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  1. January 23, 2008 Edition<HR> Stillwater, OK (January 23, 2008) -- With the return of "The Guiding Light" only a week and half away, executive producer/head writer Josh Hawkins previews a new storyline that will make waves in 2008. HOT STORY of the WEEKEffective immediately Kim Brockington returns as Dr. Felicia Boudreau in an attempt to reestablish a more diverse Springfield. "Going into 2008 I wanted to bring the Boudreau family to the forefront and showcase them," explained Hawkins. Brockington who joined "LIGHT" in May 2002 steps back into the role of Remy and Mel's mother with a crisis on her hands. Clayton Boudreau will not be returning to the "LIGHT" canvas, however. "A role was needed to open up doors so that other characters could benefit storyline wise," Hawkins confirmed. To fill that role "LIGHT" will welcome Peter Parros (ex-Ben, ATWT) to the canvas in a yet unnamed role. There is rumors that Parros' new role on "TGL" will be a recast David Grant, executives where not yet ready to confirm or deny. "Peter's arrival opens up the doors for quite a few of our characters," Hawkins shared. "He'll be first sharing scenes with Lucy Cooper-Spaulding, Harley Cooper and then will find himself involved with Brockington's Felicia." Lawrence St. Victor will bring the character of Remy Boudreau back to Springfield beginning in February. "Remy's transferred to Harvard Law School after graduation from Springfield University," says Hawkins. "Look for Felicia's crisis to hit just in time for February sweeps," smiles Hawkins.
  2. January 22, 2008 Edition<HR> Stillwater, OK (January 22, 2008) -- After a two month hiatus from SONBC, a cancellation scare and what was believed to be a network swap, the 2007 SONBC Nominated "The Guiding Light" returns just in time for sweeps! HOT STORY of the WEEKAfter a two-and-half month hiatus "LIGHT" prepares to return to the SONBC lineup in time for sweeps and a thrilling new year! Below executive producer/head writer Josh Hawkins talks about sweeps, casting news and one return that is to die for! With twelve action packed episode for February sweeps, Hawkins promises that it just a tip of the iceberg of what is to come in the coming months. "The families of Springfield are being ripped down to their very core," Hawkins says, "they have to reach rock bottom before they can come out on top and there lies the story." "LIGHT" returns to the SONBC lineup on Friday, February 1 with a special "Springfield Journal Update."
  3. BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Cassie Recast <HR> Stillwater, OK (November 9, 2007) -- As previously reported earlier this week, Laura Wright opted to leave the role she originated in 1997 as Cassie Layne Winslow. Now comes official word from executive producer that former "All My Children" and "As the World Turns" actress Cady McClain will step into the shoes of Reva's sister, beginning Monday, November 12. "We tested several actresses for the role, but it was Cady who finally won me over with her stellar chemistry with the ensemble cast," Hawkins said earlier today. McClain is a two-time Emmy-winner for her work on both, previously mentioned soaps. McClain steps into Springfield on Monday in scenes with on-screen daughter Tammy (Stephanie Gatschet.)
  4. BREAKING NEWS: Actress Opts to Leave Role <HR> Stillwater, OK (November 5, 2007) -- As "The Guiding Light" prepares for a relaunch this week comes news that veteran actress Laura Wright has opted not to renew her contract with the series. Negotiations between executives and Wright began early this summer as her contract expired at the end of August. Wright joined "GL" as stripper Cassie Layne in August of 1997. "It's hard to even consider Laura not apart of this series, however things happen and the show must continue," says executive producer Josh Hawkins. For a better part of the last year, Wright has been pulling double duty at "TGL" and "Port Charles" where she portrays Carly Corinthos. "It's understandable that Laura would want to continue where she is prominently featured in a leading capacity," Hawkins reasoned. With negotiations on-going for the last two months, executives actively auditioned and sought out a replacement for the character. "We knew this would was a possiblity and we're making adjustments accordingly," Hawkins continued. Those actresses included, Cynthia Preston (ex-Faith, GH), Jensen Buchanan (ex-Vicky, AW), Cady McClain (Rosanna, ATWT; ex-Dixie, AMC) and Nicole Forrester. The actresses tested opposite Robert Newman (Josh) and Kim Zimmer (Reva) and are slated to test with one other actor before a final casting decision is made. Stay tuned for all the details.
  5. <HR> October 19, 2007 -- "The Guiding Light" is one step closer to is one step closer to the promised relaunch. "Originally it was supposed to have been October 15," says Executive Producer Josh Hawkins, "however circumstances out of my control pushed that date back." With seventeen episodes planned including the 100th episode "LIGHT" will return to the SONBC lineup with Monday, Wednesday and Friday episodes. "There's a lot of great story coming," confirms Hawkins. "I've used the time away from the blog to create character-driven stories that are true to who the characters of Springfield are." To celebrate the 100th episode, "TGL" has planned the climax of two front burning stories. "I don' want to give anything away," Hawkins stated, but did confirm that Alley Mills and Betty Buckley will be guest appearing on the blog in unnamed roles. "The Guiding Light" returns on November 5, 2007 with Episode 084.
