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  • Debuted on: April 2, 1956
  • Final Tape Date: June 23, 2010
  • Final Air Date: September 17, 2010
  • # of Episodes: 13,858
  • Network: CBS
  • Created by: Irna Phillips
  • Takes place in: Oakdale, IL USA
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    Original Cast

    • Bobby Alford as Bob Hughes
    • Les Damon as Jim Lowell
    • Wendy Drew as Ellen Lowell
    • Larry Hugo as John Hughes
    • William Johnstone as Judge James Lowell
    • William Lee as Grandpa William Hughes
    • Carl Low as Dick Baker
    • Anne Burr McDermott as Claire Lowell
    • Don McLaughlin as Christopher Hughes
    • Nat Polen as Dr. Doug Cassen
    • Leona Powers as Mrs. Turner
    • Rosemary Prinz as Penny Hughes
    • Selena Royale as Grace Baker
    • Mark Rydell as Jeff Baker
    • Hal Studer as Donald Hughes
    • Joyce Van Patten as Janice Turner
    • Helen Wagner as Nancy Hughes
    • Ruth Warrick as Edith Hughes

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    (News section last updated November 15, 2019)

    Renée Elise Goldsberry & Jennifer Ferrin on Evil 12/5/19

    (11/15/19) “Exorcism Part 2” – David is shocked to learn he is being sued for inflicting severe psychological harm on Caroline Hopkins (Karen Pittman), after he assisted in her exorcism. The accusation leads him to question his future as a priest, especially once he develops a very close connection with his defense attorney, Renée Harris (Renée Elise Goldsberry), on EVIL, Thursday, Dec. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Peter Scolari guest stars as Bishop Marx.

    GUEST CAST includes: Renée Elise Goldsberry (Renée Harris), Jennifer Ferrin (Judith Lemonhead).

    Tonya Pinkins on Madam Secretary 11/24/19

    (11/15/19) “Ships and Countries” – When an American tech CEO goes missing in a foreign country, Elizabeth navigates complicated diplomatic terrain to get him back without triggering a regional conflict. Also, things get personal when Stevie and Henry testify at House impeachment proceedings, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Nov. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Spencer Garrett (Alan Canning), Tonya Pinkins (Susan Thomas).

    Tonya Pinkins on Madam Secretary 12/1/19

    (11/15/19) “Carpe Diem” – Elizabeth faces a national security crisis when a military conflict in international waters spirals to the brink of nuclear confrontation. Also, with the imminent threat of impeachment looming over the McCord administration, Elizabeth and Henry make a wish-list of things to do while she’s still in office, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Dec. 1 (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Spencer Garrett (Alan Canning), Tonya Pinkins (Susan Thomas).

    Jordana Brewster Joins Jeffrey Dean Morgan In ‘Shrine’ Adaptation From Screen Gems

    (11/12/19) Fast & Furious star Jordana Brewster is set to lead opposite Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Shrine, the Screen Gems feature adaptation to James Herbert’s 1983 horror novel of the same name. Evan Spiliotopoulos is directing the film from a screenplay he adapted.

    It’s about a disgraced journalist who discovers a series of seemingly divine miracles in a small New England town and uses them to resurrect his career, but the ‘miracles’ may have a much darker source.

    Spiliotopoulos is producing with Ghost House’s Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert producing. Romel Adam will oversee production for Ghost House, while Scott Strauss and Michael Bitar will oversee on behalf of Screen Gems.

    Brewster will return as Mia, a role she has filled since the beginning of the franchise, in Universal’s Fast & Furious 9. She also stars in the indie film Bailey & Darla with Brittany Snow and Sam Richardson. Her reps are CAA, Principal Entertainment LA, Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer.

    Production will begin on Shrine in February. Romel Adam will oversee for Ghost House. Scott Strauss and Michael Bitar will oversee for Screen Gems.

    ‘Dash & Lily’: Five Set To Recur In Netflix’s Holiday YA Series From Shawn Levy & Nick Jonas

    (11/8/19) Glenn McCuen (Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures), Michael Park (Stranger Things), Gideon Emery (Teen Wolf), Jennifer Ikeda (Maniac) and Diego Guevera (Strapped for Danger) are set to recur in Dash & Lily, Netflix’s 2020 romantic comedy series from Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Nick Jonas’ Image 32.

    Based on the YA book series Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, the eight-episode holiday comedy revolves around cynical Dash (Austin Abrams) and optimistic Lily (Midori Francis). Trading dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, they find they have more in common with each other than either expected.

    McCuen will play Edgar Thibaud, a popular prep school boy from a privileged upbringing. Confident, flirtatious and sometimes oblivious, he’s a former bully who’s trying to reform.

    Park is Gordon, Dash’s father, a world traveler who skis, sails and always manages to make his son feel small.

    Emery will portray Adam, Lily’s father, a school administrator and works hard to shelter his children from the harsher realities of the adult world.

    Ikeda is set as Grace, Lily’s mother, a poetry scholar who’s taught her daughter to find the beauty in everyday life.

    Guevera plays Benny, the boyfriend of Lily’s brother Langston (Troy Iwata). He’s a compassionate romantic who encourages Lily to step out of her comfort zone.

    Joe Tracz is writer, executive producer and showrunner for Dash & Lily. Levy and Josh Barry executive produce for 21 Laps and Jonas for Image 32. Cohn and Levithan co-executive produce.

    Brad Silberling will direct and executive produce the first two episodes. Fred Savage and Pamela Romanowsky (Riverdale) also will direct.

    Tonya Pinkins Guests on Madam Secretary 11/17/19

    (11/8/19) “Accountability” – When U.S. intelligence locates the mastermind behind a foreign country’s hack, Elizabeth must decide whether to risk war by extracting him from the country while she also prepares for the White House correspondents’ dinner. Also, Jason faces backlash after he confronts his school newspaper over its coverage of Elizabeth, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Nov. 17 (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Tonya Pinkins (Susan Thompson), Amanda Warren (Olivia Mason)

    ‘Eastsiders’ Returns To Netflix For Fourth & Final Season; Premiere Date Set

    (11/5/19) The fourth and final season of Kit Williamson’s Emmy-nominated LGBTQ series Eastsiders will be available on Netflix on December 1.

    Thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $140,000 from fans, Eastsiders, a co-production with Wolfe Video, will be back with a fourth season that picks up with the Silver Lake gang one year later. Executive produced by Williamson and his husband John Halbach, who also star, the six-episode Season 4 tackles heavy, adult-world questions like how do two human beings make love last? What does commitment really look like in a long-term relationship? And what unique challenges does a “gay marriage” present?

    Cal (Williamson) and Thom (Van Hansis) are back home from Season 3’s cross-country road trip, still a couple but wondering if they are really just best friends with benefits. Douglas (Willam Belli) and Quincy (Stephen Guarino) are engaged to be married, but with very different ideas about what a gay wedding should be. Hillary (Brianna Brown) and Ian (Halbach) are cohabiting peacefully; and Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon) and Derrick (Leith M. Burke) have taken a huge step in their relationship by fostering a child.

    New cast additions in Season 4 include Jake Choi (Single Parents) playing Thom’s editor Clifford, who makes him question the trajectory of his relationship; Hailee Sahar (Pose) and Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Derrick’s co-workers and confidantes at the hospital; Daniel Newman (The Walking Dead) guest starring as a playboy with a heart of gold; Lin Shaye (Insidious) as Quincy’s conservative mother, who he fears will judge Douglas for performing in drag; and Bryan Batt (Mad Men) making an appearance as Cal’s estranged father Richard, whose sudden return challenges Cal’s relationship with his mother Valerie, played by Traci Lords (Crybaby, Swedish Dicks).

    Fall Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series On Broadcast, Cable & Streaming: 2019 Edition

    Drag Race alums Manila Luzon and Katya Zomoldova appear as members of Douglas’ all-star bridal party, with social media stars Max Emerson and Chris Salvatore (Eating Out) and Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye) rounding out his production crew to document the ceremony and amplify his burgeoning Internet celebrity.

    Additional guest stars include Brea Grant (Heroes), Satya Bhabha (Sense8), Jolly Abraham (Law & Order: SVU), Seth Daniel (Feral), adult film star Adam Ramzi, drag performers Marta Beatchu and Biqtch Pudding (Dragula), and social media stars Mark Kanemura (So You Think You Can Dance), RJ Aguiar, Andres Camilo, Rick Twombley-King and Griff Twombley-King.

    Williamson is repped by Buchwald and More/Medavoy.

    Billy Magnussen Boards HBO Max Series ‘Made For Love’ Based On Alissa Nutting Novel

    (11/5/19) HBO Max’s adaptation of Alissa Nutting’s Made For Love has added Billy Magnussen (Aladdin, Maniac, Velvet Buzzsaw) to the mix as a series regular. The tragicomedy follows Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti), a thirtysomething woman on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to an unstable, needy, possibly sociopathic tech CEO billionaire named Byron — played by Magnussen.

    In the 10-episode half-hour series Hazel discovers that her husband has already implanted a revolutionary monitoring device – the “Made for Love” – in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her, and know her thoughts and feelings as she tries to stay alive. A dark, absurd, and cynically poignant story of divorce and revenge, this series is giving some serious Black Mirror energy, showing how far some will go for love, and how much further others will go to destroy it.

    Patrick Somerville (Maniac, The Leftovers) will adapt the best-selling novel for TV and serve as showrunner. Nutting serves as co-creator of Made For Love and will executive produce alongside S.J. Clarkson (Collateral, Jessica Jones, Defenders) who is attached to direct and executive produce. The series will be produced by Paramount Television, Liza Chasin for 3dot Productions, and Dean Bakopoulos also executive producing.

    Magnussen received a Tony Award nomination in 2013 for his role as Sigourney Weaver’s love interest in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He can be seen in a forthcoming trio of high-profile projects including Bond flick No Time to Die, the forthcoming Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark and the historical boxing drama Harry Haft.

    He is repped by Anonymous Content, WME, BRS/Gage Talent Agency, Rogers & Cowan and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

    Tamara Tunie on Emergence 11/19/19

    (11/5/19) “Fatal Exception” – Jo and Chris rush to find Piper before she’s put in harm’s way. Meanwhile, Jo faces new challenges at home after betraying Alex and Ed’s trust on “Emergence,” airing TUESDAY, NOV. 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

    “Emergence” stars Allison Tolman as Jo Evans, Alexa Swinton as Piper, Owain Yeoman as Benny Gallagher, Ashley Aufderheide as Mia Evans, Robert Bailey Jr. as Officer Chris Minetto, Zabryna Guevara as Abby Frasier with Donald Faison as Alex Evans and Clancy Brown as Ed Sawyer.

    Guest starring is Terry O’Quinn as Richard Kindred, Maria Dizzia as Emily, Seth Barrish as Alan Wilkis and Tamara Tunie as Maria Wilkis.

    “Fatal Exception” was written by Lindsey Allen and directed by Jessica Lowrey.

    Jennifer Ferrin on GOD FRIENDED ME 11/17/19

    (11/1/19) “The Last Grenelle” – Miles is shocked when the clues he began following in Paris lead him to Gideon (T.R. Knight), who had been helping friend suggestions years ago before making a fateful decision to leave the God Account behind, on GOD FRIENDED ME, Sunday, Nov. 17 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: T.R. Knight (Gideon), Jennifer Ferrin (Madeline)

    Martin, Sánchez and Vega to host Latin Grammy Awards

    (10/27/19) Ricky Martin will host the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards alongside actresses Roselyn Sánchez and Paz Vega. The ceremony will air live Thursday, Nov. 14 from 8-11 pm ET/PT on Univision.

    Ignacio Serricchio & Tamara Tunie on Emergence 11/5/19

    (10/22/19) “Mile Marker 14” – Jo and Benny investigate the death of Kindred’s former business partner. Meanwhile, Mia and Piper experiment with Piper’s powers, and Alex confronts Ed about his health on “Emergence,” airing TUESDAY, NOV. 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

    “Emergence” stars Allison Tolman as Jo Evans, Alexa Swinton as Piper, Owain Yeoman as Benny Gallagher, Ashley Aufderheide as Mia Evans, Robert Bailey Jr. as Officer Chris Minetto, Zabryna Guevara as Abby Frasier with Donald Faison as Alex Evans and Clancy Brown as Ed Sawyer.

    Guest starring is Terry O’Quinn as Richard Kindred, Maria Dizzia as Emily, Ignacio Serricchio as Chase Knolls, Seth Barrish as Alan Wilkis and Tamara Tunie as Maria Wilkis.

    “Mile Marker 14” was written by Nick Parker and directed by Sydney Freeland.

    ‘Mank’: Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, ‘Downton Abbey’s Tuppence Middleton & More Join David Fincher Pic

    (10/16/19) David Fincher is rounding out the cast for his upcoming Netflix feature, Mank, about the tumultuous development of Orson Welles’ classics Citizen Kane.

    Joining previously announced Oscar winner Gary Oldman is Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tuppence Middleton, Arliss Howard (The Time Traveler’s Wife), Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones), Ferdinand Kingsley (Dracula Untold), Jamie McShane (Gone Girl), Joseph Cross (Milk), Sam Troughton (Chernobyl), Toby Leonard Moore (Billions), Tom Burke (The Souvenir) and Tom Pelphrey (Iron Fist).

    The project is a longtime-in-the-making for the two-time Oscar-nominated director, who will shoot the film in black and white with production starting next month. Based on a screenplay by the Gone Girl filmmaker’s late father, Howard “Jack” Fincher, Mank follows famed Hollywood screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (played by Oldman), who co-wrote Citizen Kane with Welles and shared the Oscar win for best original screenplay.

    Douglas Urbanski, Eric Roth, and Cean Chaffin are producing the project.

    Mank reps Fincher’s first feature directorial since 2014’s Gone Girl. Fincher was nominated for directing 2010’s The Social Network and 2008’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

    Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, Christina Ricci Among 9 Cast In Quibi Horror Anthology Series ’50 States Of Fright

    (10/4/19) Quibi has given a green light to 50 States of Fright, a horror anthology series, from Gunpowder & Sky’s ALTER horror brand, DIGA Studios and executive producer Sam Raimi (Spider Man, Army of Darkness). Cast includes Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Warcraft: The Beginning), Christina Ricci (Monster, Z: The Beginning of Everything), Jacob Batalon (Spiderman: Homecoming, Spiderman: Far From Home), Ming-Na Wen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Mandalorian), Taissa Farmiga (The Nun, American Horror Story), Asa Butterfield (Sex Education, Hugo), John Marshall Jones (The Last Revolutionary, Rectify) and Ron Livingston (Loudermilk, A Million Little Things), who each will star in an episode of the upcoming series.

    The first season will explore stories based on urban legends from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon and Washington taking viewers deeper into the horrors that lurk just beneath the surface of our country.

    Raimi and Debbie Liebling (Pen 15, Plus One) executive produce through POD 3 along with Van Toffler, Tony DiSanto, Cody Zwieg, Barry Barclay, Tommy Coriale and Chris Mangano.

    Following are details of each episode with cast.

    Brosnahan, Fimmel and Jones will star in “The Golden Arm” based on a famous urban legend out of Michigan, co-written by Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi (Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell) and directed by Sam Raimi.

