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TV Guide Posts Sexiest Soap Stars Volume II Gallery The People's Choice! – Did Your Faves Make The Grade?

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Remember a few weeks ago we posted a link and a news post to TV Guide’s Sexiest Soap Stars Photo Gallery? After our soapers scrolled through their choices and the images, many were quite displeased that some of their choices were so off the mark, and that TVG left out some very obvious and popular sexiness on daytime!  We would like to think that TVG checked out your thoughts in our original post, which got them to thinking, “Hmmm.  Maybe we need to post another gallery based on the fans picks?”  Well without further ado, today TV Guide has posted a second gallery of Sexiest Soap Stars called  “User’s Choice”.

Some of those that now have made the hot, hot, hot grade included: General Hospital’s Brandon Barash, Laura Wright, Lisa LoCicero, Ingo Rademacher, Sean Kanan, Michael Easton, Florencia Lozano, and Scott Reeves.  From Days of our Lives, Shawn Christina, Camila Banus, Drake Hogestyn,  and from The Young and the Restless’ Billy Miller, Amelia Heinle, Michael Muhney, Eric Braeden  and Michelle Stafford. The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Adam Gregory, Jacob Young, and Brandon Beemer.

Take a look through the new gallery and let us know, did you favorites now make the list? Is this a better gallery than the previous choices?  And, who is still missing and left off the hotness list?

 

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Chris
Chris

They left out Kassie DePaiva from OLTL and GH on the list!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Glaring omission.

Christine
Christine

Oh this is MUCH better. The ones I mentioned that were not on the list before – Billy Miller, Michelle Stafford, Laura Wright, Amelia Heinle, are on it this time. Plus many many more DESERVING actors.

Just goes to show you that the VIEWERS get it right!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I love Billy Miller. So cute, and a good actor to boot!

Carol
Carol

Eric BRAEDEN! Are you NUTS! The old geezer shouldn’t be on the twenty warm bodies list.

Christine
Christine

Maybe not sexy to you, but there are viewers who think he still has it and that is why he was on the list.

I think this list is more fair because it includes those over 40 and I didn’t see much of that on the first one.

Sophie
Sophie

Missing my gorgeous Katherine Kelly Lang on that list!!!!

Sara
Sara

So happy to see Billy and Amelia on this list. 2 very sexy stars!

stephanie
stephanie

Jessica Collins (Avery) should of been on the list.

RobertC
RobertC

Yeah i agree she should be on the list and take Michelle Stafford off of the list.

susan M.
susan M.

I know Steve Burton isn’t on Gh anymore but, he should have been included!

heidi
heidi

Agreed!

Christy
Christy

yeah, steve burton and maurice (sonny) are a def miss!

and where is Roger Howarth! I thought since they had Easton and Lazono (? — Tea) next to each other they would have had Kassie, Laura and Roger near each other…

yeah, there were many missed people and many just plain misses ( –people I wouldn’t think would be on the Sexy list…. favorites ok, but sexy?)

Alley
Alley

Scott Reeves? No. Just no.

Robyn
Robyn

I’m thrilled Freddie Smith is on this list. I just can’t believe that he was the reader’s choice and not TV Guide’s. They really need to redefine their definition of sexy because he is scorching hot!!

bc
bc

Is tv guide riding on the coattails of people magazine’s sexiest man alive issue? it’s sad that soaps have such a white centric definition of beauty but then again they parallel primetime and film’s limited definition. of course they put hemsworth even if he looks like stinky wrestler bec he’s popular. he was a nobody but still got launched as the lead of summer movie franchise thor. people of course was going to include an openly gay guy and naturally it’d be bomer. how pathetic that denzel is still people’s token racial minority?! it’s kinda odd that channing potatum is their number 1 guy. jeremy lin has a background tailor made for this people’s list. he conquered media capital manhattan w/ his transcendence as an athlete to a global icon. he went from unknown d leaguer to the savior of the knicks. he’s humble. he’s from harvard. and he’s cute too otherwise he wouldn’t be on the cover of gq’s november issue. the people sexiest man list is determined by popularity and lin definitely had a larger year than channing potatum. but hollywood’s gotta guard the cultural definition of beauty and maintain the status quo that a white establishment can only be deemed “sexiest”. typical hollywood racism.

sam moon
sam moon

Adam Gregory of the B&B is the hottest guy on earth! what an amazing body…

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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.

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,

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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George R. R. Martin’s “Leak” Of New Hulu Series WILD CARDS Featuring Eden Riegel, Thorsten Kaye. and Greg Rikkart

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”

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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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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