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Today in Soap Opera History (September 24)

1951: Love of Life premiered on CBS.

1979: As the World Turns' Doug and Annie declared their love.

1981: General Hospital's Alan proposed to Susan.

1986: Another World's Mitch met his son, Matthew."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1951: Daytime soap opera Love of Life, created by Roy Winsor, premiered on CBS, three weeks after Search for Tomorrow debuted on the network. Both shows started as 15-minute serials but Love of Life would expand to 30 minutes in 1958, and remain a half hour until its final episode on February
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Kristin Chenoweth to Headline Hallmark Channel's 2019 Countdown to Christmas (Exclusive)

Hallmark Channel’s annual "Countdown to Christmas" will include a record 40 original movies this year, and The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusive details about a dozen of 2019’s installments.

Kristin Chenoweth headlines the marquee film of 2019, Hallmark Hall of Fame’s A Christmas Love Story, alongside Scott Wolf, Kevin Quinn and Keith Robinson. Directed by Eric Close, the film stars Chenoweth as a New York City youth choir director, Katherine, who must write the title song for the Christmas Eve show but finds herself distracted when a gifted boy (Quinn) joins her choir — unbeknownst to his ...
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 24)

1982: Days of our Lives' Salem Strangler "killed" Marlena.

1999: Pop group 98 Degrees sang on As the World Turns.

1999: The final episode of Melrose Place aired on Fox.

2005: Cassie Newman died on The Young and the Restless."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1966: "Mame" opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater. The show featured Frankie Michaels, the youngest Tony winner ever, who had been playing Tom Hughes on As the World Turns the previous two years. Michaels, who had just turned 11 when the show closed,
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‘Nashville’ Begins Road To Broadway: Lionsgate Announces Stage Musical

Broadway producer Scott Delman has acquired live theatrical rights to Nashville, the country music-themed series that spanned six seasons on ABC, Cmt and Hulu, and will team with Lionsgate to develop a musical adaptation with an all-new score.

Delman, president of Blue Spruce Productions and a producer or co-producer of Book of Mormon, Hello, Dolly!, Fun Home, Mean Girls, among many others, will serve as lead producer of the planned Nashville musical. He acquired the theatrical rights from Lionsgate and ABC Studios, co-producers and distributors of the TV series.

The announcement was made today by Lionsgate and Delman. Additional details including production dates and creative team will be announced later.

Though various Lionsgate films and series have been adapted for concert-style stage productions, the Nashville project would mark
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Today in Soap Opera History (September 24)

1951: Love of Life premiered on CBS.

1979: As the World Turns' Doug and Annie declared their love.

1981: General Hospital's Alan proposed to Susan.

1986: Another World's Mitch met his son, Matthew."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1951: Daytime soap opera Love of Life, created by Roy Winsor, premiered on CBS, three weeks after Search for Tomorrow debuted on the network. Both shows started as 15-minute serials but Love of Life would expand to 30 minutes in 1958, and remain a half hour until its final episode on February 1, 1980. None of the original actors stayed from beginning to end but director Larry Auerbach did.
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Nashville Ep, Stars Take Us Inside That Unexpected Series Finale Ending

Nashville Ep, Stars Take Us Inside That Unexpected Series Finale Ending
Well yeehaw, the gang’s all here!

On Thursday, Nashville ended its series finale with a fourth-wall-breaking bit that brought back most of the actors who’d appeared on the show over the past six seasons — including Connie Britton, who left the drama when Rayna died in Season 5.

After Deacon brought out Gideon to join him onstage at Ryman Auditorium, they began to play “A Life That’s Good.” Slowly, they were joined by Daphne, Maddie and Scarlett, then Avery, Will and Juliette. The scene moved from fiction to reality as Britton stepped out to stand next to Charles Esten,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 24)

1982: Days of our Lives' Salem Strangler "killed" Marlena.

1999: Pop group 98 Degrees sang on As the World Turns.

1999: The final episode of Melrose Place aired on Fox.

2005: Cassie Newman died on The Young and the Restless."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1966: "Mame" opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater. The show featured Frankie Michaels, the youngest Tony winner ever, who had been
See full article at We Love Soaps »

Pure Flix/Quality Flix screens four features for buyers, including 'Samson' with Billy Zane (exclusive)

Pure Flix/Quality Flix screens four features for buyers, including 'Samson' with Billy Zane (exclusive)
Louisa May Alcott adaptation ‘Little Women’ is another of the titles offered to buyers.