    Ricci and Batalon will play lead roles in “Red Rum,” which follows the storyline of Colorado’s scariest story.

    Wen will star in “America’s Largest Ball of Twine,” based on Kansas myth.

    Farmiga and Livingston will co-star in “Almost There,” Iowa’s frightening folklore, which will be written and directed by Iowa natives Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place, Haunt).

    Butterfield is cast as the male lead in “Grey Cloud Island” a chilling tale from Minnesota.

    “The driving force for us as a studio is to foster the careers of emerging talent by marrying them with proven innovators,” said Van Toffler, CEO, Gunpowder & Sky. “With 50 States of Fright we sought out a diverse group of breakthrough performers and fearless horror visionaries and partnered them with Sam Raimi to oversee the creative process. This winning formula ensures we’ll get a s-load of scares.” Additional writers/directors include: Yoko Okumura (Facets, Fed Up) to direct; Sarah Conradt-Kroehler (Out of Her Mind) to write; Mae Catt (Transformers: Cyberverse) to write; Isa Mazzei (CAM) & Daniel Goldhaber (CAM) to write and direct; Cate Devaney (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil) to write and direct; Greg Hale (Avengers, Iron Man) to write; Ryan Spindell (Two Sentence Horror Series) to write and direct; Adam Schindler (Intruders, Delivery: The Beast With Within) and Brian Netto (Delivery: The Beast Within) to write and direct; Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead, Nightmare Cinema) and Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project, Queen of the South) to write and direct.

    Audiobooks Narrated Soap Stars

    (10/2/19) Delayed Rays Of A Star by Amanda Lee Koe, narrated by Orlagh Cassidy (ex-Doris, GL) (Order here)

    A dazzling debut novel following the lives of three groundbreaking women - Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Leni Riefenstahl - cinema legends who lit up the 20th century.

    At a chance encounter at a Berlin soirée in 1928, the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captures three very different women together in one frame: up-and-coming German actress Marlene Dietrich, who would wend her way into Hollywood as one of its lasting icons; Anna May Wong, the world's first Chinese American star, playing for bit parts while dreaming of breaking away from her father's modest laundry; and Leni Riefenstahl, whose work as a director of propaganda art films would first make her famous - then, infamous.

    From this curious point of intersection, Delayed Rays of a Star lets loose the trajectories of these women's lives. From Weimar Berlin to LA's Chinatown, from a bucolic village in the Bavarian Alps to a luxury apartment on the Champs-Élysées, the different settings they inhabit are as richly textured as the roles they play: siren, victim, predator, or lover, each one a carefully calibrated performance. And in the orbit of each star live secondary players - a Chinese immigrant housemaid, a German soldier on leave from North Africa, a pompous Hollywood director - whose voices and viewpoints reveal the legacy each woman left in her own time, as well as in ours.

    Amanda Lee Koe's playful, wry prose guides the listener dexterously around murky questions of identity, complicity, desire, and difference. Intimate and clear-eyed, Delayed Rays of a Star is a visceral depiction of womanhood - its particular hungers, its oblique calculations, and its eventual betrayals - and announces a bold new literary voice.

    A Walk In The Woods by Lee Blessing, narrated by Alfred Molina and Steven Weber (ex-Kevin, ATWT) (Order here)

    An idealistic American diplomat locks horns with a mercurial Soviet negotiator during a series of conversations in the woods outside Geneva. As their mutual friendship and understanding deepens, an awareness that their work may ultimately be pointless casts a shadow over their hopes to achieve a lasting peace.

    Includes a post-play discussion with playwright Lee Blessing and UCLA Political Science professor Richard Anderson.

    Lead funding for A Walk in the Woods is generously provided by The John Logan Foundation.

    Recorded before an audience at UCLA's James Bridges Theater in January 2019.

    Directed by Cameron Watson

    Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg

    Alfred Molina as Andrey Botvinnik

    Steven Weber as John Honeyman

    Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Production Manager, Rick V. Moreno. Editor, Julian Nicholson.

    Hogan Sheffer Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘As The World Turns’ And ‘Y&R’ Writer Was 61

    (10/2/19) Hogan Sheffer, an Emmy Award-winning daytime television writer known for his comical one-liners, died in his hometown of York, Pennsylvania on September 28. He was 61.

    Sheffer went into cardiac arrest in 2014, and suffered a series of health problems up until his death last week from heart failure.

    The veteran writer’s longtime manager, Brad Kramer, told Deadline Sheffer had a “huge heart” and always helped others.

    “I met Hogan in 1993. I know I am speaking for countless others when I say Hogan Sheffer will be dearly missed,” Kramer said. “Besides a brilliant creative mind, and the most generous huge heart, Hogan could always and did make you laugh until you were in tears. He would and did do anything to help others.”

    Sheffer started out in the industry in the 1980s and worked at DreamWorks as director of screenplay development from 1997 to 2000, under producers Mark Johnson and Elizabeth Cantillon. He was in charge of developing screenplays for films such as My Dog Skip, Galaxy Quest, Home Fries, and What Lies Beneath.

    He would later make the transition to daytime TV on As the World Turns, The Young and the Restless, and Days of Our Lives.

    While Sheffer loved writing and developing feature films, he thrived on the intensity and year-round schedule of daytime TV, Kramer said.

    Sheffer served as head writer on the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns. He led his team to four Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team on the program in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005.

    He was also head writer on NBC’s Days of Our Lives from 2006 to 2007, and co-head writer on CBS’ Y&R for several years.

    Tonya Pinkins on Madam Secretary 10/20/19

    (10/1/19) “Killer Robots” – Elizabeth must decide whether to use autonomous unmanned weapons or send U.S. soldiers to bring the mastermind of the UN gas attack to justice. Also, Blake is questioned by Senator Hanson (Wentworth Miller) about potential campaign finance violations related to his love life, and Henry and Elizabeth search for the perfect dog, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Oct. 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST: Tonya Pinkins (Susan Thompson), Amanda Warren (Olivia Mason).

    Pa. soap opera scribe Hogan Sheffer, of ‘As The World Turns’ and ‘Young and the Restless’ fame, dies at 61

    (9/30/19) Hogan Sheffer, who was known in the soap opera world for his award-winning work on “As The World Turns,” “Days of Our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless," has died at age 61.

    His death was confirmed on Facebook by friend and fellow soap opera writer Tom Casiello.

    Sheffer, who was born in York as Mark Wayne Sheffer in 1958, is credited as leading the team of writers who turned the floundering “As the World Turns” around in the early 2000s, winning four Daytime Emmy awards for his work.

    Sheffer was also head writer for “Days of Our Lives” and would pick up a fifth Daytime Emmy as part of “The Young and the Restless” writing team.

    Prior to working for soap operas, Sheffer was Director for Screenplay Development with Dreamworks.

    Réal Andrews Opens up About His Bipolar Diagnosis

    (9/26/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Over the years, Réal Andrews has appeared on numerous daytime dramas, including DAYS OF OUR LIVES, ALL MY CHILDREN, AS THE WORLD TURNS, SANTA BARBARA, and of course, GENERAL HOSPITAL, where he played Detective Marcus Taggert. In the years since his stint on ATWT, the actor pressed pause on his career. “My dad got ill with Parkinson’s, and after he passed away, my mom got sick,” he explained to Soaps In Depth, “so my mind just wasn’t in it.” In addition to supporting them, Andrews also developed entrepreneurial enterprises and became a fitness/nutrition coach as well as a motivational speaker. But in his own life, “I had three hip surgeries, one of which wasn’t good,” he said. Consequently, “I was in chronic pain for four years and became addicted to opioids and alcohol.”

    Today, the soap vet is sober and reprioritizing both his health and his passion for performing. However, he’s also had a revelation that was two decades in the making. “I was having crazy, dark thoughts. Then it hit me one day that for the first time in my life, I’m not masking it with drugs, alcohol or anything like that. It was right there in my face!” he admitted. That’s when he decided to see a physician and “got officially diagnosed with bipolar disorder.”

    Now receiving treatment, Andrews feels like a new man and wants to encourage others in the same boat to seek help. “I want to be able to tell you that you’re not alone,” he said. “There’s a big difference between being depressed, sad or having a bad day and suffering from this sickness. When you don’t know where [those feelings] come from, you don’t know how to stop them.”

    My ultimate [goal], and kind of what I’ve already started working towards,” he said, “is being on the big stage, talking to hundreds of thousands of people about depression.”

    The actor currently plays Dr. Keith Campbell on Amazon’s THE BAY THE SERIES, but as he looks to the future, there’s another kind of character he’s eyeing. “I like to play heavies: bad guys and psychos. I’ve always been drawn to that,” he admitted. “I became an actor because I saw Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.” While he says that he would “absolutely do daytime again,” Andrews remains open to whatever the next leg of his journey brings. “I put a lot of faith in my representation, but my No. 1 representation is God,” he insisted. “So whatever He puts on my plate… my job is to show up with excellence.”

    Tonya Pinkins on MADAM SECRETARY 10/13/19

    (9/20/19) “The Strike Zone” – Elizabeth faces mounting protests over rising fuel costs as she prepares to throw out the first pitch at a New York Mets game. Also, Mike B. is questioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of the investigation into whether the McCord campaign conspired with Iran to steal the election, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Oct. 13 (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST: Tonya Pinkins (Susan Thompson), Amanda Warren (Olivia Mason), Brian Sutherland (Senator Armstrong)

    Amanda Seyfried In Talks To Star In ‘Things Heard & Seen’ Film For Netflix

    (9/13/19) Mamma Mia! star Amanda Seyfried is in negotiations to topline the Netflix film, Things Heard & Seen, which is being directed by American Splendor helmers Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman.

    The pic is an adaptation of the book All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. It follows recent transplants to a small town who find their new home is cursed by the tragic murders of its former owners. As one haunted secret peels away to uncover others, their marriage reveals itself to have a sinister darkness of its own.

    Pulcini and Berman will adapt the screenplay, while Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman, Stefanie Azpiazu and Peter Cron will produce with Julie Cohen.

    Production is slated to take place Hudson Valley, New York next month.

    Tonya Pinkins on Madam Secretary 10/6/19

    (9/13/19) “Hail to the Chief” – Elizabeth must fend off a baseless investigation into her past that threatens to derail the first major legislation of her presidency, on the sixth season premiere of MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Oct. 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also, First Gentleman Henry squirms after his appearance on THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT (with guest star Stephen Colbert) results in heightened scrutiny of the romance in the First Couple’s marriage. Wentworth Miller guest stars as Senator Mark Hanson, a canny political operator.

    GUEST CAST includes: Stephen Colbert (Himself), Wentworth Miller (Senator Mark Hanson), Tonya Pinkins (Susan Thompson).

    Shipp returns To The Arrowverse

    (9/12/19) John Wesley Shipp will return for the Arrowverse’s upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, TVInsider.com reports. It is not yet clear which character Shipp will portray.

    Ming-Na Is Awkwafina's Aunt

    (9/11/19) Ming-Na Wen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Disney+’s upcoming The Mandalorian) will guest-star on Comedy Central’s Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens as Sandra, Nora’s bohemian, earthy and spiritual aunt who comes for a visit.

    Edgecliff pad of late actor Carmen Duncan for sale for $1.1 million

    (9/6/19) (domain.com.au) The Edgecliff apartment that was long home to the late, acclaimed actor Carmen Duncan goes to auction later this month following her death from cancer early this year, aged 76.

    The beloved NIDA graduate is best remembered among small screen viewers for her role on cop shows like Division 4, Matlock Police, Water Rats and Homicide, and classics like Number 96 and The Young Doctors, but was also acknowledged for her role in films like the 1980’s hitmovie Harlequin for which she was nominated for an Australian Film Institute award, and the more recent supporting role on the recently released movie Hotel Mumbai.

    Having moved to the US to work in daytime television, playing businesswoman Iris Wheeler in the soap opera Another World, she returned to Australia in the mid-1990s and in 1999 bought the two-bedroom spread in the art deco Cumberland building for $450,000.

    Carmen Duncan’s two-bedroom spread in the art deco Cumberland building.

    The beloved actor was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and later colon cancer, both of which she survived, but suffered thyroid cancer in recent years.

    One of 15 in the building and spread over 97 square metres internally, it returns to the market with a guide of $1.1 million ahead of a September 26 auction.

    It is exclusively listed with Jane Schumann and Samuel Schumann, of Raine & Horne Double Bay.

    There is a $1.1 million guide ahead of the September 26 auction.

    ‘A Mouthful Of Air’: Amanda Seyfried, Finn Wittrock, Paul Giamatti, Amy Irving & Jennifer Carpenter Set For Maven Pictures Drama

    (9/5/19) Production gets underway next week in the U.S. on feature drama A Mouthful Of Air, starring Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!), Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story), Amy Irving (Yentl), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways).

    Written and directed by Amy Koppelman (I Smile Back) and based on Koppelman’s novel of the same name, the script is a character piece examining the relationship between the creative process and mental illness. Seyfried will star as Julie, a new mom and children’s book author, who escapes into the bright Crayola colored world of her creation in order to leave behind the darkness caused by her post partum depression.

    Wittrock will play Ethan, Julie’s husband. Irving will play Julie’s mother, Carpenter will play her sister in law and Giamatti will play her doctor.

    The film is being produced by Mike Harrop, Koppelman, Seyfried, Lee Cohen MD and Maven Pictures’ Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler. Jenny Halper brought the project into Maven. Cinetic arranged financing and is repping North America.

    Frankie DeMarco (All Is Lost) is the DP. Mark Samsonovich, who designed the animated segments for We The Animals, is working with Koppelman on the animation.

    Maven is heading to TIFF this year the Marc Meyers’ remake Human Capital, scripted by Oren Moverman and starring Liev Schreiber, Marisa Tomei, Peter Sarsgaard, Maya Hawke, Fred Hechinger, Betty Gabriel and Alex Wolff.

    Seyfried recently starred alongside Milo Ventimiglia in Simon Curtis’ adaptation of The Art Of Racing In The Rain. Next year, she will star opposite Kevin Bacon in David Koepp’s You Should Have Left. She will also lend her voice to the Warner Bros animated film Scoob. She is repped by Innovative and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz.

    Wittrock will next be seen starring in Judy opposite Renee Zellweger, Semper Fi alongside Jai Courtney and Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series Ratched. He is represented by James Weissenbach and CAA.

    Michael Park to Star in Footloose at Kennedy Center

    (9/4/19) The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has assembled a quartet of Broadway alums to headline its upcoming presentation of Footloose. J. Quinton Johnson (Choir Boy, Hamilton) will star as Ren McCormack, with Isabelle McCalla (The Prom) as Ariel Moore, Michael Park (Dear Evan Hansen) as Reverend Shaw, and Tony nominee Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins) as Vi.

    The production, part of the Center’s Broadway Center Stage series, will run October 9–14 in the Eisenhower Theater. Original director Walter Bobbie will helm the semi-staged concert presentation, featuring choreography by Spencer Liff and musical direction by Sonny Paladino.

    The musical, based on the ‘80s Kevin Bacon–led film, premiered at the Kennedy Center in 1998 before going on to play Broadway. Included are the Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman songs heard in the movie, as well as an original score by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford. “I am thrilled to bring this show back to the place where it all started in this very exciting revised version,” said Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming Jeffrey Finn.

