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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!

Judy Eastham
Judy Eastham

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.

K. Myers
K. Myers

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!

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

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.

Susan M.
Susan M.

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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Justin Hartley, Judith Light, Finn Wittrock Score 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Nominations

This morning, nominations were announced in the fields of motion picture and television for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards given out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.  The kudofest will be held on January 13th on the CW airing at 7PMET/PT.

Leading the pack in the TV field was the final season of The Americans and limited series Escape at Dannemora and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story with five nominations.

This Is Us as with the Golden Globes did not come up with a Drama Series nod, however at the Critics’ Choice Awards two if its stars:  Milo Ventimiglia and Justin Hartley were nominated.

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For Hartley, the former Y&R star received an nod in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category,  While Ventimigilia, who plays Justin’s on-screen dad, is vying the Lead Actor Drama category.

Judith Light, the former two-time Daytime Emmy winner from One Life to Live, received a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television category for her performance in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

While yet, another former daytime, Finn Wittrock (Ex-All My Children) in the Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television category also for “Versace”.

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To view the complete list in all motion picture and TV categories click here.

Now, let us know if you are happy to hear that Justin, Judith, and Finn received nominations for their work? Comment below!

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Former Executive Producer & Director of All My Children, Jorn Winther Dead Following Two-Vehicle Collision

Very sad news to report.  Renowned director, Jorn Winther, who served as executive producer and director at All My Children has died at the age of 88.

Winther was actually killed on November 9th when in an automobile accident in front of Palm Desert High School outside Palm Springs.

According to the Desert Sun, “Jorn was killed in a two-vehicle collision at Cook Street and Santa Fe Trail in Palm Desert. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle was moving south on Cook Street when its driver suddenly entered the northbound lanes and collided with an oncoming vehicle,  Winther was pronounced dead shortly after noon Friday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office. His wife of 31 years, Claire Winther, confirmed that her husband drove the vehicle that entered oncoming traffic. Why he did so remains a mystery.”

The famous director was best known for for the landmark David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews in 1977,  The Sonny & Cher Hour, and was also known for producing rock performances for TV including: California Jam II, featuring performances by Aerosmith, Foreigner, Heart, Santana and more.

In the world of soaps, Jorn had been the EP and director for ABC”s All My Children for five and half years, and had been with the series from 1981 to 2005.  He also directed on: One Life to Live, Generations, Santa Barbara and Rituals.

Born in Denmark, Winther studied speech and drama at the University of Copenhagen and continued his education at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, where his mother had danced as a prima ballerina. He also studied at the Stratford Shakespearean Theater in Ontario, Canada, and at Stanford.

Most recently, Winther directed and produced the independent film Do It or Die!, about the 1979 kidnapping of socialite Elaine Chaddick. It screened at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Winther’s daughter, Lisa has been a stage manager on the soaps most recently working at The Bold and the Beautiful.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Jorn Winther as we offer our thoughts, condolences, and prayers to his family, via the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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