It wasn’t that long ago when the soap opera genre was considered to be dying, but it has since seen a major turnaround — to the point where NBC (home of sudser “Days of our Lives”) and USA are developing new soaps!
The Hollywood Reporter has published an article in which it’s revealed that NBCUniversal is developing an English-language version of “El Senor de los Cielos” (The Lord of the Skies), and USA is developing an English-language version of “Mujer de Acero” (Woman of Steel) — telenovelas belonging to their sister network, Telemundo.
It’s been an emotional week for “The Young and the Restless’” Elizabeth Hendrickson, who decided to walk away from her six-year stint as Chloe Mitchell and is now spending her final days in Genoa City. The actress, who will last air on Tuesday, May 27, shared her thoughts about leaving the soap opera community with Soap Opera Network, and now she’s gone even further and taped an emotional farewell video for fans! Click here to see the heartbreaking vid, and be sure to stay tuned for Part Two of SON’s Center Stage interview with Hendrickson!
It’s been a long time coming, but the date for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards has officially been set: A spokesperson for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences confirms that the ceremony will be taking place on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
Unfortunately, NATAS has yet to strike a TV deal for the annual event (which has been carried the last two years by news outlet HLN), meaning there’s no word yet on whether or not the awards will be broadcast.
Meanwhile, the Creative Arts portion of the Daytime Emmys will take place on Friday, June 20 at the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Final Daytime Emmy Award nominees from the list of pre-noms announced earlier this year will be determined on Thursday, May 1. Which actors are you hoping to see in the final race?
“The Young and the Restless” fans have gotten to know quite a bit about Sean Carrigan’s Dr. Ben “Stitch” Rayburn since the actor joined the show nearly a year ago, but when Soap Opera Network recently caught up with the Virginia native, he revealed that there’s much more — and we mean much more — to Stitch than meets the eye. Read on for details about the shocking secret the doc has been hiding from Victoria (Amelia Heinle) and what it’s been like for Carrigan to work with Genoa City’s patriarch, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman)!
A little disorderly conduct charge earlier this month wasn’t enough to stop former “All My Children” star Colin Egglesfield (ex-Josh Madden): The actor will be appearing on an upcoming episode of CBS’ series, “Unforgettable.”
According to TV Guide, the Michigan native will guest star on the fifth episode of season 3 of the show as Charles Sewell, a “hard-charging agent with the Coast Guard Investigative Services who helps Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) and Al (Dylan Walsh) in their investigation of a boat explosion in New York Harbor.” And apparently, Charles and Al will have a bromance over their mutual love of boats!
Season two of the series will wrap up on Friday, May 9 at 8/7C on CBS. Season 3 of the series is set to premiere on Sunday, June 29 at 10/9C.
Life has given “Days of our Lives’” star Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) a tough break — literally. Over the weekend, the Wisconsin native revealed over Facebook that she broke her wrist!
“Grrrr. Took an annoying turn in my dance class and broke my wrist in two places. Possible surgery this week,” she wrote. “Look for Marlena to have a broken wing in a few months! The good news??? I have wonderful people to dress me, style my hair and apply my make up!!! Broke it yesterday, spent the day in the ER and was at the theatre last night!!”
The injury has left the actress wearing a sling, meaning the “DAYS” writers will have to write her painful break into the show. So what will happen to poor Marlena? Guess we’ll have to wait and find out!
After just three episodes, HBO has renewed its critically acclaimed comedy series “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” for a second and fourth season, respectively, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The renewals follow the recent two-season renewal of “Game of Thrones.”
Created by Mike Judge (“Office Space,” “Beavis & Butt-head,” “King of the Hill”) and Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley” takes a comedic look at the creation of startup companies in the San Francisco Bay area, famous for its hosing of such notable companies as Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix and Pixar. The cast includes Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew and the late Christopher Evan Welch. Matt Ross guest stars. The series airs Sundays at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
Created by Armando Iannucci, “Veep” stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, who becomes vice president, only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. The cast includes Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy C. Simons, Sufe Bradshaw and Kevin Dunn. The series airs Sundays at 10:30 PM ET/PT.
CBS Daytime has featured a slew of crossover stories as of late, and there’s yet one more on the way: “Let’s Make a Deal’s’” model, Danielle Demski is headed to “The Young and the Restless!”
Just like “LMAD” host Jonathan Mangum is visiting “The Bold and the Beautiful” this week (more on that story here), Demski will be visiting Genoa City. According to an official release sent out by the show, the actress (who previously appeared on “The Bold and the Beautiful”) will be playing a businesswoman on the Friday, April 25 episode of the show.
Meanwhile, as previously reported, “CBS This Morning” journalist Mo Rocca will be appearing on the Wednesday, April 30 episode of the show.
Last week, Soap Opera Network featured an exciting interview with “The Young and the Restless’” Cady McClain (Kelly Andrews), but the actress had much more to say regarding her new CBS soap role — as well as a slew of other topics, including the tragic second ending of “All My Children,” where she played Dixie Cooney for over 25 years. Read on to get the additional scoop from “Y&R’s” newest star!
Former “The View” co-host Debbie Matenopoulos dropped quite a bomb — or rather two — on a recent episode of Hallmark’s “Home & Family:” The Virginia native eloped in Greece last year and is now pregnant with her first child!
While promoting her new cookbook, “It’s All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family’s Century-Old Recipes,” on the Thursday, April 17 episode of the daytime show, Matenopoulos announced the up-until-now-secret wedding and baby news during a cooking segment with host Christina Ferrare. To get the details, watch her surprising “Home & Family” clip after the jump!