    The staging will also feature sets and projections by Paul Tate dePoo III, costumes by David Woolard, lighting by Cory Pattak, and sound design by Jon Weston.

    Following Footloose, the new Center Stage season will continue with Next to Normal led by Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones and Bye Bye Birdie.

    A sidewalk star for Kathryn Hays

    (8/31/19) (bcrnews.com) Princeton’s Walk of Fame outside the Apollo Theater is getting its second sidewalk star.

    And the honor goes to longtime soap opera actress, Kathryn Hays, who was born in Princeton in 1933.

    From 1972 to 2010, she played Kim Hughes on the CBS daytime soap opera, “As the World Turns.”

    “Star Trek” fans will also remember when she played Gem on the episode “The Empath.” Her character was a mute alien who could heal wounds of the injured through her touch. Hays’ compelling performance earned her an Emmy nomination.

    Hays, now 86, has moved back to Princeton from Connecticut. She settled into town this past April to be closer to family. While she is still getting reacquainted with the area, she said she was “pleasantly surprised” to see how much it had developed since the last time she had been back.

    She was especially impressed with all the downtown shops and restaurants.

    “I can’t get over how many restaurants there are. I have yet to have a bad meal,” she said.

    She attended Festival 56’s production of “Little Women” last month and said she was blown away with the performance.

    “I was dumbfounded at how fascinating it was. They were all so professional and great,” she said.

    Hays said Princeton has been nothing but welcoming to her.

    “It’s like someone left the door open and said, ‘Come on in,’” she said.

    “Princeton has turned into a place that has it all. It’s a wonderful place to call home.”

    Hays is especially touched with the honor of having a star on the Walk of Fame.

    “They’re very kind to include me. I’m very touched by this,” she said.

    Her star will be placed next to Richard Widmark’s. Hays said she remembers crossing paths with Widmark at one point in Hollywood.

    “I remember him because I told him I was from Princeton, Illinois,” she said.

    A dedication ceremony to honor Hays and her career will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 4 p.m. outside the Apollo Theater. Hays will be in attendance with her family and close friends.

    Hays will also ride in the Homestead Festival parade next Saturday. Fun fact, the parade’s grand marshal, Ted Johnson, is a cousin of Hays.

    The festival’s theme, “Journey Home,” fits perfectly with Hays’ story of returning back to the place she has always considered home.

    Hays’ father was a farmer

    According to a BCR story from 2008, Hays’ father farmed land in Princeton. His family was actually part of the Hampshire Colony that settled the area. Hays’ mother was a bookkeeper at Citizens First National Bank.

    Her parents divorced. When Hays was 5 years old, her mother remarried and they moved to Joliet.

    That’s where Hays discovered her love for acting. In high school, she became a teacher’s student assistant at a local children’s theater. Later, she attended a summer arts program at Northwestern University and was offered a full scholarship at a junior college.

    Hays left college early when she landed a gig as a fashion model and worked on live TV commercials for WGN in Chicago in the 1950s.

    Her big break came in 1962, after moving to New York, when she was cast as the lead in an episode of the popular police drama, “The Naked City.”

    Hays studied with famed theater director and acting coach, Wynn Handman, who coached big names such as Michael Douglas, Denzel Washington, Mira Sorvino and James Caan.

    Throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, Hays appeared on numerous TV shows, including “Route 66,” “Dr. Kildare,” “Bonanza,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and “The High Chaparral.”

    In 1966, Hays married one of Hollywood’s most endearing actors, Glenn Ford. They divorced three years later.

    Hays has played guest roles on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Law & Order,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.” and “Branded.” Hays also guest-starred with Clint Walker in the 1971 TV film, “Yuma.”

    Hays is also respected for her work on stage. She appeared on Broadway several times.

    Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn’s son Wyatt to wed in Aspen

    (8/30/19) Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s youngest son, actor Wyatt Russell, is getting married in the family’s favorite spot this weekend, Page Six is told.

    Sources say the famous blended fam, including big sister and brother Kate and Oliver Hudson, is expected to descend on the Aspen, Colo., area over the Labor Day week to see Wyatt marry “Search Party” actress Meredith Hagner.

    Goldie and Kurt have had their sprawling estate, Home Run Ranch — just outside of Aspen, in Old Snowmass — for some 35 years.

    Kurt built much of the log cabin himself, and Kate, Oliver, Wyatt and half brother Boston Russell spent much of their childhoods there.

    It appears that Kate has already arrived for the occasion. The “How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days” actress posted a picture of her mom on Instagram on Thursday, which appeared — according to our in-depth analysis of the lampposts — to have been taken in Aspen.

    Hagner and Wyatt reportedly met on the set of their 2016 movie “Folk Hero & Funny Guy,” and they were first pictured as a couple at the Maui Film Festival in 2016.

    Hagner, 32, who’s appeared in “Ingrid Goes West,” “Veep” and “Royal Pains,” celebrated with a bachelorette party at the end of July.

    It’s the second wedding for the 33-year-old actor, who married Dutch stylist Sanne Hamers in March 2014. They split in March 2015 and divorced in 2017.

    He appeared in “22 Jump Street” and “Cowboys & Aliens,” among others. He also appeared in some of his dad’s films, including “Escape from LA” in 1996 and “Soldier” in 1998. He also played professional ice hockey for teams including the Chicago Steel and the Groningen Grizzlies in the Netherlands.

    Reps for Hagner and Wyatt didn’t get back to us.

    Jill Soloway, Julianne Moore Team For ‘Mothertrucker’ At Makeready

    (8/29/19) Makeready has set Jill Soloway to write and direct the upcoming Amy Butcher memoir Mothertrucker as a feature starring vehicle for Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore. Butcher is the award winning essayist and author, and Soloway the Emmy-winning writer/producer behind Transparent, I Love Dick and Afternoon Delight.

    Mothertrucker will be published by the Amazon Publishing imprint Little A in early 2022. The film will be released by Focus Features as part of Makeready’s distribution deal with Universal Pictures.

    Soloway will also produce with Andrea Sperling through Topple Productions. Moore will also produce with Bart Freundlich executive producing through their fortysixty productions. Makeready partner and Head of Film, Pam Abdy and Natalie Williams will oversee for Brad Weston’s studio.

    Mothertrucker chronicles Amy Butcher’s chance friendship with Joy Mothertrucker (Moore) a fifty-year-old Instagram celebrity and America’s one and only female ice road trucker, who spent 13 years driving big rigs through the “the deadliest road in America.” Inspired by Joy’s optimism and bravery in the face of danger, Amy flies to Alaska and joins her on an incredible journey through the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, accompanying her while they navigate the deadliest road in America. The memoir tells the true story of two determined women who find solace and strength in each other, in the unforgiving outdoors. The studio is developing the role of Amy as a starring vehicle for another top actress.

    This is the second recent high profile directing project for Soloway, who in June signed to write and direct Red Sonja for Millennium Films, which went back to the drawing board on the project after the exit of Bryan Singer. Soloway also directed the upcoming The Transparent Movie Musicale Finale that this fall will wrap Soloway’s groundbreaking Amazon series creation.

    “I’m honored to tell this deeply resonant story about two women finding meaning and strength as they face an epic challenge in one of the most punishing and beautiful landscapes on the planet,” says Soloway. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with Pam Abdy, Brad Weston, Natalie Williams and Bart Freundlich and to bring Julianne Moore’s remarkable talent to the screen in the role of ‘Joy’.”

    “This story is a beautiful exploration of the depths of female friendship and the strength of bonds forged in a time of uncertainty,” said Makeready’s Pam Abdy. “Jill has such a unique ability to capture the most profound elements of human relationships and with Julianne starring as the one-of-a-kind Joy, we could not be happier to bring this inspiring story to life on screen.”

    Soloway and Sperling are represented by UTA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Moore is CAA, Management 360 and Edelstein, Laird & Sobel; Butcher is UTA and Samantha Shea at Georges Borchardt.

    Trent Dawson Joins THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

    (8/25/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Soap fans know Trent Dawson can be hilariously funny and dramatic all at the same time from his popular run as Henry Coleman on AS THE WORLD TURNS and his brief stint as Huxley Lynch on GENERAL HOSPITAL. But now everyone else will know, too, as the actor is making a guest appearance on the Amazon series THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL! "My office for today," Dawson teased with a shot of a director's chair stamped with the show's logo on set in Brooklyn, NY.

    The period comedy/drama, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, centers around Miriam "Midge" Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a NYC housewife in 1958 who discovers that she has a talent for stand-up comedy. The supporting cast includes Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, and Kevin Pollack. It premiered in 2017, and the third season will be premiering on Amazon Prime on Friday, Dec. 6.

    Dawson is appearing in the seventh episode of season three in the role of Scott, but hasn't revealed any further information about his character or how he'll be involved in the plot of the show. The actor only teased that he'd be in scenes with Midge via a selfie taken on the set with the series' star. "Making memories with Midge in a dark and grainy studio," he joked. "Whew — long day. Gotta get my sea legs back."

    Dawson got his big break back in 1998 when he joined the cast of ATWT, where he remained until the soap's cancelation in 2010. He then went on to make appearances in primetime shows like THE GOOD WIFE, HOMELAND, NCIS, and CASTLE before his stint on GH in 2016 and 2017. More recently, Dawson kept busy turning his play, The F, into a short film and appearing on stage in A Man for All Seasons in 2018.

    But now you can see Dawson back on TV again when THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL drops its third season on Amazon Prime at the beginning of December. Let's just hope we don't have to wait so long to see him again in the future!

    Ming-Na Wen Joins The Mandalorian, Disney+'s Live-Action Star Wars Series

    (8/25/19) On the same day that Ming-Na Wen was honored as a Disney Legend at the D23 Expo (for her voicing of Mulan), it was announced that the actress had boarded the cast of The Mandalorian, the upcoming streaming service’s first live-action Star Wars series.

    Set to hit Disney+ when the service launched in Tuesday, Nov. 12, The Mandalorian stars Game of Thrones and Narcos vet Pedro Pascal in the title role, with a supporting cast that includes Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Gina Carano and Werner Herzog.

    “I was so excited when [Disney chairman Bob Iger] announced it, because I’ve been waiting to talk about it,” Wen effused to Syfy Wire. “You don’t understand — that is a Star Wars geek girl’s dream come true.” No details were revealed about Wen’s role, though she quipped, “I certainly don’t play a farmer!”

    Earlier this month, Wen wrapped filming the seventh and final season of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (premiering in 2020), where she has played badass Melinda May.

    In terms of Star Wars canon, The Mandalorian is set “after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order,” which would place it somewhere between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. In it, “we follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”

    Jon Favreau serves as writer and executive producer on the freshman season, which will consist of eight episodes.

    Réal Andrews Books an 'Amazing' New Role!

    (8/21/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Congratulations to GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Réal Andrews (ex-Taggert) on booking his first role in his "Hollywood comeback!" "Audition number one booked!" he announced on Instagram. "Boom! The comeback is happening. We are one for one, booked our first audition, a really cool feature." Unfortunately, details of exactly what his role is are not yet available. "We're not allowed to share the title," the actor admitted, "with the power of social media these days. But I can tell you this, it's a really, really amazing part."

    Andrews also began getting back in shape a couple months ago, dropping the pounds and putting back on the muscle, so it's a full-on transformation for the daytime vet, who has also appeared on AS THE WORLD TURNS as Walker Daniels, ALL MY CHILDREN as Agent Trumbull, and DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Hal Michaels. Of course, GH fans remember him fondly as Detective Marcus Taggart, the role he played from 1998-2003. "So grateful to my amazing agent, Paula Benard at Embrace Real Artists, and my buddy, Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH), for his support and coaching," the actor added. "A special shout out to all of you for support and prayers. Next, on to the next audition."

    And sure enough, the following day, the dedicated performer shared a photo of his new script pages from VisionFire Films perched on his workout equipment so he could study his lines while at the gym! "Working on my next two auditions," he revealed.

    Naturally, we'll keep you updated as Andrews releases any further details about his upcoming projects, so you can be sure to watch him back in action! And for more on your favorite GH stars — past and present — keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.

    Netflix Orders New YA Series ‘Ginny & Georgia’, Antonia Gentry and Brianne Howey Topline Main Cast

    (8/13/19) Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the new series Ginny & Georgia from first-time showrunner Debra J. Fisher (Alias, Criminal Minds, Being Mary Jane) and first-time creator Sarah Lampert. The streaming giant has also revealed the main cast for the mother-daughter drama with newcomer Antonia Gentry (Candy Jar) in the role of Ginny and Brianne Howey (The Passage) as Georgia. Production is underway in Toronto, Canada and the series is slated to debut in 2020.

    Anya Adams (GLOW, Black-ish) will direct the first two episodes of the one-hour drama which will follow angsty and awkward fifteen-year-old Ginny Miller who often feels more mature than her thirty-year-old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they’ve never had… a normal life. For Ginny, that means navigating a prestigious school, rising popularity, and complicated love interests. But it’s not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia’s past threatens her and her family’s new way of life.

    Joining the Howey and Gentry are Diesel La Torraca (Little Monsters), Jennifer Robertson (Schitt’s Creek), Felix Mallard (Happy Together), Sara Waisglass (Degrassi: Next Class), Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) and Raymond Ablack (Narcos).

    Lampert wrote the script while working as the manager of development at Madica Productions, a subsidiary of Sunshine Sachs. Madica then brought it to Critical Content (formerly T Group) as part of their first-look deal with them. It was shared with the independent TV studio Dynamic Television before it landed at Netflix.

    Read the full character descriptions below.

    Brianne Howey will play “Georgia.” Georgia is shrewd, smart manipulative and steely under her charm. She escaped poverty and had her first child, Ginny, at age 15. A firm believer in retribution, Georgia is a survivor, no matter what life throws at her.

    Antonia Gentry will play “Ginny.” Ginny is a very smart, rebellious, and vulnerable teenager beneath an armor of outspokenness and quick wit. Ginny is the bi-racial daughter of Georgia and not quite sure what to make of their new home in an upscale Massachusetts town.

    Diesel La Torraca will play “Austin.” Austin is Ginny’s sweet, innocent, perpetually unkempt younger son. He is desperate to hold on to the promise of their new life in Massachusetts.

    Jennifer Robertson will play “Ellen.” Ellen is a working mom and more grounded than her preppy upscale neighbors. She is the mother of 15-year-old twins Maxine and Marcus, says what she thinks, and lives across the street from new neighbors Georgia and her two children.

    Felix Mallard will play “Marcus.” Marcus is the edgy, bad boy across the street you shouldn’t have a crush on but do. Maxine’s twin brother, he is intrigued with his new neighbor Ginny.

    Sara Waisglass will play “Maxine.” Maxine is cool, popular, smart, quirky, confident, and has a huge crush on Georgia. She is impressed with new girl Ginny and immediately befriends her.

    Scott Porter will play “Mayor Paul Randolph.” Some would call him a young JFK. As Mayor of Wellsbury, Massachusetts, Paul is focused, driven, and recognizes a formidable force in Georgia.

    Raymond Ablack will play “Joe.” Joe is granola in a manly way, not a man bun way. He owns the local farm to table restaurant, Blue Farm Cafe. And can’t help but notice when Georgia moves to town.

