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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.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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FRIDAY: ATWT’s Larry Bryggman and AMC’s Dorothy Lyman Guest Star On ‘The Blacklist’

Two of the most revered performances ever in the world of daytime drama will be seen tomorrow night on an all-new episode of NBC’s drama series, The Blacklist. (10/9c).

In “The Pawnbrokers”, Daytime Emmy winners, Larry Bryggman (Ex-John Dixon, As the World Turns) and Dorothy Lyman (Ex-Opal Gardner, All My Children) will be seen as a criminal duo!

Bryggman and Lyman play a couple that fronts cash to criminals on the black market. In story, series star, James Spader’s Red acclimates himself to his new digs in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival.  Samar (Mozhan Marnò) goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals. (Enter Larry and Dorothy!)  And, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.

Check out the promo for tomorrow night’s episode below.   Then let us know if you will be checking out Larry and Dorothy and if all of this brings back memories of their amazing performances in Oakdale and in Pine Valley in the comment section below.

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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Crystal Hunt, Donna Mills, Antonio Sabato Jr & Michael Swan Star In New Faith-Based Soap Opera, HILTON HEAD ISLAND!

Some longtime soap opera notables are featured in a new 22 episode faith-based soap entitle, Hilton Head Island.

The series debuts this Friday, November 10th with the first eight installments, and is from the Christian entertainment company, PureFlix.com.

The soap opera is available by subscription, but the service offers a one-month free trial.  In story, Hilton Head Island, revolves around the lives of the fictional Trisk family, who own the a television network.

Hilton Head Island features: Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, General Hospital), Donna Mills (ex-Abby, Knots Landing), Michael Swan (ex-Duncan, As the World Turns), and Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie, GL). PureFlix.com specializes in “family-oriented” content and shows. The plan is for Hilton Head Island to be rolled out in two subsequent seven-episode blocks in the coming weeks.

Watch the first official trailer for the soap after the jump.  Then let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! (more…)

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