Hot on the heels of “All My Children’s” Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) appearing on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” comes an appearance by former “General Hospital” actor/musician Rick Springfield (ex-Noah Drake)!
The “Jessie’s Girl” singer will be appearing on the Friday, February 7 episode of the show, where he’s set to give an “eye-opening interview” that touches on the subject of suicide. Other guests scheduled to appear include The Village People, “The Real Housewives of New York City’s” Jill Zaren, and former Vogue editor André Leon Talley.
Former “General Hospital” star Nathan Parsons (ex-Ethan Lovett) is straddling sides in the great vampire/werewolf debate: In addition to recently being cast in the role of “True Blood’s” vampire James, the actor will be debuting on The CW’s “The Originals” tomorrow, Tuesday, February 4 — as a werewolf!
“The Young and the Restless” actress Cynthia Watros (Kelly Andrews) may soon be pulling television double duty: MTV has ordered a pilot featuring the former “Lost” star to series.
The show, titled “Finding Carter,” is about a teenage girl named Carter (played by Kathryn Prescott, “Skins”) who discovers that the woman she believed was her mother actually kidnapped her when she was a toddler. She’s returned to her real family, but after her kidnapper mother goes missing, Carter vows to find her before she disappears forever. Watros and former “Angel” actor Alexis Denisof play Carter’s real parents.
If you’ve been loving Ray Wise as “The Young and the Restless’” Ian Ward, then you’re in luck: The actor is starring in Hulu’s new comedy series, “Farmed and Dangerous,” which debuts next month!
The series tells the story of agricultural giant Animoil, which thinks it has the solution to feeding the world (and the company’s pockets). But when activist Chip Randolph (John Sloan) sets out to expose what happens before the meat gets butchered, thing spiral dangerously out of control. And smack dab in the middle of the drama sits Buck (Wise), the gun-collecting head of IFIB and lead representative for Animoil!
It’s been a whopping seven years since larger-than-life personality Rosie O’Donnell has been a part of “The View,” but executive producers Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie announced today that the actress/comedian is returning to the popular talk show!
Friday, February 7 marks O’Donnell’s appearance alongside current co-hosts Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. As fans may recall, the current “The Fosters” actress previously held the position as moderator for “The View” from 2005-2007 but left under less-than-friendly circumstances (both a contract dispute with ABC and her inability to get along with former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck played out onscreen).
As previously reported, soap stars Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery, “All My Children”) and Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco Jones, “General Hospital;” ex-Dominick Marone, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) are set to star in the Hallmark Movie Channel Original movie, “My Gal Sunday,” which premieres tonight at 9:00 PM ET on the cable network.
Former “One Life to Live” actor turned “Dancing with the Stars” superstar Corbin Bleu (ex-Jeffrey King) appears in not one, but two places on TV tonight!
First, Bleu gives an in-depth interview on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” discussing his High School Musical days and the current love of his life. The episode also features controversial Grammy winner Sinéad O’ Connor, comedian Margaret Cho, and former “The Incredible Hulk” star Lou Ferrigno. This airs at 9:00 PM on Oprah’s OWN network.
Corbin can also be seen tonight in the television premiere of movie “The Monkey’s Paw” on the CHILLER network. “The Monkey’s Paw” is about a man who discovers a mysterious monkey’s paw that grants him three wishes. Of course, these wishes don’t go as planned. Also starring are C.J. Thomason (ex-Lucas Jones, “General Hospital”) and Stephen Lang (“Avatar”). The movie also airs at 9:00 PM ET on the CHILLER network.
As previously reported, former “General Hospital” actress Emily Wilson (ex-Ellie Trout) is set to appear in an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Castle,” entitled “Dressed To Kill.”
While the episode was previously set to air on Monday, January 27, an ABC rep tells Soap Opera Network that the episode has been pushed back and will now air on Monday, February 3 instead.
Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Oscar nominated director David O. Russell (“American Hustle” and “Silver Linings Playbook”) has received a straight to series 13-episode order from ABC for his newest drama project, “an upstairs/downstairs soap set at a private country club,” which will be co-produced by ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios.
Per the website, Russell and writer Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”) co-wrote the story, with Grant writing the teleplay. The duo are set to executive produce alongside Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.
This marks Russell’s first TV series project.
As previously reported, CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” announced a new partnership with Pan Macmillan and its digital-first imprint, Momentum, in which the publishing company will release a series of novellas surrounding several characters from the daytime soap opera. Today, it was announced that the first two of eight novellas will go on sale on Tuesday, January 28. An e-book version of each will be released worldwide. In Australia, paperback print copies will be available at the same time as the digital release.
“Love stories that have yet to be seen on television can now fully ignite between the covers of these novellas,” said “B&B” executive producer and head writer, Bradley P. Bell in announcing the deal last month. “This partnership with Pan Macmillan and Momentum expands the choices our fans have to be entertained by the signature characters of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful.’”