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Retro TV to Air the Premiere Episode of ‘The Doctors’ for First Time in 58 Years

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Here’s an exciting bit of news for longtime fans of soaps and NBC’s The Doctors.  Retro TV, the outlet that has become home to the iconic daytime drama will present the series’ debut episode not seen in 58 years in honor of the original series debut.  Circle April 1, 2021 to watch its rebroadcast.

The episode, titled “Whatsoever House I Enter,” will air at 12:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Retro TV and at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on MyRetroTV.com.

Originally airing on April 1, 1963, the episode featured Jock Gaynor as ‘Dr. William Scott’ or ‘Scotty,’ as he becomes involved in two surgeries with very different outcomes. Shot in classic black and white, the episode takes viewers into a moment in television history that spawned the long-running series and led to the rise of many talented actors.

 

“So many of these classic dramas have been lost to time, were taped over by networks or have been too badly damaged to digitalize,” said Retro TV President Joel Wertman. “Our team has worked since 2014 to bring this series to a whole new generation of fans and we love seeing how today’s audiences embrace the nostalgic series.”

Set in the fictional New England city of Madison, The Doctors was known for featuring cutting-edge storylines and engaging characters that helped the series earn 17 Emmy Award nominations. Running from 1963 to 1982 cast included Alec Baldwin Kim Zimmer, Anna Stuart, Ted Danson, Kathleen Turner, Elizabeth Hubbard and many other notable performers..

The Doctors regularly airs on Retro TV weekdays at 12 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and streams at MyRetroTV.com. Episodes are also available on-demand, with exclusive interviews and fan extras at ItsRealGoodTV.com, or via the It’s Real Good TV app. Subscriptions are $2.99 per month or $30 per year on the website.

So, will you be watching the rebroadcast of the premiere episode of The Doctors on Retro TV? Comment below.

 

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Oh, this is exciting; unfortunately, I keep missing broadcasts. Hopefully the restart again on April 1. Maybe I’ll check out RetroTV’s website to see, or see if YouTube has been posting them.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Loved this show. The actors were wonderful, especially Elizabeth Hubbard, a long time favorite that led her to many years on ATWT.

Tim Stuart
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Tim Stuart

They need new content! They’re losing the momentum they had. We watched faithfully for seven years and then they rewind back to the 60s when they had just three years left??? I get the pandemic thing. But the lockdown/ shutdown is over. People aren’t going to wait another decade to see the show all the way to the end. I really appreciate what Retro and SFM have done. It was the best ever until they started rerunning. Soaps aren’t like other genres. You have to watch straight through to the end. And if they HAD to show more 60s episodes… Read more »

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

States are still in lockdown and shut down, Tim. We are still deep in this pandemic.

Kelly
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Many businesses are functioning and there’s no reason they can’t digitize more episodes. This is a budgetary issue.

Violet Lemm
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Tim Stuart
Your comment that the lockdown is over. Where do you live, on some isolated island?

Sharon Pilsner
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Sharon Pilsner

I’d love to see it, I watched it for years. I remember Elizabeth Hubbard, loved the character she played,and followed her on other shows. I don’t know if I can find it or not, I’m not to good on computer stuff, but I’d sure love to see it.

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Remember The Doctors well! And the talents of Alec Baldwin and particularly Kim Zimmer who will always be Reva Shayne Lewis to us from the best soap ever Guiding Light!

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A fan

Is this just for today, or are we going back to the very first episode?

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OLTL Alum Arlene Dahl Dead At 96, Son Lorenzo Lamas Shares: “She Was The Most Positive Influence In My Life”

Another loss for the soap world and its extended family.  Arlene Dahl, who had a notable career in film and television, and who appeared on both One Life to Live and All My Children, has passed away at the age of 96.

Her son, former Falcon Crest and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance and Ex-Hector, respectively), shared the news via his Facebook page: “Mom passed away this morning in New York. She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature and as we got closer in my adult life, I leaned on her more and more as my life counselor and the person I knew that lived and loved to the fullest. My sympathies go to her loving husband @marcrosennyc who, for the last 37 years, made her life so wonderful and joyous. Love you mom forever ♥️ #ArleneDahl #Moviestar #legend #mom #RIP”

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Dahl came on to One life to Live as Lucinda Schenk Wilson, the selfish and manipulative mother of Mimi King played by Kristin Meadows.  Arlene made appearances on the ABC soap starting in 1981 and eventually was offered a one-year contract that took her through till 1984. A decade later, Dahl came on to play Lady Lucille on All My Children for a short time.

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On One Life to Live, Arlene mixed it up with Phillip Carey’s Asa Buchanan and Jeremy Slate’s Chuck Wilson.  Dahl is also well-known as one of the regular panelists on the game show, What’s My Line?

While still working in TV and films, Arlene branched out into beauty and cosmetics, eventually becoming an executive and beauty columnist.

Throughout her life, Arlene was married six times.  She had been married to Marc Rosen since 1984 and they remained together till her death.  She is survived by her son Lorenzo, two other children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Watch Arlene with Phillip Carey in scenes from OLTL below.

Then share your condolences to Arlene’s family, and share your remembrances, via the comment section.

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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Steve Burton Confirms His Exit From General Hospital

Steve Burton has spoken and after so much speculation, the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star has confirmed he is out as General Hospital’s Jason Morgan.

In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,

 

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