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Raven-Symone Named New Co-Host Of THE VIEW!

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ABC’s morning talker The View looks to have stabilized their table of co-hosts with the announcement of Raven-Symone as the new co-host of the long running series.  The 29-year-old star will be permanently seated along side of Whoopi Golderg, Nicolle Wallace, and Rosie Perez.

In a statement today, Symone said: “The Disney Company has made another one of my dreams come true! Being a part of The View family will be a wonderful growing experience for me.  The cast and crew are warm and welcoming and have made the transition into daytime talk easier. I have a lot to learn within this new arena, but being the apprentice of these spectacular women will only make me a better person and talk show host.”

Barbara Walter, the creator of The View and its former long running host said of the hiring of Raven-Symone: She is happy, amusing and well-informed, and has already brought a unique perspective to the program that has resonated with our audience.”

The actress best known for her comedic Disney series, That’s So Raven as well as playing the role of Olivia on The Cosby Show has been heavily favored for some time to be the newest addition to the gals at the table.  The news was announced publicly during the top of Wednesday’s episode of The View.

After Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd, and Rosie O’Donnell all departed The View for different reasons, will Raven-Symone’s be the glue to keep this show together for awhile without any major changes at the anchor desk? What are your thoughts on the addition of Raven-Symone as co-host of The View? Comment below!

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Stephanie
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Stephanie

It’s time for this show to end!

Sammy
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Sammy

The ratings have gone up on the View, the show is not dead yet.

Fanny
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Fanny

I echo your sentiment!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

There are those of us who are very loyal to THE VIEW. I enjoy INTELLIGENT conversation versus amateurish, pretentious drivel.

Sharon
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Sharon

If you like intelligent conversation verses amerturish pretentious drivel why watch GH everyday? lmao

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Sharon.
Please contain your sarcasm…it does not work on me.
GH is a soap…there is no comparison…it is fantasy. THE VIEW is not in the same category. Do you know the difference?

davlestev1
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davlestev1

A picture says a thousand words.. RAGG.. MOPP.. wearing a mop on your head is not a THING.. RAVEN

Laurie
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Laurie

This is a late comment, Cee Cee, but I found Raven to be very well-spoken which surprised me because I find her mohawk & other styles very off-putting. Of course it was a reminder to quit being so judgmental & not judge someone on their looks or media response to them. This show is not half as offensive as people pretend & the commentators never claimed to be experts, just opinionated-just like we ALL are. I’m personally over Whoopi, but the show itself is fine.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Laurie. Hi Laurie. Thank you for that. A few months ago, worse things were said about Rosie Perez. She was called stupid and uneducated. I have met her. Believe me she is neither of those things. If those among us here, who protest so much, would just tune in and give it more than a glimpse, would realize how intelligent Rosie is. Therefore, the same can be said about the rest of the ladies. Raven has not gotten her sea legs yet. But, she will. She misspoke when she called the African countries, continents. Just the other day, she made… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

I love Raven, she is a terrific young lady. I love her so much and her opinions are straight to the point.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Exactly, Johnny. I’m in total agreement with you. Raven joining the View brightened my morning. RAVEN is a wonderful addition to the morning program. I’m so grateful the show & ABC secured her. I love her openness and sense of unique style, too. She’s just SO Raven!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Jeremy, I took some time to enjoy The View today. I wanted to share with you that I thought Raven was engaging and did a nice job!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You bet, Johnny. All of these ladies are the nicest, kindest and sweetest people one could ever meet.
Raven is honest and true to what and whom she represents. Black and white…..no off-color. That is, what you see is what you get.

Harry
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Harry

Really?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol, Harry…really!!!! I do not see any hypocrisy from this girl. She is what we see.. My opinion.

Addison
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Addison

There goes the ratings, hence, there goes The View. I get that they want to appeal to younger viewers, however, this former kid star is not well educated and makes very ignorant statements. For instance, she said that she is “from all the continents in Africa except one.” Does she even have a high school education in which she would have had to pass a geography 101 course? To find a representative of the twenty something demographic, could they have found someone who is educated (either self educated or college educated) and who has not lived a life in which… Read more »

Lori
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Lori

I completely agree with you. I’ve been so frustrated with her co-hosting. She makes faces at the women when they are talking and rolls her eyes at the audience. That’s not a role model for younger viewers at all.

