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The Ladies Of KNOTS LANDING To Join The Ladies of THE TALK – Next Friday!

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Now this ought to be fun!  To honor what we think is the best primetime soap of them all, Knots Landing .  It’s  difficult to fathom it’s been 20 years since the series concluded. However, the ladies of CBS daytime’s The Talk are staging a reunion for fans of the long running and terribly missed CBS soap that will include the three leading ladies of the cul-de-sac!

Yup, that’s right, Michele Lee (Karen), Joan Van Ark (Valene) and Donna Mills (Abby)! Make sure to tune-in next Friday, January 18th at 2PMEST/1PMST!

Now the big question on many fans minds has been: With the success of the Dallas reboot on TNT, might a Knots Landing reboot be far behind?  Think about the possibilities!

So soapers, who is your favorite character from “Knots” from the above? Karen, Valene, or Abby?  Let us know!

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Mary SF
Mary SF

The Dallas reboot works because there is a mixture of the old and the new- if Knots could capture that same flavor then I would watch it. But either way, I will be watching the Talk that day, just see the gals who paved the way for Desperate Housewives and the like

k/kay
k/kay

They were all great! Such good stories I do think the baby storyline was the best ever done. That shot at the end of the season 1985 when Val is walking up to the door and the guy is taking off with the babies how do you top that.

BTripp
BTripp

Yes I know they could do the same thing with Knots. You have Bobby and Betsy that would be in their late 20’s. Their is Karen’s adopted daughter Meg (Greg Sumner daughter with Karen’s friend Laura). Maybe Abby’s daughter Olivia has a teenager too. They could try to get Brian Austin Green back as Abby’s son Brian. My favorite was Abby but loved all three of these leading ladies. The best bad girl was Jill Bennet who tried to kill Val! I LOVED this show!!

k/kay
k/kay

I will also add Joan Van Ark deserved an emmy that season 1984-85 she knocked it out of the park. I hate what she did personally with the plastic surgery but she is one hell of an actress as all of them were.

BTripp
BTripp

They would of course have to get Nicollette Sheridan and Bill Devane back too.

Patrick
Patrick

Oye! This would trump all that is soap… if Knot’s Landing was re-booted. These ladies kicked ass.

I will be watching this episode.

James McDonald
James McDonald

I wonder if TNT is thinking of a “Knots Landings” return. If they make enough money from Dallas, maybe they will consider it. Joan Van Ark and Ted Shackleford are appearing on Dallas: Season 2 (TNT). That would be cool! 15 weeks of Dallas, followed by 15 weeks of Knots Landing. Oh and to answer your question, I would like to see Donna Mills return. She knows how to make an entrance.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

Actually, there were more young children on “Knots Landing” than “Dallas” when these shows ended . On “Knots”, the series had Meg McKenzie, Bobby Ewing, Betsy Ewing and I believe a couple of younger offspring were included in the follow up movie while “Dallas” only had John Ross Ewing, Christopher Ewing and Cliff & Afton’s daughter. “Knots” seems like it would have more potential for a “reboot” focusing on the younger crowd than “Dallas” as it wouldn’t have to introduce as many new younger characters.

That being said, I think both Michele Lee and Joan Van Ark might be an issue for a new version. In the multiple reunions since then, both of these women have (overly, in my opinion) dominated the entire thing and made it seem like “Knots” was really the “Karen and Val Variety Hour.” Yes, I know that Karen and Val were key characters on the show but the focus in most of these reunions leaves the impression that they were the ONLY ones. (In the last reunion, Laura Avery was hardly mentioned and Ginger was completely ignored). As Lee and Van Ark seemed to have “hogged” not one but several of these reunion shows, I wonder if these women would willingly agree to play supporting roles to younger characters on “their” show.

Ella
Ella

My favorite nightime soap! Knots Landing was fabulous! I will never forget the scene where Laura leaves her husband and child, driving off to die alone. And her tapes to her daughter Meg … don’t let them tell you a red head can’t wear red. This show mixed humor and heart wrenching emotional storytelling. I shed many a tear watching Knots. The relationships, especially between Karen and Val, Karen and Laura, Laura and Cigi were amazing. I will be watching on Friday.

