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NBC primetime set for more scripted series programming for fall. Could daytime eventually follow their lead?

In a very interesting article out over the weekend by the L.A. Times on the outlook for the fall from the major networks for their primetime lineups, it looks like NBC who lost significant revenue, in fact $81 million in 2010, is looking to breakaway from the reality series programming mode, as it looks to re-establish itself as the scripted series hub of all the networks.  That is key, as that is what the peacock network was originally known for and found it’s most success with.

Now with daytime heading in the opposite direction of cheap reality series replacing their soaps, could a turnaround down the line be inevitable once everyone is craving a break from this type of programming format?

Shari Ann Brill, programing analyst noted: ” The “bigger emphasis on scripted series” is a good move. That was what kept NBC strong, that was what made the network No. 1. It’s not ‘Fear Factor, ‘ Minute to Win It” and ‘Biggest Loser.'”, Brill was especially dismissive of the strategy under previous NBC boss Jeff Zucker of “managing for margins, not ratings” — that is, making programming decisions based on profitability, with little regard for a show’s popularity. “That’s not how you run a network,” Brill said. “You might want to do that when you’re ordering office supplies.”

Sounds like this might apply also to some recent decisions made in daytime!

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Interesting. I dont watch much tv. OLTL & CTV’S Instant Star has been it since going on the last 10 years. But at least SOAPS got a VERY good run.
Instant Star CTV’S NOT even able to be a completed project unfairly pulled by Viacome. Epitome Pictures.
http://www.saveinstantstar.com.
FYI : Amazon.com provide INSTANT STAR Fans Shows Episodes to watch there with your very account. Try it.
Its really worth it, save storage space.

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Please let another network pick One live To Live up.
We love this show & I have watched it from the first day it aired.
This family has become apart of my family.

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All My Children Virtual Reunion On Tap With Jill Larson, James Kiberd, and More

Some more residents of Pine Valley are set for another virtual reunion.

This time circle your calendars for next week on Wednesday, December 2nd.

That is when Matt Borlenghi (Ex-Brian Bodine), William Christian (Ex-Derek Frye), James Kiberd (Ex-Trevor Dillon) and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal Cortlandt) will gather from their respective homes for this conversation with Alan Locher on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

To watch the livestream conversation click here next week beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST

What were your favorite storylines through the years involving AMC’s Opal, Ttevor, Derek or Brian?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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WATCH: Kelly Ripa’s Walk Down Memory Lane with the Stars of All My Children & More On Her 30th Anniversary with Walt Disney Company

Today on Live with Kelly and Ryan, the morning show spotlighted Kelly Ripa’s 30-year career with ABC and the Walt Disney Company; which started back in 1990 when she took Pine Valley and All My Children by storm in the role of troubled teen, Hayley Vaughan.

On this special look-back episode of the syndicated talks show many guests from Kelly’s past and present career paid tribute to her accomplishments and remembered their time working with the talented actress and host.

From All My Children, Susan Lucci took part in the special anniversary and group virtual conversation with Ripa along with Eva LaRue, Walt Willey, Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, Cameron Mathison, Finola Hughes and Dondre T Whitfield   Then, Ripa’s former Hope & Faith co-star Faith Ford was part of the festivities.

There were several special moments throughout the episode and you can watch some of them below.   Kelly made her ABC debut on this date, November 5th, 1990!

So, check out the anniversary celebration for Kelly below, and then share your well-wishes and congrats to her via the comment section.

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Kelly Ripa to Celebrate 30 Years at Walt Disney Company With Former Co-Stars of All My Children

Soap fans can say they knew her when, and tomorrow on the Thursday, November 5th episode of the syndicated talker Live with Kelly and Ryan, Kelly Ripa, celebrates her 30th anniversary with the Walt Disney Company and ABC.

Ripa started her journey as Hayley Vaughan on All My Children, a role she made her debut with back in 1990.

Joining Kelly for her anniversary with the company and network are former AMC castmates: Finola Hughes (ex-Alex/Anna), Eva La Rue (ex-Maria), Susan Lucci (ex-Erica), Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan), Dondré T. Whitfield (ex-Terrence) and Walt Willey (ex-Jackson).

Kelly stayed with All My Children until 2002, and along the way met her husband, Mark Consuelos who played Mateo on the show.

In 2001, Ripa replaced Kathie Lee Gifford as co-host of what then became Live with Regis and Kelly.  She also appeared on the sitcom Hope & Faith with Faith Ford from 2003-2006.  Ford will also participate in tomorrow’s special episode.

Check local listings in your area to watch Ripa’s anniversary celebration.

Share your favorite moment of Kelly as Pine Valley’s Hayley, or any other moment you loved in her television career via the comment section below.

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