  6. <HR> Tulsa, OK (September 19, 2007) -- October 15th is the day! Executive Producer and Head Writer Josh Hawkins has announced that on the aforementioned date "The Guiding Light" will return with all new episodes, stories and a little twist taken directly from the world of soaps! "It has been trying times in Springfield," the now solo head writer said earlier last week. Trying times indeed, announced a little over a week and half ago, Dan Gobble who joined the writing team in December 2006 as co-head writer stepped down from his post, leaving Hawkins all alone, again. "I always work well with others when writing. I am the type of writer who should always have a partner and Dan was a very good partner. He kept me grounded on so many stories and would tell me when I crossed a line." The scribe continued, "Dan's stories are still going to be." At the time of Gooble's departure it was rumored that a story was being written, by him, that involved Spaulding Enterprises, Alan-Michael and Blake. "That story will be told, at what point however I'm not certain." Storyline shifts are no the only changes that are being made. "There are some lose ends that need to be tied up as we progress towards the relaunch date," confirms Hawkins. To that end pink slips were delivered late last week. "It breaks my heart to see these characters go, but it was for the best." Who's on their way out? Grant Show (Trevor) - Jason Shane Scott (Dr. Braxton O'Dell) - Matt Lanter (Derek) Surprisingly all three male characters were creations of the current head scribe, begging the question why? "I needed to go back to the heart of what "Light" is and that is family. Yes, Derek is a Bauer but we don't know him and for this moment in time, sadly we won't get an opportunity to." The scribe does hint that there is a possibility Lanter would return to the show. "A chance but right now we're just focusing on the new stories that we'll be telling beginning next month." What does the future hold for Show's on-screen ex-wife and Lanter's on-screen Momma, Julia Barr who represents Hope? "She's still on contract and a valued cast member," Hawkins says with a delightful smile. "Hope will find herself, in typical Bauer fashion, turning to the bottle for comfort once more and from those ashes come something beautiful." <HR> What can readers expect to see when the blog returns to full production in October? "We go back to what soaps are truly about: family, romance & suspence!" Alan/Olivia/Phillip: "Olivia's return to the canvas allows us to see for the first time her often mentioned, rarely seen sister Marissa. Her divorce from Alan is on the minds of everyone. Having been kicked out of Spaulding for the final time, Phillip soon learns that he holds the trump card and if he uses it Spaulding Enterprise is basically OVER!" Alexandra/Gus: "Alex has been off licking her wounds, just as her son Gus has been doing." "This was a huge rewrite on my part," Hawkins admits. "I don't want it to fall short or be a story that we've seen already." But Alexandra is who she is and pushes Gus towards the mansion and he'll give it one more try with Harley before he says yes or no." Ben's Cancer/Marina: "Ben is going through something that men don't talk about, testicular cancer and because of that he'll push Marina away," the scribe confirms. "Because, she is the heart of our show and has such a strong history with Ben, Holly will find herself intertwined with his story. Fletcher will be coming back to Springfield to help Ben cope and get some much needed answers. Look for Reva to find her way into Ben's story through her past with Kyle." Beth: "Here is a woman who has identified herself as 'Mrs. Phillip Spaulding' or 'Beth Spaulding' for so long that she has to find herself, find who Beth Raines is and that will be a journey that opens up a new career path and brings to the forefront a new love interest for Ms. Raines. Beth will take a dramatic step in an effort to cut all ties to the Spaulding family." Bill/Michelle: "Bill has two tricks up his sleeve: one bad and one good. Look for both to be exposed over the next coming months. He's a new father with a woman that he's known his entire life, things in this friendship have changed...for the better. A tragedy strikes the Lewis family and impacts Bill in ways that Michelle will never see coming." Buzz/Harley: "The father/daughter duo are about to find themselves lingering on the backburner for awhile. I feel every character on the canvas should have a story, however at the moment these two will just be sounding boards in very supportive roles." Marah/Danny: "This couple still find themselves at odds after her departure when Michelle went into labor. Marah sees Danny as the one but he may have another opinion when Michelle continues to catch his eye at every turn. A tragedy that will rock the Lewis family and will serve to be a huge turning point for this couple! Marah is every bit Reva Shayne's daughter and it will become clear through this ordeal that Danny is Marah's "Bud." Alan-Michael/Lucy/Spaulding Enterprises: "Alan-Michael sees Phillip's departure as the prime opportunity to secure his place in the Spaulding dynasty. Lucy, however is becomes lonely and grows worried that she'll fall into a Stepford wife role if her life continues down the path it is going. Lucy's determine to make a home for Alan-Michael in hopes that the two of them can fall in love all over again!" Blake/Ross: "Blake enters the business world and it becomes Ross who feel unsecure in their new marriage as she takes a more vital interest in Spaulding and one of her co-workers." Ed: "The content of Roger's letter is at long last revealed! Ed has put this letter on a shelf and looked at it every single day and thought, 'not today.' But finally he'll open and read Roger's haunting last words. What he finds will spear Ed on a journey through the United States beginning in West Virginia and finally ending in San Francisco. Ed's truly on a journey, even though he fears it is a wild goose chase because Roger sent him on it. He'll learn a lot about what the letter says and himself throughout the trip. Cassie: "In the wake of yet another tragedy Cassie finds her own life changing all over again as Tammy set off for college away from Springfield. A story was pitched earlier in the year about mirroring a story that "Guiding Light" was telling and pair Josh & Cassie together. That will happen over time...but with very different results!" Holly: "Holly is our heart and soul! She'll have her hand in the pot of every store and we'll embark on a large tale with her involving the last person anyone would have thought!" Lewis Tragedy: "An umbrella story that will engulf a lot of the fall months is a tragedy that will shake the Lewis family to their very core! Never before has a story been written that will in one way or another impact everyone from Josh and Reva down the line: Cassie, Billy, Bill, Hawk and even Vanessa Chamberlain Reardon!" <HR>
  7. <HR> (Tulsa, OK) - September 9, 2007 -- After weeks of silence and no regular posting the Executive Producer of "The Guiding Light" has broke his silence. "It has been a trying time the last few weeks," Hawkins stated earlier this weekend from the studios of the SONBC blog. "There has been some interest in reprising an earlier project that I created in 2001 plus other backstage shockers." Hawkins confirms that co-Head Writer Dan Gobble has stepped down from the post he's held since December 2006. "Dan did approach me earlier this week and express his desire to step down as my co-head writer," the EP confirmed. Gobble who joined and led the writing team during his nine month stint crafted such stories as Roger's Death, Holly and Ed's Breakup and was key in luring back Bethany Joy Galeotti back as Michelle Bauer earlier this year and casting Ben Hogestyn as Shayne Lewis. "Officially Dan will no longer be credited as co-Head Writer, however he has written a lengthy storyline for Spaulding Enterprises and other key stories. Dan is first and foremost my friend and valuable member of this creative team, without him the last nine months I do not know what direction the soap would have taken," said Hawkins. Gobble retains the title of "Senior Storyline Consultant" effective immediately. The show will continue, eventually. Stories are being tweaked and motified to benefit readers and work around a solo head-writer schedule. "I am committed to telling the stories of the great people of Springfield," Hawkins confirmed. "Daytime is in such a terrible place as a lifelong viewer of "Guiding Light" I think this is the way the stories should be playing out." Gobble's presence will still be seen and heard in each episode. "Dan's left a mark on The Guiding Light and it is one that will not fade away into the night." <HR>
