Errol Lewis, Editor in Chief
BET announced earlier this week that it has signed a deal with ABC Studios which enables the cable network to begin airing seasons one and two of ABC's primetime drama series, "Scandal." The network is expected to begin airing said episodes sometime in the summer. Additionally, BET has also licensed the rights to air current season episodes beginning with season three. Each episode will air on BET no earlier than eight days after its original broadcast on ABC.
TVGN today announced two new unscripted series and two new celebrity-driven projects as part of the original programming that will premiere on its fall 2013 schedule.
As previously reported, "Days of our Lives" stars Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) and Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) are starring in the Hallmark Channel original movie, "Second Chances." The network recently released the first promo for the film, which premieres on Saturday, July 27.
Aisha Tyler ("The Talk") and Wayne Brady ("Let's Make a Deal") are not only appearing daily in their successful CBS Daytime shows, but the two have also joined together to successfully re-launch "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" the former ABC series "where everything is made up and the points do not matter." Now airing on The CW for a summer run, "Whose Line" averaged 2.9 million viewers and 1.1/4 in Adults 18-49 for its two-episode premiere last night according to TVbytheNumbers. Per the website, show helped give The CW its best performance in Adults 18-49 rating in its given time period since February 1, 2011.
HBO has renewed its hit drama series "True Blood" for a seventh season, the network announced earlier this week. The new season premieres in summer 2014 with executive producer Brian Buckner returning as showrunner."'True Blood' remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers," noted Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “Thanks to Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV."
According to Daniel Goddard, the citizens of Genoa City will mourn the loss of Katherine Chancellor in episodes scheduled to air on Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4 of CBS' "The Young and the Restless." Goddard, who portrays Cane Ashby on the daytime drama series, noted on his Facebook page that the episodes were filmed on Tuesday. He posted, "Huge day on set today just got home have to be back in 10 hours. How was ur day?" after completing filming.
While her character, Cassie Newman, died as a result of a car accident in 2005, Camryn Grimes has made several return visits to CBS' "The Young and the Restless." The actress, now 23 years old, recently returned to the soap as a "projection of Sharon's [Sharon Case] mind," according to Grimes who discussed her character with on screen father Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman).
Nathan Fillion is best known to soap opera fans for his portrayal of Joey Buchanan on ABC's "One Life to Live," but the actor has made a name for himself in the mainstream world via the networks primetime hit "Castle." Sadly, according to Deadline Hollywood, the actor is currently embroiled in a contract dispute with ABC Studios, which produces the drama series.
"Who are you, who are you, who are you? Why are you doing this to me?" says a frantic Dani to the man she thought was dead on The OnLine Network's (TOLN) "One Life to Live," which along with "All My Children" made its cable network debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Monday, July 15. For millions of potential viewers out there who have yet to view either soap on the internet via Hulu, Hulu Plus or iTunes, they are now being re-introduced to both soaps from the beginning as OWN signed a deal with Prospect Park (owner of TOLN) late last month to air the first 40 episodes of the current incarnations of both "AMC" and "OLTL." OWN is billing the airings as the "OWN Summer Soap Fling."