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Oprah Winfrey's OWN Becomes Profitable On Strong Showing From The Haves and the Have Nots!

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Looks like All My Children and One Life to Live may be riding the right TV ticket as news today shows that Oprah Winfrey’s struggling OWN cabler, may have turned the corner and is now on an upswing and becoming profitable for the first time!

According to Deadline.com, “Discovery CEO David Zaslav says that OWN beat his forecast that it would begin to generate cash in the second half of the year!. He told analysts this morning, in his Q2 report, that Discovery’s joint venture with Oprah Winfrey is ‘now cash flow positive and starting to pay down the investment Discovery has made in the venture.’ He attributed the acceleration to the higher fees that pay TV distributors are shelling out for OWN vs its predecessor, Discovery Health.

In addition, the channel’s rising ratings are ‘translating into significant advertising growth including signing over 30 new clients during this upfront, and driving double digit scatter pricing.’ He singled out Tyler Perry’s Have And Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor as “bona fide hits” that contributed to 39% ratings growth among women 25-to-54 in Q2. That was ‘the highest growth of any cable network’ in the quarter and made OWN a top 20 network for women in June — and made it a top-3 network for African American women over the last eight weeks. Zaslav says that OWN’s “positive cash flow generation should continue to increase.”

So what do you think about the turn in Oprah’s profitability on OWN? Would you like to see AMC and OLTL remain there after the summer with all-new episodes?  What do you think of Tyler Perry’s The Haves And The Have Nots? Share your thoughts!

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jenette
jenette

i love the haves and the have not it’s agood show i would love to she amc and oltl be a part of own

Dinah
Dinah

I hope OWN keep AMC/OLTL

Bruce
Bruce

I love The Haves and the Havenots along with Love Thy Neighbor. I would love for AMC and OLTL to remain on OWN!!

Joan Faist
Joan Faist

I would love to have AMC and OLTL stay on OWN. Congrats to Oprah.

OneLifeMikey
OneLifeMikey

All of us soap fans told Oprah this was the way to go to save her network! We told her this, begging & pleading 2 years ago! So yes! Please!

Tali
Tali

I love watching OLTL on Hulu but would love them to stay on OWN also!

moshane58
moshane58

Differently but with low ratings on them will they stay?People need to watch regardless of reruns to prove these soaps have an audiences.We don’t watch we will be the losers not Oprah.They need a network to improve and add more cast.These actors won’t turn down other jobs that pay alot more.Ratings release today where not good….

JEM
JEM

I think it is funny that for all of Oprah‘s life lesson, change the world, live your best life, New Age crap that she had been airing on her network, the thing that is saving it is good old fashioned soap operas and entertainment. I think OWN started as a big exercise in self-aggrandazing vanity on Oprah‘s part. She didn‘t count on the fact that while people liked her show for an hour a day, an entire network devoted to her was just way too much. She also didn‘t seem to realize that when you have a network, you need shows, and programs, and content. There‘s only so many times one can watch the reruns of Shania Twain‘s life story. I hope AMC and OLTL do get new life on her network. It could mean big things for the soap genre.

Carol Bryan
Carol Bryan

I would love for this to happen!!! ABC will now see just how many fans AMC and OLTL really have. Their losing money and OWN is making money!!!!

Tasha Jones
Tasha Jones

It is sad that I can not see it on own in Canada. Does anyone know why this is the case?

Yolanda Arias-Arenas
Yolanda Arias-Arenas

I would love for OLTL and AMC to be a part of OWN from now on. It’s great to have the soaps on TV again.

Robert in Jersey City
Robert in Jersey City

Opes was wrong about soaps….
Good to see that this shows everyone the genre IS viable.

dawnhaze
dawnhaze

OWN would be a good home for AMC and OLTL. Hope it comes to fruit.

su0000
su0000

I hope the soaps will find a TV home, but I am not a rerun watcher of any show.
I never take the time nor have need to watch something that I have seen and know the outcome.
Hopefully in the future OWN would run the current episodes for the people who like to watch the Soaps on a network, I’ll still watch via the net, as I’ve done for years.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I so hope OWN keeps OLTL and AMC after this summer run.

bc
bc

Perhaps oprah should do business w/ victoria rowell’s production of rich and ruthless to partner it w/ “the have and have nots”. It’s no surprise though that rowell has to use kickstarter campaign to fundraise for her project when even director spike le has to use kickstarter for his movie. Yet spike is the most prominent African american director. tyler perry’s soap opera gets a lot of criticism for its portrayal of African americans despite its ratings. While spike and rowell are more similar bec they are vocal abt racial issues.

Lisa M.
Lisa M.

Congratulations on the ratings thanks to the fans. We are making it happen because finally Oprah is putting some good shows on her network. I was not a viewer of OWN until the last year. I am definitely an avid viewer now because of the great shows and interviews that are now shown. I personally am in love with Tyler Perry’s soap The Haves and Have Nots. This soap is awesome and keeps me on my seat. I can’t wait until the episode tonight. Then there is my two favorite daytime soaps AMC & OLTL. I am so glad they were revived and by the numbers for the first 40 episodes tells me the fans are happy too. I have a feeling that Own will be picking up the new episodes also. Oprah now sees by the numbers that we can get her back on top. I watch them faithfully on hulu plus.

Shirley Handy
Shirley Handy

I like The Have and The Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor. I just started watching these two shows when I heard AMC and OLTL were going to be shown on OWN during the summer. I hope you can keep AMC and OLTL on OWN for everyone that enjoys these shows.

