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Snop Lion to Guest Star on ‘One Life to Live’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Daytime, Drama, ABC, Announcements, News,

Snoop LionSnoop Lion will star in One Life To Live. The rapper-turned-reggae artist will produce and perform the theme song for production company Prospect Park's revival of the legendary soap and will appear as himself on the show.

"We're thrilled to have the support of such an iconic artist, like Snoop Lion. To have him write and produce the theme song for this series and to have the amazingly talented Iza Lach on board, is just incredible. We are extremely grateful and excited for fans to hear the new theme song and of course catch Snoop Lion in upcoming episodes," Jeff Kwatinetz, chairman and CEO of Prospect Park.

Other stars set to appear in the revamped show include Jersey Shore's Jenni "JWoww" Farley and High School Musical's Corbin Bleu, who was thrilled to work with Snoop. "Fantastic day yesterday on the set of @onelifetolive with @snooplion #coolestguyever #OLTLPremiers 4/29 on @hulu (sic)," he wrote on Twitter.

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Kelly Ripa, Susan Lucci Comment on AMC Cancellation

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Daytime, ABC, Cancellations, Gossip,

All My Children

It’s official: All My Children has been canceled. ABC delivered the news in a shocking double elimination, axing AMC and One Life to Live on the same day.

Kelly Ripa, who played Hayley Vaughan Santos on the series, has already released a statement. “All My Children means so much more to me than any place,” she said of the set where she and husband Mark Consuelos met. “We had our children there, it was a big part of our lives, and I think that to cancel a show that has been on television for so many years, what are you going to replace it with?”

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Daytime Dish: As the World Turns Canceled by CBS

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Drama, CBS, Cancellations,

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Come next September, CBS will have a new hole to fill on its daytime calendar. That’s the month will come to its end.

Today’s cancellation announcement comes just three months after Guiding Light officially closed up shop. World, like Light, has been on the air for over 50 years.

“We are disappointed and saddened by the news that the show is not being renewed,” exec producer Chris Goutman said. “It will certainly be a loss for all of us, and for the show’s loyal audience.”

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Preview Daytime Emmy Nominees Via YouTube

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Award Shows, Daytime, ABC, CBS, Video,

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Have you ever watched an awards show and wondered who all the nominees were? Have you ever tuned into the and realized your soaps were all on one network?

Well - if you’re in need of a little more enlightenment, YouTube just might be able to help. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has partnered with the website to offer clips of the nominees for this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards. Videos for 13 different categories (57 nominees) can be found on one page.

At the 35th annual event event, CBS will be leading the pack with a total of 56 nominations. (PBS follows with 44; ABC has 39.) The Young and the Restless tops the contenders with 17 mentions while Guiding Light, and Sesame Street are all tied at 13.

The Daytime Emmys air June 20th on .

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One Life To Live: 40 and Fabulous

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: Daytime, Drama, ABC, Editorial, News,

One Life to Live

For most people who watch soap operas, the shows you follow are sort of like religion: you are usually exposed by a parent when you are young and you usually go through a period in your life (or several, for that matter) when you lose your faith. When I was a child, my mother (the most interesting person I know, by the way) watched and . And so I started watching those two soaps. In fact I remember some summers when I was 11 or 12 where my whole day centered around catching the latest news from Llanview or Port Charles. (This is a fact I find extremely disturbing now that I am an adult and parent of two small daughters.)

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Checking into the Big Brother House: Chelsia Gets the Boot

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: Prime Time, Reality, CBS, Editorial, Features, News,

BB9 Chelsia OutIt has been a couple of weeks since I’ve written about . While I’ve watched most of the episodes in between then and now, I have to say it was getting to be a bit like my on-again, off-again relationship with the soap opera One Life to Live. I’ve missed years at a time and still know exactly what the storyline is.

A quick recap of the past few weeks: James was voted out then quickly voted back in when the house guests were given the chance to either bring back a mystery house guest (Alex) who had already been evicted or bring back James. In an odd turn of logic, even some of the guests who gave James the boot voted him back in within a few minutes. (I think they feared the mystery guest was either super-annoying Amanda or super-annoying Jen.)

