Looks like Reva Darling ain't the only one booking gigs. Kim Zimmer's former Guiding Light leading man Robert Newman is set to appear on the CBS procedural Criminal Minds this Nov. 3. Newman will guest star as Sheriff Salters, a " a no-nonsense, former Marine" in the episode entitled "Middle Man". READ MORE
The Paley Center bid As the World Turns and its cast a fond farewell on August 18 in New York City. Executive producer Chris Goutman and head writer Jean Passanante were joined by ATWT stars Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Eileen Fulton, Colleen Zenk, Terri Colombino, Van Hansis, Trent Dawson, Mick Hazen and former ATWT star Austin Peck (pictured above). Former Guiding Light star Robert Newman also attended the event. See more photos from The Paley Center's As the World Turns fairwell after the jump!
One Life to Live's Jerry verDorn may not have been able to return for the Guiding Light finale to reunite Ross with Blake (Elizabeth Keifer), but GL fans who attended the "So Long Springfield" event at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino on March 7 were treated to just such a reunion. New mommy and soon-to-be The Young and the Restless star Marcy Rylan also participated in the event, along with Beth Chamberlin, Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman, Jessica Leccia, Bradley Cole, Grant Aleksander, Justin Deas and Michael O'Leary. See more photos from the "So Long Springfield" event after the jump.
In an interview with TV Guide Canada former Guiding Light stars Robert Newman and Kim Zimmer discuss their legacy as the iconic Josh and Reva Lewis.
TVG: Has GL’s cancellation given you a newfound respect and appreciation for your legacy? Did you realize that Reva and Josh transcended the medium?
KZ: I’ve always felt and known how much they love us — especially when you see six generations of women standing in front of you. And that’s due to the show’s longevity. That’s why I feel like we, as actors, do owe these people an in-person, face-to-face goodbye for decades and decades of loyalty. When you hear Eileen saying how much we’ve touched her life in such a profound way, it’s just a reaffirmation of our connection with the fans. That’s what’s unique about soaps — we’re in these people’s homes for one hour each day, 52 weeks a year, 200-something days a year, for 25 years!
RN: Another thing that has changed since the show went off the air is, back then, we’d spend or waste all this time either arguing or complaining along with the fans about certain storylines or moments — some which hadn’t even aired yet!
KZ: Thanks to the soap magazines revealing story preview and spoilers weeks in advance! [laughs] READ MORE
RN: And the Internet spoilers, yes. Now that the show is cancelled, we’re just looking back at the bigger picture of Josh and Reva — and their remarkable love story. Collectively, we’re united in a way we could never be before.