Barbara
Barbara

Thanks for mentioning Laura. She and Abby were always my favorite characters. The show really lost a lot when, during the same season, Laura and Lilliemae were both written off the show.

It seems like the reunion shows basically ignored Laura while focusing on Karen and Val. Maybe that is why I have not liked them.

Even this appearance on “The Talk” is interesting…………Constance McCashin (“Laura”) noticeably is not identified as one of the actresses set to appear and I’d bet $$$$ that none of them EVER mention Laura when they chat about the show.

jon
jon

I seem to have the idea that McCashin in real life wasn’t as nice and sweet as Laura and didn’t associate with the show after her departure. Would love to see this show again.

Gloria
Gloria

I am so glad that Knots is coming back. I cant wait to see them. I wish they would come back and do a mini series, I love Val, Karen, Abby, Page, Grg. Please come back.

DE
DE

Has anyone actually watched the “Dallas” reboot that closely? LOTS of storylines have been altered from the history of the original show (i.e. Miss Ellie signed off the deed to Southfork to Bobby during the last season via Clayton, where in the reboot, he didn’t have them; Miss Ellie going to a sanitarium when it never happened; John Ross and Christopher growing up with Elaina and her brother when they were never mentioned, etc.) Besides that, how are Gary and Val going back to “Dallas” when the Ewings were never mentioned on “Knots Landing” again after the dream season – how are Gary and Val going to explain their son Bobby being named after a dead man that is now alive? They also made Cliff into a ‘godfather’ like figure, Sue Ellen a politician (when we don’t know how she got into politics in the first place), need I go on? Just leave the classics alone – I wouldn’t want “Knots” to go through the mess that the “Dallas” reboot has made to the original series. One more thing to think about – are we to think that the “Dallas” TV movies and the “Knots Landing” reunion now ‘dreams’, and that they never happened? According to Cynthia Cidre, that’s what she wants the viewing public to believe, and frankly, I’m not that stupid to buy into that logic! Look what happened to “Charlie’s Angels” and “The Bionic Woman” when they were remake – canceled after less than a season. Without Larry Hagman on this reboot, it’ll just be another clone with castoffs from “Desperate Housewives” trying to make it look like another version of “90210”, and one more thing about the casting… anyone notice that Judith Light looks a WHOLE lot like Fern Fitzgerald, who played Marilee Stone in the original series? How will that pan out if Marilee should come back for J.R.’s funeral? A potential disaster in the making!

Linda
Linda

Hi

I am so glad I will see the girls Jan 18 and Jan 22 PBS and Val and Gary on the new Dallas. I widh they would put the Knots actors back on. I also miss Kevin Dobson playing Mac. I hate the TV shows that are out. If u want to call them that. They need to bring back this show.

Glo
Glo

Also on the new Dallas cant they work in the KNots actors. Abbey, Karen, Page Val, Mac…. That would be magic. Life is hard these days and to bring back a show that is real would makke the world happy…

Linda
Linda

I agree with you. Mac should go on Dallas and play a lawyer…

michelle
michelle

knotts landing was my favorite show i would love to see it return. i loved all three ladies here but Donna Mills has always been my favorite actress of all time.

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DOOL App Set To Launch New Digital Series ‘Last Blast Reunion’

Leave it to the DOOL app to bring to its digital space another exclusive fun and exciting series featuring some DAYS faves.  Announced today, look for ‘Last Blast Reunion” to kick-off with its first episode on Black Friday on November 29th.

Last Blast Reunion harkens back to the story of Salem’s then high school kids from 2002 and who hung out at the the cybercafe known as “.Com”.  Now in 2019, the new series brings the gang back together .

The cast includes: Brandon Beemer (Shawn), Martha Madison (Belle), Heather Lindell (Jan), Aaron Van Wagner (Jason), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) and Lindsay Hollistar (Susan). Due to a scheduling conflict with Farah Fath, the role of Mimi has been recast with actress, Theressa Liane.