Pure Flix/Quality Flix is screening four new features in Cannes to offer to buyers – works-in-progress Little Women and Indivisible, along with recent Us releases God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness, and Samson.

Indivisible screens in the market on May 14, and recounts the story of a Us Army chaplain whose faith is tested when he returns home from combat. Madeline Carroll, Sarah Drew, Jason George, Skye P. Marshall and Eric Close star.

Little Women is based on the Louisa May Alcott classic novel about
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Visual Effects Society 2018 winners: Best prediction scores by our Experts, Editors and Users

Visual Effects Society 2018 winners: Best prediction scores by our Experts, Editors and Users
Congratulations to our Users Alexander Kaveh Kouhi, Nathan Labonta, Eric Close and myself for a perfect 100% score when predicting the 2018 Visual Effects Society winners on Tuesday. This quartet is actually tied with 312 others with that percentage but has the better point score of 3,900 by using the 500 super bets wisely.

Almost 700 people worldwide predicted these Ves winners in three film and two television categories. The awards ceremony was held on February 13 in Beverly Hills and was hosted by Patton Oswalt. Our top scorers had the correct movie picks of “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Dunkirk” and “Coco” plus TV predictions of “Game of Thrones” and “Black Sails.”

SEE2018 Visual Effects Society Awards: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ wins on way to Oscars

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions.
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2018 Grammy winners reactions: Forum posters say ‘I’m never watching the Grammys again’ after Bruno Mars sweep

2018 Grammy winners reactions: Forum posters say ‘I’m never watching the Grammys again’ after Bruno Mars sweep
Our forum posters are brutally honest. That was evidenced on the 60th anniversary of the Grammy Awards: our outspoken regulars were ready to dish out some generous praise, but also some harsh truths. Posts spanned the emotional gamut from one saying “I’ll never watch the Grammys again” in response to Bruno Mars‘s shocking sweep to proclaiming that Best New Artist winner Alessia Cara “slays.”

Take a look below for some of the best praise and shade from our forums. Read more and have your say here. And make sure to check out the complete list of winners in over 80 categories.

Album Of The Year: “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars

Eric Close: I’m never watching the Grammys again.

Lovc: Lorde deserves better!

OscarsSoWrong: I like Bruno, but this is undeserved.

Rinolo Twenty-two: It’s a good album, don’t be haters.

Record Of The Year: “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars

JGibson: I mean,
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Nashville: Would You Watch Season Five of the Cancelled ABC Series Elsewhere?

Recently, ABC cancelled their beloved Wednesday night TV show, Nashville. While there won't be a fifth season on the alphabet network, the series may not be over yet.

The Nashville TV show follows the lives and careers of country music superstars Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) and Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton). The rest of the cast includes Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Eric Close, Jonathan Jackson, Chris Carmack, Lennon Stella, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Will Chase, and Oliver Hudson.

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Nashville: Cancel or Renew for Season Five?

A couple months ago, we reported that the head of ABC expected Nashville to be renewed for a fifth season. However, there's been a big change at the network so now there's a distinct possibility that Nashville may be cancelled instead. Is it time?

The Nashville TV show continues to follow the lives and careers of country music superstars Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) and Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton). The rest of the cast includes Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Eric Close, Jonathan Jackson, Chris Carmack, Lennon Stella, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Will Chase, and Oliver Hudson.

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Debra Mooney Joins ‘The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez’; ‘Miranda’s Rights’ Adds Ruffin Prentiss

Everwood alumna Debra Mooney has been cast opposite Eric Close and Gina Torres in ABC's drama pilot The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez. Written by Cuban-American playwright Charise Castro Smith, The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez is described as a sexy revenge drama with a supernatural twist. It centers on Eva Sofia Valdez (Torres), a Cuban immigrant who rose from rags to riches and is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. But her success is fueled by…
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Melora Hardin Joins ‘The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez’; Amanda Warren In ‘Recon’

