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Kimberly McCullough Directs Episode Of ‘The Conners’; Shares Pics From Show Night

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As fans of director and actress Kimberly McCullough know, earlier this week she announced that she would be directing an episode of the the re=branded and renamed ‘Rosanne-less’ series, The Conners.  She originally shared the news of getting the nod to direct the hit comedy sitcom with a photo of the famous Conner kitchen with the words “Yup”.

However on Saturday, Kimberly shared some more behind the scenes photos from tape night, or show night, as they call it in the biz.   She is pictured above with cast members Michael Fishman and Maya Lynne Robinson.

ABC executive Nathan Varni tweeted to McCullough: “Thanks for a great week ⁦⁩ directing ⁦⁩ #107! See you soon for your next episode”

No airdate has been released as to when Kimberly’s ‘The Conners” directorial debut will air, but MF TV will keep you posted.

McCullough was also busy directing an episode of the new FOX sitcom, The Cool Kids just the other week.

How fabulous that the woman who has brought General Hospital’s Robin Scorpio Drake to life is finding just as much success now behind the camera as in front of it.

Will you be checking out Kimberly’s episode of The Conners when it airs?  Do you hope that between all of these directing gigs, she might fit in a visit back to GH? Share your thoughts below.

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Caleb
Caleb

She clearly has a terrific relationship with ABC – directing on various shows and showing up on GH occasionally. So happy for her and glad that Robin is still alive and a presence in Port Charles.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I love “The Connors” and I love Kimberly. What more can I ask for? This episode is going to be perfect.

Shelley Dinner
Shelley Dinner

Good for Kimberly that her branching out into directing has proven to be successful. She is a real go-getter. And we know she’s always welcome back to GH as the beloved Robin.

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

poor abc and there garbage lineup are people watching the conners

Timmm
Timmm

That is so cool! Glad to see Kim is fulfilling her dreams!

Shay
Shay

@Timmm….Yes, to Kim fulfilling her dreams, but unfortunately it’s for this ABC flop of a Roseanne-less revenge reboot

Timmm
Timmm

Yes Shayster, a huge hole. There just is no middle without her. All the characters are decent but everything always ended up in Roseann’s lap and now the characters have nowhere to turn to. In other words, I think it is still well written but there just is no big giant meaningful hug at the end!

su000
su000

There is absolutely nothing that Kimberly McCullough could do to make the Cornners watchable, it really stinks, bad..
Really, it is horrible..

without Roseanne, there is no family of quality.

FAIL !

Timmm
Timmm

The ratings are okay BUT once they have something new they want to push, its gone for good!

Shay
Shay

Not only that, Timmm, but there was no need to be so vindictive to the beloved eponymous character by killing her off, especially in such an insidious manner! It would have been far more humane to come up with a whimsical, less permanent, means of explaining her absence and leaving an opportunity for her possible return down the road. (Now it can only be as an apparition, and there is probably little chance anyway….) For example, I think Roseanne should have gone M.I.A. whilst attending a Trump rally…to be later revealed she had actually met and experienced a newfound happiness with a MAGA family in need of a loving mom whose life was much less stressful and fractious than that found within the confines of The Conners! Would. have made a great spinoff, too!!!!!!!!

Joyce Smith
Joyce Smith

I’ve been watching the Conners and will continue. I love Kimberly as Robin on GH.

Charday
Charday

Nope–won’t be watching that unfunny sitcom. Roseanne should have never been fired after her explanation and apology.

Timmm
Timmm

Alec Baldwin screws up all the time and he has gotten 4th and 5th chances! Not Roseanne! Double standard. Where is the outrage?

Shay
Shay

Not to mention the fact that Baldwin actually broke the law by causing bodily harm to another human being, as opposed to Roseanne merely exercised her freedom of speech with an ill-chosen remark where nobody was physically hurt…that’s beyond a double standard! It’s a totally disproportionate reaction to one situation when the latter was far more serious, yet with apparently fewer punitive consequences. Baldwin’s ridiculous talkshow is still airing, albeit now in the deadzone Saturday night timeslot, whilst Roseanne’s character is dead and buried.

Timmm
Timmm

Oh yeah, look at Bill Maher, he continues to get in trouble and his ass is still employed! Why? How about his latest attack on Stan Lee? Stan Lee had more talent in his pinky than Maher has in his whole hateful body!

Shay
Shay

Bill and his big mouth have been dodging bullets forever! Of course, ABC canned his late night show after one too many of his controversial comments, although by today’s standards, it was quite mild compared to the remarks he has recently offered up!!! Oh well, just another Hollyweird-o to ignore…they really do come a dime a dozen these days!!!! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, Timmm!.

Timmm
Timmm

Shay, Happy Thanksgiving to you and lets all Make GH, Y&R and America Great Again!

Shay
Shay

Thank you and amen to that, Timmm!!! The dream remains alive, although I’m also extending greetings for a Happy Thanksgiving to those friends of ours at MFTV who do not share our particular vision…especially longtime regulars James, Harry, Rose, Su and Patrick, whose posts I still often enjoy despite our sometimes differences of opinion. Each one offers an individual perspective that makes their contributions interesting, special and unique, so I am appreciative for their continued presence here and wish for them a peaceful, lovely Thanksgiving weekend and holiday season.

