If you’ve been following “Under the Dome” throughout its second season, you’ll recall that beginning in episode 3, a young mystery man named Hunter had been communicating with Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz) and Joe (Colin Ford) via internet messages. In tonight’s episode we get our first glimpse of Hunter as played by “The Young and the Restless’” Max Ehrich (Fermore Baldwin). The question is, how did he get in the Dome if we’re led to believe there is no way in or out? You’ll just have to tune in to find out!
Seven of the eight ABC Owned and Operated (O&O) television stations will be returning “General Hospital” back to its 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT slot beginning Monday, September 8, the network confirmed today. Those stations include WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WLS in Chicago, WPVI in Philadelphia, KGO in San Francisco, KTRK in Houston, WTVD in Raleigh-Durham and KSAT in San Antonio, which is the sole non-ABC O&O station making the change.
News of “GH’s” time slot switch first came to light on Wednesday, August 13, when the network said, “‘GH’ is moving, in a few markets, where it aired for 25+ years, and that is a positive for the show.” At the time it wasn’t clear which stations would be making the change, although it soon became apparent that two of the stations included KABC and WABC after fans began posting on social media posters of KABC promoting the “The Rachael Ray Show” joining the station in “GH’s” current 1:00 PM slot in the market. TV Guide‘s Michael Logan alluded to WABC making the change on Twitter shortly afterward.
Best known to soap fans for his role as Hank Bennett on NBC’s “Passions,” actor Ryan McPartlin has signed on for an arc on NBC’s “Bad Judge,” reports Deadline Hollywood. Per the publication, McPartlin will appear opposite series star Kate Walsh in the single-camera comedy series as Billy the Fireman, a love interest for Walsh’s character, Rebecca. While the series is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, October 2 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT, there is no set airdate for McPartlin’s appearance on the series.
Due to a scheduling change, Hallmark Movie Channel will not be airing “Wedding Planner Mystery” on Saturday, August 16 as originally scheduled. In its place, HMC will air “Mrs. Doubtfire” starring the late Robin Williams, who died earlier this week of an apparent suicide.
“Wedding Planner Mystery” reportedly will instead be aired sometime in October. We’ll keep you updated on the new airdate when news of the date becomes available.
Best known for his stints on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” actor Brandon Beemer is set to star in the Hallmark Movie Channel original movie, “Wedding Planner Mystery,” which premieres tonight at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT. The film tells the story of Carnegie Kincaid, a young wedding planner who is framed for a crime and struggles to clear her name as she learns that love does not always arrive in a pretty package. The role of the wedding planner is played by Erica Durance, who is best known for her seven-year stint as Lois Lane on The WB/CW drama series, “Smallville.” Beemer plays Holt Walker, a mystery man that may have something to do with the crime Carnegie’s being framed for. This, however, does not deter her from falling for Holt.
Her Worst Nightmare, and How Far Will a Man Go to Uncover a Dark Secret?
As if pondering who the father of her baby might actually turn out to be wasn’t enough, Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) is about to be hit with a world of pain next week on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” In a newly released promo, Victoria is hit with stomach pains, which she later tells a doctor, “This is how I felt before… when I lost the baby!” She is of course referring to when she lost hers and Billy’s baby shortly after the two were wed a few years ago following a confrontation with her father, Victor (Eric Braeden).
Meanwhile, in his quest to uncover the truth, Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow) visits a mystery woman in her least revealing nities and tells her that it’s good to see her shortly before she begins to make a sexual move on him. Afterward, Nicholas is heard saying he’s only human. Of course, observers will note that he’s no longer in the woman’s hotel room when he says that.
While Investigation Discovery has signed on several daytime soap stars for hosting duties as part of its daytime soap block beginning Monday, August 25, the network is featuring ’80s and ’90s primetime stars in its new Wednesday night original series, “Heartbreakers,” which follows hunky Hollywood actors from both eras reunite on screen to portray real-life dreamboats who turned into total nightmares as shown in sensational, Aaron Spelling-esque style reminiscent of classic primetime soaps. The series takes true stories ripped from the headlines to show what really happens when the perfect catch turns out to be the perfect criminal.
“Our viewers simply cannot get enough true stories of love gone wrong,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, Destination America, American Heroes Channel and Discovery Fit & Health. “With ‘Heartbreakers,’ ID has hit on a unique hybrid that marries those true stories our viewers crave, with all the romance and drama that they love in their favorite primetime soaps, featuring an amazing line-up of television and movie legends, in the most over the top, deliciously devilish roles they have ever played.”
The governing Board of Trustees of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) earlier this week announced the election of Charles (Chuck) L. Dages as its new Chairman of the Board. Dages was previously Executive Vice President, Emerging Technology, for Warner Bros., a position he held for nearly twenty years. As part of his job at NATAS, Dages will work in conjunction with the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees on all major programming, sponsorship and marketing of the non-profit organization and securing its mandate of recognizing excellence in the television and media industry.
In conjunction with the new season launch of “Deadly Affairs” starring Susan Lucci (“All My Children,” “Devious Maids”) on Saturday, August 16 at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT, Investigation Discovery has announced the return of its daytime soap block hosted by several adored past and present soap stars. The block consists of encore episodes of some of the network’s most scandalous series, such as “Wives with Knives,” “My Dirty Little Secret,” “Scorned: Love Kills” and “Evil Twins.” Taking in the soap block as hosts are “General Hospital’s” Lynn Herring and Kin Shriner, “Days of our Lives’” Mary Beth Evans and Wally Kurth, Lamon Archey from “The Young and the Restless,” Darnell Williams from “All My Children” and telenovela actress Katie Barberi (“Dona Barbara”). The block kicks off Monday, August 25 with “Sinful Secrets Week.”
Just one day after revealing he would be returning to ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” for its 19th season as a pro dancer on “Good Morning America,” the network announced that Derek Hough will also be joining the cast of “Nashville” for a multi-episode story arc. Hough will portray Noah West, a beguiling and disarming movie star who crosses paths with the Nashville elite following his being cast as the lead in a biopic of a famous country music star.
Ratings Report for the Week of August 4-8, 2014
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,438,000 (+57,000/-82,000)
2. B&B 3,522,000 (+75,000/+77,000)
3. GH 2,805,000 (-63,000/+345,000)
4. DAYS 2,404,000 (+48,000/+8,000)
1. Y&R 3.2/11 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (same/+.1)
3. GH 2.1/7 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/same)