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‘Knots Landing’s’ Donna Mills on the Passing of Kevin Dobson: “Our Hearts Ache to Lose Our Dear Kevin”

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Over the Labor Day weekend, Knots Landing fans learned of the passing of one of their most beloved cast members, Kevin Dobson at the age of 77.

Dobon played Mack McKenzie on the CBS primetime soap from its fourth season to its conclusion.

Donna Mills (Ex-Abby) took to her Instagram to share her remembrances of one of Seaview Circle’s finest sharing: “We were a family. We still are. Our hearts ache to lose our dear Kevin. Rest in paradise Kevin.”

Back in December of 2019, Knots Landing was commemorated with several events surrounding what would have been its 40th anniversary.

Kevin and the cast reunited along the way for several specials after the series cancellation back in 1993.

What are your thoughts of Donna words on the passing of Kevin Dobson? Comment below.

 

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We were a family. We still are. Our hearts ache to loose our dear Kevin. Rest in paradise Kevin❤️ #knotslanding

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Jimh
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He briefly played Mickey Horton on Days

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I always liked him. This is sad news. I’ll keep his family in my prayers.

Ray
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I’m not sure if there was a bigger fan of the show than me in the 1980s. I always loved Michelle Lee (Karen) and Kevin (Mac). I also loved William Devane, Alec Baldwin, Donna and Nicolette. The best storyline was Olivia, Abby’s daughter, being on drugs.

This is one show I would love to see a re-boot. I am sad that KD would not be a part of it, but Karen, Abby, Val and others had kids that would be a “next generation” KL.

Michael (not Fairman)
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I’m kind of glad they’ve never done a reboot. KL in its original incarnation was just the embodiment of perfection for so much of its run. A reboot would have the cards stacked against it; it would be awfully hard for it to be anything but a disappointment, compared to the original.

Patrick
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that natural curl; masculinity ; chest hair

??? who knew ? I flew with this

Patrick
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Tom Cudahy: ( AMC ) natural curl, masculinity; chest hair

around the same time… I do not mind this

Diane Letulier
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Myself and the fans in the Knots Landing Community are beyond devastated over this. He was such an amazing man always of service to his family and Country. And our beloved Mac McKenzie. He will be in our hearts forever

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‘The Talk’ Renewed for its 12th Season

After its controversial 11th season and following the departure of original cast member, Sharon Osbourne, there had been chatter that maybe the The Talk would come to an end.

However, news today from CBS has that it has renewed its top daytime talker, and the series will live to see another day for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

Having debuted in October 2010, the show now features Carrie Ann Inaba (who also serves as the show’s moderator), Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth as it primary co-hosts.

As with previous amalgamations of the co-hosts, the women discuss the latest headlines, current events, and human-interest stories of the day.

The series put out this tweet on their pick-up sharing: “JUST ANNOUNCED! #TheTalk has been officially renewed for another year on @CBSreturning for a 12th season in 2021-2022! More fun, more topics, more talk!”

So, glad The Talk is continuing on, or did you think it was time for it to go? Comment below.

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‘Ryan’s Hope’ Star and Soap Vet, John Gabriel Has Passed Away at 90

Heartbreaking news Monday morning and to start the week. Beloved Ryan’s Hope soap veteran, John Gabriel (Ex-Dr. Seneca Beaulac) has died.

His daughter, actress Andrea Gabriel (Lost) shared the news of his passing via her Instagram account.

In her statement, Andrea shared: “It is with an unspeakably heavy heart that I share the news of my father’s passing.  John Gabriel was my hero, my role model, and my champion, but above all, my daddy… I will love you forever.”

Gabriel’s run on Ryan’s Hope was in two parts.  He started with the ABC daytime drama series in 1975 and stayed till 1985.  He then returned from 1988 to 1989.  Seneca’s love story with Jillian Coleridge (the late Nancy Addison Altman) was often front and center on the series.

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As soap fans know, John was married to another former soap star, Sandy Gabriel (Ex-Edna Thornton, All My Children and  Ex-Christine Venet Ryan’s Hope), and is also survived by his other daughter Melissa and their two grandsons.

Throughout his daytime soap career, Gabriel received one Daytime Emmy nomination back in 1980.  He also appeared in roles on General Hospital, Loving, The Bold and the Beautiful, Generations and Days of our Lives.

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In primetime he was known for his roles on Gilligan’s Island, Mary Tyler Moore Show.  John was also an accomplished singer performing on many variety and talk show through the years.

In 1995, Gabriel produced the late Charles Grodin’s talk show Charles Grodin for CNBC.

No official cause of death for Gabriel was revealed, and no memorial plans as of this moment.

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Sheryl Underwood to Host the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood will become a five-time host of the Daytime Emmy Awards, although this time going solo, as CBS and NATAS have announced today that she will handle the duties for the upcoming 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

The CBS broadcast will airs on Friday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET on the network as well as streaming live on Paramount Plus.

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According to Variety, “Underwood will emcee the show from Los Angeles, where a stage has been set up for the show, but the pre-taped broadcast will also include presenters and honorees from their own show studios and homes to accept their awards. Although many of the key daytime drama, game and talk show awards will be presented on the telecast, additional winners will be announced simultaneously on Twitter, via the @DaytimeEmmys handle.”

The Daytime Emmys are presented to programs broadcast between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m.  The show includes content that originally premiered in calendar-year 2020, and is judged by a pool of peer professionals from across the television industry.

So, what do you think of Underwood being named the solo host of this year’s Emmy broadcast? Comment below.

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