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THIS IS US Mourns Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims At End Of Episode

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If you caught Tuesday night’s episode of This Is Us, at the very end of it, the series used an end title card to honor the victims in the worst case of anti-semitisim murders in American history – that of 11 people at their house of worship.

On October 27th, suspect Robert Bower’s, now facing the death penalty, killed 11 innocent people at the Tree of Life synagogue.

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This Is Us, EP Dan Fogelman and the actors of the series, including Mandy Moore, posted the title card on social media after the show aired, as well as letting everyone know of a charity to support the victim’s families and those injured in the gunfire.

Ironically and importantly, Pittsburgh is  the backdrop of where the Pearson drama of the series takes place over three decades. It stars Moore, Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Milo Ventimiglia.

The title card read: “Our hearts are broken. We stand with our television hometown of Pittsburgh.  To learn more about gun violence visit everytown.org”

Fogelman added: “Pittsburgh is our #ThisIsUs hometown. If you’d like to donate to Victims of Terror Fund to support the Pittsburgh community, please text: JEWISHPGH to 41444”

So what did you think of the title card at the end of the episode, and the support shown by the cast to help those in need after the horrific and heartbreaking taking of lives last week? Comment below.

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The card was respectful without being too political. But I want to ask other regular viewers a general question: is “THIS IS US” getting too heavy for its own good? I mean, it’s good drama with terrific actors (Chrissy Metz is simply astonishing) but how about just a bit of humor? I’m starting to feel TOO sad afterwards. Anyone agree?

I haven’t cried this season. It doesn’t appear to be as heavy, IMO. But, I know “it’s” coming! I feel as though it’s really therapeutic. I have to be fully awake and engaged when I watch it. I can’t be sleepy or paying attention to anything else. It’s simply amazing! But, yes, it can be tough to watch, at times (sad, heavy).

I for one am mad. I fell asleep during This Is Us and I wanted so much to see the show. What is wrong with people these days? It is sickening the way people are being shot.I have four mental illness’s and I would never ever do something like this. Not all mentally ill people are sick. I am just saying. I am sorry but I do hope this guy rots in hell. When will this all stop? Enough of hurting and killing people already. We need more love in this world no hate.

God Bless everyone.Also I am a big fan of This Is Us. My favorite actor is Justin Hartley, a little humor would be nice once in awhile. The show is very moving and I just love it.

Justin Hartley brings humor to the show. He’s definitely a keeper:)

Very respectful. I’m glad they honored the victims, showed support and acknowledged the horror. Wonderful show that depicts life in all its ups and downs. Fitting that they took the time to express condolences.

Much respect.

Since it seems that “primetime” subjects are still part of this website, I do have to wonder where was the breathless thread heralding the smash success of ABC’s latest series, “The Conners?” (Did I miss it????) As we were treated to one after another article here featuring relentless Roseanne bashing, one would at least expect a follow-up covering the wholly predictable aftermath of the network’s decision to not only fire this woman, but in a particularly vindictive move, kill off her character in a revamped version of what is no longer her eponymous series. Instead, we have crickets! Could it be because before the first new episode was even televised, ABC tried to do damage control for what they already knew were going to be underwhelming ratings by acknowledging they messed up big time with their knee-jerk reation to Ms. Barr? Regardless, the Connor family—-sans Roseanne—-has bombed! (Told you so…..)

SHAY! It’s funny that you mentioned this, today! I was JUST thinking the same thing. The previews looked awful. My boss told me last week that the show was tanking. I loved the new Roseanne. I wasn’t a fan of the initial series, but the reboot was hysterical. I’m not condoning what Roseanne said/did; however, if a Democrat/Liberal said something similar about a Conservative White Male, we would not be having this conversation. #doublestandard

@AVP….The same thing could be said for the repugnant Alec Baldwin and his flop of a pathetic little chatfest, also on ABC!!! They sure do know how to pick the winners over at that network, eh? But, of course, he gets one chance after another regardless of his extremely bad behavior…double standard, indeed!!! Although I don’t think anyone could truly defend what Roseanne said, I do believe that after all the other impolitic things being uttered these days that it was extreme to be so singularly punitive with this woman, especially given her history of mental illness. If only ABC had just put on indefinite hiatus what was a popular show which allowed for the airing of all points of view and taken the proper time to deliberate a suitable solution to how to solve the problem that is the loose cannon also known as Ms. Barr, then maybe the show could have been saved to the satisfaction of all those who originally enjoyed this reboot.

UPDATE: Alec’s show has just been relegated to the Saturday night graveyard slot. Great move, ABC!!!!!

Shay, Could you be MORE OFFENSIVE! This page is about the murder of innocent Jewish people and a show that honored their lives/paid respect with a mention. This IS NOT the page to air your political gripes about “fair play” to Roseanne. Pick another page you insensitive troll!

Have some respect, Shay, and save your whining for an appropriate page. I don’t even know why Michael Fairman puts the majority of your inappropriate comments through. You’re offensive on every level.

