The Edge Of Night
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The Edge of Night

  • Debuted on: April 2, 1956
  • Last Live Episode: November 28, 1975
  • Last Episode: December 28, 1984
  • # of Episodes: 7,420
  • Network: CBS (1956-75), ABC (1975-84)
  • Created by: Irving Vendig
  • Took place in: Midwestern city of Monticello

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    (News section last updated September 1, 2018)

    General Hospital Vet Susan Brown Dead at 86, Remembered by Co-Stars

    (9/1/18) General Hospital alum Susan Brown, who played Scotty Baldwin’s stepmother, Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin, died on Friday at the age of 86.

    GH vet Kin Shriner, who plays Scotty, shared the news on Twitter, hailing Brown as “one of my best friends and costars…. R.I.P., Susan. I will miss all our laughs.”

    Brown first joined GH in 1977, earning a Daytime Emmy nomination two years later. She exited GH in the mid-80s, but recurred now and again, especially when Scotty’s family helped launch the ABC Daytime spinoff Port Charles. Brown last appeared on GH in a 2004 episode honoring the late Anna Lee, who had Lila Quartermaine.

    Brown’s previous TV credits included As the World Turns (as Adelaide Fitzgibbon), ABC’s mid-1960s sudser The Young Marrieds, Death Valley Days and Santa Barbara (as Dorothy Lane). Her most recent primetime role was a 1994 episode of Frasier.

    “She was so very special, on set and in friendship,” GH vet Jackie Zeman shared on Twitter, offering Shriner her condolences. “I remember all the good times we shared on our lunch breaks and at at her amazing dinner parties at her beautiful home. RIP Susan + God Bless.”

    Current GH boss Frank Valentini tweeted, “It’s a very sad day in Port Charles as the wonderful Susan Brown (“Gail Baldwin”) passed away today. My sincerest condolences to her family and to all who knew this amazing woman.”

    Brown’s GH husband, Peter Hansen (who played Scotty’s father, Lee Baldwin), passed away in April 2017, at the age of 95.

    Dorothy Lyman on FBI 9/25/18

    (8/24/18) “Pilot” – After a bomb explosion devastates a residential apartment building, special agents Maggie Bell and Omar Adom “OA” Zidan of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigate a possible war between rival gangs – that is, until their prime suspects are discovered brutally murdered, on FBI, Tuesday, Sept. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    From Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the “Law & Order” franchise, FBI is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This elite unit brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep New York and the country safe. Born into a multigenerational law enforcement family, Special Agent Maggie Bell commits deeply to the people she works with as well as those she protects. Her partner is Special Agent Omar Adom “OA” Zidan, a West Point graduate via Bushwick who spent two years undercover for the DEA before being cherry-picked by the FBI. Overseeing them is Special Agent in Charge Dana Mosier (Sela Ward), who operates under intense pressure 24/7/365 and has undeniable command authority. The team also includes Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine, the nerve center of the office whose ability to easily relate to and engage with both superiors and subordinates makes him a master motivator. Kristen Chazal is the team’s most valued resource, a brilliant analyst recruited straight out of university who can piece together the big picture faster than anyone. These first-class agents tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime and counterintelligence.

    GUEST CAST includes: Connie Nielson (Ellen Solberg), Dallas Roberts (Robert Lawrence), Dorothy Lyman (Jilly Peters)

    When Calls the Heart Movie

    (6/18/18) Hallmark Channel will air a When Calls the Heart Christmas movie later this year, featuring series stars Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith and Paul Greene, reports. In the special installment, Abigail and the other residents band together to create an unforgettable Christmas when a group of orphans are stranded in Hope Valley for the holidays, while Elizabeth prepares to give birth.

    Jennifer Bassey Married Actor George Bamford — Get the Romantic Details!

    (6/10/18) (Photo) Congratulations are in order for ALL MY CHILDREN actress Jennifer Bassey (Marian), who recently married fellow actor, LAW & ORDER alum George Bamford! The couple announced their engagement in November of 2016 and tied the knot on April 19, 2018. "They say it's never too late to love and be loved," Bassey tweeted. "I believe it!"

