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Why All My Children and One Life to Live Ads Won't Run On ABC, NBC or CBS!

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Prospect Park and The Online Network are forging new territory these days with the upcoming launch and premiere of the updated revivals of All My Children and One Life to Live which starts this coming Monday, April 29th.  However, according to The Hollywood Reporter and sources, don’t look for any AMC and OLTL to get any support or play from the major television networks and especially in the daytime day-part of the soap genre, either!

According to The Hollywood Reporter article, “CBS, which has run ads for digital outlets Netflix and Hulu (which is distributing the revived soaps), declined comment. But a source tells THR the network views the digital re-launch as a direct competitor to its popular daytime dramas, including The Bold and the Beautiful.

NBC also declined to comment as did Prospect Park.  However, a source says NBC refused to carry ads during its only remaining daytime soap, Days of Our Lives. The network was open to primetime spots, which Prospect Park declined to pursue. NBC did, however, sell ads on several of its cable networks.

Now the big one GH and ABC!  ABC sources say the network was willing to accept ads within GH  because of the licensing relationship, but on April 17 when Prospect submitted an ad for OLTL that included Howarth prominently, ABC refused it — on the grounds that it would confuse the audience.  Prospect, after spending considerable time preparing the ad, balked at making changes shortly before it was to run. They did not want to take Howarth out of the ad and, already upset about its dealings with ABC, filed suit the next day.”

Brad Adgate analyst for Horizon Media related to THR : “The overriding reason to refuse is if they think it’s a threat or something that’s going to siphon off viewers from them, then they don’t think whatever they charge them would be worth it ”

Apparently as THR reports:  “The CW Network did accept ads for the online soaps, which began running in such shows as Hart of Dixie and 90210 last week. Fox, according to a source, also was open to running the ads, but Prospect Park decided against running ads there because the network has only primetime programming and no history with soap operas. ”  However as fans have seen, ads for Prospect Park’s reboot of the iconic soaps are running on several cable networks and on social media.

Watch below a 30-second spot promo for AMC and OLTL!  What do you think about the major network’s not wanting to run ads to support AMC and OLTL online?  Do you think its all’s fair in love in war in the spirit of competition? Or, do you think it would be better if the soap genre all supported one another in this day and age of converging media?  Weigh-in!

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  1. Glenn Beck

    April 27, 2013 at 8:03 am

    This is so selfish of the networks but I am not surprised! I will still be watching Y-R and Days as well as GH. I don’t plan to stop viewing them because these wonderful shows are back. I am just going to ad them back into my viewing schedule. And truthfully with the new online versions that will be much easier!! Prospect Park is forging ahead and as I fan I will support them any way I can!!

  2. Rose S

    April 27, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Can’t wait. I think ABC is afraid of the fall out. They really messed up when they cancelled these two shows, and would “have egg on their face” to now advertise them and watch as the shows absolutely take off!! It’s going to be an adjustment for sure, but I for one have no doubt that this will be an amazing journey as OLTL and AMC return, survive and become even more popular than before!!! ABC you lose. The fan’s never gave up and thank you Prospect Park for giving the fans what we want.
    Monday 4/29!!!!

    • Patrick

      April 27, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      you know…. “judging” from the previews… resurgance… nuAMC and nuOLTL…. these soaps mind the same intrigue and capture…. our attention…. the actors don’t fade… it’s telling good story… and

      without fail… these two conglomerates… two entities will prevail.

      love for , already knew…. GOOD actors… and story to tune in….

      i love this stuff.

      so…. without fail….. sponsors know our thought processes… it’s the lil things… spending our energy and money on your product.

      i’ll be their… with… on day nu1.

  3. Pav

    April 27, 2013 at 8:07 am

    While I’m surprised at NBC and CBS for refusing the ads, I’m not at ABC. I wonder if they’re unpleasantly surprised that AMC and OLTL are a reality once more, and are trying to cover their rears. Or maybe they’re just as petulant as they seem.

    • Bo

      April 27, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      IMO the networks are all running scared and they have good reason to. This is a total game changer. There have been made for internet shows, but never before has such a huge institution like OLTL & AMC gone from a 40+ year run on network TV to the internet. The implications of this are huge, not just for them, but the future of network TV as we know it. I predict so many people will hit these sites on Monday they will crash. Let’s make it so. 😉

      • Joliefan forever

        April 28, 2013 at 8:04 am

        Ditto!! Completely agree!!

    • Patrick

      April 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      that’s emotional … just hearing… reality once more.

      Thanks.

  4. k/kay

    April 27, 2013 at 8:09 am

    So over the RH nonsense if OLTL depends solely on one character which I do not believe it does then they are done before they get started. PP you have other actors who have signed on for a year why use RH if he is not staying. My gosh the actor has moved on before and TSJ filled in quite nicely I am worn out with RH he is not the second coming.

    • Kim

      April 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      I wonder who will still be there after the first year contract as up…you never know what PP is up to or what the actors will do!

    • nancylp300

      April 27, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      ABC acts like they can’t live without RH, but that’s okay, he’s going to be staying on oltl as Todd. ABC is feeling the heat from PP and wants it to fail but I don’t think it’s going to.

    • Patrick

      April 27, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      Thank you…. ditto… I share your sentiment.

      after all… the bottom line in the beginning… these soaps generate their purpose….

      an audience and… damned those 18-49 tuned in? – LOL… I am around and spend my dollars…. rock on 50+…

      i’m over that.

      as for RH…. he’s an enervated actor…. from OLTL – to ATWT- to GH.

      and back where he belongs…. to OLTL… however… i agree… TSJ is even BETTER.
      his scenes and preview as Roger… are astounding. his and Vicki’s scenes are moving,

      when he returns to GH… that’s OK.

      you know… for what it’s worth… i get tired of hearing… and i stand for it… when it’s implied… generated that soaps are the lower echelon…. damned the rest of them…

      RH is doing his job. when you bear witness to him… it’s more than just his body… more than his mind… he’s there… and you think what if…. yikes….

  5. lisa

    April 27, 2013 at 8:17 am

    It doesn’t matter to me that they won’t run the ads – I’ve already seen one for the rebooted shows on Canadian TV – for FX Canada where I’ll be watching come Monday.

