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QUEENS OF DRAMA Series Premiere Date Revealed! Set To Bow On POP Immediately Following Daytime Emmy Telecast!

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The highly-anticipated reality series featuring many female soap notables is finally set to make it’s debut!

Will girl power reign supreme when six former daytime and primetime soap stars take control of their careers to produce and star in a new serialized drama? And can they get along to accomplish their goal? That is the premise surrounding Queens of Drama set to bow on Pop on Sunday night, April 26th (10PMET/7PMPT) with a one hour season premiere immediately following the network’s live broadcast of the previously announced 42nd Annual Daytime Emmys Awards!

After it’s season premiere, Queens of Drama will move to its regular time slot on Wednesday night’s with its next installment on Wednesday April 29th beginning at 8PMET/PT).

The half hour weekly series will have ten episodes in all that features an all-female cast working in front of and behind the cameras as they develop, pitch, and produce a new steamy series with the goal of landing a pilot deal by the end of the season.  The all-star cast includes Lindsay Hartley (All My Children, Days of our Lives), Crystal Hunt (Guiding Light, One Life to Live), Vanessa Marcil (General Hospital), Chrystee Pharris (Passions), and Hunter Tylo (The Bold and The Beautiful) with special appearances by Donna Mills (General Hospital and Knots Landing).

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Queens of Drama features a powerful, all-star cast of soap’s leading ladies, while tapping into the sensibility of female empowerment, taking charge and having it all,” said Paul Adler, Senior Vice President, Programming, Pop. “We’re excited to give fans a new perspective of these women with a reality series that debuts immediately following Pop’s exclusive live broadcast of the Daytime Emmys.”

The series is produced by by ThinkFactory Media, with Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Aaron Fishman, Tim Laurie, and Leslie Greif, serving as Executive Producers.

Watch the first teaser promo for Queens of Drama to whet your appetite below! Will you be tuning-in to see how Donna, Hunter, Vanessa, Crystal, Chrystee, and Lindsay get along and try to produce their own soapy drama?  Share your thoughts below!

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Katie
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Katie

Wow what a lineup I am soooo there!

Ella Brown
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Ella Brown

Sharon Case is my queen of Daytime 🙂

Nikki
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Nikki

I agree. Sharon Case should have been in that Daytime Queen as well. They have tried to destroy her character for a long time now. It looks like their going to try and pin Austin’s murder on her. If they do and they think they lost viewers before watch what happens then.

GB
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GB

this looks SO staged and SO fake – even by reality show standards! in other words, i’ll be watching!!!

Elhu
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Elhu

From the short clip, it looks like an all soap cast of yet another version of the Real Housewives. I am okay with that though, as I do watch some of the Real Housewives shows, and I know and like some of the women in this new show as well. Wishing them all well.

Mija
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Mija

Yes, I like it – I am there !!! Mija

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

Pop channel? When they changed the name station??? TVG sound better than pop goes weasel channel.

Mo
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Mo

In January I believe.

dee
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dee

Love it ! I’m watching for sure.

BreckRoy
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BreckRoy

I was a big fan of Chrystee Pharis on PASSIONS. She was quite good and the reveal and playing out of her lesbian storyline was well acted…and completely ignored by the soap press. That was a shame. I hope she gets a chance to shine here and, as the minority, is not simply cast as the no nonsense balck girl steroetype or, worse, Omarosa/Starr Jones-esquw villain on the show. I always felt that, had there been more roles for black women on daytime, she would have been snapped up quickly by another soap.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Real Soap Stars of Beverly Hills. Hmmm. Donna Mills is awesome, but she deserves better.

Anne
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Anne

Awful. We want more and better soaps not reality XXXX,

su0000
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su0000

I’m with you..
I do like the phony staged reality shows..
they are not reality, actually they are staged ..

C
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C

I wonder if Pop will end up ordering to series the primetime soap that the group of women are trying to put together.

Fanny
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Fanny

Vanessa Marcil come back to GH, where U belong!!!
Networks R at an all time low, if this is the only nonsense
they can come up with. Reality shows R utter rubbish,turn
them off 4 quick cancellation.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

DItto Anne.

Robert
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Robert

I my be tuning in!

Rose
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Rose

Definitely NOT for me! This clip makes the Chew, etc., almost look watchable.

Mo
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Mo

Is it a reality show or scripted? I thought it was going to be a scripted show. Don’t think I’ll watch if it’s reality.

C
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C

If I understand, it’s a reality show about these six women producing and starring in a pilot for a primetime soap opera.

C
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C

It looks kinda fun in a guilty pleasure way.

Nikki
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Nikki

Add Sharon Case to the mix and another viewer has joined. The only reason for Y & R is Sharon Case.

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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