    Fisher and Adams will serve as Executive Producer along with Jeff Tahler (Madica Productions), Jenny Daly (Critical Content), Holly Hines, and Daniel March (Dynamic Television). Elena Blekhter has signed on as Co-Executive Producer.

    That '70s Show Reunion! Debra Jo Rupp to Join Kurtwood Smith in ABC Pilot

    (8/11/19) We’re all alright after hearing this casting news: Debra Jo Rupp is reuniting with her That ’70s Show husband Kurtwood Smith for an ABC comedy pilot.

    The untitled pilot stars stand-up comic Nate Bargatze and follows him and his wife Laura (played by The League‘s Katie Aselton) as they move with their six-year-old daughter from California to Nate’s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. “They find the pursuit of a simple life to be much more complicated than they imagined,” according to the official description. Rupp and Smith will play Nate’s parents, who still live in Nashville.

    Rupp and Smith, of course, already spent eight seasons as TV husband and wife on Fox’s That ’70s Show, playing Eric’s parents Kitty and Red Foreman. The hit sitcom went off the air in 2006.

    Since then, Rupp has appeared on This Is Us, The Ranch (reuniting with Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson), NCIS: Los Angeles, Elementary and Hart of Dixie.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (8/11/19) JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, ABC

    Tu 8/13: Roselyn Sanchez

    ‘Yellowstone’: Q’orianka Kilcher & Jennifer Landon To Recur On Season 3

    (8/9/19) Former The Alienist star Q’orianka Kilcher and Jennifer Landon (Animal Kingdom) are set for recurring roles on the upcoming third season of Yellowstone, Paramount Network’s flagship drama series starring Kevin Costner.

    Co-created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Costner), who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, which is under constant attack by those it borders – land developers, an Indian reservation and America’s first National Park.

    Kilcher will play Angela Blue Thunder, a Native American and political opponent of Tom Rainwater. Thunder is described as a woman with pain in her past and unadulterated fury in her present. Convinced that Rainwater’s management of the casino has been a catastrophe, she shows up in his office, ready to punish the world (and Tom Rainwater) for all the things it did to her.

    Landon will play Teeter, a new wrangler on the Yellowstone Ranch. Teeter is a snuff dipping, sunbaked, expert wrangler.

    Yellowstone is co-produced by 101 Studios. Executive producers are John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Costner, David C. Glasser and Bob Yari.

    A ratings juggernaut, Yellowstone continues its run as cable’s most-watched summer series and is up double digits across all key demos compared to season one to-date averages.

    Kilcher starred as Mary Palmer in TNT’s Emmy-nominated limited series The Alienist. On the film side, she can currently be seen in Paramount Player’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which opens today. She’s repped by APA, Anonymous Content, and attorney Eric Feig.

    A three-time Daytime Emmy winner for her work on As The World Turns, Landon’s most recent TV credits include the role of Amy on TNT’s Animal Kingdom and a recurring on Cinemax’s Banshee. She’s repped by Jericho Management and Productions and Abrams Artists Agency.

    ‘Grand Hotel’: ABC Will Make Renewal Decision After Summer Run Although Karey Burke “Wished” Ratings Were Stronger – TCA

    (8/5/19) Grand Hotel fans will have to wait until the soapy drama’s summer run is over before discovering whether there will be a second season.

    ABC’s President of Entertainment Karey Burke revealed that the network hadn’t made a renewal decision on the Eva Longoria-exec produced show.

    Burke did, however, point to the show’s soft ratings, which may not be a great sign for its future.

    “We’re going to wait until the end of its run. It’s a show we like a lot. It’s a show that I wish the ratings were a bit stronger but we’ll make that decision after its run,” she said.

    Written by Brian Tanen based on a Spanish format, Grand Hotel is a soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering on the family who owns the business, the staff who run it and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior.

    The Demian Bichir and Roselyn Sanchez-fronted series is a contemporary adaptation of a “period piece” format from Spain with an Upstairs/Downstairs tone. Katey Sagal is among the celebrity guests who show up to visit the family-owned hotel.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (8/2/19) LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS - NBC

    Wednesday, August 7: Guests Amanda Seyfried

    Talk Show Appearance

    (8/2/19) WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN - Bravo

    Thursday, August 8 – EVA LONGORIA and JULIANNE MOORE

    Finn Carter in Las Vegas court on felony charges

    (8/1/19) (reviewjournal.com) An actress known for her role in the 1990 movie “Tremors” was arrested Tuesday in Las Vegas on a stolen vehicle charge.

    Records showed that Finn Carter (ex-Sierra, As The World Turns), 59, was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

    Las Vegas Justice Court records listed her under the name Elizebeth Carter and showed that she faces one count of possessing a stolen vehicle and 14 counts of possessing a credit card without the cardholder’s consent. Both charges are felonies.

    During her initial court appearance Tuesday, Carter told Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman that she has lived in Las Vegas for about a year and a half. When the judge asked if she had a “stable address,” the woman replied, “I have a place I can stay.”

    Prosecutors are considering charges against Carter and have 90 days to file a criminal complaint. Zimmerman said she would release her from custody and scheduled her next court appearance for October.

    According to imdb.com, Carter played the role of Rhonda LeBeck in “Tremors.” She also has appeared on several TV shows, including “Chicago Hope” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

    Dynasty Recast: Daniella Alonso Joins Season 3 as New Cristal Jennings

    (7/30/19) Blake Carrington will have a new bride-to-be when Dynasty returns to The CW for its third season. Daniella Alonso (ex-Pilar, As The World Turns) is joining the show as Cristal Jennings, TVLine has learned exclusively, stepping in for Ana Brenda Contreras, who originated the role in Season 2.

    “Unfortunately, Ana Brenda Contreras will not be returning for the third season of Dynasty due to personal reasons,” executive producer/showrunner Josh Reims tells TVLine. “We’d like to thank her for her contributions to the show and wish her all the best. We’re excited to welcome Daniella Alonso who will step into the role of Cristal.”

    Alonso’s small-screen credits include roles on Revolution, The Resident, Criminal Minds, Animal Kingdom, Being Mary Jane, The Night Shift, Friday Night Lights and One Tree Hill.

    This swap is the latest in a series of major casting changes for Dynasty during the course of its two-season run. Nathalie Kelley, who played Cristal Flores, was killed off between Seasons 1 and 2; James Mackay, who plays Steven Carrington, transitioned from series regular to recurring in Season 2; and Nicollette Sheridan, who portrayed family matriarch Alexis Carrington, exited midway through Season 2. (Elizabeth Gillies briefly stepped into the role of Alexis via the magic of plastic surgery, but a new actress is expected to play her in the future.)

    When last we saw Cristal, her wedding to Blake was being interrupted by the grim discovery of two yet-unidentified corpses, one of which is believed to be a friend of Fallon’s who died at Carrington Manor when the girls were still in high school. (Sloppy work there, Anders!)

    Dynasty‘s third season premieres Friday, Oct. 11 at 9/8c.

    Catching up With ALL MY CHILDREN's Cady McClain

    (7/28/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) The glow on Cady McClain’s face says it all. The actress who spent the better part of three decades playing ALL MY CHILDREN’s beleaguered Dixie Martin has been totally fulfilled while pursuing a long-held dream: telling her own stories! “In my very early days with Michael E. Knight (Tad) on the show, most of the writing was really wonderful,” she shared with Soaps In Depth, “but Mike had a very particular sense of humor and sensibility, so he and I would often attack the scripts and rewrite them.”

    Being able to successfully do that while also being mindful of the tale being told helped McClain determine that, in the future, she wanted to work behind the camera! “I’ve never been really that satisfied with only being an actor,” she admitted. “I learned things like ‘all glory to the story.’”

    Now a director, she’s been touring film festivals while sharing the fruits of her labor. That’s how she connected with Artists For Change founder Julia Verdin and agreed to help turn her short film into a full-length feature. McClain says that Lost Girls: Angie’s Story, the movie she recently produced, is “about a teenager who is kidnapped into the sex-trafficking trade and how she meets other girls and fights her way out.” The goal is to use the gripping picture to help communities raise awareness.

    Also coming soon is Paint Made Flesh, a film that McClain directed about a female artist who revisits an old relationship in order to rekindle her passion. “In the process, some very intense truths are revealed that they’ll have to wrangle with,” McClain offered. The twist to the production is that it’s based on a stage show. Explaining her interest, McClain said, “I’m really entranced by the idea of filming theater because it’s not that different from daytime, which we call doing ‘a play a day.’”

    Next up is a noir mystery/thriller that the visionary is writing and planning to direct. Additionally, she said, “I’m working with my husband, Jon [Lindstrom, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Kevin/ Ryan], and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC) on a project as a producer.” But is she still interested in acting? “There are a couple things burbling on the horizon,” she teased, “that I might say yes to.”

    In the meantime, the Emmy winner has been encouraging the next generation of filmmakers via speaking engagements. “One young woman came up to me and said, ‘I’ve been directing with my friends, but now I’m seeing that I could actually do this for a career!’” she confided. “I said, ‘Yes, you totally could.’”

    Animal Kingdom Renewed for Season 5

    (7/24/19) Even if Smurf really is headed for her last hurrah, Animal Kingdom fans still have reason to cheer: TNT has renewed its vicious, addictive crime drama for Season 5, the network announced Wednesday.

    Of course, the news is as unsurprising as it is good. Thus far this season, the show is averaging 1.2 million total viewers and just over a 0.3 demo rating (in Live+Same Day numbers) — off just eight and 18 percent from its previous cycle, while continuing to be among cable’s Top 10 dramas in both measures.

    In the episodes currently airing Tuesdays at 9/8c, the Cody clan’s matriarch, played since Season 1 by Ellen Barkin, has been preparing for her death by planning a final heist with her boys. And though it’s almost impossible to imagine the show going on without her flashing her viperish smile and cooing “baby” like it was a threat, Animal Kingdom is a series that isn’t afraid to take a big swing. You’ll recall that leading man Scott Speedman was killed off as Baz in the Season 3 premiere.

    Richard Burgi on Grand Hotel 7/29/19

    (7/16/19) “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” – Santiago continues to be aggravated with the neighboring hotel and decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Danny becomes jealous of Alicia’s new relationship, and Carolina reveals to Yoli that she has information on their father, on a new episode of “Grand Hotel,” airing MONDAY, JULY 29 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

    “Grand Hotel” stars Demián Bichir as Santiago Mendoza, Roselyn Sánchez as Gigi Mendoza, Denyse Tontz as Alicia Mendoza, Bryan Craig as Javi Mendoza, Wendy Raquel Robinson as Mrs. P, Lincoln Younes as Danny, Shalim Ortiz as Mateo, Anne Winters as Ingrid, Chris Warren as Jason, Feliz Ramirez as Carolina and Justina Adorno as Yoli.

    Guest stars include Richard Burgi as Michael Flynn and Freddie Stroma as Oliver.

    “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” was written by Sara Saedi and directed by David Grossman.

    Amanda Seyfried calls out Arielle Charnas for promoting ‘unrealistic’ body expectations

    (7/12/19) Amanda Seyfried took to Instagram on Wednesday to blast social media influencer Arielle Charnas, alleging that in “flaunting her lifestyle,” she endorsed unrealistic and harmful body expectations.

    The spat began when Arielle, 32, posted a bikini photo of herself captioned, “Proud of my body after two kids.”

    While she received some positive feedback from her followers, others felt she was promoting an unhealthy and unattainable body image goal to her 1.2 million Instagram followers.

    An unnamed friend of Seyfried’s commented on the image, “Totally fine that you’re privileged and thin, good for you (I am too-ish!) BUT if you don’t acknowledge how your wealth made your workouts/body possible, you’re just perpetuating the patriarchal (totally unrealistic) notion that mothers should ‘bounce back’ after childbirth, an impossibility for anyone who can’t afford ample childcare (which is almost everyone in this country).”

    Seyfried, 33, posted a screenshot of her friend’s comment and added her own commentary, writing, “If we’re ready to get paid for flaunting our lifestyle (and inspiring some in the meantime) we have to be open to the discussions surrounding what we’re promoting.”

    “We have to back ourselves up- not run away from the issues it presents. There are gray areas everywhere,” the actress continued. “Each of us has a chance to back ourselves- especially on this platform. If you know who you are- take a second to decide if what you’re throwing out there is worth it- in the big picture.”

    In a second Instagram post, Seyfried, a mom herself to 2-year-old Nina, posted a selfie captioned, “INFLUENCE = POWER. And if you’re taking advantage of that- EMPOWER.”

    Earlier on Thursday, Charnas’ fiancé, Brandon, defended her on Instagram. He satirically wrote that Charnas’ body is “not attainable” regardless of one’s workout regiment, and that if one does attempt to do so, “you must have at least three nannys [sic] and be sure to not only pay them but also thank them in a minimum of 4 shoutouts a week on Instagram.”

    “If you can’t afford a nanny, please do not attempt to have a very successful career in order to do so,” he continued. “Only ages 30 and older are allowed to view this post, youth must be accompanied by a therapist.”

    Charnas did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    American Horror Story: 1984 Adds Glee's Matthew Morrison

    (7/12/19) Matthew Morrison and Ryan Murphy are teaming up once again — but their next collaboration is a far cry from Glee.

    Morrison has joined the cast of American Horror Story‘s ninth season, titled AHS: 1984, Murphy revealed Thursday in an Instagram video. And he wasted no time in showing us Morrison’s character, who is rocking some ’80s facial hair and, um, seems to enjoy putting his physical assets on display. (You’ll see what we mean after watching the video below.)

    Murphy’s post also unveiled several other 1984 cast members, many of them franchise veterans. Emma Roberts (who was previously confirmed to return) makes an appearance in the video, as do Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman and Billie Lourd. John Carroll Lynch, who appeared in AHS: Freak Show as Twisty the Clown, is also back, and it seems he’ll be playing someone else terrifying this time around.

    But the teaser — which features each character in 1980s garb, strutting their stuff to Dan Hartman’s “I Can Dream About You” — also includes several AHS newbies, Morrison among them. Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy also makes his debut in the video, along with Pose actress Angelica Ross.

    Outside of the 1984 setting, little else is known about Horror Story‘s ninth installment, though this latest teaser (which seems to take place at a summer camp) adds to speculation that it will pay homage to classic slasher movies. As previously announced, AHS staple Evan Peters will not appear in 1984, and our sister site Variety recently reported that Sarah Paulson will not have a significant role in Season 9, though she could pop up occasionally.

    AHS: 1984 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10/9c on FX.

    Meredith Hagner Joins Anna Kendrick & Donal Logue In Quibi Comedy ‘Dummy’

    (6/28/19) Search Party‘s Meredith Hagner has been cast opposite Anna Kendrick and Donal Logue in Dummy, a comedy for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form video platform Quibi from Deadbeat co-creator Cody Heller and independent studio wiip.

    Created by Heller, Dummy is a buddy comedy that follows Cody, an aspiring writer (Kendrick) and her boyfriend’s (Logue) sex doll, Barbara (Hagner). It will be a serialized movie-length story told in chapters of under 10 minutes in length.

