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Zimmer's Life Between the Covers

Currently, Kim Zimmer  is 'One Life to Live''s  conniving Echo DiSavoy, but for decades she tore through daytime TV as the slut of Springfield, Reva Shayne, on 'Guiding Light.' Now, she's ready to tell us all about her journey. A four-time Emmy-winning soap queen, Zimmer has written her memoir  and it's coming out this summer. You can pre-order 'I'm Just Sayin': Three Deaths, Seven Husbands and a Clone! My Life as a Daytime Diva' online at Amazon right now ... or wait for it to hit the shelves. I'm sure you'll be able to get a copy signed because La Zimmer will be hawking the book at in-person appearances because she's a smart cookie and that's how to move product! Seriously, this should be a terrific read because Zimmer's a great talker with anecdotes to spare. She's a no-nonsense interview and I expect her book will be just as entertaining. Officially, it'll be available Aug. 2. //

Guiding Light Alum Robert Newman Goes Primetime On Criminal Minds

One of Criminal Minds' dirtiest crimes yet is getting a good sudsing. Former Guiding Light icon Robert Newman — who played Josh to Kim Zimmer's Reva — guest stars Wednesday (9/8c, CBS) as a small-town Indiana sheriff who butts heads with the BAU team over the murder of three women and the abduction of a fourth. "The victims are all strippers who vanish after work — it turns out they've been raped, killed and dumped in cornfields," reports Newman, hinting that his character — a hardnosed ex-Marine who still sports a buzz cut — "reveals some pretty surprising twists and turns." Especially when Hotch (Thomas Gibson) confronts the guy about a leak: Evidence suggests that someone in the sheriff's office is in league with the killers. To Read More Click Here.

Tina Sloan Says Goodbye to Guiding Light

After 72 years on radio and television, Guiding Light is going dim. Veteran cast member Tina Sloan sympathizes with viewers she expects to be devastated by the show's airing of its final episode Friday. But she thinks fans will share her thrill about how the show told its final stories. "I think the fans are going to be ecstatic," Sloan tells Sloan uses the same word to describe her feelings about the marriage of her character, Lillian Raines, who somehow remained single for nearly all of her 26 years on the show. "She fell in love with Buzz (Justin Deas) two years ago and started having fun," Sloan says. "It was a different note for her; she's always been the caregiver, the generous nurse, the loving mother and grandmother. When she met Buzz, he just made her laugh, and there was a different note in her personality. And she embraced it, and I think they celebrated that in the wedding. "These marriages were just lovely," she continues. "We're all having these happily-ever-after, Cinderella endings, which is a real treat for everybody, including the actors. We're all going off happy to be happy, and I would hate to go off not happy." Head writer Jill Lorie Hurst says the writing staff's major goal was to wrap up the show's immense history in a way that gave closure, but not too much. "We knew right away that we couldn't - and shouldn't - wrap everything up too tightly. We didn't want to tie it with a bow and not leave any room for the audience to wonder. But [the audience] was our top priority. We wanted them to be as satisfied as possible. We had some reunions, some new couples - we tried to have a little something for everyone." To Read More Click Here .

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 - Featured

* Crash: The Series (10/9c Starz!) The second season gets underway with a compelling and involving episode that introduces new characters and catches up with some from Season 1. Front and center is the riveting Dennis Hopper as former entertainment mogul Ben Cendars, who's back in L.A. after months in rehab. He's on a driven mission to find out who killed his youngest daughter. Among the new faces, Eric Roberts stands out as visionary tycoon Seth Blanchard, who's bound and determined to bring an NFL franchise to the city. * Guiding Light (3/2c CBS) It's a bittersweet day for Guiding Light viewers as the longest-running scripted drama bids adieu to its fans today with the final episode of its 72-year run on radio and TV. Over the past few weeks, there's been a parade of past stars as the writers have been tying up loose ends and mending fences that have been broken for decades. But as the Bauers, Coopers, Lewises and Spauldings move on with their lives, this tearjerker will remind viewers what its scribes have been writing about for more than seven decades: the power of family and love. * 2009 ALMA Awards (8/7c ABC) Latino Hollywood's top estrellas shine at the National Council of La Raza's annual salute to Hispanic achievement in entertainment and sports. Once again, executive producer Eva Longoria Parker hosts the festivities (joined this year by George Lopez), and if you plan to count the number of times she changes clothes, note that last year's total was 10. Other performers include Shakira, David Archuleta, Nelly Furtado, Sean Kingston and Pitbull. Taped last night in L.A. * Eureka (9/8c Syfy ) Have you ever had one of those really bad days where your love interest is considering a job on another continent, your daughter is set to go away for college and a supercollider test goes wrong and leaves a magnetic problem hanging over your head? No? Well, the third-season finale provides a handy way for you to vicariously experience the bad day suffered by Sheriff Carter (Colin Ferguson). * Monk (9/8c USA Network ) Natalie becomes convinced that a critic, who condemns Julie's performance in a play, actually committed a murder that occurred at the same time as the play. Of course, it's no secret that a mother's love knows no bounds. So it's up to Monk to figure out if Natalie is correct in her suspicions, or if it's just her protective instincts kicking in. Dylan Baker guest stars as the critic and the object of Natalie's ire. * Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (9/8c National Geographic ) Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum joins the ranks of Cesar's celebrity clientele when he seeks help socializing his tenacious 10-month-old French bulldog, Miles, who's not so nice to other dogs. Then the host tackles a more severe case when he tries to rehabilitate a pit bull that worked with sick children as a therapy dog until she got banned from the program for killing another pup. Source Here

Guiding Light Got Cancelled.

