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The Soap Opera That Is ABC'S Talker THE VIEW To Have Book Written On Behind The Scenes Drama!

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If you couldn’t get enough scandal on-screen and in the tabloids on The View over the last 19 seasons, now the backstage drama will be the subject of  a book written by Variety’s New York bureau chief Ramin Setoodeh.

Ramin has covered the ABC morning talk show for years, and the book is scheduled for release in 2017 from publisher Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press.

Setodeh’s book is said to be focusing on the behind-the-scenes relationships — and drama — at the show that Barbara Walters launched in 1997 with the goal of providing a forum for strong women to express their different points of view.

In exclusive interviews with co-hosts, producers and key staff, Setoodeh will pull back the curtain on the show’s history-making creation, water-cooler moments and attempts at reinvention following Walters’ retirement two years ago. The story of The View will unfold against a broader backdrop of fundamental shifts in the talk show world in the wake of Oprah Winfrey’s 2011 exit.

The author and journalist commented: “The View is a groundbreaking TV show that deserves its own book. I’ve watched the show growing up, and covered it for years as a journalist at Newsweek and Variety.”

So, what do you think about a non-fiction book on the story of The View? Do you think it will make for juicy and soapy reading? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Linda
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Linda

How much do you wanna bet ABC/D buys the rights to this book and turns it into, ahem, a soap? Still waiting for them to apologize to us for canceling AMC & OLTL!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Fireworks, anyone?????

Melissa
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Melissa

Never really watched the view unless forced to in doctor’s waiting rooms. Still, expect it to be super juicy so will probably at least check out a copy from the local library. Not interested enough to spend my own money on it!

I love gh
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I love gh

How mysogynistic can this be? Is there a tell-all of behind the scenes action at 60 minutes? World News Tonight? 20/20? This just perpetuates stereotypes of catfighting and female drama because it’s an all-female workplace. Every work place on the planet has some element of drama because humans are a part of it.

I find this ridiculous.

Melissa
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Melissa

Sorry but The View does NOT belong in the same journalistic category as those shows you mention. It’s basically celebrity pablum and ABC promotional crossovers.

I love gh
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I love gh

True, Melissa. It is a talk show and not a news show.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Right on, Melissa. The comparison, in itself, is insulting to journalists, reporters, in general. THE VIEW’s cast/panel is so diverse, it does not fall into ‘that’ same category, as you say.
It makes no difference if the matriarch, Barbara Walters, is a journalist herself….and others who may ‘come in’. The fact remains, the premise was not intended as a ‘news’ program, as it were.
Needless to say, I’m with you. I will not invest in THE BOOK…..just not interested enough!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I’ll wait for the made for TV movie based on the book to come out– LOL

su0000
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su0000

ABC it trying to save its’ daytime TV.. All daytime is struggling and they will use every plot/ploy to keep it alive. ” Crossovers, scandals whatever can keep people tuning in.. Daytime TV is for the live viewers… and they are quickly fading away.. I doubt many would DVR/record the Price is Right.. One thing the soaps have going for them, they are watched during the evening by recording, by network, by on demand etc…. Invision who are home to watch daytime TV, live… they will not be able to save daytime but there are always new retirees, but would… Read more »

clh
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clh

Actually………..I record the Price is Right. Watch it at night after work. Love Drew and am a game show fanatic.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

One question posed here is as follows: “Do you think it will make for juicy and soapy reading?”

Throughout soap history, the successful ones featured one (maybe two) villains within a large cast, sometimes written in such a way that their motives can be understood, thus perhaps maintaining rooting value.

Over the years, The View has had quite a few villains on a recurring slate of four hosts, and these particular women have no rooting value.

A successful soap typically features a villain that the viewer loves to hate. The View typically features one or more villains that the viewer simply hates…

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Well it started out as a forum for strong, smart women. And then it was one very dim bulb after another. Yet another sad example of Daytime underestimating the intelligence of its viewers.

