Is OLTL going to be a youth soap and AMC a more traditional soap?

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WTF? You make an unreliable pronouncement and anyone who disputes has their panties in a twist?

Thank you. It could be a peronal reason or Maybe Susie who hasnt written a soap in 20 years, saw that it was too much work given the shooting schedule. However to jump to the vets are being backburned is just an easy excuse

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I'm not sure one will be more youth oriented over the other, but I would love for OLTL to return to it's original roots of showcasing different socioeconomic, religious, and racial backgrounds. We should be seeing more gay, hispanic, black, asian.. even put more focus on Nora's jewish background.. and maybe focus if Matthew celebrates any jewish holidays and if his son will practice.. or if Destiny wants to focus on her religious backgound (if she is religious, that is).

I viewed All My Children in the vein of 'takes a village to raise a child'.. where the town of Pine Valley was as much of a character as the characters themselves. Maybe they can view how everyone comes together, or apart with JR.. etc.

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I agree with Soaplovers, EricMontreal22 and others. the shows appear to be going back to their roots. Maybe that's Nixon's influence--OLTL more of an edgy, urban feel and AMC more of a family, young adult vibe. I guess we'll all see in coming weeks.

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I'm not sure one will be more youth oriented over the other, but I would love for OLTL to return to it's original roots of showcasing different socioeconomic, religious, and racial backgrounds. We should be seeing more gay, hispanic, black, asian.. even put more focus on Nora's jewish background.. and maybe focus if Matthew celebrates any jewish holidays and if his son will practice.. or if Destiny wants to focus on her religious backgound (if she is religious, that is).

Ooh, those sound like great ideas!

The Horgan rumor sounds believable but it's just a rumor ... We'll know in a few months after her name isn't in the credits whether there's anything to it. Knowing who has been featured in the shooting so far doesn't tell us much because she was still writing for the material they've been shooting. It's the next 5-week block that will say more.

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It's not believable to me. Primarily because she and Racina, who are very close, have always been simpatico on those things and practically finish each other's sentences on these subjects in their many joint interviews, and also because TOLN has gone to great, great pains to highlight the vets, and their presence and story, throughout this process. I think if Horgan had walked over micromanagement, Racina would've done the same. Up until now, I believe they've been a writing team for a number of years.

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Well, better not back burn the vets. They're the main reason to tune in.

Mine too. I wanna see Clint, Viki, and Dorian so bad. Not to mention my favorite OLTL couple. Bora! :D

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It's not believable to me. Primarily because she and Racina, who are very close, have always been simpatico on those things and practically finish each other's sentences on these subjects in their many joint interviews, and also because TOLN has gone to great, great pains to highlight the vets, and their presence and story, throughout this process. I think if Horgan had walked over micromanagement, Racina would've done the same. Up until now, I believe they've been a writing team for a number of years.

It might have been a matter of him agreeing with her but feeling like he could do more within the system. She might also have agreed with his staying on to keep fighting the good fight, as it were.

But anyway, this is all speculation at this time.

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WTF? You make an unreliable pronouncement and anyone who disputes has their panties in a twist?

I am so sorry my English doesn't measure up to your standards, Melissa Archer.

Oh, wait, you're not Melissa, you're just using a picture of her in your avatar.

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Ouch!

I am guessing [at your panties-in-a-panty-twist] that you are "Susie's" son or partner?

If he were, wouldn't he be supporting your claims? I don't buy it either--the way the execs are aggressively going after the established, existing fans so far.

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About that five-year time jump: is AMC now taking place in 2016, or must we assume the events from the show's last episode on ABC occurred in 2008 (and not in 2011)?

I imagine it'll be much like when Desperate Housewives jumped five years and it was a running plot device for a while and then they kind of seemed to forget about it after a season or so.

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I imagine it'll be much like when Desperate Housewives jumped five years and it was a running plot device for a while and then they kind of seemed to forget about it after a season or so.

On soaps they often try not to be specific about years. I'm sure by New Year's Even both AMC and OLTL will have characters wearing ugly 2014 glasses.

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