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‘The Bachelor: The Most Unforgettable – Ever!’ To Bow In June; While ‘The Bachelorette’ Season Is Shutdown Due To COVID-19

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With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on TV production, it greatly impacted the reality-dating competition season of The Bachelorette.  This was to be Clare Crawley’s turn as the girl that all the guys are vying for that final rose for; but instead ABC has made a move to keep ‘Bachelor’ programming on during the summer.

With over 18 years, hundreds of men and women, countless romances and some heartbreaks along the way, Bachelor Nation has witnessed some of the most unforgettable love stories in television history.  So, announced today and beginning on Monday June 8th (8:00–11:00 p.m. EDT),  The Bachelor: The Most Unforgettable – Ever! will take audiences on a journey to look back at some of the most dramatic moments ever from The Bachelor franchise in a 10-episode series event.

Each Monday, directly from the Bachelor mansion, host Chris Harrison will reach into the vault and bring back one of his favorite seasons, highlighting some of the most devastating rose ceremonies, passionate proposals, unexpected new arrivals, dramatic meltdowns, biggest breakups, and, of course, the most romantic moments.

The weekly retrospectives will also include virtual catch-ups with fan-favorite Bachelor alumni, checking on the latest in their lives after their final rose.

Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainmen said in  a statement: The Bachelor: The Most Unforgettable – Ever! is a love letter to our fans who have been with us through some of the most heartwarming, heartbreaking and unexpected moments throughout Bachelor history. We can’t wait for Bachelor Nation to fall in love all over again as we take this wild journey down memory lane.”

So, what do you think of the summer replacement series of The Bachelor looking back at some of the most infamous and unforgettable moments in the series past, while The Bachelorette is on hold? Comment below.

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Hollywood Studios, Producers & Guilds Send Plan To Gov. Newsom and Gov. Cuomo For COVID-19 Production Restart Guidelines

On Monday, the two states with the most television and film production in the United States (California and New York) received a plan from many Hollywood studios, producers and the entertainment and production guilds of a plan and outline to be able to rejigger and restart production of your favorite shows and films.  This includes the soaps: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Projected To Resume Production In June; Although Situation Remains Fluid

As one would expect, limiting contact, social distancing, regular temperature checks, ways to handle props, and a COVID-19 compliance officer for all productions are part of the proposal.   As well as virtual writers room meetings, avoiding filming on-location as much as possible and filming in front of large audiences.

So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

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British Soap ‘Coronation Street’ Set To Resume Production Next Week Following COVID-19 Shutdown

Will American soaps soon follow the Brits, and be able to start up your favorite soap towns again? While production entities await for guidelines from the state of California and the city of Los Angeles, across the bond, ITV’s Coronation Street has set next Tuesday, June 9th to begin filming new episodes of the popular drama.

Coronation Street had been on  10-week mandatory shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping our globe.  The return to start up the show keeps the soap on-air throughout July and then ongoing.  There will be three episodes filmed each week at their studios in Manchester.

Along with ITV’s Emmerdale, and  other programs, Coronation Street is returning to production under the UK’s guidelines and  safety protocols for COVID-19.

According to Deadline that will include: crew members designated to a specific studio or exterior lot  …  social distancing will be observed … cast and crew will have daily temperature checks, while older and more vulnerable members of the team won’t be part of the new episodes during the initial period of filming.

In a statement, John Whiston, ITV’s managing director of continuing drama, said: “Getting to this point has taken a huge amount of work and goodwill from a huge number of people, not least our cast and crew. With the peak past, all indications are that the time is right for a return to filming.  And with the extensive protocols we have put in place, we have made our workplace as safe as possible. I’m sure our audience will appreciate having the show they love continue on air. For many who have written in it is a vital escape from all the fears and stresses this virus brings in its wake.”

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So, do you the news on “Corrie” spells a brighter outlook for the American daytime dramas to begin production shortly in some capacity? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Guiding Light R.I.P.

Mark Derwin, Melissa Hayden and More to Reunite for Upcoming Guiding Light Virtual Reunion

Some beloved faces from Springfield return when they gather virtually for one of the next Guiding Light reunion chats via Alan Locher.

Look for fan favorites: Mark Derwin (Ex-A.C. Mallett), Melissa Hayden (Ex-Bridget Reardon), Morgan Englund (Dylan Lewis),, Kimberley Simms (Mindy Lewis) and Jocelyn Seagrave Fundoukos (Julie Camaletti) on Wednesday, June 10th beginning at 3PM EST/12 PM PST on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

Guiding Light fans will remember the love story of Mallet and Harley, Dylan and Julie, as well as Bridge’ts Relationship with Dylan and of course, the spoiled rich girl Mindy Lewis.

Get your questions ready and join the virtual chat.  To view on June 10th click here,

So, what were some of your favorite memories from GL featuring this fab five? Comment below.

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