Cancelled months after leaving viewers hanging with a major cliffhanger, “Drop Dead Diva” received a reprieve from Lifetime earlier this year which has resulted in a fifth season set to debut on Sunday, June 23. Today, Lifetime has revealed the first promo of the new season, which helps shed a little light on life after Owen (Lex Medlin) caught his bride, Jane (Brooke Elliott), kissing Grayson (Jackson Hurst) moments before they were to be wed.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, former “General Hospital” star Marisa Ramirez (ex-Gia Campbell; ex-Carmen Mesta, “The Young and the Restless”) has been upped to series regular on CBS’ “Blue Bloods” beginning with the primetime shows fourth season premiering in the fall. Ramirez, who joined the show as a recurring guest-star starting with the Friday, March 8 episode entitled “Protest Too Much,” portrays Detective Maria Baez, the former and now full-time partner of Donnie Wahlberg‘s Detective Danny Raegan. The actress is replacing Jennifer Esposito, who portrayed Wahlberg’s onscreen partner, Jackie Curatola, on the drama series until November of last year.
“All My Children’s” Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane) has been given the moniker “Queen of Soaps,” but with some recent moves by the production team behind her new series, “Devious Maids,” she just may be called “Queen of Telenovelas,” too!
In order to appeal to a Latino audience, the pilot for the Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella Williams, “The Young and the Restless”) co-executive produced series — which was created by Cherry and is based on Televisa’s hit telenovela “Ellas Son La Alegría Del Hoga” — will be available via digital platforms prior to its Sunday, June 23 Lifetime premiere in both English and Spanish (meaning yes, we’ll get to see what it look like for Lucci to speak the language of love)! Plus, following the network premiere, each following episode of the show will be available in both languages on myLifetime.com, Lifetime’s Video Watch app and A + E Network’s distribution partners’ Video On Demand services, sites and apps the day after its 10PM time slot.
Since the news broke that “General Hospital’s” Jack Wagner (Frisco Jones) was set to appear in an episode of Nick at Nite’s original series, “See Dad Run,” fans have been chomping at the bit for either more details or a chance to see the star in action on the family sitcom. Well, the time has come for both!
Jennifer Lopez may just be Jenny from the Block, but there’s a whole lot she can do: acting, singing, judging “American Idol,” executive producing ABC Family’s new series, “The Fosters.” Oh, and personally answering everything you’ve always wanted to know about her, “The Fosters” or Sherri Saum (ex-Keri Reynolds, “One Life to Live”), who stars in the alphabet network’s new drama!
Movies and TV shows have stemmed from books (“Twilight,” and “True Blood,” anybody?), but it’s a rare day when TV shows and books are created simultaneously to create an integrated storytelling experience. But that’s about to change! As ABC preps for the premiere of the new reality series, “Whodunnit?” (an interactive program that puts amateur sleuths’ investigative skills to the test in a mystery murder reality competition), executive producer, Anthony E. Zuiker (creator of “CSI”), has teamed up with Hyperion Books to release a series of novels that will be released along with the series to enhance the viewing experience.
On Monday, June 24, CBS premieres the highly anticipated summer event drama series, “Under the Dome,” based on Stephen King‘s best-selling novel. With an order of 13 episodes, “Dome” follows the story of a small town that finds itself suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world without any explanations. Viewers will get to see how the town deals with the seclusion and their fight to get out.
The revival of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” could be just the start of cancelled network shows finding new homes in other places. Not only will “Arrested Development,” a popular comedy Fox cancelled in 2006, continue on Netflix starting Sunday, May 26, but ABC’s recently cancelled ‘Body of Proof’ may get a similar second chance!
According to Deadline Hollywood, the series — which stars “Desperate Housewives’” Dana Delany — is being considered for pickup by TNT, USA and WGN America, and here’s why: The show picked up 8.6 million viewers last week alone (several million more than ABC’s “Nashville” and “Revenge,” two shows ABC decided not to cancel).
Soap fans can’t help but think of Anne Heche as “Another World’s” Vicky Hudson, but the busy actress has carved a successful path in primetime and is about to shine in NBC’s “Save Me,” a new comedy that will have the Primetime Emmy nominee talking to God!
It’s only been a few weeks since Brandon Barash announced that he was ending his six-year stint on ABC’s “General Hospital” as Johnny Zacchara and the actor already has a primetime role in the works: He’ll be playing a stripper on FOX’s crime comedy-drama, “Bones”!
A rep confirms to Soap Opera Network that in the episode (appropriately titled “The Party in the Pants”), Barash portrays a good-looking yet aging exotic dancer who previously helped the episode’s victim get into stripping. Read More >>