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TONIGHT: TOLN SOAPS Live with Michael Fairman with Special Guest, Jeff Kwatinetz – 7PMPST/10PMEST!

Tonight June 20th on the Blog Talk Radio Network, TOLN launches their premiere episode of their new weekly Internet talk series TOLN SOAPS Live with Michael Fairman!  The first guest will be Prospect Park’s CEO Jeff Kwatinetz who will take listeners calls, and talk about the latest developments behind the scenes with All My Children and One Life to Live and much more!

The new 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 by logging on to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tolnsoaps. Each live episode is also available as a downloadable podcast, via blogtalkradio.com and iTunes.  To call in and ask a question tonight to Jeff Kwatinetz and Michael Fairman, you can dial in at 1-718 -664-9351!

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.

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 AMC and OLTL,  plus other special audio content throughout the show.

Will you be listening to tonight’s premiere?  Do you have a question you would like to pose to Jeff Kwatinetz that we could potentially pose on the air to him?  If so, let us know in the comment section below!

 

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Annie
Annie

I will definitely be listening, because TOLN/Prospect Park has been listening to the fans by bringing back OLTL! Now that even more people are late in joining the revival party, and viewers are getting caught up and learning to use Hulu or iTunes, will you eventually go to more weekly episodes, or making the shows longer?

Linda
Linda

It wont bother me if swearwords are eliminated. A couple of hell or damn words an episode are not too offensive. However, I feel that since PP is trying to get new younger viewers they can clean up some of the sex scenes such as Pete and Colby in bed. Also, some of the younger characters on OLTL like Matthew and Dani are becoming mouthy spoiled brats.

su0000
su0000

Perhaps you not ready for the internet media 🙂

jimh
jimh

Obviously people with good taste win here…cussing too much didnt make the shows real…soaps, like i said b4 were and never will be real…long lost children show up and their mommies dont remember they were ever pregnant, characters come back from the dead, no one really has finacial troubles…where are the poor people in these towns…everyone finds nice furnished apartments and wear the finest clothes, and are lucky to get great jobs without any training, people like Victor get reconstruction surgery without scars, no one dies from gunshot wounds years later like some people really do…teens dont get acne, they wear the best clothes and are rarely scene working…i could go on…soaps are far from real…want reality and cussing then why not hang in a bar! Like people who are stuck in the 1950s and should watch ‘Leave it to Beaver’ you dont have to watch the new and improved reboots of oltl and amc…im sure there are other gutter minded trash shows online for you to watch. Anyway, if this move attracts more viewers and brings these shows greater success wouldnt you want that? Im not trying to be mean here…im just believe this will get more people to watch and help keep them on the air. Dallas reboot on cable is popular without all that and these could be too.

Johnny
Johnny

I agree with Linda and with many others – listen, I’m a guy, when I’m driving my car and someone Cuts me off, trust me, I don’t say, “golly, that driver cut right in front of me”, no, I spew out some words that would make a Sailor blush. But the point is, and both Linda and jimh have already stated this, the soaps aren’t supposed to be “real life”, they’re supposed to be soaps. I don’t have kids, but if I did I would want them watching something that set “some” kind of an example to emulate. So, I am glad that they are cleaning up the language – points can be made without resorting to foul language and without scenes depicting oral sex – when it comes to sexiness, sometimes, less is more. If a character says “hell” or “damn” that doesn’t phase me, or I dare say, doesn’t phase most of us. It also depends on the type of character involved, and the tension of the scene. I think what most viewers object to is when the characters use foul language conversationally, for no reason at all except it is the Internet and “they can”. I think they need to concentrate on stronger storylines and better writing, and keep the bad language to a minimum – and groaning sex scenes do not a successful soap make.

su0000
su0000

I would like you to ask Jeff;
Why he bowed to the Bloomer Brigade who faint over a couple of cuss words, that in fact, made the revised soap touch reality, being true to the real world, and why he is bringing them back to boring unrealistic network tv restricted soaps..
I am not happy he caved in .. Shame on Jeff..

jimh
jimh

If they were so boring and unrealistic on the network, why did you even watch? ive read your past comments how good gh is with Franco ect. and they dont have all that extra cussing and sex…so why cant amc and oltl be just as good without it?

su0000
su0000

AMC and OL will always be good/great, but- because these are now internet soaps and have a change to make it into this era of media after 50 yrs of censoring, I liked the change of bringing them to reality, the real world not a pretending, not near reality, soap world…..
I like the internet soaps because PP was not censoring the internet soaps ..
The cussing was not all that much and it brought reality, real life, into the soaps..
I was happy the 2 soaps had evolved and were not like the restricted censored network tv soaps..
The soaps were so real to life, fresh, relating to our world, and now some puritans are forcing PP to take the soaps back to were they were since the 70’s (no wonder they soaps are dying, they do not move into the 21st century viewing and that is worrisome especially when on the internet those viewers expect more than daytime censored viewing..