  8. Nominated for seven SONBC Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, "The Guiding Light" walked away leading the pack of winners! Below are the awards won and the material that was submitted for the win. Everyone at "TGL" thanks the blue ribbon panel for their dedication to seeing the awards through, fellow nominees and winners! <HR> OUTSTANDING YOUNGER FEMALE CHARACTERWINNER: LIZZIE SPAULDING (MARCY RYLAN) Episode 028 Lizzie’s reflection stared back at her almost mockingly as she just stood there. For the first time in a very long while, the spoiler Spaulding heiress felt completely helpless and alone. She closed her eyes, took a deep troubled breath and put her other earring in as her cell phone began to ring on her bed. “Shayne.” She said without any emotion, “Hello.” “Liz?” His sturdy voice spoke back, “Lizzie is that you?” “Uh-huh…yeah Shayne, it’s me.” “You holding up okay?” She shook her head no but answered something completely different, “Of course…best as can be expected, right?” Her eyes closed quickly and tightly. “Are…um, you guys…are you all going to be at the service?” “Of course. We wouldn’t be anywhere else.” Shayne replied, “Listen why don’t Marina, Tammy and I come over after school today…” Lizzie had stopped even listening after his first two words and stared out the window, “Shayne I need to go, I’ll call you later.” She tossed her phone to the foot of the bed, tears streamed down her face, she trembled, sobbed and cursed aloud, “Damnit!” In the doorway a small yet powerful voice spoke, “Daddy’s going to wash your mouth out if he hears you.” “James!” Lizzie answered completely caught off guard, “What are you up to buddy? Huh?” She asked as she wiped her face, “Come over here and sit down next to me.” “Why did you say that bad word?” The toddler asked, “Is it because you’re upset like Mommy too?” Lizzie shook her head, “Yeah.” She wrapped her arms around her little brother, “Did you see Mommy this morning?” “No. Lizzie, mommy wouldn’t answer the door.” “She probably slept with Nana.” Lizzie tried to explain, “You see Mommy hasn’t been feeling good lately and you know when we feel bad how we just want Mom, it’s like that with Nana.” James shook his head, “But why is Aunt Alex crying?” He paused tears formed in Lizzie’s eyes, “Is it because Daddy’s not home yet?” Suddenly Lizzie the wind was knocked out of her and she clutched her stomach. Through her own tears now she pulled James close to her. In a hushed whisper she spoke, “Yeah baby, Daddy not being home has a lot to do with it.” “Well how much longer till he gets here? I want the crying to stop.” Lizzie picked James up and sat him on her lap. She lightly stroked back his hair on his forehead, much like Phillip used to do. “The things is James…” she spoke softly through tears, “Daddy’s not coming home.” “Ever?” “Ever.” She answered, “You remember when your dog died last year?” James shook his head, “Yeah? Well you know then Lou went to dog heaven,” she wiped her face and asked for guidance under her breath, “the same thing has happened with Dad. But he’s not in dog heaven…he’s in people heaven.” “What’s the difference?” James asked with the an emotionless face, “Lizzie??” “Well…” she searched for the right words, “in dog heaven the dogs get to run around, eat treats and bark whenever they want, they just enjoy life. But you see in people heaven they have jobs. And do you know what Daddy’s job is?” James shook his head. “Daddy has an exciting new job and it’s very important. You know you could almost think of him as a superhero of sorts.” “Really?” James asked, “Like Superman?” “Kind of yeah. Daddy’s in Heaven and he’s like our own personal superhero angel.” Lizzie’s eyes filled, “And when you start missing him then you just look up and talk, because he’s with us, always.” James reached up and wiped Lizzie’s cheek, “Like a guardian angel?” She kissed his hand, “Exactly. Exactly.” <HR> OUTSTANDING LEADING MALE CHARACTERWINNER: ROBERT NEWMAN (JOSH LEWIS) Episode 023 Marah returns home, where she sees Josh sitting on the sofa waiting for her. She walks over and hugs him. “Marah, you don’t have any bags. Aren’t you ready to move back into the house yet?” “No I’m not ready yet,” Marah responds. “When are you going to be ready? Listen, I know that Tony’s death was hard on you. I understand that. But your mother did not mean for him to die. She knew home much you loved him. You need to find it in your heart to forgive her so that we can all move on with our lives just like Danny is trying to do,” Josh reasons. With this, Marah moves to the defensive. “Dad, Danny is not moving forward. He is stuck in a rut and can’t get out of it. He feels guilty and angry because mom killed his cousin.” Reva walks to the stop of the stairs and eavesdrops on the conversation. “Marah, didn’t Danny tell you? He’s not pressing charges against your Aunt Roxie for Tony’s death.” “What?!” Marah exclaims. “So mom walks away clean as a whistle yet again right? She’s a regular Houdini.” “Marah, your mom didn’t kill Tony…” “God Dad, open your eyes! When are you going to see mom for what she truly is?” At this, Reva walks down the stairs and asks, “What do you think I truly am Marah?” “Reva you should go back upstairs.” Josh warned, “Marah and I are going to have a little talk. She needs to learn some respect when she is in this house.” “No daddy, she asked.” “What do I think you are mom? Well, I think Aunt Roxie summed it all up. You’re a slut, a whore that has led us all along for all these years. Unfortunately, dad has suffered the worst under you little spell. Even now, he loves you so much. You are so stuck in that fountain that you couldn’t handle being a mother. Did you ever have a child that you actually raised yourself? Dylan? Me? Shayne? Jonathan? Nope, that’s all of us. Or is it? With you, there’s really no telling what other children you have hiding in the woodwork. Whenever Reva Shayne gets too domestic, she rides off in search of the next drama. You bring chaos wherever you go. This is just the last straw. God knows just how many people have fallen at the altar of Reva: Annie, Richard, Sonni, Olivia… Tony was just your latest victim!” “Marah enough!” Josh warns. “No Joshua, let her vent,” Reva says. “Well, I’m so glad I have your permission,” Marah cracks. “Dad, you are no better than she is. You play the victim whenever mother turns another trick, yet you keep yearning for it. You’re like some masochist and this twisted relationship with mom is just a long mutilation. But you don’t do anything but stand there and take it. Why? Are you so far up her dress that you can’t see straight? That makes you just as bad a parent as she is!” Reva’s temper grows as Marah berates Josh. At the last comment she puts her hands on Marah’s shoulders and slaps her daughter. “Listen Marah,” Reva sobs. “I know that you are grieving for Tony and I am so sorry that you have to go through that. And I know that in some small way that I am responsible for that. But I never wanted this. I know that I have made more than my fair share