Thirteen years ago today, I brought my oldest son home from the hospital - on the day that Another World aired its last episode. (I confess, it took me a while before I got around to watching it. Then again, as Linda Dano told me when I interviewed her, she's never watched it!)
Ten years later, when I was working for Procter & Gamble, I began writing Another World Today, picking up the story of Bay City where it left off.
Michael Logan of TV Guide wrote at the time:
Another World Returns FROM ONLINE
by Michael Logan April 27, 2009 09:33 AM EST
It’s been 10 years since *Another World* went off the air, but now,
thanks to a cool new Web site, the beloved soap is back from the dead.
TeleNext Media, producer of *Guiding Light* and *As the World Turns*, is
about to launch http://anotherworldtoday.com , a site that fills us in on what’s
happened in Bay City since 1999, including which lovebirds are still
together (Carl and Rachel, Cass and Lila) and which are kaput (Amanda and
Chapter 1 kicks off May 4 (the 45th anniversary of *AW*’s debut) with
Grant Harrison, who was presumed dead at the end of *AW*’s run,
returning to town to reclaim his son, Kirkland. Meanwhile, a mystery is
unfolding: Flamboyant Felicia Gallant has gone off to New York to visit
Dean and Jenna, and all three have somehow vanished. Each weekly
installment is interactive, with fans getting the opportunity to vote on
the future direction of plots.
TeleNext’s creative content producer Alina Adams was encouraged to start
the blog due to the surprising success of the *AW* replays on
hulu.com . “People still have warm,
nostalgic feelings for the show,” Adams says. “AW ushered a lot of
fans into the world of daytime drama. It was their gateway drug. They miss
it and they want more."
The first episode features the last scene of AW. Watch it in its entirety, here.
The June 25th final episode is also highlighted in my book, Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments, with recollections from Dano, Mark Pinter, Judi Evans, Alice Barrett and more. Check it out on Amazon and B&N!
And if you'd like your own copy of Another World: 35th Anniversary Celebration book, I'm giving them out for free (as long as supplies last), if you'll cover the cost of postage. Contact me at: AlinaAdams@gmail.com for details!