Who is this returned character?
Joshua Shayne Lewis
Son of SuperCouple Josh and Reva (aka Jeva).
Very close to his sister Marah.
Fell in love with his high school sweetheart Marina Cooper
Shayne spent childhood without his Mom. Reva suffered a severe case of postpartum depression and drove her car off a bridge and was presumed dead.
He was shocked when she came back from the dead years later!
Shayne and Marah watched they're parents get married a divorce a couple of
It's cold out and everyone is getting snowed in.....
There is a knock at the door. Reva and Josh answer. Reva screams, "Shayne!"
Shayne walks in ,"Hi guys."
Josh hugs him, "Son! What are you doing here?"
"I'm in town. I wanted to surprise you!"
Reva is in tears, "I can't believe it's you!"
"It is Mom it's me. I'm home."
Reva and Josh smile at their son.
Vanessa and Billy are sitting on the couch.
Vanessa is worried, "Where is Maureen?"
Their Son is Back!
Shayne is back in Springfield.
But is this a sign for Josh and Reva?
What is Shayne hiding?
There Daughter is missing!
Maureen's life is on the line!
Will she see her next birthday?
Stick with Finding The Light to see what comes next!
IT'S A SPAULDING!
Ric Hearst makes his triumphant return to Springfield as Alan Michael Spaulding next month! His stay is said to be short term but FTL plans to extend it. He is going to be involved in Spauling Drama and cause problems for Frank. Second Chance for Bonilla!!
EJ Bonilla returns as Rafe Rivera. The character is going to have a fresh start. He is rumored to be paired with Maureen who is now being played by Bonnie Dennison (ex Daisy). But there is nothing for sure. He is p
It's a snowy day in Springfield...
Maureen is in a department store. She promised Dinah she'd be home soon. It's her birthday! She is wearing a bracelet that was her mother's. She is buying a new purse. She walks outside. She drops she drops her cell phone and it rolls down the steps behind a building. Maureen goes to get. She soon here's foot steps.
Josh is moving his stuff out. Reva walks in, "Oh Billy. I need your help..." She realizes Josh is there, "Oh
It's an eventful evening in Springfield and everyone has something to reveal.....
Josh walks in. Olivia smiles, "What did Rick want?"
"So you wanted to tell me someting."
"Before Rick came..."
"Oh yes." He sits her down.
"Josh is everything okay?"
"Olivia. I think it's time we took the next step in our relationship."
"Let's move in together."
Beth is angry, "You get the hell out of my house
The Daughter That Almost Was!
They tried to keep her but she was ripped out of they're arms.
Now could they get her back?!
And if so will Baby Sydney reunite Gus and Harley?
The Daughter That Might Not Be!
Rick and Beth are happy with they're baby!
But now Alan isn't giving up!
Is he the father!?! What does this mean for Beth and Rick?
Stick with Finding The Light to see what happens next!
Coming To FTL
Zach Roerig joins the cast in February! It hasn't been said his character's name but is rumored to be a returning character.
Arielle Renwart (ex Leah) joins FTL as a new character named Vi! She is said to be a hell raiser that arrives soon.
It's an intense afternoon.....
Olivia and Josh are kissing on the couch.
Olivia smiles, "Josh are you happy?"
"Uh.. Yes of course. Why?"
"I don't know. I just feel like something isn't right."
"Actually there is something I wanted to talk to you about.."
A knock at the door. Olivia answers. Rick is standing there, "Josh can I talk to you please?"
Josh walks out in the hall, "What's all of this about?"
"Josh I need your help. I need you to get your neice out of town.
A dramatic evening in Springfield
Mindy is holding Bertha, "Oh sweetie, I'm not doing this to hurt you. But I don't believe your mother. I'll find the truth. I promise." She kisses the baby on the head, sits her down and leaves.
There is a knock at the door. Olivia answers, "Hey Mel."
Mel has Leah's ipod, "Hi. I brought this for Leah."
"Oh you can come in."
"Thank you." Mel walks in.
"The girls are in the other room watching a movie. Can I get you a d
A nice Springfield afternoon.
Rick answers the door, "Mel hey."
Mel steps in, "Hi Rick."
"She's at a sleep over at Emma Lewis's home."
"Oh that's nice. What brings you by?"
"I told her that I would bring her ipod that she left her."
Mel looks at a family picture, "Oh Rick she's beautiful."
"Oh the baby. You haven't seen her yet have you."
"No, but Leah adores her."
"Yeah well so do I. You know Mel you can have this too."
It is a secretive afternoon in Springfield.
Bill backs up, "Oh Olivia. Hey."
Olivia is serious, "Hello Bill. How's my daughter?"
Ava speaks up, "I'm fine, now could you leave?"
Olivia looks over at Bill, "Really is this who you are now?"
