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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: Each live episode is also available as a downloadable podcast, via 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, the free 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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That sounds Super! I sure will be tuning in. Please remind us as it gets closer so we don’t forget.

way cool.


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…

Good for you, Michael!


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

Congrats, Michael.

I sure will be listening, this us very exciting.

Veeerrrry interesting…


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!

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

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…

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

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

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.

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?

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

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

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.

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. 🙂

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.

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

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 😉

Congrats! Keep our shows alive!

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

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

a big congrats to you michael!!

Sounds great

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?

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.

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.

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.

Smart cookie!

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

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

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos to Kick Off Season 36 of ‘Live’ with New Show Opening

The new season of morning talk shows begins this week, and one of them, Live with Kelly and Mark, is starting things off with a new show open starring the hosts and married couple, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, formerly of All My Children fame.

Make sure to circle Tuesday September 5th, when Kelly and Mark begin their first official season together as co-hosts of the long-running show now in its 36th season.  As many know, Consuelos joined the show back in April of this year, after Ryan Seacrest made the decision to depart the series and move back to Los Angeles full-time, since the talker is shot in New York City.

In the concept of the new opening, the husband and wife duo are seen brushing their teeth in their apartment, then going through a couple of outfit changes/looks, before they settle on what they wearing as they are driven to their New York City studio where ‘Live’ emanates from, and arrive in its corridors.

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In addition, this season will have a new trivia game segment called Stump Mark.  In it, Mark will try his darnedest to keep the coveted Live mug away from trivia callers trying to stump him with their two statements — one true, one false.

Scheduled guests for the week: Derek Hough, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Etheridge, Josh Gad, Shinedown, Phillip Phillips, Nikki and Brie Bella and more.

Take a look at the opening title sequence for Live with Kelly and Mark below, and then let us know what you thought of it in the comment section, and let us know if you are looking forward to the new season of the talk show.

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Kelly Ripa Teases New Season of ‘Live’ with Husband Mark Consuelos: “Our Show Is Best When It’s Going Off the Rails”

Since Mark Consuelos joined his real-life wife, Kelly Ripa on the morning talk show Live with Kelly and Mark, the ratings have never been better.  In fact, according to the Nielsen ratings, the former All My Children stars came in second behind The View for the 2022-2023 television season in total viewers averaging 2.293 million.

Now with the new season upon us come September, Ripa spoke with the Purist about what fans can expect now that Mark is coming into his own as her co-host.

Kelly shared, “We’re going to provide the same sort of humor and irreverence that people have come to know and love. Mark has taken the trivia game, where Ryan (Seacrest) and I would just give away coffee mugs to the audience, and decided that he’s not going to do that any more. There are no participation trophies in life, he says. If they want to win a mug, they’re going to have to stump me. I don’t really follow the ratings, but from what I’ve been told that since Mark has taken over, people stay with the show all the way through because they want to see whether or not Mark gets stumped.”

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When asked what favorite segment on Live is her current favorite, Ripa expressed, “I love talking to the trivia callers. Our show is best when it’s going off the rails, when our audience gets to see the slip-ups. It is not this highly polished, Hollywood thing. It is two people meeting, having coffee, having just read the paper. We never cover actual news, we cover absurd news. When you factor in a person calling from their cellphone in the parking lot of a grocery store, what have you, it is rife with the ability to derail very quickly, and I think that’s what I love the best. I also love our viewer feedback at the very end of the show, where we take our viewers.”

So, are you looking forward to more Live with Kelly and Mark? Enjoying the duo on-screen together on the morning talker? What are your favorite staple segments from the show? Comment below.

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Pamela Blair, ‘A Chorus Line’, ‘Loving’ and Daytime Emmy Nominee, Dead at 73

The Broadway community is mourning the passing of one of their most beloved members, who also appeared on several daytime soap operas throughout her career.  Pamela Blair, the original Val in A Chorus Line, died at her home in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday following a lengthy illness. Blair was 73-years-old.

Throughout her career, the singer/dancer/actress continued to showcase her exceptional talents in shows such as: Promises, Promises, Wild and Wonderful, Sugar and Seesaw. She also gained major kudos from the musical theatre community for her portrayal of Amber in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. 

Pamela also had notable roles on soap operas taped in New York City. First, Blair played Elizabeth Shank Ryan on Ryan’s Hope in 1980. She followed that with her most-known daytime role as Loving’s Rita Mae Bristow, a part she played from 1983-1985.

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Later in 1985, 1986 and in 1992, Blair made brief appearances in two roles on All My Children, Maida Andrews and Mrs. Goodman.  It was the role of Maida Andrews that landed Blair a Daytime Emmy nomination in the newly named Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series back in 1987, only losing that year to John Wesley Shipp for his role of Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara.  Blair’s last soap role was in 1994 as Another World’s Bonnie Broderick.

Throughout her enduring career, she appeared in numerous television and motion pictures including: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Law & Order and the motion pictures version of Annie.

Let us know if you ever had the opportunity to see Blair as Val in ‘A Chorus Line’, or if you remember her daytime roles on Ryan’s Hope, Loving, All My Children or Another World via the comment section.

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