of mistakes over the years, but your dad does not deserve this. He has cared for you and loved you even when I was not there for you. So yell and scream or whatever you have to do to settle your anger at me, but I will not allow your father to be dragged into your rant!” Marah stands still, stunned that Reva would slap her. As she begins to cry, Reva interjects. “Oh don’t cry Marah. You only got what you asked for.” Marah’s anger rises to the breaking point. Marah screams, “Go to Hell,” and storms out of the room. <HR> OUTSTANDING STORYLINE:REVA'S STALKER & TONY'S MURDER Reva Shayne Lewis took matters into her own hands when her brother-in-law requested her assistance in helping him die. Reva granted Richard’s wishes and he died, causing an enormous between her sister Cassie, a jail sentence and much later an unidentifiable stalker, this is when “THE GUIDING LIGHT” began. Reva used her position as a talk show host for WSPR to go on air in an attempt to air out her stalker, but he/she had other plans! Before the live “Reva Shayne” show could begin reformed mobster, Tony Santos found a suspicious bag and tossed it down a stairwell just as it exploded. Shaken up by what had just happened, Josh insisted that Tony take Marah and Shayne away from the studio and back their house. The Lewis children went as instructed even though Marah suspected that Tony could be the stalker after she had a stolen Lewis family picture in the lighthouse where he was living. Meanwhile, a mystery woman arrived at Olivia’s Bar where she and Edmund shared their mutual disdain for Reva. During the show Reva and Cassie’s pleaded for the stalker to come clean and confront Reva, instead they went after her children. The stalker called Marah and Shayne used the opportunity to sneak out of the house. At the Beacon, Shayne snuck in the back way in hopes of not being seen where he was attacked just moments after the stalker called WSPR! Frank, Harley and the entire Springfield Police Department worked at tracing both the WSPR and Marah’s call. They concluded finally that it came from a phone at the Beacon. Cassie ordered that phone logs and security DVDs be pulled and given to the police, meanwhile at the same time Tammy Winslow has returned from the station and finds her cousin Shayne bleeding by the payphone. While viewing the DVDs Frank and Harley see Edmund leaving the bar within seconds of the first phone call to Marah, then a person dressed in a trench coat at the payphone, suddenly turning and seeing Shayne. As he walked off Frank and Harley witness the mysterious figure attacking Shayne! Following the WSPR live show, Holly Reade who up until this point had been a suspect is cleared because she was at the station when the call came in producing the episode thanks her one-time lover and former son-in-law, Ross Marler for not doubting her innocence. The two embrace in a tender hug that is witnessed by Holly’s daughter and Ross’ ex-wife and current love Blake! After they gathered enough evidence, Harley and Frank arrested Edmund and charged him as Reva’s stalker. As Josh and Reva raced to Cedars to see how Shayne was doing, Reva vowed that they had to protect their children!” Even though Edmund had a clear-cut agenda and reason for wishing harm upon Reva he continued to insist that he was innocent of the crime. Luckily for Edmund he had a powerful friend with even more powerful connections: Alexandra Spaulding. She called in a favor from Bay City and Cass Winthrop arrived to assist Edmund with his case. Edmund was denied bail and formally charged, as Reva’s eldest son got on a plane to Springfield from Minnesota. Reva, Josh and Cassie breathed a sigh of relief having thought the stalker was caught, but that all soon changed. Reva discovered in Shayne’s hospital room a vase of black roses with the message, “Dial S for Slut…They’ve got the wrong person.” As Reva and Josh worry that everything is not okay, the mystery person dressed in a trench coat makes a phone call from a payphone inside Cedars to Dr. Mel Bauer. The stalker tells Mel, “You’re on my list…bitch!” Reva decided to do Edmund a favor and demands that Frank release him, against his wishes, but Reva persists. But before Edmund leaves, he comes face-to-face with her and she issues him a very stern, to the point warning about coming after or near her children. Reva reveals that through Alexandra’s help Edmund now has a job awaiting him in San Cristobel. Reva warns him about going near Marissa or Jonathan. Reva says she’ll be in contact with Alonzo and that she can be far more dangerous than he ever was! With Dylan Lewis’ arrival in Springfield he was brought up to speed on what is going on with his mother. Reva and Josh revealed to Dylan that they want him to take Marah and Shayne away from Springfield and to Minnesota. Dylan agrees, as Cassie reveals to Tammy that she will also be leaving Springfield and going with Dylan. Josh returns home with Shayne to find Billy, Dylan, Cassie, Tammy and Reva awaiting their return. Shortly after Marah and Tony arrive. Reva announces that Edmund was not the person that they were looking for and that her stalker is still out there somewhere and while she appreciates Tony’s help in protecting Marah and Shayne they have decided it would be in the best interest of the children if they left Springfield with Dylan and Billy. Shayne inquires as to where they are going and Josh explains that they will go to Minnesota until the stalker is caught once and for all. Marah is very angry that her mother would just send her away and despite trying to calm her down, she runs out of the house and speeds away. Devastated that she is putting her family through this Reva goes off and breaks down. Shayne goes after her and assures her that everything will be fine and that Marah will come around and see that leaving Springfield right now is for the best. Marah goes to the lighthouse and gets on the computer where she begins looking for plane tickets to Paris. She thinks that this is another ploy her father is using to keep Marah and Tony away from one another, distraught over everything that is going Marah begins to breakdown and realizes that if she wants to protect herself from not only the stalker but Josh and Reva and lead a normal life with Tony then she is going to have to do it her own way, with her own set of rules. She grabs a duffle bag from the closet and begins packing what clothes she has left at the lighthouse and that is when she comes across an envelope with Tony’s name on it. She opens the envelope and out falls pictures, newspaper clippings from the 80s through the present day, one that sticks out in her mind the most is the photograph of Reva and Josh at the country club fountain. The picture was clipped from the society page and the caption reads, “Tulsa bad girl Reva Shayne Lewis baptizes herself the slut of Springfield.” Marah begins to freak out and that is when Tony arrives, which sends her reeling. She asks where he got this information and he is without answers. Marah demands answers and he asks what has her so upset and that is when Marah shows him the note that was left for her at the nurse’s station at Cedars, “The water is warm. Make your mother, the slut proud before it’s too late.” Tony not understanding the connection is confused, Marah tells him that he knew about the Slut of Springfield incident and he sent that letter. Marah becomes uncontrollably angry with him and begin fighting with him. Saying that he’s had access to Reva all this time, he made the calls, broke into the house and probably paid someone to make those other phone calls during the live television show. Marah questions how much Tony had to pay to have Shayne beaten up and put in the hospital. Tony tried to calm Marah down and assure her he is not responsible for any of this, but she will not have any of it and declares that he should leave her alone, she says that he should never come