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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #6

Soap expert Michael Fairman, General Hospital and Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, and their special guest co-host, Christian LeBlanc of The Young and the Restless are back for another edition of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast. What do these three have in common? Maybe nothing or maybe everything! Find out when these three co-host the latest 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 #6

Welcome to the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soap Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with his co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy, and Christian LeBlanc. This month the threesome welcome special guests: Terri Colombino, As the World Turns, Melissa Reeves, Days of our Lives, and Dillon Casey, Being Erica and MVP, for some entertaining and revealing interviews. Plus, our hosts discuss, soap’s hottest topics and news, battle in out in our soap trivia game show segment, name the Power Performance of the week, and much more.  It’s all in a jam – packed unique hour-plus of fun in our new episode!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #6 features the following segments:

  • Terri Colombino Interview – Our podcast soap star call-in guest, Oakdale favorite Terri Colombino, discusses Katie’s final storyline on As the World Turns as the show heads towards its final week.  Find out her thoughts on the Reid Oliver/Chris Hughes heart transplant storyline and the way it played out, the loss of Helen Wagner, and saying goodbye to the fans who have been so loyal to the 54-year-old soap.
  • News & Views – Kim Zimmer’s return to daytime and to One Life to Live, ATWT’s Eric Sheffer-Stevens fans organize fundraising campaign for Doctors without Borders to deal with their grief over the death of Dr. Reid Oliver, Michael Sutton returns to GH in special episodes as Stone Cates, B&B replaces Daytime Emmy winner, Drew Tyler Bell with actor, Adam Gregory, are discussed and highlighted.
  • Soap Thought of the Day – Carolyn offers up her thoughts on who should be the newest and hottest daytime supercouple, and yes, they are from General Hospital!
  • ATWT’s Kirk McColl Recall – Michael and Carolyn try to jog Christian LeBlanc’s memory of his first soap character of Kirk McColl on As the World Turns. What does he remember? And, what tidbits might you hear for the first time on the podcast?
  • Power Performance of the Week – GH’s Kimberly McCullough tops our list, and you will hear and know why!
  • Melissa Reeves Interview – Our next podcast soap star call-in guest, Melissa Reeves, discusses the her return to Days of our Lives, her upcoming virtual chat appearance at daytimeconnnection.com, Frances Reid and Alice Horton’s memorial tributes, and life with her husband, GH’s, Scott Reeves.
  • Stump the Soapers – Dillon Casey, our usual podcast co-host calls in from Toronto to try and trip up Carolyn, Michael, and Christian with Primetime soap trivia. Play along with us.
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If you have a question on the soaps that you want answered for the upcoming taping of the September episode, call our On-Air On-Soaps Podcast caller line at 1-213-973-SOAP.

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Heidi
Heidi

Another fabulously fun podcast! Thanks Michael, Carolyn and Christian!

Christy
Christy

I enjoyed the podcast especially the talk about New Orleans. I just moved down there in February and I love it. It would be great if Carolyn and any of of the other soap actors decided to have a fan or benefit event down here. I would definitely come!

Lisa
Lisa

A FANTASTIC podcast. I am so proud to be a LuRe fan and so proud that we hit our $15,000 goal for Dr.’s without Borders. It was great to hear from both Terri and Melissa. Can’t wait till the next one. Thanks Michael, Carolyn and Christian.

Doe
Doe

What a fun packed podcast, Michael. It was loaded with great features and great guests. Loved Christian as a guest host. It was very interesting to hear about his early days on TV soaps. It wa also meaninful when he talke about his father and late brother. I’m a big fan of Christian and respect his talent so much. Terry Columbino was fun to have on, especially her views on the ending of ATWT. The last few episodes she has been on with the transplant and all, she has given a solid performance. So, kudos to her. Melissa returning to Days is wonderful. I only wish Matthew Ashford was coming, too. The trivia test Dillon gave you three was fun. I think even I knew some of the Dallas answers. Carolyn is so glib and so knowledgeable and creative in her own right. So, I think you have a great group of stars on, Michael. I would love to see Christian come back for another hosting gig. Will look forward to your next podcast,…..

Brian
Brian

Christian & Carolyn are so witty & hilarious on this podcast. 🙂 Seeing them onstage would really be a total treat! 🙂

Sue
Sue

Fun podcast. C-hosts were funny! Carolyn wants her character hooked up with Brenda- LOL!
Great to hear from Melissa Reeves. I remember her farewell scene with Frances Reid in 2006- very touching. I thought the same thing, they will never do a scene together again on Days.
Hoping they don’t kill Jack off and put Jennifer in a triangle.