    BOOYAH !!

  6. Lin

    April 27, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I think the networks are being petty. Since OLTL and AMC will be available to watch anytime – day or night, they are not direct competition. I am sure that people will continue watching whatever soaps they currently watch and hopefully will also watch AMC and OLTL at their convenience. I think it behooves all the networks which carry soaps to help the genre. ABC has proven itself to be petty and nasty as with killing off 2 or 3 of OLTL’s characters without permission from Prospect Park.
    On another note- I hope PP ignores the previous deaths- they did not occur on OLTL and brings at least Hope back when it recasts Starr

    • Rachel

      April 27, 2013 at 11:40 am

      Yes, this. It’s crazy… and ABC saying that the audience would be confused about RH on both shows.. way to think your audience is stupid. RME.

      • Lin

        April 27, 2013 at 12:05 pm

        I agree. I mean people can be in a movie and on TV. People don’t say, “I don’t understand, he’s in a movie playing John Jones and on TV playing Bill Smith. IDuh I am so confused. It’s stupid. And I can not imagine these 3 actors playing all new characters this soon to when they were playing the AMC characters on GH. It will be weird. Especially for ME who already played 2 different characters. If he’s a vampire or that Clay guy- I will fast forward.

      • Christy

        April 27, 2013 at 2:35 pm

        boy I agree! unless you’ve been living under a rock you totally know what’s going on… and what about guest appearances on other shows, we understand an actor can be on more than one show at a time, portraying more than one character.

        but as far as turning down advertisements, I believe it’s probably in their advertising guidelines that they can refuse any advertisements they want.

        I think it was hopeful thinking on PP’s part to think ABC would embrace advertisement with one of the characters they both have been wrestling over… they should have had more than one advertisement in case one wasn’t accepted.

      • nancylp300

        April 27, 2013 at 7:59 pm

        Most of the audience doesn’t go online or look up soap information, they just sit home & watch their show and they are going to be as confused as hell when they see KA, RH and ME as different characters so soon after being the Llanview characters….This is probably going to be a giant fail…Bill Eckart anyone? LOL

      • Lin

        April 27, 2013 at 9:17 pm

        Nancy, I would like to be a fly on the wall in homes of those who know nothing about the dealings of these 3 actors/characters and PP and ABC on the day when the three come back on as Moon Persons, Tad Fanning, and Jack O’Brian. I sure hope the people who watch AMC and OLTL are aware that their shows are coming back on.

    • Kim

      April 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Its not like Cole and Hope are really dead and cant be written back in.

      • Lin

        April 27, 2013 at 9:10 pm

        Kristy, I agree about ABC not taking the ads. But why didn’t NBC or CBS accept. i think it’s nasty. PP was ready to pay good money.

      • Joliefan forever

        April 28, 2013 at 8:09 am

        I agree Lin!

  7. Ava

    April 27, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Of course. You don’t see General Hospital ads during The Young and The Restless do you? Or Bold and the Beautiful ads airing during Days of our Lives. This makes total sense. No network airs ads for their direct competition. I find it amusing that this is surprising to some. It is standard practice for all of the three major networks.

    • Kim

      April 27, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Exactly!

    • heidi

      April 27, 2013 at 9:29 am

      Soapnet is the exception. It advertises all that are on that network. Soapnet is the missed opportunity. Had ABC/Disney/Soapnet carried PP’s OLTL or AMC they would have helped the genre and themselves. Better yet had they tried what PP is doing themselves and created reboots of OLTL and AMC playing on Soapnet and Soapnet.com and Hulu and HuluPlus they would and could have been the pioneer in multi-media soaps. They could also make agreements with the current web based soaps to carry them on Soapnet and Soapnet.com. Think of The Grove the Series from Crystal Chappell… it could be picked up by Soapnet as a Soapnet exclusive cable and web based soap that could also play over on Hulu and Hulu Plus. What a missed opportunty to get all of the web based soaps and the traditional soaps through Soapnet! They could try subscription based more PG13 type content for the more non traditional ones. So many missed opportunities!!!

      • Kim

        April 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm

        The plans to change soapnet to a kiddie channel were made before the soaps were cancelled so they most likely wouldnt have picked them up!

      • Patrick

        April 28, 2013 at 12:07 am

        do the 3 original networks jump on the bad wagon…

        to support daytime that has more steady shows… than watch your step, falling in, dropped, programs, in prime time….

        I don’t think the nuINTERNET tptb… well take lightly standard and good practice.. ethically… what we expect.

        good Writing…. the actors MORE than Deliver… Talented.

        I can only hope…. GEEZ! DAYS… – writing – that the more the mary’ier.

        fantastical soap is linger and recall… good show.

    • Rosanna

      April 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Agrees with Ava, this makes sense in not airing it, its still the competition no matter how its viewed, PP is looking for more publicity and if not careful ABC/Disney will CRUSH them, if canceled 2 shows after saying they were safe you think PP has ANY chance in a court of law??? please wake up folks. ABC has tons of money if and they know they can win on a baseless lawsuit they will. PP started this nonsense a year ago with the LOANING of characters, ever see any other company just simply loan out things??? Im not saying ABC is blameless but in this case ill defend them as its a idiotic lawsuit!!!!

      • Joliefan forever

        April 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm

        They could put the AD’S on at night not during the day and like Lin said they can be watched at anytime so it is not competition for the other networks! If it was NOT for ABC breaching their contract there would be no LAWSUIT!

    • k/kay

      April 27, 2013 at 10:37 am

      Finally another voice of reason thank you Ava!

    • Lawrence

      April 27, 2013 at 11:03 am

      I agree! Especially since GH needs all the ratings it can get

    • Mary SF

      April 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Thank you Ava- you said it perfectly. It isn’t so much about any particular show, but networks don’t prompt other network shows, for day time or prime time. It wasn’t that long ago, that on a talk show or whatever, you weren’t even allow to say what network your show was on if wasn’t on the same network the talk show was on.
      But since ABC has a small stake in this new venture, you would think they would be willing to promote it to their audience. Most soap fans know about the issue with RH, so I don’t they would have been any “confusion” . IMO, it sounds like ABC has egg on their face because they know they were mistaken in cancelling these soaps in the first place.

