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Retro TV Announces Launch Date For THE DOCTORS Of September 29th!

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Look for the NBC classic soap The Doctors to join Retro TV’s afternoon lineup starting September 29th.  Fans of the Emmy-winning series will find two episodes airing back-to- back every weekday at 12PM E/P.

Set in Hope Memorial Hospital in the fictional New England city of Madison, The Doctors‘ storylines center on the hospital’s Chief of Staff Dr. Matthew Powers (James Pritchett) and his dedicated team. The soap opera ran for 19 years, spanned 5,280 episodes and won several Daytime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series (1971, 1972 and 1974), Lead Actor (James Pritchett, 1978) and Lead Actress (Elizabeth Hubbard, 1974).

Several well-known actors and actresses passed through the halls of Hope Memorial during its run, including Academy Award nominee Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Academy Award winner Kathy Bates (Misery), Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist), Emmy Award winner Ted Danson (Cheers), Emmy Award winner Terry O’Quinn (Lost) and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner (Peggy Sue Got Married).

Emily Bronze, Luken’s Director of Affiliate Relations, said “The positive feedback we’ve received since Retro TV’s initial announcement of The Doctors has been phenomenal. Classic soap fans are excited about Retro TV and we look forward to expanding our offerings with this genre and audience.”

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Luken Communications is a Chattanooga, TN-based broadcast group with networks including Retro TV, The Heartland Network, The Family Channel, PBJ, Frost Great Outdoors and TUFF TV. Luken Communications offers diverse, family-friendly programming on its networks reaching approximately 80 percent of all U.S. households via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television. For more information about Retro TV, please visit www.WatchRetroTV.com or www.facebook.com/WatchRetroTV.

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Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Yippee!!! I am doing the happy dance. I just need to remember to watch it everyday because I don’t have a DVR or VCR hooked up to my television in my bedroom.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Why didnt soapnet stick around a little longer and air it…a channel more viewers get…its rare for a soap to have all its episodes before 1975…wouldv’e loved to see it again…one of my classic favorites…soap viewers who werent around back then who get Retro should check it out and see how great soaps used to be…

JeffyJC
JeffyJC

Not everyone has cable, they have added 5 affiliates in the last few months. If I know my soap fans someone will put it on Youtube or Dailymotion

su0000
su0000

Retro is an over air/antenna channel..
Cable companies only pick it up if its offered by air..
He it shown in your area you will see it via rabbit ears..

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I hope some will end up on youtube…it was real good in the late 60s to around 1978…one of my many favorite soaps!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I wish I could, Jimh, I’d love that. I have to check this out…Retro.

su0000
su0000

Comcast use to carry Retro TV, but no longer carries it..
So, guess won’t be seeing it here 🙂

JeffyJC
JeffyJC

Comcast didn’t carry it, they carried your affiliate it aired on, either you lost the affiliate or Comcast removed their affiliate

Mo
Mo

Will watch when I can, which won’t be often as I work and Days is moving to noon.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I don’t have this channel

Avatar610
Avatar610

I’m just hoping someone smart will tape the episodes and post them to YouTube! 😉

Rob
Rob

this airs no where near NYC unfortunately, love old soaps.

KateA
KateA

I hope someone will post YouTube. I have Comcast and live in the 4th largest city and can’t get it. I am still looking to see if I can find an indoor antennae that works!

dzzdee
dzzdee

how do we obtain this channel, someone said air/ant. What is air/antenna, I change from Dish to Direct, they don’t carry any thing good or like. Help I missing out. I want to see!

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

air/antenna a.k.a. rabbit ears. I bought a digital antenna from radio shack for the TV in my bedroom. That is the only way I can watch retro tv because time warner does not carry the channel on cable.

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Judith Light Receives Her Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

This week on Thursday, Judith Light was honored with the 2,673rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony attended by many of her beloved friends, longtime business associates who were instrumental in her career, and former or current castmates, and of course, her husband, Robert Desiderio  (Ex-Steve Piermont, OLTL).

