Guilding Light Will End Its Run on CBS

guiding_light_04x3After 72 years, “Guiding Light” is no longer be in production. TeleNext Media’s Brian T. Cahill, senior vice president and managing director, has released a statement regarding the future of the show:

“When GUIDING LIGHT was cancelled by CBS in April, we promised our fans we would do everything we could to find a new home for the show. In the ensuing months, we have engaged in serious discussions with many networks, leaving no stone unturned in our effort to place the show elsewhere. Unfortunately, despite the urgent and dedicated efforts of many people, we have not been able to secure an outlet to carry the show moving forward. We are extremely disappointed with this outcome, but we are confident we have exhausted every possible option. While it’s hard to imagine GUIDING LIGHT coming to an end, we’re so very proud of the amazing feat the show has accomplished with an unprecedented 72 years on radio and television. The show has made an indelible mark on broadcast history that likely will never be repeated. We’d like to thank all the members of the cast and crew who have brought Springfield to life for the past seven decades. The good news is we have some powerful stories planned during the show’s remaining months that will celebrate the show’s rich history. We continue to appreciate our fans around the world and are grateful for their unwavering support of the show. We hope our viewers will continue to tune in to be entertained and touched by the drama, the love and the family that is GUIDING LIGHT.”

ABC Daytime and SOAPnet Hosts free Divas of Daytime Performances and Soap Actors Appearances Hosted By General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson Before Sara Evans Concerts

Kirsten Storms signs autographs at a Soap Nation Tour Stop. Photo: ABC

Kirsten Storms signs autographs at a Soap Nation Tour Stop. Photo: ABC

The ABC Daytime and SOAPnet Soap Nation Tour continues in Georgia and Texas with free events to be held before multi-platinum, country music superstar Sara Evans’ tour dates. Actors from all three ABC soaps, “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital,” will participate at on-site events in the afternoon leading up to the Sara Evans concerts at night. The tours will take place on August 8 at Noon in Mableton, Georgia at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheater, and on August 22 at Noon in Fort Worth, Texas at Billy Bob’s Texas. Soap Nation is an ongoing initiative to bring ABC Daytime and SOAPnet stars to more fans in more cities more often.

“General Hospital’s” Bradford Anderson will host both events. The ABC Daytime talent confirmed to attend the Mableton pre-concert events include Melissa Claire Egan and Darnell Williams from “All My Children”; Bree Williamson from “One Life to Live”; and Brandon Barash and Kirsten Storms from “General Hospital.” Appearing at the Ft. Worth event are Bobbie Eakes, Jamie Luner and Chrishell Stause from “All My Children,” and Kassie DePaiva and Bree Williamson from “One Life to Live.” A special musical performance by “The Divas of Daytime,” Kassie DePaiva, Bobbie Eakes and Kathy Brier, will take place at the Ft. Worth Event.

Throughout the afternoon, the free events open to the public will include talent autograph signings, meet and greets, games, auction items and giveaways. Sara Evans ticket holders who attend will receive a special premium. Talent is subject to change. Additional ABC talent will be announced in the near future. Check www.soapnet.com for schedules and talent updates.

Additionally, The American Red Cross Blood Services will also be on site at in both Mableton, GA and Ft Worth, TX to encourage and collect blood donations. Sara Evans has lent her support as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet member since 2005. Every two seconds someone needs blood. Call the American Red Cross at 1 800 GIVE LIFE (800 448-3543) or visit http://www.givelife.org (sponsor code: soapnation) to learn more and make an appointment to donate blood.

ABC Daytime and SOAPnet are the presenting sponsor of Sara Evans’ nationwide summer tour. As part of the Soap Nation Tour, ABC Daytime will execute on-site events in key markets with soap talent, as well as maintain a presence at all Evans’ tour stops and offer affiliate promotional opportunities.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports members of the military and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit http://www.redcross.org or join the Red Cross blog at http://www.redcrosschat.org

Annually producing over 1000 hours of original programming, ABC Daytime consists of “The View,” “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital,” and consistently ranks as one of the top lineups among the key demographic of Women 18-49. In addition, “General Hospital” holds the record of 10 Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama.

SOAPnet owns the world of character-driven soapy drama, from daytime and primetime soaps, to reality shows and movies. The network features same-day episodes of popular daytime dramas including “All My Children,” “Days of our Lives,” “One Life to Live,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless”; favorite primetime series “The O.C.,” “One Tree Hill” “Gilmore Girls” and “Beverly Hills 90210″; and original programs including “Southern Belles: Louisville,” “Holidate” and “Being Erica.” Wrapped in a 24-hour environment, SOAPnet is the one destination for stories focused on real emotions and revealing truths about intriguing yet flawed characters.

A Look Ahead: Bold And The Beautiful Spoilers

Rick Hearst as Whip Jones Photo: ABC

Rick Hearst as Whip Jones Photo: ABC

Taylor asks Stephanie to be her Matron of Honor.

Bill’s questions confuse Katie.

Owen refuses to be intimidated by Whip.

Taylor and Ridge spend a family day with their children.

Stephanie and Jackie work to put their differences aside and become friends.

Ridge and Eric have a heart to heart about Brooke.

Owen plays servant to Jackie.

Steffy plots to keep Brooke away from her father.

Katie and Bill make predictions about the wedding.

Taylor and Ridge’s wedding begins.

Johnny Depp, Chris Daughtry Surpised Guests At Comic-con

Johnny Depp Photo: AP

Johnny Depp Photo: AP

Johnny Depp surprised fans at the Disney 3-D panel by joining director Tim Burton at the end of his “Alice in Wonderland” presentation. Other surprise guests throughout the 4 day event, were Chris Daughtry and Dominic Monaghan. A former LOST star, Monaghan, will be joining the cast of ABC’s highly anticipated new show, Flash Forward and showed up as a surprise guest towards the end of the panel.

Chris Daughtry, whose band Daughtry currently has the number 1 album in the country, walked around the event incognito before playing the Wrath of Khan event party at The Hard Rock Hotel later in the evening.

The final numbers aren’t out yet, but thanks to panels and autograph sessions for “Twilight:New Moon”, Heroes and Glee, the event might have set a new record for the number of girls attending. Many were camped out as early for the Wednesday night and Thursday events.

Next years Comic-Con is slated for July 22-25, 2010.


A Look Ahead: All My Children Spoilers

Ricky Paull Goldin as Jake Martin Photo: CBS

Ricky Paull Goldin as Jake Martin Photo: CBS

Jake warns Amanda that she can’t keep visiting her baby.

Annie vows to become the next Mrs. Adam Chandler.

Kendall is certain she’s the one who killed Stuart.

Zach promises to prove Kendall’s innocence.

Annie accuses Zach and Jesse of setting her up.

Caring for baby Stuart takes it’s toll on Liza.

JR’s plan to move back into the mansion is ruined by Annie.

Tad and Taylor kiss.

Emma is questioned by DA Willis.

David gets closer to Liza.