Darren
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Darren

I am so happy for Raven, Congrats girl you will do a terrific job on the view.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I agree, Darren. But, as it is so the rule of thumb, some people need to pass judgment, as if they are personally acquainted with Raven, or other celebrities. It is one thing to cut a character at the knee, from a soap or movie, but, it is altogether a different story when one attacks the person. Not nice….be charitable.

soapgirl13
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soapgirl13

Disney should start outsourcing the hosting jobs along with all their other employees.

Blake
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Blake

What a circus this show has become. Their hosts change every year more than Saturday Night Live cast members! Time to end this hot mess of a show.

JUDY
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JUDY

PUT THIS CIRCUS SO CALLED SHOW OUT TO PASTURE!

john
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john

omg, she’s 29; i’m so old
and yes time to close up shop

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thats so Raven…lol…The View is an endless joke and i stopped laughing long ago….without BawBaw Walters there is no View!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Yep, when Barbra left the show should have ended.

vinman
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vinman

That show got to FOLD!

Christie
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Christie

I turned this show off for good years ago. It’s become such an annoying, pathetic joke. This seems like a last-ditch, desperate attempt to bring in more younger female viewers. I doubt it will work.

Linda
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Linda

The Talk is 10x more entertaining than The View right now, and younger viewers into this type of show are already hooked on The Real.

Patrick
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Patrick

10x more entertaining than , “the View” I know Whoopie Goldberg makes me laugh Rosie Perez: i love that she’s a part of my generation… and I love that she is Latina and yes it is playing the race card… I don’t think she exemplifies… but she is much lauded … I am so glad she is more comfortable in front of the camera… she will share her opinion… and she has so many wonderful causes that she supports Nicole Walker : her opinions are far more interesting than the other republican… elisabeth hasselbeck… just having her gone… brought me… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I watch THE REAL also, Linda…..I love that show, as well. Very funny and entertaining.

Patrick
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Patrick

ok… I wasn’t even paying attention

the view is 10x more entertaining

Jeremy
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Jeremy

It sure is, Patrick. I LOVE the new-View… it’s getting back on track.
LOVE the addition of Nicolle Wallace last September! Rosie P. is getting better. Raven is the latest greatest addition. And, then, there’s Whoopi. There would be no View without her, she’s the Queen of the show, no doubt.
1 seat remains… I was hoping Michelle Collins was gonna get it… but it seems they are still auditioning ’til August. I like Paula Faris, Stacey London, and Michelle Collins.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Right, Patrick. Rosie Perez is so underestimated. She is one of the most intelligent people I know. She is extremely well-read….always professional and prepared. All of them are involved in charities and give their all….and, I am not talking just monetarily. I don’t understand why I cannot express my feelings and opinions. This is why this subject was opened by Mr. Fairman….for discussion, whether some posters agree or not. You know what I mean, Patrick? If one disagrees; say so and explain one’s position….instead of making it personal and attacking me. This is why I love you, Patrick. You are… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I don’t watch that horribly loud show.
those woman speak over each other, loudly..
I have stopped in while chan surfing and a minute or two is all I can tolerate it .. its so bad LOL !
but yet, people watch it go figure ……….. lol

Rose
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Rose

Totally agree. Certainly not the show Barbra Walters originally started.

Torqumada
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Torqumada

Well informed? On what planet would she be we informed? Same planet as the earth is flat Sherri Shepherd or same planet as microbiologist/nude model Jenny McCarthy?

su0000
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su0000

She is no more informed than most people who watch the news and keep on current events who also have an opinion..
the view women are no more informed than others, they simply get paid to talk loud about their opinions..
Opinions are like butts everybody has one..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Su…too funny! You have me in stitches.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Great stuff, Torqumada! Your information is indeed accurate.