The two-time Daytime Emmy winner for her powerhouse performance as Karen Wolek on One Life to Live, and a two-time Tony Award winner for her work in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties was given her star on the legendary walk on Hollywood Blvd for her incredibly successful and enduring career in television, movies and the theatre.

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Speaking to the crowd in honor of Judith’s big day was her Ugly Betty co-star, America Ferrera as well as Transparent creator, Jill Soloway. Broadway producer Daryl Roth, Light’s Transparent co-stars: Amy Landecker, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffman, David Steinberg, and former Ugly Betty co-star Ana Ortiz, were all on-hand.  In addition, Judith’s longtime friend and former on-screen One Life to Live sister, Brynn Thayer (Ex-Jenny Wolek) attended to celebrate this moment with Judith.

In her speech, Light thanked everyone along the way at all the shows and stages she has appeared on and more including: One Life to Live, Who’s the Boss? ABC and of course, her current series Transparent, as well as producer Ryan Murphy with whom she first worked with as Marilyn Miglin in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, a role which earned Judith a Primetime Emmy nomination.  Light will next be seen in Murphy’s Netflix series, The Politician with Bette Midler and Ben Platt.

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Judith expressed to all that helped her have a successful career: “The fact is, if you were not in my life, the dream of this little girl sitting alone in her room in Trenton, N.J., reading plays and acting out Shakespeare passages, would never have come to pass. All of you have made and are continuing to make the powerful difference in my life and the lives of so many others  So, I say to all of you with deep and profound gratitude, thank you.  You remind me of who we all really and truly are. We are each other’s star.”

Watch Judith Light’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony below.  Then let us know, what you think of Judith finally receiving her star via the comment section below.


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Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall Talkers Debut With Strong Ratings; Hall On GH Friday

The newest talk shows in the daytime arena premiered on Monday and their initial ratings were quite strong. First up was the premiere of Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson and her new series The Kelly Clarkson Show.

According to Variety: the NBCUniversal new daytime series scored a 1.9 household metered market rating and a 6 share in the 56 metered markets. That is the highest debut for a new syndicated show since 2012.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Tamron Hall posted a 1.4 household rating and a 5 share, and with that Tamron scored the highest other debut other than Clarkson in the past five years.

Nashville was the most successful and predicted market for Clarkson, the show scored a 5.97 household rating on its premiere day which climbed 7% to a 6.41 on Tuesday.

Hall will be promoting her show with a cameo appearance on this Friday’s episode of General Hospital where she appears in scenes with Ingo Rademacher (Jax).

In a tweet Tamron also promised that on Friday’s episode of her talker she will talk about her “longgggggg #GH love and history.”

So, have you checked out the new Kelly Clarkson or Tamron Hall Shows? What do you think of them? Comment below.

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DARK SHADOWS Sequel In Development By CW

What would a re-imagined Dark Shadows look now in 2020?  Well, the CW and Warner Bros Television have made a deal to develop the once uber popular ABC cult classic soap opera that aired from 1966-1971.

Now in development, the new Dark Shadows would be an hourlong.  According to Deadline, the pilot will be written by Mark B. Perry (Revenge, Ghost Whisperer and Brothers & Sisters.), so he definitely knows how to write a solid twist and turn soap.

The new Dark Shadows will be a modern-day continuation of the strange, terrifying, and sexy saga of the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine — a mysterious, influential, publicity-shy group hiding a ghastly secret: For the past 400 years, they’ve lived under a curse that bedevils their blue blood with every imaginable supernatural creature and horror.

The most notable and identifiable character of them all, was of course, Barnabas Collins played by Jonathan Frid.

In a statement, Mark Perry said of bringing back Dark Shadows: “As a first-generation fan, it’s been a dream of mine to give Dark Shadows the Star Trek treatment since way back in the ’80s when Next Generation was announced, so I’m beyond thrilled and humbled to be entrusted with this resurrection.”  He went on to say: “My plan is to take as few liberties as possible with the Dark Shadows canon, while bearing in mind a quote from a 1970s episode delivered by the inimitable Oscar-nominee Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman: ‘The Collins family history is not particularly famous for its accuracy.’”

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