      • Patrick

        April 28, 2013 at 12:13 am

        does this speak volumes of what the computer, – internet – is capable off?

        like we once depended on…. the networks…

        stand up and be driven…?

        the networks were ? leary of cable…

        now all this broo how ???? with internet.

        chain of command…

        Hear the fan.

        word of mouth… advertising..

        knowing when to listen to fans…. oh geez! (days)…

        good writing…

        full up seats… SRO.. standing room only.

        heck… i reach.

        i’m excited for this nuMind and energy.

      • Joliefan Forever

        April 28, 2013 at 1:24 pm

        If Networks do not advertise on other networks then why is it I see advertisements for SVU season 14 on the USA Network? I’ve seen advertisements for WWE Monday Night Raw on other networks, Advertising for Fox’s Sunday Night line up is advertised on other networks, so from what I have seen yes other networks advertise their shows on other networks.

      • Mary SF

        April 29, 2013 at 7:49 am

        I forgot to mention in my reply to Joliefan Forever in a post below that once shows go into syndication any network can air them- like first run Big Bang Theory is on CBS, but in syndication I have seen on Fox, so in a way by promoting the syndicated show on their network they are promoting another network show. Also, some stations are independent and they air shows from various networks. So it was inaccurate for me to say other networks never air ads for shows on other networks, but I still maintain as far as big 3 go- I will never see CBS advertising GH, or ABC advertising for Y&R.

  8. Jane

    April 27, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I heard Prospect Park wants a jury trial. They don’t want me on their jury. I don’t think anyone should be forced to advertise for the competition. And call it what you may, OL and AMC are soaps.

    • Joliefan forever

      April 27, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Well I hope if you are on the jury you actually read the lawsuit before making your decision as their is way more to this lawsuit than just that!

      • Kim

        April 28, 2013 at 7:42 am

        I understand PP would want to advertise in they daytime but when i said its lame for PP not wanting to advertise in Primetime is because a lot of people who watch then also DO watch primetime! Also whats wrong with trying to attractive primetime viewers to these reboots…there not daytime serials anymore they are anytime as said by Erika Slezak so being ANYTIME why not air promos ANYTIME? You havent seen the show yet as well. I was merely suggestioning PP can easily write all the characters back into the show without any connection to GH! When i said Nat was paired with Cutter i was pointing out it was easy for PP to write that in without John. And if the character is brought back he could be written without mentioning Sam from GH. Maybe if you reread my comments youd understand me more cleary instead of telling me to read the lawsuit which i DID read! My comments werent for or against the lawsuit…i was simply pointing out how simple it is for PP to rewrite what GH had done like you did previously for the Victor/Walker storyline which by the way i thought was brilliant. At the moment i could care less about the lawsuit…i just want to watch my soaps where i prefer my drama to be…and by the way if PP wins or loose it looks like both reboots will become hits anyway and thats what we should be thankful for! Plus GH should be supported as well and not talked against just because its in the middle of a lawsuit that looks like two big babies fighting over the same toy.(Yes it looks like ABCs fault) We should be supporting all soaps weve all fought so hard to keep instead of fighting over who is right and who is wrong because we are starting to look worse than ABC/DUMMIES!

      • Joliefan Forever

        April 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm

        Hey Kim,
        They are advertising on Prime time, I saw a commercial for OLTL and AMC on TBS last night during the Big Bang Theory. My mom saw one last night on LMN.
        That is just it PP was on Limited time they did not have time to rewrite story lines that involved John, Starr, “Todd” Cole Hope and Tomas, ABC had no right to do what they did, ABC agreed to the terms that PP laid out and I am sorry I see no fault on the PP side of it, this is all on ABC.
        The Vic Jr/Todd ending I came up ((Thank you very much for the compliment)) was just an ending to an already existing OLTL story line, ya see what I am saying? That is totally different than rewriting a story line.
        The only one I see acting like a Big Baby is ABC and they have since they decided to cancel the shows. I am sorry but I fought to see my shows again, I could care less about GH and could care less when ABC decides to dump that show too, Sorry I can not and will not support a show on a Network Like ABC, I can not and will not support a show who’s EP and Head writer are nothing more than ABC lap dogs.
        Sorry Right is right and ABC finally got called out as the sneaky shady money hungry company they truly are and I for one hopes ABC gets their collective greedy asses handed to them in court!
        Any who LOL, Enjoy the shows tomorrow I know I will and I am sure I will see you on here tomorrow Kim!
        TTYL!

      • Mary SF

        April 28, 2013 at 5:28 pm

        Hi Joliefan Forever- Mary SF here –to answer your question on my post about networks advertising shows on other networks– I can’t say for certain, but perhaps the shows you are referring to are all own by the same parent company, and in those cases there can be cross promoting. Here in Canada Bell Media owns, two major networks CTV and CTV2 along with a host of cable networks, so those networks all own by same parent company cross promote, so can I see an ad for a cable show on their main network and vice-versa.
        I imagine it would be same in the States, like ABC is owned by Disney so any Disney cable show could be promoted on ABC, even if the cable network it runs on isn’t ABC. But since I don’t know who owns those shows or cable networks those shows you mentioned are one, I can’t say for certain that is why you saw ads for them on another network. But as a rule of thumb the big 3 networks in the States would not advertise another networks show, and that is what I was referring to, it might be different for cable shows. I hope that helps.

      • Joliefan Forever

        April 28, 2013 at 6:57 pm

        Hi ya Mary SF,
        I understand what you are saying However, I do not believe that USA, TBS and TNT are all from the same parent company. Disney owns ABC yet you never see Commercials for ABC shows on any of the Disney Channels. Anyways have a nice night Mary and Enjoy the shows tomorrow!!

    • nancylp300

      April 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      That’s not the only point in their lawsuit.

  9. Patricia

    April 27, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I think its a little bit of both. I think the big statons nbc abc and cbs feel alls fair in love and war and competition but the soap genre should ALL support one another in this day and age. Unfortunately the powers at all four soaps have no say in what the network does. Lets face it abc wouldnt have this competition in the first place if they hadn’t canceled our soaps. I really hope PP is a HUGH success with these soaps.

