Check Out These Pre-Summer Blind Items!





It's been awhile since I offered up some Blind Items, and with only four daytime soaps left in production, I will have to attempt to be trickier than usual. Here goes!

Youthful Essences: For a long stretch of time this sudser wasn't even receiving network notes; now it is, and the overarching sentiment is GO YOUNGER! This doesn't bode well for a recently-returned vet, who could soon be on his or her way out, along with the actress or actor he or she shares the majority of scenes with.

Backburnered as Punishment: This soap's showrunners could care less how popular a certain actor or actress is. The thesp-in-question is reportedly being backburnered as punishment for speaking out. Way to put the soap first, vengeful execs!

Paging Bobby Ewing:  The head writer(s) of this soap—which finds itself once again amid backstage turmoil—pitched a storyline that would basically say the last year's worth of story was all a dream. Yeah, because fans loved it so much when Dallas did that! 
 

Making It Up Along The Way: This scribe hasn't written a long story in years. He or she makes arcs up week to week!

I Hate You, But I Have to Pretend I Love You: Fans wondering why their favorite couples have been separated for lengthy arcs on this soap would be shocked to know that the actors who play the characters simply cannot stand one another. Sure, there's been feuds and gripes before, but the bickering has reached the point of no return. One half of one supercouple has even begun lobbying for the return to the soap of a former screen partner, whom he or she also created soap magic with.

Jealous, Much?: This soap lead, who has driven story for the better part of a decade, is seeing green over a popular newcomer.

No Gay Today: A plan for this serial to attempt another gay story—to make up for the botched last try—was nixed before it ever reached the network level.

 


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Jamey, these blind items should come with a promise that all will be revealed at a later date. Smile

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Y&R needs to dream the last five years away, not just one. Hell with the expection of the jealous lead star, all of these seem like Y&R.

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Backburnered as Punishment: Michael Muhney?

Paging Bobby Ewing: DAYS OF OUR LIVES!?

No Gay Today: GENERAL HOSPITAL or THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS!?

I hope these blind items will be revealed rather sooner than later. Smile

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"Backburnered as Punishment" is obviously Michael Muhney. The morons running Y&R have shown themselves to be inept and fools. Absolute insanity. Muhney should tell them to FU and go back to PrimeTime and features. Way to go MAB, you bitch.

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If it's Michael Muhney who's being backburnered then I'm all for it. The guy is unbelievably thin-skinned and does not take criticism well. Any actor who goes after fans the way he does on Soapcentral needs a good spanking.

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I say the first one is GH. The network suddenly cares because they are around for a little while longer.

The second one is MM from Y&R.

Not idea about the third

Fourth is totally Y&R because MAB does not write anything out in arc form.

The I love you but I hate you is EB and MTS from Y&R. The show is going through crazy lengths to keep them apart. MTS was asking fans to encourage the guy who played Bobby to cone back.

Jealous Much is Sharon Case about Melissa Eagan.

No idea about the last one. Since Days and BB have stories that leaves YR and GH so one of those two.

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Trish8148 wrote:
Y&R needs to dream the last five years away, not just one. Hell with the expection of the jealous lead star, all of these seem like Y&R.

I'd pick the action up with Katherine in the hospital. We find out she has been comatose since the accident with Marge and everything since then has been a dream. And I agree every one of those blind items feels like it could be Y&R.

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Jealous, Much?: I'm going to say Steve Burton. He has been the focus point of GH for about a decade now and since RC brought over his pets (namely John) Jason is no longer the big town hero. For the first time in many years someone was kidnapped and Jason was not the one to save the day! Plus John and Sam (Jason's wife) seem to be developing a fan-base.

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My guesses!

Youthful Essences: For a long stretch of time this sudser wasn't even receiving network notes; now it is, and the overarching sentiment is GO YOUNGER! This doesn't bode well for a recently-returned vet, who could soon be on his or her way out, along with the actress or actor he or she shares the majority of scenes with.

For some reason I thought Days of our Lives here, and John and Marlena, but I hope I'm wrong

Backburnered as Punishment: This soap's showrunners could care less how popular a certain actor or actress is. The thesp-in-question is reportedly being backburnered as punishment for speaking out. Way to put the soap first, vengeful execs!

I'm gonna agree with those who said MM from Y&R

Paging Bobby Ewing: The head writer(Drunk of this soap—which finds itself once again amid backstage turmoil—pitched a storyline that would basically say the last year's worth of story was all a dream. Yeah, because fans loved it so much when Dallas did that!

This has to be Days, isn't it the only soap that is currently going through another backstage shakeup?

Making It Up Along The Way: This scribe hasn't written a long story in years. He or she makes arcs up week to week!

I don't watch Y&R or B&B so I'm gonna go with one of those, probably Y&R

I Hate You, But I Have to Pretend I Love You: Fans wondering why their favorite couples have been separated for lengthy arcs on this soap would be shocked to know that the actors who play the characters simply cannot stand one another. Sure, there's been feuds and gripes before, but the bickering has reached the point of no return. One half of one supercouple has even begun lobbying for the return to the soap of a former screen partner, whom he or she also created soap magic with.

