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Ted King on: The Top 10 Reasons You Should Be Watching OLTL!

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For a nice fun silly break from all the sorrow and frustration over OLTL and AMC’s cancellations over the past week, we found this little ditty from none other than Llanview resident, Ted King (Tomas) in this week’s issue of Soap Opera Weekly that One Life to Live fans will get a kick-out of.  It seems during a recent fan club event, King shared his David Letterman-esque countdown of the Top Ten Reasons You Should Be Watching OLTL! So without further adieu here is the countdown below starting with number ten!

10) If someone gets slapped…it’s real.

9)  Characters over 50 are welcome.

8)  Bullying will not be tolerated.

7) It’s the only show where the guys take off their shirts more than the ladies.

6) Storylines won’t be recycled every six months.

5) The Southern Accents are real.

4) The cops get convictions and put people in jail.

3) (It’s) the only show with two Todds.

2) (It’s) the only soap that exists in New York!

1) (It’s) the only soap where you might see a guy paint, use karate, speak French, Spanish  and English, and play the piano in the same scene.

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Leigh A
Leigh A

As a OLTL fan, I love it! Such a cute, but true top 10! Thanks for sharing!

giftofamber
giftofamber

Guys w/shirts off is not one of my top reasons to watch, even in top 100 reasons (eww). But OLTL is the best written soap right now, and the *only* one in New York.

Rose Anne
Rose Anne

He’s a smart, funny, and handsome man. He’s a pleasure to watch onscreen or in person. If ABCD is smart, they will not stand in the way of someone else saving this well written and produced show. I just read a quote in the most recent Hollywood Reporter by David Madden, Fox Television Studios President.

“..and there’s nothing wrong wrong with reality shows – we make a bunch of them. But frequently they have less appeal to advertisers and are not as appealing to the affluent viewers that advertisers are most interested in.”

Ceridwyn2
Ceridwyn2

Fun list! I remember at Jessica Leccia’s fan luncheon when she was talking about doing her scene with John Wesley Shipp where Inez slaps Eddie Ford. She mentioned that he wanted her to actually slap him, so that it was actually a real connect, not just faked to ‘look’ real.

#OLTL best soap on the air.

MEG
MEG

Thanks MICHAEL I NEEDED THIS.LOL

Robyn
Robyn

As a hugh OLTL fan this made me laugh out load and we have not had too much to laugh about lately. Thanks so much.

soapy
soapy

I am all about #7!!!

CINDY
CINDY

WAY TO GO !!!LOVE IT (I LIVE IN FLORIDA) WE DON’T LIE ABOUT ALLIGATORS NOR BUGS ! OLTL THANK YOU FOR SHOWING ME HOW TO DEAL WITH BULLING, I HAVE A 12 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER.WE CAN WATCH AND PRETEND! THANK YOU GUYS BEEN THERE FROM DAY ONE(NO AGE SPOKEN HERE)

leah
leah

OLTL has the best writing and stories of all three- The reason OLTL is doing so well is because Frons left it alone thinking it was going to tank.. But it sored the moment he got his nasty hands away from it and focused on amc with gh. Both of which have crappy writing..
Ted King as they say in the street-YOU are all that and a bag of chips… Sexy hot smart. OLTL is lucky to have you .. I hope Nbc does pick up OLTL and keep current writers.. because I have a feeling OLTL is really going to be a contender .

ethel
ethel

omg!!! this is so true!!
and i might add that ted king is so damn sexy and an awesome actor – i loved him on gh and so glad he is on oltl

Alexa
Alexa

These are all good reasons, but no one seems to mention the overlooked (especially by the Emmys) but exceptional Florencia Lozano.

Jess
Jess

Oh, Ted, I heart you. i’ve also been watching soaps for 30 years and have never heard oh this Fairman guy.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Thanks Michael & Ted! 🙂

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EMPIRE’s Final Season Cut Short Due To COVID-19; Series Finale Now Set For April 21

Will we now ever know just how the lives of Empire’s Lucious  (Terrence Howard) and Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) and their dysfunctional family will resolve now that the series has had to scrap two of their planned episodes in their final season?  The sixth and final season was scheduled to run for a total of 20 episodes.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the production shutdown left them with only 18 episodes tht could be completed.

That means, as first announced during last night’s episode of Empire via voice-over: “Get ready for the shocking final three episodes of ‘Empire,’”  that reveal let viewers of Empire know there was change in plans.”  Now, the shortened season and series finale end on FOX on April 21st.

Reports also note that episode 19 was partially shot and that footage of that unfinished episode will be cut into the finale.

As to what happens with the character of Jamal Lyon played by Jussie Smollett, who everyone knows ran into significant trouble with the law; on last reports executives said he would not be back for the final episodes of the series, although there has still have been mentions of the character throughout season 6.

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Come April 21st, there still may be more Empire in our future, if  FOX executives decide to greenlight a potential spinoff headlined Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon; that first came to light earlier this year in January as being in heavy discussions.

So, what do you think of how Empire will wrap-up after 6 seasons? Do you feel short-changed, or glad they are trying to work in everything they shot to deliver some kind of series finale for fans of the primetime soap? Comment below.

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Happy 57th Anniversary Today to General Hospital

ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital turns 57 today, and remains the current longest-running soap opera on the air.  GH debuted back on April 1, 1963.

The show was created by the husband-and-wife team of Frank and Doris Hursley.  Originally, the soap was not given a name of a particular town in which the drama of the hospital was set in.  However, that all changed in the 1970’s when GH was set in Port Charles.

GH expanded from a 30-minute show to a 45-minute show on July 26, 1976 and eventually went to a full-hour where it has remained back on January 16, 1978.

Throughout its decades on the air, GH was the impetus for two spin-offs; Port Charles, (which aired from 1997-2003) and primetime’s GH: Night Shift (2007-2008),

The show went through many ups and downs over its history, but things changed dramatically for the better, when by the end of the 1970’s and facing cancellation, ABC brought in executive producer, Gloria Monty to steer the ship.  Monty created supercouple Luke and Laura played by Tony Geary and Genie Francis, and opened the show up with exciting location shoots, and from then on GH has remained a firm mainstay in the daytime line-up.

Today, Frank Valentini is the series executive producer, and the soap is co-written by the head writing team of Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten.

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Share your congratulations and well-wishes to the cast, crew, and creatives at General Hospital for 57 years of drama, romance and intrigue via the comment section below.

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Arianne Zucker and Shawn Christian Will Be Live & Together On IG During Airing Of Today’s Special Episode of DAYS

Days of our Lives has quite the episode planned for fans today.  Look for the returns of Shawn Christian (Daniel), T-Boz (Sheila), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and more drama and comedic hijinks to stir up the pot in Salem.

Now, Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and her real-life beau, Shawn Christian will also help make the episode even more special, now that they announced yesterday that they will be up on their individual Instagram accounts at 1PMPST.  The duo will chat with fans on both of their feeds.while hanging out together.

You can join the party by following Ari at @ari8675 and Shawn at @ShawnChristian

We can tell you just how much fun these two are during live broadcasts from our Soap Nation Live Daytime Emmy Nominations special 2019 in which Arianne was the co-host and Shawn was a very special surprise in-studio guest.

Get ready for today’s DOOL on April Fools today.  Check out Ari and Shawn’s announcement for today’s IG live with them below.

So will you be hanging out with Shawn and Ari on IG today? Let us know in the comment section.

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