How can it be ?? They will cancell a 72 year history soap ... Well I guess it is true that network administrators are going mad ... SO here's the just heartbreaking news =( Just very very sad NEW YORK — CBS is pulling the plug on the soap opera "Guiding Light" after a 72-year run that predates television, the show a victim of the economy and changed viewing habits. The drama's final episode will air on Sept. 18. The Guinness Book of World Records has cited it as the longest-running television drama. It began as a 15-minute serial on NBC Radio on Jan. 25, 1937, and debuted on CBS TV in 1952, focusing on the fictional town of Springfield and the Spaulding, Lewis and Cooper families. "For many of us, it was the first show we ever watched," said Lynn Leahey, editorial director of Soap Opera Digest. Unlike prime-time shows that came and went, it was a constant in people's lives. "It really is heartbreaking to see something like this go away." Procter & Gamble Productions, which makes the show, informed cast and crew Wednesday at separate sets in New York and New Jersey. The company isn't giving up on the story, and will explore different ways to keep it going after September, a spokeswoman said. Soap operas have been in a long, slow decline in popularity, primarily because many of the women who made up their loyal audiences are no longer at home at that hour. They're working, and can find the communal experience that their favorite soaps once gave them elsewhere. "Guiding Light" had the lowest ratings of the eight daytime dramas on the air. When it leaves, CBS and ABC will have three weekday soap operas, with NBC having one. Faced with extinction a year ago, "Guiding Light" significantly revamped its operations. It ditched its fixed, three-camera set in favor of portable cameras that enabled producers to shoot in different locations. The move saved money and changed the show's look to make it seem more like the reality shows younger viewers are accustomed to. It didn't work, at least enough for CBS. The network hasn't said what will replace "Guiding Light" on the schedule, but it will almost certainly be a talk or game show, which are much cheaper to make than dramas with a large cast. The changes also made many of the fans and cast members unhappy, said Carolyn Hinsey, Soap Opera Digest columnist. Two of its biggest stars, Beth Ehlers and Ricky Paull Goldin, quit and now work on ABC's "All My Children." For fans of the genre, Wednesday's move could be a peek into the future. Ten years from now, "I absolutely think (daytime dramas) will still be around," Leahey said. "I don't know if you'll be able to watch them from noon to three o'clock on network television." In fact, the cancellation could be an opportunity for "Guiding Light," she said. Perhaps there's a way to keep the show alive on cable or online; Procter & Gamble says it will have to evaluate whether there's a cost-effective way to do that. For now, its cast and crew are in mourning. "What is it? 72 years continuous?" Raines said. "That will never be touched. It's a very sad thing, but these are the times we live in. It's very tough out there." "I don't think any of the other shows want any of us to go off. We're all in this together," he said. Many successful actors got their start on "Guiding Light," including James Earl Jones, Calista Flockhart, Hayden Panettiere, Kevin Bacon and Taye Diggs.

Bill and Lizzie Lighten Up with a Road Trip

Hoping to escape from the familial oppression that comes part and parcel with being in Springfield, Guiding Light 's Bill and Lizzie will make a break for it and head south for some fun in the sun at Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk. The scenes, to be taped on location the week of March 16, will air over multiple episodes in mid- to late April. Alas, being a sudser, the young'uns won't be alone for long as they attempt to rekindle their love. Ultimately following them to the Sunshine State and cramping their style will be Phillip, Shayne, Beth, Alan, Remy and Dinah, to name just a few interlopers. In fact, everyday folk such as yourselves can even get in on the action! GL's Murray Bartlett (Cyrus) and casting director Rob Decina will be holding an open casting session for this location shoot on Saturday, March 7, from 9 am to 1:30 pm/ET, at The Groove on the Universal CityWalk. Source here

Jeff Branson Interview

How does Jeff Branson feel to be back on Guiding Light? Here's an interview with the actor. Jeff Branson Interview

CBS Dominates Daytime Emmy Nominations

Led by the popular soaps "Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns," CBS scored 57 nominations on Wednesday (March 14) for the 34th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. CBS' 57 nominations were paced by 17 for "Guiding Light," the most for any individual program. While "As the World Turns" had 16 nominations, it wasn't nominated in the outstanding drama series field, which includes "Light," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "One Life to Live" and "The Young and the Restless." To read the rest of this information, visit