Powered by i.TV
October 31, 2014

DaytimeTv

A Farewell (For Now) To 'All My Children'

by Michael Maloney, posted Sep 23rd 2011 2:30PM
All My ChildrenThe 'All My Children' scrapbook is closing. After a 41-year run, the series will broadcast its final episode today on ABC.

Created by Agnes Nixon, the serial debuted on January 5, 1970 and, from the beginning, blended social issues with a diverse cast of multi-generational characters set in the fictional town of Pine Valley.

Late soap opera historian Christopher Schemering called Nixon in 1988 "the most respected and influential writer in daytime drama" and wrote that 'AMC' was a "winning mixture of socially oriented drama, young love and drawing room comedy."

Nixon had actually written the bible for 'AMC' back in the '60s, but the show wasn't picked up until years later.

Read More

'The Young and the Restless' Brings Andrea Evans Back to Soaps

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 8th 2010 3:00PM
andrea_evans_portrait_2000Andrea Evans has grown up on daytime television, but for most of us she'll forever be the vexing, adorable Tina Lord on 'One Life to Live.' Despite the shake up at 'One Life to Live,' Andrea's not returning to daytime on that ABC show, but she is coming back to the genre. Watch for Andrea Evans on 'The Young and the Restless.' That's right, she's returning to a show in which she starred from 1983-84, marking a return after 26 years.

According to TV Guide, Evans' visit to 'The Young and the Restless' is a one-day only affair, and that date is May 12, but wouldn't it be great if it could be more than that? There is a connection there. She's going to be playing Tawny Moore, Amber's mom. It's a role that she actually played on 'The Bold and the Beautiful,' 'The Young and the Restless'' sister show. Frankly, Amber could use her mom around. Amber needs supporting characters, even an mother with whom she squabbles.

Read More

'General Hospital' Gets New Credits: A Look at 'GH's' Opening Over the Years

by Michael Maloney, posted Feb 25th 2010 1:00PM
General Hospital credits
The opening credits of 'General Hospital' got a face lift on Feb. 23 in honor of the show's 12,000th episode. 'General Hospital' has joined fellow soaps 'The Young and the Restless' and 'The Bold and the Beautiful' in adding the actual names of the actors to the opening credits.

Read More

Is Glenn Beck the New Oprah?

by Gary Susman, posted Nov 12th 2009 5:00PM
Glenn BeckGlenn Beck and Oprah Winfrey may not seem to have much in common. One is an afternoon TV host whose own personal struggles inform shows that are laughter-and-tears-filled spectacles meant to educate and empower the average folks watching at home, and the other is Oprah.

There is, however, one thing they share: an enthusiasm for promoting novels to their audiences, who faithfully respond by sending the hosts' selections up the Amazon chart. But while Oprah's taste runs to middle- and highbrow epics and tales of personal and family drama, Beck focuses on political thrillers. Both frequently invite authors onto their shows for substantive chats, something rare in a TV universe that usually treats literacy with condescension and contempt.

Read More

    Follow Us

    From Our Partners