    Hagner’s Barbara is an inanimate sex doll. Only able to be heard by Cody (Kendrick), Barbara (a self-proclaimed “feminist”) is a spoiled, jealous, and manipulative valley girl who will do whatever it takes to get her way. After she is discarded by her original owner, she convinces Cody to take her home so that she can be the inspiration to help cure Cody’s writers block.

    Hagner stars as Portia on Search Party, which is going into its third season on TBS.

    On the film side, Hagner recently appeared in Ike Barenholtz’s The Oath opposite Tiffany Haddish and in the James Gunn produced film Brightburn opposite Elizabeth Banks. Additionally, Hagner just wrapped the feature Palm Springs opposite Andy Samberg. Hagner is repped by UTA and Suskin Management.

    Roselyn Sanchez on The $100,000 Pyramid 7/7/19

    (6/19/19) “Joe Gatto vs. Sal Vulcano and Roselyn Sanchez vs. Ross Matthews” – The Pyramid is back! As part of ABC’s “Summer Fun & Games,” “The $100,000 Pyramid” features a cast of all-star celebrities who take center stage and partner with contestants from across the country with hopes of making it to the winner’s circle and the ultimate prize of $100,000. “The $100,000 Pyramid” airs SUNDAY, JULY 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app or Hulu.

    This week’s hour-long episode features two separate celebrity couples. First up, Joe Gatto competes against Sal Vulcano (“Impractical Jokers”). Next up, Roselyn Sanchez of ABC’s “Grand Hotel” and television personality Ross Mathews compete with hopes of making it to the winner’s circle and the ultimate prize of $100,000.

    “The $100,000 Pyramid” is the timeless word association game in which two celebrities and their partners face off in a race against the clock to make it to the winner’s circle and take home $100,000. “Good Morning America”’s Michel Strahan hosts “The $100,000 Pyramid.”

    ‘Ozark’: Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Frances Dukes Among Four Cast; Two Promoted For Season 3 Of Netflix Series

    (6/15/19) Former Iron Fist star Tom Pelphrey and Jessica Frances Dukes (Marvel’s Jessica Jones) are set as new series regulars and Power‘s Joseph Sikora and and Felix Solis (Ten Days in the Valley) will recur on the upcoming third season of Netflix’s Ozark, the drama series starring, directed and executive produced by Jason Bateman. Additionally, Lisa Emery and Janet McTeer who recurred last season as Darlene Shell and Janet McTeer, respectively, have been promoted to series regulars for Season 3.

    Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, Season 2, headlined by Bateman and Laura Linney, continues to follow Marty Byrde (Bateman) and his family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel. With Del out, the crime syndicate sends their ruthless attorney Helen Pierce to town to shake things up just as the Byrdes are finally settling in. Marty and Wendy (Linney) struggle to balance their family interests amid the escalating dangers presented by their partnerships with the power-hungry Snells, the cartel and their new deputy, Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner), whose father Cade has been released from prison. The stakes are even higher than before and the Byrdes soon realize they have to go all in before they can get out.

    Pelphrey plays Ben Davis, Wendy’s capricious younger brother, Ben, arrives for an unannounced and inopportune visit. He quickly reminds Wendy who she used to be and who she was running from.

    Dukes will portray FBI agent and forensic accountant Maya Miller, who comes to the casino with one goal, to take Marty (Bateman) down and do it by the book.

    Sikora portrays Frank Cosgrove Jr. The hotheaded son of Kansas City mob boss Frank Cosgrove, Frank Jr. immediately clashes with Ruth when forced to work together in the new casino laundering business.

    Solis is Omar Navarro. As the ruthless leader of Mexico’s second largest drug cartel, Navarro attacks his enemies with both brutal violence and psychological warfare — as the Byrdes will personally discover this season.

    Bateman directed multiple episodes from the first and second season and serves as an executive producer along with Mundy, Dubuque and Williams. Ozark is produced by Bateman’s Aggregate Films in association with Media Rights Capital.

    Pelphrey is known for his role Ward Meachum on both seasons of Marvel’s Iron Fist on Netflix. His other TV credits include Cinemax’s Banshee and he recently appeared in a guest role on Blindspot.

    Dukes, most recently seen in the title role of By The Way, Meet Vera Stark at New York’s Signature Theatre, recurs as Grace in multiple episodes of the upcoming third and final season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix. Her previous credits include guest-starring roles on New Amsterdam, NCIS: New Orleans and The Good Wife.

    Sikora most recently played Tommy Egan on Starz’s Power and recurred on Netflix’s Maniac and WGN America’s Underground. On the big screen, he recently appeared in The Intruder opposite Michael Ealy and Dennis Quaid and next will be seen in Jacob’s Ladder opposite Ealy.

    Solis was a series regular on ABC’s Ten Days in the Valley and in CBS pilot History of Them. He was most recently seen on SEAL Team and in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Cost of Living. He’s repped by D2 Management.

    Jason Biggs, Vanessa Williams on Match Game 6/26/19

    (6/12/19) “Joel McHale, Rachael Ray, Jason Biggs, Caroline Rhea, Donald Faison, Vanessa Williams” – We’ve got actors, comedians, a singer and a chef … oh my! Alec Baldwin hosts an all-new hilarious episode of “Match Game,” airing WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Produced by Fremantle, “Match Game” features four contestants each week vying for the chance to win $25,000, as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank.

    Celebrity panelists for June 26 include the following:
    Joel McHale (“Card Sharks”)
    Rachael Ray (Cooking and television personality, and best-selling author)
    Jason Biggs (“Outmatched,” “American Pie” films; “Orange Is the New Black”)
    Caroline Rhea (“Caroline & Friends,” “Sydney to the Max”)
    Donald Faison (“Emergence,” “Ray Donovan,” “Scrubs”)
    Vanessa Williams (“T.O.T.S.”)

    Joining the celebrity panelists are contestants Rutger McKenna (hometown: Brooklyn, New York), Alex Shumway (hometown: Dedham, Massachusetts), Khary Hobbs (hometown: Harper Woods, Michigan) and Rochelle Hall (hometown: Carson, California).

    Karlovy Vary To Fete Julianne Moore, Patricia Clarkson

    (6/12/19) The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 28 – July 6) will this year fete Julianne Moore and Patricia Clarkson with Crystal Globe awards for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.

    At the Czech festival, Moore and screenwriter-director Bart Freundlich will present U.S. drama remake After the Wedding, which premiered at Sundance. Co-star Billy Crudup will be a special guest at the festival’s opening ceremony.

    Patricia Clarkson, who this year won a Golden Globe for her performance in HBO series Sharp Objects (selected episodes of which had their European premiere at last year’s KV), will receive her career prize at the festival’s closing ceremony. During the Euro fest, Clarkson will also present her recent Isabel Coixet feature Learning To Drive.

    Meanwhile, Casey Affleck will return to the festival to present his directorial debut Light Of My Life, which premiered in Berlin, and KV also announced today that Sundance comedy Late Night will be the closing film.

    This year’s KV grand jury will include Czech screenwriter and author Štepán Hulík (Burning Bush), Palestinian writer-director-producer Annemarie Jacir (Wajib), Ukrainian director-screenwriter-producer Sergei Loznitsa (Donbass), Greek actress Angeliki Papoulia (Dogtooth) and Cannes Critics’ Week curator Charles Tesson.

    Serving on the East Of The West jury will be Denis Ivanov, Juho Kuosmanen, Tomáš Pavlícek, Ioanna Stais and Dagne Vildžiunaite. On the documentary jury will be Gastón Solnicki, Aline Schmid and Andreas Horvath.

    AS THE WORLD TURNS' Paul Leyden Welcomes a Beautiful Baby Girl

    (6/10/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) Congratulations to AS THE WORLD TURNS star Paul Leyden (Simon) on the birth of his beautiful baby girl, Raphaëlle Anaîs Leyden! He and his wife, French actress Alexia Barlier welcomed their daughter on June 7, and are naturally over the moon with joy! “I everyone, meet me!” Leyden posted to Instagram. “My name is Raphaëlle Anaîs Leyden! I was born on June 7 at 2:29 a.m.! I weigh 6 lbs., 15 oz. I’m super long and skinny with big feet! My mum brought me into this world completely naturally and Dad couldn’t stop crying. He kept calling her his warrior queen, but I’ve got a feeling Dad’s gonna cry a lot more than me over the next few days (years) but he says that’s ‘cos he’s super happy and completely smitten with me and Mum. He reckons he’s the luckiest man alive! Thanks for having me, world. I promise I’ll be a really good girl!”

    Leyden got his start back in 1999 playing Warren “Wazza” Edwards on the Australian soap HOME AND AWAY, but became a fan-favorite of American soap viewers when he debuted as the sexy rogue Simon Frasier on the much-missed CBS sudser ATWT in 2000. He also had a brief stint as Blake Joseph on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS in 2010-11 and starred on the short-lived primetime series LAX opposite Heather Locklear. More recently, Leyden has turned his attention to the other side of the camera, writing, directing, and producing the Crackle series CLEANERS as well as other projects and short films.

    Barlier and Leyden were married in the summer of 2018 and Raphaêlle is their first child together. Please join us in wishing the entire family all the best for a lifetime of happiness together!

    ‘After The Wedding’ Trailer: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Secrets & Mystery

    (6/7/19) (Video) “You tell her, or I will.” That simple line serves as the backbone of the first trailer for After the Wedding, the drama starring Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore and Billy Crudup that opened the Sundance Film Festival this year. Watch it above.

    In director Bart Freundlich’s film inspired by the 2006 Danish pic by Susanne Bier, Isabel (Williams) has dedicated her life to working with the children in an orphanage in Calcutta. Theresa (Moore) is the multimillionaire head of a media company who lives with her artist husband (Crudup) and their twin boys in New York. When word comes to Isabel of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially struggling orphanage, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor — Theresa — in person.

    Additional plot detail revealed in the trailer: Isabel has a past with Theresa’s husband.

    “Was it strange to see Oscar again?” the potential $20 million benefactor tells her guest over drinks. “He’s a good-looking man now, but back then he must have really been something.”

    Later there’s this: “I don’t trust your wife,” Isabel says to Oscar. “She’s gonna give you money for your charity, and you’re gonna question her integrity?” he replies. Isabel has one question: “What does she want?”

    Which begs some other questions: What’s the big secret? Are there ulterior motives on either side, or both? And won’t somebody think of the children?

    Abby Quinn co-stars in After the Wedding, which Sony Pictures Classics acquired in May and will release August 9. Have a look at the trailer, and tell us what you think.

    Jennifer Ferrin on Instinct 6/30/19

    (6/7/19) “Stay Gold” – Dylan and Lizzie investigate the murder of a successful businesswoman who attempted to prolong the lifespan of humans. Also, Dylan and Andy look to continue their adoption search, and Detective Ryan Stock (Travis Van Winkle) from Nebraska arrives to hunt for a potential serial killer, on the second season premiere of INSTINCT, Sunday, June 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Andrew Polk (Doug), John LaVellle (Joel Crowley), Jennifer Ferrin (Dr. Alexandra Becker).

    Roselyn Sánchez, Denyse Tontz & Bryan Craig in Grand Hotel 6/17/19 produced by Eva Longoria

    (6/4/19) “Pilot” – Eva Longoria executive produces this bold, provocative drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Charismatic Santiago Mendoza owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi, and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel’s loyal staff round out a contemporary fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior on the premiere episode of “Grand Hotel,” airing MONDAY, JUNE 17 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    “Grand Hotel” stars Demián Bichir as Santiago Mendoza, Roselyn Sánchez as Gigi Mendoza, Denyse Tontz as Alicia Mendoza, Bryan Craig as Javi Mendoza, Wendy Raquel Robinson as Mrs. P, Lincoln Younes as Danny, Shalim Ortiz as Mateo, Anne Winters as Ingrid, Chris Warren as Jason, Feliz Ramirez as Carolina and Justina Adorno as Yoli.

    Brian Tanen is the writer and executive producer. Eva Longoria and Ben Spector (UnbeliEVAble) are executive producers, in addition to Bob Daily. Bill D’Elia is a director and an executive producer. Ramón Campos and Teresa Fernández-Valdés are executive producers of the series, as well as executive producers of the original Spanish version. The series is produced by ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.

    “Pilot” was written by Brian Tanen and directed by Ken Olin.

    Actors Wyatt Russell and Meredith Hagner sell their Sherman Oaks digs

    (6/4/19) (latimes.com) “Lodge 49” star Wyatt Russell and actress Meredith Hagner have sold their Spanish-style home in Sherman Oaks for $1.765 million.

    The two-story house displays its 1932 charm with wood-beam ceilings, a wrought-iron staircase and arched doorways and windows. A Juliet balcony-style sitting area off the master suite at the back of the house looks overs the swimming pool.

    The 2,105-square-foot main house features a living room with wood floors and a tiled fireplace, an office accessed through glass doors, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and an updated eat-in kitchen with stainless-steel appliances.

    The 640-square-foot guesthouse includes a kitchen/living area, a bedroom and a bathroom.

    Russell, 32, is a former professional hockey player turned actor and the son of box-office veterans Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. He appeared in the films “Overlord” (2018) and "22 Jump Street" (2014).

    Hagner, 31, has appeared in the TBS series "Search Party" and the soap opera "As the World Turns."

    The pair announced their engagement late last year.

    The asking price of the property was $1.829 million, and they paid $1.725 million about a year ago.

    Gina Covello of Compass handled the transaction.


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    Recap: The Last Weeks

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    At Chez Hughes, Casey was trying to cook dinner for Alison. Ali went up to his room for his recipe and ended up finding the box with Nancy's engagement ring in it! Casey revealed that Nancy wants him to save it for the "woman of my dreams." He asked Ali to describe said woman. Of course, as they awkwardly made the list, it was clear they were describing Alison. They ended up in a passionate kiss, and Casey asked Ali to marry him. Ali still had doubts, given what she'd done with Mick. She listed her past sins (including burning down Emma's barn), wondering what had made Casey want to forgive her. Casey recited his own laundry list of woes, saying they'd both learned from their mistakes. The duo kissed sweetly, and before Casey slid the ring on her finger, he told her that he had an offer to transfer to Southern Illinois University. He had to move to Carbondale, and would understand if Ali didn't want to go. Of course Ali would go! She then told Casey that she eventually wants to go to medical school like her mom. Casey was about to officially put the ring on Ali's finger when Chris called about a family meeting. They figured it'd be the perfect time to announce their engagement.

