Prior to the debuts of both shows, 15-minute-long shows had been the standard. Jo Gardner lived in Henderson where she wed many times. The show's central protagonist was Mike Karr, tireless crimefighter, introduced as a police officer who was finishing law school. Part of the A360 Media Entertainment Group. Bob Dixon was the first announcer in 1956, followed by Herbert Duncan. It was unique among daytime soap operas in that it focused on crime, rather than domestic and romantic matters. The life in the Midwestern town of Bay City, and the love, loss, trials, and triumph of its residents, who come from different backgrounds and social circles. In the city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. “Our first season was [Bill] Clinton’s last year, and then the rest of the series was George W. Bush. At first, the show's overall ratings declined because fewer homes had access to it; this happened because many ABC affiliates had opted for local or syndicated programs at the 4:00/3:00 slot instead of the network feed for many years, and decided not to abandon the practice. This character evolved from the earlier Perry Mason character on radio. Email for $20 tickets – firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase them at the door. In the city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. “One Life to Live” alum Teddy Sears (Chad Bennett, 2001) currently plays Jay Garrick on CW’s “The Flash” and has been cast to take part in the upcoming revival “24” pilot “24: Legacy.” The FOX project, which has yet to be ordered to series, has plans for twelve episodes and will follow military hero Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins, “The Walking Dead”) and the former head of CTU Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto, “Homeland”). In December 1986, after struggling to find a strong lead-out to complement Jeopardy! Nicole's father was in prison, so Stephanie went after his daughter instead - gradually moving closer and closer, and eventually taking a job as one Nicole's two shop assistants. The TNT series will premiere sometime this summer. It peaked at #2 (behind As the World Turns) in the 1966–67 television season and came in at #2 between 1969 and 1971. However, Laurie developed mental problems that led her to being placed in a mental institution, and Johnny ran away. Whitney family matriarch, tough Geraldine Whitney (Lois Kibbee) suffered the misfortune of losing most of those close to her to untimely deaths: her first husband, two sons, a beloved daughter-in-law, a nephew, and she herself was nearly killed, having been pushed down a flight of stairs in 1975 by her ne'er-do-well son-in-law Noel Douglas (Dick Latessa). Debbie, who had been sleeping on a window seat until just before the stabbing occurred, saw her mother on the floor with the dagger in her back and shouted "Pull it out! Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. CBS had originally planned on expanding As the World Turns at the beginning of the new season in September 1975. As the show began, Mike Karr's relationship with Sara Lane (Teal Ames) reproduced the radio serial's Perry Mason/Della Street relationship. She reasoned that Adam might return to her if Nicole were not there. It debuted on CBS on April 2, 1956, and ran as a live broadcast on that network for most of its run until November 28, 1975. In later years, the Los Angeles skyline replaced that of Cincinnati. In honour of the 40th anniversary of the release of The Warriors, here's an update of all your favourite actors and actresses from the movie. If ratings for The Edge of Night had been as they were in the show's heyday before the move to 2:30 pm, causing the dramatic drop in ratings, it would not have been cancelled and the soap would have remained on CBS, regardless of any future expansions the network was planning to do. The two voices most identified with the show, however, were those of Harry Kramer (1957–1972) and Hal Simms, who announced until the series ended in 1984. Another notable character was Charlotte "Raven" Alexander Jamison Swift Whitney (Juanin Clay, then Sharon Gabet), a duplicitous coquette who became more stable and faithful in the latter years. Johnny did not show up, but Jake was murdered by Joel Gantry (Paul Henry Itkin, Nicholas Pryor) and Adam was arrested for the murder immediately following his wedding to Nicole at the Karr residence. Her!" Set in the vineyards of California, this primetime soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery. Title: The program premiered the same day as As The World Turns which was also (at the time) 30 minutes long. NBC's political drama 'The West Wing' was a major hit in the early 2000s — find out where the cast is today. At one point, the audience for The Edge of Night was estimated to be more than 50% male, largely due to the show's crime format and its late start time of 4:30 pm (3:30 Central). Edge of Night was special. In a classic Perry Mason-like climax, Debbie was called to testify at Nicole's trial; and when asked