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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #12

Soap expert Michael Fairman, General Hospital and Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, welcome special guest co-host, The Young and the Restless Christian LeBlanc for the second season premiere of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast! After a several month hiatus one of daytime’s favorite online series is back, with much discussion on the end of All My Children on network television and its move to the web via Prospect Park along with One Life to Live, plus many special call-in guests and entertaining segments. So, what do these three co-hosts have to say about it all? Find out when you listen to our super-sized new episode!

You will hear: soap celebrity exclusive podcast interviews, behind-the-scenes scoops, discussion of soaps hottest topics, the power performance of the week, and more of what matters to you the soapers most – as we go 360 degrees inside, outside, and around the wide world of soaps!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #12

Welcome to the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy and Christian LeBlanc. This month the trio welcome special guests: One Life to Live and Dirty Soap’s John-Paul Lavoisier, All My Children’s Cameron Mathison, Days of our Lives Patrick Muldoon, and Alina Adams, author of the new e-book, Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime’s Greatest Moments for some entertaining, emotional, and revealing interviews. Plus, our hosts discuss the finale of All My Children, the latest on Prospect Park’s online venture, and the premiere of E! Entertainment’s new reality show, Dirty Soap. Then, Carolyn, Christian and Michael battle it out in our very special soap trivia game show segment, name the power performance of the week, and much more. It’s all in a jam-packed hour and forty minute podcast special to kick off our new season!


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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #12 features the following segments:

  • Patrick Muldoon InterviewDays of our Lives Patrick Muldoon talks about his return to the soap after 16 years away! What is his character of Austin Reed going to be up to as he integrates back into Salem? Is there a possible romantic entanglement on the way between former lovers, Austin and Sami? Patrick fills us in. Starts @ 11:20
  • News and Views – The final episode of All My Children, the announcement of Cameron Mathison and Lindsay Hartley signing on to appear on AMC when it moves to the web via Prospect Park, OLTL’s Frank Valentini’s new position as VP Serial Dramas at Prospect Park, and the premiere episode of Dirty Soap are discussed. Starts @ 17:22
  • John-Paul Lavoisier InterviewOne Life to Live’s John-Paul Lavoisier chats about the latest perils of Llanview’s Rex Balsom including who is the “mystery patient” in Kentucky, and being a prime suspect in the murder investigation of Victor Lord Jr. JP also announces he is getting ready for the final weeks of taping as One Life gets set to wrap on network TV. Then, JP discusses being part of the cast of the new reality series Dirty Soap, with an update on his move from NYC to Los Angeles as documented on the show along with girlfriend, Farah Fath. Starts @ 31:21
  • Power Performance of the WeekAll My Children’s David Canary is the choice for this episode’s honor. When Adam wills his twin, Stuart back to life after believing he was “dead”, Canary gave another tour de force in the second to last episode of the network conclusion of AMC. Starts @ 43:55
  • Alina Adams Interview: The author of the exciting new e-book Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime’s Greatest Moments calls-in to discuss how she developed this innovative new book for the soap genre, how to get your copy, and some of her favorite all-time soap moments. Starts @ 50:11
  • A Tribute To Pine Valley Ticket Giveaway Interviews – On the podcast, we gave away to two lucky AMC viewers, a pair of VIP Tickets to the city of their choice for the upcoming A Tribute to Pine Valley special event featuring Walt Willey, Darnell Williams, Cameron Mathison, Vincent Irizarry, Jacob Young and Michael E. Knight! Hear what the excited winners had to say! 1:01:53
  • So You Think You Know Michael Baldwin Do Ya? – In our game show segment of the podcast, Carolyn and Michael try to answer questions from emcee, Christian LeBlanc on the character he plays on Y&R …Michael Baldwin. Find out who really knows their Baldwin Trivia! Starts @ 1:09:56
  • Cameron Mathison InterviewAll My Children’s Cameron Mathison makes a very special call-in to the podcast to discuss his decision to be one of the first cast members to sign on with Prospect Park when AMC moves online, the emotional final tape day of AMC on ABC, and his myriad of exciting new projects! @ 1:15:35
  • Carolyn’s Soap Thought of the Day – Carolyn offers up her Soap Thought titled: All My Children: How Sweet It Was! @ 1:32:02

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If you have a question on the soaps that you want answered for the upcoming taping of the October 2011 episode, call our On-Air On-Soaps Podcast call-in line at 1-213-973-SOAP.

