Connect with us

Guiding Light

Kurt McKinney joins the cast of Gotham!

Kurt Mckinney

© JPI Studios

Kurt McKinney is latest soaper to jump on Martha Byrne’s Gotham bandwagon. McKinney is  most remembered for his roles as Matt Reardon on Guiding Light and Ned Ashton on General Hospital. In Gotham, McKinney will be playing Liam Kelly.   He joins the recently announced Lisa Peluso (Veronica Manning) and Kin Shriner (Jon Prescott) in the all soap all-star cast.  The next episode of Gotham will premiere Monday night at 8 p.m. ET at

Guiding Light

‘Daytime Stars and Strikes for Autism’ Announces Fundraiser Dates; Proceeds to Jerry verDorn Scholarship Fund and Autism Society of America

Daytime Stars and Strikes has announced its 19th annual fundraiser on October 7th and 8th, with four events in New York City at Port Authority’s Frames Bowling Center. All proceeds will be going to the Autism Society of America and the Jerry verDorn Scholarship Fund.

As daytime fans know, Jerry hosted the event for 18 years which started with his time on Guiding Light (ex-Ross) and then on to One Life to Live (ex-Clint). Sadly, Jerry passed away in May of 2022.  The scholarship honors Jerry’s legacy of his love for the theatre and Daytime Stars and Strikes and sends children with autism to theatre camps, tuition-free.

The mission of Daytime Stars and Strikes for Autism is to raise funds and awareness on behalf of individuals on the Autism Spectrum.  To ensure all receive opportunities to learn, socialize, establish friendships, receive educational and employment opportunities and live their best life without barriers and in a safe environment.

Photo: JPI

Below is the line-up of events:

  • Saturday, October 7th 2:00 – 4:00 pm:  Trent Dawson and Friends Play Reading.  As The World Turns alumni Trent Dawson, Michael Park and Roger Howarth (Trent/Henry Coleman/ATWT, Michael (Jack Snyder/ATWT, and Roger (Todd Manning/OLTL & Paul Ryan/ATWT) will perform a play reading with an intimate meet and greet, question and answer session to follow.
  • Saturday, October 7th 8:00 – 10:00 pm:  Bradley Cole & Friends Concert – Some of your favorite actors will perform with Bradley Cole (Prince Richard/Guiding Light) and his band.  All proceeds will go directly to the Jerry verDorn Scholarship Fund – sending children with Autism to theatre camps.
  • Sunday, October 8th 12:00 – 2:00 pm: Daytime Stars and Strikes Bowling for Autism.  Liz Keifer (Blake/GL) and Ron Raines (Alan/GL) co-host this fan fav bowling event with an 80’s dress up theme and contests for best dressed, strikes, spares, etc.  Food and soft drinks included in the ticket price.
  • Sunday, October 8th 3:00 – 5:00 pm – The Fifth Annual “Bauer” Barbeque hosted by everyone’s favorite “Bauer” – Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer/GL).  Grab a Bauer burger, brush up on your Guiding Light trivia and get ready for some handbag bingo where you have an opportunity to win name brand handbags!  Food and soft drinks included in the ticket price.

    Photo: JPI

All ticket pricing, actors scheduled to appear, location of the venue and a special hotel block of Rooms at the Sheraton near Port Authority can be found on the website at

So, looks like a fun weekend ahead featuring, Roger Howarth, Michael Park, Bradley Cole, Liz Keifer, Ron Raines, Michael O’Leary and many more for a good cause.  Will you attend Daytime Stars and Strikes for Autism 2023? Let us know in the comment section below.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Kim Zimmer and Jada Rowland Chat Live and Reminisce on ‘The Doctors’ 1980 Episodes

Last week, Michael Fairman TV exclusively revealed that Retro TV has found 181 episodes of the beloved NBC soap opera from 1980, and they are now streaming on the It’s Real Good TV app, and soon will be airing on the cable outlet beginning on July 29th.  These episodes mark the last remaining of the series, as the final two years are believed to have been erased by NBC after an exhaustive search by Retro TV’s executive and production team.