anywhere near her ever again and storms out of the lighthouse. Tony goes after her in an effort to calm her down but Marah, gets ahead of herself and trips down the stairs, bruising herself up, allowing Tony to finally get to her. Scared that he is going to do something to hurt her, Marah tries to get away but is unsuccessful and Tony assures her that he has never seen those articles and knows nothing about the note she received. He tells her he loves her very much and only wants to keep her safe. Reva receives another threatening phone call, clearly a woman’s voice talking about Dylan’s return to Springfield. Unable to trace the call, Frank offers up that Reva should get the children out of Springfield immediately. Josh then calls Marah and reveals another call was made. She tells him she’ll be home soon. Marah tells Tony that Reva received another call and says that she is sorry for doubting him. Marah becomes shaken and unsure of what to do or even say, so she gets up and leaves Tony, without saying another word. Tony is devastated at how the two of them left things. The plane carrying Marah, Tammy and Shayne take off without a problem leaving Reva to wonder what her next move is going to be. Cassie arrives at Reva's and inquires on the kids in Minnesota. Reva tells Cassie that Billy just called and they are settling in all right. Reva tells her that Bridget has taken the girls shopping. Cassie says that they have got to figure a way to lure out Reva's stalker and she thinks she knows exactly how to do it! Mel is working the ER at Cedars when Judith arrives complaining of chest pains. Mel quickly puts her in an observation room and begins to exam the woman. Judith is very chatty about Mel's life as a doctor and woman, Judith inquires if Mel is married and she says she is to Dr. Rick Bauer. Mel is then called away, leaving Judith alone in the examination room. Lillian comes back and tells Mel that she has both good and bad news, as Judith listens outside the room: Lillian tells Dr. Bauer that she is suffering from fatigue and that it cannot be good for the baby! Mel is shocked to learn that she is pregnant and begs Lillian not to let Rick find out. Lillian agrees! Lillian runs into Mel as she is headed out to lunch and inquires if Mel has had a chance to tell Rick about the baby. Mel tells her that she hasn't and asks Lillian how far along she is. Lillian tells her without looking she believes 6-10 weeks. Mel thanks her and invites her to lunch, Lillian agrees but runs inside to get her purse...leaving Mel alone in the parking garage. Mel goes across the parking garage to bring her car around to meet Lillian when she drops her keys to the ground. From the back of the garage a car comes roaring towards Mel as she is standing up, the car strikes her sending Mel to back to the ground as Lillian returns! Lillian and a team of doctor’s work to stabilize Mel as she drifts into a drug induced coma! Mel has now been in her drug induced coma for two days. Rick is keeping a vigil at her bedside, when Lillian arrives. Out in the waiting room Judith arrives and spies on them. While the Lillian is in with Rick, the nurses station is left unmanned and Judith takes a moment to look through Mel's chart. She quickly learns that Mel was pregnant with Rick's baby and that the hit-and-run caused her to miscarry their baby. A thought that pleases her! Rick steps out of Mel's room for some coffee and Judith quickly steps in. She places what would appear to be a "Get Well" card by Mel's bed and quickly leaves...just as Rick is about to reenter the room. Rick adjusts himself by Mel's bedside and then notices the Get Well card. Rick picks up the Get Well card left by Judith and begins to open it. Rick is opening the "Get Well" card for Mel...Both he and Reva read the same thing at the same time, "“Tonight is the night you both pay for your sins.” Rick begins to worry and calls Lillian into Mel's room...she says she doesn't know what is going on and Rick tells her to call Harley. Back in Springfield...Rick finds himself at Outskirts...where he orders a shot of strong whiskey...the bartender pours him the drink as a woman approaches from behind questioning if Rick really wants to take that drink. Mindy asks Rick again if he really wants to take that drink and he says that it seems like the right thing to do. Mindy tells him to go ahead, drink it...then another, then another and another. Rick asks what she is doing and Mindy says that when Mel wakes up from her coma, she'll want Rick...he has to decide where he wants to be when that happens, by her bedside or slumped over some bar drunk. Rick doesn't say anything and Mindy says that she doesn't want Rick to go down the same path Ed went down...she tells him to make his choice, kisses his cheek and leaves. Rick is left to wonder if he should take the drink or not. Mindy receives a telephone call from her secretary in Paris. She copies the number down and hangs up. Mindy dials the number and Michelle Bauer Santos answers. Rick arrives back at the hospital and goes to see Mel. He tells Mel that he needs her to come back to him, now more than ever because he almost done something that would have sent their lives into a downward spiral...Rick begin to tear up and begs her to come back to him. Rick explains that someone hit her with a car and the doctors put her into a drug related coma so that her body could heal, which apparently it has done. Mel places her hand over her stomach and says she saw the woman who hit her...as Harley arrives with a picture of Roxie Shayne. Frank arrives at Josh and Reva's house to hear the idea Cassie has had about luring the stalker out of hiding! Cassie reveals that she wants to host a masquerade ball. Frank tells her it is going to be risky and that they will need a cover for the ball! The women struggle with an idea and Josh suggest that they hold a benefit in Richard's name for the library that Prince Alonzo is building in San Cristobel in Richard's memory. Frank says that he likes that idea and they will have to work make sure Cassie and Reva are the hostess, since the stalker has an agenda against Reva for her role in Richard's death. Cassie says that will not be a problem, that her and Reva are now a united front! Harley spots Josh at Company and she tells him Frank informed her about the ball at The Beacon. The two talk about what will happen at the ball. Harley promises that she will keep a personal eye on Reva all night long. Josh thinks back to when he lost Reva the first time and says that Harley has away of lending a helping hand when he needs it the most! Reva and Josh are dressing for the masquerade ball and he tells her to be very careful tonight up there that he does not want to lose her again. Reva assures him that Frank and Harley are taking every precaution to protect her. Josh is sorting the mail Harley brought in as Reva is finishing her make-up. He comes across the mysterious note and opens it. "You always did like to be the center of attention didn’t you? Even when you killed him it was all about you. You shall pay once and for all." He immediately calls Frank in and shows the note to Reva! The ball seems to be going off successfully so far. Frank however tells Josh that he is keeping Cassie and Reva secluded away so they can make their grand entrance together, in hopes of luring Reva's stalker out. Josh says that is if the stalker is even really here...as Frank goes to check on the women, Josh grabs Tony and pulls him aside. Before Frank arrives, Cassie and Reva are alone. Cassie reassures her sister that everything is going to be all right and that nothing bad is going to happen. Just then a knock is heard and an usher from the party delivers a note to Cassie, addressed to Reva. Reva is shaken by the note and feels uneasy about going through with the ball, but Cassie convinces her that it has to be done, just as Frank arrives. Cassie shows Frank the note and