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Will Judith Light win a Tony tonight? Is a return to OLTL in the works?

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Two big questions will be answered shortly for fans and peers of two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and star of television, film, and stage, Judith Light!  First tonight, Judith is nominated for her first Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her star-turn in Lombardi.  And second, what has been continually on the mind of soap fans is… will Judith return to One Life to Live where she played Karen Wolek, the hooker with a heart of gold, before we have to say goodbye to the series come January 2012.

At last night’s Tony Award cocktail reception in New York, Judith spoke briefly with Showbiz 411 about her chances on picking up her first Tony tonight (on CBS live 8PMEST) in a category that also features Ellen Barkin’s performance for The Normal Heart. Judith responded that she does not think she will win, “but it’s nice to be included.”

And what, if anything is going on with a return to OLTL?  Judith remarked, “Let’s get through [Sunday] night first.” But according to Showbiz 411 Judith really knows it.  “If the show’s fans could be polled, Judith Light is the one actor they’d want to see return, even if briefly, for a big finale.” 

One interesting note is that according to the item, Judith has not heard from OLTL with an offer to return before the show goes off the air.  On-Air On-Soaps partly assumes that is because the show still has more time on the air to wrap-up and currently is knee-deep in major story; as opposed to AMC which is bringing back major fan favorite returns since they exit the soap scene several months prior to One Life.

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Stay tuned! And good-luck to Judith at the Tonys!

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Brian
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It would be very nice to see Karen and Viki reminisce over past…

todd
todd

I didn’t watch OLTL when Judith was on. I started in 1987. I have seen her scenes on you-tube, although I am sure it is not the same as watching the entire story play out. I would be happy for her to return, but she seems really disconnected from characters that are on the canvas now. I would prefer Andrea Evans, James Depaiva, Kathy Brier and Nathaniel Marston, Daphnee Duplaix, Dan Gaulthier, Scott Evans and Brett Claywell. If there is a chance to bring back Jessica Tuck….then do that too.

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Amanda Setton Cast As GH’s New Brook Lynn Ashton

Former One Life to Live alum, Amanda Setton (Ex-Kimberly) is about to make her debut on General Hospital in the role of Ned (Wally Kurth)and Lois’ (formerly B&B’s Rena Sofer) daughter, Brook Lynn Ashton!

The news of the recast came via TV Line, and Setton is set to make her on-screen debut next Monday on the November 18th episode of the ABC soap.

In story, it looks like Ned and his current wife, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) welcome Brook Lynn back to Port Charles. The role haas previously been played by Brooke Radding and Adrianne Leon.

In addition to her work as the former Mrs. Clint Buchanan in Llanview, (Kimberly started as a Las Vegas stripper who came to Llanview to help her best friend, Stacy Moraso played by Crystal Hunt) Setton has had numerous primetime roles including: Hawaii Five-0, The Crazy Ones, The Mindy Project, and Gossip Girl.

News of the return of Brook Lynn to GH comes on the heels of the return of Nikolas Cassadine now played by actor, Marcus Coloma.

What do you think of the return of Brook Lynn means for the characters of Port Charles? Who might be her romantic interest? Share your thoughts via the comment section below

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General Hospital Receives Honor From Ruderman Family Foundation

General Hospital was one of five television shows that has been named and honored by the Ruderman Family Foundation for their accurate depictions of people with disabilities.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the soap received the recognition for the casting of Maysoon Zayid who portrayed Shilohs’s (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) lawyer, Zahra Amir.

Zayid is an actress and disabilities advocate living with cerebral palsy. In addition, Maysoon is also one of America’s first Muslim women comedians.  Zayid said landing on GH was a “lifelong dream,” after finding it difficult to land roles due to her disability.

Along with GH, the foundation’s seal of authentic representation went to: Netflix’s Tales of the City and Raising Dion, and BBC/HBO’s Years and Years and Audience’s Loudermilk, great company for the ABC daytime drama series to be included with.

Jay Ruderman, president of the Ruderman Family Foundation expressed in a statement. “By giving credit where credit is due in Hollywood, we hope to inspire a broader, longer-term, industry-wide sea change when it comes to authentically casting actors of all abilities.”

In addition, Frank Valentini, executive producer of General Hospital stated: “Our goal has always been to provide stories that are authentic and relatable for our viewers. Having the opportunity to welcome Maysoon Zayid onto the show was exciting for us. She is an incredible talent and was a perfect fit to guest-star as Zahra Amir. It takes all kinds of people to tell a story; especially those that are rich and entertaining enough to resonate with our audience.”

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Networks To Preempt Daytime Programming For Donald Trump Impeachment Hearing Coverage

Just as your favorite soaps are kicking into high gear for November sweeps next week, comes the news that due to the House public impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump, daytime programming will endure several pre-mptions starting with the first two on Wednesday November 13th and Friday, November 15th.

CBS was the first network to announce their plans for their extensive coverage, and according to the Washington Post all other networks have followed suit.  By this move by the networks it gives the hearing some extra weight and exposure to the American voters and viewing audience.

So far, leading network coverage for CBS will be reportedly anchored by Norah O’Donnell and for ABC George Stephanopoulos.

On Wednesday, the hearings begin at 10am EST, the second is scheduled for Friday beginning at 11am EST.

William Taylor, the U.S. diplomat in the Ukraine, is scheduled to testify Wednesday and on Friday Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is scheduled to testify.

The networks are expecting big numbers for covering the hearings, as they have in the past for impeachment proceedings and hearings.

No word yet how the soaps plan for you to see the episodes that don’t air at their regularly scheduled times, or if it shifts your soap viewing schedule by several days.

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Nevertheless not great timing when the soaps are revving up their stories to make you tune-in for not-to-be missed episodes.

So, what are your thoughts on what the Impeachment hearings could mean for daytime dramas in in the weeks ahead? Comment below.

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