Monthly Archives: May 2013
“One Life to Live’s” Jonathan Groff (ex-Henry) has been one busy man: In addition to starring in a new HBO comedy alongside “Guiding Light’s” Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus Foley), the “Glee” star has also landed a job as a lead voice in Disney’s new animated feature, “Frozen!”
It’s raining soap stars over at HBO now that the premium cable network has picked up Michael Lannan’s untitled comedy pilot starring Jonathan Groff (ex-Henry, “One Life to Live;” Jesse St. James, “Glee”), Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus Foley, “Guiding Light;” James Brogan, “Headland”), as well as Frankie Alvarez (“Kitchen Confidential”).
Fans of “All My Children’s” Marick clan are no doubt going to be over the moon with the latest person slated to return to Pine Valley: Michael Nadar’s popular character, Dimitiri! According to a press release from The OnLine Network, Brooke English (Julia Barr) calls Dimitri back to town and offers him a job as head of one of Chandler Enterprises’ new divisions. Lucky for fans, the Hungarian Count gracefully agrees, meaning he’ll be sticking around in town for quite some time!
ABC has announced its new fall primetime schedule which includes the trimming of "Dancing with the Stars" from two nights to just one (now only on Mondays) with "Castle" remaining in its slot for the fifth year running. Tuesday nights finds the introduction of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," a spin-off series from the "Avengers" film franchise, followed by new comedies "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife." New drama "Lucky 7" replaces "Body of Proof," which was canceled.
New and old faces hit "The Bold and the Beautiful" next week:
Just days before its upfront presentation to Madison Avenue on Tuesday, May 14, the Disney/ABC Television Group has announced that viewers of ABC programming in New York City and Philadelphia (via their WABC and WPVI affiliates) will be able to watch ABC's Live 24/7 linear broadcast network programming online for the first time ever through the new WATCH ABC application. Viewers can access WATCH ABC online at ABC.com or by downloading the WATCH ABC app on their iOS or Kindle Fire devices. The WATCH ABC app will be available on Samsung Galaxy devices this summer.
When five smart, high-powered, self-made women get together, claws generally come out and the fur flies. But that’s the exact opposite of what happened when CBS’s Watch magazine recently gathered the women of “The Talk” — Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler — together for a very candid roundtable interview. “There are a lot of representations of women on television where they just aren’t being kind to each other,” Tyler says of what makes “The Talk” stand out. “Female-focused television has become antagonistic—some of the most popular shows are about women competing with each other—and I don’t think there are any shows where the women are as supportive and as kind to each other.”
In a statement released just a short time ago, Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," said, "JEANNE COOPER: respected colleague, industry icon, woman of passion and grandeur; most important, beloved friend. She was a shining beacon. Her love was unexpendable, and was given freely to all, from fans to great celebrities. She was not jaded by success, nor impressed by wealth and fame. Her crowning glory was her family: her children Corbin, Collin and Caren and her grandchildren, whom she adored, and all of whom adored her in return. Her presence resonated in the lives of all those around her. Through her personal and professional journey, she saved hundreds, possibly thousands, from the depths of alcoholism. She embodied compassion and forgiveness. No daytime icon has ever been more influential in the lives of millions. She will be terribly missed, but her light will shine on forever. May angels guide you on your journey, dear Jeanne. I will love you forever."
“Passions’” alum Justin Hartley has done a lot of work since he left his role as Fox Crane in 2006, including a leading role as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in “Smallville,” as well as a role as Will Collins in “Emily Owens M.D.” And now comes word of the actor’s next chapter: He’ll be playing the boyfriend of Melissa Joan Hart’s character in ABC Family’s “Melissa & Joey!”
Internationally renowned actress Jeanne Cooper, who played the vibrant and tough grand dame with a heart of gold, Katherine Chancellor on “The Young and the Restless”, died on May 8, 2013 after a brief illness.
Though the official announcement of FOX’s fall schedule won’t be happening until Monday, the network has released a sneak peek of the new programming it has picked up and plans to air near the end of the year. And it looks like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” a comedy starring “One Life to Live’s” Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana Cramer) made the cut! Read on for details on that as well as the three other comedies and five dramas Fox has given teasers for!
On Tuesday, May 28, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" will air a special tribute episode honoring the life of the late Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor). Cast members, friends and family of the beloved actress will gather on set next week to shoot a celebration of the life of Cooper, who passed away this week at the age of 84. Cooper, who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for more than 39 years, was the show’s longest-running cast member.
Ratings Report for the Week of April 29 - May 3, 2013