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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode # 9

Soap expert Michael Fairman, General Hospital and Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, and Being Erica’s and MVP’s, Dillon Casey are back together again anchoring the latest 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 first episode of 2011 in our very special February Sweeps 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 #9

Welcome to the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soap Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy and Dillon Casey. This month the threesome welcome special guests: The Bold and the Beautiful and former Santa Barbara star, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Melissa Archer, and General Hospital’s Chad Duell for some entertaining and revealing interviews, and a look into February Sweeps hottest storylines. Plus, our hosts discuss: soap’s hottest topics and news, battle it 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 hour and a half of fun on our fun, fabulous, February episode!

This podcast is best played on a high speed connection. However, if you have a slower speed connection, here are some tips: just wait till the buffering is complete and the audio file loads and begin playing. This is to ensure your listening pleasure.

On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #9 features the following segments:

  • A Martinez Interview – Our special podcast soap star call-in guest, daytime favorite A Martinez chats about his new role on The Bold and the Beautiful as Dr. Ramon Montgomery, his most memorable soap role as Cruz Castillo on Santa Barbara, hoping to reunite on-screen with Marcy Walker some day, and the night he won his Daytime Emmy! Starts @ 19:11
  • News & Views – Soap Opera’s shocking exits are discussed including, Rebecca Herbst’s dismissal from GH, CBS Daytime Programming Executive, Barbara Bloom stepping down from her post, or did she? AMC’s Melissa Claire Egan’s decision to leave her role as Annie, Austin Peck’s return to daytime in a new role on OLTL, and the five actors who left DAYS for various reasons; Mark Hapka, Shelley Hennig, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Ty Treadway and Robin Mattson. Starts @ 30:13
  • Melissa Archer Interview –Our next podcast soap star call-in guest One Life to Live’s, Melissa Archer, discusses the perils of her character, Natalie Buchanan, whose life is about to become unraveled during February Sweeps! Melissa previews the double wedding of Natalie and Jessica and the sizzling fall-out!  Starts @ 44:59
  • Power Performance of the Week- The Young and the Restless, Daniel Goddard as Cane Ashby tops our list and you will hear and know why! Starts @ 57:31
  • Chad Duell Interview – Our final call-in guest of the podcast, Chad Duell of General Hospital reveals what it was like to play the emotionally heavy and key scenes that air in early February where his character, Michael Corinthos, admits he was raped in prison to members of his family. Duell also discusses how GH tackled this important social topic of sexual abuse. Starts @ 1:02:07
  • Stump the Soapers – Our podcast co-host, Dillon Casey, tries to trip up Carolyn and Michael with current trivia questions on soaps favorite couples in our Valentine’s Day edition of our podcast game show. Will Fairman win the game as per usual, or will Hennesy become victorious for the first time in Stump the Soaper history? Find out. Starts @ 1:15:15

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

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Angela
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Angela

Wow..thanks Carolyn for your take on R.Herbsts dismissal…it cleared alot up…I respect Becky as an actress and no I will NOT stop watching GH…this is my favorite show and has been since 1988!!

May Newquest
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May Newquest

I wanted to comment on Becky Herbst- I am very angry as a fan that they let her go, and I also tune in for her and probably won’t be tuning back in, as far as the other 40 actors, some I do like some I do not, for me it is the stories. I am just not interested anymore, Becky/ Liz was like the last thread holding me on. So in essence you are right something is wrong and it is with the writing and whoever is making these bad decisions. If they want this show to succeed, they… Read more »

MA Fan
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MA Fan

I got to tell you…I love Melissa Archer! She is such a sweetheart and a wonderful actress. I know Susan Haskell is a great actress too but I really think that Melissa deserves to get an emmy consideration this year. She has done fabulous work this past year, especially in her scenes with Susan and Michael.

ma fan#2
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ma fan#2

love melissa archer!!!!

Heidi
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Heidi

Another fun podcast! Thanks Michael, Carolyn and Dillion! Loved the interviews with Melissa and Chad the most. It is always great to hear about the news and from your perspectives. GH is my favorite soap and yes… I am terribly saddened about Becky Herbst leaving, and there are issues with them writing out the core characters and older characters. However there are so many talented people on that show whith some stellar performances that I agree with Carolyn’s perspective. Becky will get on another show and will make that show very successful. Chad’s performances this week have been so fabulous… Read more »

Erika
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Erika

Another great podcast, Michael! I love Carolyn as a co-host, she is so funny and classy! And Dillion Casey is pretty cool too. You all are just so funny together and I love listening to what you all have to say.

Doe
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Doe

Hey, Michael. This was another fun pod cast. I can always count on Carolyn to drop her subtle remarks and she is so sharp, plus talented in so many ways…her writing,etc. a very creative person. I thought your guests this month were just perfect. It was especially great to hear from A.Martinez,and to hear he will be back on B&B and as a doctor. I’m thinking maybe the Nick and Stephanie lung cancer story. Whatever it is he is welcome addition. Melissa is such a pretty girl and a terrific actress and I hope she gets an Emmy one day,… Read more »

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GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Huss Back to GH as Nikolas Cassadine

With Marcus Coloma’s last appearance as Nikolas Cassadine on last week’s January 26th episode of General Hospital, the soap opera brought back Adam Huss to finish out the dark prince’s storyline.

According to Soaps.com. Huss aired today on the January 31st episode of the ABC daytime drama series and will finish out the scenes that were written to be portrayed by Coloma.

Adam previously subbed for Coloma back in September 2021 and again in November 2022.

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After it was announced that Coloma was leaving GH, the network and the series agreed that it would be best that Marcus did come in to tape his last episodes since he was recovering from Covid-19 at the time.  Thus, we are seeing those episodes featuring Huss now airing in early February.

So, glad to see Adam back to wrap Nikolas’ current storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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