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TONIGHT: TOLN SOAPS Live with Michael Fairman & Special Guest OLTL's Robin Strasser!

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Tonight starting at 7PMPST/10PMEST, the second edition of the new Blog Talk Radio series, TOLN Soaps Live with Michael Fairman is back for another one hour live episode.

This week, the series welcomes Daytime Emmy winner, Robin Strasser (Dorian Cramer Lord) of One Life to Live for a very special and lively interview, plus Robin will be taking your calls and fielding your questions, too.

Michael and Robin will discuss the latest developments with All My Children and One Life to Live landing a television deal with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network, plus what’s next for Dorian in Llanview,  and much more!

To listen to the show live  click here!  The number to call-in to speak to Michael and Robin to pose a question or make a comment is: 1-718-664-9351

In addition, the broadcast will take a look at the latest storylines, “Power Moments of the Week” and more developments  from this this week’s All My Children and One Life to Live episodes and TOLN.

If you cannot call-in tonight, but would like to pose a question, you may leave it here in the comment section and we will try to ask it on-air!  We hope to hear from you!

 

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Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Great news. I love Robin.

Enza
Enza

I thought AMC EP Ginger Smith was supposed to be on as well? If she’s not going to be on I’m not going to be tuning in.

With Michael hosting this show each week I worry there’s going to be very little AMC content.

SteveS
SteveS

I thought Ginger Smith was going to be there, too.

cheryl
cheryl

Great! I’ll be tuning in! Very interested to hear what Robin will be able to share about what’s ahead for Dorian.

ricardo
ricardo

i love robin strasser. she is a wonderful actress. she is classy and sassy. very beautiful woman for her age. i always had a crush on robin strasser. tho im gay now. still love that woman.lol. im so happy that tuc watkins came out of the closet. we all knew he was gay. now he has twins. good for you tuc. love you too. you are one hot man.

Lin
Lin

This has not about the soaps but when you say , “We all knew he was gay..” who is we all? I don’t care what anyone’s orientation is, but just wondered.

ricardo
ricardo

Hi lin. i meant tmz soap opera digest and people magazine. there were rumors for years that tuc was in the closet. he had a boyfriend but they broke up on good terms. plus i got good gay dar. lol. i came out of the closet 2 years ago. i love tuc. he is a terrific actor.

Lin
Lin

Great show! I will miss it next week. Could you do it on Wednesday instead?

Jen
Jen

Awesome interview. I love that she like myself would love to have A Martinez back on the show. Pipe dream, but they had such potential.

diane
diane

Looking forward to Robin’s scenes with Ron Raines. Glad we have Viki/Dorian again!

susan M.
susan M.

When OLTL comes back from Hitaus in Aug. I hope the new writers change the theme song of OLTL. I feel no connection with the song to OLTL. Hearing it for a while and I still
don’t like it. I like theme song that OLTL had before they went off the T.V. That feels like more like OLTL song to me than the new one .

Derek
Derek

Will you be having a show on July 4th?

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Network Exec, Angelica McDaniel On Y&R’s Staying Power: “We Have This Award-Winning, Ratings-Generating, Money-Making Show, And It Really Adds Value To CBS.”

This week, The Young and the Restless celebrated 30 years as the number-one rated daytime soap opera.  That is a streak of 1,560 weeks in the top spot.

Angelica McDaniel, executive vp daytime programs and syndicated program development at CBS, spoke to the Hollywood Reporter on what has made this remarkable run; attributing it to strong storytelling and a cast that includes several beloved veterans who have been around the entire time.

The executive noted that while other soaps over the years have fallen by the wayside, and even though we are down to only four surviving network soap operas, that Y&R will be around with no end in sight.

McDaniel stated, “We have this award-winning, ratings-generating, money-making show, and it really adds value to CBS. We expect it be a part of our lineup in the future.”

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She also added, “The Young and the Restless has some of the best actors in the industry — not in soaps, not in daytime, but in television. We have iconic, legacy characters that have been on our show for decades. Melody Thomas Scott will be celebrating her 40th year on the show in February. Peter Bergman just reached his 30th anniversary in November. Eric Braeden started in 1980. We just have an incredible arsenal of actors who are so talented and play these characters so well that you don’t even realize they’re characters. They become people who are part of your life, part of your daily existence.”

As for the continual investment and ways the audience watches the show on various platforms, McDaniel expresed: “The great thing about daytime television is we have loyal, passionate viewers, and they really like to tune in day and date. They want to stick with their stories and see what’s happening today. … Having said that, The Young and the Restless is also one of the top streamed shows on CBS.com. As trends evolve, we are where our viewers are, and we’re making shows readily accessible so they can get their fix and follow their stories.”

So, what do you think about Y&R? Will it remain if and when all other soaps have come to theirconclusion? Do you think it will continue on for years to come, given its position at number #1? Comment below!

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Jacob Young Offers Up Thoughts On Rick and Maya’s Split On The Bold and the Beautiful

As fans of CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful know, Daytime Emmy-winner Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) has been off the canvas for some time, and the actor had gone on recurring status with the series.

Young has been busy with other projects involving acting roles, his You Tube show, and music career, but certainly is open to a return to the soap opera.

But after the cover of this week’s Soap Opera Digest hit newsstands; which indicates that Rick and Maya have split with the return on-air of Karla Mosley (Maya) (who had been off the show for maternity leave), it clearly looks like the show is moving in a different direction.

Jacob took to Twitter to offer up his feelings on the matter tweeting: “I for one am incredibly sad and disappointed. Rick and Maya have split. (Love that would never die) I loved working with Karla Mosley.  it has been the highlight of my 21 year career in daytime. TRUST ME when I say your opinion matters.”

Since that posting, fans of the couple known as #Raya, have been voicing their thoughts and sharing photos of the on-screen duo.  Young responded to one in particular saying, “Who remembers this? Gosh, I miss Maya.”  In it,the posting read: “This is heartbreaking, Raya was the only example of what true love looks like on that soap!”

Previously, B&B has told the emotional and socially-relevant love story of a transgender woman falling in love with one of the men of the wealthy and renowned Forrester family.

So, what do you think of Jacob’s comments?  Do you want Rick back on the canvas?  What should then happen next for Maya with no Rick?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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‘Downton Abbey’ The Movie Releases Its First Trailer

Now here’s a huge teaser that will get you wanting to see more!  Those of us who loved the British period soap opera, Downton Abbey, which came to a conclusion after its sixth season on PBS here in the United States, will finally get their wish when the film version hits in 2019.

As previously reported, the series executive producer Gareth Naeme said about the film,  “We aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Look for the film to land in movie theatres on Friday, September 20th, 2019, with it debuting internationally the week prior on Friday, September 13th.

Most of the cast is intact including: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

Julian Fellowes once again writes the script for the film for the characters he created for the TV series.

Now check out the first trailer below, when just hearing that memorable opening theme song, it brought us back to the drama and the romance of Downton Abbey.

Let us know if you are thrilled to know that the movie is set for release …. and if you are looking forward to seeing what happens to the Crawleys and others in the next chapter of their story when the movie comes your way via the comment section below.

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