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OLTL and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman Alum, Joe Lando Joins The Bold and the Beautiful!

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In an exciting get announced this afternoon, Joe Lando is heading back to daytime and The Bold and the Beautiful.

Lando who is soap-famous for his role as Jake Harrison on One Life to Live (and who was involved on-screen with Megan Gordon played by Jessica Tuck, until Megan’s untimely death in one of the saddest goodbyes in daytime history), and who went on to primetime fame opposite Jane Seymour in Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, will be the mediator in the custody battle for Will between his parents Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) and Katie Logan (Heather Tom).

Joe will recur on B&B as judge Craig McMullen.

EW.com broke the casting news, which viewers of the show certainly hope could mean that the judge might find a little love in between his legal duties with one of the Forrester, or Logan women,  But, who would be a good match?  Let us know.

So, excited to see Joe back on daytime? Share your thoughts via the comment section below, but first watch the classic episode between Jessica Tuck (now, Cassandra on GH) and Joe (now heading to B&B), as Megan dies in Jake’s arms.  Grab the hankies!

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Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Thank you for posting this wonderful classic episode of One Life to Live. What a magnificent cast. What magnificent story telling. I cried all over again.

davlestev1
davlestev1

A mediator? That’s the best they could do. Spice it up B&B. He’s comes in as a mediator then gets involved in a classic ‘Bell I love triangles’ twist. Eric/the mediator/Charlie. Now THAT’S a triangle. And he’s a gold digger LOL.

jeaninegirard
jeaninegirard

Yes,please give him more of a permanent role. Please bring a new guy or two into Los Angeles and shake things up! I had the biggest crush on him back in the day. I had to do a double take, I would not have recognized him without the prompting. Still handsome.

Mark
Mark

Thanks for including the OLTL episode in this article. I only got thru the first segment and I am starting to tear up. What a treat to see “Dr Larry” and “Rev Carpenter”. You reminded me of how wonderful that series was. Michael, thanks again. Sincerely, Mark (who started watching OLTL around 1970)

Charday
Charday

Loved Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, including his role as “Sully.”

Lori
Lori

Very excited to see Joe back on daytime television and I do hope he’ll get to stay for a while. This is going to be great!

rebecca1
rebecca1

There was no way I could get through that episode; just the opening scene had me emotionally wrecked. That was THE most heartbreaking episode, well, along with Stone’s death on GH…can’t watch those scenes without losing it.

What a nostalgic look. Michael Storm, aka Larry Wolek was so good in the role. Dr. Wolek was SUCH a great character; just the essence of goodness. Michael Storm is going on 80! Wow!

Looking forward to Joe Lando. Wonder if they’ll expand his role; he’s leading man material. Maybe for Taylor??? Unless he winds up sentencing her down the road for shooting Bill.

Kathleen H
Kathleen H

I love Joe Lando, nice choice! Please give him a permanent role and you would gain lots of viewers!

Penni Fields
Penni Fields

I am thrilled to have Joe Lando join B&B! Loved him as Jake years ago and even followed him to Dr Quinn and The Secret Circle. It would be great to have him longer than recurring. He’s been gone way too long!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Love Joe Lando and remember his stint on GL but liked him best as Sully on Dr. Quinn. He won’t look the same without his big knife and pony tail. Can just see him slamming his knife down, instead of the gavel.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I didn’t watch Dr. Quinn… but I LOVED his long hair on OLTL. But, ya know, time marches on… Sigh.

Hi, Violet! 😉

fandq
fandq

If you never watched Dr Quinn, you really missed out on an epic series! All episodes are on YouTube, start from the beginning, ‘The Pilot’, you’ll be hooked instantly. There is an entire DQ universe waiting for you!! LOL!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hahah; thanks fandq. I’ll try and check the show out one day but I’m binge-ing too many shows to keep up with now! Have to pace myself and squeeze them in between “life.” 😉 (But I’ll keep it in mind.)

Clare
Clare

Fantastic to see Joe back. Good thinking B&B couldn’t have picked anyone better.

Cindy
Cindy

B&B is indeed lucky to have signed Joe Lando on! I would love see his role develop into something more permanent,!

fandq
fandq

I think it is the other way around: Joe is lucky to have gotten some work… In some article he recently said he had auditioned a lot, never getting any role. He prayed to god and B&B offered him the role of the judge Craig M in that soap. I think it will greatly depend on Joe’s acting qualities how long they are going to keep him…

Iakovos
Iakovos

Is this one of those castings that get us excited but then let down as it is but a glorified cameo? I mean, there really is no more room if we genuinely want to continue the endless (!!!) and now derivative wedding carousel ride of Liam, Steffy and Hope.