Toure Cannon
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Toure Cannon

“NOT INTERESTED AT ALL!” And , IMO it probably won’t sell that many copies anyways! I use to watch this show to a T , but now I don’t since that rat-ass wretched Disney ABC cancelled AMC and OLTL and f'”‘ked up their daytime lineup! All the view is just a complaining menopause fest of raging out of control hormones of buckets of stale drama! As the previous comment above , I agree that they…ABC needs to apologize to us for axing our soaps. I am a boycotter of all things Disney ABC 23/7., except for 1hr of General Hospital… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

In short “NO”. Who cares enough to buy the book?

Jason W
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Jason W

Star Jones already wrote “satan sister” and that book is being turned into a VH1 tv show, so we don’t need ANOTHER book on the view…

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The General Hospital Promo Featuring The Arrival of Kim Delaney

This week’s episodes of General Hospital have mostly been pre-empted due to major league baseball – but late news on Thursday morning has that a new episode will actually air today following the postponement of the Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs game.

So look for an all-new GH that was originally set to air tomorrow to air today.  As to Friday’s GH, if the Marlins and Cubs game is rescheduled for that time, then ABC will air the game instead of the daytime drama series.

Now on to next week’s exciting promo heralding the arrival of daytime favorite Kim Delaney, in her new role rumored to be that of Demi Moore’s former role of Jackie Templeton.

In the promo for the week of October 5th through the 9th, Sonny (Maurice Benard) asks Carly (Laura Wright) what the big secret is as the voice-over says , “Everything is about to change.”  Meanwhile, Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) suggests it’s time to start praying.  So, just what is going on here?  Then, the ending of the spot features Delaney leaving us with more exciting questions then answers.

Soap fans loved Kim as All My Children’s Jenny Gardner early in her career (1981-1984) and have continually followed her path into primetime roles on N.Y.P.D. Blues, Army Wives, Chicago Fire, and CSI: Miami, to name but a few.

Watch the GH promo below, then let us know what you think about what will go down when Kim Delaney shows up on-screen? Comment below.

 

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Chrishell Stause Has Taken Steps Towards Motherhood

Former soap opera star, Chrishell Stause, who is current appearing on the reality series Selling Sunset and the the new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, shared some personal news with PEOPLE that she hopes to start a family

In the exclusive, Stause shares, “I have taken the steps to freeze my eggs.”  Adding,  “I definitely had a different idea for where I would be at this age and stage in my life.  There’s a family aspect that I’m missing that I hope is still a possibility for me.”

Of course, Stause is still pretty fresh off her shocking marriage break-up in November of 2019 with This is Us star, Justin Hartley.  But because of that she wants to take the pressure off of herself and a potential life partner in terms of a time-frame to bring kids into the world.

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Meanwhile, Stause continues to prepare each week for ballroom dance competition on Dancing with the Stars with pro partner, Gleb Savchenko

She admitted that she was actually getting ready to freeze her eggs when she joined the cast for season 29 of DWTS.  “I was in the middle of the process when DWTS approached me. So for the first weeks of rehearsal, I was giving myself daily hormone shots while learning the tango, and the procedure was done a few days before the premiere of the show.”

So, what do you think about Chrishell’s plans to become a mom when she is ready?  Are you rooting her on Dancing with the Stars? Comment below.

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‘Ozark’s’ Madison Thompson Joins the Cast of The Young and the Restless

There will be another new character on the canvas on CBS’ The Young and the Restless with casting news on Monday, that Madison Thompson had nabbed the new role of Jordan- a worldly young woman who will prove that there’s more than meets the eye.

According to Deadline, Madison starts work at CBS Television City on Tuesday, with her first episode set to air in late October.

If Thompson looks familiar she was recently seen in season 3 of Netflix’s hit drama, Ozark.   On that series, she played Erin, the 17-year-old daughter of Helen Pierce (Janet McTeer) who joined her mother as she moved to the Ozarks to help oversee the Byrdes’ operations.

The young actress has also been seen on on ABC’s Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.

Not only is Thompson an actress, but a freshmen at USC.

So, who do you think “Jordan” will be involved with in Genoa City as played by Madison Thompson? Comment below.

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