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"The View" Salutes 43 Years of One Life to Live!

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Just as they did with All My Children, ABC’s morning talkfest, The View will say goodbye to One Life to Live with a special one hour episode the day of the final episode.

So circle your calendars on Friday January 13, that just hours before the final airing of  One Life To Live, ABC’s The View will air a special to salute the show’s 43 years on the ABC Television network. Erika Slezak (Viki) will guest host.  OLTL creator/writer Agnes Nixon and the series executive producer Frank Valentini,  are currently scheduled to appear.

The special will feature exclusive, never-before seen footage of the final taping, interviews with special guest stars and returning cast members, surprise appearances, an exclusive sneak peek clip of the last episode and the cast and crew uniting for their final group photograph, as well as special videotaped montages that will showcase some of the show’s most memorable moments.

The View is looking to fill the audience with fans of One Life to Live for their salute episode.  If interested email:TheViewSalutesOLTL@gmail.com.

Over the next few weeks we will update you with the names of other cast members and guests that will be on the show.  Grab your hankies and have them nearby for this one folks!  Make sure to check the local times in your area for The View.

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Blake
Blake

Sweet!!!!!! So glad they are doing that! I hope OLTL gets as much coverage as AMC did when they were about to go off. At least ABC is doing that, Guiding Light and ATWT did not get but just a 60 Minutes special.

Scott
Scott

Only GL got the 60 Minutes Special.

Torrey
Torrey

Will definitely tune in for this. So glad that OLTL will get a special like AMC did.

Vickie
Vickie

Its too bad that the View couldn’t support the fans who wanted to keep the soaps on the air. Its too little, too late——-won’t be watching. Never watch the View!

Torrey
Torrey

Today’s episode of OLTL was funny….Love how Clint made the speech, that was very reminiscent of the speech that Oprah made about not being able to save an institution whose time has come…..when talking about Fraternity Row. Wonder if Oprah feels the same way, being that her network is in the toilet and could use the ratings that would come with airing OLTL on her network.

Monica
Monica

I wondered this about Oprah as well. Putting soaps on her network would defintely broaden her audience and entice new advertisers, those who supported soaps all these years, to hop on board. Linking social media with the shows (maybe showing live tweets at the bottom of the screen while show is on) should also be explored somehow. Soap fans take their soaps personally and the emotional connection they have with certain characters is something you can’t make up. I can’t think of any shows that do that for viewers – can you?

And how much programming does OWN have anyway and how many shows in the current line-up are repeated in a day? She couldn’t find even 1/2 hour time slots for these shows? What would be so bad about giving it a try for a year?

david
david

Remember Oprah’s video statement? OWN executives aren’t particularly bright or imaginative–they are followers, not innovators. Almost all of OWN’s programming is reality shows. They don’t think they can make money on soaps any better than the existing networks. They are apparently unaware OLTL was coming in under budget and making money. OWN would be fortunate to have OLTL, given OWN’s poor ratings and financial loses. OLTL would immediately attract a couple million viewers and OLTL would pay for itself, but OWN isn’t buying it, and I am not buying OWN.

Heather
Heather

Oprah had already said no to AMC and OLTL in May 2011. Why would she want now?

The time you guys are wasting by trying to revive OLTL (something that will never happen) could be used instead to support the other 4 soaps so that the same thing doesn’t happen to them.

Torrey
Torrey

Thanks Heather, but any efforts that I make on behalf of OLTL is not a waste, in my book. Quite frankly, I have tried to watch the four remaining soaps, and I find it hard to make it through the episodes. I have never been a Days fan, so I don’t even bother to watch that. I have been watching the Young & The Restless on and off, for the last year…and the stories have just been incredibly boring or way too far fetched for me to gain any interest. B&B waste every episode with this stupid triangle of Hope/Steffi/Liam and all I can say to that is….who cares? And GH, well when it stops becoming the Sonny Mob hour…and the rest of the cast can get some storylines generated maybe it can gain my interest. OLTL is the one show that has never let me down. So, you can WASTE your time watching the other shows, but I’m going to keep fighting the good fight for OLTL. If we don’t fight til the bitter end, how can we truly let the networks that we won’t stand for this? And to let them know how much our shows mean to us…..

Gloria
Gloria

I agree with you Torrey. I have spent a lot of time lately comparing the remaining shows & there is just nothing that comes close to being as consistently good as OLTL. It has never gotten the recognition it deserves & I would do anything to keep it going. Every episode has some of everything-mystery, drama, sadness, laughs. I love everyone on the show, even when I start out not liking someone I end up liking them! I watch Y&R & B&B daily but agree with your assessment of them. Days I keep up with & watch fairly often but GH is the worst of the bunch. Sick to death of it but don’t want it to go! Boy, yesterday’s OLTL is hard to watch-too close to home with the cancellation of Fraternity Row. I totally feel Roxie’s pain.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

God Bless The View For Honoring OLTL–Yay! 🙂

gloria
gloria

I would rather just about anyone honor OLTL than the View. Yuck, this will force me to watch that awful show. Does anyone on that show even GET soaps? They just make fun of everyone & everything & I cannot stand them or the show. Haven’t watch it in years & years. Kelly Ripa would be a much better choice & should have done the tribute to AMC, since she got her start on AMC & met her husband, still has friends from daytime, etc. The View should be cancelled instead of our soaps. Do we want to watch them for another 30 years? Don’t think so.

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General Hospital to Air Encore Episodes On ‘Flashback Fridays’ To Help Stretch Out Originals During COVID-19 Shutdown

With the coronavirus changing our lives every today, and a return to production in the air for so many TV series, General Hospital will now air four new episodes a week to stretch out the remaining episodes they have banked before the COVID-10 pandemic forced soap opera production to come to a full work stoppage.

Now, starting this Friday, om the April 6th, the ABC daytime drama series w will air repeat episodes every Friday through May 22.

These encore presentations will be called “Flashback Fridays,” and each episode will feature an introduction from a  General Hospital cast member.

To kick things off, this Friday, the series will air a repeat of last year’s 56th-anniversary episode, with an  intro by Laura Wright. GH fans will recall that episode centered around the reading of the late Gail Baldwin’s will.

According to The Wrap:  :At the time of the production break, the ABC soap had enough episodes pre-taped to carry originals into May.”

Tomorrow on April 1st, will also mark GH’s 57th anniversary.

So what do you think of the plan to stretch out original episodes bu adding in one encore a week; until GH can get back to producing more episodes? Comment below?

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Kelly Ripa Shares Her Grief and Remembrances of John Callahan on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’

There was always something special about the wonderful actors and the cast pictured here from ABC’s All My Children.  After all, this is where Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) met her husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) and where Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) met her ex-husband John Callahan (Ex-Edmund).

Then, over this past weekend this family picture from Pine Valley was forever changed, when the soap world was rocked by the news that John Callahan passed away at only 66/

Heartbreaking remembrances poured in on social media …. and none more so than from Eva LaRue, who also shares a daughter with John, named Kaya.  Eva and Kaya rushed to John’s bedside where he has been put on life-support following a reported massive stroke.

Now on Monday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, which is being done remotely from the hosts individual hosts due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Ripa shared her grief over the loss of her dear friend John Callahan with Ryan.

Kelly said “I had a really a bad weekend this weekend.  A very dear friend of mine for many, many years, almost 30 years, passed away over the weekend. He was a great actor, a really good friend. One of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He was the ex-husband of my first-born son’s godmother, Eva LaRue. His name was John Callahan. He was 66 years old—way too young to be taken from us.”

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Ripa went on to to tell her co-host: “A gentleman of, I mean, Ryan, you two would have loved each other. He would say the funniest things and we were all going through our brains about all of the funny, like the funny ‘Callahan-isms’ over the years. He was just one of these guys and you know and he just died way too soon. His daughter and my daughter are good friends, they’re the same age and I just want everyone to know, Eva and Kaya, that we are thinking of you and we are just so sad and so devastated. So, I apologize in advance if I seem out of it. I really actually am, I’m terribly out of it. You know, forgive me for it.”

Watch Kelly discuss the death of John Callahan with Ryan Seacrest below.  Then share your thoughts on what Ripa had to share and more on the loss of John Callahan via the comment section.

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‘The Talk’, Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall Daytime Shows Return with New Episodes or Content Via a Stay at Home Remedy

While the daytime dramas are still not back in production due to the coronavirus pandemic; morning and afternoon talk shows are finding a way to deliver new episodes or some new content to inject into previously aired shows.

CBS’ The Talk returns today on Monday March 30 with the hosts doing their thing from their homes.  The series has a temporary new name as well The Talk@Home

According to Deadline: The ladies of The Talk: Sharon Osbourne, Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond will be live using Zoom technology – allowing all of them plus their guests to be featured on screens together while in separate locations.  The Talk staff will also continue to work remotely.  Guests for this week will include: Wayne Brady, Sean Hayes, Terry Crews, Broke stars Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette, Dr Oz and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.

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In addition, syndicated freshmen hits The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Tamron Hall show will both feature new content filmed by their hosts while they have been quarantined at home during the pandemic

Clarkson, who is Montana with her family will add some home segments to air on the daily broadcast.  The Kelly Clarkson Show has been airing original episodes that had been filmed before the production shutdowns. (Many had been previously  preempted). The week of April 6, the show had announced plans to air some new original episodes plus newly filmed content from Montana.

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Also beginning today, Tamron Hall will have new content focused on the latest with COVID-19, and that will be followed by encore segments from previously aired episodes of her talk show.

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So, glad to hear that the daytime talk shows are imploring technology to continue to try to bring viewers updated and new features, content and episodes? Comment below.

 

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