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The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Television, New Media, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation during the 2013 season for its annual Writers Guild Awards. In the category of Daytime Drama, NBC's "Days of our Lives," ABC's "General Hospital" and CBS' "The Young and the Restless" are set to duke it out when the ceremony takes place on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
With autopsies now completed, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has announced the cause of death of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, CEO of Always Evolving, who both died on Saturday, November 30 after their vehicle, a red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, crashed into a tree and exploded. Walker was a passenger in the vehicle while Rodas was behind the wheel. According to the Coroner's office, Walker died from "the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries," while Rodas died as a result of "multiple traumatic injuries."
Netflix announced today that the second season of its critically acclaimed hit series, "House of Cards," will premiere on Friday, February 14, 2014. Those lovebirds looking for something special to do for the most popular date night, Valentine's Day, will be given the opportunity to tune into all 13-episodes of season two which will become available instantly in all territories where Netflix is available. Starring Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey (“Horrible Bosses,” “American Beauty,” “The Usual Suspects”) and Golden Globe® nominee Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Forrest Gump”), who both received Emmy® nominations for their performances in the first season, "House of Cards" tells the story of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C. political circles.
While Juan Pablo Galavis wasn't the lucky fella to win the final rose and the heart of Desiree Hartsock during last season's edition of "The Bachelorette," the former Venezuelan soccer player instead won the hearts of countless viewers across America and ultimately landed the coveted role as ABC's next bachelor. On Sunday, January 5 and Monday, January 6, 2014, the network has scheduled the two-night season eighteen premiere of "The Bachelor" with Galavis gearing up to take center stage while 27 women vie for his attention. Starting with Sundays edition titled "The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo," America will be introduced to all the bachelorette's looking to put a ring on their finger before the man of their dreams spots his potential cinderella. Previous "Bachelor" Sean Lowe will make an appearance as he offers some advice to Galavis on what he can expect from his upcoming adventure now that he's on the other side of the rose decision process. The countdown special episode will air beginning at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Meanwhile, in its regular timeslot on Monday nights (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT), "The Bachelor" continues with just 18 women remaining.
From Friday, March 14 through Monday, March 17, former "General Hospital" star Ronnie Marmo (ex- Ronnie Dimestico) will be MC'ing a weekend of comedy on Princess Cruises Lines' SAPPHIRE as it heads down to Mexico. Joining the actor as performers will be comedians French Stewart ("The Middle," "3rd Rock From the Sun") and Mo Collins ("MADtv," "Parks & Recreation"), among many others.
As previously reported, TVGN (TV Guide Network) will begin airing encore episodes of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" weeknights at 6:30 PM ET/PT starting today. In celebration, the network will be hosting a live Twitter chat with "B&B" stars Heather Tom (Katie Logan) and Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer). Using hashtag #BBonTVGN, fans can interact with the duo beginning at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM/PT as they answer fan questions just before TVGN's airing of their show. The actors will be using their twitter handles @BBheathertom and @CliftonsNotes to interact so make sure to follow both actors on the social media website.Unlike "The Young and the Restless," which also airs on the network at 7:00 PM ET/PT, "B&B" will air episodes a day after airing on CBS. Therefore, the first episode scheduled air will be the Wednesday, November 27 Thanksgiving Day themed episode which highlighted the togetherness between the Forresters, Logans, Spencers and more.
With "All My Children" not moving forward, and word that the show along with sister soap "One Life to Live" would be eligible for Emmy consideration in all categories for next year's awards presentation, actress Debbi Morgan (ex-Dr. Angela Hubbard) has decided to not put her name up consideration in either Supporting or Lead Actress categories. In a tweet on Saturday, November 30, Morgan said, "I've decided not 2 have my name submitted 4 emmy consideration this year cuz I just really, really want 2 move on."
During the east coast broadcast of NBC's " Days of our Lives" on Wednesday, November 27 fans will get a chance to watch the show while tweeting live with actress Lauren Koslow (Kate ), who wants tweeters to provide her with their best and most creative idea of what her character is texting to Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso) during the episode. The lucky person whose idea is selected will win a follow from the actress on the social network.
As if tackling daytime soap operas and the Academy Awards wasn't challenge enough for James Franco (ex-Franco, "General Hospital"), the actor is gearing up to next take on broadway as he's signed on to make his debut in "Of Mice and Men" next year. Franco will portray George in the production, which is based on the John Steinbeck novel of the same name. The character is one half of two migrant workers looking for employment during the Great Depression. Actor Chris O'Dowd will portray Lennie, the other migrant worker.
Investigation Discovery announced today that it has greenlit a third season of its hit series, "Deadly Affairs." Hosted by Susan Lucci ("All My Children"), the series provides audiences with titillating tales of murder and mayhem after relationships begin to falter. The program was one of ID's top five shows in the 3rd quarter of 2013 in Women 25-54, Women 18-49 and Persons 25-54. In P2+, "Affairs" reached over 9.7 million unique viewers. The new season will premiere in summer 2014.
CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" will be joining sister soap "The Young and the Restless" on cable for the first time ever when it begins airing encore episodes on TVGN (TV Guide Network) beginning Monday, December 2 at 6:30 PM ET/PT, it was announced today by Brad Schwartz, President, Entertainment and Media, TVGN and Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer and Head Writer, "The Bold and the Beautiful."TVGN will encore the prior day's episodes of "B&B" immediately preceding encore airings of "Y&R." Additionally, TVGN will begin airing the five most recent episodes of the soap back-to-back every Sunday beginning Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 AM ET/PT to 1:30 PM ET/PT.

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Held Monday, November 18 at the Beverly Hilton in LA and at the XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge in NYC, "The Casting Society of America's 29th Annual Artios Awards" honored the best of the best in casting and "The Young and the Restless'" Judy Blye Wilson took home her twelfth Artios Award in the process.
TNT has announced that the third season of "Dallas" will kick off on Monday, February 24, which will be the first season without actor Larry Hagman and his iconic character J.R. Ewing. Hagman died just before season two premiered, and as a result the show was forced to kill off the character as well. In season three, Patrick Duffy's Bobby Ewing is now the senior member of the Ewing family following the death of his older brother. John Ross (Josh Henderson) is out to prove he can be just as powerful an ally or enemy as his infamous father. Meanwhile, Bobby's adopted son Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) is newly single and determined to make a name for himself and his family in the world of natural gas. John Ross and Christopher’s former girlfriend, Elena Ramos (Jordana Brewster), is now blinded by thoughts of justice for previous wrongs.
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