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TONIGHT: Live Tweet With Michael Fairman and TVGN The Premiere Of Who Shot The Daytime Soap?

Tonight is a big day for soap fans, when TVGN  unveils the much-talked about documentary special, Who Shot The Daytime Soap? 

The show takes a look at the rise and fall and rise of the soap opera genre featuring excerpts of features interviews with several daytime legends, veteran stars, and a host of talents from behind the scenes that have helped make the soap opera genre the longest running form of television entertainment.  Several soap journalists are also take part in the special including On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman, who makes a very brief appearance.

But to kick-off the premiere of this one of a kind special On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman has teamed up with TVGN to do a live tweet of the east coast feed of Who Shot The Daytime Soap?  It all starts at 8PMEST/5PST.

Join Michael and TVGN as they comment on the action, soap history,  the ups and downs of the genre, and what your favorite stars had to say during the hour special!   To join in the conversation, check out @michaelfairman @TVGN and you can also use the hashtag #WhoShotTheDaytimeSoap?

Now after the jump, check out the latest TVGN promo of Who Shot The Daytime Soap?  Will you be watching and/or watching and tweeting with us tonight?

 

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

It wouldve been nice if some former soap stars of cancelled soaps from the last 30 years were interviewed and gave their opinions on what they think got their shows cancelled and what they think of the renewed popularity of the remaining 4. Former stars like Vicki Wyndam ex AW, Eileen Fulton ex ATWT, Micheal Levin(is that right) ex Ryans Hope, Jada Rowland ex The Doctors/Secret Storm and Ann Flood ex E.O.N. and maybe a few others if available! I mean it would be very interesting to hear from a blast from the past and hear what they have to say! imo!

su0000
su0000

My Comcast does not carry TVGN..
Hope HuLu carries it, but doubt it..

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

My sister lives in Mi and has comcast which carries tvgn…id call the cable co. and ask them why some areas carry it and yours dont if you havent already?

su0000
su0000

I did call in, Mn. does not carry TVGN, at least not in my area and I’m in the metropolitan area..
I was told that TVGN was once carried by Comcast, but it was dropped..

SZima
SZima

I’m in the MPLS metro too, and it pisses me off that we don’t get TVGN! It would be nice to be able to see Y&R and B&B reruns when the shows get pre-empted. I’m sure there’s some legal BS that keeps them from showing it around here, but it’s the customers who suffer. 🙁

Brian
Brian

Michael, any chance you could post the show on your site? I do not have TVGN either.

Many thanks if you are able to.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Will somebody please upload the special on YouTube? And will somebody upload the first 18 years of DAYS on YouTube? LOL!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I noticed the special is uploaded on youtube, but part 1 (9:55) of 6 parts is missing.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I found it.

SZima
SZima

It’s there now…just checked.
Thanks for the tip…I’ll watch it there!

Tom Welles
Tom Welles

Hey thanks I will check it out tonight, at least that way I can see the special, I don’t receive the TV Guide Network on my cable system.

Troy Parkins
Troy Parkins

I think it’s already been removed from You Tube, due to copyright infringements. Too bad, I really wanted to see this show. Does anyone know where else it can be seen?

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TODAY: ‘Tainted Dreams’ Begins To Stream Episodes On PopStar! TV Platform

Beginning today on Monday, September 23rd, the series Tainted Dreams, which shows you the behind-the-scenes antics of a fictional hit TV soap opera, will stream its first two seasons for free on the on the Popstar! TV platforms.

To view: you can download the Popstar! TV’s mobile app or visit www.popstaronline.com to watch Tainted Dreams or for more info visit https://www.tainteddreams.com/#home-section.

For those who need a refresher: Tainted Dreams follows the cast and crew behind the scenes of a hit TV soap opera called “Painted Dreams”, and of course, it’s filled with lots of twists and turns

In addition, there is a bonus episode on Popstar! TV that gives some background on how all the characters came to be a part of “Painted Dreams”.

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Sonia Blangiardo, the executive producer and creator of Tainted Dreams shared in a statement: “We are thrilled that there is more life for the show and that the new exposure will attract new viewers for the series. We’re excited to be in great company with the other shows the platform will be streaming and couldn’t be happier to be working with Craig and Jim Romanovich who has always been a loyal soap supporter.”

Tainted Dreams features a cast that includes: All My Children veterans Alicia Minshew, Walt Willey, Michael Lowry, Bobbie Eakes, Terri Ivens and the late Larkin Malloy, General Hospital’s Natalia Livingston, As the World Turns‘ Colleen Zenk, Austin Peck, Marnie Schulenburg and Kelley Menighan, Guiding Light’s Grant Aleksander, One Life to Live’s Ilene Kristen, Tonja Walker, Nathan Purdee and James DePaiva, Big Brother’s Jessie Godderz, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dina Manzo, and more.

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Cameron Mathison Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and Shares Heartfelt Message

One of our the best guys we know, Cameron Mathison (co-host, Home & Family and Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children), revealed over the last 24 hours that he has been diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma – kidney cancer, but treatment for him will be underway and the prognosis is good.

Cameron first shared the news on Monday’s Home & Family in a special announcement enlightening viewers on his health condition (watch video below) and later took to his Instagram and social media to share more details.   Of note: Mathison’s healthy lifestyle has indeed helped, and shown, that his cancer has not spread.

In addition, Mathison wrote: “About a month ago, I had an MRI for some gut issues I’ve been having, and during that MRI they fd a tumor on my right kidney. It’s consistent with Renal Cell Carcinoma … or kidney cancer. The good news is that it hasn’t spread to any other organs🙏🏼 They say my healthy lifestyle and diet has no doubt helped keep it from growing and spreading to other areas, as doctors think it’s been growing in me for minimum 10 years🙏🏼. I am extremely lucky that we found it early.” He thanked his doctor and his family, saying, “[wife] Vanessa, [kids] Lucas and Leila have been absolutely amazing with their love and support… as have my mom, dad, brother, and everyone at Home and Family, Hallmark, and ET❤️ My surgery is scheduled on September 12th, I was hoping to receive positive thoughts, prayers, or whatever you feel comfortable with, on 9/12 (my surgery is at 1pm PST) 🙏🏼.” He concluded, “Feeling very grateful and optimistic!”

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

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The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

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The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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