Dawn
Dawn

Can’t see any of those on the Canadian OWN. It really is frustrating and disappointing. Would love to support the network by watching these shows but alas not in Canada. 🙁

Tasha Jones
Tasha Jones

I do not understand why this is not on OWN Canada makes no sense?>??

brian
brian

“The Haves and the Have Nots” is my favorite show ! I await the new episode each week.

susan M.
susan M.

Oprah must be happy that this benefited her cable channel by putting OLTL & AMC on just for the summer. Should have put them on her channel from day one!

Denise
Denise

I personally would like to see AMC and OLTL remain on OWN. Those shows have been a part of my existence ever since the beginning and should never have been cancelled. Awesome programs. The Haves and the Have Nots is in a class by itself, a phenomenal new soap with excellent characters, especially Tika Sumpter. The writing is off the chain, where does TP get some of these storylines from. Tyler and Oprah keep up the good work because obviously you do it well. The ratings speak for itself.

Helen
Helen

I love watching OLTL on OWN! Lets keep both shows on TV!

Cathy Frank
Cathy Frank

YES!!!! Keep All My Childten & One Life to Live on OWN
My family & friends would rather watch them on TV instead of the Internet.
Some older family & friend don’t know how to use the computer. Some do not even have
computers.

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Tamara Braun and Jennifer Bassey Filming New Motion Picture Comedy ‘Kombucha Cure’

The cast of the new motion picture comedy, Kombucha Cure was revealed by Variety and in it. soap opera favorite and Daytime Emmy winner Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim and Carly, GH, Ava, DAYS, and Reese AMC) is featured in the cast along with Denise Boutte, Jayson Bernard and Jasper Cole in a film directed by Cecilia Choi.

In Kombucha Cure, Braun and Boutte play corporate enemy executives at a health insurance company sent to a small town to investigate what the company views as the unusual and expensive longevity of some of their clients with cancer.

Along with Braun, none other than another former All My Children and GH star Jennifer Bassey  is in the film along with Robert Craighead, Ali Zahiri, Lance Paul, Yorke G. Fryer, and Angie Kim.

The film is currently shooting in Los Angeles through the month of February, and the feature is being executive produced by Jonathan Chia and Tarun Raj.

In addition, Paul and Fryer of Ginger Knight Films are producers along with Bernard and Roberto Rosario, Jr. of J&R Productions.

So excited to hear of Tamara’s latest project? Comment below.

 

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FRIDAY: All My Children Icon Susan Lucci To Co-Host ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

Look for La Lucci to chat it up with Dr. Mehmet Oz on his Daytime Emmy-winning Daytime talk show, The Dr, Oz Show, this Friday (check times in your area).

In the Friday Celebrity Super Fan episode featuring Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children) look for the full-hour to tackle hot health topics plus how Susan is doing today after her heart emergency that happened in the fall of 2018. . In addition, Dr. Oz looks inside Lucci’s heart with a live scan.

And, Susan will be surprised by her former AMC co-star and on-screen love interest, Walt Willey (Ex-Jack)

For a preview of the episode with Susan click here.

Excited to be part of tomorrow’s on-air episode of Dr. Oz, Lucci posted on her Instagram “DR. OZ! Co-hosting with the brilliant one himself! Tomorrow! He makes me do something I’ve NEVER done before!!”

Will you be checking out Susan on Dr. Oz and a reunion with Walt Willey? Will they talk about the bantered about pontential AMC reboot? Comment below.

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Cady McClain Remembers ‘All My Children’ On Its 50th Anniversary Sharing: “I Will Always Be Grateful For the Experience, and For The Lifelong Relationship With All The Fans”

The beloved All My Children first aired on January 5th, 1970 on ABC and ran on the network until it was canceled back in September of 2013.  The next year, the show received a short-lived reboot online via Prospect Park.

One of the actresses to appear in both the network and online version was Daytime Emmy winning actress Cady McClain, who became soap-famous for her role as Dixie Cooney Martin and together with Michael E. Knight, became one of soaps all-time popular duos as Tad and Dixie.

While so many miss All My Children every single day and the indelible characters created by the late, great Agnes Nixon, McClain took to her Instagram on Sunday to relate what the soap opera meant to her in her life.

Here is what Cady shared along with a cover of Soap Opera Digest featuring Michael Knight and herself as Tad and Dixie: “Today I am celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “All My Children”! I started on the show when I had just turned 19 in the fall of 1988. I worked as a contract player thru 1996. I was back in the fall of 1997 again under contract and worked through 2001. That’s roughly 13 years. Then I came back for a year in 2006, then for a couple months in 2012. Then I did the internet version for six weeks and then… the show was done.

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For many years this show and the people on it were like family to me. The makeup artists as much mom’s as my own mom to me at times. And thanks to the work I was able to afford some art school and college as well. I saw many great shows (both American and International) that came to NYC, which opened my eyes to what performance could be. It allowed me to do a lot of Off-Broadway theater and roles in five Indie films while working my day job.

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I was nominated three times and won my first Emmy. I made some lifelong friends like Michael E. Knight, James Patrick Stewart, Jill Larson, Penny Bergman, Julia Barr, Lonnie Quinn and many others both in front of and behind the scenes. And most importantly, I was able to take care of my wild but wonderful mother. ‘She who drove me nuts’ but impressed on me the importance of having art in ones life. Who read me poems and took me to museums. My child who died but who I so grateful to have known. Thank you ABC and all the producers and writers who supported me and my work. Because of your support my life was richer, broader, more interesting. I will always be grateful for the experience …. and for the lifelong relationship with all the fans! Massive shout out to the daytime fans who continue to support me in my projects. When I meet one of you on the street I am truly grateful for your time and that we got to share some really special moments together. . .”

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So, share your remembrances of All My Children and your thoughts on Cady’s sentiments via the comment section below.

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