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Z100 NYC Premiere Of AMC & OLTL: Slezak, Bleu, Archer, McClain & Kaye Talk Contracts, Racy Content & Being No Longer Daytime!

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Courtesy/Z100

Last evening in New York City the promotional train continued for the upcoming online premiere of All My Children and One Life to Live when hit radio station Z100 presented it’s own first showing of the first episodes of AMC and OLTL and conducted a Q&A with five of the series stars: One Life’s Erika Slezak (Viki), Melissa Archer (Natalie) and Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey) and All My Children’s Cady McClain (Dixie) and Thorsten Kaye (Zach)!

During the Q&A, which was hosted by Danielle Monaro and Bethany Watson from “Elvis Duran and the z100 Morning Show”,  (Watson makes an appearance on next Thursday’s episode of One Life in scenes with Robin Strasser’s Dorian) the gals asked some very good questions to the soap star panel including the question of how long they are contracted with the show and if they do indeed have contracts to which six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak responded,  “I think they’re all for one year because the deal with the union is only for a year right now.  Our SAG-AFTRA union made a deal for one year and they said that in one year if this goes, then we will talk about it again. And, I’m sure they will renegotiate, but they wanted to make sure everything was on the up and up this year.”  Corbin Bleu seemed to quietly intimate that his contract may not be for as long, during the Q&A session.

Racier content and having more leeway on shows on the Internet was also a hot topic posed to the actors who all seem to agree that the racy content in the new AMC and OLTL comes out of character and plot and is not feeling at this point, at all just thrown in or gratuitous.   Melissa Archer related a story how she grieved when One Life was cancelled by ABC, and still wanted to be called “Natalie”, and Erika Slezak ended the festivities by letting the audience and the hosts know the latest slogan of the reboot, “We’re no longer Daytime, We’re Anytime!”

Watch the z100 AMC and OLTL stars on the panel from last night’s event, after the jump! Then, let us know what you thought about the contract talks, the edgier content coming you way, and the two soaps moving into their new home online on Monday!

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Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I think that is awesome! I can not wait for Monday!!! Thanks Michael for all the articles!!

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I feel they will make it sexy spicy and very modern/talk at first to hook in the younger generation, and then later it will even out and go more low-key..

heyyy its show business and they do use hookem in gimmicks 🙂

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I’m so excited. This is a wonderful video. Thank you for posting it. Everyone looks fantastic. I love their enthusiasm about the sets and scripts and direction of the shows. Kassie DePaiva said in one of the earlier promos the returns are just this side of a miracle. She is so right.

We’re Anytime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If the shows are a success will there be raises when its time to renew contracts? It just seems that some stars would want more money eventually…maybe not all but a few. What if some dont resign because they want more money? Sounds like Corbin might be a temp for now but they can always extend his contract…it feels like he could be a more important character to the show as David Vickers son? Hope to check it out at the library sometime next week with my husband and friend Jim.(we all use his computer but its browser doesnt support… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

It could be that Tea is still pregnant and she was in the baby’s room missing Todd ((TSJ)) and just lost it?? I don’t remember them showing her belly in the clip….

Kim
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Kim

Sounds possible…especially after i rewatched the preview.

heidi
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heidi

Thanks Michael!!! Can’t wait!!!

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Jimh

It seems to me all the ad compaigns for these shows and word of mouth may prove abc didnt do any s

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Lisa Postles

Great interviews! Yey!!!

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Al

“Corbin Bleu seemed to quietly intimate that his contract may not be for as long, during the Q&A session.”

Sounds like Corbin’s character is short-term. That’s too bad. But as a viewer, I suppose it’s better to know up front rather than getting too interested in a new character that the show has already decided not to keep.

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Kim Delaney on All My Children Primetime Reboot: “All They Have To Do Is Ask, and I’m There”

While Kim Delaney is currently appearing on General Hospital in the role of Jackie Templeton, and she just appeared in her new Lifetime movie, The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt of Justice, the actress revealed she would be up for appearing in the upcoming primetime revival in development of All My Children.

