Amazon, Inc. announced today the premiere date of “Alpha House,” a new comedy that features former “All My Children” heartthrob Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos) as one of four United States senators-turned-unlikely-roommates renting a house in Washington, D.C. The series, which also stars John Goodman, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy, will premiere on Friday, November 15 with the first three of its eleven episode first season being made available to all Amazon Prime Instant Video customers online and via Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Roku, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii and Wii U, as well as other connected devises. In addition to announcing the premiere date for “Alpha House,” Amazon also announced the launch date for its other new comedy, “Betas” – Friday, November 22, which follows four friends as they work to make it rich with a new mobile social networking application.
Soap Opera Network Insider hits the red carpet with the cast of “One Life to Live” for the world premiere of the rebooted soap via The OnLineNetwork. “OLTL” premieres Monday, April 29 on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.
Later this evening “One Life to Live’s” Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan) will be appearing on the red carpet for the SoHo Film Festival screening of her new movie, “West End,” which also stars Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight,” Oscar®-nominated and Golden Globe®-nominated “Runaway Train,”), Neal Bledsoe (“Smash”, “Gossip Girl,” “Ugly Betty”), Peter Onorati (“Goodfellas,” “American Dream”), “Excuse Me For Living”), Joe Nieves (“How I Met Your Mother,” “24″) and Isabella Hoffman (“Burlesque,” “Providence”). Rounding out the cast are Paul Calderon, Wayne Duvall, Lou Martini, JR and Anthony Mangano.
According to ABC, “General Hospital” reached a six-week high in Total Viewers (2.79 million – since week of 2/18/13) and a five-week high in Women 18-49 (660,000/1.0 rating – since week of 2/25/13). The drama series also attracted its largest audience in Women 25-54 in more than a year-and-a-half (918,000/1.5 rating – since 9/26/11). On ABC.com, the anniversary week amassed 2.1 million page views, up by a massive 77% over the prior two weeks.
Reporting by Errol Lewis and Angela Rosa
With “All My Children” set to begin production on all-new episodes in Stamford, CT next month, Soap Opera Network has learned that the series is looking to add three characters to its canvas. The series is seeking to cast the roles of “Ben,” “Charlotte” and “Luke.” While the names may sound foreign to long-time fans of “AMC,” they may actually be code for characters already seen on the canvas.
Reporting by Errol Lewis and Scotty Gore
As recently noted, Prospect Park’s “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” are currently in the casting phase of their reboots as we get closer to their expected first film date, which Soap Opera Network has learned will be in Mid February for both series in Stamford, CT.
Sadly, some of the roles being cast appear to be recasts of characters from the ABC eras of the shows. In addition to the expected recasting of “One Life to Live’s” Matthew Buchanan and Destiny Evans (last played by Eddie Alderson and Shenell Edmonds), “All My Children” is also said to be recasting the roles of JR Chandler (last played by Jacob Young) and Cassandra Foster (last portrayed by Yaya DaCosta). For those that may not recall, Cassandra is the adopted daughter of Angela Hubbard (Debbi Morgan), who the good doctor found abandoned in a dumpster during her run on ABC’s “The City” back in the mid-1990′s. The character returned as an 18 year-old seeking comfort from mommy dearest in 2008.
Fans of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” may begin missing their favorites from Salem for the next two weeks due to the networks extensive coverage of the Olympic Games, but the network plans to keep them tuned in using the internet.
Beginning Monday, July 30 and lasting through Friday, August 10, fans can head on over to NBC.com to chat live with some of the shows biggest stars (list pending) starting at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on NBC.com.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of July 23, 2012.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS
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Los Angeles, July 17, 2012 – Innovative noir soap opera Milgram and the Fastwalkers premieres today on KoldCast TV, the leading international discovery network for original television series.
Milgram and the Fastwalkers tells the story of Sally Lemm, a highly-stressed hotshot corporate litigator experiencing strange dreams caused by anxiety and sleep loss. At wit’s end, Sally consults prominent clinician Dr. Daniel Milgram, a world-class psychiatrist in the field of abnormal psychology. Challenged by the difficulty of Sally’s case, Dr. Milgram attempts to decode her experiences and reluctantly becomes a psychiatric detective in an increasingly non-rational world. Both Sally’s and Dr. Milgram’s personal lives and successful careers evolve into a turbulent hall of mirrors once the dark and secret world of alien presence and abduction intrudes.
Series Creator and Executive Producer, Richard Cutting, who plays Dr. Milgram, describes Milgram and the Fastwalkers as General Hospital meets In Treatment meets Fire In The Sky. “Sally has a world inside her she can’t share, and Milgram and his wife have problems they aren’t dealing with, all the while their professional lives unravel. Less about ray guns and aliens, although the scary stuff is there, every character in Fastwalkers is deliciously flawed, and the relationships between these imperfect people in conflict mean various coping strategies. Women of a certain age will definitely identify with the women of Fastwalkers,” says Cutting.
