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Tomorrow Morning: Soap Operas Find New Life Online! – Watch the Video!

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Before you head to bed tonight, or stay up with anticipation and excitement that in only a few more hours brand new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live will be posted for the first time in their new home – Hulu.com, NBC Today’s Mara Schiavocampo’s report looks at the behind-the-scenes returns of the shows including clips of the production in action in Connecticut in this Xfinity video!

As well, the segment look at the ABC finale cliffhanger of All My Children, where someone is shot after JR fires a bullet from his gun! But just who is it? Will it be revealed in short order on all-new episodes?

And while the NBC report also reminds us that Susan Lucci, the most heralded name in AMC history as Erica Kane, is not back at the moment as part of the reboot, One Life to Live’s major star, Erika Slezak (Viki) is … and so is Viki’s on-screen feud with Dorian played by Robin Strasser.  (would be nice if the voice-over announce on this piece would pronounce “Slezak” and “Strasser” properly, but that’s a whole other story!)

All My Children legacy stars, Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan (Jessie and Angie Hubbard) are interviewed for this video package celebrating the returns of the series by letting everyone know how excited the fans truly are:  “They are counting down! We have our own countdown for the show, and they are counting down too!” Darnell added, “It just makes us feel like it’s going to be POW!”

Although this report also called AMC and OLTL “web series”, it has been made very clear by Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank of Prospect Park, that they do not view these two soaps as “web series” but fully realized television style productions. This video also talks about shows moving into the digital age and keeping up with the time,  and series with dedicated fan bases like soap operas! Watch the video report below, and let us know what you thought of it?


 

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Alex
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Alex

Just finished watching both shows and it’s great they are back. It’s fun to see all the familiar faces. This is huge for the future of television. Love all the references to new technology. Both shows have a different vibe than the ABC versions. They both had a few words not allowed on broadcast TV. The OLTL club scenes were a bit too much. Already both shows have had more location shots than ABC did in a whole year. AMC has great credits and theme song. Love the ‘on the next episode.” ABC used to do that until they needed… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I watched both soaps..
I m more than thrilled!!
The new and improved soaps are more than words of how awesome they were/are!!

Every one.. be sure to rate our soaps a 5 star..
You can rate the shows at HuLu, just click the ”rate” and give a 5 star..

((when the shows ends there is ”rate” above the video ..

Patrick
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Patrick

Just saw episode 1 of oltl – holy cow! They knocked it out of the park! The ending was truly a shocker! No spoiler here!

Georgia
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Georgia

I just watched OLTL, mixed feelings, not sure it was that great. Maybe they were just getting people acquainted with the characters but loved the appearance at the end of the show.

mgb357
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mgb357

Just finished watching both AMC and OLTL.
Loved them, picked up where stories left off, and a few surprises.

Great to see Vicki and Dorian and David and Bo and Clint and Nora and Blair and Tea and even Matthew and Destiny.

I did forget one mysteriious character in a hoody.

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

wow. just watched OLTL. wow.

missy
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missy

Watched the both shows this morning:) Really excited they are back !! Love AMC AND OLTL

Robert
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Robert

I just watched both shows and wow! In terms of which one will last, One Life To Live unless the writers at AMC change their tune. I don’t want to give anything away, but AMC felt jumbled and disconnected. OLTL had perfect flow with the writing and the story they set up and picked up with from the end last year. The last scene on OLTL will have you jumping for joy at the future of the show!

su0000
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su0000

I love how they are now ”snap snap snap” moving fast!!!

That looooong old-fashioned drawn out story telling bores me ..

Jane
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Jane

So great to see the soapy back. YAY!!

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Mark Consuelos Exits ‘Riverdale’

Last night, All My Children alum, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo Santos) made what appears to be his final appearance for now on CW’s soapy drama, Riverdale.

Consuelos departed Riverdale as a series regular on the season 5 finale, after coming on to the show in its second season in the role of villain, Hiram Lodge.

Riverdale executive producer and showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, shared with Deadline a statement on Consuelos contribution and run on the series: “From the moment Mark joined us, he was up for literally anything, a hundred percent committed to making Archie’s life a living hell. And what’s funny is, Mark couldn’t be more different from Hiram. A classy pro and the sweetest guy, always looking out for everyone. We wish Mark the best and hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Hiram Lodge.

Consuelos offered up these sentiments in a statement on his Riverdale exit: “First and foremost, I would like to thank Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for this incredible opportunity. Never before has playing a character that was so bad, felt so good. Huge thanks to the Riverdale fandom, to the brilliant crew and amazing cast, whom I consider dear friends and family.”

So, will you miss seeing Mark on Riverdale? Elsewhere, still no word on the “Pine Valley” reboot in which Mark and wife, Kelly Ripa, are two of the executive producers of that many All My Children fans were hoping would come to fruition. Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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TONIGHT: Jacob Young in Lifetime Movie Network Premiere ‘My Daughter’s Double Life’

Premiering tonight, Lifetime Movie Network kicks-off his “Shocktober” with a thriller starring Jacob Young (All My Children, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful) in the pivotal role as the leader of cult!

In My Daughter’s Double Life, previously titled, Fatal Following, the story follows Heather, a single mom who is desperate to find her daughter Ally when the teenager goes missing. After the police find Ally’s belongings on the riverbank, it’s presumed that she drowned in the river.  However, Heather isn’t so sure.

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While leaning on her minister and friend, Jack, Heather begins looking into her daughter’s things and is shocked to discover Ally was spending time with a group of troubled teens at a mysterious youth center.  That youth center is led by Bridger, played by Young.

The LMN movie also stars  Jacey Nichole and René Ashton.

You can watch a trailer for tonight below from Jacob’s Twitter account.

So, will you be checking out My Daughter’s Double Life, beginning at 8 pm EST Friday night? Comment below.

Friday Oct. 1st on @LMN ! Start your Shocktober off right! #shocktober pic.twitter.com/KxPSD2HFl3

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Beloved Soap Stars Left Out of 2021 Primetime Emmy Broadcast In-Memoriam Tribute

Last night, during the presentation of the 73rd annual Primetime Emmys broadcast on CBS, the annual In-Memoriam segment brought with it so many households names in a year that saw so many legacy talents and more pass away.

The tribute was performed by Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste to Bridge’s song, “River”, and as the images of the departed played across the screens from Cloris Leachman to Cicely Tyson, to Ed Asner to Michael K. Williams, and more, it was clear that several of the major late daytime soap stars were not included in the on-air tribute as well as other omissions.

Now granted, we know they will all be a part of next year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in-memoriam segment, but still these actors were a part of this community and not only appeared on the soaps, but other shows as well.

Those that daytime fans noticed were not included were: Michael Nader (Ex-Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick, Dynasty and All My Children) Stuart Damon (Ex-Alan Quartermaine, General Hospital), Ray MacDonnell (Ex-Joe Martin, All My Children) and Jay Pickett (Ex-Frank Scanlon, Port Charles).

From primetime MIA action were: Michael Constantine (Ex-Room 222), Tanya Roberts (Ex-Charlie’s Angeles), Director, Richard Donner, writer Larry McMurty, and DMX, to name but a few.

However, the Television Academy did list all of its members who died on their website in the In-Memoriam section, because due to time constraints, they could not possibly showcase everyone.

What do you feel about the omissions of Nader, Damon, MacDonnell, Pickett, and more from the In-Memoriam tribute? Let us know in the comment section, but first watch the segment.

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