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Sri Rao To Write and Co-EP New Comedy From Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos!

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Talk about your “All in the Soap Family”!  Deadline.com revealed today that ABC has put in development a multi-cam comedy from none other than former All My Children stars and real life lovebirds, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos from their Milojo Productions company!

The untitled project will be written by none other than former General Hospital: Night Shift head writer Sri Rao, and it centers on a free-spirited single mom who’s raising two kids in Brooklyn and running a small design company with three of her best friends. Things take a turn when her conservative 16-year-old son starts interning at her company, intent on transforming the family business into a global empire.

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Ripa, Consuelos and Rao will executive produce for ABC Studios.This marks the second network sale for Rao this season. He also is penning The Black Widow for NBC.  Ripa currently hosting her popular syndicated talk show Live!, while Consuelos co-stars in the upcoming Amazon comedy series Alpha House.

So what do you think about this creative threesome hooking up to create this new comedy?  Sounds interesting to you?  Wishing Sri would head write a daytime soap?   Comment below!

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To bad its on ABC. Won’t be watching…

Elaine Oxford
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I think it will work well Kelly is always excellent in acting and comedy, she imitates brilliantly, they worked together on All My Children with tremendous chemistry, which is still there today after being married for I am not sure 17 or 18 years I will look forward to seeing their show.

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

happy for Mark & Kelly!

Soapstix
Soapstix

I think this will be a good show. I love Kelly and Mark together. I also like the writing of General Hospital: Night Shift. I just didn’t get enough of it. I also watch the Black Widdow. So this was be a good one for me, and I wish Kelly and Mark, and the rest of the people involved good luck and hope for success.

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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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