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2 hours ago, Toups said:

They should air 3 new episodes a week and have Thursday/Friday as classic episodes.  Fridays are usually the lowest rated episode, so this would help their weekly average, but not having it count.  

 

Makes sense then to do it this way. Probably why they picked Friday then. But yeah, Thursday/Friday would probably be better to save on the amount of episodes. Maybe they gradually reduce? Or maybe they're hoping to resume taping sometime in mid-late May? (Of course hoping and it being a reality are two different things)

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2 hours ago, Toups said:

They should air 3 new episodes a week and have Thursday/Friday as classic episodes.  Fridays are usually the lowest rated episode, so this would help their weekly average, but not having it count.  

 

And if they do it that way, the Thursday/Friday episodes can be back to back classics with a resolution of whatever the cliffhanger was. I'm assuming if they show Day 1 of the Masquerade Ball this Friday, they won't resume with the Ball a week later. It would take ages to show just that week.

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21 minutes ago, Marco Dane said:

I hope GH does this but it might be some boring episodes with Sonny and Brenda....

How long ago was it when ABC Daytime wanted to roll out several classic episodes a year to cut production costs? Anyone can refresh my memory on why that didn't last long? Besides the morbid reality that they cancelling OLTL and AMC probably cut all the costs they needed to cut...

I'm excited to see more older Y&R episodes the way they were originally presented so many years ago. That Victor/Nicki wedding a few NYEs ago was great, and I would love to just have that look and feel of classic Y&R on my TV again.

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1 minute ago, All My Shadows said:

How long ago was it when ABC Daytime wanted to roll out several classic episodes a year to cut production costs? Anyone can refresh my memory on why that didn't last long? Besides the morbid reality that they cancelling OLTL and AMC probably cut all the costs they needed to cut...

I'm excited to see more older Y&R episodes the way they were originally presented so many years ago. That Victor/Nicki wedding a few NYEs ago was great, and I would love to just have that look and feel of classic Y&R on my TV again.

 

I wish ABC did that... 

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27 minutes ago, YRfan23 said:

Doug Davidson also confirmed on Twitter that they plan to show Paul and Christine's Honeymoon where Phyllis was causing trouble.

 

I am meh on that episode personally. It was a lot of Phyllis and Tim hijinx when they followed them to the Caribbean

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1 hour ago, All My Shadows said:

How long ago was it when ABC Daytime wanted to roll out several classic episodes a year to cut production costs? Anyone can refresh my memory on why that didn't last long? Besides the morbid reality that they cancelling OLTL and AMC probably cut all the costs they needed to cut...

I'm excited to see more older Y&R episodes the way they were originally presented so many years ago. That Victor/Nicki wedding a few NYEs ago was great, and I would love to just have that look and feel of classic Y&R on my TV again.

 

The "classic" episodes didn't really muster in the ratings and they weren't even classics to begin with. Only "classic" episodes aired featuring Vanessa Marcil's Brenda Barrett have generated any interest by ABC's viewers. She was a HUGE draw for that network. Another reason is music rights and material not jiving with what was currently airing at the time. Hence, ABC aired "current" story related reruns on holidays before outright deciding to cancel all their scripted soaps, saving GH at the last minute.

 

Back to Y&R...can't comment on what ya'll are talking about just yet. Probably tomorrow I can though.

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9 minutes ago, Errol said:

The "classic" episodes didn't really muster in the ratings and they weren't even classics to begin with. Only "classic" episodes aired featuring Vanessa Marcil's Brenda Barrett have generated any interest by ABC's viewers. She was a HUGE draw for that network. Another reason is music rights and material not jiving with what was currently airing at the time. Hence, ABC aired "current" story related reruns on holidays before outright deciding to cancel all their scripted soaps, saving GH at the last minute.


Ah, okay, that does all sound very familiar. Being that this was around the time more and more stuff started popping up on YT, I don't think anyone really cared that this "experiment" didn't work out. I do recall a relatively older episode of OLTL from the mid-90s being aired, featuring Thorsten Kaye's head of hideous hair.

Clearly, you're ready to roll out the list of Y&R episodes to expect. I'll be here waiting - not like I have anything else to do these days.

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