    At the Lakeview, Kim marveled at how John Dixon and Bob could just pick up arguing like no time had passed. When Bob noted he'd had practice with Reid, John revealed it was Reid who had called him to consult on a case. When Bob asked who the patient was, Reid walked up, alarmed. At Katie's, Chris rocked her with the truth of his heart impairment, revealing he'd been sick for quite a while. A teary Katie demanded he fight this and beat this. Horrified to realize he hadn't told his family, Katie talked about Brad's death and told Chris not to take time away from his loved ones. Back at the Lakeview, Reid tried to whisk John away, but Kim stepped in, wanting to talk to John about Andy. Alone, Bob wanted to know what Reid was up to and demanded the identity of the patient. Reid covered, escorted John out and called Chris to meet them at the hospital. Katie sent Chris off with a kiss, and then broke down. Bob and Kim were mighty suspicious about John and Reid, and Bob resolved to get to the bottom of this. At the hospital, Reid explained the constraints he'd been working under to a mystified John. On cue, Chris walked up. Reid left Chris to explain everything to John. When Reid got home, he told Katie he knew about Chris. Katie went off, pounding on Reid's chest and weeping. Reid talked about how much he'd grown to care for Katie and Jacob, and gently tried to explain the extent of Chris' illness. Katie begged him to come back to the hospital with her. At the Lakeview, Lisa cornered Kim and Bob, demanding to know if John had indeed checked in. At Memorial, John blasted Chris for his irresponsibility, reunited with Katie and then looked over Chris' MRI results. John would start the first treatment option as soon as Chris and Katie told their family what was going on. Chris called Bob and asked the whole family to meet him and Katie at Tom and Margo's. Lisa and Kim automatically assumed Chris and Katie were announcing an engagement. After Chris and Katie left Memorial, Reid asked John for his real assessment. John told Reid that Chris would likely need a heart transplant, and he'd get the ball rolling immediately.

    At Tom and Margo's, Lisa and Kim told Casey and Ali their Chris/Katie engagement theory. Casey and Ali realized they couldn't steal his uncle's thunder, but definitely wanted to tell Nancy privately. Chris and Katie arrived, and they all realized that Bob was taking forever to come back with Nancy. An ashen Bob then arrived, and told them, "Mom's gone."

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010

    Alison admired the photo collage Casey had made in memory of Nancy and reminded Casey that today wasn't about them and their engagement. At Tom's office, an hour after Nancy's private funeral, Tom went over Nancy's will. Kim wanted more than a distribution of Nancy's belongings and money, she wanted another way to honor Nancy's 91 years. Margo comforted an angry Tom, who then remembered Nancy losing Dan. At Katie's, Chris told her he couldn't tell his family about his condition when they were dealing with Nancy's death. Casey and Alison left Chez Hughes to put a plan into motion, leaving Lucinda alone in the house. At a shut down Fashions, Barbara left a voicemail for Lisa, who was inside feeling very sad and alone. Back at Katie's, she comforted Chris with stories about her friendship with Nancyand flashed back to Nancy giving her advice. Chris said he'd be that friend for her now. But what if she lost him, too? Katie ended up weeping in Chris' arms about not being able to handle all the loss, and then Chris asked Katie to help him be strong.

    At Tom and Margo's, Susan, Barbara and Lucinda fondly remembered "the bus ride from Hell," with a hilarious flashback. Casey and Ali showed up at Fashions, asking Lisa what they could do to remember Nancy. Lisa talked about Nancy's loving spirit and how she preferred taking action. It gave Casey an idea! Tom, Margo, Bob and Kim all came home, and Bob remembered a Christmas celebration from the black and white era. When Chris and Katie walked in, Kim urged them to finish what they'd started yesterday and give them some good news. Lucky for Chris, Casey, Alison and Lisa all returned with their idea: to spend the day helping people like Nancy would have! Then, John came in, assuming the gathering was about Chris' bad news. As he and Bob talked circles around each other, Chris interrupted, pointedly letting John know that Nancy had passed away. John quickly gave Bob and Kim his condolences and caught up with Lucinda. Then, everyone split off to do volunteer work. Bob and Kim let Chris and Katie into Nancy's to go through Nancy's stuff. Elsewhere, Tom and Margo funded a scholarship in Nancy's name at the school she once taught at. They remembered Kira (Lauryn Hill), whom Nancy taught to read with rap lyrics! At the hospital, Bob and Kim decided to start a mini-library. As for Lisa, Susan and Barbara, Lisa sat the gals down at the Lakeview and ordered two regular pink ladies and one virgin cocktail. She related her wishes for her own send-off and remembered an early moment with her mother-in-law. They resolved to donate money in Nancy's name and toasted their drinks.

    At Yo's, after recruiting John to volunteer at Luke's foundation, Lucinda updated him on her rift with Lily. John related a story from Lisa about when Lisa and little Tom were living with Bob in Nancy's house. He used the anecdote to encourage Lucinda to swallow her pride and reach out to Lily. In Old Town, Casey was invigorated by all the helping out he'd done, and Alison told him that she has no more doubts. Casey remembered Nancy urging him to keep the engagement ring. Buoyed, he finally put the ring on Alison's finger. At Nancy's house, Katie and Chris went through a box of her things, unearthing all kinds of treasures. As they looked through a photo album, a bunch of classic Nancy clips played, including Chris and Nancy's 50th anniversary. "Our" Chris believed that, some day, that would be him and Katie. "No regrets," she smiled, kissing him. Later, everyone converged in Old Town with lit candles and Bob recited Nancy's Thanksgiving prayer...which faded into a voiceover of Nancy speaking the same words. Katie let herself into Nancy's, remembering Nancy giving her advice about Brad. "Help me!" she begged her lost friend, sobbing on Nancy's couch about how she couldn't do this again.

    Wednesday, September 01, 2010

    At Java, Reid asked after Noah's eyesight and offered him the name of an LA doctor...resulting in Noah taking a swipe at him for "stealing my boyfriend," just as Luke walked in. Noah continued to be snarky about bequeathing Luke to Reid and sauntered out. Luke told Reid he had to go after Noah, and Reid understood. They agreed to meet up later. Luke found Noah outside, and didn't want him to leave for LA like this. Noah revealed that the big source of his 'tude was having to go to LA alone, without Luke by his side. "I'm still in love with you!" he said. Luke said he loved Noah and would always love him, but, "I'm in love with Reid." Noah insisted Reid wasn't right for him. They went over the accident/breakup again, and Luke told him they weren't right for each other. But he and Reid were! Luke said they'd always be connected, but not romantically; they could still be friends. "No, I can't," Noah said, walking away. Later, Luke came to Katie's looking for Reid. As he and Katie talked, she realized he knew about Chris. She admitted she's scared and Luke held her. She blurted out that she loves Chris. Luke was confident that Reid wouldn't let anything happen to him and dubbed Katie "tough." He told her she couldn't let her fear pull her away from the person she loved and offered to take her to Memorial. There, Katie realized the reality of Chris' condition was now out in the open. Reid advised Katie not to go into Chris' room if she was going to freak out and, rattled, she bolted. Luke marveled at Reid's take on things.

    In Old Town, John accused Chris of being in denial about his health, and when Chris had chest pains he hauled him to the hospital. At Nancy's apartment, Katie sorted through classic photos and wondered how Nancy had survived so much loss. Margo walked in, and Katie took comfort in her hug. When Margo raved about Chris and Katie's future, Katie had to fight back tears. And then she gaped at Margo assuming she and Chris had been about to announce their engagement. When Tom interrupted, Katie made a hasty exit...and Margo realized something more than Nancy's death had to be wrong. At Bob's office, he and Kim were reminiscing when he realized he had a golf game with a trustee. Kim suggested he send Chris in his place. Chris stumbled into the staff room, where his parents were hanging out, and covered for his condition. Bob and Kim asked him about the golf game. When they mentioned how Nancy had high hopes for Chris, he agreed to play a few holes.

    John was incensed to realize Chris was gone, and vented to Reid. Reid then extended his condolences about Nancy to Bob and Kim, who told him Chris is playing golf. John went to Tom and Margo's looking for Chris and Katie, and they demanded he 'fess up. He couldn't, but asked them to come with him. Out and about, Chris was shmoozing the trustee and Reid caught up with them, offering a "threesome." He was determined to keep an eye on Chris, despite his complete lack of golf prowess. At Java, Bob opened up to Kim about how he'd found Nancy dead in her favorite chair, and they talked about how extraordinary Nancy was. Out on the links, Reid accused the trustee of cheating and got the game cut short. As John, Margo, Tom, Bob and Kim all converged at the hospital, Reid brought Chris in. John had Chris taken into a room, and asked everyone to let him do his job. Chris then had to break the news to his family.

    Thursday, September 02, 2010

    At Memorial, Chris explained his condition to a shocked Bob, Kim, Tom and Margo, and then John told Bob how serious the prognosis was. As for Katie, she was at WOAK watching footage of her and Chris. Luke followed Reid to Java, wondering why he'd been so heartless about Katie being at the hospital. Reid was trying to spare her the pain. Luke accused Reid of "projecting," because he's the one who runs away "when things get too sensitive." As he diagnosed Reid's issues, Luke admitted that he's in love with him. "Hold the phone!" Reid exclaimed, asking him to repeat himself. Back at the hospital, Tom and Margo wanted to get Chris' name higher up on the transplant list. He didn't want preferential treatment. Nearby, Bob promised Kim that he and John would do their best to make sure Chris lived. In Old Town, Luke confirmed to Reid that he'd told Noah he's in love with Reid. But he was still mad at Reid for his attitude. As Luke playfully noted Reid could tell him he loves him, too, Reid pointed out that Luke would just think he's trying to defuse Luke's anger. They went back to talking about Katie, and Luke stressed that she needs to be by Chris' side, because it would be devastating if he died without her there.

    After a talk with John, Tom and Margo left for Springfield to look into Chris' transplant options. Meanwhile, Kim caught up with Katie at WOAK and wondered why she wasn't at the hospital with all of them. As they discussed Katie's feelings for Chris, a heartbroken Kim admitted how terrified she is, and talked about how she doesn't have time for Katie's fear. Kim asked her if she could "bear this pain without turning away." In Chris' room, Luke urged him not to keep Katie at a distance right now. Across the hall, Reid and John clashed about Chris' treatment. After John slammed out, Bob called Reid out on keeping Chris' condition from him. Reid pointed out doctor/patient confidentiality and said he'd urged Chris to tell Bob himself. "I made the best decisions that I could, given the circumstances," he explained, telling Bob to take up the issue with Chris. Bob did just that. At Katie's, she wept over a picture of her and Brad. Back at Memorial, Kim lashed out at Reid for taking advantage of Chris' illness, and Bob told her how Reid has been helping Chris all along. She tearfully apologized.

    John ran into Luke in Old Town and asked him about Reid, given the battle ahead of Chris. Luke assured him that, when it comes to his job, Reid would give him everything he needs. Back at Katie's, Reid admitted he's an idiot about romance, but told Katie it's stupid to avoid love because it scares you: "Dry your eyes, blow your nose, get your butt back to the hospital where you belong!" Reid admitted Luke had caused his philosophical turnaround, and Katie thanked him for his support. At Memorial, Bob confessed to Kim that he's "ready to scream." Then, Tom called Bob with news of a potential heart donor at Bay City General. Bob and Kim stood in Chris' hospital room, worried. Reid watched them from the hall, and then told Luke about his and Katie's change of hearts. They "Dr. Oliver" and "Mr. Snyder"-ed each other, grinning. Meanwhile, Katie visited Brad's grave and told him she'd fallen in love with Chris. She begged for his help. Back at the hospital, Chris began to code!

    Friday, September 03, 2010

    At Al's, Ali and Casey talked about their wedding plans. Casey didn't want to elope, reminding her that Nancy had believed in them. Ali didn't want to have a big shindig right after Nancy's death and Casey charmed her by calling her his wife. "That's good enough for me," he said. At Memorial, Henry and Barbara showed up to comfort Kim, who didn't want to leave Chris' room. Barbara guided her to the lounge, and Luke told Henry that Katie wasn't there. At Brad's grave, Katie unloaded her fear and grief, calling herself a coward. "The hell you are!" Henry told her, giving her a pep talk. It worked! Katie went back to the hospital with him. There, Chris came around, and Bob and John told him that he needed a new heart ASAP. John?wanted to hook him up to an LVAD (a left ventricle assist device), and Chris was resistant. He stressed that he also doesn't want to be moved up the transplant list. At loose ends, Luke wandered into Al's and told a clueless Casey and Ali about Chris. They all went back to the hospital. In the lounge, Barbara talked to Kim about Henry and comforted her. Then they joined everyone else in Chris' room, where the docs hoped Kim could talk?sense to her son. Barbara, having lost Jennifer, added her two cents. Then, Katie arrived to blast Chris for his attitude and beg him to fight. As everybody praised her pep talk, Bob got a call from Tom about the heart in Bay City being a perfect tissue match.

    Reid told Luke, Casey and Ali about the heart. Casey and Ali joined the gang in Chris' room, where Kim and Bob were determined to enjoy the miracle. Bob asked Ali to scrub in on the surgery and then Casey told his grandparents they were engaged. In the lounge, Barbara hugged Henry for his part in getting Katie to the hospital. Reid and Luke then noticed John having an intense conversation. John was forced to tell the Hugheses that a Bay City cardiologist wanted the heart for his own patient. The news rocked everyone, and Barbara followed Katie to the lounge, talking about how she'd survived her ordeal in the warehouse because she knew how much she was loved. She urged Katie to be equally "relentless" about Chris. Chris agreed to accept the LVAD and, after sharing a moment with Bob, asked to see Reid. They traded some good-natured barbs, and Chris asked Reid to take care of Katie. Reid left Katie to cuddle Reid, watched Barbara and Henry and Casey and Alison and Bob and Kim...and it energized him! He told Luke he's going to Bay City to get that heart for Chris! Luke told him there were too many risks, marveling at how Reid was decrying the arrogant "savior of mankind" doctor who'd stolen Chris' heart. Reid wryly assured Luke he's the same selfish jerk he's always been, and he's earned the right to throw his weight around like this. "I love you," he smiled. "There. I said it." He kissed Luke tenderly before getting in his car and driving away.

    At Memorial, John told everyone the LVAD procedure was a no-go because Chris was too weak to survive it. When Luke got back inside, Casey and Alison told him that...and he assured them that Reid has a plan! His faith in Reid touched Ali and Casey. Meanwhile, Reid was on the phone with the other surgeon, and he floored it to make it over a railroad crossing...and thenhis car stalled. He was so frazzled, he couldn't get his seatbelt off...and the train sped towards him ominously.

    Tuesday, September 07, 2010

    At Memorial, Katie was at Chris's bedside and broke the news to him that they couldn't put the artificial pump in his heart because he's too weak. She begged him to hold on because a heart donor will surface soon. Meanwhile, John told a worried Bob and Kim that Chris only has 24 hours to live with his old heart. Alison urged Luke to inform Bob and Kim that Reid is on his way to Bay City to get the heart for Chris. They were stunned but happy, as was Katie and Chris. They joked about how far Reid has come since he first arrived in Oakdale and laughed about who in Bay City would incur his wrath if they denied him the heart he drove all the way there to retrieve.

    Tom and Margo were at the police station when they got word that Chris's donor heart is no longer available. Margo then got a call about Reid's accident. "Oh, my God!" she exclaimed. They rushed to the site of the accident and were overwhelmed by what they saw. Later, they returned to Memorial, where Margo braced herself to tell everyone the news. She tearfully informed Bob that Reid's car stalled on the tracks and he didn't get out of his car before the train hit. Bob was dumbstruck and devastated that there is now no hope for a heart for Chris. Bob then summoned Casey to get Luke out of the ER before the EMTs arrived with Reid, but it was too late. Luke refused to believe that Reid would die, even after Bob explained that his injuries are too severe to be helped. He lashed out at everyone for not being proactive and stormed into Reid's hospital room. He was devastated as he saw the severity of Reid's injuries and begged him to open his eyes. Reid tried to speak as Luke broke down in tears. Luke got Reid's wallet for him and took out his organ donor card. Luke summoned Tom for Reid, who gave Luke his power of attorney and made it clear that he wants Chris to get his heart. "Who knew I had one to give?" Reid managed to joke. Luke pleaded with Reid to hold on and declared his love once again just as Reid flat lined. Tom explained that Reid wants Chris to get his heart. John was concerned about it being the right match and the legality of it all without paperwork. Bob was hopeful that they could make it work and they got moving quickly. Bob then gave his condolences to Luke, who was in shock, and let him say a final good-bye to Reid, who had died.

