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OLTL's Michael Easton is a writer, crime fighter, and a former vampire!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

One Life to Live’s, Michael Easton’s  (John) third and final chapter of his series of graphic novels will be out come this October.  The Green Woman (DC/Vertigo), the newest title, is a supernatural detective story co-written with bestselling horror king Peter Straub (Ghost Story, The Talisman). In addition, the hot new promo from ABC Daytime that is perfect for Easton’s fusion of graphic noir novelist, and his character Detective McBain of Llanview on OLTL.

Here are some excerpts from Easton’s new interview with TV Guide Magazine on his upcoming “What If'” webisodes from ABC,  which will reunite him with former Port Charles cast mate, Kelly Monaco!

Easton on working again with Monaco: “Wow, I hadn’t seen Kelly in three or four years and hadn’t worked with her in six or seven. I jumped at the chance. Despite all that time, we fell right back into this very comfortable place.

Easton on the primetime Vampire rage and if Port Charles fang send up was ahead of it’s time: “I think that show was really going somewhere. [Head writers] Jim Brown and Barbara Esensten wrote some really inspired stuff and it was just coming together — and getting really freaky — when ABC pulled the plug. It seems that these days we’re tiptoeing through so many stories that we’ve told before, but our characters Caleb and Olivia had a very different kind of love story and they still resonate with the fans. Vampires suddenly taking over Port Charles was a crazy new kind of storytelling, and everybody in the cast committed to it. We felt like the sword of Damocles was over our head, so why not commit? Kelly, Thorsten Kaye, Brian Preistley— everybody’s work was extraordinary! Had the show lasted, it would have been one of the better things on the network. I really believe that. But ABC saw it a different way. Instead of chasing trends like we usually do, we were ahead of the curve for once and then we let it go by.”

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Keith
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Keith

Great promo video of Lt. John McBain. Does this mean we can expect similar promo videos for the other actors that have been appearing in short clips at the half way pointof OLTL episodes?

Susan M.
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Susan M.

When will micharl easton be on gh Feb. or March????????????

Latoya Newell
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Latoya Newell

I will always love Caleb Morley, even though alot of fans wanted him and Olivia, I have always loved his interaction with Allison they would have made a great soap couple too!

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Brandon Routh Joins Another OLTL Alum, Nathan Fillion, In New Role on ‘The Rookie’

It’s a One Life to Live reunion of sorts coming up on ABC’s The Rookie.  Brandon Routh (Ex-Seth Anderson) is joining the cop drama in a recurring role this season.

After his turn on CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, Routh will be part of the cast along with another OLTL alum, Nathan Fillion (Ex-Joey Buchanan), who plays series lead. John Nolan, the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department.

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According to Deadline, “Routh will play Doug Stanton, an eleven-year veteran of the LAPD, whose views prove to be polarizing at the Mid-Wilshire station.”

 

Brandon is currently set for four episodes with the possibility of a longer arc.

The new season of The Rookie bows on January 3rd.

So will you be checking  out the new season of The Rookie? Comment below.

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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Falcon Crest’s Abby Dalton Dead at 88

Actress Abby Dalton best known to soap fans as Julia Cumson on the 80’s primetime soap opera, Falcon Crest passed away following a battle with a long illness.  She was 88-years-old.

According to the Hollywood Reporter,  Dalton died last week on November 23rd in Los Angeles,

On Falcon Crest, Dalton played the daughter to Jane Wyman’s Angela Channing and was the on-screen mother to another name familiar to soap audiences, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance, Falcon Crest, and Ex-Hector, The Bold and the Beautiful).

 

From 1981-1986, soap fans will recall that Julia turned out to be quite the murderer on Falcon Crest after being emotionally-damaged by her mother.  She was sent to prison, was institutionalized in a mental hospital, presumed dead, and eventually would up in a convent!

In addition, Dalton made an appearance on The Young and the Restless in 1995 as Phyllis’ (Michelle Stafford) mother, Lydia.

Dalton was also known for being a mainstay on several game shows from: The $25,000 PyramidPasswordMatch Game and Body Language.  She was also notable as a regular on the 60’s sitcoms,The Joey Bishop Show, and for her role as Calamity Jane in Hennesey.

Abby is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jack D. Smith; her daughter, Kathleen Kinmont, sons Matthew and John; grandchildren Mac, Jack and Ayden Grace; and great-grandson Mathias.

So, share your remembrances and condolences on the death of Abby Dalton via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes featuring Jane Wyman and Dalton from Falcon Crest.

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