Cutting, a longtime UFO enthusiast and TV soap actor, became fascinated with soap storylines. “People don’t give soap scripts due credit. It’s an intriguing and complex entertainment format. I realized, from my prior life as a UFO writer, that UFOs could provide the perfect story arc inside a soap format,” Cutting said.
KoldCast CEO David S. Samuels said, “Soap fans and SciFi/UFO enthusiasts alike will enjoy Fastwalkers as a smart, complex, emotionally rich and often darkly humorous story with a unique and fascinating one-of-a-kind soap slant on the always-riveting topic of UFO’s. We are absolutely thrilled to have added Milgram and the Fastwalkers to our programming lineup.”
Public opinion polls collated over the last 50 years from around the world report that approximately 50% of the population believes in UFO’s, and that 5% of the population believes they have seen a UFO. ‘Fastwalkers’ is a NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) term to classify Unidentified Flying Objects.
The production, headquartered in Baltimore and New York, films on the East Coast, and includes cast and crewmembers from New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and Baltimore. The series stars Richard Cutting, as Dr. Daniel Milgram, Walker Hays as Sally Lemm and Kate Revelle as Evelyn Milgram.
Musicians from London, Chicago, Baltimore, and around the world contribute to the series.
12- Episode Season One of Milgram and the Fastwalkers premieres on KoldCast TV today. New episodes will premiere every two weeks through Fall 2012.
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KoldCast Entertainment Media is an entertainment licensing, representation, distribution, and marketing company specializing in premium independent television properties, which includes original episodic programming, historically referred to as web series, as well as documentaries and short films produced by independent filmmakers from around the world. Among our entertainment media properties are KoldCast TV and The Sixth Wall. KoldCast TV was the first and is the leading online TV network for original episodic programming. Unlike online video sites, KoldCast TV curates and licenses programming from independent production companies and filmmakers, and delivers a unique, “best-of” discovery experience. We eliminate the need to mine through the muck to find gold. KoldCast TV is free to all viewers. New Shows premiere weekly and new episodes are released daily. KoldCast TV programming can also be found on popular set-top boxes like Boxee and Roku, and on Internet-enabled televisions and devices from Vizio, Best Buy’s Insignia brand and several others. KoldCast TV is now watched in every country and territory around the world.
Just before we post the dailies, which will provide a clearer picture of “One Life to Live’s” final week on television, ABC has revealed that the 43-year old soap ended its run as daytime’s 5th most watched program in total viewers (3,120,000), while ranking a strong second in Women 18-49 viewers (784,000) for the week of January 9-13, 2012. Only 94,000 Women 18-49 viewers separated “One Life to Live” from tying “The Young and the Restless” in that category. In Women 18-49 rating “OLTL” had a 1.2 compared to “Y&R’s” 1.4. The canceled ABC soap beat its former network and studio sibling “The View” in all key ratings categories except total viewers.
Compared to the same week last year (January 10-14, 2011) “One Life to Live” gained 439,000 total viewers (3,120,000 vs 2,681,000 viewers) and was up .2 in Women 18-49 rating (1.2 vs 1.0). In Women 18-49 viewers, the soap was up 149,000 (784,000 vs 635,000).
Check back later for a more detailed ratings breakdown from Soap Opera Network.
ABC is Daytime’s #1 Network Across All Target Women Demographics
Friday’s “The Chew” – Featuring Actress Lana Parrilla of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” – Ranks as the Show’s #1 Telecast Ever in Total Viewers, Women
18-49 and Women 25-54, and its #2 Telecast To Date in Women 18-34
“The Chew” Delivers it Most-Watched Week on Record in Women 18-49,
and its 2nd-Most-Watched Week Ever in Total Viewers
* ABC ranked as Daytime’s #1 network in Women 18-34 (0.6 rating/188,000 – tie), Women 18-49 (1.0 rating/661,000 – tie) and Women 25-54 (1.4 rating/848,000).
* This week ranked as “The Chew’s” most-watched week to date in Women 18-49 (526,000), its 2nd-most-watched week in Total Viewers (2.560 million) and 3rd-most-watched week in Women 25-54 (676,000).
* Friday’s “The Chew,” featuring actress Lana Parrilla of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” became the series’ #1 telecast to date in Total Viewers (2.774 million), Women 18-49 (617,000) and Women 25-54 (784,000), and its #2 telecast on record in Women 18-34 (232,000).
Following are the Daytime Lineup averages, plus Top 5 Programs Ranks in Women 18-49 (sorted by) and Women 25-54: