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Today in Soap Opera History (May 11)

1979: Ryan's Hope's Maeve reminisced.

1984: Guiding Light's Mindy was rushed to the hospital.

1989: The original Dynasty ended its run.

1990: Dallas' J.R. was double-crossed by James."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.

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1964: On Another World, Jim (Leon Janney) questioned Pat (Susan Trustman) about her date with Tom Baxter (Nicholas Pryor).

1970: On Dark Shadows, William Loomis (John Karlen) continued to interview Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) for his book.
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 10)

1967: Dark Shadows' Carolyn wanted to check out the locked room.

1982: Gh's Laura Templeton did not want to leave Port Charles.

1985: Days of our Lives' Anna and Tony made love.

2002: Passions' Theresa confessed to Julian's murder."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.

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1950: On Irna Phillips' Today's Children, Chris knew the only way to determine whether the fingerprints on the package were
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 30)

1973: Nancy Pinkerton debuted as Dorian Lord on One Life to Live.

1978: Dallas' Pam revealed her pregnancy but later lost the baby.

1996: All My Children's Marian played a revealing tape to hurt Tad.

2001: General Hospital's Skye announced she was a Quartermaine."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.

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1968: On Dark Shadows, Jeff (Roger Davis) dozed off in a chair in the living room of the
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‘This Is Us’ would be first show to score back-to-back double Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations in 19 years

‘This Is Us’ would be first show to score back-to-back double Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations in 19 years
This Is Us” pulled off a surprise last year when both Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia made the Best Drama Actor Emmy lineup. They were just the fifth pair of co-stars this century to nab nominations. None of the other four duos accomplished it again — one pair, “True Detective”’s Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in 2014, was a one-and-done deal — so if Brown and Ventimiglia make the cut again, they’d be the first co-stars to go back-to-back in the category since 1999.

The last twosome to score multiple Best Drama Actor nominations together were “NYPD Blue” stars Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits, who went on a five-year streak from 1995 to 1999, with Franz winning three times and Smits going 0-5. Franz won his first Emmy for the cop drama in 1994 against his original partner in crime, David Caruso.

See ‘This Is Us’: Justin Hartley deserves an Emmy nomination after
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Susan Anspach Dead at 75

Susan Anspach died on April 2 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 75.

Anspach's son, Caleb Goddard, announced her death to the New York Times and said the cause was coronary failure.

Anspach was best known for her roles in 1970s films including Bob Rafaelson's Five Easy Pieces, Paul Mazursky's Blume in Love, and Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam.

Later in her career, Anspach landed recurring roles on television series. She starred in the NBC primetime soap oepra The Yellow Rose as Grace McKenzie. She also appeared in the 13-hour mini-series Space and the comedy The Slap Maxwell Story.

Raised in Queens, New York, Anspach graduated from William Cullen Bryant High School before becoming involved with musical theater. She starred in multiple Broadway and off-Broadway shows, such as “Hair” and “A View from the Bridge” with Robert Duvall, Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. Her first feature
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 2)

1951: A daytime version of Hawkins Falls premiered.

1956: As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiered

on CBS. 1971: ABC aired the final episode of Dark Shadows."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.

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1951: Hawkins Falls, a primetime dramedy in 1950 returned as 15-minute five-days-a-week daytime soap opera on NBC titled Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel, created by Roy Winsor and Doug Johnson. Its large cast of "townspeople" included Frank Dane,
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'Dallas' at 40: How the Primetime Soap Paved the Way for Peak TV

Forty years ago this week, Dallas premiered on CBS – and changed TV history forever. At a time when network television was staid and dull, this Lone Star Peyton Place came on as a totally shameless melodrama full of sex, money, bad blood, family feuds, cowboy hats and shoulder pads – the first, best and most splendidly ridiculous of the prime-time soaps. It spun the saga of the corrupt Ewing family and their Texas oil empire, as they wheeled and dealed through bedrooms and boardrooms, running from 1978 to 1991. And what a cast
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 26)

1973: Barbara looked for her husband on the first episode of

The Young and the Restless. 1982: Capitol premiered in a

primetime special. 1990: General Hospital's Casey met Robin.

1997: The City's Ally learned truth about Carla's baby."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.

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1967: On Another World, Ada (Constance Ford) mentioned having been married to “Lou”, which was probably the original name for the character of Gerald Davis,
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 23)

1973: CBS aired the final episodes of daytime soap operas

Where the Heart Is and Love is a Many Splendored Thing.

1987: The Bold and the Beautiful premiered on CBS.

2004: All My Children and One Life to Live came together for

a baby switch storyline."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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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1955: On Valiant Lady, Mickey wanted an explanation from Bonny.
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 21)

1979: Guiding Light's Jackie wanted Alan to keep her secret.

1980: J.R. Ewing was shot on the third season finale of Dallas.

2005: Amelia Heinle debuted as Victoria on Young and the Restless.

2011: Jake Spencer died on General Hospital."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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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1952: On Search for Tomorrow, Irene wanted to visit her son,
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Carissa's Corner: We Need to Talk about Our Reboot Problem

Before I launch into the main topic of this Carissa's Corner, I have a specific audience who needs to listen up.

Enough whining about the glory days of Criminal Minds with Hotch and Morgan. You guys are enough to drive a person to drink. The ship has sailed.

If you want characters to continually return and rehash old storylines, there are still soap operas on the air and they will never stop appealing to those of you who want to cry in your coffee.

There are also a plethora of comics shows airing willing to beat more dead horses than ever a horse has been seen in any comic, and hallelujah, you can watch reboots for even more miserable storylines that won't stay dead.

Speaking of reboots and revivals, we need to talk about them.

