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The Martha Stewart Show's Former Head Honcho To Be Named New Executive Producer of KATIE!

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Looks like Katie Couric’s talker Katie is getting ready to officially name their new executive producer after Katie’s  show runner pal and co-owner of Katie’s gabfest brand, Jeff Zucker, bolted the series and went to head up CNN!

According to Deadline.com, Michael Morrison will take over the reins from Zuker citing:  “Morrison’s appointment allows continuity as Zucker is slated to leave for his new job as president of CNN Worldwide at the beginning of next month.”

As for Morrison’s resume deadline revealed, “Morrison was most recently executive producer of The Martha Stewart Show for the show’s first and only season on Hallmark Channel. He was previously a programming consultant and exec producer at A&E and helped launch Late Night With Conan O’Brien.”

So what do you think soapers?  Can this changing of the guard help Katie in the ratings and improve the show, which is currently still is the number one new syndicated talk show? Or, do you think Morrison may water down the show to be as slow and monotone as Martha Stewart’s dismal series?  Weigh-in!


 

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su0000
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su0000

I just can not get into the Katie show..
It is much the same as all the talkers shows, noting special, the same old stuff.
It’s hard to believe that some can waste an hour of their day watching Katie..
I do not even bother to look in..

susan M.
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susan M.

Ditto!

tim
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tim

And we should care about this,,,,why?

mo
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mo

I don’t watch talk shows.

susan M.
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susan M.

I don’t care for her show & will never watch it..She seems like a nice person but I will not be tuning in to her show. I rather watch my stories than her show .I want to be entertained w/stories & love in the afternoon!!!!!!!! It doesn’t matter to me if this helps her
ratings. NOT INTERESTED IN THE LEAST!

Joe
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Joe

She has one ot the most disingenuous laughs I have ever heard. She’s just so plastic and phony and not warm.

k/kay
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k/kay

And has a mouth on her like a truck driver when she is not on camera. Embarassed military officiers when she was on an airforce base that will go unmentioned. I literally detest the woman.

shelly
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shelly

So…ABC…how’s that $25 million investment working out for ya? Lol. Bet your rethinking the whole sorry mess; especially cancelling One Life to Live.

susan M.
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susan M.

Ditto! (about OLTL)!!!!

danica
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danica

Double ditto! Not the least interested in Katie and still miss OLTL every single day!

gloria
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gloria

You said it Danica. I have never watched one second of Katie & never will. The tv goes off when GH does. I still find myself watching for OLTL at 1:00 central & GH at 2. I hate that the soaps are over at 2:00!

Torrey
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Torrey

Who really cares? I have never liked Katie!! And I will never watch her crappy talk show.

Marisa
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Marisa

I will never watch Katie. Nothing is new or novel about her show. I would rather watch a bad Oprah rerun.

Nancy
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Nancy

Don’t know, don’t care. I wouldn’t be caught dead watching her stupid show.

Linda
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Linda

Sounds like trouble in paradise. LMFAO!

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

Screw Katie. I’ve heard that she’s working her crew to death with forced overtime and threats to their jobs if they don’t put in the time. The show is so understaffed b/c of her salary she’s working folks like crazy. Screw her.

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All My Children Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Joins the Cast of Apple TV+ Limited Series, ‘Five Days At Memorial’

Daytime fans remember him fondly as the son of Jesse (Darnell Williams) and Angie Hubbard (Debbi Morgan), Frankie, on All My Children.  And now, actor Cornelius Smith Jr., is set to join a major limited series based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, about the the first five days following Hurricane Katrina made landfall entitled Five Days at Memorial.

Written by John Ridley and Carlton Cruse, Smith will play a doctor, (something he is very familiar with playing since Frankie Hubbard was a doctor in Pine Valley!) named Dr. Bryant King, an internist and one of the few doctors of color at the hospital, who finds himself very much in the middle of the crisis.  He will headline the show alongside Vera Farmiga and Adepero Oduye.

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The series will stream on Apple TV+, and no word yet as to when it will have its debut following its filming.

 

Since his time on All My Children, Smith has appeared on ABC’s Scandal, and had recurring roles on God Friended MeSelf Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and Manhunt.

Deadline broke the casting news.

So, looking forward to seeing Cornelius back on our screens? Do you remember his work as Dr. Frankie Hubbard on All My Children? Comment below.

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OLTL Alum Renée Elise Goldsberry Joins Disney+ Marvel Series, ‘She-Hulk’

Former One Life to Live star and Tony Award-winner, Renée Elise Goldsberry is in yet another top-tier project!

The popular actress who got her soap start on the ABC daytime drama series as Evangeline Williamson, and later took home the Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for Hamilton, has joined the cast of the Disney + and Marvel series, She-Hulk.

In She-Hulk, Goldsberry will co-star opposite Tatiana Maslany.

 

According to Deadline, She-Hulk is a legal comedy that centers on the eponymous heroine (Maslany), aka Jennifer Walters, an attorney who has similar powers to her cousin, Bruce Banner/The Hulk. Goldsberry will play a character referred to as Amelia.  Avengers star and Emmy winner, Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as The Hulk and Tim Roth is also reprising his Hulk character, The Abomination, on the She-Hulk series.

In addition, Renée can also be seen as one of the leads in the new NBCU Peacock series, Girls5eva from Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and Meredith Scardino debuting on May 6th.  Check out the trailer below.

So, what do you think about the latest projects that will feature the multi-talented Goldsberry? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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‘Soap Con Live’ Event to Feature Panels from The Doctors, ATWT, OLTL, GH, Plus Virtual Meet & Greets

On Saturday, May 1st, the inaugural Soap Con Live fan event sponsored by Soap Opera Digest, Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV will feature free, virtual panels with Q&As that will stream live on The Locher Room YouTube Channel.

The event will also allow fans to purchase ‘Meet & Greets’ (over a three-week period), video greetings and autographs from their favorite soap stars at SoapConLive.com.

The day-long event will begin with a panel from Retro TV’s and former NBC soap opera, The Doctors (participants/special guest to be announced) beginning at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PST.

Followed by “Live from Oakdale!” with the stars of As the World Turns that will begin at 4pm ET/1pm PST featuring Mark Collier (Mike Kasnoff), Terri Conn (Katie Peretti), Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) and Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan).

Then, “The Cramer Women” of One Life to Live will follow at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PST featuring Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie Callison), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer).

And finally, a General Hospital panel to close the event called “Love & Tragedy” at 7pm ET/4pm PST featuring Shell Danielson (Dominique Stanton), Brad Maule (Dr. Tony Jones), Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer).

For more information, visit SoapConLive.com to sign up for the free live panels and keep up with special guest announcements & info on paid fan opportunities. Stay tuned for more chances to visit with your favorite Soap Stars, both virtually and in-person when it’s safe.

Soap Con Live, is a women-owned company, co-created by Lacretia Lyon (Bleav in Soap Operas/ Forever and a Day) and Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) who wanted to bring their love of soaps and Comic Cons together and introduce a new & exciting experience to fans of Daytime.

So, what do you think of the planned Soap Con Live event? Will you be participating? Comment below.

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