on the stand if the woman who killed her mother was in court, she said "Yes. Later she married Ron Christopher, whose dealings with loan sharks affected Mike's good friends Louise and Philip Capice. Follow Soaps.com on Twitter and Soaps.com on Facebook. Joe Morton upped to Scandal series regular. The series then moved to ABC, where it aired from December 1, 1975, until December 28, 1984. It was the first serial to change networks (the only other soap to do so was its former CBS and sister Procter & Gamble-show Search for Tomorrow, moving to NBC in 1982); after CBS moved it from its 12:30 time slot to the same 2:30 slot that caused The Edge Of Night's cancellation from CBS seven years earlier. This cast list of actors from The Edge of Night focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on The Edge of Night that are on here as well. All the usual soap opera devices, including prolonged amnesia, a woman with a split personality, murderous mobsters, usurped identities, and murders with many suspects, are used quite effectively in this long running serial. (He had created Tucker's Witch on CBS earlier in the season.) .  7,420 episodes were produced, of which some 1,800 are available for syndication. Pull it out! Sometime later, she was believed to have died in a boating accident in the Caribbean, but was discovered alive 18 months later by Kevin Jamison (then played by John Driver) in France. Vanessa Williams (“The Good Wife,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Ugly Betty”) has been cast to play Maxine, one of the lead roles. and ABC's Dark Shadows and One Life to Live. Their marriage ended when Adam was murdered. "; which Nicole did. Other important characters were Police Chief Bill Marceau (Mandel Kramer), who was one of Karr's best friends and shared a tremendous mutual respect, rare between a defense attorney and a chief of police (perhaps because Mike had once been a police officer himself), Marceau's secretary (and later wife) Martha (Teri Keane), fellow attorney Adam Drake (Donald May), his client, then secretary (and later on, his wife) Nicole Travis (Maeve McGuire; Jayne Bentzen; Lisa Sloan), and wealthy socialite Geraldine Whitney (Lois Kibbee). Julie Berman has been upped to series regular on Casual, other actors from current soaps are heading back to primetime, one has a new swimwear line and more! During most of the show's run, viewers were treated to an announcer enthusiastically and energetically announcing the show's title, "Theee Edge...of Night!" By Meredith Nardino. Does anyone remember when Weary played Cyrus Petrillo on Pretty Little Liars from 2014 to 2015? For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube! Procter & Gamble, which produced the show, is based in Cincinnati. Pamela was Adam Drake's ex-wife and she knew Adam was falling in love with Nicole. Set in Genoa City, this is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business, and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans. He is also the son of soap opera legend Kim Zimmer (“Guiding Light’s” Reva Shayne, 1983 to 2009; “The Doctors'” Nola Dancy Aldrich, 1979 to 1982; “Santa Barbara’s” Jodie Walker, 1992 to 1993; “One Life to Live’s” Echo DiSavoy, 2010 to 2011). Nicole and Miles eventually married but the new actress was herself replaced four years later by another actress. I love these people, and I’d love to revisit the area, especially nowadays, but I simply don’t have an idea that wouldn’t feel like A Very Brady Reunion.”. In one storyline, Nicole Travis (later, Drake) was victimized by two different women, Stephanie Martin (Alice Hirson) and Pamela Stewart (Irene Dailey), who both wanted Nicole gone but for different reasons. At this point, the show's ratings were less than half of what they had been at the beginning of the decade; at the end of the 1984–85 television season, it finished last in the daytime ratings race with a 2.6 rating in only four months of episodes. The cancellation of The Edge of Night, along with ABC's relinquishing of what had become a death slot at the time of the show's demise, had a major impact on the first-run syndication market as ABC affiliates sought new programming to fill the open time slot in the midst of the 1984-85 television season. This character evolved from the earlier Perry Mason character on radio. Miles Cavanaugh, young Jody Travis and her many boyfriends, and Mike Karr himself, his wife, Nancy, and their daughter, Lorrie. (Debbie was struck dumb by the incident and was receiving in-patient therapy; while Stephanie unwittingly compounded the problem by calling her "Karen," thus making it clear she wished it had been the other twin who had survived.) The Edge of Night Did you know? However, when the show moved to 2:30 PM (1:30 Central) on September 11, 1972, per Procter & Gamble's insistence upon running all of its shows in a continuous daily marathon, it slid from a solid #2 in the Nielsen ratings to near-last. The final stage of the competition will take place on Thursday March 31 and Friday April 1.