May 2006 - Soap Opera Network

Monthly Archives: May 2006

‘Queer’ Guy ‘Vanished’ for FOX

Sunday, May 14, 2006 7:30 PM EDT
By Errol Lewis( -- He played queer on Showtime's "Queer As Folk" for five seasons, now Gale Harold is playing an FBI Agent on the hunt for a missing senator's wife."Queer As Folk" star Gale Harold (ex-Brian Kinney) has received good news from the FOX Television Network this week, as the network announced his new series, "Vanished," would find itself on their Fall '06 schedule. Don't worry ladies, this time he's playing for your team."Vanished," a one-hour mystery soap, where madness erupts when the wife of a prominent senator disappears and Senior FBI Agent Kelton (Harold), who was assigned to the case discovers the crime is part of a larger conspiracy. Viewers will watch through the eyes of law enforcement, family members and the media as the mystery unfolds.The series also stars Christopher Egan, who is currently filming "Resident Evil: Extinction," which is set for a 2007 release. Joanne...

Up a ‘Creek’ in ‘American Crime’

Sunday, May 14, 2006 2:22 PM EDT
FOX Takes WB Star Sunday, May 14, 2006 8:22 PM | By Errol Lewis( -- No longer known for being the boy, who just happened to be gay, on WB's "Dawson's Creek," actor Kerr Smith (ex-Jack McPhee) has grown up and is ready for "American Crime."Smith, last seen in the now defunct "E-Ring" as Bobby Wilkerson, finds himself solving crimes in the new series, "American Crime," set to premiere this fall on FOX. "Crime" focuses on the forensics of law, where a dream team of four lawyers in Los Angelas, each lending a unique skill, work to free their high-powered "celebrity" clients from different crimes they have or have not committed. Kerr will play Tom Nicholson.Rounding out the cast will be Rebecca Mader ("All My Children" and "One Life To Live"), Victor Garber ("Alias") and Eammon Walker ("Oz" and "ER").David McNally II will serve as Director, while sharing Executive Producer...

ABC Daytime President Promoted

Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:29 AM EDT
By Errol Lewis with additional reporting by Jennifer Snyder( -- Anne Sweeney, Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney-ABC Television Group, announced yesterday the promotion of ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons, to President, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group. He will continue his day-to-day responsibilities at ABC Daytime, while adding SOAPnet and Buena Vista Productions to his watch and overseeing the creation, production and delivery of all Daytime programming for the Disney-ABC Television Group."The Disney-ABC Television Group was created to allow for efficiencies across all our businesses. This new structure achieves this by giving us one strategic vision for all our daytime oriented programming, regardless of where it airs. And Brian Frons is the perfect executive for this new venture. He's intelligent, collaborative, creative and honorable, and has a penchant for approaching challenges with an eye towards what's next, not what's worked in the past," said Sweeney in a statement, whom...