Television

When CBS announced earlier this year that it had picked up a new drama series from Vince Gilligan (“Breaking Bad”) and David Shore (“House”), and that it would star former "All My Children" actor Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo du Pres), "Guiding Light's" Aubrey Dollar (ex-Marina Cooper) and Dean Winters ("Oz," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"), the network would only say that the series, "Battle Creek," would air sometime in midseason. Last week the network announced that the series will air on Sundays at 10:00 PM ET/PT, beginning March 1. The series replaces "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," which currently occupies the timeslot and will air its season finale two weeks prior to the launch of "Battle Creek."
As previously reported, former "Days of our Lives" actor Casey Deidrick (ex-Chad DiMera) will be starring in the new MTV series, "Eye Candy," a drama centering on a 21-year-old tech genius named Lindy, played by Victoria Justice, who is a hacker with a gift for seeing clues and connections in the digital world that others can't. Deidrick will play the role of Tommy when the series premieres Monday, January 12 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV.
You met the three finalists for the next male model search currently underway at CBS' "The Price is Right," via their appearance on the Monday, December 1 edition of CBS' "The Talk," but what does the game show's first male model, Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Ridgeway, "Days of our Lives"; ex-Pete Cortlandt, "All My Children") have to say about another person taking on his former daytime role? The actor recently spoke with Soap Opera Network about his experience on the game show, what it was like helping judge the competition, and responds to comments made about him by "Price is Right" executive producer, Mike Richards.
Previously appearing in episodes of TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland," former "All My Children" star Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery) will appear in tonight's episode of the network's "The Exes," starring Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, and David Alan Basche. In the episode, entitled "Oh Brother Here Art Thou," Mathison plays Rob, who shows up unexpectedly at his brother Haskell's (Knight) apartment. Not ready for a surprise from his brother, however, Haskell shows Rob the door and then proclaims to his roommates that his brother ruined his life.
video
While Bravo's "The Real Housewives" reality franchise has always been considered an unscripted soap, tonight marks the first time a current soap star will be seen as a regular when "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of our Lives" actress Eileen Davidson joins the group of women in "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."
video
It seems like forever ago since we reported Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, "All My Children") got a wonderful surprise while visiting NBCUniversal's syndicated daytime talker, "The Meredith Vieira Show," via a reunion of sorts with former "AMC" co-star, Walt Willey (ex-Jackson Montgomery). In your first look at the episode, airing Tuesday, December 2, Lucci tells host Meredith Vieira how her character on the ABC Daytime soap opera helped many immigrants learn to speak English. Later the two take part in a Soap Opera Showdown, which included Willey as a surprise participant alongside Lucci.
video
Call it a coincidence of sorts if you like but CBS' "The Talk" today announced the three finalists for the ultimate prize of becoming "The Price is Right's" next male model, and their names all just so happen to start with the letter "J."
video
An odd question for sure, but while on his book tour promoting his newest title, "The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year," Bravo TV executive and "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen was recently posed the question, "If Susan Lucci [ex-Erica Kane, 'All My Children'] showed up at your door naked, what would you do?" For reference: He'd give her a robe!
With Craig Ferguson set to step down as host of "The Late Late Show" on Friday, December 19, CBS has announced that following re-runs of the late night talk show, special editions will be produced featuring rotating guest hosts and special after-dark editions of CBS Daytime's "The Talk" from Monday, January 5 - Friday, March 6, 2015 (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT).
While Eileen Davidson ("Days of our Lives," "The Young and the Restless") won't be appearing on the reality series until its third episode, Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" managed to snag its highest-rated season premiere in over three years, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data, with 2 million total viewers tuning in, up 25 percent from the prior season premiere (11/4/13), on Tuesday, November 18. The renewed success of "Beverly Hills Housewives" follows the recent performance of "The Real Houseweives of Atlanta," which premiered its seventh season on Sunday, November 9 and became the network’s highest-rated season premiere in Bravo history with over 4.5 million total viewers (based on L+3 ratings data) and 2.7 million Adults 18-49 (based on L+3 ratings data), up 26 percent and 27 percent respectively from the season six premiere.
While it's unclear whether it had anything to do with the rescheduling of an episode featuring the men of CBS' "The Young and the Restless," Sony Pictures Television produced daytime talker, "The Queen Latifah Show," has been canceled, it was announced today by the studio. In a statement Sony said, "We want to thank Dana [real-life name of Queen Latifah], the producers and the entire staff of 'The Queen Latifah Show' for creating a program that we are all very proud of. Thank you also to our terrific station partners and advertisers who supported the show." The talk show premiered in the fall of 2013 with tepid ratings, which did not improve during season two.
As previously reported, the men of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" will be appearing on the Wednesday, November 26 edition of syndicated daytime talk show, "The Queen Latifah Show." Look for "Y&R's" Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Justin Hartley (Adam Newman), Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby), Bryton James (Devon Hamilton) and Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) to have a sit down chat with host Queen Latifah as they talk about their best "Y&R" kisses and their first scenes. Look for Bergman to reminisce on his 25 years at the soap while Hartley shows off his famous dimples! Before the episode airs, Soap Opera Network has your first look with the men on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California, where the talk show is filmed.
On Monday, November 24, daytime icon and soap legend Genie Francis ("General Hospital," "Days of our Lives," "All My Children") will appear alongside "Home & Family's" Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare for a primetime holiday-themed edition of the popular Hallmark Channel talk show. In the special, Francis stops by with her own side dish of Brussel’s sprouts with pancetta.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT