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TONIGHT: TOLN SOAPS Live with Michael Fairman & Special Guest All My Children EP, Ginger Smith!

It’s your opportunity tonight to ask questions and pose your thoughts and comments to All My Children’s executive producer Ginger Smith on the latest edition of TOLN Soaps Live with Michael Fairman on the Blog Talk Radio network beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST!

Many fans have been intrigued by the return of old favorites, the new characters, the moving of the story five years into the future from the ABC version, and what has been going down the scenes as the show ramps up to go back into production next month!   To call in and ask a question dial 1- 718- 664-9351

In addition, Michael will take your calls concerning the latest hot topics and storylines for both One Life to Live and All My Children and play his picks for The Power Moment of the Week on both soaps!  To log on to the show and listen live click here!

If you have any questions or comments for Ginger tonight, and cannot listen to the live show, leave then in the comment section and we will try to ask them on the live broadcast!

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Michael can you ask Ginger about the rationale for the headwriter change at AMC?

I have been so pleasantly surprised by Marlene McPherson’s work at AMC (and have been hearing some concerning things about Chip Hayes from some former AMC writers).

Michael: Please ask Ginger how the viewer ratings have changed since AMC and OLTL changed from 4 days to 2 days airings vs. all the weeks episodes being released each Monday. Has it been a positive effect for PP or are there still issues that need to be addressed and tried out to gain more viewers watching online?

I would love to know if we can expect more returns from veterans, and in particular, if the Kane women (Kendall and Bianca) will be back in the future. Those short two scenes with them where we learned that Kendall is very ill can’t be all there is!

I know the focus will (and should) be on the current show but if there is time I would love to hear Ginger talk a little bit about her history with AMC. She was there forever (until it moved to L.A) and has seen a lot of ups and downs.

What were her favorite and least favorite periods, regimes etc.

How did she feel when the show was moved to L.A. and away from her?


Could you ask Ginger about Agnes Nixon’s involvement? I know we’ve heard that she is working as story consultant (for both shows, I believe, but particularly All My Children,) but never any details on how active a role that actually is. There has been speculation among fans that some stories (like the almost gothic Celia and her “Guardian” story as well as the focus on young love triangles) seems in keeping with some of Nixon’s classic AMC.

Thanks so much!

Michael could you please ask Ginger does anyone in Pine Valley dine anywhere at
all other than Jane’s Coffee Shop where the town’s characters evidently go for Breakfast, lunch, a quick informal business meeting, a light dinner, a snack, or to meet for Coffee. In other words, any chance of a third set possibly being built in the future?

Johnny they also go, for more fancy meals, at The Pines (at least that’s what it’s called in the credits…) We’ve seen it a few times–no idea if it’s connected to the Pine Valley Inn, or not. 😛 Regardless, I get your point–I understand the use of less sets, but… Though for a while AMC on ABC was driving me crazy with everything being done at ConFusion or occasionally the odd yacht club.

Yes Eric you make a good point, for a while they were always at the Yact club and at ConFusion –
If you go to You Tube and watch the Tornado episodes from the late 90’s, the sets were so impressive and the show was so great. Now, on line, the show is a sad memory of what once was. The lack of sets to me, is apparent – I don’t wish to dwell on the negative but the glory days of AMC seem to be in the past. I sincerely wish that the show could bring back Higher production values. I don’t have a problem with the actors at all, they are doing their level best with not terribly compelling scripts nor sets to work with.

Would love to find out from Ms Smith, what is the biggest difference being involve in production in television broadcast and now with online broadcast. Are the expectations the same from the powers that be or do they differ? Is there more pressure online or in network tv for u to deliver?

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Chrishell Stause Stars in New Lifetime Thriller ‘You’re Not Supposed to Be Here’

Selling Sunset star and soap alum, Chrishell Stause (ex-AMC, DAYS, Y&R), will star in a new Lifetime thriller, You’re Not Supposed to Be Here dropping on  November 4th.

In the thriller, Stause, along with Diora Baird, play a lesbian couple, enjoying quality time together before the birth of their new baby in a remote mountain town. Zoe (Stause) is pregnant and along with Kennedy (Baird), are offered a break from their stressful lives when Kennedy’s boss gives them a key to a cabin in the woods. Watch out!

According to The Wrap, “When they arrive, they are met with less than welcoming arms, prompting Zoe to sound alarms of homophobia, which Kennedy attempts to tamper down. ”


The official loglines from Lifetime share on the story: “Just as the two let their guards down, their nightmare begins. They realize they are completely unprepared for what is in store, and that the townspeople want something the two have.”

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In real-life, Chrishell is currently married to Australian singer and rapper, G Flip. The two tied the knot in May of this year.  Formerly, Stause was married to This Is Us and ex-Y&R star, Justin Hartley (ex-Kevin, ex-Adam). Their marriage ended in 2019 and their divorce was finalized in 2021.

Stause has been featured in the current season of the reality/real estate series, Selling Sunset which streamed its sixth season on Netflix beginning in May. A seventh season is said to be on the way.

So, will you be checking out Chrishell’s new thriller on Lifetime? Comment below.

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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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