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Y&R To Celebrate The 40th Anniversary of Eric Braeden With Three Special Episodes

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There will be quite the celebration in store for fans of The Young and the Restless, and its iconic star, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman).

Braeden, has reached the 40 year milestone with the top-rated CBS daytime drama.  To honor Eric and his Genoa City alter-ego, Victor Newman, the show will air three consecutive days of special episodes beginning on Tuesday February 18th through Thursday February 20th.

Victor first appeared on the Y&R canvas back on February 8th, 1980.  During the three days of special episodes, viewers will be treated to retro clips from memorable episodes during Braeden’s impressive 40-year run.

The festivities kick-off on the Feb 18th installment, when Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) hosts a glamorous gala to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Victor’s company, Newman Enterprises. In addition to the Newman family, the gala will be attended by familiar faces from Victor’s past and present! Returning for the celebration are Victor’s grandson, Noah Newman (Robert Adamson), his first wife, Julia (Meg Bennett), and Victor’s brother, Matt Miller, played by Robert Parucha, who originated the role in 1985.

In a statement on his 40th anniversary with Y&R,  Eric offered up: “I am enormously grateful to the writers and my fellow actors, and most importantly to Bill Bell.”

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Looking forward to the episodes in honor of Eric Braeden’s 40th anniversary as Victor? Comment below.  But first check out some clips from the upcoming episodes!

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Soaphound
Soaphound

I am looking forward to this, especially the return of Robert Adamson as Noah. I think it shameful that a character in a core family like Newman can’t be given airtime or a story! They need to bring Adamson back and dump Theo, nuChance, Tessa and her scruffy Himbo, and EVERYONE related to Amanda’s previous life. Congrats and thanks to Eric Braeden for many thrilling and professional years..and a terrific autobiography.

Momo
Momo

And I think pairing up Theo and Lola is a huge mistake. They really don’t have ties to anyone else on the show. So Theo is related to the Abbots, but just recently. Lola’s brother Ray is on the show, but he’s expendable. When Lola was married to Kyle, she had an anchor. Now she doesn’t.

I wish Theo would leave altogether.

Not totally loving nuChance. Don’t like Tanner. What is the point of him? I get to take Tessa on tour, but the scenes in the airplane are ridiculous. And if he takes her on tour, why do we keep seeing them?

Soaphound
Soaphound

I’m in agreement, Momo. I’ve nothing against new characters. But this recent spate just don’t click for me. Tanner, Tessa, nuChance, Amanda and her ex, and especially Theo just don’t have it. Meanwhile, we have a terrific recast Adam with too much airtime and the returns of Traci, Kevin, Chloe… and they get dribbles. The balance is off.

Momo
Momo

Yes, give Kevin and Chloe more story!

SZima
SZima

Just one episode would be MORE than enough! Why the heck do we need three???

There have been other actors on their soaps for 40+ years, and they didn’t get that kind of celebration!
It’s really kind of nauseating!

I can take only so much of the sanctimonious Mustache!!!

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

I agree. Enough with the dedication shows already. They need to clean up the mess they have now and get on with. As a long time fan of Sharon Case, I am interested in seeing how this story will play out. But a three show dedication to Victor Newman who spends his time doing whatever the hell wants and getting away with it, enough is enough. Getting back to Sharon Case, I am not being morbid or anything like that, I am just saying that she is a terrific actress and she can handle anything that comes her way. Like I said before, they need to bring the Fenmores out of hiding, and start focusing on them more, and bring back Gloria as well. What it boils down to is fresh faces and fresh stories. Time will tell I guess.

Soaphound
Soaphound

It’s almost funny, isn’t it? If the Baldwins, Fishers, or Williams families actually GOT a story, they’d be newbies to many viewers. Not sure whether to laugh or cry!

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Oh, I’m so glad I’m not the only person who feels this way. So many people are quick to point out how wrong it is to glorify GH’s Sonny, who is a mobster, but Victor gets a pass for all he does. Victor’s destructive behavior is not the same as killing people in the mob but the emotional violence he inflicts is just as devastating. Congrats to Mr. Braeden, but celebrating this toxic character over three episodes is more than I will be able to take. Glad to have been warned!

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

Sonniorsolita and others,
I so agree and thank God for not having had a father like Papa Newman who loves saying that his family comes first. Again, the other day lying to Victoria about Billy and Samantha. If you ask me he loves himself more than anyone else. Being the great V.N, he can beat the drum and blow his own horn at the same time, as this is really what he does best. After 40 years experience, he’s a one man band!