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I couldn’t care less about Cameron Mathison and why he is staying with Prospect Park AMC. I hate the character of Ryan Lavery, and I doubt I will watch AMC online with Ryan leading stories the way he led on ABC AMC!

This Podcast was great MF,specialy the poem that CH was reading at the end. Also nice that CLB was on this one. Hope your next PC will include Venice the series.

Thank you so much,


Great program!

I for one will be watching All My Children online, I started with them 41 years ago and will continue as long as I can keep on breathing. Cameron is a great guy and I happen to like his character Ryan very much. I just tired of all the negative talk out there. Let’s get on with some happy times. Thank you Cameron for staying on.

It was good to hear Cameron talk so positively about the new Prospect Park venture. I look forward to watching him, Lindsay and hopefully many others as they embark on this exciting new online venture. It’s still hard to believe that they replaced this great soap with the awful mess that is The Chew. After seeing how awful it was, I decided to eschew The Chew. Thanks for a great show!

Thanks a million for this fun podcast, Michael! 🙂

LOVE the podcast always but loved this one too! Carolyn Hennesy is a hoot & a pleasure to listen to! 😀

great podcast!

Great podcast except for Cameron Mathison part. I really don’t like Ryan, and I wish he wasn’t joining Web AMC.

Keep OLTL On ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!Don’t charge people to watch their soaps when they go on the internet this Jan.. It woould turn alot of pepole offf.. because it’s alway’s been FREE… Why change a good thing…THE CHEW should be cancelled now for low ratings ALREADY!!!!!That didn’t take long to happen……….Such a bad deceision putting in this show(THE CHEW) And another mistake coming is Revolution……….. SOAP FAN (upset soap fan)…B Frons take a poll and you will frind out what the VIEWERS WANT which is AMC & OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great podcast! Love Love Carolyn! I’m excited about OLTL continuing online, but AMC not so much.

Sorry Cameron, but Ryan sucks! I stopped watching AMC on ABC because of the none stop pimping of Ryan/Rylee. If Prospect Park AMC is going to continue the lame Ryan/Greenlee story. I will not watch AMC online!

Loved it and have been waiting so long to have you back… please do the podcasts more often! Christian is great with your already wonderful dynamic with Carolyn! There was a level of intelligence and similar experience that came through so much more so than with other guest podcast members. Please have Christian back! I loved that it was jam packed with all sorts of great stuff! Thank you so much Michael!

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51st Daytime Emmys: Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa Receive Talk Show Host Nominations

On Thursday, nominations were announced in the Outstanding Talk Show category for the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards. 

Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) coming off his first-year as co-host of ‘Live” with real-life wife, Kelly Ripa scored his first Talk Show Host nomination along with Ripa who has been nominated previous times.

Joining Mark and Kelly in the race are: Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk and
Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall.

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As previously reported, The Talk is coming to its end when its upcoming 15th and final season ends in December of 2024.

The 51st annual Daytime Emmys are slated to be broadcast and stream live on CBS and Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th

Look for the full list of nominations to drop on Friday morning at 12 noon ET/9 am PT.

So, are you rooting for Kelly and Mark to win their first Talk Show host award together? Comment below.

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Mark Consuelos Celebrates One-Year Anniversary as Co-Host of ‘Live’ Alongside Kelly Ripa

Today, April 17th marks a full-year since Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) took over the co-hosting duties of ‘Live” alongside his wife, and longtime co-host, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley, All My Children).

