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LADIES OF THE LAKE Soap Star Cast Revealed!

A who’s who of soap opera has joined the Ken Corday (EP, DAYS) novel come-to-life online series Ladies of the Lake. Executive producer Michael Caruso and co-executive producer and series star, Kyle Lowder, announced today the cast that will appear in the project.

Ladies of the Lake, tells the story of four wealthy wives living in the exclusive gated community of Avalon.  When their abusive husbands begin to turn up dead, Detective Shawn Daniels (Lowder) launches an investigation, only to discover the many secrets hidden beneath the glossy veneers of Avalon. The script was penned by Caruso, adapted from a novel written by Ken Corday and is being produced through Michael & Barbara Caruso Productions.

Portraying the four mysterious ladies are:  Emmy nominee Martha Madison, in the role of Vivian Montgomery, an intellectual business woman who gave up her career to support her husband, Emmy winner Lilly Melgar as Angelica Louis, the quintessential Hollywood Wife with a tragic past, Marie Wilson as Morgan Firestone, a former pageant queen who became the face of her husband’s shipping empire and Jessica Morris who portrays Crystal Amhurst, a barren trophy wife who will do anything to keep her husbands attention.

The talented female leads will be joined by a distinguished group of thesps playing their ill-fated husbands including: Emmy winners Wally Kurth, in the role of Hudson Montgomery, a tech giant with a wandering eye and Ian Buchanan as Alphonse Louis, a B List movie star who will stop at nothing to land the next part.  Golden Globe nominee Gordon Thomson will be seen as Sheraton Firestone, a shipping magnate whose ruthlessness is unwavering cements when protecting his business empire, and John-Paul Lavoisier will be portraying Jonathan Amhurst, the trust fund millionaire with an inexhaustible sexual appetite.

Three-time Emmy nominee Arianne Zucker is set to star as Clara, an investigative journalist hell bent on revenge with hidden ties to Hudson Montgomery, while Jillian Clare is playing Cassidy Montgomery, the Queen Bee of the Ladies of the Lake children. Also joining the illustrious cast is Emmy nominee Patrika Darbo as Dorothy Nolan, a woman with a sordid past hiding behind the resident golf pro and soap veteran John Callahan as Tommy Nolan, her Avalon Golf Pro husband whose get rich quick schemes are finally catching up to him.

The series to be directed by Emmy-winner Sonia Blangiardo will begin filming next month, and it is set to bow in late summer. . For updates, visit www.ladiesofthelakeseries.com and follow @LOTLSERIES1 on Twitter.

So, what do you think about the cast of Ladies of the Lake? Excited to see some of your favorites in new roles? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Mark
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Mark

This is going to be a hit and YES!!!!

Mark
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Mark

A barren trophy wife and B list actor and oh this is beyond excellent! Thank you can not wait!!

mollie
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mollie

I agree that this has great potential. Looking forward to it. Good cast 🙂

elm1951
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elm1951

i am very anxious to see this online web series……………..

Linda
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Linda

will this be on hulu?

Mo
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Mo

WOW! Lots of Days actors. Good cast. Good luck.

su0000
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su0000

I only know of Wally Kurth, and Ian Buchanan..
It will be 4 (?) episodes online..
I will hold out and watch all the episodes at once, make it movie night..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

su…I thought you watched OLTL? John Paul was Rex. Now he’s on Days I believe…

Steve
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Steve

A very white cast. This would have been a great opportunity to bring in diversity.

Helen
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Helen

I was so amused by some of the characters they described and the sighting of Edmond from AMC- whom I have not seen in years- you are right and hope maybe they read these and make some corrections- although nobody says that about Empire-

Helen
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Helen

These comments are monitored. Yet everyday you are on here as the authority on soaps- and make offensive comments about gays and want your all-white characters and are utterly offensive and if this is to inspire a conversation it is not one I will be a part of ever again.

Mark
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Mark

I got your back, Helen. I saw the post and now it gone but many more and no more fun on here time to go cause I dont play the hater game and you cant even ask a damn question on here without getting your head ripped off or told you are stupid

Steve
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Steve

Well DYLAN, if soaps (in any medium) don’t expand their viewer base they will soon become a thing of the past. The only way to bring in new viewers in mass is to actually have characters that mirror the viewing population. That means black, Asian, Hispanic, white, gay, trans, etc., etc. I rarely read the comments, so I have no idea if what Helen says about you is true. If it is, you really ought to get used to the idea that this is the 21st century. It’ll be here for a awhile.

Jim Preston
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Jim Preston

Well it could be interesting and who knows how much longer Days of Our Lives can survive (sorry but right now it’s pretty awful – that’s just my opinion) as an On-air
broadcast production.
So it would be nice to have a “back-up” show to get a soap fix.

blake
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Yeah at the rate Days is going this is a good idea for people to get their Days fix.

mollie
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mollie

Still, I’ll take Days on a bad day than no Days at all. I still miss As the World Turns and the rich characters and families. I also miss AMC and OLTL. So sad they are gone and will just enjoy Days any day.

Tim Welles
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Tim Welles

I understand Mollie many of us still miss both All My Children and One Life to Live. Some of the storylines lately on Days of our Lives have been awful (John’s kidnapping, the Lo Mein character, etc.) but lately it has shown improvement (has Ben returned or is it just in Abby’s imagination) so I hope it continues on it’s upward swing with the new writing team.

brian
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brian

Very interesting. I am wondering thou, should just always assume that any new project like this is an online show and won’t be on TV broadcast?

scott
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scott

so let me get this straight? Ken Corday is working on this project and not trying to fix all that is wrong with Days….his parent’s must be really proud of their legacy…..wow, unbelievable…it’s like they want Days to fail…..so sad for Salem and it’s 51st year…..