Have no clue about this one....

Jealous, Much?: This soap lead, who has driven story for the better part of a decade, is seeing green over a popular newcomer.

Ha, I'm totally gonna guess either MB or SB from GH, over perhaps ME and John McBain. I could be wrong, but it's kind of funny that John was the one who rescued Sam (Jason's wife) when she was kidnapped while Jason was busy babysitting Sonny and dealing with this Kate/Connie crap!

No Gay Today: A plan for this serial to attempt another gay story—to make up for the botched last try—was nixed before it ever reached the network level.

Not too sure....

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Youthful Essences - GH

Backburnered as Punishment - Y&R's Micheal Muhney (Adam).

Paging Bobby Ewing - Days of Our Lives. Although one could hope it as The Young and The Restless. But with these writers (Y&R) erasing a whole year would not make up for anything. We'd need to go back to when Victor was flapping around with Sapato and cutting out paper art.

Making It Up Along The Way - Maria Bell, Scott Hahmner or Hogan Sheffier.

I Hate You, But I Have to Pretend I Love You - Without a doubt this is Deidre Hall and Drake Hoygston. These two were rarely in scenes together for a long stretch of time. And when they are together it just seems like Diedre is "faking it." Somehow the emotions seemed forced and you can tell that she can't stand him. And they have always been the main couple that was said to have beef. And who could not blame Deidre? Having to work with sub-par talent day in and day out would make me mad too. I'm just saying.

Jealous, Much - Allison Sweeney would come to mind being jealous over the fact that Chandler Massey has upstaged her. And think about it, of the 4 remaining soaps Days is the only one with a hugely popular newcomer.

No Gay Today - The Young and The Restless. They can't tell stories featuring African Americans, Latinos, Italians, Aliens, Dogs, Cats more or less the vets. So another attempt at a Gay storyline would have been to suggests that a aharacter was in the closet because the cattle rustlin' clown mob from Australia forced him to marry a woman and have a child or else they would kill his family.

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Actually I wouldn't mind if Y&R Bobby Ewinged the show back several years. I say that Cassie survived the car crash and has been in a coma for the last several years and that she dreamed the rediculousness that has gone on. She wakes up to discover many things have changed but not in the way she dreamed them.

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laneluva wrote:
The I love you but I hate you is EB and MTS from Y&R. The show is going through crazy lengths to keep them apart. MTS was asking fans to encourage the guy who played Bobby to cone back.

Really? Didn't EB and MTS always got along fairly well? Is EB and MTS not getting along something recent? When MTS returned last year, the TV Guide interview she did, she did mention something about not wanting Nikki to be "serving tea and being Victor's slave". Interesting... Wonder if this means that Nikki and Jack will actually get married and be a couple for a while. Though it does seem that MTS seems so much alive in her scenes with PB since they started being in more scenes together the last few months.

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The First one, "Go Younger" is prob B&B. They never get notes because Brad does his thing, but it's changed drastically. So drastically I haven't watched in months. Going younger isn' t sending this 18-34 yr old back to the screen.

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1.MTS and PB-Y&R

2.MM-Y&R

3.DAYS

4.MAB-Y&R

5.DH AND ME-DAYS

6.SB AND ME-GH

7.Y&R OR GH

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Jamey, thanks for the blind items.

It's popcorn time! The drama behind our soaps is a heck of a lot more interesting than what we see on our screens. Party

SB wanted more time with his family and now he has it! Be careful what you wish for. Big smile

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I feel like I never find out the "reveal" to these blind items...

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Let me start off by saying I may be naive, but I could have sworn both Eric Braeden & Melody Thomas Scott publicly mentioned receiving the support of each other when they both were in contract purgatory in recent years. Therefore I'd have to guess Deidre Hall & Drake Hogestyn as rumors have been circulating for years that they aren't close friends (to put it charitably)

Re the gay storyline, I wanna say Y&R because the Adam/Rafe story and Phillip's return were basically considered flops and much ado about nothing, so I doubt CBS would want MAB to "attempt" to tell another one. Part of me wants to say GH too, not so much that Lucas' story was "botched" per se, it just went nowhere, but I don't recall much homophobic rage against it. However, Ron & Frank's involvement with the KISH debacle and the "gaying" of Llanview on OLTL which TPTB blamed for the ratings drop and the hate of the focus groups leads me to believe TPTB don't want to deal with the same headache on GH...

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I would love for the dream reboot to be Y&R with Maria Arena Bell, Hogan Sheffer and Scott Hammer being shown the door. Get a STRONG EP and HW to come on board and reboot this series. It would definitely take some creative soap story telling. My first thought would be to go back to 2008, post-Sabrina's death when Nikki was searching for Victor on the beach in Mexico and she collapsed calling out his name. Now that's a really long way to go back, almost four years, but I think it could benefit the show.

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Do u think any show would greenlit the past year being a dream. I think that would be epic fail. I hope its not Days. I like Will's story and I dont want bthis to make him straight again.

