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Where To Find The Stars Of AMC & OLTL On TV Promoting Premiere Episode!

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Starting today many of your favorites from One Life to Live and All My Children will be on a full court press promotional tour on many popular television shows and networks to get you revved up for Monday’s online premiere of the return of these two iconic soaps.

First up this morning on ABC’s The View, when the ladies of the panel welcome One Life’s Erika Slezak and AMC’s Thorsten Kaye and Vincent Irizarry at 11AMEST/10AMCST/PST.  Then tonight, BRAVO’s Watch What Happens Live has AMC’s Darnell Williams as special guest at 11PMEST!

On Friday, April 26th, NBC’s The Today Show will feature OLTL’s Erika Slezak and AMC’s Julia Barr at 9:30AMEST/8:30AMPST/CST!  On Saturday look for special soap guests on Access Hollywood. Make sure to check local listings for time in  your area.

For more on One Life’s new bartender, reality star JWOWW, check out MTV Hits and mtvU for news pieces and segments on her debut in Llanview. Check local listings.

Finally, on Monday, One Life to Live’s Tuc Watkins will help cook up a storm on ABC’s The Chew at 1PMEST/12PMPST/CST.

So soapers, what do you think of the promotional line-up for One Life and AMC’s return? Will you be watching?  Let us know!

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jimh
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jimh

Why on ABC talk shows…fans and actors complain about talk shows replacing soaps but then hypocrite actors appear on them and the hypocrite fans who claim to ban watching talk will turnaround and watch using excuses that they are supporting the actor on them? Im not going to stop watching any network…all shows get cancelled on any network and so will online shows. Besides AMC and OLTL had amazing long network runs and there were other cancelled soaps that never lasted as long: Another World, The Doctors, Ryans Hope, Passions, Santa Barbara and Edge of Night. We all want shows… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Try reading the lawsuit you would understand why ABC is doing that!!! Stop calling ppl hypocrites when all you do is look like an Uninformed fool! BTW Jim maybe if the fans of those shows stood up and did what WE did they might still have their shows! Jim you really need to quit with the “Older ppl don’t know how or they don’t have internet” Most older ppl do KNOW how to use the internet to keep in contact with Family that lives elsewhere! If they go on cable at sometime in the future GREAT if NOT that is… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

Some of us did try to save those shows to no avail…if most of us had internet back then it might have helped. And i wasnt talking about all older people…i was talking about those who dont have internet who still would like to watch these shows but cant…and i have nothing against watching these shows on the internent…my suggestion to hopefully get a cable channel to air the soaps as well, ive contacted several, which if works out could help PP even more in the long run.

jimh
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jimh

I would like to watch these shows just like you can but unfortunately my browsers too old, i cant afford to change my computer, and it doesnt support hulu. Im disabled, and i cant go do bowling or golf, and thats why i stay home much of my life watching these soaps and i hated to see them cancelled. I wasnt saying they shouldnt be on the internet…i was suggesting more possible outlets for people like me to enjoy them. Ive mailed out a half dozen letters to different cable places hoping to convince them to air repeats shortly after… Read more »

clh
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clh

Actors sign contracts and they include promoting the show that pays them, no matter what the venue. I don’t blame the actors for appearing, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be watching those shows.

ABC is only doing it because of the lawsuit anyway and I’m sure they will do as little advertising as they can get away with.

C
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C

Because why not promote the show on any venue they can?

And I hate the complaint “They should have put it on a cable network!”. Obviously a cable network wasn’t interested. So in a choice between the soaps on the Internet and no soaps, I vote Internet.

jimh
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jimh

This wasnt a complaint…i wasnt saying it should be on cable and not the internet…i was suggesting cable also carry the show for those who cant watch on internet for whatever reason. The more outlets the better. Im writing to cable stations to see about them airing the repeats shortly after airing on the internet. So whats wrong with wanting more outlets for these shows!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I am one of those boycotting abc/d. I don’t watch those other shows even when my soap stars are on. That is my choice. I don’t fault anyone else for choosing a different boycott strategy. I don’t fault you for not boycotting at all. I am glad you ‘moved on’ from these shows. I chose to fight and am going to enjoy their return. PP is trying to find a cable channel that will air them…maybe you know someone who owns one that will do this? And there are many older soap fans who know how to use the computer… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

I wasnt griping…i was trying to make suggestions to help those who cant watch on the internet…i am one of them. My browser is too old to support certain things like hulu! And ive written to several cable stations hoping to convince them to carry these shows for some of us not lucky like you who can watch on the internet! I cant afford to update my computer…i just dont have the spare cash…im not young anymore and unfortunatly disabled…i miss these damn shows just as much as you and anybody else and i keep working on ways to increase… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

P.S. i wasnt talking about moving on from OLTL or AMC but the shows that got cancelled and werent given a second chance no matter how much we tried to keep them on the air!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Okay Jim, thanks for responding.

You say your ‘browser’ is too old. What do you mean by that? Are you talking about internet explorer?