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

Not to mention the uselessness of the scenes where all Zoe and Emma o is smirk at each other and instigate useless fights with each other. And Thorne needs to keep his big mouth shut and mind his own business. Granted, Bill will never win a father of the year award, but Thorne has no right to talk to a lawyer or anyone for that matter about any of this. And on a side note, I say bring on more of Sally and Wyatt. I know he is a bit of a goof, but I think him and Sally are a good fit

TAMARA HODGEWASHINGTON
TAMARA HODGEWASHINGTON

Always liked Joe Lando, hope to see him get a story on B&B…

Glnda57
Glnda57

Please let Steffy have him.

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‘Edge of Night’ Mainstay Forrest Compton Dies Following Complications From COVID-19

Sad news to report this Monday.  The longtime star of CBS’ and then ABC’s The Edge of Night, Forrest Compton. has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Forrest died on Sunday at the age of 94.

His death was reported and confirmed by Compton’s friends and an article in the Shelter Island Reporter.

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As Edge of Night and longtime daytime fans know, Forrest played Monticello’s district attorney, Mike Karr.  He played this key role from 1971 until the show’s cancellation in 1984.  The show was originally titled “The Edge of Night” and eventually just became “Edge of Night”.   The soap which was steeped in murder mysteries ran on CBS from 1956–1975 and on ABC from 1975–1984,   In addition, Forrest along with his on-screen wife, Ann Flood (Nancy Karr) were one of the most popular duos in daytime.

Not only did Compton appear on EON, but he also had soap roles on As the World Turns, One Life to Live and All My Children.   In primetime, Forrest was best known for his role on Gomer Pyle: USMC opposite  Jim Nabors and Frank Sutton as Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gray.

In a heartwarming story where fan meets actor and helps him out (according to the Shelter Island Reporter) Compton was only slated to appear in two episodes a week for the next 13 weeks on The Edge of Night, when he needed an apartment in New York City near the studio, so when he heard about a one-bedroom on East 72nd he went to see Al, the super.  Forrest later learned that Al was such a devotee of  The Edge of Night that he locked his office door every day at 2 p.m. to watch uninterrupted. When Forrest mentioned that he had just been hired to play Mike Karr, the super said, “You’re getting that apartment.”’

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Sharon Gabet who starred as Raven on Edge of Night, posted on Facebook, a tribute and remembrance of her former co-star: “Woody, as he was affectionately known to all of us on The Edge of Night, was a master professional, hilarious, smart, kind and gentle. I spoke with him a couple years ago on his birthday and he was active and happy in his retirement. Rest in peace, Woody, and give hugs and kisses to Larkin, Lois, Dennis, Nick, Joel, Irving and all the other EDGE alumni up there.  THE story about Woody. He was on EON when they were LIVE. It was brutal, but Woody was one of the best “straight face” men in the business. So he is doing a scene with Nancy his wife (the glorious Ann Flood – another “straight face” master). He walks in the kitchen and sits down and his line was supposed to be “Gee, it’s hard to get up in the morning.” as Nancy gave him his coffee. Instead, Mike Karr says on national TV, “Gee it’s hard to get IT up in the morning, Nancy.” There was pandemonium among the crew during the commercial break as you can imagine.”

Now below, watch the opening title sequence fro the The Edge of Night over the years, many of which feature Forrest as Mike Karr at the very opening or at the end as one of the series most well-known and beloved characters.

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Then, share your condolences and remembrances on the passing of Forrest Compton in the comment section.

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EMPIRE’s Final Season Cut Short Due To COVID-19; Series Finale Now Set For April 21

Will we now ever know just how the lives of Empire’s Lucious  (Terrence Howard) and Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) and their dysfunctional family will resolve now that the series has had to scrap two of their planned episodes in their final season?  The sixth and final season was scheduled to run for a total of 20 episodes.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the production shutdown left them with only 18 episodes tht could be completed.

That means, as first announced during last night’s episode of Empire via voice-over: “Get ready for the shocking final three episodes of ‘Empire,’”  that reveal let viewers of Empire know there was change in plans.”  Now, the shortened season and series finale end on FOX on April 21st.

Reports also note that episode 19 was partially shot and that footage of that unfinished episode will be cut into the finale.

As to what happens with the character of Jamal Lyon played by Jussie Smollett, who everyone knows ran into significant trouble with the law; on last reports executives said he would not be back for the final episodes of the series, although there has still have been mentions of the character throughout season 6.

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Come April 21st, there still may be more Empire in our future, if  FOX executives decide to greenlight a potential spinoff headlined Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon; that first came to light earlier this year in January as being in heavy discussions.

So, what do you think of how Empire will wrap-up after 6 seasons? Do you feel short-changed, or glad they are trying to work in everything they shot to deliver some kind of series finale for fans of the primetime soap? Comment below.

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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