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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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BTripp

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

Patrick
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Ella
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 –… Read more »

Linda
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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
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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
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Linda

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

michelle
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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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All My Children Alums to Appear in E!’s New Series, ‘Reunion Road Trip’

All My Children is having a bit of a renaissance of late. First with the previously announced primetime series in development, Pine Valley, and now a new series on E! Entertainment Television.

Coming up on the June 10th episode, which kicks-off the new show, Reunion Road Trip, several of your favorites from AMC are part of the first episode.

Look for Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenlee), Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), and Jacob Young (Ex-JR) along with Alicia Minshew (Ex- Debbi Morgan (Ex-Angie), Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), and Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse), to appear.

According to EW.com, who broke the news, viewers can look for Budig, LaRue, Mathison, Young, to come together at an exclusive Hollywood mansion to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary where they get some surprise visitors in the form of Minshew, Morgan, Ripa, and Williams.

Reunion Road Trip airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT with other episodes to feature the former casts of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, A Different World and Scrubs.

So, looking forward to seeing the Pine Valley crew on Reunion Road Trip? Comment below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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General Hospital and ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’s’ Billie Hayes Dead at 96

She was one-of-a-kind, and now actress Billie Hayes has passed away at the age of 96.  Hayes’ family announced her death from natural causes on April 29th at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Hayes was best-known for her unforgettable role as Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf from Sid and Marty Kroft.

However, daytime fans will remember that then General Hospital executive producer, Gloria Monty, hired Hayes to play the recurring role of the street-smart international spy, Brighton O’Reilly, back in the 80’s series hey day.

GH’s Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Hayes on Monday sharing; “My dear wonderful Billie Hayes has died. Sadly I only got to work with her on GH but it was a magical relationship. Right away Gloria Monty saw something unique and ran with it. I cannot tell you how her passing saddens me.”

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In story, Brighton O’Reilly was shot and killed by Victor Cassadine back in 1981. Billie told Soap Opera Digest back in 2003 about her time as an agent on GH, and her exit from the series: “I asked Gloria why she killed me off, and Gloria said, ‘To tell you the truth, Billie, we really hemmed and hawed at it. But I decided to do it for selfish reasons. I knew if I killed O’Reilly there’d be such an abundance of sympathy and love for Scorpio that his stock would go up. And he’s my new leading man!’ I understand why Gloria knocked me off, but I would have loved to have gone on with it because I feel it could have been developed into a fascinating character.”

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Sid and Marty Kroft also took to Twitter and expressed:  “Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz) once told us that Billie Hayes was “one of the best witches ever” We couldn’t agree more. Rest in Peace dear friend.”

Billie’s career spanned decades including Broadway, television, motion pictures and voice-over work. In addition, she founded the Los Angeles-based animal rescue nonprofit organization Pet Hope, a cause she had championed since adopting a puppy abandoned in the basement of Broadway’s St. James Theatre during the run of Lil’ Abner in which she was featured in the role of Mammy Yokum.

Share your remembrances of Billie Hayes and your condolences for her family and loved ones via the comment section below.

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