Delaney became soap-famous in the role of AMC’s Jenny Gardner from 1981-1984 before she was killed-off the show in the now iconic jet ski explosion.

Now even though Jenny died, Kim would be up for figuring out how the character could be resurrected or how she could take part in the primetime reboot of the ABC soap opera called, Pine Valley.

In an interview with Soaps.com, Kim shared on being part of the reboot: “All they have to do is ask, and I’m there.  Sure, Jenny died, but someone asked me the other day if we ever saw her body. So maybe she’s out there, somewhere… ”

Former All My Children stars and real-life duo, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are executive producers of Pine Valley along with Andrew Stearn.

So, would you like to see an alive and well Jenny Gardner, or some other role for Delaney, in the All My Children reboot? Comment below.

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TONIGHT: Kim Delaney Stars in Lifetime’s ‘The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice’

Make sure to catch General Hospital and former All My Children and NYPD Blue star, Kim Delaney (Jackie, GH, Ex-Jenny, AMC) tonight on Saturday, February 20th when her highly-anticipated Lifetime movie debuts beginning at 8pm EST/7pm CST which marks the cable network’s 400th original movie.

In The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice, it tells the story of Mari Gilbert’s search for the truth behind what happened to her daughter Shannan, a sometime escort who disappeared after a ‘date’ on Long Island.

After Shannan (Katharine Isabelle, Hannibal) fails to come home, her mother Mari (Delaney) knows something is terribly wrong. Pleading to police to take her concerns seriously, she keeps pushing the police for answers. Mari’s insistence that her daughter not be overlooked eventually leads to a horror hidden on Long Island for more than a decade – 19 bodies of young women discovered buried in shallow graves along Ocean Parkway in the area of Jones Beach State Park. Though the search for the killer is still ongoing, Mari’s passionate dedication to giving her daughter and other forgotten women a voice, and the attention they deserve, has kept the case alive with hopes of a breakthrough soon. The movie not only follows a mother’s tireless search for the truth, but it also digs deep into the murders, including Shannan’s, that have gone unsolved for so long.

Delaney’s film, executive produced by Deborah Norville, is based off real life-events that transpired in the early 2010’s where the crimes were never solved.

In an interview with 98.1 WOGL Radio’s Glenn Kalina, Delaney shared: “There is hope in the film… but you also want an answer… what happened to all of these girls?  My character just was relentless trying to find her (daughter) or find answers where she was.  They found a bunch of other bodies, and what they learned was that they were all escorts… and then they learned there was a possible serial killer.”

Check out a promo for the movie below.

Will you be watching Kim in her starring role in The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice? Let us know in the comment section.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ Raises $130,565 For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS In Four Day Streaming Event

Last week, ABC Daytime fans were thrilled to see some of the archival footage and performances from the ABC Daytime: Salutes Broadway Cares benefit concerts by those who were once in the mighty soap programming block that included: All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. 

While only GH remains, viewers still loved seeing many of their favorites perform in the streaming event, ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which featured footage from those events that ran from 2005-2011 in front of a live audience in New York City.

The 2021 online event, which kicked-off on February 11th and streamed for four days, featured new content with daytime favorites including: Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Anthony Geary, Kelly Ripa and more, plus performances from the past benefits, and an original dance performance from Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) on the set of GH.

John Dietrich, who directed each of the ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares concerts, wrote and directed the stream. It was presented in partnership with ABC Owned Television Stations’ websites around the country with support from Good Morning America and The View.

According to Broadway World, in total, the ABC Daytime Back on Broadway event raised $130,565. The streaming total includes a matching donation of $50,000 made by Broadway Cares supporters The Dream Alliance.  Now, when combined with the seven-year run of the annual concerts, the ABC Daytime stars have raised $2,020,565 for Broadway Cares.

As part of the event week, Michael Fairman chatted with former One Life to Live star, Catherine Hickland (Ex-Lindsay Rappaport) about her performances over the years at the event, her role of Lindsay and her on-screen feud with Nora (Hillary B. Smith), and more.  You can watch it below.

What did you think of the ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway streaming event? Did you enjoy seeing the performances? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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