Consuelos replaced Ryan Seacrest who are six seasons decided to be back on the west coast full-time. For Consuelos, now having the opportunity to work off of Ripa as co-hosts has been something of adjustment for him, but viewers have been eating it up.

Live with Kelly and Mark has remained the No. 1 entertainment talk show on television over the past year, growing 3% in average total viewers to 2.23M per episode.  It is also the most-watched daytime talk show in the last year in key demos of women 18-49 and women 25-54. All of this, since the real-life marrieds teamed-up.

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Speaking with Deadline, Kelly Ripa shared why the two are gelling on-screen, “I do think that there is something very possibly relatable about our relationship. We have disagreements like a normal couple, and we’re not afraid to let them unfold on the air and in front of America, and I think people find a lot of themselves in that.”

Mark weighed in how he has progressed as a host, and what he could improve at, sharing, “I’d like to get better at my interviewing skills. I’d like to get better at reading a teleprompter…I think I’m getting better at throwing to commercial. The other day in the middle of the show as we go to commercial, my sign off was ‘See you guys around.’ I mean, the show wasn’t over. The most obvious thing to say would be, ‘We’ll be back right after this.’ But I just said, ‘See you around.’ So we went to commercial and one of the producers (goes) ‘What was that?’ I don’t know… So for the next few sign offs, as a joke, I’d say ‘See you around.’ We got a kick out of it.”

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Meanwhile, Kelly has given huge props to Mark, “I find Mark utterly compelling, really interesting, super funny, and he’s bold in a way like nobody else. He says what’s on his mind. If he’s thinking it, he says it.  I’ve done this a long time and oftentimes people will adjust their natural personalities to pander to what they think the audience wants to hear, and Mark will tell people what he thinks, and he doesn’t care if it’s not a popular opinion. It gives him an edginess that I think is really missing in the landscape today. Everybody’s so afraid to say anything, and Mark is unafraid to say exactly what he’s thinking.”

In a statement, Debra O’Connell, President News Group and Networks, Disney Entertainment shared, We could not be more thrilled with how Mark has seamlessly joined the show family as permanent co-host. His undeniable charisma and his and Kelly’s natural chemistry are evident as they deliver the laughs and smiles to our viewers each morning. We are incredibly proud of how Live has continued to evolve and that the audience is responding so enthusiastically.”

So, do you think Mark Consuelos is the best co-host his wife Kelly Ripa has ever had on ‘Live’? How would you say he is doing as co-host after one full year on the job? Comment below.

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Susan Lucci Joins the Cast of Jonah Hill’s Movie ‘Outcome’

Look who will be part of the ensemble cast in motion picture and film star Jonah Hill’s new film project! That’s right, none other than Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, All My Children).

According to Deadline, the daytime television icon joins other notables including Laverne Cox and David Spade who have been added to the cast of Outcome. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Matt Bomer (ex-Ben, Guiding Light) and Cameron Diaz.

In Outcome, which is written by, and will be directed by Hill, the dark comedy centers around Reef (played by Reeves), a damaged Hollywood star who must dive into the dark depths of his past to confront his demons and make amends after he is extorted with a mysterious video clip from his past.

Photo: JPI

Soap fans know that following her iconic run as All My Children’s Erica Kane, Susan went on to be featured in Lifetime’s Devious Maids in the role of Genevieve Delatour.  Since her Pine Valley days ended (when AMC was canceled in 2012), Susan has appeared in numerous shows and made numerous appearances.  n December of 2023, Lucci was awarded the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Photo: JPI

Outcome will debut on Apple and is an Apple Studios production. The film marks the latest collaboration for Hill and Apple Original Films, who are also developing a Grateful Dead biopic with Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions, to be directed by Scorsese, with Hill starring in it and as one of the producers of the project, as well.

So, intrigued to see what kind of role Susan plays in Jonah Hill’s new film ‘Outcome’? Comment below.

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