Tue, 31 January 2012
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels discuss One Life to Live’s final week and episode finale. From their favorite moments, to the prison break and the show’s shocking cliffhanger, the DC gang discusses it all.
They then dive into ABC daytime, post One Life to Live, including OLTL stars joining General Hospital. ABC hoped it would find ratings success with The Revolution, but the new show’s ratings have tanked. Do daytime viewer’s want to be told how to live their lives?
Wed, 25 January 2012
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast One Life to Live viewers share their favorite memories of Llanview and its residents from its forty-three years on air. Listen as fellow OLTL fans react to OLTL’s cliffhanger finale and weigh in on everything from Viki (Erika Slezak) and Clint (Jerry verDorn) to the revelation Victor (Trevor St. John) is alive.
Sun, 15 January 2012
DC #660: DC EXCLUSIVE: Ron Carlivati on Wrapping One Life to Live and Checking Into General Hospital
He gave up a career as a lawyer to pursue his true passion for writing soap operas. Now, some 15 years after first joining One Life to Live as a writer's assistant, the soap's last head writer Ron Carlivati joins Daytime Confidential's Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels to dish having completed the daunting task of wrapping the iconic sudser up on ABC Daytime.
Hear from Carlivati himself on his thoughts about how the 43-year-old sudser came to a close. Would he have done things differently had he known OLTL wouldn't be moving online immediately following the ABC finale? Carlivati shares how it felt to be able to bring back such popular veterans as Jessica Tuck (Megan), Roscoe Born (Mitch), Fiona Hutchison (Gabrielle), Susan Batten (Luna), Ty Treadway (Troy), and more during the soap's Between Heaven and Hell arc during its final week.
He also clears up all those rumors surrounding the exits of Robin Strasser (Dorian) and Trevor St. John (Victor), the latter of whom made a surprise appearance in the series finale. Tune in to hear how Carlivati planned to bring Dorian Lord back in a story that would have had President Barack Obama watching his back!
Is Carlivati satisfied with the way things ended for such Llanview lovers as Clint and Viki (Jerry VerDorn and Erika Slezak), John and Natalie (Michael Easton and Melissa Archer), Todd and Blair (Roger Howarth and Kassie DePaiva), Rex and Gigi (John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath)? He also shares what it meant to be able to finally reunite Cord and Tina (John Loprieno and Andrea Evans). Then the conversation shifts to Carlivati's next gig. He and his boss Frank Valentini are now serving as head writer and executive producer respectively of ABC's last daytime soap opera General Hospital. With Howarth, DePaiva, Easton and Kristen Alderson (Starr) all following Frank and Ron to Port Charles, should fans be worried about those rumors that GH and OLTL are merging? Hear Carlivati set things straight as only he can, revealing he's been a fan of General Hospital even longer than he was of OLTL. And of General Hospital, with the almost 50-year-old, one-time supersoap fighting for its life against Katie Couric, The Chew and The Revolution, does Carlivati feel added pressure to help keep GH on the air? This is one podcast no fan of One Life to Live or General Hospital can afford to miss, that is if you want to hear the real truth from the writer's mouth!
Fri, 13 January 2012
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr joins Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick to discuss One Life to Live and General Hospital. During their visit they discuss One Life to Live’s final weeks, its final episode and the news that Roger Howarth, Kassie DePaiva, Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton are joining the cast of General Hospital.
They then dive into what is being done to save GH, which will be competing with The Chew and The Revolution for a spot on ABC’s fall lineup. Will the OLTL transplants boost ratings? Is there enough time for the return of fan favorites to have a positive impact on the show’s survival? As the segment winds down the three celebrate the return of Kirsten Storms as Maxie and debate whether-or-not Natalie should jump from Llanview to Port Charles.
Sun, 8 January 2012
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dive into all the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:
Bill Spencer continues to manipulate of Liam and Hope’s relationship on The Bold and the Beautiful. Should B&B refocus on a Katie/Bill/Steffy triangle instead of Steffy/Liam/Hope?
Will’s relationship with Marlena is a highlight of Days of Our Lives, but there are a lot of good reasons to be watching Salem’s citizens in 2012.
The DC gang is counting the days until Ron Carlivati’s episodes of General Hospital begin airing. They weigh in on Liz and Ewan, Scrubs and Michael revealing to Port Charles that Jax is still alive. We know Ted King and Michael Easton are hopping from OLTL to GH, but Jamey reveals that more OLTL stars could be on the way.
One Life to Live’s prison break had the DC crew glued to their TVs. From Lindsay and Troy to Mitch and Alison Perkins, they dive into it all. Cole reunited with Star. Mitch held Natalie captive. Alison reveals a secret to Viki and Clint. Lindsay helped save Nora. It was must see TV.
The Young and the Restless signs Darnell Williams and plans to reunite him with Debbi Morgan in Genoa City. Why is Y&R so intent on bringing on stars from low rated soaps, instead of focusing on its own characters? Was it appropriate for Harmony to refer to Phyllis as “Miss Phyllis?”
All this and much more on today’s show!