    The couple tied the knot in a simple ceremony at the City Clerk’s office in New York City. “We filled out the paperwork and went into a room and we were married,” Bassey told People. “After the ceremony, which was very short, I asked the officiant who married us what his name was. He said, ‘Angel.’ George turned to me and said, ‘We just got married by an angel.'" The couple then went to Little Italy for their first meal as man and wife.

    After Bassey’s husband of 30 years, Luther Davis, died in 2008, she took a grief recovery course and was inspired to help others deal with their own grief. One of the people she helped was Bamford, who was suffering after losing his wife of 50 years to cancer. One thing led to another and the pair fell in love!

    “Two and a half years later, here we are,” Bassey mused. “I never dreamed when I met George it would turn into this. From the first minute we met, it was very comfortable.”

    “She’s very giving and has a good heart,” Bamford said. “I sensed right away that she’s the kind of person who knows how to fall in love and has been in love, as I had. And once you’re in love and you’ve felt love, you miss it. And you long for it again and try to replicate it.”

    Such a beautiful and inspirational story — Our best wishes to the happy couple for a lifetime of happiness together!

    Soap's Robert Mandan Dead at 86

    (6/4/18) Robert Mandan, best known to TV audiences for his role as Chester Tate on the classic ABC sitcom Soap, has died at the age of 86.

    Mandan passed away in Los Angeles on April 29 after suffering a long, undisclosed illness, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Dixon.

    The veteran TV actor got his start in soap operas, with stints on From These Roots (1959-1961), The Edge of Night (1963), The Doctors (1963) and Search for Tomorrow (1966-1970). He continued to work regularly throughout the 1970s, appearing on episodes of All in the Family, Maude, Sanford and Son, Mission: Impossible and The Streets of San Francisco, among other high-profile series.

    Mandan’s star-making role came soon after, when he was cast on the aforementioned Soap as the philandering husband to Katherine Helmond’s Jessica from 1977 to 1981. The series ran for a total of four seasons and spawned the successful spinoff Benson, starring the late Robert Guillaume.

    After Soap, Mandan starred as Col. Lawrence Fielding in the TV adaptation of Private Benjamin, which ran on CBS from 1981-1983. In 1984, he starred opposite John Ritter on the short-lived Three’s a Crowd, in a role he originated in the final episodes of Three’s Company. In 1986, he appeared on The Facts of Life as Dr. Bruce Gaines, a member of the Peace Corps who married Mrs. Garrett in Charlotte Rae’s farewell episodes. Then in 1991, he reunited with Soap spouse Helmond in two episodes of Who’s the Boss.

    Mandan’s film credits include Hickey & Boggs, MacArthur and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Other notable TV gigs included episodes of The Love Boat, CHiPS, Highway to Heaven, Santa Barbara, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Married… with Children.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (2/18/18) HARRY, syndicated

    Fr 2/23: Lori Loughlin

    ‘The Village’: Michaela McManus, Frankie Faison & Jerod Haynes Cast In NBC Pilot

    (2/8/18) Michaela McManus (SEAL Team), Jerod Haynes (Southside With You) and Banshee alum Frankie Faison have booked series regular roles on NBC’s The Village pilot.

    Written/executive produced by Mike Daniels (Sons of Anarchy), The Village is a sprawling ensemble drama. Despite differences in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become, thus proving life’s challenges are better faced alongside family, even if it’s the one you make wherever you find it.

    McManus will play Sarah, a caring nurse and mother of a pregnant teen who was a teen mom herself. Haynes will portray Ben, a local police officer and tenant of the apartment building. Faison will play Ron, a man who’s very caring and willing to help anyone.

    McManus played Grace Karn on Aquarius and recently appeared as Alana Hayes on SEAL Team. She is repped by UTA and Principato-Young.

    Chicago native Haynes most recently appeared in the feature Southside with You and has guest-starred on Chicago Med, Sense8 and Empire. He can currently be seen starring in Blueprint for The Orchard, which Haynes co-produced and co-wrote and was directed by Daryl Wein. He next will be seen in Netflix and Blumhouse Prods’ Benji. Haynes is represented by WME, Marsh Entertainment and Patti Felker at Felker Toczek.