    After, Tom presented a grieving Luke with the proper paperwork, which he signed to allow for the transplant. John informed an elated Katie, who told Chris she loves him before he was tested as a match. Bob and Kim, meanwhile, took time to absorb everything that had happened. Kim was overwhelmed with guilt for once questioning Reid's principles and being so cross with him before. Meanwhile, Katie went to tell Luke how amazing Reid is for pulling through for Chris and was eager to thank him in person, unaware that he'd been involved in the accident that allowed Chris to get a heart at all. After Luke told her what happened, she started to sob. Then she followed Bob and Luke's lead and said good-bye to her friend before letting Chris know that Reid is going to save his life. Chris was then wheeled into surgery.

    Tom, Casey and Margo marveled at Reid's selfless act, called him an inspiration and hoped that his sacrifice wasn't made in vain. Meanwhile, John prepped Chris for heart surgery and the operation got underway.

    Wednesday, September 08, 2010

    Lily called Holden to come over and told him about Chris's deteriorating condition and heart transplant last night. Holden was shocked; Lily was especially shaken up about Luke, who was still reeling from Reid's death at Memorial. Lily wanted to go comfort her son but Lucinda arrived, which sent her into a tailspin. She was outraged that Lucinda was trying to butt her way back into their lives and refused to let La Walsh take control. Equally upset that Lily wouldn't let her in, Lucinda stormed out in a huff.

    At the hospital, Alison urged Luke to go home and get some rest but he refused to go until he knows that Chris made it through the operation. Meanwhile, Chris came to after his surgery. Kim and Bob greeted him in the recovery room, where John deemed that he'll be fine and that everything was a success. Katie also came in and was happy to see Chris, who was eager to thank Reid for getting him a new heart. "Where is that jerk?" he laughed, unaware that Reid had sacrificed his own survival for him. Kim, Bob and John discussed whether to tell Chris what happened and agreed to wait until he was feeling better.

    Later, Ali happily informed Luke that Chris made it and reminded him how amazing Reid was for giving his heart to someone in need. Ali assured tearful Luke that the moment they took his heart was peaceful and that Reid didn't feel any pain. Margo offered to give Katie a lift home, then caught up with her pop, John, who said he's been well but can't help but think about what he'd do if he was in Bob's position with his own kids. Margo pointed out that her father has been estranged for years and wondered why. She thanked him for helping Chris and Katie, and they agreed to discuss other matters at a later date.

    At Java, Noah, who was about to leave for L.A., ran into Ali. She broke the news to him about Reid and urged him to support Luke in his grief. Noah wasn't sure he could offer anything to Luke anymore.

    Luke returned home, where Lily and Holden did their best to console him. Luke was still struggling to comprehend what it meant to have Reid's organs donated to others in need, not just his heart. The hospital called and asked for Luke to track down Reid's next of kin so he can figure out what to do with the body. Luke broke down again, fearful that he doesn't know Reid as well as he thought he did. They met with a funeral director to make arrangements. Luke said Reid has no family and wanted to take care of things himself but the funeral director refused and said that it's a matter of law to contact the next of kin. Luke then went to Memorial to ask Bob and Kim if they knew more about Reid's extended family and was stunned to discover that Chris doesn't even know that Reid's heart is beating inside his body. Luke was overwhelmed when Chris kept asking to see Reid and rushed out. Chris, meanwhile, overheard a board member giving Luke his condolences on his way out.

    Katie went home and was conflicted about her own feelings. She was grieving her roomie Reid but ecstatic about Chris's survival. She was thankful to have had Reid in her life. "He helped me get my life back," she smiled and refused to pack up Reid's things or forget him. Margo promised her that no one will ever forget Reid or what he did in Oakdale. Katie was determined to keep it together and be strong for both Luke and Chris.

    John met up with Lucinda at the Lakeview Lounge, where she was drowning her sorrows over Lily with bloody marys. She refused to think she was selfish in what she did to Lily and revealed that she went to the mob. "Oh! Which one?" John ribbed, reminded Lucinda that she's always been a schemer and then got the full story on what went down with Ralph. John called Lucinda pathetic "narcissist crybaby" and told her again to make inroads with her daughter.

    Holden and Lily went to the police station to investigate Reid's past. They found an old video of Reid with his chess mentor, Angus, who lives in Midwood, Brooklyn. They decided to reach out to Angus for Luke. They found him playing chess in a park but he wanted nothing to do with his "ungrateful big-mouthed nephew." Meanwhile, Luke went to the Snyder Pond to think things over and was surprised to see Noah had followed him there.

    Thursday, September 09, 2010

    At the Pond, Noah gave Luke his condolences and tried to be there for his ex. Luke was mad at himself for not knowing Reid better and that he didn't even know his own feelings for him until he told Noah. Noah asked him about any regrets he has about his relationship with Reid. Luke admitted they never got to do the normal date things together and that they never had sex because Luke wanted to wait. Noah was surprised, but tried to make Luke feel better by calling Reid a hero for what he did. Luke lost it and said that if Reid was a real hero, he wouldn't have died. Noah hugged him and consoled him. Noah said he'd take a later plane to L.A. so he could be there for Luke.

    John barged into Worldwide where he found Lucinda distracting herself with work and the usual scheming. John blasted her for not trying to change her ways. Lucinda realized she's crossed the line one too many times with Lily, who has disowned her. La Walsh explained that she's just protecting herself from the power her daughter has in the company by making a preemptive business deal to oust Lily. John was shocked. "Classic Lucinda Walsh," he scoffed. Lucinda countered by telling him to stop sticking his nose in her business. John tried to extend an olive branch, but La Walsh called him out on not being there for her, even during her cancer and said they can't be friends. He apologized and realized he was in the wrong, but still encouraged her to stay away from Lily, if that's what Lily wants. Finally, Lucinda came around. John asked if he should reach out to Lily for her, but she declined. They shared a sweet moment as John said he knows Lucinda better than anyone else.

    Holden and Lily broke the news to Angus that Reid was killed. He was upset but wondered why they came to him. So, they explained the situation (including that Reid was gay) and asked him to help Luke. He was hesitant but finally signed the paperwork. Then Angus showed them one of Reid's old chess pieces. He got choked up as he recalled the time he shared with his nephew in his younger days.

    At Memorial, Chris demanded to know whose heart he has but Katie refused to tell him. After he pleaded one more time, she finally spilled the truth. "You have Reid's heart," she sighed. He was flabbergasted as Katie told him everything that had happened. Chris blamed himself for Reid's death. "He's the one who was trying to save my life!" he pointed out. He was overwhelmed with guilt and struck by the irony of it all. He was upset at the thought of living the rest of his life with Reid's heart in his body and was about to give up until Katie demanded that he "suck it up" and be grateful for the miracle that was given to him. He finally came around and looked forward to spending his future with Katie.

    John dropped by Margo's to say he's staying in Oakdale for a while and resolved to make inroads with his own daughter. Lucinda dropped off a bouquet of flowers for Lily. Holden and Lily returned to Oakdale, where Luke scattered Reid's ashes at the Pond and gave a touching tribute to his lost love. Bob told Chris that the new hospital wing has been named in Reid's honor. Chris was pleased and also found out he'd be the new Chief of Staff after Bob retired. He lovingly glanced at Katie from afar as he smiled and said, "What can I say? I lead a charmed life."

    Monday, September 13, 2010

    Jack and Carly woke up in bed together, affectionate. Downstairs, Parker stopped Sage from bringing their parents breakfast in bed and spinning her fantasies of remarriage. He didn't want Mom and Dad to get married again, as "that's when all the trouble starts." Sage set out Jack and Carly's old wedding album as they came downstairs. "That's Sage...not very subtle, is she?" chuckled Carly. "Maybe she's on to something?" countered Jack. As Carly sputtered about getting their daughter's hopes up, Jack said he's incomplete without her. Wary Carly noted they'd gone down this road so many times before. What if they were setting themselves up to fail? Jack told her that the first time he'd kissed her, he'd known she was his future. They had to stop questioning it. "We can't afford to quit," he told her. When Carly finally came around to his line of thinking, she wondered exactly what he wanted to make "official." He was about to get down on one knee...when Janet called to tell him she and Dusty were at the hospital. When they got back from Memorial, Carly wanted to pick up where they left off, but Jack was wary. He worried about what the new baby would do to their dynamic. Cue Carly's turn to give a pep talk! She assured Jack she'd love the baby but it would be difficult for her...and they'd face and conquer whatever life would throw at them. They traded "I love you"s and Jack pulled Carly into his lap and proposed! Carly tearily accepted and they kissed. When the kids got home, Carly and Jack swore that, this time, they'd be together forever. They impulsively decided to get married ASAP!

    At the farm, Liberty snapped at Faith, who realized Libby got into FIT in New York, like she'd always dreamed. Libby said she wasn't going! Parker walked in, and Faith informed him Libby was about to "ruin her life." At the Lakeview, Janet brought Dusty a bunch of food and an offer to nurse him back to health. They chowed down, sitting in bed. Feeling better, Dusty wanted to get his swerve on. Janet nixed that, and then felt a contraction! Meanwhile, Liberty explained to Parker why she was deferring college, and Parker admitted he's not going either. He whispered his secret plans to her. Faith spied them through the Al's window. At Memorial, Dusty hugged John (who he'd apparently kept in touch with!) and introduced him to Janet. Alone, John noted that Dusty had neglected to tell him Janet was expecting his child. "Yes and no," hedged Dusty. In the exam room, the ob/gyn dubbed the contractions Braxton-Hicks and noted Janet's baby was huge. If he got any bigger, they'd have to induce! When Jack and Carly showed up, Janet apologized for the false alarm. As for Dusty, his spidey senses were tingling. They got back to the farm, and a squirrelly-acting Dusty told Janet that he was off to lunch with John. Faith then told Janet that Liberty got into FIT but wanted to stay in town to help her mom. When Libby and Parker got home, Janet gave her a talking-to, urging her to go to New York. Then, Liberty and Parker accused Faith of telling Janet about FIT to eliminate her perceived competition for Parker. At Java, Dusty showed John the sonogram photo, revealing that he thinks the baby is his. Surrogate father and son shook hands. Left alone, John nabbed Dusty's coffee mug to run a DNA test on it! Back at the farm, Janet told Dusty about Liberty's conundrum and they felt the baby kick.

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    Gwen brought Carly breakfast in bed, and she had one more wedding day surprise: Rosanna! The sisters exchanged gleeful hugs, and Gwen left Ro and Carly to catch up. At the farm, Jack thanked Dusty for donating champagne for the impromptu ceremony. Janet shooed Dusty off to change and then Janet and Jack had a bittersweet talk, where Janet wished Jack and Carly happiness. Then, Jack urged the baby to stay inside for another two weeks, till he's back from his honeymoon, and asked Janet to get the getaway cabin's info just in case! At the Lakeview, Craig ran into Lily and wondered when she'd forgive him. "I'm not interested in your apologies," she shrugged, before telling him not to show up to the Carjack wedding. In Old Town, Holden ran into Molly. Awkward! They chuckled over being the best man and maid of honor, as Lily watched from afar. She stopped lurking and walked up to ask about California and Abigail. When Lily told Holden the kids wanted them to go to the wedding together, Molly was the odd woman out. In Milltown, Will calmed Parker's nerves about the wedding and then Faith came y with flowers. As Will looked on, Faith and Parker argued about Liberty and Parker blew her off. Later, Carly asked Gwen and Rosanna to be her bridesmaids and Janet came by with a gift and her well wishes. Janet then got the cabin info and Carly stressed that Janet shouldn't call unless it's a real emergency. "This day was starting off so well," Carly then cracked to her sisters. In need of some alone time, she got her and Jack's compass out of a drawer and went for a walk.

    Janet came in to Dusty's Lakeview suite, venting about the cabin snafu with Carly. Dusty found the reality of Janet having to put up with Carly for the foreseeable future pretty amusing. Janet had an idea she needed his help for. Back at the farm, Parker was all suited up and he was about to bring up his big secret issue with Jack when Jack got called away to pick up Sage. Parker ended up telling Will and swearing him to secrecy! Jack brought Sage home to the Milltown house, and a worried Gwen and Ro told Jack that Carly was off by herself somewhere. Out at the pond, Carly remembered Jack giving her the compass at the boathouse, and then she dropped the compass in the water! Gasp! "I lost the compass," she told Jack, when he walked up. He felt around for it, but it was gone! Carly began weeping about how she needed it to find her true north. He said she didn't need it. He'd never leave her side again; she was already home! Elsewhere, Rosanna ran into Gabriel and Holden and Lily convinced a sullen Faith into going to the wedding. At Java, Craig asked Gabriel if they could try to get to know each other better. Gabe turned down a lunch invite, saying he had the wedding to attend. Back at the pond, Jack shored Carly up and kissed her, sweetly. Elsewhere, Janet and Dusty had taken it upon themselves to decorate the honeymoon cabin. Dusty made Janet get off a ladder...only to get a cramp and fall off it himself. Moments later, Janet went into labor.

    Jack brought Carly to the farm, where her bridal party had enterprisingly thought to bring her dress. They also each gave her a flower to carry down the aisle. Then, Lily showed up with a wedding/"I'm sorry about Craig" gift. Out at the garden where the wedding would take place, a suited up Jack met up with Will, Holden and Parker. The guys bantered so adorably, it had to be partially ad-libbed! Then, the women showed up. Carly took Jack's breath away. As for Rosanna, she saw Craig lurking and confronted him. "You lookfantastic!" he tried to evade, but she wasn't having it. He said he just wanted closure and promised to be on his best behavior. Nearby, Gabriel and Liberty showed up and Parker and Faith were still at odds. Jack again calmed Carly's nerves and Ro warned them that Craig had shown up. "Nothing is going to spoil this wedding!" Carly insisted.

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010

    At Carly and Jack's wedding, Holden and Rosanna got the lovey duo to quit canoodling and Rosanna instructed the bridal party on how to march in. Carly also made sure they were taking video for JJ. Party crasher Craig sat down next to Margo, earning her trademark sisterly snark. Then, the bridesmaids all came down the makeshift aisle and Liberty tried calling Janet, to no avail. At the honeymoon cottage, Janet was in labor, and Dusty tried to help her through it. Parker walked his mom to Jack and asked Jack to "take good care of her." The priest did his thing, complete with the "speak now or forever hold your peace." Don't worry, no one spoke! Carly was so eager to wed that she blurted out a "yes!" before the priest was even done with the vows. Jack made his own vows, saying, "She's mine and I'm hers, and that's that." After Molly did a reading, Carly spoke to Jack from the heart, telling him he was her true north, her soulmate and her best friend. Jack talked about how Carly had "saved me from me" after Brad's shooting and "fought my demons." There was much sniffling and crying. They exchanged rings and "I thee wed"s and were then pronounced husband and wife. Cue the kiss! Afterwards, Holden gave the best man's toast, noting that they were missing two very important people: Hal and Brad. On behalf of them, he wished Carjack "lifelong happiness." After Margo and Tom gave Jack their well wishes, with passing mention of Katie and Chris' condition, Molly gave her toast, noting, "you can't fight destiny, so why try." (She looked pointedly at Lily.) Carly reveled in having her "girls" for "backup." But where were Dusty and Janet? Still laboring! Dusty tried to go for help but the car was stuck in the mud.

