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  1. I've been a fan of and a scholar of daytime dramas since the 70s. As a fan activist it was impossible for me to not know about the networks, companies that were interested in AW, honchos, etc. Near the end of AW, in the 90s, Viacom wanted either to merge with P&G or to acquire AW. It was a Sumner Redstone project. Fans were in favor of this because it would keep the show on the air. It fell through. Paramount wanted either to merge with P&G or Viacom or to acquire AW. Eventually Paramount & Viacom merged with Viacom as the parent company. This did AW & its fans no good at all. The last company that wanted in on a P&G/AW deal was FOX. They had wanted a daytime lineup for years! Their choices were the P&G soaps. Beginning with AW and ATWT would have given them a minumum of two to start with. Eventually they did begin a daytime lineup but it wasn't soaps. Instead it was news shows & talk shows. Brandon Tartikoff, who began on ABC and the moved over to NBC, ran into Victoria Wyndham, met her, and said, “Oh my God, you’re the only reason we keep that show [Another World] on the air.” And he was dead shortly after that, so it didn’t help me very much." He died at the young age of 48. I keep thinking that he did a cameo on some show but I can't get any further with that memory. Anyone? I think instead I'm thinking of Brian Frons appearing as god on Santa Barbara.
  2. Laurence Caso Wiki 2 Quote/unquote, handwrritten Larry was noted for being the ATWT EP from 1988-1995. He won an Editor's Award. During the 1988 WGA Strike he acted as HW for the show. It is widely believed that CBS - with the assistance of P&G - engineered the infamous 3 show producer shuffle. Fans call that nightmare a fruit basket turnover. In 1996 someone from ABCD offered the Creative Consultant to Caso for The City. He declined. After he left Lucy Johnson was brought on to take his job. - As if -!
  3. It's that time again! We have the cast photos! This is an IMAGE HEAVY post, I'm unable to edit the height and width no matter what I'm doing. Tommy Bracco (28) Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y. Current City: Staten Island, N.Y. Occupation: Broadway Dancer Analyse Talavera (22) Hometown: Northridge, Calif. Current City: Simi Valley, Calif. Occupation: College Soccer Star Sam Smith (31) Hometown: West Nanticoke, Pa. Current City: Mountain Top, Pa. Occupation: Truck Driver Nicole Anthony (24) Hometown: Long Island, N.Y. Current City: Long Island, N.Y. Occupation: Preschool Aide Ovi Kabir (22) Hometown: Oakridge, Tenn. Current City: Knoxville, Tenn. Occupation: College Student Kemi Faknule (25) Hometown: Elkridge, Md. Current City: Brooklyn, N.Y. Occupation: Marketing Strategist Nick Maccarone (27) Hometown: Sewell, N.J. Current City: Sewell, N.J. Occupation: Therapist Isabella Wang (22) Hometown: Mount Olive, N.J. Current City: Los Angeles Occupation: Public Health Analyst Jack Matthews (28) Hometown: Chicago Current City: Tampa, Fla. Occupation: Fitness Trainer Jessica Milagros (“30ish”) Hometown: Chicago Current City: Oak Park, Ill. Occupation: Model Jackson Michie (24) Hometown: Nashville, Tenn. Current City: Los Angeles Occupation: Server Kathryn Dunn (29) Hometown: Irving, Texas Current City: Dallas, Texas Occupation: Digital Marketing Executive David Alexander (29) Hometown: Atlanta Current City: Atlanta Occupation: Photographer Holly Allen (31) Hometown: Lander, Wyo. Current City: Los Angeles Occupation: Wine Safari Guide Cliff Hogg III (53) Hometown: Houston Current City: Houston Occupation: Petroleum Engineer Christie Murphy (28) Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y. Current City: Keyport, N.J. Occupation: Boutique Owner I am LOVING the diverse look. There was a bit more posted with each player, but I didn't want to weight the post down too much.
  4. Unicorn is coming this Fall to CBS on Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c. I reallllllly liked Unicorn. It amused me a lot and I love Walton. 😥 I messed up! I thought that I was in the CBS subset.
  5. Coming this Fall, Thursdays at 10/9c.
  6. Coming to CBS this Fall, Mondays at 8:30/7:30c I did chuckle a few times while watching this and I LOVE the woman playing her mother (her name escapes me) from Chewing Gum on Netflix. I do agree that Bob seems to come off as a little stalker-ish.
  7. Coming to CBS this Fall, on Mondays at 9/8c. I feel as if this is based on some judges that were in the news. I don't know if you all have ever seen Judge Amber Wolf but she called the jail from the bench and demanded to know why the woman was sent to court with no pants on. I know after that and another video went viral they wanted to do shows with her but she declined.