"Olivia I am not trying to hurt you."
"Well you're doing a very good job. I'll see you in court." Olivia storms out.
Bill goes after her but Ava grabs his arm, "Bill. Come on forget about her. She'll be out of our hair soon enough."
It's a joyful afternoon in Springfield
Bill walks in with Ava, "What are you showing me?"
"Bill wait right here." Ava grabs a key from the front desk.
They go to the basement. Ava turns on the lights, "Ta da!"
She reveals the bar that has been built.
"Ava, what is this?"
"It's a bar."
"Isn't there one upstairs?"
"Yeah well this is a different one. More of a club for young people like us."
"Well I'm not as young as you."
"What's this place called?"
It is 2008! Springfield is already feeling the changes
The Country Club:
Gus is swinging Natalia around. They are celebrating the engagement.
Natalia steps away, "Wait a minute. We need to slow down okay? This is going really fast!"
"Sorry I'm just so excited!"
"I know me too. But I'm going to go home and call Rafe."
"I'll come too."
"No. You stay here. Meet me there later okay?" Natalia kisses him goodbye and walks off.
Gus goes to try and catch up with her and runs into Harley, "H
Springfield is all set to bring in the new year. Citizens reflect on the past and wonder about the future.
Gus and Natalia are at a table, "Nick I've never been to a place like this before."
"Well I mean it's different sure. But I think it's nice."
"Well of course. When I'm with you everything is nice."
Alan walks over and holds his hand out, "Natalia may I have this dance?"
Natalia is surprised.
Gus is angered.
There is a big party at Towers. Blake is th
What to expect in 2008!
Episodes will air on Monday and Friday
Marah/Jeffrey/Reva/Josh/Olivia/Bill/Ava: Cassie's death has hit Reva hard and Jeffrey tries to help her through it but she is getting pulled towards Josh.
Marah gets hope for staying in town. Josh is trying to be there for Olivia but he and Reva can't break their bond. Olivia has some problems to work out and Bill might be her only hope.
Bill begins to see Ava's true colors. Ava finds a new partner in crime so to speak.
Christmas time in Springfield. The town tries to have a special holiday with the families.
Spaulding Mansion: Gus and Alexandra walk in on Christmas morning to see all of the decorations. Alex is surprised, "Well this is new."
Gus gives Natalia a kiss, "Yep. Thanks Nat."
Natalia hangs up more decorations, "Well I can't take all of the credit. Alan helped."
Gus is surprised. Alex chuckles, "Alan? I can just picture him baking gingerbread men to sit out for Santa!" Alex and Gus have a laugh.
Jeva's Son Returns!
Shayne Lewis finally returns to FTL! The character is son of Reva Shayne and Josh Lewis. The actor is going to be played by daytime emmy nominated Michael Graziadei. The return was mentioned in Sept. but got post poned. He returns by the end of January and is going to have a big SL.
It's a very sad time in Springfield. Most of the town is at the church. Mourning the death of Cassandra Layne Winslow.
The Church: Reva and Jeffrey are sitting in the church, "I just can't believe she gone Jeffrey."
"Yeah I know sweetie."
"I mean, we fought a lot latley but I still loved her." Reva cries, "What am I going to do without my little sister."
Josh walks in with Olivia. Olivia can see he's upset, "Hey you okay?"
Josh's mind is somewhere else, "Huh, oh yeah I guess. RJ is on his
Old Actress New Character!?!
Bonnie Dennison is back! But not as Susan "Daisy" Lemay. The actress did a great job in the brief time she played Daisy. She has been brought on to play an aged Maureen Reardon!
A move like this hasn't been made since Bethany Joy Lenz was cast as Michelle after playing Reva's teenage clone.
Look for her at the end of the year. Expect to see her interact with Maeve Kinkead and Kurt McKinney. But she will share most of her scenes with Rob Bogue and Gina
It is an average day in Springfield and no one is aware of the horrible news about to hit!
Towers: Bill and Ava are eating, "So Ava, how is it working at Spaulding?"
"Well I like it. The money's good and I kind of like being a part in this big buisness."
"Like mother like daughter."
Ava looks down at her plate.
"Oh, sorry Ava. That didn't come out the way I planned. I just can't believe you're Olivia's child. I guess it just takes some getting used to."
"It's okay. I'm just worried about
FTL has missed episodes so please try and catch up.
A huge SL starts so please read.
NEWS: As of 2008 FTL will be airing 2 episodes a week!
Of course this next week will be filled with a few episodes but we will get on track soon!
Thanks to everyone for getting the boards running again!
Sarah Brown is now playing the role of Mallet's little sister Julie Camaletti. The role is brief but will be a major SL.
Marnie Schulenburg is in the role of Susan Lemay.