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

I totally agree, especially after reading his horrible tweets about our US President.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

Nice. However, it leads me to wonder what did Doug Davidson get on his 40th anniversary playing Paul Williams? Not much is my guess.

Kay
Kay

Doug was treated pretty badly awful actually he was hurt and unfortunately he took to Twitter and I guess powers that be did not like that ! EB is the only character on Y&R who can be nasty on twitter lol ! Noah should have come back for the story concerning his mother so maybe he is finally one would hope .

Kat
Kat

Eric deserves a whole year of episodes!

Momo
Momo

Wow! Should be fun.

So did Victor start Newman Enterprises before Eric started on Y&R?

Kay
Kay

No he was brought to town by Katherine to run Chancellor industries he was a total jealous bad guy then he treated first wife Julia horrible I was very young but remember that

Soaphound
Soaphound

You know, Kay, I’ve heard Eric Braeden himself say that he considers Victor basically a villain. It’s surprising how many are still surprised when he misbehaves.

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

No, I’m dreading three days dedicated to this.

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Kelly Ripa Shares Her Grief and Remembrances of John Callahan on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’

There was always something special about the wonderful actors and the cast pictured here from ABC’s All My Children.  After all, this is where Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) met her husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) and where Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) met her ex-husband John Callahan (Ex-Edmund).

Then, over this past weekend this family picture from Pine Valley was forever changed, when the soap world was rocked by the news that John Callahan passed away at only 66/

Heartbreaking remembrances poured in on social media …. and none more so than from Eva LaRue, who also shares a daughter with John, named Kaya.  Eva and Kaya rushed to John’s bedside where he has been put on life-support following a reported massive stroke.

Now on Monday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, which is being done remotely from the hosts individual hosts due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Ripa shared her grief over the loss of her dear friend John Callahan with Ryan.

Kelly said “I had a really a bad weekend this weekend.  A very dear friend of mine for many, many years, almost 30 years, passed away over the weekend. He was a great actor, a really good friend. One of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He was the ex-husband of my first-born son’s godmother, Eva LaRue. His name was John Callahan. He was 66 years old—way too young to be taken from us.”

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Ripa went on to to tell her co-host: “A gentleman of, I mean, Ryan, you two would have loved each other. He would say the funniest things and we were all going through our brains about all of the funny, like the funny ‘Callahan-isms’ over the years. He was just one of these guys and you know and he just died way too soon. His daughter and my daughter are good friends, they’re the same age and I just want everyone to know, Eva and Kaya, that we are thinking of you and we are just so sad and so devastated. So, I apologize in advance if I seem out of it. I really actually am, I’m terribly out of it. You know, forgive me for it.”

Watch Kelly discuss the death of John Callahan with Ryan Seacrest below.  Then share your thoughts on what Ripa had to share and more on the loss of John Callahan via the comment section.

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‘The Talk’, Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall Daytime Shows Return with New Episodes or Content Via a Stay at Home Remedy

While the daytime dramas are still not back in production due to the coronavirus pandemic; morning and afternoon talk shows are finding a way to deliver new episodes or some new content to inject into previously aired shows.

CBS’ The Talk returns today on Monday March 30 with the hosts doing their thing from their homes.  The series has a temporary new name as well The Talk@Home

According to Deadline: The ladies of The Talk: Sharon Osbourne, Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond will be live using Zoom technology – allowing all of them plus their guests to be featured on screens together while in separate locations.  The Talk staff will also continue to work remotely.  Guests for this week will include: Wayne Brady, Sean Hayes, Terry Crews, Broke stars Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette, Dr Oz and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.

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In addition, syndicated freshmen hits The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Tamron Hall show will both feature new content filmed by their hosts while they have been quarantined at home during the pandemic

Clarkson, who is Montana with her family will add some home segments to air on the daily broadcast.  The Kelly Clarkson Show has been airing original episodes that had been filmed before the production shutdowns. (Many had been previously  preempted). The week of April 6, the show had announced plans to air some new original episodes plus newly filmed content from Montana.

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Also beginning today, Tamron Hall will have new content focused on the latest with COVID-19, and that will be followed by encore segments from previously aired episodes of her talk show.

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So, glad to hear that the daytime talk shows are imploring technology to continue to try to bring viewers updated and new features, content and episodes? Comment below.

 

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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