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On the dream item,I,too,hope it is not Days.To have an exceptional story like Will's just wiped out would turn me off.To bad it can't be B&B,and we could just wipe Liam/Steffy/Hope out of our numb minds.Y&R would be ok also.

To me it seems that to wipe out a whole year on any show would just be stupid,and not please anyone.

As for the other items,I'm not good at this type of thing.And also don't remember half of them by the time they come out.

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Well Im hoping that it was pitched but the show said NO. whatever show it is. Plus with Renee leaving Days and Christie Clark filming some of Tomlin's scripts her final week, I dont see it being days

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Blind items are like tits on a boar hog -- useless.

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marknsprmo wrote:
Actually I wouldn't mind if Y&R Bobby Ewinged the show back several years. I say that Cassie survived the car crash and has been in a coma for the last several years and that she dreamed the rediculousness that has gone on. She wakes up to discover many things have changed but not in the way she dreamed them.

I might go back to watching Y&R, if this could happen.

Muhney immediately came to mind as the back burner-ed actor in retribution for his tactless Tweets.

I basically saw Y&R in all of these blind items but I have to agree with the poster who mentioned GH with one actor being jealous of a new star. There's definitely tension among fans, why not the actors? I know everyone is presenting a united front of bliss but there are probably some actors who are silently seething.

And I read an article a few days ago where Melody Thomas Scott mentioned how she'd love to see John Enos (Bobby Marsino) brought back to Y&R and I remembered what great chemistry they had last go around. She might be tired of her character Nikki being a Fool for Love where Ole Victor is concerned.

And I definitely think Y&R fits the last blind item. They just stink at writing quality storylines for marginalized people. And Rafe was basically on the outskirts after being toyed with by Adam. I thought Adam would've been made at least bi-sexual but the whole issue was just dropped-- a missed opportunity to create a complex character.

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Love the blind items, Jamey!

First one, I'll say B&B!

Third one, I hope it isn't Days!!

Sixth one, I'll say Maurice Bernard or Steve Burton of GH, they both of them been driving the show for over a decade, and now that Michael Easton is on, and even after all these years, still has chemistry with Kelly Monaco, one or both may feel threatened. Plus Steve has said he would like to spend more time with his family anyway!!

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Jamey just tweeted the pitched story that the past year was a dream, is not happening

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I think they are mostly about GH. Then again, it's the only soap I watch, besides an occasional ep DOOL but they really don't count. So...Youthful Essence, me thinks Finola and Tony Geary. Have no idea who is being punished..Paging Bobby Ewing, it doesn't count cause it's gone but ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Sad I wish it were all a dream and they'd bring it back...I hate you, that sounds to me like Kelly Monaco and Steve Burton, I remember a long long time ago there being something said about not liking each other? I'm not a fan of hers so I don't like her anyways, but the one she created magic with, Michael Easton as Caleb. Jealous much? THAT so sounds like Maurice Benard, he's been front and center the whole time he's been on and I'm so over him, but I could totally see him being the one, jealous over Michael Easton, who is easy on the eyes. <3 No gay today, I'm with you guys, either Y&R or GH.

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Youthful Essences: I'm gonna say either B&B or Days; I've just gotten into B&B and I'm interested in it because of the young characters, the same with Days, I mean I know the history of the older characters, I just don't care about them right now because they aren't doing anything interesting!!!

Backburnered as Punishment: Michael Muhney of course for Y&R

Paging Bobby Ewing: First I thought GH, but then I thought Ron and Frank would never do that; they've never had trouble working with what they've been given; I could say Days, because a lot of stories they've done in the past year have had a lot of people upset; just a few examples: EJ isn't a DiMera, Daniel is Maggie's son, Fake Rafe (I know some people didn't like the story, but I enjoyed it)

Make it up Along the Way: No doubt Y&R

I Hate U, But Pretend to Love U: I've heard this quite a few times so I'm gonna says Days' Deidre Hall and Drake H; however it could also be Melissa Reeves and Matt Ashford (we barely see them together)

Jealous Much: I'm ashamed to say, it may be GH, Steve Burton and/or Maurice Benard over Michael Easton; but I could also say Y&R Eric Braeden over Michael Muhney, hence the punishment, keep the MUSTACHE happy!!!

No Gay Today: It is nobody but Y&R; after the Adam Newman debacle and Phillip Chancellor, III fiasco, they wouldn't touch that with a ten foot poll!!!! However, this cold also be ABC with GH seeing that they forced OLTL to write KISH out due to low ratings; thought I don't believe that!!!

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Once again...The Paging Bobby Ewing pitched has been scrapped.

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EJ isn't a DiMera? I used to watch regularly a long time ago, so I know of EJ but I missed that. So who does he belong to?

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Thanks guys-glad to hear re-writes have been scrapped.Really,on any soap it would be extremely difficult to forget a whole year.Also,on soaps it is just as easy to disregard what happened before or re-write specific stories rather than a whole year.