On today's Super-sized Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:
Prospect Park cuts All My Children and One Life to Live’s weekly episodes from four to two. One of the reasons given was that fans were watching one show or the other, but not both. AMC and OLTL are dropped from FX Canada. Do fans of the shows have reason to worry? Michael Nader returns to Pine Valley as Dimitri Marick.
The Bold and the Beautiful had a busy week of casting news. Hunter Tylo says she's off contract. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is taking a hiatus. Former Days of Our Lives star Darin Brooks joins the soap and his character will be involved with Hope. Rena Sofer joins B&B as the mother of Brooks' character. Brooke tries to steal one of Taylor’s men, yet again.
Rafe is attacked on Days of Our Lives. Sami, EJ and Stefano find out about Kate and Rafe’s relationship. Is JJ the voice of DAYS viewers?
General Hospital debuts a slew of new characters, portrayed by Maura West, Kristen Alderson, Roger Howarth and Michael Easton. The DC gang weighs in on the arrivals with their First Impressions. Did GH miss a beat by not pairing Morgan with Ava Jerome in a "Mrs. Robinson" storyline? Did lightning strike a third time for Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton?
GH casts Samantha Logan as a sister for Felix. Is TJ being written as a stereotypical “angry black man?” Jane Elliot needs to submit Monday’s scenes opposite of Anthony Geary for an Emmy nomination next year. The DC crew gives thumbs up or thumbs down to The Chew and General Hospital’s crossover.
Michelle Stafford is leaving The Young and the Restless as Phyllis. Find out who the DC gang thinks would make a good recast. Y&R casts Mishael Morgan as a character who will interact with Cane and Lily. Why do Y&R regimes INSIST on making Cane the heir apparent to the Chancellor empire ,when fans so vocally oppose it?
Should Traci be there for Michael and revive her rivalry with Lauren? Not a single member of the DC gang believes Kevin or Chloe would steal from Katherine. Y&R is reviving the question about Summer’s paternity. Michael learns about Lauren and Carmine.
All this and MUCH more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.
Hypochondriac, couch potatoes everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. Broadcasting & Cable is reporting syndicated talker Dr. Oz has been renewed on Fox-owned TV stations through 2017.
Dr. Oz was picked up by 13 Fox-owned stations in 13 markets, adding seven new markets along the way. From the report:
The new markets include Los Angeles, where the show will switch over from ABC's KABC; Dallas; Houston; Phoenix; Minneapolis; Orlando; and Charlotte. The switch will happen in fall 2014 In all markets where the show is changing stations. Dr. Oz, hosted by Oprah Winfrey protégé and cardiologist Dr. Mehmet Oz, will remain on Fox stations in New York; Chicago; Boston; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; and Austin, Texas. Fox did not renew the show in Atlanta, where it currently airs.
Near the end of a recent appearance on CBS Daytime's The Talk, co-host Sara Gilbert asked guest Shemar Moore to share a few words about his late, The Young and the Restless co-star Jeanne Cooper. Watch the Criminal Minds hunk's touching-yet-funny tribute to the soap legend after the jump!
The View ain't so rosy right now at ABC Daytime, at least not when discussing the lineup's marquee chatfest! A new report on the state of daytime from Broadcasting & Cable reveals the 16-year-old talk show has seen significant ratings dips this season. From the report:
This season, The View has declined 7% in households to a 2.6 from a 2.8 and has dropped 20% among women 25-54 to a 1.2 from a 1.5. READ MORE
No more shaking it like a salt shaker for Ingo Rademacher. The General Hospital alum and partner Kym Johnson were voted off Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday night.
Hopefully this means Jasper Jacks can come home to Port Charles, and fast! Watch Rademacher and Johnson talk about their DWTS exit on Good Morning America after the jump!