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).
As previously reported, departing “General Hospital” star Brandon Barash (Johhny Zacchara) will appear in the Monday, April 15 episode of FOX’s “Bones,” entitled “The Party in the Pants.” Now you can get your first look as Barash’s character appears scared for his life…or is he?
In the episode, Barash portrays a good-looking yet aging exotic dancer named Storm (how appropriate), who previously helped the episode’s victim get into stripping. In addition to a little skin from the sexy stud, the episode also features a guest appearance from Joanna Cassidy (“Body of Proof,” “Six Feet Under”), who’s revealed as Booth’s (David Boreanaz) mom.
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 >>
In yet another holiday film from Lifetime starring former soap stars, actors Claire Coffee (ex-Nadine Crowell, “General Hospital”) and Ryan McPartlin (ex-Hank Bennett, “Passions”) are headlining “Holly’s Holiday.” In the film, Coffee portrays Holly Maddux, a New York advertising executive who can’t help notice the window display she passes by on her way to work every day, the one with the perfect, hunky mannequin. When Holly slips one day on the ice in front of the store and hits her head, she wakes up to find a perfect gentleman by her side, helping her up. That gentleman is portrayed by McPartlin in the role of Bo. As Holly and Bo hit it off almost perfectly, Holly soon realizes that the pressure to be perfect all the time is not all that it’s cracked up to be as she has to make a choice between the perfect life she’s always dreamed of… and the real love that’s been waiting for her all along. The fim also stars Jeff Ward (“Body of Proof”) in the role of Milo Ames.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” alumna Chrishell Stause recently chatted with TV Line about a multitude of topics including her guest-role on ABC’s “Body of Proof” slated to air tonight. The bodacious actress also discussed some past regrets and her future plans.
Several weeks ago, Stause applauded co-star Susan Lucci on Twitter when daytime’s biggest name made the surprising revelation that she had made a counteroffer to Prospect Park in early September but had not been contacted since. The statement was made following months of sources indicating difficult negotiations between [Lucci] and the production company were the reason for “AMC’s” production stall. Stause elaborated on her original sentiment to TV Line, adding “to be honest with you, that Prospect Park thing was such a disaster. They came to people and gave one offer, and when it came time to renegotiate they never came back to the table. It wasn’t the actors that weren’t trying to make something work.” Stause is sorry fans didn’t get to see the original ending creator Agnes Nixon and head writer Lorraine Broderick penned. The actress adds, “we all had these vignettes that were beautiful and really great.” She affirms that at least part of that episode was filmed – before the script was changed to comply with an impending online future – including scenes with her and her on-screen mother played by Kate Collins.
Currently on the plate for Stause is preparation for pilot season which officially begins in January. In pilot season, which lasts through April, new dramas and sitcoms begin filming pilot episodes in hopes of being picked up for the following season of programming on the networks and cable. The actress just completed a course at the Groundlings which has helped launch the careers of comedians Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow and Jon Lovitz. Stause also will begin taping the second season of the intense psychological thriller “Luke 11:17″ in February. She also appeared in the first season of the web series that debuted in 2009.