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Ron Raines Added To The All-Star Soap Cast of Crystal Chappell's BEACON HILL!

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Former Guiding Light favorite Ron Raines (Ex-Alan Spaulding), who just debuted on One Life to Live as the nefarious Carl Peterson, has also joined another stellar cast!

Today, Crystal Chappell’s upcoming new web series Beacon Hill announced that Raines has been added to the cast to play the key role of Senator William Preston!

According to the character description on the Beacon Hill series website, “Senator William Preston  is a longtime Democratic Senator for Massachusetts who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. The Senator believes that blackmail is something you do before breakfast.”  Crystal Chappell will play Ron Raines daughter in Beacon Hill in the role of Claire Preston, thus reuniting these two former GL favorites! 

So, what do you think of the casting of Ron Raines as Senator Preston?  Are you excited to see him join the cast with the likes of Ricky Paull Goldin, John-Paul Lavoisier, Melissa Archer, Louise Sorel, and Sarah Brown too? Comment below!

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So excited to see Ron Raines join the cast… it’s shaping up to be an amazing group. Love that Ron and Ricky Paull will reunite to work together on Beacon Hill. Add all the other talent and it will be one heck of a show.

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what is the website where I can view this show? is it something I will have to pay for?

Tori
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They have not started production yet. from what I read on the official site (just google Beacon Hill web series or go to Crystal’s facebook or twitter page for link) the web series will not air until early 2014. I would love it if I am wrong because I want to see this so right now!!!

Janice
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Janice

thanks Tori! I’ll check it out. Did you watch the pilot for Crystal’s series “The Grove”? I loved it but never saw any new episodes 🙁 Robert Woods (Bo) from OLTL was in it.

Sandy
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Sandy

Ron Raines is a good solid character who will bring strength and entertainment in his new role of a not-so-good senator. Yes I am looking forward to the new series with Sarah Brown and Melissa Archer also. When is the debut?

heidi
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heidi

This is looking to be really good!!! Love the cast so far!!! Based on the current cast and especially Ron… a great casting of Sara… would be Julie Marie Berman! She looks like she could be Ron’s daughter and JP’s sister and even Crystal’s sister! Will be looking forward to seeing the rest of the casting! It’s a beautiful and talented cast with a great look!

Rodd
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Rodd

That’s some lineup! How do you get to watch this show?

Tori
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Tori

I thought she is Ron’s character daughter in law? maybe I read the website character descriptions wrong. Crystal is amazing with these projects. I am amazed that networks and cable tv is not banging down her door trying to get there hands on these projects. I look forward to watch Ron in this new venture, I admire his work on One Life To Live.

Blake
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Blake

That is great!

terri
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terri

I will be watching because my favorite Melissa Archer will be on it and all the other wonderful actors are like icing on the cake. Just let me know when it starts and how to watch it.

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Cicely Tyson Recalls Her Time On ‘Guiding Light’ & Her Mother’s Obsession With Soaps In Final Interview on ‘Live with Kelly & Ryan’

The world is mourning the loss of legendary actress Cicely Tyson who died on Thursday at the age of 96.   On Wednesday, Tyson had taped what would be the final interview of her life with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest for the morning show, Live with Kelly and Ryan.

Today on Friday, the show aired Tyson’s interview which was filled with so many moments made all the more poignant by her passing yesterday.

As soap fans know, Cicely was the first black actress to appear on the soaps, and on Guiding Light, back in 1966 in the role of Martha Frazier.  The character was married to Dr. Jim Frazier played first by Billy Dee Williams and then James Earl Jones.  Tyson’s role was eventually taken over by Ruby Dee.

 

During her interview with Kelly and Ryan, the hosts asked the Oscar-nominated actress and icon, best known for her roles in Sounder, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Roots, and A Trip to Bountiful about her time on Guiding Light.  Cicely revealed that her mother was a huge fan of Guiding Light and the daytime soaps, and was obsessed with the characters and what was going to happen next.  As it turns out, according to the interview, Tyson’s mother’s favorite role of her daughter was Martha on Guiding Light.

Watch the clip from the interview below.

Then, share your remembrances on the extraordinary work of Cicely Tyson via the comment section below.

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Guiding Light Alum, Michelle Forbes, Lands Role In ABC Hit Drama, ‘Big Sky’

David E, Kelley’s new drama, Big Sky has been a captivating hit series for ABC in its freshmen offering.  Former One Life to Live star, Ryan Phillippe (Ex-Billy Douglas), who was one of the leads of the series, was seemingly killed-off early on and the show has had more shocking twists and turns in the crime thriller.

For those who don’t know, Big Sky, follows private detective Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) and ex-cop Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick) who join forces to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken. After a winter break, Big Sky returned with new episodes this week.

Now, another soap alum has been added to the cast in the back-half of the first season.  Enter Michelle Forbes (Ex-Sonia/Solita, Guiding Light).  Michelle will take on the role of a mother named Margaret.

According to Deadline on Forbes’ Margaret: “She seems to be the picture-perfect ranch wife who knows her place, likes to bake and loves all of her children equally, but scratch the surface and there’s real steel beneath.”

So excited to see Michelle on Big Sky? Did you love her as Sonia/Solita on Guiding Light? Comment below.

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This Week Mark Guiding Light’s 84th Anniversary with Grant Aleksander & Beth Chamberlin in Virtual Chat

On Monday, Guiding Light turned 84!  The historic soap opera started on radio before moving to broadcast television which count for the astounding total.

Guiding Light began its journey back on January 25, 1937 on NBC Radio, then moved to CBS Radio, and then eventually to CBS Television on June 30, 1952 (although it also continued on radio for a few years also till 1956).

So many fans mourned the cancellation of the series, and had to say goodbye to their beloved characters of Springfield when it went off the air on September 18th, 2009.

To mark this week’s 84th anniversary of the soap opera, The Locher Room is set to welcome two fan favorite stars, Grant Aleksander (Phillip  Spaulding) and Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines), as they share their memories of working together and portraying one of Springfield’s favorite couples with former GL show publicist and now host, Alan Locher.

Circle this Thursday, January 28th at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST to watch the livestream of the chat with Grant and Beth.

So, do you have a favorite Phillip and Beth moment?  Are you missing Sprinfield on GL’s anniversary week? Let us know via the comment section below.

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