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ABC Renews 14 For 2007-08 Season

Sunday, March 25, 2007 1:47 AM EDT
14 Series See New Seasons Sunday, March 25, 2007 1:47 PM | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The ABC Television Network seems to have faith in its current crop of television shows as it becomes the first network to renew the majority of its series for the 2007-08 television season.On Wednesday, ABC announced that it has ordered second seasons for critical darlings "Brothers & Sisters," "MEN IN TREES" and "Ugly Betty," along with returning shows "The Bachelor," Boston Legal," "Dancing with the Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Grey's Anatomy," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Lost." They join the already renewed "America's Funniest Home Video's," "Supernanny" and "Wife Swap.""We have had a strong year, with two of the season's breakout hits, 'Ugly Betty' and 'Brothers & Sisters,' and the solid performance of 'MEN IN TREES,'" said Stephen McPherson, President, ABC Entertainment during the networks March Development Meeting in Los Angeles, CA....
By Venus Stone-Cutter(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Teen actor, Chace Crawford, signs on with the CW network to co-star in the upcoming teen drama, "Gossip Girls."The CW network has found it's leading male for their upcoming teen drama, "Gossip Girls." Chace Crawford, ("The Covenant") will star along side Blake Lively ("Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants") and Leighton Meester ("Surface") in the yet-to-be released pilot. Crawford will play Nate, the rich boyfriend of Blair (Meester), and the object of Serena's (Lively) affection.In a previous report, "Gossip Girls" was taken from the popular book series of the same name, which weaves the story of New York's rich and spoiled through the eyes of an anoymous blogger. It is through the blogger's eyes that viewers will see the friendship of Serena and Blake unfold. Although close friends, both girls are in constant competition with one another; and Nate happens to be the one they are...

‘Viva Laughlin’ for Eric Winter

Friday, March 9, 2007 1:47 PM EDT
Friday, March 9, 2007 1:47 PM ET | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Former "Days of our Lives" heartthrob and "Wildfire" cowboy, Eric Winter, has signed on to star in the Hugh Jackman produced CBS drama pilot "Viva Laughlin!""Laughlin!," tells the story of Ripley Holden, played by Lloyd Owen ("The Young Indiana Jones;" "Coupling") and his family as they try to a run a casino in Laughlin, Nevada. Winter has signed on to play Det. Peter Carlyle. Character description is unavailable at this time.Also set to star in the potential series are Carter Jenkins ("Surface;" "Everwood") as Jack, D.B. Woodside ("24;" "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer") as Marcus, Ellen Woglom ("The O.C.;" "Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior") as Cheyenne, M├Ądchen Amick ("Freddie;" "Joey") as Mrs. Holden and P.J. Byrne ("The Game") in an unknown role.Since leaving "Days of our Lives" in 2005 after playing Rex Brady for three years,...

Vanessa Marcil Wants to Care for Hair

Saturday, March 3, 2007 9:41 PM EDT
By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Vanessa Marcil is ready to give a makeover for Cosmopolitan magazine.Marcil, who plays Sam Marquez on NBC's "Las Vegas," has signed on as a judge in the upcoming Head & Shoulders "Head-Turning Hair" contest. Procter & Gamble Distributing Company will serve as Sponsor. Other judges include trendsetter Shawneelle Prestidge and Head & Shoulders celebrity stylist James P. Hayes.According to Cosmopolitan magazine, 80% of its readers found that Head & Shoulders shampoo products provided them with the best "Head-Turning Hair." The magazine then wanted to find out who was the best head-turner.By January 31, Women 18 and over were required to submit a recent photo of themselves, within the last six months of date of entry, and a statement of 50 words or less telling Cosmo's judging panel and Procter & Gamble under the supervision of D.L. Blair, Inc, an independent judging organization whose decisions are...

‘Las Vegas’ Carries on For Season 5

Saturday, March 3, 2007 7:21 PM EDT
Return To 'Vegas' For Another Year Saturday, March 3, 2007 7:21 PM | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While NBC has enough problems on its schedule with such low-rated fare as "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," the network can at least smile at the fact that they have one constant player on their schedule. The network has decided to renew gambling drama "Las Vegas" for a fifth season."Vegas," which premiered in September 2003 revolves around an elite surveillance team who oversee the behind-the-scenes action going on in one of Vegas' premiere casinos and hotels. The series stars Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo, "All My Children") and Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, "General Hospital")."The cast and producers have consistently given us what we want from 'Las Vegas' - pure entertainment - and we're looking forward to another fun ride next season with the show," said Kevin Reilly, President, NBC...