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Rumor Report: ABC to make"Major Decisions" in coming week on daytime line-up!

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As many know Daytime Confidential broke this story earlier this week, that has ABC Daytime’s line-up is in question, once again.

DC brings up many points.  First, after moving All My Children to Los Angeles the show is apparently still over budget, while One Life to Live which is still in New York, who brings their show in under budget,  has less of a brand name, which could indicate something could impact these shows future. While, General Hospital is still the number one spot on the network daytime line-up.

What is going on stemmed from the projects that were being bantered about from ABC Media Productions last year which included three possible talk shows that could have one or more green-lighted including, The Tori Spelling and Jeff Lewis gabfest, the cooking show with Danny Boome, and the male talkfest produced by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie…The View team.

According to DC’s sources the following was stated, “They (ABC) have to make a decision by the end of the First Quarter of 2011 in order to get one or more of the shows on the air by fall, Affiliates are getting antsy with Oprah leaving the airwaves with no clear cut successor. The decisions ABC will be making will have ripple effects throughout the ABC Daytime lineup and yes, the soaps will be affected.”

So the question becomes, would these talk shows take spots designated to the current soap line-up, or not? And if so, what would happen and who would be effective?

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Laurie McRae
Laurie McRae

If Brian Frons thought he experienced a fan uprising in relation to GH’s decision to fire Rebecca Herbst, he ain’t seen nothing yet! Just wait til ABC starts messing w/our Soaps! He’s going to get more mail than the entire casts of all 3 Soaps received in the last decade! Soap fans are a mighty, outspoken, fiercely loyal bunch & we will fight for our fave shows tooth & nail!

BrockLong
BrockLong

Laurie, I understand how you feel. I’ve never been a regular viewer of the ABC serials but have watched the CBS ones for decades. The CBS fans have just watched the death of half of its line-up in the past 2 years while NBC is down to 1 show. The loss of ATWT was particularly hard as the show seemed to have a lot of “life” and potential when it was axed.

Frankly, the ABC fans have been fairly luckly as that network’s serials have survived. I hope that all 3 of them are around a year from now.

carmencara345
carmencara345

vanessa marcil giovinazzo has brought sexy back to gh, which was massively floundering til her return. find a way to keep her AT ALL COST. soups are truly dying. i agree: pay for the soap opera greats and weighty guest stars. drop the deadweight actors and change out all mediocre writers to fabulous ones. bring vanessa back. then bring clair labine back to write for all ABC soaps. appeal to a young audience and invest on things like location shoots. soaps could make a comeback if the right management were there!

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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Soap Stars Step Out For Halloween: Who’s Costume Was Tops?

On Wednesday night, many of your favorites from daytime past and present donned some pretty fabulous Halloween costumes and took to some trick or treating!

Michael Fairman TV selected a few for this oh-so-cute photo gallery of some our favorite looks from fright night that were posted by each actor on social media.

From Y&R’s Jason Thompson (Billy) and his family, to DAYS Greg Vaughan (Eric) and his three boys, and others, everyone got into the spirit, especially those with young kids, or even those adults who enjoy pretending they are someone or something else for just one night.

Check out our gallery of some of the looks below.

Then let us know, who do you think wore their costumes best in the comment section.

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WATCH: Live With Kelly And Ryan’s All My Children Halloween Reboot

In one of the funniest satires of a soap opera, Live with Kelly and Ryan annual Halloween episode had this year as its theme the trend in Hollywood to reboot TV shows and more.  So, what should they pick as one of the shows they spoof?  You betcha … Kelly’s first major acting gig on All My Children where she played Hayley Vaughan!

Joining Kelly in the  Halloween”Reboot” of All My Children were Ripa’s real-life hubby Mark Consuelos who played Mateo Santos back on the ABC daytime drama series.

Then, also joining in the throwback fun was none other than the original Kendall Hart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, the one and only Susan Lucci, reprising her role of Erica Kane, and All My Children Superfan, Bravo host and producer, Andy Cohen stepping in as a recast Mateo!

Ryan Seacrest wasn’t left out! He took on the role of Erica’s longtime love, Jackson Montgomery. In addition, Eva LaRue took part in the send-up reprising her role of Maria Santos, and then there is the mysterious Farfel Fargate! Who knew? Myrtle had a brother?

Watch the All My Children reboot below!  Then let us know what was your favorite part of it in the comment section below!

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