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lynn-liccardo's picture
Jun.24.2010
even before i begin comparing the cancellations of as the world turns and guiding light, doesn't the body language in the respective final cast photos speak volumes? a rhetorical question... as the world turns: Final Cast Photo. Courtesy of JPI Studios.   and guiding light:  
lynn-liccardo's picture
Jun.23.2010
when i heard that cbs was cancelling as the world turns back in december, i called a colleague and said that if the show had been our family pet, we would have long-since taken it to the vet to be put out of its misery. if the past six months are any indication, the last months of atwt are going...
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Jun.21.2010
the daytime emmys are this sunday. and according to the pre-show publicity , the soap opera component of daytime seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. the show is in las vegas (interesting choice) and according to executive producer, david mckenzie, viewers should expect " very vegas-...
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Jun.14.2010
at night. And the news is mostly good. Last year around this time, I wrote about how disappointed I was that the CW cancelled Privileged, a show ostensibly about the filthy rich, but with storytelling grounded in “in honest portrayals of the emotional complexity that drives human relationships” So...
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Jun.07.2010
over the past two years, i mentioned an essay i was writing for an academic anthology on soap opera. well, it's finally here. well, not quite here -- the book won't be offically published until december. but the survival of soap opera: transformations for a new media era is now available for pre-...
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May.31.2010
Last week, Disney announced that at the end of 2011 SOAPNet will be no more. Clearly, this is not good news for soap opera. Currently five of the seven shows on the air are rebroadcast on SOAPNet. Losing that platform will only exacerbate the falling numbers. Yeah, I know people can watch on-line....
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May.23.2010
Eventually, I will have to gird myself and write something substantive about the fast-approaching end of As the World Turns. But with absolutely nothing to anticipate between now and September 17th – I understand exactly what some posters mean when they ask, “Is it September yet?” – all I can...
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May.09.2010
and I'm certainly not suggesting that I had anything to do with it... But over the past couple of years, I've had a lot to say (here, here and here) about New York Times television critic Ginia Bellafante's snippy and condescending tone when discussing soap opera. So the headline "‘Friday...
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May.07.2010
An author writes and submits a piece, then waits for it to appear in print – it’s called lead time. At least that’s the way it used to be. Media in the digital age has greatly reduced lead time for print magazines; and blogs allow for immediate editing and correction. Then there are books, in...
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May.05.2010
I know I haven’t written anything of substance since As the World Turn’s cancellation was announced last December. And it’s not denial; denial is different from avoidance. And I have had a lot on my plate. But I just had to share this. Longterm ATWT fans have been clamoring for the Hughes family...