    Faison, known for his roles as Sugar Bates on Cinemax’s Banshee and Commissioner Ervin Burrell on The Wire, most recently recurred on Grey’s Anatomy and guest-starred on The Good Fight. He is with Vanguard Management.

    Cosby Show's Earle Hyman Dead at 91

    (11/19/17) Earle Hyman (Edge Of Night/All My Children), best known to TV audiences for his role as Cliff Huxtable’s father Russell on The Cosby Show, has died at the age of 91.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hyman died on Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. A cause of death has not been reported.

    Hyman appeared in 40 episodes of The Cosby Show over the course of its nine-season run. In 1986, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for his work in the classic Season 2 episode “Happy Anniversary.”

    In addition to his work on The Cosby Show, Hyman was the voice of Panthro on the 1980s cartoon Thundercats. Additional TV credits included All My Children and The Defenders.

    Hyman was also known for his stage work. In 1980, he won the Tony award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for the role of Oscar in Edward Albee’s The Lady From Dubuque.

    Ann Wedgeworth Dies: ‘Three’s Company’, ‘Sweet Dreams’ Actress Was 83

    (11/19/17) Ann Wedgeworth (Angela, The Edge Of Night/Lahoma, Another World/Charlie, One Life To Live/Lahoma, Somerset) a Tony Award-winning actress most widely known for roles on sitcoms Evening Shade and Three’s Company, died Thursday following a lengthy illness at a New York area nursing home, her family has announced. She was 83.

    Wedgeworth, who won a National Society of Film Critics Award for her tough but poignant performance in 1985’s Sweet Dreams – she played the mother of Jessica Lange’s Patsy Cline – won the 1978 Tony Award for best featured actress in a play for Neil Simon’s Chapter Two.

    Born in Abilene, Texas, Wedgeworth moved to New York City in the late 1950s and soon joined The Actors Studio. She debuted on Broadway in 1958’s Make a Million, and went on to take roles is such stage productions as Period of Adjustment and Blues for Mister Charlie. She appeared in A Lie of the Mind, Sam Shepard’s off-Broadway play, in 1985. Her costar in the production, Geraldine Page, had married Wedgeworth’s ex-husband, actor Rip Torn.

    Wedgeworth’s other credits include Scarecrow, Bang the Drum Slowly, Thieves, Steel Magnolias, Hard Promises, Love and a .45, and 1977’s Handle with Care, for which she won her first National Society of Film Critics Award.

    Among many TV roles, including Filthy Rich and Roseanne (she played the mother of John Goodman’s Dan), Wedgeworth’s Lana Shields of ABC’s Three’s Company became one of her best know. The character was essentially a substitute for Audra Lindley, who had been spun off for her own sitcom The Ropers.

    Wedgeworth is survived by husband Ernie Martin, daughters Danae Torn and Dianna Martin. Tony Torn, Danae Torn’s brother, tweeted news of Wedgeworth’s passing yesterday.

    Our history: P&G put the ‘soap’ in 'soap opera'

    (10/5/17) ( Count soap operas among Procter & Gamble’s many successes. P&G was one of the first companies to sponsor daytime serial dramas on the radio in the 1930s to advertise their products to housewives. The shows were associated with sponsors such as P&G’s Oxydol, Duz and Ivory soaps and were dubbed “soap operas.”

    P&G was prolific, producing several long-running soap operas for radio and television.

    The company first dipped into radio in 1927, underwriting NBC’s “Radio Beauty School” to advertise Camay perfumed soap.

    Then, in 1930, Chicago radio station WGN hired Irna Phillips of Dayton to write “Painted Dreams,” a domestic serial drama. The format was appealing to P&G, as research suggested women would prefer to be entertained while they did housework.

    P&G had a top-notch radio studio in its own backyard with WLW, broadcasting from the Crosley Building in Camp Washington.

    After trying out “The Puddle Family Radio Show” in 1932, P&G sponsored “Ma Perkins” at WLW, starting Aug. 14, 1933. The 15-minute serial was picked up for a nationwide rollout on NBC on Dec. 4, 1933, and production moved to Chicago.

    “Ma Perkins,” sponsored by Oxydol laundry soap, starred Virginia Payne of Price Hill as the venerable widow who ran a lumberyard in the small Southern town Rushville Center and raised her three children. “The mother of all soap operas” was produced by Anne and Frank Hummert, the leading soap opera creators in the 1930s and ’40s.