BTW, with regard to Sherri Shepherd, when she was first hired for The View, I was ecstatic because I was a huge fan of her sitcom, Less Than Perfect. However, it quickly became clear to me that she was in over her head at The View, starting right out the gate with that “the earth might be flat” comment. Then she proved to be ill-informed, judgmental, condescending, homophobic, all the while being preachy. How she lasted as long as she did is a mystery…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Raven misspoke. She meant to say ‘country’ .

Harry
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Harry

Yep–I guess The View should change its name to The Missing Four Links.

Torqumada
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Torqumada

My favorite quote is that after she got her results from a DNA analysis that she had blood “from every continent in Africa.” Any middle school student with average marks knows the difference between a continent and a country.

I’m thinking she’s not smarter than a fifth grader.

What’s sad is Ms. Walters is well informed, smart and capable. That she’d shill for this empty headed no nothing is depressing. I love a smart woman. Wouldn’t it be nice to include one?

Spot on about the the difference between opinions and intelligence. Absolutely spot on, su

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

a tete a tete
fait accompli

or just 4 women(s) having a good time… as we bear witness

I thought I would miss Joy Behar… and/or Rosie O’Donnell….

but

the current panel… has me laughing intrigued and recording their stuff

@su : “… they simply get paid to talk loud ”

meh :

2 serials
the view
i’m back to “deal or no deal” since the game show network… took off the air… 25,000 pyramid

i’m living it

Tim S
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Tim S

Too Late for this show.. Time to say good bye

days
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days

And thus has to do with soaps how? I rather blind myself than watch that crap

Harry
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Harry

Michael Fairman covers daytime television programing which includes game shows and talk shows. He also covers soap operas which may also include night time programs such as Dallas, Revenge and Nashville.

mark
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mark

she sort of bugs me but she is better than anyone on that show ever! i hate that show!

Charday
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Charday

I no longer watch The View–it’s so awful. I used to DVR only if there was a guest I liked (about once per month), but I have not watched the show in 7-8 months.

JUDY
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JUDY

DO YOU NOTICE EVERY MOMENT IS NEGATIVE……TOO BAD THEY WONT END THIS MESS

Lori
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Lori

I guess the replies are a clear indication that someone needs to give Whoopi a talk show of her own without a panel. No one likes THE VIEW anymore. It’s sad, it was my 10 am snack time.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I gave up on this show a long time ago. From the incessant crosstalk and self-promotion among the panelists to the horrible, iron-fisted moderating skills of Whoopi, it’s a disaster. The only person to give the show any credibility is Barbara Walters, the show’s creator. And she has retired. Stunt casting rarely works, and this show sadly hasn’t learned that lesson…

Jeremy
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Jeremy

hey Jamesj75, I hear what you’re saying, but for me, I’m pretty loyal to The View, sure some hosts have not worked out at all like Sheri, and Jenny. Others, from the past, I loved hearing and seeing their perspectives, and try to better understand and get, other peoples opinions. Anyways, I remain watching, I think the past few years, especially after Barbara retired, the show has lost steam, with that said, I enjoy Raven, and I feel confident that the show will rise up for the next season. And, I think it would be most fitting to bring Barbara… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Jeremy, thanks for your thoughtful reply! BTW, I once considered changing my name to “Jeremy,” but I digress… I really do appreciate your perspective, on this topic and others. I know that, when I make harsh criticism, I am alienating other readers. And I don’t mean to do that. What I might find as a “disaster,” others might consider their all-time favorite show. When I am critical of GH (formerly my long-time favorite show), it’s because I want much more from the show that had me hooked for decades. But getting back to The View, you make some great points,… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I applaud you, Jeremy. You said everything I am thinking.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

hey Jamesj75, oh I totally get your opinion of the View, and GH. I do get when u, I, and others voice our concerns, criticizes, and share our thoughts… it is because we do want more from our shows. I totally agree with you. I, and I believe u do too, want our soaps, to survive on the air for years to come. Anyways, on another note, I wish there were a way to build profiles and have private messages on this blog, and get to know who we are talking to, and be able to correspond accordingly 1on1, too.… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