Suri
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Suri

Jim – You’re right, many of us have fought to get these shows back. But we DID win. We wanted them back in any format and we got it. We’ve been fighting for 2 years and were well aware of (and happy with) the possibility of these shows going online. A cable channel can’t just air repeats. They have to pay PP in order to do so. Considering no cable channel wanted these shows to begin with (yes, they were all asked/begged), I doubt it’s going to happen unless these shows are very successful. The problem is these shows were… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

Thanks 4 reply. Cable comes with my rent fee and if cable goes up so does my rent…internet i pay extra for thats not included in rent, and my internet charge has gone up as well. Hopefully when i renew my lease agreement in 2015…i just signed a 2 year one in Jan. ill be able to work out some changes with my landlord!

michael
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michael

To Jimh,

I read your comment about your browser not supporting Hulu- this is likely due to a plug in within the browser. Try downloading ” Google Chrome” or “Mozilla Firefox”. Just type in the name of one of these browsers in a search, both are free downloads. You can use any of the browsers for the internet. All you need to do is follow the prompts during the download. Hope this helps!

Annick
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Annick

Good line up. Will watch them and will get the word out to family, friends, and colleagues to make sure they get the word out.

Jody
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Jody

Thanks for the update, Michael, so we can set our DVR’s. wondering why the national promos have not surfaced on the major networks; only on CW, etc…….anyone know? Or did ABC (or the others for that matter) put the Cabash on promoting soaps elsewhere?

I am still running into people who have NO idea this is happening……

vik
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vik

I actually saw a promo for the new soaps on ABC DISNEYS SOAPNET this a.m.
wondered why it was on there, of all places, and why at this last minute?

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

OH MY! I hope you are telling everyone who doesn’t know!

BTripp
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BTripp

They are pulling out all the stops to make sure these shows do well! I think they are very smart on everything they are doing.

ladylove
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ladylove

HOW come we got nothing from the amc and oltl party i looked at this site son soc sod and i got nothing only we love soaps that i saw something on with less than 4 days to go i think the soap websites should have been all over this it was a big night and we got nothing.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I completely agree Ladylove! I just said that to a friend of mine on how these sites including this one have nothing about the last 4 days before the airing of these 2 BELOVED and ICONIC shows! You think they would be all over this but I guess if it is not about GH it’s no big deal!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I will look again, because I thought I saw some….

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

I did see one today that has an actual countdown clock, Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, It was cool!

Tina
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Tina

I have read so much stuff from all soap sites and bloggers about the premiere party that I feel I was there. I will be watching the view and the today show.

Joe
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Joe

I CANNOT believe they are going on The Chew! WTF! Doesn’t anyone else see this as WRONG!

Nancy
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Nancy

This woman is repulsive to look at. Fake boobs fake eyelashes fake everything. How she can pose with Erika is beyond me.

Carlene
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Carlene

I’m confused as to why ABC is having any of the soap stars on their shows. Especially the Chew which replaced AMC. I won’t be watching The View or the Chew because I have banned ABC. I will, however, catch all the other network shows. I can’t wait for Monday! Hulu here I come.

Tali
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Tali

Well, I just watched the View for them, but don’t watch the show otherwise. ABC is promoting these Online versions as they get a piece of the pie. As far as Tuc Watkins being on The Chew – there’s no way in hell I’d watch that, but I know he has to it’s part of his job. Bring them on – can’t wait til Monday!!

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

Watch all but the Chew. Never have & never will. Thank you Michael. Some of this I had not heard. I saw Erika-you know she is my favorite-on The View. I broke my pledge not to watch ABC except GH. Nothing can keep me from watching Erika. Again thank you for the info,

susan M.
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susan M.

I won’t be watching Tuc Watkins on The Chew Mon. Never watch it at all and I am Not starting to not even just once! Everything else I will view…

lois
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lois

i do not understand the actors…going onto shows on ABC when this company was responsible for the demise of AMC & OLTL….I am still boycotting the replacement shows that ABC put on in place of these soaps. ABC has screwed the loyal viewers of the soaps & now some of the actors r going to do these shows, like the Chew. I am not impressed by the thought process some of the soap stars r showing…why would u help out ABC….the actors should NEVER APPEAR ON ANY ABC PROGRAMMING, ESPECIALLY THE SHOWS THAT TOOK THEIR PLACE ON THE DAYTIME ABC… Read more »

Suri
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Suri

It isn’t up to the actors which media outlets are used to promote the shows. They have no say in that. Also, it’s been the ABC viewers who have supported them for all these years. Why wouldn’t they want to tell them the shows live on and have moved to a new home since it’s that EXACT audience that watched them for over 20 years?

William
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William

Don’t you just find it funny they don’t have anyone from AMC on the Chew? I mean imagine how awkward that would be.

Anne
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Anne

So excited for Monday, love the Pr but sorry, WILL NOT EVER, EVER, watch Tthe Choke & Puke cooking show.

Rose S
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Rose S

Won’t watch the Chew interview, sorry one of the reason our soaps are gone.. Can’t wait for 12:00 Monday to watch the shows.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Thanks for keeping us informed Michael! Glad to know TV Guide is behind this venture and helping get the word out too!

