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Michele Lee, Donna Mills & Joan Van Ark Talk Their ‘Sister’ Act and How They’re ‘Knot’ Done Yet

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Who doesn’t love to see a Knots Landing (1979-1993) reunion,  especially when the three major leading ladies from the iconic primetime soap are seen together and step out in public!

Last night, the threesome of Michele Lee (Ex-Karen), Donna Mills (Ex-Abby) and Joan Van Ark (Ex-Valene) appeared in Hollywood at the the Hollywood Bowl The Jose Iturbi Foundation dinner, which promotes classical music to mainstream audiences, and awards grants to musicians, held before its concert.

It was there that these women chatted about their enduring friendship, and of course, missing that infamous cul-de-sac!  In a feature for ABC News via AP, with the fan favorites from ‘Knots’, Van Ark commented: “The truth is that we are, in fact, sisters. And when we’re together, it’s goofy and fun. When we have our three-way conversations, which might be just the three of us, we are truly joined soul-to-soul, heart-to-heart.”   The trio revealed that they always get together for dinner.

Coming up in December is what would be the 40th anniversary of the debut of Knots Landing. When asked if there might be another reunion show, Van Ark remarked that she would hope that Valene, Abby, and Karen would have had some ‘work done’, commenting: “They’ll all have facelifts, I hope.”

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And if that wasn’t funny enough, Joan chimed in that there is a back-up plan if there is no reunion: “It’s a show that were going to call  ‘We’re ‘Knot’ Done Yet.’ And we’re not. We’re not.”

With female empowerment being a huge topic of our time, Donna Mills expressed how ‘badass” the ‘Knots’ gals were for their time: “We were so strong, our characters were so strong, that it was like, ‘Don’t mess with them.'”

So, would you like to see a ‘Knots’ 40th reunion special? Comment below.

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Phil
Phil

Hell yeah to a reunion but NO reboot!

Sandy
Sandy

Yes I would love to have a reunion of all three famous actresses. What about the guys?

Renee Clevenger
Renee Clevenger

YES

su000
su000

I know one !!!!!

The one in the middle is Nina’s mother.

(the others, not a clue..

but- I know one HEH !

davlestev1
davlestev1

The one on the right is the first Gloria Fisher Y&R. Michael and Kevins mom.

Lynne Stone
Lynne Stone

YES!!! PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!

Rodd
Rodd

A well-done reunion would be terrific!

Kevin C
Kevin C

Knots was my favorite of all the nighttime soaps back in the day…Would love to have like a TV movie but like Phil said, NO reboot…BTW, I want Nicollette Sheridan with them…

Phil
Phil

Knots was my favorite too, followed closely by Melrose Place lol!

Kevin C
Kevin C

I also liked Melrose Place…You have good taste Phil, lol.

clb
clb

WOW! The Knots trio of Michele Lee, Donna Mills, and Joan Van Ark are still hot as ever. Watched the show with my mom in the 80s and would love to see a reunion show only. It is time to catch up with one of CBS’s best nighttime dramas along with Dallas and Falcon Crest. Bring them back. Miss Donna on General Hospital! Miss the late Julie Harris.

Mary
Mary

Yes

Jimh
Jimh

They should do a stage act together spoofing their characters, Hollywood ect…it could be a hoot..call it Nuts Landing-lol

Channing Capwell
Channing Capwell

Please come back

Troy Garcia
Troy Garcia

I would love to see a Knots Landing reunions I love Miss Donna Mills Abby Ewing and the rest of the cast please bring it back I will definitely watch this one

Jeff
Jeff

Yes. Yes. And more yes!

Mary Kopp
Mary Kopp

Absolutely love to see it back. I would love to see the ‘old’ shows …they repeat everything else, why not Knots, Original DALLAS and Falcon Crest. I remember watching all three and loving them!

Boop
Boop

Dallas and Knots didn’t do well when they tried to show them years later as repeats.

Donna L Defiore
Donna L Defiore

Yes! Knots landing is my favorite TV show of all time. I would love to see the girls from the cul-de-sac again.

mike
mike

best written prime time soap ever

Adam
Adam

My all time favorite show! I would love a reunion!!!

Gary Richard Collins II
Gary Richard Collins II

Yes, all we need now are Kevin Dobson & Ted Shackelford.

Sherry Grimes
Sherry Grimes

I would love to see a “Knots” 40th reunion special. I was an avid fan of “Knots Landing” for the entire 14-year run, not allowing anyone to disturb me at 10:00 on Thursday nights. It was the best of all the popular night-time soaps that were on at the time. The show made you care about the characters and anxiously anticipate what was going to happen next in the cul-de-sac. I still miss the show and wish that all 14 seasons would come out on DVD. I have the first two seasons (that’s all there are), but things only got better after that. It isn’t fair to the show’s many fans to leave us hanging out here ready to lay down our money to relive those memorable episodes. So glad to know that these ladies are still such good friends and are making nostalgic public appearances. Please come to Indiana!

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This fall, new talkers from Tamron Hall and Kelly Clarkson will be part of the daytime television landscape, and now comes word that Drew Barrymore may enter the space with a new talk show for her that is in development with the pilot being shot this coming week.

According to Variety, details of the proposed one-hour show are not all clear, but Drew is said to be one of the executive producers of the pilot episode and yet there is no showrunner attached to the project at this time.  Barrymore’s company, Flower Films is likely attached as well.

Back in 2016, Barrymore had a deal in place with Warner Brothers Telepictures for a talk show, but that never came to pass, in part to a lukewarm response from TV station groups at that time.

However now the new regime at CBS’ syndication arm is said to have ‘high hopes’ for the show and they feel that Drew will appeal and do well in the daytime arena.

Barrymore recently appeared in her third season of  Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet in its 30 episode season. Through her Flower Films she was been an executive producer on unscripted series including TLC’s Rattled and VH1’s Tough Love.

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B&B was the highest rated daytime television show in the key 25-54 womens demo and the first time in the 32-year-old history of the CBS sudser that it has been atop of that demo. That is not only among the network soaps but all series genres in daytime for the week of August 5-9 –  quite the feat.

During the ratings week, Liam figured out that Phoebe was Beth, and eventually after Thomas’ (Matt Atkinson) manipulations told Hope the truth.

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In a post via her twitter account, General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco (Sam) shared her heartbreak on her longtime scene partner, Billy Miller’s (Drew) exit from the ABC daytime drama series.  This was the first time that Kelly addressed the situation in a public forum.

Miller came on to GH back in 2014 as Jason Morgan, following the departure of Steve Burton, who then wound up on Y&R.  When Burton returned to GH in 2017, Miller’s part was then turned-in-to, Jason’s twin, Drew Cain.

Through a great portion of Miller’s run on GH, he was paired romantically on -screen with Monaco and the duo were, and have remained, one of the most popular duo’s in daytime.

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