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One Life to Live wins GLAAD Media Award for Kish storyline!

As many had expected in ceremonies held tonight in New York City, One Life to Live won the GLAAD Media Award in the Daytime Drama Series category besting Guiding Light, As the World Turns and All My Children.  One Life’s head writer, Ron Carlivati and it’s just axed stars, Brett Claywell (Kyle) and Scott Evans (Oliver) were on hand to accept the award.

GLAAD recognizes each year those who give a fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives in the media. How sad that this tremendous portrayal of a same-sex relationship will be off our daytime television screens come April.  And, how ironic is tonight’s bittersweet victory?

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bottomchef
bottomchef

What a joke! glaad has once again proven itself to be all about publicity instead of honoring the right people! OLTL just axed Kish and glaad gives the win to OLTL? If anyone should have won, it should have been GL thanks to Chappell’s acting and bec Chappell created Venice to reunite with Leccia and to give their Otalia fans what they want. glaad once again has proven what they’re about, not honoring the best in Daytime, but garnering publicity.

MissyLady
MissyLady

OLTL deserved to win the award and now the shows EP needs to rehire BOTH actor’s ASAP!

Melissa
Melissa
br
br

Frank gave Kish the axe!

md1347
md1347

OLTL deserved to win but I would have thought someone would have mentioned that they were fired and honored the actors. But I guess a press release was all that was needed… I’m quite disappointed and Brett’s tweet even mentions his confusion.

Lasha
Lasha

I think it is wonderful for Brett and Scott to have won this award – they deserved it. ABC, Frank Valentini and Brian Frons do not after they way they treated Brett and Scott during their firing. When Kish is gone from Llandview, so is this 30 year “mainstream” female fan.

Melissa
Melissa

VICTORY!!!!!!! It’s not over……

Maureen
Maureen

This is typical. ABC and GLAAD has had this kind of relationship since when Eden Riegel first started portraying Bianca on All My Children. Time and again, GLAAD ends up representing the entertainment industry to the community instead of the community to the entertainment industry. Anyone else remember GLAAD helping to explain away ABC’s sudden firing of Brooke Smith after a same sex relationship was started between two female characters? ABC knows how to play the game to get the awards and recognition because they know GLAAD is too scared to ruin their relationships with the networks to do anything that might have some teeth to it.

Margaret
Margaret

That award belongs to Brett and Scott and i’m sure Ron Carlivati knows his story never would have won if it had not been for the brilliant acting of these 2 talented young men who brought Kyle and Oliver to life in such a real and believable way……the chemistry between them was so amazing it made it impossible not to fall in love with them and the love between their characters came across so strongly that their gender was irrelevant……I adore them and
loved their beautiful romantic love story since it started and they will forever be my favourite couple….i will be forever grateful to Brettt and Scott for the joy they gave me in watching their wonderful performances and i will miss them terribly……ABC has made a monumental mistake in ending this story and letting these wonderfu actors go and in such a disrespectful way they deserved better and so did their loyal fans.,,..as a member of that mainstream audience ABC speaks of i am outraged to be blamed for the ending of this story and when kish leaves i will be leaving with them. and wont return until they do…
shame on you ABC………

Irene
Irene

Couldn’t have said it any better . You took the words right out of my mouth. I agree totally!!

sherri
sherri

I’m sorry but the story of Otalia was more compelling. Breese was good in the beginning till ABC writer Pratt assainated Reese’s character and also lied to Eden about giving her a s/l worth love story

I think Gladd should step in before the awards shows and try to help the writers and sponsers of TV shows understand and portray the LGBT community in a better light but they don’t
The fact is they gave the award to them because of the firing and the media surrounding it.
GLADD is a very disappointing award show for the fact is they reconize and honor more GAY characters then they ever do lesbians and if you look back on the awards that where between the Male verses Females the male GAY characters ALWAYS won and this ain’t the first couple to ever be fired because of the same-sex story line
In most EVERY show that has a lesbian character/couple they either have them go back to men or kill them off or just have them disappear from them show completely. There are Gay male couples on TV today but there is only 1 lesbian being portrayed on TV and that is Arizona from Grey’s Anatomy and her girlfriend is BI which means sooner or later they will have Callie go back to men.
Gladd is a disappointment all the way around on how they handle anything

Irene
Irene

I disagree completely. I have been watching GL over 30 years and OLTL since about 20 years approx. I thought the lesbian story with Olivia was one of the worst and most unbelievable storylines I had ever watched. I would fastforward when they came on because I couldn’t bear to watch. After all the men Olivia has been with, it just seemed too ridiculous. There was absolutely NO love between those two. Fish and Kyle are one of the most beautiful couples I have ever seen on a soap (gay or otherwise) . Scott Evans and Brett Claywell are excellent actors—they looked so much in love. I don’t have anything to do with GLAAD but I know a great storyline when I see one. And I don’t care whether they are men or women. They either have chemistry or they don’t. On Grey’s Anatomy Callie and Dr. Hahn had 0 chemistry ( like Otalia ) , but Callie and Arizona are great together. Grey’s kept Callie as a lesbian but gave her a more likeable girlfriend with whom she has good chemistry.

Jardo
Jardo

I hope every time Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati look at that GLAAD award that THEY won, I hope they both choke on it! The two people who WON this award (Scott Evans and Brett Claywell) are no longer part of the show. Ron did some great writing (at least in the beginning …….. as of late, it SUCKS)! But, I’m sure that is intentional.

I highly doubt any other two actors could have brought this storyline to life and done the job that Scott and Brett did with it. They were mezmerizing and “right on” in every single scene they did. What a shame that the show itself receives the GLAAD award and not the actors who bring the storylines to life.