Once James got back in the house, he and Chelsia began a reign of terror that ended with Boston roofer Matt evicted and his former “soul mate” daft Oregon bikini barista Natalie vowing revenge. Later, under-the-radar king Adam won Head of Household. He nominated Chelsia and James for eviction but James later won the Power of Veto and saved himself. Adam then put Sharon up as a pawn next to Chelsia bringing us to tonight’s eviction: Chelsia is out.

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Daytime Dish: Snoop Dogg Visits One Life to Live

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Music, ABC,

Snoop DoggIf celebs need to get themselves seen, they may want to start hitting up the hot spots in Llanview.

Over the past few months, has seen a score of musical performers travel through its Pennsylvanian town.  Last October, Timbaland hit the stage at Capricorn, a hip night club on the show.  One month ago, Mary J. Blige performed during two episodes of the daytime drama.  Now it’s Snoop’s chance to bring the house down.

The star of Father Hood will take the mike during the next sweeps period.  will perform several songs from his new album in another two-day stint.  The rapper will also serve up his own treatment of OLTL‘s opening theme and lend his acting skills to the ABC soap.

You can check out Snoop’s gig at Ultra Violet on May 8th and 9th.

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Review: Mary J. Blige On One Life To Live

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: Daytime, Drama, Music, ABC, Editorial,

Mary J. BligeIf you blinked you may have missed singer ‘s performance near the end of ABC’s today. The good news is she’ll be back on Monday, February 18. Blige and her real band performed at character Starr Manning’s (Kristen Alderson) sweet 16 birthday party. It was by far the best 2-3 minutes of the otherwise tedious cliffhanger Friday show.

Blige gave an exuberant performance of her song, “Just Fine”. It was the R&B singer’s second time performing on One Life to Live. Her first go around in Llanview was back in 2006.

Incorporating real stars into the fictional world of soap operas can come across as clunky at times (think back to Timbaland’s appearance on OLTL last year when he claimed to be a fan of fictional singer Sarah “Flash” Roberts). OLTL’s writers handled this one smoothly with a crowd of kids who were supposed to be at a nightclub party anyway. The actors and extras looked like they were having a genuinely good time. So did Mary J. She says she has been a fan of the show since she was a child.

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This Week on TV (2/11-2/17)

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(You can view the whole Revamped TV Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (2/11)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 8pm):  “Sarah meets a stranger () who shares a similar past.”  They were once both white rappers?
  • Dance War (ABC, 8pm):  “The touring company of ‘High School Musical’ performs.”  The contestants, now left with inferiority complexes, are unable to go on.
  • Flavor of Love (VH1, 9pm):  Third season premiere.  Is it a coincidence that a Flav-ex has since show up on ?
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  “The escape attempt is successful for some, if not all, of the escapees.”  Apparently you can miss weeks of this show and not miss a thing.

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General Hospital’s Heart Disease Awareness Effort Strikes an Awkward Note

Sonya Eddy, Nurse JohnsonOK, I know it is for a good cause and all but I couldn’t help feeling a bit icky yesterday when one of the characters on ABC’s mentioned a brand name product he liked: Campbell’s V8 Fusion drink.

This not-so-subtle plug was a result of teaming up with Campbell’s Soup Company and the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women”  effort to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease in women. The February-long effort spans ABC’s entire daypart including heart disease related topics on The View and as ABC’s press release states “cause-related marketing” on ABC’s Soapnet cable channel.

Some of the shows are able to weave the important public service message in fairly seamlessly. On ABC’s this integration of reality and storyline will culminate in a “Go Red” Valentine’s Day Ball hosted by usual enemies Dorian Lord and Viki Davidson. Viki has a history of heart disease and most soaps can’t go more than a few months without a ball storyline anyway.

ABC’s is working in the concept by having the ladies of the fictional Fusion Cosmetics host a “Go Red” Fashion Show. Not too much of a stretch there either.

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