While Eric Brady prepares to contemplate what he could have done to save Serena Mason (Melissa Archer) from the clutches of a serial killer about to infest Salem beginning next week on NBC's "Days of our Lives," actor Greg Vaughan is already aware of what the future holds for his career. The actor recently announced that he has signed a new deal with the Sony Pictures Television/Corday Productions produced soap opera to continue on as the lovable son of Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) and Roman Brady (Josh Taylor). He's also going to be starring in an upcoming Hallmark Channel original movie.
So you probably have already heard that Netflix green-lit a revival of the popular ABC comedy series "Full House," but you probably didn't know that said house, titled "Fuller House," will also include some familiar names from the soap opera world.
Barely a day after reporting news of broadcast networks looking for more soaps on their primetime schedules, Deadline is reporting that NBC has given a put pilot order for an untitled soapy family drama from "Empire" producers Imagine TV, "How To Make It In America" creator Ian Edelman and "The Devil Wears Prada" director David Frankel. Like the FOX primetime hit, the potential new series will also include a musical connection, but instead of being about the industry itself it'll take place in the Cuban exiles of Miami.
"The Young and the Restless'" Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore) appeared on Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" earlier this week and revealed some interesting tidbits about how she got her start in Hollywood, including that her first name wasn't originally spelled with an "e" and that she didn't always include her middle initial (which stands for Elizabeth) in her profession, and shares some of her "Days of our Lives" memories. Also part of her appearance, Bregman played the soap star name game with hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare, and talks about her new Manhattan Malibu clothing line.
After portraying Ryder Callahan for two years on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," actor Wilson Bethel has gone on to star in The CW's now concluded southern drama "Hart of Dixie," as reformed bad boy Wade Kinsella, and he most recently appeared in ABC's summer run of "The Astronaut Wives Club." Now according to Deadline, Bethel is ready to tackle "Blood & Oil" after snagging a recurring role in the upcoming Don Johnson ("Nash Bridges") and Chace Crawford ("Gossip Girl") led drama series about a young working-class couple who move to North Dakota following the biggest oil discovery in American history.
In an interview with TMZ partner site tooFab, former "Days of our Lives" star Justin Gaston (ex-Ben Rogers) talks about playing both actor John Stamos and his alter-ego Jesse Katsopolis in the new Lifetime TV movie, "The Unauthorized Full House Story," airing Saturday, August 22 on the cable network. Gaston also reveals that he and his wife, actress Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman, "The Young and the Restless"), who he wed in 2012, are definitely open to having kids down the road.
Since departing "Days of our Lives" in 2007, actor Trevor Donovan (ex-Jeremy Horton) has gone on to add several roles onto his resume including appearing in episodes of The CW's "90210," ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey," and most recently starring in the History Channel mini-series, "Texas Rising." Now the actor has been cast as the lead in "The Man Who Wasn't," a potential TV series adaptation of the Thomas Caplan series of novels which follows the tales of former covert operative Ty Hunter, who unintentionally becomes the world's biggest movie star while maintaining a double life as a spy.
While no specific airdate has been set, "Days of our Lives" stars Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) and James Reynolds (Abe Carver) will be joining host Pat Sajak and Vanna White on an upcoming episode of "Wheel of Fortune" later this fall, it was announced Friday on the official Twitter page for the game show. Their appearance is just one of several expected to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebration of the daytime soap opera.
After picking up the exclusive streaming rights to all-new episodes of "The Mindy Project" in May, following FOX's decision to pull the plug on the series, Hulu announced today during its portion of the summer Television Critics Association Press Tour that the fourth season of the very young-skewing comedy will kick off on Tuesday, September 15 and each of the 26-episodes ordered will air once a week, like it did on broadcast.