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LISTEN NOW: Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman Season Premiere

Tonight on the season premiere of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, get ready for a full house of some of your daytime drama favorites.

Join Michael and his in-studio special guest co-host Daytime Emmy winner, General Hospital’s Laura Wright, for our 90-minute broadcast

Michael and Laura will be joined by special guests: GH’s Michael Easton, DAYS’ Stacy Haiduk, and Y&R’s Jason Thompson, plus you never know who might pop up!

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win two VIP tickets to one of nine GH Fantasy Events throughout the country courtesy of Coastal Entertainment,

To call-in and pose a question or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.  

The season premiere begins its stream-live at 7PMPST/10PMEST.  You can also head on over to the Soap Nation Live! page at Spreaker.com, if you have any trouble listening to the show here.

Portions of the broadcast can also be viewed at Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/michaelfairmanTV

Now, listen live to the broadcast below. If you are tuning-in shortly before 7PMPST, you will hear some musical interludes before we go live for showtime. Make sure to press the play button on the player below. We hope you enjoy the show!

Listen to “Soap Nation Live Season Premiere 2018” on Spreaker.

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Hello are y’all on

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Is it hard to remember the lines on set?

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Hello Laura I’m a big fan I watch the show everyday can’t miss it do you know when you guys will be coming in the Boston ma area .

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I think Kristina and Terry will become a couple

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I don’t know if this comment directly applies to MF’s Soap Nation Live, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he mentioned Aretha Franklin’s passing. Apparently she was a great fan of Y&R and Bold and Beautiful. I hope the following comment I found online isn’t isn’t too long…
“As the world mourns the loss of Aretha Franklin, there are two words that you might not hear used to describe the “Respect” singer: soap fan.
Franklin was a huge fan of The Young and the Restless. In fact, that love of Genoa City earned Franklin two invitations to the Daytime Emmys.

“The Young and the Restless [is] one of my all-time favorite shows,” Franklin shared in a 1997 video that introduced the CBS soap’s Daytime Emmy montage. “I watch it in the morning. I watch it when I’m at home. I watch it when I’m in concert. I watch it when I’m asleep. I WATCH IT!”

Rest In Peace to the Queen of Soul and our dear friend Aretha Franklin. Sending our deepest sympathies to Aretha’s family. #YR pic.twitter.com/eka5v7okz4
— Young & The Restless (@YRInsider) August 16, 2018

She even had a favorite character — the mustache himself, Victor Newman.

“Victor is one of my favorite characters in The Young and the Restless. I love the way he makes his approach to a woman. He’s the all-time player,” Franklin beamed as she tried to mimic Eric Braeden’s voice. “I love the way he operates.”

Franklin also appeared as a presenter at the 2005 Daytime Emmys.

It also seems that Franklin’s love of soaps went beyond just Y&R. The Bold and the Beautiful’s VP of Communications Eva Basler shared a story of how Franklin was excited to see some familiar B&B faces in the crowd at the Daytime Emmys

“It was my first year at #BoldandBeautiful & we were at rehearsals in #NYC. #ArethaFranklin was on stage & looked down to the floor & screamed, ‘RIDGE! THORNE!’ excited to see them in the front row,” Basler wrote on Twitter. “Later, I had the honor of escorting Susan Flannery & her thru the gifting suite.”

rose
rose

Speaking of Y&R, I never saw Billy Miller when he was Billy Abbott on Y&R. But I did see him on “Suits” this week. He showed a dimension I haven’t seen on GH. Versatile actor.

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THIS WEEK: Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi Exit DAYS As Chabby Says Their “I Do’s” In Heart-tugging Moments

By now, Days of our Lives fans have learned that this week marks the end of the run, for now, of Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi as Chad and Abby.  But before they exit look for wedding bells to ring as Chabby remarries.

When Marci Miller decided to depart the role of Abigail, Kate Mansi returned to the role she played before Miller to finish the arc, which would have potentially left Abby to leave town and Chad to be without her, since Mansi signed on to just complete the storyline,

DAYS head writer Ron Carlivati told Soap Opera Digest  (in latest issue on newsstands now) the thought process of having the duo leave together: “While it was kind of agonizing to make the decision that Chad will exit the canvas with Abigail, I decided that was the best thing for the couple, it was the best thing for the fans and it was the best thing for the show. The way that they exit is very, very open-ended. It’s not like someone is going to die. They leave happy and the door is completely open for them to come back. As much as I’m sure some people will be sad to see them go, I think they’ll be happy to see them go together. It just seemed so unfair to not give them a happy ending. And I just didn’t see how that happy ending would work if Chad stayed in Salem and Abigail left.”   He added: “Obviously, if the time is right, the story is right, and the people are available, they’ll be back.”