    The connection to Oxydol was so strong that the show was often called “Oxydol’s Own Ma Perkins.”

    Although Oxydol dropped its sponsorship in 1956, “Ma Perkins” continued until Nov. 25, 1960, when all the remaining radio serials were canceled. The date became known as “the day radio drama died.”

    Payne played Ma Perkins in all 7,065 episodes over 27 years. She later performed on Broadway, then moved back to Cincinnati and often appeared in productions for Playhouse in the Park. Payne died in her Clifton home in 1977, at age 67.

    P&G sponsored numerous radio shows, including “Perry Mason,” “The Red Skelton Show,” “Truth or Consequences,” “The Road of Life,” “Dreft Star Playhouse” and “Against the Storm,” the only radio drama to win a Peabody Award.

    Their most successful production was “The Guiding Light,” a soap opera created by Irna Phillips in 1937, and sponsored by P&G White Naphtha Soap. The series transitioned to television in 1952, but continued to also be broadcast on radio until 1956.

    Procter & Gamble Productions produced several soap operas for television:

    » “Guiding Light” (1952 to 2009) is listed in the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the longest-running TV drama, running 57 years. Including radio, it ran 72 years, a total of 18,262 episodes.

    » “Search for Tomorrow” (1951-86) advertised P&G’s Joy dishwashing liquid and Spic and Span household cleaner.

    » “The Brighter Day” (1954-62) was created by Phillips for radio in 1948, and was the only soap with an overt religious theme.

    » “The Edge of Night” (1956-84) was conceived as a daytime version of “Perry Mason,” but Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner had a fight with CBS and backed out. Instead, “Edge” was a thinly veiled copy with John Larkin, who portrayed Mason on radio. The show was set in the fictional Midwestern town Monticello, but the opening credits showed the Cincinnati skyline.

    » “As the World Turns” (1956 to 2010), Phillips’ sister show for “Guiding Light,” debuted the same day as “The Edge of Night” and became the second-longest running show, lasting 54 years.

    » “Another World” (1964-99) was supposed to be a spinoff of “As the World Turns,” thus the name, but it was picked up by a different network.

    “As the World Turns” ended its run on Sept. 17, 2010, the last P&G-owned soap opera.

    An original Playboy bunny remembers dousing rowdy customers with creme de menthe, earning a fortune in tips, and 'auditioning' for the position

    (10/1/17) ( (Photo: Jennifer Bassey is in a black costume, third from right.) Jennifer Bassey applied to be a Playboy bunny the very first week the original Playboy Club opened, in Chicago in 1960.

    The Club was an integral part of what would become the Playboy empire, founded by Hugh Hefner, who died Wednesday at 91 years old. A bunny was a waitress or worker in the Club, though eventually the role evolved somewhat.

    The hiring process was simple — or impossible, depending on your perspective.

    "You put on an outfit and you walk around and then they hire you — if you look good," she told me when we spoke over the phone.

    Bassey, now 75, is an actress best known for playing Marian Colby on the soap opera "All My Children" for over 30 years. She spent about two years at the Playboy Club, working in the Penthouse Room, where she would sit on a piano and sing.

    Bassey recalled "grueling" hours at the Club — the bunnies would start work around 6 p.m. and wouldn't go home until about 4 a.m. Their feet would bleed through their fishnet stockings.

    Perhaps worst of all, customers would drink too much and get out of control.

    So the bunnies made a pact, Bassey remembered: If a man tried to grab a bunny, they'd "accidentally" spill a few creme de menthe cocktails on him. It was the only drink you you couldn't get out of clothes, Bassey said: "If you dropped creme de menthe on a man's suit, it was destroyed."

    But Bassey said she made a "fortune," estimating that in an average week, she'd make $1,000 — or about $8,400 today. As for salary? Bassey said there was none. In fact, you had to rent your own costume. Bassey put the bulk of her tip money toward her subsequent acting education in London.

