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THIS IS US Wins Outstanding Ensemble In A Drama Series At 25th Annual SAG Awards

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The Big Three and everyone else n the cast involved in NBC’s hit drama, This Is Us took to the podium at tonight’s 25th Annual SAG Awards when the series and its actors were named Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

This is the second consecutive year, This Is Us had taken home the trophy in this category.

Speaking on behalf of the cast were Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley (Ex-Adam, Y&R) after the show bested the other nominees in the category which included: The AmericansBetter Call Saul, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Ozark.

When Hartley spoke at the podium he said of the win: “Thank you so much for embracing a show that is about life and it’s unpredictable loss and its sweet, sweet victories and inclusivity, all of that amazing stuff.” He then added, “Thank you to all of our parents up here for feeling randy because otherwise we wouldn’t be here!”

When Mandy Moore spoke she started off by stating: “It’s going to be a minute, there’s quite a few of us!”  On-stage with her were cast members: Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Niles Fitch, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Faithe Herman, Jon Huertas, Melanie Liburd, Lyric Moss, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Hannah Zeile.

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Earlier in the night, Sterling K. Brown lost his bid at the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series when Jason Bateman pulled out a win for his performance in Ozark.

Now below, watch Hugh Grant name This Is Us as Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series and their acceptance speech. Then let us know, if you are excited that This Is Us was named the winner in their category!

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” bested the other nominees in the category which included: The Americans, Better Call Saul, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Ozark.”

This is us, is great but not as good as the others and it’s the ‘Only’ show from Broadcast TV and that is why it won (network politics)

The Americans, Better Call Saul are cable and Ozark is Netflix and The Handmaid’s Tale is Hulu..

And- The Americans, Ozark and The Handmaid’s Tale, is much better than This Is Us –and The Americans should have gotten the award.

And- Chrissy Metz /Kate is Not in the This Is Us, above picture.

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

disagree with your networks politics comment as a matter of fact it has gotten harder for a network show to break through against the cable shows which have way more liberties if MASH were made today it would be difficult for a show as great as that to beat miss maisel Good for this is us!

Patrick
Patrick

as long as “This is Us” remains in the public eye/conscious … i’d really like to see a lot more of the cast nominated for individual performance (s) most notably Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz. Love Sterling K. Brown work. it’s such a treat to see ( Justin Hartley ) “Our” Golden boy, right ? one of the underlings who flew the coop. I fully embrace and totally agree that – thee whole cast – is so deserving.. what a treat to celebrate; fully acknowledged by their peers. THIS show just has to go the distance… for years to come.. just a warm heart tugging venture, no matter how tumultuous

Carol
Carol

I am so glad This Is Us won.Now can you please send Justin Hartley my way.lol

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‘Edge of Night’ Mainstay Forrest Compton Dies Following Complications From COVID-19

Sad news to report this Monday.  The longtime star of CBS’ and then ABC’s The Edge of Night, Forrest Compton. has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Forrest died on Sunday at the age of 94.

His death was reported and confirmed by Compton’s friends and an article in the Shelter Island Reporter.

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As Edge of Night and longtime daytime fans know, Forrest played Monticello’s district attorney, Mike Karr.  He played this key role from 1971 until the show’s cancellation in 1984.  The show was originally titled “The Edge of Night” and eventually just became “Edge of Night”.   The soap which was steeped in murder mysteries ran on CBS from 1956–1975 and on ABC from 1975–1984,   In addition, Forrest along with his on-screen wife, Ann Flood (Nancy Karr) were one of the most popular duos in daytime.

Not only did Compton appear on EON, but he also had soap roles on As the World Turns, One Life to Live and All My Children.   In primetime, Forrest was best known for his role on Gomer Pyle: USMC opposite  Jim Nabors and Frank Sutton as Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gray.

In a heartwarming story where fan meets actor and helps him out (according to the Shelter Island Reporter) Compton was only slated to appear in two episodes a week for the next 13 weeks on The Edge of Night, when he needed an apartment in New York City near the studio, so when he heard about a one-bedroom on East 72nd he went to see Al, the super.  Forrest later learned that Al was such a devotee of  The Edge of Night that he locked his office door every day at 2 p.m. to watch uninterrupted. When Forrest mentioned that he had just been hired to play Mike Karr, the super said, “You’re getting that apartment.”’

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Sharon Gabet who starred as Raven on Edge of Night, posted on Facebook, a tribute and remembrance of her former co-star: “Woody, as he was affectionately known to all of us on The Edge of Night, was a master professional, hilarious, smart, kind and gentle. I spoke with him a couple years ago on his birthday and he was active and happy in his retirement. Rest in peace, Woody, and give hugs and kisses to Larkin, Lois, Dennis, Nick, Joel, Irving and all the other EDGE alumni up there.  THE story about Woody. He was on EON when they were LIVE. It was brutal, but Woody was one of the best “straight face” men in the business. So he is doing a scene with Nancy his wife (the glorious Ann Flood – another “straight face” master). He walks in the kitchen and sits down and his line was supposed to be “Gee, it’s hard to get up in the morning.” as Nancy gave him his coffee. Instead, Mike Karr says on national TV, “Gee it’s hard to get IT up in the morning, Nancy.” There was pandemonium among the crew during the commercial break as you can imagine.”

Now below, watch the opening title sequence fro the The Edge of Night over the years, many of which feature Forrest as Mike Karr at the very opening or at the end as one of the series most well-known and beloved characters.

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Then, share your condolences and remembrances on the passing of Forrest Compton in the comment section.

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EMPIRE’s Final Season Cut Short Due To COVID-19; Series Finale Now Set For April 21

Will we now ever know just how the lives of Empire’s Lucious  (Terrence Howard) and Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) and their dysfunctional family will resolve now that the series has had to scrap two of their planned episodes in their final season?  The sixth and final season was scheduled to run for a total of 20 episodes.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the production shutdown left them with only 18 episodes tht could be completed.

That means, as first announced during last night’s episode of Empire via voice-over: “Get ready for the shocking final three episodes of ‘Empire,’”  that reveal let viewers of Empire know there was change in plans.”  Now, the shortened season and series finale end on FOX on April 21st.

Reports also note that episode 19 was partially shot and that footage of that unfinished episode will be cut into the finale.

As to what happens with the character of Jamal Lyon played by Jussie Smollett, who everyone knows ran into significant trouble with the law; on last reports executives said he would not be back for the final episodes of the series, although there has still have been mentions of the character throughout season 6.

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Come April 21st, there still may be more Empire in our future, if  FOX executives decide to greenlight a potential spinoff headlined Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon; that first came to light earlier this year in January as being in heavy discussions.

So, what do you think of how Empire will wrap-up after 6 seasons? Do you feel short-changed, or glad they are trying to work in everything they shot to deliver some kind of series finale for fans of the primetime soap? Comment below.

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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