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Thursday, May 31, 2012

ATWT: James Stenbeck Story DVD Set & a Freebie

Today, May 31, 2012 it was announced that soapclassics.com was releasing yet another As the World Turns set. This one focuses on the character of James Stenbeck, played by Anthony Herrera. The ten episodes in this two disc set are from 1980 - 1989. The free episode was from Friday, November 6, 1987. Below is my summary of this episode.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Emmy News: Best Morning Show Award Last of the Night

Today on twitter @HLNTV announced that the Best Morning Show Award on the Daytime Emmys will be given out last. There are two nominees in this category: ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's The Today Show.

Monday, May 28, 2012

GH: Top 20 List in The Washington Times

General Hospital got on "The List: Top 20 TV medical shows" on The Washington Times website. To see who else was listed click here. To see my thoughts on it being part of the list continue reading.

TV on DVD: Knots Landing Season One

For this long Memorial Day weekend, I took the opportunity to view the first season of Knots Landing, which I purchased on DVD earlier this year during the WeLoveSoaps sale. I've watched very few episodes of this series, so I was going in with little or no expectations. What follows is my summary and thoughts about about the Dallas spinoff, which used to air on SoapNet.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Programming Notes

Two major news items came out in the world of soap operas this week. The first was information on the Daytime Emmys being broadcast on television. The other is how on Memorial Day, the only soap airing a new episode is Days of Our Lives.

Friday, May 25, 2012

GL: Free 1996 Episode

In honor of the last two weeks of Guiding Light being available on a two disc set, soapclassics.com has released the November 25, 1996 episode. This particular show is the follow up episode to the fifth episode on disc one of the Bauer Family DVD.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Y&R: Cassie Newman Tribute Episode

On Thursday May 24, 2012 in the US (May 23 in Canada), "The Young and the Restless" aired an anniversary/tribute episode in honor of the death of Cassie Newman (played by Camryn Grimes). The character passed away in 2005 in a car accident. This summary is not 100% in sequence, but is done based upon who shared scenes.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Good Afternoon America

Today (May 21, 2012) the official announcement of Good Afternoon America was made by ABC click here to read the press release. This is the replacement show for "The Revolution", which was cancelled about four months after replacing One Life to Live. Good Afternoon America is a spinoff of Good Morning America and will air in the 2 PM EDT slot for a nine week period over the summer starting on July 9, 2012.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Days: Will Comes Out & Sami Freaks

On Days of Our Lives this week, Will (Chandler Massey) came out to his parents Lucas (Bryan Datillo) and Sami (Alison Sweeney). This was not a happy occasion as Sami was upset that Will didn't tell them sooner.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

B&B: The Continuing Saga of Steffy, Liam & Hope

Recently on "The Bold & The Beautiful" Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), Liam (Scott Clifton) and Hope (Kim Matula) have been dealing with Steffy not agreeing to annul her marriage to Liam. They married under false pretenses, but since the feelings weren’t fake, she felt a divorce with a six month waiting period would be appropriate. This action has caused a lot of conflict for these characters.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Soaps & Get Glue

Getglue.com is a social media site, that I've seen more and more soap fans use to show their interests. The site, which was launched in 2009, allows people to "check-in" to their favorite shows.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

ATWT: Special Free Mother's Day Episode

Soapclassics.com posted a free episode from March 31, 1986. This episode aired two days before the 30th anniversary episode of As the World Turns. Here is my summary of the episode. The newest release for ATWT by the company is the last two weeks of the program with the extra option of a script reproduction.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thoughts on Daytime Emmy Nominations 2012

Here are my thoughts on the Daytime Emmy Nominations for 2012. At this point we do not know if and when the awards will air, but they will be given out in LA. Click here for coverage from the NATAS.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Y&R: Sharon and Victor

On "The Young & the Restless" it seems like they are going to go full force with the controversial pairing of Sharon (Sharon Case) and Victor (Eric Braeden). I was thinking about why this bothers me so much and decided to blog about it.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dead Ex Book

Dead Ex is a novel that takes place in the world of daytime soap operas. The author Harley Jane Kozak is a soap opera alumni turned author. She appeared on Texas, Santa Barbara (as Sister Mary who was famously killed by the letter C check it out on Youtube) and Guiding Light (as Annabelle Simms a few of her episodes are on the GL collection) in the 1980s.

Friday, May 4, 2012

AMC: Susan Lucci on WWHL

Susan Lucci, otherwise known as Erica Kane to All My Children viewers, was on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live, Thursday night May 3, 2012. The other guest was Mark Ruffalo from "The Avengers".

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

ATWT: Carly & Jack Collection Disc One

This is my summary of the first disc of the two disc Carly & Jack Collection from As the World Turns.