So Jeremy’s spoken! (I’m sure you’ve heard that one before!) Thanks for your reply! Yes, I do want the soaps to continue to entertain. Right now, it’s like an Agatha Christie murder mystery: “And Then There Were Four.” I agree with you in wishing there were a way to correspond 1 on 1, build profiles, etc. You at least have your picture posted! I also wish we had the opportunity to give a “like” to certain comments. It’s a logistical nightmare — okay, I’m being dramatic — to reply to everything you find interesting here. I would love to give… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

hey J, give yahoo a try; it’s quite good. I’m only familiar with one of her plays, Witness for the Prosecution, but then again, I was: made.inbrooklyn
I look forward to your reply. Then, we can continue conversing about The View, GH, .com

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks for your reply, Jeremy! Glad we are in agreement that we want more from our shows and that we want them to continue. We are indeed fans who seek out this forum to express ourselves. I also have this idea that perhaps some of the braintrust from the shows might read viewer comments at message boards, such as this one, and get an idea of what fans are thinking. It only makes sense for them to seek out feedback, doesn’t it? Along those lines, I wasn’t able to make your suggestion work, but I’ll keep trying (in my attempt… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Jamesj75 :)….re-read my post, from June 13th. there’s a clue in it.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I’m made.inbrooklyn

Jeremy
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Jeremy

my error: madein.brooklyn

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hey J! I don’t know about you, but I am loving GH with Genie back on!
I tried all that with still no luck. Look at Jamesj75@ June 14th (above).

Harry
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Harry

I stopped watching long ago and this new hire only offers reinforcement for that decision.
One question–why does this young woman want to look like the Blue Meanie from the Beatles’ animated adaptation of The Yellow Submarine?

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah, that will bring in a VIEWEer! Its over! While their at it why not hire Tiffany and Debbie Gibson as legal correspondents!

Harry
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Harry

Timm–you forgot I Carly!

Timmm
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Timmm

And Victoria Justice!

Torqumada
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Torqumada

Lol….actually that would be better. “OMG, we’re coming to you from the courthouse, you guys. Like its totally going down!”

mfarris70
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mfarris70

Who has time to watch ill-informed minor celebrities spout off their opinions for an hour a day?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Minor celebrity? Whoopi won an ACADEMY AWARD. Furthermore, do you know who Nicole Wallace is? Her job IS TO BE WELL-INFORMED!!!!!!!!!!! There would be hell to pay if this woman and the rest of the panel did not know/study their topic before airing.

mfarris70
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mfarris70

She’s an Academy Award winner like many others, but right now she sits around squawking on a show that’s well past its prime. Just because we don’t agree doesn’t mean I don’t know who and what I’m talking about.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I am sorry, mfarris. I will not prolong this because it is becoming silly. I did not mean to get your dander up. However, Whoopi does not just sit around ( I know this as fact)…..she runs a business or two, as well….very busy lady.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Why not CAITLIN?!

Timmm
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Timmm

Thats a hell of an idea. It would be interesting to say the least and would be a ratings grabber!

Sharon
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Sharon

both. lol

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GH’s Charles Shaughnessy On Victor’s Villainy: “He’s Just Making Trouble for All of the Fan Favorites! He’s Just Making Their Lives Miserable”

In pretty short order, Victor Cassadine’s re-emergence in Port Charles, and now played by daytime vet, Charles Shaughnessy, has caused plenty of havoc on ABC’s General Hospital.  Shaughnessy, who was much beloved as Shane Donovan on Days of our Lives, debuted on GH back in September of 2021.

You can look at the body count, or the people Victor has under his thumb, to know the impact he is making on the canvas.

In a new interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstand now), Shaughnessy weighs-in on being the treacherous Cassadine.

 

Charles shared: “I mean, he’s just making trouble for all of the fan favorites! He’s just making their lives miserable.  He’s the guy who killed Luke Spencer.  He’s the guy who put Anna in jail and tried to break up her relationship with Valentin.  He’s just miserable to Holly. He’s just dreadful! But it’s such great fun, I mean, the more dreadful the better, really. He’s the villain you love to hate.”

