RUMOR REPORT: Setside Sources Say TeleNext Talks with Guiding Light Cast About Lifetime and Oxygen!



 
Sources have revealed to Daytime Confidential that Telenext Media Corp. allegedly met with the cast of Guiding Light last Thursday morning to discuss an update on the show's future. Telenext reportedly admitted to the cast that they were in talks with both Lifetime and Oxygen and said talks were going "very well". 
 
"Guiding Light will more than likely find a new home", says the source. "Jill Lorie Hurst has been asked to write and map out stories for a complete first year on a new network. There was also a lease drawn up for studio space."
 
It seems everyone over at the Guiding Light camp is very hopeful. Sources also told yours truly that "Now is the time to hit Lifetime and Oxygen hard with email's, snail mail, phone calls, and postcards. They love Guiding Light's loyal fans." I think that says it all.
 
Keep checking back to Daytime Confidential for more updates on the developing story.

 


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I haven't been a viewer in a while but this makes me very happy for the loyal fans. I have my fingers crossed for you all.

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2 things stand out to me in terms of good news:

1) Jill Lorie Hurst (NOT DK) has been asked to map out the story for a year.

and

2) Lease for Studio Space.

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Thanks for the info, Mel. This sounds so promising.

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Please let this be true. Please!!!!!

Time to start campaigning ladies and gentleman. lets hit them hard!!!!!

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As happy as I am that GL will most likely find a new home, it's about time that they leased a REAL studio.

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Miracles do happen! This is good news, I'll get my postcards ready! Thanks for the update.

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Oh please tell me this is true. This is great news! Thanks for keeping us posted on the updates.

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Thank you so much Melodie for the update!!

Jill Lorie Hurst is a genius and I am continually amazed by her creative talents so I do hope it's true about her mapping out the stories!

I couldn't agree more that now is the time to bombard Lifetime and Oxygen to show them just how loyal Guiding Light fans are! I really hope they see the fan video because I think that says it all!

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GL is a fantastic show and any network will be getting a gem to pick it up. It also comes with a ton of loyal viewers. I am a new viewer since November but I am committed to the Light now that I've seen what an excellent show it is.

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I have a feeling GL is about to make history. The producers, writers, cast, and crew deserve our full support. I'm sure they have had a rough month with the cancellation and I feel for every one of them.

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Thanks for the info. This sounds very encouraging and I do hope that GL finds a new home on Lifetime or Oxygen.

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Thanks for the update. Things sound hopeful. And the best news is that Jill Lorie Hurst is the one being asked to do the writing. Nothing could show a great start more than that.

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Hope this is true! Guiding Light still has a lot of life left in her! The producer, the writers, the cast and crew have been doing an outstanding job! They have some awesome story lines going on and deserve all the support we can give them!

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I think lifetime would be the logical choice considering in most homes oxygen is a pay per view channel.Jamey do u think guiding light will have to stay in the same filming format.I guess atwts will go there too.

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Great news! I will follow Guiding Light anywhere! Keep the light shining!

Coopie

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Not only would this be great news for GL, but it would also be great news for the genre!

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Mel, thank you so much for keeping us updated.

I'll definitely continue to make Lifetime and Oxygen aware of my support.

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Best news I have heard all day, and it does give me some hope. I believe Lifetime would be the better fit for the Light, and I am so relieved that its Hurst who was asked to write up something for the show and not anyone else. The show has so much life in it left, so if anyone can provide some contact info for Lifetime (especially) or Oxygen it would be appreciated!

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Can someone point me to the email addresses for the appropriate people at Oxygen and Lifetime?

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Lifetime is a great fit for GL and the representation of what women suppose to be written as smart, strong, good head on their shoulders instead of Frons misogynistic tones on ABC soaps. I think that if this deal comes through, it means that soaps can be saved and be reinvented into something new and exciting and I think it is a good thing for this industry that needs a good boast in good news.

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Time to mail Lifetime! And Oxygen!

For those who want contact information for both networks go here: http://z8.invisionfree.com/otaliafans/index.php?showtopic=1428

Please feel free to write/call/email. Every little bit helps!

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Mel - you ROCK girl!! Thanks so much for the hopeful news!! All we needed was just a lil bit of hope to keep fighting strong and hard!!

Anyone wanting Lifetime and/or Oxygen snail mail addys, email addys, phone numbers can go to BPD site, mylifetime.com, Sweetestsparks, SOC - anywhere -- the info is EVERYWHERE!

Keep Fighting to Save the Light!! We CAN do this!!

Thanks for hooking up the Lifetime link Jamey!! Smile

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I really hope that Guiding Light finds a new home. Lifetime or Oxygen would be great. The show really deserves to continue. Let's Keep The Light Shining!

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This makes me so happy! I can't wait to see GL officially have a new home. LOVE this show!!

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If GL continues under more solid financial backing and JLH is the HW, then I'll continue to hope that my beloved sons of Alex will return one day, BOTH of them! Smile

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This is great news...I am so happy to hear this....I have been e-mailing, calling, and writing letters everyday since April 1 and I will not stop until my Guiding Light is saved..Keep the light shining!!!

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Mel, thank you for the rumor report update!!!

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Hallelujah!!! Please let this be true!!! DOING DANCE OF JOY AROUND THE ROOM!!! More postcards and emails going out tonight and tomorrow!1

We can make a difference, keep it up and KEEP THE LIGHT SHINING!!!

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Thank you for sharing this news, Mel. I know nothing is set in stone at this point, but to read that there is still hope for GL...it made my night.