  10. Kim

    April 27, 2013 at 8:43 am

    ABC, NBC, and CBS already promotes these reboots when stars from both soaps have appeared on The Chew, The View and other network talk shows! No big deal! Why would you advertise the competion anyway…it would be like Burger King advertising a Mcdonalds Big Mac, im just saying!

    • Kim

      April 27, 2013 at 9:03 am

      PP seems okay without the big 3 support but NBC did offer to run ads in primetime but PP refused which doesnt make sense to me! Why want network ads only in daytime…thats kinda lame. PP also claimed it didnt approve of gh killing of certain characters but seems to be using Tea’s dead baby plot and is writing for Todd with no problem. Cole and Hopes bodies were never shown and there was a possibilty GH couldve shown they were still alive which PP can still do, and Tomas was only hinted at being Alcazar which could easily be ignored by PP. Are they going to kill off John Mcbain on OLTL since someone leaves, and this is what Bo and Natalie investigates? Plus Natalie was rewritten to be paired with Cutter so it should be no big deal with PP when GH paired John with Sam! And since no AMC characters were on GH…Skye dont count…and abc/dummies were stand to make money, i dont feel there was much of a sabotage by abc/dummies! P.S. get well soon to my friend Jim who has suddenly taken ill this morning!

      • Joliefan forever

        April 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm

        Of course they would want there ad’s run during the day that is the audience they are trying to let know about the shows returns so no it is not lame for them to want the ad’s to air during the day. GH went and did what they wanted with the OLTL characters that were on loan without Getting PP’s Permission as it was stated and AGREED to by ABC that is where the Breach of contract comes in to play! It does not matter what they showed or did not show, It does not matter what they hinted at they had no right to epically a character that was NOT loaned to them. Because they showed Natalie and Cutter on the Dance Floor at Shelter, they rewritten Natalie to be with Cutter! You have no idea what they are doing with her and Cutter the show has not even aired yet! Actually NO Skye does not count because SKYE is NOT apart of OLTL or AMC anymore she is a GH character!!
        Ya know if more people would actually read the lawsuit a lot of these comments would not even be on here……..

  11. Cheryl

    April 27, 2013 at 8:57 am

    While it doesn’t surprise me with regards to ABC, they are afraid that AMC and OLTL are going to be a HIT, which will make them look stupid for ever cancelling these shows in the first place to replace them with shows we are already polluted with. I understand NBC/CBS though, as they see AMC/OLTL via digital launch a direct threat because so much of today is done online.. I have seen the promos during Lifetime Television Network, and all I can say is GO PROSPECT PARK!! Real fans love you and thank you for bringing our shows back!!

    • David

      April 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Please the networks are just protecting their interest.

      You wouldn’t see Mcdonalds placing ads for a pizza shop in their restaurants. They are not the same but are still competition.

      Same goes with PP shows. They are online shows but still a soap. In fact you dont see ABC advertising for NBC shows even that are not direct competiton do you?

      This is just another way for Prospect Park to get attention and cry victim

  12. shelly

    April 27, 2013 at 9:24 am

    i don’t think they’re competition at all! you can watch OLTL & AMC at ANYTIME OF DAY.

    • Michael

      April 27, 2013 at 11:30 am

      I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  13. janet

    April 27, 2013 at 9:49 am

    ABC executives are brain dead and they think we are to. Do they think we don’t know who is on what show? GMAB. NBC has nothing to worry about here. I do not watch them in the day time They cancelled my favorite shows GL and ATWTs, so they can put whatever on their network. I have made it a habit to never watch what they have put on in place of my soaps, never! I don’t care.. Sounds like a bunch of petty children, can’t be boss give me my ball, I am going home. Yuck. No wonder the networks are having so much trouble they are acting like children! Acting children are more grown up. Hope they don’t think that by doing this people won’t watch the online soaps,fergetaboutit..Lots of people are looking forward to them. I may even watch AMC I am looking forward to Jesse and Angie..The rest not so much.

  14. Al

    April 27, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Assuming the reasons listed in the THR article are true, some of PP’s excuses make little sense to me. They are okay with having ads run on CW, which as far as I know only has nighttime programming. (My CW affiliate runs Family Feud and talk shows during the daytime.) Yet one of the reasons for turning down Fox is becuse Fox only has nighttime programming. Huh?

    Also mentioned is that PP’s ads on CW are running during the nighttime soap 90210, and that Fox has NO history with soaps. Um, I guess they aren’t aware that the original 90210 was a Fox show. So was the popular Melrose Place. And “24” may not be a soap but certainly counts as serialized fiction that did well for years.

    Also, while Fox may not have a nighttime soap at the moment, they seem to be getting fairly big audiences in key demographics for American Idol and other contests and reality shows. I would think if Fox is agreeable to your advertising, you jump at the chance to try to attract that new, young audience you claim to want.

    I would think most people who still watch one or more of the remaining daytime soaps already have at least some awareness about these online returns, so trying to put ads on during the extisting shows seems like a waste of money.

    With such a midset, I can see why it took PP an extra year to even get this far. (Though I think the REAL unspoken reason for turning down Fox’s offer is that CW’s ad rates are likely more within PP’s budget than ad rates for the more popular Fox shows.)

    As for ABC, it makes perfect sense that while GH begins its task of getting the audience accustomed to Roger Howarth returning as someone who isn’t Todd that the network doesn’t need to be advertising reminders that you can still see the character you know…just not on this show on this network. The whole ABC/PP situation should have been handled better on both sides, but this is the way things are now, so I can understand why ABC wouldn’t allow the Todd-focused ad (though I’d like to see it).

    Me? I just want to see both GH and OLTL succeed in some format for many years to come, assuming the fictional drama can somehow surpass all the fascinating and insane real-life behind the scenes drama leading up to OLTL’s comeback.

    • Al

      April 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

      *With such a mindset…” – not “midset” (Stupid typo…!)

  15. Jonathan

    April 27, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I don’t see this as direct competition since OLTL and AMC are no longer ‘daytime’ soaps, nor are even in an actual time slot. Perhaps the networks master plan to eliminate the genre is being thwarted potential success online. I doubt any of the networks want to face the same outcry that ABC experienced over the last 2 years. I truly believe that success online will determine the future of the genre, and it will not take too long to see. Therefore, everyone who ever wanted these shows back better be watching!

  16. David

    April 27, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Did Prospect Park really think that their competition would want to air ads?

    Now they will claim sabotage again

    Here is my question would Prospect air ads for GH, Days or Y&R? I bet not.

    I think its ridiculous that PP is upset about this

    • Al

      April 27, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      You’re right. I can just imagine PP’s reaction if ABC wanted them to include a GH ad during OLTL promoting the new characters that Howarth, Easton and Alderson will be playing.

      • Kim

        April 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm

        agreed

      • su0000

        April 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm

        Actually, PP and ABC are in business together, befitting each other.
        ABC will be making 23? million a year off of PP as they both share the profits.
        For ABC to allow PP to place an ad on ABC daytime would be money in ABC’s pocket also..
        That is why ABC did allow the ads, at first, they just not want the ad that had a conflicting confusion of a GH character (Todd) and OLTL character (Todd) as being on which show ..
        (and that is understandable

    • nancylp300

      April 27, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      But ABC had no problem accepting pp’s money to run the ad.

      • Joliefan Forever

        April 28, 2013 at 2:27 pm

        Thank you Nancylp!!!!

  17. su0000

    April 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    ABC will make million’s off both soaps once they air.. I’m sure they want them to air.
    PP would not accept the night/prime-time ad offer because they are very expensive, more so than day time.
    ABC is confident, no fear of PP and very secure and PP likes to push the envelope.

    I would never allow any competition to have an ad on my station, either. It’s bad for business.
    Too many are emotional and make it personal and business people who run billion dollar companies do not.

    (((if I had gas station and my gas was 3.50 a gallon I would not put a sign in my window telling my customers that the gas station across street has gas for 3.40 gallon))) DUH ..

    • Kim

      April 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Good reply! I doubt PP would allow advertising for gh to promote the big threes return! Nice me and you can agree on something for a change!

    • nancylp300

      April 27, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Again, then ABC shouldn’t have accepted their money to run the ads. It had to do with RH being in the ads.

      ABC is not secure at all, they thought PP was done and has tried to undermine them to keep them from getting the shows into production, it’s Disney that will be getting this stream of money and they have had to step in several times to put ABC in their place so to speak. I think they are afraid that pp is going to be a hit and they will look like fools cancelling the soaps since their daytime shows aren’t working out that great.

      • Joliefan Forever

        April 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm

        Another Great logical remark from nancylp!!

  18. Llanviewer717

    April 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I suppose all of them don’t want to support the competition. All have already lost audience to cable. I only watch network TV during the day. Not the alphabet network of course. In the evening, it’s either an old movie on cable or videos the internet. All network programming is pretty worthless from my stand point.

  19. Rapids

    April 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    The networks are smartly ignoring the start up on line shows. I know many fans are jubilant but I still say the reboots face huge challenges and access is their biggest problem. They are not in TV and therefore not in competition with network shows. Several,years ago I read an extensive analysis of soap viewer demographics and if the report is still applicable in 2013 the age and relative lack of affluence of a typical soap viewer does not lend itself to on line soaps. i cannot picture great aunt edith sitting at a computer desk to watch anything. Heck she never heard of Hulu. I think prospect park is buying cheap publicity with their lawsuit.

  20. KM

    April 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I can see both sides of this argument and of course no one expects one business to be promoting the competition’s efforts over its own interests. But that’s not what this is. I think the networks are being short sighted and more than a little defensive here much like record companies fighting against online music delivery.

    Network TV has long been advertising supported and they routinely advertise many products that can be seen as direct completion to themselves. Movies are the most glaring example. Both are viable entertainment choices. What they’re not is the either/or choice that some of the comparisons above have tried to make them out to be. This isn’t a situation where you’ve decided to have carryout tonight and have to choose one burger, one pizza or whatever over all the other offerings. There’s room for multiple choices here which I think is scaring the hell out of the networks right now.

    Frankly, I think there’s also more than a little embarrassment on the part of network execs, daytimers in particular, to learn too late that the castoff soaps they were so sure no one wanted anymore are still very much wanted indeed and far more so than yet another “lifestyle” or reality show being shoved down one’s throat in an increasingly over-saturated market. I also don’t think they much like having what used to be a mostly captive and passive “loyal” audience telling THEM what we want to see rather than the other way around. They obviously don’t have a lot of confidence in their own “brands” if they’re that threatened by a new player with a totally different delivery system entering the game.

    • Joliefan Forever

      April 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      Great post one of the best I’ve seen on here!!

  21. susan M.

    April 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I have seen Advertisement On LMN plugging OLTL & AMC for 4/29. Wow that is this coming Mon.! HELLO!!!!! WELCOME BACK!!!! The heck with ABC! Yhey are mad & jealous our beloved soaps are back! And ABC and their stupid talk/ino/talk & lets not forget those pathetic cooking shows!

  22. Torrey

    April 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I’m just so done with caring about the feuds that ABC & PP are having….I just can’t wait until Monday to watch my shows.

  23. AJ

    April 27, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    IN 38 HOURS OUR SOAPS ARE RETURNED TO US!!!!!!

  24. Rodd

    April 27, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I’m not surprised by this at all. Why should these shows get promoted when the networks hardly ever, if ever, promote the shows they already have on daytime. Plus, if this venture succeeds (and I hope and trust they will) it will open the flood gates for more competition for the already-floundering-networks.

  25. Lisa

    April 27, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I just saw a promo for both shows on Nick @nite

  26. Tracey

    April 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    In my opinion this is absolutely crazy. Two years ago the daytime industry including Oprah Winfrey was calling soaps a dying breed, here we are about to make history with the online debut of AMC and OLTL. Having said that, I believe at the time ABC gave PP licensing rights to the shows, it was a strategic move to calm upset fans. ABC didn’t plan the 2 shows ever seeing the light of day. ABC is nervous the reboot is going to be an overwhelming success which will really make them look bad. I wish everyone would embrace and support what is about to happen.