Can’t wait for Monday!!!!!

Mary
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Mary

I can only say I can’t wait till Monday!!!! So excited and happy. Hopefully they will do awesome online and in time be picked up by a station and back in our homes for 2 hours everyday!

heidi
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heidi

For anyone who has a slow internet connection or who’s computer and or operating system/browsers or etc. cause them not to be able to watch these show… please check your libraries. They usually all have computers and you can use headsets and they may have sufficient bandwith to see the shows on Hulu. Remember on Hulu you can watch them whenever. Head there any day of the week and catch up on them. Maybe there will be some viewing parties in various cities,,, people could meet-up and watch together. Also there might be some internet cafes that the shows could… Read more »

Chaz
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Chaz

Personally, I think it is brilliant having some of the actors appear on ABC shows. It helps reinforce what a stupid move it was by the network to cancel the shows in the first place. Whether or not ABC profits monetarily from these appearances is small potatoes compared to reaching potential viewers and helping build an audience for both shows. THAT will keep them filming and alive. I don’t normally watch The View, I am not home at the time it airs, but did record it. I watched the segment and then turned it off. Erika Slezak looks fabulous. Dare… Read more »

Sharonb
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Sharonb

There seems to be alot of interest in the OLTL and AMC’s new start and new format. Please people quit your bashing of ABC/D and be glad 2 of your beloved Daytime programs are returning at all. ABC/D started the mess but may reconsider if there is enough viewers. The number of viewers was not the problem it was that certain People at ABC in the Executive role (If I remember correctly) did not want to do “Soaps”. Actors have to do what they have to do in promoting even if it is on a program that ABC/D re[laced them… Read more »

debbie hacker
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debbie hacker

what time will they be on?

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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Eva LaRue Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

During former All My Children, B&B and GH star, Jacob Young’s podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young, he welcomed his good friend and former Pine Valley cast mate, Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC, and Celeste, Y&R).

At the very top of the episode, LaRue revealed she and her daughter Kaya tested positive for Covid-19.  She shared, “We thought we had dodged a bullet, but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive.”

“Oddly enough,” she goes on to say, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster underneath the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders.”  Eva added, “Nobody knows which one they are. Are they someone who’s going to survive it or succumb to it? Or have residual effects? All we can do is pray for the best.”

 

However, LaRue has been trying alternative methods of helping her with Covid-19 via IV treatments.  “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time, and I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine, I love Western medicine… but integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand, in my opinion. Because, I just feel like, we need to open our minds to what is new and what is out there.”   So because of that, Eva has chosen to receive these treatments to hopefully starve off any long term effects of Covid.

In addition, Eva told Young she has hopes for the new primetime All My Children reboot that is in the works:  “I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be doing something with this new Pine Valley show.”   Remember, the Santos family and the Kanes are said to be the epicenter of the revival, so perhaps LaRue will be a guest-star on it, since she is also close friends with two of the EP’s, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC)!

Send your well-wishes to Eva and her daughter, Kaya and let us know would you love to see LaRue on the ‘Pine Valley’ primetime reboot?  Comment below.

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All My Children Primetime Reboot “Pine Valley” in the Works at ABC from Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos and Andrew Stearn

Huge news that could bring back a new updated version of daytime’s All My Children to primetime!

ABC is eyeing a revival of Agnes Nixon’s long-running beloved series that ran for 41 years on the network and then saw an online reboot from Prospect Park that lasted only one season.

According to Deadline, former AMC stars Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) will executive produce along with Andrew Stearn and Agnes Nixon’s son, Robert Nixon.

 

The series is currently in the early stages of development, but what has been revealed is: the reboot will be written/executive produced by Leo Richardson (Katy Keene, Star), and it will center on a young journalist with a secret agenda who comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families. The series explores all the secrets that come with the Kane and Santos family names.

In the new incarnation, Pine Valley, will feature a new generation of characters and some old favorites.  As of this moment, no original cast members have deals, but the plan would be to have them make appearances, plus Ripa and Consuelos could also make a cameo.  Of course, many are already pondering if Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) might actually be a mainstay on the new primetime series; since the Kanes are one of the core families in the reboot.

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Pine Valley plans to continue the original series’ tradition of tackling difficult social issues of our time and being inclusive, which the show was known for under the iconic Agnes Nixon’s storytelling.

Of note is that Stearn is also a lifelong fan of AMC and has been the driving force behind the reboot.  In fact when he was deciding between ABC Signature and one other studio for an overall deal, he chose ABC Signature because it was going to allow him to pursue his dream of rebooting All My Children.  It was then he started tracking down the rights to the soap.  As soap fans know, the rights to AMC reverted back to ABC after Prospect Park’s online version fell apart.

Later, after meeting with a number of writers to helm Pine Valley, Stearn went with Richardson, who had worked on the British soap EastEnders in his native Britain. Stearn also got on board the estate of Agnes Nixon, with son Robert Nixon joining the project as an executive producer.

So what do you think of “Pine Valley”, the All My Children primetime reboot being in development?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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