With nearly 24 minutes in total airtime between them, LANYentertainment released the first two installments of “The Bay: The Series” chapter 11 on the official “Bay” website yesterday. Fans of the series will not only get caught up in the happenings in Bay City, but they’ll also get their fill of drama, sex, drugs, romance, deception, murder, and much more.
Christmas is coming a little bit early for fans of Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery, “All My Children”) this year. The actor is gracing the small screen alongside Jennie Garth (“Beverly Hills, 90210”) in an ABC Family “25 Days of Christmas” film titled “Holidaze.”
The feel-good flick follows Melody (Garth), a high-powered workaholic who plans on spending the holidays jet-setting with friends — until her boss sends her to her sleepy hometown with the task of convincing the townspeople to allow the building of a new discount store! Everyone — including her old friends and high school sweetheart, Carter (Mathison) — are opposed to the idea, which starts a recipe for trouble. Desperate to get out of town and back to her normal life, Melody takes a spill and wakes up in an alternate universe where she never left town and is married to Carter!
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced yesterday that it’s going to be easier than ever for 41st Annual Daytime Emmy race entrants to submit material and for voters to get their voices heard, as the entire process has shifted to an online space! In addition, entries for this year’s awards ceremony are now being accepted, and submission are open in all 81 Daytime categories.
“With six Daytime Dramas [“The Bold and the Beautiful,” The Young and the Restless,” “General Hospital,” “Days of our Lives,” “All My Children,” and “One Life to Live”] in contention this year, we are thrilled to open the gates for what we expect to be a record year in all Daytime Emmy Award genres,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS, in an official press release. “In addition to adding three new Spanish-language categories, we are implementing a brand new entry/judging system that will allow entrants quick and easy submissions and judges the ability to evaluate nominees at work, at home and just about everywhere else!”
The Emmy-nominated online soap opera “The Bay” is back for its 11th chapter, and the sudser’s return is expected to be edgier, bigger and better than ever!
All of the fun begins Thursday, December 5, when two brand new installments of the series will stream back to back at 3:15PM ET / 12:15PM PT. Afterward, fans can look forward to new episodes on Thursday, December 12 and Thursday, December 19. And, as a special holiday gift for loyal viewers, a one hour uninterrupted TV pilot will stream on Thursday, December 26!
On Monday, September 26, 2011, ABC premiered a new daytime talk show that brought food back to the table and into our everyday lives. Now in its third season, “The Chew” is currently enjoying one of its highest rated on record in both total viewers and key women sales demos. As the talk show celebrated its 500th episode yesterday, fans of the ABC version of “All My Children” continued to mourn the loss of their favorite daytime soap opera, which made Susan Lucci, and her character Erica Kane, a household name.
Hosted by celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, “The Chew’s” celebratory episode featured a food-filled party that included an assortment of games, on-air memories and a cake to help honor the talkers achievement. Meanwhile, “All My Children” fans are trying to find ways to heal from the recent blow by Prospect Park to not move forward with a new season of its version of “All My Children,” which consistently topped the iTunes and Hulu charts during its 40+ episode run. The production company is suing ABC over claims the network was looking to create a “mega soap” with “Chew” lead-out “General Hospital.” Prospect Park co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz recently decided to take his own company to court over contract matters directly related to “AMC” and sister soap “One Life to Live.”
Former “All My Children” actress Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe) may be co-hosting “The Better Show,” but that doesn’t mean she’s retired from scripted acting. In fact, the actress will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of the CBS drama “Blue Bloods!”
Titled “Ties That Bind,” the episode shows Danny’s (Donnie Wahlberg) loyalty being tested when he’s assigned to the case of a childhood friend, Mickey (Tom Cavanagh), who is under investigation for having ties to an infamous mob family. Budig plays Connie, Mickey’s wife.
Look for the episode to air on Friday, December 20.
The multi-million dollar battle between Prospect Park and ABC over “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” isn’t the only soap opera drama the Los Angeles courts have been dealing with as of late: Apparently, Prospect Park co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz has taken his own company to court over non-compete clauses!
According to Deadline Hollywood, the producer/talent manager has filed a complaint against the company and ABRY Senior Equity IV, L.P., ABRY Investment Partnership, L.P., and ABRY Senior Equity Co-Investment Fund IV, seeking a “declatory judgment over non-compete clauses in a December 31, 2012 employment agreement he signed with Prospect Park when the Boston-based investors came on board late last year.” Or, in other words, Kwatinetz would like a judge to decide whether or not the non-compete clauses in the agreement will prevent him from working for another company for the five years stated in the contract, and whether or not PP and ABRY could force him to continue working for them for the next five years whether he would like to or not.
With “All My Children” not moving forward, and word that the show along with sister soap “One Life to Live” would be eligible for Emmy consideration in all categories for next year’s awards presentation, actress Debbi Morgan (ex-Dr. Angela Hubbard) has decided to not put her name up consideration in either Supporting or Lead Actress categories. In a tweet on Saturday, November 30, Morgan said, “I’ve decided not 2 have my name submitted 4 emmy consideration this year cuz I just really, really want 2 move on.”
“All My Children” actress Francesca James (ex-Evelyn Johnson) is in the middle of a plot fit for a thriller film. According to The New York Post, the Emmy winner was named co-executer of the estate of recently deceased Broadway star Julie Harris, and friends and former employees of the Tony-winner are accusing James of “worming” her way into Harris’ life, taking control of her business and medical affairs and alienating her from her son, Peter Gurian — all so she could inherit part of Harris’ estimated 10 million fortune!
Fans of “All My Children’s” Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan Devane) would agree that he was pretty perfect onscreen, but his off screen perfection has now been shattered. According to TMZ, the Hertfordshire-born actor was arrested for felony domestic violence after he allegedly threw a remote control at his girlfriend’s face!
Reports say that the former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant got into a fight with his gal at their Hollywood apartment — and the tiff ended with him throwing the remote and her suffering a black eye due to the violent shenanigans.
A law enforcement official told TMZ that because the injury was rather mild, Turner will most likely avoid felony charges and instead will face a misdemeanor charge.