Isn't it strange that two of the most successful shows in years -- This Is
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 24)

1976: Ryan's Hope's Faith was finally rescued.

1981: Gh's Jeff accused Heather of lying about Steven Lars.

1984: Days' Eugene thought he was losing his mind.

2003: Gh's Alexis threatened Scott with a letter opener."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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...

1969: On Dark Shadows, Barnabas found Maggie sewing in the drawing room, wearing the blue 19th century dress.
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 29)

1973: The Doctors' Carolee received more bad news.

1976: Ryan's Hope's Faith taped a note to her captor's back.

1985: Santa Barbara's Carnation Killer murdered Veronica.

2008: Billy Magnussen debuted as Casey on As the World Turns."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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...

1945: Procter & Gamble bought Spic and Span for $1.9 million. It would later become one
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 8)

1975: Ryan's Hope's Pat comforted Delia with a song.

1985: Santa Barbara's Lionel fell off a train and had his ID stolen.

2008: Days of our Lives' Ej found John in Stefano's basement.

2014: Guy Wilson made his first appearance as Will on Days."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"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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1937: Clara, Lu & Em actress Isobel Carothers died suddenly at age 37. Clara, Lu, and Em was radio's first network daytime soap opera, beginning June 16, 1930 over Wgn-Am Chicago, Illinois. It moved to the Blue Network in 1931 and later NBC.

The show began as a Northwestern University sorority sketch by Louise
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 17)

1975: Frank told Delia he was leaving her on Ryan's Hope.

1993: A new Blair debuted on One Life to Live.

2007: The paternity of Victoria's baby was revealed on Y&R.

2007: General Hospital's Georgie was murdered."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"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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1957: On The Edge of Night, Virginia Dalton (Cathleen Cordell) interrupted her husband Peter's (Stephen Elliot) call with the governor, insisting he fire Sybil Gordon (Priscilla Gillette). She later became furious when Peter ignored her warnings about associating with Bruce Thompson's people.

1968: On Dark Shadows, David (David Henesy) felt guilty for causing Roger's "accident."

1975: On Ryan's Hope,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 13)

1954: Radio soap The Road of Life made its TV debut.

1979: General Hospital's Monica gave birth to Aj. 1991: All

My Children's Adam and Erica married for the second time.

2010: One Life to Live's Natalie accepted John's proposal."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"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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1954: Procter & Gamble's popular radio soap opera The Road of Life, created by Irna Phillips in 1937, made its television debut on CBS in the 1:15-1:30 p.m. Et time slot.

Because many CBS affiliates chose to run local news and talk shows during this time, the program never achieved the popularity
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 9)

1960: Coronation Street premiered. 1981: Gh's Bobbie

admitted to Noah that she was once a prostitute. 2005: Y&R's

Michael and Lauren were married. 2008: B&B's Steffy

grieved over her dead twin sister."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"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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1949: On The Guiding Light, Bert Miller (Ann Shepherd) married Bill Bauer (Lyle Sudrow).

1957: On The Edge of Night, Peter Dalton (Stephen Elliot) blasted Da Bruce Thompson (Brett Morrison) during his television speech for having an affair with Ruth Sherman. He also used what Ed (Les Damon) had said to make it look as if Thompson's own staff members had lost faith in him.
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Superman: The Movie – 2 Film Collection

I guess there are plenty of adults now too young to remember when Christopher Reeve made his debut as The Man of Steel. It was a massive hit across the full spectrum of moviegoers. Warners is taking good care of everyone’s favorite undocumented visitor from Planet Krypton, and has assembled two separate cuts of his big-screen premiere.

Superman: The Movie

Blu-ray

2-Film Collection

Warner Bros.

1978 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 188 min. Extended Cut + 151 min. Special Edition orig. 143 min. / Street Date October 10, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Margot Kidder, Jack O’Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Terence Stamp, Phyllis Thaxter, Susannah York, Jeff East, Marc McClure, Sarah Douglas, Harry Andrews, Diane Sherry, Randy Jurgensen, Larry Hagman, John Ratzenberger, Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill.

Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth

Film Editors: Stuart Baird, Michael Ellis

Production Design: John Barry

Assistant Director: Vincent Winter
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Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman Co-Star Richard Anderson Dead at 91

Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman Co-Star Richard Anderson Dead at 91
Richard Anderson, best known for co-starring in the 1970s action shows The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, has died at the age of 91.

Our sister site Deadline reports that Anderson passed away Thursday; no cause of death has been released. Anderson starred alongside Lee Majors as Steve Austin’s boss and handler Oscar Goldman on ABC’s Six Million Dollar Man, starting with the show’s second episode, and reprised the role on the 1976-78 spinoff The Bionic Woman, opposite Lindsay Wagner. He played Oscar Goldman again in a series of Six Million/Bionic Woman reunion movies,
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Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Tell the Weird, Wild Story Behind ‘Comrade Detective’

Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Tell the Weird, Wild Story Behind ‘Comrade Detective’
Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt like to make “odd things” together.

“We’ve done lots of odd things just by following various creative whims for our own amusement. [They’re] not for audiences though; just in our spare time, for fun,” Gordon-Levitt said in an interview with IndieWire.

Tatum, sitting next to him, chuckled and nodded his head.

“I have a secret over Joe that he has to forever do the dumb things that I ask him to come and do,” Tatum said.

Fans can see one of Tatum and Gordon-Levitt’s odd, creative projects right now — “Comrade Detective,” executive produced by Tatum and featuring his voice work, alongside Gordon-Levitt, hit Amazon on Friday, August 4 — but it’s certainly not dumb.

Their latest collaboration is so clever, in fact, you need to unpack its backstory to unlock all the peculiar charms.

Read More:‘Comrade Detective’ Review: Channing Tatum’s New Cop Drama
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