    Though it's clear that bunnies didn't earn much in wages, there are varying accounts of their compensation. In Gloria Steinem's 1963 expose on the life of a Playboy bunny in New York City, she says that because of minimum-wage laws, "we must get a salary of $50 a week." And an old advertisement for Playboy bunnies, published by BuzzFeed, asserts that "a typical Chicago bunny may, for example, earn an average of $200 a week."

    Bassey said that much of her time as a bunny is now a "blur." But she sees the experience as instructive, and at least financially empowering.

    She said: "I'm not ashamed of anything I did."

    And the job afforded Bassey a surprising amount of leadership opportunity — Bassey said there were no bouncers or official managers in the Penthouse room, so she and the other bunnies were effectively in charge. "It was like the Wild West," she said.

    John Stamos and Lori Loughlin Finish Each Other's 'Sandwiches' In Adorable Frozen Sing-Along

    (8/24/17) (Video) Friendship is an open door.

    John Stamos and Lori Loughlin sang along to Frozen‘s “Love Is An Open Door” which Stamos posted on Instagram Wednesday, showing off their cuteness (and amazing chemistry!) to their thousands of fans.

    “‘Frozen’ in time w/ @loriloughlin,” Stamos, 54, wrote in the caption.

    The two appeared to be in the Fuller House set, on which Loughlin, 53, appeared from behind the iconic red door to sit beside Stamos.

    Stamos revealed to PEOPLE in 2015 that he and Loughlin shared “undeniable chemistry” while filming Full House.

    “People loved seeing us together,” he said. “No disrespect to her family and her husband now, I would say that she could be the one that got away. She’s one of my dearest friends, and that’s good enough. I really do adore her.”

    The Jesse and Becky chatter continued when the actress talked about Stamos in an interview the following year.

    “I was actually married at the time that I was doing the show,” Loughlin said of the Full House years. “And then when I got divorced, [John] met Rebecca Romijn, and he got married so our timing was just really off. I don’t think it ever entered our minds that it would be something more.”

    Talk Show Appearance

    (7/28/17) Today – NBC

    Thursday, August 3

    (10-11 a.m.) Ian Ziering & Tara Reid on Sharknado 5. Lori Loughlin on Garage Sale Mystery.

    Marcia Cross & Henry Czerny on Quantico - May 1

    (4/18/17) “GLOBALREACH” – Risking it all, Alex works with Owen to infiltrate the Collaborators. When they begin to test her loyalty, Alex realizes she’s become a pawn in their plan to take down both the President and the task force, on “Quantico,” MONDAY, MAY 1 (10:01–11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

    “Quantico” stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, Blair Underwood as Owen Hall, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda Shaw, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth, Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt, and Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah and Raina Amin.

    Guest starring Hunter Parrish as Clay Haas Jr., Dennis Boutsikaris as Henry Roarke, Jon Kortajarena as Felix Cordova, Marcia Cross as President Claire Haas, Henry Czerny as Matthew Keyes, Todd Alan Crain as Peter Theo, Elisabeth Waterston as Alice Winter, and Fredric Lehne as Maxwell Fletcher.

    Marcia Cross on Quantico - April 17

    (4/4/17) “KUMONK” – A despondent Clay meets with the President to discuss the future of the task force, but he’s interrupted by the arrival of his brother. Meanwhile, Alex leads an operation to expose the collaborators’ plans to sink the President’s reputation, and she teaches Owen to trust his instincts, on “Quantico,” MONDAY, APRIL 17 (10:01–11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

    “Quantico” stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, Blair Underwood as Owen Hall, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda Shaw, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth, Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah and Raina Amin, Russell Tovey as Harry Doyle and Pearl Thusi as Dayana Mampasi.

    Guest starring Graham Rogers as Caleb Haas, Hunter Parrish as Clay Haas Jr., David Lim as Sebastian Chen, Karolina Wydra as Sasha Barinov, Dennis Boutsikaris as Henry Roarke, Jon Kortajarena as Felix Cordova, Mark Zimmerman as Judge Kaplan, and Marcia Cross as President Claire Haas.

    “KUMONK” was written by Justin Brenneman and directed by David McWhirter.

