CBS has released a breakdown of how its top shows left off with their season finales in May and what viewers can expect when their new seasons premiere in the fall. “It may only be July, but it’s never too early to get caught up on where CBS series left off last May. And there’s no time like the present for a sneak peek at some surprises and guest stars coming in the fall,” reads the network press release.
America’s most watched network (CBS) and the second largest cable operator in the country (Time Warner Cable) are battling it out over retransmission fees and come Wednesday, July 24, fans of CBS’ programming including “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Talk,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “2 Broke Girls,” and more could find their screens blackened if they live in:
- New York: WCBS and WLNY (Ind)
- Los Angeles: KCBS and KCAL (Ind)
- Dallas: KTVT-CBS and KTXA (Ind)
- Boston: WBZ-CBS and WSBK (Ind)
- Pittsburgh: KDKA-CBS and WPCW-CW
- Chicago: WBBM-CBS
- Detroit: WKBD-CW
- Denver: KCNC-CBW
According to TV Guide‘s Michael Logan, Rena Sofer (ex-Lois Cerullo, “General Hospital”) is joining the cast of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” as Quinn Fuller, the mother of Darin Brooks‘ Wyatt Fuller. “Not a lot of deets yet, except that Mama is as mysterious as Sonny Boy and both have secrets that will rock the soap,” the publication reported.
In addition to her Emmy award winning role on “GH,” Sofer has appeared in episodes of CBS’ “NCIS” and “Two and a Half Men.” Most recently, the actress portrayed Queen Eva in an episode of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” and appeared as Sabrina Meyer on The CW’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
As previously reported, the very popular #CBSTweetWeek is back for the forth time since its inception in 2011, and some of the networks biggest stars and creative talent are signing on to Twitter to chat live with fans. This marks the very first time stars from “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” are participating!
On Tuesday, March 26, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” will celebrate its 40th anniversary and in honor of the event, stars from the daytime drama series will be popping up on multiple CBS Daytime programs.
As previously reported, Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman), Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman Abbott), Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Michael Muhney (Adam Newman), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) and Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) will appear on the Monday, March 25 celebratory edition of “The Talk.”
Millions of viewers were shocked when the power went out during tonights Super Bowl XLVII (or Super Bowl 47 for those not up-to-date with their Roman numerals) game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. CBS issued a statement on the matter, but has sadly remained mum on its decision to ignore viewers of CBS Daytime programming, which remains #1 in its daypart via “The Young and the Restless,” “The Price is Right,” “Let’s Make a Deal,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Talk.”
In honor of Thanksgiving, CBS thanks you for making them America’s Most Watched Network.
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:
- Kelly Ripa (“Live with Kelly”) $20 million per year
- Mark Harmon (“NCIS”) $500,000 per episode
- Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: SVU”) $385,000 per episode
- Patrick Dempsey (“Grey’s Anatomy”) $350,000 per episode
- Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy”) $350,000 per episode
- Ellen Pompeo (“Grey’s Anatomy”) $350,000 per episode
- Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”) $300,000 per episode
- Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”) $200,000 per episode
- Anna Paquin (“True Blood”) $200,000 per episode
- Alexander Skarsgård (“True Blood”) $200,000 per episode
- Michael Weatherly (“NCIS”) $175,000 per episode
- Connie Britton (“Nashiville”) $100,000 per episode
- Terry O’Quinn (“666 Park Avenue”) $100,000 per episode
- Vanessa Williams (“666 Park Avenue”) $100,000 per episode
- Larry Hagman (“Dallas”) $75,000 per episode
- Lea Michele (“Glee”) $75,000 per episode
- Hayden Panettierre (“Nashiville”) $75,000 per episode
- Madeleine Stowe (“Revenge”) $75,000 per episode
- Kerry Washington (“Scandal”) $75,000 per episode
- Dave Annable (“666 Park Avenue”) $65,000 per episode
- Emily VanCamp (“Revenge”) $55,000 per episode
- Patrick Duffy (“Dallas”) $50,000 per episode
- Josh Henderson (“Dallas”) $50,000 per episode
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.