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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
Katie

Wow what a lineup I am soooo there!

Ella Brown
Ella Brown

Sharon Case is my queen of Daytime 🙂

Nikki
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
GB

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

Elhu
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
Mija

Yes, I like it – I am there !!! Mija

Jeffrey
Jeffrey

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

Mo
Mo

In January I believe.

dee
dee

Love it ! I’m watching for sure.

BreckRoy
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
Iakovos

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

Anne
Anne

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

su0000
su0000

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

C
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
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
Llanviewer717

DItto Anne.

Robert
Robert

I my be tuning in!

Rose
Rose

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

Mo
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
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
C

It looks kinda fun in a guilty pleasure way.

Nikki
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 Christopher Lawford Dead At 63

Sad news to report this Wednesday.  Christopher Lawford, best known to soap fans as Charlie Brent on All My Children from 1992-95, as well in the role of Senator Jordan on General Hospital in 2004, passed away at age 63.

Lawford who is the son of the actor Peter Lawford, and Patricia Kennedy, and whose uncles were Ted, Robert and President John F. Kennedy apparently died at a Yoga Studio on Tuesday night during a health emergency according to a report from TMZ.

As of now, it is being reported that Christopher’s death appears to be from “natural causes.” The coroner is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Christopher had battled addiction in his life back in the 70’s and 80’s.  The actor was also a New York Times best selling author with his book, ‘Symptoms of Withdrawal.’

Being the nephew of John F. Kennedy, Lawford also spent time in the political arena with staff positions with The Democratic National Committee, and campaigns whether it be at the national, state, or local level

Lawford’s cousin Kerry Kennedy announced his death on social media.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane), Lawford’s co-star on All My Children, shared her thoughts on Instagram at his passing: “Such very sad news that wonderful Chris Lawford has passed away. Chris was so great to work with—always prepared and always with a smile and an ease about him. He was warm and charming whether on set at AMC—or working hard for his charity. My deepest sympathy to his family. RIP, Chris”

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Morgan Fairchild And Soap Notables Filming New LGBTQ Series ‘Mélange’

Over the next several days in New York, some very familiar faces to daytime soap fans are busy filming episodes of a new series entitled Melange, which stars Morgan Fairchild (most recently ex-Angelica, DAYS).

The series is set against the backdrop of a historic New York City gay bar named “Melange”, and the fight for ownership over it, when it’s proprietor has suddenly and mysteriously died.  Melange will explore themes of sexuality, immigration, addiction, power, and inclusion.

Guiding Light’s Robert Newman, All My Children’s Darnell Williams, One Life to Live’s Scott Evans ,  Kristen Alderson, Ilene Kristen, and David A. Gregory are some of the daytime faves tapped for roles in the series, which is said to be a half-hour drama.

In story, Newman, plays Syd Winchester, the deceased owner of ‘Mélange’. Scott Evans stars as Ryann Parker, a young man who fights to keep Mélange away from Syd’s wife, Vivian played by

Melange was created and being executive produce by Tom D’Angora, with former OLTL director and Emmy Award-winner, Gary Donatelli, and Tony Award winning producer, Tim Kashani.

According to Variety, at this time no network is currently attached to the project.

So, what do you think of the show concept of Mélange?  Intrigued by the cast?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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One Life to Live & All My Children Reunion Event Photo Gallery

Over the weekend, actors who appeared on two beloved legacy soap operas: All My Children and One Life to Live took part in a reunion event held over GH Fan Club Weekend.  And while the fans in attendance were excited to see some of their favorites, it was the former cast members themselves getting to see their former co-stars for the first time in years which made the event all the more touching.

Then, in big surprise to the attendees, none other than former One Life to Live star, Nathan Fillion showed up to give hugs to his former castmates including: Erin Torpey (Ex-Jessica), and James (Ex-Max) and Kassie DePaiva (Ex-Blair), among others.  Fillion, who has gone on to primetime success with his show Castle, and his upcoming new series on ABC, The Rookie, has never forgotten his beginnings in show business as Joe Buchanan!  Who can forget his on-screen affair with Robin Strasser’s Dorian, which sent Viki (Erika Slezak) into orbit!

Kassie DePaiva (now Eve on DAYS) told Michael Fairman TV on Fillion’s appearance that she had reached out to him to let him know about the event: “I knew the fans would love it.  He is very proud of his roots.”

When asked about seeing the original Blair, Mia Korf, at the same event whom she had never met, Kassie said, “I went, ‘There’s the real Blair,” but it was really nice meeting her.  You know with One Life to Live actors, even if you didn’t work with somebody there is such a camaraderie, which makes this show so special.”

All My Children fans were thrilled to see appearances by Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenlee), Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David), Jordi Vilasuso, who will soon be seen in his new role on Y&R, and played Dr, Griffin Castillo in Pine Valley, and many more.

Check out our photo gallery of some of the past cast from both AMC and OLTL who showed up to say “hello again” to each other and the fans below.  Then, let us know if it makes you miss Pine Valley and Llanview all the more in the comment section, and which photo you liked the most!

Photo Credits: JPI Studios

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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