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It could be 30 minutes, it could be 50-60, whatever. You can do seasonal arc work the way PC did, the way many shows like Degrassi do, like Linda Gottlieb tried and failed to do at OLTL in '91. The time is right for it. And frankly AMC and OLTL 2.0 both covered a ton of opening story in 30-40 eps each at 30 minutes. It's doable. I'll say it to the end of time, even though I have no expectation of it happening again. It happened sooner than I thought it would in 2013, and now I think the well is poisoned because of the legal mess and because most of all, ABC just doesn't give a [!@#$%^&*]. They'd rather leave the money on the table than admit to a part of their empire they left behind still having value.

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4 minutes ago, Vee said:

It could be 30 minutes, it could be 50-60, whatever. You can do seasonal arc work the way PC did, the way many shows like Degrassi do, like Linda Gottlieb tried and failed to do at OLTL in '91. The time is right for it. And frankly AMC and OLTL 2.0 both covered a ton of opening story in 30-40 eps each at 30 minutes. It's doable. I'll say it to the end of time, even though I have no expectation of it happening again. It happened sooner than I thought it would in 2013, and now I think the well is poisoned because of the legal mess and because most of all, ABC just doesn't give a [!@#$%^&*]. They'd rather leave the money on the table than admit to a part of their empire they left behind still having value.

I wonder if it could be profitable being shown on the ABC app just as CBS has original programming on their All Access App. I think streaming is where most of TV is heading eventually anyway.

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18 minutes ago, Costello said:

Yeah, my guess is it wouldn’t be stylized or produced as a traditional soap in the multi-camera, five-times-a-week sense. 


I don't know, I think the critical success of ODAAT has shown that you can go out on a limb with a traditional aesthetic and do well. Long scenes with no background music is classic Lear, and that's what we get with the new ODAAT. A visually stunning videotaped drama series at 30 minutes per episode - with decent storylines and decent enough acting - could be a hit as long as they were to go into it knowing that this isn't a mainstream product. Target soap fans and see how well it does.

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Cross-posted from the Where Are They Now thread -

 

It's been brought up here before, but this article is a bit more in-depth with their own discussion of it - Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan talk about each playing the role of Reggie, and why Boseman was fired for complaining about the stereotypical elements (which I think many of us, myself included, noted at the time).

 

While Boseman talked about his experience on the now-defunct soap in a Howard University last May, he and Jordan had never discussed the synchronicity of their daytime-drama days until we brought it up in a recent interview for a cover story in TheWrap’s Oscar magazine.

 

“This is the first time anyone has ever asked about that!” Jordan said, laughing. “We’ve done this so much, and you’re the guy, you’re the one.”

 

“I knew it was gonna happen today!” said Boseman, who also broke out laughing as soon as the question was posed.

 

“You did?” said Jordan. “Oh, man!”

 

“I was like, ‘There’s no way in the world it’s not happening today.'”

 

The character they both played, Reggie Montgomery, was a disaffected teen who initially came across as little more than a stereotypical thug. Boseman, who was 26 at the time, was hired to create the part early in a career that also included guest appearances on “Third Watch,” “Law & Order” and “ER” — and he bristled at the stereotypical nature of the part.

 

After a week on the job, he complained to the producers, who promptly dismissed him and brought in Jordan, then 16, who was coming off 12 episodes of the hugely influential HBO series “The Wire.”

 

When they stopped laughing about the fact that somebody had brought up “All My Children,” Jordan turned to his “Black Panther” costar. “Hey, you had him first, man,” he said of the part of Reggie Montgomery. “What’s up?”

 

Boseman laughed. “It’s one of those things where you get a role, and you don’t really know,” he said. “When I got it, I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

 

He nodded at Jordan. “‘The Wire’ could be viewed as stereotypical on the page, but all TV series that are worth their salt steal a little bit from ‘The Wire’ nowadays. It revolutionized series television. And this was not that.”

 

Jordan laughed.

 

“This was not that, God bless ‘em,” Boseman continued. “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for him.”

 

“I was just thinking that as you were talking,” said Jordan.

 

“It did!” said Boseman. “They said, ‘You are too much trouble,’ but they took my suggestions, or some of them. And for me, honestly, that’s what this is about.”

 

“That’s awesome to hear,” said Jordan. “It’s so wild to hear you say that. I’m younger than Chad, and I was coming into ‘All My Children’ fresh off ‘The Wire’ — wide open, still learning. I was playing this role not knowing that a lot of the things I was going through were because of what he’d already done for me."

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He was the only Scott I liked. Cosgrove was mostly just wooden, and the only real memory I have of Mayfield is the time that certain attention-seeking site writers kept stirring up stories about his package. 

 

This pretty much shows why people are lazy and stupid if they base their article off IMDB:

 

McDermott would go on to act in the soap opera "All My Children" for five episodes in 1995 and 1996.

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I eye-rolled at that line myself. The article has a handful of typos as well. Still, it's nice to see what actors who left the business are doing these days. 

 

Did he and Sarah Michelle Gellar ever cross paths on AMC

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15 minutes ago, Bright Eyes said:

Does anyone have a preference for their Scott Chandler of choice?

 

I can't say that I have a favorite Scott, because I don't think the character was ever used well, regardless of who was portraying him at the time.  Maybe the little kid who was the first to play him?  But even that's a stretch.

 

10 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 Cosgrove was mostly just wooden

 

IMO, that's how he is in all his roles.  People who've worked with him have talked about how charming he is offscreen, but I've yet to see it.  It's as if the charisma drains from his body the moment the cameras are turned on and the director says, "Action."

 

On 1/7/2019 at 2:57 PM, Faulkner said:

JPS is still handsome (If painfully thin), but hot damn:

 

JPS: I was just finding the character and they killed me off.

 

I'm confused.  I thought it was his choice to leave, not the show's.  Was I wrong all this time?

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15 minutes ago, Bright Eyes said:

I eye-rolled at that line myself. The article has a handful of typos as well. Still, it's nice to see what actors who left the business are doing these days. 

 

Did he and Sarah Michelle Gellar ever cross paths on AMC

 

They were also kind not to mention his DWI...

 

I don't believe so. 

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Do any of the Susan Lucci fans (besides our wonderful @SFK ) still post here? Jonathan...Ellebelle?

 

They may enjoy this.

 

 

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3 hours ago, DRW50 said:

Do any of the Susan Lucci fans (besides our wonderful @SFK ) still post here? Jonathan...Ellebelle?

 

They may enjoy this.

 

 

 

😍😍😍

Over 30 years ago, and she looks even better today!

 

 

 

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On 1/23/2019 at 7:17 AM, DRW50 said:

Do any of the Susan Lucci fans (besides our wonderful @SFK ) still post here? Jonathan...Ellebelle?

 

They may enjoy this.

 

 

 

OMG, I had forgotten about this commercial!  Thanks for the memories!

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I have a general Roscoe Born question - He famously quit AMC because his character Jim was going to be in a pedophile storyline, but then he played "Terrible" Tom on Y&R who was cast as a pedophile.

 

I know the simple answer is money, but I wonder if anyone recalls if Mr. Born was ever interviewed on the subject?

 

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