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"The Talk" EP, Brad Bessey previews the replacement for ATWT!

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In an article out in MediaWeek, the new mommie gabfest, The Talk (premiering Oct 18th) is looking to create it’s own identify to seperate itself from the  pack of any other female oriented daytime talk shows, a la The View.

The Talk’s, EP Brad Bessey stated, “I want this show to empower women. I want this to be a host-driven show, where guests and the audience can have open and honest conversations with the show’s co-hosts.”  Actress,  Sara Gilbert ( who came up with the concept), Julie Chen, Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur will be the leading ladies of the show and the format.

Bessey went on to say, “I want to shape television around these women; I don’t want to have television shape them. We’re going to have 200 live audience members each day, and the set is very close to the audience. We’re going to talk to both the studio audience and to viewers at home via Twitter, Facebook and the Internet. We want to have interaction and live feedback.”

According to the article, the program’s guests will come from all walks of life, and both female and male perspectives will be explored. However, the core audience target is mothers, with all the show’s co-hosts having children of their own ranging in age from  infant to adult.

The Talk will air live from Los Angeles at 11 a.m. each day and fill the live East Coast 2 p.m. time period previously occupied by canceled soap opera As the World Turns. It will be televised via tape at 2 p.m. in the other time zones.

So any chance you want to see this soap fans?  Will you give it a whirl and check it out?  Or, veto it right off the bat?

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Moviegal
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Moviegal

Hell will freeze over before I give CBS the itch to replace even more scripted daytime shows, just so Les Moonves can prop his wife even more.

shannon
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shannon

I refuse to watch this new show, and I refuse to watch Big Brother again, all in the name of Julie Chen. Many people lost their jobs at ATWT because of her……

joan
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joan

It’s going suck donkey dung. Better prey that this isn’t successful, or the other soaps are done. They are hard at work on destroying Y&R.

Laura
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Laura

I will not watch this show. I watched ATWT for 54 years (and GL for almost as long), my small way of protesting CBS for cancelling those shows. Not that they care, since I’m not their targeted audience age demographic.

mmc
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mmc

I agree….i saw the first day of ATWT and the last day and most in between.I’m missing it more than i can say….and the way it ended for Luke and Reid was heartbreaking.Truthfully, they couldn’t pay me to watch this talk show.No respect was shown to a show that was on for 54 years.So sad!!!

t
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t

This is on of the worst things ever put on tv. How much more can you manufacture a show. Talk about a big let down…now “The View” looks like a huge winner. CBS….How shitty is your daytime?

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As the World Turns Cast To Perform Virtual Reading Of Final Episode

In a once-in-a soap-lifetime event during the Covid-19 pandemic, the cast of As the World Turns will reunite for one night online for a virtual reading of the CBS daytime drama’s final episode that aired back 10 years ago this past September,

This livestream event is for a good cause and is brought to you by former ATWT cast member, Trent Dawson’s (Ex-Henry) theatre group The Katonah Classic Stage.  Dawson is the artistic director there.

Over 26 veteran cast members from ATWT, including Larry Bryggman, Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Elizabeth Hubbard, Michael Park and more are set to participate in the reading plus some surprise guests.

The show will be streamed  n The Locher Room YouTube channel, 0n Wednesday night, October 28th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, where fans will also  have the opportunity to comment and ask questions of the cast,

The event is asking for a $15 donation to be able to see it and you can click here for more info!

Working with Katonah Classic Stage (KCS), a professional, nonprofit theatre group an hour north from New York City, Dawson is hoping this event will help those in need.  KCS has access to outdoor performance space that can provide a safer, more  socially-distant experience for the artists and the audience. The fundraiser not only  applies to salaries, but to health care as well; without employment most artists are ineligible for health coverage during a time when such insurance is critically important.

So what do you think of getting these beloved stars from ATWT together for a good cause to relive and read the script of the final episode from Oakdale? Comment below.

 

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ATWT Alum and Two-Time Daytime Emmy Winner, Michael Park in Virtual ‘STOMP Out Bullying’ Chat

This Thursday, October 8th, to support National Bullying Prevention Month, Alan Locher and his Locher Room You Tube Channel will be holding a special conversation.

That is when As the World Turns fan favorite, and two-time Lead Actor Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Ex-Jack) along with the CEO and Founder of STOMP Out Bullying, Ross Ellis and former New York Jets legend Tony Richardson will join Alan at 2 p. m. EST.]

STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students, calls on the nation to support their mission by raising awareness around the need to develop a society focused on kindness and inclusivity.

You can watch the livestream here.

So, will you be checking out Michael and company for this special chat? Comment below.

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ATWT and GL Casting Directors To Talk Casting Some Of Your Favorites In Upcoming Virtual Chat

Here’s an intriguing virtual reunion from Alan Locher, and his Locher Room channel.  Coming up next week on Thursday, September 3rd at 2 p. m. EST/11 a. m. PST, the former casting directors of As the World Turns and Guiding Light will chat it up about their time casting some of your favorites from Oakdale and Spingfield.

Look for Mary Clay Boland, who was with As the World Turns till its conclusion in 2010 and Rob Decina who was with Guiding Light till it ended in 2009, to talk about the casting process, what they are up to today and so much more.

You can check it out next week live by clicking here.

So when you look at the last ten years or so of As the World Turns and Guiding Light, which characters and actors would you love to know about … and hear some back-story as to why they got their parts from Rob and Mary?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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