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TOLN SOAPS Live with Michael Fairman Premieres June 20th! First Guest Prospect Park's CEO Jeff Kwatinetz!

TOLN (The OnLine Network) announced today the launch of a new live interactive audio broadcast, TOLN SOAPS Live with Michael Fairman, which will debut Thursday, June 20th  via BlogTalkRadio, the world’s largest social broadcasting platform.

The weekly hour-long show will originate every Thursday at 10pm EST/7pm PST, and feature prominent guests involved with One Life to Live and All My Children, the fan-favorite serial dramas that were recently revived by Prospect Park via TOLN, and will be hosted by veteran soap journalist Michael Fairman, who will bring his brand of engaging chat, entertaining and lively interviews, humor, and soap knowledge to each broadcast.

Listeners can tune in at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tolnsoaps. Each live episode is also available as a downloadable podcast, via blogtalkradio.com and iTunes.

TOLN SOAPS Live with Michael Fairman will give fans a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the stars and creatives behind All My Children and One Life to Live, with exclusive interviews from the world of TOLN Soaps and will provide the opportunity for fans to call in and ask their burning questions, share their point of view and chat on a weekly basis with special guests about latest hot topics, controversy, and storylines out of Llanview and Pine Valley.

The inaugural guest on the June 20th edition of  TOLN SOAPS Live with Michael Fairman will be Prospect Park’s CEO Jeff Kwatinetz, giving fans a unique opportunity to have their questions answered directly by Kwatinetz, the man responsible for reviving these iconic series.

On the launch of TOLN SOAPS first BlogTalkRadio show, and his upcoming appearance Kwatinetz related “I’m very much looking forward to chatting with Mr. Fairman and especially hearing directly from fans, without whom we wouldn’t have these shows. It’s a great forum to get a direct dialogue going and for me to hear and respond to all of the chatter that “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” inspires among our passionate viewers.”

In addition to exclusive interviews, special guests and interaction with fans, the weekly broadcast, which airs the same day as the TOLN Soaps final episode of the week, host Michael Fairman will identify and playback the standout moments and performances of the week from All My Children and One Life to Live, plus other special audio content throughout the show.

The Online Network’s popular anytime dramas, All My Children and One Life To Live, post brand new 30 minute episodes (in HD where available) two times a week for free via The Online Network at TOLN.com, the free Hulu.com service and to subscribers of Hulu Plus, making these venerable dramas available in a new format that suits the viewing habits of the digital generation. The iTunes Store offers both series via iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and Mac or PC.  In addition, the original, behind- the-scenes series, “MORE All My Children” and “MORE One Life To Live,” posts on Fridays. In Canada, viewers can now access both shows via iTunes Canada.

Will you be listening to Michael Fairman’s new Blog Talk Radio show each week featuring guests and features and call-ins about all things All My Children and One Life to Live?  Let us know! We hope to hear from you next week on June 20th!

 


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Lisa J.
Lisa J.

That sounds Super! I sure will be tuning in. Please remind us as it gets closer so we don’t forget.

Robert in Jersey City
Robert in Jersey City

way cool.

Dennis
Dennis

Yessir!

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Sounds great! I don’t know if I will be listening live – not a good time for me…but I will download it and listen! I would LOVE to pose a couple of questions to Jeff myself…

Margie
Margie

Good for you, Michael!

Perla
Perla

Awesome

Tali (not Smith)
Tali (not Smith)

Looking forward to this new venture, Michael, and thrilled to be able to hear from the dreamy Jeff Kwantinetz.

AJ
AJ

Congrats, Michael.

Christina
Christina

I sure will be listening, this us very exciting.

jimh
jimh

Veeerrrry interesting…

felisha
felisha

OMG

Amanda
Amanda

Congrats! Sounds like an awesome show. It’s on a bit late for me (I’m EST), but I’ll do my best to catch the shows live. Can’t wait!

kelly irons
kelly irons

This sounds wonderful, but I’d like to say honestly I am sure confused, you get this kind of news and it gives one hope that this whole concept is going to work and it’s exciting. Then you get news that the network is shutting down for hiatus even earlier than originally announced, right on the heels of the shows now only two a week instead of four. What are the ratings looking like? I am feeling frustrated as a long time fan who really looked forward to this then went through the let down then miracles of miracles, the shows do come back. I don’t know what to believe it makes it really impossible to fully embrace the whole thing when it changes every day. Im sorry Michael Fairman, what a great opportunity for you and I hate to be a downer here. I think continuity is what was always a big draw for us that love our shows, so this is unsettling and I think that’s what I have. Anyone have anything more encouraging, I’d love to hear it right now. Thanks for listening. kel

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

The shows have stopped filming just one week earlier than the scheduled hiatus. The ‘ratings’ on Hulu are fantastic. Both shows are consistently in the top 5 from everything I have read. You will not miss any shows…they have enough shows ‘in the can’ to air through September. Writers are continuing to write – so when they come back from the hiatus in August (hopeful the union disagreement can be worked out by then) they will not miss a beat. We won’t notice anything as viewers. I hope you keep watching…

Nancy
Nancy

1st question. Why does OLTL get treated like a unwanted step child. I keep seeing all these posts about AMC but not OLTL.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

THIS post is about both shows and mentioned both shows repeatedly.

Nancy
Nancy

Am I talking about this post and did I ask for anyone else’s opinion. I’m talking in general and if you haven’t noticed your not very observant.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Gee…when you post this question on this post – yes, most people would assume you are talking about this post. And when you ask a question – yes, most people would assume you are asking for an opinion. If you weren’t talking about this post and weren’t actually wanting a response to your question – WHY are you here and WHY did you post it?

heidi
heidi

Congratulations Michael!!! Can’t wait… you will be fabulous!!! This is well deserved and one of PP’s better decisions!!! Love it!!!

Debra Bardani
Debra Bardani

Just bookmarked it. I’m new to internet radio but I support my soaps. looking forward to listening

Ruth-less Joe
Ruth-less Joe

Sounds good. Get Carolyn Hennesy back if you can, but doing it solo is okay. As much as I loved the old podcast, new episodes went from once a month to once a year.

emlons
emlons

cant wait sounds like it will be fun, i hope michael can get Florencia on sometime, they always seem to have fun together and it seems like they enjoy there times together, and she is always funny with him. 🙂

Liz Arnold
Liz Arnold

Jeff Kwatinetz sure has brass ones to subject himself to the wrath of the fans. I hope everyone is polite. Good for him! Taking the bull by the horns and talking to us directly. IMO, it shows just how much he is invested in making this thing work. I am very much looking forward to tuning in. I will try to call in as well.

Mr. Kwatinetz, you truly are my hero. You have done what most of us thought was impossible. You have brought back Agnes Nixon’s shows and are a guardian of her legacy. I know with all the recent developments you must be fielding more negative comments than you would like. I get worried too, we are all a little gun shy but I felt the need to tell you how grateful I am. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Once again Liz…I agree with everything you just said! 🙂

Liz Arnold
Liz Arnold

Congratulations to you, Michael. I am very glad that you will be doing this show. I know how big a fan you are and that as a fan, you will ask the questions the fans want to hear. I’m really excited about your new collaboration with TOLN. Cudos 😉

Jean
Jean

Congrats! Keep our shows alive!

Doe
Doe

Hey, Michael. This is more than great! Will be watching and listening and calling in. .Best of luck…..

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

This sounds great. Can’t wait to hear it.

ethel
ethel

a big congrats to you michael!!

Brett
Brett

Sounds great

Onlymy2cents
Onlymy2cents

YES! I can hardly wait for this to air. People, keep watching both shows. It would be great if we could watch enough to suggest that maybe hour-length shows are warranted to make up for the 2-days of each show instead of 5 days each show. I think 2-days each show 1-hour shows would work. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Your suggestion unfortunately, would put them right back where they were originally. I believe (and maybe someone can ask Jeff) that if we keep watching both shows (which I do!) eventually they will be increased either in length or episodes shown each week.

Debbie
Debbie

I will be anxiously awaiting to see what is in store for our shows. After watching since they 1st came on they have become my family. I am enjoying meeting the new members of the family & how they have grown up. Thank you so much for being my family back home again.

Debbie
Debbie

Yes remember to spread the word that we need our views back all of them & new ones too. Numbers need to continuously stay up in the 500,000’s. This is the number that shows the advertiser’s we are serious about our shows & if you can start purchasing products from these sponsors & let them know why you are taking the time to purchase their product. They are paying for our shows to be on. If everyone can get 1 person back or a new one to watch we will be in a position to ask for things. We as fans said that we would pay for our shows to be back then why are we complaining because of the prices. They have given us our shows back & they have given us 3 avenues of watching them. Right now they just can’t get any easier. Join all of us that currently watch everyday & if you want you can watch over & over on the weekends.

Tonja
Tonja

Smart cookie!

Bruce
Bruce

Of course I will. Love my shows, and Michael too!

Tonja
Tonja

Good for you! I am happy for you and know you will enjoy the show.
Tonja Walker

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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All My Children Alum Kim Delaney Joins The Cast of CHICAGO FIRE!

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

Casting news has revealed that Kim Delaney is joining the show in Season 6 where she will play the role of Jennifer Sheridan, the mother of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

According to Deadline, Kim’s new role as Jennifer Sheridan is described as “warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. At one point she may have partied like it was 1979, but now it looks like she’s on the path of the straight and narrow. If you ask her, she’s moved on from the past, namely her messy divorce from her ex-husband Benny (Treat Williams), but old habits die very hard.”

Chicago Fire is currently on hiatus until after the Winter Olympics, when it begins again on March 1st.  As viewers know, in the last episode prior to the break, Kelly and Casey (Jesse Spenver) were seen jumping off a roof of a building while it was in flames in an exciting cliffhanger. (more…)

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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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