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Win a Meet & Greet with AMC's Michael E. Knight & tickets to his new play, "The Cost of the Erection"!

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All My Children’s Michael E. Knight’s (Tad) is starring in a new play, The Cost of the Erection, which will have its West Coast Premiere at The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, California. The premise of the play is about wealthy Susu Ziegler who has purchased an exclusive Manhattan raw space apartment overlooking the Hudson. She hopes to have her architect husband design this tricky space, but with their marriage on the rocks, she forces him to compete against a younger, hotshot architect. This sexy, funny tale is told in a heightened theatrical style, compressing and playing with time and space, and ultimately examines what makes a marriage work.

The Cost of the Erection features Knight, along with The Bold and the Beautiful’s Robin Riker (Ex-Beth Logan), James Louis Wagner and Kal Bennett and previews begin this weekend February 4th with the show running through March 18th! For ticket info and seat available make sure to go online at www.TheBlank.com, or by calling (323) 661-9827.

Photo Credit: Michael Geniac

However, On-Air On-Soaps is exclusively giving one lucky fan and their guest a pair of tickets to the play, and a meet and greet with Michael E. Knight after one of his performances in The Cost of the Erection!  Here’s all you have to do … answer all ten of our questions in the “So you think you know Michael Knight trivia contest” below.  The first person to submit their answers correctly in the comment field will be notified via email from On-Air On-Soaps and will have 48 hours to respond.  If you fail to respond, we will default to the next person who had all the answers correctly.  In case, no one has answered all ten questions correctly, we will identify the person who had the most correct and they will be awarded the prize.  Please make sure to put 1-10 in the comment field before your answers to the questions.  The winner will have the opportunity to see the show and meet Michael between February 15th and March 4. It’s a fantastic fun night if you will be in the southern California area during the run of the play! th.  

So get set and get ready! Put on your Michael Knight and Tad Martin thinking caps on and after the jump let the games begin!

SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW MICHAEL KNIGHT TRIVIA CONTEST

1) How many Daytime Emmys has Michael Knight won?

2) What was the full name of Tad’s doppelganger when Michael returned to AMC in 1992?

3) What is the name of Tad’s child with Brooke?

4) Who did Edna Thornton pay Tad the Cad to date because she was overweight and unhappy?

5) What are the two things in common between Michael E. Knight and David Hasselhoff?

6) In 2011, what sitcom did Michael appear in?

7) What famous theatre in New York City did Michael get his acting training at?

8.  In an interview with On-Air On-Soaps at the end of his run at AMC, who was Michael talking about when he said, “She had this kind of fierce loyalty to her children.  I remember doing scenes with her where Tad was weighing being a Martin, and that woman would be there with tears in her eyes. When I found out she was gone there was a part of me that said, “Maybe it is an end of an era.  Maybe it is time for me to walk away from this?”

9) What was the correct full birth name of Tad Martin?

10) Was Tad ever an employee of Opal’s Glamorama? Yes, or No?

After you have submitted your answers make sure to view the very special preview of The Cost of the Erection by watching the video below!

 

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Bren
Bren

1) 3

2) Ted Orsini

3) James “Jamie” Edward Martin

4) Dottie Thorton

5) They both married Cat Hickland

6) Hot In Cleveland

7) Circle In The Square

8. Mary Fickett

9) Thaddeus Gardner

10) Yes

Bren
Bren

Oh and #9, middle name is James.

Lisa Clark
Lisa Clark

1. 3
2. Ted Orsini
3. Jaime
4. Dottie Thornton
5. Catherine Hickland
6. Hot in Cleveland
7. Circle in the Square Theater
8. Mary Fickett
9. Thaddeus James Gardner
10. Yes

Jen Murray
Jen Murray

1. 2
2. Ted Orsini
3. Jamie – James Thaddeus Martin
4. Dottie Thornton
5. the name Michael Knight, David Hasselhoff’s character on Knight Rider. And they were both married to Catherine Hickland
6. Hot in Cleveland
7. Circle in the Square Theatre in NY
8. Mary Fickett – Ruth Martin
9. Thaddeus James Garnder
10. Yes

Jen Murray
Jen Murray

Allow me to fix the spelling of number 9. Thaddeus James Gardner.

Kim Pinto
Kim Pinto

1) 3

2) Ted Orsini

3) James “Jamie” Martin

4) Dottie Thornton

5) Both married to Cat Hickland, the name Michael Knight was David’s character’s name on Knight Rider

6)
Hot In Cleveland

7)
Circle In The Square

8. Mary Fickett, Ruth

9)
Thaddeus James Gardner

10)
Yes, he shampooed hair.

barbara t
barbara t

I love tad martin ,but I dont remember half of these questions , and I have watched all my children since day 1.I guess this is a slow soap news day.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Go, Michael! 😀

Rebecca Poertner
Rebecca Poertner

1. Michael has won 3.

2. Ted Orsini

3. James “Jamie” Edward Martin

4. Dottie Thornton

5. Catherine Hickland; also Michael Knight was Hasselhoff’s character’s name in “Knight Rider”.

6. “Hot In Cleveland”

7. Circle in the Square

8. Mary Fickett, aka Ruth Martin

9. Thaddeus James Gardner

10. Yes, he worked at The Glamorama.

Carolyn
Carolyn

LOVE IT, LOVE YOU. Thanks for doing this!!!

Lori Goldstein
Lori Goldstein

1) Michael Knight has won 2 Daytime Emmy’s for Outstanding Younger Leading Man in a Drama Series (1986, 1987). And in 2001 he won another for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

2) Wine Mogul Ted Orsini.

3) Jamie

4) Dottie Thornton

5) Both were married to Catherine Hickland and the name of David Hasselhoff’s “Night Rider” character was Michael Knight

6) In 2011, Michael appeared on “Hot In Cleveland”.

7) Michael got his acting training at Circle in the Square Theater and graduated in 1982.

8. Mary Fickett who played Ruth Parker Brent on All My Children was whom Michael was talking about when he said, “She had this kind of fierce loyalty to her children. I remember doing scenes with her where Tad was weighing being a Martin, and that woman would be there with tears in her eyes. Ms. Fickett was an original cast member of All My Children.

9) Thaddeus James Gardner was his “Birth Name”.

10) Yes, Tad worked as an employee of Opal’s Glamorama.

Lisa Clark
Lisa Clark

I think since so few of us entered, we should all be winners!

Bren
Bren

Did anyone win? We all had the same answers. I was first, but never got an email. Did we miss something?

barbara t
barbara t

I think we did miss something, but Im not sure what,I didnt win anything because I only could answer a few of the questions ,well more then a few ,I could have looked all the questions up and got all 10,but I didnt want to cheat ,maybe we all won ,depending on where we all live ,we can rent a bus ,and go across country singing songs and cursing out abc for canceling our soaps .I miss all my children and michael e knight to.

Bren
Bren

Congrats to whomever won! I’m curious what the answers were…

barbara t
barbara t

who is the winner? did I sleep through that announcement to?I was wondering if I should pack a bag or not just in case it was me .I know the person who won had 48 hours to get in touch,that was 7 days ago,Im just curious.

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

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

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

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

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

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

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

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