  27. Bob

    May 13, 2013 at 9:40 am

    How are those talk and cooking shows working out tor you ABC?
    Bwa ha ha ha ha ha hah

    Didn’t think so. Why don’t you cut your nose off to spite your face next. Ignorant Dummies!!!

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‘Strahan, Sara and Keke’ Canceled by ABC; Show Aired In Timeslot That Once Housed ‘All My Children’

No matter a network tries to do, replacing All My Children, which ran for 41 years on ABC has remained as everyone that follows the world of daytime drama knows, problematic.  Now come word via Page Six that Strahan, Sara and Keke has been canceled.

The show hosted by Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer if you recall, replaced the foodie show, The Chew which ran for seven seasons and was the first show to air in the timeslot that belonged for over four decades to All My Children. 

Back in March of this year, Strahan, Sara and Keke took a break to make way for ABC’s News  Pandemic: What You Need to Know, a daily coronavirus report anchored by Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton and sometimes TJ Holmes.

However, because the show did well in that two-week experimental run it morphed into GMA 3: What You Need to Know.  The new version of the show also talked about hot topics in the current news cycle, as well.

ABC’s Catherine McKenzie began producing the “GMA3” show four months ago and the network officially announced her as Executive Producer of the program on Thursday.

While ABC has yet to officially announce Strahan, Sara and Keke is over, a spokesperson told Page Six: “We’re proud of our teams at ‘SSK’ and ‘GMA3’ and how quickly they transitioned to producing a daily show to give people the news and information they need during an unprecedented pandemic, and conversations continue about how the show will evolve in the months ahead.”

It appears that Strahan, Sara and Keke won’t be returning; the future as many of their staff have transitioned over to ‘GMA 3’ with producers from ABC News Live, (the streaming division), helmed by McKenzie.

As for the futures of Strahan, Haines and Palmer; Strahan will continues to host Good Morning America, and they are all actively under contract with the network.

So, what do you think of  ‘Strahan, Sara and Kek’e being replaced by ‘GMA 3: What You  Need to Know’?  How long do you think that show will last in the timeslot once taken up by residents of Pine Valley? Comment below.

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Eva LaRue Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination, And Opens Up About The Loss Of John Callahan

For Eva LaRue, the past two months have been some of the most emotionally gut-wrenching and challenging of her life, following the passing of her ex-husband, father of her child, and dearest friend, John Callahan (Ex-Edmund, All My Children). The outpouring of support she has received not only from her former AMC cast mates, but the soap world in general illustrates just how dear Eva is to all of us, and how many people had special memories of their time with John.

While mourning the loss of Callahan along with their daughter, Kaya, there was some heartwarming and re-affirming news that any actress would love to hear. Eva was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her work as Celeste Rosales on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, and she is great company as her former AMC co-star Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad) is also nominated along with her for his work on General Hospital.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit our country and world hard, but through it All My Children virtual reunions emerged as fans were engaged by the content, transported to happier times that brought them back to familiar faces in Pine Valley in which Eva participated along with her good friends, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and so many more, thanks to the EW. com weeklong event which concluded on Friday.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Eva in this very candid, at times heartbreaking, and open conversation where she shares details into the final days of her beloved John, her last moments with him, and how she tried to plan a memorial in his honor during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For so many of us, 2020 has certainly seen more lows then highs, but in the end for Eva, to receive a nomination now (an award she was last nominated for back in 1997 as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Dr Maria Santos on All My Children) couldn’t have come at a better time. Here now is our conversation with Eva.

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I’ve been thinking so much about you.  I’m glad we could do this, and in the midst of the tragedy of losing John Callahan, and then receiving a Daytime Emmy nomination.  What was your reaction when you learned you were nominated in a category with none other than your former AMC castmate and good friend, Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad, AMC, now Martin, GH)?

EVA:  Oh, I know!  He’s the first person I texted!  I was like, “Congratulations, Michael!  Did you ever in a million years think that you and I would be in the same category of anything?”  Then I said, “And when you win this, can I just borrow it for the weekend just to dress it up and take pictures with it… just want to borrow it, just babysit the trophy for a weekend, please?” (Laughs)

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What did you end up submitting that landed you the nomination for your role as Celeste on Y&R?

EVA: I submitted a scene with Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I have been friends for 30 years, if not more, and in all that time we had never worked together.  I met him when I was married to John O’Hurley (Ex- Dr. James Grainger) because John was over at The Young and the Restless at the time.  I went to a Christmas party with John to Peter and Mariellen’s house, and do you know who else was there?  Lisa Rinna (Ex-Billie, Days), and it was before she had gotten Days of Our Lives. She was dating Peter Barton (Ex-Scott Grainger, Y&R) at the time. We both ended up on soaps at the same time.  So, I submitted a scene with Peter, who is amazing, warm and open and such a great actor. Then I submitted a scene with my on-screen daughter Sasha Calle (Lola, Y&R) – I love that girl, and another one with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) who has also been my great friend for a couple of decades. The other scene I put on my reel was with me and Jordi Vilasuso (Rey, Y&R) who I also adore.  He is awesome and such a sweetheart.  I only had two months worth of material to draw upon.  So, I just submitted the scenes that I liked the best, and they all were within story, and all made sense.

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Where is Celeste supposed to be now?

EVA:  She went back to Florida, and that was that. I would never say never to anything, but it was always supposed to be a short stint, and it was great.

So not only is it you and Michael E. Knight, but Jeffery Vincent Parise, Chrishell Stause, and Elissa Kapneck. This Guest Performer category is loaded!

EVA:  I know! I know and love, Chrishell (Ex-Amanda) because we worked together on All My Children, too, right before I left, and she is a doll.  She just might be the sweetest, kindest, girl on the planet.  She literally might be the sweetest person who ever lived!  I don’t know the other two nominees personally.  So, I’m excited for them too.  It’s such a diverse category.  It’s just really fun to be nominated with all of them.

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You were nominated before, though, for your work as Maria on All My Chldren during the emotional baby switch storyline; working opposite Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica) for a lot in it.

EVA:  Yes.  I was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for All My Children, and I was nominated for Best Original Song.  I wrote a song when Maria came ‘back from the dead’ to All My Children, with a producer friend of mine from Miami Sound Machine.