Kane Manera is back as Mark Guillespie. Expect to see him shake things up for everything in Springfield and reveal some shocking surprises.
They are all on the current episode 12!
It is night. Most of the town is celebrating the wedding.
Towers: Mallet takes his little sister Julie over to a table, "What are you doing here sweetie?"
Julie smiles at him, "Oh Tony, I wasn't here for your last wedding but I came her for this one. I've missed you."
Dinah is standing with her mother and Billy, "So that's Julie?"
Vanessa looks over, "Oh yes. You never met her did you?"
"No she was in town while I was at school. Mallet doesn't talk about her. Billy do you know her?"
The Town is busy. Outside the Church reads, “The Marler Mallet Wedding!”
The Church: The men are all getting ready for the wedding. Frank helps Mallet get together, “Hey man you got your vows?”
Mallet grabs a paper from the table, & “Yeah here. Thanks I almost forgot.”
“Well you did forget but that’s why I am your best man.”
Gus walks in, & “You guys getting ready?”
“Yeah come on in man.”
Gus is putting on his jacket, “So you nervous?”
Bill walks in wearing his t
Hope you can add some more.
My next contribution is Dear John on NBC.
In the 1998/89 season it took Night Court's 9.30 pm Thurs slot following Cheers. Cheers was # 4 and Dear John a respectable #11.
In it's 2nd season it kept the 9.30 pm slot till mid season when it was replaced by Grand. I believe NBC was under pressure from Carsey/Werner productions to place their new show in that plum slot (they supplied Cosby and A Different World)
Dear John got moved to Wed 9.30 following Night Court. It finished #17 for the season but that average was bumped up from the Thurs showings.
In 90/91 it retained the 9.30pm Wed slot but now followed a new show Fanelli Boys.
Wed 9-10 Wk 1 1990/91 season
ABC Doogie Howser #8
CBS Jake and the Fatman # 25
NBC fanelli Boys #42/Dear John # 52
Fanelli flopped and NBC moved Dear John to 9pm. By Jan 1990 Night Court was back to 9pm and Dear John was back to 9.30 before being shunted to 10.30 Saturday. It's overall ranking was #50
For it's final season it was given the 9pm Fri timeslot but was moved to 9.30 . It ranked #77.
So it only worked with a strong lead in - timeslot hit.
1978/79 Mini Series Ratings
1. Roots Next Generation ABC 30.1/45
2. Pearl ABC 28.6/45
3. Roots (R) ABC 25.4/42
4. Backstairs at the White House NBC 25.0/37
5. Ike ABC 24.7/40
6. Little Women NBC 22.6/34
7. The Word CBS 21.2/33
8. Jesus of Nazareth (R) NBC 21.2/33
9. The Chisolms CBS 21.1/35
10. Blind Ambition CBS 20.5/34
11. The Best Place to Be NBC 20.2/34
12. A Woman Called Moses NBC 19.9/32
13. Centennial NBC 19.5/30
14. From Here to Eternity NBC 18.9/30
15. Mr Horn CBS 18.5/29
16. The Sacketts NBC 17.5/30
17. Greatest Heroes of the Bible NBC 17.4/28
18. The Critical List NBC 17.0/27
19. The Pirate CBS 15.4/25
20. Moses the Lawgiver CBS (R) 15.4/30
21. Women in White NBC 14.0/23
22. Studs Lonegan NBC 14.0/23
23. A Man Called Intrepid NBC 12.5/21
24. Hanging by a Thread NBC 12.4/21
25. The Innocent and The Damned (rpt) NBC 12.4/23
26. The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (R) NBC 10.3/18
27. Wheels NBC (R) 10.0/18
NBC showing the most mini series for the least return.
The Innocent and The Damned was a new title for Aspen. Maybe they thought people would be fooled into watching a rerun.
The Wheels rerun was truncated due to dreadful ratings. Originally all 5 episodes were going to be shown, but after dire ratings for ep 1 and 2, they showed a summary of eps 3&4 before playing the final episode.
Bit hard to play that when Paul has been gone for years, but yes beforehand their connection was downplayed.
With Paul isolated because of LLB's absence they could have easily played up a lonely Paul leaning on Lauren.
Write in some issues that would cause friction b/w Lauren and Micheal and bingo! Paul and Lauren could be tempted.
Yes that relationship should have remained stronger over the years.
To my way of thinking a show can only be classified as a timeslot hit if it is moved out of a timeslot it is rating well in, and doesn't perform as expected/hoped for in the new timeslot.
That discounts a lot of shows that get moved at the end of their lifespan. I would put Hotel in that category along with other examples like Falcon Crest and Trapper John, which after several successful seasons were falling in the ratings and basically moved elsewhere to finish their runs.
Had Hotel been moved in Season 3 and bombed then its status as a timeslot hit would be proven.
Looking forward to your response!