Melora Hardin (Transparent, The Office) is set for a lead role opposite Eric Close and Gina Torres in ABC's drama pilot The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez. Written by Cuban-American playwright Charise Castro Smith, The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez is described as a sexy revenge drama with a supernatural twist. It centers on Eva Sofia Valdez (Torres), a Cuban immigrant who rose from rags to riches and is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. But her…
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Eric Close To Play A Lead In ABC Pilot ‘The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez’

Nashville alum Eric Close is set as the male lead opposite Gina Torres in ABC’s drama pilot The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez. Written by Cuban-American playwright Charise Castro Smith, The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez is described as a sexy revenge drama with a supernatural twist. It centers on Eva Sofia Valdez (Torres), a Cuban immigrant who rose from rags to riches and is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. But her success is fueled by an…
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New Nashville Season 4,Episode 7 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By ABC

Recently, ABC released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Nashville" episode 7 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "Can't Get Used to Losing You," and it turns out that we're going to see some very drama-filled stuff go down as Deacon's new business venture has Rayna in a worried state. Luke puts his integrity in jeopardy, and more! In the new,7th episode press release: Rayna Worries About Deacon's Latest Business Venture, And Luke Risks His Integrity And His Relationship With Colt, On ABC's "Nashville." Press release number 2: Rayna's concerns about Deacon's business venture with an old friend from AA, Frankie (Mark Collie), is going to threaten to drive a wedge between the lovebirds. Luke's personal integrity and his relationship with Colt is going to be on the line in the wake of recent events. Guest stars feature: David Alford as Bucky Dawes, Keann Johnson as Colt Wheeler,
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New Nashville Season 4,Episode 3 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By ABC

Recently, ABC served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Nashville" episode 3 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye," and it turns out that we're going to see some very dramatic and interesting stuff go down as Avery finally files for divorce from crazy Juliette. Scarlett has a very tough choice to make, and more! In the new, 3rd episode press release: Scarlett Is Forced To Make A Life-changing Decision For Her Mother, Beverly, While Avery Finds Himself Making A Decision That Will Change His Family's Life Forever, On ABC's "Nashville." Press release number 2: A second aneurysm will leave Beverly brain dead and Deacon consumed with guilt while Scarlett is forced to decide whether or not to keep Beverly on life support. In the meantime, Juliette is going to continue a destructive pattern of erratic behavior, pushing Avery to make the
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Nashville: Season Four Ratings

The ratings for Nashville were down once again last season and they weren't very good. With this season, ABC will have enough episodes for a good-sized syndication package. So, will this year be the end? Will this drama be cancelled or will it be renewed for a fifth season? Stay tuned.

The Nashville TV show continues to follow the lives and careers of country music superstars Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) and Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton). The rest of the cast includes Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Eric Close, Jonathan Jackson, Chris Carmack, Lennon Stella, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Will Chase, and Oliver Hudson.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Good Wife, Castle, NCIS, Bones, Nashville, Vampire Diaries, Suits, Sleepy Hollow and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Good Wife, Castle, NCIS, Bones, Nashville, Vampire Diaries, Suits, Sleepy Hollow and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: How much Grace will we see on Good Wife now that Makenzie Vega isn’t a regular? —Joyce

Ausiello: Quite a bit, actually. “You’re going to see exactly as much of Grace as you would any other season,” insists exec producer Michelle King. “She will be as involved in Alicia’s life as any teenager of her age would be.” Fellow Ep Robert King adds that Grace may even be more of a fixture this season
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New Nashville Season 4,Premiere Episode 1 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By ABC

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Recently, ABC served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Nashville" premiere episode 1 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "Can't Let," and it turns out that we're going to see some very dramatic and interesting stuff go down as some chilling effects result from Deacon's liver transplant. Steven Tyler makes an appearance, and more! In the new, 1st episode press release: Steven Tyler Guest Stars As Himself In Fourth Season Premiere Of "Nashville." Press release number 2: Steven Tyler guest stars as himself to sing a duet of "Crazy" with Juliette Barnes. With Juliette's starring role in the Patsy Cline bio-pic, she will be at an all-time career high, but is hitting a personal low. In the meantime ,Avery, separated from Juliette, is going to tend to baby Cadence at his parents' home in Texas. Rayna, along with her family and friends, are going to grapple with the
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