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Soap replacements; The Chew & The Revolution Promos Revealed!

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Soap Opera Network got their hands on the first look video promotional materials for The Chew, the replacement for All My Children, hosted by Mario Batali, Clinton Kelly, Carly Hall, Michael Symon and Daphne Oz, (daughter of Dr. Oz!) and, The Revolution, the replacement series for One Life to Live.

The Revolution features Tim Gunn, Harley Pasternak, and Kimberley Locke as co-hosts who take woman on a 360 degree metamorphosis. ABC Daytime is launching these new series under the new promotional banner/campaign for the day-part; It’s a Brand New Day. Materials for the campaign will be sent out to advertisers and press outlets beginning next week as the network presents its 2011-2012 Upfronts at Lincoln Center in New York City on Tuesday, May 17.  This is also the place that soap protesters will be making their voices heard in defiance of the decision by the network to cancel AMC and OLTL.

Since The Revolution is premiering on Monday, January 23rd, that would mean that One Life to Live’s last airdate would then make sense to be Friday, January 20, 2012.  The last episode of OLTL had been in question as to which Friday in January would be the last time we see the residents of Llanview.

Make sure to watch the new series promos and then let us know what you think of them. We are  sure everyone has something to say or a comment to share on this.

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Devoted Fan
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Devoted Fan

Boo. Hiss. How could they possibly do this, with all the money they already have, knowing how many people (who don’t have their fortunes) lost their jobs so that these shows can air? We have basic cable channels for these types of shows. ABC, CBS, and NBC are where we look for soaps in the daytime. I have not watched Let’s Make A Deal or The Talk and I won’t ever watch these two shows either. People just don’t give a darn about others’ livelihoods anymore and I won’t support it. Shame on all who are responsible for the loss… Read more »

Sherry Pappas
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Sherry Pappas

Phooey!

Charles
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Charles

Two thumsb down, way down! If I wanted to watch either of these shows, I would tune in to The Food Network, or watch The Biggest Loser on NBC, or Extreme Makeover the latest version set to appear ABC Primetime any day now.

Susan
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Susan

ABC can promote this crap all they want. I don’t see those of us who have watched All My Children & One Life to Live all these years watching these shows. Congratulations ABC, you are about to make your network unwatchable.

moneek
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May 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm Why would anybody promote another food channel in the afternoon in a time slot held for over 35 years by dedicated soap fans..We are all cancelling ABC…daytime and primetime except for AMC. It is all about greed….Cheap substitites

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Susan M.
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Susan M.

You should make more comments like this… It’s been six months now..Why haven’t you made more comments concerning the soaps? There are commericls for The Revolution now…Doesn’t that upset you??? We should support the soap’s with alot more comments like this one..I will be watching OLTL on the internet when it comes on in Jan. 2012..Everyone will be watching AMC & OLTL on the internet & no one will be watching daytime programing on ABC……..A lot of the actors & actresses agreed to do this such as Michael Easton & viickie Etc.. I read it on the computer…You should be… Read more »

Ruth Womack
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Ruth Womack

Not watching. I’ve been watching the soaps since I was 8 and I’m 50 now.

Solveig Ware
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Solveig Ware

These new shows that ABC is putting up I have absolutely NO interest in. If I wanted to watch this type of show there are plenty of channels that are promoting these . To take All My Children and One Life to Live for this is unimaginable. Why ABC would make such a bad mistake. Money is the only motive, but what about all the ones that are going to lose their jobs now…what about them. Brian Frons is the only one that he cares about …himself, his pockets. More money for him, and who cares what happens to the… Read more »

Patti Betterly
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Patti Betterly

I will not be watching these replacement shows. I will never watch anything on ABC/Disney again. I

Lynn
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Lynn

Nobody is interested in these new shows. AMC and OLTL have a very large and loyal following. They even have an entire publications that sells millions dedicated to these shows. I’m really tired of corporate america deciding what we want to watch without any real data to support their decisions. These are not quality shows; they are just dirt cheap to produce and will most likely be off the air after a year or so. Keep the soaps and quit feeding us a load of you know what.