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So, how and just when Victor will get his comeuppance is on everyone’s mind in the viewing audience as well as for characters such as: Laura (Genie Francis), Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), Lucy (Lynn Herring), Holly (Emma Samms), Anna (Finola Hughes), Ava (Maura West), Selina (Lydia Look), and many more.

Victor’s evil deeds seemed to reach new heights during the Holly Sutton storyline. Now the question is, who will he go after next, given what would seem to be his quest for the necklace containing diamonds from the Ice Princess?  Stay tuned.

What do you think of Charles’ portrayal of Victor? Who do you hope takes down Victor? Comment below.

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Eric Kim Named Exec VP of Current Programs CBS Entertainment & CBS Studios; Will Oversee Daytime Programming

As the executive shuffle continues at CBS, and through many entertainment conglomerates in Hollywood, Eric Kim has been named executive vice president of current programs. In his new role, Eric will oversee current primetime and daytime programming for the CBS network and for the studio.

Kim replaces Amy Reisenbach, who was recently promoted to president of CBS Entertainment.  In a statement on Kim’s new position, Reisenbach shared: “I’ve worked closely with Eric for over a decade and have always been impressed with his incredible programming instincts, skill in working with showrunners on our biggest hit shows and strong relationships throughout the creative community. I’m very excited for him to take on this significant role. He is a proven, smart executive whose leadership and input will be vital to the success of our series.”

David Stapf, president of CBS Studios who Kim will also report to expressed: “Eric’s creative instincts and his ability to champion new writers and producers complement his strong relationships with established showrunners, making him an exceptional executive. His leadership has earned the trust and respect of both the industry and his colleagues at the Studio and Network. As Eric steps into this new role, I’m looking forward to seeing the impact he makes both within the creative community and on our series that are enjoyed by global audiences.”

Eric has been with CBS over the last 11 years, and has overseen all phases of production on both comedy and drama series including; Blue Bloods and CSI.

Prior to joining the network, Kim worked in live action series for Nickelodeon and Teen Nick from 2009-2011. He was also vice president of current programming at the CW from 2006-2009, and was part of the creative team that launched the new network when The WB and UPN networks merged and was also an executive at UPN from 2004-2006.

Soap fans, of course, are hoping that Eric will be a huge supporter of the soaps, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful as well as the entire CBS daytime line-up.

So, what do you think of the latest executive change at CBS? Hopeful that Eric Kim will continue to support in-full Y&R and B&B’s efforts? Comment below.

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Laurence Fishburne to Present Levar Burton with Lifetime Achievement Honors at ‘Children’s & Family Emmy Awards’

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that Laurence Fishburne (ex-Josh Hall, One Life to Live 1973-1976 ) will present Levar Burton with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Children’s & Family Emmys on December 11th from the Wilshire Ebell theatre in Los Angeles.

Fishburne, who collectively had won a Tony, NAACAP and Emmy Awards, will honor his longtime friend for the body of his work. Most notable among their many collaborations was when Burton served as executive producer for the 2016 remake of Roots, which starred Fishburne.

As many know, Levar Burton is an actor, director and educator who has taught generations of children about the joys of reading through his show Reading Rainbow. Throughout his career, Levar has been honored with 13 Emmy Awards, 3 NAACP Awards, a Grammy Award for Spoken Word Album, a Peabody Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, among other accolades.

Burton is the award-winning author of The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, A Kids Book About Imagination, and his Grammy Nominated book, Aftermath. His podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, has been downloaded more than 25 million times. Recently, he launched the LeVar Burton Book Club via the Fable app.

The Children’s & Family Emmy ceremony will be hosted by former 30 Rock star, Jack McBrayer, and will be streamed live on NATAS’ dedicated viewing platform powered by Vimeo, available on the web at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku.

What do you think about Levar Burton receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming ‘Children’s & Family Emmy Awards’ and from Laurence Fishburne, no less? Comment below. 

 

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