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  1. CHiPS aired in the 3:00 PM timeslot from April-September 1982. Fantasy- a combination American game show and human-interest show co-hosted by Peter Marshall and Leslie Uggams aired in the timeslot from September 1982 to October 1983. It was replaced by The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour from October 1983 to July 1984 when Santa Barbara debuted.
  2. The ratings from 5/83 to 6/83 show where Days of our Lives and Another World finally start to rise in the ratings after disastrous ratings in the early 80s. Days was heavily featuring the Marlena and Roman pairing and about to introduce Hope and Bo as a future supercouple. The ratings rose from a 5.3 to 6.8 in one month. After 12 years, Another World fired long time executive producer Paul Rauch and replaced him with Guiding Light's executive producer Allen Potter. AW was about to kick off the Alma Rudder murder mystery and was reuniting Mac and Rachel before their August double wedding with Sandy and Blaine. The ratings rose from a 4.2 to 5.5 in one month.
  3. Courtney was good in 1984-85, TPTB just didn't give her a lot to do. Her best material was right before she left the show in 1985 when she was Rachel's doctor after she was shot and had amnesia. Rachel wanted nothing to do with Mac when she had amnesia, even moving out of the Cory mansion. TPTB should have revisited the Mac/Alice relationship at this time with an Alice/Mac/Rachel triangle. Instead, they wrote Courtney off the show. TPTB missed a tremendous opportunity.
  4. Why was CBS so quick to get rid of Search for Tomorrow? Based on the late 1981-82 ratings, SFT ratings were on par with its lead-in As the World Turns, sometimes even getting better ratings than ATWT. CBS really mishandled this situation. I can't believe that P&G was too happy having ATWT being the lowest rated soap on CBS either, or Another World's steep decline and the expensive flop that Texas became on NBC during this same time period.
  5. I think it would have faired better had it stayed on CBS between ATWT and GL than it did on NBC. It probably would have lasted until B&B premiered. If the ratings were good, there may not have been a B&B.
  6. During this time was the Soni/Solita multiple personality storyline with Will Jeffries. They were looking to cash in on the Lewis fortune, and Jeffries kidnapped Marah, and later married Mindy Lewis before falling off a cliff to his death. The story was convoluted, and both Soni/Solita and Will Jeffries were suddenly gone from the show after eating up a large amount of screen time. Rick Bauer became engaged to Fletcher's sister, Dr. Meredith Reade. Meredith had a fling with Phillip and became pregnant with his baby. Rick was suspicious that the baby was not his, and Meredith had a miscarriage and left town. This caused a rift in Rick and Phillip's relationship. Also, Reva and Billy's son Dylan arrived in Springfield, got Harley pregnant. Reva was also pregnant and after her delivery suffered from post-partum depression and drove her car off a bridge in the Florida Keys when Kim Zimmer left the show.. The combination of characters eating up storytime then leaving the show, the repetition of the pregnancy plot device, and Kim Zimmer leaving is what probably contributed to the ratings drop in 1989-90.
  7. The following are from Another World: Victoria Wyndham- Rachel Cory Hutchins, Justine Duvalier Tom Eplin- Jake McKinnon, Bunny Eberhardt, Doris Pepperdine Stephen Schnetzer- Cass Winthrop, Krystal Lake, Rex Allingham Ellen Wheeler, Anne Heche, and Jensen Buchanan- Marley and Vicky Joe Morton- Dr. Abel Marsh, Leo Mars Eric Morgan Stuart- Chris Madison, The Love Lady John Aprea- Lucas, Alexander Nikos Lewis Arlt- David Thatcher, Ken Jordan Doris Belack- Madge Murray, Nora Simpson Roberts Blossom- Bert Ordway, Sven Petersen John Bolger- Dr. Alton Spader, Gabe McNamara Carla Borelli- Reena Bellman Cook, Barbara Van Arkdale J. Kenneth Campbell- Yohann/Herman Ludwig, Jordan Scott Gary Carpenter- Ray Gordon, Michael Bauer John Considine- Reginald Love, Vic Hastings Elizabeth Franz- Alma Rudder, Belia Pirenko Ed Fry- Mayoral candidate Chandler Haines, Adam Cory Sofia Landon Geier- Donna Love, Jennifer Thatcher Robert Gentry- Detective Craig Morris, Philip Lyons Christine Jones- Janice Frame, Amy Cushing Robert Kelker-Kelly- Shane Roberts, Sam Fowler David Andrew MacDonald- Jordan Stark, David Halliday Beverlee McKinsey- Iris Wheeler, Emma Frame Ordway Lenka Peterson- Helen D'Angelo, Marie Fenton Peter Ratray- Christophe Boudreau, Quentin Ames
  8. You can download the Scannable app https://apps.apple.com/us/app/evernote-scannable/id883338188 It is very easy to use and works with iPhones and iPads. You simply take a picture of the document you want to scan and Email it to yourself.
  9. There is a tremendous difference between 1981-82 and 1983-84. Part of the difference was the switch in producers from Paul Rauch to Allen Potter. By 1981-82, Rauch was beginning to outstay his welcome after making AW a success in the 70s. In Spring 1983, Potter was transferred from GL to AW. Potter was AW's original producer in 1964. I think he greatly improved the show, and it was very watchable during his tenure in 1983-84. I wish he hadn't retired at the end of 1984. In 1985, AW would again lose its way under producer Stephen Schenckel, and we were back to 1981-82 all over again in terms of storylines.
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    The Flintstones are coming to MeTV on September 30th- 59 years to the day that they premiered on ABC. The Flintstones will air at 6 PM. https://www.tvinsider.com/803489/the-flintstones-tv-return-metv/
  11. Loving these articles @vetsoapfan ! By chance do you have any articles on the P & G soap changes in 1980-81, where P & G got rid of veteran stars on all of their shows and revamped the themes and credits for all of their shows in an attempt to compete with the "hipper" ABC soaps that were stealing viewers from the P & G shows. I imagine that in pre-Internet days, that longtime P & G fans were not happy with all these changes.
  12. Interesting to note in the Publisher's Memo was that reruns of The Love Boat, The Jeffersons, and Alice were pulling in higher ratings than many of the soaps during 1980. An early precursor of things to come later on as soaps would be canceled as fans tuned to a multitude of cable channels and the Internet for their daily entertainment. Also, did NBC heavily promote Texas before its debut with print, radio, and nighttime TV commercials? Did it receive as much promotion as the Editor's Note states?
  13. How long into Texas' run did they change the show's logo? The logo in these early episodes looks very amateurish compared to the Texas flag blowing in the wind with the gold Texas script lettering.
  14. From July 1980 to November 1980, Another World went from a 7.8 to a 5.6 rating. In the December 1980 ratings, Texas bumped AW out of the top 10. Days and AW had a total ratings collapse. Also, I never knew that TEXAS ever beat AW in the ratings.
  15. Yes, it was awful writing. AW could have utilized SORASED Cory and Jeanne Ewing and Kevin Thatcher along with teens Matthew and Josie in 1988. Remember the brother and sister, Kevin (how ironic) and Tracy Julian, who were involved in the Matthew and Josie in the teen chat line storyline. Tracy was played by future 90210 star Gabrielle Carteris. The show even introduced a father for Kevin and Julian named Frank. He was played by John Spencer who would later go on to success on The West Wing. Later in 1988, AW cast Luke Perry (90210) as Kenny a frat boy who was a border at the Frame family farm who liked Josie. The roles of Kenny and Kevin Julian could have easily been a SORASED Kevin Thatcher or Cory Ewing.
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