‘s Jason Bateman as the winner, and then suddenly cut to a commercial.  After the break, a title card acknowledged the mistake and confirmed that the This Is Us star was the actual winner.  In the virtual press room an announcement to all was made that: “They announced the right winner and the right slate, but the voiceover was incorrect.”

So what do you think about Ron Cephas Jones second Emmy win for This Is Us, and his daughter winning an Emmy the same Emmy season? Comment below.

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