In addition, Chadwick Hopson will play Kevin, a role originally played by Brett Lawrence and Robert Benvenisti. There will also be a big surprise for viewers in the first episode when a major fan favorite returns!

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So, what is said to happen on the series? Well, Belle and Chloe discover their old friend Kevin has reopened the “.Com Café” in New York, similar to the one at which they all used to gather at in Salem. The three of them decide to plan a reunion of the “Last Blast Crew,” and a week later they are joined by Susan, Shawn and Mimi, and the friends reminisce and quickly ease back into their old bonds and rivalries. The story takes an unexpected turn with some shocking twists that will keep viewers at the edge of their seats all the way to the surprise ending.

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Following the November 29 premiere, new episodes will be available every Thursday for the following seven weeks.

In addition, the episodes will also be available on the NBC app and NBC.com one week after streaming exclusively on The DOOL App. Each episode will be approximately 7-10 minutes in length.

Greg Meng, (Co-executive producer, Days) offered up in a statement: “We are excited to bring together some of the most beloved characters from Days of our Lives in the next DOOL App series. As this new digital platform continues to grow, we can provide exciting additional content to complement the air show on NBC.”

Last Blast Reunion was written by DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati and Corday Productions.

The DOOL App was developed by the Corday Productions team of Greg Meng, creative director (and co-executive producer, “Days of our Lives”); Michael Fairman, content producer; and Maya Frangié, director of communications and strategic initiatives. The DOOL App is a new all-access platform for “Days of our Lives” fans to get more of the show they love, including breaking news from the set, exclusive original content, backstage videos with the cast, quizzes and interactive games, fan-favorite clips, weekly recaps and other fun ways to connect with the cast. More information is available at www.TheDoolApp.com.

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The Kelly Clarkson Show Renewed For Second Season

NBCUniversal has decided to given an early season 2 renewal to The Kelly Clarkson Show, which has been providing strong numbers in syndication, according to Deadline on Monday.

Clarkson, a Grammy Award-Winner and coach on NBC’s singing competition The Voice has a talker that now will take it through the 2020-21 season.

Kelly’s afternoon show ranks as the No.1 new syndicated program.  It made its debut back in September and had the strongest start to any new first-run syndicated series in seven years with an average of 1.9 million viewers per episode.

In addition, The Kelly Clarkson Show is performing in the fourth position among all syndicated daytime talk shows, and the show’s social platforms have gained more than 1.5 million subscribers since September.

In a statement, Tracie Wilson, EVP, Creative Affairs, NBCUniversal Television Distribution said on the pick-up: “The Kelly Clarkson Show is connecting with viewers in a unique way and we are so happy to build on that momentum, bringing Kelly’s brand of humor, heart, and, of course, the incredible ‘Kellyoke,’ to stations for a second season.  It is a privilege to be in business with Kelly and our production team, led by Alex Duda, who have a clear creative vision and a talent for storytelling and creating quality entertainment that invites you in for a good time and leaves you feeling happy.”

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Tamara Braun Says Farewell To GH: “Thank You To All You Wonderful People for Your Love and Support”

Today marks the day for the final appearance of General Hospital’s Tamara Braun in the role of Dr. Kim Nero, according to a post on her Instagram account from the actress herself.

Braun posted: “Want to see Kim Nero one last time? Tune in today to say goodbye. Thank you to all you wonderful people for your love and support. #GH #goodbye #love #support #fans #gratitude #smile #bekind”

Tamara’s latest GH alter-ego (she had previously played Carly Corinthos) of Kim Nero, found herself pining after Franco (Roger Howarth) who now has her beloved Drew Cain’s memories transplanted into his brain, thanks to the horrifying procedure done by the late Shiloh and Dr. Cabot.  Kim has also been grieving for months the loss of her son, Oscar.

Watch to see how Kim exits Port Charles on the ABC daytime drama series.

Share your thoughts on Tamara leaving General Hospital via the comment section below.

 

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