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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
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Heidi

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

Christy
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Brian
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Brian

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

Sue
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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
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Rose

Dianeda!!! HILARIOUS. Love these podcasts.

All My Children

Three-Time Daytime Emmy Winner, Cady McClain, Reveals She’s ‘Back On Set’ But On Which Show?

After her Instagram post earlier this week, fans of Cady McClain have been attempting to dissect her cryptic tease of a message. McClain, a three-time Daytime Emmy winner, shared the good news with fans that she is ‘back to work’, except she didn’t share which show or project she is working on … just yet!

In her post, McClain teased: “Back on set! Fun to be working again on such a terrific show! Can’t wait to be able to share the news with you all soon! Meantime, hoping you are all taking good care of yourselves. Sending hugs!! ”

Now, it could be Cady is working on a primetime show, not a daytime show, but we shall see.

She has previously appeared on The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives of the four remaining daytime soaps.  On Y&R she played Kelly Andrews, and on DAYS, Jennifer Horton Deveraux.  And, as viewers of the NBC soap saw this week, Jennifer (in a short appearance by Melissa Reeves) returned to Salem with Jack (Matthew Ashford), only to tie-up loose ends over the holidays and exit the show.

Since DAYS still tapes months ahead, could McClain be returning there, or might she pop up on GH and B&B? The character of Kelly was killed-off of Y&R back in 2015.

Previously, Cady became soap-famous for her roles as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children and Rosanna Cabot on As the World Turns.

Share your thoughts on which show you hope Cady is working on, whether, primetime, daytime, or a streaming series, in the comment section below.

 

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‘As the World Turns’ Alums Try to Stump Contestants On All-New Episode of ‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Game Show

In the sixth episode of the virtual game show, Soap Opera Know-It-All four fans battle it out over their knowledge of deep trivia of daytime and primetime soaps, exclusively on the Michael Fairman Channel.

For this edition, the game show’s host, Michael Fairman, welcomes longtime soap fans: Robert Evans, Nancy Levy, Matthew Preston, and returning champion, Michael Cochran.

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During round one of the game play and throughout the episode, former stars from the beloved CBS soap opera As the World Turns appear and participate trying to stump the contestants including: Maura West (Ex-Carly), Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily/Rose), Van Hansis (Ex-Luke), Colleen Zenk (Ex-Barbara), Christian LeBlanc (Ex-Kirk) and Trent Dawson (Ex-Henry), and later in the show, look for a special guest appearance by Days of our Lives favorite, Blake Berris (Ex-Nick Fallon) in the ‘Knock Out Round’.

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The contestants knowledge of the following soaps were put to the test during this sixth episode: All My Children, Another World, As the World Turns, Desperate Housewives, General Hospital, Guiding Light, Knots Landing, Sunset Beach, Edge of Night, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara, The Bold and the Beautiful.

As the game show series moves through its now back-half of the season, the winning contestant must defeat the competition for the right to move on to the next episode to face three more challengers all in pursuit of the “Know-It-All” title with special soap-related prizes along the way.

Watch the game show episode below.

Now, play along with us, and let us know in the comment section how many answers you had correct, and if you enjoyed the show!


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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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