While stopping short of saying the network has officially picked up new seasons of either series, Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment, announced Friday, January 17, during the Disney/ABC Television Group’s portion of the 2014 Television Critics Association Press Tour, that “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Revenge” are on solid ground to return next season with new episodes on the network. “Grey’s” in particular is likely to continue “for many years to come,” said Lee to reporters.
In a report by E! Online, Watch With Kristin‘s Kristin Dos Santos shared the following tidbits from Lee:
“['Grey's Anatomy' Executive producer] Shonda Rhimes is one of the greatest writers that our generation has seen. She’s continuing to write an immensely powerful show. It makes you laugh and cry every week, and what season are we now? And by the way, to her enormous credit, it is completely different than ‘Scandal’. And I love it. I think it’s going to stay on the network for many years to come.”
On tonights’ episode of ABC’s “Revenge,” entitled “Endurance,” Emily (Emily VanCamp) is physically and mentally broken following her failed attempt to frame Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) for her murder – Daniel (Josh Bowman) ended up shooting Emily for real on her wedding night – and as a result ends up getting closer than ever to the Graysons, who have decided to close ranks around her by virtually keeping her captive in Grayson manor after she’s released from the hospital. Meanwhile, Daniel comes face to face with Sara (Annabelle Stephenson) for the first time since her apparent attempted suicide led him to do what he did to Emily. Will they be able to rekindle the flame? Also, in a promo touting tonight’s episode, it looks as though Victoria may be getting closer to the truth about Emily’s real identity, or is this just another part of Emily’s plan? You’ll just have to tune in to find out!
Tonight on ABC’s “Revenge,” which returns from a three week hiatus, the wedding of Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) and Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman) is fast approaching and Emily must put the finishing touches on her final takedown – Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) herself. In tonight’s episode, entitled “Surrender,” Victoria learns that Emily is pregnant after a supposed altercation with a recently revealed alive Lydia (Amber Valletta) results in Emily slipping and falling.
For a preview of tonight’s episode, watch the promo below:
We may not envy the icy hearts of the characters on ABC’s “Revenge,” but their stellar wardrobes certainly leave us panting. Lucky for us — and fellow fans of the drool-worthy outfits put together by the show’s three-time Emmy nominated costume designer, Jill Ohanneson — the series’ clothing could be coming to a store near you!
According to Women’s Wear Daily, ABC Studios has joined forces with Matchbook Co., the company that represents Ohanneson, and together, they’ve teamed up with the alphabet network’s licensing agency, Firefly Brand Management, to create apparel and accessories inspired by the show.
In its newest issue, TV Guide Magazine has revealed some of televisions highest paid stars. As you can imagine, the list comprises of former daytime soap stars who’ve either gone on to host their own talk show or headline a top ranked primetime series, or in the case of primetime soap stars – gotten richer!
Kelly Ripa tops the list of stars with a soap opera connection as the host of the daytime talk show “Live with Kelly.” According to TV Guide, the former “All My Children” star rakes in an estimated salary of $20 million per year. Meanwhile, Michael Weatherly went from “Loving” in the 1990′s to “NCIS” agent for a cool $175,000 per episode. Mark Harmon, Weatherly’s co-star on “NCIS,” generates an estimated $500,000 per episode and is the highest paid actor (scripted). The magazine, however, does not make note as to whether that amount includes his executive producer credit or if it is based solely on appearance alone. Harmon starred in the short lived 1980′s primetime soap “Flamingo Road,” which preceded his ground breaking role in “St. Elsewhere.”
“Guiding Light” turned “White Collar” star Matt Bomer makes an estimated $110,000 per episode of his uber popular USA Network series. Also hailing from “Guiding Light” is Hayden Panettierre, who will take in an estimated $75,000 an episode for her starring role in the upcoming new series “Nashville.” The show stars Connie Britton as a fading country star, but Britton will take in $100,000 per episode for her efforts.
The stars of “Grey’s Anatomy” recently renegotiated new deals to continue on the series for another two seasons. With the shows ninth season debuting in September, stars Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh and Ellen Pompeo will now make an estimated $350,000 an episode.
Although he hasn’t appeared on a soap for some time, Alec Baldwin gained notoriety in the 1980′s after starring in the daytime soap “The Doctors” and the primetime soap opera “Knot’s Landing.” Now starring in “30 Rock,” Baldwin commands an estimated $300,000 per episode. “30 Rock” is expected to complete its seventh and final season with just 13 episodes beginning October 4. Mariska Hargitay, who recurred on primetime soap “Falcon Crest” in 1988, is the highest paid actress (scripted) taking in $385,000 per episode for her work on “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit.”
What follows is the complete list of salaries of stars with soap opera connections:
For a complete list of stars and their salaries, pick up your copy of TV Guide today or head on over to the magazine’s website.