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So, you’ve been doing all of these All My Children virtual reunions, which is so interesting that in this pandemic, people are looking for content, and they dip back into these beloved shows.  Was it fun doing the EW.com Santos Family reunion with everybody?

EVA:  Oh yeah, it was really, really fun.  I only saw in the big picture everybody else’s photo who was a part of it, and the people who I actually do hang out with the most, and see the most, and talk to the most, are Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), and Sydney Penny (Ex-Julia).  I don’t see Sydney as much, but I do see her probably once every two years at least, but Sarah Michelle Geller (ExKendall) I see all the time and talk to all the time.  Kelly, Mark, and Sarah are the ones who walked me through that first week when John Callahan passed.  They literally were on the phone with me, the three of them, almost every day, but I got beautiful outreach, from what seemed like everyone.  This is when no matter how many years have passed since you have been in daytime, that the daytime family as a group – there used to be fifteen shows, now there are four – and people have bounced around and they are on other shows- – but the entire soap opera community reached out,   I cannot even tell you how much that meant to me.  It was overwhelming, and it was really, spectacularly beautiful.

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I hope it was some solace to you knowing how much people loved John, and also that they love and care so deeply for you.

EVA:  I mean, people who did not even work with John reached out.  Every soap was represented by getting a hold of me, sending a text or a phone call, or if they didn’t have my personal information, they tweeted, or whatever it was… literally from every reach of soapdom.  It was amazing.

And your relationship with John was amazing with all of the ups and downs you went through; that you remained such dear friends.

EVA:  We remained really great friends all the way.

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I so remember when the two of you first got together and it was this storybook real life soap couple romance.  John was always so sweet to me.  I was so, so sad, and you know, my heart just broke for you.

EVA:  I think it was just such a shock.  I don’t think anybody, and even Kaya were talking about it, because she graduated this week, and her dad is not here.  We’re not having a graduation, because of COVID-19, which sucks on top of it, but we were just kind of talking through the feelings of it.  She said, “You know what’s weird?  I guess I never pictured dad getting old, and I always wondered why, and now I know.”  When I would get on John about his heart or his health, he used to always say, ‘Oh, don’t worry Evala, (he always called me “Evala”).  I’m going to be here.  I’m going to be here a long time.  I’m fine.  I’m going to be here to walk Kaya down the aisle and see her kids and all that.  Stop worrying,” Every time he said it to me, something in my gut said, “I don’t think he is.  I don’t think he is,” but I always just dismissed that.  But never in my wildest dreams did I think John wouldn’t make it to her high school graduation.  He was only 66.

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I had heard you ended up running to Palm Springs to be near John.  I can’t even imagine what that must have been like.

EVA:  The only good thing about this pandemic is that we had been shut down for only two weeks at that point.  Kaya and I got in the car.  John had some heart procedures the day before, on a Thursday.  I called him in the morning before he went in for the procedure.  I said, “Call me as soon as you get out of there.  Call me as soon as you come-to again, and you’re good,” and he said, “Okay, I will.”  I said, “I’m going to send Kaya out to you on Friday for the weekend, just so you have somebody to hang out and watch you, and I might come out too,” And then, I said, “Maybe, I’ll come down too in case you are feeling weak, just to watch out for you for the weekend.”   So, he called me after the procedure.   I said, “I cannot believe they sent you home! You just had some major heart stuff done.”  He said, “Oh no, they said I’m fine.  It was just run-of-the-mill heart stuff, angiogram…”  I was like, “Are you sure?”  He said, “Yeah, I’m fine.  I’m just tired.  I’m going to go to sleep.”  I said, “Do you want me to send Kaya out tonight?” and he was like, “No, no, no.  Send her tomorrow.”  So, in the morning, I called him at 9:00am.  No answer.  I texted him.  He always texted me like Johnny on the spot, and then texts me immediately back.  So, I call him again at 10.  Nothing.  His best friend calls me about a half-hour later, “Hey, I talked to John at about 8:00 this morning.  He said he was feeling really, really shitty and was going to go back to the hospital, and then, I texted him again at like 8:30 to just tell him something, and he hasn’t texted me back, and he always texts me immediately back.”  I said, “Oh my, God, I’ve been trying to get a hold of him for two hours; he hasn’t texted me back,”   I said, “You know what, I’ll call you back.”  So, I called his friend who lives down the street from John, and I said, “Go to his house, please right this second, knock on the door, jump the fence, knock on his bedroom, he might be asleep, I don’t know.”  So, he gets there, nobody is answering.  I said, “Break into the house please.  So, he did, and John was collapsed in the bathroom.  They called the paramedics, and as soon as they called me back and said, “John is unresponsive in the bathroom,” Kaya and I threw everything in the car, and what usually takes us two and a half hours without traffic, we made it down there from Los Angeles in an hour and forty-five minutes.

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I don’t know how you made it down there in one piece. Thank, God!

EVA:  I drove so fast, like literally broke all land speed records and thank God because we got there just in time.  He was in emergency.  He hadn’t been put up in ICU yet, where we wouldn’t have been able to see him.  They weren’t going to let us in the hospital.  Thank God the person answering the door was an All My Children fan.  She was the one saying, “Sorry, no one is allowed in the hospital, no one can come in,” and I was like, “No, no, no, my ex-husband just came in.”  She said, “Was it Edmund?” and I said, “Yes, it was Edmund!”  She said, “Okay, follow me.”  Thank God for All My Children.  Thank God.  So, we followed this woman secretly, and we get to spend a half-hour with him in Emergency.  He was already on life-support, totally unresponsive, but we got to play John his favorite music, we got to just sit there and hold his hand and talk to him, and tell him how much we loved him.  Sarah Michelle Gellar called right when we were in the hospital in Emergency, and she said, “Put the phone by his ear,” so I put the phone by his ear, and she talked to John too, and she told him how much she loved him.  She used to always call him “GP”, which was short of grandpa, because she came on the show when she was 15, and she didn’t have a dad, and John acted like a dad to her – but she used to always call him “grandpa”, and he hated “grandpa”, so he was like, “You can call me “GP”, but not grandpa,” so she always called him GP.  I just put the phone by John’s ear, and what was crazy is that when she talked to him, his feet started twitching.  He started moving his feet.  Then, when Kaya was talking to him about Yankee season, he started moving his feet.  We were kind of hopeful that something was changing for the better.  We had about a half-hour with him, and then, they took him up to ICU, and then, we knew we couldn’t see him again.  They called us later that night that he had passed.