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Ken Corday is thinking outside the soap box.Maybe as a backup plan just in case Days doesn’t get renewed for another year.

Dylan
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Dylan

Scott, his parents are dead. So, they are neither proud or non proud. They are dead. Love him or hate him, I think Ken tries his best to keep DAYS alive. I truly hope the switch to a less forward schedule will make a LOT of difference!!

Mar
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Mar

What a pairing. Ken Corday and Michael Caruso. So looking forward to it. Great lineup of actors. Interesting story. IMO this will blow us all away. Best of luck to all involved.

lou piikes
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lou piikes

I can’t wait to see Ladies of the Lake. I hope all the ladies around devious and vicious.

Robin
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Robin

Well this is awesome! Ian and JP and Wally all a great group of actors.

Robin
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Robin

I was wondering what John Callahan has been up to lately. I am glad he is in the show.

Mo
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Mo

I would say they are using an old photo of John.

And John-Paul has cut his hair.

I don’t like the photo they have of Arianne. She looks mad.

Marie
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Marie

Sounds Awesome!

Dylan
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Dylan

DYNASTY when she was learning to walk???

Mo
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Mo

Kinda reminds me of Desperate Housewives. Not that that’s bad.

Timmm
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Timmm

I like all the participants and will give it a whirl. I’ve tried other online soaps and it just didnt click BUT you never know. Wally, Wally, Wally, why not!

Glynda Tibbit
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Glynda Tibbit

Sounds like this show will be a hit! Can’t wait to see it. There’s a whole lot of talent lined up. Keep me updated. Thanks!

carly
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carly

I cant wait for this Days is great so this should be too!More love for Corday fans!!

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Beloved Soap Stars Left Out of 2021 Primetime Emmy Broadcast In-Memoriam Tribute

Last night, during the presentation of the 73rd annual Primetime Emmys broadcast on CBS, the annual In-Memoriam segment brought with it so many households names in a year that saw so many legacy talents and more pass away.

The tribute was performed by Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste to Bridge’s song, “River”, and as the images of the departed played across the screens from Cloris Leachman to Cicely Tyson, to Ed Asner to Michael K. Williams, and more, it was clear that several of the major late daytime soap stars were not included in the on-air tribute as well as other omissions.

Now granted, we know they will all be a part of next year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in-memoriam segment, but still these actors were a part of this community and not only appeared on the soaps, but other shows as well.

Those that daytime fans noticed were not included were: Michael Nader (Ex-Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick, Dynasty and All My Children) Stuart Damon (Ex-Alan Quartermaine, General Hospital), Ray MacDonnell (Ex-Joe Martin, All My Children) and Jay Pickett (Ex-Frank Scanlon, Port Charles).

From primetime MIA action were: Michael Constantine (Ex-Room 222), Tanya Roberts (Ex-Charlie’s Angeles), Director, Richard Donner, writer Larry McMurty, and DMX, to name but a few.

However, the Television Academy did list all of its members who died on their website in the In-Memoriam section, because due to time constraints, they could not possibly showcase everyone.

What do you feel about the omissions of Nader, Damon, MacDonnell, Pickett, and more from the In-Memoriam tribute? Let us know in the comment section, but first watch the segment.

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AMC Alum Sarah Michelle Gellar Reflecting on Her Time on Soaps: “Anything I Can Do to Continue the Legacy I’m Very Proud Of”

Daytime fans knew of Sarah Michelle Gellar her way before her Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, when she stepped on to the small screen as Erica’s (Susan Lucci) troubled daughter Kendall Hart on ABC’s All My Children. 

Gellar played the role from 1993 to 1995, and made a brief return in 2011 as the show came to its conclusion on ABC. Additionally, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the Outstanding Younger Actress category in 1995.

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Sarah has partnered with Lysol for their brand’s Disinfecting Wipes “Buy One, Donate One” program. where now through September 26, whenever a pack of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes is purchased, another pack will automatically be donated to an under-resourced school through the Kids In Need Foundation.

The program is aimed to help curb the spread of illness-causing germs in schools this back-to-school season, a total of up to 16 million packs of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes will be donated to Title I schools across the country.

The program is the latest component of Lysol’s HERE for Healthy Schools initiative. Started in 2019 with the mission to help curb the spread of preventable illness and to help kids miss less school so they are able to learn, grow and thrive, HERE for Healthy Schools has provided educational materials for students and Lysol disinfecting supplies for educators and administrators to more than 49,000 schools across the country. This year, HERE for Healthy Schools is focused on helping to protect children, educators and parents as they make their big return to in-person learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with TV Insider on the partnership, Gellar recalled her time on the soaps and how it changed her career and outlook, noting: “it was the training ground for the rest of my career.”

She went on to say: “I made incredible friends at that time and I learned incredible work habits, and soap operas are an intense amount of work, and I’m incredibly grateful for that time and the people that I met.  We live in a world now where my kids don’t even really know what a soap opera is, so anything I can do to continue the legacy I’m very proud of.”

So, do you remember Sarah’s time on AMC? What do you think of her thoughts on her time on the soaps? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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