Dr. Don
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Dr. Don

This very avoidable public relations fiasco, spawned by Sweeney & Frons’ gross and erroneous miscalculations and skewed ratings systems – will be studied in business schools throughout the world for many years to come, as how NOT to run a business, how NOT to a broadcasting enterprise, how NOT to run an entertainment conglomerate that was founded on all things HOSPITALITY. When all is said and done, it will be said that these cancellations were an infamous decision on the part of Anne Sweeney, Brian Frons, and Asleep at the Wheel Disney’s Iger. Walt Disney must be spinning in his… Read more »

Jennifer McQuaid
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Jennifer McQuaid

I havent even thought of have the points you have made in your comment. Someone should contact AARP. That would be interesting. I also like the connection of the womens movement, and how Mrs. Sweeny would not have a job if there was no movement, and then back handly wipe out a industry that would of supported her and her acomplishments to be in a man’s world. Such disrespect. Also shame on the Disney brand for cashing in on the capture of Bin Laden

moneek
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moneek

Why would anybody promote another food channel in the afternoon in a time slot held for over 35 years by dedicated soap fans..We are all cancelling ABC…daytime and primetime except for AMC. It is all about greed….Cheap substitites

Soap Mama
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Soap Mama

So true moneek!

CINDY
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CINDY

HOW TERRIBLE,I KNOW HOW TO COOK.IF I WANT A COOKING SHOW I’LL GO TO A REAL CHEF ON A COOKING CHANNEL.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

While many of the personalities in these new daytimes series are appealing and favorites of mine, I cannot and will not pay attention to their new shows. Most of these hosts already has a place somewhere on the dial, but where does daytime drama live now? Apparently nowhere. ABC’s decision to drop AMC and OLTL remains most disappointing and upsetting to me. I stil mourn the cancellation of ATWT. Surely in a tele-universe that promises (but really does not deliver) so many options, this entertaining genre of programming has a place. I love daytime and do not like this current… Read more »

Jennifer McQuaid
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Jennifer McQuaid

Did you also notice in the names that Dr Oz’s daughter and some of the fashion people are people that work with Oprah. I dont want to bash Oprah but no wonder she’s not sticking up for the soaps. I know she said it was a finacial reason but she has a connection by the people involed. I also did not know that The Talk was a replacement of ATWT so in honor of ATWT and their fans I will not be tuning into that program anymore.

mmc
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mmc

Thank you Jennifer….when ATWT went off it really broke my heart and the way it ended left most fans devastated.i don’t think many of us will ever recover.

mmc
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mmc

I too am a fan many of the people on these new shows but i won’t watch them just because.i’m not blaming them for the demise of many soaps when we know its’ TPTB, i feel sad that the days of our beloved soaps are only a matter of time.i was a long time watcher of ATWT and I still miss it.it seems like we can walk on the moon but can’t find a way to keep these soaps on in one shape or another .It is so sad because their audience was so loyal because the characters became like… Read more »

Vickie
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Vickie

horrible shows—-won’t be watching —-don’t watch reality shows now———want to see something with a plot and good storytelling

Soap Mama
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Soap Mama

AMEN VICKIE!

Llanview Mama
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Llanview Mama

Regarding the food show, why would I want to be associated with an alleged tip-stealer? Why would I want to cook like him unless I wanted to LOOK like him. YUCK! Also, I do not need a make-over, a new attitude or anything else associated with a metamorphosis. I have spent 54 years honing who I am and I kinda like the result. Now let’s move on to the meat of this comment. These soaps have a loyal following consisting of millions of viewers who are multi-generational. Alas, they cost money to make. How about Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, all… Read more »

Soap Mama
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Soap Mama

I watched the revolution promo and can’t believe ABC would replace our soaps with this stuff! BORING! OVER DONE! I don’t watch this kind of show on other networks, so why would I watch it on ABC?!!!!!
So ABC, if you do cancel the soaps, I won’t be watching anything on your network!
ABC- you are clueless and also greedy beyond belief!

m mullett
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m mullett

These shows sound dumb … will not b watching … SOS

SoapFan93055
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SoapFan93055

No, no, no, no, no!!!!! I will not be watching. I have been a loyal fan of AMC/OLTL for 41 years. If ABC goes forth with this my household will not be watching ABC or Disney, no Disney Stores, Disneyland, or DisneyWorld, no Disney Cruise vacation. I don’t need to watch some fat, red faced Mario Batali cook! Obviously it has done wonders for his “full-fat-bellied” body! I know all I need to know about cooking and keeping healthy! What this world does not need are more stupid reality shows that Mr. Frons, obviously having a “hate-on” for women, feels… Read more »

Cristina
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Cristina

Ridiculous!!!! As if we do not have enough of this on every other channel!!

