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OLTL ranks higher than debut of "The Talk"

ABC Daytime put out their own press release today, pointing out that its soap, One Life to Live, fared much better in the same day ratings as the premiere of  the replacement for As the World Turns, the mommie-fest talk show, The Talk.

From the release:  “Against the highly-promoted debut of CBS’ The Talk, in head-to-head competition at 2 o’clock EST/1PMPST, ABC’s daytime drama One Life to Live defeated The Talk by a solid 13% in Total Viewers (2.5 million vs. 2.2 million) and 19% among Women 18-49 (690,000 vs. 581,000). ” Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 10/18/10

So now both networks have spun ratings in their favor.  Let the games begin!  ATWT fans  can only hope One Life delivers a knockout punch to The Talk.  So, make sure to start watching the goings-on in Llanview if you are not already on-board!

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Sally
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Sally

This gets better and better. LOL

Charles
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Charles

The Talk is nothing more than a cheap knock-off of The View. Do we need another talk show? I think not. I hope OLTL continues to beat The Talk in the ratings and that network execs understand we love our soaps, and we have more than enough talk shows at the moment. So sad to think that ATWT was cancelled for The Talk? I doubt many long GL or ATWT fans will be tuning in to see how The Talk fares.

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Big apple

But get this the hosts’ of the Talk are not interested in beating one life to live just has long as they beat ATWT!!, so said holly R pete in a very recent interview she also said apparently that she is oh so happy that juile chen is host because of JC husband But my question is what do these women trutly kn about raising babies when you look at that reality show w/ SHARON OSBORN an all the drugs unage drinking so on. Do we really want the future children of america growing up like that? Remember it only… Read more »

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Jeffrey Moree

I really do hope the talk fails

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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