  8. I wasn't sure about just putting this in the ATWT thread as a lot of the show had little to do with ATWT by the end of its run and because the show is so rare that I thought people would want to see it in its own right. So anyway, Rob Wargo on Youtube found this very rare episode and here it is:
  9. CBS continues it personnel travails as the showrunner of one of its forthcoming sitcoms, Fam, has been fired for using "inappropriate language" in the writer's room. Being that writer's rooms can be rough places to begin with, I imagine the language had to either be pretty foul or deeply disturbing and/or harassing to get the showrunner fired. Showrunner Of The Upcoming CBS Comedy Starring Tone Bell, Nina Dobrev And Sheryl Lee Ralph Has Been Fired For Inappropriate Language
  10. This new channel is brought to you from the company responsible for MeTV, in partnership with CBS Television is bringing a network that is said to be geared towards women called Start TV Network. https://www.starttv.com/
  11. This CBS soap ran from October 12, 1953- August 16, 1957. The show had the same name as a radio soap which fan from 38-46 and 51-52, but their stories were different. The radio version focused on Joan Barrett's fight to keep her "brilliant but unstable husband" on "the pathway to success." The TV version was about Helen Emerson, and her family - husband Frank, 9 year old Kim, 19 year old Mickey. Mickey was in love with Bonnie, a married woman. Helen and Frank also had a daughter, 17 year old Diane, who eloped with a divorced man but waited to marry until Helen gave her blessing. Helen was widowed in the first year, and struggled to cope, both with money and family problems. When Mickey stood up to his fiancee's controlling father, Helen finally gave her support to their union. Helen then began dating Gov. Lawrence Walker, marrying him on Valentine's Day, 1957. Nancy Coleman was on the show for a year, but left because it took up too much of her time. Flora Campbell, star of TV's first soap, Faraway Hill, replaced her. James Kirkwood Jr. was a lead player for the entire run. His mother, silent film actress Lila Lee, tried out for the Helen Emerson role, but they told her she looked too young. Kirkwood went on to write Legends, as well as the iconic musical A Chorus Line, before passing away in 1989. One of his last works was a book on dealing with Mary Martin and Carol Channing during their run in the play Legends. Valiant Lady was created by Allan Chase, produced by Leonard Blair and Carl Green, written by Charles Elwyn, and directed by Herb Kenwith, Ted Corday, and Ira Cirker. The show aired from New York, 12-12:15 PM, EST. (thanks to the Soap Opera Encyclopedia for a lot of this)
  12. https://daytimeconfidential.com/2017/08/10/sally-sussman-speaks-out-on-young-and-restless-and-lesbian-love-story Some excerpts: Daytime Confidential: Mariah and Tessa kissed last week on The Young and the Restless. What was the genesis behind telling a story where two seemingly straight women fall in love? Sally Sussman: When I came into Y&R last September, I had one day's notice to start the job. I had been traveling in France with my feature documentary [Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey], and hadn't been watching the show for several years. So, I had nothing prepared and never have started a job like that before. But because of the change happening so fast, I had to jump in with both feet. While starting to write the daily shows, I came up with several stories that I pitched the network; one of which is the love story between Mariah and a new character named Tessa. This is a love story; it's not a gay story. It's about falling in love with a person, not a gender. It is about Mariah and Tessa's self-discovery and it catches them both off guard. People fall in love unexpectedly for all sorts of reasons. Some they understand; some they don't. DC: Per usual with LGBT stories on daytime, some fans are loudly voicing their disapproval on social media. Did you anticipate this? SS: Before the kiss actually aired and the audience was starting to sense where the story was going, I was told by CBS that they had been getting a lot of negative comments. Because I had been away from the daytime genre for 10 years, and was aware that many other soaps had done stories featuring LGBT characters — some as long as 20 years ago — I was honestly a little taken aback by the depth of the negativity. It made me quite sad. When I created Generations, my goal was to make the African-American families where you didn't see race. I had hoped with this story people wouldn't just see gender; they'd feel the honest love between the characters. DC: Y&R fans on social media are questioning the timing of your decision to retire and the launch of the story. Do you regret not being able to stay on and tell the story yourself? SS: The two events are not related; this storyline was approved last October. The material airing now was written in May because the show is three months ahead of air. I know a lot of fans got upset by the only interview I did while at Y&R, which was last October with Michael Logan. He had been faithfully watching the show throughout all the head writer changes and really wanted answers to the loose ends that were left by my predecessor. What he didn't know is that night I had to fly to Vancouver where my 61-year-old brother just died suddenly and unexpectedly. He was my last surviving family member and it devastated me. Thinking about future stories for Y&R was the furthest thing from my mind, so I just made up a bunch of stuff because I hadn't gotten the chance to write a long-term yet. At that point, I honestly didn't think I could make six months in the job. So I'm thrilled to have made it to one year. Also...Sally lets folks know that this was ALL HER IDEAS and she didn't have a bunch of network interference, she was in TOTAL control "But I take responsibility for every scene in every episode as it was all done by me. As head writer you can't farm this work out to your writers or anyone else; to do this job properly you need to be in the trenches on every episode and every scene. So if the audience liked what they saw, great. If they hated what they saw, then I feel badly and disappointed but I know it goes with the territory. I adored my writing team, most of whom I'd never worked with before. They were fantastic to work with, but your writers don't make up the shows. They look to you to guide them and tell them what is in each episode. The same goes for the network and Sony. They give notes of course and most of their notes are actually very helpful and thoughtful. I never had any issues with the network or their input; we had great long-term story meetings, lots of good back/forth; lots of laughter."
  13. Hulu's live streaming option will now include all four major broadcast networks. Hulu CEO Says It Will Have CBS On Live Streaming Service
  14. Sooooooo... it appears as if they like to keep going back to the SAME plot of bringing in coaches and returnees. Audrey Middleton, Big Brother 17, 14th placeDerrick Levasseur, Big Brother 16 winnerVanessa Rousso, Big Brother 17, third placeIan Terry, Big Brother 14 winner http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2016/06/big-brother-18-coaches-twist-bb18/ The link has more info but why bring in Audrey? She wasn't even a good gamer and was out very early. The others I can kinda get because they played good or semi-good.
  15. Almost all of us like to know what happens before it airs (don't include Toups in this! He totes doesn't)... So talk about the happenings on the live feeds and spoil it all for those of us that don't mind knowing what happens before the next episode airs.
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