According to Deadline Hollywood, Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts have been named executive producers of ABC’s “Revenge.” In their new position, after signing new two year deals with ABC Studios, the duo will join executive producer Sunil Nayar, who recently replaced series creator Mike Kelley as showrunner, as the leaders of the just renewed Sunday night soap opera. Their appointment begins with the shows third season premiering in the fall.
Berg and Harberts have previously teamed together on several ABC programs including the short-lived “Off the Map,” “GCB” and “Pushing Daisies.” They’ve also teamed together as executive producers/co-showrunners of NBC’s short-lived “Mercy” and creators/executive producers of The WB’s short-lived “Pepper Dennis.”
Best known for his portrayal of Lucky Spencer on ABC’s “General Hospital,” actor Greg Vaughan has joined the cast of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” in the contract role of Eric Brady. Vaughan tweeted a picture of his first day arriving at the shows Burbank Studio lot on Wednesday, August 8, where he said to his followers, “Here’s to to new beginnings’s!!”
For those new to “Days of our Lives,” or if you have forgotten, Eric Brady is the twin brother of Samantha “Sami” Brady (Alison Sweeney). He was last seen in town in July 2000 and was the first love interest of Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker), which was the basis of Sami’s long standing feud with Nicole. The role was previously portrayed by “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles.
Ironically, despite Vaughan signing on to play Sweeney’s on-screen twin brother, the two actors began filming the Hallmark Channel original movie “Two In” in late June. The film finds Sweeney portraying a single mother working at a 911 call center who answers an emergency call from a firefighter (Vaughan) in desperate need of help after he broke his leg while fighting a fire. As the two find themselves drawn together due to circumstances beyond their control, they begin to wonder where their mutual attraction will take them. The film is set to have its world premiere on the Hallmark Channel sometime in 2013.
Based on the current filming schedule for “Days of our Lives,” fans of the series can expect to see Vaughan on-screen as early as November.