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Michael Ontkean NOT Returning To TWIN PEAKS, Robert Forster To Take On Sheriff Role!

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Seriously a downer for Twin Peaks fans!  Michael Ontkean, who portrayed the beloved role of Sheriff Harry S. Truman, has opted not to retun for the revival of the iconic eerie soap to air on Showtime.

TV Line which broke the news said a source close to Ontkean related, “Michael is fully retired from show business, and has been for many years.”

It appears though that the top law enforcer will now be played by Robert Forster, who has replaced Ontkean, although it’s unclear whether Forster will be playing Truman or a new sheriff character.

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The casting of Forster also comes with Twin Peaks folklore! Apparently co-creator David Lynch originally thought of the actor for the role of Truman in the initial run of the ABC drama which first aired in 1990!

Currently, Twin Peaks is in production and fans are awating anxiously to find out if it will make it to air sometime in 2016, or not till 2017.

So, are you disappointed to hear Michael Onktkean is not returning?  What do you think about Robert Forster presumably joining the cast as a sort of recast?  Comment below!

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Alan
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Alan

If Ontkean won’t come back they shouldn’t recast the character.

Very disappointed to hear this — was hoping Sheriff Truman and Josie Packard might have some sort of reunion despite her fate the last time we saw her…

Lellingw
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Lellingw

Bummer. Loved Michael Ontkean. Haven’t seen him in years but would love to. Still, Robert Forester is a fine actor, from Rochester, NY and is perfect for a David Lynch show. Great catch! Perfect.

Tom Jones
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Tom Jones

He should be a new character. Therefore, there won’t be any comparisons. It’s understandable that after 26 years, there would be a new sheriff.

Jana
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Jana

I agree!! Just hire a new Sheriff.

Paul
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Paul

Sad to hear this. I just hope they didn’t recast the role. Because in a “25 years later” scenario there is absolutely no reason to recast any role. The fact that the guy who was the sheriff in town 25 years ago is no longer there is absolutely nothing that even has to explained. Why not just give Michael Horse’s character or that other guy the job? They both were from the area and it would only make sense for them to stay and to be promoted eventually.

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TONIGHT: DAYS Lamon Archey on CW’s ‘All American’

Monday night, January 18th, Days of our Lives, Lamon Archey (Eli Grant) returns to the CW’s All American (8 p.m. ET) in his recurring role of Superintendent D’Angelo Carter.  Archey, first appeared on the prime time series, back on the season two finale.

In a promo teasing tonight’s episode it says, “Grace won’t let him get to her that easily.”

Karimah Westbrook stars in the series.  Will sparks ignite between Grace and D’Angelo?

Check out the tease for tonight’s All American below.

Then let us know if you are looking forward to seeing Lamon in his primetime role via the comment section.

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Soap Alums Tom Pelphrey, Justin Hartley & William Fichtner Receive 26th Annual Critics Choice Award TV Nominations

Nominations were unveiled on Monday for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards in the field of Television.

Netflix Ozark and The Crown scored the most nominations with six each.   The award winners will be revealed along with the film categories (those nominations will be released on February 7th) on March 7th in a ceremony on the CW and will be hosted by Taye Diggs.

Some very familiar faces to daytime fans are in the running in some major categories.   First, Tom Pelphrey (Ex-Jonathan, GL, Mick, ATWT) who gave one of the most talked about performances of 2020 in Ozark was nominated along with Justin Hartley (Ex-Adam, Y&R, Ex-Passions, Ex-Revenge)  for his star-turn in This Is Us, for Best Supporting Actor in a a Drama Series.

Meanwhile on the comedy side, former As the World Turns actor, William Fichtner (Ex-Josh) scored for his work in the CBS’ Mom, in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy series category.

This Is Us’, Sterling K. Brown also received a nomination in the Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work as Randall Pearson, and the series is also in the running for Best Drama Series.

Below are the full nominations in the running with Pelphrey, Hartley and Fichtner.  You can check out the complete nominations in all categories here.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
John Lithgow – Perry Mason (HBO)
Tobias Menzies – The Crown (Netflix)
Tom Pelphrey – Ozark (Netflix)
Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

William Fichtner – Mom (CBS)
Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Alex Newell – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
Mark Proksch – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Andrew Rannells – Black Monday (Showtime) 

So will you be rooting for Tom or Justin to take hone the Critics Choice Award in the Supporting Actor Drama category? Let us know via the comment section below.

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General Hospital

Denise Alexander Responds to Outpouring of Fan Support on Her Return to General Hospital

Longtime fans of General Hospital were over the moon when it was revealed that Denise Alexander was on her way back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise her role of Dr. Lesley Webber, mother of Laura, played by Genie Francis.

With Laura’s story with her new found half-brothers central to the current storyline, it’s a perfect time for Alexander to be back in Port Charles.

Tricia Sheldon, a fan of General Hospital who loves the vintage years of the show and more as she notes on her Twitter account, was able to reach Alexander, who is not on social media.  Sheldon showed her the outpouring of love the actress received, and the excitement on her on-screen imminent return.

In turn, Denise wrote a message to Sheldon to share publicly.  Part of which read   “Wow! I am breathless! What a wonderful surprise!  I am beyond grateful for all the kind and amazing and funny and sweet and caring and supportive and truly delicious messages. I have never felt so appreciated  and it brought tears and laughter reading each one.”

Alexander added, “I do not have a clue as to how to communicate on the Internet on Twitter.”  She then noted, “I would love to reach each and every person who wrote about that first day back. But I don’t even know what the rules are.  I’ve a vague sense that there is a limit to how long a message can be,but do not know how to reach anyone. Is there any way you could forward at least my thanks to everyone?”

Denise closed with,  “I love each and every message, and am full of gratitude.”

You can view the communication and Denise’s heartfelt message below.

Now let us know what you thought of Denise reaching out to all of the fans, and how grateful she is that viewers are excited to see her back on-screen via the comment section,

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