    Back at the wedding, Craig proposed a toast, much to everyone's chagrin. He surprised them all by admitting, "you belong together" and wishing them every happiness. When Rosanna wondered what brought that on, Criag said she did - he wanted her to like him again. Jack and Carly then had a first dance (offscreen!) and Faith urged Holden to ask Lily to dance. Sadly, Parker was still giving Faith the brush off. Nearby, Gabriel told Craig he was going back to Montega and Rosanna realized Gabriel is Craig's son. Then, Parker's secret plans came up again, and Margo urged him to just tell everyone he wants to be a cop. His parents were boggled and moved in turns. Parker explained that he hoped to end up just like Jack. "That's a sneaky way to win an argument!" Jack choked out, hugging his son. Afterwards, Holden asked Molly to dance and they had a nice moment and Rosanna counseled Craig about Gabriel. Then, Carly and Jack reassured Sage that it's "for real this time," and Carly threw her bouquet. Rosanna caught it! Carly and Jack drove off for the honeymoon to cheers and applause.

    At the cabin, Janet yelled at Dusty, who urged her not to push. Jack was about to carry Carly over the threshold, when they realized what was going on inside. Back at the garden, Will and Gwen accidentally spilled to Margo and Tom that Casey was moving to Carbondale. At the farm, Molly and Lily thanked each other for their mutual generosity today and Molly wished Lily and Holden luck. Will and Gwen noted how cute Faith and Parker were, and Parker bid his big brother farewell. He then went back to Faith, apologizing for keeping his plans from her. When she hoped they were friends again, Parker told his "friend" she looked hot in that dress and kissed her cheek. A few feet away, Gabriel and Craig made amends and Ro revealed she's staying in town for a while. At the honeymoon cabin, Janet was about to give birth ASAP, and Carly got a little queasy.

    Thursday, September 16, 2010

    Janet wailed as her labor progressed. Jack, watching over Carly's wooziness, told Dusty he'd have to deliver the baby. Having done this before, Dusty played midwife with aplomb. They all welcomed the cute little boy with equal parts happiness and bittersweetness. The foursome headed for the hospital, with Carly bidding the honeymoon cottage a wistful adieu. At Memorial, Dusty stubbornly refused to get his ribs looked at, and Jack went looking for Carly. As Carly and Jack passed back through the main hallway, they overheard John telling Dusty the big news: "Jack Snyder is not the father of that baby, you are!" "Are you sure?" he boggled. John assured him that it's true and he's an "unofficial grandfather." Jack walked up on the celebration. As Dusty beamed, Jack graciously told him to tell Janet. John noted it had been a "long time" since he'd seen Carly, and winked that she'd ended up with the right guy. Then, Carly went to get checked out. In Janet's room, Dusty told her the news and she was thrilled. Meanwhile, Grandpa John bounced into the Lakeview lounge, ordering up drinks for a toast, and urged Lucinda to "declare victory" and come away with him. He said he had a teaching gig in Amsterdam and they could go enjoy tulips and wooden shoes. Back at Memorial, Liberty and Jack had a sweet moment and Libby brought him in to see Janet. The exes had an emotional moment alone, acknowledging the 9 months they'd spent being prospective parents. "Thank you for loving me, Jack," wept Janet. Teary Jack apologized for not doing right by her, and congratulated her. Later, Janet, Teri, Libby, the baby and Dusty all bonded as a family...and Carly had news for Jack!

    At Java, Lucinda offered to create an endowment in Reid's name, and Luke liked the idea. Big Lucy's rather cynical, defeatist attitude had Luke wondering what his grandmother had done now. At the Lilypad, Holden and Lily talked about the wedding and Molly and then flirted a little. John interrupted the moment to persuade Lily to forgive her mother. John noted Lily was younger and less set in her ways. Since he got a text from the hospital, he asked "sensible" Holden to help fix things. Alone, Holden told Lily, "John's full of it," and said he was proud of Lily for sticking to her guns. Back at Java, Luke talked about how life was short and sent Lucinda off to make things right with Lily. Noah walked up on the tail end, and Luke filled him in. Then, a sad Luke talked about how calm Reid had been in death, and Noah comforted him. Noah revealed he's putting off heading to LA. Luke wondered why. To take care of him? It wasn't necessary! Luke quit Noah's job for him and dragged him out the door. After Holden's pep talk, Lily called her mother to meet up with her. Lily and Holden were a united front and about to kiss, when a beaming Lucinda walked in. Sadly, Lily dashed Big Lucy's hopes of reconciliation. She loved her mom but couldn't forgive her yet. Lily and Holden both told Lucinda "goodbye." At WOAK, Luke gave Noah a state of the art video camera, revealing his family had also bought Noah a bunch of recording equipment. Noah had to get on that plane! Noah agreed, as long as Luke came and visited him. They reminisced about meeting at the studio; Noah brought up sharing their first kiss there. Noah assured Luke he understands that Luke needs to honor what he had with Reid and "grieve and heal." But maybe when Luke was ready, he could come to LA? Noah kissed Luke goodbye and left.

    At the Lilypad, Holden and Lily remembered the day they met (with a lot of tears from Holden), and they kissed passionately! Meanwhile, Lucinda sought out John and accepted his offer to run off to Amsterdam. At the hospital, as Dusty, the baby and Janet all had a moment of bonding, Carly told Jack she's pregnant! He swept her into his arms and they kissed.

    Friday, September 17, 2010

    The very last episode of ATWT opened a month after yesterday, with Bob's wistful voiceover talking about starting the day at the hospital. Bob made his way to his office and talked about learning a lot about the people of Oakdale. Across town, Holden picked up Ethan from Lily and took him fishing. Dusty brought Lorenzo to Janet, and Carly and Jack snuggled in each other's arms...until Sage called for her mom, that is! Elsewhere, Barbara and Henry got passionate, Paul cuddled with a giant stuffed puppy — and Emily — as Eliza played, and John and Lucinda came back from Amsterdam and checked into the Lakeview. Lisa was shocked to learn who John's souvenir "tulip" was. At Chez Hughes, Alison arrived to wake up Casey, and Tom and Margo wistfully realized they were soon to be empty nesters. At the Lilypad, Luke looked at a brochure for Reid's neurological wing and hugged Natalie. At Katie's, she tended to Chris with heart medication and kisses. Back at the hospital, Kim came into Bob's office, and he marveled about retiring today.

    In Milltown, Jack asked after Carly's morning sickness and Sage wondered when she can share the pregnancy news. As Carly cleaned up papers and talked about car problems, she gasped to Jack that they're "normal." Would they become "dull" and "boring"? He assured her they wouldn't. Then, Dusty and Janet showed up at Jack and Carly's to introduce them to little Lorenzo Dustin Donovan...and ask Jack to be his godfather! Carly told them she's pregnant, and Janet noted "things turned out exactly the way they were supposed to." At the Hughes house, Susan and Emily had joined Tom and Margo to see off Ali and Casey. Hugs were exchanged and tears were shed. Emily marveled to Susan about "our little girl" going off, and they went for a "soda" at the Lakeview. Meanwhile, a teary Margo's empty nest wistfulness was in overdrive and Tom took her out. Back at Katie's, Chris proposed and she accepted. They pondered getting a bigger place as Tom and Margo came over. Tom urged Katie to "distract" his weepy wife, so she spilled the engagement news. The sisters impulsively decided to swap houses, as the brothers looked on, bemused.

    Back at the Lakeview, Henry and Barbara were still canoodling, despite dinner plans at Paul and Emily's. At Fairwinds, Paul and Emily discussed him walking away from the business and making Em and Eliza his priority. Ironically, Barbara arrived with similar news: She was dissolving their BRO partnership! The foursome toasted to the future. Elsewhere, Luke visited Katie's, telling Chris that he had his vote as Chief of Staff. Chris admitted that it might not be the path he wants. Luke was haunted by being where Reid lived. As he went to leave, Katie gave him Reid's stethoscope. Luke asked if he could listen to Reid's heart, and he and Chris shared a poignant moment. John and Lucinda dropped by the Lilypad to tell Lily they were back together and that Lily could have control of WorldWide. At the hospital, Susan said goodbye to Bob and Kim, and Bob took one last box out to the car. Chris and Katie test drove Chez Hughes, as Tom and Margo christened Katie's with some lovin'. Paul and Emily reaffirmed their love at Fairwinds, while we learned Barbara and Henry were taking over Metro. Henry turned up the music in their suite and they got their disco on. Downstairs, a snarky Lisa urged John and Lucinda to "gather ye rosebuds," and the duo made a pact to "have a helluva good time." Back at Lily's, she was worried about her mom and John not working out. Holden noted they were older, wiser and loved each other. "You think that's enough?" Lily mused. Before Holden left, he and Lily shared a long look. Back at the Milltown house, Jack and Carly settled into bed and kissed. Things wound up at the hospital, with Kim kissing Bob for "just a little encouragement." "I don't think there should be goodbyes...just goodnight," she said, before leaving him to wrap up alone. Bob packed up his briefcase, took one look around, and said, "Goodnight," before turning out the light. The globe on his desk lit up and spun...


    Facts

    1. January 12, 1998: Molly interrupted Lily and Holden’s second wedding in 1998 but failed to stop them from saying “I do.”

    2. February 14, 2005: Katie wed Henry.

    3. March 2, 1987: Beatrice and Brian wed.

    4. March 13, 1994: International actress Claire Bloom joined the cast of ATWT in the role of Orlena Grimaldi.

    5. March 20, 1998: To save their marriage, John brought Barbara to see the baby girl he’d arranged for them to adopt.

    6. April 2, 1956: The serial debuted with Nancy and Chris Hughes waking up in separate beds. It was the first 30-minute daytime soap in history.

    7. April 2, 1986: Chris and Nancy’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration coincided with the show’s 30th anniversary.

    8. April 2, 1993: Seth Snyder and Angel Lange walked down the aisle in a rush.

    9. April 2, 2001 marked the shows 45th year on the air with its 11,477th episode

    10. April 2, 2004: As the World Turns celebrates 48 years on television with its 12,230th episode

    11. April 4, 1998: Ben and Camille made love for the first time.

    12. April 15, 2000: Ellen Dolan (Margo) gave birth to her first child, daughter Angela Emmett.

    13. April 18, 1997: A not-so-dead James Stenbeck was spotted in town.

    14. April 1985: On Easter Day, longtime friends Bob and Kim tied the knot. At their reception aboard Diana’s yacht, a gambling sting went down and landed the unknowing bride and groom in jail.

    15. May 1993: Lily had a lot of explaining to do when she was found in Italy.

    16. May 7, 2001: Ruby drugged Lucinda’s tea!

    17. May 13, 1999: Brad Snyder married Carly.

    18. May 16, 1995: Luke Grimaldi was born.

    19. May 16, 2000 marked Eileen Fulton's (Lisa) 40th anniversary with the soap

    20. May 25, 1996: Castmates Kelley Menighan (Emily) and Jon Hensley (Holden) were married in Chicago.

    21. May 31, 1984: Twenty million viewers tuned in for Betsy (played by Meg Ryan) and Steve’s long-anticipated Greek-style wedding.

    22. The 12,000th episode is scheduled to air on May 6, 2003

    23. June 18, 1993: Hal came back from "the dead" with Barbara and baby William in tow.

    24. June 20, 1997: Paolo Seganti reprised his role as Lily’s presumed-dead hubby, Damian.

    25. June 24, 2002: Lucinda and Katie arrived in Avanya to search for Simon

    26. June 27: On this date in 1997, Molly finally told Holden that she had his baby (Abigail) and had given her up for adoption.

    27. June 28: Reid and Julia got engaged in 1999.

    28. July 2, 1993: Holden found out the truth that Aaron is his son.

    29. July 6, 2001: Simon rescued castaway Katie, who was marooned on an island with Henry while treasure-hunting.

    30. July 7, 1997: Just as Lily and Holden were getting engaged, Damian came back from the dead.

    31. July 29, 1997: Ben and Camille shared their first kiss

    32. August 14, 2002, Hal and Emily were married

    33. August 21, 1978- Duncan wed drunken teenager Erin in Antibes.

    34. August 23, 2001: Napiera Danielle Groves joined the cast as Bonnie.

    35. August 25, 1999: Jake discovered Lucinda had been faking her incapacitation in Bay City.

    36. September 7, 2001: Terri Conn (Katie) was married to Arthur Colombino

    37. September 9, 2002: Barbara agreed to sell BRO to Rosanna on the condition that she didn’t later turn the company over to Craig.

    38. September 10, 1965: ATWT’s spinoff, OUR PRIVATE WORLD (which followed Lisa’s move to Chicago) last aired in 1965

    39. September 16, 1998: Margo discovered she was pregnant

    40. October 3, 2001- Jake and Molly exchanged vows at Lucinda’s mansion

    41. October 9, 2000: Julia shoots David Stenbeck’s corpse at his funeral to make sure he’s really dead.

    42. October 22, 1999: Kristina Sisco assumes the role of Abigail as she returns to Oakdale.

    43. October 22, 2001: Bryant is in a fatal car accident.

    44. December 25, 2002: Lily gives birth to Natalie

    45. 1971, the cast of ATWT was featured on the cover of TV Guide, a first for a soap.

    46. Irna Phillips announced moments before World Turns started spinning each weekday: “We know the bleakness of winter, the promise of spring, the fullness of summer and the harvest of autumn. The cycle of life is completed. What’s true in nature is true in man, for he too, has his cycles. As the World Turns.”

    47. ATWT was No. 1 in the daytime ratings every year from 1958-1978. In 1965, it became the first soap to spin-off another serial, Our Private World, which followed Lisa (Eileen Fulton) to Chicago after her divorce from Bob.

    48. There are seven cast members who have been on ATWT for 20 years or more, and eight who have been on longer than 10 years. Forty-three-year vet Helen Wagner (Nancy), who spoke the first words on the show ("Good morning, dear") has continuously played the same character longer than anyone on television.

    49. 1958, Ellen Lowell became the first regular character on a soap to bear an illegitimate child (Jimmy, who was later adopted and renamed Dan Stewart).

    50. At 33, Micheal David Morrison, who had played Caleb, was found dead of an alcohol and drug overdose in the apartment of a female friend on Febuary 18, 1993. While the news shocked fans, friends familiar with Morrison's reckless lifestyle were more sad than surprised. "Micheal was a kick-ass kid," commented Ellen Dolan (Margo) shortly after Morrison's death. "He had a great, big heart. But he also had a great, big devil riding him." Morrison's surviors included his wife and baby son.



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