So weird that CBS would put a rerun of Mash smack dab between GL and LOL.
Was 2 PM a timeslot for local affiliates at that time? I think had LOL followed GL at 2 PM, it would've probably lasted longer.
Can’t speak so much for Nixon aside the from fact she may have or may not have killed off an entire family via plane crash(or was it car crash?) on AW that she didn’t care for lol. Nixon is also seen by some as abandoning OLTL and Loving at some point, something Bell would’ve never done.
Irna was notorious for some pretty unpopular ruthless writing and production making decisions on GL, ATWT, AW, Peyton Place etc. Her finally run at ATWT has always been widely panned and did cause the show to stumble.
Bell’s entire 25 years at Y&R is well studied because it’s an anom
I'm no authority on Agnes Nixon or Irna Phillips, but Bill Bell had a habit of dropping characters without much explanation and then, out of necessity later on, "back-pedaling" to explain where they'd been. He ALWAYS did that. Sometimes his "back-pedaling" was logical, and other times it wasn't, but normally you could visualize his thought process. In the mid-1980's, he dropped Julianna McCarthy (Liz Brooks) to recurring, as Liz wasn't receiving much storyline material and was interacting solely with her daughter Jill. Eventually she just vanished without a trace. About a year later, h