If a year ago someone bet me that a modern-day soap opera would not only put their African-American characters in a front burner storyline that was deeply entrenched in social issues, which had nothing to do with the color of one's skin, race or ethnicity, I'd owe that person plenty of money right about now.
When life gives you lemons, you’re supposed to make lemonade. But when former “All My Children” actors Debbie Morgan (ex-Angie Hubbard) and Ricky Paull Goldin (ex-Jake Martin, “AMC;” ex-Jesse Torres, “The Bold and the Beautiful;” ex-Gus Aitoro, “Guiding Light;” Andrew Miller, “Beacon Hill”) were given the very lemon-esque news that their sudser had been cancelled, they decided to make much more than lemonade: They paired up to executive produce an MTV special!
We've been hearing a lot about the talented cast that Open Book Productions and Bella Productions have assembled for "Beacon Hill" (see above), but today we finally learned how we'll be able to watch the show when it premieres Wednesday, March 5th!
If you never imagined you'd get the opportunity of seeing the likes of Sarah Joy Brown, Alicia Minshew, Melissa Archer, Ron Raines, Scott Bryce, Crystal Chappell, Tina Sloan, Ricky Paull Goldin, John-Paul Lavoisier and Louise Sorel in the same series at the same time, your imagination needs some fine tuning. With actresses Jessica Morris and Rebecca Mozo rounding out its cast, "Beacon Hill: The Series" is ready to march itself to the top of the internet charts when it debuts in March 2014. To get viewers to salivate over what's to come, Bella Productions in association with Open Book Productions has released the first teaser trailer that highlights Brown and Minshew as two out lesbians trying to survive the political world in Boston, Massachusetts.
The annual Tails N Tots event is set to take place on Saturday, October 12, and it looks like this year’s event, benefitting The Kids Wish Network, will be featuring not one but TWO former Jake Martins from “All My Children!”
According to a report by TV Guide's Michael Logan, former "Guiding Light" and "All My Children" star Ricky Paull Goldin is joining the cast of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" in the recurring role of Jesse, who is the "badass" daddy of Maya's (Karla Mosley) child. Per a "B&B" rep, Jesse "will arrive on the scene, see Maya with Rick [Jacob Young] and immediately get jealous." Goldin is expected to begin filming scenes this week with a first airdate set for Monday, May 15.
Earlier today Paos Revolution (aka: Soap Revolution flipped) announced that actor Ray MacDonnell is scheduled to make a return visit to Pine Valley as Dr. Joe Martin. It was previously stated by Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin), in a recent interview with Soap Opera Digest, that MacDonnell would likely be appearing on the reboot of the soap when Knight said, "I think the Martins are going to be well-represented with Cady and I hear Ray. I’m sorry if Ricky [Paull Goldin, ex-Jake] won't be. I'm blessed, personally, that the Martins are going to be represented."
When news of Prospect Park first came to light in 2011, Debbi Morgan decided to move on from Pine Valley and "All My Children" and head on over to Genoa City and "The Young and the Restless" instead. Now it appears the actress has decided to return to the drama series in the role of Dr. Angela Hubbard as it transitions to the web sometime this year. In a posting on her Twitter page, the actress said, "Ok, I can finally announce how thrilled I am 2 B on board w/the "All My Children" re-boot & Prospect Park! Agnes Nixon, you're my HERO!!!"
Noting the nations thirst for New Jersey based reality entertainment, in the summer of 2010, the cable network Oxygen jumped into the fray with "Jersey Couture." Except for being based in New Jersey, viewers will not see much similarities between this series and the eccentricities of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey" and MTV's "Jersey Shore." "Jersey Couture" rather takes a page from TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress." Both programs share the same producers. This reality series follows the fun and drama surrounding the Scali family (and their customers) as they run Diane & Co., one of New Jersey's premiere dress boutiques.
On September 26, "All My Children" will be replaced on ABC Daytime by a lifestyle program - with a focus on food - titled (arguably in poor taste) "The Chew." Early this morning, Entertainment Weekly revealed that CBS Daytime reached out to several actors from the cancelled ABC drama to assist them in some interesting counter-programming beginning on September 26.
"All My Children" is scheduled to last air on ABC on Friday, September 23. Although "AMC" and "One Life to Live" are slated to go on in a different format thanks to a licensing deal between ABC and production company Prospect Park, several events have been organized to assist the actors and viewers in saying good-bye to "AMC" in the format fans have come to know and love it in for the first 41-years of its existence. These events will be held on the East Coast where the soap was produced for four decades before being moved to Los Angeles in January 2010.
After 72 years on air between radio and television, CBS's "Guiding Light" will cease broadcasting on the CBS Television Network due to low ratings. Love may save the world, but apparently it wasn't enough to save television's longest running daytime drama. Even with having its name published in the Guinness World Record Book and winning three Daytime Emmy's for Best Drama Series (the most recent being in 2007), "GL" found itself unable to withstand the mass exodus of viewers from the traditional daytime soap format in recent years.