Patrick
Patrick

You can be a riot – instant laugh out loud

Thank you Ms. Shay .. all around Salute

Shay
Shay

Right back at you, Patrick!!!!! I meant every word! Despite the more recent emphasis upon “current events,” I fondly recall our previous years at MFSoaps when the aforementioned “cast of characters” never failed to make my day with their immense humor, talent, intelligence and often, ruthlessly accurate observations regarding all things soaps and then some! I’ve often missed those highly amusing times, but still consider your posts to be must-reads written by truly indispensible people that I quite simply like regardless of our differences! Happy Holidays!

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Angelica McDaniel OUT as CBS Head of Daytime As Network Restructures

There has been a swift turn in the CBS Daytime hierarchy.  In news this evening, CBS Head of Daytime Angelica McDaniel has exited the network and her position, following a restructuring which dissolved her position.

According to Deadline:  McDaniel’s position is being eliminated as the network is folding the daytime team into the Current Programming department headed by Amy Reisenbach.”  Angelica had been with the company for nine years.

Reportedly, McDaniel’s last day at CBS was today.  The move by CBS now makes it similar to how ABC handles their soap opera, General Hospital as it is overseen by Vicki Dummer. who oversees all scripted series for the day-pa

Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment said in a stateement: “Angelica McDaniel championed our daytime series line up with creativity, passion and energy and broke new ground by helping launch the Network’s first daytime talk show in years while respecting the long history and tradition of the dramas and game shows. We appreciate her many contributions and wish her well on her next endeavors.”

McDaniel oversaw The Young and the Restless (who’s ratings have been on a decline of late) and The Bold and the Beautiful for the network.  She also was responsible for championing The Talk to daytime television.  Angelica was promoted over a short period of time by industry standards to her position after her accomplishments.

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So, what do you think about the departure of Angelica McDaniel from CBS Daytime? And what it means for the future of the CBS soaps now that they will fall under the auspices of Current Programming department? Comment below.

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GMA’s Lara Spencer Says, “I Screwed Up” As She Apologizes For Insensitive Prince George Ballet Joke

After a major backlash, Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer apologized Monday morning on-air during the ABC morning show, over comments she made last week over now six-year-old Prince George taking ballet classes.

In her apology, Spencer told GMA viewers: “I screwed up.  The comment I made about dance was insensitive, it was stupid, and I am deeply sorry.”

Several key figures in the dance community spoke out following her remarks, and Spencer herself also spoke to them over the last few days telling viewers: “I have listened, I have learned about the bravery it takes for a young boy to pursue a career in dance.”

From there, a previously recorded group interview Spencer conducted with three male dancers; Robbie Fairchild (Cats), Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance) and Fabrice Calmels (Joffrey Ballet), was shown as each expressed their personal journey and often the humiliation they felt as young boys when they were laughed at and made fun of because of dance.

All of this was kicked off by Spencer making a comment during the Thursday ‘Pop News’ segment on GMA, in which she talked about Prince George’s  “curriculum”.

Lara said in her commentary: “In addition to the usual first- and second-grade things like math, science and history, the future King of England will be putting down the Play-Doh to take on religious studies, computer programming, poetry and ballet, among other things.” She then paused which gave way to chortles in the audience and went on to say: “Prince William says Prince George absolutely loves ballet. I have news for you, Prince William: We’ll see how long that lasts. I mean, he might! He might end up … Between the religious studies and the computer programming, I just want to go back to the Play-Doh!”

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From Debbie Allen, to Rosie O’Donnell, to the wife of the late great dancer Gene Kelly, these women were among those who took swift action commenting on Lara’s remarks and how she mocked ballet.  Outside the GMA studios Monday morning were hundreds of male dancers doing their ballet moves, as well.

So, what do you think of Spencer’s remarks and her apology? Comment below. But first watch the segment and what went down this morning on GMA.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: From The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown to Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America the celebrity line-up was announced for the upcoming fall season and 28th edition of Dancing with the Stars.  Within the list of competitors are: The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, former Dawson’s Creek star, James Van Der Beek, and even disgraced White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, and the “Uptown Girl” herself, supermodel Christie Brinkley 

In addition to the above celebs, showing their best ballroom dance moves will also be: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, The Office‘s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel‘s Kel Mitchell, plus The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, and American Idol Season 10 runner-up  and now country/pop star, Lauren Alaina.

As for the former pro athletes in the cast; those slots belong to: former NFL linebacker of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former NBA player (and former hubby to Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom.

On the pro dancer side, this season will mark the return of Peta Murgatroyd who last competed three seasons ago, as well as newcomers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. In addition, the cast will include the steps of: Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

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This season viewers will not learn of the celebrity/pro pairings till the night of the premiere.

All the moves kick-off on Monday night, September 26th at 8PMEST/7PMCST on ABC.

So, what do you think of the new cast of DWTS? Who do you think on paper stands the best chance of being a top contender for the Mirror Ball Trophy? Weigh-in below.

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