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  1. Victoria Rowell wrote a memoir, The Women Who Raised Me (2007), and two "novels", Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva (2010) and The Young and the Ruthless: Back in the Bubbles (2013). All are excellent reads. VR's television series The Rich and the Ruthless was based on the "novels". The "novels" are the closest we're going to get to a tell-all about the Bell shows. Those of us who have read the "novels" and are regular viewers of Y&R/B&B will recognize the characters/situations. Other excellent daytime drama memoirs are Not Young, Still Restless (2012) by Jeanne Cooper (RIP) and I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama (2017) by Eric Braeden.
  2. If Days is on the air as of Monday April 27, 2020, it will move past As the World Turns and become the third longest running daytime drama on US network television.
  3. I'm watching the Fall 1993 episodes and I can see signs of the worst elements of JFP that have been discussed numerous times in various threads. Even though it's a bit of a chore to get through the episodes, I'll continue until Nancy Curlee leaves the writing team, which is sometime in the beginning of 1994. I know the rest of 1994 and onward isn't very good, despite JFP leaving in May 1995.
  4. I've always wondered if Robert Calhoun left by his own choice and now I know. Thanks Khan
  5. I wonder if this Jack/Traci book project is going to lead up to a Jack-focused episode for Peter Bergman's 30th anniversary in November.
  6. @Khan @BetterForgotten I also rank Wes Kenney #1. He's really the one that laid all the groundwork for Y&R as we've known it for the last 35 years.
  7. How does this board rank Y&R's big three producers: John Conboy, H. Wesley Kenney, Ed Scott.
  8. Yesterday (Sept. 22) was the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Family Matters. I'm sure that the 1990s kids/teens here have lots of memories of the show 😊

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      I enjoyed the first few years, as I loved Telma Hopkins and I grew to like most of the others. I faded out after the first 3-4 seasons. 

    2. BetterForgotten

      BetterForgotten

      I hated all those Miller-Boyett shows, even as a kid. So damn over the top and sugary sweet. I wanted to to go bling and deaf whenever try tried a "serious" scene with the moopey background music all those shows would use. 

  9. Jennifer, Katherine, Vanessa, Stephanie were all similar in character. Bill Bell certainly liked the messy matriarchs.
  10. If no body was shown, Victor's not dead.
  11. I remember a Bill Bell interview where he mentioned CBS approached him around 1977 about having a second show on the network's daytime lineup. If a second Bell show was ready to air in 1977 instead of 1987, I wonder where it would've gone on the lineup. I don't think Search for Tomorrow was in cancel territory in 1977 and I read elsewhere that Love of Life made a bit of a comeback ratings wise during the mid 1970s. I know CBS expanded Guiding Light to one hour in 1977 so the half hour that went to GL may have gone to a second Bell show instead. What are your thoughts on Capitol? In my mind B&B was the intended replacement for Search for Tomorrow, Capitol was a placeholder/time filler until B&B was ready. It's hard to believe that B&B has had a longer run on CBS than Search for Tomorrow did.
  12. I suspect CBS wanted something more glamorous to compete w/ ABC. If Y&R wasn't in transition mode during the early 1980s, maybe Bill Bell would have had a second show ready for CBS by 1982.
  13. Nancy Curlee leaves the writing team at end of 1993 or beginning of 1994, correct? I know JFP remains as EP until May 1995.
  14. That's attempted murder. When Victor finds out, he's so gonna wipe the floor w/ Adam and Phyllis. Expect him to be dressed all in black when said floor wiping occurs 🤣
  15. Limited to daytime drama lineups that were in place from 1980 to now and were set for 5 or more consecutive years. CBS The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, As the World Turns, Guiding Light: March 23, 1987-September 18, 2009; 22 years, 179 days The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful: September 20, 2010-present ABC All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital: October 6, 2003-September 23, 2011; 7 years, 352 days General Hospital: January 16, 2012-present Ryan's Hope, All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital, The Edge of Night: December 1, 1975-June 24, 1983; 7 years, 205 days Loving, All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital: January 16, 1989-November 10, 1995; 6 years, 298 days Port Charles, All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital: June 2, 1997-October 3, 2003; 6 years, 123 days General Hospital's solo airing will top the ABC list on Monday January 6, 2020. NBC Days of our Lives: September 10, 2007-present Days of our Lives, Passions: January 3, 2000-September 7, 2007; 7 years, 247 days Top 5 Overall The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, As the World Turns, Guiding Light Days of our Lives The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital General Hospital General Hospital's solo airing will move to 4th place on Monday January 6, 2020.
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