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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.

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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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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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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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April Fool’s Day started off with a bang today when Eden Riegel (Ex-Bianca, AMC) posted a photo of herself with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (Ex-Leo, DAYS)  in a very intriguing image.  See above pic!  As it turns out, it’s said to be from behind the scenes from some leaked footage of the upcoming Hulu series, Wild Cards.

The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

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Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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