he says that most likely Reva's stalker is here, just as Harley enters with news about Rick's note...both are shocked to learn they are the same and Harley races off to Cedars, questioning where Gus is at. Against her better judgment Reva prepares to take the stage and Rick questions what in the hell is going on. Having been asked by Josh to keep an eye on Cassie and Reva...Tony offers his arm to escort Reva on the stage, which she gladly takes. Cassie introduces the Chairwoman of Prince Richard Winslow Foundation, her sister, Mrs. Reva Shayne Lewis...as Judith takes a place in the back of the room. Reva addresses the crowd about what a truly wonderful man Richard and that along with his widow and her husband, Joshua a scholarship foundation shall be sat up in conjunction with the building of "The Prince Richard Winslow Memorial Library" in San Cristobel...as the crowd applauses, Judith reaches into her hand bag, clutches a gun and whispers, "This is for you Johnny.” The applause at The Beacon dies down and suddenly everyone hears from the back of the room, "I baptize myself the slut of Springfield. Nothing but a common whore, a slut, a gold digging murdering jezebel. Isn’t that right Reva? Joshua? Cassie?" The entire party turns toward the woman as she pulls out a gun...Reva is frozen in the moment and whispers, "Roxanne", Cassie is pushed to the ground by an officer, Josh rushes towards Reva...as the gun is fired...police officers take Roxanne down, as Reva is also pushed to the ground, by someone other than a Springfield officer! Reva screams out as she sees Tony bleeding and calls out for a doctor and paramedics rushes towards his body! Reva is sobbing at Tony's side and begs him to fight this...she is weeping when the paramedics pushes her aside to see his son, Reva is crying beyond control as Josh takes her in his arms, she finally composes herself and then locks eyes with Roxie and charges after, "What have you done? Why?" Reva asks. Reva and Josh arrive at Cedars where they tell Danny and Cassie that Frank has Roxie in custody and that they will question her tomorrow. Reva says that Roxie is her sister and was responsible for stalking her, just as Harley shows the picture to Mel and she identifies her as the woman who ran her over. Rick is stunned to see Roxie after all these years, but does not tell Mel his connection to her. Reva apologizes to Danny and he says that it wasn't her fault and is almost ready to forgive her when a doctor comes out and breaks the news to Danny, that TONY HAS DIED! Tammy, Shayne and Marah return from Minnesota, the news of Tony’s death is kept from Marah as Reva prepares to confront Roxanne! At the police station, Reva and Josh arrive to find Rick waiting on them there. Reva hugs Rick and asks how Mel is doing. Rick says that she's getting better, that Michelle is with her now and Reva apologizes for Roxie's actions. Rick assures Reva that what Roxie has done is not her fault, just as Frank is arriving, he tells them that Roxie's about to be questioned. Reva, Josh and Rick settle in to listen as Roxie explains why she came to Springfield and stalked both Reva and Mel. Roxie begins that the love of her life, Johnny Bauer…Rick tells Josh and Reva that is his second cousin. Roxie goes on to explain that she and Johnny married in 1998, but in September 2001 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer…and that he died July 11th. Reva suddenly realizes that is the same day that she withdrew Richard’s life support as Roxie makes a stunning claim: “She killed him. That slut, she was jealous of what Johnny and I had…she murdered him and got away with it.” Roxanne continues to say that Johnny was in perfect health until Reva came in and pulled his life support. Rick is stunned and says that he has to talk to Frank… Frank leaves Roxie alone in the interrogation room and Rick reveals to him that Roxie’s story does not add up…that Johnny isn’t dead, he never had cancer…Rick says that he does still live in Tulsa and that he did marry Roxie…but the rest is all made up. Frank orders a deputy to put the call into the sanitarium and then goes back into question Roxie. In the interrogation room Roxanne explains no matter what she did growing up that Reva always had the attention of her mother Sarah and men. Roxie says that Reva knew how much she loved Johnny and Reva took him away from her. Frank questions why Roxanne would go after Mel and Roxanne explains that after she lost Johnny she realized the only other man she would love was her second love, Rick Bauer and she never thought Mel deserved to be with him. Frank leaves Roxanne and encourages Reva not to see her sister and makes a few phone calls. He soon learns that Roxanne escaped her sanitarium home, leaving Tulsa and in fact a very much alive Johnny back in Tulsa. Reva says she is glad that this is over and she does not want to press charges against Roxanne. Frank agrees, but says that it will be up to Doris Wolfe if charges are pressed against Roxanne for her role in Tony’s death. Frank explains that Roxie will be transported back to Tulsa, after the holiday. Rick returns to the hospital, where Mel is being released...he sets her down and tells her that Frank knows who was responsible for stalking her. Rick tells his wife about his past with Roxie Bauer and how his cousin is now married to her and how she came to get revenge on Reva and her...Mel is devastated and asks Rick where she is now. Rick tells her that Roxie is going back to Oklahoma, Rick says that he's just glad that she didn't do anymore damage than she did and takes Mel in his arms, as Mel has a flashback to learning she was pregnant and Lillian revealing that she miscarried the baby. Reva and Josh arrive home to find Cassie, Billy, Marah, Shayne and Tammy waiting on them. Marah says she knows that something is going on, because Billy wouldn't let her read the paper or watch TV, Marah demands to know what happened: Reva breaks the news to Marah and everyone that her stalker was in fact, their aunt Roxie...Reva's sister. Cassie says that her and Reva hosted a benefit in Richard's memory and Roxie showed up. Reva then tells Marah that Tony...protected her in more ways than she ever imagined. Reva tells Marah that Roxie shot at her and Tony took the bullet and died. Marah is devastated and storms off...as Shayne rushes after her. Shayne stops Marah before she drives off, he grabs her and she breaks down in his arms. Marah says this isn't fair, that she and Tony fought before she left for Minnesota. Shayne tells her that no one, but Roxie is to blame for Tony's death. Marah says she refuses to believe that, she says that Reva brought this upon herself...Marah says that she blames Reva for this...and she'll find it very hard to forgive her. Shayne holds Marah as she mourns Tony. The story at this point wraps and begins to tell other stories. Rick and Mel’s marriage struggles as she keeps the pregnancy from him. Reva, Josh and Cassie worked to put their family back together. Devastated over Tony’s death Marah pushed her family away and blamed Reva for his murder!
  9. 'The Guiding Light' Returns From Hiatus! STILLWATER, OK -- Fans of Reva and Josh can stop worrying. 'The Guiding Light' will return from a two-week-long hiatus with a brand new episode. "Unfortunately, personal matters necessitated a hiatus from production," co-Headwriter Dan Gobble said. "However, we are back and ready for an explosive summer." Cliffhangers will be resolved in the next episode. A treacherous storm has placed the lives of several Springfield residents in danger. A romantic reunion between Phillip and Olivia turned sour when she began to go into labor. Meanwhile, Beth lost consciousness after her car skidded off a slippery road. Fans can expect more surprises as the storm intensifies. "The rammifications of the storm will move story all summer long," co-Headwriter and Executive Producer Josh Hawkins said.
