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Listen to the Show: Michael Fairman on Llanview P.A. Radio last night!

In case you missed last night’s edition of Llanview P.A. Radio with hosts Thomas Hart and Trudi Bills, On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman was the special guest for the full hour discussion of all things One Life to Live and Llanview!

Topics of conversation included: One Life to Live’s move online via Prospect Park, Frank Valentini’s new role as Vice President Serial Dramas with the company, the four actors who have made an early commitment to stay on with OLTL when the show moves to the web, and the original cancellation notice of OLTL and AMC being taken off the ABC Daytime line-up.  Plus, fans grieving the loss of their favorite daytime soaps.

Michael and the hosts also took calls from the listeners during the hour, all very passionate about the series, and wanting to know more about their favorites and the Prospect Park deal.

You can listen to the full episode in the player after the jump!

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This was a great interview. Really enjoyed listening to it…..loved to hear the insight that Michael had to offer about AMC/OLTL and Prospect Park.

Michael said what I have been feeling about AMC for quite some time….the cast got screwed over with this move to California, promised things that never came to be and then were cancelled….so I can see them being a little skeptical about this whole Prospect Park venture. To me, and this is just my opinion, AMC has been in trouble for quite some time. I believe that there have been some major casting issues and some huge writing problems that essential brought AMC to the end of the road. As far as OLTL is concerned, I’m still scratching my head trying to figure out why ABC cancelled this show. It is, no doubt, the best Daytime Drama on the air.

AMC messed up by the recast of Liza….if you couldn’t get Marcy Walker, you should have just brought on Jamie Luner as a completely different character…I mean, it’s not like she acted like Liza one time, while on the show…so why not make her someone else. They messed up with the Colby Chandler recast…Ambyr Childers played the role best, so I don’t know why she wasn’t brought to mind, when the replaced Brianne Moncrief with Natalie Hall (who happens to be the absolute worst actress in the world- again that’s just my opinion.)

The mountain man, Caleb & his son was a bad idea…. Marissa was a character that stuck around longer than her expiration date. And crazy woman scorned turned angel, Madison was a runaway train that crashed and burned, but viewers were left smelling the smoke for way too long. And then there was heroine turned nut-job…..Crazy Annie. They had a good character in her, at the beginning, but something went wrong with her a long time ago, and we all know what that was……Pratt!!!

In order for AMC to survive, with this new Prospect Park venture is, they are gonna have to make some super smart casting decisions….and they are gonna have to get someone at the helm of the show to write their butt off….while still respecting the history, characters and fans of the show. Now that Eden is off Y&R, see if she wants to come back and play Bianca….Get Julia Barr to be your leading lady of AMC….the woman can act her tail off!! Give the characters their own lives and stories, and quit bunching everyone up together for the same story line…. More romance, more family…but give it an edge….. Oh and quit recycling writers from previously cancelled shows…..get some new blood with some fresh ideas to take AMC into the new internet medium.

OLTL, I’m not too worried about….now that we have Frank on board, along with Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Kassie DePaiva, Ted King and now Sean Ringgold….more are sure to follow.

Question for you Michael Fairman: Who is going to be taking on the Head Writer position at OLTL, once they move to the web? Is Ron still gonna be in charge of that? Or is he packing up and focusing all his energies at GH?

That was a wonderfully informative interview, Michael! 🙂

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DAYS Alum Tanner Stine to Appear in ‘Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story’ Starring Nicholas Chavez

Another face familiar to daytime fans has already boarded Ryan Murphy’s limited series, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story which stars General Hospital favorite, Nicholas Chavez (Spencer Cassadine) in the role of Lyle.

Tanner Stine who played Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) son, Joey Johnson on Days of our Lives will also appear in the series.

In ‘Monsters’, look for Stine to portray the role of Perry Berman, who was Lyle and Erik’s friend and former tennis coach. In the story, Perry found himself at the epicenter of the murder mystery when he had accepted a phone call from Lyle shortly before the brutal murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez.

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Other previously announced castings included: Cooper Koch (who plays Erik), Javier Bardem and Chloë Sevigny as parents Jose and Kitty Menendez, Nathan Lane as Dominick Dunne, Ari Graynor as Leslie Abramson, and Leslie Grossman as Judalon Smyth.

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In the series, the two wealthy brothers stand trial for shooting their parents in Beverly Hills, amid claims of self-defense after years of abuse, while prosecutors alleged that greed was the motives for the killing. Lyle and Erik Menendez have been behind bars in California for more than three decades for the 1989 killing of their parents.

Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story will debut later in 2024 on Netflix.

What do you think about Tanner Stine being part of the all-star cast for ‘Monsters’? Miss Joey on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Soap Vet Christopher Cousins to The Young and the Restless

Looks like Ashley (Eileen Davidson) may get some much needed help, or assistance in shedding light on what caused her to have a massive personality split as her DID condition continues to spiral.

Casting news from The Young and the Restless has veteran actor, Christopher Cousins set to make his debut in the role of Alan Laurent, a psychiatrist and friend of Ashley’s from her time in Paris.

Look for Cousins to appear over multiple episodes beginning with the Tuesday, April 30th episode of the top-rated daytime drama series.

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Christopher should look very familiar to soap fans having appeared on Another World, As the World Turns, One Life to Live in his most memorable role as Cain Rogan from 1991-2008, and most recently back in 2020 as Dr. Warren Kirk on General Hospital.

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The actor has a long and extensive list of TV and motion pictures outside of the soaps as well, including: The Resident, UnREAL, Bosch, Vampire Diaries, to name but a few.

What do think about the casting of Christopher Cousins to be a part of Ashley’s DID storyline? Comment below.

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More of the Story on ‘General Hospital’ Star Josh Kelly’s Latest Film Role in ‘The Workout’

We had previously shared that General Hospital’s Josh Kelly was taking three weeks away from his role of Cody Bell to a shoot a role in an upcoming movie entitled The Workout.

Josh originally revealed his role in the film during an episode of GH castmates, Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson’s (Spinelli) podcast.

Now Deadline has filled in some of the blanks, and shared some intriguing intel on the premise of the film and its back-story.  The film stars Kelly along with Peter Jae, and UFC Fighter, Ashlee Evans-Smith. Other cast members include The Bay’s Kristos Andrews.

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In The Workout, two army rangers set out to create a workout video, but their plans are abruptly halted when a mob hit interrupts their filming. Tragically, one of the rangers loses his wife in the attack, sending him on a relentless mission to take down the mob and anyone who stands in his way.

The film from James Cullen Bressack, almost did not get financed.  Apparently, ten days before his birthday, Bressack made a post on Instagram about the feature and production, casting, and financing came from the post … illustrating the power of social media. After the post gained traction, a producer provided financing and actors expressed interest in joining the project, leading to a quick production.

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In a statement, Bressack shared, “As artists a painter paints, a musician makes music, a writer writes, but as filmmakers we have to ask permission to create. It’s time to change that narrative. This film spawned from a necessity to create. We create. We tell stories. We play pretend. I’m excited to take this journey. This is the truest form of collaboration and a community of friends coming together to make something fun. While our industry has had a rough time recently with strikes and a possible strike looming in the future, it’s nice to remind ourselves why we got into film to begin with. To have fun telling stories.”

No word yet on when The Workout will be released.

So, looking forward to seeing this collaborative effort featuring GH’s Josh Kelly? Comment below.

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