Looks like we all need to get out the hankies after checking out the latest NBC promo for Chad and Abby’s wedding and farewell.  You can watch it below.  Then let us know if you are sad to see Billy and Kate exit DAYS, and if you hope they will be back sooner than later via the comment section below.

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Drake Hogestyn Chats On John Black’s Latest Predicament With Diana and Leo On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

The complex life of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) just got even more complicated on NBC’s Days of our Lives; thanks to the arrival of his ex-flame Diana Colville (Judith Chapman) and the bombshell that bad boy Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart), who has been causing so much trouble for Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith), is actually his biological son!  Boy, John certainly has had some kids he never knew about pop up (remember, Paul Narita is John’s son, too).  But, is this all a tale spun by Diana, or the truth regarding Leo?

Longtime DAYS vet, Drake Hogestyn sits down with host, Michael Fairman on an all-new installment of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast.  During the conversation, Drake talks about his surprise learning from the script that Diana Cooper was indeed his ex, Diana Colville.

The beloved actor reveals that at one point he thought Genie Francis (Laura, GH) might be coming back to reprise the role, but now that it’s Judith Chapman he is having a great time acting opposite her.  In addition, being a true historian of DAYS, Drake takes the listeners on some fun facts that they may not have remembered. Later, Hogestyn reveals why he and Deidre Hall (Marlena) have found such success as DAYS’ enduring John and Marlena.

Michael commends Drake on his Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his emotional turn following Marlena being shot at the Jarlena nuptials, and the family saying their goodbyes believing she was going to die, especially she the good doc had a DNR request on her legal forms filed with the hospital.

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In the backstage segment of the podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady) takes Fairman on what a typical production day is like for him and others in Salem: visiting the wardrobe department, stopping to talk to the stage manager, and chatting it up with co-stars along the way including: Lauren Koslow (Kate) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah).

The new episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is currently streaming on NBC.com here, and will be available for download via iTunes on Monday.

So, do you think John will do next now that Diana is working her way back into his life, and Leo is his son?  Will he tell Marlena what is going on?  What did you think of the sentiments shared by Drake in the interview? Comment below.

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‘Days of our Lives’ Producer Files Lawsuit Against Sony Pictures Television

In a breach of contract and fraud complaint filed this morning, Corday Productions, the Producers of Days of our Lives, is seeking 20 million dollars in damages from its producing partner, Sony Pictures Television, as well as its Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems divisions, and to significantly take back control of the show.

In the 33-page court filed document this morning, Deadline.com noted some of the key points contained within.  Corday Productions is alleging that Sony has treated the show unfairly skewed in favor of its Sony-owned daytime drama series, The Young and the Restless.  The complaint indicates that, “While the domestic ratings for Days of Our Lives have remained largely constant, Sony’s distribution receipts have decreased by over 50%. This dramatic decline is directly attributable to a decision at the highest levels of Sony management to eliminate any competition to its own wholly-owned series The Young and The Restless also distributed by Sony.”

Sony Pictures Television distributes Days of our Lives in overseas territories, and in ancillary markets such as digital streaming.  The DAYS suit alleges that Sony has failed to sell the show in key territories including: Great Britain, France, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Canada, France, Zambia, and South Africa.”

In the lawsuit, the producers also claim that Sony has stiffed them by forcing the production company, Corday Productions, to absorb budgetary deficits . The filing also claims that Sony is “imposing solely on Corday the burden of absorbing the multi-million dollar annual operating deficits due to an inadequate NBC license fee and mandating an inefficient, costly production schedule.”

The complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, also alleges that Sony has provided Corday with inaccurate accounting and has failed to pay millions of dollars in profits.

Make sure to read more on the lawsuit click here.

So, what do you think about some of the key points that the Days of our Lives producers bring up in their lawsuit against Sony? Comment below.

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