Rose
Rose

Dianeda!!! HILARIOUS. Love these podcasts.

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The fourth and final season of the much heralded LGBTQ series, EastSiders now has a premiere date of December 1st on Netflix, and fans of the show will see how things will play out for the Silver Lake duo of Cal  and Thom, who have gone through quite a lot in their relationship over the last three seasons.

EastSiders stars series creator, Kit Williamson (Cal) along with As the World Turns favorite, Van Hansis (Thom).  The last six-episodes that comprise season four will tackle questions such as… what does commitment really look like in a long-term relationship? And what unique challenges does a “gay marriage” present?

In story, Cal and Thom are back home in Los Angeles following season three’s cross-country road trip.  The guys are still trying to figure out if they are just best friends with benefits, or more, or less, than that.

Elsewhere, Douglas (Willam Belli) and Quincy (Stephen Guarino) are engaged to be married, but with very different ideas about what a gay wedding should be. Hillary (Brianna Brown) and Ian (John Halbach) are cohabiting peacefully; and Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon) and Derrick (Leith M. Burke) have taken a huge step in their relationship by fostering a child.

Deadline broke the news of the premiere date and the many special guest stars from primetime and more to look forward to this season.

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Emmy Winner and Noted Soap Opera Head Writer; Hogan Sheffer Passes Away At 61

Over the last several hours, reports have broke that one of daytime’s most notable scribes has died.  Hogan Sheffer, who was head writer at As the World Turns, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless has passed away at the age of 61.

Soap Hub, first reported the news via multiple sources, however, many writers who worked with Hogan during his tenure on the soaps have taken to social media to share their condolences and their grief and remembrances.

Sheffer’s appearance on the soap scene was unexpected, especially in a genre where it is often rare for new blood to take the reins at the head writer position.  Proctor & Gamble had decided to bring in Hogan after his work as the Director of Screenplay Development for DreamWorks, not because of his writing credits for a previous network soap.  He was given trial deal as a breakdown writer for the CBS soap and 10-weeks in became the beloved town of Oakdale’s new head writer.

Hogan and his then writing team were able to turn the classic, As the World Turns around.  The show went up in the ratings and during his time with the series ‘World Turn’s’ won two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, and he and the writing team picked up four Emmy victories all through 2000-2004.

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Next, Sheffer landed in Salem as head writer of Days of our Lives along with Meg Kelly from 2006 through to the beginning of 2008.   He would later join The Young and the Restless and team up with then head writers: Maria Arena Bell and Scott Hamner, and eventually stay with the show till 2012.  During Sheffer’s time in Genoa City, Y&R also won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in 2011.

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On Sunday, former WWE and daytime writer Tom Casiello, who was extremely close with Sheffer…  and who shared how Hogan gave him his start at writing in daytime, took to his Facebook page to pay tribute to a man who had such an impact on his life and many others.  It is worth the read here. 

Y&R writer, Sara Bibel tweeted: “Hogan Sheffer was a gamechanger for ATWT and daytime. Everyone I know who worked with him adored him. RIP”

And, iconic ATWT star, Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily) tweeted on Sheffer’s passing: “To say he was one of a kind would be a tremendous understatement. Our years at ATWT with Hogan at the helm were a rebirth for our beautiful show. Loved his writers, actors,crew. Blessed to have him on the first floor in Brooklyn ready to listen. Talented. Funny. Generous. RIP”

Colleen Zenk (Ex-Barbara, ATWT) also took to Twitter upon learning of the passing of Sheffer sharing: “I loved him, loved him, loved him… he was so good to me. Thank you for everything, Hogan. You were so loved. Especially, by me… Rest in peace…”

Michael Fairman TV will continue to bring you updates as the soap world mourns the loss of a creative force in our genre.  Share your condolences and thoughts on the death of Hogan Sheffer via the comment section below.

 

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In “The Pawnbrokers”, Daytime Emmy winners, Larry Bryggman (Ex-John Dixon, As the World Turns) and Dorothy Lyman (Ex-Opal Gardner, All My Children) will be seen as a criminal duo!

Bryggman and Lyman play a couple that fronts cash to criminals on the black market. In story, series star, James Spader’s Red acclimates himself to his new digs in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival.  Samar (Mozhan Marnò) goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals. (Enter Larry and Dorothy!)  And, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.

Check out the promo for tomorrow night’s episode below.   Then let us know if you will be checking out Larry and Dorothy and if all of this brings back memories of their amazing performances in Oakdale and in Pine Valley in the comment section below.

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