The same will happen with the Emmys. Both Scott and Brett received pre-Emmy nods. However, because of everything that has happened and all the bad publicity for what was otherwise a WONDERFUL storyline with PHENOMINAL actors, these two young men will likely not even get a regular Emmy nod because people will want to avoid the whole situation like the plague. So, if they don’t get an Emmy nod (which both so rightfully deserve and should have), then they obviously can’t win an Emmy award (which they also rightfully deserve and SHOULD have).

These two young men have helped OLTL earn several awards with this storyline. For them to be treated like they have been is a true CRIME on humanity. Now I understand why it was Scott Evans who was given a “Humanitarian” award this past week. He and Brett are BOTH class acts and true gentlemen.

Maybe OLTL and ABC Daytime should receive a “HUMILITY” award for “Stupidest Decision Ever Made by an Executive Producer” of a daytime network soap.

So long OLTL and ABC Disney network! You will no longer be part of my viewing!

Irene
Irene

I agree that Scott and Brett should get the award—not OLTL. The writing may have been good but it is Brett and Scott that made us fall in love with their characters. I would LOVE to see them get nominated and win an Emmy so they would get the last laugh.

christa lyon
christa lyon

i agree that scott and brett should get the award not oltl the writting but brett ans scott were very good characters and i would like to see they both get nominated and win another emmy award again and bring brett claywell as (kyle leiws) and scott evans as (oliver fish) back on screen with their on going raising seirra rose again and we do need to bring them back to the show again and with their on going storyline.

Days Of Our Lives

Sean Blakemore and Gilles Marini To Appear in Season Five of THE BAY

Two more stars very familiar to daytime audiences have been added to the continual growing cast of the digital drama series, The Bay. 

Now comes word that Daytime Emmy-winner, Sean Blakemore (Ex-Shawn Butler, General Hospital) who can currently be seen in the motion picture Ad Astra with Brad Pitt is coming to Bay City.  Sean will take on the role of Tony Foster, a character who makes a visit in an effort to “save the day”.

In addition to that casting announcement, former Days of our Lives star, Gilles Marini (Ex-Ted Laurent) will also be showing up.  Marini is also known for his work on Sex and the City, Devious Maids and Brothers & Sisters. 

Look for Gilles to take on the role of Judge Nazar Zekarain, a character who will also crossover to The Bay’s s spinoff series yA –  a drama focusing on Bay City’s elite and often troubled teens.

The Bay’s creator. Gregori J Martin expressed his excitement on the casting news sharing: “Sean and Gilles are absolute pros! Such a true honor to work with both gentlemen and have them a part of The Bay family!”

Currently, the first half of season 4 of the series is available via Amazon’s Prime Video, with the second half of season to be released later this fall.  No release date has been confirmed at this time.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Memoir Available Now For Pre-Order

One of the most highly-anticipated autobiography’s, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, GH) Nothing General About It, is set for release on April 7th of 2020.  But now according to the book publisher, HarperCollins, you can pre-order your copy of the riveting real-life story of Benard now by heading on over to Amazon  to make your purchase.

According to the log lines and publisher notes: “In Nothing General About It, Maurice looks back to his youth in a small town and his tenuous relationship with his father. He describes how his bipolar disorder began to surface in childhood, how he struggled to understand the jolting mood swings he experienced, and how a doctor finally saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his goal to be a successful actor. But even after he “made it,” he still grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all while trying desperately to maintain his relationship with his wife, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing back as he bravely talks about what it was like to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of GH. 

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Nothing General About It is also an incredible love story about an enduring marriage that demonstrates what those vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—truly mean. Maurice also pays tribute to the community that has been there for him through thick and thin, and ruminates on the importance of both inherited and created family.”

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Look for Nothing General About It to feature a 16-page insert featuring nearly 50 photographs.

So, will you be pre-ordering Maurice’s memoir? Excited to read what he shared? Comment below.

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RATINGS: Days of our Lives Has Strong Week

The ratings are out for the week of September 2nd through the 6th and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives that was the only daytime drama series to gain in total viewers and households.

That week featured the debut of One Life to Live icon, Robin Strasser in her debut on DAYS as Vivian Alamain replacing Louise Sorel.

DAYS topped General Hospital for the week moving into third place adding +82,000 total viewers, while GH hit a new low losing – 143,000 viewers, as well, the CBS Daytime series of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful also lost total viewers … -189,000 and -120,000 for the ratings period.

In addition, DAYS was up +.04 in households week-to-week.   However. the show year-to-year that has continued in recent weeks to lose viewers is The Young and the Restless who from this time last year lost -453,000 viewers.

In the key demos: Y&R remained at #1 in 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 in total viewers, but in the ratings share it tied with B&B in the 18-34 category.  Over the past few weeks, B&B has also been in the top demo slots trading off with Y&R.

With the fall season upon us and summer coming to a close, perhaps many soap viewers will be checking back in to see what is happening in the towns of Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.

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But of course, story and content is king, so here’s hoping viewers will be into what the shows are serving up in the months to come.  And if you love the genre, it’s important to remember in the words of Robin Strasser to “Support the Four”.

Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 3,616,000 (-120,000/-453,000)
2. B&B 3,196,000 (-189,000/-87,000)
3. DAYS 2,123,000 (+82,000/-30,000)
4. GH 2,023,000 (-143,000/-297,000)

So, what soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama right now? Which soap opera is delivering the worst? What changes would you like to see made that you think would help your favorite soap gain more viewers? Comment below.

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