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TODAY: ATWT and GL Reunions On Special Soap Celebration On THE TALK!

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Soap fans do not miss the Wednesday, October 12th episode of The Talk on CBS Daytime.

The episode is an all-soapfest featuring current stars of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, but also will feature reunions of several cast members from the beloved As the World Turns and Guiding Light.

This week, CBS Daytime kicked-off their number one for 30 years celebration as the top daytime television network.  For three decades the daytime dramas you have loved have been a massive part of the reason it has remained in first place.

So, tune in at 2PMEST/1PMPST today to see the ladies of The Talk welcome from As the World Turns: Martha Bryne (Lily), Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda), Ellen Dolan (Margo) and Colleen Zenk (Barbara), and from Guiding Light: Kim Zimmer (Reva), Robert Newman (Josh), Grant Aleksander (Phillip), and Beth Chamberlin (Beth).

In an ironic twist, ATWT when it went off the air in 2010 was replaced by The Talk, while Guiding Light left the airwaves in 2009 with the most episodes logged combining their radio and TV episodes through 72 years.

So, are you ready to walk down memory lane with the folks from Oakdale and Spingfield? Comment below!

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Mister Media
Mister Media

I can’t wait. If the ratings spike for this episode, the network should consider an intelligent soap themed talk show for the daytime line-up, with past and present performers. It would certainly appeal to the disenfranchised daytime soap audience.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Combined the two soaps and bring it back…As The Guiding Light Turns!!!

Mark Y
Mark Y

I’m in

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I would love if someone would reboot Guiding Light, Another World, and All My Children. A revisit of a young Josh, Reva, and Billy triangle. A rekindle of the
Alice, Steve, and Rachel rivalry would set the world on fire. OMG!!! A young Erica Kane with her ambitions of being a super model is classic soap. All the above is my ultimate Christmas wish.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Awww!!!!! Bud and Reva together again for one last time.

Still a fan
Still a fan

While I don’t watch The Talk today was a day to watch. I have enjoyed these wonderful actors for more then 30 years. I remember first seeing Guiding Light when Philip and Beth had ran away. And all those wonderful stories that would follow. Within months I began to watch Capitol and As The World Turns. When both Atwt and Gl were canceled I was so disappointed. I had already seen so many of the daytime dramas that I loved be canceled. The Monday following the last Gl I began watching y&r and b&b. I was already watching ABC daytime lineup. With all the lost of the daytime actors who have passed on it is such a joy to see these actors who I have loved over the years. That’s to YouTube I get to go back and watch from time to time. I would love to see these actors show up again in daytime.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I have missed GL that I first heard on the radio when it was on so many years ago. Bert and Bill, Papa Bauer and the rest of the family. When I got married , I watched it on TV around 1954 until it ended. What a loss for daytime viewers! I watched ATWT when it started also, Y&R and B&B. It was wonderful seeing the stars from GL and ATWT. They have hardley changed a bit! It was a real treat seeing them, but would have enjoyed seeing more of them.

Lulu
Lulu

I loved those shows as a child ; many days , I watched them with my aunt.

Chuck-off yr
Chuck-off yr

GL & ATWT reunions were special though far too short. Hope they’ll consider others in the future! Loved it!!

Joel
Joel

It was so nice to see old faves again!!

Lori Felicia
Lori Felicia

Watched and LOVE GLAD reunion! RESH (reva,Josh )! Guiding Light been off the air since 2009. I wish the reunion was a hour long and more available castmates and a clip for Roger Thorpe, Michael zaslow! Come on CBS..you probably have a Y&R, Big Bang theory reunion specials on the creative table. Thanks The Talk! !

Soaphound
Soaphound

My feelings exactly, Lori. A full week dedicated to this salute would have been fine with me!

Lulu
Lulu

I wanted to see Zaslow also; he was one person who made Guiding Light a good Soap! Did they show Bert or Papa Bauer? I don’t remember seeing a clip , unless it went by quickly.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I thought the whole epsiode was very good especially seeing the ladies from ATWT. I have never stopped missing them but there was one glaring fact that did not click with me and I have made note of it before. It’s including Jason Thompson in something like this. He is doing a fantastic job playing Billy on Y&R, but he has only been with CBS and the show for 10 months. All the others have worked for CBS for eons. I like the actor but I feel another actor should have been in place instead of him with that other actor being someone who has some sort of longevity with the network as opposed to someone who has under a year with CBS.