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I am just so thankful that you got to see John one last time.

EVA:  I thank God every day that we got to say goodbye, because if we hadn’t gotten there in time to say goodbye, I just don’t know.

It’s very rare that a couple after a divorce, who have a child, and went from romance to dear friends, end up maintaining that relationship so many years later in their lives.  I know so many people who were together at one point in their lives, for years, and they don’t even talk to each other now.

EVA:  Well, you know, like any divorce, the first four years afterwards were super contentious but then, by year five, we kind of had this major breakthrough, and from then on, he was one of my closest friends, and one of the things we always kept alive for each other was we loved to  dance together. We fell in love, I think, dancing because originally our characters on AMC met at this country-western bar, and we had to take country line dancing lessons on the show.  They hired a choreographer for us so that during those scenes where we were falling in love, we would actually be able to do a two-step! So, we went out and practiced at Denim and Diamonds, which was a big country-western place in New York City at the time.  We used to go out with a whole group of us.  It was me, and Teresa Blake (Ex-Gloria) and Kelly Ripa, and her boyfriend at the time, Winsor Harmon (Ex-Del), sometimes Walt Willey (Ex-Jack); we just had a whole crew of us who would go out country dancing.  John and I also loved singing together.  He had the most amazing gravely kind of rockstar voice, but his real talent was harmonizing.  He could harmonize to anything.  So, when he would come over, we would sit in the kitchen and sing, and sing, and sing until the late hours because that’s what we loved to do, and that’s what he loved to do.  That’s one of my favorite last memories of us.  He was just over the month before, and Kaya’s bedroom is near the kitchen, so she came out and was like, “Can you two shut up?”  It was like two in the morning and we were still singing in the kitchen. (Laughs)  John was my dear friend and my confidant.

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Were you able to have some kind of service during this stay-at-home pandemic we are all dealing with, in order to mourn the loss of John?

EVA:  It’s been so crazy.  We couldn’t even have a funeral.  That’s what made it all the more heartbreaking.  There were less than twenty of us, and we just got on a Zoom call and memorialized John.   I thought we were going to do a big Zoom memorial, but it seemed so overwhelming and so impersonal, it just was rubbing us wrong in every way.  Every way we were looking at it, we were like, “Oh my, God, we just can’t.”  We wanted to invite everybody he had ever worked with, and we were like, “No, we want to do that when everything can open back up again, and invite every person, and have a party” because John was always the life of every party.  Maybe we can do that in the fall or next year.  I kept trying to write something for the small memorial we did do for three days.  I kept coming back to this one song, because John was always the consummate bartender, too.  I sang a song that Bette Midler sang on the very last episode of Johnny Carson.  It was “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)” and it’s about a bartender who has got a big personality and a lot to say.   I changed some of the words around a bit just to reflect who John was, and so, I ended up singing for it instead of speaking.  We always talked about that last episode of Carson; how stunningly emotional it was when Bette sang that song to kind of sing Johnny off for of all of his years on the air.  So, that’s what I did and because we loved to sing together, it just made sense.

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I do think you touched upon something, earlier, too.  I don’t think any other genre would have that kind of unbridled camaraderie.  It’s such a family, like you said.  I don’t think you would find that quite like this; certainly in show business. 

EVA:  I really don’t think you can. Even though there is always a good amount of competition in the soaps as well; between the soaps it’s like they are any sports team, but there is always a level of respect, love, and familial connection within the community.  I think that is why they have stood the test of time.  I really do think that is what hooks our audience, that is what keeps them there after all of these years, even though unfortunately the genre is antiquated looking, there is something about it that is nostalgic, familial, and comfortable for people.

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Every time I talk about All My Children, why do you think everybody go ga-ga for it, when it’s been off the air for several years now?

EVA:  It speaks to people’s childhoods.  It speaks to how we grew up.  You can’t undo nostalgia.  You can’t.  It’s in the way we grew up, the things we loved, the things that we scheduled our lives around, the people we fell in love with on the shows that we watched, who we cared about and loved their storylines. I grew up watching All My Children, General Hospital, and Days of Our Lives.

It must have been a spectacular moment for you when you realized you were actually in Pine Valley and a member of the cast of All My Children then?

EVA:  It was amazing.  I was a fan when I got the show.  I was a straight up fan.  I fangirled walking through that dressing room hallway for the first time! I was trying to keep it in check, but you know … (Laughs)

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So, in closing, you would say, “Thrilled to be nominated”?

EVA:  Yes.  So fun.  It has really been a rollercoaster of a couple of months here.  That nomination was literally the bright, shining spot in all of this.

So, happy to hear Eva is in the running for a Daytime Emmy? Were you moved by Eva’s sentiments she shared on her relationship with the late John Callahan? Do you miss Pine Valley’s Dr. Maria Santos? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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All My Children Reunion with Josh Duhamel, Ricky Paull Goldin, Cameron Mathison and More; Later Debbi Morgan Live

It’s a big finale of the weeklong virtual celebration of the iconic All My Children.  On tap today in EW’s series to benefit Feeding America during the COVID-19, some major names from the history of Pine Valley and who had story with each other participating in the chat, premiering at 10 a. m. EST.

Taking part in the walk down memory lane are none other than Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo), Ricky Paull Goldin (Ex-Jake), Chrishell Stause (Ex-Amanda), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenelee) and Melissa Claire Egan (Ex-Annie).

But that’s not all folks! Daytime Emmy winner, Debbi Morgan will participate in a live virtual chat with EW.com today beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 p. m. PST.  Now will be your chance to hear from the one and only Angie Hubbard from the beloved ABC daytime drama series.

Over the week, EW.com has posted other virtual conversations with notables from Pine Valley, you can check them out here.

So, will you be checking out today’s one-two punch of AMC favorites? Comment below.

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