The satirical news host and Bravo exec/personality channel Carrie Bradshaw
'All My Children' alum Cameron Matheson reports on the end
Don't forget, creator Agnes Nixon will make a cameo on today's episode of "One Life to Live" and before the show's swan song on Friday, the crew will take over "The View" with more Llanview memories and reflection. Erika Slezak is set to co-host the episode, which is taping today. Plus, watch for four locals to show up on "General Hospital."
This may be Father Todd's last visit
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"Some have also asked if I'm going to be on Y&R again.... funny you should ask," Bernsen wrote. "I just shot three shows and I think they'll air the first week of February. Father Todd lives on! But honestly, might be Todd's last stand. Don't get much respect around there. Maybe it's the sad state of the Soap World, but it's in and out like a day player who has no history. Just odd and not very gratifying aside from the great actors/friends on the show – Doug [Davidson, Paul], Sean [Kanan, Deacon], Eileen [Davidson, Ashley] and others who I get to catch up with. I'd like to show them that my fans can come out and support my work so please tune in. A little bitter? Yes, and that's just being honest with you. But let's leave it at that. In the end, blessed to have the work and always a great day when I spend most of it with my mom [Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor]."
Bernsen was in better spirits just yesterday, after learning his primetime show "Psych" was picked up for another season on USA. "Sometimes it's scary how great things can be," Bernsen posted. Too bad the sentiment didn't last.
Plus, the talker's premiere week preview
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"So many of my friends are huge fans and they're like, 'Dude, you've got to be kidding me?'" Pennington admitted to MSN TV. "I know it's hard to believe it's happening, but that's out of our hands. That's not our decision. All I can say is, 'We're not replacing anything. We're offering something different.'
"We’re all going through a change because of it," he added, referencing the cancellation of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." "'Extreme' is a huge loss for me. It's hard to believe the word 'over.' Please understand that I know what that feels like, but I'm hoping I can take the experiences from that and truly, in an honest way, be able to help other people go through a positive change in their lives. Not only the story you're seeing on the TV, but also the one at home. That's what inspires me the most. People can start making changes in their own life because of what they're seeing on our show. That's huge."
Roth, who has a few daytime insiders to answer to, also understands the fan fury. "If someone took something from me that was that near and dear, I'd be upset too," he said. "My mom's a soap fan. My mother-in-law watched the same soap for 30-some years. Martha Byrne (ex-Lily, "As the World Turns") is a close friend. Alison Sweeney (Sami, "Days of our Lives"; "Biggest Loser") is a great friend. Our kids play together. So I have a great respect for the genre and I understand. Nobody likes change. I don’t like when someone changes an item on a menu that I like, let alone a show that's been on for 40 years. I understand and I respect the opinion -- and I hope that they'll give us a chance, because if they do, they'll find they'll enjoy the show more than they thought."
"The Revolution" Premiere Preview
MSN TV already gave a rundown on what each member of "The Revolution" dream team brings to the show, not to mention the new ABC talker's regular segments. Here's what co-hosts Pennington, Tim Gunn, Harley Pasternak, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry have on the schedule for premiere week.
The show's first featured "hero" is actually a twofer. Over the week of Jan. 16 - Jan. 20, "The Revolution" will focus on the five month transformation of The Harris sisters from Long Beach, California. Cherrell and Jamilla take on their lifelong weight issues and co-dependence in their revolution, challenging themselves to create a healthier home environment and discover their individual voices.
Monday: Tim's first "Timtervention" is a viewer makeover. The Harris sisters are introduced and revealed one month into their transformations.
Tuesday: Tips to look and feel 10 lbs. lighter. Harley navigates the pitfalls of salad bars. Dr. Jen and Dr. Tiffanie tackle bloating and emotional eating in their first "Dr. Talk" segment. A Harris sisters update.
Wednesday: The co-hosts focus on breasts in "One Part Three Ways," lending their individual expertise on everything from finding the perfect bra to taking care of your breasts at every age. Ty shares his own personal revolution as he puts down roots in NYC. An update on the Harris sisters, with important tips to achieve your own revolution.
Thursday: It's time to break a sweat with the co-hosts as they all take to the treadmill - what will Tim wear to work out? Personal finance expert Michelle reveals how to "Sweat Your Debt." The Harris sisters take the most difficult step in their journey.
Friday: Tim learns to drive. Carla Hall from "The Chew" stops by to share southern recipes. The Harris sisters are revealed at the end of their five month journey.
"The Revolution" premieres Monday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Kassie DePaiva, Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson find new homes
With only three more episodes of "One Life to Live" set to air on ABC, former exec producer Frank Valentini has come in to save the future of four Llanview players. Kassie DePaiva, Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson will bring their “One Life to Live” characters to Valentini's new show, “General Hospital."
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“We have a very exciting story planned for the citizens of Port Charles, with Sonny Corinthos at the center of it,” said Valentini. "I am confident viewers and fans alike will be excited for the arrival of John (Easton), Starr (Alderson), Blair (DePaiva) and Todd (Howarth). Incorporating characters from ‘One Life to Live’ continue the legacy of the show as we weave them into ‘General Hospital.’”
The quartet clocks into their new Los Angeles digs in late January 2012.
UPDATE: The Actors Speak Out
Now that the news has broken, the incoming actors can talk, and Alderson and DePaiva are clearly excited.
"Yay! Everyone can know now! Pinch me. Starr Manning is moving to Port Charles! So excited to work with the cast of #GeneralHospital," tweeted Alderson.
"Wow... I can't believe it is official," DePaiva posted on Facebook. "Just when I thought Blair had to hang her hat up for good she is pulling out a suitcase and heading west. I'm thrilled to be joining Roger, Kristen, and Michael in Port Charles were all the big boys and girls play. They have an awesome cast and I can't wait to work with them. Someone needs to warn Carly about the windows!!! LOL... I'm so happy a little piece of the fabulous OLTL will live on at GH. Thank you Ron and Frank!!!! I'm ready to Rock and Roll!!!!"
"General Hospital" airs weekdays on ABC. The "One Life to Live" finale airs Friday.
McDreamy wants to come back, as long as he can still race
Cookin' in daytime through 2014
Oprah Winfrey fave turned two-time Emmy winner Rachael Ray has scored two more years in daytime. "The Rachael Ray Show" has been picked up for the 2013-2014 season across the entire country.
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"Rachael Ray has been a solid performer in stations' lineups and has had a recent surge in ratings. We're thrilled to be taking the show through eight seasons," Joe DiSalvo, President of Sales for CBS Television Distribution, said in a statement.
The syndicated talker has already been picked up by ABC Owned Television Stations, CBS Television Station, Gannett Broadcasting, Cox Television, Meredith Broadcasting, Media General, Post-Newsweek, Hearst Television, Allbritton Communications, LIN Television Corporation, Scripps Media and more.
"The Rachael Ray Show" airs weekdays in syndication.
ABC head hedges the question
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"I don’t know whether we’re going to make a decision on that," Lee told the press on Tuesday. "We will have to make a decision at some point... I have to say, I started my life in soap operas [and] I’m a fan of 'General Hospital,' but we have not made a decision, and don’t really have a time frame for it either."
It's unclear what the net is waiting for or what he's so busy with, but fans are sure to take this delay as an opportunity to campaign, and "General Hospital" star Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) is ready to lead the charge.
"Watch General Hospital every day and send Kate to College," tweeted Grahn, adding, "Now might be the time to twitter about how much you like General Hospital and that you think Mr. Paul lee is very handsome. I know that I do."
Get active and stay tuned.
"General Hospital" airs weekdays on ABC.