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Revamped ‘Home & Family’ with Cameron Mathison and Debbie Matenopoulos To Bow On April 5th

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Hallmark Channel’s morning talker and lifestyle series, Home & Family is set to make its return with all-new episodes following production shutdowns during the coronavirus pandemic.

The series has now been updated and reimagined and instead of its five day a week format, will know air three days per week, beginning with the April 5th episode.

Look for Home & Family to now air on Monday through Wednesdays, from 10 am to 11 am ET.

The show hosted by former All My Children favoriteDebbie Matenopoulos(Ex-Ryan) and Debbie Matenopoulos will resume production on March 29th.

A spokesperson for Crown Media Network’s told Deadline, “This change tightens the show, allowing us to created more in-depth segments and interviews.”

The series has previously received six Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lifestyle Program.

Mathison took to Instagram on the news of the new format and start date: “We’re coming back!!!! The whole family will be back on air April 5 with a whole new format. One hour, 3 days a week… Monday-Wednesday 10am 👍🏼 Can’t wait:) Miss you all!!#homeandfamily #hallmarkchannel #bestjobever”

So intrigued by the new format of Home & Family? Will you be watching? Comment below.

 

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Bob
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Michael, to “bow” is to conclude, not to debut, which is what you mean to say in the headline.

Charday
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Glad it’s coming back. Hope all the regular on-camera designers return, too. They make the show–not Debbie and Cameron. I need me some new crafts for the spring and summer.

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I’m glad they can return to their jobs in some form. Side note: Cameron seems like a very nice person and I’m glad he came through his health scare a few years ago. Best wishes to them all.

Eddie
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I hope these changes are only temporary!
Need to return to 5 days a week & 2 hours per day soon. This show means so much to real Home & Family these days.

Scott
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3 days a week and only an hour. How disappointing.
Debbie’s smile every morning is what starts my day off on good note. Have really missed the show.

Edla Hovermale
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Yes, we will be watching. I did not see Cameron and Debbie listed as hosts of the show. Our daughter (special needs) had been watching during the pandemic and there were many shows which got us through it all with craft and cooking ideas. She used to have me record the show daily when she went to her day program, so she could watch the show when she arrived home. We certainly understand that things had to change for everyone’s safety, but are very sad to hear that Hallmark has made timing cuts in the show. We really hope that… Read more »

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Kelly Ripa’s First Book On the Way in 2022

Former All My Children star, now co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan and a successful executive producer in her own right, Kelly Ripa, will add writer to her list of credits.

New this week is that Ripa is sharing a look at her real-life in a book, that will be released next spring in April of 2022.

According to the intel, the book entitled Live Wire will feature sharp, funny, and honest collection of real-life stories from Ripa, showing the many dimensions and crackling wit of the beloved daytime talk show host.

As soap fans know, Ripa has been married to Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) and the two share three children together.

The loglines for the release share: “In Live Wire, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. As a professional, as a wife, as a daughter and as a mother, she brings a hard-earned wisdom and an eye for the absurdity of life to every minute of every day. It is her relatability in all of these roles that has earned her fans worldwide and millions of followers on social media. Whether recounting how she and Mark really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.
Surprising, at times savage, a little shameless and always with humor… Live Wire shows Kelly as she really is offscreen—a very wise woman who has something to say.”

So intrigued to read Kelly’s book when it is released next year? Comment below.

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All My Children Stars and Eileen Davidson On New Episode of Virtual Game Show “Soap Opera Know-It-All”

Imagine being in the hot seat and having some of your soap opera favorites trying to stump you with trivia, while trying to best your competition.  Well, that’s what four contestants faced as they battled it out in the ultimate soap trivia game, Soap Opera Know-It-All.

The Michael Fairman Channel just released its fifth episode of its season, where in round one of the game play, stars from the beloved All My Children served up the questions including: Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie), Jill Larson (Ex-Opal), Lindsay Korman-Hartley (Ex-Cara), Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David) and Jacob Young (Ex-Y&R).  In addition, the former cast members from Pine Valley also try to stump viewers at home with some additional character-related questions.

Later in the episode, there is a very special appearance by Eileen Davidson (Y&R, Ex-Days, Santa Barbara and B&B).  It is Eileen who reveals and asks the final question of the game to determine the eventual winner.

For this edition, host Michael Fairman welcomed longtime soap fans: Michael Cochran, Sean McKinley, and Robert Davis along with returning champion, David Bursky for this soap deep-dive competition.

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Trivia questions from the following daytime and primetime soaps were put to the players during the game: All My Children, As the World Turns, Dark Shadows, General Hospital, Knots Landing, Sunset Beach, Days of our Lives, Dynasty, Edge of Night, One Life to Live, Port Charles and The Young and the Restless.

As the series moves through its now back-half of the season, the winning contestant must defeat the competition for the right to move on to the next episode to face three more challengers all in pursuit of the “Know-It-All” title with special soap-related prizes along the way.

Watch the episode below and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more interviews, music and more.

Now let us know, did you get most of the answers correct? Which question stumped you all the way? Comment below.

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Jacob Young, Brytni Sarpy and Jason Cook Working on New Film, ‘Four For Fun’

Check this out! Soap veteran and Daytime Emmy-winner Jacob Young (Ex-AMC, B&B and GH) is producing his first film, that movie is written by and being directed by former Days of our Lives and General Hospital star, Jason Cook.

Now comes word via Instagram that Y&R’s Brytni Sarpy (Elena) is also part of the cast in the indie film, Four For Fun.

Sarpy shared on Instagram “We had all the fun. Love you all. Can’t wait to see this baby fly… 🖤✨🎬 #FourForFun

Meanwhile, Young posted on IG “Producing a movie is no easy task. Films like this are only possible when everyone’s artistic passions are intact and on point. I have to say @brytni @annikafoster @probably_donovan_patton absolutely slayed it (no pun intended) Cast by the one and only @paulruddycasting ! So proud to act with such a talented cast. I’m also incredibly excited to call this the first full-length film I’ve produced on. We couldn’t have done it without the incredible writing, directing, and relentless vision of Jason Cook! Here’s to big things team! More to come!”

The new film also features Annika Foster (Lifetime’s Burning Little Lies) and former Blue’s Clues host Donovan Patton.

Check out the posts from Brytni and Jacob below!

So, are you intrigued to see this film when it makes its debut? Comment below.

 

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