Soaphound
Soaphound

You’re right, James. My thought was that maybe they want JT to seem more likeable to audiences. I personally can’t stand his work as Billy, or maybe it’s the writers telling him, “Be even more repulsive and sarcastic than yesterday.” Anyway, that chair should have been for Peter Bergman, Jess Walton, or Doug Davidson. Or how about the first actresses to win Emmys, Tracy Bregman and Beth Maitland? That would have been a real salute to the legacy.

Rodd
Rodd

I don’t watch “The Talk” but this show was the exception. It was so nice to see some of the stars of my beloved GL and ATWT for a few minutes. They all looked fantastic! Just wish the hosts of the show could have read their questions better, especially Sharon. (Reading is fundamental.)

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

Loved the show. Loved seeing the girls from ATWT. I was getting all choked up right along with Collen Zenk (Barbara). Nice to see her looking terrific and feeling healthy. I remember when I first saw the scenes with John and Lucinda in the hot tub (my all time favorite) and the truth about Lily being adopted. Wonderful memories. Was left wanting more when the show was over. I can almost guarantee, if you check the ratings from the first episode of The Talk, and compare to the 10/12/16 episode, I bet the 10/12 show was the highest if not one of the highest since its premiere. People still love and want their soaps

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

I agree with you Mister Media. I never cared for this show. The only host I tolerate is Sheryl Underwood. To me Julie Chen is stuck up and self centered. I say the only reason she got the job is because of her husband. It was over to fast. I wish they had more time with each show. But I loved it nonetheless.

Soaphound
Soaphound

So glad someone said that, Rodd. It got to the point that I was hoping the fans could have been invited up to ask the questions. They couldn’t have done any worse!

JK
JK

IT WAS WONDERFUL TO SEE THESE ACTORS…BUT WAY TO SHORT!!!!! WHAT A SHAME TO HAVE THESE PEOPLE COME ON AND SPEND MORE TIME IN THE MAKE-UP CHAIR THAN ON THE SHOW…..6-7 MINUTES FOR FOUR PEOPLE TO BE INTRODUCED AND TALK????????? TO THINK THE TALK TOOK OVER FOR A SOAP LOVED BY SO MANY FOR YEARS IS A REAL SHAME!!!!!! MONEY TALKS…..

Rose
Rose

I don’t care if there’s an anniversary or not. But wouldn’t it be nice if ABC did the same sort of celebration for GH, AMC, and OLTL. It was fun. Even today one of The Talk girls was on B&B in a scene with Bill. Must say CBS does a way better job of cross promoting their shows than ABC which only refers to their Disney properties.

Vicki
Vicki

Would be nice if CBS had longer reunion shows for both shows. This was way too short.

clb
clb

CBS Daytime and P&G dropped GL and ATWT with no shame. I can never forget their disregard for shows that brought them limelight for years. And The Talk is a horrible show to say the least.

JK
JK

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! agree 100%

de_lion99
de_lion99

Great seeing the reunion. Shame both shows went off the air. Perhaps CBS should cancel B&B (it hasn’t been the same since Stephanie and Ridge left), shorten Y&R to a half hour and bring back GL & ATWT (with good writers) in the half hour format.

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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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EastSiders Season 3 Starring Van Hansis and Kit Williamson Kickstarter Campaign Underway!

EastSiders is on its way back for season three, which is great news since the LGBT series starring former As the World Turns star Van Hasis (Ex-Luke) as Thom and creator/writer/producer Kit Williamson as Cal.

Over the last few seasons, the funny, poignant, and extremely well-written series tells the tale of a couple who go through the struggles of their relationship while living in Silver Lake, California.

With many twist and turns and featuring a supporting cast that includes: Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat)Brianna Brown (General Hospital, Devious Maids, the upcoming Dynasty), Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings, I’m Dying Up Here), Willam Beli (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nip/Tuck) Traci Lords (Crybaby, Zach and Miri Make a Porno), Matthew McKelligon (You’re Killing Me), Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby) and John Halbach (Producer, EastSiders), the series third season looks to be one of its most intriguing yet.

This time Thom and Cal (Hansis and Williamson) end up on the great American road trip after moving from L.A. to the Big Apple and then trying to get back home! The journey home to Silver Lake was shot on-location in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and  California over 35 days last fall.

The production has now launched their Kicktstarter campaign to finish up the series and is hoping for some funding for additional shoot days, and post-production costs. The campaign is set to run until June 6th, by which time the producers must have attained their goal of $60,000, or if you contribute and they have not met their goal, it is refunded. (more…)

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