And hypocrite is putting it mildly! You jump on the bandwagon, as usual, and tell Timmm how we shouldn’t be having political discussions on a soap site and yet you’re the first to always open your mouth. You have taken a page which was meant to address THIS IS US and their acknowledgment of the synagogue attack and turned it into one of your hideous diatribes. Shut it!

MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE SHOW! I look forward to watching it every weekend (on my DVR). It is AMAZING! Everyone is perfectly cast and so talented.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Young, Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin to Prague to Film ‘Murder Between Friends’

On Thursday night during the Michael Fairman Channel’s livestream interview centering around Jason Cook’s (ex-Shawn, DAYS and ex-Matt, GH) latest movie Four For Fun which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, ex-Rick, B&B and ex-Lucky, GH), revealed another upcoming film project with some very familiar faces.

Jacob Young shared an exclusive that he is set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film aptly tiled Murder Between Friends.

Speaking on the upcoming project, Jacob said, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova).”

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According to Jacob, the production start date is April 1st. He added on the premise of the film, “It’s very Agatha Christie sort of ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.” Young said the plan is to finish all principal photography by April 17th.

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IMDb has more on the film. It shared that former All My Children star Trent Garrett (ex-Asher Pike) is listed as co-directing the feature. Mark Rozzano is listed as writer of Murder Between Friends.

So, what do you think about this upcoming feature from Jacob that will feature Joan Collins, Nadia Bjorlin et al? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Then below, check out the full livestream conversation with Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young on ‘Four For Fun’ and their notable soap roles.

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The Young and the Restless Renewed for Four More Years at CBS

Congratulations are in order to the cast, crew, creatives and fans of CBS’ The Young and the Restless. On Wednesday, the top-rated daytime drama was renewed by the network for four more years.

The renewal will bring Y&R through the 2027-2028 television season, and brings the series through its 55th season. The Young and the Restless has continued to remain the #1 daytime drama for over 36 years and is CBS’ longest-running series.

In a statement, Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment shared, “The Young and the Restless has been a staple of daytime television for over 50 years, and it is with great pleasure that we will continue that legacy at CBS,The talented cast and writers deliver compelling performances and stories on a daily basis and have provided iconic moments that have kept the show on top of the ratings and thrilled generations of fans for over five decades. We look forward to seeing what new creative twists and turns they have planned for the folks of Genoa City.”

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According to CBS, Y&R is averaging 3.50 million viewers this season. The series is also the #1 daytime program among African American viewers. Full episodes of the series are streaming on Paramount+ and CBS TVE.  The soap opera airs weekdays at 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m.-12:30 p..m. PT.

Y&R notables are also celebrating anniversaries in 2024 including series icons: Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) for 45 years this month, and Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) for 44 years. In April, the show will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Nikki and Victor’s wedding, which aired in April 1984 and was one of the highest-rated episodes in the history of the show.

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Other notable cast anniversaries in 2024 include: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) at 35 years and Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) all at 30 years.

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The Young and the Restless debuted on March 23, 1973 and the show celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2023. Y&R was co-created by the late William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. At present, Josh Griffith currently serves as the series executive producer and head writer.

Share your thoughts on the news that Y&R had been given a four-year renewal by CBS and will continue on with the lives of the people you love in Genoa City through its 55th season via the comment section below.

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Kimberlin Brown ‘Killed-Off’ as Sheila Carter on The Bold and the Beautiful in Shocking Twist

The Monday, February 26th episode of CBS daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful brought with it the apparent end to one of the all-time villains of soap opera.

In story, Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) was being stalked by Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) in the dark. Eventually, Steffy stabs Sheila in the heart with a knife and she apparently dies.

Speaking with TV Insider, Brown admitted that it is extremely hard to leave a now iconic role she made soap-famous since 1990 on first The Young and the Restless and then The Bold and the Beautiful.

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Kimberlin expressed: “It’s a tough place for me to be in right now; I’m not going to lie about this. I guess if anyone were going to take Sheila down, I’m happy it’s Steffy. I just wish that no one was taking Sheila down.”  Three time Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood expressed: “It’s bittersweet because I absolutely love working with Kimberlin; she is just the consummate professional.”

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However, the stabbing is vindication for Steffy as Wood related, “This is her moment. How long has it taken Steffy to take her down and it’s finally happening, so it’s going to be a big shock.”

As to her B&B death scene and to her future plans, Brown revealed, “Laying there on that floor when the paramedics pronounce the time of death, my eyes were closed and you’re holding your breath so it doesn’t look like you’re breathing. It was just like, ‘Wow, OK, I guess we’ll have to see what might come next for me.’”

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If this holds up and Sheila is “dead” dead, it will open up the story and trouble in the marriage of Finn (Tanner Novlan) and Steffy, because ultimately, Steffy killed her husband’s biological mother.

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This is leading many to believe this move will bring Steffy back together with Liam (Scott Clifton) while Finn and Hope (Annika Noelle) draw closer. Is that part of the reason for Sheila’s death? Stay tuned.

What do you think about The Bold and the Beautiful killing-off Sheila Carter and Steffy to be the one who put an end to her life? Comment below.

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