Marsha
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Marsha

The only people I see viewing those shows are Rachel Ray and the parents and family members of the reality casts. Otherwise they both look like duds and been there, done that-shows to me.

Ellen
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Ellen

These shows are more than likely doomed. Yes, I am bitter as a devote AMC and OLTL fan, and will not watch them, but putting that aside, clearly, there are enough reality shows with these themes (with varied twists), and they are certainly not needed on network TV as well. I understand that reality shows cost far less to make, BUT if the viewership is next to nothing, what exactly are you saving – 0 from 0 still equals 0, leaving no profit margin. BTW, while I have always liked Katie Couric, if she comes to ABC with her spin… Read more »

Ellen
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Ellen

I am guessing “The Chew” will be gone before “The Revolution” even hits the tv screen!

Tessa
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Tessa

If you want to air these shows put them in the right place, on a cooking channel or a reality show channel! we love our soaps that have had DEDICATED fans from the beginning….the Kanes, Buchannans, Kramers etc….thats OUR families too! some of us grew up with them! YOU WANT A REVOLUTION??? wait and see the revolution that is gonna happen to your networks when America turns you off and wont even hit your channels on a surf! CHEW on that ABC!!

NM
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NM

In the words of Forrest Gump-Stupid is as stupid does! That’s ABC!

Peggy
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Peggy

I Will never watch ABC again unless they stop this insanity and save ‘One Life To Live’ and ‘All My Children’. We don’t need another cooking show or reality show.

Darlene
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Darlene

what a waste!

Janice
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Janice

NO SOAP’S,NO OPRAH,…………….NO NEED FOR ABC………WHEN THE THREE SHOW’S GO,……………….I WILL BE CATHCING UP ON Y&R (CBS)

anonymous
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anonymous

I wonder where I can place a bet. I give these shows less than two weeks.

And then we will have the last laugh

Sheila
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Sheila

I will not be watching these shows–I have never liked this type of programming. It is boring. After AMC & OLTL are gone, I will definitely be watching something else.

Joanne H
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Joanne H

I know if i were one of the people that are in the new shows “replacing our loved soaps AMC and OLTL, I would not even want to be the shows. I don’t think i could sleep at night or at least sleep with one eye open. Does ABC seriously really think that these shows are going to last? I know they won’t! and knowing full well that they are putting all these people out of work? When all said and done while these shows are in the midst of being cancelled and hopefully NBC would have already picked up… Read more »

Justine
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Justine

Really???? This is the best ABC can up with??????? More garbage TV?????? I am so dissappointed in ABC and all that work there. This station has been going down hill for a very long time. These shows look like something I would find on an odd cable channel in the middle of the night. I can’t see thse shows making it!!!!!

Dee Dzz
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Dee Dzz

Another dumb show from Disney/ABC. Chew on our dollars that supports and supported ABC. ABC if you’re thinking changing shows will help the budget. Wait till nobody watching day time or primetime on a ABC. Guess you will have to close up the network. Your going wish you satisfied a few million people, In the business world the word of mouth can make you or break up. Current million or more ABC fans are angry now and forever, You betrayed us and we have no use for you.

Clingon
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Clingon

All i know is i don’t care what shows replace AMC & OLTL, I will never watch anything on ABC Daytime again but General Hospital.

Judi D. Mozisek
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Judi D. Mozisek

I am really saddened by the loss of AMC and OLTL. I have already given up on ABC programming. I have not seen anything in new lineup worth watching. When soaps are gone then so am I ABC. To be a loyal fan means absolutely nothing to ABC. All I watch now on that network are my two soaps. I switch to different chanel when soaps are over for the day. Lots of chanels to choose from rather than ABC. I have been a loyal viewer for over 40 years. I wonder if The Chew and Revolution will attract millions… Read more »

Edith Scherer
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Edith Scherer

Ithink the chew is terrible . Ido not like it and i dont know anyone who does!!!!!

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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