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Showing posts with label Michele Lee. Show all posts

Alec Baldwin Joins the 'Knots Landing' Reunion on 'Home & Family' (Video)

Alec Baldwin made a surprise appearance during the Knots Landing reunion on Thursday.
To honor the 35th anniversary of Knots Landing, stars Michele Lee (Karen), Joan Van Ark (Val), Donna Mills (Abby), Ted Shackelford (Gary) and Kevin Dobson (Mack) joined Hallmark Channel's Home & Family for a reunion special on Thursday. Alec Baldwin (Joshua) made an appearance as well. Watch clips from the episode below:

Today in Soap Opera History (June 24)

1966: Final episode of ABC's Never Too Young. 1983: Guiding
Light's Nola & Quint were married. 1987: As the World Turns'
Iva blurted out the truth about Lily. 1999: A gorilla plotted
to interrupt Cass & Lila's wedding on Another World.
"History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies."
- Alexis de Tocqueville

"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...

1946: Procter & Gamble radio soap opera Life Can Be Beautiful moved to the 3 p.m. ET timeslot on the NBC Radio network. The show had always run in the mornings previously. It would remain in this new timeslot until it went off the air in 1954.

Another World's John
& Pat were married.
1965: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) married John Randolph (Michael M. Ryan) in the Matthews living room with Reverend Carlson officiating.

1966: On The Guiding Light, Johnny Fletcher (Don Scardino) wanted to move out.

1966: ABC aired the final episode of daytime soap opera Never Too Young.   The series, written by David Robert Kanter and Ron Sproat., starred Tony Dow as Chet, Cindy Carol as Susan, David Watson as Alfy, Jaclyn Carmichael as Joy, Norman Rambo as Tim, Michael Blodgett as Tad, Pat Connolly as Barbara, Tommy Rettig as JoJo, Patrice Wymore as Rhoda, and John Lupton as Frank..  ABC replaced Never Too Young with Dark Shadows in its afternoon lineup the following Monday.

Today in Soap Opera History (June 24)


On this date in...

1946: Procter & Gamble radio soap opera LIFE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL moved to its 3 p.m. ET timeslot on the NBC Radio network. The show had always run in the mornings previously. It would remain in this new timeslot until it went off the air in 1954.

1965: On ANOTHER WORLD, Pat and John's wedding continued and they were officially married by Reverend Carlson.

1966: On THE GUIDING LIGHT, Johnny Fletcher (Don Scardino) wanted to move out.

1966: ABC aired the final episode of its daytime soap opera NEVER TOO YOUNG.

Next Week On THE TALK: Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark, Donna Mills & Jessica Collins

THE TALK featured Steve Burton on Monday to announce his upcoming role in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. The show stays soapy next week with its guest lineup.

Monday, January 14
Cooking with soap actress Jessica Collins (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)

Wednesday, January 16
Actor Ted Danson (SOMESET alum)

Thursday, January 17
Actor Rob Lowe (BROTHERS & SISTERS and THE WEST WING alum)

Friday, January 18
KNOTS LANDING 20th Anniversary reunion show with Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills

ISA4 Spotlight: FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES


Stars from TV, Broadway and The Web will come together on February 19 at ISA4: the 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards in order to celebrate and honor the very best of the rapidly-growing indie series genre. As we countdown to the big night, We Love Soaps will be spotlighting the nominated series and asking producers to tell us their favorite episode of the past year.

We kick off this special ISA4 series with comedy smash FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES, which is nominated for seven awards:

BEST WEB SERIES (COMEDY)
BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY) - Hillary B. Smith
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (COMEDY) - Diane Delano
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (COMEDY) - Robert Maffia
BEST WRITING (COMEDY) - Julie A. Smith & Donna Hurst
BEST ENSEMBLE (COMEDY)
BEST GUEST APPEARANCE (COMEDY) - Michele Lee

Showrunner Julie A. Smith chose the first episode of Season 2 as her favorite.

PBS' PIONEERS OF TELEVISION Will Feature Primetime Soaps

Emmy Award-winning radio personality, television host and producer Ryan Seacrest has signed on to narrate the third season of PIONEERS OF TELEVISION, PBS’ Emmy-nominated series that brings to life the stories of television’s most beloved stars. PIONEERS OF TELEVISION returns to PBS on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 8:00 p.m. ET and runs through February 5. The new season’s four episodes are “Funny Ladies” (January 15), “Primetime Soaps” (January 22), “Superheroes” (January 29), and “Miniseries” (February 5).

Stars featured in PIONEERS include Carol Burnett, Lynda Carter, Joan Collins, Diahann Carroll, Richard Chamberlain, Patrick Duffy, Lou Ferrigno, Tina Fey, Louis Gossett Jr., Larry Hagman, Cloris Leachman, Joan Rivers, Leslie Uggams, Rachel Ward, Adam West and Betty White, among many others.

WATCH: FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES Season 2 Premiere - Michele Lee & Bobbie Eakes Debut!

The much-anticipated Season Two premiere of FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES, starring Indie Soap Award winners Hillary B. Smith and Diane Delano, is here! In the episode titled "MOM's here!" written by Julie A. Smith and Donna Hurst, Eleanor (Michele Lee) and Janice (Bobbie Eakes) come to town to comfort Jesse (Kelsey Robinson) and share some good but unexpected news with the family.

Watch it below:

KNOTS LANDING Star Michele Lee Joins FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES Cast

Two-time Tony and Emmy nominated actress Michele Lee (Karen, KNOTS LANDING) will be joining the cast of the award-winning web comedy series FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES.

"Michele will play no-nonsense, quick-witted Eleanor," said series creator/writer Julie A. Smith. "She comes to town to lift her daughter Jesse's spirits, and share some good but unexpected news with the family."

Lee's participation in the show follows the recent announcement that ALL MY CHILDREN's Bobbie Eakes has also joined the cast, which begins production on its second season April 24th.

The series is set to return this summer.

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