    Marcia Cross on Quantico - March 20

    (3/10/17) “LNWILT” – In the wake of the G20 hostage crisis, President Claire Haas assembles an illegal and clandestine joint task force, bringing together Alex and her friends from both the FBI and CIA to unmask a global conspiracy, on “Quantico,” MONDAY, MARCH 20 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

    “Quantico” stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, Blair Underwood as Owen Hall, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda Shaw, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth, Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah and Raina Amin, Russell Tovey as Harry Doyle and Pearl Thusi as Dayana Mampasi.

    Guest starring Hunter Parrish, Aaron Diaz as Leon Velez, Jenna Leigh Green as Emily Meyers, Karolina Wydra as Sasha Barinov, with Henry Czerny as Matthew Keyes and Marcia Cross as President Claire Haas.

    Miriam Colón Dies: Al Pacino’s Mom In ‘Scarface’, Latino Theater Founder Was 80

    (3/4/17) Miriam Colón (Maria 'Abuelita' Delgado, OLTL/Lydia Flores, AMC/Dr. Santos, EON), the Puerto Rican-born actress who whose roles over a seven-decade career included playing Al Pacino’s mother in Brian De Palma’s Scarface and who launched the influential Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York, died Friday at age 90. Her husband told the Associated Press that Colon died owing to complications from a pulmonary infection.

    Colón came to Los Angeles in the early 1950s and attended the Actors Studio. Her early TV credits included everything from Playhouse 90 to Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Dick Van Dyke Show. She had bigger roles in series like Gunsmoke and The Edge Of Night before being cast as Mama Montana in Scarface.

    Her later film credits include All The Pretty Horses and the Goal! movies, and she starred in Carl Franklin’s 2013 film Bless Me, Ultima playing Ultima in the adaptation of Rudolfo Anaya’s novel. She also recurred on HBO’s How To Make It In America and later on AMC’s Better Call Saul.

    Colón helped found the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in 1967, after she starred alongside Raul Julia in the English-language adaptation of René Marqués’ The Ox Cart (La Carreta), about the Puerto Rican migration. It helped spur the bilingual theater movement in the U.S., launching acting careers and introducing new playwrights to the American scene.

    In 2015, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony for her contributions.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (2/11/17) Today – NBC

    Wednesday, February 15

    (10-11 a.m.) Ricky Martin on Today. Lori Loughlin on When Calls The Heart.

    Marcia Cross on Quantico 1/30/17

    (1/17/17) “JMPALM” – At the Farm, Owen teaches the recruits a lesson on the necessity of betrayal, with a mission of getting the Venezuelan Consul Gabriel Carrera (Javier Muñoz, “Hamilton”) to turn on his country. In the future, Alex is forced to team up with Miranda to save the hostages, while President Claire Haas has a plan to end the crisis once and for all, on “Quantico,” MONDAY, JANUARY 30 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

    “Quantico” stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, Blair Underwood as Owen Hall, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda Shaw, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth, Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah and Raina Amin, Russell Tovey as Harry Doyle, and Pearl Thusi as Dayana Mampasi.

    Guest starring Marcia Cross as President Claire Haas, Aaron Diaz as Leon Velez, Tracy Ifeachor as Lydia Bates, David Lim as Sebastian Chen, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Will Olsen, Paige Patterson as Carly Klapp, Jeff Leaf as Adam Elling, Javier Muñoz as Gabriel Carrera and Nick Westrate as Robbie Robertson.

    “JMPALM” was written by Braden Marks and directed by David McWhirter. Executive producers are Joshua Safran, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Robert Sertner and Jorge Zamacona. “Quantico” is produced by ABC Studios.

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    1. On December 1, 1975, The Edge of Night was the first soap to jump networks (CBS to ABC). It premiered on CBS on April 2, 1956 (the same day as ATWT). With the change in networks, Edge also became the last soap to be broadcast live on a daily basis.

    2. Working title of the show was The Edge of Darkness

    3. The show was originally conceived as the daytime television version of Perry Mason

    4. During most of the show's run, the show's fans were treated to an announcer enthusiastically and energetically announcing the show's title, "Theee Edge...of Night!". Bob Dixon was the first announcer in 1956, followed by Herbert Duncan. The two voices most synonymous with the show, however, were those of Harry Kramer (1957–1972) and Hal Simms who announced the show until the series ended in 1984.

    5. The Edge of Night was given a Special Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America.

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