the cussing and sex, sex? was near absent, and cussing was nothing much..
Nobody was yelling – f-you, f-that, what the f and could list some real profanity words that were never said.. the words that were said are not even censored words on night time tv, cable etc. only the f word, and we all know it when said anyways lol censoring only takes the k off ..
It was used twice and when Tea used it she was upset and mad as hell, and the F word fit in beautifully in her heated anger.
I think PP will revert back, they are new age in their other shows..
Anyways.. always love for AMC and OL 🙂

jimh
jimh

It may seem im 100% against you but im not…ive said in the past i didnt mind some cussing but ‘shit’ was used like 6 times in the first episode and i think its overuse then turned off a lot of people…twice they might of overlooked…ive used the f word myself out of anger but i dont like using it, and i dont swear like i once did…i didnt have a spiritual awakening and i dont go to church every sunday…its just hearing it so often…imo…was unneccasary and sounded trashy! When im in a public place, especially where there are people with children i want to show them respect and not say something offensive they dont want to hear. i feel the same about the soaps: they dont have to eliminate every curse word…just not use them as much not to offend some people! i feel a lot of it could be overlooked with better storylines like Tuesdays episode was the best so far…imo…there are times i disagree with you, and there are times i like your comments…the ones with no cursing…lol…but there are one thing that we do mutually agree on no matter what and thats keeping our soaps on the air and in the end that is all that really matters.(by the way i witnessed someone get in a fight over someone saying the fbomb and that person ended up in the hospital…sometimes its better to talk with a less pouty mouth!)

su0000
su0000

hi

”(by the way i witnessed someone get in a fight over someone saying the fbomb and that person ended up in the hospital…sometimes its better to talk with a less pouty mouth!)”

lol i guess that the F word was personal and not just a ”where in F did my $2,000 go!!!
🙂

dave steele
dave steele

hula did a promo for next Tuesdays episode and everthing was for july 2 the spoilers for june 25 were completely diferent ask them whats happening its like they dumped the july 25 episode and replaced it with july 2 episode the preview scenes at the end of todays episode were for the june 25 spoilers whats going on

todd
todd

I was disappointed that the topic of the shows only airing for 1 hour a week didn’t come up. Having OLTL on only Tues and Thurs has taken all of the fun out of the show for me. Between Thursday and Tuesday there is no cliffhanger that keeps you caring about what happens next. The More episodes are now completely useless. Who can’t keep up with 1 hour a week. I pray that Prospect Park comes to their senses and airs both shows Mon, Wed, Fri…..then have the More episode on Sunday….to get viewers excited for the next day. The way it is now is not working. I actually forget to watch OLTL now…..and find myself not caring.

Johnny
Johnny

Todd you bring up a good point, why in the World do we need a “catch up” show called “More” when they only give us two episodes – these Friday shows are just useless “filler” really –

Tali (not Smith)
Tali (not Smith)

Really enjoyed last nights show. Fun and informative. Jeff Kwantinetz was candid, cool and communicated his great love for the shows that he sees as art. I have to agree, and also a big yes to trusting your creative team! He has every reason to feel proud of the effort, the shows are fantastic.

Annick
Annick

Man, too bad this show was done the same night as Game 7, NBA Finals cuz I was Miami bound. Will wait for the EP Jennifer Pepperman live talk to ask my questions. Did listen and it was very informative, good job.

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Justin Hartley, Judith Light, Finn Wittrock Score 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Nominations

This morning, nominations were announced in the fields of motion picture and television for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards given out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.  The kudofest will be held on January 13th on the CW airing at 7PMET/PT.

Leading the pack in the TV field was the final season of The Americans and limited series Escape at Dannemora and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story with five nominations.

This Is Us as with the Golden Globes did not come up with a Drama Series nod, however at the Critics’ Choice Awards two if its stars:  Milo Ventimiglia and Justin Hartley were nominated.

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For Hartley, the former Y&R star received an nod in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category,  While Ventimigilia, who plays Justin’s on-screen dad, is vying the Lead Actor Drama category.

Judith Light, the former two-time Daytime Emmy winner from One Life to Live, received a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television category for her performance in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

While yet, another former daytime, Finn Wittrock (Ex-All My Children) in the Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television category also for “Versace”.

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To view the complete list in all motion picture and TV categories click here.

Now, let us know if you are happy to hear that Justin, Judith, and Finn received nominations for their work? Comment below!

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Former Executive Producer & Director of All My Children, Jorn Winther Dead Following Two-Vehicle Collision

Very sad news to report.  Renowned director, Jorn Winther, who served as executive producer and director at All My Children has died at the age of 88.

Winther was actually killed on November 9th when in an automobile accident in front of Palm Desert High School outside Palm Springs.

According to the Desert Sun, “Jorn was killed in a two-vehicle collision at Cook Street and Santa Fe Trail in Palm Desert. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle was moving south on Cook Street when its driver suddenly entered the northbound lanes and collided with an oncoming vehicle,  Winther was pronounced dead shortly after noon Friday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office. His wife of 31 years, Claire Winther, confirmed that her husband drove the vehicle that entered oncoming traffic. Why he did so remains a mystery.”

The famous director was best known for for the landmark David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews in 1977,  The Sonny & Cher Hour, and was also known for producing rock performances for TV including: California Jam II, featuring performances by Aerosmith, Foreigner, Heart, Santana and more.

In the world of soaps, Jorn had been the EP and director for ABC”s All My Children for five and half years, and had been with the series from 1981 to 2005.  He also directed on: One Life to Live, Generations, Santa Barbara and Rituals.

Born in Denmark, Winther studied speech and drama at the University of Copenhagen and continued his education at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, where his mother had danced as a prima ballerina. He also studied at the Stratford Shakespearean Theater in Ontario, Canada, and at Stanford.

Most recently, Winther directed and produced the independent film Do It or Die!, about the 1979 kidnapping of socialite Elaine Chaddick. It screened at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Winther’s daughter, Lisa has been a stage manager on the soaps most recently working at The Bold and the Beautiful.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Jorn Winther as we offer our thoughts, condolences, and prayers to his family, via the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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