To help launch the last available season to longtime fans, You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel will welcome two of The Doctors most memorable and iconic stars; four-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Kim Zimmer (ex-Nola Dancy Aldrich, The Doctors, ex-Reva, Guiding Light, ex-Echo, One Life to Live) and Jada Rowland (ex-Carolee Aldrich, The Doctors).  Make sure to join us on Monday night, July 17th at 8 PMET/5PM PT for this very special conversation.

Kim and Jada will be on hand, virtually, to reminisce about their time on the former NBC soap opera, the storylines fans can see for the first time in years, and offer more insight into the making of the series, and talk on their soap starts and enduring careers.

On The Doctors, Kim Zimmer played Nola from 1979-1982 and took over the role from Kathleen Turner, while Jada Rowland took over the role of Carolee from Carolee Campbell in 1976 and stayed with the series till its conclusion in 1982.

The 1980 season of The Doctors also features some of the greatest names in its history including: Alec Baldwin as Billy Aldrich, David Canary as cult leader ‘Far Wind’, David O’Brien as Dr. Steve Aldrich, Jennifer Houlton as Greta Powers, and of course, James Pritchett as Dr. Matt Powers.

If you have a question you would like posed to Kim or Jada during the livestream, make sure to leave it in the comment section below, and let us know if you are excited to watch the 1980 episodes of The Doctors.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

75th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced: Judith Light and Murray Bartlett Score Nods

Nominations were announced this morning for the 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards scheduled, as of now, (pending Writer’s Guild strike resolution) to air on Fox on Monday night, September 18th.

Prior to that, the 2023 Creative Arts Emmy Awards are currently slated to be held over two consecutive nights, on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th. Again, pending resolution of the writer’s strike.

The Daytime Emmys, which were scheduled to held at the end of June, were postponed due to the strike and no new date has been slated, as of now.

Yvette Nicole Brown (GH guest star, A Black Lady Sketch Show, Community) hosted the nominations reveal alongside Frank Scherma, Chairman of the Television Academy via a livestream.

Photo: HBO

Leading the pack were HBO’s Succession with 27 total nominations, followed by HBO’s The Last Of Us with 24, The White Lotus with 23 total nods, and Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso with 21.

Some very familiar names to daytime drama fans also came away with nominations and will be vying for the gold statuette this fall.  First, Judith Light (ex-Karen, One Life to Live) landed a nomination in the Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category for her performance in Poker Face.

Photo: AppleTV+

Meanwhile, Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus, Guiding Light) landed not one, but two nominations. Bartlett is nominated in the Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his performance in Welcome to Chippendales. He also received a nod for Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his work in The Last of Us.  Another alumni, the late Ray Liotta (ex-Joey, Another World) will be in competing in the same category as Bartlett for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his performance in Black Bird.


In addition, Chrishell Stause (ex-All My Children, Y&R and DAYS) reality series, Selling Sunset was nominated in the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program category.  With certain categories leaving the Daytime Emmys and heading to the Primetime awards, Outstanding Game Show and Game Show Host nominees are:

Family Feud
The Price Is Right
That’s My Jam
Wheel of Fortune

Photo: ABC

Mayim Bialik, Jeopardy!
Steve Harvey, Family Feud
Ken Jennings, Jeopardy!
Keke Palmer, Password
Pat Sajak, Wheel of Fortune

Now, for some of the major Primetime Emmy Award nominations below:

Better Call Saul
The Crown
House of the Dragon
The Last of Us

The White Lotus

Sharon Horgan, Bad Sisters
Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us
Keri Russell, The Diplomat
Sarah Snook, Succession

Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
Brian Cox, Succession
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us
Jeremy Strong, Succession

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
Meghann Fahy, The White Lotus
Sabrina Impacciatore, The White Lotus
Aubrey Plaza, The White Lotus
Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul
J. Smith-Cameron, Succession
Simona Tabasco, The White Lotus

F. Murray Abraham, The White Lotus
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Michael Imperioli, The White Lotus
Theo James, The White Lotus
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Alan Ruck, Succession
Will Sharpe, The White Lotus
Alexander Skarsgard, Succession

Continue Reading

Video Du Jour

Peter Reckell returns for a second visit with Michael Fairman following the wrap-up of his recent run as Bo Brady on Days of our Lives.Leave A Comment

Recent Comments

Power Performance

Kim Coles as Whitley

Days of our Lives

Airdate: 7-24- 2023