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.
As we previously reported, daytime personality Meredith Vieira has a new talk show debuting next fall, and NBC just announced that it’s been sold to 10 of its owned television stations. Is your market included?
The recent death of “Glee’s” Cory Monteith, who died of a heroin overdose in a Vancouver hotel on Saturday, July 13, hit the show’s fans just as hard as the death of “The Young and the Restless’” Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) hit soap fans earlier this year — if not more so, considering the Fox star was only 31. The powers that be at “Y&R” scrambled to come up with an appropriate way to handle Cooper’s death onscreen, leading to a beautiful tribute episode in which castmembers — as themselves rather than their characters — shared their favorite memories of the legendary lady. And The Boston Herald thinks that “Glee” should follow suit.
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.
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.”
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.
Former “General Hospital” star James Franco (ex-Franco) is about to get a serious roasting on Comedy Central’s upcoming special, “Comedy Central Roast of James Franco,” but that’s not all that is in the actor’s future: A Fox rep confirms he’ll also be guest-starring on a two-episode arc of “The Mindy Project.”
TBS and Twentieth Century Fox Television have announced that animated comedic series “American Dad!” will be moving to the cable network after 10 seasons on FOX. “Dad,” created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, joins the TBS primetime lineup in late 2014 with its 11th season consisting of 15 episodes. Encore episodes of each episode with air on Adult Swim after their initial airings on TBS. The 10th (and final) season on FOX premieres Sunday, September 29.
“‘American Dad!’ is a great fit for TBS, a favorite of comedy fans who like smart, irreverent humor with ample doses of biting wit and skewering satire,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We look forward to welcoming Seth MacFarlane and the rest of his team as they bring this iconic show to TBS.”
Sad news if you’ve become addicted to ABC Family’s “The Lying Game”: The serial drama, which stars “As the World Turns’” Alexandra Chando (ex-Maddie Coleman) and “General Hospital’s” Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine), has been cancelled.
As previously reported, Jack Wagner (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “General Hospital,” “Melrose Place“), Wally Kurth (“Days of our Lives,” “GH”) and Eddie Cibrian (“The Young and the Restless,” “Sunset Beach“) will all be appearing on upcoming episodes of TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.”