  10. THE GUIDING LIGHT RECIEVES NINE NOMINATIONS STILLWATER, OK - After a two month wait the SONBC Award nominees for the 1st Annual ceremony have been announced. Outstanding Leading Male Character Joshua Lewis represented by Robert Newman Outstanding Leading Female Character Beth Raines Spaulding represented by Beth Chamberlin Outstanding Supporting Male Character Dr. Rick Bauer represented by Michael O'Leary Outstanding Supporting Female Character Marah Lewis represented by Alexa Havins Outstanding Younger Female Character Lizzie Spaulding represented by Marcy Rylan Outstanding Storyline Reva's Stalker Revealed & Tony's death Outstanding Drama Series Executive Producer: Josh Hawkins Co-Head Writers: Dan Gobble, Josh Hawkins Storyline Consultant: Michael Allen <BR> The SONBC blog award winners will be announced on May 21st. For a complete list of all the blog nominees visit the post. We congratulate all the blogs who have been nominated and to the pre-nomination committee for their efforts.
  11. CASTING UPDATE Readers of "The Guiding Light" learned in the last episode (059) that long time villan Roger Thorpe suffered a heart attack and died! "We felt it was time to pay respect to the wonderfully talented Michael Zaslow and put the character of Roger to rest once and for all." Shared executive producer Josh Hawkins. "Dan pitched the storyline about a month and half ago and we ran with it. This story is just beginning." Continue Hawkins. In the wake of the stunning news, Toby Poser who joined the CBS drama, "Guiding Light" in 1995 returns for a week long run as Amanda Spaulding-Thorpe, Roger's widow. "This story would not have worked if Amanda didn't return. We're thrilled to have her back with "TGL" family." In addition to Poser's return Julia Barr will return full-time to the role of Hope Bauer and she will be accompanied by her father Mike Bauer who will return for Roger's memorial later this week. "We have cast the role of Mike Bauer, but will wait until later in the week to reveal."
  12. We congratulation those actors and actresses who have been honored with Daytime Emmy nominations! The following each represent characters on "The Guiding Light" Ricky Paull Goldin as Gus Aitoro Outstanding Lead Actor Nominee - On "THE GUIDING LIGHT" Gus has just ended a search for his biological mother, Vera Ginatoni. Even though she is just lying about the truth. His biological mother is Alexandra Spaulding and the only person who believes this is Gus' girlfriend Harley. Don't miss Gus in the next few weeks as he prepares to learn the truth and deals with Harley's condition. Kim Zimmer as Reva Shayne Lewis Outstanding Lead Actress Nominee - On "THE GUIDING LIGHT" Reva is attempting to make her life her own again after sister stalked her for Richard's death. Because of Roxie's actions Reva's daughter Marah lost the love of her life and now the two women are battling one another! See Reva struggle with life as she begins searching for a missing part of her life! Crystal Chappell as Olivia Spencer Spaulding Outstanding Lead Actress Nominee - On "THE GUIDING LIGHT" Olivia is married to Alan, convinced Beth to remarry Phillip and is carrying a Spaulding heir. Don't miss seeing Olivia interact with a Maureen Bauer look-a-like named Sandra and as the baby's due date nears, the walls close in around her! Dan Gauthier as Alan Michael Spaulding (Emmy nominated for his role on "One Life to Live") Outstanding Supporting Actor Nominee - On "THE GUIDING LIGHT" Alan-Michael has returned to the family fold against the wishes of his wife and he struggles to gain his father's approval. A-M has a huge story coming up that will send shockwaves through Springfield! The next few episode of "TGL" are not to be missed for fans of the series and Gauthier. Heather Tom as Lucy Cooper Spaulding (Emmy nominated for her role on "One Life to Live") Outstanding Supporting Actress Nominee - On "THE GUIDING LIGHT" Lucy is a wife who does not want to be back home in Springfield. Lucy begins to play dirty, she figures if A-M can do it then she can do it, she's a Spaulding as well! Read the latest episode of the SONBC blog (Episode 054) and see what horrifying event Lucy happens upon! Stephanie Gatschet as Tammy Winslow Outstanding Younger Actress Nominee - On "THE GUIDING LIGHT" Tammy is a young, innocent herione who is about to find herself in a lot of trouble! Tammy's story will begin burning on the front burners in the summer when most teen stories start! Don't miss a minute of the Tammy and Shayne's bonding over the next few months! We also congratulate the following actors of the CBS "Guiding Light" who have not yet found a home on the SONBC blog "THE GUIDING LIGHT" Tom Pelphrey as Jonathan Randall Gina Tognoni as Dinah Marler
  13. A shuffle behind the scenes of "THE GUIDING LIGHT" have brought production of the SONBC blog to a halt!! "As of Thursday, February 15, 2007 David Tom was released from his contract role as Shayne Lewis." Executive Producer Josh Hawkins said. Tom who joined the SONBC blog on September 4, 2006 completed twenty-three weeks as the son of Josh and Reva Lewis. "All actors and actresses, with the exception of a handful are on a thirteen week cylce." explained Hawkins. Executives and Tom came to the conclusion to terminate that agreement three weeks early. "David has been nothing but wonderful during his time at "The Guiding Light," however age became an issue." Hawkins stated, "We've all seen the writing on the wall lately and the pre-nominations were the final straw, so to speak." Tom exits immediately and on good terms with the soap. "I've loved my time here at "GL" and would love to return perhaps one day." Tom said, "Afterall this is a soap opera and my sister does call it home. Josh and Dan have crafted a great story for Shayne that some actor will be fortunate to play." "Immediately after this became an issue Josh and I began debating back and forth as to who the new Shayne would be." Shares co-Head Writer Dan Gobble. "We brought in three fine young actors and screen tested them with Robert Newman (Josh), Kim Zimmer (Reva) and Marcy Rylan (Lizzie.) Drew Tyler Bell (Ex-Thomas, B&, Scott Clifton (Dillion, GH) and Ben Hogestyn (Ex-Harry, B& all read for the role and after careful debate between Hawkins and Gobble they decided on, Ben Hogestyn. "Ben is an amazing addition to the cast and "The Guiding Light" family." Smiled Hawkins. "He has every feature we were looking for to be the offspring of Josh and Reva." Hogestyn who is the son of "DAYS OF OUR LIVES" leading man, Drake Hogestyn has had short term roles on "General Hospital" as Lucas Jones and "The Bold and Beautiful" as Harry. "Ben has had a bumpy ride in daytime so we're glad that he is here with us to play a role that we clearly adore." Gobble said. "The writers know who Shayne is. They care about his relationship with his parents, with Marah, his friends and the entire community." Hogestyn said after landing the contract role, "I have big shoes and high expectations to fill and I look forward to doing just that." Because of the recast, production came to a stand-still during the Valentine's Day episodes earlier this week. "Those episodes were a group effort and we had to go back and reshoot." Hogestyn first appears opposite Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy) and appears in the credits immediately.
  14. Setside sources close to "THE GUIDING LIGHT" are reporting that there is an uproar behind the scenes. "It is not our policy to comment on rumors." Shared head writer/executive producer Josh Hawkins. "However there is some casting shuffles going on at "TGL" and we'll keep you up to date!" UPDATE There are confirmed rumors that one ACTOR is OUT at "The Guiding Light." The actor in question assured executives he wanted them to make the right choice for the character and if he was not it then he would leave. Josh Hawkins (Executive Producer/Head Writer) & Dan Gobble (Head Writer) saw the writing on the wall late last night when this story first broke. "Dan and I went behind closed doors to resolve the issue." Hawkins stated, "We'll announce later tonight/early Friday who is no longer with us."
  15. We submit the following names for your pre-nomination consideration: OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR - Grant Aleksander (Phillip) - Robert Newman (Josh) OUSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS - Beth Chamberlain (Beth) - Kim Zimmer (Reva) OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR - Michael O'Leary (Rick) - Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus) OUSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Marj Dusay (Alexandra) - Alexa Havins (Marah) OUSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR Due to age estrictions no actor is eligible. OUSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS - Mandy Bruno (Marina) - Marcy Rylan (Lizzie) OUSTANDING STORY ON "THE GUIDING LIGHT" - Reva's Stalker Revealed & Tony Dies
  16. Just wanted to update readers...because of a busy Thursday & Friday with school and work Saturday...Episode 045 & 046 will be posted on Saturday! Also I will post some storyline news & casting stuff for next week as well tomorrow night!
  17. Hello readers! After careful thought I have decided that a the blog would undergo a name change effective immediately! After viewing the 70th Anniversary episode of "GUIDING LIGHT" I begin to think of what the show was about and have decided that at 11:59 CST tonight, the blog will have a new name: "THE GUIDING LIGHT" Of course it is what the original name of the show was, but I think it will fit the type of stories Dan and I are writing!
  18. Young Actress STAYS After tense and long negotiations, but the executive producer and head writer of "THE LIGHT" Josh Hawkins is confirming that indeed Stephanie Gatschet is staying on as Tammy Winslow! "It was tough to get Stephanie to stay with the SONBC series, but we did." smiles Hawkins. Gatschet who joined the original "Guiding Light" in July 5, 2002 has signed on for two more years with the blog. Details at press time were sketchy, look for more information and an interview with Gatschet this weekend in the newly created, "Weekend Update."
  19. BACKSTAGE UPROAR Sources closes to the production team of "THE LIGHT" are reporting that contract negotiations for one younger leading lady are going into the night as both parties seem to be at an impasse as both parties are stalling! Setside sources says that the executives of the SONBC series wants very much for the actress to continue in the role and are hoping a contract is signed. Negotiations between "TL" and the actress began prior to the Christmas holiday and have continued well into January, with the deadline being 11:59 PM/CST, January 18th. "We do not comment on contracts negotitations." said Executive Producer Josh Hawkins. He did add however that when something was decided he would announce it immediately.
  20. Two Special HOMECOMINGS! Maeve Kinkead & Lisa Brown Two very special homecomings are finally set in stone! "It went sort of down to the wire but we were able to pull it off." Shares executive producer Josh Hawkins who confirms that Lisa Brown (Nola) and Maeve Kinkead (Vanessa) will reprise their famous roles as Vanessa Chamberlain Reardon and Nola Reardon Chamberlain respectively later this week. "Josh and I have crafted a beautiful episode that will honor Maureen on the anniversary of her death." Shared co-head writer Dan Gobble. "This is what "IN the LIGHT" episodes should be about!" He continued. It is because of that special episode, airing on Thursday, January 11, the day Maureen died that Brown and Kinkead will have their first appearances on the blog. Brown's stint is only for two days and she'll be sharing scenes with Peter Simon (Ed) and Christie Clark (Michelle). However insiders are hinting that Kinkead has recieved a special recurring contract to appear from time to time as storyline requires. "Maeve has ties to Springfield and we'll be seeing her throughout 2007." Shared Hawkins. So why is Kinkead in and Brown out, so to speak. "The character of Nola is awesome! Lisa Brown is a gem! But there is just no room for the character at this time." Shared Hawkins. Look for Brown and Kinkead to arrive on January 11, 2007 as we REMEMBER MAUREEN!
  21. Breaking News: Co-Head Writer HIRED! A new era of storytelling is about to begin as THE LIGHT” prepares to usher in a brand new year. Last week the executive producer of “TL” Josh Hawkins hinted that there were some backstage changes occurring at the blog. Now the EP/HW is ready to confirm that longtime GL viewer and personal SON friend, Dan Gobble is joining the blog team as co-head writer. “Dan is just the shot in the arm “THE LIGHT” needs to broaden and grow throughout 2007.” Said Hawkins. “I am quite simply thrilled he is apart of my team, it is an amazing Christmas gift to myself, the readers of our blog and to the Springfield canvas!” So how is this new addition to the staff going to effect current storylines and production? “Production will shut down over the Christmas holiday with episode 31 being published later this week.” Shared the new co-scribe Gobble. “Josh and I are working on continuing certain stories and creating new ones from that point forward.” Gobble continued. Hawkins who created the “GUIDING LIGHT” fan-fic in June 2006 begins sharing writing duties effective immediately. “THE LIGHT” should return to regular posting shortly after the first of the New Year.
  22. What if it happened differently? Inspired by others here at the board, mainly King's 'DAYS' blog I have decided it would be fun to go back to a point in time when 'GL' was good and go from there telling a fan-fiction based story. So that's what I have done, beginning soon I am going back in time (just say that I stepped into Reva's painting) and I am going to tell a brand new story. How far back you ask? February 28, 2003 is where the real GL stories stop and my stories begin. So I hope you check back often and enjoy the ride of "The Light". Sincerly, Josh
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